Michael Bublé and his wife Luisana Lopilato’s lives changed in 2016 after they found out their son Noah had been diagnosed with cancer — but once he began getting better, the couple found themselves closer than ever before.
“Food never tasted so good, music never sounded so good, my relationship with my family… all of it,” the Canadian crooner, 42, told Australia’s Stellar Magazine, in an interview published on Saturday.
“My wife and I, we got happy, we fell in love again,” he added, explaining that the experience made them see “the very worst and also the best of each other.”
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And after falling in love again, the couple went on to welcome daughter Vida Amber Betty in late July.
While the singer revealed that he wasn’t sure the couple made a “purposeful” decision to have another child together, he explained that “there was just so much happiness and this incredible sense of relief.”
“I knew my wife wanted to have a girl. That was huge for her. After the doctor told us I said, ‘Lu, it’s a girl!,’ she was shrieking,” he added, before teasing that the pair weren’t done having children.
“We want a big family — I don’t think we’re even going to stop there,” he remarked.
Cómo explicar que nos explota el corazón de amor? Que no nos alcanzan las horas del día para contemplarla. Le agradezco a Dios por hacernos este regalo de vida y alegría! Porque mirar sus ojos es mirar el cielo mismo! Te amamos hasta el infinito y más allá. Te esperábamos no solo para crecer como familia… nos diste luz, esperanza, en fin sos y serás nuestra Vida del alma!! #regalodedios #feliz #family #ourprincess
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Lopilato, 31, announced Vida’s arrival on July 26, sharing a black-and-white photo of her newborn’s tiny hand and hinting at her name in the caption.
“How to explain that our heart explodes with love? That there’s not enough hours in a day to think about it. I thank God for making us this gift of life and happiness! Because looking in her eyes is looking at heaven itself!” the Argentine actress wrote, in Spanish.
“We love you to infinity and beyond. We waited for you not only to grow as a family … you gave us light, hope, you are and will be our souls’ life,” she added, writing “Vida” for “life,” with a capital V.
The couple are also proud parents to Elias, 2½.
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“I’ve got a very clear perspective now, one that I didn’t have before,” Bublé told Stellar Magazine. “Things got very clear for me, very quickly. I live with no fear now. I’ve been to hell.”
In 2016, the couple’s son Noah, 5 in August, was diagnosed with liver cancer. For the next seven months, the family stayed by Noah’s side in the hospital, until he was released in spring 2017.
“I see my career differently now — as this wonderful bonus on top of a life that is already fulfilled,” he continued, explaining that while he’ll continue to “break my arse” for his fans, he doesn’t want to “read the reviews” or “put my name into Google” anymore.
Continuing, he remarked, “It’s going to be something I need to remind myself. I told my wife, ‘Hey kid, keep me grounded. If you see me losing my way, remind me what’s important.’ Family comes first. In the scheme of everything, the health of my children is number one. In the future, we’ll have decisions to make as far as the best way to tour as a family.”
Emergency responders in New Haven, Conn. are dealing with over 80 overdose cases from a synthetic marijuana that authorities said was passed out in a local park.
They found dozens of people who had overdosed on the synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, on Wednesday morning on the New Haven Green, near the Yale University campus. 25 of the overdose cases came in that morning during a three-hour time span, officials told ABC News.
Over the next two days, that number swelled to over 80. Officials expect that more will come in as people who saved the K2 for later use take the drug.
“It’s very reminiscent of a mass casualty incident,” New Haven Office of Emergency Management Director Rick Fontana told the New Haven Register.
Most victims were sent to the hospital, while some declined to undergo additional care. One victim did not respond to Naloxone, the drug used to treat overdoses, when they were injected at the scene and is “very sick,” Fontana said in a press release. Otherwise, the other patients are not in life-threatening condition.
Some of the patients had fentanyl, the highly addictive opioid, in their system. Several had been treated at the hospital two or more times after they went back to the park and took the K2 again.
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New Haven Police have arrested three people in connection with the case, and the investigation is currently ongoing, New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell said in a press conference.
One of the three suspects allegedly did not charge people for the K2 and was “just handing it out,” Campbell said, possibly to start a clientele. Other victims reported paying for the drugs.
Campbell alleged that two of the suspects are known for selling K2 and have been arrested in the past. Their charges, if convicted, are not known at this time.
PEOPLE has contacted the New Haven Police Department for comment.
The overdoses came as a dire new report from the Centers for Disease Control on Wednesday showed that drug overdoses killed around 72,000 people in the U.S. in 2017, a record-breaking rise of about 10 percent.
The rise in deaths is thought to be from the increased use of opioids, and that the drugs themselves are more deadly, reports the New York Times. Overdose deaths are now higher than the highest yearly death totals from H.I.V., car crashes or guns.
We've all seen the Alaskan Bush People Season 8 trailer tease Ami's second chance, but we know that her battle with lung cancer is ongoing.
