Debbie Reynolds, Singing In The Rain Star & Carrie Fisher's Mother, Dead At 84

Yet another sad news from Hollywood. Debbie Reynolds, star of iconic movies such as Singin’ in the Rain & The Unsinkable Molly Brown, has passed away at the age of 84, TMZ reports. Reynolds was the mother of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who passed away just one day before on Tuesday. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Debbie was rushed to the hospital earlier on Wednesday after suffering from a medical emergency. And with her passing, the family has had to suffer two back to back tragedies this week. Carrie Fisher, famous for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars Franchise, was the daughter to Debbie Reynolds & Eddie Fisher. Carrie, who was 60, passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on a plane last week. Carrie Fisher with her mother Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Billie Lourd.[Image by Ethan Miller/Getty Images] Reynolds was reportedly rushed to the hospital after suffering from a breathing problem. She was at her son Todd Fisher’s home at the time, planning her daughter’s funeral when she reportedly suffered a stroke, TMZ reports. The Los Angeles Fire Department have confirmed that they had responded to a call for medical assistance from Tod Fisher’s house on Coldwater Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, a little after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The LAFD had responded since they were closer to the address. Although federal privacy law dictates that emergency services can’t identify patients, LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart confirmed that “an adult female” in “fair to serious condition” was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, the closest hospital to the address. Reynolds was said to have been distraught ever since Carrie’s condition turned serious on Friday and the actress seemed to have taken her daughter’s death very hard. She had been giving regular updates on Facebook about her daughter’s condition. She was one of the first to officially confirm Carrie Fisher’s death on Tuesday with a heart touching note. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.” Reynolds’ enjoyed a long and prosperous career in Hollywood, one that spanned over 65 years. Her breakout role was in the 1950 film Three Little Words, where she portrayed Helen Kane, a role which earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 1952, at the age of 19, she portrayed Kathy Sleden in the film Singin’ in the Rain. It was this role that led her to become one of the major stars in the mid 50s. Some of her other notable films include, 1953’s The Affairs of Dobie Gills, 1954’s Susan Slept Here, 1956’s Bundle of Joy & The Catered Affair and 1957’s Tammy and the Bachelor. 1962’s How The West Was Won was another one of her successful movies. Debbie Reynolds received a Governors Award and Screen Actors Guide Life Achievement Award last year, the latter of which was handed to her by her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, just one day before her mother. [Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images] Reynolds had a history of suffering from Strokes. She had suffered from one back in 2015, as referenced by daughter Carrie Fisher in an interview with People about a new documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds(starring both mother and daughter). “It’s a lot of times terrifying, but watching my mother, who’s incredibly resilient, coping with certain health issues that she’s had. We were really lucky we got really what probably could be her last (big project).” She had suffered from another stroke after that, as reported by her son Todd back in June. “When she was in the hospital and barely recovering from an operation, she had a small stroke.” Our thoughts and prayers are with her family in this dark hour. 2016! Go away already!! [Feature Image by Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock]

Debbie Reynolds, Singing In The Rain Star & Carrie Fisher's Mother, Dead At 84

Yet another sad news from Hollywood. Debbie Reynolds, star of iconic movies such as Singin’ in the Rain & The Unsinkable Molly Brown, has passed away at the age of 84, TMZ reports. Reynolds was the mother of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who passed away just one day before on Tuesday. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Debbie was rushed to the hospital earlier on Wednesday after suffering from a medical emergency. And with her passing, the family has had to suffer two back to back tragedies this week. Carrie Fisher, famous for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars Franchise, was the daughter to Debbie Reynolds & Eddie Fisher. Carrie, who was 60, passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on a plane last week. Carrie Fisher with her mother Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Billie Lourd.[Image by Ethan Miller/Getty Images] Reynolds was reportedly rushed to the hospital after suffering from a breathing problem. She was at her son Todd Fisher’s home at the time, planning her daughter’s funeral when she reportedly suffered a stroke, TMZ reports. The Los Angeles Fire Department have confirmed that they had responded to a call for medical assistance from Tod Fisher’s house on Coldwater Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, a little after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The LAFD had responded since they were closer to the address. Although federal privacy law dictates that emergency services can’t identify patients, LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart confirmed that “an adult female” in “fair to serious condition” was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, the closest hospital to the address. Reynolds was said to have been distraught ever since Carrie’s condition turned serious on Friday and the actress seemed to have taken her daughter’s death very hard. She had been giving regular updates on Facebook about her daughter’s condition. She was one of the first to officially confirm Carrie Fisher’s death on Tuesday with a heart touching note. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.” Reynolds’ enjoyed a long and prosperous career in Hollywood, one that spanned over 65 years. Her breakout role was in the 1950 film Three Little Words, where she portrayed Helen Kane, a role which earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 1952, at the age of 19, she portrayed Kathy Sleden in the film Singin’ in the Rain. It was this role that led her to become one of the major stars in the mid 50s. Some of her other notable films include, 1953’s The Affairs of Dobie Gills, 1954’s Susan Slept Here, 1956’s Bundle of Joy & The Catered Affair and 1957’s Tammy and the Bachelor. 1962’s How The West Was Won was another one of her successful movies. Debbie Reynolds received a Governors Award and Screen Actors Guide Life Achievement Award last year, the latter of which was handed to her by her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, just one day before her mother. [Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images] Reynolds had a history of suffering from Strokes. She had suffered from one back in 2015, as referenced by daughter Carrie Fisher in an interview with People about a new documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds(starring both mother and daughter). “It’s a lot of times terrifying, but watching my mother, who’s incredibly resilient, coping with certain health issues that she’s had. We were really lucky we got really what probably could be her last (big project).” She had suffered from another stroke after that, as reported by her son Todd back in June. “When she was in the hospital and barely recovering from an operation, she had a small stroke.” Our thoughts and prayers are with her family in this dark hour. 2016! Go away already!! [Feature Image by Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock]

Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber Seen Doing Yoga For The New Year

Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber share something in common. Both young stars love to do yoga. While Justin is fairly new to it, Miley has been in the habit of doing it daily up until the holiday season. Cyrus, 23, took to Instagram on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to share a photo of herself doing the floating lotus pose while admitting to her fans that she hasn’t been back at it for a while, reports InStyle. Miley Cyrus (seen here with Billy Idol) got her incredible physique by doing yoga on a regular basis. [Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images] “I will NEVER not practice for 10 days EVER again! Today I got my A**tanga kicked! Ouchie boo boo! Dayummm I’m shocked dis girl full of Dumplins & Macaroni could get z booty off da ground! [Sic]” I will NEVER not practice for 10 days EVER again! Today I got my ASStanga kicked! Ouchie boo boo! Dayummm I’m shocked dis girl full of Dumplins & Macaroni could get z booty off da ground! A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Dec 27, 2016 at 12:26pm PST Miley is seen flaunting her cleavage in a hot pink bra with black capri leggings. She is always sharing photos of her poses on Instagram and showing off her yoga skills. One of the mantras she lives by is “practice makes perfect.” Gotta do yoga not for my body but for my mind! DO YOGA or GO CRAZY! A video posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Mar 17, 2016 at 6:25am PDT The singer spent the holidays with both her family and her fiancée Liam Hemsworth, reports Entertainment Tonight. The two took to social media to share photos of them together, including a pic of them snuggled up with Hemsworth’s dog, Dora, whom Cyrus helped him rescue from an L.A. shelter last November. Thinking about how lucky we are to spend Doras first Xmas together as a fam! Our big and beautiful rescue! What a perfect holiday present for your family to ADOPT & SAVE a life! Think about it! If you go for it send me pictures you know I am obsessed with animals! Obvi! #adoptdontshop A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:41pm PST Happy birthday Jesus A photo posted by Liam Hemsworth (@liamhemsworth) on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:22pm PST Meanwhile, Justin Bieber spent his holidays in Barbados. He burned off his Christmas food while he was seen practicing yoga with his younger sister Jazmyn, reports The Sun. The “Sorry” singer is taking a break on a private luxury yacht with his family in the Caribbean after he indulged over the Christmas break. Bieber, 22, was seen getting his yoga on with his much younger sibling by his side. The two were later joined by their step-sister Allie Rebelo as she practiced the tree pose and the pigeon pose. He was seen wearing only a pair of pink shorts as he showed Jazmyn how to perfect her downward dog and cobra poses. Shirtless Justin Bieber he teaches little sister Jazmyn yoga in Barbados https://t.co/7KZYsGUlTh pic.twitter.com/s0MAXqK32d — Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 29, 2016 Here is Justin Bieber doing yoga on a yacht. Namaste. https://t.co/NHa3MHUFVr — The Cut (@TheCut) December 30, 2016 Justin Bieber practices yoga with his younger sister Yazmyn on board luxury yacht in Barbados https://t.co/A2XIZpzEwj — The Sun Showbiz (@TheSunShowbiz) December 29, 2016 The singer was also seen doing the child’s pose by himself in another area of the yacht. Justin has had a busy year with his Purpose World Tour, as he’s enjoying his much-needed break. Earlier this week, the singer broke his rule about not stopping for pictures with his fans after he chatted up some female fans who were happy to see him on the beach. The pop star’s break comes after it was revealed he lost a lawsuit filed against him by Melissa Matthai, who sued him for breach of contract, violating Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and negligent misrepresentation reports the Daily Mail. The mother purchased a meet-and-greet VIP package for herself and her daughter Gabriela for the Miami stop of his Purpose tour in July, which she spent nearly $2,000. Justin Bieber stays happy and healthy by doing yoga. [Image by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for iHeart] Matthai successfully took Bieber to court after he canceled his meet-and-greets back in March, stating that they left him “mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.” The judge awarded Matthai $5,298.75 for her trouble in getting the money back. According to the court records obtained by Gossip Extra, Bieber never hired a lawyer to represent him and never showed up to court to defend himself. The lawsuit won’t hurt Bieber, who made $56 million in 2016, according to Forbes. Both Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus swear by yoga. [Image by Ethan Miller/Getty Images] Looks like yoga is working out good for Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Yoga expert Bee Bosnak recently spoke to People about three simple yoga moves their fans can do to start the new year right. Those moves include the seated spinal twist, the pigeon pose, and upward facing dog. All three of these moves will help clear your mind, stretch your bones and muscles, and rid of any negative energy that’s stored in your joints. Now you know how to get your body in shape for the new year like Miley and Justin. [Featured image by Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

