NEW YORK — Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the stage of “The View” Thursday during an argument with Bill O’Reilly over the proposed Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The women objected to the Fox News Channel host saying that “Muslims killed us on 9/11.” They returned after an O’Reilly apology.

The fireworks came amid a heated argument on the issue.

“Listen to me,” O’Reilly said, “because you’ll learn something.”

“Pinhead!” retorted Behar, who also hosts a prime-time show on HLN.

O’Reilly, who was on the popular daytime talk show to promote his book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama,” said locating the Islamic Center near ground zero is inappropriate “because Muslims killed us on 9/11.”

Goldberg responded with an expletive and Behar rose from her seat.

“I don’t want to sit here,” Behar said. “I don’t. I’m outraged by that statement.”

She walked off the set, followed by Goldberg.

After some more back-and-forth, O’Reilly said that “if anybody felt that I was demeaning all Muslims, I apologize.”

Behar and Goldberg both returned, with Behar saying, “We’re back now because you apologized.”

Rapper helps police talk down suicidal man

ATLANTA – Police got unexpected help talking a suicidal man down from an Atlanta skyscraper when rapper T.I. showed up.

Officer James Polite said the hip-hop star joined the crowd outside the 22-story building Wednesday and told officers he wanted to help. Police said the man agreed to come down in exchange for a few minutes face-to-face with T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris.

T.I.’s publicist said the Atlanta native heard about the situation on the radio and drove to the building to help.

The suicidal man, whose name wasn’t released, was taken to a hospital.

The good deed follows recent legal trouble for the rapper.

Spanish TV talk show ends with little fanfare

 

MIAMI — Cristina Saralegui is often considered the Oprah Winfrey of Spanish media. But her 20-year-old TV talk show is coming to an end with much less fanfare than “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Saralegui is upset that Univision canceled “El Show de Cristina” last August, announcing the final episode would air on Nov. 1.

“It was very unexpected the way they handled it — it was so unpleasant,” the Cuban-American winner of 12 Emmy Awards said to Spanish newspaper El Nuevo Herald on Thursday.

Saralegui, 62, said she was sad because she could not “retire with respect” and thinks that the decision had to do with her age.

Randy Jackson mad at Oprah

 

NEW YORK – Michael Jackson’s brother Randy has confirmed that Oprah Winfrey did an interview at the Jackson family home — and he’s sick about it.

Though Jackson didn’t say who Winfrey interviewed, Jackson says Winfrey is the last person Michael Jackson would have wanted around his kids.

He vented in a series of posts on Twitter on Wednesday. He said: “I know how Oprah feels about my brother and family.” He noted that when the jury was deliberating Michael Jackson’s fate on child molestation charges in 2005, Winfrey did a show on pedophilia. Randy Jackson said it wasn’t a coincidence.

Jackson added he disagrees with his parents allowing the interview but still loves them.