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With chronic illnesses like heart problems, diabetes and cancer taking a toll on seniors as well as Medicare’s budget, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday proposed a new approach aimed at keeping patients healthier and avoiding hospitalizations. They’re calling it the Better Care Program. Teams of doctors, nurses and social workers would get a flat fee per Medicare patient, with fewer strings attached. The goal is to improve care coordination, benefiting the patient while moving Medicare away from paying piecemeal for tests and treatments.
Marvin Gaye’s children have settled claims against a music company owned by Sony over Robin Thicke’s Grammy-nominated hit song “Blurred Lines.” The Gayes had accused EMI of not pursuing a copyright infringement case against Thicke because “Blurred Lines” has similarities to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye’s dismissal of their lawsuit against EMI, which is owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Documents say the Gayes and Sony have an agreement and claims against Sony can’t be brought again. A representative for the Gaye family said the terms of the settlement were confidential.
Unlike the Oscars, which are known for highlighting Hollywood’s best films, the Razzies take a different approaching by celebrating the best of the worst. This year, the Chris Rock movie Grown Ups 2 garnered the most Razzie nominations, including worst movie, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, lead actor, supporting actor and director, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It looks like art is imitating life in Eve’s new venture. The recently engaged rapper is set to topline a romantic comedy series on ABC, according to Deadline. The show, which is scheduled for the 2014-2015 development season, is expected to be produced by Aaron Kaplan.
An Omaha judge has ruled that the so-called “toddler thug” from the recent viral video can remain with his mother. Child Protective Services had removed the toddler from his home, where adults appeared to be teaching him how to curse; however, the judge said the toddler can stay with his mom and they’d be placed in the same foster family.
Laverne Cox, the transgender actress known for playing Sophia on the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black, has signed a book deal with Harlequin to publish her memoir. “As a trans woman of color from a working class background, I have often felt shame about the truth of my personal story for much of my life. By sharing my full, unvarnished story, including details of my life and family history I have never before revealed, I hope to provide a voice and safe place for those who have suffered because of their race, class, gender, abuse, violence and trauma. I’m thrilled that Harlequin will be publishing this book,” she said in a statement.The book is expected to be published in 2015.
Source: Jet Magazine