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Jamie Lynn Pregnant Again!

Jamie Lynn Pregnant Again! The hottest rumor around is that Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney Spears’ sixteen-year-old sister, has got herself pregnant again, soon after giving birth to a daughter in July.  The source that confirmed the rumor, to the National Enquirer that Jamie Lynn was 8-weeks pregnant, which has both her and her mother Lynne hysterical, as neither of them know what to do, though they are trying to keep the news from getting out.


Debra Messing Back In The Spotlight With ‘Starter Wife’

Debra Messing Back In The Spotlight With ‘Starter Wife’Debra Messing, with an Emmy under her belt for NBC’s Will & Grace, has got under the spotlight once again.  She reappears as the glamorous, sexy, funny, warm and thoroughly, beautifully ‘Starter Wife’ aka newly divorce Molly Kagan.  While, in ‘Will & Grace’ Messing was overshadowed by her outrageous best friend, the characters in ‘Starter Wife’ actually complement each other.


Walgreen withdraws its $2.8 billion bid for Longs

Walgreen withdraws its $2.8 billion bid for Longs

Walgreen Co. has dropped its $2.8 billion offer to buy the pharmacy chain, Longs Drug Stores, leaving CVS Caremark, with its $2.7 billion bid, as the sole suitor for the California-based store. The decision has dashed the hopes of the shareholders hoping for a better price.

Analysts opine that CVS may seek to re-negotiate its offer to buy Longs. CVS on August 13 said it had agreed to pay $71.50 a share for Longs. A month later, Walgreen emerged with a $75-a-share bid. In after-hours trades, Longs fell to about $70 a share, down 2.3%.


Peter Cook Speaks About Reasons Of Divorce

Peter Cook Speaks About Reasons Of Divorce Christie Brinkley’s ex-husband blamed her for compelling him to cheat her. He said that the supermodel did not meet his demands, needs and attention that he wanted.

"I was seeking a connection I could not find in my own marriage," Cook said. "I think the emotional aspect of our lives had changed. I think we were both feeling more like we were living with a brother and sister than a life partner."


Narrow Escape For Nick Nolte

Narrow Escape For Nick NolteActor Nick Nolte had a narrow escape in a fire at his home in Malibu, California. The actor escaped with minor injuries after trying to douse the flames that had engulfed his living room, with a garden hose.

Nolte was twice nominated for an Oscar  for his roles in "The Prince of Tides" and "Affliction."

Inspector James Barnes of the fire department said, "Nick Nolte was there apparently with a water hose trying to extinguish the fire himself and of course we came to help him out.


Stomach Virus Outbreak at University of Southern California

Stomach Virus Outbreak at University of Southern California

The contagious gastrointestinal virus outbreak at the University of Southern California (USC) has risen to about 275, days after 200-Georgetown University students were infected with a similar virus.  However, the outbreak may have peaked, as there has been a decline in the number of students looking for medical help since Sunday.

The infection hospitalized ten students were experiencing vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, while intravenous fluids had to be given to those suffering from serious dehydration.


Misty May-Treanor Quits ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Misty May-Treanor Quits ‘Dancing With The Stars’Olympic gold medal-winning volleyball player Misty May-Treanor, 31, has dropped out of ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’, after tearing an Achilles tendon during Lindy Hop rehearsals held on Friday.  With an almost to her knee cast on her left leg, Treanor is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday.

A born winner, only two weeks into the competition, she scored high (21-points) each week, and was beginning to establish herself as a dancer to watch for, she has expressed interest in returning to the show sometime in the future.


Duchovny Completes Sex-Addiction Rehab

Duchovny Completes Sex-Addiction RehabDavid Duchovny, who checked into rehab for sex addiction over the summer, is out after successfully completing his stint, and will begin filming for his new movie shortly, according to his lawyer, Larry Stein.

Duchovny, 48 voluntarily sought help for his sex addiction.  He married actress Téa Leoni in 1997 and has a son and daughter with her.  He most recently starred in ‘The X Files: I Want To Believe’, a big screen version of his popular X-files TV series.


