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Nashville Hurricane

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Chase Padgett’s Nashville Hurricane on Wednesday, October 18 starting at 7:30pm. Nashville Hurricane is the first show in our 2017/18 Theatre Series. 
 
Masterful storyteller and captivating entertainer Chase Padgett delivers the sequel to his virtuosic performance in Six Guitars, brought to our stage two years ago. Nashville Hurricane is a one-man play featuring a flurry of characters, blazing guitar work, and formidable tunes such as ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’. Slipping between mother, mentor, and the infamous guitar prodigy “Nashville Hurricane” himself, Padgett takes us on the road and pulls us through to the dark side of show biz.
 
With a degree in Music and world-class training in improv, Padgett dominates the stage with his presence. Having worked for Walt Disney World and Universal Studios writing and creating music, his understanding of technique and live performance is unmatched when it comes to entertaining the masses. Padgett premiered his first show, Six Guitars, in 2010 which gained him critical acclaim and success at Fringe festivals and beyond. A Vernon favourite in our 2015/16 season, this sequel is a definite do-not-miss.
 
Co-written by Padgett and Jay Hopkins, Nashville Hurricane has earned several awards including Best National Show and Best Original Work at Orlando Fringe, and Best of Fest at Edmonton Fringe. CBC has called it “a force of nature… don’t let it pass by without you.” This 75-minute one-man performance doesn’t waver, bringing audiences from all over into immediate standing ovations.
 
This show is part of Padgett’s FINAL TOUR! Don’t miss your last chance to see this award-winning performance.
 
Tickets for Nashville Hurricane are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $23 for students. Subscriptions for the Society’s 2017/18 Theatre Series are on sale for a limited time, giving you more of what you love – for less! At $160 for adults, $150 for seniors and $140 for students, these five show packages save over 20% off single ticket prices. Call the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or log on line to www.ticketseller.ca for tickets, subscriptions and more information.



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Swift's 'stalker' committed

Taylor Swift's alleged stalker has been committed to a psychiatric facility after being deemed unfit to stand trial.

Mohammed Jaffar, 29, was arrested on 6 March on stalking and burglary charges for allegedly loitering outside the Shake It Off star's New York home multiple times and making nuisance calls to her management company.

He plead not guilty to the charges earlier this year, and in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday, it was revealed Jaffar had been examined by a court doctor, who determined that he wasn't fit to stand trial.

Justice Laura Ward ordered Jaffar to be sent to a state psychiatric facility, and prosecutors had no objection to the commitment order. Jaffar will now remain in psychiatric custody until he is deemed fit to stand trial on the burglary and stalking charges.

Jaffar is accused of launching a campaign to get in touch with the Look What You Made Me Do singer in December when he turned up at her apartment building and requested a meeting with her and was told to leave. Despite this, he reportedly showed up another four times over the next two months and even managed to gain access to the building in February, when he was caught on surveillance cameras outside her door and also on the roof of the building.

On another occasion, Jaffar allegedly rang Swift's doorbell for an hour straight, before returning the next day and ringing it again for a further 45 minutes.

His alleged behavior also extended to her management company, which Jaffar called 59 times between 27 January and 16 February demanding to be put in touch with her.

Following his arrest in March, Swift was granted a protection order against him, meaning he is prohibited from getting in contact with her.



Kylie expecting a baby girl

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are reportedly expecting a baby girl.

The 20-year-old reality star has yet to address rumors that she's pregnant, but the news was confirmed by a representative for her father Caitlyn Jenner on Monday. Now it has been claimed that Kylie and rapper Travis, who started dating in April, are to start their family with a daughter.

Sources close to the couple told TMZ.com that Travis has been telling friends Kylie is pregnant with a girl for the past two months. The insider added that Kylie is around five months pregnant and due to give birth around mid-January.

It was recently revealed that Kylie's sister Kim Kardashian and brother-in-law Kanye West are adding to her family with a third child, a second daughter, who is being carried by a surrogate. And the surrogate's due date is around the same time as Kylie's, meaning they will both be giving birth to their girls at similar times.