In fact, back in May, Ami Brown returned to the hospital. Sometimes, cancer comes back.
The good news, folks, is that it is once again in remission.
An insider reveals to RadarOnline that Ami Brown is in remission again.
"Ami is doing amazing," the source describes.
Considering that Ami beat the odds and became one of the 3% beat back lung cancer not once but twice, we'd say that "amazing" barely begins to cover it.
Ami is doing well, the insider says, "and she’s ready to show everyone that miracles do happen."
Last year, it was reported that Ami's cancer was cured in a Christmas miracle. That's not quite right, because it was early November and not really a cure, but it's good to think positively.
Ami is back with her family at their homestead in Washington, a 435 ace property that Billy Brown purchased -- to the outrage of some of the locals.
"Her doctors are all dumbfounded," the source says. "At how she was able to almost beat this."
Probably a combination of genetic factors, the fact that her family now has the resources to give her first-rate medical care in L.A. .... and, of course, her determination.
This is particularly impressive, the insider reports, "when she was in such a bad state last year."
There was a time about a year ago when most fans did not expect Ami to survive to Season 8.
"But she did," the source says of those doubts.
That and the family adjusting to their new home. And we imagine that Bear Brown's injury and subsequent hospitalization will also get some airtime.
But Ami is doing better, the insider reports, "and she is looking forward now to getting on with the rest of her life."
That is so wonderful!
Though, of course, she will continue to have to get regular check-ups several times a year to screen for the cancer's return.
"This whole experience has been a total wake up call for Ami," the source reveals.
Never take life or health for granted, folks. Also, maybe don't smoke or hang around a chronic smoker.
The insider says that this has been illuminating for Ami "and for everyone in the Brown family."
Of course. This is frightening but it can also be a learning experience.
The source reports that: "It has also made her and Billy closer."
You'd think that a couple who's been married for decades and raised approximately 1,000 children (okay, maybe "only" 7) couldn't possibly be closer than they are.
But people can be surprised by what draws them to connect or reconnect with their loved ones.
It is, of course, wonderful to hear that Ami is once again in remission.
But she's not out of the woods yet -- and we don't just say that because she literally lives in the wilderness. She is not free and clear just yet.
As we cautioned last time, cancer can return to rear its ugly head at any moment. She will need to remain vigilant.
On Saturday, June 30, Kaley Cuoco married Karl Cook! It's wonderful news!
After the wedding comes the honeymoon. Not all marriages begin like a fairy tale.
Unfortunately, Kaley ended up spending hers in the hospital while undergoing shoulder surgery.
Kaley Cuoco shared a couple of images of her less-than-blissful honeymoon.
"When your ‘honeymoon’ is shoulder surgery," Kaley says in the captions. "And your husband looks just as happy lol."
He was clearly a very good sport about the whole thing. As, of course, we would hope that any spouse would.
Kaley then announces that she is "on the road to recovery."
That is great news. The sooner that she makes a full recovery, the sooner that she can get back to enjoy her married life!
(This is a photo that Karl shared, showing how little enthusiasm she had for a spoiled honeymoon)
Kaley offers a shout-out to her fans.
"Thank you for all the love and support," Kaley writes, followed by a red heart emoji.
"Knowing @mrtankcook," she says. "I’m sure he will be posting tons of hilarious gems."
Gems like the photo of her very grumpy face.
"Thank god," Kaley says. "My hair color is on point"
Though we're glad to hear that Kaley is recovering, that sounds like some truly miserable timing, right?
Kaley took to her Instagram stories to explain that the surgery wasn't an emergency situation.
"For everyone asking," Kaley explained. "Because everyone's been so sweet and worried about me, this is a planned surgery."
She reveals that this surgical appointment is one that "I've had for over a year."
"I hurt it over a year ago," Kaley reveals, adding that she "did not need immediate surgery" at the time.
"So," Kaley explains. "I brilliantly planned it five days after our wedding. Right, babe?"
That is ... not ideal timing.
At the same time, however, it's certainly better than undergoing surgery prior to your wedding.
You don't want your arm in a sling when you walk down the aisle.
Sometimes, people recovering from surgery are on medications that do not mix with alcohol. You certainly don't want that.
And since it's been scheduled for a year, it's not like she got injured on their honeymoon and had to cancel perfectly laid plans.
Back in the olden days, honeymoons were high-pressure situations in which a newly married couple was at least assumed to be having sex for the first time and, for the first time, getting to know one another in a domestic setting.
Now, unless you're part of a Duggar-like fertility cult or simply choose to wait, most couples are comfortable with each other sexually.
And, quite frankly, most have lived with each other well before tying the knot.
The honeymoon is now more of a very special vacation for couples and less of a high stakes opportunity to find out whether or not two near-strangers have made a catastrophic mistake.
In that sense, Kaley's timing is actually pretty great.
