Kellie Pickler did tweet a heads up yesterday, saying, “It’s been a great life-changing day.” Followed by another message that read, “Be sure to watch “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning (Sept 5th). You won’t want to miss this!!!” So we knew something big was coming up, but what exactly, was anyone’e guess. And what emotional, amazing news it turned out to be, as you can see in the video above! Kellie sent a tape to the show of her shaving off her lovely blond hair, which she did in Nashville the day before GMA aired. No, this wasn’t a random, attention-grabbing segment in any way at all. Kellie did so to show support and empathy for her BFF (ever since they were kids), Summer Miller, was was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and starts her chemotherapy today. 35-year-old Miller’s like a “sister” to the singer, who said she wanted to show solidarity with her, as the treatment involves losing hair — so they’d both go through it together, with two shaved heads as opposed to one. Kellie also wanted to talk about cancer detection, and has stated to ABC News, “Cancer does not discriminate,” with Miller adding, “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it.” We couldn’t agree more, and we applaud Kellie for having so much love in her heart. And we’re sending Summer heaps of strength and our best wishes.
When the Today show teased that E!’s Giuliana Rancic had a big announcement this morning, it’s safe to say 99 percent of the viewers assumed she’d say her well-documented IVF treatments finally took and she was expecting her long-awaited baby.
Sadly, Rancic did not have happy news to share. She explained that before starting her third round of IVF, her doctor insisted on a mammogram. Rancic initially felt it was unnecessary but went in for the exam anyway. Unexpectedly, the test revealed that Rancic was in the early stages of breast cancer. “It was incredible instant sobbing, and it was like the world just crashed down around me,” she said of her initial reaction. “I couldn’t believe it, 36 years old, no family history.”
The red-carpet host and reality star will have surgery this week and begin six weeks of radiation, and she is expected to make a full recovery. As for the baby, she and husband Bill hope to continue their quest once Giuliana is healthy again.
Our best wishes to Giuliana for a quick recovery. [Source: The Clicker]
What a cover! Glamour Magazine’s October issue has Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys taking the reins in super-hot shots and a great interview to boot. The trio collaborated to help launch Five, a series of films about women and breast cancer set to air on Lifetime on October 10. Each of the three women have directed one segment each.
While the interview deals with their ideas about their short films (Jennifer’s is called Mia), it also delves into other subjects. Like why Jennifer has been wearing the same bikini for years! She explained, “And I’ll wear it for as many years as the strings still tie! Bathing suits now have so much hardware on them that they singe your skin. When you take your bikini off, it looks like you’ve been branded with crop circles and lightning bolts and words like Gucci!”
Demi — her film is called Charlotte — talks about her Twitter usage and her reasons for it, saying, “Originally, Ash and I were just playing, seeing what it did and what it meant… I saw Twitter as this opportunity to connect with people and actually show a side of myself that is much lighter. And all of a sudden people were getting to know me, and I was connecting with people. At its core Twitter is about sharing, and I think that in life we never feel better or more energized than when we’re giving to someone else.”
Alicia (her segment’s called Lili) talks about her family — son Egypt and husband Swizz Beatz and what a connected little unit they are. She revealed, “We’re such a bonded happy family, and I hope that we’ll always be able to be that. For me, the most important thing is that we always take the time to understand each other and grow together. We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring. Who wants to stay the damn same all their life?” Read the interview here for more insights on these three gorgeous women. We love that they’ve been styled so naturally too!
[Photo via Glamour]