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Photo of Cop Hugging Boy at Ferguson Protest Tells Poignant Story


John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Sometimes, all you really need is a good hug.Amid the nationwide protests over the failure of a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., freelance

Cousins Trapped in Snowbank Say 'Thanks' to Rescuers


Bronwyn8/iStock/Thinkstock(NEWBURGH, N.Y.) -- Two New York boys expressed thanks to their rescuers Friday after the pair were inadvertently trapped for about eight hours in a snowbank when a plow operator pushed snow over them, not realizing they were the

Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Indefinite Suspension Lifted


Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice won his appeal against the National Football League on Friday, overturning his indefinite suspension for striking his then-fiancée in the

Search On for Missing Ohio State Football Player


Kirk Irwin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An Ohio State football player hasn't been seen since going out for a walk late Tuesday night and his family and friends are concerned that something may be wrong.Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge

Orion: NASA's Next Big Mission Prepares to Blast Off


Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett(NEW YORK) -- NASA is putting the finishing touches on its next big project, the Orion spacecraft, which is set for liftoff next week.This unmanned test mission will launch on Dec. 4 at 7:04 a.m. ET on a Delta IV rocket from

Texas Homeowner Uses Facebook to Find Thief


iStock/Thinkstock(HARRIS COUNTY, Texas) -- A Texas homeowner turned to social media after a teen allegedly snatched a package off his front doorstep.Jeff Turner, who lives in Harris County, said he witnessed the incident on his home video surveillance. T

Florida Mom Goes Viral With 'Handmade Ugly Tacky Christmas Sweaters'


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Christmas sweaters are the "ugly" trend that everyone loves to hate, but no one may really love the sweaters more than Deb Rottum.The 45-year-old mother of three from Tampa has become a viral star thanks to the Christmas s

Here's Proof Pigs Actually Do Fly (Almost)


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- They say pigs don't fly, but this one came close.A pig landed on a US Airways flight out of Connecticut on Wednesday, but was taken off the plane after it became disruptive, a spokesperson told ABC News.Jonathan Skolnik, a p

Suspected Gunman Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Austin, Texas


(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Authorities in Texas’ capitol city say a suspected gunman was killed after opening fire at several city buildings early Friday morning. No police officers were injured, but Austin’s Police Department headquarters was evacuat

Suspected Shooter Killed After Targeting Buildings in Austin, Texas


(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Authorities in Texas’ capitol city say a suspected gunman was killed after opening fire at several city buildings early Friday morning. No police officers were injured, but Austin’s Police Department headquarters was evacuat

Shooter Targets Downtown Austin Buildings


(New York) -- Police responded to an shooting in downtown Austin with a suspected allegedly targeting several buildings early this morning including Police Department headquarters. The Austin police department tweeted that the suspect was shot but his con

More than 250,000 Still Without Power on Thanksgiving Afternoon


Andrejs Jegorovs/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than 250,000 are without power this Thanksgiving after Wednesday's storms knocked out power lines along the East Coast.The storm system grounded hundreds of flights and clogged up highways on Wedne

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Confident Federal Probe Will Clear Him Too


ABC News(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The Ferguson police officer cleared of charges by a Missouri grand jury in the killing an unarmed black teenager says he’s confident a federal criminal probe into his actions will find “nothing” and clear him t

Several Arrests Made Near Thanksgiving Day Parade


Reptile8488/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Seven protesters were arrested near the route of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday. The arrests came amid rumblings on social media about disrupting the parade and

Cash Pours In to Fix Bakery Damaged in Ferguson Riots


ABC NEWS(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- A Missouri woman whose business was vandalized in Ferguson riots is busy pushing out pies and cakes at her bakery on Thanksgiving, despite broken windows and damage to the store.Supporters raised more than $200,000 in two days t

Clip of New Madonna Song Leaks Online


Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCIn case you missed it while you were digesting your Thanksgiving meal, it appears that a 43-second clip of a new Madonna song, "Rebel Heart," leaked online Thursday.Although it's not clear if the clip is a final version of the song, it appears to be the real deal since Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, took to Twitter early Friday morning to tweet his displeasure."I would be grateful to any @madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak," he wrote.The track seems to find the singer in a reflective mood, looking back on her life and career as a pop provocateur. "I spent some time as a narcissist/Hearing the others say, 'Look at you, look at you!'/Trying to be so provocative/I said, 'Oh yeah, that was me'/All the things I did just to be seen," are the lyrics heard in the short clip.Madonna's team seems to be having the leak pulled down from YouTube as fast as fans can circulate it, although at press time it could still be heard at Digital Spy.Madonna has been teasing her forthcoming album on social media in recent days with the hashtag #rebelheart.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Who Does Taylor Swift Most Want to Duet With?


