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Jennifer Aniston Cried for Angelina

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Rivalries, Rumors,

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston reportedly cried when she read about Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy.

The Horrible Bosses star - who split from Brad Pitt in January 2005, shortly before he started dating Angelina, his current fiancee - was deeply upset when she read how the actress had both breasts removed after finding out she had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer.

"She was moved beyond belief reading Angelina's story. It really took her by surprise how brave she is. To go through such a major thing for all her family has made Jen realize that regardless of how they hooked up, Angelina does really love Brad and [their six] kids. Sure, Jen got hurt when Brad left her and the pain dragged on for years, but she's so over it now, and wants to extend an olive branch to Angelina," a source told National Enquirer.

Jennifer, 44, has long been a campaigner for breast cancer awareness and has friends who have been affected by it, including singer Sheryl Crow, who had a lumpectomy in 2006, and Christina Applegate - who played the sister of her character Rachel in Friends - who had both her breasts removed as a preventative measure.

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Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy

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Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy.

The 37-year-old actress - whose mother Marcheline Bertrand died in 2007 after battling ovarian cancer - took the decision to have both of her breasts removed despite being healthy, as she has been found to have the BRCA1 cancer gene, giving her an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer.

Writing in the New York Times, Angelina said, "My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex. On April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved. During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work."

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Jane Fonda Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies,

Jane Fonda on Oprah

If you were one of the many viewers – like me – who saw on Oprah last month, you will probably be shocked to hear this news: the Oscar winner was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few weeks ago.

During that talk show appearance, the seemingly healthy 72-year-old talked about dancing daily with her boyfriend (music producer Richard Perry) and promoted her new workout videos. Now, she’s opening about her recent scare.

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Mix Tape: Billy Joel Tunes Hit Rock Band, T.I. Hit with Lawsuit

Billy Joel-Plan on purchasing Rock Band 3? Then you'll have the ability to download a number of Billy Joel's hits. This is the first time the singer is allowing his music to be used in a video game.

-"The Time," the first single from The Black Eyed Peas' upcoming album, can be heard online courtesy of will.i.am. The Beginning will be released on November 30.

-Country Strong's Gwyneth Paltrow will be performing the title song from her upcoming movie at the Country Music Awards. Vince Gill will join her for the November 10 gig.

-T.I.'s problems keep mounting. The rapper is being sued by a concert promoter for failing to show up at a "Welcome Back Party" that was thrown in his honor after his last jail release.

-Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett has revealed she has breast cancer. The 51-year-old, best known for the song "I Touch Myself," was already battling multiple sclerosis at the time of her diagnosis.

Christina Applegate Designs Jewelry to Raise Cancer Awareness

Christina Applegate has designed a necklace to raise money for charity.

The actress, who has successfully fought breast cancer, has teamed up jewelery designer Alex Woo to create a new pendant in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with the proceeds going to her Right Action for Women foundation.

“This piece reminds me so much of the roses I made out of ribbons for my friends and family while in the hospital. I am so grateful to Alex for creating such a beautiful piece to benefit Right Action for Women. Proceeds from the necklace will help women at high risk for breast cancer get the screenings and testing they need to beat this disease,” said Christina, who is pregnant with her first child.

The tree and branches within the pendant come in either gold and silver and represent balance, peace, harmony and the curves of a woman, while the seven leaves are designed to signify each day of the week, reminding women to live everyday to the fullest. The necklace can be purchased from alexwoo.com.

TV Talk: Pawn Stars Cashes In, Maura Tierney Returns to TV

Pawn Stars-People love sifting through old crap. Monday’s episodes of American Pickers and Pawn Stars broke audience records for the History Channel. Pawn‘s 5.9 million viewers was the network’s largest ever.

-Meanwhile, True Blood sucked up more viewers for its third season premiere. Sunday’s debut attracted 5.1 million viewers, up 38% from Season 2’s open. (That doesn’t count the additional 1.3 million who watched the 11:00 replay.)

-A cancer-free Andy Whitfield will begin preparations for Spartacus’ second season. Production on the show had been put on hold when Andy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

-Former ER star Maura Tierney is scheduled to star in ABC’s The Whole Truth. She was originally supposed to be part of NBC’s Parenthood, but had to drop out due to breast cancer treatments.

Actress Lynn Redgrave Loses Battle with Cancer

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Lynn Redgrave has died at 67 after a long battle with cancer. The Georgy Girl star - the sister of actress Vanessa Redgrave and aunt of - passed away at her Connecticut home on Sunday night.

The Oscar nominee’s close friend and family were with her to say goodbye.

“Our beloved mother Lynn passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer,” Redgrave’s children - Benjamin, Pema and Annabel Lucy - said in a statement. “She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our family asks for privacy through this difficult time.”

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Kylie Minogue Fronts Breast Cancer Campaign

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Kylie Minogue in breast cancer campaign

- who was diagnosed with breast cancer during her 2005 “Showgirl” tour - recently posed in just a silk sheet for acclaimed photographer Mario Testino. The pictures were taken for the launch of the new Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) campaign for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The campaign will see a range of specially created clothing sold in high street stories, including Marks and Spencer and Topshop, online and in designer collections over the next six weeks.

Speaking of her work for the charity, the 41-year-old said: “It means so much to be part of this year’s campaign for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. I wholeheartedly support their efforts to raise funds for the vital work undertaken by Breakthrough Breast Cancer.”

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Survivor: Palau’s Jennifer Lyon Dies at Age 37

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, News, Video,

Jennifer Lyon, a contestant on the 10th season of , passed away Tuesday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was only 37.

Although Survivor: Palau‘s fourth place-finisher noticed a lump in her breast prior to filming in 2004, Lyon and a doctor both wrote it off as possible scar tissue from her breast implants. It wasn’t until after the show’s finale in May 2005, that she went in for further diagnosis. It was then she discovered that the disease was already in Stage 3.

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Sesame Street’s Olivia Dies at Age 63

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Kids, PBS, News, Video,

Alaina Reed Hall, best remembered by grown-ups as Olivia Robinson on , died last Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 63 years old.

Hall, who worked on the PBS program between 1976-1988, passed away after a long battle with breast cancer.

Prior to her role as Gordon’s younger sister, Alaina starred in Broadway productions of Hair and . She later moved into primetime television during her years on the comedy 227.

No memorial information has yet been announced for the actress.

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