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Soccer Stars Abby Wambach & Mia Hamm Have Powerful Messages For Little Girl Disqualified For Looking 'Like A Boy'

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Mili Hernandez may not have gotten to play in her tournament's finals — but getting a shoutout from two soccer legends is a nice consolation prize!

In case you missed this insane story of discrimination, the Nebraska 8-year-old's entire team was disqualified from the finals of the girls soccer tournament because organizers couldn't be convinced Hernandez wasn't a boy.

The Springfield Soccer Association has since claimed there was a clerical error that listed her as a boy, but the parents provided all the necessary documentation on the day. It was clearly the perception of the judges that kept them from accepting the proof.

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Well, it didn't take long for the chica got some support from the highest level. No, not the Supreme Court! We mean Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach!

Both Olympic gold medalists/FIFA champs reached out to Mili with empowering messages; one even had a special offer! Abby wrote:

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A Bachelor Spin-Off For Every Season — ABC Green Lights The Bachelor Winter Games To Compete With The Olympics!

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ABC might be reaching with this one.

Ahead of their upfront presentation on Tuesday, the Disney-owned TV network revealed that they're launching yet another Bachelor spin-off. And while the new reality program is still slated to have a love component, the recently announced show is actually a winter-themed athletic competition.

According to ABC, The Bachelor Winter Games "will reunite the all-stars at a luxurious winter resort, where they will go head-to-head in winter-themed athletic challenges, including the toughest sport of all: love."

OMG. STOP IT.

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Also, does anyone else feel like the network totally stole this idea from MTV's The Challenge?? Hmmmmm.

Anywho, the spin-off is expected to drop in February as it will air opposite NBC's Winter Olympics coverage. We mean, that's not a bad way to hijack viewers from NBC. Not to mention, both Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss and longtime producer Martin Hilton have signed on to executive produce the show — so we KNOW it's going to be entertaining at least.

Still we have a feeling this spin-off could end in disaster, especially if past hyper-aggressive contestants *cough* Chad Johnson *cough* sign on for the series. We guess we'll just have to tune in to see how it all plays out!

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Shania Twain Teases Feel Good Comeback Single In New Promo For Winter Olympics! Take A Listen!

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We may be living in a dark, golden shower age, but Shania Twain is here to remind us that life won't keep sucking forever!

The country-pop singer is releasing her first album in over a decade, and we're expecting good things based on the lyrics of her lead track!

This week, the That Don't Impress Me Much singer teased the studio version of Life's About to Get Good — her soon-to-be comeback single — in a new commercial for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Though the Olympics won't be underway for quite some time, Shania's upbeat new jam will officially hit the airwaves next month. Her still-untitled album is slated for a September release.

Based on the preview, it sounds like Shania might have a feel-good summer anthem on her hands!

Ch-ch-check out the TV spot for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in South Korea (below) to get a taste of the good life!

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Tom Daley Has Officially Wed Boyfriend Dustin Lance Black — Deets HERE!

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It appears as though Tom Daley is officially off the market as he's wed his longtime boyfriend, Dustin Lance Black! Awwwww.

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The Olympian confirmed the happy news on Instagram, as he posted on Monday:

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Radio Correspondent Says Fox News Fired Her Less Than 24 Hours After She Reached Out To A Discrimination Investigator

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Apparently Fox News' women problem isn't limited to TV anchors!

Middle East-based Fox News Radio correspondent Jessica Golloher (above) is suing for gender discrimination and retaliation, saying they fired her only after she spoke to a lawyer about how her mistreatment.

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She says less than 24 hours after she reached out to Michele Hirshman, the lawyer hired by Fox News' parent company 21st Century Fox to investigate claims of harassment by the network's female employees, she received notice that her contract would not be renewed due to budgetary constraints.

Her attorney, Douglas Wigdor, writes in his official complaint:

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Disney's Miracle Star Michael Mantenuto Dead At 35 From Apparent Suicide

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This is heartbreaking.

Michael Mantenuto, one of the stars of Disney's Miracle, is dead at 35.

He was found in his car by police in Des Moines, Washington, on Monday, dead of a gunshot wound. TMZ reports the coroner is ruling his death a suicide.

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Mantenuto was one of a number of young, first-time film actors to star in the 2004 retelling of the U.S. Hockey Team's 1980 "Miracle on Ice" game against a much stronger Russian team, playing real-life Olympic star Jack O'Callahan. He was only 22 at the time.

He went on to act in a movie called Dirtbags and Matthew McConaughey's Surfer, Dude before leaving acting to join the army, ending up in the esteemed Special Forces.

Such a tragic, shocking end to his story.

[Image via Disney.]

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