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Fans, Fun and Oprah: Barbara Walters Celebrates Her Final Day on The View

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UpdatePosted 05/16/2014 02:35PM

Fans, Fun and Oprah: Barbara Walters Celebrates Her Final Day on The View

Originally posted 05/16/2014 01:55PM

Barbara Walters said goodbye to The View, the woman-powered talk show she created for ABC in 1997, Friday morning.

"I may be available for supermarket openings and charity auctions," she joked at the hour's close before going on to mention her interviews of the powerful and famous on her specials and then on to her many years as the unmistakeable head of the table on The View, on which she'll remain executive producer.

This had been billed, somewhat delicately, as Walters's farewell to daytime television, but her summing up sounded very much like a pronounced "I'm outta here!"

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Barbara Walters Is 'Looking Forward to Not Having a Schedule' Post-Retirement | Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters Is 'Looking Forward to Not Having a Schedule' Post-Retirement

Originally posted 05/16/2014 06:00AM

The titans of TV came out to honor Barbara Walters, who is retiring after more than 50 years on air.

The first lady of network news is leaving The View, the show she created and has hosted ever since, after Friday's episode. Gathering at the Four Seasons in New York City on Wednesday evening were Walters's co-hosts past (Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Lisa Ling, Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos) and present (Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd). as well as a bevy of other stars.

Also celebrating Walters, 84, were Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Robin Roberts, Michael Douglas, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, George Stephanopoulos and wife Ali Wentworth, Al Roker and wife Deborah Roberts and Joan Rivers.

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Jenny McCarthy Shares Details of Donnie Wahlberg's Sweet Proposal | Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy Shares Details of Donnie Wahlberg's Sweet Proposal

Originally posted 05/15/2014 12:15PM

Donnie Wahlberg enlisted the help of Jenny McCarthy's son Evan in his proposal to The View host last month.

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Sherri's Husband Glad to Become a Dad – & Loses 50 Lbs. on 'Divorce Diet'

Sherri Shepherd's Husband Lamar Sally Excited to Become a Father – & Lost 50 Lbs. on 'Divorce Diet'

Originally posted 05/13/2014 08:30AM

There's at least one silver lining to Lamar Sally and Sherri Shepherd's divorce.

Lamar Sally told PEOPLE that he's lost "freakin' 50 pounds" as he goes through the process of separating from his wife, actress and The View regular Sherri Shepherd.

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Sherri Shepherd Stays Silent About Separation, Baby Drama on The View

UpdatePosted 05/12/2014 01:45PM

Sherri Shepherd Stays Silent About Separation, Baby Drama on The View

Originally posted 05/12/2014 12:30PM

Sherri Shepherd took her seat on The View's panel as usual Monday, gabbing about first openly gay NFL player Michael Sam, the latest diet fads and more.

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Sherri Shepherd Split and Baby News a 'Shock': Source

Sherri Shepherd Split and Baby News a 'Shock': Source

Originally posted 05/10/2014 01:05PM

Sherri Shepherd kept her personal problems from plain view.

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Sherri Shepherd's Husband Files for Separation, Seeks Custody of Unborn Child

Sherri Shepherd's Husband Files for Separation, Seeks Custody of Their Unborn Child

Originally posted 05/09/2014 07:55PM

Sherri Shepherd and her husband of almost three years, Lamar Sally, have split – and a legal fight is brewing over their unborn child.

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Barbara Walters Bids The View Adieu

Barbara Walters Bids The View Adieu

Originally posted 05/09/2014 11:15AM

The legendary journalist leaves her pioneering talk show after 16 years

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Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg Are Engaged!

Jenny McCarthy Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg

Originally posted 04/16/2014 11:15AM

There's a new bride-to-be on the block!

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