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Rosie O'Donnell Slams Barack Obama For Appearing On 'The View'

7/30/2010 8:29am EDT
Rosie ODonnell
Rosie O'Donnell has blasted president Barack Obama's decision to appear on "The View," insisting the magazine program is too "fluffy" for a world leader.

Obama became the first sitting American president to guest on a daytime talk show when the pre-taped interview aired on Thursday, in which he discussed his family, politics and pop culture with the panel of female presenters, including Whoopi Goldberg and veteran newswoman Barbara Walters.

O'Donnell, a former co-host on The View, claims the president should have chosen a more reputable program, like The Oprah Winfrey Show - but she insis...

Barbara Walters' Surgery Went Well

5/15/2010 3:39pm EDT
Barbara Walters
Veteran newswoman Barbara Walters is recovering "well" following heart surgery.

The 80 year old underwent surgery this week to replace a faulty heart valve, after announcing news of her condition on TV talk show The View on Monday.

A rep for the star has now confirmed the operation was a success and Walters is recovering.

A statement, released to the New York Daily News, reads, "(She is) recovering as expected. (Her) surgery went well and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome."

Barbara Walters To Undergo Heart Surgery

5/10/2010 2:35pm EDT
Barbara Walters
Veteran newswoman Barbara Walters is to undergo surgery later this week to replace a faulty heart valve.

The TV legend, 80, made the announcement on her hit morning talk show The View on Monday, revealing she has known about the condition "for a while now" and finally decided to have the procedure so it coincided with the program's hiatus later this summer.

She explained, "Later this week I am going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve. Now lots of people have done this. I have known of this condition for a while now and my doctors and I have decided this is the best time t...

Jennifer Aniston: 'I Grew Up Admiring Strong Women'

4/1/2010 2:00pm EDT
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Jennifer Aniston looks up to fellow actress Drew Barrymore, crediting the former child star with inspiring her to undergo a career "rebirth" in Hollywood.

The former Friends star admits she feels ready for a revival after spending the last five years improving herself since her divorce from Brad Pitt in 2005. And she insists it's successful women such as Barrymore and Demi Moore who she wants to emulate.

Aniston tells Britain's Harper's Bazaar, "The last five years have been about spring cleaning for me. Now it's time for my rebirth. I love trying new things. I can't just be put in a bo...

Barbara Walters Regrets Quizzing Ricky Martin About His Sexuality

3/8/2010 12:00pm EST
Barbara Walters
Veteran broadcaster Barbara Walters regrets trying to force Ricky Martin to open up about his sexuality in a 2000 interview - because the question may have ended his career.

Walters sat down with the Livin' La Vida Loca hit-maker at the height of his career and demanded to know if he is gay - and now admits it is the one interview she regrets in her lengthy career. And she fears the "inappropriate" questioning may have had an affect on Martin's pop career.

She tells the Toronto Star, "In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it...

Mo'Nique: 'I Wouldn't Divorce My Man Over An Affair'

3/4/2010 9:13am EST
Oscar favorite Mo'Nique has given her manager/husband a free pass to be unfaithful, insisting an affair wouldn't mean the end of their marriage. The Precious star has revealed she and husband Sidney Hicks have an open marriage - and she has known her soul mate for too long to file for divorce over any infidelity.

In a candid new pre-Oscars chat with newswoman Barbara Walters, Mo'Nique says, "Could Sid have sex outside of his marriage with me? Yes. That's not a deal-breaker. That's not something that would make us say, 'Pack your things and let's end the marriage.'

"What if it's 20 times...

Top 5 To Watch, December 7-12, 2009

12/8/2009 1:49pm EST
Prep and Landing
It's all about the holiday spirit this week with less than 20 days to go before Santa takes his famous flight, and FOX and ABC continuing to spread holiday cheer with two all new specials this week - "Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special" aired Monday night and "Prep and Landing" is tonight.

"Prep and Landing" - Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 - ABC

I cannot wait for "Prep and Landing." We've been seeing the commercial for so long, and those elves just look so adorable! The show is about a veteran elf and his new rookie partner who get caught in a horrible snow storm on Christmas Eve. ...

Adam Lambert To Perform On ABC's 'The View'

12/6/2009 12:09pm EST
Adam Lambert
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says glam-rocker Adam Lambert will appear and perform on its daytime talk show "The View" on Thursday.

The announcement comes almost two weeks after Lambert's racy performance on ABC's broadcast of "The American Music Awards." That led to Lambert getting axed from an appearance on the network's "Good Morning America."

Since then, Lambert, who is openly gay, complained of being dropped from two other upcoming ABC shows.

