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Halle Berry hospitalized after minor head injury

Halle Berry was rushed to the hospital last night, after suffering an injury on the set of her film, The Hive. A publicist for the actress released the following statement:

“Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury while shooting a fight sequence on the set of her film, The Hive. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she checked out healthy and was released. She’ll continue production as planned.”

The Hive will feature Berry as a 911 operator who must overcome her fears to save a teen from a psychopath. The film co-stars Abigail Breslin.

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R. Kelly falls ill, cancels appearances

A spokesman for R. Kelly says the R&B singer is suffering complications from throat surgery and will miss promotional appearances for his new album and memoir. Kelly’s publicist said in a statement that the singer was on his way to New York on Wednesday morning when he became ill and returned to Chicago for medical treatment. Kelly had surgery last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords.

Kelly’s new album, Write Me Back, came out Tuesday and his memoir, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, releases Thursday.

The Grammy winner’s publicist says Kelly will have to cancel appearances on The Jimmy Fallon Show, NBC’s Today, and at a book party. Kelly’s spokesman says it’s unclear how long the singer will be sidelined.

Kid Darth Vader actor released from hospital after heart operation

The 7-year-old actor who plays a pint-sized Darth Vader in a popular car commercial is out of the hospital after open-heart surgery. A spokesman for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles said Max Page was released Monday, four days after his pulmonary valve was replaced in a two-hour operation. Max headed home with his parents and younger brother.

Max, who plays Reed on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, was born with a congenital heart defect and has undergone multiple surgeries. He rallied quickly after last week’s operation, giving a thumbs-up the next day and telling his parents, “I am happy” the day after that, said his mother, Jennifer Page.

The valve used for Max will last about 15 years and won’t require invasive surgery to replace it, according to the hospital. He faces six to eight weeks of recovery.

Maria Arena Bell, executive producer for The Young and the Restless, said she and others with the show were “thrilled” Max was doing well, and look forward to his return when he recovers.

Jack Osbourne diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Reality TV star Jack Osbourne has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, People reports. The diagnosis of the disease — which affects the brain and spinal cord, and can impair anything from vision and muscle control to cognitive ability — came two weeks after the birth of Osbourne’s daughter, Pearl Clementine, to his fiancée, Lisa Stelly. “I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?’ ” Osbourne, 26, told People for an upcoming issue. “I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.”

Jerry Lewis rushed to hospital after collapsing

Comedian Jerry Lewis was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday night after collapsing before a Friars Club event in New York City.

The 86-year-old entertainer collapsed before he arrived at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, where he was supposed to receive a special honor and present Tom Cruise with the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award at a gala event on Tuesday. According to a source at the Friars Club, Lewis did not arrive at the event; the comedian, who has Type 1 diabetes, had collapsed due to low blood sugar and was taken to a Manhattan hospital for treatment. He was reportedly released from the hospital later that night and rested at a nearby hotel.

Upon accepting his award without Lewis, Cruise said to the event attendees, “I am sorry Jerry couldn’t be here tonight, but I know he is going to be fine.”

A rep for Lewis could not be reached for comment.

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Seven-year-old 'Young and the Restless' actor to have open heart surgery

The 7-year-old actor best known as the boy behind the Darth Vader mask in a popular car commercial shown during last year’s Super Bowl is having open heart surgery. Max Page plays Reed on the top-rated CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. CBS spokeswoman Elise Bromberg says he will have surgery Thursday to replace his pulmonary valve and repair a hole in his heart at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Max was born with a congenital heart defect and has undergone multiple surgeries. Bromberg says that Max told his mother that he didn’t have a choice, and that he “might as well go through it with a good attitude.” Max is expected to be hospitalized for about five days.

ABC's Robin Roberts has blood and bone marrow disease

Robin Roberts is facing a new medical challenge that will require her to start chemotherapy and get a bone marrow transplant.

The Good Morning America anchor announced on the ABC show Monday morning that she has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disease once known as preleukemia.

She says she will undergo chemo and a bone marrow transplant this year as “pretreatment” for the disease, which she says she has known about for several weeks. She says her sister is a great match for her. While she says she’ll miss a day here and there, she’ll remain on the air.

Roberts battled breast cancer five years ago.

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Tommy Chong is battling prostate cancer

On Saturday Tommy Chong — one half of the famed “Cheech and Chong” duo – announced on CNN  that he is currently battling prostate cancer.

Chong, 74, said he was first diagnosed about a month ago, though it’s an illness he’s had “for a long time,” and in told CNN’s Don Lemon that he’s treating it with hemp oil and cannabis. “So [legalizing marijuana] means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested,” he said on the news program.

'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood admits second suicide attempt

Amber Portwood, the 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom star who was sentenced to five years in prison this week after opting out of a drug-treatment program, recently attempted suicide, according to a jailhouse interview Portwood gave to Good Morning America. “I had taken 30 Suboxone [pills] within about three days,” Portwood said. “The depression took over.”

This isn’t the first time Portwood attempted suicide. According to the interview, ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley called 911 after a suicide attempt by Portwood last year.

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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