ABBY HUNTSMAN WILL BE PART OF “THE VIEW”
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former “Fox & Friends Weekend” host Abby Huntsman is joining “The View.” In a statement Tuesday, Huntsman said she was excited to return to her professional roots at ABC, where she began her journalism career. She’ll be working as a co-host with “The View” moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts including Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain. Huntsman shares family political credentials with Meghan McCain: Huntsman’s father, Jon, is U.S. ambassador to Russia. “The View” launches its 22nd season next Tuesday, Sept. 4. Guests announced for the season include former Secretary of State John Kerry, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Taraji P. Henson and porn actress Stormy Daniels.
“JUST MERCY” BEGINS FILMING IN MONTGOMERY
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Filming has begun in parts of Alabama’s capital city for a movie based on a bestselling memoir. Scenes for “Just Mercy” were being shot on a downtown Montgomery street and in the city’s Garden District on Monday. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the “Just Mercy” cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. The movie is based on attorney Bryan Stevenson’s book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” The movie will follow Stevenson’s defense of Walter McMillian, who sat on death row for six years, convicted on the false testimony.
NIXON, CUOMO TO FACE OFF IN DEBATE AS NY PRIMARY DRAWS NEAR
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon are preparing for their only scheduled debate before next month’s Democratic primary. The two-term incumbent and the former “Sex and the City” star will face off Wednesday at Hofstra University. Nixon is expected to accuse Cuomo of doing too little to address political corruption, income inequality or New York City’s aging subways. Observers say Cuomo will tout liberal accomplishments like a higher minimum wage and same-sex marriage and argue his experience makes him more qualified to stand up to President Donald Trump. Cuomo leads in polls and fundraising. The winner of the Sept. 13 primary faces Republican Marc Molinaro, independent candidate Stephanie Miner and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins in the November election.