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Morgan Freeman Says He Was ‘Relieved’ to Walk Away from Plane Crash

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Morgan Freeman is known for his calming voice and presence on-screen. But the veteran actor, 79, found himself in an unnerving situation in December 2015 when his private plane had to make an emergency landing.

“The last time I was nervous or anxious was about a year and a half go when my plane crashed,” he tells People in this week’s issue. “I was anxious as it was happening but I had some time to contemplate it.”

The Oscar winner had been traveling from his home in Mississippi to Texas to shoot a segment for the series The Story of God. »

- Julie Jordan

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7-Year-Old with Rare Form of Dwarfism Needs Lifesaving Transplant: ‘People Say I’m Cute — and I Really Am!’

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At 7 years old, Landen Johnson is just 3 feet tall and weighs just 24 pounds. But for a little guy, he has a huge personality.

“He will be very small for his entire life and he will face many challenges, but we’ve learned with his personality, there’s no limits at all,” his mother, Amanda Johnson, 31, tells People.

Landen knows he’s a people magnet.

“At my church all the people say I’m cute — and I really am!” Landen says.

Landen, who is the size of a 3-year-old, has a rare type of primordial dwarfism called Ligase IV that also effects his immune system. »

- Michelle Boudin

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Olympic Ski Hopeful Mikaela Shiffrin’s Unusual Pre-Competition Prep: Napping

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Mikaela Shiffrin may only be 22, but she’s already found herself on the top of the skiing world. Her World Cup overall champion win earlier this month grants her the bragging rights of being the best alpine skier on the planet.

She’s no stranger to wins either — having made Olympic history at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as the youngest slalom gold medalist ever (she was just 18 at the time).

So what’s the secret to Shiffrin’s success? Naps!

“Rest is big for me,” Shiffrin told Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday’s Today. “I have to get a full night »

- Dave Quinn

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Ihop Waiter Receives Nursing Job Offer After Photo Shows Him Helping Disabled Customer Eat Her Meal

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On Saturday, an Ihop customer in Springfield, Illinois, felt compelled to share a sweet moment she witnessed between a waiter named Joe Thomas and a disabled customer.

“A man and disabled women were dining and your server sat down with them and proceeded to help feed the disabled woman while her companion enjoyed his food. My faith in humanity has been restored a little today,” Keshia Dotson posted on Facebook along with a picture that has since been shared over 4,500 times.

Thomas told Wics that the woman —who sits at Thomas’ table every time she comes to Ihop with her »

- Caitlin Keating

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Chelsea Clinton: I Hope President Trump Is Defeated in 2020 — But I’m Not the ‘Best Person for That Job’

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Chelsea Clinton‘s recent Twitter attacks against President Donald Trump have stirred rumors that she might be gearing up for a political run. But now she’s officially putting those rumors to rest in a new interview.

“I am not running for public office,” the only daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton tells Variety.

“I really am constantly surprised by the stories of me running for, fill in the blank — Congress, Senate, City Council, the presidency,” adds the 37-year-old mom of two. “I really find this all rather hysterical, because I’ve been asked this question a lot throughout my life, »

- Tierney McAfee

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Newborn Puppy Photo Shoot Infinitely Better Than Baby Pics, Deal With It (Photos)

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On the fringes of the pet world are proud owners who aren’t afraid to admit that they treat their furry friends just like human children.

One way, and perhaps the cutest way, to do this is to stage a photo shoot for your pet that is typically reserved for humans. Thankfully, this genius idea is becoming more popular with each passing day. Lyndsey Wright is the most recent photographer to indulge owners in one of these adorable shoots.

According to Scary Mommy, Wright’s friend, Leah, and her family recently had to say goodbye to their beloved dog Tiger. »

- Kelli Bender

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9-Year-Old Helps Save Mom’s Life by Disobeying Her: ‘He Is Definitely My Hero’

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Camdyn Smith wasn’t buying it when his mom said she just needed to lie down after having chest pains and trouble breathing.

