September 25, 2012 in Nation/World

Franklin receiving cancer treatment

From Wire Reports
 

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Bonnie Franklin, who starred in the sitcom “One Day At a Time,” has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her family said Monday.

In a statement released by CBS, the family said the 68-year-old actress is undergoing treatment and continuing her normal schedule.

Franklin, who lives in Los Angeles, and her family “remain extremely positive” and asked that her privacy be respected.

The petite, red-headed actress starred as single mom Ann Romano in the hit CBS comedy “One Day At a Time,” which aired from 1975 to 1984. Her co-stars included Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli.

On her Twitter account, Phillips sent out “love and sweet prayers” to the “incomparable Bonnie Franklin.”

Franklin’s recent credits include appearances on “The Young and the Restless” and “Hot in Cleveland,” which reunited her with Bertinelli.

Her family said Franklin is grateful for people’s support and concern as she fights the cancer.

Boss’ mom helps him celebrate

Bruce Springsteen celebrated his 63rd birthday onstage until nearly 2 a.m. Sunday, joined at the end by his hearty mom.

Adele Springsteen danced and sang background to “Twist and Shout,” walking offstage with her son and his band at nearly 2. Her only concession to age was a pair of hastily made earplugs.

She watched as her son cut a giant birthday cake in the shape of a guitar, passing out pieces to some audience members.

His show in the open-air MetLife Stadium was delayed three hours Saturday by authorities because of a downpour and worries about lightning. Thousands of fans clustered on indoor ramps waiting for the rain to stop.

When it did, Springsteen and his E Street Band took the stage at 10:30 p.m. to the strains of Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour,” a song they performed when the clock hit that mark. They also covered Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” and it worked.

“Thank you for your patience,” Springsteen told the audience. He said it had been a long time since he had performed on his birthday.

It was the third of a three-night stand at his home state arena.

The birthday bunch

Newswoman Barbara Walters is 83. Actor Michael Douglas is 68. Model Cheryl Tiegs is 65. Actress Mimi Kennedy (“Dharma and Greg”) is 63. Actress Heather Locklear is 51. Actress Aida Turturro (“The Sopranos”) is 50. Actor Tate Donovan (“The O.C.”) is 49. Actor-singer Will Smith is 44. Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is 43. Actor Lee Norris (“One Tree Hill”) is 31. Actress Emmy Clarke (“Monk”) is 21.


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