Coffee chain allows stores to ID customers under 16

Coffee chain allows stores to ID customers under 16
Nov. 7 (UPI) — A London-based coffee shop chain said locations are being given the option of checking customer IDs and refusing caffeine sales to those under 16. Costa Coffee, Britain’s largest coffee chain, confirmed a policy has been put into place to allow individual locations to decide whether to check IDs of young-looking customers to make sure they are at least 16 years old. “We do not encourage the sale of caffeine to children under 16 and it is at store discretion to question a customer’s age if they have any concerns,” a chain spokesman told Gloucester Live. “Our advertising is not directed at children and you must be 16 or above to own a Costa Club Card,” the spokesman said. “Caffeine information is available upon request should a customer wish to know the level of caffeine in their favorite Costa coffee.” More

Amber Portwood wants to quit ‘Teen Mom’: It’s ‘too much to bear’

Amber Portwood wants to quit ‘Teen Mom’: It’s ‘too much to bear’
Nov. 6 (UPI) — Amber Portwood says she wants to quit Teen Mom OG. The 28-year-old television personality explained in a series of tweets Monday that the MTV series has put her through too much “heartache” to continue starring on the show. “I can’t do this anymore,” Portwood told her 853,000 followers. “I have to quit this show.” “The heartache this show has put me through is too much to bear anymore,” she said. “If I will not be shown then there’s nothing more to do. My name will not get smeared anymore. I hope everyone is resting easy with the money they’ve made off of heartache and pain that I’ve endured.” Portwood came to fame on the MTV series 16 & Pregnantbefore starring on Teen Mom. Her followers reacted to her posts by voicing their support online. “Good for you! You not only should make your family your own... More

Abby Lee Miller returns to work amid cancer battle

Abby Lee Miller returns to work amid cancer battle
Nov. 7 (UPI) — Abby Lee Miller is back at work amid her battle with cancer. The 52-year-old television personality shared a photo of herself on set Tuesday at her Abby Lee Dance Company in Los Angeles. The picture shows Miller smiling as she sits in a wheelchair in front of the camera. The star didn’t specify what she was filming but tagged her former show, Dance Moms, in the caption. “Grrrrrrrr!!!! Back to the daily grind,” she wrote. “Comment if you can guess what we’re shooting today? #abby #abbyleemiller #abbylee #dance #tvshow #dancemoms.” Lifetime confirmed to People in July casting was underway for Season 8 and that Miller was involved. Miller quit Dance Moms midway through Season 7 after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud. “I will no longer take part in Dance Moms,” she said at the time. “I don’t have a problem working with any kid … I just... More

Ariana Grande stumbles while performing ‘Thank U, Next’

Ariana Grande stumbles while performing ‘Thank U, Next’
Nov. 7 (UPI) — Ariana Grande stumbled onstage while performing her new single “Thank U, Next.” The 25-year-old singer tripped and nearly fell while debuting the song on Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneresShow. Grande and her backup dancers, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monet, channeled the 1996 movie First Wives Club. The trio wore all-white ensembles on the stage, which was decorated to look like a wedding reception. The “God is a Woman” singer got up on a chair to sing and dance at one point during the performance. She slipped on the floor while getting down but managed to recover her balance. Grande had shared a photo with Parx and Monet on Instagram prior to the performance. “first wives club 2018 …… @thellenshow tomorrow,” she captioned the post. “i love you @victoriamoney @taylaparx … thank u, next.” Grande released “Thank U, Next” last week. The song’s lyrics reference several... More

‘Breaking Bad’ movie in development from creator Vince Gilligan

‘Breaking Bad’ movie in development from creator Vince Gilligan
Nov. 7 (UPI) — Breaking Bad series creator Vince Gilligan is developing a new film that takes place within the same universe as the award-winning drama series. Details on the two-hour film are being kept under wraps, with it being unclear if the project would be released on television or theatrically, noted The Hollywood Reporter. It is also unknown if the film would be a prequel to Breaking Bad — similar to Gilligan’s Better Call Saul — or take place after the series ended. The Albuquerque Journal has reported that the film is being referred to as Greenbrier and that it will follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom. Production is set to begin in November. Breaking Bad, which starred Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, RJ Mitte and Betsy Brandt, ended after five seasons in 2013. AMC and... More

