Kirk Franklin Reveals Sister Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

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Whoa! Here’s news from out of nowhere that’s making a lot of folks do a double take.

Gospel star Kirk Franklin revealed that his sister has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Texas.

“My sister was just sentenced to 30 years in prison,” he wrote on Instagram. “I now feel the weight of wondering if I could have done more.”

 

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If you’re wondering just what it was that landed the Grammy winner’s sister behind bars, he isn’t saying. However, he has been open about his sister’s drug addiction in the past via his Patheos blog.

“For over ten years, my younger sister was incarcerated in a facility here in Texas. She was in love with a young man who was drug dealer,” Franklin said in 2015. “He introduced her to not only selling drugs, but using as well. When he was arrested for drug trafficking, she was arrested along with him. After she served her time, she was brought before the review board who determined she was ready to be released and brought back into society. The documents were signed and she was set free… but only on paper.”

He continued:

“After a few months back into the free world, it became obvious to me rather quickly that my sister was still in prison. It’s what they call being institutionalized. She quickly started using again, becoming very reckless with her body, which turned into her using it as a means to pay for her habit.”

It was then Franklin realized he needed to sit down the read the Bible.

“God has given us a tool which renews our thinking,” he said. “It reprograms us to receive everything that is ours. It shows us that we are heirs and joint heirs. It cuts down the weeds that have grown in our minds.”

After making the mind blowing announcement, his friends and followers offered him kind words and wanted to uplift him.

Pastor John Gray left this comment under Kirk’s post:

Jesus. She was your sister. But she was not your responsibility. You did as much as you could. And God knows you did. Don’t hold yourself hostage to the land of what if….you’re a great man. A great husband and father. And a loyal, loving committed brother. Love you man.

Comedian Sinbad replied to Pastor John’s comment,

“@realjohngray I love what you say my brother.”

One follower wrote:

“Praying for you and your family. @kirkfranklin”

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Looking good! Kevin Smith updated fans on his health and revealed that he’s close to his goal of losing 50 lbs since suffering a heart attack in February.

“Today, I am down a total of 43 pounds! Only 7 more pounds until I’ve shed the 50 my doctor told me to lose following the heart attack,” the Weight Watchers ambassador, 47, captioned an Instagram pic on Wednesday, June 13, crediting magician Penn Jillette and Ray Cronise for kickstarting his weight loss, and Weight Watchers for helping him slim down. “This #wwambassador is now at the absolute thinnest I’ve been since I finished high school! And while I may look a little better, I FEEL f—king fantastic! It’ll be a few weeks, but I’m ready to lose that final 7 points! And when I hit my goal, I’ll let you know where I started.”

Smith made headlines in February after revealing that he experienced a “massive” heart attack backstage at an L.A. comedy show. He recently showed off his weight loss in May, telling his 1.2 million Instagram followers that he’s lost 32 lbs since the traumatic experience.

The filmmaker previously opened up about his weight loss journey exclusively to Us Weekly back in April.

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“For me, food was not like fuel. It wasn’t, like, you eat food because it powers your body and you move on,” he said at the time. “I’m an American who grew up in the ‘70s when America figured out, if we start putting more sugar in everything, they’ll buy it. So sugar starts showing up in the bread and everything.”

Smith added that he didn’t think he was having a heart attack when it happened, given that he lost 85 lbs three years ago after cutting sugar out of his diet entirely. “I was sweaty, I thought I couldn’t catch my breath, I felt nauseated, but I didn’t think of those as heart attack symptoms,” he explained. “I couldn’t piece it together, but that’s me being incredibly stupid because my mom has two stents in her heart and my father died of a massive heart attack at 67.”

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Cheryl Burke was anticipating a proposal from Matthew Lawrence but admits she believed he was breaking up with her when he finally popped the question.

The Dancing with the Stars coach revealed in an interview on PeopleTV’s Chatter on Wednesday that Lawrence had waited so long in proposing she almost believed he wouldn’t do it until he finally got down on one knee.

Lawrence popped the question on her 34th birthday on May 3 but had arranged for her family and friends to visit them the day before.

“I kind of had a feeling that if he was going to do it, he was going to do it right now,” Burke said, referring to the night of May 2 when the couple was surrounded by loved ones.

“Nothing happened. Then it was midnight and I thought, it’s my birthday, technically, and I was like, ‘For sure it’s gonna happen now!’ Nothing happened,” she said. “We went to the Montage in Laguna just for the weekend… and every two seconds there were being flowers delivered.”

“And I thought, ‘For sure Matt, this is Matt, nope, this is Matt.’ It wasn’t. I was like, ‘This guy didn’t even get me a card.’ He didn’t even say, ‘Love, Matt. Happy birthday!” Burke continued. 

The TV host explained as she was getting ready that night that Lawrence was “rushing me out of the shower” which was strange considering “he has no idea or sense of time.”

“The fact that he was like, ‘Hurry up’ ,” Burke said. “, ‘You need to come out right now.’ I come out and this beautiful song plays — a song which I’ll walk down the aisle to — and there was just a letter there.”

 

The letter caused Burke to pause and wonder if that was the end of her relationship.

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“I thought, ‘Oh no, is this like a breakup letter? Or, like, what is happening?’ He goes, ‘Just read it,’” she said. “And I open it, fine print — my eyes are pretty bad — he’s like, ‘Just read it.’ So I bring it up to my nose, and it says, ‘Love you always and forever.’ And I turned around, he was on one knee and we were just very emotional.”

The couple initially met in 2006 through Joey Lawrence, Matthew’s brother and a contestant on the third season of DWTS. They first started dating in February 2007 and were in a yearlong relationship before calling it quits in February 2008.

The two later reunited in February 2017. On PeopleTV’s Chatter, Burke said their second go at their relationship was due to a renewed “commitment.”

