Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile on The View…
The View producers had cohost Whoopi Goldberg sit with the controversial reality star for the chat alongside her fellow cohosts Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters. The outspoken comic, 56, seemed especially sympathetic to Giudice’s tales of woe during the taping, but a source says that Goldberg was just being kind.
“Whoopi doesn’t really watch reality TV and had no idea what the Melissa and Teresa feud was about,” argued the insider. “Whoopi was unfamiliar with the situation.”
Later, Goldberg was noticeably absent from Gorga’s segment, but a source says that was simply due to the fact that there wasn’t enough room on the couches to have all of the cohosts interview her and Wakile.
Though Giudice and Gorga steered clear of one another during their time backstage at ABC’s studios, Gorga — whose husband, Joe, famously angered Giudice when asking that she go to therapy — didn’t attempt to target her foe.
“Teresa pulled this s–t [refusing to film with Melissa] because she wanted the segment for herself,” says the insider. “Melissa had no plan to take her down. There was no attempt to take her down.”