ABC/Ida Mae AstuteLegendary singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell recently said in an interview that she'd put the kibosh on a movie that would have starred Taylor Swift as her.  We suppose that makes it even less likely that Taylor will be able to fulfill one of her dreams: doing a duet with Mitchell.In the new issue of Southern Living magazine, Taylor is asked who her dream duet partners would be.  She replies, "Chris Martin [of Coldplay] or Joni Mitchell -- but I think so highly of them, I'd never want to ask."Taylor also discusses the changes she's made in her personal life, whereby she's decided to put dating on hold and just revel in herself and her friends."I am obsessed with being a good friend, a good sister, a good daughter, and devoting my attention to the people that really are closest to me. I'm living my life on my own terms," she tells the magazine. "I don't ever feel lonely when I'm alone, because I have a lot of little things that make me happy. I love coming home to my cats. I love watching Friends marathons late at night or dropping into a Google or Wikipedia rabbit hole and learning things about the history of whatever.”She adds, "I recommend to all my friends that they be alone for a while. When you're in love, or dating someone, you filter your life decisions through their eyes. When you spend a few years being who you are, completely unbiased, you can figure out what you actually want."Taylor also discusses how important her female friends -- who include the likes of Lorde, Emma Stone, Lena Dunham and Selena Gomez -- are to her new life."I feel very lucky to say that my life is full of really intelligent and passionate women. The one common thread among all my closest girlfriends is individuality and my ability to trust them," she explains.  "It's important to surround yourself with people who have proven that trust over and over again.”Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Idina Menzel Hosting Potluck Dinner with B'dway Co-Stars After Thanksgiving Day


Warner Bros. RecordsIdina Menzel is one of many stars who'll be performing in Thursday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but she says after she's done, she and the rest of the cast from her Broadway musical If/Then are going to chow down."A Broadway schedule doesn't really leave a lot of time for a normal Thanksgiving.  We do have the day off, so that's great. So, yes, I will come home from the parade, but I'm making a bunch of my castmates come over, but it's pot luck," the Frozen star tells ABC News Radio, laughing. "I'm not cooking for them! I'm too tired! So everyone's bringing something.  I said I'd provide the turkey and they have to bring the rest."As for what she'll be most thankful for this year, Idina tells ABC News Radio, "I'd say I'm thankful for my little boy for sort of showing me where my priorities are and giving me the real, true perspective on life."  That'd be Walker, her five-year-old son with her ex-husband, actor Taye Diggs."I'm thankful for all my friends and family that have been a great support system," the Tony-winning star adds.  "And then, thirdly, I'm thankful to get to do what I love -- to sing and to act and to perform for a living."Idina is doing the full New York City holiday event rounds this year, in support of her new Christmas album Holiday Wishes.  In addition to performing in the iconic parade, she'll be singing at NBC's annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting special, and earlier this week, she sang at the unveiling of the holiday windows at Bloomingdale's flagship New York City store.  Idina says it all brings her back to happy times growing up in the suburbs of New York City."I grew up in Long Island," she tells ABC News Radio. "So my parents would bring my sister and I into the city all the time.  We'd do the windows, and we'd go to Rockefeller Center and see a Broadway show.  So, it's a special time in my life.  It's got a lot of memories."Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Gavin DeGraw, Pink & More Appearing Thanksgiving Night on "Cause for Paws: An Al


Frank Micelotta/FOXGavin DeGraw, Pink and American Idol's Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson are among the stars appearing Thanksgiving night on Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular. The special is designed to raise money for and awareness of pet shelters, shelter dogs, and pet adoptions in general.Fergie and Kesha are two additional pop stars on the bill for the event, which will feature inspiring and hilarious stories of heroic dogs and profiles of those who dedicate their lives to rescuing animals in need, plus viral dog videos and more.  You'll also find out how you can adopt a rescue dog of your own, or donate to various shelters and rescue groups. Additionally, there'll be awards presented for Cutest Puppy, Best Celebrity Dog/Lookalike, Smartest Dog, and other crazy canine categories.  The "Shelter Hero of the Year" award, honoring someone who's dedicated their life to helping shelter dogs, will be presented as well.Jane Lynch and Hilary Swank co-host Cause for Paws Thursday night on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET. Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Kelly and Sharon Osbourne, Glee's Amber Riley, Julianne Hough, Kristen Chenoweth, Kathy Griffin, Max Greenfield and others will also appear.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Taylor Swift Joins Robin Roberts Thanksgiving Night for ABC's "Thank You America


