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Samantha Markle is Delusional

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 07:15

Samantha Markle quite possibly lives in some sort of alternate universe. She is back home in Florida after touring London, but is far from done talking about her half-sister, Meghan Markle. After publicly being turned away at the gates of Kensington Palace, Samantha is claiming that was not the case. In an interview with DailyMailTV, she said she is not the type to get “turned away”, that she was only there to hand deliver a letter to the Duchess. During the interview, she also had a message for her royal half-sister.                                                                                                                    –QUOTABLE: “Let’s just cut through all the crap. You’re a woman. Life is short. I believe you have it in your heart to do the right thing here. You know dad loves you. You know he has been there for you more than anyone. So, don’t [believe] this public monster and misperception that he’s a sperm donor dad trying to be involved all of a sudden.”

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AMA 2018 Recap

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 21:30

American Music Awards 2018 Winners List:

  • Tour of the Year: Taylor Swift
  • Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Post Malone
  • Favorite Duo/Group: Migos
  • Favorite Song – Pop/Rock: Camila Cabello, “Havana”
  • Favorite Female Artist – Country: Carrie Underwood
  • Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop: Cardi B
  • Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B: Khalid
  • Favorite Album – Soul/R&B: XXXTentacion, “17”
  • Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary: Shaw Mendes
  • Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
  • New Artist of the Year: Camila Cabello

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Birthdays: October 10, 2018

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:53

Mya – singer – 39

Jodi Lyn O’Keefe – actress, Nash Bridges – 40

Dale Earnhardt, Jr – NASCAR racer – 44

Brett Favre – Legendary Quarterback –Green Bay Packers – 49

Mike Malinin – GooGoo Dolls drummer – 51

Tanya Tucker- country singer – 60

David Lee Roth – Van Halen vocalist – 64

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History: October 10, 2018

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:51

732

Frankish leader Charles Martel stops an invasion of Moors into Europe. The decisive battle ended years of invasions from Islamic powers in the Iberian Peninsula.

Martel’s victory continued his family’s line, the Carolingians. The most famous of the royal line was Charlemagne, who vastly expanded Frankish influence across present-day Europe.

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1780

A hurricane in the West Indies kills more than 20,000 people, making it the deadliest hurricane ever recorded.

Obviously it hit before our modern naming system was implemented, so it’s just known as the Great Hurricane of 1780.

French and British navies protecting assets in the region were decimated as well.

The next deadliest storm recorded was Hurricane Mitch, in 1998, which killed an estimated 18,000.

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1845

The US Naval Academy begins its first session.

The institution, in Annapolis, Maryland, started with 50 midshipment and 7 instructors. For the next five years, it was known simply as the Naval School, and taught navigation, chemistry, English, and French, among other topics.

When it became the official US Naval Academy in 1950, a four-year curriculum was instituted. During summers, students would train on real vessels. That system is still in use today.

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1877

George Armstrong Custer’s funeral is held at West Point.

He was killed in battle a year earlier in the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Custer had graduated from the military academy in 1861, ranking last in his class.

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1957

The Milwaukee Braves win their first World Series in 43 years – their last win was as the Boston Braves.

Against historic manager Casey Stengel and power-hitters Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle, the Braves took all 7 games to win, ultimately shutting out the Yankees 5-0 in New York.

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1973

Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns on the same day he pleads no contest to a charge of federal income tax evasion.

His plea was part of a deal that dropped political corruption charges.

President Nixon resigned less than a year later, on August 9th, 1974.

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2001

Construction on the longest cable-stayed bride in the world begins.

It would eventually span across the River Tarn in France. The tallest support beam on the bridge is higher than the Eiffel Tower.

The bridge spans 1.5 miles. It replaced a long, winding 62 mile route that took more than 4 hours to drive across.

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Does Caitlyn Jenner really want to MAGA?

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:46

Caitlyn Jenner’s partner Sophia Hutchins says Jenner did NOT vote for President Trump. Hutchins told the “Hidden Truth” podcast the media misconstrued Jenner’s political position — but if you review the tape, Jenner told Diane Sawyer explicitly that she supports Republicans. Perhaps that didn’t extend all the way to November 2016.

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GoT Sisters?

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:43

Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner play sisters sometimes at odds in the fantasy TV show, but they’re BFFs off screen. Turner told Vulture at Comic-Con they she and Williams would stay in eachothers’ rooms when they were filming together, sit in the bathtub, and smoke weed. Filming on the final season reportedly wrapped in July and the final season premiers next year. No word on future weed-fueled bathtub rendezvouses.

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Lap of Luxury

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:40

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and fiancee Lauren Pesce want their wedding guests to spare no expense on gifts. They’ve registered for a $500 blender, a $180 noodle maker, and $375 knife set. They’re getting hitched before he starts an 8-month jail sentence for violating tax law. 

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YE TO DC

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:35

Kanye West is headed to the White House. He’ll meet with President Trump on Thursday to discuss gang violence and promoting American manufacturing — probably a nod to Yeezy’s fashion empire. He’s following in the footsteps of wife Kim Kardashian-West who earlier this year successfully lobbied for the early release of a convict. 

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Night of the Gunn

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:31

James Gunn is making a comeback. He was fired from directing and writing the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after offensive tweets re-surfaced that he had made years ago and were offensive to just about everyone. He said at the time they were just jokes — but nonetheless he got the axe. He’s been snapped up by Warner Brothers and DC films to helm the Suicide Squad sequel.

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Skatt Free

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:28

Katt Williams is getting off scot-free from on Oregon jail after an altercation with his driver last week. After the scuffle that landed him under arrest, authorities discovered he had an open warrant in Georgia, but law enforcement declined to extradite him across the country. 

