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    Here is an excerpt (actually almost the entire article) from an interview with Valerie Bertinelli in the latest issue of TV Guide:

    Although she spent most of her life in front of the cameras, three years ago Bertinelli decided to step back from the career that often overwhelmed her (her post-Day resume includes 14 TV-movies, two short-lived sit-coms and two miniseries). But she was lured back to film the CBS TV-movie Personally Yours, a romantic comedy costarring Jeffrey Nordling of Once and Again.
    "It was a blast," she says. "Then I came home and it was right back to what I really do." What she really does may come as a surprise: She attends soccer games (son Wolfie, 9, recently played goalie for the first time) and school events and watches TV with her rock-star husband, Eddie Van Halen (they loved Survivor). "We're really pretty normal," she says. "We were excited about going to the reopening of a local market. We got a sitter. I'm not kidding."
    She may be low-key, but her life isn't boring. She is, after all, Valerie Van Halen. A recovering alcoholic and former smoker, Eddie Van Halen, 45, had his hip replaced in November 1999 and two months later had a precancerous growth on his tongue removed. He later participated in a clinical trial at Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.
    "When the doctor said, 'If you want to save the rest of your tongue and jaw, I suggest you quit smoking,' he said, 'OK,'" recalls Bertinelli, who quit smoking 15 years ago. "I'm very proud of him." The surgery didn't affect his speech; she even teases him about it. "When we have an argument, I say, 'Why don't you have another cigarette, get a bit more cut off?' We have a very warped sense of humor." Perhaps that's why they've stayed married 19 years. "We're both stubborn," she says. "And we see a really good therapist together twice a month."
    Bertinelli has also adjusted nicely to Hollywood's most feared milestone: She turned 40 in April. The once perky girl is now a woman with curves she no longer struggles to lose. "Whatever I look like, I look like," she says (and for the record, she looks great). "This is me"



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    great post michelle! thanks for sharing it.

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    No prob

    I think it's great that Ed finally quit smoking (wish I had the will-power to do that).

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    hey.. we posted the same thing in the same time... nice!


    (see my post in main VH discussion)

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    Who would have thought that TV Guide would be the one to print something confirming that Eddie is ok???

    Wonder why the website couldn't say as much?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by batch:
    hey.. we posted the same thing in the same time... nice!


    (see my post in main VH discussion)
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    Great minds think alike, eh?


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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kat:
    Who would have thought that TV Guide would be the one to print something confirming that Eddie is ok???
    Wonder why the website couldn't say as much?
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    I was thinking the exact same thing.
    Gawd forbid the official website give us anything other than new wolfgang colors.

    Its really sad when in the year 2000 we have to read info on our favoright band out of the fucking TV Guide

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    TV guide huh? What's a subscription to that bad boy worth??

    *Clinging franticly to anything even vaugely resembling legit info*



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    Thumbs up ! One of the greatest post on yhe links here !


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    You know, thinking about that quote, it definitely makes all those old rumors very confused.

    So basically he had tongue surgery AND went only to a preventive therapy?

    *scratches his head*

    I'm confused on the details, but point is our man is okay.

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    Bottom line is this: Edward had a growth removed from his tongue and it appears they caught it early. Despite this being down-played by official releases,etc., it's a very serious matter. Looks like he's okay at present.

    On the bright side, having Ed face a "quit smoking or else" situation may be the best thing that's ever happened to him.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by OLO:
    I was thinking the exact same thing.
    Gawd forbid the official website give us anything other than new wolfgang colors.

    Its really sad when in the year 2000 we have to read info on our favoright band out of the fucking TV Guide

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    I hear that, man. Why couldn't the friggin' website update us on this? If it was such a personal matter, then why is it showing up in TV Guide, of all places?

    What the fuck??


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    The Official Site is mainly for news about the band and their music. Not their personal lives. It's up to Eddie, or in this case, Val, to reveal that kind of info as they see fit. Which has now been done.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MichelleWms:
    The Official Site is mainly for news about the band and their music. Not their personal lives. It's up to Eddie, or in this case, Val, to reveal that kind of info as they see fit. Which has now been done.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I am not trying to start shit, I swear...but if the website is not for personal information, then why do they have bios on the band memebers? That's personal information. Plus, I think that Eddie being sick or not sick is relevant to the current status of the band. IMO it's relative info that the official website could and should comment on.

    Honest, MichelleWms...I am not trying to start a war of words here. Seems there has been enough of that lately! I'm really a nice guy, I swear! (just don't ask my ex-girlfriend about that! ) Just a humble opinion of a (somewhat) intelligent fan.



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    Don't underestimate the time it takes to recuperate from surgery such as a hip replacement...especially to the point of being able to physically handle a major tour...and also, how many of you heavy smokers out there have ever tried to give up cigarettes...jeez, just try to be around a person that is trying to quit is like, well, very hard.
    Let's be patient and Edward and the boys will say something soon.

 

 

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