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Blac Chyna’s Assistant Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support

A family is in mourning as Patty Hernandez, who was Blac Chyna’s assistant, has passed away after a lengthy health battle.

This is heartbreaking news from those hoping that she would pull through. She is survived by her three children.

Her grieving family is reportedly planning to sue Chyna for wrongful death.

Lorena “Patty” Hernandez suffered a brain hemorrhage back in January at a salon that Blac Chyna owns in Encino.

She was placed on life support. Friends and loved ones have surrounded her, and donations have poured in to her GoFundMe to help with her medical care — and to assist her children.

Unfortunately, it was not enough, as this week’s grim update to her GoFundMe page reveals.

“Hello Everyone it is with a heavy heart that I would like to share that this morning May 14 Patty was pronounced Brain Dead after a 3rd bleed and will have to be disconnected.”

Absolutely heartbreaking. For everyone, but especially for her children.

“We ask you keep our family in prayer during this difficult time.”

Just months ago, there had appeared to be good news — that she was at least able to breathe on her own. But setbacks can happen. This is devastating.

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The GoFundMe for Patty Hernandez has raised $ 33,000 out of the $ 50,000 goal.

The text of the page explains Patty’s condition.

“Patty is a loving and dedicated mother of three children (Nathan 13, Raul 12 and Madison 7) and just as loving and dedicated to the rest of her family.”

No health crisis or death is easy to read about, but … it’s always harder when they have children.

“On July of 2017 life changed for Patty, she suffered a stroke that left her partially blind, after several tests, the doctors diagnosed her with a brain AVM ‘Arteriovenous Malformation’ that was present since birth.”

That means that some of her blood vessels aren’t formed properly, and are more prone to bleeding. That’s a problem anywhere, but much worse in the brain.

“A brain AVM is a tangled of abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels (arteries and veins) that have a higher rate of bleeding than normal well-formed vessels.”

And it also made it very difficult to treat.

Patty Hernandez

“Due the location of her AVM, a surgery was not possible and her only option for a treatment was radiation therapy, a therapy that takes 2 years to be effective.”

Meaning that she would have another two years for the damage to continue.

“Yet even radiation therapy does not guarantee her AVM to not rupture causing a head hemorrhage (a bleeding in the brain).”

Cerebral hemorrhages are scary and serious.

“What complicated her condition even more was that Patty was also pregnant.  Doctors advised a pregnancy termination, but due to the fact that doctors were not guaranteeing her health, she decided to proceed with the pregnancy.”

That must have been an agonizingly difficult decision. She had three children depending upon her, but that was her choice.

“Despite the complication her AVM produced which included: severe headaches, dizziness, a higher risk pregnancy, and stress rupturing a brain vein.”

Horrifying.

Patty Hernandez Hospital

Additionally, Patty could not take medical advice with respect to her job.

“The doctors advised her to not work, but that was not an option for Patty who had her 3 children depending on her for financial security.”

The GoFundMe medical description does not name-drop anyone, but Blac Chyna was her employer.

“On December 18, 2017 Patty suffered a severe head bleed that left her unconscious, and she was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was in the ICU, in whee they preceded to treat her head hemorrhage by draining the blood flooding in her brain.”

Horrible.

“After a CAT scan and a couple of days, Patty was finally stable and doctors advised to terminate her pregnancy, therefore; lowering the chances of another head bleed which would leave her permanently disabled or dead.”

She wanted to be there for her children.

“Patty’s pregnancy was sadly terminated on December 28, 2017.”

Unfortunately, some things cannot be prevented — only delayed.

“On January 11, 2018 she had a seizure which caused her brain to bleed again, this time the bleed was of a stronger magnitude and left Patty in a state of coma.”

In our broken healthcare system, medical debt is the leading cause of personal bankruptcy. And she also has children for whom to care.

“We are asking for your help to cover Patty’s medical expenses and to help her children in this very unfortunate time of need.”

Devastating.

“Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for your donations. In a moment like this, any contribution makes a difference.”

Among the many donations were some large ones, left by celebrities.

Tyga was the first to donate, dropping $ 5,000. Robert Kardashian donated $ 10,000 in two separate installments.

Even Jeffree Star donated $ 10,000.

Patty’s family is reportedly planning to sue Blac Chyna for wrongful death.

There are allegations that Chyna abused her — the specifics of which are unknown — and failed to provide worker’s compensation.

Patty’s family is grieving, and will donate her organs.

Rest in power, Patty.

