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Kristen Johnston diagnosed with Lupus

Kristen Johnston, best known for her role on 3rd Rock From the Sun, has been diagnosed with lupus. Her symptoms from the auto-immune disease have disrupted her regular appearances on TV Land’s The Exes.

The actress announced her diagnosis through a lengthy note on her Facebook page Tuesday afternoon. “This is how, after 4 months & 17 Drs (no lie) I’ve FINALLY been diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder,” Johnston wrote. “Meaning my immune system has decided to go rogue and attack my muscles.”

Johnston, who plays Holly Franklin on The Exes, took a break from filming in order to complete two week-long treatments at The Mayo Clinic. She has been suffering from such chronic “full body muscle weakness” that it has made it difficult for her to walk.

But the actress assured her fans that her absence from the show won’t be for long. “The good news: I’m finally on the right treatment, feeling better & back at work!” Johnston continued. She will appear on The Exes‘ Christmas special episode Friday.

Johnston is best known for her role as Sally Solomon in 3rd Rock From the Sun and as a memorable party girl Lexi Featherston on Sex and the City.

Susan Boyle reveals Asperger's diagnosis

Singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism – and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition.

Boyle told the Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago, who told her she had Asperger’s and an above-average IQ. READ FULL STORY

Actor Frankie Muniz suffers another 'mini-stroke'

Former Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz revealed that he had recently suffered yet another “mini-stroke.”

The 27-year-old former child star tweeted about the incident on Monday. “Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke. Hopefully that will be the last. Miserable.” wrote Muniz.

Muniz was hospitalized last year for a mini-stroke, a term used to describe a tangent ischemic attack (TIA) when blood temporarily stops reaching the brain.

The actor-turned-musician later told People, “I felt like I was getting stabbed in the head— the worst headache you could ever think of. I couldn’t see anything.”

Muniz turns 28 on Dec. 5 and is currently pursuing music as a drummer for the band Kingsfoil.

Giada De Laurentiis cuts her finger during Food Network Thanksgiving special -- PHOTO

Saturday’s Thanksgiving Live special on the Food Network ended up serving as a public service announcement: Try not to cut your finger while cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Giada De Laurentiis accidentally sliced her finger during the live special, and she posted the gnarly evidence on Instagram:

Amanda Bynes ruled mentally competent for DUI trial

A California judge has ruled that Amanda Bynes is mentally competent to stand trial for her DUI case, People reports.

The Easy A actress was set to appear in court on September regarding her April 2012 DUI arrest in West Hollywood. The proceedings were put on hold when her attorney, Richard Hutton, claimed that Bynes was mentally unstable to stand trial.  The case was transferred to a mental health court, where a judge ruled on Wednesday that she is mentally competent.

Bynes was placed under psychiatric hold following an incident where she started a small fire in a resident’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif in July.  In August, her stay at the psychiatric hold was extended after doctors evaluated the actress and told judges she is “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder.”

Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer

The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman revealed he has been treated for skin cancer and shared a selfie showing his bandaged nose.

“Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!” he wrote on Instagram, referring to his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.

The 45-year-old Oscar-nominated Jackman said he had a basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that is rarely fatal. The note he posted early Friday didn’t say when his medical treatment took place. READ FULL STORY

Jake Gyllenhaal hospitalized after punching a mirror on set

Jake Gyllenhaal was sent to the emergency room with an injured hand Wednesday morning after punching a mirror on set, People reports. While filming an intense scene on Nightcrawler‘s Los Angeles set, the 32-year-old actor wounded his hand so badly that he had to be taken to a nearby hospital, a source told the magazine.

“The scene was emotionally charged and his character was talking into a mirror and he got so into it, he banged his hands against the mirror and it broke and cut him,” the source said. “It was all the scene and not because he was mad about anything else.”

Gyllenhaal returned to set Thursday.

Zac Efron breaks his jaw

Zac Efron’s beautiful face has been slightly damaged. The actor slipped in a puddle of water outside his Hollywood home and broke his jaw, also suffering a gash that required stitches, People reports. Efron’s mouth is now wired shut.

The 26-year-old heartthrob, best known for his work in the High School Musical films, recently completed a stint in rehab, but appeared to be doing well in his recovery. Last month, the actor celebrated his birthday playing golf with friends.

Promotional appearances for Efron’s upcoming film That Awkward Moment, co-starring Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, have been put on hold. Efron can be seen later this year in Neighbors with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne.

Cirque du Soleil performer injured in Las Vegas fall

A Cirque du Soleil performer remains hospitalized after a fall during a show Friday night at the Aria resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The performance company issued a statement Saturday saying the male artist was appearing in the “Wheel of Death” act during the 7 p.m. performance of Zarkana when he slipped and fell off the wheel.

The act features two people who perform high-risk feats atop and inside a pair of spinning wheels rotating high above the stage, including rope skipping and jumps.

The company says the show was halted and the performer was taken to University Medical Center, where he was in stable condition and expected to be discharged in the next few days.

The company says it has a policy of not releasing performer’s names.

The accident occurred four months after a Cirque du Soleil acrobat died in a fall during a performance of the show Ka at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Tom Hanks: I have type 2 diabetes

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks revealed last night that he has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

“I went to the doctor and he said, ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated. You’ve got type 2 diabetes, young man,” the 57-year-old actor told David Letterman on the Late Show Monday

“My doctor said, ‘If you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school you will essentially be completely healthy and will not have Type 2 diabetes,'” Hanks continued. “And I said, ‘Well, I’m gonna have Type 2 diabetes, ’cause there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school.'” Hanks then added that as a teen, he weighed just 96 pounds. READ FULL STORY

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