Trading meth for Mezcal: ‘Breaking Bad’ stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are breaking into the alcohol biz

Entertainment News  Trading meth for Mezcal: 'Breaking Bad' stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are breaking into the alcohol biz


Ursula Coyote/AMC Former Breaking Bad co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are indeed reuniting for a new project – though perhaps not the one fans were expecting.

After teasing an upcoming collaboration over the past few weeks, they revealed in a joint Instagram post Tuesday that they’re now in the alcohol business. They’ve teamed up to create a new brand of Mezcal called Dos Hombres.

Cranston and Paul explain that they had the idea three years ago while sitting in a sushi bar in New York. After that, they began traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico in search of the perfect Mezcal – until finally they found it “on a dirt-road, in [a] tiny village, hours away from the center of town.”

“Holy s*** it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it,” they wrote. “We named it Dos Hombres – two guys on a quest.”

They continue, “It’s been a long and crazy journey and we couldn’t be happier to share this with you and the rest of the world. We are crazy about the taste, the aroma, and the versatility of this smokey, age-old alcohol. Try it, and let us know what you think.”

Of course, fans were hoping the two were reuniting for the Breaking Bad movie set to come out later this year on Netflix. But now they can drown their sorrows with a nice glass of Dos Hombres.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

‘American Pie’ cast reunites for film’s 20th anniversary with epic selfie

Entertainment News  'American Pie' cast reunites for film’s 20th anniversary with epic selfie


Universal/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The cast of American Pie has reunited for the 20th anniversary of the movie’s release.

Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Natasha Lyonne, Sean William Scott, Chris Klein and Eddie Kaye Thomas snapped an epic selfie together as they filmed a two-part reunion special for Entertainment Tonight.

The photo, taken by Biggs, was posted on Hannigan’s Twitter page with the caption, “Happy 20th #americanpie !!! #AmericanPie20.”

The R-rated teen comedy, about a group of high schools pals attempting to lose their virginity before graduation, was released on July 9, 1999 and quickly became a cultural phenomenon.

It spawned three sequels in the franchise, including American Pie 2 in 2001, American Wedding in 2003 and American Reunion in 2012.

Entertainment Tonight will air the two-part reunion event today and tomorrow. Check your local listings. It promises to reveal “on-set crushes, BTS secrets and… what REALLY happened with that [pie]!”

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Duchess Meghan faces backlash for Wimbledon security, empty seats

WORLD NEWS Duchess Meghan faces backlash for Wimbledon security, empty seats

GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — A visit to Wimbledon to support her friend, Serena Williams, has turned into a controversy for the Duchess of Sussex.

Duchess Meghan is facing backlash for the tight security that appeared to surround her as she watched Williams play in the second round last Thursday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Meghan was accompanied at Wimbledon by two of her close friends from the U.S. — Genevieve Hillis and Lindsay Roth. The trio sat in the members’ section of Court 1.

Rows of empty seats surrounded Meghan and her friends, leaving some to speculate the duchess, or her security, requested the extra layer of privacy.

It is not clear whether the empty seats were a request from Buckingham Palace, a demand from Meghan’s security detail or if there were enough empty seats already in the members’ box to accommodate the arrangement.

A representative for the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club told ABC News they “did not know” whether seats in the members’ enclosure were deliberately kept free around the Duchess of Sussex.

They did however explain that reports that members were blocked from entering the members seating while Meghan was there are completely untrue.

Meghan’s seating arrangement is drawing negative comparisons to her sister-in-law, Duchess Kate, who also attended Wimbledon last week but sat among fans on an outside court to watch a British player and visited Wimbledon’s practice courts and warm-up area. Kate is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Meghan’s security detail also reportedly stopped fans who they thought were taking photos of the duchess, even though the match was televised and attended by thousands of people.

One attendee, Sally Jones, told the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph that as she took photos of Williams during the match, a Royal Protection Officer tapped her on the shoulder.

Jones claims the officer asked her, “Would you not take photographs of the Duchess? She’s here in a private capacity.”

