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7 Celebrities with Health Conditions

Celebrities are perfect. They have no flaws. They are always at their best, even upon waking up.

Stupid as those statements may sound, they do come up in the minds of Jane and Joe Average, if only because of what is portrayed by the media. Now and then, we do come upon pieces showing just how human celebrities are. Humans like you and me.

This is not to downplay the health condition of any celebrity in this list. Neither is it to make fun of them, but if you feel a slight sense of schadenfreude, no one will make any judgements for sure. So here are some celebrities with health conditions, if it makes you feel any better that they are human after all.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Psoriasis

Kim Kardashian Has Psoriasis


Can you believe that this (physically) beautiful person has a skin condition? You might get sick of all the things she says and does, but no one can deny the glow in that photo, but yes, Kim Kardashian struggles with psoriasis.

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Anticipation for Adele’s Grammy Performance Heating Up

Adele’s stirring up a lot of talk and not in a bad way (yes, we’re looking at you MIA). The extremely talented British songstress is gearing up for her much anticipated performance at the 2012 Grammy awards. The anticipation is well deserved, this is going to be her first performance after undergoing vocal chord surgery. People are hoping that her voice will not be affected by the operation. Read the rest of this entry »



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Gisele Bundchen Comforts, Defends Tom Brady

The New England Patriots suffered a disheartening loss against the New York Giants at last Sunday’s Super Bowl. The match was closely fought until the very last part of the game, which makes it a more painful defeat for the Patriots. Tom Brady, the Patriots’ quarterback, was especially sad after the game. But trust his loving wife Gisele Bundchen to console his husband. Read the rest of this entry »



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Everyone looks forward to the Super Bowl year in and year out, and while most people anticipate the game, you can’t deny that the half time show plays a major role. And when it comes to the Super Bowl half time show, controversy is no stranger.

Remember Janet Jackson’s breast-baring act? “Nipplegate”, as it is sometimes called will be forever remembered by those who saw and heard about the “wardrobe malfunction”. Never mind that more than half of the audience have seen more than a breast exposed on the wide screen. The American public still clamored against that act of “indecency”.

This year, I am rather surprised that Madonna has not provided the controversy for the half time show. Tell me you aren’t!

One of her fellow performers on stage did that instead. Rapper M.I.A. did not go all the way, but still stirred up conservatives by giving a camera her middle finger.

MIA Flips Camera

MIA Flips Camera


Oh, come on guys, this is not polite, sure, but look at that chick. Does she look like she is the politest gal in town? The producers should have expected something like this to happen! And now that it has happened, what’s there to cry about?

It’s definitely not appropriate. M.I.A. should be fined or something, then let’s forget about her. It’s not like she gets lots of publicity these days anyway. Maybe she thought that making that gesture would get her more than five minutes in the limelight in 2012.

For good measure, here’s the video of the half time show.

http://youtu.be/3GJdMMNrJLE

via EW.com



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Madonna talks about M.D.N.A.

Madonna’s set to unleash her newest album M.D.N.A., and as expected rabid Madonna fans are already all over the two tracks she has released of her album – “Gimme All Your Luvin” and “Masterpiece.” Read the rest of this entry »



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Sarah Jessica Parker Replaces Demi Moore in Lovelace

Demi Moore recently got in the news a few months after her much publicized separation from Ashton Kutcher. Moore was apparently so affected by all the negative things in her life that she was recently admitted to a rehab center due to exhaustion. This meant, of course, that she had to bow out of the project she’s supposed to participate in, the Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace. Read the rest of this entry »



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Tom Cruise Brings Suri To Disneyland

Tom Cruise may still be feeling the effects of his crazy phase but it’s good to see that he’s still unfazed by the effects of his image going south and just figuratively let his hair down and be a normal dude for once.

