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Jeff Conaway of 'Grease' and 'Taxi' in critical condition (overdose)

On May 11, 2011, Conaway was found unconscious from an overdose on what was believed to be pain medication. He is currently in a coma in Encino, California and is listed as critical condition.

In early 2008 Conaway appeared with other celebrities in the VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The show revealed that Conaway is addicted to cocaine, alcohol, and painkillers, and in a co-dependent relationship with his girlfriend Vikki, also a user of prescription opiates. 

Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway (born October 5, 1950, 60 years old) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the movie Grease, and the US TV series Taxi and Babylon 5. He also directed the 1992 film Bikini Summer 2.

Jeff Conaway's Meltdown

Etta James hospitalized with serious blood infection

Legendary singer Etta James (73) is hospitalized since earlier this week with blood infection.  "she's doing a lot better." her son said.

Etta James' Health - Past Year
Etta James was hospitalized in January 2010 to treat an infection caused by MRSA. During her hospitalization, her son Donto revealed that James was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2009, and attributed her previous comments about Beyoncé Knowles to "drug induced dementia". On January 14, 2011 it was announced that James had been diagnosed with leukemia and was undergoing treatment.

She had gastric bypass surgery in 2003

Etta James (born, January 25, 1938 - 73 years old) is an American blues, soul, R&B, rock & roll, gospel and jazz singer and songwriter. James is the winner of three Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards.

Mary Tyler Moore to undergo brain surgery (tumor).

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Mary Tyler Moore (74), the comedy icon whose tremulous exclamations were hallmarks of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the '60s and '70s, has a benign brain tumor and has opted for surgery to remove it.

Billy Graham hospitalized

On May 11, 2011, 92 year old Billy Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, for treatment of pneumonia.

Zsa Zsa Gabor hospitalized with pneumonia

Gabor, 94, was taken by ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital after having problems with her breathing at home. Her condition is serious. "They are trying to drain her lungs to save her life,"

Tim Robbins' Mother Dies 12 Days After Father's Death

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Actor Tim Robbins' mother, Mary Robbins, died of a heart arrhythmia on April 17, 2011. Mary Robbins was 78 years old at the time of her death.  She died 12 days after her husband of nearly 59 years passed away.

Dog the Bounty Hunter Bails Out Nicolas Cage

On April 15, 2011, at 11:30 PM, Actor Nichlas Cage was arrested in New Orleans in the city's famed French Quarter district for suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace, and public intoxication, after a police officer was flagged down by onlookers after Cage allegedly grabbed his wife's upper arm, while appearing to be under the influence. Cage was held in police custody until $11,000 USD bail was posted by Duane "Dog" Chapman. He was later ordered to appear in court on May 31st.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Checks Herself in a Mental Health Facility

Catherine Zeta-Jones sought treatment for bipolar II disorder, checking herself in a mental health facility in Connecticut.

Last week, she spent 5 days in the clinic.  She said she feels great.

With Bipolar II disorder, depressive episodes are more frequent and more intense than manic episodes.

Cisco to stop making Flip video cameras


The Flip Video was a camcorder for digital video created by Pure Digital Technologies.

It was announced on March 19, 2009, that Cisco Systems had acquired Pure Digital Technologies, the maker of Flip Video for $590 million USD in stock. The acquisition was completed on May 21, 2009.

However, on April 12, 2011, Cisco announced that it was closing down the Flip business as part of Cisco's restructuring of its consumer business unit.

The Flip Ultra has been the best-selling camcorder on Amazon.com since the day of its debut (September 12, 2007), capturing about 13% of the camcorder market

Scott Hall hospitalized after indy appearance, (videos)

On April 7, 2011, Wrestler Scott Hall was taken to the hospital (after Indy appearance) due to drug overdose though Hall's representative quickly responded that the info was untrue and fabricated. Hall was however taken to the hospital for low blood pressure and a change to his blood pressure medication. His rep said that Scott visits his doctor on a regular basis and is still recovering from his double pneumonia and being treated for his heart.

Hall gave a interview on April 7 discussing a appearance in Florida the following day saying that the fans who bought tickets would get their money's worth. He discussed his problems with alcohol and drugs by saying that while alcohol is fun and drugs are when you want to quit, you can't and it hurts everyone that is close to you. Hall stated that he has been to rehab 19 times and attended thousands of AA and NA meetings but this time was making a honest attempt to stay sober. Hall credited close friends such as Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman and Shawn Michaels with helping him through his battles.

Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958), is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure with World Wrestling Federation, under the ring name Razor Ramon, as well as in World Championship Wrestling under his real name.

SHOCKING FOOTAGE: Scott Hall Hospitalized After Wrestling Show

Razor Ramon debut - WWF 1992(?), about 19 years ago.

Amanda Bynes' Beloved Lost Pup Dies 4 Months Old

Amanda Bynes's Twitter Account

Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer and singer. Bynes appeared in several successful television series, such as All That and The Amanda Show, on Nickelodeon in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s, and in 2002, she starred in the TV series, What I Like About You. She transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including What a Girl Wants (2003), Love Wrecked (2005), She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), and Easy A (2010).

Bynes was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2006, and in 2007, Forbes listed her as the fifth highest paid celebrity under 21, with earnings of $2.5 million.

Ashley Judd details painful childhood, sexual abuse in new memoir

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(CBS) - In her new book "All That is Bitter & Sweet," actress Ashley Judd opens up about her troubled past, revealing she felt like a stranger in her famous country-music family and was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

"My mother, while she was transforming herself into the country legend Naomi Judd, created an origin myth for the Judds that did not match my reality," Judd writes in the memoir

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Dispatch from Detroit: Charlie Sheen bombs in his concert kickoff

FYI: Charlie sheen scheduled 23 live shows in 20 cities.  It was the opening day today.

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Charlie Sheen got a lesson in the fickleness of crowds Saturday night. While doing his best to cash in on his recent cult with the launch of his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat Is Not an Option Show," he tried to position himself as a folk hero of freedom. Unfortunately for him, the audience that turned out here at the Fox Theatre took him at his word: They essentially booed him off the stage.

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Charlie Sheen Timeline (2011) - mini-blog updated by hollywoodmemoir.com

Judge Judy (Judith Sheindlin) Hospitalized

TV Judge, Judith Sheindlin was rushed to hospital after complaining nausea and intestinal discomfort on the TV set.

She will stay over night at hospital for tests.

Judith Sheindlin (born October 21, 1942, 68 years old), better known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality and author. She passed the New York Bar examination in 1965 and became a prosecutor in the family court system. In 1976, Mayor Ed Koch appointed her a judge, first in criminal court and later, in 1980, as Manhattan's supervising family court judge. She was featured on CBS's 60 Minutes in the 1990s as a result of her reputation as a tough judge.

Judge Judy recieves star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! 14/02/06

Susan Lucci's Memoir Published - All My Life: A Memoir

Susan Victoria Lucci (born December 23, 1946) is an American actress, best known for portraying Erica Kane on the daytime drama All My Children. The character is considered an icon, and Lucci has been called "Daytime's Leading Lady" by TV Guide, with New York Times and Los Angeles Times citing her as the highest-paid actor in daytime television. Midway into her career, her salary had been reported as over $1 million a year.

Lucci is best known for playing Erica Kane on the ABC television soap opera All My Children, on which she has appeared since the show's inception on January 5, 1970. She is the only original cast member remaining on the series.

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