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ROBIN ROBERTS REVEALS SHE HAS BONE CANCER

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts disclosed on the show this morning (Monday) that she has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). “I received my MDS diagnosis on the very day that Good Morning America finally beat the Today show for the first time in 16 years. Talk about […]

WHERE IS AARON BARNHART?

April 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Aaron Barnhart, an influential TV critic with the Kansas City Star, has not written his column, “The TV Barn,” for the newspaper since December and has not posted on his Facebook page since January prompting colleagues to express concern about his health. Jim Romanesko, the longtime media blogger, commented today, “The Star, which normally leaks […]

CBS’S BOB SCHIEFFER LAYS INTO HERMAN CAIN

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer departed from his usual neutral-interviewer role on Sunday to lecture Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain about a scene in his current campaign ad in which his chief of staff, Mark Block, is seen taking a drag on a cigarette and exhaling the smoke at the camera. Cain is then […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: 50/50

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

50/50 are the odds of surviving a rare form of cancer that the main character in the movie with those odds in the title is diagnosed with. It’s loosely based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s personal experiences. Given its premise the odds of its being praised by critics were probably a lot lower than those in […]

FAMED PRODUCER LAURA ZISKIN LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER AT AGE 61

June 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Spider-Man and Pretty Woman producer Laura Ziskin has lost a seven-year battle against breast cancer. A founder of the advocacy group Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C), Ziskin had helped raise millions of dollars to support cancer research and to bring together scientists who had been studying the various forms of cancer to share their information. […]

WILL “SMOKING GUN” BE FOUND IN NEWS CORP EMAIL?

January 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Supposedly lost internal email messages among editors and reporters working for News International, the division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp that oversees its British newspaper and TV news operations, may throw new light on allegations of telephone hacking activities by the company’s Sunday tabloid, News of the World, the London Independent reported today (Monday). During […]