Sean Kingston had open heart surgery

Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston reveals in an interview to MTV that he had an open heart surgery.  Following a jet ski crash in May, in Florida, that almost killed him, the artist had to go through a delicate and complex surgery and had a harrowing recovery.  He now opens up about the incident, Us Weekly reports.

On May 29, Sean Kingston was in Miami Beach, Florida having a good time jet skiing. But that day was going to be a day he will remember for the rest of his life. Kingston got severely injured and he had to go through an open heart surgery. “It was a life or death situation”, he told MTV in an interview given from his home. Still recovering from the accident, the artist retells the nightmare he has been through. “A lot of people don’t know it was a deeper situation. I had open heart surgery and I had two other surgeries.”

 At first, he was rushed to the hospital for the external injuries, together with another woman involved in the accident (they had crashed their jet ski into a bridge.). The woman was treated for minor injuries and then released. Kingston was brought into the ER section in a critical state. He received the care needed, but when the doctors approved his release from the hospital, Kingston told his mother that he feels pain in the left side of his chest. So his mother told the doctors about it. “They did a lot of scans on me, [and] they said I couldn’t leave.” What the doctors have found was incredibly dangerous: his aorta was torn and blood was filling his chest. They had to operate on him multiple times and could not predict the outcome. But the 21-year-old made a miraculous recovery.

The musician is still recovering from the accident, but he is now able to see the life in different terms. “I’m 100 percent right now”, he tells MTV. “What the accident basically taught me is, in life, you have to count your blessings.”

Teenagers ask Justin Bieber out to prom

Justin Bieber, the teen pop sensation f the moment, recently got invited to proms by several teenagers. Even though the events dates are in 2012, his fans want to book him up eatlier.

17-year-old Cady Eimer is in her junior year, but can hardy wait for the prom next year. Reading the latest news, she got inspired by the recent invites that the Marines made to celebrities for the Marine Corps Ball on November 18. First, Sgt. Scott Moore invited actress Mila Kunis to the ball. He taped a short video in Afghanistan where he is placed. In the video he presented himself and made the proposal. He uploaded the video on YouTube and asked everyone to help him accomplish his goal. Later in an interview he said that even though it was transformed into a bet, his proposal to Mila Kunis was a dream he had for a long time. He also admits that it has been a long shot asking her to the ball, but decided to take the chance anyway. And with the help of the media and a very convincing Justin Timberlake – who told Mila she definitely has to say yes to the invitation – Sgt. Scott Moore’s dream has come true. The girl said yes.

Later, Justin Timberlake was invited to the same event, too, by another marine, Kelsey DeSantis. He said he is flattered as he was never asked out by a woman before.

The third shot was Sgt. Ray Lewis’s, who also made a video, following the trend started by the two Marines before him. He invited Betty White, but the actress, who is 91 years old now, turned down the offer, saying she has a really tight schedule. In return, actress Linda Hamilton made a video in which she said she would go to Lewis to the Ball. Of course, “if he can’t find anyone else”.

Since then, several other invitations have been sent to the celebrities, not just from the Marines, but also from other people, including teenagers. The latest celebrity invited by a common person to an event is Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez’s beau has devoted admirers among the high school teens, this is a fact. One of them, however, took the chance of inviting him to her prom. Cady, 17, is from Virginia. On July 27, she created a website dedicated to one purpose only: to get Justin Bieber to go to the prom with her. The website is called “One Less Lonely Prom”.

Justin Bieber hasn’t got the chance to respond in any way to the invitation when another invitation was sent his way. This time it was from a boy who made a video in which he asked Bieber to go with him to the prom. He says he is not gay, but the girl whom he wants to invite will probably turn him down.He also says that unlike girls, he will not freak out if Bieber says yes and he will not be jealous if Selena Gomez comes as well.
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Rapper Soulja Boy buys 55 million dollars jet on his birthday

Rapper Soulja Boy just turned 21 years old and decided to buy an eccentric birthday gift to himself. So he dug up in his bank account and paid 55million dollars for his own private jet, People Magazine informs.

