Singer raises prostate cancer awareness
ATLANTA -- Eddie Montgomery of the country duo Montgomery Gentry thought he was only getting a sore hip checked out when his doctor spotted a ''shadow'' on his X-ray. It turned out to be prostate cancer.
The singer was diagnosed in November, a time he describes as one of the most frightening of his life. But he was able to have the tumor surgically removed.
''When you hear the 'C' word, you don't believe it,'' said Montgomery, who is a father of three. ''You don't know how bad it is. I thought about my kids. It was tough to hear that I had gotten cancer. But we were able to find the cancer in its very early stage and had it removed. ... I'm glad I got tested early enough before it was too late.''
Now as a cancer survivor, the 47-year-old Montgomery and partner Troy Gentry want to bring awareness to the disease through a free concert. The concert is after the Atlanta Braves-Texas Rangers game today in support of Major League Baseball's contest, ''My Dad, My MVP.''
Prostate cancer survivors who registered through the Braves' website are able to attend the game for free. As part of Father's Day, the platinum-selling group will take part in an on-field ceremony for the ''My Dad, My MVP'' winner.
Douglas ex loses bid to revive lawsuit
NEW YORK -- Michael Douglas' ex-wife has lost a bid to revive her quest for half his ''Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'' earnings in a New York court, ending the latest episode in a bitter sequel to their multimillion-dollar divorce.
A Manhattan judge reiterated in a ruling Thursday that the cash clash belongs in California, where the couple divorced in 2000 after 23 years together. Cooper threw out Diandra Douglas's suit for the same reasons in November, but she asked him to reconsider.
''This court adheres to its original decision holding that the California court has exclusive jurisdiction over this dispute'' since a provision in their divorce deal says so, state Supreme Court Justice Matthew F. Cooper wrote.
Even before the decision, Diandra Douglas had filed a notice that she plans to appeal.