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Christiane Amanpour

Gets Heave-Ho at ABC

Replaced by Stephanopoulos

12/13/2011 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Christiane Amanpour has gotten the boot from ABC, TMZ has learned.  She will be replaced as the host of the Sunday political show, "This Week," by George Stephanopoulos.

A well-placed source tells TMZ Christiane is going back to CNN as an international correspondent.

George will be doing double duty on "This Week" as well as "Good Morning America."

Here's what's interesting.  TMZ posted a story in September, saying there was talk at ABC about replacing George on GMA with the newsreader, Josh Elliot.  We said back then that the plan was for George to go back to "This Week" and that Josh would get the GMA anchor seat within a year.

Stay tuned ...

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31.

static    

Dumb & dumber.

1015 days ago
32.

john johnson    

oh well, just when she was starting to look sexy. george will fill in well. theres always ariana huffington, george will or matthew dowd.

1015 days ago
33.

Ace    

Now they need to get Diane Sawyer out and replaced by David Muir on World News.

1015 days ago
34.

Fan    

Both are credible. This is a lateral move, no real change.

1015 days ago
35.

Kelly    

change might shake up some at the retirement home

1015 days ago
36.

Throwback kid    

Christiane Amanpour has a great face to be on the radio. She's a maaaan baby!

1015 days ago
37.

Moonbeam    

Someone commented on Christine's "British" accent. It is a combination of a Middle East accent and British. I've heard people from Iran and from Iraq who have spent years living in the U.K. sound similar, even those one spoke Farsi and the other Arabic.

1015 days ago
38.

Moonbeam    

Those posters commenting on George being Clinton's standby, I seem to recall he wasn't always all that loyal to Clinton. Also, you guys need to be more informed about who owns ABC and its ties and loyalties to the Bush family. I believe it is the only station that refused to air Michael Moore's movie 9/11 b/c the movie was critical of George W. Bush. I read that Jeb Bush was in fact quite fond of Disney when he was Florida's governor, and protected some of Disney's business privileges b/c it was such a great source of revenue for Florida. From what I hear, Disney is not such a "liberal" employer, and I think it still owns ABC.

1015 days ago
39.

Moonbeam    

She is a good international correspondent, but perhaps is too serious a person to realize that one must make extra effort to "glam up" a bit when hosting one's own show. Not so necessary when broadcasting from a war zone, for instance, but a good hair and make-up person is essential in a studio setting. That being said, I do think she's a knowledgeable and credible reporter.

1015 days ago
40.

Throwback kid    

Did Amanpour really go to college with JFK Jr? Her face is so wrinkled and saggy she looks old enough to have gone to college with his mother Jackie O instead?

1015 days ago
41.

tifosi44    

Cristiane was so far to the LEFT and hating on the USA that it took this long before the dolts at ABC figured she was WRONG? Get her arab a** back in the desert where she does her best work. Good riddance!

1014 days ago
42.

bring back recent posts    

..WHOA...this woman is the most credible and heroic in her business for a long time..I often think of her courage over the years and how brave she is..and SMART...she is a unique journalist...I'm so happy she married and had a child and is returning too CNN...but..the otherside of me says...." don't push ur luck ..stay safe..stay home..u have done the world a lot of good with ur coverage over the years...its ok!"

1014 days ago
43.

Jackazz flatts    

She got canned because she's boring as a dogs azz

1014 days ago
44.

janet    

Amanpour is a actual reporter, a journalist for many years. All over the world.

She couldn't care less if she isn't pretty for the cameras.

Stephanopoulos is TV., safe and sound reading what is written for him. He's not a reporter, never was.

1014 days ago
45.

Josh    

Just two more loons in the liberal cesspool.

1014 days ago
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