Barbara Walters just got a letter ... not from her buddy Obama, not from Hillary Clinton ... from a company that wants her to be the front person for a line of super-slow running black dildos.
Barbara's comment this week on "The View" -- that she still uses a vibrator at age 84 -- caught the eye of a company called Phallix.
Phallix sent the letter -- obtained by TMZ -- to the ABC offices in NYC, touting it's latest creation .. the "Babs" line -- a self-pleasuring device made of special, smooth glass developed by NASA eggheads.
This ain't your grandma's vibrator. Well, actually it is. It's designed to go especially slow, for the 60 and over crowd.
Phallix is looking to partner with Walters for a product that will please even the fussiest old biddy.
We're guessing Babs will pass. She just said she was kidding about the whole vibrator thing. Too bad ... it could make her one of the 10 Most Fascinating People ... for sure.
My Sex Toy Has a First Name ...
2/17/2014 8:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barbara Walters really loves herself -- like REALLY loves herself -- the 84-year-old just announced on TV she has a VIBRATOR ... and it even has a name.
The topic of vibrators came up on "The View" today ... and Barbara revealed she's a big fan of the self-love movement ... even at 84 years old ... but the name she gave her vibrator is the best part. Watch the clip.
It's not the first time Barbara's gotten down and dirty on the subject of sex -- a couple years ago she asked her religious co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck if she liked it rough. Oh, Babs.
Barbara Walters Asks Elisabeth Hasselbeck "'Do... by GWHH19
to Sharon Osbourne:
Your Insults Don't Bother Me!!
11/13/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Whoopi Goldberg says she doesn't give a DAMN if Sharon Osbourne was talking smack about her show ... telling TMZ Osbourne isn't the first hater ... and she probably won't be the last.
Osbourne came under fire last week when she went on the Arsenio Hall show and said the women of "The View" can all go F themselves (all except Barbara Walters).
Osbourne later reversed her position and begged The View ladies for forgiveness ... so when we saw Whoopi in NYC yesterday, we had to ask about the olive branch.
But Whoopi's answer may have hurt Sharon even more ... 'cause the Oscar winner told us, she didn't even KNOW about the insult in the first place.
I'm Sorry I RIPPED 'The View'
... 'I'm Not Well'
11/7/2013 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sharon Osbourne says she feels TERRIBLE for telling the women of "The View" to go F-themselves ... and today she begged and pleaded for their forgiveness.
TMZ broke the story ... Sharon blasted Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd during a bit on the "Arsenio Hall Show" earlier this week.
But clearly, Osbourne's had some smacktalker's remorse -- 'cause today on "The Talk," she completely backed off ... saying, "I'm not well ... I'm really just a loose cannon."
She also issued individual apologies to all of the ladies --and explained, "Unfortunately I was inappropriate and I was trying to be funny at somebody else's expense."
'Talk' Star Sharon Osbourne
'The View' Gals Can
'Go F**k Themselves'
11/6/2013 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"The Talk" star Sharon Osbourne has just fired a major shot in her war with "The View" -- saying the women on the ABC chat show can all go "f**k themselves" ... with one exception.
Sharon, along with her "Talk" mates Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show" (which airs tonight) and talked about the differences between the two squawk shows.
Initially, Julie tried to keep things polite ... but Sharon wasn't having it -- and after praising Barbara Walters as a goddess, proclaimed, "The rest [of the 'View' cast] can go f**k themselves."
How's that for a hot topic? Discuss.
Cries On Stage During Song
(Allegedly) About Bieber
10/17/2013 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Selena Gomez is still torn up about her ex, Justin Bieber -- or she's a really good actress ... that's the only explanation for her sappy and tear-filled performance last night in Brooklyn.
Selena started sobbing and weeping near the end of her ballad, "Love Will Remember" -- which is widely believed to be about the Biebs ... partially because the original leaked version of the song featured a voicemail Justin left for Selena.
She also goes into an emotional thank you to her fans, but since turning on the waterworks seems to be her thing -- we gotta ask ...
Here's something Selena should really be crying about -- this awesome moment from "The View" this morning ... when the ladies intro'd her to start singing, and ... well, watch what happens.
NOT Getting Fired from 'The View'
... Says Show Honcho
10/16/2013 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jenny McCarthy is NOT on the chopping block at "The View," despite reports saying she's a dead woman walking ... at least according to the show's executive producer.
