Hollywood A-listers are jumping on the marriage bandwagon following the historic Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and kill Prop 8.
You don't have to wait until October to become aware. Learn how you can become "Breast-Aware" now!
Breast health and awareness is important at all ages, not just after 40. Second to skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found in women. Every woman needs to know if they are at risk. In recognition of Women's Health Month, here are some easy ways to become more aware of your breasts:
Understand your risk level: Know your family's health history and talk to your doctor about your personal risk of breast cancer.
Screenings: Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are a higher risk. If you're 40 or older, have a mammogram every year. If you're 20 or older, have a clinical breast exam at least every three years.
Know what's normal for you: See your doctor right away if you notice any of the following breast changes:
--Lump, hard knot or thickening
--Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
--Change in size or shape
--Dimpling of puckering of the skin
--Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
Rocker Melissa Etheridge has moved on from her split with wife Tammy and is now dating "Nurse Jackie" creator Linda Wallem.
"Melissa and Linda have been best friends for over 10 years," a source told People.com, adding that Wallem served as Etheridge's "best man" at her 2003 wedding to Tammy. "They got together three months after Melissa and Tammy broke up, and are now in a committed relationship. They're happy."
Melissa and Tammy filed for divorce early last year and became embroiled in a legal battle over finances and custody of their 4-year-old twins, Johnnie Rose and Miller, but according to the source, "Everybody really is in a better place now."
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It seems like everyone in Tinseltown is heading for Splitsville!
Just this week, Mel Gibson, Larry King and Melissa Etheridge have all called it quits with their long-time loves.
Check out the other A-list couples who decided to go their separate ways this year.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Now, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, survivors Christina Applegate and Melissa Etheridge share their survival stories with "Extra."
Check out more information about "Extra's" Think Pink campaign here.
Singer Melissa Etheridge performed at Universal City's Hard Rock Café to launch Pinktober -- the restaurant's month long breast cancer awareness program.
"Extra" lifechanger and surgical breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk sat down with Melissa to talk about the crooner's diagnosis four years ago -- and offered sound advice for women suffering from breast cancer.
For women diagnosed with the disease, Etheridge says, "I would suggest just talking about it -- communication is huge." Melissa also says it's okay to let your guard down around loved ones. "If you're just diagnosed I'd suggest letting people take care of you. Let them -- they want to."
Melissa also revealed how she and her partner Tammy Lynn Michaels broke the news to their children. "We actually started then and said, 'Mama has a lump in her breast and this lump could be many things, but we need to check and see what it is -- because if it has a cold it might spread to her whole body and be really bad for it.'"
The singer stated that she and Tammy -- who have four tots, two of which Melissa had with her former partner Julie Cypher -- plan to tie the knot. "We have four children and we're trying to find the right time now actually to go down and do it -- is where we're at," laughs Etheridge.
Hard Rock's Pinktober items will be sold exclusively at select Hard Rock International properties worldwide, including Cafes, Hotels, Casinos, Park and online at HardRock.com.
The stars are aligning in Hollywood on Friday, as celebrities flock together to "Stand Up to Cancer." Jennifer Aniston, James Taylor, Scarlett Johansson, Meryl Streep, David Cook, Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Charles Barkley, America Ferrera, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Forest Whitaker, Jimmy Fallon, and Keanu Reeves are expected to appear at the event.
Diva Mariah Carey will be singing for the cause, along with fellow crooners Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. They will be performing "Just Stand Up," the charitable single supporting the cause. Keep Reading...