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GOOD NEWS: Elizabeth Vargas Returns to ABC Following Rehab

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This face used to be on the proverbial milk carton in the ABC News cafeteria — she’s 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas.

On Halloween night, she makes her return to the show following a stint in rehab for alcoholism. Vargas, who has been brave and transparent with her addiction, has encountered some public turmoil because of this personal issue for her.

Last November, she tried to end her decades-long battle with the bottle. She did so again this past August. Unfortunately for her, the event that sparked the second trip was her husband, Marc Cohn, filing for divorce.

That’s usually what it takes: life stopping on a dime and you finally waking from the haze to pay attention to it.

I know, because I was there more than 22 years ago. It’s my birthday month: clean and sober since Oct. 20, 1992 at 10:42 a.m. (yeah, it was that bad). Many people can go to a bar, have a drink, and go back home with no problem. Good for them.

I couldn’t. Elizabeth couldn’t. And millions of people today still can’t. That’s why seeing people come back is really good news.

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Forrest Gump Drops the F-Bomb on Live TV

Well, this just made our day. The world’s favorite nice guy Tom Hanks stopped by Good Morning America this morning to yukk it up with Elizabeth Vargas about his upcoming movie Cloud Atlas (which just happens to be based on one of our favorite novels, so those Matrix guys had better not screw it up)–and things quickly went from PG to R.

While demonstrating the finer details of making funny voices to the audience at home, Mr. Gump just happened to let a little f-bomb slip through. Authentic! We love Vargas’s attempts to contain her laughter:

You think Hanks would have had this much fun with Samantha Guthrie? Check and mate, NBC!