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NBC Shoots Down Jimmy Fallon Drinking Rumors

The rumblings have been growing for a while now but, apparently, they have become loud enough that NBC felt that the situation needed to be addressed. Jimmy Fallon took over Jay Leno’s role on The Tonight Show and, since then, he has been dogged by rumors that he has a drinking problem. Injuries and Reported Binge Drinking There is evidence to support why some people may have grown concerned. Along with the reports (and multiple images shared on Twitter) of him regularly binge drinking and even narrowly escaping a bar brawl in New York City back in 2014, he began to seem a little clumsy. Despite having been in the public eye for years, suddenly, Fallon has become very accident-prone. First, he ended up needing emergency surgery after he, reportedly, tripped on a braided rug in his apartment. He attempted to break his fall by grabbing onto a counter but his wedding ring got snagged and dislocated his finger. The procedure took six hours to complete and he was in the ICU for 10 long days! A couple months later, he chipped his tooth which, he claims, happened while he was trying to open a tube of scar tissue repair gel. Not long after all of that happened, Fallon was honored by Harvard University’s humor magazine, Harvard Lampoon. While attending the festivities in Cambridge, the talk show host was injured yet again. A video posted by a fan on Instagram, shows the funnyman holding a bottle of Jaegermeister as he trips over another attendee.
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John Stamos Discusses DUI Embarrassment, Rehab Experience

John Stamos is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He’s had a long career while maintaining a reasonably low profile (along with his good looks!). It would be easy to see him flashing his charming smile in a Greek yogurt commercial and forget that he’s a human just like the rest of us but, in a recent interview, his honesty provided a great reminder that fortune and fame does not, necessarily, make life any simpler. During an interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show, Stamos shed light on some of the struggles he’s faced over the years, especially recently. He said that he really doesn’t “have anything to hide anymore” because he no longer is drinking or getting high “at all.” While explaining the circumstances that led to a downward spiral, the actor said: "My father passed away and I got divorced ... it sent me sort of down a wrong path." When his mother died in September 2014, he said that it “knocked [him] off" and was "very hard." His pain and grief was exacerbated by the fact that he had been drinking for a long time but had, in the past, been able to curb the problem enough to focus on work. Unfortunately, he lost control last summer and was arrested for driving under the influence. He received three years of probation as a result of the incident. He explained: "I could stop [drinking] on a dime. I could stop. In the times that I went back, it just sort of deteriorated my life, and who I was, and my morals and my values. I lost myself, I lost my sense of discipline, which my dad taught me so well, and I just became someone – more and more I was just dipping into that dark place. It happened more and more and it just got darker and darker. It stunted my growth. Emotionally – maybe I would be married with kids right now."
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Justin Bieber’s Relationship With Mom Has Deteriorated

When Justin Bieber first emerged on the scene, one of the things that was immediately apparent was that he had a very close relationship with his mother, Pattie Mallette. Over the years, however, the Canadian singer’s life has taken some surprising turns and it seems as though that once tight bond is particularly strained. In a recent interview, the 21-year-old got pretty honest about how things have deteriorated over the past two years. He describes their relationship as “pretty non-existing” and puts the burden of that shift on himself. He’s been in a lot of trouble recently and he reacted by pulling away. "I was distant because I was ashamed," he explained. "I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and I knew she was. We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust… She's living in Hawaii now, so it's hard, but getting better. She's an amazing woman and I love her." Mallette wrote the 2012 book, Nowhere But Up, in 2012 to share the story of raising Justin alone after becoming a single mother at 17 years old. Despite always being super supportive of her son, there were signs that things were changing in 2013. Mallette conceded that her son was making “his own decisions” and that him getting multiple tattoos was something that she didn’t necessarily have to like.
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Howard Stern’s Daughter is Not What You’d Think

When Howard Stern first hit the airwaves, none of us had ever heard anything quite like it. Labelled a “shock jock,” his radio show contained content that was more graphic, sexual, and lewd than had ever been broadcast. Still, he attracted enough of a following to earn his own satellite radio channel even if, today, he tones it down enough to appear as a judge on a family television program like America’s Got Talent. Listeners wondered about what the effect of his radio show would be on their children, but I wonder how many thought about how his raunchy style might influence the lives of his own kids. Emily Stern, his 32-year-old daughter, recently shed some light on her personal experience. Her life, it seems could not be any different from her famous father’s public personality. Devout and Modest Almost ten years ago, Emily made the decision to begin practicing Orthodox Judaism. On any given day, it’s not unusual to find her, just blocks away from her dad’s Upper West Side home, reciting a blessing while wearing a modest ankle-length skirt. The Torah-scholar spends her Friday evenings hosting Shabbat dinners at her apartment instead of going out on the town. For now, she is also single and told the New York Post*: “It’s rare I go on dates [now]... my dad’s emphasis on sexuality [in his career] kept me out of the dating ring [when I was younger].”
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Chris Hemsworth Describes Mental Anguish of Weight Loss

Chris Hemsworth is best known for his imposing stature. Indeed, his toned, physique made him a perfect choice to play Thor in the Marvel films. It was a huge change, therefore, when he took on a role that required him to appear emaciated. The actor has explained that the process took a toll on him both physically and mentally. In the Heart of the Sea For his performance in In the Heart of the Sea, the 32-year-old actor had to drop a whopping 33 pounds in just four weeks and he described the experience as anything but pleasant. During an interview with Good Morning America, he explained: "The gaining is fine, you just eat a lot and you lift weights but that was underfed, which led to a pretty moody existence and inconsistent emotions… You play all sorts of games – if I eat this maybe I don't eat that. The insanity is nuts." What exactly did the actor eat? Boiled eggs, salads and “nothing much.” He limited his intake to 500 calories per day. Anyone who has tried a diet that severely restricts calories can probably relate to how bad Hemsworth felt. Still, he said it was all part of the process.
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Model With Down Syndrome Talks Support

During a time when so many complain about the pressure to look a certain way in the fashion industry, it’s heartwarming to hear Madeline Stuart’s story. The young woman has been making waves for all the right reasons. 2015 Was a Big Year Stuart became the first model with Down Syndrome to headline a beauty brand after walking the catwalk during New York Fashion Week, landing a contract with fitness line, Manifesta, and becoming the face of Glossigirl cosmetics. In an interview with Today.com, Stuart explained: “It’s been a wonderful year. We have made so many new friends and learned many more things about the fashion industry, but most of all, we have received so much love and support from our social media family.”
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Home Invasion Leaves Simon Cowell “Psychologically Damaged”

Anyone who watched American Idol will remember the tough version of Simon Cowell, the man who never seemed to want to settle down and who was vocal about not wanting children. When it was revealed that he had an affair with his best friend’s wife and that she was expecting his child, it was a huge shock but now, two years later, it seems that the unlikely couple are settling into domestic life. Unfortunately, a recent break-in has shaken their sense of security. Recent Home Invasion On December 4, 2015, Cowell, his now-girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, and their 21-month-old son, Eric, were asleep in the bedroom of his multimillion dollar mansion when a burglary occurred. The whole experience has been traumatic for the mogul who is haunted by what could have happened if things had gone badly.
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Robin Williams’ Widow Shares Final Conversation

The world was absolutely stunned by the sudden death of Robin Williams last fall. When it was confirmed that the comedian had committed suicide, the situation was even more tragic and perplexing. How could someone who had spent their entire career making people laugh be in so much pain? Did his loved ones see warning signs? His widow, Susan, has provided some insight.

Since his passing, it...
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