Trump Tells Barbara Walters His Muslim Friends Agree With His Proposed Ban on Muslims

Allie Jones · 12/08/15 07:05PM

After calling for a “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” yesterday, Donald Trump sat down with Barbara Walters, his personal friend of many years, for an interview on ABC’s World News Tonight. Walters asked Trump the tough questions, like “Do you regret your ban on Muslims, which some people think is un-American?” and “Are you a bigot?”

Scarlett Johannson Thinks Her Body Is Just Okay???

Allie Jones · 12/15/14 02:00PM

Famous blonde actress Scarlett Johansson was featured as one of Barbara Walters's Most Fascinating People last night, because who cares, why not? In the interview, however, Johansson revealed that one thing about her is decidedly not fascinating: her flesh and blood.

Female Titans of Broadcast Journalism Say Goodbye to Barbara Walters

Rich Juzwiak · 05/16/14 11:45AM

After 53 years on television, Barbara Walters is retiring today (or something). For the 84-year-old's final appearance on the show she helped create and will continue to executive produce, The View, about two dozen women in broadcast journalism joined her onstage to honor the woman who helped pave their way in broadcast journalism, and tell Walters, "Goodnight, Moon!" one last time in front of cameras (maybe). Oprah was there! So was Gayle (of course). Kathie Lee and Hoda seemed sober. Elisabeth Hasselbeck wept.

Barbara Walters Calls Kim and Kanye "Fascinating," Mocks Them

Rich Juzwiak · 12/19/13 01:03PM

Last night, the final episode of Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People aired (she's retiring in 2014), and she seemed completely ready to be done. She wasn't nearly as goofy as last year, and her resting face is a scowl. Babs is tired.

Barbara Walters Announces Her Plan to Retire to Heaven

Caity Weaver · 05/13/13 12:09PM

On Monday, 83-year-old Barbara Walters officially announced her retirement from television (“special occasions” aside) on The View, a show about yelling she created in 1997 at the age of 68. She’s not officially planning to retire until the summer of 2014, she’s just giving everyone a year’s notice so that they can start planning a truly tasteful “Bye Barbara, Love, Television” party for her.

Taylor Berman · 05/12/13 10:03PM

Monday morning on The View, Barbara Walters will announce that she's officially retiring from journalism next summer.

Robert Kessler · 01/20/13 02:25PM

Barbara Walters has been hospitalized after falling on a stair and hitting her head at the British Ambassador's home.

Mariah Carey Throws a Drag-Queen-Sized Amount of Shade at Nicki Minaj

Rich Juzwiak · 01/08/13 10:00AM

Come next week, we'll get to see with our own eyes if the pop-culture feud of 2012 is as fake as it seems when American Idol begins its 12th season featuring Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on its judging panel. But until then, we'll just have to take their word for it. Nicki has already weighed in, and Mariah got an extended chance to do so last night on Nightline when she sat down with the always daffy Barbara Walters.

You Didn't Make Barbara Walters' List of Most Fascinating People of 2012

MTanzer · 11/20/12 09:32PM

Unless you're Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, one of the twinks from One Direction, "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, Olympian Gabby Douglas, musical idiot Seth MacFarlane, probable Oscar winner Ben Affleck, or perennially angry New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, you did not make Barbara Walters annual list of most fascinating people.

Ten People Who Should Quit the Media in 2012

Hamilton Nolan · 12/30/11 10:00AM

This is not just a list of media people we don't like. Nor is it just a list of media people who had a bad year. This is a list of media people who—abundant evidence shows—should not be in the media, any more. Give it up. Try something else. (We'll even make a suggestion.) You've given it a shot. It's not working any more. The media is not for you.