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“I’m in my 30s and with Matt, my fiancé now, it was kind of like: ‘We’re doing this, it’s a commitment where we want to move on to the next level in our lives,’” she said. “I want to have a family, he does too.”

She continued. “We want to get married and have kids and in order for that to happen — it’s like when two adults make a decision — it’s a commitment and so let’s move forward. Let’s not just stay in one place for the rest of our lives.”

While their breakup was a bump in their relationship journey, Burke revealed their first split was what caused her to know Lawrence was “the one.”

“It’s the fact that we went through so much together — and we have each other’s back. It is like ride or die, we are together, we are in this and we can get through anything and for me, it’s all about loyalty and trust,” she said.

“He’s the first man I can say that I feel safe with and that I know will always have my back no matter what,” she added. “He’s normal, he’s grounded, he’s got a huge heart. It’s hard to find.”

While the two are basking in engagement bliss, Burke is already thinking about what she wants for their nuptials, saying the two “definitely want to do a summer wedding.”

 

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“Hopefully next year. I don’t want to put any pressure on a date or a place right now,” she said. “We just went to the Philippines where my mom is from. We went to this beautiful island.”

While she’d love to say “I do” in her mother’s homeland, Burke said a destination wedding might not be feasible for everyone in their respective families.

“The only thing about that is that not every one of our family and friends may be able to come, so we don’t know yet exactly.  But definitely a summer wedding — we’re trying to avoid a winter wedding,” she said. 

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As you may already know, she and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin divorced back in 2014.

About the concept of marriage following the split, Gwyneth said: ‘I think that I’d like to give it a proper shot … for myself. I think there is something really beautiful about marriage.’

‘I think Brad’s someone who’s really intelligent, he is very emotionally intelligent. I think he is a good person to try this with. He is very self-aware. He has got a lot of emotional maturity.’

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2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While Dr. King is well known for his efforts to champion social justice issues, he and many other civil rights activists of the day fought for economic justice as well. In addition to voting rights and equal protections under the law, every man, woman, and child deserves equal access to economic opportunities. Sadly, Dr. King’s Dream was never fully realized. Major social justice advancements in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 were followed by massive disinvestment in Black communities and a war on drugs that led to the mass incarceration of Black men and women — Cedric L. Richmond (LA-02), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The bill’s Division B includes comprehensive criminal justice reform, from policing reform, marijuana decriminalization, sentencing reform, prison reform, and provisions to remove  the collateral consequences that make it difficult for the formerly incarcerated “to become productive members of society.” It also includes measures to protect access to the ballot.

Additionally, African Americans continue to seek equal protections under the law. In the wake of the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, Black voters have been targeted by voter suppression efforts with “almost surgical precision.” Moreover, Black families have been devastated by America’s scourge of mass incarceration. African Americans are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of Whites. In addition, although African Americans make up 13 percent of the national population, they make up 40 percent of the prison population. The criminal justice system traps low-income and minority families in a cycle of devastation, from broken bonds between police and the communities they serve, to overwhelming obstacles for those who have paid their debts to society — Cedric L. Richmond (LA-02).

“A lot of folks talk the talk when it comes to African American communities, but few walk the walk,” said Richmond. “This bill will give them the chance to walk that walk.”

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Scarlett Moffatt lands first movie role as Caitlin Moran reveals she’s writing her a part in new film How To Build A Girl

SCARLETT Moffatt has landed her first movie role.

The former Gogglebox star is making the transition from the small screen to the big screen with a cameo in author Caitlin Moran’s upcoming movie How To Build A Girl.

Scarlett Moffatt has landed her first movie role
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The movie adaptation of her popular novel will star Lady Bird actress Beanie Feldstein in the lead role of Johanna Morrigan, who leaves her hometown to reinvent herself.

Caitlin, 43, took to Twitter on Wednesday to discuss the project, writing: “Can FINALLY talk about this – what we’ve been working on for the last two years.

“SCREAMINGLY excited. Oh, the first scene is a DOOZY. And Beanie is just … astonishing. The world is going to EXPLODE with love for her.”

Scarlett, 27, quickly replied: “Omg omg OMG” with two in love emoji faces.

Caitlin Moran is writing a cameo part for Scarlett in her new movie How To Build A Girl
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The pair discussed the cameo on Twitter
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Caitlin tweeted back: “I KNOW RIGHT. You still want that cameo? GONNA WRITE YOU IN” to which Scarlett responded: “Omg yes yes yes!! Can’t even contain my excitement xx”.

How To Build A Girl is a semi-autobiographical tale and was Caitlin’s second novel.

The movie is being produced by Debra Hayward and Alison Owen for Monumental Pictures.

Of the film, Alison said: “We could not be more excited for Johanna Morrigan to burst onto the big screen.


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“We searched high and low for a girl who could match the boundless wit, sparkle and big heart of Caitlin’s super-heroine and feel incredibly lucky to have found her in the effervescent Beanie Feldstein.”

Beanie, 24, is best known for her role in Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising and Lady Bird.

She also starred in the 2017 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! alongside Bette Midler.


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If you’re a video gamer, you’re probably very familiar with Jack Wall’s works.

Over the last 20+ years, the prolific composer has scored the soundtracks to many best-selling titles, including the Myst franchise, Splinter Cell, Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and Call of Duty. His works have brought excitement to action sequences and depth to emotional ones.

FANDOM spoke with Wall ahead of his concert in Los Angeles. Wall shared what inspires him to work as well as his favorite titles. (Yes, he’s a gamer himself when he has a spare moment.)

FANDOM: Do you build the soundtrack around the game or vice-versa?

Wall: Yes, always around the game. I generally will get video playthroughs of an entire level and then I do what’s called a “spotting session” with the audio director where we figure out where music is going to go and what the function of the music is, the palette, etc. We try to create a story through the gameplay of the level and an arc to the drama of it all. It’s similar to scoring a movie.

FANDOM: How do you approach creating soundtracks for games in different genres? Do you gravitate to one over another?

