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Selena Gomez Attends 2017 Breaking Through Lupus Gala

The Lupus Research Alliance celebrated the 2017 Breaking through Lupus Gala to shed a spotlight on breakthroughs from the previous years, and the importance of lupus research to deliver discoveries to come.

Selena Gomez helps raise Lupus awareness at Lupus Research Alliance Breaking through Lupus Gala

With the generous support of nearly 700 attendees, the landmark event raised over $3.2 million – with every dollar going directly to fund lupus research programs.

Major supporter, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke was recognized for his strong dedication to corporate responsibility and innovation. The 2017 Gala honoree commented, “NBCUniversal is honored to support those affected by lupus worldwide with a contribution of $1 million to fund the best in scientific study through the Lupus Research Alliance.”

One of the most influential performers worldwide, Selena Gomez joined the Lupus Research Alliance celebration to share her story for the first time directly with the lupus community and the organization she kindly supports.
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Plaza Hotel Offers Pricey Home Alone Experience for the Holidays

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Want to live Home Alone? Now you can! Yes, it's that time of year again. Time to hang out with the family twice within a 30-day time frame and relive childhood trauma. Or, you can spend $900 a night to get the full Kevin McAllister treatment and pretend that your family totally forgot all about you. The Plaza Hotel, where Home Alone 2 took place, is offering fans of the movie a once (or twice) in a lifetime chance to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lost in New York with authentic 90s themed cocktails and signature dishes to throw you back to 1992.

Rates start at $900 dollars, so only slightly less than the $967 dollars Kevin McAllister spent on room service during his stay. The hotel website says, "In-room and throughout the hotel a variety of experiences inspired by Kevin's time over the holiday's here at The Plaza will come to life for guests to enjoy.
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‘The Mindy Project’ Finale Proves Mindy Kaling Is Ready for Her ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Gig

‘The Mindy Project’ Finale Proves Mindy Kaling Is Ready for Her ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Gig
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Mindy Project” series finale, “It Had to Be You.”]

The Mindy Project” came to an end on Tuesday with its series finale, and every major character finds love or fulfillment in some form. Everything comes full circle with Dr. Mindy Lahiri (creator and star Mindy Kaling) fleeing from a wedding on a bicycle while wearing a sequined dress. But what a difference six seasons and countless boyfriends make. In the pilot, Mindy’s bike escape is sparked by going on a drunken rant at her ex’s wedding. In the finale, she’s peddling away from her good friend’s wedding into the arms of the man she loves.

Over the course of five years and two networks, Kaling refined her romantic comedy style, which ranged from irreverent and goofy to idealistic and contemplative. It hasn’t always been the most consistent, though, and season-to-season has ranged wildly in tone and execution. This was partially due to the network switch,
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‘The Mindy Project’ Finale Proves Mindy Kaling Is Ready for Her ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Gig

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‘The Mindy Project’ Finale Proves Mindy Kaling Is Ready for Her ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Gig
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Mindy Project” series finale, “It Had to Be You.”]

The Mindy Project” came to an end on Tuesday with its series finale, and every major character finds love or fulfillment in some form. Everything comes full circle with Dr. Mindy Lahiri (creator and star Mindy Kaling) fleeing from a wedding on a bicycle while wearing a sequined dress. But what a difference six seasons and countless boyfriends make. In the pilot, Mindy’s bike escape is sparked by going on a drunken rant at her ex’s wedding. In the finale, she’s peddling away from her good friend’s wedding into the arms of the man she loves.

