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Veteran actress Kathy Bates diagnosed with serious chronic health condition

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Actress Kathy Bates has been a staple on television and movies for decades. She is known to play fierce characters and in real life, she is just as intimidating.

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In 1970, Kathy Bates headed to New York to try her luck at acting. She reminisces about the time, how she was never an ingenue but managed to make it work. “I was never an ingenue,” she says. “I’ve always just been a character actor. When I was younger, it was a real problem, because I was never pretty enough. It was hard, not just for the lack of work, but because you have to face up to how people are looking at you,” Bates said.

Her broadway career took off in 1980 when she played Stella May in Come Back To The Five And Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. The actress lost out on film-screen adaptations of characters she played a few times. But when she turned 42 years old, she turned into a successful start almost overnight because of her role as a psychotic fan in Misery which even earned her a best actress Academy Award.

She talked about the kind of roles she received saying, “You’re either young and glamorous and you’re going to get the lead, or it’s the opposite: you’re not attractive enough. So you’re playing the friend or the killer or the lesbian or the doctor or whatever,” she said. “But the one who gets to play the young, pretty, gets-the-boy-at-the-end role doesn’t have any power. And vice-versa: a character can have power, but not femininity.”

She started directing episodes including some for shows like Homicide: Life On The Street, NYPD Blue, Oz and the hugely successful TV series Six Feet Under.

In her personal life, the actress has experienced some setbacks related to her health. She was diagnosed with cancer twice in her life; in 2003 and 2012. In 2003 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and with breast cancer in 2012.

Following her breast cancer surgery, actress Kathy Bates started to open up about her lymphedema diagnosis. She works as the spokesperson for the Lymphatic Education & Research Network.

She opened up about having lost 80 pounds over the last few years. The actress has to wear compression sleeves so her arms do not swell up. She makes sure to wear them when flying or doing a strenuous task because without them her condition tends to flare up. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

She has to remind herself to slow down in order to manage the condition, the actress said, “If I can stop rushing, relax my shoulders, straighten my spine, breathe deeply, and focus on each little moment of completing a task, I have more confidence in my ability to live with LE. The pandemic forced me to slow down.”

She advises anyone with the condition to not let it stop them from living their life. The actress said, “Going out in public wearing a compression garment, especially when people aren’t educated about LE, can sometimes be more painful than the disease itself. However, hiding at home and living a sedentary life will only make things worse for your body and brain.”

She stressed on making sure to not let your condition define you; something she makes sure to do herself as well.

She is making sure she advocates for more research into lymphedema and gets funding allocated to those working in raising awareness about the condition.

Kathy Bates does not let her diagnosis slow her down, the actress is still making sure she plays roles she enjoys and does the work she wants to!

The actress has learned to not just live with her condition but also how to make sure she can thrive with it.

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Michael Strahan Discloses Information About His Relationship with Kelly Ripa

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Michael Strahan recently opened up about his relationship with Kelly Ripa, his former co-host on “Live! with Kelly and Michael.” The two’s successful partnership ended when Strahan decided to leave the syndicated morning talk show.

Ripa took a week off from the program to process her feelings after she learned about Strahan’s departure. She addressed the situation upon her return, emphasizing the importance of “concentration, communication, and respect in the workplace.”

Though they had past success, including Daytime Emmy wins for “Outstanding Talk Show Host,” their relationship never fully recovered. Strahan admitted, “It had been a long time since he’d spoken to Ripa.” Reflecting on their strained relationship, Strahan remarked, “I realized that you can’t make people like you because of everything that happened to me.”

In the past, Strahan has mentioned the tension that existed between them during their time on the show. However, he also expressed gratitude towards Ripa and executive producer Michael Gelman for their guidance. Strahan explained that it was time for him to move on, noting that “some behind-the-scenes activities had just surfaced” and unresolved issues influenced his decision to leave the show. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

This candid reflection shows the complexities of their professional relationship and the challenges they faced working together.

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Suri Cruise, the Daughter of Katie and Tom Cruise Silently Changed Her Name

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The decision to change her name became apparent during Suri’s involvement in a New York musical production, where she was listed as Suri Noelle, a nod to her mother, Katie Holmes, whose full name includes the middle name Noelle. This deliberate choice reflects Suri’s assertion of her identity and autonomy. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

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This Native American pan flute rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ is what the world needs right now

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Some covers of a song are so well done, that you won’t miss much if you never hear the original. Well…

Leonard Cohen wrote a song in 1984 about many things shared by humans, including the state of a world that refuses to reconcile. The cracks webbing out from Cohen’s words are reaching us today…Click Here To Continue Reading>> …Click Here To Continue Reading>>

 

The Native American pan flute represents calm and tranquility. So much so that a song lamenting a lack of peace sounds pleasant. A song about a lack of reconciliation has the effect of uniting the audience.

In this video, two brothers expertly cover Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’. You may find yourself listening to the tune as if for the first time. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Before and after the song, the brothers briefly communicate with their viewers in two languages. Despite the world’s determination to be divided, to be gulfs apart and isolated, the manner of these performers makes you feel like you’re part of something whole.

‘Hallelujah’ may still be an accurate portrait of the human struggle with reconciliation, but the way this cover is performed builds bridges between the listeners.

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