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Valerie Harper was quoted in Closer magazine as stating that she is "absolutely cancer-free" this week, but in a statement to Access Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon, the actress called the quote "erroneous."
"That was a mistake - a bit of a misnomer," she said, regarding her use of the words "cancer-free." "I was speaking about the scan on my entire body, saying the cancer had not spread. I still have cancer, I have Lepto, but we're controlling it. I'm ...
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Valerie Harper Is 'Cancer-Free'
"I'm absolutely cancer-free!" Harper told Closer Weekly. "My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy. [The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, 'Oh my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging!' "
While her doctor is wary of telling the legendary comedic actress that she’s in remission, he’s more than happy with what the scans are showing. "My doctor doesn't use that term [remission],” said Harper. “He likes to say, 'I give you a treatment, and it's either responsive or non-responsive — and you are having a phenomenal response.'"
As part of her treatment regiment, Harper takes several pills in a “pulse does” – at one sitting, once per week.
Harper's Terminal Diagnosis
Valerie Harper's inspiring battle against terminal brain cancer is looking up. "My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy," the Rhoda star, 74, told Closer Weekly. "[The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, 'Oh, my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging.' " Harper, who defied initial predictions that she only had months to live and inspired millions of viewers by appearing on Dancing with the Stars, says her doctor still doesn't use the term "in remission." "He likes to say, 'I give you a treatment, and it's either responsive or nonresponsive, and you are having a phenomenal response. »
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Valerie Harper has revealed she is "absolutely cancer-free." The actress, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on the '70s TV classic The Mary Tyler Moore Show, shared the good news with Closer Weekly. "My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy," the 74-year-old star told the magazine. "[The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, 'Oh my god, Valerie, this is very encouraging!'" When asked if she is in remission, Harper said, "My doctor doesn't use that term. He likes to say, 'I give you treatment, and it's either responsive or nonresponsive — and you are having a phenomenal response.'" In March 2013, »
That pretty much spells out Jason Bateman’s savagely sinister directorial debut, Bad Words, which features him as a man determined to destroy a national children’s spelling bee by exploiting a loophole that will allow him to compete against the little geniuses.
The film opens nationwide today, and Bateman talked to Entertainment Weekly about his decades-long desire to direct a movie, being very nasty to smarty-pants little kids, and the little boy who got it the worst.
Entertainment Weekly: You play a brilliant but angry guy in this. Despite being incredibly intelligent, he’s also kind of a loser. »
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Despite becoming the youngest member to be inducted into the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) at 18, Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) makes his long awaited feature directorial debut in the dark comedy Bad Words in which he also stars. The former child actor who had only directed a handful of episodes of the 1989 sit-com, The Hogan family, wanted to wait for the perfect script to tickle his funny bone.
Bad Words is an R-rated comedy written by Andrew Hodge. Jason plays Guy Trilby, an arrogant, heartless 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill, a national Spelling Bee and has a personal desire to hijack the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame.
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Since making his acting debut at age 12 on Little House on the Prairie, Jason Bateman has been primarily known as a TV star. He followed that show with main roles on Silver Spoons, Valerie (aka Valerie's Family and The Hogan Family) and a number of less successful series before resurrecting his career with Arrested Development. But he's tried a few times to make the leap to the big screen. In the 1980s it was with the disappointing sequel Teen Wolf Too. In the 1990s there was the mediocre football comedy Necessary Roughness. And in the 2000s, he went for supporting roles in stuff as varied as Starsky & Hutch, Hancock, The Break-Up, The Kingdom and Juno. Now, with the new comedy Bad Words, Bateman is on track to finally become a true leading man at the...
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F....inally the Bad Words official poster is here! Jason Bateman goes no holds barred in the new one-sheet for this comedy, which marks his feature directorial debut after becoming the DGA's youngest-ever director when he helmed three episodes of Valerie (1986) at age 18. What took so long to make the leap from TV to film? This poster only begins to hint at the f...rustration the Arrested Development star must feel.
Guy Trilby is a 40-year old man who finds a loophole in the rules of the National Quill Spelling Bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year old Chaitanya, who is completely »
Kelly Kapowski is all grown up! Tiffani Thiessen, who's celebrating her 40th birthday today, is still the spitting image of the bubbly cheerleader from "Saved By the Bell." The brunette beauty caught her big break at the age of 15, landing the life-changing role on the hit NBC series. After starring on the high school sitcom from 1989-1994, Tiffani went on to play Valerie Malone on "90210" from 1994-2000 and currently stars on "White Collar" as Elizabeth Burke. In 2005, she started her own production company, Tit 4 Tat Productions. The company's first project was also Thiessen's directorial debut: a short film called, "Just Pray."The actress is now happily married to Brady Smith and has a beautiful 3-year-old daughter named Harper.Tiffani wasn't the only star to steal the hearts of teenage boys in the '90s -- click "Launch Gallery" above to see her "Saved By the Bell" costar Elizabeth Berkley, along with Jessica Biel, »
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