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Plot twist – ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ sees underdogs top movie week leaderboard



a person sitting on a stage: Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing - TX: 07/11/2020 - Episode: Live show 3 - Movie week (No. 3) - Picture Shows: LIVE SHOW Motsi Mabuse - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron


Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing – TX: 07/11/2020 – Episode: Live show 3 – Movie week (No. 3) – Picture Shows: LIVE SHOW Motsi Mabuse – (C) BBC – Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Strictly Come Dancing’s leaderboard has been upset by the underdogs overtaking the competition favourites in movie week.

EastEnders actor Maisie Smith and popstar HRVY might appear to be the most technically accomplished dancers, but they were ousted from their usual position at the top of the leaderboard by two more low-key performers.

Read more: Strictly confirms it will continue through second lockdown

Out in front after the judges’ voting is presenter Ranvir Singh, on a 2020 series high score of 27 points after she scored nine points from all three judges for her Dreamgirls-inspired Foxtrot.

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A longtime fixture in U.S. politics, Biden finally wins elusive prize

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden, a fixture in U.S. politics for a half century as a senator and vice president, completed a long climb to the political summit that included two previous failed presidential bids by defeating President Donald Trump.

When he enters the White House on Jan. 20, Biden, at the age of 78, will be the oldest person ever to assume the office.

The Democrat from Delaware played up his political experience during a bitter and divisive campaign, casting himself as a tested leader capable of healing a nation battered by the coronavirus pandemic and providing steadiness after the turbulence of Trump’s presidency.

“With age comes a little bit of wisdom,” he said before the polls closed on Tuesday.

Edison Research and the major U.S. television networks on Saturday projected Biden’s victory over the Republican Trump. Trump has escalated his unsubstantiated attacks on the voting process in recent

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. set for Hall of Fame induction

The two-hour virtual induction will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday

Years after their deaths, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. will be inducted into the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

With coronavirus cases continuing to surge throughout the U.S., the Rock Hall’s annual live induction ceremony will be replaced with a virtual celebration. Premiering on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday (8 p.m. EST/PST), the two-hour special will lack an audience cheering on electrifying performances, but the virtual format will feature appearances by a number of A-listers who taped salutes to this year’s class.

Read More: Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. greenlit for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

In moving tributes, Alicia Keys described her beautiful friendship with Houston and called the Grammy-winning singer “the greatest voice of all time.”

Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, 87, gave a speech on her daughter’s behalf. “I’m so

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Lindsey Graham: Joe Biden ‘deserves’ to have Cabinet picks

  • GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday said that President-elect Joe Biden should have his Cabinet nominees confirmed by the US Senate, according to The Hill.
  • “The vice president deserves a Cabinet,” he said. “I will give him my input about who I could vote for as Secretary of State [and] Attorney General.”
  • But Graham added that he would not support certain nominees if “they’re unqualified or too extreme.”
  • Graham, an ally of President Donald Trump, was recently reelected to a fourth term in the Senate.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday said that President-elect Joe Biden “deserves” to have his Cabinet nominees confirmed by the US Senate, according to The Hill.

In a Zoom call with reporters, the South Carolina Republican expressed his intention to support Biden on filling key administration posts, but stated that he would oppose candidates whom he deemed as unfit

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Laura Osnes Talks About Her Radio Free Birdland Concert and More on Backstage LIVE With Richard Ridge

BroadwayWorld’s Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of your favorite stars’ latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly.

Yesterday, he chatted with one of Broadway’s most enchanting leading ladies, Laura Osnes, who performed a very special concert last night, November 6 (7pm), as a part of the Radio Free Birdland series.

Osnes talked about the concert and more during the interview.

“It was so hard not having people there, it was so different,” she said of the concert. “I felt like I had to work so hard to maintain my energy. But it’s also so special. We’re going to look back on this time capsule of life and be like ‘we survived that, we went through that, and we found a way to keep going in the midst of it.'”

Osnes talked a bit about what fans can expect from the concert.

