Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

A security flaw meant many private messages were readable for years said Twitter.
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Steve Buscemi’s filmmaker wife of 31 years dies

The filmmaker and artist wife of Hollywood actor Steve Buscemi has died.
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EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Raeburn Gets Ready for the Next 10 Years

LONDON — Ten years after generating buzz with a first collection of eight garments made from military parachute fabric and big ambitions around recycling, Christopher Raeburn is gaining even greater recognition in an industry that is waking up at last to environmental sustainability and responsible design.
As Timberland’s global creative director, the London-based designer sees an opportunity to give his sustainability mission a broader, more global platform, while at his own label, Raeburn has brought on board his brother and fellow designer, Graeme Raeburn, as performance director, a new role.
The brothers are now aiming to push the boundaries of design, material innovation and waste reduction further and to redefine what success means along the way.
“For us, success is not about Raeburn products being in every store or on every street corner, quite the opposite. We want to look at growth in a much more modern way than just incremental numbers,” Raeburn said from his East London studio as he was preparing his fall 2019 show, set for Jan. 6 during London Fashion Week Men’s.
“During our early stages, people would look at our business plans and tell me that I wasn’t ambitious enough. I think I always was, but it’s always been about

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The winners and Luthers of New Year’s TV

Doctor Who, Luther and The Inbetweeners all returned, though some comebacks pleased more than others.
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Virginie Morgon Makes French New Year’s Honors Roll

PARIS — Virginie Morgon, chief executive officer of Paris-based investment firm Eurazeo, was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian decoration, on New Year’s Day.
With a portfolio of roughly 15 billion euros in assets under management, of which 9 billion euros is from third parties, Eurazeo is a shareholder in Moncler, Farfetch, Vestiaire Collective, Nest Fragrances and Pat McGrath Labs, among others.
Others associated with the fashion and retail worlds who were promoted to Knight of the Legion of Honor in the annual list included Jean-Luc Déchery, owner and ceo of leather-goods brand Camille Fournet, and Franck François, founder of hair salon chain Vog.

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NFL Power Rankings: New Year’s resolutions for every team

As our experts stack the league one last time this season, the NFL Nation reporters get in the holiday spirit and make team resolutions.
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NBA Power Rankings: Bucks trending on New Year’s Eve

Which teams are heading into 2019 in style? We’re unveiling our final Power Rankings of the calendar year.
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New Year’s Resolution: Pop Champagne Whenever

We sent novelist Alexandra Kleeman a bottle of Champagne Henriot Cuvée Hemera, and it uncorked a rush of reflections on the nature of celebrating and the downsides of being overly prudent.
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U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Are Strongest in Years

Shoppers delivered the strongest holiday sales increase for U.S. retailers in six years, according to early data.
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Lost Woody Guthrie Hoodoo Voodoo tape found after 64 years

A lost recording of Woody Guthrie performing Hoodoo Voodoo has been discovered after more than 60 years.
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Who could be next year’s Bears (and Jags)? Barnwell picks contenders

Who could go worst to first like the Bears? What about first to worst? Barnwell picks next season’s breakout and regression candidates.
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Profile: With ‘The Friend,’ Sigrid Nunez Becomes an Overnight Literary Sensation, 23 Years and Eight Books Later

More than two decades after critics declared her “a writer of uncommon talent,” Nunez won the National Book Award.
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Taylor Swift ‘Reputation’ Concert Film to Premiere on New Year’s Eve: Watch Trailer

Taylor Swift today announced that she is “gifting the world front row seats to the last show of the U.S. leg” of her “Reputation” tour with a concert film that will premiere on Netflix New Year’s Eve. “This epic concert film features pyro, fireworks, multiple stages and of course, a 63 foot cobra named Karyn,” […]

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Blake Lively Sparkles in the Perfect New Year’s Eve Dress and More Best Dressed Stars

ESC: Best Dressed, Blake LivelyHollywood’s A-listers are demonstrating how to sparkle and shine just before holiday party season begins.
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Eton Marks 90 Years

MILAN — Swedish shirtmaker Eton is going to celebrate its 90th anniversary with a special event at Pitti Uomo.
Although the company is keeping details on the celebration under wraps, Eton’s chief creative officer Sebastian Dollinger highlighted the importance of the Florentine trade show.
“Pitti Uomo is the event to be at for the men’s fashion industry and we are happy and honored to fete our anniversary there,” he said during an interview in Milan.
Founded in Gånghester, a town in Southern Sweden, by David and Annie Patterson, Eton sells its high-end shirts in 50 countries through a wholesale network of about 1,600 international retailers, including prestigious department stores Harrods, Selfridges, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harry Rosen, Le Bon Marché, El Corte Inglés, Rinascente and KaDeWe.
“We seem an old brand, but we are just at the beginning,” said Eton chief executive officer Hans Davidson. “In 90 years we managed to build a solid label, which is known for the high quality and the style. Now, the goal is to reach new and old customers through all the channels.”
While Eton is well-positioned across Europe and the U.S., the company still has to conquer the Asian market.
“We are preparing in the right way

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Marriott’s Starwood Missed Chance to Detect Huge Data Breach Years Earlier, Cybersecurity Specialists Say

Marriott says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of customer data, but cybersecurity specialists say the company missed a significant chance to halt the breach years earlier.
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Relive Birthday Boy Chadwick Boseman’s Super (Hero) Roles Over the Years & Vote for Your Favorite to Celebrate

