Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 after string of dramatic wrecks | Fox News

Denny Hamlin came out on top in the 61st running of the Daytona 500 Sunday — not long after a string of dramatic wrecks took out much of the competition in “The Great American Race.”

Source: Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 after string of dramatic wrecks | Fox News

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Mass Panic At San Francisco “Hamilton” Performance Injures 3

According to audience members, “people were screaming, ducking down, crawling on the floor” and “shouts of ‘gun’ could be heard.”

Joe Khalil

@JoeKhalilTV

Our show ended in a mass panic. Members of the audience started screaming and running, shouts of “gun” could be heard. The entire theater cleared out. Theater staff tells us it was actually one person who suffered a medical emergency. Someone misconstrued the situation

Source: Mass Panic At San Francisco “Hamilton” Performance Injures 3

Academy clarifies controversial Oscars plans

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24.

– All 24 Award categories are presented on stage in the Dolby Theatre, and included in the broadcast.

– Four categories — Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Live Action Short — were volunteered by their branches to have their nominees and winners announced by presenters, and included later in the broadcast. Time spent walking to the stage and off, will be edited out.

– The four winning speeches will be included in the broadcast.

– In future years, four to six different categories may be selected for rotation, in collaboration with the show producers. This year’s categories will be exempted in 2020.

Source: Academy clarifies controversial Oscars plans

Winners of 2019 Grammy Awards: The full list – CNET

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga, H.E.R., Drake and Cardi B were some of the big winners.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Album Of The Year: “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

Record Of The Year: “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Song Of The Year:  “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best New Artist: Dua Lipa

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:  “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Country Album: “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Vocal Album: “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “My Way,” Willie Nelson

Best Rap Performance: “King’s Dead,” Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake / “Bubblin,” Anderson .Paak

Source: Winners of 2019 Grammy Awards: The full list – CNET

From ‘Tom Jones’ to ‘Skyfall’: star Albert Finney dies at 82 – ABC News

Finney’s family said Friday that he “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.” He died Thursday from a chest infection at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

Finney was a rare star who managed to avoid the Hollywood limelight for more than five decades after bursting to international fame in 1963 in the title role of “Tom Jones.”

The film gained him the first of five Oscar nominations. Others followed for “Murder on the Orient Express,” ”The Dresser,” ”Under the Volcano” and “Erin Brockovich.”

In later years he brought authority to action movies, including the James Bond thriller “Skyfall” and two of the Bourne films.

Source: From ‘Tom Jones’ to ‘Skyfall’: star Albert Finney dies at 82 – ABC News

The Top 7 Video Games Releasing In February (2019)

February is here at last and it’s actually a decent month for video game releases. January through March can be slow at times, which makes February a great time for indies that want some extra visibility or new IP in the AAA space.

We have that and more coming this month, with quite the spread of tactical games, open-world adventures, JRPGs and more.

Source: The Top 7 Video Games Releasing In February (2019)

Federal move could ‘virtually destroy’ online gambling in Pennsylvania, N.J., but help big GOP donor

Online gaming is already a big hit even though it is still in its infancy. Internet gaming has generated a billion dollars in revenue for New Jersey casinos and millions in new income for the state treasuries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

But an unwelcome guest crashed the internet gaming party last month. The U.S. Department of Justice on Jan. 14 released a legal opinion that reinterprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, not just sports betting.

Source: Federal move could ‘virtually destroy’ online gambling in Pennsylvania, N.J., but help big GOP donor

New Crescent is Irwin’s first brewery in 100 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Name of Main Street brewery and taproom, which opens Saturday, is a nod to the Crescent Brewing Co. that operated there from 1903 to 1919.

New Crescent Brewing Co. is pouring its brews at 229 Main St., in a combined storefront that used to include a barbershop that is right across from the restored 1937 Lamp Theater. It’s the first brewery to operate in the Westmoreland County borough since 1919, when Prohibition closed the Crescent Brewing Co., which was at the corner of Main and Pennsylvania Avenue starting in 1903.

Source: New Crescent is Irwin’s first brewery in 100 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Was the Netflix Price Hike a Mistake? Shares Fall as Hulu Slashes Rates

Hulu, unlike Netflix, will reduce the price of its basic streaming service. NFLX shareholders did not take the news well.

As CCN reported, Netflix raised subscription fees by between 13-18%. The price of its cheapest basic plan jumped by $1 to $9. The 4K premium plan was raised by $2 up to $16. Analysts said the rate hikes would help finance investments into original films and pay off accrued debt from competing with other popular streaming services.

Source: Was the Netflix Price Hike a Mistake? Shares Fall as Hulu Slashes Rates

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