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<![CDATA[Kenny G Gives Impromptu Concert on Florida Flight]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:57:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-510341972.jpg

It may not have been on the in-flight entertainment program, but the soothing sounds of Kenny G filled the cabin of a Delta flight Saturday morning.

Passengers on board the Los Angeles-bound flight from Tampa were treated to an impromptu live performance by the famed saxophonist.

Kenny G was seated next to an off-duty flight attendant who lost a daughter to brain cancer, according to a passenger. The famed musician agreed to perform a spontaneous concert if passengers helped raise $1,000 for a cancer charity.

They ended up raising $2,000 for “Relay for Life” and the Grammy-winning artist fulfilled his promise, walking up and down the aisle as surprised passengers enjoyed the mile-high jazz serenade. 

Kenny G was in Tampa for a performance Friday night at Coachman Park in Clearwater. 



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<![CDATA['Happy Days' Star Moran Likely Died From Cancer: Officials]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:50:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/88572146-Erin-Moran%29.jpg

Authorities say former "Happy Days" star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home.

A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer, but doesn't specify what type.

The department says Moran died Saturday in the rural community of New Salisbury, about 20 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. Officials say standard toxicology test results are pending but that no illegal narcotics were found at the home.

A Burbank, California, native, Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was 10 years old. In 1974, she was cast in "Happy Days" as Joanie Cunningham, the kid sister to high school student Richie Cunningham, played by Ron Howard.



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<![CDATA[2017 Coachella Pics: Music, Stars and Style]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:37:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-672144374_master.jpg The second weekend of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off Friday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, April 23. Check out the latest performances, scenes from last week and star-style photos from the annual event in the Southern California desert.

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Tribeca Film Festival, Miss USSR UK]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:57:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Tribeca_Fest_Legend_Teigen.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.]]> <![CDATA[‘13 Reasons Why’ Potentially Glorifies Suicide: Experts]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:36:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/langfordfeuerherd.jpg

Netflix's series "13 Reasons Why" has been a critical success but some mental health experts fear the show could glorify teen suicide, NBC News reported.

The show tells the story of teenager Hannah Baker's suicide through audio tapes listened to by classmate Clay Jensen. Each tape details why Hannah blames specific people for her suicide. 

"Sequences of terrible things happen to Hannah, and we don't get a feel for her internalization until she kills herself," Dr. Victor Schwartz, medical director of the JED Foundation, told NBC News. 

But in a Netflix special about "13 Reasons Why," show creator Brian Yorkey said the gruesomeness of Hannah's suicide scene was intentional.

"We worked very hard not to be gratuitous, but we did want it to be painful to watch because we wanted it to be very clear that there is nothing, in any way, worthwhile about suicide," Yorkey said. 



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<![CDATA[Co-Stars Mourn Erin Moran, Joanie in Hit Show 'Happy Days']]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:38:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/joaniefeuerherd.jpg

Stars of the classic television sitcom "Happy Days," including Henry Winkler and Ron Howard, mourned the death of Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the series and in the spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi." 

Moran died Saturday at age 56. The cause of her death was not immediately determined, but an autopsy is pending, The Associated Press reported. 

Winkler and Howard shared their grief on Twitter Saturday. 

"OH Erin... now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth ...Rest In It serenely now.. too soon," Winkler wrote.

"Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I'll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens," Howard added.

Actress Marion Ross, who played Moran's mother on the sitcom, remembered her as the "quickest, fastest little kid," she told the "Today" show Sunday. 

"This breaks my heart," Ross told "Today." 



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<![CDATA['Tonight Show' Thank You Notes: Coachella, United]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:33:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Tonight-Show-TYNotes-WH-easter-bunny.jpg

Jimmy pens thank you notes to Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino, the White House Easter Bunny and more.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Ramen Challenge With Salma Hayek]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:44:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/TSJF-Ramen-challenge-Salma-Hayek.jpg

Salma Hayek and Jimmy race to be the first to finish three four-foot-long ramen noodles and three shots of sake, while the loser has to lead an invisible marching band out of the studio.

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<![CDATA[End of an Era: April the Giraffe Live Feed to Go Dark ]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:50:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17105737948344.jpg

Almost two months after the pregnant New York giraffe named April was catapulted onto the world stage, the live stream that provided a 24-hour window into her world went dark.

Animal Adventure Park's "Giraffe Cam" was turned off at 4:30 p.m. EST Friday.

Keepers at the Harpursville zoo went live on Facebook moments before to thank their viewers for coming with them on the pregnant giraffe ride.

"Thank you for joining us on this journey, it's certainly not over, it's just the end of the first chapter here," they said.

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Since late February, April's daily eating, sleeping, strolling, camera-licking and tail-flicking has been broadcast to a loyal and adoring audience waiting in anticipation to see her deliver her fourth calf. 

After a patient wait, the male calf was born last Saturday, to the delight of a global live audience that has sometimes numbered in the tens of millions.

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On Thursday, Animal Adventure Park confirmed on Facebook that the YouTube live feed would be turned off with a small gathering.

It said that early next week the zoo would announce the plan for the camera going forward, including scheduled times when fans could check in on the baby, April and Oliver.

On Facebook, April the Giraffe fans who had found new friends in a community that shared a passion for the long-necked lady said they had mixed emotions.

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In the Facebook group "April Giraffe Friends," which has more than 65,000 members, users posted goodbyes to each other and best wishes to the New York zoo.

