Celebrity chef Sandra Lee says she is cancer free and feeling good months after a double mastectomy. The 49-year-old Food Network star shared the news Tuesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Lee was hospitalized last month and had to have additional surgery after struggling with infection following her original operation in May.
She made her first public appearance since then on Sunday, when she walked the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
Lee says she will wait until next year to decide whether to undergo reconstructive surgery.
Lee is also a cookbook author and magazine publisher. She is the longtime partner of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The couple shares a home in Westchester County.
DiCaprio to shed fossil fuel investments
Leonardo DiCaprio is joining a campaign to use investment decisions to fight global warming by shedding his own fossil fuel investments. The actor joined members of the Divest-Invest Coalition in New York on Tuesday as it made the announcement on his behalf. A leader of the effort, Ellen Dorsey, said DiCaprio planned to divest his own and his foundation’s fossil fuel holdings. The coalition says organizations, companies, state and local governments and individuals worth $2.6 trillion have pledged to reduce or eliminate their fossil fuel investments. That’s 50 times the size of commitments it counted last year.
getting out the vote: Singer Janelle Monae has some advice for people who avoid registering to vote: Don’t treat it like going to the dentist. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Monae teamed up with the White House on Tuesday to try to motivate more people to register to vote. Monae says that as an artist, there’s nothing more important to her than her voice. And she says that in the political process, voting gives people a voice.
off-broadway return: Her “Covert Affairs” now over, Piper Perabo will next be returning to the stage. The Golden Globe nominee is set to star in the New York premiere of “Lost Girls” by John Pollono at MCC Theater. The play is about a divorced couple forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions when their 17-year-old daughter goes missing during a winter storm. Previews begin Oct. 22. The cast also includes Ebon Moss-Bachrach of HBO’s “Girls,” Megan Fahey from “Next to Normal” and Tasha Lawrence of “Good People.”
reprisal: The sun hasn’t yet set on Glenn Close in “Sunset Boulevard.” Two decades after the show opened on Broadway, Close is to star in a London run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about a faded Hollywood star. Close will play Norma Desmond for 43 performances at the English National Opera’s Coliseum theater starting April 1. Close won a Tony Award in 1995 for the Broadway production of the musical, based on Billy Wilder’s 1950 film.