Lighter Side of News (Jan. 27, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

Kloefkorn


Quiz Description

Despite all the news of celebrities involved in politics and the passing of MTM, I am trying to keep this "light".

Full Results:

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1 BarthR 453 98 15
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2 Kloefkorn 440 96 00
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3 EverettJ 416 93 00
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3 MyrowitzJ 416 93 15
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5 BarkerC 407 89 15
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5 quarterrican 407 89 00
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7 RautY 386 85 00
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8 jveditz 375 83 00
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9 CoenM 367 81 00
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10 VenguswamyK 364 79 00
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11 GoodmanDL 359 77 00
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12 DoyleE 356 75 00
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13 bmrafferty 326 72 15
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14 ChrisRosenberg 321 70 00
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15 MoyseyC 317 68 00
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16 LanceJ 313 66 00
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17 Vintsanity 308 64 00
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21 BregantJessie 258 54 00
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25 Nicole 223 46 00
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Questions:

Don't worry, this is not really a political question! During a Senate hearing for Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin, Mr. Mnuchin said with regard to defending his bank's practices: "The most troubling loan we had was actually to the __________". The nickname of what infamous tabloid figure fills in the blank in this quote?

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Octomom

In a recent interview actor Jon Hamm said: “He’d be in his 80s and there ain’t no way that guy’s getting to his 80s without a massive lifestyle shift.” Who is the "he" that is referenced in this quote?

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Don Draper

So, the starters for the 2017 NBA All-Star game were just announced this past week. Name one of the four players who will join Lebron James as a starter for the Eastern Conference side.

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Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this week. Name one of the films nominated in the category Best Animated Feature Film.

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Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle, Zootopia

Walking around in Daisy Dukes in January can be chilly. Family relationships can also turn chilly. The Daily Mail reports that the woman seen here has been a source of estrangement between a certain son/brother and the rest of his immediate family. What is the surname of this family?

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Rodgers

It was announced this week that what close friend and collaborator of Eddie Vedder is to have the honor of inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall later this year?

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Neil Young

In the new HBO series "The Young Pope", Jude Law plays Pope Pius ___. What roman numeral should fill in the blank? Note: Hypothetically, in the real world, It would be the number of the next future Pope to choose the name Pius.

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XIII

Phil Mickelson played at last weekend's CareerBuilder Challenge PGA tournament in the California desert. Mickelson is also the "ambassador" for the tournament. What political figure did Mickelson replace as "ambassador"?

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Bill Clinton

What legendary sportscaster announced this week that he is retiring from broadcasting at the age of 77 in order to start a sports handicapping business with his family?

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Brent Musburger

Last week's mini-theme was "honors". This week's mini-theme has to with dis-honors, specifically nominations for the 37th annual Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) were announced this week. See what you know about this year's worst in film. Name one of the two films that lead for the most Razzie Award nominations with a total of eight.

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Zoolander 2, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The man seen here was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Director. Who is he?

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Dinesh D'Souza (I hope you did not say M. Night Shyamalan;)

Netflix plans a new series for 2017 titled "G.L.O.W.". The series is by the creator of "Orange is the New Black," and stars Allison Brie and Marc Maron. Like it's real world subject matter it is set during the 1980s, however it is located in Los Angeles rather than the Tropicana Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. What does G.L.O.W. stand for?

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Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling