Whoopi Goldberg unfazed by criticism of outfit choices on The View

Whoopi Goldberg is unfazed by the criticism she has received for re-wearing the same jacket while hosting The View.The 64-year-old and her fellow panellists, including actress Joy Behar, journalist Sunny Hostin, columnist Meghan McCain, and political c…

Whoopi Goldberg is unfazed by the criticism she has received for re-wearing the same jacket while hosting The View.

The 64-year-old and her fellow panellists, including actress Joy Behar, journalist Sunny Hostin, columnist Meghan McCain, and political commentator Ana Navarro have been continuing to host the show remotely from their respective homes due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

But after some viewers took to social media to poke fun at Whoopi for wearing the same plaid jacket repeatedly, the Oscar-winning star decided to open Tuesday’s episode of the talk show with a message for her critics.

“People are kvetching at me about the fact that I still am wearing this red and black check thing,” she said, pointing to the jacket. “People say I wear it too much. Look at me: do I care? No. ‘Cause I’m comfortable in this bad boy!”

Whoopi, who has co-hosted The View since 2007, has worn the jacket several times over the years while filming the daytime programme in the ABC studio.

The Ghost actress launched her debut size-inclusive clothing line, DUBGEE, in May last year, which she was inspired to make after finding it difficult to buy comfortable clothes.

The collection, comprised of sweatshirts, trousers, dresses, and T-shirts, is priced from $89 – $390 (£73 – £318).

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Tallulah Willis recreates mother Demi Moore’s iconic pixie cut

Tallulah Willis has honoured her mother Demi Moore by recreating her iconic pixie bowl cut.The 25-year-old daughter of Demi and Bruce Willis showed off the ’90s-inspired look on Instagram, and told her followers: “We did the Demi.”Alongside her mirror …

Tallulah Willis has honoured her mother Demi Moore by recreating her iconic pixie bowl cut.

The 25-year-old daughter of Demi and Bruce Willis showed off the ’90s-inspired look on Instagram, and told her followers: “We did the Demi.”

Alongside her mirror selfie, Tallulah posted movie stills of her mother rocking the look to honour the actress further.

Demi, who debuted the infamous hairstyle in the 1990 romantic drama Ghost, shared her daughter’s snap on her own Instagram page.

“Like mother, like daughter,” the 57-year-old sweetly wrote.

Tallulah later posted another snap on her Instagram Stories of her rocking the retro cut, and acknowledged the obvious family resemblance by writing in the caption: “YUNG DEMMY THO (sic).”

Her older sister Rumer Willis gave the new ‘do her seal of approval by commenting: “So good,” while their sibling Scout Willis added: “Omg (oh my God) this is my new favorite photo of you, you are so beautiful i am shook and shaking.”

Actress Selma Blair also gushed over Tallulah’s “chic” new look, while American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson wrote, “Living for this hair.”

Last month, Tallulah opened up about her turbulent relationship with Demi during an episode of Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith and discussed how she always felt detached from her mother because she chose to hold back things from her past.

“I think it always made me feel very far away from her. And (it) always made me feel like I didn’t know her very well. I knew she had a career, she met my dad, she grew up in New Mexico, but it was like that was it,” Tallulah explained in the emotional conversation.

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Demi Moore grew her hair after G.I. Jane to ‘regain strength’

Demi Moore felt she needed to grow her hair again to “regain her strength” after shaving it all off for movie G.I. Jane.  The actress bravely shaved her head onscreen in order to portray Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil in the 1997 action film, and in a new …

Demi Moore felt she needed to grow her hair again to “regain her strength” after shaving it all off for movie G.I. Jane.

  The actress bravely shaved her head onscreen in order to portray Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil in the 1997 action film, and in a new interview with InStyle, the 56-year-old admitted that she was determined to grow it back because she felt like it was the source of her power, much like biblical figure Samson, who lost his strength when his long hair was cut. 

  Looking at her InStyle cover from September 1997, in which she sported a cropped hairstyle, Demi said, “That was also around the time I had shaved my head, so I felt a need to grow my hair, almost like Samson, to regain my strength. I had decided to stay home and be with my kids. I decided to let my hair grow and grow. Then I got really attached to it.” 

  The Ghost star proved her point by swishing her long hair, which almost reaches her bottom. 

  Although her hairstyle has changed, Demi believes her approach to fashion has essentially stayed the same.  

  “My style has stayed the same in terms of concept, I tend to go towards classic with a twist,” she shared. “I quite love vintage (clothes and accessories) and have a very extensive collection. I like a little bit of humour and cosiness. There are two different sides of me: the dressy side, which is still like playing dress-up, and then IRL (in real life), in one of my 20 pairs of overalls.” 

  To mark the publication’s 25th anniversary, Demi looked at her past covers, including her first one in 1994 and another in October 2000. However, she confessed to disliking the latter. 

  “This is a hideous cover of me. The way they cut my hair out (in Photoshop) looks like a helmet. So, so bad. Nobody can disagree with me on that,” she stated.

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Whoopi Goldberg launches upscale clothing collection

Whoopi Goldberg has launched an upscale spin-off of her debut clothing collection, Dubgee by Whoopi.The actress, TV host and comedian is expanding her clothing line with the addition of Dubgee Forum by Whoopi, with prices ranging from $65 to $175 (£53…

Whoopi Goldberg has launched an upscale spin-off of her debut clothing collection, Dubgee by Whoopi.

The actress, TV host and comedian is expanding her clothing line with the addition of Dubgee Forum by Whoopi, with prices ranging from $65 to $175 (£53 to £144).

The size-inclusive line, which she designed with Julie Haus Alkire, ranges from small to 3X and includes easy-fit dresses, oversize tunics and shirts.

“It’s really wearable, it’s comfortable,” Whoopi told WWD. “That’s really what I’m looking for. I really just want to be comfortable, and kind of fashionable, but in my own way. What’s been really interesting for me in the last year is discovering there are a lot of women like me, who want something interesting that doesn’t look like everybody else’s and they have embraced me.”

And the Oscar-winning actress revealed that she is also thinking about designing a men’s line, which she’d like to introduce next year.

“It’ll be comfortable, really great sweaters and great peg pants. I’m having a lot of fun looking at things from the Forties, like wide men’s pants and wide men’s jacket,” she continued.

And the Ghost star, who launched Dubgee by Whoopi in May, is thoroughly enjoying people dressing in the clothes she has designed.

“I don’t want anything in your closet to p**s you off. I think there are many things in the world that can p**s you off. None of them should be in your closet. I want people to go into their closets, and say, ‘Whatever’s in here, I know I’m going to love putting on,'” the 63-year-old added.

The new collection is available to purchase now from stores in the U.S. including Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s. More items will be launched in January.

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Patrick Swayze’s life and career to be chronicled in new documentary

Patrick Swayze’s life and career is to be highlighted in a forthcoming documentary.I Am Patrick Swayze will explore the actor’s childhood in Texas, his rise to stardom, and his relationship with wife Lisa Niemi, who he married in 1975. Directed by Adr…

Patrick Swayze’s life and career is to be highlighted in a forthcoming documentary.

I Am Patrick Swayze will explore the actor’s childhood in Texas, his rise to stardom, and his relationship with wife Lisa Niemi, who he married in 1975.

Directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, the project will feature interviews with his former co-stars from films like Ghost and Dirty Dancing, including Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, and Kelly Lynch, as well as Patrick’s brother, Don Swayze, and Niemi.

The release is part of Paramount Network’s I Am series, which has previously chronicled the lives of late stars Paul Walker, Heath Ledger, Richard Pryor, and Steve McQueen.

“I Am Patrick Swayze is a loving tribute to the prolific actor that showcases his life and career through untold stories, exclusive interviews, heartfelt home movies, and family photos featuring those who knew him best,” a spokesperson for the Paramount Network commented. “The film explores his childhood in Texas and his enduring relationship with widow Lisa Niemi, whom he met as a teenager at his mother’s dance studio. Known for undeniable star quality, the documentary is a window into an artist’s life that delves into his remarkable film career working on huge blockbuster hits like Dirty Dancing, The Outsiders, and Ghost.”

I Am Patrick Swayze will debut at the San Antonio Film Festival on 2 August and air in the U.S. on the Paramount Network on 18 August to mark Swayze’s birthday.

The star died of pancreatic cancer in 2009, at the age of 57.

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Whoopi Goldberg launches size-inclusive clothing collection

Whoopi Goldberg has joined the movement to promote more inclusive clothing size offerings by launching her own clothing line, DUBGEE. The actress and talk show host was determined to create a collection that she herself would be a fan of and wear, and…

Whoopi Goldberg has joined the movement to promote more inclusive clothing size offerings by launching her own clothing line, DUBGEE.

The actress and talk show host was determined to create a collection that she herself would be a fan of and wear, and insists she’s thrilled with what fans can now buy.

“You’re going to see me in my clothes,” she tells People magazine. “Because if I’m not wearing them, then you’re not going to believe what I tell you about them. You’re going to want to wear these clothes because they’re comfortable and that they’re made for your shape, regardless of what your shape is.”

The capsule, which includes a wide range of pieces that cater to a variety of body types was a challenge for the Ghost star initially.

