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Busy Philipps Claims Assault

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:27

Busy Philipps has claimed that James Franco physically assaulted her. The actress said the incident took place on the set of their show, Freaks and Geeks. Philipps has previously discussed the alleged assault, but reiterated the claim in her new book, This Will Only Hurt a Little. She wrote that Franco “threw her on the ground” while filming a scene. The actress said that she had the “wind knocked out of her” and once the scene was over, dramatically sobbed; all Franco received was “barely a slap on the wrist”, she wrote. The actor eventually apologized to her and she commented how he is a “f—king movie star” and “gorgeous and charming as hell.” Franco has admitted in the past to “not being a team player” while filming the series and that he was often “obnoxious” when it came to shooting someone else’s scene. There has been no comment from Franco or his team about the accusation.

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Bruce the Regular

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:51

Bruce Springsteen is just a regular guy who likes to watch football with his buddies on Sunday. He was spotted with friends having some beers and a cheeseburger at Wonder Bar in New Jersey on Sunday watching the Giants lose to the Panthers. Onlookers say he showed up and left on his motorcycle and that he’s a regular at the bar when he’s in town visiting friends and family.

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$1500 Baby Throne

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:49

Cardi B got a swanky new gift for newborn baby KULTURE. She got a $1,500 diamond-studded baby chair from record label SONY to celebrate the birth. Kulture also got a pair of shoes covered in 1500 crystals — but those retail for a mere $200.

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Kourtney Getting Serious?

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:46

Kourtney Kardashian and Luka Sabbat might be getting serious. She’s 39, he’s 20. They were spotted in Malibu on a double date with sister Kendall Jenner and her boyfriend Anwar Hadid. Onlookers say Kourtney and Luke were very at ease and comfortable together.

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Justin’s New Digs

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:44

Justin Bieber is renting new digs in L.A. He’s spending $100,000 a month on a 6,000 square foot pad in Tinseltown with 7 bedrooms and 4 baths. He’s been living out of hotels when he’s in town to be with new wife Hailey Baldwin, and he wanted something more stable — but apparently not enough to buy quite yet.

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Bethenny’s New Dude

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:41

Bethenny Frankel has a new man. She was spotted playing tonsil hockey with a mystery date in Boston. It’s the first time she’s been spotted with a guy since the tragic and untimely death of boyfriend Dennis Shields.

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Ben Affleck on Post-Rehab Vacation

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:39

Ben Affleck is enjoying his post-rehab freedom. He and 22-year-old girlfriend Shauna Sexton spent the weekend in Big Sky, Montana. She snapped pics of the getaway throughout the weekend on Instagram — Ben was only in one, but viewers only got a look at the back of his head. They were an item before he went into rehab. The trip came on the heels of news that Affleck had finally finalized his divorce with Jennifer Garner

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Chris and Dakota Expecting (or are they?)

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:36

Rumors swirled that Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are expecting a child together after blue and pink balloons were seen flying over Martin’s house. A star-studded guest list included Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, and Don Johnson attended the event. At one point, the blue balloons were sent flying, leaving onlookers to assume it was a gender reveal for their baby. But! Reps for Johnson say she’s not pregnant and that the couple were just throwing a party. The timing is interesting nonetheless, since Chris Martin’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow recently announced her marriage to TV bigwig Brad Falchuck.

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Meghan McCain Back at The View

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:33

Meghan McCain is back to her co-host chair on The View. She took time off when the new season started after her father John McCain lost his battle with brain cancer. The reunion didn’t hit politics too hard, and McCain embraced their differences: “None of us agree at this table on very much when it comes to politics and the world, but we are all sisters here supporting each other.”

