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  • Review: 'Hamilton' is an exquisite gift for those longing for a return to the theater

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Hamilton. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Thomas Kail. Writer: Ron Chernow, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr. , Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs. Genre: Musical, History. Rated: PG-13 for language and some suggestive material. Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Alexander Hamilton, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan, Daveed Diggs stars as Marquis de Lafayette and Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing' now lets users go for a swim

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — "Are you serious? I can't swim? " It's a complaint as old as video games themselves. Anyone who has ever played a video game where your character dies after falling into the water feels this pain. While Nintendo's newest "Animal Crossing" game isn't quite like that, characters were prevented from entering the water by an invisible barrier. Well, that's all over now. Starting Friday, characters can swim, but there's a catch. It'll cost you.
  • Beloved comedy legend Carl Reiner dead at 98

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SBG) — Comedic legend and "Dick Van Dyke Show" creator Carl Reiner has passed away at the age of 98, multiple sources confirm. Celebrity website TMZ said the Hollywood icondied Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, California, surrounded by family members. Reiner was an ingenious writer, producer, director and actor; plus the recipient of multiple awards in his career that spanned across seven decades.
  • Joe Exotic asks Donald Trump Jr. for federal pardon

    ...- KEVIN SEVERIN | KOKH Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Joseph Maldonado-Passage, widely known as Joe Exotic, is now asking Donald Trump Jr. for a federal pardon. In a series of letters posted to Maldonado-Passage's personal Facebook page on Friday, the ex-G. W. Zoo owner addressed Donald Trump, Jr. , asking Trump to meet with Maldonado-Passage's attorneys.
  • Kid Cudi, Kanye West tease new 'Kids See Ghosts' animated show

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Kanye West and Kid Cudi have released a trailer for their new animated show. Kid Cudi shared a teaser trailer for the show "Kids See Ghosts", which shares the name with the pair's collaboration album. Takashi Murakami will be at the helm of the production, with West taking over the role of his signature "Kanye Bear", while Cudi plays the role of "Kid Fox. " "KIDS SEE GHOSTS ANIMATED SHOW TEASER!!
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in July 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    There's a litany of acclaimed and beloved films leaving Netflix throughout July including "Solo: A Star Wars Story," the Back to the Future trilogy, "Ant-Man and the Wasp," "E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Sex and the City 2" and "Stuart Little. " There's also a mass exodus of A24 films leaving (some of which I've included in my list below). Blue Valentine.
  • Tidal, Revolt TV pull podcast episode featuring Russell Simmons after backlash

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – REVOLT TV and TIDAL are under fire from fans after the companies included Russell Simmons in a new episode of the N. O. R. E hosted "Drink Champs" podcast, where they discussed the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. Both streaming platforms have removed the episode from their podcasts sections as well as all promotional material regarding the episode after facing backlash from fans.
  • Miley Cyrus reveals she's now six months sober

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Miley Cyrusrevealed in an interview that she's been sober for six months. The 27-year-old singer told Variety she got "sober sober" after having vocal cord surgery at the end of last year. Cyrus, who has been open about smoking marijuana in the past, said her decision to get sober was initially just about the surgery. Her recovery included a four-week period where she wasn't allowed to speak.
  • Opera house reopens, holds concert for packed house ... of plants

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    BARCELONA, Spain (SBG) — Studies suggest talking and singing to your plants helps them grow, but the research is still out on the effects of playing them a symphony. That's what one string quartet did in Barcelona, Spain. TheGran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened Monday and performed its first concert since the coronavirus lockdown. Since the audience consisted of plants, no one had to worry about social distancing.
  • NBC pulls several '30 Rock' blackface episodes from circulation

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — NBC has pulled several episodes of the "30 Rock" television series from streaming and syndication because actors are shown in blackface. Tina Fey, the executive producer and series' star, apologized for the pain the episodes have caused, USA Today reported. The four episodes pulled are the following: Season 3, Episode 2 "Believe in the Stars" Season 5, Episode 10 "Christmas Attack Zone" Season 6, Episode 19 "Live from Studio 6H"
  • Rock band Grateful Dead releases line of vegan deodorant

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — If 2020 hasn't surprised you enough, add this to the list of things you didn't see coming. The rock band Grateful Dead has released a line of vegan deodorant. Have you ever wanted to smell like a Deadhead? How exactly do you think a Deadhead would smell? Odds are you might say patchouli, beer and/or maybe even a little weed. How about rose, lavender or juniper? Those are some of the scents used in the new hygiene product line.
  • Thousands sign petition to rename Columbus, Ohio to 'Flavortown' in honor of Guy Fieri

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (SBG) —A petition to rename the city of Columbus, Ohio is cooking up a flavorful alternative. The petition has quickly gained thousands of signatures. Tyler Woodbridge created the petition, saying the community needs a new name altogether. Woodbridge's petition is pushing for the city to be renamed to "Flavortown, Ohio. " "Columbus is an amazing city, but one whose name is tarnished by the very name itself," the petition reads. "
  • Charlamagne Tha God to host 'Lift Every Voice' Juneteenth special with musical guests

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – The upcoming Juneteenth is going to be special for the Black community as big companies are making the day a paid holiday with plenty of events scheduled. Live Nation Urban and LiveXLive Media, Inc. in particular are collaborating with Color of Change for a special event called "Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special. " "Juneteenth is the ultimate celebration of Black history and heritage.
  • Kanye West could be making his way into the beauty industry

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Much like the rest of his famous family, it looks like Kanye West is putting his Yeezy sneakers to the side for a bit and getting into the beauty business. With his wife and sister-in-laws’ building multi-million dollar empires through the beauty business, it isn't surprising West might have gained an interest in starting his own cosmetic brand.
  • Twitter abuzz that Spongebob is gay after Nickelodeon tweet honoring LGBTQ+ community

