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End of an era as Ringling Bros. gears up for last two shows 

It’s the end of an era.  After 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding up the big tent forever, shuttering the ticket windows and putting the animals out to pasture. The circus has been a staple of American entertainment since the mid-1800s, wowing audiences with an array of exotic animals, breathtaking acrobatics, comedy and costumes. But reign of the ringmaster...


Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss

Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss

Heavy metal fans in Finland decided to rock ’n’ roll all night and honor the band Kiss. >> Read more trending news Fans placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city of Helsinki to honor the hard-rock group, Yahoo reported. State-owned railway operator VR invited four fans of the band to paint black-and-white Kiss masks for the imposing figures that stand guard outside...
Young ballet dancers meet idol Misty Copeland

Young ballet dancers meet idol Misty Copeland

A group of young ballerinas from a Chicago dance troupe received a thrill of a lifetime when they appeared on Steve Harvey’s talk show Friday, the Huffington Post reported. >> Read more trending news The ballerinas from the Mayfair Performance Company on Chicago’s south side were surprised and delighted when Harvey introduced the dancers to their role model — ballet star ...
Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Ciara welcome baby girl

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Ciara welcome baby girl

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, pop singer Ciara, welcomed their daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, who was born Friday night, ESPN reported. >> Read more trending news Sienna weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, according to Ciara’s Instagram post. It's the couple's first child together, CNN reported. They married last July and used Instagram in October...
Charlotte Rae of ‘Facts of Life’ has bone cancer

Charlotte Rae of ‘Facts of Life’ has bone cancer

“Facts of Life” star Charlotte Rae revealed this week she has been diagnosed with bone cancer, People magazine reported. >> Read more trending news The 91-year-old actress, who played matronly Edna Garrett on “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” battled pancreatic cancer seven years ago. “Last Monday, I found out I have bone cancer...
School superintendent warns parents about '13 Reasons Why' series

School superintendent warns parents about '13 Reasons Why' series

In one of the nation’s largest school districts, the superintendent is warning parents of a “dangerous trend” among students after they watched the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”  >> Read more trending news The series, released March 31 on Netflix, tells the fictional story of the suicide of a 17-year-old girl who leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people...
Chip Gaines of HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' sued by former business partners

Chip Gaines of HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' sued by former business partners

“Fixer Upper” couple Chip and Joanna Gaines have made a name brand for themselves on their HGTV program in which they renovate old homes and redecorate them. But two old business partners of Chip’s have filed a suit against him alleging fraud. According to documents, Chip Gaines bought out John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, two former owners, of their realty company, Magnolia...
Ja Rule’s ‘luxury’ island music festival turns into ‘disaster tent city,’ attendees say

Ja Rule’s ‘luxury’ island music festival turns into ‘disaster tent city,’ attendees say

Ja Rule’s now-postponed ultra-luxurious Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, is being called a “complete disaster” with headlining bands pulling out of the celebrity-endorsed event. >> Read more trending news  Some attendees called the event a “disaster tent city” where “mass chaos (reigned).” The luxury music festival created by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur...
JUST IN: Pizza shop that posted anti-Hillary sign to shut down

JUST IN: Pizza shop that posted anti-Hillary sign to shut down

The Springboro pizza restaurant that triggered both a backlash and a wave of support last November after posting an anti-Hillary-Clinton message on its message board days before the presidential election will shut down effective Sunday, its owners announced on social media. Posting on the Active Springboro Community Facebook page, Austin Kaiser, who co-owns Campioni’s Pizza with his brother...
Comedian Bill Cosby reveals he is totally blind

Comedian Bill Cosby reveals he is totally blind

Comedian Bill Cosby said he is completely blind, USA Today reported. >> Read more trending news In his first interview in two years, Cosby told the National Newspaper Publishers Association news service that he woke up one morning two years ago and told his wife, Camille, “I can't see.” Cosby was later told by doctors that nothing could be done to restore his vision. That...
Beatles’ rare outtake from ‘Sgt. Pepper’ sessions released

Beatles’ rare outtake from ‘Sgt. Pepper’ sessions released

It was 50 years ago today … Well, almost. As the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album draws near, Capitol Records is sharing an unreleased outtake from the band’s recording sessions. >> Read more trending news The disc, ranked No. 1 in Rolling Stone’s survey of its top 500 albums of all time, was originally...
Heineken’s new politically-charged ad takes on social issues in ways Pepsi didn’t

