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'Grey's Anatomy' star Kate Walsh had brain tumor in 2015
Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh says she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015.

The 49-year-old actress recalled her shock at learning she had a meningioma the size of a lemon in an interview with Cosmopolitan published Monday.

"I went in for the MRI, and you know it's serious when they don't even wait, they're like, 'Hey, the radiologist wants to see you.' And she starts to say, 'Well, it looks like you have a very sizable brain tumor' -- and I just left my body," Wash said.

"They suspected that it was benign, but they wouldn't know for sure until they got in there. It was over 5cm, like a small lemon in my head, causing quite a bit of damage: there was a lot of swelling, and I had started getting shooting pains in my head," she recounted.

"It was crazy," the star confessed. "The whole situation was so overwhelming, and I was just so relieved to know there was something wrong, that it wasn't just my imagination and that my instincts were correct."

The Grey's Anatomy star went in for her MRI after experiencing exhaustion and cognitive difficulties for months. She underwent surgery three days after her diagnosis, and was told the tumor was benign and able to be removed.

"After that, I just really focused on recovery, and surrendering to that process," the actress said. "I love to work hard and do 800 things at once, and this was a really amazing lesson in just submitting to the process of healing."

"My health comes first, and I've had to change my lifestyle," she added. "In my business, it's not unusual to be working 17 hour days, so it can be really challenging, but now I know I absolutely need 7 or 8 hours of sleep. As basic as that sounds, it was a huge part of my recovery."

Walsh, who plays Dr. Addison Montgomery on Grey's Anatomy, said she shared her story to encourage people to see a doctor and not self-diagnose. She urged her followers in a tweet Sunday to have an annual check-up.

"I joined @Cigna on their mission to get everyone in for an annual check-up. Yup, EVERYONE. #GoKnowTakeControl #ad," the star wrote.


Real-life 'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta dead at 95
Boxing legend Jake LaMotta died Tuesday at age 95.

The retired boxer, whose memoir inspired the 1980 film Raging Bull, died in a nursing home after complications from pneumonia, LaMotta's wife, Denise Baker, told TMZ.

"I just want people to know, he was a great, sweet, sensitive, strong, compelling man with a great sense of humor, with eyes that danced," Baker said.

Another family member said LaMotta was ailing over the past few weeks, and "worsened considerably" this week. The boxer's daughter, Christi LaMotta, confirmed her dad's death in a Facebook post Tuesday.

"Jake LaMotta July 10, 1922 - September 19, 2017 Rest in Peace Pop," she wrote.

LaMotta was born in the Bronx, N.Y., to Italian immigrant parents, and started his professional boxing career at age 19. He was nicknamed "The Raging Bull" due to his aggressive style of fighting.

LaMotta competed as a middleweight for most of his career, and won the world middleweight title in 1949. He had a longtime rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson, which culminated in a six-fight series in the 1940s, of which LaMotta won one.

LaMotta published Raging Bull: My Story in 1970. Martin Scorsese adapted the memoir and cast Robert De Niro as LaMotta, Joe Pesci as LaMotta's brother, Joey LaMotta, and Cathy Moriarty as LaMotta's first wife, Vickie LaMotta.


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Rihanna dazzles at Fenty Beauty launch in London
Rihanna dazzled on the red carpet at the Fenty Beauty launch in London.

The 29-year-old American singer and designer introduced her cosmetics line to British fans Tuesday at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge amid London Fashion Week.

Rihanna stunned in a lilac-colored Molly Goddard minidress, diamond jewelry and strappy stiletto sandals. She complemented her look by wearing eyeshadow, blush and lipgloss with a purple sheen.

"Thank you to my U.K. team at @harveynicols for a tremendous launch! I'm honored to have @fentybeauty in your stores!" she wrote on Instagram.

Rihanna previously launched Fenty Beauty in New York during New York Fashion Week. She discussed her line in an interview with The Sunday Times published this month, calling makeup "a lifelong obsession."

"Fenty Beauty is for everyone -- all skin tones and races," the star told the publication. "It's also for any occasion and any age."

"I used to watch my mom put her makeup on -- all the funny faces she'd make in the mirror," she recalled. "I never understood what she was doing, until I got older and fell in love with makeup myself."


Report: Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen split up
Hollywood couple Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen have ended their nearly decade-long romance.

"She's full-time back in L.A. He's in Toronto," Us Weekly quoted an unnamed source as saying.

"They've been on the outs for a couple of months," the insider said. "They are completely, officially done."

The Jumper co-stars -- who are both now 36 -- got engaged in December 2008, but split up in August 2010, reuniting in the fall of the same year.

Bilson gave birth to their daughter, Briar Rose, in October 2014, Vogue noted.


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Former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is going to be a dad.

The 38-year-old actor, who played Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series, announced in an Instagram post Tuesday that wife Lauren Paul is pregnant.

"Hey everyone. Look what I did," Paul captioned a photo of Lauren showing off her baby bump.

"Words can't express how excited I am that this little one has entered our lives," he wrote. "Just thought it was time I would share this beautiful news with all of you."

Lauren also shared the news by sharing a collage featuring baby pictures of herself and Paul, along with their unborn child's sonogram.

"Oh hi!" she captioned the post.

Paul and Lauren Parsekian, married in Malibu, Calif., in May 2013. The actor later said in the April 2014 issue of Elle that he and Lauren have "never" fought.

"People get in fights because they don't communicate, because you don't want to hurt the other person," he said. "If you do want to hurt the other person, then shame on you -- you're an [expletive]."

"My wife and I do not argue," the star added. "We communicate. We talk. But we've never fought in our entire relationship."

Paul is also known for portraying Eddie Lane on The Path and for voicing Todd Chavez on BoJack Horseman. He is slated for a number of upcoming films, including The Burning Woman with Christina Hendricks.

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