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Miley Cyrus talks about finding herself and self-worth

A new ‘Lifetime’ interview with Miley Cyrus reveals the singer’s feelings about growing up, sex and being cool

Miley Cyrus has certainly grown up from the 12-year-old Disney star, bouncing around the television screen as Hannah Montana.

She has taken a lot of flak the past few years for being too sexy too soon, or for hanging out with the wrong crowd, or for having a picture of her taken doing something questionable, but what Miley Cyrus has actually been doing is growing up in front of our eyes—and doing things that a lot of teenagers do without cameras around.

Miley Cyrus went on Lifetime’s The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet recently to talk about her transformation from a young girl to young woman. Amanda de Cadanet got comfortable on Miley Cyrus’s couch to have a real conversation.

Miley Cyrus opened up about how she felt she had been trained in her interviews when she was younger and how she finally became aware of the things she was saying.

“I just got so set in the way of saying the same things I did when I was 12-years-old… I guess I kind of realized that my whole life isn’t one giant press junket. I don’t have to be smiling all the time and always have the perfect answer,” Miley Cyrus said.

She went on to add that she began to think about her answers and whether or not they were really how she felt, or if she had just said it for so long, she didn’t feel like changing her responses to the same questions.

Amanda de Cadanet and Miley Cyrus continued their conversation about individuality and the natural progression from young girl to young lady, and Amanda turned the conversation to how young girls today feel about sex.

“The girls that really base how much they’re worth on the sexual favors they can do for somebody, that makes me really sad. Because sex is actually really beautiful. It’s the only way we create, and it’s the only way the world keeps going. So, it’s ignorant to not talk to your kids about it or not make it seem as magical or cool as it actually is. They have a TV, so they know what sex is… Let them know that they wouldn’t be here without it… your worth is based on how you feel about yourself,” Miley Cyrus said.

Miley Cyrus also said that she sometimes wants to shake young girls who don’t have their priorities straight and ask them to meditate and take a hard look at their lives. Would they want to be friends with themselves?

“The people that you surround yourself with reflects a lot… I see the people that when I was in a sad point in my life and when I so just wanted to prove a point of, ‘I’m not who people think I am…’ They were cool… but I’m so sick of people trying to be too cool. Cool is so dumb,” Miley Cyrus said.

Although Miley Cyrus insists that she still feels lost a lot of the time, she certain appears to have grown into a young woman already. She turned heads (and raised a few eyebrows) Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards wearing a cleavage-baring Jean Paul Gaultier tuxedo jacket—with no pants, and no shirt underneath. While some people thought the look was too revealing, many people thought the look was perfectly executed.

“I just thought, ‘I love white on a white carpet.’ I thought it would be fun. I like that it’s a little boyish but still feminine,” Miley Cyrus said.

Mt Everest death toll rises to four, one still missing

As conditions cleared at Mt Everest’s summit this weekend, climbers raced to fulfill their dreams of making it to the peak

Mt. Everest claimed the lives of four climbers this weekend, and one more is missing after 150 climbers attempted to reach the summit of the world’s tallest peak.

It was the first stretch of clear weather during the spring climbing season, and climbers took advantage of the opportunity to hit the trails leading to the 29,029-foot peak of Mt. Everest.

Climbers crowded the trails, resulting in a “traffic jam.” As the weather cleared toward the summit of Mt. Everest, groups of climbers began moving toward the trails all at once. Climbers must turn back after a few hours, given that the window to reach the peak is a small one.

This weekend, climbers ran into a traffic jam. One Nepali mountaineering official reported that climbers were heading to the summit at 2:30 p.m., even though 11 a.m. is the latest start time recommended. Nepalese authorities acknowledged safety concerns but said they can’t turn any of the climbers away as they have received permits to climb within specific dates.

Mt. Everest claimed the lives of four of those climbers this weekend, including a 61 year-old German doctor named Eberhard Schaaf, Nepal-born Canadian Shriya Shah and South Korean mountaineer Song Won-bin.

Today, climbers reported discovering another body, that of Chinese climber Ha Wenyi, who had gone missing on Saturday.

The four climbers apparently died from exhaustion and altitude sickness, most likely a result of the traffic jam.

