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100-year-old twin sisters celebrate huge milestone in photo shoot 

Twin sisters in Ibiraçu, Brazil, are celebrating their 100th birthday with their very big families.

Photographer Camila Lima told ABC News she saw a news story about Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi and wanted to take photos of them in honor of the milestone.

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The sisters will celebrate their 100th year on May 24.

Lima, 28, said she takes photos of older couples regularly “as a way to inspire young couples.” When she approached the sisters with the idea, they immediately agreed.

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The Gazeta Online reported they celebrated their birthday with 100 people Saturday.

Maria has five children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Paulina has six children, 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The sisters also have five other brothers who are still alive, out of a total of 18.

Report: Jared Kushner a focus of Russia probe

A senior White House official is a person of interest in the investigation into ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign, the Washington Post has reported.

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Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are current Trump administration officials who have acknowledged contact with Russian officials, according to the report.

>> RELATED: Who are the key players in the Russia/Trump saga?

Killer clown still on loose, infamous cold case remains unsolved 25 years later

On a Saturday morning 27 years ago, death knocked on Marlene Warren’s front door in Wellington, Florida, wearing a clown suit

The murder has remained unsolved for nearly 30 years.

Here’s a look back at what happened that rainy morning on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 1990.

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Marlene Warren lived in the prosperous Aero Club neighborhood in Wellington, where many of the large homes on one-acre lots have backyard hangars for their owners’ private planes. An airstrip runs through the center of the community.

The steamy season was beginning to settle in across South Florida that Saturday when a clown came to Warren’s door just before 11 a.m.

Answering the door, a smiling Warren accepted the bundle of flowers and balloons the clown held.

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“Oh, how pretty,” her son remembered her saying.

They were the last words she would speak.

Wearing an orange wig, red nose and gloves, camouflaged with white paint creating a grotesque happy face, the death-dealing clown raised a pistol and delivered a single shot at point-blank range to Warren’s face.

Her 21-year-old son, Joey Ahrens, in the living room with a group of friends, reached his mother as she collapsed amid a spreading pool of blood.

He recalled seeing the clown’s brown eyes before it climbed into a white Chrysler LeBaron convertible.

Warren, 40, died two days later.

>> Related: Police serve warrant in brutal murder of Indiana teens

Homicide investigators focused on Warren’s husband, Michael, 38, and Sheila Sheltra Keen, 27, whom Warren had hired to repossess cars for his West Palm Beach used car lot. Acquaintances told police Michael Warren and Keen were having an affair, which they denied.

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Body-slamming a reporter just made Greg Gianforte a whole lot of money

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s congressional campaign has raised $100,000 and counting in the hours since he allegedly “body-slammed” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

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That’s according to NBC News’ Peter Alexander, who cites a source close to the campaign operation.

The incident occurred Wednesday at a campaign event for Gianforte, who is running in a Montana special election to replace the House seat vacated by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Montana’s only House seat has been held by Republicans since 1996.

>> RELATED: Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly body-slammed a reporter to the ground

Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs tried to get Gianforte to answer a question about the GOP health care bill when the candidate allegedly exploded on him. As Jacobs intended to record Gianforte’s answer to his health care questions, he recorded the entire incident.

The alleged assault and battery was witnessed by reporters for Fox News and others. Jacobs called police and filed a report.

While Gallatin County police allowed Gianforte to leave the scene (which he quickly did, not even telling the audience gathered what had happened), they later issued him a misdemeanor assault citation.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin is a donor to Gianforte’s campaign. Publicly available Federal Election Commission records show he made a $250 donation in March.

Val Kilmer is just as excited as the rest of us about ‘Top Gun 2’

Since Tom Cruise confirmed the sequel to “Top Gun” in an Australian interview Tuesday, fans of the 1986 film have been excited.

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It turns out that “Top Gun’s” own Iceman is excited too.

CNN reported that Val Kilmer, who played a rival to Cruise’s character Maverick, shared on Instagram that he’s ready to go on “Top Gun 2.”

“I’m ready Tom -- still got my ‘Top Gun’ plaque! Still got the moves! Still got it!” Kilmer captioned the photo.

Related: Tom Cruise confirms ‘Top Gun’ sequel is in the works

The film has been in serious talks by people in the film industry for at least the last few years. In a 2015 interview with Collider, film producer David Ellison confirmed “Top Gun 2” was in the works and that Cruise would return as Maverick. In 2016, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, said in an interview that discussions were underway for the film.