Sure, she's recovering from surgery -- but now she has her husband to look after her. That is so sweet.
Last month, Abby Lee Miller underwent a second emergency surgery on her spine. The once-and-future Dance Moms star's cancer spreads quickly, and requires swift treatment.
Miller has now updated fans on how her spine is healing, sharing a graphic photo of her progress.
Be warned, folks. This photo is not for the faint of heart.
Abby Lee Miller is battling cancer. She has Burkitt lymphoma, a fast-spreading cancer that is usually only found in children, but there are adult cases.
She's shared this new photo (below) update.
First, Miller provides a little context, writing: "After the 2nd surgery."
The second surgery was performed after an MRI led her doctors to believe that it was necessary.
"My back," Miller announces. "Is finally on the mend."
Healing from surgery is zero fun, but healing from spinal surgery is worse. You cannot even rest on your back for a long time, for obvious reasons.
"I just wish," Miller adds. "The top section & bottom would hurry along too!"
There is the photo. As she mentiones, there appears to be faster healing along the center.
"I had 52 staples perfectly aligned," Miller describes.
Surgical staples are often used to repair long incisions for certain procedures.
"And now," Miller laments. "A bunch of crazy stitches are holding my neck & lumbar region together!"
If that thought makes you a little queasy, you're not alone.
She ends her captions with tags, writing: "#abbyleemiller #abbylee #dancemoms @hoomanmelamedmd #aldc #aldcla #spjne #disc"
Dr. Hooman Melamed is her orthopedic spine surgeon.
Burkitt lymphoma has a 90% recovery rate in children. In adults, who are less likely to have it, the recovery rate is somewhat lower.
But not only is Miller getting necessary treatments, including chemotherapy, it sounds like she has a positive attitude.
Even so, reports say that Abby Lee Miller is prepared for the worst as she continues with her treatments. That is smart, even if it can feel a little grim.
Through a combination of surgeries, chemo, and radiation, fans hope and pray that Miller can make a full recovery.
The good news about Burkitt is that because it spreads quickly, it also tends to respond to treatments faster than slow-growing cancers.
Sometimes, you have to focus on the positives and be hopeful.
Fortunately, Miller has a lot to which she can look forward.
First of all, prison is behind her. She's done with her time behind bars and she's also done with her time in a halfway house.
Second of all, to the shock (and joy) of countless fans, Dance Moms is coming back.
Miller surprised fans with an informal announcement on Instagram.
But, honestly, if anyone's going to break that news, it should really be Miller, right?
Still, people's fingers are crossed for Miller.
Her back may still be healing from her surgery, but she's also working hard to combat the cancer itself.
Miller is 51 years old and only got out of prison a few months ago.
She can conquer Burkitt lymphoma, but it will take a lot. Cancer always exacts its toll.
After a devastating accident left a 13-year-old boy with multiple skull fractures, his parents were prepared to donate his organs. Then, he began to recovery.
As you will see in the video below, Trenton's recovery has been nothing sort of amazing. He'll tell you that himself in the video below.
It's no wonder that so many people keep referring to this as a miracle.
Two months ago, Trenton McKinley of Mobile, Alabama was hospitalized under especially tragic circumstances.
The 13-year-old had been in a serious accident.
While riding in a trailer that was hitched to the back of a dune buggy that his friend was driving.
If that sounds like a recipe for disaster to you, you are correct.
ABC reports that when his friend stopped the buggy abruptly, the trailer flipped over.
Trenton's head hit the concrete and the trailer landed on his head.
He had seven skull fractures and needed two different surgeries to remove a portion of his skull.
Doctors did not expect him to make it, as his mother explains.
"He was dead a total of 15 minutes."
While the medical term for death refers to someone not having any cardiovascular function, brains needs oxygen to live, and when they are starved of oxygen, a person dies.
"When he came back, they said he would never be normal again."
Doctors feared the worst, and warned the family to not get their hopes up.
"They told me the oxidation problems would be so bad to his brain, that he would be a vegetable if he even made it."
The parents were prepared to donate his organs, which is absolutely the responsible thing to do.
But, 48 to 72 hours after coming to the hospital, and a day before they would have taken him off of life support, Trenton began to show signs of brain function.
Some internet denizens have condemned the parents for being prepared to donate his organs and accused the doctors of being "greedy" for his organs.
The family, it sounds like, is just happy to have their son back.
His mother says: "He's a miracle, and he just amazes everybody."
Trenton himself says this:
"There's no other explanation but God. There's no other way that I could have came back. Even the doctors said."
Obviously, and with zero disrespect towards the McKinley family or anyone else's religious beliefs, medical experts have offered an explanation.
In fact, you may have guessed it, based upon accounts of how young children are more likely to survive certain traumatic events -- like plunging into a freezing river -- than adults.
There is a higher level of plasticity to a young, developing brain than there is to an adult whose brain is finished developing.
