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December 23, 1997 | by Scott Lunden, New York Daily News
Joan Lunden, who has infiltrated with Navy SEALS and landed on the deck of an aircraft carrier, tackles even scarier assignments in her fifth "Behind Closed Doors" ABC special, which arrives at 10 p.m. tomorrow. It was scary, she said, to go behind the Secret Service's closed doors - as she does in the show's first segment - and play the role of a "protected person" in an assassination training exercise, braving gunfire, explosions and a terrorist attack. Yet it was much scarier, she said, to strut her stuff - as she does in the show's second segment - as a Las Vegas showgirl in the "Jubilee!"
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Joan Lunden fighting cancer Joan Lunden , who hosted ABC's Good Morning America from 1980 to 1997, went on the show Tuesday to say she is fighting breast cancer. This misfortune haunts the show: Cohost Robin Roberts has been treated for it, and so has cohost Amy Robach . Lunden said she had already started chemo and expects to make a full recovery.   Cleese exits Bond movies Monty Python Flying Circus genius John Cleese is out of the James Bond movie series.
LIVING
September 6, 1997 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press and the New York Post
Joan Lunden said goodbye yesterday after nearly 18 years as host of ABC's Good Morning America, holding back the tears until singer Celine Dion serenaded her with Because You Loved Me. Lunden, who began on the show as a consumer reporter in 1976, is leaving to do prime-time specials and perhaps some acting. "This has been a very rare and privileged seat to be in and watch while history is being made," Lunden said during the two-hour goodbye special, a more subdued version of Bryant Gumbel's exit from the rival Today show in January.
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July 4, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
No kids for Cam No ticking biological clock keeps Cameron Diaz awake at night. Glam Cam, a robust 41 (almost 42), tells Esquire (whose August cover she adorns) that motherhood holds no allure. "It's so much more work to have children," she tells the "Man at His Best" mag. "To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for - I didn't take that on. . . . A baby - that's all day, every day for 18 years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn't make it an easy decision.
NEWS
June 10, 1992 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
QUOTE "Harleys are hot right now. The whole image of sleaze is not there anymore. It's very chic to have a motorcycle now. " - Barbara Tompkins, editor of Nouvelle magazine LUNDEN HITS CEILING OVER SUPPORT ORDER "Lunden Broils" It's a headline too good to resist. The tabloids are agog at Good Morning America co-host Joan Lunden's reaction to a Westchester (N.Y.) court decision. The court ordered Lunden, 41, to pay her estranged husband, producer Michael Krauss, $18,000 a month in temporary maintenance.
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June 17, 1987 | By KAY GARDELLA, New York Daily News
August will be a big month for Joan Lunden. Her third child is due. Her contract with ABC's "Good Morning America" is up. And the paperback version of "Good Morning: I'm Joan Lunden" will be out on the stands. "GMA" fans might recall that Lunden signed her last contract just a year ago, one that finally (after six years on the job) gave her equal billing as co-host with her then-partner, David Hartman. Why was it only a one-year pact? "At the time I signed," she explained recently, "the company was just taken over by Cap Cities, we didn't know who our executive producer would be, David Hartman was leaving and there was no permanent host named (to replace him)
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March 25, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services and People magazine contributed to this report
Oh, it's our fault. Months after it fizzled, "Good Morning America" hostess Joan Lunden is blaming the media for ruining her chance at love with Kevin Costner. The unlikely couple made a brief public splash last summer, after the movie star had split with his wife. On their first date, "He got this yacht and we sailed around New York Harbor and had dinner," Lunden says in the upcoming issue of TV Guide. "It was quite romantic and quite beautiful. When he first walked on the boat and smiled at me as only he can smile and said, 'Boy, I've waited so long to meet you,' I almost fell over.
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March 3, 1992 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report
There's an afterlife for Doc Severinsen. Johnny Carson's longtime band leader announced yesterday that after leaving the show with the TV star in May, he'll take over as the main pops conductor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. "I've no doubt that the last day I walk out of (the TV show), it'll be a very strange feeling," the trumpeter said. "But I also have a hunch that I'll get over it very quickly. . . . Coming to Buffalo to conduct the orchestra is one of the things I most want to do. " Severinsen will conduct his first pops gig with the Buffalo July 1, then take over for the 1992-93 season.
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April 20, 2000 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Madonna's maternal hackles are up. What's the perceived threat? A few newspaper items. The star issued a rare but snippy statement yesterday to complain about recent reports on her pregnancy. She's expecting a second child, as the world knows, in September. Earlier this week, buzz surfaced that she was having a boy. However. "Despite what you may have read, including quotes falsely attributed to me, I do not know the sex of my baby and I have no plans for marriage," her stern statement read.
NEWS
October 9, 1995 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post, New York Times, Washington Post and People magazine contributed to this report
We recently wondered here what made frumpy old Joan Lunden, the "Good Morning America" co-host, so popular with the fellas. One minute she's romancing Kevin Costner on the West Coast; the next, it's hockey player Nick Kypreos in New York. Well, it should have been obvious, ladies. It's just what your mom said all along: If you are outgoing and friendly, and have plenty of self-confidence, people will take notice. A whole airplane-full took notice of Joan's textbook technique last week.