If you have 55 million dollars, why not spend it? Better yet, why not spend it on your birthday to award yourself for being so successful? This may have been what Soulja Boy was thinking as well, just a few days before turning 21. At such a young age, the hip-hop artist already has a transportation vehicle that many of us don’t even dream about: a private plane. His management team told TMZ that the rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, has bought the Gulfstream G5 jet. And he did not settle for the basic model, which was 35 million dollars. He opted for upgrades that added to the bill more than more that 50% of the initial price of the plane. So the total sum of money has risen to 55 million dollars. The improvements he paid extra for include custom Italian leather seats, several flat screen TVs, four alcohol bars and some other upgrades that are worthy of royalty: customized travertine-tiled floors, Brazilian hardwood cabinets and revamped bathrooms.

Soulja Boy is not going to stop there: he is planning on having the jet painted with his logo, which will cost him a great deal of money as well. But as it appears, there is no such thing as too much money when you consider it an investment in your public image.

On Friday, Soulja Boy is going to host his own birthday party in Miami, where he invited numerous friends. Among them, there are Sean Kingston, Bow Wow and Dwight Howard. The party is reported to have cost him another 300,000 dollars. But for this investment, he has figured out a way to get some profit. He is going to stream his party live on his website. Anyone who is interested in seeing how the rapper parties, will have to pay a fee to gain access to the video.

Taylor Swift back on Speak Now Tour

Country pop singer Taylor Swift is back on tour. After canceling a number of shows in the last weeks due to bronchitis, the singer is back on stage. She started with the concert in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday.

Sick with severe bronchitis, singer Taylor Swift had to cancel several shows in her tour to promote her new album, Speak Now. First, she cancelled the concert at the Yum Center in Louisville at the beginning of July. The doctor’s orders were to rest and get treatment and the singer could not make it to the stage. She tweeted “This is my first time having to do this. I’m so, so sorry.” Despite the fact that the tickets were sold out and everyone was expecting the show, fans sent her messages of encouragement and understanding.

Several days later, Swift had to postpone three more shows. The concerts in Charlotte and Atlanta were supposed to be taking place on July 8, 9 and 10. She posted a message on her Twitter page again, assuring the fans that “I would never cancel if I thought I was physically able to perform these shows.” She also said that the shows will all be done. “I am so sorry to the fans, but I look forward to seeing you when we come back through your towns, which we will do.”

The Speak Now World Tour is the second tour of Swift’s including almost 100 shows: 7 shows in Asia, 12 shows in Europe and up to 80 shows in North America. The tour has broken many records in terms of ticket sales. “Speak Now” started on February 9, 2011 and was set to end on November 22. But now, with the postponements, will probably be delayed to December.

Initially the news stated that the singer will postpone her Speak Now tour to October. But the 21-year-old is back on stage, only a few weeks after the illness report. She had a beautiful performance in Newark, paying some of her most known hits, “Mean”, “Back To December” and “Love Story”. She also sang her own version of Bon Jovi’s song, “Livin’ On a Prayer”.

Tears and regrets at Amy Winehouse’s funeral

The funeral of music icon Amy Winehouse was held today in London. The private ceremony gathered the artist’s family and friends, who expressed their regrets on her going away too soon.

On Tuesday, in a private ceremony in London, the family and friends of singer Amy Winehouse came to pay tribute to the eccentric 27-year-old, who passed away on Saturday night. Among the celebrities that attended the ceremony was actress Kelly Osbourne, one of Winehouse’s best friends. When she found out about the sudden death of her friend, the daughter of legendary rocker Ozzie Osbourne tweeted “I cant even breath right now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy and will never forget the real you!” Osbourne was the one who convinced Amy to check into a rehab clinic in 2008. Now, she was mourning the loss of her friend at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London.

The ceremony was followed by cremation and a gathering at the synagogue.

The autopsy reports failed to say what the cause of her death was. However, the toxicology tests have not yet arrived. The police says it will take two to four weeks for the results to come. Speculations say that she might have died of an overdose.

Soul-jazz diva Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in northern London. The Ambulance service had two cars in front of her home that night, but apparently it was too late. The police had surrounded the area with police tape to keep onlookers away.

On Monday, Amy’s mother and father came to her house to thank the fans for their good thoughts, flowers and cards placed in Amy’s memory. “Amy was about one thing and that was love”, Mitch Winehouse said. “Her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well”, he told the fans.