A Chinese national is still missing, but another missing man, a Nepalese Sherpa guide, returned safely to base camp Monday.

While Mt. Everest became the final challenge for several climbers Saturday, it was also the site of a record being broken. Tamae Watanbe, 73, became the oldest woman to scale the peak of Mt. Everest on Saturday. She broke her own record that she set a decade ago when she reached the summit at age 63.

Church sues woman for negative Google review

Oregon woman faces lawsuit with former church

A church is suing an Oregon woman who wrote a bad Google review.

The Beaverton, Ore. church, Beaverton Grace Bible, claimed that Julie Ann Smith posted the negative review about the church after the dismissal of a church employee.

Now, Pastor Charles O’Neal is suing Smith and her daughter for $500 thousand for defamation. O’Neal claims the review included words such as “creepy,” “cult,” “control tactics” and “spiritual abuse,” and says that these words constitute defmation, according to KATU-TV.

Smith told the television station, “I thought, I’m just going to post a review. We do it with restaurants and hotels and whatnot, and I thought, why not do it with this church?”

The original review was taken off of Google, but Smith posted this draft that she had saved on her computer on her website.

“Although this church touts to be ‘Beaverton Grace Bible’, the ‘grace’ word is lacking. This is more of a legalistic church where if you don’t do things their way (which is the ‘only’ way), you will have challenges. Beaverton Grace is famous for shunning former members/attendees without giving an explanation or following Biblical principles on disagreements.”

The lawsuit, however, alleges that Smith’s original review had a very different tone, quoting her as saying, “What we had was indoctrination… That is how cult leaders work. Don’t waste your precious lives and relationships being held emotionally / spiritually captive by this so-called church.”

The lawsuit also alleges that Smith wrote, “… how can she forget that her own beloved pastor knew about a sex offender in the church who had access to the nursery and children on a weekly basis and did not have any safeguards in place.”

Finally, the lawsuit alleges that Smith posted a message stating that, “This is a very destructive and disturbing “church.” … The extra-Biblical legalistic teaching is wrong. The gossip/slander, disclosure of what goes on in private counseling sessions, sex offenders having free reign in childrens’ [sic] areas with no disclosure to parents… This is not a safe place.”

Smith’s legal battles with the church continue, and the back-and-forth seems never-ending. Beaverton Grace Bible Church says, “the facts will show that this is not a free speech case,” while Smith wrote on her blog, “The story of spiritual abuse needs to be told. People are being hurt emotionally and spiritually by pastors who use bully tactics and we need a place to learn, to talk freely, and to heal. I will not be silenced.”

In addition to Smith, the church is suing her daughter and three other commenters.

Since the entire story is based around a Google review, it would be remiss not to comment on the church’s review page. The church has a one star rating (out of six possible) and 648 reviews, the majority of which are negative. Will Pastor Chuck start suing all 600 plus reviewers? More likely, the case will be dropped entirely due to the freedom of speech set forth in the First Amendment.

Justin Bieber drinks beer


Justin Bieber occasionally drinks beer.

Stop the press. This eighteen-year-old guy in the Hollywood scene occasionally has a drink.

“For me, it’s just like, I like to be in control of myself. I mean, I’ve had a beer, like, before… but I never get out of control,” Justin Bieber confessed to GQ.

Mind you, GQ was trying to get more adult confessions out of the kid than, “Justin Bieber drinks beer once in awhile.”

“I mean, I keep my guard up a lot, because you know, you can’t trust anyone in this business. That’s what’s sad. You can’t trust anybody. I learned that the hard way.”

Justin Bieber went on to say he doesn’t drink to the point of being drunk because he knows what is expected of him. Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber’s manager, said that Justin Bieber, “knows that I hold him to a high standard. He doesn’t want to blow it.”

Justin Bieber may enjoy the occasional adult beverage, but that’s not the only sign of the Biebs growing up.  Justin Bieber touched on other topics that have led people to believe he is growing up with his feet planted solidly on the ground.

Of course, it says a lot for him that he can admit to doing something he knows could land him in hot water with the parents of younger fans, and some fans themselves, and it says even more about his character that he chooses not to allow himself to get out of control. But when one of Justin Bieber’s entourage made fun of Kim Kardashian, the young adult came to the 31 year-old’s defense.

