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Barbara Walters

Lindsay's Leno Interview

Is a Slap in the Face

11/12/2012 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Barbara Walters
is straight-up insulted that Lindsay Lohan canceled an interview with her to chat with Jay Leno instead -- claiming Lindsay's people didn't even have the courtesy to explain why she pulled out.

Barbara spoke out on "The View" this morning, saying, "If they'd said to me 'You know, Barbara, she isn't up to the kinds of questions that you might ask' ... If they had told me that, I wouldn't feel quite as disappointed as I do today."

Lindsay had previously been scheduled to do an interview with Walters on "20/20" but the actress canceled -- and Barbara claims Lindsay's people gave her a BS excuse ... that LiLo just wasn't feeling "up to it."

Next thing Barbara knew, Lindsay's people had booked her on Leno instead -- and she's insinuating ... it's because Leno won't ask the hard-hitting questions Barbara wanted to. 

Lindsay's Leno interview is supposed to air next week.

She refused to talk to Barbara -- but you'll recall, Lindsay opened up about her family problems on TMZ Live just last month. The interview was explosive.

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136.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

I too, listed to the View discussion on Blohan and Babs made an excellent case for being pissed off. Being in NY, she flew clear out to LA to get 'background' on the L & D set and do the interview with Bowler. I'll bet the ranch she was suppose to interview Blohan then and she blew her off and said 'later'. The clip she showed on the view Babs said something about her OD and Blohan sloughed it off as needing "a 15 minute nap". She spent 'considerable' (her words, not mine) time and money on this and it was all for naught. FIGURES.

605 days ago
137.

dreamon    

Actually, I thought Walters was saying "Listen, Lindsay and new PR firm, you could of called me and leveled with me. You didn't. Instead you made me look like an idiot. If you want to get any of your other clients on The View or ABC you won't make that mistake again."

BS was a news icon before Milo even set his sights on Dina's big girl panties. Just because she's a semi retired entertainment figure these days doesn't mean she doesn't have a lot clout.

605 days ago
138.

Jay    

Didnt she do the same thing to Mat Lauer? Didnt he fly all the way out to Cali to see her and she turned him away. Then the idiot gives her another chance and she comes on and lies to him like he is a fool? I just dont get it.

605 days ago
139.

Andyconda    

Barbra is going to bash Lindsay some more tonight on "inside addition"

605 days ago
140.

Kabala    

You don't mess with Barbara - she'll cut a bitch. LOL

605 days ago
141.

Andyconda    

someone call the ambulance, Nicole is on twitter killing herself again..
Damn lielos fans are Nuts

605 days ago
142.

Lovejac23    

OMGosh...Barbra. Please. RETIRE already. You are becomming more irrevelant with every word you speak. WHO CARES? It's LL's choice, so deal. Move along now. Nothing else to discuss.

605 days ago
143.

Vinsetta    

Well if this story is gonna be on Inside Edition I'll check it out. BTW, isn't the audience of the View the type you would be going after to watch Liz and Dick? Instead Barbara rips Lindsay about snubbing her. Good publicity.

605 days ago
144.

Diamond Goddess!    

This is what happens when you're taking career advice from a crack pipe!!!
(She knows Leno will be easier on her than Baba.)
LOLs!!!

605 days ago
145.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

SCH has already submitted the questions to Leno that he will ask and Blohan has a 'script' (answers) to study for the next couple of days. . . .

605 days ago
146.

Vinsetta    

Inside Edition showed Barbara pissed on the View and a clip that was gonna air on 20/20. Walters questioned her about having to have the paramedics wake her up, and blah blah lies lies, says she's ok. It wasn't very flattering. "Don't mess with Barbara Walters" and "Barbara is clearly not happy" were mentioned a few times. Nothing good at all about Blo.

605 days ago
147.

jc    

I read somewhere that she once flaked on Leno and he had Rob Schneider dress up as Liho and do the interview!
(He probably looked and sounded better....LMAO!)
This makes what the 4 or 5 interview she's flaked on?

605 days ago
148.

LLsez    

If Jay had even a tiny pair, he would play this clip for Blo to comment on:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2ndnLh-Jg8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

605 days ago
149.

Suzy Q     

Narcissism. The gift that keeps on giving.....but only to the narcissist.

605 days ago
150.

Vinsetta    

How is Leno even going to introduce her? She's had zero work other than the porn and Mean Girls?

605 days ago
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