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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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61.

Gerri    

Poor Barbara. She lost her relevance. She is just now figuring that out.

520 days ago
62.

DaveT    

Haha...owned :D

520 days ago
63.

ilovegossip    

Love how Messenger believes all the "sources" about why Lindsay canceled, but doesn't believe it when it comes DIRECTLY OUT OF BARBARA'S mouth! SMH!!!

520 days ago
64.

messenger.    

If any of you took the trouble to watch The View you will notice Walters said she often talks with Lindsays new PR company (about other clients)and wants to continue working with them.

Walters would have talked about Lindsays parents, Lindsay ain't going there right now. Take it on the chin Barbara, it was a good decision. BTW Barbara also wished Lindsay well. TMZ gotta exaggerate to get you mugs worked up.
Good decision, kudos to Lindsays PR people.

520 days ago
65.

barnyardhumor    

I love it because Baba WaWa was off my radar as soon as she started kissing the KArdashian's asses. Her time is over; need to retire.

520 days ago
66.

Its Nikki Bitches    


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Lindsay Lohan, Jay Leno: Actress's New Publicist Books Fluff Interview With 'Tonight Show' Host


Posted: 11/12/2012 11:49 am EST Updated: 11/12/2012 11:49 am EST


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Lindsay Lohan managed to find a new publicist -- one who is intent on getting the actress good press.

According to the New York Daily News, Tej Bhatia Herring will now be handling the 26-year-old's publicity, and she's already taken the reins to try to steer Lohan into a more favorable light.

Last week it was reported that Lohan's team backed out of a scheduled interview with Barbara Walters for an episode of ABC's "20/20." Lohan was supposed to sit down with Walters to promote her new Lifetime movie, "Liz & Dick," but according to E! News, it would have been coupled with a no-holds-barred talk that would have touched on Lohan's personal struggles.

The interview was booked by Lohan's former publicist, but Herring reportedly wasn't comfortable with her client sitting in the hot seat, so she found someone who won't to ask the tough questions -- Jay Leno.

On Friday, NBC announced that Lohan would appear on "The Tonight Show" on Nov. 20 to promote her Liz Taylor biopic, which airs on Nov. 25.

The choice of interviewer makes perfect sense, since Leno is almost guaranteed not to ask Lohan the hard-hitting questions about her partying, legal problems or family issues.

Lohan's new publicist seems to have a plan to rehabilitate her client's image, and that doesn't include making her explain any of her recent or past exploits.

520 days ago
67.

Tracy    

Now maybe Barbara will stop defending her.

520 days ago
68.

Mazor    

Babs is a disgusting old hag who should have retired 15 years ago. She's irrelevant, the only people that watch her are fat chicks.

Jay's got an actual audience.

520 days ago
69.

Jody    

Once again, someone expects Lindsay to face up to her responsibilities and is actually shocked when she doesn't.

520 days ago
70.

JFO    

Oh no, no one ever disses Queen Barbara ... shut up!

520 days ago
71.

Mustard    

Could there be a less relevant story? Barbra is so old and out of touch I change the channel when she's on the view. She interrupts everyone like opinion is really the best one. Lindsey isn't appealing either. It would be nice if tmz could put a ban on Logan stories for a month. We would all be a lot happier and Lindsey can finally slip into obscurity like she should have after her her ice fully loaded! Tmz you may soon be on the list of things with no relevancy. You tell bull **** stories, repeat yourself over and over again. If I wanted to know about something that is a relevant s piece to the article I'm reading I will look it up. Quit saying "as we previously reported..." All there ever is, is one new sentence of material and the rest is regurgitation! Tmz hire some writers that went to school. That one ghetto girl is so ignorant she makes the whole show look bad. Why would you hire so,done that looks under qualified to work at walmart

520 days ago
72.

Glynn    

Barbara Walters has never asked a hard hitting question to anyone and Lindsay Blohan is an idiot.

520 days ago
73.

Its Nikki Bitches    

HERES THE FULL STORY OF BARBARA WALTERS THIS MORNING. NOT THE TMZ VERSION

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/watch_barbara_disappointed_after_7kqvUH48BnLsPox81oreCM

520 days ago
74.

STEAK FACTORY    

I am a "loser hater".

I hate losers.

Linds is a loser.

"Ha ha ha".

520 days ago
75.

Its Nikki Bitches    

The link I just posted is a video of todays The View, Check it out

520 days ago
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