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Joan Lunden Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Joan Lunden returned to Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, June 24, to reveal some very personal news with viewers. The television journalist announced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Joan sat down with GMA‘s Robin Roberts, who also battled breast cancer in 2007, saying that she will undergo surgery, and will also do chemotherapy and radiation treatments. “I heard those words that every woman fears and never wants to hear, ‘You have breast cancer,'” she revealed to Robin and viewers. “In the beginning, it’s such a shock. It’s a stunner… For me, I’m a health advocate, I’m all over America talking to women, saying, ‘Make sure that you get all of your checkups all the time.’ You almost feel like, ‘What did I do wrong?’ Joan, continued, “Because we found it early, I was able to tell [my children] that mommy’s going to be okay. I have the more aggressive kind, and so it’s going to be the chemotherapy and the surgery and the radiation. So I’ve got that journey ahead.” Joan is the mother of seven children, all between the ages of 33 and nine.

After her appearance on Good Morning America, Joan tweeted her thanks to Robin and the entire GMA team, writing, “Thank you to @robinRoberts and my @gma family for all your support this morning.” The journalist herself was on the show for 17 years, leaving in 1997.

Something like this is always sad to hear. However, it’s inspiring that Joan is in good spirits, and plans to fight! Thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this difficult time.

Image via Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Mariah Carey To Kick Off Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series

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It’s official, my girl MC is going to be promoting her new music hard and it all starts next month when she kicks off the Good Morning America’s summer concert series in New York City’s Central Park. Yeah. Can. Not. Wait.

Each Friday throughout the summer, “GMA” will be featuring a big music name performing for free in Central Park. Let me just say I may have to take up residence for the summer up at GMA.

This year’s lineup includes some big names including Neyo, John Legend, Pitbull, Alicia Keys and more.

Check out the full list and dates of their appearances below!

May 24 — Mariah Carey
May 31– Pitbull
June 7 — Little Mix and Emblem3
June 14 — Carly Rae Jepsen
June 21 — John Legend
June 28 — Demi Lovato
July 5 — Imagine Dragons
July 12 — OneRepublic
July 19 — Jennifer Lopez
July 26 — Selena Gomez
August 2 — Ne-Yo
August 9 — Kenny Chesney
August 16 — Macklemore & Lewis
August 23 — The Wanted
August 30 — Alicia Keys

Who are you most excited to take the GMA summer stage?

Backstreet Boys Reunite After Six Years on Good Morning America (VIDEO)

My boys were never really gone, but the Backstreet Boys are up one member. Kevin Richardson, who took a hiatus from the group for a few year to focus on other projects, has rejoined the group! HOLLA!

The group officially reunited on Friday during Good Morning America’s concert in New York City’s Central Park.

The guys revealed that they are working on their FIFTH studio album and bandmates Brian Littrell (37), Kevin Richardson (40), AJ McLean (34), Howie Dorough (38) and Nick Carter (32) performed their hits “Larger Than Life,” “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), “Incomplete” and “I Want It That Way”.

Carter told anchor Lara Spencer, “We definitely have some of the best fans in the world, that’s for sure.” McLean added, “It’s like we never stopped — and now we’ve got Kev back, so now Backstreet’s back.”

The guys also confirmed an October 2013 Backstreet Boys cruise to coincide with their 20th anniversary. TWENTY years?!!! Richardson exclaimed, “2013’s going to be a big year for us!”

I love these guys. I don’t care what anyone says you can bet your booty I will be at their concert in the front row with bells on. Check out their GMA performance below. They are still as fabulous as ever.

Jennifer Lopez Pressuring Enrique Iglesias To Get Married!

We all know how much Jennifer Lopez likes to jump head first into relationships AND she loves the idea of marriage, but apparently she has a strong opinion when it comes to other couples’ relationships. In a joint interview on Good Morning America tour mates J.Lo and Enrique Iglesias sat down to promote their tour and the topic of Enrique and Anna Kournikova’s long-term relationship came up.

Iglesias said, “I think Jennifer and I think differently when it comes down to that. I don’t think you need to be married to someone – that doesn’t mean that you are going to love them more, that doesn’t mean you’re going to be any more loyal. I mean, at the end of the day, when you’re with someone, you are married.”

But Lopez through in her two cents saying, “We had this discussion over dinner and it’s a long discussion.”

Despite her unlucky experiences with marriage, J.Lo says she isn’t ruling out getting married again. She cites marriage as the ultimate “fairytale” and she “will never give up on that dream.” You hear that Casper Smart? She wants you to put a ring on it. How much you want to bet that an engagement (after he babysits her kids during this tour) happens after this tour?

GMA’s Robin Roberts Health Scare

If you are a fan of Good Morning America, you may have already heard, but co-anchor Robin Roberts is dealing with another health scare.

On Monday, Robin Roberts gathered with her team to make a special announcement to her viewers regarding a new challenge she will face.

She explains she is dealing with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a bone marrow disease found in 12,000 new cases per year. Robin says she will receive chemotherapy treatment as well as bone marrow transplant from her older sister later in the year.

