Angie Everhart Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer_Model and actress Angie Everhart, 43, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery Tuesday, her rep has confirmed to ABCNews.com.
“Word has been trickling out about supermodel/actress Angie Everhart’s health,” her rep says in a statement. “She wants to set the record straight by letting everyone know that it is true that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, however, the prognosis is very good.”
Everhart is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, her rep says in the statement, adding that she “expects to be back to work and to mommy duties in a few weeks.”
The former Sports Illustrated model is a single parent to 3-year-old son Kayden Bobby Everhart. She was previously married to Ashley Hamilton in the 1990s and was briefly engaged to Sylvester Stallone in 1995 and Joe Pesci before their split in 2008. Everhart appeared in Last Action Hero and Another 9 1/2 Weeks.
Angelina Jolie Reveals She Underwent Double Mastectomy_Angelina Jolie made a surprising revelation early Tuesday: she has undergone a double mastectomy as a preventive measure.
In an op-ed piece published by The New York Times, Jolie writes that she is a carrier of a "faulty" gene, BRCA1, which increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. As a result, she discloses, she decided to have a preventive double mastectomy, a process that began in early February.
Jolie, whose mother Marcheline Bertrand died of cancer in 2007 at age 56, tells readers, "I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience."
The 37-year-old actress notes that she is "fortunate" to have a partner, her fiancé Brad Pitt, who is "so loving and supportive." She adds, "We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."
The mother of six describes undergoing a procedure on February 2 known as a "nipple delay," which increased the chance of saving the nipple. She underwent surgery to remove breast tissue two weeks later. Nine weeks after that, her breasts were reconstructed with an implant.
Jolie says that as a result of her surgery, her risk of developing breast cancer has dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. She says, "I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer....[T]hey know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can. On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity."
The op-ed concludes: "I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options. Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of."
DR. JOYCE BROTHERS DIES _ Dr. Joyce Brothers -- once considered the most famous psychologist on the planet -- has died at the age of 85. Brothers became famous after winning "The $64,000 Question" game show in 1955. Brothers won by answering a series of questions on the subject of boxing -- and although there was a lot of talk that producers slipped her the answers, it was never proven and Brothers emerged unscathed. The good doc went on to do countless television and radio appearances. She was always the go-to person for reporters when a criminal did something that defied logic. She also did cameo appearances in movies and TV shows, including Naked Gun, The Love Boat and C.H.i.P.s.
SNOOKI LAUNCHES SUNGLASSES LINE FOR KIDS _ After releasing her own tanning products, footwear and even soda, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will now launch a line of sunglasses for kids. The mini shades collection took inspiration from her 9-month-old baby boy, Lorenzo. Some styles are even called The Enzo.
THIEVES STEAL CASH AFTER BIEBER CONCERT IN SOUTH AFRICA _ Thousands of Beliebers came out Sunday night to Johannesburg, in South Africa's FNB Stadium. Later that night the stadium was robbed of more than $300,000, money reportedly from both Bieber's show and Saturday night's Bon Jovi concert. It's beliebed, uh, believed that the thieves gained entry through the roof. The money had been secured in a safe.
BARBARA WALTERS CONFIRMS RETIREMENT _ As expected, Barbara Walters announced Monday she will retire next year, and she's glad she's going out before overstaying her welcome. Barbara will be around for one more season of The View, and admitted she hasn't yet come up with a plan for what she'll do when retirement comes in Summer 2014. She jokes she'll maybe sleep late.
ESPN TO PUMP MORE HIGHLIGHT CLIPS TO TWITTER _ Looking to turn more tweets into cash, ESPN is broadening its partnership with Twitter to try to sell ad-supported video highlight clips for a range of sporting events promoted in tweets on the social-media giant’s service. Twitter and ESPN announced a partnership last year to sell ads around fan tweets, and expanded into video highlights for college football in the fall. Now the duo are bringing the concept to other major sporting events, including the World Cup and ESPN’s X-Games.
... At its annual fall shows preview Monday, Fox also announced plans to push short video clips to Twitter.
JENNIFER ANISTON TURNS TO YOGA FOR PRE-NUPTIAL STRESS RELIEF _ Jennifer Aniston is preparing to say "I do" to fiance Justin Theroux soon, and she's not letting the stress of wedding planning get to her. The 44-year-old star is turning to yoga as a way to combat pre-wedding stress. Aniston says, "Yoga kind of helps you prepare for everything, honestly. It's like meditation. It sort of just allows anything that's coming at you at the end of the day to be kind of doable."
DINA LOHAN SAYS LINDSAY IS 'HAPPY' IN REHAB _ Dina Lohan says her daughter Lindsay is "happy" in rehab at the Betty Ford Center, but other reports claim the troubled starlet already wants to leave. Dina said Monday, "I just spoke to Lindsay at Betty Ford. She's doing great. She's clear, she’s happy, she's healthy." Dina shot down allegations that her daughter wants to ditch the California rehab center: "I don’t know who’s saying that. It’s so evil. Lindsay will do what she has to do. She just needs to breathe and find out who she is again. And she's going to stay there and do that."
