Ke$ha checks into rehab
Ke$ha has checked into rehab to treat an eating disorder.
The “Tik Tok” singer said in a statement provided by her spokesman Friday that she’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days while she seeks treatment for an undisclosed eating disorder.
“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice,” she said.
The 26-year-old vegetarian pop star said she wants to “learn to love myself again, exactly as I am.” No other details were provided.
Ke$ha, whose real name is Kesha Rose Sebert, has sung such tunes as “Crazy Love,” “Die Young” and “Timber” with Pitbull. She starred in the MTV reality series “My Crazy Beautiful Life.”
Romney accepts host’s apology
Mitt Romney says he has accepted an apology from an MSNBC host who joked about a Christmas picture that included the 2012 Republican presidential candidate’s adopted, African-American grandson.
Romney told “Fox News Sunday” that he sees Melissa Harris-Perry’s apology as sincere and is ready to move on. He says everyone – himself included – makes mistakes and the Romney family has forgiven MSNBC.
During a segment, Harris-Perry asked her guests to talk about a photo showing infant Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 other grandchildren, all of them white.
50 Cent loses bid over sex video
Rapper 50 Cent has lost a bid to end a Florida woman’s lawsuit over a sex video posted online with him edited into it as a wig-wearing narrator.
A New York judge rebuffed the rapper’s request to dismiss Lastonia Leviston’s claim in a ruling made public last week.
The lawsuit concerns a videotape Leviston made with a boyfriend in 2008. The judge’s decision says the boyfriend later provided the tape to 50 Cent without Leviston’s permission.
The rapper used the footage to make a video featuring himself as a character named Pimpin’ Curly. He says he wasn’t responsible for the video’s 2009 release. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
‘Frozen’ retakes No. 1 spot
On a wintry weekend, Disney’s “Frozen” retook the box-office top spot with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.”
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak:
1. “Frozen,” $20.7 million ($52 million international).
2. “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” $18.2 million ($16.2 million).
3. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” $16.3 million ($58 million).
4. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” $13.4 million ($6.3 million).
5. “American Hustle,” $13.2 million ($6.8 million).
6. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” $11.1 million ($5.4 million).
7. “Saving Mr. Banks,” $9.1 million.
8. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” $8.2 million ($31.5 million).
9. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” $7.4 million ($9.1 million).
10. “Grudge Match,” $5.4 million.