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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

JIMMY KIMMEL & ROBIN ROBERTS EPIC TWO NIGHT EVENT

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ABC PRESENTS A TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE ICONS WHO PASSED AWAY AND COMMEMORATE THE MOST NEWSWORTHY AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF 2017
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Dolly Parton






As another historic year comes to a close the ABC Television Network presents an epic two-night event filled with nostalgia, laughter, celebration and remembrance beginning with “The Year in Memoriam 2017” Monday, December 18th (10:00-11:00pm ET) followed by “The Year: 2017” on Tuesday, December 19th (9:00-11:00pm ET).


Robin Roberts



Jimmy Kimmel
Hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and conceived by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, “The Year in Memoriam 2017” celebrates the legendary stars and icons the world lost this year and the legacies they left behind. Roberts and Kimmel join forces for a unique tribute and learn more about these beloved stars through stories shared by those closest to them, including Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Bernadette Peters and Dick Van Dyke remembering co-star Mary Tyler Moore; Tracy Morgan, Bob Newhart, John Stamos and Bob Saget remembering fellow comedian Don Rickles; Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker honoring the legendary Glen Campbell; Hunter Hayes and Alice Cooper celebrating music stars Tom Petty and Chuck Berry as well as Dane Cook, Jeff Ross and Sean Hayes memorializing the multi-talented Jerry Lewis.



“The In Memoriam segments are always the most moving parts of a major awards show. Robin and I thought it would be fitting to pay longer-form and more personal tribute to these American icons with great stories from their friends, colleagues and peers,” Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!



2017 was filled with extraordinary moments, profound movements, surprising trends and plenty of politics. After covering the biggest news stories of the year, Robin Roberts and an all-star team of ABC News anchors and correspondents take a look back at the historic and most memorable moments in the two-hour special “The Year: 2017.” Robin, along with George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach, Martha Raddatz, Juju Chang, Dan Harris, Byron Pitts, Paula Faris, Jonathan Karl and Tom Llamas give viewers a wide-ranging review of the year in politics, top trends, pop culture and more.

Bernadette Peters



Alice Cooper
From President Trump’s first year in office to the #MeToo movement triggered by widespread sex abuse allegations in Hollywood to breakout stars and the viral videos that captured our attention, “The Year: 2017” is jam-packed with unforgettable highs and lows and features new interviews with some of the year’s most popular personalities and buzz-worthy breakout stars, including comedian Tiffany Haddish, Jeopardy contestant winner Austin Rogers, YouTube sensation Logan Paul and tennis star Sloane Stephens. Additionally, a panel of insightful and entertaining contributors join Robin and team as they examine the high and lows of 2017 including “The View” co-host Meghan McCain, ABC’s “Shark Tank” guest “shark” Rohan Oza, comedian Michelle Buteau, ESPN host Katie Nolan, Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier, CEO of TheBlaze Glenn Beck and ABC Contributor Alex Rodriguez.



“What I appreciate about the special is that you get an entire year of news and pop culture in just two hours. The show is appropriately serious when it needs to be and it's also filled with many fun, lighter moments," Robin Roberts, co-anchor, “Good Morning America.”



Jimmy Kimmel, Robin Roberts, and John R. Green are the Executive Producers of “The Year In Memoriam 2017” with Co-Executive Producer Seth Weidner and Senior Producers Michaela Dowd and Evelyn Seijido. It is a co-production of Lincoln Square Productions, Rock'n Robin Productions and Smoking Baby Productions.



John R. Green and John Palacio are the Executive Producers of “The Year: 2017.”




Friday, November 17, 2017

“20/20” A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 'BEHIND-THE-SCENES'

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SECRETS AND INTERVIEWS WITH ACTORS FROM CLASSIC HOLIDAY MOVIES
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Chevy Chase And Beverly D'Angelo


The Special Will Feature A Christmas Story Actor Peter Billingsley



“Lights, Camera, Christmas: Inside Holiday Movie Classics” Airs on “20/20” Wednesday, November 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC



The inspiration for Home Alone came from John Hughes preparing for a vacation and thinking about all the things he didn’t want to forget – including his kid, and Jack Nicholson was almost chosen for the role of the father in A Christmas Story. These are only a few of the lesser known facts about holiday favorites that marked the Christmas season for years. To kick-off the holiday season, “20/20” presents a Christmas special featuring actor Peter Billingsley, best known as the character Ralphie in the seasonal hit movie A Christmas Story.