Janet Jackson Cancels More Concert Tours

Janet Jackson Cancels More Concert ToursJanet Jackson, hospitalized in Montreal for exhaustion last week, though released two hours later, has had to cancel three more concert dates of her ‘Rock Witchu’ tour, as doctors refuse to let the still recuperating 42-year old singer and actress to get back to her grinding schedule of back-to-back concerts, till she is fully recovered.

Talking to People magazine, Jermaine Dupri, record producer and Jackson’s fiancée says it is difficult for a 42-year-old body to perform like a 22-year-old one.  Back-to-back, three-hour shows has left Jackson tired and exhausted.


‘Chihuahua’ Top Dog At The Box Office

‘Chihuahua’ Top Dog At The Box OfficeNotwithstanding critical backlash, ‘Beverley Hills Chihuahua’, a Disney talking canines offering about Chole, a thoroughly pampered Chihuahua kidnapped south of the border and then left to fend for herself, grabbed an estimated $29-million, at the weekend box office, Disney’s biggest October opening since Ladder 49’s $22.1-million in 2004.

None of the six new releases could shake DreamWorks / Paramount’s ‘Eagle Eye’ thriller.  The Shia LaBeouf starrer collected an estimated $17.7-million in its second weekend, with a domestic box office total of $54.6 million.


Clint Eastwood Says Angelina Jolie Talented and Beautiful

Clint Eastwood Says Angelina Jolie Talented and BeautifulOscar winner and top box office star – Clint Eastwood, 78 and director of ‘Changeling’, a period drama, talking to veteran movie journalist Lillian Ross at a Saturday Q&A sponsored by the New Yorker magazine at the Directors Guild of America stated, he finds Angelina Jolie, his leading lady to be extremely talented, but a talent that can be overlooked due to her having the most ‘gorgeous face on the planet’.


David Duchovny Successfully Completes Rehabilitation Successfully Completes Rehabilitation

David Duchovny has checked out of a rehabilitation facility for treatment of sex addiction. David’s release was declared by his attorney. His lawyer Stanton Stein said, "David has successfully completed his rehabilitation, he is out of rehab and will be starting a movie soon."

The actor's admission to a rehab facility for treatment of sex addiction was also revealed by his attorney, in late August. Stein, however, declined to comment when the actor had been treated or when he left the center.
 
Duchovny won a Golden Globe Award as best actor in a comedy for his role as Hank Moody in January. He played the role of an oversexed single dad and novelist struggling with writer's block in the Showtime series "Californication."


Anne Hathaway On SNL; Ratings Go Up

Anne Hathaway On SNL; Ratings Go UpWhen Anne Hathaway was questioned about her ex boyfriend Rafaello Follieri on Saturday Nights Live, she joked, "I broke up with my boyfriend... and two weeks later he was sent to prison for fraud ... I mean, we've all been there, right, ladies?"

Though "SNL" averaged a 7.4 household rating, Hathaway's appearance on "SNL" helped the show score one of its highest-ratings  since 2002.

Hathaway’s close friends remarked that they weren't surprised that Hathaway was a good sport.


Study: Use Of Fan Can Lower SIDS Risk By 72%

Study: Use Of Fan Can Lower SIDS Risk By 72%A recent study supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health has reported that sleeping in a room with a fan lowers a baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 72 %. Still a mysterious cause of death, SIDS is diagnosed when an infant dies suddenly for no apparent reason or illness and is the leading cause of death in infants from 1 month to 1 year.


Non Invasive Test For Down Syndrome

Scientists have long been trying to develop a noninvasive prenatal test for Down syndrome that would replace the current risky amniocentesis which can cause miscarriages. This thirty year long attempt could be successfully solved if the new technique developed by scientists which requires a simple blood test to test for Down syndrome holds up in larger trials.

Stephen Quake, a bioengineer and his team at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, used powerful genetic techniques and sequenced the fetal DNA floating in the mother’s blood. They managed to successfully detect nine cases of the disease with 100 % accuracy.


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