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Roberta Flack, An Icon In The Music Industry, Was Recently Diagnosed With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis And Will Lose The Ability To Sing

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Roberta Flack, An Icon In The Music Industry, Was Recently Diagnosed With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis And Will Lose The Ability To Sing

In 2016, Roberta Flack, the singer of “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” experienced a stroke.
The renowned Singer Roberta Flack, best known for unstoppable hits like “Killing Me Softly With His Song” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” recently has been diagnosed with the degenerative neurological condition Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) as announced by her manager Suzanne Koga. Koga also remarked that the ALS disease has made it difficult for Flack to sing and speak, but she remains an icon that cannot be silenced. This is not Flack’s first health setback; she suffered a stroke in 2016.

Reports state that Flack plans to remain creative and work with her Roberta Flack Foundation despite her diagnosis. According to Flack’s website, the foundation exists to help aspiring creatives achieve their goals. She also plans to explore other avenues of creativity.

Antonino D’Ambrosio’s new film Roberta, a documentary about Flack, will premiere this week as part of the DOCNYC festival. The movie will then air on PBS as part of their American Masters series on January 24th, 2023. In addition to the film, next year, Flack will also release a children’s book named The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music, which she co-wrote with Tonya Bolden. This book tells the story of Flack’s childhood, how she learned to play piano, and how it changed her life.

Roberta Flack’s fourth solo album, “Killing Me Softly,” is approaching its 50th anniversary and will be reissued soon. To date, Roberta Flack has won five Grammy Awards–two of which were for “Killing Me Softly With His Song.” She was also awarded a lifetime achievement award in 2020.

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In the “Harry & Meghan” Docuseries, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Revealed Details about their First Meetings

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In the "Harry & Meghan" Docuseries, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Revealed Details about their First Meetings

As stated by Netflix, the royal family did not want to say anything about the things people said in the two-part documentary series.

In the new docu-series “Harry & Meghan,” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle open up about the early days of their relationship, sharing intimate details that offer a glimpse into their private lives.

The show opens with a note from Netflix stating that the royal family refused to give comment on the events and happenings shown in the series. Also, Meghan and Harry wrapped up all interviews before August, even before Queen Elizabeth’s passing.

The first episode showed Harry at Heathrow Airport on the day of “Megxit,” when he and Meghan Markle announced they would no longer perform senior royal duties.

Markle expressed her feelings, saying, “I don’t even know where to begin,” fighting back the tears as she films herself in her home state of California.

The prince confessed in the first episode that he had encountered Markle on Instagram during the summer of 2016. They kept their relationship “under wraps” from July 2016 until October of that year, when they decided to go public.

In the first episode, many of the couple’s friends made appearances, including Harry’s polo pal Ignacio “Nacho” Iglesias. They all vouched for Markle and Harry and how they were madly in love with each other from the day they met. 

Episode one of the docu-series dives into Harry’s relationship with his late mother, Princess Diana. He also stated that he constantly had paparazzi following him around, making it difficult to enjoy his childhood.

Harry divulged that his mother, Diana, was “tricked” into giving the popular Panorama interview in which she talked about her life as a member of the royal family. Harry also stated that his mother was “harassed” while married to the now King of England, King Charles. However, the harassment only amplified once they got a divorce.

Harry was advised as a child not to react or engage with the paparazzi if he wanted to avoid their attention. The Duke of Sussex said that the tabloids were hounding his wife in a similar way to how they treated his late mother, Princess Diana.

In the final minutes of the first episode, Harry candidly admitted that he was “naive” when he made his relationship with Markle public in October 2016. Harry stated that he was aware of the fact that many individuals disapproved of how he relinquished his royal duties in 2020. but asserted that his intentions were merely to “protect” his family. 

Prior to the release of their docu-series, Harry and Markle were criticized for including a clip where they claimed paparazzi were hounding them. However, this turned out to be an old photo from the London premiere of “Harry Potter” – years before the two had even met. According to the reports, the photographers were taking pictures of the star cast of the movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two” in Trafalgar Square, London. This incident occurred five years before Prince Harry met his wife, Meghan Markle.

