'Wild Life' and 'Red Rose Speedway' expanded, with 'The Bruce McMouse Show' movie to be unveiled after 45 years.
Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats.
The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather.
The 26-year-old also was given balloons and a cake to celebrate her recent birthday.
Cardi B says she cares a lot about kids and the community and feels it's important to set a good example.
On Oct. 1, she got a summons in connection with a melee at a New York strip club. Her lawyer says the star didn't cause any harm.
About three weeks earlier, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj were involved in an altercation at a New York Fashion Week party.
Guns N' Roses guitarist invites bandmate to perform "It's So Easy" during the last show of his solo tour.
Jake Kiszka recalls ghostly footsteps and laughter as band worked on 'Anthem of the Peaceful Army.'
A Houston museum issued a public apology for using a subject line that could be construed as racially offensive, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science used the term “Party with spooks” in the subject line of its bi-weekly electronic newsletter, the newspaper reported.
While the word "spook" is a synonym for "ghost," it is also a derogatory slur for black Americans.
"It's a tie to our annual Halloween party, which we've been doing for 10 years,” museum president Joel Bartsch told the Chronicle. “The word was meant to be a riff on the word spooky. That was the intention."
Bartsch said that when his employees saw the subject line, they addressed it by sending an explanation, the newspaper reported.
"Internal eyes noticed the subject line directly after it was sent,” Bartsch told the newspaper.
The explanation reads:
"HMNS is committed to diversity and inclusion. We deeply regret that the subject line in this newsletter included a word with an offensive connotation, and sincerely apologize to everyone who received it. We are revisiting our internal policies and editorial review procedures to ensure this does not happen again."
Country music singer Keith Urban’s concert in North Dakota proved to be beneficial for a school charity, the Grand Forks Herald reported.
Urban, playing in Grand Forks as part of his “Graffiti U” tour, received a $5,000 donation from the Engelstad Foundation for the charity of his choice, the newspaper reported. Urban decided to give the money to the Grand Forks Public Schools Music Program.
The donation will fully fund new guitar classes at Red River and Central high schools, the Herald reported.
Both high schools recently added guitar programs, and now every student can participate with a guitar, the newspaper reported.
Prince Harry scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Friday to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific.
The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball and to find inspiration to recover.
The fact that the Duchess of Sussex never planned to climb the world's tallest steel arch bridge with her husband had fueled speculation that she is pregnant. The speculation was confirmed on Monday when Harry and the former Meghan Markle announced that their first child is due in the northern spring.
Harry, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, four members of the Australian team and the widow of an Australian veteran climbed more than 1,000 steps up the back of an arch to raise the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 flag.
"The Sydney Harbor Bridge is an Australian icon and I can think of no better place to raise the ... flag," Morrison said in a statement.
During the descent, Harry hugged fellow climber Gwen Cherne, a games ambassador whose husband Peter Cafe, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, took his own life in February.
"We were talking about mental health and really working on changing the way that our global community looks at mental health and deals with it," Cherne said later.
The flag will fly 134 meters (440 feet) above Sydney Harbor until the games close on Oct. 27.
Harry and his American former actress wife will attend the opening and closing games ceremonies. Around 500 athletes from 18 nations will compete in venues around Sydney.
The couple earlier Friday walked barefoot on Bondi Beach to meet a group of surfers focused on mental wellbeing.
The group, OneWave, meet weekly in an "anti-bad vibe circle" on the sand.
While the group dressed in loud and outrageous fluorescent outfits, Harry and Meghan were more subdued, but their message to the group was clear.
"They're super passionate about mental health. They are showing that mental health does not discriminate," OneWave co-founder Grant Trebilco said.
Charlotte Connell, a OneWave member, said Harry spoke of his own experiences seeking counselling more than 20 years after his mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 when he was aged 12.
"Harry said it took him not six months, but 18 months to find the right person to speak to. 'You're not going to find the right person to speak to straight away,'" Connell said.
Both Harry and Meghan used exercise as a way of keeping well, Connell said.
"Even in her jetlagged state, she got up in the morning and did yoga at 4.30 a.m.," Connell said.
"She said it's so good for healing her mind," Connell added.
After Bondi, the couple made an unannounced visit to Macarthur Girls High School in Parramatta in central Sydney.
The shrieking students gave the couple a rock star welcome to a school assembly.
"When they walked in, I felt like my heart stopped. Their presence just made everyone shocked," 15-year-old student Rhiannon said.
The couple finished their day's events with formal meetings with Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten.
Harry and Meghan will also visit Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand during their 16-day tour.
McGuirk reported from Canberra, Australia.
The director’s cut did not quite follow the plan.
The British street artist whose “Girl With Balloon” artwork self-shredded after being sold for $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Oct. 5, suggested that the painting was supposed to be totally destroyed, and that the machine jammed, the BBC reported.
As art patrons gasped, Banksy’s work began passing through a shredder hidden in its frame and stopped about halfway through its destructive operation.
