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11/10/2022: CMA Awards Winners
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Today is Thursday, November 10, 2022.
It is the 314th day of the year.
51 days remain.
Fetterman and Pennsylvania both landed in Twitter’s Top 10 Trends on Wednesday morning after the Senate race was called in the Keystone State.
Brittney Griner was trending after news broke that she had been transferred to a Russian penal colony. More in Court Cases.
DeSantis was trending Wednesday after his huge victory in Florida’s Governor race.
The Crown was trending as Season 5 of the hit show dropped on Netflix.
#CMAAwards was trending Wednesday night as country artists performed and won awards at the 56th annual awards show. More in Showbiz.
The economic recession continues to hammer Silicon Valley, where Facebook parent company Meta has announced layoffs affecting more than 11,000 workers, reducing its total headcount by an estimated 13%.
This is the first time Meta has instituted layoffs since it was founded nearly 20 years ago. No new hires will be made until at least the second quarter next year.
According to internal memos, Founder and CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG took responsibility for the lapses and mismanagement that brought the company to this point.
WORTH NOTING: Meta’s stock has fallen nearly 70% year to date as Zuck’s “metaverse” project has failed to take off.
Human blood synthesized from scratch in a lab has been injected into two participants this week, in a first that would mark a huge step forward in treating people with rare blood types or blood disorders.
This first trial is just to ensure the lab-created blood is safe.
Britain’s National Health Service is overseeing the study. They’re looking to get eight more people to enroll in this early trial.
A passenger at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport tried to get a loaded gun through security after stuffing it into a whole, uncooked chicken, the TSA says.
Not a whole lot of details about the incident, after the TSA highlighted the misguided effort to circumvent security on its social media pages Monday.
NASA has scrubbed the November 14 launch of the Artemis I launch – but just by two days. It’s now slated for November 16 just after midnight.
All eyes on the Space Coast remain on Tropical Storm Nicole, which was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday night. Its current projected path should spare the launch site, where the rocket can withstand 85 mile-per-hour winds on the launchpad.
Archeologists in Israel found an ancient ivory comb with a full sentence etched into it.
It’s estimated to be 3,700 years old. In the ancient Canaanite script, a message reads, “May this tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard.”
An analysis of the comb shows microscopic evidence of lice on it.
The lead researcher on the project says, “It is a very human text. It shows us that people didn’t really change, and lice didn’t really change.”
BY THE NUMBERS
📈 Markets typically rally after Election Day. Not this time. The Dow lost 646 points (1.95%) to close at 32,513. The S&P lost 79 points (2.08%) to close at 3,748 and the Nasdaq lost 263 points (2.48%) to close at 10,353.
🛢 West Texas Intermediate tumbled to $85. Brent Crude settled at $92.
⛽ The national average price of a gallon of gas was $3.80.
₿ Bitcoin is collapsing – it’s down more than $2500 Wednesday and trading below $16,000. In the last week it’s down 25%.
🛩 There were 1,845 flights delayed within, into, or out of the United States and 953 such cancellations.
A video of a groom smashing cake onto his bride’s face, knocking her to the ground in the process, has gone viral on social media, but for all the wrong reasons.
After posting the video to TikTok, newlywed Jade Kennedy was forced to defend her hubby against negative comments, several of which called for her to leave him.
“I would divorce straight away!!!” one user commented. Another wrote, “Too aggressive, my dad would have knocked him out.”
In response to all the backlash, Kennedy wrote that it was “all in good fun” before turning off commenting on the post.
JEFF COOK has died.
The co-founder of one of the most successful country bands of all time, Alabama, passed away Tuesday at his home in Destin, Florida. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2017.
He was 73.
TYRONE DOWNIE has died.
The Jamaican-born keyboardist, known best for his work in Bob Marley and the Wailers, passed away Saturday at a hospital in Jamaica after “falling ill,” his partner told The Jamaica Gleaner. An exact cause of death is not known.
He was 66.
MELINDA GATES, 58, has a new man in her life.
The former Mrs. Bill Gates is reportedly dating strategic communications specialist, and former Fox News journalist, JON DU PRE, 63.
