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Ghost star Whoopi Goldberg has been dropped as a spokesperson for diet aid company Slim-fast after reportedly comparing American President George W. Bush's name to crude terms for a vagina. Slim-Fast says it is "disappointed" in Goldberg's remarks at last Thursday's $7.5 million star-studded fund-raiser at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Slim-Fast general manager Terry Olson says in a statement, "Ads featuring Ms. Goldberg will no longer be on the air." Republicans have expressed outrage over the fund-raiser for presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry and his vice presidential running mate, John Edwards, in which entertainers lined up to skewer Bush. The New York Post said of Goldberg's appearance at the event, "Waving a bottle of wine, she fired off a stream of vulgar sexual wordplays on Bush's name in a riff about female genitalia." A spokesperson for Goldberg has declined immediate comment.

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