I don't think Whoopi wanted to be there. She mentioned a couple times that she "had" to come into work, and once that it was because there was no one else available to do her job. BW has no problem shlepping in guest hosts to cover EH but she can't find someone to stand in for Whoopi (or do it herself)? There's also no reason they couldn't have just had three of them and had Joy moderate (it's not like Joy doesn't have the experience having her own talk show and all).
EH drove me batty with her inane comments about Obama and I loved how the Fox News guy shut one of her comments down. he he. It's interesting how no one has brought up the lawsuit where Fox News fought back with the defense that there's no law stating that news has to be true to be reported. I'd love to see her respond to that one.