“You guys are so mean, bro. People say she doesn’t do anything; she actually does do stuff. She works hard,” Justin Bieber reportedly scolded.

Well, I guess this is growing up.

Just after Justin Bieber’s beer confessions became public knowledge, the singer’s celebrity girlfriend Selena Gomez posted a picture on Facebook. The picture shows the adorable former Disney star shooting a gun at a shooting range in Bulgaria where she’s currently filming a movie.

“Releasing some stress,” she wrote after uploading the photo.

Rumors have been buzzing around that Justin Bieber plans to visit Selena Gomez on set in Bulgaria. Can we speculate that they might share a beer? 

The full interview with Justin Bieber can be caught in the June issue of GQ.

NATO summit brings world dignitaries, protesters to Chicago

Chicagoans, prepare yourselves for one crazy weekend

The NATO summit will descend upon Chicago this weekend, bringing dignitaries from more than 50 nations and thousands of demonstrators to the heart of the Second City.

Along with creating a weekend-long traffic jam, and endless train delays and cancellations, the NATO summit in Chicago will bring a chance for voices to be heard around McCormick Place.

Chicago is bracing for major protests as the NATO summit arrives. Protestors have already taken to the streets to make their voices heard on an assortment of issues. Among the most common grievances; spending money on war while our home front suffers from home foreclosures, schools being closed, and schools that have remained open that do not receive proper funding.

A group of war veterans will return their service medals in protest of the “War on Terror.”

While all this is going on outside McCormick Place, inside the NATO summit will make Chicago the forefront of world news—as if the thousands of protestors weren’t working on that already.

If you haven’t been living amidst NATO summit talks in Chicago over the past several months, or maybe you have been in Chicago but have no idea why parts of major roads are going to be closed this weekend, here are some things to know about the NATO summit.

First of all, for those arriving in Chicago, transportation will be a nightmare. Metra commuters will have delays and restrictions all weekend, the South Shore Line will be limited, parts of major highways will be shut down, the Cubs-Sox series in Wrigleyville will make the Red Line a nightmare, and don’t expect to find any street parking.

For those outside the loop (no pun intended) of NATO summit action, relax and take in the news from the Midwest. This weekend’s NATO summit in Chicago will focus on a few key issues.

The summit will discuss NATO’s military mission in Afghanistan from a combat role to an advisory role next year, and while NATO had planned a gradual withdrawal of combat forces by a 2015 deadline, France’s newly elected Socialist President Francois Hollande complicates the plan. He had campaigned on a promise to pull French troops by the end of 2012.

The NATO summit will also discuss modernizing military equipment, a shortcoming for which the United States often foots the bill. A missile defense shield for Europe will also be discussed. The shield is partly completed, but since Russia opposes the missile defense system, President Vladimir Putin will not attend the summit.

Whether you’re in Chicago or not, this weekend is sure to be history in the making. Major decisions will be made by world powers, the voices of the 99 percent will not be stifled, and…. wait, the next train isn’t coming for another four hours?

Preakness Stakes to be run this Saturday: Will this be the year of a Triple Crown winner?

Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another is the second favorite for the Preakness

The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown, will be run this Saturday in Baltimore.

The Preakness follows the Kentucky Derby in the race for the Triple Crown with the Belmont Stakes following.  As opposed to the Derby’s “Run for the Roses,” the Preakness has been dubbed the “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans.” The black-eyed Susan is Maryland’s state flower, but the race also received this name because a blanket of yellow and black flowers is placed around the winner’s neck.

Unfortunately, black-eyed Susans don’t bloom until nearly two months after the Preakness Stakes. Black-eyed Susans, therefore, are not actually used for the blanket. According to a radio story by WAMU, the American University radio station, daisies were originally used with their centers painted black until a type of chrysanthemums that closely resemble the black-eyed Susan were decided to be a better substitute.

The flower that is used has 50 petals as opposed to the black-eyed Susan that has no more than 21. But sewn onto a blanket, the effect is beautiful, and the differences are too subtle to notice.

At this year’s Preakness Stakes, I’ll Have Another has nothing to do with the number of mint juleps consumed at the Kentucky Derby. I’ll Have Another was the horse that took the blanket of roses in the first leg of the Triple Crown, and the horse has been named the second favorite in the Preakness.

