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As the countdown to the final season of Game of Thrones continues (Season 8 kicks off April 14th, people!), Emilia Clarke has dropped a bombshell.

Writing an essay in the New Yorker, she detailed her first aneurysm at 24 years old. She was working out with her trainer after GOT’s first season wrapped, she explained.

Clarke wrote:"I immediately felt as though an elastic band were squeezing my brain. I tried to ignore the pain and push through it, but I just couldn't. I told my trainer I had to take a break. Somehow, almost crawling, I made it to the locker room. I reached the toilet, sank to my knees, and proceeded to be violently, voluminously ill. Meanwhile, the pain—shooting, stabbing, constricting pain—was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged."

A woman came into her bathroom stall to help her, and she was sent to the hospital, where she was told she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), which means there was bleeding in her brain, which can cause permanent brain damage. To heal her brain and save her life, she underwen three-hour surgery.

Clarke admitted the prospect of brain surgery at age 24 was daunting: "I was in the middle of my very busy life—I had no time for brain surgery."

Two weeks later, she said she couldn’t even remember her own name: "I'd never experienced fear like that—a sense of doom closing in. I could see my life ahead, and it wasn't worth living. I am an actor; I need to remember my lines. Now I couldn't recall my name...In my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug. I asked the medical staff to let me die."

A week later, she said she could speak and recall basic facts, but was told she had another aneurysm waiting to "pop." After the third season of GOT wrapped, she went through another surgery, which didn’t work. A third surgery was required, and Clarke said that the recovery was even more brutal. But … she has recovered 100%, with the only permanent damage being her "taste in men."

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Here’s there exchange: Letterman said: "Here’s the mistake I made. I stayed on television way too long…" DeGeneres: "That’s not true." Letterman: "Yes, it is true and I’ll tell you what happened. Turns out nobody had the guts to fire me. I should have left 10 years ago."

Letterman then heaped praise on DeGeneres "energy" for life and projects outside of her TV. "All I cared about was myself, and then the show was gone and I had to realize, ‘Oh, I’ve been looking through the wrong end of the telescope. There’s more to life than, ‘So tell me about your pet beaver.'"

Letterman can next be seen in Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, which consists of interviews with one high-profile guest per hour-long episode. DeGeneres will appear as a guest in season 2. The premiere date of the second season has not yet been announced.


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Khloe Kardashian’s recent Flat Tummy #ad post did not find her target audience with body-positive star Jameela Jamil. Fans also criticized Khloe for the post, which they said could encourage eating disorders.

In a comment captured by Comments by Celebs, Jameela wrote, "If you're too irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probable chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather than this laxative product...And b) tell them the side effects of this NON-FDA approved product, that most doctors are saying aren't healthy ... then I guess I have to."

She added that "it's incredible awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance. That's the media's fault. But now please don't put that back into the world, and hurt other girls, the way you would have been hurt. You're a smart woman. Be smarter than this."

This isn’t the first time the Good Place star has criticized Khloe. In January, she came for her when Khloe posted an Instagram Story saying the two things girls want is to "lose weight" and "eat," she wrote on Twitter: "This makes me sad. I hope my daughter grows up wanting more than this. I want more than this. Sending love to this poor woman. This industry did this to her. The media did it to her. They fat shamed her into a prison of self critique. Dear girls, WANT MORE THAN THIS."

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Ariana Grande Posts Cryptic Message About ‘Letting Someone Go’ As Ex Pete Davidson Moves On

Ariana Grande Posts Cryptic Message About ‘Letting Someone Go’ As Ex Pete Davidson Moves On Ariana Grande just shared a heartbreaking post about the need to let someone even though you don’t stop loving them. This comes as ex-fiance Pete Davidson is reportedly dating actress Kate Beckinsale. Ariana Grande Posts …

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Emilia Clarke Suffered 2 Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms While Shooting “Game of Thrones”

Emilia Clarke Suffered 2 Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms While Shooting “Game of Thrones” In a first-person New Yorker essay that appeared on the magazine’s website Thursday, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke revealed that she nearly died after suffering two brain aneurysms during the early years of filming on the hit …

