Former Steeler LB Shazier on Aaron Rodgers becoming a Steeler: ‘Let’s make it happen'
It's no secret that Big Ben is likely retiring at the end of the year. Mackenzie Salmon asked former Steeler LB Ryan Shazier if the the franchise is prepared for life after Big Ben and one intriguing replacement came to mind.news.yahoo.com
Search for survivors after Indonesia volcano eruption kills at least 14
Rescuers in Indonesia race to find survivors in villages blanketed by molten ash after the eruption of Mount Semeru killed at least 14 people and left dozens injured. The eruption of the biggest mountain on the island of Java caught locals by surprise, sending thousands fleeing and forcing hundreds of families into makeshift shelters.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Palmview family falls short in ‘light fight’ competition
A Palmview family fell short of taking the top prize for their grand Christmas display in a light competition against three other Texas families. The Cantu family closed out their run on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight Thursday night by showcasing their light display that covered their lawn and their home, though they did not take home the $50,000 grand prize. The family home, located on Breyfogle Road and Expressway 83, is known for its extravagant Christmas display that has become a nearly 30-year-long tradition. The display also includes a “Christmas Cactus” instead of a manger, a carousel, and snowflakes propped on the roof. “We believe in quantity and as many as we can afford on our budget,” he said.myrgv.com
Jimmy Kimmel Rips Into Trump’s Deeply Embarrassing Picture-Book Tour
ABCOn Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel took aim at Trump’s ongoing press tour for his egregiously overpriced picture book—which included a sit-down interview with “the interminable” Mark Levin on Fox News, where the former president was asked a total of zero hard-hitting questions.“Before COVID flew in from the dust, came in from China—which, by the way, Dr. Fauci, who I got along with actually quite well, but I usually did the opposite of what he suggested,” offered Trump in the interview regarding tnews.yahoo.com
Jimmy Kimmel Unloads on Aaron ‘Karen’ Rodgers for COVID Vaccine Lies
ABCAaron Rodgers is currently quarantined with COVID-19 and Jimmy Kimmel did not express any sympathy Thursday night, taking the Green Bay Packers quarterback to task for refusing to get vaccinated.“No one seems to know that he wasn’t vaccinated,” the late-night host explained. “He hasn’t been wearing a mask, even where it’s required, and at one point, he claimed he was ‘immunized,’ but looking back at when he said it, it should have been obvious that he was not.”Kimmel then rewound the tape, adnews.yahoo.com
Actor Jonathan Majors on "The Harder They Fall," a new kind of western with Regina King, Idris Elba
Emmy-nominated actor Jonathan Majors stars as real-life cowboy Nat Love in the film "The Harder They Fall," a fictionalized revenge drama. Majors joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss how this film highlights the figures in the Old West that Hollywood Westerns have forgotten.news.yahoo.com
Jimmy Kimmel Embarrasses QAnoners Who Waited Hours for JFK Jr.
