THE FUNKY 4 WITH TAYLOR

Sneakin’ out the door at 4? Or just staring at the clock waiting to get off?

Tune in weekdays at 4PM for The Funky 4 with Taylor!

She’ll play four up-tempo, rhythmic and funky songs to wrap up your work day!

Check out The Funky 4 with Taylor EVERY weekday at 4PM on Z102.9 or on the Z102.9 app!

‘Spiral’ tops North American box office with $8.7M opening weeked

Chris Rock’s horror movie, Spiral: From the Book of Saw earned $8.7 million this weekend, making it the No. 1 movie in North America. “Spiral”, also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, is the ninth and latest film of the Saw series, and was the 6th No. 1 opening for a Saw movie.

Coming in at No. 2 is Wrath of Man with $3.7 million, followed by Those Who Wish Me Dead at No. 3 with $2.8 million, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train at No. 4 with $1.8 million and Raya and the Last Dragon at No. 5 with $1.7 million. Godzilla vs. Kong at No. 6 with $1.5 million, Mortal Kombat at No. 7 with $1.3 million, Finding You at No. 8 with $1 million, Profile at No. 9 with $700,00 and Here Today at No. 10 with $500,000.

 

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‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ tops North American box office with $8.7M opening weeked

Chris Rock’s horror movie, Spiral: From the Book of Saw earned $8.7 million this weekend, making it the No. 1 movie in North America. “Spiral”, also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, is the ninth and latest film of the Saw series, and was the 6th No. 1 opening for a Saw movie.

Coming in at No. 2 is Wrath of Man with $3.7 million, followed by Those Who Wish Me Dead at No. 3 with $2.8 million, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train at No. 4 with $1.8 million and Raya and the Last Dragon at No. 5 with $1.7 million. Godzilla vs. Kong at No. 6 with $1.5 million, Mortal Kombat at No. 7 with $1.3 million, Finding You at No. 8 with $1 million, Profile at No. 9 with $700,00 and Here Today at No. 10 with $500,000.

 

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THE Z102.9 WEDDING SHOW

Planning a wedding should be as stress-free as possible…

Let the Z102.9 Wedding Show be the start to your beautiful future!

It’s all free at WeddingDayIA.com where you’ll be able to check out the Z102.9 fashion show featuring beautiful gowns from Heart to Heart Bridal and the latest looks from Prince Albert Tuxedos and Suits.

They also just added a brand-new video showcasing current looks from Heart to Heart Bridal at Ushers Ferry Historic Village!

Once you get registered at WeddingDayIA.com you’ll be able to browse through an array of wedding vendors to help plan your wedding — with options to save your favorites along with resources to keep your big day organized.

Let the Z102.9 Wedding Show be the start to your beautiful future and head to WeddingDayIA.com to get registered now! 

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NBC Renews ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ For Two More Seaons

NBC has renewed The Kelly Clarkson Show for two more seasons, confirming that the show will stay on air until 2023. 

The Kelly Clarkson Show currently airs on over 200 syndicated stations. Tracie Wilson, executive vice president of NBCUniversal Syndication Studiosy, announced the news in a statement which read: ‘One ray of sunshine in this wildly unpredictable year is that we get to continue to deliver to stations and fans a show that brings people together. This wouldn’t be possible without the heart and humor of the talented and dedicated Kelly Clarkson and our production team, led by the incomparable Alex Duda, both of whom are masters of storytelling. It’s easy to see why Emmy voters, critics and viewers have become such loyal fans of the show.’ 

The critically acclaimed talk show has been a hit since it launched in 2019.m The series was one of many forced to shoot remotely when the Covid-19 pandemic began earlier this year, with Kelly filming at her Los Angeles home. Production was able to return to its Universal Studios home in September, with a virtual in-studio audience.

‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ to air through at least 2023

Via rss.cnn.com
 

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Michael Jackson Estate Wins Appeal in HBO ‘Leaving Neverland’ Lawsuit

On Monday, an appeals court handed a victory to the estate of Michael Jackson in its battle over the 2019 HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” which accused the late singer of sexually abusing two young boys.

