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WWE legend Ric Flair announced as host for Donald Trump fundraising event

The fellow WWE Hall of Famers will be reunited (Picture: YouTube|RexFeatures)Ric Flair has been announced as an honorary host an upcoming Donald Trump fundraising event. The 43rd President of the United States, who has his own history in the world of wrestling, is holding a fundraiser for Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker and the WWE legend will be part of the honorary host committee. Flair will appear at the event on December 1 alongside Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Glavine and retired NFL quarterback Doug Flutie. Trump is hosting the fundraiser at his own Mar-A-Lago resort. It will be a relatively rare public appearance for the Nature Boy, who was recently spotted at a Jackson St. football game with head coach Deion Sanders. Flair is yet to make his own announcemen

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Like Britney Spears, you too can run afoul of fiduciary conflicts

Last month, the Free Britney movement and Ms. Spears’ request to remove her dad as conservator was a well-publicized success. A Los Angeles judge suspended Jamie Spears as conservator of Britney’s estimated $60 million estate and designated a CPA as the temporary replacement to oversee her finances. The court suspended Mr. Spears based on allegations that he violated his fiduciary duty. Fiduciary duty is a legal obligation of the highest degree for one party to act in the best interest of another. But I didn’t do anything wrong! Mr. Spears’ response to the court’s decision to remove him suggested he didn’t believe he did anything wrong. “But Jamie believes every single decision he has made has been in her best interest,” his attorney told CNN. Britney Spears said in a court filing that she

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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 16-23

  The congregation at Canoga Park Lutheran Church celebrates its 75th anniversary with two services on Oct. 17. The church is on Jordan Avenue at Valerio Street. (Google Street View)  Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 16-23.   Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. Oct. 17. The 10 a.m. service is also live streamed on the church’s YouTube here: bit.ly/3mRk9ZK. Readings: 1 Timothy 6:6-16; Philippians 4:6-7; Matthew 20:1-16. Masks are required. 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-6968. Email: office@popwh.org. Find the service bulletin and hymns here: www.popwh.org/happenings.html Changed Lives, Changing Lives: The Rev. Rob Denton begins a five-part sermon series “Hig

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The 10 Best Wool Gloves

A pair of warm wool gloves are one of the best ways to give your hands some TLC during the colder months. Whether they’re made from 100% wool or a blend, the best wool gloves are super warm and soft, with enough stretch to let you build snowmen, shovel, or just use your phone without getting cold fingers. Plus, they come in a range of styles to suit every budget. Wool is naturally insulating, moisture-wicking, and absorbs water without feeling damp, helping your hands stay dry and warm. Among the different types of wool, merino sheep wool is sought after because it’s temperature-regulating and extremely soft. Some gloves are made from cashmere, luxurious wool made from goat hair that’s more insulating, lighter, and softer than sheep wool. But these high-quality wools can be expensive (and

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Oakland homicides surpass 2020 totals, leaving victims’ families in stunned grief

Three gunshots echoed around Joshua Hatcher. The window of his car shattered next to him. Then Hatcher looked right at his niece, Shamara Young. She wasn’t ducking, or trying to dodge the bullets flying into his passenger’s seat. The 15-year-old was just sitting there with a gunshot wound in her head as Hatcher struggled to keep driving. “That’s when I kind of went hysterical — everything came to my mind at once,” Hatcher said. Cradling her body with his free hand, he hit the gas and drove straight to a hospital, where doctors confirmed what he already suspected. Shamara’s death, on Oct. 6 — after a road rage encounter that stretched for nearly two miles across East Oakland — marked the city’s 109th homicide, a grim milestone that equaled last year’s number of killings, with nearly three m

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Where is the line between life and art?

Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth in Bergman Island. | IFC FilmsBergman Island is a delightful anagram of a movie, and one of the best films of the year. Making art requires wrestling with ghosts. They’re inescapable. Specters of the artist’s heroes loom invisibly from some great beyond, peering at the scribbles or dances or paintings. Traces of every person who’s ever praised or criticized the artist’s talent, no matter how qualified — an aunt, a gallery director, a high school theater critic — linger in the air, whispering. Only very confident, very arrogant, or very foolish artists entirely tune them out. Ingmar Bergman, the revered Swedish filmmaker, believed in ghosts more than anything. Or so Chris and Tony (Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth) are told when visiting his home on Fårö Island, off the S

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The myth of the climate moderate

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in front of the US Capitol on September 30. | Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images“There isn’t a middle ground between a livable and unlivable world.” After months of discussion and debate, Democrats are at an impasse on a raft of infrastructure legislation that could make or break President Joe Biden’s effort to fight climate change. The rift, as it’s framed in countless news stories, is between progressives who want an ambitious social and climate spending bill and moderates who have protested the price tag. But there’s a problem with portraying these disagreements as a conflict between moderates and progressives. This picture leaves out the unarguable scientific reality that pollution is warming the planet at an unsustainable and dangerous rate. Ther

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Kobe Bryant Once Refused to Interview With a Reporter Unless They Took off Their Adidas Sweatsuit First: ‘I’m Serious Because I’m Not Doing It’

