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Gabrielle Giffords Announces She Will Be Stepping Down From Congress

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In an inspiring video, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced that she will be retiring from Congress this week.

In the above video, Gabby looks strong and happy as she tells her fans and followers:

"I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week. I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country."

She's one tough cookie. We know that her journey isn't over yet and she has so much more to show this world.

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Katie Couric Talks About Her Time At CBS Evening News, Admits Mistakes

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Don't be so hard on yourself, Katie! We think you did a fantastic job!

Earlier today, we learned that Katie Couric will be leaving her position as chair of CBS Evening News for another opportunity.

Now, Katie has spoken up about her time as anchor, and she's admitted that she's made some mistakes:

"I would have given people what they were used to, a traditional newscast. And then as they got to know me and got more comfortable, then I would’ve started toying with the format and trying new things."

"I think we were overly ambitious. We probably would have been better off playing it a little safer."

As we said before, Katie, we think you were wonderful! We're excited to see where you end up next.

Do U agree with Katie's comments? Should they have "played it a little safer?"

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Buh-Bye, Barry Diller!

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It was announced this morning that long time chairman of Live Nation, Barry Diller, has told the members of the board his plans to resign.

Many people this decision has come about due to the clash between Barry and his other board members over creative musical control, but in his statement announcing his plans, Barry makes no mention of that. His statement reads:

“I have always said, since the merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, that I only planned to stay as chairman through the transition and integration of the two companies. It’s been almost a year and I informed the board today that while there was no rush, the board should start the process now to appoint a new chairman.”

When exactly this will all happen no one quite knows yet, but we do know Barry isn't going too far. He intends to stay on the board, but just not in the chairman position.

Stepping down isn't as effective as stepping away. What's the point if you're not going to go off and do something else? You've probably got enough money for an early retirement! Go, relax! Shuffleboard it up somewhere!

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Gaultier Steps Down At Hermes

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After 7 years, Jean Paul Gaultier is stepping down from his artistic director position at Hermes.

Hermes praised JPG for his work upon the announcement, saying they are "deeply grateful to Jean-Paul Gaultier for his outstanding creative contribution."

With Gaultier now out, Lacoste creative director Christian Lemaire is set to take over.

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