This means that new connections are easier to form, and it also means that parts of a child's brain have an easier time repurposing themselves.
Again, the doctors who mention this are in no way trying to diminish this family's feeling that this recovery was miraculous.
As you can see in the video below, Trenton is still recovering.
He appears to need help and support when taking actions like rising up and walking.
But it is wonderful that he and his family were able to pull through this tragedy.
We absolutely wish him the best as he continues to recover.
Hear him speak in the video below:
Not even the saying, "when it rains, it pours," is equipped to describe this situation.
Jordin Sparks and her family are suffering from an incalculable loss. Jordin herself has lost four loved ones in one week.
One of them was her younger stepsister, who has passed away at just 16.
This should be a happy time in Jordin Sparks' life.
Unfortunately, Jordin's step-sister, Bryanna Jackson-Frias, has died at 16 from complications resulting from sickle-cell anemia.
If you're not familiar, sickle cell anemia involves red blood cells adhering to the walls of blood vessels. This obstructs blood from reaching tissues sufficiently, which can cut off oxygen.
As you can imagine, the results can be damaged tissues as well as serious pain. Bryanna knew this battle for her entire life.
But now that fight is over.
Jordin Sparks' mother, Jodi Jackson, announced the sad news on social media:
"Bry went peacefully to Heaven. I can’t help to think [that] she’s smiling just like this. Thank you all for your prayers."
That is heartbreaking.
Before Bryanna passed away, Jordin Sparks had taken to Instagram to share a plea with her followers.
Following the tragic news of Bryanna's passing, Jordin once again shared her pain with fans.
"Four Angels in a week. My heart is just so heavy & broken. I'm in shock, numb and feel everything all at the same time."
Because her step-sister is not the only loved one she lost.
"Leah & Rasual (one of my closest friends and her amazing other half who also was a great friend), Bryanna (my step sister) and Q (my little cousin), you were such bright lights in this crazy world."
We mentioned that Rasual Butler and his wife died in a car wreck.
The idea of losing so many people in one week is devastating. Especially when it's so sudden. And especially when two of them are family.
Jordin's post continues.
"You made everyone better just by knowing them. And your smiles made anyone's day better. The world is less sparkly without you in it."
Devastating to lose them in such rapid succession that she can't even single them out to speak about them.
"Rest In Peace and Power. I love you forever. Find Miles and hug him for me. [black heart emoji]"
No one should have to grapple with this degree of loss in one year, let alone one week.
Jordin Sparks ends her post with a plea to her fans and followers:
"Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Don't ever skip a chance to tell someone you appreciate them or how much you love them."
She's absolutely right.
"Please, please continue to cover their families and our family with thoughts and prayers. #unicornsdontdie #sicklecellsux"
Clearly, Jordin and her entire family -- and everyone else who loved these four souls -- need support now more than ever.
Grief is a long, complicated process that can sour every other experience.
We wish all of their loved ones all of the comfort that they deserve.
Kanye West wants his money, and he wants it NOW!!!
Back in November 2016, the Yeezus rapper canceled his Saint Pablo tour after he was hospitalized at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center for a mental breakdown.
Because of his health issues, Kim Kardashian West's husband was supposed to be paid out by insurance, but never was. Fast forward to Tuesday, he's fighting back!
West's company Very Good Touring, Inc. is suing insurer Lloyd's of London for refusing to cover the contract's non-appearance fee, and wants $9.8 million plus interest.
According to docs, Ye's legal team suspects Lloyd's of blaming his mental collapse on marijuana use:
"Nor have they provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay or even make a coverage decision, implying that Kanye's use of marijuana may provide them with a basis to deny the claim and retain the hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums paid by Very Good... The stalling is emblematic of a broader modus operandi of the insurers of never-ending post-claim underwriting where the insurers hunt for some contrived excuse not to pay."
Although North West's dad and his team submitted a claim to the company in November, they allegedly did everything in their power to reject coverage!
"Almost immediately after the claim was submitted, Defendants selected legal counsel to oversee the adjustment of the claim, instead of the more normal approach of retaining a non-lawyer insurance adjuster... Immediately turning to legal counsel made it clear that Defendants' goal was to hunt for any ostensible excuse, no matter how fanciful, to deny coverage or to maneuver themselves into a position of trying to negotiate a discount on the loss payment."
Saint Pablo is certainly no Saint when it comes to getting $$$!
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Macklemore must be counting his blessings right about now!
We mean, the Thrift Shop rapper could've been seriously injured on Friday when an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck drove straight into his Mercedes. Thankfully, the hitmaker walked away from the situation unscathed. Phew!
It's said the collision took place just before 11 p.m. in Langley, WA -- which is a small, island town just north of Seattle. Per reports, it's believed that the drunk driver drove head on into Macklemore while rounding a bend. Eek.
