August 4th, 2008 19:26 EST
Christina Applegate Has Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Christina Applegate, 36, is best known for playing Kelly Bundy on the FOX sit-com, Married with Children.
Christina`s career is not a case of life imitating art, she`s nothing like the air head Kelly Bundy character. Christina makes news because of the quality of her work, not due to any off-screen shenanigans.
Applegate is an Emmy Award-winning actress who has enjoyed considerable success on TV as well as on the big screen.
"Christina Applegate is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, but the disease was caught early and the actress is expected to fully recover, her publicist said.
The Emmy winner`s cancer was detected through an MRI ordered by a doctor and is not life-threatening, publicist Ame Van Iden said in a statement Saturday.
Applegate is scheduled to appear on a one-hour television special, "Stand Up To Cancer," to be aired on ABC, CBS and NBC on Sept. 5 to raise funds for cancer research.
The 36-year-old actress has been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the show "Samantha Who?", in which she plays a woman who wakes from a coma with no memory of who she is."
Quotation from the Associated Press
Young girls often imitate the foolish and risky behavior of Hollywood dipsticks like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. I wish instead they would pattern themselves after successful and intelligent entertainers like Applegate.
At the very least young women should follow Applegate`s example and see a physician on a regular basis, and take periodic breast exams.
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