ZZ Top still crankin’ after 50 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In June 1976, Joseph Finegold told The Pittsburgh Press that it was “the most horrible thing I have ever seen since World War II.” He was talking about ZZ TOP.

ZZ TOP
With: Cheap Trick
Where: KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Tickets: $18-$88; ticketmaster.com

Source: ZZ Top still crankin’ after 50 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Sarah Palin’s husband ‘files papers for divorce’ – BBC News

The ex-Alaska governor and her husband found it “impossible to live together”, court documents show.

The Palins, both 55, married in 1988 and have five children together.

The documents mention “an incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife”.

They include the initials rather than full names of the two parties – SLP for Sarah Louise Palin and TMP for Todd Mitchell Palin – but identify the couple’s marriage date and the birth date of their only child who is a minor, Trig Palin.

They are asking for joint custody of the child, according to the papers.

Source: Sarah Palin’s husband ‘files for divorce’ – BBC News

Actor Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

Before starring in Dazed and Confused, Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective, among dozens of other notable roles, he earned a film degree from the University of Texas in 1993.

Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar’s office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class.

UT’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that the Academy Award-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.

Source: Actor Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

Eddie Money: “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer – CBS News

Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight” says his fate is in “God’s hands.”

In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup.

Source: Eddie Money: “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer – CBS News

Sean Spicer’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ casting criticized by host Tom Bergeron

“We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call,” Bergeron said of producers’ decision to cast Spicer in the upcoming season.

Sean Spicer’s casting in the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” is prompting pushback — including from one of the show’s hosts, Tom Bergeron.

Spicer, who resigned from his post as White House press secretary in 2017, was announced Wednesday on “Good Morning America” as one of the celebrities who will compete on Season 28 of the reality show.

Athletes Lamar Odom and Ray Lewis, “Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown and supermodel Christie Brinkley are also among the celebrities who will lace up their dancing shoes.

Source: Sean Spicer’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ casting criticized by host Tom Bergeron

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79 | Fox News

Actor Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and starred in the seminal 1960s counterculture film “Easy Rider,” has died. He was 79.

Born into Hollywood royalty, Peter carved his own path with his non-conformist tendencies. He earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for co-writing “Easy Rider,” but lost out to William Goldman’s script for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

Nearly three decades later, Fonda snagged a Best Actor nomination for his work in 1997’s “Ulee’s Gold.” He lost out to contemporary Jack Nicholson’s turn in “As Good As It Gets,” but did snag a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Movie for his work in the 1999 Showtime original “The Passion of Ayn Rand.”

Source: ‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79 | Fox News

Are You A Taylor Swift Fan? – Watch Her Livestream Announcement (8/22/19 @ 5pm EST) – YouTube

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Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff – ABC News

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife and child escaped a plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries on Thursday, said Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.

The Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, about 65 miles north of Asheville, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Source: Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff – ABC News

FX is tackling the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. The timing has raised eyebrows.

“There is nothing that Trump would like more than to turn the homestretch of 2020 into a revisitation of the Clintons,” one prominent critic said.

Bill and Hillary Clinton won’t be on the ballot next November. But with the news that the third season of FX’s “American Crime Story” will chronicle the impeachment of the former president and his affair with Monica Lewinsky, some critics are worried that they could still loom over the 2020 election.

FX, a cable giant known for its provocative programming, announced Tuesday it was moving forward with an adaptation of Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President” — with Lewinsky herself serving as one of the co-producers.

Source: FX is tackling the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. The timing has raised eyebrows.

Comic-Con 2019: Winners and Losers From Film, TV and Comics Panels | Hollywood Reporter

Limited number of movie panels? No fear, TV has it covered. Box office star Henry Cavill took over Hall H for Netflix’s fantasy drama series The Witcher, while AMC’s The Walking Dead announced leading man Andrew Lincoln would return not on the basic cable network but exclusively in theaters. Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance to drop the Top Gun: Maverick trailer. 

Source: Comic-Con 2019: Winners and Losers From Film, TV and Comics Panels | Hollywood Reporter

Kevin Spacey: Charge against actor dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th – CNN

(CNN)Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the decision was made “due to the unavailability of the complaining witness,” according to a court filing.
Spacey, 59, had faced criminal charge of indecent assault and battery in connection with a July 2016 incident where he was accused of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar. The former “House of Cards” star had pleaded not guilty and faced up to five years in prison, if convicted.

Source: Kevin Spacey: Charge against actor dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th – CNN