LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress and ovarian cancer survivor Kathy Bates told People.com she was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago.
"After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy," Bates, 64, told the magazine.
"Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and, thankfully, this is no exception."
The actress said she is optimistic about her recovery and eager to resume her career.
"My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time," she said. "I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love to do."
Bates won a Best Actress Oscar in 1991 for her work in the film "Misery." She was most recently seen on the small screen in "Two and a Half Men," "Harry's Law" and "The Office." Her 1997 movie "Titanic" was released this week for the first time on Blu-ray and she will compete in two categories at this month's Emmy Awards ceremony.
Prince William hopes for 2 kids with Kate
LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince William said in Singapore he would like to have two children with his wife Kate.
The couple married in a lavish royal wedding in April 2011 after dating for several years.
The BBC said Queen Elizabeth II's grandson was asked during the second day of his and Kate's Diamond Jubilee tour to Singapore how many children he would like to have.
The British broadcaster quoted a teenage eyewitness as saying William responded he is thinking about having two.
Publicist: Clooney, Kiebler still together
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- George Clooney's publicist says the Hollywood actor is still dating actress and former wrestler Stacy Keibler, his girlfriend of more than a year.
Britain's The Sun newspaper reported the couple had broken up because Clooney, 51, did not want to commit to Kiebler, 32.
"A story published by a London tabloid, The Sun, concerning George Clooney and Stacy Keibler [is] not true," Clooney's representative told UsMagazine.com. "[The story is a] total fabrication designed to sell newspapers."
'North' tops U.S. album chart
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Matchbox Twenty's "North" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions," followed by Lecrae's "Gravity" at No. 3, the "Now 43" compilation CD at No. 4 and Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" at No. 5.
Rounding out the top tier are Maroon 5's "Overexposed" at No. 6, 2 Chainz's "Based on a T.R.U. Story" at No. 7, TobyMac's "Eye On It" at No. 8, Trey Songz's "Chapter V" at No. 9 and Cat Power's "Sun" at No. 10.
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