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Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward after her dog walker is shot and two dogs stolen

Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery on Wednesday night. The dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery. Fischer was walking three of Lady Gaga’s dogs at the time, but one escaped and has been recovered safely.

The pop star “is offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her 2 dogs, no questions asked. Anyone who has the dogs can use this email — KojiandGustav@gmail.com — to retrieve the reward.” The dogs’ names are Koji and Gustav. Gaga is currently in Rome filming the movie “Gucci.”

According to Los Angeles police, the victim was walking the dogs when an unknown male shot him about 9:40 p.m. local time in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue.  Authorities are searching for the shooter, who they said used a semiautomatic gun and sped from the scene in a white vehicle. French bulldogs are small and known for their large, bat-like ears. They are the fourth most popular dog breed in the United States.

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Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward after her dog walker is shot and two dogs stolen

Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery on Wednesday night. The dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery. Fischer was walking three of Lady Gaga’s dogs at the time, but one escaped and has been recovered safely.

The pop star “is offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her 2 dogs, no questions asked. Anyone who has the dogs can use this email — KojiandGustav@gmail.com — to retrieve the reward.” The dogs’ names are Koji and Gustav. Gaga is currently in Rome filming the movie “Gucci.”

According to Los Angeles police, the victim was walking the dogs when an unknown male shot him about 9:40 p.m. local time in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue.  Authorities are searching for the shooter, who they said used a semiautomatic gun and sped from the scene in a white vehicle. French bulldogs are small and known for their large, bat-like ears. They are the fourth most popular dog breed in the United States.

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House passes legislation protecting LGBTQ rights

On Thursday, the House passed legislation that would extend existing civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics. The bill would ensure equal treatment for LGBTQ individuals in areas including employment, education, housing, credit, public accommodations and others.

The House voted 224 to 206 to pass the legislation largely along party lines. All Democrats and three Republicans voted in favor of the bill. The legislation now moves to the Senate, where it will require at least 10 Republican votes to avoid a Senate filibuster and move the bill to a vote. As of now, no Senate Republicans have signed on to support the legislation.

The Equality Act passed in the House in 2019, but stalled in the Republican-led Senate when conservative opponents claimed the legislation would infringe on their religious freedom. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a press conference Thursday. “I will use my power as Majority Leader to put it on the floor and let’s see where everybody stands.” President Joe Biden also supports the bill, and listed it as a top priority during his presidential campaign.

House passes sweeping LGBTQ rights bill

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NCAA releases COVID-19 contingency plans for March Madness tournaments

The NCAA Division I’s Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball Committees released replacement policies for the upcoming NCAA tournaments on Thursday (which can be viewed in full here). 

The content in the new policies state that after the championship field is released and before the championship beginning, a single-bid conference “may replace its [automatic qualifier] if it is unable to participate due to COVID-19.” For any multi-bid conference that has a team unable to participate, “the last four teams not selected as at-large teams for the original field shall be designated as replacement teams.” The replacement team will be placed in the bracket position left vacant by the withdrawing team, and once the bracket is finalized and released, teams will not be reseeded.

For the NCAA men’s tournament, the deadline for consideration of replacing a team unable to participate due to COVID-19 is Tuesday, March 16. Once the tournament has begun “no team will replace a team that has a COVID-19 issue and can no longer participate in the championship.” Instead, its opponent would advance to the next round via forfeit.  

The men’s tournament will take place exclusively in Indianapolis due to COVID-19 restrictions; it will have its bracket released at 6 p.m on Sunday, March 14 before getting underway on Thursday, March 18. 

The women’s tournament will be held in San Antonio due to COVID-19 restrictions; it will have its bracket released at 6 p.m on Monday, March 15 before getting underway on Friday, March 18.

March Madness replacement rules, explained: How NCAA will select new teams to account for COVID-19 withdrawals

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Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert dies by suicide after being charged with human trafficking

Former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday after being charged with 24 crimes stemming from alleged sexual, physical and emotional abuse against gymnasts in his care. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a statement confirming that authorities found Geddert’s body late Thursday afternoon after the charges against him were announced.

Geddert, 63, was charged with 20 felony counts of human trafficking for allegedly subjecting his athletes to forced labor or services “under extreme conditions that contributed to them suffering injuries and harm.” He was also charged with individual felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and continuing a criminal enterprise.

