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Ryan O'Neal: Watching Farrah Battle Cancer Is Like "Being Stabbed in the Heart"

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 ... read more

Idol Vet "Much Better" Following On-Stage Accident

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 ... read more

Paula Abdul Reveals Struggle with Painkillers: "I Could Have Killed Myself"

Paula Abdul

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... read more

Cook Yourself Thin Makes Fitter Versions of Your Favorite Meals

Candice Kumai

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...

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Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts' Son Hospitalized

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber missed Tuesday's premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to be with his 21-month-old son, Sasha, who was hospitalized for respiratory problems.

The actor, who plays Wolverine's nemesis, Sabretooth, left Los Angeles to join his partner, Naomi Watts, and their two children in New York, People reports. Sasha remained in the hospital overnight and was released Wednesday morning.

"Sasha got home today and is feeling much better," Schreiber's rep said Wednesday.

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Redmond O'Neal Visits Farrah Fawcett During Temporary Jail Leave

Farrah Fawcett, Redmond O'Neal

Farrah Fawcett's son, Redmond O'Neal, was temporarily released from jail to visit his ailing mother.

At the request of his lawyer, O'Neal was granted a supervised three-hour leave Saturday to travel to Fawcett's home, according to People. He was driven by a Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department sergeant and a deputy and then returned to custody.

A sherriff's department spokesman told the magazine that temporary release from custody is common when family members are gravely ill or ... read more

Injured Melissa Rycroft Misses Dancing, Expected to Recover

Melissa Rycroft sat out Monday's Dancing with the Stars after suffering a hairline fracture in her rib, but is expected to continue with the competition.

The former Bachelor contestant re-aggravated an injury she sustained during practice last week. She missed her jive with partner Tony Dovolani, as well as the team mambo.

"Complications will prevent ...
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Leno Turns Illness into Comedy on First Night Back

Jay Leno

Jay Leno's illness was serious enough to cancel two shows last week, but the late-night host made light of it during his monologue when he returned to the air Monday night.

Ever topical, Leno linked his illness to the swine flu. "What happened was — and I think was a mistake — I ate a raw pig a friend brought back from Mexico. ... It was delicious," Leno joked.

He went on to explain that he actually drove to his Burbank studio in his vintage Model T car on a cold morning last Thursday and didn't wear a jacket. "You know, I had this 103 degree fever. I was freezing and I got chills, and here at NBC we have an 'ODN,' overly dramatic nurse," Leno said.

He then ... read more

Jay Leno Released from Hospital, Cancels Second Tonight Show Taping

Jay Leno

Jay Leno was discharged Friday afternoon following an overnight hospitalization.

Leno's hospitalization forced the cancellation of the Thursday and Friday tapings of The Tonight Show — the first episodes he's missed in 17 years on the air.

"He was ...
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Leno Hospitalized, Cancels Tonight Show Taping

Jay Leno

Jay Leno became ill and checked himself into a hospital on Thursday, prompting NBC to cancel the taping of The Tonight Show, his spokesman said.

Leno left his office at NBC's Burbank studios and went to the hospital for observation about midday, his spokesman, Dick Guttman, told the Associated Press. The nature of his illness was not released.

NBC released this statement regarding Leno's condition:

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