Bette Midler Shares First Look From ‘Hocus Pocus’ Reunion With Sarah Jessica Parker And Kathy Najimy

Bette Midler shared a first-look teaser from rehearsal with her “Hocus Pocus” co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who are preparing to reunite for a Halloween virtual event on Oct. 30, 2020.

The 74-year-old Midler captioned the pic, that shows the trio rehearsing in full costume in front of a green screen, “Your 3 fav witches – @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME – are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET.  The virtual event is titled “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” and promises to be one of the “hottest pandemic-safe Halloween events of the year.” Virtual event tickets are priced at $10, and will benefit NYRP, an organization that Midler began back in 1995 to help preserve open green spaces in New York City.

“Hocus Pocus” was released in1993. It follows a comedic trio of witches who are accidentally resurrected by a teenager in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween. The film received mixed reviews from critics at the time, but was rediscovered by audiences who made it the cult classic that it is today.

Bette Midler Teases Hocus Pocus Reunion with Cast Photo: ‘Best Thing to Happen to Halloween’


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Monday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys Lose To Arizona Cardinals 38-10

The Arizona Cardinals improved to a 4-2 record with a 38-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday at AT&T Stadium. Kyler Murray, Christian Kirk and Kenyan Drake led the way for the Cardinals. The Cowboys offense failed, as the team played their first full game without the injured Dak Prescott.

With the win, Arizona — which hasn’t made the postseason since the 2015 season — helped close the gap on the 5-0 Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West.

The Cowboys fell to 2-4 but remained in first place over the 1-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.

Cowboys vs. Cardinals score: Kyler Murray throttles Dallas with defensive help, Andy Dalton unimpressive


U.S. DOJ Indicts Russian Intelligence Officers In Global Hacking Cyber Attacks

On Monday, the U.S Department of Justice announced grand jury indictments of six Russian intelligence officers for cyber crimes, including disrupting the power grid in Ukraine, interfering in the French election and crashing computer systems around the world.

Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh accused the men, members of the Russian security agency GRU who were operating out of a Moscow military unit, of carrying out the malware attacks between 2015 and 2019. The group, nicknamed is also accused of meddling in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and hijacking government websites in the country of Georgia. The GRU group developed malware that brought down the computers in two Pennsylvania hospitals and infected computers in 60 physician offices and 18 community satellite facilities belonging to the Heritage Valley Health System. The accused men do not live in the United States and were listed as wanted by the FBI.

GRU hackers were accused in the indictment of sabotaging computers with the Olympic Destroyer cyberattack during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, as well as attacking computers belonging to the International Olympic Committee, Olympic partners and athletes, making it look as though North Korea was responsible.

DOJ charges 6 Russian military officers allegedly involved in hacking


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7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Near Alaska Triggers Tsunami Warning

On Monday, a tsunami warning was issued for southern Alaska after a major earthquake and large aftershock hit near the Alaskan Peninsula. The warning was later downgraded to an advisory by the National Weather Service.

An initial earthquake with a 7.5 magnitude occurred around Sand Point, Alaska, a city on one of the Shumagin Islands, just before 1 p.m. local time. According to the Official U.S. Geological Survey. An aftershock hit the area about 20 minutes later at a magnitude of 5.8. The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coasts from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska to Unimak Pass, Alaska. Police in Homer, Alaska, asked anyone in the potential flooding zone to move to higher ground immediately in fear of a potential tsunami.

7.5 magnitude Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami advisory


Tennessee Titans Face Potential Fine After Investigation Into COVID-19 Outbreak

According to sources, the Tennessee Titans may receive a fine for COVID-19 violations but will not lose draft picks or forfeit any games following the outbreak within the organization. No individual players are facing disciplinary action following a review by the NFL and the league’s players association. Among the issues discovered were poor communication regarding workouts outside of the team facility and failures to wear masks when required. 

The Titans cooperated with the review and were presented with the findings when it was complete. 23 players and staff members were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the outbreak, and the team facility was closed for 16 days. Tennessee’s Week 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was moved to Week 7, while its Week 5 game against the Bills was moved to a Tuesday. 

The Titans are 5-0 and will face the undefeated Steelers at Nissan Stadium on Sunday.

Source: Titans face fine as NFL ends virus audit


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Actor Jeff Bridges Reveals He’s Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges revealed on Twitter Monday night that he’d been diagnosed with lymphoma. The 70-year-old actor said his doctors say his “prognosis is good” and will start treatment.

