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All crew members rescued from inside capsized cargo ship Golden Ray off Georgia coast: Coast Guard

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U.S. Coast Guard(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — All of the four crew members trapped inside the Golden Ray, the cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia, have been rescued, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Rescue crews made contact with the crew on Monday morning after hearing tapping noises from inside the ship throughout the night, Coast Guard Capt. John Reed said in a press conference Monday afternoon. Those inside “knew where to go” to make those noises, Reed said.

 The conditions of the first three who were rescued are “relatively good,” considering their circumstances, and they are being transported to the hospital to receive medical attention, Reed said. They were together in one spot when they were extracted, Reed said.

The fourth crew member was stuck behind a glass enclosure in the ship’s engineering room, one deck from where the other three were, Reed said. He had not had access to food or water since the emergency occurred more than 36 hours ago.

It is “very hot” inside the ship — even hotter than outside, Reed said. It was 92 degrees in Brunswick, Georgia, on Monday afternoon.

 Four people had been unaccounted for after the 656-foot vessel caught fire and overturned on the St. Simons Sound off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia, around 2 a.m. Sunday. Twenty people were safely removed on Sunday, officials said.

A hole was drilled into the ship to communicate with those inside and provide them with ventilation and water, Coast Guard Lt. Lloyd Heflin told ABC News.

Those on board included 23 crew members, who are all are from South Korea, and a harbor pilot from the Port of Brunswick, according to the Coast Guard. The chief engineer from the ship assisted rescue crews on the water to help translate, officials said Monday.

Black smoke could be seen emitting from the starboard side of the ship from shore after it caught fire, officials said. The smoke subsided by Sunday afternoon, but it was still too dangerous to go inside, as crews hadn’t determined whether the fire had yet subsided on the ship’s interior.

The vessel, which was carrying vehicles on its way to Baltimore, is still listing heavily on the water. The cause remains under investigation.

The Port of Brunswick, one of the busiest in the nation, was closed for the rescue efforts, and vessels were not permitted within half a mile of the ship.

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FGL's Tyler Hubbard jokes his baby son looks like a "90-year-old bald man," sees family continuing to grow

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ABC/Image Group LATyler Hubbard’s son Luca Reed gets his own photo spread in the new issue of People, which is out now.

The Florida Georgia Line hitmaker and his wife Hayley welcomed their second child on August 19, making them a family of four: Luca joined big sister Olivia, who’s nearly two..

Tyler tells People he and Hayley definitely envision their family continuing to grow, but they haven’t decided exactly how or when.

“We initially thought maybe we’d just have two kids and potentially adopt a third,” he says, “but we definitely see our family being more than just two kids.”  

“This process has been so amazing,” Tyler adds, “it’s sort of hard to think that we’re done having babies at this point. We definitely see it growing down the road. But we also see us taking our time and maybe riding these two kids out for just a little while… like, a few years.”

Tyler admits he’s getting a kick out of people commenting that Luca looks like him.

“I guess everybody thinks that I look like a 90-year-old bald man,” he jokes. “But as soon as the baby starts getting cute, then everybody starts saying, ‘Oh, it’s starting to look like Hayley.’”  

This past weekend, Tyler and Brian Kelley headlined FGL Fest at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Dan + ShayNellyMitchell TenpennyBlanco Brown and more.  In 2020, FGL Fest will move to Fourth of July weekend.

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Taylor Swift's speech, success of 'Pose' prove "we're on the right track" for true equality, says trans activist Jessy Dubai

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Photo courtesy Jessy Dubai(NEW YORK) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) According to USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, 2018 saw a record number of Hollywood studio movies featuring leads who were either female or people of color — but people in the LGBTQ community were still being under-represented.

“Even though the path looks long and filled with obstacles…change is coming,” says trans model, activist, and adult performer Jessy Dubai to ABC Radio.

She points to the popularity of Taylor Swift’s “inclusive” video for “You Need to Calm Down,” and Taylor’s  acceptance speech for Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards as an example. Swift called for the White House to support the Equality Act, which offers sweeping protections for people in the LGBTQ community.

“When someone famous uses their platform in order to make a positive impact, I think that’s something to praise them for,” Dubai tells ABC Radio. “So her knowing that she has this huge platform and she can do something about it which is positive? It’s something amazing.”

Dubai also points to the trailblazing success of Janet Mock, the best-selling author who brought the hit drama Pose to FX. Teaming with Netflix, Mock recently became the first openly trans woman to ink a multi-million dollar content deal.

“She[is] just amazing,” Jessy says of Mock, but notes that her success isn’t simply due to her sexual identity.

“It’s just her uniqueness charisma and talents…that made her who she is,” Jessy explains.

Mainstream opinions are changing, Dubai says, adding, “But, just like Rome wasn’t built [in a day], neither will this.” 

Dubai has channeled her life experience into the comedic and dramatic one-woman show Confessions of a W**re.

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Tenille Townes is the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards

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Columbia NashvilleNewcomer Tenille Townes emerged as the big winner at Sunday night’s Canadian Country Music Awards, taking home four trophies and sweeping every category in which she was nominated.

The Canadian Country Music Association named Tenille its Female Artist of the Year, and gave her its Single, Songwriter, and Video of the Year honors, all for her debut single, “Somebody’s Daughter.”

The tune from Tenille’s forthcoming sophomore album topped the chart in Canada, and broke into the top thirty in the U.S. as well.

“I woke up this morning and it appears as though last night did in fact happen in real life even though it feels like a hazy dream,” Tenille tweeted on Monday.

“So thankful to do the thing I love, surrounded by so many incredible people. Still looking for words, but my heart is so full of love & gratitude.”

On Saturday, the native of Grand Prairie, Alberta will host her tenth Big Hearts for Big Kids benefit show. So far, Tenille’s raised more than $1.5 million for The Sunrise House youth shelter in her hometown.

On September 25, Tenille heads out on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour with Miranda Lambert.

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Former 007 Pierce Brosnan says, "Get out of the way, guys;" says it would be "exciting" to see a female James Bond

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MGM/EON Productions(LOS ANGELES) — Pierce Brosnan, who wore the tuxedo through James Bond movies, has something to say about who should play the next Bond: “Get out of the way, guys.”

Brosnan is largely credited with reinvigorating the franchise, first playing Bond in 1995’s Goldeneye, followed by Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, The World Is Not Enough in 1999, and 2002’s Die Another Day.

The actor tells The Hollywood Reporter, “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years. Get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”

As we previously reported, Lashana Lynch will reportedly take over the “007” designation, at least, in the forthcoming James Bond franchise film, No Time To Die. Daniel Craig will still play James Bond, however.

Idris Elba, an actor long rumored to have been in the running to play the suave secret agent after Craig exits the role, told ABC Radio that reports of Lynch’s character adopting Bond’s 007 code name are “amazing.”

He added, “It’s a very brave move for the franchise and I think that Lashana’s going to have an incredible time playing her. I’m very proud of her. If that’s really what’s happened, then great…I’m very happy for her, for sure.”
No Time To Die, the 25th James Bond adventure, hits theaters April 8, 2020.

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