You know I thought I'd seen it all. I could sense all those years that Martha Stewart was secretly scaring her employees with some hidden-true persona. But never did I think that Barbara Walters was a side piece. Oh, yes, the publicity whore is hocking a new book and spilling everybody's little secrets as usual, to get some more of her already huge fortune.
If you somehow missed all the craziness surrounding Babs on Oprah Winfrey yesterday, (which beat out Tom Cruise's couch jumping appearance in terms of ratings), then you missed her admitting to sleeping with a married politician, Edward Brooke in the '70's, whom she kept trying to menton he was Black; as if to broaden your fan base some more. He is bi-racial and he appears to look more Caucasian than anything; which isn't the issue, it's her trying to get points to sell books. She also said that her former co-host on The View, Star Jones forced her and the other girls to lie about how she lost her weight. Walters went as far as to say something to the effect of: 'we know she didn't lose it eating healthy and doing pilates'.
As for the Star Jones claims; when the hell has a co-host told a executive producer and creator of a show what to do? I mean some people get big headed, but not when you can literally give her the axe. I think maybe Star didn't want her secret out there. Plenty of woman have weight issues and just the way we would feel uncomfortable. Most of the things we see on celebrities are fake anyways. Babs tried to say SHE felt uncomfortable about not telling people how Jones lost the weight and having to lye on air. Which she had no problem doing in the'70's when she was sleeping with a politician who she was reporting news on.
Star Jone Responded:
“It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book,” Jones told Us. “It speaks to her true character.”
Edward Brooke- Senator Walters Had An Affair
BTW, I personally, feel that Barbara didn't have to out the man and his family. That is a serious and personal matter. Plus, there are probably grandchildren or children who didn't know about this. That was Walter's just trying to get some copies sold. She could have left out details, that would have had anybody suspect the family in question.