In health news, Charlie Rose
is recuperating from open-heart surgery in a Paris hospital, the Hollywood Reporter
informs us. The PBS talk-show host was rushed to the ER after becoming short of breath during a Q&A with Syrian President Bashar Assad.
On a sadder note, Priscilla Benoit
, the breast-cancer patient whose struggle with heart failure was intended to tug at tickers on ABC's Miracle Workers
, has died, the Associated Press reports. The 56-year-old Louisianian passed away from complications arising from the use of an experimental artificial-heart pump. As a result, when her story is told on Monday's episode, it will have an unusual unhappy ending.