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                Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer Behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Dies at 85

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                Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer Behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Dies at 85
                Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for 49 years at “Sesame Street,” died Sunday in Connecticut after living with dystonia. He was 85.

                Sesame Workshop announced his death, calling him an “artistic genius” whose “legacy here at Sesame Workshop and in the cultural firmament will be unending.” Spinney’s death came on the same day “Sesame Street” is to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in Washington, D.C.

                “His enormous talent and outsized heart were perfectly suited to playing the larger-than-life yellow bird who brought joy to generations of children and countless fans of all ages around the world,” the announcement continued, “and his lovably cantankerous grouch gave us all permission to be cranky once in a while,” Sesame Workshop said.

                Spinney was with “Sesame Street” from the beginning in 1969, and continued working as Big Bird and Oscar through 2018, though he stopped performing inside the
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                5 Things to Know About Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi

                2019 is already proving to be an unforgettable?year for the new Miss Universe. On Sunday, Miss?South Africa?Zozibini Tunzi?was announced the winner?of the coveted competition, which was held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Taking the first runner-up title was Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson, while Miss?Mexico?Sofía Aragón earned the second runner-up title. For Tunzi's final statement of the night, she really made an impact with her words. "I grew up in ha world where a woman who looks like me with my kind of skin and my kind of hair was never considered to be beautiful," Miss South Africa said. "And I think that's time that stops...
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                Dating #NoFilter Success Story: Meet the Couple That's Still Together!

                Almost seven months after their festive first date,?Daria Roundtree and Allison Joseph are still going strong! "Going into the show I didn't think it would lead me to my missing puzzle piece," Roundtree tells E! News now, going on thank the folks at Dating #NoFilter for "connecting me with my beautiful weirdo of a girlfriend who's helped me grow more than I thought possible and is everything I've wished for!" Courtesy of a pet-friendly blind arrangement in May 2019, the 27-year-old cinematographer met her match in Allison, a 25-year-old fashion designer who expresses similar gratitude in her own new comments. "Daria has had my back in more ways than I have ever expected to be...
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                Kanye West Goes All Out for His Opera Performance by Painting His Face Silver

                Kanye West Goes All Out for His Opera Performance by Painting His Face Silver
                Kanye West knows how to make an entrance. On Sunday night, the 42-year-old star stepped out in Miami to debut his Mary opera at the Marine Stadium in—wait for it—silver paint that covered his entire face. That's right, Ye took his onstage outfit to a whole other level as he literally was dripping in silver from head-to-toe. While it's unclear why he chose to paint his face silver and wear an all-silver metallic ensemble, it's safe to say it's going to be one unforgettable lewk. While in Miami for Art Basel, the newly announced gospel singer decided to bring his opera performance back. Kanye first premiered Nebuchadnezzar last month in Los Angeles,...
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                Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi Is Crowned Miss Universe 2019

                Congrats are in order for Zozibini Tunzi! The beauty queen, who represented the country of South Africa, is going home with that coveted crown and sash?as the 2019 Miss Universe, which was held?Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Of course, some tears were shed as the pageant queen couldn't stop smiling over her huge accomplishment. Miss Puerto Rico?Madison Anderson?was the first runner-up and Miss?Mexico Sofía Aragón?was the second runner-up. Like years past, the pageant was hosted by Steve Harvey,?who announced tonight's winner?without any mistakes, unlike the one he accidentally made earlier in the night. Additionally, making...
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                Kim and Khloe Kardashian Threaten to Cut Kourtney from Kuwtk After Filming Fight

                Kim and Khloe Kardashian Threaten to Cut Kourtney from Kuwtk After Filming Fight
                Is Kourtney Kardashian saying goodbye to Keeping Up With the Kardashians? On Sunday's all-new episode, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian threatened to fire Kourtney after the oldest Kardashian's boundaries hindered their filming schedule. The drama all started after Kim and Khloe thought they spotted a hickey on Kourtney. Understandably, the Poosh.com founder stayed coy about the mark and told her sisters to not "worry about it." "My sisters are pretty nosey when it comes to anything in my life and I try to keep certain things private," the mother of three explained in a confessional. "I don't like to share about, you know, dating." Of course, the more Kourtney...
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                Steve Harvey Actually Didn't Announce the Wrong National Costume Winner

                Update: E! News has learned that Steve Harvey was actually correct in announcing the winner for the 2019 National Costume competition. "The Miss Universe Organization confirms that Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados is the winner of the 2019 National Costume competition," a statement read from the organization. —————— And I oop! Steve Harvey gave Miss Universe 2019 viewers and audience members alike déjà vu on Sunday night. The 62-year-old TV personality, who has hosted the beauty pageant over the last five years, accidentally announced the wrong winner during the National Costume category. However, the mistake...
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                Bachelorette Alum J.P. Rosenbaum Diagnosed With Guillain-Barré Syndrome

                Bachelorette Alum J.P. Rosenbaum Diagnosed With Guillain-Barré Syndrome
                The Bachelorette alums?Ashley Herbert and?J.P. Rosenbaum?took to Instagram Stories to share that?the 42-year-old reality TV personality was recently diagnosed with?Guillain-Barré syndrome. "Yeah, I had to Google that one too," J.P. shared on his social media post, alongside a photo of him at the hospital. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,?the former Bachelorette star's diagnosis is a rare?autoimmune disorder, in which a person's immune system can cause damage to the nerves, weaken the muscles and some times cause paralysis. "Jp was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome yesterday," Ashley captioned?her Instagram...
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                Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Go on Hike in L.A. One Month After Her Release from Prison

                Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Go on Hike in L.A. One Month After Her Release from Prison
                Felicity Huffman is enjoying the outdoors just one month after completing her prison sentence.

                On Saturday morning, the 56-year-old actress was joined by her husband, William H. Macy, for a hike with their dog at the Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles.

                Huffman wore a pair of leggings and light puffer jacket, while Macy, 69, wore a pair of shorts, a crewneck sweater and Chicago Cubs baseball cap.

                Their outing comes after Huffman was released from prison upon completing her sentence for her involvement in the college admissions scandal. In May, Huffman pleaded guilty to paying disgraced admissions consultant Rick Singer
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