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Robin Roberts Tells Letterman She’s ‘Healthier and Happier’

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Robin Roberts has watched Late Show With David Letterman countless times before. But the Good Morning America co-anchor had never appeared on the program. Not until Tuesday, when she visited Late Show to promote her new book, Everybody’s Got Something.

Roberts spoke with David Letterman about the medical obstacles she has faced and overcome. Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, was later diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disorder. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2012, receiving donor cells from her sister, Sally-Ann.

Through it all, she has maintained a positive outlook, saying she wouldn’t change a thing.

“I can look at you right now and say I am healthier and happier than I’ve ever been,” Roberts, 53, said. “That’s all that matters.”

Letterman remarked on the book’s title, saying how appropriate it is. “Nobody gets a free ride,” he said.

“You think you’re the only one,” Roberts said of life’s obstacles. “And my momma would say, ‘Honey, everybody’s got something.’ Everybody’s got something, not just a challenge, but something to give to help you get through that challenge.”

After taping the appearance, Roberts had a parting message for Letterman:

.@GMA’s @RobinRoberts has a special message for Dave. Watch Robin coming up next on #LSDL pic.twitter.com/aGS5AhYF9J

— Letterman (@Letterman) April 23, 2014

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“Bachelorette” Contestant Eric Hill Dies in Paragliding Accident

GO with Eric/Facebook(NEW YORK) — One of the competitors on Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette has died, his sister confirmed.

Eric Hill, an adventurer who sought to visit every country in the world in less than 1,200 days, was involved in a paragliding accident Sunday that left him in a coma. He died Wednesday morning. He was 31.

“Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away. Thank you to all of your love and support and prayers and fasting,” Karen Tracey wrote on her Facebook page. “It was amazing to be with so many of his friends and family yesterday in the hospital who came to express their love for Eric.”

According to reports, Hill’s parachute collapsed while he was paragliding in Utah with a friend.

The California native, who called his trip around the world, “The Global Odyssey,” did not seem to be filming the ABC reality series at the time of the accident.

“He gave us such a gift of a life fully lived and fully shared, and allowed us all to be a part of his last adventure here on earth. It is hard to think of life without his bright spark, but we know he is on to new adventures,” Tracy added in her post. “We look forward to carrying on his legacy here and greeting him joyfully again someday. I love you so much, little brother!”

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Justin Bieber Apologizes Following Shrine Controversy

John Paul Filo/CBS(NEW YORK) — Justin Bieber has apparently learned his lesson.

During a trip to Tokyo earlier this week, the singer stopped at the Yasukuni Shrine, then tweeted an homage to the shrine.

Only problem was that the Yasukuni Shrine was founded in the late 1800s and honors more than two million Japanese who died in combat from the Boshin War in 1868 through the end of World War II. But it also honors convicted war criminals that are categorized Class A — crimes against peace — stemming from mass murders across Asia during World War II.

After Chinese fans urged Bieber to take his positive tweet down, he did so and posted an apology Wednesday morning.

“While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine,” he wrote. “I was mislead to think the shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan.”

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Julia Roberts Comments on Death of Half-Sister

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For the first time since the death of her half-sister in February, comments from Julia Roberts following the tragedy have surfaced.

Roberts spoke to Wall Street Journal Magazine in late February about Nancy Motes’ death from a possible drug overdose, and the interview was released Monday.

“It’s just heartbreak,” she told Wall Street Journal Magazine, tearing up. “It’s only been 20 days. There aren’t words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days. It’s hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead.”

Motes was found dead in Los Angeles on Feb. 9 at the age of 37.

The Oscar winner added, “You don’t want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But [as with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family. It’s so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family.”

Roberts, 46, who spoke to the magazine as part of her promotion for her May 25 HBO movie The Normal Heart, added candid details about her personal life with husband Daniel Moder and her children Hazel and Phinnaeus, 9, and Henry, 5.

“By the time we had kids, I had accomplished things and felt secure about that part of my life,” she said. “I was so joyful moving into the family phase of my life in a sincere way.”

She also joked that when her twins arrived in 2004, she wanted to be with them as much as possible.

“For a long time the group weren’t even aware I had a job because I was home so much,” she added.

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Katy Perry Faces Fan in Katy Perry Trivia…and Loses

ABC/Jimmy Kimmel Live(LOS ANGELES) — Those Katy Perry trivia questions are tough.

Especially for Perry.

The pop starlet appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, facing off in a trivia contest against a superfan — the group’re called “Katy Kats” — named Emily.

“How well do you feel that you know Katy Perry?” Kimmel asked Perry.

“Very well,” she responded. “I’m ready to play me.”

Emily was ready to play, too. She had a Perry-themed wall constructed in her home, but later took it down at her boyfriend’s urging.

“At least you have a boyfriend,” Katy quipped.

“Yeah,” Emily said, smiling.

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