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French billionaires pledge $339 million to help rebuild Notre Dame

The famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed in flames on Monday leading to the collapse of the structure’s main spire.

The intense flames leaped out from two of its bell towers minutes before the spire collapsed, and later spread to one of the cathedral’s iconic rectangular towers…

Fire Breaks Out At Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris

PARIS, FRANCE – APRIL 15: In this handout image provided by Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris, firefighters battle the blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019 in Paris, France. A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, collapsing the spire. The cause is yet unknown but officials said it was possibly linked to ongoing renovation work. (Photo by Benoît Moser/BSPP via Getty Images)

Salma Hayek’s husband, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, is donating $100 million euros ($113 million dollars) to help rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral.

He released a statement saying, “My father [François Pinault] and I have decided to release as of now from the funds of Artemis a sum of 100 million euros to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre Dame.”

Francois is the CEO of Gucci and Saint Laurent.

“This tragedy is striking all the French people, and beyond that, all those attached to spiritual values,” François-Henri Pinault said in a statement.
“Faced with this tragedy, everyone wishes to give life back to this jewel of our heritage as soon as possible,” he added.

Wendy Williams was seen leaving her sober house in Queens, New York, Wednesday…

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Williams surfacing outside home came just a day after she told viewers she is living in a sober facility as she privately battles with substance abuse.

The talk-show host got into a Mercedes sedan and was driven by her sober living coach to Manhattan.

On Wednesday morning, she was showered with love from her studio audience. Katie Couric was Williams’ first guest and praised the host for being open and honest.

State fairgrounds sale to Magic Johnson’s company complete!

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An investment group that includes Earvin “Magic” Johnson has closed on the purchase of about one-tenth of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds site in Detroit, years after first announcing the plan.

The Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority said Monday that Magic Plus LLC on Friday finalized the purchase of 16 acres of the 158-acre site at Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue for $472,464.

The state announced in March that it had changed its strategy of having a single developer — Magic Plus — revitalize the entire property, which was home to the Michigan State Fair until 2009. After delays and missed deadlines, the state decided to sell 90 percent to the city with the remaining 10 percent to Magic Plus.

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She may have left us in August but the Queen of Soul is still getting lots of R-E-S-P-E-C-T. This time by the Pulitzer board.

On Monday, Aretha Franklin became the first individual woman to win a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.

According to the board, Franklin was posthumously awarded ‘for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades,’ reports Associated Press.

Which other women do YOU think are deserving of such honor?