December 16th, 2011
02:02 PM ET
Barbara Walters to Kardashians: 'You don't have any talent'
Barbara Walters went for broke when interviewing the Kardashians as part of her "Most Fascinating People" special. According to the New York Post, the 82-year-old journalist told the reality star family they lack talent.
During the interview with Kourtney, Khloe, Kim and mom Kris, which aired Wednesday on ABC, Walters didn’t waste any time bringing up Kim’s sex tape. "Was it a good thing to have done?” Walters asked.
"I have certainly made mistakes in my life, for sure," Kim said of the video that made her famous. Kris Jenner called the sex tape “devastating.”
Barbara asked which of the girls is mom Kris Jenner's favorite, and - surprise, surprise - the sisters all answered Kim, while Kris played coy. Khloe came back with another zinger for her “momager”: "It's whoever gives her the most percentage rights.”
Walters also brought up the “famous for being famous” critique. "You don't really act; you don't sing; you don't dance,” she told the women. “You don't have any – forgive me — any talent!"
"But we're still entertaining people," Khloe responded.
"I think it's more of a challenge for you to go on a reality show, and get people to fall in love with you for being you," Kim added.
As for Kim’s recent quickie marriage, it wasn’t mentioned because the interview was taped in September. Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries on Halloween.
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So ... Barbara Walters is accusing them of having no talent and of being famous for being famous - while highlighting them in her "Most Fascinating People" special? Gee ...
Pure trash, deport them all!!!
NO TALENT???????????????? What about Bruce? He won the Decathlon!
Hey, I have a suggestion for a new show - "Bruce and Kim and Their Disturbing Weekend in Las Vegas."
How can she say they have no talent??? Isn't there a word for female tools???
Oh yeah, there is.
NO TALENT???!!!! Has she not seen Kim's movie she made with Ray J? It was Academy Award material!!!
whats really sad is that we'll never be rid of them 20 years from now they'll probably be on vh1's where are they now? show
Way to go Babs for saying what we've all known for years!
Pot, meet kettle.
The Kards Have no talent? I don't think we needed Baba Wawa to tell us that.
Reality TV shows are the worst usage of TV air time imaginable but then again their popularity shows just how low humanity has sunk.
LEARN to spell
Kris is spelled CHRIS
Kourtney is spelled COURTNEY
Khloe is spelled Chloe
STOP TRYING to be different and freaking spell correctly! Freaking freaks....
Frankly, calling these people out for not having talent is a no-brainer. Everyone knows it but they still watch because most people want to see what these fools are up to rather than face the real issues. Bread and games...
Kim looks like a walking Bratz doll. What does she contribute to society? However, I'm shocked to say that Babara makes 82 look good.
I agreed with Barbara Walters 100% They not only lack talent, they also do not have substance.
I only hears about their names, i never ever waste my time watching or reading anything about the airheads.
Agreed Bill, its trash.
Do they have any qualifications?? such as education, besides high school? What really catapulted these no talent and substance idiots to the lime lights.
What a waste of flesh???? Only people with less than half of a brain pays attentions to these jokers (jokers is been nice) to use less demeaning words. Bimbos for sure.
Talent is something you're born with, The Kardashian's most certainly have talent!
This Kardashian stuff is pure garbage...hard to believe anyone wastes time even watching or paying any mind to their comments or antics. A bunch of rubenesque, smart-mouth, women who have managed to get onto TV! This isn't reality by any definition! This is a lesson for all watchers on "How not to behave" !
'Walters also brought up the “famous for being famous” critique. "You don't really act; you don't sing; you don't dance,” she told the women. “You don't have any – forgive me — any talent!"'
Nail on the head.
'"But we're still entertaining people," Khloe responded.'
The cast of Gilligan's Island was entertaining, you and your family are a freak show that satisfies everyones busy body itches in a sanitized way that doesn't offend you for the money you get. If people weren't so nosy about getting in to other peoples business you'd be in the poor house if you couldn't do anything else.
