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Terminally Ill Top Chef Alum Fatima Ali Has a 'Bittersweet Reunion' with Season 15 Contestants

Terminally Ill Top Chef Alum Fatima Ali Has a 'Bittersweet Reunion' with Season 15 Contestants

Top Chef‘s season 15 contestants are leaning on each other to get through a difficult time.

The group of cheftestants, who appeared on the Bravo show last winter, came together this week in Los Angeles to show support for their fellow cast member Fatima Ali.

Fatima, 29, has been battling an aggressive and rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma for more than a year. She recently revealed that her health was declining on Instagram, which prompted the group to meet up for the “bittersweet reunion.”

After posing together in a group photo, which included Adrienne Cheatham, Tyler Anderson, Bruce Kalman, Tanya Holland, Claudette Wilkins, Carrie Baird, Rogelio Garcia, Chris Scott, Tu David Phu, Joe Sasto, and Melissa Perfit, many of the former contestants shared the image on Instagram and wrote messages of support to Fatima.

“These people are my people. Hard to explain the bonds that happen during our time together,” Claudette captioned the two group shots.

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“There are things we do that make no sense and they make no money and those things may be the real reason we are here. To love each other and eat each other’s cooking and say it was good.” -commonplace These people are my people. Hard to explain the bonds that happen during our time together. I wish they under better circumstances that we were together but when one hurts we all hurt and we rally. @cheffati is loved beyond belief and we will be here for her and each other. Thankful my kids got to meet them yesterday to see how funny and comfortable we are with each other. #forfati #fuckcancer #topchef @bravotopchef #season15 #family

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“I wish they under better circumstances that we were together but when one hurts we all hurt and we rally. @cheffati is loved beyond belief and we will be here for her and each other,” she added.

“A bittersweet reunion,” wrote Tanya. “Our dear @cheffati is the glue…we are bonded forever now.”

“So happy to see you this week @cheffati… praying for you…🙏🏽https://people.com/food/top-chef-bittersweet-reunion-fatima-ali-terminal-cancer/

Kylie Jenner Kicks Off Stormi's First Birthday Celebration with a Luxury Tropical Vacation

Kylie Jenner Kicks Off Stormi's First Birthday Celebration with a Luxury Tropical Vacation

Stormi‘s first birthday may be a few weeks away, but the celebration has already started.

Kylie Jenner and her baby girl, who turns 1 on Feb. 1, have jetted off to a tropical destination in honor of Stormi’s upcoming big day.

“Let the birthday adventures begin,” Jenner, 21, captioned a photograph, which shows Stormi walking along the beach — leaving footprints in the sand.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star then shared a video of her stunning vacation rental.

“Hello paradise,” Jenner wrote over the clip adding a palm tree emoji.

The home boasts an incredible view of the ocean and also has a wrap-around pool.

Jenner later posted a number of photos of herself with baby Stormi taking in the sunset on the beach to her Instagram Stories.

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let the birthday adventures begin..

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hello paradise 🌴

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In the first shot, Jenner, dressed in an orange off the shoulder mini dress, can be seen gazing lovingly at her daughter as she tugs on her floppy straw hat.

In the next photo, Jenner and Stormi share a laugh while holding hands.

Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods accompanied the famous mother-and-daughter duo on the trip.

RELATED: Kylie Jenner Shares Adorable New Photos of Daughter Stormi While Reflecting on 2018

The model, 21, shared a photo of herself in a red bikini and hoop earrings.

Stormi’s first birthday has been in the works for some time.

In June, when Stormi hit the 5-month mark, Jenner revealed her plans for the tiny tot’s party.

“Stormi is going to be 5 months this weekend, which really is tripping me,” Jenner said at the time. “That means we’re halfway to a ye

Read more: https://people.com/parents/kylie-jenner-stormi-pre-birthday-tropical-vacation-beach/

Pregnant Jessica Simpson Pokes Fun at Her Extremely Swollen Foot in 10-Year Challenge Photo

Pregnant Jessica Simpson Pokes Fun at Her Extremely Swollen Foot in 10-Year Challenge Photo

Jessica Simpson is making light of her tough pregnancy.