    ...- TONY FORTIER-BENSEN, WCIV
    CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) — On Saturday morning, the children's network Nickelodeon celebrated Pride Month with a tweet, which included one of their most popular characters Spongebob Squarepants. The tweet includes Spongebob, Avatar Korra from 'The Legend of Korra', who identifies as bisexual, and actor Michael D. Cohen from 'Henry Danger' who reportedly transitioned from female to male two decades ago.
  • Review: 'Hamilton' is an exquisite gift for those longing for a return to the theater

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Hamilton. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Thomas Kail. Writer: Ron Chernow, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr. , Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs. Genre: Musical, History. Rated: PG-13 for language and some suggestive material. Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Alexander Hamilton, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan, Daveed Diggs stars as Marquis de Lafayette and Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing' now lets users go for a swim

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — "Are you serious? I can't swim? " It's a complaint as old as video games themselves. Anyone who has ever played a video game where your character dies after falling into the water feels this pain. While Nintendo's newest "Animal Crossing" game isn't quite like that, characters were prevented from entering the water by an invisible barrier. Well, that's all over now. Starting Friday, characters can swim, but there's a catch. It'll cost you.
  • Beloved comedy legend Carl Reiner dead at 98

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SBG) — Comedic legend and "Dick Van Dyke Show" creator Carl Reiner has passed away at the age of 98, multiple sources confirm. Celebrity website TMZ said the Hollywood icondied Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, California, surrounded by family members. Reiner was an ingenious writer, producer, director and actor; plus the recipient of multiple awards in his career that spanned across seven decades.
  • Joe Exotic asks Donald Trump Jr. for federal pardon

    ...- KEVIN SEVERIN | KOKH Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Joseph Maldonado-Passage, widely known as Joe Exotic, is now asking Donald Trump Jr. for a federal pardon. In a series of letters posted to Maldonado-Passage's personal Facebook page on Friday, the ex-G. W. Zoo owner addressed Donald Trump, Jr. , asking Trump to meet with Maldonado-Passage's attorneys.
  • Kid Cudi, Kanye West tease new 'Kids See Ghosts' animated show

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Kanye West and Kid Cudi have released a trailer for their new animated show. Kid Cudi shared a teaser trailer for the show "Kids See Ghosts", which shares the name with the pair's collaboration album. Takashi Murakami will be at the helm of the production, with West taking over the role of his signature "Kanye Bear", while Cudi plays the role of "Kid Fox. " "KIDS SEE GHOSTS ANIMATED SHOW TEASER!!
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in July 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    There's a litany of acclaimed and beloved films leaving Netflix throughout July including "Solo: A Star Wars Story," the Back to the Future trilogy, "Ant-Man and the Wasp," "E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Sex and the City 2" and "Stuart Little. " There's also a mass exodus of A24 films leaving (some of which I've included in my list below). Blue Valentine.
  • Tidal, Revolt TV pull podcast episode featuring Russell Simmons after backlash

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – REVOLT TV and TIDAL are under fire from fans after the companies included Russell Simmons in a new episode of the N. O. R. E hosted "Drink Champs" podcast, where they discussed the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. Both streaming platforms have removed the episode from their podcasts sections as well as all promotional material regarding the episode after facing backlash from fans.
  • Miley Cyrus reveals she's now six months sober

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Miley Cyrusrevealed in an interview that she's been sober for six months. The 27-year-old singer told Variety she got "sober sober" after having vocal cord surgery at the end of last year. Cyrus, who has been open about smoking marijuana in the past, said her decision to get sober was initially just about the surgery. Her recovery included a four-week period where she wasn't allowed to speak.
  • Opera house reopens, holds concert for packed house ... of plants

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    BARCELONA, Spain (SBG) — Studies suggest talking and singing to your plants helps them grow, but the research is still out on the effects of playing them a symphony. That's what one string quartet did in Barcelona, Spain. TheGran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened Monday and performed its first concert since the coronavirus lockdown. Since the audience consisted of plants, no one had to worry about social distancing.
  • NBC pulls several '30 Rock' blackface episodes from circulation

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — NBC has pulled several episodes of the "30 Rock" television series from streaming and syndication because actors are shown in blackface. Tina Fey, the executive producer and series' star, apologized for the pain the episodes have caused, USA Today reported. The four episodes pulled are the following: Season 3, Episode 2 "Believe in the Stars" Season 5, Episode 10 "Christmas Attack Zone" Season 6, Episode 19 "Live from Studio 6H"
  • Rock band Grateful Dead releases line of vegan deodorant

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — If 2020 hasn't surprised you enough, add this to the list of things you didn't see coming. The rock band Grateful Dead has released a line of vegan deodorant. Have you ever wanted to smell like a Deadhead? How exactly do you think a Deadhead would smell? Odds are you might say patchouli, beer and/or maybe even a little weed. How about rose, lavender or juniper? Those are some of the scents used in the new hygiene product line.
  • Thousands sign petition to rename Columbus, Ohio to 'Flavortown' in honor of Guy Fieri

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (SBG) —A petition to rename the city of Columbus, Ohio is cooking up a flavorful alternative. The petition has quickly gained thousands of signatures. Tyler Woodbridge created the petition, saying the community needs a new name altogether. Woodbridge's petition is pushing for the city to be renamed to "Flavortown, Ohio. " "Columbus is an amazing city, but one whose name is tarnished by the very name itself," the petition reads. "
  • Charlamagne Tha God to host 'Lift Every Voice' Juneteenth special with musical guests

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – The upcoming Juneteenth is going to be special for the Black community as big companies are making the day a paid holiday with plenty of events scheduled. Live Nation Urban and LiveXLive Media, Inc. in particular are collaborating with Color of Change for a special event called "Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special. " "Juneteenth is the ultimate celebration of Black history and heritage.
  • Kanye West could be making his way into the beauty industry

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Much like the rest of his famous family, it looks like Kanye West is putting his Yeezy sneakers to the side for a bit and getting into the beauty business. With his wife and sister-in-laws’ building multi-million dollar empires through the beauty business, it isn't surprising West might have gained an interest in starting his own cosmetic brand.
  • Twitter abuzz that Spongebob is gay after Nickelodeon tweet honoring LGBTQ+ community

