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Barbara Walters CONFIRMS Retirement Plans! Leaving TV In 2014!

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Rumors have RAGED like the wildest of fires about Barbara Walters leaving The View — and ALL of TV — in 2014…

And ya'll, the rumors are TRUE!

Babz has released a statement detailing her retirement plans, and yes, she IS quitting the biz next year. She will officially make the announcement on The View TODAY!

The iconic TV journalist shared:

"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. I created The View and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.

I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain. I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women — and OK, some men too — who will be taking my place."

Awww, Babz!! SNIFF!

It makes us sad all day to hear this news, although goodness knows girl needs a little r&r after such a prolific career!

But now the question is…

WHO could possibly replace Barbara on The View?!

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9 comments to “Barbara Walters CONFIRMS Retirement Plans! Leaving TV In 2014!”

  1. 1

    This OLD HAG is still alive?

  2. 2

    Well it's about freaking time she stopped hogging the spotlight and let someone else come through. She was beginning to look like the crypt keeper from Tales from the Crypt. Glad she finally thought about enjoying the rest of her life.

  3. whateveryou says – reply to this


    I've never had anything for or against her in general One thing I could never understand about her though. From what Gilda Radner said , Walters really disliked Radner's "Barbara WaWa" skits. I thought they were cute & in truth flattering. I mean in order for the skit to work the country had to know Walters of course. So why not look at it that way. A sign that she was so well recognized. I'm guessing her sense of humor is lacking.

  4. Mr Pete says – reply to this


    She's very optimistic to think she will still be alive in 2014
    She must be close to 100 ?
    Who is oldest
    Ruth Bader Ginsberg ?
    Dianne Feinstein ?
    Barbra Walters ?

  5. Mrs Vreeland says – reply to this


    I loved the story about how she tried to seduce Jon Peters (Streisand's boyfriend )
    Coming out of her bedroom, in just her bra and panties, instead of being turned on, he turned and ran

  6. Red Mary says – reply to this


    Rosie O had mentioned this a while back
    said that she had been offered the spot, but turned it down
    I think the need a gay guy

  7. 7

    It's about time. That ancient jew should have bowed out years, if not decades ago.

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    She'll get bored. Work keeps Barbara and Betty White engaged and alive. Just not sixty or eighty hour work weeks.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Mrs Vreeland – Wasn't that actually because Peters was allegedly gay or on the down lo? Maybe he wasn't looking for a woman.