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Milanese jewelry house Pomellato has returned to Beverly Hills after a two-year absence with a new boutique at 214 North Rodeo Drive in the Two Rodeo Drive complex.
The flagship’s design blends California style with Pomellato’s Italian craftsmanship, unconventional luxury and contemporary style within its 1,700-square-foot space. The Los Angeles boutique reflects Pomellato’s new store concept, created by Dimore Studio. With its signature lacquered Montenapoleone red on the facade and the iconic band ring featured as a door handle, the store recalls midcentury classic architecture.
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“Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis bounded into an East Harlem storefront, her arms weighed down with plastic grocery bags.

“Is five bottles of champagne enough?” she said breathlessly, lamenting that there isn’t enough room in the mini-fridge for more sparkling wine.

Davis was busy putting the final touches on her nail art salon, “Bombshell Beauty Lab,” before its planned grand opening Friday afternoon – some two weeks after she gave grand jury testimony in the Mueller probe. Stocking up on champagne was apparently among those final touches.

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Nicki Minaj’s mother Carol Maraj is on a mission to bring new light to her son’s child rape case; accusing the district attorney of everything from tainting the jury, to tampering with evidence and falsifying DNA findings.

Last Wednesday (Aug. 8), Mother Maraj sat down with Charles Fisher and The Hip Hop ‘Hood Report for an exclusive, tell-all interview. During the chat, she revealed that an alternate juror said last fall that he would have acquitted Jelani Maraj in the rape case involving his 11-year-old stepdaughter based on a lack of evidence, Hip Hop Wired reported.

The interview was announced earlier in the month and has since aired again on New York’s Public Access TV. It can be viewed via the clip above. Jump to the five-minute mark to hear Carol speak about the case.

As noted by Vibe, Maraj claims jurors discussed the case outside of the court and determined her son’s fate before the trial even began, using Nicki’s absence as a measure of culpability.

“One of the jurors said, ‘I can’t wait to see his face when I bring him in guilty,’ and ‘that bastard this,’ people were talking,” she said, which is reportedly noted in the court’s transcripts.

“But we have the affidavits to prove that they were busy talking about his sister, why didn’t she take the stand, that means that he’s guilty. If his sister didn’t show up that means he was guilty. They totally ignored the evidence that there was no evidence to prove this man guilty. So they went by their own mind, by their own feelings, and they already had him guilty way before the trial ended.”

Maraj believes there were several instances of jury misconduct and that part of the trial was influenced by Wendy Williams’ opinion on the matter. She insists that an expert said that sex allegedly did not happen between her son and the minor and that there are conflicting accounts that should be considered to clear her son’s name.

Meanwhile, it’s been almost a week since Minaj dropped her highly anticipated fourth album “Queen,” but the rapper is still making some adjustments to the project.

Her hit collab with 6ix9ine, FEFE — which has been available for three weeks — has been added as track 20 on the album.

According to Billboard, Queen is currently in a tight race against Travis Scott’s Astroworld for the No. 1 spot on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. If Minaj topples him, she will be the first female rap artist with three No. 1 albums.

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On a bright, cloudless early-August day in Silicon Valley, Serena Williams opens the back door of the Spanish-style home she shares with her husband, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, and walks down a flower-lined path to her office. Lemon trees bloom near the entrance to the backyard tennis court; in the clear distance, airplanes slip over the San Francisco Bay. Serena–who long ago ascended into the pantheon of stars known by a single name–swaps her pink Crocs for sneakers, and grabs a broom and dustpan to sweep pine needles off the hard court.

Just three nights earlier, Serena suffered the worst defeat of her 23-year professional career, a 6-1, 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Johanna Konta in the opening round of a U.S. Open tune-up tournament down the road in San Jose. That it was only her fifth tournament since giving birth to her daughter in September–or that in the fourth, Wimbledon, she made it to the finals in one of the most spectacular displays of will, skill and grit in the history of the game–didn’t make the loss hurt any less.

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Serena has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, one short of Margaret Court’s all-time record. The U.S. Open, which begins on Aug. 27 in New York City, is her last chance to even the score this year. And with age and the demands of parenthood looming over her singular career, Serena knows every chance matters. So, time to work.

She pounds shots from every angle, moving side to side, sending one ball screaming crosscourt at a cone target near the baseline. After a few hundred swings, her fitness guru, a white-haired sexagenarian named Mackie Shilstone, suggests she take a 30-second break. She insists on 20. He offers her water. She refuses.

Finally, Serena calls time. She sits on a wooden bench and fiddles on her iPhone. She’s tinkering with designs for her new clothing line when Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. waddles out the back door. Mom’s thwops and grunts have woken her from her nap. Serena leaps up to guide Olympia down the stairs to the court, counting off the steps in French: “Un, deux, un, deux.”

The moment can’t last. Serena isn’t done with her workout. Shilstone’s waiting to chase her all over the court and make her dodge tennis balls he tosses at her midsection. Olympia is led back inside, and Mom digs into more ground strokes. But for the rest of the training session, she steals glances at the house. “I wonder,” Serena says between backhands, “what my baby is doing?”

Millions of working parents wrestle with this question every day. In cubicles and call centers, at restaurants and on assembly lines, a large portion of the world’s workforce consistently thinks about their children. That concern can be deep, gnawing, even painful for anyone, but no working mother on the planet is quite like Serena Williams.

Becoming one almost killed her. The pregnancy was easy, she says, but the delivery led to a series of complications, including a life-threatening pulmonary embolism and hematoma that required multiple surgeries. She spent the next six weeks mostly in bed, too weak to get up on her own, let alone swing a tennis racket. Even as she gradually regained her strength, Serena couldn’t shake a sense of sadness, a feeling that she had done something wrong or wasn’t doing enough. She had gone through hell to have Olympia, and she loved her like it. “I didn’t think I’d be this attached,” Serena says. “It’s difficult to leave her.”

That’s a tricky proposition for a world-class athlete. Professional tennis all but requires selfishness–the time needed to train, to travel and to maintain competitive focus blot out virtually all else. Parenting is essentially the opposite. You are no longer the point. Yet at 36, an age when even the greatest champions tend to lose a step, Serena is determined to show that it doesn’t have to be so. Maybe not everyone can do it. Maybe just her. In her two tournaments since Wimbledon, she couldn’t make it past the second round. But maybe trying will be inspiration enough.

Serena William's Husband Ohanian Holding Olympia
Richard Shiro—Getty ImagesSerena’s husband Ohanian, seen holding Olympia during a Fed Cup match in February, has brought their daughter to most of her mother’s matches since she returned to tennis

Mothers the world over rallied around her remarkable run at Wimbledon, which Serena says has helped carry her through the low moments. “I dedicated that to all the moms out there who’ve been through a lot,” she says. “Some days, I cry. I’m really sad. I’ve had meltdowns. It’s been a really tough 11 months. If I can do it, you guys can do it too.”

Serena, as her vanquished opponents know, is different. And yet no modern athlete who has reached her level of stardom has ever returned from so difficult a childbirth, at her age, in a grueling individual sport like tennis, to claim a major global championship. And since Wimbledon, she’s faced a particularly rough stretch in her personal life. The man who killed her older sister Yetunde Price was released from prison. The postpartum symptoms haven’t fully gone away, and she says separating herself from Olympia has become even harder. Why keep at it?

“I’m not done yet, simple,” Serena tells me, as we drive into San Francisco one evening for a speaking engagement. She needs tennis as much as her sport needs her. It’s the one thing, as a mother, she can do solely for herself. “My story doesn’t end here.”

Serena was two months pregnant when she beat her sister Venus in the 2017 Australian Open final, a victory that broke Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 major titles. (Unfair, Venus joked later: it was two against one.) Serena is convinced Olympia knows she’s a Grand Slam champion, describing her walk as a cocksure, “little bowlegged strut.”

Serena met Ohanian in Italy in 2015. They were engaged by the end of the following year and married in November 2017, in New Orleans, after Olympia was born. “I always assumed I’d marry a black guy,” Serena says. “I always felt that I could relate more with a black guy, that we’d have more struggles in common, you know?” But the pair clicked.

Their bond was tested fast. Olympia was born through emergency C-section. The next day, Serena began to feel out of breath. She suffered a pulmonary embolism in 2011, and thought this might be another one. Serena demanded a CT scan for her lungs. “If she doesn’t understand her body as well as she does, and the doctor doesn’t listen to her, I don’t necessarily think we’re sitting here,” says her agent, Jill Smoller, in the players’ lounge before Serena’s match in San Jose.

The scan showed blood clots. Coughing from the embolism caused her C-section wound to pop; in surgery, doctors found a large hematoma in her abdomen. Another procedure inserted a filter into her veins to prevent more clots. She kept the filter after it was removed, and puts it on her kitchen table as we talk. It’s shaped like a badminton birdie. “How was that in my veins?” Serena asks.

Ohanian remembers that harrowing stretch as a plunge from highest high to lowest low. “It’s a lot to change gears from being really happy and thrilled about bringing this life into the world to having to kiss your wife goodbye and praying she’ll be O.K.,” he says.

There were five surgeries, all told, and the first few months of recovery were particularly tough. The couple hunkered down at their home in South Florida, while Serena’s mother Oracene moved in to help. For weeks, Ohanian lifted Serena out of bed in the morning.

Olympia’s birth, and the frantic, fumbling bond of new parents, brought the family closer together. They now spend most of their time together in South Florida, and also have homes in Southern and Northern California, where Ohanian has installed a PlayStation near Olympia’s playpen. “Yeah, he’s a nerd,” says Serena. They also have a stocked bar in her playroom. “Sometimes,” she says, laughing, “you need it.” Serena even managed to implement “no cell phone” Sundays despite Ohanian’s full-time, device-dependent work life, but she’ll catch her husband in the act. “He doesn’t put it down until I look at him,” she says.

Her desire to play tennis again, however, never wavered. Williams began slowly, doing some light hitting in Florida. By early 2018, she felt strong enough to return to the pro tour. The results have been mixed. She lost in the first round in her second tournament, in March, and then reached the fourth round of the French Open in June before a pectoral injury forced her to withdraw.

Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, says she made choices that put her family above her career, including staying home with Olympia and Ohanian rather than going early to Europe for clay-court prep. “I felt the decisions were taken through the angle of the family, where before, every decision was taken through the angle of tennis,” says Mouratoglou. “This is a big difference. Even if you are Serena, if you want to be successful in tennis, tennis has to be priority No. 1.”

Breastfeeding was another tension point. Serena nursed Olympia for the first eight months, even though she believes it made it harder for her to get back into playing shape. “You have the power to sustain the life that God gave her,” she says. “You have the power to make her happy, to calm her. At any other time in your life, you don’t have this magical superpower.”