    ...- TONY FORTIER-BENSEN, WCIV
    CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) — On Saturday morning, the children's network Nickelodeon celebrated Pride Month with a tweet, which included one of their most popular characters Spongebob Squarepants. The tweet includes Spongebob, Avatar Korra from 'The Legend of Korra', who identifies as bisexual, and actor Michael D. Cohen from 'Henry Danger' who reportedly transitioned from female to male two decades ago.
  • Popular cartoon 'Paw Patrol' character 'Chase' facing pressure from activists

    ...- DAVE BONDY, WEYI
    FLINT, Mich. (WEYI) – Some people are calling for the Nickelodeon Network show "Paw Patrol" to be canceled or to eliminate police dog character Chase. The controversy started following a Tweet in which Paw Patrol said, "In solidarity of #amplifymelanatedvoices we will be muting our content until June 7th to give access for Black voices to be heard so we can continue to listen and further our learning. #amplifyblackvoices"
  • 'I want to keep his life private': Iggy Azalea reveals she has a son

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Since rumors of her giving birth to a child sprung up towards the end of 2019, Iggy Azalea had been pretty quiet. Now, in an Instagram story, the rapper has revealed that she has a son. "I kept waiting for the right time to say something but it feels like the more time passes the more I realize I’m always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world," Azalea said.
  • 'Live PD' host says he wishes show would have retained footage of Javier Ambler's death

    ...- CBS Austin
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — Following the cancellation of "Live PD" by A&E amid the controversy over the in-custody death of Javier Ambler, host Dan Abrams said he wished the show had retained the footage of his death. Ambler died in the custody of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office following a chase last year.
  • Ava DuVernay announces new LEAP initiative to change the narrative around police abuse

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -Ava DuVernay's Array media company announced the launch of a new initiative designed to put a spotlight on police brutality and hold police officers accountable. DuVernay announced the Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP) on the Ellen (DeGeneres) Show, which will fund 25 projects across different mediums including film, theater, photography, poetry, music, and dance.
  • Kanye West officially the highest-paid musician in the world

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Forbes has announced the 2020 edition of its annual Celebrity 100 list, revealing Kanye West as the world's highest-paid musician. With $170 million in earnings so far this year, the rapper and entrepreneur takes the number two spot on the list, just behind sister-in-law Kylie Jenner, whose billionaire status has been called into question regarding the finances of her highly successful Kylie Cosmetics brand. West is far ahead of the next musician on the list.
  • Report: Kanye West covers college tuition for daughter of George Floyd, donates $2 million

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Kanye West has paid college tuition for George Floyd's daughter in the wake of his May 25 death at the hands of a police officer. A representative for West confirmed to CNN that he set up a 529 education plan to fully cover 6-year-old Gianna Floyd's college costs. He also made a $2 million donation that will be dispersed between the families of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
  • Jay-Z takes out full-page ads in newspapers across the US in honor of George Floyd

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - On June 2, many joined together across social media for Blackout Tuesday,a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Jay-Z took this chance to take out full-page ads in several newspapers across the county in honor of Floyd, an unarmed African American who was killed by Minneapolis police. “In dedication to George Floyd.
  • Disney pledges $5 million to nonprofit organizations in wake of George Floyd's death

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – The Walt Disney Co. is pledging $5 million to social justice nonprofit organizations in the wake of George Floyd's death. The company said in a press release,its first move will be donating $2 million to theNAACP to "further their longstanding work promoting social justice by eliminating disparities and racial discrimination through their advocacy and education programs. "
  • Father's Day with the spring and summer releases from The Folio Society

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Working in the news industry has kept me busier than I had been before the coronavirus pandemic. That's not a complaint, I enjoy a certain sense of security that many of my family and friends in the entertainment industry are sorely missing. I miss seeing movies in theaters and the occasional night out for some live theater. I also miss the peace and calm that I feel while sitting, escaping this world for another in a book.
  • Carole Baskin awarded 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic's former zoo

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (SBG) — Just when you think the "Tiger King" saga couldn't get any wilder, something like this happens. In the latest chapter in the "Tiger King" saga, Carole Baskin wins ownership of Joe Exotic's animal park in court Monday. (Photo: Netflix via CNN Newsource) Carole Baskin,an animal welfare activist who runs Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, has won a major victory in court against her nemesis, Joe Exotic.
  • Sylvester Stallone to narrate 'Rocky' documentary

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — The "Italian Stallion" is back for another round, narrating a new documentary that follows the original "Rocky" movie titled "40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic. " Sylvester Stallone, 73, will provide a voice-over for the film, which is a blend of director John Avildsen's home movies, rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage. Stallone was a relatively unknown actor when he wrote the original screenplay for "Rocky" and starred in it.
  • HBO Max picks up 87,000 new users at launch

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — HBO Max is up and running. While it's unclear how well the new streaming service will do up against giants like Netflix and Hulu, there's one thing that's certain. HBO Max, owned by AT&T, picked up 87,000 new users on its launch day, Sensor Tower reported. That number seems like a lot, but compared to other platforms, like Quibi, that picked up 380,000 initial subscribers, or Disney Plus, which snagged 5 million at its launch, 87,000 pales in comparison.
  • Netflix, Hulu, other streaming services show support for Black Lives Matter amid protests

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services are showing their support for the global protests stemming from the death of George Floyd. "To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter," Netflix wrote. George Floyd died earlier this week after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, now charged with third-degree murder, was filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck during an arrest.
  • Cardi B takes to social media to speak on protests, police death of George Floyd

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Cardi B is among many artists speaking out about the death of George Floyd after a video surfaced of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the unarmed black man's neck as he proclaimed multiple times that he could not breathe. Chauvin was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The video has sparked protests in Minneapolis and across the country in major cities such as New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Charlotte.
  • Hulu launches 'Watch Party' feature that lets you have virtual movie nights with friends

