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George Clooney to direct and star in ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ for Netflix

George Clooney has signed on to direct and star in “Good Morning, Midnight” for Netflix. It will be his first project with the streaming service. Clooney and Smokehouse Pictures’ Grant Heslov will produce the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel, “which follows a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the…MORE

Study links common chemical in cosmetics and toothpaste to osteoporosis

Exposure to a chemical commonly used to reduce bacterial contamination in cosmetics, toothpaste and products like toys and clothing may come with an unintended risk — osteoporosis. That’s according to a study in Tuesday’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study looked at data from 1,848 women between 2005 and 2010 and found that…MORE

AbbVie to buy Allergan in a $63 billion drug deal

AbbVie announced it will buy Allergan for $63 billion, combining the companies behind Humira and Botox and creating yet another pharmaceutical behemoth. Allergan, with 2018 revenue of $15.8 billion, focuses on medical aesthetics, eye care, central nervous system disorders and gastroenterology. Its most famous drug is Botox, which is used to treat muscle spasms and…MORE

9/11 first responder says Trump meeting can wait until Congress passes bill

A 9/11 first responder said Tuesday that any meeting involving President Donald Trump can wait until the Senate passes a bill extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is struggling to pay its current claims and will run out of funding next year. “There’s no meeting yet, and frankly, the White House isn’t even…MORE

Judi Dench says work of Weinstein and Spacey should not be forgotten

Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench has spoken of her “agony” at the thought that the works of Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein will be forgotten. Dench, 84, did not defend the behavior of the actors nor reject the allegations against them, but expressed sadness at the erasure of their work. She told the Britain’s Radio Times:…MORE

Lady Gaga blows the roof off Apollo Theater show

With hit after hit, Lady Gaga brought the crowd to their feet for nearly two hours on Monday night at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater. It was a scaled-down, but just as energetic version of her Enigma Las Vegas residency show, with 90 minutes of music and multiple costume changes. “Thank you, Apollo Theater! What a…MORE

‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ shares photo from Beth’s bedside

Duane “Dog” Chapman shared a photo from his wife Beth’s hospital bedside on Monday. The man known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter” posted an image to his Twitter account which showed his wife’s hand resting on what appears to be a hospital bed. The photo shows her well manicured nails, as well as a bandage,…MORE

Dow slides in early trading as sentiment sours

The Dow slipped into the red in early trading Tuesday, as global stocks were weaker in the face of escalating geopolitical tensions. While the Dow opened 0.1%, or 15 points higher, it pared those gains in the first minutes of trading and slipped into negative territory. The S&P 500 was down 0.2% and the Nasdaq…MORE