Barbara is going to criticize their fame while using them for her own tv shows? Hypocritical old hag
I never liked the Kardashian's nor do I have any desire to watch their show. I've heard they will do anything to make a buck, to the point of cutting deals with unsavory, ethically challenged credit card companies. Sure, they are more than annoying, but what really aggravates me is that we have Ryan Seacrest to thank for this kind of garbage TV being forced on the American public. He's the show's producer. Please Ryan, is it too much to ask that you produce a show doesn't include reality so many, talentless reality TV bimbos? I scolded my Mother for watching this show. Hopefully I have shamed her enough to come to her senses!
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They're just trash. Just like paris hilton, lindsay lohan, etc. All just trash. Quit giving them a national stage and maybe they will fade away...
I so hate it when people out walking their dogs don't bother t pick up the kardashians after the dog is finished.
The only kind of men the KarTrashians can attract are black men. That's what makes them so "classy". Yea, right.
They clearly have one talent we all wish we had, MAKING MONEY IN LARGE AMOUNTS!
Well, there is a name for that kind of person who sells themselves for money. World's oldest profession and all.
Famous for being famous? Wow, never seen any of them on TV. And never will.
Big boobs, long hair and a goos PR group that all they have.
"Kardashians, you don't have any talent"? This is not news to anyone.
America is full of these "no talent" people. Famous just because they are famous.
But they're NOT famous. It's the media who keep telling us they are. And we all know the media lies.
I always hated Barbaba Walters. Now I love her for doing this one thing in her life. Please let this be the beginning of the END for this bizarre family of NO-talent losers.
Yes, ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF AMERICAN FREAKS
Barbara Walters is a train wreck herself-Married four times, admits to having an affair with a married man etc...
I CAN"T STAND HER!!!
When i heard about Kardashians i thought they were from the planet Kardashia. Seeing the interview with Babs confirms my first thoughts.
It's not fair to say they don't have talent because they do have model beauty and interesting drama. Talent comes in many flavors for different tastes. Widen out, Barbara.
I never even knew who this family was until the cow divorced her freaky looking Husband????? But now I wish they would all disappear. God, these people are a joke!
wow! what gave her that idea!??!?
Kim has a nice **ss? If her hips were any bigger she could carry three people along with her
Barbara & the K's all need to R.I.P., None of Barbaras questions showed talent with nothing new discovered. Go away!
i agree barbra, but people keep throwing money at them. What can you do? ET keeps covering it... It should turn back into the classy show it used to be 20 years ago.
It's all Obama's fault.
Personally, I find them boring. The older three women speak with a monotone and no expression in their voices. It gets old really fast. Bruce is okay though. He's the one with the real talent from the Olympics.
It's that same old mantra. The rich can "buy" their way into the spot light. A classic case is Ashlee Simpson (Jessica Simpson's younger sister). Not an ounce of talent. Her voice is like scratching on a chalkboard. However, her Daddy has big bucks, so he purchased a band for her and a reality show.
great report barbara .. i would have never figured that out...
Barbara has no talent either
I agree with you and barbara. A bunch of no talents.
Take away their money, and these people are trailer trash. I take that back; I'd rather spend time with trailer trash than any Kardashian. The conversation would be at a much higher level.
Mrs. Walters I totally agree with you.
Hey Barbara, they have at least one talent... they'd get me to blow a load all over them WAY before you would, but otherwise... you're right!
“Most Fascinating People” does not necessarily mean fascinating in awe inspiring way. They have high ratings and they capture the eye of the public. It goes both ways and that is why she included them… perhaps to get their take on why they are so popular when they have , as she points out, no talent.
I am so glad someone of notoriety/credibility finally came out and said what we were all thinking.
The Kardashians suck. Period. They are a nasty immoral drain on everyone they come in contact with.
Kim "made money on her wedding". What does that tell you? I feel sorry for the poor guy she conned into marrying. No wonder he asking for an annulment. How long until Bruce Jenner gets dumped my her mother when he stops bringing in popularity points?
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HAPPY NEW YEAR RYAN SEACREST!!!! THE KARDASHIANS WAS A GREAT PROJECT FOR YOU...
