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McCartney, Rolling Stones, Dylan, The Who Post Teaser Clips Hinting at “October” Mega-Festival

Mary McCartney/MPL; Claude GassianSomething is happening in October and we’re pretty sure we know what it is! Following a recent Los Angeles Times report claiming that Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Roger Waters all may be taking part in a new rock festival that month in California, all of those famed artists have posted respective teaser videos to their social media sites featuring snippets of their classic songs and ending with the word “October.”

Last month,  the Times revealed that the star-studded event was being organized by Goldenvoice, the promoter behind the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and was expected to take place October 7 to October 9 at the Coachella grounds in Indio, California. According to the article, Dylan and The Stones would play on October 7; McCartney would perform on October 8 along with Neil Young and his current backing group, Promise of the Real; and The Who and Waters would close things out on October 9.

McCartney’s teaser is set to a live version of The Beatles‘ “I’ve Got a Feeling” and includes a photo of Sir Paul playing his trademark Hofner bass.

The Rolling Stones’ clip shows a vinyl LP featuring the band’s lips-and-tongue logo spinning on a turntable as the group’s tune “All Down the Line” plays.

Dylan’s video features various film clips of the folk-rock legend from the 1960s accompanied by his song “Ballad of a Thin Man.”

The Who’s video includes a montage of footage of the band playing live throughout the years that’s set to the classic tune “My Generation.”

Lastly, Waters’ teaser boasts grainy black-and-white footage of one of his concerts that includes a couple of floating pig-shaped balloons while the studio version Pink Floyd‘s “Brain Damage” plays.

So far, Young is the only one of the aforementioned artists who hasn’t posted an “October” teaser clip yet. However, Neil’s longtime manager Elliot Roberts did talk about the rumored event with the Times, saying, “It’s so special in so many ways, because you won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”

Official news about the festival, which the media has given the nickname “Oldchella,” is expected soon.

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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go to See “Keanu”: George Michael’s All Over It

Frank Hoensch/Getty ImagesIf you went to see Keanu, the new movie from Comedy Central duo Key & Peele, this past weekend, you may have wondered why there were so many references to George Michael in the film.  Turns out Keegan-Michael Key is a big fan, and George and his manager both approved the use of the ’80s music icon’s music and his likeness in the flick.

As Billboard reports, in the comedy, which is about two guys who are trying to rescue their kitten from a drug dealer, four of George’s biggest hits are heard, including “Faith” and “Freedom ’90.”  His “Faith” video is incorporated into the plot, and one of the characters — a drug lord — even has a George Michael tattoo.

George’s manager Michael Lippman tells Billboard he and George were more than happy to sign off on all of that, describing it as “a golden opportunity [that] dropped in our laps.”  As Lippman explains, the anniversary of George’s 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 is coming in September and they were “trying to find as much exposure as possible.”

Lippman says of Keanu, “They turned George into a cool bada**…It’s great for [him] and his songs, as people become more curious about his music.”  He adds, “I’m getting tweets and lots of emails from people loving it. I think it will also work well around the world.”

Billboard also notes that George’s music was used in Deadpool and in an upcoming Martin Scorsese movie called Bleed for This.

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Lenny Kravitz Documentary “Just Let Go” to Premiere on Showtime

Mathieu Bitton/SHOWTIMEThe Lenny Kravitz concert film Just Let Go will make its premiere on Showtime May 13. The documentary, which was filmed in Paris, Prague, Poland, Memphis, New Orleans and New York in 2014 and 2015, explores the relationships between Kravitz and his band.

Just Let Go is the story about relationships between Lenny Kravitz and his band and why, despite him being a solo artist, these musicians are so vitally important to him, both personally and professionally,” reads a press release.

Just Let Go will air at 8 p.m. ET.

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“Game of Thrones” vs. Porn? Season Six Premiere Decreases Naughty Online Traffic

Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) —  Just how badly did people want to watch April 24th’s season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones? Apparently enough to curtail their primal urges — at least for an hour — according to one leading adult site. 

