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2014's 'Most Fascinating People' Include Scarlett Johansson, Neil Patrick Harris

10/22/2014 8:04pm EDT
2014's 'Most Fascinating People' Include Scarlett Johansson, Nei
It's that time of year again - Barbara Walters is counting down the "10 Most Fascinating People" in her annual TV special.

While the number-one most fascinating person will be kept under wraps until the program airs on Dec. 14, Walters has released some of the names on the 2014 list.

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, actor Neil Patrick Harris, actress and new mom Scarlett Johansson and comedienne Chelsea Handler are some of the stars who will be featured on the ABC program.

Walters said in a statement: "I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of 10 Most Fascinating Peo...

Rumor Patrol: Nick Cannon Is Playing Richard Pryor In Biopic, Monica Lewinsky Headed To 'The View?'

7/5/2014 9:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Nick Cannon Is Playing Richard Pryor In Biopic, Mo
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Nick Cannon To Star In Richard Pryor Biopic: Singer/Actor Nick is reportedly set to play the legendary comedian in an upcoming film. While the film isn't in production yet, he already has the role when he wants it. The report has divided fans of the comedian, with some thinking Cannon is the wrong choice – but is it even true?

Verdict: True. Cannon said as much to TMZ and later put up a photo on Instag...

Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Fired From 'The View': Possible Replacements

6/27/2014 7:00pm EDT
Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Fired From 'The View': Possib
By now you have probably heard that Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were fired from "The View". This leaves Whoopi Goldberg as the last host standing on the show after Barbara Walters announced her retirement last month.

Even though the show's future is said to be "up in the air", we have put together a list of three celebrities of whom would be a great fit to sit next to Whoopi.

Erin Hershey Presley

Erin auditioned for the show to take Lisa Ling's open seat following her departure and went through to the final round, but the seat eventually went to Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Erin w...

TMI: Barbara Walters Calls Her Vibrator 'Selfie'

2/18/2014 7:30pm EST
TMI: Barbara Walters Calls Her Vibrator 'Selfie'
Whoopi Goldberg spilled the beans on "The View" earlier this week - she told the audience that Barbara Walters, 84, uses a vibrator she named "Selfie."

Comics on "Chelsea Lately" immediately pounced on the news, joking that Walter using a vibrator at that age would require life alert in case she passed out from all the excitement.

Whether she really uses one or not, it's her business. As for her pet name "Selfie?" Too much information!

Rumor Patrol: Stars Turn Down 'Most Fascinating People', Justin Bieber Retiring, More

12/28/2013 3:07pm EST
Barbara Walters
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Stars Turn Down Barbara Walters: Angry that Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian were picked as Barbara Walter's Most Fascinating People? Well, it might not be Barbara's fault: RadarOnline claims several stars - such as Jay-Z, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Downey, Jr. - turned down the award so that they wouldn't have to deal with an intrusive interview from the venerable newswoman.

Verdict: False. First of al...

Miley Cyrus Explains Why She's Always Sticking Out Her Tongue

12/19/2013 8:46am EST
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has opened up about why she's always sticking out her tongue: because she doesn't "know how to smile."

The singer says that she can't help sticking her tongue out when the cameras are rolling because it feels "awkward" for her to just crack a smile.

"I get embarrassed to take pictures. That's actually the truth," she told ABC's Barbara Walters during her 'Most Fascinating People' interview.

"I'm so embarrassed," she adds," because people are taking pictures of me, and I just don't know how to -- I don't know how to smile, and just be awkward, so I stick my tongue out, because...

ABC: 'No Truth' To Story Claiming Jenny McCarthy Will Be Fired From 'The View'

10/15/2013 3:03pm EDT
Jenny McCarthy
ABC has hit back at a story claiming Jenny McCarthy is on her way out from The View cast due to middling ratings and a negative response from audiences.

McCarthy replaced Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who moved to FOX News to join Fox & Friends. The View's ratings haven't been improving and rival The Talk seems to be gaining moment. According to The Wrap, The View has seen minor dips in viewing figures since Jenny joined, averaging at 3.023 million total viewers compared to the 3.239 million it had in the first three weeks of its last season.

RadarOnline reported show creator Barbara Walters was ...

Barbara Walters Apologizes For Scolding Katy Perry During 2011 Interview

10/1/2013 4:12pm EDT
Katy Perry
Pop star Katy Perry has received an apology from Barbara Walters over a 2011 interview prior to which Walters scoldedthe singer for being late to their scheduled chat.

