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Hurricane Ian picks up strength as it makes its way towards South Carolina

As of early Friday, Hurricane Ian has continued to grow in strength, with forecasters expecting it to make landfall along the Carolina coast later in the day. Ian strengthened back to a Category 1 hurricane overnight as it moved west over the Atlantic toward the U.S. eastern coast, after making landfall in Florida as a major Category 4 storm on Wednesday with 150 mph winds. Hurricane Ian has left a wake of death and destruction throughout Florida, and forecasters now warn the storm will bring “life-threatening storm surge and hurricane conditions” to the Carolina coast.

In its 5 a.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said that the center of the storm was located 145 miles south-southeast of Charleston, S.C., and 225 miles south-southwest of Cape Fear, N.C., traveling north-northeast at 9 mph. Forecasters expect that it will reach the coast of South Carolina on Friday before moving farther inland across the Carolinas into Saturday. The storm grew in strength overnight, and had sustained winds of 85 mph hour as of 5 a.m. Forecasters predict there will be little change before it makes landfall, after which it will undergo rapid weakening.

A turn toward the north is expected Friday morning followed by a turn to the north-northwest with an increase in speed Friday night. The National Hurricane Center said: “On the forecast track, Ian will approach the coast of South Carolina on Friday. Ian is forecast to become an extratropical low over North Carolina tonight or on Saturday. The low is then expected to dissipate by Saturday night.” 

The NHC said in its update:“The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline  Water could reach up to 7 feet in some of the areas under a storm surge watch.” A hurricane warning has been issued for the North Carolina coast; and a storm surge watch is also in effect for north of Cape Fear to Duck, N.C., and for the Pamlico River and the Cape Fear River while a hurricane watch was issued from east of Cape Fear to Surf City, N.C.   A hurricane watch also remains in place for east of Cape Fear to Surf City; and a tropical storm warning remains in place from the Flager/Volusia County Line to Savannah, Ga.; Cape fear to Duck, N.C.; and Pamlico Sound.

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Former President Trump argues that he should not be required to comment on accuracy of Department of Justice inventory

In new court filings. former President Donald Trump argued that he should not have to declare in court whether or not the Justice Department’s updated inventory of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago is accurate.  In response to Trump’s suggestion that the FBI planted evidence during its search on Aug. 8, Special Master Raymond Dearie said that Trump had to submit a declaration of the accuracy of the Justice Department’s inquiry.  However, Trump argued that Dearie had only asked for a declaration from a government official and not from Trump’s side. Trump also said that he had no access to the documents at issue. The court filings said: “Additionally, the Plaintiff currently has no means of accessing the documents bearing classification markings, which would be necessary to complete any such certification by September 30, the currently proposed date of completion.”

The Justice Department submitted a slightly revised inventory of the materials seized from Mar-a-Lago on Monday, along with a declaration supporting the accuracy of the new list.  The new list adds 55 items to the more than 11,000 documents and photographs that were seized.  The new list also removed two empty folders with “CLASSIFIED” banners in the box. There are now 46 empty folders with classified markings.

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New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston held out of practice for a second day in London due to back injury

Despite being held out of practice for a second day in London for the NFL’s first international game of the season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is still expected to play on Sunday. Winston has been playing through four fractures in his back since the start of the season, and has also been dealing with an ankle injury. The injuries have affected Winston’s performance, however, and he has been sacked 11 times in three game, throwing for 858 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. New Orleans record stands at 1-2.

As of press time, it was expected that Winston would play Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings; however if he can’t play, coach Dennis Allen will turn to either backup Andy Dalton, or tight end/quarterback Taysom Hill, both of whom took reps at the training facility of rugby club London Irish.

Two other starters on the Saints’ offense – wide receiver Michael Thomas and tackle Ryan Ramczyk – also were not at the team’s practice in London. Thomas left Sunday’s game with a toe injury, while Ramczyk was listed as questionable with an elbow injury.

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L.A. Chargers’ Joey Bosa placed on injured reserve with groin injury

LA Chargers head coach Brandon Staley told reporters that defensive end Joey Bosa will have surgery to repair the groin injury he suffered in last Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars. Bosa is expected to return to action this season, but will go on injured reserve and miss at least four games.  Bosa’s surgery performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia to correct a core muscle issue while on injured reserve.

Bosa, a four-time Pro Bowler, is coming off of a 2021 season that saw him record 10.5 sacks. He had 1.5 sacks during the Chargers’ season-opening win over the Raiders. Veteran Kyle Van Noy is slated to replace Bosa in the starting lineup.

Bosa’s injury is just the latest bad news for the Chargers; who also lost starting left tackle Rashawn Slater and receiver Jalen Guyton to season-ending injuries. They are also dealing with Justin Herbert’s injured ribs, which he sustained during the team’s Week 2 loss in Kansas City. The team is expected to have receiver Keenan Allen back at practice this week after he missed the previous two games with a hamstring injury.

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Chris Janson signs with Big Machine Label Group Records

Chris Janson has signed with BMLG Records in partnership with his Harpeth 60 Records. Janson joins other artists including Lady A, Brett Young, Riley Green and his young new protégé, Shane Profitt.

