KIEFER SUTHERLAND SCARED OF MIRRORS

Kiefer Sutherland


Television star Kiefer Sutherland has banned all mirrors from his home because he is terrified of them. The Hollywood icon, admits he has a fear of the looking glass and avoids being around them.He says, "Come over to my house. You won’t find a mirror anywhere. "I don’t like mirrors. They are frightening." Ironically, in latest movie Mirrors, Sutherland plays a department store security guard who starts seeing horrifying images in the shop’s mirrors.

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DENNIS QUAID DENYING CUSTODY RUMORS

Hollywood star Dennis Quaid is dismissing rumors that his ex-wife Meg Ryan is filing for full custody of their teenage son Jack after media reports surfaced questioning his sobriety. The actor split from Ryan in 2000 and their divorce was finalized in 2001. The Hollywood couple, who share custody of 16-year-old Jack, has left Tinseltown guessing over the details behind their breakup for the last eight years, but Ryan finally broke her silence last week, when she claimed Quaid had cheated on her.The news prompted sources close to the former couple to leak further information about their divorce, with one insider claiming that their joint custody agreement included a stipulation about Quaid’s sobriety, reports the New York Daily News. The source says, "Meg came to believe he was drinking again and wanted full physical custody of Jack." But Quaid has refuted the reports, insisting nothing has changed in their care of their son since the agreement was made. He says, "Meg and I have always had joint custody of Jack without any stipulations whatsoever."
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BILL CLINTON ON OVERCOMING POVERTY

Bill Clinton


The 42nd President William Clinton introduces the Special Session "Overcoming Poverty in Challenging Environments" at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton Hotel yesterday in New York City.
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ELIZABETH TAYLOR HEADS OUT IN PUBLIC

Elizabeth Taylor has made her first public appearance following her battle with pneumonia.The Hollywood star attended the Macy's Passport AIDS fundraising event in Santa Monica, Calif., in a wheelchair on Thursday night. The 76-year-old had pneumonia in July, but her condition reportedly worsened in the following days, leading to rumors she was very close to death. But Taylor, who suffers from diabetes and osteoporosis, appears to have recovered, despite being plagued with health problems over the last few years. She was first diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2004 and has undergone two hip replacement operations and the removal of a benign brain tumor in 1997.
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SACHA BARON COHEN CAUSES STINK

Sacha Baron Cohen caused a scene at Milan Fashion Week in Italy by jumping onto the runway unannounced.The comic is currently filming scenes for his new movie "BrĂ¼no: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt."And his latest stunt sparked a major security scare. Cohen interrupted Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's show on Thursday by jumping onto the stage and strutting along the catwalk in character, prompting organizers to call the police. The comedian also caused fashion week chaos the day before by bursting in to a changing room full of models ahead of the Dsquared show. Cohen and his crew were removed and banned from the event.

ROBERT WAGNER STILL CARRIES GUILT

Robert Wagner


Hollywood icon Robert Wagner still carries the burden of guilt for his wife Natalie Wood's tragic and unexplained death, despite insisting he didn’t kill her. Wood disappeared from a yacht they were sailing in over Thanksgiving in 1981, while Wagner rowed with fellow actor Christopher Walken. Her body was pulled from the sea off the coast of California the next day. Both Wagner and Walken were rumored to have been involved in her death, but Wagner is convinced she fell while attempting to re-tie a dingy that had come loose and was banging against the side of the yacht.But the 78-year-old actor still feels very responsible, because he didn’t save her. He says, "I do feel guilty. I feel when you’re married to someone you’re responsible for them. I’ve gone over it a million times in my lifetime. But it’s not if, it’s what is. It happened." Wagner discusses his relationship with Wood, and other loves including Barbara Stanwyck and Liz Taylor in his memoir Pieces Of My Life, which hit stores yesterday.

