March 28, 2013 |
She's survived co-host battles, open heart surgery and a case of chicken pox, but even Barbara Walters is mortal, and her tenure as co-host of "The View" seems to be coming to an end. It appears the 83-year-old Walters is planning to retire in May 2014, after 17 seasons of co-hosting the ABC daytime talk show she co-created in 1997. Multiple outlets have reported Walters' upcoming departure, including Deadline, which was first with the story. A representative for ABC had no comment when asked about the situation.
March 11, 2013 |
Is Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving "The View"? Maybe one day, but not today, according to Barbara Walters, who addressed rumors that said Hasselbeck was being fired from the long-running daytime talk show. On Monday, Walters wasted no time in addressing the story, which broke on Friday, that Hasselbeck's contract would not be renewed. "There is a particularly false story getting picked up about Elisabeth's alleged departure, saying that we don't approve of her conservative views," Walters said.
March 5, 2013 |
Barbara Walters made her triumphant return to "The View" this week after being laid up with a series of maladies, including chicken pox, since late January. And after a few surprises for her, like an appearance by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg with a bouquet of flowers, Walters had a surprise of her own: the identity of the actor who gave her chicken pox in the first place. As Walters confirmed on Tuesday's show, the actor who gave her chicken pox is Frank Langella, with whom Walters shared a New Year's Eve smooch on the cheek a few weeks before.
February 26, 2013 |
After more than a month away from the cameras, Barbara Walters is on her way back to "The View. " Walters on Tuesday called in to the daytime talk show she co-created to let her co-hosts know that after a lengthy period of recovery from a fall and chicken pox, she was ready to return to TV. "Like it or not, I'm coming back on the show again," the 83-year-old Walters said. "No more chicken pox.... I haven't been contagious for a while, but they wanted me to have rest, and I've had enough rest and I'm ready to come back.
February 6, 2013 |
Barbara Walters is going to be off "The View" for another three weeks or so, the veteran newswoman said in a call to the show Wednesday. She also shed light on her recent fall, and revealed how she got chicken pox. "What happened was that I had a temperature and had chicken pox and didn't know it, so when i was in Washington for the inauguration weekend, I fainted at the British Embassy. if you're going to faint, it's a very elegant place to faint. " Good to know, Babs! The fall left her with six stitches and, unfortunately, a concussion, she said, so she's a little weak and needs to rest, but is in no pain.
January 29, 2013 |
Barbara Walters appears to be on the mend and out of the hospital after a rough week that involved the esteemed newswoman taking a spill, cutting her head, developing a fever and, to top it off, getting a rare case of adult chicken pox. According to an update from ABC News, the 83-year-old Walters is finally at home and resting comfortably. Though there's no word on when she'll be making a return to "The View. " Over a week ago, Walters was hospitalized after she fell on the stairs at the home of the British ambassador in Washington, D.C., while attending a pre-inauguration party there.