"As I am sure today is a hard day for everyone here, some more then others," group member Danielle wrote. "It's going to be hard for me to say goodbye."

Penny, another "April Giraffe Friends" member, wrote that losing the feed was going to break her heart, but she had a message of thanks for the others.

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"I can't believe this is coming to an end. I have been watching since February," she posted. "It is in my daily routine to watch April and Oliver and now baby g... I have learned so much and have made good friends from all over the world."

Meanwhile, April's baby had still not been named. 

Animal Adventure Park is offering the public a chance to give him one at nameaprilscalf.com, where anyone who wants to vote on a name can do so for $1 per vote. There is a five-vote minimum, and people can vote as many times as they want. 

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The contest was being held for 10 days, and then a second round of voting, which will be narrowed down to the top 10 names, will be held for five days. 

Funds raised will be split between the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Ava's Little Heroes and Animal Adventure Park. 

April's little calf stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds, Animal Adventure Park reports. 

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April teased her millions of global adorers for weeks before he was born, showing signs of near-but-not-quite labor and enchanting her audience with cute right-at-the-camera gazes and tongue flicks, snack noshing and nuzzling with her much younger 5-year-old beau. 

April's pregnancy was originally catapulted into global headlines in late February after YouTube briefly yanked the zoo's live stream following complaints by animal activists that it violated the site's policies concerning "nudity and sexual content." Thousands upon thousands of social media users voiced their frustration on Facebook and YouTube, and the stream was restored within an hour or so.

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Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch said the natural curiosity surrounding giraffes and their birthing process was a huge factor in drawing crowds. 

"I think the fact that she's a giraffe and she's a neat species that people are interested in, that's fostered a lot of the attention," he said. "The fact that you'll get to witness the miracle of birth from an animal that you really don't get to see give birth — that's neat."

He added that April's pregnancy was more than just live entertainment, but a teachable moment and source for education.

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<![CDATA[Young Royals Talk Mental Health, Parenthood, Diana’s Death]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:33:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/harry-kate-william.jpg

William and Kate and Prince Harry talk about personal issues they've faced, including becoming new parents and the death of Princess Diana, in a new video filmed at Kensington Palace on Wednesday. 

This video is the latest in the push by the young royals to promote conversations about mental health, a topic that has surged to the forefront of their charity work. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opened up about the "steep learning curve" involved in becoming new parents and how overwhelming it was. 

"Remember the first few days with little George," Kate said. "You have no idea what you're doing. No matter how many books you read, nothing can prepare you for it."

William, second in line to the English throne, said that having children has put things in a new perspective, helping him understand why certain things make him upset, particularly when it comes with working with veterans and their families.

William and Harry also spoke candidly about how they didn't talk much about their mother's death as they grew up without her. William was 15 and Harry was 12 when Princess Diana died in a car crash in 1997. In the video, Harry said the two had not talked about their mother enough. 

Breaking with the royal tradition of stoic silence about mental health, Harry revealed to Britain's Daily Telegraph earlier this week that 20 years after Diana's death, he has finally sought out counseling. In the video, Harry gives William credit for encouraging him to seek help. 

"I always thought to myself, what's the point of bringing up the past? What's the point of bringing up something that's only going to make you sad," Harry said in the new video. "It ain't going to change it. It ain't going to bring her back. And when you start thinking like that it can be really damaging. And you always said to me, 'You've got to sit down and think about those memories.'"

Harry told The Daily Telegraph that he had nearly suffered multiple breakdowns since his mother's death after he "shut down all his emotions" for 20 years.

In the video, Kate reveals it was her idea for the royals to get involved with mental health, calling it the "common thread" that touches many other issues like homelessness, addiction and bereavement. 

The video was posted to the official Kensington Palace Twitter account on Friday, also Queen Elizabeth's 91st birthday. This weekend, hundreds of runners will take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of Heads Together.

The Heads Together campaign is an initiative by Harry, William and Kate to encourage open conversations about mental health issues, with the hope of ending stigma, raising awareness and providing help for people with mental illness. 

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said in a statement that the trio has been "overwhelmed by the response" to the campaign.



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<![CDATA[Olympic Medalist Will Claye Embarks on Music Career]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/IMG_66532.JPG

Will Claye has earned three medals as a track and field athlete for Team USA. His most recent success came at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio when he brought home a silver medal in the triple jump. 

Since returning from the Summer Games, Claye has continued to compete at the highest level on the track but wanted to make sure all his time wasn't consumed by training and competition.

He has been working on something he has been passionate about since he was a child, music. When he was young, it was singing in the church choir or making a mixtape on a boom box.

Now, as an Olympic medalist, new opportunities have presented themselves for Claye, including a chance to record his own album.  

The result is "Look What You Created," a hip-hop album with 12 tracks of music Claye says "will put you in a good mood."


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<![CDATA[Royal Family: London Marathon]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:30:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/AP_17113334104862.jpg A look through the years at the royal family.

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<![CDATA[Steve Irwin's Son Brings Baby Bears to Play With Fallon]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:45:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-04-21-at-5.35.08-AM.jpg

Robert Irwin, 13-year-old son of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, shows Jimmy Fallon all kinds of animals, including a scorpion, two legless lizards and a pair of baby black bears.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': #420Songs Hashtag With Brad Paisley]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:01:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-04-21-at-5.27.39-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon gets some help from Brad Paisley singing his favorite tweets with the hashtag #420Songs.

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