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There’s been a Royal Change to the Royal Wedding.
And it has us Royally Concerned.
Scroll down to find out which major figure will NOT be attending this wildly anticipated event and to learn the significant effect it will have on the upcoming proceedings…
According to TMZ, Thomas Markle suffered a heart attack last week and has decided it’s best for his health if he does not board an airplane and fly to London.
(A newly-famous recluse, Thomas lives in Mexico and has tried to stay as far away from the spotlight ever since his daughter started dating Harry.)
Thomas initially checked himself out of the hospital in order to attend the Royal Wedding, but he tells TMZ that he’s chosen to remain home for reasons that go beyond his physical well-being.
You see, Markle recently made news when it became public knowledge that he’s been staging various paparazzi photos.
As you may have noticed over the past several months, photographers have captured Thomas buying beer, looking disheveled and not exactly presenting the best version of himself.
He says now that he finally accepted some money from a paparazzi agency in order to set up shots that appeared candid but which were, in reality, staged ahead of time.
He did so partly to earn some cash, but mostly to avoid embarrassing his family with snapshots that depicted him in a negative light.
Now that this information has gone viral, Thomas himself is embarrassed and TMZ reports he does not want to attend the wedding and bring any shame to those involved.
It all sounds pretty darn sad, to be honest.
Markle will at least have her mom by her side when she exchanges her vows this Saturday, but one pressing question now remains:
WHO WILL WALK HER DOWN THE AISLE?
Mere days prior to the ceremony, this is a rather huge issue to not have an answer for at the moment.
The topic of Markle’s family in general continues to be a pressing one.
Simply put, some of her relatives seem a bit… off.
The former Suits star has been the target of wrath from her half-sister for weeks, for example, as Samantha Markle keeps dragging her sibling in the media because she isn’t invited to the wedding.
“She’s clearly forgotten her roots. It’s torn my entire family apart,” hr recently told The Daily Mail, adding:
“Meg likes to portray herself as a humanitarian, a people’s person and a charitable person but she is none of those things to her family.”
UPDATE: Samantha now says that she’s the person who actually set up Thomas Markle’s paparazzi photos.
“I have to say I am entirely the culprit,” she said during an appearance on British talk show Loose Women on Monday, explaining:
“As we know the media can take very unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow it way out of proportion. I said, you know, the world has no idea you’re getting in shape, doing healthy things.
“They don’t photograph you buying vegetables and PH water. They photograph you as unflattering ways as they can…
“So I said, really you need to show the world that you’re getting in shape and doing great healthy things. So I suggested it.
“There’s a lot of scrutiny that it was money motivated, it was not. It was my suggestion that to benefit him and to benefit the royal family that everyone looked good and they depict you as you are – in shape and doing healthy things.”
Neither of Meghan’s half-siblings will be at the wedding.
They were grown up and out of the house by the time Markle was born and the ex-actress has never really had a relationship with them.
Chicago White Sox Pitcher Suffers Life Threatening Brain Hemorrhage Minutes After Pitching In A Game
Minutes after pitching in the team’s loss on Friday night against the Houston Astros at home in Chicago, Chicago White Sox right-handed pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a ruptured aneurysm that cause a brain hemorrhage while still in the dugout.
Farquhar had just gotten done throwing fifteen pitches in the sixth inning of the White Sox game when, seemingly out of nowhere, he lost consciousness in the dugout.
White Sox medical staff and EMTs rushed to the dugout to administer aid, and they quickly got him to the hospital.
Worse yet, though, Farquhar is currently fighting for his life in the hospital, as he is in stable but critical condition in the ICU at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Cameras captured the aftermath of the incident during last night’s game (below):
Danny Farquhar faints in the dugout and is taken away by the medics, before going to the hospital as a precaution (00:25)
A seven-year veteran of the Major Leagues, the 31-year-old Farquhar has gotten close to teammates in Chicago, like pitcher James Shields, who reacted to the horrifying moment today (below):
“It crushes us in this clubhouse. Nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens. When you see one of your brothers go down like that it’s not very fun to watch. He’s such a resilient human being and we’re praying for him and hope everything goes well. All that matters is family and life. He’s a brother of ours and a great teammate. As of right now it’s not looking great. He’s definitely stable from what we hear. But this kid has a long ways to go. He’s fighting.”
Another pitcher, teammate Hector Santiago, noted that most of the team was thinking of Farquhar rather than their upcoming game tonight in Chicago (below):
“We’re more worried about what’s going on with him and his family than this game right now.”
Tough, tough situation for his teammates — but even more importantly, it’s a truly life-threatening situation for Farquhar himself.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny and his friends, family, loved ones, and teammates right now.[Image via Getty Images.]
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.
Carrie Underwood is now back home and recovering after falling at her house earlier this weekend and suffering a broken wrist and some lacerations and cuts.
The injuries were so severe that Underwood had to go to the hospital near her Nashville, Tennessee home — and her husband, Mike Fisher, was able to join her there afte a while.
The 34-year-old country music superstar’s rep released a statement about what happened to cause all this (below):
“On Friday night, Carrie Underwood took a hard fall on some steps outside her home. While there were no life-threatening injuries, she was taken to the hospital to be treated. She sustained multiple injuries including a broken wrist and some cuts and abrasions from the fall. … [Fisher] was able to make it back into town that night to be with her and she was released from the hospital. Her recovery will take some time and she appreciates all prayers and well wishes.”
Underwood shared her own message about all the well wishes that fans and followers have been sending her way, as well as a special message for her husband too (below):
Here’s to a speedy recovery, Carrie!![Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]
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From what we’ve heard of Trista Sutter, she’s had a pretty great life so far.
After all, she will forever be known as the very first Bachelorette, and how could anything else top that prestige?
Trista’s also one of the few people to appear on The Bachelorette or The Bachelor who’s been able to find lasting love: she’s been married to Ryan Sutter since 2003 and they have two children together.
But unfortunately, despite all these good things, things took a dark turn earlier this week.
Trista is currently on a European vacation with her family, and yesterday she shared a shocking photo of herself in a hospital bed.
In a lengthy Instagram post, she explained “This was me yesterday … two hours after I had a seizure.”
“… two hours after I fell on my daughter’s chest & she watched, along with her brother & grandparents, in confusion & horror as her mommy stared blankly off into the distance and started turning blue.”
“… two hours after we were supposed to have an adventure. An adventure to one of the most beautiful National Parks in Europe.”
Sounds pretty dramatic and horrifying, right? It only gets worse.
“Instead,” Trista continued, “I ended up in a euphoric white dream that the voices of my husband and daughter pulled me from and I ended up in a Croatian hospital being poked and prodded and wondering ‘why me?'”
In an inspirational turn, she added “But today, I had to ask, ‘why not me?’ I’m human. I have an expiration date.”
“I’ve always envisioned that date being sometime after my kids have graduated college, met the loves of their lives and created families of their own …”
“But I was reminded yesterday that it could come anytime, in any country, whether I’m surrounded by strangers or people I love, or neither, or both.”
“I’ve never been perfect and I never will be,” Trista wrote, “but from here on out, I vow to try my best to live this life to the fullest.”
“To embrace gratitude and the lessons I wrote about over 3 years ago with a newly acquired perspective.”
“To stress less. To love more. To listen. Be kind. Spread joy. To be a better version of myself as a wife, mother, sister, cousin, niece, aunt, neighbor, daughter, and friend.”
She took time to thank her loved ones, her fans, and, of course, #BachelorNation.
She also thanked the strangers around her when she had her seizure, the ones she said “held my hand, wiped my tears, and hugged my kids.
Finally, she thanked her family, especially Ryan.
“Without you,” she said, “I don’t know that I would be here today. You are my everything and I love you forevermore.”
In closing, she urged anyone who read her message to “be thankful for your life and and blessings. Tell the people you love how you feel and live with grateful enthusiasm.”
Because, as she says, “I plan to.”
Best wishes to Trista, and here’s hoping that her health improves!
Former ‘Bachelorette’ Trista Sutter Suffers Seizure While on Family Vacation — All the Scary Details
This article originally appeared on www.usmagazine.com: Former ‘Bachelorette’ Trista Sutter Suffers Seizure While on Family Vacation — All the Scary Details
Amber Portwood … well, the girl has been through some stuff.
She got pregnant at 16, of course, and from there she dealt with severe addiction problems, severe relationship problems, really just so many problems.
Eventually she went to prison and got clean and straightened out a bit, but soon after she returned home, she began dating disgusting douchebag, Matt Baier, and so everything has gone all to hell again.
But while we know so much about all of that, one thing that Amber doesn't talk about much is her father, who tragically passed away in 2014.
In this new sneak peek from Teen Mom OG, she's changing that.
In the clip, Amber is hanging with Matt, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra down in Puerto Rico.
They're lounging around outside, and a producer points out that Amber and Catelynn seem more like cousins than reality show co-stars.
Amber points out that that's because they have similar histories — parents who worked multiple jobs just to pay the bills, and parents who suffer from addiction.
She adds that her own mother had to work so much because her father was an alcoholic, but she quickly adds that she loved her dad very much, and she doesn't want to say anything bad about him.
Matt chimes in to talk about his own alcoholic father, and Amber, who's becoming visibly upset, asks if they can change the subject.
Her gem of a guy ignores her, and he only stops when she starts crying.
"I took care of my dad when he was f-cking dying," Amber tells them through tears, but instead of continuing the story, she walks away, telling them "I can't f-cking do this."
As she walks off with a producer, Matt explains to Catelynn and Tyler that her father's death "hits her sometimes, like it'll hit her out of nowhere, and it breaks her heart.
Meanwhile, Amber discusses her father, who died awaiting a liver transplant — his own was destroyed after years of drinking.
"He told me he had eight months to live," she says, but "he f-cking lived for ten years. He was in pain every f-cking day, and that man stayed alive and told me he was waiting for me to get married."
Unfortunately, he didn't make it. How heartbreaking is this?
Amber's story also does the impossible in that it makes last week's Las Vegas wedding disaster with Matt even worse.
If her father was trying to live long enough to see her get married, then you know that has to be a huge deal for her. And since Matt is obviously aware of her feelings about her father, he had to know that.
So for him to try to force her to get married in Las Vegas, away from her family and while she obviously has some bittersweet feelings about the idea of a wedding …
It's really just reprehensible, even more so than before.
What the incredibly sad clip below:
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A 75-year-old Walmart greeter in Clarksville, Indiana suffered a nasty injury after a confrontation with a shoplifter left her on the ground.
Store greeter Patricia Wilson was working an early morning shift at the retail giant in late March when she spotted a man trying to leave the store with a full cart.
The employee spotted “large merchandise” hidden under bathroom tissue, and as customary of her job, went to make sure everything was paid for.
She explained via phone call to WDRB:
“He has a cart full, I mean, large merchandise underneath some bathroom tissue. So, I went over to him and asked for his receipt. He didn’t say a word … he just automatically turned the cart towards me, and I thought he was going to knock me over, so, my instinct was to grab hold.”
That’s when things took a painful turn, as the suspect sharply pulled the cart away from the elderly worker and sent her falling to the floor, landing her one agonizing hip injury. She added:
“I landed on my hip. I couldn’t move, I felt like I was paralyzed.”
Clarksville Police say the incident happened around 4 in the morning. Officials are trying to identify the suspect, who faces more than just a shoplifting charge.
Detective Ray Hall told local press:
“Since he forcibly took the product from a Walmart employee, he will be charged with strong arm robbery.”
As for Wilson, who left the scene on a stretcher with a broken hip, she seems to regret trying to be a hero, noting:
“I would never try to stop him or anything, but I do regret asking for his receipt.”
Well, that is her job, after all. But are Walmart greeters also supposed to double as bodyguards?
Let’s hope the chain titan does a better job at keeping its employees safe. Watch surveillance footage of the altercation HERE.[Image via WDRB.]
Kim Zolciak can be a mighty ridiculous human being, and usually when we talk about her, it’s to poke fun.
But what happened to her and her family this weekend is no laughing matter.
As Kim revealed in a lengthy Instagram post earlier this afternoon, her four-year-old son, Kash, was attacked by a dog, and the poor little boy was seriously injured.
“I don’t know where to start,” she began her post. “The last 14hrs of our lives has been a living nightmare.”
“My sweet @kashbiermann was bit by a dog and had very traumatic injuries. I’ve never prayed so hard, or been so scared in my life.”
Kim continued “My husband, our daughters, Kj, Tracey, his nanny, Michael Beck and everyone close to us all pulled us together and held each other up.”
To really hit the tragedy home, she shared a heartbreaking picture of Kash with his father and Kim’s husband, Kroy Biermann, as he laid in a hospital bed.
Poor Kash had such terrible injuries that he required surgery — she explained that he “was in the operating room for a couple hours,” and that “now we are praying for a quick speedy recovery.”
Kim was set to appear on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live tonight, but she won’t be able to make the show, for obvious reasons.
Still, ever the professional, she said that she’ll “do my best to make it up very soon!”
Kim closed her post by thanking her family, friends and fans for praying for Kash, “and most importantly Thank you God for your protection.”
Thanks to the “incredible medical team” that’s helping Kash with his injuries, she said that he’ll be able to come home after spending a few days in the hospital recovering.
Kim hasn’t explained what exactly happened, what dog attacked her son or why, or what injuries he’s suffered.
Understandably so — we’re sure she’s got enough on her plate right now without filling the masses in on every horrific detail.
But for once, instead of the comments on her Instagram posts filling up with plastic surgery accusations and general nonsense, it seems her followers are wishing her and her family all the best.
Even on Kash’s own Instagram account, which isn’t very active on account of him being four years old, people are rushing to offer him prayers and “get well soon” messages.
Kim was right — this really does sound like a living nightmare.
Stuff like this scares us to death!
A female Cirque du Soleil performer was performing a swing-to-swing act during LUZIA in Marymoor Park in Washington when she missed, fell, and landed on her back.
The show was stopped as the woman was taken away on a gurney to be treated.
According to Cirque du Soleil organizers, the woman is currently stable and conscious, and was not taken to a hospital.
“All safety protocols were respected and the artist was immediately assisted by the emergency intervention team of LUZIA.”
After the performer was taken off stage, the act (the final one of the show) was restarted. Organizers also stated that future showings of LUZIA would continue as scheduled.
We hope the performer recovers quickly![Image via Cirque du Soleil/Twitter.]