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As Prop. 64 vote nears, Oakland embraces recreational pot

State Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) and Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) were part of a group of legislators that spearheaded the legislative effort to regulate California's commercial medical marijuana industry in 2015, which paved the way for Proposition 64's creation. Read More »

Calif. cities ban pot shops ahead of legalization vote

The City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that will immediately regulate Marijuana usage and production if a state proposition is passed by voters next week. In 2012, Colorado and Washington state were the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use. She says cities scrambling to legislate pot now, are behind the curve. Read More »

Baker, Walsh continue campaign against legal marijuana in MA

The City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that will immediately regulate Marijuana usage and production if a state proposition is passed by voters next week. And voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas will decide whether to approve marijuana for medical use, while Montana residents will vote on whether to loosen restrictions on its current medical marijuana laws. Read More »

Even with Beyoncé, the CMA Awards played to country's core

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This is just another example of country music's history of erasing the Black musicians who've contributed to the genre and a slap in the face to Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks, women who gave a performance that basically revived the show. Country star Miranda Lambert has won the award a shocking four years in a row prior. This also meant that many LGBT people were experienceing the CMAs for their first time. Read More »

California cities ban pot sales ahead of state vote

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The League of California Cities recently held a webinar about the proposition. "Passing Proposition 64, I believe, is essential to enable me to go back to Washington and change the Controlled Substances Act". On Nov. 1, San Jose City Council adopted an urgency ordinance prohibiting marijuana usage prior to the upcoming election on Nov. 8. "All the things they said were going to happen [in Colorado] are not happening", Suchil said. Read More »

Gibson unrelenting over horrors of war

Hugo Weaving and Teresa Palmer are memorable as Desmond's father and wife, respectively, but it's Vince Vaughn who brings some levity to the film as Desmond's sergeant. He certainly knows how to put you into the eye of the storm. Gibson ends " Hacksaw Ridge " on a flawless note by using documentary footage of Doss and his fellow soldiers talking about the Battle of Okinawa. Read More »

Comedian Dave Chappelle to make his 'SNL' debut Nov. 12

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The timing couldn't be more flawless, as we're going to be collectively reeling from the release of their first album in almost two decades. Hopefully, his return to sketch comedy will give us some new one liners and pieces that we can quote. Read More »

Chesney to Beyhive: "I Love Beyonce!"

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP ) - Country star Kenny Chesney picked up his first of two major awards in as many days on Tuesday just after releasing the 17th album of his career, " Cosmic Hallelujah ". Along the way he has sold out stadiums across the country, earned 29 No. 1 singles, won Entertainer of the Year several times, along with more accomplishments that make him a staple in the country music world. Read More »

Netflix Asks If Breaking Bad Is The Walking Dead Prequel

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There's one major flaw (and many minor flaws) with Netflix's hypothesis: Skinny Pete and Badger explicitly say "zombie" in a season four episode of Breaking Bad; the z-word is never used on The Walking Dead because, according to creator Robert Kirkman, "they're not familiar with zombies..." In Season 1, episode 2 of " The Walking Dead " Glenn (Steven Yeun) steals the same vehicle. Read More »

Netflix drama "The Crown" explores early reign of Britain's Queen Elizabet

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The Crown has been penned by Peter Morgan, who previously wrote the film The Queen and stage production The Audience both of which saw Elizabeth II taking centre-stage. "Never occurred to me", he laughed. "I have played Franklin Roosevelt and it's the same thing". "It's a huge honour, obviously", she says of her latest role. Read More »

GLAAD Report Finds Gay Characters Hit Record High On Network TV

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GLAAD also said that cable and streaming platforms still need to include more racially diverse LGBTQ characters . While last year's report said there were only seven transgender recurring characters on TV, this year, there are 16. GLAAD says more than 25 lesbian and bisexual female characters died on scripted TV since the beginning of 2016-most of their deaths being violent-which "sends a risky message to audiences that LGBTQ people are secondary and disposable". Read More »

Girl Power!!! 'Wonder Woman' dives into action in new trailer

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This first image from the trailer shows Diana Prince (played by Gal Gadot ) otherwise known as Wonder Woman in present day walking past the large pyramid at the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. With movies such as Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman getting mixed reviews, DC also needs their films to come alive. "I can not stand by while innocent lives are lost", she tells Hippolyta. Read More »

The New xXx 3 Trailer Gets EXTREME

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The 30-year-old actress can be seen doing some breathtaking stunts and we can make out that Deepika is part of Vin Diesel's team which has been brought together to save the world. Right now, she is in Mumbai , celebrating Diwali with her family, on which she says "I am very excited to celebrate Diwali with my family this time, has taken the much needed break!" After marriage Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan shared kiss on the Television shows, "Oprah winfrey show", not only this, Abhi ... Read More »

Cubs' victory is most-watched Series game since 1991

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The Cubs topped the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a 10-inning thriller of a Game 7 at Progressive Field for their first world championship in 108 years. Lovable losers for generations, the Cubs almost let this one get away, too. That was the most popular World Series since another curse-breaking year, when the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004 to end a long drought. Read More »

Taylor Swift gets Ryan Reynolds' help on Deadpool costume

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That was some A+ cosplay. "Thanks [Ryan Reynolds] for this costume", she captioned the photo . Swift posted several pictures of herself on Instagram as Marvel's Deadpool alongside some friends on Halloween night. Here's hoping she gave it back to Fox/Marvel/Reynold's so that they can all get going on " Deadpool 2". " Deadpool is the best!" Blake is married to actor Ryan Reynolds who portrayed the flawed superhero on the big screen. Read More »

