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Singer Roberta Flack Rushed to Hospital from Apollo Theater

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Singer Roberta Flack Rushed to Hospital from Apollo Theater
"Killing Me Softly" singer Roberta Flack's performance at the Apollo Theater was cut short Friday night as she was taken by ambulance to a hospital ... TMZ has learned. Roberta was performing a charity concert for the Jazz Foundation of America when she fell ill. Fdny tells us the ambulance arrived around 8:50 Pm Est, and she was taken to a hospital in Harlem. We're told the 81-year-old singer Roberta was able to leave the
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Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery

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Michael J Fox in Recovery After Spinal Surgery
Michael J. Fox has recently undergone spinal surgery and is currently recovering, according to the actor’s spokesperson.

Fox, who currently has a recurring guest arc on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” “recently underwent spinal surgery unrelated to his Parkinson’s,” his rep said in a statement. “He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer.”

The reason for the surgery was not made public.

Also Read: Michael J Fox to Guest Star on 5 Episodes of ABC's 'Designated Survivor'

Fox was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative nervous system disorder, in 1991. In a recent interview, the actor said he was told he’d only be able to continue acting for up to 10 years.

“It was scary,” he said. “I was 29 years old and so it was the last thing I expected to hear. I thought I’d hurt my shoulder doing some stunt because I had a twitch in my pinkie. And the doctor said ‘You have Parkinson’s disease.’ He said, ‘The good news is that you have 10 years of work left.'”

Since then, Fox has continued to work for more than two decades, with recent roles on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Good Wife” and his own 2013 NBC sitcom “The Michael J. Fox Show.”

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Bill Cosby Retrial: Comedian’s Legal Team Struggles to Produce Key Witness

Bill Cosby Retrial: Comedian’s Legal Team Struggles to Produce Key Witness
Bill Cosby retrial judge Steven T. O’Neill is deliberating until Monday on whether or not to allow portions of a key witness’ previous deposition to be read to the jury, as the defense has requested. The witness, Sheri Williams — purportedly a close friend of Cosby’s alleged sexual assault victim Andrea Constand — has not responded to subpoenas, according to the defense attorneys, who have tried in vain to question her for Cosby’s retrial.

Cosby’s defense team believes Williams would have special insight into their allegation that Constand plotted to lie about Cosby assaulting her for money.

Witnesses that the defense did procure for the stand on Friday made for relatively brief and unrevealing interviews. Debbie Meister, a Cosby personal assistant, produced documents of his past itineraries and flight schedules. Prosecutor Kevin Steele made short work of having Meister, who began working for Cosby in 2010, clarify that she was not present in 2004 when Constand’s alleged assault took place.
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‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Accused of Recruiting for NXIVM, Group Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding Women

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‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Accused of Recruiting for NXIVM, Group Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding Women
Actress Allison Mack, known for her work on the superhero TV series “Smallville,” was arrested Friday and accused of recruiting women into a purported self-help organization, NXIVM, in which they were required to work and have sex with the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, prosecutors said.

U.S. attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement Friday that Mack recruited women for Raniere, and that the women were “exploited, both sexually and for their labor.” He said Mack, who was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, is accused of “directly or implicitly” requiring women “to engage in sexual activity with Raniere. In exchange for this, Mack received financial and other benefits from Raniere.”

Raniere was arrested in Mexico in March. He traveled there after The New York Times published a report in October about the group branding women. Mack’s involvement with the group has long been a subject of speculation: She can be seen in a series of conversations posted to YouTube last year, smilingly interviewing Raniere about his teachings.

His charges in March involve sex trafficking and conspiring to force labor. According to Donoghue, Raniere, known within the group as “The Vanguard,” created “a secret society of women whom he had sex with and branded with his initials, coercing them with the threat of releasing their highly personal information and taking their assets.”
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Harvey Weinstein Seeks Emails He Says Will Help Him ‘Defend Himself’ in Court

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Harvey Weinstein Seeks Emails He Says Will Help Him ‘Defend Himself’ in Court
Harvey Weinstein filed court papers in Delaware bankruptcy court on Friday seeking emails from The Weinstein Co. that his lawyers say will help him defend himself in civil proceedings and criminal investigations.

