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May. 31, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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A lot of our younger readers might only know her as that crazy lady from The View but in the late 80's and early 90's Whoopi Goldberg was huge. She's one of the few people that have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony and at one point was rumored to be the highest paid actress working in Hollywood.

A couple of days ago Goldberg was seen leaving the set of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES wearing a giant wig and a jumpsuit (the above image) and it wasn't clear what her role in the film would be. Now CBM has learned that the actress will be playing Bernadette Thompson, April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and Vernon Fenwick's (Will Arnett) boss.

If you're a fan of the animated series the name might sound familiar: in the cartoon O'Neil's boss was a man named Burne Thompson. Obviously they've changed the gender for the movie but the character will probably still be referred to as Burne (or Bern) since it can be short for Bernadette.

Even though Michael Bay is only producing TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES a lot of people are leery of the film because of the director's involvement with the project. It concerns me too but I'm not going to write off the film just because Michael Bay is attached to it. Maybe I should but I won't.

Also starring Peter Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Danny Woodburn and the always awesome William Fichtner, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will be released on June 6th, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Think there's any chance we'll see Krang in the movie?

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7:27PM on 05/31/2013
This on top of all the other bad choices so far has just proven me right, anything with Bay attached to it's gonna suck hard.
This on top of all the other bad choices so far has just proven me right, anything with Bay attached to it's gonna suck hard.
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2:30PM on 05/31/2013

How about...

Paul Bettany as The Rat King?
Paul Bettany as The Rat King?
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12:51PM on 05/31/2013
While I think Whoopi is an odd choice, considering Man of Steel is also changing things around with Perry and Olsen, Whoopi as Burne doesn't bother me so much. If anything, the only super exciting news I want to hear, Bebop, Rocksteady and Kraang would make me VERY happy.
This news is okay, but not exciting.
While I think Whoopi is an odd choice, considering Man of Steel is also changing things around with Perry and Olsen, Whoopi as Burne doesn't bother me so much. If anything, the only super exciting news I want to hear, Bebop, Rocksteady and Kraang would make me VERY happy.
This news is okay, but not exciting.
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12:47PM on 05/31/2013
If I remember correctly Burne Thompson was essentially Perry White and J. Jonah Jameson combined into one character. In the 1990 movie April had a boss at the news station, but it was some other guy and that always bugged me as a kid.
If I remember correctly Burne Thompson was essentially Perry White and J. Jonah Jameson combined into one character. In the 1990 movie April had a boss at the news station, but it was some other guy and that always bugged me as a kid.
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3:37PM on 05/31/2013
Well, the 1990 movie is pretty much taken scene-for-scene from the comics. In the comics, though, April isn't even a reporter, so at least there's that.
Well, the 1990 movie is pretty much taken scene-for-scene from the comics. In the comics, though, April isn't even a reporter, so at least there's that.
12:38PM on 05/31/2013
Double post. Ignore.
Double post. Ignore.
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12:18PM on 05/31/2013
Between Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Abby Elliott as Irma Langinstein (probably), and now Whoopi as a version of Burne Thompson, this movie seems pretty reverent toward the original cartoon over other versions of the source material. Just waiting on confirmation for Bebop and Rocksteady...
Between Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Abby Elliott as Irma Langinstein (probably), and now Whoopi as a version of Burne Thompson, this movie seems pretty reverent toward the original cartoon over other versions of the source material. Just waiting on confirmation for Bebop and Rocksteady...
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11:02AM on 05/31/2013
I can see it.
I can see it.
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9:58AM on 05/31/2013
Whoopi, are you serious? I would have thought either Michael Chiklis, or James Gandolfini would have been better for this role.
Whoopi, are you serious? I would have thought either Michael Chiklis, or James Gandolfini would have been better for this role.
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9:55AM on 05/31/2013

Ahahah

What. the. fuck?

Although admittedly, one of the only things that get me to even remotely consider watching this future turd is to bombard it with hilariously out-dated stunt casting.

Steve Martin as The Rat King!
What. the. fuck?

Although admittedly, one of the only things that get me to even remotely consider watching this future turd is to bombard it with hilariously out-dated stunt casting.

Steve Martin as The Rat King!
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10:46AM on 05/31/2013
When I first read the news I immediately thought of Whoopi in 1994's The Little Rascals for some reason.
When I first read the news I immediately thought of Whoopi in 1994's The Little Rascals for some reason.
9:43AM on 05/31/2013
Who? Anyway....
I wouldn't have mind seeing John Goodman in the role.
Who? Anyway....
I wouldn't have mind seeing John Goodman in the role.
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9:42AM on 05/31/2013

sigh

whoopi, you did sister act, what happened?
whoopi, you did sister act, what happened?
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9:35AM on 05/31/2013
Whoopi Goldberg? Yes!! This just jumped to my most anticipated of 2014! (Just a little sarcasm)
Whoopi Goldberg? Yes!! This just jumped to my most anticipated of 2014! (Just a little sarcasm)
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9:31AM on 05/31/2013
What the fuck?
What the fuck?
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8:33AM on 05/31/2013
Krang should be played by this person

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Krang should be played by this person

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8:11AM on 05/31/2013
Perhaps you might like to change the spelling of her name in the header. And I think it's "April O'Neil". Sorry to be that guy.
Perhaps you might like to change the spelling of her name in the header. And I think it's "April O'Neil". Sorry to be that guy.
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8:34AM on 05/31/2013
Your incorrect.

Sorry to be that guy.
Your incorrect.

Sorry to be that guy.
9:51AM on 05/31/2013
You're not your

sorry to be that guy
You're not your

sorry to be that guy
9:55AM on 05/31/2013
I'm not sorry to be this GUY
I'm not sorry to be this GUY
9:55AM on 05/31/2013
....see what I did there?
....see what I did there?
10:01AM on 05/31/2013
Took me a while, but I got it! Brilliant sir, pure brilliance.
Took me a while, but I got it! Brilliant sir, pure brilliance.
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