07:26 PM EDT 12/07/2013
Originally posted 11/16/2013 08:30PM
In a sign that things may be turning around for Lamar Odom, the troubled NBA star had a two-hour meeting with Los Angeles Clippers management after training with the team on Friday, PEOPLE has confirmed with multiple sources.
The power forward, who was a free agent earlier this year, did not have his contract renewed by the Clippers after a disappointing season. He has also been battling substance abuse issues and marital problems with his wife, Khloé Kardashian.
"He has been talking to them for weeks," a source close to the Kardashian family tells PEOPLE. "He's close to signing. They were definitely apprehensive but Lamar has shown huge improvement over the last few weeks and everyone around him believes he's sober."
Originally posted 11/15/2013 02:00PM
Demi Lovato isn't ready to jump back into an acting career.
The X Factor judge says it's difficult being on camera since her treatment for anorexia and bulimia. In fact, while millions watch her on TV each week, she doesn't watch herself.
"It is still hard being in front of the camera when you have suffered from eating disorders, and I still don't watch my episodes. It is hard," Lovato, 21, told reporters at Thursday's show.
"I think ultimately my main thing is singing," she said. "Maybe movies once in a while, if the right role comes along."
Originally posted 11/15/2013 12:30PM
Kris Kristofferson is 77 and still acting, out promoting his new independent film, The Motel Life, in which he has a supporting role alongside Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff.
But the longtime musician, who is being honored with a month-long tribute in the Cinefamily film, Kris Kristofferson: A Cowboy in Hollywood, also reveals to FOX411 a growing struggle with memory loss.
"I wish my memory weren't so bad," Kristofferson said. "They tell me it's from all the football and boxing and the concussions that I got. A couple of years ago, my memory just started going. But I can remember my songs, so I can perform but other than that …"
Originally posted 11/14/2013 07:30PM
Joanna Krupa hasn't always been the strong self-confident model viewers have come to know on The Real Housewives of Miami. The Poland native, 34, tells PEOPLE she struggled with an eating disorder when she was trying to make it as a model.
"I gained weight and struggled to lose it quickly in order to pursue my dreams of being a model," she says. "Being 20 years old, I had no idea how to lose weight fast and laxatives were an easy way out."
While Krupa managed to break her unhealthy habits before it was too late, the Bravo star is grateful she's in a much better place.
"Thank God I didn't hurt myself and stopped," she says.
Originally posted 11/14/2013 06:30PM
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti says doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries from an IndyCar crash last month.
Franchitti fractured his spine, broke his right ankle and suffered a concussion in the Oct. 6 crash at Houston. The accident occurred on the last lap, when his car made contact with another car and went sailing into a fence.
The 40-year-old underwent two surgeries on his ankle and recently returned home to Scotland to recover.
Franchitti Tweeted a statement on Thursday, calling it "a sad day but I'm eternally grateful."
Originally posted 11/14/2013 09:30AM
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, Hoda Kotb says it was a perfect stranger who inspired her to open up about her private struggle.
"Often we are so busy with our heads buried in a book or looking at Twitter, you don't look up and notice what's around you," the anchor, 49, tells PEOPLE as the morning show continues its weeklong series "#InspiredBy," which honors Today's personal heroes.
"You might miss a life-changing moment because you weren't paying attention. I started paying attention and I ended up meeting two people."
Originally posted 11/12/2013 07:15PM
Just when things were looking up for Zac Efron, the handsome actor suffered another setback.
The recently rehabbed Parkland star, 26, broke his jaw on Sunday at his Los Angeles-area home, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
The insider also confirms that Efron, who slipped on a puddle, has his mouth wired shut and received stitches from a gash he suffered. Plans to promote upcoming film That Awkward Moment have been postponed.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 02:30PM
If Miranda Kerr is feeling down about her recent split from Orlando Bloom, it sounds like she has a surefire solution for perking herself back up.
"If I'm having a challenging moment, I jump for joy. Literally," she tells SELF for its December cover story. "After a minute, I feel better, and after a few minutes, I'm really happy. Everything else just drops off. It gets me out of my head and into my body, and it makes me feel present."
Kerr, 30, who publicly separated from her husband of three years last month, accentuated the positive during her new interview – and encouraged others to do the same.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 12:50PM
NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne said Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis and does not expect it to impact his racing career.
Bayne, who in 2011 became the youngest winner in Daytona 500 history, will still compete as scheduled at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series finales. Bayne's younger sister, Sarah, also has multiple sclerosis.
"There are currently no symptoms and I'm committed to continuing to take the best care of my body as possible," Bayne said in a statement. "As for now, I want to close out the season strong this weekend at Homestead and then shift my focus on getting ready to compete for the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Championship in 2014."
Originally posted 11/12/2013 07:50AM
Ryan Reynolds has nothing but love for Michael J. Fox – especially since they're Canadian, too.
"I've gotten to know his family over the years and they're just amazing," the actor, 37, told PEOPLE Saturday at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Benefit in New York. "They're just an incredible lot of people."
"We have that connection – we're all from the same part of the world," he added, referring to their mutual upbringing in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Another attribute he and Fox have in common? A shared mission.
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