<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSun, 23 Oct 2016 23:36:04 -0400Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:36:04 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Robin Williams' Family Gives Grants to Challenged Athletes]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:38:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Challenged-Athletes-Triathl.jpg Robin Williams' family attended the Challenged Athletes Foundation's Triathlon Challenge to present grants to three challenged athletes. NBC 7's Liberty Zabala reports.]]> <![CDATA[Obama Tweets Cubs Congrats]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:49:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obama+sox+GettyImages-102211309.png

Chicago Cubs fans are still in a state of gleeful delirium after the team advanced to the World Series on Saturday night, and even some Chicago White Sox fans were willing to offer congratulations to their North Side rivals.

Perhaps the most famous White Sox fan in America was one of those that congratulated the Cubs on getting to the World Series, as President Barack Obama offered his congratulations on Twitter Sunday morning:

President Obama isn’t the only famous White Sox fan to lend his support, as others like Chance the Rapper have also been adamant about supporting the Cubs during their current playoff run, which will continue on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

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<![CDATA[Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks Hosts, Lady Gaga Performs]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:41:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom-Hanks-SNL-Debate.jpg

With Halloween around the corner, it’s fitting that “Saturday Night Live” would open this week’s episode with something unsettling, like the latest presidential debate. Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump returned to go hair-to-head with Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton in this sendup, moderated by the night’s guest host, Tom Hanks, as Fox News’ Chris Wallace.

The unprecedented discourse in this election cycle, particularly from the GOP candidate, allows a mean-mugging Baldwin to draw laughs by simply repeating some of the real Trump’s words verbatim.

For instance, Trump dropped two new terms at the debate this week: “bad hombres” and “nasty woman,” the latter of which was directed specifically at Clinton. In the sketch, Baldwin pulls out a notecard to make sure he'd said everything he'd intended; one side of the card reads in large handwriting, "Nasty woman" and the other, "Bad hombres." 

And, as McKinnon illustrated by playing a self-congratulating, sometimes smug Clinton, Trump’s consistent choice to cross such lines of generally acceptable social conduct might give Clinton the feeling that she’s got the election on lock.

Baldwin’s Trump did point out, though, that he’s ahead in every poll (well, every poll that’s conducted at a Cracker Barrel restaurant), and that, anyway, the election system is rigged against him. The media are to blame for much of that, he said.

Hanks’ Wallace asked Trump how it is that the media are making him look bad.

“By taking everything I say, and everything I do, and putting it on television,” he replied.

When McKinnon’s Clinton was asked about Wikileaks and the emails from her private server, she masterfully dodged the question and pivoted right to Trump’s treatment of women.

“Nobody has more respect for women than I do,” Baldwin’s Trump said, at which point cameras panned out to the SNL audience to show everyone laughing, hard, at the claim, which real Trump has made on more than one occasion. As Michael Che said later on the Weekend Update segment, “Nobody has more respect for women than you do? What about other women? What about RuPaul?”

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The debate cold open ended with the Democratic candidate pledging to be a “stone-cold B” if elected, while Trump promoted the probably-not-real Nov. 9, 2016, launch of Trump TV.

Nine-time host Tom Hanks ("Inferno," “Sully”) performed a monologue in a cardigan as “America’s dad,” gently coaching the country through difficult times as one might an adolescent daughter or son (“Sure, China might be popular right now, but you, you are so dang creative!”) and lamely offering up cautionary advice (“You’ve got a lotta guns, kiddo — do you need all those guns?”) that will likely go unheeded.

Kenan Thompson hosted "Black Jeopardy!" in the episode’s first post-opening sketch. Cast members Sasheer Zamata and Leslie Jones took two of the contestant spots, while Hanks' character Doug, a stereotypical "blue collar" Trump supporter, took the third. Despite all low expectations, white contestant Doug performed competitively, impressing the host and other contestants with his distrust of the government and his appreciation for sturdily built females and Tyler Perry films. But just as everyone was feeling like maybe they weren’t so different from one another after all, it was time for Final Jeopardy. The category? “Lives That Matter.”

“Well, it was fun while it lasted, Doug,” Thompson said, closing out the sketch.

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As Saturday saw the 11th in a series of women come out to publicly accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, the Weekend Update segment went for the GOP candidate right away.

On Trump alleging that his women accusers are just looking for their "ten minutes of fame”: “He’s so cheap, he’s lowballing them on their minutes of fame.”

