Samantha Who star Christina Applegate talked about her fight with breast cancer today on Good Morning America. The 36-year-old actress said, “Absolutely 100 percent clear and clean. It did not spread. They got everything out, so I’m definitely not going to die from breast cancer.”
Applegate, pictured above arriving at Good Morning America, revealed that she elected to have a double mastectomy three weeks ago even though her cancer was contained in one breast. Christina tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, which is linked to breast and ovarian cancer. This seemed like the best decision after watching her mother battle with the disease and then suffer from a recurrence years later. “I just wanted to kind of be rid of this whole thing for me,” she said. “This was the choice that I made, and it was a tough one.” She will have to undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months. Applegate described her emotional state by saying, “Sometimes, you know, I cry and sometimes I scream and I get really angry and I get really like, you know, into wallowing in self-pity sometimes. And I think that’s – it’s all part of healing, and anyone who’s going through it out there, it’s OK to cry. It’s OK to fall on the ground and just scream if you want to.”
This challenging experience inspired Christina to start a program to financially support woman at high risk for breast cancer and she’ll also appear in the TV special, Stand Up to Cancer, airing September 5th to raise money for cancer research. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Jennifer Lopez either has a great sense of humor or a completely diluted view of the world. According to a source from Good Morning American, it’s the latter. J.Lo, who talked about training for the 22nd Annual Malibu Triathlon during an appearance on the morning show yesterday, supposedly felt her athletic triumph was more newsworthy than “that swimmer,” eight-time gold medalist Michael Phelps.
The on-set source said, “She couldn’t come up with Phelps’ name, and then she yammered on about how she was the one training for a triathlon just six months after giving birth, and how that was the big story right now, not ‘the swimmer.’”
Or should we say the hottest? Scandalist brings you yet another round of photos from Chris Brown and Rihanna vacationing in Barbados, where the “non-couple” swam in crystal blue water, cruised on Jet Skis, frolicked on rafts, and rode banana boats with unidentified friends. Oh, did we mention that Rihanna looked bangin’ in her bikini the whole time? Enjoy these summertime pics while you can: We have a feeling the R&B stars have dried off and are heading back to the States to pick up some Moonmen at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7. Rihanna has been nominated for Best Female Video (Take A Bow) and Chris has been nominated for Best Male Video (With You) and Video of the Year (Forever). [Photos: Splash News Online]
British songstress, Lily Allen can add prizefighter to her resume. Allen is no stranger to partying, but the night usually ends with messy paparazzi shots of the singer unconscious and slung over a massive bodyguard. A braless Allen lived it up at London’s Groucho Club with outspoken TV presenter Miquita Oliver until almost midnight, then the duo strolled through Soho to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Things turned violent as they exited the Jazz club at 2:00am and a woman outside started to talk smack about the pop sensation. Lily decided actions speak louder than words and punched the woman three times. She only backed down after Oliver used colorful language to persuade her buddy to get in their car. We’ve all learned a very important lesson: Don’t mess with Lily Allen while she’s still sober enough to stand on her own two feet. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Talk about bringing home the gold! Beijing’s eight-time gold medalist, Michael Phelps, is rumored to be seeing two golden ladies: U.S. Swimmer Amanda Beard and British Fashion model Lily Donaldson. Donaldson is a top model and replaced Kate Moss as one of the faces for Burberry. He really can’t lose with either lady. In addition to being a world-class swimmer, Amanda has appeared on the sexy pages of Playboy. Before the 2004 Olympics, the charismatic 23-year-old said, “I haven’t got a girlfriend and I can’t do the kind of things all my friends are doing as college students.”
If the rumors are true (when would he have fit them both in?), then Phelps is making up for lost time. [Photos: Getty Images]
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Speaking with the New York Post’s PopWrap Blog this week, Lauren Conrad may have endeared herself to a whole new fan base — nerds. When asked what she watches on TV, she admits that she barely watched MTV before becoming one of its biggest stars, opting instead for watching the Discovery Channel. “I don’t think that counts, but it’s the only TV I watch. Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs, The Deadliest Catch. Lo and I are obsessed with Shark Week.” Who knew LC liked watching Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman blow things up and seeing Mike Rowe clean up vomit? Stars – they really are just like us. [Photo: Getty Images]
Despite the fact that the Jonas Brothers generate a lot of heat just being themselves, when they showed up yesterday to unveil their newly-sculpted wax alter egos at Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C., the only things melting were the fans. The figures were created to coincide with the release of the trio’s new album, Burnin’ Up and the fans showed up in droves to hug, cry on and flip out over them. In the gallery below, Nick Jonas gets all the love, while Joe Jonas poses politely and silently chastises his wax self for over-conditioning. [Photo: Getty Images]
Heidi Montag has released yet another song. We apologize in advance to your ears and your soul. [DListed]
Tori Spelling‘s boob job makes us ill. [Seriously? OMG]
Remember the best Intervention episode ever – the one with Allison the keyboard cleaner huffer – with these video homages. [BWE.tv]
Holy crap – the Jonas Brothers‘ new Texas mansion looks like something out a video game. It’s also big enough to house 23483958594069293095034 pairs of skinny jeans. [CelebSlam]
Jen Aniston‘s friends defend her against Big Mouth Mayer. [I'mNotObsessed]
Matthew McConaughey is obsessed with taking care of his son, but his baby-mamma wants to hire a nanny. Oh, the struggles of the very rich. [ICYDK]
The Olympics may be G-rated, but the athletes are not. Check out this Swedish crossbow star Sara Boberg – totally naked. NSFW, ya know. [WWTDD]
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Who said new parents don’t have time for romance? Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren left 9-week-old baby Honor Marie at home Friday night when they went out to see Tropic Thunder at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, CA. A source told Scandalist, “They were so cute. They held hands and Jessica put her head on Cash’s shoulder.” Then the couple texted on their cell phones while waiting for the movie to start and snuggled up to each other to take in the Ben Stiller flick, which, despite protests, raked in $26 million and was number one at the box office this weekend. Although Cash was a production assistant when he met Fantastic Four star Jessica on the set in 2004, Cash is no second banana. Jessica’s hubby heads up Verso Entertainment with Clippers point guard Baron Davis. The high school buddies also run online competition site ibeatyou.com. Jessica capped off the weekend by showing off her smokin’ hot post-baby body at the Alma awards on Sunday. [Photo:Getty]
Apparently, the TV execs over at G4 don’t have normal gag reflexes. In fact, they were probably the kids who would swirl around playground puke with a stick — for fun. Thanks to them, there’s Hurl!, a new show that gives prizes to people who vomit.
According to the G4 website, Hurl! is “inspired by the outrageousness found on the viral web.” Contestants are subjected to physical challenges after eating copious amounts of food like mac n’ cheese. What G4 overlooked is the fact that 100% of vomit-related outrageousness that’s popular on the web has to do with these two girls and this one cup they share, and we doubt there are any sickos out there wanting to masturbate to some basement-dwelling, 24-year-old dude spewing nine bologna sandwiches. But these people will be paid a cool sum of money for the physical discomfort and public humiliation they’re about to endure, right? Friends, top prize on Hurl Exclamation Point is $1000. TOP prize.