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Hulu has launched a feature that lets you have virtual move nights with your friends while hunkered down because of the coronavirus. The streaming service is testing a "Watch Party" feature where up to eight people can connect over a long distance and tune in to their favorite shows and movies together. Hulu says to participate, you must have a "No Ads" subscription or a "No Ads + Live TV" subscription, along with a supported web browser.
  • Spotify kicking 10,000-song limit to the curb

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — If you're a Spotify subscriber, get ready for an unlimited music collection. Before now, users could only keep up to 10,000 songs in their library. Once a user hit that limit, they would get a message that said, "Epic collection my friend. There’s no more room in Your Library. To save more, you’ll need to remove some songs or albums. ” Fans of the streaming service have been asking for the unlimited change for more than six years.
  • Review: 'Space Force' plots a strange trajectory, finds its course in the end

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — In Netflix's new comedy "Space Force," Steve Carell leads a talented cast as Mark R. Naird, a newly decorated four-star general with aspirations of heading the Air Force, is assigned to lead the newly created Space Force. He’s less than thrilled. SPACE FORCE (L TO R) STEVE CARELL as GENERAL MARK R. NAIRD in episode 104 of SPACE FORCE (Photo: Netflix)
  • Elon Musk, singer Grimes slightly change their newborn child's unique name

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Elon Musk and his girlfriend, Canadian pop star Grimes, are backtracking a little on their newborn son's unique name. The couple had their first child, X Æ A-12 Musk, on May 5. Speculation quickly rose that the name wouldn't be legal under California law, which is where the couple live. California dictates that names can only use the 26 letters in the English alphabet. Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, posted an update on Instagram.
  • Betty White doing just fine during pandemic, but she has some thoughts on it

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — America's sweetheart Betty White says despite the coronavirus pandemic, she has been blessed with incredibly good health — and self isolation is keeping it that way. The Emmy-winning actress has been staying in her southern California home. The national treasure herself said the pandemic is "Mother Nature’s way of telling us all to slow down,"Closer Weekly reports.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in June 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    WASHINGTON (KUTV) — June officially brings us summer, warmer weather and an expanding variety of outdoor options as we make our way through the coronavirus shutdown and reemerge a little more thankful for the small things. Still, there will be late nights to spend watching television. To that end, here's a look at what is coming to Netflix in June, 2020. There's a healthy mix of new content and catalog titles.
  • Pixar's short film 'Out' features first gay main character

    ...- WKRC Staff
    CINCINATTI (WKRC) — Pixar's latest short film features its first gay main character. The short film "Out," was released on Disney+ Friday. It tells the story of a man named Greg who struggles with coming out as gay to his parents. The film takes on a whimsical twist when Greg switches bodies with his dog, causing him to realize he shouldn't hide who he is from his parents. "Out," was directed by Steven Clay Hunter. His previous credits include "Finding Nemo," and "Wall-E. "
  • 'Finally Can Say I Graduated': Quavo announces he's a high school graduate

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - The graduating class of 2020 can add a member of the hugely popular rap group, The Migos, as a fellow graduate. Rapper Quavo of the trio has crossed graduating high school off of his to-do list. The "MotorSport" rapper shared photos of himself with a traditional cap and gown on Instagram where he revealed in the caption that he’d finally earned his high school diploma. In his post, he also hinted the idea of adding a college degree to his resume.
  • Tune in for the '3-DAY SUMMER MUSIC WEEKEND' on STAR 101.5!

    ...- STAR Staff
    Join the dance party on STAR 101. 5 with our3-DAY SUMMER MUSIC WEEKEND! Hear your favorite summer songs all weekend long through Memorial Day. LISTEN HERE or tell your smart speaker to "Play KPLZ". STAR 101. 5 FM. So Northwest.
  • 'Queer Eye' guys head to Philly in new season premiering June 5

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    PHILADELPHIA (SBG) — "In the City of Brotherly Love, self-love conquers all. " 'Queer Eye' guys head to Philly in new season set to premiere June 5 (Video: Netflix via CNN Newsource) The "Queer Eye" guys are headed to Philadelphia and the season looks packed with emotion. Season 5 with the "Fab Five" features: Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert; Tan France, fashion expert; Karamo Brown, culture expert; Bobby Berk, design expert; and Jonathan Van Ness, grooming expert.
  • Haven't used Netflix in a while? Your subscription could get canceled

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Have you parted ways with your Netflix account? Are you in an open relationship with other streaming services? Have you ghosted it? If you don't act soon, the subscription service may be the one giving you the old, "It's not you, it's me" line. The company said it will start asking its inactive users if they want to keep their membership. If they don't respond, or say they don't want it, Netflix will automatically cancel their service.
  • Feel old yet? Pac-Man turns 40 on Friday!

    ...- FAITH CAIN | WSTM Staff
    SYRACUSE, N. Y. (WSTM) — Pac-Man turned 40 on Friday! The video game debuted in Tokyo, Japan at an arcade on May 22, 1980. The game originally was called, "Puck-Man. " The name was changed because the games American distributor was worried that kids would change the "P" to an "F" on the marquee. Thus, "Pac-Man" was born. To this day, only a handful of people have completed a perfect game. This is when players finish with no lives lost and the maximum number of points at each level.
  • Thanks to TikTok and a FedEx driver, boy exchanges skateboards with his idol Tony Hawk

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — With some major help from a thoughtful FedEx driver, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk once again proves why he's the best in the business. The professional skater sent a Georgia boy new skateboards this week after the child used a rather unique way to get in touch with him. It all started when Cooper Morgan, 6, tracked down a FedEx driver, Mikail Farrar, as he was running his route through his neighborhood.
  • Fashion meets face coverings: Banana Republic selling masks again

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — If you're still looking for fashionable, yet affordable, face coverings to protect your family from the coronavirus pandemic, Banana Republic is throwing its hat in the "face mask" ring again. The $20 face coverings are for both adults and children. Banana Republic said the company will donate $10 of each mask sold to Feeding America; a COVID-19 response fund that supports kids and families in need. If you're interested, better act quick.
  • Google honors famous Hawaiian artist, known for 'Over the Rainbow,' on his 61st birthday

