#The411: Roman Reigns Reveals Battle With Leukemia


WWE Star Roman Reigns Reveals Leukemia Has Returned

  • Professional wrestler Leati Joseph Anoaʻi, aka Roman Reigns, has announced that he is stepping away from the ring due to an ongoing fight against leukemia
  • He revealed in an emotional speech during Monday Night Raw that he was diagnosed when he was 22 years old and was quickly able to get it into remission, but it’s returned and he needs to take some time for his health
  • He is relinquishing his Universal Championship title at this time to focus on his health however wants to be clear, in no way shape or form is this a retirement speech

No Appeal For Bill Cosby

  • A judge has rejected Cosby’s appeal to have his conviction & prison sentence tossed out
  • The judge says after an exhaustive review, he’s found no basis for a hearing on any of the issues raised by him or his legal team
  • This means Cosby will have to take his appeal to a higher court—he still has 30 days to file a direct appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Mariah Carey Joining “The Voice”

  • 5 years after her stint as a judge on American Idol, Mariah Carey is joining The Voice as a mentor for Jennifer Hudson’s team
  • She is set to appear on next week’s episode
  • An interesting choice because her run on American Idol was pretty bumpy, publicly feuding with fellow judge at the time Nicki Minaj…she also called her time on American Idol “the worst experience of my life”

Steve Carrell Is Heading Back To TV

  • Steve Carell is landing his first role on a television shows since “The Office.”
  • The actor will be starring alongside Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in a new untitled drama series for Apple. It will be about the lives of people who work on a morning news show. The show has been slated for a two season run so far.
  • Filming is set to begin next week. The series is also Aniston's first since “Friends,” which wrapped in 2004.


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