This special takes viewers behind the scenes of holiday favorites, brings together the stars, and dissects the most memorable moments from the films. The special will feature interviews with Tim Allen and Eric Lloyd from The Santa Clause; Beverly D’Angelo and Chevy Chase from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; Mel Gibson from Daddy’s Home 2; and Brian Grazer, the producer of the live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas. ABC News’ Chris Connelly will also discuss the impact that these beloved films had on modern pop culture. “Lights, Camera, Christmas: Inside Holiday Movie Classics” airs on a special edition of “20/20” Wednesday, November 22 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.



The special will include insider details on classic holiday films including a casting decision, Jim Carrey’s torture surviving technique training during How the Grinch Stole Christmas; and a visit to a Vancouver psychiatric hospital, the stand-in for Gimbal’s toy department in Elf. The hour will consider the question of whether favorites such as Trading Places and Die Hard qualify as Christmas movies; and talk to a spokesperson from Rotten Tomatoes to discuss what it takes to qualify as a Christmas classic. The history of small-screen favorites such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” will be featured, as well as, interviews with the voice-over artists behind these favorite animated characters, and the owner of the fully restored Santa and Rudolph puppets.

Photo Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

DONNA KARAN DEFENDS DEFENSE OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN

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DIRTY HARVEY
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Donna Karan Is Sorry





Fashion designer Donna Karan said the comments she made in the immediate aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal that suggested women were "asking for it" by how they dressed were a "huge mistake."



"I want to say how sorry I am," Karan said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts. "What I said is so wrong and not who I am."



When asked what she meant by her comments at the time, Karan said simply that she "made a huge, huge mistake."


This month, dozens of women have spoken out against Weinstein, 65, accusing the Hollywood producer of sexual misconduct, and in some cases even assault and rape.



Weinstein's spokesman has previously said in a statement "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied" by the former head of the Weinstein Company.



At an event shortly after the news first broke, Karan responded to the headlines by telling a reporter, on camera, that women may be asking for "trouble" by how they dressed.



"How do we display ourselves, how do we present ourselves as women, what are we asking? Are we asking for it, you know, by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?" she said.



She continued: "It's not Harvey Weinstein. You look at everything all over the world today, you know, and how women are dressing and, you know, what they're asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble."


Her comments soon drew a firestorm of backlash online.



Actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of rape, slammed the fashion designer as "deplorable" in a tweet, saying that "aiding and abetting is a moral crime."



Karan told Roberts that she supports and cares about other women, and considers herself a champion of women's rights.


"I love women. I absolutely adore women," Karan added. "I care about them. I'm a mother, I'm a grandmother. You know, and I've never done this before, and I will never, ever do it again."



When asked if she thought women bear any responsibility for the allegations that they have made, Karan responded with "it is against women's rights."



"As a woman, for women, I want to bring out who that woman is. I mean, that's my passion. I still do this for over 40 years, as we know. I want women to feel like women, and have that right."


Karan said she was "exhausted" when she made her Weinstein comments that soon became embroiled in controversy.


"I had just ... come from a 14-hour plane trip," she said. "I walked into a situation that I wasn't prepared for in any circumstances whatsoever."


Karan added that she did not know the full extent of the accusations against the Hollywood producer when she initially commented on the news.


"I had been away for a month and a half," she said. "I heard a whisper, but there were whispers all over. ... It wasn't till a day and a half after that I truly heard about it. That's my honest truth. I didn't know."


In the aftermath of Karan's comments on Weinstein, some have responded on social media saying that they will no longer wear her fashion designs. Actress Mia Farrow said in a tweet that was liked more than 10,000 times, "No more Donna Karan for me."


In addition, the stock price of G-III, which owns Donna Karan's fashion company, dropped shortly after her remarks, according to The Associated Press.



Karan said that she is not apologizing simply to save her brand.



"It's not about my brand," she said. "I started Urban Zen because I did not want to just be a designer. It was about dressing and addressing the issues at hand, in healthcare, in education, in culture.
"I want to bring us all together as a team to face the world that we're faced with today," she added.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ASHLEY JUDD'S WEINSTEIN ALLEGATIONS ON ABC


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Ashley Judd



ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer will have the first television interview with actress and activist Ashley Judd since she went public with her allegations about movie executive Harvey Weinstein.



