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No, Dr. Jack Kevorkian Did Not Commit Physician-Assisted Suicide

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…but he certainly would have if he had the strength!


According to the controversial doctor's lawyer, Geoffrey Feiger, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was sadly too weak to even leave his hospital bed before he died of complications to respiratory and kidney problems.

He explains:

"I think had he been able to go home, Jack would have not allowed himself to go back to the hospital. The circumstances were such that he was so weak he could not get out of the hospital, he was primarily sleeping most of the time."

So sad.

We're sure it's comforting for his loved ones to know, however, that he was sleeping and hopefully not in too much pain during those last days.

May he rest in peace.

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Lea Michele Speaks Out Against Horse-Drawn Carriage Cruelty In PETA Campaign

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Back in October, we learned about Lea Michele's mission to help out the cruelly treated horses in NYC's horse-drawn carriages.

Now, Lea has started a PETA campaign to put an end to horse-drawn carriage cruelty.

Here's what she had to say about it:

"Imagine for a moment that you're forced to do hard physical labor all day, seven days a week—whether it's sweltering hot or freezing cold outside. At the end of the day, instead of relaxing on [an] easy chair or sleeping in a comfortable bed, you are locked in a tiny closet all night long."

These horses are subject to lots of health problems, including respiratory problems from car fumes and severe leg problems. Also, they're often scared by loud street noises, and at the end of the day, they are put into tiny confinements for the night.

Thank you for continuing to fight for these poor horses, Lea. They deserve better lives!

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Rachael Ray Sues Home Inspectors For Failing To Reveal Dangerous Mold Problem!


Rightfully so! We'd be livid, too!

Rachael Ray and her husband, John Cusimano, have filed a lawsuit against home inspection companies for failing to notify them that the house that they bought in Long Island, NY has a severe mold problem that may have been affecting their health!

Ray has had a history of serious respiratory problems, and the inspectors failed to spot the mold and water damage in the $2.9 million villa back in 2007, when they brought the property!

According to a source:

"Rachael and John were considering selling the property when the mold problem became apparent. It is such a beautiful home, but this could make it impossible for them to sell the house until the problem is solved."


You never expect the people you're trusting to ensure your home is safe to fail completely are recognizing a serious issue!

Hopefully this matter can be resolved and can find a safer place to live, given her health problems!


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Was Mold A Factor In Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack's Deaths??

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This could explain the identical autopsy results!

Investigators working on the cases of Brittany Murphy and husband Simon Monjack are saying that mold found in their home could be a "contributing factor" to their deaths.

When Brittany passed away, sources say that the issue of mold found in her house came up during the investigation, but was later dismissed.

However, when Simon died a few months later, his causes of death were anemia and more specifically, pneumonia - the exact same results as Brittany's autopsy.

And even though prescription medications were found in Simon's blood stream, there wasn't enough to be lethal.

Brittany's mom, Sharon earlier refused to allow the L.A. County Coroner's Office to investigate the mold, however, she has now agreed to Public Health investigators examine the home.

This could explain why Brittany and Simon had respiratory health problems, such as pneumonia, which is a dangerous side effect of being exposed to mold.


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Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Hospitalized After Collapse On Stage

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American jazz singer and seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau is in critical condition after collapsing on stage during a concert in Barcelonnette in the southeast of France.

Sources say he was suffering from respiratory problems, adding, "He was rushed to hospital … his condition is critical. He's in intensive care. He is still conscious but slightly drowsy because of the medication and the breathing apparatus."

Oh no! We hope he has a speedy recovery!

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