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Robin Roberts

Sidelined from Interview

With Chad Johnson's Ex

8/29/2012 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Robin Roberts
was forced to back out of the first interview with Chad Johnson's estranged wife Evelyn Lozada since he allegedly attacked her earlier this month -- and TMZ has learned, it's due to Robin's health crisis.

Sources tell us ... Evelyn agreed to sit down with Robin on "Good Morning America" to discuss the Aug. 11 domestic violence incident -- because she feels Roberts has tremendous integrity as a reporter.

The interview was set for this week, but hit a snag when Lozada asked Robin to tape the segment at her hotel ... since Evelyn wanted a private setting for such a serious conversation.

We're told Roberts couldn't make that happen because she would have to miss a treatment session for her blood disorder ... myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

As we reported, Roberts is scheduled to start a leave of absence this Friday to receive a bone marrow transplant.

We're told Amy Robach is stepping in for Robin, but Evelyn's more than happy with the replacement.

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1.

Seriously    

Yawn......

724 days ago
2.

Jackie    

Whatever.

724 days ago
3.

Whiteoak    

Robin doesn't need to be doing low life interviews to prove she's a journalist of integrity. Matter of fact, she needs to stay away from such idiot interviews with golddigging wives and sports figure husbands with IQs of sub zero. Leave it to the newbies.

724 days ago
4.

BB not bb    

She is going to end up dying of all of these treatments. The first round of treatment probably caused her current cancer. The cancer treatment industry is just a huge money making operation. She should try natural therapies instead.


What good is using someone else's bone marrow if your whole body is sick. If you can't make your own blood cells, you can't just keep taking them from other people.


One cure is to eat the seeds of fruit, which contain laetrile.

724 days ago
5.

DirtySouth    

Seriously, TMZ? This passes for celebrity news? Who's writing your material? 3rd graders? Since Robin Roberts announced her hiatus, it's pretty obvious she's going to pass on interviews and require replacements.

724 days ago
6.

ilovetheshowmadmen    

Robin: please ask these questions:

"Evelyn, who are you again?" Ok, let me get this right, you had a child out of wedlock about 18 years back and you never married the father? And now he paid you all this $$ and what is your name again?"

Why are you so mean and ugly on that show Basketball Wives?

Who are you again?

Who financed your shoe store that went belly up? Did you ever have any customers?

What is your name again???

724 days ago
7.

jimmy d    

evelyn is very pretty , i would gladly slip my tongue in any wet part of her that has an odor

724 days ago
8.

Phishie from Philly    

Why can't Ricki Lake, Sally Jessie Raphael, Maury, Jerry springer, or Steve Wilkos interview her. After they are equipped too. She doesn't deserve Robin Roberts to interview her. RR don't waste your time
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Phishie from Philly

724 days ago
9.

DopeLikeCoke    

I believe that if you keep this bullying harlot out the limelight, she will eventually melt like the wicked witch she is.

724 days ago
10.

R U 4real    

This "strumpet" is still trying to cash in on the last 30 seconds left from her 15 minutes of fame which was 14 minutes and 30 seconds too long...evelyn sit your non mudderfvcking ass down somewhere....you are nothing but a washed up old skeezer...who is pobably on the prowl for another sucker athlete ....just go somewhere already with that hideous violin music and your one woman pity party..go find another fool who will lay you low and spread you wide if he don't fall in that shank hole and drown...it shouldn't be that difficult if you're beening provided with payment of a handbag and shoes

723 days ago
11.

billy    

Robin Roberts sucks.... and Evelyn Lozada is a joke.

723 days ago
12.

linda    

What a step down for Robin. EL is a greedy hypocrite, she beat on more women that Chad did. Her 15 minutes of fame are way over. Do not insult the public into thinking EL is a celebrity, she's nothing more than a hood rat.

723 days ago
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R U 4real    

thought this hussie was in Barbados trying to hide out from the media with her daughter..Well well she must be giving her lesson in how to be a slut like momma101... on another site it say Shaniece is making bikini waves when she shared hot photos of herself flaunting her new well toned body...she musta had lipo...cause she was a little chunky.... quite sure momma ho is now pimping her out ..gotta keep that cash flow coming in...and the pictures are very playboy like...for an 18 year old.....SMDH...but then again there is a lot of young basketball players coming into the new season....

723 days ago
14.

FLO    

So maybe Evelyn will give the interview to Ann Curry.

723 days ago
15.

cass    

Media whore

SHE calls in to request, rather than getting a call for a request.

Sideline this b!tch already... she a no good bullying jumpoff

723 days ago
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