The gender news comes after a representative for Kylie's dad, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, appears to have confirmed Kylie's pregnancy in a comment to British newspaper The Sun.

When asked how Caitlyn learned Kylie was set to become a first-time mother, her publicist said, "All I can tell you is that it was some time ago."

Meanwhile, when asked about the news at Milan Fashion Week at the weekend, Kylie's mother Kris Jenner's response was deliberately vague, she told publication The Cut: "She's not confirmed anything. I think it's kind of wild that everyone is just assuming that that's just happening."

Kylie has yet to address the pregnancy report on her social media, instead preferring to share a throwback picture on her Instagram page on Monday in which she showed off a washboard stomach in a crop top and low-slung jeans and promoted her cosmetics.

"throwback. Mary Jo is the perfect red @kyliecosmetics," Kylie captioned the shot, which also showed her with a bright red pout.



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Billy Ray Cyrus' divorce

Divorce papers filed by Billy Ray Cyrus' wife Tish have officially been dismissed by a judge due to inactivity.

Miley Cyrus' parents initially split in 2010, when country star Billy Ray moved to end their marriage, but the couple reunited months later.

Tish Cyrus then filed for divorce from her husband of 19 years in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences for calling it quits once again, but she reconciled with the Achy Breaky Heart hitmaker days later and they decided to keep working on their union with the help of couples counseling.

Now TheBlast.com reports Tish's divorce petition has been formally shut down as she and Billy Ray continue to play happy families with their five kids.

Shortly after their second reunion, Billy Ray admitted the pair were better together than apart, saying, "We've had rough times but we both realized we didn't want to be another statistic (in divorce) and wanted to make it work."

The ups and downs in their marriage have since proved to be a vital life lesson for their superstar daughter Miley after encountering her own relationship issues with her fiance Liam Hemsworth. They separated in 2014, two years after becoming engaged, only to get back together in late 2015.

"One thing I've learned about marriage from my parents: Nothing and no one stays the same," she recently told Cosmopolitan magazine. "Grow, evolve, change with each other and celebrate your love's journey!"

She also previously reflected on her rekindled romance with The Hunger Games star in a candid interview on Sirius XM show Hits 1 in Hollywood, explaining, "People that break up and get back together, I think that's awesome because you know it's true. But also you get time to be yourself. You get time to grow up."



Prince Harry holds hands

Britain's Prince Harry has officially gone public with his new romance by holding hands with actress Meghan Markle as they attended an Invictus Games event on Monday.

The couple began quietly dating after meeting in May, 2016 as the prince promoted his international Paralympic-style sporting competition in host city Toronto, where Meghan films her TV legal drama Suits.

They made their first public appearance together at the opening of the 2017 Invictus Games on Saturday, but kept their distance for the cameras, with Meghan seated a few rows in front of Harry.

The seating arrangement was in line with royal protocol, which states that couples aren't allowed to sit next to each other at formal events unless they are officially engaged.

However, Prince Harry was able to flaunt his romance with Meghan on Monday, as they stepped out together to attend a wheelchair tennis match between teams from New Zealand and Australia.

The loved-up pair held hands and smiled widely as the actress and her prince made their way into the venue, where they were cheered by onlookers. They also sat together in the front row, talking, laughing, and applauding the athletes, who are all injured military personnel.

The prince and his lady both dressed casually for the game, during which they kept their sunglasses on, with Harry wearing blue jeans and a dark polo shirt branded with the Invictus logo, while Meghan opted for a white button-down shirt and light blue jeans.

Meghan recently opened up about their blossoming romance, which was first confirmed in November, in a cover story for Vanity Fair magazine, telling the publication: "We're two people who are really happy and in love.

"I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand... this is our time. This is for us. It's part of what makes it so special, that it's just ours. But we're happy."



GOT actors engaged

Game of Thrones couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are reportedly engaged.