Katy shared the story with Billboard magazine, prompting The View host to offer a half-hearted apology.

"When I got there, I apologized immediately (for being late)," Katy said, "but then she said to me, 'You know, I've only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? Judy Garland. You know how she turned out, right?'"

The interview was held just weeks before husband Russell Brand filed fo...

Sharon Osbourne & Barbara Walters Commend Angelina Jolie's Decision To Have Double Mastectomy

5/15/2013 10:12am EDT
Sharon Osbourne
Ever since Angelina Jolie came forward with news she had a double mastectomy earlier this year, fans and fellow stars have offered their enormous support for the actress.

Sharon Osbourne and Barbara Walters, who both underwent similar preventative surgeries themselves, talked about their own experiences and Jolie's courage on Tuesday.

During a segment on "The Talk," Osbourne explained, "She'll have empowered millions of women all over the world. She is sexier than ever. She is an amazing woman anyway apart from all of this. This story is one of positivity, so I commend her; I think it's a...

Barbara Walters To Retire In 2014

5/13/2013 3:32pm EDT
Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters, the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program, has announced she will retire from TV journalism.

Walters' retirement will end a storied career that began in 1962 and ended with her as one of the most renowned interviewers in modern news history.

Barbara has denied last month she was planning on quitting, perhaps to reveal the news on her own terms. Sunday, she confirmed she would retired and is expected to discuss her decision today on her show The View.

Walters will end her career sometime next summer, appearing on ABC News and the View until then. She pl...

TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet Pics - Christina Aguilera, Claire Danes, Frank Ocean & More!

4/24/2013 9:21am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Earlier this week TIME magazine released its "TIME 100," a list of the of the 100 most influential people in the world. The 2013 list includes many Hollywood A-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln").

Several of music's hottest stars are also part of the prestigious TIME 100, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Frank Ocean.

New York City was swarming with celebrities who attended the TIME 100 Gala at Lincoln Center on Tuesday. Barbara Walters, Claire Danes and Pad...

After Over 50 Years In TV, Barbara Walters To Retire In 2014

3/29/2013 11:56am EDT
Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters, who has battled some health issues in recent months, is reportedly retiring next year at the age of 84. The broadcasting vetern has decided to step away from the spotlight in May, 2014.

Walters will make an official announcement this upcoming May, according to

"The View" co-host was hospitalized following a fall while in Washington, D.C., to cover President Barack Obama's inauguration in January. She was then diagnosed with chicken pox and took some time off from her popular daytime talk show.

Walters got her big break working for "The Today Show" in 1961 w...

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Staying Or Leaving 'The View'?

3/18/2013 4:03pm EDT
The View
Barbara Walters is claiming Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying on talk show The View, but reports keep surfacing that the star's days are numbered.

Walters told the viewing audience that there are "no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show," but the New York Post claims that her conservative views are clashing with the audience. With Joy Behar confirming she is leaving the show, it is believed Hasselbeck could be swept out as well to retune the show.

The source tells the newspaper, "Dumping Joy Behar, who was there 16 years, and Hasselbeck would be the fastest way to do it, they decided. Aft...

Barbara Walters Has Chicken Pox

1/28/2013 6:07pm EST
Barbara Walters
Barbara Walter's fall covering President Barack Obama's second inauguration and her fever are the results of a "delayed childhood," according to Whoopi Goldberg: The longtime newswoman has chicken pox.

Walter fell the Saturday before inauguration, receiving a cut on the head. Her rep said at the time, "Out of an abundance of caution, she went to the hospital to have her cut tended to, have a full examination and remains there for observation. Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all take as a very positive sign."

She was then held in the hospital due to a high temp...

Stars Send Well Wishes To Barbara Walters

1/21/2013 2:26pm EST
Barbara Walters
Viola Davis and David Arquette are among the stars who have sent their well wishes to Barbara Walters after the veteran broadcaster was hospitalized in Washington, D.C. following a fall on Saturday.

The 83 year old was at the British Ambassador's residence in the capital covering President Barack Obama's inauguration when she tripped and cut her forehead.

Her representative stated, "Out of an abundance of caution, she went to the hospital to have her cut tended to, have a full examination and remains there for observation. Barbara is alert (and telling everyone what to do), which we all...

