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Oprah reveals why she never married Stedman Graham after 30 years

They’ve been together more than 30 years, so why have Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham never officially married?

According to Winfrey, their choice to not marry is what kept them together.

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“The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, ‘What would have happened if we had actually gotten married?’ And the answer is: ‘We wouldn’t be together.’ We would not have stayed together, because marriage requires a different way of being in this world,” she said in Vogue’s September issue. “His interpretation of what it means to be a husband and what it would mean for me to be a wife would have been pretty traditional, and I would not have been able to fit into that.”

Related: Oprah opens up about why she never had kids

The two talked marriage in the past -- Graham even proposed in the 1990s -- but ultimately decided that not getting married was right for them.

In 2016, rumors emerged that Winfrey and Graham were planning a wedding, but Winfrey tweeted that it was “NOT TRUE” after getting calls from six people who knew her who gave congrats or expressed surprise that they didn’t get a wedding invite.

Report: Natalie Cole's 39-year-old son found dead

The 39-year-old son of Natalie Cole and grandson of Nat King Cole, Robert Yancy, was found in his San Fernando, California, apartment on Monday night. A concerned friend found his body after he was not heard from for several days.

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TMZ reports that family members were informed of Yancy’s death around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. 

Investigators believe Yancy died of a heart attack, according to his family. His death has been listed as natural, pending an official autopsy and toxicology report. The family believes that drugs were not involved.

Yancy’s mother, Natalie Cole, struggled with drugs in her lifetime before her 2015 death. Her official cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Yancy’s family insists that he did not have a drug problem and said he was “turning his life around” while working in the music industry.

His father, pastor and gospel musician Marvin Yancy,  died of a heart attack at the age of 34.

Natalie Cole and Marvin Yancy were married from 1976 to 1980.

Ryan Reynolds speaks out after stuntwoman dies on set of ‘Deadpool 2’

Ryan Reynolds has opened up about the tragedy on the set of “Deadpool 2.”

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On Monday, Joi “SJ” Harris, a professional motorcycle racer and stuntwoman, died on the set of the film when she lost control of her motorcycle and went airborne through a glass window while performing a stunt. It was her first film working as a stuntwoman, according to Deadline.

Related: ‘Deadpool 2’ stunt woman dies after motorcycle crash on set

Witnesses said brakes were not applied, and she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. She died on the scene.

Reynolds took to Twitter hours after the incident to share his condolences.

“Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming ‘Deadpool.’ We’re heartbroken, shocked, devastated ... but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment. My heart pours out to them -- along with each and every person she touched in this world,” he wrote.

The Vancouver Police Department confirmed the news of Harris’ death with a statement on their Twitter account.

The production studio, 20th Century Fox, released a statement expressing their condolences on Monday.

“We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’ this morning,” a company spokesperson told US Weekly. “Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”

WATCH: Church holds service themed after 2 Chainz’s Pink Trap House

Atlanta’s most talked-about temporary landmark just made its way back into the spotlight — on the sanctuary stage of the dReam Center Church of Atlanta, that is.

>> 2 Chainz creates Atlanta's latest landmark

In an effort to “Make the Church Relevant Again,” church leaders took a marketing tip from Atlanta-based hip-hop star 2 Chainz himself and decorated their sanctuary with a miniature Pink Trap House, a pink stove and a pink toy car.

>> 2 Chainz forced to postpone tour after injury

The church shared its one-of-a-kind service led by Bishop William Murphy on Facebook Live and as of Monday morning, the post has garnered nearly 30,000 views.

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Viewers and attendees alike lauded Bishop’s and the dReam Center Church’s unique way of attracting the youth for its Sunday service.

And 2 Chainz himself took to Instagram to praise the service, writing, “I think it’s dope to be used by God in different ways.”

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2 Chainz’ Pink Trap House, a flipped home at 1530 Howell Mill painted pink to mimic his album’s cover art, was a hot Instagram spot last month.

>> 2 Chainz Pink Trap House offers free HIV testing

The artist, currently performing in a pink wheelchair after breaking his leg on tour, initially used the venue to host a listening party to promote his project with actress and writer Issa Rae, “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.” 

>> On AJC.com: Atlanta's newest landmark takes social media by storm thanks to 2 Chainz

But the house was also used as a site for free HIV testing and for a “Trap Church” event hosted by Street Groomers, a neighborhood watch group and local faith leaders such as Michael Wortham, minister of young adults at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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While the Pink Trap House lease was up July 7, it seems marketing genius 2 Chainz is still making an impact around town.

Taylor Swift wins case against DJ in groping suit

A jury has sided with singer Taylor Swift in her lawsuit against radio DJ David Mueller.

The Associated Press reported on Monday that Mueller was ordered by Judge William J. Martinez to pay Swift a symbolic $1.

