“Good Morning America” producer Daisha Riley, remembered by colleagues for her “grit and grace,” died at the age of 35 “suddenly and unexpectedly,” host Michael Strahan told viewers on Tuesday.In a tribute segment, Strahan said the Emmy Award-winning producer was “funny and brilliant and, above all, kind.” While viewers might not have known her name, Strahan said they would have seen her “incredible work” over the past 14 years, with one such example being when Riley made sure that a replica throne was included on the set for a “GMA” interview with the cast of “Game of Thrones.”“She rose through the ranks over the years on our show, working on stories that have made so many of you, our viewers, smile and tear up. Her legacy lives on in a powerful voice she shared through storytelling,” Strahan said.Also Read: ABC News Hosts Pay Tribute to 'Good Morning America' Camera Operator Who Died of Coronavirus Complications“Daisha loved nothing more than telling America a story,” Strahan said, calling her a “pillar to ‘GMA.'” “As one colleague said, Daisha had grit and grace. She took pride in her work and she fought for it, because to Daisha, there was no greater privilege than helping you at home start your day. And trust us when we say, for all of us at ‘GMA,’ there was no greater privilege than knowing Daisha Riley.”“She was beloved by all of us here. Her smile lit up a room,” Strahan said. “We can’t express how much we are going to miss her.”On Twitter, “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts also remembered Riley for being “talented, creative, kind, a beautiful soul in every way,” writing, “Our @GMA family loved her and will be forever grateful to have experienced Daisha’s grace & grit.”A cause of death was not publicly revealed.Watch the tribute here.Read original story ‘Good Morning America’ Producer Daisha Riley Dies at 35 At TheWrap
Alex Trebek is revealing plans for how “Jeopardy!” will be taped when production on the syndicated game show resumes in a few weeks.“We’ve redesigned our set to separate the contestants and myself a little bit more from them,” Trebek said in an interview Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” “So we are taking all kinds of precautions. Our testing procedure now is done online.”The host, who is battling stage four pancreatic cancer and is soon to release a new memoir called “The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life,” explained that the plan is to tape five shows a day, two days a week, without an audience.Also Read: Alex Trebek Says He Will Stop Cancer Treatment If Current Round Fails“We’ll do three and take a short break, and then do the last two. And we’ll see how that goes,” he said. “And if it’s too much for me, we can always cut back a little bit, maybe do four a day.”Reps for Sony Pictures, the show’s studio, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on when new episodes will start airing on TV.Trebek, who has hosted “Jeopardy!” for 36 years, added that he is excited to return to work.Also Read: Alex Trebek and His New Goatee Give Fans a Health Update: 'My Numbers Are Good, I'm Feeling Great' (Video)“It’s the best kind of reality television I feel. And people watch it, and if they come up with one or two correct responses in that half hour, they feel pretty good about themselves,” he said. “And that’s great.”Trebek would not reveal whether there have been talks about finding his replacement, but he did reveal an old friend who he thinks would do a good job.“I joke with the audience all the time and I say, ‘Betty White,’ because they want somebody younger, somebody funnier,” he said. “Betty and I have been friends for a long, long time.”Also Read: Alex Trebek Praises 'Jeopardy' Contestant for Doing 'Something That Never Happens' on 'Jeopardy' (Video)Until then, Trebek said, fan support is keeping him going.“They are the most important elements in my life outside of my family and friends,” he said. “Because they have expressed their feelings about me in so many positive ways that I can’t help but be touched by what they have to say and by what I mean to them. It’s humbling,” he said. “It’s nice to be humbled.”Watch a portion of the interview here.Read original story Alex Trebek Outlines ‘Jeopardy!’ Production Changes for When Taping Resumes At TheWrap
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced Monday on “Good Morning America,” two weeks after his wife, Ali Wentworth, announced her own diagnosis.The anchor, who has been broadcasting from home, said that he has not shown any signs of illness despite the diagnosis: “I am one of those I guess cases that are asymptomatic,” he said. “I have never had a fever. Never had chills. Never had a headache. Never had a cough. Never had shortness of breath. I’m feeling great.”Also Read: ABC News Hosts Pay Tribute to 'Good Morning America' Camera Operator Who Died of Coronavirus ComplicationsStephanopulos said that his wife, who revealed her diagnosis on April 1, has also shown improvement. “She is doing much much better,” he told “GMA” co-anchors Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan on Monday. “She is going on her fifth day now with no fever, which is a good sign. Slowly getting out of bed a little bit more each day.”His announcement comes at a tough time for the industry as well as the world in general. “GMA” camera operator Tony Greer passed away of coronavirus complications, and Stephanopoulos himself was among those who paid tribute to their late colleague last week.High-profile anchors across various networks have tested positive for the coronavirus, including CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin as well as Fox News’ Jedediah Bila. Many programs have been being broadcast from talent’s homes for weeks. Stephanopoulos’ “GMA” co-host Robin Roberts herself made the switch to telecommuting during the last week of March.Read original story ‘Good Morning America’ Anchor George Stephanopoulos Tests Positive for Coronavirus At TheWrap
The retired NBA star told "Good Morning America" seeing 12-year-old Zaya live as her authentic self was "a moment of real" for him and his wife, Gabrielle Union.
Shannen Doherty revealed Tuesday on “Good Morning America” that her breast cancer has returned. It is “stage four,” she told Amy Robach.Doherty was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015. The disease returned one year ago.The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star said she is telling the world now amid a court battle with her insurance company, State Farm. Her cancer will be mentioned in legal documents, she said, which are a matter of public record.“It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that — I’m stage four,” Doherty told “GMA.”Also Read: Shannen Doherty 'Definitely Wasn't Going to Do' the 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Revival - Until Luke Perry's DeathDoherty had planned to keep her diagnosis a private matter but that option is now out the window now, she said.“I’d rather people hear it from me,” Doherty said. “I don’t want it to be twisted. I don’t want it to be a court document. I want it to be real and authentic.”“I want to control the narrative,” she continued. “I want people to know from me, I just didn’t want them to know yet.”The first time Doherty battled breast cancer, she chronicled her fight on social media. This time she only told a few people, including just one “BH90210” castmate, Brian Austin Green.Also Read: 'Riverdale' Showrunner on Fred's 'Heroic Death,' Honoring Luke Perry With Shannen Doherty CameoWatch Doherty’s “GMA” interview via the video above.Doherty sued State Farm after her home was damaged in the 2018 Woolsey Fire. The “Charmed” actress says she had to pay out of pocket for losses she believes should be covered by her insurance policy.State Farm says it has paid nearly $1 million to Doherty to clean and repair her home and personal property, and for temporary housing and furniture rental.“We empathize with Ms. Doherty’s health issues and wish her a full recovery,” State Farm said in a statement to ABC News. “We strongly believe we have upheld our commitment to our customer and have paid what we owe on this claim. We are prepared to defend our position in court.”Read original story Shannen Doherty Says Her Breast Cancer Has Returned: ‘I’m Stage 4’ (Video) At TheWrap
Speaking on 'Good Morning America', the journalist and presenter opened up about his behind-the-scenes insight into the royal couple.
The 'God Is a Woman' singer also explains how she knew her fiancé was 'the one.'