Over the course of five years and two networks, Kaling refined her romantic comedy style, which ranged from irreverent and goofy to idealistic and contemplative. It hasn’t always been the most consistent, though, and season-to-season has ranged wildly in tone and execution. This was partially due to the network switch,
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Get Excited, Ya Filthy Animals - There's a Home Alone 2 Experience at the Plaza Hotel

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Image Source: Everett Collection Indisputable fact: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is one of the best holiday movies of all time. While Home Alone was, of course, a classic, moving the high jinks to the Big Apple took everything up a notch in the best possible way. One of the most memorable parts of the movie (apart from electrocutions, burning ropes doused in gasoline, and a newfound pigeon-loving friend) is Kevin McCallister's lavish experience at New York's Plaza Hotel. As we all remember, he manages to jack up a $967 bill during his stay - the ice cream sundae alone had to set his dad's credit card back a few bucks. As kids, we dreamed of having a huge hotel suite to ourselves and living it up in the type of luxury Kevin indulged in. Image Source: 20th Century Fox Well, we're adults now - and in honor of
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wins Second Term, Heightens Focus on Film, TV Job Growth

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wins Second Term, Heightens Focus on Film, TV Job Growth
Bill de Blasio is cruising to an easy victory in the race for mayor of New York City, setting up a second term for the incumbent Democrat who faced weak opposition at the polls.

With just under half of all precincts reporting, de Blasio was leading his closest challenger, Republican Nicole Malliotakis, by a wide margin, with more than 61% of the vote, according to early election returns.

De Blasio, who touts universal pre-k as the banner achievements of his first term, has pledged to focus on affordable housing and otherwise address the high cost of living in New York City. For the entertainment industry, one of the city’s biggest economic drivers, the administration plans to heighten efforts of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in the areas of job training and professional and workforce development.

The local entertainment industry was kickstarted under the Bloomberg administration in the wake of 9/11, and now has grown to become
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Watch John Oliver on Why It's Absurd to Give Amazon a Tax Break

Watch John Oliver on Why It's Absurd to Give Amazon a Tax Break
Many state and local governments aim to expand business and jobs by offering major tax breaks to companies such as Amazon. But as John Oliver detailed on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, these incentives are ineffective at job creation – and those millions (or, in some cases, billions) – of dollars could go toward more critical institutions like schools and hospitals.

For example, New York's business incentive program, StartUpNY, offers zero property, corporate, business or income tax for a full decade. "I believe that sound you just heard is Donald Trump getting an erection,
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Jeph Loeb Explains Why Avengers Tower Doesn’t Appear More Often In Marvel TV Shows

Here’s the thing: If you set out to create a cohesive universe of characters and stories across film and television, audiences are going to question inconsistencies. It’s a very exciting thing to watch a vast and detailed creative endeavour unfold and expand before our very eyes, but such projects invite scrutiny, and scrutiny – more often than not – highlights bizarre omissions. This is why, when the co-executive producers of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, recently accepted an award from the National Broadcaster’s Association, they were questioned about the notable absence of the Avengers Tower in their many TV series.

The award they were accepting was a ‘Created In New York’ award, intended to celebrate work that’s closely interwoven with the iconic city. Loeb and Chory spent time discussing with Inverse the importance of the setting in terms of the history of Stan Lee and Marvel,
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Utah Man Decorates Home with the Ultimate King Kong Display

The Giant Terror Gorilla has taken over Ammon Smith’s house for Halloween. King Kong in all his beastly glory is poised to whack those bi-planes out of the air, while keeping a great grip on the Empire State Building and Fay Wray. The Giant Terror Gorilla, Merian C. Cooper’s original conception of Kong, aptly describes the latest version of Ammon’s gigantic gorilla. Ammon’s Kong is all set to greet this year’s trick-or-treaters, and Ammon has stocked up on extra candy, too. It’s the perfect year for it. The original King Kong was opened on March 2, 1933 in New York

Utah Man Decorates Home with the Ultimate King Kong Display
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J.Lo and A-Rod Personally Raise $26 Million for Puerto Rico — with $9 Million More Pledged During Telecast

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J.Lo and A-Rod Personally Raise $26 Million for Puerto Rico — with $9 Million More Pledged During Telecast
On Saturday night, Jennifer Lopez performed at One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief — the Puerto Rico benefit concert and telethon she organized with her ex-husband Marc Anthony and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.

Lopez and Rodriguez personally raised $26 million in corporate pledges and donations prior to the event from the business, sports and entertainment world, and another $9 million was pledged during the event.

