From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today.What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com and they could appear on World News.
Robin Quivers Reveals Cancer Battle
Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers revealed why she hasn’t been in the studio this past year: she was battling cancer. Quivers made the startling admission on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show today, adding that she’s now cancer-free. The 61-year-old said she underwent treatment, including radiation and chemotherapy, for cancer that started in the endometrial tissue of her uterus. She added that doctors told her three months ago she’s “cured.”
Pope Francis Makes Cold Calls
Pope Francis is earning a new nickname: “The Cold Call Pope.” When he was named pope, he called his cobbler in Argentina to say he wouldn’t be picking up his shoes. Later, he called to cancel his newspaper subscription. Now there’s word that he has called a young woman who wrote to him, saying that against the father’s wishes, she was keeping her baby. The woman said she recognized the pope’s voice right away and he told her she was strong and brave.
Jenny McCarthy Joins ‘The View’
Today begins a new chapter for the ladies of “The View.” Co-hosts Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselback are gone but today, Jenny McCarthy joined the gang at the table. “I auditioned to be the new Batman and didn’t get it,” she joked. At one point in today’s show, McCarthy even twerked for the audience.
Music Teacher Performs at the Hollywood Bowl
Remember the Cinderella story of the music teacher pulled up on stage to sing a duet with Kristin Chenoweth? A star was born and last night, Sarah Horn returned to the Hollywood Bowl but this time, the spotlight was all hers. Horn dedicated her performance to Chenoweth.
Van Gogh Painting Found in an Attic
A Van Gogh painting that was dismissed as a fraud for decades was declared real today after experts performed a kind of CSI investigation on it. The Norwegian man who owned the painting stuck it in the attic after he was told it was a fake. Now that painting could fetch tens of millions of dollars. Van Gogh was living in the south of France in 1888 when he painted the picture that captures his surroundings at the time.