Who cares? They are worthless people. This is not news. It's the lack of news.
Barbara is only saying what the rest of the civilized nation is thinking. Kim K. spends a few days in Haiti and she feels she has made a difference? I've been a Social Worker for 20 years and still feel I need to do more!!!
I'm not sure that a revelation from Barbara Walters that the Kardashian's have no talent is really news. In fact, if I had been her instead of interviewing them, I would have wanted to speak to their press agents. Those are the people who would be more interesting. I mean, having the ability to keep a family in the public eye, who have no real talent is the real talent.
Kim, just between you and I. I too had a black man. It is true, once you go black you keep coming back. However, only in my mind because had I continued to dive into the chocolate pools of deep, dark sweetness, I would not have lasted as long in my groundbreaking career. I knew that Kris Humpme wouldn't last. He reminds me of an obnoxious Young Frankenstein. Give the Bush back to Reggie.
"But we're still entertaining people," Khloe responded.
The Simpsons are a far more entertaining family. Barbara somewhat redeems herself by rightly telling them they have no talent. But, she's part of the problem for making them a part of her "Most Fascinating" show to begin with.
Honestly, love or hate the Kardashians, they fulfill their intended purpose – to distract us. I watched about two minutes of Kim's wedding – I actually landed on the channel as guests were arriving. The whole two minutes, until I couldn't take anymore, was about bragging rights. It was the who's who of whosville showing up to Kim's wedding, and E! actually listed each celebrity guest by name as they arrived, while Kim practiced her faces in the mirror. Personally, I choose to watch The Walking Dead. In the scheme of everything it's about as useful of my time as wathcing the Kardashians, but The Walking Dead is a heck of a lot more entertaining and not afraid to be known as fiction.
why is everyone blaming kim? kris h is a jerk and all he wanted to do was party with girls behind kim's back and now he's trying to cash in and his family too.
Old lady Walters, who has had repeated affairs iwth married men, is now jealous of a younger womn. I remember when Walters was a journalist. How far she has fallen
excellent analysis Barbara ... DUH
We can pretend that people don't love them, but the ratings don't bare that out. If the rating weren't here, then there would be no show. I think Barbra's comments put the nail on the head. Of course she popular. She has no redeeming value as a person, contributes nothing to our society or culture, and yet she lives a great life. It's the American dream; be nothing, do nothing, have nothing expected of you, and be handed fame and wealth.
car wreck syndrome?
The Kardashians have big racks and Barbara Walters is jealous! It is as simple as that.
Wow.....Bravo Linds. This may be the most moronic post on the internet. Please, a round of applause for this Mensa member.
Barbara Walters is 100% right. They're not even that hot either . The only people that should be more ashamed than the vapid Kardashian's are the morons watching and feeding into their nothingness.
Someone should sue Seacrest for polluting televsion, then give them all a one-way ticket out of the country!
Bad move for Ryan Seacrest
I dislike Barbara I think she is a FAKE ,and I can't understand the Kardashians,and Barbara just asking this throlls they don't have talent? whaooo she found out only now? we all know this are a bunch of morons,whanabee's ,not class,not smart ,kim just happen to have a good PR is all! ,I was surprised she put them on the show.they are not fascinated people to me .I didn't even saw her special ,Barbara is danger she fired people and they didn't even know like Star Jones,Rossie,try to take a woman from Oprah show,the woman ending not Oprah not Barbara ,she promised this woman better pay and a big succeseful show ,in the end this woman ended with not one .This woman comeback to Oprah show and told her the true about Barbara ,and a big show for her,I think Oprah was not thrilled about when she found about it!
What? I couldn't understand anything you wrote!
Barbara is a hypocrite! Why in the world would she interview them if she felt as though they lacked talent? This is the same women who had 'The Situation' on one of her lists. Barbara is way past her prime and she's now getting desperate, knowing that an interview with the K's, no matter what you think of them, will draw interest. If Babs had any credibility left, then she would not have spoken with them. She needs to retire now!
Work on that spelling and grammar Maria, that was horribly written. Just horrible.
