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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

‘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

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

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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Michael J. Fox Recuperating From Spinal Surgery: ‘He Is Recovering, Feeling Great’

Michael J. Fox is on the mend following spinal surgery, with the B.C.-born actor’s rep confirming to People that he recently underwent surgery. “Michael J. Fox recently underwent spinal surgery unrelated to his Parkinson’s,” spokesperson Leslie Sloane told the magazine. Related: Michael J. Fox Joins Instagram “He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on
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Avicii's Ex-Girlfriend Emily Goldberg Breaks Silence After DJ's Death

The news of Avicii's passing earlier today has understandably startled the music industry and loved ones are still reeling from the tragic loss. Emily Goldberg, an ex-girlfriend of the late Swedish DJ, took to Instagram to share her most treasured photos of their time together as well as a message to the late star's many fans around the world. "'Come on babe, don't give up on us. Choose me, and I'll show you love.' Those are the lyrics from a song Tim wrote for me. I wish I could have lived up to them," she began by writing. Tk "For the two years we were together, he was closest confidante, and my best friend. Now I can't look at Bear without knowing I'll...
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Angelina Jolie Talks About Her Fight to End Deforestation -- and Teaching Knox to Fly a Plane!

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Angelina Jolie Talks About Her Fight to End Deforestation -- and Teaching Knox to Fly a Plane!
Angelina Jolie is fighting to make the world a better place for her kids one tree at a time.

The environmentalist filmmaker, 42, recently appeared alongside Queen Elizabeth and Sir David Attenborough in the ITV special The Queen’s Green Planet, which focused on her forest conservation work in Namibia. The new documentary highlights the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project, which aims to create and protect areas of indigenous forest across all 53 Commonwealth nations, of which Namibia is a member.

The Namibian government asked Jolie to help developed the country’s contribution to the Queen’s project in 2016 due to her previous work as a conservationist.
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Michael J. Fox Recovering From Spinal Surgery ''Unrelated'' to Parkinson's Disease

Michael J. Fox Recovering From Spinal Surgery ''Unrelated'' to Parkinson's Disease
Michael J. Fox recently underwent spinal surgery, a rep for the actor announced Friday.  The procedure was "unrelated" to his Parkinson's disease, his spokesperson Leslie Sloane confirmed to People. "He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer."  Fox recently cancelled an appearance scheduled for the last week of April at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Canada. At the time, the event cited "unforeseen circumstances" for the reason behind his absence.  The 56-year-old actor made an appearance on Good Morning America earlier this month, where he opened up about his role...
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Amy Schumer’s Stylist on Her I Feel Pretty Wardrobe: Amy Wanted to Be 'Comfortable and Effortless'

Amy Schumer’s Stylist on Her I Feel Pretty Wardrobe: Amy Wanted to Be 'Comfortable and Effortless'
For as much time as celebrities spend with their glam squads, it’s inevitable that they’d become close friends. And Amy Schumer is so tight with her longtime stylist, Leesa Evans, that their work extends well past red carpet styling.

Evans actually helped Schumer find a wedding dress (she picked the first and only dress Schumer tried on!) and Schumer tapped Evans to style her character in the new film, I Feel Pretty. We caught up with Evans to find out all about the process of styling a major movie and what it’s like working with the comedian.
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Mel B Says Her Ex is Trying to Steal the Glory for Daughter's Therapy

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Mel B says Stephen Belafonte is trying to pull a fast one by making it look like he decided to get their daughter into therapy, and she adds his brainwashing allegations are desperate. According to new legal docs ... Mel B says she reached out to Stephen in late 2017 to get counseling for their 6-year-old daughter, Madison. Instead of agreeing and helping out, Mel claims Stephen waited a few months to file docs in which he accuses her of brainwashing Madison.
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Selena Gomez Has Junk Food-Filled Viewing Party for Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty

Selena Gomez Has Junk Food-Filled Viewing Party for Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty
Selena Gomez had the ultimate movie night on Thursday while watching a screening of Amy Schumer‘s new movie I Feel Pretty.

The singer gathered her girlfriends and a variety of junk food to watch the film in her pajamas at home.

After quickly taking a bite, Gomez says “I’m getting to watch Amy Schumer’s new movie I Feel Pretty with Caroline and we got pizza, an enchilada casserole, I got blackberry ice cream, strawberry vanilla ice cream and cookie dough something and then cones. So I feel pretty.”

Gomez captioned the video with a glowing review of the film.
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Celebrate Her Brother's Wedding in Mexico

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Celebrate Her Brother's Wedding in Mexico
Love is in the air!  Justin Timberlake recently pressed pause on his Man of the Woods Tour to celebrate the marriage of Jessica Biel's brother Justin Biel and his new wife, Rose Muniz. A source tells E! News the A-list couple flew to Mexico from Las Vegas on a private jet, where they've enjoyed "a great week relaxing with family."  In photos published by The Daily Mail, J.T. and Jessica were dressed to the nines for the beachside ceremony. The actress looked lovely in an off-the-shoulder creme gown while her pop star hubby kept it classic in a simple suit. Both served as a bridesmaid and groomsman.  Ahead of Thursday's wedding festivities, the...
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