July 22, 2012 |
Usher's stepson from a previous marriage has died after life support was removed following a boating injury on a Georgia lake. Kile Glover was 11. Kile was taken off life support and died Saturday morning, a little more than two weeks after the July 6 accident on Lake Lanier, about 40 miles from Atlanta. His mother is Tameka Foster Raymond. Raymond, whose divorce from Usher was finalized in November 2009 except for a bitter custody dispute that raged until very recently, tweeted a photo of Kile with a younger brother Friday night.
July 18, 2012 |
Halle Berry had a fall at work Tuesday night and sustained a minor head injury that sent her briefly to the hospital. The 45-year-old actress was shooting a fight sequence for her latest flick, “The Hive,” when she fell and hit her head, L.A. Now reported. "She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she checked out healthy and was released,” a representative said in a statement. “She'll continue production as planned. " An ambulance rushed Berry to Cedars Sinai Medical Center just after 10 p.m., TMZ said , after she developed possible concussion symptoms.
June 12, 2012 |
Lady Gaga was groggy, grateful and a little bit remiss on Tuesday - though we can't exactly interpret that last part for you. The pop star, who's on tour Down Under, was bouncing back from a head injury suffered mid-concert on Sunday night in New Zealand. "Thank you so much for all the thoughtful messages," the singer tweeted. "I feel a bit woozy but a little better everyday. Very happy to be in beautiful Australia. " She's set to perform half-dozen dates in that country, starting with a gig Wednesday in Brisbane.
June 10, 2012 |
DENVER - Bobby Wilson has had some down time to investigate the injury that sent him to the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday, and the Angels catcher did not like what he found. Whether it was the suicide of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau , which some think may have been caused by repetitive brain injuries; several concussion-related lawsuits in the NFL; or head injuries suffered by fellow catchers, Wilson was disturbed by the information. "This concussion thing is big - especially in football - it's a serious thing," Wilson said.
May 23, 2012 |
Paramount Pictures has agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a movie extra who sustained a serious head injury during filming of the blockbuster Paramount Pictures movie "Transformers: Dark of the Moon. " Gabriela Cedillo, 26, was driving a car in a background scene when she was struck in the head by a stunt vehicle that broke lose from a cable during filming of the movie in Hammond, Ind. The accident on Sept. 1, 2010, left Cedillo with permanent brain injuries.
May 12, 2012 |
Chris Horner had perhaps his most successful year as a cyclist in 2011. He won the Amgen Tour of California, finished second in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, a celebrated one-day race, and finished fourth at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. Yet what most cycling fans remember about Horner's 2011 racing is something Horner doesn't. During the seventh stage of the Tour de France last July, Horner crashed. He suffered a concussion, broken nose and broken ribs. But despite being woozy and dazed, Horner got back on his bike and finished, though he had no idea where he was or even quite what he was doing.
March 15, 2012 |
The Army staff sergeant suspected of killing 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan had been redeployed to a war zone despite being promised that his third previous combat tour in Iraq would be his last, his attorney said Thursday evening. The 38-year-old soldier is in "shock" and faces the possibility that military lawyers will seek the death penalty, said lawyer John Henry Browne, who spoke with his client briefly by telephone where he was being held in Kuwait. Military lawyers have said they will not identify the suspect until they are ready to file criminal charges against him in military court.
March 14, 2012
QUICK TAKES A horse was injured and euthanized Tuesday during production of the racetrack drama "Luck," the third death in connection with the series, and HBO agreed to suspend filming with horses while the accident is investigated. The American Humane Assn., which oversees Hollywood productions, had issued an immediate demand "that all production involving horses shut down. " The animal was being led to a Santa Anita Park racetrack stable by a groom when it reared and fell back Tuesday morning, suffering a head injury, according to HBO. The horse was euthanized at the track in Arcadia, where "Luck" is filming its second season.
March 13, 2012 |
Center Colin Fraser, who unwittingly became the center of a controversy last summer when the Kings claimed they were misled about the seriousness of a foot injury he suffered before they acquired him from Edmonton, has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy by members of the Los Angeles chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Assn. The trophy is named for the late Bill Masterton, a former Minnesota North Stars player who died as the result of a head injury he incurred during a game.
March 9, 2012 |
Dabigatran (marketed as Pradaxa) is a new drug used by a growing number of Americans with atrial fibrillation. It's both easier to take and more effective at reducing the risk of stroke than warfarin, a drug that's been in use since the 1950s. But a case report published this week underscores a danger with the new medication: If a patient taking it is bleeding into the brain or elsewhere, there is currently no fast, effective way to reverse the blood-thinning agent's effects. For one 83-year-old man who was taken to the University of Utah Hospital's emergency department after falling and hitting his head, the result was death.