What some people are applauding as progress, others see as a problem . Hit shows Empire, Blackish, Fresh Off the Boat, and Jane the Virgin all have one thing in common: diverse casts. A “Deadline Hollywood” article seemed to suggest that networks are hiring multi-cultural actors instead of white actors. Melissa Knowles got reaction from insiders who say they can see both sides of the debate.
When it works correctly, the BRCA1 gene helps to protect women from cancer. But when there’s a mutation in the gene, the cancer risk can go up significantly.
Angelina Jolie has the mutation and a family history of cancer. Her decision to undergo surgery touched off debate with some people wondering if she went too far. She explains how she came to the decision in a New York Times op-ed.
Consumer Reports' annual auto issue is a must-have for car lovers and buyers. The magazine ranks the best and worst of new and used cars in all sorts of price ranges. They dropped by with some of their favorites for Weekend Express to test drive. See if your car made the "best" list!
Are you ready to take your Facebook Messenger to a whole new level? Instead of plain old text, you'll soon be adding animations, personalized emojis, even music. Tech correspondent Samuel Burke reviews four of the new apps that are now available.
Giphy -- Adds fun, looping GIF graphics to your messages
PingTank -- Take a picture, add your choice of animation on top of it
BitMoji -- Create an emoji that looks like you, then tell a story
Ditty -- Pick a tune, write the lyrics, and the app sings your song.
Fans of "Divergent" are packing the theaters to see the sequel, "Insurgent". We're talking with one of the stars, actor Mekhi Phifer. He tells us why his character, Dauntless fighter "Max" is not really a bad guy.
When the Weekend Express team saw pictures of the Wilmington Blue Rocks' new ballpark food item, we knew we had to try it. They put a hot dog on a Krispy Kreme donut, then covered it with bacon and raspberry jam. The minor league team is offering free tickets to the fan who comes up with the best name for it.
A white mayoral candidate in Oklahoma is apologizing to voters after an online video surfaced of him performing in black face . He says it was all in fun. But some don't see the humor. Bill Helton, a hair stylist, says the character was based on a client who came into his shop regularly. He performed as the character — wearing a flamboyant hat and a set of joke teeth — to raise money for charities, from 2005 to 2013.
Samsung asked students all around the country to solve big issues in their communities using science and technology. As part of Samsung's "Solve for Tomorrow" contest students all over the nation participated by launching unique community projects. The students at Frankie Woods McCullough Academy in Gary, Indiana came up with the idea to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to their neighborhood by creating community gardens. They talked about their project with Weekend Express – and were given a big surprise.