For Miley, being single took some getting used to.
Barbara Walters is known to be able to wriggle the most intimate details out of her interviewees, so it’s no surprise when she sat down with Miley Cyrus, the conversation quickly turned to Liam Hemsworth and the most discussed breakup of the year. The interview was part of Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 and revealed a side of Miley, which we’ve glimpsed rarely, if ever, in between her made-to-shock public appearances and propensity to grind on everything.
Miley and Liam announced their breakup this fall.
A newly sincere and vulnerable Miley explained about her engagement with the younger Hemsworth brother: "I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year.”
Barbara Walters list of 'Most Fascinating People of 2013' has been released but who is worthy enough to be crowned No.1?
Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence and Prince George couldn't be further apart in their lives and careers but they do share the honour of making the coveted list.
Joining the trio is Kanye West, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, ABC's 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts, and the Robertson family from the hit television series 'Duck Dynasty.
Continue reading: Most Fascinating People Of 2013: Who Made Barbara Walters List?
'The View' co-host Barbara Walters confronts the waiting paparazzi outside her New York home as she leaves with her entourage for her car.
Was she ever really on 'The View'?
Elisabeth Hasselbeck has finally made her move to Fox chatshow, Fox & Friends, which aired this morning (16th September). Though the presenter was positive about her experiences on ABC's The View, she nestled right in on the curvy couch alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade and got stuck into the morning's discussions.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Has Made The Move From ABC To Fox.
Hasselbeck was warm about her experiences as a co-host on The View alongside Barbara Walters, saying that Walters is like "the best surgeon" which echoed back to her earlier comments where she said she was well-prepared to join F&F because she'd "attended the Barbara Walters School of Broadcasting and Journalism."
Many received a distinction, but the AMC drama was the talk of the night.
Breaking Bad, the TV drama, which is just heading into its final 8-episode run, won top honors at this Saturday’s TV Critics Association Awards. The show won for program of the year among a number of highly acclaimed and successful TV productions, some of which don’t typically get recognized by the Emmys.
Breaking Bad emerged as the topic of the night.
Game of Thrones was another one of the night’s biggest winners, taking the honor in the category of best drama, while Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation had to split the title of best comedy. Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black and Louis CK of FX’s Louis were both recognised as outstanding achievement in the drama and comedy categories, respectively, while Barbara Walters received the career achievement award. For Walters, the award comes right on the heels of her announcement that she will be retiring from broadcast journalism in a years time. This was probably why the TV Critics Association chose his particular time to honor Walters with the distinction.
'The View' host Barbara Walters is snapped leaving her apartment in New York City with what looks to be a chaperone of some sort holding her bags for her and another younger assistant. One photographer asks her about her co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck leaving the show as they sort their bags out.
'The View' TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck is to make the move across networks to co-host Fox News' Fox & Friends.
There are new opportunities on the horizon for US TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who will join Fox News' Fox & Friends after having co-hosted ABC's The View since 2003. Hasselbeck, 36, originally rose to talk show fame after her appearance on Survivor: The Australian Outback where she was one of the finalists. Reported by People magazine, Hasselbeck's co-host Barbara Walters wished luck upon the mother-of-three: "We have had ten wonderful years with Elisabeth and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good."
Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Exit The View And Move To Fox & Friends.
Politically conservative Hasselbeck was respected by TV network ABC, who said that in her time as co-host she had brought "her passion and strong beliefs to The View" and "stood behind her political views even if they were not the most popular opinions at the table." She will replace Gretchen Carlson who has co-hosted Fox & Friends alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, and who will now go on to anchor her own one hour show that will begin being broadcast this Fall.
Continue reading: Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Exit 'The View' For 'Fox & Friends'
Jacquelin Danforth was taken into police custody in Florida for being caught driving under the influence.
Walter's daughter arrested. Barbara Walters' daughter Jacqueline Danforth looks to have fallen back off the wagon, with the TV host's adopted child winding up in police custody in Florida on Sunday (May 19). TMZ broke the news of Danforth's incarceration yesterday (May 20).
According to TMZ, the Collier County Sheriff's Office in Naples, Florida, booked the 44-year-old former party girl, with the details surrounding the arrest still relatively unclear at the moment. The news of Jacqueline's latest substance/alcohol-fuelled run in with the law is a particularly disheartening story, considering she made a very public plea earlier this year promising that her wild days were well and truly behind her at last. However it now seems that this was not the case, again.
Barbara Walters hasn't commented on her daughter's latest run-in with police
Barbara Walters will announce her retirement on Monday's show.
Ground-breaking television journalist Barbara Walters is to announce her retirement on Monday's episode of The View. Walters, 83, will finally say goodbye to the news industry next summer, an ABC spokesperson confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday evening (May 12, 2013).
The network still plans to make good use of Walters' talents until then, with the TV personality continuing to anchor and report for ABC as well as appearing on The View. "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on 'The View' and with ABC News," she said in a statement, "I created 'The View' and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it." Walters will also retain her executive producer role on the long-running weekday show gabfest.
