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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.
“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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Rob Kardashian has been laying low recently, and for good reason.
After all, things haven’t been going super well for him lately.
Or for the past several years, for that matter.
He obviously loves his daughter very much, and he probably had like three or four good days during his relationship with Blac Chyna, but besides that, it seems like he’s been in a really dark place for a really dark time.
He had that extremely messy, allegedly abusive relationship with Chyna that ended in flames, he released those nude photos of her that’s gotten him into a heap of legal trouble.
Chyna’s claimed in court documents that he was violent towards her, and that he would threaten suicide to manipulate her, which, you know, isn’t great.
On top of all that, his health has been an issue for the past few years now, and in multiple ways: remember when his family was begging him to go to rehab?
Rob’s also struggled with his weight for a long time, and that’s leading into what we’re going to be talking about today.
See, yesterday was his birthday — he’s 31 now.
To celebrate, Kris Jenner threw a party at her house. Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe were there, though it looks like Kendall and Kylie were on vacation.
Kim and Kourtney brought their kids as well, and little Dream was in attendance!
We know that because Kim shared this picture in her Instagram stories — and look how great Rob looks:
It’s clear that he’s been losing quite a bit of weight, right?
He posted Kim’s photo on his Twitter account, and his followers all agreed that he’s looking good here.
“Dream is just beaut and don’t get me started on Rob,” one person wrote. “He looks so good I’m so happy for him.”
“Wow the weight loss!!” another commented. “Keep going you’ve got this!”
Referencing one of the most iconic Kardashian moments, another of his followers told him “YAS DADDY ROB UR DOING AMAZING SWEETIE.”
And it’s not just that he’s lost weight, but he also looks genuinely happy here, which is rare to see these days.
Oh, and since it was his birthday, you know his family took some time to leave some sweet comments about him on their social media accounts!
“Happy birthday to my brother Rob!!!” Kim wrote. “I love you so much and wish you all of the happiness in the world! I love raising our kids together, you’re the best dad and friend! Can’t wait to celebrate today!!”
In a post of her own, Khloe said “Happy birthday Rob!!! This year is YOURS! I can’t wait to see all you conquer! Seeing you as a father has been so rewarding!”
“You’re an incredible father, brother, and friend!” she added. “I can’t wait to raise our daughters together! I love you Bob.”
Meanwhile, Kris told him that he’s “the most wonderful son a mom could ever ask for and I thank God for you every day!”
“It brings me so much joy to see the incredible father you have become. I am so proud of you!!”
Blac Chyna even set aside her issues with Rob to wish him a happy birthday — she shared this old photo of them with Dream to do so:
It’s nice that he seems to have so much support in his life, and especially that he and Chyna seem to be on decent terms, despite everything.
Hopefully this means that he’s finally on the way to getting better, for good this time, mentally as well as physically.
Happy birthday, Rob.
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Ben Affleck showed off his huge back tattoo during a training session for a movie, despite the fact he once claimed it was not real.
The Justice League actor, 45, exposed the permanent ink while training alongside his Triple Frontier costars, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac, in Hawaii on Thursday, March 15, as they prepared for the movie while working out on the beach.
The massive tattoo, featuring a colorful phoenix spreading its wings, made its first appearance in December 2015, when Affleck was working on the set of Live by Night. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star reportedly got the tattoo, which symbolizes rebirth, after then-wife Jennifer Garner filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage. The pair share children Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.
While an insider told Us Weekly at the time that Affleck had gotten the tatt at home, he later denied that it was permanent, explaining the tattoo of the mythological creature was actually for a movie. “I actually do have a number of tattoos … but I try to have them in places where you don’t have to do a lot of cover up,” he told Extra TV‘s Mario Lopez. “They get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile.”
However, Garner hinted at the tattoo being the real deal while speaking out about it in a February 2016 interview with Vanity Fair: “You know what we would say in my hometown about that? ‘Bless his heart.’ A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes.”
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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.
“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.
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:
“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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He’s a survivor. Kevin Smith nearly died from a major heart attack, the filmmaker revealed on Monday, February 26.Celebrity Health Scares
“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.
After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. 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! pic.twitter.com/M5gSnW9E5h
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 26, 2018
“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!”'90s Nostalgia
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.Most Romantic Movies of All Time
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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