Madonna And Amanda Bynes Named Least Influential People Of 2012

11/28/2012 8:30am EST
Madonna and Amanda Bynes have been named two of the Least Influential People of 2012 in a spoof end-of-year list.

Editors at GQ magazine have followed up Barbara Walters' annual list of The 10 Most Fascinating People by creating their own compilation of 25 "uninspiring" famous faces.

Introducing the countdown, GQ bosses state, "These folks are ranked in no particular order, because all zeros are created equal. (It's) a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg."

Madonna was nominated for the shameful dishonor after stripping off ...

Barbara Walters Shocked By Lindsay Lohan Interview Snub

11/13/2012 8:58am EST
Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters has spoken of her surprise upon discovering Lindsay Lohan would be sitting for an interview with Jay Leno after pulling out of a TV chat with her last week.

The actress agreed to sit down for a candid talk with Walters on her news show 20/20, but axed her appearance at the last minute. Lohan's team then booked the star a slot on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 20th, and Walters has now admitted she was stunned by the turn of events.

Explaining the fiasco on TV series The View, the reporter revealed publicists told her Lohan was not up to sitting for an intervi...

10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

5/21/2012 12:00pm EDT
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You would think after a few attempts at marriage that some celebrities would have more of a success rate with the third time around, but that doesn't seem to be the case for these 10 celebs that have been very successful with their careers, but not so successful with their marriages.

In fact there are a couple on the list that have taken the sacred vows eight times. Spoiler Alert! They are all still alive so favorites like Elizabeth Taylor who married eight times and Zsa Zsa Gabor who married nine times are not on the list.

But the cool thing is that you can make assumptions about who wil...

Tyra Banks, Claire Danes & More Shine At Time Magazine's 'Most Influential People In The World' Gala

4/25/2012 5:00pm EDT
Tyra Banks
Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" gala was the place to see and be seen last night in New York City. The magazine honors people who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world." (See the full list here!)

Former supermodel Tyra Banks hit the red carpet in a bright pink strapless dress, while Claire Danes opted for a red leather looking slip dress.

Tilda Swinton looked spooky in an all-white suit, while Cicely Tyson stood out in a purple gown.

Check out more photos from the event...

Claire Danes

Tilda Swinton

Cicely Tyson

Amy Poeh...

Lance Bass Producing Reality TV Show 'Famous Yard Sale'

2/7/2012 12:30pm EST
Lance Bass
Former 'N Sync star Lance Bass is set to help his celebrity pals clear out their closets on his new TV show Famous Yard Sale.

A host of famous faces will get rid of their old clothes, shoes, art and furniture, and auction their cast-offs for charity in the upcoming TV series.

Producer Liz Gateley says, "You get a little bit of (MTV celebrity home show) Cribs, a little bit of the Barbara Walters aspect where the celebrity is walking down memory lane, and a little bit of Pawn Stars."

Bass came up with the concept for the reality show after he found himself with a warehouse full of memor...

Barbara Walters Names Steve Jobs Most Fascinating Person Of 2011

12/15/2011 8:24am EST
Barbara Walters
Revered newscaster Barbara Walters has named late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs the year's most fascinating person.

In a TV special on Wednesday, Walters told viewers she once had a rule that the top honor in her annual selection must be given to a living person.

She picked Jobs for the title after he announced his retirement from Apple this summer but decided he still deserved the accolade after he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in October.

Walters says, "It's unlikely there will ever be anyone like him again."

Stars including Katy Perry, Simon Cowell, the Kardashians and Don...

Katy Perry, Simon Cowell & Donald Trump Named 'Most Fascinating People'

11/30/2011 4:00pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry, Simon Cowell and Donald Trump are among the Most Fascinating People of 2011, according to revered newscaster and TV personality Barbara Walters.

The trio features on her annual list of the top 10 most intriguing public figures.

The members of the Kardashian family, baseball ace Derek Jeter, "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the sister of Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, have also made Walters' 2011 list.

The number-one person of note will be unveiled during the TV special "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating Pe...

Paris Hilton Furious After Fierce Criticism Of Her New Show During Her Interview On 'The View' (Video)

6/5/2011 3:00pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton was reportedly left fuming after a tense interview on American talk show The View this week as she was forced to defend her latest reality TV show amid fierce criticism of the "fluffy" and "frivolous" lifestyle she portrays onscreen.

The socialite has returned to TV with a new fly-on-the-wall series called The World According To Paris and she appeared on the popular panel show on Wednesday to plug her project.

