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Stars react to McCready’s death


Across Twitter and around the country, stars reacted to the death of country star Mindy McCready Sunday in Heber Springs, Ark.

US Weekly reports that Carrie Underwood Tweeted: “I grew up listening to Mindy McCready. So sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them.” Jason Aldean weighed in with: “Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her two boys and her family,” while LeAnn Rimes Tweeted, “My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well. …”

Wynonna Judd’s response was longer: “Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life. Addiction is a disease and not a character flaw. When the pain becomes too much, it causes people to want that pain to stop. This is just so unbelievable & so sad. God be with the family and those babies. Surround them with your grace and mercy. Sleep in Heavenly peace, Mindy.”

Meanwhile, former baseball great Roger Clemens called McCready’s death “sad news.” Now a special instructor with the Houston Astros, the former pitcher handed reporters a written statement Monday at the team’s spring training camp in Kissimmee.

It says he’d heard “she was trying to get peace and direction in her life.” In April 2008 McCready claimed she had a longtime relationship with Clemens; Clemens has denied the relationship.

Khloe out of a job

Khloe Kardashian is off The X Factor, according to Page Six.

The reality star has not been asked to return as co-host of the Fox singing competition, sources told the New York Post. “They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe,” an insider said.

Breaking up

They survived Survivor — but their relationship didn’t last.

Longtime couple Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are splitting, according to People.com

“It is with much consideration and a heavy heart that we are announcing that after 10 years of a loving relationship, the decision was made to move on without each other,” the couple said in an exclusive statement to People on Monday.

Morasca, 32, won Survivor: Amazon while Zohn, 38, won Survivor; Africa. They also competed together on The Amazing Race, and starred on their own show, Everyday Health.

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