Joan Lunden says that her prognosis is 'so promising.' (Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)
Joan Lunden reveals she has breast cancer
Former “Good Morning America” anchor Joan Lunden revealed to current GMA host Robin Roberts Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Lunden, who hosted GMA for nearly two decades, also posted a blog on her website detailing her journey. “Breast cancer is not something to be ashamed of or something that we should feel is taboo to discuss,” she wrote. “I have already begun my chemotherapy and I am blessed to have my husband Jeff and my three older daughters with me every step of the way.” Lunden, 63, also wrote that because of early detection her prognosis is “so promising.”
Detroit rapper to hand out free coneys
Hungry? Then pop on over to A Eagle’s Coney Island at 9122 Dexter in Detroit from 1-3 p.m. today, where Detroit rapper Earlly Mac will be on hand to give out 313 free coney dogs. Mac, a member of Big Sean’sFinally Famous clique, is promoting his new single “Something Crazy” (featuring Sebastian Mikael) and doing his part to give back to the city, one free coney at a time. Swing by and say hello!
Detroit musicians to headline Atlanta festival
Eminem and Jack White will headline the 2014 Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta. Mayor Hawthorne, another artist with Michigan roots, will also perform, along with Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Run-DMC, Lorde, Lana Del Ray and Iggy Azalea. Taking place at Piedmont Park, the festival is Sept. 19-20. Tickets, $125, go on sale Saturday.
KEM to host Steve Harvey's show today
Motown Records artist KEM will be the guest host of “Steve Harvey Morning Show” today while the comedian is on vacation. The syndicated radio show airs 6 a.m.-10 a.m. on Mix 92.3 (WMXD-FM).
'Dancing' star and J-Lo may be dating
Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez are rumored to be dating after reports of them flirting and dancing closely at a nightclub in a Connecticut casino. Chmerkovskiy won this past season of “Dancing with the Stars” with his partner, Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis (there were rumors he was dating her, too). TMZ pestered Chmerkovskiy about his relationship with J-Lo Tuesday, but he wasn’t very specific. When asked by a videographer if it was official, the handsome Ukrainian just laughed.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
Adam Graham contributed.