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Birthdays: October 9

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:22

Bella Hadid – model – 22

Scotty McCreery – singer – 25

Chris O’Dowd – actor – 39

Nick Swardson – comedian – 42

Steve Burns – Steve from “Blues Clues” – 45

Annika Sorenstam – goler – 49

Steve McQueen – director – 49

David Cameron – British PM – 52

Scott Bakula – actor – 64

John O’Hurley – Mr. Peterman – 64

Tony Shalhoub – actor – 65

Sharon Osbourne – 66

BORN ON THIS DATE

John Lennon – 1940

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History: October 9, 2018

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:21

1936

The Hoover Dam opens for business, sending electricity to Los Angeles, across 266 miles of power lines.

It was at first allied Boulder Dam, but later renamed in honor of President Herbert Hoover by Franklin Roosevelt.

While it was useful in supplying electricity, it was also an effective way to manage fresh water in the arid American southwest.

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1944

Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin begin a conference in Moscow to discuss the beginning of the end of World War II.

Churchill negotiated Stalin’s support against Japan following Germany’s seemingly inevitable surrender.

Following the conference, much of the post-war Soviet bloc map was drawn. Yugoslavia was cut in half, East and West. Romania went to the Reds while Greece would remain in control of free European powers.

Unfortunately, no treaties were signed and the deals were not officially documented — as became evident at the dawn of the Cold War.

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1963

A landslide in Italy causes a dam to overflow, killing 2,000.

The hydroelectric dam powered the small city of Belluno. It was structurally sound, but located in an inopportune place. Following heavy rains, the wet terrain surrounding the dam finally gave way, as well as the water it was holding back.

The architect would kill himself from grief.

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1967

One day after capturing leftist terrorist Che Guevara, the Bolivian Army executes him.

Five shots to the leg, one to the right shoulder, one to the arm, one in the chest, and one in the throat.

He was 39 years old when he was killed.

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Baby for Troian & Patrick

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:55

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams are parents! The Pretty Little Liars actress and Suits actor welcomed a baby girl, according E! News. The couple, who married in December 2016, tried their best to keep the pregnancy a secret, but a baby bump was spotted about two weeks after they attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan. This is the first child for both of them.

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Packers Stand Behind Crosby

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:52

Despite a nightmarish
Sunday in Detroit that saw him miss four field goals and an extra point the
Green Bay Packers are showing unwavering support for Mason Crosby.

The normally
reliable kicker missed field goals of 41, 42, 38 and 56 yards and the PAT in
the31-23 loss.

Prior to
Sunday Crosby had made 10 of his last 11 field goal attempts and even drilled a
58 yarder in pre-game warm ups.

As he struggled
to find the line he tried making adjustments even changing his cleats at
one  point.

Crosby said
the was “blown away” by the support offered him by teammates including close
friend Aaron Rodgers who called him “one of the greatest kickers of all time.”

Crosby’s
misses weren’t the sole factor in the loss, the Packers were flagged 12 times
for 112 yards and lost three fumbles in the first half which the Lions
translated into 17 points.

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Officiating Gripes from Steelers’ Tomlin

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:50

In more officiating
fallout for Sunday a member of the NFL Competition Committee came out against
the officiating after the Steelers’ home win over the Falcons.

Steelers’
head coach Mike Tomlin called the officiating “a joke” and went on to say that “we
have gotta get better as the National Football League. Man, the penalties are
costing people games and jobs. We gotta get ‘em correct. And yes, I’m pissed
about it to be quite honest with you and that’s all I’m going to say about it.”

Tomlin didn’t
specify what penalties he has issues with. The Steelers were flagged seven
times for 58 yards.

Through the
first 5 games of the season the Steelers are the leagues most penalized team
including six unnecessary roughness calls.

Tomlin can expect
a call from New York for his pound of flesh for publicly criticizing the officiating.

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Winners and Losers from NLDS Sweep

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:48

The Milwaukee
Brewers swept past the Colorado Rockies and into the National League
Championship Series with a 6-0 win on Sunday winning the best of five series in
three straight.

Here are the
biggest winners and losers fron the NLDS.

