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For First Time, Heaven's Gate Survivors Are Talking

To Diane Sawyer, 25 years after 39 died in cult mass suicide

(Newser) - Surviving members of the cult behind America's largest mass suicide are speaking out for the first time about the bizarre life they left behind. In an upcoming two-hour 20/20 special, Diane Sawyer speaks with two surviving members of Heaven's Gate "who share their stories for the first...

Britney Spears Reveals Her Feelings on That Diane Sawyer Interview

Yep, she thought Sawyer was out of line

(Newser) - Britney Spears is speaking out on that infamous 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer—and it turns out she found it just as problematic as many viewers are now finding it . In a since-deleted Instagram post Monday, Spears took Sawyer to task for the way she treated the pop star, who...

Tortured Turpin Siblings Describe 'Hell' They Endured

'I thought I was going to die,' Jordan Turpin tells Diane Sawyer

(Newser) - Reflecting on her childhood, Jennifer Turpin says "the only word I know to call it is 'hell.'" It's no wonder considering the 32-year-old grew up in what media outlets have dubbed a "house of horrors." Turpin was one of 13 siblings rescued in...

Stars Are Reacting to Framing Britney Spears

Miley Cyrus, Khloe Kardashian, and many more join the call to 'Free Britney'

(Newser) - Britney Spears' showbiz colleagues are speaking out for the pop star after the release of Framing Britney Spears, the new documentary that has many joining the #FreeBritney movement to end her conservatorship. (It also has put not only Spears' father but also Diane Sawyer and Justin Timberlake under scrutiny .)...

Britney Film Puts Timberlake, Diane Sawyer in Hot Seat

Not many people come out looking good in 'Framing Britney Spears,' airing on FX and Hulu

(Newser) - As the saga continues to swirl around Britney Spears' conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement that seeks to yank her out from under the control of said conservator (her dad, Jamie), a new documentary on the 39-year-old singer sheds some light on how things got to this place—and has raised...

Connie Chung Gets Super Candid About Time at ABC

Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer tried to 'put me down back in my little hole'

(Newser) - Retired news anchor Connie Chung is opening up about her years at ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN—not all of which were apparently enjoyable. Competition was fierce, Chung recalled on Thursday's episode of Los Angeles Magazine's "The Originals" podcast. Chung said she had to be on guard...

Ashley Judd: I Escaped Weinstein by Making 'Deal' With Him

Her condition to submitting to him: She needed a future Oscar win in one of his movies

(Newser) - Ashley Judd was one of the first high-profile actresses to speak up against Harvey Weinstein , and now she's speaking out for the first time publicly since her story was told in an explosive New York Times exposé, ABC News reports. In an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer on Good ...

ABC, Reporter Head to Trial Over 'Pink Slime'

Diane Sawyer off the hook in Beef Products' defamation claim

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer escapes repercussions, but accusations against ABC News and reporter Jim Avila stand after a South Dakota state judge cleared the way to trial for a Beef Products lawsuit against the network for calling its meat product "pink slime." The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that...

Columbine Killer's Mom Gives First TV Interview

'I felt that I was a good mom': Sue Klebold on son Dylan

(Newser) - It's been 17 years since the Columbine massacre, and on Friday night's 20/20, ABC will air the first TV interview with the mom of killer Dylan Klebold. In her sit-down with Diane Sawyer, Sue Klebold reveals her feelings about the 1999 Colorado school attack in which her son,...

Bruce Jenner's Kids Forgive His Absence

Jenner disappeared from the lives of his 4 oldest, but they're standing behind him

(Newser) - One of Bruce Jenner's ex-wives expressed her support after Jenner confirmed Friday that he's transgender and identifies as a woman. Also standing firm behind the former Olympic athlete: his four oldest children (the ones not regularly seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians), despite the "very complex...

Youngest Woman on US Death Row Calls It 'Life Row'

Emilia Carr and fellow inmate Tiffany Cole don't believe they'll ever be executed

(Newser) - One out of every 25 inmates on death row is innocent, according to PNAS —and Emilia Carr and Tiffany Cole say they're in that demographic. That's not the only thing they have in common: They're both among the youngest women on death row in the US...

Bruce Jenner to Open Up About Gender Transition: Sources

Sources say he'll sit down for interview, star in reality series

(Newser) - Multiple gossip outlets are reporting that Bruce Jenner is indeed transgender, and Page Six reports that the 65-year-old Olympic champion and Kardashian stepfather will sit down with Diane Sawyer for an ABC News interview airing in May about the process of transitioning to a woman. That last bit has apparently...

Graduate Director Mike Nichols Dead at 83
 Graduate Director 
 Mike Nichols Dead at 83 
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Graduate Director Mike Nichols Dead at 83

Entertainment icon had prolific, lengthy career in Hollywood, on Broadway

(Newser) - Mike Nichols, the iconic director of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Working Girl, Angels in America, Spamalot, and much more, died suddenly yesterday at the age of 83. "No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike," says the president of ABC News , which...

Joan Rivers Gets Her Star-Studded Sendoff

Howard Stern pays tribute to 'crazy aunt at Bar Mitzvah'

(Newser) - No word on whether Meryl Streep is crying in five different accents , but Joan Rivers' funeral is under way at Temple Emanu-El in New York, and the private event is basically one rather large name-drop. Luminaries including Howard Stern, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Kelly Osbourne,...

Diane Sawyer Stepping Down at ABC's World News

To be replaced by David Muir

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer is stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News in September after nearly five years in the job, to be replaced by her regular substitute, David Muir. The network also said today that George Stephanopoulos will add the role of chief anchor for live news events to...

Hillary: We Were 'Dead Broke' and in Debt

So they gave high-priced speaking engagements, she says

(Newser) - Another tidbit from Hillary Clinton's interview with Diane Sawyer : She and Bill were "dead broke" and seriously in debt when his presidency ended, ABC News reports. The debt came from "hefty legal fees," she said (likely due to Bill's "sexual harassment saga," quips...

Clinton: Ask Me About 2016 —in 2015

She tells Diane Sawyer she's still making her mind up

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton fans and haters alike are going to have to wait a while to learn whether she's planning a 2016 White House bid. In an ABC interview ahead of tomorrow's release of her memoir, Hard Choices, Clinton told Diane Sawyer that she's still working on the...

'Pink Slime' Lawsuit Gets Green Light

State supreme court allows suit against ABC to proceed

(Newser) - ABC's news anchor Diane Sawyer, two of the network's correspondents, and other defendants in a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against the company related to its coverage of a meat product known by critics as "pink slime" could be deposed following a ruling by the South Dakota...

Amanda Knox: 'For All Intents, I Was a Murderer'
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 'For All Intents, 
 I Was a Murderer' 
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Amanda Knox: 'For All Intents, I Was a Murderer'

Freed convict opens up in interviews, new book

(Newser) - As Amanda Knox's new book hits the shelves, she's speaking to the media about the saga that saw her convicted of roommate Meredith Kercher's murder in Italy. Amid media scrutiny in the courtroom, "for all intents and purposes, I was a murderer—whether I was or...

Amanda Knox Giving First Interview

Will talk to Diane Sawyer in special airing April 30

(Newser) - Amanda Knox will give her first interview more than a year and a half after being acquitted of murdering Meredith Kercher and leaving an Italian prison. Knox will talk to Diane Sawyer in a primetime special airing on April 30 at 10pm, Mediabistro reports. Knox won't be paid for...

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