Missy, go back to school. Now. Your english sucks! lmao
Ho, ho, ho... need i say more?
I'm ready for a season of "Kardashian's disappear."
I thinks he eats rat droppings
Does anybody else think fosty is g@y? im watching him now n he is g@y like a brick. he cant even count.
@@@mad raper yea u would like f@g a55 comment cuz ur one of his fatty friends
What if I am one of his fatty friends that likes f@g a55 comments?? (lol) You're just jealous of his boogie ;P
@missy. y dont u stfu. y r u on here complaining bout ppl complain on a blog. if u dont like it . dont read n comment. go eat a pig n feel better fatty
If people didn't watch such a stupid program, Barbara wouldn't be interviewing the "attention (camera hores) tramps". they are making money for having to talent. their claim to fame is their daddly was one of oj simpson's attorney. people that watch such trash NEED TO GET A LIFE!!!! SAD!!!! LOL!
Typo * they are making money for having NO talent.
I love you Barbara... you really do say it like it is. No talent family.
Kim's not untalented...that cow sucks a mean dick.
Way to go Barbara! Always loved you for calling a spade a spade. The Khardashians are nothing! They need to go away.
forgive me but, Barbara Walters really does not have any talent either
Barbara has more talent in her left pinkie than the Kardashians!
And to think, Europeans see these people as an "American Family". These people have single-handedly undone all the work President Obama did to be respected again after George Bush. Who are the morons supporting these people? That's who we should go after....
I am always amazed that these "K" people make the news like EVERY single day when people claim to hate them so much. I have watched so much TV and have NEVER seen them on. Why do people watch them only to complain DAY IN, DAY OUT?! American TV offers so many stations and people STILL find the time to watch those people?! Just so they can complain?! My complaint is more like I am sick of people complaining about them. And really Yahoo writers NEED to find other things to write about. Like SERIOUSLY!!! Stop talking about them! Thank you Barbara Walters for being so frank!
Enough all ready with this Kardashian stuff....stop soiling the earth....
Kim is such a fat cow. All her mag photos are shopped all to hell. Her ass is actually massive. Worst of all she can't even make a decent p0rn vid.
I would hit all the women in that family with this big monster in my pants.
John J. You obviously have no taste and or class.....The entire family is a waste space......
I'll take a hit, please.
And granted, that's not saying much....
We like to look at T and A...That is why we watch these ladies...However, I question if anyone looks at Khole...She got the bad end of the stick...
She may not fit the K "mold", but I think she got the majority of the brains in the family.
Khloe is not really a Kard....she's the result of her mom's affair and it is now known to many. She doesn't even act like the other two.
All of the Tardashians are liberal stooges. Just sayin.
your fatgina is a liberal stooge
@Playjojo brother and nephew reserved huh?I wonder how reserved they are when they-
're biting a pillow.
Barbara Walters has a really great way of pointing out the obvious. I do love her interviews. So, the Kardashians are over. Who is next?
What amazes me is that it took a Barbara Walters interview for us to learn that the kardashian's have no talent!
Kudos to Babs for exposing the K's talent secret!
people who have no talent to share are not celebrities, they are fads who overstay their 15 minutes of novelty entertainment.
Excuse me Babs but the Kardashians certainly DO have a talent ... for making money.
And they ARE entertaining otherwise no one would be talking about them – derogatory or not
I think everyone is just so jealous theyhave to resort to bashing and name calling .
You GO Girls 🙂
There's a cliff for you to jump off of.
Wow! What an appropiate name ! You are in lalaland. Most of America is in lalaland. Anyone who supports this vulgar family is sick.
Look, short of theft, no one makes money unless someone else willing pays it to them, generally because the payor believes it's to his/her/its advantage. If you resent the amounts of money entertainers, professional athletes, etc., get paid, why blame them? Wouldn't you accept the bucks? Question the wisdom of the payor, but don't blame the recipient.
