Frankie Muniz has opened up about having a "mini-stroke" last week.
The "Malcolm in the Middle" star wrote on Twitter on Tuesday he had suffered a mini stroke, and on Wednesday's "Good Morning America," he offered details.
"I couldn't say words. I thought I was saying them. My fiancée was looking at me as if I was speaking a foreign language," Muniz said, adding he was riding his motorcycle in Phoenix on Friday when he lost his vision in one eye and his body became numb.
His doctors discovered he suffered a small stroke, tiny lapses in blood flow to the brain.
Muniz, who said he lives a healthy lifestyle free of drugs and alcohol, he still has trouble getting "a deep breath in."
"I'm still trying to make sense of it, but happy I'm alive."
Good. Now someone give this guy a job. Incidentally, Muniz turns 27 Thursday.
GABRIEL AUBRY STARTED IT: Halle Berry ex-fiancee Gabriel Aubry was clearly the instigator in his Thanksgiving Day brawl with Berry's current fiancee, Olivier Martinez, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
So much for the first guy throwing a punch having the best chance of winning.
Investigators now believe it's clear Aubry committed two batteries on Martinez before Martinez had the chance to turn Aubry's face into French toast.
Aubry went to Berry's Los Angeles house to drop off Nahla, their 4-year-old daughter. Olivier apparently walked outside and told Aubry "We have to talk."
Based on interviews with witnessed (squirrels, pigeons, a lawn elf), detectives concluded Aubry pushed Martinez and swung at his face, making contact with his shoulder.
Martinez, who has boxing experience, defended himself by punching Aubry three times in the face.
Police told TMZ they're "concerned" about what they believe are "Gabriel's ongoing anger issues."
As one law enforcement source put it, "It seems he's still having a hard time getting over his break up with Halle."
That's some seriously insightful analysis, right there.
The good news for Aubry is that Berry and Martinez have told prosecutors they don't want Aubry charged with anything, because it wouldn't be a in Nahla's best interests. Sources told TMZ the case will be set for an informal hearing at the District Attorney's office, with the likely outcome being that Aubry agrees to take anger management courses in exchange for the mater being dropped.
ANGUS T. JONES COULD STILL GET AXED: Angus T. Jones still could get fired from "Two and a Half Men," says CBS boss Les Moonves.
But whether or not that happens, Moonves says Jones making a video urging people not to watch the show and referring to it as "filth" is pretty much no big deal compared to Charlie Sheen's long-winded meltdown last year, according to TMZ.
Moonves talked to the Wall Street Journal about the 19-year-old Jones, who apologized for the video that went viral last week.
But nothing can compare to Sheen's legendary crusade against "Men" and its creator Chuck Lorre last year, Moonves says.
"I don't think (the Angus situation has) been quite resolved, but after going through what we went through with Charlie Sheen, it's been a piece of cake."
Moonves says the network hasn't decided whether to fire Angus -- whom he referred to as "that kid on 'Two and a Half Men' who's getting paid $300,000 per episode to talk bad about me."
Les Moonves is pretty funny.
Sheen, of course, was fired from "Two and a Half Men" in March, but is currently starring in "Anger Management."
MEL GIBSON MAY BE A FRIEND TO LINDSAY LOHAN: Lindsay Lohan may be getting some help ... from Mel Gibson.
Right. This may be putting match to the gasoline.
Actually, the "Braveheart" star said he has reached out to Lohan in the past and "I may again," he recently told Extra. When it comes to Lindsay's recent troubles with alcohol and the law, Gibson said, "Well, we all know about that. It takes one to know one.
The move isn't unprecedented. Gibson famously reached out to another star when she was on a downward spiral -- Britney Spears.
Gibson was at a poker benefit for Mending Kids International, a group that provides surgical care to kids worldwide, with which he and ex-wife Robyn are still involved. "Despite the fact that we're separated we're both still in this," he said.