In the meantime, he has been scheduled for NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" on Dec. 21.

And his taped appearance on "The View" will air a day after h...

Michael Ausiello Q&A Part 2: Celebrity Status, His Dream Job, & Which Star He's Afraid Of Running Into

10/1/2009 11:04am EDT
Michael Ausiello
The first part of this interview focused on "Entertainment Weekly" writer Michael Ausiello's beginnings in the field of media journalism. We intended to look at his work and concept of celebrity, but it turned into something more.

The difference between a good journalist and a great journalist is a sense of humility. A great journalist sees each new assignment as a piece that must stand alone, rather than as part of a legacy. To the great journalist, their job is to serve the audience fresh interviews and articles. They are competitive, ambitious, and are not looking to have their ego...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 25

9/25/2009 3:00am EDT
Mark Hamill
Happy Birthday to:

"Star Wars" star Mark Hamill (1951)

Rapper T.I. (1980)

"Queer as Folk" actor Hal Sparks (1971)

Ween guitarist Dean Ween (1970)

"Entrapment" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969)

"Hancock" star Will Smith (1968)

"The Sopranos" actress Aida Turturro (1962)

"Spin City" actress Heather Locklear (1961)

"Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" actor Michael Madsen (1958)

"Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (1952)

"Somewhere in Time" actor Christopher Reeve (1952; d. 2004)

English actress Felicity Kendal (1946)

"Romancing the Stone" actor Michael Douglas (1944)

Ryan O'Neal & Farrah Fawcett To Wed

6/22/2009 11:05am EDT
Farrah Fawcett
Ryan O'Neal recently asked Farrah Fawcett to marry him and she agreed, according to ABC News.

In an interview with Barbara Walters for "20/20," O'Neal talks about his longtime companion. The couple have been together since 1980.

"I used to ask her to marry me all the time," O'Neal said for the interview to air Friday on 20/20. "But ... it just got to be a joke, you know. We just joked about it."

See more photos of Farrah here:

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Kathy Griffin Vs. Chelsea Handler: Who’s better?

6/12/2009 1:12pm EDT
Kathy Griffin Vs. Chelsea Handler
Kathy Griffin and Chelsea Handler may possibly be the two funniest women on television right now. Both are known for throwing humorous jabs at celebrities and talking endlessly about celebrity gossip. Griffin and Handler also have successful TV shows which capture the essence their humor. Their outrageous opinions and takes on celebrities and pop culture keep fans (straight and gay) tuned in every week. And if you've seen their Stand up, you know how offensive these ladies can be. Both are talented at what they do, but who's better?

Comedy Style

Kathy Griffin has been known for years fo...

The 10 Most Thankful Celebrities Of 2008

11/26/2008 9:35am EST
Britney Spears
Picture it: Pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, a bird with all the trimmings with family around the table, watching sports or playing board games. Don't forget to dish out gold medals, divorce decrees, box-office history and custody battles. As Americans across the nation tuck in to their turkey, a few notable celebrities have unique reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving.

Tina Fey

The former "Saturday Night Live" funny lady has had a banner year: A big screen outing opposite pal Amy Poehler in the Spring release Baby Mama and two Emmy wins (Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstan...

Elisabeth Hasselbeck's McCain Tee Annoyed 'View' Execs

10/28/2008 1:05pm EDT
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Last week Elisabeth Hasselbeck wore a custom-made t-shirt that read "Great AmeriCain Hero" while co-hosting "The View."

According to The New York Daily News, a show spokesman said, "Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, executive producers of 'The View,' don't think it's appropriate to wear T-shirts endorsing either candidate but would never forbid any of the co-hosts from expressing themselves."

What do you think about Hasselbeck's choice of tee? Let us know in the comments!

Watch the ladies talking about the shirt on The View:

Celebrity Birthdays, September 25

9/25/2008 3:00am EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Happy Birthday to rapper T.I. (1980), "Queer as Folk" actor Hal Sparks (1971), Ween guitarist Dean Ween (1970), "Entrapment" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), "I Am Legend" star Will Smith (1968), "The Sopranos" actress Aida Turturro (1962), "Spin City" actress Heather Locklear (1961), "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" actor Michael Madsen (1958), "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (1952), "Somewhere in Time" actor Christopher Reeve (1952; d. 2004), "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill (1951), English actress Felicity Kendal (1946), "Romancing the Stone" actor Michael Douglas (1944), classical pianist Glenn...

Slideshow: A Look Back At Celebrities And Fashion Week

9/18/2008 12:00pm EDT
Fashion Week
Now that the annual New York City "Fashion Week" is officially in the books, let's look back at some of the celebrities that showed up and more.