Um, yeah, jealous. That's the word we were all looking for. We're all just pea soup green with envy. Lol. Something tells me your gay, but more of the "flaming" kind. That's where they're a hit. Like Lady Gaga and the like. However, my gay nephew and step brother, the more reserved kind, find them all pretty repulsive, like most of america.
You know, I sort of agree with you. I haven't watched any Kim programs but I can respect how she makes money doing hardly anything. She got pretty lucky with that s3x tape so why not revel in all the (un- lol)glory now, save the money, go to college, and do something productive. *shrugs* Truly, if nobody cared about her, she wouldn't be as successful as she is.
Actually, it's not jealousy. It's more like a "car wreck", no one really wants to see a mangled mass and bloody bodies (no talent and OVERexposure), but you can't help looking. I thought they were okay before I couldn't take a breath without seeing or hearing them.
I knew it'd go too far when the family was on the football field 2 seconds after the Saints won the superbowl. Wives and children go, not the girlfriends with her family. In any event, they are only human and they are celebrities. Unless they cultivate actual talent or, I dunno, find Jimmy Hoffa, they'll eventually fade out.
Babs...we all been screaming about this for awhile now...i think you need to stop hanging out with them too. magazines sales are slow...i think they need to find other careers..there silly and the 72 day marriage didn't help.
Yawn. you really are not funny. give it up f@g b!t*h.
I thought it was kinda funny... lol
Thank you Barbara Walters for letting everyone in on what we all ready knew. Question, why would they be on the list of "Most Fascinating People". There is nothing FASCINATING about them. They should be on worlds stupidest people.
I'm surprised Mom/boss pimp Kris didn't backhand Babs. I bet she'd have hit the studio floor like a sack full of skinned turkeys.
It's about time someone pointed out to these idiot that they are wasted space on this planet and they have no talent whatsoever. I can't stand this family. I wish they would get out of my magazines, off my news websites and off my television set.
Rod, get ready for these imbeciles to be running around Uptown and Highland Park starting next week.
Rod, I am sorry for the fine city of Dallas. Get ready for Kloe and Lamar goes to Dallas. This family is horrible!
New show, "Khloe and Lamar take Dallas"...yikes.
She posted a picture of her at the MAT. Please, Khloe, its alllllll yours now.
I've had enough of them.....and they live with me!
The Kardashians are headed down the Paris Hilton path now. The 15 mins is up... the marriage/divorce cash payoff finally woke the general public.
We can only hope!
First of all, no you're not entertaining. Second, yes you can fall in love with people on TV for just being themselves. Key point here is – being you! None of you are being you while you're taping your show. Sometimes, maybe, but for the most part it's scripted, even though it's supposed to be 'reality', so that's not being you. There is nothing 'real' about your 'reality' show or many others, like the 'Housewives' series. If that's reality in your world, you really need to get out and mingle with real people who live paycheque to paycheque, if they're lucky, and have no money for 'extras' like going out for dinner, going to the movies, etc. That's reality darling!! And it's not mingling with real people when you help out at a homeless shelter for Thanksgiving and there's photographers there for the photo op!! Try volunteering somewhere out of the limelight and try actually connecting with 'real' people. Then maybe you will have a clue ... or maybe not!!
Wow. Went on for quite a while there about these people. Despite what you're saying, you are obviously seriously obsessed. And the sponsors (and the Kardashians) thank you for that. Everyone posting here (alas, me too) has some sort of interest in this family; saying otherwise is pure denial.
Hey K dick, we read the article because of BW, nit because of your cellulite toting fantasy bimbo. You are the idiot who is in denial, lol.
what the h3ll is that JoLenk about............total nut job..........what does she think she's going to be discovered or something?! not one original thought
"Entertaining people ?" really ?!
Those K's need to get their heads out of their A*** and wake up and go away into obscurity. (Sigh).
Why do they keep putting themselves in the headlines ad nauseam....you think everyone would be sick of them now and move on. I thank Barbara Walters for the absolute truth of her critique.
it's about time someone said the truth....this dysfunctional family has no talent at all.
I'd have to agree but I think it's fairly obvious that we're living in an age where you can be rich and famous for nothing really...sad but true. As long as people keep watching the Kardashians will get paid and most likely could care less what Barbara Walters has to say.
