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California Governor Says 8,400 People Being Monitored For Coronavirus

More than 8,400 returning travelers that have entered California from Asia on commercial flights are being monitored for the coronavirus, according to California Governor Gavin Newsom. The Governor urged residents to take precautions regarding the coronavirus, while emphasizing that the risks to public health were low.  He said there was no need to declare a public health emergency, adding, “Everybody in this country is rightfully anxious about this moment. I think they should know we are meeting this moment with the kind of urgency that is necessary and I don’t want to over extend the anxiety.” The governor said that California had only received about 200 testing kits for the virus, an amount he called “simply inadequate.” But he said federal officials have promised him the state will get many more soon. ...Read more

Chris Evans In Talks To Star In “Little Shop Of Horrors” Remake

Captain America” star Chris Evans is in talks to star in the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ remake. Evans is being lined up to play dentist Orin Scrivello in the movie. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ tells the story of Seymour Krelborn, a florist who works in a flower shop located on ‘Skid Row’ in New York, who is secretly in love with his colleague Audrey. Seymour discovers that his Venus flytrap plant – that he bought from a Chinese shop during a solar eclipse – can talk and he starts to use it to try and woo Audrey. However, the plant, who he names Audrey II, begins to develop a taste for human flesh. Orin Scrivello is the abusive and sadistic boyfriend of Audrey, who takes great pleasure in the pain he causes his patients. ...Read more

ABC Planning ‘Bachelor’ Dating Spin-Off Show For Seniors

The producers of the hit ABC reality dating show The Bachelor are looking for seniors for a new dating show. According to ABC’s casting page, producers “are looking for active and outgoing single men and women IN THEIR GOLDEN YEARS for a new exciting dating show!” The new series was teased during a casting call in a commercial that aired during the February 24 episode of The Bachelor. ...Read more

Court Rules Trump Administration Can Withhold Funds From Sanctuary States

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court said the Trump administration can withhold funds from New York City and seven states that have declared themselves sanctuaries from federal immigration policies, setting the stage for possible U.S. Supreme Court action. The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said President Trump acted within his authority when he signed an executive order in January 2017 to withhold federal funds from states that resisted helping federal efforts to enforce immigration laws. ...Read more