Kevin Smith Reveals 43-Lb Weight Loss After ‘Massive’ Heart Attack

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Kevin Smith after his 43 lb weight loss. Courtesy Kevin Smith/Instagram

Looking good! Kevin Smith updated fans on his health and revealed that he’s close to his goal of losing 50 lbs since suffering a heart attack in February.

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“Today, I am down a total of 43 pounds! Only 7 more pounds until I’ve shed the 50 my doctor told me to lose following the heart attack,” the Weight Watchers ambassador, 47, captioned an Instagram pic on Wednesday, June 13, crediting magician Penn Jillette and Ray Cronise for kickstarting his weight loss, and Weight Watchers for helping him slim down. “This #wwambassador is now at the absolute thinnest I’ve been since I finished high school! And while I may look a little better, I FEEL f—king fantastic! It’ll be a few weeks, but I’m ready to lose that final 7 points! And when I hit my goal, I’ll let you know where I started.”

Smith made headlines in February after revealing that he experienced a “massive” heart attack backstage at an L.A. comedy show. He recently showed off his weight loss in May, telling his 1.2 million Instagram followers that he’s lost 32 lbs since the traumatic experience.

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The filmmaker previously opened up about his weight loss journey exclusively to Us Weekly back in April.

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“For me, food was not like fuel. It wasn’t, like, you eat food because it powers your body and you move on,” he said at the time. “I’m an American who grew up in the ‘70s when America figured out, if we start putting more sugar in everything, they’ll buy it. So sugar starts showing up in the bread and everything.”

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Smith added that he didn’t think he was having a heart attack when it happened, given that he lost 85 lbs three years ago after cutting sugar out of his diet entirely. “I was sweaty, I thought I couldn’t catch my breath, I felt nauseated, but I didn’t think of those as heart attack symptoms,” he explained. “I couldn’t piece it together, but that’s me being incredibly stupid because my mom has two stents in her heart and my father died of a massive heart attack at 67.”

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Kevin Smith: Smoking Weed Saved My Life!

Back in February, Kevin Smith suffered a heart attack that nearly claimed his life.

Fortunately, the beloved filmmaker pulled through, and these days, he's up and about, and once again meeting the many demands of his still-thriving media empire.

Smith updated fans on his condition throughout his recovery, noting that he rapidly lost 17 pounds after switching to a mostly plant-based diet.

Yes, the man who created such characters as Bluntman & Chronic and who hosts a web series called Fatman on Batman might not seem like the most likely health guru, but Smith has been to the brink and turned things around.

And while he admits that some of his vices led to the slow deterioration of his health, there's one indulgence that may have literally saved his life.

Smith appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, and he shared the tale of receiving some very surprising news from his physician.

It seems Smith was in New York to perform a stand-up set when the attack occurred, and his pre-show herbal relaxation ceremony wound up making the difference between life and death.

"I asked my doctor like after this was all done, I was like, 'I hate to ask this question, man, but did I have a heart attack because of the weed? Because I smoked a joint right before the show,'" Smith told the audience.

"No. In fact, quite the opposite," Smith recalled the doctor saying.

"That weed saved your life."

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"He said, you kept calm…they told you [you] were going through stuff and you kept calm the whole time, so that joint saved your life," Smith told said. 

"I'm putting that on a T-shirt," the 47-year-old concluded.

We're guessing that's one item of merchandise that would prove very popular with Smith's fans.


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Kevin Hart Embraces His Cheating Scandal In J. Cole’s Kevin’s Heart Music Video — Watch!

Kevin Hart knows you still can’t stop talking about his cheating scandal!

We guess that’s why he chose to star as his chastised self in the music video for J. Cole‘s Kevin’s Heart, which was inspired by the comedian’s infamous infidelity turned extortion plot last year.

Watch (above) to see if Kevin learned his lesson!


Kevin McHale Comes Out as Gay, Cites Ariana Grande as Inspiration

Kevin McHale has an announcement to make.

And a singer to thank.

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The 29-year old actor, best known for having played the role of Artie Abrams throughout the duration of Glee on Fox, took to Twitter on Friday and confirmed his homosexuality.

The star says he’s gay.

And he’s provided an unexpected shout-out to Ariana Grande for giving him the confidence to make this declaration.

“#NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT. Ty @ArianaGrande,” McHale Tweeted this afternoon, adding:

“I’d like to request a remix with @JanetJackson. ty for ur time. @ArianaGrande.”

Fans and television viewers have speculated about McHale’s personal life and sexual preference ever since he started sharing pictures of himself with someone on social media.