‪The interview will air on Thursday, October 26 across ABC News including on “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.



Monday, July 10, 2017

BLAC CHYNA SPEAKS TO ABC NEWS ON KARDASHIAN

Blac Chyna On ABC News


ABC News sat down exclusively with Blac Chyna who spoke out for the first time since her ex Rob Kardashian publicly harassed and cyberbullied her on social media. Chyna told ABC News she was "devastated" to see the explicit photos leaked by her ex.




The interview aired this morning on "Good Morning America."

Monday, April 17, 2017

STAR WARS LUKE SKYWALKER'S "JEDI MUST END"

STAR WARS TEASER



The first teaser for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" dropped and the thing that stuck out for fans was Luke Skywalker's quote at the end that the "Jedi must end."



In the first clip from the movie, which hits theaters in December, Daisy Ridley's Rey has tracked down Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, and the thought at the end of 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is that he would train this young character in the ways of the force.


ABC News correspondent Paula Faris interviewed the cast of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” while at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, says 'it's possible' Luke goes to the dark side in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.




The clip looks to open that way, with Rey handling a lightsaber and listening to Luke's guidance, but there's that shocking quote at the end from Luke, one of the most iconic Jedi in history.



ABC News spoke to Hamill at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, and confirmed it is his voice at the end of the almost 2-minute clip.



"There's a difference between teaser and a trailer," he said. "A teaser is supposed to show you dynamic images that heighten your awareness and make you want to see the trailer, but avoid all story points if at all possible. [But] I think that's the only story point that’s in the teaser, which is Luke saying it's time for the Jedi to end."



The 65-year-old "Star Wars" legend added he was just as surprised as anyone that Luke, who has always clung to the Jedi ways and the Light Side, would say something like this.



"It was as shocking to me to read what Rian [Johnson, the director] had written as I'm sure it will be for the audience," he said.



As for if Luke would ever turn to the Dark Side, he said, "It's possible, anything's possible."



ABC News Digital will be on the ground in Orlando, bringing you all the big "Star Wars" developments, so check back for more.




ABC News and Lucasfilm are both part of parent company Disney.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

'LET IT FALL' LOS ANGELES 1982-1992 DOCUMENTARY

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A FILM BY JOHN RIDLEY
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LET IT FALL





Academy Award-winner John Ridley’s LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992 will be released in theaters April 21. The feature documentary takes a unique and in-depth look at the years and events leading up to the city-wide violence that began April 29, 1992, when the verdict was announced in the Rodney King case.



Produced in partnership with ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions, a broadcast length version of the documentary will air on Friday, April 28 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network, pegged to the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising.



LET IT FALL delves beyond the conflicts between law enforcement and the black community to look at tensions across the city as a whole; it traces the roots of the civil unrest to a decade before the uprising. The documentary features exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses and people directly involved in the events from diverse neighborhoods across the city, including black, white, Hispanic, Korean, and Japanese Americans. 



Ridley won an Oscar® for writing “12 Years a Slave” and is the creator, director, and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy-winning series “American Crime,” which is currently airing Season Three. His limited series “Guerilla,” with Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, and Babou Ceesay co-produced by Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature for Showtime and Sky Atlantic will premiere April 16 on Showtime.



A team of veteran ABC News journalists join Ridley in the production of LET IT FALL, led by producer Jeanmarie Condon, who has been honored for her work on documentaries and in-depth coverage of current events with multiple DuPont, Peabody, Murrow, and Emmy Awards. This is the first theatrical production for Condon, as well as ABC News.



LET IT FALL is written and directed by John Ridley. Produced by Jeanmarie Condon and Ridley. Co-producer is Melia Patria and producer is Fatima Curry. Editing is by Colin Rich and cinematography by Sam Painter and Ben McCoy. Original score by Mark Isham.



ABOUT LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS


ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in compelling ways to tell fact-based stories, including ABC’s “What Would You Do?,” ABC’s “Madoff,” the OSCAR Red Carpet Opening Ceremony,” Investigation Discovery’s “Barbara Walters Presents,” as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including PBS, Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is wholly-owned by the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. The headquarters are located in New York City’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. Morgan Hertzan is senior vice president of Lincoln Square Productions.



