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Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress Eva Longoria said the unveiling of her star Monday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was the culmination of a dream that began 20 years ago.

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"I feel like I'm still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas who had a big dream -- and big hair," Longoria told KABC. "And I want to say as a woman and as a Latina I represent a lot of communities, and I want to tell all those communities that this isn't my star, this is our star."

Longoria, who is pregnant, was joined by several friends at the unveiling of the star, including “Desperate Housewives” co-stars Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross. Huffman called Longoria “extraordinary.”

“Not because she's raised over $40 million for charity, not because she's an actress, a director, a producer, a philanthropist, a restaurateur, a filmmaker, a documentarian,” Huffman told KABC. “No. But because she is kind and because she is hopeful. She is kind to everyone and she is hopeful for the world.

Some viewers irked when ‘Jeopardy!’ is preempted to announce Barbara Bush’s death

And the Final Jeopardy answer is …

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Viewers in the Eastern time zone watching “Jeopardy! 2018 College Championship” semifinals Tuesday had to go to Google and Twitter to find out, as the syndicated program was interrupted by CBS, ABC and NBC to report the death of former first lady Barbara Bush.

Some viewers of the quiz show were not amused.

>> Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

“@CBS really interrupted Jeopardy with breaking news that Barbara Bush died? Y’all couldn't have waited 5 min when it was over?” one woman tweeted

“Hey I know Barbara Bush was a former First Lady but you COULDN’T WAIT UNTIL THE END OF #Jeopardy NBC?!” Joe D tweeted.

“Thanks for preempting @Jeopardy there @ABC you going to show it again?” another viewer tweeted

The category for Final Jeopardy was Russian culture, and the question was “This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944.”

>> Condolences pouring in for Barbara Bush

That was the topic confronting contestants Hannah Sage, a sophomore from at the University of Central Florida from Sarasota, Florida; Eric Thorpe, a senior at Dartmouth College from Laguna Niguel, California; and Thatcher Chonka, a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

The correct response was “What is the Nutcracker?”

All three contestants had the correct answer, but Sage won when she bid $10,201 to edge Chonka by $1, collecting $28,401. Chonka had $28,400, whole Thorpe was third with $20,400.

Sage will compete in Thursday’s final.

Here is the final recap of the episode:

Photos: See the athletes competing in next season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Who will be competing during “Dancing with the Stars” all-athlete season? Take a look.

Who was Omar Sharif? Google honors 'Lawrence of Arabia' actor

In honor of what would have been famed Egyptian actor Omar Sharif’s 86th birthdayGoogle featured a dashing illustration of “The Noble” on its home page.

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On this day in 1932, Sharif was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Lebanese family of Melkite Catholic descent.

It wasn’t until 1955, when he converted to Islam, that he changed his name to Omar Sharif, a surname that translates to “noble” or “nobleman” in Arabic. 

Before becoming an Egyptian and Hollywood actor and playing the iconic role of Arab warrior Sherif Ali in the 1962 epic “Lawrence of Arabia,” Sharif worked for his father’s lumber company. 

According to Al Jazeera, Sharif also attended Cairo University and graduated with a degree in mathematics and physics. He left the family lumber business to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

He married Egyptian actress Faten Hamama in 1955, soon after converting to Islam, but the pair divorced in 1974.

After being nominated for an Oscar for his role in the Hollywood hit “Lawrence of Arabia,” Sharif went on to gain international fame, scoring roles as a king of Armenia in “The Fall of the Roman Empire” (1964), a Mongol leader in “Genghis Khan” (1965) and a Russian doctor in “Doctor Zhivago” (1965) among others.

He also earned two Golden Globes and a UNESCO Einstein medal, an acknowledgement of his contributions to cultural diversity, Google wrote in its doodle blog.

At one point, Sharif even ranked among the world's top contract bridge players and co-wrote a syndicated column on the game for the Chicago Tribune.