ABC/Ida Mae AstuteAs if she hasn't already been on seemingly every TV channel there is, Taylor Swift will be on your TV twice Thanksgiving Day.The singer will appear on ABC Thanksgiving night as part of the special Thank You America!, hosted by Robin Roberts.  The show airing at 8 p.m, ET,  celebrates unsung heroes and rewards them with surprises that will change their lives.  Among those spotlighted: a sanitation worker who founded a food pantry and a couple who have foster-parented more than 90 children throughout the years.  There's also a special tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.  During the show, Taylor sits down with Roberts to talk about all that she's thankful for this holiday season -- we're guessing the success of her album 1989 is pretty high on that list.In the morning of Thanksgiving Day, Taylor will be seen performing on The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, which airs at live at 9 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. CT and 7 a.m. MT and delayed at 9 a.m. PT.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Adam Levine Says Chris Hemsworth Deserves "People's" Sexiest Man Alive Title


Courtesy People MagazineAfter a year of flaunting the fact that he landed the title of People's Sexiest Man Alive, Adam Levine was forced to relinquish it earlier this month for this year's hottie: Chris Hemsworth, star of The Avengers and the Thor movies.  But the Maroon 5 frontman says there's no hard feelings between himself and the Australian actor.Speaking to Access Hollywood Live, Adam says of Hemsworth, "Listen he's a super, super good looking [guy]. He's a handsome dude. He's Thor, for Christ's sake! I mean, the dude deserves it. Gosh!"Asked if he believes Hemsworth is sexier than Adam, fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton told the TV show, "I don’t even know who the other dude is. I have absolutely zero clue who the new guy is… But I guarantee you he's more manly and better looking and probably a better human being all together."Adam of course, had to fire back at Blake, mocking him for never appearing on the cover of People's annual Sexiest Men issue."You guys, see, Blake made the inside of the magazine," he explained. "Blake made the guys-who-weren't-quite-sexy-enough-to-be-on-the-cover list."Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Unwrap New Holiday Ad for H&M


Courtesy H&MLady Gaga and Tony Bennett have unveiled their new commercial for H&M's new holiday campaign.  Called "Magical Holidays," the one-minute, 40-second spot features Gaga and Bennett as just one element of a special holiday party.The clip starts with a woman, back to the camera, carrying a gift-wrapped box down a hall. Then we see a couple making out in the back of a bus, which opens up to reveal a band on a ship, with a female captain giving gifts to a family.  We travel through the porthole in the ship, and we're in a log cabin, where a bunch of young people are partying in front of a roaring fire.  One woman climbs a staircase to the attic, and pops out of a gold box, dressed in a glamorous outfit, into a ballroom where elegantly attired people are dancing in front of a stage.Finally, 40 seconds into the ad, we see Gaga and Tony onstage. She's wearing a huge curly wig and a dark green dress; he's wearing a tux.  They dance for a bit, and then sing "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," one of the standards from their jazz album Cheek to Cheek.  As they finish the number, the camera pulls out to reveal that the whole scene has taken place inside the box that the woman in the first scene was carrying down the hall. The woman, now revealed to be Gaga in heavy eye makeup and a white fur hat, replaces the lid and walks out of the room and back down the hall.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kelly Clarkson Debuts New Holiday Video for "Wrapped in Red"


RCA Records"Wrapped in Red" was the title cut of Kelly Clarkson's 2013 holiday album, but she's finally gotten around to shooting a video for it.  The clip is now available for viewing exclusively on Amazon.The video incorporates old home movies of kids playing in the snow, unwrapping presents and decorating trees, with snowy winter scenes, and shots of Kelly singing in a few different settings: in a studio lit by light bulbs, against a red background with Christmas decorations and against a hazy white background.Earlier this year, Kelly posted a photo of her baby daughter River Rose visiting her on the set of the video shoot. She captioned it with the hashtag "#babysfirstvideo."You can buy Wrapped in Red in a variety of formats at Amazon, but over at Walmart, you can purchase a special CD/DVD bundle that includes both the album and a copy of Kelly's 2013 NBC Christmas special Kelly's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Joni Mitchell Put the Kibosh on Film that Would Have Starred Taylor Swift as Her


