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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Kelly Clarkson doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her weight, not even Britain’s “most hated woman.”

The singer came under fire last month after showing off a fuller figure during an appearance on the British show Graham Norton Live.

Journalist and reality star Katie Hopkins, known as “the most hated woman in Britain,” blasted Clarkson’s size on Twitter.

“What happened to Kelly Clarkson?” Hopkins wrote on Feb. 20. “Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen.”

She went on: “Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat. Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better.”

Hopkins, who gained her reputation as the villain on The Apprentice UK, didn’t leave it there.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, she said, “Kelly Clarkson is now a chunky monkey, if we’re putting it kindly. She does look like she’s eaten her backup singers. My advice: she needs to get out there with her stroller and do some pushing and get some of that weight off.”

Clarkson, who gave birth to daughter River Rose last June, was unfazed — even puzzled — by the fat-shaming comments when first asked about them by Heat magazine.

“I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about,” she told the magazine. “Someone tweeted something about me?”

After the reporter explained who Hopkins is and what she’d said, Clarkson laughed.

“Oh, and she’s tweeted something nasty about me? That’s because she doesn’t know me,” she said. “I’m awesome! It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will.”

Added Clarkson, “I’ve just never cared what people think. It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good. That’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family — I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”

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Scott Boehm/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins, the team announced on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not released.

Jenkins was originally selected out of the University of South Florida by Dallas with the 25th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. During his seven-year career with the Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and Buccaneers, he has 10 interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a touchdown.

Jenkins played in just one game with Tampa Bay last season before suffering a pectoral injury and being placed on injured reserve.

Tampa Bay also extended qualifying offers to linebacker Danny Lansanah and safety Bradley McDougald.

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Jackie Kmetz(NEW YORK) — A Superman-obsessed dad in Washington left behind two kids when he died Saturday, but saved two lives through kidneys he donated just hours after his death.

Chris Kmetz of Bothell was driving home from his job as a Boeing analyst Feb. 23 when his car flipped into a drainage pond, putting the Superman fan on life support, his wife Jackie Kmetz told ABC News on Thursday.

Because she was warned her husband likely wouldn’t make it, she mentioned to hospital staff early on her and Chris’ wishes of donating his organs, she said.

She also dressed Chris in his “Superdad” T-shirt and had their kids wear their Superman shirts before saying goodbye Saturday, Jackie added.

“My husband was huge on Superman and comic superheroes, and he wore Superman shirts at least twice a week,” she said. “Superman was his idol and the epitome of what he wanted to be: a humble hero whose purpose was to better the world around him.”

Chris kept over 10,000 comics in their bedroom, dressed as Superman every Halloween and would play superhero games with his kids, Jackie said, adding that you never would have known he was a former Marine because he was so goofy and happy-go-lucky.

“In true superhero fashion, Chris passed away, but he saved two lives after donating his kidneys,” Jackie added.

Chris and Jackie competed in national autocross competitions through the Sports Car Club of America. Autocross racers drive through challenging courses designated by traffic cones at speeds no greater than legal highway driving, according to the SCCA.

“Organ donation was something Chris and I were really passionate about,” Jackie said. “When we first met when I was his car-racing teacher we both saw that we were donors on our licenses, had a whole conversation about it and clicked from there.”

The Kmetz family has received a ton of support from friends on Facebook, many of whom have changed their profile pictures to a white Superman logo with text saying, “Be a superhero. Be like Chris Kmetz. Become a donor.”

The commemorative logo was also made into a sticker that the couple’s circle of racing friends can put on their cars.

“I’ll have the sticker on his blue race car, which I’m going to drive,” Jackie said. “It’s going to be hard, that first race without him there, but I know he’d want me to keep doing it.”

Jackie said she hopes Chris’ story will touch more lives and inspire more people to register to be organ donors because only relatively few organ donors can save lives because of rigid requirements such as the time that passes between a donor’s death and the possible transplant.

Only an estimated 1 to 2 percent of organ donors die in a way that they can be an organ donor, United Network for Organ Sharing spokeswoman Anne Paschke told ABC News on Thursday.

You can register to become an organ donor online at Donate Life.

Jackie said she wants Chris to know he continues to be a true superhero, and she’s going to miss her best friend and sweet dad to their children.

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Jennifer Schultz(KANSAS CITY) — A cancer-stricken girl’s wish for a dream playhouse might be fulfilled after all, now that the local homeowner association, which initially blocked the request, said it is trying to find a compromise.

The story of Ella Schultz, 6, made headlines after her Make-A-Wish request — a backyard playhouse — was rejected by a local homeowner association, according to local news station KCTV 5 News in Kansas City.

Originally, the team at the Make-a-Wish Foundation managed to get construction company JE Dunn to donate time and materials, according to a spokeswoman for JE Dunn.

But the plan hit a snag when the Stone Homeowner’s Association initially said the playhouse violated certain neighborhood rules, according to an emailed statement.

For the past few days, Ella has been treated for her cancer at the University of Kansas hospital.

