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Taylor Armstrong announces book on abuse from late husband

Armstrong says she didn’t feel safe until late husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide

After a tumultuous season and the suicide of her husband, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong has announced she is coming out with a book.

Through season 2 of “Housewives,” Armstrong has come forward about a physically and emotionally abusive relationship with her late husband Russell Armstrong. The reality star has revealed photographs of a black eye injury and has stated that her appearance on Bravo’s reality show made have inadvertently saved her life, ABCNews.com reports.

Now, three months after Russell Armstrong’s suicide by hanging himself, she’s publishing a book about it that she says could only have been made possible with his death.

In a statement to ABCNews.com Thursday, Armstrong says:

“I wish I could have been able to tell my story before now…But, until my husband Russell’s suicide, I didn’t feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.

“I discussed my book Monday night for the first time on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live.’ The overwhelming response from viewers and their outpourings of support has been gratifying. From the bottom of my heart, I believe if my book can help others find the courage to deal with the pain and fear of their abusive relationships, I will have made a real difference in their lives.”

Armstrong’s book, “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding Courage Within,” comes out February 7.

Armstrong broke down in tears on Monday’s Bravo show “Watch What Happens Live,” and told host Andy Cohen that she was “a trainwreck” during the most recent episode of “Housewives” and admitted that during the filming of the current season, “I was losing my mind.”

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Dianna Agron, Sebastian Stan split

Source says the “Glee” actress was too jealous of other women

Dianna Agron is single again.

The “Glee” actress and her “Captain America: The First Avenger” boyfriend Sebastian Stan have split.

Agron, 25, and Stan, 28, first began dating in late May, just motnhs after Agron had a very nasty public split from ex Alex Pettyfer, Us Weekly reports. Agron and Pettyfer costarred in “I am Number Four.”

A source told Us Weekly that Agron and Stan broke up because she was “super jealous” of any woman who appeared to close to the former “Gossip Girl” actor.

The source told Us, “She was always worried that he was cheating on her while he was away filming. But he never would!”

According to The New York Post’s Page Six, the long distance relationship became too hard on Agron. A source told the Post, “Dianna’s coming to New York for Christmas with her mom, so they might rekindle the flame.”

While Agron dated former co-star Pettyfer, Stan has previously been linked to “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester.

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Kevin Federline hospitalized

Federline suffers heat stress on site of new reality show

Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline suffered a health scare while filming a reality weight loss show in Australia last month.

The former back-up dancer was taken to a local hospital when he suffered from “heat stress.”

Federline is in Australia filming “Excess Baggage,” a weight-loss program that will air on the Nine Network next year, according to Adrian Motte, a rep for the show who confirmed the incident.

Motte said, “Our first shoot was in November in the Kimberley region in Outback Western Australia, widely regarded as one of the most remote and hostile parts of the country. During the shoot, under advice from the show’s medic, Kevin was taken to the hospital as he was showing signs of heat stress.”

November is the hottest month of the year in the region, with daytime temperatures averaging more than 100 degrees.

According to Motte, Federline, 33, quickly rebounded from the setback. Motte said, “He resumed filming in the Kimberley shortly after and is currently continuing on with the show.”

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Sinead O'Connor Marries Barry Herridge

Irish singer marries for the fourth time

Sinead O’Connor is single no more.

The singer married fiancé Barry Herridge, 38, on her birthday at Las Vegas’ Little White Chapel Thursday. Does that sound familiar? It’s the same spot where Britney Spears and Jason Alexander married in 2004.

It is the fourth marriage for the 45-year-old singer, whose ex-husbands are music producer John Reynolds, journalist Nicholas Sommerlad and musician Steve Cooney.

O’Connor wore a pale pink dress to match her pink convertible for the drive-through ceremony. An eye witness told Us Weekly O’Connor chose the location because she “wanted a rock ‘n’ roll style wedding.”

The witness reports that after the couple exchanged their vows, “the staff at the chapel sang her ‘Happy Birthday,’ and she started to tear up a little. They were on their own and did not have any family or friends.”

On her blog, the Irish singer said the wedding was “too glorious for words.”
The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer promised to give fans a full update on Sunday because “for now…it’s a bit of a ‘Can’t. Talk. C*ck. In. Mouth.’ situation.”

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"American Psycho" Remake?

Lionsgate in talks to remake 2000 thriller

Lionsgate is currently working on a remake of “American Psycho” and has hired Noble Jones to write and direct the film.

This will mark Jones’ feature directorial debut, MovieWeb reports.

The original film starred Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, an affluent investment banker in the 1980s, who moonlights as a serial killer.

Jones pitched a new take of the film to the studio, which explores how Patrick Bateman adjusts to New York City in the 21st Century.

The remake has not yet been given the go-ahead by Lionsgate, and is still in the early stages of development.

Jones, a protégé of director David Fincher, has directed several commercials and music videos. He worked as a second unit director on Fincher’s Oscar-nominated film, “The Social Network.”

The original “American Psycho” was released in 2000. Bale’s co-stars were Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Chloe Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis and Matt Ross.

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Sandusky's wife defends husband in sex abuse case

Dottie Sandusky maintains her husband’s innocence

In the midst of a slew of child abuse allegations, former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has at least one strong supporter – his wife.

Dottie Sandusky said Thursday that the accusations made against her husband are false and that his accusers are making up stories, including one suggesting that she was home while Sandusky attacked a boy who screamed for help, the Associated Press reports.

