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Late musician Tom Petty receives posthumous Ph.D. for music
"The the university university of of Florida Florida is is awarded awarded an an honorary honorary PhD PhD to to rock rock legend legend Tom Tom Petty Petty Tom Tom petty's petty's hit hit I I won't won't back back down down is is almost almost an an implement implement Gators Gators games games he he had had deep deep ties ties to to the the university university of of Florida Florida in in Gainesville Gainesville the the city city where where he he grew grew up up and and even even worked worked as as a a groundskeeper groundskeeper at at the the campus campus to to earn earn money money as as he he tried tried to to break break his his way way into into the the music music industry industry students students there there have have always always been been proud proud of of the the connection connection to to the the rock rock and and roll roll hall hall of of Famer Famer and and now now the the university university board board of of trustees trustees has has awarded awarded Thomas Thomas Earl Earl petty petty a a posthumous posthumous doctoral doctoral degree degree in in music music petty petty died died of of a a drug drug overdose overdose in in twenty twenty seventeen seventeen hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
Netflix developing a movie based on friendship that started from an accidental Thanksgiving invite
"His neck An accidental Thanksgiving invite over 5 years ago is now going to turn into a Netflix film Michael kosner reports streaming giant is developing a movie based off the story of one to dench and Jamal Hinton of Arizona The two met after dench accidentally sent a text to Hinton instead of her grandson inviting Hinton to Thanksgiving dinner while they figured out the mix up the invites stood and the pair of celebrated Thanksgiving together every year since in the statement the Tuesday they hope it will inspire more people to reach out and make connections they wouldn't ordinarily make I'm Michael castner Broadway is honoring a legendary composer and lyricist Next
Biden to attend Kennedy Center Honors, resuming tradition
"Of Joni Mitchell be featured as the Kennedy Center Honors are set for Sunday President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will be in the audience The ceremony will honor Mitchell along with Motown records creator Barry Gordy Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels actress singer Bette Midler and opera singer justino Diaz Always love that Yeah Coming up we're learning what caused a recent fire that did a $1 million in damage to
Hulu Pulls ‘Astroworld: Concert From Hell’ Documentary After Backlash
"Hulu has released a new documentary special on the deadly events at a Houston music festival last month in which ten people were killed during a crowd surge but the special called ASTRO world concert from hell was quickly pulled from the lineup after a social media backlash The news special was produced by a Houston TV station that's owned and operated by ABC critics had the documentary is too soon noting that people are still burying their loved ones and legal cases have not yet begun Pope Francis opened a 5 day trip to Cyprus and Greece and reports say the pontiff seems to be taking some health precautions The Pope's health is always a concern
Alec Baldwin slammed for tell-all interview about 'Rust' shooting: 'A clout chasing performance'
"Alec Alec Baldwin's Baldwin's interview interview has has seen seen the the act act to to open open up up on on the the accidental accidental shooting shooting death death on on the the set set of of rust rust sadness sadness regret regret but but not not guilt guilt I I would would Baldwin Baldwin describing describing the the feelings feelings he he hasn't hasn't doesn't doesn't have have in in the the wake wake of of October's October's on on set set accident accident that that killed killed the the cinematographer cinematographer on on the the movie movie rust rust he he said said it it was was Selena Selena Hutchins Hutchins herself herself who who asked asked him him to to point point the the gun gun in in her her direction direction during during the the rehearsal rehearsal Baldwin Baldwin says says he he pulled pulled the the hammer hammer back back and and when when he he let let it it go go the the gun gun fired fired and and he he says says it it wasn't wasn't until until about about an an hour hour later later that that he he realized realized that that Hutchins Hutchins had had been been hit hit with with a a live live round round Baldwin Baldwin says says he he hopes hopes authorities authorities find find out out who who put put the the live live animal animal in in the the weapon weapon in in the the interview interview with with ABC's ABC's George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Baldwin Baldwin says says he he believes believes someone someone is is responsible responsible for for what what happened happened but but it it is is not not him him I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel
Beasts of the Southern Wild Child Star Jonshel Alexander Dead at 22
"8 on ABC A former child actor has been shot and killed in New Orleans John shelle Alexander a one time child actor who played a supporting role in the 2012 Oscar nominated film beasts of the southern wild was killed in a shooting in New Orleans She was 22 at age 12 Alexander played the character joy strong recounting the story of a poor Louisiana Bayou community struggling for survival It was nominated for four Academy Awards including best picture She would just light up any room So much like she was everything to us Police say it appears she was the unintended victim of a gunman aiming for someone she was with Matt piper CBS
UK court dismisses appeal by newspaper publisher, sides with Duchess of Sussex in privacy dispute
"The deal includes better wages and benefits Final court victory in Britain for prince Harry's wife Meghan after the dismissal of a appeal by a tabloid newspaper of an early ruling that sent her privacy was violated when parts of a letter she wrote to her father were published CBS's Hollywood in London in a written statement following the ruling she said quote from day one I have treated this lawsuit as an important measure of right versus wrong In a video Grammy winning guitarist Carlos Santana reveals he had a heart procedure last weekend I wouldn't be
