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'He was magic!'

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012    

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Tom Hanks has praised late actor Michael Clarke Duncan for possessing a touch of 'magic'. The legendary Forrest Gump star has paid tribute to his late Green Mile co-star, paving the way for fellow celebrities showing their support since the tragic passing of the 54-year-old last Monday. Tom, who shared the screen with Michael back in 1999 for the Frank Darabont-directed film, also affectionately referred to the gentle 6ft 5in, 300-pound giant as 'Big Mike'. In a statement, Hanks said: "I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned." Darabont also released a statement, explaining he was 'devastated'. He said: '[Michael was] one of the finest people I've ever had the privilege to work with or know. Michael was the gentlest of souls - an exemplar of decency, integrity and kindness. The sadness I feel is inexpressible." Their film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s, with Duncan taking on the role of convicted murderer John Coffey. Duncan died after nearly two months of treatment following a heart attack in July. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Duncan's partner, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, saying the Oscar nominee died on Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital. As the sad news was delivered, it also referred to Omarosa for the first time as his fiancée, saying: "The Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered." She confirmed the news herself to Radar, saying: "I am devastated. He was the love of my life."

Tom Hanks has praised late actor Michael Clarke Duncan for possessing a touch of 'magic'. The legendary Forrest Gump star has paid tribute to his late Green Mile co-star, paving the way for fellow celebrities showing their support since the tragic passing of the 54-year-old last Monday. Tom, who shared the screen with Michael back in 1999 for the Frank Darabont-directed film, also affectionately referred to the gentle 6ft 5in, 300-pound giant as 'Big Mike'. In a statement, Hanks said: "I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned." Darabont also released a statement, explaining he was 'devastated'. He said: '[Michael was] one of the finest people I've ever had the privilege to work with or know. Michael was the gentlest of souls - an exemplar of decency, integrity and kindness. The sadness I feel is inexpressible." Their film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s, with Duncan taking on the role of convicted murderer John Coffey. Duncan died after nearly two months of treatment following a heart attack in July. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Duncan's partner, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, saying the Oscar nominee died on Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital. As the sad news was delivered, it also referred to Omarosa for the first time as his fiancée, saying: "The Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered." She confirmed the news herself to Radar, saying: "I am devastated. He was the love of my life."

— Daily Mail

Stefani admits it's 'impossible' to have it all

She has the looks, the jet-set lifestyle and the rock star husband. But pop singer Gwen Stefani still claims it is 'not possible' to have it all as a working mother. And despite employing the services of a full-time nanny, the 42-year-old said she is 'overwhelmed' by the stress of raising her two young sons, Kingston, six, and Zuma, four.

Asked whether she managed to juggle motherhood with her career, she told British Elle magazine: "It's not possible. There are always days that somebody suffers. 'The only thing I really worry about is, again - I keep bringing it up because it's my biggest stress - how do I do this and that?"

"How do I do both? So that's like the constant battle that I have every day. I do worry about that all the time." Stefani married English rock musician Gavin Rossdale, 46, in 2002.

The pair live in a mansion in Los Angeles and also own a £4million home in London's Primrose Hill. Shortly after the break-up of her pop group No Doubt in 2004, Stefani began a new career as a fashion designer. But she admitted missing work events so she would be at home when her children started the new school year. She said: "I've missed the last couple of fashion weeks because of school. I can't leave the kids, I can't miss the first week of kindergarten. I just can't."

— Daily Mail

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