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ABC reporter admits she’s an alcoholic

 
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ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has publicly acknowledged that she’s an alcoholic, and said it took her years to admit it.

“Even to admit it to myself was admitting, I thought, that I was a failure,” said Vargas, 51, in an interview Friday on Good Morning America.

She said her husband, singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, wasn’t fooled.

“You have a problem. You’re an alcoholic,” she said he told her, adding that his words “made me really angry, really angry. But he was right.”

Last fall, Vargas spent several weeks in a treatment facility and is now in Alcoholics Anonymous. She said she’s ready to resume her duties as co-anchor of 20/20.

Grammy news

It’s official: Madonna will perform at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards.

A Friday news release from The Recording Academy had no other details about the seven-time Grammy winner’s appearance, however, which has been a rumor for some time.

Also added to the performance lineup are nominees Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong. They will sing a tribute to the late Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers. Juicy J and Trombone Shorty have also been added to the roster.

In other Grammy news, don’t expect to see first-time nominee Regina Spektor. The singer-songwriter, 33, has got a good excuse for skipping: she’s pregnant, according to People.com. She and husband Jack Dishel are expecting their first child, Spektor announced on her Facebook page.

“I would have definitely gone to L.A. for all the fun, in a party dress and with bells on, if I wasn’t so super pregnant at the moment (!!!!!!!!!!). Jack and I are very excited to be expecting a brand new human together,” she writes.

She’s nominated for You’ve Got Time, the theme song she wrote for the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

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