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Kristen Johnston Opens Up About Lupus Diagnosis

December 19th, 2013 10:00pm EST
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Former "3rd Rock From The Sun" star Kristen Johnston has been diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder that makes it difficult for her to walk.
 
After consulting several doctors and spending months trying to determine the cause of her severe muscle weakness, she was finally diagnosed with "lupus myelitis."
 
On Tuesday, Johnston informed fans about her health crisis on Facebook. She wrote, "I've put this off as long as possible, but it's time for me to be upfront with you about something that's been going on with me...
 
"I've been really, really sick since early September. Full body musc...
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Kristen Johnston diagnosed with autoimmune disorder

December 19th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Actress Kristen Johnston has been diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder which has left her struggling to walk.

The 3rd Rock From the Sun star has spent months trying to discover the cause of severe muscle weakness which has affected her mobility, and after visiting a number of different doctors, she was finally diagnosed with "lupus myelitis".

Johnston took to her Facebook.com page on Tuesday (17Dec13) to tell her followers about her health crisis, writing, "I've put this off as long as possible, but it's time for me to be upfront with you about something that's been going on with me....
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Kristen Johnston Nearly Died From An Exploding Stomach

March 10th, 2012 11:00am EST
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Kristen Johnston has opened up about her exploding stomach medical crisis in a new book, which details her past battles with drugs and alcohol.

The former "3rd Rock From the Sun" star was appearing on London's West End stage in 2006 when years of abuse caught up with the actress and left her in so much pain she thought she would die.

Johnston chronicles the experience in new tome "Guts" and tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Imagine an overweight woman jumping up and down on your stomach... for hours! I've never had children, but I think it's the worst pain a human can experience and n...
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Kristen Johnston Opens Up About Her Substance Abuse

December 6th, 2011 2:33pm EST
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Actress Kristen Johnston has finally come clean about the drug and alcohol addiction issues which plagued her for years, revealing she forced herself to enter rehab after a stomach ulcer burst in 2006.

The 3rd Rock from the Sun star, 44, has opened up about her life-long struggles in her upcoming memoir Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster, in which she tells all about trying to quietly battle her demons on her own.

But Johnston had no choice but to turn to professionals to help her face up to substance abuse when her penchant for alcohol caused a stomach ulcer...
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Kristen Johnston: 'I Think Wrinkles Are Hot'

December 5th, 2011 3:35pm EST
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Actress Kristen Johnston had Botox injected in her forehead because an overdeveloped muscle constantly made her look "enraged".

The 3rd Rock from the Sun star had the procedure to correct the problem but insists she's now done with cosmetic surgery because she thinks it's sexy to age naturally.

She says, "I've had one shot. That's it. Because I actually have a muscle right here that overdevelops. I think wrinkles are hot.

"I think they are sexy, I mean, not like big, deep grooves. I love laugh lines. Anyway, I (only) got that done because it makes me look enraged."
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Report: "Octomom" Nadya Suleman And Kristen Johnston Face Off In In-Flight Fight

July 10th, 2011 2:15pm EDT
Nadya Suleman, Kristen Johnston | Photo Credits: Beck Starr/Film
The friendly skies were not so friendly Friday night when "Octomom" Nadya Suleman was confronted by 3rd Rock From the Sun star Kristen Johnston, TMZ reports.

Suleman, 34, and Johnston, 43, were on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles that was delayed more than two hours. Suleman's children — who appeared on the Today show with her Friday — were...

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Best Film & TV About Alien Invasions

August 17th, 2009 2:39pm EDT
X-Files
For centuries human beings have considered the world beyond Earth and wondered if there was life outside of what we know. There have been essays, books, movies, television, and plenty of conspiracy theories about the existence of aliens or extraterrestrial life.

In the past 50 years or so pop culture has been fascinated by this idea and what would happen if the alien nation found its way to our Earth. Would they be like Star Trek, some hostile and some friendly to humankind? Or would they be like Aliens and plan to tear the flesh off our bones?