Mrs. Sandusky’s comments are the first she has made since her husband was arrested last month and accused of molesting boys he met through the charity he founded for troubled youth.

Sandusky is facing more than 50 charges and has maintained his innocence.

According to the Associated Press, Mrs. Sandusky released a statement through her husband’s lawyer following a grand jury report that held the claims of two new accusers, one of whom says he cried out for her help.

“I am so sad anyone would make such a terrible accusation which is absolutely untrue. We don’t know why these young men have made these false accusations, but we want everyone to know they are untrue,” she said in the statement.

Mrs. Sandusky has raised six adopted children and said she has been “shocked and dismayed” by the claims.

On Thursday, Sandusky was released after a night in jail when he posted bail stemming from the latest child sex abuse charges filed against him. Sandusky faces criminal accusation from 10 young men who claim he molested them when they were boys in his home, on Penn State property and elsewhere. The accusations have raised criticism that Penn State officials didn’t do enough to stop the alleged assaults.

The Big Ten conference announced Thursday that it would review the Penn State scandal and reserved the right to hand down sanctions pending its findings.

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Kirk Douglas turns 95!

Iconic star celebrates milestone birthday

Happy Birthday Kirk Douglas!

Douglas, best known for his roles in movies such as “Spartacus,” “Out of the Past” and “Lust for Life” and for being father to actor/director Michael Douglas, turns 95 on Friday.

Douglas was born to Russian-Jewish parents in Amsterdam, N.Y., in 1916. At Saint Lawrence University he became a champion wrestler, but he slowly became interested in acting, which led him to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He served in the Navy from 1941 to 1945. His first role was in the 1946 film “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers.”

Douglas and his second wife, Anne, have been married for almost 60 years.

Douglas was nominated for an Academy Award three times and never won, but was given an honorary Oscar in 1995. Among his many other awards is the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his longstanding but not well known service as a Goodwill Ambassador for the State Department.

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NBA rejects three-team, multi-player trade

Trade involving Chris Paul and Lamar Odom shut down by Commissioner

As three National Basketball Association teams attempted to pull off a multi-player trade, the NBA, spearheaded by Commissioner David Stern, shut it down.

In a complicated deal, the New Orleans Hornets were sending Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, who in turn were sending Lamar Odom to the Hornets and Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets. Houston would then send Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic and draft picks to the Hornets.

The NBA quickly ended the deal by refusing to approve the trades. An NBA spokesperson told Yahoo that owners “didn’t kill the deal.” It was killed for “basketball reasons.”

Whatever the cause, it has left many players in a state of instability as they report for training camp Friday.

Odom said to the Los Angeles Times, “I guess that means I’m a Laker if the trade didn’t go through. I don’t know what to do for the Lakers. I’m even weirded out by the league for doing what they did. I don’t know what to do.”

Odom said he was surprised by the trade, saying that he thought it was “a lie” when he first heard about it.

After it was announced that the deal was off, Paul tweeted, “WoW.”

Dan Gilbert of the Cleveland Cavaliers was among team owners who pushed Stern to shut down the deal. Gilbert called the proposed trade a “travesty” in an e-mail to Stern and urged that it be put to a vote by the league’s 29 owners. Business Week reports.

The NBA’s 66-game season begins Dec. 25.

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Va. Tech: Gunman in shooting wasn't a student

Ballistics tests match weapon used to kill officer to second death on campus

As the investigation of the fatal shooting of a Virginia Tech police officer continues, university spokesman Larry Hincker said Friday that the shooter was not a student, the Associated Press reports.

Officer Deriek W. Crouse was shot dead in his parked cruiser Thursday, causing officials to lock down the university while police and SWAT teams searched for the shooter. Police announced Friday that ballistics tests confirmed that the weapon used to kill Crouse was also used to shoot a second man found dead on campus.

In-car video from the officer’s cruiser shows a male suspect with a handgun at Crouse’s car at the time of the shooting. Authorities have no identified the gun and say they don’t know what motivated the killing or whether there was a link between the shooter and Crouse, according to the Associated Press.

Crouse was an Army veteran and married father of five. He joined the campus police force in October 2007.

Thursday’s shootings has brought back memories to the school of its 2007 shootings, in which a gunman left 33 people dead and 25 wounded. It was one of the worst shootings in U.S. history.

Thursday’s shootings occurred the same day Virginia Tech officials were in Washington fighting a federal government fine over their handling of the 2007 massacre.

About 150 students gathered silently for a candlelight vigil on a field facing the memorial for 2007 victims, the Associated Press reports. An official vigil is planned for Friday night.

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Kate Gosselin runs in marathon

“Kate Plus 8” star runs in Las Vegas marathon

Kate Gosselin may no longer be the star of “Kate Plus 8,” but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t kept busy.

The mother of eight just completed her first marathon. According to RadarOnline, Gosselin, 36, ran in the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Las Vegas Sunday.

Gosselin tweeted Sunday morning, “Woke up&realized its M DAY!…Some fear but mostly excitement! I’m carbed up&mostly rdy…tired of thinking @ it…so let’s run already!”

Gosselin wore a shirt that read “Finishing is Winning” on the front and “My First 26.2 For All the Nonbelievers” on the back.

Gosselin’s latest gig has been blogging about bargain hunting for CouponCabin.com
The latest Gosselin rumors has been that the reality star mom has had a facelift.

She has denied the accusations.

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