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'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies

Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill died Wednesday at age 31, People reports.

Hill, who appears on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, starring Bachelor alum Andi Dorfman, was paragliding in Utah on April 20 when his parachute collapsed. He was in a coma until he died Wednesday. READ FULL STORY

Uma Thurman ends her engagement

Uma Thurman has ended her six-year engagement to financier Arpad Busson, People reports.

The pair have a nearly 2-year-old daughter together, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence. Thurman has two other children with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, while Busson has two children with supermodel Elle MacPherson.

Drew Barrymore welcomes new baby

It’s a girl for Drew Barrymore!

The actress and husband Will Kopelman welcomed baby Frankie to the world Tuesday, according to People.

This is the second child for the couple, who had daughter Olive about 19 months ago. “Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!” the two told People.

Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood and wife are expecting

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and record executive wife Kelli Cashiola Haywood are expecting their first child this fall.

The two announced the pregnancy via the Lady Antebellum Twitter account April 21, also revealing that the new addition to the family is a boy. “So excited for a new Baby A on the way in Sept! And it’s a boy!!!!”

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'Ice Road Truckers' star charged with kidnapping prostitute

Tim Zickuhr, one of the stars of History Channel’s docu-series Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads, has been charged with three felonies after allegedly kidnapping a Las Vegas prostitute and forcing her to jump out a second-story window last December, according to TMZ.

Zickuhr is being charged with first-degree kidnapping, extortion, and coercion, the report says. The prostitute — Snow White — says Zickuhr punched her and threatened to kill her if she didn’t return the money he believed she stole from him. The story goes on to say he tied her up with backpack straps, beat her, poured cold water on her face, and locked her in his closet demanding the phone number of someone who could pay him the $1,000. READ FULL STORY

'Bachelor' alum Melissa Rycroft welcomes baby

Bachelor alum Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland welcomed their second child April 20.

New son Beckett Thomas joins 3-year-old sister Ava Grace. “He’s perfect and beautiful. Ava can’t wait for us to bring him home to be able to show us all of the big sister duties she’s been practicing,” Rycroft said in a statement to People.

Chris Brown's trial on assault charge delayed

Singer Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge in Washington has been delayed until later this week.

A judge on Monday delayed the trial’s start until Wednesday while attorneys work out issues over testimony from Brown’s bodyguard. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bartha and wife welcome first child

The Hangover star Justin Bartha and his wife Lia Smith welcomed a baby girl to the world last week, according to People.

The two got engaged in May 2013 and wed this past January. Daughter Asa Charlotte is the couple’s first child.

Lohan says on reality show she had miscarriage

Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series.

The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday’s final episode of Lindsay, the OWN cable channel series.

Lohan said the miscarriage was the reason she was unable to appear on the program at one point. She said she was sick and unable to move.

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Country singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.

His sister Mary Huston says Sharp died in Fair Oaks, Calif., at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

Sharp gained fame with the release of “Nobody Knows,” a single on his 1996 debut album Measure of a Man. He released two other albums, Love Is in 1998 and Make a Wish in 2005. READ FULL STORY

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