I’ll Have Another ran down Bodemeister for the first jewel of the Triple Crown, but Bodemeister, run by five-time Preakness winner Bob Baffert, was chosen as the favorite. Bodemeister received the No. 7 post in the 11-horse field while I’ll Have Another is in the No. 9 post.

Bob Baffert said he was thrilled to get the No. 7 post, stating, “With [Bodemeister], anything in the middle would be fine. With the Preakness, you just don’t want to be stuck on the inside where you have to use your horse a little bit. The Derby winner drew really well, also,” Baffert added of I’ll Have Another.

It looks like an exciting match-up between the horse run by the five-time Preakness winner and the winner of the Kentucky Derby. If I’ll Have Another takes this second race, he will have a chance to be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

To win the Triple Crown, a horse must win all three of the races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Only eleven horses have ever won the Triple Crown.

These races are run by three-year-old Thoroughbred horses, so each horse only has one year to contend for the Triple Crown.

Contenders in the Preakness include, in order of post, Tiger Walk (30-1 odds), Teeth of the Dog (15-1), Pretension (30-1), Zetterholm (20-1), Went the Day Well (6-1), Creative Cause (6-1), Bodemeister (8-5), Daddy Nose Best (12-1), I’ll Have Another (5-2), Optimizer (30-1) and Cozzetti (30-1).

Like the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness has its own unique traditions. After the race is run, the colors of the winning owner’s silks are painted onto the jockey and horse on the weather vane at the top of the infield structure.

Spectators also sing Maryland, My Maryland, instead of My Old Kentucky Home as they did two weeks ago.

As the Preakness draws near, buzz is circulating about the top two favorites for this year’s race. Will owner Bodemeister lead Bob Baffert to his sixth Preakness win? Or will 2012 be the year of a Triple Crown winner? We will find out this weekend after the 1 3/16 mile Run for the Black-Eyed Susans (chrysanthemums).

Flesh eating bacteria affects second victim as GA student continues her battle

South Carolina new mother of twins is the second person this month to be affected, Georgia student still improving

A flesh-eating bacteria claimed 24 year-old Georgia grad student Aimee Copeland’s leg two weeks ago, and now a South Carolina mom is fighting a flesh-eating bacteria as well.

The second case of flesh-eating bacteria was reported just days after Lana Kuykendall, 36, gave birth to twins on May 7. Doctors have since removed dead skin and tissue from both of her legs.

Lana Kuykendall, a paramedic, noticed a bruise on her leg and believed it to be a blood clot. She and her husband, Darren, raced to the hospital, and within 90 minutes, Lana was in surgery.

The flesh-eating bacteria that caused Lana’s necrotizing fasciitis may be different bacteria than that that caused the same disease in Aimee Copeland.

Lana had a normal pregnancy, and although she needed blood, the delivery went normally. Both of the twins are healthy.

Lana noticed the day after her delivery that her legs were sore, and she couldn’t stand or walk. However, tests didn’t reveal any problems, so the Kuykendalls went home.

The “bruise” appeared the next day, starting off the size of Lana’s palm, quickly growing to cover her whole leg by the time she made it to the operating room.

The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation has reported that people have developed the condition through experiences such as having a C-section or natural childbirth, abdominal surgery, broken leg, cuts or scratches.

The disease occurs when flesh eating bacteria enter the body and emit toxins that destroy soft tissue, which becomes gangrenous and must be removed, according to the foundation.

The bacteria that causes necrotizing fasciitis in common in the environment but rarely cause a serious infection. When it do, the body’s immune system is almost always able to fight it off.

However, if the bacteria finds its way into the bloodstream, aggressive medical attention is needed quickly. The bacteria can get into the bloodstream through cuts, as happened to Aimee Copeland, or even through a bruise or other internal bleeding as appears to be the case with Lana Kuykendall.

So far, Lana has undergone four surgeries with a possible fifth on the way. Doctors have not had to amputate any limbs, and they believe the spread of the flesh-eating bacteria has ceased.

Lana’s twins are being taken care of by friends and family while she recovers. While this new mom’s episode with flesh-eating bacteria is frightening, it gives hope to those who have been following the case of Aimee Copeland over past weeks.

