A few hours from now – Sunday morning in Melbourne, Australia – thousands of Aussies will take part in “Olivia’s Walk for Wellness’ bringing love and light to those with cancer. Continue reading “Olivia’s Walk For Wellness Benefiting the ONJ Wellness Center”
Academy Award winner Jane Fonda, 84, announced on social media she’s been diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading “Jane Fonda Diagnosed With ‘Very Treatable’ Cancer”
The worst news I think I’ve ever shared – Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away this morning at her home in Southern California this morning at the age of 73 surrounded by family and friends.
As longtime readers of The Randy Report know, my husband Michael has been Olivia’s publicist for more than 20 years. We’ve shared adventures, laughs and music with Olivia all over the world.
In addition to her glorious music and philanthropic efforts, Olivia has been a longtime LGBTQ ally. I was with her and Michael, in 2012, as she drafted her statement in support for marriage equality saying, “Love is love.” Continue reading “Dame Olivia Newton-John Passes Away At Age 73”
The Daily Mail (I know, I know, taken with a grain of salt…) reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been diagnosed with a ‘severe form of rapidly progressing cancer.’ Continue reading “Is Russian President Putin Battling ‘Severe Form of Cancer?’”
Today is the 13th anniversary of my cancer diagnosis.
On April 7, 2009, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. It’s funny how some dates become imprinted on your mind. Continue reading “Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary”
Some news items you might have missed:
• Queerty: Of course Todrick Hall is being a sore loser over ‘Celebrity Big Brother.’ And yes, he cancelled all of his interviews. Continue reading “News Round-Up: February 24, 2022”
Nightbirde, real name Jane Marczewski, wowed America’s Got Talent audiences last summer with her original song “It’s Ok,” which the singer shared was about her ongoing cancer journey. The performance ended in a standing ovation and a ‘golden buzzer’ from Simon Cowell himself. Continue reading “Nightbirde, Who Wowed AGT Audiences, Dies At Age Of 31”
Some news items you might have missed:
• The Hill: Andrew Napolitano (above) is out as a legal analyst at Fox News as he faces allegations of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed against the network. Napolitano allegedly “sexually harassed numerous young male employees during his tenure at Fox News,” according the lawsuit. Continue reading “News Round-Up: August 2, 2021”
I don’t watch America’s Got Talent on a regular basis, but I’m glad I saw this.
It’s best that I not explain anything in advance. Just watch and listen. You’ll know why.
And yes, I know I’m a tad behind.
In a vote reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program, only two members of the House voted against the measure: Republican Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.
The program provides life-saving services like marrow donations and blood transplants.
The TRANSPLANT Act passed the lower chamber in a resounding 415-2 vote on Thursday night. A further 12 lawmakers did not vote on the bill—including another freshman Republican, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina.
Under the bill, the National Marrow Donor Program would be reauthorized for a further five years. The program keeps an inventory of cord blood and a database of bone marrow donors for matches with patients diagnosed with leukemia and other fatal blood diseases.
In a statement, Rep. Greene’s spokesman Nick Dyer said: “Nothing in this bill prevents the funding of aborted fetal tissue by taxpayers. It opens the door for the NIH to use this bill to research the remains of babies who were murdered in the womb.”
Since arriving in Congress in January, both Greene and Boebert have made names for themselves as wacky QAnon believers.
Greene’s antics became so problematic for Republicans, she was removed from all of her committee assignments.
Folks on Twitter found it outrageous anyone could oppose a marrow donor program.
standing up for liberty means fighting bone marrow donors https://t.co/XoHWrvkNvF
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) April 16, 2021
I was a bone marrow donor in 1991 to an unrelated leukemia patient. I met him, his wife, & 4 year old son in 1992. He lived nearly 22 years after the donation. Below is the letter he wrote to me in 1992.
What is wrong with these people? pic.twitter.com/7fqCxIkzNb
— DudeDad (@DudeDadEsq) April 16, 2021
“I’m against helping people with cancer” is uhh… quite the strategy
— Dad Jokes Panda (@TrashPandaFTW) April 16, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert think buying automatic weapons should be easy but getting a bone marrow transplant should be made practically impossible. But tell me again how the GOP is the “party of life.”
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) April 16, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert voted against a national bone marrow registry. When asked to explain this cruelty, Marjorie replied, "It's because I'm even dumber and meaner than Lauren", to which Lauren added, "Wait, Lauren who?" pic.twitter.com/ebpgQssMx4
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) April 16, 2021
Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene were the only two who voted against reauthorizing the National Marrow Donor Program. It takes a special kind of evil to vote against leukemia patients.
— Amy Lynn ✡️🍭🌊 (@AmyAThatcher) April 16, 2021