Chadwick Boseman, 2018 Met Gala, Red Carpet FashionsWe might not be in Wakanda, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the king of the Marvel kingdom.
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Google finally cleans up its Esta ads after eight years

It says machine learning will stop expensive unofficial Esta services from advertising on Google.
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De Niro and wife ‘split after more than 20 years’

Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower have split up after more than 20 years of marriage, according to US media reports.
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Calling All Twilight Fans: 10 Years Later Are You Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Twilight, Robert Pattinson, Taylor LautnerPrepare to feel ancient, because Twilight is officially 10 years old!
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What the CFP and New Year’s Six would look like if they were played today

UCF earned the highest ranking of any Group of 5 team in the College Football Playoff era, but is there a path for the Knights to the top four?
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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine facing 32 years over gang violence

US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing 32 years to life in prison over racketeering and firearms charges.
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Lost Disney film discovered in Japan after 70 years

A cartoon film bought by a teenager in Japan 70 years ago has been revealed as a rare lost work produced by Walt Disney.
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Life After American Idol: Inside Pia Toscano’s Attempted Comeback With Netflix’s Westside After Years of Struggle

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Teen Mom OG Star Bristol Palin Reveals She’s Had a Stalker for 10 Years

There’s a scary reason behind Bristol Palin’s new-home jitters.

In a sneak peek of Monday’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Bristol shows off her new house in Austin to her sister Piper over FaceTime before revealing that her ex-husband Dakota Meyer’s Kentucky house was recently broken into.

“So last night was my first night in the house, and I got a text message pretty late from Dakota saying that his house had got broken into,” Bristol, 28, explains. “His Kentucky house. I swear to God, it was the stalker.”

When Piper, 17, asks her if she’s positive it was her stalker, Bristol responds “for sure,” because Meyer has it on camera.

“I get maybe four hours of sleep as it is because I’ve had this constant threat for 10 years,” Bristol continues.

“The guy’s on the freakin’ loose,” Piper responds. “That is so scary.”

Bristol also reflects on moving out with her three kids: Tripp, 9, Sailor, 2, and Atlee, 1. “It’s scary starting over, but it’s exciting at the same time,” she says.

Bristol had previously lived with Meyer in Austin. During the Oct. 22 episode of Teen Mom, she detailed how how he had moved her things out of their shared bedroom while she was in California after their breakup.

The pair called off their first wedding in May 2015 but later reunited and got married in June 2016. Meyer filed for divorce in February, and they finalized it earlier this summer. While Bristol shares her two daughters with Meyer, she shares son Tripp with her ex-fiancé Levi Johnston

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Rankin Marks Thirty Years of Snapping with Rizzoli Book, Unfashionable

THE BIG 3-0: “It was a mammoth task and it felt pretty impossible to get down to just 324 pages,” said the photographer Rankin of his 30th anniversary book, Unfashionable. “At one point if we had printed the edit, it would have been around 3,000 pages.”
The book, which is published on Tuesday in the U.K. and next month in the U.S., has been published by Rizzoli. It details Rankin’s career-defining moments, gives insights into his photographic process and nods to his longtime collaborators and contributors including Katie Grand, who wrote the foreword and Jefferson Hack, who penned the afterword.
There is also an In Conversation feature with Kate Moss. He said of all three: “They have been the most influential to my career and without them I have no idea what I’d be doing today.”
Unfashionable opens with Rankin’s most recent images, including a provocative portrait of an elderly female model wearing see-through lingerie and a shot of Bella Hadid for the Love Magazine Advent Calendar.
It works its way backward through time and features photographs of Nineties club kids and famous faces such as Heidi Klum and Helena Christensen. There is also early black and white portrait photography from the Eighties and Nineties.
“I had particular projects

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Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves ‘Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 Years

Mr. Spinney’s remarkable run as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most beloved characters on television, will end this week.
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Child mental health referrals up 26% in five years, says report

But a substantial number of children are failing to meet thresholds for treatment, a report says.
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Next Year’s Most Wearable Women’s Trends

At the spring 2019 runway shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris, designers posited bold takes on familiar ideas like polka dots and trench coats.
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Holly Madison Splits from Husband Pasquale Rotella After Almost 5 Years of Marriage: Sources

Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella are going their separate ways almost five years after their fairytale wedding, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE.

An insider says the pair split over the summer, with another source revealing that Madison is now based in Los Angeles and “doing okay.”

A rep for Madison did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The former Playboy model and Electric Daisy Carnival founder began dating in 2011, welcoming daughter Rainbow Aurora in March 2013.

The couple tied the knot in October 2013 in an extravagant Disneyland ceremony — they even rode in Cinderella’s glass pumpkin coach — and welcomed a second child, son Forest Leonardo Antonio, in August 2016.

Madison, 38, met Rotella, 44, after leaving the Playboy Mansion — and boyfriend Hugh Hefner, who died in September 2017 at the age of 91 — in 2008, moving to Las Vegas to pursue a career as a burlesque dancer.


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“I was definitely embarrassed ,” she told PEOPLE in 2016 of trying to date again. “It was the elephant in the room.”

After a string of failed relationships, Madison said she was afraid she might never find “the one.”

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“I wondered, ‘Is this because I spent my 20s at the Mansion?’ I worried I missed my chance because I was there the whole time,” she explained.  “I got to a point where I was trying to adjust my mindset and think, ‘Okay, am I going to be happy without that picture of marriage and family?’ The hardest part was just feeling really alone.”

She added of finding romance with Rotella, “I love looking back and seeing the silver lining in the clouds. Everything happens for a reason.”


