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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ coming back January 19 on HBO; actress Maggie Wheeler called working on ‘Curb’ a “great privilege”

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ coming back January 19 on HBO; actress Maggie Wheeler called working on ‘Curb’ a “great privilege”

HBO/John P. Johnson(NEW YORK) — HBO has announced that Emmy winner Larry David is returning as, well, Larry David on HBO’s acclaimed comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm, starting Sunday, January 19 at 10:30 p.m. Like David’s series Seinfeld before it, Curb has mined comedy gold from the banal, from “thank yous” to misbehaved dogs and mishandled grape juice, and the new season promises…

Kevin Hart reflects on his “hell of a year” in emotional Instagram post

Kevin Hart reflects on his “hell of a year” in emotional Instagram post

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) Hours after cementing his hand prints and footprints in front of the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California Tuesday night, actor Kevin Hart reflected on his year in an emotional Instagram post. Writing that “words can’t explain my emotion right now,” Hart shared that 2019 has been “a…

‘Bombshell’, ‘Marriage Story’ top Screen Actors Guild nominations

‘Bombshell’, ‘Marriage Story’ top Screen Actors Guild nominations

Photo credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle SMPSP(NEW YORK) — The Fox News sex harassment battle movie Bombshell, with four nominations, leads the pack of potential winners for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Also with four nominations are The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, each of which was also recognized for their…

Music News

Elton John recalls the best advice he ever got was to start small and “build up”

Elton John recalls the best advice he ever got was to start small and “build up”

Ben Gibson, © HST Global Limited/ Courtesy of Rocket EntertainmentElton John is always willing to advise young, up-and-coming artists like Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi.  But back when he was first starting out, he received some very valuable advice that’s served him well throughout his career. As part of Spotify’s video series “The Best Advice…

2020 Peach Music Festival lineup features members of The Police & Talking Heads, Allman Brothers alums

2020 Peach Music Festival lineup features members of The Police & Talking Heads, Allman Brothers alums

Courtesy of The Peach Music FestivalThe lineup for the 2020 edition of the Allman Brothers Band-founded Peach Music Festival has been revealed: Headlining the event will be the supergroup Oysterhead, which features Police drummer Stewart Copeland, Phish singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio and Primus singer/bassist Les Claypool. Not surprisingly, the bill also includes a couple of Allman…

Anonymous billionaire who bought Olivia Newton-John’s Grease leather jacket returns it to her

Anonymous billionaire who bought Olivia Newton-John’s Grease leather jacket returns it to her

Credit: Michelle DayThe anonymous billionaire who won the auction for Olivia Newton-John’s iconic leather jacket from Grease had a plan when he placed the winning bid. The mysterious buyer, who is a physician and media tech entrepreneur, not only returned it to her, but also made a hefty donation to her cancer charity. According to Julien’s Auctions,…

National News

Video shows deadly attack on Jewish deli in New Jersey was ‘targeted’: Officials

Video shows deadly attack on Jewish deli in New Jersey was ‘targeted’: Officials

kali9/iStock(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) —   Security video confirms that a police shootout in Jersey City, New Jersey, with a pair of rifle-wielding suspects who allegedly killed a detective and three others was part of a rapid series of crimes, including a deliberate attack on a Jewish deli, authorities said.Rabbi David Niederman, president of the United Jewish…

Texas police sergeant killed when suspect strikes her with vehicle

Texas police sergeant killed when suspect strikes her with vehicle

KTRK-TV(NASSAU BAY, Texas) —  The mayor of Nassau Bay, Texas, is calling it a “nightmare scenario” after a police sergeant was killed Tuesday night when a suspect she was trying to arrest struck her with his vehicle.Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was one of several officers performing a traffic stop on a vehicle at an apartment complex…

FAA chief tells lawmakers aircraft certification system ‘is not broken,’ despite Boeing 737 Max crashes

FAA chief tells lawmakers aircraft certification system ‘is not broken,’ despite Boeing 737 Max crashes

iStock(WASHINGTON) — Administrator Stephen Dickson, head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pushing back against the notion that the 737 Max crashes reveal that something is broken with the aircraft certification process.Dickson’s comments came during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on Wednesday, focused on whether there was proper oversight by the FAA…

Teacher on leave after assignment asking students to ‘set your price for a slave’

Teacher on leave after assignment asking students to ‘set your price for a slave’

iStock(OAKVILLE, Mo.) — A Missouri teacher was placed on paid administrative leave after asking students to put a price on slaves for a school social studies assignment, a spokesperson for the school said.The assignment was handed out to fifth grade students at Blades Elementary School in Oakville in an effort to teach them about the…

Health News

Amid impeachment, House Democrats push measure to lower the cost of prescription drugs

Amid impeachment, House Democrats push measure to lower the cost of prescription drugs

iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that later in the day the House would debate and then vote Thursday on a bill that she said would reduce prescription drug costs, the latest example of Democrats drawing attention to their legislative efforts while they pursue impeachment.”I have seen grown men cry about how they…

Intermittent fasting is Google’s most-searched diet of 2019: Is it right for you?

Intermittent fasting is Google’s most-searched diet of 2019: Is it right for you?

iStock(NEW YORK) — Intermittent fasting — eating only during a certain period of time — has become a buzzy wellness trend, pushing it into the top spot as the most searched diet of 2019, according to Google.The idea of fasting is, of course, thousands of years old but intermittent fasting, or IF, has captured the…

Clinics where majority of women get abortions are rapidly closing: Report

Clinics where majority of women get abortions are rapidly closing: Report

Casimiro/iStock(NEW YORK) — The majority of women who seek abortions each year do so at independent abortion clinics, which are closing at a precarious rate, according to a new report.The number of independent clinics fell 32% in recent years, from 510 clinics in 2012 to only 344 as of November, according to a report published…

Vegan influencer called out for saying carnivore diet left her feeling healthier

Vegan influencer called out for saying carnivore diet left her feeling healthier

magnetcreative/iStock(NEW YORK) — Alyse Parker shares messages of self-love and empowerment with YouTube videos about her lifestyle from diet and exercise to home tours.But now, the YouTuber with over 700,000 subscribers and thousands of Instagram followers has ruffled some feathers — especially among her largely vegan following.After four-and-a-half years of being vegan, Parker shared a…