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Shayne Lamas recounts health nightmare, losing baby

 

In her first interview since losing her baby at 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Shayne Lamas opened up to In Touch about the medical nightmare.

“My son had to be removed to save my life,” says Lamas, whose fetus was growing outside of her uterus, attached to her bladder. After her placenta punctured, doctors had to do emergency surgery to remove the baby, her uterus and half her bladder but left her ovaries. “The doctors hadn’t seen anything like it.”

Husband, celebrity blogger Nik Ritchie, explains: “The doctors told me, ‘The baby is killing her. We have to remove the fetus or Shayne is going to die,’ ” he said of his wife, who was put into an induced coma.

“She died on the table and they brought her back … an absolute miracle.”

Growing brood

In happier, healthier baby news, Thandie Newton gave birth to a boy, her third child with husband, writer, director and producer Ol Parker, the 41-year-old actress Tweeted. Name is Booker, and Newton said she used a midwife.

Just breathe

Kristin Chenoweth is ready to tell the world she has asthma. The Tony-winning actress says she’s suffered with the respiratory disorder for more than a decade, noticing it sometime after the 9/11 terror attacks on lower Manhattan. “I kept getting sick and couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get my breath,” she told The Associated Press. But Chenoweth was not correctly diagnosed for a few years, thinking she just had bronchitis and other respiratory issues.

Tough times

A judge approved a substantial cut in child support that Beyonce Knowles’ father must pay because his income dropped after his superstar daughter fired him as her manager. A ruling obtained by AP shows that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge cut the amount Mathew Knowles must pay to actress Alexsandra Wright (Baby Boy) from $12,000 a month to roughly $2,500 a month. The payments are for a son Knowles fathered with Wright while he was still married to Beyonce’s mother, who filed for divorce in December 2009, after her husband of almost 30 years was mentioned in Wright’s paternity case.

Disney princess

Tony-winning Idina Menzel — or Adele Dazeem if you’re John Travolta — is enjoying massive success with Let It Go from the animated film Frozen, but the entertainer is still perplexed that she’s finally triumphing on the pop charts with a show tune-esque track. “I’ve had a lot of self-introspection about this. This business is so hard, especially the music business, and I’ve tried so hard to crossover, to convince people just because I was in a Broadway show I didn’t have the street cred to be a rock or a pop singer,” she said in a recent interview with the AP. “And then the one time I have it, it’s the arrangement from the Disney movie.” Travolta has since apologized for the name massacre in a statement.

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