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Jason Collins Announces Retirement From The NBA With Beautiful Letter To Sports Illustrated

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He'll be remembered for his skill AND his courage!

Jason Collins is retiring from the NBA after becoming the first openly gay professional athlete in North America's four major team sports to play in a professional league - which happened with the Brooklyn Nets last season - and he leaves behind an amazing legacy.

He's been playing in the league since 2002. A major accomplishment in its own right!

The 35-year-old played the center position, and announced his retirement from basketball with a letter to Sports Illustrated.

And it's pretty amazing!

Here's what he wrote:

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Randy Jackson Is Leaving American Idol!

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This American Idol judge will no longer be a part of this show!

Even though he was a fixture on the long running reality television series!

Randy Jackson is finally hanging up his hat from American Idol after thirteen whole seasons on the show, and we'll definitely be sorry that Randy is leaving.

It hasn't been an overall exceptional last few months for Randy who has struggled through a myriad of problems.

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Gabrielle Giffords Announces She Will Be Stepping Down From Congress

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In an inspiring video, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced that she will be retiring from Congress this week.

In the above video, Gabby looks strong and happy as she tells her fans and followers:

"I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week. I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country."

She's one tough cookie. We know that her journey isn't over yet and she has so much more to show this world.

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Toddlers & Tiaras Star Retires From Pageants!

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Makenzie must be screaming for joy!

Toddlers & Tiaras star and winner of many grand supreme titles Eden Wood is ditching pageants for Hollywood.

Stage mom Micki Wood is hoping to extend what's left of her 6-year-old daughter's 15 minutes and break into showbiz:

"We are not planning on doing any more. She is all about performing, but it is not about the hair and makeup and the big dresses anymore. If Eden doesn't want to do something, she will let you know it. That is why I think we are probably saying goodbye to pageants."

Micki adds Eden's new focus will be a reality show Eden Wood Goes Hollywood, her music career and live tour.

Gotta milk that cash cow while you can, right?

[Image courtesy of TLC.]

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