Celine Dion cancels tour shows over health issues
The singer announced in December that she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome.
The singer announced in December that she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome.
The Pentagon ordered Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base to cancel a previously approved drag show slated to take place on the base on the first day of Pride Month, according to two defense officials. The drag performance would have been held at the Officer's Club at southern Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base on Thursday, June 1, and had been approved by base commanders, just as it had been over the previous two years. The decision on hosting such shows is typically left in the hands of local commanders who follow guidance from military attorneys, but Nellis officials were told earlier his week by the Defense Department that Thursday's event was not consistent with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's recent comments to Congress and that it should be canceled or relocated off base, a defense official told ABC News.
At one Wednesday morning event in the western town of Salix, Iowa, DeSantis and his wife, Casey, engaged in a living room-style conversation, swapping anecdotes about their three young kids that sought to give voters a rare glimpse into the home life of Florida's leader, who has generally avoided the mainstream press. The governor joked that when he and Casey, a former TV reporter, brought two of their children to Japan in April on a trade mission, "We never got on a schedule time wise, so they'd be up at 2 in the morning."
Federal regulators are warning about safety concerns amid the rising popularity of drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy for weight loss. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that off-brand forms of the medications could be unsafe. The warning comes as many people have reported turning to compounding pharmacies to get cheaper doses of semaglutide, the active ingredient in both Ozempic and Wegovy.
Elliot Page is opening up about how his experience since coming out as trans has helped him feel "truly alive for the first time." Page, who came out as trans in December 2020, said in the clip that giving himself permission to live his authentic self has changed everything. Page has described "Pageboy," the cover of which features him in a white tank top and jeans, as being about his journey as a trans person and something to help other trans people on their individual journeys.
The "Moana" live-action film has found its director. Dwayne Johnson, who voiced the animated film's character of Maui and announced in April that he will be co-producing the live-action film, said on Thursday in an Instagram post that Thomas Kail will direct the movie. Kail is known for directing theater productions including Broadway's "Hamilton" and "In The Heights."
A sherpa saved the life of a climber struggling on Mount Everest's "death zone" in a rare high altitude rescue. The Malaysian climber was carried down from below the summit after narrowly surviving the harsh elements, a government official announced on Wednesday. Gelje Sherpa was guiding a client to Everest's summit on May 18 when he saw another climber struggling and shivering as he clung onto a rope, Reuters reported.
For 26-year-old Ha'a Keaulana, surfing is practically part of her DNA. Keaulana represents a growing movement of native Hawaiians celebrating and reclaiming the cultural spirit of surfing that they say has been commercialized and coopted by pop culture over the last century. "[Surfing is] our church, because that's where we spiritually can connect to something that was always there as native Hawaiians.
A child accidentally shot and killed another child in River Grove, Illinois, on Wednesday, according to police. The gun used in the incident belonged to the father of the deceased child, police said. River Grove police said the child was severely injured and later succumbed to their injury.
Billy Joel's historic monthly residency at New York City's Madison Square Garden will come to an end next year. The first of Joel's final 10 shows at Madison Square Garden is set for Oct. 20, 2023. Joel also recalled the first time he played at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 1978, calling it "the pinnacle of my career."
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Virginia man who fell from a cruise ship balcony earlier this week. Ronnie Peale Jr., 35, went overboard from a Carnival Magic cruise ship traveling off the coast of Florida on Monday, the Coast Guard said. After searching more than 5,171 square miles over the course of 60 hours, the Coast Guard said Wednesday night that it has suspended search efforts for Peale.
On Gary Rasor's 80th birthday, his children asked him to retire because there was no financial need for him to work. Rasor refused and told his children that he loved working at Home Depot, where he trained young employees and enjoyed interacting with customers. Rasor continued to work for more than two years at The Home Depot in Hillsborough, North Carolina, until he was confronted by a man stealing three pressure washers last October.
The city government of Davenport, Iowa, has released dozens of documents in connection with an apartment building that partially collapsed as three residents remain missing and the community demands answers. The documents were published Wednesday evening on the city's website. Three of the files were reports by a structural engineer who inspected The Davenport at 324 North Main St. earlier this year.
Jessica Biel and Beverley Mitchell recently reunited on the red carpet, sending us straight back to the "7th Heaven" days. The former co-stars attended the season 2 premiere of Freeform's "Cruel Summer" at the Grace E. Simons Lodge on Wednesday in Los Angeles. "Jessie and I see each other often, cause obviously, like, she's my bestie, she's my ride or die," Mitchell told Entertainment Tonight at the event about her decades-long friendship with Biel, who is an executive producer on "Cruel Summer."
Disney has announced the new musical talent behind the highly-anticipated new attraction Tiana's Bayou Adventure, which opens in late 2024 at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Music legends and New Orleans natives PJ Morton and Terence Blanchard will produce the music that guests will hear throughout the new attraction, which is inspired by the 2009 animated hit film "The Princess and the Frog." "PJ and Terence will help us score a lyrical love letter to the region that first inspired our endeavor with Princess Tiana," the company announced on the Disney Parks Blog Thursday.
Just one month after celebrating their own 12th wedding anniversary, Prince William and Kate, the Princess of Wales, are making a rare appearance as guests at another royal wedding. William and Kate traveled from their home in Windsor, England, to Jordan to attend the wedding of Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, 28, and Rajwa Alseif, 29, on Thursday.
Prada G. Major is more than just a drag performer. Major's story with MS, a chronic disease that impacts the body's nervous system, began about eight years ago. "2015 was a very crazy year for me," Major told "Good Morning America."
Nearly 2,000 Amazon workers plan to walk out on Wednesday as the company weathers layoffs and a mandate that corporate employees return to the office. "Employees need a say in decisions that affect our lives," said a petition from worker groups Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and Amazon's Remote Advocacy. After the walkout, Amazon told ABC News the company estimates 300 workers participated in the protest.
In tennis, love means zero, but for a two-time Grand Slam champion love was a walk in the park. Spanish-Venezuelan tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza just announced her engagement to Arthur Borges, a fan who wished her good luck during the 2021 U.S. Open while walking by in Central Park. "My hotel was close to Central Park and I was bored, so I thought I should go for a walk," Muguruza told HOLA!
Canada has announced that it will begin putting individual warning labels on cigarettes and other tobacco products in an effort to further reduce their appeal, becoming the world’s first country to use such a measure. Beginning on August 1, Canada will implement a phased approach that will force cigarette companies to put individual health warnings on their products starting with king size cigarettes by the end of July 2024 and all other products -- including regular size cigarettes and little cigars -- by the end of April 2025. “The new Tobacco Products Appearance, Packaging and Labelling Regulations will be part of the Government of Canada's continued efforts to help adults who smoke to quit, to protect youth and non-tobacco users from nicotine addiction, and to further reduce the appeal of tobacco,” Health Canada said in a statement announcing the new tobacco labelling policy.
German authorities said Thursday that "a number of items were seized" in Portugal during a renewed search for missing British child Madeleine McCann. "These will be evaluated in the coming days and weeks," the Braunschweig District Attorney's Office in Germany said in a statement. "It is not yet possible to say whether any of the items are actually related to the Madeleine McCann case."