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Two and a Half Men Premiered 15 Years Ago–Where Is the Cast Now?

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Suge Knight to serve 28 years for running man over

Death Row Records co-founder Marion ‘Suge’ Knight will serve 28 years in jail for running a man over during a fight in Los Angeles.
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Pregnant Carrie Underwood Reveals She Suffered 3 Miscarriages in Last 2 Years: ‘I Got Mad’

Carrie Underwood has revealed that she suffered from three miscarriages in the last two years.

Underwood — who shares Isaiah, 3, with hockey player husband Mike Fisher, 38, and has a baby on the way — opened up about her challenging fertility struggles in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, saying she experienced the first miscarriage in 2017.

“I’d kind of planned that 2017 was, you know, going to be the year that I work on new music, and I have a baby,” Underwood said. “We got pregnant early 2017, and didn’t work out.”

Underwood says she leaned into her faith at the time. “And that was the thing, in the beginning, it was like, ‘Okay, God, we know this is, just wasn’t Your timing. And that is all right. We will bounce back and figure our way through it.’”

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After suffering a second miscarriage in 2017 and a third in 2018, “at that point, it was just kind of like, ‘Okay, like, what’s the deal? What is all of this?’” said Underwood.

“I had always been afraid to be angry,” Underwood explained of her reaction to the heartbreak on CBS. “Because we are so blessed. And my son, Isaiah, is the sweetest thing. And he’s the best thing in the world. And I’m like, ‘If we can never have any other kids, that’s okay, because he’s amazing.’ And I have this amazing life. Like, really, what can I complain about? I can’t. I have an incredible husband, incredible friends, an incredible job, an incredible kid. Can I be mad? No.”


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But when she was having a fourth miscarriage, “I got mad,” Underwood told CBS News’ Tracy Smith.

One of her most emotional moments came as she cuddled with her son and thought, “Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid? Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid.”

“And for the first time, I feel like I actually I told God how I felt,” she added. “That was like a Saturday — and the Monday I went to the doctor to, like, confirm, another miscarriage. And they told me everything was great!”

She said, “He heard me.”


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From Felicity to The Americans: See Keri Russell’s Style Evolution Over the Years

ESC: Keri RussellKeri Russell’s style has only gotten better with time.
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From Felicity to The Americans: See Keri Russell’s Style Evolution Over the Years

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Alien signals spotted from galaxy 3bn light years away

Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life say they have spotted 72 mysterious signals from an alien galaxy using artificial intelligence (AI).
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NASA astronaut becomes first to quit for 50 years

One of only a dozen astronauts selected from more than 18,000 applicants to train with NASA has become the first to quit the training programme for 50 years.
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Aretha Franklin’s A Natural Woman: Why the song still moves us, 50 years on

Her 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman continues to unify and empower.
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Ariana Grande Knew She Wanted to Marry Pete Davidson 2 Years Ago

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Ant McPartlin pulls out of this year’s I’m a Celeb

Ant McPartlin will extend his break from TV until next year and miss the next series of I’m A Celebrity and Saturday Night Takeaway.
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Chloe Grace Moretz and Dylan O’Brien Hang Out Years After He Said He Had a ‘Crush’ on Her

Chloe Grace Moretz and Dylan O’Brien had a ball during a night out in Los Angeles.

The two were spotted hanging out Wednesday night at popular nightclub The Nice Guy. Although the two arrived separately, O’Brien, 26, was seen hopping into 21-year-old Moretz’s waiting car after the outing. They were also joined by friends for the car ride and the group appeared to be in high spirits.

Moretz looked low-key but fashionable in a black dress with lace details and a blue blazer on top, while O’Brien kept it casual in a simple blue shirt and dark pants.

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The outing comes seven years after O’Brien confessed to having a crush on Moretz — and then took it back. The actor praised Moretz’s performance in the 2010 movie Kick-Ass in an interview without realizing she was only 14 at the time.

“I wanna give a special shout out to Chloe Moretz because she is the most badass little chick that I’ve ever seen,” he told Hollywire in 2011. “What she did in Kick-Ass is amazing and I have a crush on her.”

A few months later, he clarified his comment.

“I recently Wikipedia-ed Chloe Moretz and I saw how old she was,” he again told Hollywire. “So I would like to take it back and retract and say that I think Chloe is a very cute and talented girl. I don’t have a crush on her.”

O’Brien was last linked to his longtime girlfriend Britt Robertson, who he met when they filmed the 2011 movie The First Time, though The Blast reports they haven’t been seen together since earlier this year.

Moretz recently ended her rekindled romance with Brooklyn Beckham in the spring.


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Giant Bomb Still Changing Video Games Media Ten Years Later

What’s your favorite Giant Bomb moment? The bellicose “Mario Party” livestreams? The miraculous Persona 4 endurance run? The time Brad Shoemaker went knives out for “Destiny” to the shock and horror of his colleagues in the middle of one of those interminable Game of the Year deliberations? Maybe when the late, great Ryan Davis found […]

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Canucks, Linden ‘amicably’ split after four years

The Canucks said president of hockey operations Trevor Linden is leaving the organization to “pursue different endeavors.”
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Setting the stage for this year’s Team USA minicamp

Team USA has a new coach and a new player pool heading into this week’s minicamp in Las Vegas.
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Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago

The moon could have supported life billions of years ago, according to new research.
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Cat Power to Release First Album in Six Years, Featuring Lana Del Rey

Cat Power — a.k.a. singer, songwriter and producer Chan Marshall — will release “Wanderer,” her first new album in six years, October 5, through Domino Records. Produced by Marshall and recorded in Miami and Los Angeles, “Wanderer” includes guest vocals from of friend and recent tour-mate Lana Del Rey appearances by “longtime friends and compatriots,” the announcement says […]

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Lea Michele Reflects on Cory Monteith 5 Years After His Death

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‘Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting From the Museums of Madrid’ Review: A Visual Heritage Tour

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Brad Pitt ‘Was Dreaming About Being a Dad’ Years Before He Met Angelina Jolie: Source

Brad Pitt is feeling better now that he gets to spend more time with his kids.