Bill Geddie was out in New York yesterday when he was asked if there was any truth to rumblings Jenny's getting ready to pack her bags, just one month after she took over for Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
But Geddie was pretty strong -- Jenny's seat ain't up for grabs.
Not YET anyway.
In Big Apple
9/24/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now we know why Barbara Walters -- one of the most famous, most recognizable people on the planet -- lives in NYC .... no one messes with her.
Barbara went for an arm-in-arm stroll yesterday on the Upper West Side with her friend, actor Peter Brown.
Check out the video. Virtually no one gives Barbara a second look. Translation -- she doesn't need anyone to affirm her fame, so it's all upside for Babs. Walkin' around without the hassle.
to Michael Buble:
I'd Love to See Your Penis!
9/10/2013 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Just because she's 83 doesn't mean Barbara Walters doesn't enjoy a good penis every now and then -- and yesterday, she made it clear ... she'd really like to see what Michael Buble's packin'.
Buble appeared on "The View" -- sporting a pair of jeans that featured a padlock on the zipper -- and the ladies WENT WILD for it.
When asked why he rocked the lock, Buble joked, "It's obvious none of you have ever dated an Argentinian."
That's when Barbara jumped in ... "I WANT THE KEY!"
Babs ... you minx.
About Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving 'The View'
7/11/2013 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
They may not have always gotten along ... sometimes they may have hated each other ... but Sherri Shepherd says she's really gonna miss her friend Elisabeth Hasselbeck on "The View."
Shepherd was at LAX, where she had just arrived from shooting a movie with Chris Rock -- when she told us she was "really depressed" that she wasn't at "The View" for Hasselbeck's big announcement.
Sherri says she's excited to work with Liz's possible replacement, Jenny McCarthy -- who will undoubtedly "cause some stuff" on the show -- but explains, "I've been with Elisabeth for almost eight years ..."
As we previously reported, Liz is heading over to Fox News. Jenny hasn't been confirmed as her replacement ... but judging from Sherri's reaction, it sounds like the deal is just about locked up.
7/9/2013 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joy Behar isn't the only one jumping ship on "The View" ... Elisabeth Hasselbeck is also bailing on ABC's daytime talk show.
Fox just released a statement, saying Hasselbeck will be replacing Gretchen Carlson on "Fox & Friends." A rep for ABC said Hasselbeck's last day on "The View" will be Wednesday.
Barbara Walters also released a statement, saying, "We have had 10 wonderful years with Elisabeth, and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good."
It's unclear who will replace Hasselbeck on the show ... but there are rumors Brooke Shields is being tapped for the job.
Elisabeth is expected to join "Fox & Friends" in September. As for Carlson ... you haven't seen the last of her on Fox News -- she's getting her own daytime show starting in the fall.
Callin' It Quits in 2014
5/13/2013 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Barbara Walters is hanging up her microphone in 2014 after 37 years with ABC News, the network announced Sunday night.
Walters -- who will hand down the official word Monday morning on "The View" -- will continue to work on that show, and her various other news projects, through next summer.
In a statement, Walters said, "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on 'The View' and with ABC News."
She continued, "I created 'The View' and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it."
Walters had a health scare in January when she suffered a cut on her forehead after falling on a stair. Rumors of Walters' retirement have been swirling for months, but she had consistently brushed them off.
Bitches About Retirement Reports ... But Doesn't Dispute Them
4/1/2013 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Barbara Walters is clearly ticked off over the stories detailing her plans to retire in 2014 ... because she ranted about it on "The View" this morning ... and even took a dig at little ol' us.
"There were many reports last week saying that I was retiring from ABC, and there was an assumption that I would be making an announcement today,” Baba said ... "However, here I am, and I have no announcements to make."
Then came the shot at TMZ -- "I do want to say this, that if and when I might have an announcement to make, I would do it on this program, I promise, and the paparazzi guys, you will be the last to know.”
We're flattered ... but someone is clearly holding a grudge from 2011 ... when we broke the story that Walters told President Obama she'd be hangin' it up back in 2012 and Barbara didn't realize she was talking into an open mic.
Babs' people later told us ... Walters has been joking about retirement since the Clinton administration.
BTW -- Walters may have been angry about last week's reports, but during her little rant this morning, she never actually disputed them.
Just sayin' ...