Brooke Shields Health Scare Shocker!

Brooke Shields is immensely upset because the forty seven year old might form the disease her beloved mother suffered of, and actually spend her final days stricken.

According to the National Enquirer “Brooke is really shaken up and grieving over her mom,” said the source. “And she’s praying the same fate doesn’t befall her.”

“At age 65 or older, the risk is about 10 percent for the general popu­lation. So if you have a parent with the disease, it would be a 20 percent risk in that age group.”

She is still bothered by how fast her mother of seventy nine years of age, of how fast the disease got to her, and she is thinking that it may do this to her.

“Now the former “Suddenly Su­san” star’s “greatest fear” is being robbed of her mind just like the woman who steered her to stardom”, added the source.

“If someone has a sibling or parent with Alzheimer’s, that person’s own risk is double,” said renowned expert Dr. Gary Small, direc­tor of the UCLA Longevity Center.

“Brooke saw firsthand how it devastated her mother,” “She had to care for her mom, as well as her children, and it was difficult. She eventually had to put Teri in a skilled nursing facility.”

Her nine year old daughter Rowan is worried as well that her mother will lose her mind just like her grandma “Toots” did.

Now according to experts, they believe that the actress does have something to worry about because the disease can be genetically passed.

All that Shields needs to do is do frequent regular exercise.

Parenthood ‘Jason Ritter’ Battled Insecurities Walking In His Dad’s Footsteps!

Parenthood actor Jason Ritter (Mark Cyr) had been overcome with insecurities as tried to follow in his Dad’s footsteps, the late John Ritter. The star had fought against low self-esteem during his first bouts of his acting career as he had been always compared to his Dad.

The also Joan of Arcadia and the NBC series The Event star had made the decision to be like his father and go into the world of show-business. The now thirty two year old does go on to say that the time was quiet difficult to even try to live up to his father who famous last name was so known in auditions.

He tells, “When I was starting out, I would go in for auditions and I would get overwhelmed by my own insecurities. I would have my little jokes prepared, and the casting director would say, ‘Before you start, I want to tell you that your dad was so funny’ – and give him a nice compliment – and I would think, ‘Oh, my God, you’re about to see how far I am from him.’

“I wasn’t just a guy in the room; I was humiliating my family.” His father, Ritter had passed away of heart problems back on September 11, 2003. He adds, “He saw the pilot of the show. I did a play that both he and my mum came to see, and he saw me in episodes of Law & Order. He’d tell me he was proud of me. I do wish he’d been able to see all of the things since his death, but I also think somewhere maybe he is seeing them and all the things in the future.”

Whitney Houston May Have Drowned After A Drug Cocktail

Whitney Houston May Have Drowned After A Drug Cocktail

One possibility the LAPD is investigating as they examine the one time crack addict Whitney Houston‘s sudden death at the age of 48 is she drowned.  Did Whitney drown in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday?

According to TMZ prescription drugs were found in her suite on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. There’s now talk she may have taken a cocktail of pills and got into the bath. Her entourage found her unresponsive in the bathtub. When Emergency Services arrived the singer’s body had already been removed from the tub. So an autopsy is needed to determine whether she overdosed or possibly drowned. It’s understood family members identified the star of The Bodyguard.

Meantime more details are emerging about her final days. The one time superstar appeared to be on a downward spiral and was partying heavily. The night before her death she’d been drinking, talking loudly and causing a scene with a group of friends at the bar in the Beverly Hilton hotel. But her mother Cissy Houston and aunt Dionne Warwick paint a different picture. They both spoke to her on the phone that night and say she sounded fine. They saw no cause for concern.

Dr. Conrad Murray Given Maximum Sentence (VIDEO)

Conrad Murray Sentenced to 4 years

After nearly six weeks of testimony and several gasp-inducing courtroom moments, Judge Michael Pastor basically threw the book at Dr. Conrad Murray, but it was not enough! Four years in prison for  involuntary manslaughter? The worst part is that because of a new California law, he will most likely only serve half. Both Joseph Jackson and Michael’s mother, Katherine, were at the court to hear the verdict, along with several of the singer’s siblings. TMZ has more of the story below:

The judge was angry, talking repeatedly about Dr. Murray’s documentary in which he laid the blame at Michael Jackson’s doorstep. The documentary clearly weighed in the judge’s decision to give Murray the max.

As for restitution, Judge Pastor ordered Dr. Murray to pay “appropriate restitution” to the Estate and to MJ’s kids at a later date … but the judge seemed dubious about the $100 million request by the prosecution.

Judge Pastor ruled Murray must pay an $800 fine, a $30 court security fee, and a $40 criminal conviction assessment.

Judge Pastor said, “There are those who feel Dr. Murray is a saint. There are those who feel he’s the devil. He is neither. He’s a human being.”

Judge Pastor says it’s irrelevant to him that Michael might have met this fate with some other doctor. The fact is, Pastor said, Michael Jackson died because of the actions of … Dr. Murray.”