Friends Jodie Foster and Robert Downey Jr. were, as usual, very supportive of Gibson at the event. Foster said "I love the guy, the good and the bad," while Downey said, "Seasons change. Highs and lows come and go. I just love the guy."
He's right. Screaming, anti-Semitic rants and shrill death threats come and go. What's not to love?
Lohan has not commented Gibson's offer of help.
JULIE ANDREWS SAYS VOICE ISN'T COMING BACK: Julie Andrews says her four-octave voice isn't coming back.
The Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress said in a recent interview that a botched operation to remove noncancerous throat nodules in 1997 hasn't gotten better. It has permanently limited her range and her ability to hold notes, according to the Huffington Post.
"The operation that I had left me without a voice and without a certain piece of my vocal chords," said Andrews, who starred in such quintessential stage and film musicals as "The Sound of Music," "My Fair Lady" and "Mary Poppins."
The actress says she can still speak "pretty well" and can still hit a few bass notes, "So if you wanted a rendition of `Old Man River' you might get it, but I'm not singing as much these days."
Andrews has sung in public since the operation, including in the 2004 film "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" and in a 2010 London concert. But she called those "speak-singing."
So she's getting into hip-hop?
The 77-year old says she's devoting her time to her books and in directing theater.
Her latest children's book, "Little Bo in London: The Ultimate Adventure of Bonnie Boadicea" was just released by Harper Collins. It's the fourth and final book in the series about a possibly magical ship's cat that travels the world with the man who rescued her. It's the 27th book she's co-written with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton.
Andrews says, in a strange way, she feels fortunate about the ordeal because it has pushed her to find a "different way" of using her voice. Paraphrasing a line from her "Sound of Music" character Maria von Trapp, Andrews said "When one door closes another window opens."
DECEMBER 6 IN HISTORY
Thursday is Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2012. There are 25 days left in the year.
1790: Congress moved to Philadelphia from New York.
1884: Army engineers completed construction of the Washington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atop the obelisk.
1889: Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans.
1907: The worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurred as 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W.Va.
1917: Some 2,000 people died when an explosives-laden French cargo ship collided with a Norwegian vessel at the harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, setting off a blast that devastated the city.
1922: The Anglo-Irish Treaty, which established the Irish Free State, came into force one year to the day after it was signed in London.
1947: Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Harry S. Truman.
1957: America's first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose about four feet off a Cape Canaveral launch pad before crashing down and exploding.
1962: Thirty-seven coal miners were killed in an explosion at the Robena No. 3 Mine operated by U.S. Steel in Carmichaels, Pa.
1971: The original Auto-Train, which carried rail passengers and their motor vehicles from Lorton, Va., to Sanford, Fla., went into operation. (Although the privately owned line went out of business in 1981, Amtrak revived the service in 1983.)
1982: Eleven soldiers and 6 civilians were killed when an Irish National Liberation Army bomb exploded at a pub in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland.
1989: Fourteen women were shot to death at the University of Montreal's school of engineering by a man who then took his own life.
2002: President George W. Bush pushed Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and economic adviser Larry Lindsey from their jobs in a Cabinet shakeup. Actress Winona Ryder was sentenced to community service as part of a probationary term for stealing more than $5,500 worth of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ten Palestinians, including two U.N. employees, were killed in chaotic battles when Israeli forces poured into a Gaza Strip refugee camp, searching for a fugitive militant.
2007: CIA Director Michael Hayden revealed the agency had videotaped its interrogations of two terror suspects in 2002 and destroyed the tapes three years later out of fear they would leak to the public and compromise the identities of U.S. questioners.
2011: A suicide bomber slaughtered 56 Shiite worshippers and wounded more than 160 others outside a shrine in Afghanistan's capital.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (67), actress JoBeth Williams (64), actor Tom Hulce (59), rock musician Peter Buck (R.E.M.) (56), rock musician David Lovering (Pixies) (51), actress Janine Turner (50), writer-director Judd Apatow (45), writer-director Craig Brewer (41), actress Lindsay Price (36).