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RZA explains why his Wu-Tang Saga Emmy nod has officially “been one of the highlights of [his] summer”

RZA explains why his Wu-Tang Saga Emmy nod has officially “been one of the highlights of [his] summer”

Efren Landaos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ahead of the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Wu-Tang founder RZA is still reeling over the moment when he first learned that he had been nominated for an Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music Emmy for his Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. “When I got that Emmy nod, first of…

Disney+ scores first Emmy Awards for ‘The Mandalorian’

Disney+ scores first Emmy Awards for ‘The Mandalorian’

Disney+(LOS ANGELES) — Disney+ took home its first Emmy Awards last night for The Mandalorian.  The streaming platform was awarded five accolades during the third night of the virtual Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series…

Chrissy Teigen reveals she’s on strict bed rest due to “difficult pregnancy”

Chrissy Teigen reveals she’s on strict bed rest due to “difficult pregnancy”

Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Chrissy Teigen is paying the price for not following the doctor’s orders of mandatory bed rest.  The Cravings author revealed Wednesday that she is now confined to her bed for the next week — which she says “it’s kind of crappier than it sounds.” Teigen, who confirmed her third pregnancy alongside husband…

Gigi Hadid’s father pens sweet letter for first grandchild

Gigi Hadid’s father pens sweet letter for first grandchild

Jason Mendez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Gigi Hadid’s father, Mohamed Hadid, has some sweet words for his first grandchild — and he (briefly) shared them with the world. In a since-deleted post from Wednesday, Mohamed took to Instagram to share a handwritten poem dedicated to his “little grandchild” titled “Grandpa’s heart.”  “Hello little grandchild, it is…

Music News

Channel of high definition lights: U2 relaunching YouTube channel with remastered video

Channel of high definition lights: U2 relaunching YouTube channel with remastered video

Credit: Anton Corbijn U2 is relaunching its YouTube channel with newly remastered versions of over 100 videos. A press release claims the undertaking is “unprecedented,” and promises that the updated visuals will boast the “highest possible standard,” including HD and 4K quality. “U2 has worked with some incredible filmmakers and directors over the years, and…

National News

Reward for wanted gunman who shot two LA sheriff’s deputies grows to $675k

Reward for wanted gunman who shot two LA sheriff’s deputies grows to $675k

amphotora/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The reward offered for a gunman wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last week has nearly tripled following donations, officials said.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had initially authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the…

Coronavirus live updates: India records world’s highest increase in new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus live updates: India records world’s highest increase in new COVID-19 cases

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 942,000 people worldwide.Over 29.9 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 Engineering at Johns…

Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe

Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe

milehightraveler/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Heavy smoke from the dozens of wildfires blazing up and down the West Coast has traveled as far east as Europe — nearly 5,000 miles — satellite images show.Images released by the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service show the smoke moving from the western U.S. and across…

DOJ mulled federal charges against Portland city officials over response to unrest

DOJ mulled federal charges against Portland city officials over response to unrest

DNY59/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department researched the possibility of bringing criminal or civil rights charges against Portland city officials related to their response to growing unrest in the city throughout the summer, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News Thursday.DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec declined to say what the results of such research…

Health News

Pine Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces: EPA

Pine Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces: EPA

jfmdesign/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Clorox wipes are still in short supply due to increased demand as Americans continue to clean off frequently used surfaces to combat the spread of coronavirus, but another household cleaner has been added to the list of effective products.Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner received approval from the U.S. Environmental…

How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answer

How did coronavirus get transferred to humans? Scientists may have an answer

Bill Oxford/iStockBy PRIYA AMIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Nine months into the global pandemic, scientists are still piecing together the mystery of the first crossover event, in which the coronavirus moved from bats to an intermediary animal and, eventually, to humans.By comparing the patterns of mutations from the new coronavirus to other known viruses, researchers…

What you need to know about staying safe when hitting the polls this election season

What you need to know about staying safe when hitting the polls this election season

hermosawave/iStockBy DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With less than two months to go before the U.S. presidential election, many Americans are worried about voting safely during the pandemic.”As the pandemic continues to spread, it’s vital that we balance the right for citizens to vote along with the importance to maintain their health and…

Russia vaccine data called into question as experts worry about global distribution

Russia vaccine data called into question as experts worry about global distribution

Meyer & Meyer/iStockBy DR. ALEXANDRIA LAMBERT, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A growing chorus of experts is calling on Russian scientists to explain potential discrepancies in the data supporting the country’s COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V.Russia was the first country to authorize a COVID-19 vaccine, but it did so before completing proper scientific studies to show…