Lighter Side of News (Mar. 31, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
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Questions:

Yes, the NCAA Final Four for basketball (men's & women's) will be held this week. However, the NCAA Final Four for ______ was held last weekend where Webster University, led by coach Susan Polgar, won its fifth consecutive national championship. What word fills in the blank?

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Chess

What female co-star from the 1980 film "9 to 5" did NOT appear as a guest on Monday night's episode of the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert"?

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Dolly Parton

What film that can currently be seen in theaters shares the same title as the 1995 version seen here?

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Ghost in the Shell

Today, March 31, 2017, the Atlanta Braves will play their first game, a preseason game against the New York Yankees, in their new $622 million ballpark. What is the official name of this ballpark?

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SunTrust Park

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has just released a new single/video this week. What is the title of this song?

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Humble

It was announced this week that Jennifer Lopez will star in NBC's next television musical event, based on what 1960s musical, which writer Harvey Fierstein promises will be less "sexist and old-fashioned"?

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Bye Bye Birdie

At 8 AM on Monday morning a college student named Luke Maye received a standing ovation when he walked into his Business 101 class. Specifically, why did his fellow students applaud him?

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He hit the game winning shot to send North Carolina to the Final Four

Seen here is a rumored new couple. Name either the man or woman in this photo.

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Norman Reedus, Diane Kruger

The latest news from the movie world is that Joss Whedon is in talks with Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment to write and direct a film based on what comic book character?

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Batgirl

The mini-theme for this week is titled: "Las Vegas". Here we go. What music awards show will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday? (need proper title or three letter acronym)

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Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards)

As you may have heard, the move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas was officially approved this week, in large part due to an approval of a public subsidy by the Nevada legislature. Within $100 million in either direction, what is the total amount of this subsidy?

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$750 million (accept $650 to $850 million)

Finally, actress Mischa Barton has been going though some personal troubles lately which she discussed on the program of what much impersonated talk show host?

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Dr. Phil