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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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76.

Heidi    

Who cares Barbra Walters, you are just and inflated talking head who has become consumed with her own fame. I would love it if she would just stop all the whining.

655 days ago
77.

Its Nikki Bitches    

If you cant pull up the link, go to New York Post. com its on there. Video of todays show

Messanger is a idiot !!!!

655 days ago
78.

Joe Blow    

On the bright side, isn't Lie-ho aging on so gracefully? When ancient ol' Barbra Walters is looking younger than someone who hasn't even hit 30 yet, you know that chick has problems.

http://pic.epicfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/aging-fail-lindsay-lohan.jpg

655 days ago
79.

messenger.    

Barbara also said she has known Lindsay for years, since she was a child actress. No doubt Nikki's bitches will deny that also.

655 days ago
80.

dreamon    

Pretty sure Shawn Holley got her the Leno gig through her husband Darian who works for Leno, like she did last time.

655 days ago
81.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Messanger, heres a news flash for you. Lindsay is NEVER coming back, She is so done and over in Hollywood.
You should hang out in her favorite hotels, maybe you can become one of her clients.
Thats all she has left. This new PR firm is NOT going to change her..So get over it.

655 days ago
82.

Its Nikki Bitches    

It's funny watching Messanger have a Temper Tantrum on here.


ROTFLMFAO !!!!

655 days ago
83.

dreamon    

All the more reason that Lindsays dropping her and going to Leno is a personal and public slap in the face.

655 days ago
84.

tamara    

I can't wait to see Linday on Leno. Anyone know when it will be?

655 days ago
85.

magmax    

The best people in the damage control business say repeatedly: Tell the truth, Tell it all, Tell it fast.
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Lindsay could have sat with Walters, told the truth and cleared the decks. Next morning would have been like being reborn, and the hate industry she spawned would soon begin to fade. However, this REQUIRES THE BAD BEHAVIOR TO STOP on a dime.
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But Lindsay will follow the bone-head shlt-for-brains path championed by the likes of Messenger and Nicole:
Lie Lie Lie
Deflect
Blame someone
Hide it
Rationalize it
Whine about it
Explain it with something totally lame
Look someone in the eye and deny you’re in the room.
Keep up the bad behavior.
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Atta girl. Keeping your “fans” happy.

655 days ago
86.

me    

It's hard to take Baba WaWa as a serious journalist because of her association with the view.

655 days ago
87.

Marvin    

Barbara, you ignorant slut........

655 days ago
88.

ketjo    

Doesn't all that clacking those Lohan Inc Dung Beetels are doing starting to give you a headache...? especially the really loud one ..but you know if you step on one they give off a awful smell ...just like the Shyt pile they have been eating and living in... and the smell lingers and won't go away....
but think if they start right now they may have her whipped in shape by the time she goes on Leno....OR they could do just like the last time and fake it ...after the audience has left with taped standing ovations and canned laughter....and Lindsey "Sparkle Shirleying" for the Camera.....and her agent didn't get this gig.....
as much as Shawn Holly got this gig because her husband works on the show..... By the way did anybody notice her agents name.....? .....LOL

655 days ago
89.

GothamGirl    

Barbara-
You've had a long and illustrious career. Shouldn't you be having lunch with the ladies by now, and not airing your dirty laundry? And why is Elisabeth Hasselbeck still employed, with her moronic nasty politics?

655 days ago
90.

Ellie G    

Hold the phone here folks, wasn't it Lindsay's camp who were all excited and proud of the NO HOLDS BARRED interview that Linds scored with BW?

655 days ago
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