Rapper Guru from Gang Starr in coma

Guru, the rapper from Gang Starr, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack Sunday and will undergo surgery Monday.    In a Sirus radio interview, Gang Starr partner, DJ Premier, mentioned the 43-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keith Elam, is receiving treatment at a New York hospital, reports Billboard.

Louis Gossett Jr. diagnosed with prostate cancer

Academy Award winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. announced Tuesday that he was battling prostate cancer.  The 73-year-old actor said the disease was caught early and he expects to make a full recovery.
He said he wanted to go public “to set an example for the large number of African-American men who are victims of this disease because of the comparatively low emphasis in our community on preventive examinations and early treatment.”
Gossett won a supporting actor Oscar for his role as Sgt. Emil Foley in the 1982 romantic drama “An Officer and A Gentleman” starring Richard Gere.  He will also appear in the upcoming Tyler Perry comedy “Why Did I Get Married Too” in April.

The Rock works to fight diabetes


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is encouraging families to become more active in order to combat diabetes, reports People.  The action star and former pro wrestler is the new national ambassador for the Diabetes Aware campaign, which hopes to reach the 24 million Americans with the disease.

“I want to encourage families to be active and eat right,” says Johnson, who is dad to 8-year-old daughter Simone Alexander. “Small steps can go a long way in managing diabetes, its complications, and raising healthy, active children.”