You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Celebrities

  • Brooks to finally go digital
    Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally on his own website in the next few weeks.
  • O’Donnell returns to ‘View’ table
    Rosie O’Donnell will return to ABC’s “The View” this September for a most unexpected second act. ABC announced Thursday on Twitter that O’Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the nearly empty couch at the daytime chatfest.
  • Website apologizes to Clooney
    The British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancée’s mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds – a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible.
Advertisement
People in the news

Harper diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

Valerie Harper, who played Rhoda Morgenstern on TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff, “Rhoda,” has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

People magazine reported on its website Wednesday that the 73-year-old actress received the news Jan. 15. Tests revealed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. The report says Harper’s doctors have said she has as little as three months to live.

“I don’t think of dying,” Harper told the magazine in a cover interview. “I think of being here now.”

In recent years, Harper had guest roles on several TV series, and in 2010, she was back on Broadway playing Tallulah Bankhead, a flamboyant star from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

In January, Harper published a new memoir, “I, Rhoda.”

– Associated Press

Advertisement