“There is a

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Kelly Clarkson Files Petition In Lawsuit With Father-In-Law’s Company

More than five months after announcing her divorce, Kelly Clarkson is involved in a legal battle with her estranged husband’s dad. Clarkson’s management company of 13 years, Starstruck Management Group — which is owned by Narvel Blackstock, the father of her ex, Brandon Blackstock — filed a lawsuit against the singer in September, claiming she owes more than $1.4 million in unpaid commissions, according to People. Now, the magazine reports Clarkson is fighting back with her own court filing.

People obtained an Oct. 20 labor petition in which Clarkson claimed that Starstruck Management Group violated the California Labor Code for “procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements” for her without first obtaining a talent agency license. The musician argued that any and all agreements — including their verbal contract in which she agreed to pay them 15% commission on her gross earnings — be “declared void

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How To Watch Joe Biden’s Victory Speech Tonight Online & On TV

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will give his acceptance speech Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, capping a tumultuous election week that hit its apex Saturday. That’s when Pennsylvania was called for the Democratic challenger, pushing him past the 270 electoral vote threshold to overtake President Donald Trump.

As they have done all week, the broadcast networks will carve into primetime to cover Biden and Harris, who will speak tonight from Wilmington, DE, with Harris first up before introducing Biden, according to reports. You can watch the entire event on Deadline here via PBS NewsHour:

Among the changes to tonight’s primetime lineup, NBC said today that it will moves its coverage of the Notre Dame-Clemson college football game to USA Network to make room for the Biden-Harris coverage. The game will return to NBC after the coverage

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Celebrations erupt across the country as Biden declared winner of presidency

The widespread sound of cheering, honking, pot-banging and more erupted in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, Minneapolis and other largely Democratic cities Trump has disparaged. Some rejoiced at the imminent departure of Trump from the White House, while others touted the historic ascendancy of Biden’s running mate, Kamala D. Harris, who will become the nation’s first Black and first Asian American woman vice president.

“No more years! No more years!” a crowd of hundreds chanted in Philadelphia.

Frankie Rowles, 32, was in a downtown Philadelphia food hall when the news broke. He ran into the streets and joined a growing crowd of celebrators across the street from the city’s convention center, where votes were tallied this week.

He immediately drew his cellphone and started live-streaming himself jumping up and down.

“Yeah we did it, Philadelphia! Aaaagh!”

He crouched down for a minute, gathering his thoughts. “I’m so proud of us,”

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Biden’s victory seemed clear for more than a day. So why did the media hold off on calling it?

Day after day, hour after hour, as Joe Biden’s vote tally crept closer to definitive wins in several key states, top news organizations declined to declare what was becoming obvious to many observers — that Biden had won the presidency.



Joe Biden, Donald Trump are posing for a picture: A monitor broadcasts results for the 2020 U.S. presidential election in New York’s Times Square on Tuesday.


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A monitor broadcasts results for the 2020 U.S. presidential election in New York’s Times Square on Tuesday.

The delay inspired second-guessing from statistical and voting experts, as well as suspicions that the networks were being cowed into excess caution by Biden’s increasingly truculent opponent, President Trump.

“Biden is winning Nevada by TWO POINTS with mostly Dem ballots in Clark remaining and they haven’t called it?” marveled journalist Peter Hamby early Saturday on Twitter. “That’s just bananas. Any other cycle they would have called it.”

“It sure seems to me like not calling the race when the outcome is obvious . . . gives the president more

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Guinea court confirms President Conde’s re-election for third term

CONAKRY (Reuters) – Guinea’s top court on Saturday confirmed President Alpha Conde’s victory in last month’s election, rejecting accusations of fraud and handing him a third term his opponents say is unconstitutional.

FILE PHOTO: Guinea’s President Alpha Conde laughs as he addresses a conference in Berlin, Germany November 19, 2019. John MacDougall/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

A campaign earlier this year by Conde, 82, to change the constitution in order to circumvent a two-term limit and subsequent candidacy in the Oct. 18 election sparked violent protests that resulted in the deaths of dozens of people.

Cellou Dalein Diallo, a former prime minister and Conde’s main rival, joined other opposition candidates in alleging irregularities in the official poll results that showed Conde with 59.5% of the vote.

But constitutional court president Mohamed Lamine Bangoura said they had produced no evidence and declared Conde the winner.

Conde reacted by appealing to national unity.

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