Joan Lunden fighting cancer
Joan Lunden, who hosted ABC's Good Morning America from 1980 to 1997, went on the show Tuesday to say she is fighting breast cancer. This misfortune haunts the show: Cohost Robin Roberts has been treated for it, and so has cohost Amy Robach. Lunden said she had already started chemo and expects to make a full recovery.
Cleese exits Bond movies
Monty Python Flying Circus genius John Cleese is out of the James Bond movie series. He played Q's assistant in The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Q himself in Die Another Day (2002). He tells RadioTimes.com, rightly, that the flicks have gotten too humorless, trying to copy the gritty Bourne franchise. Not clear whether he was fired or quit.