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Elizabeth Vargas in Rehab for Alcohol Dependency

Elizabeth Vargas RehabTMZ.com  is reporting that Elizabeth Vargas is an American television journalist who is anchor of ABC’s television news magazine 20/20 and news specials is in rehab for alcohol abuse-dependence.

Vargas who has been MIA for a couple of weeks reportedly checked into a inpatient facility a couple of weeks ago. Sources say that she is expected to remain in treatment for several weeks.

Vargas released a statement in which she said “I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And I feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming.”  She added , “Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time.”

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A spokesperson for the ABC network says they supports her and looks forward to welcoming her back.

Among the most recognized and revered television newsmagazines, “20/20″ was ABC’s answer to CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Though some stories were humorous, light-hearted and sometimes frivolous features, the meat of “20/20′s” programming was investigative reporting many times exposing corporate, medical, educational and governmental wrongdoing, incompetence and criminal negligence and reports on news events of the week from (often) different angles than was seen on the nightly news.

Elizabeth Vargas Biography

Elizabeth Vargas Marc Cohn MarriedElizabeth Vargas Personal Life:   After three years of dating, on July 20, 2002, Vargas married singer-songwriter Marc Cohn.

Marc Craig Cohn is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his song “Walking In Memphis” from his eponymous 1991 album “Marc Cohn”.

They were introduced by Andre Agassi at the 1999 U.S. Open.

They have two children, Zachary Raphael Cohn (January 31, 2003) and Samuel Wyatt Cohn (August 16, 2006). Vargas also has two stepchildren, Max and Emily, from Cohn’s first marriage.

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On Nov. 6, 2013, ABC confirmed a New York Daily News story that Vargas was undergoing treatment for a drinking problem. “Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction,” Vargas said. “I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol.”

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Walking in Memphis 1991 Marc Cohn
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Geraldo Rivera Sued by Talent Agency

Geraldo Rivera Sued By Agent Who Negotiated Fox News Deal

Agency Suing Geraldo RiveraGeraldo  Rivera, is being sued for allegedly stiffing his longtime talent agency.

The William Morris Endeavor Agency represented Rivera for nearly a quarter of a century, guiding him “as he rose from news correspondent to a household name.”

According to the lawsuit, the agency  negotiated a deal between Rivera and  Fox News Network which ran through 2011.  The agency, claims that Geraldo allegedly just stopped paying the 10% commission 2 years before the deal ended.

ABOUT:  Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, journalist, author, reporter, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. Wikipedia
Recent News Geraldo Rivera:

Geraldo Rivera was kicked off an upcoming Duquesne University panel because of a nearly naked photo he posted on Twitter.

Clad only in a white towel around his waist and sporting rose-colored glasses, the newsman appeared to be going for the Ron Burgundy look. The smouldering selfie has already garnered over 700 retweets.  See photos here

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William Morris Endeavor Agency is suing Rivera for allegedly not paying commission he owes.

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Lance Armstrong, Girlfriend and Kids Board Plane in Hawaii

Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong was spotted for the first time since he sat down for  his  tell all…”I used enhancing performing drugs… I admit it… but I did not cheat”  interview with  Oprah which aired on…..

Armstrong, his girlfriend Anna Hansen and their children, Maxwell, 3, and Olivia were seen boarding a private plane in Hawaii.

According to sources…the family is believed to have been staying in a luxury private home on the tropical island of Kona in order to remain out of the media spotlight in light of the doping scandal.

Despite Armstrong’s interview…many believe that  he hasn’t come completely clean and that his confession was without sincerity.

“Extraordinary allegations require extraordinary evidence.”  Quote by….Lance Armstrong
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Oprah’s Interview With Lance Armstrong Quotes

Lance Armstrong Quotes

I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999.

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.

I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.

 

Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.

 Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road.

But, listen, Eddie Merkyx would have won six Tours if he hadn’t been punched.

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CNN’s Piers Morgan’s Gun Control Views Petition

PetitionBritish CNN host Piers Morgan, who recently shared his views on gun control…has struck a nerve by many who claim that he made “a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment.” This  in turn has resulted in tens of thousands of people have who have signed an online petition on the  White House’s official website calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S.

The petition accuses Morgan of engaging in a ‘hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution’ by targeting the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms.

Last week on Piers Morgan Tonight, he interviewed a gun advocate and called him an ‘unbelievably stupid man’ and  demanded tighter U.S. gun laws following the Sandy Hook massacre.  

On December 21, a man in Texas launched a petition on the White House e-petition website demanding Morgan be deported immediately for ‘exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens’.

 According to the Website…Signatures needed by January 20, 2013 to reach goal of 25,000. 

Gun Control Petition

  ONLINE PETITION

Total signatures on this petition  55,870

Unfazed by the petitioners efforts to oust him. Morgan Tweeted:

In a series of Twitter messages, he urged his followers to sign the petition and in response to one article about the petition even said: ‘Bring it on’.

He wrote: ‘If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?’

In relation to the tragedy in Connecticut…The world’s largest ammo supplier, Brownell’s  says it has sold 3.5 years of magazines for the gun used by the Sandy Hook killer in just three days prior to the tragedy.

The Iowa-based companies president Pete Brownell made a public apology to gun owners for the delay in fulfilling orders of assault weapon magazines, explaining that the company had experienced ‘unprecedented’ demand for AR-15 ammunition magazines in the last three days.

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