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Tom Hanks reveals he has diabetes

 
 
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01:  Tom Hanks attends 2013 Tony Awards: The Meet The Nominees Press Junket at the Millenium Hilton on May 1, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Tom Hanks attends 2013 Tony Awards: The Meet The Nominees Press Junket at the Millenium Hilton on May 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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Oscar-winner Tom Hanks has Type 2 diabetes. And he’s had it a while, he told David Letterman Monday on Late Night.

The Captain Phillips star, 57, admitted that he has been dealing with high blood sugar since he was 36 but joked that he’s “graduated.”

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease and can be managed with diet and exercise.

Other celebrities with diabetes: new mom Halle Berry, Randy Jackson, Drew Carey and Paula Deen.

In Hanks’ case, he told Dave that weight management is key. The six-foot actor famously shed pounds for roles in Philadelphia (as a lawyer with AIDS) and Castaway (as a marooned FedEx worker) so knows how it’s done.

White in wax

Actress and animal lover Betty White is joining the collection in wax at the Madame Tussauds museum in Washington. The museum says a new wax figure of the 91-year-old will be unveiled Wednesday. Washington Humane Society to pay homage to the Hot in Cleveland star’s passion for animals.

Wedding antics

Will Bam Margara keep acting like a Jackass now that’s he married? The MTV personality married aspiring model Nicole Boyd in Reykjavik, Iceland, over the weekend on stage at the Random Hero Festival, a charity concert. You can see the romantic ceremony (?) all go down in a video he posted on YouTube. The groom wore a hoodie and cape.

Staying friendly

Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti may have split in January after 11 years of marriage but that doesn’t mean she stopped caring. The actress rushed to her estranged husband’s side as soon as she heard about the Scottish race car driver’s accident at the Houston Grand Prix on Sunday.

She tweeted her thanks to caring fans.

Talk show wars

Is it the Bravo curse? Seems as if Bethenny Frankel’s talk show may not be long for this world because the outspoken single mom hasn’t been able to nab big time celebrities on her Ellen Degeneres-produced ABC show. Insiders tell RadarOnline that major “gets” like Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow don’t want to be affiliated with a former Real Housewives star.

Queen Latifah, on the other hand, is basking in strong ratings with her daytime show, which has seen interviews so far with Jamie Foxx, John Travolta, Jake Gyllenhaal and Will Smith.

True blue

A Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom divorce may not be imminent after all.

Kardashian implied Monday on Twitter that she was in it for the long haul. “If I love u. Its a deep 4ever love. Ride til the end,” posted the 29-year-old whose family reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians is rumored to be in danger due to Odom’s alleged drug use. “It’s simply called love. I take it seriously. Don’t judge unless u r in it.”"

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