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'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

Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People' of 2013: Miley Cyrus, Kimye, Prince George, and more

It’s that time of the year again, when Barbara Walters decides what exactly it means to be fascinating.

To make the list this year, it seems you either had to have a rebirth in your career, give birth to one of the most anticipated celebrity babies ever, or just simply be born. Walters announced nine out of the 10 spots for her annual special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year. The final and “most fascinating” spot is traditionally kept under wraps until the air date, this year on Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here’s a look at the list:
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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

Robin Roberts accepts Courage Award at last night's ESPYs -- VIDEO

While last night’s ESPY awards provided some big laughs, the awards show also provided moments of profundity when awards were given out to Jack Hoffman, the young boy from Nebraska who got to play alongside his Nebraska football heroes; the Hoyts, who have run hundreds of races with each other — father pushing his cerebral palsy-stricken son to the finish line; and to the amazingly talented Robin Roberts, who overcame not one but two life-threatening illnesses.

When the Arthur Ashe Courage Award was given to Roberts, it’s hard to imagine that there was a dry eye in the house. Tom Cruise narrated a package detailing her life from childhood in segregated Mississippi to breaking barriers and becoming a sportsnewscaster at ESPN and an anchor on Good Morning America.

The auditorium gave Roberts a standing ovation — and deservedly so. With her hair growing out from recent treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (after battling breast cancer five years ago), Roberts looked absolutely stunning in a red gown and her acceptance speech was just as moving as you’d expect it to be — I’m especially loving the shout out she gave to sister Sally Ann, who gave her bone marrow. If you need a little inspiration today, check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Peabody Awards honor 'Doctor Who,' 'Girls,' The New York Times (and a bunch of other stuff)

Doctor Who, Southland, Girls, and a host of other media were honored by the Peabody Awards this morning in the program’s annual announcement of its winners.

Administered by the University of Georgia’s journalism school, the Peabodys occupy a specific intersection in the yearly awards space by honoring “achievement and meritorious service” across multiple forms of broadcast — TV, radio, the Internet — which means each class can include an elastic number and type of winners.

Among those honored include D.L. Hughley’s satiric The Endangered List for Comedy Central, the SCOTUSblog, ABC’s documentary on Robin Robert’s battle with illness, The New York Times’ multimedia project “Snow Fall,”  and The Library of Congress’ “Media Mechanics” mini-documentaries.

Meanwhile, both the “seemingly immortal” Who and Michael Apted’s Up series were honored with Institutional awards for being great for a very long time and Lorne Michaels was the recipient of an Individual award because “he’s the patron saint of satirical television comedy and, as one of his old co-conspirators would say, you’re not.”

See the entire list of this year’s 39 selections – all honored equally, as per the Peabody’s egalitarianism.

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Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America' -- VIDEO

“Hi, it’s Robin, and I have been waiting 174 days to say this: Good morning, America.”

That’s how Robin Roberts began her first day back on the air, nearly six months after taking leave from Good Morning America to undergo a bone marrow transplant. And with that line, Roberts also set the mood for the show: no brooding, no dwelling, just back to work as usual. Yes, fans crowded around outside the studio with homemade signs that said “We love you, Robin!” And the Obamas showed up to wish the anchor well: “You’ve been an inspiration to all of us,” said the President. ABC also played video clips of Roberts getting back into shape by striking yoga poses and lifting weights. “Two pounds? That’s it?” she huffed. “Yeah, but it’s one more pound than I did the last time.” But mostly, she wanted to get back to doing her job.

“I don’t have my froggy slippers on,” she joked. “Or do I?”

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Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America' studio

Robin Roberts has returned to the set of Good Morning America – but isn’t making her TV return just yet.

She arrived at the Times Square studio at 5 a.m., ABC reports, for her first in a series of dry runs before returning to her anchor role. “My doctors want me to see how many people I actually come in contact with.  How my body reacts to the stimulation, that’s code word for stress, of being in the studio environment,” she explained. “My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights. My vision is still a little blurry from the treatment. All of this is getting better day by day so that is the next step.”

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Robin Roberts undergoing bone marrow transplant today; thanks fans for support

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts will undergo a bone marrow transplant today to treat myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

During this morning’s broadcast, GMA featured a clip of Roberts in the hospital, where she’s been for 11 days. Sitting in her bed, Roberts said, “This journey is as much about the mind as it is about the body,” and “Thoughts are so powerful. You’ve got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel.”

“I feel the love,” she concluded. “And I thank you for it.”

The show then featured an in-studio interview with one of Roberts’ doctors, Dr. Gail Roboz. “This type of therapy over the last week has been much more intensive,” Roboz said about Roberts’ treatment. “This [is] really trying to empty out the bone marrow cells and get rid of the immune system cells so that the new ones from Sally-Ann [Roberts' sister and donor] can come on in.” READ FULL STORY

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