Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has welcomed twin daughters with husband Chris Tyrell. The couple, who are already parents of daughter Eisele, 4, announced they were expecting twins via Instagram on August 18. Scott captioned an Instagram pic of knitted baby hats on Monday, January 29, with the statement “Our family is thankful and proud to announce the arrival of our precious baby girls. They were born in the early hours of January 29th, 2018 and we can’t wait to share more about them in the days to come,” “Thank you to everyone who prayed and prayed for these little ladies, and thank you Lord for healthy babies. #twins.”
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Terrorism was being eyed as a possible motive after a man in a black Honda targeted pedestrians Monday morning in Philadelphia, seriously injuring one person before being shot in the head by an off-duty cop, officials said. The driver, who wasn’t immediately identified, was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. The driver was initially in “extremely critical condition” after the incident and was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said at a news conference Monday evening that while initial reports said the driver attempted to hit multiple people with his car, police have been “unable to confirm that he was trying to strike several people.” Authorities said they were reviewing videos of the incident and looking for more witnesses for more information.
Andrew McCabe on Monday left his job as deputy director of the FBI after enduring withering attacks from President Trump and other Republicans. McCabe went on leave from the FBI on Monday, pending the effective date of his retirement in March, said two government officials familiar with the move. McCabe already had intended to retire this spring, and he has been a frequent target of criticism from President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, reports said that Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions pressured FBI Director Christopher Wray to push McCabe out, and a report in the Washington Post said that Trump, after firing former FBI director James B. Comey, asked McCabe how he voted in the 2016 election.
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Actress Nicole Eggert has accused her former “Charles in Charge” costar, Scott Baio, of molesting her when she was underage. Baio responded by accusing Eggert of making up claims about him. The controversy began over the weekend when Eggert, 46, called Baio a “creep” on Twitter, tweeting to another user to ask him “what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Another tweet from the “Baywatch” actress, which has since been deleted, alleged that Baio began behaving inappropriately when she was 14. Baio, 57, himself tweeted that Eggert’s allegations are “100% lies,” before elaborating in a 16-minute Facebook Live video on Saturday. Though he did concede to having sex with Eggert, it happened long after “Charles in Charge” went off the air and when she was an adult, Baio said.
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Omarosa Manigault, who left the White House at the tail end of last year, is set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house. Omarosa, memorable from her appearances on NBC’s The Apprentice and one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, joined the Trump administration as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. She officially left her post on Jan. 20. In late December, she exited the White House and rumors flew that she was fired by W.H. chief of staff John Kelly. The show will premiere on Feb. 7 and will run until Feb. 25. The first two-hour live eviction where one of the cast members will get voted out of the house will air on Feb. 9. Each cast member will be competing to make it to the end of the game and win the $250,000 grand prize.
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The Cleveland Indians’ jerseys will look a bit different starting in 2019, with the team removing the Chief Wahoo insignia. Major League Baseball announced the decision on Monday. The Indians will discontinue the use of the logo on their uniforms after the 2018 season. The mutual decision was made by the Indians and the league, according to a news release from Major League Baseball. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred called the logo “no longer appropriate.” The Indians opted to go back to the Block C as their primary mark on apparel before the 2014 season. Cleveland removed Chief Wahoo from their road cap in 2011 and from their home batting helmet in 2013.
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After weeks of rumors, Ronda Rousey made her debut in WWE after the women’s Royal Rumble on Sunday night. Rousey, who just last week denied having a deal in place with Vince McMahon’s wrestling company, surprised the Philadelphia crowd after Asuka won the women’s Royal Rumble. “This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt,” Rousey said. “When I first met with Triple H, I told him, ‘There are other things I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much.’”
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On the heels of her All American Made LP, which topped several critics’ year-end lists at the end of 2017, country artist Margo Price is gearing up her tour in 2018. Barely one week after launching her Nowhere Fast Tour, Price has added new dates to her springtime itinerary. Those shows, all taking place in April following a brief trip overseas to the U.K. in March, will include support from Blackfoot Gypsies and Aaron Lee Tasjan. Starting April 11th, Price will swing through the Upper Midwest, including two nights at Thalia Hall in Chicago and a visit to First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before heading to the East Coast for the remainder of the month.
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Netflix is gearing up to premiere a new hip-hop documentary series called Rapture. The show, revealed via an official YouTube announcement, will dig into the lives of various artists. The first season of Rapture is then set to center around the likes of Nas, Logic, T.I., 2 Chainz, Just Blaze, Rapsody, Dave East, G-Eazy, and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie. Eight episodes will be featured in the inaugural season. Rapture arrives on Netflix March 30.
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Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” will hit the road again in 2018 including newly confirmed shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles’ The Forum and Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre among others. The tour will feature Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb as special guests. Stapleton Fan Club pre-sales will begin Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00am local time. Public tickets for the newly announced concerts begin Friday, February 9 at 10:00am local time. The tour announcement follows an exciting weekend for Stapleton, who won Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) at Sunday night’s 60th GRAMMY Awards.
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