September 22, 2010 |
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.
September 2, 2010 |
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.
August 17, 2010 |
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.
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.
June 14, 2010 |
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.
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.
May 16, 2010 |
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.
May 7, 2010 |
A Montgomery County judge Thursday turned down bookmaker Joseph Mastronardo Jr.'s request to be released from prison and placed under house arrest so that he could receive better treatment for a chronic medical condition. While Mastronardo, through his lawyer, argued that his condition had worsened and that he had been hospitalized twice as result of his confinement, Judge William J. Furber Jr. said he believed the 60-year-old high-stakes gambler was medically "safer" in the hospital wing of the county prison than he would be at his Abington home.
February 17, 2010 |
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has been diagnosed with neck and throat cancer and will miss some games and practices while undergoing a rigorous treatment program of radiation and chemotherapy. His voice breaking at times, Karl revealed the diagnosis last night with his doctor, Jacques Saari, at his side and surrounded by his team and members of the Nuggets organization. "My desire is to do whatever I can to stay with my team throughout the treatment that I have to go through," Karl said.
December 31, 2009 |
A former coach says Steve Williams, who wrestled professionally as "Dr. Death" after a successful college wrestling and football career, has died. He was 49. Former University of Oklahoma wrestling coach Stan Abel says Williams' family told him Williams died Tuesday night in Lakewood, Colo., after a long battle with throat cancer. Williams was a four-time All-America as a heavyweight at Oklahoma from 1979 to '82 and finished second nationally his senior year. He was an All-Big Eight Conference offensive guard for Oklahoma in 1982.