Whoopi Replaces Rosie
The announcement Wednesday that Whoopi Goldberg had been selected to replace Rosie O'Donnell on ABC's The View received prompt approval from O'Donnell herself. In a statement, O'Donnell said Tuesday, "Whoopi is fantastic in every way. She's perfect for the job. She's amazing and one of my favorites." In an interview with today's (Thursday) New York Times, Goldberg said that she did not expect to engage in the kind of on-camera feuds that punctuated O'Donnell's tenure on the show. "We can have those discussions, and do it in a way people can talk," she said. "Sometimes you get excited, but you move on. You move it forward. You go on to the next thing. You don't harbor any ill will. ... I don't think it's necessary to fight with people over long periods of time. Life is way short."