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Academy Award-winning film ‘Moonlight’ is coming to Netflix in May

Academy Award-winning film ‘Moonlight’ is coming to Netflix in May

Photo by David Bornfriend, courtesy of A24(LOS ANGELES) — Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning film Moonlight is headed to Netflix next month. The streaming platform’s Strong Black Lead account shared the news in a Tweet, adding a GIF from the movie, in which Mahershala Ali’s character, Juan, swims towards young Chiron. “It brings me great pleasure…

Lee Daniels says he’s not here to “judge” Jussie Smollett: “I can only support him and give him compassion”

Lee Daniels says he’s not here to “judge” Jussie Smollett: “I can only support him and give him compassion”

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(LOS ANGELES) — Empire creator Lee Daniels says he’s standing behind Jussie Smollett, who’s still under immense scrutiny following the controversy over what police called a hate crime hoax. In an interview with Extra, Daniels says that Jussie’s Empire family is working to process the scandal, which rocked not just the nation, but the…

Study says watching ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Ant-Man’ can reduce phobias of insects

Study says watching ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Ant-Man’ can reduce phobias of insects

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” – 2018 Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — If you can’t stand the sight of creepy-crawlies, this could be a job for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. That’s at least what scientists at Bar-Ilan and Ariel Universities in Israel have discovered. Specifically, they discovered that exposing the arachnophobic, and myrmecophobic — the latter, people…

Music News

John Fogerty to perform at site of original Woodstock festival on August 18

John Fogerty to perform at site of original Woodstock festival on August 18

Courtesy of Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsJohn Fogerty was already confirmed to perform at the Woodstock 50 concert on August 16, and now the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman has signed on to celebrate the 1969 festival’s 50th anniversary at a second event. Fogerty will play a headlining show on August 18 at Bethel Woods…

Madonna romances Maluma in seductive “Medellín” video

Madonna romances Maluma in seductive “Medellín” video

Andy Lecompte @andylecompteMadonna debuted the music video for her new single “Medellín” featuring Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma on Wednesday, during a live broadcast on MTV. The clip begins with Madonna’s whispering voiceover explaining how she became “Madame X,” the eye patch-wearing cha-cha instructor you see in the video.  Her past included being “kidnapped, tortured and…

Toto joins lineup of Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful festival

Toto joins lineup of Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful festival

Credit: Heather PorcaroToto is among the many acts that will play the 2019 Life Is Beautiful festival, will be held September 20-22 in downtown Las Vegas. The event is the first confirmed North American concert appearance of the year for the veteran pop-rock act, which will launch a European tour on June 13 in London.…

Paul McCartney to release expanded “Explorer’s Edition” of latest album, “Egypt Station,” in May

Paul McCartney to release expanded “Explorer’s Edition” of latest album, “Egypt Station,” in May

Capitol Records/UMePaul McCartney will treat fans to an expanded version of his chart-topping 2018 studio album, Egypt Station.  Dubbed the “Explorer’s Edition,” it’ll arrive in stores on May 17. The deluxe release will feature the original Egypt Station album and a bonus disc offering extra studio recordings, including an extended version of “Who Cares” and…

National News

Police find body of missing 5-year-old Andrew ‘AJ’ Freund; charge parents with murder

Police find body of missing 5-year-old Andrew ‘AJ’ Freund; charge parents with murder

Fedorovekb/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) — Missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund is believed to be found dead, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday.Both of AJ’s parents gave information that led to a body believed to be the little boy. The body was buried in a shallow grave, wrapped…

Missing 5-year-old AJ Freund believed to be found dead in shallow grave, parents arrested

Missing 5-year-old AJ Freund believed to be found dead in shallow grave, parents arrested

Fedorovekb/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) — Missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund is believed to be found dead, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday.Both of AJ’s parents gave information that led to a body believed to be the little boy. The body was buried in a shallow grave, wrapped…

17 students from an Ohio high school earn perfect ACT scores

17 students from an Ohio high school earn perfect ACT scores

Cincinnati Public Schools(CINCINNATI) — A perfect score on a standardized test is an accomplishment worth celebrating.Walnut Hills High School in Ohio found 17 reasons to celebrate.Cincinnati Public Schools announced in a press release that 17 students from the school achieved a perfect score of 36 on the American College Testing, better known as the ACT,…

Health News

CDC confirms case of blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ confirmed in Delaware

CDC confirms case of blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ confirmed in Delaware

CDC(WASHINGTON) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a 2018 case in which a blood-sucking insect known as a “kissing bug” bit a child in the face.In July 2018, the family requested help from the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Department of Agriculture to identify an insect that had…

WHO: Children under 5 should get no more than 1 hour a day of screen time

WHO: Children under 5 should get no more than 1 hour a day of screen time

iStock(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on the importance of physical activity and adequate sleep for young children, which includes recommendations on how little screen time they should get.One of the most striking suggestions that a WHO panel of experts suggested is that children under the age of 5…

Walgreens raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walgreens raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) — Walgreens has risen the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 years old after it received criticism from the FDA earlier this year for selling tobacco products to minors.The policy will be implemented chain-wide starting Sept. 1, the drug store company announced Tuesday in a press release, calling the change “the most…

‘Fertility warriors’: How one family’s IVF journey led to embryo adoption

‘Fertility warriors’: How one family’s IVF journey led to embryo adoption

The dKol la femme Project(NEW YORK) — Nearly one out of every eight couples in the U.S. are affected by infertility. For National Infertility Awareness Week, “GMA” is spotlighting infertility stories to help demystify and destigmatize all paths to parenthood.Kerri Morgan, 35, and her husband Chris Morgan, 38, always knew they wanted to have a…