Bridges tweeted, “As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light. I have been diagnosed with lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors, and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.” Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting network.

Bridges thanked everyone for their love and support and reminded them to vote, saying, “I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends,” Bridges added. “Thank you for your prayers, and well wishes. And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. Love, Jeff.”

Jeff Bridges, 70, Reveals Lymphoma Diagnosis: It’s A ‘Serious Disease’ But My ‘Prognosis Is Good’


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Lady Gaga To Play Ex-Wife Of Maurizio Gucci In Ridley Scott Film ‘Gucci’

Lady Gaga will be back on the big screen after landing the leading role in Ridley Scott’s new film, Gucci. Gaga will star alongside Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Adam Driver and Jared Leto as Patrizia Reggiani, an Italian socialite and ex-wife of Mauricio Gucci, who was convicted of organizing his assassination. 

Reggiani and Gucci had two daughters together, Allegra and Alessandra, before Gucci left Reggiani for a younger woman in 1985 after 12 years of marriage. They were officially divorced by 1991. In March 1995, Maurizio Gucci was murdered and almost two years later in 1997, Reggiani was arrested for arranging the killing and was subsequently charged and sentenced to 29 years.

The film adaption of Gucci, written by Roberto Bentivegna, is based on the the book, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden.

Gucci will begin filming March, 2021 in Italy, and is currently set for a November, 2021 release.

Lady Gaga’s ‘Gucci’ Movie to Begin Filming in Italy in March!


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Stars Of “Designing Women” Reunite For Virtual Table Read For Charity

The characters from the classic sitcom Designing Women reunited for a table read for charity nearly three decades since the finale of the show.

Former series stars and celebrity superfans helped raise money for Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, and World Central Kitchen’s COVID-19 relief efforts to get fresh, nourishing meals to responders working on the frontlines and vulnerable communities across the country.

Returning stars who are reprised their roles included Jean Smart (Charlene Frazier-Stillfield), Annie Potts (Mary Jo Shively), and Scott Bakula (Ted Shively).  Sheryl Lee Ralph previously starred in the series in the role of Etienne Toussaint Bouvier, but played the character Mrs. Sundemeyer this time around. They were joined by Wendi McLendon-Covey as Suzanne Sugarbaker (originally played by Delta Burke), Kyra Sedgwick as Julia Sugarbaker (originally played by Dixie Carter), and Leslie Jordan as Ray Don Simpson (originally played by Arlen Dean Snyder). 

The video for the Designing Women table read can be found on YouTube.

Watch Designing Women stars reunite for charity table read with Jean Smart, Annie Potts, more


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Los Angeles Dodgers Beat Atlanta Braves To Capture NL Pennant

The Los Angeles Dodgers captured the National League pennant on Sunday by beating the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in Arlington, Texas, in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.

The Dodgers Cody Bellinger’s seventh-inning home run broke a 3-3 tie created by Kiké Hernández’s solo home run the previous inning. The Dodgers trailed in the series 2-0 and 3-1 before rallying to come back and win the NLCS. Los Angeles was baseball’s best team in the regular season, winning 43 of 60 games.

The Dodgers will meet the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series.  The Rays won the American League pennant Saturday by beating the Houston Astros. Game 1 of the World Series is set for Tuesday night, October 20th at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Tex.

L.A. Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves, will play Tampa Bay Rays in World Series


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CalWood Wildsire Continues To Spread As Colorado Cameron Peak Tops 200,000 Acres

A wildfire that originated in California has now spread to more than 8,000 acres in less than 24 hours, forcing more than 3,000 evacuations on Sunday. The CalWood Fire began burning in Boulder County on Saturday and quickly grew to 8,788 acres. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Division Chief Mike Wagner said it is already the largest blaze in the county’s history. Wagner said the causes for both blazes in Boulder County remained under investigation, but the area has experienced “critically dry” conditions for weeks. He added that efforts to combat the fires have been hampered by the weather.

The CalWood Fire is located just 50 miles southeast of the Cameron Peak Fire, the largest in Colorado’s history and the first to burn more than 200,000 acres, which was 62% contained on Sunday. In addition,the East Troublesome Fire north of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo., grew to 12,655 acres at 5% containment.

The entire state of Colorado is experiencing drought conditions for the first time since 2013, with nearly 60% in extreme drought or worse, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Wildfires continue to rage through Colorado forests, 2 months after 1st eruption