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Whoopi Goldberg coping after mother's death

September 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Whoopi Goldberg says she channels her grief from her mother's death last month by staying busy.Goldberg attended a launch party Wednesday in New York for purewow.com, a website with daily tips for women 35 and over. "The View" co-host is an investor.

Reporters asked the celebrity how she is handling her mother's death, Goldberg said, "I'm here, but it's not easy."

Her mother, Emma Johnson, died from complications following a stroke.

Goldberg had been doing a limited stint as Mother Superior in the London version of "Sister Act" and immediately returned to the U.S.

"Sister Act" moves to Broadway this season with an opening planned for Spring 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.