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Taylor Swift’s BF Joe Alwyn Has “Zero Interest in Being a Celebrity” 

Taylor Swift’s BF Joe Alwyn Has “Zero Interest in Being a Celebrity” Taylor Swift has kept her two-year-plus relationship with actor Joe Alwyn largely out of the public eye. There’s a good reason for that, according to People. “Joe has zero interest in being a celebrity,” a source shares. “Their …

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Lee Daniels Addresses “Empire” Cast’s “Pain & Anger” Amid Jussie Smollett Scandal

Lee Daniels Addresses “Empire” Cast’s “Pain & Anger” Amid Jussie Smollett Scandal Empire creator Lee Daniels took to Instagram on Wednesday to discuss how he and the show’s cast are doing in the wake of Jussie Smollett’s scandal and legal drama. “Me and my cast have experienced pain, anger, sadness …

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Meghan Markle’s Pregnancy Wardrobe Worth Over Half a Million

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are among the 40+ people involved in a sweeping college admissions scandal, though Huffman was charged and Macy was not.

The pair allegedly paid $15,000 so that their daughter Sofia could cheat on her SATs and get a leg up at University of Southern California. The Desperate Housewives alum was arrested last Tuesday and is free on $250K bail.

A source tells ET that Huffman, 56, and Macy, 69, who have been married since 1997, and also share 16-year-old daughter Georgia together, are struggling under the strain.

"This situation has been very trying on Felicity and William's marriage," the source says. "They love each other but they've been arguing a lot."

"Felicity and William have an incredibly strong marriage but this situation has put a tremendous amount of pressure on them," the source continues. "Their close friends were stunned by the news because they've always a seemed like honest, good people, people who would never lie and cheat to get what they wanted. They almost seemed to pride themselves on their honesty."

Since the scandal broke, several comments they made in the past about parenting drew scrutiny. Macy in 2004 told ET that he would happily give his daughters a "leg up" to help then "succeed."


Meanwhile, a judge approved a request to delay Huffman’s next court appearance in Boston. She was slated to appear beside fellow celeb Lori Loughlin and other parents implicated, but as her lawyer is scheduled to be out of town, she will appear April 3rd.

Meanwhile, Loughlin believed "her heart was in the right place" when she arranged for her daughters to get into USC, a source tells Us Weekly.

"Lori is a really great mom who is completely into her kids and family life," the source says. "She lives and breathes for her husband and children. … Her intentions were pure."

Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli, who share daughters Bella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, were both arrested and are free on a $1 million bond after allegedly paying $500K to have them falsely designated rowing recruits.

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In another sign that Kate Beckinsale, 45, and Pete Davidson, 25, are seriously into each other, Beckinsale introduced Davidson to her mom Judy Loe, 72. They went out to dinner and marked both the celebratory introduction, but also the sad 40th anniversary of Beckinsale's father’s death.

They dined at Nobu along with Beckinsale's stepfather Roy Battersby. Davidson was seen driving, with Beckinsale sitting shotgun and her mom and Battersby riding in the back of Davidson’s Range Rover.

Earlier in the day, she paid tribute to her father Richard Beckinsale, who died suddenly at age 31. She wrote on social media: "40 years is a lot of mcissing. Thank you so much to everyone who has been kind. Lots of love xx."

Davidson’s father also died when he was a child. The pair were first spotted together at the Golden Globes in January, and have been spotted out and about several times since.

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Tamera Mowry Trolled By Beyonce Fans For ‘Reminiscing’ About Flirty Jay-Z Encounter

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Kylie Jenner Sparks Pregnancy Rumors With New Stomach-Holding Pic: ‘Another Baby?’

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Could Mama June Lose Custody Of Honey Boo Boo After Drug Possession Arrest? – Lawyer Explains

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Brad Pitt Fights, Leonardo DiCaprio Dances in 1st “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Trailer

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Channing Tatum Debuts Blonde Buzzcut, Visits Jessie J’s Family in England

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Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves, Strokes, Shaquille O’Neal (?!) Top  Lollapalooza Lineup

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MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY PAY TRIBUTE TO SHOOTING VICTIMS: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue to support those who have been affected by the shootings at New Zealand mosques. On Tuesday, they appeared at the New Zealand House in London, where they signed a book of condolences, and left bouquets in the victims’ honor. "Our deepest condolences... We are with you," the couple wrote before signing their names near the Maori word "arohanui" meaning much love.

