09:18 AM EDT 05/09/2013
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Originally posted 01/24/2013 09:50AM
Making good on her promise to practice a series of dry-runs at the Good Morning America studio in anticipation of returning to her anchoring chores sometime next month, Robin Roberts – and her alarm clock – got a healthy workout Thursday morning.
Roberts showed up at the studio at 5 a.m. after waking at 3:45 a.m., reports ABC, heralding the visit, which was Roberts's first since undergoing a bone marrow transplant Sept. 20.
Her last appearance at the anchors' desk had been Aug. 30, though she has appeared live from her hospital room and her New York City apartment since.
Originally posted 01/14/2013 09:25AM
She's healthy and coming back to television soon!
"It's a matter of weeks, not months," Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, speaking from her apartment, told viewers live on Monday's show. "I'm coming home."
Looking healthy and resplendent in purple, an emotional Roberts, 52, said she would be coming to work next week for what she described as a "dry run" – taking measure of where she goes on set, her stress level in the studio and her skin's reaction to the lights, all in preparation for a full return to the air.
"My last bone marrow aspiration showed no abnormalities – praise God," Roberts said to the delight of her GMA colleagues. "What all this means is, doctors were waiting for this information so that I can began the process of returning to the anchor chair."
Originally posted 01/09/2013 07:25AM
Brooke Burke-Charvet put on a brave face Tuesday morning, recounting the emotional distress she endured leading up to her thyroidectomy.
Managing to stay smiling, the typically upbeat Dancing with the Stars co-host, 41, told Good Morning America her initial diagnosis was "shocking," adding, "I never thought I'd hear the word 'cancer' in relation to myself. The [thought] in my mind when I [heard the news] is that I'm a mother, I've got four children, I've got a family counting on me."
Burke-Charvet's brood was very supportive of her health condition, but it was especially tough for her older daughter.
Originally posted 01/03/2013 07:35PM
George Lucas is following the Force – right down the aisle.
The Star Wars director, 68, is engaged to DreamWorks animation chairman Mellody Hobson, a rep for Lucasfilm confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
Hobson, 43, has been dating Lucas since 2006. This will be her first marriage and Lucas's second; he previously was married to film editor Marcia Lou Griffin. The exes adopted a daughter Amanda before their 1983 divorce. Lucas went on to adopt two more children.
Originally posted 12/21/2012 05:30PM
Sam Champion is a married man!
The Good Morning America weather anchor married Rubem Robierb, 35, a fine-arts photographer, Friday afternoon in an intimate ceremony at Champion's Manhattan apartment, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The couple, who met three years ago at a New Year's Eve party in Miami and then announced their engagement this past October, were surrounded by a small group of family and friends – including GMA pals Robin Roberts – currently recovering from a bone marrow transplant but feeling well enough to attend – Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott.
Originally posted 11/20/2012 09:40AM
A recent visit to the hospital for a "tune-up" took an emotional toll, but Good Morning America host Robin Roberts says she has a lot to be thankful for as she continues to recover from a Sept. 20 bone marrow transplant.
"It's a journey that kind of zigzags, and there are complications and things like that, but I feel good. I feel stronger every day," she told her sister and donor, Sally-Ann Roberts, in a segment that aired on WWL-TV Eyewitness News in New Orleans Monday and on GMA Tuesday.
Since being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, Roberts says the love and support from friends, family and fans is very much appreciated.
Originally posted 11/19/2012 09:05AM
After spending a week in the hospital for a "tune up," Robin Roberts is as positive as ever.
In a message to fans, the Good Morning America host, 51, says she's back at home after being treated for a latent virus that had not responded to medication.
"Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this ... but mine is only 59 days old," Roberts, who had a bone marrow transplant on Sept. 20, wrote in a post called "Home Sweet Home: Part II."
Roberts, who had undergone breast cancer treatment five years ago, was diagnosed this year with a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.
Originally posted 10/26/2012 12:00PM
When Justin Bieber sings "If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go," he's clearly talking about girlfriend Selena Gomez.
"I never make her separate from me [because] I don't ever want her to feel like I'm ashamed of her," the pop star tells Oprah Winfrey in an interview on Oprah's Next Chapter set to air Nov. 25.
"I feel like a lot of guys do that, especially in the business," Bieber continues. "They don't want to be seen with [their girlfriend], so they'll make them ride in separate cars and do all that getaway stuff."
"[But] if we get away," he says, "we're getting away together."
Originally posted 10/19/2012 10:20AM
Tom Hanks took a G-rated morning show into R-rated territory, using the F-word on-air Friday.
Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, the Oscar winner, 56, was asked by Elizabeth Vargas to speak in the accent of one of the characters from his new movie Cloud Atlas.
"Most of it is swear words," he warned. Then, in a thick accent, he said, "I want people to f–––ing …" – before stopping himself, slapping his hand to his mouth, and quickly apologizing.
Originally posted 10/11/2012 08:40AM
She began making plans to go home right after her bone-marrow transplant last month. Now, Robin Roberts has her cherished wish.
"There's no place like home. After 30 days in the hospital I'm home," the Good Morning America anchor wrote Thursday on Twitter. "Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO."
Roberts, 51, who is being treated for a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome, says she feels good, but there is still a long road ahead.
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