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Hilary Duff Blasts Pot-Smoking Neighbor: Stop Ruining My Life!!

Hilary Duff is coming clean … about her loathing for a certain thoughtless neighbor of hers.

She’s slammed people before, she’s taken to social media to call out this guy, by name. It sounds like he’s kind of ruining her life.

Well, Hilary is prepared to ruin his right back.

Taking to her Instagram stories, Hilary Duff has a lot to say about her neighbor, whom she identifies as Dieter Addison.

“Calling all New Yorkers with a–hole neighbors, really open to any advice you have.”

Here is her complaint.

“My neighbor smokes cigarettes and weed all night long.”

Unlike other health concerns that busybodies might have, smoking things impacts others.

“My apartment reeks.”

You would have to be catastrophically awful at, say, drinking soda or eating doughnuts for that simple activity to impact your neighbors.

Hilary reveals that she is at a loss.

“Seriously, what do I do?”

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She calls out Dieter directly, saying:

“We know your parents pay your rent, we know you’ve never worked a day in your life.”

She, on the other hand, has worked since childhood to amass her fortune.

“Must be nice.”

It sure must be.

“Have some respect for your neighbors who work hard to live in that building.”

Even if the guy were a self-made billionaire, it wouldn’t be cool to essentially flood his neighbor’s home with smoke.

“Don’t be a dick, dude. And put your trash down the chute.”

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Hilary continues, and explains why she is so irate.

“Slept 0 minutes last night because of Dieter the [eggplant emoji].”

Unlike how she supposes that he lives, she works. Hard.

“Worked 15 hours yesterday and back at work at 5:30am.”

She believes that he is so thoughtless because he does not understand what it is like to have actual responsibilities.

“This is the real world Dieter the [eggplant emoji]”

Note that she’s not including the eggplant emoji to indicate that he has a large penis or anything else of a sexual nature.

She’s just calling him a dick.

She continues to address him, saying:

“Your smoking ain’t delicious.”

It seems clear that, up to a point, she wishes him ill.

“I really hope your hangover hurts.”

Then her accusations take a much more serious turn.

“And another thing … stop breaking all your furniture when you fight with your girlfriend or boyfriend… it scares me and my kid.”

She has a 6-year-old son named Luca. But, to be clear, you don’t need a child to find that kind of thing frightening.

“Therapy is cheaper.”

She concludes it with the advice that many people were probably thinking that he should take.

“Get a vape.”

Vape pens, of course, are much less of an assault upon the noses of people nearby.

(Please do not use them in restaurants, however — this is not The Purge)

Though possession of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized in New York, it is a wonder that Hilary has not called the police during one of those fights.

Not just because it would be a convenient way to disrupt his life as he is disrupting hers, but because breaking furniture is alarming and toxic behavior and perhaps the police should be involved.

Maybe this callout post will shame this neighbor into behaving.

But we wouldn’t suggest that Hilary hold her breath. Except, of course, to avoid inhaling the smoke.

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Angel Parrish From My 600-lb Life: See Her Insane Transformation!

Not every reality star gets a happy ending, and that is certainly true for those who appear on My 600-lb Life. Sometimes people concern fans with behavior that has nothing to do with their weight.

But sometimes, people really do dramatically transform their bodies. And that is clearly the case for 

She is absolutely unrecognizable.

At her largest, Angel Parrish weighed 570 pounds.

Her backstory was heartbreaking, and not simply because of her size.

Angel revealed that she had begun to accumulate weight after having been forced to surrender her baby for adoption at the age of 14.

It seems clear that there is more in her youth than the emotional loss of her adoption that filled her with a deep and lingering sadness.

Like so many, she used food as a coping mechanism. Over time, and combined with genetic and environmental factors, she increased in size.

Angel Parrish at Full Size

Fans last saw or heard from Angel Parrish in 2016, but she remained in the thoughts of many.

She had dropped her weight all of the way down to 230 pounds thanks to weight loss surgery.

But she has spent years in silence on social media.

Now, however, she has reappeared in a single photo.

When we say that she is unrecognizable, we are not exaggerating.

Take a look:

This is such a dramatic body transformation.

But we have to remember that, since we last saw her in 2016, Angel has had a lot of time to lose further weight and to adjust to her new figure.

Beyond that, the shock that fans may experience at seeing the photo — a sort of mild mental whiplash — comes from the total radio silence before this.

You don’t always notice weight loss when you see it happening at an imperceptible rate every day or every week.

