It's not hard for Barbara Walters to say "I'm sorry!"
"I shouldn't have done the interview," Perry told the music mag. "I was playing Madison Square Garden that same night, and I knew that the end of my marriage was coming. I was just exhausted and stressed. I'd prepped everyone that I was running late, but Barbara showed up at the original time anyway. When I got there, I apologized immediately, but then she said to me, 'You know, I've only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? Judy Garland. You know how she turned out, right?' I was like, 'Oh, snap! Yes, b-tch!'"
While Perry laughed off the exchange, saying she thought it was "the coolest thing" that the news veteran shaded her, on Monday's edition of "The View," Walters issued this statement: "Katy, if I made you feel at all unhappy, during a time when you were obviously unhappy, and I didn't know, I'm sorry. But you can't always know!"
True, that. Of course this isn't the first time Barbara's been called on to make an apology. Remember these incidents?
James Van Praagh
In 2008, Walters slammed psychic James Van Praagh after he told her he was concerned about her health. After the "Ghost Whisperer" co-executive producer told her he sensed issues with her blood "not moving correctly" as well as issues with her white blood cells and back, Walters went on "The View" to announce her clean bill of health -- and dish out a diss to Van Praagh.
Van Praagh told Access Hollywood, "I've known her for many years, I thought she was… such a class act, and to go on her show and really berate me, when I'm not there to defend myself, on something that was [done] very privately, that that wasn't right for her to do that. She said that I was dangerous. That's not right to do that, with the millions of people that I've helped with my work. She owes me an apology."
Two years later, when Barbara was headed for heart surgery, Van Praagh said the news was "a validation of what I got for her at that time."
In 2012, former "View" co-host Star Jones returned to the daytime chat fest for a not-so warm reunion with her old coworkers. While the chat started off fine, midway through Barbara and her posse started to dig in for the "truth" on why Jones left the talk show six years earlier. Next up, a mean girl gang up about Jones' gastric bypass surgery and how "The View" ladies had to cover it up for her.
But Jones decided to let bygones be bygones. After the interview, she told Access Hollywood she wasn't put off by the drama: "Girl, I was on 'The View' for nine years. There is nothing that surprises me," she said. She also added that Barbara didn't owe her an apology.
"She doesn't need to apologize -- that's your problem, that's their problem, that's not our problem," she said.
Barbara Walters' love-hate relationship with Donald Trump has been well documented, and it reached new heights in 2012 when she told the real estate tycoon to butt out of President Obama's birth certificate biz.
On an episode of "The View," Walters delivered this message to Trump: "Donald, you and I have known each other for many years and you know that I am your friend and I think you are a brilliant businessman and you are great on television and you have a fascinating personality. Donald, you're making a fool of yourself. You're not hurting Obama, you're hurting Donald and that hurts me because you're a decent man. Stop it. Get off it, Donald."
Queen Elizabeth II
Barbara made a royal mistake when she dared to diss the queen in 2012. While dishing about the London Olympic games, Walters made fun of the Queen of England, calling her "a woman who does not know how to smile."
"It's such a sour face," Walters added, before getting into "Fashion Police" mode. "She is 86, but she dresses like something out of the 19th century. The pink dress with the pink plume, but then the black gloves and the black bag... what does the Queen keep in that bag anyway? And black shoes with the pink dress. She never changes."
Irate royal watchers bashed the news legend, with some even petitioning her to apologize to Her Majesty. It wasn't long before Walters told Page Six: "In spite of everything, the Queen is a great example to everyone."
Glenn Beck's 2009 pit stop at "The View" didn't go well. The controversial radio personality got into a heated he said-she said with Barbara and co-host Whoopi Goldberg over an encounter they all had on a train.
While Whoopi called Beck a "lying sack of dog mess," Barbara took him to task for claiming to be a reporter but not checking facts.
Later, Beck said, "I'm not a journalist, I'm not an investigative reporter, but you are and so this is what has happened. I would like a response and an apology."
Er, we think he's still waiting…
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