Author: Lo Giang Vuong

LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Shania Twain felt the need on her new album to empower herself the same way she has uplifted listeners with hits like “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face.”So she set aside all feelings of self consciousness — appearing braless for the album’s artwork and letting listeners unabashedly hear her surgically repaired voice — on “Queen of Me.” Throughout the album’s 12-tracks, the 57-year-old country pop superstar confronts her physical vulnerabilities with authority in ways meant to uplift fans, and herself.Twain’s sixth studio album is her first since having…

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Photo: Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images Melinda Dillon, the actress who warned Ralphie that he’d shoot his eye out as the mom in A Christmas Story, died on January 9 at age 83. She was also known for her Oscar-nominated supporting performances in Steven Spielberg’s 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Sydney Pollack’s 1981 film Absence of Malice. No cause was provided in an obituary announcing the news of her death. Dillon’s family members told Giant Freakin Robot that she had requested to be cremated with her ashes scattered into the Pacific Ocean. Born in…

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Melinda Dillon, who received supporting Oscar nominations for her turns in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Absence of Malice and portrayed the doting mom in the holiday perennial A Christmas Story, died Jan. 9, her family announced. She was 83.  Right out of the gate, Dillon earned a Tony nomination and Theatre World award in 1963 for her debut performance on Broadway as the childlike wife Honey in the original production of Edward Albee‘s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Later, the Arkansas native played two characters opposite David Carradine — Woody Guthrie’s first wife, Mary, and a dark-haired…

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As the deadline nears, the time crunch makes any trade more difficult. Carr, who owns a no-trade clause, confirmed that Vegas has not allowed the QB’s representatives permission to speak to other clubs — presuming any trade partner would want to adjust his contract, that’ll be a necessary step at some point. Carr could also simply reject all trades in an attempt to force his way to free agency. Given that any trade agreement can’t be consummated until March 15, the Raiders would also have to trust any partner wouldn’t renege on the pact. That’s one key reason Carr not…

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Derek Carr will be playing somewhere in the NFL next season, but that specific destination has yet to be hammered out. One thing that’s certain is that the veteran quarterback won’t be in Las Vegas as the club has made it clear they are going to move on after he spent the first nine years of his career with the organization. Now, the Raiders have granted Carr permission to speak with teams who are possibly interested in trading for him, according to Adam Schefter. However, there is a caveat to Las Vegas’ decision to let Carr speak with inquiring teams. The…

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LONDON — Chelsea head coach Graham Potter has said he remains “confident” his side can make a push to qualify for the Champions League next season, despite sitting nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.Chelsea took their transfer spending under owner Todd Boehly above £500 million when they signed midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica on deadline day, and he made his debut on Friday as they were held to a goalless draw against Fulham at Stamford Bridge. It was their third such result in their last six Premier League games.- Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.)Potter’s side, who are ninth…

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LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez shone on his debut and some other new faces hinted at their potential but, after a 300 million pounds ($361.53 million) January spending spree, the same problems weighed on the Blues in their 0-0 draw with Fulham on Friday.With only 22 goals scored in 21 Premier League games so far this season, coach Graham Potter has yet to find a way to turn the wealth of talent in his huge squad into a winning machine.Argentina’s World Cup-winner Fernandez, bought this week for a British record of almost 107 million pounds from Benfica,…

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All eyes will be back on Cristiano Ronaldo this weekend as Al Nassr return to the Saudi Pro League title race with a trip to Al Fateh. Ronaldo is yet to score for his new club, following a world record free transfer to Riyadh after the 2022 World Cup, with his performances receiving growing criticism. Defeat to Al Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup semifinal saw fans trampling on ‘Ronaldo 7’ shirts outside the stadium with the veteran Portuguese forward also slammed by the club’s directors. Head coach Rudi Garcia has already admitted Ronaldo is unlikely to finish his career…

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Feb 3 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal for Al Nassr with a last-gasp penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw at Al Fateh in a thrilling Saudi Pro League match on Friday.The 37-year-old Portugal international, a five-times Ballon D’Or winner, converted from the spot three minutes into added time, having failed to score on his debut last month.”Happy to have scored my first goal in the Saudi league and great effort by whole team to achieve an important draw in a very difficult match!” Ronaldo said on Twitter after the game.Ronaldo signed a 2-1/2 year deal with Al…

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Chelsea will try to turn their season around when the Blues host west London rival Fulham in a London Derby on Friday at Stamford Bridge. In six matches in January across all competitions, Chelsea won only once, a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Jan. 15, lost three times and drew twice. The Blues sit in 10th place in the Premier League table with 29 points. On Friday, they square off against Fulham, which went 3-1-2 in January. The Cottagers are in seventh place in the EPL table with 21 points. Kickoff is 3 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chelsea as…

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