Valerie Harper is making the most of her remaining time. The actress, who recently revealed she is suffering from terminal brain cancer and may have as little as 3 months left to live, is reportedly reuniting with her Mary Tyler Moore Show co-stars for an upcoming episode of TV Land’s hit show Hot In Cleveland. Hot In Cleveland stars Mary Tyler Moore Show alums Betty White and Georgia Engel.
An insider tells People magazine Harper will be joined by Mary Tyler Moore and Cloris Leachmann for the guest appearance. “The cast is really excited to have Valerie guest star. They feel she is a true icon, and they are touched by her story,” the source says.
Deadline.com reports the episode will involve the ladies reuniting their bowling team, GLOB: The Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling. Filming will begin on April 5. Harper, 73, has not commented.
Harper is suffering from leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, or cancer in the fluid-filled membrane that surrounds the brain. “This is a really complicated condition. The spinal fluid is a collection of fluid that’s being circulated [through the brain] kind of like a sink. The fluid itself is growing cancer cells so they are multiplying in there. Those cells start to coat the brain,” explained Harper’s neuro-oncologist, Dr. Jeremy Rudnick.
The actress is undergoing chemotherapy to slow down the disease. “I don’t think of dying,” Harper told People earlier this month. “I think of being here now.”
Pink made her first public appearance after gall bladder surgery when she joined husband Carey Hart Wednesday at a charity comedy concert in Los Angeles.
The stars were guests of honor at PETA’s Stand Up for Animals fundraiser.
Glee actress Jane Lynch and hard-hitting political comic Bill Maher were among the celebrities who hit the stage at the Comedy Store.
Animal-loving comedy fans Olivia Munn, Cloris Leachman, Jorja Fox, Seth MacFarlane, Elisabetta Canalis, Emily Osment and Moby joined Pink and Hart in the audience.
Pink had to scrap a performance for President Barack Obama in Los Angeles last week after becoming, resulting in having her gall bladder removed in hospital.
Dancing with the Stars” is actually a stepping stone to the world of fame and entertainment. Many contestants of the reality show has already made it ashosts. The show is actually a gateway from the many contestants who come here to prove themselves. There is instant fame and recognition and many carved out their career path.
Contestants like Oscar winner Cloris Leachman do not need the “Dancing with the Stars” but there are several others who need fame and the exposure that the show provides.
Mel B, the Spice Girl commented “It brings forth your true self, the whole of America has witnessed my talent and it got rid of the weight that I piled on when I was pregnant”. Mel B got recognition and it gave a tremendous boost to her career when she unveiled her latest workout DVD and as a host for “Dance Your Ass Off.”
Those who finished a close second -O’Hurley, Mario Lopez and Joey Fatone all landed up as hosts. Julianne Hough, professional dancer embarked on a singing career; Donny and Marie Osmond have mesmerized larger audiences at their Las Vegas nightclub show. Mel B is of the opinion that everything is spontaneous and you cannot redo something that you could not accomplish, there are no second chances.
Marini commented “the live performances leads to high voltage performances and add to our energy, everybody wants to prove it out there”
Derek Hough, one who became winner twice said that “contestants often forget about the pain and injuries, it makes you strong”
The show is worth for all the fun and recognition even if you cannot make it at the top