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The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health SportsBall 2017 Gala to Honor Soledad O'Brien

SportsBall 2017, the 23rd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (Aaiuh), will take place on Wednesday, October 18th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Renowned guests representing sports, philanthropy, business, entertainment, and medicine will gather at the Grand Hyatt in New York City to celebrate the legacy of tennis champion and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. SportsBall features interactive games, dinner buffet, dancing, entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a silent auction. Each guest receives a complimentary pair of Adidas sneakers generously donated by Rack Room Shoes and Adidas.

The gala will be co-hosted by Cheryl Wills, Award-winning NY1 News Anchor, host of In Focus with Cheryl Wills, and best-selling author, and David Ushery, Emmy Award-winning NBC 4 New York News Anchor and Reporter. Creator of The Debrief with David Ushery.

The gala will honor Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, speaker, and author; Robert Gore, MD,
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Bill Lawrence Unharmed After Plane Crash in New York (Watch Footage)

Bill Lawrence Unharmed After Plane Crash in New York (Watch Footage)
TV producer Bill Lawrence was involved in a plane crash in New York City on Friday. The “Scrubs” and “Spin City” creator was left unharmed.

The accident occurred early this evening in Manhattan and caused the aircraft to land in the East River near E. 20th St., according to Wabc. The local New York news outlet reports that the Fdny responded to the disabled seaplane, after its pontoon apparently broke. The plane originally took off from the East Hampton Airport around 2:35 p.m. Et.

Lawrence took to social media to detail the incident, posting numerous photos and even a video of the seaplane landing in the water.

On Twitter, the “Cougar Town” creator wrote that no one on the plane, including his daughter, was hurt. He tweeted, “Wild day. Daughter and all ok. First plane crash. Thanks NYC emergency folks.”

The veteran comedy TV writer, who was clearly left unharmed and made light of the scary
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Mary Tyler Moore Dead at 80, Remembered as 'Visionary Who Turned the World on With Her Smile'

Mary Tyler Moore Dead at 80, Remembered as 'Visionary Who Turned the World on With Her Smile'
Mary Tyler Moore, star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, died on Wednesday. She was 80.The beloved icon passed away “in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” Moore’s longtime rep, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

It had been reported early Wednesday that the TV icon was in a Connecticut hospital in critical condition. TMZ noted that,
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Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80
Television great Mary Tyler Moore, the beloved star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Wednesday in Connecticut, her publicist confirmed. She was 80.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” read the statement from Mara Buxbaum, her longtime rep. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

The vivacious brunette performer transformed the image of women on television first as Van Dyke’s sexy, vulnerable wife Laura Petrie and then as single career girl Mary Richards in her own series. Her work in the two series brought Moore five Emmy Awards, in 1965, 1966, 1973, 1974 and 1976. She won another Emmy for 1993 TV special “Stolen Babies.”

Moore
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Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80
Television great Mary Tyler Moore, the beloved star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Wednesday in Connecticut, her publicist confirmed. She was 80.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” read the statement from Mara Buxbaum, her longtime rep. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

The vivacious brunette performer transformed the image of women on television first as Van Dyke’s sexy, vulnerable wife Laura Petrie and then as single career girl Mary Richards in her own series. Her work in the two series brought Moore five Emmy Awards, in 1965, 1966, 1973, 1974 and 1976. She won another Emmy for 1993 TV special “Stolen Babies.
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14 years ago today: ‘Zoolander’ opened in theaters

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14 years ago today: ‘Zoolander’ opened in theaters
14 years ago today, Derek Zoolander and his unforgettable Blue Steel pose catwalked into theaters when “Zoolander" had its big screen debut on Sept. 28, 2001. Created by Stiller and stand-up comedian/TV writer Drake Sather, the dimwitted model character was first introduced to audiences back in 1996 in a sketch at the VH1 Fashion Awards. Watch the original VH1 skit below and see if you can discern the nuances in Zoolander’s Blue Steel and Ferrari looks: A sequel for “Zoolander” is set to open in theaters on Feb. 12, 2016. Other notable Sept. 28 happenings in pop culture history: • 1963: The Beach Boys’ “Little Deuce Coupe” peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. It spent a total of 11 weeks on the chart. • 1968: The manager of Big Brother and the Holding Company announced that Janis Joplin would be leaving the band at the end of that year. • 1968: The Beatles began their longest reign at
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