Lauryn Hill welcomes baby boy after scary delivery

Singer Lauryn Hill is a mother for the sixth time. On Saturday, she has given birth to a healthy and beautiful baby boy, The Urban Daily informs. However, the delivery wasn’t without complications. Read below to see what Lauryn and the bay had to go through. And also, read about Rohan’s reaction in regard to the split rumors.

After hiding her pregnancy almost seven months, music artist Lauryn Hill gave birth to her sixth child on Saturday. According to BlackCelebKids, a source close to the singer said that during the birth, the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck and it could have ended in a tragedy. Everyone “had a little scare because the baby came out [of] the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.” But “all is well now and everyone is happy”, the source added.

The news of the birth appeared on Hill’s Twitter page and as expected, the fans reacted. But most of them started joking about the fact that lately, the singer is more concentrated on her mother role than on her career. “Lauryn Hill just gave birth to her 6th child. She need to give birth to a new album. #LaurynComeBack”, a fan tweeted in response. “S/o to Lauryn Hill tho. Trying to start a football team with all them kids,” wrote another one.

Not long ago, rumors started that Lauryn Hill’s long time partner and the father of her children, Rohan Marley, was leaving her for a new spark. In addition to this, soon after the pregnancy news broke out, Rohan posted a message on his Twitter page saying “2 things, I’m not married and I don’t have anyone expecting anything.” Even if we could think that he just wanted to clear the first thing out – which is correct, he and Hill are not married – and for whatever reason denied the pregnancy of Lauryn, we cannot help feeling a bit of rejection in his tweet. However, on Saturday, his tweet said that the news about him leaving the mother of his children is false. “Ms. Hill is the mother of my children, whom I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for”, the message stated. “I would never do that. The nature of our relationship [is] something we don’t expect people who spread gossip for a living to fully understand,” Marley added.

The Curse of 27: Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and many more

Many celebrity deaths have been hit by the Curse of 27: among the singers and actors who died at the young age of 27, there is Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain and the latest, Amy Winehouse.

Jazz-rock diva Amy Winehouse has joined the tragic list of the Curse of 27. She died this weekend at her home in Northern London. The police reports do not have a cause of death cleared out yet, but the speculations say it might have to do with a drug overdose. Winehouse was known for her erratic behavior which included drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violence. Her sudden death reminded of a long line of famous artists who disappeared from this world at the same young age. They are known under the name of Club 27, also named the Forever 27, which gathers all the influential music artists who died at that age.

Kurt Cobain – the Nirvana guitarist and founder committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. He died on April 5, 1994. According to his wife, Courtney Love, he had attempted suicide before, overdosing.

Jim Morrison – the Doors frontman died in 1971, on July 3, of heart failure. His girlfriend found him dead in the bathtub in his apartment in Paris. No autopsy was performed, thus leaving many doubts and questions regarding his death.

Jimi Hendrix – the guitarist and songwriter died on September 18, 1970, after mixing sleeping pills with wine. The medical report from the autopsy showed that he chocked on his own vomit.

Janis Joplin – the famous singer and songwriter for the Big Brother and the Holding Company died on October 4, 1970, supposedly of a drug overdose. She was found dead on the floor, beside her bed.

Brian Jones – the Rolling Stones founder and guitarist died on July 3, 1969. He drowned in his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm. Although many suspected it was murder and not an accident, the coroner’s report said “death by misadventure.”

 

Singer Amy Winehouse, dead at 27

Soul-jazz singer Amy Winehouse was found dead by the police in her home in London. She was only 27. The diva was known for her erratic behavior which included drug abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violence.

Amy Winehouse was one of those musicians who live in a contradiction between the talent they have and express, and the self-destructive behavior that overshadows it. The “Back to Black” artist won five Grammys, making her one of the most respectable musical artists. However, she had her own demons she had to overcome.

The police report shows that Winehouse was found already dead inside her home in Camden Square, in northern London. The Ambulance cars that arrived at the scene couldn’t do anything to help. When they arrived, she was already gone. The reports state the cause of death is yet unknown and will be investigated. The officers had surrounded the street with police tape to keep the people away.

One of the closest friends to the singer, actress Kelly Osbourne, posted a simple and yet very emotional message on Twitter: “I cant even breath right now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy and will never forget the real you!” Kelly, the daughter of famous rocker Ozzie Osbourne, was the one who convinced Amy to check into rehab in 2008.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, who was in New York at the time of the news, flew back home to be with his family. He was preparing for his debut in the United States, at the Blue Note club, which had to take place on Monday, according to his publicist, Don Lucoff.