RT: 145 min / Not Yet Rated

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

ABC'S 'TRIAL OF THE CENTURY' MENENDEZ BROTHERS

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‘Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers – American Sons, American Murderers’ Features New Interview with Lyle Menendez from Prison on What He Thinks Now
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It was the original trial of the century that captivated the nation. On Thursday, January 5, ABC will air an unprecedented two-hour documentary special on the Beverly Hills crime that shook a generation. A Hollywood movie executive and his wife, a one-time beauty queen, were brutally slain in the den of their Spanish-style mansion. Even though the murders were initially and inaccurately blamed on a mafia hit, it turned out the all-American Menendez family was far from perfect. After suspicious, costly spending following the double homicide and a confession to a psychologist, Lyle and Erik Menendez, the heirs of the wealthy couple, were arrested and charged with the grisly murder of their parents. After more than 27 years, Lyle speaks from prison on what he thinks now in this television event.



The special uncovers the hidden clues of the Menendez family’s descent into hell including never-before-seen home movies and photos from the family vault and the testimony from members of the Menendez inner circle. The brothers’ best friends and neighbors, the lead detectives, lawyers and jurors on the case, and the family members profile the intimate details of the Menendez family, including Erik’s secret life. What drove these sons of privilege to give up their Ivy League educations and promising futures to kill their parents in cold blood? Was it greed and fear of being financially cut off from their lavish lifestyle or was the violence an act of revenge - payback for the years of unspeakable abuse at the hands of their parents?



“Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers – American Sons, American Murderers” airs Thursday, January 5 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.



The special is produced by ABC News. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

Friday, December 30, 2016

DEBBIE & CARRIE: HEARTBREAK IN HOLLYWOOD 20/20


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Just one day after the death of actress Carrie Fisher, the world learned of the passing of her mother and Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds. “20/20” gives a wide-ranging look at not only their careers and legacies but also their loving, yet complex relationship. The one-hour special, anchored by Elizabeth Vargas, includes the highs and lows of Reynold’s memorable career, a spotlight on the next generation and Fisher’s life in Hollywood as well as heartfelt tributes from family and friends. “Debbie and Carrie: Heartbreak in Hollywood” airs tonight Friday, December 30 (10:00-11:00pm ET) on ABC.



“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

JAYCEE DUGARD ON DIANE SAWYER SPECIAL EDITION

Freedom: My Book of Firsts



ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer has the first television interview with Jaycee Dugard five years after their first sit down following her miraculous rescue from captivity. Dugard will discuss adjusting to a new life and reintegrating into society, which she reveals in her new memoir “Freedom: My Book of Firsts.” The Diane Sawyer special edition of “20/20” will air Friday, July 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.



Sawyer interviewed Dugard in 2011 when she talked about her horrendous experience in captivity for the first time on the eve of the release of her first memoir “A Stolen Life.” Dugard was kidnapped when she was 11 years old, held in captivity by Phillip and Nancy Garrido for 18 years and gave birth to two daughters.



“Freedom: My Book of Firsts” will be released on Tuesday, July 12 by Simon and Schuster.



Newsmakers continue to turn first to Sawyer to share their stories including the groundbreaking and award-winning exclusive interview with Caitlyn Jenner in April 2015. In 2016, she interviewed New York Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte about reforming Rikers Island jail; Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress at the center of the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzm├ín controversy; and Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold.



Sawyer’s special will appear across ABC News, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” ABC News Radio, ABC NewsOne and ABC News’ digital properties on desktop, mobile and OTT.



David Sloan is senior executive producer of “20/20.” 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

JERRY O'CONNELL TO HOST ABC'S 'PEOPLES LIST'

Jerry O'Connell



NEW YORK - ABC News and People announced a new limited run summer series titled “People’s List” premiering Saturday, June 11 at 8 pm ET on ABC. The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed. Plus, viewers will get an exclusive sneak peek at the top stories people will be talking about in the week ahead.

“People’s List” will be hosted by popular actor and father of two Jerry O’Connell and SuChin Pak, former MTV news correspondent. With the combined talent of ABC News and People, a team of all-star insiders will join O’Connell and Pak to bring a unique perspective to the biggest headlines of the week.