Mocking the GOP candidate’s seeming inability to keep from behaving like a reality show personality: “‘I’ll tell if you if I’m going to tear apart the fabric of our democracy…right after this break.”

Cast member Leslie Jones guested on Weekend Update, addressing cybersecurity in the wake of this week’s massive DDoS attacks on a DNS company in New Hampshire. Major sites from Twitter to Netflix to Soundcloud were all taken down Friday in a highly coordinated attack.

Jones was personally the victim of hackers earlier this year, and on Saturday’s show she called out trolls for sitting behind their screens rather than confronting people in real life. Also, she said, she’s not trying to hide anything, so why bother hacking her? “If you want to see Leslie Jones naked — just ask!” she said.

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Cecily Strong appeared as her “Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party” character, sloshing white wine and passionately mispronouncing hot takes on the election.

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Alec Baldwin joined Tom Hanks for a Sully-related sketch.

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Several other sketches were Halloween-themed, including one featuring Hanks debuting a character, David Pumpkins, who may or may not be the scariest Halloween character of all time.

Lady Gaga performed two songs from her new album “Joanne”: “A-Yo” and “Million Reasons.”

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<![CDATA[Miley Cyrus Campaigns for Clinton at College Dorm in Virginia]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:26:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Miley+Cyrus+GMU.jpg

She came in like a wrecking ball.

Singer and entertainer Miley Cyrus went door-knocking for Hillary Clinton at a George Mason University dorm Saturday afternoon.

Dressed in an “American flag” outfit that consisted of an oversize blue bow and a red-and-white striped skirt, Cyrus told students she agrees with Clinton’s views.

“Me and Hillary share equality for all. Everyone gets stuck on voting for her out of fear of what could be, but I would vote for her anyway,” she said. “Trump doesn’t understand how personal it is for women to be in control of their own health – access to checkups, birth control.”

She spoke about a recent trip home to Nashville that she described as a “wakeup call.”

“I saw one Hillary poster in a sea of terrifying Trump supporters and posters. This election has been super hateful, not only for the nominees themselves, but within our own community. When I post support for Hillary on Instagram, I can’t believe the hate that I get,” Cyrus said. “It seems like you’re just talking to different people that live on different planets.”

She added that “it’s not like I don’t understand the other side, because I grew up with a super conservative family.”

Many of the students told her they will be voting for Clinton, including Vashti Aveirls, who described meeting Cyrus as “surreal.”

“It was super cool. She’s beautiful and she’s a good person,” Aveirls said. “It’s nice to know that Hillary has people out here that actually care about her message, coming door to door, knocking on college student’s doors, so I felt really happy.”

GMU student Lauren Henry also met Cyrus.

“I’m pretty sure all of us are registered to vote already and are definitely planning on it, so having her there to hype us up and try to extend that excitement to other family members and community was really exciting,” Henry said.

Cyrus suggested to students that they convince their friends to vote on Election Day by making it a social event.

“You can go out to eat and celebrate afterward. Make a whole day out of it. It’s just fun to go. It’s important,” she said.

Cyrus’ visit caused a big stir on campus. Dozens of students camped out in the lobby of Piedmont Hall, the dorm where Cyrus was. The students told News4 they had been waiting for three hours to catch a glimpse of her. Outside the dorm, a long line of students sang “Wrecking Ball” as they waited, then cheered when they saw her in a window.

Donald Trump was in Virginia too this afternoon, holding a rally at Regent University.

Garren Shipley, the Virginia communications director for the Republican National Committee, said in an email, “Hillary Clinton has often said that this campaign is about role models. Miley Cyrus is campaigning for her today in Northern Virginia. Foam finger manufacturers could not be reached for comment."

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Cyrus wasn't the only star musician stumping for Clinton with college voters. 

Katy Perry also hit the dorms on Saturday. The "Roar" singer knocked on doors at UNLV in the hopes of convincing young Nevada voters to support Clinton. Her shirt read "Nasty Woman" in a reference to a comment Trump made against Clinton at the final presidential debate. 

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<![CDATA[These Days, Trump Not Finding 'SNL' Very Funny]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:28:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/SNL+Trump+Alec+Baldwin.png

"Saturday Night Live" writers could save some work this week by having Alec Baldwin, in pursed-lipped Donald Trump mode, read the presidential candidate's tweet declaring himself the victim of a "hit job" by the show.

