Charmaine Patterson

Digital News Writer, PEOPLE


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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis sits with his family before addressing supporters at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Sunday, March 5, 2023. DeSantis has quietly begun to expand his political coalition on his terms just as he releases a book, "The Courage to be Free," which comes out Tuesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson attend the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
Jennifer Hudson Prays for 'Healing' for Jamie Foxx After Actor's 'Medical Complications'
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Kevin Durant Says He 'Wouldn't Sit Down' with Charles Barkley as Their Feud Continues
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Chase Sui Wonders Strikes Up a Connection That Might Turn Bloody β€” and Fatal β€” in 'City on Fire'
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: Actor Drake Bell attends the opening night of "Rock Of Ages" at The Bourbon Room on January 15, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
Drake Bell Jokes About Leaving His Phone in the Car After Being Reported Missing
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Millie Bobby Brown Flashes Close-Up of Engagement Ring
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Jamie Foxx (L) and Kerry Washington attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF19/WireImage)
Kerry Washington Sends Love to 'My Movie Huzbin' Jamie Foxx amid Actor's 'Medical Complication'
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Ariz. Mom Says Daughter's Voice Was Cloned with AI in $1 Million Kidnapping Hoax
Ranking member U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) questions Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett as she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Asks for Fill-In As She Faces 'Complications' with Her Shingles Diagnosis
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Posthumous Kenny Rogers Album to Feature Unreleased Songs 3 Years After His Death
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Ant Anstead and Son Hudson, 3, Enjoy 'Hitting' Disneyland 'Hard' in Cute Photos: 'So Fun'
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Watch Jennifer Garner Game-Plan the Search for Her Missing Husband in The Last Thing He Told Me Premiere
Watch Jennifer Garner Game-Plan the Search for Her Missing Husband in 'The Last Thing He Told Me' Premiere
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Jennifer Garner on Why Her Children Aren't Allowed on Social Media: 'My Eldest Is Grateful'
Jeremy Renner at the premiere of "Rennervations" held at Westwood Regency Village Theatre on April 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)
Jeremy Renner Says 'I'm Overflowing with Gratitude' on First Red Carpet Appearance Since Accident (Exclusive)
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 17: Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes alongside her boyfriend Billy Evans, walks back to her hotel following a hearing at the Robert E. Peckham U.S. Courthouse on March 17, 2023 in San Jose, California. Holmes appeared in court for a restitution hearing. (Photo by Philip Pacheco/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Holmes Denied Request to Stay Out of Jail As She Appeals Fraud Conviction
Watch Howie Mandel Struggle to Shave Tom Sandoval's Mustache Off: 'Really Trying to Get Me Canceled'
Watch Howie Mandel Struggle to Shave Tom Sandoval's Mustache Off: 'Really Trying to Get Me Canceled'
Princess Diana's Niece Shares 'Magical Honeymoon' Photos from the Maldives
Princess Diana's Niece Lady Amelia Shares 'Magical Honeymoon' Photos from the Maldives
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New York, NY - *EXCLUSIVE* - Newly single singer Taylor Swift is in good spirits while out to dinner at Via Carota with Jack Antonoff and Margaret Qualley in the Big Apple. Pictured: Taylor Swift BACKGRID USA 10 APRIL 2023 BYLINE MUST READ: JosiahW / BACKGRID USA: +1 310 798 9111 / UK: +44 208 344 2007 / *UK Clients - Pictures Containing Children Please Pixelate Face Prior To Publication*
Taylor Swift Spotted Out and About for the First Time Since News of Joe Alwyn Breakup