Fashion Week NYC

Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan made an appearance during fashion week.

Ah... what is that you looking at Samantha?

check out this gallery

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 - Marchesa - Presentation

Amanda Bynes was at this event. Other celebs for this show included: Beth Ostrosky, Joy Bryant, Katharine McPhee, Perrey Reeves and Zoe Saldana.

View this entire gallery held ...

Minute-By-Minute Account Of The 80th Academy Awards

2/25/2008 8:35am EST
Jon Stewart
Only about 3,000 lucky spectators get to experience the majesty of Oscar night from inside the Kodak Theater, while the rest of us follow the action from our couch.

The following is minute-by-minute account from my couch. The snack of choice - frozen TGI Friday's Potato Skins. The drink of choice - selection of Henry Weinhardt's finest soft drinks.

For photos from the red carpet and show go here.

Now let's go to the play-by-play:

5:30 - So it appears the Oscars are delivered to the Kodak Theater by UPS through a digital dream world inhabited by all movie chase scenes. ...

Barbara Walters To Present The 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2007

11/9/2007 10:16am EST
Justin Timberlake
"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007," an hour-long ABC News special highlighting some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, sports, politics and business, will air Thursday, December 6 (10:02-11:00 pm, ET), on ABC.

Hosted by Barbara Walters, the special includes sexy Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, her soccer superstar husband, David Beckham, pop singer Justin Timberlake, Emmy Award winner Katherine Heigl, Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, former President Bill Clinton, and MySpace media moguls Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe.

There wi...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 25

9/25/2007 3:00am EDT
Heather Locklear
Happy Birthday to rapper T.I. (1980), "Queer as Folk" actor Hal Sparks (1971), Ween guitarist Dean Ween (1970), "Entrapment" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), "Men in Black" star Will Smith (1968), "The Sopranos" actress Aida Turturro (1962), "Spin City" actress Heather Locklear (1961), "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" actor Michael Madsen (1958), "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (1952), "Somewhere in Time" actor Christopher Reeve (1952; d. 2004), "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill (1951), English actress Felicity Kendal (1946), "Romancing the Stone" actor Michael Douglas (1944), classical pianist Glen...

Rosie O'Donnell To Leave 'The View'

4/25/2007 12:51pm EDT
Rosie O
ABC has been unable to come to a contractual agreement with Rosie O'Donnell. As a result, her hosting duties on The View will end in mid-June. "They wanted me three years, I wanted one year, and it just didn't work," said O'Donnell on today's show.

According to Barbara Walters, View creator & co-producer, "We have had, to say the least, an interesting year … an exciting, fun-filled, provocative year. We have all gotten together and you will be missed." She added, "I do not participate in the negotiations for Rosie. It was between your representatives and agents. This is not my doing....

Barbara Walters Interviews Eddie Murphy, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Hudson & Ellen DeGeneres

2/19/2007 11:39am EST
Jennifer Hudson
Four megastars in show business -- Academy Award nominees Eddie Murphy, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Hudson and Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres -- sit down with Barbara Walters for an electrifying hour on the 26th annual edition of "Barbara Walters Oscar Special," airing Sunday, Feb. 25, at 7:00 p.m., ET -- and immediately following the Academy Awards on the west coast -- on ABC.

Walters says: "This special is about risks and rewards. Ellen DeGeneres watched her career dry up, fought her way back, won some Emmy awards and landed the toughest job in comedy -- hosting the Academy Awards. Jennifer ...

Kellie Pickler Goes Gold on The View!

1/19/2007 3:12pm EST
Kellie Pickler
She was the best-selling, new, solo country artist of 2006, and now BNA Records star Kellie Pickler jumps feet first with her "Red High Heels" into 2007 with the RIAA Gold certification of her debut album, Small Town Girl.

It was a moment of sheer elation on live television, as the ever-engaging Pickler, guest co-hosting this morning's edition of ABC's The View, was surprised with a gold album plaque in honor of the occasion.

The View's Rosie O'Donnell, who made the presentation to Kellie, admitted they tried, but the timing just didn't work for Pickler hero Dolly Parton to presen...

Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #4 The Sudden Loss Of A Television Icon

12/25/2006 2:00pm EST
Steve Irwin
On the morning of September 4, shocking news came from overseas. While diving out in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia to film a television special, Animal Planet's legendary TV host, Steve Irwin, was stabbed in the chest by a stingray's barb, killing the star nearly instantly. He was 44.

