The View’s Meghan McCain and her husband, Ben Domenech welcomed the birth of their first baby, a girl named Liberty Sage McCain Domenech. A tweet from the official Twitter account of “The View” confirmed the news.
McCain has been working remotely for “The View” from home for the final months of her pregnancy, as doctors advised she should be “extra vigilant” amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The 35-year-old daughter of the late Sen. John McCain married Domenech, the co-founder and publisher of The Federalist, in 2017. A spokesperson for McCain said that “mother and baby Liberty are healthy and doing well.”
The “Saved by the Bell” reboot has an official premiere date at Peacock. The streaming service said the reimagined version of the hit show will hit the air on November 25.
In a description of the new series, “when California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids a much-needed dose of reality.”
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez are set to star in the new series, reprising their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater. Mark-Paul Gosselaar is also set to return as Zack, but he will not be a full-time cast member because of his series regular commitment to ABC’s “mixed-ish.” John Michael Higgins also stars as Principal Toddman alongside the new class featuring Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Josie Totah, and Haskiri Velazquez.
You can check out the latest clip on the Saved by the Bell reboot announcement at the link: here.
The Tampa Bay Lightning won their first Stanley Cup since 2004 with a 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the series on Monday night. It is the Lightning’s second Cup in franchise history.
Tampa Bay defeated the Stars in a postseason that featured two Canadian ‘bubble’ sites due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedma won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Team captain, forward Steven Stamkos, had to sit out most of the series. He last played in Game 3 of the final before being ruled out with a core muscle injury.
The NHL is the first of the four major North American professional sports leagues to crown a champion since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
House Democrats unveiled a scaled-back $2.2 trillion aid on COVID-19 relief, even though there was no progress in continuing negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The latest proposal would revive a $600-per-week pandemic jobless benefit and send a second round of $1,200 direct payments to most individuals. It would scale back an aid package to state and local governments to a still-huge $436 billion, send a whopping $225 billion to colleges and universities, and deliver another round of subsidies to businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Pelosi said Monday that she remains in contact with Mnuchin, with whom she negotiated several earlier relief packages. The two spoke briefly on Sunday and Monday evening and are slated to talk again Tuesday morning, according to Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill..
Pelosi’s office has said she’s considering putting the new measure up for a floor vote if talks this week with the Trump administration prove fruitless. “Democrats are making good on our promise to compromise with this updated bill, which is necessary to address the immediate health and economic crisis facing America’s working families right now,” Pelosi said in a letter to her colleagues. “We have been able to make critical additions and reduce the cost of the bill by shortening the time covered for now.”
Late on Monday, Microsoft Corp confirmed that a recent change it introduced likely caused a major outage, affecting users’ access to multiple Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook.com and Microsoft Teams. The developer of Windows and Office software said it did not “observe an increase in successful connections” even after it rolled back the change to mitigate the impact.
Microsoft said on its status page, “We’re pursuing mitigation steps for this issue. In parallel, we’re rerouting traffic to alternate systems to provide further relief to the affected users.”
Microsoft also said they were working to evaluate other solutions while they investigate the root cause of the outage.
Doc Rivers has stepped down as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after seven seasons. The Clippers had a 49-23 record in the regular season, but blew a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals against the Denver Nuggets.
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said in a statement, “Doc has been a terrific coach for the Clippers, an incredible ambassador, and a pillar of strength during tumultuous times. He won a heck of a lot of games and laid a foundation for this franchise. I am immeasurably grateful to Doc for his commitment and contributions to the Clippers and the city of Los Angeles. I am also extremely confident in our front office and our players. We will find the right coach to lead us forward and help us reach our ultimate goals. We will begin the search and interview process immediately.”
Riverssaid in a statement posted to Twitter, “Thank you Clipper Nation for allowing me to be your coach and for all your support in helping make this a winning franchise. When I took this job, my goals were to make this a winning basketball program, a free agent destination, and bring a championship to this organization. While I was able to accomplish most of my goals, I won’t be able to see them all through. Though it was a disappointing ending to our season, you are right there and I know what this team is capable of accomplishing with your support. Thank you to all the players, coaches and staff for helping us get here. Most importantly, thank you to the fans. We went through a lot, and I am grateful for my time here.”
Amanda Seyfried and husband Thomas Sadoski have welcomed their second child together, a baby boy. The pair announced the news via INARA and War Child USA. “Since the birth of our daughter 3 years ago our commitment to the innocent children that are so brutally affected by conflict and war has been a driving force in our lives. With the birth of our son the work of INARA and War Child has become our North Star.”
Seyfried and Sadoski have been married since March 2017 and also share their 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter Nina.
HBO announced Monday it has renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two more seasons, which will keep the show on air through 2022. Each episode features an opening monologue, followed by round-table discussions with guests and interviews.
Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president and HBO programming, said in a statement, “For 18 seasons, Bill Maher and the talented team at Real Time have given audiences an unparalleled platform for debate, comedy, and social discourse. We’re so happy to continue this partnership.”
Said Maher, “18 years — I can’t believe I’m turning 18 and HBO isn’t making me leave home. Thrilled to be living under their roof for another couple of years.”
Authorities say that NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana and his wife, Jennifer, rescued their grandchild from an attempted kidnapping Saturday at their home in California.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that the suspect, identified as Sodsai Dalzell, entered the Montana residence in Malibu around 5 p.m. Saturday. The statement alleged that she kidnapped the Montanas’ 9-month-old grandchild by removing the child from a playpen in the living room, then walked upstairs with the child, where she was met by Montana and his wife, according to the sheriff’s department.
The statement said, “Mr. Montana, and his wife Jennifer, confronted the female, attempted to de-escalate the situation, and asked for the suspect to give back their grandchild. A tussle ensued and Mrs. Montana was able to safely pry the child out of the suspects arms. The suspect fled to a nearby house, where she was located and arrested by Malibu/Lost Hills Deputie. She was charged with kidnapping and burglary. The child was not injured.”
Montana said in a statement on social media.: “Thank you to everyone who has reached out. Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well. We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time.”
Citing tax-return data, the New York Times reported on Sunday that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises to offset hundreds of millions of dollars in income. The Times also said the President also paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years through 2017, despite receiving $427.4 million through 2018 from his reality television program and other endorsement and licensing deals.
The disclosure of previously private tax information came little more than a month before the Nov. 3 election between Trump and Joe Biden. Calling the report “total fake news” at a White House news conference, Trump again cited an ongoing audit as his reason for not releasing his returns. In a statement to the Times, Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, said Trump had paid millions of dollars in personal taxes over the last decade, without weighing in on the specific finding of minimal income taxes.
Trump’s consistent refusal to release his taxes has been a departure from standard practice for presidential candidates. He is currently in a legal battle with New York City prosecutors and congressional Democrats who are seeking to obtain his returns.