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ABC News Cans VP Accused of Making Racist Remarks

After independent probe and administrative leave, Barbara Fedida won't be coming back

(Newser) - Last month, ABC News executive Barbara Fedida, who oversaw diversity initiatives at the company, was placed on administrative leave after a HuffPost article detailed "a long pattern of insensitive statements, including racist comments." Now Fedida won't be coming back. The Wall Street Journal reports that an outside...

Liam Neeson Addresses Backlash Over Jarring Story

'I'm not a racist,' actor says on 'Good Morning America'

(Newser) - Liam Neeson appeared on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday to address the backlash over a disturbing story he told about his younger days. "I'm not a racist," Neeson told host Robin Roberts. The 66-year-old actor confirmed that nearly four decades ago, a friend of his was...

Robin Roberts Said 'Bye, Felicia' to Omarosa. Now, a 'Civil War'

According to Omarosa, that is

(Newser) - Omarosa was booted from (or left) the White House, Robin Roberts dismissed her with a "bye, Felicia" on Good Morning America, and now Omarosa has declared a "black woman civil war" against the morning show host, Fox News reports. Omarosa had appeared on GMA Thursday to offer her...

These Are Some of the Highest-Paid Hosts on TV
10 of Television's
Highest-Paid Hosts

10 of Television's Highest-Paid Hosts

Talk shows, reality shows, and more

(Newser) - How much does it pay to be a TV host? Whether it's a reality series, news program, talk show, or game show, Variety runs down the salaries of 19 of the highest-paid hosts on TV. The top 10:
  • Ellen DeGeneres: $50 million, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
  • Judith Sheindlin:

Joan Lunden: I Have Breast Cancer

Former 'GMA' co-host returns to show to reveal diagnosis

(Newser) - Joan Lunden returned to Good Morning America today to reveal that she's fighting breast cancer. Lunden, 63, co-hosted the morning show from 1980 to 1997, and she sat down with current co-host Robin Roberts, who's had her own health struggles recently. Lunden said she has "the aggressive...

Robin Roberts Comes Out

 Robin Roberts 
 Comes Out 

Robin Roberts Comes Out

Thanks girlfriend in Facebook post

(Newser) - Robin Roberts came out to colleagues and friends long ago, but in a Facebook post yesterday, she opened up to the public for the first time. In a post marking a year since the "critical milestone of 100 days post-transplant," she thanked all those who have helped her...

Robin Roberts Returns to GMA: 'All Is Right'

Popular host back after bone marrow transplant

(Newser) - Seems Robin Roberts is as good as her word : She's back on Good Morning America this morning following a nearly six-month absence for a bone marrow transplant. "I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening," Roberts said. "Faith, family,...

Robin Roberts Back at GMA Full-TIme Feb. 20

Doctors give the all-clear

(Newser) - Robin Roberts is back. As promised , she's been making some appearances on Good Morning America this month, and she'll be back at the anchor desk on Feb. 20. That's exactly six months since she got her bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder. "What...

Robin Roberts: I'll Be Back at GMA in Feb.

Makes a live appearance on the show to announce her progress

(Newser) - Robin Roberts appeared on Good Morning America for the first time since late August today, announcing in a live interview from her New York apartment that she's "coming home" soon. The anchor has been on medical leave since undergoing a bone marrow transplant in September to treat a...

Robin Roberts Upbeat After Bone Marrow Transplant

But 'I think she misses her mother,' says doctor

(Newser) - Robin Roberts "is doing fantastic" after a bone marrow transplant yesterday to treat a rare blood disorder —but, added her doctor in a poignant footnote on Good Morning America, "I think she misses her mother." Roberts' mom died the day after Roberts took leave from her...

Robin Roberts' Mom Dies Same Day Host Takes Medical Leave

'GMA' anchor is to undergo a bone-marrow transplant

(Newser) - Good Morning America host Robin Roberts started her medical leave a day earlier than scheduled yesterday, and ABC revealed the sad reason why today: She left to be with her mother in her last hours. Lucimarian Roberts, the first black person to head the Mississippi Board of Education, died at...

Robin Roberts: I'm Fighting Bone Marrow Disease

'GMA' host insists she'll beat latest health challenge

(Newser) - Robin Roberts is fighting a rare bone marrow disorder and will undergo a transplant, the Good Morning America co-host revealed today. "Sometimes treatment for cancer can lead to other serious medical issues and that's what I'm facing right now," said an emotional Roberts, who successfully fought...

Chris Brown: 'I Had to Release the Anger Inside'

He apologizes ... which makes everything better, right?

(Newser) - Chris Brown is sorry for yelling, tearing his shirt off, and throwing a chair into a window after a Good Morning America interview on Tuesday. Of course, it's not all his fault he got so angry. ABC didn't stick to the "talking points" set forth by his camp, he...

Chris Brown Goes Nuts After GMA Interview

Reportedly smashes a window with a chair after Rihanna questions

(Newser) - Today's "a leopard can't change his spots" story: Chris Brown apparently went berserk after a Good Morning American interview this morning. TMZ reports that Robin Roberts questioned Brown about the infamous Rihanna incident and his legal issues. He tried to change the subject; she persisted. After the interview, Brown...

It's Stephanopoulos vs. Cuomo to Replace Sawyer

The two are the leading candidates for 'Good Morning America'

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer's impending departure for ABC's evening news leaves two top contenders for her post at Good Morning America: George Stephanopoulos and Chris Cuomo. Stephanopoulos has the edge, writes Howard Kurtz, because he's got the bigger name and has performed well as host of This Week. But he has one...

Study: Breast Self-Exams Don't Improve Cancer Survival

They increase biopsies of benign lumps

(Newser) - Breast self-examinations, long recommended to women to detect early signs of breast cancer, serve no purpose, according to a review of the latest research. WebMD reports that 10-year studies of 388,500 women in Russia and China showed no improvement in survival rates from the self-exams, but revealed an added...

'GMA' Host Has Breast Cancer
'GMA' Host Has Breast Cancer

'GMA' Host Has Breast Cancer

Roberts says she'll have surgery, urges viewers to undergo screening

(Newser) - Good Morning America's Robin Roberts revealed she has breast cancer today and will be undergoing surgery shortly and follow-up treatment in the coming months. After filming a special about colleague Joel Siegel's battle with cancer, she told ABC News, "I went to bed, I did a self breast exam...

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