Barbara Walters Admits to Secret Affair

Barbara Walters is shaking things up!

Babs has a new book coming out -- it's called Audition -- and it's filled with her memoirs, which apparently include a secret affair she had in the '70s with a married senator. Barbara tells Oprah (of course), in a show set to air on Tuesday, that she and Sen. Edward Brooke were freakin' in the bedroom for years! The rascally View host called her lover "exciting" and "brilliant", and admitted to Ops that she had it bad. "I was certainly infatuated ... It was exciting times in Washington."

Barbara was an up-and-coming journalist, who was scared that, if word of the affair hit the press, all of her hard work would be for nothing.

"This is going to come out," she said a friend warned her. "This is going to ruin your career ... This is going to ruin him. You've got to break this off.'"

Huh -- it's hard to picture Barbara Walters as a seductive temptress looking for a thrill, but it's a nice reminder that she is human. I may even read this now...

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