No groupies. No after-parties. No stage diving.
These aren't typical doctor's orders, but bandana-clad Poison frontman Bret Michaels is no average patient. Despite suffering several medical maladies over the past two months, the "Celebrity Apprentice" champion is moving forward with his tour, album and a new VH1 reality series that promises to show the rocker in a new light.
"I think this is good for my soul," Michaels said in a phone interview Thursday from his latest concert stop in Minneapolis. "Honestly, I'm taking every precaution. I'm not doing anything stupid."
Michaels underwent an emergency appendectomy in April and was expected to make a full recovery. Days later, he was rushed to the hospital after complaining of a headache and was found to have had a brain hemorrhage. While recovering from the hemorrhage in May, he suffered a warning stroke and was diagnosed with a hole in his heart. Associated Press
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Man guilty in Dunst handbag heist
It was a real-life remake, with a different ending.
A mechanic was convicted Friday of burglary in the theft of Kirsten Dunst's $2,000 designer purse and actor Simon Pegg's cell phone and other items from a chic hotel, a 2007 heist that forced the co-stars to twice play the part of witnesses.
James Jimenez, who said he just tagged along on what he thought was a co-defendant's legitimate errand, was convicted of trespassing after a trial last fall. But that jury deadlocked on the more serious burglary charge, spurring a retrial that brought the actors back to the witness stand this week.
Their roles were simple: They explained that their possessions disappeared from a SoHo Grand Hotel penthouse suite they were using as a lounge during filming for "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People," and that they didn't know the men they later saw ambling around the penthouse floor on surveillance video. Associated Press
Sheryl Crow adopts a second baby
Sheryl Crow is the mother of another baby boy.
The singer-songwriter announced Friday that she has adopted another son, Levi James, who was born April 30.
The 47-year-old shared the news on her website, and her publicist confirmed the adoption.
She wrote that "Wyatt has a new little brother!" referring to her 3-year-old son, who is also adopted. Associated Press
A deal for Cybill Shepherd's son
The son of actress Cybill Shepherd has entered a pretrial program in Pennsylvania requiring his attendance at 24 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the hopes of clearing his record of theft charges.
Cyrus Shepherd-Oppenheim of Sebastopol, Calif., was admitted into the program Friday by Philadelphia Municipal Judge Georganne Daher. The arrangement was part of an agreement with prosecutors.
The 22-year-old University of Pennsylvania student was charged with stealing cash, a camera and other items from carry-on luggage during a United Airlines flight in January. Associated Press
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This day in history June 5
1968: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested.
2004: Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.