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Casey Kasem Family Feud: Settlement Reached Over Visitation With Dad

Casey Kasem Family Feud: Settlement Reached Over Visitation With Dad

Originally posted 12/20/2013 03:55PM

An ugly family dispute between Casey Kasem's children and their stepmom over access to their ailing father appears to be largely over.

In a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing Friday, attorneys for Kasem's daughter, Julie, 38, told a judge that she was withdrawing her request for legal control of her father's healthcare as part of a confidential visitation agreement.

"It's been resolved," Julie's attorney Andrew Katzenstein told PEOPLE following the hearing. "We're glad the case was able to settle."

Charles Kreindler, an attorney for stepmom Jean Kasem, stated: "Jeannie is very happy that the court proceeding has been dismissed and that a settlement agreement has been reached with regard to visitation. Jeannie is about to celebrate her 34th anniversary with Casey tomorrow, and his care, dignity, well-being and happiness are of primary importance."

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Suspended Following Anti-Gay Comments

A&E Suspends Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Following Anti-Gay Comments

Originally posted 12/18/2013 08:30PM

Duck Dynasty is down a star.

A&E, which airs the reality show that follows the duck-hunting and duck call-creating Robertson family, has suspended patriarch Phil Robertson indefinitely from filming following his anti-gay comments printed in GQ.

"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," says a statement from the network that was sent to PEOPLE. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

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Fake Deaf Intepreter at Mandela Memorial Says He Is Schizophrenic

Fake Deaf Intepreter at Mandela Memorial Says He Is Schizophrenic

Originally posted 12/12/2013 07:35AM

The man who stood next to President Obama and other world leaders and faked sign language during Tuesday's memorial for Nelson Mandela says he suffers from schizophrenia and had an attack that caused him to hear voices and hallucinate on stage.

The man, identified as Thamsanqa Jantjie, 34, claims he is a real interpreter but that a schizophrenic episode caused him to lose concentration and start making meaningless signs, reports South Africa's Star newspaper.

"There was nothing I could do," Jantjie tells the paper. "I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it's the situation I found myself in."

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Was Michelle Obama Angry About the President's Selfie?

Michelle Obama Not Angry About President's Selfie, Says Photog

Originally posted 12/11/2013 12:50PM

"Photos can lie."

So says the photographer who captured the image of President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as they took the now-famous group selfie at President Nelson Mandela's memorial in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

"Obama took his place amid these leaders who'd gathered from all corners of the globe," photographer Roberto Schmidt wrote on the global news agency blog, AFP.com. "Among them was British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as a woman … I later learned was the Danish Prime Minister."

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Brandi Glanville: 'I'm the Least Racist Person of All Time'

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Brandi Glanville Apologizes for 'Definitely Inappropriate' Comments to Costar

Originally posted 12/10/2013 04:30PM

Brandi Glanville offered an apology of sorts for what some have called racist remarks she made to fellow Housewife Joyce Giraud on a Palm Springs road trip captured on Monday's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Glanville, calling in to Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live talk show on Monday, said her comments were "definitely inappropriate."

"It was definitely not sensitive and I apologize to anyone I offended," Glanville, 40, said by phone. "My friends and I joke with each other this way and they are from all different backgrounds so, I'm sorry. I guess TV is not ready for the real Brandi, but should I censor myself?"

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Paula Deen Will Be 'Really, Really Happy to See 2013 Gone' | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Will Be 'Really, Really Happy to See 2013 Gone'

Originally posted 12/08/2013 09:45AM

After a self-proclaimed "hard summer," during which she admitted to using a racial slur, was dropped by the Food Network and several sponsors, and endured rumors of marital discord, Paula Deen says she's looking forward to the new year.

"I'm gonna be really, really happy to see 2013 gone," Deen, 66, recently told about 200 guests at the Salvation Army Golden Kettle gala in Savannah, Ga. "There may be something in that number 13."

But as she reflected on the tumultuous year in front of the crowd, Deen called the past six months an "opportunity for me to grow."

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Heidi Pratt: How I Made Amends with Lauren Conrad

Heidi and Spencer Pratt on Making Amends

Originally posted 12/07/2013 11:25AM

A few years ago, millions of viewers anxiously tuned in to catch an infamous MTV screaming match at then-Hollywood hot spot Les Deux that forever changed the relationship between best friends – and The Hills reality starlets – Lauren Conrad and Heidi Pratt.

Fast-forward to the present, Heidi (née Montag), 27, says the night that made "You know what you did" a household phrase is now water under the bridge.

"I've talked to [Lauren] a few times on the phone and we've caught up," Heidi told PEOPLE on Friday. "She's been really sweet. The last time we talked was like a year ago. I lost her number so I haven't been able to call her [recently]. I told her I got really caught up and I was sorry about how things happened. I told her I miss her and she told me she'd always be there for me."

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Nigella Lawson: I'm 'Ashamed' About Drug Use but Wanted to Be Honest

Nigella Lawson: I'm 'Ashamed' About Drug Use but Wanted to Be Honest

Originally posted 12/05/2013 12:25PM

A day after admitting in court that she had used cocaine and marijuana in the past, Nigella Lawson said Thursday that she was embarrassed but wanted to come clean about the drug use.

"I would rather be honest, if ashamed, and explain the drug usage, but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to be bullied [with] lies," the celebrity chef, 53, said at the fraud trial of two former assistants, according to the Telegraph.

"I am not proud of the fact that I have taken drugs, but that does not make me a drug addict or a habitual drug user," she added.

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Is Family Guy's Brian Really Dead?

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UpdatePosted 11/26/2013 12:40PM

Brian of Family Guy: How Dead Is He?

Originally posted 11/26/2013 11:40AM

Hold on to your martinis, bereaved Family Guy fans. Love for Brian had fans hoping it was a ratings stunt, and now a new website has them wondering: Is Brian really dead?

A site "affiliated" with FOX and Seth MacFarlane's popular crass cartoon sitcom has cropped up – www.briansannouncement.com – and promises "a special announcement from Brian" with a countdown clock that shows the big reveal will happen on Dec. 6 at noon ET.

The sparse home page also features a blue sedan driving into the Griffin's mythical hometown of Quahog, Rhode Island, where the sign entices visitors to "come taste our clam."

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Margot Robbie Speaks Out About Will Smith Controversy

Margot Robbie: Will Smith and I Were Just 'Goofing Around'

Originally posted 11/08/2013 09:40AM

Nothing to see here!

That's Margot Robbie's response to speculation that's been swirling ever since suggestive photos of her and Will Smith, taken in a photo booth, emerged this week.

"Been working non-stop, just catching my breath. There's absolutely no truth to the ridiculous rumor," the Australian actress wrote on Twitter.

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