Once Serena did arrive in France for clay-court training, Mouratoglou told her she should stop nursing, for the sake of her game. “It’s absolutely hard to take from a guy,” Serena says. “He’s not a woman, he doesn’t understand that connection, that the best time of the day for me was when I tried to feed her. I’ve spent my whole life making everyone happy, just servicing it seems like everyone. And this is something I wanted to do.”

But Serena also wanted to get back on top, and she says she came around to the idea that she needed to stop nursing Olympia in order to make it happen. “I looked at Olympia, and I was like, ‘Listen, Mommy needs to get her body back, so Mommy’s going to stop now.’ We had a really good conversation. We talked it out.”

Serena then committed to Mouratoglou’s training plan. “I’ve never seen her work like that before,” says her coach. In July, Serena made her thrilling run on the Wimbledon grass, before falling to Angelique Kerber in the final. The tennis world was floored.

“I’ve never met an athlete that can just produce the highest level of hunger, desire and mental determination other than her,” says Chris Evert, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles in her career. “I’m in awe that she got to the finals.”

Still, Serena feels like she let the opportunity slip away. She stopped scouting her opponents so closely, since they tend to bring their game to another level against her. But she decided to prep for Kerber. “I really wish I hadn’t done that,” she says. “Because she played much, much harder than she’s ever played in her life. Hit nothing like she normally does. I was like, O.K., this is classic. Why did I do this? Just focus on Serena. That’s when I do my best.”

Back in Silicon Valley, Serena is behind the wheel of her white Lincoln Navigator, maneuvering the tank-size SUV into a metered parking spot outside her local Equinox. After her backyard hitting session, she agreed to a 30-minute strength and agility workout with Shilstone. But every minute at the gym counts as lost time with Olympia, and she sets the timer on her phone, promising to vanish after a half hour.

She means it. Olympia is almost always on her mother’s mind. On the ride to the gym, Serena spotted a deer and her fawn in the front yard of someone’s house. She stopped the car, rolled down the window, and gasped. “Oh my God, are you serious? That’s me, that’s Momma, that’s Serena.” She then looked toward the fawn. “That’s the baby, that’s Olympia.” She gazed at the deer for a few beats more, then wondered aloud if the baby deer had a “Qai Qai.” That’s the name of Olympia’s favorite doll.

Like so many new parents, Serena still marvels at how strongly she feels pulled to her daughter, finding joy in how Olympia washes her hands in the dog bowl, smooshes avocado into her hair and shot puts Tupperware across the kitchen. “Sometimes she just wants Mommy, she doesn’t want anyone else,” Serena says, nearly choking up. “I still have to learn a balance of being there for her, and being there for me. I’m working on it. I never understood women before, when they put themselves in second or third place. And it’s so easy to do. It’s so easy to do.”

Early on, eager to bond with Olympia, Serena was hesitant to let others even hold her. “She was a bit of a baby hog,” says her sister Isha Price. “She was putting way too much pressure on herself. But that’s what she does.”

Serena says now it was born of a deep insecurity that she was somehow failing as a mom. “It was crazy to hear her in a state of, ‘I just don’t know what to do with the different emotions,’” says the singer Kelly Rowland, part of a small group of moms Serena leans on for advice. “It was hard to wrap my head around it. I’m like, She can do everything.”

That’s the thing about being a parent, though, particularly a working mom. No matter your resources–and Serena, who has won more than $ 86 million in prize money, and Ohanian, a co-founder of Reddit and a prominent venture capitalist, have far more than most, including child-care help–it’s still easy to feel like you’re somehow failing. The stress of juggling family and career has brought out the same insecurities in Serena that other parents feel. “I don’t think I’m doing it right,” she says.

She fell prey to peer pressure on social media, posting a photo of her post-pregnancy body on Instagram. She says now that she used a waist trainer to push in her stomach. “I hated that I fell victim to that,” she says. “It puts a lot of pressure on women, young and old.”

Serena Williams at the Cincinnati Masters
John Minchillo—AP/ShutterstockSerena’s comeback has been mixed; she lost in the second round at the Cincinnati Masters, here on Aug. 14

Her vulnerability as a mom is a stark contrast to her poise on the court and, increasingly, off it. Since returning to the tour, for example, Serena has spoken out about gender discrimination in the workplace, questioning why women coming back from maternity leave should lose their seeds in a tournament draw. Williams was the top-ranked player in the world before she had Olympia. At the French Open, she did not receive a seed–a penalty that could dissuade other players from having children.

“It would be nice to recognize that women shouldn’t be treated differently because they take time to bring life into this world,” Serena says. She’s not the first player to come back after giving birth, but it wasn’t until she did that the U.S. Open pledged to incorporate maternity decisions into its seeding process.

Another sore spot: discrepancies in drug testing. The United States Anti-Doping Agency has tested Serena five times in 2018, according to its records. Meanwhile Sloane Stephens, who won the U.S. Open a year ago, has been tested once. Serena called such differences “discrimination” on Twitter and thinks it’s because some people won’t accept that she’s clean. “Look at me,” she says, glancing at her herself in a mirror at home. “I was born this way. They’re like, ‘Oh, she can’t be that great, she must be doing something.’ I don’t even lift weights.” Serena laughs. “It’s all God, you know,” she says. “But whatever.”

Serena is used to being a target. It began when she and Venus started rising up the ranks of a predominantly white sport, and has continued even as she became the face of the game. Last year, while Serena was pregnant, the former top men’s player Ilie Nastase made a racist comment about her child, and in the spring, the owner of a pro tournament in Madrid took a shot at her weight.

“They sure don’t throw a dart at other people, huh?” Serena says after I ask what accounts for the hate. She says, rightly, that the vitriol is far outweighed by her millions of fans, before considering the question again. “I’m a black woman,” she says. “Women in general are not treated the same as men who’ve had the same amount of success. And then, being a black woman, doing something historically that’s never been done, it’s easy to feel like, ‘We’ve always picked on people of this color. So I’m O.K. to continue to do it.’” Serena says she thinks black men have it even tougher. In February, NBC released a documentary she narrated on the 1968 Summer Olympics, and she marvels at Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who famously raised their fists during the national anthem to protest America’s civil rights record. “They sacrificed everything,” Serena says.

So did Colin Kaepernick, I mention. Serena owns a small stake in the Miami Dolphins, and she supports the right of NFL players to protest during the national anthem.”He hasn’t lost his joy,” she replies.

Serena has met the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback twice: once before he started his protests in 2016, and once after he became Donald Trump’s bogeyman. Since taking a knee during “The Star Spangled Banner,” Kaepernick has raised $ 1 million for various nonprofits. “Colin is happy with what he’s doing,” she says. “Some people are different. He’s just different.” She doubts an NFL team will hire him, especially after he filed a collusion grievance against the league. But she’s convinced Kaepernick would win a Super Bowl. Few believe in the power of determination like Serena. “He’d have so much to prove,” she says. “I would. I can’t imagine he would be any different. ‘Man, I’m about to show out. Y’all gonna see stuff you’ve never seen before.’”

After her workout at Equinox–30 minutes, on the dot–Serena drives the SUV back home and lingers in her attached garage. She’s beginning to talk, for the first time publicly, about a painful discovery from three nights earlier. She was in a players’ area before her match in San Jose, with about 10 minutes until showtime, when she pulled out her phone and checked Instagram. There, she learned that the man convicted of fatally shooting her sister Yetunde Price, in 2003, had been released on parole earlier this year. “I couldn’t shake it out of my mind,” Serena says. She laughs, which she sometimes does during uncomfortable moments. Price had three children, who were 11, 9, and 5 at the time of the their mother’s death. “It was hard because all I think about is her kids,” she says, “and what they meant to me. And how much I love them.”

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Alessandra Sanguinetti—Magnum Photos for TIME Serena, holding 11-month-old Olympia at their home outside of San Francisco

She takes a deep breath. “No matter what, my sister is not coming back for good behavior,” she says. “It’s unfair that she’ll never have an opportunity to hug me. But also …” she pauses, the thought hanging in the air. “The Bible talks about forgiveness.” Does she forgive the killer? “I’m not there yet,” she says. “I would like to practice what I preach, and teach Olympia that as well. I want to forgive. I have to get there. I’ll be there.”

Serena will bring all of this onto the sport’s brightest stage at the U.S. Open in late August, the final Grand Slam tournament of the year. She’s playing for something bigger than herself now, which can bring outsize expectations. “I really hope she gets to 25,” says Billie Jean King, a pioneering 12-time Grand Slam singles champion. King says she’s seen signs that the fire is back in Serena’s belly. “It’s in everything she’s telling the world,” she says. “She gets this look, then she puts that leg up and she gets that fist going. I love it when she gets like that.” King even thinks Serena could be President one day. Serena laughs off the suggestion.

The bright lights of Flushing Meadows have been the site of some of Serena’s greatest triumphs–she’s won the Open six times–but her last two appearances ended bitterly. In 2015, Roberta Vinci shocked Serena in the semifinals, denying her bid to become the first player since 1988 to win all four major tournaments in the same year. The next year, she again was upset in the semis, falling to No. 10 seed Karolina Pliskova. “I’m trying to get a new vibe there,” Serena says, “but I’m not going in there thinking I’m going to lose. That’s not being Serena. That’s being someone else.”

Serena wants Olympia to see and remember her mom winning a Grand Slam title. When I mention that some kids might not begin recalling specific events until around age 5, she says she hopes Olympia’s memory will be more advanced. Or maybe she’ll will keep going, long past when her peers have given it up. “I don’t plan on that,” Serena says. Then again, she never figured she’d still be playing at 36. If someone would have asked her a decade ago if she’d still be swinging a racket in 2018? “I would have said, Absolutely no, impossible, no chance,” she says. “I’d bet my life on it.”

Priorities have changed. She wants Olympia to have a sibling. She’s learning on the fly, like all parents. She still gets down, and has moments when she doesn’t want to hang out with Olympia and then feels terrible for it. And then there’s all the time she can’t bear to pry herself away, despite knowing that her game will suffer for it. But mostly, Serena is learning to recognize the swings, tell herself they’re normal and fight the urge to beat herself up. “Nothing about me right now is perfect,” she says. “But I’m perfectly Serena.”

Sometimes a good cry helps. And sometimes lessons come the hard way. San Jose was one of her first nighttime matches since she gave birth. Before Olympia, the day of a night match was all about Serena. Practice early, nap, focus. But this time, she tended to her daughter. She took a little rest, but woke up when Olympia did. She fed her, made sure she’s O.K. “I need to be more selfish for just those couple of days,” she says. “I keep telling myself she’s not going to remember that I spent an extra two hours with her. I should be taking that two hours and focusing on my career.”

Earlier, Serena says as much to Olympia in the kitchen. She wipes yogurt off the baby’s face and swings her around the room, much to Olympia’s delight. “Momma’s going to make you very sad right now,” Serena tells her. “Momma has to go to the gym. But it hurts me more than it hurts you.”

Serena then steps into the garage and heads out. Back to work. Again.

