Lighter Side of News (Jul. 14, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

helene
I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.


Runner(s)-Up:

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Quiz Description

So it's Bastille Day, here's a quiz.

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Questions:

Let's start with some basic celebrity gossip. Why has Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus been in the news lately?

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Dating Ben Affleck

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game was decided in favor of the American League with an exciting 10th inning home run by Robinson Cano. What team does Cano normally play for?

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Seattle Mariners

Nominations for the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday. Nicole Kidman was nominated for her acting work in what limited television series?

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Big Little Lies

The latest installment of The Planet of the Apes films is released today (Jul. 14). what word fills in the blank in the title: "___ for the Planet of the Apes"?

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War

Seen here is an image from what new CBS game show that premiered on Sunday night?

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Candy Crush

Multiple choice. At age 37, Venus Williams has advanced to the 2017 Wimbledon Ladies Singles Final, her 9th Wimbledon singles final. What are Venus' two middle names: A) Jameka Summer; B) Ebony Starr; C) Oracene Moon; D) Elizabeth Anne?

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B

This week, the website ToughPigs.com broke major news that Steve Whitmire has retired after 27 years, and that Matt Vogel will be his replacement as the voice of what character? (Update: he was actually fired via a phone call)

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Kermit the Frog

One of the five major championships in women's golf is taking place this weekend in New Jersey. Which one is it?

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U.S. Women's Open

What name has been redacted (in gold) from the image seen here?

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Dwayne Douglas Johnson

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is: "Novels". Here we go. Director Barry Jenkins next film project will be "If Beale Street Could Talk", which is an adaptation of a novel by what author?

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James Baldwin

Singer Lana Del Rey's new album is set for release next week. What title does this album have in common with a 1934 biographical novel about Vincent Van Gogh?

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Lust for Life

Finally, last weekend the worlds of "Dancing With the Stars" and NHL hockey were merged with wedding of Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich. In what western U.S. state did this wedding take place?

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Idaho