Following her controversial take on the Holocaust in February, Whoopi Goldberg was suspended for two weeks from co-hosting duties at View. The situation has ruffled quite a few feathers, but a current The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The star who tried out the daytime talk show in 2015 has since claimed there was even more drama behind the scenes. Two months after Goldberg’s suspension, in fact, the Bravo star opened up specifically about the behavior of seasoned TV veterans on set.
At the time all of this happened, the main lineup of co-hosts included only Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez (after Rosie O’Donnell quit for the second time), with guest hostesses for auditions fill. future list. In one episode, comedian Michelle Collins and actress Garcelle Beauvais (possible RHBH reputation) have gone through the verification process. Collins eventually got the gig in the 2015-16 season, but Beauvais apparently didn’t like his temporary experience on View anyway. In his new memoirs, love me as i amPer Page Six, the 55-year-old wrote that Goldberg’s behavior was very surprising to her, saying:
Garcelle Beauvais shared that it was, overall, “an unattractive place to work”. As she tells it, none of the other co-hosts greeted her before the show was taped, and “nobody” spoke to her afterwards either. She says she expected a more affable atmosphere, but instead encountered a “cold, hostile and distant” energy from the elders. Which is interesting because, recently, former co-host Meghan McCain herself described the show as a toxic workplace.
the Coming to America alum, whose career spans decades at this point, also added in her memoir that Rosie Perez knocked her under the table during her tryout. She took it as a “shut-the-fucking-bitch, you talk too much signal kick!” Afterwards, Perez would have explained to him that they knew the “system” better at home. View when someone speaks and for how long. Nevertheless, the beverly hills The star didn’t seem to like the move in her initial reaction. She writes in her book:
Despite the drama, there is apparently water under the bridge now for Garcelle Beauvais. She told Page Six that she’s still recording the show and loves the new cast, especially Sunny Hostin. As for Whoopi Goldberg, Beauvais told the outlet that she was “reintroduced” to a new side of the icon when she starred in the Lifetime movie. Caught in its web, on which Goldberg served as an executive producer last year. Beauvais went on to say that she told Goldberg, in the middle of filming the project, what she was writing regarding the past and View:
So Garcelle Beauvais and Whoopi Goldberg smoothed things over. Goldberg herself took another leave of absence from the ABC staple following her suspension — a self-imposed leave as she went to film a book-TV adaptation of Anansi Boys. But the question remains if Beauvais and its The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Co-star Erika Jayne will also set things right after an unfinished frenzy and the latter throwing Beauvais’ book in the trash amid their ongoing feud. Frankly, I don’t know which show has more drama, Bravo’s reality show or ABC’s talk show.
We’ll see what all that the behind-the-scenes drama is really about when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 12 kicks off May 11 at 8 p.m. EST! And of course you can also watch Whoopi Goldberg and co. on View Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.