20/20's Elizabeth Vargas Checks into Rehab for Alcohol Problem

ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas revealed today that she checked herself into a recovery facility for alcohol addiction while on vacation. Vargas spent a couple of weeks in treatment last fall for the same issue, during which her husband was reportedly cheating on her. The couple is now going through a divorce. » 8/18/14 8:00pm 8/18/14 8:00pm

Tyler Clementi's Newly-Convicted Roommate Dharun Ravi Gives First…

Dharun Ravi, the roommate of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who committed suicide in 2010 after Ravi used a webcam to spy on his intimate encounter with another man, has given his first interview since being found guilty of bias intimidation, along with 14 other charges including invasion of privacy and evidence… » 3/23/12 12:00pm 3/23/12 12:00pm

The Man Behind TheDirty.com Is Still A Self-Aggrandizing Dick

Nik Richie — founder of TheDirty.com, a website that cruelly mocks, and some would say defames, the non-famous — appeared on 20/20 on Friday, where he presented the same kind of unapologetic, self-aggrandizing, total asshole-ish persona as has in the past, referring to himself as a "blog star." Except in this… » 6/27/11 5:00pm 6/27/11 5:00pm

Jersey Shore Producer Sleeps To The Sounds Of Drunk Snooki

Last night, 20/20 aired a special about reality television, interviewing creators and producers of some of the genre's biggest hits. SallyAnn Salsano, who developed and executive produces Jersey Shore, let the cameras follow her to Florence, Italy, where she's currently filming the fourth season of the show (surely… » 6/09/11 5:40pm 6/09/11 5:40pm

Asexual People Are Happy Without Being "Satisfied"

Last night I caught a recent rerun of 20/20 » 8/28/08 3:20pm 8/28/08 3:20pm that reported on a population of people that I'd never really thought about: Asexuals. As the program reported, there are numerous support groups for asexuals, who insist that they have no sexual preference at all, and no desire to ever have sex. (They say that it's…

Poverty Drives The Tragic Infant Death Rate In Tennessee

The U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate of the world's 23 richest nations, and within the country, black babies die at three times the rate of white babies. On Friday, the 20/20 » 8/25/08 2:40pm 8/25/08 2:40pm report "Babyland" focused on Memphis, the city with the highest infant death rate. Dr. Sheldon Korones, seen in the clip above, was…

Telling Mom You're A Hooker Isn't Always So Horrible

Yesterday, one of Jezebel's brother sites, Gawker, wrote about "Debauchette," one of the several prostitutes who appeared on the Diane Sawyer 20/20 special about working girls. Even though Debauchette's voice was altered and her appearance masked, her mother recognized her because of the idiosyncratic cadence of her… » 4/22/08 2:30pm 4/22/08 2:30pm

Young Beauty Sells Her Body, Breaks Our Hearts

On Friday night, Diane Sawyer's much-publicized, 2-hour 20/20 "investigation" of the state of prostitution in America aired, and for the most part, it was a disappointment. There was little to no mention of the societal/gender structures that lead to women selling their bodies for money, and the prostitutes featured… » 3/24/08 12:30pm 3/24/08 12:30pm