Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Whoopi Goldberg

The Oscar, Tony, Grammy and daytime Emmy award-winning Whoopi Goldberg—who has appeared in more than 150 films—turns 55 today. I interviewed her face to face when she hosted a morning radio show, "Wake Up With Whoopi," for Clear Channel in 2006... I thought the experience was going to be intimidating, but she could not have been more gracious. We smoked cigarettes in the concrete stairwell and at the end, she thanked me, saying: "You get me." Supposedly, she hates having her picture taken, but to my surprise, obliged.