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MC5 among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2017 hopefuls MC5 among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2017 hopefuls
- October 19, 2016

A fan vote hosted by Rolling Stone magazine will determine one of the official ballots, but giving the public one ballot out of more than 800 isn't a very substantial way to include fans in the selection process. The induction ceremony will be held at the Barclay's Center in New York City in April 2017. The Band, whose members, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel were based in Woodstock for years, is also a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. (more...)
FX's American Crime Story Season 3 Will Focus on Gianni Versace's Assassination FX's American Crime Story Season 3 Will Focus on Gianni Versace's Assassination
- October 19, 2016

Smith will write at least the first two episodes of Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story , and Murphy is set to direct the first episode. It's unclear what the hook of this Versace story might be (excess? homophobia?), but Murphy's earned the benefit of the doubt with his debut season. (more...)
New poll shows Clinton's double-digit lead over Trump before final debate New poll shows Clinton's double-digit lead over Trump before final debate
- October 19, 2016

Steve King of Iowa said Monday on CNN . They also invite a question: If the election is rigged, who is doing the rigging? It works very well in places like Ohio. In the ABC poll, meanwhile , Clinton has 47% support to Trump's 43%, with Johnson at 5% and Stein at 2%. The best news for Trump and Republicans has been in OH, where Trump has lost ground but remains ahead. (more...)
Melania Trump Defends Husband's 'Boy Talk' Melania Trump Defends Husband's 'Boy Talk'
- October 19, 2016

As The Root previously reported , on October 7, the Washington Post released a 2005 "Access Hollywood" video showing the Republican presidential candidate having a lewd and misogynistic conversation about women with Billy Bush , former co-host of the "Today " show. (more...)
Canada, EU keep pressure on Walloons to abandon opposition to trade deal
- October 19, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week he was running out of patience after two years of delays and warned that killing the deal would send " a very clear message. European Union trade ministers are due to meet on October 18 in Luxembourg to give their verdict, and the pact needs the unanimous support of European Union governments. (more...)
Donald Trump tweets response to Alec Baldwin on SNL
- October 19, 2016

Last night, Baldwin's Trump and Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton went head-to-head in a cold open of the second presidential debate, which was so bad in real life that the SNL counterparts of Martha Raddatz ( Cecily Strong ) and Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) took a shot before beginning. (more...)
USA! Canadians give Americans an online pat on the back USA! Canadians give Americans an online pat on the back
- October 19, 2016

This election season has been tough on Americans, what with the contentious debates, disturbing news stories, and friendships divided along party lines. -"That's nice. Canada reminds United States why it's great" - USA Today. The presidential campaign has exposed deep divides in American society and has left many in every political party anxious about the future. (more...)
New name for Branson's cruise ship line: Virgin Voyages New name for Branson's cruise ship line: Virgin Voyages
- October 19, 2016

The event also included a theatrical performance where Sir Richard appeared with two performers who danced on deck chairs in front of an audience of worldwide news media, Miami politicos and business leaders. One thing McAlpin did reveal is that Virgin Voyages is the first cruise line to enter into a partnership with Climeon , a Swedish green energy solutions company. (more...)
Islamic State vows to 'defeat America' in Mosul video
- October 19, 2016

Simultaneously, Iraqi federal police personnel are moving along a second axis - toward the village of Tlul Nasser - from the south, according to al-Jubouri. Speaking at the White House alongside Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama said a top priority was the safety and humanitarian aid for the approximately 1 million people who still live in Mosul and could suffer during the fighting. (more...)
It's a boy for Kerry Washington and ex-NFL player husband It's a boy for Kerry Washington and ex-NFL player husband
- October 19, 2016

News how Kerry was coping with her pregnancy. Caleb was born 13 days ago, but the news of his birth has just been reported to the public. Washington and Asomugha are protective of their privacy. Often she sat and was cast in a way that didn't show her size. Kerry Washington also tried to stay as fit as possible during her second pregnancy . (more...)
Prime-Minister of Israel criticises UNESCO resolution on Temple Mount
- October 19, 2016

Israeli officials and other Jewish groups have spoken out against the resolution , pointing to language that seems to deny the importance of sites such as the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The resolution also recognised Israel as "the Occupying Power". " Yesterday's decision is a denial of history and gives a boost to terror ", said Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett. (more...)
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ruled out vs. Patriots
- October 19, 2016

Pittsburgh has a Week 8 bye, and "it's possible" Roethlisberger is back by Week 9, per Cook. New England improved to 5-1 by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 35-17 on Sunday, while Pittsburgh fell to 4-2 after a surprising 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins, who'd won just once in their first five games. (more...)
Chiefs ship RB Davis to Packers for draft pick Chiefs ship RB Davis to Packers for draft pick
- October 19, 2016

The trade makes sense for the Chiefs, too, who have the exact opposite situation the Packers do. Green Bay is expected to be without running back James Starks on Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, and starter Eddie Lacy is dealing with an ankle injury. (more...)
Randy Travis sings 'Amazing Grace' 3 years after suffering stroke Randy Travis sings 'Amazing Grace' 3 years after suffering stroke
- October 18, 2016

While the moment showed that Travis still had a way to go with his speech therapy, it also proved the determination of the singer to make it as far back as he has in the past three years. Also inducted were Charlie Daniels and producer Fred Foster . Among the artists present to deliver musical tributes to the inductees were Garth, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley. (more...)
Pence and Trump disagree over whether election is 'rigged'
- October 18, 2016

Another scene in the skit shows an undecided black voter named James asking Baldwin-as-Trump if he believes he can be a "devoted president to all the people". Actress Kate McKinnon made fun of the scripted inauthenticity of Clinton's campaign. Trump's comments are unusual for a presidential candidate. At this point in the election, it nearly seems like Donald Trump's candidacy is one giant walking punchline. (more...)
Fans compare new Little Mix song to G.R.L. hit Fans compare new Little Mix song to G.R.L. hit
- October 18, 2016

In last night's performance, Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne, and Jade confidently pounded their way through the audience and to the stage, where they were joined by a handful of dancers wearing shirts emblazoned with the names of exes (some of them female) crossed out with a red line. (more...)
On Twitter, Hillary Clinton won the debate
- October 18, 2016

But CNN's Anderson Cooper pressed Trump by asking him to directly respond to those comments and the fact that what he was describing was not locker-room banter, as he had initially defended them as, but "kissing women without consent and grabbing genitals". (more...)
In Trump's 'Apprentice' run, reality wasn't what it seemed
- October 18, 2016

Trump will claim that Slim, as a donor to the Clinton Foundation charity who also holds a large stake in the Times, has an interest in helping her White House campaign, the newspaper cited the adviser as saying. "She had not meant to come forward prior to hearing Mr. Trump's words on that tape. Because if this was that nonchalant there is no way he didn't to it many other people", Anderson said. (more...)
Randy Travis wows at Hall of Fame ceremony
- October 18, 2016

Travis was honored for being the first country artist whose debut album (" Storms of Life ") went platinum in its first year. Artists like Brooks, Jackson and Clint Black would follow. Some of country music's biggest stars were in attendance, including Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson and Dolly Parton. "Never will you ever have to say, 'Randy Travis isn't in the Hall of Fame, ' ever again". (more...)
Wanda lures Hollywood to China with 40 percent rebate offer Wanda lures Hollywood to China with 40 percent rebate offer
- October 18, 2016

The incentive, which will be paid from a five-year, $750 million fund, was outlined in a video narrated by American movie star Matt Damon. "This is an opportunity for Hollywood, not a competition for Hollywood", Wang Jianlin said in Los Angeles. (more...)

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