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Nebraska Boy Flies Like Iron Man, Thanks to Make-a-Wish (and 4 More Inspiring Stories)

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Five inspiring stories you might have missed this week. (See last week's list)1. Max Vertin, the Iron Boy of NebraskaMax Vertin suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy but that didn't stop him from deploying his superpowers on Tuesday, reports Kusa. Thanks to the Make-a-Wish foundation, the 8-year-old Nebraska boy visited an indoor wind tunnel, which simulates skydiving conditions, and flew like his favorite superhero, Iron Man. Emulating his hero was just the beginning. Max received a surprise visit from the armored billionaire genius, who was decked out in his full red and gold costume. He presented Max with his very own Iron Man suit. »


- Nathania Johnson

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Kim Novak Answers Back Her Oscar Night Bullies

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Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest. "It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard," Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance. In her letter, Novak said: "I will no longer hold myself back from speaking out against bullies. We can't let people get away with affecting our lives." She had initially remained silent after »


- Associated Press

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Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Bring Brad Pitt into Their Bedroom

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Dax Shepard's love affair with Brad Pitt just got a little more intimate. Earlier this week, the Parenthood actor, 39, visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where Ellen honored his well-known obsession with Pitt by giving him a Legends of the Fall-themed painting showing the two of them together. On Friday, Shepard's wife, Kristen Bell, makes her own appearance on the show, and reveals just where her husband decided to hang the painting. "It was the first thing he showed me when he got home," says Bell, 33. "He's like, 'Come on to my trunk, I gotta show you what Ellen got me. »


- Tim Nudd

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From Time.com: Finding God in the Dark

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This article is available for free for Time magazine subscribers. Subscribe now.Barbara Brown Taylor sets off from her front porch. The lights in her north Georgia farmhouse are off, the chickens have been cooped, and her husband Ed has cleaned the kitchen and gone upstairs to bed. A waning moon will not rise for hours. Time for a walk. Most spiritual seekers spend their lives pursuing enlightenment. But this Eastertide, the woman who ranks among America's leading theologians is encouraging believers and nonbelievers not only to seek the light but to face the darkness too, something that 21st century Americans tend to resist. »


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Peaches Geldof's Funeral Set for Monday

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The family of Peaches Geldof said Friday that her funeral will take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother's funeral was held back in 2000. The church in Kent in southern England is also where Geldof married her second husband, musician Tom Cohen, and where her mother, Paula Yates, married Irish musician Bob Geldof in 1986. Peaches Geldof, a 25-year-old model, television show host and writer, died on April 7 at her home in southeastern England. Police in Kent said a post-mortem examination did not reveal the cause, and a toxicology report could take several weeks. Her family said »


- Associated Press

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All the Ways Scandal Has Hidden Kerry Washington's Baby Bump, by the Numbers

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Every half season of Scandal has its own main scandal: the murder of Amanda Tanner, the election rigging in Ohio, the existence of shadowy CIA squad B613. This spring's abbreviated string of episodes has nominally been centered on the reappearance of Olivia Pope's mother, but true Scandal fans know that that's a false-flag operation. The real scandal at the heart of the spring's half-season is the disappearance of star Kerry Washington's ever-growing baby bump, which the show's producers have attempted to hide with the worst cover-up the show has ever seen. Don't believe us? Here's the evidence, by the numbers. »


- Nate Jones

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Lindsay Lohan's Own Documentary Series Finale: Get a Sneak Peek

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The two-hour finale of Lindsay seems primed to keep people talking about Lindsay Lohan's struggle to revive her career and stay sober. "It's a really f------up disease and it's really scary," she says through tears as she talks about alcoholism in this sneak peek from the finale. The episode hints at Lohan's bout with temptation as she sits at a party while champagne flows around her, and tackles the fallout from a leak of her supposed list of former lovers. It also promises to answer why Lohan briefly went M.I.A. during production on the series. "For those »


- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

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12 Killed, 3 Missing in Deadliest Avalanche Ever on Mount Everest

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An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit just them below Camp 2 at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts. Rescue workers pulled out 12 bodies from under mounds of snow and ice and were searching for the three missing guides, Lamsal said. Two Sherpas who »


