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TikTok Users, K-Pop Fans Said To Be Behind False Registration For Trump Tulsa Rally

Tik-Tok users and K-Pop fans are said to be behind the small turnout at President Donald Trump’s first campaign rally in months. Mr Trump’s campaign manager had blamed “radical” protesters and the media, but political strategists say that teenagers across the US ordered tickets without intending to turn up to ensure there would be empty seats.

The campaign had reported at least one million ticket requests for the event and anticipated large crowds, but the 19,000-seat arena at at Tulsa’s Bank of Oklahoma Center was far from full and plans for him to address an outside “overflow” area were abandoned.

It is unclear how many of the hundreds of thousands of ticket reservations touted by the Trump campaign were fake, but one TikTok video encouraging people to sign up for free tickets to ensure there would be empty seats at the arena has received more than 700,000 likes.

Teens on TikTok Reserved “Fake” Tickets For Trump’s Tulsa Rally

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Three Stabbed To Death In Park Outside London Considered “Terrorist Incident”

Authorities said that three people who were stabbed to death at a park in a town just outside London is considered a “terrorist incident;” three others were left seriously injured in the attack.

The attack took place in Forbury Gardens, a public park in Reading, a large town around 40 miles west of London. The park was full of groups sitting on the grass when “one lone person walked through and “suddenly shouted some unintelligible words and went around a large group of around 10, trying to stab them.” Shortly after the incident, a 25-year-old man from Reading was arrested on suspicion of murder, police said, adding that they were not looking for any other suspects. The man’s name was not released. The stabbing was later declared a “terrorist incident.”

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that his thoughts were with those affected by the attack, adding Sunday that he was “appalled and sickened that people should lose their lives in this way.”

Deadly park stabbing was a terror attack: UK police

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott To Sign Franchise Tag

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will sign his exclusive franchise tender today, Monday June 22nd.  The franchise tag means Prescott will be obligated to report to training camp on time, whether he and the Cowboys have agreed to a contract extension or not. The sides have until July 15 to come to terms on a long-term extension; if they can’t reach an agreement, Prescott will make $31.4 million in 2020, after which he will either become a free agent, sign an extension with the Cowboys next summer, or be placed under the franchise tag a second time. If the third option happens, Prescott would make $37.7 million in 2021.

Prescott has started all 67 regular season and postseason games the Cowboys have played in his four years in the NFL, going 40-24 and twice reaching the playoffs. 

Source: QB Prescott plans to sign franchise tag

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Tiz The Law Wins Belmont Stakes And First Leg Of Triple Crown

Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes in front of empty stands and clinched he first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, followed by Dr Post and Max Player. Tiz the Law is the first New York-bred horse to win the race since 1882, ending the state’s unlucky streak.

The New York race is usually the last leg of the three races that make up the Triple Crown. However this year the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes had to be postponed until later in the season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Fans and owners were barred from the stands in accordance with safety protocols during the pandemic. The Belmont was empty except for venue employees and some members of the media, with concession stands and betting windows closed.

The Kentucky Derby is set to be the next race in the Triple Crown on Sept. 5 and the Preakness is set for Oct. 3.

NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

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Charlie Daniels Reschedules “Volunteer Jam” For February 2021

Charlie Daniels announced his annual all-star concert, Volunteer Jam, has been rescheduled for Feb. 22, 2021, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The concert was originally slated for Sept. 15, 2020, but has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Charlie’s Volunteer Jam, which was created in 1974, has brought together some of music’s biggest stars for a number of worthwhile causes.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com and the Bridgestone Arena box office. Previously purchased tickets will transfer to the new concert date.

Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam Rescheduled For February 2021

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Listen To Rascal Flatts New Single, “How They Remember You”

Rascal Flatts have released a new single, “How They Remember You,” their first new music since the release of the single, “Back to Life,” in 2018. 

The trio planned to embark on their Farewell Tour from June to October 2020, but the tour has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to “How They Remember You” at the link: here

“How They Remember You”: Rascal Flatts is teasing a new single release

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D.L. Hughley Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Collapsing Onstage During Performance

D.L. Hughley collapsed onstage while performing at a Nashville comedy club over the weekend, and Hughley was rushed to a nearby hospital. A member of the audience captured the moment on video.

A rep for Hughley offered an update, saying, “D.L. collapsed on stage last night during his second show in Nashville. He was suffering from exhaustion after all the week’s work and travel, and was kept overnight at the hospital for tests under doctor’s orders,” a rep for Hughley said in a statement. “He is awake and feeling better, and wishes to thank everyone for the very kind prayers and thoughts.”

Later over the weekend, Hughley posted a video thanking everyone for their well-wishes, saying that he was treated for exhaustion and extreme dehydration, and also tested positive for COVID-19. Hughley said he was asymptomatic, “which means I didn’t have any of the classic symptoms.” Hughley will quarantine for 14 days at his hotel.

D.L. Hughley Diagnosed With COVID-19 Following Frightening Onstage Collapse

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Ansel Elgort Responds to Sexual Assault Allegation, Says the Relationship Was Consensual

Ansel Elgort has responded to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl back in 2014. The 26-year-old actor took to Instagram to release a statement after a girl named Gabby alleged on Twitter that he assaulted her.

“I was distressed to see the social media posts about me that have been circulating in the past 24 hours,” Ansel wrote. “I cannot claim to understand Gabby’s feelings but her description of events is simply not what happened. I have never and would never assault anyone.” The day before, Gabby detailed an alleged situation that occurred after meeting Ansel online. The account where the story was posted has now been deleted.

Ansel continued to share his side of his relationship with Gabby, saying that it was “entirely consensual,” and concluded: “As I look back at my attitude, I am disgusted and deeply ashamed of the way I acted. I am truly sorry. I know I must continue to reflect, learn, and work to grow in empathy.”

Ansel Elgort Responds to Claim of Sexual Misconduct: “I Have Never and Would Never Assault Anyone”

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Rage Against The Machine Sees Increase In Streaming Amid Protests

Rage Against the Machine’s music has returned to the charts, with their 1992 self-titled debut re-appearing on the Billboard 200, and their two other original LPs cracking the top 30 on Apple Music. Billboard reports that this surge on the charts has continued over the last seven days.

Rage Against Machine’s music was streamed over 11 million times in the last week, a 62% increase. The band’s 1992 single “Killing in the Name” accounts for 2.4 million of those streams alone, which places the song at No. 3 on Hard Rock Digital Songs Chart and No. 21 on the Hard Rock Streaming Songs Chart. “Bulls on Parade”, meanwhile, has been streamed 1.4 million times in the last week.

Rage Against the Machine was supposed to be hitting the road this summer for a reunion tour, however the band has rescheduled those dates, which feature Run the Jewels in a supporting role, for 2021. You can get tickets at the link: here.

Rage Against the Machine Streams Spike 62 Percent Amid Protests

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Disturbed Reschedules ‘The Sickness’ 20th Anniversary Tour

Disturbed has announced the rescheduled dates for The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour, which will now take place in July and August of 2021. Joining the band on the road next summer are Staind and Bad Wolves.

The heavy metal band will perform songs from The Sickness plus songs from their most recent album Evolution, and the rest of their catalog.  Check out the band’s full list of upcoming tour dates below.

Disturbed Confirm Rescheduled 2021 Dates For The Sickness 20th Anniversary Amphitheater Tour

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