This appears in the August 27, 2018 issue of TIME.
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Celebrity Stylist Zerina Akers Opens Up About Her Personal Journey, Black Designers, and Working with Beyoncé [Photos]

If you’ve been wondering why Beyoncé’s fashion game has been on point lately, it’s because of celebrity stylist Zerina Akers.

As Beyoncé’s “personal stylist and wardrobe curator,” Zerina is the woman responsible for the looks you see on Bey’s Instagram as well as recent music videos.

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Look-by-look and client-by-client, Zerina’s continuing to make a name for herself in MAJOR ways.

In an interview with Le Magazine Noir, Zerina keeps it real about how she manages her work ethic, the importance of uplifting Black designers, and her proudest moment.

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On managing her work ethic: I recently turned 30 and I’ve decided that my 20s were for working hard, my 30s will be about working smart, and I will enjoy it all in my 40s. I don’t have a lot of time so I try to spend it wisely. When I have moments to just be with my people and be in my home, I make sure to cherish it and make it count. For me, now is about investing my time into what I want to create, and who I want  to be. In between pulls or running errands, I’ll try to catch up with my friends and family over the phone and make sure that no matter what they know that I think about them and I love them.

On Black designers: “There is so much talent in the World and often not enough resources for some people to truly express themselves through their craft. I have watched many young designers grow but I have also watched many designers stray away from their dreams. I just try to support them as much as I can because sometimes it’s the most simplest moment that can completely launch someone’s career and completely change their life.”

On working on Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ hat look: “That was the fist time I realized that I can create work that will OUTLIVE MYSELF. That look was composed of all INDIE designers and became it’s own moment, it’s own image.”

You can read more of what Zerina has to say here.

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Denmark’s metal festival ‘Copenhell’ opens its gates to 25,000 fans

One of the biggest metal festivals in Europe, ‘Copenhell’ opened its door to 25,000 dedicated metal fans in Copenhagen. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Taylor Kitsch opens up about preparing to play cult leader David Koresh

It took Taylor Kitsch four and a half months and losing 30 pounds before he was prepared to play cult leader David Koresh in “Waco.”
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‘Ocean’s 8’ opens with franchise-best to top weekend box office

“Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry “Ocean’s” heist franchise, opened with an estimated $ 41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

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Grayson Perry opens ‘rough and tumble’ Royal Academy art show

LONDON (Reuters) – A “Vote Leave” Brexit referendum poster that graffiti artist Banksy has transformed to read “Vote to Love” is among the highlights of the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, which curator Grayson Perry opened to the media on Tuesday.


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EU Opens Case Against US In WTO Over Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

In response to the United States’ decision to impose additional duties of 25 percent and 10 percent respectively on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, the European bloc said it has opened a case against the US in the WTO.
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TV Ratings: NBA Finals Game 1 Opens Steady With 2017

Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals was approximately even in the ratings with the comparable game in 2017. Thursday night’s game, which again saw the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors, drew an 11.9 rating in Nielsen’s metered market households. That is down a scant 5% from the 12.4 drawn by 2017’s […]

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PRETTY WOMAN Box Office Opens Tomorrow, May 22

The box office for PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 10am EST. PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, and begins Broadway performances Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Nederlander Theatre 208 West 41st Street, with an official opening night of Thursday, August 16, 2018.
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Kaiser Permanente Opens New State-of-the-Art Medical Office Building in Southwest Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente opened a new state-of-the-art medical office building today in Southwest Santa Rosa.

The three-story Kaiser Permanente Mercury Way Medical Office Building, located at 2240 Mercury Way, offers a wide range of primary care services, including adult family medicine, pediatric care and obstetrics-gynecology. The facility incorporates on-site pharmacy, lab and imaging services, as well as a Healthy Living education and resource center, and features dermatology, foot and ankle surgery, and physical therapy.

The Mercury Way medical offices are located across the street from a Kaiser Permanente Mental Health and Wellness facility that opened in July 2017. Both locations are conveniently located off of Highway 12 West.

“As the Santa Rosa area continues to recover from the devastating fires that swept the North Bay last year, Kaiser Permanente is proud to be part of that recovery, and is investing in the health of the community with this new medical office,” said Judy Coffey, RN, Kaiser Permanente Marin-Sonoma senior vice president and area manager.

The 87,300-square foot facility is part of a new wave of Kaiser Permanente medical offices that use technology and space to enhance the care experience and to make getting medical care easier and more convenient. This facility is one of three new Kaiser Permanente medical office buildings opening in Northern California this spring.

The Mercury Way medical offices feature innovative design features, including large common areas, express check-in kiosks, and exam rooms where members can better interact with their caregivers. Some of the exam rooms have wide-screen video monitors, which allow direct telemedicine consultations with medical specialists in other locations.

“Our doctors, nurses and staff are committed to providing patient-focused care to all our members,” said Michael Shulman, MD, physician in chief, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center. “Leveraging our integrated approach and technology, we look forward to providing an exceptional care experience to our members at this new southwest Santa Rosa location.”

Providing ample space to meet the needs of Kaiser Permanente’s growing membership, the Mercury Way medical office building will house nearly 200 health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, technicians and administrative staff. eightThe facility has:

  • 60 doctors’ offices
  • 95 exam rooms
  • eight procedure rooms
  • On-site café with outdoor patio and wireless internet access
  • Charging stations for electric cars

As part of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to the environment, the structure meets the highest standards of environmental and sustainable building, including anticipated LEED Gold certification, part of the U.S. Green Building Council new construction rating system. The solar panels covering the parking lot will provide 100 percent of the annual electrical power needed by the building. The “cool roof” reflects heat away from the building and saves energy, ultra-low flow fixtures reduce water use and landscape irrigation uses recycled water. High-tech windows designed to lower energy use automatically darken to prevent glare and become more transparent once the direct sun passes.

In addition to the new Mercury Way Medical Office Building and and the Mental Health and Wellness Center across the street, other nearby Kaiser Permanente facilities include medical offices in Santa Rosa on Old Redwood Highway, Rohnert Park on State Farm Drive and the Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center on Bicentennial Way.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Blanchett opens Cannes with call for equality

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Patton Oswalt Opens Up About Late Wife Michelle McNamara’s Role in the Golden State Killer’s Arrest

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Comedian Patton Oswalt spent much of his day on Wednesday celebrating the news that authorities have apparently arrested the Golden State Killer. He ended it with an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers that could not have been timed better.

Before she passed away in early 2016, Oswalt’s wife Michelle McNamara had been working on a book about the notorious rapist and murderer—whom she dubbed the Golden State Killer—with the aim of discovering his true identity and helping the police track him down. Earlier this year, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was finally published and has already shot back to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list.

“I have been awake since 3 a.m.,” Oswalt confessed at the top of the segment. “So I don’t know how this segment’s going to go.” He explained that he started receiving texts and alerts early Wednesday morning with the big news. “They arrested him today,” he said. “He is in jail.”

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The Magic Begins! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Officially Opens on Broadway Tonight

A play in two parts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22 at the Lyric Theatre 214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Be sure to check back tonight, as BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a roundup of all of the reviews as they come in
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TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner just opened at the Aldwych Theatre and is currently booking to 20 October 2018. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, choreography is by Anthony Van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.
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SEC opens probe into Guggenheim over real estate transactions

Wall Street watchdogs are sniffing around the sale of David Geffen’s $ 85 million Malibu compound to Guggenheim Partners’ chief executive as well as other transactions with ties to the asset manager. The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into a Guggenheim subsidiary amid a chaotic time at the $ 305 billion asset manager, marked…
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North River Lobster Co., which bills itself as the city’s only floating lobster shack, opened this past weekend for its fifth season. Sailing from Pier 81 on the West Side a few times daily, the shack offers classic lobster rolls and — under new CEO Craig Kanarick — new variations. Those include the Lower East…
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EXHIBITIONISM OPENS IN NASHVILLE TODAY

Today is the day that Exhibitionism opens in Nashville, Tennessee, at The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum!

Don’t miss your chance of experiencing the Stones’ spectacular, interactive exhibit, which delves in to 50+ years of the band’s music, fashion, artworks and vintage instruments as well as interactive sound mixing desks, a screening cinema with exclusive content, all culminating in a 3D concert finale!

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Bryant, who is dating retired NBA star Sherman Douglas. says she’s open to marry again “if it’s the right situation”

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In just two days on March 29th, Exhibitionism opens in Nashville, Tennessee.

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John Oliver Opens Up About His Gay Bunny Book Outselling ‘Homophobe’ Mike Pence’s

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When John Oliver announced the release of his own parody version of a new children’s book about the Pence family’s pet bunny, Marlon Bundo, even he didn’t think it would reach the top of Amazon’s best-seller list in the first 24 hours. And yet there it sits, ahead of not just Charlotte Pence’s book but also James Comey’s new memoir.

“I have no beef with his bunny,” Oliver told Seth Meyers on a victory lap of sorts Tuesday night. “The beef comes in regarding Michael Pence, who has a history of, let’s say, homophobic views.” He then added, “I just sounded like I was talking around it, but I was actually just saying the word of the thing that he emphatically is: a homophobe.”

When Meyers brought up the overwhelming success of the book, the proceeds of which are going to charities that benefit LGBTQ youth and AIDS research, Oliver revealed that just before the Late Night taping, he had received the latest sales numbers. “I’m sure HBO would find it absolutely hilarious they’re getting no money out of this,” he said.

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Graceland opens vault for Elvis doc

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Free Agency Free-For-All: Thoughts On All The Deals Done Before The NFL Year Opens

Some quick-hit analysis on Sam Bradford to Arizona, Jimmy Graham to Green Bay, Case Keenum to Denver, Malcolm Butler to Tennessee and much more

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Ashton Kutcher Opens About Balancing His Career And Family Life – Reveals A Parenting Moment That Touched Him

Ashton Kutcher opened up about his family life and shared a super cute moment that reassured the actor that he and Mila Kunis are doing a great job as parents. It seems like seeing his daughter sharing her one cookie […]
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Jimmy Kimmel Opens Oscars with Killer Jabs at Weinstein, Trump and Pence

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Last year, the elephant in the room at the Academy Awards was the newly-elected President Donald Trump. This time, there were many more elephants for host Jimmy Kimmel to address, starting with the biggest, most disgusting one of them all: Harvey Weinstein.

In interviews leading up to his second year hosting the Oscars, Kimmel indicated that Hollywood predators would not be his focus, telling ABC News, “This show is not about reliving people’s sexual assaults.” James Corden learned the hard way that jokes about rape can have unintended consequences, but going easy on the prominent men brought low by #MeToo could be just as irresponsible.  

On the 90th anniversary of the awards, the show opened with an old-timey black and white newsreel version of the red carpet, including jokes about nominees, past and present.