Each week, “People’s List” breaks down the five people you should be talking about – from your favorite celebrities to social media stars to everyday people making the world a better place. Additionally, the program will include People’s signature features including Scoop, PeopleStyle, PeoplePets, The Jess Cagle Interview (a video series hosted by the Editorial Director of People and Entertainment Weekly), and new segments including Home 360, a look behind the hedges and gates of America’s most fabulous celebrity homes, and Then and Now—an update of the iconic personalities from People Magazine’s iconic covers. Plus, the very latest in pop culture, style and trends.

"People takes us inside the most famous and fascinating lives in the world. From mega-stars to real people facing incredible circumstances, People has been a trusted friend for the biggest events in pop culture history,” said Morgan Hertzan, SVP ABC News, and Exec in Charge of ABC's Lincoln Square Productions.

“It’s one stop shopping for all things pop culture, celebrity and human interest. It’s what you’ll be talking about with your friends all weekend,” added Executive Producer Danielle Rossen.

“This series joins together two of the most trusted media brands in the world – ABC News and People. Partnering on this series gives us the opportunity to present the People brand to audiences in exciting new ways,” said Rich Battista, EVP, Time Inc. and President, Entertainment & Sports Group and Video. “We are thrilled to team up with ABC News to present stories that continue to entertain, inspire and empower our audience,” said Jess Cagle, Editorial Director for People and Entertainment Weekly.

“People’s List” premieres on SATURDAY, JUNE 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. The series is produced by ABC'S Lincoln Square Productions. Danielle Rossen is the executive producer and Marc Victor is co-executive producer for Lincoln Square Productions, and Rich Battista and Jess Cagle are executive producers for People.



Thursday, February 04, 2016

"SILENCE BROKEN: A MOTHERS RECKONING ON ABC

Sue Klebold





Diane Sawyer

ABC NEWS announces “Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning,” a Diane Sawyer special edition of “20/20,” will air on Friday, February 12at 10 p.m., ET. After nearly 17 years, Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, speaks on television for the first time ever about the tragedy, the victims, the relationship with her son and what it was like inside their home. The ABC News primetime special examines the impact of and lessons from the tragic day that changed America. Sawyer reports on teenage mental health, potential clues that could help a parent learn if their child is in crisis, and if it is possible to prevent the next school shooting.



Klebold discusses her experience in her memoir, “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy,” which will be released on February 15, 2016, by Crown. Klebold is donating all of her profits from the book to research and to charitable foundations with a focus on mental health issues. More information about the book: http://www.amothersreckoning.com



ABCNews.com will publish excerpts, additional reporting and links to mental health resources.



Sawyer’s special will air on all ABC News programs and platforms, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio and ABC NewsOne.



David Sloan is senior executive producer of “20/20.”


Klebold Photo Courtesy Of: ABC News

Monday, June 29, 2015

AVRIL LAVIGNE TALKS TO ABC NEWS ON LYME DISEASE

Avril Lavigne



This morning on “Good Morning America” singer Avril Lavigne sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Jesse Palmer to discuss her debilitating Lyme disease diagnosis.



Singer Avril Lavigne said she’s seeing progress in her treatment for Lyme disease, which struck her last year while she was on tour.



Her treatment regimen has included multiple antibiotics and ample rest.



“I'm about halfway through my treatment,” the Canadian singer said in an interview with ABC News’ Jesse Palmer. "I'm doing a lot better. Seeing a lot of progress. ... I'm just really grateful to know that, like, I will make [a] 100 percent recovery."



Lavigne, 30, said trying to get a diagnosis was the worst time of her life.



“I literally became bedridden last October,” the “Complicated” singer said, adding that she saw multiple specialists who failed to get to the root of the problem. “They would pull up their computer and be like, ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome.’ Or, ‘Why don't you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?’ It's like, ‘Are you depressed?’”



Lavigne said she would wake up with night sweats and felt as though she had the flu.



“This went on and off for a month,” she said. "And I saw my doctor right away, got blood tests, got swabbed, and they didn't really know what was wrong with me."



It wasn’t until two months into the symptoms that she said she suspected Lyme disease.



“I started going to other doctors and, like, specifically telling them and asking, like, ‘I have Lyme disease. I know I do. Can you check me?’” she said. "Then I finally figured out, 'Find a Lyme specialist.'"



"And the thing is, when you're a specialist, you also really know the disease inside and out and you can diagnose their symptoms," Lavigne said.