PornHub crunched its user data for the night of the show’s season six premiere, and it revealed that the site’s user traffic across the United States dropped 4% while the hour-long premiere aired — while that might not seem like a lot, consider the streaming site has more than 60 million daily visitors, and the U.S. ranks as the number-one market.

The surfing resumed in the hours that followed to pre-premiere levels.

Other user data showed that naughty searches related to the series — whether it be porn parodies of the book-based HBO show or searches for the series’ frequent nude scenes — spiked 370% in the hours leading up to the premiere. 

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“Dancing with the Stars” Pays Tribute to Music Icons Tonight

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars will salute the icons of music tonight.

The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of music’s greatest acts, from Elvis Presley to U2. Last week’s top scorer, Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris, and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, will dance to “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin.

The couples will also take part in team dances, pitting the men against the women. The men will perform as Team James Brown and the women will perform as Team Beyoncé.

At the end of the night, two celebrities will be eliminated.

Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Here’s a rundown of the dances the couples will perform Monday night, along with the song selections:

–Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Tango – “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones

–Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Viennese Waltz – “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston

–Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe – Quickstep – “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder

–Kim Fields & Sasha Farber – Samba – “ABC” by Jackson 5

–Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Foxtrot – “Beautiful Day” by U2

–Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Jive – “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner

–Von Miller & Witney Carson – Salsa – “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley

–Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Foxtrot – “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin

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Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Win Daytime Emmy

Ben Gabbe/Getty ImagesJust weeks before their daytime TV partnership ends, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan have won a Daytime Emmy Award.

They were named the winners of the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host prize at Sunday night’s ceremony in Los Angeles.

Strahan’s impending departure from Live with Kelly and Michael was announced last month. His last day will be Friday, May 13.

ABC’s General Hospital won the top award, Outstanding Drama Series.

The Daytime Emmys were presented on two nights, including a Creative Arts ceremony on Friday.

You can find all the winners on the Daytime Emmys’ Twitter account. Here are the winners in select categories:

Outstanding Drama Series
General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Tyler Christopher, General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Mary Beth Evans, Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Game Show Host
Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game

Outstanding Game Show
The Price Is Right

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts
Live with Kelly and Michael

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
The Talk

Outstanding Host — Talk Show/Informative
Dr. Oz

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
The Chew

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Former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky Appears in Court to Appeal Child Sex Abuse Conviction

iStock/Thinkstock(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared in a Pennsylvania courtroom Monday as he appeals his child-sex abuse conviction.

In 2012, Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys, following tearful testimony from his victims.

As officers led Sandusky into the courthouse Monday morning, the former coach, wearing an orange jumpsuit, told waiting reporters, “There’s much to say. For now, [defense attorney] Al Lindsay is gonna say it.”

Defense attorneys and prosecutors then presented their arguments in an hour-long hearing before Judge John Cleland in a Centre County, Pennsylvania courtroom, near the State College campus of Penn State University.

Sandusky sat in the court as defense attorney Lindsay asked the judge for permission to question witnesses, including Sandusky’s former lawyers, about the investigation and trial.

Prosecutors argued that a new hearing shouldn’t be granted.

It was not immediately clear when the judge would make his decision.

If his sentence stands, Sandusky, now 72, would be 98 at his earliest possible release date.

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Colorado Supreme Court Rules Against Municipal Laws Limiting Fracking

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday against two cities’ attempts to limit fracking, saying the legislation passed by the cities of Longmont and Fort Collins are “invalid and unenforceable” because they conflict with existing state laws.

In 2012, voters in the city of Longmont passed a ban on fracking, while in November 2013, Fort Collins voters passed a five-year moratorium on fracking to give the city time to study health and safety impacts of the process, according to court documents.

The group that challenged Longmont and Fort Collins’ rules against fracking, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, called the court’s ruling “a win” for the energy industry and the “people of Colorado who rely on affordable and dependable energy and a strong economy.”