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NPS Opens the Home of Carter G. Woodson, ‘Father of Black History,’ to the Public

In honor of Black History Month, the National Park Service (NPS) will grant the public access to the home of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African American writer and historian known as the “Father of Black History.”

Born the son of freed slaves in 1875, Woodson made a lifelong commitment to researching and preserving black history. In 1912, the sharecropper-turned-scholar became the second African American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. He created “Negro History Week” in 1926, which was later adapted into Black History Month in 1976. The renowned scholar and author also penned over a dozen books, including the notable The Mis-Education of the Negro.

Now, for the month of February, the public can tour the Washington, D.C., home where he lived from 1922 up until his death in 1950. The 140-year-old house is where Woodson conceptualized the idea of “Negro History Week” and spent a substantial amount of time researching and documenting African American history. Before Woodson, there was little to no accurate recordings of black contributions in American history. The house is also where the Omega Psi Phi member founded and operated the Associated Publishers Press starting in 1921. “It was one of the first publishing companies to publish historical works of African American history,” said Vince Vaise, chief of visitor services at the National Park Service, reports WTOP.

The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 before becoming vacant in the ’90s. The property was then acquired by the NPS in 2005 and reopened last year following years of renovations.

The Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, located in the D.C. neighborhood of Shaw, is currently open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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Merck Makes $394M Acquisition; CEO Opens Up About Spat With Trump

Just last September, Kenneth Frazier’s Merck finally got its long-awaited immuno-oncology drug, Keytruda, approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

Just a few months later, the pharmaceutical company is doubling down on its new area of focus.

On Wednesday, the company announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Viralytics, an Australian biotech company for $ 394 million, which is in line with the drug maker’s focus on cancer immunotherapy.

Frazier told Black Enterprise magazine in 2014 about his company’s big plans to create transformational medicines with the company’s foyer into new investigational medicine for cancer.

“It’s one of the first in a series of what are called immunotherapies for cancer. This medicine is one that actually uses the bodies’ own natural defenses to defeat the tumors,” Frazier said. “That’s the kind of thing that a company like Merck exists to do.”

This comes on the cusp of Frazier’s interview with the New York Times about his public spat with President Donald Trump.

Frazier gave up his seat on the president’s American Manufacturing Council after controversy erupted over how President Trump handled the racist-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer.

“It was my view that to not take a stand on this would be viewed as a tacit endorsement of what had happened and what was said,” Frazier told the New York Times. “I think words have consequences, and I think actions have consequences. I just felt that as a matter of my own personal conscience, I could not remain.”

Frazier said he consulted Merck’s board before he made his decision to resign from the president’s manufacturing council.

“I wanted to say that this was a statement I was making in terms of my own values, and the company’s values, and there was unanimous support for that,” he said. “My board supported that 100%.”


President Trump was quick to hit back on Twitter.


Although meant as a gibe toward Frazier, it is no secret that Merck has been working incredibly hard to bring Keytruda, the company’s own breakthrough immuno-oncology treatment drug to market.

In 2014, Merck acquired Idenix, another drug therapy for hepatitis C which had been a focal point of the drug makers. However, Merck’s patent of the drug was ruled invalid by a U.S. District Judge in Wilmington, Delaware, on Feb. 17, stating that the company did not meet a requirement that it disclose how to make the treatment it covered without undue experimentation, Reuters reported.

The ruling also reverses a $ 2.54 billion settlement Gilead Sciences Inc. was required to pay after Merck sued the company because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed on Idenix’s patents.

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‘It Hurt Like Hell.’ Ann Curry Opens Up About Leaving NBC’s Today Show

Five years after leaving the Today show, Ann Curry is revealing how she made it through dark times — and her life away from the morning grind.

Sitting down exclusively with PEOPLE for this week’s issue (on stands Friday), the anchor opens up for the first time about her exit from the NBC morning show in 2012, an ordeal that came complete with gossip-column speculation that her firing had been due in part to a lack of “chemistry” with her co-anchor Matt Lauer. (Lauer, 60, was fired in November for alleged sexual misconduct.)

After her tearful farewell on June 28, 2012 — “I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I did try!” she said at the time — Curry, 61, who has won seven Emmys, interviewed world leaders, covered natural disasters and reported from war zones, was suddenly adrift.

“It hurt like hell,” she says. “It hurt so much, but I learned a lot about myself. I can say I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ve been honest and true. I’ve tried to stay pure. I’ve tried to not respond in a knee-jerk manner, and I’ve stayed very close to who I am. So it hurt, but I’m also proud of myself.”

Curry — who began as an intern at an Oregon NBC affiliate and worked her way up to Today‘s couch, earning a reputation for being earnest and empathetic — stayed remarkably mum after her co-hosting gig with Lauer ended after barely a year.

“Experience has taught me, as a journalist, the No. 1 thing you have to be is humble,” she says. “It’s not about you.”

And the mother of two, who returns to TV on Jan. 23 with the new six-part PBS docuseries We’ll Meet Again, isn’t fueled by bitterness toward her former bosses.


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Jaime Camil Opens Up About Jane the Virgin Costar Brooke Shields and Parenthood

Hopping on stage to grab a Golden Globe in front of Hollywood’s brightest stars is not what Jaime Camil is most excited about these days.

The 44-year-old Mexican actor could not conceal his nostalgic glee when it was announced that his boyhood celebrity crush Brooke Shields would join the cast of Jane the Virgin in its fourth season. “We were all in love with her when we were teenagers. Name one male specie that wasn’t in love with her in The Blue Lagoon. It’s incredible,” he tells PEOPLE CHICA of sharing scenes with the actress. “Her most important quality is what a sweetheart she is and what a beautiful human being she is. She is overwhelmingly nice.”

 

Shields’ five-episode arc, starting Feb. 9, will spice up the story line, according to Camil, and even have an impact on his character. “She is going to be a big part of Rogelio’s life, probably his new nemesis and that’s going to be fun.”

For an episode directed by Gina Rodriguez (who plays the titular Jane), Camil recently filmed his first scene with the legendary Calvin Klein model and remarked, “Dreams do come true.”

Not that his wife of four years, Mexican model Heidi Balvanera, has any reason to be jealous. Her husband is even more effusive about his family life. “That’s my best role, I love to be a father. My wife loves to be a mother, ” he says. “We are committed parents” to son Jaime Camil III, 3, and daughter Elena, 6. “We don’t have the 24-hour nanny.”

The foursome recently spent some quality time at a luxurious ski chalet, with requisite fireplace, in Lake Tahoe, one of the most scenic and slope-filled attractions in the States, courtesy of Airbnb. “I wanted to go to Lake Tahoe because I had never been. It was beautiful,” he says of their getaway. “I love to spend time with the family, it’s the most important thing for me.”

That includes keeping the romance alive with this wife, who turned 39 in September. “We have our date nights. We try to find time for ourselves,” he adds. “My New Year’s resolution is to live the here and now and continue to be a good parent for my kids, continue to be a good husband for Heidi.”

Camil keeps his brood in mind when choosing parts — the little ones appreciate their father’s animated efforts in particular. “I take on these voice-over roles because I know my kids are going to be very happy and excited to hear daddy’s voice on-screen,” says Camil, whose illustrated characters appear in major releases like The Secret Life of Pets as well as the TV series Elena of Avalor, whose Latin princess just happens to share a name with his daughter.

His children aren’t the only ones impressed with his animated endeavors: Coco, with its all Latin cast, took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Animated (Camil voiced Papa Rivera). And an upcoming Disney Channel collaboration has the busy actor raring to reconnect with his childhood self. “It’s a remake of a series that was super-hot in the ’80s that I used to watch when I was a kid.”

 

Of his success in English-language film and TV, the rising talent is grateful while noting that it didn’t come overnight: “It’s way more than what I ever expected. It wasn’t quick. I’ve been doing the pilot seasons and the auditions and I’ve been getting doors shut in my face for the past 10 or 12 years in the United States. So I guess it finally paid off.”

 

 


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LeAnn Rimes Opens Up About the Psoriasis That Once Covered 80% of Her Body

The singer credits music with restoring her confidence again.

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Polar Bear Cub At Berlin Zoo Opens Its Eyes

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“Good Morning America” Meteorologist Ginger Zee Opens Up About Her Depression in New Book

“I lost myself and my will to live.”

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JAY-Z Opens Up on How ‘Lemonade’ Made Him Feel

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This past summer, JAY-Z released arguably the most vulnerable album of his career. The rapper and business mogul didn’t hold back on 4:44, with many praising him for his transparency and easily referring to the work as a classic.

But Hov’s purging didn’t stop when he released his latest album. During a rare and very personal interview with T Magazinethe “Song Cry” entertainer got even more candid about his relationship with his megastar wife, Beyoncé, and how the release of Lemonade personally affected him.

“There was never a point where it was like, ‘I’m making this album.’ I was right there the entire time,” he states. “You know, most people walk away, and like divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves. The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself. So, you know, most people don’t want to do that. You don’t want to look inside yourself. And so you walk away.”

JAY-Z also hinted that the couple had been working on a joint album at the time.

” … we were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together. And then the music she was making at that time was further along,” he says. “So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on. Um, we still have a lot of that music. And this is what it became. There was never a point where it was like, ‘I’m making this album.’ I was right there the entire time.”

Whoa. Lemonade, which dropped last year, revealed to the public for the first time that there was trouble in their marriage.

While we may place celebrities on a pedestal, let us all remember that they’re human just like you and me.

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Aly Raisman Opens Up About Sexual Abuse by USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Aly Raisman says the knock came at eight o’clock at night. The future Olympic gold medalist was competing in Rotterdam, Netherlands in her first year at the coveted senior level, the group from which world and Olympic teams were selected. She was thousands of miles away from home, nervous about the competition to come, and without her usual support system of her parents and siblings. She opened the door and saw the team doctor for USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar.

“I thought you could use a massage,” she says he told her. She was 16.

It wasn’t the first time she says Nassar had appeared at her door at night, offering a massage under the guise of therapy. And it wouldn’t be the last, as Raisman disclosed in an interview with TIME and in her new book, Fierce.

It first happened several months earlier, when she was competing in Melbourne, Australia. At that meet, an official with USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, saw Raisman wincing through practice with sore heels and an aching back and suggested that she see Nassar. He was a great doctor, Raisman says the official told her, and she should consider herself lucky that he would work with her. So when Nassar appeared at her door again, Raisman opened it and let him and let him “work” on her, the term that USA Gymnastics and the gymnasts used for Nassar’s treatments.

Those treatments, it turns out, weren’t necessarily treatments at all. According to Raisman and other gymnasts who have described the procedures, Nassar’s so-called therapy seemed to consist primarily of invasive massage, touching the girls around their pelvic areas and vagina. Gymnasts were sent to Nassar for any pain — whether it was in the back, hip, or muscle — and he often suggested massage as the treatment, according to interviews with gymnasts. He rarely used gloves when working with the girls, and would touch them with his bare hands, including penetrating their vagina with his fingers.