Another Wimbledon guest was photographed being spoken to by one of Meghan’s security guards, although it appeared he was taking a selfie and not a photo of Duchess Meghan.

“It’s not unusual for people accompanying members of the royal family at private or public engagements to ask members of the public not to take photographs,” a royal source told ABC News. “This is to enable members of the royal family to properly engage with people and events.”

The backlash over Meghan’s Wimbledon appearance comes as she and Prince Harry are also facing criticism for their decision to keep details of their son Archie’s July 6 christening private.

No coverage was allowed of guests entering the christening ceremony and Harry and Meghan also did not publicly reveal the names of Archie’s godparents. Just two photos from the christening were shared via Harry and Meghan’s Instagram account.

The couple’s seeming quest for privacy is being criticized because of the role British taxpayers pay in financing parts of their lifestyle.

The renovations undertaken by Harry and Meghan to turn Frogmore Cottage in Windsor into their family home came at a price of 2.4 million pounds, or about $3 million, for British taxpayers, according to figures released last month by the Royal Household.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

New research shows benefits of getting 1-year supply of birth control pills at once


(NEW YORK) — If a woman misses two days of birth control pills in a row, she is at an increased risk for pregnancy.

What if she missed those days because she didn’t have time to refill a prescription?

Dispensing a yearlong supply of birth control pills upfront may be key to both preventing unwanted pregnancy as well as lowering health care costs, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday.

“Our motivation is really to improve women’s reproductive health, outcome and autonomy,” said Dr. Sonya Borrero, an author of the study and director of Pitt’s Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation as well as associate director of the VA’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. “We are suggesting a policy that can do those things and won’t cost the VA money.”

Using a mathematical model based on existing data from the VA health system, researchers found that giving its patients a year’s worth of birth control pills all at once would save the agency $90 per woman per year, a $2 million total savings, and prevent an estimated 583 unintended pregnancies annually.

The birth control pill, formally known as oral contraceptive pill or OCP, is 99.9% effective if taken as directed, according to Mayo Clinic. While OCPs are nearly always written to cover a full year, they’re usually dispensed in 30, 60, or 90-day increments, depending on insurance coverage.

That means a woman must not only remember to take her pill daily, she must also remember to refill her medication and renew her prescription on time. Insurance plans often do not want to supply more than a few months’ worth of OCPs at once, in order to avoid potential pill wastage in case a woman decides to change her method of contraception over the course of the year.

However, Colleen P. Judge-Golden, lead author of the Pittsburgh/VA study, told ABC News that their research proves that “wastage costs would be hugely overshadowed by savings from helping women avoid unintended pregnancies.”

A previous study found that a one-year supply of birth control pills compared to a 30 to 90 day supply reduced the odds of unintended pregnancy among California family planning program clients by 30%, further supporting the notion that a one-year supply of birth control is a more effective dispensing method.

California is among 17 states, as well as District of Columbia, which now give women the option to receive a 12-month supply of birth control upfront.

She believed the VA was the perfect context to examine the implications of a shift to a year-long supply of OCP, since it is the largest integrated American health system. The VA system also shows the financial repercussions of short-term birth control supply — many veterans in the system incur a copay for OCP, and must pay out of pocket for abortion procedures.

“The high prevalence of chronic medical conditions coupled with no abortion coverage makes it really critical that we support these women’s use of contraception when they want to use it,” said Dr. Borrero.

The mathematical model researchers used was based on 24,309 heterosexually active female VA enrollees between the ages of 18 and 46 who did not want to get pregnant for at least one year. The model did not attempt to compare the effectiveness and financial benefits of alternative long-acting reversible contraceptives that the VA also currently offers — birth control pills are the most commonly used contraceptive method in the U.S. The model also did not take into account certain scenarios, such as a woman misplacing her pills, switching to another form of contraception over the course of a year, or the possibility that a woman simply forgets to take her daily pill.

“When we do vary all the variables in the model over all these ranges, this policy is still overwhelmingly favorable in terms of the ability to prevent unintended pregnancies and financial implication for the VA health care system,” said Judge-Golden. “We consider this a win-win.”