Wall: Well, I really love sci-fi and action adventure, but also projects which have some drama to it and a real story. Story is paramount for me. Telling stories is where my passion lies.

FANDOM: What routine do you do to get in a composing mood?

Wall: Coffee. Nuff said. Well, except that you have to just sit down and do it. If I’m stuck or it’s not happening, I’ll walk away. I’ll literally go for a walk to clear my head or take a shower. Those are my 2 go-tos for priming the creative pump. It’s about opening yourself up to what it should be. But also, you really just have to trust your instincts. Over the years, I have learned how to do that….that my first thoughts are almost always my best thoughts. And to just go with that.

FANDOM: What are your favorite soundtracks, gaming or otherwise?

Wall: The usual suspects, I suppose. I love Tom Newman, John Williams, James Horner (RIP), James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer. But also my friends in the games industry as well. I’m a fan of Richard Jacques, Sam Hulick, Jimmy Hinson (Big Giant Circles), Gordy Haab, and too many others to name. I also love TV music as well. Trevor Morris and Sean Callery are among my faves.

FANDOM: What’s your favorite instrument or sound you try to put in your compositions?

Wall: Something I haven’t heard before. But you know. Cello. It’s so versatile and wonderful. I like guitar and guitarviol if they are played in ways we don’t hear every day. A really great mysterious voice works for me. Making new sounds from synths and sampling the world. I love finding musicians that do interesting and unique things with their instruments. I once hired a musician who made her own instruments out of clay.

FANDOM: What games do you play? If you play Mass Effect, who is your favorite character and why? Paragon or Renegade?

Wall: I like to play the games I work on — just to see what damage has been done. But also others that I know have great soundtracks. I’m currently playing Uncharted 4 with The Last of Us on deck. (Yes, I’m so behind!) I’m pretty busy so I can’t play a lot. I end up watching TV to unwind. But you know … FemShep Paragon works too. 🙂

Jack Wall with Studio Orchestra including CSUN Studio Ensemble are performing in concert at Valley Performing Arts Center/The Soraya on May 9. Fans can purchase tickets online here.

He is also composing the music for Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments airing on Freeform.

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Big Brother star Alex Lee reveals she’s gay as she shows off completely different look after major makeover

FORMER Big Brother star Alex Lee has revealed she’s gay in a new interview.

The reality star also looks completely unrecognisable after ditching her Barbie look from the 2011 series and undergoing a dramatic £60k transformation.

Alex Lee now looks completely different from her 2011 Big Brother appearance after a £60k transformation
Alex Lee now looks completely different from her 2011 Big Brother appearance after a £60k transformation

The currently single star told Diva magazine, “I’ve known since I was younger that I’ve been attracted to women.

“It’s only quite recently that I was able to find the strength to come out and say, ‘Look, I’m gay.’”

Alex revealed she dated a woman for one and a half years but isn’t really looking for a serious romance.

And more then seven years on from her stint in Big Brother, she says she’s in a “completely different place” from her reality show incarnation.

 

 

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Alex Lee looks a world away from her appearance on Big Brother
Alex Lee looks a world away from her appearance on Big Brother
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In recent snaps on the reality star’s Twitter account, she now sports a demure brunette hairstyle and has ditched the fake tan for a natural glow.

She told the mag part of her new look is down to surgery after “coming into some money” following her stint on Big Brother where she came in third.

She said: “I was lucky enough to come into some money after Big Brother and that’s what I spent it on. “In a way it’s sad, because when I saw myself on telly, it wasn’t me. It wasn’t what I thought I looked like. It really affected me over the years with body dysmorphia.”

 

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The star has dropped the fake tan and make-up now
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She added: “Using the money and getting surgery and changing the way I looked, it’s made me into the person I always wanted to be.

“It’s like a fresh start. 2018’s definitely my year.”

The star gave up her job as cabin crew for an airline to go into the house in September 2011, but spoke of her horror after being trolled online over her appearance.

 

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The star was known for her love of tiny pink outfits, fake tan and heavy make-up – but she’s dropped it all in the years since the show, and looks totally different now.

She went on to have lip fillers, eyebrow and lip tattoos, facial fillers, Botox, and top-of-the-range hair extensions, as well as liposuction on her stomach in 2013.

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Alex had lip fillers and botox
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Alex previously revealed to The Sun that she overhauled her image after watching herself back in the 2011 series, and being left feeling “horrified” by her appearance.

She even appeared on Snog Marry Avoid to try to ditch the Barbie look once and for all.


 

“At the time I thought I was girlie and glam, but watching it back I saw myself as ugly, overweight and disgustingly tacky in head-to-toe pink,” she previously said.

“I was mortified and cancelled all public appearances. I even stopped going out.

“Instead, I stayed in to read the comments about me online.”

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During a trip to New York City in 2005, the HGTV star, 39, who recently said goodbye to her hit show after five seasons, stumbled upon a candlemaker named Shane. “I loved everything about his candles,” she writes in her Magnolia newsletter. “The original scents he developed, the way he hand-poured the soy and coconut wax blend, and of course the wooden wick that crackles as the candle burns.”

The mom of four — she’s pregnant with her and husband Chip’s fifth child, a boy — decided to splurge on Shane’s creations, and she ordered 50 of the linen scent with plans to sell them at one of her “home shows,” a sale that she regularly hosted in the family’s farmhouse.

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“It amazes me how a simple smell can take you back to an exact moment in time — for me, the clean linen scent reminds me of those early home show days where all of this got started,” she says. “My hope for these candles is that they fill your home with a scent that sparks your own fond memories, and that, for years to come, it’ll take you back to happy times spent with those you love most of all.”


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JOHN Boyega has confirmed that Star Wars: Episode IX will begin filming this summer.

It comes after the film was delayed due to the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, who portrayed General Leia Organa in the space fantasy.

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While promoting Pacific Rim: Uprising on The One Show, John Boyega revealed when he’ll be returning as Stormtrooper-turned-hero Finn.

