The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
Actress Selma Blair has gone public with her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
In a social media post on Saturday, Blair, 46, said she decided to go public with her diagnosis after a costume designer on her Netflix series showed amazing kindness in helping her into a costume.
“She carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my top over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself,” Blair said on Instagram.
Blair said that kindness prompted her to tell others about how’s she’s handling the disease, which she was diagnosed with in August.
“I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken GPS,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I don’t know exactly what I will do, but I will do my best,” she said.
Blair, who has starred in such movies as “Cruel Intentions,” Legally Blonde” and “Hellboy,” said MS has not gotten her down.
“I am in the thick of it, but I hope to give hope to others. And even to myself.”
She said she was overwhelmed when she was first diagnosed with MS and that she wanted to sleep all the time, but Blair said she’s more adjusted now.
“I have MS and I am OK. But if you see me, dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges,” she said.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that is unpredictable and often disabling, according to the National MS Society.
There is no known cause or cure, but researchers believe it is triggered by environmental factors in people genetically predisposed to the disease.
More women than men suffer from the illness, and most are diagnosed between 20 and 50 years old.
The Red Sox led the majors with 108 wins this season and eliminated the defending champion Houston Astros with a 4-1 victory in Game 5 of the ALCS. The Red Sox are 5-0 on the road this postseason as they seek their fourth crown in 15 years.
The Dodgers took Game 7 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 5-1 win on Saturday night, landing their 23rd pennant.
The World Series will open at Fenway Park for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, and all games will be televised nationally on Fox. ESPN Radio will carry the games on radio.
Here is the schedule for the best-of-seven World Series:
Game 1 - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8:09 p.m.
Game 2 - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8:09 p.m.
Game 3 - Friday, Oct. 26, 8:09 p.m.
Game 4 - Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:09 p.m.
x-Game 5 - Sunday, Oct. 28, 8:15 p.m.
x-Game 6 - Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8:09 p.m.
x-Game 7 - Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8:09 p.m.
Comedian Amy Schumer is following pop singer Rihanna’s lead in not participating in Super Bowl LIII.
In a Friday post on Instagram, Schumer said she has decided to turn down any offers to participate in commercials for the Feb. 3 game at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The move, she said, was in support of the “take-a-knee” protests by NFL players that was started in 2016 by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ESPN reported. Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality.
“Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them,” Schumer wrote. “I know opposing the NFL is like opposing the NRA. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living?
Earlier this week, Rihanna turned down an offer to headline the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show as a way to support Kaepernick.
In 2016, Schumer appeared with Seth Rogen in a politically-themed Bud Light ad, "Raise One to Right Now," during Super Bowl 50, ESPN reported.
In her Instagram post, Schumer said she hoped Maroon 5, set to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII, will reconsider and withdraw.
She also suggested that white NFL players should join black players by taking a knee.
“Why not kneel next to your brothers?” Schumer wrote. “Otherwise, how are you not complicit?”
Kaepernick was released by the 49ers after the 2016 season and hasn’t played since.
He filed a grievance against the NFL and team owners last year, accusing them of conspiring to keep him from playing in the league.
A Nike ad campaign featuring Kaepernick as the face of the athletic retail giant’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary has sparked debate, controversy and boycotts.
Schumer was arrested Oct. 4 during a protest in Washington against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, CNN reported.
It was not clear if Schumer was approached to appear in an ad to run during Super Bowl LIII, ESPN reported.
Pop singer Britney Spears will be returning to Las Vegas for a new residency next year, Variety reported.
Tickets will go on sale Friday.
In January, Spears ended a four-year run in Vegas at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater, Variety reported. She recently ended a European tour with Pitbull as her opening act. According to Pollstar, Spears grossed $2.38 million at Paris’ 15,000-capacity AccorHotels Arena on Aug 28 and 29.
What’s an anniversary and reunion without the main Sanderson sister? Fans of the film “Hocus Pocus” worry not. It may be 25 years, but the witch is back!
Bette Midler joined her on-screen sisters, Kathy Najimi and Sarah Jessica Parker, on Freeform’s “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Reunion Bash.”
The show was recorded at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and will air Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on Freeform, Entertainment Tonight reported.