The 30-year-old actor, who plays Jon Snow in the HBO series, is said to have popped the question to his redheaded girlfriend, also 30, with the couple apparently breaking the news of their engagement to friends and family last week.

"They're yet to set a date, but told friends and family last week that they've got engaged," a source told Britain's The Sun newspaper. "Kit's known for ages he wanted to marry Rose but he wanted them to get a house and settle down a bit first."

The pair started dating after meeting on the set of the fantasy drama show in 2012, and have done their utmost to keep their relationship as private as possible since then.

They made their first public appearance together last year, and recently hit headlines after moving into a $2.3 million 15th-century pad in England's East Anglia county in January.

Kit previously opened up about how easy it was to fall in love with Rose, whose character Ygritte was killed off Game of Thrones in season four.

Asked about his favorite memory of shooting the series during an interview with L'Uomo Vogue last year, Kit replied: "The three weeks in Iceland where we shot the second season... because the country is beautiful, the light of the North magic, and why it was there that I fell in love.

"If you are attracted to a person and in fiction is your love interest, it becomes easy to fall in love..."

He also said in a separate interview with Esquire magazine that his decision to remain silent about the romance was an attempt to be respectful, adding: "It's as much her relationship as it is mine and I can't speak for both of us. But yeah, we are very, very happy."

Rose concurred during an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper that she's also "very happy" in her relationship with Kit, who she called a "great man".



Sheeran's unplanned shows

Ed Sheeran's friends have come to expect the pop star to stage impromptu wedding performances at their nuptials because he's easily swayed when he's drunk.

The Shape of You hitmaker has turned wedding singer on a number of occasions for his pals as they tie the knot, but Ed admits he doesn't plan the gigs in advance.

"I don't get asked to play the wedding, I just get invited (as a guest) and then it gets to a certain point in the night where I'm a bit hammered (drunk) and then... I'll end up doing it, so that's happened a bunch of times...!," he laughed on Good Morning America.

However, it seems Ed's friends have caught on to the tactic, and now they often happen to have a guitar on hand in case the singer does decide to perform for the bride and groom.

"It's like, 'It's so weird there's a guitar here...'," he smiled.

Ed previously serenaded Irish star Ronan Keating as he wed Australian model Storm Uechtritz in 2015, and hit the stage with rockers Snow Patrol to perform at the nuptials of guitarist Johnny McDaid's sister last year.

He was also recruited by Rixton's Jake Roche to sing as the British boyband member proposed to Little Mix star Jesy Nelson in 2015, the same year he played Cupid for Kodaline bassist Jason Boland to pop the question to his girlfriend onstage during a show at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.

Ed's frequent appearances during his pals' big romantic moments even inspired Demi Lovato to name Sheeran as her ideal wedding singer back when she was still dating actor Wilmer Valderrama.

She told the BBC in 2015, "I already told Christina Perri that she's playing at my wedding so probably her and I really want Ed Sheeran... and the list could go on and on."



Kylie Jenner pregnant

Kylie Jenner is preparing to become a mother at the age of 20, according to multiple reports.

Sources tell TMZ.com Kim Kardashian's little sister is expecting her first child with rapper Travis Scott, who she began dating in April, shortly after calling it quits with her on/off boyfriend Tyga.

Reality TV star-turned-makeup mogul Kylie is due in February, according to People.com.

"They started telling friends a few weeks ago," says a source close to the couple. "The family has known for quite some time. She is really excited and so is Travis!"

Another insider adds, "It is an unexpected but completely amazing turn of events that she could not be more excited or thrilled about. Everyone is overjoyed for her. This is the happiest she's ever been."

Representatives for Kylie and Travis, 25, have yet to comment on the claims.

The baby news may come as a surprise to fans, but some have since noticed Kylie, who is famous for sharing selfie after selfie online, has been sharing old photos of herself on social media of late, and is often now only pictured from the chest up or wearing baggy clothing.

