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Dr. Drew reveals his battle with prostate cancer

Dr. Drew Pinsky says he had his prostate removed earlier this year after discovering he had cancer.

The host of HLN’s Dr. Drew on Call wrote Tuesday on the network’s site that he returned to work in 10 days after having a robotic prostatectomy in July. READ FULL STORY

Billy Connolly treated for prostate cancer

Representatives of Scottish actor Billy Connolly say he has had surgery for the early stages of prostate cancer and is also receiving treatment for the initial symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

The statement says the 70-year-old star is “fully recovered” from prostate surgery in the United States. He is expected to continue his film and TV work, which has recently included a role in The Hobbit films.

Connolly started his show business career as a folk singer and later made his reputation as a stand-up comic.

His role in the 1997 film Mrs. Brown opposite Judi Dench brought international recognition.

Dr. Oz rushes to scene after taxi jumps curb in NY

After a yellow cab jumped the curb and struck a New York City pedestrian, Dr. Oz was there.

Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz heard the accident Tuesday morning outside Rockefeller Center and rushed to the scene to help out. The studio where he tapes his syndicated talk show is nearby.

Oz says in a statement that emergency medical crews were already treating the injured woman who had a bad leg wound. He says a good Samaritan made a tourniquet out of a belt for the woman.

The fire department said the woman was hospitalized. Another victim suffered minor injuries and refused treatment.

Former 'Bachelor' contestant Gia Allemand hospitalized in critical condition

UPDATE: Gia Allemand dies at age 29

ORIGINAL POST: Gia Allemand, best known for trying to win Jake Pavelka’s heart on the 14th season of ABC’s The Bachelor, has been admitted to a New Orleans hospital. The 29-year-old reality star is in critical condition “following a serious emergency medical event” that occurred Monday night, according to a statement released by her publicist and quoted by People.

No further information or updates about Allemand’s condition have been given.

After coming in third on her Bachelor season, Allemand joined the cast of Bachelor Pad, another arm of the franchise on ABC. She currently works as a fitness instructor in Metairie, La.

Usher's son released from hospital

Usher’s son, Usher Raymond V, has been released from the hospital after a stint in the ICU, reports People.

The 5-year-old was hospitalized after almost drowning in the singer’s pool on Aug. 5. The child’s arm became stuck in a pool drain after attempting to reclaim a toy.

Usher Raymond V is the singer’s eldest son with ex-wife Tameka Foster. The couple have another son together, 4-year-old Naviyd. Usher has full custody of his children after an acrimonious legal battle with Foster. Though Foster requested an emergency custody hearing following the pool incident, the case was dismissed.

Michael Jackson trial fills in what 'This Is It' movie didn't show

Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, This Is It. Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated comeback tour.

Now, those same sessions are being replayed for a new audience: jurors in a case filed by Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, claiming concert promoter AEG Live should be held liable for his untimely death in June 2009.

Through testimony and evidence, the panel has seen a very different picture of Jackson — one framed by descriptions such as “skeletal,” “lost,” absent from rehearsals and unable to perform songs that made him a superstar.

In a darkened courtroom, and in stark contrast, the jurors have also seen clips of the concert film — visibly captivated by Jackson’s smooth moves and easy vocals as he prepared for his This Is It tour in yet another indicator of the enduring allure of the so-called “King of Pop.”

AEG Live’s lawyers have used the film to point to the flashes of brilliance in Jackson’s final rehearsals as proof that its executives could not have known the singer would soon die.

But Katherine Jackson’s attorneys have played the footage juxtaposed to video of her son spinning and Moonwalking in younger years in an attempt to show that his skills were diminished and the film was selectively edited.

Chris Brown suffers seizure, cites 'nonstop negativity' as the cause

Chris Brown’s reps confirmed reports late Friday that the singer suffered a seizure earlier that day at a Los Angeles recording studio.

“Chris suffered a nonepileptic seizure (NES),” Brown’s rep said in a statement. “His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity.”

Earlier this week, Brown said he might retire from the music business after his next album following a hit-and-run case that threatened his probation stemming from his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Amanda Bynes deemed 'gravely disabled,' judge extends psychiatric hold -- REPORT

Amanda Bynes’ psychiatric hold has been extended for 30 days, according to TMZ. Bynes underwent a series of dramatic (and very public) episodes in recent months before being involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital two weeks ago. Doctors evaluating the actress told judges she is “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder” in their recommendation for the extension. According to TMZ’s sources, the judge overseeing the case visited Bynes at the medical facility and granted doctors’ request.

The 27-year-old former child star was scheduled to attend a court hearing this morning to determine whether she’d be placed under a conservatorship overseen by her parents. The evaluation will rule out that possibility, but Bynes’ parents can still pursue a temporary conservatorship that would grant them financial control over their daughter.

At time of press, EW was unable to contact Bynes.

Dustin Hoffman treated for cancer

Dustin Hoffman has been successfully treated for cancer, his rep told People exclusively.

“It was detected early and he has been surgically cured,” rep Jodi Gottlieb said. “Dustin is feeling great and is in good health.”

The Oscar-winning actor will continue to monitor his health, with preventative treatments that have been recommended by his doctor. More details about his illness have not been released.

Hoffman recently had his directorial debut with Quartet, just wrapped on Chef, and will begin the movie version of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot later this year — indicating that the illness didn’t slow him down in the slightest.

Elton John recovering after having appendix out

Elton John is recovering after an operation to remove his appendix.

The musician’s publicist says John had the surgery last week at Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco, near his home in the south of France.

Last month the musician canceled a series of shows as he was treated for an inflamed appendix and surrounding abscess.

He said at the time that his infected appendix had been “a ticking time bomb.”

He was treated with antibiotics and his publicist said Monday the appendix has been removed.

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