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Barbara Walters Takes Credit For Ruining Ricky Martin’s Career


In a recent interview with Queen of the Stone-Age, Barbara Walters, there appear to be some regretful vibes floating around.

Walters, who infamously interviewed Ricky Martin in 2000, claims that her “push” for Martin to acknowledge which team he pitched for inadvertently ruined his career.  Although Barbara has never shied away from interrogating celebrities about their sexual orientation, Walters claims that the interview with Ricky Martin was her’ most regrettable interview to date.

“In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was. A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now I feel it was an inappropriate question.”

Whether he is or isn’t or was or wasn’t doesn’t really amount to anything. It’s not like questions like those are really relevant, anyway.  But, Barbie, dear, I wouldn’t take it to heart.  Martin’s career was probably over before it began as it were.  For Christ’s sake, he started off with Menudo. If that’s not preemptive career suicide, nothing is.

Let’s Take a Moment To Talk About Mo’Nique

I’m real emotional about Sunday already. The Oscars on Sunday? When Mo’Nique’s totally going to win Best Supporting Actress for her life-changing performance in Precious. Life-changing. I went there and I mean it. I’m real into Mo’Nique winning and so it’s a pretty good thing that there’s almost no chance she can lose.

With Mo’Nique, it’s more than just the fact that she knocked her role out of the park, I also just think she’s awesome. The NY Post got a preview of her interview from the 29th Annual Barbara Walter Oscar Special and here are the highlights:

On her open marriage to her husband Sidney:

“Let me say this: I have not had sex outside my marriage with Sidney. Could Sid have sex outside of his marriage with me? Yes. That’s not a deal-breaker. That’s not something that would make us say, ‘Pack your things and let’s end the marriage…’

“We’ve been best friends for over 25 years, and we truly know who we are. Oftentimes, people get into marriages and they don’t know who they’re laying next to. I’m very comfortable and secure with my husband.”

On her hairy legs:

“He loves the hairy legs and if Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go. I tried shaving one time, and it was so uncomfortable and painful. I said never again would I do that to myself. I’m 42 and I’m very hairy.”

On her potential Oscar speech:

“I don’t like thinking about that, because I’m big on the universe. I don’t want to start making this speech or [think about what] I’m going to say because I don’t want the universe to say, ‘Really? You so sure about that?’ Let’s not jinx it.”

Alright, so she doesn’t want to jinx it, but I will. That hairy-legged lady is going to win so hard.

The full interview will air Oscar Sunday and make sure to tune in because this year is Barbara Walter’s last year of doing the legendary special!

Barbara Walters Will Cut You

Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg verbally flambéed commentator Glenn Beck today on The View.  It’s always interesting to watch a celebrity who is so obviously caught in a lie.  Perhaps what made it so fascinating though was that the dialogue kept co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck silent for six minutes and thirty-five seconds.

Oh, Good, Britney’s Seeing a Shrink

Babs announced today that she’s received word from Sam Lutfi that Britney’s been receiving help for “mental issues which are treatable.”

“She has been to a psychiatrist,” Walters said, recounting Lutfi’s explanation over the phone. “She, I assume, is starting some kind of treatment.”

Also, Mama Spears landed in LA on Sunday night. Perhaps we can get some help for this girl yet!