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Sir Ian McKellen and Cancer

Sir Ian McKellen at the New York Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Sir Ian McKellen at the New York Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

My mom was diagnosed with cancer this October past and the word has taken on a more personal meaning for me since then. I lost an uncle last month to lung cancer and my mother lost her brother. So it is with the deepest of sadnesses that I read that Sir Ian McKellen had had prostate cancer for the last six or seven years. He has mentioned that it is not life threatening.

“I have heard of people dying from prostate cancer, and they are the unlucky ones, the people who didn’t know they had got it and it went on the rampage. But at my age if it is diagnosed it’s not life threatening.”

“I’ve had prostate cancer for six or seven years,” McKellen told the Daily Mirror tabloid. “When you have got it you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn’t spread. But if it is contained in the prostate it’s no big deal.”

“I am examined regularly and it’s just contained, it’s not spreading. I’ve not had any treatment.”

He admitted he feared the worst when he heard he had the disease.

“You do gulp when you hear the news. It’s like when you go for an HIV test, you go ‘arghhh is this the end of the road?'”

Needless to say, with him returning as Gandalf, he has most certainly proven that it is NOT the end of the road.

I wish him all the very best, since he is not just an icon to me, but also my idol.

Cheers, Ian.


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New Covers on Entertainment Weekly

And here we have wonderful new cover stories in the soon to be released Entertainment Weekly magasin!

On stands tomorrow!

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A Sneak Peek! :D

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New Images from The Hobbit Films

So here we have a whole new spate of new images from The Hobbit app that Warner Bros released. Now I wish they would do this for android phones as well – I am not even going to ask for something for my Blackberry because I know that is not going to happen. But who knows? We are after all, talking about a realm where dragons fly. 馃檪 But apart from my meagre cribbing, let me get down directly to sharing the goodies that I gathered.


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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Annual 2013

I cannot quite contain my excitement. A few minutes ago I managed to catch theonering.net post on facebook about the newly released “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Annual 2013”. I immediately hurried to the online website I buy books from and placed my order for it. Why? Well, because this is the OFFICIAL Hobbit Annual, published in advance of the amazing new movie by Peter Jackson, packed with stills, characters and information from the movie sensation.

Join Bilbo Baggins on his unexpected journey across the wilds of Middle-earth with Gandalf the Wizard and a company of thirteen Dwarves! This Annual is the ideal gift for all Hobbit and movie fans. Full of character profiles, Hobbit activities and information, this is the perfect companion to the blockbuster movie.

Here are some of the images from the Annual.


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