Angelina Jolie had both her breasts removed and then recontructed because a genetic test determined she had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer.
“I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made,” she wrote. “My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
Angelina is 37, has 6 children who worried that she might die like thier grandmother in 2007.
“I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a ‘faulty’ gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer,” Angelina wrote. The reason she wrote about it... " “because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options.”
The problem for most women not as well off as Jolie, is that the tests in the US can cost $3,000.
She also emphasized “On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman,” she wrote. “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”
You have no idea how excited we were when we heard Netflix was re-starting Arrested Development for a new season. It was the funniest show on tv for 3 yrs, but nobody watched it. We we did.
Critics loved it. We loved it. And all 7 viewers loved it. But then people caught the show on Netflix, Hulu, and DVD after it went off the air. If you never watched it, CATCH UP! It's the most masterful comedy ever.
Here's the trailer for season 4 that starts May 26th.
Well, he speaks just a little english. But he's Dutch. He's a comedian. He does the set up to the impression in Dutch, then switches to english for the best Nicolas Cage impression. This cracked us up and amazed us.
(Spoiler Alert) Wanna know which character is killed on the finale of ABC's Nashville? Find out here.
"The Rachel". Jennifer Aniston's haircut that bewitched everyone in the 90's was created by a guy who was stoned out of his mind.
Chris McMillan, now 14 years clean and sober, says he was totally wasted (on what, he doesn't say) when he created that look.
For the record, Jennifer Aniston hates it! She calls it "the ugliest haircut" she'd ever seen.
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What guy would not fall for this? Hilarious.
Jim's sources tell him which character dies in the season finale of Nashville? Check out the possibilities after you see some clues. Answer revealed at the end so...
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