British singer Adele has canceled the rest of her tour dates for 2011 just days after her album “21” began its 13th week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 and her single “Someone Like You” began its fifth week atop the Hot 100, according to Billboard.com.
The singer received worldwide acclaim for her powerful pipes, and singers such as Britney Spears praised Adele for her “amazing voice”. But to others, included this blogger, it sounded like Adele was straining her voice to sing. It turns out we were right: Adele’s “amazing” voice was due to a medical condition called a vocal cord hemorrhage — otherwise known as a chronic sore throat.
In fact, Adele may have permanently ruined her stellar voice by continuing to sing in a register that put immense strain on her vocal cords. The increased stress on her vocal cords through singing caused tiny blood vessels to rupture and bleed inside her vocal cords.
A statement released by her publicist, stated Adele was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair her vocal cords. The first step in the treatment of vocal cord hemorrhage is to rest the voice. Normally, resting the vocal cords works in 90% of cases.
But in Adele’s case, resting her vocal cords failed to resolve her bleeding because the damage is so extensive.
According to Voice Medicine,
Voice rest alone is adequate treatment for a single, isolated hemorrhage. Repeated hemorrhage, on the other hand, always has an underlying cause, be it a harmful voice behavior or an irregularity on the vocal fold. In the first case, voice therapy may be useful, and in the second, microlaryngoscopy may be necessary to remove or repair any small irregularities or blood vessels prone to bleeding. This is among the more delicate surgeries in laryngology.
Cobb County police have apprehended the man who kidnapped, raped and robbed a CVS customer in Austell last week.
Sheriff’s officers and U.S. Marshalls arrested Darrious Mathis near Greenbriar Mall shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday. The 21-year-old is charged with hijacking [a] motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy.
Police said the victim had just walked out of the CVS Pharmacy at 800 East-West Connector in Austell at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when she was approached by the suspect. Investigators said he forced the woman into her vehicle and had her drive him to an unknown location where he raped her.
Police said the suspect then had the woman drive him to several ATM’s in the metro area and forced her to withdraw money from her bank account.
At some point during the crime, the suspect got out of the victim’s car and ran away on foot.
Sandra Bullock must be paying her agents very well! According to US Weekly:
During Thursday’s amFAR Inspiration Gala at the Chateau Marmont in L.A., Andy Warhol’s iconic “Peaches” print was auctioned off for $14,000. The lucky bidders happened to be Sandra Bullock’s agents, who bought the artwork as a gift for the actress’ 1-year-old son, Louis. “I want to thank Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd for not being cheap f-cks and gifting my son with his first Warhol,” a radiant Bullock joked. (Proceeds from the auction benefit amFAR’s AIDS research.) The 47-year-old Oscar winner, who reunited with her Speed costar Keanu Reeves for dinner in New York City on Wednesday, was on hand to honor the late Elizabeth Taylor, who helped created amfAR in 1985.
Last month, a Florida man was arrested by police on child abuse charges after he sent a video to an online video streaming site showing him harshly disciplining a young boy. Later it was revealed that the man was not related to the boy.
The video and the arrest sparked furious debate on social media and blogs about the effectiveness of spanking children.
Christians often quote the Bible which promotes “correcting” children in physically violent ways, such as whipping them with belts and extension cords.
Proverbs 23:13-14 says “Withold not discipline from the child, for if you strike and punish him with the (reed-like) rod, he will not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.”
But child advocates say the Bible’s suggested modes of discipline are outdated and uncivilized. They point to recent cases of child abuse arising from spankings that resulted in murder — and they recommend an end to the practice of spanking children violently.
Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman added his voice to the debate after someone mailed an audio of his grandson being spanked violently by the child’s biological father. The audio of 9-year-old Travis Mimms Jr being called a “bastard” and a “dipsh*t” by his father who whips him with a belt is disturbing to hear.
According to Brooklyn police, women who dress like sluts should expect to get raped. Well, that’s what almost happened to sexy songstress Keri Hilson 2 weeks ago during a concert in Paris.
In this video clip, courtesy of Jia, a fan jumped onstage during Keri’s performance and tried to have his way with her. Members of Keri’s security team casually grabbed the guy around his waist but the oversexed fan refused to let go. So another burly security guard reached over and punched the man in the back of his head.
We’re glad Keri is okay. But the question on everyone’s minds is why did it take security so long to reach Keri?
Watch the video after the break (fast forward to the 3:40 mark)!
Here is more proof that Nicki Minaj’s hypeman/boyfriend, Safaree Samuel, has more bitch tendencies than Nicki does. According to published reports, Nicki Minaj hired a maid a few weeks ago through a maid service to clean the LA condo that she shares with Safaree.
Reportedly, the maid was star struck upon meeting Nicki and she asked for an autograph. That pissed Nicki off because she thought the request was inappropriate. So she called the maid service and demanded they send out another maid.
That was a few weeks ago. Then yesterday, the same maid showed up again, which infuriated Nicki who ordered the woman out of the apartment. But the maid refused to leave.
Seeing that Nicki was getting nowhere with the maid, Safaree intervened and told the chick to “get the f*ck out!”
When the maid again refused to leave the premises Safaree used his body — rather than his hands, which would have been assault — to push the maid out of the apartment. The maid service called the cops but no charges were filed.
An irate woman lashed out at R&B crooner Usher for parking in a handicapped spot in Atlanta’s Little 5 Points area last weekend, according to TMZ.com. Usher (and presumably his children whom he has custody of) were attending the Little 5 Points Halloween parade, and apparently he couldn’t find a parking spot. So him being Usher who thinks he’s above all laws, he parked in a handicapped spot.
That didn’t sit well with a woman who screamed on Usher and told him to move his SUV. Usher refused. The woman was so irate she had to be restrained by other parade attendees — some of whom were dressed up in costumes. Usher stood silently as the woman flailed her arms at him. She even grabbed Usher’s hoodie at one point. The woman’s young son can be heard crying in the background.
Those of us who know Usher know that things would have turned out quite differently if that camera, and those witnesses, weren’t present. Usher has been known to throw a hissy fit or two of his own in the past.