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Legendary Actor Omar Sharif Is Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease According To His Son

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This is just so sad.

We hate to have to tell you this, but it looks like legendary actor Omar Sharif has unfortunately been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

According to Omar's son Tarek El-Sharif, the 83-year-old has been dealing with the disease for the past three years, and often gets his movies confused.

Tarek shared a rather grim statement about his father's mental status in a recent interview, saying:

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Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Reveals He Has Bipolar Disorder

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We just hope he's doing well!

Last year, Creed lead singer Scott Stapp shocked friends, family, and fans when he exhibited a variety of odd, erratic behaviors.

[ Related: T.I. Saved Scott Stapp's Life?! ]

From claiming the government stole his money, to believing the CIA told him to assassinate President Obama, the vocalist made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Well now, the 41-year-old is shedding light on his turbulent year and has revealed he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The front man confesses that his manic episodes were not only caused by his mental illness, but also by drug and alcohol addiction.

He said:

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Mother To Sue United Airlines For Kicking Her Autistic Child Off Flight!

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Did United Airlines really kick off a passenger for being autistic??

Donna Beegle and her family were on their way to Portland when her 15-year-old daughter Juliette's special needs led to an emergency landing and the entire family being removed from the plane!

[ Related: Only One Person Showed Up At An Autistic Boy's Birthday, Community Comes Together ]

According to Donna, Juliette has trouble communicating and can get extremely frustrated when her blood sugar is low. She also will only eat warm food.

So Donna asked if she could purchase a hot meal for a child with special needs and was denied multiple times.

Eventually she told flight attendants

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Tina Fey’s Husband & Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Producer Speaks Out On Celebrity Dermatologist Fredric Brandt’s Reported Suicide

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This just breaks our hearts.

As we reported, on Sunday, famed celebrity dermatologist Fredric Brandt was found dead in his Miami home in what is being deemed a suicide. He was only 65.

[ Photos: Celebs Who Had Plastic Surgery Before Turning 25! ]

According to some reports, the doctor was devastated by the character of Dr. Franff, played by Martin Short, in the hit Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Many believed the mocking caricature was based off him.

While the "Baron of Botox" was deeply hurt by the Tina Fey-created show, sources close to him claim it wasn't the ultimate reason why he decided to end his life. At the time of his death, he was reportedly suffering from depression.

On Monday, the 30 Rock actress' husband Jeff Richmond, who is an executive producer on the comedy, spoke out regarding the surgeon's passing to DailyMail.com.

He said:

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14-Year-Old Allegedly Had Her Mother Murdered Because She Wasn't Allowed To Date 20-Year-Old Boyfriend

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This just makes us sick to our stomachs.

A 14-year-old allegedly had her mother stabbed to death because she wasn't allowed to date her 20-year-old boyfriend.

Jamie Silvonek from Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania was reportedly fed up with having her mom interject about her BF Caleb G. Barnes, so apparently they conspired to murder her.

In a series of texts, Jamie allegedly planned the attack against her 54-year-old mother Cheryl, saying:

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Germanwings Pilot Had A History Of Mental Illness & Was Months Away From Possibly Losing His License

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As the investigation into the Germanwings crash continues on, authorities are uncovering more and more startling details about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz who intentionally crashed the plane.

According to reports and medical documents, Lubitz had recently torn up medical notes where a doctor declared him "unfit to work," and he was months away from possibly losing his license as a result.

[ Related: Germanwings Plane Was Crashed 'Deliberately' According To Black Box Investigation ]

When Lubitz was training to be a pilot, he left the program for awhile because of mental reasons, and was treated for over a year and a half. Remarkably, he was still allowed to become a pilot.

Flying had been Lubitz's dream since he was young, and he even worked as a

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Buffy Star Nicholas Brendon Opens Up About His Recent Arrests — And Reveals A Startling History Of Sexual Abuse

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This is incredibly sad!

As we reported last week, Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida for destroying his hotel room after a comic convention.

[ Related: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Where Are They Now? ]

This was the third arrest in less than six months; similar intoxicated incidents occurred in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Idaho.

Well now the 43-year-old is finally explaining his actions. He confessed:

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