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'Spartacus' star Andy Whitfield, 39, dies of lymphoma

Andy Whitfield, who starred in the first season of Starz’ Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Sydney, Australia. Spartacus was the Wales native’s first big break; most of his previous work was in Australian television.

Whitfield was diagnosed 18 months ago while preparing for the second season of Spartacus. Starz announced in January that Liam McIntyre, another Australian actor, would take over the role.

In a statement, Whitfield’s wife Vashti called her husband a “beautiful young warrior” who died on a “sunny Sydney morning” in her arms.

“No words to express the depth of such a loss. You will be deeply missed, my brother,” said Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight on Twitter.

In statements on Sunday night, Lucy Lawless and Starz paid tribute to Andy Whitfield.

Read more:
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Starz decides to move forward with season 2 despite loss of Andy Whitfield
Andy Whitfield bows out of ‘Spartacus’ to resume cancer treatment

'Bachelor Pad': Holly and Blake are engaged

Bachelor Pad alums Holly Durst and Blake Julian have taken their controversial on-screen romance to the next level: According to People, the couple are engaged. Durst and Julian’s budding romance caused waves in the Bachelor Pad house, especially for Durst’s former fiancé Michael Stagliano, who was a contestant on the fifth season of The Bachelorette. Bachelor Pad‘s season 2 finale airs Monday on ABC.

'Biggest Loser' contestant Sam Poueu hospitalized: report

Biggest Loser season 9 contestant Sam Poueu is in critical condition at a San Francisco hospital, according to TMZ. Poueu reportedly fell several stories from a building on Sept. 3, sustaining a pelvic injury, punctured lung, broken leg, and torn ligaments. The name of the hospital had not yet been released, though sources close to Poueu have reportedly said he can recognize visitors and is improving daily. In a statement, NBC said, “Sam Poueu is a beloved member of our Biggest Loser family, and we are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”

L.A. County Coroner delivers Russell Armstrong autopsy results

The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner has confirmed that Russell Armstrong was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he committed suicide, the Associated Press reports. Toxicology results were delivered today for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills husband, who hanged himself with a piece of electrical cord last month. Armstrong’s body was discovered on Aug. 15, and his death was ruled a suicide two days later. Family members of Armstrong, a hedge fund manager, attributed his decision to take his own life to the negative attention he expected to receive from the show’s second season, which premiered Monday.

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‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ season premiere recap
Russell Armstrong memorial held in L.A.

'Survivor' standout Rupert may run for governor in Indiana

Can the man who won the million-dollar fan vote during Survivor: All-Stars now win the vote of the citizens of Indiana? We may soon find out. Tie-dye proponent Rupert Boneham announced today that he is considering running for governor of the Hoosier State. On his website www.rupertforgovernor.com, the 47-year-old three-time Survivor contestant noted that he has formed an exploratory committee and will make a decision on whether to enter the race in the coming weeks.

“I have spent my entire adult life serving my community and I see an opportunity to make a difference for Indiana,” wrote Boneham, referencing his youth charity, Rupert’s Kids. READ FULL STORY

Jaime Pressly pleads no contest, avoids jail time for drunken driving

Jaime Pressly was sentenced to three years of informal probation on Thursday after her attorney entered a no contest plea for drunken driving, reports the Associated Press. The 34-year-old actress, who will star in the upcoming Fox sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter, was arrested on Jan. 5 in Santa Monica after being stopped for a traffic violation. The police say her blood alcohol content was more than .20, with the legal limit being .08. She will also attend a six-month mandatory alcohol education class, and the Department of Motor Vehicles is requiring that an ignition locking device be installed on her car.

Jason Bateman and wife expecting second child

Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka, will soon add a second daughter to their family, according to People. The news was confirmed by singer Paul Anka, who is Amanda’s father, in a Canadian interview. The 42-year-old Horrible Bosses star and his wife have a 4-year-old daughter, Francesca Nora.

Sara Gilbert breaks up with partner Allison Adler

Sara Gilbert, Roseanne star and co-host and co-creator of CBS’ The Talk, has ended her 10-year relationship with TV producer Allison Adler (Chuck), People reports. Gilbert, 36, and Adler, 44, will share custody of their children, son Levi, 6, and daughter Sawyer, 4. A rep for Gilbert says the separation is “completely amicable.”

Former reality stars Will Kirby, Erin Brodie get engaged, already had a baby named Cash

Big Brother season 2 winner Will Kirby is engaged to two-time For Love or Money winner Erin Brodie, according to People. In their ongoing effort to prove that reality stars can produce both love and money, the California couple, who have been together six years, already have a 15-month-old son named Cash.

Joy Behar is married

Comedian and View co-hostess Joy Behar has put a ring on her boyfriend of 29 years, according to People.com.

Behar, 68, who also hosts The Joy Behar Show on HLN, wed longtime partner Steve Janowitz  last night in a private ceremony in New York City. According to a rep, “she will discuss [the marriage] on Sept. 6 on The View when the show returns for the 15th season.”

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