The actor, 54, is in London now — where ex Angelina Jolie is currently filming Maleficent 2  — to see his children for a second time in recent weeks after a judge presiding over the former couple’s divorce proceedings established a detailed schedule for him to spend time with Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. The kids are currently living in London with Jolie as she films the Disney movie.

And being with the kids is already brightening his mood.

“Having kids was always very special to him. He wanted kids for years before he met Angie,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He was dreaming about being a dad. And he has always been a great dad. Very involved and present. He talks about the kids nonstop now. He brought gifts back to England.”

The court papers obtained by PEOPLE stated, “the children not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” and that Jolie, 43, could lose full custody of the kids if she doesn’t allow them to grow their relationships with Pitt.

Maddox, 16, their oldest son, isn’t included in the timetable. That’s because, according to the court, Maddox is old enough to decide for himself how much time he wants to spend with his father.

A spokesperson for Jolie called the court paper leak “misleading” and “not in the best interests of the children.”

The new ruling has made a significant impact in Pitt’s life as he was struggling with not knowing when he would have time with the kids.

“Brad has been in the best mood,” the source says. “Although he was away from the kids for a week, it seems just the fact that he now knows when he will see them, makes him very happy. He couldn’t wait to get back to England. Not following a proper custody schedule was very difficult for him. And very sad as well.”


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The Kinks recording new album after 20 years

The Kinks have reformed and are recording new material 20 years after they split, according to their frontman.
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Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh Break Up After 2 Years of Marriage

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Fire Guts Glasgow School of Art for Second Time in 4 Years

Considered the jewel in the Scottish city’s architectural crown, the building had been under restoration after being badly damaged in a 2014 blaze.
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Years After a High School Senior Was Nearly Beaten to Death, Hypnosis Helped Her ID the Suspect

For years, all Brittani Marcell knew was pain.

In September 2008, when she was a 17-year-old high school senior in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marcell was nearly beaten to death in her home, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The attack was so vicious it left her blind in one eye and deaf in one ear.

She underwent more than a dozen surgeries in order to recover and had to re-learn how to walk and talk, the Journal reported earlier this year.

Though Marcell’s mother inadvertently walked in during part of the attack, calling 911, the assailant fled, according to the paper. Marcell had no memory of what happened to her, and authorities had few fruitful avenues to pursue.

And then, in 2016, a change. First Marcell recalled a man with whom she was acquainted while working at the mall. Then, according to the Journal, a name came to her: Justin Hansen.

Her revelations reportedly led to DNA testing that showed a drop of Hansen’s blood was at the scene of Marcell’s assault. Prosecutors said a witness reportedly further confirmed having seen Marcell speak with Hansen at the mall where she worked. He was indicted in July.

Local TV station KOB reported that in April — nearly a decade after Marcell was struck again and again by a shovel — Hansen pleaded no contest to two charges in the assault: first-degree attempted murder and aggravated burglary.

His change came days before he was set to stand trial and not long after an appeals court declined to weigh in on whether his indictment violated the statute of limitations, the Journal reported.

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Hansen faces up to 18 years in prison at his July sentencing, according to prosecutors.

Still, he maintains his innocence.

The case’s progression is traced on Friday night’s episode of ABC’s 20/20, which is exclusively previewed above, in a clip that explains how Marcell first decided to undergo hypnotherapy to aid law enforcement.

The episode features interviews with Marcell and her mother as well as investigators in the case and Hansen himself.

ABC says that Hansen, who does not have a previous criminal history, argues additional testing on the weapons at the scene in 2008 — now impossible due to a 2015 error resulting in their destruction — would have exonerated him.

But Marcell is certain of his guilt, and her family agrees.

“We knew in our hearts he did this when this came about and Brittani remembered his name, but he took responsibility today and that goes a long way, to say that ‘I did this,’ ” her sister Alicia Marcell told the Journal in April. “I think that’s where we start to have some closure and healing.”

20/20 airs Friday (10 p.m. ET) on ABC.


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The Crown! The Crowd! Remembering Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation 65 Years Ago

It has been 65 years since Queen Elizabeth became the Queen.

Technically, she became the Queen 66 years ago, after her father, King George VI, died on February 6, 1952. But her coronation didn’t come for over a year after his death, in order to allow time to plan the elaborate event, and in hopes that they’d get a sunny day in June (they didn’t.) As fans of The Crown know, it is also said that the wait was partially for political reasons.

But the delay was well worth it: The jewel-studded occasion was attended by 8,000 guests, which included heads of state, including then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and representatives from the royal families of Sweden, Japan, Denmark and more. In total, 129 countries were represented. The Queen’s son, Prince Charles, was 4 years old, and was thus allowed to attend the festivities, making him the first heir apparent of a Queen to attend a coronation.