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The news comes after Martinez threw out Mueller’s counter suit against Swift in which he claimed he was falsely accused and that she got him fired. That suit was thrown out Friday.

Swift’s suit came from a 2013 incident in which Swift said Mueller groped her during a photo op at a meet-and-greet before one of her concerts.

The jury of six women and two men deliberated for a few hours, USA Today reported.

“I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process,” Swift said in a statement issued by her publicist, Tree Paine.

“I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”

The jury also found Swift’s mother, Andrea Swift, and the singer’s radio handler, Frank Bell  were not responsible for Mueller’s firing and had the right to contact Mueller’s supervisors about the incident.

Shonda Rhimes to leave ABC, join Netflix

TV viewers who are looking forward to new content from Shonda Rhimes won’t find her new programs on basic television.

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According to Variety, Rhimes is leaving ABC Studios to pursue a deal with Netflix. The Shondaland production company founder reportedly signed a “multi-year production deal” with the streaming service.  

The deal was announced Sunday.

Rhimes had been with ABC for more than 10 years, producing hit shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.”

“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan (Netflix Chief Content Officer) Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” Rhimes said in a statement. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for -- the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation. The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities.”

Rhimes already has plans to produce a series and “other projects,” Netflix announced in a news release.

“I’m thrilled by the idea of a world where I’m not caught in the necessary grind of network television,” Rhimes told the Wall Street Journal.

>> Related: Disney to ditch Netflix, launch its own streaming service

The “TGIT” (Thank God it’s Thursday) lineup will continue to air on ABC as Rhimes moves to Netflix

“Our current shows will continue to thrive on ABC and Shondaland will be there every step of the way,” Rhimes said. “I could not have asked for a better home to begin my career.”

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said he is “proud to have given a home to what have become some of the most celebrated and talked about shows on television.”

“Fans can rest assured that TGIT remains intact and will be as buzzed about as ever,” he said.

Read more at Variety, Netflix, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

Ginger Zee, of 'Good Morning America,' announces pregnancy

Another baby is on the way for “Good Morning America” meteorologist Ginger Zee and her husband, media personality Ben Aaron Colonomos.

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On Monday’s show, Zee revealed that she is expecting her second child during a forecast report. She broke the news to viewers at home and her coworkers with hints at her growing baby bump during her weather report.

“I am pregnant!” she shared, as her coworkers cheered and hugged her. “Another baby! Another boy! I feel good. (My belly is) gonna get big. That’s why I had to tell everybody, because it’s already happening.”

Zee also took to Twitter to share the exciting news with fans.

“Adrian already asking to hold his little brother new baby boy coming February 2018,” she captioned a photo of the 1-year-old holding her ultrasound picture.

'Bachelor' winner Lauren Bushnell reveals new beau months after split from Ben Higgins

Just three months after calling it quits with “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell has taken to social media with her new beau, Devin Antin.

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“Dibs,” she captioned a photo of the two together on Instagram.

Bushnell and Higgins got engaged on the reality dating series during season 20 but called it quits in May.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways,” the former couple said in a statement to People magazine at the time. “We feel fortunate for the time we had together and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other and ask for your support and understanding at this time.”

By August, Antin was making appearances on Bushnell’s Instagram, but the two go way back, according to a source.

“They met two years ago when Lauren was living in Marina Del Rey, before ‘The Bachelor,’ and became friends,” the unnamed source said, according to People. “They reconnected as friends when she moved back to Los Angeles, and then a relationship developed from there.”

See more at People.

Dave Grohl spotted in crowd at Metallica concert

No VIP suite or private box for him. Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters, was with the rest of Metallica fandom at a recent concert in Pasadena, NME reported.

The former drummer for Nirvana has spoken out about being a fan of the heavy metal legends, telling Creative Loafing that he’s “a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die.”

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Grohl said he bought the first Metallica album, “Kill ‘Em All,” on cassette from a mail order catalog in 1983.

He proved his love of the band by by giving up a private viewing of the July concert for the chance to be able to be right in the midst of the mosh pit, along with other fans. He even took time to snap a few photos with them.

Willie Nelson cuts Salt Lake City concert short over breathing issues, blames high altitude

Country music icon Willie Nelson blamed the altitude after he left the stage early with "breathing problems" during a concert Sunday night near Salt Lake City, Billboard reports.

Nelson, 84, apologized to fans in a statement provided to Variety.

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"This is Willie. I am very sorry to have to cut the Salt Lake City performance short tonight," the statement read. "The altitude just got to me. I am feeling a lot better now and headed for lower ground."

Early Monday, the singer tweeted a similar message from his verified account.

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The venue, USANA Amphitheatre, is in West Valley City, Utah, which is more than 4,300 feet above sea level, Variety reported.

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