At least that way, Trump's words might actually sound funny.

After last weekend's skit depicting him stalking Hillary Clinton during their second debate, the GOP standard bearer wrote, in part: "Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!"

The 7:14 a.m. Sunday missive suggested at least a few things: Trump, amid a punishing campaign over the future of the country, closely watches "SNL." Alec Baldwin, by seamlessly inhabiting the Trump persona, is getting under the candidate's skin.

Most significantly, Trump's tweet lumps satire into his growing, democracy-undermining claims that he's the victim of a plot to rob him of the presidency.

Trump, whose presidential run was initially viewed by some as a joke, now is tacitly leading a campaign against comedy – at least when the humor targets him.

One sign of a potentially larger backlash came Sunday when 200 audience members reportedly walked out of an Amy Schumer performance in Tampa after she cited Trump's response to the "SNL" sketch – and excoriated him as an "orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster."

The patrons, who paid hard-earned money to join the crowd at the Amalie Arena, exercised their right to leave, presumably either because the comedian bashed their preferred candidate or ruined their plans for some escapism.

Trump's reaction to "SNL" is both more absurd and troubling coming from a candidate determined to preemptively cast into doubt the results of an election polls suggest he's likely to lose.

His slamming of "SNL" also smacks of irony: He hosted the show last year, using the media that's supposedly among the forces colluding against him to boost his exposure, pre-primaries.

But the more he's in the public eye, the more Trump exposes himself in unflattering ways. The revelation of the 2005 "hot-mic" tape in which the then-star of "The Apprentice" cites his celebrity as carte blanche to accost women spurred not only widespread condemnation but provided fresh comic fodder for outlets from "Family Guy" (which incorporated excepts into its latest episode) to "SNL."

As Trump well knows, the NBC late-night comedy show began setting its sights on presidents and presidential wannabes with the 1976 Ford-Carter race. President Gerald Ford and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, probably the two most scathingly lampooned U.S. political figures in "SNL" history, pre-Trump, had enough of a sense of humor to make cameos (Ford in a taped shot) during their respective campaigns.

Trump likely won't be making a return appearance before Election Day. We'll have to make do with Baldwin, who is expected to take the Studio 8H stage Saturday, likely to parody the third and final debate and the rest of the week in Trump World.

Many will be watching – including, perhaps, Donald Trump, who wants voters to take him seriously, but can't take a joke.

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[NBA to Offer Virtual Reality Broadcast]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:50:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nextvr.jpg

The NBA wants to bring fans closer to the action. The league announced Thursday that one game each week would broadcasted in virtual reality.

This makes the NBA the first professional sports league to offer this option, working with NextVR to produce games in the regular season. In order to watch games in this format, fans will need a subscription to NBA League Pass and a Samsung VR headset.

The broadcasts will offer multiple camera angles, instant replays, graphics and commentators exclusive to VR.

This also points to the international following that the NBA has, NBA vice president of global media distribution Jeff Marsillo said to USA Today.

“We broadcast our games in over 210 countries now, and these are passionate fans,” he said. “But for most of them, they’re not able to attend a game in person, let alone sit courtside.”

The multiyear commitment deal with NextVR will change that.

A free trial of this experience is offered on Oct. 29 for the Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs game.

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<![CDATA[Model Katie May's Death Caused By Chiropractic Procedure]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:30:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/katiemayfeuerherd.jpg

Former "Playboy" model Katie May's death in February was caused by a chiropractic procedure to her neck, the Los Angeles County coroner's office told NBC News.

May died on Feb. 4 due to a "manipulation of the neck," the coroner's office said. Her death was ruled an accident.

On Friday, the American Chiropractic Association offered condolences to May's family, but defended chiropractic neck procedures.

"Our sympathy goes out to the family of Katie May," they wrote in a statement. "With respect to the safety of neck manipulation, it’s important to understand there are risks and benefits to all treatments; however, the best available evidence indicates there is no causal relationship between neck manipulation and stroke."

"Millions of neck manipulations are performed safely in the U.S. every year, providing patients relief from common forms of neck pain and headache, and helping them to get back to their normal activities," the statement continued.

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<![CDATA[Michelle's Style Shines Through 8 Years of State Dinners]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:28:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/01shmobama20.jpg First Lady Michelle Obama has been a fashionista for the eight years she’s been in the spotlight. Here are some of her iconic looks during various state dinners that the Obamas have hosted.

