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Michael J. Fox
Originally posted 11/06/2008 10:00AM
"This is almost worth getting Parkinson's for!" Michael J. Fox declared as he took the stage to play guitar with The Who in New York City Wednesday night.
The actor – who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 – rocked out to the legendary band's "Magic Bus," trading licks and windmill guitar riffs with Pete Townshend.
The once-in-a-lifetime performance was the grand finale of Fox's annual A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's.
Originally posted 10/31/2008 03:50PM
Ryan Reynolds is planning to run the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday – against his better judgment.
"I would sooner be prime minister of the moon than run another marathon," the actor said in New York on Friday. "I've been really lucky. I didn't have any toenails fall off or anything disgusting like that. I still have all three nipples."
The actor said his new wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, has been giving him a lot of love and support, and would be there Sunday. "She'll be on the road somewhere," he says. "She better be."
Originally posted 09/08/2008 11:40AM
Ryan Reynolds is lacing up his running shoes and joining the fight against Parkinson's disease.
The actor, whose father suffers from the disease, will run the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 2 as the first celebrity chair of Team Fox, the fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
"I am proud to be a part of this team of dedicated and motivated people who are getting out there and making a difference," Reynolds, 31, said in a statement.
Originally posted 12/03/2007 05:30PM
What's the glue that keeps Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan together? A sense of humor.
"We both have the same appreciation for life," Fox said Saturday night at a New York benefit for his foundation for Parkinson's research. "We both love to laugh, and no matter how crazy things get, we both think: 'Okay, what's funny about this? What's the upside?' "
Fox, 46, and Pollan, 47, – former Family Ties costars – married in 1988, just three years before Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease. (The couple has four children – including son Sam, 18, pictured here looking every bit his father's son!)
Originally posted 11/13/2006 08:45AM
Michael J. Fox raised more than $5 million for his Foundation for Parkinson's Research at a Beatles-themed fundraiser in Manhattan on Saturday night, thanks to a crowd that included emcee Denis Leary, Sheryl Crow, Martin Scorsese, Muhammad Ali, Famke Janssen, Rob Thomas and Susan Sarandon.
Originally posted 11/02/2006 03:40PM
Diagnosed with Parkinson's 15 years ago, Michael J. Fox hasn't let the ravages of the disease take his attention from what's really important: His wife, kids and quest for a cure.
Originally posted 10/27/2006 09:45AM
Michael J. Fox says he wasn't "off his medication or acting" in an ad for a Democratic political candidate, as Rush Limbaugh has charged, but was in fact overmedicated.
Originally posted 10/25/2006 08:05AM
Michael J. Fox has responded to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who suggested that Fox's Parkinson's-related tremors in a TV ad for a Democratic politician were exaggerated.
Originally posted 12/17/2002 11:00AM
There's a new star on Hollywood Boulevard, and it belongs to Michael J. Fox.
Originally posted 03/14/2002 12:00PM
At 24, Michael J. Fox was a Hollywood phenom, the star of both TV's Family Ties and Back to the Future, the movie box office champ of 1985. Six years later, in the middle of the rocket ride, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an incurable, degenerative neurological disorder that affects some 1.5 million Americans. (The vast majority are over age 50 when they are diagnosed; only 10 percent are, as Fox was, under 40.) As he writes in this exclusive excerpt from his new autobiography, Lucky Man, the diagnosis, which he kept hidden from all but his closest friends and family for seven years, launched him on a physical and spiritual odyssey that changed his life -- in many ways, remarkably, for the better.
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