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  • Winfrey FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the world premiere of “A Wrinkle in Time” in Los Angeles. Winfrey will serve as godmother of a new Holland America ship called the Nieuw Statendam. She will join a Jan. 30 three-day ‚€œGirls‚€™ Getaway‚€ on the cruise line‚€™s new ship from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Passengers may attend one of three live ‚€œConversations with Oprah‚€ onboard. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

  • Hale Lucy Hale attends the Vanity Fair x Max Mara Women In Film Event at Chateau Marmont Hotel on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

  • Vedder FILE - In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, left, shares a laugh with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder before a baseball game between the Cubs and San Diego Padres in Chicago. Vedder’s support of the Chicago Cubs remains strong. The Pearl Jam frontman’s new 7-inch vinyl single will be given out to those who buy tickets to the July 6 Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00 am

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Winfrey to christen cruise ship

Associated Press

Oprah Winfrey will serve as godmother of a new Holland America ship called the Nieuw Statendam.

In a video recorded with her pal Gayle King, Winfrey recounted “sailing to Alaska last year” on a Holland America ship, adding that she is “setting sail again.”

Winfrey will join a Jan. 30 three-day “Girls' Getaway” on the cruise line's new ship from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Passengers may attend one of three live “Conversations with Oprah” onboard. Other getaway events will be hosted by editorial staff from O, The Oprah Magazine, including King, the editor-at-large.

Winfrey will also christen the vessel in a private ceremony at an undisclosed date. The ship is under construction in Italy.

Holland America and O, The Oprah Magazine launched a partnership in 2017.

Schneider out of jail

“Dukes of Hazard” star John Schneider is free hours after he was jailed for an alimony dispute.

The 58-year-old Schneider was released from the Los Angeles County Jail on Tuesday when his three-day sentence was cut short because of overcrowding.

The “Smallville” star told Fox News he cannot afford the payments to his estranged wife Elvira “Elly” Schneider. She filed for divorce in 2014 after 21 years of marriage; they have three adult children.

Schneider said he's “disheartened” with the system.

Vedder, Cubs pair

Eddie Vedder's support of the Chicago Cubs remains strong.

The Pearl Jam frontman's new 7-inch vinyl single will be given out to those who buy special tickets to the July 6 game between the Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.

Pressed on blue and red vinyl, the record features Vedder's 2007 Cubs song “All the Way.” The flip side features fan Steve Goodman's 1984 tribute “Go Cubs, Go.”

The Cubs say a limited number of the tickets are available online. One record will be given out with the purchase of each special ticket purchased.

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The school known as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will come to an end July 1. Whether you graduated from IPFW, taught there or had some other link, we'd like to know – in 100 words or less – your memories on the school's 54-year run. Please send your memories to Ron Shawgo at rshawgo@jg.net by Saturday, and include your full name and contact phone number. Some responses could be used in a future story.†

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Among celebrity birthdays today:†Actress Singer Boy George is 57. Actress Traylor Howard†is 52. Actress Yasmine Bleeth is 50. Actor Sullivan Stapleton†is 41. Actor Lawrence Saint-Victor†is 36. Actor J.R. Martinez†is 35. Actor Kevin McHale†is 30. Actress Lucy Hale†is 29. Singer Jesy Nelson†is 27. Actor Daryl Sabara†is 26.