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Omar Sharif Suffering From Alzheimer’s Disease

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David M. Benett—Getty Images Omar Sharif attends the Chain of Hope Ball, raising funds for children suffering from heart disease, at The Grosvenor House Hotel on November 21, 2014 in London, England.

The film star is resting at his home in Egypt

The star who won accolades for his role in films including Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Omar Sharif’s agent said Monday that the 83-year-old actor was resting at his home in Egypt, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Egyptian-born Sharif began his career in the 1950s and claimed international fame for his role in Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, starring with Peter O’Toole and winning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

He also played the lead role in Doctor Zhivago in 1965, and starred in Funny Girl with Barbara Streisand in 1968.

[LA Times]

 

 

 

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Johnny Depp Could Face 10 Years in Prison for Bringing His Dogs to Australia

"Mortdecai" Photo Call In Tokyo
Jun Sato—WireImage Johnny Depp attends the photo call for "Mortdecai" at The Peninsula Tokyo on January 28, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

Who let the dogs in?

Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years in prison for illegally bringing his dogs into Australia and failing to declare them.

The star, who is filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, brought his two Yorkshire terriers into Australia on his private jet.

An Australian senate committee was told on Monday that if the case goes to court, Depp could face up to 10 years in prison.

Earlier this month, the country’s agriculture minister said the dogs would need to leave Australia immediately or they would be euthanized.

“If we start letting movie stars—even though they’ve been [named] the sexiest man alive twice—to come into our nation, then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody,” said Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has since returned to California with the dogs.

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Even Taylor Swift’s Mom Thought That Line Was ‘Starbucks Lovers’

One of the great music misconceptions

Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” includes one of the great misheard lyrics from the last year: “All the lonely Starbucks lovers.”

The real lyric does not include any product placement—“Got a long list of ex-lovers,” Swift sings on the track—but that hasn’t stopped people from latching on to the incorrect version. Even Swift herself acknowleged the “Starbucks lovers” lyric on Valentine’s Day of this year.

To which Starbucks responded:

But now, months later, it seems Swift’s own family is on Team “Starbucks lovers.” Swift posted this on Saturday.

SMH, indeed.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Jessa Duggar’s Father-in-Law Pens Essay of Support in Light of Molestation Scandal

Josh Duggar has received the support of his sister Jessa’s father-in-law after reports resurfaced this week that Duggar molested five underage girls 12 years ago.

Michael Seewald – the father of Jessa’s husband Ben Seewald, 20, and six other children – posted an essay titled “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” to his family’s blog Sunday, explaining why he is rallying around his family members and forgiving Duggar for his actions.

“It pains me to see that they are now having to relive the nightmare that had been laid to rest well over a decade ago with Josh’s repentance and reformation,” Seewald wrote, “but I feel compelled to bring some context and reason to the bloodletting that many are engaging in and to come to the aid of our dear friends and family.”

Seewald went on to explain in more than 2,000 words why Duggar should not punish himself forever and that the victims involved should “not be lost in all of this.”

“Sadly, this type of thing is all too common. Victims of sexual abuse of any kind often suffer greatly for many years as a result of these sins,” Seewald said. “We should not downplay the seriousness of these offenses particularly, nor gloss over the pain and confusion they often bring, sometimes for a lifetime.”

While some fans have criticized Duggar’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, in the aftermath of the molestation scandal for not publicly disclosing the situation sooner, Seewald said that they are also not to blame and acted as “godly parents should.”

“How many of you would broadcast the sins of your children to the whole world? Would you be willing to publicize your own darkest moments?” Seewald, a devout Christian, asked in the blog post.

“Yes, we should constantly be learning and growing as parents and change when we see a better way, yet no parenting method is without flaw. The heart of the matter is do you have a good relationship with your children? From my perspective, this is where Jim Bob and Michelle excel.”

The father of seven also detailed his beliefs that all humans are sinners, and Josh “sinned because like all of us he is a sinner.” He encouraged Duggar to “hang in there.”

” … the shame you feel is legitimate, yet Jesus took your shame as he was punished in your place,” he said. “Rest in his forgiveness and grace. Remember that he gives you his righteousness as a covering for your shame,” he said.

“Let this trial in your life build humility and grace. Don’t be angry at the world for their hatred of you. Show them through your love for them that it is Jesus Christ that made all the difference in your life. I’m rooting for you.”

Allegations that Duggar molested young girls as a teenager made headlines last week, although rumors of his actions popped up online as early as eight years ago.

He acknowledged them in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, stating, “I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”

“We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life,” he continued.

The scandal has begun to affect the 19 Kids and Counting personality’s career. He resigned from his position as Executive Director of Family Research Council Action, a Christian lobbying group based in Washington D.C., and TLC pulled the show from its schedule amid the reports.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Allegations B.B. King Was Poisoned Are Ridiculous, Says Attorney

Two of B.B. King’s daughters are claiming their father was poisoned by two aides who worked closely with him.

Karen Williams and Patty King allege in documents provided by their lawyer to the Associated Press that King’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, and personal assistant, Myron Johnson, poisoned him.

Homicide detectives from the Las Vegas police department are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber told the AP.

But an attorney for King’s estate says the allegations are ridiculous. “I hope they have a factual basis that they can demonstrate for their defamatory and libelous allegations,” attorney Brent Bryson told the AP.

King died on May 14 from a series of strokes which may have been caused by his Type-2 diabetes, which he had struggled with for more than two decades before his death.

The Clark County Coroner’s office tells PEOPLE that an autopsy was performed on King on Sunday, but results could take up to eight weeks.

Toney and Johnson declined to comment to the AP.

