10 Celebrities Who Nearly Died Trying To Save A Life

Celebrities are notoriously known for being extremely self-absorbed. I saw Patrick Dempsey at the 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon premier in New York City a few years ago and was appalled by how dismissive he was of fans. A year later, the Grey’s Anatomy star saved a teen from a car crash. I guess there’s more than what meets the eye.

Patrick is not the only actor who has can be labeled a hero. There’s a handful of celebrities who have done such outstanding deeds that you will never be able to look at them the same way again.

The America’s Got Talent judge was on vacation in Hawaii watching her oldest son and nannies swimming in the ocean, when suddenly a dangerous tide swept them away. She and her then-boyfriend Martin Kristen ran into the water and dragged all of them to safety. Once they were safe on land, Heidi ran to get water for the victims.

“I did what any mother would do,” she told People. “Henry swam out of it. I grabbed him at the shore. The nannies were the ones in much deeper trouble.”

In 2003, the country singer rushed into a burning home in Oklahoma and saved two young boys who were home alone.

“The fire came in like a bullet,” one of the boys told ABC News. “The flames were taller than the house. You couldn’t see anything because the smoke was so thick.”

The Voice coach was driving near the Oklahoma River when he spotted a group of men stuck in a mudslide. Unable to get them to safety with the use of his body weight or his truck, Blake went back to get his tractor to pull the three men out.

If it wasn’t for the country singer’s helping hand, the young men would have been stuck there for days!

While Daryl Hall and John Oates were dining at a restaurant, a robber stormed inside the place with a gun. Instead of lying down, John Oates, the electric guitarist, pushed the robber on the glass door and restrained him until the police showed up.

Like Heidi, The Office star also put his swimming skills to good use when a riptide almost drowned a woman in Costa Rica. “Literally in three seconds the girl had been swept 150 yards out,” John recalled.

He risked his life to swim out and try to save the woman, and luckily he succeeded. “Granted, not everybody needs to have life-or-death experiences, but that changed my entire life. All of a sudden I grew up,” he told Playboy.

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911 Called After Tori Spelling Has A Complete “Breakdown”

Tori Spelling, daughter of Aaron Spelling and star of Beverly Hills, 90210, has had her share of hardships in her life. After her father died, it was expected that Tori was to inherit a large part of his $500 million fortune. However, because of the estranged relationship between Tori and her mother, the actress was handed $800,000 and nothing more. Tori has had financial problems ever since.

“It’s no mystery why I have money problems,” Tori wrote in one of her books. “I grew up rich beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. I never knew anything else. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can’t seem to let go of my expensive tastes. Even when my tastes aren’t fancy, they’re still costly. I moved houses to simplify my life, but lost almost a million dollars along the way.”

Tori’s financial issues are not her only problems, either. In 2014 the actress was admitted to the hospital for an “Ebola scare,” but sources close to Tori say it was actually a nervous breakdown.

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Her friends claimed Tori was faking illness to the point where she actually made herself sick, was fighting with her husband constantly, and was freaking out about her money troubles. They said the “Ebola scare” was just a way to cover up the mental health issues. One friend said that an intervention was being planned.

“I am hoping that shedding some light on it for all of her fans to read may actually lead her to seek some change in her life,” the friend told TMZ. “Kind of like David Hasselhoff watching the drunk video of himself eating a hamburger.”

Since the hospital visit four years ago, the mom of five seemed relatively level-headed and steady in her life. However, police are currently being dispatched to her home for a potentially serious reason.

Wendy Williams Announces Hiatus From Show Due To Health Reasons

Wendy Williams is a daytime television veteran. She has hosted her own show, The Wendy Williams Show, since 2008, and before that she was a radio host for many years. She won “Best On-Air Personality” in 1993.

Williams’s show is always known for its high-energy and pointed questions to guests, always trying to stir the pot. But during her Halloween episode, Williams passed out on live television.

She began to stumble on her words, and her feet. Within seconds she had hit the ground, completely passed out. The show immediately cut to black, but not before viewers could see the producers and crew rush to help the host.

“That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume and I did pass out,” Williams later said.

But it turns out that her collapse was a signal of something more serious.

Kelly And Ryan Are Daytime TV’s Biggest Stars – But Can You Guess Who Makes More Money?

We all start our day by watching Live with Kelly and Ryan – or is that just me? Because I definitely never miss an episode.

If you’re a regular viewer, you’ll remember the drama that followed after host Michael Strahan left the show for Good Morning America.

Kelly Ripa spent a year auditioning new guest hosts, before settling on American Idol emcee Ryan Seacrest.

I remember being pretty skeptical about the pair, but after a year sitting behind the Live desk their chemistry is undeniable.

