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This Week In Entertainment: Michael J Fox, XMen, and More

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Michael J. Fox Reveals New Health Scare

In an article published Friday, ‘Back to the Future’ star Michael J Fox revealed that he underwent spinal surgery last April. After doctors diagnosed him with Parkinson’s in 1991, he immediately started trying to find a cure. However, he also was having recurring problems with his spine. “…All of a sudden I started falling — a lot. It was getting ridiculous. I was trying to parse what was the Parkinson’s and what was the spinal thing,” he said.

He was originally supposed to return to work in August, but he suffered another fall. He recalled, “I woke up, walked into the kitchen to get breakfast, misstepped and I went down. I fractured the hell out of my arm. I ended up getting 19 pins and a plate. It was such a blow.”

New Dark Phoenix Trailer Released

The trailer to the latest X-Men installment, Dark Phoenix, released on Friday. In order to understand the new timeline, the original X-Men movies must be thrown out the window. The trailer opens with the titular character Jean Grey arriving at Xavier’s school after an accident. Xavier suppressed the memory of the accident, which killed her parents, and gives her cause to become the Dark Phoenix.

Now, the trailer also nods to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During a scene with three armored guards, the letters MCU can be seen on their uniforms. This could mean mutant containment unit, but it could also reference the MCU and Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Nintendo announced the newest addition to the Pokemon series, Pokemon Sword and Shield. The game is set in the new Galar region, and contains more diverse environments. These include idyllic countrysides, contemporary cities, thick forests, and snow-covered mountains. Nintendo set the release for late 2019 on the Switch. Preorders of the game are available on Amazon.

Dennis Day Missing Since July

Original Mickey Mouse Club Moueketeer Dennis Day has been missing since July. Day starred in the House of Mouse show in the 1950’s, and family reported him missing in July 2018. “There was no evidence of a crime [where he disappeared],” Lt Jeff Price said. Day is 5-feet, 7-inches tall with graying brown hair and weighs around 150 pounds. Any person with information is asked to call (888) 960-6450.

Katherine Helmond Dead At 89

Tony-winning actress Katherine Helmond, who played the Tate matriarch on the 1970s comedy “Soap” and starred on “Who’s the Boss?” died February 23. Reports said she passed of Alzheimer’s complications at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 89. Over the course of her career, she received four Best Actress Emmy Award nominations and two Supporting Actress Emmy nominations.

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