DAVID BLAINE HANGS IN CENTRAL PARK

David Blaine


David Blaine is suffering but surviving his latest stunt, spending 60 hours hanging upside down over New York City's Central Park's Wollman rink. At the half way stage yesterday, Blaine had complained of the pressure of blood rushing towards his head, which doctors had warned could blind him. But the surgeon advising the illusionist insisted he was coping very well. Massimo Napolitano - the chief of vascular surgery at New Jersey’s Hackensack University Medical Center said, "Everything looks good, the blood pressure looks normal. He’s doing very well considering that now it’s been about 29 hours that he’s been hanging upside down. "His vital signs are fine. He’s in very good spirits. All his organs are working well."
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KIRSTEN DUNST HAS FILM REGRETS

Kirsten Dunst


Hollywood star Kirsten Dunst just has one major regret in her life, taking on so many big film roles at a very young age. The actress has made 25 movies and was just 12 years old on her big screen debut in Interview With A Vampire. But the sexy star admits she was too young to make career decisions herself and wishes she had enjoyed her younger years more. She says, "I do have regrets. I regret I have done too much in such a short time and regret some of the decisions taken on my behalf." She adds, "I went through my teens like an adult."
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NICOLE KIDMAN THANKS FERTILITY H20

Nicole Kidman


Movie star Nicole Kidman credits the "fertility water " she drank on the Australian film set for helping her realize her baby dreams. Seven babies were conceived on the set and the 41-year-old new mother insists there was something in the water. She tells Australia’s Women’s Weekly Magazine, "I never thought that I would get pregnant and give birth to a child but it happened on this movie. "Nothing happened in a small way on this film… We had heat and torrential rains and equine flu and then I got pregnant. "Seven babies were conceived out of this film and only one was a boy. There is something up there in the Kununurra water because we all went swimming in the waterfalls, so we can call it the fertility waters now." She adds, "I had a birth that I was blessed with, a labor that was very good and a baby that was very good to me in that regard." And she’s loving every minute of motherhood: "To be given this again is a beautiful thing. To have raised (adopted children) Bella and Connor since I was 25 and now to be able to do it again at 41… wow!"

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NEW BOOK SLAMS BRITNEY SPEARS MOM

Star biographer Ian Halperin is slamming out at Britney Spears mom Lynne and is insisting she selfishly pushed the singer into fame. Halperin spent 18 months as an undercover paparazzi getting close to the pop singing star and her inner circle of managers and friends, and now plans to release a book full of all the information. In his forthcoming book Stalking Britney: Under Siege with Britney Spears, he attacks Lynne - who recently defended herself against accusations of being a pushy stage mother in her own book about her life raising Britney, entitled Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World. Halperin says, "Lynne is a spin doctor and a borderline manic-depressive. She wants to come across as very innocent, but she only rushed to Britney’s side when Britney had her emotional breakdown because there was a big rush for Britney’s fortune. "It’s ridiculous that she says she didn’t push both these kids into show business. (The parents) thought she would be a cash cow to set them up for their future." His book is scheduled to hit book stores next November.
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HELENA CHRISTENSEN PARTIES IN NYC

Helena Christensen

Bono Plants Kiss On Mario Batali


Helena Christensen leaves the "Spain...On The Road Again" launch party last night in New York City. The party was held on the East Upper side and included guests Gwyneth Paltrow and superstar Bono. Helena looks great here on a beautiful New York summer Night.
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DENISE RICHARDS MAY NOT HAVE REALITY

Reality show star Denise Richards isn't happy after network executives admitted her reality television show’s second season is still in limbo. The return of Denise Richards: It’s Complicated was confirmed by the actress this month, quashing rumors that it had been cancelled after a slump in viewing ratings. But according to Television executives at E!, the return of the stars small screen series is still very much in doubt. A spokesperson for the network tells the New York Post, "We are still deciding on a second season."
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PARIS HILTON DEFENDS HER HUGE CAREER

Reality show star Paris Hilton is very tired of having to defend her career and talent and is insisting she is a hard worker despite her image as a professional party girl. The socialite admits the most annoying misconception people have about her is that she doesn’t work for a living. She says, "I am literally running a huge corporation. I have my clothing lines, my champagne, my watches, shoes and purses and dog clothes - every sort of product you can imagine. "I am doing movies. I am doing my record right now, producing, starring in a TV show. So it is a 24 hour, seven day-a-week job. I work all the time, so I laugh when I hear people say that."

