Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy after tests showed she faced a high probability of developing breast cancer.
She wrote in the NY Times: “I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a “faulty” gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition,” Jolie wrote. “Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.
The cost of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2, at more than $3,000 in the United States, remains an obstacle for many women. You wake up with drain tubes and expanders in your breasts. It does feel like a scene out of a science-fiction film. But days after surgery you can be back to a normal life. Nine weeks later, the final surgery is completed with the reconstruction of the breasts with an implant. There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful.''
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Brad Pitt tells the London Evening Standard, "Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family."
Angelina's dad, Jon Voight, tells the New York Daily News, "My love and admiration for my daughter can't be explained in words. I saw her two days ago with my son Jamie (Haven). We all got together for his birthday, with her and Brad (Pitt). But I didn't know. It wasn't obvious at all. I found out on Tuesday morning. I was as surprised as anyone and deeply moved by the way she’s handled this. She’s a very extraordinary person, the way she examined it and what she shared... I completely understand (her decision to keep her surgery secret and) I want the focus to be on the inspiration.
Dr Drew: Very courageous
Sheryl Crow: I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story today regarding her mastectomy. So brave!
Giuliana Rancic: Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy. Proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women: http://nyti.ms/19l8bbZ
Don't say I don't man up when challenged!
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A source says, “The Kardashian family members, particularly Kim’s mom Kris Jenner, are growing increasingly concerned about how Kanye treats Kim. Kris is also concerned about how Kanye acts around the paparazzi. The Kardashians have made their names off the back off being photographed, but Kanye has a real aversion to it. The incident in Beverly Hills last Friday when he walked into the street sign was just the latest in a string of issues that have concerned Kris. When they were in Paris, Kanye kept telling the paparazzi to leave him and Kim alone. But as a manager, Kris wants Kim and Kayne to be photographed; it’s their gig. Like everyone else, Kim’s sisters and mom saw the video of Kanye and Kim in Paris. They were more than a little shocked, to say the least! Kris told a friend she couldn’t believe that Kanye didn’t think it was the right thing for him to do to open the door for a six-month pregnant woman. But Kris has long lamented that it’s always been all about Kanye — and not Kim.”
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A source tells NaughtyButNiceRob.com: ''The only way they have a future is if Kim continues to do whatever he says. We just do not understand why she is traveling to Paris to see him. She is the pregnant one. Kanye will fly in to see the editors of Vogue but he won't fly in to see the lady carrying his child. Some of the greatest records that have ever been recorded have been recorded in America. I am sorry that the US recording studio's are not good enough for Kanye - they were good enough for Elvis, Sinatra and Michael Jackson, but not Kanye! He treats her like his assistant. She is putting up with it at the moment but eventually she will say enough!''
She tells Grazia magazine, ''My doctor has told me to elevate my feet. Can you see how wide and swollen they are? I've just ordered a pair of pointy-toed flats. My Louboutins hardly fit me any more. When I flew in them the other day, I landed with one strap unbuckled, as I couldn't get it around my ankle.''
He tells Interview magazine, "I'm probably the most scared person when it comes to that because... of something going crazy, going out of my control. I've seen a situation where it got totally out of hand."
They decided who is the sexiest.... Here is the list.
Sexiest Actress: Jessica Chastain
Sexiest Style: Nina Dobrev
Sexiest Legs: Blake Lively
Sexiest Bikini Body: Rihanna
Sexiest Hair: Amanda Seyfried
Sexiest Smile: Zoë Saldana
Sexiest Eyes: Zooey Deschanel
Sexiest Lips: Kerry Washington
Sexiest Curves: Shakira
Sexiest Sense of Humour: Jennifer Lawrence
Sexiest Mom: Giuliana Rancic
Sexiest Songstress: Beyoncé
Sexiest International Import: Emilia Clarke
Sexiest Summer Glow: Hayden Panettiere
Sexiest Sporty Style: Ashley Greene
Sexiest TV Cast: 'Revenge'
Sexiest Cyber Stars: Tone It Up Girls
Sexiest Tweeter (voted on by fans): Elizabeth Banks
Sexiest Up & Coming Bombshell (voted on by fans): Chloë Bridges
He tells InStyle magazine, ''My dad brought me up on stage one night with his doo-woop group, and I started wiggling my hips. I got my first Elvis jumpsuit when I was four. My mom use to blow-dry my hair to give me a pompadour. Damn straight [it's my signature look]! But it was becoming too much. I've seen everybody wearing it, so I retired it. Now I wake up, shower, and leave my hair as it is. Curly hair is a pain. That's why I wear so many hats.''
She tells the Daily Mirror, “Definitely I would like to have more children. Motherhood has changed everything. You see things a bit differently after you give birth and my biggest job now is to protect my child. After giving birth there’s a moment of rediscovery when you are making sure you still have goals and take care of yourself as a woman. That was something I struggled with – making sure I was still this strong woman and also making time for my child and balancing the two. But I feel this is temporary and my public life when I’m performing on stage is just a few hours of the day. The rest of the day I’m with my family, I’m changing diapers and I’m with my mother who reminds me, ‘Girl, you’re not a Queen’. So it’s good to have the balance. Balancing is something I am struggling with, but I am trying to smell the roses and make sure I don’t work so hard that I don’t enjoy the blessings that are around me every day.”