The newly-crowned Queen took the Coronation Oath at Westminster Abbey, where the three-hour-long service went off without a hitch. She was crowned with the St. Edward’s Crown, the same one that her father was crowned with 16 years before. The traditional (and heavy!) crown is only ever used at a coronation — the State Imperial Crown is used for other occasions afterwards, like the Opening of Parliament. She also wore the centuries-old coronation ring, on the fourth finger of her right hand, and carried the Orb, a gold sphere topped with a cross covered in diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphire, pearls and an amethyst.

Unlike in previous coronations, the Queen was the only person crowned. Prince Philip was not a King Consort, like the Queen Mother had been a Queen Consort, and was also crowned during her husband’s coronation ceremony. However, following the Archbishop of Canterbury, he was the first person to pay homage to the new monarch.

Three million more lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the new monarch riding from the Abbey back to Buckingham Palace. The route was designed to take as long as possible, in order for more people to be able to see the Queen. It took two hours total to make the relatively short journey. She did so in an intricate gilded carriage.

It was also the first coronation to be broadcast on television, with 27 million Britons watching and an additional 11 million listening on the radio. During the radio broadcast, the Queen said her own personal words of devotion to the people of the Commonwealth in her Coronation speech.

“The ceremonies you have seen today are ancient, and some of their origins are veiled in the mists of the past,” she said. “But their spirit and their meaning shine through the ages never, perhaps, more brightly than now. I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”

The day ended with the traditional appearance of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. A Royal Air Force fly past flew over the Mall, despite the rain clouds. And after the sun went down, fireworks lit up the London sky over the Thames.


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Lyle Menendez Describes Reunion with Brother Erik Years After They Murdered Parents: ‘Remarkable Moment’

The last time Erik and Lyle Menendez saw each other in person was on September 10, 1996, when the two brothers were found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1989 shooting deaths of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez.

For more than two decades, Lyle was housed at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California — a small town outside Sacramento. Erik was incarcerated at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, more than 500 miles away.

But last month, the brothers reunited.

Lyle Menendez, now 50, gave an interview to DailyMailTV. Audio clips have been released to Good Morning America.

“It was just a remarkable moment,” Menendez said. “It was just something I wasn’t sure was ever going to happen,”

Lyle revealed that how he embraced Erik, now 47. He whispered “finally,” and the brothers burst into tears.

The men now live in a unit where inmates agree to participate in educational and other rehabilitation programs. If any prisoners fight or cause disruptions, they are moved out of the unit.

Despite their lengthy separation, the brothers have remained close. In a rare jailhouse interview last year, Lyle told PEOPLE they kept in touch through the years.

“We write each other regularly,” he said. “We even play chess through the mail, but it’s a little slow.”

The brothers have also been active while behind bars since shooting their parents with shotguns in 1989: Erik spent time with terminally ill prisoners and Lyle has been president of the inmate government and ran a support group for prisoners who endured childhood sexual abuse.

“We just keep trying to find something positive from the experiences that we had,” Lyle told PEOPLE.

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Decades after their high-profile crimes, the Menendez brothers remain notorious among other inmates.

On Aug. 20, 1989, Erik and Lyle fatally shot their wealthy parents in the den of their home. Dad Jose Menendez, a 45-year-old Hollywood executive, was shot point-blank in the back of the head. Mom Kitty Menendez, 47, was shot 15 times, including once in the face.

At the time, Lyle was 21 and Erik was 18.

Prosecutors said the motive was the family’s $ 14 million estate. The brothers, however, initially blamed the killings on the mob but later claimed they shot their parents in self-defense after years of sexual abuse.

Jurors disagreed and convicted Erik and Lyle of first-degree murder, sentencing both to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Years after the shotgun slayings, do the brothers feel remorse for the violent crimes that resulted in their permanent incarceration?

“I would give my life to change it,” Erik told PEOPLE from prison in 2005. “I talk to my mom. She knows my heart. I ask for forgiveness.”


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After 27 Years, Union Plants a Flag in Tokyo

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“The kind of family that this store came from that I grew out of is Stüssy, Supreme, Undefeated and Union, and there’s always been a really strong connection to Japan from early, early on,” said Union’s owner, Chris Gibbs. The Tokyo location is a franchise partnership with Jack Inc., which will also serve as the brand’s distributor in Japan. In addition, the company has been Stüssy’s local partner for over 35 years.
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How to See the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon,’ Appearing This Week for First Time in Over 150 Years

Keep your eyes on the skies this week: a lunar trifecta that hasn’t occurred since 1866 will put on a pre-dawn show.

In the early morning hours of Jan. 31, a total lunar eclipse will coincide with a blue moon and a supermoon, known as a “super blue blood moon.”

Here’s everything you need to know about this phenomenon and how to watch it unfold.

What exactly is a ‘super blue blood moon?’

This rare celestial event is made up of three coinciding occurrences. A supermoon is when the moon is closer to Earth in its orbit, therefore appearing bigger and brighter  – NASA predicts Wednesday’s moon will appear 14% brighter than usual. A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month, and the first took place on Jan. 1. Finally, a lunar eclipse occurs when a full moon passes into Earth’s shadow – and the “blood” part of the name comes from the faint red sunbeams that peek out around the edges of the Earth, giving the moon a reddish color.

How rare is this?

While none of these three lunar events are uncommon, they haven’t all coincided in 152 years, according to The Guardian.

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When and where is it happening?

NASA says Jan. 31’s super blue blood moon will begin at 5:51 a.m. ET, so set your alarms.