According to police, the driver wasn't wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and, in result, the unnamed culprit smashed his head into the windshield. He was found unconscious and bleeding following the accident. When interviewed by the cops, the reckless driver revealed he had a drink "awhile back." Although he didn't share how much he consumed, he said his last drink was at "5 o'clock." Huh.
The driver was then taken to a local hospital for medical treatments. Nonetheless, the Washington State Police says he WILL be charged with a DUI.
As for Macklemore and his two passengers, they walked away from the scene relatively uninjured. One victim was treated for a minor cut -- but that's it. We're just happy to hear no one was SERIOUSLY injured. Remember drinking and driving is a crime, folks!
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Chester Bennington's family and closest friends have opted for privacy in this very emotional time, holding a private Saturday afternoon memorial service to remember the Linkin Park member after his suicide by hanging last week.
The event took place near Bennington's home in Palos Verdes, California, with a few hundred people -- limited to family and friends -- attending the memorial service.
Police provided tight security at the event, and family members did not want videos or pictures taken there.
Fans have been organizing memorials around the globe for the frontman, but were not involved with the private ceremony yesterday in California.
According to reports, a full stage, including a drum kit, was set up at the funeral and several musical tributes were performed.
Additionally, all funeral attendees were given wrist bands and an access pass -- just like what you might see in a VIP pass at a Linkin Park concert.
Above all, it was no doubt a very emotional day for Bennington's family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who knew and loved him during this unimaginable time of need.
[Image via Ricky Swift/WENN.]
Who could ever forget Blue's Clues, one of the greatest children's interactive TV shows of all time?!
Steve Burns, who was Steve on the show for so many years before it ended its run a decade ago, is forever synonymous with the show, that unforgettable shirt, the damned blue dog... that show was a phenomenon, OK?? LOLz!!
But now, Mr. Burns has a brand new project, and he's teaming up with another Steve -- Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, as a matter of fact -- on a new set of children's music!!!
That's right! If you grew up on Steve from Blue's Clues, and you were hoping your own kids could one day do the same, here's you chance!!!
Speaking in a new interview with TMZ, Burns explained a little bit more about his new project, which is called Steve-n-steveN and is basically right now just a YouTube channel with a few tunes.
But seriously, LOOK AT THESE TUNES (below) starting with the most recently released vid about facts:
Ha! Love it!!
How about this one about the last magical unicorn (below):
And of course, the best and most memorable video was their first -- and the one that's gotten them the most attention -- about how to poop (below):
A music video about pooping, brought to you by the guy who was Steve in Blue's Clues.
What do U think of these vids, Perezcious readers?!
At least Steve's relative (lack of?) hair doesn't matter in this case, right? It's just kind of out there already... ha!!
Anyways, watch Burns' TMZ interview HERE.
And give the man a little credit -- not only are the songs pretty well done, as you can see in a separate project (below), he's an interesting and likable guy:
Keep singin' about poop, Steve!
[Image via YouTube.]
You go, girl!!
Peta Murgatroyd may have just given birth, like, eleven days ago, but that doesn't mean the new mom isn't ready to get real about the unrealistic post-baby body expectations thrown on to so many women!
The Dancing With The Stars star -- who welcomed the baby with her love Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- posted the pic you can see (above) to her Instagram account on Sunday, calling out body expectations and getting real about body goals!
Oh, and she also delivered a message about we can expect to see pics of the beautiful new baby, too!!
Here's what she had to say in a caption accompanying that pic (below):
Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth. I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant. Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most. The female body is incredible and resilient, but healing and strengthening take time. Now it's time for patience and hard work. Lots of love to all the new mamas out there on the journey. 💪🏼💪🏼 #yesihaveascrunchieinmyhair #shaiiswortheverypound
Preach, girl, PREACH!!!She looks AH-Mazing in her post-baby body, five-month pregnant look be damned! And she should conform to no one BUT the best moves she personally needs to make for her own health!
[Image via Peta Murgatroyd/Instagram.]
Source Reveals Kanye West Is NOT Living With Kim Kardashian & The Kids As He Continues Outpatient Mental Health Care
Kanye West may be out of the hospital, but the 39-year-old is still receiving outpatient care for undisclosed mental health issues.
Although Kim Kardashian West is standing by the rapper during this trying time, we're hearing the couple is currently living apart as 'Ye continues his treatment out of concern for their two children, North West, 3, and Saint West, almost 12 months.
A source close to the family told People:
"He is receiving outpatient care elsewhere with a medical team. Kim still seems concerned but is supportive. They don't know for how long Kanye will need outpatient care."
The insider added:
"She is very worried about the kids being around Kanye."
Must be serious!
It sounds like the Famous artist needs to cool the jets for a bit and receive whatever medical treatment necessary. That might not be the best environment for the young children.
We will keep you updated as we learn more.
[Image via Will Alexander/WENN.]
Get well soon, Buzz!
