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Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance on 'The View': VIDEO

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Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance on The View to mark Barbara Walters' final day on the show.

Walters ordered her to "sit here and be fascinating!"

Walters then asked her if she would be running, what her grandchild's name will be, and about the "hard choices" (the name of her new book) she has had to make.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Baba Wawa' Appears On 'SNL' To Reflect On Her Career: Video

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Barbara Walters stopped by Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, where anchor Cecily Strong introduced a montage clip of past cast members lampooning the legendary newswoman. 

A good-natured Walters responded: "What an honor it was to see my groundbreaking career in journalism be reduced to a cartoon character with a ridiculous voice."

Watch Walters' appearance, in which she also pokes fun at her "Baba Wawa" nickname (it originated in an SNL skit with Gilda Radner in the 1970s), AFTER THE JUMP.

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Barbara Walters to Leave 'The View' and Retire on May 16

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Barbara Walters will leave The View on May 16 and retire from television, Variety reports.

Variety says it will run an interview with Walters on Tuesday and ABC will run a two-hour special about her on May 16.


The View Takes On Homophobic Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli: VIDEO

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Towleroad has already reported on Virginia State Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, and his extensive history of ignorant and homophobic remarks. Luckily, Cuccinelli's comments have not gone unnoticed by members of the media, and have received extensive criticism from news pundits and entertainers alike. 

This morning, the ladies of The View joined the growing list of media personalities criticizing Cuccinelli and his outdated rhetoric. After congratulating Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on his recent marriage, co-host Whoopi Goldberg quickly outlined the Virginia AG's goal to reinstate a "Crimes Against Nature Law," which would make such acts as oral and anal sex between consenting adults a felony. "Why are you in my bedroom? Get out!" shouted Goldberg, a long time supporter of LGBT rights. Barbara Walters added, "What he does is he automatically equates oral sex with homosexuality." "Well then I'm gayer than a gay 2 dollar bill..." added Sherri Shepherd, a co-host who hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with LGBT rights advocates. Joy Behar had perhaps the most amusing quip to offer: “he wants the government on my back and my husband off of it.”

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Zachary Quinto Has Been Practicing for his Barbara Walters Close Encounter Since Childhood: VIDEO

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Zachary Quinto appeared on The View yesterday and demonstrated that years of practice facing Barbara Walters prepared him to be able to charm the pants off her.

"I used to set up a video camera, and I would put a light on myself, and I would ask myself questions in my head, not out loud, like 'what was your biggest fear getting you to this moment in your life and career?'. But I wouldn't say it out loud. I would only say it to myself and then I would answer it out loud to the video camera, as if you were on the other side of the camera..."

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Barbara Walters: News of Elisabeth Hasselbeck's 'View' Departure Has Been Greatly Exaggerated - VIDEO

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Over the weekend US Weekly reported that Elisabeth Hasselbeck was leaving The View because of viewers unhappy with her right-wing chatter. Not true, says Barbara Walters.

"The truth is we love Elisabeth!"

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