cancer



‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Reveals Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Long-time Jeopardy host and pop culture icon Alex Trebek took to the game show’s YouTube channel to announce that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Sources close to Trebek say he will begin chemotherapy treatments immediately, and will attept to finish out the remainder of the game show‘s season. Having hosted the […]

Veep Season 7 Shooting This Fall, Set for Spring 2019 Premiere

Fans of Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘s Veep should keep their spring 2019 viewing calendar open, as HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed the timeframe for the show’s seventh and final season during the cable giant’s Television Critics Association (TCA) session on Wednesday. When asked for an update on the series’ return, Bloys responded, “Writers are now getting together, with […]

American Gods Season 2 Update: Cast Dinner, Axe Throwing, and a Stormare Selfie

With production on the second season of American Gods currently underway in Toronto with new additions Dean Winters (John Wick), Devery Jacobs (Cardinal), Kahyun Kim (Shameless) and Sakina Jaffrey (Timeless), let’s feed our collective addiction for AG updates by checking social media to see how things are progressing with Starz‘s series adaptation of author/executive producer […]

The Walking Dead Family Mourns the Passing of Superfan Lisa Williams

Being a fan of AMC‘s The Walking Dead, you learn pretty early on that losing people is part of the price you pay for being a part of the shows eight-plus seasons — and still, it’s never easy. But when we lose a member of our TWD “fan family,” that loss cuts wider and deeper […]

2017 TV Countdown #1: Fandom Loses Richard Hatch, Star of Battlestar Galactica

2017 saw far too many individuals leave us from the entertainment industry; they ranged from Jim Nabors to Martin Landau, from Sam Shepard to Nelson Ellis and Bill Paxton. However one in particular who impacted fans from multiple generations was Richard Hatch. News emerged that the stomach pains which impacted him at 2016’s Dragon Con […]

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10 Geeky Things I Want to Do Before I Die — What Are Yours?

I came up with the idea of the F*** It! List almost eight years ago, when I was going through some particularly rough treatment for cancer. For some reason, The Playbook of Awkward Attempts to Make You Feel Better seems to have a section in there that recommends your friends and family bring up the […]

Veep: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Undergoes Cancer Treatment, Filming On Hold

Less than two months after Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed publicly that she was battling breast cancer comes word that production on the HBO series’ seventh and final season has been put on hold while the actress undergoes cancer treatment. Veep executive producer Frank Rich confirmed that filming was temporarily on hold during an interview Wednesday on SiriusXM […]

‘Ill Behaviour’: Showtime Importing BBC Comedy-Thriller Series

Showtime is importing the BBC comedy-thriller Ill Behaviour stateside, premiering the six-part series as early as next month. Chris Geere (You’re the Worst), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) and Tom Riley (DaVinci’s Demons) star, with Sam Bain (Peep Show) writing and Steve Bendelack (Friday Night Dinner) directing the series. Ill Behaviour introduces us to Joel […]

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The Weekly Static S01E07: Scary Pumpkins, A ‘Wild’ Dogg, And More!

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends! The Weekly Static! The Weekly Static! As I’ve mantra’d for the past six episodes, The Weekly Static is my righteously desperate-yet-endearing attempt at finding the lighter side and an interesting perspective on the past week in the land of the networks, cable, streaming, smoke signals, […]

‘Veep’ Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Less than two weeks after she took home her record sixth Emmy for her role as former VP-turned-president Selina Meyer on HBO‘s Veep, series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter to reveal that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer: Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj — Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017 “1 in 8 women […]

Darwyn Cooke Now Receiving Palliative Care After Aggressive Cancer

I was talking to Darwyn and Marsha Cooke about a Bleeding Cool story yesterday. A silly thing, that was all. They told me I should check Darwyn’s blog tomorrow. I thought it might relate to that. But it doesn’t. Marsha, wife of the legendary comic book writer and artist Darwyn Cooke’s, writes, under the title “F-ck […]


Celebration Of Life: A Cancer Anthology

Creators: Federico Avella, Caritza Berlioz, Chris Colquitt, Matthew Crehan, Megan Crehan, Keith Edmunds, John Freeman, Stephen Groves, Austin Hamblin, Emily Lambert, Iain Laurie, Jessica Mungia, Chris Nicholson, Orion Petitclerc, Jon Slater, Michael Westcott. Close Date: 18th April 2015. Publish Date: November 2015 Celebration of Life: A Cancer Anthology, celebrates the lives of those affected by cancer, telling […]

Death Of A Hero

Robert J. Sodaro writes; Back in 1983, I penned an article lamenting the death of Marvel Comic character Captain Marvel, who was killed in Marvel’s first graphic novel, The Death of Captain Marvel by Jim Starlin. At the time, Marvel (and Starlin) were savaged by fanboy critics who not only completely misunderstood what was being […]

The Response To A Superhero With Cancer

Robert J. Sodaaro writes; “Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!” These are the words that kicked of the 1941 animated Superman shorts, as s well as that 1952–1958 live-action TV show (that ran in syndication well into the ‘60s). It was via […]

Last Week’s Comics In Twenty Panels

Dr Manolis V writes; The internet’s most opinionated (and Greek) comics column! This week: decrypting Hickman’s secret handshake code, surviving the Rapture in style, pitting Spinach against Mars Attacks and observing way too much nakedness and/or gore. NEW AVENGERS, SAVAGE WOLVERINE, LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE, THE END TIMES OF BRAM AND BEN, SAGA, MARS ATTACKS […]

Cancer Comes To Marvel Comics?

Earlier this year, Marvel teamed up with Komen For The Cure, an organisation that promotes the awareness of cancer – how to check for it, how to treat it. A series of ads saw Tony Stark testing himself for breast cancer, and a series of variant covers featured the Komen brand. It seems it didn’t […]