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Out ABC News correspondent James Longman tours archaeological treasures underneath Jerusalem

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Huge privilege to see the latest archaeological treasures underneath Jerusalem. This is the ancient street possibly built by Pontius Pilate 2000 years ago. We’ve seen the Western Wall underground, right next to which a Roman theatre has been found. And incredibly, a grocery shop with a hidden treasure: a 1700 year old crusader hall right underneath. It’s huge. And behind that far wall – The Holy Sepulchre itself. Super lucky – I feel like Dan Brown. Much of this not without controversy: in a city defined by claims to land, excavations below bring up all the same issues. Especially since much of the areas the Israeli archaeologists are digging go right underneath Arab areas, they say causing damage to their homes. Feature soon on @goodmorningamerica @natgeo

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Tuesday Morning Man: DeMarco Morgan!

DeMarco Morgan joined KCBS in Los Angeles last April.

He is a very impressive man – and quite fit!

Morgan has been a CBS News correspondent since fall 2015. He shifted to Los Angeles after more than three years working for the network out of New York. He joined CBS News from WXIA Atlanta, where he was a reporter and co-anchor. Prior to that, Morgan was weekend anchor at WNBC New York and was cut-in anchor for MSNBC. He’s also worked at WTVJ Miami, WISN Milwaukee and WJTV Jackson (MS).

He has been honored with several awards, including the 2009 Thurgood Marshall Prestige Award for his community service efforts while working at WNBC; the Atlanta Business League’s “Men of Influence” Award in 2012. He was named one of the nation’s Top Ten Collegiate Journalists in the country in 2001 by Scripps Howard and named one of Ebony Magazine’s Top 30 Future Young Leaders of America in 2006. Morgan was also named one of South Florida Magazine’s top 40 most influential black professionals in 2008.

Morgan graduated from Jackson State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in liberal arts. He also earned a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. While at Columbia University, Morgan was a Fred Friendly Scholar and interned at CBS News and 48 HOURS.

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M A L I B U – T R I A T H L O N – May this be the first of many. ???????????? @nauticamalibutri #TeamCBS @menshealthmag @nautica #Malibu

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L O S – A N G E L E S – Damn right I like the life I live… #LA photocred: @devandmarcus

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L O S – A N G E L E S – “???????? Hidden Hills where I post…” @champagnepapi — Thanks Nupes @monsieurkreme @Andre.kealii #LA ???????? #Cut #Sunday

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Late Night Video: The day in 1982 when Bette Davis was at Tower Records for album signing

The year was 1982 and the legendary Bette Davis appeared at the Tower Records in Westwood to sign an album she recorded in the 1960s called Bette Davis Sings. She was 74 then and still working regularly in both television and featured films. But the next year she would undergo a mastectomy and have a stroke. Still, the two-time Oscar winner went on to make four more movies including the acclaimed The Whales of August.

Videographers: John Franzblau & Steve Jacobs Elstein


Celeb Instagram: Veterans Day Edition

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Happy Veterans Day to all veterans-especially my favorite veteran, my dad. Thanks for your service

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Happy Veterans Day to all the brave men and women who’ve continuously sacrificed their lives to protect our country. I’m so proud of the many times I’ve had the chance to perform for you- the best audience in the world! Today, and everyday, you’re in my thoughts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Dad. Saigon. 1968. Thank you for your service. #VeteransDay

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My father, Bill Moffitt, bravely served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. I am named after him, because he was serving his country when I was born, and my mother did not know if he would make it home alive. To all people who devote their lives in service to their country, thank you. #VeteransDay #heroes #gratitude

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Trevor Donovan: “Instagram is for narcissism”

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Instagram is for narcissism. Twitter is for kvetching. Left or Right?

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Adam Rippon’s birthday skate to “River” by Ben Platt

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon shared this video on YouTube: Today is my 30th birthday. I couldn’t be more grateful for everything and everyone in my life. Thank you for always sending love and positive energy my way. I hope I’m always able to do the same for you.

