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Happy Birthday Elvis! He Would Have Turned 84 Years Old

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Here’s some foundation data about Elvis Presley, one of the greatest moving melodic demonstrations ever, with in excess of a billion records sold around the world.

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  • Birth date: January 8, 1935
  • Death date: August 16, 1977
  • Birth place: Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Birth name: Elvis Aaron Presley
  • Father: Vernon Presley
  • Mother: Gladys Presley
  • Marriage: Priscilla (Beaulieu) Presley (May 1, 1967-October 9, 1973, divorced)
  • Children: Lisa Marie, February 1, 1968
  • Military service: US Army, 1958-1960

Timeline:

  • 1953  Meets producer Sam Phillips.
  • 1954 – Records “That’s All Right,” at Sun Records in Memphis, his first hit.
  • 1956 – Makes his television debut on “Stage Show.”
  • 1956 – Has his first No. 1 single with “Heartbreak Hotel.”
  • September 9, 1956 – Appears on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
  • November 15, 1956 – First movie, “Love Me Tender,” is released.
  • March 1957 – Purchases Graceland for $102,500.
  • December 20, 1960 – “Flaming Star” is released, Elvis’ only non-singing movie role.
  • February 29, 1968 –Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Sacred Performance for “How Great Thou Art.”
  • December 3, 1968 – The television special “Elvis” airs. It is later called “The ’68 Comeback Special.”
  • December 21, 1970 – Meets with US President Richard Nixon at the White House.
  • August 28, 1971 – Receives the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • March 3, 1973 – Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Inspirational Performance for “He Touched Me.”
  • 1972 – Has his last US Top 10 hit in his lifetime with “Burning Love.”
  • January 14, 1973 – Elvis’ television special, “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii – Via Satellite,” is seen in 40 countries by 1 billion to 1.5 billion people.
  • March 1, 1975 – Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Inspirational Performance (Non-Classical) for “How Great Thou Art.”
  • June 26, 1977 – Performs his last concert, in Indianapolis.
  • January 8, 1993 – The US Postal Service releases an Elvis commemorative postage stamp. More than 500 million are printed, three times the usual print run for a commemorative stamp.
  • 2002 – A remix of Elvis’ song, “A Little Less Conversation,” reaches the Top 10 in music charts around the world.
  • August 11-19, 2007 – First annual Elvis Week. Tens of thousands attend the festivities at Graceland celebrating the 30th anniversary of his death.
  • October 31, 2018 – Forbes names Elvis number two on its top-earning dead celebrities list, with an estimated $40 million in earnings.
  • November 16, 2018 – US President Donald Trump posthumously awards Presley the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — along with six others, including baseball phenom Babe Ruth and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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ABC News responds to Amy Robach video, says Epstein accuser interview wasn’t ready for air

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faced questions Tuesday about whether it was reluctant to air a sensitive story about alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of its reporter complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser.

The conservative web site Project Veritas released video of Amy Robach venting that “every day I get more and more pissed” that her 2015 interview with Virginia Roberts never made the air. The video, taken while Robach was in a Times Square studio but not on the air in late August. Project Veritas says the video came from an ABC insider, but it did not identify the person.

ABC said Tuesday that the interview didn’t meet its standards because it lacked sufficient corroborating evidence. Robach said she was “caught in a private moment of frustration.”

The episode raised immediate comparisons to reporter Ronan Farrow’s accusations that NBC News discouraged his reporting on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct. Farrow then took his story to the New Yorker magazine.

The correspondent was visibly exasperated as she complained that “I tried for three years to get (the interview) on to no avail and now it’s coming out and it’s like these ‘new revelations’ and I freaking had all of it.”

She said she was told “who’s Jeffrey Epstein, no one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.”

Robach also complained in the video that both lawyer Alan Dershowitz and the British Royal Palace applied pressure to ABC not to air the interview with Roberts. She suggested that the network feared that airing the interview would hurt its ability to get interviews with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Jimmy Garoppolo to Erin Andrews: “It Feels Great, Baby”

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Jimmy Garoppolo made enough plays during last night’s game against Arizona to preserve San Francisco’s perfect record. He was understandably all smiles during a postgame interview with Fox’s Erin Andrews. Andrews seemed to enjoy it too.

And we love to see pleasant interactions between two professionals, don’t we, folks?

Usually I have a pretty good Spidey sense for how these things are going to play out in the media ecosystem. But this one? It’s a real mystery.

Will Garoppolo be criticized for calling a female reporter “babe” or will it largely be laughed off like it was when Rob Gronkowski did similar? Will there be a glut of thinkpieces asking how the reaction and perception would be different had, say, Lamar Jackson done the same thing? Maaaaaybe.

It’s all very exciting and definitely a worthwhile discussion for someone who is very much not me to have.

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Would we be able to Stop Hating On ‘Diablo 3’ Ahead Of BlizzCon’s ‘Diablo 4’ Reveal?

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It’s currently an open mystery that piece of Blizzard’s “we should disregard that entire Hong Kong thing” plan for BlizzCon will be a major uncover of Diablo 4, nearby news about Overwatch 2 and different titles.

There have been spills about Diablo 4 for half a month now, some particularly phony (no it won’t be a FPS to supplant Destiny) some that are likely valid (Barbarian, Mage, Druid as three of the classes).

In any case, one normal abstain I continue hearing in some limit is that Diablo 4 will return to Diablo’s “underlying foundations.” No a greater amount of that daylight and rainbow poop from Diablo 3. We’re returning to Diablo 1-2 when the game was great and dim and abrasive and bleeding and fiendishness!

Sorry at the same time, if it’s not too much trouble stop.

I didn’t place 2000 hours into 12 characters crosswise over support and PC adaptations of Diablo 3 to hear it criticized as a terrible game that ought to be stayed away from when new portions are created.

But then it fixed itself. When Reaper of Souls and Loot 2.0 came around a year or so later, Diablo 3 was a game changed. It went from unremarkable to what I would esteem the best ARPG ever, and it had deals to coordinate. By last tally, Diablo 3 had sold 30 million duplicates between the base game and Reaper, and that was before it propelled on Switch, making it a standout amongst other selling games.

I additionally think individuals are seeing Diablo 2 with rose shaded focal points to a limited degree. Truly, it was likewise an extraordinary game, however not without a lot of issues including things like tricked things, secured assembles and the way that it was absolutely invaded by spam merchants later in its life. Diablo 2 is the reason the Auction House existed in Diablo 3 so Blizzard could attempt to get some way of command over that bootleg market (yet it about slaughtered the game at any rate).

Diablo 3 is additionally not as splendid and lively as everybody appears to erroneously recall. I recollect indeed, there were some early reviews that were entirely brilliant and bright and looked somewhat odd. Be that as it may, when the game was discharged, the entirety of that was quieted, and keeping in mind that sure, there were various zones that were fields and deserts rather than caverns and more gives in and hellfire pits, they unquestionably weren’t chipper. What’s more, when Reaper of Souls hit, every one of those new conditions were unfathomably dull and creepy. Also, as far as the butchery? That is to say, have you at any point murdered a beast in that game and viewed a sea of blood and a thousand pounds of ribs hit the stone floor? Offer me a reprieve. It’s increasingly shocking essentially by the generational graphical distinction somewhere in the range of D2 and D3 alone.

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