The VA acknowledged studying the effects of these policy changes is particularly important as the number of women veterans, especially of childbearing age, enrolling in VA health care increases, but said it isn’t prepared to change its policies yet. “We are interested in this work but it is still unproven,” said Dr. Patricia Hayes, chief consultant for Women’s Health Services for VA Health Administration, in an interview with ABC News.

Dr. Hayes acknowledged the problem of gaps in OCP coverage, and said the VA tries to help women who want to prevent pregnancy with a wide range of options to make it easy to get birth control pills, including phone and online prescription refills.

She added that one of her concerns is that a 12-month upfront birth control supply option has the potential to discourage provider engagement, and weaken the patient-provider relationship.

Judge-Golden disagrees, saying a year-long prescription of birth control pills “should have no impact on patient-provider engagement,” as medication dispensing and refills are separate from patient interactions with their healthcare providers.

“Prescriptions for contraception are nearly always written for a full year, and practice guidelines recommend that women receive well-woman/preventive care visits once annually,” said Judge-Golden.

The study’s authors hope that their model will convince health care providers to give women greater flexibility in managing their reproductive choices.

Rising rates of maternal mortality in the U.S., coupled with a recent wave of laws in various states attempting to curtail access to abortion, underscore the importance for many health care researchers and practitioners of developing easier ways for women to independently meet their reproductive goals.

“We think that this offer is an economically feasible and relatively simple, evidence-based approach to help women prevent undesired pregnancies,” Judge-Golden said of an upfront, 1-year supply of birth control.

Dr. Borrero agrees.

“The impact to their health and mental wellbeing is greater than anything we can ascribe a numerical value to.”

Eden David is a rising senior at Columbia University majoring in neuroscience, matriculating into medical school in 2020 and is a member of the ABC News’ Medical Unit.

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David Hasselhoff races his fellow ’80s TV stars in ‘Battle of the 80s Supercars’

Entertainment News  David Hasselhoff races his fellow '80s TV stars in 'Battle of the 80s Supercars'


ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — David Hasselhoff is ready to transport you back to the ‘80s in some of the decade’s most iconic TV vehicles.

He stars in a new two-hour special on History, titled Battle of the 80s Supercars with David Hasselhoff. In it, he sets out to prove how KITT, the talking car from Knight Rider, helped inspire the car industry for years to come.

The special culminates in a race between Hasselhoff in the KITT car, The A-Team’s Dirk Benedict in the A Team Squad Van and ChiPs star Erik Estrada riding the show’s famed police motorcycle.

“What was surreal was that we were like 14-year-old boys!” Hasselhoff said Tuesday on Good Morning America about teaming up with his fellow ‘80s TV stars.  “We couldn’t stop making jokes and the director was like, ‘Shut up! Shut up!’ And we had so much fun. The show is fun.”

Battle of the 80s Supercars with David Hasselhoff airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on History.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Attorney: Indiana toddler died in cruise ship fall after grandpa thought window was closed

iStock(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) — An Indiana toddler had a fatal fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after her grandfather put her up on a railing, thinking the glass window was closed, according to the family’s attorney.

Chloe Wiegand, who was 18 months old, was traveling with her grandparents and parents on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas when she fell to her death on Sunday, according to her parent’s attorney, Michael Winkleman.

Chloe was with her grandfather in the children’s water park play area when her grandfather put her on a wood railing in front of a wall of glass windows, Winkleman said at a news conference on Tuesday.

Chloe is a hockey fan and loved to bang on the ice hockey rink glass wall as she watched her older brother, Winkleman said, and her grandfather put her on the railing thinking she’d bang on the glass.

However, the window was open — and she was “gone,” Winkleman said, calling her death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”

“Why would you ever, in a kids play area put windows that passengers can open?” Winkleman said. “I don’t think it’s unreasonable to put a child there thinking there’s glass.”

“The South Bend Police Department offers its sincerest condolences to Officer Alan Wiegand and his family during this difficult time following the tragic loss of their child while in Puerto Rico,” the department said in a statement. “The department asks the community to pray for the entire Wiegand family as they grieve and to respect their privacy.”

