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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Miami Herald reports: Wherever Florida Man goes, something wacky follows. According to the East St. Louis Police Department, Dave Toliver carried an old toilet to a Board of Education building in Illinois and threw it through the front glass of the building on Feb. 15. When officers found him shortly after he had run off, they found the 36-year-old …

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Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad is charged with attempted murder after shooting at a Pasco County SWAT team Thursday morning. “I used to be up in the DC area. They had Marion Barry up there. This is Port Richey’s version. An individual that you wouldn’t believe should be in office and this is what happened,” said …

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Forbes reports: No matter what Billboard chart you look at this week, it seems like Ariana Grande is not only ruling, but she’s making history in the process. On the Hot 100, the listing that ranks the most popular songs in the U.S. every week, the pop singer is enjoying perhaps the best frame of her career, and in one …

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Via press release: Dido has released the beautifully shot video for her stunning new single ‘Give You Up’. Shot in both Paris and London, the video is directed by Sophie Muller (Björk, Beyoncé, Radiohead, Blur) and perfectly encapsulates the pain of heartbreak. ‘Still On My Mind’ is Dido’s 5th studio album and was written and recorded in England, a result …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Veep’s Selina Meyer has a special Presidents Day message to America, though maybe she just means “real Americans,” and she certainly hasn’t figured out just who that would be. In a new trailer for the seventh and final season of HBO’s Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Selina manages to insult her fellow Americans – “the entire country is getting …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Kacey Musgraves showed some love to the newly crowned winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 at her Los Angeles concert Friday night (Feb. 15). During her performance of the disco-country tune “High Horse,” Musgraves brought out both Monét X Change and Trinity the Tuck, who sported their sparkling crowns and scepters while dancing alongside the …

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TV Insider reports: Olivia Newton-John is one of pop culture’s most beloved stars. Fans fell in love with her when she released her hit single “Have You Never Been Mellow” in 1975. She became an even bigger sensation after being cast as Sandy opposite John Travolta’s Danny in the 1978 film Grease, one of the most successful movies of all …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix fame have released the lastest music video from their side project Superfruit. The musical duo enlisted Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon to star in a video for their cover of When in Rome’s “The Promise.” The video opens with Grassi and Hoying sitting on the bleachers outside an ice-skating rink, …

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Billboard Magazine reports: The U.S. Copyright Office is skeptical about Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro’s ownership claim over the signature “Carlton Dance,” which became famous after a 1991 episode of the Will Smith series. In correspondence last month that was surfaced on Wednesday in California federal court, Saskia Florence, a supervisory registration specialist in the Office’s Performing Arts …

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Playbill reports: Ben Platt released the music video for the second track on his debut solo album, Sing To Me Instead, February 13. The new video, directed by Nick Lieberman, stars Platt alongside Charlie Carver (The Boys in the Band). He created the title role in Dear Evan Hansen from early readings through the out-of-town tryout at Arena Stage in …

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Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man was arrested Monday after deputies said he recorded himself having sex with his dog. Christian Steward Oscar Nichols, 21, was arrested on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty after Pinellas County detectives obtained videos of the man having sex with a Siberian husky. Deputies said the video obtained by detectives showed Nichols assaulting …

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Tampa’s Fox affiliate reports: Just a few hours after a Florida man stole weapons, he posted photos of the items on social media, deputies said. Pasco County deputies said the theft occurred on February 4. Investigators said 23-year-old Steven Jeffcott smashed the back door of the victim’s home to enter. Once inside, he stole a Sieko watch, a shot gun, …

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Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida woman’s offbeat maternity photo has gone viral after she and her husband posed with a baby alligator. To make the image even more meme-worthy, the Tampa couple added a Florida state flag, a shotgun and a case of Bud Light to the mix. “I wanted a picture different than your run-of-the-mill maternity photos of …

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Playbill reports: Brooks Ashmanskas, who plays Broadway actor Barry in The Prom, is featured in the new music video for “Barry Is Going to Prom,” a song from the musical at the Longacre Theatre. The cast recording for The Prom, which also features Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Tony winner Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Angie Schworer, Josh Lamon, and Michael Potts, …

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Billboard Magazine reports: HBO isn’t backing down on its Michael Jackson doc, Leaving Neverland. Amid an unsubstantiated report that the network might not air the controversial doc due to threats from Jackson’s estate lawyer Howard Weitzman, HBO has set a premiere date for the film. The first part of the four hour film will air on Sunday, March 3, with …

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NBC News reports: The city commissioner of small beach town in Florida resigned this week after being censured amid complaints she allegedly licked her male co-workers’ faces and groped them during meetings and events. Nancy Oakley, who served as the Madeira Beach City Commissioner from 2007 to 2019, submitted her letter of resignation on Tuesday. Madeira Beach City Manager Shane …

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Tampa’s NBC affiliate reports: A Florida man who danced through his field sobriety tests after being found sleeping in his running truck is facing a DUI charge. Once Larson was out of the truck, deputies asked him to perform field sobriety tests. Body camera footage shows Larson lose his balance and start dancing during the “walk and turn” test. A …

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Playbill reports: Tony nominee Adrienne Warren is officially set to return to Broadway this fall in Tina—The Tina Turner Musical. She’ll reprise her star turn as the title rock legend, a role she originated and continues to play in London’s West End through April 13. Official dates and venue for the New York bow—as well as further casting—will be announced …

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Rolling Stone reports: In a touching, funny and inspirational conversation with CBS Sunday Morning’s Tracy Smith, Linda Ronstadt opened up about her battle with Parkinson’s, the disease that robbed fans of Ronstadt’s remarkable singing voice. From the classic rock hits “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave” and “You’re No Good,” to the acoustic country of “Telling Me Lies” and “To …

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Billboard Magazine reports: This year’s Super Bowl ads are designed to entertain and go down easy, as Stella Artois brings back Carrie Bradshaw and “The Dude” and the Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper remix the 1990s classic “I Want It That Way” for Doritos. With ads costing more than $5 million for 30 seconds of media time, advertisers are …

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