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SOTOMAYOR UPSET AT SCHOOL CLOSURES FLU GETS THE BEST OF BURT REYNOLDS WONDER TO PERFORM IN NEW ORLEANS WHO SAID WHAT
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is among the alumni mourning plans to close 24 Roman Catholic schools across New York City.
Sotomayor was the valedictorian of the Class of 1968 at the Blessed Sacrament School, which is one of seven elementary schools in the Bronx targeted for closure by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Sotomayor tells The New York Times she is "heartbroken," over the school's planned demise.
The justice says her mother saved every penny she had to send her to Blessed Sacrament, which has an alumni list that also includes the U.S. ambassador to Uruguay, Julissa Reynoso, hip-hop mogul Sean Combs and singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.
Burt Reynolds has been hospitalized in Florida with a severe case of the flu that landed him in the intensive care unit with severe hydration.
Reynolds' representative told E! News on Friday, "He is doing better. They are taking care of him and his mustache."
The star of "Smokey and the Bandit," Reynolds braved quintuple bypass surgery in 2010.
The 76-year-old actor, an Oscar nominee for "Boogie Nights" and erstwhile star of the CBS sitcom "Evening Shade," most recently contributed his voice, as himself, to the animated FX series "Archer."
The legendary singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder will headline an outdoor concert Feb. 2 in New Orleans, the night before the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens meet in Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome.
The Saturday night show, which will take place near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, also will include Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and additional performers.
Other concerts Super Bowl weekend include Justin Timberlake performing for the first time in four years during the invitation-only DirecTV "Super Saturday Night" concert.
"Joe Biden made another one of his famous gaffes on camera Monday, saying he was proud to be president of the United States. I guess he forgot he wasn't at home standing in front of the bathroom mirror." -- Jay Leno.
From our wire services