Heineken’s new politically-charged ad takes on social issues in ways Pepsi didn’t

A new Heineken ad aimed at proving people worlds apart can still come together despite their opposing views on social issues such as transgender rights, feminism and climate change has people calling it the “anti-Pepsi approach.”  The ad brings together six complete strangers and pairs them off, each unaware of their partners’ opposing views on a range of social issues. In the...
Disney’s ‘Miracle’ star Michael Mantenuto dies at 35 from apparent suicide

Disney’s ‘Miracle’ star Michael Mantenuto dies at 35 from apparent suicide

Former Disney film actor and Army Special Forces member Michael Mantenuto was found dead Monday, according to TMZ. Mantenuto, 35, was found dead in a car in Des Moines, Washington, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to TMZ. A former University of Maine hockey player who landed a key role in the Disney biopic, “Miracle,” about the 1980 United States...
Bill Paxton remembered at premiere of final film ‘The Circle’

Bill Paxton remembered at premiere of final film ‘The Circle’

The director of the new tech drama “The Circle,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, remembered actor Bill Paxton at the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday. Paxton, who played Watson’s father, had a small role in the movie, his last before his death at 61 after heart surgery in February.  Director James Ponsoldt called the...
Chipotle to debut first dessert

Chipotle to debut first dessert

Chipotle plans to add a dessert item to its menu this year. The Denver-based Mexican grill announced Tuesday it will begin testing a fried dough dessert next month, Business Insider reported.  >> Read more trending news Chipotle’s buñuelos, a traditional Mexican dessert, are fried tortillas sprinkled with honey, cinnamon and sugar. They’re to be served with caramel-apple...
R. Kelly sued for alleged affair with deputy’s wife

R. Kelly sued for alleged affair with deputy’s wife

Singer R. Kelly is facing legal trouble after he was accused of being involved with a man’s wife. >> Read more trending news According to WAPT News, Kenny Bryant, a deputy in the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department in Mississippi, filed a lawsuit in circuit court against Kelly on April 21. Bryant claims that his wife, Asia Childress, admitted to having a relationship with...
Johnny Depp, dressed as Jack Sparrow, surprises Disneyland visitors

Johnny Depp, dressed as Jack Sparrow, surprises Disneyland visitors

It really was a pirate’s life for Johnny Depp at Disneyland Wednesday night. Depp had a major surprise for riders on the Disneyland version of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” He blended in with the audio-animatronics on the ride, dressed in full Captain Jack Sparrow garb. He appeared in one of the village scenes, getting as close as the water would let him to the boats full of riders...
WATCH: Adam Levine shares emotional tribute to Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

WATCH: Adam Levine shares emotional tribute to Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

Adam Levine will always miss his mentee Christina Grimmie. On Tuesday night, Levine and his current team on “The Voice,” Jesse Larson, Lilli Passero and Mark Isaiah, performed the Beatles hit “Hey Jude” in Grimmie’s honor. Before taking the stage, Levine addressed Grimmie’s parents and brother Marcus in the audience. “I loved her so much,” he started...
Opinion: The ESPN we used to enjoy is dead and never coming back

Opinion: The ESPN we used to enjoy is dead and never coming back

The worst thing that ever happened to ESPN was the success of PTI. Shortly after Pardon The Interruption debuted in October 2001, the network set about trying to replicate it on every other show on the network. That has proven to be a disaster because nobody in Bristol gets the debate isn’t what makes that show great, it’s the debaters. Tony Kornheiser and Michal Wilbon, not just colleagues...
New study says country music mentions drugs more than any other genre

New study says country music mentions drugs more than any other genre

According to a recent study by Addictions.com, country music mentions drugs more than any other musical genre, with the most-referenced drug being marijuana. Those results may come as a shock to some listeners who assumed that rap or hip-hop music might reference drugs more, but 1.6 percent of all country music surveyed by Addictions.com’s Song Meanings Application Programming Interface...
Patti LaBelle confronted by anti-fur protesters at book signing

