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Nick Cannon talks whiteface controversy on 'Good Morning America'

Nick Cannon stirred things up on Instagram last week by posing for photos in which he wore skin-lightening makeup. Captions for the photos indicated that Cannon was playing a white character called “Connor Smallnut.”

Cannon went on Good Morning America this morning to talk about the stunt, which he did to promote his upcoming album — his first in over 10 years — which is titled White People Party Music.

“It was one of those things, obviously, even when naming my album title and doing the character, I knew it would spark some controversy,” Cannon said. “But I feel like it’s a conversation that’s needed because we all have differences, we embrace it.”

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'Les Miserables': New Broadway cast performs on 'GMA,' and we should all pay attention

It’s been a hot French minute since we last talked about Les Misérables. One of the longest-running and most cherished Broadway musicals of all time was back in the spotlight in late 2012 with a buzzy, big-budget movie adaptation, packed with singing celebrities (and Russell Crowe) and enough close-ups to make even Norma Desmond cringe. To say that theater fans were divided on the final product would be a heavy understatement.

That’s all water under the Pulteney Bridge, though, because Les Miserables is back — and what’s more important is that it’s safely returned to the hands of real musical theater performers who promise to return the beloved title to its former glory.

The cast of the second Broadway revival (which opens March 23) took to Good Morning America to offer a little taste of the newly reimagined production, performing the Act 1 counterpoint extravaganza “One Day More.” Watch the performance below (and keep in mind that it was 9 in the morning), then find out who you’ll be geeking out over in the coming months. READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele talks past year: 'I couldn’t have done it' without friends -- VIDEO

Lea Michele is ready to take her victory lap.

After years on Glee, Michele’s debut album Louder dropped this week. The actress/singer spoke with Good Morning America Wednesday about her professional triumph — and her recently turbulent personal life. (Michele’s onscreen and offscreen boyfriend Cory Monteith passed away in July.)

George Stephanopoulos didn’t waste any time, asking right off the bat how Michele’s been doing over the past few months. “I’m really very, very, very thankful for all the amazing people I have in my life,” the 27-year-old replied. “I know that sounds like something everyone says, but honestly, my friends and my family, they got me through this and really, really have been there for me and I couldn’t have done it without them.” READ FULL STORY

Chelsea Handler: 'I'm not racist. I date a lot of black people' -- VIDEO

Despite what her Oscar tweets may have indicated, Chelsea Handler is emphatically not a racist — at least, according to Chelsea Handler.

“People are mad at me all the time. If I was worried about that, then I would be spending a lot of time online. I’d rather be a little bit more productive,” she explained to George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Tuesday, after he brought up her controversial Academy Award-night comments — including this message about Sunday’s Best Supporting Actress winner: “#AngelinaJolie just filed adoption papers #lupitanyongo #Oscars -@chelseahandler.”

Okay, cool! Thanks for clearing that up, Chelsea. This would be the perfect time to change the subject. Right? Right?

Yeah, no. “I’m not racist,” the comedian continued, laughing as though the very idea were utterly ludicrous. “I date a lot of black people, so that would be a difficult thing to explain to them.” Palm, meet face.

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'Frozen': 'GMA' hosts epic nationwide sing-along with Idina Menzel, YouTube stars, gospel choirs, and more! -- VIDEO

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Disney’s Frozen has become such a sensation that the question isn’t have you heard the Oscar-nominated song “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen, but how many times have you heard it today?

Well, it’s about to be at least one more! Good Morning America hosted an epic sing-along event Wednesday morning that spanned across New York City and the country with the addition of videos submitted by fans. Just a couple of days before performing the song at the Oscars, Idina Menzel kicked off the song along with her castmates for the new Broadway musical If/Then, which starts previews next week. From fancy figure skaters to glowing gospel choirs, everyone seems to be able to channel their inner-Elsa pretty well. Even Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Jack Hanna and the casts of Newsies and Avenue Q lend their vocal support.

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Amanda Knox reacts to new guilty verdict on 'GMA' -- VIDEO

Amanda Knox appeared on Good Morning America Friday to speak with anchor Robin Roberts about her recent conviction.

Yesterday, Knox was found guilty of murder and sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for the 2007 murder of roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox, now 26, spent four years in an Italian prison before she was freed by an appeal. Italy’s supreme court then ordered a re-trial, and that’s when Knox was found guilty by an appeals court.

Knox told Roberts that she was with her family when she found out the latest verdict.”I’m going through waves of emotion in response to it,” Knox said. “My first reaction was, ‘no, this is wrong, and I’m going to do everything I can to prove that it is.’”

Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s former boyfriend who is still in Italy, was also found guilty yesterday. “I don’t know what I would do if they imprisoned him,” Knox said. “It’s maddening.”

Knox’s voice quivered at points in the interview as she discussed the possibility of imprisonment and her sympathy for Kercher’s family.

“I feel like the only way that any of us can get any of sort of acknowledgement and understanding and consolation is through understanding,” Knox said in the interview’s conclusion. “I understand that this is really difficult, and I can only testify to what happened to me, and hope that people believe me. But I think the answers are out there.”

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Anchor Elizabeth Vargas comes clean about alcohol addiction

Elizabeth Vargas recently finished a stint in rehab for alcohol addiction, and the 20/20 anchor went on Good Morning America to talk about getting past denial and how she’s recovering.

On the show, anchor George Stephanopoulos had a frank conversation with Vargas about her struggle. “I am an alcoholic,” Vargas says. “It’s a staggering burden to walk around with, and you become so isolated with the secret, and so lonely.” READ FULL STORY

'Top of the Morning': Who should play Matt Lauer and Ann Curry in Lifetime movie?

Top of the Morning, former New York Times reporter Brian Stelter’s gossip-y, inside view documentation about the ratings wars between Good Morning America and the Today show, is in early development to become a Lifetime movie, EW has confirmed. Which means it’s time to dream cast it.

The book — read EW’s original review  — centers around the time when Ann Curry was let go from Today, so expect plenty of backstage explosions, as well as on-air passive aggressive comments,  from whomever is chosen to portray Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Al Roker and all the rest. The story also get into booking wars, Robin Roberts’ cancer battle, and more.

Below, check out some of our dream casting pics for the television movie, and then tell us who you would like to see in those anchor chairs. READ FULL STORY

Amy Robach returns to 'Good Morning America' to share details of her breast cancer fight -- VIDEO

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach announced she had breast cancer in November, and on Thursday morning, she appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the progress of her treatment, details of her double mastectomy surgery, and the importance of early mammograms.

Robach learned of her breast cancer diagnosis after undergoing an on-air mammogram for Good Morning America‘s October Pink Initiative. She recently had her double mastectomy.

“Three weeks ago, I was in an operating room, and physically, I feel remarkably well. Mentally, it’s another challenge, because that was phase one,” she said Thursday, joined by her GMA colleagues Josh Elliott, George Stephanopoulos, and Robin Roberts.

Robach talked about the struggle to stay mentally strong, to focus on the positive: “You keep your head together, you come into work, you hug your friends, and you’re thankful to be where you are with your family and the people who matter.”

Roberts, a breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome survivor herself, asked Robach about the next steps in her treatment. Robach shared that she will undergo chemotherapy on Dec. 16. Her double mastectomy revealed that her cancer had caused problems in her left breast and had spread to her lymph nodes. “I made the choice to have the double mastectomy. … For me, it felt like the right choice, and it turned out to be the right choice.”

Stephanopoulos pointed out that Robach will be “working through it.” “I saw Robin do it,” Robach said, “I know how strong you were and you give me strength.”

The correspondent also spoke of her especially poignant Thanksgiving dinner: “I uttered words I never thought that I’d utter. I said I’m thankful to be alive,” she said. “And it’s good to know that you get to be thankful to be alive. It’s a reminder to all of us that you never know what’s around the corner.”

Watch Robach on Good Morning America below:
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'Good Morning America,' Britney Spears, and fans say goodbye to weather anchor Sam Champion -- VIDEO

Wednesday morning was ABC weather anchor Sam Champion’s final day at Good Morning America. Champion, who has been with the network for 25 years, announced earlier this week that he is leaving to join the Weather Channel. His co-anchors, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, and Lara Spencer, bid him farewell with a series of career retrospective videos, funny green-screen moments, and celebrity well-wishers.

“You encompass all that is good and right in this world,” Robin Roberts said, “and you show it each and every day when you show up here.” They played a reel of Champion’s globe-trekking career, where he reported on everything from levee leaks and the Joplin tornadoes to Hurricane Sandy and the Icelandic glaciers.

“It’s been a gift to work with you each and every day, Sam,” said Elliott, who got quite choked up saying his farewells.

“I love you guys more than I can express,” Champion said. “I’ve had the extreme joy that I don’t think very many people will ever know of working with your friends and your family. This will always be my home.”

Watch Champion’s farewell below, with a special message from Britney Spears (who knew she was a five-day forecast fan!):
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