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Breaking Celebrity News.

Medical emergencies, hiding from exes and more zany behaviour leads this week’s Celebrity News.

Stroke scares for Joe Jackson and Frankie Muniz.
There may be almost 60 years between them, but actor/musician Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson are cautiously heeding doctor’s orders, as they begin to recover from the ‘mini’ strokes they suffered within a day of each other. At 83 years old, this is Jackson’s third stroke in five years – he is expected to be convalescing at home. Muniz was just shy of his 26th birthday and, getting set to tour with his band Kingsfoil, when the sudden loss of vision in one eye during a motorcycle ride in Phoenix, AZ further skidded into weird behaviour and slurred speech, alarming his friends and his fiancée, publicist Elycia Marie Turnbow. After being hospitalized, Muniz took to Twitter to express his shock and later opened up about the experience on “Good Morning America,” saying he was “happy to be alive.”

Soap stars behaving badly.
Far from his goodie-goodie character Officer Oliver Fish, former “One Life to Live” actor Scott Evans, younger brother of actor Chris Evans (“The Avengers”) was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to buy drugs from an undercover cop. TMZ reported that while the type of narcotics was not specified, Evans is currently out on bail. Several states away, a haggard-looking Senait Ashenafi (ex-Keesha Ward, “General Hospital”) was removed from her flight at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and arrested for public intoxication. Reportedly, a drunken Ashenafi threw a temper tantrum while boarding and later pushed a flight attendant after learning she wasn’t sitting in first class and that her carry-on luggage wasn’t staying with her due to minimal overhead space.

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman staying together?
Making it work takes a little time and according to actor Danny DeVito (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), he and wife Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”) are working things out. The actors who announced in October they were headed for splitsville after 30 years are still physically separated, said DeVito to entertainment newsmagazine “Extra” but are reportedly moving slowly toward reconciliation.

Nick Lachey all choked up.
It’s hard to imagine the loving hands of a newly minted father violently wrapped around someone’s throat, but that’s just what singer Nick Lachey is being accused of. According to TMZ, while attending a Cincinnati Bengals (of which Lachey is a fan)-San Diego Chargers football game, Lachey reportedly trash-talked Chargers player Igor Olshansky so much that a fan took exception and his wife allegedly slammed the 98 Degrees singer with the scathing one-liner, “Well, at least he lasted longer than your boy band.” Lachey allegedly responded, calling the woman a f***ing b**ch and lunged at her husband, grabbing his neck and throwing him to the ground. Denying the incident, Lachey was escorted from the stadium and later sounded off on Twitter.


Kristin likes Jake and Carmen adores Simon.

Tony Award-winning actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth (“GCB”) and Jake Pavelka (“The Bachelor”) aren’t saying too much but their body language is speaking volumes after the two were spotted out for dinner and lacing fingertips. Chenoweth, who is still recovering from a head injury sustained on the set of “The Good Wife” is reportedly “spending time” with the former bachelor and is pursuing “things that make her happy” according to an interview with People magazine. Also in the mood to bare her feelings is Carmen Electra (“Baywatch”) – for none other than “X-Factor’s” snarky mentor Simon Cowell. Electra opened up to hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of the “Today Show” about breaking bread with the music mogul and how she “adores” him. The actress/dancer gushed about living her dream in the music industry and revealed her plans to release her first music single – a dance track called “I Like It Loud.”

Hayden Panettiere and Nick Gordon – after the crash.
Actress Hayden Panettiere “Nashville” walked away from a car collision unhurt after several eye witnesses reportedly saw her running through a red light, TMZ reports. But according to the police report, Panettiere was driving in one lane when another car swerved into her lane and smashed into her. The driver of the other vehicle also walked away without any injuries. Both cars were reportedly towed away. If you recall, last week, we also reported on a single-vehicle crash that saw Bobby Kristina Brown’s Chevy Camaro tunnel down an embankment. Now it seems that her adoptive brother and former fiancé Nick Gordon has some car trouble of his own. Gordon was arrested for reckless driving after excessively speeding.