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White Dee leaves Benefits Street after children 'racially abused'

White Dee recently appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Celebrity Big Brother star White Dee has been forced to leave Benefits Street after her children were racially abused.

She took the decision after receiving receiving an increasing amount of trouble from "nut-jobs and idiots," her manager Barry Tomes said.

Dee, whose real name is Deirdre Kelly, is still staying in her terrace house in Birmingham so her seven-year-old son and daughter, 16, can keep attending the same schools.

Mr Tomes said matters came to a head recently when Dee's children, who are mixed race, and her Rastafarian boyfriend were targeted by "internet trolls".

Mr Tomes said: "It just got a bit silly. The abuse has got bigger and bigger.

"She's been getting quite a lot of hateful stuff on Twitter, and it's clearly going to get a lot worse.

"There was the comment online about her kids, which is just vile and not at all acceptable. So, she's decided the family needs a bit of normality."

Billy Connolly: 'I could have done more to help Robin'

Billy Connolly suffers from Parkinson's disease like Robin. Credit: Luke MacGregor/PA Wire

Comic Billy Connolly said he "could have done more" to help tragic actor Robin Williams, who was found hanged last month.

The Scottish stand-up favourite, known as the Big Yin, said Williams was "a joy to be around".

Father-of three Williams, 63, was found unconscious by his personal assistant in August at his home in San Francisco. Initial reports suggested the Mrs Doubtfire actor killed himself.

The pair together before Williams passed away. Credit: PA

But Connolly, who like Williams has battled Parkinson's disease, told the Mail on Sunday's Event magazine: "In my quieter moments I do sometimes think I could have done more (to help him).

"It's a lonely life, showbusiness. You spend a lot of time on your own, and if you dwell on these things you can hurt yourself, as Robin proved."


Court orders Robert Downey Jr's son to enter rehab

Actor Robert Downey Jr has famously battled his own drug problems. Credit: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

A US court has ordered Robert Downey Jr's son Indio to enter rehab after he was arrested for cocaine possession in June.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to drugs charges and was told he must spend 90 days in a residential drug programme. If he successfully completes it his case will be dismissed.

Indio Downey's lawyer Blair Berk said her client had already completed 70 days.

Robert Downey Jr and his son Indio pictured together in 2007. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA/Press Association Images

Indio was pulled over by police in West Hollywood three months ago.

His father, who sat with him in court, thanked authorities for arresting his son and pledged to get him the help he needs.

Robert Downey Jr has famously battled his own drug addictions but claims to have been clean since 2003.

Father and son appeared together in the 2005 movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Nicole Kidman's father Anthony dies in Singapore

Dr Anthony Kidman with his daughter Nicole Kidman. Credit: REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Actress Nicole Kidman's father has died in Singapore, authorities say.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital said psychologist Tony Kidman was taken there today.

The University of Technology in Sydney, where Kidman had worked as a researcher and practitioner for 43 years, confirmed his death.

He was reportedly in Singapore to visit his other daughter, Antonia, and her family.

Singapore police did not identify him by name, but said in a statement that a man in his 80s was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead.

They said they were investigating it as an "unnatural death", meaning it was not a result of illness or disease.

Initial reports suggested he died as a result of a fall but it is possible it was a heart attack.

The Kidman family is yet to release a statement.

But Nicole's publicist and long-time friend of the Kidmans, Wendy Day, told Daily Mail Australia: "The family is in shock and is grieving...I think that some time and privacy is needed to deal with this shock and tragedy."

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