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Anastacia Reveals She's Recovering Following Double Mastectomy

October 2nd, 2013 7:07pm EDT
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Singer Anastacia has revealed she is in recovery after having a double mastectomy following her second breast cancer diagnosis.

Anastacia battled breast cancer in 2003, which was found during a doctor's visit for a breast reduction procedure. "I saved my own life just because I wanted to reduce my breast size," she said at the time.

She then revealed she was fighting cancer for a second time in February, before sharing that she was given the all-clear in the summer. Now, she has revealed that a double mastectomy was needed to stave off the life-threatening cancer.

She wrote on her Facebo...
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Anastacia Cancels Tour After Second Breast Cancer Diagnosis

February 28th, 2013 9:11am EST
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Singer Anastacia has cancelled her European tour after she was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.

The I'm Outta Love hit-maker was due to kick off her trek in London on April 6th but all gigs and appearances have been scrapped so she can concentrate on beating the deadly disease again.

A post on her Facebook.com page reads, "Anastacia has sadly been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after having successfully survived her 2003 battle with the disease. Consequently she has been forced to cancel all performances, tours and any travel from now until further notic...
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Katy Perry & Nicole Scherzinger Considered For U.K. 'X Factor'

April 30th, 2012 10:50am EDT
Katy Perry
When Kelly Rowland exits the U.K. version of "The X Factor," there will be an empty seat to fill. Possible replacements include Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger, according to longtime star Louis Walsh.

He told the Irish Herald newspaper, "I've worked with Nicole and Katy before and I would love to work with them again, they were fantastic."

There are five celebrities being considered to fill former Destiny Child star Rowland's seat. Current "X Factor" Australia judge and former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown, Anastacia and ex-judge Sharon Osbourne are also in the running.

Walsh added, "...
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Anastacia Proud To Show Off Her 'Survival' Scar

August 11th, 2010 1:59pm EDT
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Pop star Anastacia was too embarrassed to show off her scar from surgery for Crohn's disease until she turned 30, when she realized the mark was a sign of her survival.

The I'm Outta Love singer was diagnosed with the illness - a severe inflammatory bowel disease - when she was just 13 years old, and had to undergo an emergency operation to remove an obstruction in her digestive system.

The surgery left her with a visible scar on her stomach, and Anastacia admits she was ashamed of anyone spotting the mark - but now she sees it as a badge of honor.

She tells Britain's Hello magazine, ...
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Without Botox, Singer Anastacia Says She Looks Scary

July 14th, 2010 8:34am EDT
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Singer Anastacia refuses to give up her Botox shots, because she looks "scary" without the face-freezing injections.

The 41-year-old "I'm Outta Love" hitmaker first began having the jabs to her forehead in 2003 and now regularly turns to Botox to smooth out her wrinkles.

She tells Britain's Reveal magazine, "Without it, my frown scares me, let alone everyone else! I get it from my mom, who has a perma-frown. It's a family trait. So I prefer to get rid of it with Botox in two places for my forehead."

And the pop star admits she would consider a more drastic procedure to enhance her appear...
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Anastacia Eyeing Adoption

July 13th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
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Newly single Anastacia is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sandra Bullock and adopt a child.

The I'm Outta Love singer split from her husband Wayne Newton earlier this year after three years of marriage. During their union she played step-mom to his kids - and now she's got her eye on a child of her own.

However, the singer is open to the idea of adoption, after seeing how Bullock took in baby Louis in January and is now caring for him as a single mom following her split from Jesse James.

Anastacia tells Britain's Reveal magazine, "Having children has been a hope for me since I wa...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 17

September 17th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Doug E. Fresh
Happy Birthday to singer Jennifer Pena (1983), Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau (1979), "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (1975), Red "Power Ranger" Austin St. John (1975), NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (1975), NBA star Rasheed Wallace (1974), singer Anastacia (1968), rapper Doug E. Fresh (1966), "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer (1965), "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann (1962), King's X guitarist Ty Tabor (1961), comedienne Rita Rudner (1956), actor Charles Martinet (1955), actress Cassandra Peterson (1951), "Three's Company" star John Ritter (1948; d. 2003), "One Flew...
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Egyptian-Born Chantal Chamandy Brings Her Sensual Middle Eastern Sounds To The U.S.

October 30th, 2006 10:33am EST
Chantal Chamandy
Following her resounding debut success in the U.K. late last year, singer-songwriter Chantal Chamandy--a longtime resident of Montreal who was born on the Nile in Alexandria, Egypt--is bringing her sensual uptempo sounds to the U.S.

Immediately upon its release to U.S. radio, "You Want Me" shot to #1 Most Added on FMQB's Hot AC chart and held its position for two weeks in a row. Among the nine songs it beat to the top were tracks from Coldplay, Bon Jovi and Anna Nalick.

FMQB wrote in its new release review, "Layered tastefully with Middle Eastern melodies, "You Want Me" showcases...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 17

September 17th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Doug E. Fresh
Happy Birthday to singer Jennifer Pena (1983), Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau (1979), "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (1975), Red "Power Ranger" Austin St. John (1975), NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (1975), NBA star Rasheed Wallace (1974), singer Anastacia (1968), rapper Doug E. Fresh (1966), "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer (1965), "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann (1962), King's X guitarist Ty Tabor (1961), comedienne Rita Rudner (1956), actor Charles Martinet (1955), actress Cassandra Peterson (1951), "Three's Company" star John Ritter (1948; d. 2003), "One Flew...
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New Band Featuring Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp To Release Debut Album May 23

April 23rd, 2006 9:00am EDT
The Wreckers
The Wreckers, consisting of Michelle Branch & Jessica Harp, are modern country with a pop twist, and a little rock & roll tossed in for that extra bite. Michelle and Jessica met when they were both struggling in the music business. Michelle broke with her 2001 solo release on Maverick, The Spirit Room. Still in her teens, she was swept onto major tours and recruited by legendary guitarist Carlos Santana for Grammy-winning duet, “Game of Love.” Her second release, Hotel Paper, hit number two on Billboard’s Hot 200.

Michelle invited Jessica to join her on the road after trading email...
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Anastacia Falls in Love With Bodyguard

March 16th, 2006 10:14am EST
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Singer Anastacia has reportedly fallen in love with her bodyguard. The sexy star is said to be smitten with hunky Wayne Newton, who is said to have ditched the mother of his two children to be with the pop babe, and the pair are "very much in love". A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's just like the movie 'The Bodyguard' - where Whitney Houston falls in love with her minder.

"The chemistry between them was obvious. Anastacia has lavished gifts on him - including a Cartier watch."

The bodyguard apparently broke the news to his fiancée Lorraine Elston following the star's European...
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