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David Cassidy, ’70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67:

David Cassidy, who came to fame as a ’70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on “The Partridge Family,” has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.

The singer-actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital. Cassidy was in critical condition and suffering from organ failure before his death Tuesday, Geffen said.

“David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years,” she said.
Cassidy’s nephew, Jack Cassidy, tweeted about his uncle’s death, saying “I can’t help but thank God for the joy that he brought to countless millions of people.”
CBS News and PBS fire Charlie Rose:

CBS News and PBS both said Tuesday that Charlie Rose’s contracts with them had been terminated.

An internal memo at CBS, which announced its move first, said the decision “followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior.”

On Monday The Washington Post published a 5,000-word story about alleged harassment by Rose, based on interviews with eight women who described “unwanted sexual advances.”

Rose said in a statement that he “deeply apologized” for what he admitted was “inappropriate behavior.”

Trump chooses his own version of reality to back Moore:

When reality boxes in President Donald Trump, he simply chooses his own alternative, convenient truth.

The President reached for this politically pliable tactic yet again Tuesday while effectively endorsing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations the outspoken judge pursued teenagers, including a girl as young as 14.
Trump noted that Moore, who has been disowned by the leadership of his own Republican Party, disputed all the allegations against him.

How social media spawned football’s coolest new tradition:

It all started with a Facebook post this past May.

Krista Young was browsing “Hawkeye Heaven,” a Facebook page for fans of University of Iowa athletics, when she had an idea.
She had seen pictures online of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, which opened its new facility earlier this year just a stone’s throw from Kinnick Stadium, where the Iowa Hawkeyes play football. The new hospital towers over the east side of the stadium, sporting a birds-eye view of the action below from its 12th floor “press box” — a space where young patients and their families can take in the excitement of Iowa football.
Her idea was simple: During each game, fans in Kinnick Stadium would turn and wave to the children looking on through the hospital windows above.
Women who worked on SNL stand up for Al Franken:

Dozens of women who’ve worked on “Saturday Night Live” have come out in support of Al Franken.

“We feel compelled to stand up for Al Franken, whom we have all had the pleasure of working with over the years on Saturday Night Live (SNL),” the former and current staffers wrote in a statement.

Last week, Leeann Tweeden, a morning news anchor in Los Angeles, alleged that Frankengroped and “forcibly kissed” her without her consent during an overseas USO tour in 2006.

“What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms Tweeden, and to the public,” the note said. “In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant.”

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