Have there been any repercussions from her sloshed Election Night performance?
Any ABC insiders in the house?
You shush,,, im a ok.
She had a stroke ass hole
My Diane Sawyer story!!!! I've told it before but it is a good one.
In 1999 when I was like 19 (so she was wacko then too)I went to see a Broadway show. I saw her on the street while we were leaving. I dared to make eye contact. She glared at me, pointed, and screamed "excuse me young man!!!" She then clutched her jacket closed at the neck, got in her car, and kept looking back and muttering (like she was saying how dare you ! how dare you look over and over again.) As the car drove away she looked at me like I was dirt and she was Queen Victoria. My guess is they served her a lot cocktails at the show or the closet has driven the bitch insane.
On a scale of 1 to Diane Sawyer, how drunk are you?
r3 Great story! The woman seems like a real psycho bitch. How did she get as far as she has?
[quote]Today a representative for Sawyer spoke out in her defence, denying she was not drunk or on drugs and was instead just "exhausted".
"Diane's been up for days and she's had many sleepless nights. She was covering the hurricane and then preparing for the election broadcast," the representative told the Daily Mail.
[quote]It is not the first time Sawyer's on-air appearance prompted speculation she had been drinking.
[quote]In 2009 she reportedly appeared tipsy covering the inauguration of Barack Obama - at the time her representatives also said she was not drunk and just exhausted.
I think one thing that has hurt this site is there is no real gossip anymore -- there is only speculation re: Twitter, and PR denials.
PR now controls everything, and the best stories are the old ones before the image makers and crowded, crowing technology, overran politics and entertainment
The truth is that it was a bad case of nerves - she'd never handled that kind of high pressure gig without Charles Gibson - she knew she couldn't handle it and she didn't. My guess is that she'll never anchor a Presidential election again - she'll be gone by 2016.
I said... No, no, no.
The official party line around the office is she was exhausted that night, but as you will notice she will be absent at least one night a week from now thru the end of the year - David Muir is practically salivating as he "fills in" for Diane starting tonight and for at least one night a week until year's end. If indeed she is "exhausted", this is the network's way of giving her some time off to "rest".
That's what we've heard around the corner at 66 Lincoln Plaza, anyway...
The truth according to whom, R8?
Nerves do not make you thick-tongued and slurry. In a public-speaking or on-camera situation, they make you sharper.
This is a broadcaster with 40 years of training. I doubt she felt unready to anchor the night.
She was drunk or stoned on something. Someone at ABC had to have said something to her about it.
Thanks WABC Insider. Actual gossip!
While we have you: What's the latest you've heard about the Today Show mess? Are Matt Lauer's days numbered?
Why celebrities think they have a right not to be stared at is beyond me. Why did they become celebrities in the first place if they didn't realize they were going to be stared at? That's what fame means--people recognize you when you are in public--, and you cannot turn it off and on if you are staying in the public eye.
I have sympathy for the ones who bitch about people being rude to them and loudly demanding autographs in all spaces, but I have no sympathy for the ones who demand no eye contact from anyone not in their exalted circles. They are not eighteenth-century French monarchs.
I love R3's story. Thank you for re-sharing it.
I suspect she must have hosted Good Morning America many, many times on very little sleep without appearing drunk, so I don't quite buy the exhaustion argument.
Sawyer sounded just like those prescription med junkies on intervention.
Of course she's married to Mike Nichols. He was smuggled out of Nazi Germany as a child because he was high on Hitler's shit list. His grandfather was Gustave Landauer, Minister of Education in the Bavarian Soviet Socialist Republic. He was kicked to death by the Nazis along with Karl Liebknect and Rosa Luxemburg. Along with Lenin, the four Ls.
Diane slurred her way thru The View today. The gurrrl loves her dolls.
She always seemed a little drunk to me.
"Don't you look at me young man." LOL!
She a New Yorker, get over it Diane.
Diane will be up at Silver Hill in CT with the rest of the addicted and mentally unstable celebrities from NYC.
Gosh, I hope she doesn't go to rehab. She seems like she'd be a fun drunk.
She reminds me of the ladies in my town. Pretty, educated but just a tad "touched" if you know what I mean.
They mostly seem lucid but something about them seems like they have had one too many something or other during the daytime hours.
I would hate to see some of these types behind closed doors.
She's waiting for Ruth Bader "had a few before the State of the Union" Ginsberg to be her sponsor.
Billy Joel played the beautiful grand piano on the main floor of the main building. This piano is in the living room right off the dining room. Any of you who have been there and I know there are a few of you on DL that have been know exactly which piano I am talking about.
Guess he changed his mind. It's a well known fact that he was a patient there and often too so I am probably not stating anything new.
No it is not Passages but it is very beautiful there in an upper crust CT type of style.
R25, I heart you. Good job.
It'd be pretty easy to get her in the sack I would imagine.
The Widow Nichols?
She's a CUNT!
Not that I ever saw it. Or asked to.
David Muir has a horse face. How did he lose his looks so fast?