Twice married and divorced, Delia shares a spacious Bel Air mansion with her daughter, Delia, 20, who is studying art history at UCLA. A frequent visitor is Dr. James Barger, 39, a Los Angeles psychiatrist and an old family friend whom she helped educate and legally adopted 15 years ago. There is talk of a new romantic interest she met in New York, but Delia will say no more about him. “We have a nice calm relationship,” she says, “and I’d hate to do anything that might send it askew.” As for her health, she frets more about her weight, which she once battled with periodic starvation diets, than about her near-fatal collapse and its aftermath. “I’ve had long hair and short hair and braids, and so what?” she exclaims, alluding to the growing-out Afro that barely covers her scars. “I feel blessed, and I don’t think I should hide the blessing.”

Policemen evacuate a baby after the Cagayan River swelled caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Tembin. People have died and others are missing as the storm struck the southern Philippines unleashing floods and landslides across a region of 20 million people.

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“Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people,” Downey shared the news with fans via social media Monday. “She was like a mother to me.”

 · We've lost another legend. Della Reese , jazz singer and actress, died Sunday evening in her California home at 86 years old. Related: Lil Peep Never Woke ...

Della Reese began her singing career when she was tapped, at 13 years old, to perform with Mahalia Jackson’s gospel group. She eventually went on to release six jazz albums and produce a top 20 hit. Reese played the beloved Tess on Touched By An Angel and appeared on other influential shows like  The Mod Squad, The Love Boat, Sanford and Son, MacGyver, Night Court, and The Young and the Restless. She was the first Black woman to co-host The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

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