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Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union and more sing, dance in Women’s History Month challenge

Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union and more sing, dance in Women’s History Month challenge

ABC/Kevin Mazur(LOS ANGELES) — Halle Berry and Gabrielle Union are two of the women who have answered the call from Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter to participate in a fun, empowering challenge for Women’s History Month. It all started when Carter challenged a group of industry peers — including Berry, Union, Angela Basset, Tasha Smith, Luptia Nyong’o and June Ambrose — to “show the world when women unite anything is possible”…

Relationships — good and bad — ring true in ‘Gloria Bell’, says co-star John Turturro

Relationships — good and bad — ring true in ‘Gloria Bell’, says co-star John Turturro

Hilary Bronwyn Gayle, courtesy of A24(NEW YORK) — Emmy-winner John Turturro and Oscar-winner Julianne Moore can be seen in theaters this weekend in Gloria Bell, a romantic dramedy remake of the 2013 Spanish-language film, Gloria. Moore plays the film’s title role, a free-spirited divorcée who sheds her buttoned-up at-work persona once she hits the dance…

“Get off my lawn!” Mark Hamill jabs “moping” Luke Skywalker, says “life’s too short” to argue about ‘Last Jedi’ any more

“Get off my lawn!” Mark Hamill jabs “moping” Luke Skywalker, says “life’s too short” to argue about ‘Last Jedi’ any more

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Star Wars fans know that Mark Hamill has been back and forth about director Rian Johnson’s portrayal of  Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but the actor’s upcoming run on the show Knightfall might reignite the debate. At first, Hamill was vocal that the idealistic moisture farmboy-turned-Jedi Knight and…

“Get off my lawn!” Mark Hamill jabs “moping” Luke Skywalker, says “life’s too short” to argue about ‘Last Jedi’ anymore

“Get off my lawn!” Mark Hamill jabs “moping” Luke Skywalker, says “life’s too short” to argue about ‘Last Jedi’ anymore

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Star Wars fans know that Mark Hamill has been back and forth about director Rian Johnson’s portrayal of  Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but the actor’s upcoming run on the show Knightfall might reignite the debate. At first, Hamill was vocal that the idealistic moisture farmboy-turned-Jedi Knight and…

Music News

Vans to release collection of David Bowie-inspired sneakers soon

Vans to release collection of David Bowie-inspired sneakers soon

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesVans recently partnered with Led Zeppelin for a limited-edition line of shoes and apparel, and now the footwear company has announced plans to release a series David Bowie-inspired sneakers soon. While no official announcement has been made, Footwear.com reports that the Vans x Bowie collection will include four different shoes with designs…

Madonna unveils “Like a Prayer” 30th anniversary merchandise

Madonna unveils “Like a Prayer” 30th anniversary merchandise

Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCIn honor of Madonna’s Like a Prayer album turning 30 on Thursday, fans can now sport new 30th anniversary merch. Madonna’s official store now includes several Like a Prayer t-shirts, a pillow, rosary beads and tote bag. One of the t-shirts features “Saint Madonna” in a stained-glass window, while another features…

Watch new video for Steve Perry’s solo song “We’re Still Here”

Watch new video for Steve Perry’s solo song “We’re Still Here”

Credit: Myriam SantosEx-Journey singer Steve Perry has debuted a video for his new song “We’re Still Here,” from his 2018 comeback solo album, Traces. While Perry already has released a series of in-studio performance videos for several Traces songs, including for “We’re Still Here,” the new clip is being labeled as his first official promo…

National News

Mother’s beau named as a suspect in missing 8-month-old baby: Police

Mother’s beau named as a suspect in missing 8-month-old baby: Police

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department(INDIANAPOLIS) — A week after an 8-month-old baby was reported missing in Indianapolis, her mother’s boyfriend was named as a suspect in the newly classified “homicide investigation,” police announced on Saturday. Robert Lyons was last seen with Amiah Robertson on March 9 near Rockville Road and South Mickley Avenue. But, Amiah Robertson’s…

Powerball jackpot inches toward a billion with $625 million prize Saturday

Powerball jackpot inches toward a billion with $625 million prize Saturday

iStock/LPETTET(NEW YORK) —  This weekend’s Powerball jackpot is inching toward $1 billion. There was no winner in Wednesday’s drawing so the prize is now $625 million or, for those who want the one-time cash payment, $380.6 million. The unclaimed winning numbers for Wednesday night were 10-14-50-53-63 with a Powerball of 21. The game’s drawings are…

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot to death in ‘devastating incident’: Officials

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot to death in ‘devastating incident’: Officials

ABC News (CHICAGO) —  A Chicago police officer who had just finished his shift was shot and killed early Saturday in an apparently random attack, officials said. Officer John Rivera, 23, and another victim were ambushed and shot about 3:30 a.m. local time while sitting in a vehicle in the Downtown section of the city,…

River flooding continues in Midwest with more rain heading toward region

River flooding continues in Midwest with more rain heading toward region

ABC News(KANSAS CITY, Missouri) — The Missouri River and Mississippi River continue to wreak havoc on parts of the Plains and Midwest as record river flooding continues to pose a threat to communities.Parts of the Missouri River near St. Joseph, Missouri; Atchison, Kansas; Leavenworth, Kansas; and Parkville, Missouri, are seeing river flooding currently at –…

Health News

Kentucky governor’s comments about vaccines adding to misinformation, experts warn

Kentucky governor’s comments about vaccines adding to misinformation, experts warn

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  The governor of Kentucky isn’t the only notable politician to question the necessity of vaccines, but experts warn that such comments are not happening in a vacuum, and could be exacerbating the confusion. Gov. Matt Bevin said during a recent radio interview that he and his wife decided to take…

Fentanyl deaths in the US spiked 1,000 percent over 6 years: Report

Fentanyl deaths in the US spiked 1,000 percent over 6 years: Report

(NEW YORK) — Deaths from the drug fentanyl in the United States climbed more than 1,000 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday.The number of fatalities involving the powerful synthetic opioid was relatively stable in 2011 and 2012, with roughly 1,600 deaths each of those years. The number began to increase…