Raisman is the latest high-profile gymnast to accuse Nassar of sexual abuse. In October McKayla Maroney, her teammate on the squad that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics, said Nassar abused her for years, beginning when she was 13 years old. In all, more than 100 athletes have filed suit against Nassar and USA Gymnastics, alleging that the organization was complicit in not addressing reports of sexual abuse adequately. The plaintiffs in the various lawsuits also include athletes at Michigan State University, where Nassar had been employed.

Nassar pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in July and is awaiting sentencing in Michigan. He pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually abusing former patients and a family friend.

Nassar resigned from USA Gymnastics in the summer of 2015. When contacted for this story, Nassar’s attorney said a gag order in his client’s pending case prevented him from commenting on Raisman’s claims.

Raisman, 23, opened up about her experiences in a recent interview with TIME at her family home in a quiet wooded neighborhood in Needham, Mass., outside of Boston. A rec room off the kitchen is filled with mementos from her record-setting career: with six medals won at the 2012 and 2016 Games, she’s America’s second-most decorated female Olympic gymnast. But as her mother, Lynn, lit a fire in the living room, Raisman settled into a deep brown leather couch and talked about how it could have all been derailed by abuse.

She says Nassar often closed his eyes and would be out of breath while working on her. Unaware that she was being molested, and still believing she was receiving medical treatment that would help her, she attributed his behavior to his being tired or jetlagged from the trips to competitions around the world.

Now Raisman says she knows better. “I know people will say ‘Why didn’t she tell her mom? Why didn’t she say anything?’ But those questions are unfair,” she says. “The fact is I didn’t really know it was happening to me. What people don’t get is that he was a doctor. I would never have imagined that a doctor would abuse me or manipulate me so badly.”

After years of making excuses for what she calls Nassar’s “weird” behavior during the treatment sessions, in July 2015 — three years after winning three medals at her first Olympics — she says she finally realized that Nassar had been sexually abusing her. Raisman says she received a call from USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny, who asked her to speak to an investigator who would be coming to Raisman’s home. He wouldn’t tell her what the visit was about.

She says the investigator, who was hired by USA Gymnastics to address complaints about Nassar, asked if Raisman felt safe, and if anyone had been making her feel uncomfortable. Then she asked specifically about Nassar, about what he did, how he treated her, how many times, and whether other people were present during the treatment sessions. At first Raisman continued to make excuses for Nassar, admitting that she often felt uncomfortable but also adding that he was a doctor, and didn’t mean to make her uncomfortable, and frequently brought her and the other girls gifts.

When the investigator left, Raisman thought back on her encounters with Nassar and realized that the treatments had not been medical in nature but that she had been sexually abused. She declined to go into detail about the nature of the abuse. When Raisman called USA Gymnastics back the following day and asked to speak to the investigator again, she says she was told that the investigation was ongoing. She also received a text from an official asking her to stop talking about her experiences with Nassar, so as not to jeopardize the investigation. Requests for comment to Penny’s attorney were not immediately answered.

Raisman says that the culture of success at all costs, and the power that USA Gymnastics wields over the gymnasts and their families vying for coveted Olympic spots, can allow sexual abuse to go unchecked as victims feel that it’s easier and potentially beneficial to stay quiet.

Raisman says she now feels betrayed, by both Nassar, whom she trusted as a doctor, and by USA Gymnastics, whom she trusted not to put her in harm’s way.

Nassar, who was a licensed osteopath, was a volunteer at USA Gymnastics. Throughout her career, Raisman was told by the organization’s officials that Nassar was a talented doctor, one that the gymnasts were fortunate to work with. She trusted that advice, as did her parents. “When I went to a parents meeting, they would tell us your children are so lucky to have the best doctor, they are so lucky to work with Dr. Larry,” says Lynn Faber Raisman.

Nassar went out of his way to exploit that trust, according to Raisman and others who worked with him. He attended many of the elite training camps at the secluded Texas ranch run by the influential coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi, who led the U.S. Olympic team. The camp was invitation only, and a call to attend was considered a top honor for Olympic hopefuls. Once a month during the season, elite teams would gather at the ranch with their coaches and national trainers — but no family — for five days of intensive drills. The gymnasts lived in spartan dorms and their days consisted of little more than training, eating and sleeping. Cell service is spotty, so athletes barely communicated with their families during camp.

In that setting, Raisman says Nassar became their confidante and cheering squad, bestowing gifts and sweets, and much-needed encouragement and support. For young girls whose entire lives consisted of hours and hours of performing to impress others, Nassar seemed like an ally.

“He was always, always, always on my side,” says Raisman. “He was always that person who would stick up for me and make me feel like he had my back. The more I think about it, the more I realize how twisted he was, how he manipulated me to make me think that he had my back when he didn’t.”

Raisman says she is still processing her experience, and admits to being anxious about seeing male doctors. She has not yet retired from gymnastics, and has not ruled out trying to make a third Olympic team in Tokyo 2020. She hopes that her story, and those of others who have come forward, will change the way USA Gymnastics addresses reports of sexual abuse.

In response to Raisman’s claims, USA Gymnastics said in a statement, “We are appalled by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused, and we are very sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career. In the past year, Aly has become an advocate for many issues, and sharing her personal experience of abuse takes great courage. We are committed to doing what is right, and we want to work with Aly and all interested athletes to keep athletes safe.” The organization has adopted a Safe Sport Policy meant to prevent similar instances of abuse, and Steve Penny resigned as president in March 2017. Kerry Perry, a former sports marketing executive, was appointed the new president and CEO beginning Dec. 1.

Those decisions are a start, says Raisman, but she wants to see other steps, including the creation of a separate body independent of USA Gymnastics that is responsible for handling reports of sexual abuse. “One day when I have a daughter I want to put her in gymnastics,” she says. “I want to make the sport fun, and make it safe. I love the sport, but winning doesn’t make the abuse OK.”


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Grailed Opens New Market for Classic MenswearGrailed has been a…

Grailed Opens New Market for Classic Menswear

Grailed has been a great new marketplace for menswear enthusiasts. While we’re longtime fans of eBay, it can be hard to find stuff there without using pre-designed search filters (which is why we have our eBay roundups, to help readers find the good stuff). There’s also a bit of trading still happening on the buying-and-selling sections of menswear forums, but they can be hard to navigate – sort of like trying to find a cool jacket on Craigslist. 

The great thing about Grailed is that it’s a user-driven community of menswear enthusiasts, with a sizable team on the backend to help sort listings between the site’s mainpage, Core, and Hype subsections (the last two being for basics and hyped streetwear, respectively). The site’s unique interface also makes it easy to serendipitously find things you may not have known about as you’re scrolling through the site. All in all, the site just makes it easier to find find great things for your wardrobe. 

Today, Grailed is launching their newest subsection, Sartorial, which is for tailored clothing and classic menswear. Brands such as Alden and Crockett & Jones have always thrived on the site, but the marketplace has been generally geared towards the casual side of the spectrum – more niche designer jackets from Japan, rather than something you can wear to a conservative office. Grailed’s new Sartorial subsection is looking to change that by consolidating all the tailored and classic menswear into one place. And they’ll be supporting it with editorial content on their blog (the first photo above is a preview of their story on Cucinelli, which is scheduled to go up tomorrow). 

Note, as with any of these sites, you’ll want to smartly employ the search filters in order to drill down on things that’ll work for you. Grailed also allows you to save your searches so you don’t have to click through all the options the next time you visit. You can see the Sartorial subsection here.

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FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Opens Tonight Off-Broadway

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment present FRIENDS The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210 The Musical. The show is running at St. Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street – between 8th amp 9th Avenues for a limited engagement through December 31, 2017. Opening Night is set for tonight, November 2, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below
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Wendy Williams Opens Up on Her Fainting Spell: ‘It Was Really Scary’ [Video]

Wendy Williams had no choice but to address her fainting spell when she returned to ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ on Wednesday.

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“First of all. I was trending all day. Fabulous!” Williams, 53, said to thunderous applause. “A lot of people thought it was a joke. Me fainting on my set. You know I don’t want to fall. I’m a tall woman and it’s a long way down. I’m also a woman of a particular age and I’m not trying to break anything. I don’t stunts and jokes for you.”

As Williams detailed, the snafu happened 48 minutes into the show. She was wearing a Statue of Liberty costume and was being prepped by producers for the last segment of “The Wendy Williams Show.”

“I felt it as she was talking to me,” she added. “And all I could hear is ‘blah, blah, blah.’ And all I’m thinking is, ‘Wendy oh my gosh… I’m like alright Wendy. At least you’re wearing flats. I’m holding on to this [podium] and there’s only 12 more minutes of the show. You can do it girl!’”

She described being overtaken by a “hot” and “dizzy” feeling, adding, “The costume got hot. Right before passing out I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire.”

She continued, with tears in her eyes, “It was scary. Scary! It was really scary. All of I could think of though in the middle of scare, ‘Don’t pull the podium over on you because that’ll make for worse.’”

Williams also addressed online commenters who suggested she suffered a stroke or heart attack. “No, I had neither,” she said.

EMTs soon arrived backstage where she was evaluated. “The paramedics are in my office and they hooked me up to every EKG situation,” she said. “I was low on hydrogen — you know the water. Not just any water, electrolytes.” Her blood pressure and heart rate checked out fine, nor does she suffer any bumps, bruises or aches from her fall.

After being hydrated, Williams left for Jersey, but not before stopping off to greet more than 200 fans and paparazzi waiting to catch a glimpse.

“This is never going to happen again,” she vowed.

We hope not. Watch Wendy speak on it below.

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North Shore Music Theatre’s Starry 42ND STREET Opens Tonight

The glamour, spectacle and fashion of 1930s Broadway comes to Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre NSMT as a chorus girl from a small town aspires to find love and success on the Great White Way in the Tony Award-winning 42ND STREET, tapping across the NSMT main stage from tonight, October 31, to November 12, 2017.
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Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art opens in Berlin

We loved catching up with some of our favourite artists at the opening of Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin last week.

The vibrant city has long been a mecca for street art and creative projects. Urban Nation, led by Yasha Young, invited 150 of street art’s leading lights to create work for the inaugural show and transformed the museum’s surrounding walls and outdoor spaces. Set in lively Schöneberg, the museum itself is ultra modern and spacious, designed in collaboration with GRAFT architects. Murals, installations and paste-ups by graffiti artists from all over the world can be seen everywhere you look outside the museum from the likes of Anthony Lister, Marina Zumi, Herakut, Ron English, Blek le Rat and Sandra Chevrier. Artists from all over the world transformed the area into a live exhibition.

“Urban contemporary art is the logical next step to follow what is happening on the street. This house can be an archive that tells the story [of street art] for the first time, from the beginning until now.” Yasha Young, Director of Urban Nation Berlin.

