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Former President Obama gave a shout out to the Little League World Series winners, who are from his native Hawaii. The Honolulu little league team beat out a South Korean team three to zero Sunday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to win the series. Mister Obama tweeted “Congratulations to Hawaii for winning the Little League World Series! You make America very proud.” The kids went wild when they saw the tweet. The team posted an impressive perfect record during the Little League World Series winning all five of their games. 

Film Director Kevin Smith is celebrating his major weight loss six months after suffering a massive heart attack, the “clerks” director posted a photo of his newly svelte frame on Instagram Sunday.

 

This @weightwatchers Ambassador is thrilled to announce that I’VE LOST 51 POUNDS! Six months ago from right now, I was in the hospital recovering from a heart attack I’d had the night before. When I went to my Doctor a week later, she told me “The best thing you can do for yourself now is to lose 50 pounds.” Half a year later, I can report that I followed Doctor’s orders: I started at 256 and now I weigh 205. This is the lightest I’ve been since high school! My hope now is I can slowly lose another 10 with #weightwatchers and get down to my birth weight of 195! But for now, I’m ecstatic to have reached this chunky milestone! I wanna thank #pennjillette for his book #presto, @raycronise for getting me started with his potato famine, and the good folks at #weightwatchers for their app-based program that made it easy to keep track of and control my eating! And I also wanna thank my kid @harleyquinnsmith – the little vegan astronaut who explored this meatless/milkless galaxy ahead of me, leading by example. Since I never wanted to see the inside of a hospital ever again, I simply copied the Kid. So this wasn’t a diet: these results came from a total lifestyle change of eating solely plant-based foods (which is tough because I hate vegetables). But mostly, I wanna thank all of you as well – for the kind and encouraging words along the way. Never underestimate the power of positive feedback: you folks telling me I looked better or healthier helped me stick with it. An encouraging word can really make a difference in someone’s life and your compliments kept me going! And just look where I went! #KevinSmith #WWambassador #WWFreestyle #WWFamily #WWBros #weightlosstransformation #weightloss #WWCommunity #ad *People following the Weight Watchers program can expect to lose 1-2lbs per week.

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He captioned it “This @weightwatchers ambassador is thrilled to announce that I’ve lost 51 pounds.”  Smith suffered a major heart attack in February while waiting to perform in his second comedy show of the night. He later tweeted, “The doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my lad artery (aka “the widow-maker”).”

Love was in the air for thousands of couples as they tied the knot in a mass wedding four thousand couples exchanged vows at a ceremony conducted by South Korea’s unification church on Monday. The church founder says couples from 64 countries took part. The controversial unification church was founded in 1954. The Man who founded it reportedly oversaw mass weddings at which thousands were matched with spouses they sometimes had just met and in some cases, did not even speak the same language.

West Virginia State University honors famed NASA mathematician doctor Katherine Johnson on her 100th birthday with a 7-foot tall bronze statue. Johnson enrolled at the school at the age of 15 and graduated with honors with two degrees in mathematics and French. Her life-sized statue depicts the doctor working in mathematics at NASA where she became famous and helping the space agency with its space shuttle program. In recent years, the impact of her work has become more widely known thanks in part to the book and the movie “Hidden Figures” the university has also established a scholarship in Dr. Johnson’s name. The first two recipients were announced at this weekend’s dedication ceremony. 

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