Lighter Side of News (Oct. 20, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

heystephen


Runner(s)-Up:

Nicole


Quiz Description

Another quiz.

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12 ChrisRosenberg 324 70 15
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Questions:

Tonight, (Fri. Oct. 20) is Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. One of the key players is Astros' second baseman Jose Altuve. Altuve happens to be the shortest player currently in MLB. How tall (in feet and inches) is Altuve? (accept within 1 inch)

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5' 6" (accept 5' 5" to 5' 7")

What popular wrong answer to a question from last week's quiz caused quite a stir this week, because he was forced to change his plans in Asia due to an arm-breaking cycling accident he suffered in London?

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Ed Sheeran

Multiple choice. Something called "9JKL" debuted this month. What is 9JKL: A) The current #1 hit song on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electric songs chart; B) A new droid character in the next Star Wars movie; C) An allusion to a Bible verse that Steph Curry has written on his basketball shoes; D) A CBS sitcom featuring Linda Lavin and Elliot Gould?

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D

The name of what comedian has been redacted on the book cover seen here?

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Whitney Cummings

What NCAA FBS football team suffered an upset 24-27 loss to Syracuse last Saturday, causing the team to drop from #2 to #7 in the weekly AP poll?

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Clemson

Despite no big-name stars on screen, what movie, described by Wikipedia as "Groundhog Day meets Scream" was the #1 box-office grossing film this week?

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Happy Death Day

What British pop singer, best known for her 2011 hit "Domino", released the video for her latest song "Not My Ex" this past week?

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Jessie J

Last Sunday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove in his last NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway. In what U.S. state is the Talladega Superspeedway located?.

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Alabama

The two actresses seen here at this week's Elle magazine 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration both appeared in what high box office grossing film series?

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Twilight

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "People that have something in common with Steve Martin". Here we go. What comedic-actor has something in common with Steve Martin -- the fact that the two performers have shared the same stage across the nation this past year in a series of concerts titled: "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Lives"?

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Martin Short

Multiple choice. This month, the 2017 class of MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellows were announced by the organization. One of these fellows is an American woman named Rhiannon Giddens. What is Giddens' creative forte: A) She writes plays; B) She plays the banjo; C) She writes novellas; D) She juggles kittens while wearing a white suit and an arrow through her head?

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B

Finally, in the major business-related story in entertainment this week, is Netflix's ambitious plans to spend $8 billion in programming for 2018. A major jump from 2017, how many films does Netflix plan to release in 2018? (accept within 15)

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80 (accept 65 to 95)