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Barbara Walters’ Last Day on The View: May 16

Barbara Walters’ Last Day on The View: May 16

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2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - ArrivalsBARBARA Walters is making her retirement plans known!

The TV titan has set the date to make her final appearance on The View.

Walters — who plans to retire later this Spring — has said May 16 is the “drop dead” date for her AM sign-off.

Walters will be the subject of a two hour news special produced by ABC that will chronicle her life in front of the camera. It will air that same night, from 9-11 p.m. ET.

“This was the right time,” Walters, 84, told AARP Magazine.

“The kinds of interviews I did all these years, nobody wants them anymore. You have three minutes of a morning show. That’s different from before.”

Joining the network in 1976 as the first female news anchor was not easy.

“When I became the first woman co-anchor of a network news program, I was vilified. That did hurt me,” she tells AARP.

“I thought my career was over. No one wanted a woman, and they certainly didn’t seem to want me, and I had a co-host [Harry Reasoner] who really didn’t want me. What saved me was that Roone Arledge, who was president of ABC News, felt I had value.”

Walters will continue to executive produce The View and will contribute to ABC News “as news warrants,” the network said.

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Tiger Woods Angry About Michael Douglas’ Lindsey Vonn Comments!

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"PUNK: Chaos to Couture" Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsTIGER Woods is gunning for Michael Douglas!

The golfer apparently flew into a jealous over a comment the actor made about his ski champ girlfriend Lindsey Vonn!

“Lindsey loves attention and she’s having a ball rub­bing it in with Tiger,” a close source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“It’s gotten to the point that he’s furious.”

The trouble was sparked by a March 19 Q&A session on Mi­chael’s Facebook page, when the 69-year-old actor was asked whom he’d invite – living or dead – to the “perfect dinner party.”

Michael replied Buckminster Fuller, Gandhi, Barbara Stanwyck, Liberace, Cleopatra, Nelson Man­dela, Carl Sagan, Serena Williams, Janis Joplin – and Lindsey Vonn!

According to the source,  Lindsey saw that as a signal that Michael could be romantically interested in her, “and it’s driving Tiger crazy.”

Douglas first met Lindsey four years ago when both attended the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washing­ton, D.C.

“Lindsey showed up wearing a form-fitting black gown that completely bared one sexy shoulder and arm, and she was displaying her Olympic gold medal and dia­mond jewelry,” the source noted. “She looked stunning.”

“Tiger has been so tied up with his golf career and back injuries that he’s had very little time for Lindsey, and she believes their relationship has grown stale,” added the source.

“Now he’s flipping out with jeal­ousy.

“But the bottom line is that Lindsey’s happy with any new drama that might finally push Tiger into asking her to marry him.”

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Source: Tiger Woods Angry About Michael Douglas’ Lindsey Vonn Comments!

Russell Brand Cancels Shows After Mother’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis

03/09/2014 at 12:30 PM EDT

Russell Brand Cancels Shows Following Mother's Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Russell Brand and his mother Barbara

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Russell Brand has canceled two dates of his Messiah Complex tour following news of his mother Barbara’s breast cancer diagnosis.

“Sorry to eff you around with gigs,” Brand Tweeted after cancelling the shows. “My mum ain’t well. Tix will be honoured or refunded.”

“My mother has currently got breast cancer,” Brand said in a video blog he posted Wednesday, adding that she’s attending support groups.

The Mirror notes that Brand’s mother survived uterine cancer when he was 8 years old. The comic is very close with his mother, who raised him alone after divorcing Brand’s father when he was just 6 months old; he has mentioned her strength in his autobiographies.

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First Dibs: What’s The Latest Mystery Benedict Cumberbatch Has Solved?

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The ladies on The View have strong opinions about Woody Allen, we may see less of Jennifer Lawrence, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is getting an awesome new cast member.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch may be known for cracking a case or two in his role as Sherlock Holmes, but he brought his sleuthing skills to an unexpected place — Sesame Street. The actor appeared in a clip with two characters from the children’s program, and as we all know, he’s not the first celeb to rub elbows with Sesame Street’s finest. [Huffington Post]
  • The latest sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen sparked a fierce debate on The View. Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters verbally sparred about the famous director’s character traits, and whether he could have possibly abused his adopted daughter, Dylan. [E!]
  • Jennifer Lawrence’s career has been non-stop as the Hunger Games series has taken off, but is she considering lowering her profile once the franchise is done? [Perez Hilton]
  • With things still coming together for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a new cast member has been announced. Who is it? [MTV News]

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