prayer's up

Michelle Money pleads for prayers for comatose daughter

One week after Michelle Money's daughter Brielle suffered "serious brain trauma" following a skateboarding accident, the "Bachelor" alum is pleading for prayers.

The plea comes after Ryan Money, Brielle's father and Michelle's ex-husband, said the 15-year-old had a setback.

"I need everyone to pray right now because we just have to get her stabilized," Michelle tearfully said in a video posted on Instagram on Sunday morning. "I posted on my Story to have you guys pray and once I posted that, her numbers started going down. Today's been a week and if we can't get her numbers stabilized then she, we are gonna have to put her into a deeper coma that has lots of other side effects that we don't want or we're gonna have to do surgery and remove part of her skull."

"Please pray for her. It's been a week, it's been a whole week. Last night was just really scary but when I posted on my Story for you guys to pray, her numbers started stabilizing," she continued, struggling to maintain her composure. "I just need you guys to really pray right now, OK? Thank you."

Michelle further asked her followers to pray at 4 pm MST.

"Sorry for the emotional video I just don't know what else to do and I'm alone in here and need support," she wrote.

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Michelle and her ex have been rotating their hospital visits at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, as only one person is allowed to stay with Brielle due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Saturday, Ryan updated his daughter's condition, indicating Brielle's pressure numbers aren't stable.

"I guess it's important to share the good and the bad. We were really hoping that we would be able to get Brielle an MRI on Sunday (tomorrow)," he captioned a series of photos from the hospital. "This MRI is to check the ligaments in her neck and make sure that there is no damage to them. The reason why this is important is that if they are damaged then her neck needs to be immobilized."

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Update: April 4th at 5 pm MST I guess it's important to share the good and the bad. We were really hoping that we would be able to get Brielle an MRI on Sunday (tomorrow). This MRI is to check the ligaments in her neck and make sure that there is no damage to them. The reason why this is important is that if they are damaged then her neck needs to be immobilized. They do this by putting on a pretty bulky neck brace. Without the MRI though they will not know if her neck is okay and by default when she starts to wake up they will have to have her neck in a brace. She will most likely not like the brace. When she wakes up they will eventually do X-rays in extension to see if her ligaments are okay before they would take the neck brace off. Since I came here 21 hours ago her pressure number has been all over the place, which is not good. They have tried to take her off of Propofol but she hates it when they do that and her pressure number shoots up. They do not want her to get Propofol Infusion Syndrom (toxicity). They do labs every 2 and 4 hours to test for this. If she starts to get this they will just switch her to Pentabarbital. We have just not made any progress with her pressure numbers being low and staying low in the last 48 hours. – I have included a pic of the neck brace, Picture of the doctors and nurses discussing what to do, pic of the nurses moving her to her side. I can't say thanks enough to all the thoughts, prayers and actions of those around us. We had a group of friends that brought in a truck full of food, drinks (@monsterenergy) and chip @chipcookiesco . I thought to myself no way they can eat all of this food. Well, it's GONE and it's only 4 hours after they got it. They were soooooo appreciative and hence when you take care of the people who are taking care of our daughter we cannot thank you enough. Also, we received a tender mercy today John A McCune spoke about his son's longboarding accident. Obviously I was in tears listening to him talk about his experience with his son and his Supreme Being. Love you all and thanks for the prayers! "Brie wants to wake up but her body is not cooperating"

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He continued, "They do this by putting on a pretty bulky neck brace. Without the MRI though they will not know if her neck is okay and by default when she starts to wake up they will have to have her neck in a brace. She will most likely not like the brace."

Healthy reveal

Zachary Levi reveals he was sent to psych ward after mental breakdown

After struggling with mental health and having suicidal thoughts, Zachary Levi revealed he once had a "complete mental breakdown" that sent him to a psychiatric ward five years ago.  

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The actor candidly spoke about his three-week stay at the ward, telling Elizabeth Vargas on her "Heart of the Matter" podcast, "I've struggled with this stuff most of my life. I didn't realize that I was struggling with these things until I was 37, about five years ago, and I had a complete mental breakdown."

The "Shazam!" star, 41, said he had an imperfect upbringing, claiming there was vitriol" and "lots of yelling" in his household. He turned to "sex or drugs or booze" to distract himself. 