The couple was first spotted together at a basketball game earlier this year. It is unknown exactly how long they have been together.
Former NFL player MICHAEL OHER, 36, married his longtime girlfriend TIFFANY ROY on Saturday.
The wedding took place in Nashville, with 200 of their closest friends and family members, according to PEOPLE magazine.
Many may recognize Oher, whose path to the gridiron was depicted in “The Blind Side.”
Here’s a palette cleanser as the dust settles on midterm election results and the balance of power in Congress remains in question: The Wall Street Journal reports that the government is preparing to release transcripts of the interviews between members of the 9/11 commission and then-President GEORGE W. BUSH and Vice President DICK CHENEY.
The Journal already got its hands on the 31-page transcript, which shows Bush did authorize military planes to shoot down other hijacked airplanes if necessary.
There was no audio recording of the interview, but official notes were taken.
Despite being nearly 20 years old, some parts of the notes will remain redacted.
Here’s some updates on the midterms:
IN ARIZONA: Republican KARI LAKE trails Democrat KATIE HOBBS by roughly 13,000 votes with more than 77% of ballots counted. Republican BLAKE MASTERS trails incumbent Democrat Senator MARK KELLY by nearly 95,000 votes.
IN GEORGIA: The runoff election between HERSCHEL WALKER and incumbent Democrat RAPHAEL WARNOCK is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6.
IN NEVADA: Republican ADAM LAXALT holds a strong lead over Democrat CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO with more than three-fourths of ballots counted. Laxalt announced Wednesday night that with 84,000 in the only liberal county in Nevada – where Vegas is, go figure – Cortez Masto would have to win two out of every three ballots to win as things stand. Laxalt adds, “That doesn’t even take into account the gains we will make from rural counties.”
JUST SO NO ONE FORGETS: Here’s President JOE BIDEN attempting to answer a question during a post-midterms press conference Wednesday:
The leader of the free world, ladies and gentlemen.
No winner for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. Friday night’s drawing will be for a $189 million jackpot or a $91 million cash payout.
The CMA Awards aired last night, live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Country singer LUKE BRYAN co-hosted the show alongside former NFL QB PEYTON MANNING.
And the winners are…
Entertainer -- Luke Combs
Female Vocalist -- Lainey Wilson
Male Vocalist -- Chris Stapleton
Single -- “‘Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson
Album -- “Growin’ Up,” Luke Combs
Song -- “Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan
Group -- Old Dominion
Duo -- Brothers Osborne
New Artist -- Lainey Wilson
Musical Event -- “Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
Music Video -- “Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson
Musician -- Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
After years of pregnancy rumors and speculation, JENNIFER ANISTON says she now feels “relief” over not having to think about it anymore.
Speaking for the first time on her experience with IVF (in-vitro fertilization) with Allure magazine, the actress shared how she has “zero regrets” about how things turned out with her journey “several years ago.”
She also spoke on how difficult “all the years and years and years of speculation” were for her to endure, especially when media outlets suggested she simply “didn’t want children,” suggesting that is what caused her split from husband BRAD PITT.
“I feel the best in who I am today, better than I ever did in my 20s or 30s even, or my mid-40s” she told the publication.
BRITNEY SPEARS is not “thrilled” about actress MILLIE BOBBY BROWN’s offer to play her in a biopic.
Just one day after the “Stranger Things” star expressed interest in playing the pop princess, Spears shared her thoughts on Instagram, writing “I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life…dude I’m not dead !!!”
WHOPPI GOLDBERG says she is leaving Twitter.
She told her “View” co-hosts this week that she is leaving the platform because “it’s so messy” and she is “tired of now having had certain kinds of attitudes blocked, and now they’re back on.”
WORTH ASKING: Is simply scrolling past posts she doesn’t like not an option?
Before meeting her husband ALEC BALDWIN, mom-of-seven HILARIA BALDWIN says she would “judge couples who weren’t close in age.”
Speaking on the first episode of her new podcast “Witches Anonymous,” Hilaria revealed that she would look at relationships with large age gaps and think “this older man wants some young bimbo with no opinions whatsoever.”
