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Celebrities Who Have Had Double Mastectomies

November 5th, 2012 11:00am EST
Celebrities Who Have Had Double Mastectomies
It's always shocking when a celebrity reveals he or she has battled a major health crisis. Angelina Jolie revealed in a 2012 article in The New York Times that she had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.

Doctors told the actress she carried the "faulty" gene BRCA1 and had an 87 percent risk of developing the disease. Jolie's mother died at age 56 from ovarian cancer.

Check out other stars who have undergone the procedure...

In November 2012, Sharon Osbourne told Hello! magazine that she voluntarily had a double mastectomy. The "America's Got Talent" star battled colon canc...
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Montel Williams: Jack Osbourne Is A True Inspiration

June 24th, 2012 6:31pm EDT
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Former TV host Montel Williams has heaped praise on fellow multiple sclerosis sufferer Jack Osbourne, urging fans to show their support to the new dad, who announced he has the muscular disease last weekend.

Williams reveals he has been talking to the reality TV action man and his manager/mother Sharon in recent weeks after learning of Osbourne's medical issues, and he insists the young Brit is a "true inspiration."

Taking to his Facebook.com page on Friday, Williams wrote, "I just want to publicly share with everyone the respect I have for Jack Osbourne's decision to go public with his M...
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Montel Williams Signs On As Consultant For Medical Marijuana Dispensary

June 14th, 2011 11:20pm EDT
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Beloved former talk show host Montel Williams has accepted a job as a consultant with a medical marijuana dispensary in California.

The TV personality is hoping his involvement will help give the state's marijuana industry a boost and encourage others to go about business in a professional manner.

At a press conference in Sacramento on Monday, Williams announced his plans to work with bosses at the Albatin Wellness Cooperative, telling reporters, "We want to provide safe access for patients... and I want this to be some place your mother and father could see themselves walk into."

Willia...
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Montel Williams' Pot Pipe Citation Dismissed

April 13th, 2011 11:49am EDT
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A judge in Wisconsin has dismissed a citation against TV host Montel Williams after he was fined for possessing drug paraphernalia for carrying a pipe through an airport.

The star was handed a $484 ticket back in January when Sheriff's deputies at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee found him with a pipe commonly associated with smoking pot.

Williams, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is a medical marijuana activist, paid the fine, but disputed the citation and the case went to court on Tuesday.

The hearing in Milwaukee lasted less than a minute as Circuit Judge J...
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Montel Williams Owes The IRS $1 Million

January 17th, 2011 9:12am EST
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Talk show host Montel Williams is in trouble with tax officials after allegedly failing to hand over $1 million in payments.

The TV personality has been hit with a federal tax lien by bosses at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in connection with his 2008 and 2009 individual tax returns.

According to the papers, filed with the New York City Register and obtained by TheSmokingGun.com, Williams and his wife, Tara, owe payments totalling $1.04 million for the two-year period.
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Montel Williams Cited After Drug Pipe Found During Airport Search

January 5th, 2011 8:32am EST
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Talk show host Montel Williams has been cited for possessing drug paraphernalia after a pipe was discovered in his luggage at an airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The TV personality, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is a medical marijuana activist, was at a security checkpoint at the General Mitchell International Airport on Tuesday when staff found a pipe commonly associated with smoking pot.

The host paid a $484 citation before being released to continue his journey, according to the Milwaukee County sheriff's office.

The 54 year old has admitted he uses marijuana to relieve the ...
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Prism Awards Honor 'Walk the Line,' 'Without a Trace' & More for Accurately Depicting Drug Abuse

April 28th, 2006 3:19pm EDT
Walk the Line
Walk the Line took top honors at the 10th annual Prism Awards on Thursday. The awards were presented by the Entertainment Industries Council in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health for works the groups believe do the best job of accurately portraying drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse.

Walk the Line, about Johnny Cash's music career, won for best drama. Neal Baer, the executive producer of the TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, won a leadership and inspiration award. Brad Paisley's hit song "...
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