Patti LaBelle confronted by anti-fur protesters at book signing

Patti LaBelle's book signing Tuesday was crashed by anti-fur protesters, TMZ reports.LaBelle was signing copies of her "Desserts LaBelle" book at a Barnes & Noble when protesters posing as fans asked for a group photo. When LaBelle obliged, they pulled out signs and began chanting, "Patti LaBelle has blood on her hands." LaBelle is known for having an extensive fur collection...
Jeff Goldblum reprising original role as brash mathematician in ‘Jurassic World 2’

Jeff Goldblum reprising original role as brash mathematician in ‘Jurassic World 2’

  A familiar face is returning for the latest installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise. Actor Jeff Goldblum, played the brash mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and its sequel in 1997 “The Lost World,” and has now has signed on for “Jurassic World 2,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Goldblum, who also reprised...
Lake events at Clark County Fairgrounds could bring in millions

Lake events at Clark County Fairgrounds could bring in millions

The Clark County Fairgrounds will begin hosting water and cross country events at its lake this summer, which tourism officials say could pump millions into the Springfield economy in the future. Later this year, the fairgrounds will host the 24th annual Solar Splash on June 7 to 11, a five-day solar boat regatta previously held in Dayton and known as the world championship of intercollegiate boating...
ESPN lays off 100 employees including on-air talent, reporters

ESPN lays off 100 employees including on-air talent, reporters

Cable sports network ESPN is expected to lay off close to 100 employees on Wednesday. Several on-air personalities and reporters have already been notified. “Dynamic change demands an increased focus on versatility and value, and as a result, we have been engaged in the challenging process of determining the talent -- anchors, analysts, reporters, writers and those who handle play-by-play --...
Madonna unhappy with biopic in works on life of Material Girl before fame

Madonna unhappy with biopic in works on life of Material Girl before fame

  Madonna has some strong words for the producers of a planned biopic on her younger years, before she hit the big time. “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen,” she said in an Instagram post.  “Only I can tell my story.” Universal acquired the rights to a script, called “Blond Ambition,” about the Material Girl’s life in New York and her...
‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme dies at 73

‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme dies at 73

Academy Award winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme, best known for directing “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” has died. He was 73. An unidentified source close to Demme’s family told IndieWire on Wednesday that Demme died of esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.
‘Pippin’ lead goes to great heights

‘Pippin’ lead goes to great heights

For her first national Broadway tour leading role in “Pippin,” Housso Semon had to rise to the occasion — literally. Sure one has to sing, act and dance at a top level to even make it that far. For her role as Leading Player, the head of an acrobatic troupe of performers, Semon had to learn how to perform on a trapeze. “That’s not easy,” she said. “I took...
'Call of Duty’ reveal set for Wednesday

'Call of Duty’ reveal set for Wednesday

The next installment of the video game “Call of Duty” is set to be revealed on Wednesday. While there have been leaks about many of the new game's features, details from the game’s developers have been few. What is known today is that the latest version will return to its original setting, World War II. The “worldwide reveal” for the game is set for Wednesday at...
Fox News faces new lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment

Fox News faces new lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment

Legal troubles at Fox News grew worse Tuesday with 13 plaintiffs, including reporter and anchor Kelly Wright, joining a lawsuit that alleges racial discrimination and harassment at the company. The plaintiffs are all former or current employees. Their suit accuses the network of “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination.” The lawsuit expands upon a previous...
5 quotes that make us love Dave Chappelle even more

5 quotes that make us love Dave Chappelle even more

Twelve years ago, Dave Chappelle walked away from his hit Comedy Central Series and left Hollywood for a quiet life right here in Yellow Springs. Some of us who call the Dayton area home have gotten excited at a “Chappelle sighting” in the village during those years. But for most of the rest of the world, he essentially disappeared. But little by little, over the last year or so, we&rsquo...
Bristol Palin shares her excitement about welcoming baby no. 3 any day now

Bristol Palin shares her excitement about welcoming baby no. 3 any day now

Bristol Palin says she just can’t wait to meet her third child, and she’s due any day now. The daughter of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Instagram Tuesday to share her excitement. “My world!!! I can’t believe we’ll be a family of 5 in a matter of days,” Palin wrote as the caption for a photo album featuring sweet pictures...
‘Cash Me Outside’ teen to be in court Wednesday