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Morning Round-Up: Billy Porter; George Takei; Pete Buttigieg; Ryan Haddad; Miley Cyrus; Sam Smith; Madonna

Watch Billy Porter Read Your Comments About His Iconic Looks NewNowNext

George Takei Blasts Trump for His Draft Dodging, Veterans Charity Defrauding Ways NewNowNext

Pete Buttigieg Praises Obama After Reporter’s Egregious Viral Misquote Towleroad

Pete Buttigieg outlasts the pundits by emerging as the alternative to Joe Biden Los Angeles Times

Ryan Haddad on being disabled on ‘The Politician’: “It’s extraordinary when you’re not tokenized” Queerty

Miley Cyrus Underwent Vocal Cord Surgery, Will Have To Remain Silent For Weeks In Recovery DListed

Piers Morgan shows extent of his ignorance by slamming Sam Smith’s decision to dress in menswear Pink News

Madonna’s Famed “Tardiness” on Tours Now Subject of Lawsuit Instinct

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Monday Morning Man: César Vicente!

If you’ve seen Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film Pain & Glory, then you are certainly familiar with today’s Morning Man César Vicente.

He gives a memorable performance – the most memorable part being a full frontal bathing scene! – in a beautiful film I highly recommend.

Before landing the role in Pain & Glory, César had a role in the Spanish TV series A Different View and this year was in the film Hernán.

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Anthony Rapp is engaged!

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So something happened tonight. I asked @teerakeni if he would marry me and he said yes. I am so very happy and I’m so very thrilled to share this news.

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Van Hansis celebrates Tyler Hanes’ 10th Broadway show: “I am so lucky to be the guy beholding him”

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I am so proud of this one for being able to pull off that jacket. And yeah, also for his 10th (!) Broadway show. Double digits, Linda!!! @thetylerhanes is a sight to behold and I am so lucky to be the guy beholding him. #forthegirls #kristinchenoweth #ImGoingToStealYourJacketYou’reFabulousI’mLinda photo by @bruglikas

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Showtune Sunday: All about the show-stopping “The Ladies Who Lunch” from “Company”

Patti LuPone won the Olivier Award this year after returning to the London stage in a new production of Company in the character of Joanne who gets to belt out the show-stopping number The Ladies Who Lunch.

She will perform the role on Broadway beginning early next year and could win her third Tony. Here’s hoping! Patti had first played the role in 2011 in a New York Philharmonic Concert version that was filmed and released in theaters and later on DVD.

But LuPone first performed the song, oh-so memorably, at the 80th birthday celebration of Stephen Sondheim in the presence of the original Joanne — the late, great Elaine Stritch.

Below are Stritch’s version, LuPone’s version and some other interesting takes on the song by Alan Cumming, Anna Kendrick and Carol Burnett.

Enjoy – and please share your thoughts!

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Morning Man Classic: Don Murray!

Remember handsome Don Murray from the first few seasons of Knots Landing when he played Sid Fairgate?

I sure do!

Sid was married to Karen (Michelle Lee) and they lived next door to Gary and Val (Ted Shackleford and Joan Van Ark) and across the street from his sister Abby (Donna Mills).

But Sid died during surgery that was supposed to make him walk again and he became paralyzed in a car “accident” that occurred after some bad guy involved with Gary cut his brakes.

Oh the drama!

Anyway, Don was around long before Knots Landing. He made his Broadway debut in 1951 in The Rose Tattoo then got his big break in movies starring opposite Marilyn Monroe in 1956′s Bus Stop for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

He married Hope Lange, with whom he also starred with in the film, and they had two children before divorcing.

He then went on to star in such films as The Bachelor Party, A Hatful of Rain, Advise and Consent, Baby the Rain Must Fall, and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

Knots Landing went on to run more than a decade after Don left the show. He spent his time appearing in an assortment of TV movies, doing guest spots on various series and doing some feature roles including the 1986 film Peggy Sue Got Married.

