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Zendaya and John David Washington secretly filmed new movie during COVID-19 pandemic

Zendaya and John David Washington secretly filmed new movie during COVID-19 pandemic

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF–Paula Lobo/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — While Hollywood productions were on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zendaya and John David Washington managed to secretly film their new feature Malcolm & Marie. According to Deadline, production on the film took place between June 17 and July 2 at the Caterpillar House, an environmentally conscious ranch in California. All filming was reportedly…

Joel McHale’s ‘Card Sharks’ getting underway with strict COVID protocols

Joel McHale’s ‘Card Sharks’ getting underway with strict COVID protocols

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — Another show is getting back to work, with newly designed safety rules to keep its cast and crew safe from COVID-19. Deadline reports that Card Sharks, the ABC show reboot that Joel McHale hosts, has gotten back underway after the industry-wide shutdown; its producers, Freemantle Media is taking safety seriously.  The show, which shoots at…

‘Palm Springs’ stars explain why film’s time loop premise is timelier than ever

‘Palm Springs’ stars explain why film’s time loop premise is timelier than ever

Hulu(NEW YORK) — The time loop premise of Hulu’s summer comedy Palm Springs feels timelier than ever as the world deals with the monotony of repeating days in quarantine. Camila Mendes and Meredith Hagner, who play best friends Tala and Misty, say they can see the similarities between being stuck in a Groundhog Day-like situation to being stuck in COVID-19…

Music News

Learn drums from Queen of Percussion Sheila E.

Learn drums from Queen of Percussion Sheila E.

PRNewsfoto/MasterClassIf you’re still in lockdown, why not take up an instrument…like the drums?  And why not let Queen of Percussion Sheila E. teach you how to play them? The former Prince collaborator has joined forces with MasterClass to offer the streaming platform’s first-ever drums and percussion class, which is now online.  Not only will you…

Red Rocker reduction: Sammy Hagar still trying to sell chateau-style mansion

Red Rocker reduction: Sammy Hagar still trying to sell chateau-style mansion

Steve Granitz/WireImageSammy Hagar is still trying to unload a mansion he originally put up for sale in 2017 — and the price has been reduced. Hagar initially put the French chateau-style vacation getaway on the market for $5.9 million three years ago.  Then he offered it for rent for $30,000 per month. Now according to…

Bob Marley’s family releasing new version of “One Love” for UNICEF

Bob Marley’s family releasing new version of “One Love” for UNICEF

Erica Echenberg/RedfernsIn this, his 75th birthday year, Bob Marley’s universal message of “One Love” will be used to raise money for UNICEF’s support of kids affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of Marley’s family, as well as other still-to-be-announced musicians and artists from around the globe, are releasing a new version of the song on…

National News

Tropical Storm Fay forms off East Coast

Tropical Storm Fay forms off East Coast

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Fay has developed along the East Coast on Thursday evening.The low-pressure system was sitting 40 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, at the time of its forming about 5 p.m.There is currently a tropical storm warning in effect from from Cape May, New Jersey,…

Security guard charged with murder after fighting man who refused to wear a mask

Security guard charged with murder after fighting man who refused to wear a mask

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS(LOS ANGELES) — A security guard at a Southern California market fatally shot a man who refused to wear a mask, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.Prosecutors said that Umeir Corniche Hawkins, 38, was charged with murder in the death of Jerry Lewis, 50, according to the district attorney.Lewis…

Death of Robert Fuller, Black man found hanging in a tree, confirmed as suicide

Death of Robert Fuller, Black man found hanging in a tree, confirmed as suicide

kali9/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS(PALMDALE, Calif.) — The death of a 24-year-old Black man who was found hanging from a tree was confirmed to be a suicide, authorities said Thursday at a press conference.Los Angeles Sheriff’s Commander Chris Marks said that there were no signs of a struggle or defensive wounds upon discovering Robert Fuller’s…

Coronavirus updates: Texas sets new single-day record for deaths

Coronavirus updates: Texas sets new single-day record for deaths

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 550,000 people worldwide.Over 12 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and…

Health News

Three things to know about kids, schools and COVID-19

Three things to know about kids, schools and COVID-19

andresr/iStockBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Everyone agrees it’s not healthy to keep kids stuck at home, with the American Academy of Pediatrics encouraging school districts to resume in-person class time for the health of the nation’s children.But when it comes to the virus and its potential to spread quickly, it’s less clear what…

What the latest Supreme Court decision means for your contraceptive care

What the latest Supreme Court decision means for your contraceptive care

areeya_ann/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday to allow an employer or university with a religious or moral objection to opt out of covering contraceptives could cost women hundreds of dollars each year in out-of-pocket expenses, experts say.The court ruled 7-2 to uphold President Donald Trump’s move to let more employers…

Communities for the elderly devise new ways to prevent COVID-19, fight isolation

Communities for the elderly devise new ways to prevent COVID-19, fight isolation

Cecilie_Arcurs/iStockBy KRISTOFER RIOS, CHO PARK, MATTHEW MOSK and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Mary Winnet was overjoyed at the sight of seeing her husband. It was the first time the couple was able to reunite in two months.“Do I get to touch you? You’re healthy?” she asked her husband before reaching out for an…

COVID-19 deaths may lead to prolonged grief disorder

COVID-19 deaths may lead to prolonged grief disorder

AlexSava/iStockBy DR. YALDA SAFAI, ABC News(NEW YORK) —  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts are warning about the risk of prolonged grief disorder among people who lose loved ones. Older adults are especially at risk, according to a study published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.Prolonged grief disorder, also known as complicated…