Surving being shot is a pretty big deal as Benzino and these other 5 celebrities know.
Rapper Benzino escaped death when he was shot by his own nephew on Saturday, whilst attending his mother’s funeral. Thankfully the rapper and reality TV star’s injuries were not fatal and he is expected to make a full recovery. As shocking and serious as any shooting is, Benzino is not the first celebrity to fall victim to gun fire, but luckily he’s also not the first to survive either.
50 Cent was shot nine times in 2000
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The new building will be used so Scientology members can learn their superpowers. That's normal, so shut up.
Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston were three of around 6000 people in attendance to usher in a new era for Scientology, represented by the religion’s new ‘Flag Building’ in Clearwater, Florida. As the tallest building in the region, it will home to the new ‘Super Power’ program.
Perhaps the three most famous members of the cult religion watched as David Miscavige gave a speech, introducing the terrifying, 377,000-square-foot Flag Building to his dedicated followers. This is the first time members have a place to practice the 'Super Power' program, which was developed by founder L Ron Hubbard in the 1970s.
This wasn’t just a walk-in-affair; the scientologists knew that if it were a free-for-all, people would just stroll up, make fun of them and probably throw things, so security was tight. But instead of the 10,000 people predicted, around 6000 people turned up. Despite this, dedicated followers still weren’t allowed in.
Actor George Clooney and Stacy Keibler have reportedly split after a mix of long-distance struggles and aspirational differences.
It has been announced that BAFTA winning actor George Clooney will scoop another award in L.A this year - the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film - after his work as a producer on the Ben Affleck-directed Argo. This news coincides with the strong rumours that Clooney and his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, have split up. According to the The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, as reported by Yahoo! News, the coveted award is presented to a "unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights." Gary Dartnall, the BAFTA Los Angeles chairman spoke highly of the 53 year-old actor and his successful career: "George Clooney is without question one of our industry's true icons. His work has captivated audiences from all corners of the globe, and BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to be celebrating his immeasurable contributions to our craft."
George Clooney And Stacy Keibler Have Reportedly Split Up.
Stacy Keibler now joins the long list of George Clooney's ex-girlfriends and, compared to Clooney's average, their relationship was relatively long-term. The silver-haired actor's previous partners have included reality TV star Sarah Larson (less than one year), Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis (two years), John Travolta's now-wife Kelly Preston (one year) and Bridget Jones actress Renee Zellweger (less than two years). According to People magazine's source, it was the 33 year-old former WWE wrestler Keibler who broke off their romance: "Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that. They talked and they quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago." It has also been speculated that the busy couple's current distance - Clooney's in Europe filming WWII film The Monuments Men, Keibler's working on her Supermarket Superstar show in L.A - could have driven them apart having not seen each other since her March visit to Berlin.
Hollywood's most eligible bachelor, actor George Clooney, is back on the market again after splitting with his girlfriend of two years, Stacy Keibler.
There's not many women in the world who'd foresee dumping George Clooney but his last girlfriend Stacy Keibler has shown that perhaps the dashing actor isn't all he's cracked up to be. Sources speaking to People magazine have revealed that the 33 year-old former wrestler called time on her relationship with the 52 year-old Ocean's Eleven actor because they want different things out of life: "Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that. They talked and they quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago."
Newly Single George Clooney Wouldn't "Settle Down."
Clooney, who has dated a string of younger models and actresses including Kelly Preston, Renee Zellweger and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, has never fathered any children and judging by his latest break-up, it looks like he's determined to keep it that way. However, People's source also indicates that, despite their aspirational differences, the split wasn't acrimonious and the pair will remain on good terms: "They talk every day. They were friends before they started dating and they'll be friends after. It was a friendly [breakup]."
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Kelly Preston discussed the circumstances surrounding her autistic 16-year-old son Jett Travolta's death in 2009 on medical chat show 'The Doctors'.
The 'What a Girl Wants' actress and her Oscar nominated husband John Travolta have always maintained that their youngest son suffered with mental health problems which caused him to have a seizure and subsequently suffer a serious head injury after hitting his head on the bathtub during a family holiday to The Bahamas. When explaining the incident, Kelly said: 'He was autistic. He had seizures, and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki syndrome.' Kawasaki Syndrome is rare autoimmune disease with an unknown cause which causes blood vessels to become inflamed and can often be fatal, and Kelly believes that it was one of the factors that contributed to Jett developing autism. Other causes she described were complications in labour, taking antibiotics while breast feeding which led to her son developing thrush and chemicals and pesticides in food and cleaning products.
The actress also claimed that medication taken to stabilise Jett's autism never worked but a healthy lifestyle looked to be a likely cure. 'We would try all different things, and I felt when we were able to keep certain things at a bare minimum and do as healthy as possible, he did so much better', she said. 'He was coming out of the autism.'