But according to Al Jazeera, “international recognition came at a hefty personal price.” In an interview with The Associated Press in 2003, he said the global fame “separated me from my wife, from my family ... We didn't see each other any more and that was it, the end of our wedding. I might have been happier having stayed an Egyptian film star."

Sharif, 83, died of a heart attack in Cairo, Egypt, on July 10, 2015. His ex-wife, Hamama, had died six months earlier.

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Contestant loses $7,100 in embarrassing 'Wheel of Fortune' gaffe 

You’ve got to pronounce it properly to win.

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A “Wheel of Fortune” contestant named Jonny lost a shot at $7,100 and a trip to Spain because he mispronounced a word, WGN reported.

Jonny correctly guessed the final letters in a puzzle that read “Flamenco Dance Lessons.” All he had to do was say the phrase that pays.

But Jonny said, “Flamingo Dance Lessons,” which meant that host Pat Sajak had to hit the buzzer and tell the disbelieving man that his answer was incorrect, WGN reported.

Sajak then handed the question off to another contestant, Ashley, who read the phrase correctly and won the prize, WGN reported.

Jonny was just having a bad day.

Earlier in the game, he landed on the $2,500 space and was two letters from solving the puzzle: “Dog and Pony Show Me the Money.” The only letters missing were “g” and “p.”

Jonny guessed “c.”

Ronda Rousey wins WWE debut at WrestleMania 34

Ronda Rousey, performing in front of the largest crowd of her professional career, made a smooth transition from mixed martial arts to professional wrestling Sunday, winning in her debut match at WrestleMania 34.

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Rousey teamed with Kurt Angle to defeat Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon as 78,133 fans at the Superdome roared their approval, ESPN reported.

“That's, like, the biggest stadium I've ever performed in front of,” Rousey said. “It's, like, the size of four fights."

Rousey signed a contract with the WWE two months ago and went from bouts in the octagon to the scripted matches of pro wrestling.

The Superdome crowd yelled her name from the start of the match, and then broke into “This is awesome” chants as the bout reached its climax, ESPN reported.

"I underestimated how kind the WWE universe would be," Rousey said in an interview with ESPN. "I thought any outsiders would be shunned. I was expecting to get shunned and to have to battle to be accepted. I worked my ass off to pay respect to what's so important to them, and hopefully they saw that tonight."

UFC president Dana White, who watched from ringside, told ESPN that he was happy for Rousey, saying she acted as a pioneer for women in mixed-martial arts,

"She accomplished everything she could at UFC," White said. "She has a title defense record that still isn't broken

“She has always loved professional wrestling, and now she gets to have a blast being a part of it. She will be great at anything she sets her mind to doing. I thought she was incredible tonight.”

In the main event, Brock Lesnar defended his WWE Universal Championship title by pinning Roman Reigns. AJ Styles pinned Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE Championship, while Nia Jax pinned Alexa Bliss to take the Raw Women’s Championship. The Undertaker pinned John Cena, while the Bludgeon Brothers beat The New Day and The Usos to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Charlotte Flair retained her SmackDown Women’s Championship by defeating Asuka via submission.

In the inaugural WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, Naomi eliminated Bailey for the victory.

The event was the biggest payday in Superdome history, the Times-Picayune reported.

According to the WWE, this year’s event grossed $14.1 million, topping the Superdome’s previous record of $10.9 million set by WrestleMania 30 in 2014.

'The Wire's' David Simon developing series set during Spanish Civil War

David Simon, creator of “The Wire,” is developing a miniseries set during the Spanish Civil War, Variety reported.

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“A Dry Run” will be a dramatic series that follows members of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, a unit that came to Spain from the United States to fight against fascism during the Spanish Civil War. That conflict has been seen as a dry run for Adolf Hitler’s Nazi armies, who participated in the conflict and gained experience that would prove valuable during World War II.

Simon, whose current show “The Deuce” is on HBO, is collaborating with Mediapro, a multimedia communications group in Spain, Variety reported.

