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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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Ed Sheeran Sparks Rumors He Got Secretly Married After Wearing Silver Ring While Performing In London

Ed Sheeran Sparks Rumors He Got Secretly Married After Wearing Silver Ring While Performing In London
Is Ed Sheeran already a married man? Rumors started swirling on Monday that Sheeran had secretly tied the knot with fiancee Cherry Seaborn when the “Thinking Out Loud” singer was seen sporting a simple silver band on his ring finger while performing in London. The 27-year-old Grammy winner performed at Indigo at the O2 Arena as part of the 2018 War Child BRITs
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Ashton Kutcher Fasted for a Week in the Woods After Demi Moore Divorce: 'I Started to Hallucinate'

Ashton Kutcher Fasted for a Week in the Woods After Demi Moore Divorce: 'I Started to Hallucinate'
Ashton Kutcher isn’t the type to drown his breakup sorrows with a carton of ice cream and a box of tissues.

Instead, when the actor-entrepreneur divorced Demi Moore in 2013, he retreated into the woods with nothing but some water, tea bags and a notebook.

“Right after I got divorced, I went to the mountains for a week by myself,” Kutcher, 40, said in a wide-ranging interview on his pal Dax Shepard‘s new podcast, Armchair Expert. “I went into Big Sky in Montana, and I did no food, no drink — just water and tea.”

Not only did Kutcher fast, he went completely off the grid.
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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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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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Why New Mom Kylie Jenner Says She Doesn't 'Open Snapchat Anymore'

Why New Mom Kylie Jenner Says She Doesn't 'Open Snapchat Anymore'
Kylie Jenner‘s Snapchat days appear to have come and gone.

The new mom — she welcomed daughter Stormi Webster on Feb. 1 with boyfriend Travis Scott — has long been the reigning queen of the app and was the first member of her famous family to join Snapchat. And now, she appears to have relinquished the reins.

On Wedneday, Jenner, 20, revealed that she no longer opens the app … but it still holds a special place in her heart,

“Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star first tweeted.
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Did Dean Unglert Propose to Lesley Murphy on the Bachelor Winter Games Finale?!

Did Dean Unglert Propose to Lesley Murphy on the Bachelor Winter Games Finale?!
Bachelor Winter Games host Chris Harrison has teased a “surprising, romantic and beautiful marriage proposal” on Thursday night’s reunion show — so is Dean Unglert the guy who pops the question?

In a promo for the finale, Unglert — a fan-favorite on Rachel Lindsay‘s season of The Bachelorette who earned a playboy reputation as the center of a love triangle on Bachelor in Paradise — bends down on one knee for Lesley Murphy.

Then, the camera pans to someone holding a Neil Diamond engagement ring … but only time will tell if Unglert, 26, really asked Murphy, 30, to marry him. (Remember that super playful kissing competition?
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The Empire State Building Will Go Dark Tonight to Honor Victims of Florida Shooting

The Empire State Building Will Go Dark Tonight to Honor Victims of Florida Shooting
New York City’s most famous building will go dark on Wednesday night to honor the victims of the Florida school shooting.

The Empire State Building, usually a bright beacon over Midtown Manhattan, will display dimmed lights and a rotating orange halo, according to the building’s website. Orange is often associated with the movement to end gun violence, stemming from the Wear Orange campaign begun in 2015 after the shooting death of a Chicago student. Julianne Moore, director Spike Lee, and President Barack Obama have all supported Wear Orange.

Related: Students, Staff, Heroes: Here Are the Victims of the Florida
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The Parent Trap's Hayley Mills Had No Idea She Won an Oscar 57 Years Ago

The Parent Trap's Hayley Mills Had No Idea She Won an Oscar 57 Years Ago
In a world where pop culture is alive and well 24/7, it's hard to imagine a Hollywood actress not realizing she was an Oscar winner. But according to Hayley Mills, she didn't realize just how special her role in Pollyanna was until after the biggest award show of the year. Back in 1961, the then child star won the Academy Juvenile Award. But instead of accepting the award in front of her peers, Annette Funicello accepted the trophy on her behalf. "I was actually at boarding school in England, and I didn't know anything about it until it turned up. Like, 'Oh, that's sweet. What's that?' I was told, 'Well, this is a very special award,' but it was quite a few years...
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Wanted to Start a Family Early in Relationship, Says Source

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Wanted to Start a Family Early in Relationship, Says Source
When Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got engaged in 2012, they hoped their happily ever after included starting a family together.

“When Jen met Justin, she had almost given up on the idea that she would have kids,” a source close to Aniston tells People in this week’s new cover story. “They wanted to have a baby, but it didn’t work out.”

Related: What’s at Stake Financially in Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s Split?

