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In Monday's issue there was a story about Michael Douglas said that Val Kilmer is currently battling cancer and "things don't look too good for him."

Val Kilmer took to Facebook to address Michael Douglas' comments that he is battling oral cancer saying, "I have no cancer whatsoever."

In a post to Facebook on Tuesday, Kilmer said Douglas' statements were false.

"I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed," Kilmer wrote, explaining that he hadn't talked to his former co-star for nearly two years.

"The last time I spoke to him was almost two years ago when I asked him for a referral for a specialist to get a diagnosis for a lump in my throat," he explained. "I have no cancer whatsoever."

He went on to thank his fans for their support and said that he was being responsible for his health.

"I hope this puts to rest any further concerns about my health," Kilmer said. "Whatever led Michael Douglas to speculate about my health, he's a loving and devoted friend to privileged group of talent people around the world, and I'm sure he meant no harm."

I hope Kilmer is okay. I think he's a talented actor. I like his work. Check out the Shane Black movie "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" with Kilmer and pre-Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.; it's awesome!

Be Well,
Steve


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Mel Gibson gives advice to younger self, shares list of regrets on 'The Late Show'
Mel Gibson offered his younger self some sagely advice Tuesday during his apperance on The Late with Stephen Colbert.

In a segment titled Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars, Gibson and Colbert shared a blanket under the stars where the Lethal Weapon star was asked questions about life and his career.

"Is Mel short for Melvin?" Colbert asked to which Gibson replied, "No, it's short for mmm..."

When asked if he has any regrets when he looks back on his life, The 60-year-old noted "No, not one. They tend to come in clusters."

Gibson was then questioned about what he would tell his younger self. "Well, don't be so caught up in the little things, take advantage of all the gifts the world has to offer and live every day to the fullest," he said before concluding, "I'd also tell myself — my younger self — to shut the [expletive] up."

Gibson was featured on the late night show to promote his latest film, World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield. The film represents a comeback of sorts for Gibson whose career stalled in 2006 after he was arrested for driving under the influence and a recording was released of him making anti-Semitic remarks.


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"Best. Birthday. Everrrrr. Courtesy of my wife, buddy, and international spy, @blakelively...and a special shout out to our children for not ruining everything like they planned."
--Ryan Reynolds, celebrating his 40th birthday with wife Blake Lively, on Instagram


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Which singer and philanthropist was recently honored with Glamour's first Man of the Year Award?



Johnny Depp to co-star in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel
Johnny Depp has signed on to co-star in the sequel to this month's Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Scheduled to open Nov. 18, the J.K. Rowling-penned, fantasy flick features Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander. The first installment in the five-movie franchise is set in 1920s New York.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed the news of Depp's casting in the second movie Tuesday, but emphasized no details were available about who Depp will play.

The Pirates of the Caribbean icon will also have a brief cameo in the first installment of the Beasts series, the entertainment industry trade newspaper Variety said.


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Which singer and philanthropist was recently honored with Glamour's first Man of the Year Award?

The award, which has traditionally gone to influential and inspirational women, was given to U2 frontman and activist Bono on behalf of the work he has done as a global advocate for women.

"He's one of the most outspoken and effective advocates for women and girls I know," said Melinda Gates, who won the award in 2013. "As an activist, he's using those skills to get the world talking about the fact that ending extreme poverty begins with empowering women and girls."

"I'm sure I don't deserve it," Bono said of the honor. "But I'm grateful for this award as a chance to say the battle for gender equality can't be won unless men lead it along with women. We're largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions."

"[He] has sold 170 million albums and won 22 Grammys. What I admire most about him is his extraordinary talent for tackling problems that seem intractable -- and making mighty and measurable gains," said Christiane Amanpour, a journalist and 2005 award winner. "It's not every superstar (or, for that matter, statesman) who can bring about $100 billion in debt cancellation for 35 of the world's poorest countries, or persuade the U.S. government to pony up the largest contribution ever for lifesaving AIDS drugs in Africa, as President George W. Bush did in 2004."

Bono's most recent campaign, Poverty Is Sexist, is tasked with helping women who survive on less than $2 a day.

"Women bear the burdens of poverty," he said. "We can do much more than we think we can. Leaders are accountable to all of us. If they don't support women and girls, vote them out of office. To quote Nelson Mandela, 'It always seems impossible -- until it's done.'"

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