Whoopi Goldberg Reminds New York Times That She’s Got an Oscar


Even EGOT winners feel a little insecure sometimes. Though Whoopi Goldberg has every major performance award — an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony — she's steamed that her 1991 Oscar win for Ghost wasn't mentioned in a New York Times piece about the Academy Awards last week, though the article included Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Mo'Nique, and other black actors (in fairness, the story mostly confined its scope to the last nine years of racial progress at the Oscars, the time period since Berry and Washington both won). "When you win an Academy Award, that's part of what you've done, your legacy," Goldberg said on The View today, plopping her Oscar down on the table. "I will always be Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg. This is not hidden information ... It's hard to not take it personally." In solidarity, Elizabeth Hasselbeck pledged to cancel her subscription to the Times, yet neglected to suggest the supplied Fox News/Rupert Murdoch talking point, "Instead, I will get all my news from this fabulous new iPad app called The Daily!" [PopEater]