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New EJ-BJ date

The Elton John- Billy Joel Ice Palace concert that was postponed because Joel was sick has been rescheduled for Sept. 13. All tickets for the show scheduled for March 11 will be honored. Refunds are available at the point of purchase through May 1.

O'Neal rep denies

dire health report

Ryan O'Neal's spokesman Friday denied a newspaper report that the leukemia-stricken actor would die without a bone marrow transplant in 48 hours.

The spokesman told Entertainment Tonight that O'Neal was not in the hospital and he still planned to be a presenter at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony with Love Story co-star Ali MacGraw.

The New York Post reported Friday that doctors had told O'Neal he needed the transplant over the weekend and that one was being scheduled at a Los Angeles hospital. It said O'Neal's condition was getting worse daily.

On its Friday show, ET showed pictures of O'Neal looking well and exercising that it said were taken three days before. It said the Post reporter who wrote the story, Petra Kendall, told the show her source was solid.

Theory offered on

Fox's Parkinson's

It's possible Michael J. Fox has Parkinson's disease because of a virus he picked up doing a 1978 Canadian sitcom, according to a TV documentary.

Fox is one of four members of the short-lived Leo and Me to subsequently be diagnosed with the degenerative disease, says the documentary, The Parkinson's Enigma, to be shown in Canada next month and reported Friday by the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Donald Calne, director of the Neurodegenerative Disorder Center at the University of B.C. Hospital, told the newspaper that the rare patient cluster lends support to an emerging theory that viral infections could be one cause of Parkinson's disease.

Calne is treating two patients who worked with Fox on the show, filmed in British Columbia. Workers who spend a large amount of time close to each other are high on the Parkinson's risk list, he said.

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