Tuesday night, Markle and Harry went to the 2022 Ripple of Hope Award Gala organized in New York City.

After stepping down from their senior royal duties in 2020, the couple moved to California, where they are raising their son, Archie, and daughter, Lilibet.

The series’ first three episodes were released on Thursday, with Volume II coming out on December 15, 2022.

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Amber Heard Pleads for a New Trial in the Defamation Case Against Johnny Depp

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Amber Heard Pleads for a New Trial in the Defamation Case Against Johnny Depp

The actress has requested a new trial after Johnny Depp’s win in their court battle, citing several “unfair” factors.

Amber Heard is requesting another defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, arguing that she did not receive a fair hearing the first time around. The 36-year-old actress, most well-known for her performance in Aquaman, recently filed court documents as part of the appeals process from the five-week trial that occurred back in May. She is requesting either a reversal of the previously declared verdict or an entirely new trial.

She argued that the therapy notes in which she reported being abused should not have been excluded from the trial. Still, Fairfax County, Virginia Judge Penney Azcarate ruled them out as hearsay.

According to reports, Heard’s lawyers wrote in the 68-page document dated November 23 that the trial court did not allow the jury to deliberate on several occasions when Heard reported Depp’s abuse. If this decision is not reversed, it will be harder for other abuse victims to prove their allegations and likely discourage them from coming forward at all, they argued.

Depp, aged 59, sued Heard for $50 million ($A73 million) and won his case on June 1. He argued that Heard’s Washington Post op-ed- which made claims of domestic abuse against Depp- was defamatory. As a result, he was awarded $US10.35 million ($A15 million). Although Depp won the majority of the case, Heard was awarded $US2 million on one count from her countersue against Depp.

Furthermore, Heard’s lawyers contended that the trial ought to be in California–where the couple used to reside together–instead of Virginia, where The Washington Post’s servers are located. The filing states that Virginia courts are entirely inconvenient and have no connection to Depp or any meaningful connection to his claims.

Her lawyers argued that the case should never have gone to trial because Depp had already been ruled against in a 2020 UK court case, where he sued Britain’s The Sun in 2020 for referring to him as a wife-beater. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has already appealed the case to a higher court, claiming that the one count of defamation that Heard won at trial was based on false information.

The filing said that the jury’s favorable verdict on all three of the defamatory statements in his complaint fully vindicated Mr. Depp and restored his reputation.

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Johnny Depp Is Going To Be In Rihanna’s New ‘Savage X Fenty Vol. 4’ Show On Prime Video

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Johnny Depp Is Going To Be In Rihanna's New 'Savage X Fenty Vol. 4' Show On Prime Video

Johnny Depp will soon appear in Rihanna’s “Savage X Fenty Vol. 4” fashion show, becoming the first male celebrity to have a featured role in one of her shows. However, he is not the only celebrity to make a quick appearance in fashion as another celebrity like Cindy Crawford was also featured in the 2021 Savage X Fenty Showcase. Several other celebrities have been confirmed to make guest appearances for the “Vol 4” show, including Rihanna, Sheryl Ralph of “Abbott Elementary,” Winston Duke of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Taraji P Henson of “Empire,” Simu Liu of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi,” Irina Shayk, Marsai Martin and performances by Burna Boy and Anitta.

“Savage X Fenty Vol. 4” will be available to stream on Prime Video starting November 9, 2022.

After Depp’s highly publicized defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, he made a public appearance. The jury ruled that Heard had smeared Depp’s name in her 2018 Washington Post opinion piece about being a victim of domestic violence. However, the court’s jury also discovered that Depp’s lawyer defamed Heard while fighting back against her charges.

After the trial, Depp worked to rehabilitate his image with several public appearances. At the MTV Video Music Awards in August, he was inducted as a Moon Person. He not only joined musician Jeff Beck for a handful of live concerts but also released a 13-track joint album with him titled “18.” Not only is Johnny Depp ready to direct a biographical drama about Amedeo Modigliani- an Italian artist, produced by Al Pacino and Barry Navidi. He will also be playing the role of King Louis XV in the upcoming film “Jeanne du Barry, directed by French filmmaker Maïwenn.” This is a historical romance novel about a royal concubine.

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