Janson was with Warner Music Nashville since 2015. He broke onto the scene with his No. 1 debut single, “Buy Me A Boat” which was certified 3X Platinum, and followed that success with a string of Gold-certified No. 1 hits including “Fix A Drink,” “Good Vibes” and “Done.”  Earlier this year, Janson released his fourth studio record, All In, his last project with Warner Music Nashville and featuring collaborations with Eric Church and Travis Tritt.

Said Janson: “I am so proud to be teaming up with Scott Borchetta, Jimmy Harnen and the team at Big Machine Label Group. This opportunity is an absolute dream come true and I’m honored to be working with such a talented crew and roster of artists. Julian Raymond and I are hitting the studio for this first album, and we are on the fast track for great new music! This whole partnership just feels right, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Big Machine Label Group Chairman & CEO Scott Borchetta added: “Chris has always been a force of nature and he’s coming to BMLG at the perfect time to take his career next-level. His experience, determination, and vision for what he wants to do next completely aligns with our long-term label group ideal and continued artist development. Did I mention he blows a mean harp?

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Morgan Evans performs unreleased song inspired by breakup with Kelsea Ballerini

Morgan Evans performed an unreleased song in Australia, inspired by his recent breakup with ex-wife Kelsea Ballerini.  Evans returned to Australia for the 15th anniversary of the CMC ROCKS QLD festival which took place last weekend, headlining along with Brad Paisley and Kane Brown.

Evans performed songs from his newest project: The Country And The Coast Side A, released almost one year ago. The project includes the track “Love Is Real,” which was written about Kelsea Ballerini while the couple were still together.  Evans then performed his never-before-heard song “How Long,” an emotional ballad that finds Evans searching for the answers to questions he ponders about he and his now ex-wife’s relationship. You can take a look at the performance clip – here.

Ballerini filed for divorce from Evans in late August, and took to social media to spread the news, sharing, “…so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce. This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end. It’s hard to find the words here…but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons.”

Evans also addressed the split on social media, saying: “I am very sad to confirm that after almost five years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways. I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association adds new television acting categories for 2023 Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has added new supporting acting TV categories for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards. The HFPA also announced the timeline for the 2023 show, with submissions due on Nov. 7.

The new categories are:  best supporting actor in a television series/musical-comedy or drama, best supporting actress in a television series/ musical-comedy or drama, best supporting actor in a limited series/anthology or motion picture made for television and best supporting actress in a limited series/anthology or motion picture made for television.

Previously, the Golden Globes had TV categories for best supporting actor – series, miniseries or motion picture made for television and best supporting actress – series, miniseries or motion picture made for television. The new change splits the supporting actor categories into two separate categories: musical comedy or drama as well as limited or anthology series.

The 2023 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Jan. 10, 2023 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Paramount releases trailer for ‘Yellowstone’ Season 5

Paramount released the first full-length trailer for Season 5 of its hit series Yellowstone, posting on social media: It’s happening! #YellowstoneTV season 5 premieres Nov. 13, only on @ParamountNet”

The 90-second preview shows John Dutton (Kevin Costner) being sworn in as the governor of the state of Montana, firing existing staff and appointing his hot-tempered daughter Beth (Kelly Reilly) as his chief of staff. While declaring that he loves Montana, Dutton adds that everything he does is for his family.

Along with Costner and Reilly, Yellowstone stars Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham, Gil Birmingham, Mo Brings Plenty, Wendy Moniz, Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly.

Season 5 will debut with a 2-hour premiere on Sunday, Nov. 13 on Paramount Network. Take a look at the new trailer – here.

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Corey Taylor announces charity livestream event ‘Half Sold Out: CMFT Live At The Palladium’

Corey Taylor has announced the special livestream event, Half Sold Out: CMFT Live At The Palladium, in support of his own charity ‘The Taylor Foundation.’  Launched earlier this year, the organization “supports and uplifts military veterans and emergency personnel living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)”… working on “raising awareness of this often misunderstood mental health condition as well as provides resources and financial support”.

Filmed from London’s renowned Palladium venue, the sold-out performance will take place on October 17 and will serve as the first date of Taylor’s first ever UK solo band tour. The performance will be streamed worldwide at 9pm London time (BST), before being re-broadcast twice for viewers around the world. Following the two broadcasts, the event will then be available to watch on demand for another 48hrs from October 17 11.30pm PDT until October 19 11.30pm PDT.

Taylor said: “Not only am I stoked to be coming back to my island to play for my people, I’m over the moon to share it with the rest of the world. We’re gonna laugh, cry, break dance – sky’s the limit. Enjoy, Earth.”  Tickets for the livestream are available now at the link here.

Slipknot’s new album The End, So Far is set to arrive this Friday on September 30. You can order your copy here.

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Muse announce 2023 North American tour with Evanescence

Muse is bringing their “Will of the People Tour” to North America, making stops in the U.S. and Canada for a North American tour in early 2023. Evanescence will serve as support on the North American leg.

Will of the People is also the title of Muse’s latest, ninth studio album. Bandleader Matt Bellamy said the new LP is influenced by Slipknot – thanks to his son’s love of the metal band. Will of the People features the singles “Won’t Stand Down,” “Compliance,” Kill or Be Killed,” “You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween”, as well as the title track.

General on-sale tickets start Oct. 7 at 10AM local time. Pre-sale begins Oct. 4. Fans can register now at  For more info, head here.

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