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Barbara Walters: What kind of tree is she?
thestar.com ^ | 3-6-10 | Richard Ouzounian

Posted on 03/06/2010 1:57:17 PM PST by smokingfrog

Twenty-nine years, 93 interviews, one regret.

That's Barbara Walters' personal scorecard when it comes to ranking her internationally famous Oscar-night interviews that come to a close Sunday evening in a program featuring Mo'Nique and Sandra Bullock.

For nearly three decades, the interviews made up one of the most sought-after, eagerly watched, highest-rated programs on television, but now, Walters has decided to stop doing them.

It's not a retirement, because she admits that she's going to continue delving into the private lives of the world's big names, but the showbiz-specific package she puts together at Oscar time each year will be a thing of the past.

"Until very recently, to see one of these movie stars on this program was a big deal for them and for me. But now, with all these cable programs giving people sound bites of every star, I would have to come up with a show that was special, special, special!"

Walters is on the phone from her Manhattan office and – to be totally honest – it's an intimidating experience. I've profiled some of the biggest stars today without blinking an eye, but now I'm talking to the woman who is arguably the most famous and most successful interviewer of our time.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestar.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: academyawards; babawawa; barbarawalters; oscars

1 posted on 03/06/2010 1:57:17 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

She’s not a tree...she’s a dried up scrub bush or maybe a tumbleweed.


2 posted on 03/06/2010 1:59:50 PM PST by constitutiongirl ("Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."---Leo Tolstoy)
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To: smokingfrog

creosote


3 posted on 03/06/2010 2:04:00 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Shut it down" Rush Limbaugh, 3/3/10)
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To: smokingfrog

If you wewe a twee, what kind of twee would you be?


4 posted on 03/06/2010 2:05:42 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: smokingfrog

“The Larch”


5 posted on 03/06/2010 2:07:51 PM PST by alancarp (Calling all states: Reduce the cost of doing business and jobs will flock to your doors.)
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To: smokingfrog

Nasty old whore.


6 posted on 03/06/2010 2:07:53 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: smokingfrog

“What kind of tree is she?”

A beech?


7 posted on 03/06/2010 2:10:37 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: smokingfrog

Dimwood


8 posted on 03/06/2010 2:11:32 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: smokingfrog

As I recall, for some time she was co-anchor of ABC’s nightly news. That was the beginning of the end for ABC news.


9 posted on 03/06/2010 2:12:12 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: KrisKrinkle

Good one!

I was trying to think of a tree that looks nice on the outside but is poison on the inside or something.


10 posted on 03/06/2010 2:18:53 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: smokingfrog

Durian


11 posted on 03/06/2010 2:19:02 PM PST by jedi150
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To: smokingfrog

Weeping Willow


12 posted on 03/06/2010 2:26:15 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: smokingfrog

13 posted on 03/06/2010 2:26:38 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: smokingfrog

The Upas, or poison tree of Java?

But I’d say she’s a Hoary Elm.


14 posted on 03/06/2010 2:28:15 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That’s a good one.


15 posted on 03/06/2010 2:30:35 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Mississippi loblolly pine.


16 posted on 03/06/2010 2:35:33 PM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: Wolverine

Shouldn’t that be Weeping Wiwwow?


17 posted on 03/06/2010 2:39:33 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: smokingfrog

I’m not sure of the name of the tree - but she looks a lot like the one my mini dachshunds like to wee-wee on.


18 posted on 03/06/2010 2:39:37 PM PST by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Beowulf9

19 posted on 03/06/2010 2:40:32 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: LADY J

A wee wee twee?


20 posted on 03/06/2010 2:41:43 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: smokingfrog

stump


21 posted on 03/06/2010 2:42:41 PM PST by BlueStateMadness
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To: smokingfrog

I have never seen one of Baba Wawa’s shows after Oscares, Probably because I never watch the Oscars.

A pack of liberals sucking up to other liberals is a not my idea of a good time.


22 posted on 03/06/2010 2:42:47 PM PST by Venturer
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To: smokingfrog
I am not sure but some kind of nut tree I'd guess.
23 posted on 03/06/2010 2:43:53 PM PST by Ditter
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To: smokingfrog

Charlie LeDuff asks Monica Conyers what kind of nut she is. LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGxiGdwngNY


24 posted on 03/06/2010 2:50:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Ditter

No Monica Conyers is a nut.


25 posted on 03/06/2010 2:51:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: smokingfrog
"A wee wee twee?"

YES!!!! That's the one!!

26 posted on 03/06/2010 3:07:33 PM PST by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m movin’ to Deetroit tomorrow! LOL!


27 posted on 03/06/2010 3:10:08 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: smokingfrog

Araucaria Araucana or Monkey Puzzle Tree! Very old and weird looking!


28 posted on 03/06/2010 3:11:56 PM PST by WellyP
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To: smokingfrog
An ash.

Leni

29 posted on 03/06/2010 3:12:54 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: smokingfrog

There are some Hilarious Monica and Kwamee videos out there. One of my favorites is Kwamee’s mother complaining about the judge ordering her boy arrested for going to Windsor.

She says he only went to Windsor, its not like he left the country or anything.


30 posted on 03/06/2010 3:13:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Coconut palm.
I could drop coconuts on people that ask stupid questions.

LOOK UP BAA BAA!


31 posted on 03/06/2010 3:14:07 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: smokingfrog

where’s the BARF ALERT?


32 posted on 03/06/2010 3:41:14 PM PST by webschooner (Lincoln Freed the Slaves ... Obama Enslaves the Free)
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To: smokingfrog

A weeping skank.


34 posted on 03/06/2010 4:39:11 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: KrisKrinkle

a beech-—LOL -good one


35 posted on 03/07/2010 1:35:56 PM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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