“Your best opportunity if you live in the East is to head outside about 6:45 a.m. and get to a high place to watch the start of the eclipse—make sure you have a clear line of sight to the horizon in the west-northwest, opposite from where the Sun will rise,” Gordon Johnston, program executive and lunar blogger at NASA Headquarters, advises.

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Those in the Central time zone will have an even better view, with the best time to be on the lookout between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m. CT. The show will start at 4:48 a.m. for those is the Mountain time zone, with the peak at 6:30 a.m., while those on the West coast can start watching at 3:48 a.m. PT. The best viewing will be between about 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. local time, and the totality phase ends about 6:05 a.m.

Stargazers living in Alaska or Hawaii will be able to see the entire eclipse before sunrise. Those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand will see the “super blue blood moon” during moonrise on the evening of Jan. 31.

Where can I watch online?

If you don’t feel like rolling out of bed, NASA will be livestreaming the event at NASA.gov/Live starting at 5:30 a.m. ET.


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Gap Flashes Back Nearly 50 Years, and Decades In Between, for Collection

Ah, memories.
Gap Inc. will launch Archive Reissue — Logo Remix, a collection for men and women that includes T-shirts, sweatshirts and rugby shirts, designed with logos from across the decades of the brand, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. Logo Remix will be available at gap.com on Jan. 27 and select Gap stores globally beginning Jan. 29.
A limited-edition Logo Remix capsule featuring 30 one-of-a-kind items, made by deconstructing and reworking vintage Gap logo sweatshirts and T-shirts from the brand’s archives, was assembled by hand at Gap’s New York design studio.
A Logo Remix film is populated by a cast of  global talent that’s creating culture on their own terms through music, acting, comedy and activism. “They’re the world’s leading culture remixers,” said Craig Brommers, Gap’s chief marketing officer. “Gap is always one to celebrate and bring culture to the mainstream.”
The group, which includes Awkwafina, Bria Vinaite, Connor Franta, Maya Jama, Metro Boomin, Miles Heizer, Naomi Watanabe, Sabrina Claudio and SZA, will appear in a 30-second version of the film that will air on Sunday during the Grammy Awards.
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Billy Reid Reflects on 20 Years in Fashion

NEW YORK — Billy Reid could be a case study in resilience.
Since he created the first William Reid collection in March 1998, the soft-spoken Southern designer has experienced more than his share of ups and downs.
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UK suicide rate shows largest drop for 20 years

Rates fell for both men and women, although men still account for three-quarters of cases.
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Ranking the 10 greatest years in hockey history

In honor of the NHL’s centennial celebration, we set out to determine which calendar year, since 1917, was the greatest in hockey history, factoring in international hockey tournaments and anything off the ice that might have made the year memorable.
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Chanel Makes New Year’s Resolutions

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: “Call things by their name.” “Take things in hand.” “Makeup your weaknesses (never your emotions).” So read some of the resolutions outlined by Chanel’s new year’s fragrance and beauty campaign, titled “En 2018 Osez” (or “In 2018 Dare”), which is set to run in the Paris metro system between Dec. 19 and 25.
Each written message is paired with a product: “Stop at red,” features a photo of a Rouge Allure lipstick, for instance. “Make a statement with the most care” is shown with a jar of Sublimage cream, and “Long live love and water” is pictured with the No.5 L’Eau fragrance.
The institutional advertisements are meant to suggest that true independence, freedom and success come only after taking full control of one’s own life, as Gabrielle Chanel did, according to Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, director of creative resources at Chanel Perfumes Beauty and Watches Jewelry.
Chanel, who famously loved to be where she was unexpected, no doubt would have given the nod to the campaign’s lofty-yet-underground nature.

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5 Years Later, Newtown Victim’s Sisters Put Letters in Her Stocking for Santa to Take to Heaven

The Christmas season — a time of giving and joy, of twinkling lights and family celebrations — is still hard for Alissa Parker, five years after her daughter Emilie, then 6, was killed along with 25 others in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

“The truth is, every year when I open up those box of decorations and ornaments, it is really tough,” Parker tells PEOPLE in an interview to mark the anniversary of the shooting that cracked open the community of Newtown, Connecticut.

Each holiday she is surrounded by memories of the Dec. 14, 2012, attack — as well as of new Christmas traditions that her family focuses on, keeping Emilie in their hearts.

“This was what the moment frozen in time was like and these were the things that were out. I have to train myself to balance that with the fond memories and the new memories we are creating,” Parker says. “I don’t feel like I should try to forget the hard ones, but I do want to make sure I balance that by focusing on good things.”

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In their countdown to Christmas each year, Emilie would keep track of the family’s Advent calendar.

“We have these little boxes that have a piece of the Nativity scene and every day you open up, and Emilie had written the numbers down on the pieces of paper that we used to wrap the boxes,” Parker says.

“It stopped the day she died. I still have it exactly the way it is.”

Emilie’s stocking is hung again this holiday season — it’s where her younger sisters, 3 and 4 years old when she died, and her parents leave their letters for her in heaven.

“Every year, the girls write a letter to Emilie about their year and we write a letter to Emilie about her year and we put it in her stocking, and the idea is that Santa will take it and deliver it to Emilie,” her mom says. “The idea is to take a moment to reflect: How has my year been and what would I tell you?”

“It’s pretty emotional for me. It’s pretty tough,” she says. “But I find it pretty therapeutic to let that out and so I keep them and I created this book that I keep the letters in.”

On Christmas morning, Parker says, inside Emilie’s stocking “is always a gift that Emilie would want you to enjoy.”

