Author: Carrie McLean

Donna Summer loses battle with cancer, dies at age 63

Famous singer Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer. She died on Thursday, in Florida, at the age of 63. Later that day, her family released a statement in which they noted they were “at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.” On Thursday, TMZ reported the world music stage had lost one of its all-time gems. Donna Summer, also known as “The Queen of Disco”, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 63. Her family released a statement announcing the sad news, later in the day. The “Hot Stuff” singer, who was living with her husband, Bruce Sudano, in Englewood, Fla., was working on a new album. Summer became popular in the 1970s, performing some of the decade’s most iconic songs: “Love to Love You Baby”, “Last Dance”, “Bad Girls”. “Love to Love You Baby” became No.1 in the charts in 1975 and since then, until 2008, the singer had no less than 19 songs that landed on the top of the charts. During her career, the Disco Queen won five Grammy Awards, co-created the song that became the anthems for women’s right in the 1980’s: “She Works Hard For The Money”. Donna Summer is survived by her husband, three daughter s and four grandchildren....

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Mary Kennedy, suicide by hanging

ABC News reports that the results of the autopsy of Mary Kennedy showed that it was suicide by hanging. The wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. killed herself, according to the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s office. On Wednesday, the body of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife, Mary Kennedy, was found on the family’s property in Bedford, N.Y. After an autopsy was performed, the medical examiner’s office in Westchester County concluded it was suicide. The 52-year-old mother-of-four hung herself. According to mental health specialists, the cause of suicide is complex. The medical history of the Kennedy family includes mental disorders, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse. All these factors raise the risk of suicide. Dr. Ken Robbins, from the University of Wisconsin, says that “when these things come to together in just the wrong way, they can really put someone at greater risk of suicide”. The history of Mary Richardson Kennedy includes both psychiatric problems as well as abuse of alcohol. In 2007, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tried to take his wife to a psychological consultation. The attempt failed, the Westchester Journal News reported at the time, as the wife ran out of the car in the middle of the road. The same publication reported a domestic incident at the Kennedy’s in 2010. According to the police reports Mrs. Kennedy was heavily intoxicated. And only three days later she was charged...

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Elin Nordegren, back to single status

Tiger Wood’s ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, is back being single. And it appears that her status has changed months ago, according to People magazine. But no worries, her daily schedule must be filled with other activities that the blonde has been engaged in the past months. Elin Nordegren is single again, after breaking up with boyfriend Jamie Dingman in January. The news was revealed to People magazine by a friend of Tiger Wood’s ex-wife. “She says Jamie’s a great guy – and they’re still friends – but I think it was just too early for her to get serious with anyone”, the friend explained, adding that the rumors of the couple still being together are just that – rumors. “Elin finds it hilarious to read news about her that people make up”, the insider says, referring to the news reporting that Nordegren and Dingman were spotted together on Saturday, at a hockey game. The single status is not hard to keep for Elin who, at present, is involved in a series of projects. The mother of two is studying to get a psychology degree, while she is overseeing the construction of her new home. Back in March, she took 12 million dollars out of her pocket to buy a huge 6-bedroom-8-bathroom mansion, just to tear it down afterwards. Her plans included building a new, much bigger house. So, between being...

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Scientology helped Kelly Preston cope with son’s death

While John Travolta is the subject of a sex trial these days, his wife, Kelly Preston, opens up about scientology and how it helped her cope with their son’s death. The actress spoke about her religion’s path to enlightenment on “The Conversation”, on Sunday night. 2009 was a milestone for John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s family. Their son, Jett, who was 16 at the time, passed away, after a severe injury to his head, that he had gotten during a seizure. Now, the 49-year-old mom, opens up to Amanda de Cadenet on Lifetime’s “The Conversation”. Preston says that her spiritual choices have made her cope better with the tragic loss. “In Scientology, we have what’s called ‘auditing,’ and that helps you to address things in your life and to strip them away”, she said, adding that “the people at my church literally held my hand and got me through …”. Scientology is a religion spread all over the world, created by L. Ron Hubbard. The main idea that it promotes is that humans are immortal being that have forgotten their real nature. The latest data shows that there are more than 25,000 American Scientologists. Among them there are famous adepts such as Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Lisa Marie Presley, Jason Lee, Juliette Lewis, Kirstie Alley, Danny Masterson and Catherine Bell....

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John Travolta’s second accuser – trial, no mediation

The second accuser in actor John Travolta’s sex battery case denies the existence of a potential mediation meeting and says he is prepared for a trial. His attorney, Okorie Okorocha, spoke to People magazine, reassuring everyone that “there will never be a settlement”. “There is no mediation,” attorney , Okorie Okorocha told People magazine in regard to the sex battery case in which famous actor John Travolta was the defendant and not one, not two, not three , but four males were the plaintiffs. Okorocha, who is representing the second accuser who came forward, says that Travolta’s attorney “wants one hell of a fight and that is what he’ll get from me”. The second accuser, who goes by the name of John Doe, wanting to keep his identity withheld, filed a lawsuit four days after the first accuser did. He filed the same charges and is asking for the same sum of money: $2 million. According to him, John Travolta, 58, solicited his massage services while he was in Atlanta, filming “Killing Season”. The masseur was called by the actor into his hotel room. A little while after the massage began, Travolta reportedly started groping the man. He was turned down and the masseur left the room in a rush, after the actor had started masturbating. Travolta left his room, too, to ask for the masseur to return as...

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