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Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People: Betty White Talks Sex and Death (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 10th 2010 10:30AM
Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People: Betty White Talks Sex and DeathBetty White is one of Barbara Walters' 10 most fascinating people of the year, so the journalist had a few questions for her.

On 'Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010' (Thu., 10PM ET on ABC), Ms. Walters sat down with the 88½-year-old actress. "I'm eighty-eight and three-quarters," Betty said at one point, correcting the host. Whoops. 88¾, then.

As Ms. White will soon be 90, one of the topics discussed was a little morbid, but slightly inevitable. "Do you think about age?" Barbara asked. This rapidly segued into a discussion about death itself, and here is what Betty had to say --

"My mother had a wonderful philosophy. She said, 'Nobody knows what happens at that moment of death.'" Betty then movingly stated that she thinks of death as being a mystery. She added that she was curious about it, saying that when her moment comes, she'll "know the secret."

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Oprah Discusses BFF Gayle King, Begins to Cry (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 10th 2010 7:30AM
Oprah Winfrey Talks Gayle King on 'Barbara Walters'Ever since Barbara Walters teased her prime-time interview with Oprah Winfrey on 'Good Morning America' earlier this week, the blogosphere has been dissecting the preview clip Walters offered, in which Winfrey discussed best friend Gayle King and denied rumors that she is a lesbian.

On 'A Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, The Next Chapter' (Thu., 9PM ET on ABC), Winfrey described King as "the mother I never had. She is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves." Tearing up, Winfrey added, "I don't know a better person. I don't know a better person."

When asked why she was crying, Winfrey answered, "I'm thinking about how much I probably have never told her that." Then to an off-camera minion, she said, "Tissue, please! I now need tissue."

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Letterman Debates Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People,' Including Sarah Palin, Justin Bieber (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 9th 2010 2:38AM
Letterman Debates Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People,' Including Sarah Palin , Justin BieberIf it's the end of the year, then it's time for a Barbara Walters Special. Since 1993, Ms. Walters has used her Oscar special to talk with the "10 Most Fascinating People of the Year." But now, that's coming to an end: Walters said that 2010 is the last year for her special interviews. On the new 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Barbara and David Letterman debated her final "most fascinating" selections, and exchanged some sarcastic remarks.

Letterman started reading off the list: "Betty White -- fascinating. Justin Bieber -- ennnhhh," he said. Walters rushed to the young singer's defense: "If you're a twelve-year-old girl, you love Justin Bieber!" Then the pair moved on to Barbara's other controversial choice: Sarah Palin, who's making a third appearance on the special.

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What's On Tonight: Oscars, 'Amazing Race,' 'Iron Chef America'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 7th 2010 12:20PM
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Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern).

  • At 7, ABC has 'The Barbara Walters Special,' followed by the 'Oscars Red Carpet' and The Oscars.
  • CBS has a new '60 Minutes Presents,' then a new 'Amazing Race.'
  • NBC has a new 'Dateline' at 7.
  • FOX has two new episodes of 'Til Death' at 7.
  • At 7:30, Disney has a new 'Hannah Montana.'
  • At 8, GSN has a new 'High Stakes Poker.'
  • TCM has 'The Oscar' at 8, followed by 'The Big Knife.'
  • At 9, Food Network has a new 'Iron Chef America.'
  • HBO has a new 'Big Love' at 9, then a new 'How To Make It In America.'
  • Hallmark has 'Uncorked' at 9.
  • At 10, History Channel has a new 'Ax Men.'
  • At 11:30, E! has the E! After Party: The Academy Awards.'
  • At 12:05am, ABC has a new 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
  • At 12:30am, Cartoon Network has a new 'Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job.'

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Barbara Walters: This Year's Oscar Special Will Be the Last

by Jenny Hollowell, posted Feb 15th 2010 4:22PM
Barbara Walters announced on 'The View' today that this year would be the last for her annual Oscar night celebrity interview special.

"ABC has asked me to keep doing these specials as they have been so successful -- and I'm thrilled we have such great stars and have such a wonderful show -- but to be honest, I feel like I've 'been there, done that,'" Walters said.

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What to Watch: December 7 - 13

by Stephanie Earp, posted Dec 7th 2009 3:14AM

Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 - Wednesday December 9, 10 pm, Global/ABC

Babs' annual love-in raises the bar a little this year - or is it just that 2009 was a really bizarre year? The short list includes four people I would confidently call lunatics (though some use their crazy for good and others for evil) including Sarah Palin, Adam Lambert, Kate Gosselin and Lady Gaga. Tyler Perry is also on the list and I can't wait to see how Walters handles him. Tyler, if you are reading this, I beg you to do the interview in Madea drag. Brett Favre and Glenn Beck from the world of sports round out the published list. The top three fascinators will be revealed during the broadcast. Who wants to do a pool? My picks are Robert Pattinson, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

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Adam Lambert booked on The View

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 5th 2009 2:00PM
adam_lambert_foxThe on-again, off-again love affair between ABC and American Idol star Adam Lambert is making my head spin. In the past week or so, still stinging over Lambert's over the top performance at the American Music Awards, ABC dropped Adam Lambert appearances on Good Morning American, Jimmy Kimmel Live and New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Adam absolved ABC of responsibility for the cancellations. He Tweeted that it was pressure from the FCC. Then the folks at GLAAD weighed in, coming to Adam's defense. That was followed by the announcement that Adam is now set to appear on ABC's The View on Thursday, December 10. He'll also be on Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People special on December 9.

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Barbara Walters to interview Sarah Palin

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 4th 2009 7:03PM
If your TiVo or DVR can't get enough of the syrupy charm of the former Alaska governor, you might want to install a memory upgrade.

Barbara Walters will do a sit down with Sarah Palin on the heels of her new memoir, Going Rogue, in a five-part series starting Nov. 17.

Five parts? Seriously? Wouldn't one suffice? She's only doing ONE interview with Oprah Winfrey and Oprah is the supreme overlord of the female television universe. Does "a five-part series with Sarah Palin" meet the textbook definition of overkill?

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What's On Tonight: 60 Minutes, The Wire, The L Word, Jimmy Kimmel

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 24th 2008 4:01PM
  • Jon StewartAt 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then a new Big Brother.
  • ABC has the Barbara Walters Special at 7, followed by The Oscars.
  • The CW has a new CW Now at 7.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece.
  • Food Network has a new Ultimate Recipe Showdown at 9, then a new Iron Chef America.
  • HBO has a new episode of The Wire at 9, then a new Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam.
  • Showtime has a new L Word at 9.
  • Also at 9: VH-1 has a new Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, followed by new episodes of Scott Baio is 46...and Pregnant and My Fair Brady.
  • At 11:45, Cartoon Network has a new Aqua Teen Hunger Force, then a new Squidbillies.
  • At midnight (or whenever the post-Oscars news is over), there's a new Jimmy Kimmel Live, with Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, and Mary J. Blige.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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