Today’s Headlines: Andy Cohen Talks Cancer Scare, California Announces Netflix Tax, Turmeric in the Spotlight

Andy Cohen reveals cancer scare. Bravo’s Andy Cohen recently revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer when he was on Live with Kelly. Close friend Kelly Ripa urged him to go see a doctor when she noticed a black mark on his lip. After some convincing, he decided to take her advice and went to a dermatologist who determined it was melanoma, the most harmful type of skin cancer. Luckily, he was able to get it removed quickly and has since changed his thinking about excessive tanning. Think you only need sunscreen in the summer? Think again! (PAGESIX)

California announces Netflix tax. After announcing a 9.4 percent tax on video streaming, the Pasadena city council has received a lot of flack. Designed to compensate for lost revenue from people quitting cable TV and home phone lines, this tax is being treated as a “utility expense,” much to many residents’ chagrin. Thanks to plenty of opposition, this tax is on hold, but it’s still causing a lot of TV bingers to question these policies. Planning to do some binge-watching soon? Here are some healthy snacks to eat during your TV marathon. (CBS)

An ancient spice is in the spotlight. Turmeric, a spice that has been enjoyed in Asia for more than 4,000 years is finally seeing some positive attention in the United States. Thanks to recent medical research that shows a link between turmeric and illness prevention, lots of Americans are taking an interest. Beloved by mega-celebrities Queen Bey and GOOP goddess Gwyneth Paltrow for some time now, many claim that this warm and peppery spice can make your skin glow and provide lots of anti-inflammatory benefits. Want to learn more about the glory of turmeric? Check out these seven health benefits. (TODAY)