Dancing With the Stars co-host reveals cancer diagnosis

Published: Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 3:40 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 3:40 PM

We’re used to hearing Dancing With the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet ask contestants how they feel, but now is the time for her to share her feelings. Today, the 41-year-old mother of four shared with her ModernMom readers that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

As Brooke revealed in a video posted on November 8, this started with a regular physical from her doctor. She had a biopsy done several months ago and they found a nodule on her thyroid. She's gone through a lot of tests, research and second opinions. "I got my results back and they were not good,” Brooke said. “I need to have thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy. Which means I'm going to have a nice big scar right here across my neck." She illustrated with a horizontal motion around her neck. It's going to be pretty much dead center, she said.

"I didn't want anybody to read about it and get the wrong idea or think that I'm sick, because I'm not. I feel really good and I've actually — I've never felt better. That's what's so crazy about this whole thing." She’s booked her surgery and it's taken her a couple of months to wrap her head around it. "Doctors say that this is a good kind of cancer to have. 'Good cancer'," she laughed. "That sounds so crazy, but my doctor did tell me that this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing."

Thyroid cancer has been called "the good cancer" because many types are highly survivable.

Brooke promised to keep everyone posted on her progress. Stay strong!

Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Monday, November 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem dive into Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 5:50 PM

Actors, from left, Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem and Orlando Bloom attend the European premiere of Disney's ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.’  Depp and Bardem have both signed on to play monsters in Universal’s new ‘Dark Universe’ film series, a reboot of sorts of classic monster movies.
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Universal Pictures has signed on more A-listers to star in its new monster franchise, the studio announced on Monday.

It also announced the name of the new franchise, “Dark Universe,” which includes a series of film reboots with classic horror movie monsters and characters. 

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“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters. #DarkUniverse,” the movie studio said on Twitter.

Award-winning actors Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem are the latest superstars to hop on the franchise. Depp has signed on to play the Invisible Man plan, and Bardem will play Frankenstein’s Monster in a remake of the “Bride of Frankenstein,” according to the press release.

The first film in the series, “The Mummy,” starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Russell Crowe, among others, opens in June.

“We take enormous pride in the creativity and passion that has inspired the reimagining of Universal’s iconic monsters and promise audiences we will expand this series strategically,” Universal Pictures Chairwoman Donna Langley said.

The “Dark Universe” films are all connected by a “mysterious, multi-national organization, known as Prodigium,” the studio revealed. The group’s mission is to “track, study, and – when necessary – destroy evil” in the world, and that includes monsters, and protect the public.


Smash hit ‘Mama Mia’ film sequel in works; original cast set to return

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 1:51 PM

Cast members from the hit film ‘Mama Mia!’ in Athens, Greece, in 2008. From left to right, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard, Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan at a photocall for the movie. A sequel is reportedly in the works with most of the original cast members set to return.
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A sequel to the 2008 box office smash “Mama Mia” is in the works with most of the original cast members, including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan, expected to return, according to media reports.

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“Mama Mia: Here We Go Again” is shaping up as both a prequel and a sequel and will be directed by “The Best  Exotic Marigold Hotel” writer Ol Parker, The Hollywood Reporter said, with a release date sometime next year.

The original Universal film was based on the Broadway musical which used songs from the 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA to tell the story of a girl trying to find her real father before her wedding in Greece.

The hit movie grossed a whopping $609 million worldwide, according to THR.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte on best behavior at Pippa Middleton wedding

Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was reportedly a little worried that her children might misbehave at her sister Pippa’s wedding, according to news reports, but it turns out that the royal children were on their best behavior — and they nearly stole the show.

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“She said that they were all really looking forward to her sister’s wedding at the weekend, but she was a bit worried about how her children might behave,” Kate reportedly said during a recent garden party at Buckingham Palace, according to media outlets last week. 

“She said she was hopeful that they would be good, but you never know at that age,” the source said.

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Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 2, joined a group of other young children in the wedding party as page boy and flower girl, wearing matching outfits for the Saturday wedding at St. Mark’s Church in England. At the ceremony, guests noted that the children were “very” well-behaved for the nuptials. 

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“It was amazing,” one guest noted.

Middleton married financier and hedge fund manager Matthew James, whom she had been dating on-and-off since 2012. The couple got engaged last July.


‘Cash me outside’ teen reportedly planning national tour, taking show on the road  

Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 1:47 PM

The Florida teenager known as the “cash me outside” girl is reportedly planning a national tour.

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Danielle Bregoli, 14, rose to fame after an appearance on the “Dr. Phil”show, during which she told an audience member to “cash me ousside, how bow dah?”

Now TMZ is reporting Bregoli is planning a road show and already has two “big city venues locked down.” 

The celebrity entertainment website is citing sources close to the teenager in describing what a “cash me outside” stage show might look like.

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The teen is planning to lip sync to her favorite rap songs, take questions from the audience and invite audience members on stage to joke around, according to TMZ.

Bregoli, who could reportedly make up to $50,000 a show, is still reportedly in the final stages of contract negotiations.