Baby Duggar Back in Hospital
Baby Josie Duggar, the youngest child of the TLC channel’s reality TV parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, had a health setback last week that landed her back in the hospital. The preemie’s vital signs began to drop unexpectedly due to constipation from fortifiers added to her milk to enhance her calorie intake. On April 12 in an official statement on their TLC website, the Duggars stated: “Josie is healthy and in stable condition; we hope to have her back with the family in the next few days. As always, our entire family is grateful for the continued prayers and support.”
Conan Gets TBS Deal
NBC’s former quirky late night host, Conan O’Brien, has reportedly signed a deal with cable channel TBS to host a Monday through Thursday hour-long late-night-talk-show to begin airing in November. The show will lead into TBS’s current hit talk show “Lopez Tonight” hosted by comedian George Lopez, which will move to midnight. After being let go by NBC, O’Brien has been touring North America with a live comedy show called the Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.
Actress Dixie Carter Dies
Dixie Carter, 70, remembered for her portrayal of the sassy Southern Belle, Julia Sugarbaker, on the television sitcom "Designing Women," died last Saturday. She was 70. Carter suffered from endometrial cancer and passed away from complications related to her illness. She is survived by her husband, actor Hal Holbrook and two daughters.
Everybody Loves Raymond…..for Charity
The stars of the former hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Patricia Heaton and Ray Romano, joined forces again to support the ninth Annual Comedy for a Cure fundraiser in Hollywood last week, according to Looktothestars.org. The site reported that while Ms. Heaton hosted the evening, Mr. Romano headlined for a line-up of comedians and other celebrities such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tim Daly, and Leeza Gibbons. The night of comedy was rounded out by receptions, a silent auction, and a live auction. The organization Comedy for a Cure raises funds to benefit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and those affected by tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). TSC is a genetic disorder that causes potentially fatal tumors to form on a child’s vital organs. TSC affects one in 6,000 children and is the leading genetic cause of epilepsy and autism.