BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 28 September, 2015

Monday

28 September, 2015

(Updated Daily)

[1461 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

HENRY ROLLINS: MUSIC, FREEDOM AND THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE (LA Weekly)
Last year, I moderated a panel at Riot Fest in Chicago with members of the Russian band/activist group Pussy Riot. It was pretty amazing. So when Mike Petryshyn, who runs Riot Fest, contacted me this year and asked me if I would like to do another panel, I immediately said yes.


Andrew Tobias: The Pope - PS
And how thrilling Pope Francis believes atheists can go to heaven (thrilling to me not because I believe there is a heaven; but because he gets that non-believers can lead righteous lives).


John Dickerson: Boehner's Final Days (Slate)
After the Pope, there was nothing left for the speaker of the House.


Jamelle Bouie: The Revolution Devours Its Own (Slate)
John Boehner was brought down by the same conservative forces he once courted.


Rebecca Schuman: Marvin Sharp Was My Gymnastics Coach (Slate)
I'm shocked at the allegations that may have driven him to commit suicide-but I'm not surprised.


Helaine Olen: "Whole Foods! We Want the REAL Thing." (Slate)
Why bougie L.A. residents are outraged over Whole Foods' new budget grocery store.


Helaine Olen: That Creeping Sensation (Slate)
An old retail plague is becoming a year-round phenomenon.


Froma Harrop: Students Are the Real Victims of Censorship (Creators Syndicate)
The 2015-16 academic year has opened with a predictable collection of demands for banning certain views, often involving sexual or racial matters. Many are couched in convoluted claims that disagreeable speech is making students feel "unsafe."


Scott Elizabeth Baird: 5 Insane Examples Of Censorship Backfiring Hilariously (Cracked)
Censorship is a no-win situation. Nobody wants their six-year-old daughter exposed to interspecies gang bang porn, but everyone thinks the resulting censorship rules themselves are ridiculous. Some media simply can't be cleaned up exactly the way you want without turning it into a ridiculous clusterfuck. For example



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Trivia Question of the Day


He has appeared in more films than any other Disney character, and is the most published comic book character in the world outside of the superhero genre. What is the name of this Disney cartoon character?

                                  



Send your answer to Marty









Trivia Question from Yesterday


In what TV sitcom did two single roommates work as bottlecappers at the Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee?


       Laverne & Shirley                                                      Source


Laverne & Shirley (credited as Laverne De Fazio & Shirley Feeney in the first season) is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976, to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, single roommates who worked as bottlecappers in a fictitious Milwaukee brewery called "Shotz Brewery".

The show was a spin-off from Happy Days, as the two lead characters were originally introduced on that series as acquaintances of Fonzie. Set in roughly the same time period, the timeline started in approximately 1958, when the series began, through 1967, when the series ended. As with Happy Days, it was made by Paramount Television, created by Garry Marshall, and executive produced by Garry Marshall, Edward K. Milkis, and Thomas L. Miller.        Source







Randall was first, and correct, with:
   Laverne & Shirley




John I from Hawai'i says,
   "Laverne and Shirley."



mj wrote:
   The girls who thought themselves to be
  Too good for Lenny and Squiggy. Laverne and Shirley.




Deborah said:
   Was that Laverne and Shirley? Or that Tom Hanks sitcom wherein he dressed as a woman to get a job?
  I really don't know; didn't have a tv and never watched either show.
  Lois, where do you find your posters? Do you make them? I applaud your ability to stick to a theme.
  Big moon tonight - now if only the heat will abate.




Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Laverne & Shirley



Alan J replied:
   Laverne & Shirley.



Adam answered:
   Laverne & Shirley.



Robert wrote:
   Please something hard,.....Happy Days?.....Mork and Mindy?..........Jonie loves Chachi?



STEPHEN F said:
   Laverne and Shirley



George answered:
   Marty, I know this one by heart - the show those two bottlecappers at Shotz were on is, of course, "Laverne & Shirley".
  One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!




Marian responded:
   Laverne and Shirley



Lois The Lush Still In Oregon, I Think replied:
   And now we come full circle in our downward spiral, for, as always, all roads lead to BEER! The mother of all nourishment, and the breakfast of champions! Beer provided sustenance in the form of livelihood for Lavern and Shirley, and god only knows what for David Niven. Beer is the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega, all things to all people, and to those who say, "ew, I don't like beer", I say GOOD! More for me! Also, they should have stuck with this original opening for Iron Man 2. It was WAY better.