But I couldn’t help but wonder: who is the host with the most? As in the most money, of course.

The answer was not what I expected, and it goes to show how different Kelly and Ryan’s careers have been.

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Ripa, as you probably know, was an actress on All My Children for many years, and met her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, on set.

She followed up the soap with work on Hope & Faith, and started hosting Live with Regis and Kelly at the same time. The actress has been hosting the daily talk show since 2001.

And her popularity with fans has helped make her TV’s highest paid actress. Last year, she reportedly made $17 million for hosting Live.

Add in the rest of Kelly’s projects – including marketing for companies like Tide and Pantene – and it’s not surprising to learn she’s worth an estimated $100 million.

After all, Ripa and her husband put their lavish New York penthouse on sale for $24 million in 2015.

So, how does Ryan Seacrest’s paycheck measure up to his co-host’s?

Kelly And Ryan Are Daytime TV’s Biggest Stars – But Can You Guess Who Makes More Money?

We all start our day by watching Live with Kelly and Ryan – or is that just me? Because I definitely never miss an episode.

If you’re a regular viewer, you’ll remember the drama that followed after host Michael Strahan left the show for Good Morning America.

Kelly Ripa spent a year auditioning new guest hosts, before settling on American Idol emcee Ryan Seacrest.

I remember being pretty skeptical about the pair, but after a year sitting behind the Live desk their chemistry is undeniable.

But I couldn’t help but wonder: who is the host with the most? As in the most money, of course.

The answer was not what I expected, and it goes to show how different Kelly and Ryan’s careers have been.

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Ripa, as you probably know, was an actress on All My Children for many years, and met her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, on set.

She followed up the soap with work on Hope & Faith, and started hosting Live with Regis and Kelly at the same time. The actress has been hosting the daily talk show since 2001.

And her popularity with fans has helped make her TV’s highest paid actress. Last year, she reportedly made $17 million for hosting Live.

Add in the rest of Kelly’s projects – including marketing for companies like Tide and Pantene – and it’s not surprising to learn she’s worth an estimated $100 million.

After all, Ripa and her husband put their lavish New York penthouse on sale for $24 million in 2015.

So, how does Ryan Seacrest’s paycheck measure up to his co-host’s?

13 Controversial Celebrity Graves As Famous As The People Beneath Them

Fame: you can’t take it with you.

While we still know their names and faces, these 13 stars have passed away and left behind only our memories of them.

And of course, they also have their tombstones, grave markers, and memorials. But as you’ll see from this list, some people refuse to let the dead rest in peace.

The SNL and Animal House star got the last laugh with his tombstone, which reads “I may be gone, but Rock and Roll lives on,” beneath a skull and crossbones.

But the hard-partying actor’s grave quickly became a tourist destination for some unsavory people. Repeated complaints forced his widow to move Belushi’s body to an unmarked grave, to protect his graveyard on Martha’s Vineyard from litterbugs and vandals.

This leading lady is remembered for her famous quips, and she saved the best for last. Find her family memorial in L.A.’s historic Forest Lawn cemetery and you’ll see her unique epitaph: “She did it the hard way.”

The inscription was actually suggested by Hollywood director Joe Mankiewicz, and inspired by how Davis had to fight to get the parts she wanted in Hollywood.

Wayne’s family was determined to keep the western star’s plot a secret, to keep away nosy fans and tourists. It wasn’t until 1998, almost 20 years after the True Grit star’s death, that a plaque was finally added to his unmarked grave in Newport Beach, California.

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The famed writer’s massive tombstone in Paris is a work of art in itself. The huge statue of a winged man has been vandalized nonstop since it was built in 1914, with tourists from all over the world leaving bright red kisses on the tombstone.

The angel itself had its stone genitals chopped off by a tourist as a souvenir in the 1980s, and today a protective glass barrier has been put up around the monument.

Presley’s Graceland home in Tennessee is the second-most visited house in America, after the White House. More than 600,000 tourists travel to the King’s home each year to pay their respects.

While Presley was originally buried in a nearby cemetery, his father Vernon paid a team of grave robbers to ransack his own son’s tomb, so he could be buried on Graceland’s property despite local zoning laws.

Fans of the late actress leave kisses and flowers for her every day, but some dedicated admirers have tried to get a more permanent position by her side.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was famously buried in the plot beside Monroe, so he could spend the afterlife beside her.

L.A. businessman Richard Poncer also bought the tomb above Monroe. He even left strict instructions to his wife, asking to be buried face down…ick!

The famous talk show host and creator of game shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune obviously lived and breathed TV. So when it was time to say goodbye, Griffin had the perfect line ready for his headstone: “I will not be right back after this message.”