Speculation of Walters' retirement first emerged in March after she underwent a health scare that included a brief stay in hospital. It later turned out she had been diagnosed with chicken pox, though made no announcement at the time.
Continue reading: Final Views: Barbara Walters Set To Retire On Monday Morning
After a career spanning 52 years, ABC's Barbara Walters is planning to step down in 2014.
Barbara Walters, the 83-year-old ABC newscaster is retiring, effective May 2014.
According to Deadline, the decision to step down has nothing to do with Walters’ health, which has been deteriorating recently, leading to retirement speculation even before the announcement was made. The information was leaked a bit earlier than expected, when Deadline got a hold of the news before the planned announcement by ABC. The network’s idea was to give Walters and the viewers a year between the announcement and her official departure, in order to properly celebrate her career. According to NY Daily News, the network is planning a huge sendoff, with several high profile primetime specials and retrospectives, but that’s not the only reason for the early announcement.
Walters has been rumored to retire from ABC News and The View ever since a report by TMZ in 2011 claimed she had mentioned it during an interview with Barack Obama. However, a huge part of her delaying the retirement seems to be Walters’ desire to leave on her own terms. And the veteran newscaster has certainly earned that right.
Continue reading: ABC Planning Huge Sendoff For Barbara Walters In 2014
It's been a rough week for Justin Bieber, though arguably a tougher couple of days for Ashton Kutcher, Jay-Z and company, who found their bank details leaked all over the internet.
Bieber Blues: What is happening to Justin Bieber? The former loveable scamp appears to have become a target for the tabloids, especially the British ones. He endured a torrid time in London before cancelling a show in Portugal, apparently owing to poor ticket sales. Is this a crisis?
Credit Check: Ever wondered how much Ashton Kutcher has in the bank? How about Jay-Z, Mel Gibson, Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger or even Joe Biden. Well, one hacker - seemingly based in Russia - has posted the financial details of the world's biggest stars onto a hastily made website. Some of the numbers are big. Huge, in fact.
'The View' co-host Barbara Walters is spotted leaving a building for her waiting car in New York wrapped in a long white shawl and wearing a baseball style cap.
Barbara Walters has gone on the record as saying Elisabeth Hasselbeck will not be leaving The View.
Barbara Walters has attempted to placate the intense rumors concerning 'The View,' with the veteran broadcaster insisting Elisabeth Hasselbeck will not be leaving the show despite reports that suggest her outspoken conservative views is putting off viewers. Deadline.com, Us Weekly and the Hollywood Reporter all report that Hasselbeck's contract will not be renewed, though Walters is adamant the 35-year-old will remain on the show.
"There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth's alleged departure, saying that we don't approve of her conservative views," Walters, who created the long-running talk show, said on Monday's program. (March 11, 2013) "The truth is we love Elisabeth. I like her personally and she's just a wonderful person.But beyond that, we value and appreciate her point of view, it's important to us because Elisabeth helps give the show perspective and balance.So we have no plans for Elisabeth to leave."
ABC had previously released a statement saying that Hasselbeck "is a valued member of The View and had a long-term contract," though failed to address the issue of whether or not she will be offered a renewed deal. The controversial presenter joined the show in 2003 and became known for her heated arguments with liberal co-host Rosie O'Donnell.
The 83 year-old has been away for six weeks
Great news for fans of The View and great news for Barbara Walters! It’s been around six weeks since the star was forced to leave the show after being taken ill, but today (March 4, 2013), the host of the program made a triumphant and much-celebrated return to the ABC program.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, Walters has been missing from the show since January 19 after fainting and cutting her head while at a party in Washington. At the time she didn’t realize it, but the source of the incident came due to the fact that she had chicken pox; to add salt into the wound, the fall gave her concussion and she had to have six stitches put in. Resting up from both that and the chicken pox in New York, Walters finally returned today.
Greeted enthusiastically by her co-hosts Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar – and with a huge ovation from the studio audience too – the TV personality said that “after a lot of scratching and rest” she was feeling “fine and healthy.” As for the evidence of the 83 year-old’s fall, all that could be seen was a single chickenpox bump on her head and a tiny scar nearby it. Sounds to us like Walters is pretty much back on form, good on ya Babs.
Don't fret, Barbara Walters fans, your girl is doing just fine after taking a tumble at the inauguration party over the weekend. As was widely reported, the ABC News veteran fell on a staircase at the British ambassador's residence in Washington and was taken to hospital to be examined.
Little detail has been provided since, though Whoopi Goldberg - her co-host on The View - said on the show Tuesday, "Barbara went to Washington to cover the inauguration. She missed a step and had a fall, which cut her upper temple. The doctors stitched her up, and she is doing fine, but they want her to take it easy." Goldberg proceeded to read out a statement in which Walters said she wanted to "thank all the people who have called, written and been concerned about me," adding, "I am running a low-grade fever, and the doctors are keeping me in the hospital until my temperature is normal. I'm pleased to say that it is going in the right direction and I will be home soon."
Walters - who became the first female news anchor to earn a $1 million salary in the 1970s - was scheduled to cover President Obama's inauguration festivities on Monday (January 21, 2012), though had to pull out.
