Updated Mar 29, 2013 - 7:53 am
DISH: Barbara Walters will retire next year
A source says the 83-year-old will soon announce that she will retire in May 2014.
According to Showbiz411, Barbara Walters was ambushed by ABC Thursday. Sources told the the website that ABC allegedly revealed Walters' retirement against her will, and that she only spoke with the network about leaving ABC News and not The View.
Bieber's mom responds to meltdown allegations.
Justin Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette was asked by Huffington Post Thursday about her son's recent public behaviors, and she went mostly mum:
"I really don't know what to say. I think moms always worry about their children."
She added that "letting go" has been difficult. Bieber has been making headlines of late, scuffling with paparazzi, having disputes with neighbors, causing a disturbance at his hotel in Paris and appearing two hours late on stage in London.
Mallette said that "the roles have changed now that he's 19."
"Of course I have talks with him, of course I have conversations with him about all that stuff. I wouldn't say [I'm more hands-off]...it's just different."
Surprising reason John Mayer got botox.
John Mayer had some Botox done, but he's not just (trying to conjure up) another pretty face.
The singer and guitarist has been on a vocal hiatus, due in large part to severe health issues that left him all but silenced.
Mayer eventually connected with Dr. Steven Zeitels, a laryngeal expert who rocketed to fame when Adele thanked him at the Grammys. Zeitels has also worked with Roger Daltrey and Steven Tyler.
After extended periods of voice rest, it became clear Zeitels' combination of surgery and Botox injections to paralyze Mayer's vocal cords and let them heal hadn't fixed the problem brought on by stress on Mayer's voice from constant touring and performing, and a longtime struggle with acid-reflux exacerbated by poor diet and drinking.
Next up: A more intense dose of Botox at UCLA. Mayer was left vocally paralyzed for months at a time, until he had a breakthrough and finally healed. Mayer is now prepping a 40-city tour and able to sing again.
Jay Leno hits seven-week high in viewers.
As Jay Leno fights for his job, more people are opting to tune into the show that he's expected to lose.
Entertainment Weekly reported The Tonight Show just hit a seven-week high in total viewers with 3.52 million, his best since the week of January 28.
The ratings bump last week came as Leno began taking nightly jabs at his employers as news hit that a succession plan was in the works to replace him with Jimmy Fallon.
As it now stands, Leno has outranked The Late Show with David Letterman (among 18-49 viewers) for the last 18 weeks in a row while topping Jimmy Kimmel Live for nine of their 11 head-to-head weeks.