Tag: human interest

8-Time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina Receives a Standing Ovation and Emotional Farewell During Final Games

Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan was given an emotional standing ovation from her fellow athletes during the Tokyo Olympics in what would be her eighth and final Olympic Games. Chusovitina competed with two vaults during the qualifying round in Tokyo and earned an average score of 14.166, during the opening day of the women’s competition The […]

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Royal Tea: Meghan and Harry’s Book Deal Is Reportedly ‘Way North’ of $25M; Daughter Lilibet Added to Line of Succession

Photo: Paul Edwards – WPA Pool (Getty Images) It may not come with all the perks, but quitting your jobs in the British royal family still pays, especially when you drive as hard a bargain as the Duke and Duchess of Success Sussex apparently have. Advertisement The media streets were all abuzz last week with […]

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Kevin Hart Was Like, ‘It’s About to Go Down’ and Posted Frequent Father Nick Cannon’s Phone Number on a Billboard

Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon attend SiriusXM on February 01, 2019.Photo: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon are currently starring in a real life buddy comedy. If you recall correctly, Nick has recently been all over the news because he added another member to his Earth Wind & Fire cover band fathered […]

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That Ain’t DaBaby, That’s My Adida: Let’s Get Into Rolling Loud Miami 2021, Shall We?

DaBaby performs onstage during the Power 105.1’S Powerhouse 2019 presented by AT&T on October 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.Photo: Brad Barket for 105.1 (Getty Images) As previously reported by The Root, the Miami-based, three-day hip-hop festival Rolling Loud was back on the good foot this year, following a nearly two-year drought due to various […]

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Hella Married: Issa Rae Posts Wedding Pics—in the Most Issa Rae Manner Ever

Issa Rae attends the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) Issa Rae is by all appearances a new bride—and there was nothing Awkward or Insecure about her incredible wedding photos! The super-producer, writer and star posted a stunning series of photographs by acclaimed […]

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The Search for Bodies in the Surfside Collapse in Miami Has Concluded, but One Resident Still Remains Missing

On Friday, June 23, Miami firefighters announced that the search for bodies at the site of the collapsed Champlain Towers South is concluded, according to CBS News. In total, the accident killed 97 people. “It’s obviously devastating. It’s obviously a difficult situation across the board,” Fire Chief Alan Cominsky said at a ceremony while commending the […]

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Black Michigan Resident Sues Police Department For Wrongfully Detaining Him While He Was on a Walk

Image: Gagarin Iurii (Shutterstock) Brian Chaney, a Black man from Michigan, is suing a suburban police department on allegations that one of its officers wrongfully detained and racially profiled him while he was out on an early morning walk. Advertisement The Associated Press reports that Chaney’s lawsuit was filed in federal court on Monday. It […]

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Dad Vows to Remain in Arizona ‘As Long As It Takes’ to Find Geologist Son Missing After Car Is Found in Ravine

It has been one month since 24-year-old Daniel Robinson went missing. Robinson, who worked as a field geologist, was last seen in the Arizona desert, leaving a job site in the area of Buckeye, officials said. On Tuesday, a rancher discovered Robinson’s vehicle, a blue-grey 2017 Jeep Renegade with Arizona license plates, on his property, about four miles […]

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‘Running in High Heels Is a Nightmare’: Prince’s Basketball Prowess Confirmed by Motown Heir Kerry Gordy

Photo: Larry Salzman (AP) Of all of the groundbreaking skits that marked the too-brief run of Chappelle’s Show, undoubtedly in everyone’s Top 5 is the “Charlie Murphy True Hollywood Story” (RIP, King) in which the late comedian recalls a basketball face-off with Prince and his entourage at Paisley Park. Memorably, the Purple One hooped circles […]

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Auntie Unfiltered Chats With Younger Millennials About Life

I am a proud member of Generation X. I was born in 1971, and I experienced my youth in the ’70s and ’80s. Things were different back then. My parents are boomers, and their expectations for me and my siblings were a lot different than what I see my cohort wanting for their own children. […]

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Thomas Markle Makes Another Bid for Relevance, Says He’ll Petition for Rights to See Royal Grandkids

Photo: Toby Melville – Pool (Getty Images) Well, this is a new page from the “Mediocre White Male Entitlement Playbook.” Meghan Markle’s estranged (and just plain strange) father Thomas Markle—who has basically been a terror since the eve of her marriage to Prince Harry—has now come up with a new way impose himself upon his […]

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Hold Onto Your Raspberry Berets! The First Posthumous Prince Album Finally Gets Release Date

Prince onstage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) If you’ve grown weary of wearing your raspberry beret and are looking for some new sounds to blast in the speakers of your little red corvette, then allow me to […]

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Tyra Banks Fully Clothed in a Pool Is Exactly How I Feel This ‘Hot Girl Summer’

Tell the truth: after over a year spent primarily in lockdown, how many of you were really ready for “Hot Girl Summer” this year? Oh, I know, I know—for many of us, it started off well enough; some us even shed weight during all the time spent indoors (raises hand)—and promptly packed some of it […]

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The Obama Cinematic Universe Continues With New HBO Docuseries and Book

President Barack Obama as he returns to the White House following a trip to the Arctic Circle on September 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I’m pretty sure if you looked up the phrase “booked and busy” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama. Advertisement Okay, so […]

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Afro-Latina Actress Leslie Grace Has Been Cast as Batgirl, White Fanboys Are Comically Mad

Leslie Grace attends the “In The Heights” Opening Night After Party during the 2021 Tribeca Festival on June 09, 2021.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) I am projecting the Black-ass bat signal into the sky with the following news: Batgirl is Afro-Latina. Advertisement According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Grace (In The Heights) has been cast […]

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Berry Gordy to Be Celebrated at 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Berry Gordy attends the Universal Music Group’s 2019 After Party To Celebrate The GRAMMYs at ROW DTLA on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Rodin Eckenroth (Getty Images) The Kennedy Center Honors will be welcoming a new class of honorees into the fold soon and one of the additions is sure to have you […]

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Whitney Houston, Kobe Bryant to Be Featured in New ABC Primetime Docuseries

Whitney Houston; Kobe BryantPhoto: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) When you think of the word “superstar,” what person comes to mind? Michael Jackson? Prince? Mark Morrison? (LOL, yeah right.) What about Whitney Houston? Or Kobe Bryant? Well, if you said yes to the latter two, then you’ll be happy to know that the lives and […]

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