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July 4, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
No kids for Cam No ticking biological clock keeps Cameron Diaz awake at night. Glam Cam, a robust 41 (almost 42), tells Esquire (whose August cover she adorns) that motherhood holds no allure. "It's so much more work to have children," she tells the "Man at His Best" mag. "To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for - I didn't take that on. . . . A baby - that's all day, every day for 18 years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn't make it an easy decision.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Joan Lunden fighting cancer Joan Lunden , who hosted ABC's Good Morning America from 1980 to 1997, went on the show Tuesday to say she is fighting breast cancer. This misfortune haunts the show: Cohost Robin Roberts has been treated for it, and so has cohost Amy Robach . Lunden said she had already started chemo and expects to make a full recovery.   Cleese exits Bond movies Monty Python Flying Circus genius John Cleese is out of the James Bond movie series.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
It happened quite by accident. The phone rang just as I sat down at my desk to start the day. So I muted the TV, which was still set on E! from taping The Soup the night before. Turns out there's something diverting about the channel - as long as you don't pay attention. Everyone knows if you really focus on E! your brain will explode. But watching with half an eye and no ear? Curiously entertaining. Here's what I learned from a day of viewing E! on mute: I'm amazed there is no e in Kardashian , because there is almost nothing but Kardashian in E!
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June 15, 2003 | By Murray Dubin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Surrogate mother Deborah Bolig delivered twins for former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden last week in Ohio. Lunden and husband Jeff Konigsberg visited Cincinnati and kept in close contact with Bolig during the pregnancy. "I don't know how we could ever thank her and her family enough," Lunden said. The newborns are Kate Elizabeth Konigsberg, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and Max Aaron Konigsberg, 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Lunden, 52, who now hosts Behind Closed Doors on A&E, has three daughters, Jamie, 22, Lindsay, 20, and Sarah, 15, from a previous marriage.
NEWS
April 20, 2000 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Madonna's maternal hackles are up. What's the perceived threat? A few newspaper items. The star issued a rare but snippy statement yesterday to complain about recent reports on her pregnancy. She's expecting a second child, as the world knows, in September. Earlier this week, buzz surfaced that she was having a boy. However. "Despite what you may have read, including quotes falsely attributed to me, I do not know the sex of my baby and I have no plans for marriage," her stern statement read.
NEWS
April 14, 2000 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Maybe next time, Hannibal Lecter will order up a hot dog and some apple pie with that nice Chianti. It would only be fitting for Anthony Hopkins, the actor who brought the "Silence of the Lambs" protagonist to creepy life. Wednesday, he became a U.S. citizen, renouncing ties to his native Britain. The actor, who had taken the standard tests and interviews for U.S. citizenship, was sworn in in a brief ceremony in the Los Angeles Federal Building. His pals Steven Spielberg and John Travolta were in attendance.
NEWS
December 23, 1997 | by Scott Lunden, New York Daily News
Joan Lunden, who has infiltrated with Navy SEALS and landed on the deck of an aircraft carrier, tackles even scarier assignments in her fifth "Behind Closed Doors" ABC special, which arrives at 10 p.m. tomorrow. It was scary, she said, to go behind the Secret Service's closed doors - as she does in the show's first segment - and play the role of a "protected person" in an assassination training exercise, braving gunfire, explosions and a terrorist attack. Yet it was much scarier, she said, to strut her stuff - as she does in the show's second segment - as a Las Vegas showgirl in the "Jubilee!"
LIVING
September 6, 1997 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press and the New York Post
Joan Lunden said goodbye yesterday after nearly 18 years as host of ABC's Good Morning America, holding back the tears until singer Celine Dion serenaded her with Because You Loved Me. Lunden, who began on the show as a consumer reporter in 1976, is leaving to do prime-time specials and perhaps some acting. "This has been a very rare and privileged seat to be in and watch while history is being made," Lunden said during the two-hour goodbye special, a more subdued version of Bryant Gumbel's exit from the rival Today show in January.
NEWS
August 27, 1997 | Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"My only concern is that this Dodi is a foreigner. " - Dame Barbara Cartland, Princess Diana's step-grandmother, on the chances of a happy match between Dodi Fayed and Diana What's Joan Lunden going to do after she hangs up 20 years on "Good Morning America" next week? Would you believe . . . a sitcom? "I laughed at the idea first, too," said Lunden, who initially turned down an offer to star in a series based loosely on her life. "I told one of the producers, 'I don't act, I've never acted, not even in a high school play.
FOOD
April 10, 1996 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
Oy, was Joan Lunden unhappy. In 1988, the sunny blonde had been a popular co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" for 10 years. But she'd also had three kids in eight years and an unhappy marriage, and was, not coincidentally, about 50 pounds overweight. "Somewhere, hidden under those sweatpants and baggy tops, was the driven, fit career woman I once knew. It's hard to get motivated to return to your lean, attractive old self when you feel overweight, unattractive, undesirable and just plain overwhelmed," she writes in a new motivational text/cookbook, "Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking" (Little, Brown & Co., $24.95)
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