Buzz Aldrin has reportedly fallen ill and had to be evacuated from the South Pole on Thursday, where he had been on a trip with a group of people he dubbed "Buzz's Polar Penguins."
The former astronaut and second man to step on the moon took ill during the journey, which he had documented several days ago on his social media account.
South Pole here I come! #antarctica #WhiteDesert #GYATAntarcticaA photo posted by Buzz Aldrin (@drbuzzaldrin) on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:30pm PST
After he was flown to New Zealand for treatment, tourism group White Desert released this statement regarding Aldrin's condition:
"The evacuation flight for Mr Buzz Aldrin has successfully landed at Christchurch, New Zealand and Mr Aldrin is being transferred to hospital for examination. He currently has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and being kept overnight for observation. His condition is stable and his manager, who is currently with him, described him being in good spirits."
That's so good to hear, and we hope he only keeps improving!
Knowing him, he'll probably be back at the South Pole as soon as doctors give him the go-ahead!
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The reason why so many celebrities are in such great shape is because they have the money to get that way, and because they have the drive as well. You don’t have to be as rich as a celebrity in order to become as fit as one, you just need to want it and have the focus to get there.
You can look like a swimsuit model, if that’s what you want, or look like your favorite celebrity. There are ways to get fit, and healthy. Just remember, not every celebrity is a healthy weight, and you shouldn’t want to be underweight, which can be unhealthy as well.
Try A Diet System
There are plenty of diet systems out there and you may just want to try one of them. The key is to remember to take the eating habits you learn from them with you once the plan is over so that you can continue your weight loss. Yo-yo dieting can cause even more health issues than just being overweight in the first place.
Look into the diet plans your favorite celebrities are endorsing. Look at reviews of each of these plans so that you can find the right one for you. Some of them cut out some important nutrients, so you may need to use some supplements.
Just taking a look at some of the actors and actresses that live a vegan lifestyle can show you how healthy this kind of “diet” can be. You are cutting out foods that lead to obesity and that lead to skin problems that you may struggle for years to get rid of. It’s also a great way to avoid most food allergens.
Some famous vegans that have the looks to back up their lifestyle include Alicia Silverstone, Miley Cyrus, Ellen Page, and Liam Hemsworth. Alicia Silverstone is so into her healthy vegan lifestyle that she has her own company that can help you live better.
Find A Fitness Coach
Celebrities that are in shape, or want to get in shape for a particular roll, have personal trainers that help them get into shape. You may want to get yourself a fitness coach at your local gym. It can be cheaper than a full on personal trainer.
Joining a gym in general is a great idea if you want to be fit and healthy. Taking classes at your gym can give you the knowledge of different workouts so that you can do them at home as well.
Never Skip A Workout
Even on days that you can’t get to the gym, you should still be working out. Take a walk if that’s all you have time for. Wake up a little earlier so you can go for a jog or do some jumping jacks.
You could fit in something like yoga, which not only helps you get fit but can also help you relax. If you’re not sure what yoga can do for your healthy and physique take a look at Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Katy Perry. These are just a few of the many celebs that do yoga on a regular basis.
Wow, what a shock.
In an interview with People Magazine, Black Eyed Peas member Taboo revealed he was diagnosed with stage two testicular cancer in June of 2014 after visiting a hospital for abdominal and back pain.
What's scary is, the star (whose real name is Jaime Luis Gomez) initially put off the doctor's appointment due to his busy schedule, revealing:
"It all started with a pain in my back and abdomen. I was so busy working that I wasn't worried about it, but I went to the emergency room to get checked out."
Wow. We're SO relieved Jaime didn't wait a second longer to seek help.
Following the heartbreaking diagnosis, the rapper's bandmate will.i.am got him in touch with an EXCELLENT doctor who immediately got him started on an "intense" and "aggressive" chemotherapy. The star also had to have his "mothership" removed.
Taboo went on to recall:
"The very next day I went into surgery to have the ‘mother ship' removed. But my fight had just begun. My family and the group were all in shock, but will.i.am instantly reached out to a great doctor who helped me figure out a treatment plan. I was racing against the clock."
Luckily for Mr. Gomez, he was able to keep his chin up during the harrowing ordeal:
"There were times that I wanted to give up, but I became inspired by sports figures who have gone through similar battles. I began channeling my energy into the thing that keeps me alive and spirited: music. I wanted to share my story and inspire others like those who had inspired me. I had chemo brain and kept fading in and out, but my team kept me focused because they knew how important it was."
Now that the entertainer is officially cancer free, he has penned a song called Fight to inspire others with the disease to keep going no matter what:
"There are millions going through things like this, and I want to remind them that we don't curl up into a ball when we have a trial or tribulation. We get up and fight."
What an inspirational message! We're glad Taboo turned a negative situation into a positive one.
Stay strong, sir!
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This cannot be real...
