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‘A Star Is Born’ co-star Anthony Ramos would rather the film change a life than win awards

‘A Star Is Born’ co-star Anthony Ramos would rather the film change a life than win awards

L-R; Lady Gaga, Anthony Ramos; Clay Enos/Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — A Star Is Born is up for eight Academy Awards this Sunday, including Best Picture, but for one of the movie’s stars, winning isn’t everything. Anthony Ramos, who plays the best friend of Lady Gaga’s character Ally, tells ABC Radio that the film’s effect on…

“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…

Music News

Vinyl versions of nine more Steve Miller Band albums to be reissued in box set and individually

Vinyl versions of nine more Steve Miller Band albums to be reissued in box set and individually

Capitol Records/UMeLast year, the 50th anniversary of the Steve Miller Band’s debut album, Children of the Future, was celebrated with the release of a box set featuring remastered, 180-gram-vinyl versions of the group’s first nine studio albums. Now, a follow-up collection boasting remastered, high-quality vinyl editions of nine more albums by Miller and company will…

National News

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving minors

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving minors

Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Singer R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, according to the Cook County Prosecutor’s Office.The victims are between 13 and 16 years old, according to prosecutors. A bond hearing will be held on Saturday, according to the State Attorney’s Office.…

Jussie Smollett will be removed from final two episodes of ‘Empire’

Jussie Smollett will be removed from final two episodes of ‘Empire’

ABC News(CHICAGO) — Embattled actor Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final two episodes of Empire this season in the wake of the criminal charges he’s facing for allegedly falsifying claims of a hate crime.Producers of the Fox show Empire said that Smollett’s character will be removed from the final two episodes of the…

Health News

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…

WATCH: Girl with cerebral palsy filled with joy as she takes some of her first steps

WATCH: Girl with cerebral palsy filled with joy as she takes some of her first steps

Tamra Logan/speciallivingtoday(NEW YORK) — One of the first moments in which a girl with cerebral palsy walks on her own was captured on video, which shows the 10-year-old in pure joy. Birkley, 11, has cerebral palsy and is nearly deaf, but her mom, Tamra Logan, told ABC News’ Good Morning America that she is a…