Two-time Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner revealed Monday that she’s been in remission from cancer, which also claimed the life of her late husband, director Bruce Paltrow.
The 79-year-old actor, who is the mother of Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, told People magazine she has battled a rare oral cancer since 2018. That’s when the “Meet the Fockers” and “Will & Grace” star said she was diagnosed with the cancer, which develops in the salivary glands, after she had been “feeling very woozy,” was “forgetting everything” and felt a lump in her neck right next to where her husband had found one in 1999.
“Everyone is touched by cancer in some way, but it’s unusual for a couple to have the same cancer,” Danner told People. “I remember I looked up at heaven and said to Bruce, ‘Are you lonely up there?’ ... It’s a sneaky disease. But I’m fine and dandy now. And I’m lucky to be alive.”
Danner said she underwent surgery, alternative treatments, chemotherapy and radiation to abate the disease. Doctors fully removed the cancerous tissue with surgery in 2020.
ATLANTA — Todd and Julie Chrisley were driven by greed as they engaged in an extensive bank fraud scheme and then hid their wealth from tax authorities while flaunting their lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors said, arguing the reality television stars should receive lengthy prison sentences.
The Chrisleys gained fame with their show “Chrisley Knows Best,” which follows their tight-knit, boisterous family. They were found guilty on federal charges and are set to be sentenced in a hearing that begins Monday and is likely to extend into Tuesday.
Using a process to calculate a sentencing guideline ranges, the upper end is nearly 22 years for Todd Chrisley and 12-1/2 years for Julie Chrisley. The couple should also be ordered to pay restitution.
“The jury's unanimous verdict sets the record straight,” prosecutors wrote. “(The Chrisleys) are career swindlers who have made a living by jumping from one fraud scheme to another, lying to banks, stiffing vendors, and evading taxes at every corner.”
The Chrisleys disagree with the government's guideline calculations, with Todd Chrisley's lawyers saying he should not face more than nine years, and Julie Chrisley's lawyers saying probation would be enough for her.
The Chrisleys have three children together, including a 16-year-old and a 10-year-old son from Todd Chrisley's prior marriage. Julie Chrisley is the primary caregiver to her ailing mother-in-law, the filing says.
An archive of more than 40 letters a lovesick teenage Bob Dylan wrote to a high school girlfriend in the late 1950s sold this week for nearly $670 million at auction.
Livraria Lello, a renowned bookshop in Portugal, acquired the more than 150-page haul. The store plans to make the entire archive available for scholars and fans.
The letters — which were written between 1957 and 1959 — are described as “an unprecedented archive of love letters from the teenage troubadour.”
The love letters offer unique insights into the early days of one of the most important figures in American popular culture.
Every letter is accompanied by its original mailing envelope, and nearly all are signed “Bob” on the flap.
LOS ANGELES — Aaron Carter's former manager has shed some light on the late singer's "nightmare" relationship with haters on social media.
Taylor Helgeson said that cyberbullying "did a number" on the late singer.
"It was nonstop. It was so relentless," he told Page Six.
Carter, who was open about his mental health struggles, shared in 2019 that he was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. And online detractors didn't help his situation.
"I wouldn't go as far as to blame that entirely (for Carter's death), but I watched that break him down over a long period of time," Helgeson added.
Carter felt support and love from fans, but the hate "hurt him a lot."
Helgeson, who previously told Page Six that the singer "looked extremely tired" before his death, also touched on the singer's complex relationship with older brother and Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter.
The younger Carter intended to build bridges after his public feud with Nick, but wasn't sure when.
"(Carter) said, 'When the time is right, we will figure this out,'" Helgeson recalled.
After dating for nearly two years — and countless headlines about their relationship — Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are reportedly “taking a break,” People reported Friday.
Styles and Wilde have been dating since he starred in her recent film, “Don’t Worry Darling,” following Wilde’s breakup from fellow actor Jason Sudeikis.
One friend told the magazine that “they have different priorities that are keeping them apart,” while another source called it “a very amicable decision.”
From combined wire services