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See Victoria's Secret $10 million Royal Fantasy Bra

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 2:21 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 2:21 PM

Victoria's Secret unveiled the 2013 Fantasy Bra Wednesday, the latest in the company's yearly release of the multi-million dollar undergarment.

Model Candice Swanopoel will be the lucky 'Angel' at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which tapes in late November and will air Dec. 10. Swanopoel joins a long list of famous Angels to wear the Fantasy Bra since Claudia Schiffer started it all in 1996.

Victoria's Secret  said the $10 million bra was made by London Jewelers. Newsday reports the cost is up sharply from last year's $2.5 million version "thanks to a 52-karat ruby centerpiece, an 18-karat gold base and plenty of diamonds and yellow sapphires for good measure."

Shannen Doherty looks back on her treatment as she waits to learn if she is cancer free

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 8:58 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 8:58 PM

On Friday morning, actress Shannen Doherty posted a Flashback Friday picture on Instagram from when she was in the depths of her chemotherapy treatment in October. The emotional photo shows Doherty curling up in bed after a round of chemo sessions.

"Last day of chemo. Exhausted. Now that I’m done with chemo and radiation, the waiting game is here," Doherty captioned the photo. "Waiting for test. Waiting to see if I’m clear or not. Waiting for reconstruction. Waiting. I think when one gets cancer, they are always waiting to a certain extent. To those who know … I’m waiting with you."

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After the post went live, fans began to shower Doherty with support and love.

"Sending up prayers and positive energy!" one fan wrote.

Another shared a story of a loved one’s own cancer battle: "Sending my love strength to you. My mom just had her last reconstruction and is waiting for recovery. It’s still a long road, but the worst is over!"

"This next week will suck but it’s all a downhill glide from here! Lots of love and support and strength and good vibes from Austin, Texas."

Doherty certainly has the support of fans hoping for the best.

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Air Force Museum plane plays major role in Oscar-nominated film

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:50 PM

Air Force Museum plane plays major role in Oscar-nominated film

One of the biggest characters in the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated film “Jackie” is made out of metal and doesn’t have any lines. 

A fictional version of the BOEING VC-137C SAM 26000 on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the setting for a key scene in the movie “Jackie” starring Natalie Portman.

Built in 1962, the plane known as “SAM 26000” and Air Force One  flew John F. Kennedy to Berlin in 1963. Months later, it flew the assassinated president’s body from Dallas to Washington. Johnson was sworn in as president during that tragic flight.

Portman is nominated for the actress in a leading role Oscar for her role in Jackie. 

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The film is also up in the costume design and music - original score categories. 

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The plane served eight presidents over three decades — Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton.

It is on display as part of the museum’s new $40.8 million expansion that includes the Presidential Gallery. 

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The National Museum of the United States Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

4 of the most brutal slams John Legend threw at Donald Trump in interview

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

4 of the most brutal slams John Legend threw at Donald Trump in interview

John Legend is NOT taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to America’s new commander in chief. 

Nope. 

The Springfield native has seen enough when it comes to President Donald Trump. 

(Legend actually saw enough before Trump was elected.)

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The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer who will play Frederick Douglass in the season of WGA’s America’s “Underground” let loose on Trump as part of a Q&A with the “New York Times Magazine” linked here

Below are few of the most devastating lines. 

On whether Trump was thinking about him when the president made comments about Frederick Douglass being someone who has done an amazing job:

“I don’t think that Trump has read a book in his adult life, or that he knows anything about American history, black history, any history.”

“I don’t think he knows what’s in the Constitution. I don’t think he knows anything about Civil War history, or just about any kind of history. We can’t expect him to know much of anything.”

On whether his last album would have been different if he had started making it today:

“I think there’d probably be more anger as opposed to doubt.”

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On whether he hopes his work will make his conservative fans think differently:

“I think a lot of people are staying in their own bubbles and only hearing things that reinforce what they already believe.... Maybe when Trump takes away Obamacare, and they realize that it was the Affordable Care Act that they were using to get affordable health coverage — that might teach them, more than listening to a John Legend song.”

On art that had affected him politically (Legend mentioned works on humanity and authority by James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, and a class he took on the book “Obedience to Authority,” which discusses why Germans followed Hitler’s orders during WWII):  

I took those classes 20 years ago, but I’ve been thinking about that a lot when I think about how we’re reacting to Donald Trump right now.

Most Americans have no idea who's up for an Oscar this year

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 11:43 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 11:43 AM

And the Oscar goes to ... um, you know, that movie, with that guy, about that thing...

That's how the average American might hand over the hardware come trophy time this Sunday. A National Research Group poll conducted for the Hollywood Reporter found that 60 percent of Americans polled in early February could not name a single best-picture nominee. But 70 percent plan to watch the awards show, airing at 7 p.m. on ABC, anyway.

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The poll surveyed 800 people, half of whom voted for Hillary Clinton and half of whom voted for Donald Trump in November's election, to ensure a balanced representation.

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"On average, Clinton fans were slightly more cinema-aware and were more likely to have seen the nominated films," the Hollywood Reporter noted.

To refresh your memory, the nominees are "Arrival," "La La Land," "Moonlight," "Fences," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Manchester by the Sea" and "Lion."

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Judging from buzz and other awards leading up to the Oscars it looks like "Moonlight," and "La La Land" are the favored contenders.

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