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Report: Ben Affleck spotted having dinner with “Playboy” model

Report: Ben Affleck spotted having dinner with “Playboy” model

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Are Ben Affleck and Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus officially over? It certainly seems that way after the Justice League star was spotted enjoying a low-key dinner in Los Angeles with Playboy model Shauna Sexton, according to E! Online. The sighting comes after Shookus reportedly decided not to move to LA…

Report: Asia Argento, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, paid off her own accuser

Report: Asia Argento, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, paid off her own accuser

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Months after Italian actress Asia Argento became one of the first people to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, she’s now herself accused of paying off a young male actor who accused her of sexual misconduct. According to a report in The New York Times, Argento paid 22-year-old actor Jimmy Bennett $380,000…

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ pays off with $34 million five-day opening

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ pays off with $34 million five-day opening

Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — Crazy Rich Asians, which officially opened on Wednesday, had a crazy good weekend, topping the box office with an estimated $34 million over the five-day period, with just under $24.2 million of that earned over the weekend. The film — the first Asian-American-led studio release since 1993’s Joy Luck Club…

“Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra confirms engagement to pop star Nick Jonas

“Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra confirms engagement to pop star Nick Jonas

Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images(MUMBAI) — Quantico star Priyanka Chopra and pop star Nick Jonas are finally Instagram official: The couple confirmed their rumored engagement with a posting on Chopra’s social media. “The only way to do this… with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings,” Chopra, 36, wrote, captioning…

Music News

Celebration Day: Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant turns 70 today

Celebration Day: Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant turns 70 today

Credit: Mads PerchWe’re sending out a whole lotta love to Robert Plant, who celebrates his 70th birthday today. While the founding Led Zeppelin frontman Plant hasn’t performed live with his old band mates since their memorable London reunion concert in December 2007, the singer remains a very active touring and recording artist. Plant released his…

Aretha Franklin’s funeral scheduled for August 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin’s funeral scheduled for August 31 in Detroit

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesThe funeral for The Queen of Soul will be held in her hometown of Detroit on August 31. Aretha Franklin’s publicist announced Friday that the music legend’s homegoing service, which is limited to friends and family, will take place at the Greater Grace Temple in the Motor City. However, there will be public…

Watch now: Sting and Shaggy release animated video for “Just One Lifetime”

Watch now: Sting and Shaggy release animated video for “Just One Lifetime”

ABC/Paula LoboAn album, a tour, a gig in the Hamptons, and now…a cartoon. That’s the ever-unfolding story of collaborators Sting and Shaggy, who turned their musical bromance into the joint album 44/876, released in April. The animated video is for “Just One Lifetime,” a groovy reggae tune. The clip features cartoon versions of Sting and Shaggy dancing on a…

National News

71-year-old woman injured severely in bear attack recounts the ‘horrible experience’

71-year-old woman injured severely in bear attack recounts the ‘horrible experience’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  A 71-year-old woman who was severely injured in a confrontation with a bear in her kitchen recounted the “horrible experience.” Apryl Rogers of Groton, New Hampshire, who is wheelchair-bound, came across the bear after it entered through an open screen door, authorities said shortly after the incident on July 17. “After the…

Victim dies from apparent alligator attack in South Carolina

Victim dies from apparent alligator attack in South Carolina

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An unidentified victim has died from an apparent alligator attack on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina Monday morning, according to local authorities. Witnesses saw the person being attacked near a golf course at Sea Pines Plantation, a gated community on Hilton Head, said Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Bob Bromage.…

Texas high school where 10 killed in mass shooting starts new year with metal detectors

Texas high school where 10 killed in mass shooting starts new year with metal detectors

Scott Olson/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Students at a Texas high school where 10 died in a shooting this spring are starting their new school year with beefed-up security including metal detectors. The new security measures come three months after a 17-year-old student allegedly burst into art rooms with a shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver on May…

Dad of missing Iowa jogger ‘reluctantly’ returns home to California as investigation continues

Dad of missing Iowa jogger ‘reluctantly’ returns home to California as investigation continues

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — The father of missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts has “reluctantly” returned to his home in California as the investigation into his daughter’s mysterious disappearance continues. “Very reluctantly, I’m being told I sort of need to do this,” Rob Tibbetts told ABC affiliate KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids. “We’ve called this…

Health News

Mysterious smell plaguing California residents and sparking finger-pointing

Mysterious smell plaguing California residents and sparking finger-pointing

iStock/Thinkstock(ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.) — Residents of several Orange County, California cities are complaining about a strange, mysterious odor in the air — and local municipal agencies seem to be pointing fingers at each other as to the cause of the bad smell.The odor is affecting cities like Orange, Anaheim Hills, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and…

First-generation students discuss overcoming ‘impostor syndrome’

First-generation students discuss overcoming ‘impostor syndrome’

Jared Jaramillo(NEW YORK) — When Jared Jaramillo arrived at his East Coast college, the Utah native and first-generation college student felt like he’d entered an “alien world.”While the 19-year-old excelled at math and science in high school and was admitted to Tufts University’s prestigious mechanical engineering program, Jaramillo said that as soon as classes began…

Smelling things that aren’t there could be a sign: Study

Smelling things that aren’t there could be a sign: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. RYAN GUINNESS (NEW YORK) — Imagine smelling something that isn’t there. Now imagine if these smells were always around, persisting through everyday life without any apparent reason.These “phantom odors” occur when someone smells something, but there is nothing in the environment that corresponds to the often unpleasant odors. Though it may seem like…

FDA approves first generic EpiPen

FDA approves first generic EpiPen

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions.The approval is part of the FDA’s “longstanding commitment” to providing access to low-cost generic alternatives, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.”This approval…