If you can believe this one: Charlie Sheen spent a portion of Monday night in a Los Angeles hospital’s emergency room with a “severe case of food poisoning,” says his publicist Jeff Ballard. Apparently, the actor ordered out a seafood dish and felt so badly a few hours later that he decided to seek medical attention. “Bad clams,” Ballard added. “He was back home in bed 90 minutes later.”
Hardcore Pawn’s Ashley Gold is the incredible shrinking woman. A trip to the doctor at the beginning of the new year was an eye-opener — her physician told her at five foot three and 180 pounds she was “obese.” Something “clicked,” Gold told People. “I took charge of myself because my kids are young. I have to live for my family, and I have to live for me. I want to be healthy.” Now 35 pounds lighter, the Detroit resident no longer feels uncomfortable in front of the omnipresent cameras (which add a tenner) and is “active” again.
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Anthony Mackie is a married man. His not so new bride is Sheletta Chapital, the Hurt Locker star’s girlfriend of oh just around three decades. The New York Post reports that the couple got hitched in December. While the actor and his wife have yet to confirm the nuptials, Sheletta did hyphenate her name on Facebook. They have a 5-year-old son.
UNDER THE WEATHER
Legendary jazz singer Tony Bennett canceled a sold-out Royal Albert Hall concert Tuesday with Lady Gaga after falling ill. The singing collaborators, who put out the Grammy award-winning album titled Cheek To Cheek last year, were due to take the stage together, but it was not to be. Bennett apologized to his fans on Twitter, saying he hoped he’d “get over this flu quickly.”
TO HELL & BACK
“Winning Hell’s Kitchen is life-changing,” said Roanoke, Virginia, chef Meghan Gill on Tuesday night’s finale of the Fox cooking competition. Next up: She’ll take over as head chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City, making $250K a year. “It’s confirmation that hard work, discipline, and a genuine passion for your craft can only lead you in a positive direction.”