Cruise confirmed the sequel was “definitely happening.”

“I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year,” he said.

Jupiter revealed: NASA mission finds swirling storms at poles, weird magnetic fields

NASA is learning some of the secrets of the largest planet in the solar system, revealing data Thursday from the space agency’s Juno mission to Jupiter.

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Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is a gas giant with an atmosphere mainly composed of helium and hydrogen, and characterized by towering clouds of ammonia and turbulent storms, including one that has raged for hundreds of years and is larger than Earth, known as the Great Red Spot.

With the initial scientific information from Juno, researchers are realizing the planet is even more complex than scientists imagined. 

The spacecraft’s camera, called the JunoCam, recorded images of Jupiter’s north and south poles that show colossus, swirling Earth-sized storms, knocking into each other as they rocket around the top and bottom of the planet. The storms covering the north pole are very different from those in the south, though.

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“We’re puzzled as to how they could be formed, how stable the configuration is, and why Jupiter’s north pole doesn’t look like the south pole,” Juno’s principal investigator Scott Bolton said in a briefing about the new data.

Bolton said it’s also unclear whether these are permanent storms at the poles.

“We’re questioning whether this is a dynamic system, and are we seeing just one stage, and over the next year, we’re going to watch it disappear, or is this a stable configuration and these storms are circulating around one another,” Bolton said.

Juno has also revealed new information about the planet’s irregular and lumpy magnetic field and its gaseous atmosphere.

>> Related: Alien life possible on small Saturn moon, maybe on a Jupiter moon, too

Researchers are hoping to learn more about the Giant Red Spot, too, one of the “most iconic features in the entire solar system.

“If anybody is going to get to the bottom of what is going on below those mammoth swirling crimson cloud tops, it’s Juno and her cloud-piercing science instruments,” Bolton predicted.

The Juno spacecraft launched on Aug. 5, 2011, and entered Jupiter’s orbit last summer on July 4.

The results from Thursday’s briefing were collected in a Juno fly-by last August when the craft was within 2,600 miles of Jupiter’s cloud tops, NASA said.

Woman sues Jelly Belly for not listing sugar as ingredient in its Sport Beans

A California woman has sued Jelly Belly, claiming it engaged in deceptive labeling and advertising practices by promoting its Sports Beans as a performance aid.

Jessica Gomez filed the class-action lawsuit earlier this year, according to Legal Newsline.

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At the heart of Gomez's complaint is that the company used evaporated cane juice instead of sugar in the Sports Beans ingredients list. In 2016, the FDA issued a guidance urging companies not to substitute the term evaporated cane juice for sugar. However, the FDA recommendations are not legally binding, according to Forbes.

Gomez claimed she would not have bought the product if Jelly Belly had been truthful about the product’s ingredients instead of advertising that the Sports Beans are suitable for athletes and contain carbohydrates, electrolytes and vitamins. 

According to Forbes, Jelly Belly stated in a motion to dismiss that the lawsuit is "nonsense." The company defended its Sports Beans product, and said the sugar content is clearly stated on the label's Nutrition Facts panel.

Fox News issues statement addressing speculations about Sean Hannity’s vacation

News that Fox News pundit Sean Hannity was taking a long weekend vacation fueled speculation that he might be in trouble with his network.

Fox News provided a statement to explain Hannity’s vacation.

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“Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” the statement said, according to Variety.

The network also criticized the speculation surrounding his break, saying that those who suggested something else was at play “are going to look foolish.”

Related: Weeks after advertisers helped end Bill O’Reilly’s career at Fox News, “Hannity” has lost its first big name

Hannity has come under fire as of late for peddling a conspiracy theory about the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich and continuing to do so even after Rich’s family asked him to stop.

On Tuesday, Fox News retracted a story about Rich from their own site. Hannity later maintained that he “retracted nothing.”

Muslims in America, by the numbers

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. In fact, if current trends continue, Muslims will surpass Christians as the world’s largest religious group in the second half of this century, according to the Pew Research Center.

As of 2010, there were an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, making up the majority of the population in 49 countries.

» RELATED: 5 things you should know about Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting 

And only 0.2 percent of the global Muslim population reportedly lived in North America.

