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Life&Culture Aretha Franklin went into overtime singing the national anthem on Thanksgiving Day
Author: 0 Aretha Franklin went into overtime singing the national anthem on Thanksgiving Day

She's won 20 Grammy Awards. Spending more than six decades in her career, Franklin may have just delivered the best version of the National Anthem yet. Playing piano on Ford Field as she sang, Franklin's version of " The Star-Spangled Banner " lasted 4 minutes, 35 seconds. Another user tweeted , "Bro I got married and had a child and Aretha Franklin still isn't done".

Author: 0 Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles

Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in NY. E! News, which is part of the E! network that airs the Kardashian family reality show and its spinoffs, reported that West was hospitalized Monday afternoon after his personal doctor called 911.

Author: 0 Florence Henderson, Mother of The Brady Bunch, Dead at 82

She appeared in the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series The Love Boat from 1977 to 1987, hosted her own talk show, and launched Who's Cooking With Florence Henderson in 2013, which was a program in which the actress and professional chef Govind Armstrong invited celebrity guests to their set to prepare delicious meals.

Life&Culture What you need to know about 'Gilmore Girls' on Netflix
Author: 0 What you need to know about 'Gilmore Girls' on Netflix

Because the triumphant return of Stars Hollow's favorite mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore , just wouldn't be the same without it. This meant Lorelai had to reconnect with her mother, Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), as well as Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann).

Author: 0 Laurie Hernandez ranks 'Dancing with the Stars' win with Olympic feats

Laurie added that although "there was a lot that went on" this season, like the sudden death of her grandmother, she's "so grateful" for her experience on the show with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy. "I'm excited that she's going on tour with us and she's going to continue to be a part of the Dancing with the Stars family". The remaining three couples performed their " 24 Hour Fusion Challenge ", that fused two different dance styles together with only a 24 hour rehearsal period given.

Author: 0 All the Harry Potter References in Fantastic Beasts

It's been five years since audiences bid adieu to Harry Potter and friends in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and little has happened to dampen the love for the wizarding world author J.K. I didn't realize how much I had missed J.K. Rowling's stories of wizards, witches, creatures, and mystical beings until I heard the strands of Hedwig's Theme during the opening credits of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them .

Life&Culture American Music Awards top moments and winners
Author: 0 American Music Awards top moments and winners

Gigi and comedian Jay Pharoah hosted this year's gala. He hinted at new music to come, but also seemed to reference some of the criticism he's received from other rappers for his success , adding quickly, "so watch how you speak on my name".

Author: 0 Fantastic Beasts Projected for $75 Million Opening Weekend Box Office

Set in 1926, Fantastic Beasts takes place across the pond from Hogwarts as Newt Scamander arrives in NY (in a pretty Titanic-looking) boat, carrying a mysterious suitcase which houses - you guessed it - magical creatures. Well, J.K. Rowling penning the screenplay soon changed that assumption as did the hiring of veteran Harry Potter director David Yates, and the reviews for the movie have been great.

Life&Culture Canada says adieu to coal
Author: 0 Canada says adieu to coal

Canada has also led the global charge on CCS installations, installing the world's first CCS facility at a large-scale coal-fired unit in 2014-the 110-MW Unit 3 at the Boundary Dam Power Station in Saskatchewan. Countries phasing out coal include France, Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria, Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told reporters in Ottawa.

Life&Culture Chipotle's Burrito Calorie Count Is Full Of Beans, Lawsuit Says
Author: 0 Chipotle's Burrito Calorie Count Is Full Of Beans, Lawsuit Says

Chipotle is being sued by customers who claim that the nutritional information of one of its menu items is misrepresented. They apparently took the slightly-implausible nutrition stat right on its face and gobbled up the burritos. Because it's impossible to ever imagine that fast food might be unhealthy for you, a group of people in Los Angeles are filing a class-action lawsuit against fast food chain Chipotle for selling them 300-calorie burritos that left them feeling "too full".

Life&Culture Anna Faris Explains Why Her Dog Was Given to Another Family
Author: 0 Anna Faris Explains Why Her Dog Was Given to Another Family

She says that the rule was created so that they could keep track of where their animals end up. The actress also owes the Kinder4Rescue shelter $5,000 for breaking a signed adoption agreement, according to a new report by TMZ . This isn't the first time Faris and her husband Chris Pratt have been criticized for their seemingly blasé attitude toward their pets. In a 2011 tweet, " Parks and Rec " alum Pratt said the couple meant to give away their old cat, asking if any of his followers ...

