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Maisie Williams says ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners let her decide how much to show in “that” scene

Maisie Williams says ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners let her decide how much to show in “that” scene

ABC/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) — (NOTE: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SUNDAY NIGHT’S “GAME OF THRONES” EPISODE!!!) One of the most memorable scenes in last night’s Game of Thrones episode comes when Maisie Williams’ character Arya decides that before they all face certain death fighting the White Walkers, she wants to know what it’s like to…well, you know.  …

Mel Brooks launching Broadway residency

Mel Brooks launching Broadway residency

ABC/Lisa Rose(NEW YORK) — Mel Brooks is no stranger to Broadway, having won three Tony Awards for The Producers, but now the EGOT-winning Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein director is staging a residency on the Great White Way. Brooks will take center stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for what’s described as a, “hilarious unscripted show…

Music News

A Play in the Life: John Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy” may become a stage musical

A Play in the Life: John Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy” may become a stage musical

John Lennon in 1961 (Evening Standard/Getty Images)Nowhere Boy, the 2009 John Lennon biopic focusing on the legendary Beatle’s volatile teenage years, may be headed to the stage. Deadline reports that the AF Media Creative and Aged in Wood production companies have acquired the rights to turn the film into a musical. As in the movie,…

Eric Clapton to play three shows in the Western US prior to Crossroads Guitar Festival

Eric Clapton to play three shows in the Western US prior to Crossroads Guitar Festival

Credit: George ChinEric Clapton has lined up a trio of U.S. concerts prior to the recently announced 2019 edition of his Crossroads Guitar Festival, which takes place September 20 and 21 in Dallas. The new shows are scheduled for September 11 in San Francisco, September 13 in Las Vegas and September 14 in Phoenix.  Tickets…

Prince’s memoir “The Beautiful Ones” due this fall

Prince’s memoir “The Beautiful Ones” due this fall

Courtesy Random HouseThere have been plenty of books written about Prince, but now we’ll get to read his story in his own words. October 29 brings the publication of The Beautiful Ones, a memoir that Random House acquired in a deal with Prince in 2016. He began writing it before his death on April 21,…

National News

Suspect in Delphi double murder may be ‘hiding in plain sight,’ police say

Suspect in Delphi double murder may be ‘hiding in plain sight,’ police say

Lindsey Jacobson/ABC News(DELPHI, Ind.) — The unknown suspect in the mysterious murder of two Delphi eighth-graders may live in the small Indiana town, police said Monday, as new information about the killer was released.The male suspect is believed to currently or previously live in Delphi, work in town or visit on a regular basis, Indiana…

Zookeeper on the mend after tiger attack at Kansas zoo

Zookeeper on the mend after tiger attack at Kansas zoo

Freda Bouskoutas/iStock(TOPEKA, Kan.) — A Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo over the weekend is on the mend, officials said Monday.The zookeeper, whose name has not been released, was removed from an intensive care unit Sunday night, but remains in a hospital, Molly Hadfield, a spokeswoman for the…

Mom of aspiring actress who died on subway platform remembers her legacy

Mom of aspiring actress who died on subway platform remembers her legacy

Courtesy of Ann McDonald (NEW YORK) — The mother of a young woman who died on a New York City subway platform knew something was wrong when she pulled into the driveway of her South Carolina home and was greeted by a police officer and a chaplain.Ann McDonald’s 21-year-old daughter, Helen McDonald-Phalon, had died in…

Mom not cooperating with police amid search for missing 5-year-old boy: Officials

Mom not cooperating with police amid search for missing 5-year-old boy: Officials

Fedorovekb/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) — JoAnn Cunningham, the mother of missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund, is being “uncooperative” with investigators as the frantic search for the Illinois boy reaches a fifth day, Crystal Lake police said on Monday.AJ was last seen the night of April 17. Police say there’s no indication he was abducted.The young boy…

Health News

10-year-old girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition: ‘It shows what perseverance and a positive attitude can do’

10-year-old girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition: ‘It shows what perseverance and a positive attitude can do’

Cathryn Hinesley(NEW YORK) — A 10-year-old girl born with no hands is this year’s winner of a national handwriting competition.Sara Hinesley, a third-grade student in Maryland, won the Nicholas Maxim Award in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. To be eligible for the Nicholas Maxim Award, a student must have a cognitive delay, or an…

Measles cases ‘likely’ to break yearly record in just 4 months

Measles cases ‘likely’ to break yearly record in just 4 months

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) — The number of measles cases in the U.S. so far this year is approaching the record for the decade — and in just four months time, according to new data.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there have been 626 confirmed cases of measles so far this year, an…

Debunking the top three myths about infertility

Debunking the top three myths about infertility

katleho Seisa/iStock(NEW YORK) — In spite of the fact that over six million women in America struggle with infertility, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there remain boundless misconceptions about conception. In honor of National Infertility Awareness week which kicks off Monday, Good Morning America and ABC News’ Chief Medical Correspondent…

The crippling cost of infertility: What to know about resources that help

The crippling cost of infertility: What to know about resources that help

milanvirijevic/iStock(NEW YORK) — Fundraising, grants, loans and credit card debt are now terms just as commonly associated with infertility as the words baby and pregnancy.The average cost of one in vitro fertilization, or IVF, cycle in the United States is $12,400, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a non-profit organization founded by fertility…