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Wife defends Glen Campbell’s care

 
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Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s disease has progressed to the point where he needs full-time professional care, his wife said, explaining her decision to place the singer in a long-term care facility and responding publicly for the first time to criticism from Campbell’s eldest daughter.

In an email to The Associated Press, Kim Campbell wrote that doctors persuaded her earlier this spring to discontinue care at the family’s home, drawing criticism from Campbell’s daughter Debby.

Debby Campbell told Country Weekly last week she objected to the move and that she and Campbell’s eldest children heard about it through news media reports. She also said she did not believe family members in Nashville, where the Country Music Hall of Famer, 78, now lives, were spending enough time with him.

ON THE MEND

Harrison Ford is recuperating after surgery to heal a broken leg suffered during production on Star Wars: Episode VII. The actor’s publicist said that Ford is doing well and will soon begin rehab. Ford was injured a week ago during filming of the sequel outside of London; the accident involved a spacecraft door falling on the 71-year-old’s leg. Ford’s Han Solo pilots the Millennium Falcon, which is returning in Episode VII. Disney has said that shooting is continuing. Wife Calista Flockhart is said to be by his side.

SPREADING THE NEWS

Who needs a publicist when you have Instagram? Earlier this month, Kelly Rowland posted a mysterious photo of baby sneakers leaving many to assume she was preggers. Now we know. A new picture shows the singer’s burgeoning belly. Rowland’s husband is her manager Tim Witherspoon.

Meanwhile, Rowland’s old Destiny’s Child bandmate, Beyonce, is headed back to HBO. The network announced that it will air four 10-minute segments of her concerts. Dubbed “Beyonce: X10,” they will air Sundays at 8:55 p.m. starting June 29. The footage is from Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter World Tour.

IT’S OVER

No wedding planning will be needed, after all. Christina Milian has split with Jas Prince, Us Weekly confirms. The singer/songwriter/actress, 32, called off her engagement to the Rap-A-Lot Records CEO earlier this month.

RISING STAR

When CBS’s Big Brother returns for its 16th season on Wednesday night, a local will be in the mix: Boca Raton’s Frankie Grande, the 31-year-old flamboyant half-brother of Ariana Grande. Frankie has a YouTube channel with more than 185,000 subscribers. Ariana tweeted her pride.

WEAPONS CACHE

A man who pleaded not guilty to breaking into the home of actress Sandra Bullock has been charged with possessing an arsenal of heavy weapons authorities say they found at his home. The L.A. County district attorney’s office charged Joshua James Corbett with 19 felony counts including seven counts of possessing a machine gun, two counts of possessing an assault weapon and 10 counts of possessing a destructive device. Corbett pleaded not guilty, and bail was set at $2 million. There’s no claim that he brought weapons when police say he jumped Bullock’s fence and broke into her home June 8.

VIDEO SHOCKER

Don’t expect to see Lady Gaga’s music video for Do What U Want any time soon. It was allegedly shelved, reports Page Six, because, according to an insider, it seemed like “an ad for rape.” TMZ posted 33 seconds showing Gaga as a hospital patient with R. Kelly reaching under the apparently nude singer’s bedsheet. Photographer Terry Richardson, who is under scrutiny for his alleged abuse of young models, also appears.

‘SAVED,’ REVISITED

Lifetime is going back to the 1990s with a movie on the Saturday morning show Saved by the Bell. The network said that its film, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story will premiere on Labor Day and examine the life of young unknown actors. Dylan Everett of Degrassi: The Next Generation is in line to play the role of Mark-Paul Gosselaar. “Screech” is being handled by Sam Kindseth of Shameless.

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