Kardashians Remember Late Dad Robert, Thank Medical Staff at UCLA Center Named After Him

Kardashians Remember Late Dad Robert, Thank Medical Staff at UCLA Center Named After Him

The Kardashian siblings are remembering their late father Robert Kardashian Sr. during April’s Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month.

The family issued a statement on Thursday, one year after the opening of UCLA’s Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health in Los Angeles.

“More than ever we are thinking about the medical staff on the front lines during this pandemic and thankful for everyone who risks their lives each day for others,” said Rob Kardashian, 33, Khloé Kardashian, 35, Kourtney Kardashian, 40, and Kim Kardashian West, 39, referring to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

“This month is also an important time for us as we remember our father and shine a light on Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month,” they continued. “We’d like to thank the dedicated staff of skilled doctors and nurses that work at the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health.”

Robert, a businessman and attorney, became a household name when he helped defend friend O.J. Simpson during his infamous 1994 murder trial. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in July 2003 and died less than eight weeks later, at age 59, on Sept. 30, 2003.

RELATED: Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian Share Emotional Birthday Tributes to Late Father Robert

The center in his name was started by Dr. Eric Esrailian, doctor of digestive diseases and one of UCLA Health’s leaders, in the effort to raise funds for COVID-19 supplies.

Dr. Esrailian, who is also of Armenian descent, is close friends with the Kardashians. Last fall, he launched the The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA, a hub for all Armenian-related education, research and outreach on campus.

The Kardashian family has been supportive of the Institute and efforts towards Armenian Genocide awareness. During last week’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim and Kourtney traveled to Armenia to baptize their children. During the trip, Kim and Dr. Esrailian spoke at the World Congress on Information Technology in Yerevan, and Dr Esrailian also introduced the sisters to President Armen Sarkissian.

Dr. Esrailian is also helping raise awareness and funding for UCLA Health during the coronavirus pandemic to not only purchase additional supplies but to also support research and e

Read more: https://people.com/tv/kardashians-cancer-awareness-statement-robert-kardashian/

Clinton Whistleblower Linda Tripp Dies: A Look at the Woman Who Helped Changed Political History

Clinton Whistleblower Linda Tripp Dies: A Look at the Woman Who Helped Changed Political History

Linda Tripp Rausch, the Pentagon worker who exposed recordings of Monica Lewinsky detailing her relationship with President Bill Clinton, died on Wednesday at age 70, but her impact on American political history will live on.

While Linda is best known for her role in the 1998 scandal, she created a new life for herself after she was dismissed from the Pentagon in 2001.

PEOPLE confirmed Linda’s death on Wednesday.

Joseph Murtha, an attorney who had previously worked with Linda, said, “sadly, Linda did pass away today,” though he could not provide more information.

“My mommy is leaving this earth. I don’t know myself if I can survive this heartache,” Linda’s daughter Allison Tripp Foley wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post, per the New York Post. “Please pray for a painless process for the strongest woman I will ever know in my entire lifetime.”

Here’s what to know about the whistleblower.

Involvement in the Lewinsky scandal 

Linda secretly recorded conversations with Lewinsky without the White House intern’s knowledge and went on to share those recordings with independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who was investigating Clinton.

Linda told ABC News in 2001 that she was “fascinated” with the scandal.

“I couldn’t believe — could he be that reckless?” she told the outlet. “Could he be that arrogantly reckless to philander with a child? I was reeling from the horror of it all.”

RELATED: Linda Tripp Dies at 70: Lightning Rod Exposed Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky Affair — Then Started Over Away from D.C.

“I think the country needed to know,” Linda told Larry King in 2003. “The arrogance — the reckless arrogance that was going on in the Oval Office.”

When King pressed her on the secret recordings of someone who considered her a friend, Linda said, “First of all, documenting the evidence was something that happened long after I knew Monica Lewinsky. And after she was informed repeatedly that I would not help President Clinton fix the court case.”

Relationship with Lewinsky

Linda has denied that she and Lewinsky were friends, despite the intimate details Lewinsky shared with her.

“It wasn’t a friendship,” Linda previously told Fox

Read more: https://people.com/politics/clinton-whistleblower-linda-tripp-dies-a-look-at-the-woman-who-helped-changed-political-history/

Do We Need Romantic Comedies More than Ever? This Woman Argues That We Do

Do We Need Romantic Comedies More than Ever? This Woman Argues That We Do

 

Naomi Shah is the founder and CEO of Meet Cute, a new entertainment company that makes short, audio romantic comedies. An ideal night for her is a rom com movie marathon with her friends and a big bowl of popcorn (which translates well to social distancing!). Before starting Meet Cute, she was a member of the investment team at Union Square Ventures, a technology venture capital firm in New York, where she spent most of her time talking to companies in the well-being space. She shares an essay about why the romantic comedy is more important than ever during a bleak time in our history – namely, the coronavirus pandemic.

