William Blinn, ‘Brian’s Song,’ ‘Roots’ and ‘Purple Rain’ screenwriter, dead at 83

William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 83. Blinn died Thursday of natural causes at an assisting living community in Burbank, California, his daughter, … Read more…

Live updates: Isaias brings tornadoes and heavy rain; half a million powerless in Mid-Atlantic

Live updates on Isaias, which is bearing down on East Coast with heavy rain and the threat of storm surge. Hundreds of thousands are without power.        GANNETT Syndication Service SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Hurricane Douglas becomes major Category 3 storm, may bring strong winds and rain to Hawaii

The first hurricane this season in the Central Pacific strengthened late Wednesday into a major storm as it remains on track to potentially impact Hawaii by this weekend. FOX News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

WATCH: What You Need To Know — June 10, 2020: Heat, Rain & Long Lines — George Floyd’s Funeral — Coronavirus Updates

1. George Floyd’s Funeral What You Need To Know: As the world stopped to pay their final respects to George Floyd, leaders from around the country and around Houston’s 3rd Ward, lent their voices and support to the Floyd family. … Read more…

Director Stanley Donen, famed for landmark film ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ dies at 94

Stanley Donen, the former dancer who directed some of Hollywood’s greatest musicals including Gene Kelly’s landmark “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “On the Town,” has died at age 94, according to media reports. Reuters: People … Read more…