Life&Culture Prince Estate Releases Posthumous Track 'Moonbeam Levels'
Author: 0 Prince Estate Releases Posthumous Track 'Moonbeam Levels'

ABC News got the exclusive to play it live from New York's Cutting Room studios . ABC News unveiled Moonbeam during an exclusive listening session Tuesday. MTV considered Moonbeam Levels too sexual. You can hear the song below (starts at 0:44 seconds). 4Ever is the first of two planned posthumous releases from Prince .

Author: 0 'Dancing' champ Castroneves: Hinchcliffe the driver to beat

With so much to discuss, let's dive right into this week's Dancing with the Stars preview to take a look at the Season 23 finale week line-up! It's down to just four couples now on Dancing With The Stars . Will Hernandez dance her way to the trophy? Johnson and Arnold earned a flawless 40, for a combined evening total of 75. While the couple's moves were so fluid they appeared to be floating on pink clouds, Carrie Ann deducted a point because she saw Lindsay's foot come off in an ...

Life&Culture Fantastic Beasts movie spins magic in the US
Author: 0 Fantastic Beasts movie spins magic in the US

That's the challenge for Warner Bros. this weekend as it introduces " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ". A $75 million debut is great by most standards, but for a franchise like " Harry Potter ", the bar sits high - especially considering the $180 million budget.

Life&Culture Kate Gosselin dismisses latest Jon Gosselin threat, calls abuse claims ‘unfounded’
Author: 0 Kate Gosselin dismisses latest Jon Gosselin threat, calls abuse claims ‘unfounded’

I've felt very along in this. Kate would neither confirm nor deny that a formal investigation had been launched, but admitted that it's not an unusual occurrence. "I could see my kids getting annoyed with that because he's the smartest and he does this, and he does that, and he always wants it his way". When asked if it was a hard decision for her to make to send her son away, she said, "It was not even really a choice".

Life&Culture McCain: 'We Will Not Waterboard'
Author: 0 McCain: 'We Will Not Waterboard'

Earlier this year, former George W. Bush-era CIA Director Michael Hayden said it is nearly certain that no CIA officer will participate in waterboarding ever again due to the political fallout surrounding the use of enhanced interrogation techniques during the Bush administration.

Author: 0 Kanye West Cancels Remaining Saint Pablo Tour Dates

The artist also took aim at some of his fellow celebrities, encouraging Jay-Z to call him back and talk to him "like a man", and also suggested that Beyonce won video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this year because she agreed to perform at the event.

Life&Culture Kim Kardashian Welcomed Baby Dream With Two Pairs Of Yeezys!
Author: 0 Kim Kardashian Welcomed Baby Dream With Two Pairs Of Yeezys!

As promised, Blac Chyna is snapping back! She might have pushed out Dream Kardashian 7 days ago, but Chyna's already shifting the pounds at a very fast rate! "Chyna took to Snapchat and posted a video of herself stepping onto the scale, showing fans she now weighs 177 lbs".

Life&Culture Steve Bannon: 'Darkness is good'
Author: 0 Steve Bannon: 'Darkness is good'

Brooke talks with Bloomberg Businessweek senior national correspondent Joshua Green , who profiled Bannon previous year, about how this two-pronged approach to political influence has primed Bannon for his new White House role. "If we deliver we'll get 60 per cent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote and we'll govern for 50 years", he told the Hollywood Reporter .

Author: 0 Soul singer Sharon Jones, 60, dies

Jones was born in still-segregated Augusta, Georgia and moved with her mother to Bed-Stuy when she was six years old. "It's therapy", she said in July. I don't want to spend it all laid up, wishing I had done that gig'. Jones only achieved fame in middle-age, and had worked as a corrections officer at Rikers Island prison in NY and as a bank guard to make ends meet while seeking a breakthrough in the music industry.

Life&Culture WWE Survivor Series 2016 Preview & Predictions
Author: 0 WWE Survivor Series 2016 Preview & Predictions

The WWE is at an all time high recently as they are getting a lot of high profile wrestlers to appear on their show. The Undertaker said that he was indeed back in WWE and he was going to get back to work "taking souls and digging holes".

