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Magic Johnson Offers Support to Charlie Sheen After HIV Revelation: 'I Hope He Joins Me in Educating the World'

Originally posted 11/17/2015 08:05PM

Magic Johnson is sending a message of support to Charlie Sheen following the actor's revelation that he is living with HIV.

"I wish @CharlieSheen and his family the best," Johnson wrote on Twitter Tuesday, hours after Sheen made his announcement during an interview on the Today show. "With the advancement in treatments and medicine he can fight this disease and live a long life."

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Who Is Replacing Donald Trump on The Celebrity Apprentice?

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Magic Johnson, Richard Branson and Mark Cuban Being Considered to Replace Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice: Source

Originally posted 09/04/2015 11:05AM

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After dropping presidential hopeful Donald Trump in June , NBC is considering who will take his place in the boardroom on The Celebrity Apprentice.

Everything is still in the early stages, but the network is considering a long list of potential new hosts, including basketball legend Magic Johnson, Virgin businessman Richard Branson and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, a source tells PEOPLE.

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The Music Industry Rallies for Bobbi Kristina at Clive Davis's Pre-Grammys Gala | Magic Johnson

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The Music Industry Rallies for Bobbi Kristina at Clive Davis's Pre-Grammys Gala

Originally posted 02/08/2015 10:25AM

The Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy Gala is supposed to be about celebrating artists, but at the event on Saturday evening, all hearts and minds were focused on Bobbi Kristina Brown and her delicate condition.

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From SI: Magic Johnson Receives Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award | Magic Johnson

From SI: Magic Johnson Receives Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award

Originally posted 12/04/2014 12:45PM

The former Lakers star is the second athlete to win the SI award

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E.J. Johnson Loses 50 Lbs. Since Undergoing Gastric Sleeve Surgery

E.J. Johnson Loses 50 Lbs. Since Undergoing Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Originally posted 10/01/2014 07:20AM

Since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery five weeks ago, E.J. Johnson has lost 50 lbs.

The weight loss "is really exciting," the #RichKids of Beverly Hills star, 22, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "[Weight] is something that I've been struggling with for pretty much all of my life."

After several popular diets failed to provide any permanent change, Magic Johnson's son says he began considering gastric sleeve surgery – which makes the stomach smaller – two years ago.

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Magic Johnson's Son on Coming Out – at 17

Magic Johnson's Son on Coming Out – at 17

Originally posted 09/01/2014 10:45AM

#RichKids of Beverly Hills star E.J. Johnson opens up about making peace with his famous family and forging his own path to stardom

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Barack Obama, Basketball Greats React to Donald Sterling Racism Scandal

Barack Obama, Basketball Players React to Donald Sterling's Alleged Racist Comments

Originally posted 04/28/2014 10:50AM

Even President Barack Obama is weighing in on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. And that's what happened here," Obama said Sunday at a news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, reports Sports Illustrated.

He continued: "The NBA is a league that is beloved by fans all across the country. It's got an awful lot of African-American players. It's steeped in African-American culture. And I suspect that the NBA is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this."

Sterling, who allegedly made racially charged comments in an audio recording obtained and released by TMZ, has also earned reactions from some of the biggest names in basketball.

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Check Out Alan Thicke's Antics in His New Reality Show, Unusually Thicke | Alan Thicke

UpdatePosted 03/13/2014 04:30PM

Alan Thicke Launches New Reality Show, Unusually Thicke

Originally posted 03/13/2014 03:20PM

With a title like Unusually Thicke, how can reality show fans stay away?

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Magic Johnson's Son E.J. Is Cool with Publicity Over His Sexuality

E.J. Johnson III Admits He Is Cool with Publicity for Sexuality

Originally posted 04/16/2013 04:00PM

It was heartwarming to hear NBA great Earvin "Magic" Johnson's recent words of support for his gay son "E.J." Earvin Johnson III, and now E.J. himself is speaking out on the subject of his personal life – and how it suddenly went public.

Since first going public about his sexuality earlier this month, Johnson went on to tell host Howard Bragman on the latest episode of the webcast Gwissues, that "for me it was really, I guess, surprising, because I didn't think it was going to be that big a deal, since I was out to my family and friends for at least five years now."

Still, stepping into the spotlight, "It was almost as if I was coming out of the closet again," Johnson said. "Reliving the experience has been both exciting and interesting."

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Stories You Loved: Magic Johnson Supports Gay Son E.J. 'A Million Percent' | Magic Johnson

Stories You Loved: Magic Johnson Supports Gay Son E.J. 'A Million Percent'

Originally posted 04/06/2013 10:00AM

With so much contention in the world, it was heartwarming to hear Magic Johnson's recent supportive comments about his gay son, Earvin Johnson III, coming out to him years ago.

Readers loved the story about the NBA legend, 53, who told his boy, "Hey, we are here to support you, man. We're going to love you no matter who you are, what you do. We just want you to love yourself."

Johnson's comments to a reporter this week were prompted by his son, 20 – also known as E.J. – holding hands with a man publicly on the Sunset Strip in L.A.

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