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B.B. King Hospitalized Near Las Vegas Home

B.B. King
Mark Metcalfe—Getty Images B.B. King performs on stage during day two of the Bluesfest Music Festival at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm on April 22, 2011 in Byron Bay, Australia.

King was rushed to the hospital over the weekend

Legendary blues musician B.B. King, 89, has been hospitalized at a medical center near his Las Vegas home, PEOPLE has confirmed.

King was rushed to the hospital over the weekend due to dehydration from his Type II diabetes, TMZ reports.

News of King’s hospitalization comes less than a year after the singer cancelled the remainder of his tour because of health problems.

“Mr. King did not feel well enough to continue his performance last night, Oct. 3, 2014, at the House of Blues in Chicago,” read a statement on King’s website posted Oct. 4. “He was immediately evaluated by a doctor and diagnosed with dehydration and suffering from exhaustion whereby causing the eight remaining shows of his current tour to be cancelled.”

But it didn’t take long for King – who was also hospitalized in 2007 – to address his fans directly after his tour was cancelled.

“I’m back at home now listening to music, watching movies and enjoying some down time,” he wrote in a statement posted Oct. 7. “I think I’m busier at home now than on the road talking to friends calling to check up on me. I do appreciate everyone’s calls and concern. I want to tell you, I’m doing alright.”

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Watch Anne Hathaway Lip-Sync to Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’

The actress flips off her competition while recreating the video

No, you are not dreaming a dream: that really is Anne Hathaway riding a wrecking ball and lip-syncing along to Miley Cyrus’ 2013 hit.

The Oscar-winning actress shows her commitment to her most unexpected role yet by slicking back her hair, sporting Cyrus’ white tank top and red lip stick and getting freaky with construction equipment on Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, airing Thursdays. (Tear-away pants even make a cameo.)

Now, some of that behavior might not be becoming of a princess of Genovia, but judging by the middle finger Hathaway flashes halfway through — it’s ostensibly directed at her competitor, Emily Blunt, but it could also double as a message to her haters — she doesn’t really care.

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Here’s How Taylor Swift Surprised Her Best Friend For Her Birthday

Reconfirming your suspicions that she's the best friend ever

For those who wished they were a part of Taylor Swift’s high-power girlfriend crew, here’s another instance of the pop star being the world’s best best friend.

Swift decided to give her high school friend, and often award show date, Abigal Anderson a 25th birthday surprise: A special sing-along performance by her all-time favorite band Dashboard Confessional.

Here’s how it unfolded, as told by Instagram:

The Surprise – Part One @abigail_lauren

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The Surprise – Part Two @abigail_lauren

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It was very well received.

The Surprise – The Finale @abigail_lauren @yelyahwilliams @dashboardconfessional

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Kelly Clarkson Gets Apology From Fox News Host For Weight Comments

Chris Wallace during "FOX News Sunday" in Washington on July 27, 2012.
Paul Morigi—Getty Images Chris Wallace during "FOX News Sunday" in Washington on July 27, 2012.

Chris Wallace released a statement for his "offensive comment"

Fox news host Chris Wallace has taken responsibility for the offensive comments he made about Kelly Clarkson‘s weight on Friday, issuing a public apology to the singer.

The 67-year-old Fox News anchor told PEOPLE in a statement “I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment.”

“I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her,” he added.

Wallace faced huge Internet backlash over the incident, and was even called out by Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren to apologize for his “fat shaming.”

On Friday, Wallace appeared on The Mike Gallagher Show when what started as playful banter about friend Gallagher’s own weight quickly turned into a mean commentary over Clarkson’s post-baby body.

“Don’t fat shame me. You do a lot of fat shaming,” Gallagher, 54, said during the show. “That’s the phrase now, ‘fat shaming.’ Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up.”

While at first Wallace dodged the comment, even adding that the 32-year-old mom has a “lovely voice,” he later joined in on the “shaming.”

“She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while,” Wallace said.

While Clarkson hasn’t commented yet, she’s addressed criticism of her weight publicly before – including an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday.

“We are who we are. Whatever size, and it doesn’t meant that we’re gonna be that forever,” the “Heartbeat Song” singer told DeGeneres.

— Reporting by Jennifer Heyde

This article originally appeared on People.com.

Read next: Kelly Clarkson Talks Weight Criticism With Ellen DeGeneres

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Watch Sarah Silverman Get Serious About Equal Pay

Tells women to "Ask4More" ahead of Equal Pay Day

Sarah Silverman is known for telling jokes that push the limit. But the comedian says that one particular topic evokes the most rage-filled response from critics: equal pay.

“That gets the most violent tweets back,” Silverman says in a video for Levo’s new Ask4More campaign, previewed first by People. It’s so odd. It’s just bizarre.”

To encourage women to ask for the salary they deserve, Silverman teamed up with Levo, an online resource for the career advancement of young women, to help push pay equality.

Read more at People

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Get Out of Your Car Within 100m of George Clooney’s Italian Villas and You’ll Be Fined Up to $550

A lakeside view of George Clooney's villa Oleandra on Lake Como, northern Italy, taken Thursday, July 8, 2004.
Antonio Calanni—Associated Press A lakeside view of George Clooney's villa Oleandra on Lake Como, northern Italy, taken Thursday, July 8, 2004.

