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Whitney Cummings, Keke Palmer and more take a comedic look at credit card fine print in new contest

Whitney Cummings, Keke Palmer and more take a comedic look at credit card fine print in new contest

Photo Courtesy Affirm(NEW YORK) — Comedian and producer Whitney Cummings, actress Keke Palmer, and stand-up Hasan Minhaj are poking fun at fine print, as part of a million dollar contest that invites consumers to, as well.  The company Affirm, which bills itself as a “transparent alternative” to the usual credit cards, is putting up a million dollars — 100 prizes of…

Jason Bateman, Timothee Chalamet, Kristen Wiig to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in December

Jason Bateman, Timothee Chalamet, Kristen Wiig to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in December

NBCUniversal(NEW YORK) — Saturday Night Live has announced its hosts and musical guests for December, including the return of a former cast member.  Ozark’s Jason Bateman will do the honors on December 5, with the musical guest Morgan Wallen — who had been previously bumped for violating COVID-19 guidelines when he posted a video of himself partying with female fans. He posted the…

Russo Bros. moves — Sequel to Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix hit ‘Extraction’; peek at Tom Holland’s ‘Cherry’

Russo Bros. moves — Sequel to Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix hit ‘Extraction’; peek at Tom Holland’s ‘Cherry’

L-R Anthony Russo, Joe Russo/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — After helming the biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, directors Joe and Anthony Russo are making new headlines. Talk of a sequel to the Netflix hit Extraction began soon after the Joe Russo-penned movie drew big numbers for the streaming service after its April debut, but now it seems the follow-up to the Chris Hemsworth action film has a…

Bill Murray’s brother Ed, inspiration for ‘Caddyshack’, has died

Bill Murray’s brother Ed, inspiration for ‘Caddyshack’, has died

Michael Reaves/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ed Murray, the eldest of Bill Murray’s five brothers and the inspiration for the Danny Noonan character in Caddyshack, has died.  On his William Murray Golf Instagram page, Murray noted the passing “with the heaviest of hearts,” calling his brother a “legend.” The memorial says, “It was Ed who introduced the Murray family to this…

Music News

Eric Clapton collaborates with Van Morrison on new anti-lockdown song, “Stand and Deliver,” due out next week

Eric Clapton collaborates with Van Morrison on new anti-lockdown song, “Stand and Deliver,” due out next week

Ian West/PA Images via Getty ImagesEric Clapton has joined Van Morrison’s anti-lockdown campaign protesting U.K. restrictions regarding live performances: He’s recorded a new song written by Morrison called “Stand and Deliver.”  It’ll be released Friday, December 4, as a digital download and via streaming services. A snippet of the blues-flavored tune has been posted on…

National News

New York City public elementary schools to reopen in-person

New York City public elementary schools to reopen in-person

fernandogarciaesteban/iStockBY: ALEXANDRA SVOKOS, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced elementary schools will be reopening in-person on Monday, Dec. 7, in a reversal from a previous decision. De Blasio said Sunday testing would be done weekly and testing consent forms will be required for students to return. Additionally, district…

Heavy rain ongoing on Gulf Coast as storm aims for Northeast next week

Heavy rain ongoing on Gulf Coast as storm aims for Northeast next week

georgeclerk/iStockBY: REED MCDONOUGH, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Heavy rain is ongoing along the northern Gulf Coast Saturday morning. As of Friday evening, several counties reported over 2 inches of rainfall over a 24 hours period, including Polk County, Texas, that saw 3.18 inches and Wharton County, Texas, which saw 4.98 inches of rain. The…

Coronavirus live updates: US virus cases may be about 8 times higher than reported

Coronavirus live updates: US virus cases may be about 8 times higher than reported

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 61 million people and killed over 1.4 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Here’s how the news is…

Coronavirus live updates: Moscow sees 311% spike in COVID-19 deaths

Coronavirus live updates: Moscow sees 311% spike in COVID-19 deaths

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 61 million people and killed over 1.4 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Here’s how the news is…

Health News

Here’s how long Thanksgiving leftovers last

Here’s how long Thanksgiving leftovers last

JodiJacobson/iStockBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Before making a Pilgrim sandwich or a turkey pot pie, be sure to check guidelines for the fridge life of your favorite Thanksgiving eats.Here’s how long your leftovers will last in the fridge, freezer or both, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:TurkeyLasts four…

Mom’s post about dolls with disabilities shows why ‘representation matters’

Mom’s post about dolls with disabilities shows why ‘representation matters’

Lindsay FilcikBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Representation matters.That’s the reason behind one mom’s viral post about dolls with disabilities. Her daughter, Ivy, has Down syndrome and now has a doll that looks just like her.Lindsay Filcik told ABC News’ Good Morning America she believes it is important for children with disabilities to…

Anticipating a vaccine, supply chain preps for challenges ahead

Anticipating a vaccine, supply chain preps for challenges ahead

nevodka/iStockBy SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With the steady march toward a safe, effective and authorized coronavirus vaccine, another race now runs alongside: how to dispatch tens of millions of doses across every corner of the nation and globe, and do it safely, securely and swiftly. The solution will involve complicated logistical calculus, experts…

Los Angeles officials consider stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases keep climbing

Los Angeles officials consider stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases keep climbing

tuachanwatthana/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA and CAMMERON PARRISH, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County is on the brink of ordering new restrictions to combat the rising coronavirus cases, but the latest proposal made by the Health Department won’t bring the area to a complete lockdown.Health officials presented their recommendations for a future stay-at-home order during…