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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Nobody likes to get their vehicle repossessed, but a Florida man took things a bit too far when he saw his truck being hauled away. Police arrested Yohanys Lopez last week after he jumped in his Ford F-250 after it had been hooked up to a tow truck. The police report said Lopez was behind on ...

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Deadline Hollywood reports: “I was flying a kite and it got caught on a nanny,” says one of the little Banks children, offering as good an explanation as any for the arrival of the ultimate child-minder in this new trailer for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Emily Blunt in the title role, the musical, floating ...

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Billboard Magazine reports: Paul McCartney is aiming for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in 36 years, as industry forecasters expect his latest effort, Egypt Station, could enter atop next week’s list. If Egypt Station arrives at No. 1, it would mark McCartney’s first debut at No. 1 ever, and his first No. 1 since Tug ...

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The Tampa Bay Times reports: Hillsborough County deputies are searching for a Florida man who is accused of walking into the Lazy Days RV store in Seffner, writing a worthless check for $246,445, then driving away in his newly purchased Winnebago motor home. After Lazy Days tried and failed to cash the worthless check, which was written June 26, deputies ...

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The Asheville Citizen-Times reports: It doesn’t get more Murica than this. Lane Pittman, who you’ve probably seen half-naked, holding a U.S. flag in the wind before, because … the internet, has done it again. The Florida man headed to Myrtle Beach after a GoFundMe campaign to pay for his gas and coffee on the way to the storm. “The Cane ...

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Billboard Magazine reports: RuPaul’s Drag Race has seen its share of big-name guest stars. In its last two seasons alone, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera stepped in for diva-size premiere episodes. So could Cher be next? It’s not out of the picture: “I think that’s probably going to be a surprise at some point,” the icon said in her new ...

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Billboard Magazine reports: Netflix has acquired Dumplin, a film about a plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen who adores Dolly Parton and her music. Adapted from the book by Julie Murphy, the film features collaborations and original music from Parton. The book references Parton throughout, including the opening lines that state that the best moments in the protagonist’s ...

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The Associated Press reports: A Florida man needed a ride home when he was released from the hospital. So police say he stole an ambulance. But the ambulance had a GPS tracking device, so it was easily found on Sunday. Now 25-year-old Michael Paul is staying at the Broward County Jail, charged with grand theft and driving without a valid ...

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The New York Post reports: Meet Fire Alarm Rat. Surveillance footage captured the moment a pesky rodent pulled the fire alarm at a Washington, DC, condominium building, triggering an evacuation. The video, published by NBC Washington, shows the large rat climbing up a bar and then leaping onto the fire alarm on the wall and using its weight to pull ...

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Playbill reports: The ghost with the most found a Broadway host. The stage musical adaptation of Beetlejuice, set to make its world premiere in Washington, D.C., this fall, will arrive on Broadway in spring 2019. Performances will begin in March at the Winter Garden Theatre prior to an April official opening; exact dates will be announced later. The Winter Garden ...

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Billboard Magazine reports: Pop icon Cher has announced the dates for her first tour in five years, the Here We Go Again Tour. Following the recent global success and rave reviews for Cher’s role in the Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, the multi-award winning singer, actress and show-stopping performer officially announced that she would be going on tour ...

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The Takeout reports: Move over Hemingway, because we’ve mastered the short story form in a 14-word headline. Read it again: Naked, drunk, high, Florida man tries baking cookies on George Foreman Grill, starts fire. Retire the trophy, O. Henry Awards, for The Takeout has swept the 2018 contest. Want more juicy details? There are many. According to the Northwest Florida ...

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The Independent reports: A historic algae bloom in Florida has caused environmental destruction — and seriously hindered a Florida man’s attempt to escape from police. Abraham Duarte was allegedly attempting to run from police officers after being caught speeding, when he made a last ditch effort to lose them by diving into a canal. The wild move might have worked ...

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Playbill reports: 20th Century Fox will conduct an open dance call September 11 to find ensemblists to play Sharks and Jets in the upcoming movie musical West Side Story. Directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted by Tony Kushner, the project is a remake of the 1961 film based on the 1957 Broadway musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music ...

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Variety reports: “A Star Is Born” is that thing we always yearn for but so rarely get to see: a transcendent Hollywood movie. It’s the fourth remake of a story that dates back to 1932, but this one has a look and vibe all its own — rapturous and swooning, but also delicate and intimate and luminous.  It’s set in ...

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Pink News reports: Carrie Underwood has released a new track from the upcoming album Cry Pretty and it’s been hailed as an anthem for the LGBT+ community. The song is titled “Love Wins,” the slogan that was strongly associated with the 2015 Supreme Court decisio legalizing same-sex marriage in the US and that it has since been used to celebrate ...

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Billboard Magazine reports: Universal has sunk its claws into a release date for Cats. The movie version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will hit Dec. 20, 2019, opening on a date that was previously occupied by another movie musical, Wicked. The studio says that the Wizard of Oz re-telling will be re-dated soon. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden ...

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Never change, Florida Man. Fox News reports: A Florida man was arrested after allegedly gave his girlfriend a “wet willy” while he was belligerent, an affidavit says. A local sheriff’s deputy was called to the home of 47-year-old Joseph Sireci in mid-August. The man’s girlfriend claimed that she found Sireci drunk on the living room floor after she returned home ...

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This time Florida Couple makes an appearance: A Florida couple was arrested last week after they were caught allegedly selling drugs out of a drive-thru window they constructed out of the side of their mobile home. William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs of Ocala, Florida, were arrested on August 23 after investigators raided their mobile home following reports of four ...

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Playbill reports: The Broadway production of King Kong has just released a new music video featuring Christiani Pitts, who stars as Ann Darrow in the new musical that begins previews October 5 at the Broadway Theatre.  Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) with a score by Marius de Vries (La La Land and Moulin Rouge) and ...

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