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‘The Good Doctor’ star Freddie Highmore says writing the season-two premiere was “a huge honor”

‘The Good Doctor’ star Freddie Highmore says writing the season-two premiere was “a huge honor”

ABC/Eike Schroter(NEW YORK) — When The Good Doctor returns to ABC tonight, British actor Freddie Highmore will be pulling double duty. He not only stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy, but he wrote the season two premiere episode as well. “Hopefully, people won’t be able to tell,” Highmore tells ABC Radio. “I guess that’s the thing…

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing to continue Tuesday

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing to continue Tuesday

Mark Makela/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, PA) — A sentencing hearing for Bill Cosby will continue for a second day Tuesday at the Montgomery County Court in Norristown, PA.The hearing began Monday with the defense and prosecution presenting their arguments for sentencing, following Cosby’s April conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting…

Will Packer explains the hold up with his forthcoming ‘Girls Trip’ sequel

Will Packer explains the hold up with his forthcoming ‘Girls Trip’ sequel

ABC Radio(NEW YORK) — Ahead of the premiere of his upcoming comedy Night School, starring Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip producer Will Packer is updating fans on the status of Girls Trip 2, the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s summer blockbuster. Packer tells ABC Radio that the film is indeed in the works, but there’s a…

Ricky Gervais talks working with brutally honest kids on ABC’s ‘Child Support’

Ricky Gervais talks working with brutally honest kids on ABC’s ‘Child Support’

ABC/Eric Liebowitz(NEW YORK) — Ricky Gervais stopped by Good Morning America Monday to chat about his game show Child Support, his Netflix stand-up special and whether or not he’d ever host the Golden Globes again. In Child Support, which kicks off its second season on ABC October 5, Gervais wrangles a group of kids to see…

Music News

ZZ Top returning to Las Vegas for new residency in 2019

ZZ Top returning to Las Vegas for new residency in 2019

Credit: Steve RoseZZ Top recently wrapped up a U.S. summer tour, and frontman Billy Gibbons is preparing to launch a North American solo trek in October, but the Texas trio has just announced plans to hit the stage together again next year in Las Vegas. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have lined up…

Gloria & Emilio Estefan to receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Gloria & Emilio Estefan to receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Courtesy Crescent Moon, Estefan Enterprises Inc.Gloria Estefan has received Grammys, the Kennedy Center Honors, Billboard Awards, an MTV VMA and dozens of other honors.  But she’s going to have to clear a space on her mantle yet again: She and her husband Emilio are the next recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for…

Is Cher trying to start beef with Madonna again?

Is Cher trying to start beef with Madonna again?

Kevin Mazur/WireImageDid Cher just reignite her old Madonna feud? With one seemingly shady dig at the Queen of Pop, Cher got rumors flowing again. During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, she was asked during a game called “5 Second Rule” to name three celebrities she’d want to duet with. “Oh! Adele, Pink…

Watch the video for Mark Knopfler’s new single, “Good On You Son”

Credit: Derek HudsonFounding Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has premiered an official video for his new song, “Good On You Son,” the first single from his upcoming studio album, Down the Road Wherever. You can watch the clip now at Knopfler’s official YouTube channel. The video begins and ends with scenes of Mark riding a…

National News

Woman Cosby convicted of sexually assaulting wants ‘justice as the court sees fit’

Woman Cosby convicted of sexually assaulting wants ‘justice as the court sees fit’

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) — A sentencing hearing for comedian Bill Cosby began Monday as women who said he drugged and physically took advantage of them, including one whom he was convicted of sexually assaulting, filled a Pennsylvania courtroom to watch the first major-celebrity punishment in the #MeToo era.Andrea Constand, the primary accuser who testified…

Chicago-area priest removed from church after burning LGBTQ banner

Chicago-area priest removed from church after burning LGBTQ banner

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago-area priest, who has sparked nationwide outrage after burning an LGBTQ banner that once hung in the church, has been removed from the parish, the Archdiocese of Chicago confirms.Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago, removed Rev. Paul Kalchik from the Resurrection Catholic Church in a letter that was read to parishioners during…

Man charged with cold-case murder of jogger Melissa Millan after confessing in church

Man charged with cold-case murder of jogger Melissa Millan after confessing in church

Simsbury Police Dept.(SIMSBURY, Conn.) — Nearly four years ago, Melissa Millan, a mother of two, was brutally murdered in Connecticut while she was out on a jog.The crime went unsolved until last week, when a registered sex offender, William Leverett, walked into a church, Open Gate Ministries in Windsor Locks, and confessed.”We were stunned,” the…

After 6-year-old boy vanishes in park, FBI tapes his parents’ voices and plays recording in area in hopes of finding him

After 6-year-old boy vanishes in park, FBI tapes his parents’ voices and plays recording in area in hopes of finding him

Gastonia Police Department(GASTONIA, N.C.) — A massive search effort is underway in Gastonia, North Carolina, where a 6-year-old boy with autism vanished over the weekend after going to a local park with his father.As the search continues for Maddox Ritch, who was last seen Saturday at Rankin Lake Park, authorities recorded messages from Maddox’s parents…

Health News

9-year-old boy who had leukemia surprised with meeting bone marrow donor who saved him

9-year-old boy who had leukemia surprised with meeting bone marrow donor who saved him

Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancer(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — In a heartwarming reunion, a 9-year-old celebrating his cancer remission has met the man who saved him.On Saturday, Johnny Sawyer Dyer, who goes by Sawyer, finally came face to face with his bone marrow donor Kevin Schwarrzel, 29.”We were so thankful for him doing this for Sawyer,”…

Couple marries after meeting as kids undergoing cancer treatment

Couple marries after meeting as kids undergoing cancer treatment

ABC News(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A couple tied the knot this month at the Memphis hospital where they met as children undergoing cancer treatment.”It was a perfect moment where all of these things came together,” Lindsey Alsup told ABC Memphis affiliate WATN-TV. “We were able to see how life had led us down this path.”Joel and…

The reason humans hate wasps and love bees: Study

The reason humans hate wasps and love bees: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — To humans, wasps are not as popular or as well-liked as bees, according to a new study from the University College London that was published in the Ecological Entomology.“Culturally, we are brought up to hate or fear wasps; this is likely to influence the likelihood of scientists choosing to study wasps, as opposed…