Whoopi Voices Kind Words and Surprising Statistics About View Co-Host

During a panel discussion on Monday night, Whoopi Goldberg revealed that View co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck receives more death threats than anyone else on the show. Goldberg voiced her respect for her ultra conservative co-host and emphasized the value of an even-sided debate. The panel discussion, entitled “Art and Educational Justice,” was hosted by the Stella Adler Studio and also featured Rosie Perez, Phylicia Rashad and Anna Deavere Smith.

Naomi Campbell Hosts Photography Exhibition

Supermodel Naomi Campbell will host the Dec. 2 opening of a photo exhibition at Art Basel - Miami. Featured photographers include David LaChapelle, Bruce Weber, Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth and Albert Watson. Among their prints will be several candid shots of the hostess herself in various states of undress. Oh, Naomi, you’re so bold!

The Francis-Ronson Feud Continues…

As reported by Page Six, Joe Francis voiced his opinion on Lohan and Ronson’s relationship on the 'Tyra Banks Show' saying, “Samantha tried to start a fight with me. I care about Lindsay - she's not gay. She's being controlled by this . . . wretched woman, this Samantha.” The grudge began when Francis reportedly looked at Ronson like she “wasn’t a human being” after saying hello to Lohan at the VMA’s. When Ronson heard about the comments, she lashed back saying, “I think he's one of the more disgusting human beings in the world because of what he does . . . He's a [bleep]bag.”

Joaquin Phoenix Calls it Quits

Yes, sadly, Joaquin Phoenix’s management has confirmed that he is leaving Hollywood. Extra got the scoop when he told them he would no longer be acting in films. It seems that Phoenix is finished with the Hollywood scene and intends to shift his focus towards his music. Joaquin has accomplished much in his career and boasts two Academy Award nominations. Acting creds aside, we can’t think of another actor who makes a cleft lip scar that hot.