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<![CDATA[Indians Fans Buy Up Pitcher's Wedding Registry Gifts]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:06:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ryan-merritt.jpg

Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Ryan Merritt has a lot to celebrate. In addition to a surprisingly solid pitching performance in game five of the ALCS, he is getting married and his wedding registry is almost entirely purchased.

Mainly, by Indians fans.

The rookie left-hander pitched the first 4 and 1/3 innings of the game and only surrendered two hits in game five. This was the 24-year-old’s second-ever start in the MLB and expectations were low.

Indians fans, grateful for Merritt’s start that led the team toward the World Series, caught wind that the pitcher was engaged to Sarah Brushaber and took it upon themselves to purchase nearly everything on his wedding registry. As of Friday morning, the only item that remained to be purchased was bedding.

The Cleveland Indians have not celebrated a trip to the World Series since 1997. They haven’t won the title since 1948.

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<![CDATA[Bob Dylan Retracts Mention of Nobel on His Website]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:02:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob-dylan-nobel.jpg

It took Bob Dylan about a week to acknowledge the fact that he was awarded a Nobel Prize for literature. But it took him less than 24 hours after that to retract the recognition from his website.

On a page of Dylan’s site promoting his book “The Lyrics: 1961-2012,”  The Guardian reported Thurday it nonchalantly mentioned he was the “winner of the Nobel prize in literature” in a blurb describing the musician's success.

But now, it’s gone.

That sentence was the most anyone had seen or heard from Dylan on the subject of his Nobel prize, which was announced last week. The Nobel academy’s permanent secretary Sara Danius has said that multiple attempts have been made to contact the singer/songwriter but to no avail.

Dylan is the first musician to ever win this award. Widely regarded as the poet of the rock world, he is known his allusions and protest songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin.’” He has published poetry and prose, also. Winning the Nobel for literature puts Dylan in the company of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison and T.S. Eliot.

Bob Dylan was given the honor for “having created new poetic expression within the great American song tradition,” according to the official Nobel prize website.

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: 'Doctor Strange' Los Angeles Premiere]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:53:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_860743271088.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Retro LA Home Once Owned by Ike and Tina Turner for Sale]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:29:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/knbc-tina-turner-ike-turner-home-for-sale.jpg Perched on a hill in a South Los Angeles neighborhood often called the "Black Beverly Hills," a retro residence Ike and Tina Turner once called home is being sold for $999,000.

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<![CDATA[RZA Backs Crowe in Banks Dispute, Says No Racial Slurs Used]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:11:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rzarza.jpg

Rapper/actor RZA finally spoke out Thursday in the ongoing dispute between Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe.

On Monday, Banks charged Crowe had physically assaulted and hurled racial slurs at her during a weekend dinner party in Beverly Hills. Banks was a guest of RZA at the party and until now had been silent about what transpired.

"I invited her to meet me at the BHH Polo Lounge. Yet I had also planned on spending some time with my Buddy RC in his suite, so I asked him if she could join. He says "cool Bobby" so I invited her," RZA wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. "Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious. There was nothing funny about her behavior. I felt a little embarrassed because she was my guest."

RZA wrote the verbal abuse escalated when Banks allegedly threatened to cut a girl in the face with a glass before grabbing and attacking another guest.  

"Russell blocked the attack and expelled her from the suite," RZA wrote. "Seeing is believing and I saw her behave as an obnoxious erratic individual and in the circles I frequent this was unprecedented....THIS IS NOT A RACE OR GENDER ISSUE. I did not hear Russell call her a N::gg:::: I'm not trying to protect Russell from anything he is a man of his own Caliber."

Prior to RZA's statement Banks was insistent on her version of events and told E! News she was demanding a public apology from Crowe.

Calls to Crowe's representatives were not returned. 

NBC has also reached out to a representative for Banks.

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<![CDATA[Keeping Up With Country: CMT Awards]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:15:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615757392-ent.jpg Catch the latest from your favorite country stars, whether they're performing soulful ballads on stage or strolling around town in their cowboy boots.

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<![CDATA[Placing Odds on Who 'Walking Dead' Kills Off]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:00:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/walking+dead.jpg

If you're like me you were DONE with "The Walking Dead" after April's spectacular face-plant. After building up to a major character death all season you were left on the 1-yard line with no idea who got knocked off. Come see us in six months and we'll tell you more, the show teased.

You can't play with my emotions like that. I'm done. Over it.

But ... that was April. Now it's October. The season premiere is only days away.

Yes ... I'm coming back. And so are you.

So get your hankies ready and let's take a look at my totally unscientific predictions on which beloved cast member will most likely on the receiving end of Neegan's bat 'Lucille' Sunday night.

Michonne: Relax. Everyone's favorite samurai is safe. Michonne is only a few episodes into a relationship with Rick, something the writers slow-played over the course of several seasons. They're not going to abruptly eliminate that storyline by killing her seconds into the episode. Besides, next to Daryl she's the most bad-assed character the show has to offer.
Death Odds: 5 Percent

Maggie: Several problems with this scenario. As bloody as "The Walking Dead" has been, beating a pregnant Maggie to a bloody pulp may be beyond the pale even for this show. Plus, it's hard to imagine Glenn remaining perfectly still as Neegan kills his wife just feet way. 
Death Odds: 10 Percent

Sasha: This girl has been through it. From the death of her brother Tyreese to her former love interest Bob, Sasha spent much of the prior season in a deep funk before finding love again with Abraham. After her character arc in recent episodes her death would be a bit of a surprise.
Death Odds: 10 Percent

Father Gabriel: This death would be too easy. Given the fan base's lukewarm reaction to the character it would almost be a relief to see him taken out. The show runners are going for something a little more gut wrenching.
Death Odds: 15 Percent

Glenn: Yes, he's the most obvious choice. Fans have been wrapped up in knots about Glenn's fate for years because, as readers of the comics are aware, Neegan kills Glenn by beating his brains in with a bat. But, that's exactly the problem. Why would the show do exactly what everyone is expecting? Also, it's unlikely the show would now kill Glenn for real after "fake killing" him earlier in the season.
Death Odds: 25 Percent 

Daryl: If you hear a collective gasp around 9:05 Sunday evening that means everyone's favorite crossbow slinger just bit the dust. But would the showrunners really knock off THE fan favorite? Readers of the comics point out Daryl doesn't exist in the comic world, so his continued existence on the TV show has always been tenuous at best. And his death would rise to the emotional level the moment demands. But I think the writers still have plans for Daryl and his crossbow and he survives Sunday's massacre.
Death Odds: 30 Percent

Abraham: Well "motherd---". Killing everyone's favorite redhead makes the most sense on a lot of levels. For starters he's a significant character and after a six-month wait it's just not going to cut it if one of the secondary characters gets killed off (sorry Rosita, Eugene, Aaron ... or maybe that's congrats). Also, if you're going by the comics, Abraham's character is already dead by this point in the storyline, courtesy of an arrow through the eye...the death that was instead given to Denise earlier in the season. So by some accounts he's on borrowed time. Of course this sucks the most for Sasha, who is just coming out of her shell. But odds are she'll have to deal with heartache once again.
Death Odds: 50 Percent 

The secret will finally be revealed Sunday night on AMC.

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<![CDATA[Cyrus To Campaign Door-to-Door for Clinton in Northern Va.]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:22:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hillarymiley.jpg

In case you've forgotten, Miley Cyrus is with "Her."

Cyrus is taking a little time off from her "The Voice" duties to do some campaigning for the Hillary Clinton campaign at George Mason University in northern Virginia on Oct. 22. 

"As an advocate for LGBTQ rights, gender equality and environmental issues, Cyrus will knock on doors top speak to students about the high stakes in this election for millennial voters," the campaign announced.

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<![CDATA[Hugh Jackman Reveals First 'Logan' Trailer]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:16:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wolverinewolverine.jpg

The first full length trailer from "Logan" was revealed Thursday morning from none other than Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman.

Penned to the somber tune of Johnny Cash's "Hurt," the clip shows a now much older Logan teamed Patrick Stewart's Professor X, who now suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, as they team one final time to protect a mysterious young girl who the professor says is "very much like you Logan."

According to IMDB the film is set in 2024 and pits the two remaining X-men against a villain named Nathaniel Essex who is intent on destroying the world. Their task is made more difficult by Logan's now failing mutant healing factor.

Jackman has said previously this is the last film in which he'll portray the character Logan. The movie is scheduled for release on March 3, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Royal Family Photos: Will and Kate Around England]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:56:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-614579028-kate.jpg A look throughout the years of Prince William, Prince George and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family.

