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Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 8:34 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 9:47 PM
— “Partridge Family” star and 1970s teen idol David Cassidy has died, according to Variety.
Cassidy, 67, died at a Florida hospital Tuesday after he was admitted last Wednesday suffering from organ failure.
David Cassidy, who became a teenage heartthrob as the eldest son on "The Partridge Family" in the early 1970s, has died https://t.co/WufWbEPGgr— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 22, 2017
BREAKING: Former teen idol David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67, publicist says.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 22, 2017
According to a statement, Cassidy was surrounded by his family when he died, Variety reported.
“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. 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.”
Cassidy had been in poor health for awhile. He revealed he had dementia last February.
The handsome musician and songwriter came from a show biz family. His father was Tony Award-winning actor Jack Cassidy. Oscar-winning actress Shirley Jones was his stepmother and co-star in “The Partridge Family.” His half-brother Shaun Cassidy was also a heartthrob singer in the 1970s and his daughter is actress Katie Cassidy.
After signing on to the “Partridge Family” to play Keith Partridge in 1970, Cassidy’s singing career took off. He regularly sold out stadiums and drew crowds of lovestruck, screaming teenage girls.
His hit song’s included “I Think I Love You,” “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat” and “I Think I Love You.”
Cassidy continued to tour in later years and regularly performed in Las Vegas.
In 1972, cover star David Cassidy spoke to us for one of his most revealing interviews he's ever given https://t.co/Ypjdm0xbLe— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) November 22, 2017
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
— Journey and Def Leppard are joining together for a 60-date North American tour.
Journey confirmed the rumors of a joint tour on its Twitter page Friday morning.
“The rumors are true! @JourneyOfficial @DefLeppard are teaming up for a 2018 North American tour kicking off May 21st in Hartford, CT,” the band said. The news comes after Journey guitarist Neal Schon teased a tour announcement from the two groups Sunday.
The rumors are true! @JourneyOfficial & @DefLeppard are teaming up for a 2018 North American tour kicking off May 21st in Hartford, CT. Visit https://t.co/rSar4UyXOt for a full list of dates. pic.twitter.com/2zlpwGKz70— JOURNEY (@JourneyOfficial) January 19, 2018
The two groups first toured together in 2006.
“Twelve years ago we embarked on a US tour with Journey and it was an absolute blast,” Def Leppard bass guitarist Rick Savage said in a statement. “Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular.”
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot spoke to Rolling Stone about the tour.
“The fact that we’re touring with Journey, and it’s putting us into huge arenas like Madison Square Garden and stadiums, that is very special for us. It’s two iconic bands touring together,” Elliot said. “It makes it more of an event when the bill is all bands that people have heard of. We went out with a really good band called Tripping Daisy in 1996, but nobody cared. But when you have people like Cheap Trick, Poison, Heart or Journey, it makes for a better night for the people in the crowd. They come in and they know what they're going to get.”
According to a news release on the tour, Journey will close half of the shows and Def Leppard will close the the other half. Tickets go on sale at LiveNation.com starting Feb. 3. Information on pre-sale and VIP tickets has not been announced.
The tour dates can be seen below.
May 21 - Hartford, Connecticut, XL Center
May 23 - Albany, New York, Times Union Center
May 25 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hersheypark Stadium
May 26 - Buffalo, New York, KeyBank Center
May 28 - Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
May 30 - Cincinnati, U.S. Bank Arena
June 1 - Toronto, Rogers Centre
June 2 - Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena
June 5 - Raleigh, North Carolina, PNC Arena
June 6 - Knoxville, Tennessee, Thompson-Boling Arena
June 8 - Bristow, Virginia, Jiffy Lube Live
June 9 - Charlotte, North Carolina, Spectrum Center
June 11 - Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
June 13 - New York, Madison Square Garden
June 15 - Newark, New Jersey, Prudential Center
June 16 - Baltimore, Royal Farms Arena
July 1 - Atlanta, SunTrust Park
July 3 - Noblesville, Indiana, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 4 - Milwaukee, Summerfest
July 6 - Memphis, Tennessee, FedExForum
July 7 - North Little Rock, Arkansas, Verizon Arena
July 9 - Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOK Center
July 11 - Louisville, Kentucky, KFC Yum! Center
July 13 - Detroit, Comerica Park
July 14 - Chicago, Wrigley Field
July 16 - Wichita, Kansas, INTRUST Bank Arena
July 18 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
July 19 - Lincoln, Nebraska, Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 21 - Denver, Coors Field
July 23 - Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
July 25 - Kansas City, Missouri, Sprint Center
July 27 - Minneapolis, Target Field
July 28 - Fargo, North Dakota, Fargodome
Aug. 11 - Boston, Fenway Park
Aug. 13 - Virginia Beach, Virginia, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 15 - Columbia, South Carolina, Colonial Life Arena
Aug. 17 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, BB&T Center
Aug. 18 - Tampa, Florida, Amalie Arena
Aug. 20 - Birmingham, Alabama, Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Aug. 22 - Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
Aug. 24 - St. Louis, Busch Stadium
Aug. 25 - Nashville, Tennessee, Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 27 - New Orleans, Smoothie King Center
Aug. 29 - Dallas, American Airlines Center
Aug. 31 - San Antonio, AT&T Center
Sept. 1 - Houston, Toyota Center
Sept. 5 - Albuquerque, New Mexico, Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 7 - Phoenix, Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sept. 8 - Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 21 - San Francisco, AT&T Park
Sept. 23 - San Diego, Petco Park
Sept. 25 - Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 26 - Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center Arena
Sept. 28 - Portland, Oregon, Moda Center
Sept. 29 - George, Washington, Gorge Amphitheatre
Oct. 1 - Vancouver, Rogers Arena
Oct. 4 - Sacramento, California, Golden 1 Center
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 1:45 PM
LOS ANGELES — She has a name.
