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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: In the offices of MSNBC, Rachel Maddow is known for the meticulous preparation she puts into the network’s signature primetime program, “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Somehow, she has found time to take on two other projects that don’t have much to do with her daily showcase. At the end of October, Maddow and MSNBC launched “Bag Man,” the …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard reports: Nielsen Music released its 2018 Music 360 Report focusing on the live music business this morning (Nov. 16), which shows that 52 percent of the U.S. population attends some sort of live music event each year. Within the category of those who attend live events, 68 percent attended a concert, 66 percent a free outdoor community event involving …

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Tallahassee’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man who was caught on camera allegedly putting a white bodily fluid into a co-worker’s water is facing new felony charges for poisoning. Robert Tyson, 62, is now charged with two counts of poisoning water with intent to kill or injure. He was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Tuesday and freed …

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USA Today reports: Monopoly for Millennials — the recently released version of the classic board game — centers around the often-mocked generation of people born between 1981 and 1996. The cover features Monopoly icon Rich Uncle Pennybags with a cup of coffee, earbuds and a medal labeled “participation.” The tagline on the cover reads: “Forget real estate. You can’t afford …

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The Tampa Bay Times reports: A St. Petersburg police officer was investigating a Nov. 6 break-in at The Chattaway restaurant, reviewing surveillance video that shows the burglar devouring a plate of chicken wings and enjoying a beer inside the kitchen. But then the officer stumbled across another incident from the night before. The video shows a man riding his bike …

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The New York Post reports: A “devastated” Miley Cyrus said Monday that her multimillion-dollar Malibu home has been reduced to cinders in the deadly California blazes. “Completely [devastated] by the fires affecting my community,” the 25-year-old pop star tweeted. “My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong.” The singer was able to escape …

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The Huffington Post reports: The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix and Warner Bros. Entertainment for $150 million for using what temple leaders claim is their “copyrighted” goat-headed statue in a new series. The suit argues that the temple’s unique version of Baphomet appeared in “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” a reboot of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” that stars Kiernan Shipka …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Singer-songwriter-producer Robin Thicke has lost his house in Malibu and has evacuated. His family is reported safe. He has been documenting his ordeal on Instagram. Actor Martin Sheen has been found safe. Martin Sheen was among the hundreds evacuated to the Zuma Beach area after the California wildfires mushroomed near his home. A reporter for the local …

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The Orlando Sentinel reports: And so an alligator walks into a Walmart in Florida. It’s not a stand-up comedy shtick. Only another Florida Man story, with a slice of Animal Planet. Credit goes to Michael Connor, who arrived on the scene to escort the unwanted shopper out the door. The gator was captured in good health and relocated to a …

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The Naples Daily News reports: With bite marks to prove it, a Florida man caught a whopper of a Burmese python Monday night in Miami-Dade County. Kyle Penniston nabbed the new record for a python caught through the South Florida Water Management District’s Python Elimination Program after snagging the 120-pound snake measuring 17 feet, 5 inches. Penniston’s hands were swollen …

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USA Today reports: A Florida man who allegedly broke into an alligator farm and jumped into a pool of crocodiles was found Tuesday morning bloody and crawling through a woman’s yard, local authorities say. At around 7:45 p.m. EST, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said a man broke into the property and then jumped into a pool full of …

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Midterms Open Thread: Share Your Voting Experience

New York state unfortunately is one of only 13 states without early voting so I arrived at my polling place at 6:30AM today to find the longest line I’ve seen since 2008. For a midterms election. Use this post today to let us know your own voting experience and alert us to any issues you may have encountered. It’s going …

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Slate reports: Rihanna joins a long list of musicians who have protested Trump’s use of their music, including Neil Young, R.E.M., and Queen, but she has an advantage none of her predecessors could claim: She is not just a pop star and cosmetics mogul, she’s also the Barbadan ambassador at-large. So this isn’t just a dispute over music rights, but …

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Entertainment Weekly reports: Ariana Grande has known heartbreak, but she must have at least a few more tears left to cry, because she’s ready for the next chapter. Hot on the heels of August’s Sweetener, Grande dropped a new single, “thank u, next,” which thanks her various former loves — including Mac Miller, who died tragically in September, and Pete …

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Slate reports: On The Daily Show, Desi Lydic reminded us of some real-life headlines from the Sunshine State: Florida Man Has Sex With Tree and Calls Himself Thor. Florida Man Disguised in Bull Costume Tries to Burn Down House With Spaghetti Sauce. Florida Man Bites Dog to Establish Dominance. Florida Man Practices Karate on Swans. You get the idea. So …

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Playbill reports: The new musical comedy The Prom began previews on Broadway October 23 at the Longacre Theatre, where it is set to open officially November 15. Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs the show, which features a book by his Aladdin collaborator, Chad Beguelin, and fellow Tony winner Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar, and lyrics by Beguelin. The musical …

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The Las Cruces Sun News reports: Charlie’s still a good dog. That’s what Sonny “Tex” Gilligan, 74, said days after Charlie — his 120-pound Rottweiler mix — accidentally shot him. Gilligan was in the driver’s seat of his parked pickup truck, along with the dog, when he was shot. “Charlie got his foot in the trigger of the gun and …

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ABC News reports: A Florida man is accused of throwing a sex toy onto the field during a nationally-televised Monday Night Football game in western New York. The Buffalo Bills hosted the New England Patriots at New Era Field in Orchard Park Monday night. At some point during the game, a sex toy was thrown onto the field. Authorities later …

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People Magazine reports: Beyoncé‘s Halloween costume is breaking the internet. The star, 37, channeled Toni Braxton circa 1993 for her Halloween costume this year, which she shared with her fans on Instagram. And to no one’s surprise, the Bey-Hive is having a freak-out. Queen Bey recreated Braxton’s self-titled album cover, Toni Braxton, by wearing a short pixie wig, a fitted …

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Billboard reports: Fox’s live rendition of Jonathan Larson’s beloved Rent now has a cast. Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live), singer Tinashe, Valentina (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Kiersey Clemons (Dope, The Flash feature), Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live), Jordan Fisher (Grease Live), Brennin Hunt (Walking With Herb) and Grammy winner Mario (Empire) will star in the Jan. 27 live musical, with …

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