Williams and Patty King are two of the famed bluesman’s 15 children.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Former Buffy Stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan Reunite

The Scooby Gang is back

Sarah Michelle Gellar may be the slayer, but it’s apparently Alyson Hannigan that throws killer parties.

The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer castmates were reunited on Saturday in Santa Monica for what presumably was the third birthday party for Hannigan’s daughter, Keeva.

“So this girl (#AlysonHannigan) and her husband (#AlexisDenisof) know how to throw a party,” Gellar, 38, wrote on Instagram. The actress shared a smiling selfie of the pair, with Hannigan, 41, wearing overalls and Gellar clad in a denim jacket.

“I thought I was good with the crafts, till I went to this party #CraftMaster,” she continued. “Thanks for having the #PrinzeFamily I’ve never seen a farm and pony rides in Santa Monica before #NowIveSeenItAll.”

Gellar also Tweeted about the “awesome party,” sharing another photo with Hannigan and this this time, a balloon giraffe.

The fantasy series Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran from 1997 to 2003, and starred Gellar as titular magical character Buffy Summers, and Hannigan as her best friend Willow Rosenberg.

The Saturday reunion also included the How I Met Your Mother star’s husband Alexis Denisof, who played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce on the cult fave drama. The couple, who were married in 2003, also have another daughter Satyana, 5.

Gellar has been married to Freddie Prinze, Jr., 39, since 2002 and shares daughter Charlotte, 5, and son Rocky, 2, with him.

The Crazy Ones actress recently paid homage to Buffy, sharing a montage of photos via her Instagram on the series finale’s 12th anniversary.

“12 years ago, I said goodbye to a friend. It was an incredible journey that I am so incredibly proud of. Thank you all for joining me, and continuing to tell her story,” she said.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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Kim Kardashian Shares Photos From Wedding With Kanye West

The photos mark the one-year wedding anniversary of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West has been celebrating her one year anniversary with Kanye West by sharing tons of throwback wedding photos.

After posting dozens of shots from the couple’s European wedding weekend, which spanned from Paris to Florence, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star dropped a silly shot of her and Kanye touching tongues inside their wedding photo booth.

👅💋😜

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Kim shared several more standard shots from the booth, including a magazine-worthy snap of the pair posing, with Kim writing, “I love this man so much! Happy Anniversary baby!”

I love this man so much! Happy Anniversary baby!

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Starting on Friday, Kim has been sharing multiple photos from her headline-making wedding weekend, including shots from her bachelorette party in the City of Light, the couple’s pre-wedding brunch at designer Valentino’s French estate and their wedding rehearsal in Versailles.

Welcoming speech! #Versailles #OneYearAgo #WeddingWeek

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As for where the couple is celebrating their first anniversary – neither celebrity has given any hints over social media.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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The Fat-Shamed ‘Dancing Man’ Who Became an Internet Sensation Attends a Party in His Honor in L.A.

He even appeared on The Today show in New York City

A man who was body-shamed online after an image of him dancing went viral attended a huge dance party in his honor in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Sean O’ Brien from Liverpool traveled to Hollywood for the event, which was organized by two women who had launched an online campaign to find him, reports News.com.au.

More than 1,000 people also attended the party including DJ Moby on the decks and Monica Lewinsky, who has spoken out about her experiences of cyberbullying.

The 46-year-old financier became an Internet sensation after a photo of him dancing was posted online under the caption, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.”

The post garnered thousands of responses from people condemning the Internet trolls who had fat-shamed him. The furor inspired writer Cassandra Fairbanks to launch a Twitter campaign under the hashtag #FindDancingMan to locate O’Brien.

According to KCAL 9, the party raised $70,000 for antibullying charities and positive-body-image programs in the U.S. and U.K.

O’ Brien even appeared on The Today show in New City York and threw the first pitch at an L.A. Dodgers game the following day.

[News.com.au]

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Detailed Online Allegations About Josh Duggar Were Made Years Ago

Duggar has admitted he acted “inexcusably” as a teenager

In May 2007, an online commenter, known simply as Alice, published a detailed account on a blog at ibiblio.org alleging that Josh Duggar had a history of molesting young girls, PEOPLE reports.

Late last week, the 19 Kids and Counting star acknowledged that he had acted “inexcusably.” Duggar has since resigned from the Family Research Council and TLC has yanked 19 Kids and Counting from its official schedule.

According to PEOPLE, Alice alleged that Duggar was a “child molestor” and said that “he should be removed from the home.”

Read more at PEOPLE

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Josh Duggar Appears to Make a Joke About Dating Siblings in Video

As Josh Duggar’s admittance of “wrongdoing” continues to make headlines in the wake of sexual molestation allegations, a video has resurfaced showing the 19 Kids and Counting star making what appears to be a joke about siblings dating.

The clip, from 2008 when the TLC show was called 17 Kids and Counting, shows Josh explaining why he needed to find someone to double-date with him and then-fiancée Anna. (The Duggars follow strict religious rules about courting, which includes no kissing or un-chaperoned dates until marriage.)

After finding out that his sister, Jinger Duggar, couldn’t chaperone him and Anna on a movie date, Josh explains that he decided to go out with his siblings, Jana and John David Duggar, on what he refers to as a “double date.”

“So, we chose Jana and John David – we thought why not, have a double date,” Josh, now 27, said. The camera then cuts and the eldest Duggar son jokes, “We are from Arkansas!”

While Josh’s joke was made about Jana and John David dating, his comments are raising eyebrows now that the video has re-surfaced online.

On Thursday, Josh, his now-wife Anna, and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar responded to allegations that Josh had sexually molested five young girls when he was a teenager.

“I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. “I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.”

Josh also resigned from his job at the Family Research Council and TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting off its schedule. However, the network has not officially canceled the series.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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