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Lady Gaga had to reluctantly cancel her tour after suffering a hip injury, but she still managed to pay a visit to one fan who had scored a front-row seat.
On Wednesday, the pop star met with a young girl suffering from a terminal heart condition who traveled from Wisconsin to Chicago to see her show.
Imagine 5-year-old Kayleigh Gurbynski’s sadness when she learned the show was off … or her joy when Gaga showed up in person shortly thereafter.
The meeting, which happened in Chicago, had reportedly been orchestrated by local radio-show host Tony Waitekus, who reached out toMore >
Lady Gaga has canceled the remainder of her Born This Way Ball tour, one day after announcing that she would postpone four shows due to a hip injury.
Live Nation said in a release:
“After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip.”
“She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal.”
Initially, shows set for today and Thursday in Chicago, Saturday in Detroit and Sunday inMore >
Details of this morning’s Rick Ross shooting are still sketchy at this time, and it’s not like the rapper hasn’t been in this situation before. So who tried to kill him?
Police in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., are gathering surveillance footage from the scene where Ross crashed his car after being targeted in a drive-by shooting.
While driving with his girlfriend Shateria L. Moragne-el, Ross smashed his Rolls-Royce into an apartment building in attempt to flee from bullets fired at him.
Security cameras at a building across the street were rolling this morning, and police are hoping theyMore >
The rumor has now become official: Shiri Appleby is expecting her first child.
The child will be the first for both Appleby and fiancé Jon Shook, the owner of a restaurant in Los Angeles. He also co-authored “Two Dudes, One Pan: Maximum Flavor from a Minimalist Kitchen.”
We send our very best wishes to the couple!
See original here: Shiri Appleby: Pregnant with First Child!
An audio recording of President Obama speaking at Chicago’s Loyola University in 1998 has surfaced. In it, Obama outlines his belief in the redistribution of wealth.
Then-Illinois State Senator Obama spoke out against “propaganda” that said government doesn’t work and the need to use its means to help the less fortunate.
Obama discussed the need to “pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution.” Take a listen below …
The recording, leaked online Tuesday, is the obvious conservativeMore >
William Balfour will never be a free man again. A judge in Chicago made sure of that today.
The 31-year old who was found guilty in May of killing Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences today, appearing inside a courtroom and maintaining his innocence until the end.
Hudson was also present at the sentencing.
During the hearing, a judge looked directly at Balfour and told him: “Your soul is as barren as dark space.”
Balfour was convicted of triple murder, home innovation and residential burglary after he went into a jealous rage inMore >
Four guys. One girl. Four families. One broken heart.
Things got serious, emotional, cheesy and awkward as always on The Bachelorette as Emily Maynard went to her prospective husbands’ places of origin.
Arie, Chris, Jef and Sean each received a hero’s welcome and acquitted themselves well on make-or-break hometown dates, but only three roses were in play.
Who got the boot, and who’s on to the final three? Follow this link for all The Bachelorette spoilers we know, then read on for THG’s official +/- recap!
Over-under on the number of times the phrase “hometown date” is spoken tonight? 17.More >
Following the conviction of William Balfour for murdering three members of her family, Jennifer Hudson released a statement that passed along prayers to Balfour’s family and thanked her fans for their love and support.
At a charity event in New York for the Samsung Hope for Children last night, meanwhile, Hudson spoke out about the verdict for the first time.
“It’s definitely changed me and put me in the mindset of a mom, and, as before, it makes you think of the future of our children,” Hudson told E! News, bringing the topic back to the cause at hand and also her own charity, the JulianMore >
This week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, “Uncivil Union,” had nothing to do with the upcoming gay wedding and everything to do with the family drama between friends and siblings … what else is new.
We break down all the crass comments and wardrobe disasters in THG’s +/- recap!
Caroline’s brother Jaime is getting married to his partner Rich at their place in Chicago which looks like a cross between a Swiss chalet and a miniature golf course.
I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it but Plus 20 to the happy couple. Too bad the rest of their family and friends can’t followMore >
The world of fashion met the world of professional sports in Brooklyn today, as some of the NFL’s biggest stars gathered with representatives from Nike and Commissioner Roger Goodell to unveil new uniforms for the league.
Dubbed the Nike Elite 51, the shirts and pants are meant to be more elastic and lighter. As you can see by this Chicago Bears mockup, the actual look varies little:
“The performance is so important for the athletes,” Goodell said. “What we tried to do is innovate. Even if the look doesn’t change, there’s innovation… There’ll be more to come.”More >
As has become our post-debate tradition, here’s a highlight reel of last night’s Republican CNN gathering in Arizona … featuring Ron Paul and only Ron Paul.
He may be marginalized by the mainstream media, but he’s shown no signs of quitting the GOP race, and was dishing it out left and right Wednesday.
Like a boss.
In particular, Paul took it to Rick Santorum so hard over his federal spending record, some are speculating that he made an alliance with Mitt Romney.
It’s probably just that – speculation – but make no mistake, the Texas Congressman was on his game at last night’s RepublicanMore >
WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning was formally charged on Thursday ahead of a court-martial that could see the US soldier sentenced to life in prison.
Manning was charged with 22 crimes, the most serious of which is “aiding the enemy,” for allegedly turning over a trove of classified U.S. documents.
The information was later published by WikiLeaks in one of the most serious intelligence breaches in American history, and Manning has been charged accordingly.
The 24-year-old Manning is accused of passing along hundreds of thousands of military field reports fromMore >
Star Jones returned to The View Wednesday.
It was her first visit to the ABC talk show since her much talked-about departure in June 2006, and the topic was one of the first to come up yesterday.
“It was ugly. Everything. It was a bad emotional time. Nasty things were being said in the media,” Jones said after Barbara Walters brought up her exit.
At the time, Star Jones abruptly announced she was leaving The View on the air, then revealed she had in fact been fired by the daytime gab-fest.
“I wanted to go out on my own terms so that if I walked back hereMore >
George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.
A Maryland jury convicted him late Wednesday.
The UVA lacrosse murder case began in May 2010 and gained national attention, after Love, a popular, all-American athlete, was found dead at the school.
There were no obvious physical wounds. Huguely, 24, admitted to having an altercation with his ex, but his lawyer denied her death was intentional.
Huguely pleaded not guilty to six charges, including first-degree murder and felonyMore >
The Bachelor contestant Courtney Robertson may not be a fan favorite.
That’s the understatement of all time, actually, but her ex-boyfriend, Cavan Clark says that in real life, she’s different from how she appears on the series.
Cavan says that “unlike what you see on the show, she’s actually a nice girl, and getting a bad rap” based on the show’s editing and media coverage.
Not sure how a 53-minute trash talk montage can be explained away, but good to hear! Seriously though. 53 minutes, not including Monday’s episode:
“I still keep in touchMore >