After getting the diagnosis of Lyme disease, which Lavigne believes she got from a tick bite last spring, the singer was bedridden for five months in her Ontario home.



Lavigne, who is married to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, said her family and fans have helped her through her ordeal.



Many fans, she said, made videos and sent her letters and posters and other items to show their support.



“I sat there in my bed and I watched the videos and, like, did exactly what I'm doing now. I cried through the whole thing,” she said, laughing. “Honestly, I felt very, very loved. And it sounds silly saying it, but I really truly did feel my fans through the process.”



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT WITH OPRAH WINFREY





ABC NEWS -- According to Donald Trump, a 2016 ticket of Trump for president and Oprah Winfrey for vice president would be a lock for the White House.

"I think Oprah would be great. I'd love to have Oprah," Trump told ABC News. "I think we'd win easily, actually."

Trump announced his presidential candidacy in a speech at Trump Tower in Manhattan Tuesday, sitting with ABC's George Stephanopoulos at his high-rise for his first interview as a candidate.

Trump floated Winfrey as a possible running mate in 1999, when he considered running for president as a member of the Reform Party, in an interview with Larry King.

"She's great, she's talented, she's a friend of mine," Trump told ABC's Stephanopoulos when asked if Winfrey is still on his VP shortlist.

"She's a good person. I've been on her show. In fact, I was on her show her last week, she said, 'Could I be on her show with the whole family?'" Trump said. "I like Oprah. I mean, is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don't think so."

Saturday, May 16, 2015

BILL COSBY TALKS SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS TO ABC NEWS

Bill Cosby



Bill Cosby is responding to questions about allegations of sexual assault for the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Linsey Davis.



The actor and comedian is in Alabama, where he is spreading his message of education, preparing to speak with students later today. Cosby, 77, admitted that he expects some backlash.



“I think that many of them may say, ‘Well, you are a hypocrite. You say one thing, you say another,’” he told Davis. “My point is, 'OK, listen to me carefully. I’m telling you where the road is out. I’m telling you where, as you drive, you are going to go into the water. Now, you want to go here or you want to be concerned about who is giving you the message?'”



More than 30 women have come forward in the past six months, some accusing Cosby of drugging or sexually assaulting them. His legal team has issued a number of denials. Cosby has never been criminally charged. Three of his accusers have filed a defamation lawsuit against him, which Cosby is trying to get dismissed.


Friday, May 15, 2015

ADAM LAMBERT & NICKI MINAJ TO PLAY GMA CONCERTS

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ABC News’ “Good Morning America” announced its 2015 Summer Concert Series lineup this morning, featuring an incredible mix of all the hottest names in music today from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, and hip-hop. From music superstar Nicki Minaj to global phenomenon Ed Sheeran; from Irish rock star Hozier to country superstar Luke Bryan; from pop R&B sensation Jason Derulo to American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert; from country sensations Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley to alternative pop band WALK THE MOON; from international pop star Mika to rock bands 5 Seconds of Summer and Florence + the Machine, “GMA’s” concert series has music for everyone. The 2015 Summer Concert Series is sponsored by COPPERTONE® and DR. SCHOLL’S® brands from Bayer HealthCare.





UK-born singer and songwriter Jessie J kicks off “GMA’s” Summer Concert Series” on May 22nd. Her latest album Sweet Talker debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and included the now multi-platinum single “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. The superstar has been nominated for a Grammy, received the prestigious BRIT Award for "Critic's Choice," and was a London Olympic Games Ambassador. She will perform “Flashlight,” the lead single form the recently released Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack and a few of her #1 hit songs live for the GMA Central Park audience and viewers.



The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.


Summer Concert Series Schedule


May 22 – Jessie J (#JessieJOnGMA)

May 29 – Ed Sheeran (#EdSheeranGMA)

June 5 – Florence + the Machine (#FlorenceGMA)

June 12 – Jason Derulo (#DeruloGMA)

June 19 – Adam Lambert (#AdamLambertGMA)

June 26 – Dierks Bentley (#DierksBentleyGMA)

July 3 – Mika (#MikaGMA)

July 10 – Walk the Moon (#WalkTheMoonGMA)

July 17 - TBD

July 24 – Nicki Minaj (#NickiGMA)

July 31 – Hozier (#HozierGMA)

August 7 – Luke Bryan (#LukeBryanOnGMA)

August 14 – TBD

August 21 – 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonGMA)

August 28 – TBD

September 4 – Florida Georgia Line (#FGLonGMA)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SANDRA LEE AND ROBIN ROBERTS SURVIVING CANCER





Popular TV chef and author Sandra Lee has breast cancer, she revealed in a tearful interview that aired on "Good Morning America" today.