Kelly Preston has broken her silence on the medical conditions that led to the death of her 16-year-old son's death in January 2009. Jett Travolta died during a family vacation on Grand Bahama Island, though he has long suffered from numerous illnesses.
Speaking on CBS daytime televisions series The Doctors, Preston, 50, explained, "(He) was autistic. He had seizures, and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki syndrome." Perhaps more interestingly, Preston said that she and husband John Travolta had a theory on why humans become autistic, "I strongly believe as a mother, as does my husband, that there are certain contributing factors that lead to autism. And some of it is very much the chemicals in our environment and in our food," she said. John Travolta first publically acknowledged his late son's autism in September 2009, explaining that Jett's seizures would strike every 5 to 10 days and that his son would usually sleep for 12 hours after each minute-long attack. Jett's autism was revealed during the criminal trial of a paramedic and former Bahamas politician accused of trying to extort Travolta for money. The alleged blackmail was connected to a medical liability release document with the Hollywood actor's signature on it. The Pulp Fiction star said the man threatened to sell damaging stories to news outlets and suggested he refused life-saving treatment unless the actor coughed up millions, reported the New York Daily News.
Problems with the jury led to a mistrial, though Travolta eventually dropped the accusations saying he didn't want to endure another trial.
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A defamation case against John Travolta and his lawyer Martin Singer was dismissed in court earlier this week, making the latest, and perhaps last, legal case involving Mr Travolta's sexuality to be brought to the public's attention.
The case was brought forward by Robert Randolph who, in February this year published a book detailing the actor's alleged sexual encounters with a number of men in spas across he US. Randolph had claimed that Travolta and Singer had spread false statements about his mental health in a bid to prevent people from buying his book, titled You'll Never Spa in This Town Again, which was published in February this year.
The publication came three months after two separate and anonymous male masseurs filed sexual assault cases against the Pulp Fiction star, both of which were dropped soon after once their authenticity was called into question.
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Kelly Preston, Forest Whitaker and John Travolta - Kelly Preston and John Travolta Los Angeles, California - posing for photos outside Mr Chow restaurant with Forest Whitaker and his wife Keisha Nash Wednesday 19th January 2011
The summer after her high school graduation, rebellious Ronnie (Cyrus) and her precocious little brother Jonah (Coleman) are driven by their mum (Preston) from New York to the Georgia coast to stay with their estranged father (Kinnear). After sulking around in a huff, Ronnie starts to soften a bit, befriending shirtless volleyball hunk Will (Hemsworth). And as their romance grows, she starts warming up to her dad as well. But dark rumours, Will's snobby parents (Vernon and Searcy) and Ronnie's troubled friend Blaze (Chaikin) create various problems, as does the dreaded C-word.
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Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) is the son of the world's greatest heroes, super-strong Captain Stronghold (Kurt Russell) and high-flying Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston). However, despite his impressive lineage, Will's lack of astonishing abilities poses complications on his first day at Sky High, a Hogwarts-esque floating academy for exceptionally gifted teens. Because of his embarrassing ordinariness, Will is shuttled into the "Sidekick" academic track (euphemistically referred to as "Hero Support") with his hippie best friend Layla (Danielle Panabaker) and other lamely powered misfits. Sidekicks are unpopular geeks and Heroes are the cool kids at this fantastic high school, which also features a cheerleading squad made up of clones, a mixed-lineage (hero and villain) rebel as Will's brooding arch-nemesis, and bullies acting as evil henchmen for a mysterious fiend who's plotting revenge against the Stronghold clan. This passing interest in metaphorical subtext proves tantalizing during Will's admission to his dad that he's a sidekick (a moment that recalls X-Men 2's "coming out" scene), as well as with the repeated adult refrain that Will is just a "late bloomer" (thus linking his nascent strengths with puberty). Yet content to only skim the surface of its symbolic potential, the film doggedly opts for obviousness when subtlety is called for, ultimately turning its story into simply the latest misfit-makes-good-and-proves-that-dorks-are-people-too adolescent fairy tale.
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Standard black-comedy stuff, then, though not without promise. Clancy doesn't have a strong directorial touch, operating only a level or two above the point-and-shoot techniques of an actual sitcom -- and a little lower when it comes to the laugh-track ready entrances and exits. But he does capture the feel -- the shabby decor, the lines of cereal boxes, the personal trepidation -- of a reluctant and unkempt family gathering. The Collins family is trapped in the family home until the funeral is over, foraging for emotional connections purely out of necessity. Whether this authenticity is achieved through close observation or a low budget is not immediately apparent; regardless, Eulogy's distaff family unit is more or less convincing -- as a whole, at least.
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