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Kirsten Dunst says her pregnancy was a “surprise”: “It feels like I lucked out”

Kirsten Dunst says her pregnancy was a “surprise”: “It feels like I lucked out”

Liz Von Hoene /SHOWTIME(LOS ANGELES) — In a new interview with Net-A-PORTER’s digital magazine PorterEdit, Kirsten Dunst opens up about her baby son with fiancé Jesse Plemons. “I thought I would have a hard time getting pregnant, but it was a surprise,” the 37-year-old says. “If I hadn’t met Jesse, I would have frozen my…

Disney unveils concept art for Avengers Campus; first-ever ‘Moana’ attraction

Disney unveils concept art for Avengers Campus; first-ever ‘Moana’ attraction

The Walt Disney Company/Image Group LA(ANAHEIM) — At the D23 Expo in California Friday, Disney announced some big plans for its theme parks. First, the new concept art was revealed for its Marvel-themed Avengers Campus, currently under construction at California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. Those lands will be part of an “interconnected, global story.” More…

What do Robert Downey Jr., the Rolling Stones and NASA have in common?

What do Robert Downey Jr., the Rolling Stones and NASA have in common?

Courtesy of the Rolling Stones(PASADENA) — Months after announcing a plan to clean up the Earth significantly in 10 years, Robert Downey Jr. made an announcement Thursday that was…well, out of this world. The Marvel star revealed that the team behind NASA’s InSight lander has named a Martian rock after iconic rock band The Rolling…

Christina Hendricks reveals she secretly had a hand in ‘American Beauty’

Christina Hendricks reveals she secretly had a hand in ‘American Beauty’

DreamWorks(LOS ANGELES) — Before Christina Hendricks hit it big, her hand was more famous than she was. The Good Girls actress just revealed a fun fact about herself that has fans and co-stars reacting in disbelief: She was actually the hand model featured on the iconic movie poster for the acclaimed film American Beauty. “Fun…

Music News

Hey now, there’s a remix: Listen to new version of Smash Mouth’s “All Star”

Hey now, there’s a remix: Listen to new version of Smash Mouth’s “All Star”

Interscope/UMeThis year marks the 20th anniversary of Smash Mouth’s inescapable hit “All Star,” and in honor of the occasion, the band has decided to get their game on and get paid…by releasing a remix. The reworked version of the hit was created by DJ duo Breathe Carolina, who have turned the pop/rock classic into a…

Santana & Journey keyboardist Gregg Rolie releases first new studio album in 18 years

Santana & Journey keyboardist Gregg Rolie releases first new studio album in 18 years

Megaforce RecordsKeyboardist Gregg Rolie, founding member and original lead singer of both Santana and Journey, has finally gotten around to making a new solo album.  It only took him 18 years. The project, Sonic Ranch, is now available at Amazon and iTunes, and as you might imagine, it features plenty of guest appearances, including his…

National News

‘Most humiliating experience of my life:’ Black North Carolina man who was handcuff and removed from his home after false burglar alarm

‘Most humiliating experience of my life:’ Black North Carolina man who was handcuff and removed from his home after false burglar alarm

Kazeem Oyeneyin(RALEIGH, N.C.) —  An African-American homeowner says he endured the “most humiliating experience of my life” when white police officers answered a false burglar alarm at his North Carolina home and ended up placing him in handcuffs at gunpoint and walking him to a police car in just his underwear as his neighbors watched.…

Severe storms possible in central US as Northeast gets early taste of fall

Severe storms possible in central US as Northeast gets early taste of fall

ABC News(NEW YORK) — There will be a couple of different rounds of severe weather in parts of the central U.S. this weekend. Storms are firing in parts of the Plains, where flash flood watches have been issued for parts of Kansas and Nebraska. These storms should intensify later Saturday into Sunday in parts of…

Illinois state trooper dies after being shot serving warrant

Illinois state trooper dies after being shot serving warrant

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — The Illinois state trooper who was shot early Friday morning while serving a warrant in East St. Louis has died, police said.Nicholas Hopkins, who was a member of the state police’s SWAT unit, was shot at approximately 5:26 a.m. and was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 6:10 p.m. The 33-year-old…

Health News

Baby gets new heart just in time for her 1st birthday

Baby gets new heart just in time for her 1st birthday

iStock(NEW YORK) — A baby’s first birthday feels like a momentous occasion for all parents.But when it’s unclear if your baby will ever actually see that day, the milestone is more like a miracle.Christy Brown suspected something might be wrong with her then 4-month-old daughter, Rebecca, when she wasn’t gaining weight. Several trips to the…

Illinois health department points to vaping as possible factor in recent death

Illinois health department points to vaping as possible factor in recent death

iStock(CHICAGO) — An investigation is underway in Illinois into more than 30 cases where individuals experienced respiratory illness after using e-cigarettes or vaping, state officials said Friday.One such case involved an individual who allegedly recently vaped before being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. That individual, whose name, gender and age were not publicly released, died,…

11-year-old cancer survivor celebrates end of chemo by donating to hospital

11-year-old cancer survivor celebrates end of chemo by donating to hospital

WLS(CHICAGO) — A young cancer survivor ended his radiation treatment with a big donation to the Chicago hospital that helped him heal.Ryan Collins rang the celebration bell at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago on Wednesday, but the 11-year-old also gifted the hospital with a check for more than $4,200, money he earned by operating a…

This woman donated her kidney to a coworker and now they hope to send a message

This woman donated her kidney to a coworker and now they hope to send a message

Annie York(NEW YORK) — Bryan Lee keeps his personal life pretty quiet. So quiet that his work colleague, Annie York, didn’t know that the autoimmune disease he has suffered from since he was a child was becoming life-threatening.Lee’s condition is called Henoch-Schonlein purpura, or HSP, and he told “Good Morning America” he has scarred kidneys,…