November 20, 2012 |
Robin Roberts , who has been sharing her battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with the public, on Monday told fans she returned home this weekend after a week in the hospital. "A latent virus," such as many bone-marrow transplant patients have to face, "was not responding to medication," the Good Morning America anchor wrote in a surprise update on Facebook. "Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this . . . but mine is only 59 days old. Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me. " Roberts, 51, underwent a bone-marrow transplant in September.
November 16, 2012
THERE WILL BE NO rebound relations for Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Sources close to the Disney starlet say that another woman was definitely involved in the split. To prove her point, Gomez has blocked Bieber from "her phone numbers and other communication devices," according to TMZ, although the site also notes Gomez is still following Bieber on Twitter. TMZ doesn't get it, but every girl likes to check up on her man, even if she's kicked him to the curb. Lemon, linked Liz Lemon of "30 Rock" - played by Upper Darby's own Tina Fey - is getting hitched.
October 19, 2012
SKINNY JOEY. Always gotta be the center of attention. Philly's ex-mob boss - or still the current boss, according to some law-enforcement officials - found his way onto the celebrity-gossip website TMZ on the same day that his elders went on trial at 6th and Market streets. Joseph Merlino, 50, who's no longer skinny and has been living in Boca Raton, Fla., since his release from prison last year, was videotaped at Los Angeles International Airport with Johnny Fratto, son of a mobster and frequent guest on the "Howard Stern Show.
October 17, 2012 |
Why should Barbra Streisand be the only one who gets to play matchmaker? The obvious answer: She shouldn't be. Celeb scuttlebutt of the day is topped by two reported breakups of celestial beings. After nine years of marriage, Australian media report, actor Russell Crowe and his musician wife, Danielle Spencer , have separated, a split that Spencer's father confirms. They certainly are geographically detached - Crowe is in the United States on a movie set, while Spencer remains in Sydney with their two sons.
September 7, 2012 |
Aretha Franklin 's biopic is on. Repeat: It's a go. Franklin, 70, has approved the story treatment for what her PR rep calls "an epic tale with probably the most starring and supporting roles since Roots . " And she has started casting. Already cast: Dorothy Norwood , Karen Clark , and La Shun Pace as Franklin's friend (and sometimes backing vocalist), Philly's Clara Ward , and her group, the Clara Ward Singers. So who'll play the Queen of Soul? Franklin says she has a wish list for the supporting cast: Audra McDonald , Nia Long , Kerry Washington , and Blair Underwood . And who'll play Her Soulfulness?
September 2, 2012 |
Almost everyone's gone: Simon Cowell , Steven Tyler , and Jennifer Lopez have left American Idol . And according to the New York Post and TMZ, Randy Jackson is off the judges' table. The Post says Jackson is peeved at producers' decision to shrink his role to that of musical mentor. As of Friday, Idol 's on-camera staff consists of a paltry two, Ryan Seacrest and newbie Mariah Carey . Heidi Klum's guardlove Heidi Klum , 39, whose glorious übermodelhood keeps us going, has found her post- Seal bounceback beau.
August 30, 2012 |
If gossip prevailed, the ex-con might have begun traveling that lonely road back to jail Tuesday. It all began last week when LiLo's millionaire pal Sam Magid reported after an all-night bash at his Hollywood Hills manse that $100,000 worth of deluxe watches, sunglasses, and Tiffany flatware had been stolen. Then came word that the LAPD was eager to interview two of the partygoers, LiLo, 26, and her assistant, Gavin Doyle . Surely she was a prime suspect! Police would only confirm that the Liz & Dick star (she plays Liz)
August 27, 2012 |
LONDON - Brace yourself, Harry. A prominent British public relations man says he has been approached by two women who claim to have more material on Prince Harry, raising the possibility that the world may soon be seeing more compromising images. Last week, the celebrity gossip website TMZ published photos of Harry romping in the nude during a party at his Las Vegas hotel suite. Many Britons have laughed off the 27-year-old prince's high jinks, but questions have been raised about his publicly funded security detail.
August 25, 2012 |
The Los Angeles County coroner's office Friday said it had yet to establish the reason for director Tony Scott 's suicide. Scott, 68, left two notes before jumping off L.A.'s Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday, but they contain no clues. One lists emergency contact numbers. The other is a brief farewell to Scott's wife, Donna , and their 12-year-old twins, Max and Frank , says TMZ. Rufus Wainwright weds Quebecois baroque popster Rufus Wainwright on Thursday wed his long-term beau, Jorn Weisbrodt , in his fave town, the Long Island beach community of Montauk, People says.
August 19, 2012 |
In a much-touted chat with Oprah , Barbadian beauty Rihanna speaks at length about her 2009 assault at the hands of former bf Chris Brown . "Everything I knew switched in a night, and I couldn't control that," Rihanna says in the interview, set to air Sunday night on OWN. "It was a weird, confusing space to be in because as angry as I was - angry, hurt, and betrayed," she says. Rihanna says she was concerned Brown would be demonized rather than receive the help he needed to deal with his anger.