In the U.S., the latest Pew numbers from 2015 show the country is home to an estimated 3.3 million Muslims of all ages — about 1 percent of the total U.S. population.

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But by 2050, Pew researchers estimate Islam will supplant Judaism as the second-most popular religion in the U.S. with Muslims ultimately making up 2.1 percent of the future population.

Why is the group growing so fast?

According to researchers, it’s primarily about simple demographics.

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Muslim women on average have more children than women of the seven other major religious groups analyzed in Pew’s global landscape study.

Between 2010 and 2015, 31 percent of all babies born around the world were born to Muslims.

Muslims also have the youngest average age of all the major religious groups, Pew researches noted. In 2015, the median age of Muslims around the globe was 24 whereas the median age of non-Muslims was 32.

Those factors coupled together have led to the population projections in the second half of this century.

» RELATED: 5 inspiring quotes from iconic Muslim women to celebrate #MuslimWomensDay 

How many Muslim immigrants have come to the U.S.?

Between 1992 and 2012, approximately 1.7 million Muslims entered the U.S. as legal permanent residents, jumping from about 50,000 in 1992 to 100,000 in 2012, Pew research found.

The data shows most Muslims that immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1990s came from countries in Asia and the Pacific or Middle East/North Africa.

By 2012, most Muslim immigrants to the U.S. came from Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh and Iraq.

» RELATED: Photos of famous Muslim Americans 

Where do Muslims in America live?

The state-by-state map above shows the percentage of adult populations identifying as Muslims, according to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study.

Of all adult populations in the 50 states and District of Columbia, New Jersey reported the highest percentage of Muslim residents at 3 percent.

Data for the report came from telephone interviews with more than 35,000 Americans from all 50 states.

More information about Muslims in America at Pew Research Center.

Woman uninjured after car plunges off parking deck 

A woman, who told police she was distracted by her cellphone, is uninjured after crashing through the wall of a hospital parking garage Wednesday and plunging off the deck.

The unidentified woman, who is an employee at the Children’s of Alabama, hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and crashed through the wall around 6:55 a.m., the hospital told WBRC

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The wall gave, and the car fell from the third level of the garage. 

The woman was talking on her cellphone and “the next thing she knew, the car was upside down,” Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards told al.com.

Video: Security guard criticized after ejecting Braves fan, taking ball from child

A security guard is being criticized on social media after ejecting a fan and taking a baseball from a child during an Atlanta Braves game in SunTrust Park on Wednesday night.

After Braves player Rio Ruiz hit a ball down the right field line at the bottom of the eight inning, a fan reached over the outfield wall with his glove, snagged the ball and handed the ball to a child.

Video appears to show a security guard jump over the wall and eject the fan from the stadium for interfering with live play. The security guard also told the boy that he couldn’t keep the ball he was holding, then took it from him.

After Wednesday night’s game, Braves officials contacted the boy’s family and gave him a Freddie Freeman-signed ball, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The boy was also invited back to a game to celebrate his birthday in July.

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Braves, 12-5 in extra innings.

There was plenty of reaction on Twitter to the incident, from media and fans who watched it unfold on their televisions.

Texas movie theater hosts women-only ‘Wonder Woman’ screening

Amazon sisters, this one is for you. Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse announced a women-only screening of “Wonder Woman” at the downtown Ritz theater on June 6.

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“The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate than with an all-female screening?” the screening announcement on the Drafthouse website reads. The one-night-only event is for “Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,” and that includes the theater staff. According to the Drafthouse, the venue staff, projectionist and culinary team for the screening will also all be women.

“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz. And when we say ‘People Who Identify As Women Only,’ we mean it.” 

RELATED READ: Some Austin movie fans’ screams might be in the next ‘Star Wars’

Everyone wasn’t excited about the women-only screening, but the cinema stood by its decision.

“Very tacky Alamo. I'm all for equality and having a screening specifically stating it is not inclusive to everyone, is against equality,” Allan Dale said in a comment on Facebook. “I'm not saying Alamo did this intentionally, but it is still just wrong.”

“This doesn’t have a thing to do with equality,” the cinema replied.

“Does this mean Drafthouse will have a men's only screening of Man of Steel or The Terminator?” Kenny Marshall wrote, to which the cinema succinctly replied, “No!”

Despite some criticism, the screening is now sold out. According to a comment from the Drafthouse on Facebook, more Amazons’ nights out are on the way. A second screening has been added and more may come if they continue to sell out.

