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Where’s the beef? Wolfgang Puck’s got it this Oscar Sunday

Where’s the beef? Wolfgang Puck’s got it this Oscar Sunday

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — As sure as a winner will forget to thank their significant other on the podium, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will be running the kitchen for the famed Governors Ball after the Oscars Sunday night.  It’s the 25th year that Puck’s been crafting A-list edibles for A-list guests at the official after-party of…

“Now this is a story…” Will Smith to revive ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ character in children’s book series ‘Fresh Princess’

“Now this is a story…” Will Smith to revive ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ character in children’s book series ‘Fresh Princess’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Will Smith is bringing something extremely fresh to the children’s book world. According to Entertainment Weekly, Smith has partnered with HarperCollins and author Denene Miller for a new book series called Fresh Princess. Inspired by Smith’s character from his iconic ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the three-part picture book series…

‘A Star is Born’ has been “an amazing ride,” says Oscar nominee Sam Elliott

‘A Star is Born’ has been “an amazing ride,” says Oscar nominee Sam Elliott

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Oscar Sunday is almost here, and Sam Elliott is — finally — a nominee this year, for his work in A Star is Born. The beloved character actor has been working in front of the cameras for more than 50 years, but he received his first-ever nomination for…

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R. Kelly bail set at $1 million for sex abuse charges

R. Kelly bail set at $1 million for sex abuse charges

(Chicago Police Department) R. Kelly, seen in his mugshot after surrendering to Chicago police on Feb. 22, 2019, has been indicted on 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse. (CHICAGO) — A Chicago judge ordered $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday after the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex…

California governor orders new DNA testing in 35-year-old murder case that put inmate on death row at San Quentin

California governor orders new DNA testing in 35-year-old murder case that put inmate on death row at San Quentin

MivPiv/iStock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California’s governor has ordered new DNA tests on evidence from a death row inmate’s 35-year-old murder conviction — which the inmate has said will exonerate him. The inmate maintains he was framed in the 1980s by homicide investigators.Before he left office in December, former California Governor Edmund Brown Jr., ordered the tests…

Cargo jet crashes into Trinity Bay Anahuac, Texas, officials say

Cargo jet crashes into Trinity Bay Anahuac, Texas, officials say

Mateusz Atroszko/iStock(HOUSTON) — A twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a bay near Houston, Texas, Saturday afternoon, officials said.The Boeing 767 jetliner, which was flying from Miami to Houston, crashed into the Trinity Bay near Anahuac just before 1 p.m., officials said.”This information is preliminary and subject to change,” said Lynn Lunsford, a spokeswoman for the…

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Dramatic video shows officers race to save 3 who allegedly overdosed on fentanyl

Dramatic video shows officers race to save 3 who allegedly overdosed on fentanyl

TheaDesign/iStock(WINTER SPRINGS, Fla.) — Dramatic video captured the moment when deputies revived three people who allegedly overdosed on the deadly opioid fentanyl at a Florida gas station.All three people survived, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Kealing told ABC News on Friday.The incident unfolded on Aug. 18 when the deputies rushed to a gas station…

FDA says mineral sunscreens are safe, chemical sunscreens need more research

FDA says mineral sunscreens are safe, chemical sunscreens need more research

bymuratdeniz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working on a rule that could change the way consumers think about which ingredients in sunscreen are considered safe, saying they believe now that mineral sunscreens are safe but products that use chemicals need more research.The FDA announced Thursday that it has proposed a rule to…

‘Soda tax’ associated with 50% drop in sugary drink consumption in California city

‘Soda tax’ associated with 50% drop in sugary drink consumption in California city

rez-art/iStock(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Can a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages help mitigate the consumption of these products? The answer may be yes, according to a new study based out of Berkeley, California, where a so-called “soda tax” has been in effect since 2015.Sugar-sweetened beverages are the leading source of added sugar in the American diet, and…