Fear not, fans of The View: Elisabeth Hasselbeck won't be leaving you with substitute co-hosts of varying quality anytime soon. The mother of three said she does not want to...
Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg
The View overflowed with Patrick Swayze tributes Tuesday as his Ghost co-star, Whoopi Goldberg, shared memories with Barbara Walters, who conducted his final interview. Even guest host Kate Gosselin joined in the tributes as the show's cast remembered the star as a hard-worker, on-set goofball and heartthrob.
News: Patrick Swayze dies at 57
"We lost a very special person. This was a well-fought ...
Teri Hatcher, Jason Mesnick, Leighton Meester
As one life ends, another begins. Except on TV, where no one ever really dies and the number of surprise babies corresponds directly with the stunted creativity of a show's writing staff. (Looking at you, 90210.) What we’re saying is this week's Top Moments include plenty of doom – but also glimmers of hope.
Patrick Swayze and Barbara Walters
A year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze admits he has been "going through hell."
The actor opened up about his cancer battle with Barbara Walters in his first interview since the diagnosis, set to air Wednesday (10 pm/ET, ABC). "I've never been one to run from a challenge," he told her.
When Walters asked him if he was scared, he said...
Will Smith and Barbara Walters
Who are America's top 10 most fascinating people of 2008? Barbara Walters has made her picks (and no, we're not on it...yet), and she's featuring them all in her annual hour-long ABC special December 4 at 10 pm/ET.
In Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, the View cohost and interview queen is highlighting ten leaders in pop culture, sports, politics and entertainment and getting up close with them on their professional achievements, personal lives and public personae.
Walters has announced her top nine, leaving the number one most fascinating person of 2008 to be revealed during the program. Weigh in on her picks, after the jump.
Herewith is the ratings recap for Wednesday. (In a nutshell: Lotsa people were busy cooking.)
Bones topped the hour with 9.76 million total viewers (down nine percent week-to-week). Placing second, Old Christine (7.6 mil) and Gary Unmarried (7.72 mil) each dipped about 500 thousand.
Rosie O'Donnell's variety special — which by several accounts was disappointing/excruciating — drummed up just 5.04 mil, effectively giving Ro's arch rival, Barbara Walters, bragging rights for the night (see: 10 pm). It also goes to prove that little good ever came from trumpeting, "Ladies and gentleman, Gloria Estefan... and Rachael Ray!" Pushing Daisies dropped another eight percent, to hit 4.45 mil.
Criminal Minds (14 million viewers) and Private Practice (6.22 mil, and yes, Grant Show will be back) each fell 13 percent.
CSI: NY (12.16 mil) edged out Barbara Walters' non-dirty, non-sexy sit-down with the Obamas (11.65 mil). Law & Order was a distant third, with 6.26 mil.
There will be no ratings report for Thursday night. Many apologies to those who woke up this morning anxious to know if Click beat this week's second broadcast of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Barack and Michelle Obama
President-elect Barack Obama is making another pit stop on his road to the White House.
A little more than a week after Obama and his wife Michelle were interviewed for 60 Minutes, the future President and First Lady will sit down with ABC News' Barbara Walters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The interview will air as a one-hour special Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 10 pm/ET.
ABC is probably hoping ...
Not one to mince words, Star Jones has slammed her former View co-hosts in the November issue of Essence magazine.
"Those girls were hateful," Jones said of the women during her controversial 2006 defection from the chatfest, adding that Barbara Walters ...
Barbara Walters by Jim Spellman/WireImage.com and Star Jones by Jesse Grant/WireImage.com
Barbara Walters is declining to publicly engage with Star Jones after things heated up this week between the two. On Friday, Walters said she'd rather hang on to the good memories of her and Jones' days together on The View. "Star is going through a very difficult time right now," Walters told AP Radio, alluding to the dissolution of Jones' marriage. "I don't want to add to her difficulties." Oops, too late!Earlier this week, during an Oprah visit, Walters revealed that she and fellow View hosts lied for Jones about her significant weight loss. Jones in turns responded, "It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters... is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer... and speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book."Walters claimed good intentions in detailing her affair with a senator, saying, "I put it in to show in great part how race relations have changed. This was 30 years ago, it was an African-American prominent man. And it would've destroy...
Yesterday, the infamous Barbara Walters appeared on Oprah to reveal some of her innermost secrets that she's written about in her new tell-all memoir. And one doozy (beyond the Star Jones/Rosie drama) she divulged was her secret love affair of two years with the U.S. Senate's first-ever African-American member thirty years ago. Whatever you do, don't make the same mistake Oprah did by calling this independent woman a "mistress" because that didn't go over well at all. Perhaps Babs would have preferred the term "lady friend." Or how about "extramarital activist"? "Concubine"?