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Jay Pharoah Defends SNL Cast Mate Leslie Jones Following Website Hack: 'People Need to Leave Her Alone'

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Jay Pharoah is firing back at critics of his former Saturday Night Live costar Leslie Jones. The comic defended Jones - who has recently fallen victim to both racist Internet trolling and an online hack in which personal photos of her were leaked - on the Video Music Awards' red carpet Sunday, telling Entertainment Tonight: "That is my friend, people need to leave her alone." Pharoah, 28, continued of the 48-year-old Ghostbusters star: "She is a sweet, funny, talented person, and she has been in the game since I was born. She started doing comedy when I was born - »


- Natalie Stone, @natalie_j_stone

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Gene Wilder 'Was In a Class By Himself' Says Young Frankenstein Co-Star Cloris Leachman In Touching Tribute

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Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83. Since then, tributes had flooded in for the legendary comedian. Cloris Leachman, who worked with Wilder on Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein and other projects, shared her statement with People on Monday. "Gene was in a class by himself. I looked up to him yet on the set he was just one of us. I remember when we were shooting Young Frankenstein there was a scene where I had to get the group up the stairs immediately. I had to say, »


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Martina McBride Wants You to Forget Your Problems at Her Show - Also, a Barista and a Bathtub on Her Tour Bus Would Be Nice

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Martina McBride getting ready to go out on her Love Unleashed tour this fall - and she's hoping to help you forget about your problems for a while. "I just want to shower the room with love and positive energy through music," says McBride of her upcoming tour. "Right now I'm still in the daydreaming stage. We have a name and a concept to the tour, which is really just creating this environment where you can get away from the craziness in the world that we're inundated with all day, every day with the news and everything going on right now. »


- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000

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Stanford Sexual Assault Convict Brock Turner to Be Released From Jail on Friday

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Brock Turner, the former Stanford University student athlete convicted of sexual assaulting a woman at a January 2015 fraternity party, was sentenced to jail for six months. But the 21-year-old will soon be released after only three months. According to Santa Clara County jail records, Turner is set to be released on Friday, Sept. 2, with his sentence cut in half due to good behavior, Sf Gate reports. People reached out to the jail for further comment. In March, Turner was found guilty of three felonies for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a on-campus fraternity party in January »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Vicki Gunvalson Has the Support of the Last Rhoc Alum You'd Expect

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Though season 10 of The Real Housewives of Orange County was filled with the loss of multiple relationships in Vicki Gunvalson's personal life, she gained the support and friendship from someone audiences might have least expected after the cameras stopped rolling. At the wrap of season 10, audiences watched as the veteran Housewife both defended and said goodbye to her former beau, Brooks Ayers, which resulted in the loss of friendship and trust from her fellow castmates - a feeling that Rhoc alum Gretchen Rossi knew all too well. "It's interesting to see how time away from people kind of helps »


- Natalie Stone, @natalie_j_stone

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Stanford Sexual Assault Convict Brock Turner to Be Released From Jail on Friday

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Brock Turner, the former Stanford University student athlete convicted of sexual assaulting a woman at a January 2015 fraternity party, was sentenced to jail for six months. But the 21-year-old will soon be released after only three months. According to Santa Clara County jail records, Turner is set to be released on Friday, Sept. 2, with his sentence cut in half due to good behavior, Sf Gate reports. People reached out to the jail for further comment. In March, Turner was found guilty of three felonies for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a on-campus fraternity party in January »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Stuntwoman Jessie Graff Makes History on American Ninja Warrior: 'I Hope It Will Show Women That Feminine Is Strong'

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Jessie Graff made history on American Ninja Warrior Monday night. The Supergirl stuntwoman, who has given everyone a run for their money throughout the competition series, was the first woman ever to complete Stage I during the Las Vegas finals. Graff, 32, tells People about her accomplishment: "I hope it will show women that feminine is strong - that we can frequently do more than people think we can - sometimes even more than we believe ourselves, if we're willing to work for it." She continued: "We may have to train smarter and harder, but if we achieve greater focus, technique and strategy, »


- Mariah Haas

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Kelly Dodd Defends Her Bad Behavior to Heather Dubrow: 'I Don't Just Attack People'

