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Amber Portwood gets five-year jail sentence

An Indiana woman featured on MTV’s reality show Teen Mom has been sentenced to five years in prison after opting out of a drug-treatment program. Amber Portwood pleaded guilty in February to felony possession of a controlled substance and admitted violating her probation. The 22-year-old avoided prison by entering a drug rehabilitation program. But on Tuesday, after she quit the program, a Madison County judge sentenced her to the five-year term she originally faced.

Prosecutor Rodney Cummings tells The Indianapolis Star that Portwood said she just couldn’t do it and “wanted out of the program.” Her attorney didn’t return messages seeking comment.

Portwood received probation in 2010, after pleading guilty to domestic battery charges stemming from an incident with her now 3-year-old daughter’s father that appeared on the MTV show.

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Doc Watson's condition still critical

Celebrated bluegrass musician Doc Watson was admitted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem last week — and according to a message posted on the website of Folklore Productions International, he remains in critical condition following colon surgery. The Grammy-winning flatpicker — born Arthel Watson — was injured after falling in his Deep Gap home. The 89-year-old Watson received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2004; he also received a National Medal of Arts in 1997.

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Gordon Ramsay and Will Ferrell injured during charity soccer game

Actor Will Ferrell and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay were injured during a charity soccer game in Manchester, England on Sunday, according to People. Ferrell was sidelined from the annual Soccer Aid match with an apparent leg injury, while Ramsay was removed from the field on a stretcher, administered oxygen, and taken to the hospital after a tackle by former pro player Teddy Sheringham.

On Monday, Ramsay wrote on Twitter that he was fully recovered: “Thx 4 all the messages. Out of hospital after receiving amazing care from medics at ground & hospital. Bit sore but fine.”

Other stars participating in the game, which raised more than $6.4 million for UNICEF, included Ed Norton, Woody Harrelson, Gerard Butler, and Mike Myers.

Doc Watson in critical condition after fall

Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson is in critical condition Friday at a North Carolina hospital after falling at his home in Deep Gap earlier this week. A spokeswoman at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem says Watson remains in critical condition Friday morning. Watson’s daughter, Nancy, told the Associated Press the 89-year-old Watson fell Monday. She said he did not break any bones.

The blind singer and guitarist, whose legal first name is Arthel, has won several Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award. He also received the National Medal of the Arts. He’s known as a master of the flatpicking style of guitar playing. He also started Merlefest, an annual gathering of musicians in North Wilkesboro named after his son, a musician who died in a tractor accident in 1985.

Actor Michael McKean struck by car in NYC

Actor Michael McKean, who portrayed the lead singer in the movie This is Spinal Tap was injured when he was struck by a car in New York City.

A McKean spokeswoman, Harriet Sternberg, said the actor suffered a broken leg.

Emergency officials say McKean was struck at West 86th Street and Broadway in Manhattan just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. McKean was taken to St. Luke’s hospital. Police said he was in stable condition. They had no further details.

McKean also played Lenny on the hit television show Laverne & Shirley. He is currently starring in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal’s political drama, Best Man.

Coroner: 'Swamp People' star died of natural causes

Authorities in Louisiana say a man who starred in the reality television show Swamp People died from natural causes. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley says the parish coroner, Dr. John Fraiche, made that determination after a preliminary autopsy on Mitchell Guist.

Guist, who appeared in segments of the Swamp People with his brother, Glenn, died after collapsing Monday while working on a houseboat he was building on Belle River. Authorities tell The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La., Guist had just launched the houseboat and was pushing it when he collapsed.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday in Gonzales. Swamp People, which airs on the History channel, features residents of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya swamp country during alligator hunting season.

Tony organizers settle with Bret Michaels over 2009 accident

Bret Michaels and organizers of the Tony Awards have settled a lawsuit filed by the rocker after a 2009 incident in which he was hit in the head with a set piece and suffered injuries that he claimed contributed to a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him. The confidential settlement also covers Michaels’ claims against CBS Broadcasting, which aired the show and the mishap. The Poison frontman blamed the network for airing the moment, which became which a viral video watched by tens of millions of people online, and claimed Tony Awards producers never warned him there would be a set change after he and his band performed “Nothin’ But a Good Time.” READ FULL STORY

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland reveals kidney transplant

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant last month. In a new interview with Seventeen magazine, the 21-year-old who plays Hayley Dunphy on ABC’s hit show, opens up about the kidney dysplasia she has battled throughout her life.

Hyland said her health issues have shed light on who is really her “family.” “You know that family is going to be there for you no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin’ kidney!” she said. “But [since her surgery on April 13] it’s also the families that you create outside of your family. And you really find out what kind of people you’re friends with. It was just amazing, and it really opened my eyes to see who’s there for me and who’s not.”

One of those people has been her boyfriend Matt Prokop, who guest starred on Modern Family last week. “Any other 21-year-old guy would not be there, I guarantee it,” said Hyland. “I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have him be there for me.” Beyond her family and friends, Hyland noted, “I have a second chance at life — not a lot of people get that.”

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Thomas Kinkade's death ruled an 'accidental overdose'

An autopsy has found that artist Thomas Kinkade’s death was caused by an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers. NBC Bay Area News reported Monday that the Santa Clara County medical examiner concluded that the self-described “Painter of Light” stopped breathing at his Northern California home on April 6 from a combination of alcohol and Valium.

Before his death, the 54-year-old Kinkade produced sentimental scenes of country gardens and pastoral landscapes that he sold in a nationwide chain of galleries.
In recent years, however, he had run into personal difficulties, including a 2010 bankruptcy filing by one of his companies. His brother has said Kinkade battled alcoholism and relapsed before his death. A judge last month issued a restraining order against a former girlfriend that prevents her from talking about the late painter.

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Robin Gibb battling colorectal cancer

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has advanced colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care after waking from a coma, his doctor said Sunday. The statement confirmed the exact nature of the illness afflicting the artist.

Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam said Gibb had recently caught pneumonia because he was weakened from chemotherapy and two operations. The 62-year-old singer fell into a coma last week after contracting the pneumonia. Thillainayagam said that three days ago he had warned Gibb’s family that he may not wake up. Instead, Gibb is now fully conscious and able to speak. READ FULL STORY

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