Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight. This inspiring 26-year-old was bullied by peers relentlessly. If this wasn’t enough, she found a disturbing video on YouTube calling her “The World’s Ugliest Woman,” and was told to put a gun to her head.
What person wouldn’t be hurt by such viciousness? The 58-pound victim of cyber bullying fought back with a vengeance, and has become a sought-out motivational speaker, and author. There is more to this story. She has multi-million-views on TEDxtalk, and now a new documentary will follow this journey in “A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story.”
“I thought the light at the end of the tunnel was forever gone a few years ago. Now I’m more convinced that that same light will never fade out for anyone. You just have to be willing to find it,” she said. Velasquez never let others define her, neither should you.
“I’ve been blessed with the most incredible support system. They are able to celebrate with me on joyful days and supportive me with love on the days that aren’t so great.”
Velasquez used her negative experiences to make herself and others better.
GOP candidate for president Donald Trump shared on Facebook that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be his replacement for the next season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC.
“Congrats to my friend Arnold Schwarzenegger who is doing next season’s Celebrity Apprentice. He’ll be great & will raise lots of money for charity. To all my fans, sorry I couldn’t do ‘The Apprentice’ any longer— but equal time (presidential run) prohibits me from doing so,” Trump wrote.
The network already severed the relationship with Trump due to comments made about immigrants during a campaign speech, but made a mends and the show was picked up for 2015-2016 season.
The Hollywood Reporter shared that the reality show franchise had a “2.4 rating among adults 18-49 despite the nearly yearlong gap between the start of production in early 2014 and the season’s debut in January 2015.”
What was the actor and former California governor’s reaction? He took to Twitter, of course. “Wow. I’m blown away and honored by all your tweets. I can’t wait to bring my experience to the board room & raise millions for charity.”
Executive producer Mark Burnett reportedly said they’ve found a new leader to say the well-known catchphrase: ‘You’re fired.’
“Donald made it clear that he wanted ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ to be able to continue to raise millions of dollars annually for worthy causes and now NBC and I have found an amazing new leader to do just that,” Burnett said.
“The Apprentice” first aired in 2004 and was changed to “Celebrity Apprentice” after six seasons.
Three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone, 60-years-old, was found dead Sunday in hotel in Norfolk, Virginia.
Malone failed to appear at a scheduled celebrity gold tournament, which prompted the discovery of his body. There is no indication that foul play was a factor. After hearing the news NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a statement, “We are stunned and deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Famer Moses Malone, an NBA legend gone far too soon. He was among the most dominant centers ever to play the game and one of the best players in the history of the NBA and the ABA. Even more than his prodigious talent, we will miss his friendship, his generosity, his exuberant personality, and the extraordinary work ethic he brought to the game throughout his 21-year old career. Our thoughts are with Moses’ family and friends during this difficult time.”
Malone’s fans often referred to the star athlete as the ‘Chairman of the Boards.’ He led the Philadelphia 76ers to the title in 1983 and was also crowned Finals MVP. Malone averaged 20.6 points per game and 12.2 rebounds. He played for eight teams over 20 NBA seasons and led the league in rebounding six times. His rebounds totaled 16,212 and Malone still ranks fifth on the NBA’s all-time list. Malone was the first player to go pro right out of high school, signing with the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association in 1974.
Malone has left a great legacy behind and will forever be remembered as one of the best to ever play in the NBA.
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