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Now Trending: Barbara Walters confirms final appearance on The View

Barbara Walters in New York Sept. 20, 2010.


Last call

Barbara Walters will make her final appearance on The View on May 16. The 84-year-old broadcast veteran's last turn on the daytime talk show will be part of a day-long retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her. That same night, Walters will be feted in a prime-time special featuring her most memorable TV moments. Although Walters is retiring from active daytime TV duty, she will remain an executive producer on The View.

Source: CTV News

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Double exposure

Revealing photos of singer-actress Demi Lovato have been leaked online. Several pictures showing the former Disney star and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama in various states of undress were reportedly procured by an unknown hacker and showed up on several websites over the weekend. On Saturday, Lovato addressed the hacked photos with the tweet, "Soy fuerte. Soy luchadora. Asi que no me subsetimen." Translation: "I am strong. I am a fighter. Do not underestimate me."

Source: Daily Mail

Take two

Hollywood could be revisiting The Goonies in the near future. Director Richard Donner, who was behind the original 1985 film, told TMZ that plans are underway to mount a followup to the movie that launched the careers of Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and other stars. "We're doing a sequel," said Donner last week. The original film focused on a group of disparate Oregon teens searching for buried treasure left behind by a 17th-century pirate. As to which original cast members might return for a sequel, Donner said, "Hopefully, all of them."

Source: The Guardian

No love match

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Will Ferrell will play one of sports history's most infamous hustlers in his next feature film. The 46-year-old actor has inked a deal to portray the late tennis star Bobby Riggs in the upcoming film Match Maker, which will focus on the 1973 battle-of-the-sexes match between Riggs and Billie Jean King. More than 50-million Americans watched the match to see whether a then 29-year-old King could beat the retired 55-year-old Riggs. The script for the film will be adapted from the article The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, the Mafia and the Battle of the Sexes.

Source: Variety

Fond farewell

Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons acknowledged the looming departure of David Letterman with a couch gag. The opening credits began with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie journeying from Springfield to New York City for a scheduled appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. While running late, Homer indulges in a game of Three Card Monte and then head-butts two New Yorkers attempting to slow them down. When the Simpson clan finally sit down on the Late Show couch, the host (voice supplied by Letterman himself) grouses, "That's it? We flew you in and put you up for that? I think we're done here." The tribute ended with an on-screen graphic reading, "We'll miss you, Dave."

Source: Mashable

Looking back

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Former Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will revisit his years shooting the series in a new book. The actor will pen the memoir for Simon & Schuster with a tentative release date of late 2015. According to a statement, Cranston plans to "tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad." Cranston will next appear in the upcoming science-fiction remake of Godzilla and is currently starring on Broadway as former U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All The Way.

Source: New York Times

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