“How I Met Your Mother” ratings up ahead of finale

NBC dominated Monday’s ratings race in key demos, winning five of six half-hours among adults 18-49 behind “The Voice” and “The Blacklist” – the latter of which had its second best score since late fall despite a lower lead-in from the music competition.
Kicking off the night – CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” prepped for next week’s series finale by edging out “The Voice” in young adults. ABC won in total viewers behind “Dancing With the Stars,” the night’s most-watched program overall.

"How I Met Your Mother" ratings up ahead of finale

“How I Met Your Mother”.

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Gwar founder and singer Dave Brockie dies at 50

Dave Brockie, who as “Oderus Urungus” fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-blood-soaked stage shows for more than three decades, has died. He was 50.
Officers were called to Brockie’s home Sunday evening and found the singer dead inside the home – Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh said Monday. Detectives don’t suspect foul play at this time, and the medical examiner’s office will determine cause of death, Waugh said.
The band founded in 1984 is known for its comically grotesque costumes, stage antics and vulgar lyrics. GWAR was nominated for a Grammy Award for best long-form music video in 1993 for “Phallus in Wonderland” but lost to “Diva” by Annie Lennox. It also was nominated for best metal performance for “S.F.W.” in 1996 but lost to “Happiness In Slavery” by Nine Inch Nails.

Gwar founder and singer Dave Brockie dies at 50

Dave Brockie.

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Courtney Love found the missing flight MH370

Hole lead singer Courtney Love wrote yesterday that she thought she may have found the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in satellite images posted online, although the company behind the crowdsourced effort had already identified the image as a boat.
Love (the widow of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain) posted her findings on Twitter and Facebook, marking the areas she thought significant with hand-written notes.

Courtney Love found the missing flight MH370

Courtney Love found the missing flight.

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Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” debut

Jimmy Fallon (the new host of the “Tonight” show) introduced himself to viewers on Monday like a freshly licensed doctor taking over a retiring gerontologist’s practice.
Mister Fallon didn’t smirk or make sarcastic asides. He gently and earnestly explained that he is 39, lives in New York City, and has a wife and a new baby. He pointed out his parents in the studio audience and also how the monologue works. He choked up a little when talking about the “Tonight” show legacy. “I just want to do the best I can” – he said. “And take care of the show for a while.”

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" debut

Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show”.

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Sochi Olympics and Google Doodle

Thursday’s Google Doodle is a not-so-subtle pre-Olympics shot at Russia’s less-than-stellar record on gay rights. The doodle (which is also featured on Google’s .ru Russia address) features a series of winter athletes set in rainbow colors, with a pointed quote from the Olympic Charter below Google’s search bar. Clicking the doodle itself also points users to the Olympic Charter.

Sochi Olympics and Google Doodle

Sochi Olympics.

 

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WWE star Mae Young dead at 90

Hall of Fame professional wrestler Mae Young has died, WWE confirmed Tuesday. She was 90.
Young was reportedly hospitalized on December 31, then moved to hospice care. Her death had been erroneously reported in the days after, and WWE did not give a cause of death.
Born Johnnie Mae Young in Oklahoma in 1923, Young began her professional wrestling career in the 1940′s and remained active into late last year, making her the only wrestler to believed to have competed in eight different decades. In a statement, WWE called Young the “oldest living squared circle personality.”

Mae Young.

Mae Young.

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Chris Christie re-elected as governor in NJ

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie easily won re-election Tuesday over Democrat Barbara Buono, launching the GOP star to another term in a deep-blue state and solidifying his status as a top-tier 2016 presidential candidate.
In a victory speech brimming with the cadence and optimistic rhetoric of a future presidential stump speech, Christie celebrated his “big, big win” and suggested that his administration’s message of inclusion could offer lessons to the federal government.
“I know that if we can do this in Trenton, N.J., maybe the folks in Washington, D.C., should tune in their TVs right now and see how it’s done” – he said to an eruption of cheers from supporters.

Chris Christie re-elected as governor in NJ

Chris Christie.

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Aaron Rodgers hurt with shoulder injury

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears with a left shoulder injury.
On the Packers’ first drive of the game, Rodgers had led Green Bay into the red zone. On third down – Rodgers scrambled to his right when Shea McClellin caught him from behind and dragged him down. Rodgers landed hard on his left shoulder. He was taken to the locker room for X-rays.

Aaron Rodgers hurt with shoulder injury

Aaron Rodgers.

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Miami Dolphins and overtime win over Bengals

The season is alive. Ryan Tannehill, a play-making defense and Caleb Sturgis are to thank.
In short, everything that was needed to win.
The Dolphins again blew a two-touchdown lead, but this time rallied late to stun the Bengals 22:20 in a Halloween treat for Dolphins fans.
The game-winning play: Cameron Wake’s safety sack of Andy Dalton on third down in overtime. It was just the third time in history that an overtime game has been decided by a safety.
That four-game losing streak? History. Those internal issues? Quieted for at least the next 11 days.
On third-and-long in overtime, Wake blew past the offensive line and planted Dalton. It was Wake’s third sack of the game and one of the biggest of his career.
“The margin for error is this small” – Wake said, squeezing his fingers together. “You’ve got to find a way to win. On the play, it was one of those situations where you had to give it all you got. Push the pedal to the metal and let the engine run out.”

Miami Dolphins and overtime win over Bengals

Miami Dolphins.

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Kerry Washington pregnant from Nnamdi Asomugha

Actress Kerry Washington and 49er cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha sure know how to keep a secret.
First, they secretly married in June. Now comes news that Washington (the 36-year-old star of “Scandal”) is about four months pregnant.
A friend of Washington’s reportedly revealed to Us Weekly that Washington and Asomugha are expecting their first child, due sometime in early spring.
The couple reportedly began dating in summer 2012 and privately married in Hailey, Idaho, on June 24. Washington was engaged previously to actor David Moscow. It was that latter relationship that has Washington avoiding publicly discussing her marriage, impending motherhood and personal life in general.

Kerry Washington pregnant from Nnamdi Asomugha

Kerry Washington.

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