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French Montana Wins Big

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:46

French Montana attended the McGregor vs Khabib UFC fight over the weekend. The rapper, a hardcore Khabib fan, won $100,000 on the fight. He also shared that he doesn’t believe Khabib should not get suspended for jumping out of the ring after the match, to attack McGregor’s coach, because “that’s what fighting is all about.”
MEANWHILE—Farrah Abraham, who also attended the match, got caught during the outside-the-ring showdown. The former Teen Mom star said that her entire row got taken out when Khabib attacked McGregor’s coach following the match. Abraham could have defended herself if she had needed to, as she has been training regularly for her own upcoming fight against Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander.

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Fox News Personality Stalked

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 20:36

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A supposed comedy skit turned potentially threatening for a Fox News host on Friday. Activist/comedians Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler posed for selfies with Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade before beginning to heckle him, following him into a subway and encouraging others to heckle as well. Fellow passengers hollered some stuff out expressing their disapproval of Trump, but Kilmeade just ignored the ruckus even as the pair of so-called comedians kept following him.

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Senator’s Wife Gets Beheading Vid

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 20:35

Sen. Cory Gardner’s wife got a nasty surprise—someone texted her a video of a beheading. Jamie Gardner, whose husband is a Republican from Colorado, got the anonymous video in the heat of the contentious Kavanaugh confirmation battle after the personal contact information for Republican senators and their families was posted online. Sen. Gardner announced he would support Kavanaugh in July.

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CNN Reporter Under Fire For Slurs

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 20:35

Another mainstream media figure is under fire for slurs on Twitter. CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins was forced to apologized for anti-gay tweets she posted in college. In one, she used the word “fag” and in another she said she would be uncomfortable in the same room as a lesbian. Collins apologized for the language, tweeting that the language was “ignorant” and “immature.”

—QUOTABLE: When I was in college, I used ignorant language in a few tweets to my friends. It was immature but it doesn’t represent the way I feel at all. I regret it and apologize.” -Collins tweet

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Bannon Praises Porn Lawyer

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 20:35

Michael Avenatti is welcoming praise from Steve Bannon. The lawyer famous for representing porn star and Trump accuser Stormy Daniels, as well as one of Brett Kavanaugh’s more outlandish accusers, tweeted a video of Bannon on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher where Bannon said Avenatti would be a tough 2020 opponent for President Trump. The porn lawyer is fearless and has media smarts, Bannon said. Avenatti was defending himself from accusations his client’s gang rape accusations against Kavanaugh were so absurd that they discredited the entire spectacle, helping the judge become a Supreme Court justice in a Saturday vote.

—QUOTABLE: “If Bernie Sanders had an ounce of Avenatti’s fearlessness, he would’ve been the Democratic nominee and we would have had a much tougher time beating him.” -Bannon on HBO

—QUOTABLE: “Want to know why Repubs and some Dems are pathetically trying to make me the scapegoat for the Kavanaugh nomination, watch the below. This, together with the fact that I am not beholden to any of the establishment, is everything you need to know.” -Avenatti tweet

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Trump: Progress On North Korea

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 20:35

President Trump says there’s more progress in the quest to pry nuclear weapon out of the hands of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Citing “progress” his administration has made with NoKo, Trump tweeted that he plans to meet with Kim again in the near future after a good meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kim in Pyongyang. Pompeo had met with Kim for two hours in an effort to kick stalled denuclearizing meetings back into gear, nearly four months after an historic meeting between Trump and the Little Rocket Man back in June.

—QUOTABLE: “@SecPompeo had a good meeting with Chairman Kim today in Pyongyang. Progress made on Singapore Summit Agreements! I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim again, in the near future.” -Trump tweet

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Protesters Try To Crash Supreme Swearing-In

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 20:35

The swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was interrupted by protesters wailing outside. They also scratched and clawed at the door. The protesters broke through a police line outside, where they were mostly being held at bay, and barged into the Court’s chamber, outside the door to the room where Chief Justice John Roberts was administering the oath of office late Saturday. In a video posted online, the protesters—angry about the confirmation vote earlier in the day—screamed and tried to pry to obviously very heavy, and very locked, doors open.

