Local nonprofit gives sick girl surprise Christmas makeover and photo shoot
ORLANDO, Fla. — Give Kids the World gave one little girl battling more than ten different rare illnesses a Christmas gift she won’t soon forget. 7-year-old Olivia McCleary, 7, recently got the trip of her life to Orlando where she was surprised with an Elsa photoshoot. Give Kids the World Village teamed up with local nonprofit group, Majic Messengers, and transformed McCleary into Elsa, helping fulfill her dream of becoming brave like Elsa when she grows up. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 20 MAJICALLY + GKTW www.chrisglenn.com (Chris Glenn | Photographer/Chris Glenn | Photographer)“Olivia is a true miracle child. Read: World’s most powerful telescope rockets into space Saturday morningCLICK HERE to read more of McCleary’s story.wftv.com
Dogs in pajamas visit patients at Texas Children’s Hospital
HOUSTON — Adorable four-legged visitors came to bring the holiday spirit to patients at Texas Children’s Hospital. Elsa, Bailey, Pluto, and Pinto put on their matching pajamas and surprised our patients with a holiday dog parade! Posted by Texas Children's Hospital on Saturday, December 18, 2021The dogs, golden retrievers named Elsa, Pinto, Pluto and Bailey, are ambassadors for the Texas Children’s Pawsitive Play Program, which is designed to help the emotional well-being of patients and their families in the hospital. The dogs made rounds within the hospital, visiting neurology and transplant patients and bringing lots of smiles, KPRC reported. Yesterday, Pinto came in and she about jumped out of her bed, so it’s amazing to see.”While the dogs aren’t usually wearing pajamas, the Pawsitive Play program has them working full time in Texas Children’s Hospital.wftv.com
Video captures Melania Trump turning away and rolling her eyes immediately after smiling next to husband Donald Trump at World Series game
In the past, Melania Trump has been seen slapping away her husband's hand, ripping her hand away from his, and walking away from him during photo ops.news.yahoo.com
Tropical storm sparks tornado warnings in trek up East Coast
Severe weather from Tropical Storm Elsa spurred tornado warnings in Delaware and New Jersey early Friday as the system moved over the mid-Atlantic states and into the northeastern United States. Overnight in coastal New Jersey, a 78 mph (126 kph) wind gust was recorded in Ludlam Bay, and a 71 mph (114 kph) gust was recorded in Beach Haven — both appeared to be “associated with nearby tornadoes,” the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 a.m. update.news.yahoo.com
Tropical storm kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base
Tropical Storm Elsa is carving a destructive and soaking path up the East Coast after killing at least one person in Florida and spinning up a tornado at a Georgia Navy base that flipped recreational vehicles upside-down and blew one of them into a lake.
Tracking Elsa: How to stay informed about the storm
ORLANDO, Fla. — WFTV is committed to keeping you informed as we track Elsa. Watch hourly updates from our certified meteorologists on our 24-hour weather live stream. Activate weather alerts automatically sent to your phone based on your location, including storm surge warnings and flash flood watches. Live updates from our newsroom as we confirm information about what is happening in Central Florida. Stay informed about any programming changes made to WFTV on television or online.wftv.com
One person dead after shooting at Circle K, police say
CLERMONT, Fla. — Clermont Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Saturday night. Police said the shooting occurred around 10 p.m. at the Circle K at County Road 455 and State Road 50. READ: Elsa continues to track towards Cuba but interaction with land could weaken the storm later todayPolice said that when they arrived on scene, all parties involved in the incident were still there. READ: Central Florida task force receives hero’s welcome returning from Surfside condo collapseThe parties involved did not know each other. Police continue to investigate whether this was a criminal situation or an accidental shooting.wftv.com
WATCH LIVE: Fireworks forecast, Elsa update
With a system stalled our over North Florida, elevated rain chances will continue. Like Saturday, the best chance for rain will be during the first half of the day, with a drying trend starting Sunday evening. The highest rain and storm chances will reside north of Orlando, closer to the stalled front. All of Central Florida will be under the gun for periods of rain, however.