Gwyneth Paltrow Changed Her Diet After Her Father Got Cancer, Health Tips That Help The Famous Mom Stay Fit

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle empire, GOOP has become the destination for healthy living suggestions— for both frugal and extravagant lifestyles. However, Gwyneth revealed that she didn’t always live a healthy lifestyle. It wasn’t until her father, director/producer; Bruce Paltrow had been diagnosed with throat cancer almost 15 years ago that she took a long hard look at her own heath. Don’t think about it yet, but order now for New Years resolution detox help! ????????Available for pre-order on amazon. #goodcleangoop A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Dec 23, 2016 at 5:40am PST “When my father was diagnosed, I started frantically throwing things out. I went through a really fanatical phase of being macrobiotic, and obviously, it was motivated by pain,” Paltrow revealed to People. Before her father’s scary diagnosis, Gwyneth admits her attitude toward her health was not good. Like most Americans, she ate junk foods and had periods of extreme dieting. That all changed when she learned her father was sick. “I think that was the hardest and most misguided part … was the idea that I had to go all or nothing. But it’s not about that,” Paltrow explained. Leftovers in technicolor ????????????????#somebodystopme A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:53pm PST Gwyneth eventually learned how to live a balanced lifestyle. She added that people think to be healthy that you have to give up certain foods or do certain things. She wants people to know that you don’t have to have an “all or nothing” attitude about dieting. “People think, ‘Ugh, if I do this, I have to throw everything away,’ but it’s really just about saying, ‘I am willing to experiment in this area’ and going easy on yourself. I drink alcohol and eat french fries. But I’m also motivated to make good changes that are sustainable, even if they’re small, like remembering to drink more water.” Paltrow says healthy living starts with being aware of all the toxins around us and removing them from your diet and environment whenever possible. She goes on to say that it can be one thing at a time to reduce the chance of feeling overwhelmed by the change. “It can be one thing at a time. I just ordered a new standing desk like a complete nerd because there’s so much research now about how carcinogenic sitting is,” Gwyneth explained. “But, there are so many chemicals in mascara, so maybe it’s buying a clean [formula]. Or, maybe it’s removing fragrant laundry products that are full of chemicals.” @thugkitchen you guys killed me with this post. #foodies4life #Repost @thugkitchen with @repostapp. ・・・ Story time, bitches. So almost 4 years ago Michelle cashiered at a grocery store and Matt was an assistant. The hours were long, the pay was a fucking joke, and the work was garbage ????????⚰ Whenever we’d get the same day off, we’d cook, take a photo, and toss it into the vacuum of the Internet with some shit talking sprinkled throughout the recipe. Then out of nowhere on @rachaelrayshow (she’s also straight outta the grocery store ‪#‎respect‬), Gwyneth Paltrow mentions that she reads our shit ???? Our lives changed. Real fucking quick. We landed a cookbook deal and pulled off writing 2 NYT Bestsellers back-to-back ✨???? ✨We got faith in our abilities but recognize if it weren’t for Gwyneth’s low-key shout out, we’d still be struggling. There’s absolutely no way we could return the favor (we’ve still never met her) but we can sure as shit try to return some love ????❤️???? We picked up her new book and it’s gotta fuckton of plant-based options. Most of the recipes are quick and call for basic ingredients. And the photography is so dope that some of y’all are just gonna delete your whole Instagram outta jealousy. We cooked up her Cauliflower Tabbouleh but added a watermelon radish for looks. Took no time to cook, looks goddamn gorgeous, and it’s tasty as hell ???????????? But if you want the recipe, you gotta scoop Gwyn’s new book. IT’S ALL EASY BY GWYNETH MOTHERFUCKIN PALTROW, AVAILABLE IN STORES NOW. ‪#‎TeamGoop‬ ‪#‎NotanAd‬ ‪#‎JustSomeLove‬ A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Apr 26, 2016 at 3:05pm PDT Paltrow didn’t create the concept of clean eating but has spent many years promoting it. According to Self Magazine, Clean eating is consuming natural and unprocessed foods 80 percent of the time. Gwyneth claims that the secret to her fit lifestyle is a concept known as clean sleeping. “The lifestyle I lead is based not just on clean eating, but also on clean sleeping: at least seven or eight hours of good, quality sleep—and ideally even 10.” She believes that sleep is almost more important to your health than diet, and makes sure to snooze at least eight hours every night. Paltrow claims that when she gets the necessary rest her energy levels are higher and she has a better attitude in general. “Sleep is absolutely essential to our health and well-being,” Gwyneth explained. “Sleep allows our bodies and minds to recharge and repair.” #Femail – GWYNETH PALTROW on the biggest health trend for 2017 which is clean sleeping, … https://t.co/P1vOtPg5Gu pic.twitter.com/NlGBqmeDGc — Planetnews.space (@PlanetNewsSpace) December 24, 2016 Paltrow says that her two biggest heath secrets are to aim for eight hours of sleep every night and to be conscious of the toxins she puts in her body and how they affect her health. Her real motivation to continue with the clean lifestyle is how great she feels when she pays attention to how she treats her body. The more true you are to yourself, the more beautiful you are. And I think that goes hand in hand with making small choices. And after [doing that] you start to feel a little bit better and you get more motivated to keep going.” Do you get regularly sleep eight-plus hours a night? Have you tried clean eating before? If so, what was your experience? [Featured Image by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for East Hampton Library]

Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber Seen Doing Yoga For The New Year

Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber share something in common. Both young stars love to do yoga. While Justin is fairly new to it, Miley has been in the habit of doing it daily up until the holiday season. Cyrus, 23, took to Instagram on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to share a photo of herself doing the floating lotus pose while admitting to her fans that she hasn’t been back at it for a while, reports InStyle. Miley Cyrus (seen here with Billy Idol) got her incredible physique by doing yoga on a regular basis. [Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images] “I will NEVER not practice for 10 days EVER again! Today I got my A**tanga kicked! Ouchie boo boo! Dayummm I’m shocked dis girl full of Dumplins & Macaroni could get z booty off da ground! [Sic]” I will NEVER not practice for 10 days EVER again! Today I got my ASStanga kicked! Ouchie boo boo! Dayummm I’m shocked dis girl full of Dumplins & Macaroni could get z booty off da ground! A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Dec 27, 2016 at 12:26pm PST Miley is seen flaunting her cleavage in a hot pink bra with black capri leggings. She is always sharing photos of her poses on Instagram and showing off her yoga skills. One of the mantras she lives by is “practice makes perfect.” Gotta do yoga not for my body but for my mind! DO YOGA or GO CRAZY! A video posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Mar 17, 2016 at 6:25am PDT The singer spent the holidays with both her family and her fiancée Liam Hemsworth, reports Entertainment Tonight. The two took to social media to share photos of them together, including a pic of them snuggled up with Hemsworth’s dog, Dora, whom Cyrus helped him rescue from an L.A. shelter last November. Thinking about how lucky we are to spend Doras first Xmas together as a fam! Our big and beautiful rescue! What a perfect holiday present for your family to ADOPT & SAVE a life! Think about it! If you go for it send me pictures you know I am obsessed with animals! Obvi! #adoptdontshop A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:41pm PST Happy birthday Jesus A photo posted by Liam Hemsworth (@liamhemsworth) on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:22pm PST Meanwhile, Justin Bieber spent his holidays in Barbados. He burned off his Christmas food while he was seen practicing yoga with his younger sister Jazmyn, reports The Sun. The “Sorry” singer is taking a break on a private luxury yacht with his family in the Caribbean after he indulged over the Christmas break. Bieber, 22, was seen getting his yoga on with his much younger sibling by his side. The two were later joined by their step-sister Allie Rebelo as she practiced the tree pose and the pigeon pose. He was seen wearing only a pair of pink shorts as he showed Jazmyn how to perfect her downward dog and cobra poses. Shirtless Justin Bieber he teaches little sister Jazmyn yoga in Barbados https://t.co/7KZYsGUlTh pic.twitter.com/s0MAXqK32d — Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 29, 2016 Here is Justin Bieber doing yoga on a yacht. Namaste. https://t.co/NHa3MHUFVr — The Cut (@TheCut) December 30, 2016 Justin Bieber practices yoga with his younger sister Yazmyn on board luxury yacht in Barbados https://t.co/A2XIZpzEwj — The Sun Showbiz (@TheSunShowbiz) December 29, 2016 The singer was also seen doing the child’s pose by himself in another area of the yacht. Justin has had a busy year with his Purpose World Tour, as he’s enjoying his much-needed break. Earlier this week, the singer broke his rule about not stopping for pictures with his fans after he chatted up some female fans who were happy to see him on the beach. The pop star’s break comes after it was revealed he lost a lawsuit filed against him by Melissa Matthai, who sued him for breach of contract, violating Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and negligent misrepresentation reports the Daily Mail. The mother purchased a meet-and-greet VIP package for herself and her daughter Gabriela for the Miami stop of his Purpose tour in July, which she spent nearly $2,000. Justin Bieber stays happy and healthy by doing yoga. [Image by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for iHeart] Matthai successfully took Bieber to court after he canceled his meet-and-greets back in March, stating that they left him “mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.” The judge awarded Matthai $5,298.75 for her trouble in getting the money back. According to the court records obtained by Gossip Extra, Bieber never hired a lawyer to represent him and never showed up to court to defend himself. The lawsuit won’t hurt Bieber, who made $56 million in 2016, according to Forbes. Both Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus swear by yoga. [Image by Ethan Miller/Getty Images] Looks like yoga is working out good for Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Yoga expert Bee Bosnak recently spoke to People about three simple yoga moves their fans can do to start the new year right. Those moves include the seated spinal twist, the pigeon pose, and upward facing dog. All three of these moves will help clear your mind, stretch your bones and muscles, and rid of any negative energy that’s stored in your joints. Now you know how to get your body in shape for the new year like Miley and Justin. [Featured image by Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