A source tells the Sun, “Kim and Kanye are extremely business-minded but the decision to patent their baby’s name also comes from their protectiveness about privacy. There are always people keen to capitalize on the Kim and Kanye names. This means that they could control anything to do with their daughter in the future.”
Zach Galifianakis tells Empire magazine, "It didn't make sense at first. I'm a leave-well-enough-alone kind of person. But looking back, I'm happy we did the third one. It feels like it's wrapping up nicely, where the second didn't feel like it was. A third one felt like it gave our characters a conclusion. What I would love to do is, if we all make it to 90, then get back together. That would be fun. But that's not going to happen. There's not going to be a fourth one."
A source tells the NY Daily News, “Simon delivered a simple message: Forget the big names in favor of chemistry. He said all these shows have become distracted by signing celebrities rather than judges who really have something to say. We have all seen that big names don’t translate into big ratings. Chemistry is top of the list of demands for next season.”
A source says, “It’s been a lackluster season for Idol and everyone involved with the show is well aware of it so that’s why producers are frantically working on lining up big name stars for season 14. There’s more drama going on behind the scenes of the show than on the stage, and that’s why there’s a major overhaul in the works. A telling sign was that the highlight of the season was Mariah and Nicki’s explosive feud that was leaked on the web – and that was before the season even aired. Producers have been trying to recreate that buzz ever since and it hasn’t worked – the public isn’t buying it. The judges don’t have real chemistry, and there’s no real standout contestant.
That’s why they want to go big next season, and you can’t get any bigger than Justin Bieber. The executives are calling it their dream team because who wouldn’t tune in to see Justin and Selena, Pink and Diddy? Pink has been approached in the past and turned it down as well as Diddy, who wanted too much money. It will cost a fortune to get them, but the show has gotten so stale that Fox is desperate for a revamp – they’re willing to pay to put Idol back on top.”
A source tells Fox News, ''Mariah doesn't want to come back. Nicki is really disrespecting her, and she's tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time. One night Nicki tried to be kind of nice, but Mariah didn't bite, so I guess she figured 'screw that.' She's done with it all. She doesn't need the platform, and all the drama isn't healthy for her. She's also under fire with the producers for not being critical enough of the contestants.''
Today during the Mystery Sack call-ins I got an amazing call from a woman stuck in the parking lot that was I-5
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During a recent interview Adam Levine said:
"We don't get involved in stupid s**t like that" "what's the point? we love our show At one point Idol was getting bigger ratings than we've ever gotten. So we don't think about that when we make our show. We think about making our show as good as it could possibly be."
A source tells RADAR Online, “Selena’s friends are furious that she’s giving Justin another chance. They’ve been trying to warn her that he’s no good for her and that she should stay away from him, but she just loves the attention he gives her. They’ve been spending a lot of time together, secretly, over the last couple weeks. But nothing is official between them. Selena didn’t know Justin was going to post that picture on Instagram and squirmed when he did. Posting it was his way of marking his territory again and showing her who wears the pants, but ultimately he just wants to keep her happy so he immediately deleted it. If you’ll notice, Justin has been on much better behavior since he started seeing Selena again. Being with Selena is good for him, but her friends are adamant that he’s bad for her."
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A source tells Life & Style Weekly, “She thinks leaving him sent him over the edge. Selena is apparently so worried about Biebs that she reportedly flew to Norway to talk things through with him and "be there for him". Selena has always felt like she knows Justin better than anyone, and that she sees a side of him that no one sees. It doesn’t mean they are back together as an exclusive couple".
Hollywoodlife.com claims Selena's new CD features a song she wrote for Justin
George tells the Sun, "Justin might be worth $130 million, but we certainly have never seen a penny of it," he said. "It's hard to imagine the money Justin has, as it's about as far removed from our life as you could get. When I hear about his recent behaviour I just wonder who on earth is looking after him as, believe me, this is not the loving little boy we always knew.''
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A source tells the Sun Times, “George is jealous of Justin’s maternal grandmother Diane Dale to whom the singer’s been very generous. George was never a nice man or good to Justin. He never paid him any attention. Now that he’s rich and famous, he expects Justin to put him on Easy Street. Diane was always a loving grandma to Justin. That’s the difference.”
Mariah threatened to sue. Nigel Lythgoe says, "I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season." The Hollywood Reporter claims all of the judges may get replaced.
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Nick Cannon tells Access Hollywood, “Whatever happens with that show, I think she’s had a great time. But she’s a global superstar. I don’t think she’s ever in need of a job. She made a decision to do that show because she really wanted to connect with the contestants,” he added. “I don’t think she’s thinking about the future of it.”
A source tells Life & Style Weekly, “Bradley happily spent nearly two hours with Rachel, flirting and laughing over their meal. He seemed very into her. Rachel put her hand on his back and he put his hand on her shoulder. They were laughing and talking, and Bradley would not take his eyes off of her! It definitely seemed like they were a couple. At one point Rachel put her hand on his hips and he was talking very close to her.”
A source says, “Amanda is also extremely paranoid and thinks there are tracking devices in the smoke alarms in the apartment. She looks completely disheveled. Her behavior is “disturbing” but her parents can’t do anything to help her. There are no legal options available to them to help rescue their daughter at this time.”
Amanda Tweeted: "All I want is a boyfriend who wants us to grow old and to get fat together."