Irwin's specialty of capturing and relocating crocodiles to safer habitats earned him the nickname "The Crocodile Hunter," for which his Animal Planet show was named. He had put his own life in danger daily to educate millions of viewers about the nature of crocodiles, snakes, repti...

Upcoming Guests On The 'Late Show With David Letterman'

12/9/2006 8:00am EST
Matt Damon
Coming up next week and beyond on the Late Show With David Letterman:

Monday, Dec. 11

Actor Matt Damon; journalist/talk show host Barbara Walters

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Howard Stern; musical guest Gwen Stefani

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Kid Scientists; talk show host Regis Philbin

Thursday, Dec. 14

Actor Will Smith; musical guests Evanescence

Friday, Dec. 15

Actor Clint Eastwood; actor Matthew Fox

Monday, Dec. 18

Actor Ben Stiller

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Singer/actress Beyonce; Survivor: Cook Islands winner; sportscaster Marv Albert

Wednesday, Dec. 20...

Jay-Z & Patrick Dempsey Land On 'Most Fascinating People' List

11/29/2006 11:24am EST
Patrick Dempsey
"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006," an hour-long ABC News special highlighting some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, politics, sports and business, will air Tuesday, Dec. 12 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET).

Hosted by Barbara Walters, the special includes Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, hip hop mogul Jay-Z, newly retired tennis legend Andre Agassi, John Ramsey, televangelist Joel Osteen, Steve Irwin's widow, Terri Irwin, heartthrob Patrick Dempsey and others.

The number-one most fascinating person of 2006 will be announced on the prog...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 25

9/25/2006 3:00am EDT
Heather Locklear
Happy Birthday to rapper T.I. (1980), "Queer as Folk" actor Hal Sparks (1971), Ween guitarist Dean Ween (1970), "Entrapment" actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), "Men in Black" star Will Smith (1968), "The Sopranos" actress Aida Turturro (1962), "Spin City" actress Heather Locklear (1961), "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2" actor Michael Madsen (1958), "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (1952), "Somewhere in Time" actor Christopher Reeve (1952; d. 2004), "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill (1951), English actress Felicity Kendal (1946), "Romancing the Stone" actor Michael Douglas (1944), classical pianist Glen...

'American Idol' Runner Up To Co-Host 'The View' Tomorrow

7/26/2006 10:24am EDT
Katharine McPhee
American Idol finalist Katharine McPhee, 22, who hails from Sherman Oaks, Calif., is the scheduled celebrity guest co-host on ABC's "The View," live, Thursday, July 27. McPhee, who will be seated alongside co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, will also perform the classic song "Somewhere over the Rainbow."

Show guests include comedian Kathy Griffin ("My Life on the D-List") and Brittany Snow (John Tucker Must Die). Co-host Joy Behar also hosts her "Month in ReVIEW" segment that features show highlights from July.

- Katharine McPhee picture gallery

SIRIUS To Launch Barbara Walters Interview Show

6/27/2006 11:06am EDT
Barbara Walters
show, entitled “Barbara Walters' Best of the Very Best,” presenting a selection of her compelling interviews over the past 30 years with great entertainers and world leaders.

The weekly two-hour series will take the best from a vast archive of diverse interview subjects that have captivated millions. "Barbara Walters' Best of the Very Best" will debut early next year exclusively on SIRIUS Stars, channel 102. The show will include dynamic interviews with famous people ranging from Hillary Clinton to Muhammad Ali to Tom Hanks to Lance Armstrong, to name only a few.

Walters will als...

'Today' Team Welcomes Couric's Replacement, Meredith Vieira

4/6/2006 1:34pm EDT
Matt Lauer anchors
"The View's" Meredith Vieira has been named co-anchor of NBC News' "Today," it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal Television Group. Vieira will join the morning show and her new colleagues Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker, this September. The announcement comes on the heels of Katie Couric's decision to leave the morning show and join CBS Evening News.

"This is an announcement that I couldn't be happier to be making," said Zucker. "Meredith's vast experience as an award-winning journalist, as well as talk show host, make her the ideal candidate...

TV Snippets: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Grey's Anatomy' & More

2/3/2006 1:36pm EST
Desperate Housewives
* Desperate Housewives characters Tom and Lynette Scavo have been named the most realistic married couple on television, according to an online poll by The couple is played by Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant.

* ABC is launching the first official Grey's Anatomy podcast series today, Feb. 3. The podcasts will be available on and iTunes Music Store. The first podcast will feature Kate Walsh (Addison Shepherd) and executive producer Jim Parriott providing insights into Kate's on-screen character, as well as discussing the upcoming post-Superbowl episode, "It's the E...