"The View" host Barbara Walters announced on her show Monday that she was going to take some time off to have heart surgery.
The 80-year-old veteran journalist will undergo a heart valve replacement and only told her co-hosts shortly before the show aired. "I thought it best not to talk about it too far in advance," Walters said.
The gals of "The View" will be adding a new guest voice to their show, "Octomom" Nadia Suleman, reports AP.
Suleman joins hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd on Wednesday's show, airing 11 AM ET.
Sparks should fly, since Suleman has been a hot topic on the show in the past.
The mother of 14 started her 15 minutes of fame last year, when she gave birth to eight children conceived through in vitro fertilization. She has been criticized in the past for having such a large family while living on public assistance and creating a chaotic environment for the octuplets, who just celebrated their first birthday in January.
Unlike so many other political wives who have been faced with cheating husbands, Jenny Sanford is not standing by her man, and she's discussing it in her new book, "Staying True."
Her husband, Gov. Mark Sanford, mysteriously vanished for four days last summer. When he resurfaced, he confessed to a clandestine trip to Argentina to be with his mistress, and revealed it in a rambling press conference -- unattended by Jenny.
Mrs. Sanford tells Barbara Walters on Friday's "20/20" about how she discovered the affair and the humiliation and disbelief she experienced. She also discusses how she left her husband for the sake of her own and her children's well-being, saying, "Mark needs to resolve a lot of his unresolved issues on his own."
Watch the whole interview tonight on ABC.
ABC hasn't completely dropped Adam Lambert.
The controversial singer will stop by ABC's "The View" next week.
Lambert announced the appearance on Twitter, "I will be performing and hanging w the ladies of ABC's The View Thursday the 10th!"
This week, ABC canceled Lambert's appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" special after the network received complaints about his risqué performance on the American Music Awards.
The season 8 "American Idol" runner-up will also be featured on "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009" on Wednesday.
Don't expect to see Sarah Palin on the small screen any time soon.
When asked by Barbara Walters (in an interview to air Nov. 20 on "Good Morning America") if she'd ever consider starring in a reality show, Palin, 45, says, "I would never... I would, no, I would not ever want to put my kids through such a thing."
"Shoot, our, our life has become kind of a reality show," she continues.
Palin also addressed rumors that she'll host a talk show.
"There have been lots and lots of offers in these last couple of months especially coming our way, some bizarre things," Palin explains, adding that her own series may not be in her family's best interest.
She remained coy about her 2012 presidential aspirations.
"That certainly isn't on my radar screen right now," Palin says. "[But] when you consider some of the ordinary turning into extraordinary events that have happened in my life, I am not one to predict what will happen in a few years."
The former VP hopeful continues, "My ambition if you will, my desire, is to help our country in whatever role that may be, and I cannot predict what that will be, what doors would be open in the year 2012."
Palin adds that she would play a major role on the political scene "if the people will have me."
Palin's book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," hits bookstores Tuesday.
Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin tells Barbara Walters that she didn't know her eldest daughter Bristol was sexually active before learning about her pregnancy.
"That's why it was shocking" Palin admitted. "Truthfully, we were devastated."
In Sept. 2008, the Palin camp announced that Bristol, then 17, was pregnant and she would marry the father, Levi Johnston.
La Toya Jackson talked with Barbara Walters about the loss of her brother Michael -- and how his three children are coping.
The 53-year-old told Walters her brother thought he would be murdered. She admitted, "When I found out he had actually passed, I said, 'No. I wasn't an accident. Michael was murdered.'"
"I don't think we'll find a person as talented, a person who thought the way he thought... a person with the heart that Michael had," La Toya lamented. "People aren't that way anymore. He was special. He wasn't God, but he was certainly god-like. He was the closest thing to a god that I knew."
Jackson was laid to rest last week at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, Calif. La Toya said, "He was dressed in all white pearl beads going across, draped across... and a beautiful big gold belt." She also confirms the late superstar's makeup and hair were done "beautifully."
La Toya also explained that Michael's three children, now being raised by their grandmother Katherine, have a good relationship with grandfather Joe Jackson. "They love their grandfather," she said. "They... like the fact that he's very outspoken. And they say that, 'Grandpa, he tells you like it is.'" She added that Prince Michael, Paris and "Blanket" will continue home schooling.
Barbara Walters' interview with La Toya Jackson airs on "20/20" on Friday, Sept. 11.