South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg added on Twitter, “We are saddened by the terrible accident that took the life of Officer Wiegand’s young daughter, and the city is holding this family in our hearts.”

Owen Torres, corporate communications manager with Royal Caribbean, said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic incident, and our hearts go out to the family. We’ve made our Care Team available to assist the family with any resources they need.”

Torres added on Tuesday, “We are assisting local authorities in San Juan, PR, as they make inquiries.”

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announces US Senate bid

Political News Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announces US Senate bid

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state and ally of President Donald Trump, is entering the 2020 contest for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.

“If not for the election of Donald Trump, I think our nation will be in a steep downward spiral right now,” Kobach said at a campaign launch event before supporters at the Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center in his home state on Monday. “This is a time I believe we all have to heed what JFK said, and ask what we can do for our country, because our country needs us. And that’s what brings me here today. Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate.”

Earlier on Monday, he filed official paperwork with the FEC to compete in the Republican primary. The initial filing for Kobach spelled his first name wrong, as “Chris,” but an amended form was submitted to the FEC to change it to “Kris.”

His entrance comes on the heels of a failed gubernatorial bid in 2018, when he lost to former state Sen. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, by 5 percentage points. Despite the staunch conservative aligning himself with the president, particularly with a hardline stance on immigration, securing the president’s full-throated endorsement, and Trump traveling to the state for a Topeka rally a month before the general election, Kobach came up short as voters opted for his Democratic rival who captured endorsements from both sides of the aisle and touted a more moderate message.

In a state dominated by the GOP, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 2-to-1 according to the Kansas City Star, Kobach’s 2018 defeat was seen as a blow to the party. As he now mounts a 2020 Senate candidacy, he faces an uphill climb against his own party amid rising concerns about his viability if he captures the nomination.

Earlier this year, in the wake of Roberts announcing his retirement at the end of his fourth term, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to launch a bid for the seat instead, which would be a potential stymie to Kobach’s nomination.

“I’d sure like for him to think about it,” McConnell told Fox News in February. “The president’s obviously happy with him being secretary of state. At some point, [Pompeo] might decide he wants a different job and I wanted him to know we’d all be behind him if he did.”

Top party leaders see Pompeo, who previously represented Kansas in the U.S. House before taking his current post in the Trump administration, as a top contender to replace the the longtime senator. But before Kobach inched closer to announcing his bid, Pompeo distanced himself from those rumors in January.

In a Fox News interview, Pompeo addressed reports McConnell was urging him to join the Republican race, saying, “Lots of folks have reached out to me and suggested I ought to do that. I have suggested to them that I have a very full plate as Secretary of State, and I intend to keep doing this so long as President Trump will commit to it.”

Asked if he would support a Kobach run, Pompeo said, “I’m so far out of politics. I think it might even be a federal violation if I answered that question, so I’m going to just say I appreciate your interest.”

Despite Kobach entering the race with state-wide name recognition, the Senate GOP’s campaign arm sees his candidacy as a risk to preserving their majority in the upper chamber.

“Just last year Kris Kobach ran and lost to a Democrat. Now, he wants to do the same and simultaneously put President Trump’s presidency and Senate Majority at risk,” a spokesperson for the National Republican Senate Committee told ABC News. “We know Kansans won’t let that happen and we look forward to watching the Republican candidate they do choose win next fall.”

The race to fill Roberts’ seat is expected to be crowded, with two Republicans already vying for the nomination, including state Treasurer Jake LaTurner and former Kansas City Chiefs player, Dave Lindstrom. It is unclear if the president will wade into the 2020 Senate race, but Kobach’s allegiance to Trump appears to be a pillar of his campaign.

Kobach told the room of supporters that he spoke to Trump “a few days ago on the Fourth of July on the subject of illegal illegal immigration,” as he stood before a banner that read “build the wall.”

