Angelina Jolie Had Both of Her Breasts Removed to Prevent Cancer
ANGELINA JOLIE has revealed that she had both of her breasts removed to prevent cancer. Don't worry . . . she had them surgically reconstructed afterwards.
In a piece in this morning's "New York Times", Angelina says her doctor told her she has the BRCA1 gene, which is one of the so-called "breast cancer genes".
And because of that, she had an 87% risk of getting breast cancer, and a 50% chance of getting ovarian cancer. So she made the choice to have both breasts removed.
She went through three months of medical procedures, which were completed on April 27th.
The implants were the final step . . . and apparently, the results were WONDERFUL. She says, quote, "There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful."
Angelina praises BRAD PITT for standing by her through it all . . . quote, "I am fortunate to have a partner who is so loving and supportive.
"Brad was [with me] for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."
She adds, quote, "On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity."
As for why she chose to go public, Angelina says, quote, "There are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer.
"It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options."
Is Beyonce Pregnant Again?
Multiple sources claim that BEYONCÉ is pregnant again. The speculation may have started after she was spotted last week wearing a dress with a high, belted waist that kind of hid her stomach. (People)
Or it could be the fact that she just did an interview where she talked about wanting more kids. She said, quote, "I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company."
However, one source claims she's NOT pregnant, but she and JAY-Z are planning to create another fetus after her tour is over in August
Their daughter Blue Ivy is 15 months old.
Naked Pictures of "Community" Actress Alison Brie Exist
Most celebrities won't admit this, but ALISON BRIE from "Mad Men" and "Community" says there are definitely some naked photos of her kicking around out there.
She says, quote, "I know naked photos exist of me from this trip with friends to Lake Tahoe. I would take off all my clothes and go run outside and be like a little wood nymph and get on a weird exercise machine."
She adds, quote, "I just keep waiting for them to surface. I don't think that I present myself as a person who's never taken naked photos."
Brie apparently doesn't think the photos are too flattering, because if they do surface, she says she'll have to release BETTER nude pictures in order to prove that, quote, "when I'm trying to look good naked, I could."
Barbara Walters Did Announce Her Retirement on "The View"
BARBARA WALTERS officially announced her retirement on "The View" yesterday. She said, "I have been on television continually for over 50 years . . . but in the summer of 2014 . . . I plan to retire from appearing on television at all."
She added, quote, "I'm perfectly healthy, this is my decision, I've been thinking about it for a long time, and this is what I want to do."
But she said she'll continue to executive-produce "The View", and added, quote, "There will be special occasions and I will come back, I'm not walking into the sunset."
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green Are in Talks to Return to "The Voice"
CHRISTINA AGUILERA and CEE LO GREEN are reportedly in talks to return to "The Voice" for its upcoming fifth season. They both took Season Four off, and were replaced by SHAKIRA and USHER.
A source tells the "Hollywood Reporter" that Christina could make somewhere around $12 million to come back.
TheWrap.com reports that Christina has already signed her new contract. Supposedly, it's worth $12.5 million, but she could make up to $17 million "with incentives." It's unclear what that means.
The site also says Cee Lo is in, quote, "advanced negotiations" to return. There's no word how much he might be making.
It's unclear if ADAM LEVINE and BLAKE SHELTON are planning on returning . . . or if they're going to sit this season out. Of course, if they do step away, it's possible that Shakira and / or Usher could sub in again.
"Star Trek" Star Chris Pine Cried During "The Notebook" and "Up"
CHRIS PINE plays a pretty bad-ass Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" movies . . . but in real life, he's a crier.
He says, quote, "I cry all the time . . . at work, at the shrink's, with my lady. 'The Notebook' killed me. 'Up' destroyed me. 'Up' was like the animated 'Amour'."