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White House Battens Down Hatches

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 20:35

In a dramatic vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate, judge Brett Kavanaugh won just enough votes to be confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon. The vote, was on an almost perfect party line 48-50 split, with West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin voting yes. Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski was opposed, but voted “present” as a courtesy to colleague Sen. Steve Daines, who was not there but was instead walking his daughter down the aisle back in Montana.

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Birthdays: October 8, 2018

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 19:40

Angus T Jones – actor, “Two and a Half Men” – 25

Bruno Mars – singer – 33

Nick Cannon – actor, host of “America’s Got Talent” – 38

Matt Damon – actor – 48

Sigourney Weaver – actress – 69

R.L. Stein – “Goosebumps” author – 75

Chevy Chase – actor – 75

Jesse Jackson – activist – 75

Paul Hogan – actor – 79

BORN ON THIS DATE

Juan Peron – Argentinian President, 1946-55 and ’73-75) – 1895

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History: October 8, 2018

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 19:40

1871

The Great Chicago fire begins when a cow in a barn kicks over a lantern, setting the whole building on fire and causing a blaze that would kill nearly 300 people, raze 17,450 buildings, and leave 100,000 homeless.

At the end of the day, there was $200 million in damages. That’s $3 billion in damages in today’s dollars.

Recent dry weather, wooden building infrastructure, and even streets and sidewalks planked in wood caused the fire to spread so quickly.

THAT SAME DAY

A series of fires kill between 1500 and 2500 people near Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

A firestorm wreaked havoc across Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan after strong winds caused smaller fires to spread very quickly.

The same storms instigated the Great Chicago Fire, which because of its notoriety as a larger city has left tragedy in Peshtigo forgotten.

By some accounts, the firestorm generated a tornado so powerful that rail cars were picked up into the air. Those who survived stayed wet in the Peshtigo River.

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1919

The first coast-to-coast air race is held between California and New York.

63 planes participated, with some leaving from California and the others from New York. The race was round-trip.

The winner flew a Havilland-4 with a Liberty motor. He had the fastest total elapsed time, including rest stops, breaks and refueling, finishing the race in just over 3 days. However, he was fourth in flight time, at 24 hours, 59 minutes, and 49 seconds.

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1967

Che Guevara meets his end.

The communist terrorist was wounded and captured in a skirmish with the Bolivian army. He would be executed the next day.

Guevara had been fomenting revolution in South American countries, plus Cuba. He was instrumental in installing Castro as the head there, and even served in the administration.

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1970

The Nobel Prize for literature goes to Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.

He was a Soviet dissident who boldly criticized the communist regime, and spent 8 years toiling and suffering in the gulag for it.

Following Stalin’s death, he was freed, but sent to exile in Siberia. That’s when his most prolific works were written.

He was later expelled to the United States, where he was also critical of what he deemed to be Western materialism.

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2001

The Department of Homeland Security opens for business, with former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge at the helm.

It was designed to coordinate and aggregate intelligence information between various federal agencies.

It was responsible for producing the 5-color advisory chart, that was swiftly mocked by the media and others.

Today it is allocated nearly $100 billion annually.

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Post Match Brawl Taints the UFC

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 18:57

What was supposed to be the biggest UFC match of the year between two of the sport’s biggest stars turned into an ugly post-fight brawl that left UFC President Dana White gob smacked.

Just moments after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (NUR-mah-go-med-off) defended his title with a submission over challenger and UFC star Conor McGregor, Nurmagomedov, climbed the cage and charged McGregor’s jujitsu coach a full on melee ensued with a member of Nurmagomedov’s entourage punching McGregor in the back of the head.

Once order was restored three of Nurmagomedov’s entourage were arrested but released after McGregor declined to press charges.