Nearly a month to the day after the Presidential candidate shamed former Miss Universe Alicia Machado for her weight, Miss Iceland was just treated to similarly disgusting sexism on an International scale.
Apparently, 20-year-old Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir was scheduled to take part in the Miss Grand International competition this week... but quit on Sunday after being told she was too fat for the events.
According to the Icelandic beauty, Thai TV presenter/MGI owner Nawat Itsaragrisil ordered his staff to give Arna some awful advice just four days before she took the stage, saying:
"Stop eating breakfast, eat just salad for lunch, and drink water every evening until the contest."
But what's worse is that Nawat allegedly thought this was a compliment as he reportedly "wanted her to do well in the contest!"
Luckily, Arna immediately stuck up for herself -- speaking to the Iceland Monitor about her body-positive message, saying:
"If the owner of the contest really wants me to lose weight and doesn't like me the way I am, then he doesn't deserve to have me in the Top 10. Yes, my shoulders are a bit broader than the other girls', but that is because I was a member of the Icelandic national athletics team and I am proud of that. Personally, I think I'm fine as I am.
No arguments here!
Still... a prepared statement through the press wasn't enough for Arna.
"I'm going to stand up for myself, all women, and the Icelandic nation. I'm not going to let them say that I have too much fat to be on stage."
We support you 100 percent Arna!
Although, if you haven't quite yet mastered the language of Iceland...
Ch-ch-check out Arna's handwritten letter to MGI in English (below)!!!
My goodbye letter✉️🖋A photo posted by Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir (@arnayr) on Oct 24, 2016 at 3:42pm PDT
Celebrities may have a lot of help maintaining their bodies, but obtaining the same results isn’t impossible for everyone else. While they may not need to plan their own meals, or even make them, the food they’re eating is the same food we’re able to find at our grocery stores. Here are a few guidelines to follow to obtain that svelte figure of your dreams.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to nourish your body and maintain your health. If your body is dehydrated many of the body’s functions aren’t able to work properly, leaving you feeling fatigued, and your body and mind drained. Without the proper amount of fluid intake, any other diet efforts are not as effective due to struggle your body will have with its digestive functions.
Water is also an appetite suppressant, and it increases the body’s ability to metabolize stored fat. Often times we experience mild dehydration throughout the day that doesn’t present itself as a thirst, but as hunger and may lead to overeating or indulging. Getting at least 8 glasses of water each day is crucial and will also help with your joints, teeth, bones, and skin, so drink up!
Eat small meals frequently
Eating smaller meals throughout the day helps to keep your metabolism working all day, controls blood sugar, and assists in staving off pesky snack cravings. Of course, if your meals throughout the day aren’t composed of healthy foods, your plan won’t work.
Skipping meals or waiting long periods of time between meals sends a signal to your body that it needs to go into starvation mode, therefore storing calories. Once your body is programmed to store calories due to long periods of time between meals, your metabolism is impacted negatively and you’ll be more likely to pack on the pounds.
Try new recipes
If you’ve eaten enough grilled chicken salads to last you a lifetime but are still trying to maintain a healthy diet, then it’s time to get creative. Try new recipes that may feel like cheating but are actually healthy for you.
There are many resources you can use to find healthy, easy, and fun new recipes such as Pinterest or healthy recipe books. Finding snacks that satisfy your sweets cravings such as mango ice cream made with fresh fruit, milk, and pure maple syrup will make you feel less deprived than sticking to your salad-only routine.
It takes a lot of time and work to change your body, especially if you’re looking for big results; but don’t feel discouraged if it takes you a few weeks to determine what works best for your body and how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Keep at it, and know that each day is a new chance for you to improve your diet and improve your health.
Selena Gomez Posts Message About Needing To ‘Rethink Some Areas Of My Life Creatively And Personally’
Poor Selena Gomez!
She may have turned 24 years old on Friday, but she is not feeling the birthday festivities -- or maybe she just needs a breather from a long, grueling tour schedule.
The singer, in the middle of her Revival tour, touched down in Jakarta, Indonesia for the weekend and after a performance last night, she posted a very cryptic message on Instagram that caught EVERYBODY's attention.
She wrote and screenshotted the following, posting it for her 91 million IG followers to see (below):
"Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both...myself and my music. I've never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear something that hasn't happened. I'm stagnant, I stay still and don't just sit with myself first and ask, 'Is this where I am, wholeheartedly?' I've always told the truth. I'm always true to my word, I've shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally. Had to get that out."
Ch-ch-check out the post itself -- which still hasn't been deleted, as of Saturday afternoon -- and note that caption she gives it, too (below):
not being negative about anything I've done. I'm grateful for every single moment I get here -Indonesia you were LOUD and clearly inspiring. Love you so muchA photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Jul 23, 2016 at 8:42am PDT
Mental health is SO crucial in every single aspect, and for every single person, regardless of fame or celebrity or success or whatever.
