In a stunning move, new ABC owner and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has reportedly announced auditions to find a replacement for longtime “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
According to sources close to Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO was unhappy with Goldberg’s performance on the show and believes it’s time for a fresh face.
“Elon is all about innovation and disruption,” said an insider. “He thinks ‘The View’ needs a shakeup, and he’s not afraid to make big changes to get there.”
The auditions, which are reportedly open to the public, will be held at a secret location in Los Angeles. Applicants will be required to submit a video showcasing their hosting skills and political views.
“Elon is looking for someone who can bring a new perspective to the show,” said the insider. “He wants someone who can keep up with the fast-paced conversation and isn’t afraid to speak their mind.”
The news of the auditions has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, with many wondering who will step up to fill Goldberg’s shoes.
“I don’t envy anyone who has to try and replace Whoopi,” said former “The View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell. “She’s a legend. But hey, if anyone can find a new superstar, it’s Elon Musk.”
Goldberg has not yet commented on the news, but sources say she’s “not too worried” about being replaced.
“Whoopi’s been in this business a long time,” said a friend of the actress. “She knows how it works. And if Elon wants to bring in someone new, she’s not going to stand in the way of progress.”
The auditions are set to begin next month, with a final decision expected to be made by the end of the year.
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