Inside the museum, the only one of its kind in the world, there are works from street art greats from all over the world and a library dedicated to street art photography legend Martha Cooper.

Here are five of our favourite artists featured in Urban Nation’s museum.

Blek Le Rat

Blek le Rat is a Pioneering French graffiti artist, one of the Godfather’s of the European street art movement. Using stencils instead of stylised lettering for graffiti, Blek le Rat was one of the first true street artists. During Blek’s career, his art prints have become more and more political, focusing on the homeless, the environment, and other social causes. Blek le Rat has inspired hundreds of artists around the world – including the infamous ‘Banksy’. Despite the enormous role he has played in street art, Blek le Rat has kept a low profile through most of his career to avoid public harassment. He just substituted his surname ‘Roc’ with ‘Rat’ because rats symbolise a lot for him “they create fear, they are synonymous with invasion and they are the

Stencil outside the Urban Nation museum

Ben Eine

Originally a writer, influential artist Ben Eine is now one of London’s most prolific artists, specialising in typographical art. The archetype of contemporary UK street-art, Eine’s ‘21st Century City’ was famously gifted to Barack Obama by David Cameron in 2010, and can be seen daily on his canvas of choice: the walls and shutters of shops around London. ‘Alphabet Street’, his most iconic work to date, is an unbounded mural, filling the concrete spaces of Middlesex Street, London, with his characteristically colourful lettering.

Installation inside the museum

Ron English

You can’t miss Ron English: one of the most prolific and distinctive artists working today, English is best known for combining expert craftsmanship with a cynical, humorous critique of American culture, his work includes art prints, billboards, and sculptures. English coined the term ‘POPaganda’ to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superheroes and comic strips, to art-historical iconography. English has imagined a vast (and still growing) roster of characters, including MC Supersized, his obese fast-food mascot, featured in the documentary ‘Supersize Me’ (2004), and Abraham Obama, a fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents.

Temper Tot mural, Berlin

Eelus

Balancing the opposing forces of the humorous and macabre, vivid color and stark monochrome, Eelus’ work brings the beautiful and sometimes caustic realities of the world together.
It all started when he was a kid, drawing posters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to sell in the schoolyard so he could buy chocolate. Some years later, he’d sold enough posters and art prints to leave his day job behind, turning a lifelong hobby into a full-time profession.
Since then, he’s exhibited his art works worldwide alongside some of the biggest names in the urban art scene, with the majority of his releases selling out incredibly fast.

Handidan

The art of Dutch artist Handiedan involves a complex cut and paste mixture of computer montage and highly detailed sculptural hand cut collages, complimented by conscientiously collected antique ornamental frames. Build out of multiple classic pin-up body parts, the female form stands out over a backdrop of baroque and Victorian Neo-Classicism designs.

The artist often uses international currencies and stamps, antique sheet music ornaments, playing cards, cigar bands, Asian papers with personal items and drawings. Intricate and meticulously crafted, the collages represent the gradual accumulation of both the layers in her work and her work process self.

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Bachelor in Paradise’s Dean Unglert Opens Up About Ex Kristina Schulman: ‘We’re Working on Things’

Millions of viewers saw Dean Unglert break Kristina Schulman’s heart on this summer’s Bachelor in Paradise — but the former couple may be giving it another shot.

“We’re working on things to see if there is a future there,” Unglert, 26, tells PEOPLE. “It’s a matter of rebuilding trust and seeing if there is a mutual attraction, physically and emotionally.”

Unglert and Schulman began seriously dating on Paradise, but he became distracted once Danielle Lombard arrived on the beach. A love triangle ensued; ultimately no one ended up finding lasting love.

Now, Unglert, who hosts a podcast, I Suck At Dating, on the iHeartRadio app, says he’s learning more about himself every day — and is hopeful about a potential reconciliation with his summer fling.

“Kristina is an incredible girl,” he says. “She’s bright, she’s beautiful and she has a lot to offer anyone. Whoever ends up with her is lucky and if I’m that guy, I would be incredibly lucky.”

As far as returning to the franchise — Bachelor 2019 anyone? —Unglert says he’d consider it.

“If I was at a point in my life where it made sense for me and I was financially and emotionally in the right spot, I would think about being the Bachelor,” says Unglert. “I think I have a long way to go before I’m ready, but at the end of the day everyone wants to find love.”


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Baseball is Hot! World Series Opens in L.A. Amid Record Temperatures

(LOS ANGELES) — The fastballs aren’t the only things hitting triple digits at the World Series.

This Fall Classic is going to feel like summer.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will meet on what’s expected to be a 100-degree Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, beginning possibly the warmest World Series ever.

An October heat wave slugged Southern California on Monday, with the temperature reaching 104 degrees shortly after lunchtime in Chavez Ravine. It was still blazing when the Dodgers and Astros showed up at Dodger Stadium for brief late-afternoon workouts that stretched into the early evening.

The heat isn’t likely to bother the players much: Both of these warm-weather teams are used to sweating it out all summer long.

“Love it,” said Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, a Southern California native and the co-MVP of the NL Championship Series. “I’d rather be playing in the heat than in the snow, so it’s great.”

Still, the players didn’t take the field Monday until the sun was partly blocked by the left field grandstands, and they took batting practice after sunset — when it was still a toasty 94 degrees. Similar heat is expected Tuesday.

“This weather is always beautiful,” said Dallas Keuchel, the Astros’ Game 1 starter. “It’s that dry heat, so it’s going to be hotter than normal to play. At the same time, I like to sweat. I like to get that perspiration and make sure I have a firm grip on the ball. It’s the World Series, so if it’s a little bit hotter than usual, that’s fine with me. There’s no place I’d rather be.”

Game 1 has a chance to be the warmest World Series game on record. Back in 2001, the temperature was around 94 degrees in Phoenix for the Oct. 27 World Series opener between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees. The Chase Field roof was left open, and the temperature had dropped to 76 degrees by game time.

Some forecasts expect Los Angeles to be hotter than 94 degrees for the first pitch at 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday — and there’s no roof on Dodger Stadium.

“Never would I have expected that at the end of October, going into November,” Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor said. “That’s LA for you, though.”

The Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time since 1988, and the temperature feels just fine to the boys in blue.

“Everything is hot in LA!” Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said with a grin. “The Dodgers are hot. Everybody is excited. It’s been a while since Kirk Gibson. Of course it’s hot today.”

The Astros are also used to a little bit of heat — and in East Texas, they’ve got humidity that can wear out most Californians.

“It’ll be hot, but I don’t think anybody is going to be thinking about the weather too much,” Houston right-hander Will Harris said. “I’m pretty sure our training staff will be on us with making sure we’re hydrated, and they may have some cold rags in the dugout.”

The 56,000 Dodgers fans will be more vulnerable to the elements when they crowd into their venerable stadium to witness the end of their team’s 29-year World Series drought. Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson offered advice to fans and teammates alike.

“Hydration is going to be key, and trying to cool off is going to be key,” Granderson said. “But I think if you would poll everybody, everybody would definitely like it to be a little bit warmer than they would be cold.”

The World Series hasn’t visited the three open-air ballparks in the southern half of California since 2002, when the then-Anaheim Angels won it all.

The sun is scheduled to set about one hour after the first pitch in each of the first two games, so the heat will drop after that. But the temperatures could even knock out the marine layer — the thick air mass caused by cooling temperatures near the Pacific Ocean and often blamed for fly balls falling short of the fence from San Diego to Oakland.

“I think it’s going to benefit the hitters,” Dodgers utilityman Kike Hernandez said. “The hotter it is here, the better the ball carries.”

The Astros are familiar with a whole different level of heat combined with humidity during their long, hot summers in Houston, but the roof is usually closed at Minute Maid Park, where the air-conditioned temperature is always around 73 balmy degrees. The weekend forecast in Houston calls for temperatures perhaps topping 80 degrees.

Yet there’s no denying some players will be slightly more comfortable in the heat than others: Turner and Keuchel are among several regulars on each team who sport thick, lustrous beards.

So would a heat wave be enough to send Keuchel looking for relief in a barbershop?

“If it’s hot enough for four wins, I’ll shave it for sure,” Keuchel said with a laugh.


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Upcoming WSL Big Wave Tour Northern Hemisphere Season Officially Opens

LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Sunday, October 15, 2017) – The Northern Hemisphere portion of the World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) officially opens today and will run through February 28, 2018. The world’s best big wave surfers will now prepare to take on three of the most challenging big wave breaks on the planet — Nazaré in Portugal, Pe’ahi in Hawaii, and Mavericks in California.

Starting today, the highly-anticipated winter season of the Big Wave Tour will have the opportunity to run the Nazaré Challenge in Portugal and Pe’ahi Challenge in Maui, Hawaii. The start date for the competition window for the Mavericks event — along with a traditional opening ceremony — will be set shortly following the coordination with the array of governmental agencies involved with the production of the event. The WSL’s acquisition of the permit for the contest was finalized last week and preparations for the first Mavericks Challenge are now moving forward as swiftly as possible.

“We are excited to get the Big Wave Tour back underway with the winter season,” said Mike Parsons, WSL BWT Commissioner. “We have the window for Nazaré and Pe’ahi opening today and are working diligently with all agencies to finalize details for Mavericks. We appreciate the ongoing support from the local community, and we anticipate a great season and epic conditions for the world’s best big wave surfers.”

The Northern Hemisphere season will welcome back the Women’s Pe’ahi Challenge for its second year. A decorated lineup of the leading big wave surfers has been invited to compete at the famed break in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii. Last year’s inaugural event saw Paige Alms (HAW)claim the historic victory. This year’s event will feature six women battling in a one-off Final for the prestigious win.

The world’s best female big wave surfers will also have the opportunity to compete at Mavericks this upcoming season. The WSL Commissioner’s Office will work with a committee made up of Mavericks surfing icons to select six of the best female big wave surfers. The committee will consider performance results from the 2016 WSL Big Wave Awards, experience surfing at Mavericks, and overall big wave experience at all big wave locations around the world.

The men’s division for the Northern Hemisphere events will consist of a 24-man field, comprised of the Top 10 finishers of the 2016/2017 BWT season, 6 event wildcards, 3 BWT wildcards, 1 injury wildcard, and the Top 4 Surfline Overall Performance of the Year Award recipients. The 6 event wildcards for the Mavericks Challenge will be selected by a committee made up of Mavericks legends and experts.

Earlier this year, the 2017/2018 Big Wave Tour completed its first event of the season, the Puerto Escondido Challenge in Mexico, where Kai Lenny (HAW) claimed an exciting victory. Lenny leads the men’s BWT rankings with Jamie Mitchell (AUS) in second place, Tom Lowe (GBR) in third and Billy Kemper (HAW) in fourth. Mitchell, the 2016 and inaugural Nazaré Challenge winner, will look to defend his event title in Portugal. Kemper has dominated the Pe’ahi Challenge since its introduction to the WSL Big Wave Tour and will look for his third-consecutive win at Jaws.