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Google is known for its unique homepages commemorating anniversaries, people and events. On Wednesday, the search engine used the feature to honor an important figure of the past. The Google doodle highlights the life of IsraelKamakawiwo'ole. The animation features the Hawaiian singer-songwriter's beloved rendition of "Over the Rainbow" on what would have been his 61st birthday. Kamakawiwoole died June 26, 1997, but that hasn't stopped his impact.
  • Maine man sings with Rascal Flatts, gets signed to label

    ...- WGME Staff
    PORTLAND, Maine (WGME) - A man fromWaterville, Maine got the chance to perform with the lead singer of Rascal Flatts and then was signed to his new label. Jeremy Greene challenged Rascal Flatts singer Gary Levox to a sing-off during the "COV-AID" charity event to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Maine man sings with Rascal Flatts, gets signed to label (WGME) Levox accepted and was so impressed with Greene’s performance he actually signed him to his new label.
  • Bend and snap! Mindy Kaling picked as 'Legally Blonde 3' writer

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) —Get ready to bend and snap because "Legally Blonde 3" just got a major update! Mindy Kaling has reportedly signed on to write the third installment of the series, along with Dan Goor. Reese Witherspoon played the iconic Elle Woods, a sorority queen turned hotshot lawyer, and it's her "Hello Sunshine" production company that's slated to spearhead the film. The actress is expected to reprise her role nearly 20 years after the first movie was released. via GIPHY.
  • Icon Julie Andrews discusses importance of 'getting back to sharing' during COVID-19

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) —Every child's favorite nanny is bringing families together again. This time it's during the coronavirus pandemic. Julie Andrews has started a new podcast, Julie's Library, where she reads books to her listeners. Known for famous roles as "Mary Poppins" and "Maria Von Trapp," Andrews is working with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, who is a children's author herself. The idea for the podcast was sped up due to COVID-19.
  • Ryan Seacrest insists he didn't have a stroke after fans raised concerns

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) —America can relax. Ryan Seacrest is just fine, sources say. Fans started speculating Sunday night that the radio personality had a stroke during the "American Idol" finale. Seacrest was hosting the show from home; something Seacrest's representative said has been a stressful adjustment. At one point during the show, his right eye appeared droopy and he seemed to slur his speech.
  • Actress Tara Reid may play Carole Baskin in 'Tiger King' movie

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — From sharks to tigers. Talks are in the works for actress Tara Reid to portray Carole Baskin in a movie adaptation of "Tiger King. " The "Sharknado" star has been speaking with producers, discussing the possibility of her playing Joe Exotic's arch-nemesis,People magazine reports. The real Carole Baskin runs Big Cat Rescue, a nonprofit animal sanctuary based near Tampa, Florida. She was featured in the 2020 Netflix series.
  • George Lopez releasing his first comedy special on Netflix

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — The countdown is on for comedian George Lopez. The actor is releasing a comedy special on June 30 and it's heading to Netflix. This is Lopez's first special on the streaming service. He's also had four onHBO, the most recent being in 2017. His latest show, "George Lopez: We'll Do It For Half," refers to his famous (or infamous) line. The story dates back to January of this year.
  • Jonah Hill swears the most of any film actor, study finds

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Jonah Hill swears more on-screen than any other film actor, one study finds. Buzz Bingo looked through 3,500 films to find the most foul-mouthed actor of all time. It found that Hill was just ahead of Leonardo DiCaprio. Hill uttered 376 swear words throughout his career; DiCaprio at 361. Other contenders included Al Pacino, Adam Sandler and Samuel L. Jackson.
  • 'Hunger Games' prequel hits shelves Tuesday; takes place 64 years before original novel

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) —Suzanne Collins' final installment of "The Hunger Games" was released more than a decade ago. And for fans of the series, this week is a big one. "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," a prequel written by the bestselling author, will be released Tuesday, May 19. Publisher Scholastic said the new release takes place 64 years before the original novel, which was on The New York Times Best Seller list for more than 260 weeks.
  • J. Cole's Dreamville Festival 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – J. Cole's upcoming annual Dreamville Festival taking place in Raleigh, N. C. has been canceled due to the coronavirus and the concerns for safety that surround it. "After much deliberation and careful monitoring of the current situation, we have decided to cancel," the Dreamville camp announced on its website. The second annual Dreamville Festival, which was originally set for April 4th, was then rescheduled for Aug.
  • With No. 1 hit, once-ousted producer Dr. Luke marks comeback

    ...- Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — In 2014, songmaster Dr. Luke had logged his 16th No. 1 with Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” solidifying his place as pop music’s reigning prince of hits, a throne that could only be challenged by one another person — his mentor Max Martin. He seemed unstoppable. But the hits came to a halt as Dr.
  • Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Best In Show” and “Anchorman,” has died. He was 86. Willard’s daughter, Hope Mulbarger, said in a statement Saturday that her father died peacefully Friday night. The cause of his death has not been released. “He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end,” Mulbarger said. “We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever. ”
  • Classic Tony Hawk video games are getting massive overhauls for current consoles

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- The skateboarding video game franchise that defined both the genre and a generation is getting a massive overhaul. Classic Tony Hawk skateboarding video games are getting massive 4K overhauls for the current generation video game consoles. (Video: Activision via CNN Newsource) Cue the nostalgia! Famed skateboarder Tony Hawk used his 52nd birthday on Tuesday to announce "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2" are being remastered. "#THPS is back!
  • Trailer released for new documentary following the life of Rep. John Lewis

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — A new trailer is out for a documentary about Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga. , following his life before and after he took the political world by storm. "John Lewis: Good Trouble" will be released in theaters and via home video starting July 3. Before he was known as a politician, Lewis was known as a civil rights hero. While the lawmaker is admired by both Republicans and Democrats nowadays, he's not like any other politician in Washington.
  • Tony Shalhoub and his wife reveal they contracted, recovered from coronavirus

