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Bo Diddley Dead at 79
Legendary musician Bo Diddley has died of heart failure at the age of 79.

Remembering Lorenzo Odone
Maybe of you may not recognize the name Lorenzo Odone or know why he would be on this celebrity health website. Lorenzo was the unfortunate boy depicted in the Hollywood film "Lorenzo's Oil," which starred Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon....

Ted Kennedy Diagnosed with Malignant Glioma
Senator Edward Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant glioma and experts say he has a poor prognosis. What the media won't say is that cannabinoids found in marijuana have been shown in studies to be an effective treatment in mice for gliomas.

Charlton Heston Dead at 84
Charlton Heston has died at the age of 84.

What's the Real Story with Patrick Swayze?
The recent sad news about Patrick Swayze's pancreatic cancer reminds us that it is extremely difficult for the public to learn what is really going on with sick celebrities. Although famous people are now much more likely to reveal their...

Patrick Swayze Has Pancreatic Cancer
Actor Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

William F. Buckley, Jr. Dead at 82
Conservative writer and commentator William F. Buckley has died in his study at the age of 82.

Jaws Star Roy Scheider Dies at 75
Roy Scheider, star of Jaws and All That Jazz, has died at the age of 75 after a three year battle with multiple myeloma.

Delta Burke Checks into Psychiatric Hospital
Delta Burke has checked into a psychiatric hospital to deal with her OCD, depression, and hoarding.

Heath Ledger's Death Ruled an Accidental Overdose
Medical examiners ruled Heath Ledger's death an accidental overdose. The actor had six drugs in his system, including Oxycontin, Valium, and

Heath Ledger - A Timeline
A timeline of Heath Ledger's too-short but accomplished life.

Heath Ledger Dead at 28 of Possible Drug Overdose
Actor Heath Ledger was found dead at the age of 28 of a probably drug overdose. Pills were reportedly found surrounding the bed of his Manhattan apartment where his body was found.

Nicole Richie Gives Birth to Baby Harlow
Nicole Richie gave birth today to a baby girl named Harlow Winter Kate Madden.

Johnny Grant, Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Dies
Johnny Grant, honorary mayor of Hollywood, has died in Hollywood at the age of 84.

Toni Collette Gives Birth to Baby Girl
Actress Toni Collette gave birth to a baby girl named Sage florence Galafassi.

Ike Turner Dead at 76
Ike Turner has died at home in San Diego, California.

Dennis Quaid and Wife Suing Heparin Manufacturer
Dennis Quaid and his wife are suing Baxter Healthcare Corp after their newborn twins were overdosed on the company's drug, heparin.

Evel Knievel, 69, Dies of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Daredevil Evel Knievel has died of pulmonary fibrosis at his home in Clearwater, Florida. He was

Redskins Star Sean Taylor Dies from Gunshot Wound
Redskins star Sean Taylor has died after being shot in the groin by an intruder in his home.

Redskins Star Sean Taylor Shot in Miami
Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor is in critical condition after being shot in the groin by intruders in his home.

Quiet Riot Lead Singer Kevin Dubrow Found Dead
Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for heavy metal band Quiet Riot, has been found dead in his Las Vegas home.

Dennis Quaid's Twins Recovering After Overdose
Dennis Quaid's twins are recovering after being accidentally overdosed with Heparin at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Dennis Quaid's Newborn Twins Accidentally Overdosed
Dennis Quaid's newborn twins were accidentally overdosed with anti-coagulant Heparin at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Mary Kate Olsen Hospitalized with Kidney Infection
Mary Kate Olsen, the Olsen twin who previously battled anorexia, has been hospitalized with a kidney infection.

Nicole Richie Has Wizard of Oz Baby Shower
Nicole Richie had a Wizard of Oz themed baby shower this past weekend in Beverly Hills. Many of the gifts were for boys, suggesting the star is having a boy.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Laughs Off Anorexia Claims
Catherine Zeta-Jones is denying reports that she has anorexia, saying, "Do I look anorexic? How could I ever, ever be anorexic?"

Nicole Kidman Lost Two Babies While Married to Tom Cruise
Nicole Kidman says she lost two babies while married to Tom Cruise, one an ectopic pregnancy and the other a miscarriage.

Simon Cowell Admits to Using Botox
Simon Cowell admits to using Botox.

Tom Brady Visits Ex Bridget Moynahan and Baby
Tom Brady visited his baby with ex Bridget Moynahan recently and says the baby is "truly a joy" and hopes to spend more time with him.

Rosemary's Baby Author Ira Levin Dies
Ira Levin, author of Rosemary's Baby, A Kiss Before Dying, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil, and Deathtrap, has died of a heart attack in New York.

Kylie Minogue Fears Return of Breast Cancer
Kylie Minogue says she fears the breast cancer she beat in 2006 will return.

Fraternal Twins for Dennis Quaid and Wife Kimberly
Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly have welcomed fraternal twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace. Quaid has a 15-year-old son with ex-wife Meg Ryan.

Kanye's Mother, Donda West, Dies After Cosmetic Surgery
Kanye West's mother, Donda West, died after complications from plastic surgery in Los Angeles.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gives Birth to Boy
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Tim Hasselbeck welcomed a baby boy named Taylor Thomas Hasselbeck.

Author Norman Mailer Dies at 84
Author Norman Mailer has died of acute renal failure in New York.

