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Comedian Norm Macdonald dead at 61. At least according to this article. Can't find other confirmation.

https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdo ... 234833212/

Norm has a J! connection, of course, as the man who played Burt Reynolds (aka Turd Ferguson) on SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy parody. Expect that to come up this season.
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Jane Powell, actress and singer in movies such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Royal Wedding, has died at age 92.
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Emmy winners
https://www.avclub.com/emmys-2021-here- ... 1847705731

First time that both serieses are from streaming networks
Ted Lasso - Outstanding Comedy (Apple TV+). Also Outstanding Lead Actor (Sudeikis)
The Crown - Outstanding Drama (Netflix). Also Lead Actor (O'Connor), Lead Actress (Colman), Supporting Actor (Menzies), Supporting Actress (Anderson)

The Queen's Gambit - Outstanding Limited (Netflix)
Hamilton - Outstanding Variety Special, Pre-Recorded (...still such a cheat move)

RuPaul became the most Emmy awarded person of color with their (9th, 10th and) 11th wins.
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Princess Beatrice has given birth to a daughter.

Beatrice's sister Eugenie had a son earlier this year.
Beatrice's child will have an Italian title, "nobile donna", through Beatrice's husband, who is an Italian count.
Beatrice became a stepmother when she married Edo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020.
Beatrice's baby is the second grandchild for Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, 12th great grandchild for Queen Elizabeth.
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The yet unnamed child is 11th in line to the throne.
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Back in July, Julia Ducournau became the second female director to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival (it's usually in May but was delayed this year due of Covid). She won for her French-language film Titane. The first female director to win the Palme d'Or was Jane Campion in 1993 for The Piano.

New true crime podcast limited series called Love Is a Crime. I haven't listened, but it comes from Karina Longworth and Vanessa Hope. The two main characters are voiced by Jon Hamm and Zooey Deschanel.
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Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has surpassed Johnny Bench’s 51-year-old major league record for most homers in a season by a catcher. Bench, a Hall-of-Famer and one of the greatest catchers ever, hit 45 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 1970.
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cinemaniax7 wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:10 pm Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has surpassed Johnny Bench’s 51-year-old major league record for most homers in a season by a catcher. Bench, a Hall-of-Famer and one of the greatest catchers ever, hit 45 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 1970.
I was curious how many of Perez' homers were hit while he was catching this season (he's played 117 games behind the plate and 34 as DH per baseball-reference.com). I didn't find that, but did notice that in 1970 when Bench hit 45 HR he played every position except pitcher, second base, and short!
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Willie Garson, former Sex and the City co-star, has died at age 57:

https://people.com/tv/sex-and-the-city- ... ead-at-57/
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Lil Nas X releases debut studio album 'MONTERO'
Not to be confused with the title track, and former LL clue, 'MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)'

'Old Town Road' (not on the album) has broken its own record by being the first single to go 15x Platinum. It was also the first single to go 14x Pt
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