Girl, clear the mind, take whatever time or space for yourself, and get things right! We are pulling for you!
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This is awful!
Everyone remember John Stevens from Season 3 of American Idol? The youngest contestant to make it to the finals when he was just 16 years old by singing Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin songs?
Last week, he was out for a run in Chelsea, Massachusetts and was hit by a van! Oh no!
The 28-year-old suffered a fractured skull, broken arm, and deafness in his right ear. He is now recuperating in Buffalo, New York with his parents.
The Boston Globe reports the incident happened in the evening near a crosswalk where Stevens was jogging with headphones in. A witness said the van did not appear to be speeding -- and charges against the driver have not been pressed.
After having some time to recover, Stevens took to Facebook to give an update and to thank everyone for their well wishes:
Hang in there, John!!!
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Fitness seems to be on everybody’s minds lately. As time has gone on, people appear to be more concerned with everything health related. In the 20’s, smoking was cool and even pregnant women did it. Now, if you see a pregnant woman smoking or drinking, all sorts of alarms go off.
Beyond cigarettes, people today are obsessed with anything health related. Does this sunscreen have heavy metals? Does this lotion contain chemicals that cause cancer? Is this processed food making me fat, tired, and depressed?
If there is anybody in the world who has the health craze figured out, it’s the celebrities. If money buys you anything, it buys you expensive treatments, a trainer, and a nutritionist. Among other things, of course. If you’re looking to get fit and stay fit, follow these celebrity secrets:
Drink All The Water
If you want to look like Jennifer Aniston in your 40’s you have to drink like her. Not alcohol. Water. Water is essential to all functions of the body. If you have a lifetime of not drinking enough, it’s going to show. You’ll look old, you won’t be flushing out any of the toxins in your body, and you’ll gain and retain weight. If you do nothing but drink half your body weight in ounces every day, you’ll be amazed at how you change.
Get An Informed Trainer
Trainers are a dime a dozen. Turn a corner in any city and you’ll see a gym with trainers advertising their services. It’s pretty easy to stand there and tell somebody to do 20 pushups, but it’s something different entirely to get a trainer who understands the chemistry of the body in relation to exercise, your particular makeup, and the diet hacks you need to get the results you crave.
Celebrities have the best in the business. They also have time to devote to getting and staying in shape. If you want to achieve a celebrity body, find the best of the best in regards to trainors. They’ll push you and you’ll see a difference.
Refer to Surgeon When All Else Fails
Ultimately, celebrities are amazingly beautiful because they’re not only the cream of society, they have help. Everybody has something with their body they’re not happy with. Celebs get to refer to a surgeon when diet and exercise fail to help them keep their figure. If you want to achieve what they’ve got, you might have to pay up…but try the natural methods first. It puts less stress on your pocketbook.
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Recently, the KUWTK star wrote a blog entry where she confesses to drinking ghee, a type of clarified butter commonly used in South Asian cuisine.
While drinking butter doesn't seem like it would be good for your health, the 36-year-old says the substance triggers weight loss, strengthens the immune system, hydrates skin, makes hair grow thick, and nourishes the nervous system.
The pint-sized diva wrote:
"A teaspoon a day does a body good."
Who taught her about ghee?! It was none other than mama Kris Jenner, who learned to make it from ex Robert Kardashian's mother.
However, Kourt buys it from Martha Soffer of Surya Spa. According to Miz Kardashian:
"She taught me to take ghee every morning and I trust all of the ingredients and I know she makes it herself."
You can substitute ghee for regular butter, and use it in French toast, grilled cheese sandwiches, and quesadillas. On the flip side, be cautious about using it with protein.
"I just stick to eating it with some sort of carbohydrate like a cracker… You can use ghee while cooking oatmeal, stir fries, soups, quinoa dishes, rice, lentils, and veggie sautees."
Considering how good Kourtney looks, everyone should be drinking ghee RIGHT NOW!
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Things are heating up!
On her website, Khloé Kardashian decided to write a cheeky post titled "Burn Calories In The Bedroom" that discusses her two favorite subjects: exercise and sex!
The KUWTK star wrote :
"I'm all about having fun with fitness and it's the best way to stay motivated to work out. I had my team put together a list of sex positions that burn the most calories, because what's more fun than getting down??? LOL."
How does she determine which positions burn the most calories?! The tall diva uses a sex calculator!
"I even found this ‘sex calculator' that tells you exactly how many calories are burned between the sheets based on your gender, weight, position, style (‘slow,' ‘frisky' or ‘fast and furious,' haha) and time frame."'
So what stance gives you the most bang for your buck?!
"The Shoulder is apparently the BEST sex position when it comes to getting in a full workout. To try it, lie flat on your back and raise your legs, lift your butt and thighs and support your lower back with your hands on your man's thighs. When you thrust you'll be working EVERYTHING—butt, abs, back, core and legs."
There you have it!
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