“One year we put art supplies in there for the girls and another year we put in picture flip books of the day they were born. … One year we put in a necklace with a picture of them with Emilie,” Parker says. “We try and keep that tradition alive where it’s a way to make her a part of the event.”

Parker’s family moved to the Pacific Northwest following the Newtown shooting, a change that “really normalized again and it made us blend in a little more.”

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“That has been a large contributor to our being able to process things and being here again has lifted our spirits, because I don’t have all the triggers that I did when I was living there,” she says.

At the same time, the family doesn’t work to keep their thoughts away from the child they lost.

“We are very faith-driven, and we try to be organic about the way we approach Emilie and her story so that when questions come up or memories come up, we welcome them and don’t run away from them,” Parker says. “But at the same time we try to be conscious about balancing it with our kids and what they are experiencing right now and making sure all of it is very natural and organic.

“For us that has worked,” she continues. “I didn’t want her name to feel taboo.”

Quickly bonded in her grief to another Sandy Hook mom, Michele Gay, whose daughter Josephine was also killed, Parker cofounded the nonprofit Safe and Sound Schools as well as the Emilie Art Connection, which, she says, “allows us to remember Emilie in a fun way that captures her personality.”

Of her work with Gay on SaSS, which provides “highly specific” information and security preparation tips to communities nationwide, Parker says, “We focus on the positive and the beautiful things. It’s not that we ignore the hard things, but it’s just not in our nature and I think Safe and Sound Schools is a reflection of that.

“Our tactics are not to use fear or to scare you into school safety but to inspire you and give you tools and make you feel empowered to do it.”

“We are a unifying force,” Parker says, “just like our girls were.”


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Which player will people still talk about 100 years from now?

The centennial of the NHL’s first game got us thinking about the legacy today’s stars will leave. Sidney Crosby has all those Cups and Alex Ovechkin is one of the game’s greatest scorers, but there’s something mythical about hockey’s most famous mullet.
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The Simpsons Predicted Disney Owning Fox 20 Years Ago

An episode of The Simpsons seemingly predicted Disney’s ownership of Fox in 1998.

Reported by Newsweek, the timely coincidence is seen in an image from Season 10 episode “When You Dish Upon A Star” where Fox is shown to be a division of the Walt Disney Corporation.

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Celebrity Big Brother: All-female launch ‘to mark 100 years of women’s votes’

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Sheryl Sandberg, Who Lost Her Husband 2 Years Ago, Launches Initiative to Help Grieving Families During the Holidays

For many people coping with the diagnosis of a serious illness or the loss or separation of a loved one, facing the holiday season will be challenging—and they’ll need support from friends and family to help find joy in between their moments of grief.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer and author of the popular book Lean In, knows this struggle all too well: Sandberg lost her husband and father to her two children, Dave Goldberg, in May 2015 after he died suddenly at age 47 while on vacation in Mexico. After experiencing the pain that comes from loss and learning of ways to respond to it, Sandberg teamed with psychologist Adam Grant to publish the book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy and its accompanying website to help those facing adversity in relation to a loved one. This is something especially important during the holiday season, Sandberg says.

“The holidays are reminders, and you really feel the absence of the person,” Sandberg, 48, tells PEOPLE. “Particularly if there’s a loss, the holidays are times when whatever challenges we face, our absences are felt so deeply, whether it’s been a week or decades.”

This magnification of grief is something that will be experienced by many households who will have empty seats at the dinner table or unopened gifts under the Christmas tree this year.

To help family and friends of the bereaved who may be unsure how to best lend their support during the holidays, Sandberg is launching the #OptionBThere initiative, where visitors can find a collection of advice and tips organized by themes including “just be there,” “say something,” “lend a hand” and “celebrate the good.” OptionB.Org community members have also submitted their own real-life experiences and detailed what worked for them during difficult holiday seasons.

“The number one thing I’ve learned, which is why we’re doing this, is that so often, we don’t address the hard things because we don’t know what to say,” Sandberg says, “so you don’t say anything.”

To relieve these often difficult and painful situations, #OptionBThere provides conversation starters to help friends and family feel comfortable sharing their feelings, and suggestions for feel-good games, “all feelings welcome” dinners, meaningful gift ideas and holiday cards to remind them that they’re loved. 

For those experiencing grief who are unsure of how to interact with other during family engagements and celebrations, #OptionBThere also has tips on how to ask loved ones for help, and a seven-step guide to creating a “holiday bill of rights” to allow themselves to approach the holidays under their own terms. These suggestions may help them to find a bit of happiness during difficult times.

“Let yourself feel what you feel. Try to think of moments of joy. Little things,” Sandberg says. “Sometimes we’re looking for happiness in big ways, and I think, if you’re facing a holiday, or even a regular day through your illness or pain, you can’t be happy all the time—don’t put that pressure on yourself.”

In the years after Goldberg’s passing, Sandberg took up the habit of writing down three moments of joy at the end of her day, which have helped her to appreciate everyday moments.

“It is a great irony of my life that I lost my husband, and I am more grateful,” she says. “I’m grateful that I was alive for Thanksgiving. I’m 48. That never would have occurred to me before.”

Sandberg stresses that one of the most important actions that friends and family of the bereaved can do is simply show up.

“Just do something. That’s really what #OptionBThere is all about,” she says. “When you show up with a meal, when you show up with a hug, when you show up with the funny story, or just the willingness to sit there and cry with the person, that’s incredibly powerful—helping ourselves see what is still good in our lives is a super important part of recovery, and when you show up for someone, you are creating a good moment.”