Now 90, he was still acting until a few years ago with his most recent credits being the 2017 film The Hard Ride and the third season of Twin Peaks, also known as Twin Peaks: The Return.

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Weekend Round-Up: Cyndi Lauper; Madonna; Janne Puhakka; Pete Buttigieg; Bill Maher; James Dean

Cyndi Lauper announces line-up for 9th annual concert to benefit homeless LGBTQ youth LA Blade

Hockey Star Janne Puhakka Comes Out As Gay: ‘We Must Speak Up’

Madonna Booed After Vegas Concert Starts 2 Hours Late! (Fans Walk Out, 500 Refunds Issued!) WOW Report

Pete Buttigieg says leaders of homophobic countries will ‘have to get used to’ a gay US president LGBTQ Nation

Bill Maher Drops Gay-Coded List on Lindsey Graham Towleroad

James Dean, Deceased Gay Icon, Will Star in a 2020 Film Via CGI Advocate

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Celeb Instagram: Shirtless Edition!

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Just chilling and nothing more #VacationMood @ooreethirah

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Last session of the week

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From shoot with @_kevinmcdermott_ wearing @resqmenow swimwear. #kevinmcdermottphotography #waterfall #resqme #minnewaskastatepark #photoshoot #swimwear

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Julie Andrews talks about “Mary Poppins,” “The Sound of Music,” “Victor/Victoria” and other roles


Snapped! Ronan Farrow meets Gloria Steinem!

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Never meet your heroes except @gloriasteinem who is as crisp and original a thinker and unflinching a truth-teller and funny and warm a person as has ever been put on the planet, I think?

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Out ABC News correspondent Gio Benitez receives YMCA Hispanic Achievers Outstanding Leadership Award

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What an honor to receive the YMCA Hispanic Achievers Outstanding Leadership Award last night, with a beautiful introduction by my dear friend and longtime mentor @sdrice11 of the @emmalbowenfdn. We first met nearly 20 years ago, when I was 15 and applying for that life-changing scholarship program. Now she was right there with me and the passionate team from @ymcanyc, which is doing such incredible work supporting young people all across New York City and the country. Big thanks to The Y! : @chasiannexy

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WATCH: On “The Late Show,” Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen act out Trump’s Ukraine quid pro quo call

With Stephen Colbert judging their innocence or guilt, these two acting greats take on the roles of Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky and read lines from the infamous “transcript.” Their new film “The Good Liar” hits theaters on Friday, November 15th

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Morning Round-Up: GLAAD’s TV report; Price Harry & Gareth Thomas; Pete Buttigieg; Ellen DeGeneres; Shangela

GLAAD Where We Are in TV Report: Over 10 Percent of TV Series Regulars Are LGBTQ Advocate

Homophobe Margaret Court calls for grand slam anniversary honor at Australian Open CNN

Prince Harry Teams up with Rugby Star Gareth Thomas Who Revealed HIV Status to Break Stigma of Testing

Pete Buttigieg Releases $1.6 Trillion Plan For Affordable Housing, Colleges And Child Care Forbes

Pete Buttigieg: Trump has done nothing to command my respect CNN

Ellen DeGeneres Thanks California Firefighters In Heartwarming Interview, Surprises Them With $250,000 ET Canada

Shangela Cast as “Ruthless” Drag Queen on “Riverdale” Spin-Off NewNowNext

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Friday Morning Man: David Muir!

Celebrating David Muir’s 46th birthday today with the full Morning Man treatment.

Let’s face it, the anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight and 20/20 is such a hunk!

It’s been five years since he took over for Diane Sawyer as evening news anchor. He has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism and, of course, was listed as one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive in 2014.

He is fairly active on Instagram so check that out and on occasion will co-host Kelly Ripa’s morning show – they are very close friends.

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Broadcasting from Apollo 11 mission control tonight was an honor. The way they left it 50 years ago. #apollo11 #nasa #houston

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How many days til the weekend ( I really love my job but how many days ) #gsp

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