Aimee Copeland is still in intensive care at an Augusta, GA hospital, and she is relying on a ventilator to breathe. But, she’s now smiling, even laughing according to her family and mouthing, “I love you.”

Aimee Copeland contracted a flesh-eating bacteria during an accident on a homemade zip line on May 1. The zip line snapped, causing Aimee to fall and cut open her left calf. Doctors closed the gash with 22 staples, but the flesh-eating bacteria that burrowed deep into the wound caused the rare but deadly infection Aimee is suffering from now.

Medications meant to keep Aimee calm have blurred her memory of the accident. She can’t remember the events that led to her run-in with the flesh-eating bacteria and that landed her in the hospital. When she regained consciousness Friday, she mouthed the words, “Where am I?”

“I don’t know that she’s aware yet that she’s lost her left leg,” her father Andy Copeland said. “It’s going to be sweet because she finally, we can communicate with her. But at the same time, it’s going to be bitter because there will be certain things revealed to her that will be painful.”

Aimee Copeland has already beat the odds by surviving the flesh eating bacteria infection. The fatality rate is upward of 60 percent according to a report published by the Clinical Microbiology Reviews.

A blood drive held for Aimee Tuesday drew so many donors that people were actually turned away.

Aimee Copeland continues to do better, communicating through a lip-reading game with her family, which often leads to laughter for the entire family. Aimee’s father has continued to update a blog he has kept to keep people informed about Aimee’s condition. His messages are full of hope and thankfulness, and even promising moments that once seemed like ordinary conversation that are now milestones for the Copeland family.

“Unlike before, she doesn’t ask where she is or how she got there,” Andy Copeland wrote. “She asks how Paige’s [Aimee’s sister] boyfriend is doing.”

Aimee’s father has urged others not to use homemade zip lines, saying to leave zip-line building to the professionals. The flesh-eating bacteria that affected his daughter is common in warm climates and in fresh water, like the Little Tallapoosa river where Aimee and her friends were zip lining.

Both the Copelands and the Kuykendalls are holding tight to hope, faith and family as they continue to watch these two courageous women battle the flesh-eating bacteria and overcome the staggering odds against them. 

John Mayer is back: a new album, a new outlook on life and becoming an adult

You had noticed he’s been gone, right?

John Mayer is back.

He’s been avoiding the press for about two years. Hadn’t you noticed?

John Mayer stuck his foot in his mouth during “some dumb interviews” (as he is now calling them) a couple of years back, and he decided to then take a couple of years to do a little growing up.

John Mayer commented on his 2006-07 relationship with Jessica Simpson in a 2010 interview with Playboy. He told the magazine:

“That girl, for me, is a drug. And drugs aren’t good for you if you do lots of them. Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me… Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm…”

Also in 2010, John Mayer publicly spoke about his failed relationship with Jennifer Aniston, blaming their breakup in part on his tweeting habits.

“She saw my involvement in technology as a courting distraction. And I always said, “These are the new rules.”… I’ll always be sorry that it didn’t last. In some ways I wish I could be with her. But I can’t change the fact that I need to be 32,” John Mayer said in that interview.

After those two explosive interviews, John Mayer decided to take a couple years off and spent some time maturing in Bozeman, Mont. Tuesday, John Mayer told Ellen Degeneres about his hiatus and the time leading up to it.

“It was a very strange time and it sort of rocketed me into adulthood. It was a violent crash into being an adult. For a couple of years it was just figuring it all out, and I’m glad I actually stayed out of the spotlight. Because I think back then I would of said, ‘Give me two weeks or let me get out and do Ellen and let me explain myself.’ It was like, ‘No, idiot. Go away and be 33 and 34 instead of 28 for the fourth year,” John Mayer told the talk show host.

On his choice to move to Montana, John Mayer said, “The question ‘Why Montana’ is the answer,” he said. “Why not be happy after awhile? You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself to be happy, sometimes you never remember to actually get happy. So I remembered how to get happy.”

It would appear that John Mayer is stepping back into the limelight to reestablish himself in the music industry, and what better way to do that than with a new album? The newest album by John Mayer, Born and Raised, will be released May 22. This will be his first album since Battle Studies in 2009.

John Mayer had to scale back promotion for the new album and cancel some shows in March after some vocal cord issues. He told Ellen that the problems weren’t a health concern, but he explained the somewhat graphic details of the procedure.

“They cut this thing out of your throat and then they inject your vocal cords with Botox, which freezes your vocal cords so that this thing can heal without smacking up against the other side. I just need more Botox next time,” John Mayer said.

Oh John. You can outgrow your Shadow Days, but apparently you can’t outgrow “TMI.”

Pooh Corner plus a Rolling Stone equals one epic landmark up for sale

Cotchford Farm goes on the market for $3.2 million

Pooh Corner was the fictional home where Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too) had their adventures, but in real life, Pooh Corner was Cotchford Farm where A.A. Milne lived and spun his tales about a boy, his bear and a cast of other stuffed-with-fluff friends. Pooh Corner is also where Milne raised his son, Christopher Robin.

And then, Brian Jones moved in and made Pooh Corner a rock n’ roll historical landmark.

In 1969, Brian Jones, one of the founding members of the Rolling Stones, was kicked out of the band for being out of control—yes, you can be too out of control for the Stones. Less than a month later, in July, Jones was found floating dead in his pool at Cotchford Farm.

Today, Pooh Corner is up for sale. This piece of literary and rock n’ roll history can be yours for a mere $3.2 million. For the price, you become neighbors with Poohsticks Bridge (its actual name) and the Hundred Acre Wood (real name Ashdown Forest, and measuring 500 acres). You also become the owner of Brian Jones’ pool.

This is the first time in more than 40 years that the house at Pooh Corner has been for sale.

Pooh Corner (okay, it’s called Cotchford Farm, but come on. It will always be Pooh Corner) boasts six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, oak-paneled dining room, split-level drawing room, and of course, the heated pool.

The grounds and gardens that became a story book setting are set on 9.5 acres.

Pooh Corner is located in East Sussex, England and dates back to the 16th century.

A sundial on the property, which was commissioned by A.A. Milne’s wife Daphne as a gift to her husband, features the characters carved into the base, seemingly dancing around. Owl, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga, the entire band of friends are all on the dial. The sundial reads, “This warm and sunny spot belongs to Pooh / And here he wonders what it’s time to do.”

A couple of things to keep in mind when wandering on the grounds at Pooh Corner: If someone shouts “Hallooo” don’t look up. It’s probably a “jagular” waiting to drop on you. Second, walk, don’t run, by the pool.

Sarah Hyland of 'Modern Family' reveals kidney transplant at age 21

Young actress is recovering during show’s summer hiatus

Sarah Hyland, the actress who plays Hayley Dunphy on ABC’s Modern Family, has quietly been fighting a lifelong battle with kidney dysplasia.

Sarah Hyland, 21, told Seventeen magazine that she underwent a kidney transplant on April 13. Sarah Hyland was recovering from surgery at the time of the interview, and she told the magazine that she got her new kidney from her dad.

“You know that family is always going to be there for you—no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin’ kidney!” she told Seventeen.

Sarah Hyland has been in physical pain a lot of the time during filming the hit ABC show. She told Good Morning America that her personal health problems frequently carry over into Hayley Dunphy’s life.

“I try and make it so that Haley is always sitting down,” she told GMA. “If you notice, she’s always sitting down a lot… or leaning and texting. When Haley walks up the stairs that’s like my work out for the week.”

Sarah Hyland has been coping with the pain since she was diagnosed at the age of nine.

Sarah Hyland is currently dating actor Matt Prokop, who guest starred on Modern Family last week when the Dunphy-Pritchetts made their magical trip to Disneyland, a trip expected of every to-be classic sitcom.

Matt Prokop has reportedly been very supportive of his girlfriend during her recovery. Sarah Hyland said, “He helps me with my medication and takes me to doctor appointments and all the stuff that I need to do to take care of myself. Any other 21 year-old guy would not be there, I guarantee it. I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have him be there for me.”

Sarah Hyland says that her illness is the reason she is who she is today. “If you ask, ‘Why me?’, well, why not you? You know? It makes you the person that you are today.”

Sarah Hyland plans to spend the show’s summer hiatus recovering from her recent surgery.