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Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffrey surprises 2nd-graders who wrote him letters

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was devastated after a critical dropped pass was intercepted in the NFC divisional game last weekend, ending the defending Super Bowl champions’ playoff hopes.

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However, words of encouragement from second-graders in a suburban Philadelphia school prompted Jeffrey to visit the students, WPVI reported.

One of those students, 8-year-old Abigail Johnson, wrote a heartwarming letter that went viral after her father tweeted it. She told Jeffrey, "I am a huge Eagles fan. When I watched the play last night I was crying."

"I think you are an awesome player no matter what. It takes a lot of practice and courage to catch a ball," Abigail wrote.

Jeffrey visited Alli Morris’ class of second-graders at Sarah Starkweather Elementary School in West Chester to thank the students, WPVI reported. Morris had told her students that they would try to connect to Jeffrey through FaceTime, but instead surprised them as Jeffrey walked into the classroom, ESPN reported.

The students serenaded Jeffrey with a chorus of the Eagles’ fight song, WPVI reported.

"We talked about empathy and kindness and kind of talking about how Alshon might feel," Morris told the television station. "We wanted to boost him up after a tough loss."

Lyle Menendez confirms he and brother were pictured on basketball card

Lyle Menendez confirmed that he and his brother, Erik Menendez, who were convicted in their murder of their parents, appeared in the background of a 1990-91 Hoops basketball card of Mark Jackson that went viral last month, the Daily Mail confirmed. 

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In an interview with DailyMailTV, the convicted murderer said he wouldn’t mind owning the card, which was seemingly worthless for years until a Reddit user spotted the brothers sitting courtside in the photo of Jackson, the New York Knicks’ point guard. The post went viral and the the value of the card jumped dramatically, although current eBay listings place it in the $15 to $30 range.

>> 1990 basketball card appears to show Menendez brothers

“I’d love to have the card, but it seems like they’re getting snapped up pretty quickly,” Menendez, 50, told the Daily Mail. “So, I probably won’t get one.”

Lyle Menendez and Erik Menendez, who turned 48 on Nov. 27, are serving life sentences without parole after fatally shooting Jose and Mary “Kitty” Menendez on Aug. 20, 1989. The brothers were convicted of their parents’ murders in 1996.

Both men are currently serving time at the R.J. Correctional Facility in San Diego, according to CBS News.The Reddit entry echoed an Aug. 9 Instagram post by jgold50, a self-described “collector of random things, mostly mortality subject matter.”

Sports Collectors Daily ran the nearly four-minute interview with Lyle Menendez on DailyMailTV, and parts of the discussion centered around the basketball card.

“At first I just said ‘Oh wow,’ you know it’s just a little emotional.” Lyle Menendez told DailyMailTV. “It was one of the last times with Erik and I, free together.”

Britain’s Prince Philip fine after car accident that injured two others

Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth and the father and grandfather of two future kings, Prince Charles and Prince William, respectively, was involved in a car accident Thursday afternoon (local time) in Norfolk near the queen’s Sandringham estate, according to news reports.

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The prince, 97, was driving a Land Rover, which overturned during a collision with another car, but the Duke of Edinburgh walked away unscathed, the BBC reported.

A witness told the BBC that the duke was “very, very shocked,” but he was not injured and did not need medical treatment.

Two women in the other vehicle did need treatment for minor injuries. They were treated and released from a local hospital.

Both drivers were given breath tests to check for alcohol and both tested negative.

>> Trending: Prince William, Kate startled after water squirted at them by runner

The queen and Prince Philip have been staying at Sandringham since Christmas. The duke still drives at 97 and some say only the queen could convince him to hand over his keys.

Megyn Kelly jokes about her unemployment on way to jury duty

Former “Today” host Megyn Kelly laughed off her unemployment in a social media post Thursday morning as she was heading to jury duty in New York.

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“About to begin jury duty this morning. Slightly concerned about the effectiveness of the ‘I’m far too busy’ excuse this time,” the former host of “Megyn Kelly Today” posted on Twitter.

Kelly, 48, doesn’t have to worry about missing a paycheck if she is picked for the jury. She recently settled with NBC for the remainder of her three-year, $69 million contract, meaning she’ll receive about $30 million.

>> Related: Megyn Kelly has first NBC assignment: interviewing Vladimir Putin in June

She was removed from her show in October after backlash over her defense of the use of “blackface” and the network let her go shortly after.

R. Kelly is focused on suing Lifetime and doesn’t care about artist backlash

R. Kelly is on one mission, to sue Lifetime. He isn’t worried or has time to even worry about the artist backlash he’s been getting since the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ docuseries aired. 