“It is critical that Mr. Weinstein be granted access to e-mails relevant to the certain civil proceedings and criminal investigations and that are in the Debtors’ possession, as they were sent or received by his TWC e-mail accounts,” the papers read. “The Debtors’ continued refusal to permit Mr. Weinstein to access these emails has significantly impinged his ability to effectively defend himself from these allegations and is a continuing deprivation of his due-process rights.
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Avicii Dies at 28

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Avicii Dies at 28
Artist, DJ, and producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii, died Friday afternoon in Oman, according to a statement from his rep. He was 28.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

One of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time — he scored a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” regularly appeared in the Top 5 of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid DJs” lists — he retired from live performing in 2016 at the peak of his success, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking.
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Jenna Dewan Drops Her Married Name on Social Media 3 Weeks After Channing Tatum Split

Jenna Dewan Drops Her Married Name on Social Media 3 Weeks After Channing Tatum Split
Jenna Dewan has taken the next step in her split from Channing Tatum: changing her last name on social media.

The 37-year-old dancer and actress has changed her social media name from “Jenna Dewan Tatum” back to “Jenna Dewan.”

Her change comes three weeks after Dewan and Tatum jointly announced they were splitting after nearly nine years of marriage.

“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” the pair said in a joint statement to People on April 2, which was shared on their Twitter and Instagram pages soon after. “There are no secrets nor salacious events at the
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Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ Film to Premiere on MTV and BET

Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ Film to Premiere on MTV and BET
Janelle Monae’s new 44-minute “emotion picture” for “Dirty Computer” will premiere on MTV and BET on April 26, the companies announced. Monae’s album will be released the following day.

The film, which co-stars Tessa Thompson is described in a press release as “the story of a young woman named Jane 57821 (Janelle Monae), who is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as ‘computers.’ … ‘Dirty Computer’ explores humanity and what truly happens to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when mind and machines merge, and when the government chooses fear over freedom.
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Natalie Portman Denounced by Israeli Government Over Decision Not to Attend Awards

Natalie Portman Denounced by Israeli Government Over Decision Not to Attend Awards
Israel's minister for culture and sports has denounced Natalie Portman's decision to decline an award in her homeland of Israel over politics.

"I was saddened to hear that Natalie Portman has fallen as a ripe fruit in the hands of BDS supporters," stated Miri Regev, associating the actress' act with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. "Natalie, a Jewish actress who was born in Israel, now joins those who refer to the success and wonder of the rebirth of Israel as 'a tale of darkness and darkness.'"

Regev's reference was to the Oscar winner's 2015 directorial feature debut...
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Rachel Weisz, 48, Reveals She's Expecting First Child with Husband Daniel Craig

Rachel Weisz, 48, Reveals She's Expecting First Child with Husband Daniel Craig
Rachel Weisz and husband Daniel Craig have a “little human” on the way.

The couple are expecting their first child together, the actress, 48, told the New York Times while discussing her new movie, Disobedience.

“I’ll be showing soon,” she told the Times, adding, “Daniel and I are so happy.”

Continued Weisz, “We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.”
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Jimmy Fallon Gets Choked up Honoring Tina Fey: I 'Hope' My Daughters Grow Up to Be 'Like You'

Jimmy Fallon Gets Choked up Honoring Tina Fey: I 'Hope' My Daughters Grow Up to Be 'Like You'
It’s become a common routine on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for the host to introduce his unsuspecting guests to their idols. But on Thursday night, it was Fallon’s turn to gush over a celebrity.

Fallon and his former Saturday Night Live castmate Tina Fey surprised fans at Mean Girls: The Musical in a special segment. While the show attendees stood in front of a poster and gushed over Fey, she and Fallon hid out in a back room listening in. At the opportune moment, both popped out — leading to tears and hugs.

“Tina Fey, you are extremely special to me,
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Will Ferrell Makes First Public Appearance Days After His Car Flipped on Its Side in Scary Accident

Will Ferrell Makes First Public Appearance Days After His Car Flipped on Its Side in Scary Accident
Will Ferrell returned to the stage following a scary car accident on April 13.

On Thursday, the actor, 50, made his first public appearance since the accident at We Day California where he was joined by Macey Hensley, the 7-year-old presidential expert on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, to speak to the crowd inside The Forum.

