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Interview: Cast says ‘Saved By the Bell’ finds humor in relevant issues

Interview: Cast says ‘Saved By the Bell’ finds humor in relevant issues

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Like the original, The Peacock's reimagining of Saved by the Bell uses comedy to raise awareness of issues that teenagers face. The classic series, which aired from 1989 to 1992 and spawned a 1993-2000 spinoff, followed a group of students at Bayside High. The reimagining, which touches on more serious issues, brings back the original cast, now adults, and adds their children as students at Bayside. Advertisement The '90s sitcom presented the comedy through the eyes of Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who reprises his role). Creator Tracey Wigfield (The Mindy Project, Great News, 30 Rock) presents her Saved By the Bell reimagining through the eyes of students from lower-income Douglas High, who get bussed to Bayside after budget cuts shut down their school. ...
Trump admits losing would not be ‘easy’ as final votes cast in US election

Trump admits losing would not be ‘easy’ as final votes cast in US election

World
Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be "easy", as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election.The Republican incumbent said he had not yet thought about a concession or victory speech, as he addressed party workers at their headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Meanwhile, Democrat challenger Joe Biden headed back to his home state of Pennsylvania in a last-ditch bid to win over enough people to turn the state blue and reap its 20 electoral college votes. Image: Joe Biden went back to his childhood home He was bullish about the prospect of success, writing a note on the living room wall of the home he grew up in Scranton: "From this house to the White House with the grace of God."Americans...
‘The Conners’ cast addressed COVID-19 pandemic in Season 3

‘The Conners’ cast addressed COVID-19 pandemic in Season 3

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Conner family has represented the working class in America since the original Roseanne series aired in 1988. Season 3 of spinoff, The Conners, was filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with storylines reflecting the struggles American families experienced this year. This season shows the comedic ways Dan (John Goodman), aunt Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), and siblings Becky (Lecy Goranson), Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and DJ (Michael Fishman) and their families are coping. Advertisement New pandemic rules create stresses inside the Conner home, as well as outside. They maintain 6 feet of social distance in their own home and Darlene's son, Mark (Ames McNamara), takes everybody's temperature when they return home from work. The family also was hit with struggles with ...
‘The Right Stuff’ cast delves deeper into Mercury 7 astronauts

‘The Right Stuff’ cast delves deeper into Mercury 7 astronauts

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- It took more than "the right stuff" to launch Americans into space, say the cast members of National Geographic's new adaptation of The Right Stuff. Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman and Colin O'Donoghue play three of the test pilots who made up the Mercury 7, the astronaut team for NASA's first manned space program. "Part of being an actor in this part was figuring out exactly what the right stuff is," McDorman, who plays Alan Shepard, told UPI in a phone interview. Advertisement Tom Wolfe's book, The Right Stuff, became an acclaimed movie in 1983. Even at three hours, the film limited its scope to the technical hurdles NASA overcame to launch men into space. The show covers how NASA recruited Shepard, John Glenn (Adams), Gordon "Gordo" Cooper (O'Donoghue) and ...
NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

Technology
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above EarthBy ALEX SANZ Associated PressSeptember 25, 2020, 9:35 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleATLANTA -- NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth.Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the International Space Station.“I think it’s really important for everybody to vote,” Rubins said. “If we can do it from space, then I believe folks can do it from the ground, too.”Most U.S. astronauts live in Houston. Texas law allows them to vote