Buzzmakers: Jolie's Mastectomy & Beckham Retires

Buzzmakers: Jolie's Mastectomy & Beckham Retires
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1. Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had a Double Mastectomy

In an op-ed piece for the The New York Times, Oscar winning actress and mother-of-six Angelina Jolie reveals that she recently underwent a preventive double mastectomy.

In the article, the 37-year-old actress goes into great detail about how her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, fought breast cancer for almost a decade before dying from the disease at 56 years old.

After being told by doctors that she carried a "faulty gene" that increases the chances of breast and ovarian cancer -- with an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and 50 percent risk of the latter -- Jolie decided to be proactive and have a double mastectomy.

Here are some excerpts from the article:

"Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy
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Dr. Joyce Brothers dies: Famous pop culture psychologist was 85

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Dr. Joyce Brothers, longtime newspaper columnist, popular psychologist and TV personality has passed away at the age of 85. No details were readily available about the cause or circumstances of Brothers' death, however the Associated Press reports she passed away in her home state of New York.

Brothers first found fame in 1955 as a winning contestant on the game show, "The $64,000 Question." Within a few years, she had her own advice program on a New York television station.

Brothers would go on to write a column for Good Housekeeping magazine, which ran for nearly four decades. Her syndicated newspaper column was first published in the 1970s, and was carried in 300 papers at the height of Brothers' career.

She was also a frequent guest on several game shows and talk shows, and made many guest starring appearances on TV series such as "The Love Boat, "Charlie's Angels," "CHiPs," and "Married with Children.
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Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies: TV Psychologist Dead At 85

So sad! The trailblazing psychologist passed away on May 13 in New York City at the age of 85.

Dr. Joyce Brothers, the woman who was once considered the most famous psychologist on the planet, died on May 12 in New York City. She was 85 years old – the cause of her death has not been made public.

Dr. Joyce Brothers Passes Away At 85

Joyce found fame by pioneering television advice shows in the 1950s, and also had a long career as a syndicated columnist, author, and film personality. In her career she published 15 books and made guest appearances on popular television shows like The Simpsons and Happy Days. She appeared on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show nearly 100 times.

Dr. Brothers first got the nation’s attention by appearing as a contestant on The $64,000 Question, a show that quizzed contestants on their areas of expertise, in 1955. She became the first woman to win
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Dr. Joyce Brothers, Popular Psychologist, Dies

Dr. Joyce Brothers, Popular Psychologist, Dies
For decades, on television, in print, sometimes even the movies, she was known as Dr. Joyce. Joyce Brothers, the popular psychologist, columnist, and media personality, has died. She was 85. Longtime publicist Sanford Brokaw says Brothers died Monday in New York City. With a doctorate from Columbia University, she was a pioneer of the television advice show. Her celebrity took off in 1955 after she entered a television quiz show called The $64,000 Question. She became the only woman to ever win the show's top prize.In a broadcasting career spanning four decades, Brothers hosted syndicated radio shows, dispensing advice to callers. She
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Report: Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies

Report: Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies
Psychologist and advice columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers has died in New York of natural causes, according to The Associated Press. She was 85.

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The news source reports that Dr. Brothers' longtime publicist Sanford Brokaw confirmed the news on Monday.

In addition to her widely published column, Dr. Brothers also paved the way for television advice shows like Dr. Phil when in 1958 she became a licensed psychologist and hosted her own TV show on a local NYC station.

Dr. Brothers was also the author of What Every Woman Should Know About Men and Widowed -- the latter of which was written following the death of husband Milton Brothers in 1989. The couple was married for forty years and had one child, Lisa.

According to the AP, Dr. Brothers first gained fame by becoming the only woman to ever win the top prize on the game show The $64,000 Question. Joyce made many guest appearances over the years
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Dr. Joyce Brothers Dead -- Famous TV Psychologist Dies at 85

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Dr. Joyce Brothers -- once considered the most famous psychologist on the planet -- has died in NYC at the age of 85. Brothers became famous after winning "The $64,000 Question" game show in 1955 -- the show that triggered the game show scandal in the '50s. Brothers won by answering a series of questions on the subject of boxing -- and although there was a lot of talk that producers slipped her the answers, it was
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