Lee, 48, told "GMA" co-anchor Robin Roberts, who is herself a breast cancer survivor, about the moment she got the news. She said she was doing a photo shoot for the Most Beautiful issue of People magazine on March 27.



"And I walked off the set, and 20 minutes later my doctor called and told me I had breast cancer," she said. "I didn't even cry, I was stunned … You know, and that's just how fast life turns. It turns on a dime."



The lifestyle guru is best known for her television shows -- including "Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee," multiple cookbooks and a magazine.



Lee, whose partner is New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said doctors caught the cancer early. She has had a lumpectomy and is gearing up for a second surgery.



Lee told Roberts about her treatment plan. The interview was recorded on Friday but aired on "GMA" today.



"When the lumpectomy was done, they did not have clean margins. And so I went back to my radiologist," who told her she would have daily radiation for six to eight weeks, she said.



They also told suggested that she have a mastectomy.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BRUCE JENNER'S EX CHRYSTIE SCOTT SPEAKS TO ABC

Bruce Jenner


Even before Bruce Jenner became an Olympic champion, his first wife Chrystie Scott said, he told her early on during their marriage that he was struggling with being transgender and wanted to “be a woman.”


“It was such a shock to me, but he opened up his heart and confessed,” Scott said in an exclusive interview on “Good Morning America” Monday. “[He said] he had to share this deep, dark secret and he told me he always wanted to be a woman and, understandably, I was speechless. I didn’t really know what to say.”



Jenner and Scott were married in 1972, and she was by his side as he took home the gold medal for the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Jenner was crowned an American hero during the Cold War, and afterwards, endorsement deals and appearance opportunities poured in. His likeness became a nationwide brand, and Jenner appeared in ads, movies and TV shows.


But it was during their first year of marriage, Scott said, that the former Olympian told her about his issues.


“I was really pleased that he shared that intimacy with me, that he trusted me with his deepest, darkest secret,” she said.

Friday, April 24, 2015

BRUCE JENNER COMES OUT AS A TRANSGENDER GAL

Linda Thompson




The Huffington Post is the exclusive outlet for a compelling blog written by Linda Thompson, former wife of Bruce Jenner.



Below is part of the piece and a link to the full post.


There is also a additional piece written by Cavan Sieczkowski, HuffPost's Senior Trends Editor, on Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.


By now, Bruce Jenner has revealed his struggle with gender dysphoria.


I never would have dared to speak on this issue before he was comfortable enough to do so first. It is, after all, his truth, so I knew he should be afforded the dignity to reveal that truth on his own time and in the way he sees fit.


I have respectfully kept his secrets private and would have taken his confidences to my grave had he not spoken out.


But now, many years into his remarkable life, he has spoken out. His legacy will likely be sprinkled with references like "Olympian," "decathlon gold medalist," "world's greatest athlete," "son," "brother," "husband," "father," "grandfather," "friend," and, hopefully, "pioneer" and "trailblazer for the civil rights of the transgender community."

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BRUCE JENNER TELLS DIANE SAWYER HIS CONCERNS

Kris and Bruce Jenner



Bruce Jenner tells ABC's Diane Sawyer that the family members are "the only ones I'm concerned with" in a new promotional clip of the exclusive interview.


"I can't let myself hurt them," Jenner says in the new promo that will begin airing on the ABC Television Network tonight.


Jenner has six biological children -- Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, Brody, Kendall and Kylie -- and four step-children -- Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.


Jenner, a record-shattering, gold medal Olympian and reality television star, talks with Sawyer about the journey through the years, and says in the promo, "It made me who I am."


Jenner sat down with Sawyer for a far-ranging interview that will air on Friday, April 24 during a special two-hour edition of “20/20.”


The special, “Bruce Jenner – The Interview,” airs on ABC at 9 p.m., ET.


“My whole life has been getting me ready for this,” Jenner said.