“For me, it was important to get the cancer out. That’s what I wanted to do, just get it out. … At the end, to be honest, all it came down to was just choosing to live, and not looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life. … Bill said to me, ‘I just need you around for the next 50 years, kid.’ He said, ‘I don’t care what you look like, I don’t care about the physical portion of this. I just need you around for the next 50 years. So, let’s just get you healthy.’ And that certainly helped me come to a decision. I couldn’t be more at peace. But it’s hard, and I still break down some nights … But I’m okay.”
– E! News host Giuliana Rancic, appearing on “The Today Show,” explains her decision to undergo a double mastectomy after a lumpectomy failed to completely eradicate her breast cancer. While another lumpectomy and radiation treatment was an option, Rancic ultimately has decided to have both of her breasts removed because doing so reduces the chances of the breast cancer returning to one percent. Additionally, undergoing radiation treatment would have put off the couple’s plans to have children by another few years. I admire Rancic’s bravery and her willingness to share with the world each step she is taking to restore her health, and wish her well in her recovery. [People]
In the opening credits of ”The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Taylor Armstrong says she’s finally found her voice, and she’s not afraid to use it.
Now, the reality TV star is putting her words down on paper. Taylor is reportedly writing a tell-all about her marriage toRussell Armstrong, who committed suicide in August. Read more…
Do you want a hot body like your favorite Hollywood star? Would you settle for second favorite? Third? Look, how about you tell me where LaToya Jackson ranks in your top 10 and we’ll go from there. The aerobics VHS tape is apparently some trial that every celebrity must go through, and after years of research and $1.96, I’ve tracked down the four worst. Keep reading »
This week, Lady Gaga debuted the new video for her latest single “Marry the Night.” There’s a lot going on, and unsurprisingly, not all of it makes total sense — even taking into consideration that its story is clearly jumbled chronologically. Gaga plays a bedazzling, hair-dying, cereal-smearing, train wreck of a ballet dancer gone rogue, and at one point, little animated fairies appear to fly out of her butt. The Haus of Gaga certainly isn’t lacking for creativity, but still, this latest effort (all her own work, too) leaves many questions unanswered. Click through our slideshow breakdown of all the “Marry the Night” looks, accompanied by whatever explanations we could muster. Read more…
“I think scars are like battle wounds—beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it. My tattoos say ‘Stay strong.’ ‘Stay’ on one [wrist] and ‘strong’ on the other. Now I’m able to look at them and be thankful for being alive. I think that I’ve been blessed over the past year to be able to start over.”
– Demi Lovato talks to Glamour about the scars she has as a result of cutting and how they serve as a beautiful reminder to take care of herself. Lovato famously checked into a treatment center to get help for her struggles with bulimia, anorexia and self-injury, and then publicly came forward as bi-polar. Read more of her interview at the link. [Glamour]