Kimberly Smith was caring for Camden’s newborn baby brother, and the single mom of three simply thought she was would feel better if she briefly put the baby down and took a nap.

But Camdyn knew better.

“When I got home she had trouble breathing, and she said it hurt whenever she took a breath, so I told her she needed to go to the hospital, but she kept saying she just wanted to stay here, »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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George Michael Finally Laid to Rest 3 Months After His Death

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Three months after his death on Christmas Day, George Michael was laid to rest Wednesday in an intimate ceremony.

“We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today. Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend,” a rep for the singer tells People in a statement.

George Michael’s family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support. We ask that the family’s wish for privacy be respected so that they can continue to live their lives privately, »

- Jordan Runtagh

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Santa Is a Gay Man in an Interracial Relationship in This New Picture Book

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This story originally appeared on Time.com.

A new picture book will depict Santa as a gay man in an interracial relationship, publisher Harper Design confirmed Tuesday.

The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to Time.

Daniel Kibblesmith, who is a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and co-author of How to Win at Everything, »

- Melissa Chan

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Drew Barrymore Once Thought She Got Stoned Off Fake Weed, Says Prop Expert

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Here’s a film shoot Drew Barrymore won’t easily forget.

According to a Hollywood prop expert who specializes in faking drug use for movies, the actress once thought she got stoned off the faux marijuana used in her 2010 film Going the Distance.

“There was a scene with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long where they smoke out of a bong, and it was kind of a mixed experience,” prop specialist Jeff Butcher told Refinery29.

From Coinage: See Where 6 Stars Were Before They Were Famous

Butcher had found success in previous movies with an herbal substance that resembles weed but doesn »

- Mike Miller

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion: Is Sarah Michelle Gellar Team Angel or Spike?

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— A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Angel or Spike? A debate for the ages for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

If you watched the slayer’s seven seasons, you likely have a strong feeling about which vampire paramour you prefer for Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Summers (I’m very Team Angel).

Well, it turns out Gellar herself is pretty clear on who should be Buffy’s No. 1.

“People ask who I thought was Buffy’s ultimate and I get a lot of hate and a lot of death threats — seriously,” says Gellar. “There was »

- Tim Stack

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Princess Kate Is Twinning — with Her Mother-in-Law! (Really – See the Photos That Prove It)

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Princess Kate is a go-to for fashion inspiration (just look at how fast her outfits routinely sell out!), but for last night’s gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London, it seems Kate looked to another royal for fashion cues: Her stepmother-in-law, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

For the event, Kate wore a long-sleeved, floor-length green lace gown designed by Temperly London, one of her favorite designers.

And as royal watchers noticed, it was a look that Camilla had sported earlier this week. She rocked the green lace look for the launch of an exhibition by photographer Hugo Burnard (who »

- Diana Pearl

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Bethenny Frankel Reveals She’s Not in a Serious Relationship: ‘I Like My Life Now’

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Bethenny Frankel is focusing on herself these days.

People Now caught up with the Real Housewives of New York City star, who opened up about what’s been going on in her dating life since she joked on Snapchat that she was giving up sex for Lent.

“When is Lent over?” she demanded. “How long is Lent? Is it almost over?”

“Three more weeks? I don’t know if I’ll make it,” she quipped.

But all jokes aside, Frankel, 46, said she’s stuck to her promise so far, confirming that everything is “so far so good.”

“I’m on a good run, »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Another Former Gymnast Accuses Dr. Larry Nassar: He Abused Me ‘While Holding a Conversation with My Mother’

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Former club gymnast Rachael Denhollander will never forget the five one-hour sessions she spent with former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar at his Michigan State clinic in East Lansing in 2000.

She was 15 years old and being treated by then-renowned doctor for a wrist and back stress injury.

“I liked him when I met him,” Denhollander, now 32, tells People. “He was warm and caring, very gregarious and outgoing. He made you feel like he was going to take care of you — like everything would be all right.”