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Tony Shalhoub has revealed he and his wife have recovered from the coronavirus. Tony Shalhoub reveals that he and his wife have recovered from coronavirus. (Photo: CNN, POOL via CNN Newsource) Known for his role in the television series "Monk," the actor opened up about testing positive for COVID-19 on the new Peacock web series, "The At-Home Variety Show. " Shalhoub said it was a "rough few weeks.
  • Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce take top spots on Billboard Charts

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj have come out on top of this week’s Billboard Hot 100 with their fiery remix of Doja Cat's hit single “Say So”. The song has given both artists their first No. 1 hit on the charts, beating Megan Thee Stallion remix to her hot single “Savage,"which featured Beyonce. Though there can only be one on top, these four women have accomplished history.
  • No 'physical' festival for Cannes, but select films will screen elsewhere

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- The Cannes Film Festival can get in line. Like everything else these days, the coronavirus pandemic has sidelined the event. No 'physical' festival for Cannes, but select films will screen elsewhere (Photo: CNN via CNN Newsource) The invitation-only event has gone on for decades in the resort town on the French Riviera. Tuesday was supposed to mark the first day of the festival, but what organizers are calling the "physical edition" of the event is canceled.
  • Premiere date set for the final season of '13 Reasons Why'

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Netflix has announced the premiere date for the final season of "13 Reasons Why. " Netflix announces premiere date for the final season of "13 Reasons Why" (Video: Netflix via CNN Newsource) The popular young adult drama, originally based on Jay Asher's 2007 novel, will premiere on June 5. The story follows various classmates after a teenager sends audio recordings to them, explaining why she committed suicide.
  • Actress America Ferrera and her husband welcome second child

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- America Ferrera is now a mom of two! Ferrera and her husband, Ryan Piers Williams, welcomed their second child, daughter Lucia Marisol Williams on May 4. Ferrera waited until Mother's Day to make the official announcement on her Instagram page. "LUCIA MARISOL WILLIAMS arrived on May 4th to give me my Mother’s Day hugs and kisses herself. Mama, Dada & Big Brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family.
  • Jay-Z's Team Roc calls for fast action in Ahmaud Arbery case

    ...- Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) — The social justice arm of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company on Sunday called on Georgia officials to take quick action in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say was killed by two white men as he ran through a Georgia neighborhood. Musicians Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Alicia Keys, Mario “Yo Gotti” Mims, Robert “Meek Mill” Williams and two attorneys signed Team Roc's open letter published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and directed at state officials.
  • Andre Harrell, music mogul and founder of the iconic 'Uptown Records,' dies at 59

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Andre Harrell, music mogul, icon and founder of the hugely influential R&B and hip-hop label Uptown Records, has passed away at the age of 59. Although details on his death are unknown, Harrell's passing was first announced by DJ D-Nice on his Instagram Live early Saturday morning, May 9 before separate sources confirmed with TMZ. The Bronx-born mogul entered the music business as a part of the hip-hop duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde in 1981.
  • Little Richard, flamboyant rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 87

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday after battling bone cancer. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning.
  • Hundreds of celebrities unite for 'All-In-Challenge' to raise money for families in need

    ...- WBFF STAFF
    If you would like to make a bid or a donation, click HERE. WASHINGTON (WBFF) — After weeks of quarantine, people are anxious to get out of their homes, but hundreds of celebrities are going in "all in" ... to help raise money for those in need during this uncertain time. Video: Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • Betty White gives fans an early Christmas gift with announcement of new Lifetime movie

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – You won't have to wait a lifetime to see a Betty White Christmas movie. Lifetime announced that everyone's favorite actress will star in a Christmas movie this year at the age of 98, according to a news release. White is the main character in a currently untitled holiday film where she "helps whip would-be Santa’s into shape, spreading the true meaning of Christmas and leading everyone to wonder: is she secretly be Mrs. Claus? ", Lifetime says.
  • Fans are still freaking out over Adele's return to social media, sporting a new look

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- In just one post, British singer Adele has set social media on fire for days (figuratively, of course). In an Instagram post marking her 32nd birthday Wednesday morning, Adele thanked "first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives" during the coronavirus pandemic. But, that's not what's got fans in a flutter. In the photo, Adele is grinning ear-to-ear, showing off her noticeably thinner figure.
  • Here's your chance to golf with Justin Timberlake and Bill Murray

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    MONTEREY, Calif. (SBG) -- Some would call this unprecedented round of golf the most interesting game ever. Here's your chance to golf with Justin Timberlake and Bill Murray (Photo: CNN, KEQC via CNN Newsource) As part of the "All-In Challenge," a lucky winner can hit the links with singer Justin Timberlake and actor Bill Murray. It only costs $10 to enter and qualify for a chance to win a round of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Course in Monterey, California.
  • Take a look inside! Kelly Clarkson's $10 million home is up for sale

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    LOS ANGELES (SBG) -- If you're on the hunt for a new home and you've got $10 million burning a hole in your pocket, Kelly Clarkson can help. Kelly Clarkson is selling her $10 million home — See inside! (Photo: Compass. com, MLS. com) The "American Idol" and Grammy award-winner has listed her Los Angeles. Even if you're not searching the housing market in Southern California, the photos are still fun to look at.
  • Jessica Simpson says she was body-shamed by Vogue 'for having boobs'

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Vogue has apologized to Jessica Simpson after the singer says she felt body-shamed by the fashion and lifestyle magazine. The story appeared Monday in Vogue. com's oral history of the Met Gala, the same day the canceled 2020 event was set to take place. Simpson's issue with the publication was sparked by an anecdote from Sally Singer, digital creative director for Vogue.
  • Pandemic sends Miranda Lambert on cross country trip in a trailer

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Appearing to take a cue from her song "Highway Vagabond," country star Miranda Lambert is hitting the road. Instead of starting on a new tour, Lambert is taking a road trip with her husband,Brendan Mcloughlin. Lambert detailed how most of her traveling has consisted of her rolling in, playing a show and rolling out to the next place. The singer said the coronavirus pandemic sparked an epiphany for her.
  • Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' documentary now out on Netflix