Sylvester Stallone Confirms He Is Still Alive Following “Sick” Death Reports

On Monday, the world woke up to some media outlets reporting that actor Sylvester Stallone had died.

According to these reports, the Rocky star was secretly battling prostate cancer, and he passed away from the complications of the disease.

Photos that accompanied the posts showed the 71-year-old looking sickly, and having lost most of his hair. Soon after, fans took to social media to start paying tribute to the entertainer.

However, they were in for a reality check.

Turns out, the reports were all fake, and the Rambo star was once again the target of a celebrity death hoax.

The photos included in the articles about his passing were from the set of Creed 2, a movie in which Stallone’s character, Rocky Balboa, battles non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

As the reports started to spread like wildfire, Stallone decided to put an end to them by addressing the hoax on social media.

5 Celebrity Parents Reveal What They’ve Learned From Raising Their Special Needs Kids

Parenting is the hardest job in the world. Children will test you in ways that you never thought possible, and no matter how old your kids get, it never gets any easier, or any less confusing. When your child is born with special needs, it doesn’t make it any harder, it just gets a lot more complicated, and the number of doctors appointments shoots through the roof. Having two children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, I can completely understand what it must have been like for Colin Farrell, raising a child with an extremely rare genetic disorder: complicated.

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Farrell has a 14-year-old son named James. When James was only two years old, he was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome, which is a rare and complex genetic condition that primarily affects the body’s nervous system. It has several characteristic symptoms that include: problems with movement and balance, severe developmental delays, intellectual disability, and very severe speech impairment. The child will also show some physical characteristics like a small head, and pretty specific facial features.

When you put that all together, as a parent, your job does get a lot more complicated. On top of just learning how to be a parent, you have to learn how to be a very specific parent. And, if you are someone who lacked patience or empathy in your life before kids, you are about to get slapped in the face with both of those. That is what Colin Farrell has been dealing with as a parent for the last 14 years, and it can’t have been easy.

You never truly know how you are going to react when you get news like this about your children, and it is up to you to decide what kind of person you are going to be. Colin took the approach of sheer joy and amazement.

“James is an absolute stud,” he told People magazine. “Every day, just breaking down boundaries. He’s an amazing boy.”

That is what it really breaks down to, watching your child do things you never thought they would be able to do. Each step they take in the right direction lifts what feels like a two-ton weight off of your shoulders.

“Everything he’s achieved in his life has come through the presence and the kind of will that is hard work. He’s a lot to be inspired by,” Colin said. “Things like walking and talking and eating and feeding himself, all those things that so many of us naturally take for granted because they come so easily, to James, they come somewhat harder … I remember the days when he couldn’t watch ten minutes of a film because he couldn’t sit still, but now he can.”

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Like a lot of parents who have children with any number of a variety of developmental or genetic conditions, Colin has become an advocate for Angelman syndrome, appearing at multiple fundraisers and conferences to speak about his experiences raising a child with the condition. He likes to talk with other parents so that they know that they are not alone in this battle, because believe it, a battle is exactly what it is.

“The struggles of a child with special needs can be so brutal that they can tear at the very fabric of your heart, but the love shared and the pure strength and heroism observed is the needle and thread that mends all tears,” he told Today reporter Christina Poletto.

As for parents, his advice is pretty simple, and it can be the life-saver that you as a special needs parents requires, “Reach out,” he said. “Find support. Only you will ever know truly what it is to feel what you feel, but you will recognize yourself in the struggles and triumphs of others when you hear their stories. You are not alone.”

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Colin regularly attends the annual gala for Angelman syndrome research, which this past year it was held in Chicago. Colin first spoke publicly about his son’s condition in 2012.

“I decided, after consulting with James’ mother, model Kim Bordenave, that I wanted to talk publicly about the pride and joy I had in our son,” he said. “He has enriched my life, but I don’t want to minimize the trials that so many families go through: the fear, consternation, frustration, and pain.”

There is no cure for Angelman syndrome, but that doesn’t mean that the lives of these children, and their families can’t be wonderful experiences. Just because a child is born with a developmental or genetic disorder, doesn’t mean that they aren’t loving their life, they just happen to see if differently than we do. What is normal for us, might even seem strange to them. That is why Colin speaks so candidly about what he, his son, and his son’s mother have gone through for all these years. It is a battle together, one that can never technically be won, but also one that should never be lost.

“We share in the smallest victories — the first words at age six or seven, being able to feed oneself at nine and getting the seizures under control,” said Colin. “When you’re the parent of a child with special needs, it’s important to feel that you’re not alone.”