"The irony is that booze can give you this temporary relief, but then the next day amplifies that anxiety tenfold," he said in the interview obtained by the Hollywood Reporter. "So, then you're running back to get more, and it just becomes this vicious cycle."

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Over time, his anxiety got worse, have he even have panic attacks over something as simple as where to eat.

"I'm sitting in my truck, and vividly, I remember I was holding onto the wheel, and I was just shaking back and forth, that like almost trying to shake myself out of what was going on, and I'm just weeping. I'm just crying. I'm like, 'God, help me,'" he recalled.

After having suicidal thoughts, he went to the emergency room, which led to the psych ward.

"The lies are whispering into my ear, and the failure that I felt that I was enough to be like, 'Zach, it doesn't feel like you're going to make it out of this,'" he said.

The psychiatric ward saved his life. 

"I think one of the most important things, at least for me, is taking my thoughts captive," he said. "Our minds are so powerful, but they are so easily, so easily hijacked if we don't really go, 'Oh, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. I'm doing it again. I'm starting to speak ill of myself again. I'm starting to be harsh or critical of myself. I'm starting to judge where I'm at in my life.'"

Big donation

David Spade donates $5k to viral Burger King worker

David Spade was feeling charbroiled after watching the viral video of a Burger King employee get nothing more than a goodie bag of candy as recognition for 27 years of work without ever missing a day.

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Throughout the week, a video made the rounds that showed a man named Kevin Ford receiving a less-than-satisfactory gift to commemorate his dedication and loyalty to his employer. The bag included a movie ticket, pens, a lanyard and some candy.  

As the video went viral, Kevin's daughter started a GoFundMe and spoke of her father's work ethic and life story. Fans quickly contributed small amounts to the fund, which added up quickly. After David saw the video, he donated $5,000 to the fund, easily the page's largest contribution.

The "Tommy Boy" star also had a conversation with Kevin on Instagram. "Keep up the good work. 27 years," David wrote. Kevin was stunned and thanked the actor profusely, even joking that he might take a day off now. David replied, "Wait til year 30."

The GoFundMe has now eclipsed $50,000, largely through $10 and $20 donations. Many people have left supportive messages to Kevin, claiming Burger King did him wrong. However, in a chat with TMZ, Kevin — who works at the Burger King inside the Las Vegas airport — doesn't technically work for the fast food giant, but rather HMS Host, the company from which Burger King hires. 

"All the love that people are giving me is just so, so overwhelming. I just want to thank everyone so, so much," he told TMZ in an emotional video. "I'm grateful for anything. I don't want to say I want this or that. All I want is to go to work and have fun and make everyone's life better like they're doing to me."

With he money raised from GoFundMe, Kevin plans to visit his daughters and grandkids in Texas and maybe buy a Ford hybrid.

Case cracked

Al Pacino addresses 'Shrek' phone case that went viral

Finally Al Pacino is chatting about the case… his phone case.

"My daughter gave me that," he said on "Today" this week. "My youngest daughter put that on my phone."

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The "Heat" star went viral back in April after a group photo including Al was posted to Instagram. Fans, though, couldn't take their eyes off of Al's cell phone case, which was covered with pictures of "Shrek."

As social media was having a field day with the revelation, DreamWorks Animation got in on the fun, tweeting, "Real recognize real." DreamWorks also included a picture of Shrek holding a phone case adorned with Al faces. 

"You can't make this up, Al Pacino is literally the perfect man to exist and he likes Shrek," one person commented on Twitter after seeing the phone case. Another fan wrote, "THIS IS THE SINGLE GREATEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME."

One intrepid Twitter user reached out to Al's 21-year-old daughter Olivia to find out if "Shrek" was the face on the case. 

"There's a bunch of people (including me) going crazy on twitter because they saw a picture of al in which it seems he has a shrek phone case," the user said. "Is that possible? because that would be iconic lmao anyway have a nice day."

Olivia confirmed that it was, indeed, a "Shrek" phone case.

Funny enough, Twitter noticed the case before Al did!

"I didn't even look at it until social media told me what was on my phone," "The Godfather" actor said on "Today." "And I took a look and said, 'Oh, that's 'Shrek.'"

Asked if he will keep using the case, the acting icon didn't miss a beat, saying, "Of course, it was a gift!"

Costume planning

Heidi Klum has already started preparing her Halloween costume

They call her the "Queen of Halloween" for a reason.

On Thursday, June 22, Heidi Klum revealed that she's not only planned out her Halloween costume four months in advance, she's already preparing it. 

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The supermodel posted a time-lapse video showing her donning a bikini top in a chair, all while her body was being scanned. 

"…..and so it begins," she wrote on Instagram alongside a slew of Halloween emojis. She also added the hashtag, "Heidi Halloween 2022."

The "America's Got Talent" judge's Halloween costumes and parties are quite legendary, as they've been held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City in the past. She's always very tightlipped about her elaborate costumes until they are revealed on Halloween.

Due to COVID, Heidi's last two parties have been canceled, but she's clearly planning to bring her spooky celebrations back this October. 

Over the past decade, Heidi has morphed into an alien with an exposed brain, Princess Fiona from "Shreck," the werewolf from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video, an elderly woman and a "visible woman."

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Halloween is something she thinks about all year.

"I start thinking about it on November 1. I usually have two or three ideas that I'm playing with and then I decide on one thing," Klum told MailOnline in 2019. "So the next morning, I start thinking, 'Maybe next year, I'm going to do that one that I didn't do this year.' And then, obviously, throughout the year new ideas pop up because maybe I've seen a new or old movie, or was inspired by my travels."

Search party

Kourtney Kardashian reveals her kid's 'scary' Google search

Google knows all.

It seems that one of Kourtney Kardashian's children headed to the Internet in search of a fright this week. On Tuesday, June 21, the reality TV star took to social media to reveal the search history on her computer. It seems that one of her children was interested in the "worlds [sic] scariest picture."

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"Things being searched on my computer," she wrote alongside the snap, which was posted to her Instagram Story. She then insisted that she knew who the laptop perpetrator was. "I know exactly which kid it is," she said. 

Still, Kourtney, who shares her three children with ex Scott Disick, made no mention of whether she suspects Mason, 12, Penelope, 9, and Reign, 7, of the query. 

The results of the search, according to a Page Six screenshot, showed, among other things, several scary movie characters.

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If all goes according to her plan, Kourtney will have another child to monitor in the future, as she and new husband Travis Barker are trying to add to their brood. "Travis and I want to have a baby," she said on "The Kardashians" current season.

In speaking of her fertility struggles in a chat with Entertainment Tonight, she added, "I mean, it's a beautiful thing that we'd love to have happen, but, you know, the journey is a bit hard for any woman who went on it."

Feeling good

Eminem details how he finds therapy in his music

The real Slim Shady is standing up and giving fans a glimpse into his music mindset. 

Eminem appeared on Shade 45's "Sway In The Morning" and spoke about his mental health, indicating that rap helped him recover. 

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"I think that's one of the great things about rap music is that you could put so much of your life in it," he said. "It's therapeutic and that's how it's always been for me."

Fans know that Eminem pours his heart into his music and isn't afraid to get personal. Throughout his career, the "Lose Yourself" rapper has spoken out his children, his tortured upbringing and his turbulent marriage with ex-wife Kim Scott. 

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He also opened up about his addiction to prescription pills in his album "Recovery." In a 2015 interview with Men's Health he also chatted about his pill-fueled lifestyle.

"In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital," he said. "I was close to 230 pounds. I'm not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I'd been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomach ache, I was constantly eating and eating badly."

Eminem has now been sober for 14 years. 

Terrifying

Casey Affleck's girlfriend wakes up to burglar in her bedroom

Casey Affleck's girlfriend, Caylee Cowan, was awaken in the middle of the night to a burglar standing over her, according to reports. 

Caylee, 24, was alone in her Los Angeles home at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, when she opened her eyes and saw a man near her.

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The "Sunrise in Heaven" star quickly screamed, which scared off the intruder. Caylee then called 911 and gave the dispatcher a description of the man. Police quickly located the suspect running down the street and arrested him. He was booked into jail on a burglary charge.

TMZ said the intruder rifled through Caylee's belongings before making his way to her room. Casey, 46, was not present at the time of the break-in. 

It's unclear how the intruder got into the home, as there was no signs of forced entry. Caylee was physically unharmed. 

