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Bruno Mars' Mother Dies at 55

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty ImagesBernadette Hernandez, the mother of singer Bruno Mars, died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, a source at his record label tells ABC News Radio.

Hernandez, who was 55, was a former hula dancer and singer who encouraged young Bruno's musical talents. She died in Honolulu, Hawaii at Queens Medical Center.

Bruno was very close to his mother; he even recently vowed to give up smoking for her.

The singer's Moonshine Jungle tour is set to kick off May 22 in Washington, D.C.

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Tracy Morgan Responds to Report of Mom Facing Foreclosure

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tracy Morgan refuses to engage in a public war of words with his family, following claims made by his sister that he hasn't done enough to support their mother, who could soon face foreclosure.

Morgan's 61-year-old mother, Alicia Warden, recently told the New York Daily News she owes nearly $25,000 on her home in northeast Ohio. Warden said she's been informed that foreclosure proceedings will begin on Feb. 23 if she does not make a minimum mortgage payment by then.

Warden said her son offered her two thousand dollars, but she turned him down. She explained to the Daily News, "I’m not some person in the street.”

Morgan's sister, Asia Morgan, argues that the 30 Rock star is in position to help out their mother, but hasn't come through. Pointing out that Warden is battling health issues, including diabetes, Asia Morgan told the Daily News, “This would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy. She has a son that can do, and she’s done everything that she could possibly could for her family.” She claimed that Morgan has "never been a nice person," and calls him a "d*****bag."

In a statement obtained by E! Online, Morgan says he is "saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family." He continues, "For reasons that are between us, I have not seen my mother in 11 years and outside of a random call here and there have had little to no contact with my sister."

Morgan noted in his 2009 book I Am the New Black that he was estranged from most of his family, including his mother.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


'Gossip Girl' Star Leighton Meester and Mom End Battle over Money

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and her mother have ended an ongoing feud over money, according to

Meester's mother/manager Constance claimed that she, "sacrificed her happiness" and was owed money for helping her daughter's acting career, but she recently dropped her claim.

In July, Leighton sued her mother for misusing the $7,500 dollars a month the actress was sending to her to cover her brother's medical expenses.  Leighton alleged Constance was spending the cash on hair extentions, plastic surgery and Botox.  Constance then countersued her daughter for $3 million in damages.

The report says now that mom has dropped her claim, Leighton can obtain a default judgment stating that her mother is not her manager and is not due any support payments.

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Report: Jennifer Aniston's Mother Suffers a Stroke

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston's mother has suffered a stroke and is in serious condition, according to a report by Britain's Daily Mail.

Aniston reportedly visited her 75-year-old mother, Nancy Dow, at a Los Angeles hospital over the weekend after Dow suffered the stroke.  The actress' rep would only tell the Daily Mail, "This is a private family matter."

Aniston was once estranged from her mother after Dow released a tell-all book about the former Friends actress.

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Beyonce on Motherhood: Last Year, Singer Said She Wasn't Ready

Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Awards shows have become a treasure trove of embarrassing, shocking and show-stopping moments, but the buzz from Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards is not Lady Gaga's morphing into a male alter ego -- it's Beyonce's baby bump.

The pop superstar set off a flurry of excitement before the show began when she announced on the red carpet that she had a "surprise." Then, at the conclusion of a roaring performance of her song "Love on Top," she placed her hands around her belly to show a protruding baby bump.

The admission of her pregnancy, later confirmed by Beyonce's spokesperson, ended years of rumors that she and husband Jay-Z were expecting their first child together.

In an exclusive interview in November 2010, Beyonce, who turns 30 in September, told ABC News Nightline anchor Cynthia McFadden that she was not ready to be a mother.

"It's difficult because one day I'm going to decide to have a child, and I want people to be excited, and they're going to be like, 'Lord, OK, she's been pregnant 25 times,'" Beyonce said at the time. "I definitely want to have a child and be a mother. But that happens when it's time, and when I plan it and when my husband plans it."

Career-driven, Beyonce said she still had more she wanted to accomplish before becoming a mother.

"There are certain things I want to do so I can really focus on being a mother," Beyonce said. "But I still am in such a great place in my career. I feel like I should wait 'til I'm really, really ready."

It will be the first child for Beyonce and rap mogul Jay-Z, 41. The couple has been married since 2008.

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Mother of Schwarzenegger's Love Child Speaks Out for First Time

Lee Celano/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mildred Baena, the housekeeper with whom Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child, spoke out for the first time Tuesday to Hello! magazine, saying she cried together with the former governor's wife after revealing the news.

She was joined for the interview by her son Joseph, who she said began to increasingly resemble his governor/actor father as he grew older.

What's perhaps most surprising about Baena's tell-all interview is the high regard in which she holds Schwarzenegger's wife and former first lady of California, Maria Shriver.

She told Hello! that Shriver had an inkling of her husband's secret as she heard talk of Joseph's physical similarity to his father around the house. When Shriver asked Baena about her son's paternity, she admitted that the governor was indeed the father. Shriver then hugged Baena and cried with her, telling her to "get off [her] knees."

While Shriver has separated from Schwarzenegger and moved out of their Brentwood home, Baena also expressed hope for their reconciliation. She acknowledged that the former governor "is suffering." She added, "He loves Maria. I hope in time they work things out."

When his grandmother sat him down one year ago to explain that Arnold Schwarzenegger was his father, he exclaimed: "Cool!", Hello! reported. His mother said the young boy is looking forward to building a relationship with his father.

Schwarzenegger fathered a son with Baena about 14 years ago. Birth records show Schwarzenegger's son Christopher and his newly revealed child were born less than a week apart. Known as Patty, Baena reportedly worked in the famliy home as a housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years, until January.

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Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant Jr.: Too Close for Comfort or Mother-Son Love?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, 41, and her son, Peter Brant Jr., 18, provoked "ewws!" across the Internet after photographs of them hugging and kissing on a beach in St. Barts appeared online. In one photograph, Brant Jr. appears to be kissing Seymour on the mouth and brushing his hand over her breast.

On Tuesday, Brant Jr. (Seymour's eldest son with her current and second husband, billionaire Peter Brant) rebuked his virtual critics on his Facebook fan page and released a statement to the press.

"I would just like to say that these pictures have been taken completely out of context, my mother and i are very close as she is with all her children," he wrote, grammatical errors included. "she often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in a manner that is intimate, any mother in the world does the same. that day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there."

Brant Jr. added that because he's gay, it's different.

"We have nothing to hide and with that in mind I would like to say that I am openly gay," he wrote. "At my age my mother and I are almost like friends and I feel open to talk to her about anything (and yes our relationship may be different because of my sexuality)."

On his Facebook page, which as of this morning boasted more than 1,400 fans, Brant Jr. gave his thumbs up to messages of support and continued to hit back at the naysayers.

"This is not only a malicious attack on my family's privacy but also on me personaly," he wrote in one poorly spelled post. "Some positve press ... Even though I look awful in half these photos!," he said in another.

A representative for Seymour did not immediately respond to's requests for comment.

It's not the first time people have gawked at PDA between famous family members.

Last April, 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord made blog headlines after kissing her sister, Angel McCord, on the mouth.

And in 2000, celebrating her Oscar win for Girl, Interrupted, Angelina Jolie shocked the world by planting long kiss on the lips of her older brother, James Haven Voight.

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