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Annual 'Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon' hosted by Paula Abdul raises $300,000 to battle lupus

Annual 'Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon' hosted by Paula Abdul raises $300,000 to battle lupus

In describing his wife Emily V. Gordon’s eight-day medically induced coma, Kumail Nanjiani of “The Big Sick” choked up onstage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, barely able to speak through his tears.

“This is going to be the longest speech you’re going to see today with the fewest words,” he said, gathering his composure to tell the story depicted in the critically acclaimed film, which he and Gordon — played by Zoe Kazan — co-wrote about their real-life courtship.

“Her eyes were closed and I remember thinking, ‘If she comes out of this, I think we’re going to get married,’” the “Silicon Valley” actor continued. “It’s true — it feels slightly nonconsensual, but I swear that was...

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