A new statement from the Stone Homeowner’s Association suggested the girl might be able to arrive home to find a new playhouse in the yard.

The homeowner’s association told ABC News the initial request was not accepted because the board needed more information to grant an exception to the neighborhood rules. The association added in its statement to ABC News that it will try to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the JE Dunn construction company to figure out a way to give Ella her very own playhouse.

“Our hearts are with Ella Schultz and her family as they battle this terrible illness,” read a portion of the statement. “In hopes of getting enough information, we are requesting an immediate meeting with Make-A-Wish and J.E. Dunn Construction to work out a solution in the most expeditious manner possible.”

If the plans are approved, both the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the JE Dunn construction company said they’d be happy to get the playhouse built for Ella.

“Our desire, as it is with every child we serve, is to grant their one, true wish,” read a statement from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “However, we have a responsibility to follow local regulations, ordinances and laws within the communities we serve. We hope to see a resolution to this issue soon and we remain committed to granting Ella’s heartfelt wish.”

Ella’s parents were evaluating multiple requests for comment and have not yet responded to ABC News’ request, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Kansas Hospital.

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Courtesy Missy Shatley(PRAIRIE FARM, Wisc.) — It’s a battle they never thought they’d face, let alone at the same time.

Missy and Brooke Shatley, a mother and daughter from Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, both have cancer. They were diagnosed only 13 days apart.

“It’s that unbelief,” Missy, 38, told ABC News of her reaction when they learned the devastating news. “You feel numb, like this can’t really be happening. This is happening to somebody else, it could never be you.”

Missy was diagnosed with stage 2 cervical cancer on December 26, the day after Christmas.

“I went in for my annual physical and that was the result of it,” she explained.

Then on January 8, Brooke, Missy and her husband Jason’s oldest child, was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer.

“Why us? Why?” Missy asked. “Is it something in our water? Is it genetic? Why both of us in such a short time frame? The doctor said it’s not the water, it’s not the environment, it’s just a freak act of nature.”

Before Missy’s diagnosis, Brooke, 14, had been experiencing severe abdominal pain that went undiagnosed for several weeks.

“The doctors told us she had a baseball-sized hemorrhagic disc and it would go away on its own and we should just wait,” Missy explained. “We waited for a few weeks and thought, ‘This this ridiculous,’ and we sought a second opinion.”

The Shatleys then took Brooke to see the same specialist that had just diagnosed her mom days earlier. The devastating news was that Brooke’s tumor was larger than they originally suspected and needed to be operated on immediately.

“It was a four-and-a-half-hour surgery,” Missy recalled. “It was a football-sized tumor. It had intertwined in her abdomen. You couldn’t tell by looking at her belly, but it was football-sized.”

The brave mother-daughter duo began undergoing intense treatments at the same time in Marshfield, Wisconsin, about two hours from their home — understandably weighing heavily on husband and father Jason, a dairy farmer, who was traveling back and forth to take care of them while also tending to their other two children and maintaining their farm.

“It’s hard,” Missy said. “Just to even think, ‘That’s my wife and daughter,’ how does anybody deal with that? Plus we have two other kids at home so he’s trying to be a husband, father, keep up with the farm, he’s being pulled in so many directions, how do you even begin?”

This week has been better for the family, however. Both Missy and Brooke are back home, resting and enjoying their time, although possibly brief, out of the hospital.

Missy just completed her final round of radiation and chemotherapy on March 2. She now must wait eight to 12 weeks before they can tell how effective the treatment was on her cancer.

Brooke still has one more round of chemo to complete, tentatively scheduled to begin on March 9.

Although their simultaneous diagnosis has been difficult, Missy says, in a way, it’s been nice to have that newfound bond with her daughter.

“You don’t want to experience it with anybody, but if you have to, doing it as a mother-daughter is helpful,” she said. “You’re bonding over raw emotions. It’s definitely a connection that you form.”

On March 28 their community is holding a benefit for the resilient pair, which Missy says is just one of the generous things they’ve done to help throughout this process.

“Not in a million years could I imagine the outreach we’ve had,” she said. “The surrounding communities have been phenomenal. We have a dairy farm so we’ve had people volunteer to do chores, saw wood, make meals, provide transportation for the other kids when we need it — anything and everything they’ve offered up.”

Most importantly, she added, “Prayers, lots of prayers.”

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hillary Clinton was in violation of State Department rules governing the use of non-governmental email accounts during her entire tenure as secretary of state, ABC News has learned.

A senior State Department official tells ABC News that under rules in place while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, employees could only use private email accounts for official business if they turn those emails over to be entered into government computers. This policy is still in place.

Until the private emails are entered into government computers, the official says, an employee is in violation of the rules.

Mrs. Clinton used a private email account for her entire tenure as secretary – and did not even have a government-issued email. Mrs. Clinton did turn over some 55,000 pages of emails to be entered into government computer systems late last year, nearly two years after she stepped down from the State Department.

If Mrs. Clinton has now turned over all emails related to official business, she would be in compliance with State Department rules, an official said. But there is no way to independently verify that she has done that.

Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman says she has turned over about 90 percent of the emails she wrote as secretary of state, withholding only those that were strictly personal and not covered by the policy.

State Department email rules became an issue while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state.

One of Mrs. Clinton’s ambassadors was criticized by the Department’s inspector general in a 2012 report for using private email.

“It is the Department’s general policy that normal day-to-day operations be conducted on an authorized information system, which has the proper level of security controls,” the Office of Inspector General wrote in the 2012 report.

The IG report warns that the use of non-governmental email accounts “increases the risk” of security breaches and the “loss of official public records as these systems do not have approved record preservation or backup functions.”

Clinton established her own private email network based out of her Chappaqua, New York, home, where aides say she has personally preserved all messages before turning them over.

Mrs. Clinton tweeted late Wednesday that she has asked the State Department to publicly release all the emails she turned over, but has otherwise remained silent on the controversy.

Back when she was last ran for president, Mrs. Clinton was quite vocal about other government officials who use private emails which circumvent automatic government archiving.

“Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, the secret military tribunals, the secret White House email accounts,” she said at an event in 2007, indirectly indicting the Republican administration. “It’s a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok.”

At least one Democrat — a supporter of Vice President Biden — lashed out at Mrs. Clinton’s email practices in an interview on CNN.

“Is that what we really want in a presidential candidate?” former South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian said in an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN. “Who the hell’s running this campaign?”

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hillary Clinton was in violation of State Department rules governing the use of non-governmental email accounts during her entire tenure as secretary of state, ABC News has learned.

A senior State Department official tells ABC News that under rules in place while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, employees could only use private email accounts for official business if they turn those emails over to be entered into government computers. This policy is still in place.

Until the private emails are entered into government computers, the official says, an employee is in violation of the rules.

Mrs. Clinton used a private email account for her entire tenure as secretary – and did not even have a government-issued email. Mrs. Clinton did turn over some 55,000 pages of emails to be entered into government computer systems late last year, nearly two years after she stepped down from the State Department.

If Mrs. Clinton has now turned over all emails related to official business, she would be in compliance with State Department rules, an official said. But there is no way to independently verify that she has done that.

Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman says she has turned over about 90 percent of the emails she wrote as secretary of state, withholding only those that were strictly personal and not covered by the policy.

State Department email rules became an issue while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state.

One of Mrs. Clinton’s ambassadors was criticized by the Department’s inspector general in a 2012 report for using private email.

“It is the Department’s general policy that normal day-to-day operations be conducted on an authorized information system, which has the proper level of security controls,” the Office of Inspector General wrote in the 2012 report.

The IG report warns that the use of non-governmental email accounts “increases the risk” of security breaches and the “loss of official public records as these systems do not have approved record preservation or backup functions.”

Clinton established her own private email network based out of her Chappaqua, New York, home, where aides say she has personally preserved all messages before turning them over.

Mrs. Clinton tweeted late Wednesday that she has asked the State Department to publicly release all the emails she turned over, but has otherwise remained silent on the controversy.

Back when she was last ran for president, Mrs. Clinton was quite vocal about other government officials who use private emails which circumvent automatic government archiving.

“Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, the secret military tribunals, the secret White House email accounts,” she said at an event in 2007, indirectly indicting the Republican administration. “It’s a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok.”

At least one Democrat — a supporter of Vice President Biden — lashed out at Mrs. Clinton’s email practices in an interview on CNN.

“Is that what we really want in a presidential candidate?” former South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian said in an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN. “Who the hell’s running this campaign?”

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ABC News(VENICE, Calif.) — ABC News has confirmed Harrison Ford was injured in a plane crash near the Santa Monica, California, airport on Thursday.

A small aircraft piloted by the Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor went down on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, near the Santa Monica airport.

Ford, 72, was transported to UCLA Hospital. His condition is unknown. He was the only person in the two-seat plane.

Ford has been involved in multiple plane crashes in the past.

Last year, he broke his left leg while shooting the upcoming Star Wars movie.

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ABC News(VENICE, Calif.) — ABC News has confirmed Harrison Ford was injured in a plane crash near the Santa Monica, California, airport on Thursday.

A small aircraft piloted by the Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor went down on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, near the Santa Monica airport.

Ford, 72, was transported to UCLA Hospital. His condition is unknown. He was the only person in the two-seat plane.

Ford has been involved in multiple plane crashes in the past.

Last year, he broke his left leg while shooting the upcoming Star Wars movie.

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ABC News(VENICE, Calif.) — ABC News has confirmed Harrison Ford was injured in a plane crash near the Santa Monica, California, airport on Thursday.

A small aircraft piloted by the Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor went down on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, near the Santa Monica airport.

Ford, 72, was transported to UCLA Hospital. His condition is unknown. He was the only person in the two-seat plane.

Ford has been involved in multiple plane crashes in the past.

Last year, he broke his left leg while shooting the upcoming Star Wars movie.

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