ABC/Ida Mae AstuteA couple of years ago, there was talk of a movie version of the book Girls Like Us, which focused on the impact of female musicians Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King.  There was also word that Taylor Swift had been cast as Mitchell in the film, but it was never made.  Now Mitchell is claiming it was she who pulled the plug on the project.Speaking to the Sunday Times of London, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says, “I squelched that! I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones. It’s just a lot of ­gossip, you don’t have the great scenes.’"  She also said that she didn't agree with the source material, which was written by Sheila Weller.  "There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books: assumptions, assumptions, assum­p­tions,” Mitchell tells The Times.In October of 2012, Taylor said she was eager to portray Mitchell, telling Rolling Stone, ""I wish I could say it's confirmed! But the thing about movies that I've learned is -- I've been reading scripts for five years, and you just don't know what ones are going to get greenlit and which ones aren't, so I can't talk about it unless it's the real thing."Girls Like Us would've been Taylor's first dramatic role, after making her acting debut in the 2010 romantic comedy Valentine's Day.  She finally got that dramatic role this year, when she appeared in the movie The Giver.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

This Year, Meghan Trainor's Thankful for Her "Dream"-Like Life


Epic RecordsHeading into Thanksgiving, Meghan Trainor certainly has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.  Not only did she score one of the biggest hits of 2014 with "All About That Bass," but her new album is coming out in January, followed by a headlining tour, and a Grammy nomination may not be out of the question.  No wonder she describes her life as "a dream."Asked what she'll be most thankful for this year, Meghan tells ABC News Radio, simply, "Life.  My songs, and all this happening.  This is incredible."  She adds, "Everything is a dream. It's like a movie."In fact, Meghan says she's eager for all the cool stuff she's getting to do -- like presenting on Sunday night's American Music Awards -- to be documented for posterity. "My brother was saying he should maybe just tape a GoPro to his head for wherever we go," she laughs. "Because, like, we meet cool people every day, it's ridiculous!"  You can catch Meghan performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday on NBC.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

OneRepublic Offers New Charity Remix, Chance to Win a VIP Tour Experience


Courtesy Coca-ColaOneRepublic has teamed up with Bono's (RED) charity campaign and Coca-Cola to offer a remix of their new single "I Lived" that will raise money for a good cause, and you can join in and win some great prizes.Proceeds from downloads of the "I Lived" remix will go to the (RED) Global Fund, specifically to its latest campaign, called Share the Sound of an AIDS-Free Generation, which is working to fight mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  In connection with that, the band is also offering fans the chance to spend a day with them and live like a VIP.If you visit Omaze.com, you can donate money for chances to win the grand prize: you and a guest will fly to join the band at the tour stop of your choice.  You'll get a VIP backstage tour, go to the soundcheck and hang out with the guys and then watch the show from VIP seats."We're proud to be part of the (RED) campaign this year and are looking forward to spending time with a winning fan" said OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder.Depending on how much you donate, you can also receive cool merchandise, like OneRepublic t-shirts, hoodies, autographed albums, guitars and more.Ryan, who's friendly with Bono, tells People magazine that teaming with the U2 singer's (RED) charity was a no-brainer, adding, "It made sense. The nature of our song 'I Lived' lined up with the whole theme of their campaign."   The song itself, says Ryan, was written about his four-year-old son, Copeland."He knows the song is about him. He loves it. He loves this song," says Ryan. "He's always into whatever is the most recent song that we've done. So right now, he walks around singing 'Love Runs Out' cause that was our last single. Before then, it was 'Counting Stars,' and now it'll be 'I Lived.'"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ariana Grande "Silly Beyond Belief," According to Bette Midler


ABC/Kelsey McNeal; Warner Bros. RecordsAriana Grande's sexy dance moves go over well with her fans, but music legend Bette Midler is calling out Grande and other young pop stars for using their sex appeal to sell albums.In an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph Midler, 68, bemoaned the state of today's female artists while discussing her latest album, It’s the Girls, a compilation of covers of the girl bands of her youth. She calls what's happening today "terrible.""It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous," she explains, adding, "I mean, it’s silly beyond belief and I don’t know who’s telling her to do it."Midler stresses that she doesn't think it's Ariana's fault. She believes the "Problem" singer's managers are at the bottom of it."I wish they’d stop. But it’s not my business, I’m not her mother. Or her manager," Bette says. "Maybe they tell them that’s what you’ve got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold."Midler thinks artists have the freedom to do whatever they want these days, but that's not always a good thing.  "Whatever strictures there were have fallen apart," she tells the newspaper. "And now it’s whatever you feel like doing you can do. I mean, apparently people really like to pretend they’re having sex. They really like to slap each other’s butts."Midler acknowledges that she could be the one who's out of touch, but adds, "I don’t know what the end game is going to be. I don’t know where you go from all that sex in your twenties. I don’t know how you sustain it."Midler's advice for a young woman who wants to get into show business today: "Trust your talent," she advises. "You don’t have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t."It’s the Girls features The Divine Miss M tackling songs made famous by The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas and others.  The album also includes a cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Stuff Yourself Silly on Billy: MSG Network Plans All-Billy Joel Thanksgiving Day


