Reality show isn't Whoopi's only drama

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iol pic june 25 whoopi REUTERS Actress Whoopi Goldberg arrives for 'A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception' in New York on May 14, 2014. Photo: Carlo Allegri

London - It has been announced that The View host Whoopi Goldberg is to make a reality show about her family.

Whoopi will produce the series through her One Ho Productions along with 44 Blue Productions, and will focus the programme on her daughter Alex Martin, 40, who has three children in their teens and 20s, and her best friend Leisa.

The show will follow Alex as she tries to reinvent herself both personally and professionally with the help of her husband Bernard and Leisa, whose father is actor Lee Weaver.

Meanwhile, the 58-year-old actress has become the subject of a different kind of drama. A lawsuit has been filed by Wajid Al-Qadaffi, who claims Whoopi has schemed with New York charity Services for the UnderServed (SUS) to sabotage his chances of getting a job.

According to TMZ, Wajid turned to SUS for help with depression and suicidal thoughts and was told they could help with his problems and also find him a job.

However, despite an impressive background, he didn't get a single interview from the 16-20 positions he applied for and claims the organisation intentionally spoiled his chances.

He has filed the suit against Whoopi because her name appears in the charity's brochure as one of their benefactors. - BANG Showbiz


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