If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound? But, more importantly, if Barbara Walters says on The View that she stands by Rosie O'Donnell, but Rosie is "on vacation" at the time, isn't it kind of pointless? (Well, more pointless than usual, anyway.) For those of you who have jobs/other interests besides watching Joy Behar, today on The View Barbara Walters read a statement about Donald Trump's lack of personal bankruptcies––thereby sidestepping a threatened lawsuit, and pissing on the flames of one of the most boring feuds between two over-televised people ever to occupy the news during Christmas week. There's no video up on YouTube yet, but naturally TMZ has one (and also a photo of Paris Hilton getting hit in the face with an ice cube. Seriously.) You can watch Walters' attempts at sincerity here. Of course, Trump has said that Walters personally told him that she was "embarrassed by" Rosie––which couldn't possibly be true. Anyone who has ever interviewed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on television in a red, off-the-shoulder top stopped feeling embarrassment a long, long time ago.
Her commitment to the idea that they're in a real abandoned subway station is positively breathtaking. Update: Oops. The video selfishly refuses to embed! But you can watch it on YouTube here. Not as fun, I know, but sometimes you have to go to great lengths to see Barbara Walters awkwardly flirt with fictional characters.