Courtesy Library of CongressIf watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or football isn't your thing, you may want to spend your holiday on Thursday watching The Piano Man instead....over and over again.Starting at 8 a.m. The MSG Network is airing A Thanksgiving State of Mind: The Billy Joel Marathon, an entire day's worth of programming dedicated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.  You can watch six concert events, as well as a 30-minute documentary about Billy's residency at Madison Square Garden.  This summer, he'll set the record for most shows performed at the legendary venue by a single artist: 65.Among the concerts that will be airing are Live from Rome, The Last Play at Shea, Live from Yankee Stadium, Live from Long Island, The River of Dreams and Live from Shea.  Each special will be repeated throughout the day, and the whole thing wraps up at 2 a.m. on Friday.  Check your local listings for more details.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

American Authors Will Skip Traditional Eating Contest This Thanksgiving


Andrew Zaeh/IslandAmerican Authors will have a couple days off this Thanksgiving to reflect on their successful year, which has been fueled by their hit "Best Day of My Life."  But unlike past years, the New York-based band says they won't be indulging in one of their usual Thanksgiving traditions: competitive eating at a local buffet restaurant."This will be the first Thanksgiving I think we're not actually going to be together," guitarist James Shelley tells ABC News Radio. "For every other Thanksgiving for, like, the last seven years, we go to Old Country Buffet -- OCB -- and we have an eating contest. And there's no prize, except your stomach hurts for four days."So who usually wins this so-called eating contest?  "Usually our crew," laughs drummer Matt Sanchez.  "Though in the end, no one wins."  "But it's a true American Thanksgiving," notes James. "On one plate you can have pizza, tacos, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, Jell-O and a piece of cake."  "And turkey!" adds singer Zac Barnett.Zac gets serious, though, when he considers what the band will be thankful for this Thursday."I guess thankful for such an amazing past two years," he tells ABC News Radio. "We've pretty much been on the road nonstop. We've never had any time to really sit back and reflect on it all. So while we're not taking that much time off, it'll going to be really nice to look at it all and just think back on all the touring. 'Cause I know even now when we're talking about it, it'll be like, 'What show was that? Where was that? Who was there?' So it's always really cool to think back on the amazing events and things we've done since it all began."  American Authors have been in Germany this week, but they're flying back to the U.S. to do a series of Christmas shows starting November 30. Those shows will take them all the way through the end of December.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Stevie Wonder Honored with Medal of Freedom at White House Ceremony


ABC/Lou RoccoPresident Obama on Monday honored 19 individuals, including Stevie Wonder,with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.At the White House ceremony, Obama noted that Wonder’s classic 1972 album Talking Book had a profound impact on him when he was growing up.“This is, by the way, the first album I bought with my own money. I was 10 years old, maybe 11...with my own cash!” the president recounted, as the singer sat beside him. “I didn't have a lot of it.”“And I listened to that thing -- that thing got so worn out, had all scratches -- young people, you won't remember this, but you had albums and they got scratched,” Obama added.The honorees also included actresses Meryl Streep and Marlo Thomas.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Inside Khloe Kardashian's First Thanksgiving Hosting at Her Home


Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Khloe Kardashian was "really excited" about hosting her first Thanksgiving for her family at her home in California."We always go2 my mama's house, so this year I'm really really excited," she Tweeted. "This is a first."Kar

Watch the New Teaser Trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"


Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- There's been a whole lot of hype for 88 seconds, but it's finally arrived: the teaser trailer or the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is now in 30 theaters across North America, and also online, via iTunes Traile

"Benched" Star Eliza Coupe Is Engaged


Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Former Happy Endings and current Benched star Eliza Coupe is engaged!.The actress, 33, Thursday posted a picture with her new fiancé, Darin Olien, and a great shot of her gorgeous ring to Instagram, captioned,

Watch the First Trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"


Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- The force is back!In addition to the 30 select theaters that were picked to air the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the 88-second clip was also released on iTunes Trailers and on the official Star Wars YouTube chan

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