Barbara Walters looking for Myspace friends

  1. Wanted: Friends for Barbara Walters's MySpace Page

    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2007 04:25 PM EST
    By Stephen M. Silverman
    Photo by: Mark VonHolden / DMI[​IMG] She's butted heads with heads of state, endured the tug o'war between Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump, even been mercilessly parodied on SNL – but there's one thing Barbara Walters admits intimidates her: her MySpace page.

    "I am now on MySpace," the broadcast veteran, 78, told her View co-producer Bill Geddie on Barbara Live, her weekly Sirius radio show.

    "What would bother me is if nobody got in touch with me," she admited. "What if … nobody wanted to be my friend. I would be very depressed."

    Checking the computer to see just how many friends she actually does have on her MySpace page, Geddie was forced to inform Walters she has only two: MySpace founders Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson – who just happen to be two of Walters's 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007 to be profiled on her Dec. 6 ABC special.

    "Nobody else wanted to be my friend?" said a disappointed Walters. "Nobody I went to high school with? … Nobody wanted to get in touch with me?"

    Her sorrowful response prompted Geddie to offer a plea to listeners.

    "If you're out there on MySpace, become a friend with Barbara Walters because it's so depressing to look at this," he said. "Really – just go on, say you love her or something, I watch The View all the time – something like that."

    Said Walters, with tongue planted firmly in cheek , "And that's for real that nobody wants to be my friend? What have I done?"

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  2. Is it wrong to want to laugh at this article? :roflmfao:
     
  3. Well, I am considering getting rid of my myspace account because I feel too old (at 33). This is making me reconsider the issue...
     
  4. No, b/c I did! I can totally see her saying all this too, w/ the look that she gets when she talks about things that don't please her fully.
     
  5. I don't think that is too old if you like doing it! I had one but I got rid of it a while back, b/c I felt like it was putting too much personal information out there, even when made private. I mean, if you have someone's full name and google them, you hit everything. When my name is googled, the first thing that comes up is where I work w/ all my info. I feel exposed enough already, w/o adding myspace to the mix...:yes:
     
  6. Is this for real? I used to actually somewhat respect Barbara Walters...until the View came along, that is.
     
  7. lol
    i want to be her friend :heart:
     
  8. And a couple of days later she still has only 2 friends? :s

    That IS sad...
     
  9. I sent her a friend request - maybe I can be her 3rd friend :yes:
     
  10. Unless she's actually going to respond to messages and send me comments, I don't want to be her friend. :lol:
     
  11. What's weird is her profile says she is 24. What's that all about?
     
  12. I can see it now, Barbara being the next Tila Tequila
     
  13. How funny I requested her and it has been a week and she never accepted me....all she wants is publicity
     
  14. haha she gets the WORST look on her face. Kinda like "Shut up you dumb B*tches!"

    I think she can be a bit condescending and rude sometimes. I'll pass on the friend request.
     
  15. Actually, I think her people got overwhelmed. I checked today and I am now one of her 10,467 friends :yes: