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The Talk’s Sharon Osbourne On Demi Lovato’s Battle with Addiction: “I Just Think That She Is The Bravest Little Girl I Know”

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Following Tuesday’s heartbreaking news that pop singing sensation Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital of an apparent drug overdose,  so many celebrities have come forth in support of Lovato including: Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi’s ex Wilmer Valderama, all hoping that the singer. who has had a history of addiction and mental illness, can find the strength that she has given others with her openness to reveal her demons, and come back from the downward spiral she had reportedly been in.

As reports unfolded, Lovato had been unconscious prior to the arrival of EMTs and was revived by her friends with the drug Narcan, an emergency medicine used to reverse the effects of a narcotic OD.  Initial reports indicated the overdose was heroin-related, but sources close to Lovato say it was not.

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On Wednesday’s episode of CBS afternoon series, The Talk, co-host Sharon Osbourne, spoke eloquently about addiction, and how amazing and adored Lovato is to her fans all around the world/

Here’s what Sharon Osbourne shared: “I think Demi admitted a couple months ago that she had a slip with her sobriety and I think what a lot of people don’t understand about addiction, whether its drink or drugs, it isn’t a choice, its something you’re born with, and every day is a battle… I know people who have been sober 25 years who have had slips, even longer and have gone out again, and it’s a battle that she will have to fight every day of her life. And it’s a hard battle. Every single day. And I think that she’s done amazing with her life so far, she’s had a slip, the one thing that is so bad is, is that obviously it can affect whether you live or die when you have a slip, but thank God she is awake, she is with her family, she is dearly loved by her family and her fans all over the world, everybody adores her. I just think that she is the bravest little girl I know, she constantly fights, she’s constantly open with her battle that she faces every single day of her life… I just wish her more strength. Demi, you’re a fighter. You can win this war, one day at a time.”

Watch Mrs. O’s heartfelt message about Demi and addiction below.  Then let us know what you thought of her statement and if you are one of millions rooting Demi to come back from this via the comment section below.

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Hmmm. Would have been nice if this level of concern had been devoted to saving Cory Monteith…

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My heart goes out to Demi Lovato. She has been so open and vulnerable with the general public about her struggles, and it makes you (me) just want to root for her. I watched a documentary that she did called “Stay Strong” and it was so raw and honest. To put yourself “out there” the way that she has/did is very courageous, and to struggle and succumb to your demons in front of millions has to be very hard. I hope that she realizes that she needs more help and is committed and open to receiving that help. (Mind you,… Read more »

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You should know Osbourne….. All your kids were addicted to something or other ( are they still?) for years. Having you and your husband as role models speaks volumes. Had you cared about your children, you would have taken them away from that corrosive environment and left Ozzie….but, money had a greater pull for you!! Everything out of your mouth is hypocritical when you are still in the midst of a dysfunctional family life. But, I guess, that’s the norm for you. Take your good-girl hat off. As far as Demi, she has been taking diet pills since forever….combine that… Read more »

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Krista Allen is The Bold and the Beautiful’s New Taylor Hayes

In a shocking casting move, former Days of our Lives star, Krista Allen (Ex-Billie Reed from 1996-1999) has replaced long time B&B favorite, Hunter Tylo in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes.

According to EW.com, Allen will take over the role of beginning on December 10th. Tylo, had previously played the role of Taylor for over three decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

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The report also notes that The Bold and the Beautiful did reach out to Hunter about reprising her signature role but was unsuccessful.

For fans of the show, Taylor has been absent for many key story points since 2019 including: her son Thomas’ brain surgery and the recent marriage of her daughter, Steffy’s marriage to Finn, plus the birth of her grandson and more.

In a tweet following the casting news being announced, Allen shared on her Twitter account: “This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years! … Omg T-W-E-N-T-Y F-I-V-E years?”

Krista will start taping at B&B’s CBS Television City soundstage this Thursday, October 28th, and will share her first scenes with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). Will there be trouble ahead in his marriage of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge with NuTaylor back in the picture?

Allen was recently seen on the TV series 9-1-1, and numerous primetime and film appearances.

So, what do you think of Krista Allen becoming the recast Dr. Taylor Hayes? Comment below.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Natalie Morales Set to Join ‘The Talk’ After Exiting NBC News

Looks like the The Talk table will now be set, as Natalie Morales will be added to the line-up of co-hosts for the CBS daytime afternoon series.

Although CBS would offer no official word or comment after the story on her coming to the series ran in the Daily Mail, Natalie would join: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila on the panel.

This comes after Morales exited NBC News this morning after 22 years for an “unspecified new opportunity”.  However, she will continue to appear on Dateline’s 30th season throughout the rest of year.

The longtime Today Show anchor told staffers she was moving on expressing in a note: “To my Dateline and Today show families, it’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead.  I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”

Tom Mazzarelli, the EP of Today also wrote in a note to staff that “Morales been offered an opportunity she’s passionate about and has decided to step away from NBC News after an incredible two-decade career here.”

Natalie previously anchored Access Hollywood from 2016 to 2019 and continued to be the West Coast anchor of Today.

So, what do you think of Natalie Morales, becoming a main co-host on The Talk? Good fit? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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