Barbara Walters slams Lindsay Lohan for backing out of interview

A follow-up to our shocking story about Lindsay Lohan backing out of her scheduled interview with veteran television journalist Barbara Walters: Walters is upset! Oh, I know, I was shocked too.

Barbara Walters

On today's episode of "The View," Walters sounded off on the young starlet, explaining how she had invested time and money into setting up the interview only to have Lohan balk at the last minute.

"We were supposed to do the interview last week to air on 20/20 Nov. 16," Walters told "The View" ladies. "I spent a lot of time doing a lot of homework, watching the movie. Then her longtime press agent resigned. That should've been a clue... I had done many interviews with Elizabeth Taylor. I wanted to talk about the comparison between her life as a child star with Lindsay's."

Especially vexing for Walters was finding out a short time later that Lohan would be appearing on Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show." Walters said, "The next thing we hear is my interview is canceled [because] Lindsay doesn't feel up to it. She has a lot of problems ... I said, 'Poor girl, I hope when she feels like it she will do it with us.' So today I pick up the paper [and find out Lindsay] is sitting for an interview with Jay Leno."

Walters explained that her frustration would have been mitigated somewhat had the actress' PR rep not given her the phony 'tired' excuse. "I wouldn't feel quite as disappointed as I do today. I think I could've had a more honest explanation.

Reminds me of the parents' go-to "We're not mad, we're disappointed" speech whenever they wanted to make me feel especially guilty for my transgressions. Hopefully, Lohan feels especially guilty as well... not for backing out of the fluff piece interview that Walters was going to conduct, but for her litany of questionable dealings over the past few years.

- The View
- 20/20
- Lindsay Lohan
- Barbara Walters

Written by: kyleiam
Nov 12th, 2012, 3:18 pm

I can read

Message Posted On Nov 12th, 2012, 5:53 pm
Anonypuss, you do know Barbara Walters did not write the article, don't you? When quoting Barbara Walters, the person who did write the article failed to mention that Barbara Walters was going to interview Lindsay Lohan about the upcoming Lifetime movie, "Liz and Dick." Lindsay Lohan plays Elizabeth Taylor and the movie is about her relationship with Richard Burton. This is the movie she watched as research and why she wanted to ask Lindsay Lohan about the similarities between Lindsay and Liz Taylor, who were both child stars. Maybe that will clarify things for you so you no longer have to call someone a traitor to humanity in an entertainment article b/c you have a comprehension problem.

Message Posted On Nov 12th, 2012, 5:01 pm
"I spent a lot of time doing a lot of homework, watching the movie." - so long as it was _the_ movie... I guess we were just expected to know what the f**k you're talking about Barbara. Too bad you can't blacklist anymore, you traitor to humanity you.
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