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BON JOVI AND JACK NICHOLSON'S FAME

Jon Bon Jovi


Rock star Jon Bon Jovi and award winning actor Jack Nicholson are among the nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The couple feature in a long list of 30 potential Hall of Fame inductees, along with basketball star Shaquille O’Neal and comedian Jerry Lewis. Just 10 celebrities will be chosen in a statewide online vote, with the polls closing on November 30th. Nominees must have lived in New Jersey for a minimum of five years in order to be eligible for the award. Last year Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and Meryl Streep were named as part of the first class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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BRAD PITT FORCED OUT OF HOTEL ROOM

Sexy Hollywood star Brad Pitt was left on the street in Toronto as he prepared for his film festival appearance on September 5 when a fire forced the evacuation of the 5 star hotel he was staying in.The actor was staying at the Park Hyatt in the city when management decided to ask all guests to leave when a blaze broke out at a condo complex next door. Pitt's security team made sure the star could be evacuated safely and without a huge media fuss, according to Life and Style magazine. An eyewitness says, "It was total chaos. His security team immediately decided to evacuate Brad to avoid any possible threat. He was surrounded by eight security men and four policemen -- it was crazy. It was as if Brad was the president!"Within two hours Pitt was given the all-clear to return to his suite.
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PARIS HILTON READY FOR MORE TV

Paris Hilton

Former reality television star Paris Hilton is making plans to develop another small screen project with radio and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. According to People, Hilton has teamed up with Seacrest's production company to produce a new scripted series. Hilton's reality TV credits include her upcoming U.S. and U.K.-based TV shows "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" and 2003 show "The Simple Life," co-starring her gal pal Nicole Richie.

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JENNIFER LOPEZ CANS PROJECT RUNWAY

Jennifer Lopez

Superstar singer Jennifer Lopez has dropped out as a judge on an upcoming episode of Heidi Klum's hit Television show "Project Runway," after injuring her foot. Klum announced Lopez has dropped out of the line-up of the series' finale on Friday, when Lopez's appearance was scheduled to be recorded. Judge Nina Garcia hinted at the actress' participation earlier this week, although producers failed to confirm the star's stint on the show. Fashion guru Tim Gunn, who mentors the contestants, will fill in for Lopez.

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COURT CASE COST ROB LOWE MILLIONS

Sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood icon Rob Lowe are ruining the famous actor's career. Lowe is fighting two charges from former nannies Laura Boyce and Jessica Gibson, and he claims the scandal is costing him millions of dollars in endorsements and commercial deals.The star, who has maintained his innocence from day one, since the allegations against him and his wife were made in April, says, "Since the headline that a second nanny sued me for sexual harassment, I have been passed over for at least three commercials, any of which could have ultimately resulted in income of over $1 million."In a court declaration he made on Wednesday, Lowe reiterated, "I have never acted inappropriately with Ms. Gibson or Ms. Boyce."

CHACE CRAWFORD IN VERSACE TALKS

Sexy "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford is in hard talks to take over for Patrick Dempsey as the face of Versace, according to media reports. The actor is sparking rumors that he would promote the label after he was pictured wearing the designer's suits at recent high-profile parties, including New York's Fashion Rocks event, Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, and co-star Blake Lively's 21st birthday party. Officials at the fashion house have refused to confirm or deny speculation that Crawford is set to take over from Dempsey, who has been the face of the brand since the launch of this year's spring and summer line. A spokesperson for Versace says, "We have been working hard to develop our relationship with Chace and that is all we can say on the subject. Patrick Dempsey is contracted with us through Spring/Summer 2009. It is undetermined who will replace him at this time."
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LAUREN CONRAD SIGNS BOOK DEAL