Elsa strengthens into season's 1st hurricane in Caribbean
Heavy rains and winds lashed Barbados as the Category 1 storm headed for islands including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which are still struggling to recover from recent volcanic eruptions. Elsa was located about 95 miles (155 kilometers) east of St. Vincent and was moving west-northwest at 28 mph (44 kph). It had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. A hurricane warning was in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “They will move anything within its path,” said St. Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.wftv.com
The Book Report: Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (January 31)
By Washington Post book critic Ron CharlesThe New Year is off to a quick start with some great books. It's about a young Black man named Darren who gets a job offer from a hot new website. Suddenly, Darren finds himself the only Black person in an office where everybody is desperate to prove how much they love diversity. This is a witty, wise and heartfelt novel about a spoiled young man finally growing up. With this stirring melodrama, Hannah takes readers back to the land of John Steinbeck's classic, "The Grapes of Wrath."cbsnews.com
Book excerpt: Kristin Hannah's "The Four Winds"
Read an excerpt below:St. Martin's PressThe next morning, Elsa woke late. Last night, as she'd unpacked, she'd realized how wrong her clothes were for farm life. Elsa stepped out onto the porch and saw the Martinelli farm in full sunlight. Elsa stepped down into the yard. But it wasn't what gave us this good life.cbsnews.com
5 perfect puppies to adopt now in Orlando
There are dozens of puppies up for adoption right here in Orlando. Tia, hound and beagle mixTia is a female hound and beagle puppy currently residing at Puppy Pleasers Rescue. Tia will get along great with your other dogs, cats and children. Mia, hound and beagle mixMia is a female hound and beagle puppy currently residing at Puppy Pleasers Rescue. Mia loves cats, dogs and children.
UBS upgrades Hasbro on strong sales of 'Frozen II' dolls into Black Friday
As Disney's "Frozen" stars Elsa and Anna hit the theaters is the hot release of "Frozen II", toy maker Hasbro is getting a boost during what could have been a tempered Black Friday, according to UBS. The firm upgraded shares of Hasbro to buy from neutral and kept its $117 price target, about a 20% for the toy maker that closed at $97.23 per share on Friday. "Our trade checks indicate positive pickup for Hasbro into November, driven by improvement in doll category (Frozen 2 opened in theatres on Nov 22) and action figures, and improving Nerf trends," said UBS analyst Arpine Kocharyan in a note to clients titled "Warming Up To Frozen."cnbc.com
Frozen 2 heats up box office with $127M opening weekend
The opening for the Walt Disney Co.s Frozen 2 buried several records. The first Frozen opened over Thanksgiving, earning $93 million in five days and $67 million for the three-day weekend. The original, though, quickly grew into a sensation, remaining in the top 10 at the box office for 17 weeks and ultimately grossing $1.27 billion. The CinemaScore was A- for Frozen 2, whereas Frozen yielded an A+. Frozen, $127 million ($223.2 million international).news-journalonline.com
'Frozen II' poised to be Disney's 6th billion-dollar film of 2019
And "Frozen II" looks to be its sixth. Anna and Olaf from from Disney's "Frozen II," voiced by Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. "Frozen II" picks up not long after the end of "Frozen," with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leaving Arendelle to travel to an ancient forest in a far-off enchanted land. If sales and consumer interest remain high, "Frozen II" could dethrone "Incredibles 2" and become the top animated movie opening in North America of all time. The themes of "Frozen II" are more mature than those of "Frozen," analysts who had viewed the film told CNBC.cnbc.com
Selena Gomez takes little sister to 'Frozen 2' premiere
(L-R) Anna, Gracie Teefey, Olaf, Selena Gomez, and Elsa attend the world premiere of Disney's "Frozen 2" at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Nov. 7, 2019, in Hollywood, California. Selena Gomez and her little sister, Gracie Teefey, 6, wore matching princess outfits at the "Frozen 2" premiere Thursday night in Hollywood. Gomez captioned a picture from the premiere on her Instagram, "Hope I'm officially the best big sissy ever now.. she was LIVING her best life!! The sequel to the 2013 film has been all fans could think about since it was announced. "Frozen 2" hits theaters Nov. 22.
'Frozen 2' soundtrack to feature Panic! at the Disco, more
Disney via CNN(CNN) - "Frozen 2" will feature some very interesting music choices. Demi Lovato had covered "Let It Go" on the end credits to the first "Frozen" movie. Other artists on the soundtrack include Kacey Musgraves singing "All is Found" and Weezer singing "Lost in the Woods." Additional songs include titles, "Some Things Never Change," "When I Am Older," and "Show Yourself." The sequel's soundtrack will be released on Nov. 15.