He definitely showed that side of him to the public when he went out with his adorable daughter Suri for a fun afternoon at Disneyland in California. Read the rest of this entry »



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Keira Knightley Needed “Liquid Courage” To Film Sex Scenes

Let’s face it, sex scenes can really turn people on. It doesn’t even have to be porn. Really well made sex scenes in mainstream movies can be very erotic or overtly sexual that it can arouse people. But have you ever thought about what those actors feel when making acting in these scenes?

Keira Knightley will tell you that acting in sex scenes can be very difficult. Read the rest of this entry »



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Ryan Seacrest To Launch own Cable Network

Ryan Seacrest has been making really good career decisions ever since he landed the American Idol gig that has made him a huge star. He’s parlayed that fame into various businesses that is making him richer than ever. And he’s about to add another feather to his cap.

Seacrest is about to launch his own cable network. Read the rest of this entry »



Seal and Heidi Klum Release Split Up Statement

Heidi Klum and Seal

Heidi Klum and Seal


A lot of tongues wagged when Seal somehow snatched up gorgeous Heidi Klum. The more vicious ones kept throwing the same question out there: how did the singer manage to get her attention?

I say that it is a reflection of Heidi Klum’s priorities. Yup, people, not all women are after those hot, hunky guys. Although that factor always helps as long as the guy isn’t an a-hole. Read the rest of this entry »



Mark Wahlberg Apologizes for 9/11 Comment

Mark Wahlberg is one of the most respected people in Hollywood. He’s a talented actor and highly successful producer (he produces the award-winning HBO series Entourage). He’s definitely come a long way from being the bad boy that he was in the 90s.

Mark Wahlberg’s been known to spout out some very controversial statements all throughout his career and his recent comment that appeared in an interview he did with Men’s Journal is just the latest one. In that interview, Wahlberg speculated about how he would’ve acted had he been in one of the planes that were hijacked and crashed during 9/11. Read the rest of this entry »



Burlesque Queen Dita von Teese shines in Las Vegas

Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese delivered a sexy midnight burlesque striptease at the Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas on Saturday night. At midnight she performed a version of her infamous champagne glass act.

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Dita von Teese was joined on the red carpet by 2012 beauty pageant princesses and nightclub models but she was not daunted by the rival beauties.

“I’m a woman of experience, and not one of them has a waist as tiny or tight as mine in a cinch! “she said before the show. “I’ll pull out all the stops for a raucous, one-off, classic show undressing in a large champagne glass against the fountains of the Bellagio. How can any of them compete with that?”

She was right. They couldn’t and she was the star of the night.

When the clock struck midnight, Von Teese took the stage in an haute couture costume adorned with thousands of Swarovski crystals. She then teased the cheering crowd as she danced around an enormous champagne glass peeling off layer after layer of clothing and untying the corset from her tiny laced up waist. The crowd went wild as Miss Dita Von Teese poured champagne down her body, finally immersing herself into the champagne glass, kicking and splashing champagne.

It was Dita Von Teese’s first burlesque performance in Las Vegas for over a year. But afterwards Von Teese said that she hoped to be back in Vegas soon.

“I’m hoping we’ll be able to bring some of the showgirl burlesque back to Vegas. I’m doing the real version, which is the same way it was done in the 1930s and ’40s; that’s what burlesque really was.”

 



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Madonna, Elton John Rift Reignited at Golden Globes

What do you do when two old queens feud? Stand back and wait for the fireworks.

That’s what’s likely to happen as the rift between Madonna and Sir Elton John got reignited at the recently held Golden Globes Award. Both artists were nominated for Best Original Song. Elton John fired the first salvo when he said that Madonna had “no *Bleep* chance” to win the award. Read the rest of this entry »



Hollywood Actors Who Love Cats

Who’s a cat person? Not me, but I do appreciate how people fall in love with their feline companions. I find it amusing how even the coldest people suddenly melt when they are around their cat. And Hollywood guys – tough or not – are not exempt from the charms of these stately (and not quite domesticated) creatures!

Now who would have thought that Guns ‘n Roses frontman Axl Rose loves cats? Apparently, he introduced his cat to the world via his Twitter account, and he had only one word to say “Dijon”. Nice name for a cat, if I say so myself!

