Benitez to Host Fusion’s “Nightline on Fusion” Program

Giovani “Gio” Benitez is ready to walk the (night)line

The 29-year-old Latino television correspondent will host Nightline on Fusion, Fusion’s one-hour weekly edition of ABC News Nightline.

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Co-hosted by Fusion’s Kimberly Brooks, the network’s edition will feature contributions from additional ABC News and Fusion talent. Nightline on Fusion will include stories from the late-night program — the ones that “resonate with Fusion’s young, diverse millennial audience” —  as well as original content produced for Fusion, that network said.

Fusion will begin broadcasting its weekly edition on February 18 at 8:00 pm ET.

Fusion was launched as a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network on October 28, 2013.

Benitez serves as a correspondent for ABC News, appearing on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20 and Nightline.

He has won two television news Emmy awards.

Vargas to Pen Memoir About Her Struggle with Alcoholism

Elizabeth Vargas is preparing to open up about her ‘dark double life’…

The 51-year-old half-Puerto Rican television journalist, an anchor for ABC’s newsmagazine 20/20, will be writing a memoir about her struggle with alcoholism.

Elizabeth Vargas

Vargas’ untitled book will be published by Grand Central Publishing in the spring of 2016.

News of Vargas’ battle with the disease went public in late 2013 when it was reported that she had entered a rehab facility for treatment. She spoke openly about her struggle with addiction during an appearance on Good Morning America in January 2014.

Grand Central, in an announcement, says Vargas will give a “no-holds-barred account” of how she turned to alcohol to cope with crippling anxiety attacks, the double life she led as an alcoholic and her time in rehab.

Vargas also hopes to provide “solace and guidance” to others suffering from the disease.

“When I first began to worry about my own drinking, I turned to books other women had written about their own alcoholism,” said Vargas. “I learned I was not alone, and it helped me find the courage to reach out and get help. I have spent my entire life telling other peoples’ stories. This one is my own, and is incredibly personal: the burden and the loneliness of the secret drinker. If just one other person can relate to it, it will make my own story worth writing, and I will have paid the gift forward.”

“Roc” & “Roe” with Carey’s Clan 24/7…

She may be revealing her babies on primetime television tonight… But Mariah Carey may soon give you an all-access pass to photos of the tykes!

During his radio show “Rollin’ with Nick Cannon,” Carey’s husband reported that sometime after their exclusive interview with Barbara Walters airs, the couple will launch Dembabies.com due to the overwhelming interest in the twins, Moroccan  and Monroe.

Carey send this message to her Twitter followers: “BREAKING NEWS: Get all the information on dembabies site from me!!! Very soon-we will have REAL updates. Barbra W. FIRST! L4L-LYM.”

She later added, “Our site is exclusively family moments which you will see later, afterwards-but we’re keeping you posted so stay w/us! Big Kiss!”

The site will be dedicated to Nick’s photos of “Roc” and “Roe” that celebrate their family, including Mariah’s pregnancy. Rather than sell the photos, the couple has decided let the public peek into their private life for FREE.

Don’t miss the twins big reveal tonight on ABC’s “20/20.”

Image courtesy of ABC/Donna Svennevik.

Carey’s Twins Ready for Their Primetime Debut…

She sang about “The Beautiful Ones” on her “Butterfly” album back in 1997, but now Mariah Carey has two beautiful ones to show off…

The 42-year-old part-Venezuelan songstress’ six-month-old twins with actor/TV host husband Nick Cannon are ready for their close-up.

Carey and Cannon introduced their son Moroccan Scott and daughter Monroe to ABC’s Barbara Walters during an intimate visit to the couple’s lavish Manhattan apartment. It’s part of an exclusive “meet the twins” interview that will air this Friday on “20/20.”

During the special meeting, Walters bonded with “Roc” and “Roe”—as they’ve been nicknamed by the oh-so-proud parents. In the teaser image released by ABC, Monroe is seen wearing a puffy white dress with a matching bow in her hair, while Moroccan is dressed to the nines in a camel-colored suit.

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Since their birth in Los Angeles on April 30, the only photo the couple has released was one on Twitter of Monroe with a hand covering her face.

“My son is laid back like me,” the 31-year-old Cannon told Us Weekly back earlier this year. “My daughter’s a diva like her mom!”

The special airs on ABC this Friday at 10:00 pm.

Image courtesy of ABC/Donna Svennevik.