After being released from the hospital on Tuesday for an irregular heartbeat, many speculated Howie Mandel's paranoia was to blame. But the Deal or No Deal host is setting the record straight and opening up about how hard life is having germaphobia.
"It was no treat for me, being the germaphobe that I am," Mandel told People. "It was really hard. I wouldn't put on the gown or the customary clothing. I remained clothed and in my boots on the gurney and ...
Howie Mandel, Howie Do It
Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel was released from a Toronto hospital Tuesday after being admitted with an irregular heartbeat a day earlier, according to his rep.
Mandel, who was in Canada shooting an episode of his new hidden-camera prank show, Howie Do It, will be heading back to work Wednesday ...
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay is suffering from a partially collapsed lung, according to the star's rep.
"Mariska Hargitay has been sidelined with a pneumothorax (a partially collapsed lung)," the rep told Access Hollywood. Even so, the actress "will appear in all episodes for the rest of the season of Law & Order: SVU," the rep said.
Hargitay's condition occurs ...
Jeremy Piven calls his abrupt departure from Broadway's Speed-the-Plow a "completely humbling experience."
"I don't know if they've ever taken you out of a game or if you've had to kind of stop a season short," he told NBC's Tiki Barber, a former New York Giants running back, at Sunday's Golden Globes. "But that's basically what the doctors did to me," Piven said. "I could have gone against doctors orders. I didn't. I'm just grateful..."
Patrick Swayze, who has battled pancreatic cancer for the last year, checked into a hospital with pneumonia, A&E Network officials said Friday in a surprise announcement.
The Dirty Dancing star was supposed to attend a news conference to promote his new show, The Beast, on A&E, but network president, Robert DeBitetto, announced Swayze would not be attending.
"Patrick is very sorry for being unable to attend this morning," DeBitetto said. "He thanks everyone for all the outpouring of support that he's been receiving lately."
The announcement comes two days after the airing of a Barbara Walters interview, in which Swayze detailed his agonizing...
Gale Harold, Desperate Housewives
While it was great to hear from out-of-town Jackson on this week's episode of Desperate Housewives, surely Susan would prefer that her pretty painter beau be with her in the (abundant) flesh, to keep their nascent romance percolating. But when, if ever, might the lovers really reconnect? Get the latest word on the (ideal) timetable for Harold's return, after the jump.
Patrick Swayze and Barbara Walters
A year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze admits he has been "going through hell."
The actor opened up about his cancer battle with Barbara Walters in his first interview since the diagnosis, set to air Wednesday (10 pm/ET, ABC). "I've never been one to run from a challenge," he told her.
When Walters asked him if he was scared, he said...
Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan
Samantha Ronson is assuring fans that she's bouncing back after a Sunday afternoon hospital visit that she says was due to fatigue.
"Thanks for all your messages, I'm home and all good," she wrote on her MySpace blog Monday. "Was just pretty exhausted from traveling and working too much to buy chanukah gifts and my Jewish mother was worried about me."
The DJ reportedly made a visit to L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Sunday with partner Lindsay Lohan in tow. Ronson spun a set at Ecco Ultra Lounge in Hollywood the night before alongside Benji Madden.