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“black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams developing “Juneteenth” musical

“black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams developing “Juneteenth” musical

ABC/Bob D’Amico(LOS ANGELES) — Pharrell Williams and black-ish creator Kenya Barris are developing a stage musical based on the Juneteenth African-American holiday, which celebrates the final day of slavery in the U.S.: June 19, 1865. “I dream about projects like this,” Pharrell said, according to Deadline.com. “Juneteenth will change culture and change history. We couldn’t sign…

Kevin Costner says “Yellowstone’s” Montana setting is like “the Garden of Eden”

Kevin Costner says “Yellowstone’s” Montana setting is like “the Garden of Eden”

Paramount Network(NEW YORK) — Kevin Costner is no stranger to Westerns, starring in films like Dances with Wolves and Silverado. Now, he’s taking on the modern-day Western in the new Paramount Network series, Yellowstone. Costner plays John Dutton, a fifth-generation rancher defending his sprawling Montana property from land developers while dealing with dysfunctional relationships with…

George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to support immigrant children

George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to support immigrant children

Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty ImagesOnce again, George and Amal Clooney are supporting an emerging cause with cash.  The celebrity couple just announced they’re donating $100,000 to help immigrant children in the U.S. The donation was made to The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, the website for which declares their mission is to “promote the…

Report: Khloé Kardashian back in LA; family forgives Tristan Thompson

Report: Khloé Kardashian back in LA; family forgives Tristan Thompson

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Remy Martin(LOS ANGELES) — Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson returned to Los Angeles over the weekend to continue working on their relationship — with the full support of her family and friends, a source tells Entertainment Tonight. “[Tristan] has a home in L.A. too, but the plan is to live together…

Music News

Foreigner announces official reunion show featuring all surviving original members plus current lineup

Foreigner announces official reunion show featuring all surviving original members plus current lineup

Karsten Staiger/MeinFotolandFounding Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones recently revealed that former members of the band would be making guest appearances at select shows this year. Now, Foreigner has announced that all the group’s surviving original members will perform with the current lineup at a special reunion concert taking place August 4 at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip…

“Billy Elliot” star Jamie Bell in talks to play Bernie Taupin in Elton John biopic

“Billy Elliot” star Jamie Bell in talks to play Bernie Taupin in Elton John biopic

Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesIf you’re going to have a movie about Elton John’s rise to fame, Bernie Taupin, his songwriting partner of 50 years, has to be a part of it.   Now comes word that the filmmakers have someone in mind to portray the master lyricist in the upcoming Elton biopic Rocketman. Variety reports that…

During Broadway show, Springsteen addresses “disgracefully inhumane” family separations: “May God save our souls”

During Broadway show, Springsteen addresses “disgracefully inhumane” family separations: “May God save our souls”

Credit: Danny ClinchPrior to President Donald Trump signing an executive order Wednesday to keep families together at the U.S.-Mexico border, Bruce Springsteen addressed the situation Tuesday night during his Springsteen on Broadway performance at New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre. The Boss, whose show has featured basically the same set since it debuted last October, went off…

National News

Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

iStock/Thinkstock(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Texas state inspectors identified nearly 250 violations at facilities run by Southwest Key, the non-profit organization now housing migrant children separated from their parents in a converted Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, according to records obtained by ABC.Reports filed with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) show 246 “deficiencies” — defined…

Toddlers at a tender age facility were ‘traumatized,’ doctor says

Toddlers at a tender age facility were ‘traumatized,’ doctor says

Google(NEW YORK) — The room being used at one of the so-called “tender age” facilities designated to house immigrant children looked “home-y” but something seemed wrong.Colleen Kraft, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, told ABC News that a concerned pediatrician working near the border called her to come and visit a facility housing…

Heartbreaking stories of children impacted by border crisis

Heartbreaking stories of children impacted by border crisis

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Their names are a mystery and in some cases, their faces are too.But the stories of the children caught in the crosshairs of the “zero tolerance” policy at the border are resonating with people across the country.Here are some of the stories of children whose experiences have captured the nation’s…

Immigration backlog exceeds 700,000 cases and rising

Immigration backlog exceeds 700,000 cases and rising

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One thing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and immigration activists can agree on is that there is a huge backlog of immigration court cases at the southern border.And they’ve been increasing since 2016, according to Syracuse University’s TRAC Immigration database, which monitors U.S. federal immigration enforcement.As of now, there are 714,067 pending immigration cases,…

Health News

The trending concern in schools: Opioid awareness and prevention

The trending concern in schools: Opioid awareness and prevention

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the school year winds down, opioid prevention in schools are trending up.One in 7 high school students in America reported they’d misused prescription opioids, like hydrocodone, in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In Ashland, Kentucky a community of just over 21,000 people along the southern…

Seasonal produce to make your summer recipes shine

Seasonal produce to make your summer recipes shine

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to hit your local farmers market for the freshest seasonal ingredients.seasonal food not only tastes amazing, but it helps build a sustainable food system, supports local farmers and enhances recipes because you’re using layers of flavors have been picked at their peak.Summer is synonymous…

Increased stress could lead to immune system disorders, study finds

Increased stress could lead to immune system disorders, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stress may not just affect the mind, but may actually affect the physical immune system, a new study found.Everyone will experience a significant life stressor at some point in their lives, such as loss of a loved one, or exposure to violence. While most people exposed to hardships gradually recover, a significant…