Angelina Jolie has a double mastectomy!

Today Angelina Jolie revealed that she was forced to make the agonising decision to have a preventative double mastectomy, after tests showed she had an 87 per cent chance of contracting cancer.   The actress opened up about her traumatic experience in a U.S. newspaper, saying that she made the decision to undergo the procedure in February after learning that she is a carrier of the deadly BRCA1 cancer gene.

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The 37-year-old’s motherMarcheline Bertrand died at the age of 56 from ovarian cancer, which Angelina revealed she had a high chance of contracting.   But the Hollywood star has not let the life-changing operation interfere with public engagements – she visited the Republic of Congo on March 26 on humanitarian duties and attended the G8 summit in London on April 11 with William Hague, after her initial operations but before the all the procedures had finished.

Writing in an editorial piece entitled ‘My Medical Choice’ in the New York Times, Angelina explained her decision, revealing that she had the initial procedure on February 16th before having the reconstruction operation on April 20th.

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She wrote: ‘My doctors estimated that I had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman.   ‘Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65% risk of getting it, on average.   ‘Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.

‘I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.   ‘On April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved. During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work.’   The star’s surgery was successful and doctors say Angelina’s chances of developing breast cancer have now lowered to less than 5%.   ‘I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy,’ she wrote. ‘But it is one I am very happy that I made.

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‘My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%. I can tell my c hildren that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.’

‘My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.’   Angelina praised the support her fiancé Brad Pitt and their children, Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, gave her during treatment.   ‘It is reassuring that they see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that’s it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was. And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can.   ‘I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries.   ‘We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.’

Jessica Hart shows off her toned figure!

She appeared in the 2009 Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated, and four years later, Jessica Hart is still sporting the same terrific physique.   The Australian model is the new face – and body – for Calzedonia swimwear, featuring in their full summer fashion campaign in an array of bikinis and beachwear items.   Totally in place on the sand, Jessica, 27, looked every bit the surfer chick.

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The various swimsuits vary from bandeau and high-waisted briefs, to halter-necks and side tie bottoms.   But no matter the shape or colour, all of the beach items look amazing on Jessica.

The beautiful Australian model – who is dating shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III – hasn’t kept her cover girl shape without effort.   Jessica is proud to share her fitness regime, and says that any model who says they don’t work out is telling a lie.   Speaking to the Sydney Telegraph, the 27-year-old said: ‘There’s no such thing as those girls who don’t work out. Even the girls who say they don’t exercise usually do. You have to.’

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‘It’s just part of my life. I run, cycle, do pilates, work out in the gym … everything really. I try and mix it up to keep it interesting but it’s just part of my job.   ‘We have to look good and you never know in this industry when it all might just go away.’   Clearly the effort has paid off for the model who is obviously fronting this swimwear campaign, and getting dressed by top designers for events, including the Met Ball last week.

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Justin Bieber’s concert takings are Stolen!

Justin Bieber was the victim of a sophisticated Ocean’s Eleven style cash heist while performing in South Africa on Sunday evening.Hours after the singer finished performing at Johannesburg’s FNB football stadium, a gang of criminals broke into the venue’s secure cash storage room and took the concert’s takings.

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The gang are believed to have spent at least three days digging their way through the stadium strong room’s double thick walls.

They struck when it was full of cash from merchandise and refreshment stalls that operated both during Sunday evening’s Justin Bieber concert and also a recent performance by Bon Jovi.   Today 94,000 capacity stadium was on lockdown as police, forensic experts and security company officials searched for clues into the daring heist.

A source told South Africa’s Eyewitness News radio news service that, having gained access to the strong room, the gang used ropes to lower themselves through the hole and down a three metre drop.   The news service reported that the strong room remained littered with bricks and debris from the hole in the ceiling and that ropes still hung from the ceiling.

The suspects managed to make off without being detected. The theft was only discovered on Monday morning. It is not known how much money was taken.

Police are reportedly working on the assumption that the heist was an inside job as the gang appear to have detailed knowledge of the stadium’s security arrangements.   The iconic FNB Stadium – also known as Soccer City or The Calabash – is the largest sports stadium in Africa and was the centrepiece of South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 football World Cup.   Bieber is on the latest leg of his Believe world tour and his sold out concert on Sunday went well apart from the backstage incident.

His Mother’s Day tribute melted his fans’ hearts when he surprised his mother Pattie Mallette with an on-stage serenade to his tune One Less Lonely Girl.

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Hayden Panettiere shows trim beach body!

Life is one big stage for Hayden Panettiere – and on Sunday the actress was in full performance mode again as she heated up the beach in a purple fringed bikini.   The Nashville actress, 23, made waves as she frolicked in the surf with boyfriend and rumoured fiance Wladimir Klitschko.   The love-struck couple were pictured flirting up a storm as they wallowed in the sea on the beach in Miami.

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And Hayden looked nothing short of a knockout as she emerged from the waters during her relaxing day with boxing star Wladimir, who recently returned from Germany.   Her tiny two-piece showed off her trim figure to perfection – and also drew attention to her cleavage. The actress has been at the centre of speculation recently that she has gone under the knife to increase her bust size.   In a recent interview, Hayden opened up about how performing terrifies her.

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Although she plays country music star Juliette Barnes in ABC’s Nashville – which has just been renewed for a second season – she admitted she hates singing on stage.

Hayden told New York Magazine: ‘Performing live has always terrified me. Stages have always terrified me. They never used to when I was little.

