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Amy Schumer shares the heartwarming scene that greeted her friend starting her hospital shift A

Amy Schumer shares the heartwarming scene that greeted her friend starting her hospital shift A

Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images for Oprah(NEW YORK) — Every night at 7 p.m., the streets of New York City light up with thunderous applause, cheers and other noisemakers like bells and drums.  The daily sound off is a new tradition created by the city’s residents to show their heartfelt support of the doctors, nurses and other staff leaving…

Netflix readying a new episode of ‘Tiger King’ next week.

Netflix readying a new episode of ‘Tiger King’ next week.

Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — If you’re clamoring for more of the Netflix hit docuseries, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, — and let’s face it, who isn’t — your prayers may have been answered.  The streamer is releasing an additional episode next week, according to zoo owner Jeff Lowe from the show.  “Netflix is adding one more episode.…

“American Idol” recap: Meet the Top 21!

“American Idol” recap: Meet the Top 21!

ABC/Karen Neal(KAPOLEI, Hawaii) — Sunday night’s episode of American idol took viewers back to the tropical island of Hawaii to find out who will round out the Top 20. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan finished making their tough decisions before handing over the baton to viewers.  Picking up right where they left off last week — with the fate…

Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ postponed until the fall due to COVID-19

Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ postponed until the fall due to COVID-19

Universal Pictures (LOS ANGELES) — Jordan Peele’s remake of the 1992 horror classic Candyman has joined the long list of films whose releases are being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering theaters. Variety reports the release was pushed back from June 12th to September 25th.  Directed by Nia DaCosta, the film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett from Misfits. The new film has…

Music News

Duran Duran’s John Taylor tests positive for COVID-19, calls it a “Turbo-charged Flu”

Duran Duran’s John Taylor tests positive for COVID-19, calls it a “Turbo-charged Flu”

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty ImagesDuran Duran bassist John Taylor is on the mend after contracting COVID-19.  The 59-year-old revealed his diagnosis in a candid Facebook post on Sunday. “DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE after giving some thought to this, I have decided to share with you that I tested positive with the Corona Virus almost three weeks ago,” began Taylor, who went on…

Elton John launches $1 million COVID-19 fund for HIV care

Elton John launches $1 million COVID-19 fund for HIV care

ABC/CRAIG SJODINElton John just keeps on giving by launching a $1 million fund to aid with COVID-19.  “I’m so pleased to announce that my foundation is launching a new COVID-19 emergency fund today,” he said in his announcement. “For almost 30 years, my foundation has prioritized the most vulnerable people to HIV to end the AIDS epidemic,…

Marianne Faithfull reportedly in stable condition after being hospitalized with the coronavirus

Marianne Faithfull reportedly in stable condition after being hospitalized with the coronavirus

Ian Dickson/RedfernsMarianne Faithfull has been hospitalized in London and is being treated for the COVID-19 virus, her rep confirmed to Rolling Stone on Friday. A statement posted Saturday on the 73-year-old British singer and actress’ official website reads, “Marianne has tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated in hospital. She is stable and responding to treatment. Marianne went into…

Release of Deep Purple’s new studio album, ‘Whoosh!,’ postponed from June to August

Release of Deep Purple’s new studio album, ‘Whoosh!,’ postponed from June to August

earMUSICDeep Purple’s new studio album will be whooshing into fans’ hands a bit later than originally planned because of the coronavirus pandemic. The release of album, titled Whoosh!, has been pushed back from June 12 to August 7. “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction…well, not exactly in this case; more cause…

National News

Coronavirus live updates: US Forces Japan declares public health emergency

Coronavirus live updates: US Forces Japan declares public health emergency

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 9,648 people in the United States. The United States is, by far, the hardest-hit country with more than 337,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems…

Boy, 7, shot in face and killed in barrage of bullets during drive-by shooting

Boy, 7, shot in face and killed in barrage of bullets during drive-by shooting

kali9/iStock(CHESTER, Pa.) — A 7-year-old boy has been shot in the face and killed in a barrage of bullets during a drive-by shooting. The incident occurred Sunday in Chester, Pennsylvania, at around 9 p.m. in the evening.Sinsir Parker, 7, was outside on the 2600 block of Swarts Street when witnesses say they heard more than…

Ongoing religious services spark debate over faith verses safety

Ongoing religious services spark debate over faith verses safety

rclassenlayouts/iStock(NEW YORK) — As Christians and Jews begin their holiest week of the year, some theologians say that they’re afraid not enough is being done to keep people safe from the coronavirus.While most major religious groups have called for the suspension of their services during the pandemic, there are several houses of worship that continue…

Pentagon announces new face mask guidance

Pentagon announces new face mask guidance

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Anyone on Department of Defense property, installations or facilities must wear a cloth face covering when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance in a public area or work centers, according to a new directive released Sunday afternoon.Defense Secretary Mark Esper had said the guidance was coming in an appearance on…

Health News

With coronavirus apex still to come, some US hospitals reeling from capacity crunch

With coronavirus apex still to come, some US hospitals reeling from capacity crunch

HRAUN/iStock(NEW YORK) — Already told to boost patient capacity by as much as 100%, many hospitals in New York state, the nation’s top hot zone for the coronavirus, reached overcapacity on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.In Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state’s hospitals, specifically in the Detroit area, are already at capacity and medical…

Cut off from loved ones in nursing care, families are left fearing the unknown

Cut off from loved ones in nursing care, families are left fearing the unknown

Cecilie_Arcurs/iStock(NEW YORK) — Jenn Hubbert was working from home on March 17 when her husband called out to her from across the house.“He was watching TV when he realized the breaking news was about my mother’s nursing facility,” said Hubbert, a real estate agent in Florida. “The first death from coronavirus had been reported, and…

Recovering from COVID-19: ABC’s Bob Woodruff’s son shares his story

Recovering from COVID-19: ABC’s Bob Woodruff’s son shares his story

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — Longtime ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff’s 28 year-old son, Mack, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He believes he came down with the virus while traveling from Europe to Sydney, Australia, while on a film project. Bob Woodruff spoke to his son about what he saw countries doing as the virus continued to…

Answering the call: Working a coronavirus hotline

Answering the call: Working a coronavirus hotline

Courtesy Eda Akyar(NEW YORK) — In a time of so much uncertainty, no one has all the answers, but COVID-19 hotlines across the country have assembled to try to answer some of the thousands of questions Americans are pondering right now.While hotlines cannot provide clinical advice as a doctor can, the staff can still answer…