Despite being given only three months to live, Valerie Harper plans to enjoy each and every day she has left.
On Jan. 15, Harper, 73, was diagnosed with...
Actress Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer, she tells People.
On Jan. 15, Harper, 73, was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Doctors have estimated that she has only three months to live.
Mary Tyler Moore Show actor Harold Gould, the prolific character actor who played Valerie Harper's father on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, has died. He was 86.
Gould died Saturday in Woodland Hills, Calif., after a battle with prostate cancer, The New York Times reports.
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New releases announced today, December 18:
Hope & Faith - Season 1 will be coming out March 31
Malcolm & Eddie - Season 1 will be coming out April 14
The Paper Chase - Season 1 will be coming out April 7
Rhoda - Season 1: 35th Anniversary Edition will be coming out April 21
Spin City - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out April 28
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Question: Can you explain the dearth of female-centric shows these days? My favorite shows of all time, from Rhoda to Kate & Allie to Golden Girls, were often centered around brilliant actresses and great writing. Their stories appealed to everybody and helped women. I just do not see any of this type of show anymore. Can you explain why this is happening, and if you expect it to ever change?
Answer: I don't really understand this question, except to note that these longtime faves all appear to be comedies, and it's a fact that TV comedy is in a slump, especially comedies built around strong women — although hybrid comedy-dramas like Gilmore Girls and Desperate Housewives (and UPN's Monday block of urban comedies, for that matter) offer plenty of juicy roles for great actresses. But the boom of drama has also been good to women. Check out the casts of Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Commander in Chief, and the leads of such crime dramas as Cold Case and Close to Home, not to