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When your child relies on you as a parent, much the same way James would rely on Colin, and his mother, you need to remember that “they need you.” They need you to be strong, they need you to be open, they need you to be whatever it is that they need whenever they happen to need it. It can wear you down as a parent and a person, but you never stop loving your child with everything that you are.

“I would humbly say to parents of a child with a recent diagnosis of any disorder that while they may well be experiencing the death of one dream, that dream of having a healthy child, there are a thousand dreams and milestones that are yet to reveal themselves,” said Colin.

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When you look in your child’s eyes, and you see just how they see you, it is all worth it, regardless of the challenges that lay around the next corner.

But Colin Farrell hasn’t been the only celeb parent to open up about the lessons their kids have taught them.

5 Celebs Open Up About The Joys And Struggles Of Parenting A Seriously Ill Child

Sylvester Stallone’s faith has been tested many times over the course of his life, but he managed to overcome all the hardships and is still standing strong.  

He met his first hurdle the moment he was born on July 6, 1946. Due to complications that arose during his mother’s labor, the obstetricians had to use forceps to retrieve him, but in the process they accidentally severed a nerve. This resulted in the paralysis of the lower left side of his face, including his lip, tongue, and chin.

As he got older, he decided to pursue a career in acting, but that was no easy feat. Stallone’s first starring role was in a softcore pornographic film, which he claimed he did out of desperation. He was evicted from his apartment at the time, and had been sleeping at a bus station prior to taking on the controversial role.

“It was either do that movie or rob someone, because I was at the end – the very end – of my rope,” Stallone said in an interview a few years ago.

He eventually worked his way up the fame ladder with box office hits like Rocky, Rambo, and Demolition Man. He amassed plenty of awards throughout his decades-long career, including a Golden Globe.

However, Stallone struggled to find happiness in his personal life. He has been married three times: The first time was in 1974 to Sasha Czack. They welcomed two sons, Sage Moonblood in May 1976 and Seargeoh in 1979, before getting a divorce in 1985. That same year, he married model and actress Brigitte Nielsen, but their relationship ended in a highly publicized divorce two years later.

He finally settled down with his third wife, former model Jennifer Flavin, in 1997, and they now have three daughters, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet.

Still, Stallone had even more difficult times ahead, having to deal with losing one of his sons and raising a daughter with a serious medical condition.

In 2012, Sage Moonblood was found dead in his home. Although there was a lot of speculation surrounding the 36-year-old’s sudden death, a toxicology report came back “negative except for a sub-therapeutic level of hydrocodone.” Turns out, his death was brought on by a hidden heart condition.

“This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives,” Stallone said in a statement. “Sage is our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son’s memory and soul left in peace.”

Just a few weeks after Sage was laid to rest, Stallone’s 48-year-old half-sister, Tori Ann Filiti, died of lung cancer.

In addition to all the tragedy, the Stallones were subjected to another troubling situation: Sophia was to undergo heart surgery at the end of that year.

“This is a terrible year, a horrible year for him. Sylvester is devastated…,” Flavin said at the time.

The oldest of the Stallone sisters was born in 1996 with a form of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) called an atrioventricular septum. The condition occurs when a baby is born with a hole in the wall between the left and right sides of the heart, allowing blood to flow between the chambers. Although rare, the condition is curable with surgery.

Sophia was just two-and-a-half months old when she was forced to undergo her first open-heart surgery at a Los Angeles hospital. UCLA pediatric cardiologist Dr. Stacey Drant reassured the Stallones that they had nothing to worry about.

“Every child I’ve seen operated on has survived…In terms of surgery, it’s a slam dunk,” Drant told E! News.

Stallone and Flavin confirmed the news a week before the procedure, and thankfully, the surgery was a success, and Sophia was cleared to go home after a few days of observation.

“I’ve been staying at the hospital with Jennifer every night,” Stallone said in a statement after the surgery. “I have been blessed with two miracles within the past nine weeks–that of my daughter being born and that of my daughter being reborn.”

Unfortunately, around the age of 16, Sophia’s cardiac malformation triggered a problem with a heart valve, and she required another surgery.

Considering everything the family had already gone through that year, the timing couldn’t be any more worse, but both Sophia and her parents have been trying to make the best of the hand they were dealt with.

“Every day I think of my heart,” Sophia told Paris Match magazine in 2012. “I eat really healthy, and as I get more tired than normal, I have to be very careful when doing sports. Now I have to have surgery again because the tissue they put in 16 years ago has widened and I have problems with the valves. If all goes well, I will spend five days in the hospital.”

Sophia’s mother then explained that the her illness has taken a toll on the entire family, but Stallone has taken it especially hard because he and Sophia have a special bond.

“She is the one that most resembles her father,” Flavin said. “Like him she has read nearly all of Shakespeare’s books. They have a very special bond, they think alike and even have the same gestures, Sophia is the love of his life.”