“Nearly all wells in Colorado are hydraulically fractured, or fracked, meaning a ban on fracking is a ban on oil and gas development,” COGA said in a statement Monday. “With this legal battle over, we look forward to working with Longmont, Fort Collins and other communities to find a balance that allows for responsible oil and gas development while respecting the rule of law and meeting the needs of local communities.”

Fort Collins city attorney Carrie Daggett said it will review the court’s decision “carefully and fully to evaluate how it affects the City.”

“These issues are complex, and we’ll thoroughly examine the decisions relative to Fort Collins and Longmont,” Daggett said. “However, it is clear that the Supreme Court has found that the Fort Collins moratorium on hydraulic fracturing is in operational conflict with Colorado law and is therefore preempted.”

Representatives for the City of Longmont or the City of Fort Collins did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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Federal Judge Orders Woman to Unlock iPhone Using Her Fingerprint

iStock/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Calif.) — The case of a California woman who was ordered to unlock an iPhone using her fingerprint is raising questions about whether compelling a person to unlock their smartphone could infringe on their right against self-incrimination.

A warrant was issued in February ordering Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan to unlock an iPhone seized from a Glendale, California, residence. She later pleaded no contest to a felony count of identity theft, according to the Los Angeles Times.

While much of the public discussion over encryption has focused on four to six digit passcodes, the California case is raising the question of whether a person’s biometric markers — such as a fingerprint or iris — could be used to help authorities crack into a device.

Mark Bartholomew, a law professor at the University of Buffalo who studies encryption and cyber law, told ABC News “the law is very uncertain on this because it hasn’t caught up to technology.”

At issue is whether pressing a finger to unlock a phone and giving law enforcement access to all of its contents is tantamount to testifying without ever speaking a word.

“It’s one of those things like always technology is way ahead of the law,” Bartholomew said. “These issues of passwords, biometric safeguards, at the same time law enforcement wants them, over time these are going to be teed up for the courts and Supreme Court to weigh in on it.”

But Albert Gidari, the director of privacy at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, told the LA Times that the action might not violate the 5th Amendment prohibition of self-incrimination.

“Unlike disclosing passcodes, you are not compelled to speak or say what’s ‘in your mind’ to law enforcement,” Gidari told the LA Times. “‘Put your finger here’ is not testimonial or self-incriminating.”

Apple first added Touch ID to the iPhone 5s and has since included the security measure in all of its recent iPhones and iPads. Built into the home button, Touch ID can also be bypassed using passcodes.

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Report: Laremy Tunsil Won’t Start NFL Career in Substance Abuse Program

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(MIAMI) — Rookie Laremy Tunsil will not start his professional career with the Miami Dolphins in the NFL’s substance abuse program, ESPN reports, citing a source.

The source did say, however, that the league will keep a close eye on the offensive lineman and step in if needed.

Tunsil, who played for Ole Miss, was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round but sank down to the No. 13 pick after a video surfaced of the him smoking from a bong. The video was posted to his verified Twitter account.

After Tunsil was selected by Miami, he admitted to taking the video at a press conference last Thursday night, but said somebody hacked his account.

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Warriors Star Steph Curry Gives Peek Into His Home Life

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is known for dominating the NBA, but the basketball star is now revealing his best play is at home, as a dad.

Curry, 28, his wife, Ayesha, 27, and their two daughters, Riley and Ryan, are the cover stars of the June issue of Parents magazine.

Curry and Ayesha met as teenagers in North Carolina and are now juggling superstar fame with raising 3-year-old Riley and 10-month-old Ryan.

“It’s an event to get all four of us out of the house at once,” Ayesha, a chef, told the magazine. “When we get in the car and we’ve brought everything and everybody has socks on, it’s like a dream come true.”

The pair also revealed how they keep their marriage private while being in the limelight. For one, the pair have matching tattoos of two arrows pointing at each other.

“I do like a little sign and I kind of slap my tattoo and she does the same,” Curry said.

