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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


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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Jay has tried for yrs. to grow a pair. He would have to have them surgically implanted. Lindsey will just smile her way through while Jay kisses ass.

678 days ago

Celeb Gossip Maven    

The original agreement was that Lindsay would do the "in-depth" interview as a part of promotion for her crappy movie on Lifetime...this was also to pay back the producers for fronting her $46,000 bill at Chateau. To just bail on the interview because "she didn't feel like it" is a pathetic lazy weak excuse and just shows how unprofessional and disrespectful she really is. Not only has she burned bridges with the movie producers, but with her "long-time friend" Barbara Walters. She honestly can't do the most simple task without creating some sort of drama.
If her PR team thinks that this "fun" interview with Leno will change the public's perception of her and get the same amount of publicity as the "in-depth" interview, they are smoking the same crack she does.

678 days ago


so.... Barbara said if Lindsay had said "she wasnt up to it" then she would not have been so dissapointed BUT Lindsay's excuse of "not being up to it" is BS? No comprende.

678 days ago

Laura Lee Stevenson    

Barbara needs to retire. She is scraping the bottom of the barrel with an interview with Lindsay Lohan. There are so many other interesting, gifted people to speak with. She certainly has lost her "street cred" for sure. Maybe nobody wants to talk to Barbara. Pack it up and go home Babs.

678 days ago


I didn't realize that Lilo worked for Barbara.

678 days ago


I don't really care for her, but Barbara is an award winning journalist. She knows which questions to ask and doesn't shy away from anything, which is obvious from every interview she's ever done. Jay, on the other hand, is a terrible comedian with a late night show. His guests are well aware of the questions they will be asked BEFORE they even get to the show and already have their responses ready, by the time they get there. In most cases, they even do an interview with him or a stand in with the same questions, prior to the one that's taped. Jay never asks any hard hitting questions, his show is a joke.

678 days ago


i thought barbara had a pair. she wont even name the PR firm

678 days ago


This woman is such a loser! She has no thought of a future and burns bridges she could need later. She doesn't make friends. She is a user and an abuser of others. It's ashame Jay won't be a stronger interviewer.

678 days ago


She probably won't show up for Jay's interview, she'll bail at the last minute.

678 days ago


Listen up all you loser haters. Barbara Walters has no business brining up Lindsay's personal life. None at all. Her personal life is reserved for the Lohan's to sell to TMZ, not for Walters to give away for free. Jay will do the real interview people want to see.

678 days ago


This could be a first: Someone actually using the phrase "hard-hitting questions" in reference to Barbara Walters! Since when? Walters is the Doyenne of Whiffle-ball journalism. To her, "hard-hitting" means asking someone what kind of tree they would be. Get real.

678 days ago


Waaa Waaa!! Babwaa didn't get her way.

678 days ago


C'mon, you know Walters was going to say something. Hey, Walters, Lohan did you a favor by bailing. This would have been nothing but a BS waste of time.

The best thing that could happen if Lohan does show up on Leno is that she is booed or no responce at all even with all the 'applause' signs.

Don't forget people, Shawn Holleys husband is Leno's bandleader or something. The last time Lohan was on Leno there was no audience just made to look that way with Shawn Hollley on the sidelines guarding every question. Lohan kept looking to the side. That was the reason.

That problem was no one was suppose to know that. That's why Leno. This is just another controlled guest spot.

Remember all of Lohans self-hyping, boasting and bragging how she herself got the hosting gig for SNL How she called her 'good friend Lorne Michaels' blah, blah, blah, How she was going to be her words "fair game." The skits written Lohans lawyers didn't approve. So much for 'fair game'. Weren't suppose to know that either.

Lohans no shows, so on and so on. Lohan tanked so bad, speed dials TMZ "I didn't bomb" she had the balls to blame the writers.

Same thing with Scary Movie 5. Tried to bail on that because it made too much fun of her. After her BS so-called illnesses (couldn't get them stright) let alone back up, a breach of contract lawsuite, Lohan shows up and steals 15k worth of clothes from wadrobe.

678 days ago


Barbara would have made her cry croc tears...simple as that!!

678 days ago



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678 days ago
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