Eddie Long Hospitalized: Controversial MegaChurch Bishop Denies Claim That Cancer Death Is Imminent

Eddie Long is denying reports that he is being treated for a terminal, Stage 4 gastrointestinal cancer. No stranger to controversy, the 63-year-old bishop, the head of the 25,000-member Georgia megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, unveiled a dramatic weight loss via Facebook one month ago. According to Obnoxious Television, Long has been hospitalized in Atlanta since August 29. Citing an anonymous source within the bishop’s own church, who the site believe to be “very reliable,” the site reported that Long is believed to be suffering from late-stage cancer of his digestive system, which the site believes to also be the culprit for his drastic and sudden weight change. Long reached out to Atlanta station WSB-TV on Tuesday to dispel the rumors that he is near death. “I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from. It is unrelated to the eating for life diet consisting of mostly raw vegetables that I am continuing, as part of a holistic approach to good health.” In addition, the executive administrator for New Birth Church spoke to Fox 5 Tuesday afternoon to deny reports that Long was in the hospital. Although he went public with his new holistic, natural diet at the time of his weight loss reveal, Long dismissed claims that the diet itself is the cause of his recent “health challenge,” a statement that has further fueled the belief that he is gravely ill with a terminal disease. Eddie Long credits a new diet for his weight loss. In his Facebook video, since removed, Long blames “eating from a slave menu” for his prior unhealthy state. Expressing his desire to “live to be 100 years old,” Long spoke in the video to his followers. “I’m on the medicine that God gave you to feed your immune system to build you up. You know what, if you really want to move through this world and have influence, you gotta be spiritual and you have to walk by his commandments and you have to be healthy.” Bishop Eddie Long speaks out about his health scare https://t.co/ZsFD52RMA4 pic.twitter.com/n4g0tV5MGt — NewsOne (@newsone) September 6, 2016 Despite Long’s explanations, many of his followers were unconvinced that a new diet alone would have resulted in Long’s dramatic reduction in size. Long has been the subject of controversy before. In addition to marital issues as reported by the Inquisitr, a 2005 report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution accused Long of taking over $3 million in benefits and pay from his non-profit, Bishop Eddie Long Ministries, Inc. Long defended himself, saying the charity’s income was generated not by member donations, but from speaking fees, royalties, and a few larger donations. Long also refused to cooperate with a three-year Senate investigation into the tax exemption claimed by six of his ministries, nor would he disclose his own salary. Although no wrongdoing was uncovered, the controversy negatively affected the church’s coffers and donations dropped. WSB-TV reports that the bishop settled lawsuits in 2001 with four men who claimed to have had with Long when they were teenage members of the church. CNN reports that, according to the suit, the men claimed to have engaged in ual behavior with Long. In exchange, Long allegedly lavished expensive gifts on the men. Attorneys for Long denied the charges, saying the financial gifts and extra attention were simply that of a man behaving as a father figure/mentor to the youths. The charges were especially controversial, considering Long’s crusade against gay marriage and his belief that gay men could be “converted” through Christ. Despite vowing to his congregation that he would fight the charges, mediation and a settlement followed. A call by Atlanta Black Star to Long’s executive office seeking comment on the reports of Long’s hospitalization was not returned. [Photo by John Amis-Pool/Getty Images]

Gwyneth Paltrow Changed Her Diet After Her Father Got Cancer, Health Tips That Help The Famous Mom Stay Fit

