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Tom Bergeron Out as 'Dancing With the Stars' Host. Co-host Erin Andrews will also not return to the ABC reality competition series. Tom Bergeron's dancing days are over. The longtime and original host of ABC's Dancing With the Stars took to Twitter on Monday to reveal that the veteran reality competition series will be continuing without him when it returns for its 29th season. Co-host Erin Andrews, who has been with the series since 2014, is also not returning. "Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?" Bergeron posted to his verified account. ABC and producers BBC Studios confirmed both Bergeron's and Andrews' departure with a joint statement Monday: "Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing With the Sta…

The Movies

K.J. Apa, Sofia Carson to Star in Michael Bay-Produced Pandemic Thriller 'Songbird'. The movie, which also sees Demi Moore, Jenna Ortega, Paul Walter Hauser on the call sheet, began shooting in Los Angeles last week. Pandemic movie Songbird, which began production last week in Los Angeles, has found its leads. Riverdale topliner K.J. Apa and Descendants star Sofia Carson have been cast in the pandemic thriller being produced by Michael Bay. Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman's Invisible Narratives, which made the announcement, is behind the project that is also being produced by Catchlight Studios and directed by Adam Mason. Invisible Narratives is fully financing the production. Set two years in the future during a pandemic lockdown, Songbird tells of the budding love story between a motorbike courier named Nico (Apa), who has rare immunity, and Sara (Carson), a young artist. According to Monday's announcement, "to be with the one he loves, our hero must overcome m…

Music News

Grabbitz Signs With Managers Adam LaRue and Shawn Dailey. Veteran music managers Shawn Dailey and Adam LaRue have signed shape-shifting alt-rock and indie dance producer, singer and songwriter Grabbitz, born of this earth as American artist Nick Chiari and the vocalist behind the refreshingly dangerous Rezz collaboration "Someone Else." With cutting lyrics soaked in double entendre, the 2020 single has an insanely infectious sound signature that weaves in and out of its verse, chorus, bridge structure with no-frills guitar chords and grinding industrial electronica. The crank-the-volume nod to Nails peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Alternative songs chart on July 4 and hit No. 23 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in May. Grabbitz has collaborated with One Republic, deadmau5, Pendulum, NGHTMRE and said he made a management shift this year because "Shawn and Adam understand my vision, short- term and long. They're all around good energy, and as a te…

THE OTHER NEWS . . .

Kate Middleton Says Prince Louis Is Struggling With This Social Distancing Rule. The Duchess of Cambridge revealed how her children are doing in a new BBC interview. Kate Middleton gave a rare TV interview this morning (July 14) on BBC Breakfast to discuss her latest project: an online education initiative called Tiny Happy People. According to the Kensington Royal Instagram, "Tiny Happy People is a BBC Education initiative providing a range of free digital resources, specifically designed to support parents and carers in developing children's language from pregnancy to the age of four." But in the chat she also gave an update on how her three children -- Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis -- have been doing this summer. Like many parents across the U.S. and the U.K., Middleton and Prince William have been spending more time at home as many schools and businesses have remained closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. They've also been abiding by social …

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Surprise! Country Star Morgan Wallen Welcomes Son Indigo Wilder: 'I'm a Changed Man'. "I promise I'll always protect you, and do my best to be an example of a good, godly man just like my daddy was for me," the "Chasin' You" singer wrote on Instagram. Country singer Morgan Wallen is a dad! The "Whiskey Glasses" singer, 27, has welcomed a baby boy, he announced on Instagram Monday. Son Indigo Wilder was born to Wallen and ex KT Smith on Friday, July 10 at 5:43 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee. Weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz., the newborn's arrival has left his country star dad a "changed man." "Since you came into the world Friday, I see mine differently now," Wallen wrote on Instagram alongside a photo holding his son. "It's not just me anymore, and I'm glad it's not. This year has been the hardest of my life in so many ways, but that's not what I will remember it by. You are. You are a gift and t…

WHY WATER MAKES YOU SMARTER

From Cosmopolitan: Water makes you even brainier
Students who sipped water during an exam scored better than those who did not, a study found. Dehydration can elevate levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Plus, drinking water improves concentration. It helps you exercise harder
Drinking ice-cold water before a workout can help you last longer, according to a review of studies. Pre-cooling your body wards off heat induced fatigue and increase tolerance for steamy conditions. It makes your metabolism whir
People who drink only 32 ounces of water a day burn fewer calories than folks who drink the right amount, according to a University of Utah study. Hydrated cells function more efficiently. It keeps your skin looking good
Hydrated cells are better at balancing oil production, says Howard Murad, M.D., author of The Water Secret. So skin looks smoother, fresher, and less puffy.

HEADLINE TRUTH OR TRASH

"Rubbing Celery On Your Face Makes You Look Younger!"
Trash! It actually makes you look stupider. "Man's Dying Words: I Thought This Was a Hoax!"
Truth! In San Antonio, Texas, a 30-year-old man went to a COVID party, got the virus and died at Methodist Hospital. His tragic last words: "I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it's not." "New Electric Car Just $930!"
Truth! It's the Changli from China. It's got a top speed of 18 miles per hour but you can actually order the thing on Alibaba and they'll ship it to you. "Coin Shortage Is Real-Doesn't Make Cents!"
Trash! If I had a penny for every time I heard that. "Man Dies Shooting Fireworks Off the Top of His Head!"
Truth! In Washington DC, 33-year-old Jose Tony Alvarez Umanzor thought it would be cool to hold a commercially made mortar firework above his head and shoot it off. Unfortunately the base of the object ejected downward after it was i…