Drive on sir, nothing to see here

The mayor of Laglio, Italy has warned that anyone who sets foot within 100 meters of George and Amal Clooney’s twin luxury villas overlooking Lake Como will be fined up to €500 ($550.)

Robert Pozzi, mayor of the small picturesque village in northern Italy, issued the ordinance to protect Clooney, his wife Amal and their guests’ privacy while they vacation in their glitzy properties, reports the Telegraph.

Anyone who leaves their car or boat within 100 meters of Clooney’s Villa Oleandra and adjoining Villa Margherita will be liable to pay the hefty fine.

The Gravity and Oceans 11 star bought one of the exclusive villas in 2002, but after fans and paparazzi flooded the town and set up camp near his home, Clooney bought the adjoining property to ensure his privacy.

Before the couple’s wedding last year, a similar exclusion zone was enforced around the homes to protect the pair from snooping photographers

[Telegraph]

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Fox News Host Criticized for Comments on Kelly Clarkson’s Weight

Chris Wallace Interviews U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia On "FOX News Sunday"
Paul Morigi—Getty Images Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday in 2012 in Washington, DC.

"He should apologize"

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren has called on colleague Chris Wallace to apologize for making comments about singer Kelly Clarkson‘s weight.

Wallace’s comment came during a radio appearance Friday on The Mike Gallagher Show, in which the two began joking about Gallagher’s weight. And then with one comment, Gallagher, 54, brought up Clarkson, 32.

“Listen, don’t fat shame me. You do a lot of fat shaming,” Gallagher said, according to an audio and transcript by Media Matters. “That’s the new phrase now, ‘fat shaming.’ Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up.”

At first Wallace, 67, didn’t engage.

“Really? Do we want to talk about some of your friends?” he said. He later added, “Kelly Clarkson’s got a lovely voice.”

Read Next: Kelly Clarkson Talks Weight Criticism With Ellen DeGeneres

But then he continued, “She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while.”

Van Susteren, 60, discussed the exchange on her blog Friday. “This ‘guy snickering’ about her weight is obnoxious. He should apologize,” she wrote.

Neither Clarkson nor Wallace have publicly commented, but Clarkson has long battled excessive scrutiny over her weight.

The pop singer discussed weight critics with Ellen Degeneres during a Friday appearance on her show.

Clarkson said, “I think what hurts my feelings for people is that I’ll have a meet-and-greet after the show and a girl who’s like bigger than me will be in the meet-and-greet and be like, ‘Wow, if they think you’re big I must be so fat to them.’ And it’s like, you’re just who you are.”

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Kelly Clarkson Talks Weight Criticism With Ellen DeGeneres

"We are who we are, whatever size"

Kelly Clarkson recently had a baby, got married and joined the cast of American Idol as a mentor. But even with all of her recent successes, it seems people can’t stop focusing on her weight. Luckily, the singer doesn’t really care what anyone thinks (remember when she responded to those horrible body-shaming tweets?), and she addressed her critics in a recent interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

When asked about the negativity she’s received regarding her weight, the 32-year-old told DeGeneres she’s been on the receiving end of these comments for years. “I love how people think that’s new — like, ‘Welcome to the past 13 years,’ ” she told the TV host. “Yeah, I was the biggest girl on [American Idol], too. And I wasn’t big, but people would call me big because I was the biggest one on Idol, and I’ve kind of always gotten that.”

But that doesn’t mean the hurtful comments don’t affect the singer — especially if the comments are coming from someone she knows. “Well, it hurts your feelings more if it’s someone else that you like,” she said. “I think what hurts my feelings for people is that I’ll have a meet-and-greet after the show and a girl who’s, like, bigger than me will be in the meet-and-greet and be like, ‘Wow, if they think you’re big, I must be so fat to them.’ ”

Despite people’s negativity, Clarkson’s going to keep on doing whatever she wants, whether that involves working out or enjoying little indulgences every now and then. “It’s like, you’re just who you are. We are who we are. Whatever size, and it doesn’t meant that we’re gonna be that forever,” she said. “That’s the thing. Sometimes we’re more fit. Like especially me, I’m such a creative person that I yo-yo. So sometimes I’m more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don’t, and I’m like … I’d rather have wine.” So, exactly like the rest of us, then.

 

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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Taylor Swift Seen Holding Hands With DJ Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris arrive at a benefit concert on April 2, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris arrive at a benefit concert in Los Angeles on Apr. 2, 2015.

The pair has been the center of dating rumors since last week

Taylor Swift may have just filled that blank space.

The 25-year-old singer was spotted holding hands with DJ Calvin Harris as the pair left a concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Thursday.

The pair were out to catch a show by Haim, who also happen to be part of Swift’s fabulous circle of talented friends.

Rumors of Swift dating Harris, 31, first popped up last Thursday when they were spotting showing PDA at Kenny Chesney’s Nashville concert – where the “Shake It Off” singer made a surprise onstage appearance.

However, Harris was not by Swift’s side when she attended the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, despite the fact that he won the award for dance song of the year for “Summer.” (Swift, meanwhile, scooped up several awards, including artist of the year.)

Both musicians are no strangers to dating people in the public eye. Swift has had high-profile romances with Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer. Harris has dated British singer Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding, who also happens to be one of Swift’s friends.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

 

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