FAST & FURIOUS 7 PLANNED FOR SUMMER 2014 _ Fast & Furious 6 isn't in theaters yet, but Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker are already preparing for a seventh installment, coming the summer of 2014.
JILLIAN MICHAELS LIST HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOME _ Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels has listed her Hollywood Hills pad for $2.45 million. The fitness guru is most likely looking for more room for her growing family, which now includes adopted daughter Lukensia, 3, and son 1-year-old son, Phoenix. See related in Bits & Breaks.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. TO STAR IN INDIE COMEDY CHEF _ Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up once more with Iron Man director Jon Favreau for an indie comedy called Chef. Favreau will direct and star in Chef, alongside Downey Jr., Bobby Cannavale, Sofia Vergara, and John Leguizamo. Based on Favreau's script, the movie will reportedly follow "a man who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and reclaiming his estranged family."
Ray talks with the Akron-Beacon Journal's Jason LLoyd about the Cavs hiring Mike Brown to be their head coach. Again.
Dr. Gary Riggs made the Community section of the ABJ. Why? He saved a duck! He talk to Ray about saving the duck!
Fred Greetham from the Orange and Brown Report and Fox Sports Ohio talks to Ray about the FBI investigating Jimmy Haslam and looks ahead to the NFL Draft.
The Akron Public Schools are having a garage sale! Peggy Harris tells Ray about everything for sale!
Ray talks about bladder cancer and bladder cancer prevention with Dr. Joseph Dankoff from Akron General Hospital.
The bucket list Kayleigh Duff wrote out upon learning she had terminal liver cancer included an especially challenging wish: getting married. The 23-year-old is single, but that didn't stop her best friend, Katie Birch, from pulling off a ceremony that was half fairy tale, half Brides Magazine. A castle in Kent, a gorgeous dress, champagne and, yes, even a Prince Charming for a day in male model Danny Wisker.
Duff, who is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy she hopes will prolong her life, admitted the big moment was a bit awkward ("I couldn't stop laughing") but eventually unforgettable. "I didn't expect any of it," she said. "It was mad. It really was a dream come true. It was a great."
Jack Hoffman, a 7-year-old brain cancer patient, scores a 69-yard touchdown during the 2013 Nebraska Spring Game.
Cancer has impacted almost all of our lives in some way or another, and a special group of friends including myself are doing something in honor of someone we lost to the disease.
On the Friday edition of 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, I spoke about why this event is significant to me.
This Relay is in honor of my good friend Tony Ciccarone, who died of colon cancer at the age of 26
I will always remember him for his friendship and our shared love of sports. Tony was a great all around guy and someone who you could always count on.
2012 RELAY FOR LIFE by Aaron Coleman
However, many people were impacted by Tony during his time here, including those who are participating in the relay, and we are all walking together in his memory.
The 2012 Relay for Life at Bolich Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls serves as the backdrop for "Tony's Mafia" who will be relaying for the second time in as many years.
Relay Team Captain Tammy Thornburg , Tony's fiance says that all proceeds from the event will go directly to cancer research.
"It all goes back to the American Cancer Society and their motto is 'Creating More Birthdays'," Thornburg said.
"The money goes directly to cancer research in hopes of a cure."
The 24-hour event will be running from 9 a.m Saturday to 9.a.m Sunday, with at least one member of each team walking the track for the duration of the event.
Tammy says there will be plenty going on at Bolich over the weekend in addition to the relay.
"Anybody's welcome to stop over, there will be a lot going on with raffles, silent auctions, bakesales and all kinds of stuff," she says.
If anyone is wishing to donate, Bolich Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls will be providing food, games and activities providing not only fun, but fund raising opportunities.
The relay itself is broken down into three sections:
It all starts with a survivors lap, where cancer survivors walk a lap to celebrate their own personal victories over cancer. Then, after dark we participate in the Luminaria Ceremony where we light candles inside bags filled with sand.
Those bags have the name of an individual who succumbed to cancer.
Last but not least, there is the Fight Back ceremony, which all participants pledge to wage our own fight against cancer by quitting smoking, or speaking to our elected officials about cancer.
In our second year as a relay team, "Tony's Mafia has over 30 members and has raised over $2,000 for cancer research.
A University of Akron researcher is developing a new way to fight breast cancer.
Dr. Judit Puskas is developing a safer breast implant with a polymer coating that could actually help destroy cancer cells and fight infections.
She has received international recognition from GE Healthcare as one of five of the most exciting and innovative ideas in the battle against breast cancer.
The “GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge” will provide initial funding, mentorship and incubation in order to try to bring Dr. Puskas’ discoveries to market.
Puskas is among five award winners that will recieve $100,000 in "seed money" to help further develop her idea.
The healing drugs would be implanted in the polymer material and released in the body after a mastectomy or reconstruction.
The University of Akron currently holds the patent on the process.
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