Star Wars: Episode IX will see J.J. Abrams return to the directing chair after launching the trilogy with 2015’s The Force Awakens.

Hosts Angelica Bell and Matt Allwright quizzed John on plot secrets, but he revealed: “I don’t know a thing, but I know I start filming in July. They’re prepping and planning.

“JJ has a script, but I just haven’t read it yet.”

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John also opened up about the intense security around the top secret scripts.

He explained: “You have to go to a room where the script is… I can’t lie, sometimes you get to bring it back home.”

Initial scripts for the as-yet-untitled ninth instalment were reported to heavily focus on Carrie Fisher’s iconic role of Leia Organa but her tragic passing in 2016 forced a change in direction.

Last year, a Vanity Fair feature quoted producer Kathleen Kennedy as saying: “She was having a blast… The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’

Because Harrison [Ford] was front and centre on VII, and Mark is front and centre on VIII. She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been.”

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Producers have ruled out using CGI technology or another actress to bring back Princess Leia in future instalments, after a CGI cameo in Rogue One received mixed reviews from loyal fans.

“We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa”, LucasFilm said in a statement.

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Lena Dunham has everyone talking again, not about one of her nude scenes or a controversial statement she made in the press, but with the news that she underwent a hysterectomy at the age of 31.

Hysterectomy – which is the surgical removal of the uterus – effectively ends a woman’s fertility. So when a young woman has one, it can make the news.

Why do women choose hysterectomy?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgical procedure (after cesarean section) for U.S. women of reproductive age. From 1980-1993, approximately 600,000 hysterectomies were performed annually in the U.S., and about 20 million U.S. women had one. Since then, the figures have increased.

“Hysterectomy is never the procedure that is used as a primary treatment modality,” says Dr. Falcone. “A woman’s decision to undergo hysterectomy is a difficult one but should be respected.”

Hysterectomies used to be performed for sterilization purposes. Now a multitude of health conditions can lead to this treatment. The most well known, especially in light of Dunham’s article in Vogue, is endometriosis. But this is only the third most common cause for hysterectomy, says Dr. Tommaso Falcone, M.D., FRCSC, FACOG, lead author of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) Practice Bulletin, and chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He cites 2010 statistics, which estimate that 83,000 hysterectomies are done annually for endometriosis.

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  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Gynecologic cancer

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In addition to the loss of fertility and onset of menopause (if both ovaries are removed), other risks are associated with having a hysterectomy at a young age. The National Women’s Health Network says that removal of the uterus and ovaries at a young age may increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Urinary problems have also been linked to hysterectomy (though leaving the cervix is thought to help with this), along with hormone deficiencies, depression or psychological stress. As Dr. Falcone says, “There is also regret in some women that they had to have such a radical procedure to achieve a quality of life that allows them to function.”

He also says the short-term consequences are similar in young and older women if the ovaries aren’t removed. An increased risk of prolapse is possible.

But hysterectomy is usually the last resort, after all other medical and surgical options have been exhausted. “Hysterectomy is never the procedure that is used as a primary treatment modality,” says Dr. Falcone. “A woman’s decision to undergo hysterectomy is a difficult one but should be respected.” ACOG has a guideline for endometriosis, for example, that clearly states the options for treatment before hysterectomy.

There are now several different types of hysterectomies; it’s no longer grandma’s hysterectomy with a weeks-long hospital stay. The method used depends on the condition, and the risks and recovery times vary accordingly. There’s vaginal, laparoscopic, or abdominal, for example.

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One factor that has likely contributed to the rise in hysterectomies is the ability to test for the BRCA mutation. Rachel (last name withheld upon request) has the BRCA1 mutation, putting her at high risk for both breast and ovarian cancer. Her lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer (prior to surgery) was up to 54 percent. Because there’s no good screening for this kind of cancer, it was strongly suggested that she remove her ovaries once she was 35 and done having kids.

“I really viewed the hysterectomy as a necessary surgery, not a preventative one, and I think most of my family/friends shared this view,” Rachel says. “I remember clearly the nurse in the operating room reviewing the surgery and calling it elective, and I corrected her!”

Rachel waited to have the surgery until her youngest was walking, but once she made the decision, she scheduled it right away. She chose to have a full hysterectomy because she would be in menopause regardless, and she wanted to be as thorough in her risk reduction as possible. “I really viewed the hysterectomy as a necessary surgery, not a preventative one, and I think most of my family/friends shared this view,” Rachel says. “I remember clearly the nurse in the operating room reviewing the surgery and calling it elective, and I corrected her!”

As soon as the surgery was completed, she went on hormone replacement (estrogen patch) due to her young age, and has yet to feel any symptoms of menopause.

In contrast, Kathy McKernie had a severe case of endometriosis from the age of 13 on. Her doctor only wanted to take “half my stuff out,” she recalls, but she told him he should take out all of it. She had already tried having kids unsuccessfully, even with in-vitro. Her womb was called a hostile environment; nothing was going to grow in there. She has no regrets, and hasn’t experienced menopausal symptoms. Her advice is to get the procedure while young and healthy.

Nicole DeFranco had multiple large fibroid tumors and her period every day for a year. When she was 35, she was told hysterectomy was her only alternative if she wanted to live. She didn’t want one and was very upset. She only had one child and wanted more. She waited a long time because she hoped her condition would improve, but her tumors were too large to do anything else.

Unfortunately, DeFranco experienced complications with her surgery and needed a hysterectomy repair. She was able to keep her ovaries, but no longer has a cervix. “Emotionally, I was upset to never have any more kids,” she says, “but [I’m] happy I never had my period again.” The only thing she would have done differently was not wait so long, because it was inevitable.

Like anything else, it’s important to weigh the positives and negatives, Rachel says. Although she hasn’t felt the symptoms of menopause, she has bone density issues related to the surgery and the resulting hormonal changes, and feels it’s important to look at your overall health. “For me, it was the right decision, but I think it is different for each person,” she says.

