Leslie Jones Sent Mirai Nagasu a Supportive Message During Her Rollercoaster Olympics: Be Proud

U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu’s 2018 Winter Olympics include a bronze-medal win in the team event after a season’s-best skating performance, followed by two subsequent routines that left her far from the podium in her individual competition. She attempted and succeeded at the tricky triple axel jump—becoming the first American woman ever to do so at the Games. She tried it again in her individual skate and fell then scrapped a third attempt mid-skate. In the middle of that up-and-down Olympic experience, Nagasu, 24, got a supportive message via Instagram from none other than Saturday Night Live actress Leslie Jones. “ said, ‘This is the Olympics, it’s not easy and… Read More

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Lindsey Vonn Looks Back at Her 3-Time Olympic Medal-Winning Ski Career: ‘I Enjoyed Every Second’

Decorated skier Lindsey Vonn cried when she won the bronze medal in the downhill event in PyeongChang, in what is expected to be her final Olympic appearance. Afterwards, Vonn sat down to talk with PEOPLE about how she soaked in every moment of her history-making skiing career. …read more Source:: People.com       

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From a Coma to the Olympics: How an American Snowboarder Rebounded in Less Than 4 Years

Snowboarder Aaron “A.J.” Muss had only been out of his medically-induced coma for two days when he decided that it was time to leave the hospital. “I wouldn’t let them put me in a wheelchair and wheel me out,” Muss, a 23-year-old New Jersey native, tells PEOPLE. “I walked out. I wouldn’t do it any other way. Unfortunately I didn’t walk myself in, but I was walking myself out.” That was in April 2014. In January of that year, Muss had injured his shoulder while practicing but put off treating the injury so as to continue competing in his chosen discipline of parallel slalom and giant parallel slalom snowboarding. On… Read More

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Facing Off Against the KarJenners on Celebrity Family Feud

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are in a major family feud. The couple — who recently welcomed baby no. 3, daughter Chicago West, via surrogate — got into a hot and heavy battle on Saturday with Kardashian West’s mother Kris Jenner, grandmother Mary Jo “M.J.” Campbell, and sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. Their fight, which happened in front of an audience of of onlookers, was captured for cameras — not for the family’s hit E! show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but for ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud. Kardashian West spilled the beans on Snapchat, in a series a videos filmed from the backstage greenroom and set. She and… Read More

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Pregnant Jessie James Decker Cuddles with Eric in a Swimsuit on Last Vacation Before Due Date

Jessie James Decker is soaking up the sun while she can! The country singer, 29, is off with husband Eric Decker on a tropical getaway and enjoying every moment. “Last vacation before our little boy arrives,” Jessie James wrote on Saturday, captioning an Instagram shot of herself and her man exchanging smiles on a beach. Her sweet photo showed Eric down on one knee, his wife sitting on the other. Both lovingly look at one another as he places his hand on his wife’s growing baby belly. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies… Read More

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Solano County flu deaths reach 7

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. County public health officials reported seven Solano County residents, ages 19 to 64, have died of flu or flu-related causes since the season began Oct. 1, and the number of deaths continues to rise although flu cases are decreasing, generally reflecting statewide data, The Reporter has learned. A health education specialist with the county Department of Public Health, Shai Davis noted in email that, while the number of reported flu cases decreased in late February compared to January, “We are still getting reports of deaths.” Department leaders… Read More

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Kim Kardashian West Is ‘Over’ Her Blonde Hair, 6 Months After Changing Her Look

Kim Kardashian West may be prepping another big hair change! The 37-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star seems to have grown tired of her light locks. “I can’t even tell you how over my blonde hair I am!” the KKW Beauty mogul tweeted on Saturday. This comes six months after the new mom-of-three debuted her major hair change — first going platinum during New York Fashion Week back in September. Since then her waist-length hair has gone through a variety of changes thanks to hair artist Chris Appleton. She chopped it into a sharp bob, went back to extensions, and altered the color ever-so-slightly throughout. I can’t even tell… Read More

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Chris Soules’ Motion to Dismiss Felony Charge Denied by Iowa Supreme Court After Fatal Car Crash

An Iowa Supreme Court has denied an appeal in the ongoing case against Chris Soules, multiple outlets report. The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars alum was charged with leaving the scene of a car accident last April that resulted in the death of 66-year-old Vietnam veteran Kenneth E. Mosher. Soules was arrested on April 25, 2016 in Iowa after he allegedly crashed his truck into a tractor, running it off the road into a ditch. His vehicle was later found at a home that he was present at, and Soules allegedly refused to leave until officers obtained a search warrant several hours later. Iowa State Patrol alleged that he… Read More

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The big California Artisan Cheese Festival — plus cocktails!

When it comes to festivals, this one’s the big cheese. Literally. The California Artisan Cheese Festival heads back to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa March 23-25 for three days of events celebrating all things blue, brie and fromage-related. The weekend includes seminars, demonstrations, farm and creamery tours and, of course, cheese tastings, plus the always-popular Best Bite Competition and a Cheese & Cocktails bash. This year’s Best Bite Competition ($80), which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. March 23 in the fairgrounds’ Hall of Flowers, pits 20 cheesemaker-cheesemonger-chef trios against one another in a light-hearted competition to create the ultimate delicious, cheese-centric bite to serve with wines, ciders… Read More

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Emma Chambers Dies; Notting Hill Actress Was 53

Emma Chambers, a veteran actress likely best known for her sizable and very funny role in Notting Hill, died this week of natural causes. She was 53 years old. The surprising news was confirmed by Chambers’ agent in a statement to The Guardian. “We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers,” said John Grant to the British publication. He added: “Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many and we be greatly missed.” Overseas, Chambers rose to fame by portraying Alice Tinker in the BBC’s The… Read More

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