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Originally posted 12/07/2009 08:10AM
The daughter of singer Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley is at her father's home to recover after being hospitalized over the weekend for what's being reported as a reaction to herbal medication.
Alexa Ray Joel, 23, had taken several pills of the homeopathic medication Traumeel after a breakup with her boyfriend of several years, and was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City's Greenwich Village, according to various reports.
"She became worried about breathing, which is why 911 was called," one source told PEOPLE. Adds another source: "She was apparently distraught over an argument with her boyfriend."
Originally posted 12/06/2009 10:15AM
Following Alexa Ray Joel's hospitalization Saturday, sources tell PEOPLE that the singer may have been upset over a boyfriend.
According to a source, she took Traumeel, a homeopathic medication. "She became worried about breathing, which is why 911 was called," says the source. Adds another source: "She was apparently distraught over an argument with her boyfriend."
The singer has been released from the hospital and her father Billy Joel is now with her, says a source.
Originally posted 12/05/2009 11:45PM
Billy Joel has spoken out about his daughter Alexa Ray Joel's condition following her hospitalization Saturday afternoon.
"She is going to be fine," Joel told Newsday late Saturday evening.
The 23-year-old daughter of Joel and model Christie Brinkley was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital Saturday afternoon after a female caller placed a call to 911.
Originally posted 12/05/2009 05:55PM
Alexa Ray Joel, the 23-year-old singer and daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was hospitalized Saturday in New York City.
"She is stable and her doctors are assessing her needs," a rep for Alexa Ray and her father, Billy Joel, confirmed to PEOPLE.
The singer was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital after a caller placed a call to 911 Saturday afternoon, according to the New York Post.
The singer is scheduled to perform twice on December 10 in New York City, according to her Twitter page.
Originally posted 10/13/2009 07:45AM
The latest legal battle between Christie Brinkley and her ex-husband Peter Cook ended with a judge-approved settlement – but not before some last-minute drama inside the courtroom.
Judge Mark Cohen refused to accept the agreement between the supermodel and the architect until Brinkley appeared in court, which she did two hours later. "I'm pleased that this could be handled without a long trial,” said Cohen.
Still, the once picture-perfect couple couldn't resist trading insults outside the courthouse. Asked her reaction to the settlement, Brinkley said, "Google 'divorcing a narcissist,' " – to which Cook countered, "I will accept [the label] 'narcissist' over 'parental interference.' "
Originally posted 10/08/2009 05:25PM
More than a year after their divorce was finalized following a nasty court battle, Christie Brinkley and her ex-husband Peter Cook are headed back to a court for another public showdown, even though Brinkley insists it's the last thing she wants.
"She's really upset and embarrassed that this is going back to court," Amy Jacobs, a spokesperson for Brinkley, tells PEOPLE. "She absolutely did not want to go to court. Peter is literally dragging her to court. She had chosen to look the other way for quite some time when he violated the confidentiality agreement by talking to Barbara Walters and other media outlets."
Originally posted 10/08/2009 10:30AM
The gloves are off between Christie Brinkley and ex-husband Peter Cook. The couple faced off in court on Wednesday, each accusing the other of violating the terms of their settlement and custody agreements.
A year after their bitter divorce – in which Cook, now 50, admitted an affair with a 19-year-old babysitter – the feuding exes are no closer to getting along. The New York Post reports Cook's claim that Brinkley, 55, is trying to sabotage his relationship with the couple's two children: Jack, 14, and Sailor, 11.
Among his charges: that Brinkley failed to turn over Jack's passport so that he could go with his father on a school trip to Egypt. "She is doing everything she can to ruin my relationship with my kids," Cook said in court Wednesday. "I am trying to move on with my life and I wish she would do the same."
Originally posted 01/18/2009 12:30PM
After her struggles of 2008, namely her messy split from ex-husband Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley is only looking to the future.
"I want to seize the day and take advantage of this year," Brinkley told PEOPLE at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where she unveiled her new "Got Milk?" ad to raise awareness and reintroduce Americans to milk as nature's wellness drink on Friday.
"I am so energized," she said. "I am really looking forward to the inauguration. I see this as a huge time for opportunity. This is the time for change. I am so appreciative of everything I have."
Originally posted 10/11/2008 04:20PM
Christie Brinkley wanted Peter Cook to take their kids out of town to avoid having them see his TV interview about their failed marriage, but the embittered exes couldn't even agree on a mode of transportation.
In the hours before his 20/20 interview aired Friday, Brinkley learned that Cook planned on taking the couple's daughter Sailor, 10, and her brother, Jack, 13, out of town on a single-engine plane.
"Sailor called and said she was scared to get on a small plane," a source close to Brinkley tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 10/11/2008 09:00AM
Christie Brinkley's ex-husband Peter Cook has finally spoken out since the couple's bitter divorce – and while he owns up to having made a mistake, he maintains he had reasons for his behavior.
“It was my failing,” he admitted to Barbara Walters in an interview with 20/20 that aired Friday. “I was a great father, a great husband, and I failed as a human being… I made a mistake.”
But Cook maintained that he had reasons for his behavior: “I was seeking a connection I could not find in my own marriage,” he said of his relationship with then-teenager Diana Bianchi. “I took the cowardice way out and had an affair instead of approaching my wife and saying, “Ya know what? I’m not happy.”
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