 

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“And I was like, ‘Wow, you are a jerk,’” she joked on the show. “Sorry, heaven forbid he do what you do. So incredible.” She went on to say that picking out a boy’s name is “really tough,” and she worries she won’t be able to settle on one. DeGeneres, of course, had some funny ideas—watch the clip below to hear them.

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How did some of your favorite songs come to be BroadwayWorld is getting the story behind the song in exclusive interviews from your favorite Broadway composers. Below, watch as Maury Yestonexplains how hefound the voice of Titanic in writingits opening and closing numbers.
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Ciara Finally Reveals Her Daughter Sienna

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Back in April 2017, Ciara gave birth to her second child, her first with husband Russell Wilson. For nearly a year, we have not seen nor heard much about her baby girl.

Finally, thanks to her new initiative with the Trace Me app, Ciara is finally introducing Sienna to the world.

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GENIUS 8: Moncler revealed on Wednesday the names of the designers and creative talents that are part of its new Genius Building project with the tagline “One House Different Voices.” They are: Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli; stylist Karl Templer who will curate Moncler 1952; Sandro Mandrino for Moncler Grenoble; Simone Rocha; Craig Green; Noir Kei Ninomiya; Hiroshi Fujiwara for Moncler Fragment, and Francesco Ragazzi for Moncler Palm Angels.
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Cris Carter reveals why the Philadelphia Eagles are setup to be a future dynasty with Carson Wentz

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Darren Criss Says Engagement ‘Was a Long Time Coming’ — and Reveals He ‘Waited’ to Announce It

Darren Criss is opening up about proposing to longtime girlfriend Mia Swier, saying it “was a long time coming” after the two dated for over seven years.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story actor, 31, told Esquire.com in an interview published Wednesday that he and Swier “waited a while before we announced it.”

“I had a whole thing written, like, ‘Usually I don’t like talking about my private life…’ which I really don’t — I was really allergic to it for a while,” he said.

“Eventually, I got over myself and realized that it’s just the best way to let people know.”

Criss shared a photo of the two on Instagram and Twitter in January, writing, “Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together.”

“And I’m happy to announce that we’re kicking those adventures up a notch. We’re goin for it. To boldly go where neither of us have gone before. Engage,” the former Glee star added.

While it is unclear when the proposal took place, Criss and Swier last attended the Los Angeles premiere of the FX series in Hollywood together on Jan. 8. At the time, the writer was seen without an engagement ring.

In a 2013 interview, Criss briefly talked about their relationship, saying, “Oh yeah, we’ve been together a long time. I didn’t know I was going to be on TV when we started dating.”

Swier attended New York University’s Steinhardt School of Media Studies and Television Production and has worked for networks such as Fox and Showtime.

Criss is currently starring in the FX show Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered famed fashion designer, Gianni Versace.


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Emotional ‘This Is Us’ Superbowl Episode Reveals Jack’s Fate

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This Is Us delivered a heartbreaking episode that finally revealed what caused Pearson family patriarch Jack‘s death. Since Season 1, fans have been speculating about how the character could have died: everything from driving drunk to the theory that he died on 9/11. Even though fans knew the big death was coming, it was an emotional roller coaster of an episode with a classic surprising This Is Us twist at the end.

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Jack died the night of the Super Bowl in 1997 and all the Pearsons have different ways of coping during the big game. As Randall puts it, “Kate wallows, Kevin avoids, but this is my dad’s favorite day so I celebrate it.” He throws a party for 20 little girls who are much more interested in the halftime show and the Puppy Bowl than the game itself. Kate watches the tape her dad recorded of her singing her audition. And Kevin usually gets drunk, but since he’s sober now he finds himself at Jack’s tree apologizing for their last fight and revealing his fear that even in fighting his addiction he will never live up to his father. It’s a catharsis he never got while Jack was alive, but something he so desperately needs.

All of the Pearsons receive a measure of closure in this episode, from Kate learning to forgive herself and embrace her love with Toby to Kevin sharing the day with his mother, Rebecca, and healing the wounds between them. Randall too gets to share the impact being father has had on his own life with his eldest daughter Tess.

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It was the fire that finally killed Jack, just not in the way most fans thought it would happen. Jack didn’t die in the blaze itself, but from a cardiac arrest caused by smoke inhalation — appropriately called a widowmaker heart attack. Kate blames herself because Jack went back inside to get Louis, the family dog, causing him to be exposed to the smoke longer than necessary. But being the hero he is, Jack didn’t just save the dog he also saved the family’s photo albums and Kate’s audition tape as well.

Fans had a lot of emotions about the reveal, despite knowing the death was going to happen:

The episode ended with a shocking reveal: a jump into the future with an adult Tess working as a social worker and an older Randall. This not only eases the fears of those worried Randall was going to die, but it also adds a whole new layer to an already complex family drama.

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Yasmin Le Bon, 53, brands menopause a ‘bit of a s***’ as she reveals it made her pile on weight and became grumpy and forgetful

SUPERMODEL Yasmin Le Bon has opened up about the effect the menopause had on her figure and her mental health.

She said that it caused her to develop a “layer of padding” all over her body.

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Speaking to Red magazine, 53-year-old Yasmin said: “The menopause is a bit s***, actually.

“You ache all over, you’re tired and fractious and you develop a layer of padding all over.

“You can’t remember to maker that appointment to see the damn endocrinologist. You can’t remember where you parked the car.

“It’s important that you tell people this. I share this with my girls because I want them to be a bit more prepared than I was.”

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Yasmin was once the highest paid model in the world during the 1980s, but previously admitted that she gained a stone in weight during her 40s.

She cemented her star status when she married Duran Duran rock Simon Le Bon in 1985, and the pair – who have now been married for 32 years – have three daughters together, Amber, 28, Saffron, 26, and Talullah, 23.