However, she came under fire from host Whoopi Goldberg, who criticized Hilton for showing herself shopping in the first episode, telling Hilton, "Why would you show the...

Celebrity Feuds: Betty White And Lindsay Lohan, Whoopi Goldberg And Barbara Walters

4/12/2011 2:00pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Celebrities trade barbs all the time, but we didn't expect Betty White to get into a verbal scuffle with anyone - especially Lindsay Lohan!

However, that's just what the Hot in Cleveland star did. She told the Daily Mail, "I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business, and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world and they don't appreciate it."

Lohan replied to E!, "Wow! I've always been a fan of hers. It's just a bit strange when people feel they must speak pu...

David Letterman Takes Drugs To Battle Depression

2/6/2011 12:00pm EST
David Letterman
Beloved late-night chat show host David Letterman has confessed he takes medication to battle depression in a heart to heart TV chat about his life-saving heart surgery.

The TV personality joined comic Robin Williams and former President Bill Clinton to talk about his second chance at life as part of a Barbara Walters news special, which aired on Friday.

The "Late Show" host Letterman underwent emergency heart surgery in 2000 and chatted candidly with Walters about his feelings of joy following the operation.

But they didn't last long.

During the chat, Letterman stated, "Depression is a...

Camille Grammer Reveals Intimate Details About Life With Kelsey Grammer

2/1/2011 3:00pm EST
Camille Grammer
Camille Grammer recently opened up on "The View" about the intimate details of her marriage to Kelsey Grammer. She said they hadn't had sex in over two years.

Barbara Walters wanted to know why. "There's so much more to marriage than sex," Camille explained.

"Something just didn't click with us on an intimate level," she added.

Camille said her children have met Kelsey's new fiancee, and they said she was nice. Meanwhile, she's not sure she'll do a second season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." She never wanted to join the series, but Kelsey encouraged her to do it.

"I tho...

Justin Bieber 'Just Kissed' Jasmine Villegas

12/9/2010 11:26am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is adamant he is not dating his Baby video co-star Jasmine Villegas, insisting he only shared a kiss with the singer.

The teenage pop star sent fans into a frenzy in September when he was pictured locked in a clinch with Villegas in the back seat of a car. However, Bieber is adamant their romantic liaison was short-lived.

In an interview with revered newswoman Barbara Walters, he says, "I was kissing her... That's about it... I didn't even know anyone was taking pictures. It just kind of happened... It's not really weird. Is it weird? I think every 16 year old kisses a gir...

Oprah Winfrey: 'I Am Not Lesbian'

12/8/2010 1:29pm EST
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey broke down in tears as she opened up about her relationship with best pal Gayle King in a TV interview, branding her the "mother I never had."

The TV queen became visibly emotional while discussing King in a taped chat with broadcaster Barbara Walters, admitting she has relied on her pal for daily support for more than 30 years. Winfrey says, "She's the mother I never had. The sister everybody would want. The friend everybody deserves. I don't know a better person..."

"It's making me cry because I'm thinking how much I probably never told her that. We're not like, 'Oh, you,...

Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar Walk Off 'The View' During Bill O'Reilly Interview (Video)

10/14/2010 9:50pm EDT
The View
Whoopi Goldberg stormed off the set of The View on Thursday after becoming infuriated during a heated debate over the planned 'Ground Zero Mosque' in New York.

A discussion with conservative broadcaster Bill O'Reilly spilled over when the controversial Fox News anchor argued against the Islamic center in downtown Manhattan.

The political pundit insisted it was highly insensitive to build the place of worship so close to where the city's Twin Towers crumbled in 2001, after Muslim extremists flew two planes into the high rise buildings, exclaiming, "Muslims killed us on 9/11."

But his outb...

Nicole Richie's Sheer Blue Dress & Silver Jacket - Hot Or Not?

9/29/2010 10:36pm EDT
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie headed back to her hotel after her appearance on "The View" earlier today to promote her new novel, "Priceless."

Despite reports that she's planning to get married soon, the star has brushed off reports suggesting she will be Mrs. Joel Madden by the end of the year, insisting the celebrity couple is too busy to plan their nuptials.

The socialite sparked rumors her big day was imminent after whisking good friends Christina Aguilera and DJ Samantha Ronson off to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico for a supposed bachelorette party earlier this month.

The couple, which became engaged las...