The 25th Anniversary of Barney Clark's Artificial Heart
On December 1st, 1982, surgeons at the University of Utah Medical Center placed a plastic and aluminum heart in Barney Clark, a Seattle dentist with severe congestive heart failure. The world watched intently to see whether Clark would immediately die...

Robert Goulet Dies at 73
Robert Goulet has died in Los Angeles of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis while awaiting a lung transplant.

Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Has Prostate Cancer
Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has announced that he has early stage prostate cancer.

Robert Goulet Awaiting Lung Transplant
Robert Goulet is in the hospital awaiting a lung transplant after being diagnosed with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis.

Marie Osmond Faints On Dancing with the Stars
Marie Osmond fainted after dancing the samba on Dancing with the Stars.

Deborah Kerr Dies of Parkinson's Disease
Actress Deborah Kerr has died of complications from Parkinson's disease at the age of 86. Kerr was famous for her roles in From Here to Eternity, An Affair to Remember, and The King and I.

Rat Pack Comedian Joey Bishop Dies
The last member of the Brat Pack, Joey Bishop, has died at the age of 89. He is survived by his son, actor Larry Bishop.

A Very Not Pregnant Pamela Anderson Doing Ozone Therapy
Pamela Anderson says she's not pregnant and says she's undergoing ozone therapy to treat her hepatitis C.

Christina Aguilera Keeps Mum About Pregnancy
Christina Aguilera is keeping quiet about her pregnancy, despite an obvious baby bump.

Bobby Brown Claims His Heart Isn't Broken
Bobby Brown' denies having a heart attack despite the fact that his lawyer issued a statement saying he did.

Hanson's Isaac Hanson Has Surgery to Remove Blood Clot
Isaac Hanson of pop group Hanson suffered a blood clot in his right arm due to venous thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition which blocks blood flow from his arm to his heart.

Lindsay Lohan Out of Rehab and Back to Hollywood
Lindsay Lohan has checked out of the Cirque Lodge rehab center in Utah and is headed back to L.A. to begin shooting her new movie, Dare to Love Me.

Bond's 'Moneypenny', Lois Maxwell, Dies
Lois Maxwell, who played the role of Miss Moneypenny in the first 14 Bond films, has died in Australia at the age of 80 after a battle with colon cancer.

George Clooney Feels Lucky After Motorcycle Crash
Just three days after being involved in a serious motorcycle accident, George Clooney and girlfriend Sarah Larson appeared at the premiere of Clooney's new movie, Michael Clayton.

George Clooney Fractures Rib in Motorcycle Accident
George Clooney, 46, fractured a rib after a car hit the motorcycle he and girlfriend Sarah Larson were riding.

Actress Jane Wyman Dies at 93
Actress Jane Wyman has died in Palm Springs of undisclosed causes. She was 93.

Laura Bush Has Neck Surgery for Pinched Nerves
First Lady Laura Bush underwent surgery today for pinched nerves in her neck. The 2 1/2 hour procedure is called a posterior cervical foraminotomy. It relieves pressure on pinched nerves that rest near the spine.

'Wrinkle in Time' Author Madeleine L'Engle Dies
Writer Madeleine L'Engle, 88, has died in a Connecticut nursing home.

Luciano Pavarotti Dies of Pancreatic Cancer
Luciano Pavarotti, 71, has died at home in Modena, Italy after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Halle Berry Pregnant with First Child
Halle Berry, 41, is three months pregnant with her first child. Her boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, is the father.

Owen Wilson Hospitalized After Alleged Suicide Attempt
Owen Wilson reportedly attempted suicide over the weekend, with reports saying that the actor slit his wrists and took a large amount of pills.

Bridget Moynahan Gives Birth to Tom Brady's Son
Bridget Moynahan has given birth to a son with ex-boyfriend Tom Brady.

Leona Helmsley Dies of Heart Failure at 87
Leona Helmsley, often called "The Queen of Mean," has died of heart failure in Greenwich, Connecticut. She was 87.

Philanthropist Brooke Astor Dead at 105
Socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor has died of pneumonia after suffering for several years with dementia.

Merv Griffin Dies of Prostate Cancer at 82
Merv Griffin has died of prostate cancer at the age of 82.

Robin Roberts Recovering from Breast Cancer Surgery
Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, who announced that she had early stage breast cancer last Tuesday, says her surgery on Friday went well.

Lindsay Lohan Checks Into Cirque Lodge Rehab in Utah
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly checked into rehab at the Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah. This is Lohan's third trip to rehab - she previously checked into the Wonderland Center in L.A. and Promises in Malibu. Hopefully the third time's the...

Ingmar Bergman Dead at 89
Legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman died yesterday at home in Faro, Sweden. He was 89.

Italian Director Michelangelo Antonioni Dead at 93
Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni has died in Rome at the age of 94. Antonioni was one of the giants of European cinema. His passing comes on the same day as another legendary director, Ingmar Bergman. His 1960 film L'Avventura...

GMA Coanchor Robin Roberts Has Breast Cancer
Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts, 46, has announced that she has early stage breast cancer.

Chief Justice Roberts May Have Epilepsy
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, 52, suffered an unexplained seizure and fell on a dock yesterday. It was his second seizure, the first one occurring in 1993. Some experts believe he may have epilepsy.

Tom Snyder Dies of Leukemia at 71
Former late-night talk show host, radio personality, and news anchor Tom Snyder died on Sunday from complications of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was 7

Tammy Faye Messner Dead at 65
Tammy Faye Messner, former wife of Jim Bakker, has died of cancer at the age of 65.