Amy Winehouse was last seen in public on Wednesday, at a concert of Dionne Bromfield, her granddaughter. The jazz diva joined Bromfield on stage, cheering her up and encouraging the fans to buy her album.

Back in 2007, after releasing her famous album “Back to Black” in Europe and the U.S., Winehouse said she couldn’t find inspiration anymore: “I had writer’s block for so long. And as a writer, your self-worth is literally based on the last thing you wrote…”. She also confessed she had her own demons tormenting her. She was struggling with a diagnosis of manic depressive behavior and this, without taking medication. The effects revealed themselves shortly after: more and more performances were cancelled and she was photographed several times with scars on her face and hands and mostly drunk. Between 2008 and 2010 she was rushed to the hospital several times as she would faint inside her home and causing herself injuries when falling.

Even though many suspect a drug overdose as the cause of Amy Winehouse’s death, Superintendent Raj Kohli states that “no post-mortem examination has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death.”

Fan gave Dolly Parton the ultimate gift: her child

Country singer Dolly Parton recalls that years ago a fan left her a child in a box in front ofher home. The note attached to the box explained how the baby is a present for the star.

Dolly Parton had to put up with a lot due to her huge success, especially in the starting years of her career. Now at 65 years old, the country star remembers that many of her fans did odd and extreme things to gain her attention or to prove their loyalty to her. Back in the days when “Jolene” was a hit, one of her fans did something unheard of. “We came home one day and there was a baby in a box at our gate with a note in it”, Parton said. The note said “My name is Jolene, my momma has left me here and she wants you to have me”. The singer says that everyone freaked out and called the authorities. To this day, she says she doesn’t know what happened to that baby. After the Human Services took the child into custody, “we never did know or hear anything about it. I knew nothing else. What do you do in a situation like that?”

Dolly confesses to “The Boot” mag that everything she has done in her life was for attention and she would feel bad if people wouldn’t treat her like a star anymore. However, she says she tries to deal with her fame in the most non destructive way possible. When people feel bad for her because she can’t have any privacy, like for example go to a restaurant, “I say ‘I most certainly can!’ I know the time of the day I can go when it won’t be as crowded.” Plus, she says she is not that kind of celebrity that freaks out when people come to her table to meet her of to get her autograph; on the contrary, she likes that.

The famous country singer has just released her 41st album, which is called “Better Day” and is currently on a tour across the world – U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia.
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Vanilla Ice predicts Justin Bieber’s fading success

The rapper Vanilla Ice believes that Justin Bieber success will soon be fading away. The American one time hit maker says “It’s going to be entertaining to watch”, Access Hollywood reports.

Vanilla Ice, (real name Rob Mathew Van Winkle) thinks that the fame pattern that pop sensation Justin Bieber is following is too familiar. He believes that it will have the same abrupt falling as his career. “I did ‘Ice Ice Baby’ when I was 16. So I can kind of relate a bit,” the rapper says. His hit was released in 1990 and it sold “over one hundred million records And I had a weekend that lasted about three years, and I didn’t know who I was, what [was] my purpose in life.” Vanilla Ice told Huffington Post that Justin Bieber will enjoy his success for some time, but one day a new star will rise and take his place. “My prediction about Bieber is that he’s going to go through one of those weekends that lasts a few years because he’s had such success as a child act”.

Justin Bieber, 18, was voted the one of the most powerful celebrity this year. He almost had the highest income of all the celebrities in the last 12 months and he has developed multiple talents. He has been releasing hit after hit after hit; he has made numerous TV apparitions; he has launched a nail polish line and two fragrances for his fans, products that are selling like hotcakes. In addition to that, he is very much in love with his girlfriend, hot Latina Selena Gomez and their relationship is regarded as incredibly popular.
 
On the other hand, Van Winkle did not stop at “Ice, ice baby” even though he never got to equal the hit’s success in the following career years. After ending his collaboration with SBK, which made him adopt a more commercial look and added fake events in his biography and after an attempted suicide, the rapper changed his style dramatically. He turned to a rock sound in 1998. Hard to Swallow, marking his return, went Gold. This year, he will release a new album, WTF – Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus.