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‘Roma’, Alfonso Cuarón, and Mahershala Ali all Oscar nomination locks, say oddsmakers

‘Roma’, Alfonso Cuarón, and Mahershala Ali all Oscar nomination locks, say oddsmakers

Image from “Roma”; Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix(LAS VEGAS) — With the Oscar nominations just around the corner, the oddsmakers at SportsBettingDime.com have weighed in with the odds for six of the most popular categories. The early favorites in the six major categories include: Best Actor — Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody at 9/10 and Christian Bale for…

Harvey Weinstein and attorney Benjamin Brafman part ways

Harvey Weinstein and attorney Benjamin Brafman part ways

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein’s criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman announced his intention to withdraw as counsel for the embattled movie mogul in a joint statement obtained by ABC News on Thursday. Weinstein authorized Brafman to formally notify Judge James Burke, who is overseeing Weinstein’s criminal case in New York, of his decision…

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ changes release date to avoid Parkland shooting anniversary

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ changes release date to avoid Parkland shooting anniversary

Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Universal Pictures has changed the release date for its upcoming slasher movie Happy Death Day 2U from February 14th to the 13th to so it won’t coincide with the first anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, according to Miami ABC affiliate WPLG TV. The move was in response…

Music News

Gladys Knight wants to “Give the anthem back its voice” with Super Bowl performance

Gladys Knight wants to “Give the anthem back its voice” with Super Bowl performance

Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Super Bowl GospelGladys Knight says she wants to “give the anthem back its voice” when she performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl next month. The comment came in response to Variety asking the legendary singer what her stance is on how the NFL has treated former San Francisco 49ers…

Neal Schon invites Steve Perry to attend a concert by his new Journey-themed side project

Neal Schon invites Steve Perry to attend a concert by his new Journey-themed side project

Robert Knight; ABC/Lou RoccoJourney guitarist Neal Schon has invited his former band mate Steve Perry to attend one of his new side project Journey Through Time’s two recently announced shows, which will take place next month in California. A post on Schon’s Twitter feed reads, “here’s an Open invitation to Steve Perry to come out…

National News

Winter storm headed to Northeast: What to know about the latest forecast

Winter storm headed to Northeast: What to know about the latest forecast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The East Coast is bracing for an intense winter storm moving from the Midwest into the Northeast.A smaller storm moved through the Northeast Friday morning.Snow accumulations along the Interstate 95 corridor were fairly light — just 1 to 2 inches.Next, snow will hit the Midwest and Plains on Friday.Public schools in…

Former Chicago police officer to be sentenced for Laquan McDonald murder

Former Chicago police officer to be sentenced for Laquan McDonald murder

Kuzma/iStock(CHICAGO) — Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is set to be sentenced Friday for the shooting death of African-American teen Laquan McDonald.Van Dyke’s attorneys have asked for probation.Van Dyke, who is white, shot McDonald, who was 17 years old, 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014.Video released during the investigation showed McDonald was armed…

Overlooked evidence in Hania Noelia Aguilar murder case leads to investigator’s firing

Overlooked evidence in Hania Noelia Aguilar murder case leads to investigator’s firing

D-Keine/iStock(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — The sheriff’s office in North Carolina’s Robeson County fired an investigator following an internal probe into overlooked evidence that might have saved the life of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, who was abducted, sexually assaulted and killed in November.Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins, Jr. announced in a press release Thursday that he had…

Skier dies after avalanche at New Mexico’s Taos ski resort, officials say

Skier dies after avalanche at New Mexico’s Taos ski resort, officials say

RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStock(TAOS, N.M.) — A skier has died after getting trapped in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico on Thursday, a ski resort official said Friday morning.A second person was injured in the incident.Both men were trapped for 22 minutes after the avalanche sent snow pummeling down a mountain around 11:45 a.m. local…

Health News

APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about traditional masculinity

APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about traditional masculinity

noipornpan/iStock(NEW YORK) — How is a man supposed to act? What is masculinity and when does it become toxic? And how should psychologists approach the concept of masculinity when seeing patients?These are questions an increasing number of psychologists must consider as dialogue around toxic masculinity, sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement continues across…

Does booty sculpting machine praised by Khloé Kardashian work?

Does booty sculpting machine praised by Khloé Kardashian work?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Kardashian family is known for their famous curves and there are plenty of fans who want to achieve similar looks.So when Khloé Kardashian shared some “booty” secrets on her former blog — crediting kettlebell weights, a boss balance trainer and The DB Method Machine for her figure — ABC News…

Just smelling junk food can fight cravings for it, study shows

Just smelling junk food can fight cravings for it, study shows

zeljkosantrac/iStock(NEW YORK) — As anyone who has ever worked in a fast food — or any — restaurant can tell you, the smell of unhealthy food can put you off the stuff. Scientists have now confirmed that a great way to fight your craving for fries, pizza and other junk food is to be exposed…

Patients who may have contracted hepatitis at NJ surgical center file lawsuit

Patients who may have contracted hepatitis at NJ surgical center file lawsuit

Pixel_away/iStock(SADDLE BROOK, N.J.) — Two patients from a New Jersey surgical center have tested positive for hepatitis, their attorney said Thursday.The HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook warned thousands of patients last month about potential exposure to dangerous infections after what it called a “lapse in infection control.”Attorney Michael Maggiano said one of his clients…