Jussie Smollett trial: Man says says 'Empire' actor asked him, his brother to 'fake beat him up'
"Star witness Abel asand daro who testified the former empire actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and his brother to stage a racist homophobic attack on Smollett is now being questioned by the defense Much of what he told jurors appears to be corroborated by video and other evidence The defense asked if he thought it was a crime to punch someone in the face He replied not if they ask you to not if you're acting He was asked if Jussie told you to shoot someone would you do it and he replied no I would not Abel says he would have gone through with the plan even if he didn't get paid because he looked at Smollett as a brother Alagon police have arrested a 36 year old man charge in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found yesterday
Trump tested COVID-positive pre-debate, ex-aide says in book
"And President Biden responding to reports that a new book says former president Trump tested positive for COVID-19 of their debate last fall ABC's Karen Travers is at The White House with details According to reports former president Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows writes in a new book that mister Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first debate with President Biden Meadows according to The Guardian newspaper which says it obtained a copy of his book writes that a second test came back negative As today if you thought the former president put him at risk on that debate stage President Biden paused and smiled before saying I don't think about the former president Thank you Karen Travers ABC News The White House I'm Jeff The 6 to three conservative majority on the United States Supreme Court seems poised to overturn or at least alter roe versus wade this an oral arguments heard this week joining me now is ABC's Andy field from Washington D.C. and this is most consequential case on abortion in decades Ever since the court had acknowledged the right to abortion and then reaffirmed it in several following cases What did we learn from the justices questioning today Well as you mentioned it's a 6 to three majority conservative majority Many of those conservative justices in other writings or conversations have indicated that they are solidly against abortion in this country although
Parton, Oh, Biles and teachers named 'People of the Year'
"People people magazine magazine is is including including a a country country music music icon icon and and a a gymnast gymnast in in its its twenty twenty twenty twenty one one people people of of the the year year honors honors Maxine Maxine vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine Dolly Dolly Parton Parton is is being being honored honored by by people people for for donating donating a a million million dollars dollars to to fund fund coated coated vaccine vaccine research research seven seven hundred hundred thousand thousand dollars dollars for for Tennessee Tennessee flood flood victims victims and and her her imagination imagination library library project project which which is is given given away away nearly nearly one one hundred hundred seventy seventy million million books books to to children children under under the the age age of of five five the the country country legend legend is is joined joined by by Olympic Olympic gymnast gymnast Simone Simone Biles Biles whose whose focus focus on on mental mental health health quote quote redefined redefined what what it it means means to to win win in in sports sports actress actress Sandra Sandra oh oh for for fighting fighting Asian Asian American American hate hate and and the the nation's nation's more more than than three three million million teachers teachers people's people's honoring honoring teachers teachers for for having having gone gone above above and and beyond beyond to to ensure ensure our our nation's nation's kids kids have have bright bright opportunities opportunities ahead ahead despite despite the the challenges challenges of of the the pandemic pandemic I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
Carlos Santana has heart procedure, cancels December shows
"I I health health scare scare for for a a legendary legendary musician musician Carlos Carlos Santana Santana says says this this past past weekend weekend he he was was at at home home and and I I have have this this happening happening in in my my chest chest so so his his wife wife took took him him to to the the hospital hospital where where he he underwent underwent a a heart heart procedure procedure he's he's back back home home now now and and tells tells his his fans fans on on Twitter Twitter that that for for now now we we will will be be taking taking time time out out for for a a little little bit bit to to make make sure sure I I replenish replenish my my rest rest that that means means a a seventy seventy four four year year old old musician musician who who has has won won eleven eleven Grammys Grammys will will cancel cancel his his Las Las Vegas Vegas appearances appearances through through the the end end of of the the year year Santana Santana says says he he decided decided to to get get the the heart heart issue issue taken taken care care of of now now so so he he can can give give his his best best to to his his fans fans when when he he returns returns I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel
Five stars for Spielberg's 'moving' West Side Story - BBC News
"News The first reactions are in for Steven Spielberg's west side story One name is getting a lot of attention I want to be happy here Newcomer Rachel ziegler takes on the starring role of Maria and if the film's premiered this week she said this is an updated version with a classic feel The conversation about gentrification has been opened up vastly And I think that's such an important part of our film but also maintaining that charm of the original musical with all of that music dancing and the sweeping score What's that story getting rave reviews It'll be in theaters December 10th while there's Oscar buzz around west side story it may be up against the power of the dog What's it doing
Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Clarence Avant, Killed By Intruder in Beverly Hills
"The school The elderly wife of famed music executive clarence avant is dead following a shooting inside their Beverly Hills home The incident took place around 2 a.m. Beverly Hills police chief Mark Steinberg Police units arrived and discovered a victim with a gunshot wound The suspect or suspects were no longer on the scene 81 year old Jacqueline avant was taken to the hospital but later died He will not speculate on anything that's out there including if this was a robbery attempt or not There has been a series of robberies in the Beverly Hills area targeting
'Colorization' explores the history of Black artists in Hollywood
"CC dot org A new book places black artists at the front and center of Hollywood history If you look back a hundred years into film then you see the pain and you see the effort and you see the struggle The book explores a hundred years of black artists in Hollywood and how they enrich our stories of African Americans this afternoon on all things considered from NPR news This afternoon at four on
Police: Jussie Smollett 'upset' camera didn't record attack
"First on the scene Murray says Smollett seemed upset when he learned a surveillance camera didn't record what he described as a homophobic and racist attack Murray says when she interviewed him he wouldn't give police His cell phone or medical records to help their investigation a bell ac Dario is expected to take the stand today He's one of two brothers who told police Smollett hired them to stage 8 fake salt on himself Chicago public health commissioner doctor Alison R what do you expect to see cases of the new Alma Macron variant in the U.S. in days to weeks but she says don't panic Yes I'm concerned about it No
Families turn down Travis Scott offer to pay for funerals
"Families of the ten people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge at the ASTRO world festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones funeral costs Attorneys for the families of four of the victims said yesterday they received a letter from Scott's attorney in which the offer was made One family said that they see the offer as a public relations ploy to soften people up The youngest victim was aged 9 the others who died ranged in age from 14 to 27 Some 300 people were treated at the festival site in 13 were hospitalized
Bad Bunny is the year's most-streamed artist on Spotify — again
"Hit with a few big end of year lists on Tuesday on the song side. I download blogs as Apple music is revealed the most played songs of 2021. The most played song of the year was dynamite by the KPop group BTS, the most read lyrics of the year belonged to the song driver's license by Olivia Rodrigo, which money enough was the second most played song after dynamite. Positioned by Ariana Grande rounded out the top three. Less taste tracker, more taste maker. Apple music also announced the winners of its third annual Apple music awards on Tuesday. In addition to naming global artists and awards, apple's press release as the streamer has handed out 5 regional artists of the year awards for the first time. For the whole of the planet, Apple music named the weekend at global artist of the year, Olivia Rodrigo, got a few awards, including breakthrough artist of the year, album of the year for sour and song of the year for driver's license, and finally her picked up the streamer's award for songwriter of the year. As for going to regionals, whiz kid got artist of the year for Africa, Aya nakamura took artist of the year for France, rin one artist of the year for Germany, official he gave dandism was the artist of the year in Japan and finally, my favorite name of all of them script and height was artist of the year for
CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo For Advising Brother On Sexual Misconduct Scandal
"That are of interest seeing it has suspended Chris Cuomo for helping his brother in that sexual harassment scandal and Mike Gracia has that story CNN says it has suspended anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely after the release of details about how Cuomo helped his brother former New York governor Andrew Cuomo as he faced charges of sexual harassment CNN said documents released Monday by the New York attorney general indicated Chris Cuomo was more involved in his brother's defense than the network previously knew CNN said Cuomo was suspended indefinitely pending further evaluation Cuomo prime time is often the most watched show of the day on CNN airing weeknights at 9 p.m. Eastern Time I'm Mike Gracia So
Jussie Smollett trial: Detective takes stand, details how ex-'Empire' actor staged hoax
"Prosecutors called their first witness to the stand yesterday in day two of the Jussie Smollett trial the former empire actor sakis of staging a fake hate crime on himself and lying to police Shannon halligan reports The lead investigator former Chicago police detective Michael thief's testified for hours Tuesday at the trial They said the Austin daro brothers were hired and paid by Smollett to carry out the attack The detective walked through surveillance video of the night in question frame by frame and told the jury we determined that the alleged hate crime was actually a staged event Then prosecutor Samuel mendenhall asked a hoax detective these replied yes The trial resumes this morning and it's expected to last at least through the end of the week As the city council struggles to come up with a once in a decade ward map due today a compromise still has not been reached in response to an increase in Chicago's Latino population the Latino caucus wants tumor awards and it's laid out in their coalition map which has been public for several weeks 9 toward alderman Anthony Beale says he and most alternate support that plan and for some good reasons We haven't seen anything that has been produced from anybody else other than the coalition map All the other maps are being there in hiding They're man secretive They're not being transparent Bill says when the black caucus was working on its word map he was specifically told his presence was not welcome in the room