Similar to his mentor, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant didn’t appreciate getting slighted. He often used any extra motivation he could find to help him dominate for the Los Angeles Lakers.  However, some beefs went beyond the basketball court. After his well-documented breakup with Adidas, Bryant seemingly wanted nothing to do with the athletic apparel company; he essentially signed with Nike and never looked back. One time, though, he actually (half-jokingly but also somewhat seriously) told a reporter he wouldn’t do an interview with them until they changed their clothes. They were wearing Adidas. Kobe Bryant broke up with Adidas and went to Nike According to The Undefeated, Kobe Bryant signed with Adidas in 1996, and after repping the brand during his rookie season, he rece

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Michael Jordan Embarrassed a Beaten-Down Dennis Johnson With a Postseason Explosion: ‘Little Did He Know What Was Coming’

Chicago Bulls forward Michael Jordan shrugs his shoulders as he talks to a referee during a game against the Washington Bullets at Capital Centre circa 1985 in Washington, | Focus on Sport via Getty ImagesThe Celtics were the best team in the NBA during the 1985-86 NBA season. Dennis Johnson took it hard. Known as a lock-down defender, the former Boston Celtics guard was crushed after a young Michael Jordan torched the team for 49 points. Although the Celtics convincingly won 123-104 in Game 1 of the first round of the 1986 NBA Playoffs, DJ wasn’t happy. He vowed to do a better job on Jordan the next game. “Little did he know what was coming,” said Boston’s Jerry Sichting of Johnson. Michael Jordan helped the Bulls stay close early in Game 1 with a 49-point effort Chicago Bulls f

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Squid Game star HoYeon Jung hits 20million followers on Instagram after huge success of Netflix series

The show has become Netflix’s most-watched ever (Picture: Netflix)HoYeon Jung, who stars as Kang Sae-byeok in Squid Game, has received heaps of praise for her performance, earning millions of followers on social media. Squid Game has taken the streaming world by storm, becoming the most-watched show on Netflix ever, with 111m people tuning in. With many newfound fans diving straight into the nine episodes, the brutal plot is being relentlessly discussed around the world. One person who viewers quickly became attached to was North Korean defector Sae-byeok, who possesses very heartfelt reasons for entering the game. While this is star HoYeon’s first acting role, she’s instantly become loved by fans and her popularity has seen her social media following sharply increase. In re

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Editorial: Cut water use before state’s supply runs out

Bay Area residents need to get serious about meeting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s request in July for Californians to voluntarily cut their water usage by 15%. The alternative won’t be pretty. It seems we forgot what the failure to conserve supplies can lead to during a prolonged drought. In 2015, then-Gov. Jerry Brown mandated that urban users across California cut use by 25%, the first in state history. That came a year after the state largely ignored Brown’s request for a 20% voluntary cut in water use. Now 90% of the state is gripped by extreme or exceptional drought. But residents throughout the state — including Bay Area counties — are largely failing to meet Newsom’s request. As of July, Californians had reduced their home water use by just 1.8%, and Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego

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I Finally Found the Perfect Cold Weather Shirt for Hiking, Chilling, and Sleeping

Photo: Mark Fisher/SmartWool.Scouting Report: This comfy shirt goes from the desk to the trail to the bedroom I’m a pretty serious hiker and camper, so I like to stay up-to-date on all the latest outdoorsy gear, from hardcore hiking boots and fire pits to an ultra light tent that doubles as hiking poles. As such, I was psyched to get my hands on the original cold-weather SmartWool base layer shirt. It’s called a “base layer”shirt because that’s exactly what it’s designed to be – a base layer. Depending on how much warmth you need, you can just wear the shirt on its own or layer up with a fleece, hoodie, jacket, and/or windbreaker for extra warmth. The lightweight shirt is made for all things outdoors – hiking, biking, climbing, camping, skiing, paddling – pretty much any activity where ...

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Succession’s Brian Cox dons glorious ‘f*** off’ mask in homage to his character Logan Roy at season 3 premiere

Brian looked fab at the premiere of Succession season 3 (Picture: Getty/HBO)Succession star Brian Cox caught the attention of the cameras with a bold addition to his outfit at the season 3 premiere in London with a nod to his alter-ego’s catchphrase. It’s the show everyone’s talking about, and on Friday night, Brian, 75, made sure it would continue to remain so as he stepped out on the red carpet at the London Film Festival for the glitzy event. The Scottish star and his wife, Nicole Ansari-Cox wore matching ‘f*** off’ face masks to accessorise their outfits in a hilarious reminder of Brian’s formidable character, Logan Roy. His mask also featured the slogan ‘#TeamLoganRoy’ in another act of appreciation to his on-screen self. Uproxx reported Brian’s character utters the words

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Game of Thrones’ The Mountain actor Hafþór Bjornsson confirms WWE offers and reveals future plans

Hafthor plays The Mountain and is the world’s strongest man (Picture: HBO/SKY TV)Game of Thrones actor Hafþór Bjornsson has received multiple offers from WWE. The towering actor and 2018 world’s strongest man – who played The Mountain in the HBO fantasy epic and has since moved into boxing – has opened up on Vince McMahon’s company trying to get him on board, and explained why the move isn’t for him. On the Impaulsive podcast, host Logan Paul asked: ‘Have you ever considered WWE or was that ever on your or their radar?’ Bjornsson replied: ‘Theirs. They reached out a few times. I thought about it but like I said before… Iceland.’ However, the giant – who is focused on facing strongman rival Eddie Hall in the boxing ring – revealed he wouldn’t want to be away from his homeland ...

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