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle empire, GOOP has become the destination for healthy living suggestions— for both frugal and extravagant lifestyles. However, Gwyneth revealed that she didn’t always live a healthy lifestyle. It wasn’t until her father, director/producer; Bruce Paltrow had been diagnosed with throat cancer almost 15 years ago that she took a long hard look at her own heath. Don’t think about it yet, but order now for New Years resolution detox help! ????????Available for pre-order on amazon. #goodcleangoop A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Dec 23, 2016 at 5:40am PST “When my father was diagnosed, I started frantically throwing things out. I went through a really fanatical phase of being macrobiotic, and obviously, it was motivated by pain,” Paltrow revealed to People. Before her father’s scary diagnosis, Gwyneth admits her attitude toward her health was not good. Like most Americans, she ate junk foods and had periods of extreme dieting. That all changed when she learned her father was sick. “I think that was the hardest and most misguided part … was the idea that I had to go all or nothing. But it’s not about that,” Paltrow explained. Leftovers in technicolor ????????????????#somebodystopme A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:53pm PST Gwyneth eventually learned how to live a balanced lifestyle. She added that people think to be healthy that you have to give up certain foods or do certain things. She wants people to know that you don’t have to have an “all or nothing” attitude about dieting. “People think, ‘Ugh, if I do this, I have to throw everything away,’ but it’s really just about saying, ‘I am willing to experiment in this area’ and going easy on yourself. I drink alcohol and eat french fries. But I’m also motivated to make good changes that are sustainable, even if they’re small, like remembering to drink more water.” Paltrow says healthy living starts with being aware of all the toxins around us and removing them from your diet and environment whenever possible. She goes on to say that it can be one thing at a time to reduce the chance of feeling overwhelmed by the change. “It can be one thing at a time. I just ordered a new standing desk like a complete nerd because there’s so much research now about how carcinogenic sitting is,” Gwyneth explained. “But, there are so many chemicals in mascara, so maybe it’s buying a clean [formula]. Or, maybe it’s removing fragrant laundry products that are full of chemicals.” @thugkitchen you guys killed me with this post. #foodies4life #Repost @thugkitchen with @repostapp. ・・・ Story time, bitches. So almost 4 years ago Michelle cashiered at a grocery store and Matt was an assistant. The hours were long, the pay was a fucking joke, and the work was garbage ????????⚰ Whenever we’d get the same day off, we’d cook, take a photo, and toss it into the vacuum of the Internet with some shit talking sprinkled throughout the recipe. Then out of nowhere on @rachaelrayshow (she’s also straight outta the grocery store ‪#‎respect‬), Gwyneth Paltrow mentions that she reads our shit ???? Our lives changed. Real fucking quick. We landed a cookbook deal and pulled off writing 2 NYT Bestsellers back-to-back ✨???? ✨We got faith in our abilities but recognize if it weren’t for Gwyneth’s low-key shout out, we’d still be struggling. There’s absolutely no way we could return the favor (we’ve still never met her) but we can sure as shit try to return some love ????❤️???? We picked up her new book and it’s gotta fuckton of plant-based options. Most of the recipes are quick and call for basic ingredients. And the photography is so dope that some of y’all are just gonna delete your whole Instagram outta jealousy. We cooked up her Cauliflower Tabbouleh but added a watermelon radish for looks. Took no time to cook, looks goddamn gorgeous, and it’s tasty as hell ???????????? But if you want the recipe, you gotta scoop Gwyn’s new book. IT’S ALL EASY BY GWYNETH MOTHERFUCKIN PALTROW, AVAILABLE IN STORES NOW. ‪#‎TeamGoop‬ ‪#‎NotanAd‬ ‪#‎JustSomeLove‬ A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Apr 26, 2016 at 3:05pm PDT Paltrow didn’t create the concept of clean eating but has spent many years promoting it. According to Self Magazine, Clean eating is consuming natural and unprocessed foods 80 percent of the time. Gwyneth claims that the secret to her fit lifestyle is a concept known as clean sleeping. “The lifestyle I lead is based not just on clean eating, but also on clean sleeping: at least seven or eight hours of good, quality sleep—and ideally even 10.” She believes that sleep is almost more important to your health than diet, and makes sure to snooze at least eight hours every night. Paltrow claims that when she gets the necessary rest her energy levels are higher and she has a better attitude in general. “Sleep is absolutely essential to our health and well-being,” Gwyneth explained. “Sleep allows our bodies and minds to recharge and repair.” #Femail – GWYNETH PALTROW on the biggest health trend for 2017 which is clean sleeping, … https://t.co/P1vOtPg5Gu pic.twitter.com/NlGBqmeDGc — Planetnews.space (@PlanetNewsSpace) December 24, 2016 Paltrow says that her two biggest heath secrets are to aim for eight hours of sleep every night and to be conscious of the toxins she puts in her body and how they affect her health. Her real motivation to continue with the clean lifestyle is how great she feels when she pays attention to how she treats her body. The more true you are to yourself, the more beautiful you are. And I think that goes hand in hand with making small choices. And after [doing that] you start to feel a little bit better and you get more motivated to keep going.” Do you get regularly sleep eight-plus hours a night? Have you tried clean eating before? If so, what was your experience? [Featured Image by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for East Hampton Library]

Michelle Bridges Defends 'The Biggest Loser' And Her Belief That All Overweight People Are Unhappy