She also opened up about the key to their happy marriage, saying “space is the saviour for any relationship. Headspace and physical space.”

She added: “In marriage – in any relationship – do not leave things unsaid. Life is too short.”

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She has opened up in the past about her wellbeing, admitting in 2016 that she’d been in a “dark place” when she was juggling her career with motherhood.

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine about when her daughters were teenagers, she said: “Nobody can tear your heart apart within a couple of words like [your children] can…

“I had been a punchbag for a long time and it was having an effect.

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“That whole emotional drain pushed me over the edge…I was in a dark place.”

Despite being a self-confessed foodie, Yasmin says she does follow some guidelines to remain trim, saying that she watches what she eats, avoiding wheat and eating plenty of fats such as coconut oil, butter and avocados.

The interview with Yasmin appears in full in the March issue of Red magazine

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Watch Live as Lindsey Vonn Reveals Who Will Compete for Team USA at the 2018 Olympics

Olympians Lindsey Vonn, Maame Biney, Nathan Chen, David Wise and Jeremy Bloom will take the stage Friday to announce the official 2018 U.S. Olympic team, which will compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea beginning Feb. 9.

Bloom, who competed as both an Olympic skier and a professional football player during his athletic career, will host the Olympic team announcement ceremony, according to a release from the U.S. Olympic Committee. Vonn, a gold-medal-winning downhill skier who will compete in her fourth Olympics this winter, is headlining the event.

The duo will be joined by 17-year-old Biney, who is making her Olympic debut as the first African American woman to qualify for the U.S. speedskating team, and fellow rookie Chen, who has high hopes for the men’s figure skating competition this year. The program will be rounded out by Wise, who became the first-ever Olympic gold medalist in the men’s ski halfpipe in 2014.

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Bannon’s Hill appearance reveals White House effort to restrict testimony

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Kristen Bell Reveals What She’s Learned From Working With Ted Danson on The Good Place

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Study Reveals What Success Looks Like in 2018

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Back in the day, the definition of success meant something different. In the 1950s, graduating from high school and getting a decent job, getting married and raising a family was most of America’s definition of success.

Things has drastically changes since then, and thanks to a LinkedIn study, we have an idea of what success looks like in 2018.

Researchers on behalf of the job networking website, surveyed professionals about how they think about success, how they feel about it, how they define it and even how they talk about it.

In other words, the researchers sought to answer this question: “Why do you get up and go to work every day?”

Here’s what they found.

1. Say bye bye to the flashy title and hello to skills.

According to a press release sent to EBONY on the study, today’s professional isn’t just in it for the title. 89 percent feel that skills are more important than someone’s job title. “Learning a new skill” is the number one goal of professionals for 2018, according to the study.

2. Flexibility over everything.

It used to be a point in time where we fought hard for the corner office. Well today’s professionals (96%) could care less about having a corner office. In fact, more than one-third (34%) reportedly are willing to take a pay-cut of 10% in exchange for being able to design their own schedule.

3. The age of the side hustle.

According to researchers, two out of five professionals do not list being passionate about what you do professionally as a measure of success. 69 percent reported being in it to simply pay the bills. Living problem-free is a top priority, with 74% of respondents working to not worry about money. 36 percent of respondent reported finding success in pursuing a side hustle or passion project.

4. Options, options, options.

65 percent of Americans say they fear they will miss the opportunity for success if they don’t keep their options open.

Read more on the study’s results, here.

 

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Andi Dorfman Reveals Advice for Arie Luyendyk Jr. Before ‘The Bachelor’

Bachelor season is officially here! Fans were shocked that Arie Luyendyk Jr. was named the next suitor in September, but one member of Bachelor Nation is thrilled – Andi Dorfman!

“I’m excited that they’re bringing him back. I think we’ve gotten a little off track,” the season 10 Bachelorette tells Us Weekly exclusively. “I think that bringing him back is bringing back what I felt, which was being there to find love and actually wanting to get engaged. I think they kind of went away from that a little bit on some of the previous Bachelors, so I’m excited they’re bringing a familiar face back.”

Dorfman, 30 – whose second book, Single State of Mind, is about to hit shelves – adds that she doesn’t think Arie needs many tips when it comes to the show – she just hopes he has fun!

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“It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all of the production and the tiredness and the time and everyone’s feelings that you kind of forget that you are having this incredible time and experience that you’re never going to get to do again,” she tells Us. “Just take a moment, take a deep breath and smile because it’s a pretty cool experience that not a lot of people are fortunate to do.”

Arie, 36, recently revealed during a press conference that he actually fell in love with two people during his season. “The toughest part about being the Bachelor would probably be the end, making tough decisions toward the end. I mean, that’s the hardest decision of your life, really,” he said on the call last month. ”It’s a forever decision, so it’s not taken lightly. I think that was probably the hardest thing.”

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Bono Reveals What He Learned From ‘Almost Dying’ – and Says ‘Music Has Gotten Very Girly’

Bono‘s latest inspiration for his most recent album Songs of Experience came from a near-death experience.

The U2 singer, 57, revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone for their January 2018 issue that he almost died but refused to divulge details about the event.

Despite refusing to speak on the incident, the star did say the 22-time Grammy-winning band’s latest album explores the theme or mortality.

“It’s just a thing that . . . people have these extinction events in their lives; it could be psychological or it could be physical. And, yes, it was physical for me, but I think I have spared myself all that soap opera,” Bono said. “Especially with this kind of celebrity obsession with the minutiae of peoples’ lives – I have got out of that. I want to speak about the issue in a way that lets people fill in the blanks of what they have been through, you know?”

He continued, “It’s one thing if you were talking about it in a place of record like Rolling Stone, but by the time it gets to your local tabloid it is just awful. It becomes the question that everyone is asking.”

His latest incident was not the first brush with illness or death for the iconic frontman. In 2000, Bono was checked for throat cancer, which turned out negative.

