411: Hocus Pocus 2, Most Haunted Hotels List Include DC & Baltimore Spots

Disney Is Officially Working On A Hocus Pocus 2

  • Variety is reporting Hocus Pocus 2 is officially moving forward at Disney+
  • They’ve hired a writer & co-producer form Workaholics to write the script & find a way to bring back Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy who played the Sanderson sisters in the original
  • It’s in the very early stages so there is no word on a plot line or if the second installment will be a sequel or a prequel

America’s Most Haunted Hotels List Includes Spots in DC, Baltimore

  • Historic Hotels of America has published a list of the 25 most haunted hotels in the U.S., and it includes The Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C. and the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore.
  • Strange occurrences have been reported in rooms at the Omni Shoreham, where a maid and girl died, and those rooms have been named “The Ghost Suites,” Historic Hotels said.
  • The Omni Shoreham ghost even has its own Twitter account
  • Around the time of the Great Depression, there were at least 20 documented reports of “jumpers” from the 19th floor at the Lord Baltimore Hotel
  • The Lord Baltimore is apparently haunted by Molly, the daughter of a couple who jumped and she is typically seen in the halls wearing a white dress and playing with a red ball
  • There has also been a lot of paranormal speculation around a hand print of a child on a wall in one of the hotel’s penthouses that won’t go away.


J Lo & A Rod Donate Years Worth of Meals To Tennessee Elementary School

  • A teacher at Jacksboro Elementary School posted to Facebook earlier this month a story about a student at her school who did not have enough to eat
  • It was shared thousands of times and, as donations poured in, the school was able to set up a food pantry for students
  • It caught the eyes of J Lo & A Rod who donated a years worth of frozen meals from their new line at Walmart to the school’s food pantry
  • J Lo explained that being able to help struggling kids like this "is why being a business owner, and having actual ownership in companies (not licensing), is so important to me and Alex, especially as Latinos."


American Music Award Nominees

  • Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X racked up 3 American Music Awards nominations. They picked up nods in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Music Video of the Year for "Old Town Road." They also walk away with a nomination in the Pop/Rock Favorite Song category. Lil Nas X also is a contender for New Artist of the Year. 
  • Luke Comb grabbed a nod in the all-genre New Artist of the Year category, as well as nominations for Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Song for "Beautiful Crazy."
  • Dan and Shay also have 3 nominations. They're up for Favorite Country Duo or Group, Favorite Country Album for their self-titled record and Favorite Country Song for "Speechless."
  • Kane Brown is up for 2 awards. He can win for Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Country Album for Experiment."
  • Carrie Underwood also has 2 nominations. She's a contender for Favorite Country Female and Favorite Country Album for Cry Pretty.
  • Taylor Swift, who has won 23 AMAs, is up for 5 awards and could surpass the King of Pop, who holds the record for most wins with 24 trophies.
  • Voting is now open until November 20th. The awards will air live on November 24th on ABC.

ICYMI: The Hallmark Channel & Lifetime’s non stop holiday programming begins today....in October.....



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