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Fisher Gives Underwood Guff

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:25

Hockey pro Mike Fisher gave wife Carrie Underwood some grief for the denim outfit she wore while rehearsing for the American Music Awards. She put the pic on Twitter, to which Fisher replied “Love the Canadian tuxedo babe!” No doubt it was all in good fun. 

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MLB Free Agents That Are Sure to Be Overpaid

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:10

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Bryce Harper
and Manny Machado are the marquee names on this year’s free agent market that
are likely to sign record breaking deals.

They’re not
the only ones about to cash in. For every excellent under the radar bargain
signing there’s a player who is massively overpaid.

Free agency can
be a minefield filled with unsustainable breakout performances to aging stars
headed for a decline that can present many pitfalls.

Here are six
prime candidates that are bound to be overpaid this winter.

Anibal
Sanchez

Sanchez was
a great find for Atlanta after the 34-year-old pitcher posted an abysmal 2017
with the Detroit Tigers wrapping up a five-year $80 million deal in disastrous
fashion. Signing him to anything more than a one-year deal would be a major
risk.

Asdrubal
Cabrera

The Phillies
second baseman is still a major offensive threat hitting 23 HR and 75 RBI in
2018 however as the year progressed his plate discipline dropped with walks decreasing
and strikeouts increasing. The counterpoint is that he has defensive
versatility.

Zach Britton

The Yankees pitcher
has dealt with some significant injury issues since posting a Cy Young caliber season
in 2016 that kept him on the shelf until June of 2018. His 2.88 ERA in 25
appearances with the Yankees should be enough to fuel a big payday even though
there are likely other options that could get the same results for a fraction of
the price Britton might command.

JA Happ

Happ was a
major addition for the Yankees added right at the trading deadline. Since
coming over from Toronto in July he went 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA. At 35 years old
signing him to more than a two-year deal and anything over his current salary
of $12million per year would be a massive overpay.

AJ Pollock

The
Diamondbacks’ centerfielder had an impressive 2015 campaign hitting .315 with
20 HR and racking up his first Gold Glove. He has not been able to match those
numbers since dealing with injuries that have cost him several games over the
last three seasons. Teams should be careful to only pay for what he is now, not
what he was in 2015.

Andrew
Miller

The Indians reliever
once signed a massive $36 million-dollar deal with the Yankees. A record for a non-closer
relief pitcher. Nagging shoulder injuries have cost him time this season and
his signature slider has become more hittable. In a market where lefthanded relievers
are scarce a team trying to win it all in 2019 might end up regretting giving
Miller big dollars.

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Houston Advances to the ALCS

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:08

The
defending World Series Champs, the Houston Astros completed a 3-game sweep of
the Cleveland Indians with an 11-3 win at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Cleveland
coming off their 3rd straight American League Central title were no
match for the Astros having only scored 5 runs on 10 hits for the entire series
and a cumulative batting average of .144 (13-for-90).

Houston’s
pitching particularly the bullpen was dominant having held Cleveland to just
one run in 9 and 2/3 innings.

The series
was a breeze for Houston who now have 3 days rest before starting the ALCS on
Saturday against the winner of the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees series.

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Brees Passes Manning for NFL Passing Record

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:06

New Orleans
Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees lead the Saints to a 43-19 home drubbing of the
Washington Redskins and along the way became the NFL all-time leader in passing
yards.

With a 62-yard
TD Brees, leapfrogged over both Brett Favre and the Peyton Manning to take over
first place on the all-time list.

Brees’
dominant 26 or 29 for 363 yards and 3 TD performance leaves him 1 TD shy of 500
for his career leaving him 9 behind Favre for second place and 40 behind Peyton
Manning for the lead.

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George Taliaferro Has Died

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:19

George Taliaferro has passed away at 91 years old, per reports from his alma mater, Indiana University. The running back, quarterback and punter was a superstar in the late 1940s and was the first African-American player to be drafted by the NFL, prompting the nickname “The Jackie Robinson of Football.” While playing for the league, he “earned Pro Bowl honors in three of his six seasons.”

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Model Returns to Runway

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:06

Behati Prinsloo is making her long-awaited return to the runway in this years Victoria Secret Fashion Show. She spilled the beans when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. She also may have accidentally revealed the secret taping date, telling Andy “I think it’s November 8th.” The 30-year-old model took three years off due to her back-to-back pregnancies.

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Law & Order Star is Married!

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:33

BD Wong is married! The Law & Order: SVU alum said “I Do” to longtime partner Richert Schnorr. According to the New York Times, the couple has known each other since 2010. The actor and his 35-year-old director of digital media tied the knot in Brooklyn over the weekend.

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Insta-Official

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:32

Rumored couple Camila Mendes and Charles Melton have confirmed their relationship via Instagram. The Riverdale stars looked super cute and cuddly in a photo shared by Mendes on her Instagram page. She captioned the photo, “mine.” Melton is seen in the photo kissing her nose. Need there be any more proof?

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Baby for Bode

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:31

Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan Miller, welcomed a baby boy to their family on Friday. The birth comes just four months after the death of their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline, in a tragic drowning accident. The couple shared a photo of their newborn son on the TODAY show.

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Gallagher Down

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:29

The Gallagher Family is losing a member. Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian Gallagher on Showtime’s Shameless, has announced his exit from the show. Monaghan shared the news in an Instagram post with a series of photos from the show. He has been a regular on the show since the beginning—about ten years—and said he has matured as an “actor, a professional, and a human” during that time. The 25-year-old’s exit follows co-star Emmy Rossum’s announcement that she will also be leaving the show this season. Monaghan will continue to appear on Fox’s show, Gotham, where he plays twin brothers Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska.

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