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Madonna injures herself, Aviva Drescher has cancer scare

 
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Trying to keep up with the 20somethings may be catching up to Madonna, who was spotted hobbling in NYC, reports Page Six. “She bruised a bone in her foot from dancing in her high heels. She’ll be fine and off crutches in a week,” her rep says. Apparently, the entertainer injured herself while in Europe living it up with her rumored new boy toy, Dutch actor-choreographer Timor Steffens.

Thrill is gone

Another musical couple bites the dust. Singer Rita Ora has split from DJ Calvin Harris after about a year together. Telltale sign: Ora unfollowed the Scot on Instagram. We don't worry about her; the How We Do crooner is busy in Vancouver shooting her role as Christian Grey's adopted sister in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Health scare

Aviva Drescher's asthma issues over the summer may have saved her life. The RHONY star, 43, is recovering from a procedure on precancerous polyps. A doctor believed she had reflux/gastritis so suggested an endoscopy and colonoscopy. While taking the latter test, she wrote on her Bravo blog that “all was clear except one polyp which was called a flat polyp and was precancer. Flat polyps are very hard to find and quite dangerous if not found early.” She is urging everyone to get the procedure, no matter how unglamorous it sounds.

Me time

Jessica Simpson just joined Instagram, and she is already killing us with her sentimental posts. The singer, 33, downloaded a snap with sister Ashlee Simpson and her new fiancé, actor-musician Evan Ross. “Family moment,” Jessica captioned the pic, which shows off Ashlee's mountain of a ring. We have to wonder if Evan’s mom, Diana Ross, helped pay for it.

Star’s setback

Wow, what went down on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Country Cruising cruise that landed Trace Adkins in alcohol rehab? The Celebrity Apprentice winner jumped ship and nixed the rest of his performances on the floating weeklong concert that left out of Miami and wraps up Sunday after stops in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. According to TMZ, the country star got into it with his impersonator who was doing karaoke. Adkins previously was in treatment in 2002 after a tractor accident.

Five’s alive

Johnny's back! Deadline.com reports Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, titled Dead Men Tell No Tales, is a go. Depp is set to return as Keith Richards-inspired Captain Jack Sparrow. Apparently new mom Penelope Cruz is going to sit this one out. No prob! We’re sure the onetime Miramar resident will have company from his lovely Rum Diary costar Amber Heard.

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