Kelcie Willis with the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.

Arrest warrant issued for hot yoga founder Bikram Choudhury

An arrest warrant was issued for Bikram Choudhury, the “hot yoga” founder who is embroiled in sexual abuse allegations.

Minakshi “Micki” Jafa-Bodden, who headed Choudhury’s legal team from 2011 to 2013, sued her employer for sexual harassment and wrongful termination after she was fired from her six-figure position for refusing to cover up a rape allegation. 

Choudhury, who claimed last year he was nearly bankrupt, was ordered to pay her $7 million in December but instead hid assets and fled the country, according to KABC.

"To have that bench warrant issued for Bikram. It sends a message to a debtor like Bikram that he will be held accountable and that the wheels of justice, although they don't turn as fast as we would want them to, they do turn," Jafa-Bodden said outside of court Wednesday, KABC reported.

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Attorneys for Jafa-Bodden said Choudhury moved a fleet of 43 luxury cars out of California and have orders blocking him from moving property out of storage lockers in Nevada and Florida. 

The cars including Bentleys and Rolls Royces vanished from a California warehouse last year. Jafa-Bodden’s attorneys tracked 20 of the cars to a Florida warehouse.

Choudhury, a pioneer of yoga in the United States, developed his Bikram yoga routine often performed in a room which reaches temperatures over 100 degrees. He has a celebrity client list and franchised his yoga studios worldwide.

Despite the legal issues, he still is teaching disciples in Acupulco, Mexico, according to KABC

Choudhury also faces sexual assault lawsuits from six other women. 

He denies any wrongdoing and no criminal charges were filed in those incidents. However, he has settled three out of court and three others are pending, according to KABC

Choudhury’s bail is set at $8 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Georgia named world’s top filming location

Georgia has just surpassed California, the United Kingdom and Canada as the No. 1 filming location worldwide, according to FilmLA's 2016 Feature Film Study

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The study, conducted by the nonprofit film office in Los Angeles, analyzes the 100 highest-performing feature films released every year. It also examines how much it took to make each of those films and how much of that money was spent in the place the film was made.

In 2016, Georgia led the pack in terms of number of films produced in a city, with 17 major movies shot across the state. Multiple shows are filmed in the state, too. California and Louisiana combined only produced one more film than the Peach State. 

>> Related: Check out the locations for 5 Oscar-nominated movies filmed around Atlanta

The Georgia film incentive program is largely responsible for the huge influx of new movies into the state. Georgia offered over $600 million to production companies just last year. 

Did you know all 17 of these movies were filmed in Georgia last year?

Jamie Foxx reveals Oprah saved him, staging an intervention before his Oscar win for ‘Ray’

Actor Jamie Foxx revealed during a radio interview this week that Oprah Winfrey staged an intervention when Foxx was partying too much after completing his Oscar-winning turn in “Ray” in 2004 and before the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony.

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During an interview with DJ Howard Stern, Foxx, 49, explained he was on a binge, “gallivanting,” “I’m drinking. I’m doing every (expletive) thing you could possibly imagine.” 

Foxx told Stern he suddenly received a phone call from Winfrey, who told him, “You’re blowing it,” People reported.

The actor said Winfrey arranged a meeting with black actors from the 60s and 70s at the legendary producer Quincy Jones’ home. Foxx said it was the iconic Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar, who had the greatest impact on him.

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“To this day, it’s the most significant time in my life,” Foxx told Stern.

Fox won the Best Actor Oscar that year, becoming only the third black man to ever win the prestigious award at that time. 

Forgotten lottery ticket worth $24 million found days before deadline

A lottery player’s luck almost ran out this week after a ticket worth more than $24 million was nearly forgotten in their home.

An anonymous individual with a Lotto ticket came forward to claim the winnings two days before their ticket was set to expire.

News coverage of the unclaimed Lottery prize escalated in the days leading up the deadline, causing the individual to check their house, where they discovered the winning ticket in a pile of other old tickets, the New York Lottery said.

The individual went to a lottery office in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday. The ticket was set to expire Thursday.

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Lottery rules allow winners to claim their prize up to a year after a drawing.

“We are thrilled that this lucky winner was able to locate this life-changing ticket,” said Gweneth Dean, director of the Commission’s Division of the Lottery. “We look forward to introducing this multimillionaire who came forward in the nick of time.”

