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Woman Behind Latest Anthony Weiner Scandal Grants Exclusive TV Interview To…

The woman behind the latest sexting scandal related to New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is speaking out publicly. Sydney Leathers will give an “exclusive” TV interview to the CBS-produced syndicated newsmagazine “Inside Edition.”

The interview–conducted by chief correspondent Jim Moret–will air on tonight’s edition of the program.

“It literally disgusts me. It makes me feel physically ill,” Leathers says in the interview when asked about his press conference earlier this week. “I’ve barely been able to eat since all of this happened. I feel sick about it. I’m disgusted by him. He’s not who I thought he was”

A number of outlets were pursuing an interview with Leathers, a source familiar with the situation says. She is said to have been asking for a fee for the interview, likely tied to the licensing of photos or video. It is not immediately clear whether “Inside Edition” took her up on that offer.

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Jim Moret Talks New Book, CNN Departure

Former CNNer and current Chief Correspondent for “Inside Edition” Jim Moret sits down with mediabistro.com for a So What Do You Do interview. Moret discussed his new book The Last Day of My Life and talked about his career, including the lessons he learned when he decided not to stay with CNN. Here’s an excerpt:

How long did it take you to find the job at Inside Edition after you left CNN?

That was about two and half years. I think sometimes you get an inflated value of what you can do and perhaps you set your sights too high. You say, ‘I’ve been anchoring for eight years, that’s all I’m going to do.’ But sometimes you have to take a step backwards to move forwards, and it gets harder as you get older. But you know what? Sometimes you just have to do that. That was a great life lesson for me: Don’t take yourself too seriously and think you’re too important. We’re all expendable. That doesn’t mean you don’t have a value, it doesn’t mean that you don’t make a difference, but don’t get an inflated view of yourself. And I think that I did, so I learned a lot about myself and I learned a lot about humility. Sometimes it’s a costly lesson. And that’s how I got myself in the financial mess, because my kids were in private school and bills kept coming and my monthly payments were the same. Would I do things differently today? Sure. And that’s called experience and wisdom and having lived through it.

Read more from Moret’s conversation here.

Jim Moret On His ‘Wake-Up Call’: ‘My Attitude Toward Life Is Totally Different’

The Last Day.jpg“In television news, there are ups and downs,” says former CNNer Jim Moret, now Inside Edition‘s chief correspondent and a frequent Larry King Live fill-in host.

Moret writes intimately about life’s highs and lows in his first book, The Last Day of My Life, out yesterday. He takes readers back to 2001, when, having spent nearly a decade at CNN, the Los Angeles-based Moret was told that to stay with the network, he’d need to move to Atlanta to anchor mornings.

Moret was separated from his wife at the time, and decided to stay put to work on the marriage. He and his wife reunited, but Moret’s departure from CNN brought financial consequences. “After I left CNN, there were a couple of years where I didn’t work as much as I thought I would.”

MoretJ.jpgMoret took out a subprime mortgage on his home to stay afloat — which came back to haunt him a few years later, even after landing his Inside Edition job. Moret became depressed, and contemplated suicide. One day in 2008, his thoughts turned “dark” as he drove along the cliffs of Malibu. “And I thought, you know what, I’m worth more dead than alive,” Moret tells TVNewser, referring to a life insurance policy. “Maybe I should go right over the cliff, it’ll look like an accident.”

But he didn’t. Instead, he saw the moment as “a wake-up call”, and decided to take stock of his life using a new perspective: how would you live if you had only one day left?

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