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It's safe to say Kelly Dodd hasn't made the best first impression on fellow Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow. After an explosive battle with Shannon Beador at her '70s party and a foul-mouthed sushi dinner that left Dubrow fleeing in tears, Dodd's built a reputation for herself that's less-than-stellar in the Dubrow's eyes. Sitting down with Dodd and Tamra Judge at the end of Monday's episode, Dubrow laid it all out on the table. "I feel like we were getting along really well," she said of their friendship. "But that sushi dinner? I've just never been involved in something like that. »


- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner: Longtime Friend Carl Reiner Remembers 'Happiest' Moment For the Couple

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Few people were able to experience Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner's romance like Wilder's longtime friend Carl Reiner. "The last time I saw them together was in the South of France in the '70s," Reiner tells People. "He was holding their little dog and it was nestled in his neck and he had his arm around Gilda. The ocean was behind them and it was a beautiful setting." The veteran comedy producer, director, actor and writer says he'll never forget what Radner said in that moment. "She said, 'This is the happiest I'll ever be,'" Reiner recalls. »


- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Jurassic Park Advisor Jack Horner, 70, Claims He Was Let Go by Museum for Relationship with 19-Year-Old Student

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Jack Horner is a famed paleontologist with an impressive resumé including former Montana University System Regents Professor of Paleontology and advisor to Steven Spielberg on the Jurassic Park movies. However, Horner was let go from Montana's Museum of the Rockies after spending 34 years as head curator. According to the 70-year-old, the major problem during his employment was his marriage to then 19-year-old undergraduate student Vanessa Weaver in 2012. "I retired. Let's put it this way: Had that situation not existed, I would probably still be there. I would have spent at least a couple more years there," Horner said to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. »


- Karen Mizoguchi

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Jurassic Park Advisor Jack Horner, 70, Claims He Was Let Go by Museum for Relationship with 19-Year-Old Student

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Jack Horner is a famed paleontologist with an impressive resumé including former Montana University System Regents Professor of Paleontology and advisor to Steven Spielberg on the Jurassic Park movies. However, Horner was let go from Montana's Museum of the Rockies after spending 34 years as head curator. According to the 70-year-old, the major problem during his employment was his marriage to then 19-year-old undergraduate student Vanessa Weaver in 2012. "I retired. Let's put it this way: Had that situation not existed, I would probably still be there. I would have spent at least a couple more years there," Horner said to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. »


- Karen Mizoguchi

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Multiple Reports - but Little Evidence - of Scary Clowns Appearing Around S.C. Apartment

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Several residents in a Greenville, South Carolina, apartment complex believe that a group of clowns has appeared mysteriously in the woods nearby, authorities say - though law enforcement isn't so sure. In the past two weeks, sheriff's deputies received reports from Fleetwood Manor Apartments residents claiming clowns with white-painted faces were acting strangely in the area - at least once attempting to lure kids into the woods with money, People confirms. "There has been a couple of people that have seen them," Master Deputy Drew Pinciaro of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office tells People. "Mainly it has been children who »

- Christine Pelisek, @chrispelisek

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Why Do These People Think Clowns Were Trying to Lure Their Kids into the Woods?

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Several residents in a Greenville, South Carolina, apartment complex believe that a group of clowns has appeared mysteriously in the woods nearby, authorities say - though law enforcement isn't so sure. In the past two weeks, sheriff's deputies received reports from Fleetwood Manor Apartments residents claiming clowns with white-painted faces were acting strangely in the area - at least once attempting to lure kids into the woods with money, People confirms. "There has been a couple of people that have seen them," Master Deputy Drew Pinciaro of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office tells People. "Mainly it has been children who »

- Christine Pelisek, @chrispelisek

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Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner: Longtime Friend Carl Reiner Remembers 'Happiest' Moment For the Couple

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Few people were able to experience Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner's romance like Wilder's longtime friend Carl Reiner. "The last time I saw them together was in the South of France in the '70s," Reiner tells People. "He was holding their little dog and it was nestled in his neck and he had his arm around Gilda. The ocean was behind them and it was a beautiful setting." The veteran comedy producer, director, actor and writer says he'll never forget what Radner said in that moment. "She said, 'This is the happiest I'll ever be,'" Reiner recalls. »


- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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