‘Cash Me Outside’ teen to be in court Wednesday

The former Boynton Beach, Florida resident and viral internet star Danielle Bregoli will be back in Palm Beach County on Wednesday morning for a court appearance. Bregoli, who gained notoriety during a “Dr. Phil” interview in which she taunted audience members with the now famous phrase, “Cash Me Outside,” will appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday...
The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dead at 59

The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dead at 59

Kerry Turman, a bass player for the iconic rhythm and blues group The Temptations, has died, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page. KFVS reported that Turman, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday morning after performing at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Saturday. The group confirmed the news Sunday in posts on Twitter and Facebook.   “The Temptations...
OPAI brining ‘Mr. Fox’ to life

OPAI brining ‘Mr. Fox’ to life

There’s a mountain forming on East High Street — indoors. Before making climbing plans, know that this mountain is man-made and the perspective is best seen through imagination. It’s helpful when bringing the fantasy world of a character like Mr. Fox to life. “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” will be set to outfantastic three dimwitted farmers who want to stop him from getting...
Paranormal author: ‘What I do is real’

Paranormal author: ‘What I do is real’

If it’s gone bump in the night, haunted or been sighted in Ohio or Indiana, there’s a ghost of a chance James A. Willis has investigated it. Before the Ghostbusters were called and the glut of cable TV spook chasers made the scene, Willis was checking out the paranormal in the Buckeye state and Midwest. The co-author of the popular “Weird Ohio” and author of “Ohio&rsquo...
VIDEO: Promo released of ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

VIDEO: Promo released of ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

ABC’s remake of the iconic 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing” is coming to the small screen in May, and fans of the original are getting to see a preview. People reported that the first promo video of what’s being called a three-hour musical event was released Tuesday. The story is the same as the original film, in which Frances “Baby” Houseman -- originally played by Jennifer...
Disney offers sneak peek ahead of ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ park opening

Disney offers sneak peek ahead of ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ park opening

Disney was preparing to release information on the number of jobs that will be created and the impact on the economy its newest attraction, Pandora – The World of Avatar – will have on Central Florida when it opens on May 27. The attraction will feature a bioluminescent rainforest, dining, shopping and two new rides – Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey. Situated...
Erin Moran’s husband discusses her cancer diagnosis, death in letter to fans

Erin Moran’s husband discusses her cancer diagnosis, death in letter to fans

Erin Moran’s husband is speaking out. In an open letter to fans, posted on Scott Baio’s Facebook page, Steve Fleischmann talked about his wife’s cancer battle. >> Read more trending news   Fleischmann said he first noticed signs of her cancer just before Thanksgiving, when she woke up with blood on her pillow. He wrote: Fleischmann continued: He said he...
Indy’s back on the big screen: Release date announced for latest ‘Indiana Jones’ film

Indy’s back on the big screen: Release date announced for latest ‘Indiana Jones’ film

Indiana Jones will be back looking for historical treasure, and fans know when the fifth installment of the franchise will hit movie theaters. >> Read more trending news Disney announced that Harrison Ford will reprise his role in the new movie on July 10, 2020, pushed back a year from its original premiere date of July 19, 2019, Variety reported. The announcement was made in conjunction with...
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ release date announced

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ release date announced

It doesn’t have an official full title yet, and fans don’t know which new and old characters will appear in it, but now they know when “Star Wars: Episode IX” will hit theaters. The last film in the third “Star Wars” trilogy will hit big screens on May 24, 2019.  >> Read more trending news  The announcement was made Tuesday. The second...
Elton John cancels shows following release from hospital, thanks fans for support

Elton John cancels shows following release from hospital, thanks fans for support

Singer Elton John has cancelled all of his Las Vegas shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through May after he was sent to the Intensive Care Unit following a rare infection, according to Rolling Stone. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace issued the following statement on its Facebook page Monday: Variety reported that fans who purchased tickets for  “The Million Dollar Piano&rdquo...
Erin Moran’s cause of death released, co-star Scott Baio responds to tabloids

Erin Moran’s cause of death released, co-star Scott Baio responds to tabloids

  “Happy Days” star Erin Moran most likely died from complications of cancer. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that a “joint investigation into Moran’s death was conducted” and “a subsequent autopsy revealed she likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer,” TMZ reported. “Standard toxicology tests were performed...
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