Winner:
Christian Yelich

Yelich made
and early statement in Game 1 with a 2-run homer in the third inning and while
the Rockies did eventually tie the game in the top of the ninth, his heroics
set the tone for the remainder of the series.

Loser:
Charlie Blackmon

Blackmon hit
.305 for the season but just .083 in the series and while the Colorado offense
failed overall Blackmon failed to set the table for the other Rockies stars.

Winner: Mike
Moustakas

Milwaukee is
a team with little playoff experience and Moustakas brought that to the club.
The Brewers 3rd baseman not only had the walk off single that won
Game 1 in the 10th but hit .364 for the series.

Loser: Bud
Black

The Colorado
manager started the wrong pitcher for the win or go home Game 3. Kyle Freeland
turned in a spectacular performance against Chicago in the Wild Card game on
short rest. He was fully rested for the game on Sunday.

Winner: Erik
Kratz

The best
hitter in the series wasn’t and MVP candidate like Yelich but a 38-year-old
journeyman catcher with a .211 batting average, hitting a staggering .625 in
the series with three hits in Game 3 while the Rockies as a team only had four.

Loser: Scott
Oberg

Oberg was
beaten by his own mistakes on Game 3 with a costly balk that brought in a run
in the sixth inning and game up another on a wild pitch that effectively ended
the series for Colorado.

Winner:
Manny Pina

The Brewers
catcher cut down two base stealing attempts by Colorado in Game 1 when the game
turned into a small ball match in the later innings.

Losers:
Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story

Two guys who
hit a combined 75 homers in the regular season hit .182 and .167 respectively
and had one extra base hit, a double between them.

Winner:
Milwaukee Pitching

An
overpowering effort was delivered by the entire staff not just the big names of
Josh Hader and Corey Knebel. In 28 innings the Rockies recorded just 14 hits, 6
walks and struck out 30 times. There were precious few tight spots for Brewers pitching
to work their way out of making an emphatic statement for the playoffs going forward.

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Real Housewife Gets Married

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:58

Eva Marchille is married! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star said “I Do” to Michael Sterling over the weekend. The 33-year-old and her prosecutor boyfriend got engaged last Christmas. The couple welcomed their first child together this past April, a son named Michael.

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Bush Wedding

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:57

Barbara Bush married screenwriter Craig Louis Coyne on Sunday, in Maine. The nuptials were confirmed by her sister, Jenna Bush Hager. The 36-year-old wore a Vera Wang gown as she walked with her father, former President George W. Bush, down the aisle. The location was notable as it was where her grandfather, George H. W. Bush said “I Do” to his late wife Barbara Bush.

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Cheetah Girl Says “I Do”

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:55

Sabrina Bryan (Cheetah Girls) is married! The 34-year-old exchanged vows with 27-year-old Jordan Lundberg. The couple said “I Do” at Wayne Newton’s private residence in Las Vegas. The actress and strategic accounts manager dated for five years before getting engaged in April 2017. Bryan met Newton when they both competed on Dancing With The Stars  in 2012. They became close friends, which led to the legendary singer offering his home for her nuptials. 

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No Hard Feelings

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:50

Taylor Kinney has nothing but love for his ex-fiancée Lady Gaga. The Chicago Fire star recently told E! News that he is “really proud” of the rave reviews of her performance in the new film, A Star Is Born. Kinney however, is not likely to see the film himself, saying “I don’t know” when asked about buying tickets. The couple, who were together for five years, ended their engagement in 2016.

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Dropkick Dope

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:49

Insane Clown Posse’s Shaggy 2 Dope attempted to land a running drop kick to fellow rocker Fred Durst, but ended up knocking himself to the floor instead. Durst was performing with his Limp Bizkit bandmates when Shaggy rushed him on the stage with an attempted move straight out of the WWE. The dropkick stunt landed Shaggy on his back and he was quickly removed from the stage by security. Durst, who barely missed a beat called the rocker a derogatory name before continuing to perform. It is unclear what triggered the attempted altercation, as the two have collaborated in the past.

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