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Ricki Lake Says Ex's Bipolar Struggle Drove Him to Suicide

Christian Evans died last month, mental illness was 'just too much'

(Newser) - Ricki Lake's ex-husband had a hard time owning his bipolar disorder. In fact, by the time he did, it was too late. Christian Evans, a jewelry designer who married the former talk show host in 2012, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Feb. 11 . "Christian didn't... More »

Ricki Lake's 'Beloved Soulmate' Dies After Mental Illness Battle

Former talk-show host remembers ex-husband Christian Evans in Instagram post

(Newser) - "The world didn't understand this man, but I did." That heartbreaking statement appeared on Ricki Lake's Instagram feed on Tuesday in which she announced the death of ex-husband Christian Evans, who Page Six reported died after struggling with mental illness. The 48-year-old former talk-show host, who... More »

Anderson Gets the Ax

Anderson Cooper's afternoon talkie wlll bow out next year

(Newser) - Looks like Anderson Cooper will stick to hard news for a while: Warner Brothers' syndication arm has decided not to renew the CNN host's afternoon show, Anderson, after next summer, the Media Decoder blog reports. Low ratings dogged the show from its first season, and changes including same-day tapings... More »

Full DWTS Lineup Revealed

Nancy Grace, David Arquette among contestants

(Newser) - Someone other than the devil may be dancing tonight, and Nancy Grace might have to play nice with judges for a change now that she's signed on to Dancing With the Stars. She met with her partner in Atlanta this week for the first time, causing TMZ to... More »

Wanda: 'I'm Gay—and Married'

Star reveals secret at gay marriage rally

(Newser) - Comedian Wanda Sykes has revealed she is gay—and married her girlfriend days before passage of Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California. The 44-year-old co-star of The New Adventures of Old Christine and Curb Your Enthusiasm spoke emotionally to a cheering crowd at a rally supporting gay marriage in... More »

Lake Fights Back on Home Childbirth

Ex-talk show host says women should be pro-choice about birth methods

(Newser) - Ricki Lake is firing back at a recent American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists statement that reprimanded her for promoting at-home childbirth, saying that a hospital was the "safest setting" for having a baby. In The Business of Being Born, the former talk-show host documents the delivery of her... More »

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