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Lindsay Lohan -- I'm Sitting Down With Barbara Walters

October 14th, 2012 7:07pm EDT
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Lindsay Lohan will continue her chatty streak (following her appearance on TMZ Live this week) and will sit down for a one-on-one interview with the legendary Barbara Walters ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ she has been close to Walters for years and that Barbara reached out to her about doing an interview when it was announced she'd playing Liz Taylor in the upcoming "Liz & Dick" biopic.

We're told LiLo has been hesitant about sit-down interviews because she fears being asked questions she's not prepared for. But our sources say Lindsay trusts Barbara not to take...
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10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

May 21st, 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...
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Tyra Banks, Claire Danes & More Shine At Time Magazine's 'Most Influential People In The World' Gala

April 25th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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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.

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Lance Bass Producing Reality TV Show 'Famous Yard Sale'

February 7th, 2012 12:30pm EST
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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...
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Barbara Walters Names Steve Jobs Most Fascinating Person Of 2011

December 15th, 2011 8:24am EST
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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...
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Katy Perry, Simon Cowell & Donald Trump Named 'Most Fascinating People'

November 30th, 2011 4:00pm EST
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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...
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Paris Hilton Furious After Fierce Criticism Of Her New Show During Her Interview On 'The View' (Video)

June 5th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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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...
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Celebrity Feuds: Betty White And Lindsay Lohan, Whoopi Goldberg And Barbara Walters

April 12th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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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...
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Denise Richards says Charlie Sheen’s behavior is nothing new

February 18th, 2011 2:15pm EST
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There is one person that is not surprised with Charlie Sheen’s recent out-of-control behavior -- his ex-wife Denise Richards.

Denise Richards made an appearance on Friday's The View to open up about her ex-husband, Charlie Sheen, and how she's trying to raise her daughters amid all the publicity.

Richards and Sheen were married for four years and have two daughters together, Sam and Lola. They divorced in 2006.

"I mean, you know this is Charlie's lifestyle. He makes no bones about it. And it is what it is," she said, after being asked about his drug use, partying and love of porn stars...
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David Letterman Takes Drugs To Battle Depression

February 6th, 2011 12:00pm EST
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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...
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Camille Grammer Reveals Intimate Details About Life With Kelsey Grammer

February 1st, 2011 3:00pm EST
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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...
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Justin Bieber 'Just Kissed' Jasmine Villegas

December 9th, 2010 11:26am EST
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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...
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Oprah Winfrey: 'I Am Not Lesbian'

December 8th, 2010 1:29pm EST
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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,...
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Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar Walk Off 'The View' During Bill O'Reilly Interview (Video)

October 14th, 2010 9:50pm EDT
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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...
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Nicole Richie's Sheer Blue Dress & Silver Jacket - Hot Or Not?

September 29th, 2010 10:36pm EDT
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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...
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Rosie O'Donnell Slams Barack Obama For Appearing On 'The View'

July 30th, 2010 8:29am EDT
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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...
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Barbara Walters' Surgery Went Well

May 15th, 2010 3:39pm EDT
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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."
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Barbara Walters To Undergo Heart Surgery

May 10th, 2010 2:35pm EDT
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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...
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Jennifer Aniston: 'I Grew Up Admiring Strong Women'

April 1st, 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...
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Barbara Walters Regrets Quizzing Ricky Martin About His Sexuality

March 8th, 2010 12:00pm EST
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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...
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Mo'Nique: 'I Wouldn't Divorce My Man Over An Affair'

March 4th, 2010 9:13am EST
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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...
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Frank Langella Not Dating Barbara Walters!

December 21st, 2009 11:45am EST
Frank Langella Not Dating Barbara Walters
Revered TV personality Barbara Walters has dismissed rumors of a romance with actor Frank Langella, insisting they are old friends.

The pair sparked speculation they were a couple earlier this month after Walters and Langella were spotted together in Washington, D.C. for the Kennedy Center Honors.

However Walters, 80, has denied claims their relationship is more than platonic.

She tells the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "Frank and I have been friends for many years and will continue to be friends for many years, but it's not a romance."

Frost/Nixon star Langella, 7...
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Top 5 To Watch, December 7-12, 2009

December 8th, 2009 1:49pm EST
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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. ...
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Lady Gaga Performs For The Queen

December 8th, 2009 9:01am EST
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Lady Gaga shocked fans at the U.K.'s Royal Variety Performance on Monday with a routine suspended high above the stage - despite organizers demanding she "tone down" her act for Queen Elizabeth II.

The controversial Poker Face hit-maker was invited to play the annual event, attended by the British monarch, but was told to refrain from wearing provocative costumes at the Opera House in Blackpool, England.

The pop star complied and was given a crash course in etiquette - but she still managed to stun the audience by playing a piano lifted onto giant stilts while dangling from a swing ...
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Adam Lambert To Perform On ABC's 'The View'

December 6th, 2009 12:09pm EST
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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...
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Barbara Walters Says Lady Gaga Is 'Quite Intelligent'

December 3rd, 2009 9:18am EST
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"I expected her to to show up in some weird get-up, but she arrived in a very serious black Chanel suit and she was quite intelligent." Broadcaster Barbara Walters confirms Lady Gaga is on her annual list of the year's "10 Most Fascinating People." The "Poker Face" singer will join Adam Lambert and Tyler Perry among others on Walters TV special, which will air next week.

Lady Gaga just received three major Grammy Awards nominations for the 2010 event on January 31 - Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

The pop star is gracing the cover of the upcoming January 20...
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Sofia Vergara Stuns 'The View' With Rape Joke

November 19th, 2009 8:39am EST
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Model-turned-actress Sofia Vergara provoked outrage on a TV talk show on Wednesday when she joked about being raped.

The 37-year-old Colombian was a guest on The View, to promote her sitcom Modern Family.

And she left hosts Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg stunned with a bad taste remark, after they told her she looked too young to have a 17 year old son.

Referring to son Manolo - who she had when she was 20 - Vergara joked, "(I was) 13. I was raped."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainmen...
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Michael Ausiello Q&A Part 2: Celebrity Status, His Dream Job, & Which Star He's Afraid Of Running Into

October 1st, 2009 11:04am EDT
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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...
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La Toya Jackson: 'My Brother's Home Was Raided By Thieves'

September 13th, 2009 10:30am EDT
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Michael Jackson's sister La Toya has accused members of the King of Pop's entourage of looting the singer's rented Holmby Hills estate in the hours after he died on June 25th.

The singer/actress claims her brother's home looked like it had been "ransacked" when she arrived at midnight - 10 hours after Jackson had been pronounced dead - and she's still eager to find out who took what.

In her first in-depth interview since the tragedy, La Toya told Barbara Walters, "I said, 'Who did this?'" Speaking on news show 20/20 on Friday night, La Toya said she believes people close to her brot...
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'The View, 'Bold And The Beautiful' Win At Daytime Emmy Awards

August 31st, 2009 8:36am EDT
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Ellen DeGeneres has lost her crown as the Queen of daytime TV - the hosts of The View ended her four-year run as Best Talkshow Host at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

The beloved funnywoman had held on to the prize since 2005, but faltered at the ceremony on Sunday when she came up against "The View's" feisty foursome Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters.

But it wasn't all bad for DeGeneres - her daily chatshow pulled back by picking up four awards during the night.

Fellow chatshow hosts Rachael Ray and Tyra Banks also walked away with prizes, winning Best ...
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