Queen Latifah to host COVID-19 benefit for American Lung Association

ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
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Transcript for Queen Latifah to host COVID-19 benefit for American Lung Association
special guest appearance by Mona she's here with "Pop news." I was looking for the special guest. You're in. We're going to start "Pop news" with a toast. All hail the queen, queen latifah, that is, she was doing her part to help those impacted by the coronavirus, hosting a act for impact, a celebrity live stream benefit to raise money for the American lung association's covid-19 action initiative. Adam Rippon, Gabrielle union, Laura Dern and whoopi Goldberg are some of the stars set to appear. Along with scientists and health care workers, the event aims to help fight the disparities in access to covid-19 treatment that minority communities face. Latifah telling "People" magazine, we have been sticking our necks out for each other all year. Tgs it is empowering and great to watch. This is another chance for us to come together and do something to make a difference. Stream the star-studded fundraiser on Facebook today. And oh, look, another glorious morning. The Sanderson sisters are reuniting this Halloween. Beth midler, Sarah Jessica parker and Kathy najimy teamed up 27 years ago to create everyone's favorite holiday movie "Hocus pocus." Now the witchy Sanderson centers are reuniting virtually. Take a look at Bette midler's hilarious announcement. Greetings. I hope you have enjoyed all your favorite movies and mine too. "Hocus pocus," it's the best one. And if you want even more Sanderson sisters celebration, behold, you are personally invited to my personal -- it's a star studded "Hocus pocus" costume gala. Get your tickets at www.nyp.org, let me get my teeth. It's the teeth for me. Tickets start at $10, and all proceeds from the virtual reunion, and Sanderson sisters charm school classes, benefit the New York restoration project bringing green space to densely populated areas. Lastly Tom Cruise is headed into orbit. The mission impossible star officially has a new in addition in space. Cruise getting a launch date for filming his new space movie and making it look as realistic as possible, heading up to the atmosphere in October 2021, booking a tourist ticket aboard the spacex rocket along with his "Mission impossible" director Doug Lyman. Back in bay, nasa director confirmed that cruise will be filming his new movie on the international space station tweeting quote we need a popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make nasa's ambitious plans a reality. Cruise's new movie is not going to be a "Mission impossible" film but it will be an action adventure, and the first ever shot in outer space. Now, since he's already up there, he might as well film "Mission impossible" number 76. Still impossible. Hold on to the side of like a spaceship or something like that. He does his own stunts. He sure does. That was an action-packed pop news. Boom boom. You're really good at this, you know. I'm here tomorrow too. If something should happen -- If something doesn't work out with the person usually on the show -- You see, Dan leaves, and the snark sticks around.

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