Lighter Side of News (Mar. 24, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

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


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Quiz Description

Better late than never.

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3 Kloefkorn 437 94 15
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4 Rhea428 434 92 15
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Questions:

A woman named Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont lived during the years 1711 to 1780, served as a governess for some time, and had a relationship with British spy Thomas Pichon. In what sense is she relevant to entertainment news from the past week?

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Author of "Beauty and the Beast" (version on which the film is based)

The United States won the 2017 World Baseball Classic championship this week! What runner-up team did the U.S. defeat in the final?

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Puerto Rico

It was announced this week that a yet to be produced film, not to be confused with the "Love Actually" sequel, will be titled and themed after what hit song by Mariah Carey?

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All I Want for Christmas is You

What common expression has been deleted in the tweet seen here?

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Break a leg

Some of you had not heard about the hip hop artist named Desiigner before this week. Hmmm...but for some reason most of you might have heard about him by now. Let's see who did some follow-up research. What is the title of the new single just released by Desiigner?

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Holy Ghost

This week the University of Connecticut defeated Albany in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament. By how many points did UConn defeat Albany? (will accept within 5 higher or lower)

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61 (accept 56 to 66)

Actress Leah Remini will reunite with former co-star Kevin James during the season finale of what non-Scientology related sitcom?

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Kevin Can Wait

Once again this is really not a political question. What stand-up comedian appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this week in order to tell jokes from former governor Mike Hukabee's twitter account in the hope that he could make them sound funny?

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Patton Oswalt

Who is this woman seen here at a recent photocall in Portugal?

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Joss Stone

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is once again another 50/50 "coin toss" theme. Here we go. What soccer club currently (as of 03/23/17) stands in the first position on the league table in the Spanish La Liga: Barcelona or Real Madrid?

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Real Madrid

Last week, news that actress Alison Brie had gotten married became public knowledge. What is her husband's first name: Dave or James?

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Dave (Franco. James is his more famous brother)

So, let's see what you know about the business of show business. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company just received a contract extension to run through July 2019. What is the name of this CEO?

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Bob Iger