‘But when you grow up in the spotlight, and you’re constantly reading things that are awful about you, it sticks with you.’

The actress attempted a recording career when she was younger and when asked if she would ever consider recording her own music again, Hayden said: ‘I would need to separate myself from Juliette Barnes and be seen as Hayden. And that’s a very difficult thing to do sometimes.’

While Hayden’s conniving character has been compared to Taylor Swift, because they are both country singers with blonde hair, Hayden reached out to Taylor to insist she wasn’t basing Juliette on her.

She said:  ‘It kept coming out, and I didn’t want her to feel like it was per me, or that I was thinking that I was playing her.’

Chloe Green continues to console herself!

She partied with Chris Brown a week ago as he celebrated his 24th birthday.   And it seems Chloe Green is intent on making Chris her new party pal as she was spotted heading to the same club as him once again on Sunday evening in Hollywood.   The newly single stars, who both have a penchant for partying, danced the heartbreak away at Greystone Manor but Chloe wasn’t the only British star tearing up the dance floor as randomly Aston Merrygold from JLS was also there.

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Making sure she stood out from the crowd the Topshop heiress, 22,  slipped into a black tunic style dress with floral detail.   Her slim pins were on show and looked even more bronzed than usual as she made her way into the club.

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She elongated them even further with a pair of caged platform black shoes, while she carried a Chanel handbag.   Her long honey coloured locks were styled into loose curls falling down her shoulders.   Chris meanwhile arrived in a red sport cars wearing a pair of large framed black sunglasses, and a white jumper.

Aston, who was not joined by any of his JLS bandmates, also dressed casually in jeans and T-shirt with a fedora style hat.   It is unclear why Aston is in the States, however on Sunday evening he tweeted: ‘Exciting times ahead. Night’ suggesting he has something up his sleeve for across the pond following the split of his band.   Shoe designer Chloe, who has been busying promoting her shoe range in America split from her lover Marc Anthony, 44, on April 28th.

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She was first linked to Marc Anthony – the former husband of Jennifer Lopez and father of twins Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximillian David Muñiz – back in February.   After a few weeks together, Green made the decision to move to the States to a shared home with Marc in Miami.   But their love affair was short lived and the designer moved out at the end of April after allegedly being dumped by the singer.

Heidi Klum’s gleeful bikini

Last Mothers’ Day, Heidi Klum was down in the dumps and freshly-single after splitting from husband-of-seven-years Seal.   But what a difference a year has made for the German model and mother-of-four.

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In an apparent thinly-veiled attack at her ex, Heidi happily tweeted a bikini snap of herself along with the message: ‘Happy Mother’s Day! Best Mother’s Day ever….’   Of course Heidi is now happily ensconced with bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Martin Kirsten, which might explain her very public and gleeful declaration of domesticated bliss.

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Heidi, 39, looked fantastic as she floated around a pool on a Li-Lo, glass of wine in hand, showing off her toned figure in an orange bikini.   Over the weekend the German model played the doting mother as she spent time with her brood and boyfriend Martin.   The family were spotted out in Los Angeles where they hit up the beach in Santa Monica and enjoyed a bike ride along the boardwalk.   Heidi recently told Us Weekly that it can tough to juggle the schedules of her four children.   She said: ‘It’s a huge responsibility to have four kids.

‘They all have different likes and dislikes and activities that they want to do. You have to learn how to juggle all of that, and at the same time, give them each the love that they need.   ‘When you have one [child], you can focus on one. With four, you have to make sure [your attention] is all spread out just right,.   ‘You have to understand how different they all are! And at the end of the day, there is not much time left for you!’

Myleene Klass at war with ex husband!

Myleene Klass is embroiled in a bitter legal battle with her estranged husband as they hammer out the final details of their divorce.   It is understood that businessman Graham Quinn, who provides security for pop stars including JLS and Bruce Springsteen, is demanding the entire proceeds from the sale of their five-bedroom detached property as part of the settlement.   Classically trained musician and TV presenter Miss Klass, 35, is believed to have bought the house in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, in her own name for £1.2 million in December 2009.

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Neighbours in the area include England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe and Sir Terry Leahy, the former chief executive of Tesco.   The house was put on the market with an asking price of £2.5 million just weeks after the couple split in April last year. It was sold in January for £1.8 million.

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Since then Miss Klass and her daughters – five-year-old Ava Bailey and two-year-old Hero Harper – have been renting an £8,000-a-month house in Highgate, North London.   Miss Klass, who shot to fame as part of the pop group Hear’Say, is said to have offered Irish-born Mr Quinn, 39, half the proceeds from the sale of the house as a goodwill gesture, but he is demanding the entire sum.

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She has built up an estimated personal fortune of £11 million from her television appearances and promotional deals.    A source said last night: ‘Graham is going after her money.   ‘He is not going to accept that they both walk away with what they walked into the marriage, and that’s that. It’s a lot of money.’   Miss Klass and Mr Quinn were together for 11 years, but were married for only six months before he walked out.   His lawyer said: ‘My client has no comment to make about matters relating to his private life.’   And a spokesman for Miss Klass declined to comment.   In an interview with The Mail on  Sunday last October, the singer said  that going through the marriage breakdown was as painful as being shot through the heart.   ‘When it first happened and I was in the middle of the storm I was just so very, very hurt,’ she said.   ‘I felt that I would sooner have taken a bullet. Actually, at the beginning, every morning when I woke up,  I thought that I had taken a bullet to my heart.’