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Heidi Klum And Tim Gunn Exit ‘Project Runway To Team Up For Fashion Reality Series At Amazon

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, the longtime “Project Runway” duo, will not be on board for the show’s return to Bravo and are heading up a new reality fashion series at Amazon Prime Video. “After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to ‘Project Runway,’ a show that I was honored to host and help create,” Klum said in a statement. “I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart!”  Amazon provided few details except to say the series will be available globally, in 200 countries and territories, and promises a “fresh take” that will “continue the stars’ commitment to making fashion accessible to a wide audience.”  “Project Runway” has aired on Lifetime since 2009, but is returning to its original network, Bravo next year.  ...Read more

Boston Celtics Shooting Guard Jabari Bird Arrested In Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

Boston Celtics shooting guard Jabari Bird was arrested in Brighton, Mass. after an alleged domestic violence incident, according to the Boston Police Department. Boston Police said in a brief statement that Bird was being guarded by police at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and was undergoing an evaluation after the incident. The victim was taken to a separate hospital to be treated for injuries sustained. The Boston Celtics said in a statement on Saturday morning, “we are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously. We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.” Bird was drafted by the Celtics with the 56th pick in 2017. He spent his rookie season on a two-way contract before being signed to the Celtics active roster in late July. Bird, 24, will face charges for assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping, and is expected to appear in court on Monday to officially face charges. No other details were released regarding the incident. ...Read more

Dallas Cowboys Become First NFL Team To Partner With A Casino

The Dallas Cowboys officially announced their partnership with WinStar Casino on Thursday. Jerry Jones and WinStar general manager Jack Parkinson held a press conference to announce their big financial move. The casino will be located in Thackerville, OK, and Jones announced that Dallas will hold “various” team functions at the casino. Financial details were not disclosed but leadership of the Chickasaw Nation Tribe and the NFL franchise touted the agreement as a “league-changing partnership.” The deal between WinStar and the Cowboys marks the first time in NFL history that a casino has been granted official designation as a team’s exclusive partner, granting exclusive use of a team’s logos and trademarks. An amendment passed by NFL owners created the opportunity for casinos to obtain official partnerships with NFL teams. ...Read more

Actor Burt Reynolds Dies At Age 82

Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds, known for starring in hit films such as Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Semi-Tough, and more recently, Boogie Nights, has died at the age of 82. Reynolds died Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida his manager Erik Kritzer confirmed to multiple publications. Born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. in Waycross, Ga., Reynolds attended Florida State U. for two years on a football scholarship; however his promising career as a running back was cut short by a knee injury suffered in a car accident. It was at that time that Reynolds turned his attention to acting. After marrying television actress Loni Anderson, Reynolds decided to produce and star in the sitcom “Evening Shade” on CBS from 1990-94, which earned him an Emmy as best actor in a comedy series. Reynolds also received critical acclaim for his performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights,” which brought him an Oscar nomination for supporting actor. Reynolds was married and divorced twice, first in the 1960s to “Laugh-In” comedienne Judy Carne and then to Loni Anderson. He is survived by his son Quinton from his marriage to Anderson. ...Read more

Tracee Ellis Ross Will Return As Host Of The 2018 American Music Awards

“Blackish” star Tracee Ellis Ross will once again be taking the stage, returning as host and executive producer of the 2018 American Music Awards. Tracee took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her own celebration post, saying:  “SO NICE, I’M DOING IT TWICE // I’m hosting the @amas again! airing LIVE Tuesday, october 9th on @abcnetwork.”  The Instagram video included a montage of all of Tracee’s best moments during last year’s show — including her wardrobe throughout the broadcast. Last year the actress’ mother, Diana Ross, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award with her entire family by her side.  The 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 9. ...Read more

Senator Cory Booker Violates Senate Rules By Releasing Confidential Documents On Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

In a move that broke Senate rules, Democratic Senator Cory Booker released confidential committee documents on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh regarding racial profiling. The move was headed by New Jersey Senator Booker, as well as Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Dick Durbin of Illinois. Booker said he understood by releasing documents and emails that were deemed only available to Senate Judiciary Committee members — and not to the general public — could result in expulsion from the Senate. Booker said, “I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate…I openly invite and accept the consequences of my team releasing that email right now.” Booker released 12 pages of emails from 2002 that Kavanaugh sent during his time as a staffer for President George W. Bush. With the email subject line “racial profiling,” Kavanaugh discussed whether “airport security and other law enforcement” should be working toward a “race-neutral” system after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to the emails released by Booker’s office.  ...Read more

Kim Jong Un Reaffirms Commitment To Denuclearization As Koreas Set Summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and to the suspension of all future long-range missile tests.  He also reaffirmed his faith in President Donald Trump’s efforts to settle a nuclear impasse, according to South Korean officials and the North’s official media. Kim also reportedly expressed frustration with outside skepticism about his nuclear disarmament intentions and demanded that his “goodwill measures” be met in kind. A South Korean delegation returned from talks with Kim where they set up a summit for Sept. 18-20 in Pyongyang between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, their third meeting since April. ...Read more

Emirates Dubai-New York Flight Quarantined At JFK After Passengers Fall Ill

Health and safety officials are investigating an illness that struck people on an Emirates Airline flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning. Seven crew members and three passengers were taken to the hospital, Emirates Airline said.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said around 100 people on the overnight Flight 203 had complained of illness with symptoms ranging from a cough to a fever. Ten people were taken off the plane for treatment at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, said Eric Phillips, press secretary for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. He said nine others were found to be sick but declined medical attention. The aircraft was carrying around 521 passengers. Phillips stated “the plane’s been quarantined and the CDC is on the scene.” Though it has not been determined what caused the illness, Phillips stated that possibly a “flu outbreak” in Mecca, Saudi Arabia might be to blame, saying “it appears some of the ill passengers came from Mecca before getting on in Dubai.” ...Read more

President Trump Slams Bob Woodward’s Book As ‘A Work Of Fiction’

President Trump on Wednesday continued to slam Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House”, that paints an unflattering picture of his presidency. “The book means nothing,” Trump told reporters at the White House during a meeting with Kuwaiti emir. “It’s a work of fiction.” Excepts of the book published by the Washington Post on Tuesday has Woodward quoting several current Trump administration officials — including Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis — making disparaging comments about the president.  But Trump said both men disputed Woodward’s account, and were “insulted” by the remarks attributed to them. Kelly was in the room Wednesday as Trump spoke. The White House has issued several statements since the excerpts were published, including one from Kelly who said “the idea I ever called the president an idiot is not true.” In a statement in response to complaints from the White House staff and the president, Woodward was unwavering, however, saying “I stand by my reporting.”  The release date for Woodward’s 448-page book is September 11th. ...Read more