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GOP Complains About ABC's Obama Health Care Special; Network Promises Fairness

Barack Obama

ABC has rejected a request by a Republican group to rebut President Obama's health care plans on an upcoming day of White House-themed news specials. In response, the network has stated that its coverage will nevertheless be balanced. Read on for more...

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The Hills' Stephanie Pratt Says Co-Stars Caused Bulimia

Stephanie Pratt

Hills star Stephanie Pratt has laid the blame for her battle with bulimia on the "skinny girls" who populate the reality series.

Pratt, younger sister of Spencer, says she started bingeing and purging on a 5,000-calorie-a-day diet in 2007 after being "horrified" by ...
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Alec Baldwin Says He Considered Suicide Over "Rude Pig" Voicemail

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin said he contemplated suicide after a voicemail in which he called his daughter a "rude little pig" leaked on the Internet.

In the infamous tirade, heard around the country in April 2007, Baldwin told his then-11-year-old daughter Ireland that she needed to have her "ass straightened out" and had "humiliated [Baldwin] for the last time." The Emmy-winning 30 Rock star tells Playboy in the magazine's July/August issue that at times, he had "very serious" thoughts about killing himself. Ultimately, he was talked out of it.

"I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me," Baldwin said. "If I committed suicide, [ex-wife Kim Basinger's side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal."

At the time of the voicemail, Baldwin ... read more

Susan Boyle to Rejoin Talent Tour After Rest Day

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle will rejoin the Britain's Got Talent tour on Monday after canceling two performances on Sunday to rest.

"She had one rest day, but she will be back on stage tonight," Boyle's spokeswoman told the Associated Press.

Boyle was hospitalized two weeks ago for exhaustion after ...
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Bret Michaels: Tony Organizers Didn't Show Concern for Injury

Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels wants nothin' but a good explanation for the Tony Awards mishap that left him bruised and bleeding.

Michaels suffered a broken nose and a cut lip when he was clocked by a descending set piece after Poison's performance of "Nothin' But a Good Time" with the Rock of Ages cast at Sunday's ceremony. Though he's "trying to remain very positive and somewhat humorous," Michaels wrote in a lengthy statement on his website, he is troubled by Tony organizers' take of the situation and their lack of concern.

"I need to make clear at no point since the incident occurred do I feel like the accident was malicious in any way and I feel this will all work itself out. However I must state I found ...
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Bret Michaels Laughs Off Tony Mishap

Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels' run-in with some scenery at the Tony Awards fractured his nose and required stitches in his lip, but the rocker was able to laugh it off.

"He told me, 'All I remember is Shrek and the donkey helping me up, and Liza [Minnelli] giving me a towel,'" Michaels' rep, Joann Mignano, told People. "And Bret was laughing when he heard [host] Neil Patrick Harris said he gave new meaning to 'headbanging.'"

The Rock of Love star was exiting the stage Sunday after performing with his band, Poison, when he was hit with a piece of scenery and knocked to the ground. The band performed  a rendition of its hit, "Nothin' But a Good Time" with the cast of Rock of Ages. (Watch the video here.)

Michaels had X-Rays taken and underwent a CAT scan Monday to be on the safe side, Mignano said. "His neck ... read more

Heidi's Hospitalization Ends Speidi's Run on I'm a Celebrity

Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt

Heidi and Spencer Pratt have repeatedly quit NBC's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, but Heidi's hospitalization seems to have... read more

Susan Boyle Checks Out of Clinic

Susan Boyle

Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle has checked out of the London clinic where she was treated for exhaustion, her brother says.

"She's much happier," Gerry Boyle tells Britain's GMTV. "She seems much ...
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Oprah Responds to Newsweek Article About Bad Medical Advice

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey thinks her viewers are smarter than Newsweek magazine's most recent cover story implies.

The talk show queen responded to the magazine's article that condemned the medical advice given by some of her guests, according to Us. Winfrey said she's... read more

Simon Cowell's Rep: Susan Boyle "Recovering Well" After Hospitalization

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle is on the mend after being hospitalized Sunday night. 

"She is recovering well," Max Clifford, a rep for Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, told the Associated Press after speaking with Boyle's brothers. 

"They are saying they weren't surprised by what happened, due to the speed of everything that happened, with her getting worldwide fame in seconds," he continued. "Provided she's given..." read more

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