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Garth Brooks’ sold-out Nashville Stadium show has been postponed due to a severe lightning storm.

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Garth Brooks’ sold-out Nashville Stadium show has been postponed due to a severe lightning storm.

Garth Brooks’ sold-out event at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium was cancelled Saturday night due to a strong lightning storm over Middle Tennessee. Initially, stadium organisers advised ticket holders who had not yet arrived at the gates to take cover in their cars. There was also an evacuation order, but many in the crowds did not seek shelter and remained in their seats, according to many. Stadium authorities indicated late Saturday night that the event would be postponed and that a reschedule attempt will be made on Sunday night.

According to The Tennessean’s Mattew Leimkuehler, the PA announcer advised concertgoers to take shelter because a lightning advisory was in effect at the time the concert was scheduled to begin. Officials at Nissan Stadium also advised supporters who remained in the parking lot to remain in their vehicles. Fans who had already arrived at the gates were asked to stay and take refuge at the stadium.

According to The Tennessean, Emmylou Harris and Trisha Yearwood were onstage when the evacuation order was issued. The Opry’s opening act was performed by Chris Young. 30 minutes after the last lightning strike within eight miles of the stadium, music will be permitted to resume. At 7:57 p.m. CT, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Davidson and Wilson counties, which was expected to expire at 8:45 p.m. CT.

The Brooks performance was expected to be one of Music City’s largest music events since several of the COVID-19 limitations were relaxed. Over 70,000 people were scheduled to attend. Brooks told reporters on Friday that the event felt like a homecoming, especially because he can see Nissan Stadium from his residence.

Because Nissan Stadium is an outdoor venue, no masks were required for the event, but officials recommended unvaccinated fans to wear facial coverings. Brooks stated that his tour personnel will be required to wear masks until the end of January. “Our job is to gather people in mass numbers. If that’s a bad thing, we need to stand back. That’s what we’ll do. As much as I hate to do it, it’d be an honor because you’re doing your part “Brooks stated on Wednesday. “My wish is that … we do everything safe so we can enjoy it and not sit in the stands being scared”

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André Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73

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André Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73

André Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73

The fashion legend Andre Leon Talley, 73, has passed away.

One of Vogue’s previous creative directors and a former editor at large passed away on Tuesday, according to a person with firsthand knowledge of the situation. Exactly what he was battling in the hospital is yet unknown.

It was Talley’s work as news director and later as Vogue’s creative director in the 1980s and 1990s that made him an important figure in shaping the magazine’s vision and direction. From 1983 to 1987, Talley held both positions at Vogue.

After seven or eight years in that position, he became the executive editor of Vogue—with a little sabbatical in the middle—until 2013, when he departed the firm. 

ALT may be most known as a fashion innovator, not just for his style, but for his efforts to integrate more people of colour (POC) on the catwalk, particularly black models.

In addition to being a stylist for the Obamas during Barack Obama’s presidency, and even serving as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model,” his work and career speak for themselves. He has also served as a consultant on other notable projects, such as a cameo appearance on “SATC,” as well as frequent conversations with Wendy Williams.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has worked with him for decades and he is regarded one of the first major black tastemakers in American fashion. As an LGBT icon, Andre was more flexible than anything in his sexuality, even if he never explicitly said that he was queer.

A year ago, he was caught on camera discussing Rihanna, fashion, and even Donald Trump. Andre’s enormous personality was on full show in front of the cameras at this peak moment.

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Activision Blizzard Will Be Acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 Billion in the Biggest Takeover Ever

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Activision Blizzard Will Be Acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 Billion in the Biggest Takeover Ever

Activision Blizzard Will Be Acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 Billion in the Biggest Takeover Ever

On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. announced that it will acquire Activision Blizzard, the producer of the “Call of Duty” videogame, for $68.7 billion in cash, making the Xbox manufacturer the third-largest gaming firm by revenue.

At $95 per share, Microsoft’s bid represents a premium of 45 percent over Activision’s closing price on Friday. At $65.39, Activision’s stock was up over 38% before being halted due to news.

In a press release, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms,”

Video game sales have increased as a result of the epidemic, as people who are confined to their homes are turning to video games to pass the time.

Microsoft’s Xbox gaming platform has an advantage over Sony’s Playstation because of Activision’s catalogue of popular titles like “Call of Duty” and “Overwatch”

Activision Blizzard’s CEO, Bobby Kotick, will remain in his position.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., a rival videogame publisher, said last week that it will purchase “FarmVille” developer Zynga for $11 billion in cash and shares, making it the largest acquisition in the industry’s history.

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Pokimane vs Ninja: Pokimane calls out Ninja for “bitch” comment & Jidion support

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Pokimane vs Ninja: Pokimane calls out Ninja for “bitch” comment & Jidion support

Top Twitch stars Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has had a violent verbal sparring match, with the latter threatening legal action after the latter was accused of leveraging his contacts to allegedly help Jidion, a streamer who was banned for life for ‘hate raiding’ her.

Pokimane’s life was cut short on December 13 after Twitch streamer Jidion launched a hate campaign against her, with viewers abusing her and flooding her with comments like “L + Ratio.”

Jidion’s Twitch channel was immediately stopped for 14 days following the hate raid, which was quickly extended to a full, permanent ban on January 17.

The saga isn’t done, as Poki mentioned in her stream the same day. Since then, Ninja has jokingly referred to Pokimane and other streamers as “bitches,” apparently messaging his Twitch connections to help Jidion avoid a ban.

Ninja is called a “bitch” by Pokimane, and Jidion backs him up

Poki delves into the topic with Jidion during her January 17 stream, appearing perplexed by Ninja’s attitude. “You can’t run around raiding bitches on Twitch,” Ninja stated regarding the hate raider’s behavior, according to her account.

While he clarified that he “meant bitches in general,” Poki was left with a simple question: “I wonder if Ninja would have yelled “bitches” if the raider had been a huge guy broadcaster.” Ninja’s attempts to assist Jidion in avoiding the punishment imposed by Twitch also perplexed the streamer.

“Ninja then keeps joking about it and says that Dijon (Jidion) is f**ked but that he will do whatever he can to help him, but don’t expect too much,”  she told her group about the rest of Ninja’s stream.

Ninja threatens Pokimane with legal action

As the two Twitch stars traded blows on social media, the situation started to spiral out of hand. Poki’s next move was to share a private message from Ninja’s wife, Jessica Blevins.

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