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<![CDATA[Emma Stone Does a Killer Britney Spears Impression]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:01:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/emmaemmaspears.jpg

During a Vogue Magazine segment of "73 Questions," Oscar-nominee Emma Stone answers questions on everything from what's her favorite color (red) to the celebrities who have left her most star-struck.

“Diane Keaton, Lorne Michaels and Tom Hanks--I cried in front of all three of them” she admitted.

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But one of the most notable parts of the nine-minute segment is the drop dead impression Stone does of Britney Spears. In her spot-on take she sings the sultry first two lines of Spears’ "Baby One More Time."

Emma Stone will grace the cover of Vogue’s November issue.

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<![CDATA[Kanye West Extends Saint Pablo Tour Dates ]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:09:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/westwest.jpg

Maybe he should rename the tour The [Extended] Life of Pablo.

Kanye West announced 21 additional dates to his Saint Pablo tour on Tuesday. The tour was initially set to wrap up on Nov. 2 in Los Angeles. However, West canceled a number of shows in Philadelphia and Detroit after his wife, Kim Kardashian West, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. West cut his performance short in New York after finding out about the incident, when he cited a "family emergency."

Now the extended tour dates now have West wrapping up on New Year's Eve in Brooklyn, New York. Other cities added to the extension include Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Boston and Washington DC, in addition to the rescheduled dates in Philadelphia and Detroit.

You can purchase tickets for the extended dates beginning Saturday. American Express presale began Wednesday morning at 10 am.

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<![CDATA[Fake 'Melania' Joins Colbert to Address Lewd Comments]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:10:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/240*120/melania+on+colbert.jpg

What would Donald say?

Reflecting on the men's "locker room" talk that recently landed Donald Trump in hot water, 'Melania Trump' made a surprise appearance on "The Stephen Colbert Show" and offered up a wistful thought. 

“They’re all animals--if only a woman could be president.”

Actually, it wasn't Melania Trump, but Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti who joined Colbert to point fingers at the left wing media, the election and Billy Bush.

"He explained it was 'locker room talk' -I did not know this- but when American men gather to sport, they always brag about grabbing women by the Billy Bush” Benanti said.

The real Melania Trump was interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday and defended her husband’s "boy talk,” accusing the then-host of "Access Hollywood" of egging Trump on to make the controversial remarks. 

"Access Hollywood" is an NBCUniversal program.

"Now I know why they’re on a bus--it’s easier to throw Billy underneath it,"Colbert joked. He then ripped into the idea of Trump, a man who can be persuaded by Billy Bush, in the position of president with nuclear launch codes at his disposal.

"Goodbye Finland," Colbert said.

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<![CDATA[Vogue Endorses Clinton for President]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:45:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wintour+clinton.jpg

For the first time in the magazine's history, Vogue has endorsed a presidential candidate, urging readers to vote for Hillary Clinton.

In an editorial published on Tuesday, the fashion magazine’s board made it clear that they're endorsing the Democratic presidential nominee because of the “the profound stakes” of this election, in addition to “the history that stands to be made.”

"Her years as Secretary of State have shown that she understands how to strengthen alliances abroad, respond to global crises, and continue American leadership in the world," the magazine said of Clinton. "She is forceful in her support for LGBTQ rights, including an end to discrimination against transgender people. She knows the challenges working women face."

The magazine said “deeply divided America” will need an experienced, competent leader and Clinton is the right choice.

Vogue is just the latest of a number of publications to break from tradition and speak out on the election.

USA Today did not officially support Clinton, but instead published an editorial urging Americans to not vote for Donald Trump. Wired backed Clinton for its first-ever presidential endorsement. The Atlantic endorsed Clinton for its third-ever political recommendation (the previous two endorsements were to Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964). And conservative newspapers like the Arizona Republic and The Cincinnati Enquirer have endorsed the former secretary of state for president. 

“We understand that Clinton has not always been a perfect candidate, yet her fierce intelligence and considerable experience are reflected in policies and positions that are clear, sound, and hopeful,” Vogue wrote.

Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is a longtime supporter of Clinton, according to Politico.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received one endorsement from a daily newspaper during the general election. It came from the St. Joseph News-Press of northwest Missouri. 

The Chicago Tribune, Detroit News and Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

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