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Alexa PenaVega, Andy Grammer, Nick Carter & More Join "Dancing With The Stars" Season 21

Wed, Sep 2, 2015 | Filed in: Television

Dancing With The Stars Season 21

The celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This 21st season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes three platinum-certified music super stars, an Academy Award® nominee, a Triple Crown winner, an American Hero, and our first ever married couple, to name a few.

As announced Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the celebrities with their professional partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are:  

  • Alek Skarlatos partnered with Lindsay Arnold
  • Alexa PenaVega partnered with Mark Ballas
  • Andy Grammer partnered with Allison Holker
  • Bindi Irwin partnered with Derek Hough
  • Carlos PenaVega partnered with Witney Carson
  • Chaka Khan partnered with Keo Motsepe
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NASA Launches Field Campaign To Study Climate Change

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 | Filed in: Have You Heard . . .

Nasa climate change - ABoVE

Photo: Alaska Range south of Fairbanks - Credits: NASA/Ross Nelson

As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats.

The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) will bring together on-the-ground research in Alaska and northwestern Canada with data collected by NASA airborne instruments, satellites and other agency programs.

Over the next decade, scientists from NASA and other public and private organizations will investigate questions about the formidable region that spans about 2.5 million square miles (6.4 million square kilometers).

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Box Office: "Straight Outta Compton" Still Going Strong

Mon, Aug 31, 2015 | Filed in: Film

box office - straight outta compton

"Straight Outta Compton" is still #1 at the domestic box office. Paramount's "Terminator: Genisys" earned $23.6 million from 25 international markets, giving the film the top spot on the global chart and delivering an impressive cumulative total in China after just 8 days in release of $82.8 million.

  1. Straight Outta Compton - Universal - $13.2M
  2. War Room - Sony - $11.0M
  3. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - Paramount - $8.3M
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2015 MTV VMAs: Less About The Music, More About The Spectacle

Sun, Aug 30, 2015 | Filed in: Music

Justin Bieber 2015 MTV VMAs

Photos: Courtesy of MTV Press - Viacom

With all her talk of "crazy," the only thing truly shocking about Miley Cyrus hosting the 2015 MTV VMAs were her flourescent clown/Hello Kitty-like outfit changes. Sure, we were a centimeter away from seeing her lady-parts, but it really isn't much to talk about in the headlines. To recap on all of the shock-value moments: Taylor Swift was clearly lip-synching during the opening number with Nicki Minaj, after accepting an award, Minaj called Cyrus a bitch for talking trash about her in the press... and.. wait for it, Kanye West announced that he will be running for President in 2020. Somehow, we're not surprised.

Gossip aside, MTV did manage to produce some great staged productions, from The Weeknd's fire heavy performance, to Macklemore's choreographed show outside of The Orpheum. At the end of the night, we all just want to know who took home a Moon Man, designed by Jeremy Scott.

Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"

Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"

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Legendary Horror Filmmaker Wes Craven Dies At Age 76

Sun, Aug 30, 2015 | Filed in: Film

 Wes Craven

According to reports, writer-director Wes Craven has passed away after losing a battle with brain cancer. He was 76 years-old. Craven will forever be marked in cinema history for his legendary work in the horror genre.

His first film was "The Last House of the Left," which he wrote, directed, and edited in 1972. As stated in his official bio, the director reinvented the youth horror genre in 1984 when he introduced the cult horror classic, "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Craven added Freddy Krueger to the list of terrifying faces in horror.

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