Axl Rose Cat

Axl Rose Cat

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Celebrities suffering from infertility

Celebrities aren’t like you and me, they are rich and they are famous. But they can share one thing with us mortals – infertility.

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Mariah Carey, 42, and her husband, Nick Cannon, spoke about their struggles with infertility in an interview with Us Weekly in November 2010. In 2008, the Maruah suffered a devastating miscarriage shortly after getting married, and as a result began taking progesterone, a hormone often prescribed to boost fertility and/or to support or maintain pregnancy in women susceptible to miscarriage. She combined the progesterone with “once-a-day” acupuncture treatments “all over her body” designed to increase fertility. The combo worked wonders – the couple had twins in April 2011.

Celine Dion had twins, thanks to IVF, and has spoken openly about her six failed IVF procedures. Only a few decades ago IVF was considered weird science, now everyone is using it.

David and Courtney Cox-Arquette have had a well publicized battle with infertility.  After several miscarriages due to immunity problems their baby girl, Coco was born thanks to IVF. Courtney said at the time “In vitro is a wonderful thing that people can do in this day and age, and I’m lucky enough to be able to afford it.”

Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness struggled with conceiving a child. After several miscarriages and failed IVF, Jackman finally became a fatherwhen he went on to adopt their children.

Melanie Griffith and her husband, Antonio Banderas struggled with secondary infertility for years and had some unsuccessful infertility treatment. Reportedly, the emotional pain caused by the failed treatment is part of the reason for her alcohol addiction and why she entered rehab.

Helena Bonham Carter and her director husband Tim Burton struggled with infertility and went through Clomid, IVF, and several alternative treatments. before conceiving a baby girl naturally.

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer and his wife, Camille used a surrogate after her Irritable Bowel Syndrome prevented her from carrying to full term. And Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban also went down the surrogacy route with their biological baby born via a surrogate mother  in Dec 2010.

Gordon Ramsey is one of the few celebrities to speak openly about male infertility when on his UK show the F Word he admitted to a low sperm count. Ramsay’s wife also had female fertility issues, specifically polycystic ovary syndrome. Their first three were IVF babies although their 4th was reportedly conceived naturally.

The author also struggled with infertility and wrote a blog about a man struggling with infertility. Now, thanks to IVF, he writes a new dad blog. He lives in London.



Josh Hutcherson Hunger Games

Josh Hutcherson


The Hunger Games is one of the most awaited movies this year, definitely because the books were received very well. The casting and teasers that have come out have helped as well, whetting the appetites of Hunger Games fans all over the world. As it usually goes with these things, even those who have not read the books are all excited about the movie. Read the rest of this entry »



Is Rihanna Wooing Chris Brown?

Rihanna and Chris Brown got into a huge controversy a couple of years ago. The pop stars became tabloid fodder when Brown was arrested for assaulting Rihanna after they had attended a pre-Grammy Awards soiree.

A lot has happened since then, Rihanna became even bigger and Brown managed to salvage his career despite beating up his girlfriend. The two logically separated after the incident, with Rihanna calling it quits. Read the rest of this entry »



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Annalynne McCord Mistakenly Exposes Breast in Twitter Photo

A lot of slip-ups have happened in Twitter. The popular micro-blogging service encourages people to post tweets of what’s happening in their lives at the very moment they feel like it. The problem though is that there will be times when you wouldn’t be able to check your tweet for any mistakes until after you’ve posted it.

Take Annalynne McCord for example. Read the rest of this entry »



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Katy Perry, Russell Brand Split

The year 2012’s just a few days old and yet we’ve already witnessed a celebrity breakup. Pop singer Katy Perry and British comedian Russell Brand has recently announced that they are separating and filing for divorce after just barely four months of marriage.

Perry and Brand were a very high profile couple and their engagement was played up a lot in the media. Their respective bachelor and bachelorette parties were also extensively reported because of their high profile guests (especially with Perry being best friends with Rihanna). Read the rest of this entry »






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