The judge said he looked at Murray’s whole life, and he was impressed. But he added Dr. Murray’s recklessness with Jackson overshadowed the doc’s good deeds, calling the treatment, “a cycle of horrible medicine.”

The Judge noted, “Dr. Murray engaged in a recurring, continuous pattern of deceit and lies.”

The Judge was incredulous, saying far from being remorseful, “There’s umbrage and outrage on the part of Dr. Murray against the decedent.” The judge was making note of Murray’s critical comments about MJ in his recently-aired documentary.

In the end, the judge said, “Dr. Murray abandoned his patient,” calling his conduct “egregious” and “a disgrace to the medical profession.”

Brian Panish, attorney for Jackson family, read a statement: “We still look at each other in disbelief. Is it really possible he is gone?” The statement goes on … “We are not here to seek revenge. There is nothing you can do here today that will bring Michael back.” In terms of the sentence, the family said: “We respectfully request you impose a sentence that reminds physicians they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder.”

Prosecutor David Walgren, who asked the judge to impose the maximum, 4-year prison sentence, reminded the judge … Dr. Murray repeatedly lied to authorities about the events in the bedroom where Michael died. He also noted the recklessness of Murray’s medical treatment. Walgren called Murray’s treatment a “pharmaceutical experiment.” Walgren said, “The defendant was playing Russian Roulette with Michael Jackson’s life every single night.”

Walgren also asked for $100 million in restitution for MJ’s kids, because that’s what Michael Jackson would have made in the “This Is It” tour. Walgren also wanted Murray to pay a fair amount for the $1.8 million funeral.

Murray’s lawyer, Ed Chernoff, told Judge Pastor, Dr. Murray did not want to address the court, but the lawyer said no doubt Jackson’s death is a tragedy that demands punishment, but Murray’s “book of life” is much better than this one chapter. Chernoff noted Murray was born “dirt poor” in Grenada and led an exemplary life that made him a cardiologist. But Chernoff noted Murray “will always be known as the guy who killed Michael Jackson.” Chernoff did say, “Michael Jackson was a drug seeker, and Dr. Murray was wrong in providing it.”

As for restitution … Chernoff shockingly never addressed the obvious — that Jackson is worth more dead than alive. All he said was Murray couldn’t afford to pay it..

TMZ also has the court room video footage below:

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Funnyman Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41

Patrice Oneal Dead

Amerian stand-up comedian and radio personality, Patrice O’Neal died yesterday following complications after suffering a stroke in October 2011.

O’Neal performed at the “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen” back in September, not long before he had the stroke. He was a regular guest on the “Opie and Anthony” radio show.

O’Neal was one of those hard-edged comedian who talked a lot about relationships and sex in his act, and was known for being brutally honest when it comes to talking about men, women, dating and sex.

Robert Wagner Responsible for Natalie Wood’s Death?

Robert Wagner Responsible for Natalie Wood's Death

Is Robert Wagner responsible for Natalie Wood’s death? The captain, Dennis Davern, of the boat that Wood was on with Wagner, the day she drowned, claims that Wagner was indeed responsible for her death. These accusations from the captain come after detectives reopen the investigation surrounding Wood’s disappearance.

This morning on “TODAY” Davern admitted that he lied on a report years ago but wouldn’t say anything else about some new evidence that he offered to authorities.

The Daily News has more:

It was a matter of “We’re not going to look too hard, we’re not going to turn on the search light, we’re not going to notify anybody right at the moment,” said Davern, who admitted he lied to authorities following the tragic incident.

“I made some terrible decisions and mistakes,” he acknowledged Friday. “I did lie on a report years ago. I made mistakes by not telling the honest truth in a police report.”

When Davern was asked if Wagner was “responsible” for Wood’s death, Davern said, “Yes I would say so.”

Davern insisted he wasn’t out to make a buck.

“I’m not in it for any kind of profit,” he said. “I’m in for the justice of the whole situation.”

Wizard of Oz: Munchkin Dies At 93

WIzard of OzOne of the last surviving Munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz”, Karl Slover dies at 93. Standing at 4-foot-5, Slover was one of the tiniest male Munchkins, he died of cardiopulmonary arrest earlier this week in a Georgia hospital.

Slover was best known for playing the lead trumpeter in the Munchkins’ band but also had other roles; townsman and soldier.

ABC News has more: “Long after Slover retired, he continued to appear around the country at festivals and events related to the movie. He was one of seven Munchkins at the 2007 unveiling of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame dedicated to the little people in the movie. Only three remain of the 124 diminutive actors who played the beloved Munchkins.

“He has a genuine immortality,” Fricke said. “Of the 124 little people, he’s one of the handful who got to enjoy this latter-day fame, to have people know who he was and be able to pick him out of the crowd in the movie.”

Slover is the first of the three trumpeters to herald the Munchkin mayor when he makes his entrance. Slover had been cast to play the second trumpeter but switched when another actor got stage fright during filming, said longtime friend Allen Pease, the co-founder of the former Munchkinland Market Days outside Chesterton, Ind. ”Karl didn’t know what stage fright meant,” he said.

Wizard of Oz Muchkin Dies

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