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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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1045 COMMENTS

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46.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

I can hear it now . . . If the situation were reversed, the enablers would all tout Blohan for doing a 'real' interview instead of the fluff on Leno. OY!

619 days ago
47.

aquanet    

Time for linds to find a new line of "work". Acting isn't working out for her. Her talents is gone, her looks are gone. She has no credibility with anyone besides her leech of a mother and her s***bag hanger-ons. Her ability to take ANY responsibility for anyone's actions around her, including her own is nonresistant. Stick a fork in her- she is done. Dana Plato anyone??

619 days ago
48.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Way to go Lindsay, burning one more bridge in your drugged out march to destroy what's left of your career.
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The important thing to remember is there is no winning proposition for you. You dumped Walters, and that would have been in prime time. You signed onto Leno, you'll be on with a much smaller audience, and most importantly Leno will now feel like he'll have to ask you at least one "probing" question or to never be taken seriously again.
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Believe me, Leno does not want to look like a fool, and no any kind of puff piece will make him look like a *****.

619 days ago
49.

Chuck D of Valpo    

It is still satisfying to know that NO major movie studio, NO major movie producer, and NO major movie director is offering LieLo a starring role in ANY blockbuster movies.

619 days ago
50.

roll3567    

Please! Didn't she used to interview world leaders, various heads of state, CEO's of corporations, etc? Now she's pining for a Lindsay interview. I cant tell which one of them is more desperate.

619 days ago
51.

messenger.    

The point of the interview was to mainly discuss the Liz & Dick movie. If Walters wanted a completely different type of interview she should have made that clear from the beginning.

No one should have to put up with talking about their private life to the media if they don't want to, thats why its called PRIVATE!

619 days ago
52.

EarthAngel    

"Hard hitting" would be asking what she had for breakfast.....she would probably even lie about that!

619 days ago
53.

Celeb Gossip Maven    

Wow! Lindsay, is that how you treat your "long-time family friend"?

619 days ago
54.

magmax    

Where did this idea come from that just because you have a publicist you can pull the rug on your commitments?

619 days ago
55.

MrCrowley73    

Its because she is a lying,low life,talentless,P.O.S.

619 days ago
56.

Marilyn    

List of questions Leno is allowed to ask Lindsay,
1) What is your favorite color?

619 days ago
57.

Grandma Cracker    

Barbara would have done no harm to Lindsay. We all expect Lindsay to lie, give stupid answers and appear shallow.
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Duh, winning...................

619 days ago
58.

ilovegossip    

How's that new PR firm working for you, Lindsay? LOL!

619 days ago
59.

STEAK FACTORY    

When Linds explodes awake tonight how do you think she's going to react to the injustice from her "good friend for years"?

Drunken cactus-crashing?

Ambien haze?

Cocaine frenzy?

*This is a rhetorical question*

619 days ago
60.

messenger.    

I said it before and I'll say it again, its the loser haters who are disappointed Lindsays PR people pulled her out of the interview lol Why do you care haters? you weren't going to watch anyway, right? RIGHT? The same way you won't watch the Leno show (yeah right) you haters are such moronic idiots.You hate on Lindsay but monitor her every move, everything she says, every tweet she makes, anything and all things about Lindsay you obsess over, haters are retarded.

619 days ago
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