In addition to singing several of her hit tracks, Lopez also took the stage to champion the fundraising efforts of the show’s star-studded participants. The superstar was appointed a co-chair of the Empire State Relief
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We Tried It: A Super-Early Morning Yoga Class at the Top of the Empire State Building

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We Tried It: A Super-Early Morning Yoga Class at the Top of the Empire State Building
What It Is: “Sunrise Yoga” at the top of the Empire State Building

Who Tried It: Grace Gavilanes, People.com associate editor

Level of Difficulty: 4/10 … Sure, there was yoga, but this experience was less about perfecting downward dog and more about the ahhh-inducing moments. And there were plenty of them.

Confession: I’m a born and bred New Yorker — and until this class, I’d never visited the Empire State Building. I’d been in its vicinity, though it was most likely because I gave into a burrito craving at the nearby Chipotle.

Since this seems to be a common thread among native New Yorkers,
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Las Vegas Shows Canceled in Wake of Deadly Shooting at Music Festival

Las Vegas Shows Canceled in Wake of Deadly Shooting at Music Festival
Las Vegas’ biggest resort groups are canceling shows in the wake of Sunday’s deadly shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival.

A spokesperson for MGM Resorts tells Et that Monday’s shows at all of their properties have been called off. The company owns a string of resorts, including Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, which was at the center of the devastating shooting and is home to Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson One.

All other Cirque du Soleil productions in Las Vegas have also been canceled for Monday, as have performances by the Blue Man Group.

“As the tragic events unfolded, all Cirque du Soleil’s theatres were immediately put into lock‐down in collaboration with local authorities,” Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group said in a statement. “Audience members that were attending the shows have since been authorized to leave the theaters. For the time being, none of Cirque
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Stomp Out Bullying Calls To Change The Culture This National Bullying Prevention Month

In honor of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, Stomp Out Bullying, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

Throughout the month the organization will raise much needed awareness for the cultural shift with various activations, partnerships and celebrity support.

“We have always been an organization dedicated to spreading kindness and preventing bullying and cyberbullying. However, this year, we were driven more than ever to help communities, youth, students and society to realize that what we really need is to change the culture from one of cruelty to one of civility,” said Ross Ellis, CEO and Founder of Stomp Out Bullying. “This October, we mark 12 years as an organization, 12 years where we’ve spent unmeasurable hours dedicated to empowering today’s youth
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Couple ‘Lights Up the Sky’ with a Ferris Wheel Gender Reveal After Losing One of Their Twins

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Couple ‘Lights Up the Sky’ with a Ferris Wheel Gender Reveal After Losing One of Their Twins
After a couple lost one of their twins during pregnancy, an expectant father was determined to cheer up his fiancée by “lighting up the sky.”

Matt Ostergaard desperately wanted to help his fiancée, Adrianna Zbik, 29, out of a depression she experienced after losing one of her twins to vanishing twin syndrome—which occurs when a fetus disappears into the uterus as a result of a miscarriage.

“We were prepping for twins, we were looking for a bigger vehicle, a bigger house, a bigger everything,” Ostergaard, 36, of East Windsor, New Jersey, tells People. “It put her in a real depression. We
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3rd Annual Tidal X: Brooklyn Concert To Benefit Hurricane Relief

Global music and entertainment platform Tidal has announced the lineup for the 3rd Annual “Tidal X: Brooklyn” charity concert hosted by Angie Martinez.

The event includes Jay-z, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Fifth Harmony, Joey Bada$$, Willow Smith, Belly, Iggy Azalea, Jessie Reyez, Mack Wilds, Machel Montano, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Mr. Eazi, Charly Black, Princess Nokia, Tee Grizzley, Rapsody, Kranium, Chloe x Halle, Cipha Sounds, Victory and more with special appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. This year’s performers are coming together in an effort to raise awareness and funds for organizations that support relief and recovery for those affected by the unprecedented natural disasters, including: Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes that took place in Mexico.

Tidal also announced that BACARDĺ rum will be the
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Tidal Needs Your Help To Charter 200,000 Pounds of Supplies to Puerto Rico

Tidal Needs Your Help To Charter 200,000 Pounds of Supplies to Puerto Rico
Tidal is doing their part to help those in need.