KRISTOFF ST. JOHN’S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED: Soap legend Kristoff St. John died due to heart disease and an accidental alcohol overdose, People reports. The two-time Emmy winner was found dead on February 3rd. He is survived by his fiancée Kseniya Mikhaleva, his daughter Paris and his daughter Lola. He was predeceased by his son Julian, whom he was buried beside.

FX, NETFLIX SUED OVER ACS: An anonymous person is suing FX, Netflix and the author of the book that The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is based on, claiming the show defamed them, The Blast reports.

PATRICIA ARQUETTE READY TO FIND HERSELF AGAIN: The 50-year-old Patricia Arquette jokes that she is ready to find herself after playing Dee Dee Blanchard, a woman with Munchausen syndrome by proxy, in Hulu’s real-crime series, The Act. Dee Dee’s teenage daughter, Gypsy Rose (Joey King), helped murder Dee Dee, with her boyfriend’s help. "You don't usually get that interesting of a part as a woman, that complicated. So I think that's part of it," the actress tells ET of why she jumped so quickly into another "crazy woman" role after Dannemora. Arquette is quick to note she can be a bit of a "crazy woman" too. "If you saw my packrat piles, you would question my scruples," she says, laughing at the thought.

KATE MIDDLETON MAKES FIRST SOLO APPEARANCE WITH THE QUEEN: Despite having been a member of the royal family since 2011, Kate Middleton had never had a solo appearance with Queen Elizabeth until Tuesday. (Her sister-in-law Meghan Markle, meanwhile, has gone on a solo appearance with the Queen a few weeks after her wedding to Prince Harry.) Kate and the monarch, 92, toured a high-tech university in central London.

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Wendy Williams is getting real about her struggles with drugs. The Wendy Williams Show host revealed on Tuesday that she is living in a sober house to help understand the struggle that fellow recovering addicts grapple with.

Williams explained: "And even today, and beyond, I have been living in a sober house. When you see me come to work, glammed up, right after the show I go across the street/ I do my pilates. I told you, two hours a day... to take care of my body. And you know I've had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don't know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped."

Williams told her audience that she realize that others aren’t as lucky and she wanted them "to know more of the story" because she knows that there are others that "have been struggling."


She said she reports to the house after work, meetings and hitting the gym.

"After I go to the Pilates and go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area, I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help," she continued. "They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. It’s been really interesting, this ride."

Before she opened up on the show, Williams revealed that no one else knew what was going on besides her husband Kevin Hunter.

"Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here," she shared. "After I finish my appointments … I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family. … We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors locked by 10 p.m., lights out by 10 p.m., so I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you. So that is my truth."

The revelation comes after she returned to the show after a two-month break that she previously said was due to Graves disease.

She concluded, encouraging fellow addicts to call the organization that she and her husband founded to help fellow addicts. The Hunter Foundation 24-hour — 888-5HU-NTER – is available if they need assistance, she said, revealing that they've already helped to place 56 people in recovery centers.


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Days after slamming the ‘bloids over reports that she attempted suicide, Paris Jackson is lashing out at the paparazzi who she says make her life hell.

"*Parks at gas station waiting for my boyfriend to pump gas* *closes eyes to listen to favorite song* paps take pic and zoom in so you can’t see that i’m parked and accuse me of falling asleep at the wheel," Jackson tweeted.

She continued: "When will this stop? This past week it’s been nonstop bulls—t. I'm so sick of it."

On Monday night, Paris also appeared at Netflix’s The Dirt premiere with her boyfriend, the musician Gabrel Glenn. She looked stylish and relaxed.

All of the attention—and the rumored suicide attempt, and subsequent reports that loved ones are trying to get her into therapy—comes on the heels of HBO’s searing documentary about her late father Michael Jackson. In it, two men say Jackson abused them when they were children.

