Tweets of Patrick Swayze's death have been greatly exaggerated.
A false report that the Dirty Dancing star had lost his battle with cancer burned quickly through the Twitter-sphere early Tuesday, forcing his publicist to issue a statement confirming that he remains alive.
Just as the latest Survivor celebrates his victory, a previous winner is sharing bad news: Soccer player Ethan Zohn, who won Survivor: Africa, tells People he is battling cancer.
"This is the ultimate game of Survivor," Zohn said, "and there's really only one outcome, and that's to win. There's no other option."
Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal
Farrah Fawcett is praying for a miracle in her battle with terminal cancer, saying, "I do not want to die of this disease."
"I want to stay alive. So I say to God, because it is, after all, in his hands: It is seriously time for a miracle," Fawcett says in her new documentary, Farrah's Story, parts of which aired on Today Thursday.
The self-made, two-hour documentary will air Friday on NBC. The special will feature footage of Fawcett, her longtime partner Ryan O'Neal, friends and family as the actress sought alternative treatments in Germany.
O'Neal appeared on Thursday's Today in a sit-down with Meredith Vieira and said he's been preparing himself for Fawcett's passing.
"I let ...
A&E's new slate of original programming doesn't include The Beast, the Patrick Swayze FBI drama imperiled by the health of its star.
That doesn't necessarily mean the end of the show — a rep for the cable network says no decision has been made about the its future — but it comes as a disappointment to Swayze fans who hoped The Beast might appear on A&E's schedule, which was released Tuesday. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2008, and shot most of the first season of The Beast while battling the disease.
A&E's sole returning scripted series, the Benjamin Bratt-starrer The Cleaner, returns June 23.
Michael J. Fox, Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
How optimistic is Michael J. Fox? So optimistic he found a silver lining in Rush Limbaugh accusing him of faking his Parkinson's symptoms.
Fox, whose ABC special Adventures of an Incurable Optimist features Lance Armstrong, Bonnie Hunt, Bill Murray, Tracy Pollan and others talking about hope, said on The View that Limbaugh's 2006 comments proved to be a boon to stem cell research.
"He did us a great favor because he put a lot of attention on the conversation," Fox said Thursday. "We could hijack the last two weeks of the political season."
Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal, the longtime partner of Farrah Fawcett, is opening up about his heartbreak over the actress' ongoing cancer battle for the first time.
"It's a love story. I just don't know how to play this one. I won't know this world without her," O'Neal told People. "Cancer is an insidious enemy."
The magazine said O'Neal was emotional and often teary-eyed throughout the interview, during which he revealed that Fawcett is now on bed rest and running out of treatment options. "The doctors see that she is comfortable," O'Neal said. "Farrah is on IVs, but some of that is for nourishment. The treatment has pretty much ended."
O'Neal said Fawcett's golden locks are gone, but ...
Stage manager Debbie Williams is "my right hand during these shows," Ryan Seacrest said via Twitter.
A stage manager who has served as American Idol host Ryan Seacrest's "right hand" since Season 1 was injured in one of two on-set accidents that plagued the show's Tuesday-evening production.
During rehearsals and less than two hours before this week's performance show went live, Debbie Williams fell from ...
Paula Abdul has opened up for the first time about her struggle with prescription painkillers, revealing her dependence on them during the past 12 years.
"I could have killed myself," she told Ladies' Home Journal.
The American Idol judge, whose sometimes erratic behavior...
Looking to lose those last ten pounds, but not give up your favorite foods? Lifetime may have your solution with its new show Cook Yourself Thin. Taking real women who are looking to drop baby weight, get ready for an impending reunion, or perhaps have just let themselves go, each episode features a guest as she learns how to transform favorite (but fattening) recipes into healthy (and still tasty) fare. The viewers get to see how after six weeks the participant has progressed, and if she has kept up the healthier lifestyle. TVGuide.com spoke with one of the hosts, and former Top Chef Season 1 contestant, Candice Kumai about what sets her show apart, how you can enjoy foods you love, and why she's defending Kim Kardashian.
TVGuide.com: How is Cook Yourself Thin different from other weight-loss shows?
Candice Kumai: It's really fun, cute and creative because we take really great food and make it even better because we're making it healthy. You don't think of eating lettuce or rice cakes or depriving yourself, you think of an actual burger or fries or milkshake that you can have and actually love...