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Dustin Hoffman Battles Cancer

posted 7 Aug 2013, 17:32 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 8 Aug 2013, 05:20 ]

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS/INTERSCOPE/MILLENNIUM FILMS) - Dustin Hoffman has undergone treatment for cancer, the Oscar-winner's publicist confirmed on Tuesday (August 6). Hoffman's publicist declined to say what kind of cancer or when the star was diagnosed. The news was first reported by People Magazine, which reported that his cancer had been "detected early and he has been surgically cured." The 75-year-old actor is set to undergo further preventative treatments to protect against the cancer returning.

Robin Thicke landed his first No. 1 album on Wednesday (August 7) as his latest record "Blurred Lines" topped the Billboard 200 album chart, led by the single of the same name that has become one of this summer's biggest hits. The album's lead single and title track, featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams, spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this summer.

The production company that owns the rights to the pornographic movie "Deep Throat" filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (August 6) to block distribution of the upcoming movie "Lovelace," a biography of the adult film's star. Arrow Productions Ltd, the owner of the rights to the 1972 film, filed a $10 million copyright lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against the producers of the movie and its distributor. The lawsuit contends that the production company used more than five minutes of footage from "Deep Throat" without a license or permission. "Lovelace" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is set to hit theaters August 9.