Hanks on diabetes
Do celebs contribute to the social good by revealing their illnesses? Our ailment du jour is type 2 diabetes, and its messenger Tom Hanks.
The 57-year-old actor, whose genetic code was engineered to make him a good guy, told David Letterman Monday night that he's battled high blood sugar for decades. He was 36 when his doc told him, "You've graduated. You've got type 2 diabetes, young man," Hanks said. He's feeling better, lost some weight, he added.
Fried-food advocate Paula Deen received far less sympathy last year when she revealed she had the condition.
Nelly: Political rebel
St. Louis rapper and actor Nelly ( Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.) is so fed up with the government shutdown, he says he's entitled to stiff the feds on his tax bills as long as the federal gov stiffs the country. "I'm trying to campaign, since the government ain't working, we shouldn't have to pay taxes," he told VH1 Tuesday. "Because, you know, paying taxes is supposed to pay for the government, which in turn is not working."
Are we witnessing the birth of a new tea (or more accurately, reefer) party?
Jackass' Bam Margera on Saturday wed Nicole Boyd on stage at the Random Hero rock festival in Iceland. . . . Despite reports she's ready to ditch him, Khloé Kardashian will make hub Lamar Odom suffer her love to the bitter end. "If I love u. It's a deep 4 ever love. Ride til the end," she tweeted Tuesday. "Not all scars can be seen and not all love can be explained."
Dr. Drew meet Dr. LiLo?
Lindsay Lohan, who owns a drug and alcohol rehab frequent flier card, has decided to share the gift of recovery: She's founding her very own rehab.
"All I know is that since I am in the business and she is doing so well, she would like to give back," her dad, Michael, tells Hollyscoop.com. "She did mention it!"
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