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Alan Alda on living with Parkinson’s disease: “I just try to make the best of what’s in front of me”

Alan Alda on living with Parkinson’s disease: “I just try to make the best of what’s in front of me”

Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame(NEW YORK) — Ahead of receiving the the Life Achievement Award at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27, former M*A*S*H star Alan Alda has given an upbeat interview to People. The 82-year-old actor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost four years ago,…

Noomi Rapace is back to kick butt as a bodyguard in new Netflix thriller ‘Close’

Noomi Rapace is back to kick butt as a bodyguard in new Netflix thriller ‘Close’

Netflix(NEW YORK) — Actress Noomi Rapace is no stranger to playing strong women: She played super-tough hacker Lisbeth Salander in three films based on Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.  But she admits even she wasn’t prepared for what she’d have to do to prepare for her latest role. Rapace plays a bodyguard…

HBO’s ‘Crashing’ promises more stand-up and social commentary in season three

HBO’s ‘Crashing’ promises more stand-up and social commentary in season three

Craig Blankenhorn/HBO(NEW YORK) — HBO’s Crashing, inspired by the life of comedian Pete Holmes, is back for more stand-up this weekend…and maybe a little social commentary on the side. The third season of the series, which premieres on Sunday, promises to not only document Holmes and his peers’ ongoing struggle to become comedy stars, but…

Music News

Def Leppard heading to Canada for summer tour

Def Leppard heading to Canada for summer tour

Credit: Kevin NixonDef Leppard has announced its first North American concerts of 2019: a run of summer shows in Canada. The trek kicks off July 12 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is plotted out through a July 31 performance in Calgary, Alberta. The U.K. hard rockers will be joined by Tesla on the outing. Tickets…

Don’t leave it that way: Thelma Houston has broken Grammy trophy replaced at L.A. event

Don’t leave it that way: Thelma Houston has broken Grammy trophy replaced at L.A. event

Rebecca Sapp/WireImageDisco great Thelma Houston won a Grammy Award in 1978 in the Best R&B Vocal Performance — Female category for her chart-topping hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” but her trophy was broken in a 1994 earthquake. On Thursday, Houston was presented with a brand-new statuette at a special interview and performance event at…

The Band’s Robbie Robertson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian music industry

The Band’s Robbie Robertson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian music industry

Kevin Mazur/WireImageRobbie Robertson, founding guitarist and main songwriter of The Band, will be presented with the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  He’ll receive the honor at the 2019 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner, held May 9 in Toronto. In addition to his enduring and influential work with The…

National News

Body cam video shows cop fatally shoot 14-year-old as he ran away from police

Body cam video shows cop fatally shoot 14-year-old as he ran away from police

iStock(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Police released body cam footage on Friday of a shooting from earlier in the week in which a 14-year-old was shot and killed while running away from a Tempe Police Department officer. The video shows the teen — who ended up being armed with a replica airsoft gun instead of an actual…

Third annual Women’s March ascends upon cities amid controversy

Third annual Women’s March ascends upon cities amid controversy

Carsten Koall/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the third year in a row on Saturday, women across the world will protest in response to the Trump administration. But the Women’s March of today is poised to look different from the Women’s March of 2017.The first Women’s March was organized in response to the presidency of Donald Trump,…

Winter storm could dump more than a foot of snow on interior Northeast

Winter storm could dump more than a foot of snow on interior Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major winter storm is set to bring heavy snow from the Midwest to the Northeast this weekend — with widespread totals of 10 to 20 inches in the interior Northeast.The storm will also bring an icy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of the Ohio Valley and…

Former Chicago cop sentenced to 81 months in prison for murder of African-American teen

Former Chicago cop sentenced to 81 months in prison for murder of African-American teen

Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 81 months in prison on Friday evening for the shooting death of African-American teen Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke, who is white, shot McDonald, who was 17-years-old, 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. Video released during the investigation showed McDonald was armed…

Health News

How dogs are saving diabetics’ lives

How dogs are saving diabetics’ lives

iStockBy DR. AZKA AFZAL  (NEW YORK) — Can a dog’s nose save a diabetic’s life? Man’s best friends are known to sniff out bombs, drugs and even bedbugs, but can they smell trouble for type 1 diabetics?A new study done in the U.K. shows that the diabetic “alert” dogs were able to detect 70 percent…

Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Tero Vesalainen/iStockBY: DR. TIFFANY TRUONG (WASHINGTON) — Federal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The drug, sacituzumab govitecan, which is produced by Immunomedics, was previously designated a “breakthrough therapy” by the FDA “based on preliminary evidence that it demonstrates substantial improvement over existing…

Moms donate thousands of ounces of breast milk to help mother undergoing cancer treatment

Moms donate thousands of ounces of breast milk to help mother undergoing cancer treatment

Rhiannon Lindley(WASHINGTON) — A woman who was diagnosed with cancer months after giving birth has received thousands of ounces in breast milk donations from fellow moms she’s never met. Rhiannon Lindley, 27, recently put a call out on her Facebook page asking for milk donations and the response “blew her away.” “It’s hard to describe…

APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about traditional masculinity

APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about traditional masculinity

noipornpan/iStock(NEW YORK) — How is a man supposed to act? What is masculinity and when does it become toxic? And how should psychologists approach the concept of masculinity when seeing patients?These are questions an increasing number of psychologists must consider as dialogue around toxic masculinity, sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement continues across…