GMA: Angelina Jolie BRCA1 Gene Testing & Fred Armisen Leaving SNL?

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Beyonce Cancels Concert In Antwerp, Fuels Pregnancy Rumors

Beyonce canceled her concert in Belgium last night. She’s only a few weeks into her world tour so the cancellation was a shock to fans. Beyonce said that doctors ordered her to rest and treat her dehydration. She apologized to fans via her Facebook page.

“To my dearest fans in Antwerp,” she wrote. “I’ve never postponed a show in my life. It was very hard for me. I promise I will make it up very soon. I’m sorry if I disappointed you. Thank you for your concern. I’m feeling much better now and I’m ready to give you a great show. See you tonight. All my love, Beyonce.

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GMA: Angelina Jolie BRCA1 Gene Testing & Fred Armisen Leaving SNL?

Fred Armisen is the next star rumored to be leaving Saturday Night Live. Beyonce fueled pregnancy rumors when she cancelled a show in Antwerp. (image credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Fans have also been speculating that they saw the tiniest hint of a baby bump on the Met Gala red carpet last week. There has been no confirmation or denial from Bey’s camp yet on baby number two.

Bill Hader Leaving Saturday Night Live

Just after hearing that Seth Meyers is leaving Saturday Night Live, several more SNL leading men are going into retirement. Bill Hader, the infamous Stefon, is peaceing out after this Saturday’s season finale. Fred Armisen is now reportedly saying his goodbyes this week. There are also rumors that Jason Sudekis is ready to move on.

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Armisen and Sudekis have all had big roles outside of SNL. Armisen stars in the wildly popular Portlandia and Sudekis has been seen in several new comedies, including Horrible Bosses. As for Hader, it would be nice to see him get a bigger role in the film scene. He had small parts in Adventureland and Pineapple Express. Most recently, Bill Hader played Mindy Kaling’s love interest on The Mindy Project.

Angelina Jolie Gets Preventative Double Mastectomy

The biggest news this week is definitely Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. Inspired by her mother, who lost her life to ovarian cancer at age 56, Jolie recently had both of her breasts removed to prevent cancer down the road. It’s clear that losing her mother was the biggest heartbreak in her life.

“My mother and brother and I were closer because there wasn’t another parent,” Angelina told Vanity Fair. “We sat up in bed at night watching TV. By the time I was older, my mother was like my sister.”

Angelina’s father, actor Jon Voight, was estranged from the family for many years. Only a few years ago did he start coming back into the picture.

The New York Times: Angelina Jolie On Motherhood

When her mother passed, Jolie began opening up about motherhood and what set her mother apart from the crowd. She said that her mother taught her to care and the essentials to being a mother.

Angelia Jolie wrote in The New York Times that her mother got to meet the first of her grandchildren, “but my other children will never have the chance to know how loving and gracious she was.”

Who Should Get BRCA1 Gene Testing?

Doctors told Jolie that the BRCA1 gene, which she carries, gives her an 87 percent chance of having cancer. The decision was based on her children. Her risk now drops to five percent.

Dr Jennifer Ashton said that before you get tested for the BRCA1 gene you should think about what you will do with the results. This test is not for everyone. Here are some qualifications for BRCA testing from the National Cancer Institute:

  • Two first degree relatives (mother, daughter, sister) diagnosed with breast cancer, with one diagnosed at 50 or younger
  • Three first or second degree relatives (grandmother, aunt) diagnosed at any age
  • Two first or second degree relatives diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age

This test can be around $3,000 or it can be free. The company who has developed this BRCA test has given 5,000 tests for free.

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