Finally, some good news!
Brooke Mueller has voluntarily admitted herself to UCLA Medical Center to receive treatment for drug addiction. The socialite and ex-wife of Charlie Sheen was released from an involuntary psychiatric hold there on Friday, following a multi-day drug binge.
A source revealed:
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Sofia Vergara was spotted out and about in Westwood, CA yesterday.
She was on her way out of the UCLA Medical Center!
Wonder what she was going there for?
She was walking back to her car with her fiancé Nick Loeb.
Hmm… they seemed pretty happy on the way out.
Could they possibly have heard some good news today??
Some news that has something to do with Sofia and a human life possibly growing inside of her???
We guess we'll just have to wait and see!
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Phew! Thank goodness. We were sincerely worried for her.
Earlier this week, this video (above) went viral and national concern started to swell for the CBS 2 TV reporter, Serene Branson, whose slurred words were thought to be the result of a stroke on air. However, the chief of neurosurgery at UCLA Medical Center has come forward to reveal that Serene actually suffered from a "complex migraine" and should be fine from here on out.
Dr. Neil Martin explained to sources that this kind of severe headache can mimic certain systems of a stroke, like slurred speech, weakness and loss of vision. However, thankfully unlike with strokes, the effects of complex migraines are not long term.
We hear Serene is still taking it easy, but has informed her station that she will return to work soon after taking some much needed time off.
Good idea. Rest, bb! No doubt your job will be waiting for you when you're ready to get back to it. For now, take some time for yourself. It's been a loooooong week for you.
We're sending you loads of good vibes! Feel better soon!
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It's been a rough road for Zsa Zsa Gabor.
On Friday, her right leg was partially amputated to remove a life-threatening infection. Thankfully, her doctors at UCLA Medical Center said it was a successful surgery.
The doctors added that there were no unexpected difficulties and she's expected to heal, however they will be monitoring her closely because of her age.
We're just glad they were able to stop the infection from spreading.
Zsa Zsa is in our thoughts and prayers and we hope for a speedy recovery.
[Image via WENN.]
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It seems that Dr. Conrad Murray's girlfriend will testify on Friday, the fourth day of the preliminary hearing to determine whether he should be tried on an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death of singer Michael Jackson.
It was revealed that Dr Murray made a two-minute cell phone call to Nicole Alvarez from inside an ambulance as paramedics tried to revive Jackson on the way to UCLA Medical Center.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor will decide if there is "probable cause" to send the case to trial.
Michael was likely dead on arrival to the hospital, but doctors continued to try to revive him.
Although Jackson was likely dead on arrival at the hospital, emergency room doctors continued to revive him for over an hour.
Dr. Thao Nguyen said Murray "appeared devastated" as the spoke in the emergency room, adding, "He asked me not to give up easily and try my best to save the patient."
Prosecutors presented phone records on Thursday that Dr. Murray was talking on almost non-stop on his cell phone for the 45 minutes before he realized that Michael was not breathing.
He spoke with another patient, his Las Vegas clinic and a woman in Houston, Texas.
[Image via AP Images.]
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Although Lindsay Lohan is legally confined to the Betty Ford Center until January, many may be wondering why the troubled star has been spotted out of the treatment center on now multiple occasions!
However, sources have revealed that gurlfriend is not getting any special treatment due to her celebrity status, and that small field trips off the grounds are permitted for patients showing signs of improvement!
The insider explains:
"Lindsay is being allowed to leave Betty Ford as part of their renowned behavior modification program. Once a patient has been at Betty Ford for 45 days and the person is progressing, their treatment team begins to explore letting the patient leave the facility for short outings. The behavior modification program entails that if a patient is actively participating in group therapy session - and in individual sessions - and is generally progressing, they are given passes to leave for a short time. Lindsay is doing extremely well at Betty Ford, and her treatment team has been giving her passes to leave, and she is in turn participating even more and working very well with other patients. Betty Ford empowers their patients with tools so that when they are discharged, the patient doesn't feel overwhelmed with anxiety about being out in the real world again. Lindsay's counselors give her passes and if she has any issues while she is out, she can talk about it with her treatment team. It's one of the elements that sets Betty Ford apart from other treatment centers. Lindsay is very motivated by being given the passes. At UCLA Medical Center she felt like she was being held hostage. That was one of the reasons that she relapsed so quickly. Now that she has been given these passes and experiencing a little taste of freedom, the odds of her relapsing are lower."
Makes sense to us!
And we're thrilled that the doctors can trust her to make the right decisions when she's out in the wild!
Hopefully this time around she really has found a method that works for her.
Who knows? Maybe 2011 really will be Lindsay's year! We have our fingers crossed for her.
Keep up the good work, bb!
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It's an issue that thankfully has come to attention of a lot of people in positions to help and bring exposure to the problems. We're so pleased to hear that the recent rise in gay teen suicides, as tragic as they are, aren't being overlooked by anyone.
Over the weekend, the cast of the hit show Glee hosted a benefit for the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith were asked their views on the recent suicides and what plans are in place for Glee to respond. On the latter, Matthew explained:
"I'm sure that's something that [Ryan Murphy] wants to talk about…It's shedding a light on a subject that a lot of people keep in the closet."
Cory concured, insisting that the cast felt it was their duty to acknowledge what is happening in the lives of other young people, particularly those who are struggling with who they are. Cory says:
"It's really important for a show like 'Glee,' with all the exposure that it's getting, to start to bring important causes like this out in the open."
That's what we like to hear! It is so important for gay teens to know that they aren't alone. People truly do care!
It DOES get better!
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