Lady Bird Johnson Has Died at 94
Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady and wife of Lyndon Baines Johnson, had died at the age of 94. She suffered a stroke in 2002, and was hospitalized last month for a low-grade fever. Cause of death today was listed...

Nicole Richie Is Pregnant
The rumors have been confirmed - Nicole Richie is pregnant with Joel Madden's baby.

Beverly Sills Dead at 78
Opera star Beverly Sills died from inoperable lung cancer though she was never a smoker.

Joel Siegel Has Died From Cancer
Joel Siegel had died in New York at the age of 63 from colon cancer. He was the entertainment editor for Good Morning America on ABC for 26 years.

Liz Claiborne Dead at 78
Fashion designer Liz Claiborne died at the age of 78 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the abdomen. She was diagnosed with the disease in 1997.

Tiger and Elin Woods Have Baby Girl
Tiger Woods and his wife Elin have welcomed a baby girl into the family. They have named her Sam Alexis Woods. Proud papa Woods announced the happy news on his official Web site saying: "Both Elin and Sam are doing...

Julia Roberts Gives Birth to Third Child
Julia Roberts has given birth to her third child with husband Danny Moder.

Farrah Fawcett Suing the National Enquirer Over Cancer Reports
Farrah Fawcett is suing the National Enquirer over reports about her battle with cancer.

Moral Majority Founder Jerry Falwell Dead at 73
The Rev. Jerry Falwell died today at the age of 73 after being found unconscious in his office. His death is believed to be related to his longtime heart problems. Dr. Carl Moore, Falwell’s physician, said the evangelist had had...

Johnny Depp Speaks About Daughter's Illness
Johnny Depp is speaking out about his daughter's recent health scare.

Remembering "Fear Strikes Out"
May 2007 is the 50th anniversary of the national release of "Fear Strikes Out," which told the story of Boston Red Sox outfielder Jimmy Piersall's 1952 nervous breakdown. Today, when celebrities routinely discuss their mental illnesses, it is hard to...

Astronaut Walter Schirra Has Died
Walter (Wally) Schirra, one of the first seven original astronauts, has passed away from cancer at the age of 84. He was the only one to fly Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.

Actor Tom Poston Dead at 85
Actor Tom Poston has died after a brief illness at the age of 85.

Writer David Halberstam Dies in Car Crash
Beloved journalist and writer David Halberstam, 73, has died in a car accident near San Francisco.

Is Sheryl Crow One Square Short of a Roll?
Sheryl Crow has proposed a limitation on how many squares of toilet paper people can use.

Boris Yeltsin Dies of Heart Failure at 76
Boris Yeltsin died of heart failure at the age of 76.

Actress Kitty Carlisle Dead at 96
Kitty Carlisle Hart died Tuesday night at the age of 96. She contracted pneumonia over the Christmas holidays and had been in and out of the hospital. She served 20 years on the New York State Council on the Arts...

Don Ho Dies of Heart Failure at 76
Tiny Bubbles singer Don Ho has died of heart failure at the age of 76.

Kurt Vonnegut Dead at 84
Kurt Vonnegut has died at the age of 84.

Fred Thompson in Remission from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Fred Thompson talks about his diagnosis of non-hodgkins lymphoma and his possible bid for presidency.

Larry Birkhead Is the Father, Virgie Wants Joint Custody
Larry Birkhead has been officially found to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby. Virgie Arthur is now fighting for joint custody.

B.C. Cartoonist Johnny Hart Dead at 76
Johnny Hart, the cartoonist who created B.C. and The Wizard of Id, died of a stroke on April 7th while working at his drawing table.

Director Bob Clark and Son Die in Car Accident
Director Bob Clark, 66, and his 22-year-old son died in Pacific Palisades, California after their car was struck by a drunk driver.

Allegra Versace In Treatment for Anorexia
Donatella Versace's daughter Allegra Versace, 20, is in treatment for anorexia in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Edwards and Tony Snow
The sad news about Elizabeth Edwards and Tony Snow, both of whom have incurable cancer, reminds us of both the great educational value of such "celebrity illnesses" as well as how hard it is for famous people to be sick in public.

Britney Spears Out of Rehab
Britney Spears exited Promises rehab after almost a month in treatment.

Larry King Recovering from Carotid Endarterectomy
Larry King successfully underwent a carotid endarterectomy to remove plaque from the carotid arteries.

Brad Delp Ended His Life with Carbon Monoxide
Boston singer Brad Delp committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning by sealing himself in

Actress and Singer Betty Hutton Dead at 86
Actress and singer Betty Hutton has died in Palm Springs, California.

Regis Philbin to Undergo Triple Bypass Surgery
Regis Philbin will undergo triple bypass surgery.

Comedian Richard Jeni Dead of Apparent Suicide
Comedian Richard Jeni died after apparently shooting himself in the face.

Johnny Depp's Daughter Has Blood Poisoning
Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose is in the hospital with blood poisoning after stepping on a rusty nail.

Johnny Depp's Daughter in Serious Condition in Hospital
Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose is in serious condition in a British hospital

Humphrey Bogart Lost His Battle Against Esophageal Cancer
Humphrey Bogart died of esophageal cancer in 1957. His last words were "I never should have ...

Timeline of Dick Cheney's Health Problems
A timeline of Vice President Dick Cheney's heart and cardiovascular health problems.

David Beckham Injures Knee, Sidelined for Month
David Beckham has sprained his right knee and will be sidelined for a while.

Lisa Marie Presley Had Mercury Poisoning
Lisa Marie Presley talks about her experience with mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings.

Is Britney Spears the Antichrist?
Is Britney Spears the Antichrist? Some people think so.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Dead
Arthur Schlesinger has died at the age of 89. He had a heart attack while eating at a restaurant in Manhattan with his family. He died at New York Downtown Hospital. Mr. Schlesinger was among the most prominent historians of...

Britney Spears May Have Postpartum Depression
Britney Spears may be suffering from postpartum depression, according to experts. Writes About Decomposing Bodies posted a gruesome post today about Anna Nicole Smith and the technical details about how bodies decompose and what

The Latest on the Britney Spears Saga
The latest on Britney Spears, who recently shaved her head and entered rehab.

Fraternal Twin Girls for Marcia Cross
Marcia Cross has given birth to fraternal twin girls, Savannah and Eden.

A Bald Britney Spears Enters Rehab in L.A.
Britney Spears has checked into rehab after a family intervention.

Bridget Moynihan Pregnant with Tom Brady's Child
Actress Bridget Moynahan is reportedly three months pregnant with ex-boyfriend Tom Brady's child.

Britney Spears Has Shaved Her Head
Britney Spears shaved her head while the paparazzi watched.

Congressman Charlie Norwood Dies at 65
Rep. Charlie Norwood, who has been battling lung cancer, has died at home in Georgia at the age of 65.

Judi Dench Gets Benched by Knee
Judi Dench is a Best Actress nominee for Notes on a Scandal, but she won't be able to attend the awards due to scheduled knee surgery.

Anna Nicole - A Bonfire in a Hailstorm
Cintra Wilson's article about Anna Nicole Smith is one of the best to appear in the wake of the star's death.

Anna Nicole Smith Had Two Recent Breast Surgeries
More details have emerged about Anna Nicole Smith's life before she died, including the revelation that she had two breast surgeries in recent months. One was an augmentation and the other was a repair of an earlier surgery.

Anna Nicole Smith Tribute Videos
It's such an amazing culture we live in these days. Anna Nicole Smith had only been dead for a few hours before tribute videos by fans had popped up on YouTube and other video sharing sites. Here's the "official" Anna Nicole Smith YouTube video.

Rep. Charlie Norwood Going Home for Hospice Care
Rep. Charlie Norwood, who has lung cancer that has spread to his liver, has decided to end his treatments for now and "put it in the Lord's hands." He will receive hospice care at home in Augusta, Georgia.

Anna Nicole Smith Dead at 39
Anna Nicole Smith has died of a drug overdose at the age of 39

Singer Frankie Laine Dead at 93
Singer Frankie Laine has died of a heart attack following hip replacement surgery in California. He was 93.

Actress Barbara McNair Dead at 72
Barbara McNair has died at 72 after a long battle with throat cancer.

So Is Farrah Fawcett Cured?
We know that Farrah received both chemotherapy and radiation. This suggests that her cancer was stage II or higher, although at times such aggressive therapy is given to stage I lesions. Nevertheless, even if she had a stage I or II anal cancer, the five-year survival for such cases is not 100% but 80%.

Trumpeter Pedro Knight Dead at 85
Cuban-American trumpeter Pedro Knight, widower of salsa singer Celia Cruz, has died at 85

French actor Michael Roux Dead at 77
Popular French theator actor Michel Roux has died of heart problems in Paris at the age of 77.

Farrah Fawcett Beats Anal Cancer
Farrah Fawcett has successfully beaten anal cancer with an aggressive treatment.

Composer Carlo Menotti Dies at 95
Italian composer Carlo Menotti has died in Monaco at the age of 95. Menotti was the founder of the popular Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.

Columnist Molly Ivins Dies Fighting
Liberal columnist Molly Ivins has died after a long fight against breast cancer.

Pete Doherty Drug Saga Continues
Kate Moss has broken up with Pete Doherty after a video surfaced of him shooting up cocaine in the room of three fans in Thailand.

Jennifer Aniston Squashes Nose Job Gossip
Jennifer Aniston sets the record straight about recent rumors that she'd had a nose job.

Author Sidney Sheldon Dies at 89
Author Sidney Sheldon has died at the age of 89 of complications from pneumonia.

Angelina Jolie's Mother, Marcheline Bertrand, Dies
Angelina Jolie's mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, died after a nearly eight year battle with ovarian cancer.

Shelley Long Checks Into a Mental Hospital
Actress Shelley Long has checked into a mental hospital in Pasadena, California after becoming delusional.

B.B. King Hospitalized, Cancels Shows
B.B. King has been hospitalized after flu complications.

Pierce Brosnan Passes Out on Movie Set
Pierce Brosnan passed out on the set of his upcoming film, Seraphim Falls.

Mandy Moore Battled Depression
Mandy Moore opens up about her recent battle with depression.

Art Buchwald Dies at 81
Art Buchwald has died of kidney failure at the age of 81.

Lindsay Lohan Checks Into Rehab
Lindsay Lohan has checked into rehab.

Keith Urban Gets Out of Rehab
Country Singer Keith Urban has finished his almost three-month stint in rehab.

Kylie Minogue Cancels Shows Due to Illness
Kylie Minogue has had a setback in her comeback tour after coming down with a respiratory infection.

Yvonne DeCarlo Dead at 84
Yvonne De Carlo has died of natural causes in Los Angeles. She is best known to TV viewers as Lily Munster in the 1964-1966 show “The Munsters.” “But it would be a shame if that’s the only way she is...

Former President Bush Has Hip Replacement
Former President George Bush has had his second successful hip surgery.

Dick Clark as Stroke Survivor
For the second consecutive New Year's Eve, Dick Clark helped to host one of the television countdown specials despite marked impairment of his speech. Clark suffered a severe stroke in 2004, leaving him with partial paralysis on one side of his body and slurred speech, known as dysarthria.

Actor Jared Nathan Dies in Car Crash
Actor Jared Nathan has died in a car accident.

Gerald Ford Dead at 93
Present Gerald Ford has died at the age of 93.

James Brown Died Today at 73
James Brown has died in Atlanta. He was hospitalized with pneumonia and died early Christmas morning. In a career that spanned five decades, there's no-one who can equal Brown for his capacity for innovation and influence. Having brought R&B and...

Laura Bush Talks About Her Skin Cancer
Laura Bush talks about her brush with squamous cell carcinoma.

Laura Bush's Skin Cancer
Laura Bush is no Betty Ford or Nancy Reagan! The White House just admitted that the First Lady had a squamous cell carcinoma of her skin removed in early November of this year. Believing this was a private matter, the Bushes kept this information from the public.

Cartoonist Joseph Barbera Dies at 95
Joseph Barbera, the cartoonist that produced characters such as Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, and the Flintstones died of natural causes at the age of 95. He founded Hanna-Barbera Studios with his partner William Hanna almost fifty years ago. The...

Error on Previous Post on Celebrity Health
On my previous posting about the recent disability of Senator Tim Johnson, I mistakenly stated that the 25th Amendment was passed after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981. In fact, it was passed following the death of...

Tim Johnson and Ill Politicians
The news that South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson suffered a major bleed in his brain yesterday has great political ramifications. Johnson is a Democrat.

Peter Boyle Dead at 71
Actor Peter Boyle has died after a battle with heart disease and multiple myeloma.

Augusto Pinochet Dies at 91
Augusto Pinochet, the dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, died Sunday from heart complications at the age of 91.

Jeane Kirkpaterick Dead at 80
Jeane Kirkpatrick, former UN Ambassador, died in her sleep at her home. The cause of death has not been released.

The Legacy of Celebrity Patients
The recent attention to the illnesses of Farrah Fawcett, Michael J. Fox and Ed Bradley reminds us how important celebrity cases have become to the public’s awareness of diseases, treatments and medical controversies.

Ruben Studdard Goes Vegetarian
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard has gone vegetarian and as a result has lost weight and has more energy.

Liz Hurley to Name Kids After Scooby Doo Characters
Elizabeth Hurley plans to name her next two children after Scooby Doo characters.

Lindsay Lohan Attending AA Meetings
Lindsay Lohan is attending AA meetings but still reportedly drinking heavily.

Barron H. Lerner - When Illness Goes Public
Barron H. Lerner will be writing a series of posts for Celebrity Health.

Nicole Richie Gains Five Pounds
Nicole Richie has gained five pounds.

Director Robert Altman Dies
Director Robert Altman, 81, has died in Los Angeles of undisclosed causes.

Barron H. Lerner
Barron H. Lerner is the Angelica Berrie-Gold Foundation Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Heath at Columbia University. He is the author of "When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine" (Johns Hopkins, 2006)....

Jack Palance Dies at 87
Jack Palance has died at the age of 87

Pamela Anderson Has Miscarriage
Pamela Anderson has suffered a miscarriage on the set of Blonde and Blonder.

Ed Bradley Dies of Leukemia at 65
Ed Bradley has died of leukemia at the age of 65.

Marianne Faithfull Recovers from Breast Cancer
Singer Marianne Faithfull, 59, has recovered from her battle with breast cancer

Actress Jane Wyatt Dies at 97
Actress Jane Wyatt had died in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 96. Wyatt played Margaret Anderson in the popular 1950 TV series Father Knows Best with Robert Young, and she played Spock's mother in Star Trek....

Rapper Fabolous Shot and Hospitalized
Rapper Fabolous was shot by an unidentified man in a New York City parking gargare.

Freddy Fender Has Died of Lung Cancer
Singer Freddy Fender, 69, has died of lung cancer at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas.

John Forsythe Treated for Colon Cancer
John Forsythe has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Forsythe is best known for his portrayal of Blake Carrington on Dynasty and for the voice of the boss on Charlie's Angels.

Fidel Castro May Have Terminal Cancer
A report in Time magazine is saying that U.S. intelligence officials believe that Cuban President Fidel Castro has terminal cancer. Cuba's government is disputing the report.

Farrah Fawcett Staying Positive Despite Cancer
Farrah Fawcett is staying positive in the face of her recent cancer diagnosis.

Eva Longoria Bruises Her Ribs
Eva Longoria bruised her ribs on the set of Desperate Housewives.

Cleopatra Jones Star Tamara Dobson Dies
Cleopatra Jones star Tamara Dobson has died in Baltimore at the age of 59.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Have Girl
Maggie Gyllenhaal, 28, has given birth to a baby girl named Ramona. It is the first child for both Gyllenhaal and her fiancé Peter Sarsgaard.

Farrah Fawcett Has Intestinal Cancer
Farrah Fawcett is battling intestinal cancer.

Tori Spelling Is Pregnant
Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are expecting their first child.

Tony Winner Isabel Bigley Dies at 80
Tony Award-winner Isabel Bigley has died of pulmonary disease in Los Angeles at the age of 80.

Robin Williams Talks About Alcoholism
Robin Williams talks about his battle with alcoholism and his recent relapse.

Actress Billie Piper Tried to Eat Kleenex
When she was suffering from anorexia, Billie Piper tried to eat Kleenex to stay thin.

Elliott Yamin Throws Rocks, Breaks Pinky
American Idol finalist Elliot Yamin broke his pinky finger while hurling rocks at a street sign.

Candace Bergen Stroke Rumors
After Candace Bergen spent several days in the hospital last week, rumors swirled that she had a stroke.

Portia de Rossi Speaks Out About Anorexia
Portia de Rossi is warning ultra thin female celebrities about the dangers of anorexia. She speaks about her own battle with anorexia and how it nearly ruined her life.

Tokyo Rose Dies at 90
Tokyo Rose, real name Iva Toguri D'Aquino, has died at the age of 90. D'Aquino was convicted of treason in 1949 in a U.S. court .

Daniel Smith Died of Drug Overdose
Pathologist Cyril Wecht has revealed to PEOPLE magazine that Anna Nicole's son Daniel Smith died from a lethal combination of methadone and the antidepressants Zoloft and Lexapro.

Terrell Owens Denies Suicide Attempt
Terrell Owens denies attempting suicide, though a police report obtained by the Smoking Gun claims otherwise.

Billie Piper Admits to Struggle with Anorexia
Actress Billie Piper talks about her longtime struggle with anorexia.

Stephen Tyler Has Hepatitis C
Aerosmith singer Stephen Tyler has revealed that he has hepatitis C.

Life Photographer Martha Holmes Dies
Former Life magazine photographer Martha Holmes has died In Manhattan of natural causes at the age of 83.

'Tequila!' Singer Danny Flores Dies
Saxophonist Danny Flores has died from complications of pneumonia in Huntington Beach, California. He was 77.

Anna Nicole Sells Last Photos of Son for $600,000
With investigations into her son Daniel's mysterious death still ongoing, Anna Nicole Smith has sold photos of her son's last hours for the hefty sum of $600,000.

Don Ho Receives New Pacemaker
Don Ho, 76, is recovering in Honolulu from surgery to have a new pacemaker installed.

Lindsay Lohan Fractures Wrist
Lindsay Lohan, 20, goes to the hospital so often that we've made a category just for her. For the fourth time this year, she was rushed to the hospital.

Patricia Kennedy Lawford Dies
Patricia Kennedy Lawford, the sister of President John F. Kennedy, has died from complications from pneumonia.

Amanda Peet Expecting First Child
Actress Amanda Peet and fiancé David Benioff are expecting their first child.

Marianne Faithfull Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Singer and actress Marianne Faithfull, 59, has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. She has postponed her upcoming tour.

Ann Richards Dies at 73
Former Texas Governor Ann Richards has died at the age of 73 after a battle with esophageal cancer.

Brittany Spears Has New Baby
Brittany Spears has had her second child. The baby boy was born at 2 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Marcia Cross Expecting First Child
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross, 44, and her husband, Tom Mahoney, 48, are expecting their first child.

Newsflash: Celebrities Are Narcissistic
Dr. Drew Pinsky and S. Mark Young of USC conducted a study on celebrities to see if they were more narcissistic than non-celebrities.

Princess Kiko of Japan Has Boy
Japan's Princess Kiko has given birth to a boy by cesarean section. He is the first male heir to the throne in 40 years and third in line to the throne. No name has been announced. The boy, the first...

Justice Anthony Kennedy Receives Stent
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has returned to work after receiving a stent on Saturday. He was experiencing mild chest pain and there was no evidence of heart damage. He was discharged Sunday morning. The court called the procedure a...

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Dies
Steve Irwin, the popular Australian television personality known as the Crocodile Hunter, has been killed by a stingray while filming an underwater documentary. Irwin was filming a series called "Ocean's Deadliest" when the barb on the tail of the stingray...

Olympic Champion Bob Mathias Dies
Bob Mathias, who won two Olympic gold decathalon medals, has died at his home at the age of 75. Mathias was also an actor and served four terms in the House of Representatives.

Actor Glenn Ford Dies
Actor Glenn Ford, 90, has died in Beverly Hills. Ford had been in failing health due to a series of strokes in recent years and cancelled an appearance on May 1st at his 90th birthday tribute in Hollywood.

Novelist Naguib Mahfouz Dies at 94
Novelist Naguib Mahfouz died in Cairo at the age of 94 from complications from a fall in July. He was the only Arab winner of the Nobel prize for literature and the most famous writer in Egypt. Mahfouz wrote more...

Matthew Broderick Breaks Collar Bone in Horse Accident
Matthew Broderick fell off a horse and broke his collarbone in a riding accident at his vacation home in Ireland.

Barbara Bach Breaks Leg in Horse Accident
Former Bond girl Barbara Bach, 59, was kicked by horse and fractured her right femur.

Gerald Ford Has Angioplasty
Three days after receiving a cardiac pacemaker, former president Gerald Ford has undergone an angioplasty at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is resting comfortably.

Trumpet Player Maynard Ferguson Dies at 78
Trumpet player Maynard Ferguson has died in Ventura, California at the age of 78. His death was the results of kidney and liver failure due to an abdominal infection.

Jerry Hall Wears Chung Shi Shoes to Keep Fit
Model Jerry Hall wears Chung Shi running shoes with a built-in "balance bar" that keep the wearer's posture perfect and works unused muscles.

Keane Singer Tom Chaplin in Rehab
Keane singer Tom Chaplin, 27, is being treated for alcohol and drug problems. The band recently cancelled shows in Scotland and Ireland due to what was at the time reported as Chaplin's exhaustion.

Brooke Burke and David Charvet Expecting Baby
Brooke Burke, 34, and former Baywatch star David Charvet, 34, are expecting a baby together.

Gerald Ford Receives Cardiac Pacemaker
Former President Gerald Ford, 93, has been fitted with a cardiac pacemaker at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Ford is doing well and will be recuperating for the next few days.

Nicole Richie Fights Back Over Anorexia Claims
After a paparazzo told her she looked disgusting and told her to gain some weight, Nicole Richie confronted him.

Haley Joel Osmant Breaks Rib, Charged with DUI
Haley Joel Osment suffered a broken rib in his recent car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol. Hopefully he isn't starting down the self-destructive path of so many other child stars.

David Copperfield Discovers Fountain of Youth
David Copperfield claims he has discovered the fountain of youth in the waters near his home in the Bahamas.

Has Nicole Richie Lost More Weight?
The media is talking about Nicole Richie's weight after some pictures of a recent day she spent on the beach in Malibu appeared. Only a couple months ago Nicole admitted to Vanity Fair that she was too skinny and it seemed like she gained a bit of weight. Now it appears she's thinner than ever.

Suzanne Pleshette Diagnosed with Lung Cancer
Actress Suzanne Pleshette, 69, has been diagnosed with early stage lung cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Mike Douglas Has Died
Mike Douglas has died in Florida at the age of 81. Douglas was the host of an afternoon television talk show for 21 years. His death was not anticipated and the cause is still not certain.

Robin Williams Enters Rehab for Alcoholism
Robin Williams, 55, has checked into rehab for alcoholism. The actor had been sober for 20 years and is believed to have fallen off the wagon about three years ago.

Fred Savage Has a Baby Boy
Fred Savage, who starred as little Kevin Arnold on the comedy the Wonder Years, had had a baby boy with his wife Jennifer. The show was on the air from 1988 until 1993 and Fred is now 30 years old....

4-time Iditarod Champion Susan Butcher Dies
4-time Iditarob champion Susan Butcher, 51, has died. Butcher was in remission from leukemia when she had a stem cell transplant on May 16. A week ago, doctors found her leukemia had returned.

John Glenn Hurt in Car Crash
Former Senator John Glenn, 85, and his wife Annie were hurt in a car crash today in Columbus, Ohio. They suffered minor injuries and are in fair condition. Apparently Glenn was at fault.

Love Frontman Arthur Lee Dies of Leukemia
Arthur Lee, singer-guitarist for the 1960s band Love, has died of leukemia at the age of 61. As part of his treatment, Lee was the first adult Tennesseean to have a bone marrow transplant using umbilical cord stem cells.

Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Dead at 90
Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, 90, has died at home in Austria. Born in Germany, she studied music at a young age and debuted at the Berlin State Opera in 1938.

The Knack Singer Doug Fieger Undergoes Brain Surgery
Doug Fieger, singer for The Knack, has successfully undergone surgery to remove two brain tumors. The Knack are best known for their 1979 song, "My Sharona."

Katharine McPhee Fractures Left Foot
Katharine McPhee, who joined the Idols Live tour late due to laryngitis, tripped and fractured her left foot before a show on Tuesday night. Despite the injury, McPhee will continue with the tour. Looks like the poor girl is having a string of bad luck!

Freddy Fender Has Lung Cancer
Freddie Fender has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Marie Osmond Hospitalized After Drug Reaction
Marie Osmond was hospitalized last week having an adverse reaction to an undisclosed prescription medication and blacking out.

Fidel Castro Has Abdominal Surgery
Fidel Castro has undergone surgery for intestinal bleeding that was attributed to stress. He temporarily turned over power to his brother Raul. Castro said that extreme stress "had provoked in me a sharp intestinal crisis with sustained bleeding that obligated...

Mel Gibson Suffers Alcoholic Relapse
Mel Gibson was arrested in Malibu on suspicion of drunk driving on Friday night. Mel allegedly got so "out of control" that he was hurling anti-Semitic epithets at the arresting officers.

Will Farrell and Wife Expecting Second Child
Will Ferrell, 39, and his wife Viveca Paulin, 37, are expecting their second child. Their first child, Magnus, is 2 years old.

Did Body Heat Beat Lance Armstrong's Testicular Cancer?
Three Johns Hopkins University researchers are putting forth the theory that says body heat may have something to do with Lance Armstrong - and thousands of other men each year - beating testicular cancer.

Overheated Lindsay Lohan Hospitalized
Lindsay Lohan overheated in Los Angeles today while working on a 12-hour shoot in 105 F heat for her new movie "Georgia Rule." The actress was given a B12 shot and released.

Kate Hudson Wins Lawsuit Over Anorexia Claims
Actress Kate Hudson, 27, has won a lawsuit against the National Enquirer for libelous claims that she was suffering from anorexia. She says she filed the lawsuit because she was concerned that young women would be influenced by the idea that she was anorexic.

