Frankie Muniz discusses memory loss, says he doesn’t remember ‘Malcolm in the Middle’

Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 9:12 PM

Frankie Muniz Opens Up About Memory Loss

While speaking during a segment for “Dancing with the Stars” Monday, actor Fankie Muniz revealed his struggle with memory loss.

People reported that the week’s theme for the celebrity dancing competition show was “The Most Memorable Year.” For Muniz, however, his past health issues may have contributed to his long-term memory loss.

>> Read more trending news

In a pre-taped segment before Muniz’s quickstep with partner Witney Carson, Muniz said he can’t remember most things in his life, including starring on the comedy “Malcolm in the Middle” from 2000 to 2006, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“It makes me a little sad,” Muniz said in the segment. “Things pop back into my mind (that) I should have remembered.”

Muniz said on the show he wasn’t sure about how his memory loss began.

“I have had nine concussions and I’ve had a fair amount of mini-strokes,” he said. “I’m not saying those things correlate exactly to the reason why my memory’s not great.”

In 2012, Muniz had his first mini-stroke, or transient ischemic attack, and blood supply temporarily cut off from his brain. He thinks he’s had about 15 of them at varying points and of varying lengths. None have had lasting effects, People reported.

“It’s something that I never really wanted to talk about, because I’m just me and this is my life,” he told People. “But we were talking about ‘Malcolm’ and how it started, and I don’t really have memories of being on the show.”

“Over the past 10 years, my mom will bring up things like trips we went on or big events and they are new stories to me,” he told People. “I don’t know what the cause of it is. It’s not something I looked into, I just thought it was how my brain is, so I thought it was normal. I didn’t know I should remember going to the Emmys when I was younger.”

Muniz told People he hasn’t seen doctors about the memory loss. 

“I’m not a doctor person,” he said. “Every time I go to the doctors they just tell me I’m crazy.”

Bryan Cranston, who played Muniz’s father on “Malcolm,” said in the segment that his former costar didn’t need to worry about remembering old times.

“I told him not to worry about what you remember and what you don’t remember,” said Cranston, 61. “They’re still your experiences. That will be my job. I will tell him, ‘Remember this? Remember that from Malcolm’? What a life for you!’”

With the support of his girfriend, Page Price, Muniz has been able to track experiences in a journal.

“She’s amazing. She literally writes because I get sad at the thought of losing the memories,” Muniz said. “So she writes in a journal that I can look at every day and it’s really cool, because it has amazing detail. ... She’s awesome. She’s very supportive. I hope we have a lot more memories (together).”

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

Sheet music.
Getty Images
Sheet music.(Getty Images)

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died, according to several of his friends, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 27.

Canadian rapper Drake, record producer Maxo Cream and California rapper Lil B expressed their condolences on social media.

Santana, whose birth name was Derrick Coleman, wrote on Instagram in October that he was suffering from liver failure, the Sun-Times reported.

No official cause of death has been listed, MTV reported, although TMZ, citing unnamed family members, reported that Santana died from a seizure at his Los Angeles home late Friday night.

Santana was a force in Chicago’s drill music scene when it began in 2012 He released his 2013 debut album, “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead” on Savage Squad, the record label he founded, MTV reported.

His last album, “Fredo Kruger 2,” was released last year.

In addition to liver troubles, Santana also had kidney failure and seizures, MTV reported.

Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:01 PM

What You Need To Know: Ed Sheeran

Musician Ed Sheeran is engaged to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn.

>> Read more trending news 

Sheeran announced the news of his engagement Saturday on Instagram. The engagement took place just before the new year. The couple have lived together for over a year, The Telegraph reported.

The pair have been longtime friends and attended school together, but were not childhood sweethearts.

Related

Mo'Nique urges fans to boycott Netflix for color, gender bias

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

CENTURY CITY, CA - JANUARY 16:  Actress Mo'Nique attends the 35th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards at the InterContinental Hotel on January 16, 2010 in Century City, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for LAFCA)
Alberto E. Rodriguez
CENTURY CITY, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Mo'Nique attends the 35th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards at the InterContinental Hotel on January 16, 2010 in Century City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for LAFCA)(Alberto E. Rodriguez)

Award-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique is urging her fans to boycott Netflix for gender and color bias after she says the entertainment company made her a lowball offer for a comedy special.

>> Read more trending news 

Mo'Nique took to Instagram to air her grievances Friday. In a video, she explained that Netflix offered her $500,000 to do a comedy special, but she rejected the offer. Mo'Nique said she felt it was a low offer considering Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle all made millions of dollars for their Netflix comedy specials. According to Mo'Nique, Schumer negotiated with Netflix for $13 million, while Rock and Chapelle each earned $20 million.

#BOYCOTT#NETFLIX FOR #COLORBIAS AND #GENDERBIAS. PLEASE STAND WITH ME. I LOVE US.

A post shared by Mo'nique (@therealmoworldwide) on


Mo'Nique suspects racial and gender bias are at play, since she believes her strong résumé entitles her to more than the $500,000 that Netflix offered.

Oscar winner, 'Peyton Place' star Dorothy Malone dead at 93

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:14 AM

Dorothy Malone and Anthony Quinn won Academy Awards for best supporting actress and actors in 1956.
Associated Press
Dorothy Malone and Anthony Quinn won Academy Awards for best supporting actress and actors in 1956.(Associated Press)

Dorothy Malone, who won an Oscar for her sultry role in the 1956 film “Written on the Wind” and starred in the television soap opera “Peyton Place,” died Friday in Dallas, The New York Times reported. She was 93.

>> Read more trending news

Malone’s daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten, confirmed her mother’s death, the Times reported. Malone died a few days short of her 94th birthday at the assisted living facility where she had spent the last 10 years of her life.

Malone earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Marylee Hadley, the promiscuous daughter of a Texas oil tycoon, in Douglas Sirk’s 1956 drama, Entertainment Weekly reported. Malone performed a memorable mambo dance in the movie and made a play for Rock Hudson in the steamy melodrama. She starred along with Hudson, Robert Stack and Lauren Bacall. 

On television, Malone portrayed Constance Mackenzie in more than 400 episodes of “Peyton Place” from 1964 to 1968. “Peyton Place,” based on the best-selling novel by Grace Metalious. Her character had a dark secret about the birth of her daughter, played by 19-year-old Mia Farrow, and it led to a rating hit as television’s first nighttime soap opera, the Times reported.

Malone would reprise her role in two television movies, “Murder in Peyton Place” in 1977 and “Peyton Place: The Next Generation,” in 1985. 

Malone’s final movie appearance came in “Basic Instinct,” when she portrayed Hazel Dobkins, a mother accused of murdering her family, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“I came up with a conviction that most of the winners in this business became stars overnight by playing shady dames with sex appeal,” Malone said in 1967. “And I've been unfaithful or drunk or oversexed almost ever since — on the screen, of course.”