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Mariah Carey: Dick Clark Productions Slams ‘Defamatory’ and ‘Outrageous’ Allegations She Was Sabotaged:

Mariah Carey’s botched New Year’s Eve performance is turning into an even bigger controversy.

Carey’s team is blaming Dick Clark Productions, the production company behind the annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special on ABC, saying the company “set her up to fail.” And Dick Clark Productions is firing back.
“As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. To suggest that DCP, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd,” Dick Clark Productions said in a statement provided to CNN.


Moment of Truth: Republicans Finally Get Their Chance On Obamacare:

Republicans have spent years bashing Obamacare. Now, they’re about to own it.

When Congress returns to Washington on Tuesday, the Republican Party — which controls the House and the Senate and will soon see GOP President-elect Donald Trump sworn into office — will move quickly to repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law.
These first steps to unravel the Affordable Care Act have been years in the making, and will mark a symbolic victory for the conservative movement.
Since Obama’s 2008 election, no other single political and policy issue has been more effective in uniting the GOP in opposition and electrifying the party’s base. The massive healthcare reform has fueled Republican rallying cries and partisan campaign messaging in every election since it became law in 2010.’

Drinking To Your Health May Not Be The Best Plan After All:

Now here’s some news that may have you crying into your beer. Alcohol, when consumed in moderation, may not improve your health after all.

Over the years we’ve all seen the studies that show a glass of wine a day may help protect you from developing heart disease, will help with cancer and keep type 2 diabetes away, and will ultimately help you live longer. But this new research may be a buzz kill for those who like to drink in moderation. Toasting to your health may actually be an oxymoron.
So, belly up to the bar and we’ll explain what the scientists behind this new meta-analysis running in the latest edition of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs think happened with the earlier studies that show the health benefits of moderate drinking.
This team of scientists looked at a wide variety of studies on the topic, specifically looking at alcohol’s impact on mortality. Narrowing their list down to 87 studies, the authors found the majority of them may have been coming to conclusions based on what the authors label as “biased” data.

Istanbul Attack: Teenager’s First Trip Abroad Ends In Tragedy:

Leanne Nasser begged her parents to let her go to Istanbul. She had never been abroad. Never left Israel. Her three friends were going to the city on the Bosporus to celebrate New Year’s Eve and she wanted to go with them.

Her father refused. He was worried Istanbul wasn’t safe and he wanted her to stay home. Despondent, she turned to her aunt, Layal Masarweh, who intervened on her behalf.
“Her father was totally against that. He was saying that Istanbul is too dangerous and that she should not go at all. But she insisted, saying that nothing will happen to her,” Masarweh told CNN.
Nasser, 18, from Tira, an Arab town in central Israel, had big plans for the future after finishing high school in June. She worked at a dental clinic and was saving to buy a car. She wanted to be a dentist one day. But first was New Year’s Eve and celebrating the start of 2017.

Resolution Retreats: Top 10 Fitness Vacations For The New Year:

A New Year health kick doesn’t have to mean detox, denial and downright misery.

January is the perfect time of year for a relaxing break, with a spot of fitness thrown in for good measure.
Here are 10 places for health fiends to check in and get trim in early 2017.

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