The Australian actor showed off just how fabulous his first Christmas as a single man was.
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New Orleans-based sports reporter Carley McCord was among the five people killed on Saturday when a small plane crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Associated Press reported.McCord — who covered the New Orleans Pelicans and the New Orleans Saints and freelanced as a sideline reporter for a number of networks, including ESPN and WDSU — was on her way to Atlanta for the Peach Bowl game between Louisiana State University and University of Oklahoma when the plane went down shortly after takeoff.KATC TV3 reported that the Lafayette Fire Department identified McCord as a victim, and her husband, Steven Ensminger Jr. confirmed her death to the AP.Also Read: Lee Mendelson, Producer of 'Peanuts' and 'Garfield' TV Specials, Dies at 86McCord’s father-in-law, Steve Ensminger, is the offensive coordinator for LSU. Before the start of Saturday’s game, he took the field in tears with members of the team and watched them warm-up.“We are devastated by the loss of such an amazing talent and valued member of our WDSU family,” WDSU president and general manager Joel Vilmenay said in a statement. “Carley’s passion for sports journalism and her deep knowledge of Louisiana sports, from high school to the professional ranks, made her an exceptional journalist. As we reflect on her impressive body of work, we offer our deepest condolences to her family.”Kevin Jackson witnessed the crash and told KLFY-TV he heard a “massive explosion” and saw a “big old ball of flame” when the plane crashed.Read original story Carley McCord, New Orleans-Based Sports Reporter, Dies in Plane Crash at 30 At TheWrap
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Before John Mulaney made a career for himself as a comedian, he was a temp at Comedy Central and had the awkward task of interrupting an important meeting to tell network executives that its biggest star at the time, Dave Chappelle, “is gone.”While promoting his new Netflix special “John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch” on Sirius XM’s “Netflix Is a Joke,” Mulaney said that part of his job description as a temp at CC at the time involved manning the phones. He was put to the test when the call came in that Chappelle had abandoned production on “The Chappelle Show” and ran off to Africa.“They were like, ‘You have to interrupt the meeting and tell them,'” Mulaney remembered. “I was like, ‘OK!’ I went in and was like, ‘So … Dave Chappelle’s gone.'”Also Read: John Mulaney Says It's Time for 'Perverted Garnish' Mistletoe to 'Be MeToo-ed' (Video)After some convincing that Chappelle was really gone and not simply late, executives turned their focus to securing whatever footage had already been shot for the show’s third season.“They were going to put me on a plane that day and send me to L.A. to get the physical tapes — so they couldn’t be destroyed — and fly back to New York with them,” Mulaney said. “And that was interesting, but it felt like a hindrance to being a comedian.”So Mulaney quit that job, moving on — not decamping to another hemisphere, but freelancing as a copywriter while pursuing a career as a stand-up.“John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch” is currently streaming on Netflix.Read original story John Mulaney Broke the News to Comedy Central Execs That Dave Chappelle Abandoned His Show At TheWrap
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Jack Burns, an accomplished dancer, was found dead at home in Greenock, Inverclyde, on December 1.
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Authorities continue their search for a 20-year-old Oregon woman who went missing after going on a hike with her boyfriend.
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Her response was classic.