Barbara Walters more deluded than originally thought

Barbara Walters has announced nine of her “Ten Most Fascinating People” for 2010, and the names on it, with a couple of exceptions, are enough to make you wonder if Walters has succumbed to a sudden bout of dementia.

Kate Middleton made the list, simply for saying yes to a wedding proposal after eight years of stalling.  Yes, fascinating.  Sarah Palin made the list, too, but perhaps it could be argued that she’s fascinating in the same way that a train wreck is.  Jennifer Lopez is also included – seriously?  And of course, there’s Bieber and the cast of Jersey Shore, just to round out the  bewildering choices.  The only person on the list remotely interesting is Betty White, and I might tune in to the Barbara Walters special just to see what White has to say.

Barbara Walters Heart Surgery Will Keep Her Off The View Until September

Barbara Walters announced Monday on The View that she would be undergoing heart surgery later this week. Walters will be having a faulty heart valve replaced. The View host said she will be taking time off from the show to recover and expects to return in September.

Barbara Walters (Photo: Rubenstein - Wikimedia Commons)
Barbara Walters (Photo: Rubenstein - Wikimedia Commons)

“I have known of this condition for a while now and my doctors and I have decided that this is the best time to do the surgery,” Barbara Walters said on The View Monday.

ABC News president David Westin told network staff in an e-mail that although Walters would be having “serious surgery,” her condition is “not urgent; she is feeling great.”

“The recovery process can be anywhere from a month to three months,” Walters said. “I expect to be calling in from time to time… I love you all, and that’s my hot topic of the morning.”

Kate Gosselin Says Kids Cry Over Missing Film Crew

Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin says her children are crying over the loss of their ‘buddies’ from the TLC film crew. In an interview with Barbara Walters for her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 special, Kate Gosselin said her children miss the film crew that used to be so much a part of their daily lives.

Kate Gosselin, Jon Gosselin and Kids
Kate Gosselin, Jon Gosselin and Kids

“They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day,” Kate Gosselin tells Barbara Walters in the interview. “I finally admitted to them, they kept asking, ‘Where’s the camera crew? Where’s the camera crew? We miss them.’ And I said, ‘Our show is over.’ …Eight sobbing kids driving home from school.”

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TLC had initially planned to remake Jon & Kate Plus 8 without Jon Gosselin following the couple’s very public separation. The reality TV dad, however, forbade TLC from continuing to film his children, effectively ending their time as mini-TV stars.

While Jon Gosselin continues to flounder around trying to find a new way to capitalize on his waning 15 minutes of fame, Kate Gosselin is set to start co-hosting a new talk show next spring, according to

The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 airs Wednesday night at 10 PM. Other famous names scheduled to be featured include Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Brett Favre and Glenn Beck.

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Barbara Walters Is Insane

John McCain stopped by “The View” today and had a grand old time with the hens! However, when John tried to explain what he means when he says we should stick to the Constitution, Whoopi got worried. Worried she might have to become a slave. What a dumbass! Barbara Walters saved Whoopi from looking like the BIGGEST dumbass, though, when she assured her that “we white folks will take care of you.” Holy KKK, Babs. Time for your nap and a big dose of Aricept.