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Wendy Williams to Take Hiatus After Graves’ Disease Diagnosis

Wendy Williams to Take Hiatus After Graves’ Disease Diagnosis
Wendy Williams is taking a step back from her show following a recent diagnosis of Graves’ disease.

The daytime host announced on Wednesday’s “The Wendy Williams Show” that in addition to her hyperthyroidism, which she had been aware of, she also has Graves’, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. As a result, she will take three weeks off from her show to focus on her health.

“My doctor has prescribed … are you ready? As of today, three weeks of vacation,” Williams told the audience during the show. “What? Who are you? I was pissed.”

Last week, she canceled several shows due to flu-like symptoms, which she posted about on social media, before going to the doctor this week.

Despite the medical advice, Williams said she would “be back in two [weeks]. I’m not an heiress. Who is going to pay my bills? Are you serious? I’m just saying, I come from
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Christian Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99

Christian Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99
Christian evangelist and ordained minister Billy Graham, who is widely regarded as the most influential preacher of the 20th century, died, Wednesday, at his mountaintop home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99.

Graham’s spokesman Mark DeMoss confirmed the news on his public relations firm’s website, writing that “Graham died today at 7:46 a.m. Et.”

He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments.

Graham spent six decades preaching on television and radio — principally on the Billy Graham Crusades, which he began in 1947. He has said to have reached more than 200 million people throughout
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Natalie Portman on Millie Bobby Brown Being Her Lookalike: She's Her 'Own Magical Person'

Natalie Portman on Millie Bobby Brown Being Her Lookalike: She's Her 'Own Magical Person'
Ever since a Twitter user placed a photo of Natalie Portman next to one of Millie Bobby Brown, fans haven’t been able to shake it: the Stranger Things star looks like a Portman clone!

The Annihilation star only fueled the comparisons further while portraying Brown’s beloved character, Eleven, during a recent skit on Saturday Night Live.

Despite the obvious similarities – both have shaved their heads for roles, started in the acting business at a young age and are queens of the sci-fi genre, for starters – Portman doesn’t want anyone living in her shadow.

“I met Millie at
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She's Feeling 22! Sophie Turner Celebrates Birthday with Song By Fiancé Joe Jonas' Ex Taylor Swift

She's Feeling 22! Sophie Turner Celebrates Birthday with Song By Fiancé Joe Jonas' Ex Taylor Swift
Happy 22nd birthday, Sophie Turner!

The Game of Thrones star celebrated her big day on Instagram Story Wednesday by rocking out to the hit 2012 single “22” — the song written and performed by Taylor Swift, who dated Turner’s fiancé Joe Jonas in 2008.

“I don’t know about you but I’m feeling 22,” the actress said while lip-synching the country-turned-pop star’s lyrics.

Turner also had a dance session with Jay Sean’s 2009 hit “Down.”

Soon-to-be brother-in-law Nick Jonas gave a sweet shout-out to Turner also on Instagram Story Wednesday with a Jonas family photo from the couple’s engagement party in November.
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Aaron Carter Reveals How He Overcame His Demons in Treatment: ‘I Definitely Hit a Rock Bottom’

Aaron Carter Reveals How He Overcame His Demons in Treatment: ‘I Definitely Hit a Rock Bottom’
Aaron Carter is the first to admit his life has been a bit of a roller coaster over the last few years.

Months after his father died suddenly from a heart attack in May, the singer and former child star, 30, split from his photographer girlfriend Madison Parker, was arrested for a DUI and marijuana possession and faced vicious bullying online for his skeletal frame.

“I definitely felt like I hit a rock bottom personally and emotionally,” Carter tells People exclusively. “I started getting really stressed out about things like my relationship or the expectations people had for me, and then I just stopped eating.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle In Anthrax Terror Scare

A letter containing white powder was sent to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace causing fears of an anthrax attack, reports the Evening Standard. The envelope sent on February 12 was specifically addressed to the couple, but was intercepted by Palace security before it reached them. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism
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Oprah Responds To Donald Trump’s Tweet, Addresses Rumours Of Presidential Campaign On ‘Ellen’

Oprah Winfrey dropped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday to talk about her new movie “A Wrinkle In Time” and also took the opportunity to respond to Donald Trump’s tweet. “I woke up and I just thought… (shrugs),” Oprah told Ellen regarding her initial reaction to the tweet. “I don’t like giving negativity power,
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Trey Songz Accused of Physically Assaulting a Woman During NBA All-Star Weekend

Trey Songz Accused of Physically Assaulting a Woman During NBA All-Star Weekend
R&B singer Trey Songz has been accused of hitting a woman in the face during NBA All-Star weekend. According to TMZ, the 33-year-old star allegedly grew upset after an unidentified woman began talking to a male attendee at a party in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday night, prompting the alleged assault. Sources told the outlet that following the argument, the woman then left the party to seek medical attention for minor injuries before filing a report with police.  E! News can confirm that the Los Angeles Police Department has received a report naming Songz as a suspect. However, they could not confirm the details of the report. This is unfortunately not the first time that...
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‘Celebrity Big Brother’: Omarosa Shares ‘Most Surreal Moment’ From Flying On Air Force One

Omarosa Manigault is sharing more insights from her experiences in the White House. The reality star and former political aide for U.S. President Donald Trump reflected on what it was like to fly on Air Force One while sitting down with her fellow “Celebrity Big Brother” castmates Ross Mathews, Marissa Jaret Winokur and James Maslow
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Tekashi69 Airport Brawl Triggered by Rapper Disrespecting Women

  • TMZ
Acie -- who's in a rap group out of Texas called Aqualeo -- says he and his partner, Priceless, were dropping some girls off at Lax when Tekashi's crew started hitting on the chicks. Acie says he and Priceless told the guys to stop, they wouldn't, so things exploded. Acie says he always thought there would be a time when he would do a little street justice, and seems more than happy 6ix9ine and
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Trump, Putin and Kim Jong-un Human Rights Ads by Amnesty International Banned from D.C.

  • TMZ
Three super provocative ads featuring President Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un won't see the light of day -- at least not in our nation's capital ... TMZ has learned. Amnesty International USA wanted to place the ads in metro stations in the D.C. area. The org tried making the deal on February 12, but it got nixed 4 days later.  The point of the ad campaign ... "a message of protecting human rights around the world" that
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Chevy Chase Says He Was Attacked in Road Rage Incident

  • TMZ
Chevy Chase tracked down a truck he says cut him off, but when he tried to confront the driver he ended up getting booted to the ground ... according to a police report. Chevy claims he was traveling over NY's Tappan Zee Bridge on February 9 when a black pickup cut him off. He told cops he though the truck hit his car, so he flashed his high beams and followed it until the driver pulled over.
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Prince's Heirs Worried Estate's Burning Cash Will Leave Them With Nothing

  • TMZ
Prince's estate is spending a ton of cash -- at times more than $600k Per Month -- and dropping that kinda loot has the singer's heirs worried they'll be left with nothing when it's their turn to collect. Sources close to Prince's heirs tell TMZ ... they're dumbfounded at how much money it costs to manage the late singer's estate. We're told at the current burn rate, heirs feel there's gonna be close to nothing when
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Dana White: Yes, I'm Stripping Conor's Belt, No Deal with Floyd Yet

  • TMZ
It's official ... Dana White tells TMZ Sports he's definitely stripping Conor McGregor's lightweight title, so Khabib and Tony Ferguson can fight for the "real" belt. So, what does that mean for a possible Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor rematch?  Don't worry ... we talked about that, too.  "The only way a rematch makes sense in that fight is in the Ufc," White says. He also confirms the two sides are talking.  White says he doesn't
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U.S. Women's Hockey Team Wins First Olympic Gold Since '98 After Besting Canadian Rivals in Shootout

Emerging triumphant from a down-to-the-wire victory Thursday afternoon in the Winter Olympic tournament final, against their longtime Canadian rivals, the U.S. women’s hockey team fielded questions from the press while looking basically as exhilarated and joyful as could be expected from such a win.

Occasionally while one of them was giving an answer, a big smile would break across their face.

“I hope women’s hockey grows, I hope it explodes in the next few years,” Team USA hockey forward Hilary Knight told reporters. “That’s obviously one of our goals when we’re off the ice is
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Oprah Reacts to Trump’s Tweet After President Called Her 'Insecure': 'I Just Thought, What?'

Oprah Reacts to Trump’s Tweet After President Called Her 'Insecure': 'I Just Thought, What?'
Oprah Winfrey has revealed how she felt about Donald Trump‘s tweet criticizing her 60 Minutes segment on his presidency, even calling her “very insecure.”

During a chat with Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show, airing Thursday, the A Wrinkle in Time star, 64, said her initial reaction to the tweet was confusion.

“I woke up and I just thought,” Winfrey says as she raises her hands in the air and shrugs. “I don’t like giving negativity power, so I just thought, ‘What?'”

On Sunday, 60 Minutes aired Winfrey’s segment that featured a diverse group of voters from Grand Rapids,
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Josh Gad Pens Emotional Tribute to Family Friend Who Lost His Son in Fla. School Shooting

Josh Gad Pens Emotional Tribute to Family Friend Who Lost His Son in Fla. School Shooting
Josh Gad sent his support and love to his family friend Max Schachter after the bereaved father read a poem by his son Alex, who was killed in the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.

The Frozen actor, 36, tweeted about his friend Max after the latter appeared on CNN’s televised town hall on Wednesday night to read the poem his 14-year-old son penned two weeks before his death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Gad tweeted, “Watching our family friend #maxschachter read his son Alex’s poem tonight is almost too much for me to bear. Max, we are all with you.
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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Silver in Olympic Face-Off With Lindsey Vonn at Women's Alpine Combined Race

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Silver in Olympic Face-Off With Lindsey Vonn at Women's Alpine Combined Race
In a contest featuring two of alpine skiing’s greatest athletes, only one could come out on top — and in this case, it was Mikaela Shiffrin.

Lindsey Vonn and Shiffrin faced off for the first — and last — time in the 2018 Winter Olympics on Thursday morning and afternoon (Wednesday night and Thursday morning stateside) in the women’s alpine skiing combined, a set of two races in which the fastest total time determines the winner.

Shiffrin earned silver, behind Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin. Vonn, came on strong in the first of the two races, missed a gate in the second and did not finish.
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Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Treated to a Surprise Baby Shower by Her Best Friends in N.Y.C.

Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Treated to a Surprise Baby Shower by Her Best Friends in N.Y.C.
Though Chrissy Teigen is due to give birth to her baby boy in June, it’s never too soon for a baby shower – especially a surprise baby shower with your besties!

The pregnant Lip Sync Battle star, 32, shared moments from her surprise party on social media Wednesday in New York City.

“These are my best girlfriends on the planet. I have a surprise baby shower,” Teigen said in a selfie video featuring four of her close pals.

“Man. Ain’t nothin like girlfriends. Love you guys so much. Thank you for loving me back,” the mother-to-be captioned the footage on Instagram,
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Jerry Springer Show Star Steve Wilkos Charged with DUI After Terrifying Crash

Jerry Springer Show Star Steve Wilkos Charged with DUI After Terrifying Crash
Steve Wilkos, the talk show host and former security director on The Jerry Springer Show, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence in connection with a car crash.

On Jan. 21, Wilkos, 53, was involved and injured in a one-vehicle crash in Darien, Connecticut, but it wasn’t until Wednesday evening when he turned himself in at the Darien Police Department after learning that there was a warrant out for his arrest.

Authorities confirmed his bail was set by a judge at $1,500, which Wilkos posted, and was released the same day. Medical records indicated that his Blood Alcohol Content was
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