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Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Roseanne Barr is going blind due to illnesses

Comedian Roseanne Barr told the Daily Beast that she was going blind due to macular degeneration and glaucoma. She says that while her doctors haven't given her a time frame on when she may completely lose her eye sight, she says "my vision is closing in now." She adds that she uses marijuana to relieve the pressure in her eyes. The "domestic goddess" says she'll miss reading. "Well, I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me," she said "But I like words and I like looking. You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible, y'know, living it up. My dad had it, too." Barr is a judge on the NBC show "Last Comic Standing." Season 9 premieres May 21.

Jon Stewart sets final show date

At the end of Monday's "The Daily Show" broadcast comedian Jon Stewart revealed that his final date as host will be Aug. 6. The show will go on hiatus for the rest of the summer. Stewart announced in February that he would be leaving the iconic news satire show after 16 years. Stewart took over fro Craig Kilborn in 1999. Comedian Trevor Noah will take over for Stewart at a date to be determined.

Cissy Houston: Bobbi Kristina's brain damage is "irreversible"

Days after Bobby Brown insisted Bobbi Kristina (his daughter with the late Whitney Houston) had woken up from a medically induced coma, Cissy Houston told TMZ that is not the case. "While she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive," Houston, who is Bobbi Kristina's grandmother, told TMZ. "Understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me." Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home in January.

"Full House" reboot on Netflix

John Stamos announced on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this week that he will star in and produce a new version of late 1980s, early '90s family sitcom "Full House." "Fuller House" will air as a 13-episode series on Netflix next year. The comedy is set to star Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Candace Cameron-Bure (DJ Tanner), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) and Andrea Barber (neighbor Kimmy Gibbler). No word yet on if Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen will reprise their shared role as baby Michelle.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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