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Will Smith on his debut as a stand-up comedian: “I AM HOOKED”

Will Smith on his debut as a stand-up comedian: “I AM HOOKED”

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Will Smith took his first crack at stand-up comedy this week and he loved it. In an Instagram post on Thursday night, Smith shared a series of photos from his comedy debut. “I did Stand Up last night… FIRST TIME EVER!,” he wrote. “I opened for Dave Chappelle. I AM HOOKED.” According to Variety, Smith made his…

‘Thor’ co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson “make it look good” in sneak peek of ‘Men in Black’ reboot

‘Thor’ co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson “make it look good” in sneak peek of ‘Men in Black’ reboot

ABC/Radhika Chalasani(LONDON) — Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are front and center in a black-and-white, on-set social media snap that gives fans their first look at them in the as-yet-untitled reboot of the Men in Black franchise, which will be based in the U.K. The pair can be seen on Hemsworth’s Insta, wearing most of their get-ups as members of the super-secret alien…

Round 3 – ‘Daredevil’ returns October 19

Round 3 – ‘Daredevil’ returns October 19

David Lee/Netflix(NEW YORK) — The third season of the acclaimed Netflix Marvel series Daredevil will hit the streaming service October 19. In a promo revealing the return, Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock — blind lawyer for the oppressed by day, masked vigilante by night — has fallen from the light spiritually. Bloodied and  partially in shadow,…

Run, Forrest! Run! Michael Moore thinks Tom Hanks should be the next president

Run, Forrest! Run! Michael Moore thinks Tom Hanks should be the next president

ABC(NEW YORK) — Filmmaker Michael Moore wants to tap a Hollywood legend for a White House run: Tom Hanks.”When [people] say people don’t love Trump,” Moore tells ABC’s Peter Travers, “I [say] you clearly have never watched ‘The Apprentice! People loved that show. [Trump] was a beloved figure! Why don’t we [Democrats] run beloved figures?”When…

Music News

Earth, Wind & Fire celebrates 40th anniversary of “the 21st night of “September”: “It’s our Mardi Gras”

Earth, Wind & Fire celebrates 40th anniversary of “the 21st night of “September”: “It’s our Mardi Gras”

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesSeptember 21 is always a celebration for Earth, Wind & Fire fans, but this year, it’s even more special.  That’s because this year marks the 40th anniversary of their gold-certified #1 single “September, which begins with the unforgettable line, “Do you remember/The 21st night of September?” Group co-founder Verdine White told TMZ that September 21 is always special for the…

Dickey Betts’ brain surgery a success, says family

Dickey Betts’ brain surgery a success, says family

TKO/Eric GettlerDickey Betts’ brain surgery was successful. An update published on Betts’ website says, “Dickey Betts and his family want everyone to know that his surgery was a success. The outpouring of support from all over the world has been overwhelming and amazing. We are so appreciative. Thank you all so much for your wonderful…

Bee Gees to release “Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits” on double vinyl

Bee Gees to release “Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits” on double vinyl

UMeThe Bee Gees will giving their Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits collection the vinyl treatment. Already available on CD and digital, the group will add double gatefold vinyl to the format options. The 21 tracks are formatted in chronological order, from 1966’s “Spicks and Specks” to the 1987 hit “You Win Again.”  Their eight biggest…

National News

Friends, family gather for memorial service for slain jogger Wendy Martinez

Friends, family gather for memorial service for slain jogger Wendy Martinez

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Friends and family gathered on Saturday to remember Wendy Martinez, the woman who was stabbed to death in Washington, D.C., while out for a jog in an apparently random attack.The service was held at the Miracle Theatre, just a mile from the U.S. Capitol Building.Martinez, 35, was stabbed Tuesday night in what police…

Heavy rain stretches from mid-Atlantic to Southern Plains

Heavy rain stretches from mid-Atlantic to Southern Plains

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Heavy rain stretches from eastern Texas all the way to New Jersey early Sunday as moisture interacts with a stationary front lingering in the southern U.S.Heavy rain dropped nearly 5 inches of rain in western Virginia and eastern West Virginia overnight, causing numerous reports of flash flooding in the region.Flood alerts are…

Indiana bus driver arrested for allowing students to drive bus

Indiana bus driver arrested for allowing students to drive bus

iStock/Thinkstock(VALPARAISO, Ind.) — A school bus driver in Indiana is under arrest after students filmed her allowing kids to drive the bus.Joandrea Dehaven McAtee, 27, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony neglect of a dependent. A person can be charged with neglect of a dependent if a decision “places the dependent in a…

Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis police are searching for a burglar suspected of stealing items from inside a home and using a Bird electric scooter to leave the scene of the crime.Michael Leppert said he was getting ready at home on Tuesday morning when he heard what sounded like footsteps coming from the first floor. He yelled…

Health News

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…

Humans hate wasps and love bees: Study

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…