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Wunmi Mosaku would “run for the hills” if she were actually in her Netflix horror movie ‘His House’

Wunmi Mosaku would “run for the hills” if she were actually in her Netflix horror movie ‘His House’

Aidan Monaghan/NETFLIX © 2020(NEW YORK) — Wunmi Mosaku admits she had to dig deep to play her His House character Rial, a woman who is haunted by the ghost of her daughter and other refugees lost at sea. “I found playing her quite extraordinary because she’s just different from me,” Mosaku tells ABC Audio. “I’m not as composed.”…

“He did what he did”: Sacha Baron Cohen responds to ‘Borat 2’ scene with Rudy Giuliani

“He did what he did”: Sacha Baron Cohen responds to ‘Borat 2’ scene with Rudy Giuliani

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Rudy Giuliani is calling his headline-making Borat 2 appearance a “complete fabrication,” but Sacha Baron Cohen is urging everyone to watch the movie and “make your own mind up,” saying it’s “pretty clear” what happened. “I would say that if the president’s lawyer found what he did there appropriate behavior, then…

‘The Spanish Princess Part Two’ stars talk representation in the royal court

‘The Spanish Princess Part Two’ stars talk representation in the royal court

Starz(NEW YORK) — On The Spanish Princess Part Two, one relationship is emerging as “couple goals,” and it’s not Queen Catherine and King Henry VIII.It’s Lina and Oviedo, the Queen’s trusted lady-in-waiting and crossbowman — played by Stephanie Levi-John and Aaron Cobham, respectively. While Catherine and Henry’s marriage starts to crumble this season, Lina and…

‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ is giving back to frontline workers

‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ is giving back to frontline workers

ABC/John Fleenor(LOS ANGELES) — Who Wants to be a Millionaire is giving back to frontline workers. The new season of ABC’s long-running game show is not only welcoming essential workers, they are ensuring that they’ll be winners no matter what by giving them a guaranteed $32,000 prize to take home — a gesture that personally resonates…

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Don McLean releases new covers album, ‘Still Playin’ Favorites,’ featuring songs by Dylan, Johnny Cash & more

Don McLean releases new covers album, ‘Still Playin’ Favorites,’ featuring songs by Dylan, Johnny Cash & more

Time LifeDon McLean has just released a sequel to his 1973 covers album, Playin’ Favorites: a 12-track collection aptly titled Still Playin’ Favorites. The new record finds McLean performing versions of songs he loves, which spanning over a century and cover a wide variety of musical genres, including rock ‘n’ roll, country, folk, gospel, bluegrass,…

The third and final 2020 Record Store Day event takes place Saturday

The third and final 2020 Record Store Day event takes place Saturday

Courtesy of Record Store DayJust a reminder that the third and final installment of the three-day 2020 Record Store Day celebration takes place this Saturday, October 24. As previously reported, organizers decided to spread out the event across three dates in three different months this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s events, which…

AC/DC premiering “Shot in the Dark” video on Monday

AC/DC premiering “Shot in the Dark” video on Monday

Columbia RecordsStart your upcoming week with a “Shot in the Dark,” courtesy of AC/DC. The “Back in Black” rockers have announced that they’re premiering the video for their comeback single this coming Monday, October 26, at 9:30 a.m. ET. You can check out a brief, 17-second preview of the video — featuring the band members…

National News

COVID-19 outbreak at Massachusetts nursing home kills 5, infects 30

COVID-19 outbreak at Massachusetts nursing home kills 5, infects 30

byryo/iStockBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS(BOSTON) — Five people have died from an outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home in Massachusetts, according to officials.A total of 30 people were infected at the Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelmsford, according to statistics released weekly by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.The outbreak comes after…

Minority communities fighting back against disinformation ahead of election

Minority communities fighting back against disinformation ahead of election

Twitter screenshotBY: FERGAL GALLAGHER, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Russian election interference, Iranian emails, falsities trumpeted by government officials and the explosion in popularity of online conspiracy theories have combined into a deluge of misinformation that’s left many American voters swimming upstream. Some advocates are working together to build a bigger boat.Before many had even heard of…

Boy, 3, dies at his birthday celebration after accidentally shooting himself with family member’s gun

Boy, 3, dies at his birthday celebration after accidentally shooting himself with family member’s gun

carlballou/iStockBY: JON HARWORTH, ABC NEWS(PORTER, TX) — A 3-year-old boy has died at his birthday celebration after finding a family member’s gun and accidentally shooting himself in the chest.The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. at a family residence in Porter, Texas, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, when authorities were called to the…

Turbulent week of weather is ahead for much of the country

Turbulent week of weather is ahead for much of the country

ABC NewsBY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — It is going to be a turbulent and dangerous week of weather across nearly the entire U.S. with extremely critical fire conditions in California, a tropical system approaching the Gulf coast by mid-week, and a major storm traveling across the country that will bring snow and ice…

Health News

Health official tears up delivering latest COVID-19 numbers in emotional briefing

Health official tears up delivering latest COVID-19 numbers in emotional briefing

WLS-TVBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) — In an emotional briefing, Illinois’ top health official teared up while she delivered the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state and urged residents not to get complacent in fighting the virus.”I want to say happy Friday, but I understand the mental, the social and the emotional toll that…

HBCUs trying to bridge medical distrust in Black community amid COVID-19

HBCUs trying to bridge medical distrust in Black community amid COVID-19

sshepard/iStockBy JADE LAWSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacts communities of color in the United States, dozens of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are stepping in to help lead the Black community to get tested more and to participate in vaccine trials. But medical misuse from past research experiments…

Women diagnosed with breast cancer amid COVID-19 stress importance of mammograms

Women diagnosed with breast cancer amid COVID-19 stress importance of mammograms

ABC NewsBy JOANNNE ROSA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus pandemic may have some people wondering which health checkups can be postponed until things calm down, but three breast cancer survivors say breast cancer screening is one to keep.Jennifer Gordon, Tanisha Worthy and Jennifer Grannis shared their stories on “The View” Thursday about how they…

Officials warn families of COVID-19 carpool clusters: What to know

Officials warn families of COVID-19 carpool clusters: What to know

LPETTET/iStockBy SARAH MESSER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As schools get back in session and more employees return to the office amid the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are warning about the potential risks of commuting together in cars, whether through neighborhood carpools or ride-share services.”They’re shedding virus in their mouth and their nose and they’re speaking…

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