The Jackson estate sued HBO for $100 million, arguing that the documentary violated a 27-year-old non-disparagement clause from a 1992 concert film from the “Dangerous” tour. HBO has argued that the clause is irrelevant to the present dispute and accuses the Jackson estate of seeking to silence victims of sexual abuse. Last year, a lower court granted the estate’s motion to take the dispute to arbitration. However a thee-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the lower court ruling. The judges conceded that the suit may be “frivolous,” as HBO has claimed, but said it will be up to an arbitrator to make that call.

Jackson’s attorneys, Howard Weitzman and Jonathan Steinsapir, issued a statement praising the ruling.

Michael Jackson estate wins appeal in lawsuit over HBO’s ‘Leaving Neverland’

Via www.nbcnews.com
 

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‘Elf” Stars Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel and More Reunite for Charity

The cast of the beloved holiday comedy Elf reunited for virtual table read.  Will Ferrell – Buddy the Elf himself – was joined by his Elf co-stars Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, Andy Richer, Amy Sedaris, Mary Steenburgen, Matt Walsh and Kyle Glass for the fundraiser event, which benefitted the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Some of the biggest highlights of the night came from recreating the film’s multiple musical moments. Deschanel, who reprised her role as Jovie, recreated her duet with Ferrell of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The table read also featured some famous faces sitting in to read for actors who were unable to participate. John Lithgow played Walter, Buddy’s father, a role originally played by James Caan. Meanwhile, the podcaster Jon Favreau filled in to play the role of the doctor — which was originally played by the director of Elf, who is also named Jon Favreau. Other celebs who turned out to participate included Ken Jeong, Danny Woodburn, Jenna Ushkowitz, Busy Philipps, Ed Helms, Bradley Whitford, Wanda Sykes and Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo, among others.

The event was held to raise money for Democrats’ efforts in the upcoming Georgia Senate run-off elections. The goal was to raise $400,000 for the cause, and donations reached almost $403,000 by the end of the table read.

Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel re-create ‘Elf’ duet during script reading

Via www.msn.com
 

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Mahershala Ali And Jon Hamm Among Those To Join Cast Of Amazon’s Superhero Series ‘Invincible”

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Mad Men alum Jon Hamm have joined the voice cast for Amazon Prime’s animated series, Invincible. Ezra Miller, Clancy Brown, Djimon Hounsou, Jonathan Groff, Nicole Byer and Jeffrey Donovan were also added to the ensemble for the adaptation of “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman’s comic-book series.

Kirkman tweeted, along with the show’s casting news, “Whoa! Thread.”  “Invincible” focuses on teenager Mark Grayson, whose father, Nolan, is the most powerful superhero on the planet. When Mark turns 17, he begins to develop powers of his own.

Previously announced stars include Zachary Quinto, Khary Payton, J.K. Simmons, Walton Goggins, Steven Yeun, Seth Rogen, Zazie Beetz and Mark Hamill.

‘Invincible’ Adds Mahershala Ali, Nicole Byer, Jon Hamm and More to Voice Cast

Via variety.com
 

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2020 Billbord Music Awards: See The Full List Of Winners

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were held without an audience on Wednesday evening inside the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, with Kelly Clarkson serving as host. “Tonight is about the way music touches us all because music connects with us in so many ways, no matter who you are it moves us sometimes literally,” Clarkson said.

Post Malone was the biggest winner of the night, winning nine awards overall including Top Artist. Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish led with the most nominations, with Eilish taking home multiple awards including Top Female Artist.

Artists including John Legend, Alicia Keys Brandy, En Vogue, BTS and Luke Combs performed at the ceremony. Garth Brooks received the Icon Award, which was presented by his good friend, Cher. Brooks performed a medley of his greatest hits that included “The Thunder Rolls,” “The River,” “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” “Standing Outside the Fire,” “Dive Bar,” “Friends in Low Places” and “The Dance.”

For the full list of winners, check out the link below. 

Here Are the Winners From the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Via www.yahoo.com
 

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