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Michael J. Fox Laughs About Parkinson's, Doesn't Let It Define Him!

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We're pretty sure there isn't a more decent human being in Hollywood than Michael J. Fox.

Everyone was heartbroken with his Parkinson's diagnosis years ago when he announced it, because it wasn't actually a very publicized disease before he got it. We all reacted like it was a death sentence and that it was the saddest thing ever.

We were wrong!

Michael is not only thriving and surviving, but he helps fund Parkinson's research, all the while never really disappearing from the public eye! He has stayed humble about it, and now we're finding out that he even laughs about it, as he doesn't ever want the disease to define him!

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Michael J. Fox Talks Parkinson's And Returning To TV

Michael J. Fox has been fighting Parkinson's disease for over two decades now!!

He's being fighting it inside his own body as well as through his charity, The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Recently, the acting bug has been creeping up on him, and he's been increasing his number of cameo roles on shows like The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

He's finally jumping all the way back into working in a new NBC sitcom where he'll play

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Michael J. Fox On Ellen: Incredible Outlook On Life, Thankful He Didn't Have A Baby In A Tree

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Michael J. Fox has to be the nicest dude in Hollywood, and there is no way he could ever be that if he didn't have such a positive outlook on life.

Just because he has Parkinson's disease does NOT mean he can't enjoy everything and everyone around him!

That's exactly what he told Ellen when she wanted to talk about how he was doing, his upcoming show, and his kids.

He truly is an inspiration!

Check out the interview (above), because you know you love him!

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Michael J. Fox Raises Millions For Parkinson's Research At NYC Benefit

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Michael J. Fox joined forces with a host of comedians, musicians, filmmakers, actors and politicians on Saturday night to raise money for fighting Parkinson's disease.

"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's…" combined music and comedy to raise $4.1 million for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research!

The evening at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York City was hosted by The Daily Show's John Oliver and featured comedian Mike Birbiglia with special guest Ricky Gervais!

Guests were also entertained by rapper Kid Cudi and special musical guest Joan Jet, who was able to lure Michael onto the stage for a rare Back To The Future moment where he shredded his guitar alongside the rock icon.

Sounds like a blast and we wish we were there!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Family Ties On The Top Of The Empire State Building!

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Sweet! They look like they had a lot of fun together!

On Friday, Michael J. Fox and his daughter, Esme, threw on the switch to light up the Empire State Building orange and white to raise awareness for the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Obviously, it was fun as well as influential. We hope a lot of people saw that beacon over the weekend and actually understood it's meaning.

Check out more pics of Michael with his little lady in the gallery (below).

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Michael J Fox & Polo Ralph Lauren Design For A Cure

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Polo Ralph Lauren is kicking off Parkinson's Awareness Month right!

The clothing label has teamed up with Michael J Fox to design a limited edition dog tag for charity.

The vintage nickel-plated brass tag is inscribed with "Be Bold" and "Be Inspired" to offer "a simple yet meaningful way to get involved and express solidarity with the millions of Parkinson’s patients and their loved ones worldwide".

All proceeds from the $95 inspirational bauble will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

[Image courtesy of Vanity Fair.]

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51-Year-Old Claims Medicine Made Him A ‘Gay Sex Addict’

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51-Year-Old Claims Medicine Made Him A ‘Gay Sex Addict’

Um… what?!

A 51-year-old married father of two is suing GlaxoSmithKline for the consequences he suffered allegedly from taking Requip, a drug meant to treat Parkinson’s disease.

Didier Jambart lives in France and claims that he became both a gambling and gay sex addict after he started taking the drug. According to Jambart’s attorney, he tried to commit suicide three times after losing the family’s money to online gambling.

Jambart says that he became a “compulsive gay sex addict and began exposing himself on the Internet and cross-dressing.” He is seeking $610,000 in damages.

While all of this sounds crazy, (according to Jambart’s attorney) GlaxoSmithKline added the following warning labels to the drug in 2006, one year after Jambart stopped taking it:

– Tell your doctor if you have ever had an urge to gamble that was difficult to control and if you have or have ever had unexpected daytime sleepiness or a sleep disorder other than restless legs syndrome; high or low blood pressure; a psychotic disorder (mental illness that causes abnormal thinking or perceptions); or heart, liver, or kidney disease

– You should know that some people who took medications such as ropinirole developed gambling problems or other intense urges or behaviors that were compulsive or unusual for them, such as increased sexual urges or behaviors. There is not enough information to tell whether the people developed these problems because they took the medication or for other reasons. Call your doctor if you have an urge to gamble that is difficult to control, you have intense urges, or you are unable to control your behavior.

Our problem with all of this is that he clearly waited WAY too long to seek out help. Why didn’t he try to figure out what was going on before he had gambled his family’s money away? Also, we’re going to take a shot in the dark here and guess that he had some gay urges BEFORE he started taking the drug.

No matter what the alleged side-effects of a drug are, we’re positive none of them are, “makes you gay!”

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