Today Show: Michael Douglas Throat Cancer
Some controversial comments from Michael Douglas have made waves on both Twitter and in the news. Recently diagnosed with throat cancer, the actor denied in an interview with The Guardian that the years of heavy smoking and drinking that he took part in were what caused the cancer, and said that his particular strain is caused by HPV and comes from performing oral gratification on a woman. Michael Douglas has of course realized just how that answer sounded and where everyone’s mind went when they read it and, through his rep, has gone on record saying that he was just mentioning that this activity can cause a particular strain of oral cancer.
Today Show: Did The National Spelling Bee Misspell A Word?
Did the National Spelling Bee misspell a word? Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, NY was recently crowned spelling bee champion after his spelling of the word “kneydl,” which he spelled “knaidel.” A knedl is a Jewish dumpling served in soup, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research said that the preferred spelling of the work is “kneydl,” even though there are several spellings of the word. Arvind’s trophy is still safe, however, as he used the spelling of the word found in the Merriam Webster Dictionary.