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Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' Williams Had Parkinson's

He praises 'famously kind' actor for support

(Newser) - Michael J. Fox says he was "stunned" to discover that his friend, supporter, and former prime-time rival Robin Williams also suffered from Parkinson's Disease . "Stunned to learn Robin had PD. Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis. A true friend; I wish him peace,... More »

16 Celebs' Pre-Fame Fast Food Commercials

Watch these famous actors hawk pizza, burgers, and tacos

(FOX News Magazine) - Much like the rest of us, Hollywood's hottest celebrities spent their formative years stuffing their faces with flame-broiled beef, Enchiritos, and double-cheeseburger pizza. Unlike us, however, those celebrities were stuffing their soon-to-be-recognizable faces for the good of their careers. Before they hit it big, beloved actors such as Michael... More »

5 Weirdest Things About the Golden Globes

The layout! The swearing! The random singing!

(Newser) - Last night's Golden Globes ceremony was filled with as many bizarre moments as you'd expect from an awards show fueled by alcohol. Today.com rounds up the head-scratchers that had people talking:
  • Worst management decision: the layout. Some of the winners appeared to be seated in Siberia. It
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Michael J. Fox: Matthew Broderick Almost Drove Me Out of Hollywood

He was always losing roles to Broderick, Fox recalls

(Newser) - Michael J. Fox was almost driven out of Hollywood and back to Canada, and it was partially thanks to Matthew Broderick, Fox revealed recently at the Casting Society of America's Artios Awards ceremony. "In 1982, I was desperate to have a job in LA. I owed money, and... More »

5 Longest Marriages in Hollywood

Bet you didn't know Denzel's been married 3 decades

(Newser) - Yes, even in Tinseltown, some relationships go the distance. ETOnline rounds up nine celebrity marriages that have done just that. A sampling:
  • Denzel and Pauletta Washington: 30 years
  • Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan: 25 years
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: 25 years
  • Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick: 25 years
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Fox: I Wouldn't Change Parkinson's Diagnosis

Actor talks to 'Rolling Stone' about 'Michael J. Fox Show,' more

(Newser) - During Michael J. Fox's Rolling Stone interview, the reporter sees firsthand the Parkinson's symptoms Fox struggles with: During one sit-down, the actor's face "still[s] into a blank mask," his speech slurs, his leg vibrates, his mind seems fuzzy. Later, as particularly intense symptoms hit him,... More »

Michael J. Fox: I Drank 'Heavily' After Diagnosis

Actor talks to Howard Stern about Parkinson's diagnosis

(Newser) - Just as he’s about to return to network television, Michael J. Fox is opening up about the demons he had to fight after his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Yesterday, the former Back To The Future and Family Ties star told Howard Stern he turned to alcohol in the... More »

Actors Who Played Teens When They Were How Old?!

'The Fonz' was actually ... 29

(Newser) - It's common knowledge that teenage characters in movies and TV shows are rarely played by actual teenagers. Fox News rounds up 62 notable cases, and reveals the ages of the actors in question. Click through for a sampling or check out the complete list . (Or click to read about... More »

9 Celeb Couples Who Fought Addiction Together

Stars who had their partners' support through a dark time

(Newser) - When these celebrities faced a struggle with addiction, their partners stood behind them. Wonderwall rounds up nine famous couples who weathered the storm together:
  • Melanie Griffith has been treated for substance abuse problems three times, two of them during her relationship with Antonio Banderas. She's written on her website
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Michael J. Fox: Why Taylor Swift Can't Date My Son

He doesn't seem to approve of her songwriting method

(Newser) - One of the best moments of the Golden Globes arguably came when Tina Fey warned Taylor Swift to keep her serial-dating paws off Michael J. Fox's son. Vulture caught up with Fox at a book party Wednesday and asked him about it. "Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody... More »

Modern Family, Homeland Win Big at the Emmys

Plus, wins for 'Veep,' 'Game Change,' 'Two and a Half Men'

(Newser) - And they're off! Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys with jokes about Honey Boo Boo and politics ("Being a Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at Glee."), and noted that this is the first year none of the four... More »

Michael J. Fox Returning to TV

New show expected next year

(Newser) - After years away from a starring role on the small screen, Michael J. Fox is planning a return to prime time. The Family Ties and Spin City star is working with Easy A director Will Gluck and Arrested Development writer Sam Laybourne on a single-camera sitcom launching next year, Vulture... More »

Celebs Who Hawked McD's Before They Got Famous

These commercials must be seen to be believed

(Newser) - Before there were Oscars or legendary sitcoms, there were apparently McDonald’s commercials for a number of actors. Huffington Post rounds up eight amazing commercials that must be seen to be believed, featuring everyone from Michael J. Fox to (our favorite) Jason Alexander. Watch a selection in the gallery or... More »

Marty McFly Shoes Sell for ... $37K

To British rapper Tinie Tempah

(Newser) - Quick, what’s the most you’re willing to pay for a pair of shoes? If you’re figure was less than five-digits long, then you can’t hope to hang with British rapper Tinie Tempah, who last night spent a whopping $37,500 for the first pair of “... More »

Back From the Future: Nike Releases Genuine Air Mags

1,500 pairs being auctioned on eBay for Parkinson's research

(Newser) - They're the most famous shoes never made—until now. They're the Nike Air Mags, the LED-covered high-tops Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future Part II. Now, as Gizmodo gushes , they can be yours for a limited time ... for the right price. Nike has made just 1,... More »

How 6 Celebs Got Their Names

There's no "J" anywhere in Michael J. Fox's real name

(Newser) - Ever wondered how celebrities choose their fake names? Well, Maxwell Yezpitelok has the answer—for six of them, at least—in Cracked :
  • Nicolas Cage: Nick Coppola was a fan of comic book character “Powerman”…but “since ‘Nick Powerman’ was clearly more awesome than he could handle,
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Michael J. Fox Gets a PhD

Actor awarded a doctorate for work on Parkinson's disease

(Newser) - Michael J. Fox will soon become Michael J. Fox, PhD. The Karolinska Institute—the Nobel Prize people—will award the actor an honorary doctorate for his philanthropic work toward finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. "I'm grateful to the Board of Research and to the Karolinska Institute for this... More »

James Earl Jones, Tom Hanks Top Most-Trusted List

Tiger Woods nowhere to be seen in latest Forbes rankings

(Newser) - The man who gave his voice to Darth Vader and the CNN tagline is the most trusted celebrity in America, according to a survey commissioned by Forbes . Tom Hanks came in second and Michael J. Fox third. Deadlist Catch host Mike Rowe came in fourth and Morgan Freeman fifth, based... More »

Ex-NBA Star Grant Battles Parkinson's

Retired forward hopes to help other early-onset sufferers

(Newser) - Retired NBA forward Brian Grant has gone public with his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, ESPN reports. The former player, whose career included stints with the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Miami Heat, said tests in January confirmed he had the disease. He decided to come forward now to... More »

Brit's Dancers Fired for Drugs

Also: Jamie Lynn goes country, more

(Newser) - Sean “Diddy” Combs tells the Huffington Post that, yes, that is the sound of the Notorious BIG receiving—ahem—oral sex during his Ready to Die track. “I think Big would be alright with it,” Combs said of his admission. Elsewhere:
  • Britney Spears’ “beyond strict” handlers
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