After sharing a photo of her very swollen foot last week, Simpson had some fun with the “10-year challenge”, the latest viral craze that has seen dozens of stars taking a walk down memory lane with comparison shots from 10 years ago and today.

Instead of calling attention to her “glow up”, Simpson, 38, took the opportunity to show off the transformation her body has undergone since becoming pregnant with her third child.

In the left shot, Simpson’s incredibly toned legs are featured in cut-off denim shorts and a pair of wedges. Meanwhile, in the right image, she shared a snap of her swollen foot.

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Simpson first shared the photo of her swollen foot on Jan. 11.

“Any remedies?! Help!!!!” she captioned the photo, prompting a number of her followers to share their experiences and solutions, which included elevating her feet and staying hydrated.

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Other users, however, simply sent their support to the star. “Ugh, I remember. It was so painful. Nothing helped me!” wrote someone.

American Pregnancy Association explains that during pregnancy, “the body produces approximately 50 percent more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing baby.”

RELATED VIDEO: Pregnant Jessica Simpson Covers Her Bump in Furry Reindeer Onesie: ‘I Love the Holidays’

The swelling, which is called edema, is common in the hands, face, legs, ankles and feet and is completely normal.

Simpson announced that she is expecting her third child — a baby girl — with husband Eric Johnson in September. The couple, who wed in 2014, are already parents to daughter Maxwell “Maxi” Drew, 6, and son Ace Kn

Read more: https://people.com/parents/pregnant-jessica-simpson-pokes-fun-foot-10-year-challenge/

The Artifact Haley Joel Osment Kept From Forrest Gump

Spoiler: It’s *not* a box of chocolates.

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Dunkin' Donuts Employee Dances with Autistic Customer, Mom Says 'He Made My Son So Happy'

Dunkin' Donuts Employee Dances with Autistic Customer, Mom Says 'He Made My Son So Happy'

A Dunkin’ Donuts employee made an autistic customer’s day with the help of Lady Gaga.

Earlier this month, Donald Simon, 26, who is autistic and nonverbal, visited the coffee company’s Staten Island, New York location for a sweet bite and a cold drink.

There, with his aid Angela Jasmine, Simon was approached by barista Bryan Lara, who is known for going out of his way to talk to his customers.

After learning of Simon’s inability to speak, Lara tried another method of communication — dancing to Gaga’s hit “Paparazzi.”

In a video shared to Instagram by Simon’s mom Donna Maxon, Simon can be seen mimicking Lara by raising his hands and smiling.

“Most people would not pay attention to Donald as soon as they realize he is unable to communicate, but Bryan figured out a way to communicate without words and it is very touching to me that he made my son so happy,” Maxon tells PEOPLE.

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Sometimes the Staff at Dunkin Donuts does a floor show to ensure their Special guests are having fun! Thank you for rolling out the red carpet for Donald… #dunkindonuts #dunkin

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Maxon went on to explain that due to Simon’s disorder, making friends hasn’t been easy.

“Nonverbal people don’t have many friends and I was so touched to see how this stranger worked so hard to become friends with my son,” Maxon shared.

“Bryan has a heart of gold and deserves praises for his ongoing acts of human kindness,” Maxon continued.

For Lara, getting to know his customers is a part of his daily routine.

“I know most people’s names and their drink orders,” Lara told Yahoo Lifestyle.

RELATED: Colorado Teen Moves Her Senior Photo Shoot to Starbucks During Rainstorm: She ‘Was So Happy’

“I am always dancing, and when I saw Donald smile, it was a great feeling,” Lara told the outlet. “I love my customers so much.”

Maxon hopes to meet Lara in person, to thank him for his heartwarming gesture.

“The world would be such a better place if there were more people like him,” Maxon tells PEOPLE.

Read more: https://people.com/human-interest/dunkin-donuts-employee-dances-with-autistic-customer/

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