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Young & The Restless actress Jeanne Cooper hospitalized in critical condition

Jeanne Cooper, grande dame of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” is reportedly in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital. The 84-year-old star is suffering from an unknown ailment and said to be in the hospital’s ICU. On Friday evening, Cooper’s son — actor/director Corbin Bernsen of “LA Law” fame — asked his Facebook followers…



Jeanne Cooper, grande dame of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” is reportedly in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital. The 84-year-old star is suffering from an unknown ailment and said to be in the hospital’s ICU.

On Friday evening, Cooper’s son — actor/director Corbin Bernsen of “LA Law” fame — asked his Facebook followers for “some prayers for my mom. Pretty rough. Won’t elaborate now, but I believe there’s still more purpose for her on this journey, but that’s not my call. I love her so much. I want peace for her. I hope this is okay to share with all of you who know and love her.” Saturday, he marveled at his mother’s spirit and ability to fight back. “Suffice to say, the greatest boxers of all time aren’t half the fighter she is.”

Cooper has been beloved on daytime’s number one show since she joined the cast in November 1973 — about seven months after the soap debuted — as the wily and no-nonsense, not to mention fabulously-wealthy, Katherine Chancellor. The enduring star is known for her feisty sense of humor, her take-no-prisoners attitude and being one of the show’s most popular actresses — on the set or off.

Angelica McDaniel, head of CBS Daytime, tweeted Saturday, “Our thoughts, prayers and love are with Jeanne Cooper and her family as she rests and recovers.”

The Emmy-winning Cooper has two Daytime Emmys, ten Daytime Emmy nominations — nine for Lead Actress, one for Supporting Actress — and two Primetime Emmy nominations.

Kern County-born Wilma Jeanne Cooper began her acting career in the 1950s when she appeared on a slew of episodic primetime shows — usually cast as the tough-talking broad or elegant socialite on shows ranging from “Perry Mason,” to “Daniel Boone” to “The Untouchables.”  She also appeared in many film westerns.

But it is on daytime where she made her true mark. Cooper touched the audience in many plot lines that blurred her real life with her reel-life. She underwent a facelift in 1984 and asked the producers if they would write it in. Kay’s many public bouts with alcoholism also mirrored Cooper’s. Alcoholism was a subject she also never shied away from and she opened up about her own battles long before it was de rigueur in Hollywood. On occasion, Cooper was even as evocative as Katherine off-screen. In her 2012 memoir, “Not Young, Still Restless” she revealed she had had an affair with Beau Kayzer, the actor who played her son on “Y&R.” The actor is 21 years her junior.

She married TV producer Harry Bernsen in 1954 and divorced in 1977. The couple had three children, all actors Corbin, Collin and Caren.

Cooper had to take a medical leave from the show in 2011 when she had a horrible bout with the flu. Katherine was played briefly by Michael Learned of “The Waltons.”

Cooper received Daytime’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Four years later, she won as Lead Actress for the first time. Accepting the prize she quipped, “Oh, dear. High definition or not high definition. I tell ya, it’s a bitch, isn’t it!?”

Cooper also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993.

Prestige sending prayers for her a speedy recovery.

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Black Teenager Attacked by Corrections Deputy in Florida, Investigation Underway



A Florida corrections deputy has been placed on leave after going on the attack against a 17-year-old at a juvenile center … and it’s all on video.

The teenager, Terrance Devon Reed III, was taken to the hospital after the violent altercation with Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo last week. The surveillance footage shows Reed sitting on a bench with his arms tucked in his shirt when Pizzo marches toward him.

As Reed stands up and takes his arms out, the deputy immediately goes for his throat. A struggle ensues before Pizzo throws Reed to the ground, but at no point does the teenager appear to fight back.

Another deputy jumps in to try to wrangle Reed’s feet, and that’s when Pizzo strikes the teen on the back of the head multiple times. Reed’s then cuffed and helped to his feet … but not before suffering abrasions to his head.

The altercation reportedly began after Reed — who was previously arrested and charged with contempt of court, probation violations and cocaine possession — became uncooperative in a police lineup.

That, of course, doesn’t justify the violence by the deputy, and Sheriff Tom Knight says he’s disappointed in what he saw and Pizzo’s failure to de-escalate the situation.

Knight says he placed the deputy on administrative duty while an internal investigation is conducted.

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Tamar Braxton Boyfriend Files A Restraining Order Indicating Domestic



Tamar Braxton boyfriend is running to court asking for protection against her in what he describes as a domestic violence situation.

The singer’s BF, David Adefeso, filed for a restraining order Tuesday in L.A. seeking to prevent Domestic Violence and he’s asking a judge to grant him one against Tamar. For now, it’s unclear what he’s alleging she might’ve done.

It doesn’t look like the court has approved his request just yet  

At any rate, it’s another sign that things have been volatile lately in her life — especially as it pertains to David. Remember, he’s the one who called 911 not too long ago saying Tamar was threatening to kill herself. He also mentioned her WeTV beef to cops at the time.

Also keep in mind … family sources connected to Tamar have told us they believe she’s changed since getting with him — claiming her mood seems to align with his. We’ve also been told that David has come off as controlling in Tamar’s reality show, and that he’s been quite involved in her business decisions of late.

This continues to be a developing story…..

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Bodies of US Couple Found at Bottom of Well in Mexico



The bodies of a missing US couple have been found at the bottom of a well in Mexico.

Ian Hirschsohn, 78 and his 73-year-old wife Kathy Harvey had been missing since August 31, when they were supposed to return home to San Diego from a trip across the border.

Their abandoned car was found in Ensenada, just 90 minutes from the US border, last week.

Investigators then made the grim discovery on Thursday in an unpopulated area just south of the tourist hotspot.

The bodies were recovered over the weekend; San Diego police confirmed their identities, CBS8 reported.

Family members said the couple had been staying at a rented house in El Socorrito, about 200 miles south of the border, a town they frequented over the past 35 years.

Kathy texted her son Robert on August 28 to say they were going to either explore a gold mine or visit a beach; however the family lost contact with them on August 31.

After reporting them missing, the Consulate General in Tijuana finally informed the family the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser had been found in Ensenada.

“She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of friends,” Robert told the site. “She loved walking and traveling.  She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go.”

An investigation is now underway. The cause of deaths has not been revealed, nor has a motive, but investigators suspect foul play.

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