Sean Spicer dismisses fury over surprise Emmys appearance

Sean Spicer dismisses fury over surprise Emmys appearance

Updated September 19, 2017 19:18:45 Video: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at the Emmy Awards. (Photo: AP/Chris Pizzello) (ABC News) Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, but it seems not everyone was laughing. The former White House press secretary made headlines for his cameo at the 69th Emmy Awards hosted by comedian Stephen Colbert, who posed the question: “Unfortunately tonight we have no way of knowing how big our audience is. Is there anyone who can say how big…

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Raging Bull boxing great dies at 95

Raging Bull boxing great dies at 95

BOXING great Jake LaMotta, who was memorably portrayed by actor Robert DeNiro in the 1980 movie Raging Bull, has died at the age of 95. “Jake LaMotta July 10, 1922 — September 19, 2017 — Rest in Peace Pop,” his daughter Christi wrote on Facebook late on Tuesday. The New York-born Giacobbe “Jake” LaMotta was once world middleweight champion, and was nicknamed “The Raging Bull” for his aggressiveness and toughness in the ring, reports The New York Post. LaMotta had some amazing battles, including six fights with fellow legend Sugar…

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'What sort of future are we creating?': Photographer shares photo he wished didn't exist

'What sort of future are we creating?': Photographer shares photo he wished didn't exist

Updated September 20, 2017 19:19:33 Photo: A seahorse grabs on to a waterlogged plastic cottonbud in the sea off Indonesia. (Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Justin Hofman) The photographer behind a compelling image of a seahorse gripping a cotton bud in Indonesia says he hopes the photo will “affect people’s lives and create a change”. The photo is one of the finalist images selected for the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, now in its 53rd year. After the announcement, expedition leader and underwater photographer Justin Hofman…

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Tom’s time on the road again

Tom’s time on the road again

Tom Bailey, frontman of 80s pop band Thompson Twins WHEN Tom Bailey finally agreed to play the songs by his band the Thompson Twins on stage again — after over 20 years — there was one slight problem. “I went to my CD shelf to look for a Thompson Twins album and I couldn’t find one,” Bailey says. “I had to go into town and buy a Thompson Twins Greatest Hits album. That’s how completely disengaged I was from the whole thing.” The Thompson Twins started in London as an…

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Postmodern Jukebox, the online sensation marrying pop and swing

Postmodern Jukebox, the online sensation marrying pop and swing

Posted September 20, 2017 11:41:30 Photo: Postmodern Jukebox has developed an international following through its ragtime covers of pop songs. (Facebook: Postmodern Jukebox) Related Story: Ella Fitzgerald: 100 years of the first lady of song Related Story: Little school band takes on big jazz challenge Postmodern Jukebox is a band with a rotating roster of about 100 musicians, and their famous ragtime reworkings of pop songs have yielded them almost 1 billion views on YouTube and an international tour to Australia. For a band that had humble beginnings in a…

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