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Keith's father passed away in December after losing his battle with cancer. Soon after, Urban began taking lessons and performing in local competitions. "I'm always trying to work more on how to connect and how to do things more intimately in that large setting", he said. "Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers".
  • Is Hayden Panettiere Returning to Nashville Following Her Medical Leave?

    Is Hayden Panettiere Returning to Nashville Following Her Medical Leave?

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    Revealing Hayden's decision to seek treatment previous year, her spokesperson said: "Hayden is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment centre as she is presently battling postpartum depression". She of course noted that it was all "well worth it, ' hashtagging a photograph of herself by the beach with 'daughter" and 'blessing'. Neither ABC nor Panettiere has commented on her Nashville return.
  • David Bowie's last music video confronts issues of mortality

    David Bowie's last music video confronts issues of mortality

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    Bowie battled cancer for 18 months and learned in November that his illness was terminal. "Over the years, we have performed David Bowie's music both at live shows and just futzing around in the rehearsal space", Toadies guitarist Clark Vogeler says in one of the band's reminiscences on the website.
  • David Bowie has 'already been cremated'

    David Bowie has 'already been cremated'

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    Dix, AXS TV's senior vice president, programming and development. Andrew and I lived together in 2013 and we spent a lot of time listening to records. "Seeing you people here we know we did the right thing", Gregory said to the audience. Bowie was not only known for his outlandish personas and music, but also for his humble nature, opting to sit out of the limelight for much of his later life in the US.
  • Star Wars overtakes Jurassic World for 3 rd place in global sales

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    Globally, the film has earned an impressive $1.73 billion, passing up Jurassic World ($1.67 billion). Paramount's "Daddy's Home, ' a comedy about a step-father (Will Ferrell) locked in a fierce battle with his wife's first husband (Mark Wahlberg) for her kid's affections, took third place with million".
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Achieves the Biggest Box Office Revenue

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    Disney, which purchased Lucasfilm from " Star Wars " creator George Lucas for $4  billion  in 2012, plans two more films in the space saga as well as a stand-alone spinoff. Behind that is " Avatar ", " Star Wars ", " Titanic ", then "The Sound of Music". It also smashed the record for the biggest box office debut weekend globally, with ticket sales of $529m.
  • ABC Chief on 'Muppets' Troubles, 'Wicked City's' Demise and the Future of the next season

    ABC Chief on 'Muppets' Troubles, 'Wicked City's' Demise and the Future of the next season

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    Read up on all the latest Castle details and spoilers below. The show's screenwriters Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter said that if the principal cast members don't come back for the ninth season, they will end this series with tying up all of the loose ends once more.  "There are a lot of conversations going on how to do that", Lee said, hinting toward the possibility of a contingency plan that would see Castle spun-off or refocused on different characters.
  • David Bowie's ex learns of his death, the 'Big Brother' UK

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    She says she is fine, however "wouldn't be in this condition if it was just a cold". After hearing about  David's  death on on Sunday (01.10.16) at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer,  Angie's  fellow "Celebrity Big Brother" housemates comforted her and said they hoped her son would get back into contact.
  • Family-owned Tennessee store sold winning ticket

    Family-owned Tennessee store sold winning ticket

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    The Tennessee Lottery advises the lucky Tennessee ticket-holder to: • Sign the back of the ticket. Its median household income is $53,133 and the aggregate household income for the county is nearly $1.4 billion. The winning numbers were 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10. The winners can opt for annual payments over decades or a lump-sum payment. None of the winners' identities have yet been revealed.
  • Tamer Hassan is to star in Game of Thrones

    Tamer Hassan is to star in Game of Thrones

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    Although she told him that she hates spoilers and actually avoids reading scripts for any scenes besides her own in order to keep herself as much in the dark as viewers, she did say that she was in Spain for some of the filming for Season 6.
  • Celine Dion's husband dies at 73

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    Celine Dion's  husband Rene Angelil has  died  at 73. Angelil stepped down as Dion's manager in 2014 after his throat cancer returned. However, she returned to her residency at the Colosseum at  Caesars Palace  in Las Vegas on August 27, with performances scheduled through June.
  • Iowan wins $2 million in Powerball

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    World record $1.5B #POWERBALL draw produced a Florida jackpot winner! You now have the option of a lump sum or 30-year annual payment. One of those ticketholders added the Powerplay multiplier, making that ticket worth $2,000,000. Lottery officials and experts recommend that winners assemble a team of financial professionals before claiming the prize. Wednesday sales totaled $17,513,035, according to lottery officials.
  • Actor Alan Rickman Dead at 69

    Actor Alan Rickman Dead at 69

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    Rowling tweeted Thursday . Other Harry Potter stars paid tribute to Rickman via social media including, James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Stan Yanevski (Victor Krum).
  • Complete list of 88th annual Academy Award nominations

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    Miller says, "Needless to say we're doing little happy jigs and it's really nice to be invited to the party". It wasn't a question of whether or not " Beasts of No Nation " would be nominated for an Oscar, it was more like how many would Netflix's first original feature get.
  • 'The Revenant' leads Oscar nominees; diversity an issue again

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    Inarritu , along with four white guys ("Big Short's" Adam McKay , " Fury Road's " George Miller , " Room's " Lenny Abrahamson and " Spotlight's " Tom McCarthy ). After last year's #Oscarssowhite backlash over the complete lack of recognition for non-white actors, the same has happened again this year. It was an artistically exploratory year for animated features, and the Oscar nominees - " Anomalisa ", " Boy and the World ", "Inside Out", " Shaun the Sheep Movie " and " When Marnie ...
  • Fox Business Hosts GOP Presidential Debate Thursday Night

