June 4, 2013 |
The twit-sphere was abuzz Monday with word that Michael Douglas blames his throat cancer on oral sex. The star, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and is now in remission, was quoted in London's the Guardian saying his cancer was caused by human papillomavirus virus (HPV), contracted during oral sex with women. (It's extremely rare, but it can happen.) Douglas' reps went into hyperdrive Monday. A statement said he did discuss "that oral sex is a suspected cause of certain oral cancers . . . but he did not say it was the specific cause of his personal cancer.
June 4, 2013 |
LIKE A politician who puts his foot in his mouth and then has his "people" try to remove it, Michael Douglas spokesman Allen Burry said Monday that the "Fatal Attraction" star did not blame his throat cancer on oral sex. This came after Douglas spoke with the Guardian newspaper and did blame his cancer on oral sex. Asked about his cancer, Douglas told the Guardian that "without wanting to get too specific, this particular...
January 13, 2013 |
Richard J. Young was not, as it turned out, unstoppable. But for most of his 52 years, he certainly seemed to be. Persevering through two bouts of Hodgkin disease as a teenager, he pursued his education until he had a master's and worked his way into a top administrative post in the New Jersey court system. Evenings and weekends found him on Moorestown's athletic fields, mobbed by children. In fall, he coached soccer; in winter, street hockey; in spring, soccer again; then baseball and roller hockey.
November 23, 2012
Former Mouseketeer Bonita Lynn Fields Elder, 68, a dancer who showcased those skills on the 1950s Mickey Mouse Club and later performed on Broadway, died Tuesday in Richmond, Ind., after a two-year battle with throat cancer. She was 12 in 1957 when her dancing abilities helped her win a slot on the third season of The Mickey Mouse Club. Ms. Elder always went by the name Lynn, but she adopted the stage name Bonnie at the suggestion of the show's producers because there was already a cast member, a boy, with the first name Lynn.
November 13, 2012 |
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - A 64-year-old man who was killed after walking into a suburban Detroit police station and opening fire on officers without saying a word was a military veteran who had health issues, authorities said Monday. Officers fatally shot Harold Joseph Collins on Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the police headquarters in Southfield, and a sergeant was hurt in the exchange of fire. Authorities were investigating what might have prompted the shootout, which happened on Veterans Day. A preliminary investigation indicates Collins had medical problems, but it is not clear if that had any bearing on his actions, Southfield Police Chief Eric Hawkins told reporters.
November 1, 2012 |
Howard Winig, 71, a real estate broker who leased and developed several million square feet of retail space in Philadelphia and South Jersey, died Saturday, Oct. 27, of throat cancer at Penn Wissahickon Hospice in Center City. During 50 years in real estate, Mr. Winig oversaw projects such as the Holiday Inn at 13th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, and Lancaster Square Shopping Center in Lancaster. Mr. Winig formed a series of companies, the last of which, HW Associates Realty Corp., specialized in shopping center development in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
October 16, 2012 |
AMONG THOSE who will miss Arlen Specter are his comedy buddies. The former longtime U.S. senator, who died of cancer Sunday at 82, released a statement while hospitalized recently that he looked forward to getting back on the stand-up comedy stage. He was booked to perform Nov. 16 at the Media Theatre with 94 WIP's Big Daddy Graham and Joe Conklin . Graham recalls the first time he worked with Specter at the Phoenixville Theater a couple of years back. "I had never met him, but had interviewed him a lot on the air. I was sitting in the green room waiting to go on," Graham said.
October 15, 2012
ROCKIN' GOOD DEED Veteran local bass player Paul Kurrey is battling throat cancer - without health insurance. The music community is rallying for a benefit from 4 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Monday at the Legendary Dobbs, 304 South St. Among those making the scene will be the Peace Creeps, the Last Minute Jam Band and the Nick Clemons Band. Plus a screening of the Dobbs documentary, "Meet Me on South Street. " Tickets are $20, $30 and $35. dobbsphilly.com. CURTIS AT KIMMEL Monday at 8 p.m., renowned Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, performing Strauss' Ein Heldenleben ("A Hero's Life")
April 25, 2012 |
More members of the Kardashian Horde have exited the nest to begin feasting on the culture. USA Today says Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner's youngest daughters, Kendall, 16, and Kylie, 14, are joining Kim, Kris, and Khloé's deadly takeover of the kollective konsciousness. The teens have landed jobs as, um, journalists. They've been named West Coast fashion contributors to Seventeen mag. "Kendall & Kylie's Fashion Journal" debuts in the June/July issue and features the latest fashion and beauty tips, the mag says.
February 12, 2012 |
Mother Mary tells me on the phone that they're building giant red condominiums across the street from her house. "Really?" I ask her, confused. Her street is a small, quiet backstreet, the last of its kind in South Beach. "Yes," she answers. "I can see it outside the window. New red condos. They're ugly. " "But there's houses there. What about the houses? Did they tear them down?" "I don't see them. " This makes no sense. "And the condos are red?" "Bright red. " I don't like the sound of this, and suddenly I lose my sense of humor.