Someone many presumed to be his boyfriend, that is.

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McHale did not reference this individual or this cause for speculation in his post.

But he did express his affection for Grande’s new single on his Instagram Story.

“There goes my life,” he captioned a screenshot of the song.

“No Tears Left to Cry” is the first track released by Grande since the Manchester bombing last year.

The young artist was on stage in May when an explosive was detonated near the exits of Manchester Arena in England, killing over 20 concert attendees.

“Ain’t got no tears in my body/I ran out, but boy, I like it, I like it, I like it,” she sings in the single, adding in the chorus:

Right now, I’m in a state of mind/I wanna be in, like, all the time.

Ain’t got no tears left to cry/ So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up (oh yeah).

I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up.

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McHale, meanwhile, has been showered with love and praise on social media since the tweet that announced his sexuality.

“Y’all have no clue how much I am living for this coming out if that’s what it is,” one fan tweeted.

Another added: “No heartfelt speeches, just normalcy. Isn’t it refreshing?”

McHale played AIDS activist Bobbi Campbell in the ABC miniseries “When We Rise.”

Prior to Glee, he had appeared on episodes of The Office, True Blood and Zoey 101.

We salute McHale for coming out, as he’s now joined the following celebrities that have made similar announcements over the years:

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UPDATE: We’ve learned that McHale’s rumored boyfriend is actor Austin McKenzie.

He also had a role in “When We Rise.”

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Los Angeles Prosecutors Are Reviewing Kevin Spacey’s Sexual Assault Case

Los Angeles County prosecutors say they are reviewing a sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey.

District Attorney’s office spokesman Greg Risling said Wednesday that sheriff’s investigators presented the allegations to prosecutors on April 5. No additional details were provided.

British media have reported that the 58-year-old actor is also under police investigation for sexual assault in London.

The Academy Award winner was first publicly accused of sexual misconduct in October. He quickly lost roles in the film “All the Money in the World” and the TV show “House of Cards,” and future projects were shelved.

Spacey apologized to his first public accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, and his representatives have said he was seeking unspecified treatment.

Spacey’s representative Laura Johnson declined comment in an email.


Kate Mara Found Kevin Spacey’s Sexual Misconduct Scandal ‘Very Shocking & Devastating’

Like many of us, Kate Mara was totally blindsided by the sexual misconduct allegations made against Kevin Spacey.

For a recent interview with The New York Times, the House Of Cards alum was asked to comment on her former costar’s epic Hollywood ousting. In case you forgot, the Oscar winner checked himself into a treatment facility after he was hit with numerous allegations of misconduct.

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However, it seems that the 58-year-old didn’t show his predatory side to his ex on-screen flame, as Kate said she found the news “very shocking and devastating.” Per Miz Mara, she only ever had an “amazing experience” working with Kevin.

Specifically, the 35-year-old shared:

“I had a really amazing experience on that show for the 13 episodes I was on it… that whole thing to me to this day is very shocking and devastating all around.”

Ahhh, if only Spacey could’ve treated everyone with this kind of respect.

Despite the scandal, it appears that Kate is excited to see how Netflix wraps up the political drama’s final season. As you surely know, amid the controversy, the streaming service fired Kevin and handed the reins over to Spacey’s on-screen wife, Robin Wright.

Understandably, Wright’s HOC peers are rallying around her. Case in point, this is what the Chappaquiddick actress stated:

“Oh my God, I will tell you that from day 1, I’ve been waiting for Robin to take over! There’s nobody like her.”

Hear! Hear! We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Still, it’ll be inneresting to see if Kevin ever tries to worm his way back to Tinseltown. Would Kate EVER work with him again?? We guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

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Guess How Kevin Federline Spent His 40th Birthday Amid Child Support Battle With Britney Spears…

It was Kevin Federline‘s 40th birthday this week, and he decided to keep the party going all through the weekend… by heading out to the most predictable place you could imagine him to be!

Britney Spears‘ ex — who, oh by the way, is in the middle of a big child support battle with her right now — took friends to just the kind of place you’d expect a guy fighting a child custody battle to be. (Not!)

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That’s right — on Saturday night, Federline and friends enjoyed his 40th festivities at Crazy Horse III, the world-renowned strip club in Las Vegas! So predictable!!!

See that picture up top?! Well, here’s the full version (below):

Ha! Nothing quite like $ 100 bills with your face on them to keep it classy while you’re out at the strip club.

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Isn’t that, like, the last thing you want to be seeing doing in the middle of a public, drawn-out child support battle??

Just sayin’… thoughts???

