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Oh, New Zealand: Kiwis confuse Spike Lee for the late Stan Lee

Oh, New Zealand: Kiwis confuse Spike Lee for the late Stan Lee

L-R: Stan Lee (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images); Spike Lee;(Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)(NEW YORK) — A New Zealand newspaper clearly didn’t do the right thing when they wrote their obit for the late, great Marvel comics legend Stan Lee, who died Monday at the age of 95. On the front page of the Gisborne Herald, the paper confused the comic…

Steve McQueen says he’s not focused on Oscar buzz with his new thriller, ‘Widows’

Steve McQueen says he’s not focused on Oscar buzz with his new thriller, ‘Widows’

L-R: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, writer/director Steve McQueen, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez; Kristina Bumphrey/Starpix(NEW YORK) — Oscar-winner Steve McQueen says he did not have award show season on his mind when he went to work on his latest film Widows. The film, which is an adaptation of the popular 1980s British series of the same…

Hugh Jackman says he never questioned abandoning longtime friends Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Hugh Jackman says he never questioned abandoning longtime friends Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

L-R: Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman and Ivanka Trump in 2010; Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Hugh Jackman defended his longtime friendship with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner on The View Tuesday. The couple, whom Jackman said he’s known for 15 years, made headlines when they recently attended the actor’s 50th birthday party. “They’ve always been so…

“The Voice” recap: The top 13 are revealed

“The Voice” recap: The top 13 are revealed

Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — On Tuesday night’s The Voice, Carson Daly revealed which of the three artists each from Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson‘s teams who performed on Monday would advance to the next round: two based on America’s vote, the other chosen by his or her coach. At the top…

Music News

U2 wins Top Boxscore honor at 2018 “Billboard” Live Music Awards

U2 wins Top Boxscore honor at 2018 “Billboard” Live Music Awards

Credit: Danny NorthU2 was among the winners at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards ceremony, held Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, California. The Irish rockers received the Top Boxscore award — which honors the highest-grossing single engagement by an artist — for their four-show stand last month at the Estadio do Morumbi in Sao Paolo,…

2018 Jeff Beck documentary “Still On the Run” getting Showtime premiere in December

2018 Jeff Beck documentary “Still On the Run” getting Showtime premiere in December

Courtesy of ShowtimeStill On the Run: The Jeff Beck Story, a documentary focusing on the life and music of British rock-guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck that was released as a home video last May, will premiere on Showtime on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. The film examines the influential musician’s innovative playing and long career,…

National News

St. Louis ballet dancer mysteriously found dead in lake in rural Missouri

St. Louis ballet dancer mysteriously found dead in lake in rural Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol(ST. LOUIS) — A St. Louis ballet dancer was mysteriously found dead in a rural Missouri lake after police spotted her car abandoned nearby, authorities said.The body of Raffaella Stroik, 23, was found Wednesday morning in Mark Twain Lake by a private pilot who was circling the area to help search for…

St. Louis ballet dancer vanishes, car found abandoned

St. Louis ballet dancer vanishes, car found abandoned

Missouri State Highway Patrol(ST. LOUIS) — Investigators are searching for a missing St. Louis ballet dancer after her car was mysteriously found abandoned in rural Missouri, authorities said.Raffaella Stroik, 23, was last seen Monday morning at a Whole Foods in Town and Country, just outside of St. Louis, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Tuesday.A…

Nor’easter to bring first snow of season to major Northeast cities

Nor’easter to bring first snow of season to major Northeast cities

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Cities along the East Coast are bracing for the first snowfall of the season this week.A storm is set to develop in the Gulf Coast Wednesday and track along the East Coast on Thursday and Friday, bringing rain, freezing rain, flooding, snow and sleet throughout the South and the Northeast.The storm…

Health News

USDA urged to name turkey brands linked to salmonella outbreak

USDA urged to name turkey brands linked to salmonella outbreak

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE (NEW YORK) — Public health and regulatory officials are under pressure to identify the turkey brands linked to the recent salmonella outbreak.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the outbreak started in November 2017. As of Nov. 5, 2018, 164 people in 35 states have been infected. Sixty-three people…

Officials investigating 252 possible cases of polio-like illness AFM

Officials investigating 252 possible cases of polio-like illness AFM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Officials are now investigating 252 cases of possible acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), including 90 confirmed cases in 27 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of cases under investigation by the CDC is up 33 from last week, and the number of confirmed cases rose by 10,…

Woman suffers brain damage after receiving plastic surgery in Mexico, family says

Woman suffers brain damage after receiving plastic surgery in Mexico, family says

iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — A woman who traveled to Mexico to receive plastic surgery suffered brain damage from the anesthesia used in the procedure, her family told ABC’s El Paso, Texas affiliate KVIA-TV.Dallas resident Laura Avila, 36, was supposed to go into surgery for a rhinoplasty on the morning of Oct. 30 in Juarez, Mexico,…