Barbara Walters: On Her Death Bed?!?

According to a new report, the end may be near for one of journalism’s most respected voices.

Barbara Walters may not have a lot of time left.

The long-time reporter and former co-host on The View has not been seen in public for about a year and a half.

The last recorded sighting of Walters took place in July of 2016, after two months after she left The View.

At 88 years old, Walters is allegedly confined to a wheelchair and almost never leaves her apartment in New York City, a friend tells Radar Online.

This isn’t stunning news for someone of her advanced age, but the insider is reportedly distressed because Walters is living such an isolated existence.

“No one is allowed access into her apartment,” this unnamed person tells Radar Online, adding:

“Friends have been trying to see Barbara since the summer, but the doormen keep turning everyone away.”

This same celebrity gossip website has claimed in the past that Walters is suffering from a touch of hearing loss and heart disease; she’s supposedly been showing signs of serious dementia for months.

This is very sad if it’s true.

In 1976, Walters became the first woman to host a national news program, doing so for ABC and earning a then-unprecedented paycheck of $ 1 million annually for her work.

From 1979 to 2004, she worked as co-host and a producer for the ABC news magazine 20/20.

She still serves as an executive producer on The View.

But Walters no longer goes into work, which is understandable for an 88-year old.

The problem here is that she doesn’t appear to be enjoying a well-earned retirement at all.

“Barbara broke her hip a few months ago, and she’s in a wheelchair now 24/7,” writes Radar, quoting its source on the story.

“She sits propped up in it in her library overlooking Central Park all day. She stares at the same page of a newspaper for hours.”

Continues the source:

“All she does is go from the bed to her wheelchair and back again.

“She hasn’t seen her beloved hairdresser or makeup artist, Lori, in over a year. Her house staff washes her hair and pulls it back in a ponytail.”

Someone close to the situation thinks Walters has Alzheimer’s Disease, Radar reports.

What does bring her joy on a daily basis?

Tuning in to watch her friends and former colleagues on The View, according to the website.

It’s unclear for how much longer she’ll be able to do this, however.

“Friends just want to say goodbye,” this source eerily says. “They simply want to see that she’s well taken care of.”


Nicole Walters: Rants About “Fancy” Bus Stop Moms, Wins Our Hearts

If you haven't yet seen this suburban mom's viral rant about "bus stop moms," then you're missing out an on experience.

As you can see in the video below, Nicole Walters is funny. She's just funny. Her viral rant isn't angry or defamatory, and countless people find it relatable.

In related news, where can we get an "Oprah Wasn't Built In A Day" shirt?

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So, Nicole Walters went on a Facebook video rant about the "fancy" moms (her words) at her child's bust stop.

Nicole is a married mother of three, and she and her family have only recently moved to the affluent suburban neighborhood.

Her "rant" isn't vicious or heated as some of the "rant videos" that we've seen recently floating around the interwebs.

Instead, her video reads more like stand-up comedy, but set in the environment that she describes.

It's 8am, so she hasn't showered yet or dressed for the day. She sent her nanny to walk her child to the bus.

(The nanny bit might not be relatable to everyone, but pretty much everything else about this should resonate with anyone familiar with suburban living)

Sporting a shirt that reads: "Oprah Wasn't Built In A Day," Nicole tells you exactly what she thinks of the other neighborhood moms.

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First, she's very direct and honest about her outfit.

She's wearing a bonnet, she hasn't showered (she has washed her face though, which is more than most of us do before showering).

She's wearing a loose-fitting, on brand tee shirt.

She also looks great, honestly. She really knows how to work a camera, and we don't just mean operate one.

The way that Nicole emotes throughout this video is pretty fantastic.

It was, you see, her 6-year-old's first day of kindergarten.

(Keep in mind that many kindergarten classes start two weeks later than fellow elementary schoolers)

And Nicole just could not bring herself to go out and deal with the other moms at the bus stop.

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(Nicole points her camera at the "fancy" mom and at her own nanny as they return from the bus stop after seeing the children off)

The bus stop moms are, you see, entirely too "fancy."

As she continues, you realize that it's not exactly the case that she's intimidated, though you'd understand it if someone did find these women intimidating.

Nicole singles out one neighborhood mom in particular.

"You don’t know how perfect she is. She’s so fancy. She’s so fancy. She’s skinny. She wears tennis clothes every day. Tennis clothes and a visor every day."

"Every day she wears that.”

Nicole says that this unnamed woman “is just so good at life. She’s just so good at life."

Rather than being intimidated, though, it seems clear that Nicole is annoyed by their superficial conversations.

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She mocks the use of vocal fry in some of the other moms' voices, but mostly her teasing seems to be in good fun.

We'll be honest, actually turning the camera on one of the moms, even from that distance, seemed a little invasive to us, right?

The woman's not a public figure; she's just a mom seeing her kid off to school.

But we have no idea who she is and, quite frankly, this funny video is a gift and we're glad to have gotten to witness it.

See it for yourself:

Nicole walters rants about fancy bus stop moms wins our hearts