I like how she calls the tape a mistake when in reality it's the ONLY reason she's famous.
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Yeah...a little OOPS. Ya think Momager knew about it before hand? (LIght bulb over head)
"Momager" is probably the one that filmed it.
That sounds about right. I'd never even heard of her or her family until that tape came out. At first she tried to blame it on RayJ but I've heard it was all about the money so she went with it, then tried to play it off like she was the victim. Sounds shady to me. In the end I guess the jokes really on us. The Kardashian's have absolutely no talent to speak of. Yea Kim's a good looking woman with a nice ass but what else does she have...oh yea...lots of MONEY!
LoJenk is a tuuurd burgaler extrordinaire.
I sure H8 your videos LoJenk. Why do you have to post those crappy things on every blog? You sure are an embicile and idiot.
Um...you can by pass those, you know. Don't have to watch them....
I "report abuse" for all of her videos.
I like my ipad. I take it to the bathroom, sit on the john, and read stories like these while I take a long,relaxing kardashian.
Maybe you should have someone come in and give you a blumpkin too.
that's well said, i haven't laughed so hard in a long time, i do the same:))))) ha ha
Barbara Walters may be ancient now but she did a very good interview there. Kept it real and didn't miss a thing. "But we're still entertaining people." Really, Chewbacca? You were good on Star Wars but that was it.
All Chewbacca did in the movie was make the same damn sound... how is that good? 😛
Can you die now so this c r a p doesn't have to be on every single article?
Well this is to Barbara from KIM: U R probably right I don't have any talent just slight more than you. But I do have hips something u never had
TO ALL U WHITE GUYS HATING ON KIM: Stop hating Kim because she has slept with a Few Black Guys, she hasn't slept around with a lot of us just a few. So shut the f--UP, before u wake her up, now I'm going back upstairs to finish my NAP with KIM
No matter how much I like the girls. They dont have any talent just money. They must have blonde in their roots..
Loretta is a HOOT!!!! Love her videos ... SUCH an accomplished actress ... sincere kudos!!! 🙂
Newsflash, Kardashians - America isn't in love with you. You're the televised car wreck we're passing as we channel surf. And BTW, only one person fell in love with you but then Kim filed for divorce 72 days later.
Talk about family drama...that's what the show is all about. The fights, the struggle for attention, & the money. Kris Jenner is in the driver's seat pulling all the strings. If Kris Jenenr can make any money by p i m p i n g out ANY of her family members she will do it.
The only attraction is Kim's supposed beauty....Kim who bounces in & out of bed with various men saying "how much she loves them"....then "it" is over...fast...like the 72 day marriage. Kourtney who is having yet a 2nd child from her toxic relationship with unstable alcoholic Scott D. Khloe who married LaMar after only a few weeks of knowing him....just where ARE LaMar's children by his FIRST marriage?
If you are PROUD to marry black men...then WHY don't we see the extended famillies?? At Kim's wedding to Kris Humphries we saw a brief glance of PaPa Humphries...we did NOT see any other black members of Kris Humphries family...only all the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
Too sad for words to HIDE the black members from the marriage of the Kardashian women.
Mrs. Walter's must've not seen Kim's microphone skills in the Ray J movies. Goodness!
The guys do not care if she has talent(which she doesn't) they are only looking at her body and having multiple fantasies.
If anyone's in love with Kim, it's most certainly not for "being her"... it's her hot looks.
There are many extremely talented artists in the world, starving and unknown. That this family is famous for being a "train wreck" is a tragedy. I can't stand even the mention of them.
Hatem or lovem you'll still taking time out of your day to comment on them. They're 100% right to say they entertain people because they DO and get paid alot of money for it. If you want to hate someone hate the people that actually watch their shows. They're just supplying the demand.
Please that's right honey America, the world doesn't love u u are in love with you and that's sad real sad. Barbara WAWA set the record straight u and all of your family can not act I wouldnt waste my time watching–OH and tell step-daddy his face lift is really really SCARY