Chicago West. https://t.co/3MyLwcIzTh— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2018
On Tuesday, Kardashian West confirmed the Monday birth of Chicago on her official website.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” she said in a statement. “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
Chicago West was born Jan. 15 at 12:47 a.m. PT and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She joins big brother Saint West, 2, and big sister North West, 4.
North, Saint & Chi— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2018
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE her name 😍😍😍😍 hey Chi (shy) https://t.co/Ikd0ay3DsO— Khloé (@khloekardashian) January 19, 2018
It was confirmed in September that the celebrity couple were expecting a third child via gestational carrier.
People reported that Kardashian West, 37, said her decision to hire a gestational surrogate came after her two high-risk pregnancies.
“I have always been really honest about my struggles with pregnancy,” she said on her website Thursday. “Preeclampsia and placenta accreta are high-risk conditions, so when I wanted to have a third baby, doctors said that it wasn’t safe for my — or the baby’s — health to carry on my own.”
“After exploring many options, Kanye and I decided to use a gestational carrier. Although I have used the term surrogate in the past, a gestational carrier is actually the technical term for a woman who carries a baby that she has no biological relationship to.
“A traditional surrogate donates her egg, is artificially inseminated with the father’s sperm and then carries the baby to term. Since we implanted my fertilized egg in our gestational carrier, our baby is biologically mine and Kanye’s. You can either choose someone that you know or you can go through an agency, like Kanye and I did.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 7:42 AM
— The sisters are meeting up again, and Jackée Harry couldn’t be happier.
Harry, who played Lisa Landry on the 1990s television series “Sister, Sister,” told Steve Harvey on his talk show Tuesday that a reboot of the series was imminent, ET Online reported.
“Yeah, it’s happening,” Harry said. “I’m excited.”
“Sister, Sister” aired from 1994 to 1999. The series centered around twin sisters Tia and Tamera, who were separated at birth and adopted. Tia (Tia Mowry) was adopted by Landry, while Tamera (Tamera Mowry) was adopted by Ray Campbell (Tim Reid).
Harry was promoting her role as JoAnn Payne on “The Paynes,” but spoke fondly of her time with the twin sisters, calling them “my babies,” ET Online reported.
Rumors of a reboot were rekindled in October when Tia Mowry told ET that a reunion series was "closer than ever."
“That's basically all I can say,” she said. “But I'm getting excited.”
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 7:12 AM
“He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de-wormed, no antibiotics necessary,” Pratt, who has filmed movies including “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” and “Passengers” in Atlanta, said in a lengthy Instagram post. “Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day.”
The sheep’s transition to his “final destination” as Pratt put it, was trauma-free: “Just a touch of a USDA certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don’t even notice. It’s like unplugging a TV.”
The post has sparked impassioned responses from people who either applaud Pratt’s thoughtful approach to farm-to-table living or are totally freaked out that he plans to eat a creature he described in such tender terms.
“This absolute (expletive) literally just compared killing another sentient being to unplugging a TV,” one commenter posted. “You cannot justify the needless killing or unnaturally ending the life of an animal simply by saying ‘they had a good life.'”
Said another: “This is death. This is not food.”
Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month. His wool is becoming yarn as we speak. He lived a very good life. He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de wormed, no antibiotics necessary. Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day. No stressful travel to his final destination. Trauma Free. Just a touch of a usda certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don’t even notice. It’s like unplugging a tv. Then Wocka my butcher works his magic. Right now the meat is for friends, family and gifts. Soon though it may be available to my followers as we test recipes and open up to market. Gotta get some things dialed in first. I have found a new passion to add to my many others. #farmlife and jack loves it! You’ll know where to sprinkle my ashes. I’ll tell you that.
A supporter posted, “It’s pathetic that people are commenting on here about how ‘terrible’ this is but it’s not affecting you! This is an animal from Chris’ farm and as a farm animal the cycle is a happy life then being used for consumption.”
Then a bunch of people started arguing over whether it’s healthier to eat meat or to consume only a vegetarian or vegan diet. Finally one guy introduced some levity by posting: “Poor Rocket!”
Here’s a previously posted photo; it’s not clear if the sheep posing for the camera is the one now on the dinner table.