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Stan Lee, Legendary Co-Creator Of Marvel Comics, Dies At Age 95

Stan Lee, a legend who created many of the popular Marvel characters, has died at age 95. Lee died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was born Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, in New York City. Lee got a job at Timely Comics as an assistant at age 17, and was with the company for near six decades before Timely Comics became Atlas Comics and then Marvel Comics. Lee created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters. Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in 2017.  ...Read more

Lewis Hamilton Wins Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix

Britain’s five-time world Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. It was Hamilton’s fifth consecutive constructors’ title, and the second-to-last race of the 2018 F1 season. Hamilton had clinched his fifth F1 drivers’ title two weeks ago at the Mexican GP,  and on Saturday took the 10th pole position of the season on the grid. The 33-year-old Hamilton earned his 72nd F1 victory with Sunday’s win, coming in with a winning time of 1:27:09.066, 1.469 — seconds ahead of the Netherlands’ Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and 4.764 seconds ahead of Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) . The win put Mercedes 67 points ahead of Ferrari, at 620 to 553. ...Read more

Louisville Fires Head Coach Bobby Petrino After 2-8 Season

Louisville fired head coach Bobby Petrino, the school announced Sunday morning. Petrino, 57, was dismissed in the middle of his fifth season of his second stint with the Cardinals, this coming after the team has had a string of 7 losses, including those against Clemson and Syracuse. Louisville recorded its lone victories against Indiana State and Western Kentucky and is winless (0-7) in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cardinals have been outscored 291-125 over its last five match-ups. Petrino is owed a $14.1 million buyout by the university that will be paid out over the next few years. He is 119-56 in his career with Louisville, Arkansas and Western Kentucky. ...Read more

The 2018 E! People’s Choice Awards: Full List Of Winners

The 44th Annual People’s Choice Awards — now called the E! People’s Choice Awards– made it’s debut on the E! channel on Sunday night, taking place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The evening’s big winner was the Marvel Cinematic Universe as “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” earned a total of five awards, including the year’s biggest movie (“Avengers”) as well as top action stars (Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira, respectively, for “Black Panther”). In addition, Melissa McCarthy was awarded the “People’s Icon of 2018” and Victoria Beckham won “Fashion Icon” award, ahead of the show. ...Read more

Florida Counties Begin Recounting Ballots After Conflicts Arise Follwing The Florida Election Races

Miami-Dade County elections officials say they’ve started recounting ballots from Tuesday’s election, and officials from the county’s elections office confirmed Saturday evening that they’ve started a machine recount. Considering there were some 800,000 ballots cast, and official will need to load paper ballots into scanning machines, the results of the recount could take days. The unofficial results show that Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis led Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by less than 0.5 percentage points, which will require a machine recount of ballots. In the Senate race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is less than 0.25 percentage points, which will require a hand recount of ballots from tabulation machines that couldn’t determine which candidate got the vote.  ...Read more

Florida Begins Recounting Ballots After Conflict Arises Following Midterms

Miami-Dade County elections officials say they’ve started recounting ballots from Tuesday’s election, and officials from the county’s elections office confirmed Saturday evening that they’ve started a machine recount. Considering there were some 800,000 ballots cast, and official will need to load paper ballots into scanning machines, the results of the recount could take days. The unofficial results show that Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis led Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by less than 0.5 percentage points, which will require a machine recount of ballots. In the Senate race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is less than 0.25 percentage points, which will require a hand recount of ballots from tabulation machines that couldn’t determine which candidate got the vote.  ...Read more

25 Confirmed Dead And Over 7,000 Structures Burned As California Fires Rage On

Massive wildfires raging in Northern and Southern California have killed at least 25 people and destroyed thousands of homes as firefighters deal with heavy winds.  According to officials, the largest and deadliest of the infernos is the Camp Fire, which as of Sunday had burned 109,000 acres, leveled 6,453 homes and another 260 commercial structures in Northern California’s Butte County. At least 23 civilians have been killed in the Camp Fire, which began on Thursday and quickly swept through communities in the Sierra foothills, devastating the town of Paradise.  ...Read more

‘The Grinch’ Tops U.S. Box Office With $66M Opening Weekend

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” earned $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Last week’s top film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” dropped to second for 20th Century Fox with a $30.8 million weekend that brings its overall take to $100 million. “The Grinch,” with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, was widely expected to be No. 1 with few other major openings this weekend, but it surpassed projections that had it bringing in closer to $60 million. Paramount Pictures’ “Overlord” was third with $19 million. ...Read more

Actress Meg Ryan Announces Engagement To Musician John Mellencamp Via Instagram Post

Actress Meg Ryan confirmed her engagement to John Mellencamp on Thursday, November 8, just one day after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring.  The 56-year-old actress captioned a photo of an illustration of the twosome on Thursday via her Instagram with the statement “ENGAGED!” Ryan and Mellencamp, 67, were first linked in 2011, but called it quits in 2014. While the pair reconciled later that year, they split again in 2015, before reuniting for a third time in 2017.  Ryan was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid, with whom she shares 26-year-old son Jack, from 1991 to 2001. She later adopted a now 14-year-old daughter Daisy. Mellencamp has been married three times and has five children, including Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp.  ...Read more

Actress And Talk Show Host Tamera Mowry-Housley’s Niece Killed In Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting

Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, searched for information about their niece, Alaina Housley, after a mass shooting took place in Southern California on Wednesday night. Yesterday the couple announced through their representative that they learned she was among the victims. In a joint statement on Thursday, they said: “Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night’s shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks. Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner. We thank everyone for your prayers and ask for privacy at this time.” Alaina Housley, an 18-year-old Pepperdine freshman, was at Thousand Oaks’ Borderline Bar & Grill when a gunman opened fire in the early hours Thursday morning. Tracking on her iPhone and Apple Watch put her location on the dance floor as of Thursday morning while Adam Housley searched the hospital and crime scene for his niece. The gunman, who killed 12 people including the responding sheriff’s sergeant, also died in the incident, apparently taking his own life. The Real, the syndicated daytime talk show co-hosted by Mowry-Housley, aired a pre-taped episode on Thursday. ...Read more