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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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1.

Jordan    

Who knows Leno might grow a pair and grille her.

679 days ago
2.

Jay     

Hard hitting question to Lindsey - oh please

679 days ago
3.

Carl    

Why would Barbara be surprised by this? EVERY excuse from Lindsay is a BS excuse.

679 days ago
4.

ChloeMarie    

Oh, how the mighty have fallen...

679 days ago
5.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Okay she is entitled to her opinion. Where's the legal news though?

679 days ago
6.

CoolPhosphorescentShimmer    

Lindsay is a s***bag. She proves that every chance she gets. Babs feigning surprise is laughable.

679 days ago
7.

Bill Leslie    

aw - poor Babwa Wawa a little ticked. She shouldn't be interviewing trash like Lohan. She should stick to having affairs with married black senators.

679 days ago
8.

Truth is    

Could she shut her Whiney voice up.....how did she get so far in journalism with that voice?!? Sorking corks?!?

679 days ago
9.

Truth is    

Can she shut her Whiney voice up...how did she get a job in journalism with that Whiney voice?!? Seriously...sorking corks?!?

679 days ago
10.

MR. POP CULTRE    

She Should've Stayed With Barbra But She Couldn't Handle It. Lindsay Is Gonna Have To Learn That For People To Respect Her She Has To Own Up If You Ever Wanna Be Close To What You Used To Be Hope She Gets Back To That.

679 days ago
11.

wendy    

if she would have had the interview with barbara, she might have gained some control about everything thats being said. but to back out, and have baba talk openly about it on her show did more damage than to just go ahead with the interview

679 days ago
12.

kitnplayn    

What? Barbara Walters was told last week that Lilo would not discuss her car crash, so Barbara didn't want her. That means Lilo was free to go on any show that agreed not to discuss her car accident. Barbara had the same option that Jay Leno had, and she had it first. Shup Babs.

679 days ago
13.

Nancy    

Really, Barbara???? Did you really think she was going to go through with the interview. She did to you pretty much what she does to everyone. Blow them off, followed by excuses. Why is this surprising? I would have been surprised if she had gone through with the interview.

679 days ago
14.

eicarr     

She's not even reliable for interviews now.

679 days ago
15.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Lying Lindsay will be on Leno for 7 mins. But we can still laugh at her and her lies

679 days ago
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