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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Leukemia

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is battling leukemia, and says his prognosis is "very good."

The retired Los Angeles Lakers center — the National Basketball Association's greatest all-time scorer — was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a rare blood and bone marrow cancer, last December.

"I heard the word 'leukemia,' and I thought ...
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Dancing's Kathy Ireland to Have Knee Surgery

Kathy Ireland

Former Dancing with the Stars' contestant Kathy Ireland plans to have knee surgery after performing one last time in the reality competition's season finale, her rep confirmed to TVGuide.com.

Ireland first reported the surgery via her Twitter page. "The truth is... read more

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Doing Well After Heart Surgery

Rue McClanahan

Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan is doing well after undergoing a cardial bypass, according to the actress' rep.

"She is doing absolutely great," McClanahan's rep told Access Hollywood. "She went for her physical the other day and her doctor didn't like what he found.... She was in great spirits when she went in for surgery yesterday. She's resting in a hospital in [New York] and she'll probably be out in a week."

The unexpected surgery forced McClanahan to cancel her appearance at a Nov. 14 tribute event in San Francisco. "My darlings, I'm just devastated that I am going to have to miss my own tribute at the Castro Theatre," McClanahan said in a statement to The Advocate, which first reported her hospitalization. "Unfortunately, my doctor has laid down the law, and I'm currently having some maintenance on the old ticker. Trust me, I'd much rather be in San Francisco having fun and being adored by all of you."

The event may be rescheduled... read more

Glenn Beck Has Surgery for Appendicitis

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck suffered from appendicitis during his radio show Wednesday and had to undergo surgery, a Fox News Channel spokeswoman said.

She said... read more

Dennis Hopper Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his manager told The Associated Press.

Sam Maydew said the 73-year-old actor, who recently wrapped shooting the second season of the Starz drama Crash,  is being treated at... read more

Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher Does Not Have Swine Flu

Teri Hatcher

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher is under the weather, her rep told TVGuide.com, knocking down reports that the 44-year-old actress had swine flu.

"Teri does not have swine flu, nor did she at any time suspect that she did," Brad Cafarelli said. "She is sick and has... read more

Abby Rike's Biggest Loser Experience "Worked Out the Way It Was Supposed To"

Abby Rike

Abby Rike knows tragedy. Three years prior to her Biggest Loser journey, the high school teacher lost her husband, 5-year-old daughter, and 2-week-old son in a car accident. Rike, who has now lost a total of 82 pounds, went to the ranch determined to live life again. She was eliminated midway through the season when she nominated herself as the sacrificial member of the Black team to go home. The 32-year-old fan favorite told TVGuide.com why she feels she made the right choice, how unexpected her media attention has been and which former contestant has become her at-home support system.

TVGuide.com: Why did you volunteer yourself to go home?
Abby Rike: It had been an incredibly emotional week, and at the end, [Amanda] was on the cusp, something was going on with Daniel, and Shay, quite frankly, I'd take a bullet for. I went on the show to get a life back and I felt like I was getting it. It was never about a game for me, it was never about prize money — the prize for me was life. So at that moment, I felt that I was really blessed and it was just what needed to be done. It was the right choice for me.

TVGuide.com: How did you feel about being put on Jillian's team and separated from Allen?
Rike: As soon as Tracey won the golden ticket, I had a sneaking suspicion that...

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Report: Roman Polanski Hospitalized for Second Time Since Arrest

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski reportedly has been taken from jail for medical attention for a second time since his arrest.

Lawyer: Polanski feels depressed in jail

"His general condition is no longer satisfactory," Polanski's lawyer, Herve Temime, said in a radio interview. "But the situation isn't easy for any prisoners, even less so for a man the age of Polanski. One has to be attentive."

What's known about Polanski's ailment is that ... read more

Elizabeth Taylor on Twitter: 'Ticker' Surgery Went 'Perfectly'

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor is recovering after successful heart surgery, she tweeted Thursday.

"Dear Friends, My heart procedure went off... read more

Biggest Loser's Julio Says Winning At-Home Prize Would be 'Icing on Cake'

Julio Gomez

Julio Gomez, who entered The Biggest Loser ranch at 407 pounds, lost his partner in the first elimination. Left to fight solo, the 40-year-old Chicago father of two was sent home after having one of the lowest weight-loss percentages in week four. TVGuide.com caught up with Gomez, who now weighs some 279 pounds.

TVGuide.com: After the first elimination, some of your fellow contestants felt you deserved to go home over your partner Alexandra. Do you think they didn't understand your workout process?
Julio Gomez: I completely think they didn't understand my workout process. That was a hard week for me, and the 13 pounds was a good weight loss ... I had no issue getting up at 6 in the morning, getting to the gym while other people were still asleep. If you want to call it hidden from them, maybe it was, or maybe while someone was at the pool, I was at the gym. I didn't feel it was necessary to...

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