“My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this, and I know it’s true,” Robin Roberts says to the viewers. Things are especially promising for Robin Roberts because of her good health and her young age.

When the news broke, well wishers spoke out over Twitter, including Michelle Obama who tweeted:

 

Not to mention how inspiring Robin Roberts story was! According to Dr. Richard Besser who Robin Roberts states has been a great resource and support system for her, the BeTheMatch.org site, a donor database registry, crashed at one point.

He tweeted:

 

As a fan of Good Morning America, I am sending out my support to Robin Roberts!

Click here to find out more information on BeTheMatch.org

Good Afternoon America!

If you are a fan of the ABC’s morning show, “Good Morning America,” yet you often miss it because you are a late sleeper (or you forget to DVR it), than you might be happy to learn that a new show, “Good Afternoon America” will premier as an afternoon version of the morning television show.  It’s set to run for nine weeks starting July 9th.

The brand new show replaces the 2 o’clock afternoon time slot that once resided with the cancelled talk show “The Revolution” (any ideas on what that show was?). Good Afternoon America will focus on pop culture, celebrities, and healthy and lifestyle news stories. Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer will host the show and use the same stage as their morning peeps.

Good Afternoon America is set up to keep ABC viewers until Katy Couric’s new show debuts in the fall.  Lara Spencer expresses her excitement to be on the team stating, “I am beyond excited and honored to be part of this new chapter for the ‘Good Morning America’ family…’Good Afternoon America’ gives us the opportunity to reach a different audience, and better yet, spend a little more time with our morning viewers who want to be part of the conversation and fun we plan on bringing to afternoon tv.”

As a personal fan of the ‘Good Morning America’ show (and yah, I think Josh is kind of cute), I am looking forward to this new afternoon installment.

Will you be tuning into ‘Good Afternoon America;? Do you think it will be successful?

Eva Longoria Refused To Make Tony Parker a Villain

Do you all notice how Eva Longoria and Tony Parker’s split was drama-free? For gossip bloggers, it sucks, but for people who like to see celebrities actually act like they aren’t effing crazy, their amicability is refreshing. Yeah, even though Tony whipped out his manhood to another woman during their marriage, Eva decided to take the high road.

Wow! Talk about a rare celebrity, one who refused to make her husband look like a got damn fool publicly!

So WHY did Eva decide to play nice?

Get this…she wanted to treasure the good times they had enjoyed together instead of making their entire relationship seem like a big fat waste.

She told Good Morning America, “I think I handled it as gracefully as I could and it was painful but life goes on, and I always said I hold on to the love and not the loss. I think the press always wanted me to hate him and villainise him and I don’t and I didn’t.”

Well good for her but even though she is no longer married and Desperate Housewives is coming to an end, she’s unsure of her future.

Longoria says, “It is interesting because I am in a transition in my life. I am not married. I always thought I would be married by the end of Desperate Housewives. The show’s ending, a lot of chapters are closing in my life so I’m at a point where I get to redefine who I am.”

Here’s hoping Eva can find another long-lasting gig to keep herself occupied.

Mariah Carey’s GMA interview is here (FULL VIDEO)

The legendary Mariah Carey stopped by Good Morning America (GMA) earlier today to discuss her hubby Nick Cannon, #dembabies, Jenny, her 14 Days of Forever contest and the extreme sadness she felt over Whitney Houston’s untimely death.

Of dealing with her friend Whitney’s death MC said, “I’m almost incapable of talking about this still. It’s very heavy emotionally.”

So what was it really like for Mariah to work with her “supposed rival” Whitney Houston on their duet “When You Believe”? She said, “It was great and I don’t think people could ever understand our relationship. There was always this supposed rivalry in the beginning and then we did the duet and we became friends.”

She went on to add that the going home service “was gorgeous, the way she went out and the way family dealt with it, I was very moved.”

I think it is safe to say that the majority of us with a decent soul were moved.

I must add that MC looks even more fab than ever, if that is even possible. What do you think VIP’ers?

Image via TGJ

Nick Carter to do GMA interview!

Nick Carter will be on Good Morning America (GMA) tomorrow to talk about his sister Leslie’s unexpected death. We will have the video here once we get our hands on it.

Even though we still don’t know the cause of Carter’s death and won’t for more than a month, her funeral preparations are underway.

ABCNews.com is reporting that Leslie will be buried next week in western New York. Chautauqua County coroner Richard Mackowiak said that

Carter’s cause of death will be determined after he receives toxicology reports in four to six weeks. Her family will decide whether or not to release her cause of death publicly. Mackowiak said Carter’s autopsy took place Wednesday morning and “as far as I’m aware, there was nothing unusual.” She was released from the coroner’s office yesterday and is now at a funeral home in Mayville, NY.

Both Nick and Aaron Carter released statements regarding their sister’s death and Nick announced that he would continue on with his nationwide tour in honor of Leslie.

Watch Lauren Alaina on GMA! (VIDEO)

Lauren Alaina‘s debut album, Wildflower, dropped yesterday and the singer stopped by Good Morning America to talk about the excitement and premiere her new single, the high-energy “Georgia Peaches.”

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