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“The three-month shutdown is over!” Conan O’Brien returns to late night with slimmed-down show

“The three-month shutdown is over!” Conan O’Brien returns to late night with slimmed-down show

TBS/Meghan Sinclair(LOS ANGELES) —  On Tuesday night, Conan O’Brien returned to TBS with a slimmed-down, 30 minute late-night show. Airing at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the revamped Conan still features sidekick Andy Richter, but the shorter, four nights-a-week format will allow O’Brien to do more of his acclaimed remote segments. “I am happy to announce that…

Harvey Weinstein fails in bid to pause class action suit

Harvey Weinstein fails in bid to pause class action suit

KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein suffered a setback on Tuesday when a judge in New York denied his request to pause a class action suit brought against him in June by 10 of his female accusers, according to court documents obtained The Hollywood Reporter. Weinstein argued there was an overlap between the civil…

‘Sopranos’ creator casts the late James Gandolfini’s son as young Tony Soprano

‘Sopranos’ creator casts the late James Gandolfini’s son as young Tony Soprano

Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO(NEW YORK) — Sopranos creator David Chase didn’t wander far from the tree to cast a young Tony Soprano for a new prequel film: Michael Gandolfini — the son of the late James Gandolfini, who played mob boss Tony on The Sopranos — just got the gig. Deadline reports the movie’s…

Her ‘View’ – Whoopi Goldberg offers advice on how the Academy should open the 2019 Oscars

Her ‘View’ – Whoopi Goldberg offers advice on how the Academy should open the 2019 Oscars

ABC/Yolanda Perez(NEW YORK) — Whoopi Goldberg, Oscar-winner and four-time host of the ceremony, is giving her take on how the Academy should open the upcoming awards show. “I would like them to open it with the guys from… Bohemian Rhapsody,” Goldberg said on The View, reacting to the Academy’s nominations announced Tuesday morning. “I think if…

Music News

Ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder lines up late-winter, early-spring concerts in North America

Ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder lines up late-winter, early-spring concerts in North America

Credit: Michael HelmsFormer Eagles guitarist Don Felder has started amassing a variety of North American tour dates, starting with a three-show stand in Niagara Falls, Canada, on January 31, February 1 and February 2. Felder’s itinerary also features a special charity gig on February 15 in Victoria, Texas, as well as a series March concerts…

Boz Scaggs, Chubby Checker, Brian Setzer among artists playing 2019 Graceland Live concert series in Memphis

Boz Scaggs, Chubby Checker, Brian Setzer among artists playing 2019 Graceland Live concert series in Memphis

Courtesy of Graceland LiveBoz Scaggs, Chubby Checker and Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer are among the artists performing at a recently launched concert series held near the late Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. The Graceland Live series features concerts by various well-known performers at two venues: Graceland Soundstage and the Graceland Guest House…

Green Day selling guitars, drums kits, amps & more from personal collection

Green Day selling guitars, drums kits, amps & more from personal collection

ABC/Heidi GutmanThe members of Green Day are parting ways with a few things in their collection. The punk trio is selling more than 100 pieces of gear through the online gear marketplace Reverb.com. Among the 44 guitars frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is putting up for sale include the Harmony Stella Parlor Acoustic Guitar he used…

National News

Phoenix police arrest former nurse after woman in vegetative state gives birth

Phoenix police arrest former nurse after woman in vegetative state gives birth

Kuzma/iStock(PHOENIX) — Police in Arizona have made an arrest in connection with a woman who gave birth to a baby boy while in a vegetative state.The 36-year-old suspect, Nathan Sutherland, was arrested after investigators obtained a DNA sample Tuesday, according to the Phoenix Police Department. Police said that they had determined that his DNA matched…

Sheriff asks public to help in ’emergency search’ for missing 3-year-old boy in North Carolina

Sheriff asks public to help in ’emergency search’ for missing 3-year-old boy in North Carolina

Chalabala/iStock(CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C.) — Authorities are urging people to help them in “an emergency search” for a missing 3-year-old boy in North Carolina.”We are doing everything we can to find this child,” Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes told reporters Tuesday night. “We are utilizing all resources at our disposal.”Casey Lynn Hathaway went missing from the…

LA teachers’ deal to end strike offers higher salaries, smaller class sizes

LA teachers’ deal to end strike offers higher salaries, smaller class sizes

recep-bg/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The union representing striking Los Angeles teachers reached a deal with the school district Tuesday to end the strike and increase teachers’ pay and shrink their class sizes. Teachers will head back to school on Wednesday.”This is a good agreement. This is a historic agreement,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.The mayor…

Large storm hitting central US, heading east with flooding rain, strong winds

Large storm hitting central US, heading east with flooding rain, strong winds

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A large storm that developed in the central U.S. is moving east on Wednesday and bringing snow, a wintry mix, severe weather and flooding rain.The storm dumped over 17 inches of snow in the mountains of Colorado, and widespread 2 to 4 inches of snow from the Colorado Plains to the…

Health News

A plant-based diet benefits not only humans but the Earth, too: Report

A plant-based diet benefits not only humans but the Earth, too: Report

clubfoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — A diet heavy on whole grains and plants won’t only benefit human health, it’ll benefit the planet too, according to a report published this week by a commission of dozens of experts from 16 countries.The report, published in The Lancet, attempted to determine the optimal diet for both humans and the earth,…

Affected by the government shutdown? Here’s how to talk to your kids about it

Affected by the government shutdown? Here’s how to talk to your kids about it

asiseeit/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the government shutdown stretches into its second month with no resolution in sight, how do we speak to our children about what’s happening?Families of government employees have gone over a month without a paycheck, making it difficult for some of them to afford housing, health care and food. Funding for government…

Soko Glam’s Charlotte Cho shares her 10-step Korean skin care ritual

Soko Glam’s Charlotte Cho shares her 10-step Korean skin care ritual

DragonImages/iStock(NEW YORK) — Charlotte Cho has made a living out of skincare.She is the co-founder, with her husband, David, of Soko Glam, a marketplace for Korean skincare, beauty trends and cosmetics.Cho, an esthetician, turned her obsession with beauty into a business idea right out of college. The California native now runs three companies, including her…

Hospital baby boom: Eight OBGYN nurses give birth to babies

Hospital baby boom: Eight OBGYN nurses give birth to babies

Anderson Hospital’s Pavilion for Women(MARYVILLE, Ill.) — The obstetrics unit of a small Illinois hospital only has around 80 employees.Eight of those employees — seven nurses and one nurse’s aide — gave birth to their own babies in a span of five months.“We’d go in and tell our boss and then a week later another…