DJ Useo said:
   It's those lovable scamps, Laverne & Shirley. Mighty funny tv show, innit?
  Big thanks to all youse mugs that supply the article links here on the page every day.
  Don't think you're not appreciated. In fact I never get enough links. More please!




MAM   wrote:
   Laverne & Shirley ~ Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, 1976 - 1983. A spin-off from Happy Days.





Gateway Mike responded:
   Laverne and Shirley!
  Loved it back in the day it was prime time
  Marty, your daily trivia has inspired me to host one at work.
  I sit by myself in a pretty common area of 200 or so people.
  There was an available whiteboard and, well, I went for it!
  Been about 2-3 years now, and no complaints from HR (not easy sometimes...)
  First one to get it right gets their name on the board as winner.
  Honest, one took a phone pic of the board the first time his name was there!
  I had a Flashback Friday question before I saw your Throwback Thursday.
  You know how tough it is to keep it fresh.
  And I only have 5 days a week!
  Kudos to you on a wonderful idea and making it work!
  Oh, one from my daughter's cat.
  I'll have to ask her how she does this.


Thanks for the kind words, Gateway Mike.
A daily question can be a challenge, but it's generally how I fill the time on the commute to work.
Since I'm driving from Long Beach to Culver City, the Valley, or Hollywood (depends on the day & the job - there are 3 of them), there's plenty of time to kill.
Keep up the good work, GM (and feel free to borrow as many questions as you want)!




Dale of Diamond Hot Springs, Norcali took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Charlie took the day off.
  



Sally has retired, but still pays attention.
  



BttbBob   , has returned to semi-retired status.
  
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  September 28 Birthdays - Celebrities Born September 28 | Famous Birthdays



  





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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


Jane Goodall Thinks Cecil the Lion's Killer Has a 'Very Small Penis' - SFGate



Tonto National Forest horses to be "condemned, destroyed or otherwise disposed of"



Guns are awesome, until you shoot your johnson.



THE KOCH-BACKED COUP BEHIND BOEHNER'S BYE-BYE



The Dark Truth Of John Boehner's Resignation



Jennifer 'Kiss of Death' Rubin Gives Marco Rubio The Thumbs-Up...The Poor Bastard



Matt Damon: 'You're a better actor the less people know about you' | Film | The Guardian




Thanks, Michelle!


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Reader Comment

Ted Cruz




Ted Cruz blaming President Obama for shutting down the government if he vetoes any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood




is EXACTLY the same as the kidnappers that kill the hostage child and then blame the parents because they can't afford to pay the ransom.

...and he knows it.


Randall


Thanks, Randall!


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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'


"The Problem With Young People Today"

(Crabby Old Fart)



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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


"THEY MUST ALL BE IN WHITE FACE."

"CARLY SCISSORHANDS" GETS PELTED WITH...

WELCOME TO AMERICA POPE FRANK!

REPUBLICANS ARE NOT THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS. REPUBLICANS ARE THE PROBLEM!

BYE, BYE, BOEHNER!

"STUPID NO MORE!" A CURE FOR CONSERVATISM.

WHAT PART OF THE CONSTITUTION DOES THIS SENATOR NOT UNDESTAND?

THE "LEFT" ATTACKS BERNIE.






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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Hot and humid.



Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH 'Scorpions', followed by a FRESH 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Michelle Obama, Mindy Kaling, and John Legend.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Carol Burnett, Fred Savage, Marcia Gay Harden, and Catfish & the Bottlemen.



NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Rob Lowe, Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, and Hozier.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Cindy Crawford, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and AWOLNATION.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Josh Peck, Cherry Glazerr, and Derek Waters.



ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Matt Damon, Dr. Phil McGraw, Priyanka Chopra, and Fidlar.



The CW offers a FRESH 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', followed by a FRESH 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a FRESH 'Significant Mother'.



Faux has a FRESH 'Gotham', followed by a FRESH 'Minority Report'.



MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.



A&E has all old 'The First 48' all night.



AMC offers the movie 'The Great Gatsby', followed by the movie 'The Great Gatsby', again.