Initially, creators envision the show as a six-hour miniseries, but that could change, Mediapro founder Jaume Roures told Variety.

“A Dry Run” offers a “compelling and tragic narrative,” Simon told Variety, adding that the “Spanish struggle against fascism and the misuse of capitalism as a bulwark to totalitarianism” represent “the preeminent political narrative of the 20th century.”

Cardi B reveals pregnancy, shows off baby bump in 'SNL' performance

Apparently, the rumors were true.

Rapper Cardi B revealed her baby bump on this week's "Saturday Night Live" following weeks of speculation that she was pregnant with Migos star Offset's baby. The two have been engaged since October.

>> Cardi B is pregnant, report says

According to Billboard, the big reveal came as the mom-to-be performed "Be Careful" while wearing a form-fitting Christian Siriano gown. 

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>> WATCH: Offset of Migos proposes to Cardi B at concert

Afterward, the "Bodak Yellow" singer – whose album, “Invasion of Privacy,” dropped Friday – was caught on camera backstage saying, "I'm finally free!"

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She also tweeted early Sunday: “I started winning when the whole world was doubting on me! Think imma lose with my little baby counting on me?”

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Fans and fellow celebs flocked to social media to congratulate her on the news:

'Paw Patrol' hats with flashlight recalled due to fire, burn hazards

Marshall has the nose and the hose to save the day, but a toy hat with flashlights of the fire pup from the “Paw Patrol” cartoon series has been recalled, WABC reported.

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Spirit Halloween is recalling more than 20,000 of the toy hats due to fire and burn hazards.

The company said that the batteries in the flashlight can overheat, causing it to become hot and create burn and fire hazards, WABC reported.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the recall on Thursday. So far, there have been four reports of the toy overheating, but no injuries have been reported, according to the commission’s website.

The affected hats are red with a yellow ribbon, have black and white spotted dog ears, and a black flashlight attached to the side.

Only flashlights with the SKU number 01292093 and date codes 1703RY01, 1603RY01 and 1503RY01 are involved in the recall, WABC reported.

The SKU number and date codes are sewn in the label under the ear on the hat.

To receive a full refund, consumers should take the hats away from children, remove the batteries, dispose of the flashlight, take a photo of the tag and contact Spirit Halloween, the commission said on its website.

Laura Ingraham takes week off from Fox News show after David Hogg-led ad boycott

Fox News host Laura Ingraham is taking a week off from her Fox News show, "The Ingraham Angle," amid an advertiser boycott led by David Hogg, a survivor of the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

>> Advertisers abandon Laura Ingraham’s Fox show after she mocks Parkland survivor

"A blessed Good Friday and Passover to all of you," she said Friday on her show. "I'll be off next week for Easter break with my kids, but fear not: We've got a great lineup of guest hosts to fill in for me."

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According to the New York Times, Fox News said Ingraham's time off is for a "preplanned" family vacation.

>> Ted Nugent says Parkland shooting survivors attacking NRA 'have no soul'

The news came after at least 11 advertisers announced they would no longer advertise on Ingraham's show following backlash over a tweet she posted mocking Hogg's college rejections.

>> March for Our Lives: Emma Gonzalez stands in silence for Parkland victims, stuns crowd

"David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it," she wrote, adding that he was "dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA ... totally predictable given acceptance rates."

>> NRA donations triple in February, soaring after Parkland school shooting

Hogg responded by asking Ingraham who her biggest advertisers are and organized a boycott. Wayfair, Nestle, Hulu, TripAdvisor and other companies soon pulled their ads from the show.

>> School district arms students, teachers with rocks in case of school shooting

Ingraham issued an apology Thursday, saying she was sorry "for any upset or hurt my tweet caused [Hogg] or any of the brave victims of Parkland."

Hogg replied that he would accept Ingraham's apology "only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight," adding, "It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children."

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After learning of Ingraham's weeklong break, Hogg tweeted: "Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week."

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