Ferrell, who was dressed in a blue western style shirt and jeans, also gave a thumbs up to all the attendees.

Six days ago, Ferrell’s SUV that carried him and a group of his friends flipped on its side as a result of a two-car accident.
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Ariana Grande Makes a Triumphant Musical Return With "No Tears Left to Cry"

Ariana Grande Makes a Triumphant Musical Return With
The wait is over. After some cryptic digital promotion, Ariana Grande debuted new music late Thursday night. "No Tears Left to Cry" is Grande's first single from her forthcoming album—and the first to be released after a bombing took the lives of 22 fans during a concert in Manchester in May 2017. "I don't think I've been through anything as traumatic as [what] we've been through," Grande said five months after the attack, giving Coveteur a rare interview. "So…[touring] can be a lot." Grande canceled seven shows right after the incident and swiftly organized a benefit concert, One Love Manchester, which raised millions of dollars for the British Red Cross....
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Avicii's Brother in Oman as Family Seeks Answers

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One of Avicii's family members is on the ground in Oman leading the charge to find out what killed the world famous DJ ... TMZ has learned. Sources in Oman tell us Avicii's older brother, David Bergling, checked into an upscale hotel in the capital city of Muscat on Friday evening ... hours after Avicii was found dead. We're told the hotel where he's staying is about 15 minutes away from Muscat Hills -- the resort where Avicii had been vacationing.
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Glen 'Big Baby' Davis Named Suspect In Felony Assault

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Ex-NBA star Glen "Big Baby" Davis has been officially named a suspect in an assault with a deadly weapon case that left a man seriously injured ... TMZ Sports has learned.  We're told cops believe Davis got into a physical altercation with a man outside of a West Hollywood nightclub on April 8 -- and ultimately slammed the man down on the concrete. Davis allegedly fled the scene before cops arrived.  Sources say the victim was
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Farrah Franklin Says It's Time for a Full Destiny's Child Reunion

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Former Destiny's Child singer Farrah Franklin didn't join Beyonce on stage at Coachella, but she's making it clear -- she's fully on board for the next reunion ... if the queen will have her. Farrah was a member of DC for about 6 months in 2000 -- she was on the "Say My Name" remix -- and she watched Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams onstage last weekend. Zero bitterness, though ... she says she was thrilled like everyone else.
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Jermell Charlo Vows to Sue Gym Over Alleged Racial Incident

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Boxing champ Jermell Charlo is convinced he was banned from working out at a fancy NYC gym because he's black -- and now he's threatening to sue the hell out of them.  TMZ Sports spoke with Charlo who's still Very pissed over what went down at Life Time Athletic Fitness in Manhattan on Thursday night ... when he and his crew were told they would Not be allowed inside.  Charlo says they showed up to work out with his brother,
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Tekashi69 Blows $22.5k On New Bling

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Tekashi69 just keeps throwing his money around and this time he's doing it on several pieces of bling that put a $22,500 hole in his pocket. The NYC rapper linked with Houston-based jeweler JimmyBoi for a pair of rings and two new grills. One ring is of a spinning 69, while the other is a spinning rainbow made out of colorful enamel. There's about 15 carats of diamonds on both atop 14k gold. Grand total ... $17,500. We're told the
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Ufc's Brad Tavares Says Michael Bisping Is Scared He'll Beat His Ass

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Bisping Lol'd at Tavares' challenge -- telling the top-10 middleweight to "get the f**k out!" But, Brad ain't giving up -- saying there's no better option for him unless he's gunnin' for Conor McGregor (yeah ... ain't gon' happen).  That said, Tavares is also down to scrap with another up-and-coming star ... and says he'll "expose him" if he gets the chance!
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Mel B and Stephen Belafonte Slash Price on Hollywood Hills Home

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There Is one thing Mel B and Stephen Belafonte agree on -- their Hollywood Hills home has gotta go, and the exes are knocking another half mil off the asking price to get it done. TMZ has learned the house -- a 4-story, 4,631 sq. ft. contemporary beauty with 4 beds and 6 baths -- was taken off the market at the beginning of the year ... but was relisted for sale Thursday at $7,495,000. Mel and Stephen originally put
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