Curry revealed that when Riley, 3, sees him in his Golden State uniform, she will refer to him as Steph Curry instead of “Daddy.” It was Riley who gained instant fame when she stole the show at one of her dad’s news conferences during last year’s playoffs.

“People recognize her way faster than they do me or Ayesha,” Curry said. “And if we go somewhere and she’s not with us, that’s the first question they ask, ‘Where is Riley?’”

The June issue of Parents magazine is on newsstands now.

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Brad Keselowski Wins at Talladega

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(TALLADEGA, Ala.) — Brad Keselowski won a crash-filled race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

There were a few big wrecks in the Sprint Cup’s GEICO 500, including one that took out Matt Kenseth on lap 181.

Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Austin Dillon, Jamie McMurray and pole-sitter Chase Elliott.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the GEICO 500, held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama:

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Kyle Busch
3. Austin Dillon
4. Jamie McMurray
5. Chase Elliott
6. Tony Stewart
7. Clint Bowyer
8. Kurt Busch
9. Ryan Blaney
10. Trevor Bayne

Here’s an updated look at the standings:

1. Kevin Harvick — 351 points.
2. Kyle Busch — 342 points.
3. Carl Edwards — 337 points.
4. Jimmie Johnson — 329 points.
5. Joey Logano — 316 points.
6. Kurt Busch — 312 points.
7. Brad Keselowski — 300 points.
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. — 279 points.
9. Martin Truex Jr. — 274 points.
10. Austin Dillon — 272 points.
11. Chase Elliott — 271 points.
12. Denny Hamlin — 269 points.
13. Jamie McMurray — 261 points.
14. AJ Allmendinger — 232 points.
15. Matt Kenseth — 231 points.
16. Trevor Bayne — 228 points.

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SpaceX Updates Falcon 9 Rocket Capabilities

SpaceX(NEW YORK) — SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket can carry nearly twice as much into orbit than was previously listed, according to an update on the company’s website over the weekend.

The rocket, which has been used to send the Dragon spacecraft on cargo runs to the International Space Station and launch satellites into orbit, can now launch up to 50,265-pounds into low earth orbit, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The realization was determined after additional testing.

The new metrics are only for expendable missions, according to Musk, meaning rockets the company tries to land back on Earth will have to carry 30 to 40 percent less payload. SpaceX also says the Falcon 9 can carry up to 8,860-pounds of cargo to Mars.

The company gave an update on its Falcon Heavy rocket, which has yet to fly. The $90 million rocket, which has 27 Merlin engines, can launch up to 29,980-pounds on a journey to Mars. SpaceX announced last week the company is targeting its first Mars mission for 2018.

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US Cruise Ship Docks in Cuba

iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA) — A U.S. cruise ship docked in Havana Monday morning, marking the first time a ship has arrived in Cuba from a U.S. seaport in decades.

The Adonia ship, run by Carnival, left from Miami Sunday. The historic trip represents a new step in normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations.

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Solar Impulse Plane Begins First Leg of US Flight Path

KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) — The Solar Impulse plane took off in darkness from San Francisco Monday morning for the first leg of its journey across the United States.

The solar-powered plane is expected to finish the 720-mile journey Monday night when it lands at Phoenix Goodyear Airport. While the early-morning darkness may seem less than ideal for a plane that is powered by the sun, Solar Impulse is equipped to fly day and night because of solar-energy stored in batteries on the aircraft.

The plane weighs over 5,000 pounds; about the same size of a truck. Solar Impulse arrived in San Francisco last week, marking the completion of its Pacific Ocean crossing.

The trip began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, with stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan, before flying over the Pacific Ocean and reaching Hawaii in July 2015.

Solar Impulse was grounded in Hawaii after the plane’s battery system sustained damage during the Japan-to-Hawaii leg of the trip. After at least two planned stops in the United States, Solar Impulse will fly from New York to Europe, according to the project’s website. The final leg, which will be from either Europe or Northern Africa to Abu Dhabi, is expected to take 120 hours and be completed this summer.

Pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard began the pioneering project with the goal of highlighting clean energy.

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