As the 22nd season of “The View” got underway Tuesday, a mourning Meghan McCain was absent from the panel, but that didn’t stop her co-hosts from talking about her and her eulogy for her father, the late Republican Sen. John McCain, whose funeral was Saturday.
“Meghan is spending time with her family right now,” Whoopi Goldberg said, explaining Meghan’s absence.
The group, which now includes “Fox & Friends Weekend” alum Abby Huntsman, called attention to the line in Meghan McCain’s eulogy where she said, “the America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great.”
Colton Underwood, a former NFL player who maintains he’s still a virgin, has been named the next “Bachelor” on ABC’s hit series.
“[W]hat I’m looking forward to the most is being engaged and then getting married shortly after that,” he said Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”
Underwood — or as Bachelor Nation would call him, simply Colton — is 26, which likely means a host of younger contestants on the upcoming season of “The Bachelor.” He was born and bred in the Midwest, part of a blended family with seven siblings, and now lives in Denver. Did we mention he’s still a virgin?
Roseanne Barr has lived for decades in California, where she owns multiple homes. But the comedian, whose racist tweet about former President Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett got her fired from ABC and the revival of “Roseanne” canceled, says she is leaving the Golden State, at least temporarily.
Why? “I'm sure it's going to fall into the sea soon," she joked during a recent podcast interview with her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
Barr will spend some time in Israel, she told Boteach. One goal, she said, is be far from Hollywood when “The Conners” — ABC’s “Roseanne” spinoff — premieres without her on Oct. 16.
Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder capped off the momentous service that was Aretha Franklin’s homegoing at the Greater Grace Temple in her native Detroit on Friday with beautiful, understated tributes.
In the early hours of Franklin’s service, the online chatter was devoted to Knight, who told a reporter that she and her late friend “had the same disease,” sending the world into a panic that the soul great had announced she too was battling pancreatic cancer.
It turned out to be a strange misunderstanding of sorts, thankfully, which made it all the sweeter when Knight — who wasn’t on the program to perform – stepped to the pulpit to offer a searing rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
“Amazing Grace,” was perhaps Aretha Franklin’s greatest achievement as a musician. The album, recorded live over two days at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts in 1972, was a free-flowing, beyond-virtuosic showcase for not only her vocal talent (which was well-established at that point) but of the culture and tradition that incubated it.
Her read on the American-standard title track is almost not even a song — it’s more of a living document of that very room in Watts, with all the cheers, stamping and heat present in every gap between Franklin’s notes. She sings astoundingly. But it’s at her pace, her style, her personal sense of the Holy Ghost in that space.
Who could cover a thing like that? Not many, much less at the service to remember the woman who did it best. But Jennifer Hudson did her level best to live up to it.
The two sons of famed astronaut Neil Armstrong are firing back against claims that a new biopic about their father, “First Man,” is anti-American.
The drama, directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, premiered Aug. 29 at the Venice Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation. But when early viewers revealed that the narrative does not include the moment Armstrong planted an American flag on the moon when he arrived on its surface in 1969, many people, including Sen. Marco Rubio, took to social media to protest the film, whether they had seen it or not.
This is total lunacy. And a disservice at a time when our people need reminders of what we can achieve when we work together. The American people paid for that mission,on rockets built by Americans,with American technology & carrying American astronauts. It wasn’t a UN mission. https://t.co/eGwBq7hj8C