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The next ‘The Bachelor’ star is — Peter Weber

The next ‘The Bachelor’ star is — Peter Weber

ABC/Ed Herrara(LOS ANGELES) — Peter Weber, the the 28-year-old airline pilot from Hannah Brown’s just-ended season of The Bachelorette, will be the next star of The Bachelor for the show’s 24th season. Host Chris Harrison made the announcement during Tuesday’s Bachelor in Paradise season finale. “It’s still hitting me right now, and I feel so grateful…

Danny McBride in formation for a reboot of ‘Hogan’s Heroes’

Danny McBride in formation for a reboot of ‘Hogan’s Heroes’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — The 1960s WWII comedy Hogan’s Heroes is getting the reboot treatment, Deadline is reporting. The sitcom, based in a prison camp, focused on a group of American POWs who constantly get the better of their German captors.  The reboot will turn the show into an, “action adventure comedy series” co-produced by…

Selena Gomez producing Netflix docu-series on immigration

Selena Gomez producing Netflix docu-series on immigration

ABC Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) — Selena Gomez has lined up another producing credit at Netflix. After producing 13 Reasons Why for the streaming service, the singer has announced she will be executive producing the new Netflix documentary series Living Undocumented. The project tackles the complex U.S. immigration system and follows eight undocumented families as…

Chris Rock prepping new essay collection ‘My First Black Boyfriend’

Chris Rock prepping new essay collection ‘My First Black Boyfriend’

Walt Disney Television/Yolanda Perez(NEW YORK) — The New York Times reports that Emmy-winning stand-up superstar Chris Rock is getting literary, penning a new essay collection. My First Black Boyfriend will chronicle Rock’s “experiences with race and relationships,” according to the Times, including “stories dating back to when he first began doing standup comedy in the…

Music News

The Doors’ Robby Krieger issues unreleased 1979 album by short-lived side project Red Shift

The Doors’ Robby Krieger issues unreleased 1979 album by short-lived side project Red Shift

Courtesy of Robby KriegerThe Doors’ Robby Krieger has released a new archival album featuring previously unreleased tracks recorded in 1979 by his short-lived group Red Shift. The seven-song collection, titled Red Shift, is available now as a digital download and via streaming services. In addition, a unique video has been created for each tune that…

Rock supergroup The Empty Hearts releasing second album in 2020; new single coming soon

Rock supergroup The Empty Hearts releasing second album in 2020; new single coming soon

Savoy Records/Concord Music GroupThe Empty Hearts, the supergroup that includes founding members of Blondie, The Cars and The Romantics, are preparing to release some new music. The band posted a message on its social media sites earlier this month, announcing that the ‘first single from our forthcoming second LP is only a few weeks from…

The Magpie Salute’s upcoming album, ‘High Water II,’ available for pre-order now

The Magpie Salute’s upcoming album, ‘High Water II,’ available for pre-order now

Eagle Rock EntertainmentBlack Crowes spinoff group The Magpie Salute’s upcoming sophomore studio album, High Water II, due out October 18, can be pre-ordered now. The record is available on CD, as a vinyl two-LP set and digitally. Special bundles packaging the CD and vinyl discs with merch like a Magpie Salute beer koozie, turntable mat,…

Paul Simon to receive Great Americans Medal from D.C.’s National Museum of American History

Paul Simon to receive Great Americans Medal from D.C.’s National Museum of American History

Photo by Frank Ockenfels IIIPaul Simon will be presented with the prestigious Great Americans Medal by The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 18. The legendary singer/songwriter will receive the honor at the museum as part of the Great Americans Award Program event, which will also feature a conversation…

National News

Flash flooding strikes Texas, while Hurricane Humberto moves away from US

Flash flooding strikes Texas, while Hurricane Humberto moves away from US

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Imelda made landfall Tuesday in Freeport, Texas, as a minimal tropical storm with winds of 40 mph.No longer a tropical storm as of Wednesday, the system is just a heavy rainmaker — call it remnants of Imelda.The highest rainfall total so far was in Turkey Creek, Texas, just southeast of Houston,…

Officer seen striking 17-year-old student on video charged with battery

Officer seen striking 17-year-old student on video charged with battery

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept.(INDIANAPOLIS) — An Indiana police officer who can be seen striking a 17-year-old student in the face on video has been charged in the incident and accused of lying about what went down, officials said.Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Robert Lawson was charged Monday with battery after allegedly hitting the teenager “without…

Sheriff plotted to kill deputy over recording of ‘racially insensitive’ comments: DA

Sheriff plotted to kill deputy over recording of ‘racially insensitive’ comments: DA

Granville County(DURHAM, N.C.) — Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins was indicted Monday after allegedly discussing killing a former deputy who he believed possessed an audio recording of him using “racially insensitive language.”A grand jury indicted Wilkins on two felony counts of obstruction of justice for advising and failing to arrest a man with whom he…

Grizzly bear attacks three hunters in separate incidents in Montana

Grizzly bear attacks three hunters in separate incidents in Montana

AntonioGuillem/iStock(DILLON, Mont.) — Wildlife officials in Montana are trying to determine whether the same grizzly bear is responsible for attacking three different people in two separate incidents. The first attack occurred south of Cottonwood Creek at the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Dillon around 7:30 a.m. Monday, when the bear charged at two adult hunters, according…

Health News

Bakers beware: General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour over E. coli fears

Bakers beware: General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour over E. coli fears

A&J Fotos/iStock(NEW YORK) — Bakers beware.General Mills issued a voluntary recall of Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour this week over fears that it may be contaminated with E. coli.The food and beverage giant said the recall applies to 5-pound bags with a “better if used by” date of Sept. 6, 2020.There were no reports of…

Mom’s candid post about ‘painful’ postpartum is as real as it gets

Mom’s candid post about ‘painful’ postpartum is as real as it gets

Adene Sanchez/iStock(NEW YORK) — Those first few photos after the birth of a child are usually beautiful: Mom and baby’s first meeting, a shot with dad and baby’s siblings.But the story behind the smiling photos is sometimes not so picture perfect. One mom’s Instagram post about the pain she experienced postpartum is as real as…

Many women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens, new study finds

Many women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens, new study finds

Boyloso/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the #MeToo era continues to unfold, a new study shows how often the first sexual experience for women is forced or coerced.One in 16 women reported experiencing forced sexual initiation, usually in their teen years and usually with someone a few years older, according to research published Monday in the Journal…