USMagazine, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:40am (PDT)
Though Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been fired from The View (moderator Barbara Walters has publicly denied Us Weekly's exclusive report), Whoopi Goldberg isn't concerned about the fate of the morning talk show. During the Vanity Fair party at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City April 16, the 57-year-old told Us she's steering clear of the casting drama.
"Let me tell you this about The View: I take a paycheck every other week. That's all I do. I could give a sh-t what comes. I do my job -- I have a contract. That's where I stand. I don't give a f-ck," Goldberg said.
When producers announce replacements for Hasselbeck and Joy Behar (the co-host recently announced she's leaving the program after 16 years), Goldberg promised she will be courteous as ever. "I try to," she said. "Whatever y'all want. Just make sure my check doesn't bounce!"
Goldberg added that she's not involved in any casting decisions. "I don't care. That's not my job," she explained. "My job is to show up and be cute by 11 o'clock and get the f-ck off that show by 12. And that's what I try to do."
The EGOT winner said she plugs her ears when people discuss rumored replacements for her co-hosts. "I think it's the only way to keep your sanity because these are not decisions that I get to make," Goldberg told Us. "It ain't my show. It's Barbara's show."