12:06 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 09/19/2012 04:25PM
For Dax Shepard of TV's Parenthood, life and love boil down to a matter of putting things into perspective.
Take his fiancée of more than two years, for instance. "If Brad Pitt gets Kristen Bell, it's like, 'Well, of course he did,' " says Shepard, 37.
"With me, it should be, 'Oh good, a normal-looking guy got her. Maybe I'll get me a Kristen Bell.' But guys hate my guts for always dating women I have no right to be with."
Originally posted 04/24/2010 09:00PM
To put it bluntly: "I was a heart attack waiting to happen," Burt Reynolds told PEOPLE Friday night.
The 74-year-old Evening Shade and Smokey and the Bandit actor looks great, "feels fabulous" and wants to" live to be 199" after undergoing quintuple bypass surgery in March, he said before receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years of film, TV and theatrical work by the Palm Beach International Film Festival.
"My doctor said I needed to undergo bypass surgery immediately," Reynolds, who lives in south Florida, explained, admitting that he had no idea that his arteries were closed when he went to his doctor for a physical. "I went home and shaved then had the operation the next day."
Originally posted 03/03/2010 11:30AM
Burt Reynolds has left the hospital after undergoing quintuple bypass surgery last week, Entertainment Tonight reports.
The Evening Shade actor, 74, is now home, with 24-hour nursing care.
In a statement Wednesday, Reynolds's rep Erik Kritzer said: "Mr. Reynolds has been released from a hospital in Florida in which he had a planned bypass operation. He wants to thank everyone for their good wishes and states that he has a great motor with brand new pipes and he is feeling great. Doctors plan on a speedy recovery. "
Originally posted 09/17/2009 02:00PM
Burt Reynolds may be known for his macho roles, but the veteran leading man, who is rehabilitating from an addiction to prescription drugs, says he sought help because he couldn't do it by himself.
"I felt that in spite of the fact I am supposedly a big tough guy, I couldn't beat prescription drugs on my own," Reynolds, 73, told PEOPLE Thursday. "I've worked hard to get off of them and really hope other people will realize they need to seek professional help, rather than ignoring the problem or trying to get off of the prescriptions on their own.
"This has been a challenging time for me personally, and I really appreciate the outpouring of love and support from my fans, friends and family," he said. "I am looking forward to getting back to teaching and working."
Originally posted 09/16/2009 01:40PM
Veteran actor Burt Reynolds, 73, has checked into a rehab clinic for treatment of addiction to prescription medication, his manager confirms to PEOPLE.
"After a recent back surgery, Mr. Reynolds felt like he was going through hell and after a while, realized he was a prisoner of prescription pain pills," his manager said in a statement Wednesday. "He checked himself into rehab in order to regain control of his life. Mr. Reynolds hopes his story will help others in a similar situation. He hopes they will not try to solve the problem by themselves, but realize that sometimes it is too tough to do on their own and they should seek help, as he did."
The story was first reported by Entertainment Tonight.
Originally posted 11/08/2004 04:00PM
Burt Reynolds on Monday filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend, claiming that she attempted to blackmail him.
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