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February 26, 2008

Whoopi Goldberg Gets Misty Over Oscar Snub

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During a discussion on yesterday's "The View" about montages of previous Oscar show hosts during Sunday's Academy Awards, the Gabby Girls got vocally indignant that Whoopi Goldberg, who's hosted the show four times, wasn't included in the montage of past hosts.  And they were absolutely right.  There were plenty of funny clips of Whoopi hosting that could have been included.  As The Gabby Girls pointed out, like when she came out dressed as Queen Elizabeth or came down on a wire from the ceiling a la Nicole Kidman in "Moulin Rouge."

Whoopi was included in a montage of Oscar winners, since she won Best Supporting Actress for "Ghost" but it was odd that she wasn't included in the host clips.  Even David Letterman, universally hated by Hollywood as an Oscar host was included in the clips, but he was in an airplane that was about to crash, so maybe there's a message there.

After Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the Queen Bee herself Barbara Walters were vocal about Whoopi's exclusion, Whoopi stood up and went around the table kissing each one of them on the cheek.  When she got to Barbara, she said something in her ear, and when she sat back down, she appeared visibly moved and somewhat speechless by the Gabby Girls support.

Whoopi said she undoubtedly pissed somebody off during her stints as host and also pointed out that Steve Martin was left out of the montage as well.

I felt truly bad for her because she appeared very sad about it.  It's like a few weeks ago on the show when they were talking about award show fashions and Whoopi showed a picture of herself at the Oscars years ago in this truly unflattering gown of fuscia and green and purple.  She explained that the style of the gown was an homage to Lucille Ball in "I Love Lucy" and some of those dresses Lucy used to wear.  However when she got so many incredibly mean comments about how she looked, she said she would never dress up for an awards show again.  She said the most she would wear would be a fancy black dress.

I remember feeling very bad for her and how much all those comments must have hurt.  It just reminded me that celebrities are people too, with feelings just like everybody else.  So if I hurt anybody with my snarky comments about their fashions at the Oscars, I humbly apologize.  But just remember to dress better next time.

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