In a clip posted to YouTube called “Shred the Love: The Director’s Cut,” a man is shown building the frame and then completely shreds a copy of “Girl With Balloon.” A caption in the video notes that “In rehearsals it worked every time.”
“It does look like paper coming out, but there is a chance it could be a fine linen,” said Danielle Howe, who works at John Jones, a London-based canvas supplier, told The New York Times. “(But) it’s difficult to determine without looking at the work in person.”
Alex Branczik, Sotheby's head of contemporary art in Europe, repeated that the auction house was not privy to Banksy’s stunt, the BBC reported.
“Some people think the auction house were in on it, they weren’t,” Banksy said in an Instagram post on Thursday that pointed people to the YouTube video.
In an interview with The Art Newspaper, Branczik said Sotheby’s had asked Pest Control, Banksy’s official authentication body, if the frame could be removed before the auction.
“Pest Control said very clearly: The frame is integral to the artwork,” Branczik told the magazine. "Which it was. Just not in the sort of way that we thought.”
The buyer of the artwork has kept it, the Times reported. It has been renamed “Love Is in the Bin,” after Pest Control issued a new authentication certificate, the newspaper reported.
Former professional wrestler Dick Slater, a volatile performer whose nicknames of “Dirty Dick” and “Mr. Unpredictable” were a testament to his reputation, has died, World Wrestling Entertainment said in a statement Thursday. He was 67.
Details of Slater’s death have not been released.
“I have so many memories of Dickie,” said former pro wrestler Gerald Brisco, who wrestled with and against Slater and is currently a WWE talent scout. “I loved him and we laughed about the many stories we shared through the years.”
One of seven children, Richard Van Slater was born in Albany, New York, on May 19, 1951. He lived in Ravena, New York, before moving to Tampa, Florida, with his mother and stepfather when he was 9.
Slater began wrestling as an amateur with his Robinson High School classmate and future pro wrestling friend -- and foe -- Mike Graham. He attended the University of Tampa, where he was a teammate of another future wrestling star, Paul Orndorff.
Slater wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance during the 1970s and was a familiar face on the Florida promotion’s weekly television show, “Championship Wrestling From Florida.”
Slater was known for his rough-and-tumble tactics and was involved in several wrestling feuds when he performed in Florida. The match results could be unpredictable, too. After interfering in a 1974 match at Miami Marine Stadium, Slater was tossed into Biscayne Bay by Dusty Rhodes, according to The Miami News.
Slater’s career accelerated when he became a fixture in the Georgia Championship Wrestling promotion. Wrestling mostly as a “heel,” or villain, Slater’s unorthodox, brawling style made him a box office star.
Slater also wrestled for World Championship Wrestling and traveled to Japan. He wrestled for WWE in 1986-87.
"Slater was a prolific competitor during the 1970s and 1980s in Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, where he teamed with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton and had a memorable rivalry with WWE Hall of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts," WWE said in its statement. "WWE extends its condolences to Slater’s family, friends and fans.”
Despite his gruff exterior, Slater could be a prankster in the locker room, Brisco said.
One incident in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the mid-1980s was typical.
“On our way to the arena, Dick saw a fireworks stand where you could buy big cherry bombs,” Brisco said. “Jack (Brisco’s brother) and I were heels at the time so we were in the same dressing room.
“Dick got his fireworks out and one was a whirlybird bomb. He lights it and it goes up and I’m next to Dick. When it comes down it went right into my right cheek and sets my new jeans on fire,” Brisco said. “I’m on fire, my pants are on fire. And I still have the burn mark.
“We all laugh but I have no pants and my cheek is burned. But Dick went out and bought me some new Levi’s. He thought it was great. I didn’t.”
Slater’s life outside the ring could also be volatile, as he had several brushes with the law. His most serious offense occurred on Dec. 27, 2003, when he was charged with attempted murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Theresa Marie Halbert, three times with an 8-inch butcher knife, the Tampa Bay Times reported in 2003.
After pleading no contest, Slater was sentenced in June 2004 to a year of house arrest followed by two years of probation, the newspaper reported.
In a 1987 lawsuit, Slater was accused of aggravated battery for allegedly body-slamming Bruce Siira and breaking his knee outside a bar in Lantana, Florida.
In 2012, Slater collaborated with Linton Herbert on his autobiography, “1,000 Lives: Autobiography of Richard Van ‘Dirty Dick’ Slater.”
“I’ve lived a thousand lives,” Slater wrote. “Most men can’t say that, but I can because I have lived a thousand lives.”
Supermodel Karlie Kloss has married businessman Joshua Kushner.
Kloss posted a photo of her in a wedding dress and Kushner in a tuxedo — both of them beaming — on Instagram and Twitter Thursday night. People magazine reports the couple married at a small ceremony in upstate New York and will have a larger ceremony in the spring.
Kloss' publicists did not return an email seeking details about the wedding Thursday.
Kushner is the younger brother of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers.
Kloss has modeled for Victoria Secret and numerous luxury brands, and will be the new host of "Project Runway."
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