Several family members have come out objecting to the film and Paris is among them, but she has also said that it simply isn’t her "role" to defend his legacy anymore.

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Comedian Amy Schumer is getting personal in her new Netflix special, Amy Schumer: Growing, according to multiple reports. The 37-year-old talks pregnancy and marriage, and in the process, reveals that her husband Chris Fischer is on the spectrum.

She tells the Chicago crowd in the special: "I knew from the beginning that my husband's brain was a little different than mine. I have to start this over because I really want to get this right because I love him very much."

"My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger's. He has autism spectrum disorder. He's on the spectrum. And there were some signs early on," Schumer says, before telling a story of how her husband reacted abnormally to her falling down during a walk together. "Nine out of 10 people would go, 'Oh my god, are you OK?!' Maybe more like 10 out of 10 people...Instead, my husband went-- He kind of froze and became a lighthouse, opening and closing his mouth."

"I remember lying on the ground looking up at him and I wasn't mad, I just thought, Huh," she recalls. "Lotta Huh moments, you know?"

"Once he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was, because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he's on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him," she says in her Netflix special. "That's the truth. He says whatever is on his mind. He keeps it so real. He doesn't care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do."

"If I say to him, like, 'Does this look like sh*t?' He'll go, 'Yeah, you have a lot of other clothes. Why don't you wear those?'… But he can also make me feel more beautiful than anyone ever has in my whole life. And he can't lie!" she adds. "Is that the dream man?!"

Amy Schumer: Growing drops today (Tuesday) on Netflix.

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John Oliver makes his living, at least in part, by poking fun at other people. So when he tackled the subject of public shaming with Monica Lewinsky on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, it would have been tough to predict how the story—and the response to the story—would go.

In the segment, he essentially publicly shamed himself and fellow late night host Jay Leno for going after Lewinsky, who was publicly lacerated after her affair with then-President Bill Clinton became pregnant.


He slammed Leno’s recent Today show appearance, in which he expressed concern over the nature of late night shows in the age of President Trump.

"Everything now is, if people don’t like your politics…everyone has to know your politics," Leno said. "But when people see you are one-sided, it just makes it tough. I’d just like to see a bit of civility come back to it, you know?"

Oliver questioned Leno’s "civility," by pointing to old clips of Leno saying the humid stickiness in L.A. was "stickier than Monica Lewinsky."

Then he showed Leno reading from a fake Dr. Seuss inspired book about the scandal titled "The Slut in the Hat."

Oliver summarized, "And, if that’s what Leno means by civility, may I offer my new book: ‘Oh the Places You Can Go F--- Yourself, Jay Leno!'"


"Look, my hands are not clean here, either," he said. "I wasn’t in the U.S. at the time, but ten years after the fact, I was in a Daily Show piece marking the tenth anniversary of the scandal above a graphic reading, ‘10 Sucking Years,’ which is gross. It’s gross."


Lewinsky appeared herself and shared her own perspective as an anti-bullying advocate.

Lewinsky said: "I do think there’s a spectrum of behavior on which we can sort of judge, as a society, ‘Is this where shaming is effective to change social behavior, or is it damaging?’" (0:14 … OC: "is it damaging?")

Her own experience, she continued, "was a sh--storm. It was an avalanche of pain and humiliation, and, obviously, I could not have gotten through it without my family, and, eventually, when I was allowed to talk to my friends, my friends, too . . . At 24 years old, it was really hard to hold on to a shred of dignity or self-esteem when I was just the butt of so many jokes and being misunderstood."

"One of the things that happens with these kinds of experiences is that you start to disappear, you start to feel like you don’t matter. And I think that when somebody sees you and just acknowledges your humanity in the smallest way, it really can make a world of a difference," she told Oliver. And you don’t know — it could help save someone’s life."

On Twitter Monday, Lewinsky thanked Oliver for his message and for giving her a platform. She tweeted: "v grateful for the words of support on here re @LastWeekTonight. hope these kinds of conversations help anyone suffering know you’re not alone + you can survive it. it will get better."


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