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Hope Solo Addresses “Traumatic” Domestic Violence Charges

Hope Solo is known for being one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) female soccer goaltender in the world. Her temper and run-ins with the law are also well-documented. The most recent issues stem from a year of headlines that surround allegations of domestic violence.

As she prepared to travel to Canada for the Women’s World Cup this month, she sat down with PEOPLE magazine to discuss the current situation overshadowing her career. In June 2014, she was accused of attacking her half-sister who decided to reveal the details of the alleged incident during the World Cup.

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Emma Stone Reveals History of Panic Attacks

Anyone who has watched a movie starring Emma Stone can attest to her ability to seem like the “cool girl” who seems to have it all together. On the red carpet, she always looks elegant and composed. Some may be surprised, therefore, to learn that it’s taken a lot of effort to get to that place of calm.

During a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, the 26-year-old actress revealed that she turned to acting as a way to channel her anxiety. She explained: "It was really bad. The first time I had a panic attack I was sitting in my friend's house, and I thought the house was burning down. I called my mom and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just would not stop."

She went on to describe her time in high school: "I would go to the nurse at lunch most days and just wring my hands. I would ask my mom to tell me exactly how the day was going to be, then ask again 30 seconds later. I just needed to know that no one was going to die and nothing was going to change."
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Stars Reveal Past Abuse, Eating Disorders and More

We watch people on television without truly ever knowing how hard their lives might be. Duck Dynasty star, Jep Robertson, and his wife, Jessica, are shedding some light on their pasts in their new book, The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness. While the overall theme is one of perseverance, fans may be shocked and saddened by some of the things they may read.

Molested by Older Girl

Jep, who, at 37, is the youngest of the Duck Commander flock, has revealed that he was molested as a 6-year-old in grade school by an another student. In his book, he wrote: "An older girl started sitting next to me. She seemed sweet at first. She'd come sit beside me, like a motherly figure almost. I remember her being sweet and taking care of me. I liked to sit in the back so she'd come sit with me. After a while the girl started doing strange things. She'd take my hands and push them up under her shirt and tell me I was tickling her. Then she started making me pull down my pants. It was awkward. I didn't know what was going on, but I knew something wasn't right."

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Weight Gain Left Chris Pratt “Depressed” and “Impotent”

After emerging from near obscurity, Chris Pratt has become one of the biggest movie stars in the world. With his good looks, great comedic timing and bulging biceps, he has firmly established his presence as an action hero. After years of playing the chubby, lovable character, Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, he had to slim down for other roles and he got an idea of what a life of obesity was truly costing him.

It’s not uncommon for actors and actresses to lose and gain weight for specific projects and Pratt wasn’t any different until, one day, he realized that something wasn’t right. In a recent interview for Men's Health UK, he explained: "I'd gone back and forth, lost weight for Moneyball, got fat again, then trimmed down for Zero Dark Thirty, then gained it all back again for Andy. That's when I saw Zero Dark Thirty and right after walking out I was like: 'I'm going to get in shape and I'm never going to be fat again.'"

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Olympian Allison Schmitt Reveals Emotional Struggles

Many people work hard to try to make their dreams come true but few people can truly say that they have reached their highest goals. American swimmer, Allison Schmitt, can. The five-time Olympic medalist shone brightly during the 2012 Summer Games in London and, while the months that followed should have been the happiest time of her life, the star athlete knew something wrong. Unfortunately, she chose to suffer in silence for a long time.

Now, the 24-year-old is open about her emotional struggle and has shared her experience with her fellow elite athletes.  During an interview with The Associated Press, the Pennsylvania native explained: "I didn't like myself. I didn't like that I was feeling like that. I thought if I suppressed it, it would go away. But it was something where I needed help from outside sources."

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Sharon Osbourne Taking Break Due to Emotional and Physical Exhaustion

Looking at the lives of celebrities, it is all too easy to assume that they don’t have the same problems as the average person but health issues, for example, do not discriminate - they can befall even the wealthiest person. In reality, sometimes fame can work against people. Going through tough times while the world watches (and, sometimes, passes judgment) can make things more difficult. Sharon Osbourne could probably attest to that since she has been married to rocker, Ozzy Osbourne, for decades and is no stranger to the glare of the spotlight.

