LOS ANGELES (AP) – The star of “S.W.A.T” says the current season of the police-themed show will give the cast the chance to address some of the problems with policing in this country. Shemar Moore says it’s “very brave and very bold” of the show to tackle some of the issues the nation faces. Executive producer Aaron Rashaan Thomas says he always hoped “S.W.A.T.” – a remake of the 1975-76 series – would both entertain and engage its audience.
TIFFANY HADDISH AND PRINCE HARRY TO TAKE PART IN “STAND UP FOR HEROES”
NEW YORK (AP) – Comedians like Tiffany Haddish, Ronny Chieng and Ray Romano are among those taking part in this year’s Stand Up for Heroes. But the fundraiser also has a serious side – as an annual special to show support for the nation’s military personnel. The event is set for a week from today – and for the first time it will be virtual, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Others involved in the event include musicians Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley. Also attending will be Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.
NURSES TO BE FETED WITH VIRTUAL CONCERT ON THANKSGIVING
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The nation’s nurses have been fighting to keep us alive and healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic. And now, some big-name stars are taking up their cause with a virtual concert. Whoopi Goldberg will host a benefit show set for Thanksgiving Day. Among the stars to perform are Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and Gloria Estefan. The organization Nurse Heroes is sponsoring the event, which will provide funding for programs to help nurses, including scholarships for their children.
BASKETBALL BROADCASTER, PLAYER, COACH TOMMY HEINSOHN DIES
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics say the death of Tommy Heinsohn “is a devastating loss.” He died yesterday at age 86 – ending a life that saw him spend more than 60 years with the NBA club as a player, coach and broadcaster. After retiring as coach in 1979, he moved from the sidelines to the broadcast booth. There, he endeared himself to Celtics fans as someone who rooted for the team on the air as hard as they did in the stands – or in front of the radio or TV.