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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars into theaters this weekend

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars into theaters this weekend

Universal(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide Friday: * Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World takes place three years after the events of the first film, with Owen and Claire — played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, respectively, reprising their Jurassic World roles — scrambling to save the dinosaurs from…

“The Gray Area with Charlamagne Tha God” headed to HBO later this year

“The Gray Area with Charlamagne Tha God” headed to HBO later this year

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV(NEW YORK) — Media personality Charlamagne Tha God has inked a deal with HBO for a series of four interview specials, called The Gray Area with Charlamagne Tha God, it was announced on Wednesday. The series, “will provide a safe space for ‘unsafe’ people to curate their stories and control…

Peter Fonda apologizes for threatening Baron Trump with kidnapping

Peter Fonda apologizes for threatening Baron Trump with kidnapping

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Peter Fonda has apologized for a series of what he now calls “vulgar” tweets, one of which said, “…We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.”  Barron Trump is the 12-year-old son of President Trump and wife…

Music News

Paul McCartney takes a trip down memory (and Penny) lane in latest “Carpool Karaoke”

Paul McCartney takes a trip down memory (and Penny) lane in latest “Carpool Karaoke”

Craig Sugden/CBS The Late Late Show has gone full Beatlemania.  Closing out his week in London, James Corden gave music legend and former Beatles member Paul McCartney a ticket to ride with him for the latest “Carpool Karaoke,” with the two taking a trip down memory lane through McCartney’s Liverpool hometown Their first stop was on…

Mike Nesmith falls ill, forcing cancellation of remaining dates of his tour with fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz

Mike Nesmith falls ill, forcing cancellation of remaining dates of his tour with fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz

Michael Tullberg/Getty ImagesThe Monkees’ Mike Nesmith fell ill today prior to his and longtime band mate Micky Dolenz’s scheduled concert in the Philadelphia suburb of Glenside, Pennsylvania, and now the remaining dates of the duo’s tour have been postponed. According to a statement on The Monkees’ official Facebook page, Nesmith “had a minor health issue…

Listen to Stevie Nicks duet with LeAnn Rimes on new version of the pop-country singer’s tune “Borrowed”

Listen to Stevie Nicks duet with LeAnn Rimes on new version of the pop-country singer’s tune “Borrowed”

Kristin Burns; ABC/Mitch HaasethStevie Nicks has teamed up with LeAnn Rimes to record a duet version of the pop-country star’s 2013 tune “Borrowed,” which appears on LeAnn’s just-released Re-Imagined EP. Nicks, whom Rimes cites as a longtime influence, tells Rolling Stone that she chose “Borrowed” to record with LeAnn after seeing the younger singer perform…

Old friends: Paul Simon performs with musical idol Don Everly at Nashville concert

Old friends: Paul Simon performs with musical idol Don Everly at Nashville concert

Jessica Gilbert/Legacy Recordings; C Brandon/RedfernsPaul Simon’s Homeward Bound farewell tour stopped at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, and the show featured a rare appearance by one of the legendary singer/songwriter’s musical idols, The Everly Brothers’ Don Everly. The Tennessean reports that Simon duetted with the 81-year-old Everly on a rendition of the 1957 Everly Brothers…

National News

Man with gun tattoo on face arrested for gun possession

Man with gun tattoo on face arrested for gun possession

Greenville Police Department(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — A man in South Carolina with gun tattoo on his face has been arrested for illegally possessing a gun.Michael Vines, who is federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, allegedly tried tossing away a loaded .38-caliber revolver after a recent car accident and was spotted by firefighters responding to the scene,…

75 percent of Americans say immigration is a good thing: Gallup poll

75 percent of Americans say immigration is a good thing: Gallup poll

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three-quarters of Americans say immigration is a good thing, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.The number — 75 percent — is a “record-high” and includes majorities from all party groups, according to Gallup.The findings are based on a poll conduced between June 1 and June 13.Last year, 71 percent of those…

Koko the gorilla dies: ‘She taught me so much,’ trainer says

Koko the gorilla dies: ‘She taught me so much,’ trainer says

The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org(NEW YORK) — Koko, the western lowland gorilla who learned sign language and became a pop-culture phenomenon, has died at the age of 46, the group that cared for her announced Thursday.The Gorilla Foundation, headed by Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson, the animal psychologist who taught Koko sign language, announced that the famed super-simian…

‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead

‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead

KOMO-TV(OAKVILLE, Wash.) — The pistol-packing pastor who gunned down a man allegedly on a carjacking rampage that left three people shot in Tumwater, Washington, on Father’s Day, says he acted to “protect my family and others.”David George, a pastor at an Assembly of God Church in Oakville, Washington, and a paramedic for the town’s fire…

Health News

‘Dancing doctor’ accused of filming music videos during surgeries says she was being ‘safe,’ patients consented

‘Dancing doctor’ accused of filming music videos during surgeries says she was being ‘safe,’ patients consented

ABC News(ATLANTA) — A Georgia doctor, whose medical license was suspended after she was accused by patients of recording music videos during surgeries without their consent, says she was “safe” and the patients in her videos had agreed to participate.“The videos were pre-consented, staged, and done at a safe interval,” Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte told ABC…

There’s a new mosquito-borne virus in town, and you may have it

There’s a new mosquito-borne virus in town, and you may have it

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya? The list of viruses infecting humans through pesky mosquito bites continues to increase: Keystone virus has joined the ranks.What is Keystone virus? It’s from a family of viruses known as the Bunyaviridae group. These viruses have been associated with encephalitis,…

First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first person in Illinois this year to have contracted mosquito-borne West Nile virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.The woman, who is in her 60s, contracted the virus and become sick in mid-May, IDPH reported Wednesday. The agency is urging residents to be…

Threshold for harmful chemicals in drinking water lower than thought, study shows

Threshold for harmful chemicals in drinking water lower than thought, study shows

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A government study found that chemicals found in drinking water around the country could pose risks to human health at lower levels than the government currently recognizes, potentially opening the door for more states to begin cleaning up or regulating the chemical.The report released Wednesday by a branch of Health and Human…