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Bette Midler to perform nominated “Mary Poppins Returns” song at Oscars

Bette Midler to perform nominated “Mary Poppins Returns” song at Oscars

Steve Granitz/WireImage(HOLLYWOOD) — The “special surprise guest” who will be performing the nominated song from Mary Poppins Returns at the Academy Awards is none other than Bette Midler. The entertainment legend tweeted the news on Saturday, writing, “So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that’s singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24…the…

The truth is out there: David Duchovny takes his music overseas

The truth is out there: David Duchovny takes his music overseas

Photo: Sean Mcglynn(NEW YORK) — X-Files actor, director, and author David Duchovny recently released his second album, Every Third Thought, and is currently on tour overseas in support of it. After dates in the States, he and his band played Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest, and Vienna last week. Duchovny plays Poland tonight, followed by…

What’s the sitch? Kim Possible returns in live-action Disney Channel movie tonight

What’s the sitch? Kim Possible returns in live-action Disney Channel movie tonight

(L-R) Sadie Stanley, Sean Giambrone — Disney Channel/Jeff Weddell (LOS ANGELES) — Call me, beep me, if ya wanna reach me: Kim Possible is back! The beloved Disney animated series is getting the live action treatment with a brand new movie premiering tonight on the Disney Channel. Newcomer Sadie Stanley steps into the role of…

The future is now: filmmakers made the world of ‘Alita’ real

The future is now: filmmakers made the world of ‘Alita’ real

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) — The new sci-fi movie Alita: Battle Angel takes place in the year 2563 — indeed, the opening shot cheekily transforms the familiar 20th Century Fox logo into 26th Century Fox — but director Robert Rodriguez kept it real. That is to say, even though the movie takes place in…

Music News

Bette Midler to perform nominated “Mary Poppins Returns” song at Oscars

Bette Midler to perform nominated “Mary Poppins Returns” song at Oscars

Steve Granitz/WireImageThe “special surprise guest” who will be performing the nominated song from Mary Poppins Returns at the Academy Awards is none other than Bette Midler. The entertainment legend tweeted the news on Saturday, writing, “So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that’s singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24…the nominated song…

Bob Weir, Chris Robinson among many artists confirmed to play 2019 Lockn’ Festival

Bob Weir, Chris Robinson among many artists confirmed to play 2019 Lockn’ Festival

Courtesy of Lockn’ FestivalThe initial lineup of the 2019 Lockn’ Festival has been revealed, and among the artists confirmed to perform at the jam-heavy extravaganza are The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Phish’s Trey Anastasio and ex-Allman Brothers Band members Derek Trucks and Oteil Burbridge. The event is scheduled from August 22 to…

The Doors’ Robby Krieger contributes new guitar solo to remix of 1978 Ray Manzarek song

The Doors’ Robby Krieger contributes new guitar solo to remix of 1978 Ray Manzarek song

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThe Doors’ Robby Krieger has contributed a new slide-guitar solo to a fresh remix of “America,” a 1978 song by late keyboardist Ray Manzarek’s short-lived post-Doors band Nite City. The track is one of four remixes of “America” that were released digitally and via streaming services this past Tuesday, February 12, in honor…

National News

Powerful storm takes aim this week as major flooding threat grows

Powerful storm takes aim this week as major flooding threat grows

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The latest winter storm tracked from the Midwest to the Northeast overnight, delivering snow from the Plains into New England.Des Moines, Iowa, saw 8 to 10 inches of snow on Sunday, as Wisconsin, northern Illinois and parts of Michigan each saw a few inches, creating low visibility and hazardous traveling conditions.Mixed…

This grassroots program hopes to end starvation by redirecting waste

This grassroots program hopes to end starvation by redirecting waste

Courtesy LaRayia Gaston(LOS ANGELES) — LaRayia Gaston is on a mission to help end starvation in the homeless community through her Los Angeles-based nonprofit, Lunch On Me, which she launched in 2017. Still a grassroots effort, Gaston and her team of volunteers distribute meals six days a week by redistributing food from local grocery stores…

Mountain lion rescued from 50 feet above home in Southern California

Mountain lion rescued from 50 feet above home in Southern California

California Department of Fish and Wildlife(HESPERIA, Calif.) — Firefighters helped rescue a large mountain lion from a tree outside a home in Southern California over the weekend, authorities said.The homeowner spotted the wild cat on Saturday afternoon while doing yard work around the residence in Hesperia, a city in the Mojave Desert near the San…

Brothers tell police ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett paid them to orchestrate and stage attack: Source

Brothers tell police ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett paid them to orchestrate and stage attack: Source

Theo Wargo/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago told authorities that the “Empire” actor allegedly paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the crime, sources told ABC News Sunday. Detectives are trying to corroborate the account of Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo,…

Health News

Mom ‘fights’ her way to good health, losing 160 pounds

Mom ‘fights’ her way to good health, losing 160 pounds

Courtesy Angie Phillips(NEW YORK) — After an embarrassing incident at an amusement park, Angie Phillips knew it was time for a change.”My husband, who is a big guy at 6 feet and 300 pounds, told me, ‘If I can fit you can fit,'” she told ABC News’ Good Morning America.But at 376 pounds, Phillips couldn’t…

5 ways to protect yourself from heart disease during American Heart Month

5 ways to protect yourself from heart disease during American Heart Month

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s American Heart Month, meaning it’s the perfect time to for a refresher on heart disease and how to prevent it.Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with 800,000 people dying each year from it. Nearly half of all Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease, according…

Medical emergency sparks panic, fear of shooter at ‘Hamilton’ show in San Francisco

Medical emergency sparks panic, fear of shooter at ‘Hamilton’ show in San Francisco

KGO(SAN FRANCISCO) — A medical emergency sparked panic and fears of an active shooter situation at a performance of “Hamilton” in San Francisco Friday night.The incident happened at the SHN Orpheum Theatre when a woman suffered a medical emergency at about 10 p.m. San Francisco police said the woman collapsed at the same time as…