Florida, Texas have nearly 40% of new COVID hospitalizations in U.S.
Florida has had more coronavirus cases than all 30 states with the lowest case rates combined, according to the White House pandemic response team. During a press briefing Thursday, team members also said that Florida and Texas alone have accounted for nearly 40 percent of new hospitalizations across the country.news.yahoo.com
Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations
LOS ANGELES – Gabrielle Union and NBC said Tuesday that they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing as a judge on “America's Got Talent,” which she said was retaliation for her complaints that the show tolerated racism on the set. “We’ve reached an amicable resolution," Union and the network said in a joint statement. "NBC Entertainment appreciates the important concerns raised by Gabrielle Union and remains committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds are treated with respect.”Both sides declined further comment, and would not give further details. Variety reported soon after that Union, who is Black, believed she was fired because she had asked NBC and the show’s producers to respond to an environment that tolerated racist jokes and remarks from judges and producers. NBC said the investigation "found an overarching culture of diversity on the show.”___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton.
'60 Minutes' aside, summertime escapism rules network TV
LOS ANGELES Summertime escapism in the form of talent and game shows ruled on broadcast TV, with 60 Minutes the exception. For the week, CBS averaged 3.8 million viewers and NBC was second with 3.3 million. ABC had 2.9 million viewers, Fox had 1.8 million, Univision had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 890,000 and CW had 610,000. MSNBC had 1.8 million, CNN had 1.6 million, HGTV had 1.3 million and TLC had 1.2 million. 60 Minutes, CBS, 7.9 million.
Julianne Hough mourns her dogs' deaths in touching Instagram tribute
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(CNN) - Julianne Hough is mourning the death of her beloved dogs, Lexi and Harley. The "America's Got Talent" judge on Saturday shared a photo on Instagram of herself cuddling the two "babies." "Pure love is real, it existed through us," Hough wrote in the caption. "Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such." "Thank you Lexi and Harley, for teaching me grace, softening my heart, and showing me love.
Judges Cry as Kodi Lee Takes Home Big Prize on 'America's Got Talent'
America has voted and the winner of the $1 million and star of a show in Las Vegas is Kodi Lee. Singer Kodi Lee took home the big prize on America's Got Talent Wednesday night. Lee won the hearts of millions when his audition for the show went viral this past summer. Gabrielle Union was so moved by his talent, she gave Lee the Golden Buzzer right off the bat. Now after weeks of competition with his mom by his side every step of the way, Lee won it all.
Simon Cowell looks different after going vegan
Simon Cowell attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on Aug. 13, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (CNN) - People have noticed that Simon Cowell is looking a bit different these days. "My memory's better, I feel better, so I didn't find it difficult. "Simon Cowell new face looks like a doll that you leave out in the sun to long and it starts melting," one person tweeted. What the 59-year-old has said is that he not only feels better, but he thinks he looks better.
Wait! Why are the Redskins on? Where's 'Trial and Error'?
ROANOKE, Va. – Planning to watch "Trial and Error" Thursday night on WSLS 10? Beginning at 7:30 p.m., WSLS 10 will be airing the Washington Redskins first preseason game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The reason NFL preseason football is airing and not "Trial and Error" is because WSLS 10 has an agreement to air certain Redskins preseasons games in the Roanoke-Lynchburg television market. Thursday night's two new episodes of "Trial and Error" will be shown back-to-back on WSLS 10 beginning at 2 a.m. Friday. Thursday night's episode of "America's Got Talent" will be shown on WSLS 10 at 2 p.m. on Sunday.