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Body found in search of lake for 'Glee' star Naya RiveraLOS ANGELES (AP) — A body was found Monday at a Southern California lake during the search for "Glee" star Naya Rivera, authorities said. The body was discovered five days after the 33-year-old Rivera disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son was found July 8 alone a few hours later on a boat the two had rented, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said.
North Dakota metal band apologizes for lack of masks at showDICKINSON, N. D. (AP) — Metal band Great White has apologized for performing at an outdoor North Dakota concert where the crowd didn’t wear masks despite the ongoing threat of the coronavirus. The band drew criticism on social media after the performance Thursday night as part of the “First on First: Dickinson Summer Nights” concert series in Dickinson, in the southwest of the state. Spin magazine posted video showing the crowd packed in and not wearing face masks.
Bollywood's Amitabh Bachchan, 3 family members test positiveNEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son and two other family members have tested positive for the coronavirus in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, a government minister said Sunday. The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said that Amitabh Bachchan was in stable condition with mild symptoms in an isolation unit.
Search of California lake for missing 'Glee' star Naya Rivera continuesLOS ANGELES (AP) — The search to find “Glee" TV show star Naya Rivera in a Southern California lake ended Saturday without any results, authorities said. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet Saturday night that the search of Lake Piru will resume Sunday morning. Authorities said Thursday they believe Rivera, 33, drowned in the lake. Her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat.
Tucker Carlson writer resigns from Fox News after racist posts revealedNEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson’s top writer has resigned from Fox News after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks online. CNN reported Friday that writer Blake Neff used a pseudonym to write bigoted comments about Black and Asian people, as well as women, on the online forum AutoAdmit. Neff began working on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in 2016 and was known as Carlson’s top writer. Neff previously worked as a reporter for the right-wing news outlet The Daily Caller, which Carlson co-founded.
Alums giving LSU scores: 'Rocky,' 'The Right Stuff,' moreBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning composer who wrote scores for movies including “Rocky,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Karate Kid” is giving them to Louisiana State University. William “Bill” Conti and his wife, Shelby Cox Conti, are donating a lifetime of original scores to LSU, where they met as students. The William and Shelby Conti Papers are expected to arrive sometime in the fall, LSU Libraries spokeswoman Sigrid Kelsey said in an email Thursday.
Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114,000DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago. A bidder who wished to remain anonymous snapped up an early version of the pioneering Super Mario Bros. game released in 1985 for Nintendo's NES console during an auction conducted Friday by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.
Beckham son Brooklyn is engaged to actress Nicola PeltzLONDON (AP) — Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they're engaged. Beckham and Peltz both posted the news on their Instagram accounts Saturday. “Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes," Beckham, 21, wrote. “I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day.
Vanessa Guillen convoy will trek 13-mile journey to honor fallen soldierSAN ANTONIO, Texas (WOAI/KABB) - A planned convoy to honor Vanessa Guillen is happening Saturday, a 13- mile journey ending at a Mexican restaurant that will have a memorial dedicated to Vanessa. Participants will begin lining up at 9 a. m. at Gustafson Stadium and leave at 10:30 a. m. Title: Vanessa Guillen convoy. Start time: 07/11/2020 11:59:52 AM. End time: 07/14/2020 11:59:52 AM. The convoy will end at Café Azteca. The group will travel across the city.
Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in FloridaORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge surge of Floridians have tested positive for the new coronavirus in recent weeks.
Jada and Will Smith reveal marriage trouble on Facebook showLOS ANGELES (AP) — With their marriage under social-media scrutiny, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith reaffirmed their commitment to each other as Pinkett Smith admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and Smith were separated. In a one-on-one conversation Friday on Pinkett Smith's series “Red Table Talk,” she said she was reluctantly discussing Alsina's reported comments because of the public speculation they provoked.
Review: Horror films 'Relic' and 'The Beach House' offer two different flavors of frightRelic3. 5 out of 5 StarsDirector: Natalie Erika JamesWriter: Natalie Erika James, Christian WhiteStarring: Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella HeathcoteGenre: Horror, DramaRated: R for some horror violence/disturbing images, and languageSynopsis: When Edna, an elderly woman suffering from dementia, disappears, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam return the family’s country home. They find a dirty, cluttered home void of clues.1
NBC News sets goal of a workforce that is half minorityNEW YORK (AP) — NBC News leader Cesar Conde, in one of his first public acts in the job, has committed to building a workforce at the news organizations he supervises where at least half of the employees are minorities. The staff is currently nearly 27% minority, including 8% each of Black, Latino and Asian workers. Conde set no deadline for achieving his “50 Percent Initiative. ”He also wants women to comprise half the employees at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, and he's already nearly there.
Review: 'Greyhound' is a thrilling WWII tale of uncertainty and trustGreyhound3. 5 out of 5 StarsDirector: Aaron SchneiderWriter: Tom Hanks, C. S. Forester (novel)Starring: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Michael BenzGenre: History, DramaRated: PG-13 for war-related action/violence and brief strong language. Capt Krause (TOM HANKS) with crew on the lookout for German U-Boats in TriStar Pictures' GREYHOUND.
Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aidWASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1. 3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still laying people off in the face of a resurgent coronavirus. The persistently elevated level of layoffs are occurring as a spike in virus cases has forced six states to reverse their move to reopen businesses. Those six — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan and Texas — make up one-third of the U. S. economy.
Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 reliefNEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have joined forces to produce a new version of “One Love,” which will be released July 17 and will also include special guest appearances from other musicians. A music video will also be released that day.
Country band Lady A files suit against singer with same nameNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word's ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed as Lady A for years. The Grammy-winning vocal group filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in federal court after negotiations with Anita White broke down in recent weeks.
Dream job: Company wants to pay you $1,000 to play 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'(KUTV) – An internet company will pay someone $1,000 to play the newest installment of the Animal Crossing franchise -- "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" -- for 50 hours. According toHighSpeedInternet. com, one lucky person will be chosen for the gig. The requirements? You must be 18 or older, a U. S. resident and have a Nintendo Switch as well as a copy of "Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Network: Shepard Smith joins CNBC for weeknight news programNEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith will join CNBC for a weeknight program, the network announced Wednesday. "The News with Shepard Smith" will feature "fact-based storytelling," the network said, and put Smith back in the 7 p. m. Eastern time slot where he was during the early part of his career at Fox News. CNBC says the show will launch in the fall. Smith abruptly quit Fox last fall after being at the network since its start.
Oprah, Lionsgate to help adapt The 1619 Project for film, TVOprah Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt the The New York Times’ recent project examining the legacy of slavery for film and television. Lionsgate said Wednesday that it will work alongside “The 1619 Project” architect Hannah-Jones to develop a multi-media history of slavery and its effects in America for a worldwide audience.