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Friday
Jul222011

Report: Schwarzenegger's Son in ICU

Lee Celano/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Christopher Schwarzenegger, the 13-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is reportedly in the hospital after suffering a surfing accident last weekend.

TMZ.com reports that the teenager's condition has been upgraded, but he has been in the intensive care unit "for days" after enduring "multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung" during a Malibu, Calif., surfing accident. According to TMZ, Shriver and Schwarzenegger have been at their son's side through the ordeal in spite of their very public falling out and divorce.

Representatives for Shriver and Schwarzenegger did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment. A representative for a hospital in the Malibu area said they do not comment on or confirm the identity of patients.

It's been a difficult week for the former couple. According to TMZ, Schwarzenegger is trying to get out of paying spousal support to Shriver and is fighting her request to make him pay for her attorney's fees. TMZ also reported that they had no prenuptial agreement. Their estimated net worth of $400 million would be split between the two of them.

Shriver and Schwarzenegger have moved on since May when the former California governor revealed that he fathered a child with another woman while married to Shriver and the couple announced their split. The other woman was later revealed to be Patricia Baena, a housekeeper who had worked for the family for years.

Earlier this month, she reportedly bought a $10 million home a few miles from the residence she and Schwarzenegger used to share.

Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is attempting to revive his movie career. He's signed on to star in "Last Stand" as a disgraced Los Angeles cop. The movie is due out in January 2013.

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Tuesday
Jan252011

Rep. Giffords Could Be Released From ICU as Early as This Week

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords may be released from intensive care and transferred to a brain rehabilitation hospital as early as this week, ABC News has learned. The fluid accumulation in her brain that concerned doctors over the weekend has already begun to subside.

Meanwhile, at Tuesday night's State of the Union address, members of both political parties will be wearing black and white ribbons in a show of solidarity with Giffords and the people of Tucson. In a special gesture, her friends in Congress will leave one seat unfilled.

"There is going to be a chair left empty to symbolize what we all know will be a triumphant return to the House of Representatives when she comes back to us full strength," said Giffords' friend and colleague, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.

In Houston, Giffords' husband, NASA Commander Mark Kelly, plans to watch Tuesday's State of the Union Address from the hospital. While he keeps watch by her side, the clock is ticking on a critical decision. Kelly has said he will decide within two weeks whether he will command the space shuttle Endeavor's final mission in April.

Giffords' doctors have expressed confidence that she has passed the most critical period for complications and say that the fluid is not keeping Giffords from receiving three hours of physical therapy a day.

Giffords was brought by a specially equipped private plane from Tucson to Houston's Hobby Airport last Friday, and immediately was transported to the Texas Medical Center's intensive care unit by medical helicopter. She will eventually be treated at nearby TIRR Memorial Hermann.

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