The subscription based music company launched the Tidal X: Puerto Rico initiative on Thursday to help families in Puerto Rico who have been heavily affected by the destruction of Hurricane Maria.

As part of the initiative, Tidal has pledged to charter a cargo plane that will transport 200,000 pounds of supplies to Puerto Rico, including batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products.

But, they need your help to hit their target goal! Artists such as Fat Joe, Romeo Santos and radio personality, Angie Martinez, will be at one of the 19 drop off points in New York to help collect donations. For those outside of New York who wish to help, monetary donations are being accepted at Tidal.com/PuertoRico.

Related: Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million to Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Exclusive: 'Star Wars' Star Diego Luna Urges Fans to Help
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Tidal Is Helping the People of Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts in a Major Way

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Tidal Is Helping the People of Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts in a Major Way
Tidal stepping up in a big way when it comes to helping the people of Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria last week. Most of the 3.4 million people who live on the Caribbean island and U.S. territory have been without electricity and thousands have been rendered homeless due to the storm. Residents are also in dire need of drinking water, food and fuel. Cell service is scarce and hospitals struggle to operate. "Tidal, in partnership with [New York] Governor Andrew Cuomo's Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, has announced the start of the Tidal X: Puerto Rico initiative with the charter of a cargo plane that will bring much needed supplies to aid in the recovery and relief...
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Tidal X Brooklyn's Lineup Will Have You Scrambling For Tickets - and It's For a Good Cause

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Tidal X Brooklyn's Lineup Will Have You Scrambling For Tickets - and It's For a Good Cause
A post shared by Tidal (@tidal) on Sep 27, 2017 at 3:01pm Pdt When you read the names of the artists who are set to perform at the third annual Tidal X Brooklyn concert, you are going to audibly gasp. Jay-z, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, and Daddy Yankee are just a few of the stars coming together on Oct. 17 to raise awareness and funds to support the relief and recovery efforts for the natural disasters that have struck the world in the last few weeks. According to a press release, 100 percent of the proceeds of the concert will be donated to organizations including The Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico, Global Giving, All Hands Volunteers, Kids in Need Foundation, Direct Relief, One America Appeal, Greater Houston Community Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union, Miami Community Foundation, Habitat For Humanity in Puerto Rico, and more. The concert will be hosted
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Jay-z, Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony & More to Perform at 3rd Annual Tidal Benefit Concert

Jay-z, Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony & More to Perform at 3rd Annual Tidal Benefit Concert
Music's biggest names are continuing to come together in support of those affected by the recent hurricanes.

On Wednesday, Jay-z's global music and entertainment platform, Tidal, announced the lineup for the 3rd Annual Tidal X: Brooklyn charity concert.

The star-studded lineup features the rapper, along with Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Joey Bada$$, Willow Smith, Belly, Iggy Azalea, Jessie Reyez, Mack Wilds, Machel Montano, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Mr. Eazi, Charly Black, Princess Nokia, Tee Grizzley, Rapsody, Kranium, Chloe x Halle, Cipha Sounds, Victory and more. 

Related: Jennifer Lopez and Ex Marc Anthony Launch Star-Studded Humanitarian Disaster Relief Initiative

Hosted by radio DJ Angie Martinez, with special appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tidal X: Brooklyn concert will take place on Oct. 17 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

The proceeds will benefit organizations that support relief
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Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million to Help With Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

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Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million to Help With Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico
Jennifer Lopez is reaching into her own pocket to help hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. During a press conference in New York City, the 48-year-old revealed she is donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas residency to help the Caribbean island get back on its feet after the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico with Jennifer serving as co-chair alongside Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and former Secretary of State of New York Cesar Perales. The effort will "provide needed services, goods and funds to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and rebuild, and provides opportunities for New Yorkers to contribute to the relief efforts," a press release from the Governor's office states. "I am proud to be here to join Governor Cuomo and all New Yorkers to support the people of Puerto Rico,
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