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Adopted Woman Whose Family Thought She Was Dead Reunites with Siblings 60 Years Later: ‘I Feel Whole’

For decades, Sylvia Kewer’s family thought she was dead.

Kewer, who was adopted as a toddler, grew up in Emporia, Virginia, believing she was an only child. All of that changed in August when she learned she has four half-siblings.

“ was saying her whole life she didn’t know what she was. She kept saying, ‘What am I?’ ” Kewer’s daughter, Natalie Graves Tucker, tells PEOPLE.

“Here she is thinking she’s alone all these years and doesn’t know her story … She’s always been a loner and here she has four siblings with children and grandchildren!”

On Nov. 11, Kewer met her half-siblings (and dozens of other family members) at a sweet reunion in Abingdon. Tucker rented a home for the family where they had a cookout and shared old photographs.

“It was a culmination of pictures and conversations and emails that we’ve had with the family over the past few months. It was exciting,” Tucker says. “They just opened their arms with love and so it couldn’t have happened any better. I couldn’t have planned it any better.”

Kewer spent a day and half with her newfound siblings: Billy Ray, 63, Nancy Goode-O’Donnell, 69, Ralph Duff and Curtis Duff, 72.

Tucker says the reunion left her mother feeling loved, she recalls Kewer saying: “I feel whole, reborn, refreshed and stronger than ever.”

A Family Journey

The siblings’ reunion was months in the making, and it all began with a DNA test on Ancestry.com. Tucker and Kewer submitted tests and soon learned that their DNA matched that of several other people — including Ray’s son.

“When I told her that her brother wanted to FaceTime her, she was just like, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ ” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “It’s just so amazing for her. She’s like there’s no longer a question mark. ‘I know who I am and I know what I am.’ ”

Tucker, Ray and Kewer began communicating and, over the next few months, Tucker says she received Facebook messages from cousins, nieces, nephews and more, all eager to attend the cookout Tucker had planned for the family’s reunion.

As the family met and exchanged stories at the rental home from Crooked Cabin Properties, they began to piece together Kewer’s story.

Many of the siblings went their separate ways as children, one was raised by a grandmother, another by their father, and others were adopted. Kewer’s four half-siblings had long known about each other, and reunited at their mother’s funeral in the ’80s.

However, Kewer, born Dorothy Mae Goode, was the mystery.

“Billy found and everybody kept saying, ‘I guess Dorothy was dead,” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “My mom only remembers an orphanage and she remembers my grandparents coming to get her.”

A Fresh Start

Now that Kewer has found her family, she never plans to let them go. Tucker says the siblings exchanged phone numbers, noting that Kewer talks to her half-sister Nancy almost every day.

“There is talk about having another get together next year in the spring or the summer,” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “Everybody wants to get together next year.”

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She adds of her mother: “Now that she has everybody’s information, she definitely plans to connect with everybody.”

With the reunion, Tucker says a special bond was formed between Kewer and Nancy.

“Her and her sister just stuck together like glue when they were there,” Tucker tells PEOPLE.


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Woman Who Sabotaged Fiancé’s Kayak Sentenced to 4 Years — But Could Be Released Next Month

Angelika Graswald, the New York woman who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the drowning death of her fiancé as they kayaked on the Hudson River in 2015, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months to four years in state prison, her attorney confirms to PEOPLE.

Graswald had faced murder charges in the death of Vincent Viafore, 46, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge in July. 

Graswald’s attorney, Richard Portale, previously told PEOPLE he expects her to be home as early as next month due to time served since her arrest in April of 2015.

At the sentencing, Viafore’s sister, Laura Rice, told Judge Robert Freehill that she thinks of her brother’s “last moments alive…and I visualize him trying to survive hypothermia in the freezing cold river, confused and not understanding why the woman who said she loved him and wanted to marry him did nothing to help him,” reports the Poughkeepsie Journal

Viafore drowned on April 19, 2015 in the Hudson River after his kayak capsized in rough seas and windy conditions. He and Graswald were kayaking back to the mainland from an afternoon on Bannerman Island, an island in the Hudson River in Dutchess County. 

Ten days later, Graswald was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after police said she told them she removed a plug from the kayak to destabilize it and had taken a connector off the paddle. 

Once Viafore was in the river, prosecutors said Graswald pulled Viafore’s paddle away from him as he fought for his life, then waited until he had drowned before calling 911.

The motive was $ 250,000 in life insurance policies, prosecutors said.

In her plea deal to the reduced charges, Graswald admitted she knew that the locking clip to Viaforte’s kayak paddle was missing, that he was not wearing a life vest or a wet suit, and that the waters in the Hudson River were dangerously cold and rough at the time.

But it was Graswald’s lack of urgency in seeking help for Viafore after he entered the freezing April waters that Judge Freehill said led to Viafore’s death.

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“It was the immediate act of your being in your kayak and Vincent floundering in the water, and you taking no action to help him,” Freehill said, according to the Times-Herald Record.

Graswald has long maintained her innocence regarding the murder charges. In a statement her attorney released after the sentencing hearing, Graswald said: “I am not a murderer. I’ve said that from the beginning. If I could do anything to bring Vince back, I would.”

Graswald is a native of Latvia, and Viafore’s family wants Graswald deported after she finishes her sentence — a sentence they feel is far too short, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.

In an interview with reporters after the hearing, Viafore’s mother, Mary Ann Viafore, told reporters that “justice was not served for my son. Four years for taking someone’s life? No way.”


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D’oh! Simpsons composer fired after 27 years

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