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Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Is Fighting Cancer For The Third Time

Olivia Newton-John has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. Olivia revealed in an interview that doctors found a tumor at the base of her back in 2017, and she has been using modern medicines and natural remedies, including cannabis oil, to treat the cancer and reduce pain. She’s also stopped eating sugar and started radiation treatment. In the interview, Newton-John expressed gratitude for having the support of her husband, John Easterling, saying, “A lot of cannabis, my husband grows for me. In California, it’s legal to grow a certain amount of plants for your own medicinal purposes.” She went on to say that John is “always there to support me, and I believe I will win over it and that’s my goal.” Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and became an advocate for cancer research and breast cancer screenings. She even has a cancer center named after her in Melbourne, Australia: the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Research Center. Newton-John underwent a partial mastectomy and reconstruction, however in 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her shoulders.  ...Read more

Narcos Season 4 Trailer Arrives And Release Date Revealed

Netflix hit drug cartel drama Narcos is set to debut Season 4, which will be titiled “Narcos: Mexico.”  Actor Matt Letscher will get involved in the war on drugs in Narcos Season 4, joining new stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna. Letscher is set to portray James Kuykendal, a member of a new team of DEA agents and Colombian police who look to take down the Cali Cartel.  A teaser trailer has arrived for Narcos: Mexico, showcasing some of the action in store for viewers and this time focusing on a new set of characters: Diego Luna’s “Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo” and Michael Peña’s “Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena.” Narcos: Mexico (or Narcos Season 4,) is set to premiere on Netflix on November 16. ...Read more

Dallas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man After Entering Wrong Apartment Arrested On Manslaughter

A Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home, Texas authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the investigation is ongoing. It said no additional information is available at this time. A statement from the Dallas Police Department Saturday says the officer is Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the force assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. Guyger has told investigators that she was off-duty on Thursday night when she mistakenly went to the wrong apartment and shot Botham Jean. In the days following Jean’s death, rumors have swirled around the internet showing a photo taken from Jean’s Instagram account with him pictured, smiling, with three other women. Many have stated that one of the women in the photo was Guyger, but that rumor was shot down after Jean’s former employer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC, said that the women were colleagues of Jean’s. Jean, of St. Lucia, a Caribbean island, had previously attended Harding University in Arkansas before working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC in Dallas. ...Read more

Hurricane Florence Strengthens As It Aims For Southeast Part Of U.S.

Hurricane Florence strengthened Sunday as it moved across the Atlantic toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast by the end of the week. The storm prompted warnings for residents up and down the coast, and red flags flying on beaches warned swimmers to stay out of waters. Florence passed the 74 mph threshold from tropical storm to hurricane Sunday morning, and by evening its winds were up to 85 mph. Drawing energy from the warm water, it could become a Category 4 hurrixane with winds of 130 mph or more by Tuesday. Forecasters urged residents from South Carolina to the mid-Atlantic to get ready,with some forecasting models showing it could unload a foot or two of rain in places, causing devastating inland flooding. ...Read more

Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For 3 Code Violations In U.S. Open Final

Serena Williams was fined $17,000 on Sunday for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final: $4,000 for being warned for coaching after her coach made a hand gesture to her, $3,000 for breaking her racket and $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, whom she accused of sexism. The U.S. Tennis Association said on Sunday that $17,000 will be deducted from Serena Williams’ $1.85 million check as the runner-up to Naomi Osaka.  Osaka became the the first tennis player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles title. The fine money will be donated to the Grand Slam Development Fund. According to the International Tennis Federation, the purpose of the fund is to “develop competitive tennis opportunities worldwide.” During a press conference after the match, Williams said that Ramos’ ruling was “sexist” because she has witnessed male players calling umpires “several things,” but they were not penalized. Williams said, “for me to say thief and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never taken a game from a man because they said thief. For me it blows my mind. But I’m going to continue to fight for women.” ...Read more

CBS Chief Les Moonves Resigns Following New Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves has resigned, following a new report from Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker, which brought new allegations of sexual misconduct. This past weekend, The New Yorker published a new report that outlines additional accusations against Moonves. Six additional women came forward alleging “sexual harassment or assault.”  CBS’s board made the announcement of Moonves’s resignation on Sunday evening. CBS says that its board of directors and its parent company, National Amusements, announced that they reached a settlement this evening that would see Moonves step down immediately. CBS will also donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement, the amount of which will be “deducted from any severance benefits that may be due Moonves following the Board’s ongoing independent investigation.”  At the end of July, The New Yorker detailed allegations that Moonves forcibly kissed and propositioned 6 women and threatened to retaliate when they resisted. At the time, Moonves said that had made “some women uncomfortable,” but denied allegations of deliberately harming careers. ...Read more

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