BBC  -   
 [2:00AM]    The Birds
 [5:00AM]    Planet Earth-Ep 3 - Fresh Water
 [6:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 39 - Andrews
 [7:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 40 - Griffith
 [8:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 13 - The Wedding of River Song
 [9:00AM]    Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
 [10:00AM]    Doctor Who: Logopolis NEW
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 25 - Timescape
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 26 - Descent (Part 1)
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 1
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 2
 [4:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 1
 [5:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 2
 [6:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 3
 [7:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 7
 [8:00PM]    Top Gear: Best of Richard-Ep 1 - Best of Richard
 [9:00PM]    Top Gear: Best of Richard NEW-Ep 2 - More Best of Richard
 [10:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 8
 [11:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 1
 [12:00AM]    Top Gear: Best of Richard-Ep 2 - More Best of Richard
 [1:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 3
 [2:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 7
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 8
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip-Part 1
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip-Part 2    (ALL TIMES EST)



Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'OC Social', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Ladies Of London'.



Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', and 'Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Kevin Hart.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Rob Riggle, Matt Walsh, and Jack McBrayer.



FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by the movie 'White House Down'.



History has all old 'Pawn Star' all night.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-MATRI-PHONY
 [6:25AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-MUMMY'S DUMMIES
 [6:50AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-NO DOUGH BOYS
 [7:15AM]    28 DAYS LATER
 [10:00AM]    THE FUNHOUSE
 [12:15PM]    28 DAYS LATER
 [3:00PM]    THE FUNHOUSE
 [5:15PM]    NOTORIOUS
 [8:00PM]    HALF BAKED
 [10:00PM]    HALF BAKED
 [12:00AM]    NOTORIOUS
 [2:45AM]    SNAKES ON A PLANE
 [5:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-CARLY RAE JEPSEN WEARS A CHUNKY NECKLACE AND BLACK ANKLE BOOTS
 [5:30AM]    MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-BOMB SHELTER    (ALL TIMES EST)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Make-up
 [6:15AM]    Stripes
 [8:45AM]    American Beauty
 [11:30AM]    The Natural
 [2:30PM]    Field of Dreams
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Legacy
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Menace
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Barter
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Working Mom
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-D-Girl
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Turnaround
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-We Like Mike
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Passion
 [1:00AM]    American Beauty
 [3:45AM]    You Kill Me
 [5:45AM]    Five Fingers    (ALL TIMES EST)



SyFy has the movie 'Resident Evil: Extinction', followed by the movie 'The Cabin In The Woods'.



TBS:
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Terry Crews, Jenna Coleman, and Ed Gamble.



TCM:
 [6:00 AM]      Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
 [8:15 AM]      The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1974)
 [10:00 AM]      Gaslight (1944)
 [12:00 PM]      Dial M for Murder (1954)
 [2:00 PM]      Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
 [4:00 PM]      The Letter (1940)
 [6:00 PM]      Wait Until Dark (1967)
 [8:00 PM]      Why Be Good? (1929)
 [9:45 PM]      Among The Missing (1934)
 [11:00 PM]      Stolen Identity (1953)
 [12:30 AM]      Five And Ten (1931)
 [2:15 AM]      A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
 [3:30 AM]      Three Faces East (1930)
 [4:45 AM]      Reducing (1931)     (ALL TIMES EST)



Tuesday   -  09/29/15

TCM:
 [6:15 AM]      Consolation Marriage (1931)
 [7:45 AM]      Bachelor Apartment (1931)
 [9:15 AM]      Ann Vickers (1933)
 [10:45 AM]      No Other Woman (1933)
 [12:00 PM]      The Age of Innocence (1934)
 [1:30 PM]      Stingaree (1934)
 [3:00 PM]      Sweet Adeline (1935)
 [4:30 PM]      Joy of Living (1938)
 [6:15 PM]      My Favorite Wife (1940)
 [8:00 PM]      The More the Merrier (1943)
 [9:55 PM]      Censored (1944)
 [10:00 PM]      That Justice Be Done (1945)
 [10:15 PM]      The Nazi Plan (1945)
 [12:30 AM]      The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
 [3:45 AM]      Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)     (ALL TIMES EST)




Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV


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Aretha Franklin performs in front of Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia.
Photo by Alessandra Tarantino

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Bundle Drops From The Sky

Nogales

Maya Donnelly awoke to what sounded like thunder in the early morning hours, but dismissed it as a typical monsoon storm and went back to sleep.

Later that morning, she looked in the carport at her home in Nogales, near the U.S.-Mexico border, and saw pieces of wood on the ground. She found a bulky bundle wrapped in black plastic.

Inside was roughly 26 pounds of marijuana - a package that authorities say was worth $10,000 and likely was dropped there accidentally by a drug smuggler's aircraft.

"It's all right on top of our dog's house," Donnelly said of the Sept. 8 incident, which was first reported by the Nogales International newspaper. "It just made a perfectly round hole through our carport."

Police are trying to determine whether the bundle was transported by an aircraft or a pilotless drone. Such runs usually occur at night.

Nogales

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U.S. actor Robert De Niro poses for photographers at the European premiere of his film "The Intern" in London, Britain September 27, 2015.
Photo by Neil Hal

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Spy Magazine Repository

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'Who's the Boss?'

Danny Pintauro

Former child actor Danny Pintauro - who played Jonathan on the Tony Danza sitcom Who's the Boss? - told Oprah Winfrey during Saturday's episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? that he was diagnosed with the virus in 2003 but has waited until now to go public with the news.

"I wanted to tell you this a long time ago, but I wasn't ready - I'm ready now - that I'm HIV positive, and I have been for 12 years," Pintauro, 39, told Winfrey. "It's just a big deal. It's not something that people are talking about right now really."

Pintauro, who came out as gay in 1997, explained that he had been forced out at the time by a tabloid magazine reporter. He said he is now hoping to serve as a role model for those with the virus.

"I missed the opportunity to be a beacon of light for gay kids who were going through what I was going through because I was outed - it wasn't by choice," he said.

Danny Pintauro

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Remains In U.S. Clinic

Dalai Lama

Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, on Sunday remained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for evaluation following a medical visit his office said was a routine annual check-up.

The 80-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate had canceled a planned October visit to the United States at the advice of doctors following a medical check-up this week, his office said in a statement on Friday.

The statement from the Dalai Lama's office said doctors had urged him to rest for several weeks, though it gave no indication that he was ill nor details about his state of health.

On Sunday, Mayo spokeswoman Ginger Plumbo confirmed he remained at the clinic for evaluation but said she could offer no further details about his stay.

Dalai Lama

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Debbie Harry arrives for the amfAR charity dinner during the fashion week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
Photo by Giuseppe Aresu

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BLDGBLOG: Abandoned Mines, Slow Printing, and the Living Metal Residue of a Post-Human World

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Japanese Climber Turns Back

Mount Everest

A Japanese climber who was attempting the first summit of Mount Everest since a deadly quake-triggered avalanche destroyed part of base camp in April said Sunday he had turned back.

Thirty-three year-old Nobokazu Kuriki, who lost nine fingers to frostbite during a 2012 attempt to climb Everest, was the only mountaineer pursuing the summit this year after an avalanche set off by a massive quake killed 18 people at base camp.

It was Kuriki's fifth attempt to climb the world's highest mountain.

Mount Everest

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Wake-up Call


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Settles Case

Lance Armstrong

With a payment and an apology, Lance Armstrong has settled a decade-long dispute with a promotions company that sought repayment of more than $10 million in bonuses it paid the former cyclist during a career that was later exposed to be fueled by performance-enhancing drugs.

Dallas-based SCA Promotions first pursued evidence of doping against Armstrong in 2005. Although the company paid Armstrong in 2006, the testimony in its lawsuit and arbitration case helped lay the foundation for later doping charges that ultimately got Armstrong banned from the sport and stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories.

SCA demanded repayment in 2013 after Armstrong publicly admitted using steroids and other doping methods. Although Armstrong's lawyers had insisted there was no legal ground for a "redo" on the previous voluntary settlement, an arbitration panel ordered Armstrong to pay a $10 million penalty for lying under oath in the original case.

Armstrong still faces a federal whistleblower lawsuit in which the federal government is seeking repayment of more than $30 million the U.S. Postal Service paid to sponsor his teams from 1998-2004. Penalties in that case could reach the $100 million range.

Lance Armstrong

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Snoop Dogg performs during the Life is Beautiful festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in Las Vegas.
Photo by Paul A. Hebert

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Musical Instrument Museum

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Removing Prairie Dogs

Utah

Most mornings, wildlife biologist Jessica Van Woeart and her team go to work armed with peanut butter.

In upscale subdivisions and across rural pastures in southern Utah, they use it to help trap prairie dogs and move them away from residents who have been under siege from the small burrowing rodents for years.

Van Woeart's team is doing something that was relatively rare and complicated until last year, when a federal court judge removed endangered species protections for the Utah prairie dog.

Activists say the ruling could also weaken protections for similar animals all over the country, and on Monday it will come before a federal appeals court in Denver.

The Utah prairie dog is the smallest of five species and lives in underground colonies in the southern part of the state. Considered key to the ecosystem, their numbers dropped precipitously as land was cleared to make way for farming, ranching and housing and they were listed as endangered in 1973.

Utah

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South African actress Charlize Theron, Founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and United Nations Messenger Peace attends a discussion panel at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, USA, 27 September 2015.
Photo by Ray Stubblebine

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Landscape Agate: These Silica Rocks Resemble Beautiful Natural Scenes | Amusing Planet

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Shock Belt

Texass

A potential death penalty trial in East Texas is set to resume on Monday after it was put on hold when a judge was said by a TV station to have had a shock belt used on the defendant for misbehaving.

James Calvert, 45, of Tyler, Texas, is on trial in Smith County, where prosecutors allege he beat and fatally shot his former wife at her home and abducted their 4-year-old son in October 2012.

Judge Jack Skeen allowed Calvert to defend himself, over objections from attorneys specializing in the death penalty, at the outset of the trial in August. Skeen also ordered a shock device be placed on Calvert for security reasons because of his unpredictable behavior, legal officials said.

On Sept. 15, when Calvert did not stand up at the judge's request, Skeen had an electric shock administered on the defendant that caused him to twist in pain before the jury, local TV broadcaster KLTV reported.

Legal experts said the judge's conduct could open the door to appeals if Calvert is convicted and possible sanction for abuse of the shock belt, which is to be used only if the defendant poses an immediate security risk.

Texass

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Robert Zemeckis, left, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend the New York Film Festival opening night gala premiere for "The Walk" at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Charles Sykes

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MTO - Street Art Labor Intensity ~ Kuriositas

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Takes Up Residence In China

Achok Rinpoche

A former senior member of the exiled Tibetan government in India and one-time biographer for the Dalai Lama has returned to live in China, where he had visited several times in recent years, a Chinese government-run news website said.

Tibet.cn said late on Saturday that Achok Rinpoche had returned in May and was now living permanently in Ngaba, a heavily Tibetan part of the southwestern province of Sichuan that is traditionally strongly defiant of Chinese rule.

"I've now really become a Chinese citizen," he was quoted as telling senior Sichuan government official Cui Baohua last week.

According to the website of the Austria-based Tibet Centre Institute, where Achok Rinpoche is listed as a teacher, he had been working on compiling a list of teachings of the Dalai Lama and had once been his official biographer.

Achok Rinpoche, who was born in Sichuan in 1944 and left in 1959 after a failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, first came back to China in 1982 as part of an effort by Beijing to engage with exiled Tibetans, the Chinese website said.

Achok Rinpoche

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Nepalese Living goddess Kumari (C) looks on from the decorated chariot before the procession of the Indra Jatra festival at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 September 2015. The eight-day long festival is celebrated to honor Indra, the King of Gods and God of Rains. The festival also marks the end of the monsoon. Dubar Square, one of Kathmandu's Unesco world heritage sites, was highly damaged in the April 2015's earthquake.
Photo by Narendra Shrestha

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Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal) of Terengganu, Malaysia | When On Earth - For People Who Love Travel

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Weekend Box Office

'Hotel Transylvania 2'

September has a new box office star in "Hotel Transylvania 2." The PG-rated animated pic earned a robust $47.5 million in its debut weekend, making it the top September opener of all time, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

The film, which cost around $80 million to make, features the voices of Adam Sandler, Mel Brooks, Selena Gomez and Kevin James and is the only animated feature on the market until "Peanuts" opens in November.

"The Intern," a PG-13 rated workplace comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, took second with a solid $18.2 million.

"Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" took third place in its second weekend in theaters with $14 million - a 54 percent drop from its opening. The film has brought in $51.7 million to date.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1. "Hotel Transylvania 2," $47.5 million.
    2. "The Intern," $18.2 million.
    3. "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," $14 million.
    4. "Everest," $13.1 million.
    5. "Black Mass," $11.5 million.
    6. "The Visit," $6.7 million.
    7. "The Perfect Guy," $4.8 million.
    8. "War Room," $4.3 million.
    9. "The Green Inferno," $3.5 million.
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