Archive for May, 2010

Diff’rent Strokes star Gary Coleman has died following a fall

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Diff’rent Strokes star Gary Coleman died today (Friday) after failing to come out of a coma. He was 42.

The diminutive actor had been rushed to hospital in Provo, Utah, on Wednesday after suffering what his family called "a serious medical problem" after falling at home and hitting his head.

He later fell into a coma and was on life support after suffering an intracranial haemorrhage.

He was pulled off life support Friday morning – the decision reportedly made by his wife Shannon Price – and passed away with loved ones at his side.

The distinctive actor, who lived in Santaquin, about 55 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, had been through a troubling spell in his life, including a long string of health problems.

He has been battling kidney disease since his childhood – the disease hampering his growth to 4ft 8ins – and twice had kidney transplants in 1973 and 1984. He required daily dialysis in his everyday life.

He also had heart surgery last year and was hospitalized earlier this year having had a seizure on the set of The Insider.

May 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

Russell Crowe: I dont wear tights in Robin Hood

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Robin Hood star Russell Crowe has revealed that he didn’t wear tights for his role as the mythical bandit in director Ridley Scott’s new flick.

In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, the 46-year-old actor said he did not follow in the footsteps of actor Errol Flynn, who wore tights for the role in the original 1938 movie.

Crowe told the UK newspaper: "I don’t wear tights [in the movie]. According to our research, they weren’t invented for another 300 years anyway. It just didn’t make sense.”

May 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Elin Nordegren not initially attracted to Woods, book claims

 

A new book has revealed details about the budding relationship between Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods when they first started dating, including the suggestion that the Swedish model did not think the golfer was appealing initially.

Tiger: The Real Story by Steve Helling recounts the couple’s courtship, including the fact that when they began dating Nordegren had a Swedish forklift driver boyfriend.

"Elin Nordegren was not the type of young woman to date Tiger Woods, at least not at first," People quotes Helling as writing. “She really didn’t find Tiger attractive; he simply wasn’t her type."

Helling’s book suggests Woods liked the thrill of the chase: "The challenge of the pursuit appealed to Tiger … The more Elin declined, the more insistent Tiger became."

It was only after five requests from the sportsman that Nordegren agreed to go out with him.

The couple’s first date was a “low-key” dinner and movie and by the second time they stepped out together Nordegren was reportedly “surprised” to find herself liking the sportsman. Elin Nordegren and baby-2

May 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Report: Matt Lauer and model wife separate

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US TV morning news anchor Matt Lauer has reportedly moved out of the family home he shared with his wife and their three children.

The 52-year old Today show host and his wife of 12 years are rumoured to have split with Dutch born former model Annette Lauer alleging her husband has been unfaithful to her, Radar Online reports.

She is reported to have accused her TV anchor husband of cheating while he covered the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February, after he was allegedly seen drinking and flirting with two Canadian broadcasters.

May 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

‘I’m homeless and unemployed,’ admits Evangeline Lilly

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Lost star Evangeline Lilly wears a disguise and admits she is now “homeless and unemployed”.

The 30-year-old actress revealed she has neither a job nor a permanent home since she finished filming the hit US drama.

“I did live in Hawaii and now I am essentially homeless. I’m a gypsy a bit, living out of my suitcase, and I’m unemployed,” she told US chat show host Jimmy Fallon.

“I was filling out a form at the dentist the other day and I realised when they said ‘put your address and your occupation’ that I was homeless and unemployed.”

Lilly, who has starred as Kate Austen is Lost since the show began in 2004, was perhaps keen to hide her identity as she changed into a cropped wig at the end of Fallon’s show.

Dressed in a brown satin playsuit, the TV star let her long locks loose during her interview.

But she was later caught on camera wearing a curly blonde hairpiece, which fellow guest Kenan Thompson had worn while performing a song on the chat show.

Lilly’s disguise came after she told Fallon how she would try to hide her identity as a teenager.

May 12, 2010 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Miley Cyrus lap dance video

Miley Cyrus who is 16 at the time is caught dancing with 44-year-old Adam Shankman during a wrap party last summer in Georgia for the movie, “The Last Song.” Miley Cyrus lap dance video

May 12, 2010 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment

Being a mother is empowering: Kourtney Kardashian

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Kourtney Kardashian says Mother’s Day “has new meaning” since the arrival of her son Mason.

The reality star wrote on her personal website: “This is my first Mother’s Day, and it definitely has new meaning.

“I now have an intense love in my life that I didn’t know existed. My entire life has new meaning thanks to my perfect little Mason.”

Kardashian, who welcomed her first child last year, said of her own mother, Kris Jenner: “I also have a new incredible respect for moms, including my own. Being a mom is empowering, selfless, beautiful … so own up to it! I feel so blessed on this Mother’s Day! To all mothers in the world, I wish you a very happy day!"

May 11, 2010 at 11:12 pm Leave a comment

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