Geddert also faced one charge of lying to a peace officer during a violent crime investigation for false or misleading statements to authorities investigating former Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar who was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting hundreds of girls. Nassar worked as Geddert’s team physician and in-house medical expert for 20 years and was the sole medical doctor whose advice he would accept.

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Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert dies by suicide after being charged with human trafficking

Former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday after being charged with 24 crimes stemming from alleged sexual, physical and emotional abuse against gymnasts in his care. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a statement confirming that authorities found Geddert’s body late Thursday afternoon after the charges against him were announced.

Geddert, 63, was charged with 20 felony counts of human trafficking for allegedly subjecting his athletes to forced labor or services “under extreme conditions that contributed to them suffering injuries and harm.” He was also charged with individual felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and continuing a criminal enterprise.

Geddert also faced one charge of lying to a peace officer during a violent crime investigation for false or misleading statements to authorities investigating former Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar who was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting hundreds of girls. Nassar worked as Geddert’s team physician and in-house medical expert for 20 years and was the sole medical doctor whose advice he would accept.

Ex-Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert commits suicide after sexual assault charges

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Matt Stell launching his ‘Everywhere But Home’ tour

Matt Stell took to Twitter to share that he is hitting the road with Teddy Robb and Chris Bandi on his headlining Everywhere But Home Tour.  The 15-date run kicks off on Friday at The Stockyard in Holiday, Florida and continues through May 7 where it wraps in Jackson, Tennessee. Stell will also make stops in Nashville, Birmingham, Alabama, Columbia, South Carolina and more.  A publicist for Stell confirms that local COVID-19 restrictions and precautions will all be adhered to. 

Stell posted on Instagram, “It’s official—the boys and I are saddling up and hitting the road again. I’ve been waiting a long time to say that. 2020 knocked us on our a**es. In 2021 we fight back by having all the fun we didn’t get to have and then some…Be ready. The future’s coming and it’s looking BRIGHT.”  

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon local time. Visit Stell’s website for more info. 

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Garth Brooks announces his wife Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for COVID-19

Country music superstar Garth Brooks announced that his wife Trisha Yearwood, has tested positive for COVID-19.  Brooks noted that the couple began quarantining at home following positive coronavirus test by a member of their team. Fortunately, Brooks has tested negative.

Brooks said in a statement: “The Queen and I have now tested twice. Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for. Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together.” Garth added that he’ll be pausing his weekly Inside Studio G conversation on Facebook for the time being. “And anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.”

Garth Brooks Is Dropping Everything to Be By Trisha Yearwood’s Side as She Battles COVID-19

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Paramount+ confirms ‘Frasier’ revival with Kelsey Grammer

Paramount+ announced this week that Kelsey Grammer is confirmed to return in his trademark role in a new Frasier series coming to the streaming service. Grammer said in a statement: “I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr. Frasier Crane.” 

Grammer debuted as Frasier Crane on Cheers as a love interest to Diane Chambers (Shelley Long.) The character of Frasier Crane remained on Cheers after Long left the show, and the character got his own spinoff in 1993 after Cheers ended. On Frasier, Crane moved in with his father (John Mahoney) and brother, Niles (David Hyde Pierce). Crane became a radio show therapist for 11 seasons.

Mahoney died in 2018 at the age of 77. Paramount+’s statement did not indicate whether Pierce or Frasier costars Jane Leeves and Peri Gilpin would be involved in the revival. Grammer will executive produce with writers Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli.

‘Frasier’ is being rebooted, with Kelsey Grammer reprising the role 17 years after show ended

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Marvel’s “Loki” gets new Disney + premiere date

 Marvel’s Loki is finally getting a confirmed premiere date on Disney+ after facing delays. Back in December, Marvel revealed that Loki was slated to arrive in May. However, the highly-anticipated series soon faced delays and its May release date was pulled.

Now, a new premiere date for Loki has finally been confirmed, with Marvel Studios revealing that the original series is premiering on June 11. The show follows Loki (played by the Tom Hiddleston), the God of Mischief, as he steps out of his brother Thor‘s shadow. The Disney+ show takes place after the events that transpired in Avengers: Endgame. Along with Hiddleston, the show also stars Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant.

Marvel’s ‘Loki’ Series Gets Disney+ Release Date, ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Also Gets Debut Date!

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