And in 2015, he broke his arm in a bike accident, which he told the magazine was a “comic tragedy.”

“But the thing that shook me was that I didn’t remember it. That was the amnesia; I have no idea how it happened. That left me a little uneasy, but the other stuff has just finally nailed me,” he said. “It was like, ‘Can you take a hint?’ ”

The band’s song “Jesus, What Have You Got For Me?” explores some of the themes that Bono has been contemplating since his mortality was tested.

Bono admits he had previously thought he’d “let go” of his fear of death, but reveals it was the exact opposite.

“I thought I already had, but this was the next installment in trust. You know, people of faith can be very annoying,” he said. “Like when people on the Grammys thank God for a song and you think, “God, that is a shite song. Don’t give God credit for that one – you should take it yourself!” I am sure I have done that myself. And someone’s like, “I got this directly from the mouth of God!” And you’re thinking, “Wow, God has no taste!”

As for today’s music, Bono said he gets his education from his four children.

“The band is always listening to music, and I have got my kids. Jordan is a music snob, an indie snob. Eve is hip-hop. Elijah is in a band, and he has got very strong feelings about music, but he doesn’t make any distinction between, let’s say, the Who and the Killers,” he explained. “Or, you know, Nirvana and Royal Blood. It is not generational for him. It is the sound and what he is experiencing. He believes that a rock & roll revolution is around the corner.”

Bono’s own take on today’s music can be called mixed.

“I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good,” Bono said. “When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine – I don’t care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is f—ing over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde.”

Adding, “In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it. Some great rock & roll tends to have that, which is why the Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam. Eddie has that rage.”

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#FridayReads: World Record-Holding Centenarian Reveals Why She Runs

Centenarians are understandably rare. After all, most of us will not live past age 100, even though more of us are living longer than ever. So how much rarer is a centenarian who happens to be an internationally celebrated athlete?

Well, the fact is, Ida Keeling is one of a kind. Her memoir, Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself In The Race Against Time (written with Anita Diggs), takes you with her along a rugged course through the decades, from growing up during the Great Depression as a child of Caribbean immigrants, to becoming a world-record holder for the 60 meter dash in the 95-99 age group and the 100-meter dash for the 100-104 age group. Keeling is the first centenarian woman in history to complete a 100-meter run, at the age of 100. Today, at age 102, she’s still running, with no plans to stop.

However, Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down is about far more than longevity secrets, nutrition tips and training regimens for aspiring centenarian athletes. Keeling began running at the tender age of 67, at the urging of a daughter who was desperate to shake her mother from a despondency triggered by the violent, unsolved murders of both of her sons within a three year period. Her memoir is a personal, intimate, and unflinchingly honest account of what it means to be a black and female in an America where those designations meant struggle, danger, and injustice.

Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down has a Forrest Gump quality to it, not only because both fictional film character Gump and Keeling found solace and freedom in running, but also because both share biographies that chronicle how our country has changed over the course of time. Keeling’s story is roughly twice as long as Gump’s, spanning more than 11 decades, including stories about how her parents struggled to achieve the American dream after immigrating from the British Virgin Island of Anegada, her father in 1912, joined by her mother the following year.

Keeling makes it pretty clear that there was almost nothing in her first six decades of life that would lead anyone to think she was destined to become a competitive runner as a centenarian. However, her life experiences provide vivid snapshots of how far America has come as a nation—in its treatment of black people, and especially black women—and how very far it still has to go. In a matter-of-fact fashion, refreshingly bereft of superfluous melodrama, Keeling bears witness to the capricious and deadly violence that could befall black men, women, and children at any moment, with absolutely no recourse, as well as the seemingly hopeless struggle to gain access to education, employment, and decent housing.

A disturbing example is her recount of a young black boy shot to death by a white policeman for bouncing a ball against a wall (unable to read the posted sign prohibiting this conduct). When the boy’s mother and father each tried to intervene to save their son, he shot them both to death, too. The response of Keeling, and most black Americans of that era, to such devastating and heartbreaking injustice, was to press forward, to keep putting one foot in front of the other no matter what. And therein lies the book, as well as its author and African Americans collectively. Women like Ida Keeling are the model of relentless determination we honor the mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement for. Her steadfastness in the face of adversity is not totally unrewarded: the violent deaths of her sons are a contrast to the professional success and accomplishments of her two daughters, one of whom, Cheryl Keeling (herself an accomplished runner and track coach) entered her mother in that fateful 5K run more than three decades ago.

Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down is an especially valuable read for millennials, especially those engaged in the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatters movements, providing a firsthand, eyewitness context to these and related campaigns for justice. The book is a vivid illustration of how these battles were being fought long before the advent of social media. Ultimately, while Keeling has made her mark for her ability to cover 100 meters of ground, it is her 100-plus year of life experience that is the rarest gift of all. For wisdom, truth, and inspiration, Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down is well worth the read.

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LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt’s authorities on Saturday revealed artifacts and a linen-wrapped mummified body, possibly that of a top official, from two tombs that were discovered two decades ago in the Nile city of Luxor but had not been fully unexplored.


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Tiffany Haddish Reveals She Wants To Care For Her Mentally Ill Mom, Despite Years Of Abuse

2017 is definitely Tiffany Haddish‘s year.

Not only was she the breakout star in the summer hit Girls Trip, she made history this fall on Saturday Night Live and dropped her first cable stand-up show on Showtime. While she is prepping for a slew of new movies to come out next year, she is also planning to drop her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.

As to be expected, in her upcoming book, she is keeping it 100.

According to PEOPLE, who received an exclusive first look, it’s pretty clear that the 37-year-old star has come a long way, admitting that she was abused by her mother who was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

“I was told every day I’d never be nothing,” she says. “Now I look in the mirror and say, ‘Tiffany Haddish, I love and approve of you.’ It was all worth it.”

