Yesterday, ESPN ran a feature story on NFL star Charles Tillman and his young daughter’s fight to survive a deadly undetected heart muscle disease called Cardiomyopathy.
During the interview, Tillman and his wife Jackie ,discuss the pain and sorrow they endured while having to watch their daughter Tianna use an experimental artificial heart device to live while waiting for a heart transplant.
NBA star Lebron James takes ESPN’s Rachel Nichols back to his hometown of Akron, Ohio. James discussed the struggles of growing up in the low income area and showed Nichols the apartment he grew up in high school. Also, he talked about not having any contact with his biological father as a kid and giving back to the low income children in the neighborhood.
R&B singer Robin Thicke stopped by the “Chelsea Lately Show” to promote his new album “Love After War.”
Last week, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley was introduced as the newest spokesperson for Weight Watchers’ new online campaign aimed strictly at men.
During his exclusive introduction interview, the TNT basketball analyst said that after retiring from the league in 2000, he packed on 100 pounds to his 6’ ft. 6” frame, ballooning to a whopping 350 pounds.
Barkley said he got his ‘wake up call’ when he paid a trip to the doctor.
“The doctor said, ‘Hey, dude, if you don’t lost some weight, you’re either going to get diabetes, have a stroke or drop dead. It’s either A, B, or C,” Barkley told USA Today.
As a result, Weight Watchers approached Barkley, and signed him on for the organization’s newest campaign entitled “Lose Like a Man.”
“I felt bloated and big,” says Barkley, who said he lost 14 pounds on his own, then shed another 27 pounds with the help of Weight Watchers.
Earlier this week, NBA star Chris Bosh and wife Adrienne Williams-Bosh hosted the second annual “Christmas with Chris Bosh” in Miami. The Miami Heat star Bosh and his non-profit organization, Team Tomorrow Inc. brought Christmas to 100 kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami, After School All Stars, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami and Chapman Partnerships.
Recently, HipHollywood.com caught up with some of your favorites celebs such as “Atlanta Housewives” Phaedra Parks, Keri Hilson, Melanie Fiona, “Basketball Wives” Tami Roman, Amber Rose and many more to find out what they are doing for the Christmas holiday.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews top 10 CNN Hero Diane Latiker and presenter Ice Cube about her program called “Kids Off the Block” at the “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.”