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On Sunday, attorneys for California professor Christine Blasey Ford said she has agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday morning about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. This news comes after a week of developments that cast doubt on the Senate’s confirmation of Kavanaugh, once considered a safe bet. Ford has said that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party 36 years ago. Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, has denied the allegations and said he would be willing to testify. “Despite actual threats to her safety and her life, Dr. Ford believes it is important for senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her,” said the statement from her attorneys Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich. The hearing is set for 10 a.m. on Thursday.
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Jane Fonda in Five Acts, a documentary premiering this month on HBO, explores the complicated and fascinating life of one of America’s most famous celebrities. “There’s a whole segment of the population who only knows her from the workout tape or who only knows her [as] Hanoi Jane, or who only knows her from Grace and Frankie,” Jane Fonda in Five Acts’s director, Susan Lacy said in an interview. “I would say that this is a woman who has led the way for six decades or more as a great actress, a great activist, [and] an extraordinary beacon for feminism…That’s why it’s called Jane Fonda in Five Acts. Because there’s so many different parts to Jane.” “Jane Fonda in Five Acts ” will receive a brief theatrical opening ahead of its Sept. 24 premiere on HBO and its streaming platforms.
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NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” announced Friday that comedienne Ego Nwodim will join the cast of late-night show when Season 44 kicks off later this month. Nwodim made a name for herself at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in Los Angeles and has appeared in roles in several film and TV projects, including “Law & Order True Crime” and “2 Broke Girls.” SNL has also added four new writers to the mix: Alan Linic, Alison Gates, Eli Mandel and Bowen Yang. Nwodim will make her debut on “SNL’s” season premiere on September 29, which Adam Driver is set to host along with Kanye West as the musical guest.
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Kane Brown just released his heartwarming video for the new song, “Homesick.” Homesick is featured on his upcoming album, Experiment, due out on November 9th. Kane dedicated his new video to “the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.” The video features footage of servicemen and women reuniting with their families after deployment. Kane penned the tune with Brock Berryhill, Matthew McGinn and Taylor Phillips. When pre-ordering Kane’s new album, “Homesick” and “Lose It” are included as instant-grat tracks. Watch Kane’s new video for “Homesick” in the link below!
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Eric Church will be back on the road in 2019 for his 37-date Double Down Tour, kicking off on Jan. 18 in Omaha. The tour will make multiple stops in 18 cities, including Boston, Toronto, Dallas, Denver, L.A., Detroit and more. On May 25, Eric will visit Nashville for a one-night show at Nissan Stadium. Eric’s fan club can purchase tickets during the fan club pre-sale beginning on Oct. 1. The general public pre-sale begins on Oct. 3. General public tickets go on sale beginning Oct. 5, the same day Eric’s new album, Desperate Man, will be released.
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Just a few months after releasing the International Artist project, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has given fans new music this past weekend. A Boogie returns with a four-song offering titled B4 #HoodieSZN, showcasing different styles. A Boogie’s latest work features production by Zaytoven, JAMZ, Nahum and Smallz. Frequent collaborator Don Q makes the lone guest appearance on the EP. Check out A Boogie’s B4 #HoodieSZN stream, cover art and tracklist below.
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Drake’s Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour with Migos has been plagued by postponements, with the latest shows affected being scheduled stops in Miami. Drake wrote on Instagram: “I just wanted to say how sorry I am about these two Miami shows; I got so ill so fast and I had never experienced anything like that in my life. Unlike other show cancellations or date adjustments due to production issues this one fell on me and I just want to apologize because I hate letting down anyone who come to share these moments with us.” He added, “Thank you to the two doctors and nurse that helped me with round the clock care. Miami deserves 100 percent and I promise that experience when we return. Thank you god for allowing me to recover and continue on we go!” The Miami concerts were originally supposed to take place on September 21 and 22, but have now been rescheduled for November 13 and 14. Tickets for the September 21 date will be honored on November 13 and September 22 tickets are good for November 14.
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The Atlanta Braves clinched their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Atlanta makes its first postseason appearance since 2013 on Oct. 4 in the NL Division Series. The Braves won their 18th division title, tying the New York Yankees for the most in the majors since division play began in 1969. Meanwhile, Aaron Hicks of the NY Yankees doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning off Paul Fry (0-2), and New York clinched an AL wild card spot. The Yankees will play the wild-card game on October 3rd, most likely against Oakland. The Yankees remained 1½ games ahead of the Athletics for home-field advantage are are 53-27 at home this season.
Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a five-year, $190 million super-maximum extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves.Towns hasn’t missed a game in his three seasons in the league, and averaged 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in the 2017-18 season. In a statement, Towns said, “On June 25, 2015, I was drafted to and committed to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On September 22, 2018, I made a recommitment to the Wolves and have the same feelings of excitement that I felt back in 2015.” Towns was the number 1 overall pick out of Kentucky, and he earned the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year award. He led the Wolves to their first Western Conference playoffs in 13 seasons this past year, as well as making the Western Conference All-Stars.
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