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Jim Carrey on Good Morning America—Talks New Self-Published Children’s Book "How Roland Rolls"

Jim Carrey made an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ Thurday this week to promote his self-written children’s book, “How Roland Rolls”. He was wearing a black jacket and was looking really smart with a neat hairstyle. He gave a short interview, but it was a very interesting one! He was interviewed by ABC News’ Bianna Golodryga about his book. The story about a wave and he has a fear of losing himself when he hits the ocean.

He said that every child has a fear of losing their parents. But, this book tells that nobody is anywhere. They are right here. He shared some experiences about his childhood on which this book is based on. He said his parents smoked a lot and he remembered one day that he locked himself in the bathroom for hours with their carton of cigarettes because he was afraid they were going to die. “Kids have real fears about life and what’s going to happen to mom and dad,” he said. “I wanted to give them something that reassures them that no one is going anywhere.”

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Jenny McCarthy Joins The View To Replace Joy Behar

The View may have just lost Elisabeth Hasselbeck, but the popular talk show has gained Jenny McCarthy. Barbara Walters, who has served as a View host since it debuted in 1997, announced Monday that McCarthy has signed on as a permanent co-host. She will replace Joy Behar, who is leaving The View in August.

“We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent co-host on The View starting in September. Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View,” Walters said in a statement.

McCarthy said she is “beyond thrilled” about her new job. “I’d like to thank ABC for this great opportunity. I’d also like to give a big thank you to Vh1 for their support and for allowing me to fulfill this lifelong dream. I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off,” she said.

The actress and author will make her first appearance as a permanent View host when the new season kicks off on Monday, September 9.

Hasselbeck left The View last week to replace Gretchen Carlson on to Fox’s daytime talk show Fox & Friends.

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Dancing with the Stars: William Levy Injures Ankle

Another week, another Dancing with the Stars injury. This time it’s Cuban actor William Levy who is in danger of being forced to leave the competition. Levy says he hurt his ankle “pretty bad” while rehearsing his routine for Monday’s show. He is set to have an MRI to determine the severity of his injury.
“Just Wanted to let u know that I injured my right ankle pretty bad during rehearsal.. MRI tomorrow. I’ll let u all know .. Love u all,” Levy, 31, tweeted.
Last week actress Melissa Gilbert sustained head injuries during her performance and had to be carried out of the studio on a stretcher. Doctors determined Gilbert suffered a mild concussion and whiplash. She skipped Tuesday’s results show to rest, but was back to rehearsals on Wednesday.
Maria Menounos was the first contestant to be injured this season. About one week before the March season premiere the Extra host broke two ribs while rehearsing her cha cha. Her injuries didn’t stop her from competing and she became an early frontrunner.

One Moment In Time: The Life of Whitney Houston Airs Friday February 17

A Special Edition of “20/20,” “One Moment in Time: The Life of Whitney Houston,” will take an in-depth look at the voice of the century — from her record-setting achievements and musical legacy to her rocky personal life and battle with addiction.  It will also include Diane Sawyer’s ground-breaking interview done exactly 10 years ago, as well as the latest developments about the superstar’s final days. 

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving Includes Tony Bennett and Turkey Carving

On Thanksgiving night, NOVEMBER 24 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET), the ABC Television Network will air a 90-minute special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. The broadcast, which was conceived and directed by Lady Gaga, offers an intimate look inside the private life of the award-winning artist as she performs eight songs in front of a small audience filled with her close friends and family. Performances include a duet of “The Lady is a Tramp” with Tony Bennett as well as her newest single, “Marry the Night,” “You and I,” “The Edge of Glory” and the holiday classic “White Christmas,” among other hits.

Katie Couric sits down with the icon in her alma-mater, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Manhattan, as the two discuss the meaning and inspiration behind some of Gaga’s biggest hits. Gaga also opens up about her relationships with family and friends and shares heartfelt stories from her past, as well as what her life is like now living in the public eye. Legendary chef Art Smith stops by to help Gaga prepare a Thanksgiving feast of deep-fried turkey and waffles for her guests. This “Gaga-fied” Thanksgiving celebration reveals the traditional side of one of today’s most innovative artists.

“We all know Lady Gaga is a phenomenon,” said Couric. “This is a chance to see more of who she is beneath the wild costumes and staged musical numbers… Lady Gaga as a high school student still bruised by being excluded from the party, Lady Gaga as a devoted daughter and caring sister, Lady Gaga as a 25-year-old woman embracing fame and fortune that seemed to come overnight. She will impress you, delight you and surprise you.” 



A Very Gaga Thanksgiving is produced by Steven Johnson of Factory Films and ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions, with Rudy Bednar and David Saltz as executive producers.