Flavin also revealed that they had plans to make the remaining months leading up to the surgery as special as possible for their ill daughter. “This is Sophia’s year. A very special year,” said Flavin. “Sly and I have thought about everything she wants and what can make her happy.”

They decided that she would attend the Bal des Débutantes in Paris, which was scheduled to take place a month before the surgery.

“Bruce Willis’ wife Emma told us about it after Tallulah participated last year. We put the idea to Sophia and she loved it,” said her mother.

Sophia had the chance to dance with Stallone at the black tie affair, she later admitted that was her first dance ever with her father and it was “the best moment for me.”

She successfully underwent surgery eight days before Christmas, and life has only gotten better since.

In a 2016 interview with The Telegraph, a 20-year-old Sophia candidly spoke about how much her heart condition impacted her and her family.

“I can do everything now,” she said. “I just have these scars. And, actually, I feel like a better person today because of what happened – more of an old soul, I guess.”

She continued, “It forced me to grow up, seeing my mum and dad freaking out the way they did. Watching them crying and looking so terrified meant that I had to hold it together, and when I was getting a little woozy just before, I remember looking at mum and dad crying and saying to them, ‘I love you and I will come out of this.'”

Despite Sophia’s honest admission, her mother still felt sad that her daughter was robbed of her teenage years because of her condition. “Sophia had never had a boyfriend at that time and she should have been thinking about school and going on dates, not going through something so heavy.”

For now, CHD is on the back burner, and Sophia has other priorities that are keeping her busy.

Sophia, who turns 22 in August, is currently a communications major (with a minor in entrepreneurship and film) at the University of Southern California, where she’s also a member of a sorority.

“I want to be an entrepreneur and run my own fashion and makeup line,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Sophia previously talked about her love for theater and the desire to become an actress, but she gave up on that dream when she realized how harsh the industry can be. However, she’s still open to appearing in front of the camera if the opportunity arises.

She recently appeared as a guest judge on the Lifetime television show Project Runway, and last year, she and her sister’s were chosen to hand out trophies at the 2017 Golden Globes Awards.

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Miss Golden Globes is a Hollywood Foreign Press tradition that dates back to 1960s which selects a celebrity offspring to give away the coveted statuettes. It was sort of like a debut for the Stallone sisters.

Sophia also appeared alongside her younger sisters on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s April 2017 issue. From the looks of her Instagram, she also occasionally models alongside her sister, Sistine.

As for Stallone, he hasn’t recently publicly spoken about the nerve-racking time  and his family went through all those years ago, but during one of his past interviews, he expressed gratitude to those who helped save Sophia’s life.  

“My daughter had heart surgery and I saw this doctor and thought, ‘He has the power of life and death.’ That is my new hero,” Stallone said.

Sylvester Stallone isn’t the only celeb who’s kid has turned their health struggles into their motivation for success.

Richard Pryor’s Widow Claims He And Marlon Brando Were Lovers, But His Daughter Furiously Denies It

In a recent New York Magazine interview, superstar music producer Quincy Jones revealed a ton of juicy secrets of the music and entertainment industry that not only shocked plenty of readers, but had a surprising number of people coming forward to actually back up his statements.

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From his brutally honest comments about working with Michael Jackson:

“I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] ‘State of Independence’ and ‘Billie Jean.’ The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.”

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To his ESPECIALLY brutal comments on The Beatles:

“That they were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherf***ers. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it.”

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To even the current conditions of the United States as a whole:

“We’re the worst we’ve ever been, but that’s why we’re seeing people try and fix it. Feminism: Women are saying they’re not going to take it anymore. Racism: People are fighting it. God is pushing the bad in our face to make people fight back.”

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However, one of his comments that caught a lot of people off guard was to do with the sex life of a particularly famous actor: Marlon Brando. To quote Jones:

“He was the most charming motherf***er you ever met. He’d f*** anything. Anything! He’d f*** a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.”

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Well as it turns out, at least one of those stories might actually be true, but that’s being heavily debated by members of Pryor’s family…

Kim Kardashian Posts “Inappropriate” Picture Taken By Her 4-Year-Old Daughter, And It’s Sparked An Interesting Debate

Teaching your kids about body positivity is always important. As they grow up, they are bombarded with images about what is “perfect” and how people “should” look. For people that grow up in Hollywood, this is only heightened.

Many celebrities are beginning to speak out about being body positive, and it’s sparked a trend. Alicia Keys has vowed to not wear makeup anymore and only go with natural beauty on red carpets. Kelly Clarkson has also spoken out about how being pressured to stay thin was something she struggled with when starting out. The American Idol winner revealed that she contemplated suicide at the height of her fame.

