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VIDEO: ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Struggle with Alcoholism

Elizabeth Vargas

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has publically opened up about her struggle with alcohol addiction.

"It took me a long time to admit that to myself. It took me a long time to admit that to my family," Vargas told George Stephanopoulos in an interview which aired Fridayon Good Morning America. "The amount of energy I expended keeping that secret and keeping this problem hidden from view, hidden from my family, hidden from friends, from colleagues was exhausting."

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20/20's Elizabeth Vargas Checks Into Rehab

Elizabeth Vargas

Veteran 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas has checked into rehab, People reports. read more

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Drops F-Bomb on Good Morning America

Tom Hanks

There's no swearing on live television!

Tom Hanks accidentally dropped an F-bomb on Good Morning America Friday while imitating the accent he uses in his new movie Cloud Atlas.

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The Biz: The Battle for the Big Interviews

Amanda Knox, Casey Anthony, Dr. Conrad Murray

TV news divisions are giving their all for the next big "get." After seeing the courtroom sagas of Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox play out over the last two years, the networks sense a huge audience will tune in to see what they have to say. Also high on the interview wish list are Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician on trial for the involuntary manslaughter of pop legend Michael Jackson, and incarcerated Ponzi scheme artist Bernie Madoff. So who will they talk to?

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VIDEO: Inside the World of Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling

The ABC special J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, premiering Thursday at 8 pm/ET, sheds light on the beloved Harry Potter author's world and work by chronicling the 12 months leading up to the release of the seventh, final entry in the bestselling series: Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows.

ABC's inside look at Rowling's origins and career comes as the latest big-screen adaptation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is enchanting fans in theaters, conjuring up $22 million in its first night at the box office.

Elizabeth Vargas, the host of A Year in the Life, sat with TVGuide.com to share a peek at its many revelations. Among the topics covered ... read more

ABC's Elizabeth Vargas: I Wasn't Baby-Booted

Onetime World News Tonight coanchor Elizabeth "I'm Almost Too Hot for People to Focus On What I'm Saying" Vargas insists that she was not, as speculated/surmised/reported, "pushed out" of the plum gig when she announced her pregnancy a year ago. Rather, she told Oprah on Tuesday, it was her call to commit to monitoring more "domestic affairs." "I was finding it more and more difficult to do the [coanchor] job the way I wanted to do it, which is 100 percent, and still be a great mother," she shared. Noting that her firstborn, Zachary, now 3, "really paid a price for the hours I was gone," Vargas said. "For me, it just wasn’t working." read more

Vargas Milks "Breast-Feeding" Pic for Laughs

Accompanying an interview with ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas about the motherhood-and-career balancing act, next month's Marie Claire presents a pic of the journalist breast-feeding at the anchor desk. What's the big deal? Vargas never posed for it, meaning it's a Photoshopped photo op. At least she has a sense of humor about it: An insider tells the New York Daily News that the newswoman joked that 1) her real son was way cuter than the tot "she" is providing for in the pic, and 2) if she were to ever sit for such a shot, it wouldn't be in some ugly gold top. read more

This Just Out... Elizabeth Vargas' Baby

ABC Newswoman Elizabeth Vargas and her husband, Marc Cohn, are the proud parents of a second son, named Samuel Wyatt, a network rep tells the Associated Press. Mom and newborn are said to be "doing incredible." Cutesy home video at 11. read more

Good Evening, America Charles Gibson discusses his transition to ABC's evening chair

Charles Gibson

After Charles Gibson was named anchor of ABC World News Tonight, he got a call from a colleague saying, "The tortoise has won the race." Indeed, after all the hype about traveling anchors, webcasts and updates for the West Coast, the network turned to its most experienced and least flashy veteran to head its flagship broadcast. Gibson takes over for Elizabeth Vargas, who has been flying solo since coanchor Bob Woodruff sustained read more

<I>World News</i> Anchor: Gibson In, Vargas Out

Charles Gibson has been named the sole anchor of World News Tonight, effective May 29, it was announced Tuesday by ABC News president David Westin. Gibson, who will perform double duty as coanchor of Good Morning America until the end of June, will replace Elizabeth Vargas, who upon returning from her imminent maternity leave will anchor 20/20 and contribute to prime-time specials. Says Vargas in a statement, "My doctors have asked that I cut back my schedule considerably, and what works best for me and my family is to return to 20/20 as I raise my new baby and young son." The naming of Gibson to World News' anchor chair also affords Vargas' coanchor, Bob Woodruff, time to recover from the injuries he suffered while reporting from Iraq. "All of us look forward to that day [when Woodruff returns]," Westin says. "But it will be on Bob's timetable, not ours." read more

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