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Stephen Fry reveals he attempted suicide last year

Stephen Fry admitted that he tried to commit suicide last year, according to the Guardian. The incident took place while the actor and writer was filming outside his native U.K. “It was a close run thing,” Fry said on Monday night, while being interviewed by British comedian Richard Herring in front of an audience in London, for Herring’s podcast. “I took a huge number of pills and a huge [amount] of vodka and the mixture of them made my body convulse so much that I broke four ribs, but I was still unconscious,” Fry said. “And, fortunately, the producer I was filming with at the time came into the hotel room and I was found in a sort of unconscious state and taken back to England and looked after.”

Fry, who has previously spoken about suffering from bipolar disorder, is president of the British mental-health charity Mind and told Herring that he regarded it as his duty to talk publicly about his own psychological issues. “The whole point in my role” he said, “is to be … forthcoming about the morbidity and genuine nature of the likelihood of death amongst people [with] certain mood disorders.”

Paris Jackson hospitalized after apparent suicide attempt

Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s 15-year-old daughter, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital early Wednesday morning following an apparent suicide attempt, People writes.

A rep from the L.A. County Fire Department tells the magazine that paramedics responded to a 911 call “regarding a possible overdose” at 1:27 a.m. today. According to TMZ, there were also “multiple cuts” on one of Jackson’s wrists. The website also quotes a source “closely connected to Paris” who says that the aspiring actress has attempted suicide in the past, but “this was far more serious” than her previous attempt.

Jackson’s mother Debbie Rowe confirmed the incident with Entertainment Tonight, saying that her daughter has had “a lot going on [lately]” — as evidenced by a pair of cryptic tweets written shortly before she was hospitalized.

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Michael Douglas blames oral sex for his throat cancer


Image Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Over the weekend, U.K. paper
The Guardian published an interview with Michael Douglas where he discussed his 2010 throat cancer diagnosis. Responding to a question about whether he regretted his years of smoking and drinking, he replied, "No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus]

, which actually comes about from cunnilingus.” He continued, “I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.”

To no one’s surprise, Douglas’ remarks took off all over the Internet. The Guardian published a follow-up piece discussing the potential scientific truth behind the comments and concluded, “Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be much research evidence to back up Douglas’ claim that the cure for throat cancer is still more cunnilingus.”

A rep for the actor, 68, did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment, but his rep told USA Today, “Michael Douglas did not say cunnilingus was the cause of his cancer. It was discussed that oral sex is a suspected cause of certain oral cancers as doctor’s in the article point out but he did not say it was the specific cause of his personal cancer.”

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Philip Seymour Hoffman treated at rehab for heroin use

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman recently sought treatment for substance abuse. TMZ initially reported that the actor, who reportedly struggled with substance abuse in the past, was clean for 23 years before relapsing more than a year ago when he started taking prescription pills. The habit then escalated to Hoffman snorting heroin for approximately a week before he checked himself into a detox facility.

After 10 days of detox, the actor checked out last Friday, according to a source close to Hoffman, and is already back at work on the set of his next movie in Europe.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones returns to treatment facility for bipolar disorder

Catherine Zeta-Jones has voluntarily re-entered a treatment facility for bipolar disorder, People reports.

“Catherine has proactively checked into a health care facility,” her rep told People. “Previously Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner.”

The actress previously sought treatment for the disorder in 2011.

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Ailing Maya Angelou back home after brief hospitalization

One of Maya Angelou’s doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization.

Dr. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., says in letter dated Tuesday that, as leader of Angelou’s medical team, he has ordered the 85-year-old to forego any travel for the next three to four weeks.

The letter was sent to Angelou’s speaker’s bureau, MacRae Speakers & Entertainment LLC. A message seeking further details was left for the Pembroke, Mass.-based company.

Butler University in Indianapolis announced Angelou had canceled an appearance scheduled for Thursday after being notified by the speaker’s bureau.

Among Angelou’s most acclaimed works is the 1969 autobiographical work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Country legend George Jones hospitalized

UPDATE (April 26): George Jones dies at age 81

ORIGINAL POST: Country star George Jones has been hospitalized.

Jones postponed weekend concerts in Atlanta and Salem, Va., after doctors admitted him to a Nashville hospital on Thursday.

A news release says Jones had a fever and irregular blood pressure during a routine checkup.

The 82-year-old singer, considered one of the genre’s greatest singers, is in the midst of a yearlong goodbye tour that wraps up in November in Nashville. He has occasionally canceled or postponed shows in the last year because of health issues.

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals miscarriage

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has two children: Apple, 8, and Moses, 6. But as the GOOP founder recently revealed to the Daily Mail‘s You magazine, she was, at one point, expecting a third child as well. The pregnancy, unfortunately, ended in a miscarriage.

“My children ask me to have a[nother] baby all the time,” Paltrow explained in an interview. “And you never know, I could squeeze one more in. I am missing my third. I’m thinking about it. But I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third. It didn’t work out and I nearly died. So I am like, ‘Are we good here, or should we go back and try again?’”

Paltrow gave no other details about the pregnancy, though she did tell the Mail that she feels “very broody” when she sees pal Beyoncé with her own daughter, one-year-old Blue Ivy. The singer, too, suffered a miscarriage about two years before Blue Ivy was born.

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Ed Asner hospitalized after stage performance

Veteran actor Ed Asner, 83, left the stage in the middle of a performance last night and was taken to a hospital “due to exhaustion,” his reps have confirmed to EW.

“While performing his one-man show FDR in Gary, Ind., last night, Ed Asner had to be taken off-stage due to exhaustion and is resting comfortably at a Chicago-area hospital. [He] is expected to be released later today,” his publicist said in a statement.

TMZ first broke the story, reporting that Asner was escorted off-stage and taken to a hospital for treatment after he began struggling with his lines. “He is being assessed right now and what I can say is that it was not a stroke. That much we do know,” Asner’s son Matt told TMZ.

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Kelly Osbourne released from hospital

Kelly Osbourne has been released from Cedars-Sinai hospital after a five-day stay, People reports. Osbourne was admitted after having a seizure on the set of E!’s Fashion Police last Thursday. Despite her ordeal, the TV host never lost her sense of humor — “My life is now like an episode of House,” she joked on Twitter from the hospital Sunday.

According to her doctors, Osbourne’s medical crisis shouldn’t have any long-term effects. “Doctors ran numerous tests and determined that this was most likely a onetime episode of which there are no conclusive results,” her rep told E! News. “She is looking forward to returning to Fashion Police this week and getting back to business and life as usual.”

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