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Obama. It's a legacy that carries a lot of weight. People all across the United States, even throughout the world, have an opinion when you say the name. But, what happens when you're the one who bears it? Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' documentary now out on Netflix (Photo: Netflix via CNN Newsource) Michelle Obama. You know her name, you know her face, but do you really know the former first lady?
  • Archie turns 1! Harry and Meghan share adorable video on son's birthday

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    LOS ANGELES (SBG) -- Happy birthday, baby Archie! Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born May 6, 2019, and theDuke and Duchess of Sussex took their son's first birthday as an opportunity to raise money for charity. The couple shared a video of Meghan Markle reading the children's book "Duck! Rabbit! " to her young son, all filmed by Harry himself.
  • Dame Judi Dench just became Vogue's oldest cover star, proving age really is just a number

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Dame Judi Dench, decked out in Dolce & Gabbana, has become the oldest person ever to be featured on the cover of British Vogue. Dench, 85, was photographed in March before lockdown measures due to the coronavirus pandemic went into effect. She will grace the June edition's cover. Dench, best known for her roles in "Shakespeare in Love" and the James Bond movie "Skyfall" recently acted in the Broadway adaptation of "Cats.
  • Trailer released for 'Space Force,' series premieres on Netflix this month

    ...- CODY MILLER | KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) -- The television show that was born from one of President Donald Trump’s more “spacey” initiatives had its first teaser trailer drop on Tuesday. “Space Force,” inspired by the newest branch of the U. S. Armed Forces, stars Steve Carell, John Malkovich and Ben Schwartz, who most recently voiced the eponymous speed demon in the blockbuster "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie. The Netflix show, which is developed by Carrell and one of the men responsible for the U. S.
  • Tom Cruise working with NASA to shoot a film in outer space

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Action. Tom Cruise. Space. What more do you need in a film? Regardless of Tom Cruise's movie mission, NASA is ready to accept even if it seems impossible. The space agency told CNN on Tuesday they are working with Cruise to shoot a film in outer space, aboard the International Space Station. It's unclear how/when the actor will be launched into space, but, if it pans out, Cruise would be the first actor to endure extraterrestrial travel.
  • Katy Perry reveals Met Gala dress was to pay tribute to Madonna, baby bump

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- The coronavirus pandemic has America pining for things that "what would have," could have and should have been. People around the world are mourning moments, memories and interactions lost; no different are celebrities. The 2020 Met Gala "About Time: Fashion and Duration" may have been postponed, but that hasn't stopped singer Katy Perry from showing off the ensemble she was set to wear at the event.
  • Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff to throw virtual block party

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," the hugely popular '90s sitcom, will be celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year and to commemorate the special occasion, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff are throwing a virtual block party. “It’s humbling to see how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and our music has transcended time and continued to shape pop culture,” DJ Jazzy Jeff told Rolling Stone.
  • STAR 101.5 to honor a local nurse every hour to celebrate National Nurses Day

    ...- STAR Staff
    Everyone at STAR 101. 5 is celebrating National Nurses Day by honoring one local nurse every hour on the air from 6 AM - 7PM on Wednesday, May 6th to show our sincerest appreciation. For the past week, our listeners were encouraged to nominate a deserving nurse in our area, someone who goes above and beyond. Thirteen nominees were chosen and each of the nurses will be treated to a two-night stay at Staypineapple Hotels and a $100 gift certificate to Mama Stortini's. LISTEN to STAR 101.
  • Space, but make it fashion: Barbie launches new designs inspired by 'Star Wars'

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Two worlds collide as Barbie gets both a rebel- and imperial-inspired treatment. Mattel's fashionista celebrated the unofficial "Star Wars" Day with the release of four new dolls. This isn't the first time Barbie has tackled the galaxy far, far away. In 2019, the toy giant released versions of Princess Leia, Darth Vader and R2-D2. So far, Ken hasn't been reimagined for the "Star Wars" world, but there's always next year.
  • Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman engaged 10 months after wife Beth's death

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Reality television star Duane "Dog" Chapman is engaged! In an interview with The U. S. Sun Newspaper and later on social media, Chapman confirmed he got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Francie Frane, at their Colorado home. "So when I came in I was like, 'Wow, this is awesome,' " Frane, 51, told the news outlet. "Then he said, 'Come in, sit down because I need to talk to you.
  • Elon Musk, singer Grimes announce son's birth, revealing a very unusual baby name

    ...- KATIE CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Elon Musk and his musician girlfriend Grimes have welcomed a baby boy into their family. Elon Musk, singer Grimes announce birth of new baby — revealing a very unusual name (Photo CNN via CNN Newsource) The 32-year-old singer had her first child on Monday. Musk, 48, confirmed the big news on Twitter, saying "Mom and baby all good. " Musk first broke the news when a Twitter user asked him for an update on the baby.
  • Sony partners with IMAX to release theatrical movies through new streaming service

    ...- KHALID LAWS
    IMAX and Sony Pictures Entertainment are partnering up to distribute hundreds of new and old movie titles on the theater giant's at-home platform, IMAX Enhanced. Sony Pictures will be releasing all of their hundreds of new titles in IMAX format over the next few years, which will include all of their upcoming movie releases and IMAX's theatrical releases.
  • AC Milan, Roc Nation partner for virtual fundraising concert

    ...- Associated Press
    AC Milan and Roc Nation have partnered to stage a virtual live event on Sunday headlined by Alicia Keys that will pay tribute to workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic in Italy and beyond. Funds raised through the event will benefit global humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief and Milan’s philanthropic foundation. Viewers will be able to donate via the “From Milan with Love” fundraising site and AC Milan’s Facebook page. The hour-long tribute is scheduled for Sunday at 9 p. m.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in May 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - Maybe you've binged your way through your A-list, B-list and never-would-watch lists and are desperate for something (anything) new. The good news is that May is nearly here and Netflix has a bounty of new titles to fill your afternoons with. Comedy specials from Jerry Seinfeld and Patton Oswald; a second season of "Dead to Me;" more "Magic for Humans;" an interactive "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and the final run for "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. "
  • Will Smith reunites the cast of 'The Fresh Prince' on new Snapchat show

