What's this? This is an unbiased just-the-facts news timeline ('newsline') about Whoopi Goldberg, created by Newslines contributors. Learn more

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg16 posts

Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. A recipient of numerous accolades, she is one of 17 entertainers to win the EGOT, which includes an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.

Latest News view > Click for Biography view
7 Nov, 2022

Goldberg leaves Twitter

Makes Statement0 Comments

Goldberg announces she is leaving Twitter.

To everyone, thanks for everything! Until we meet again! Love, Whoop.

She elaborates on The View, listing Musk’s introduction of the $8 blue check fee, the mass layoffs, and the recent banning of Kathy Griffin for breaking the site’s impersonation rules.

I’m getting off today because I just feel like it’s so messy, and I’m tired of now having certain kinds of attitudes blocked now getting back on. So I’m gonna get out, and if it settles down enough and I feel more comfortable maybe I’ll come back. But as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter…People keep saying it’s free speech, but all speech is not free speech. Some speech is not okay free speech. So everybody has to agree on that, but if people keep saying ‘You hurt my free speech’ it’s going to be a problem. You know what? This is our problem. But it ain’t my problem today because I’m out.

She says she may return later:

I’m going to get out, and if it settles down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back.

24 Oct, 2015

Tour bus catches fire

Property Damage0 Comments

While performing at a casino in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, Goldberg’s tour bus catches fire. Audience members say they smelled smoke near the end of Goldberg’s show, and started to make their way calmly to the exits.

14 Jul, 2015

Changes Cosby stance

Makes Statement0 Comments

In a conversation with ABC News chief legal analyst Abrams, Goldberg says:

If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I got to say all of the information that’s out there kind of points to guilt.

Goldberg recently said she had received threats for staunchly standing by Cosby and joins Abrams in encouraging viewers to contact their legislators to have statute of limitation laws changed for rape cases. She also has a direct message for Cosby:

It looks bad, Bill. Either speak up or shut up.

Defends Cosby

Makes Statement4 Comments

Goldberg defends Cosby on The View, compared Cosby’s case to the boys of the Duke lacrosse team:

Here’s the deal: This is The View and that was my opinion. Not any of you threatening me or telling me you’re coming after me because you don’t like what I said is going to change the fact that no one has convicted him, he has not been arrested, and the bottomline is that’s the law–innocent, until proven guilty…We all have a very important role to play when it comes to abuse and rape. If it’s true the person has to be taken to nth degree of the world and punished; no one here thinks rape is good, no one here thinks rapists are fun… so don’t come after me like that because I’m sick of this bull.

15 Dec, 2014

The View interview

InterviewTV Appearance0 Comments

Goldberg speaks with Johnson regarding Cosby’s rape allegations and her memory of meeting with him at his home:

So I went to the brownstone and we had a little light um dinner downstairs and then when you go upstairs into the living quarters, um its a huge cappuccino contraption on the bar there and he said I want you to act like you were a drunk woman….

17 Nov, 2014

Skeptical of rape accuser

Makes Statement0 Comments

Goldberg expresses her thoughts regarding Cosby’s rape allegations, past settlements and the 13 rape victims.

Quite honestly I am sorry having been on both sides of this where people allege  that you do something doesn’t matter now. I have a lot of questions for the lady, maybe she will come on.

19 Sep, 2014

The View interview

Interview0 Comments

Crystal is interviewed by Goldberg on The View. They talk about their friendship with Robin Williams, Crystal’s tribute to Williams on the Emmy’s and the person that Robin Williams was to them. Goldberg comments:

I met him ten years before I met you because he used to come to the comedy store in San Diego and we would improvise. I mean it was Robin Williams he used to do Mork and Mindy and when he saw me he said ‘Boy, you grew up!’

Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg talk on Robin Williams

12 Aug, 2014

‘There are no words’


Goldberg joins Comic Relief co-host Crystal on Twitter, saying she is also speechless regarding Williams’s death:


16 Jul, 2014

Whoopi Goldberg Interview

Interview0 Comments

Fallon talks to Goldberg about her movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and having her first great-grandchild. The two also sing a duet and do a Flip Lip sketch. Goldberg:

These are the buffest turtles you’ve ever seen. These guys are big. Their shells are big, and they don’t play.

Whoopi Goldberg's Great-Granddaughter Better Call Her Whoopi

1 Jun, 2014


Interview0 Comments

Goldberg takes on the questions most people want to ask her from her childhood, relationships, sexual orientation to why she dresses the way she does.

If you’re going to lie, make it interesting

Whoopi on Marriage and Why She Prefers Being Single | Oprah’s Master Class | Oprah Winfrey Network

20 Nov, 2013

Whoopi Goldberg interview

Interview0 Comments

Hall interviews Goldberg on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about her meeting with Spielberg and her role in the The Color Purple. They also talk about a show that she pitched to called BleeT which deals with assimilation.

He understood that is was about. If we over assimilate people we want, we demand people be exactly as we want them to be and forget to let them be themselves and their culture and be part of ours. But it’s a blend!

26 May, 1994

Whoopi Goldberg interview

Interview0 Comments

Goldberg in interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about Hall’s success, and the network’s expectation of her when she initiated a show.

When I did my show they expected something completely different and of course couldn’t give it to ’em. But that’s not what you did you didn’t promise anything you didn’t deliver.

25 Feb, 1986

Wins Grammy

Grammy0 Comments

aGoldberg wins the Grammy for Best Comedy Recording for Whoopi Goldberg – Original Broadway Show Recording.