April 24, 2014

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Dick Clark dead at 82 years old

HollywoodNews.com: Dick Clark has passed away at 82 years old as he reportedly suffered a massive heart attack.
Clark’s rep recently confirmed that he was at St. John’s hospital in Los Angeles where he was receiving an outpatient procedure, but he then allegedly suffered the heart attack and could not be resuscitated, states TMZ. He has had a number of health problems as he suffered a stroke in 2004.
Before his stroke, he revealed that he had also been dealing with Type 2 diabetes.
Clark has been recently best known for his work with ‘New Years’ Rockin’ Eve’ which he created in 1972.
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Alec Baldwin reveals he’s pre-diabetic

HollywoodNews.com: Celebrity chef Paula Deen recently revealed that she is diabetic, and now Alec Baldwin is announcing his own struggle with diabetes.
Baldwin was speaking with Nancy O’Dell at the SAG Awards when he revealed that he was diagnosed last year as pre-diabetic, states RadarOnline.com. As a result of the diagnosis, he reportedly changed his diet and lost about 30 pounds.
An interview about the issue for the actor will reportedly air tonight on ‘Entertainment Tonight.’
Do you think it’s good he came out about this?
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Secrets of Celebrity Fitness – Five simple steps to look like Katy Perry

By Dr. Bradley Frederick
HollywoodNews.com: Katy Perry is known for her outrageous outfits, rising pop singles, and lately, her newly fit figure. Perry’s wedding to comedian Russell Brand is just a few months away, and the singer has not been wasting any time getting her body into amazing shape.
Celebrities are notorious for whipping their bodies into shape in the blink of an eye. What are their secrets? I have put together an easy five-step program that will help anyone shed unwanted pounds and look as good as any celebrity.
Secret One. Find an activity that you like and do it for at least 25 minutes, five times a week. Perry says, “I hate working out, but I love jumping rope. There’s a rhythm. It’s like dancing.” Actress, Katherine Heigl also loves to jump rope. Jumping rope may not be for everyone, but it’s easy to stay motivated when you like what you’re doing. Pop superstar Usher starts his workouts with 20 minutes of meditating, and then 30 minutes of static stretching. Flexibility of the mind and body are keys to a long and healthy life, so Usher is doing something that will not only keep him fit, but keep him grounded and happy. If you find something you enjoy, you’ll be more likely to stick to it and get the results you want.
Secret Two. Replace sweet drinks and diet drinks with water… lots of water. Your body is two-thirds water and you should try to replenish it daily to keep yourself alkaline. I tell all my patients to drink at least 2/3 ounces of water per body pound. This helps keep your metabolism up, is the best detox anyone can do, and also helps to reduce body pains. Stress, food additives and preservatives are toxic to your body and lead to acidity. Acidity is very detrimental to all your body functions, including your immune system. If you don’t like water alone, try adding some lemon or drinking coconut water. Coconut water is loaded with electrolytes and minerals, has about 16 total calories, and is fat-free. In fact, one cup of coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks and more potassium than a banana. There are many benefits to drinking water, but I do have one warning: do not drink more than 3/4 oz of water per body pound because it can dilute your electrolytes.
Secret Three. Eat at least five times [...]

What’s driving Ashton Kutcher to do the master cleanse?

By Dr. Bradley Frederick
HollywoodNews.com: Seems Ashton Kutcher was in a car accident on Thursday rear-ending another car in his Lexus Hybrid while driving in Malibu. Taking to his Twitter he wrote “Got in a fender bender today. Bad carma (sic) I guess.” Maybe it is bad karma (or “car”-ma as the case may be) but if he was still on the Master Cleanse it could be something entirely different.
The body is an amazing machine, however when doing an intense detox/diet, there can be serious side effects, including the possibility of death, if the prescribed diet is not followed properly.
The lemon water with Maple syrup is used throughout the day to keep the blood sugar levels from dropping. Hypoglycemia, also called low blood glucose or low blood sugar, occurs when blood glucose drops below normal levels. Glucose, an important source of energy for the body, comes from food or in the Master Cleanse from the maple syrup.
The symptoms of low blood sugar include confusion, clumsiness, or fainting. Severe hypoglycemia can lead to seizures, coma, and even death.
So fair warning to Mr. Kutcher and anyone else embarking on this kind of diet: be careful, closely monitor yourself and how you are feeling, don’t tweet and drive, and objects in the mirror (and in front of you) are closer than they appear.
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Alexa Ray Joel’s New Beau

HollywoodNews.com: Singer- Songwriter, Alexa Ray Joel is mending her broken heart with a new love interest. Joel, 24, has met Cass Dillon a fellow musician in the business.
According to People Magazine, Joel was hospitalized last December, apparently, from a broken-hearted suicide attempt over a serious boyfriend. She was reported stating that she was not obviously thinking clearly and that she takes full responsibility for her actions.
Now on the mend, Joel met Dillion, 24, when he was hired to play guitar on Joel’s latest album. Her first single titled “Notice Me” was released May 24, 2010 and has been a success for the promising young artist.
It seems things are looking up from the sorrow of the past winter. Some even speculate that Joel’s famous father, Billy Joel, may approve of the new beau. And Miss Alexa Ray Joel may not be the only one feeling frisky summer lovin’.
According to People Magazine Billy split last June from wife Katie Lee, was spotted “having a late lunch with an unknown blonde at Sant Ambroeus in Southampton, N.Y.”
The magazine noted that it seemed the two enjoyed the afternoon, each carrying motorcycle helmets (hers was pink), and picking up magazines from local shops before leaving.

