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Joe Biden's town hall drew 1m more viewers than Trump's

Joe Biden's town hall event on ABC averaged around 13.9 million viewers while President Donald Trump's had around 13 million viewers across three different channels.

"The words of a president matter, no matter whether they’re good, bad or indifferent, they matter. When a president doesn’t wear a mask, or makes fun of folks like me when I was wearing a mask for a long time, then people say it mustn’t be that important," Biden told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Carole Baskin joins ABC's Dancing With The Stars
Carole Baskin joins ABC's Dancing With The Stars

Carole Baskin, known for her appearance in Netflix's docuseries "Tiger King", will be joining Season 29 of ABC's dance competition TV series "Dancing With The Stars". The season is set to premiere on September 14.

Baskin will be competing against AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys), Kaitlyn Bristowe (Bachelorette), Nev Schulman (Catfish), Monica Aldama (Netflix's Cheer), Johnny Weir (Figure skater), Vernon Davis (Football player), Charles Oakley (NBA), Skai Jackson (Disney), Anne Heche (Actress, Donnie Brasco), Jeannie Mai (The Real) and Chrishell Stause (Selling Sunset). Each celebrity will be paired with a professional dancer.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Celebrities & Public Figures
Regis Philbin dies at age 88
The late Regis Philbin with Kelly Ripa and Capt. Mark Genung, May 2010
The late Regis Philbin with Kelly Ripa and Capt. Mark Genung, May 2010 Credit: U.S. Navy photo / Public domain

Regis Philbin, the American media personality, actor, television host and singer, has died of at age 88. Philbin is known for hosting the Miss America pageants and ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." He also co-hosted "Live with Regis...", first with Kathie Lee and later with Kelly Ripa. Philbin was nominated for 37 Daytime Emmy Awards, of which he won six, and holds the world record for most hours on US television with over 16,700 hours.

"We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday. His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him -- for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about," so the statement shared by his family with CNN.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Jimmy Kimmel to host the Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel Credit: ABC

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 72nd Emmys -- previously he was the host for the 64th and 68th editions. The show is set to take place on September 20 and air on ABC.

"I don't know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it," Kimmel said in a statement.

The Television Academy will announce nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards on Tuesday, July 28.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Today's funeral of George Floyd to be live-streamed
George Floyd mural
George Floyd mural Credit: Lorie Shaull (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

George Floyd will be laid to rest in Houston, Texas today. The funeral and celebration of his life will be held at The Fountain of Praise Church at 11 AM CT. The service is limited to 500 people but will be live-streamed by major news networks such as ABC, CBS and MSNBC.

Mia K. Wright, co-paster of the church, told Don Lemon on Monday: "We celebrate a life that had its ups and downs as many lives do but also a life that was connected to God and one that all people around the world have now connected to because of the tragedy and the trauma by which he passed."