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'Toddlers and Tiaras' Star Eden Wood Retires From Pageants, But Not Child Stardom (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 13th 2011 11:35AM
Eden and Mickie Wood of 'Toddlers & Tiaras' on 'Good Morning America'Imagine retiring at six years old. According to 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC), 'Toddlers & Tiaras' star Eden Wood is doing just that, leaving behind the reality show and pageant scene. The piece said Wood (and, of course, her mother Mickie) is planning "her next big move." That will include a memoir, actions figures, and a canopy bed collection.

The 'GMA' correspondent asked Mickie if she thought she was teaching Eden that being famous is what's important. "No," said Mickie, "because so much of her life has nothing to do with that. As long as she enjoys what we're doing and what she's doing, mama's gonna keep doing it. If, you know, if it leads to the Miley Cyrus status or the Selena Gomez or whoever, so be it. If it doesn't, that's fine, too."

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Whoa, Nelly! Keith Jackson retires ... again

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 27th 2006 1:29PM
Keith JacksonToday, ABC college football announcer Keith Jackson told Richard Sandomir of The New York Times that he is retiring ... again. Sports fans will recall that the man with the classic Southern cadence and down-home sayings retired in 1998, only to return the next year to do a limited west coast schedule of games. Eventually he returned to being the network's #1 college football voice, doing games all over the country. Some retirement.

This time around, Jackson, 77, told Sandomir that he was given a schedule by ABC that included east coast games. Since he didn't think that would be good for his health, he decided to retire and "learn to be a senior citizen," despite a lucrative offer by ABC/ESPN to stay. Jackson, who also called baseball and other sports for ABC, was the original play-by-play voice for Monday Night Football when it premiered in 1970. Needless to say, he's been on our TVs for quite some time, and he'll be missed.

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