Monday, May 31, 2010

Céline Dion Is Pregnant – with Twins!

Céline Dion's dream to expand her family has come true.

The singer, 42, is pregnant with twins after undergoing her sixth in-vitro fertilization attempt and turning to acupuncture to improve her chances of a pregnancy, her rep Kim Jakwerth confirms.

Dion, mom to 9-year-old son René-Charles, is 14 weeks along. She will find out the gender of the twins next month.

"We're ecstatic," her husband/manager René Angelil tells PEOPLE. "Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy. She was hoping for one baby and the news that we are having two is a double blessing." !"

Source: People

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Miley Cyrus helps with backpack program in Hazard

Country music singer and actress Miley Cyrus was in Hazard Thursday, May 20 to announce her involvement with the Blessings in a Backpack program.

The program currently provides backpacks filled with food to children who qualify for free or reduced lunch, according to the Blessings in a Backpack website. The children take this food home with them on weekends so they will have food to eat during that time, according to the website.

Cyrus was in town with her dad, Billy Ray, and the two helped pack food into bags for children from Walkertown Elementary and Roy G. Eversole Middle School.

Read more: Hazard Herald (KY) - Your source for local news, classifieds, business listings and events.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Dennis Quaid Sues Over Twins' Near-Fatal Overdose

It was only a matter of time before the other Quaid started making headlines, too.

Sadly, Dennis Quaid's legal raison d'être is exponentially more serious than brother Randy's, as the G.I. Joe star has filed suit against Baxter Healthcare over his twins' near-death experience.

In the negligence suit filed Friday, Quaid fingered the company as the culprit behind the potentially lethal error in dosage given to his now 2-year-old kids, Zoe and Thomas.

View the lawsuit

Here's a refresher: Back on Nov. 18, 2007, the days-old babies came down with staph infections. They were treated with Heparin; however, hospital personnel inadvertently administered 10,000 units of the medication. The infants were only supposed to receive 10.

The twins in turn suffered life-threatening reactions, which, according to the legal papers, "may be permanent in nature and are likely to cause serious complications in the future."

Quaid's suit alleges that Baxter Healthcare, which manufactures and distributes the drug, is to blame for making the dosage information on the packaging confusing. He claims Baxter was negligent not only for allowing the similarly looking labels to be distributed in the first place, but for not recalling them once the company was informed of the potentially fatal errors.

Calling the identical labels a "totally foreseeable and predictable" error, he says Baxter, "knowing of the danger of inadvertent mix-up with the dire consequences that could follow, should have taken other steps to warn and to distinguish each of these drugs."

He is seeking medical expenses, punitive damages and for the company to establish a fund for future medical expenses.

Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, filed suit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last year, and received a $750,000 settlement from the hospital.

Source: eonline

Brittany Murphy's husband is found dead at home

LOS ANGELES - The husband of Brittany Murphy was found dead at his Los Angeles home late Sunday, five months after the Hollywood actress died, police said.

The preliminary cause of the death of British screenwriter Simon Monjack is natural causes, police spokesman Sgt. Louie Lozano told The Associated Press.

"We concluded there no signs of foul play or any criminal activity involved," said Sgt. Alex Ortiz, another police spokesman.

Firefighters responding to an emergency call from a woman at 9:40 p.m. found the 39-year-old Monjack dead at the Hollywood Hills residence, police spokesman Sgt. Louie Lozano said. Ortiz said he didn't know who called. Monjack and Murphy had shared their home with Murphy's mother, Sharon.

Ortiz said that the Los Angeles Coroner's Office was taking over the investigation because criminal activity had been ruled out, and would provide more details later on the death and circumstances surrounding it.

At his wife's funeral in December, a visibly emotional Monjack talked about their relationship and called her his best friend and soul mate. The two married in 2007.

He had said that they had been planning a family and contemplating a move to New York.

Murphy, best known for her major roles in "Clueless," "Girl Interrupted," and "8 Mile" in 2002, died Dec. 20, at age 32 after collapsing in her home. The Los Angeles County coroner's office concluded Murphy's death was accidental, but likely preventable.

The coroner's report said that the medications found in her system were consistent with treatment of a cold or respiratory infection. Monjack and Murphy's mother had reported the actress was ill with flulike symptoms in the days before her death.

An autopsy found no evidence that Murphy abused drugs. Investigators had found numerous prescription medications in her home.

Source: Yahoo News

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kim Kardashian Is On The Hunt For A Husband

Kim Kardashian is on the lookout for a husband. The 29-year-old socialite told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show, ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’:

“I’m on the market. This is a new life for me. I haven't been single in years. I never thought I would like being single. I'm not the dating type. I'm a relationship kind of girl. The next one that comes into my life will be my husband."


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