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Here Are Barbara Walters’ Most Annoying People

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Barbara Walters comes out with a most annoying most fascinating people list every year. Wanna see who made the cut for 2013?

Well the #1 won’t be revealed until the show airs. Want to place bets? For now we know these people will be included, according to the LA Times:


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Sharon Osbourne Has Some Words For the Ladies of ‘The View’

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Sharon Osbourne is part of the panel for The Talk, a CBS mid-morning, stay-at-home mom-geared chat show that’s like The View but without the obnoxious Republicanism and closeted lesbianism (looking at you, Whoopi). However, Sharon Osbourne thinks The Talk is in a whole other league, and she really hates the show’s ABC counterpart and isn’t shy about saying it.

Here’s how it went down on The Arsenio Hall Show (via US Weekly):

“What’s the difference between The Talk and The View?” host Hall, 57, asked the women. “We do not discuss politics. We do not debate,” Julie Chen said. “I always say The View has changed over the years as the players have changed.” But before the Big Brother host could continue, the audience began to laugh as Osbourne, 61, was seen rolling her eyes and throwing her red plastic cup in the air after taking a big swig of something to drink.

“Cut to the chase! Stop being polite. Cut to the f–king chase!” Jack and Kelly Osbourne’s mom interrupted. “This is the situation. The situation is Barbara [Walters] — idolize her. Divine. She’s superhuman. I love Barbara Walters. The rest can go f–k themselves.”

HAHA! I mean, listen – The View sucks. It always has and it always will. However, The Talk isn’t any better. The panelists might be less obnoxious, but it’s still boring as shit. However, you gotta love Mrs O for her honesty. She so doesn’t give a shit.

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Oh God: Jenny McCarthy Joins The View

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Jenny McCarthy is picking up where Elisabeth Hasselbeck left off, as she takes her seat on The View. What a step up from her Carl’s Jr. gig. I’m sure she’ll bring that extra special early 2000′s feel to the show and I hope that she sent Jim Carrey and Oprah gigantic thank you gifts for keeping her in the dimly lit spotlight that she’s managed to stay in.

Barbara Walters is, like, soooo happy that Jenny McCarthy is going to join their tea party, saying (via Entertainment Weekly),

Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor.

Really? Let’s review some of the things Jenny McCarthy has said — publicly. Things she’s said knowing someone was writing it down, ready to quote her on it.

(On costarring with Donnie Wahlberg, who is apparently her boyfriend now or something):
Let’s just say we visually give 50 Shades of Grey a run for its money. It gets steamy. I mean like really steamy. Being turned on by a guy is always fun but to have it legitimately happen to you on TV is to be turned back into a 12-year-old. By the time we get into the groundbreaking interview, my face turns fifty shades of RED.

(On doing ecstasy):
I found myself holding a tree to brace myself. The texture felt so good that I decided to rub my head and boobs all over it. It was a tree I was humping!

And I’m not even going to touch the whole Autism thing.

Joy Behar is set to leave the show next month, but I’m pretty sure it’s unrelated.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Flees To Fox

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Looks like the incredibly boring rumors are true — Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View and will be joining Fox & Friends on Fox News. I’m guessing both sides got equally sick of each other and Hasselbeck got her dream job at Fox News — any job at Fox News is her dream job — and off she went. Here’s her incredibly boring statement, via ABC News:

I have been a long-time fan of ‘Fox & Friends’ and am excited to be joining their team in September as it is an honor to call the Fox News Channel my new television home

And here is how ABC is saying, “Bye, don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out”:

For a decade, Elisabeth Hasselbeck has brought her passion and strong beliefs to “The View.”  We watched her journey from newlywed to motherhood, an Emmy Award-winning talk show host, author, entrepreneur and activist. She stood behind her political views even if they were not the most popular opinions at the table never shying away from voicing a difficult question.  We thank Elisabeth and wish her luck as she begins this new chapter of her career.

Who honestly read that to the end? Don’t worry everyone, Barbara Walters made sure to leave pun-filled statement:

When Elisabeth survived ‘Survivor,’ we wanted to make sure she would stay afloat. We have had 10 wonderful years with her and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good.


Barbara Walters Is Retiring

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Barbara Walters has been in the journalism business a long ass time and has interviewed everyone from major political figures to… the Kardashians. She’s also sat her can on The View roundtable for the past several years, putting up with insufferable whiners and putting the world to rights despite her advancing age. Well, now the 83-year-old is ready to hang up her hat come summer 2014 and will be retiring for good.

From ABC News:

The legendary newscaster will leave TV journalism next summer

For decades, Barbara Walters has inspired millions with her groundbreaking interviews — but after 37 years with ABC News, the newscaster is announcing on “The View” Monday that next summer, she will retire from TV journalism. Until then, she will continue to anchor and report for ABC News, appear on “The View,” and anchor specials throughout the year including a “20 Years of 10 Most Fascinating People” special in December, an Oscars special, and a May career retrospective.

Walters will remain Executive Producer of “The View,” the show she created in 1997.

“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 said. “I created ‘The View’ and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.”

Walters began her career in 1961 at NBC’s “Today Show,” where she eventually became a co-host.

“No one was more surprised than I,” she says of her on-air career. “I wasn’t beautiful, like many of the women on the program before me, [and] I had trouble pronouncing my r’s. I still do!”

Right on, Babs. You’ve earned it.

Memo to the Kardashians: Barbara Walters is ONTO YOU.

Did you know that Barbara put the Kardashians (all of ‘em) on her Most Fascinating People list this year? Well, back when she made the list, she didn’t realize how “fascinating” (and by “fascinating,” I mean “crummy, turncoat moneygrubbers”) they were – at least until Kim’s marriage to Kris Humphries imploded for entertainment purposes.

Barb was a guest on Dave Letterman‘s show last night, where she talked about feeling hoodwinked by the tumultuous trio and realized that she couldn’t trust them. If you can’t view the above video, here’s the crux of Barbara’s comments:

“They [the Kardashians] were the first ones we interviewed [for the Most Fascinating List] and we did them in September. We said, anything going to happen? ‘No no no, you can do it now because nothing’s going to happen.’ Then Kim gets married. Then Kourtney gets pregnant. Then Khloe’s moving to Dallas. You cannot trust the Kardashians.”

I’m just surprised that someone as well-spoken and tactile as Barbara WALTERS only just now realized that you can’t trust those who shit where they eat. Christ.

Forget the Lion King – it’s the Kardashians who are dangling at the bottom of the food chain.

Watch This: Mariah Unveils Her Twins (No, Not THOSE Twins) on National Television

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At long last! Meet Moroccan and Monroe, Mariah Carey‘s babies with husband Nick Cannon. Well, OK—in the preview clip from 20/20 you really only see the backs of the babies’ heads. (But! The full interview is embedded below! BABIES!)

The happy foursome sat down with Barbara Walters to talk about love, marriage, and baby-makin’. And although it’s old news, I sincerely did not know about Mariah’s miscarriage. Ugh.

If you have time, do watch the whole interview, which first aired last night. I’d always wondered what makes this couple tick, and the way Mariah Carey is always on the verge of snapping at Nick Cannon is kind of adorable. It really is! She can’t stop messing with him, and he’s totally into it.

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- Mariah’s L.A. home has a huuuuge chandelier. (Lady, I’d expect nothing less.)

- The happy couple has indeed nicknamed the twins “Roc and Roe,” which is just, oh, no.

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