“It became clear to me that the president needs someone who will lead the charge with him in the United States Senate,” he said. “In the Senate, there really hasn’t been anyone leading the fight. And that’s part of the reason I decided to step forward. I would say if you look over the past two years and a half years that President Trump has been in office, there really hasn’t been anyone in the Senate who has been pushing this agenda.”

Earlier this year, Trump was considering Kobach for the position of immigration czar to coordinate immigration policy in the administration, according to the Associated Press, but the president ultimately chose former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Kobach also used his announcement speech to elevate his loyalist agenda to Trump, suggesting his involvement in the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, before condemning those across the aisle for their opposition to the move.

“It is true that I advised the president about putting a citizenship question back on the United States Census,” he said. “It is something we have to do … in part because we have a constitution requirement … but the Democrats and the ACLU have really lost their mind on this issue.”

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Elizabeth Warren outraises Bernie Sanders with $19 million haul in 2nd quarter

Political News Elizabeth Warren outraises Bernie Sanders with $19 million haul in 2nd quarter

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign announced Monday that it raised a total of $19.1 million in the second quarter, more than three times the amount her campaign raised last quarter and an amount reflective of the recent surge of support for the Massachusetts lawmaker.

Warren raised more than Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a fellow 2020 contender similarly fighting for the Party’s progressive voters, by about $1 million. Warren out-raised Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who raised $12 million, by about $7 million. She was about $6 million shy of the $24.8 million fundraising haul announced by South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and about $2.5 million shy of the the $21.5 million announced by former Vice President Joe Biden.

Warren received a total of 683,000 individual contributions from 384,000 grassroots donors in the last three months of the presidential race, according to an email to supporters Monday. More than 80% of the donations in the second quarter were from first-time donors to her presidential campaign.

Warren said she was “humbled by the depth of grassroots commitment” in a tweet after the numbers were announced.

Recent national polling shows Warren among the top four candidates in the race, in addition to Biden, Sanders and Harris.

The average donation to Warren’s campaign was $28, the same as last quarter, according to the campaign. By comparison, Sanders received more individual contributions — nearly 1 million, according to the campaign — with a lower average of about $18. Both Sanders and Warren have sworn off money from political action committees, or PACs, and events with high dollar donors. Warren has also gone a step further, promising not to attend closed-door fundraisers with donors.

“To sum it up: We raised more money than any other 100% grassroots-funded campaign. That’s big,” Warren’s campaign manager Roger Lau wrote in an email to supporters Monday afternoon, drawing a direct comparison to Sanders, the only other candidate in the race so far to pursue an entirely grassroots campaign.

“You’re making it possible to build a presidential campaign without catering to wealthy donors — with no closed-door fundraisers, no Super PACs, and no money from Washington lobbyists, corporate PACs, or, for that matter, PACs of any kind,” Lau wrote Monday.

Over the course of the last three months, Warren spent $10.6 million, ending the first half of the year with $19.7 million left in the campaign’s war chest, the campaign said. That amount of cash on hand will likely quell critics who said Warren was burning through fundraising dollars with hefty staff hirings in early states, where her campaign has built out some of the largest operations on the ground. At the end of the second quarter, the campaign reported around 300 people total on staff and about 180, or 60%, in early states like Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

Buttigieg, whose campaign said he raised $24.8 million in the second quarter, ended the quarter with $22.6 million left over while Sanders, who raised $18 million, ended the quarter with $30 million on hand.

Not all of the campaigns have released their fundraising numbers yet, nor have they chosen to release the same details. Federal election rules require they do so by the 15th of the month, a deadline set by the Federal Elections Commission.

In addition to Warren, Harris, Sanders, Biden and Buttgieg, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet have also released their fundraising numbers. Both launched their campaigns in mid May, about halfway through the second quarter. Bullock raised around $2 million, his campaign said Friday, and Bennet raised $2.8 million, his campaign announced on Wednesday. Bennet also transferred $700,000 from his Senate campaign account, bringing his total number to $3.5 million.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Rep. Eric Swalwell ends presidential bid

Political News Rep. Eric Swalwell ends presidential bid

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesCalifornia Rep. Eric Swalwell announced he is ending his presidential bid on Monday.