'Frozen 2' is highest-selling animated movie in first day of presales on Atom Tickets
In its first day of advanced ticket sales, "Frozen 2" has sold the most tickets of any other animated feature on Atom Tickets. Advanced tickets became available on Nov. 4, just a few weeks before the film's release on Nov. 22. Disney now holds the top three spots for the best first-day of ticket sales for animated movies with "Frozen 2," "Toy Story 4" and "Incredibles 2." Additionally, "Frozen 2" outpaced first-day ticket sales of every Disney live-action remake, including this summer's "The Lion King," "Aladdin" and 2017's "Beauty and the Beast." Headed into the holiday movie season, "Frozen" is trending as Atom Ticket's largest presale film, just behind "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."cnbc.com
Latest 'Frozen 2' trailer full of action
(CNN) - We can't let it go, let it go. Disney released a new trailer for the "Frozen" sequel Monday and it looks suitably frosty -- and packed with adventure. Along the way they must battle a mysterious storm, massive ocean waves, an array of monsters and other forces that threaten our favorite characters. Fans have eagerly been awaiting the followup to the smash 2013 animated movie, which raked in more than $1.27 billion at the worldwide box office. The first trailer for the new movie was released in June, but this new one reveals more of the story.
Countdown on for 'Frozen 2' with release of second trailer
There's 60 days until "Frozen 2" comes out and the new trailer has us anxiously counting down. The trailer starts with a look back to when Anna and Elsa were young kids and their parents were still alive. The girls are learning of a tale about a dark forest where something went wrong long ago. Elsa, Anna and the gang are off on a quest to help protect Arendelle. Disney Animation tweeted the trailer saying, "Let go of the past.
Townsend and Ahn excel at US Open
Later, wildcard Ahn overcame a leg injury to down the error-strewn 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 7-5. Townsend reached the top of the junior world in 2012 but is seeking her first title -- or semifinal -- at the highest level. Bianca Andreescu, currently a teen phenom herself, is Townsend's next challenger after the Canadian beat last year's Australian Open champion, Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-4. Ahn back to US Open after a decadeAhn, meanwhile, played the US Open as a 16-year-old qualifier in 2008, acquitting herself well in a first-round loss to then seventh-ranked Dinara Safina. But instead of turning pro, as she wanted to, the parents of Ahn -- who was born within walking distance of the US Open -- wanted her to go to college and get an education.
Who is Taylor Townsend, the 23-year-old who upset Simona Halep?
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images(CNN) - Taylor Townsend has created a seismic impact in the US Open women's singles draw. 4 seed Simona Halep 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the largest stadium in the world for tennis. "This means a lot," Townsend said through tears on court to ESPN. I didn't really know why it was bothering me. On court after Thursday's win, Townsend gestured toward her player box, giving credit to her coach, Donald Young Sr."Every person says they've been through a lot," Townsend said.
Simona Halep stunned by qualifier Taylor Townsend at US Open
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images(CNN) - Simona Halep might have just won Wimbledon, but the Romanian's struggles continue at the US Open after she was upset by a net-rushing American qualifier, Taylor Townsend. Halep will be ruing the match point she missed, too, a makeable forehand return as her foe served and volleyed. Townsend incredibly approached the net 105 times against one of the game's top counterpunchers, and even though her percentage of points won -- 60 -- wasn't overly high, the 23-year-old ultimately won the most important ones. Townsend was in tears after collecting her first top-10 win, having been so close at Wimbledon when she held a match point on Kiki Bertens. She trailed Nina Stojanovic in the final round of qualifying by a set and 5-1 in a second-set tiebreak.
'Frozen' to Epcot plans heating up
ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney's plans for "Frozen" at Epcot are heating up. Last fall, the classic Maelstrom ride in Norway closed to make way for a ride based on the movie "Frozen." The new permit shows Disney plans to go next door in a 13,000-square-foot building to help meet demand. Lines for the "Frozen" sisters routinely topped three hours at the Norway pavilion even before the movie was released in late 2013. The new Norway ride is expected to open late this year or in early 2016.
Disney adds 'Frozen' characters, fireworks
"Frozen Summer Live" -- a character-driven procession down the park's Hollywood Boulevard with Anna, Elsa and Kristoff -- will run through Sept. 1, each day at 11 a.m. There's also a new sing-along show, a dance party, "Frozen"-themed fireworks, a polar playground, ice skating rink and ice carving demonstrations. "Frozen" tells the story of how Anna and Elsa overcome Elsa's terrible power to turn everything into ice and snow. The park is offering a VIP package deal for Frozen fun at $59 for adults and $34 for kids on top of regular park admission. The deal includes reserved viewing for special events and a VIP dessert party before the fireworks.