RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Michael J. Fox says he's beginning to feel the effects of Parkinson's disease.
''I'm slower than I was. I'm not as dexterous. I'm as strong as I was, but not as agile,'' he said in TV Guide's latest issue.
Still, Fox, 38, who was diagnosed with the debilitating muscle disease seven years ago, said he is optimistic that a cure will be found.
''I'm completely confident that in my 50s this will be gone,'' he said.
He said he has grown up a lot since he first learned he had the disease.
''Not to get too mawkish about it, but I didn't become a man until I had this,'' he said. ''And it has given me kind of a serenity and a clarity that I wouldn't have had otherwise.''
Sheen relives drug past
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Martin Sheen says he encouraged his son Emilio Estevez not to direct his other son, newly sober Charlie Sheen, in a movie about the drug-addled porn industry.
But Sheen told TV Guide that he was impressed by ''Rated X'' and the performances of both his offspring. Estevez and his brother star as the Mitchell brothers, two San Francisco porn kings. Charlie Sheen's character snorts cocaine, chugs vodka and smokes pot.
''There were moments where we were shooting that I thought, 'What am I doing, have him re-create all this madness?''' Estevez said in the magazine's latest issue.
But both brothers said the filming was cathartic.
''I got to vent a lot of rage, a lot of frustration, a lot of anxiety,'' Charlie Sheen said. ''It reaffirmed why I didn't want to live that way anymore. I am just grateful to be in the game and alive.''
Same-sex sparks to fly on 'Buffy'
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- The sparks between two characters on ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' aren't going away anytime soon.
Alyson Hannigan's sexually ambiguous character, Willow, proclaimed her love for fellow witch Tara (Amber Benson) in last week's episode. The two will continue to enchant each other, series creator Joss Whedon tells TV Guide Online.
Whedon initially had Willow and Tara cast a spell in a February episode in a ceremony featuring candles, hand-holding and moaning which she described as ''sensual and physical, but by necessity, tasteful.'' In last week's episode the screen went blank just as the two were about to kiss.
''On a (bigger) network, you don't have an opportunity with a same-sex relationship to show the kind of graphic coupling that you do with, say, Buffy and (boyfriend) Riley,'' Whedon said. ''It forces you to come up with something that is a little more primal and I think much sexier than if we were allowed to do anything we wanted.''
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