Whoopi Goldberg will be absent from “The View” for a while after testing positive for COVID-19 for the second time. The EGOT (Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony) winner’s representative confirmed to Entertainment Tonight, on Nov. 14, that Goldberg didn’t feel well prior to the show and tests later confirmed she had coronavirus. Joy Behar was scheduled to be off for the week, but returned to the show on Nov. 15 because Goldberg is out sick. Back in January, Goldberg tested positive, causing her to miss several episodes following the Christmas break of 2021.
On Nov. 14, Comcast Xfinity and Face Forward Productions celebrated the new upcoming three-part docuseries “The Black Beauty Effect,” at the Regal LA Live in Los Angeles. The Black Carpet premiere screening and on-stage Q&A featured series creator and Executive Producer Andrea Lewis, and Executive Producer and Emmy-nominee CJ Faison, moderated by Stacy Ike. There was also a surprise extended conversation with former Editor-At-Large at Essence Magazine, author, and TV personality Mikki Taylor and Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price. The celebration continued with a cocktail after party at the Grammy Museum.
Kanye West was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Nov. 12, after Dave Chappelle tackled the rapper/fashion designer’s recent antiSemitic remarks in his opening monologue the same night on “Saturday Night Live.” On the show, Chappelle, who is now also in hot water for reportedly “polarizing” antiSemitism by repeating Kanye’s words, delivered a different speech at the dress rehearsal for the show, than he performed on live television, according to the New York Post.
Nick Cannon welcomed his 11th child, his third with DJ Abby De La Rosa on Nov. 11. Beautiful Zeppelin Cannon joins her big brothers, Zion and Zillion Cannon, who are a little over one-year-old, as part of the growing family. Underneath a photo of the new baby, De La Rosa and himself, Cannon posted on social media, “Beautiful is privileged to have such a Loving and Spiritually inclined Mother. Watching you smile through the world’s madness and my constant craziness is so impressive.” Meanwhile, “The Masked Singer” host says he pays more than $3 million in child support a year. Model Alyssa Scott recently announced she is pregnant with Cannon’s 12th child.