The little-known actress and Oscar winning actor were first linked in November 2021, but they went official with their romance in January with a gushing post by Casey.

"A year ago, we met.  A few months ago, I got smart.  Thank God, it wasn't too late," he said. "On our first date, you carried firewood up, built a fire, and gave me a low eyelid look that was so strong I had to take a knee for a minute."

In the lengthy tribute, he added, "My girl, you make me a better man every day.  You could push me and you could drag me and you could carry me, but instead you just walk with me and talk with me and make me laugh.  You are a deep and tender woman with more girlfriend geem than anyone I ever met.I don't know what I did to deserve you, but I am determined to figure it out and keep doing it forever."

Cancelation reflection

Gina Carno has no regrets about getting 'canceled': 'I don't feel like I did anything wrong'

It's been nearly a year and a half since Gina Carano was "canceled" after a questionable Instagram post, but she has no regrets, nor is she about to apologize. 

"I don't feel like I did anything wrong," she told pal Meghan McCain for her MailOnline column. "I understand now that there's words that can be better used and that are certainly more sensitive, but if people read it now after a year or more has passed and they look at it and they think: 'Wait a second, there's no way you just canceled for that.'"

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Gina has never wavered from her conservative political views. Back in February 2021, the actress posted an Instagram photo that compared being a conservative Republican to being Jewish in Nazi Germany during WWII. The message said that that "Jews here beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…" It went on to claim "the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews."

At the time, Gina, a former MMA fighter, was starring in Disney+ Star Wars series "The Mandalorian." Soon after, Disney fired her amid social media uproar.

"I feel like neighbors turning on neighbors is what these corporations benefit off of, and what the government benefits off of is turning us on each other," she told Meghan. "People ask me what I got canceled for and I say: 'I told neighbors to get along.'"

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Looking back on everything, Gina believes in conversations over cancelation. She also believes she's on the right side of history.

"Some of us are going to be very proud of what we have done here. A lot of people are going to feel a little bit shame for not participating in making this world a better place than it was," she said. 

Although her firing was jarring at the time, Gina isn't jumping at the chance to get back into the mainstream acting fold. 

"I saw the hatred in the Hollywood scene… the blinders are lifted and I see Hollywood for what it is. I see the virtue-signaling," she said. "I don't like to wish bad things on anyone, but I think that there needs to be some accountability for there to be healing in America and in the entertainment industry… I think the head of the snake is going to have to get cut off a couple of these massive corporations."

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Having taken her licks, she lives by the old cliche that tough times don't last, tough people do.

"I got my a** beat on national television – I thought it was the end of the world. I've gone through so many ups and downs in my life so many times, so many days that sometime I felt like, 'this is devastating, I don't really want to go on anymore,'" she said when asked about advice she'd give to people who feel targeted because of their beliefs. "What I would say is understand during the really awful moments, it won't last. Don't pile hurt on top of hurt. Let yourself feel better, heal, and know that you're going to make it make you a better person in the long run."

Hairy issue

Faith Hill was 'grossed out' when '1883' producers made her do this

Faith Hill felt some real growing pains in taking on her Margaret Dutton character in "1883."

The Grammy winner revealed in a chat with Courteney Cox that she had to stop shaving her armpits to make the character more believable with the time period of the Paramount series.

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In recalling the request, Faith said she was at a wedding with her husband, Tim McGraw, when series creator Taylor Sheridan called. 

"Taylor actually called my husband," Faith said during a Variety Actors on Actors discussion. "We were at a wedding, our nephew's wedding, and he [Taylor] said, 'Who's gonna be the one to tell your wife that she has to stop shaving under her arms?'"

Considering the setting, Faith wondered if the armpit conversation could wait, but Taylor was adamant that there was no time to waste and she needed to stop shaving from that point on. 

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Still, in a last ditch effort, the "This Kiss" singer noted that several men had their beards glued on. She wondered if that was an option with underarm hair. It was not. 

"It really grossed me out, I have to say," Faith said, but added that she supports women who want to live life unshaven. "All due respect to those who love that, and all that freedom, woo! But for me, personally, I just don't like it."

The "Friends" star said she could never fulfill that kind of request because she's had her armpit hair removed by laser.  

"I don't laser," Faith responded, "but I may now, so I never have to do that again."