George ‘The Animal’ Steele, a WWE legend and Hall of Famer, dies at 79 – CBSSports.com

From Madison Heights, Michigan, to Madison Square Garden, “The Animal” excited wrestling fans all over

Steele, real name Jim Myers, had been battling health problems for years, including kidney failure. He had been moved into hospice care shortly before his death.

Portraying a green-tongued, bald-headed wildman, Steele was known for “eating” turnbuckles — ripping them open with his teeth and throwing the shredded padding at opponents. He enjoyed his greatest fame near the end of his three-decade career as part of the 1980s WWE (then WWF) roster that included stars like Andre the Giant, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

Steele spent most of his career playing a menacing monster heel, a villain known for his sometimes vicious brawls with the likes of champions Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund and Pedro Morales.

Source: George ‘The Animal’ Steele, a WWE legend and Hall of Famer, dies at 79 – CBSSports.com

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Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay – BBC News

A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.The 11-page typed draft, probably intended for a newspaper, was updated in the 1950s but never published.

In the 1980s, the essay was passed to a US museum, where it sat until its rediscovery last year.

Source: Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay – BBC News

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Grammy Awards 2017: See the Full Winners List (Updating) | Billboard

Follow along on all the big winners at the 59th annual Grammy Awards below:

GENERAL FIELD

Album Of The Year:

25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Record Of The Year:

“Hello” — Adele
“Formation” — Beyoncé
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Work” — Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year:

“Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
“7 Years” — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best New Artist:

Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Maren Morris

Read full list: Grammy Awards 2017: See the Full Winners List (Updating) | Billboard

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Al Jarreau, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dead at 76 – CNN.com

(CNN)Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits “Breakin’ Away,” “We’re in This Love Together” and the theme song to the popular 1980’s TV show, “Moonlighting,” died Sunday, according to posts on his verified social media accounts. He was 76.

Jarreau died about 9 a.m. ET surrounded by his wife, son and a few friends, according to posts on his Facebook page and Twitter account.
Nicknamed the “Acrobat of Scat,” Jarreau released more than 20 albums over his storied career and remained a jazz icon and a tireless performer right up until his death.
He had only retired from performing last week.

Source: Al Jarreau, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dead at 76 – CNN.com

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Richard Hatch of ‘Battleship Galactica’ dies

He was hotshot pilot in original series and returned as conniving politician on reboot.

Richard Hatch, the Golden Globe nominee who played heroic Captain Apollo on the original 1970s Battlestar Galactica series and returned for the mid-2000s reboot, has died. He was 71.

The Associated Press confirmed Hatch’s death with his manager Michael Kaliski, who said the actor died at his home in Santa Clarita, Calif., with his son Paul by his side.

Source: Richard Hatch of ‘Battleship Galactica’ dies

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Jack Nicholson Is Finally Returning to the Big Screen | Vanity Fair

ck Nicholson, the iconic Oscar winner and legendary lothario, has not retired. Thank god!

The 79-year-old actor will return to the screen for the first time since 2010 to star in an English-language remake of Toni Erdmann, Variety reports Tuesday.

For those who have not yet seen the original German film—which is nominated for a Best-Foreign-Language Oscar this month—know that the project seems like a perfect fit for Nicholson. Written and directed by Maren Ade, the project centers on “a practical joking father (played originally by Peter Simonischek) [who] tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter (Sandra Hüller) by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.”

Source: Jack Nicholson Is Finally Returning to the Big Screen | Vanity Fair

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