WSL Big Wave Tour officials will monitor swell producing storms for the next four-and-a-half months and watch for the conditions that will produce waves in the 30-to-60-foot range. Once the call is made, competitors will have 72 hours notice to be ready to compete.

2017/18 BWT Men’s Nazaré Challenge:
Invitees: 
Grant Baker, Pedro Calado, Greg Long, Jamie Mitchell, Billy Kemper, Nic Lamb, Will Skudin, João De Macedo, Cristian Merello, Kai Lenny, Makuakai Rothman, Lucas Chianca, Francisco Porcella, Trevor Sven Carlson, Tom Lowe, Garrett McNamara, Alex Botelho, Tom Butler, Andrew Cotton, Antonio Silva, Hugo Vau, Nic Von Rupp
Event Alternates: Kealii Mamala, Natxo Gonzalez
Performer of the Year Alternates: Peter Mel, Nathan Florence, Jojo Roper

2017/18 BWT Men’s Pe’ahi Challenge:
Invitees:
Grant Baker, Pedro Calado, Greg Long, Jamie Mitchell, Billy Kemper, Nic Lamb, Will Skudin, João De Macedo, Cristian Merello, Kai Lenny, Makuakai Rothman, Lucas Chianca, Francisco Porcella, Trevor Sven Carlson, Tom Lowe, Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh, Albee Layer, Mark Healey, Aaron Gold, Tyler Larronde
Event Alternates: Shaun Walsh, Danilo Couto, Torrey Meister
Performer of the Year Alternates:  Peter Mel, Nathan Florence, Alex Botelho

2017/18 BWT Women’s Pe’ahi Challenge:
Invitees: 
Paige Alms, Justine Dupont, Andrea Moeller, Keala Kennelly, Felicity Palmateer, Bianca Valenti
Alternates: Emily Erickson, Nicole Pacelli, Laura Enever

For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com.

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Emma Stone opens up about her struggle with anxiety and panic attacks

‘I’m bigger than my anxiety.’

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Ten years ago, you’d be hard pressed to find a celebrity who was willing to talk as candidly about their mental health as many stars do today. In the last year alone, we’ve seen Britney Spears open up about her personal struggles, Prince William and Lady Gaga team up to talk about the importance of discussing mental health, and Prince Harry reveal he has suffered from panic attacks.

With over a third of British employees admitting to dealing with anxiety and depression at work, it’s more important than ever that people with a public platform are talking about mental health to continue to fight the stigma surrounding it.

Oscar award winning actress, Emma Stone, is the latest celebrity to discuss her own life-long struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. The 28-year-old actress appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she discussed how she dealt with her mental health as a child.

Showing the talk show host a drawing she had created during a therapy session at the age of 9, Emma said: ‘This is me, I guess. It’s really great artistry with my shoes and then this is anxiety here.

‘It’s a little green monster that looks a little bit like, as someone backstage said, a uterus with some ovaries.’

The picture shows Emma next to a tiny monster, captioned: ‘I’m bigger than my anxiety.’

The La La Land star also revealed that she had ‘immobilising’ panic attacks as young as 7 years old.

‘I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks,’ she revealed. ‘I benefitted in a big way from therapy. [And acting] helped me so much, improv helped me so much. I still have anxiety to this day, but not panic attacks.’

It’s not the first time she has openly discussed her anxiety and panic attacks, telling Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year: ‘When I was about seven, I was convinced the house was burning down. I could sense it. Not a hallucination, just a tightening in my chest, feeling I couldn’t breathe, like the world was going to end.

‘There were some flare-ups like that, but my anxiety was constant. I would ask my mum a hundred times how the day was gonna lay out … I wrote this book called I Am Bigger Than My Anxiety that I still have: I drew a little green monster on my shoulder that speaks to me in my ear and tells me all these things that aren’t true.

‘And every time I listen to it, it grows bigger. If I listen to it enough, it crushes me. But if I turn my head and keep doing what I’m doing — let it speak to me, but don’t give it the credit it needs — then it shrinks down and fades away.’

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Eva Longoria Opens Up About Her Special Needs Sister’s Breast Cancer: ‘She Had a Hard Enough Life as It Is’

On Friday, Eva Longoria opened up about her special needs sister Liza’s frightening breast cancer diagnosis.

“It was a couple years ago,” Longoria told PEOPLE at the Kiss This 4MBC launch event in New York City.  “I never said anything because it was a private thing. It was my special needs sister too so she had a hard enough life as it is.”

“She got it early, stage 1, mammogram. We were lucky,” Longoria continued. “But one in three women who get breast cancer get metastatic , where it spreads throughout the body.”

When asked why she had decided to start talking about her sister’s history with cancer now, Longoria replied, “I haven’t spoken about my sister on purpose and then when this campaign came up I felt like, you know what, I’m literate on the breast cancer subject and I didn’t even know about metastatic breast cancer.”

“So I thought, how many people don’t know about this? And if I have a platform that can help women learn about this, if I have a platform that can help raise funds to find a cure for it, that’s even better,” Longoria added.

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“It’s definitely important because it’s the least fielded, terminal cancer,” Longoria continued. “We’ve had so many advances in preventative and early stage and that’s great because there’s nothing better than stage zero. But these women are stage four and they usually have a 2 year life expectancy. And there is no cure so these are the women in most need.”

When asked about what advice she had for women who wanted more info about metastatic breast cancer, Longoria said to put themselves first for once.

“Women are horrible at putting themselves first,” Longoria said. “And the thing that suffers is your health.”

“So I would encourage every woman that comes here to be their own advocate,” she added. “because you gotta insist on that test or insist on that sonogram — insist on that extra step. And don’t take no for an answer when it comes to your own health. That’s a general life thing, not just health. It’s the airplane thing, put your own mask on before helping others.”

Longoria has previously called her sister Liza “her hero.”

“She was my hero growing up,” Longoria told Parade in 2007. “It was a blessing to watch her overcome every obstacle – tying her shoes, putting on a shirt, getting out the front door. And yet she still had a job and would come home on the bus by herself and help with dinner. You could only imagine the hurdles she encountered every minute of the day.”

She even said her sister helped her career in some ways. “Liza was a role model to get me ready for life in Hollywood,” Longoria continued. “You don’t take health for granted. You don’t take life for granted. It seems so insignificant to go, ‘Darn it, I didn’t get that movie role,’ or, ‘Darn it, so-and-so is wearing the same dress as me to the Emmys.’ ”

Eva Longoria has teamed up with Novartis and the Kiss This 4MBC campaign. For every boomerang and selfie posted with #kissthis4mbc Novartis will donate $ 10 to metastatic breast cancer research. More information can be found at kissthis4mbc.com.


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Maria Sharapova Opens Up About Serena Williams Rivalry in New Book

The head-to-head rivalry between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams is fairly one-sided — Williams has won 19-of-21 overall matchups. But an autobiography by Sharapova released today might add some steam to a rivalry that's almost always been in Williams' favor.

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Kaiser Permanente Opens New State-Of-The Art Medical Offices in Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw

LOS ANGELES — Born and raised in Crenshaw, Erique Emel, MD, physician-in-charge of Kaiser Permanente’s new state-of-the-art Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Office Building, understands the health care needs of this community. “It’s an exciting time of change and growth for this community, and with that, comes a greater need for more convenient access to high-quality health care,” Dr. Emel said.

Kaiser Permanente is addressing that need with a cutting-edge four-story, 100,000 square-foot medical office building on the corner of Marlton Avenue and Santa Rosalia Drive. It will open September 7, 2017. The facility will offer a full-range of primary care and specialty care services and 60 clinical providers, who will treat more than 50,000 Kaiser Permanente members in this neighborhood.

“We are very excited to invest in the health and well-being of this community and bring world-class health care and other health amenities to our members in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw neighborhood,” said Georgina Garcia, senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center.

Equipped with the most innovative and advanced health care technology and green design elements (it will be a LEED Gold certified building), this facility is a leading example of Kaiser Permanente’s new wave of “next generation” medical buildings, designed to enhance the patient’s care experience.

Interior new Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Office Building.

Additionally, local artists’ work – about 120 original pieces – are featured on each floor of the building, and reflect the rich character and spirit of this community.

“It is a stunning facility inside and out that showcases the outstanding artistic talent from this community,” says Armen Ross, president of the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce. “It is a wonderful addition to this community and we are so grateful for Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to improving the health of our residents.”

The design of the building also promotes interaction with the community. The outdoor landscape, which includes a 2.5-mile walking path, a large grassy area and outdoor exercise equipment, is for the entire community to enjoy. There’s also outdoor space that will offer health-related classes and activities to the community.

“Kaiser Permanente has truly been a community partner every step of the way, providing opportunities for individuals from this community to build this beautiful facility,” said Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson. “This building is an important symbol for this community, and demonstrates Kaiser Permanente’s dedication to improving people’s lives.”

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Kaiser Permanente Opens New La Habra Medical Offices

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Orange County opened its new medical offices in La Habra. The more than 28,000-square-foot, two-story medical office building will change the way health care is delivered to members in La Habra and the surrounding areas.

The new offices will offer Kaiser Permanente members a health care experience that looks and feels completely different from what they’ve experienced in the past. New features and technology include a variety of check-in options, wait-time calculators, mobile physician workstations (tablets and other devices), and an enhanced environment that includes telehealth capabilities and waiting areas that educate, entertain and reinforce Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive brand.

In short, Kaiser Permanente’s next generation medical offices redefine the member experience by creating a space that excels in clinical care without feeling sterile or uninviting.

“Our members and patients are at the center of everything we do,” said Mark Costa, senior vice president and area manager. “This new operating model represents a complete rethinking of the patient experience, from pre-arrival to the check-in process to the engagement of the waiting area to the way providers and care teams interact with members and one another.”

Kaiser Permanente’s La Habra Medical Offices feature 25 exam rooms and 16 physician offices. Primary and specialty care services will include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, mental health, laboratory, pharmacy, imaging and a nurse clinic. The campus also includes a community room and a Thrive walking path.

La Habra Medical Offices central patient area with comfortable seating and colorful artworkThe new medical offices feature a modern and open design. Its interiors were created to focus on the human experience for members, with views of nature and daylight throughout the building. Art work created by regional artists adorns the facility and includes a public sculpture entitled “Tierra Dulce,” by local artist Gerard Basil Stripling, which complements the contemporary architecture of the building.

“With our new La Habra Medical Offices, we’re truly advancing into the future of health care,” said Nancy Gin, MD, area medical director. “The life-integration approach expands access to health care beyond our traditional system and challenges us to utilize a variety of innovative options to continue delivering the highest quality care to each member.”

