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Matt Damon and the ‘Contagion’ cast reunite “virtually” for COVID PSA

Matt Damon and the ‘Contagion’ cast reunite “virtually” for COVID PSA

Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Life has unfortunately imitated art for cast of the 2011 film Contagion, which has seen an uptick in streaming since the real-life COVID-19 coronavirus began spreading. That’s why scientists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health tapped the stars of the film —  Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, and Kate Winslet — to…

Killing time? ‘Killing Eve’ launching Season 3 two weeks early

Killing time? ‘Killing Eve’ launching Season 3 two weeks early

AMC Studios/BBC America(LOS ANGELES) — While most shows have been delayed by the COVID-19 situation, AMC and BBC America have just given you some new binging to look forward to: they’re launching Season 3 of their Emmy winning Killing Eve 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  Season 3 kicks off Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern on…

Aries Spears explains why “nothing’s off limit in comedy”: “Laughter is pain and pain is laughter”

Aries Spears explains why “nothing’s off limit in comedy”: “Laughter is pain and pain is laughter”

Courtesy of Aries Spears(NEW YORK) — Like other comedians around the world, Aries Spears is doing his best to make people laugh even during these trying times. That’s why it’s not surprising that the MADtv alum and master impersonator, who recently posted some hilarious impersonations on his Instagram, told ABC Audio that when it comes to comedy, “Nothing’s off limits.”  “No,…

‘Jimmy Kimmel’, ‘Desus & Mero’ returning with all new shows — from home

‘Jimmy Kimmel’, ‘Desus & Mero’ returning with all new shows — from home

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Some more late night talk shows are getting back on their feet, but like millions of Americans, under COVID-19 quarantine, they’re working from home. ABC announced on Thursday that Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will return to TV with new episodes, taped at his house, on Monday and throughout…

Music News

Styx presenting YouTube event hosted by Tommy Shaw featuring stream of 2017 concert

Styx presenting YouTube event hosted by Tommy Shaw featuring stream of 2017 concert

Courtesy of StyxStyx are treating fans who are stuck at home this weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic to a special streaming concert event that will available exclusively Saturday night at the band’s official YouTube channel at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The event, dubbed “Styx Fix,” will feature the audio of an August 2017…

National News

Arkansas woman murdered by same person who murdered her mother 23 years ago: Police

Arkansas woman murdered by same person who murdered her mother 23 years ago: Police

iStock(HORSESHOE LAKE, Ark.) — Almost 23 years after an Arkansas mother was murdered by a 16-year-old, the convicted killer allegedly killed her daughter, police said.Deputies from the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Wednesday at the historical Snowden House in Horseshoe Lake where they saw a possible suspect fleeing the property.Police located…

Significant severe weather outbreak forecasted, tornadoes possible

Significant severe weather outbreak forecasted, tornadoes possible

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm is quickly intensifying Saturday morning in the central U.S. and will bring a significant severe weather outbreak to parts of the Midwest Saturday afternoon and evening – including the threat for dangerous, significant, long-track tornadoes.Radar Saturday morning is showing the organizing storm with a rain shield that stretches…

Here’s what people are doing to pass the time during coronavirus isolation

Here’s what people are doing to pass the time during coronavirus isolation

iStock(NEW YORK) — Staying at home has become synonymous with healthy habits in the age of coronavirus, but what’s everyone doing to stay entertained indoors?From insanely intricate puzzles keeping people focused for days to baking loaves of fresh bread, here’s a snapshot of what some people are doing to pass the time inside and at…

Health News

Louisiana researchers studying monkeys for a coronavirus vaccine face challenges as state cases spike

Louisiana researchers studying monkeys for a coronavirus vaccine face challenges as state cases spike

iStock(NEW ORLEANS) — In Louisiana, amid skyrocketing rates of the novel coronavirus and a statewide stay-at-home order, scientists are finding themselves face-to-face with the virus they hope to develop a vaccine for.At the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC), scientists from across the United States are coordinating their research in nonhuman primates, like rhesus macaques,…

At-home coronavirus test kits are still not in the hands of consumers: Here’s why

At-home coronavirus test kits are still not in the hands of consumers: Here’s why

iStock(NEW YORK) — As government and health care officials plead for expanded access to high-speed COVID-19 tests, health care companies across the country began mobilizing their resources to meet the growing demands with direct-to-consumer kits.The benefits of such kits could be substantial, allowing everyday people to test themselves for COVID-19 in the privacy of their…

‘It’s a mess’: Coronavirus pandemic exposes New York City’s vulnerabilities

‘It’s a mess’: Coronavirus pandemic exposes New York City’s vulnerabilities

iStock(NEW YORK) — When Dr. Darien Sutton saw what was happening in Italy, he braced himself.Sutton, an emergency medicine physician in Queens, New York, anticipated that the reality in Italy during the novel coronavirus pandemic — not enough hospital beds, a lack of protective gear — would soon become the reality in the U.S.In New…

What we know about coronavirus’ long-term effects

What we know about coronavirus’ long-term effects

iStock(NEW YORK) — In the months since the novel coronavirus exploded into a pandemic, we have heard a range of stories about those who have been stricken by the disease — the vast majority with mild symptoms, but an increasing number needing to be hospitalized.But what about those who were reported to have recovered from…