“It was an experience I wasn’t really familiar with because I’ve always been able to find things that were comfortable and felt fine,” she shares, explaining the name of her new label was inspired by her initials: “‘W’ and ‘G’ – DUBGEE,” she adds.

The 63 year old set out to make sure that all of the items on offer were comfortable and easy to create casual looks with.

“The last thing you should ever worry about is what’s in your closet,” she shares. “My attitude is to make comfortable stuff that becomes a staple in your closet and you can style it however you want to.”

She also drew from her own frequently-changing weight and offers products that will make everyone feel good about themselves.

“My weight fluctuates, and if it goes however it goes, I want to feel good about everything I put on,” Goldberg says. “There are so many people that think they can’t be fashionable, but not with DUBGEE. You can be whatever you want.”

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Demi Moore backs women’s swimwear brand Andie Swim

Demi Moore is investing in women’s swimwear label Andie Swim.The 55-year-old actress is known for her seemingly ageless appearance and is often spotted flaunting her enviable figure in skimpy bikinis while vacationing in exotic locales. Now, Demi is t…

Demi Moore is investing in women’s swimwear label Andie Swim.

The 55-year-old actress is known for her seemingly ageless appearance and is often spotted flaunting her enviable figure in skimpy bikinis while vacationing in exotic locales.

Now, Demi is taking her love of swimwear to the next level and has announced that she is backing Andie Swim, the company founded by Melanie Travis last year (17).

“I was drawn to Andie’s approach, which puts women at the forefront,” the Ghost star said in a statement, according to WWD. “Shopping for a swimsuit can be stressful and time-consuming for so many women, but Andie makes finding the perfect swimsuit an incredibly simple, easy and comfortable experience.”

Andie Swim’s collection is based around the classic one-piece, with the line including a version with high-neck and low scoop back known as The Montauk, as well as The Tulum, a suit with classic crossover straps on the back.

The swimsuits are currently available to purchase in the U.S., Canada and Australia, with Melanie offering customers a unique selling point – the ability to order as many swimsuits online as possible with unlimited free returns and exchanges within 30 days of purchase.

Speaking about the latest round of investment in her brand, Melanie explained that all of her new backers supported her ethos.

“(The company is based on the idea of a suit) that fits right, wears right, is easy to buy and easy to wear. The (investors) that understood this best are the ones we partnered with in this round,” she added.

Cash from Demi and several other venture capital firms will go towards expanding Andie Swim’s team and developing the brand’s offerings and website.

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Whoopi Goldberg wore Elizabeth Taylor’s red AIDS awareness ribbon to Oscars

Whoopi Goldberg honoured her late friend Elizabeth Taylor on Sunday (04Mar18) by borrowing one of her red AIDS awareness ribbons to wear at the Oscars. The Ghost actress and TV personality attended Hollywood’s big night wearing a dark green/blue off t…

Whoopi Goldberg honoured her late friend Elizabeth Taylor on Sunday (04Mar18) by borrowing one of her red AIDS awareness ribbons to wear at the Oscars.

The Ghost actress and TV personality attended Hollywood’s big night wearing a dark green/blue off the shoulder floral Christian Siriano ballgown, and featured the red ribbon prominently on her neckline.

While the general purpose of the accessory was widely recognised, Whoopi reveals the ribbon was extra special because it was one of the exact ones philanthropist Elizabeth herself had actually owned.

“I was wearing the red ribbon which belonged originally to Elizabeth Taylor,” she explained on Monday’s (06Mar18) episode of her talk show The View.

“It was the 25th anniversary of her receiving the Jean Hersholt (Humanitarian) Award (from Oscars bosses), and we wanted to signal to people that the fight is not over, so… that was fabulous.”

Meanwhile, Whoopi, who rarely wears dresses, admitted she had a little trouble with her gown as she headed to the Dolby Theatre ceremony.

“It wasn’t so much a malfunction, but you don’t realise that there’s a lot of tulle in your dress, so it took four people to get me in the car, and once I got in the car, all the tulle was up (against the window)…,” she shared.

“Getting out of the car was interesting, because, of course, you don’t want to show everybody your business (flash people), but there you are!”

The 62-year-old, who was able to forgo wearing high heels to the event by hiding her favourite Dr. Martens boots under her floor-length skirt, faced another wardrobe issue once she stepped into the venue.

“I had this gorgeous dress and Christian put pockets in it so I could walk around (without a bag), so it was fabulous, but I realised, when I saw the seats inside the auditorium, that I wasn’t gonna be able to sit in that dress in that auditorium, because again, it would be showing (Oscars host) Jimmy Kimmel stuff he didn’t need to see!”

It seems Whoopi decided to spend the evening hanging out backstage as a result of her dress conundrum, as she was not featured prominently on-camera during the televised ceremony.

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