“He was the kind of person who knew how to make you trust him. »

- Rose Minutaglio

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Nick Viall Says He & Vanessa Grimaldi Are in No Rush to Get to the Altar: ‘We Have a Long Way to Go’

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Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi still have a lot to learn about each other.

“You learn something new every day,” Viall told reporters after Monday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars of living with Grimaldi in Los Angeles.

Viall adds that he enjoys having Grimaldi’s support as he competes on the ABC reality dance competition with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd, but that they still have a lot to work out as they begin life after finding each other — and getting engaged — on The Bachelor.

Vanessa has an open invite ” Viall said. “Peta and her are fast friends, so »

- Patrick Gomez

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Star Gymnasts Testify Before Congress on Child Abuse: ‘Everybody Around Us Knew … But They Chose Not to Act’

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Three retired gymnasts told the Senate Judiciary Committee of their experiences of child abuse while competing for USA Gymnastics on Tuesday, expressing support for a bill that they hope will put an end to future incidents.

Gold medalist Dominique Moceanu, bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher and three-time national champion rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard all testified — both Dantzscher and Howard alleging that they were sexually abused by the team’s former doctor, Larry Nassar.

The athletes also claimed they suffered other types of abuse.

“The well-being of the athletes should always come first, and to me, this is one of the most important things in sport, »

- Stephanie Petit

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Is This the Scariest Place to Pump Breast Milk? The ‘Worst Pump Room in America’ Contest Wants to Know

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Supply closets, mail storage spaces and electrical server rooms are pretty low on the list of cool spots to hang out. Unfortunately for many new moms, they’re forced to spend time in places like these — just to pump breast milk while away from their babies.

While the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law requires offices to provide hourly employees a private spot to pump during the work day, it doesn’t specify anything else about the space, leaving many new moms to put up with some pretty scary and gross locations. The Scary Mommy blog and baby supply company »

- Julie Mazziotta

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Amal Clooney Steps Out in London to Speak About War Crimes

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Human-rights attorney Amal Clooney was snapped Wednesday in London, ahead of a discussion she’ll be participating in at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

During the meeting, Amal will be touching on international crimes in Iraq and Syria, a topic she has spoken about often recently.

Amal, 39, wore a long-sleeved red dress and knee-length beige coat over her growing baby bump (she’s expecting twins this summer with husband George Clooney).

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- Jen Juneau

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Trans Activist Juliet Evancho Opens Up About Her Sex Reassignment Surgery: ‘I Was Always a Girl — It’s a Dream Come True’

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Juliet Evancho is finally at peace with her body.

The 18-year-old Pittsburgh native recently became one of the faces of the transgender rights movement after younger sister Jackie Evancho — a classical crossover singer who placed second on America’s Got Talent in 2010 — performed the national anthem at President Donald Trump‘s inauguration on Jan. 20. But Juliet wasn’t in the Capital Mall crowd for the controversial appearance. She was in Philadelphia, undergoing sex reassignment surgery.

“Everyone on social media was like, ‘She doesn’t support her sister because she’s singing for Trump,'” Juliet says in the new issue of People. »

- Jeff Nelson

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Indie Rockers The Maine Release Nostalgia-Fueled New Track ‘Do You Remember’

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Indie rockers The Maine are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band with a nostalgia-fueled new song.

The Phoenix-based quintet will release their sixth album — Lovely, Little, Lonely — on April 7, and People has an exclusive first listen to stand-out track “Do You Remember.”

Fronted by John O’Callaghan, the alternative act came onto the scene in 2007, rising to fame while opening for bands like Good Charlotte and making the rounds on the Vans Warped Tour. To support their forthcoming LP, O’Callaghan and the crew (guitarists Kennedy Brock and Jared Monaco, bassist Garrett Nickelsen and drummer Pat Kirch) will kick off their Lovely, »

- Jeff Nelson

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