Author: 0 Blac Chyna And Rob Kardashian Welcome A Baby Girl Named Dream Renee

Rob himself uploaded a video of it and you got to see it to know what it is! And in Rob's latest snap of the adorable baby, he says Dream is "an angel" as he compares her to his late father. In a follow-up to the show, E! will broadcast the Rob & Chyna Baby Special on December 18 (8 p.m. ET/PT). "I love you and Dream so much and Appreciate both of you", he captioned the pic.

Life&Culture The Revival vs. DIY: Winner and Reaction from NXT TakeOver
Author: 0 The Revival vs. DIY: Winner and Reaction from NXT TakeOver

Join us here on Saturday evening for live results coverage of NXT TakeOver: Toronto. The Authors of Pain won with their legsweep/clothesline combo to become the second winners of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. The show was solid from top to bottom with an outstanding, vocal Canadian crowd, and a tag team title match that may go down as a Match of the Year candidate.

Author: 0 Marc Anthony and wife Shannon De Lima separate

While the "Ain't Your Mama" singer has been married and divorced three times, her loving relationship with her ex-husband Marc Anthony has set an example for her 53 million Instagram followers. "To be up here with so many people that I admire is an honor and a pleasure and I feel more alive than ever", he said. De Lima was absent from the ceremony, and much was made in the media of the fact that he was not wearing his wedding ring.

Life&Culture Johnny Manziel reaches deal to dismiss domestic assault case
Author: 0 Johnny Manziel reaches deal to dismiss domestic assault case

Manziel reached a tentative deal with prosecutors to drop domestic violence charges against him, stemming from an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend, according to the Associated Press . To make matter worse, Manziel, who already served a four-game suspension to start the season as a free agent, may be looking at another six-game ban from professional football.

Life&Culture Eddie Redmayne: I'm the 'least cool' person on the planet
Author: 0 Eddie Redmayne: I'm the 'least cool' person on the planet

The students at Hogwarts sorted into Hufflepuff are sometimes referred to as miscellaneous given their house's vague perimeters. And they did it because through their rule breaking, hard working research, and general heroism, this powerful trio saved the wizarding world in a a way no other house could lay claim to.

Author: 0 Arrests in Athens as protest turns violent during Obama's visit to Greece

In Athens on a leg of his final world tour, Mr Obama vowed that his team would "do everything we can to support the smoothest transition possible" to the new presidency. He says "that's how democracy has to work". "The more aggressively and effectively we deal with those issues, the less those fears may channel themselves into counterproductive approaches that can pit people against each other", Obama said.

Life&Culture Everybody Is Baffled by 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' Finale
Author: 0 Everybody Is Baffled by 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' Finale

Roanoke' reaching its climax, there are a couple of promises left to live up to and even more questions to be answered. It's the '90s incarnation of 20/20 on steroids complete with its own Barbara Walters-Lana Winters resurrecting herself from retirement with an eerily ageless face and hair bleached several shades blonder.

Life&Culture It's no decoy: 'Duck Dynasty' to wrap after 11 seasons
Author: 0 It's no decoy: 'Duck Dynasty' to wrap after 11 seasons

Millions of viewers tuned into the show to witness the antics between the tightknit family from week to week, turning the cast into household names throughout the USA and even overseas. There was a big surprise announcement during Wednesday night's season premiere of the A&E hit " Duck Dynasty ", reports Variety . For those unfamiliar with Duck Dynasty , it is a show that follows a close-knit, Christian, conservative multi-generational family.

Author: 0 A look at Trump's immigration plans by the numbers

Will Trump appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's emails? President-elect Donald Trump's tough-talking plan to rein in illegal immigration showed signs of cracking on Sunday, with the president-elect seemingly backing off his vow to build a solid wall along the southern USA border and the top House Republican rejecting any "deportation force" targeting people in the country illegally.

Life&Culture Students Rally against proposed tuition increase
Author: 0 Students Rally against proposed tuition increase

The California Legislature would have to agree to cover the gap, or else the university system would need to find its own financial prescriptions. Cal State does not track students' immigration status, but an estimated 10,000 students received waivers in fall 2015 through AB 540, a 2011 state law that enables California high school students who are in the US illegally to qualify for in-state tuition, administrators said .

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