Selma Blair Opens Up About Battle With Multiple Sclerosis

Selma Blair has opened up about her struggles with multiple sclerosis after announcing her diagnosis last October.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the “Legally Blonde” star said she’s been dealing with a host of strange ailments for nearly five years, before undergoing an MRI last summer and discovering the autoimmune disease.

“I’m pretty much a nobody in Hollywood,” she said. “But when I read comments on Instagram from people who were suffering,

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Why $260 million deal is a win for Nolan Arenado and the Rockies

Next year’s free-agent class just got a lot less interesting: Nolan Arenado is staying put. Arenado has agreed to an eight-year, $260 million extension with the Colorado Rockies that could keep the four-time All-Star third baseman in Colorado through the 2026 season. By the end of the contract, he’s a good bet to have surpassed Todd Helton, Larry Walker and Troy Tulowitzki as the greatest player in Rockies history.

Rockies fans should certainly be excited about the deal.

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Predators acquire Wayne Simmonds from Flyers for Ryan Hartman, draft pick

Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds has been traded to the Nashville Predators for forward Ryan Hartman and a 2020 conditional fourth-round draft pick.

If the Predators win a playoff round, the draft pick will become a third-rounder.

Simmonds, in his 11th NHL season, is known for his physicality, especially as a net-front presence. Simmonds has 242 goals and 229 assists over his 824 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings and Flyers,

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Michigan basketball comes up empty in 2nd half vs. Michigan State

Well, that lived up to the hype.

No. 7 Michigan basketball and No. 10 Michigan State basketball went back and forth all throughout the first half. And then traded blows into the second.

But in the end, the Spartans simply had more: more offense, and more defense. And a dominant second-half performance led MSU to a 77-70 win over U-M.

After opening up a six-point lead at the 15:32 mark,

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R. Kelly, charged with sexually abusing underage victims, has turned himself in

R&B singer R. Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police Friday night, hours after he was charged with multiple criminal counts of sexual abuse of several underage victims, police said.

Kelly took a van from his recording studio to a Chicago police precinct at about 8:15 p.m. CST, according to NBC Chicago. He was put under arrest about 15 minutes later, and was expected to appear in court for a bond hearing Saturday afternoon,

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Peter Tork Of The Monkees Dies At 77

Peter Tork, a member of the 1960s moptopped TV rock quartet the Monkees, died Thursday. He was 77.

His death was announced on his official Facebook page and website. “Peter succumbed to a 10 year bout with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands,” it read.

The Monkees were a made-for-TV musical group whose comedic high jinks and misadventures were fashioned after the Beatles’ classic films A Hard Day’s Night and Help!

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Jussie Smollett Rehearsed His Own Assault, Prosecutors Say

CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett, upset by his salary and seeking publicity, staged a fake assault a week after writing himself a threatening letter, the Chicago police said Thursday after the “Empire” actor surrendered to face a felony charge of filing a false police report.

The Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson, visibly angry at a morning news conference, said Mr. Smollett had taken advantage of the pain and anger of racism, draining resources that could have been used to investigate other crimes for which people were actually suffering.

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MET Office forecast mild conditions as southerly winds blow through much of the UK with fog clearing to leave sunshine in some parts, causing temperatures to climb.

Met Office warned of another soar in temperatures with figures climbing into the double digits, and even hitting 14C. Despite these mild conditions, the weather service did forecast a “drab” and “soggy” start for much of the UK, but this will clear for some parts throughout the day.

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Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies

The German-born designer helped define the looks of Chanel and Fendi behind the scenes, even as he cut a titanic figure center-stage in the fashion industry. Chanel confirmed Lagerfeld’s death Tuesday.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85. He was Chanel’s creative director for decades, and he was a symbol of fashion itself with his signature fingerless gloves and other bold gestures. Lagerfeld balanced the luxury brand’s tradition with the excitement of the future.

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Manchester United knock Chelsea out of FA Cup with Pogba goal, assist

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba headed first-half goals to claim a 2-0 win that dumped FA Cup holders Chelsea out of the competition and secured a place in the quarterfinals in an intense tie at Stamford Bridge on Monday. Spaniard Herrera finished off a fine move with a precise header from Pogba’s cross just past the half-hour and United’s French midfielder scored himself when he nodded powerfully home from a Marcus Rashford delivery before the break.
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