A sad post script to an night that should have launched Nurmagomedov into UFC superstardom with a victory over the sport’s biggest star.

In a post-fight presser UFC President Dana White feared the long reaching affects this might have on the UFC’s image saying the night was “really disgusting and disappointing to me.”

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Powerball

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 08:55

No winner for Saturday night’s drawing. Wednesday night’s drawing will be for $282 million or a $161.1 million cash payout.

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Day of the Year

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:52

TODAY IS:
o World Octopus Day
o American Touch Tag Day
o Native American Day
o Physician Assistant Day
o Pierogi Day

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Khloe’s Kryptic Kaptions

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:49

Khloe Kardashian is at is again. The reality star has shared yet another emotional post on her Instagram, with no clear explanation. Kardashian’s latest post is just as cryptic as the others, but this time she shared it with a photo of herself. The caption said “All of that, and you’re still standing. I am proud of you! You’re doing a great job! Keep going.” It is unclear if she is saying this to herself or someone else, but it is probably safe to assume it has something to do with all the cheating rumors that have surfaced about her baby daddy, Tristan Thompson.
MEANWHILE—People has reported that Khloe has postponed her and daughter True’s move to Cleveland. She isn’t ready to move back there with Tristan until she gets a better handle on how to deal with his cheating.

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Nervous For The Nuptials

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:47

Jack Brooksbank is “terrified” about his upcoming nuptials to Princess Eugenie. Jack opened up to the Daily Mail saying that he is going to “need to take a few minutes” before the speeches because he is “terrified”, also excited, but “nervous.” Maybe a shot or two of Casamigos would loosen him up. I’m sure his boss—George Clooney—wouldn’t mind the publicity of his tequila brand.

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“The Situation” Gets Sentenced

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:45

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has been sentenced to 8 months in prison. The Jersey Shore star appeared in court, alongside fiancé Lauren Pesce on Friday, where he received the judge’s ruling. Some of his Jersey Shore co-stars attended the hearing for moral support, as well. Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, were initially indicted in September 2014 for tax offenses and conspiring to defraud the United States. In April 2017, charges of tax evasion, structuring and falsifying records were added to the indictment. The 36-year-old has 30 to 60 days to surrender. His plan during that time is to marry his college sweetheart. The nuptials will be aired on MTV.

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Driving Reckless

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:42

Marion “Pooch” Hall was arrested for a DUI and felony child endangerment last week. The actor was reportedly seen driving, with his 2-year-old son on his lap, when he collided into a parked vehicle. According to Burbank Police, “Mr. Hall displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication” and his son was “riding in the vehicle unrestrained.” The 41-year-old was held in the Burbank County Jail, but has since posted the $100,000 bail and been released. There has been no comment from Hall or his team regarding the incident.

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Olympic Swimmer Seeking Treatment

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:40

Ryan Lochte is seeking treatment for an alcohol addiction. The Olympic swimmer reportedly tried to kick in his own hotel room door while on vacation in Newport Beach last week. TMZ reported that the police were called about the incident, but no arrests were made. A rep for the 34-year-old released a statement to E! News saying: “Ryan has been battling an alcohol addiction for many years. He has acknowledged that he needs professional assistance to overcome his problem and will be getting help immediately.”

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Ronnie & Jen: One Happy Family

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:39

Ronnie Ortiz-Margo and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Jen Harley are back together. The couple had a very toxic summer together, which was all documented on MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. From screaming matches to arrests, the relationship has not been healthy, but the two are trying to make it work for their daughter, Ariana Sky.

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Ben & Jen: Officially Divorced

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:37

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorced. After 10 years of marriage and 3 years of separation, the two finalized their divorce last Thursday. People reported that the exes’ lawyers and a judge met at Garner’s home to settle everything. The reason for such a delay in the proceedings, was due to Garner wanting Affleck to be sober before they decided on a custody agreement for their three kids. The actor, who recently entered rehab after an intervention held by his ex-wife, completed his 40 days of treatment the same day they signed the divorce papers.

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