The actress, who stars as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s upcoming movie Liz & Dick, pulled out of a much-hyped interview with Barbara Walters that was to air last week on ABC’s 20/20.
Walters later told viewers of The View that she was “disappointed” about the cancellation, especially as Lohan had then granted an interview with Leno. When co-host Whoopi Goldberg told Walters that she was a “very different kind of interviewer” than Leno — implying that he would not ask any tough questions — Walters replied: “I couldn’t agree more.”
In the taping for Tuesday’s Tonight Show, Leno asked Lohan about the incident, saying Walters looked “a little … upset.”
“So I heard,” Lohan replied. Asked why she pulled out of the interview, Lohan said: “It’s just, the timing wasn’t right, right now. I love her, and I’m a big fan of Barbara Walters. I met her when I was very young, and when it’s right, she knows she’ll be the first person I sit down with.”
Lohan added that she hasn’t spoken to Walters herself. However, “it’s all good,” she said. “I spoke to her people she works with.”
Watch clips of Lohan’s interview with Leno below. Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC, while Liz & Dick premieres at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon have opened up their baby brag book again! The 42-year-old singer has shared some personal photos of her 16-month-old sweethearts, Monroe (“Roe”) and Moroccan (“Roc”), on their website, dembabies.com, that were taken over the last six months. In one, the “American Idol” judge, who has said that swimming is her favorite exercise, is holding her two little water bugs in the pool. In another, the children’s dad, Nick Cannon, 31, leans down to give Roc a kiss on the cheek. Roc has a big smile on his face while resting a hand on the “America’s Got Talent” host’s knee.
Usher and Shakira are joining “The Voice” as new coaches next spring, when Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green take a break from the show, NBC said Monday. Original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on board in season four, the network said. The singing contest began airing its third season last week.
Aguilera is going on the road to support her new album, while Green is developing new music and a sitcom based on his life for NBC. “As I have expressed since Day One of the show … I am a singer and performer first and I am so excited to get back to that love,” Aguilera said in a statement. But she expressed eagerness about returning to “The Voice” in the future. The addition of the two new coaches will surely make for an interesting Season four.
NBC has officially picked up a new sitcom from Daytime Talk Show giant Ellen DeGeneres. The currently untitled single-camera comedy, is being written by Lauren Pomerantz, the senior writer for DeGeneres’ daytime talk show. Ellen will join Pomerantz on executive producer duties for the sitcom, which focuses on a successful and independent 32-year-old woman who, convinced she is certain to die alone, seeks the advice of those around her to reassure her that living as a singleton was the right choice.
This latest sale is the second in quick succession for DeGeneres and A Very Good Production; only last season, NBC bought the comedy The Smart One, another Ellen-produced show, in a bidding war.
ABC later picked up the project for a pilot, which will star Ellen’s wife, Portia De Rossi, as a “brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister – a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor.”