Darth Vader Kid Having Open-Heart Surgery Today

May The Force be with 7-year-old Max Page, the adorable kid from the 2011 Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial, as he checks into the Children's Hospital Los Angeles today. Max has a congenital heart defect, and today he'll have a hole in his heart fixed and his pulmonary valve replaced. » 6/13/12 10:50am 6/13/12 10:50am

Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Serious Condition

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, seen with son Bobby in 2007, is in critical condition at the Cape Cod Hospital surrounded by family. Shriver, 88, founded the Special Olympics but hasn't been very active since a prior illness in 2007. [MSNBC, Wonkette] » 8/07/09 4:30pm 8/07/09 4:30pm

Tara Subkoff Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

Sad news: The 36-year-old Imitation of Christ designer has a brain tumor and requires delicate surgery. She can't work while she recovers, so friends have rallied to organize a benefit; details here. [The Cut] » 7/06/09 12:20pm 7/06/09 12:20pm