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TLC star will document cancer battle

Klein & Arnold
Klein & Arnold

Jen Arnold, star of TLC’s The Little Couple, has decided to let cameras document her battle with cancer.

The Texas-based neonatologist, 39, is undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy, for an unknown type of rare cancer. “Jen is a doctor and teacher, and she saw this as an opportunity to educate and possibly help through sharing her story,” a TLC spokesperson tells People.

She and husband Bill Klein recently adopted son Will, 3, and daughter Zoey, 2.

‘Death’ suit

The yellow jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee in the movie Game of Death, his final film, has sold at a Hong Kong auction for $100,000. The yellow polyester suit with black stripes down the sides went to an unidentified telephone bidder at Spink auction house’s Thursday night sale.

It was part of a collection of 14 items of the martial-arts legend’s memorabilia that raised more than $258,000.

Heiress pleads

Billionaire candy heiress Jacqueline Badger Mars pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving charges stemming from a fatal accident in Virginia. Mars, 74, was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine; her license was suspended for six months.

Home invasion

L.A. police are investigating the fatal home-invasion shooting of a director who worked on America’s Next Top Model. The Los Angeles Times reports 42-year-old James Howe died and his wife was seriously wounded in the Nov. 27 attack. Police say Howe and his wife answered the door for what they thought was a lone salesman, but instead, two men and a woman forced their way inside. The couple’s 6-year-old son wasn’t harmed.

Let’s end this

Almost two years after J.Lo and Marc Anthony split, the singer-actress finally has responded to his divorce petition, TMZ reports. In documents, Lopez requests that her legal name go back to Jennifer Lopez as opposed to her married name Jennifer Muniz, Anthony’s birth name.

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    Ex ‘Ice Road Truckers’ star faces felony charges

    Well, this reality star didn’t get vetted too well: Tim Zickuhr, who used to costar as a one of the drivers on the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, extortion and coercion after police say he kidnapped a prostitute from Las Vegas, reports TMZ. The woman (aka Snow White) told police her client threatened to kill her if she didn’t repay $1,000 that he believed she stole from him. Zickuhr will have his day in court next month. No comment from History Channel folks.

  • Bieber seeks delay in Fla. DUI trial

    MIAMI (AP) – Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

Miami playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney has received a $275,000 Doris Duke Artist Award.

    La vida local

    Mag: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods’ ex wife are friends

    No bad blood here. Though Elin Nordegren is unlikely to befriend one of her ex-husband Tiger Woods’ conquests (even though we’re sure that Perkins waitress was/is a great human being), Us Weekly is reporting Nordegren has no issue with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. In fact, the two are friends. Not besties by a stretch, but after spending time doing parental things, the two have found they get along. A source tells the mag: “You'd think it would be weird, but ... they talk all the time. Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman.”

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