“When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself,” Clarkson said. “I was miserable, like, inside and out, for four years of my life. But, no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense.”

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But one family who constantly talks about positivity is the Kardashians. Regardless of how you feel about them, the famous family is constantly talking about positive messages being sent about beauty and beauty standards.

Kim Kardashian-West has been known to post nude and semi-nude shots on her social media accounts, and often gets criticized for her choice. However, the mom of three doesn’t understand the issue.

“In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives,” she wrote. “I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime—and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?”

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Kim’s not wrong. Posting images she feels confident in is absolutely her choice and if you don’t like them, stop following her. It’s not like she’s a children’s icon who is being looked up to. People frequenting her Instagram page should be aware of the content that will be posted, it’s not new.

However, Kim’s most recent Instagram post raised some eyebrows when they realized who was in it.

Kim Kardashian Posts “Inappropriate” Picture Taken By Her 4-Year-Old Daughter, And It’s Sparked An Interesting Debate

Teaching your kids about body positivity is always important. As they grow up, they are bombarded with images about what is “perfect” and how people “should” look. For people that grow up in Hollywood, this is only heightened.

Many celebrities are beginning to speak out about being body positive, and it’s sparked a trend. Alicia Keys has vowed to not wear makeup anymore and only go with natural beauty on red carpets. Kelly Clarkson has also spoken out about how being pressured to stay thin was something she struggled with when starting out. The American Idol winner revealed that she contemplated suicide at the height of her fame.

“When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself,” Clarkson said. “I was miserable, like, inside and out, for four years of my life. But, no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense.”

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But one family who constantly talks about positivity is the Kardashians. Regardless of how you feel about them, the famous family is constantly talking about positive messages being sent about beauty and beauty standards.

Kim Kardashian-West has been known to post nude and semi-nude shots on her social media accounts, and often gets criticized for her choice. However, the mom of three doesn’t understand the issue.

“In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives,” she wrote. “I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime—and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?”

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Kim’s not wrong. Posting images she feels confident in is absolutely her choice and if you don’t like them, stop following her. It’s not like she’s a children’s icon who is being looked up to. People frequenting her Instagram page should be aware of the content that will be posted, it’s not new.

However, Kim’s most recent Instagram post raised some eyebrows when they realized who was in it.

How Much Is “The Pioneer Woman” Actually Worth?

Ree Drummond, the woman behind The Pioneer Woman empire, is one of the most popular food media personalities of the last few years.

Many among us have grown to love her, thanks to her humble personality and delicious southern-style comfort cooking. She built a solid fan base through her blog, highly-rated television show, as well as her best-selling books.

However, what many don’t know is that Drummond didn’t always start out with the mindset of becoming famous.

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Born Ann Marie Smith in Bartiesville, Oklahoma, Drummond always had big dreams. She wanted to become a journalist, so upon graduating high school in 1987, she moved to Los Angeles, California to study at the University of Southern California. She switched majors, from journalism to gerontology, the study of old age, before graduating in 1991. She had plans to go to law school, but she got derailed when she unexpectedly met her husband, Ladd Drummond, also known as “Marlboro Man.”

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After their 1996 nuptials, Drummond moved with her husband to a ranch in the small town of Pawhuska in Oklahoma. They started growing their family, and now have four children – Alex, Paige, Bryce and Todd.

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However, being away from her parents and siblings for so long started to take a toll on Drummond, so she started a blog in 2006 to help her stay in touch with them. This was the simple idea that gave way to Drummond’s multi-million dollar brand.

Fans Are Pretty Sure They Know What Kylie Jenner Named Her Daughter

Kylie Jenner gave birth over the weekend, confirming all the rumors we already knew. But because people are always hungry for a story, there’s now speculation as to what the name of her daughter will be, and we’ve gotta say…some theories add up.

Kylie revealed the birth of her first child on Instagram the same day of the Super Bowl, and shared her reasoning for keeping it all a secret.

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The new mom apologized to fans for keeping everything so private, not that she owed anyone an explanation.

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Kylie also posted a video on her YouTube channel which gave a glimpse into her nine month pregnancy, and also revealed the first photos of Kim Kardashian’s newest child, Chicago West. Kylie was one of the first people to hold Chicago, and older sister Kim jokingly told her “I need to school you on what your vagina is about to feel like.”

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In true Kardashian fashion, Kylie and her boyfriend, Travis Scott, are keeping their daughter’s name on the down-low. However, some eagle-eyed fans have put together a theory that actually makes a lot of sense.

The Pictures Of Kylie’s Pregnancy You Never Saw

Kylie Jenner gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend, and no one even knew she was pregnant. Well, okay. That’s an exaggeration. We all thought she was pregnant, but neither her, nor her famous family spoke a single word about the 20-year-old’s pregnancy.

