Lighter Side of News (Dec. 16, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.

Rhea428


Quiz Description

Don't worry, I am keeping this week's quiz true to the name "lighter side". That said, RIP Alan Thicke.

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1 Kloefkorn 494 99 15
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2 Rhea428 444 96 15
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2 MyrowitzJ 444 96 15
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4 helitzur 437 93 15
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5 KashyapN 429 91 15
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6 ChloeDenmark 387 89 15
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7 ElendilPickle 384 85 15
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7 VenguswamyK 384 85 15
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7 HoH 384 85 15
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10 quarterrican 353 81 15
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11 CoenM 346 79 15
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12 Nicole 341 77 15
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13 Commodore 328 74 15
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15 LuskT 326 71 00
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17 MoyseyC 296 67 15
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18 AdamKing 282 65 15
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19 BringMoreLegos 279 62 15
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Questions:

A press event was held this week that featured such individuals as: Snooki, Tyra Banks and Jon Lovitz. These individuals evaded all questions inquiring about a certain executive producer. What television program, set to premiere on January 2, 2017, were these individuals promoting?

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The New Celebrity Apprentice

This week the Los Angeles Rams finally did it. What veteran head coach was fired by the Rams?

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Jeff Fisher

Nominations for the 2017 Golden Globes Awards were announced this week. What high box office grossing superhero film received a nomination for Best Musical or Comedy?

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Deadpool

This past week Patti Smith sung "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" in tribute to Bob Dylan. In what nation did Smith perform this song?

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Sweden

What name (one word) is associated with both of the images seen here?

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Sundance

Sports Illustrated just announced its "Sportsman of the Year" for 2016. Who is it?

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Lebron James

Of the actresses nominated for Golden Globe Awards in the film categories (15 total), which one is currently pregnant?

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Natalie Portman

What comedic actress and Saturday Night Live performer will finally have her shot at carrying a movie with her star turn in "The Lunch Witch"?

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Kate McKinnon

As of December 16th, what soccer club leads the league table for the 2016-17 English Premier League season?

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Chelsea

The mini-theme for this week is titled: "Sandys from Grease". Here we go. Olivia Newton-John made news this week by giving a loan to her daughter Chloe Lattanzi and Chloe's fiancé in order for the young couple to move to Oregon and start a farm to grow what crop?

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Marijuana

Two performers known for their long time involvement with a certain television program recently announced a 49 city tour titled "Move- -Beyond". Who is the female half of this duo?

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Julianne Hough

The name of what man, who celebrated his 93rd birthday this week, has been marked over in this darkly humorous image?

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Bob Barker