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – On the series finale of his hit snapchat show, Will From Home, Will Smith reunited with the cast of the iconic show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. ""The Fresh Prince" was a hit sitcom about a boy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that that ran on NBC from 1990-1996.
  • Vanilla Ice revamps home of special needs teacher in Florida

    ...- MADELINE MONTGOMERY, WPEC
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (WPEC) — Resident celebrity Vanilla Ice is fixing up a special needs teacher’s home in Port St. Lucie. "They don't pay teachers a lot of money to fix up houses and houses are kind of pricey you know when they've gone to waste like this one," said the rapper. Lana Watson teaches at Mariposa Elementary School. Her house has had an issue with rot and mold for almost ten years. "I had really been concerned because the damage was so bad," said Watson.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in May 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — With April wrapping up, it's just about time to look ahead to May. First, before we can welcome new titles, we have to say goodbye to a few old familiars. Here are five titles that caught my eye. Limitless. Released in 2011, "Limitless" caught Bradley Cooper on the rise. The commercial success of "The Hangover" was behind him, but the critical acclaim of "Silver Linings Playbook" was just ahead.
  • Couple Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler getting divorced after 10 years together

    ...- JASON HALL, WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A famous Nashville couple has split up after 10 years together. Former Vanderbilt and NFL quarterback Jay Cutler and reality star Kristin Cavallari both announced their decision to file for divorce on Sunday via Instagram. "With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce," Cutler and Cavallari wrote on their respective accounts.
  • Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis launch 'Quarantine Wine' to support COVID-19 relief efforts

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have launched a "Quarantine Wine" brand to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The husband-wife duo announced the news on social media, saying 100% of the profits will go to fighting the coronavirus. The wine is a 2018 Pinot Noir blend made in Willamette Valley, Oregon, with pre-orders shipping early next month. You can choose from a two-pack, three-pack, six-pack or 12-pack.
  • Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti released from jail over coronavirus fears

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti has been released from a New York jail due to coronavirus fears, according to CNN. Dean Steward, one of Avenatti's attorneys, told CNN he was released from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan Friday morning. Our source says Judge James Selna ruled earlier this month that Avenatti must surrender to authorities and return to the jail after 90 days. "We're really gratified that the judge took the action that he did.
  • Actor Tom Hanks sends typewriter to bullied boy named 'Corona'

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - A young boy from the Gold Coast in Australia received an extraordinary gift from actor Tom Hanks. The 8-year-old boy, named Corona De Vries, wrote to Tom Hanks for advice after children at school bullied him for his name. "Corona-virus, they just kept on saying that," he said, shaking his head. "And I get really mad. " Corona De Vries (Photo: CNN Newsource) So, he penned a letter to the celebrity couple. "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hanks," the letter started. "My name is Corona.
  • Review: 'Extraction' is heavy on action, lacks character development and plot

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Extraction. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Sam Hargrave. Writer: Joe Russo. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, David Harbour. Genre: Action. Rated: R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use. EXTRACTION, 2020Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake and Randeep Hooda as Saju in Extraction. (Photo: Jasin Boland/NETFLIX)
  • Woods, Brady, Manning, Mickelson to play golf for coronavirus fundraiser

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — A major sporting event is being held next month to raise money towards coronavirus relief. Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Phil Mickelson will face off in a televised two-on-two golf match. It is expected to be held next month and air live on TNT. A location, specific date and charity to raise funds for has not been determined yet. Turner Sports says they are working with government and public health officials to figure out the safest way to make this event happen.
  • HQ Trivia app raises money for New Jersey's coronavirus fund

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Popular trivia app HQ Trivia is trying to make a major difference during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The app announced they'll be donating one dollar to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund for every player who joins Wednesday night's 9 p. m. EST game. HQ Trivia's fundraiser will happen on the same night a "Jersey 4 Jersey" telethon for the same fund will be held and broadcasted across local stations in the state. The one-hour telethon, which starts at 7 p. m.
  • 'Tiger King' stars refute claims made by Arkansas wildlife sanctuary

    ...- Shelby Rose
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – The most-watched documentary series on Netflix has raked in more than 35 million viewers, and the stars of "Tiger King" have spoken exclusively to KATV refuting a claim made by Arkansas’s Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. In a Facebook post, Turpentine Creek says they have more than a dozen tigers bred by Joe Exotic himself and are asking for donations. But Jeff and Lauren Lowe the now-owners of the Greater Wynnewood Zoo say that’s misleading. “It doesn’t surprise me.
  • Report: A-Rod, Jennifer Lopez attempting to buy the Mets

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are exploring the possibility of purchasing the New York Mets, Sportico reports. The power couple has reportedly retained bank JPMorgan Chase to raise funding for a possible bid. Rodriguez and Lopez have also partnered with investment partner Wayne Rothbaum, according to a subsequent report from Sportico. Rothbaum was previously involved with a bid to buy the Miami Marlins alongside former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and U. S.
  • Bon Jovi cancels '2020' tour so fans can get refunds

    ...- WOAI Staff
    SAN ANTONIO (WOAI) — Bon Jovi announced on Monday of the cancellation of its tour in support of their new album "2020. " The tour, which was previously postponed, is now canceled so fans can get a refund that can be used for more pressing needs. “Due to the ongoing global pandemic, it is no longer feasible for Bon Jovi to tour this summer," the band said in a statement posted on their website. "Given these difficult times, we have made the decision to cancel the tour entirely.
  • Everyone's talking about 'Too Hot To Handle,' and these are the best reactions so far

    ...- EMILY FABER, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    NEW YORK CITY (SBG) - On April 17, I innocently opened Netflix to find something to watch while I ate dinner. I've never been one to put any effort into browsing Netflix, so I usually end up rewatching the same five shows that I've already seen a million and one times. But that Friday night, the main banner of Netflix was advertising something called "Too Hot To Handle," and it caught my eye.
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