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E! Apologizes For Golden Globes 'Fun Fact' About Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's Diagnosis


During their broadcast of the Golden Globes this weekend, the E! Entertainment network mentioned actor Michael J. Fox's 1991 Parkinson's Disease diagnosis as a "fun fact" — because getting diagnosed with a neuro-degenerative disease that causes involuntary shaking and dementia is "fun."

Twitter users lambasted the tone-deaf graphic, and yesterday E! issued an apology:

"We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's diagnosis during our Eonline live stream. We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize."

During the same broadcast, E! also mentioned as a "fun fact" that actor "Robert Redford suffered from polio as a child." Crippling childhood illness — fun! No word yet on any apology for that one.

What To Watch On TV This Week: 'Homeland' returns, 'Masters of Sex' debuts - VIDEO


As the TV season gets into full swing, check out our new weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green return alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the fifth season of The Voice, tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC. 

More picks and previews, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Five New Shows To See (And Five To Skip) This Fall



With the fall TV season just around the corner, it’s time to clear the Law and Order: SVU reruns you amassed over the summer off your DVR and get ready to program some new series. 

If you haven’t been keeping up with the trailers and early reviews, we’ve rounded up some picks for the strongest contenders to earn your TiVo’s coveted season pass, as well as a few that aren’t worth the time.  


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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #963

KATHY GRIFFIN: Not influencing Anderson Cooper's morning wood.

GLORIA ALLRED: She will dance with any transgender person who wants to dance with her.

AMY WINEHOUSE: The late singer talks about her duet with Tony "Ton" Bennett.

MICHAEL J FOX: A message about the Nike Air Mag.

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Nike Unveils Air Mag 'Marty McFly' Shoe: Follow-Up VIDEO

Earlier today I posted about the imminent release of the Back to the Future Marty McFly Air Mag. It has now been introduced at Universal Studios.

2_airmag Just 1500 pairs will be produced. They're all being auctioned on eBay starting tonight through September 18, and all proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Parkinsons Foundation.

Nice Kicks writes:

Leading up to the release of the Nike Air Mag, a 50 million match grant was given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki; they will match all donations to the foundation, up to 50 million dollars, through the end of 2012.

“We wanted to translate the excitement people have for the ‘greatest shoe never made’ and for the Back to the Future into positive action,” said Mark Parker, CEO of Nike. “But the long term objective is to raise awareness so the Foundation can achieve their goal of eradicating Parkinson’s disease.

Watch Nike's video featuring the shoe, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Nike Air Mag Self-Lacing Marty McFly Kicks are a Reality: VIDEO


Marty McFly fans around the web are freaking out that Nike is about to go Back to the Future:

Those nifty auto-lacing Nike Air Mags that Marty McFly sports during his trip to futuristic Hill Valley will apparently be on your local shelves soon, no vehicular chrono-jumps required. The shoe company filed a patent for the design last year, and now it would appear they have made it through production and are nearly ready for all you McFlys.

Mcfly SlashFilm writes:

Yep, this is an announcement of Nike Air Mag shoes, aka the self-lacing sneakers seen in Back to the Future II. (Looks like we don’t have to wait until 2015 for those, as the film prophesied.) Nike patented the self-lacing design last year and now it looks like the shoes are ready for market. Marshall’s most recent tweet says “Going to need a lot of hover boards” and points to the video embedded below. Unless you’ve lived the past twenty-two years coveting these shoes, you can relax now.

A peek into the closet, AFTER THE JUMP...

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