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Motley Crue cuts concert short as Vince Neil is hospitalized

According to band members, Motley Crue’s Australia concert was cut short yesterday after Vince Neil had to be rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery for kidney stones. Both Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx took to Twitter to update fans on the situation:

Justin Bieber hospitalized following London performance

Justin Bieber collapsed backstage with only four songs to go at London’s O2 Arena Thursday night, People reports.

The pop star’s manager Scooter Braun took the stage to assure the fans that Bieber would be back soon, as captured in the video below. READ FULL STORY

Kelly Osbourne hospitalized

Kelly Osbourne was hospitalized this afternoon after suffering an apparent seizure while taping Fashion Police, EW has confirmed.

“Kelly Osbourne fainted on the set of E!’s Fashion Police today. She was taken to a local hospital for further testing and is awake, alert and in stable condition. She will be staying overnight for observation as a precautionary measure. There are no further details at this time,” a rep for Osbourne said.

The personality fell out of her chair while taping the show, and then started shaking, according to TMZ. She appeared fine a few minutes later, after an audience member assisted her, but was still taken to the hospital.

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Valerie Harper diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

Valerie Harper, TV’s Rhoda Morgenstern from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, has terminal brain cancer. The 73-year-old actress told People in this week’s cover story that she learned her horrible diagnosis on Jan. 15. Her doctors concluded she had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a cancer complication that accelerates the spread of the illness, and has as little as three months to live. “I don’t think of dying,” Harper told the magazine. “I think of being here now.”

Anastacia cancels tour after cancer diagnosis

Managers for U.S. pop singer Anastacia say she has canceled a planned performance in Dubai and an upcoming European tour after being diagnosed with breast cancer a decade after her first battle with the disease.

A statement Thursday says the 44-year-old performer will cancel all appearances and travel until further notice.

Anastascia, who has had multi-platinum album sales in Europe, Australia and elsewhere, was scheduled to perform March 30 at the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race.

Her European tour was set to begin in London on April 6.

She successfully battled breast cancer in 2003.

Lady Gaga reports undergoing hip surgery

Lady Gaga says she’s had surgery to fix her hip.

The 26-year-old singer posted on her blog late Wednesday that she had hip surgery and it “happened so fast.” She canceled her “Born This Way Ball” tour last week.

She thanked her fans in the post, saying they gave her “a lot of strength.” Lady Gaga said that as she was wheeled to surgery, she reflected on her fans. She wrote: “Sometimes you are so brave that it terrifies me. I wonder how it’s even possible.”

Lady Gaga canceled more than 20 dates on the remainder of her tour, which began last April. She originally postponed four dates last week after experiencing difficulties during her concert in Montreal. She explained to fans on Twitter that she’d hurt herself while performing some time ago.

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Barbara Walters released from hospital, recovering from chicken pox

ABC says Barbara Walters is out of the hospital and recovering from chicken pox at home.

ABC said Tuesday that the 83-year-old host on The View is resting comfortably and “getting stronger.” There was no indication of when she might return to work.

Walters was hospitalized after falling and cutting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington on Jan. 19. The news veteran later was diagnosed with chicken pox, which typically hits people when they are children.

The disease can be serious in older people because of the possibility of complications like pneumonia.

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David Geffen gives $100 million to create UCLA scholarship fund

Record exec, producer, and philanthropist David Geffen has established a $100 million scholarship fund for UCLA’s medical school, which has born his name since he donated $200 million to the school in 2002. The new scholarship fund will cover the entire cost of education — including tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and other expenses — for up to 33 of “the very best medical students attending the David Geffen School of Medicine,” according to a press release.

“The cost of a world-class medical education should not deter our future innovators, doctors and scientists from the path they hope to pursue,” Geffen said in a statement. “We need the students at this world-class institution to be driven by determination and the desire to do their best work and not by the fear of crushing debt. I hope in doing this that others will be inspired to do the same.”

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Ian McKellen clarifies cancer status

Yesterday, news broke that Sir Ian McKellen has been living with prostate cancer for six or seven years. “If it is contained in the prostate it’s no big deal,” McKellen reportedly told the Daily Mirror. “I am examined regularly, and it’s just contained, it’s not spreading. I’ve not had any treatment.”

But in a statement to ABC News, McKellen’s agent denied the Mirror‘s report, saying that McKellen “does not have prostate cancer” and that his remarks had been “taken out of context and from an interview from years ago.”

So, what’s the truth? McKellen clarified his health status today on his Twitter account, writing, “There have been new reports in the press of the old news that I have early prostate cancer. This was diagnosed six or seven years ago. There is no cause for alarm. I am examined regularly and the cancer is contained. I’ve not needed any treatment.”

McKellen will appear next in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in theaters Dec. 14.

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Ian McKellen is battling prostate cancer

Sir Ian McKellen has prostate cancer. The 73-year-old star of The Hobbit discussed his diagnosis with the Daily Mirror yesterday, saying that he has been suffering from the disease “for six or seven years.”

“When you have got it, you monitor it, and you have to be careful it doesn’t spread,” the two-time Oscar nominee explained to the Mirror. “But if it is contained in the prostate it’s no big deal. Many, many men die from it, but it’s one of the cancers that is totally treatable … I am examined regularly, and it’s just contained, it’s not spreading. I’ve not had any treatment.”

McKellen also emphasized the importance of early detection, saying that there is no need for prostate cancer patients to have surgery unless the cancer spreads outside of the prostate. “I have heard of people dying from prostate cancer, and they are the unlucky ones, the people who didn’t know they had got it and it went on the rampage. But at my age if it is diagnosed, its not life threatening,” he said.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will premiere in theaters Dec. 14.

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