In my opinion, Whoopi Goldberg’s most memorable role is not Deloris in “Sister Act” and “Sister Act 2,” or Oda Mae in “Ghost,” or even Guinan on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” No, to me, Whoopi will always be best known for playing Devil’s advocate each and every goddamn time some asinine man, usually famous, gets in trouble for offensive and controversial remarks or actions. (Unfortunately for Whoopi, the Devil doesn’t pay for her services.) Seriously, if you are a dude making headlines for saying/doing something shitty, the rest of the country may be facepalming, but Whoopi’s got your back! To compile this list of all the dumbass dudes Whoopi has caped for, I simply typed “Whoopi defends” into Google — and the results spoke for themselves…
Can you blame her? When “Orange Is The New Black” star and trans rights activist Laverne Cox opened her mail and discovered a holiday card and gift from Queen B herself, she had what I think any of us would consider a perfectly normal reaction:
So when I opened this holiday card a few days ago and read Love @beyonce I literally fell to the floor. I was on the floor of my apartment. I have witnesses. Love the #CakeByThePound sweatshirt. Thanks Bey for the gift. I have had an awesome year and this is certainly a highlight. Happy holidays Mrs. Carter to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for all the amazing music and endless inspiration you’ve given to me and so many over the past 16 years. Since No No No I have been saying YASSS YASSS YASSS! #QueenBey foever.
Clearly, mine was lost in the mail. It’s okay, Bey. It’s the thought that counts. [US Weekly]
Remember last year when Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” compared homosexuality to bestiality and terrorism and the world was rightfully outraged? Now, his son Willie Robertson has spoken out about the fiasco to Larry King. Willie told King that he doesn’t agree with some of his father’s hateful words: “We love everybody… In this business, there are a lot of people who are gay.” Still, Willie says he is still undecided as to whether homosexuality is a choice. Ugh. This is a step up from his father’s closed-minded attitude, but seriously? [Mediaite]
“It took nine months to build. It should take nine months to get off. I wanted fettuccini alfredo. I didn’t want a barbell…I was like, ‘Don’t talk to me about how fast and fabulous you are or it came off. That was not my experience. I’m having to work my ass off until I even think about getting it off.”
Drew Barrymore gave birth to her second daughter in April, and as would be the case for any actress, most people seem more interested in the state of Barrymore’s dress size than the fact that she brought a new life into the world. She told People that she had better things to focus on this year than dieting (like, I don’t know, raising two young kids and nurturing a career at the same time) and is just now considering ramping up her fitness. I’m bummed that she actually had to justify this to a reporter and that it’s considered a novel, newsworthy response. I’m still holding out hope for some far-off day in which new mom’s bodies aren’t up for public debate. A girl can dream, right? [People]