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NEWS
January 11, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his first TV chat since being treated for throat cancer, Michael Douglas says he's "relieved" that the tumor that plagued him for months has disappeared. "I feel good, relieved. The tumor is gone," Douglas tells Matt Lauer in a chat set to air Tuesday on Today . "But, you know, I have to check out on a monthly basis now to maintain. I guess there's not a total euphoria. " Catherine Zeta-Jones ' hub adds, "It's been a wild six-month ride. " Douglas' treatment hasn't all been fun and games: There are side effects.
NEWS
December 12, 2010 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
I have a scientific theory that the bonds that tie mothers and daughters are love and worry, like the two strands in the double helix of some very twisty DNA. In other words, if I love you, I worry about you. And vice versa. Let me explain. The moment Daughter Francesca was born, I started to love her and worry about her. And my worry, like my love, had no bounds. I worried if she was sleeping too much. I worried if she was sleeping too little. Same with crying, nursing, and pooping.
NEWS
October 26, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Normally, we here at SideShow write about celebrity news, not about news about celebrity news - least of all, something from academe. But we are nothing if not open-minded and curious, so let us note a new study by coauthors Amanda Hinnant of the University of Missouri and the University of Tennessee's Elizabeth Hendrickson (we know you two just did this study to get your names in boldface), which found that celebrity journalism might be an undersung communication channel for spreading health information.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2010 | By CHUCK DARROW, darrowc@phillynews.com 215-313-3134
DURING THE past 12 months, comedian and WIP sports gabber Big Daddy Graham has: _ Had a burst water pipe destroy a big chunk of his South Jersey home. _ Undergone major back surgery. _ Suffered a serious staph infection. _ Buried his mother after she died of an Alzheimer-related illness. _ And successfully battled throat cancer, although radiation and chemotherapy left him with "burned-out" taste buds, a condition that continues to limit his diet to canned protein shakes.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
FOLLOWING HER most recent arrest (this time for exiting an Escalade reeking of marijuana and shortly thereafter dropping a little bag of coke from a purse she claims wasn't hers), Paris Hilton was banned yesterday from two Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip (Wynn Las Vegas and Encore). Presumably she is still welcome at the Las Vegas Hilton. Maybe even the Paris. And her boyfriend Cy Waits , who was also arrested in his pot-mobile, is now out of work. He was "separated" from his job after less than a week as top managing partner of two Wynn nightclubs, Wynn Resorts spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne said in a statement.
NEWS
August 17, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sure, he deigned to help change daughter Suri 's nappies, but Katie Holmes , 31, says husband Tom Cruise , 48, is so preternaturally perfect, so beyond the material plane, she's in perpetual awe. "He's quite an incredible human being," she tells New York mag. Katie continued her rote self-abnegation when asked if she'd ever act with Tom: "Well, we do collaborate on everything at home. But I mean, he's Tom Cruise! His body of work is incredible. . . . Everything's a classic.
NEWS
June 15, 2010
Peter Keefe, 57, creator and executive producer of Voltron: Defender of the Universe , a hugely popular 1980s cartoon series that helped prepare the way for other Japanese-style animation in the United States, died May 27 in Rochester, N.Y. The cause was throat cancer, his brother Chris said. The show's giant sword-wielding robot defended the universe from 1984 to 1987; Voltron became the No. 1 syndicated children's show for two years and took in huge profits with merchandise as well.
NEWS
June 14, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
MIKE McLAUGHLIN was a determined man. Maybe it was his experience as a Marine, or just his tough Irish nature, but Mike wasn't going to let his impending death stop him from doing what he felt he had to do for his family. Suffering from throat cancer, Mike told his doctors they had to keep him alive until June 17. That was when he planned to settle on the sale of his former house and the purchase of his new home in Mechanicsburg. "The doctors told him he'd better move up the date," said his brother, Joseph P. McLaughlin.
SPORTS
May 19, 2010
Bol seriously ill Former 76ers center Manute Bol, 47, was hospitalized in Northern Virginia last week with kidney failure and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a serious skin disorder, a friend and associate told the Washington Post. He had just returned from a school-building project in his native Sudan, where his health had deteriorated. His friend Tom Prichard, who worked with him on the project, said that he had undergone three rounds of dialysis. He said the Stevens- Johnson syndrome might necessitate a move to a burn unit.
NEWS
May 16, 2010 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Comedian/radio host Big Daddy Graham feels horrible, thanks, but he hopes to return to his overnight show on WIP-AM (610) on May 27. In late February, as he was being prepped for back surgery, docs discovered throat cancer. "The tumor is gone, and I'm done all my radiation," Graham, 56, said Friday. "I just can't eat. " He's down 35 pounds, and all he can force down, he said, are wife Debbie 's scrambled eggs and chocolate Ensure. "But there are people way sicker than me. " Radio is one thing.
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