After two years, the difference is staggering.

We do not, however, know her new weight.

But if we were to guess, it sure seems that her weight is now below 230.

Congratulations are definitely in order.

Angel Parrish and Dr. Now

There is more to dramatic weight loss like this than simply undergoing surgery with Dr. Now.

(Dr. Nowzaradan has a clinic in Houston that is featured on My 600-lb Life)

Weight loss in this manner, when the volume of the stomach is artificially reduced to limit how much food can be consumed at a time, is only part of the equation.

And it is agonizing — the human body excels at storing energy, and people who suddenly begin consuming less food on a daily basis feel as though they are starving.

Even with all of that, regulating what she eats and when she eats it, coupled with exercise, would also be vital for Angel to be a success story.

Judging from the new photo, we would guess that she also had some excess skin surgically removed. That is often necessary for people who have undergone massive weight loss.

Angel Parrish is Frustrated

Angel’s dramatic reveal may put to shame even Amber Rachdi’s insane transformation.

But it is not a competition, folks. This is about people who choose to change the shape and weight of their bodies getting the opportunity to do so with assistance and guidance and with the support of fans.

Not every story ends happily. Some have health complications from their initial weight or even their sudden weight loss.

Others have underlying problems that may have led to weight gain but continue to plague them even as they transform their bodies.

We are so glad to see that Angel is doing so well.

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Kevin Smith: Smoking Weed Saved My Life!

Back in February, Kevin Smith suffered a heart attack that nearly claimed his life.

Fortunately, the beloved filmmaker pulled through, and these days, he's up and about, and once again meeting the many demands of his still-thriving media empire.

Smith updated fans on his condition throughout his recovery, noting that he rapidly lost 17 pounds after switching to a mostly plant-based diet.

Yes, the man who created such characters as Bluntman & Chronic and who hosts a web series called Fatman on Batman might not seem like the most likely health guru, but Smith has been to the brink and turned things around.

And while he admits that some of his vices led to the slow deterioration of his health, there's one indulgence that may have literally saved his life.

Smith appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, and he shared the tale of receiving some very surprising news from his physician.

It seems Smith was in New York to perform a stand-up set when the attack occurred, and his pre-show herbal relaxation ceremony wound up making the difference between life and death.

"I asked my doctor like after this was all done, I was like, 'I hate to ask this question, man, but did I have a heart attack because of the weed? Because I smoked a joint right before the show,'" Smith told the audience.

"No. In fact, quite the opposite," Smith recalled the doctor saying.

"That weed saved your life."

Yes, they're the words every stoner dreams of hearing.

And we think it's safe

"He said, you kept calm…they told you [you] were going through stuff and you kept calm the whole time, so that joint saved your life," Smith told said. 

"I'm putting that on a T-shirt," the 47-year-old concluded.

We're guessing that's one item of merchandise that would prove very popular with Smith's fans.

 

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Farrah Abraham to Film Movie Based on Her Life: Yes, Really

Brace yourself, because we’ve got some great news here.

Some really wonderful, just truly terrific news about our girl Farrah Abraham.

No, she’s not coming back to Teen Mom OG to terrorize producers and provide us with weekly dramatic nonsense, and no, she didn’t miraculously become a reasonable, somewhat normal human being.

This is actually way better than any of that.

What Farrah is doing, believe it or not, is turning her life story into a feature film.

“Uh, wait,” you may be thinking. “We already saw her life story on the screen, it was called Teen Mom and it was amazing.”

Good point, friend, but you’re missing a few key facts here.

One, she’s not just making a movie out of her life story, she’s making a movie out of her life story as described in her memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended.

Two, it’s not going to be Farrah herself being awful on TV, it’s going to be a dramatized version of Farrah on … well, probably TV still.

We can’t imagine this would ever get a theatrical release, if she even follows through with making it at all.

Nope, this definitely feels like a made for TV movie, more specifically a Lifetime movie.

Honestly, this project has Lifetime movie written all over it. So much that if this was the 90s, Tori Spelling would be starring as Farrah.

Oh, and the third reason this is much different (and obviously way better) than Teen Mom is that Farrah put a whole lot of stuff in her book that never made it on that lovely reality show.

For instance, did you know that when she was dating Derek Underwood, Sophia’s late father, he snuck into her bedroom one night after her family had gone to bed?

And that her father, Michael, caught them having sex, and he chased Derek out of the house with a knife?

She wrote that the whole thing “was really all his fault for trying to have sex with me in my house,” so she tried to make him bail her dad out of jail.

