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Rihanna says “We must fight for the quarter of a billion young people still denied an education”

Rihanna says “We must fight for the quarter of a billion young people still denied an education”

ABC(LONDON) — One week after raising nearly $6 million for her Clara Lionel Foundation, which assists young people around the world, Rihanna is expressing her commitment to global education. “We must fight for the quarter of a billion young people still denied an education by conflict, poverty, sexism and bad policy,” the recording artist and…

Julie Chen leaving ‘The Talk’ after husband Les Moonves’ CBS departure

Julie Chen leaving ‘The Talk’ after husband Les Moonves’ CBS departure

Julie Chen says goodbye on “The Talk”; Johnny Vy/CBS(NEW YORK) — Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she’s leaving The Talk, just over a week after her husband and former CBS Chairman Les Moonves left the network amid new allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. Chen, who’s been absent from the CBS daytime chat show of late,…

Bow down: Katt Williams ends beef with Tiffany Haddish at Emmys

Bow down: Katt Williams ends beef with Tiffany Haddish at Emmys

NBC/Paul Drinkwater(LOS ANGELES) — Just a few days after Katt Williams belittled Tiffany Haddish’s celebrity and meteoric rise as a comedian, the two comedians appear to have reconciled. In an Instagram post on Monday night, Haddish posted several photos with Williams, who was seen bowing down to her backstage at the Emmys. The two had won…

Music News

Big Brother & the Holding Company’s Big Brother & the Holding Company’s “Cheap Thrills” to finally be released under its original, racier title

Big Brother & the Holding Company’s Big Brother & the Holding Company’s “Cheap Thrills” to finally be released under its original, racier title

Sony Music It’s been too racy for 50 years, but now Big Brother & the Holding Company’s breakout album is being re-released under its intended name: Sex, Dope, and Cheap Thrills.  And it’s not just the title that’s bigger: There are 25 previously-unreleased studio outtakes, and only five sonic survivors from the original Cheap Thrills.…

Billy Idol announces Las Vegas residency for 2019

Billy Idol announces Las Vegas residency for 2019

PRNewsFoto/Palms Casino ResortVegas will be seeing some White Weddings next year, when Billy Idol comes to town. The sneering singer has announced a Vegas residency at the Palms Casino Resort, set to run in two blocks in 2019: January and October. In a statement, he says, “I have played Vegas many times and its always…

Bob Seger hopes “You’ll Accomp’ny” him on his farewell tour

Bob Seger hopes “You’ll Accomp’ny” him on his farewell tour

ABC/Randy HolmesAfter more than 50 years, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band will “Turn the Page” one last time…on a farewell trek. It’ll be called the Travelin’ Man Tour and Seger confirms it’ll be his last. The tour gets underway November 21 in Grand Rapids, MI and is right now mapped out through the spring of…

National News

Fraternity hazing might be involved in UC Riverside student’s death, police say

Fraternity hazing might be involved in UC Riverside student’s death, police say

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Police said they are investigating whether hazing could have played a role in the sudden death of a 20-year-old University of California Riverside student this weekend.Tyler Hilliard died after going to a nearby mountain with other members and pledges of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, according to his mother, Myeasha Kimble.Kimble said…

Doctor and woman accused of drugging, raping women and filming alleged incidents

Doctor and woman accused of drugging, raping women and filming alleged incidents

Orange County District Attorney(LOS ANGELES) — An orthopedic surgeon who has appeared on a reality-TV dating show and his purported girlfriend have been accused of drugging and raping at least two women.Dr. Grant William Robicheaux, who has appeared on the Bravo series “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male,” and Cerissa Laura Riley were arrested…

Navy officer found dead on court day for order of protection

Navy officer found dead on court day for order of protection

WJXX-TV(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A 37-year-old Navy Chief Petty Officer in Florida was found dead on Monday — the same day she was to appear at a court hearing for an order of protection she sought against a man she claimed kicked her in the stomach and pulled a gun on her, authorities said.Andrea Washington’s body…

Health News

Infant walkers provide no benefit, cause much harm: Study

Infant walkers provide no benefit, cause much harm: Study

iStock/Thinkstock BY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI (NEW YORK) — More than 230,000 children under 15 months of age were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments between 1990 and 2014 due to infant walker-related injuries, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.More than 6,500 of those were cases of skull fracture, according to the…

Mom asks thief to return 8-year-old’s wheelchair stolen from outside their home

Mom asks thief to return 8-year-old’s wheelchair stolen from outside their home

WPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) — A mother is asking for her son’s wheelchair to be returned in one piece after she said it was stolen from outside her Philadelphia home last weekend. Ryan Lewis, 8, has cerebral palsy and depends on the customized electric wheelchair to get around, his mother said.”If Ryan’s chair still in one piece, I…

Healthy, elderly adults should think twice before starting aspirin: Study

Healthy, elderly adults should think twice before starting aspirin: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI (NEW YORK) — A daily aspirin may have more risks than benefits if you’re over 70, according to a new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. Yet aspirin, called a “wonder drug” against heart disease, is taken regularly by about 50 percent of adults nationwide.The clinical…

‘Lawnmower’ parenting on the rise

‘Lawnmower’ parenting on the rise

GMA Photo Illustration/Getty(NEW YORK) — Helicopter parents may hover and tiger moms may roar, but make room for the lawnmower parent whose approach to child-rearing is generating buzz.In an essay recently published on the site Weareteachers.com, an anonymous educator calls the parenting style a “troubling trend.””Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent their…