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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Get Low' Held At The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences

Delta Burke Tuesday 27th July 2010 Los Angeles Premiere of 'Get Low' held at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Beverly Hills, California

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Burke Speaks Out About Depression


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American actress Delta Burke's spell in hospital is the result of a lifetime battle with anxiety and depression.
The 51-year-old star checked herself into a clinic earlier this month to battle obsessive compulsive disorder and "hoarding".
Speaking for the first time since, Burke reveals she has suffered anxiety attacks since she was in kindergarten and has been depressed since she was 13.
She claims her problems escalated after doctors prescribed her a number of drugs to combat her symptoms.
Burke tells Entertainment Tonight, "I was on five different kinds of medication. After a couple of years the meds stopped working. I needed an adjustment under a physician's care. I was being proactive. Now I'm on two medications."
She reveals she contemplated suicide during her darkest time, on the set of U.S. sitcom Designing Women: "It was a very desperate time. I was parked in the car in the Hills with a gun and a bottle of Xanax beside me, trying to recover from harsh words said in the tabloids. I just wanted the pain to go away. I didn't want to die. If I ever really wanted to be dead, I'd be dead."
She adds of her OCD, "At one time I had 27 storage units. I don't have a big enough house! My mom had it, it's my mother's fault! She saved the diaper I came home from the hospital in!
"I want people to pursue mental help the same as they would pursue physical help, like cancer. I will be the face of depression."

Delta Burke Not In Psychiatric Hospital


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LATEST: A representative for beloved American TV star Delta Burke has denied she checked into a psychiatric hospital to seek mental health treatment.
The 51-year-old actress - who is famed for her role in 1980s U.S. comedy Designing Women - was reported to have checked into hospital to help cure her acute obsessive compulsive disorder and "hoarding".
However, Gerald MCRaney, a spokesman for the star, insists she is not in a psychiatric institution.
He tells People.com, "Delta is in a clinic - not a psych ward - to adjust medication. This is something she does one or twice a year. The tabloids have blown it up as if she's landed in a mental institution.
"It's not true."
And MCRaney is unsure how long the actress will remain at the facility.
He adds, "Based on past experience, it's anywhere from three days to two weeks. They eliminate everything and then monitor her as they reintroduce the same drugs or new drugs, then see how she responds."

Hoarder Delta Burke Checks Into Psychiatric Hospital


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Beloved American TV star Delta Burke has checked into a psychiatric hospital in a desperate bid to conquer her obsessive-compulsive disorder and "hoarding" issues.
The 51-year-old actress - who is famed for her role in U.S. comedy Designing Women in the late 1980s - admits she feared becoming one of those sad women who die under a pile of collected newspapers and bric-a-brack.
She tells TMZ.com, "I was on so many medications and they just weren't working and I knew I needed to get my meds worked out. I was on five (different medications).
"We were thinking the mania hadn't been properly diagnosed.
"I have severe depression. I knew I had general anxiety and I knew I had problems with obsessive compulsion and the hoarding, which I really want to work on.
"Have you seen those shows where they don't find the body for days? And they go in to clean up, and it's stacks of newspapers up to the ceiling? That's hoarding, and I hate it."

Nashville Station Uninvites Stars Of Gay-oriented Plays


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A Nashville CBS affiliate has canceled the appearances of actors Delta Burke and Leslie Jordan on a local talk show in order to avoid offending the show's "very conservative viewership," TMZ.com reported Thursday. According to the website, the two performers were to have appeared on WTVF's Talk of the Town to promote two gay-themed plays in which they are appearing in Nashville. However, they later received an email saying that the producers, "after closely reviewing the subject matter of the two plays ... have decided that it would not be in the best interest of Talk of the Town to [have] an actor come on the show to discuss the plays." The two plays, Southern Baptist Sissies and Sordid Lives, by writer-producer-director Del Shores, have won numerous awards.


17/11/2006

Good Boy! Review


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Man's best friend: an expression used for ages to describe the relationship between people and their dogs. Rarely has there been a need to question a canine's faith, but after watching Good Boy!, it makes me wonder if what we've been saying for years is right.

Twelve year-old Owen Baker (Liam Aiken) has spent his summer break walking the neighborhood dogs to prove to his parents (Molly Shannon and Kevin Nealon) that he is responsible enough to have a dog of his own. The dog Owen eventually adopts, which he names Hubble, proves to be much smarter than the ordinary canine; Hubble instantly knows how to sit, stay, roll over, and even play dead. Based on his previous training experience, Owen finds this degree of intelligence extremely odd. In search of answers, late one night Owen follows Hubble into the woods near their home; there he sees his new dog communicating with a bright light in the sky.

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What Women Want Review


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If you looked like Mel Gibson, being able to read women's minds wouldn't be too imperative. Just give 'em those baby blues and flash those pearly whites, and you're in, baby. Or so you'd think. In What Women Want, directed by relationship comedy veteran Nancy Meyers, Gibson's character gets the real scoop on what the fairer sex thinks about him, and boy, is he in trouble. But his problems are the viewer's fortune.

As all-star Chicago ad man Nick Marshall, Gibson is awash in the stereotypical world of a man's man. Ogling chicks, living high on the hog, and being a major player is his life. He has unending self-confidence just because he can bed babes, but ho, what he doesn't know....

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McRaney Thanks Wife For Saving Him


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American TV actor Gerald McRaney credits his actress wife Delta Burke with saving his life, after she convinced him to see a doctor who then diagnosed him with lung cancer.

The cancer was spotted at an early stage, the lump safely removed, and now nearly a year on, he is back to full health and ready to return to filming period series DEADWOOD, in which he plays mining magnate GEORGE HEARST.

He says, "I'm feeling terrific. Medical science, God and a nagging wife saved my life.

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What Women Want Review


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You know how in testosterone-charged action movies an explosion will be shown over and over again in slow motion, and from four or five different angles? The ultimate sign of a guy movie, right?

Well, in "What Women Want" -- a romantic comedy starring Mel Gibson as a man who can hear women's thoughts -- director Nancy Meyers shows, on more than one occasion, Mel passionately kissing Helen Hunt in slow-mo and from four or five different angles.

Yes, what I'm saying is that "What Women Want" is very possibly the chickiest chick flick of all time.

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