LOW: E! Calls Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's Disease a 'Fun Fact'
The brain trust that runs E!'s red-carpet show thought it was a good idea to display a "Fun Fact" about Michael J. Fox when the actor (who appeared on the cover of RS earlier this year) arrived at the Globes. The fact was not fun: "Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991." After a significant outcry, the network apologized. Calling the note an "insensitive classification of Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's diagnosis," E! added, "We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize."