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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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Andyconda    

Ellen and Barbra should meet Lielo at Lenos studio and Curb stomp her nasty ass

717 days ago
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Its Nikki Bitches    

Lindsay Lohan Canceled Barbara Walters’ Interview Because She Was Afraid of Drug QuestionsLindsay Lohan Canceled Barbara Walters’ Interview Because She Was Afraid of Drug Questions 0 3

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WENNBy Alexis Tereszcuk - Radar Entertainment Editor

Lindsay Lohan has canceled on Barbara Walters at the last minute, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned what the questions were that the veteran journalist was going to ask of the troubled actress.

“Barbara was going to ask her probing questions about her drug use, Dina Lohan’s drug use, the intervention and Michael Lohan recording their phone call and the family’s money issues,” a source close to the situation exclusively told RadarOnline.com.

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“Barbara was going to try and get Lindsay to talk about all of the drama in her personal life, including the possible upcoming charges for lying to the cops after her car accident, and Lindsay isn’t ready to talk about anything.

“There was no way she could answer any of the questions right now, Lindsay just isn’t in a good place to do that.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lindsay’s new PR team Rogers & Cowan pulled the plug on the interview that was going to air on ABC’s 20/20 on Friday, November 16, and the source said the actress, 26, just couldn’t handle the questions.

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“Barbara is one of the most respected journalists in the industry and she wasn’t going to let Lindsay get away with telling any lies or spinning the story, so Lindsay’s team just couldn’t let her go on the show and have it end up like Dina’s disastrous interview with Dr. Phil,” the source said.

“Everyone around Lindsay is really concerned about her. She hasn’t been out and about recently and they’re worried about how she is doing. This isn’t a good time for Lindsay to do any interviews so they had to cancel on Barbara.”

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Lindsay was slated to do the interview to promote her upcoming Elizabeth Taylor biopic Liz & Dick which airs on Lifetime on Sunday, November 25

717 days ago
18.

jl    

Leno's a joke. Why not do a interview with your drug dealer.

717 days ago
19.

Vinsetta    

Ah ha! Look at the enablers out once again with new names spinning how Lindsay's in the right on this one. Give it a rest already. She would have been better off doing the interview than being slammed by Walters.

717 days ago
20.

Andyconda    

her family needs an interview with jerry springer.

717 days ago
21.

Julie    

Everyone that gets into bed with, or even in the vicinity of, Lindsay Lohan gets messed over. She and her family are toxic like nothing we've ever seen.

717 days ago
22.

Grandma Cracker    

The only Lindsay interview I want to see is where she gets real That would never happen, she would end up looking like her flea bitten lying mother.

717 days ago
23.

Barbara    

Leno's "interview" is a joke....it is just a show up and smile gig. I must admit I am very disappointed in the show booking her at all....sorry, won't be watching.

717 days ago
24.

STEAK FACTORY    

Dress like he homeless
Fight like a whore
Smoke like a chimney
Steal from the poor

Terrorize society
Slander, blame, accuse
Lie like a throw rug
Try another ruse

Guzzle 20 magnums
Gack a key of coke
Clamslam a random skank
Smoke smoke smoke

717 days ago
25.

Vinsetta    

I can't wait to hear Lindsay's response to Barbara's comments, because Lindsay will never shut her trap. She will be disappointed with Barbara and her remarks because she's been such good friends of the family for years now.

717 days ago
26.

magmax    

The only Lindsay interview I want to see is when she's asked "Do you have any final words?".

717 days ago
27.

Its Nikki Bitches    

In the wake of Dina Lohan's apocalyptic Dr. Phil interview, Lindsay Lohan has to be newly reminded of the horrible, shock-and-pity-inflaming direction an on-camera interview with anyone even remotely troubled can go. Regardless, LiLo's crack new PR team — whom Lohan signed with after her publicist of about eighteen months jumped ship in late October — has pulled her out of a scheduled sit-down with Barbara Walters for ABC's 20/20. Lohan would have appeared November 16 to discuss the forthcoming Lifetime movie Liz & Dick. Deadline's source says Lohan and her new team were unhappy with the direction ABC was pitching for the interview. Because there are so many directions that aren't nine parts scandal, one part television movie shilling

717 days ago
28.

magmax    

Lindsay won't bail on Leno because her lawyer's husband works for the Tonight Show.

717 days ago
29.

messenger.    

Stop exaggerating TMZ. I watched The View and Barbra was fair to Lindsay, she was more annoyed about Lindsays new PR people. Barbra had a choice, talk about certain things or not talk about them, she chose unwisely.


At this time it was a good decision by the new PR company to pull the plug on that interview.

717 days ago
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Its Nikki Bitches    

@Andy, did you see all the LOVE you got on the last thread?? Pg 16- 17

717 days ago
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