Barbara Walters made an appearance on “The View” today, since she is fully recovered from open heart surgery two months ago. And the cat is also out of the bag that Babs is shopping her memoir, Audition, to HBO for a possible biopic. Interestingly, another one of the most powerful women on television might be getting the made-for-TV treatment, too. A producer has optioned Kitty Kelley’s Oprah: A Biography for a made-for-TV movie as well.
After the jump, what we know about these biopics and who we think should play these powerhouse ladies. Keep reading »
Even though artists have been paying homage to the human form since the beginning, nudity and sex in art still cause a major commotion. Two works of art — one newish and one really old — are getting a lot of attention lately and making some people a little uncomfortable.
On “The View,” Barbara Walters described her trip to see one of Marina Abramovic‘s performance art pieces at MoMA over the weekend. The gist of it is that two people, sometimes male, sometimes female, stand in the nude facing one another. Patrons can walk through the two individuals if they’d like, and Barbara described her trouble getting past them without touching something in the video above, acknowledging that one of the men was more endowed than the other. Keep reading »
How is it that “cougar” has become such normal terminology, and meanwhile there’s no compact way to describe a younger dude who likes his women on the mature side? Well, whatever that word may be, Justin Bieber sure seems to be one. When he appeared on “The View” yesterday, he was asked, “What kind of girls are you into?” He looked a little thrown off for a second and then replied, “You know I’m into people like … uh … Barbara Walters.” Barbara looked a little shocked. “That may be the loveliest untruth I have ever heard,” she said. Here’s hoping Barbara never interviews him one-on-one. Babs has a way of flirting with her interview subjects, and I can’t imagine how awkward it would be if a 16-year-old were returning her suggestive glances. Keep reading »
I’m so glad I’m not a celebrity because I know at some point, I’d want to slap Barbara Walters. That bitch is nosy! At least Babs can admit she sometimes crosses the none-of-your-beeswax line: In an interview with The Toronto Star, Walters said it was “inappropriate” of her to ask booty-shaking Ricky Martin if he was gay in a 2000 interview.
In the decade-old chitchat , Walters asked the Latino pop star how he had been “enjoying” his sexuality, to which he awkwardly — and vaguely — responded, “I live la vida loca!” Keep reading »
Last night the much-hyped “Barbara Walters Ten Most Fascinating People:2009 Special” aired on ABC and we finally learned who the top spot went to this year. You may have heard Walters selected Glenn Beck from Fox News, football stat Brett Favre, Kate Gosselin
, Michael Jackson
’s kids, Adam Lambert
, Sarah Palin
, Tyler Perry, Jenny Sanford
(wife of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford), and Lady Gaga
who was adorable in her interview (clip above!). So who did the top spot go to? None other than Michelle Obama
. After selecting Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin, it would have been insulting if one of the Obama’s didn’t get the number one spot, don’t you think? Keep reading »
Your decision to air Barbara Walters‘ five-part interview with Sarah Palin on Nov. 17 is one of the worst decisions in the history of mankind. Seriously, isn’t showing segments of the interview on “Good Morning America,” ” World News with Charles Gibson,” “Nightline” and “20/20″ overdoing it just a little? First, you are shamelessly helping Palin promote her book, Going Rogue: An American Life, by airing the interview the same day it hits bookstore shelves. Second, didn’t you get the memo that Oprah is interviewing her on the 16th? And uh, did you not notice that Sarah can barely formulate an articulate sentence—the result of her stretching her limited mental capacity over hours could be completely disastrous. After numerous embarrassing interviews with big shots like Katie Couric and Brain Williams, it’s clear that Palin is a masochist for coming back for more. Plus, she is neither relevant nor interesting—she isn’t even a governor anymore. She is famous for being a joke. So why give her the publicity!? You don’t know? That’s because there’s no reason! We suggest you reconsider. Please.
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Barbara Walters is having a very educational week. Sexually, we mean. Last week Margaret Cho visited “The View” and gave Barbara a lesson on the G-spot. Then, over the weekend, Barbara saw “Bruno” and learned more than she cared to about anal and giving oral sex. I saw “Bruno” this weekend as well and was shocked to see a man in his, I swear, 90′s, sitting front row and center. I was concerned he would have a heart attack. Anyhoo, check out Babs’ disgust in the clip above. [via Jezebel] Keep reading »
When Barbara Walter’s book Audition came out last month, all anyone could talk about was her relationships with Alan Greenspan and Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke. The audio book, abridged down to six hours and read by Barbara herself, tells the story of Barbara’s career and married life, but it skips over her relationships with men outside of her three marriages. Maybe Barbara and her people decided that the people who listen to audio books might not be able to handle hearing about such scandals while driving to work on I-90. [Time] Keep reading »
In her new autobiography, Auditions, Barbara Walters discusses a years long affair she had in the 1970′s with Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke, the first black Senator since reconstruction. Apparently, at one point Brooke told her she was the oldest woman he had ever been with, to which Babs replied, “Oh yeah? Well you are the blackest man I have ever been with.” Brooke was so in love with Walters, that he wanted to divorce his wife, who then tried to ruin both of their careers by trying to sell the story to the tabloids. Eventually the two ended their affair, when they realized that their relationship could ruin both of their careers. Who knew Barbara was so scandalous? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »