• Queen of soul Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill', according to reports

    Queen of soul Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill', according to reports

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    The 76-year-old performer is surrounded by friends and family, who are asking for prayers. However, illness has affected her performing career over the past decade, with shows cancelled in 2013. NBC Philadelphia's investigative reporter, Harry Hairston , seemingly confirmed the sad news this morning on Twitter. BATTLE: Aretha was reportedly diagnosed with cancer in 2010.
  • Melania Trump's parents get USA citizenship

    Melania Trump's parents get USA citizenship

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    Advocates for restricting legal immigration have pointed to the imbalance in favour of family connections as evidence of the need for reform, calling for a "merit-based" system that would choose immigrants based on need in the US. The time to process an application for naturalization in New York City typically ranges from 11 to 21 months, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Academy to Add Oscar Category Specifically For Popular Films

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    To keep the ceremony to three hours, the academy vows to present only select categories live . Now the Oscars will take a page from the Tony Awards playbook by announcing some of the categories during commercial breaks. The 91st Oscars telecast remains as announced on Sunday, February 24, 2019 . Would they have been too popular for the official Best Picture category? We are excited about these steps, and look forward to sharing more details with you .
  • Russian Federation names action movie star Steven Seagal as envoy for US

    Russian Federation names action movie star Steven Seagal as envoy for US

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    Steven Seagal is trading his martial arts training for diplomatic skills in his new role as the Russian Foreign Ministry's special representative to improve United States and Russian relations. President Vladimir Putin and Seagal are close friends, which is more than likely why this new position was given. "In global practice it is possible to draw Parallels with the functions of the goodwill ambassadors of the United Nations", - said the press service of the foreign Ministry in its statement.
  • Demi Lovato Reportedly Agrees to Rebab

    Demi Lovato Reportedly Agrees to Rebab

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    Regardless of what type of drug she may or may not have taken, audio of the emergency call revealed that Demi Lovato was unconscious upon the arrival of emergency services. The site added that paramedics administered Narcan , an overdose reversal drug that is used to reverse opioid overdoses, upon arriving at Lovato's home.
  • Jazz's Donovan Mitchell fires back on Twitter after Trump insults LeBron James

    Jazz's Donovan Mitchell fires back on Twitter after Trump insults LeBron James

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    Donald Trump picked an odd time to weigh in on the Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James debate. The CNN interview aired on Monday, after James opened his school for disadvantaged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio . Most see Trump's racism again rising to the top. He also created a program for parents of the at-risk children to return to complete their high school educations, and he has planned an institute to help prepare high-school-age students for college.
  • Delhi Police cautions people against 'Kiki' dance challenge

    Delhi Police cautions people against 'Kiki' dance challenge

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    Sure, the Kiki Challenge must sound hilarious to a lot of social media enthusiasts who like to try a hand to validate their online presence, but in actuality, it's nowhere close to being a fun thing to do. In hundreds of such videos that have surfaced on the internet, people are seen crashing into poles and tripping on potholes. The Gujarat Police on Tuesday warned taking up the Kiki challenge may land one in a hospital bed or behind bars.
  • Trump urges Mueller to admit conflict of interest in pending investigation

    Trump urges Mueller to admit conflict of interest in pending investigation

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    There is no collusion, and even if there was, it's not a crime. He said there was no collusion. She noted, in addition, that "collusion" with the Russians could be a type of criminal conspiracy - which certainly is a crime. Giuliani added that he had said Trump wasn't in the room for that meeting because there were in fact two different meetings. Mueller, if he does not like the proposed limits on questioning, could subpoena Trump to testify, setting the stage for a legal fight that could ...
  • Demi Lovato’s 911 Call Is Released, ‘No Sirens Please’

    Demi Lovato’s 911 Call Is Released, ‘No Sirens Please’

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    The 911 call, in which the person requested the emergency vehicles not sound their sirens, did not come a minute too soon, the source claims, as Demi was reportedly in major crisis. In her YouTube documentary released past year called " Demi Lovato , Simply Complicated ", she openly discusses her cocaine use and battles with alcohol.