He wouldn’t do it, so to compromise, she had him buy her $ 50 worth of makeup.

That’s just a tiny example of the kind of ups and downs that made up their relationship.

They frequently broke up and got back together, and she wrote that before his death, he’d started shoplifting and doing drugs.

She said that she never even told him that she was pregnant, that she’d meet up with him to chat but kept deciding that it wasn’t the right time.

He passed away in a car accident when she was eight months pregnant.

She really struggled with his death — that’s something we definitely saw on Teen Mom — and that’s the whole meaning behind the title of her book.

Farrah claimed that she and Derek had always planned to get married and have kids, and that even though they were dealing with all that teenage drama, she held onto the dream that when she had the baby, everything would work out.

Obviously it did not.

Anyway, we first heard the news about the movie version of all this when Farrah posted a little flyer on Instagram.

Farrah movie casting

It’s a casting notice for a movie “based off a true story, New York Times Best selling book and international sensation, Farrah Abraham.”

She calls it “a memoir and international story that has touched many lives world wide.”

In a quick statement to In Touch, she confirms that “I’m currently doing private castings and getting ready to make a memorable feature film.”

“I look forward to have many fans who supported me through Teen Mom be part of the film.”

According to the flyer, at this point, she’s only looking for actors who already have IMDb pages, so if you were hoping to break into the business by acting in Farrah’s life story, sorry about that.

But if you’re a young actress who’s already got her foot in the door and who thinks she can pull off dialogue about how your water breaking smells like your late boyfriend’s semen …

Well, you just may be in luck.

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Jill Duggar Accsed of Endangering Child’s Life

In the eyes of some of her social media followers, Jill Duggar simply can’t do anything.

Folks love to criticize Jill’s parenting, and while the controversies are often way over-blown, she does give the public an swful lot of ammunition.

There are times when Jill gets unfairly slammed for parenting decisions that are more quirky than damaging, such as the time she put a tortilla on her son’s head to keep his scalp from getting sunburned.

And then there are those occasions on which her critics seem to have a point, like the time Jill made ker kids walk several miles to get to the nearest Chick-Fil-A.

(Her sons are 3 and 9, and we think the Duggars sometimes lose sight of the fact that there are other food options in this world.)

We’ll leave it up to you to determine which category Jill’s latest “parenting fail” falls into.

It all started with this video, which was posted to the Dillard family’s website earlier this week:

It all seems innocent enough.

Jill simply shows viewers a way to combine a car seat with an umbrella stroller, which offers a less bulky alternative to “the big single stroller” and is convenient for “tight spaces” such as the Duggar’s favorite destination, church.

However, as In Touch Weekly points out, fans quickly lost it, accusing Jill of putting her child at risk in the name of a lazy “parenting hack.”

“Not a good idea at all. Infant seats are meant for the stroller it came with not a umbrella stroller,” commented one Instagram user.

“This isn’t a safe trick it’s a dangerous one,” wrote another.

One follower really went in, attacking not only the stroller hack, but Michelle Duggar’s entire approach to parenting:

“Michelle Duggar is NOT someone we want to be taking parenting advice from,” said a fan.

“Her litany of parenting hacks include: blanket training, assigning sister moms, turning a blind eye to her son molesting her daughters, using the ATI curriculum, not allowing her daughters to wear pants, denying her children the opportunity to go to university or college, and many many more.”

Yeah, like we said, Jill’s parenting tips often result in disproportionate criticism – but it doesn’t seem like she’s planning to stop offering her questionable tips anytime soon.

Watch Counting On online for from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Brandi Glanville: Lisa Vanderpump Is Still Ruining My Life!!

Last week, in a stunning turn of events, Brandi Glanville and Leann Rimes quashed their feud.

But Leann wasn’t the only other celeb with whom Brandi had a beef.

And in a new podcast episode, she’s making it clear that her feud with Lisa Vanderpump is still going strong.

Brandi Glanville may be a generally likable person with sympathetic struggles, but she sure knows how to feud.

Leann Rimes was her most famous enemy until the two buried the hatchet. 

But Leann has dragged Gerard Butler and quarreled with Amber Portwood and is always prepared to say exactly what she thinks of someone.

And her feud with Lisa Vanderpump is no new thing.

See, Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay had an affair with Brandi’s ex, Eddie Cibrian while Brandi and Eddie were still together.

And Brandi believes that Lisa brought that about by deliberately putting Scheana in Eddie’s path.

