Month: April 2020

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Hulu(NEW YORK) — Looking for a book to read and a show to binge while in quarantine? Normal People has you covered on both fronts. The beloved 2018 Sally Rooney novel — even former President Barack Obama is a fan — has been adapted into a series on Hulu, which begins streaming today.  Set in Ireland, it revolves around the relationship between Connell, […]

ABC TV/AMPAS(LOS ANGELES) — The Oscars are changing up the rules in light of COVID-19’s effect on the movie industry. For this year only, due the closure of movie theaters across the country, streamed films will be eligible for the 93rd Academy Awards. The rule typically states that a film must be shown in a […]

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Another major reunion took place this week as the original cast of Melrose Place came together for the first time in eight years to help raise money for COVID-19 relief. During Tuesday’s episode of Stars In The House, hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley brought the crew back together for a virtual reunion that also raised donations for The Actors Fund. Coming […]

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 225,000 people worldwide. More than 3.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems […]

kali9/iStockBy MERDITH DELISO, MARK CRUDELE, JOSH MARGOLIN, and AARON KATERSKY, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — A Brooklyn man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stealing nine coronavirus relief checks from the mail. The nine checks totaled more than $12,000, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court. Feng Chen, 31, allegedly was […]

LPETTET/iStock(CARSON CITY) — As lawmakers in Western states join forces to tackle the next steps in handling the coronavirus pandemic, Nevada’s governor has created a roadmap for how he plans to safely reopen the economy. Gov. Steve Sisolak joined ABC News’ “Pandemic: What You Need to Know” on Wednesday to discuss the recently formed Western […]

FILE photo – Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio vehemently condemned a large funeral for a Orthodox rabbi Tuesday night amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and received staunch criticism in return for his comments. In a series of tweets, de Blasio wrote that his […]

LPETTET/iStockBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — For the first time, New York City is making marriage licenses available online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new order, slated to last until May 18, will allow people to obtain marriage licenses online. The city is calling this transition to online […]

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — In the last 24 hours, there were more than 240 damaging storm reports from Texas to Illinois. These storms also produced a tornado north of New Orleans and just east of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri, winds gusted up to 70 to 80 […]

Davel5957/iStockBy JAMES HILL, ABC News (DETROIT) — City commissioners in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak voted on Tuesday to censure one of their own members after she participated in a rally earlier this month organized in protest of Michigan’s strict stay-at-home orders. The 5-2 vote for an official rebuke of Commissioner Kim Gibbs, one […]

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