Garth Brooks wins top award at Country Music Association Awards

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This is following in the long CMA tradition of bringing on mainstream, non-country artists to perform - previous year Justin Timberlake took the stage with Chris Stapleton to sing "Tennessee Whiskey" and "Drink You Away". Misunderstood. Little Big Town won the Vocal Group of the Year , and the Brothers Osborne took home the Vocal Duo of the Year . Though Taylor has found a new niche in the pop world, she made sure to let the CMA audience know just how important country music has ... Read More »

State calls slew of witnesses in first day of Slager trial

Opening arguments began Thursday at the Charleston County Courthouse, with prosecutors claiming Slager unnecessarily shot Walter Scott dead before attempting to frame him and lying to police investigators. "The solicitor with all the king's horses and all the king's men would speculate that the DNA got on the Taser before Slager put the Taser on Mr. Scott", Savage said. Read More »

Inside Michael Phelps' Secret Wedding

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So gorgeous! Michael Phelps shared the first pics of his secret wedding, and the ceremony - along with wife Nicole Johnson - looked absolutely attractive. Now that their months long secret has been exposed, these two aren't hiding anything anymore. Nicole answered right back with an adorable snap of her own, saying, "Truly the happiest day of my life @m_phelps00 ". Read More »

November's PlayStation Plus games

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The game, which is inspired by classic science fiction movies, follows three famous actors as they experience sci-fi movie setting adventures. The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection now has the positively received first-person story based art video game "Everybody's Gone to Rapture", and the attractive b-movie-like, science fiction top-down shooter videogame " The Deadly Tower of Monsters " for PS4; the popular rallying video game " Dirt 3 " and role-playing game "Costume Quest" for ... Read More »

Anastacia working on secret project for fans

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We had a lot of fun in the practice room". But the 48-year-old singer wasn't the only one struggling to come to terms with the injury as her professional partner Brendan Cole - who was also forced to miss a week due to a chest infection - thought she was overreacting until they were given the doctor's verdict on the following Monday. Read More »

Dylan hopes to appear at Nobel event

Academy member Per Wastberg told Sweden's Dagens Nyheter newspaper last week that it was 'impolite and arrogant" before adding: "He is who he is'. When asked why he didn't just answer the committee's calls, Dylan playfully responds, "Well, I'm right here". According to the statement, it's not yet clear whether Dylan will be present at the prize-giving ceremony on December 10. Read More »

Sharna Burgess Out of 'Dancing with the Stars' Due to Injury

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After the accident, Burgess wore a knee brace during her performance and worked through the pain to earn all 9s and 10s from the judges to top the leaderboard. "All of us were slipping on them", she explained. In the TMZ video, Burgess was shown walking into Hinchcliffe's rehearsal room where he was practicing with Johnson. Read More »

'Doctor Strange' Debuts to Magical $86 Million Internationally

Check out our SPOILER FREE review of Doctor Strange to get our complete thoughts on the film . In the film's final act, the villain Kaecilius(played by actor Mads Mikkelsen) summons the Dread Dormammu . The VFX wizardry that bends and shifts the cities of New York, London, and Hong Kong is really top-notch and makes a movie that otherwise doesn't compel much a joy to watch. Read More »

Mariah Carey slams at Woman's Day, rejects pre-marital sex claims

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Previous reports stated that Mariah and her ex- fiancé James Packer never had sex and slept in different beds. Mirror said that Packer have approved of Carey's friendship with the hunky dancer, who has shared a lot of photos alongside the star in previous weeks, describing her a "beautiful person", while traveling around on her private jet. Read More »

Hell in a Cell 2016: 5 Questions left unanswered at the PPV

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The two went at it from the time the bell rang. When it came to women's wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair's daughter Charlotte and Canadian legend Bret Hart's niece Natalya fought the match of their lives, reinvigorating the women's division that was previously considered an afterthought. Read More »

UK Okays $22 Bil Runway for Heathrow

The controversial decision to expand Heathrow will expose fresh divisions within the cabinet, with Johnson and Education Secretary Justine Greening expected to oppose the move. According to a three-year study by Britain's independent Airports Commission, a new runway at Heathrow would create 70,000 new jobs by 2050 and increase gross domestic product by between 0.65 and 0.75 percent by 2050, representing a 147 billion-pound boost to the economy over 60 years. Read More »

'Boo! A Madea Halloween' Beats 'Inferno' at Halloween Box Office

After opening to $28 million last weekend, and a 25% lift from Friday-to-Saturday in the last frame, Mr. Perry seems to have a fair size hit on his hands. Next, we have Hacksaw Ridge , a war film starring Andrew Garfield. The rest of the top five: Jack Reacher Never Go Back (No. 3, $9.6 million), The Accountant (No. Read More »

Kylie Jenner Threw the Most Intense Halloween Dinner Last Night

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While we're used to Jenner's hair and makeup transformations, this is her most nostalgic look yet - anyone who remembers when the " Dirrty " video dropped will have all the feels when they see this costume. Calling on artistic director Jeff Leatham and Sacks Productions for help setting the spooky mood, Kylie left no detail unattended to, from the décor to the food to her own attire. Read More »

Hacked memo shows how top Clinton Foundation aides helped former president

A recent tour of several African countries gave Clinton, his daughter Chelsea, and a handful of donors and aides a first-hand look at the philanthropic work of the Clinton Foundation. Republicans have accused Clinton of giving big donors favored access when she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, but no evidence of conflicts of interest has emerged in the emails. Read More »