(Though, to be clear, that would still be 100% Eddie’s fault)

So, fresh from making nice with Leann and Eddie for the good of the children (and, honestly, for their own good), Brandi is speaking on her podcast, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered.

And she shares that she’s not really taking it well that Scheana Shay now has her own podcast.

Brandi of course knows that anyone can do a podcast, but at the same time, coming from Scheana, it apparently feels a little invasive.

“Oh, my God. I’m being cheated on again with Scheana.”

As if the concept of podcasting itself were stepping out on her with Scheana, we suppose.

Earlier this year, Scheana spoke about Brandi.

“She asked me to be on her podcast.”

But she was hesitant to agree.

“But out of respect for Lisa, I haven’t accepted that offer yet.”

That’s … interesting, since most people would not feel the need to ask the permission of a third party.

Brandi did not take it well. Specifically, she says that she “saw red” when she heard that Scheana would wait for Lisa’s blessing.

“Are you kidding?”

Brandi really does not like getting obstructed in this manner.

“This b–ch is still ruining my life. I’ve been here almost five years.”

She means that she has been podcasting for that long.

“This is the one thing that I have that she can’t touch, and now she’s telling me whether I can interview Scheana or not?”

Brandi goes on, continuing to rail against Lisa.

“[Lisa] is very controlling.”

But she says that she won’t back down.

“I’m not afraid of Lisa, obviously, but she did try to ruin my life for the past four years.”

Again, she feels like podcasting is her territory.

“And then having her just in this world, I was like: ‘Hell, no.'”

So that’s its own mess.

But at least Brandi is no longer feuding with Leann Rimes.

And she even made it official, tweeting:

“The three of us sat and talked for hours hashed everything out and the feud with @leannrimes Eddie and I is over! They will not be getting rid of me on any holidays #modernfamily”

That is such wonderful news!

For the adults and also for the children.

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Luann de Lesseps: Getting Arrested Improved My Life!

Countess Luann might no longer be a countess, officially, but she will always be a legend.

Except … might her arrest for allegedly kicking a police officer while being publicly intoxicated and disorderly tarnish her reputation? She’s been going through a tough time.

But that was four months ago, and now she’s speaking out and she’s revealed that she’s past it. … Mostly.

On Thursday, Luann de Lesseps spoke to Us Weekly at the ASPCA Diamond in the Ruff Bergh Ball in New York.

And she got candid about how her arrest impacted her.

“You know, I had such a rough time.”

We would imagine so. But she says that things have improved.

“And I feel like I’ve gotten past it.”

That said, however, she says that the event still lingers on her mind and in her life.

“I’m not totally through it completely.”

Luann says that she believes that things for her life — and alleged crimes — will work out in the end.

“But I’m optimistic it’s going to turn out well.”

She saw the arrest as something of a wake-up call and has been using it to drive her to better herself. And it’s working.

“And everything is going in that direction for me.”

This fills her with a healthy outlook on life and on her future.

“So I feel very positive.”

Several months ago, Luann was arrested in Palm Beach for disorderly intoxication, trespassing, and for resisting arrest — with violence.

She apparently also slipped her handcuffs while in the back of the car.

In the aftermath of the arrest, Luann checked into rehab, apologized, and released a statement:

“I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center.”

She continued to express remorse for what she had done.

“I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life changing event.”

One of the things that Luann has used to cope with her situation has been her cabaret show, she reveals.

“I think when you fall that hard, that it’s important how you stand up and keep it moving and keep it positive.”

She’s right.

“And for me it’s been sinking my teeth into my cabaret show and being creative in that way, and it’s been a lifesaving thing for me really”

A creative outlet can be a life-saver.

Luann has also opened up about Bethenny Frankel’s feud with Carole Radziwill.

“As you know, I’m always the Countess who is Switzerland, as Ramona says.”

Meaning that she is neutral, as Switzerland infamously was during World War 2.

“I don’t take sides. I feel like people have to work things out by themselves, and I’m not going to get between that.”

She admits that she doesn’t have much moral high ground upon which to stand.

“God knows I’ve had enough issues of my own to deal with”

Luann is an absolute legend, and not only for her role on The Real Housewives of New York.

She guest starred on one of the best-ever episodes of Law & Order SVU (“Bully,” which was Season 12, Episode 18, in case you’re wondering).

She and Bethenny are arguably the best-known and best-recognized stars from the series.

We are glad to hear that she is so optimistic.

We certainly wish her the best.

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