Nick Cannon has 'lupus-like' autoimmune disease
March 2nd, 2012
12:17 PM ET

Nick Cannon has 'lupus-like' autoimmune disease

Nick Cannon's staying strong through his health issues, which he's told People magazine are the result of a "lupus-like" autoimmune disease.

Cannon has been hospitalized twice this year, once for kidney issues and a second time when doctors found blood clots in his lungs. His physicians have warned him to slow down, and Cannon announced he was stepping down from his morning radio show to put his health first in February.

"The blood clot thing was probably the scariest because...I know people who have passed away from that," Cannon, 31, said. "I thought I was getting better, and then that happened, so that kind of came out of nowhere."

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Friday's Top Five: Superhero movies
March 2nd, 2012
12:01 PM ET

Friday's Top Five: Superhero movies

With Super Tuesday right around the corner, we could talk about memorable movie presidents or political thrillers.

Except I could use a break from politics, as I'm sure you could too, at this point.

So let’s discuss a somewhat related, if not slightly far-fetched, topic like superheroes. If you’re not willing to accept that the two are connected, let’s just agree that it’s a more fun use of the word "super."

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Matthew Perry, Phylicia Rashad land NBC pilots
March 2nd, 2012
10:41 AM ET

Matthew Perry, Phylicia Rashad land NBC pilots

Matthew Perry is among "Friends" once again.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the actor has landed a role in an NBC comedy pilot called "Go On," with former "Friends" producer Scott Silveri on board to write and executive produce.

Perry would star as a sportscaster who's attending mandatory therapy sessions to help him move past a personal tragedy, which let's us know this will likely provide some darker laughs.

In the meantime, Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable on NBC's seminal "The Cosby Show," is also returning to the Peacock Network with a drama pilot. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Rashad will portray the chief of surgery in "Do No Harm," a take on the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


Filed under: Celebrities • television
'Top Chef' winner on his best dish, the Bev drama and how he'll spend the cash
March 2nd, 2012
10:08 AM ET

'Top Chef' winner on his best dish, the Bev drama and how he'll spend the cash

Paul Qui torched the competition all season long on “Top Chef: Texas,” and on Wednesday the Austin native defeated Sarah Grueneberg for the coveted title of Top Chef.

And, sure, a title is nice, but he also got the $125,000 grand prize that comes with it (not to mention the imminent endorsement deals).

Our trusty “Top Chef” recapper chatted with Paul over the phone shortly after the finale to get the dish (get it?) on everything from the Beverly drama to the cast’s party habits. Even after racking up six figures and an express ticket to food fame, Paul sounded as cool as cucumber kimchee. And that’s exactly why we love him.

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'Awake' poses an intriguing mystery
March 2nd, 2012
09:32 AM ET

'Awake' poses an intriguing mystery

Thursday night's series premiere of "Awake" – which, like "New Girl" and "Smash," was also streamed online, as you can see below – left me with a similar reaction to the one I had after watching the preview of "Touch."

As with "Touch," there are lots of interesting elements in "Awake," but I wonder if a large network audience will stick around to unravel it.

For those who haven't seen all the promos, Jason Isaacs (best known as "Harry Potter's" Lucius Malfoy) plays a detective named Michael who got into a horrible car accident with his family.

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