Bee Gee beats the odds
Bee Gees brother Robin Gibb has shaken off his night fever and is stayin’ alive. According to the BBC, Gibb’s doctor at the London Clinic, Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam, said the longtime pop star was conscious, lucid and talking with his loved ones.
Bee Gees brother Robin Gibb has shaken off his night fever and is stayin' alive.
According to the BBC, Gibb's doctor at the London Clinic, Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam, said the longtime pop star was conscious, lucid and talking with his loved ones.
Gibb, who is amazingly only 62 considering the Bee Gees had hits in the 1960s, had been in a coma for 12 days.
Dr. T. said that Gibb was tired but that "it is testament to [his] extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds to get where he is now."
Gibb had been battling colon and liver cancer, which was thought to be in remission, when he got pneumonia because of his weakened immune system.
"He is on intravenous feeding and antibiotics," his doctor said. "He is, of course, exhausted, extremely weak and malnourished."
There's still a long way to go for Gibb, but doctors had warned his family that he might never wake up from the coma.
'Man' from GLAAD
Chaz Bono picked up a pair of trophies at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night.
The 43-year-old transgender activist/author/reality-TV star won the outstanding-documentary prize at the 23rd annual Media Awards for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Chaz won along with directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato for "Becoming Chaz," the OWN doc that chronicled his gender transition.
Chaz, the first-ever transgender contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," also received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment community. Past winners have included Ellen DeGeneres, Rufus Wainwright, Wanda Sykes, John Waters and Melissa Etheridge.
Other honorees were "Modern Family" for comedy series; Focus Features drama "Beginners," starring Ewan McGregor and supporting-actor Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, for wide-release film; and Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" and TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" in a tie for individual TV episode.
"The Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson won the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. Earlier this year, he began working with the anti-bullying campaign Straight But Not Narrow. The 19-year-old actor is the youngest recipient to ever win the award.
Neil Diamond and Carey Mulligan got married on Saturday.
Not to each other.
Mulligan married Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford on a farm in Somerset, England, People magazine reported.
Diamond, 71, wed his manager, 42-year-old Katie McNeil, in a move that either raises her commissions or eliminates them, depending how you look at it.
It's his third aisle walk, her first.
Country legend Willie Nelson helped unveil a statue honoring him in downtown Austin on Friday, 4?/?20, by singing his new song "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die."
The faint smell of marijuana smoke wafted through the crowd of about 2,000 people, and a nearby candy store did brisk business. n
— Daily News wire services contributed to this report.