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Nick Jonas to be key figure for ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’

HollywoodNews.com: Nick Jonas, one of the members of “The Jonas Brothers,” has just been named the National Chair of JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes.
Nick Jonas, 17, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13 years old. He becomes the key figure for the largest fundraising program for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In this role, Nick will help JDRF increase participation and fundraising in its annual Walks, held in more than 200 locations worldwide. Nearly 500,000 people took part in JDRF Walks last year, raising some $75 million. As the National Chair, Nick will attend events to support fundraising efforts as well as take part in promotional videos and television public service announcements for JDRF.
Jones stated, “As a person living day to day with diabetes and recognizing the tremendous contribution the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has done for our community, I couldn’t be more honored to serve as the National Chair for the Walk to Cure Diabetes.”
Leo Mullin, Chairman of Board of Directors for JDRF, added, “Having Nick Jonas as National Chair will go far towards raising awareness of type 1 diabetes, and what needs to be done to find a cure. Nick has been a wonderful role model for kids and adults with diabetes, and has been invaluable in bringing visibility to efforts to cure this disease. We have seen the impact he has firsthand, when he demonstrated his commitment to support diabetes research through the Jonas Brothers’ Change for the Children Foundation, and when he testified in Congress for JDRF on the need for continued federal funding for research.”
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When Celebrities – Like Bret Michaels – Show True Grit, the Whole World Benefits

By Stacy Jenel Smith
hollywoodnews.com: Will Bret Michaels make the live finale of “Celebrity Apprentice” tonight – exactly one month and two days after the brain hemorrhage that could easily have killed him? And within days of his “warning stroke” and the discovery of a hole in his heart?
If anyone can pull off such a feat, rock and reality star Michaels is a good bet. He learned to battle through physical challenges from the time he was six and was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.
“When you’re five to eight years old and you find out you’re going to have to take insulin for the rest of your life, its pretty depressing. It’s heartbreaking,” he recalled in an interview a couple of years back. “But I just looked at it and embraced it. I said, ‘I’m still going to go out and enjoy my life. I’m still going to make music and ride motorcycles and get tattoos.’ I just gotta work a hell of a lot harder to take care of myself.”
Michaels says being able to go to a camp for diabetics as a child made all the difference in his world. “My mom was one of the counselors and later I was a counselor at a diabetic camp in Pennsylvania. I go back there every so many years to say ‘This is how I did it. This is what you gotta do.’”
He’s also actively raised funds for kids to go to such camps in various ways. In 2005, an unorthodox campaign — with the mark of Michaels’ creativity now familiar to “Apprentice” fans — involved selling a controversial t-shirt that had a photo of him shirtless on the front and the words, “Bret Michaels Diabetic,” along with the number of injections he’d taken as of the day they shot the picture – some 253, 210. And then the words, “Fear Nothing: Survive It.”
Michaels is displaying that same kind of courage and grit getting through his current crisis, and in so doing, he’s serving as an inspiration to millions.
When so often the media is focused on negative role models of the celebrity world, it’s worth noting that there are dozens of personalities, like Michaels, who set examples of courage and perseverance every year. Speaking of those who’ve faced diabetes as just one example, we have the likes of Halle Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, Gary Owens and [...]

Bret Michaels released from the hospital

HollywoodNews.com: Bret Michaels has already voiced today that he expects to be back for the finale of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” despite just being admitted into the hospital because of a “warning stroke.” Luckily this hospital stay was only a day long as he has been released today.
His assistant posted the following update to his fans on his website:
“Bret is being treated as an outpatient for the Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO). The condition is operable and treatable and for now he is taking two additional injections daily of a blood thinner. Bret is not only our boss but a great friend to all of us and his health is our main concern. That being said, Bret is a very passionate person and refuses to live his life curled up in a ball wondering if or when something else might happen. No doubt life has risks and rewards, being a type 1 diabetic he has lived with struggles and complications since he was six years old but he always tries to maintain positive attitude and seldom lets things get him down. I have seen him handle the ups and downs, highs and lows of this disease. No doubt these recent medical complications have been tough but he wants to continue to live his life, enjoy every day and get back on the road. He is taking all the medications and steps to insure that he can do that. As his friends and staff we are all making sure that he is not taking any undo risks and we are certainly taking every precaution possible to insure his health and well being. If and when something else occurs we will deal with it at that time. Hopefully, it will be a very long time before we have to deal with anything like this again.
Janna”

Bret Michaels Update: “He Had The Worst Headache Ever”

By Roger Friedman
Here’s an update on Bret Michaels: He’s in a Los Angeles hospital undergoing tests, treatment and observation for a brain hemorrhage.
“He was at home and started complaining about a bad headache,” a source tells me. “He said it was like someone hitting him on the head with baseball bats. They called an ambulance and rushed him to the hospital. That’s when they found the blood on his brain.”
Michaels, who suffers from diabetes, was already recovering from an appendectomy. That medical crisis had happened while he was on tour in San Antonio, Texas on April 12th, just two weeks ago. After the operation, he returned to L.A. and the private care of his physician. But he was told it would take at least six weeks to recuperate from that ordeal.
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