Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and other ‘SNL’ women stick up for Al Franken

Signatories included original “SNL” cast members Laraine Newman and Jane Curtin, along with 34 women who worked on the show behind the scenes between 1975 and the present. Franken was a writer and performer on the NBC sketch comedy show primarily from 1975 to 1995.

Jane Curtin told the New York Times on Friday that she was surprised by broadcaster Leeann Tweeden’s allegations against Franken.

Source: Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and other ‘SNL’ women stick up for Al Franken

JUST IN: Women staff of “Saturday Night Live” sign letter in support of Sen. Al Franken

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

The singer, songwriter, comedian and businessman had genuine warmth and down-home humor that drew countless fans.

A post on daughter and country singer-songwriter Pam Tillis’ Facebook page said she was deeply saddened by her father’s sudden and unexpected death, and asked fans to post their memories on Mel Tillis’ official Facebook page.

Source: Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

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‘The Addams Family’ takes to the Geyer Performing Arts Center stage | TribLIVE

The strange but lovable extended family will take the stage Nov. 16 to 19 at Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale.

Source: ‘The Addams Family’ takes to the Geyer Performing Arts Center stage | TribLIVE

Presented by AAFC – In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams.

It's a Wonderful Life

DEC
14
TO DEC 17

It’s A Wonderful Life

December 14-16 @ 7:30 & December 17 @ 2:30

The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—

CMA Awards 2017: Complete list of winners, best and worst moments

Carrie Underwood’s hymn brought down the house. Taylor Swift won an award but didn’t show up. Garth Brooks was caught lip-syncing.

The show pushed “unity.” Co-host Brad Paisley wore a T-shirt with the word printed on it. Onstage, artists emphasized the need for Americans to join together, particularly in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, where 58 people were shot and killed and hundreds more were injured at a country music festival last month.

Source: CMA Awards 2017: Complete list of winners, best and worst moments

Ohiopyle, Phipps, Fallingwater among top 10 Pennsylvania attractions | TribLIVE

• Ohiopyle State Park (4)

• Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (5)

• Flight 93 National Memorial (6)

• Carnegie Museum of Natural History (9)

• Fallingwater (10)

This side of the state also can claim the No. 1 pick — Presque Isle State Park in Erie (1).

The rest of the list included: Knoebels in Elysburg, Northumberland County; (2), Pine Creek Gorge in Wellsboro, Tioga County (3); Pennsylvania Amish country in Lancaster County (7) and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Chester County (8).

Source: Ohiopyle, Phipps, Fallingwater among top 10 Pennsylvania attractions | TribLIVE

The Mason-Dixon Line turns 250 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Events mark the 1767 completion by English surveyors Mason and Dixon of the border of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and then-Virginia.

Mason and Dixon placed their last marker atop Brown’s Hill in what’s now Mason-Dixon Historical Park, which sits on both sides of of the line — Pennsylvania’s border with what’s now West Virginia.

That park is where the Mason-Dixon 250 anniversary will be celebrated Oct. 13-15, with re-enactors and guides in period costumes; speakers and guests including, from England, Jeremiah Dixon’s great-grandnephew John Dixon and other descendants; astronomy and surveying demonstrations (the two used to go hand-in-hand); politicians and proclamations; a quilt show and other arts and crafts; plus music, food and souvenirs.

Source: The Mason-Dixon Line turns 250 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Justice League’ trailer pits heroes in an explosive battle

And includes a first look at Henry Cavill’s Superman…The trailer premiered Sunday morning, starting off with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) finding Cavill’s Clark Kent in a field, but alas she’s next seen presumably placing dirt on his grave and waking up to a news report on the death of Superman during “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Source: ‘Justice League’ trailer pits heroes in an explosive battle

Steven Seagal slams NFL players who kneel during national anthem – NY Daily News

Steven Seagal bashed NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem.

“I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views,” Seagal said during a Wednesday appearance on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.”

Source: Steven Seagal slams NFL players who kneel during national anthem – NY Daily News

Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America – NY Daily News

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) – An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest.

Cara Mund, from Bismarck, N.D., a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, who has been accepted to Notre Dame’s law school, trained for several summers with the world-famous Rockettes.

Source: Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America – NY Daily News