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Q&A: Kevin Sorbo Conquers Herculean Health Struggles

October 31st, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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To audiences, Kevin Sorbo was a demi-God in the ‘90s TV hit, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” but off cameras the actor was fighting for his life. Few people knew that the now 53-year-old endured three strokes, which nearly destroyed his career as playing the strongest man on earth. After over a decade of hiding his struggles, Sorbo now bares all in his memoir, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal-and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life. In Sorbo’s first book, “Hercules” fans finally learn the truth behind his secret battles with his health and how he conquered them, all wh...
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Kevin Sorbo Reveals He Had An Aneurysm While Making 'Hercules'

October 3rd, 2011 8:36am EDT
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TV hunk Kevin Sorbo has opened up about a secret health battle he faced while shooting hit show "Hercules" - the actor suffered a series of strokes.

Sorbo suffered severe aches and pains during and immediately after intense work-outs as he was fighting to maintain his impressive physique for the show in the late 1990s, but doctors he visited on a press tour insisted his ailments were nothing to worry about.

Sorbo tells Neurology Now magazine, "At the time, I was promoting the feature film 'Kull the Conqueror.' I had several doctors on my publicity tour check me out, but they didn't believ...
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Everything Geeky: Onscreen Inaccuracy - Necessary or Needless?

June 30th, 2009 11:34am EDT
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I was recently flipping through channels on a quiet Sunday evening when the new show "Merlin" caught my eye. It was originally a British TV drama that did fairly well and premiered in the US on June 21. So far it's viewership isn't too bad and they even got a second season, but seriously? It's terrible. It's terrible in that awesome way where the plots are silly and the acting is somewhat ridiculous, but yet you can't help but keep watching. It has a certain badly budgeted charm that is a reminder of "Hercules: The Legendary Journey" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." Only it's lighter, fluffier...
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Pet Owners Turn To Film, Show Biz To Name Their Furry Friends

May 6th, 2008 12:38pm EDT
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Bambi...Cinderella...Tinkerbell -- all fictional characters from Disney films, and also some popular pooch names, according to research collected by nationwide pet insurance provider, PetFirst Healthcare.

"It seems to be an emerging trend for pet owners to give their furry friends a name that resembles a favorite automobile, favorite food or even favorite character," said Katie Grant, PetFirst vice president. "It's reassuring that owners associate their pets with their favorite things -- as, we hope, that translates into ensuring those pets receive the loving care and treatment they de...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 24

September 24th, 2007 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to Olympic gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm (1982), WWE star Stephanie McMahon (1976), Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan (1969), "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos (1962), "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo (1958), Morphine bassist Mark Sandman (1952; d. 1999), Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar (1951), "NewsRadio" star Phil Hartman (1948; d. 1998), "NYPD Blue" actor Gordon Clapp (1948), Gerry and the Pacemakers singer Gerry Marsden (1942), singer Linda McCartney (1941; d. 1998), "Muppets" creator Jim Henson (1936; d. 1990), and "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 24

September 24th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Nia Vardalos
Happy Birthday to Olympic gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm (1982), WWE star Stephanie McMahon (1976), Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan (1969), "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos (1962), "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo (1958), Morphine bassist Mark Sandman (1952; d. 1999), Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar (1951), "NewsRadio" star Phil Hartman (1948; d. 1998), "NYPD Blue" actor Gordon Clapp (1948), Gerry and the Pacemakers singer Gerry Marsden (1942), singer Linda McCartney (1941; d. 1998), "Muppets" creator Jim Henson (1936; d. 1990), and "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott...
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