Now from reality stars we expect this... but not Whoopi Goldberg!!!

Whoopi was shooting a test show for 'The View,' the other day and might've said a statement to kick off a beef with Barbara Walters:

“working with a cranky 85-year-old woman who’s mad about everything for 2 years, and [she] need[ed] a break.”

Shortly after this news hit the web a rep for ABC told E! News that this is "absolutely absurd." The source continued,

"Unless you were there and heard it first hand, this is nothing more than mean and hurtful rumor."
"Someone has tried to stir this pot before. This is absolutely absurd. Whoopi is a consummate professional and has an enormous amount of respect for Barbara with whom she has a professional and personal relationship," the rep tells E! News in a statement.

Rosie O'Donnell will join the new cast while, longtime executive producer, Bill Geddie, will no longer be involved in day-to-day production.