Today is the day Barbara Walters will reportedly announce her retirement. According to ABC News, the groundbreaking television journalist will reveal plans to hang up the microphone in 2014, today on The View. Said Walters:
“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. “I created ‘The View’ and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.”
Earlier this week, Jodi Arias was convicted of first degree murder in the death of her former boyfriend Travis Alexander. The shocking case of a love affair gone terrible wrong, has developed an almost OJ and Nicole type fascination among cable news outlets and on social media.
On Thursday's episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg got fired up when talking about the type of punishment Arias deserves. Watch the clip after the jump!
The majority of daytime talk's biggest names (Ellen DeGeneres and Kelly Ripa to name a few!) have skipped out on the Daytime Emmy Awards in recent years. Could that be changing this year? TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan posed the question to Scot Safon, executive vice-president and general manager of HLN, which will air the kudocast on June 16. Said Safon:
"We are outreaching as aggressively as possible to all the nominees," Safon says. "We want them to know this year is important. The themes that will rock this show are themes they will be proud to be associated with. To be in that room as part of the daytime community will be an incredible opportunity. The show is not just an announcement of winners. It's a celebration people are going to remember for a long time to come." READ MORE
The host of OWN's Iyanla, Fix My Life appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, where she fielded questions from a caller wanting to know if she'd ever appear on The View. Years ago, Vanzant infamously ditched her gig as a spiritual guru on The Oprah Winfrey Show for her own short-lived talk show with Walters' production company.
While Vanzant said she carries no ill will toward Walters, when host Andy Cohen piped in about bad blood between between Vanzant and Walters' long-time business partner Bill Geddie, she never denied the claim. Watch at the 2:19 mark below for the tea Vanzant spilled! READ MORE
Barbara Walters says she has no announcement to make. The veteran television journalist appeared on The View to clear up allegations made by Deadline last week, which stated she would announce her retirement very shortly. Walters remarked:
There were many reports last week that I was retiring from ABC and there was an assumption that I would be making an announcement today. The paparazzi were outside my home today... however, here I am, and I have no announcement to make. But I do want to say this: that if and when I might have an announcement to make, I will do it on this program, I promise, and the paparazzi guys — you will be the last to know.
Watch Babs dress down the rumors after the jump! READ MORE