This is the last bit of news we want to hear after last week. Then, we reported on the improving medical condition of former Mayor Ed Koch. The 88-year-old statesman was hospitalized at New York Presbyterian/Columbia for reportedly having swollen ankles and liquid inside of his lungs. With positive ... More >>
Much of R&B has been devoted to negotiating the relationship between men and women, and Trey Songz has always been traditional in that regard. His new album, Chapter V is organized neatly into three sections. The first and longest section is a hedonistic celebration of the player lifestyle (note the ... More >>
On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>
Salt. Poor salt. Although studies have shown that it may or may not actually raise the risk of heart disease, it still gets a bad rap among nutritionists and politicians alike. But while that's unlikely to change anytime soon, there is a bit of good news for fans of the beleaguered seasoning. ... More >>
Scott Jorgenson, a Minneapolis man, has completed a 30-day stint of living inside The Mall Of America. Unfortunately for him, he didn't get to spend his days browsing the black light posters and fart machines Spencer's Gifts -- he lived inside a glass box and learned how to eat and live bette ... More >>
Liz Taylor, who is 78 now, has been hospitalized in L.A. for congestive heart failure, which she had surgery for in 2009. According to her publicist, "She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring. Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of ... More >>
I swear! My cute shtick about drinking Diet Coke every day is no longer terribly amusing. A new study says that people--and journalists--who do that have a 61% higher chance of a "vascular event."
Yeah, nobody saw this coming: The Daily News reports that "a Brooklyn man whose wife died of a heart attack after waiting more than 90 minutes for an ambulance during last month's blizzard" is filing a $20 million lawsuit against the city. Yes, the onslaught of post-blizzard litigation has begun!
The talented Melissa Leo is winning lots of awards for playing the big-haired, manipulative, and often destructive mother in The Fighter. The real-life woman she plays had a heart attack a few days ago, but she's rallying because she's that kind of survivor.
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A New Year's Eve fight in the Atlantic Terminal housing project on Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn cost 51-year-old Michael Ketter his life, police say. Suspect Angel Diaz, 26, surrendered to police on Sunday. Cops say Diaz punched Ketter and pushed him to the ground in the incident shortly before 11 p ... More >>
Dick Cheney Eating FruitThe former Vice President of the United States is now officially the robot he was always accused of being. A feature in the New York Times reveals new details of Dick Cheney's mechanical heart pump, which saved his life when it was installed in July. Skinnier, but stil ... More >>
Mario Batali is writing a vegetarian cookbook. He already hosts "Meatless Mondays" at all 14 of his restaurants, and limits himself to five meals with meat per week. [NY Daily News] Upmarket slushies are all the rage. Not only is a new food truck specializing in all natural shaved ices, but ... More >>
You know how scientists are always warning us that a glass of wine is fine, even good for you, but don't chug the whole bottle, even if it's clearly going to go bad and that's just wasteful? Well, actually, a group of French researchers have found that people who suck down half a bottle of wi ... More >>
The TV legend who can ask you what kind of tree you are and make you cry is here for the even longer haul. She's recovering from heart surgery and will no doubt be back on her feet and interviewing and lisping and cocktail partying just like before, if a tiny bit weatherbeaten by the experie ... More >>
The Indian yogi who claims to have not eaten a thing in 70 years baffled scientists who studied him for 15 days. The hope was that information gleaned could help soldiers survive without food and drink or save people trapped in natural disasters. [FOXNews] Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened i ... More >>
Oh Brazil, we love you so much. First you gave us Brazilians. And then you gave us that Gisele, what a charmer! Say what you will about models, but it was kinda funny when she had that tiff with Bridget Moynahan for saying that she considered Bridget's son her son, which of course pissed Brid ... More >>
The Mayor is a wily politician, who knows how to get the maximum bounce for health initiatives that don't cost him any political capital (or actual capital, for that matter), and make him look health conscious. We already know he's a total hypocrite, and doesn't follow his own advice. His ca ... More >>
A group of American and Italian scientists have put their resources and expertise to good use studying the long-term effects of Pecorino Romano cheese on human health. One usually thinks of formaggio as a fatty indulgence, but, apparently, the researchers have found that small amounts of the ... More >>
Anthony D. Marshall, who is awaiting sentencing for looting the estate of his Alzheimer's-afflicted 105-year-old mother Brooke Astor, is asking the court to dismiss his conviction on the most serious charge because he's too old and sick to serve the mandatory prison term. A number of his prom ... More >>
This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks, the user-generated blog-turned-book, will go on sale October 27, but you can pre-order it on Amazon now. Creators Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley have unveiled the book cover, above, which features the lauded doughnut burger... ... More >>
We hear paramedics were summoned, and he wasn't breathing when they got to his house. Cardiac arrest. 99 out of 100 celebrity watchers are thinking "drugs." But you know both Michael Jackson and you are older than you used to be, right? We doubt MJ's the type to watch his cholesterol. We know ever ... More >>
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