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Steven Tyler to headline pre-race show at BMS

July 31st, 2015 4:24 pm by Staff Report

The Aerosmith front man will perform prior to the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Kingsport native putting his Southern charm to work in California and beyond

Kingsport native putting his Southern charm to work in California and beyond

August 1st, 2015 10:30 am by Collin Brooks

Alec Strickland, a 2004 graduate of Sullivan South, is in Chicago this weekend for one of the biggest rock festivals in the world, Lollapalooza, as part of The New Pacific.

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Update: WWE Hall of Famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61

Update: WWE Hall of Famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61

July 31st, 2015 7:30 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61.

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Paul Simon joins U2 onstage at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Paul Simon joins U2 onstage at NYC's Madison Square Garden

July 31st, 2015 3:00 pm by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

The special guests at U2's concert Thursday night included Paul Simon, Lou Reed's widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year.

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Judge leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbo

Judge leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbo

July 31st, 2015 2:00 pm by ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer

The convent, which Perry has wanted to buy to be her personal residence for several years, is in the middle of a legal fight between a group of elderly nuns and the archbishop of Los Angeles over who has control of the sale and its proceeds.

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Jenner Olympic Torch fetches $24,000 at auction

Jenner Olympic Torch fetches $24,000 at auction

July 31st, 2015 1:00 pm by ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press

The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000 at an auction of sports memorabilia Thursday.

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'Exorcism: Live!' to air on TV in October

'Exorcism: Live!' to air on TV in October

July 31st, 2015 12:00 pm by Associated Press

Destination America is upping its scare factor for Halloween by scheduling what it describes as a live exorcism to air Oct. 30.

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Sam Smith, Kanye West top 2015 iHeartRadio Festival lineup

Sam Smith, Kanye West top 2015 iHeartRadio Festival lineup

July 31st, 2015 11:00 am by By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

This year's event, promoting iHeartRadio's nationwide network of broadcast radio stations, also will feature brief performances by Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, the Weeknd, Tove Lo and Lil Wayne.

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Invisible Women? Hollywood's female superhero problem

Invisible Women? Hollywood's female superhero problem

July 31st, 2015 10:05 am by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

However, in spite of Hollywood's continued fascination with supermen, a new surge of female power could finally electrify the genre and more closely resemble the audiences of comic book adaptations.

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Disney villains' children up to no good in Descendants'

Disney villains' children up to no good in Descendants'

July 30th, 2015 3:00 pm by By David Martindale, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS)

They're the teenage children of Disney's most notorious movie villains and they mean it when they proclaim, in a spectacular opening song-and-dance number, that they're Rotten to the Core.

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Former football star now writes for HBO's Ballers'

Former football star now writes for HBO's Ballers'

July 30th, 2015 2:00 pm by By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune (TNS)

Rashard Mendenhall flipped that last year in retiring from the NFL at 26. "I no longer want to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment," he explained in a Huffington Post essay. "I want to travel the world and write!"

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