ABC“You know, the country is getting crazier by the minute,” Jimmy Kimmel said Tuesday night. He could have been referring to any number of ridiculous developments, but he specifically wanted to talk about hundreds of “QAnon nuts” who gathered in Dallas, Texas, to “witness the triumphant return of John F. Kennedy Jr., who you may recall is dead.”“But these people believe he didn’t actually die but has been working as a secret agent of Donald Trump to put him in power,” the late-night host continnews.yahoo.com
Mexican women march against femicide on Day of the Dead
Women in Mexico City take to the streets on the Day of the Dead to march against femicide, which commonly refers to the killing of a girl or woman by a partner or family member. Many women at the protest have painted their faces as "Catrinas," a skeletal representation of death.news.yahoo.com
California Officials Reveal How Hiking Family Mysteriously Dropped Dead
YouTube/ABCA family of three found dead on a Northern California hiking trail in August died of heat exposure and possible dehydration, the local sheriff’s office revealed Thursday.“Heat-related deaths are extremely difficult to investigate,” Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese said at a press conference, citing an official cause of death of “hyperthermia and probably dehydration.”The bodies of John Gerrish, Ellen Chung, and their 1-year-old daughter Muji were found mid-August on the Savage Lunews.yahoo.com
Rep. Jim Jordan tells House panel he can’t recall how many times he spoke with Trump on Jan. 6
The statement from Jordan, a potential witness in the House’s investigation of the Jan. 6 attack, came during a Rules Committee meeting on whether to hold former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon in contempt.washingtonpost.com
Jimmy Kimmel Laughs at Trump for Telling Republicans Not to Vote
ABCThis week, Donald Trump caused some potentially catastrophic problems for his own party when he warned that Republicans “will not be voting” in 2022 or 2024 if they don’t “solve” what he is now calling the “Presidential Election Fraud of 2020.”Or as Jimmy Kimmel put it Thursday night, “The angry orange baby is throwing another fit over the election he can’t admit he lost.”After reading the bizarre statement, Kimmel laughed out loud, telling his audience, “I know, I’m confused also. It’s like,news.yahoo.com
Jimmy Kimmel Destroys Bill Cosby for Defending R. Kelly
ABCBack in 2017, singer R. Kelly cast doubt on the dozens of rape allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, saying in an interview, “When you wait 70 years, 50 years, 40 years, to say something that simple, it’s strange,” adding, “You know why I say that is because it happened to me, and it wasn’t true.”Now that Cosby has been released from prison after his conviction was overturned on a technicality, he has returned the favor, defending Kelly, who was finally convicted for sex crimes this week.Wnews.yahoo.com
'The Bachelor' ends controversial season with ratings high
During the “After the Final Rose” special, he revealed that he had broken up with her after the controversy came to light. It's tough to judge whether Harrison's absence had any impact on the “After the Final Rose” ratings, because ABC hadn't done one of those specials since 2018. CBS won the week in the ratings, with an average of 4.5 million viewers in prime time. “The Bachelor,” ABC, 6.1 million. “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose,” ABC, 5.67 million.
Grammy Award ratings drop 51 percent to record low
CBS' Grammys telecast reached 9.2 million — television and streaming — viewers Sunday, the lowest number on record and a precipitous 51% drop from last year, the Nielsen company said. That followed the Golden Globes' 63% decline in ratings a few weeks ago and record low ratings for the Emmy Awards last fall. NBC had 4 million, ABC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. ABC's “World News Tonight" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 8.9 million viewers. “Grammy Awards,” CBS, 9.23 million.
Pandemic Golden Globes ratings plunge 64% to 6.9M viewers
Last year's show, in the pre-lockdown era, reached 18.4 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. The Academy Awards in 2020 reached a record low 23.6 million viewers, and that was also pre-lockdown. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. AdFox News Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.46 million viewers in prime time. ABC's “World News Tonight" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.5 million viewers last week.
New this week: 'Coming 2 America,' Camilo and a dragon movie
(ABC/Paramount+/Amazon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. Ad— A more family friendly streaming option this week is the Walt Disney Co.’s computer animated “Raya and the Last Dragon,” featuring the voices of “Star Wars’” Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as a dragon. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
'The Mighty Ducks' coaxes Emilio Estevez back into acting
This image provided by ABC shows Emilio Estevez in a scene from "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers." (Liane Hektischer/ABC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Emilio Estevez said “The Mighty Ducks” TV series wooed him out of the director’s chair and back into acting, but only because it was a worthy successor to the 1990s movie franchise. Estevez reprises his role as youth hockey coach Gordon Bombay for the Disney+ streaming service's “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers," debuting March 26. Set in contemporary Minnesota, the Ducks are now a successful, win-at-all costs team. AdEstevez, part of an acting family that includes father Martin Sheen ("The West Wing") and brother Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men"), said he had largely stepped away from acting to make independent films, including 1996's “The War at Home.”
'60 Minutes,' 'Equalizer' strong Sunday punch for CBS
This image released by CBS shows Queen Latifah in a scene from the series "The Equalizer." Latifah's drama, “The Equalizer,” was the most popular scripted show on television last week, the Nielsen company said, trailing only first-place “60 Minutes” and giving CBS a strong one-two punch on Sunday. CBS won the week with an average of 4.6 million viewers in prime time. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.5 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million and Telemundo had 1 million. ABC's “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 10.2 million viewers.
ABC News to air newsmagazine on the Black experience
This combination photo shows, from left, Carmelo Anthony, Nick Cannon, David Alan Grier, John Ridley and Danny Glover who will be featured on "Soul of a Nation," an ABC newsmagazine focused on Black life in America. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – ABC News says that next month it will begin airing “Soul of a Nation,” which the network believes is the first prime-time broadcast newsmagazine focused on Black life in America. The network has committed to six episodes that will air on consecutive Tuesday nights. It illustrates the opportunity to both speak to a Black audience and educate others about what is going on in the community. ___This story has been corrected to show that the name of the series creator is Marie Nelson, not Marie Roberts.
Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony
In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. “The impeachment trial that you're all ignoring, I guess you're afraid ...”At that point, he was shouted down by Watters and Gutfeld. “Impeachment? “We will continue to bring you live coverage of the impeachment trial here on One America News,” anchor Jennifer Franco said. During the trial's first afternoon break, Fox turned to Trump spokesman Jason Miller, who denounced the Democrats' case.
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine works, but less so against variants
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020 photo released by Nucleus Network/ABC, clinical trial participants are monitored during Novavax COVID-19 vaccine testing in Melbourne, Australia. The numbers are very small, but Novavax said they suggest the vaccine is nearly 96% effective against the older coronavirus and nearly 86% effective against the new variant. Results from a smaller Novavax study in that country suggests the vaccine does work but not nearly as well as it does against the variant from Britain. Tests suggested that nearly a third of study participants had been previously infected, yet rates of new infections in the placebo group were similar. Called a recombinant protein vaccine, the Maryland company uses genetic engineering to grow harmless copies of the coronavirus spike protein in insect cells.
LA real estate investors buy David Cassidy's Florida home
Amy L. Raff and her husband, Abe Rotchel told the South Florida SunSentinel they weren't looking to buy Cassidy's waterfront home when they started looking at listings in Fort Lauderdale. “It turned out to just be a nice benefit that it used to be his house,” Raff told the newspaper. “It’s a fabulous home in a great location.”The house sold for $2.6 million, the newspaper reported. Raff told the newspaper she had his poster on her wall when she was a young girl. The house was sold at an auction for about $2 million to investors from Maryland.
Homebound viewers boost New Year's Eve ratings; a CNN high
NBC was the highest-rated broadcast network last week, averaging 4.6 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel had 1.7 million viewers, CNN had 1.6 million, Hallmark had 1.42 million, MSNBC had 1.4 million, HGTV had 1.3 million and TNT had 1.2 million. ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.75 million viewers. College Football Bowl Studio, ESPN, 16.1 million. College Football Playoffs Semifinal, ESPN, 13.4 millionCollege Football Bowl Studio, ESPN, 13.5 million.
SEC on ABC: ESPN to be exclusive TV home, starting 2024
The deal makes ESPN the exclusive media rights holder of SEC football and men's basketball, and will end the conference's relationship with CBS after three decades. “So that’s a point of consistency.”The SEC football championship game will also air on ABC. The SEC and ESPN are already in the midst of a 20-year deal that includes a partnership on the SEC Network. For the first time, SEC games will be available to be slotted into ABC's Saturday Night prime-time slot, too. "So Saturday night, prime time on ABC is the highest profile window, the biggest stage in terms of college football.
Billy Porter to join New Year's Eve show from Times Square
Last New Year's Eve, Billy Porter was working in New Orleans. This year he'll still be working — but in New York City. The “Pose” star will join Ryan Seacrest and Lucy Hale on ABC in Times Square on Dec. 31 for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.” The broadcast is closed to the public due to the pandemic. “2020 has been a trying year for the world and I’m thrilled to have Billy and Lucy join me in ushering in a new year with fresh beginnings,” said Seacrest in a statement. As with last year, Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities.