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Here's the scoop...

At the moment whoopi is in New York. On January she will be on Broadway starring in a play called Ma Raineys Black Bottom

Whoopi is to star in an upcoming television sitcom for american channel NBC. There are no details about the storyline, characters, release dates ect but I hope it will air on Ch 4 over here in Blighty and N.Ireland.

Absolutely Fabulous stars Joanna Lumely and Jennifer Saunders have been named honorary New Yorkers

It coincided with NYC officials declaring 'Absolutely Fabulous' week in the city.

Whoopi Goldberg also presented the British stars with special human rights awards at a gay pride ceremony.

Lumley, accepting in the drunken voice of her alter ego Patsy, said: "I just want to say, like, I really just wanted to say, cheers and thanks a lot."

The comedy has been a hit in the US, especially among the gay community, since it was first screened in 1994.


New York State Senate Democratic leader Martin Connor said he was thrilled to have Lumley and Saunders in the city.

"Even more important than laughs, the show has depicted disenfranchised communities in positive and affirming ways and that is helpful in the struggle for civil rights."

Saunders was given an extra surprise when journalist and lesbian rights campaigner Ann Northrop admitted she fancied the comic.

Hollywood star Goldberg said she had no desire to sleep with the decadent duo, but joked: "I've been on both sides of the block. Actually I'm in the middle right now."

The actress said she "really digged" the show which was "unlike anything made in the US".

Transferred from "Stacey's Whoopi Pages" (artical about Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumely recieving an award for their brittish comedy 'Absolutely Fabulous')


Whoopi is set to host the Oscars again. She last hosted the 1999 Show. This year the show is going live from the Kodak theatre in LA just next to where Whoopi recieves her star on the hollywood walk of fame on her birthday last Nov (13th Nov). The Lord Of The Rings is rumoured to sweep the board this year with brittish actor Ian Mckellen being nominated in best support actor for the role as Gandolf in the film

Whoopi Has agreed to produce and star in a film about the life of Latin Dancer Celia Cruz. At the moment there is a script being witten up.


To read the artical about Girl Interrupted please click on the artical below




Whoopi appeared on Absolutely Fabulous Christmas Special on BBC 1 on the 27th Dec at 11:20pm. (for viewers in england 9:00pm) She played a councillor called Goldie.

Sister Act is currently out in DVD to buy now.
Rat Race was released on the 19th feb for cinematic release and is now out to rent on video at xtra vision and all good video stores

Whoopi's films Monkeybone, The magical land of the leprechauns and Call me Claus is available to rent NOW in all good Video Stores

Kingdom Come is available on video to by from 20th Century Fox (for US customers only at present)

Ghost Photo set available from at 16.99

Ghost is out on DVD

Be sure to let me know what you hear and I'll add it to this page!