Haddish also writes that the abuse worsened after her mother was involved in a car accident that caused her brain damage.

“After the accident, oh my God, she would say the worst things to me, like ‘You look like your ugly ass daddy, I hate him. I hate you.’”

“She couldn’t get all her words out, so she’d just punch me. Just full on. Because of her I can take a punch like nobody’s business. Teachers would ask, ‘Why’s Tiffany’s lip busted?’ I didn’t say anything. As bad as she was to me, I still couldn’t help but love her.”

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“My mom is still alive, in a mental institution,” she explains in the book.

However, Haddish is clear: She still loves her mother and wants to take care of her.

“My goal is to get enough money to buy a duplex. I want to put her in one of the units and hire a full-time nurse to take care of her. Then I want to get her whatever medications she needs so she can be my mama again. Honestly, that’s all I really want in life.”

The comedienne also opens up about her abusive ex-husband, who she married and divorced twice.

“The relationship got violent. Once at a comedy festival, Tom Green comes over and he is making me laugh so hard. My ex-husband grabbed me. He was like ‘It’s time to go now.’ I had a knot on the side of my head from where he slammed me into the wall and marks on my throat where he’d dug in his nails. When I got onstage, everyone could tell I had been beaten. All those people wanted to help, but all I could do was push them away, and then go back to the dude that was abusing me. Why? Maybe I didn’t know any other way to be loved.”

This is deep. We can’t wait to get our hands on this book!

The Last Black Unicorn hits bookstores on December 5.

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Joe Manganiello has provided fans with their first official look at his portrayal of mercenary Slade Wilson, otherwise known as Deathstroke.

Manganiello posted the image on Twitter, showcasing his version of the one-eyed DC villain.

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Corinne Olympios Reveals That After Her Nick Viall Season Of The Bachelor She Got Engaged!

Today, during her appearance on The Morning Breath, Corinne Olympios revealed that in between her appearances on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise she was engaged! That means that the infamous scandal with DeMario Jackson almost never took place! After […]
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Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Reveals Sexual Abuse By Team Doctor Larry Nassar

Aly Raisman, a six-time Olympic medalist and one of the most accomplished gymnasts in U.S. history, says she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar, who worked as the women’s gymnastics national team doctor for decades.

Raisman is the second member of the gold medal-winning 2012 Olympic women’s team to accuse Nassar of abuse. In October, her teammate McKayla Maroney tweeted that Nassar molested her for years, beginning when she was 13. Raisman disclosed the abuse in an interview scheduled to air Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes, as well as in her new book, Fierce.

Nassar, who worked as a volunteer doctor for USA Gymnastics, is currently in jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in Michigan. He is also named in more than 100 lawsuits filed by gymnasts and athletes he treated while working with USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University. Those suits claim he sexually abused athletes under the guise of medical treatment. Nassar resigned from USA Gymnastics in the summer of 2015.

In the interview, Raisman says she spoke to FBI investigators about Nassar after competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero in 2016, after an investigation by the Indianapolis Star revealed that USA Gymnastics had a policy of not reporting sexual abuse reports unless they were filed by the victims or a parent.

Raisman, who competed on the 2012 and 2016 Olympic teams and is the nation’s second most decorated female Olympic gymnast, is pushing for change at USA Gymnastics, which governs the sport and oversees the selection of world and Olympic teams.

“I am angry,” she said in the 60 Minutes interview. “I just want to create change so [that young girls] never, ever have to go through this.”

In a statement to the program, USA Gymnastics said it has adopted new policies that require “mandatory reporting” of any potential abuse. “USA Gymnastics is very sorry that any athlete has been harmed…we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.”


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Senator reveals an anti-Hillary Facebook ad bought by Russia

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Facebook said it won’t disclose the 3,000 ads Russia-linked accounts bought on the platform during the 2016 election. But U.S. senators have them, and they will. 

During a hearing of a Congressional hearing of the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee with the general counsels of Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Sen. Christopher Coons shared two Facebook ads paid for by Russians. One focused on the issue of veteran support and was targeted against Hillary Clinton. 

The ad apparently was purchased by a Facebook Page called Heart of Texas, which has since been connected to Russian propagandists. The ad was paid for in Rubles, Coons said. Read more…

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Vin Diesel Reveals Justin Lin as Director of ‘Fast and Furious’ Parts 9 and 10

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‘It’s Been a Rollercoaster.’ Shawn Johnson East Reveals Miscarriage in Emotional Video

Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew East announced in an emotional YouTube video posted on Saturday that Johnson East had a miscarriage just two days after the couple found out they were pregnant.

“Today’s video is a little bit sensitive,” Johnson East, 25, said at the beginning of the video. “It’s not the happiest video but we feel like a lot of people go through this so we wanted to share it.”

The video — titled “pregnancy + heartbreak” — documented the couple’s whirlwind 48-hours pregnancy experience: from the moment when Johnson East showed herself crying joyful tears after taking two pregnancy tests which came back positive, to the moment the couple learned they had a miscarriage.

“The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life,” Johnson East captioned the video. “My husband Andrew and I found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant, only to find out hours later some tragic news. I have been crying more than I ever have, but am still optimistic for what is next.”

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After experiencing some unexpected bleeding, the video showed the couple driving to the doctor’s office where it was confirmed that the 2008 Olympian was miscarrying.

“So, it’s been a roller coaster of a few days,” Johnson East told the camera after the couple returned home. “We just got back from the doctor and I’m no longer pregnant. Somehow, I lost the pregnancy already. It sucks. It’s definitely no fun, guys … and having a doctor confirm that we miscarried doesn’t feel good.”

While holding up the pair of baby Converse sneakers Johnson East had given her husband to tell him she was pregnant, she assured her viewers that “We’ll use them again, of course.”

“This is by far the hardest video we’ve ever posted but we felt as though it was a story that needed to be shared as so many struggle with the same thing,” Johnson East wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot from the video. “@andrewde