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Los Angeles to declare May 21 “John Singleton Day”

Los Angeles to declare May 21 “John Singleton Day”

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — John Singleton’s legacy will officially live on in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. According to the Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. has declared May 21, 2019 “John Singleton Day” in Los Angeles. The announcement is set to take place today at a celebration of Singleton’s life…

Watch Jason Momoa go all Khal Drogo about that ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

Watch Jason Momoa go all Khal Drogo about that ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — (SPOILER ALERT) (NOTE LANGUAGE) It looks like former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa wasn’t too happy with the show’s finale, either. In a now-deleted Instagram video that a fan captured, Momoa records his reaction to the underhanded murder of his former onscreen wife Daenerys Targaryen, at the hands of Jon…

Strange indeed: New Coke coming back for ‘Stranger Things’ season three tie-in

Strange indeed: New Coke coming back for ‘Stranger Things’ season three tie-in

Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Coca-Cola is leaning into what is considered among the biggest marketing misfires of all time by bringing back New Coke as a clever tie-in to the ’80s-set Stranger Things. AdAge reports that since the Netflix’s show’s third season is set in 1985, it’s the perfect period for the soda to make a…

James Gunn says ‘Brightburn’ helped him get through Disney firing drama

James Gunn says ‘Brightburn’ helped him get through Disney firing drama

L-R: director David Yarovesky, Producer James Gunn/Photo: Eric Charbonneau – © 2019 CTMG(NEW YORK) — Guardians of the Galaxy series writer/director James Gunn is on the rebound, following his firing last year — and eventual rehiring — by Marvel Studios’ parent company Disney for Vol. 3. However, things weren’t looking so bright last year, after…

Music News

Robert Plant to headline CityFolk Festival in Ottawa, Canada, this September

Robert Plant to headline CityFolk Festival in Ottawa, Canada, this September

Credit: Frank MelfiRobert Plant and his backing group, The Sensational Space Shifters, have added a new festival performance to their upcoming North American tour. The founding Led Zeppelin singer and his current band will perform at the CityFolk festival, scheduled from September 12 through September 15 at Landsdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada. According to CBC…

Three handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

Three handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

Matthew Jordan SmithIt was believed that the late Aretha Franklin did not leave a will, however three handwritten wills have been discovered in her home in Detroit. The documents were submitted in probate court this week, according to the Detroit Free Press. Two were dated 2010, and a third was dated 2014. It has not been confirmed that The Queen of…

National News

2020 Democrats join Supreme Court protest against state abortion bans

2020 Democrats join Supreme Court protest against state abortion bans

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — 2020 White House hopefuls opposed to new state abortion bans joined protesters on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday as other abortion rights supporters converged on state capitols, town squares and courthouses nationwide seeking to counter bills sweeping across state legislatures.Among the 2020 candidates who joined the political battle at the…

Man arrested for gunning down transgender woman; slaying not believed to be a hate crime: Police

Man arrested for gunning down transgender woman; slaying not believed to be a hate crime: Police

Fedorovekb/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — A man has been arrested for allegedly gunning down a transgender activist in Philadelphia, though police say the killing is not being investigated as a hate crime.Michelle Washington, 40, was shot in the head and torso on Sunday morning and pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the Philadelphia police.The fact that Washington…

Abortion-rights protesters descend on Supreme Court in wake of state bans

Abortion-rights protesters descend on Supreme Court in wake of state bans

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Amid an influx of abortion-rights protests converging on state capitols, town squares and courthouses across the country Tuesday, seeking to counter an onslaught of anti-abortion bills sweeping across state legislatures, a slate of 2020 White House hopefuls may join protestors on the steps of the Supreme Court.Among the 2020 candidates expected to voice…

Health News

Misinformation around abortion bills causing confusion and fear for patients

Misinformation around abortion bills causing confusion and fear for patients

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) — Dalton Johnson knew that his phone would be ringing off the hook.Every time Alabama lawmakers or courts move on a bill that chisels away at abortion rights, patients call in with questions for the Alabama Women’s Center, one of the three clinics that provide abortions in the state, which is owned by…

How much is too much? Test could show effect of gaming on your kid’s brain

How much is too much? Test could show effect of gaming on your kid’s brain

Courtesy Andrew Newberg(NEW YORK) — Cash, a 10-year-old boy who lives in Los Angeles, is obsessed with the game Fortnite, his mother Rusti says. Fortnite represents the current pinnacle of game theory and player engagement. It’s filled with bloodless violence, intensity and it’s peppered with random surprises.It’s constantly being updated with pop-culture add-ons and it’s…

Life after suicide — for an ABC News correspondent

Life after suicide — for an ABC News correspondent

ABC News(NEW YORK) — James Longman, a successful foreign correspondent for ABC News, is in a club no one wants to belong to: suicide survivors.”There’s been a lot of secrecy in my family about it. This is not something that people want to talk about now, let alone all these years,” Longman told Dr. Jennifer…

Parents tackle common football injury that took their son’s life

Parents tackle common football injury that took their son’s life

The Taylor Haugen Foundation(NEW YORK) — For one Florida couple, their life’s work to prevent injuries among young athletes is motivated by the loss of their son, Taylor.Every parent’s worst nightmare came true for Kathy and Brian Haugen when they lost their son when he was just 15 years old. He died while doing what…