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Could COVID-19 delay the Oscars?

AMPAS/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering postponing the 93rd Oscars, currently set for February 28 on ABC, to a later date, sources tell Variety. However, the details, including potential new dates for the telecast, have not been discussed, according to the insider, and date remains unchanged at this point. At issue are the myriad productions …

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President Trump announces he’s taking hydroxychloroquine

iStock/BartekSzewczyk (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — President Donald Trump is bucking advice from top medical experts concerning anti-malarial medication hydroxychloroquine and is taking the drug to prevent COVID-19.   The drug has not been found to help patients and could lead to negative side effects. President Trump’s decision to take the controversial treatment comes as two White House staffers have tested positive for COVID-19.   He says …

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Elbow room, temperature checks, and masks: What the country’s first post-outbreak concert was like

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images(ARKANSAS) — Someday, hopefully soon, the COVID-19 crisis will be a distant memory, and a trivia question might arise: “Which act played the first live concert during the outbreak?”  The answer is Travis McCready.  He played the country’s first live concert in a venue in two months on Monday night, a show that might be a sign …

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Brad Pitt surprises graduates of Missouri State University with video greeting

ABC/Eric McCandless(MISSOURI) — Like many other grads this year, Missouri State University’s class of 2020 had to make do with a video graduation in this day of social distancing.  Unlike other students, they got a shout-out from Brad Pitt. The Oscar winner recorded a video message to the grads that was shared on the school’s social media on Monday night. “Hi everyone! Brad here …

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