The New York Lottery said they will reveal the identity of the winner after a security background check review.

The winning numbers were 05-12-13-22-25-35 and the bonus number was 51.

Ben Carson calls poverty 'a state of mind'

Retired neurosurgeon and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is certainly no stranger to controversial statements.

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Carson’s latest controversial comment was captured during a Wednesday appearance on a Sirius XM radio show.

“I think poverty, to a large extent, is also a state of mind,” he said. “You take somebody that has the right mindset, you take everything from them and put them on the street and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there. And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you could give them everything in the world, they'll work their way right back down to the bottom.”

>> Related: Ben Carson calls slaves 'immigrants'

Carson suggested that parenting plays a large role in determining poverty.

“A lot of it has to do with what we teach children ... You have to instill into that child the mindset of a winner,” he said. “If everybody had a mother like mine, nobody would be in poverty. She was a person who absolutely would not accept the status of victim.”

Carson said government can help.

“It can provide the ladder of opportunity. It can provide the mechanism that will demonstrate to them what can be done,” he said.

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Several people criticized Carson and said he is out of touch.

Carson’s full comments can be heard below.

Chris Cornell's widow shares heartbreaking open letter to late husband

The wife of Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has expressed her heartache in a new open letter via Billboard days before she lays him to rest.

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Last week, Cornell was found dead in his hotel room after a Detroit concert. An initial autopsy completed by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded his death to be a suicide by hanging. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. He was 52 years old.

>> Rocker Chris Cornell dead at 52; death ruled a suicide

In the emotional letter, Vicky Karayiannis addresses her “sweet Christopher.”

“To My Sweet Christopher,

“You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through.

“You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn’t be alive if it were not for me. My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I’m sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace.

“I’m broken, but I will stand up for you, and I will take care of our beautiful babies. I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. You were right when you said we are soulmates. It has been said that paths that have crossed will cross again, and I know that you will come find me, and I will be here waiting.

“I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the history of loving and more than anyone ever will.

“Always and forever,“Your Vicky”

A private funeral for the rocker will be held on May 26. Fans will be able to mourn Chris Cornell at his grave site following the family’s funeral at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

>> Related: Céline Dion was choked up as she shared this beautiful tribute to the victims of the Manchester attacks

WATCH: Woman jumps on car to thwart attempted carjacking

A Wisconsin woman went to extreme lengths to stop her car from being stolen Tuesday afternoon.

Melissa Marian recounted the incident in a Facebook post. She was pumping gas at a Milwaukee gas station when four teens pull up in what she says was also a stolen car. Surveillance video shows one teen jumping out and sliding into the driver's seat while Marian is on the other side of the vehicle. When Marian realizes someone is in her car, she jumps on the hood and hangs onto the windshield wiper as the teen drives off. 

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The teen soon decides to abort the carjacking attempt, jumping out of Marian's car with her purse, iPhone and wallet. He jumps into the getaway vehicle which flees from the scene. Marian is able to bring her car to a stop as it rolls its way into the street. A man is seen coming to her aid at that point.

The incident left Marian shaken, but unharmed.

Marian said the teens were laughing throughout the incident, and she has a message for them: "This is not cool and it will not make you successful or good honest money."

Marian told Fox6News that her actions may not have been wise, but were fueled by “pure adrenaline.”

The suspects have not been caught, but the car was fingerprinted, according to police.

WATCH: Celine Dion's first live performance of new 'Beauty and the Beast' song

Céline Dion was a reflection of Disney princess Belle at her concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas on Wednesday.

At the concert, Dion performed her new hit “How Does a Moment Last Forever” from the new “Beauty and the Beast” film for the very first time for the crowd. The song was played during the end credits of the film.

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Dion payed homage to Belle during the performance by wearing a yellow ball gown like the heroine wears in the film. As she sang, the ballroom dance scene played on the screens behind her.

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On Tuesday, Dion addressed the attack near the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

“What happened last night, makes no sense whatsoever. We live in different times and we need to love each other more than ever,” Dion said. “We need to support each other more than ever as well. What do you say we show our love to all of those in Manchester tonight? What do you think about that?”

>> Related: Manchester attack at Ariana Grande concert: What we know now

She then asked her audience, background vocalists and band to stand and join hands for a moment of silence for the victims.

“They will be seeing you and they will feel your love,” she said.

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