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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:

'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!):

'Dancing with the Stars' finalists celebrate on 'Good Morning America' -- VIDEO

The new Dancing with the Stars champ was revealed last night, and the coveted mirror ball trophy went to Glee star Amber Riley. Along with finalists Corbin Bleu and Jack Osborne, Riley appeared on Good Morning America to field Twitter questions, show off their hard-earned dance moves, and reveal how much they really know their dance pro partners.

In their “after party,” Riley didn’t dance around questions like this one, “How sexy do you feel right now?” Her response? “I feel early morning sexy,” as her dance partner Derek Hough nodded in sly approval. Corbin Bleu was asked what he would miss most about dancing with Karina Smirnoff. “The accent,” he replied. “It’s hearing her just not say articles when it comes to her sentences,” Bleu added.

Watch the DWTS finalists chat below: READ FULL STORY

Batkid saves Pitbull on 'Good Morning America' -- VIDEO

A superhero’s work is never done.

Batkid, a.k.a. five-year-old Miles Scott, flew all the way to New York City to continue his crime-fighting ways, this time saving rapper Pitbull, who was locked in his Good Morning America dressing room by the Joker. All it took was a simple stomp of Batkid’s foot to disable the cackling villain, a slap of his hand to break the chained locks on the door, and just like that, Pitbull, who hosted the American Music Awards last night, will live to rap again.

Scott’s leukemia is now in remission after being diagnosed when he was 18 months old. Finished with chemotherapy treatments, his father called this part of his life the “after party,” a “celebration.” On Nov. 15, the Make-a-Wish Foundation made Scott’s dream of becoming a superhero for a day come true, garnering all of San Francisco to cheer him on as he saved various individuals from unspeakable harm.

In addition to messages from actors who’ve played Batman, as well as from President Obama, Batkid also received a special message today from outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “Hey Batkid, it’s great to welcome another crime fighter, to the real Gotham, New York City.”

Watch Batkid on Good Morning America below: READ FULL STORY

Matt Lauer as Pamela Anderson?! The best costumes from 'Today' & 'GMA'

Is anything quite as heartwarming as the forced merriment of a morning show Halloween?

Take Today, for example, which really went all out with a set of costumes themed around classic TV shows. (Did most of those originally air on NBC? You bet your wax lips they did!) Al Roker was B.A. Baracus from The A-Team; Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie were Laverne and Shirley; Carson Daly was Officer Baker from CHiPs, alongside Erik Estrada as “Erik Estrada’s younger self;” Hoda Kotb, and Kathie Lee Gifford went as Flintstones ladies Wilma and Betty. (Hoda: “Hey Wilma, you know what? It’s ‘Thirsty Thursday!’ You know what that means?” Kathie Lee, perhaps already hammered: “Brontosaurus burger and a pterodactyl tequila.”)

The best outfit, however, belonged to Matt Lauer, who got gussied up in full Pamela Anderson drag to become C.J. from Baywatch. (As you see above, Willie Geist was David Hasselhoff; Carmen Electra was the ghost of sex symbols past.) See all the gang’s in-character shenanigans below…


Jonas Brothers talk breakup, future on 'Good Morning America' -- VIDEO

Well, fangirls, it’s time for an “S.O.S.” The Jonas Brothers have officially (definitely) broken up. One day after announcing their breakup following weeks of speculation and confusion when the band’s Twitter page was deleted and the cancellation of their 19-day tour, the New Jersey natives sat down with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts to discuss their future plans and the truth behind the “deep rift” between them.

“I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time without addressing them.” Nick, 21, said, acknowledging that he was the one to initiate the talk. “It was a tough conversation. It was the first time we really had that real conversation.”

The Jonas Brothers have released four albums since 2006, selling upward of 20 million records. A fifth album, V, was scheduled for release this year. “The album will not be completed,” Kevin, 25, revealed. “But we’re going to be doing something for our fans. They have traveled with us and been with us for so many years, we didn’t want to leave without giving them back something.” The group will release four yet-unheard tracks already recorded for the album and live recordings from their last summer tour, about 10 tracks altogether.

Hurricane Sandy, one year later: Chris Christie makes the morning-show rounds -- VIDEO

It’s been one year since Hurricane Sandy battered the U.S. eastern coast, leaving lower Manhattan a dark, flooded wasteland, in addition to uprooting countless residents, inflicting billions of dollars in damage, and killing around 117 people in the U.S.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made the rounds on the morning shows to discuss the lingering effects of Sandy and the status of recovery efforts in his state, in which tens of thousands of residents are still displaced. Though Christie appeared encouraged by the progress New Jersey has made in assisting almost 30,000 affected residents, the morning news anchors were more skeptical of the recovery effort, grilling Christie on whether more can be done.

On CBS This Morning, Christie told Charlie Rose, “I think we’ve made tremendous progress in the last year,” noting the thousands of people back in their homes and boardwalks rebuilt, “but I also know that we still have a lot more work to do. … My mission is to get all those people back in their homes.” Rose pressed him on the issue of the nearly 26,000 residents who are still homeless. Christie blamed the slow-moving federal government, saying that it took 92 days to dispense aid.

Robin Roberts celebrates one year anniversary of her bone marrow transplant

Though technically she is 52, Robin Roberts is celebrating her “first birthday.”

Today marks the Good Morning America anchor’s one-year anniversary of receiving her bone marrow transplant. Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS in 2012, a disorder in which there are not enough healthy blood cells in the bone marrow. Roberts previously battled breast cancer when she was diagnosed in 2007. READ FULL STORY

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