- Associated Press

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Kate Suggests William Try an Alpaca Wool Hairpiece

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Talk about an heir-raising joke. The Duchess of Cambridge has suggested that husband William try a new solution to cover up his bald spot - a wig made of alpaca wool! Kate made the playful jibe Friday after being shown a tuft of the wool at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, an agricultural event that welcomed more than 150,000 visitors. "The prince was interested in the alpaca, and as I showed it to them, the princess said he should put it on his head," show exhibitor Lyn Crejan said. "She said, 'You need it more than me' and pointed to his head, »


- Simon Perry

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Columbus Short: I Feel 'Raw and Vulnerable' Right Now

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Judging from the group of people who flocked into Hollywood's Couture lounge on Thursday night, it's clear Columbus Short has a slew of supporters. But following the release of some court documents filed on Tuesday by his now-estranged, wife Tuere Tanee Short, that claim (among other things) that he threatened to kill her, the Scandal star, 31, is geared up for what's ahead with his reputation. "To be honest with you, I'm feeling raw, focused, vulnerable and in a perfect place to write great music," he told People as he was promoting the new single, "Gave You," off his upcoming album. »


- Dahvi Shira

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Seahawks' Christine Michael Takes Texas Girl with Autism to Prom

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Many girls go to the prom with a football player. But how many get to go with a Super Bowl champion? No doubt, Taylor Kirkwood, 18, was the envy of most girls at the Anahuac High School prom in Baytown, Texas, on April 12 when she showed up in a beautiful pink dress with Christine Michael, a running back for reigning Super Bowl champ Seattle Seahawks. "It was the most magical night of her life," Kirkwood's mother, Stacie Holmes, tells People. "He was the perfect gentleman. He took her out to dinner before, posed for photos and made the night all about her. »

- Caitlin Keating

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Robin Roberts: "I'm So Much Stronger Now"

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Robin Roberts is dancing around her Manhattan living room in her bare feet, reprising her grand entrance on Dancing with the Stars—this time, without the 6-in. stilettos. Step, step, spin and dip. The 53-year-old Good Morning America anchor, who appeared as a guest judge last month, has apparently got moves. More than that, Roberts says, "I've got my mojo back!" After facing the fight of her life against a blood and bone-marrow disease called myelodysplastic syndrome, the beloved anchor and breast cancer survivor is not only still standing, she's got a new spring in her step. Her skin is glowing, »


- Sharon Cotliar

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Scandal's Season Finale: Why It Was So Satisfying

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Scandal is a pleasure so guilty, at the end of any given season - and Thursday's third season finale was fabulous - you expect to be handed some sort of subpoena, summons or writ. Warning: Major spoilers ahead!There must be something morally wrong, or at least suspect, about enjoying a drama that so blithely sacrifices characters just to keep the crazy ride going. For instance, President "Fitz" Grant's son, Jerry, whom we knew primarily as a rather truculent young man and (for most of his brief life on the show) as the son possibly not of Fitz at all but of Fitz's monstrous father, »


- PEOPLE TV Critic Tom Gliatto

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Scandal's Season Finale: Why It Was So Satisfying

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Scandal is a pleasure so guilty, at the end of any given season - and Thursday's third-season finale was fabulous - you expect to be handed some sort of subpoena, summons or writ. Warning: Major season finale spoilers ahead!There must be something morally wrong, or at least suspect, about enjoying a drama that so blithely sacrifices characters just to keep the crazy ride going. For instance, President "Fitz" Grant's son, Jerry, whom we knew primarily as a rather truculent young man and (in fact) the son not of Fitz at all but of Fitz's monstrous father, who raped Fitz's wife, »


- PEOPLE TV Critic Tom Gliatto

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American Idol Loses Another Contestant

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Stress is expected on elimination nights at American Idol, and this Thursday was no exception. After judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. gave rave reviews to most of the Top 7 during Wednesday night's performance show, it was anyone's guess who would be sent home from the Fox reality singing competition this week. The tension in the studio was palpable, as host Ryan Seacrest began to reveal which contestants had been voted into the Top 6. Warning: Spoiler ahead!Eventually, only Jessica Meuse, and Dexter Roberts were left in jeopardy of being sent home by America's votes, with Roberts »


- Patrick Gomez

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