Continue reading: Barbara Walters "Stitched Up And Doing Fine" After Inauguration Tumble
All is well with Barbara Walters after a scary fall left her with a cut head, but it would appear the 83-year-old is doing fine, and thanked fans for their concern.
"First and foremost, I want to thank all the people who have called and written and been concerned about me. I'm most appreciative," said the 83-year-old Walters to E!. "I'm running a low-grade fever and the doctors are keeping me in the hospital until my temperature is normal. I'm pleased to say that it is going in the right direction and I will be home soon." The View co-host fell while visiting the British Ambassador's residence Saturday night in Washington, D.C, and was forced to pull out of hosting parts of the inauguration.
"Barbara Walters fell on a stair last evening while visiting the British Ambassador's residence and the fall left her with a cut on her forehead," a rep for ABC News told E! News 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." Contact Music would like to wish Barbara a full recovery.
We at Contact Music deal in the business of 'interesting people'. We write about them day in, day out, but there's one person that has anointed herself for the past twenty years as the right person to judge the top ten most interesting people of the year: Barbara Walters.
For the past twenty years, Barbara Walters has hosted a special 90 minute show about the year's most interesting people. According to NY Daily News, those to make the cut this year include; E.L. James, journalist and woman responsible for the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy; Argo's Ben Affleck, whose rise to fame was most notably due to his collaboration with Matt Dillon on 'Good Will Hunting' in 1997; Teenage Olympic medal-winning athlete, Gabby Douglas; Comedy writer, creator of 'Family Guy' and the director of summer movie Ted, Seth McFarlane; UK boy band One Direction; and finally two opposing political figures, Democrat Hilary Clinton and Republican Senator Chris Christie.
Neither the writer of poorly written fiction, nor an adolescent boy-band seem all that interesting to us, though Chris Christie, Ben Affleck and Gabby Douglas all seem like great choices. Plus, the best is yet to come, as Barbara Walter's top three interesting people of 2012 will be revealed on the show when it's broadcast on December 12th on ABC. Who do you think is the most interesting person of 2012? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Lindsay Lohan has backed out of her scheduled interview with Barbara Walters because the questions were going to discuss too much regarding her personal life and current police allegations, reports TMZ.
Lindsay Lohan's escapades have been difficult to avoid knowledge of. Her face is everywhere, as are accounts of her wrong doings. However, she has avoided speaking to the press herself for a long time, that is until she finally agreed to an interview with journo veteran Barbara Walters. However, having got all of our hopes up she's dashed them to the wind by repealing her original choice. Ah well, perhaps it's a good thing? To cope with our disappointment we've come up with a pros and cons list
Pro: Lindsay gets enough air time as it is, surely there's only so much time we can spend reading, writing and talking about her. An entire hour's interview with Li-Lo would fuel far too much conversation.
Continue reading: Pros And Cons Of Lindsay Lohan Backing Out Of Barbara Walters Interview
Barbra Streisand is now half-way through her triumphant homecoming, having performed to a sell-out audience at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre for the first time last night (October 11, 2012). The screen, stage and studio superstar will head back to her home town’s new massive concert venue for a second time tomorrow (October 13), before hitting the road once again as she continues her already massively successful Barbra Live tour.
Whilst blaSting out the hits last night, there was no shortage of famous faces in the crowd, with Barbara Walters, Jimmy Fallon, Sting, Katie Couric, Woody Allen, Michael Douglas and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg all spotted in the crowd. And if that wasn’t enough, the upper echelons of the fashion world also made an appearance at the show, designers Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors being spotted in the audience.
Streisand's ex-husband, Elliott Gould, was also at the event, in support of his and Barbara’s son Jason, who accompanied his mother on stage. Barbra introduced Jason to the audience as her “pride and joy,” before performing ‘How Deep Is the Ocean’ together.
Continue reading: Brooklynite Barbra Streisand Returns Home For Two Sell-Out Shows
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey: a feud made in TV heaven, for the producers anyway. But now the rivalry has got so far – with Minaj threatening to shoot Carey – Nick Cannon has stepped in to give his opinion, reports The New York Daily News.
But it’s not the protective husband speech Mariah, and us, were perhaps expecting, with Cannon stating that he “wasn’t concerned” over Minaj’s supposed threat to “shoot” his better half. “I wasn't concerned," Cannon told E! News. "That's exactly what you called it was drama. With drama, it's theatrics. I'm not worried about that stuff." When he was asked about the supposed gun threat, Cannon laughed, saying: "I don't know. I wasn't there. It made for good news. It sounded good, right? Good job, Fox." His wife, Mariah, doesn’t seem so sure, and she’s reportedly beefed up the ranks of her security entourage, just be safe.
The controversy started (the gun controversy, anyway) when Barbara Walters told The View, “She said that when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch’”. Minaj has a history of threatening to shoot rivals: the 29-year-old super-star put out a lyrical hit on fellow rapper Remy Ma in a 2008 freestyle rap. Cannon is probably right; this whole thing has been blown out of proportion, and Fox are loving the extra exposure, but whilst gun threats are being bandied about, no one’s going to sit back and ignore it.
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25th September, 1929