Rather than sitting in the wings, however, she has carved out her own little niche of fame but it definitely comes at a price - a grueling itinerary. The co-host of The Talk had just completed a busy trip to New York City and Toronto when she collapsed upon arriving home in Los Angeles. After Sharon underwent medical evaluation, her rep explained that this was due to “mental and physical fatigue.”

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Lawrence of Arabia Star, Omar Sharif, Living With Alzheimer’s

When you think of classic, glamorous Hollywood, a few names come to mind. Omar Sharif is definitely among them. The Egyptian-born actor became a household name after his performance in the 1962 epic, Lawrence of Arabia. Despite it being just his first English-language film, Sharif’s portrayal of Sherif Ali opposite Peter O’Toole was incredible enough to earn him an Oscar nomination.

Over the years, Sharif brought his unique talents to many acclaimed films such as his turn in the title role of Doctor Zhivago (opposite Julie Christie) and alongside Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.

Sadly, the man who has had to remember and deliver so many lines over the years is not struggling with memory loss. His son, Tarek Sharif, has revealed that the legendary actor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Omar Sharif’s agent, Steve Kenis, has confirmed the news.

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Demi Lovato Talks Mental Illness, Addiction and Recovery

These days, life is pretty great for Demi Lovato. Having had a very early start in Hollywood as a regular on the children’s show, Barney and Friends, continuing through her stint as a star on the Disney Channel, she’s had a lengthy career for someone so young but, unfortunately, it’s been anything but easy. In fact, Lovato’s life seemed ready to implode back in 2010.

At just 18 years old, the performer was battling an eating disorder and substance abuse. Her behavior grew increasingly erratic and there were reports of people not wanting to work with her. She credits her manager, Phil McIntyre, with saving her life. After managing her since she was just 15 years old, McIntyre recognized that she had a problem and began to offer guidance.

On Instagram, Lovato wrote of his actions: "When so many others had given up on me, he never did. He told me he cared too much about me to watch me self-destruct.. Therefore at the very end of my drinking and using he gave me one last chance.. Get sober and he'll stay, or he'd have to leave… [McIntyre] stood his ground and said, 'If you do this I will fight this battle with you every step of the way.' I knew I couldn't let go of him not only as a manager but as an extremely important person in my life who genuinely cares about me. He is one of the very few people who LITERALLY saved. my. life. I don't think I'd be alive without him for many different reasons."

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Jon Gosselin Cites “Cruelty,” Seeks Custody of One of Eight Children

When TLC began airing Jon & Kate Plus 8 in 2007, audiences were captivated by the lives of a couple raising a set of twins as well as sextuplets. Watching the family try to create a somewhat normal life was both fascinating and painful, at times, because the strain began to show. By 2009, Jon and Kate Gosselin had filed for divorce, the show ended and a myriad of scandals began.

Since then, things have been less than amicable between the pair with both hurling accusations of infidelity and poor parenting at each other but it seems as though the level of discord is about to be kicked up a notch.

Custody Battle

Since the split, Jon has struggled to maintain a job (or a residence!) so it is a bit surprising that he has decided to file for custody of their 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, citing Kate’s “cruelty” towards the girl. Allegedly, Hanna opened up to her father about her relationship with her mother and claimed that she felt forced into filming new episodes of the spinoff series, Kate Plus 8.

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Jared Padalecki’s Open Battle with Depression

Supernatural is a show with one of the biggest cult followings in history with fans that are notoriously supportive and protective of its stars, including Jared Padalecki. In recent months, the actor has opened up about his struggle with depression and, in the past week, fans saw first hand how much he continues to be affected.

Cancelled Appearances

The former Gilmore Girls heartthrob abruptly canceled some planned appearances and took to Twitter last Friday to make the announcement. He first wrote: "Dear #JIBCON and #AHBL6. I am in desperate and urgent need of my family. I am so sorry to tell you this but I must head home."

He followed up by saying, to fans: "I need all of the love I can get right now. Please please give me a few seconds of your time and write me. #AlwaysKeepFighting."

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