They ambushed her yesterday. I've always been a big fan of Barbara's [Walters], I see her around town and I love her. It was cruel what her and Joy [Behar].. I felt like watching the mean girls in the seventh-grade cafeteria take on a vulnerable girl.
The View watchers held their collective breath as controversial former co-host Star Jones returned to the talk show today. Six years after being fired from the series, the legal eagle came back to her old stomping grounds to discuss her struggles with heart disease, however Barbara Walters used the opportunity to have Jones clear up the reason why she decided to announce her exit from the series, live on the air, after being told her contract wasn't being renewed, as opposed to making up a story like Walters and fellow executive producer Bill Geddie wanted. Watch the clip after the jump! READ MORE
With Katie Couric's talk show debuting this September, soap fans and TV critics alike are wondering what will be the fate of ABC's sole daytime soap left in production, General Hospital. When questioned about the sudser at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) winter press tour today, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee said this (according to TV Line):
I’m a fan of General Hospital but we have not made a decision, and we do not have a time frame for [making that call] either.
Sorry kids, it looks as though Barbara Walters was trying her comedy routine out on President Barack Obama. TMZ reports the veteran journalist is not headed for retirement, despite her statement when interviewing the President. Senior Vice President of ABC News Jeff Schneider told the site:
Barbara has joked that she is retiring every year since the Clinton Administration. Anyone who just did a day trip to Syria, 90-minute prime time special and an interview with the President and First Lady hardly sounds like someone retiring from anything.
Did Babs pull an okey doke on Obama to snag an interview? When TMZ asked Schneider if Walters exaggerated in order to do so, he laughed and stated:
Say it ain't so, Babs! TMZ is reporting Barbara Walters may be hanging up her mic for good next year (Editor's Note: Shoulda happened five years ago). The site claims Walters had just finished interviewing President Barack Obama when the announcement slipped out. TMZ alleges while Walters was taking a break from shooting the interview, she leaned over and said to the Prez,
I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year."
After two seasons, The Nate Berkus Show is being cancelled. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Studios have decided to pull the plug on the Oprah protege's show after the current season ends. Sony and Harpo released a joint statement saying:
After careful consideration, we have decided that The Nate Berkus Show will not return for a third season in the fall. We are grateful for the hard work and heart that Nate, [executive producer] Corin Nelson and their entire team have poured into the show, and we're very proud of what they've delivered.
The show's second season is still in production. It will continue to produce and air all of the original episodes that are scheduled. Berkus stated:
I'm incredibly proud of my hard working and talented staff, and proud of the show we were able to produce every day.
The Nate Berkus Show debuted in 2010. The interior designer's show never seemed to grab the ratings prior Oprah spins-offs earned. This caused industry watchers to wonder if it would stick around. Once NBC inked talk show deals for Jeff Probst and Steve Harvey, The Nate Berkus Show's renewal status started to look bleak, despite Sony and NBC locking the show into a three-year deal. With two new shows coming from the peacock network in 2012, Berkus' third season seemed highly unlikely because of a lack of time slot and being costly to keep in production. READ MORE