Oh, Lawd. The View, and Whoopi Goldberg in particular, are at the center of another sh*tstorm today. This one is brought on by White House party-crasher Michaele Salahi, who is a member of the cast of The Real Housewives Of D.C. and was brought on the talk show along with the other housewives to promote their Bravo series. Not only did they barely discuss the show, but Salahi was grilled by hosts Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd about her alleged invitation to the White House which, let’s face it, no one believes exists.
Things didn’t get crazy though until Whoopi Goldberg ran out from backstage, touched Salahi’s back and said “‘Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please?” Salahi appeared confused but obviously not injured by Goldberg’s appearance, but when she went backstage after the segment, she allegedly accused Goldberg of hitting her. An ABC statement, released yesterday afternoon, said “After the show, Ms. Salahi and her husband accused Whoopi of hitting Ms. Salahi. As the broadcast clearly shows, the accusation was completely unfounded and erroneous. After the show and after being told she was being accused of hitting Ms. Salahi, Whoopi proceeded to defend herself verbally from this baseless claim in a heated exchange with the Salahis.”
So Whoopi dropped some F-bombs on the Salahis , which no doubt she learned from her buddy Mel Gibson, and they got upset. We found it far more insulting that Sherri told Michaele straight to her face that she should be in jail for her White House stunt, but whatever. You don’t get publicity if you start a fight with Sherri Shepherd, you go for the big guns with Whoopi, obviously. The Salahis hoped to give their side of the story on the Today Show this morning. We’ll keep you posted on what new and fabulous fabrications they come up with.