In the last couple of weeks, a lot of articles and tweets have talked about the influence of the Black Death on the Renaissance. During that time, people explored and patronized art and other creative endeavors that made them feel good as a means of coping with the misery of mass death and bad news. This historical tie-in points to a similar future that might be full of modern-day Midsummer’s Night Dreams.

In the 1930s, during The Great Depression, entertainment and specifically romantic comedies (rom-coms) burgeoned. The decade before, movies had just transitioned from silent films to “talkies”, setting up Hollywood well to make stories about human connection. Movies like Sylvia Scarlett (1935), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Holiday (1938), Ninotchka (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), and Woman of the Year (1942) were entertaining people during the crises of a severe worldwide economic depression and the Second World War.

This same time period saw a rise in slapstick comedy that functioned similarly to rom-coms as escapism: Charlie Chaplin helped pull people out of difficult times by making them laugh and Disney also released their first feature-length film Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. About 30 years later, Woody Allen entertained the masses in the Vietnam era of the 1970s with movies including Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1977).

In fact, the modern “renaissance” of the rom-com — the ’90s — is an outlier in the genre, since movies like Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride thrived during a relatively peaceful era. This could be why the romantic comedy developed a reputation as being somewhat frivolous. Sure, these usually aren’t the

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Kate Middleton’s $175 Blazer Is Nearly Sold Out, but We Found 6 Dupes for Less

Kate Middleton’s $175 Blazer Is Nearly Sold Out, but We Found 6 Dupes for Less

It may be a while until we see Kate Middleton out and about — the royal family will be celebrating a few of their major milestones a bit differently this month while social distancing. Thankfully, Kate left us with some ultra-chic outfit inspo to take into the spring season while we wait for her next appearance.

Just a few weeks ago, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a call center run by the London Ambulance Service in south London to show their support for emergency workers who are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. For the occasion, Kate opted for a $175 rose-colored blazer with matching trousers by British label Autograph from Marks & Spencer. Kate’s tailored set is not only sophisticated, but the pastel hue and double-breasted silhouette of her blazer makes for the perfect spring look, too.

Buy It! Autograph Wool Blend Double Breasted Blazer, $175; marksandspencer.com

Blazers of all shapes, styles, and colors have been majorly on trend for the past few seasons and are showing no sign of slowing down. Easy to style with a variety of different outfits, blazers are also a great polished piece to throw on for work-from-home video conferences..

Like almost everything that Kate wears, her exact blazer is selling out unsurprisingly fast. There may be a few left in stock, but you don’t have to stress if you miss out on scoring your size: We found six lookalike blazers to shop to get Kate’s spring style — and they start at just $30.

Scroll down to shop six dupes inspired by Kate Middleton’s rose-colored blazer now.

Buy It! Lush Novack Crepe Blazer, $29.97 (orig. $58); nordstromrack.com

Buy It! Asos Design Double Breasted Dad Suit Blazer, $92; asos.com

Buy It! Ann Taylor The Petite One-Button Blazer In End On End, $169; anntaylor.com

Buy It! Express Soft Notch Collar One Button Blazer, $76.80 (orig. $128); express.com

Buy It! Need Supply Co. Stelen Klara Oversized Blazer in Rose Gold, $118.50 (orig. $158); needsupply.co

Buy It! Cuyana Wool Double-Breasted Blazer, $355; cuyana.com

Read more: https://people.com/style/kate-middleton-autograph-marks-and-spencer-rose-blazer/

Bruce Willis Shaves Daughter Tallulah's Head Before Her Topless Photo Shoot with Sister Rumer

Bruce Willis Shaves Daughter Tallulah's Head Before Her Topless Photo Shoot with Sister Rumer

Bruce Willis is spending some quality time with his kids!

In a video shared on his daughter Tallulah‘s Instagram Tuesday, the actor, 65, can be seen giving the 26-year-old a buzzcut with an electric shaver while the two crowd around a bathroom mirror.

Rumer Willis, who is social distancing with her family, also helps with the haircut in an Instagram Story posted by director Dillon Buss and shared by Tallulah on her personal account.

“I get very serious while shaving heads,” Rumer, 31, captioned the same post on her Instagram Story.

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Tallulah posted another video of her dad shaving her head, captioning the sweet clip with an emoji of two hands shaking.

Following the dramatic hair transformation, Tallulah commemorated her new look with an outdoor photoshoot taken by her sister Rumer.

The portraits, which were posted to Rumer’s Instagram, show Tallulah posing topless while standing in front of a forest of trees.

“Shaved this nugget’s head today,” Rumer captioned one picture. “📷 by me.”

A source previously confirmed to PEOPLE that Bruce has been self-isolating with ex Demi Moore and their daughters — Tallulah, Rumer and Scout, 28 — amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Shaved this nugget’s head today 👩🏻‍🦲 📷 by me

A post shared by Rumer Willis (@rumerwillis) on Apr 7, 2020 at 5:54pm

Read more: https://people.com/movies/bruce-willis-helps-shave-daughter-tallulah-head-before-her-topless-photo-shoot-with-sister-rumer/

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