In recent months, there had been more and more clues pointing to a Kylie pregnancy, however privacy breaches in her own home forced her to stay cooped up, with everyone wanting to get the first pictures of the pregnant starlet.

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“I really feel bad for Kylie because there’s always somebody that’s trying to exploit a certain situation,” Kris Jenner said. “To have somebody in her own home trying to snap pictures they shouldn’t be snapping is really, really stressful. You want to be able to trust the people that you’re surrounded by, but we have to really be on alert at all time, and that’s extremely upsetting when you feel like you can’t be in your own bedroom or bathroom.”

After months of speculation, however, Kylie herself announced the birth of her daughter on Instagram, and offered an explanation as to why she chose to stay secretive.

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“Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I’ve had in my entire life and I’m actually going to miss it,” she wrote.

Kylie also apologized for keeping fans in the dark, but as a way to make it up to them, she posted an 11-minute video on her YouTube channel which featured intimate moments between Kylie and her family, as well as the birth of her daughter.

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There are also images of Kylie’s pregnancy that have been circulating on Instagram, which you can watch in the video!

“Sex And The City” Star Reveals Family Tragedy After Five Days Of Hope

Family ties are tight, no matter how far apart you are. For Kim Cattrall, who starred on Sex and the City, different countries didn’t keep her from trying to find her brother.

One day ago on Instagram, Cattrall revealed that her brother, Chris, had been missing since January 30th.

“His keys, cell phone, & wallet left on the table and his front door unlocked. This is not like Chris. He would never leave his unlocked home without those items nor his 7 beloved dogs.”

MISSING! This is my brother Christopher Cattrall or Chris as we call him. He has been missing since Tuesday, January the 30th from his home in Lacombe, Alberta Canada. His keys, cell phone,& wallet left on the table and his front door unlocked. This is not like Chris. He he would never leave his unlocked home without those items nor his 7 beloved dogs. Chris is 55 years old, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, blue eyes, short brown hair, goatee, average build & usually wearing a waist length hooded winter coat with black gloves, blue jeans and calf high black winter boots. If you’ve seen Chris contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403 885 3300 He’s a one of a kind brother. Help us bring him home safe. Please spread the world. Many thanks for reading this. Kim #centralalberta #blackfalds #reddeeralberta

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Chris Cattral went missing in Alberta, Canada. People all over social media shared the message, hoping to bring Chris back to his family. Kim spent five days retweeting and posting information about her brother’s disappearance, hoping he would come home soon.

“He’s a one-of-a-kind brother,” Kim Cattrall wrote. “Help us bring him home safe.”

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Chris Cattral’s step-daugher, Katie Osmond, also posted about his disappearance.

“I know it’s hard to find people when they’ve gone missing,” she wrote. “I’m praying that he comes home safe and unharmed.”

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Sadly, on February 4th, Kim Cattrall announced the “unexpected passing” of Chris.

The news of Chris’s death comes two days after the five-year anniversary of his father’s death.

RCMP officers confirmed that Chris Cattrall’s body had been found, and that their investigation had concluded. They say the death is not considered suspicious.

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In what was the worst kept secret in Hollywood for nine months, confirmation of Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy has finally happened…because she literally gave birth.

If you remember, Kylie was reported pregnant in September 2017 with her boyfriend, Travis Scott. The 20 year old, who made $41 million last year, has kept her pregnancy a secret, never confirming or denying the rumors.

The father is Jenner’s boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott. The two have been dating since April, after Kylie’s split with long-time boyfriend, rapper Tyga.

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“He was so excited he couldn’t keep it in,” says an insider. “He’s been so affectionate and protective of Kylie since they found out. He can’t wait to be a dad.”

Neither Kylie nor Travis commented as the stories started swirling, which only made people more curious.

Speculation grew when Kylie was noticeably absent from both the Kardashian Christmas party and the family Christmas photo. However, her sister Khloe revealed that Kylie really was at the event.

“Merry Christmas! People think you weren’t there last night,” Khloé said to Kylie in one Snapchat video as the younger sister replied: “I was.”

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It seemed like Kylie could finally be inching closer to a public return, however privacy breaches in her own home forced Kylie to stay cooped up, with everyone wanting to get the first pictures of the pregnant starlet.

“I really feel bad for Kylie because there’s always somebody that’s trying to exploit a certain situation,” Kris said. “To have somebody in her own home trying to snap pictures they shouldn’t be snapping is really, really stressful. You want to be able to trust the people that you’re surrounded by, but we have to really be on alert at all time, and that’s extremely upsetting when you feel like you can’t be in your own bedroom or bathroom.”