While the pair — who announced their split Thursday following over two years of marriage — were disappointed kids didn’t come into their lives,
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Team U.S.A.'s Bobsledder Carlo Valdes Talks Winter Olympics and Mexican Heritage

For bobsledder Carlo Valdes representing Team U.S.A. at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is a childhood dream come true. “It has been one of the greatest experiences of my life,” the 28-year-old athlete, of Mexican descent, told People Chica. “During the opening ceremony there was so much going through my mind. Being able to walk out behind the American flag representing my country has been the ultimate dream come true. Since I was a little kid, I wanted to compete at the Olympic level. Knowing that there are millions of people watching on TV is a very special feeling.
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Pregnant Teen Mom Star Amber Portwood Cradles Her Growing Baby Bump Ahead of Doctor's Visit

Pregnant Amber Portwood is looking forward to introducing the world to her baby boy!

The Teen Mom Og star, who is expecting a son — whom she hinted will be named James — with boyfriend Andrew Glennon, showcased her growing baby bump in a sweet new photo this week.

Ahead of her checkup at the doctor’s office, the expectant mama snapped a photo of herself sporting a fitted blue T-shirt while cradling her tummy.

“Heading to my doctor for a check up! Can’t wait to share my little bundle of joy with you all” wrote Portwood, 27. “Sending love always.”

On
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Fox, Guillermo del Toro Sued, 'Shape of Water' Ripped Off My Famous Dad's Play

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"The Shape of Water" doesn't deserve a Best Picture Oscar, it deserves one for Best Ripoff ... according to the family of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. David Zindel says his father, Paul Zindel, wrote a 1969 play called, "Let Me Hear You Whisper" ... the story of a lonely female janitor who works graveyard shifts at a lab that performs animal experiments for military use. She becomes infatuated with a "fantastic, intelligent aquatic creature held captive in a glass tank.
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Liam Gallagher Fills in for Ariana Grande With Manchester Tribute Performance at 2018 Brit Awards

Liam Gallagher Fills in for Ariana Grande With Manchester Tribute Performance at 2018 Brit Awards
Liam Gallagher stepped in for Ariana Grande at the 2018 Brit Awards on Wednesday and performed a touching tribute to the victims of the May 2017 Manchester terror attack. Earlier in the day on Wednesday, a source confirmed to E! News that Grande is sick and was forced to pull out of the surprise tribute. The singer was still planning to attend the award show after recently falling ill, but was ordered by her doctor to not fly overseas. Over an hour into the award show, Gallagher took the stage and performed a rendition of the Oasis song "Live Forever." Attendees at the BRITs, including Ed Sheeran, stood up and were seen singing along to the song during the tribute performance. The Mirror...
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Michigan Priest Paralyzed During Hockey Game Makes Astonishing Recovery

Three months ago, on November 25, a 66-year-old Michigan priest cracked his vertebrae during a hockey game, causing a severe spinal cord injury. But despite being told he was paralyzed from his neck down, he didn’t let that stop him from pushing forward and defying all odds.

“We were coming to the close of the game and we were down by a couple goals,” Father Dimitrie Vincent told Wjbk. “I went to play the puck and I got tangled up with the opposition.”

He then landed on the ice face down and couldn’t feel anything below his shoulders.

“It
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Harvey Weinstein Cites Comments From Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep in Effort to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein Cites Comments From Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep in Effort to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit
Harvey Weinstein is trying to use actresses' words for his own defense.  In a newly filed response to a proposed class action lawsuit by six women against him and his former businesses, including The Weinstein Company, and his brother Bob Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood producer's attorneys have cited some actresses' comments about him to help discredit the class allegations within the lawsuit and dismiss 10 counts of the complaint.  In documents filed Tuesday and obtained by E! News, the 65-year-old magnate's attorneys quoted remarks from A-list stars Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to prove that the class definitions in the lawsuit are "fatally...
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Did Teen Mom Star Catelynn Baltierra Suffer a Miscarriage?

Did pregnant Catelynn Baltierra suffer a miscarriage?

At the end of January, the Teen Mom Og star revealed to her husband, Tyler Baltierra, during a filmed episode of the MTV reality series that she was pregnant with another child. Catelynn decided to surprise Tyler by having their 3-year-old daughter Novalee Reign — they are are also the biological parents to Carly, whom they placed for adoption — wear a pink T-shirt that read, “I’m Going to Be a Big Sister.”

In a later episode, audiences watched the couple reveal the pregnancy news to family members, including Catelynn’s mother, April, and her younger siblings.
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All About the Florida High School After Last Week's Mass Shooting — as Classes Set to Resume Tuesday

A week after a gunman killed 17 people during a mass shooting on Feb. 14, officials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have unveiled plans to reopen the Parkland, Florida, school next week, with classes beginning as early as next Tuesday.

According to Broward County Public School officials, teachers and staff members will arrive at the school on Friday morning, and there will be a variety of support services available for them. On Sunday, the school will hold a voluntary campus orientation, where students and parents can return to the campus to re-acclimate themselves to the surroundings.

The school district hopes to
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