Denzel and Pauletta Honored | Entertainment | BET.com

Published March 3, 2008

Posted March 3, 2008 -- Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta will be honored this week by the United Negro College Fund at its 64th anniversary dinner in New York.

According to reports, the Hollywood couple will receive the Frederick D. Patterson Award for helping historically black colleges and universities and assisting minorities with finances for their education.

The award is named for a co-founder of the United Negro College Fund and former president of what is now Tuskegee University in Alabama. The UNCF dinner will be held March 7 at a Manhattan hotel.

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Naomi Leaves Brazilian Hospital

After a "cyst" removal a week ago, supermodel Naomi Campbell has left Sirio Libanes hospital in Sao Paulo. The 37-year-old was whisked away in a helicopter on Friday.

"I would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and concern over the past week and for the fantastic service I have received at the hospital," Campbell told People magazine Friday through her rep.       

Gynecologist Jose Aristodemo Pinotti performed the abdominal surgery on Campbell, describing the procedure as a laparoscopy, in which doctors use a thin, lighted scope to view internal organs. 

The model also disputed reports that she was hosting a party, saying, "I take my health very seriously, so to suggest that I would host a party following an operation is ludicrous."      

Written by BET-Staff

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