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January 3, 2019

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN DENIES POOR HEALTH REPORTS

UNDATED (AP) — Olivia Newton-John has taken to Twitter to quell reports of her imminent death. Newton-John, who was diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades in 2017, posted a video on her official account Wednesday in which she said she was “doing great” and that “the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” In September 2018, the four-time Grammy winner told Australian news program “Sunday Night” that doctors found a tumor in her lower back. Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, undergoing a partial mastectomy and reconstruction. She was diagnosed with breast cancer again in 2013.

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CARRIE ANN INABA GETS HOST GIG ON ‘THE TALK’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Ann Inaba is no longer a temp on “The Talk.” The CBS daytime show announced Wednesday that Inaba has joined the panel of hosts, moving up from recurring guest host. “The Dancing With the Stars” judge replaces Julie Chen, who left the talk show in September. Chen’s departure came a week after her husband, CBS boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct allegations. In announcing her exit on-air, Chen appeared to endorse Inaba as her successor. Inaba, who has served as guest host on “The Talk” for two seasons, joins hosts Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne and Eve.

MICHAEL B. JORDAN, BEN STILLER AMONG GOLDEN GLOBE PRESENTERS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller and Idris Elba are among the first presenters announced for next month’s Golden Globe Awards. Other presenters announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dick Van Dyke, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chrissy Metz, Felicity Huffman and Mike Myers. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards that will air Sunday on NBC. The Globes show is also adding the Carol Burnett Award, an accolade that focuses on life achievement in television. The inaugural award will go to the 85-year-old Burnett, a five-time Globes winner. Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an accolade for film. The 69-year-old actor won a Globe in 2010 for his role in “Crazy Heart.”

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ARIANA GRANDE, CHILDISH GAMBINO AMONG COACHELLA HEADLINERS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend festival in Southern California from April 12 to April 14 and from April 19 to April 21 include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Janelle Monae. Other performers booked to play at the event include the 1975, DJ Snake, Diplo, Solange and Weezer. In 2018, Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star that included another No. 1 album with “Sweetener” as well as multiple hits, from “No Tears Left to Cry” to “God Is a Woman” to “Breathin.”

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