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Whoopi Goldberg: I Don't Care Who Replaces Elisabeth Hasselbeck On 'The View'


Apr. 17 2013, Published 4:43 p.m. ET

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Whoopi Goldberg is on The View to make money  - not friends!

The outspoken talk show host bluntly revealed that she doesn't care who fills ultra-conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck's seat on the show as long as she still gets paid.

"Let me tell you this about The View: I take a paycheck every other week. That's all I do. I could give a s**t what comes. I do my job -- I have a contract. That's where I stand. I don't give a f**k," Goldberg told Us Weekly at Vanity Fair's Tribeca Film Festival party on Tuesday.

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Former Survivor contestant Hasselbeck has been rumored to be on her way out of the ABC chat show -- despite a tepid denial by Barbara Walters -- and is being wooed by CNN’s new boss, Jeff Zucker, according to a recent New York Post report.

While the Ghost star promised she will be courteous to whoever replaces both Hasselbeck and 16-year veteran Joy Behar, she stressed that she is not actively involved in the casting decision. "Whatever y'all want. Just make sure my check doesn't bounce!" said 57-year-old Goldberg.

"I don't care. That's not my job… My job is to show up and be cute by 11 o'clock and get the f**k off that show by 12. And that's what I try to do."

Rather than get caught up in the rumors of who will be arriving on the set  – with actress Brooke Shields being the current front runner to guest-host -  Whoopi said she just keeps her head down and avoids the gossip mill.

"I think it's the only way to keep your sanity because these are not decisions that I get to make," she told Us. "It ain't my show. It's Barbara's show."

There has been speculation that Walters may retire in 2014, but on April 1 the 20/20 anchor announced that there were "no announcements to make."


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