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NFL announces Gladys Knight will sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII

The NFL announced Thursday morning that Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem before Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Knight, a seven-time Grammy Award-winner, was born and raised in Atlanta

Knight, known as the Empress of Soul, is best-known for her No. 1 singles "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For.”

Miley Cyrus denies pregnancy rumors: 'I am not egg-xpecting'

Pop star Miley Cyrus took to social media Wednesday night to deny rumors that she is pregnant.

>> Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth married, reports say

"I am not 'egg-xpecting' but it's 'egg-celent' to hear everyone is 'so happy for us'... We're happy for us too! 'Egg-cited' for this next chapter in our lives... Now can everyone leave me alone and go back to staring at an egg?" Cyrus, 26, tweeted in response to a Daily Mail report that claimed she and husband Liam Hemsworth "are expecting their first child together."

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>> Egg photo tops Kylie Jenner post as most-liked Instagram snapshot

The post featured an altered photo of the "Malibu" singer with a smiling egg covering her belly – an apparent reference to an egg photo that went viral this week.

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Cyrus married the 29-year-old Hemsworth last month.

Louisville renaming airport after boxing champ, hometown hero Muhammad Ali

Boxing great and humanitarian Muhammad Ali is about to receive an honor reserved for those of the highest distinction, whose lives have impacted millions and whose deeds have brought great honor and prestige to a city, a state or a nation.

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He’s having an airport named after him.

Ali, considered by many as the greatest athlete of the 20th century, was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Now, Louisville is honoring its hometown hero by renaming the city’s airport after Ali.

City officials announced this week, after a petition drive that was started following “The Greatest’s” 2016 death, that Louisville International Airport will be renamed Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

“Muhammad Ali belonged to the world, but he only had one hometown, and fortunately, that is our great city of Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer said, the Courier-Journal reported

“Muhammad became one of the most well-known people to ever walk the Earth and has left a legacy of humanitarianism and athleticism that has inspired billions of people,” Fischer said.

“It’s important that we, as a city, further champion The Champ’s legacy,” he said. “And the airport renaming is a wonderful next step.”

There are a few steps to go before the name change is official. The city still needs Federal Aviation Administration approval and must finalize an agreement to use his name and likeness.

The city will also spend about $100,000 in marketing and rebranding to align the airport name change to the city’s tourism efforts, the newspaper reported.

Ali, who was born Cassius Clay, would have turned 77 years old Thursday, and city officials hope the renaming and marketing changes are finished by June for the I Am Ali festival, the anniversary of his death in 2016.


Steve Carell’s new Netflix comedy series to be based on Trump’s Space Force

Actor Steve Carell is reuniting with “The Office” co-creator Greg Daniels for a new Netflix comedy series modeled off President Donald Trump’s directive last summer to create a Space Force as a sixth branch of the U.S. military, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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While Trump’s Space Force hasn’t gotten off the ground yet, Netflix released a tease trailer for the new comedy.

It’s described as a workplace series focused on the people responsible for creating the new Space Force, THR reported.

This will mark Carell’s first return to series television since leaving “The Office” after seven seasons in 2011.

>> Trending: ‘Cash me outside girl’ is cashing in with $900,000 beauty deal, report says

Carell, also an executive producer on the project, is expected to earn $1 million an episode or more.


‘Cash me ousside girl’ is cashing in with $900,000 beauty deal, report says

The “cash me ousside girl” of “Dr. Phil Show” fame, Danielle Bregoli, has landed a beauty endorsement contract worth $900,000, according to news reports.

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Citing sources close to Bregoli, 15, the tabloid celebrity site TMZ reported that the Florida teenager signed a six-month contract with CopyCat Beauty to appear in makeup ads and to use the company’s brands in social media posts and music videos. She’s also reportedly expected to earn a percentage of sales.

Bregoli, also known as Bhad Bhabie, could get an extension on the contract worth even more, depending on sales, according to TMZ.

The teenager and budding rap artist also reportedly signed a deal with SnapChat and made money with a 25-city tour promoting her music.

The troubled teen first caught the national spotlight with her catchphrase, “Cash me ousside. How bow dah?” on the “Dr. Phil Show” when she and her mother made an appearance for a segment on how to handle unruly children.

>> Related: ‘Cash me ousside’ teen reportedly planning national tour, taking show on the road

Since her appearance on the show in September 2016, Bregoli has had several run-ins with the law and is on probation in Florida until she’s 19. She also started a music career and now goes by the rap name Bhad Bhabie.

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