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Serena Williams surprises Black Girls Code group at 'Black Panther' screening

Serena Williams surprises Black Girls Code group at 'Black Panther' screening

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Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Moviegoers in San Francisco were surprised by one of the best athletes of all time Thursday when Serena Williams showed up at a screening of Black Panther.Williams -- and husband Alexis Ohanian -- rented out a theater for the movie's premier at AMC Van Ness 14. They invited a group of girls from Black Girls Code, a group devoted to introducing computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities.The 23-time Grand Slam champion posted a video of the surprise screening on her Instagram account. Ohanian also posted a video on social media."We are live, actually going to the Black Panther movie," Williams said in the video. "Of course we are super excited. We have a surprise, so stay tuned. I'm actually going to sign off so stay tuned. We have a really fun ...
Famous birthdays for Feb. 8: Seth Green, John Williams

Famous birthdays for Feb. 8: Seth Green, John Williams

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Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius.They include:-- Civil War-era U.S. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in 1820-- Pioneer science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1828-- Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who devised the periodic table, in 1834-- Actor Edith Evans in 1888-- Chester Carlson, inventor of the Xerox copying process, in 1906-- Actor Lana Turner in 1921-- Actor Audrey Meadows in 1922-- Actor Jack Lemmon in 1925-- Actor James Dean in 1931-- Oscar-winning composer/conductor John Williams in 1932 (age 86) File Photo by Matthew Healey/ UPI -- Television journalist Ted Koppel in 1940 (age 78)-- Actor Nick Nolte in 1941 (age 77)-- Folk singer Tom Rush in 1941 (age 77)-- Comedian Robert Klein in 1942 (age 76)-- Singer Ron Tyson (The Temptation...
Hong Kong Open: Venus Williams falls in second round

Hong Kong Open: Venus Williams falls in second round

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Naomi Osaka upended second-seeded Venus Williams in their second-round match at the Hong Kong Tennis Open on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Japanese player posted a 7-5, 6-2 victory to exact a bit of revenge from getting bounced by Williams in their Wimbledon match earlier this year. "I feel like even if I hit one semi-short ball she would come in and crush it, so I had to play really well," the 64th-ranked Osaka said of defeating the fifth-ranked Williams. The win comes on the heels of Osaka upsetting sixth-ranked Angelique Kerber at the U.S. Open. Williams benefited from a double fault by Osaka to earn the first break of the match, but the 37-year-old was unable to capitalize. Osaka rebounded with a flourish to claim the first set and rushed out to a 5-0 edge in the second before dismissing ...
Famous birthdays for Aug. 5: Jesse Williams, Maureen McCormick

Famous birthdays for Aug. 5: Jesse Williams, Maureen McCormick

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Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo.They include:-- French novelist Guy de Maupassant in 1850-- Film director John Huston in 1906-- Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to step on the moon, in 1930-- Hockey Hall of Fame member Herb Brooks in 1937-- Actor Loni Anderson in 1945 (age 71)-- Actor Maureen McCormick in 1956 (age 61) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns in 1959-- Basketball Hall of Fame member Patrick Ewing in 1962 (age 55)-- Actor Jonathan Silverman in 1966 (age 50)-- Rapper Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys) in 1964 File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI -- Actor DeRay Davis in 1968 (age 49)-- Actor Jesse Williams in 1981 (age 36)-- Olympic runner Lolo Jones in 1982 (age 35)-- Actor Olivia Holt in 1997 (age 20) ...