Missing $342.9 million Powerball ticket found on truck floor

Missing $342.9 million Powerball ticket found on truck floor
Nov. 7 (UPI) — An Iowa woman who claimed a $343.9 million Powerball prize admitted she had temporarily lost the ticket until it turned up on the floor of her sister’s truck. Lerynne West, 51, of Redfield, who won half of the jackpot from the Oct. 27 Powerball drawing, told Iowa Lottery officials the ticket she bought from Casey’s in Redfield apparently fell out of her purse while she was riding in her sister’s truck. West said a friend texted her the day after the drawing to tell her there had been a big winner, and she soon discovered that she couldn’t find the ticket. She contacted her sister, who searched the truck and found it on the floor. She sent West a photo of the ticket and the lucky player soon discovered she had matched all six numbers, 8-12-13-19-27 and Powerball 4. “I told my sister to get in... More

‘Fuller House’ Season 4 to premiere in December

‘Fuller House’ Season 4 to premiere in December
Oct. 31 (UPI) — Fuller House will premiere its fourth season in December. Netflix shared a premiere date for the new season and teaser photos featuring Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber in a tweet Tuesday. Season 4 will premiere Dec. 14. The teasers show D.J. Tanner (Bure), Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and Kimmy Gibbler (Barber) channeling Charlie’s Angels, celebrating Christmas and speaking to Uncle Jesse (John Stamos). “#FullerHouse returns December 14 – FIRST LOOK,” the post reads. Bure confirmed the news in a video featuring the cast Tuesday on Instagram. “I have the answer to the question that so many of you @fullerhouse fans have been asking!! Fuller House Season 4 is premiering on…… (you’ll have to watch all the way through to find out) #FullerHouse #Season4 @netflix,” she wrote. Fuller House co-stars Michael Campion, Elias Harger and Soni Nicole Bringas. The series is a sequel spinoff to... More

‘It’ sequel releases teaser poster on Halloween

‘It’ sequel releases teaser poster on Halloween
Oct. 31 (UPI) — The It sequel celebrated Halloween by releasing its first official teaser poster. Warner Bros. Pictures shared a promo image for the film Wednesday on the It official Twitter account. The poster simply features the movie’s title, It: Chapter Two. The designers used the same jagged, red font for “It” as the first film. “Coming September 6, 2019. #ITMovie,” the post reads. It: Chapter Two is based on the Stephen King novel It and takes place 27 years after the events of the first movie. The story follows a group of friends as they battle a supernatural predator who takes on the form of people’s worst fears. The cast of It: Chapter Two assembled in a group photo in July. James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader play older versions of Bill, Beverly and Richie, with Bill Skarsgard to reprise his role as Pennywise. It: Chapter Two... More

‘Today’ anchors dress up as ’80s icons on Halloween

‘Today’ anchors dress up as ’80s icons on Halloween
Oct. 31 (UPI) — Today anchors dressed up as ’80s icons during the show’s annual Halloween celebration. Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Kathie Lee Gifford and the rest of the cast tackled decade-appropriate celebrities and fictional characters on Wednesday’s episode of the NBC morning show. Kotb, Guthrie and Gifford channeled ’80s music superstars Elton John, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna, while Carson Daly and Sheinelle Jones dressed up as Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner, respectively. In addition, Willie Geist, Al Roker, Dylan Dreyer, Craig Melvin, Jenna Bush Hager and Peter Alexander took on characters from iconic ’80s films. Geist went as Ferris Bueller, with Hager and Alexander as pilots from Top Gun. “There was just something about the ’80s that was so alive and everything just felt bigger, especially the hair,” Guthrie said in a pre-taped segment during the episode. “Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Coming to America, Raiders of the Lost... More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to appear on star-studded get out and vote telethon

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to appear on star-studded get out and vote telethon
Oct. 31 (UPI) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tiffany Haddish and more are set to appear during The Telethon for America on Nov. 5, an event that will raise awareness about voting in the midterm elections on Nov. 6. The Telethon for America will be streamed live across YouTube, Facebook Live and Comedy Central Online from 6 to 8 p.m. PT. Jessica Alba, Judd Apatow, Allison Janney, Lil Rel, Chelsea Handler, Ashley Benson, Adam Devine, Ben Gleib, Whitney Cummings, Russell Peters, Alyssa Milano, Jeff Ross, YouTube Stars Lilly Singh & Olga Kay, Sophia Bush, Tom Arnold, Aisha Taylor, Minnie Driver, Erik Griffin, Debra Messing, Jackie Tohn, Connie Britton and more, are also set to appear. The telethon will feature live musical and comedy performances as celebrities challenge viewers to get out and vote on election day. The event is backed by former first lady Michelle Obama‘s non-partisan, non-profit campaign When We All... More