Maria Shriver is back!
After taking almost a decade away from the news cameras, Maria Shriver has decided to head back to NBC News. The veteran reporter was named a "Special Anchor" for the network and will concentrate on the roles of women in American life. In this newly created job, she will appear on their various networks including MSNBC, CNBC and NBC Sports. She had previously worked for the network from 1986 to 2004 before leaving to support her then husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his role as the Governor of California.
Of her decision to return to her role as a reporter Shriver writes, "I've decided to move forward into the next phase of my life by forging a new partnership with an old partner: NBC News. I'm going forward by doing what I love to do -- telling stories that I feel are important to bring to life -- and doing it in some new ways."
This marks the first time that Shriver has jumped back into the spotlight since her family was rocked with scandal in 2011, after it was revealed that her former husband had fathered a son 14 years earlier with the family housekeeper.
Here are a few of the other stars who have been able to turn scandal into success:
Jennifer Aniston: Brad Pitt and Jennifer were the picture perfect couple from the moment they wed in a lavish ceremony in Malibu in 2000 right up until she filed for divorce in 2005 amidst allegations that he had cheated with his "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-star Angelina Jolie. The actress turned her personal life into a professional triumph when she signed on to star in the romantic comedy, "The Breakup," a few months later. The end of their marriage still plays out in the pages of the weekly magazines with much drama being made over their dueling upcoming weddings.
Kim Kardashian: Nothing seems to bring the queen of reality television down. She's only 32 years old, but Kim has thrived through not one but two major scandals. While most stars would look at the release of a home sex video as a negative, the reality star used her personal video with singer Ray J as a fame maker in 2007. Kim used her fame from the video to help promote her then-upcoming reality series, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." The show has been a huge hit for E! for seven seasons and has launched three spin-off series. Her next scandal came in 2011 when she tied the knot with basketball player Kris Humphries in a widely publicized ceremony, which included a special televised event of the big day. Fast forward 72 days and the couple were filing for divorce. The haste of the split led the press to label the marriage a publicity stunt for her shows and left the groom hanging his head. Their divorce proceedings lasted 536 days before they finally agreed to an undisclosed settlement in Los Angeles Superior Court in April 2013.
Manti Te'o: It was the heart-wrenching story of college football. Just hours after the death of his grandmother of September 11, 2012, the breakout star of the Notre Dame football team believed his girlfriend Lennay Kekua had died after battling leukemia. The Heisman candidate didn't miss a step and went on to play just days after the duel loses. It wasn't until January 2013 that the world learned that Kekua's death had been a cruel hoax on the player and that the young woman did not exist at all. According to Te'o, the relationship was conducted exclusively online and he had been the victim of a hoax by a man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.
The fallout of the scandal had lasting impact on Te'o who was widely expected to be drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft. Instead he fell to the sixth pick of the second round by the San Diego Chargers.
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