With ABC bringing back a TV series abo...
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'Bride Wars' Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray April 28; Win It Here!

April 6th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Bride Wars
Two best friends become bitter rivals when their weddings are scheduled on the same day, place and time in the hilarious romantic comedy Bride Wars, walking down the aisle on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD April 28 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Oscar nominees Kate Hudson (Fool's Gold) and Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada), the former in her first role as Producer, star as Liv and Emma, lifelong friends who have always done everything together, including planning all the details of their dream weddings at the ultimate bridal destination - The Plaza Hotel.

Newly ...
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Kristen Johnston's Illness Robbed Her Of Hunger

January 7th, 2009 2:45pm EST
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Actress Kristen Johnston is struggling to gain weight again after a burst ulcer turned her skinny overnight - because the illness has robbed her of her hunger for food.

The 3rd Rock from the Sun star was last year forced to deny rumors she was suffering from an eating disorder, after she was photographed looking skinny, revealing she fell ill during a run on London's West End stage in Love Song and dropped 40 pounds in weight in a London hospital. Six months on, the statuesque star claims she's finding it impossible to bulk up to her former size, because she's never hungry.

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Kristen Johnston Bares All For PETA

November 19th, 2008 8:41am EST
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Kristen Johnston is showing off her slimline new look by stripping for a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals anti-cruelty ad. The former 3rd Rock From The Sun star appears nude on horseback in a racy Lady Godiva tribute as part of PETA's bid to put New York City's carriage horses out to pasture.

The ad is aimed at tourists, heading for Central Park for the holidays, who are tempted to take a carriage ride.

Johnston will debut the ad in Central Park on Thursday, and she's not alone in her support for the cause - other celebrities who support PETA's campaign to ban horse...
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Burst Ulcer Turns Kristen Johnston Into A Skinny Star

June 27th, 2008 5:24pm EDT
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Actress Kristen Johnston has slammed reports she's suffering from an eating disorder - blaming her skinny new frame on a burst stomach ulcer. Gossip columns and Internet bloggers went into overdrive earlier this month when the 40-year-old 3rd Rock From The Sun star was spotted at an event in New York appearing to be alarmingly thin.

But the statuesque star insists her drastic weight loss is the result of a nasty illness, and not an eating disorder.

She says, "I realize I am too skinny now, and I'm not comfortable with it... while I was doing a play (Love Song) on London's West End...
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Kristen Johnston Breaks Down On Stage

October 26th, 2007 3:09pm EDT
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3rd Rock From The Sun star Kristen Johnston shocked the audience at her New York play earlier this week by having a temper tantrum on stage after forgetting her lines. The 40-year-old was starring in The 24 Hour Plays at the American Airlines Theater when she had a mental blank and started swearing profusely. The audience screamed as she shouted, "What the f#*k is my line again? Oh s*#t."

A stagehand tells New York gossip column, PageSix, "She forgot literally every line. She looked mortified at first, but she turned it into a joke, and everyone was loving it."

The actress was t...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 20

September 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Asia Argento
Happy Birthday to "Marie Antoinette" actress Asia Argento (1975), "3rd Rock From the Sun" actress Kristen Johnston (1967), film and tv actor Robert Rusler (1965), "Hero" actress Maggie Cheung (1964), "Office Space" actor Gary Cole (1956), glass artist Dale Chihuly (1941), Italian actress Sophia Loren (1934), and "Zoolander" actress Anne Meara (1929).
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 20

September 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Asia Argento
Happy Birthday to "Marie Antoinette" actress Asia Argento (1975), "3rd Rock From the Sun" actress Kristen Johnston (1967), film and tv actor Robert Rusler (1965), "Hero" actress Maggie Cheung (1964), "Office Space" actor Gary Cole (1956), glass artist Dale Chihuly (1941), Italian actress Sophia Loren (1934), and "Zoolander" actress Anne Meara (1929).
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