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Kentucky Derby Bans Selfie-Sticks and Drones

Kentuck Derby Bans Selfie Sticks

For all of those planning to attend the Kentucky Derby next month there’s one thing all you hat diva’s need to know.  There will be no selfie sticks.  Therefore if your planning to share your perfect Derby moments on social media…you’ll need a steady hand because selfie sticks aren’t allowed.

Representatives for Church Hill Downs have announced that the use of these devices  are prohibited.  Those who attempt to bring one inside the venue will be ask to throw it in the trash.

According to  reports…the decision was made  in the best interest of both the fans and the horses.

The good news is….if you have a iPhone or iPad and you refuse to dump your selfie stick …you can remain outside the gates and access  the Kentucky Derby mobile app which allows users to access many great interactive features on their mobile device.

These features include:

  • Event Lineup: View the list of exciting entertainment events and races beginning on Opening Night through the end of the year, build your own personal event “schedule” with one touch, and purchase tickets for each event directly from your mobile. 
  • Horses: Read about the Kentucky Oaks and Derby horses, view slideshows of these athletes in action, and start picking your favorites! 

Kim Kardashian and Khloe Meet Armenian Prime Minister

 

Kim Kardashian and Khloe Meet Armenian Prime Minister

While Kendall and Kylie Jenner were back in the states making and taking totally inappropriate Instagram and Snapchat photos and videos…their older sisters Kim and Khloe Kardashian were sitting across the table from none other than Hovik Abrahamyan, the Prime Minister of Armenia.

Kim and Khloe were commended by the Prime Minister for staying true to their Armenian heritage, keeping in touch with their Armenian roots and remembering the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Robert Kardashian, father of Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Rob Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California.  He was the son of Armenian-American parents Helen (née Arakelian) and Arthur Kardashian.   His great-grandparents, Sam and Harom Kardaschoff, were ethnic Armenian Spiritual Christian Prygun immigrants from Karakale, Kars (present-day Turkey).

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Rodner Figueroa Fired for Comments About Michelle Obama

Emmy winning fashion expert Rodner Figueroa has been fired from Univision after comments he made about Rodner Figueroa Fired From Univision After Racist Comment About Michelle Obama Michelle Obama. 

The 41-year-old talk show host, who’s known for his often outlandish fashion commentary, said that the first lady  looks like someone from the cast of “Planet of the Apes.” “Oh no he didn’t!”

The shamefully inappropriate remarks were made during a live segment of the show “El Gordo y la Flaca.” The shows hosts were commenting on a viral video that demonstrates a makeup artist who transformed himself into celebrities, including Michelle Obama.

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The shows co-host Lili Estefan appeared shocked at the comment and replied by asking  “What are you saying?” Figueroa defended his remark, saying “but it is true.”

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 Univision issued a statement aboit the incident saying that Figueroa’s comments “completely reprehensible” and said they “in no way reflect the values or opinions of Univision.”

Terry Pratchett Creator of Discworld has Died

English author Terry Pratchett , the creator of the exuberant, satirical “Discworld” series and author of more Terry Pratchett Diesthan 70 books, has died.

Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease,  died Thursday at his home, “ He was surrounded by his family.”

Pratchett reportedly died of  natural causes and the onset of complications of a chest infection combined with the worsening effects of his dementia.

He was 66.

Pratchett’s death was also announced on his Twitter account, with a series of tweets that began: “AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.”

It continued: “Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.”

“The End.”

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The Discworld is the fictional setting for all of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld fantasy novels. It consists of a large disc (complete with edge-of-the-world drop-off and consequent waterfall) resting on the backs of four huge elephants which are in turn standing on the back of an enormous turtle, named Great A’Tuin (similar to Chukwa or Akupara from Hindu mythology) as it slowly swims through space. The Disc has been shown to be heavily influenced by magic and, while Pratchett has given it certain similarities to planet Earth, he has also created his own system of physics for it.

Nancy Snyderman Resigns as NBC News Chief Medical Editor

NBC News Chief Medical Editor, Nancy Snyderman has resigned.

Nancy Snyderman Resigns from NBCThe resignation comes just months after the Ebola scandal in which she failed to comply with a voluntary quarantine following her return from West Africa where she and her crew were covering the viral outbreak.

According to sources…Snyderman had apologized in December for violating her voluntary quarantine.  In a statement Thursday she announced that she was stepping down, she said “becoming part of the story upon my return to the U.S. contributed to my decision.”   She has reportedly taken a faculty position at a major U.S. Medical University.

A spokesperson for NBC said: “Throughout her career with NBC News, Dr. Nancy Snyderman has provided her expertise on countless health and medical topics that are vitally important to our audience. She’s been a valuable voice both on air and in our newsroom, and we wish her all the best.”

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Nancy L. Snyderman (born 1952) is an American physician, author, and broadcast journalist. She served as a medical correspondent for ABC News for 15 years, and since 2006 she has been the chief medical editor for NBC News, frequently appearing on the Today show, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC to discuss medical-related issues.