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“Queer Eye’s” fashion expert Tan France sparks a “French tuck” craze: “It’s everywhere!”

“Queer Eye’s” fashion expert Tan France sparks a “French tuck” craze: “It’s everywhere!”

Courtesy Travelpro(NEW YORK) — On last season’s Queer Eye, the Internet went nuts over Antoni Porowski’s avocado obsession. Now, just a week after season two debuted on Netflix, Tan France’s love of the “French tuck” has gone viral. France, the show’s fashion expert, teaches men on the show how to do the tuck — in…

Gabrielle Dennis dishes on her “Luke Cage” character and the critical decision she’ll have to make

Gabrielle Dennis dishes on her “Luke Cage” character and the critical decision she’ll have to make

Netflix/David LeeGabrielle Dennis will be one to watch on the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage. The black superhero series, which officially launches today, will feature Dennis as Tilda Johnson, the estranged daughter of disgraced Harlem councilwoman Mariah Dillard, played by Alfre Woodard. “She’s regal. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s just.. amazing,” Dennis tells ABC…

Roseanne Barr reacts to spin-off show, “The Conners”

Roseanne Barr reacts to spin-off show, “The Conners”

ABC/Adam Rose (LOS ANGELES) — ABC on Thursday announced it would be moving forward with a Roseanne spin-off that excludes the show’s original star and namesake. The network added that show regulars like John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman are all set to reprise their roles in the new sitcom,…

Wakanda to Washington: “Black Panther” items are headed to the National Museum of African American History

Wakanda to Washington: “Black Panther” items are headed to the National Museum of African American History

Marvel Studios(WASHINGTON D.C.) — Black Panther’s vibranium costume and other items from the record-breaking film will soon be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The museum acquired several objects from the blockbuster Marvel movie, including the Black Panther suit worn by actor Chadwick Boseman; a shooting…

Music News

Upcoming Elvis Presley gospel album combines archival vocals and newly recorded musical performances

Upcoming Elvis Presley gospel album combines archival vocals and newly recorded musical performances

RCA/Legacy RecordingsA unique, new Elvis Presley album titled Where No One Stands Alone celebrating the late rock ‘n’ roll legend’s love of gospel music will be released August 10. The 14-track collection features archival vocal performances by Presley paired with new instrumental and vocal accompaniment recorded by well-known musicians and backing singers who worked with…

Neil Diamond fans, get ready for another “Hot August Night”

Neil Diamond fans, get ready for another “Hot August Night”

Capitol/UMeNeil Diamond may have announced his retirement from the road, but fans can still enjoy him in concert this summer in the comfort of their own homes. August 17 sees the release of Hot August Night III, a live concert package that documents Diamond’s August 2012 concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The…

Hear Cher sing ABBA on new track from “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” soundtrack

Hear Cher sing ABBA on new track from “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” soundtrack

Universal PicturesCher returns to theater screens next month in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the hit 2008 movie musical Mamma Mia! Now, thanks to an advance release from the movie’s soundtrack, we know what Cher sounds like singing ABBA. The song is “Fernando,” originally a hit for ABBA in 1976 and…

National News

Severe weather, flash flooding still a threat from Plains to mid-Atlantic

Severe weather, flash flooding still a threat from Plains to mid-Atlantic

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office(CULPEPER, Va.) — The weather will remain quite active this weekend one day after more than 200 reports of severe weather from the Plains to the South and mid-Atlantic.More summer thunderstorms are expected this weekend in the same regions, with possible flash flooding, tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail.Strong storms are expected…

25 years later, looking back at the infamous Lorena Bobbitt case that captivated America

25 years later, looking back at the infamous Lorena Bobbitt case that captivated America

Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images(MANASSAS, Va.) — Twenty-five years ago to the day, the name Lorena Bobbitt became notorious: on June 23, 1993, the young wife cut off her husband’s penis with a kitchen knife.Here’s a look back at the key moments from the sensational case that transfixed America.The infamous assaultLorena Bobbitt, a 24-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant,…

Koko, the famous gorilla who learned sign language, to be laid to rest at animal sanctuary

Koko, the famous gorilla who learned sign language, to be laid to rest at animal sanctuary

The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org(NEW YORK) — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and became a pop-culture phenomenon, will be laid to rest Saturday in a ceremony at an animal sanctuary in Northern California where she lived for decades.The western lowland gorilla died in her sleep Tuesday morning at the age of 46, according to the…

Online fundraiser for separated migrant families has brought in over $19M, breaking records

Online fundraiser for separated migrant families has brought in over $19M, breaking records

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of thousands of people upset about the separation of immigrant families at the border are putting their money into the fight, and making history in the process.A Facebook fundraiser called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child” has now raised more than $19.4 million in less than a week, with more…

Health News

Texas mom breaks down as her 1-year-old hears for the first time

Texas mom breaks down as her 1-year-old hears for the first time

Cook Childrens(AMARILLO, Texas) — A Texas mother burst into tears when she saw her 1-year-old daughter could hear sound for the first time.The little girl was born unable to hear and doctors implanted a hearing device in May, but they did not activate it until this week.Cook Children’s Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, released a video…

Husband’s daily rituals to care for wife with dementia will melt your heart

Husband’s daily rituals to care for wife with dementia will melt your heart

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Mary Jane Gacono suffers from dementia, but her husband and daughter have developed routines to try to help jog her fading memory.”Mary will say, ‘There’s a picture, who’s that? Who is that?’ and it’s one of our children,” her husband, Carl Gacono, told ABC News. “She all of a sudden doesn’t…

‘Dancing doctor’ accused of filming music videos during surgeries says she was being ‘safe,’ patients consented

‘Dancing doctor’ accused of filming music videos during surgeries says she was being ‘safe,’ patients consented

ABC News(ATLANTA) — A Georgia doctor, whose medical license was suspended after she was accused by patients of recording music videos during surgeries without their consent, says she was “safe” and the patients in her videos had agreed to participate.“The videos were pre-consented, staged, and done at a safe interval,” Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte told ABC…

There’s a new mosquito-borne virus in town, and you may have it

There’s a new mosquito-borne virus in town, and you may have it

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya? The list of viruses infecting humans through pesky mosquito bites continues to increase: Keystone virus has joined the ranks.What is Keystone virus? It’s from a family of viruses known as the Bunyaviridae group. These viruses have been associated with encephalitis,…