People: Tom Brokaw, Judy Blume, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Amy Poehler

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"All is well," came the tweet from Tom Brokaw at 10 a.m. Thursday. The veteran newsman felt lightheaded on the set of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center near the site of the Democratic National Convention.

"After medical evaluation and a round of tests, Tom was pronounced in great health and has been discharged," NBC News president Steve Capus said in a statement.

Brokaw later tweeted: "Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants ..."

Best-selling author Judy Blume said in a blog post Wednesday that she is recovering after undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer that was diagnosed in June.

In a note to fans who turned out for a recent San Francisco screening of the film "Tiger Eyes," based on her book, she apologized for not sticking around for a book signing. "I wasn't supposed to be in crowds. Could not take the chance of catching a bug before surgery."

The breast cancer was discovered just before the 74-year-old author was planning to spend five weeks at an artists colony in Italy to finish her latest novel, The Wrap reported. Blume also is a survivor of cervical cancer.

"Long, boring and false."

That's what Bert Fields, lawyer for Tom Cruise, is saying about Vanity Fair's story that the Church of Scientology was auditioning wives for the actor after his divorce from Nicole Kidman.

"It is essentially a rehash of tired old lies previously run in the supermarket tabloids, quoting the same bogus 'sources,' " Fields told CNN. The church had described the story in the October issue as "hogwash."

Vanity Fair magazine, which provided a preview of the article on its website, said Shelly Miscavige, wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige, headed an "auditioning" process in 2004. Actress Nazanin Boniadi was eventually selected and dated Cruise for a few months, until January 2005, according to the article.

Boniadi's rep told CNN that she was unavailable for comment.

While Cruise vs. Vanity Fair continues to play out, Tom's most recent ex, actress Katie Holmes, became the first celeb announced as the face of beauty brand Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

"This all came together eight weeks ago, when Katie and I were introduced by a mutual friend," the company's namesake and founder told The New York Daily News Thursday.

"We weren't looking for a celebrity, just a cool, amazing woman who would fit with our brand. And she's just ridiculously, naturally beautiful."

"This is my first foray into beauty products and the evolution of a look," said Holmes, 33, who shares a fashion line with friend and stylist Jeanne Yang.

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are calling it quits.

The comedic stars, who wed in August 2003, are ending their marriage, a rep for both actors confirms to People.

Poehler, 40, stars on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," while Arnett, 42, currently stars on "Up All Night," also on NBC.

The couple are parents to two sons -- Archie, 3 1/2 , and Abel, 2.

This marriage was the first for Poehler. Arnett was previously married to Penelope Ann Miller.



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