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Billy Joel Cooks a Pasta Feast with Daughter Alexa Ray

Billy Joel Cooks a Pasta Feast with Daughter Alexa Ray

Originally posted 08/07/2014 01:30PM

"Piano Man"? Try Pasta Man!

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Alexa Ray Joel Opens Up About Health Scare | Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel Opens Up About Health Scare

Originally posted 04/16/2014 08:00PM

Alexa Ray Joel is back on her feet again, after suffering a collapse mid-song during a show at New York City's Café Carlyle last weekend.

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Alexa Ray Joel Faints on Stage | Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel Collapses During Sold-Out Show

Originally posted 04/14/2014 02:15PM

Alexa Ray Joel is recovering after collapsing during a performance in New York on Saturday night.

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Alexa Ray Joel's New Look: Did She Go Under the Knife?

Alexa Ray Joel Calls Plastic Surgery Rumors '100 Percent False'

Originally posted 04/03/2014 04:15PM

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Alexa Ray Joel Has a New Boyfriend

Alexa Ray Joel Has a New Boyfriend

Originally posted 06/22/2010 11:00AM

Looks like Alexa Ray Joel's broken heart is on the mend: The singer, 24, who told PEOPLE that her despair over a failed romance led her to be hospitalized last December, has a new boyfriend. He is singer-songwriter Cass Dillon.

The pair met when Dillon, 24, was hired to play guitar on Joel's upcoming album. (To listen to her first single, "Notice Me," click here.) "Dating can be awkward," Joel said in April. "I prefer to meet someone through work or socially."

Odds are her dad, Billy Joel, approves. Back in 2007, Dillon released the single "Christmas in Fallujah," which was written by the Piano Man himself. Proceeds benefitted the non-profit Homes For Our Troops.

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Christie Brinkley Had Tough Love for Daughter After Overdose

Christie Brinkley Had Tough Love for Alexa Ray Joel After Overdose

Originally posted 06/05/2010 08:40AM

Christie Brinkley was empathetic but stern with Alexa Ray Joel after her daughter took some pills and was hospitalized in December.

"Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can," the supermodel tells Ladies' Home Journal in its July issue. "That includes tough love. I told Alexa, 'You got yourself worked into such a tizzy. You need to examine that, you need to seek professional advice.' "

Brinkley, 56, says anyone can understand the pain of heartbreak, but that Alexa, 24, overreacted to her breakup. "She tried to do something dramatic to prove to her boyfriend how much he hurt her," Brinkley says. "I think many people can relate to that excruciating pain of love gone wrong. I'd rather have a broken arm than a broken heart."

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Alexa Ray Joel: My Mom Wishes She Looked Like Me

Alexa Ray Joel: My Mom Wishes She Looked Like Me

Originally posted 05/08/2010 09:45AM

Alexa Ray Joel is famous for three reasons: her music, her parents (Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley), and regretfully, a battle with depression that landed her in the hospital after an overdose on Dec. 5.

"I felt like I was in a black hole and I couldn't see out," Joel, 24, reveals in the new issue of PEOPLE. "I hit rock bottom that day . . . A part of me wanted people close to me to know – not the whole world."

The trigger for her depression? A very bad case of heartbreak. Joel says she never really got over her first love, her former bassist Jimmy Riot, whom she began dating at 19. They broke up in 2008, but had fleeting reconciliations. "I was addicted to this man," she says, "and it spiraled out of control."

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Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley Issue Statement About Daughter | Alexa Ray Joel, Christie Brinkley

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley Issue Statement About Daughter

Originally posted 12/10/2009 07:30AM

In light of some media coverage of their daughter Alexa Ray Joel's recent hospital stay, her parents, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, have issued the following statement. In its entirety, it reads:

Every parent can imagine the pain and anguish we face as parents of a daughter who is working to recover from the dangerous actions she took while suffering a devastating heartbreak. As much as we hate dignifying tabloid stories with a response, we feel we must set the record straight to protect our family. The story that ran in the New York Post on December 8th, and has been subsequently spread across the Internet, is filled with vicious lies and attempts to smear our character and that of our beloved daughter. We ask the public and legitimate media outlets to please "consider the source" and to not further exacerbate our daughter's situation by repeating and legitimizing these false reports.

With much appreciation,
Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley

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Alexa Ray Joel Getting Better – Thanks to Parents


Alexa Ray Joel Getting Better – Thanks to Parents

Originally posted 12/09/2009 02:05PM

There's nothing like a little TLC from Mom and Dad after a traumatic experience. And sources say Alexa Ray Joel is bouncing back beautifully after her brief hospital stay on Dec. 5. – thanks to the help of her parents Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley.

"They're focused on making sure she is going to be alright," says a source close to the situation.

The 23-year-old singer, who called 911 after she took 8 Traumeel pills, a homeopathic medication, and had trouble breathing, "has the most attentive parents," says a family friend. "She is very close to Billy, and Alexa and her mother are really best friends."

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Alexa Ray Joel 'Feeling Much Better' | Alexa Ray Joel


Alexa Ray Joel 'Feeling Much Better'

Originally posted 12/07/2009 03:50PM

After being hospitalized over the weekend for a reported reaction to herbal medication, Alexa Ray Joel is starting to feel well again, her rep says.

"She is feeling much better. She is with her family and looking forward to getting back on track,” the statement says.

"I want to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support," Alexa added to the statement.

The 23-year-old had taken several pills of the homeopathic medication Traumeel over the weekend, and was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City's Greenwich Village, according to various reports.

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