Considering the 26-year age gap between Hilaria and Alec, does that make her the “bimbo?”
A woman has filed a lawsuit against WARREN BEATTY, accusing the actor of coercing her into having sex with him in 1973 when she was just a teen and he was in his mid-30s.
The suit does not name Beatty, but rather identifies the perpetrator as “having been nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Clyde in “Bonnie and Clyde” -- an obvious reference to him.
The accuser claims he “used his position and status as an adult and Hollywood movie star to coerce sexual contact.” She is seeking compensation for psychological, mental and emotional distress.
Reps for Beatty have not responded to the accusation.
MATTHEW PERRY told Deadline that he requested to have the last line in the series finale of “Friends.”
“Nobody else will care about this except me. So may I please have the last line?” he asked co-creator of the show MARTA KAUFFMAN.
As fans of the sitcom may remember, in the final scene the group of six friends -- played by Perry, JENNIFER ANISTON, DAVID SCHWIMMER, COURTENY COX, MATT LEBLANC and LISA KUDROW -- are leaving Monica’s apartment when Rachel suggests they all go get a cup of coffee. Perry’s character, Chandler, delivers one final sarcastic line asking, “Where?”
The joke is obvious to fans -- but for those who may have never seen the show, the group’s second home was the Central Perk coffee shop.
FYI: The complete series is available to stream on HBO Max.
STEVE BURTON is reprising his role as Harris Michaels on “Days of Our Lives.”
His character will have a “thrilling new storyline” and will appear alongside veteran cast members STEPHEN NICHOLS, MARY BETH EVANS, DEIDRE HALL and DRAKE HOGESTYN, according to Peacock.
Burton debuted on “Days” in 1988, playing Michaels for two years before switching to fellow soap opera, “General Hospital” in 1991. He then returned to the role in the spin-off series “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem” earlier this year.
WORTH REMEMBERING: Burton was let go from “General Hospital” for not complying with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate last year.
New episodes of “Days” air on Peacock.
Several “SNL” staff writers are “furious” over the decision to have comedian DAVE CHAPPELLE host this weekend’s episode.
An insider from the NBC show told Page Six that the writers have an issue with previous transphobia and homophobic jokes that Chappelle has made and are “not going to do the show.”
The comedian’s rep told the outlet that there were no issues raised during the writers’ meeting this week.
“None of the actors are boycotting,” the source added.
Approximately 25.4 million people watched Tuesday night’s election results in primetime, according to Nielsen.
That figure includes viewership from 8-11PM on ABC, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, CNNe, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Newsmax and NewsNation.
The number is a 29% drop from the 2018 midterms.
BRITTNEY GRINER has been transferred to a Russian penal colony.
The WNBA player, who has been in custody in the country since February, was moved from the detention center in Iksha last week, according to her agent, Lindsay Colas.
Insiders tell TMZ that her family has “feared” this move, as a “penal colony is far worse than a detention center.”
Colas released a statement on the situation, saying it may take up to two weeks for her legal team to be notified of her destination.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
Instagram users got a good laugh this week after KIM KARDASHIAN posted a new ad for Beyond Meat.
The self-proclaimed “busy mom” shared a video of her making some “quick and easy” but also “healthy and delicious” plant-based chicken nuggets.
“Why would they have Kim Kardashian doing that? Lol we all know she has a chef,” one user commented.
Another wrote, “Kim please you have a full time chef…leave the nugget commercials to the D list reality stars.”
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
A 23-year-old man tried to egg KING CHARLES and QUEEN CONSORT CAMILLA as they walked through the city of York on Wednesday.
“This country was built on the blood of slaves,” the guy yelled as he pelted the eggs.
He was quickly taken down and arrested on suspicion of public order offense.
A Rangers fan won a car after making an incredible shot from center ice.
While the team fell to the Islanders on Tuesday night, Ryan Rosado walked away a big winner after knocking the puck through an opening -- only slightly bigger than the puck itself -- into the net.
“I almost passed out when I saw it [go in],” he told The Post.
