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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Surprise NYC Nurse With Performance Of “Everlong”

Dave Grohl delivered a surprise acoustic performance of the Foo Fighters’ hit “Everlong” to a surprised New York City nurse and fan on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The late night TV show host has been honoring a health care worker each week and recruited Grohl to surprise an emergency and trauma nurse from the Jacobi Medical Center named TJ Riley. Riley himself contracted Covid-19, along with what he estimated as 60 percent of the hospital staff. 

Grohl helped pay tribute to Riley by dedicating an acoustic version of “Everlong” and told the nurse “TJ, thank you so much for everything that you’ve done for so many people. It’s much appreciated.” Watch the show clip at the link here.

Watch Dave Grohl Surprise An Emergency Trauma Nurse With Performance Of Everlong

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House Delays Their Return To Capitol; Senate Says They Will Be Back On May 4th

House leaders announced on Tuesday that a plan to return to normal legislative business next week will be delayed, despite the Senate planning to resume work on May 4.

“We will not be meeting next week,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told reporters, citing rising Coronavirus case numbers in the Washington, D.C. metro area. “The numbers in the District of Columbia are still going up, so there’s not a flattening of the curve. We made a judgment that we will not come back next week, but that we hope to come back very soon.” Hoyer added.

In the meantime, talks will continue between the two parties on possible changes to House rules to make it easier to conduct business during the pandemic. The decision by House Democrats means there will be a split in the Capitol, as the House will continue to hold off on legislative work, while the Senate is slated to return on Monday, May 4th.

House scraps plans to return to the Capitol while Senate forges ahead

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Hillary Clinton Endorses Joe Biden For President

Presidential nominee Joe Biden won the endorsement on Tuesday of Hillary Clinton.  The endorsement, at an online town hall on the effects of the coronavirus crisis on women, came as Biden aims to raise his profile with female voters and other key demographic groups. Biden has vowed to pick a woman as his running mate this year; he introduced Clinton at the town hall as the person who should be now be president. Clinton told the former vice president: “I am thrilled to be part of your campaign to not only endorse you but to help highlight a lot of the issues that are at stake in this presidential election.”

Clinton – who was formerly the Secretary of State, as well as a U.S. senator from New York, and of course, First Lady – was defeated in the 2016 presidential election by Republican Donald Trump, despite winning the popular vote. She also lost the 2008 Democratic presidential race to Barack Obama, whom Biden served as vice president.

Clinton was Obama’s first secretary of state. Biden decided against mounting a campaign against her in 2016 as he grieved the death of his son Beau. Obama, the first black U.S. president, endorsed Biden’s campaign two weeks ago after Sanders’ withdrawal from the contest.

LIVE: Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden for president in virtual town hall: ABC News Live

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North Carolina Approves NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Race At Charlotte In May

The governor of North Carolina said on Tuesday that NASCAR can go forward with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway without fans in attendance at the end of May, unless health conditions deteriorate in the state.

Gov. Roy Cooper said he and state public health officials have had discussions with NASCAR and the speedway regarding safety protocols for staging the race. Cooper said the state offered input on NASCAR’s plan, but he believes the race can go forward on Memorial Day weekend for the 60th consecutive year. “We believe that unless health conditions go down, we believe we can hold the Coca-Cola 600,” Cooper said.

He said NASCAR should have an announcement later this week. NASCAR completed four of its 36 races before the season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The sanctioning body has vowed to run 36 races, although the schedule will change dramatically and some tracks likely will be dropped this season if their state does not permit a sporting event.

North Carolina governor OKs NASCAR to race at Charlotte

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Reports Say MLB Could Start 2020 Season By July 4

The 2020 Major League Baseball season has yet to begin because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however MLB is beginning to formulate plans and a timeline for getting the season underway. According to reports, “the most realistic time range for Opening Day — somewhere between mid-June and July 4, in the view of most officials — would allow for an 80- to 100-game regular season, with the schedule running through October. An expanded postseason at neutral sites might follow, with the World Series ending in late November or early December.”

Obviously, any postseason that stretches into late November/early December is going to require the use of ballparks in warm-weather locales or at least with retractable roofs. With cold-weather, outdoor teams like the Yankees, Twins, Nationals, Cubs, Mets, Phillies, Indians and others plausibly aiming for contention, arranging for neutral sites in advance will be a necessity. 

It was also recently reported that MLB is considering opening in three locations — Florida, Texas, and Arizona — with groups of teams in each location. However the hope is that eventually teams will be able to transition back to their usual home ballparks, as stay-at-home orders are lifted across the country.  There is also no guarantee that fans will be permitted to attend any games, even late in the season.

Report: MLB could resume by July 4

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55th ACM Awards Rescheduled To Air Live On Sept. 16 From Nashville

The Academy of Country Music announced that the 55th ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, with Keith Urban serving as hot of the show for the first time.

The 2020 ACM Awards will take place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium.

The show was originally planned to air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5, however was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Postponement, 2020 ACM Awards Will Take Place in Nashville

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Lea Michele Expecting Her First Child With Husband Zandy Reich

Actress and singer Lea Michele is expecting her first child with husband Zandy Reich. The happy news comes after the couple tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in March 2019 near Napa, Calif. 

The former “Glee’ star’s romance with Reich began in July 2017 with Zandy proposing in April 2018.  This will be the first child for both Michele, 33, and Reich, 37.

                

Congratulations! Lea Michele Is Expecting Her First Child With Husband Zandy Reich

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Heading to Disney+ 2 Months Early For May 4th Release

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit streaming on Disney+ two months early. The final chapter of the Skywalker saga will hit the streaming service on May 4 (i.e. the fan-celebrated May the 4th holiday). This means that all nine entries in the Skywalker saga will now be streamable via Disney+, which recently earned the critical and commercial hit with the series The Mandalorian.

Rise of Skywalker will be joined on May 4 by the launch of the eight-episode docuseries Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, as well as the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Disney+ will start streaming ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ on May 4th

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Ingrid Andress’ Debut Single, “More Hearts Than Mine,” Reaches No. 1 On Country Radio

Ingrid Andress’ debut single, “More Hearts Than Mine,” reached No. 1 on the Mediabase chart this week. “More Hearts Than Mine” is the lead single from Ingrid’s 2020 debut album, Lady Like.

Ingrid’s No. 1 single follows Gabby Barrett’s No. 1, “I Hope,” marking the first time on the chart that two solo female artists have scored No. 1 hits with their debut singles in back-to-back weeks.

Ingrid, who is nominated for New Artist of the Year at the upcoming ACM Awards.

Ingrid Andress Follows Gabby Barrett at No. 1, Making Country History

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The Offspring Cover “Tiger King” Track Titled ‘Here Kitty Kitty’

The Offspring have released a new lockdown video of their cover of The Clinton Johnson Band’s “Here Kitty Kitty,” which gained notoriety from the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King”.

The band said about the cover of “Here Kitty Kitty:  “Hey, Guys! Like many of you, we are going a little stir crazy these days and we wanted to do something fun to put a smile on our faces, and hopefully on some of yours too. This song, Here Kitty Kitty, was originally by The Clinton Johnson Band, and *not* by anyone in that recent documentary we all got caught up in.

“The Offspring wives were group texting recently, and while they all agreed that they truly love their husbands, there are times when they’ve absolutely felt like feeding us to the tigers. In that spirit, we hope you enjoy this random song & video.” 

Watch the video at the link here.

The Offspring Covers ‘Here Kitty Kitty,’ of ‘Tiger King’ Fame (Watch)

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