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Britney Spears ‘Angry’ Over Child Support Battle With Kevin Federline

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Since he has custody of their sons Sean Preston, 12, and Jayden James, 11, the rapper, 39, is requesting an increase to his monthly $ 20,000 in child support “to recognize the sacrifices he’s made,” reveals a source. “He could have threatened to cut off access to the kids, but has not.”

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Spears, who raked in more than $ 137 million during her Las Vegas residency, doesn’t buy his reasoning. “She’s angry Kevin is asking for more money because she pays for everything,” says the insider, noting the divorced duo have a “strained” relationship. “Those boys are her world. She is an amazing mother.”

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It’s a description she’s worked hard to achieve. Following her highly publicized breakdown in 2007, the pop star, now 36, was placed under dad Jamie’s conservatorship and full custody of her kids was handed to Federline. Still, “Kevin has always allowed for very liberal visitation,” says the insider. “He has been supportive of her recovery.”

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As her health improved, so did her parenting. (Today, she and Federline split time 50/50.) “Yes, she has her career,” says the insider. “But her job as their mom is the most important role in her life.” And Federline believes it has contributed to her professional gains. Says the source, “Kevin thinks her success is in part because the boys have been in her life.” (After embarking on a world tour in July, she’ll return to Vegas for a lucrative residency at the Park Theater.)

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But Spears is quick to see through her ex. As he has four other kids to support, “Britney feels as if she is paying for them also,” the insider says. “His rapping and DJ’ing don’t pay the bills.” And neither will Spears — or her dad. “Jamie isn’t going to meet an outrageous demand,” says the source. “He knows how important the kids are to Britney and won’t allow her to lose them. Jamie has assured her this won’t become an issue.”

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Kevin Smith Details His Near-Fatal Heart Attack in Emotional Video

Kevin Smith took to Facebook Live on Tuesday, February 27, to share an update on his health after he suffered a near-fatal heart attack two nights earlier at a comedy club in Glendale, California.

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In the 19-minute video, the filmmaker, 47, spoke to his fans from a hospital bed and recounted the minutes leading up to the massive scare, which he initially thought was a reaction to drinking bad milk.

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“I went and found a couch and I laid down on the couch … and I couldn’t get comfortable, which is weird for me. I can get comfortable anywhere,” he recalled. “And then I started feeling pressure on my chest, but not like, you know, ‘There’s an elephant on my chest!’ I just couldn’t catch my breath. Honestly, I was never really in pain. … I never in a million years thought it was [a] heart attack.”

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When Smith arrived at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, he faced another issue. “My biggest fear in life: Death, No. 1. No 2: People seeing my d–k,” he joked. “I’ve gone out of my way my whole life to not let my d–k be f–king seen. Never wanted to go to a hospital or a doctor for that very reason. Don’t want to be judged, obviously small.”

The Clerks producer’s doctor put in a stent after finding that his left anterior descending (LAD) artery was “100 percent blocked,” Smith said. “And bam, here I am. Dude literally saved my life.”

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Smith then gave a shout-out to Chris Pratt, who sent his well wishes via Twitter. “Poor Chris Pratt, one of my favorite actors on the planet, f–king put up a nice tweet where he’s just like, ‘Hey, man, I don’t know you that much but I love Clerks and I’m praying for you,’” the comedian explained. “Apparently some people were like, ‘F–k your prayers’ and attacked him. … Please don’t fight over stuff like that. It’s a waste of time. Whether you’re religious or not, someone saying, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ it’s good intentions.”

Smith ended his Facebook Live session with an emotional message for his loved ones. “I didn’t want to die — don’t get me wrong — but I was like, ‘Well, if the ferryman comes tonight, I got to pay him,’” he said. “What a ride it’s been. What an incredible f–king ride.”

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Kevin Smith Suffers “Massive Heart Attack,” Receives Support From Fans

Scary news from one of Hollywood’s most beloved filmmakers.

Kevin Smith revealed to fans last night that he’s been hospitalized after suffering a near-fatal heart attack.

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“After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack,” Smith tweeted, along with the image above.

“The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground!”

Smith was filming a standup comedy special at Alex Theatre in Glendale, California the night of the incident.

His cardiac event apparently took place sometime between the 6 pm and 9 pm shows.

Sources say Smith “felt ill” following his early show and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Smith got his start in the industry with the influential, self-financed cult comedy Clerks in 1994.

He’s worked non-stop in the decades since, most recently helming the feature Yoga Hosers and an episode of the CW series The Flash.

A new season of Smith’s reality series, Comic Book Men, premiered on AMC last night.

Back in 2015, Smith lost 85 pounds and stated that he believed he was in the best shape of his life.

News of Smith’s heart attack quickly made him a trending topic on Twitter, where fans and a legion of famous friends pid tribute:

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“Kevin we don’t know each other too good but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people!?” tweeted Chris Pratt.

“Fans of Kevin Smith please take comfort he is in a good hospital with great doctors but if he needs 2nd or 3rd opinions from the worlds finest cardiologists we’ve got him covered too,” wrote Tom Arnold.

Sources close to Smith say that the filmmaker is resting comfortably and eager to begin the long recovery process.

Our thoughts go out to Smith and his family during this difficult time.

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Kevin Smith Tweets He Suffered ‘Massive Heart Attack’

He’s a survivor. Kevin Smith nearly died from a major heart attack, the filmmaker revealed on Monday, February 26.

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“After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack,” 47-year-old Smith tweeted in the early hours of Monday. He also shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed, hooked up to various tubes.

“The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka ‘the Widow-Maker’),” he explained. “If I hadn’t canceled show 2 go to the hospital, I would’ve died. But for now, I’m still above ground!”

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The “widowmaker” heart attack occurs when the left anterior descending artery, which is one of the main arteries providing blood to the heart, “suddenly goes from 80 percent or 90 percent narrowed to 100 percent narrowed,” Dr. Richard Katz told Time magazine earlier this month.

Smith — known for playing Silent Bob in his View ASkewniverse of films, which includes Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and more — had been filming Kevin Smith Live!, his new standup special in Glendale, California, on Sunday night. He had a 6 p.m. show as well as a 9 p.m. show.

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Earlier on Sunday, he had posted to Facebook about his comedy show. “Your pity laughter will be like sponges to my flop sweat!” he joked.

Tonight I shoot my new standup special! Many thanks to the good folks at @comedydynamics for making it all happen -…

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Smith is the latest celebrity to suffer from a widowmaker heart attack. Rosie O’Donnell revealed in a 2012 poem that she had suffered the same. Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper also suffered a near-fatal heart attack in February 2017 and collapsed at the gym. “I had what was called a ‘widow maker,’” he told Us in January 2018. “The kind of heart attack I had was just like, boom. Lights out.”

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Fueling Rumors! Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas Reunite for Fashion Show

The Jonas Brothers continue to spark hope in the hearts of fans everywhere that they are getting the band back together.

Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas attended the John Varvatos fashion show in New York City on Friday, January 26, where they were seen enjoying a guys’ night out, matching in leather jackets. Kevin and Nick, 25, who has a limited-edition collection with the menswear designer, were also spotted in the front row watching the show.

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Joe, 28, later shared a photo of the trio posing, captioning it “The boys,” which Kevin later posted in black and white. Fans quickly expressed their desire to see the band reunite, with one person commenting, “REUNION TOUR PLSSSSS” while another wrote, “IF THEY DO A REUNION … MY 2008 SELF WILL SOB.” Another simply wrote, “Quit playing games with my heart.”

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As previously reported, the brothers sparked speculation that they were reuniting when fans first noticed on January 15 that photos from the band’s original Instagram page miraculously reappeared for the first time in four years.  They have yet to comment on the rumors.

The brothers opened up about their decision to part ways in an interview with Good Morning America in October 2013. “We feel like it’s time that the Jonas Brothers comes to an end,” Kevin, now 30, said at the time. Nick echoed his brother’s statement, saying, “We’re family first and that’s always been our main priority and so honesty within what we do as a group was really important. I came to the table with the guys … and shared my heart with them and my feelings. I said, ‘Look, I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time [and] without addressing them I think this train will fall off the tracks. It was a tough conversation. It was the first time we really had that real conversation.”

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The brothers formed the band in 2005 and were widely known for their hits, “Mandy,” “S.O.S” and “Hold On.”

Despite the band breaking up, Nick told Us in December 2017 that they still play music together once in a while.

“We did last year at Christmas, actually,” Nick revealed. “I mean, we sort of were hanging out, having a couple of drinks after the babies went to bed. I mean, Kevin has this really nice kind of office in his house and there’s a couple acoustic guitars laying around, and we had this moment where we looked at each other like, ‘This is what people think is happening right now.’ Like at the end of that Christmas, we end up by the fire, the three of us, with acoustic guitars, singing, playing some of the old songs.”

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Since then, Nick has been known for his hit songs, “Jealous” and “Chains” while Joe’s band, DNCE, made a name for themselves with “Cake By the Ocean.”  As the Jonas Brothers, they have won various awards, including Teen Choice and American Music awards.

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