Reality television star Lauren Conrad has signed a three-book deal for a series of young adult fiction novels. Lauren has teamed up with publishers at Harper Collins for the series called L.A. Candy, which will be loosely based on her "transition from regular gal to a recognizable face." Conrad says, "I've always loved books that I could lose myself in, ones that would transport me to another place, but had characters I could relate to. I'm so excited to have this opportunity to write books like that for other readers." A spokesperson for Harper Collins insists the deal with Conrad is already creating waves in the literary world: "I've never seen a new project generate noise like the instant buzz that swept through our offices around this deal. "'The Hills' and Lauren Conrad are household names among our staff." Conrad's first book in the series is due to hit stores next summer.
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USHER TO BECOME FATHER AGAIN

Usher

Singing superstar Usher is going to become a father again. His beautiful wife Tameka Foster Raymond is reportedly pregnant with the couple's second child.The couple has a 10-month-old son, Usher Raymond V, and Foster Raymond is expecting a Christmas baby, according to reports. A source tells In Touch Weekly magazine, "She's due in December."

BRITISH EDITOR DEFENDS TERI HATCHER

The editor of Britain's Glamour magazine has come to Hollywood star Teri Hatcher's defense after racy comments the television actress made in a column for the publication, were taken out of context by the media. Teri was horrified when a leaked version of her new Glamour column led to headlines about sex advice she has been giving her very young daughter. Glamour editor Jo Elvin says, "Quotes taken from Teri Hatcher's October British Glamour article have been grossly misreported and taken out of context by the worldwide media. "We are disappointed that the true meaning of the column, written by Teri, which is always heartfelt and thought-provoking, has been twisted in this way in order to manufacture a headline. False media claims report Teri telling her daughter to have great sex (and) eat the chocolate, but ... this mis-states Teri's words. "In fact, in her column, she said that this is 'not what I wanted my daughter to know at all.' "Teri Hatcher is a wonderful mother and the article truly represents great messages about living life as a woman and a mother with grace, humour and wisdom. We will be posting the article on www.glamourmagazine.co.uk so that it can be read in it's entirety and true context."

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TARA REID IN LOVE WITH FASHION BOSS

Hollywood star Tara Reid is going to marry French fashion boss Julien Jarmoune after a whirlwind romance, according to media reports. The couple met while Reid was researching her new fashion line Mantra, and quickly fell for each other, claims the National Enquirer. A friend tells the tabloid, "Tara's really in love with this guy, and he's had an amazingly calming effect on her."And friends are crediting J & Company boss Jarmoune with changing Reid from a wild party girl into a mature businesswoman. The friend continues, "She's trying to clean up her reputation. Julien has definitely changed Tara for the better. It looks like she's finally gotten her act together. They're talking about a wedding next summer."
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ANNE HATHAWAY PLAYING THE FIELD

Anne Hathaway With Mystery Male


American actress Anne Hathaway and a mystery companion walk through SoHo today in New York City. Anne Hathaway's ex-boyfriend, Raeffello Follieri, was recently in the news for being charged with fraud and may be cutting a deal with the Feds to bring his case to an end. We have no idea who this guy is, but after getting friendly with Josh Lucas at the Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado and now out and about in SoHo with this guy, Anne Hathaway's social life appears to be looking brighter!
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UGLY BETTY FILMS IN CENTRAL PARK

America Ferrera


Actress America Ferrera, dressed like a munchkin from "The Wizard of Oz", who fell into Alice in Wonderland's rabbit hole, walks to the set of the TV series "Ugly Betty" filming at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park in New York City today.
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LIV TYLER OPENS UP ABOUT BREAKUP

Liv Tyler

Hollywood star Liv Tyler is opening up about her split from husband Royston Langdon and is confessing that she has felt lost and "neurotic" since they broke up. Liv split from the rock star in May after five years of marriage and admits she's struggling as a single celebrity mother. She tells the U.K.'s Harper's Bazaar magazine, "For the first time in my life, it's so much harder for me to get up and brush (off) my knees. I am feeling the pain and the loss of everything."I don't feel calm and collected. I feel neurotic, like Woody Allen. I'm a Cancer and sometimes I just feel like a crab without a shell." The actress insists she has no immediate plans to begin dating, adding, "I am trying to just let myself feel it (break-up). I think you have to mourn and you have to feel that pain. ... I kiss (my son) Milo on the lips all the time but I haven't had a kiss kiss for a very long time. "I'm trying to just take one day at a time and be the best mom I can, but it is a strange time, like walking down the road with nowhere to go. ... We'll see where it takes me."

