Actress Tippi Hedren Is Hoping For A Year Of Good Health After Quietly Battling A Severe And Painful Vertebrae Issue For The Past 12 Months.
The Birds star, who turns 86 on Tuesday (19Jan16), tells WENN she underwent a 10-hour operation on the vertebrae in her neck a year ago, and spent much of 2015 nursing her pain.
"I had seen my MD (doctor of medicine) to stop my constant headaches and he looked at the MRI and said, 'How are you holding up your head?'" the veteran actress says. "He showed me the evidence of the problem existed in the vertebrae in my neck. Next minute, I was in the hospital.
"The day after the operation my truly brilliant Dr. Kavenfar explained it would take a full year before I would be feeling well, and for the anaesthesia to leave my body. For eight to nine months I would have to wear a Miami neck brace 24/7... After that, it would take another several months for my vertebrae to heal.
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Movie Veteran Tippi Hedren Has Asked Fans To Help Her Raise $86,000 (£57,300) For The Upkeep Of Her Big Cat Sanctuary In California By The End Of The Month To Celebrate Her 86th Birthday On 19 January (16).
The Birds star is asking devotees to dig deep and help her raise $1,000 (£670) for every year of her life, so she can make sure the ROAR Foundation at her Shambala Reserve near Acton can offer the best care for the lions, tigers and other animals the actress and her volunteers have rescued.
"I'm having a birthday on January 19 and so many people have asked me, 'What do you want for your Birthday Tippi? Anything special?'" she writes in a statement obtained by WENN. "I thought for a few minutes and said, 'Yes, I know what I want - and it would be special. But it's not for me."
The actress, who is Melanie Griffith's mum and Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson's grandmother, adds, "I've got too much 'stuff' at this point in my life, and I'm going to be 86! I've been rescuing the Big Cat since 1973... and I have been Founder and President of the ROAR Foundation since 1983 to support The Wild Ones of Shambala. I've been in charge of raising the funds to support these magnificent Big Cats, all born in the U.S. to be sold as a pet or for financial exploitation.
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Veteran Actress And Animal Rights Activist Tippi Hedren Is Urging Lion Lovers To Inundate South African Leader Jacob Zuma With Protest Letters And Phone Calls After Watching Harrowing New Film Blood Lions.
The documentary will hit TV screens in America this coming weekend (17-18Oct15) and Hedren and her Roar Foundation partners at the Shambala Reserve in California want fans to watch - even though the footage will leave many shaken.
In a note to fans, she writes, "If you haven't seen Blood Lions on MSNBC, it will air on Saturday and Sunday... Be warned that it contains graphic footage of the inhumane treatment and killing of lions on lion farms and canned hunts in South Africa.
"It is all about huge amounts of money, and psychopaths who have no sense of conscience or remorse. THE KILLING OF WILD ANIMALS IS A HUGE FINANCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SPORT!!!!!! This documentary will make you angry and sick to your stomach. DO SOMETHING TO STOP THIS ATROCITY FROM HAPPENING!!!! It is a hugely profitable, bloody business in South Africa!!!"
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Actress And Animal Activist Tippi Hedren Has Expressed Her Outrage Over The Killing Of A Protected Lion In Zimbabwe By A U.s. Dentist, Recalling The Incident "Affected Me Physically".
The Birds star, who is the president of the Roar Foundation charity and runs a big cat sanctuary in rural California, is one of the many celebrities who have spoken out against Dr. Walter Palmer, who shot and killed the Cecil the lion with a crossbow during a hunting expedition earlier this month (Jul15).
His guides had allegedly lured the big cat, who had become famous for his black mane, out of Hwange National Park, and Palmer subsequently issued a statement detailing his regret, insisting he had no idea the lion had protected status.
After the story broke, thousands of animal lovers slammed Palmer, and now Hedren tells Entertainment Tonight that she was shocked by the horrifying news.
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Blockbuster King Michael Bay Is Planning A Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Thriller The Birds.
Sources claim Naomi Watts is the frontrunner to land the role Tippi Hedren played in the 1963 original, which Hitchcock adapted from a Daphne du Maurier short story.
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Ronnie Wood was always convinced he would join the Rolling Stones one day.
The 67-year-old rocker joined the group in 1975 after stints performing with The Birds, The Faces and the Jeff Beck Group and sees the fulfilment of his ambition as proof anyone can achieve their dreams if they work hard.
He said: ''I always knew, even when I was in The Birds, that I was going to be in the Rolling Stones.
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Rolling Stones Rocker Ronnie Wood Is Set To Publish His Diaries Dating Back Nearly 50 Years In A Limited Edition Book.
The guitarist has inked a deal with Genesis Publications to release How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary, a series of entries from his personal journals which start in 1965, and were written during his early years as a member of The Birds.
Speaking of the tome, he says, "I suppose my own private world is in the diary. This diary shows what an amazing schedule I had. We'd be travelling the length and breadth of the country every day. With youth on our side, it was a continuing adventure.
"Our overspilling energy was enough to take care of work every night of the week. It was enough to chase the girls, enough to write songs, enough to rehearse and enough to travel. It was all go, all the time."
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The metal frame, complete with a few fake blackbirds, has been donated to Hedren's Shambala Preserve as a reminder to fans of the film that made Hedren a big star.
She tells Wenn, "I wanted a tribute to The Birds to exist on the Shambala Preserve because without that film, I would not be doing the work with rescuing big cats born in the U.S. to be sold as pets or for financial gain.
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Former Hannah Montana actress, 19, thinks it's sad some girls base their worth on sexual favours.
The 19-year-old 'LOL' star said that the way some girls view the act makes her sad because the intimate experience should be enjoyed for all involved.
During an interview on 'The Conversation with Amanda De Cadenet', she said: ''The girls that really base how much they're worth on the sexual favours they can do for somebody, that makes me really sad. Because sex is actually really beautiful.''
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Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has hinted the group are planning to tour again.
The Britpop group - who reunited last year after splitting in 2002 - took to the stage as London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (31.03.12) as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert series and the frontman hinted they will be back on the road for further live dates in the near future.
After asking the crowd to hold aloft lights they were given as they entered the venue during 'This Is Hardcore', he later quipped: ''I'd like to hire you all for our next tour because I like what you did with The Lights. I'd take you all on, there'll be application forms on the way out.''
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