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Ted Nugent reveals agonizing COVID-19 experience

Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus — months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.” “I thought I was dying,” Nugent says in a Facebook live video posted Monday. “I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days,” adding: “So I was officially tested positive for COVID-19 today.” In the video shot at his Michigan ranch, the “Cat Scratch Fever” singer repeatedly uses racist slurs to refer to COVID-19 and reiterates his previous stance that he wouldn’t be getting the vaccine because he claims wrongly that “nobody knows what’s...

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Before ‘American Idol,’ Estero’s Casey Bishop was sports bar karaoke sensation

FORT MYERS, Fla.– It’s rare that a memorable act comes from karaoke night at Shoeless Joe’s sports bar in Fort Myers. Nine years ago, a seven-year-old singer delivered a rousing performance. Her name was Casey Bishop.  Long before the Estero teen made a name for herself nationally as an “American Idol” finalist, Bishop performed karaoke across Southwest Florida hoping to catch her big break.  “We were eating dinner outside and I wanted to do it so badly,” Bishop said of her first time performing at Shoeless Joe’s. “I just...

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Helen McCrory, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ star, dies at 52

Helen McCrory, the British actress best known for her roles in the ‘Harry Potter’ films and ‘Peaky Blinders,’ has died, her husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced Friday. McCrory was 52 and died “peacefully at home” after a “heroic battle with cancer,” Lewis said. She starred as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, and as Polly Gray in the hit crime drama Peaky Blinders. Among her many screen roles, she also portrayed Cherie Blair in “The Queen” and MP Clair Dowar in Bond movie “Skyfall,” reported CNN. McCrory was...

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Grad events to return to Universal Orlando Resort in 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort’s Grad Bash and Gradventure, the resort’s graduation events for high school and middle school students, will return in spring 2022. The grad events will take place across both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, said the resort. Grad Bash dates will be April 1, 2, 8, 29, and 30th. Gradventure will be May 6, 13, and 20th. Graduating students will be able to once again enjoy over 50 attractions across the theme parks. To learn more about Grad Bash, Gradventure or other Universal Orlando Youth Programs,...

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Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez call off engagement

NEW YORK / NBC News — Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have called it quits and announced that their engagement has been called off on NBC’s TODAY show. J-Lo and A-Rod said that they will continue to work together on their shared businesses and projects as friends, the pair said in a joint statement. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the former couple said. “We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind...

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Tokyo Olympics begin in 100 days

After a year of delays and uncertainty, the world is one step closer to a massive milestone. Wednesday, April 14, marks 100 days until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. On Friday, July 23, 11,000 athletes from around the globe will gather in Tokyo to compete on the biggest stage in sports. This year’s Olympics won’t look like any games you’ve seen before. The Olympic Committee has precautions to keep everyone safe. All athletes and staff at the games will quarantine for two weeks before traveling. They will also need to test negative before they leave and once they arrive. The...

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Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ renewed for two more seasons

(CNN) — Dearest readers, prepare for news that will get your petticoats in a twist: Netflix is giving us at least four seasons of “Bridgerton.” Netflix announced it has renewed the Regency period drama from Shonda Rhimes for a third and fourth season on Tuesday. The announcement follows the news that fan-favorite Regé-Jean Page is not returning to the show’s second season, which is currently being filmed. Page won an NAACP Award for his portrayal of the Duke. “Bridgerton” is based on a novel series by author Julia Quinn. The-CNN-Wire & © 2021 Cable News...

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New Book: A Fathers Fight Against Scientology’s Disconnection Policy that Ripped his Family Apart

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Author Brian J. Sheen’s new book, “Relentless, Rescuing My Daughter from Scientology, an Illustrated Story,” (ASIN B091P673ZX) is the struggle of a father and newly pronounced grandfather, attempting to get state and federal officials to preserve the sanctity of his family from the Church of Scientology’s “horrific acts” that ripped his family apart and allegedly violated his human rights, was recently released, Quan Publications announced. The book is now available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle Brian...

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Joseph Siravo, ‘The Sopranos’ actor, dies at 64

Actor Joseph Siravo, who played Tony Soprano’s father Johnny in “The Sopranos,” died on Sunday at the age of 64. Garry Pastore, his co-star, confirmed the news of Siravo’s death in a post on Instagram on Sunday night, saying, “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Garry Pastore (@garry_pastore) Along with his role as Johnny Boy Soprano, Siravo starred in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,”...

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DMX dead at 50 following heart attack

NEW YORK / CNN — DMX, a famed rapper and actor, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50-years-old. “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” family’s statement read in part. The rapper had been hospitalized for the last week after suffering a heart attack at his home in New York, according to his longtime attorney, Murray Richman. DMX (Dark Man X) began rapping...

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