Val Kilmer admits having a 'healing of cancer'

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Teachers snag "Hamilton" tickets for history students Hollywood's art-lovers came out to fete Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala Hollywood's art-lovers came out to fete Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala Val Kilmer admits having a'healing of cancer' Val Kilmer has confirmed he had a "healing of cancer." Doing a Reddit AMA last week, the 57-year-old actor was asked about the story behind Michael Douglas' comment last November that Kilmer was "dealing with exactly what I had." What Douglas had was oral cancer, which he had battled publicly. However, when the "Wall Street" actor made that comment in late 2016 about his "Ghost and the Darkness" costar, Kilmer had called Douglas "misinformed" and said only that he'd had a lump in his throat. Douglas "was probably trying to help me cause press probably asked where I was these days, and I did have a healing of cancer, but my tongue is still swollen altho healing all the time," the "Tombstone" actor said.


Oliver Stone to interview Vladimir Putin for four-hour Showtime documentary

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Teachers snag "Hamilton" tickets for history students Hollywood's art-lovers came out to fete Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala Hollywood's art-lovers came out to fete Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala Interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin, conducted by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, will air in a four-hour documentary that is set to air on Showtime on four consecutive nights beginning June 12. "The Putin Interviews" is culled from a series of a dozen interviews conducted by Stone with assistance from producer Fernando Sulichin. The most recent interview was recorded in February, after the U.S. election and President Trump's inauguration. The film will touch on allegations of Russian interference in the presidential election, the Kremlin's role in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the increasingly adversarial relationship between the United States and Russia, Showtime said in a news release. "If Vladimir Putin is indeed the great enemy of the United States, then at least we should try to understand him," Stone said in the announcement.


TNT's 'The Last Ship' goes on hiatus while star Eric Dane deals with depression

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Teachers snag "Hamilton" tickets for history students Hollywood's art-lovers came out to fete Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala Hollywood's art-lovers came out to fete Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala TNT's'The Last Ship' goes on hiatus while star Eric Dane deals with depression Actor Eric Dane is battling depression, and he's taking time off to manage it. "The Last Ship" star, best known as Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan from "Grey's Anatomy," is taking a break from his TNT naval drama to deal with "personal issues." "Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues," his representative said in a statement to The Times. "He suffers from depression and has asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request." Production has been shut down temporarily, and Dane, 44, "looks forward to returning" to work, the representative said.


A star is born: Tim McGraw turns 50 today

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Teachers snag "Hamilton" tickets for history students Hollywood's art-lovers came out to fete Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala Hollywood's art-lovers came out to fete Jeff Koons at the MOCA gala But nobody's going to buy a record if they don't believe that you believe what you're singing. People believe me; that's what I think I bring to my music. I sing songs that say what I would say if I was in that position.


Thousands of drag lovers flock to RuPaul's DragCon at L.A. Convention Center

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'Hamilton' L.A. tickets go on sale Sunday, at long last'Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae has bone cancer Caitlyn Jenner memoir creates a new rift in the family Chris Soules' lawyers: Don't prejudge'Bachelor' alum A new Haim LP is on the way (and a new video's here) 'Hamilton' L.A. tickets go on sale Sunday, at long last'Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae has bone cancer A new Haim LP is on the way (and a new video's here) Over the weekend, nearly 40,000 LGBTQ-friendly people and lovers of drag descended upon the Los Angeles Convention Center for RuPaul's DragCon. In its third year, the celebration of "the art of drag, queer culture and self-expression for all" featured panel discussions, drag "herstory" sessions, and fashion and makeup workshops for men and women. One of the most attended panels of the weekend was titled "What Is Drag in Trump's America?," hosted by the new purveyors of scathing political takes, Teen Vogue. It featured the outspoken Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara and Alaska, standout and fan favorites from "RuPaul's Drag Race" -- which, in its ninth season, moved from Logo TV to VH1 this year. One of this year's additions was the Kid Zone, an area dedicated to drag's youngest fans.