Rosado took home a 2023 Hyundai Tucson SUV and an autographed Mika Zibanejad stick.
BY THE WAY: Rosado said he currently drives a “rusty 2006 Infiniti…with over 204,000 miles,” so the timing could not have been better.
DAY OF THE YEAR
World Top Up Day
World Quality Day
National Vanilla Cupcake Day
Sesame Street Day
International Accounting Day
Area Code Day
National Forget-Me-Not Day
US Marine Corps Birthday
ON THIS DATE
1775 - The Continental Congress approves the regimentation of "two Battalions of Marines" in order to defend the newly-founded Continental Navy.
John Adams drafted the resolution. Today the anniversary is celebrated as the birthday of the USMC.
In July 1789, John Adams would do the honor of signing legislation that made the Marine Corps a permanent fixture in the US Armed Services.
1871 - After spending nearly 8 months wandering Zanzibar, Henry Morton Stanley comes across missing explorer and missionary David Livingstone in a hut, living happily with the Ujiji tribe.
Upon finding the single white man surrounded by Africans, Stanley uttered his famous words: "Dr Livingstone …. I presume?"
While some researchers dispute the date of the encounter, Stanley's written story of the adventure marks it as November 10.
1903 - A patent for the modern windshield wiper goes to Mary Anderson, a woman from Alabama.
It was designed as a "window cleaning device for electric cars and other vehicles to remove snow, ice, or sleet from the window."
Anderson tried selling the invention to a company in California, but she was refused. The factory said it had no practical value -- and was worthless!
By 1913, however, the windshield wiper would be a mainstay in most of the cars on the road, but Anderson never got a cent.
1928 - Erich Maria Remarque's novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” is first published in a German magazine.
The story follows Paul Baumer, a German foot soldier literally fighting in the trenches.
The German title -- Im Westen nichts Neues -- literally translates "In The West Nothing New."
The serial novel was published over the course of a month in various installments. It was heralded for its realistic portrayal of real fighting in Europe during World War II.
1964 - Defense Secretary Robert McNamara publicly says the U.S. has no plan to send troops to Vietnam.
At the time, this may have been true -- and certainly politically expedient to say so.
Of course, this was not the case. By 1969, more than half a million Americans were fighting across the Pacific Ocean.
2001 - More than a month after the attacks of September 11, President George W. Bush goes to the United Nations to implore international assistance in the War on Terror.
It was there he pledged to take the fight to the enemy, before they could do harm again to Americans -- this would include nations like Iraq.
Bush asserted that the war being waged was against freedom and the civilized world itself.
Meanwhile, fighting had already started in Afghanistan.
2014 - Ethel Kennedy is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.
She received the honor for her work as a human rights advocate through the nonprofit she founded, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The organization continues RFK’s dream of world peace.
2020 - Collins English Dictionary reveals the word of the year is “Lockdown.”
Dream Kardashian - daughter of Rob - 6
Mackenzie Foy - actress, “Breaking Dawn - Part 2” - 22
Kiernan Shipka - actress, “Mad Men” - 23
Zoey Deutch - actress, “Beautiful Creatures” & “Dirty Grandpa” - 28
Peyton Royce - wrestler - 30
Taron Egerton - actor, “Rocketman” & “Eddie the Eagle” - 33
Josh Peck - actor, “The Amanda Show” & “Drake & Josh” - 36
Miranda Lambert - country singer - 39
Heather Matarazzo - actress, “The Princess Diaries” - 40
Ryback - wrestler - 41
Corey Gamble - boyfriend of Kris Jenner - 42
Diplo - DJ - 44
Warren G - rapper - 52
Ellen Pompeo - actress, “Grey’s Anatomy” - 53
Tracey Morgan - actor, “30 Rock” & “SNL” - 54
Mike McCarthy - NFL coach - 59
Mackenzie Phillips - actress, “One Day at a Time” - 63
Born On This Date
Brittany Murphy - actress, “Clueless” & “Uptown Girls” - 1977 (d. 2009)
Martin Luther - religious leader - 1483 (d. 1546)
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