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    Rand Paul  of Kentucky, who made a decision to skip after he failed to qualify for the main stage. In the case of Cruz, it is a legal issue. "I think he may shift in his new rallies to play 'New York, New York, '" said Cruz, "Because Donald comes from New York and he embodies New York values".
  • David Bowie died from liver cancer - friend

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    O'Brien then shared a montage of the numerous times Bowie stopped by the Late Night , not just as a musical guest, but also as someone eager to kid around with the late-night host in the 12:35 a.m. She went on to explain her decision to stay on the show, saying: "If I don't leave, I look callous". It ends with the poignant. According to the Daily Mirror , David had told his nearest and dearest, including his 60-year-old wife Iman, that he only wanted to remembered for his music.
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' to become biggest film in U.S. history

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    It's early days yet, though. With a current gross of $1,536,330,824 billion , the movie has jumped over Fast & Furious 7 and Avengers Assemble to become the fourth highest grossing movie of all time . "China for example is a huge market, that was nowhere near the size it is today back when the last ( Star Wars ) film was released ". Avatar and The Force Awakens are the only two movies to ever gross more than $700 million in North America.
  • David Bowie reportedly battled liver cancer

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    Sir, - Magical and spellbinding, David Bowie represented the "other" - a world of possibilities far from the grey drudge of early 1970s Ireland. With a bit of help by Nile Rodgers, the " Let's Dance " era didn't sit well with some fans of the star at the time , who were perhaps hoping for something less "commercial" from David Bowie , but it's gone on to be one of his staple sounds.
  • 1 winning lottery ticket sold in Melbourne Beach

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    The winning 7-Eleven on Wednesday night drew quite the crowd; at least 100 people had gathered at the store after the announcement. Thursday night's Powerball jackpot was an estimated $1.5 billion - which is considered the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
  • David Bowie's ex-wife Angie breaks down on Big Brother over death

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    He added: "So, I'm just gonna email you, David Bowie, and if you could check your email in space or in heaven, or wherever you are". He wrote: "David was always an inspiration to me and a true original". Billboard, which will publish the benchmark USA chart this weekend, said that " Blackstar " was expected to easily outsell ballad singer  Adele's  blockbuster "25", which has spent seven weeks at No.
  • David Bowie prepared daughter for his death

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    In another clip, he begrudgingly sings a song Conan himself wrote . "Not only was David a passionate supporter of my career, but more importantly a very special person in my life". He first rose to fame with the single Space Oddity in 1969, released to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landing. " David Bowie and David Jones are two totally different people" - told fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell in 2013 that shunning the limelight was intentional.
  • The Final Photos of David Bowie Will Make You Smile

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    The Royals singer explained, "I've never met a  hero  of mine and liked it. It just sucks, the pressure is too huge, you can't enjoy it.  David  was different". The director said that on the production's opening night, the last  time  the singer was seen in public, Bowie had seemed very frail. So many  people  are interested.
  • Iran's release of US Navy sailors greeted with relief

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    The sailors were captured after their two small USA naval craft entered  Iranian waters , according to US defense officials. USA defence officials said nine men and one woman were aboard the two vessels seized. Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, an NBC News military analyst, said the seizure of American boats is "very bad news" and highlights how the Navy may have failed to have surveillance on their boats.
  • Lottery officials: Winning Powerball ticket sold in California

    Lottery officials: Winning Powerball ticket sold in California

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    However, 5 ticket holders matched 5 numbers and won $1 million each, according to Jeff Holyfield of the Michigan Lottery . After the announcement, at the Chino Hills, CA 7-Eleven, an excited crowd gathered - perhaps to wait for a victor to arrive, or just to share in the excitement that the jackpot victor is among their neighbors.
  • Record high Powerball causes lottery fever to sweep Chattahoochee Valley

    Record high Powerball causes lottery fever to sweep Chattahoochee Valley

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    It is likely that lottery officials will announce more details of the winners - or further winning tickets - in the next few hours. We're still awaiting results from other states. The winners can opt for annual payments over decades or a lump-sum payment. The store will receive a $1-million bonus for selling the ticket. The identity of the winners was not yet known.
  • Golden Globes 2016: What did Ricky Gervais say to Mel Gibson?

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    The widely praised ensemble drama  Spotlight  failed to take home any hardware - a fate shared by fellow critical darlings  Carol ,  Mad Max: Fury Road , and  The Big Short . Mozart in the Jungle  won Best Television Series in a Musical or Comedy. In " Creed ", Stallone returned to his role as boxer  Rocky  Balboa. The film also included several Canadian aboriginal actors, along with Tootoosis.
  • One winning Powerball ticket sold in California

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    Lottery officials and experts recommend winners assemble a team of financial experts before claiming the prize . Around three hours later, an official from the state confirmed that that feat was also achieved by tickets sold in Florida and Tennessee, the Associated Press reported.
  • Nick Carter arrested at Key West, Florida bar

    Nick Carter arrested at Key West, Florida bar

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    Police arrived at the scene and arrested Carter at 8.13pm local time. The Backstreet Boy was apprehended Wednesday night in Key West at a bar called the Hog's Breath Saloon , TMZ reports . Recently, Carter was seen as a competitor on hit ABC show "Dancing With the Stars". The couple announced they are expecting a baby boy. This is, unfortunately, Carter's third arrest, following a nightclub incident in 2002 and a DUI bust in 2005.
  • Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth spotted kissing

    Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth spotted kissing

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    According to a source that spoke with US Weekly , Miley always had feelings for the Mockingjay: Part 2 actor and never really fully got over him. Aww! A source told the magazine: "They've been talking for a while, and now they're seeing each other again".