Many people took this as a confirmation of the pregnancy. Everything about Kylie’s rumored pregnancy has been kept under wraps, with no photos of her surfacing since the announcement. It’s been very clear to everyone who is following along that Kylie wanted to keep things to herself.

But then, she had a massive crib delivered (and assembled) to her home, which was another piece of evidence that confirmed what most of us already knew.

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Now, the youngest Kar-Jenner finally put all the speculation to rest when she posted on her Instagram page today.

Dwayne Johnson Describes Saving His Mom From Committing Suicide As A Teenager

Dwayne Johnson, the actor better known by his pro wrestling alter ego “The Rock,” shared an emotional Instagram post that had his fans reaching for tissues this week.

In the past, Johnson has shared memories about his mother, Ata Johnson, on social media. While it’s clear the giant actor loves his devoted mom, things weren’t always easy for the movie star’s family.

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When Johnson was growing up, his father (who was also a wrestler) saw his career decline. Last year at Thanksgiving, Johnson remembered that his family was once too poor to even celebrate the holiday.

“We couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over their house to eat,” Johnson told his fans on Instagram.

After we bowed our heads in prayer, we went around the table and everyone shared what they were thankful for. Beautiful seeing and listening to everyone speak from their heart. Tears, laughter and boundless gratitude. Personally, I’m a little surprised no one expressed how thankful they were that THE Sexiest Man Alive (I refuse to relinquish my title to Blake Shelton or any man) was sitting at the table. I didn’t want to be a dick and interrupt the prayer, but at some point someones gotta address the elephant in the room. Jokes aside, it was a very special Thanksgiving. As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time back in ‘87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over their house to eat. We were in a tough spot back then, but we got thru it. And here we are today. One big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana. #sib ❤️🥁💫

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“We were in a tough spot back then, but we got thru it.”

On Mother’s Day last year, the actor shared another emotional photo of his mother crying on his private airplane. He revealed that, when he was just 14, his family had been evicted from their home, and had their car repossessed, so his mother was simply overwhelmed by her son’s success.

“And y’all know when our parents tell us they’re happy, its so satisfying for us,” Johnson wrote, “’cause it means we’ve done a good job for them as their kids.”

But, earlier this week, Johnson remembered another unhappy memory about his mom, and the time he had to stop her from taking her own life.

‘Price Is Right’ Host Drew Carey Is Getting Married

Drew Carey, come on down…the aisle.

Yes, the game show host stunned fans when he announced that he’ll be tying the knot with his girlfriend, Dr. Amie Harwick.

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Carey, 59, met Harwick, 39, at a house part last summer, according to TMZ. Harwick is a licensed marriage and family therapist, with a pair of degrees in psychology and clinical psychology. She also wrote the book, The New Sex Bible For Women.

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While the TV host and his new fiance have only known each other for a short time, it’s obvious that Carey is head-over-heels in love with Harwick.

On his Instragram account, Carey shared a photo of him and his future bride, with the sweet caption, “Face of a lottery winner.”

This will be the first time Carey, a notable bachelor, has walked down the aisle. But it isn’t his first engagement.

Carey walked away from another engagement in 2012, but has revealed that the relationship is still an important part of his life.

Jim Carrey’s Bitter Battle With Late Ex-Girlfriend’s Family Sees Final Outcome

Two weeks after her 30th birthday, Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White took her own life. Carrey and White had broken up after she told the actor she tested positive for herpes.

White overdosed on a mixture of sleeping pills, heart medication, and pain relievers. Carrey was interviewed in the months following her death, after police found a note addressed to the famous actor, but it was ultimately ruled a suicide and Carrey was left alone to grieve.

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Carrey remained close with White’s family after her death, and was even a pallbearer at her funeral.

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Things got ugly, however, after it was uncovered that White had married another man while she and Carrey had split. Mark Burton, White’s husband, filed a lawsuit against Carrey, saying he gave her one of the medications she used to overdose, despite her history with depression and attempted suicide. White’s mother also filed a lawsuit, saying Carrey is the one who gave her daughter herpes, and that’s why she killed herself.

“Jim Carrey should be ashamed of what he did to my daughter,” she wrote in her lawsuit. “As a family, we want the world to know the truth about who Jim Carrey really is.”

Carrey didn’t take these allegations lightly, however.

“I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved,” Carrey said in a statement.

He filed a counter-suit, saying White forged the STD test results in order to extort him for money.

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“White’s intent in obtaining these records was clear — she cooked the records, creating forgeries with altered information, phony tests, and fictitious dates,” according to the suit.

Now, more than two years after White’s death, the bitter battle between Carrey and her family has come to an end.