Why ‘The View’ is ‘pissed’ with Oprah WInfrey during ‘Color Purple’ promo tour



Why ‘The View’ is ‘pissed’ with Oprah WInfrey during ‘Color Purple’ promo tour

Talk about having a different view.

We hear the No. 1 show in daytime, “The View,” is upset that the queen of all media, Oprah Winfrey, skipped the long-running show in promoting her latest adaptation of Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” on a New York run.

Sources told us the panel show was hoping for a reunion for its star Whoopi Goldberg and Winfrey — who both starred in the lauded 1985 version of the film. But that it was a “missed opportunity” because Winfrey didn’t appear on the program.

“‘The View’ is pissed that Oprah avoided ‘The View,’” a source frankly put it to Page Six.

Goldberg makes an appearance in the new film, which also stars Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks.

Those stars all appeared on the Dec. 13 episode of “The View,” with director Blitz Bazawule.

Oprah Winfrey was unavailable to appear on “The View” with the cast of “The Color Purple.” Getty Images
The cast and director of the reimagined “The Color Purple” appeared on the Dec. 13 episode of “The View.” ABC/The View

Winfrey was oddly absent — even though she made the rounds on several other shows, including her bestie Gayle King’s “CBS Mornings,” as well as “The Drew Barrymore Show” and Sherri Shepherd’s “Sherri.”

Winfrey also made time to discuss her dramatic weight loss with People, revealing that she had the help of medication.


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Another source told us that although “The View” usually airs live, the Dec. 13 episode was “taped weeks ago when [Oprah] wasn’t available,” they said.

Goldberg, however, “had an incredible moment with the cast during the segment. Everyone was thrilled with what aired… It was a very emotional day for Whoopi. It was a wonderful moment,” they added.

Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey starred in the original film adaption of “The Color Purple.” ABC/The View
Winfrey also recently revealed her weight loss secret to People. GC Images

We’re told Winfrey made up for her absence by recording a special promo for the show’s “Favorite Things” segment.

Reps for Winfrey and “The View” did not comment.

Steven Spielberg directed the Oscar-nominated 1985 version of Walker’s 1982 novel.

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