Michelle Bridges can’t stop making headlines in the media. The Biggest Loser star was recently filmed attacking a paparazzo in a supermarket in Potts Point, Sydney, according to the Daily Mail. Michelle Bridges loses it at paparazzi in Woolworths https://t.co/IFxozOqT2t pic.twitter.com/WtWdLdoyXo — Yahoo7 (@Yahoo7) May 3, 2016 It can be seen in the footage that Michelle Bridges is confronting the paparazzo after she noticed the man was trying to take snaps of her and her son in Sydney’s Woolworths supermarket. The incident took place on April 22 and the Biggest Loser star has already filed for an apprehended violence order. Michelle Bridges is suing the paparazzo named Liam Mendes after claiming the man followed her all the way through the Sydney supermarket over two weeks ago. In the video shot by Mendes, Bridges is seen telling him to stop filming, and then she attempts to block the camera view with her hand. Michelle Bridges, who has recently released a book titled The No Excuses Cookbook, has always been popular in Australia for her admittedly sometimes rather bizarre approaches towards health and fitness. And The Biggest Loser, which has at times been criticized by nutrition experts, gave Bridges the opportunity to test herself as a fitness trainer. Michelle Bridges is one of those trainers that take the weight loss process to the extreme and encourages body shaming, according to Australian News. In her interview with Australian Story, the Biggest Loser trainer shared a few juicy details from her personal life and defended her Channel 10 show. In the special program for Australian Story, Michelle Bridges explains how she managed to create a multi-million dollar fitness empire and also opens up how it felt like becoming pregnant at the age of 44. The Biggest Loser’s Michelle Bridges Seen Kissing Baby Son … : https://t.co/IkMW9uawPa.,, pic.twitter.com/ux6XcrWELg — BINGBING Cocktail (@BINGBING_CKTAIL) May 3, 2016 Ever since Michelle Bridges was cast as a trainer on The Biggest Loser in 2007, she hasn’t stopped making headlines in the Australian media. And even though the Channel 10 show is widely criticized by health experts, Bridges defends the fitness and health tactics used during the program by herself and her fellow trainers. “[The Biggest Loser] has all sorts of critics who say, ‘You’re putting these people up to be insulted or laughed at or made the butt of a joke.’” Michelle Bridges responded to all those who believe she disrespects overweight people and “people who are deemed fat,” saying that if people are happy with their weight, “genuinely, more power to you.” But she was quick to add that she had never met a person who would be “morbidly obese” and happy with their weight. In his interview with Australian Story, Michelle Bridges’ ex-husband and business manager Bill Moore opened up about his relationship with the Biggest Loser star. Michelle Bridges’ ex-husband Bill Moore opens up about their divorce https://t.co/ACk8yWhIJ9 pic.twitter.com/JT9uUj10yj — Daily Mail Australia (@DailyMailAU) April 18, 2016 Moore also commented on the fact that Michelle Bridges was listed in Australia’s 30 richest self-made women list last year, saying that the estimated wealth of the fitness star “wasn’t true.” Back then, BRW magazine claimed Bridges had an estimated wealth of $53 million. “[That figure] wasn’t true, but it damaged us. It damaged Michelle’s reputation. I think people looked at Michelle as being a money-making machine.” Michelle Bridges also took her time to reveal details about how she was ually assaulted at the age of 18 in Taree, NSW. “I was just looking for a part time job. I went in for an off the cuff interview at a restaurant, and the next thing I knew, the guy was attacking me and basically trying to rape me.” But Michelle Bridges at first couldn’t believe it was going to happen to her, so she fought back with “everything I had.” She managed to escape and ran straight to the police station. The man was later caught and locked up. [Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images]

Bella Hadid's Model Diet: Protein-Packed Shakes And Exotic Dishes

Bella Hadid looked absolutely stunning when she stepped out on the red carpet for the GQ Man Of The Year Awards in London on Tuesday, Sept 6. According to HollywoodLife.com, the 19-year-old model wore a nude off-the-shoulder Hugo Boss gown designed by Jason Wu. Hadid’s evening gown featured a thigh-high slit and a plunging neckline that showed off her cleavage. Hadid complemented her look with gold ankle-strap sandals, a diamond necklace, and diamond rings. She wore her dark brown hair glossy and straight with it parted in the middle. I'm so happy A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Sep 6, 2016 at 7:26pm PDT At the event, Hadid picked up the award for Model Of The Year, in which she thanked her mom Yolanda Foster. Since Hadid is one of the most popular models and It girls of the moment, it seems like everyone wants to know her secret to looking good. Senior Editor Hallie Gould of Byrdie tried out Hadid’s diet and explained the process in her article titled, “I Ate Like Bella Hadid for 7 Days, and This Is What Happened,” reported M2Woman. Apparently, Hadid loves having her fill of protein-packed shakes. “14 servings of the Lean Body Protein Shake, an easily absorbed, hypoallergenic mix of protein and amino acids to provide core nutrients your body needs to establish overall health… With those came conveniently packaged supplements to provide the nutrients necessary to improve liver and kidney function and support overall cellular detoxification. It also contains a fish-oil formula to support mental and emotional well-being, as well as hair skin and nail health,” says the article. london???? A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:04am PDT Hadid also eats a protein bar along with her protein shake. In addition to her breakfast, Hadid takes probiotic and magnesium supplements to help with digestion, relaxation, and muscle function. For both lunch and dinner, she will either eat raw or steamed vegetables or soup with extra-virgin olive oil and a detox support pack. And before Hadid goes to bed at 10 p.m. each night, she will take three magnesium tablets and two probiotic capsules. Hadid’s modeling career involves a lot of traveling, so she has to make sure she stays on top of her model diet. Fortunately, all that traveling allows her to eat healthy exotic dishes, reports Foods 4 Better Health. Last month, Hadid posted a photo on Instagram that appears to be a sushi meal, so she is still able to enjoy the foods she loves and try out new dishes, despite her ongoing struggles with Lyme disease. A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Aug 5, 2016 at 2:09pm PDT On Monday, Aug. 29, Hadid took to Snapchat to give her fan a glimpse into her ongoing struggle battle with the autoimmune disorder. She shared a photo of her arm hooked up to an IV drip with the caption, “Everyday,” reports Us Weekly. #BelleHadidSnapchat @bellahadid A photo posted by Bella Hadid Snapchat Updates (@bellahadidsnapchat) on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:47pm PDT She also adds ice cream and pizza to her diet. That same month, she shared a photo of herself enjoying an ice cream cone. She has also documented the many times she’s ate pizza, claims Elle Australia. Hadid is known not to exercise much. Instead, she enjoys running, yoga, Pilates, and walking around New York City, according to another Foods 4 Better Health report. Since she doesn’t follow a strict fitness routine, Hadid will try to get 15 minutes of cardio each day. ???????? A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Jul 18, 2016 at 5:46pm PDT In a profile with Women’s Wear Daily earlier on this year, Hadid admitted that her diet allows her to eat pizza. “My diet is pizza. I promise you, it’s like every day,” she admitted. “Or burgers, french fries, grilled cheeses.” She also admitted that she’s more relaxed than the typical model when it comes to working out. But that’s probably because Hadid is still young and has a fast metabolism. “I’m not really a big ‘working out’ person, but I definitely like to do cardio when I do. I guess I run sometimes, drink green juices once a week.” Are you surprised by Bella Hadid’s no-so-strict model diet? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. [Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images]