The Kaiser Permanente La Habra Medical Offices are located at 601 East Imperial Highway in La Habra, California. For more information, please visit our website at www.kp.org/lahabra. For information about Kaiser Permanente Orange County, visit www.kp.org/orangecounty and follow us on Twitter @KPOCThrive.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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New Moomin museum opens in Finland

Tove Jansson never took her family of fairytale characters too seriously, but they now have their own museum in Tampere, attracting Moomins fans from around the world

On the walls and in glowing display cases of a new museum in Finland, little blob-nosed creatures potter about their daily lives: gardening and cooking, going for walks or playing music; coming out of hibernation to greet the spring sun; and also tidying their houses as the leaves turn and the long Nordic winter nears. Moomins fans from all over the world are already making their way to Tampere in southern Finland to see the original artwork by author Tove Jansson and the fantastically detailed models of scenes from the books made by her life partner and fellow artist, Tuuliki Pietila. On the opening day, last month, 3,000 devotees visited, including a large Japanese contingent.

Jansson, who came from a Swedish-speaking Finnish family of artists and had been earning money as an illustrator from the age of 15, published the first book, The Moomins and The Great Flood, in 1945. A surprisingly dark fantasy about kind-hearted, simple creatures whose world was threatened with annihilation, written in the shadow of the second world war. Many books followed but they only became international bestsellers – and made her famous at home – in the 1950s, when she began a Moomins strip cartoon for the London Evening News.

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Mom farts in yoga class, giant hole opens in earth to swallow her

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Moms know all too well how pregnancy and childbirth can transform our bodies into something almost unrecognizable. Saggy skin, stretch marks, separated muscles and overall redistributed proportions are among the “prizes” of motherhood. Not to mention the leakiness, whether it’s breast milk, pee or gas.

So maybe that’s why one mom’s now-viral Facebook post is so darn relatable. Mum of two Laura Mazza detailed the hilariously embarrassing experience she had at her very first yoga class. Two words: Uncontrollable farting. Yes, really.

Mazza began her post by explaining she has muscle separation in her abdominal wall as a result of pregnancy. In an attempt to help strengthen her core, she signed up for a yoga class. She was feeling a little nervous going in as a rookie, but started gaining confidence after jumping into a few positions.

“We move into the downward facing dog… and that’s when I started to feel my guts,” Mazza wrote. “Now for the past few weeks I have had IBS Symptoms like something crazy. My farts stink like something mixed between a rotten egg and an incineration plant. And somewhere between the dolphin position and the three legged dog two of those burning garbage eggs slip out and I fart. I farted. I farted at yoga. I’m a walking cliche. My pelvic floor has failed me.”

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Thankfully — or so she thought — her quiet farts seemed to have gone undetected. That is, until she moved into a position where her head was between her legs and the stench punched her in the nose. Despite her embarrassment, Mazza managed to collect herself. (Everyone farts, after all. Right?) She sucked in her core and proceeded with the yoga positions.

“We then go down on this position where we stretch right out but our legs are like a frog on the floor. The teacher then came around and pushed everyone down lower… I thought oh good, gonna get a nice crack in my back again. I hold in my butthole nice and tight to make sure no farts escape again. She comes over… pushes my back down… And buuuuuuuuuurrppppfffffff The loudest trumpet comes out of my ass.”

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What followed was pure horror. And hilarity.

“I froze and thought oh my god. Oh my god. OH MY GOD. Sweet baby Jesus. What just happened. I’m dreaming. Surely. I’m in a nightmare,” Mazza wrote. “My face flushes red and I have tears in my eyes from the embarrassment. I got up, attempted to roll up my yoga mat but couldn’t do it, so I just kinda chucked it to the side.. and grabbed my shoes and socks and my bag all in my arms and basically bolted out the door. I turn around just as I’m closing the door And look up embarrassed to see everyone on their knees wide eyed staring at me in shock… (or in an awake coma from the smell.) And guru ashram yoga teacher looks at me, bows her head and joins her hands together and says ‘namaste’ And I think nah I’m a go, and I run out the door and now I’m sitting at McDonald’s eating a sundae crying and laughing. Sorry physio. I’m never ever ever EVER, doing yoga again. F(***) the muscle separation.”

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Now that I’ve finished changing my underwear after laughing so hard, I just want to say, I LOVE THIS MOM. And I can so relate. My body has done a lot of weird crap since incubating/delivering three kids: Involuntary farting and queefing, peeing during sneezing and laughing fits, random milk letdown. Honestly, I’d bet my first yoga experience would go down similarly — except I would be too embarrassed to share it with the world. However, I’m so thankful this gassy mama did decide to share her yoga fail with us.

Namaste.

What do you think of this mom’s story? What’s your most embarrassing experience involving an unintentional bodily function?

Images by Laura Mazza, iStock

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Bob Harper Opens Up About Surviving Heart Attack: It Was ‘the Scariest Day of My Life’

Bob Harper is speaking out after suffering a heart attack on Feb. 12 that left him unconscious for two days.

“I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster,” The Biggest Loser host, 41, tells TODAY. “I’ve had to work on my meditation and just really take care of myself in any and every way I can during this process. I try to stay positive.”

Harper was working out at a New York City gym when he collapsed and called the experience “the scariest day of my life.”

The trainer has been updating his fans on his recovery progress via social media. Harper has been sharing photos on Instagram of his heart-healthy Mediterranean-style meals, as well as sharing his return to working out.

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In early March, Harper shared his disbelief that he had actually experienced such a traumatic event, and thanked his fans for their ongoing support.

“I just keep saying to myself, WTF!!? How did I have a f—— heart attack!!!?!?” he wrote on Instagram following a doctor’s visit. “I really appreciate all the love and support that all of you have given me. Thank you so much.”

For more from Harper, tune in Tuesday to Savannah Guthrie’s exclusive live, in-studio interview with the trainer on NBC’s TODAY.


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Jonathan Scott Of ‘Property Brothers’ Opens Up About His First Marriage

“Property Brothers” star Jonathan Scott is opening up about his first marriage.

In People magazine’s April cover story (featuring his twin Drew as well, whom he stars on several HGTV shows with), the 38-year-old dished on his first marriage to an airline crew scheduler named Kelsey. The marriage, which took place in 2007, ended two years later because the two were young and rushed things, according to Scott.

“She wanted to get married on 07/07/07,” Scott said. “So it wasn’t something that naturally happened. 

Though the marriage ended, the “Property Brothers” star said he gained lot from the experience.

“I think that one of the biggest things I learned is that you can have two good people who are just not good for each other,” he said. “I’m glad that we found that out early. You know, we didn’t have kids or anything. And it really helped me understand what I wanted in a relationship.” 

These days, Scott told People he’s dating 28-year-old Jacinta Kuznetsov, a producer for his company Scott Brothers’ Entertainment.

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Jonathan’s twin Drew is also off the market. The “Property Brothers” star proposed to his fiancee, Linda Phan, in December 2016 after more than five years of dating

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Kesha is shedding light on her own mental health in order to comfort others who may be having the same experiences.

The singer recently opened up to Billboard magazine about dealing with psychological health conditions in the public eye. The conversation comes after a long legal entanglement with her former producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, who she says committed sexual assault during their time working together. 

“I’ve battled a lot of things, including anxiety and depression,” Kesha told the publication. “Finding the strength to come forward about those things is not easy. But maybe, by telling my story, I can help someone else going through tough times.”

She also told Billboard that she’s working on new music that will “showcase my vulnerabilities as a strength and not as a weakness.”

Kesha’s candid attitude is necessary in a culture where stigma often puts people with mental illness in the shadows. Approximately one in five American adults will experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Yet many don’t seek proper medical treatment for fear of being judged or shamed. Celebrities can help remedy that through large-scale advocacy.

The singer has previously discussed her experience with disordered eating and other mental health issues. She said that it was only when she opened up to a therapist and got medical treatment was she able to begin to manage her condition.

“I realized being healthy is the most important thing I can do for myself,” Kesha told Vogue last year.

Couldn’t have said it any better.

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Musician, producer, designer and recent deserter of a big red The Voice chair, Pharrell Williams, 43, is inarguably one of the most talented multi-hyphenates working. But when he chats with Architectural Digest, he reveals even a few more interests and talents: art and furniture collector, architecture buff and interiors junkie.

“I just picked up some Prouvè auditorium seats. I’m also looking at this Marc Newson bed and this TATI couch that my friends Domeau & Pérès make,” he tells AD of his recent high-end favorites, which will no doubt end up in one of his three stylish homes.

“Each has a different vibe and purpose,” he says of the properties. “The penthouse in Miami wasn’t a convenient set-up to raise a family. It fit the needs of a younger me.” Pharrell has a son, Rocket, with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, and the couple are expecting their second child.

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“The house in L.A. gives us more space, but I miss the ocean,” he says. His third residence is located in his home town of Virginia Beach. “Nothing beats looking out the window and seeing turquoise ocean water. My house in Virginia Beach is right on the water.”

Pharrell has also just completed another ambitious design project: creating a flagship store for his brand Billionaire Boys Club in downtown Manhattan. He teamed up with New York architecture firm, Snarkitecture, to conceptualize the space. “The store is very simple. We wanted to give the product room to shine, so Snarkitecture basically whitewashed everything. We carry some colorful stuff so really pop in the space once they get placed on the fixtures.” 

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He applies this thoughtfulness to everything he has a hand in, including his impressive art collection: “I don’t buy anything that’s not meaningful. You have to surround yourself with things that have a purpose and a clear function. Maybe our large Murakami Flower Ball—it usually makes people smile when they see it.

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Joan Lunden Opens Up About Her ‘Emotional Breakdown’ After Cancer Treatment

It’s been one year since veteran TV host Joan Lunden heard the words that completely changed her life: “You have cancer.” Since then, she’s appeared in all her beautiful, bald glory on the cover of People magazine, tested negative for any remaining cancer and launched ALIVE, an online TV network where women openly discuss their own battles with the disease.

But the picture isn’t completely rosy. On Wednesday, Lunden spoke with HuffPost Live’s Nancy Redd and fellow breast cancer survivor Anne Marie Giannino-Otis about the often-underestimated challenges of recovery after cancer treatment.

“There are all these things that nobody tells you about. Everybody is focused on losing your hair. Okay, that happens, but your hair actually grows back. … [But] there are a lot of other things that live on after, and certainly one of the biggest ones is the fear of recurrence,” Lunden said.

When Giannino-Otis noted that many women see their treatment as a “security blanket” and often confront new fear when it’s over, Lunden admitted that the most challenging part of her cancer battle has been the time since she ended treatment.

“I can tell you that I had a total emotional breakdown, and to me, the time since the treatment has been far harder,” Lunden said. “There’s a separation anxiety element to [ending treatment], but mainly it’s just … kind of like, ‘Okay, go now, and have a nice life and hope it’s all okay.’ And it’s really hard after that. I mean, I will tell you the most emotionally difficult time for me has been since my last day of treatment.”

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