Gillian Anderson Pregnant with Second Child
Gillian Anderson, 37, and partner Mark Griffiths are expecting their first child together.

Lionel Richie Talks About Nicole Richie's Weight
Nicole Richie's father, Lionel Richie, says he's aware of Nicole's weight issue and that he's talked to her about it.

Actor Jack Warden Dies at 85
Actor Jack Warden has died in New York at 85. Warden appeared in dozens of films, including two for which he was nominated for supporting actor Oscars, "Shampoo" and "Heaven Can Wait."

Pete Doherty Checks Back Into Rehab
Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty has cancelled a concert on the Spanish island of Ibiza and is heading back to rehab.

French Director Gérard Oury Dead at 87
French directory Gérard Oury has died in Saint-Tropez at the age of 87.

Haley Joel Osment in Hospital After Car Crash
Actor Haley Joel Osment, 18, who starred as a boy with a connection to the other side in the "Sixth Sense," is in the hospital after crashing his car into a brick pillar in Los Angeles.

Actor Jason Mewes Sober for Three Years
Jason Mewes, the actor best known for his role as Jay of Jay and Silent Bob in the Kevin Smith films "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," and "Dogma," has been sober and free of drugs for over three years.

'Bridget Jones' Author Helen Fielding Has Baby
Author Helen Fielding, 48, has given birth to a baby girl. Fielding is the author of Bridget Jones' Diary and its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, both of which have been made into popular movies starring Renée Zellweger as the chunky but lovable heroine.

Author Mickey Spillane Dead at 88
Crime novelist Mickey Spillane, 88, has died at his home in South Carolina.

Justin Timberlake Admits He Takes Drugs
In an interview with Observer Music Monthly, Justin Timberlake talks about getting plastered and doing drugs.

Katherine McPhee Recovering from Laryngitis
American Idol runner-up Katherine McPhee hasn't been able to join the Idols Live Tour due to a case of laryngitis. With many speculating that McPhee is faking her illness, she has responded by sending a letter to her fansite.

Sinatra's Pianist Bill Miller Dies at 91
Frank Sinatra's longtime pianist Bill Miller, 91, has died in Montreal. After suffering a fall and breaking a hip two weeks ago, he then had a heart attack and underwent bypass surgery but died of complications.

Luke Wilson Is Letting His Body Go to Hell
Actor Luke Wilson says he's let himself go and he doesn't care. After packing on some pounds for his role in The Family Stone, he hasn't bothered to lose it.

Andrea Evans of 'Passions' and the Walk for Hope
Andrea Evans, who plays Rebecca Hotchkiss on NBC soap Passions, is this year's ambassador for the City of Hope Cancer Center's Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer.

Anna Kournikova Denies Anorexia Claims
In recent months Anna Kournikova has appeared much thinner than usual, prompting people to suggest she may be suffering from anorexia. She has denied those claims, saying her dramatic weight loss is natural.

Kylie Minogue Emotional About Breast Cancer Ordeal
Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, 38, will speak about her breast cancer experiences and send a message to others going through the same thing on an upcoming interview on Sky One.

Pete Doherty Continues to Battle Heroin Addiction
Troubled Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty, 27, told a judge in court that he plans to get a Naltrexone implant in his abdomen. Doherty, who dated model Kate Moss, has openly used heroin and cocaine for years.

Actor and Comedian Red Buttons Dies at 87
Comedian and actor Red Buttons has died of vascular disease in Los Angeles at the age of 87. His most lauded role, for which he won the 1957 best supporting actor Oscar, was his portrayal of Airman Joe Kelly in the Marlon Brando film, Sayonara.

'Bewitched' Actress Kasey Rogers Dead at 80
Kasey Rogers, well known for her role as Louise Tate (wife of Larry Tate) on the tv show Bewitched has died of a stroke at the age of 80.

Beyonce Knowles Diet Secret: Granola Cereal
Beyonce Knowles says her diet and fitness secret is granola cereal.

LeAnn Rimes Recovering After Leg Surgery
LeAnn Rimes is recovering from surgery in Los Angeles. The country singer, 23, had surgery on her leg after a tissue tear became infected.

Elizabeth Taylor Enjoys Food Too Much
Elizabeth Taylor, 74, says she would never starve herself the way many other female celebrities do.

Syd Barrett, Co-Founder of Pink Floyd, Dies
Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett has died at him home in Cambridge, England.

Actress June Allyson Dies at 88
Actress June Allyson, 88, had died of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis at her home in Ojai, California.

Keith Richards Recovers, Talks about Coconut Tree
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones has announced his recovery after falling from a coconut tree in Fiji and undergoing brain surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

Billy Joel Doesn't Want to be AA Poster Boy
Billy Joel says he doesn't want to be a poster boy for sobriety since getting sober and going through AA in 2005.

Something Fishy About Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow talks about the food she ate during her battle with breast cancer.

Russell Crowe Welcomes Second Son
Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle Spencer welcomed second son Tennyson Spencer Crowe on Friday. Their first son, Charles Spencer Crowe, is two-and-a-half years old.

Luciano Pavarotti Treated for Pancreatic Cancer
Luciano Pavarotti, age 70, has undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer.

Kenneth Lay Dies of Heart Attack
Kenneth Lay, founder of Enron, died of a heart attack while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado.

Keira Knightley Denies Anorexia Claims
Keira Knightley is speaking out against talk that she is suffering from anorexia. The rumors started after she showed up at the Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest premiere looking slimmer than usual.

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