“Today ends our presidential campaign but it is the beginning of an opportunity in Congress,” Swalwell said during a news conference on Monday.

“I want thank my supporters & friends, my staff, & my family for making this journey possible. I’ll never forget the people I met & lessons I learned while traveling around our great nation. Though our campaign is ending our mission to end gun violence is just beginning…” the candidate tweeted.

After the first debate in June, Swalwell was scheduled to make a series of campaign stops in New Hampshire for the Fourth of July, but those events were later cancelled.

On Monday, Swalwell declared his bid wasn’t a vanity project, instead it was an attempt to make a difference and move the needle when it comes to guns. He said his travels as a presidential candidate has created a new opportunity for his role in Congress. He said his work will be “shaped by the lives that have touched mine and our campaigns throughout these last three months to bring that promise of America to all Americans.”

Swalwell didn’t shy away from his personal life on the trail either, often bringing his wife Brittany and two young children, Nelson and Cricket on the trail. On Monday, Swalwell praised his wife who he described as “a hell of a surrogate.” He continued “She was a mom, had a full time job, and put everything into her husband’s campaign.”

The congressman was frank about dealing with student loan debt, and used that to distinguish himself from the rest of the large field of candidates.

He told ABC News’ Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer in June, “I’m going to distinguish myself as a candidate, who was the first in the family to go to college, a father of two kids paying off student loan debt, which he says is just under $100,000.”

And from the start of his campaign in April, guns have been at the core of his campaign.

A day after announcing his bid for the White House, Swalwell went on Good Morning America, declaring that that gun control and student loan debt would be key points of his agenda, which remained a consistent theme for his candidacy.

The 38-year-old, traveled to several cities, including Chicago and Baltimore to meet with local leaders who were fighting to end gun violence. Often in public from the campaign trail to the debate stage, the California representative wore an orange tie or ribbon in honor of the movement for gun safety.

For Swalwell the gun safety, doesn’t mean American’s can’t have guns. The California congressman told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in April on Good Morning America “I’m telling folks, keep your rifles, keep your shotguns, keep your pistols, we just want the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people.”

Although Swalwell ran as an individual candidate, he often referred to his fellow 2020 contenders as The Avengers.

He told ABC News that unlike the Republican Party, which he described as the Hunger Games, he was close to his fellow candidates.

“We’re all in this to save our country,” he said. “Many of these people are people I admire and work with, I’ve gone to three of their weddings. So it’s actually a group of people I respect.”

Fellow Californian and presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris lauded Swalwell’s efforts on behalf of gun policy reform, tweeting, “@ericswalwell, you’re a great fighter for the people of California. We are a stronger nation because of your work to protect our children and our communities from gun violence.”

In the end, Swalwell didn’t count his bid as a loss, he counted as a point of success his ability to get three front-runners — Vice President Joe Biden, and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Harris — to support a pledge and buyback of 15 million assault weapons in the country.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

‘Riverdale’ cast remembers Luke Perry during first table read of new season

Entertainment News  'Riverdale' cast remembers Luke Perry during first table read of new season


Art Streiber/The CW(LOS ANGELES) — The cast of Riverdale honored Luke Perry during their first table read of the new season.

Madchen Amick, who plays Betty’s mom Alice Cooper on the show, posted a photo on Instagram Monday of the cast and crew getting back to work on the first episode of season four.

“There was nothing but love, memories and mourning for our beloved Luke as we honor him in our first episode back,” she wrote, adding the hashtags, “#wemissyouluke #inmemoriam #riverdale #S4 #tableread.”

Perry, who played Archie’s dad Fred Andrews on The CW series, died in March at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke.

Riverdale’s showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, said back in June that the season four premiere would be titled “In Memoriam.”

“Probably the most important episode of #Riverdale we’ll do this year, if not ever,” he wrote on Twitter. “A tribute to our fallen friend.”

He added, “Thankful for this opportunity to honor Luke & Fred.”

Aguirre-Sacasa previously announced that all remaining episodes of the series would be dedicated to Perry.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019