Kate Hudson On How Being 'Moody' Helps Her Maintain Her Killer Physique

Kate Hudson has one of the most well-maintained physiques in Hollywood and she strives to be perfectly toned. Pop Sugar reports that the 37-year-old actress will feature on the cover page of the June 2016 issue of Shape magazine, and has shared some of her best-kept secrets about her physical fitness. Kate Hudson models bikinis and swimsuits in Shape magazine https://t.co/0dL9kDivr1 pic.twitter.com/6qkpDffntu — Celebrity Gossip (@celebritygossip) May 23, 2016 The actress revealed that she never plans a structured exercise regimen as she considers herself to be a “moody” person, and knows that she needs to change the structure of her workouts depending on her mood at the time. She stressed the importance of connecting with herself to understand her emotions and feelings, and only then can she make a decision about the type of workout she will do that day to achieve a perfect emotional and physical balance. That’s why her fitness schedule includes aggression workout techniques like boxing classes and boot camp, along with other less aggressive options. But the most important set of exercises that she follows religiously are pilates; the physical fitness system which she says has enabled her to achieve a body breakthrough. Sculpted to the Core: Kate Hudson’s Pilates Workout – https://t.co/neqddUnmNX #yoga #abs #workout pic.twitter.com/avXJkvLhHo — Yoga Poses For Abs (@YogaPosesForAbs) April 13, 2016 E! Online reports that Kate Hudson spoke about her devotion to the exercise system which she discovered at the age of 19. “It’s the workout my body really responds to. It’s all about alignment, elongating your spine, and strengthening your core. It makes me feel my strongest.” Kate Hudson also enjoys a variety of outdoor activities like walking and bicycle riding, and she credits her Colorado upbringing for making her into a self-confessed “nature lover.” In fact, when she visits places like Amsterdam, which is endowed with natural beauty, she takes the opportunity to enjoy a good bicycle ride. And while in New York, she never forgets to refresh herself by taking a brisk walk from downtown to uptown Manhattan while listening to music through headphones. Another important factor that has contributed towards Kate Hudson’s physical fitness is her well-balanced diet which features a variety of foods. In terms of food and diet, Kate Hudson has taken after her mother Goldie Hawn. Goldie Hawn with her daughter Kate Hudson. pic.twitter.com/7M0ATgAYHf — MRJohn Laurich (@JohnLaurich) May 14, 2016 According to Inside Toronto, Kate Hudson believes that enjoying good food is an important part of being healthy and happy overall. The actress has fond memories of enjoying different types of cuisines while growing up, and says that she grew up in a “joyful” house which appreciated good food. Her mother’s Indian connection and her father’s southern upbringing served as a strong influence on the family cooking. She says that her family was always trying out different dishes and that she has fond memories of eating biscuits and gravy, chicken and dumplings along with Indian curries and dal. In particular, Sundays used to be exciting when she was growing up as the family would often have guests over to enjoy Sunday dinner together. Kate Hudson strives to be healthy without being obsessed with her diet and fitness regime. The actress travels a lot and makes it a point to enjoy the specialty of the place she is visiting without being too indulgent. She has revealed that German Bratwurst is one of her favorite foods and she never misses the chance to enjoy the German specialty while visiting in the country. In line with her enthusiasm for physical fitness, Kate Hudson launched Fabletics; the online subscription retailer which sells women’s sportswear and accessories. The athletic outfits are personalized based on the customer’s workout preferences and their desired fashion style. By setting up Fabletics along with co-founders Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler, Kate Hudson has set a trend that will enable women to lead a life of simplicity and positivity by adopting a fit and active lifestyle. Kate Hudson, we love your @Fabletics bathing suit line and that you use Sworkit! Thank you! https://t.co/nSDxeXyoyV pic.twitter.com/zTRqg00jTL — Sworkit (@Sworkit) May 25, 2016 According to the Charlotte Observer, Fabletics will be soon opening its retail outlet in the South Park mall. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics brand aims to clear the mind and harnessing the power of positive thinking through physical fitness and better eating. Ultimately, for Kate Hudson, physical fitness is more than a style statement. It is something to be taken care of and prioritized on a day-to-day basis. [Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com]