WENDY WILLIAMS TAKING TIME OFF FOR ILLNESS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you’ve been watching “The Wendy Williams Show” the past couple of days, you might think she’s back in front of a studio audience. But she isn’t. Those are reruns. And Williams is taking time off from the show to deal with a health issue. She has been suffering fatigue as a result of Graves’ disease — a thyroid condition — and is trying to get her strength back. Williams had been doing the show from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Producers say there is no target date for her return.

‘TWILIGHT’ ACTOR FOUND DEAD WITH GIRLFRIEND

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say “Twilight" actor Gregory Tyree Boyce was found dead last week in a Las Vegas condominium. The Clark County coroner said Tuesday that foul play was not suspected in the May 13 deaths of Boyce and Natalie Adenike Adepoju. Boyce was 30. Adepoju was 27. The coroner said their causes and manners of death won’t be known until toxicology test results are determined in several weeks. Police Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman, said the deaths were not believed to be the result of a criminal act. Boyce played Tyler Crowley in the 2008 film that starred Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

FOX NEWS HOST CONTRADICTS TRUMP ON USE OF MALARIA DRUG

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump says he couldn’t wait to see the look on reporters’ faces when he told them he was taking a malaria drug his own government says isn’t safe. They were shocked — and so was Fox News host Neil Cavuto. In his broadcast last night, Cavuto told his viewers not to follow Trump’s example after the president said he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine for the past week and a half to ward off the coronavirus. Cavuto says his viewers should be “very, very careful” about taking the drug Trump has been touting — and is now using.

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KEN OSMOND - OBIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine an actor being so good at playing a character — that hardly anyone could see him playing anyone else. That was the career trap Ken Osmond got caught in after playing Eddie Haskell on “Leave It to Beaver.” The unctuous character was in about half the episodes in the series that spanned the late 1950s and early 1960s, getting in good with the parents of Beaver and his big brother Wally — even as he got them in trouble with his schemes. Osmond says after Beaver shut down, he tried to get other parts — but couldn’t shake the Eddie persona. He eventually became a police officer in Los Angeles.

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WEBBY WINNERS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James, Jimmy Fallon, Spotify and HBO are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The winners were announced today by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Fallon’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” wins for best social media for promoting a celebrity, while James was honored for his ESPN’s “Welcome to Bron Bron Land,” which took home the best user interface award. This year’s Webby From Home is dedicated to honoring individuals and organizations who are using the internet in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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