Lighter Side of the News (Apr. 26, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Runner(s)-Up:

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #05-02

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Questions:

Today (Fri.), marks the nationwide release of the much anticipated superhero film "Avengers: Endgame". Most of the filming of "Avengers: Endgame" occurred at Pinewood (redacted) Studios, located in what U.S. state?

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Georgia

What Los Angeles Angels slugger hit his 1,993rd RBI this past week to surpass Babe Ruth on the MLB career RBI list?

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Albert Pujols

"Over 7,000 (redacted) Members Have Signed Letters Firing Agents, (redacted) Says", is a recent headline from The Wrap related to a big entertainment industry news story. The "members" referenced in this story are of what profession?

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Writers

What word fills-in the blank in this film title, last weekend's #1 grosser at the U.S. box office: "The _____ of La Llorona"?

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Curse

Give the FIRST names of BOTH characters seen in this image, taken from a currently airing biographical television miniseries.

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Bob, Gwen

"Mo Farah & Haile Gebrselassie in dispute over alleged theft", reads a Wednesday headline from the BBC. Both Farah and Gebrselassie are associated with what sport?

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Running (Track)

Defending Stanley Cup champions the Washington Capitals were eliminated from the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, in a hard fought 7-game series, on Wednesday night. What NHL team won this series?

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Carolina Hurricanes

50/50 tossup. Publicity has ramped-up for the upcoming release of "Tolkien", a biographical drama film about author J.R.R. Tolkien. Does the Tolkien Family/Estate endorse this film: Yes or No?

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No

Seen here is a photo posted this past week from the This Was Hollywood Instagram account, recognizing two past guerilla art projects. On what DAY of the week was this image posted?

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Saturday (April 20th)

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Name Checking 1940s Big Band Leaders". Here we go. Pollstar.com recently reported that Count Basie will be among the distinguished musicians to be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place next month during Blues Week held in what U.S. city?

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Memphis

The big television news this week is that Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel will host a live 90-minute special that will feature episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons", recreated with all-new casts. Woody Harrelson will play Archie Bunker. If this special keeps the same format and words as the original series, what will be the first SIX words heard from Harrelson?

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Boy, the way Glenn Miller played

K-pop sensation BTS is currently lighting up the charts with their latest hit "Boy With Luv". BTS has how many members? (accept within 1)

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7 (accept 6 to 8)