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ANDRINA PATRIDGE'S SEXY MTV STYLE

Audrina Patridge

Audrina Patridge arrived at the Chateau Marmont hotel for an MTV Video Music Awards after party last night in West Hollywood, California. Audrina held hands with a burly looking security guard, who escorted her to a cab afterward.

RUSSELL BRAND SAYS SORRY TO JONAS

Russell Brand

British comic and last nights host of the MTV Video Music Awards Russell Brand, was forced to apologize for making fun at the Jonas Brothers' morals during last nights awards.Russell made fun of the teen pop sensations mercilessly for more than half of the show for their no-sex-before-marriage promise and the purity rings they wear. At one point, he even pretended he'd stolen a Jonas brothers' virginity as he held a ring in his hand. Sparks, who is among the teen stars putting purity before sex, admonished Brand for his remarks, stating, "It's not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody, guy or girl, wants to be a slut."Minutes later, a Brand apologized, saying, "I've gotta say sorry because I said those things about promise rings; that was bad of me. I didn't mean to take it lightly."Brand added, "I love Jonas Brothers, I think it's really good. I don't want to piss off teenage fans. ... Promise rings, I'm well up for it, well done everyone."But he couldn't resist a final jab, adding, "It's just, a bit of sex occasionally never hurt anybody."Paris Hilton also spoke out on behalf of the pop trio, insisting she totally supports the brothers' decision not to have sex before marriage. She tells Usweekly.com, "Don't pick on them. That's something cool for a kid to keep, so don't pick on them for that."I think that they're all really good kids and that they're definitely our next generation of kids and they're all really good so I think that's awesome."

JENNIE GARTH HAD EVERY NIGHTMARE

Hollywood actress Jennie Garth faced every mother's worst nightmare when her daughter Lola became ill with a mysterious affliction, leaving doctors clueless as to her ailment. Garth had just finished her stint on "Dancing with the Stars" earlier this year when her little 5-year-old daughter was hospitalized. Very shortly afterwards, the star's dad died, and she says both experiences took a huge toll on her body. She tells People.com, "I had this six months of hell. I had a sick daughter and then my father passed away, so there was a six-month period in my life when I didn't think about my looks or my weight or my body or anything. "(Lola) got very sick and we didn't know what was wrong with her. ... I was basically locked in a closet with her for three months. "I didn't exercise or eat healthy. I had been a (size) 27 in my jeans after "Dancing with the Stars" and I was so excited. But it really went back quickly. I definitely gained inches and a size."Garth, " says her daughter is now recovering after doctors finally made a diagnosis: "It turned out to be a form of JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) and we treated her and it's in remission. It was tough, but she's better now."

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SUSAN SARANDON SLAMS HILARY CLINTON

Susan Sarandon

Hollywood star Susan Sarandon is launching a scathing attack on former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, branding her a "whiner" for allegedly blaming sexism for her failure to land the Democratic nomination for President. Susan has vowed never to play Clinton in a film, insisting she doesn't have enough respect for the politician, who was the first woman to run for the presidency but lost to rival Barack Obama earlier this year. When asked if she would ever like to portray Clinton, she tells The Advocate, "No. ... At this point, to say after what's happened to her campaign and how they squandered all that money and all the different reasons her campaign fell apart, to blame it on sexism, I find so destructive to every young girl who dreams about making a difference through government."Instead of saying, 'Look how far I've gotten and you can do it too,' and all the positive things she could have done, she's turned into such a blamer and whiner, as if that was the reason, when clearly she wouldn't have been in the position she was in if she hadn't been a woman."To now turn around and say it was sexism I find so dishonorable and really destructive to women all over, young women all over. So I don't really respect her enough to want to play her, and I find it sad and disappointing."

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HEATH LEDGER TOPS VILLAIN POLL

Heath Ledger



Dead Hollywood star Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in Batman, has been named the summer’s best movie villain. The actor, who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January in New York City, won 95 per cent of the votes in a poll conducted by Moviefone.com, easily beating off competition from Cate Blanchett’s villainous Indiana Jones soviet agent foe.The Aussie actress’ Irina Spalko came in second with two per cent of the vote. Iron Man’s nemesis Jeff Bridges tied with The Incredible Hulk actor Tim Roth and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor star Jet Li for third place, with one per cent each. The end-of-summer Moviefone.com poll was another big winner for The Dark Knight, which has made a total of $502.4 million in the United States.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA GLOWING IN NYC

Christina Aguilera


Christina Aguilera Is All Smiles


Christina Aguilera was spotted with hubby Jordan Bratman leaving Buddakan restaurant today in New York City. Christina and Jordan held hands as they made their way to their car, Christina sharing a smile out of the car window as they prepared to drive away. Christina looked great and was glowing.
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JENNIFER LOPEZ ASKED HUBBY TO PEE

Singing star Jennifer Lopez was so determined to make sure that she was pregnant, she took 20 pregnancy tests and even asked her husband singing husband Marc Anthony to pee on a stick. The superstar admits to feeling "a flutter" during a hair and make up session, and it sent her to the nearest pharmacy she could find. She tells the upcoming issue of Elle magazine she dashed home with her pregnancy tests in an effort to be sure - and she even insisted Anthony took one. She explains, "I needed to see what a negative looked like." Lopez gave birth to twins Emme and Max in February of this year.

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PINK DECLARES LOVE FOR CAREY HART

Pink

Singing star Pink is declaring her love for ex-husband, Carey Hart, even though they have broken up.The pop icon and Hart split up in February, but Pink is still fond of the motocross star. She says, "We are insane and we love each other and we always will, even if we are not husband and wife. He knew what he was getting into six and a half years ago. "We are best friends, we really are. It's confusing for most people but that's the way it is."

FANTASIA BARRINO'S SECRET TUMOR

"American Idol" singing star Fantasia Barrino is revealing that a tumor on her throat was the reason behind her decision to pull out of the Broadway show "The Color Purple."The Idol singer, who was a huge hit as Celie in the stage spectacular last year, sparked media rumors of pregnancy when she missed a run of shows and her publicist merely told the media Barrino was not well. Now Fantasia is confirming her battle to stay healthyand says it took a lot out of her and left her feeling drained and too tired to perform every night. She tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, "I couldn't get enough sleep and sometimes onstage, I could taste blood ... every now and then."They (producers) would send me to the hospitals and they would say, 'Well, she's dehydrated; that's what's making her tired.' They would put IVs in me. But it just wasn't enough."Eventually, Barrino realized something more serious was wrong and she called on the advice of a top throat doctor in Los Angeles California, who put a camera down her throat and discovered she had what he thought was a cyst.The singer recalls, "I went into surgery and he (doctor) came out and told my mother it was a tumor."Now healthy again, Barrino is still frustrated about all the negative publicity she received for pulling out of shows. She adds, "It really hurt my feelings. ... I told my manager, `Please, somebody protect me,' because I've never missed a show. ... I like to perform."I felt like, after I had my surgery, nobody knew about it. 'The Color Purple' didn't know about it, my record company didn't know about it, and I was very hurt by that. ... I wasn't receiving any flowers, any balloons."
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ALEC BALDWIN LASHES AT BASINGER

Mean and angry Hollywood star Alec Baldwin is launching a scathing attack on his ex-wife Kim Basinger and is accusing her of alienating him from their young daughter. The former happy couple is in the middle of a very long-running custody battle over their 12-year-old daughter Ireland, and Baldwin is livid at Basinger for allegedly trying to turn the child against him. In this week's New Yorker, he asks, "Think I'm walking stiffly? Yeah, there's a 120lb actress on my back. "Parental alienation is about people who narcissistically project their whole reality on to a child: 'I don't need you, so the child doesn't need you'. The goal of the alienating parent is to kill contiguous time. People need reliability. They need regularity. And I've been the victim of a campaign to kill all of that." The star couple divorced after nine years of marriage in 2002. He adds, "You end up being more an uncle than a father."