Stephen Collins is battling his demons on a large scale. The embattled actor sat down with Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric to discuss the abuse allegations against him. The interview will be posted on Yahoo Friday morning, and airs later on ABC's 20/20.
The ex Seventh Heaven star, 67, had been keeping a low profile since October when TMZ released a recording of him in a 2012 therapy session admitting to child molestation. Collins has maintained his estranged wife Faye Grant secretly taped him and leaked the admission to get a better deal in their divorce. This past week, Collins released a statement to People admitting to inappropriate sexual conduct with three female minors. Even though he is still a “flawed person,” the actor tells Couric his faith helped him heal and the abominable behavior is behind him now.
"In the church, it's actually one of the things I love about the church ... Christ says in so many ways, 'Bring me that which about you is broken. Bring it.' And, most people are broken in some way," he says.
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Stevie Wonder is a father for the ninth time. The 64-year-old singer and his girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy have welcomed a daughter named Nia, his representative confirmed to Us Weekly. The baby is the couple’s second together. Wonder is a dad to seven other children from previous relationships.
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Rihanna has a new gig: creative director for Puma’s women’s collections. The pop star and “fashion icon” was also named “global ambassador.” No matter that she’s not an athlete.
It’s not such a great day, America — not for fans of Craig Ferguson. Television’s kinetic Scottish cutup on Friday brings to a close his decade-long run as host of CBS’ The Late Late Show.
ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of Nightline. Pitts, the network’s chief national correspondent, will replace Abrams after Thursday’s edition of the late-night news program. Abrams will remain chief legal analyst for ABC News.