Midler made the announcement in a short video clip for the television channel.
Many members of original cast also appear in the show, including Omri Katz, Thora Birch and Vinessa Shaw. It is hosted by Vanessa Hudgens and Jordan Fisher and has performances by Jordin Sparks, Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, Entertainment Weekly reported.
The director’s cut did not quite follow the plan.
The British street artist whose “Girl With Balloon” artwork self-shredded after being sold for $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Oct. 5, suggested that the painting was supposed to be totally destroyed, and that the machine jammed, the BBC reported.
As art patrons gasped, Banksy’s work began passing through a shredder hidden in its frame and stopped about halfway through its destructive operation.
In a clip posted to YouTube called “Shred the Love: The Director’s Cut,” a man is shown building the frame and then completely shreds a copy of “Girl With Balloon.” A caption in the video notes that “In rehearsals it worked every time.”
“It does look like paper coming out, but there is a chance it could be a fine linen,” said Danielle Howe, who works at John Jones, a London-based canvas supplier, told The New York Times. “(But) it’s difficult to determine without looking at the work in person.”
Alex Branczik, Sotheby's head of contemporary art in Europe, repeated that the auction house was not privy to Banksy’s stunt, the BBC reported.
“Some people think the auction house were in on it, they weren’t,” Banksy said in an Instagram post on Thursday that pointed people to the YouTube video.
In an interview with The Art Newspaper, Branczik said Sotheby’s had asked Pest Control, Banksy’s official authentication body, if the frame could be removed before the auction.
“Pest Control said very clearly: The frame is integral to the artwork,” Branczik told the magazine. "Which it was. Just not in the sort of way that we thought.”
The buyer of the artwork has kept it, the Times reported. It has been renamed “Love Is in the Bin,” after Pest Control issued a new authentication certificate, the newspaper reported.
Pop star Rihanna turned down an offer to headline the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick and his protest over police brutality, according to news reports.
US Weekly, citing an unnamed source, said the NFL and CBS really wanted the “Work” singer to perform at the high-profile event in 2019 in Atlanta, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy and the NFL’s position on it.
Kapernick, 30, who once admitted to having a crush on Rihanna, 30, according to US, drew national attention, and anger, when he refused to stand for the national anthem early in the 2016 season. Instead, he took a knee to potest police brutality. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was released by the 49ers after the 2016 season and hasn’t played since.
He filed a grievance against the NFL and team owners last year, accusing them of conspiring to keep him from playing in the NFL.
Entertainment Tonight reported singing star Pink also turned down an invitation to sing at next year’s Super Bowl.
Adam Levine’s pop-rock band Maroon 5, however, was also invited to perform and it jumped at the chance.
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Tommie Lee was arrested for the second time in less than 48 hours Wednesday night.
WSB reported that Tommie Lee, whose real name is Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking and obstruction of an officer.
According to police paperwork obtained by WSB, Jefferson was arrested at her home in Smyrna, Georgia, around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Lee was arrested at an area middle school after she allegedly assaulted one of her daughters. She was charged with felony aggravated assault, simple battery, first-degree child cruelty and disruption of public schools.
Lee posted $27,000 bond Wednesday morning and got out of jail, but she violated her bond by making contact with the daughter she allegedly assaulted on Tuesday.
She allegedly refused to come to the door when police arrived. Instead, police said, she tried hiding in her attic.
Lee is being held in the Cobb County Jail without bond. She will remain in jail indefinitely.
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Tommie Lee was arrested Tuesday at her child's middle school in Smyrna, Georgia.
WSB obtained the arrest warrant for Lee, whose real name is Atasha Chizaah Jefferson.
Jefferson is accused of shoving her child’s head into a locker, among other things, at Griffin Middle School.
According to Smyrna police, Jefferson was charged with felony aggravated assault, simple battery, first-degree child cruelty and disruption of public schools.
WSB reported she posted $27,000 bond Wednesday morning and is out of jail.
Jefferson has had several other run-ins with the law. She was arrested in July after police said she refused orders from officers and hit a valet on the head.
The valet didn't press charges, but Jefferson was charged with "disorderly under the influence" and booked at Atlanta City Detention Center.
Jefferson was also accused of attacking an Atlanta mall employee in February.
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