Tom Brokaw Diagnosed with Cancer, Feels 'Optimistic'

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Longtime NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. His doctors are reportedly optimistic about his prognosis.

Here is his full personal statement released on Tuesday:
“With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come.”
“I remain the luckiest guy I know.”
“I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.”

I’ve had about enough of you, cancer. Nope. Nope nope nope. Still not over Peter Jennings. Nope. [NBC]

Shia LaBeouf is apparently sitting in a room with a bag over his head.

Shia LaBeouf is sitting in a room in Los Angeles with a paper bag over his head. It’s part of his new #IAMSORRY art collaboration with Finnish performance artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö and a meta-modernist named Turner. And it’s…weird, to say the very least.
We’ll have a firsthand account of what happens when you enter the exhibit a little bit later, but the gist of it goes like this:
You are directed into a room where a woman is standing behind a table that has a bunch of objects on it, and she asks you to pick one. A pink ukulele, a Transformers toy, pieces of paper with tweets about Shia written on them, a whip, and a big bottle of Jack Daniels are just some of the objects you can choose from. It seems like a lot of the props are supposed to symbolize his acting career.
After you pick an object, you are then told to go behind a black curtain where Shia is sitting at a small table with a bag over his head. The paper bag reads, you guessed it, “I am not famous anymore.”
You sit across from him. He doesn’t speak to you, he barely smiles and he apparently looks at you the whole time.
Most people have noted that Shia either cries in front of them (single tears) or they can tell he has been crying before they walked into the room.

Ooh, a performance art piece where you sit in a room and let strangers come in and stare at you? How innovative and non-plagiarized. [E!]

The death of Nancy Motes (Julia Roberts‘s half-sister) was reportedly a suicide.

“It was definitely a suicide. She left a five-page suicide letter. The EMT found it,” a unnamed source told the New York Daily News on Wednesday afternoon.
Although the letter has not been released, the source said: “There were three pages of rantings that her sister drove her to do this. There was one page to her mom, telling her how much she loved her, and one page apologizing to (her fiancé John Dilbeck),” the source said.

So sad. [Radar]

  • Lorde posted a picture of herself without makeup. She looks like an adorable teen. [TooFab]
  • Miranda Kerr says she is NOT estranged from her parents, so quit making up weird stuff. [E!]
  • Taylor Swift apparently had something called a “haircut party” (!!!!!) and Harry Styles was there maybe. [E!]
  • Dakota Fanning “flaunted” “MAJOR CLEAVAGE.” [E!]
  • Jane Seymour shared her bikini body secrets. (The secret is “do everything in moderation and you decide the size you want to be and within 10 pounds stay there.”) [E!]
  • Oh em GEE Mobama‘s gown!!!!! [Yahoo]
  • Oh dear, Chris Kattan got a DUI? [JCH]
  • Lily Cole is going to play Helen of Troy in a stage show. [DigitalSpy]
  • Pat Suzuki! <3!

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