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Alicia Keys ‘didn’t value herself’ for years | Entertainment
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Alicia Keys ‘didn’t value herself’ for years | Entertainment

Alicia Keys "didn't value herself" for years.The 41-year-old soul singer - who shot to fame as a teenager and released a of chart-topping albums in the late 1990s and early 2000s - admitted that during her younger years she struggled to know her own worth but these days has learned to see herself as a priority in order to be more "productive."She said: "I value myself now, and I think for a lot of years, I didn't. I learned that in order for me to be the most productive, I have to be well. I now prioritise myself in a way that I just didn't [before]."The 'New York' songstress - who in recent years has started up a second career with the launch of her Keys S...
Naomi Judd, of Grammy-Winning Duo the Judds, Dies at 76 | Entertainment News
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Naomi Judd, of Grammy-Winning Duo the Judds, Dies at 76 | Entertainment News

By KRISTIN M. HALL, AP Entertainment WriterNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76.The daughters announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press.“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," the statement said. "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory." The statement did not elaborate further.The Judds were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.Political CartoonsThe mother-daughter performers scored 14 No. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades. Af...
Hollywood’s Jolie Makes Surprise Visit to War-Torn Ukraine | Entertainment News
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Hollywood’s Jolie Makes Surprise Visit to War-Torn Ukraine | Entertainment News

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hollywood actress and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, the Lviv regional governor said on Telegram.According to Maksym Kozytskyy, Jolie — who has been a UNHCR Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011 — had come to speak with displaced people who have found refuge in Lviv, including children undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in the missile strike on the Kramatorsk railway station in early April.The attack in the eastern Ukrainian city appeared to deliberately target a crowd of mostly women and children trying to flee a looming Russian offensive, killing at least 52 and wounding dozens more.“She was very moved by (the children’s) stories,” Kozytskyy wrote. “One girl was even able to privat...
Run Rich Run takes spotlight on final day of NFL draft | Entertainment
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Run Rich Run takes spotlight on final day of NFL draft | Entertainment

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — What started as a dare during the NFL Scouting Combine has morphed into much more for Rich Eisen.Last Saturday at the Rose Bowl, the NFL Network host participated in his 18th “Run Rich Run.” Eisen donned his suit and tie to run the 40-yard dash at the iconic stadium, celebrating its centennial this year.“Run Rich Run” will air during Saturday’s coverage of the final day of the NFL draft on NFL Network.The Rose Bowl also has special meaning for Eisen. He covered the 1990 game as a University of Michigan student. It was Bo Schembechler’s last game as the Wolverines lost to USC.“I always dreamt of having a career in sports, broadcasting...
Savannah Foundation Saves Home Black Artist Used as Museum | Entertainment News
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Savannah Foundation Saves Home Black Artist Used as Museum | Entertainment News

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A nonprofit group plans to restore a Savannah home used by a Black artist to establish her own museum during segregation.The Historic Savannah Foundation bought the former home of Virginia Jackson Kiah to save it from demolition. Neighbors in the surrounding Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood applauded the move, saying it’s important to keep Kiah’s legacy alive.“I've been saying someone needs to get that building and bring it back alive,” neighbor Ronald Bolden told WTOC-TV.Kiah used the home to start her own museum in 1959 because, as a Black woman during segregation, she wasn’t allowed to enter other museums as a visitor, much less to exhibit her artwork. She became known as a civil rights activist in Savannah, where the Savannah College of Art and Design now has an ...
Thom Browne Holds a ‘Teddy Talk’ in Playful Toy-Themed Show | Entertainment News
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Thom Browne Holds a ‘Teddy Talk’ in Playful Toy-Themed Show | Entertainment News

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The 500 audience members were sitting in neat rows, and they’d definitely gotten the memo on attire: All were perfectly dressed in a classic gray Thom Browne suit.They were very quiet, too, perhaps because they knew Browne’s show Friday evening was a special occasion, held in New York rather than Paris where he usually stages shows, to coincide with Monday's Met Gala. But also probably because they were stuffed animals.To be precise, these were teddy bears, lined in tiny chairs to hear a motivational “Teddy Talk.”It was yet another Browne extravaganza, more a slice of theater or performance art than a runway show, this time with an unusually playful vibe. In his narrated script, Browne — a consummate showman who is also one of America...