If the pregnancy news is true, Kylie and Travis' kid won't be the only new addition to the Kardashian-Jenner clan - Kim and her husband Kanye West are reportedly expecting their third child through a surrogate mother. Their baby is said to be a girl, a little sister for four-year-old daughter North and their son Saint, who turns two in December.



Local CCMA Winners

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is pleased to announce the winners in 18 categories of the 2017 CCMA Awards Program. These CCMA Awards were presented during the first of three awards ceremonies set to take place over the coming days as part of PotashCorp Country Music Week® 2017. 

During the ceremonies, Okanagan’s New Country 100.7’s The Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps, were presented with the 2017 On Air Personalities of the Year Award- Medium Market

This award is presented to Canadian Country Music on-air radio personalities who exemplify the development of Canadian Country talent through their presentation on-air for a Canadian country radio station.

“Congratulations to all the nominees from this afternoon’s award ceremony. On behalf of our entire association, we are truly appreciative of all the ways you elevate the genre of Canadian country music,” said Tracy Martin, Interim President of the Canadian Country Music Association



Gary Oldman marries

Actor Gary Oldman has reportedly become a husband for the fifth time after marrying art curator Gisele Schmidt.

The Dark Knight star quietly married just before making an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, according to PageSix.

The newlyweds even managed to hit the red carpet together at the industry event without calling attention to their fresh union, with the unassuming couple having smiled for cameras during the premiere of his new film Darkest Hour on 12 September.

Gary exchanged vows with Gisele in an intimate ceremony at his manager Doug Urbanski's Los Angeles home ahead of their departure for TIFF.

The veteran leading man began dating the writer while he was separated from fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough, who he was married to for seven years before divorcing in 2015. Art curator Gisele has been credited with helping her new husband with art projects in the past, linking avid photographer Gary with artist Ian Ruhter for a large-scale collaboration.

Gary, 59, was also married for two years to British actress Lesley Manville, who he shares son Alfie with, until their split in 1989. His marriage to American leading lady Uma Thurman was short-lived too " the two-year union ended in divorce in 1992. The father-of-three shares two children with his third wife Donya Fiorentino, a model-and-photographer who wed filmmaker David Fincher before tying the knot with Oldman in 1997. His relationship with Donya terminated in 2001 after a tense custody battle, with a judge deciding to grant Oldman with sole legal and physical custody of their sons.



All eyes on Harry's girl

The appearance of Prince Harry's girlfriend over the weekend at the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games in Toronto continues to be scrutinized by royal watchers, who have commented on everything from how far they sat from each other to where the American actress purchased her outfit.

"This is just part of the fabric of modern-day living for the Royal Family," says Damian Radcliffe, a British media researcher who teaches journalism at the University of Oregon.

"There's always been a huge amount of column inches about nothing much in particular. It's just that now we have a great proliferation of media outlets willing to talk about that, which is why there's so much coverage of this on both sides of the Atlantic."

Meghan Markle, who films the hit legal drama "Suits" in Toronto, cheered on the athletes from around the world Saturday while Harry, who founded the Games in 2014, sat a few rows away next to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. first lady Melania Trump.

By Sunday morning, tabloids such as the Daily Mail were reporting how different Markle's burgundy dress and leather jacket was from the demure outfit Kate Middleton — now the Duchess of Cambridge — wore at her first public outing with Harry's brother and second in line to the throne, Prince William.

Since this year's Invictus Games are taking place where Markle lives and shoots "Suits," there has been intense speculation about if and when the couple will make a public appearance together. They have publicly acknowledged their relationship but have not been seen together, except for long-lens photos taken without their knowledge and from a great distance.

"Everyone is expecting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to appear together at some point this week," says Chris Ship, Royal Editor for ITV News in the U.K. "The common-held view among the British royal press is that there will be an official outing, their first outing as a couple, as it were."



Jason Derulo's home burgled

Jason Derulo's Los Angeles house has been burgled.

According to editors at TMZ, a member of the singer's team, who have been looking after the property while the Swalla star has been away, noticed something wasn't quite right when they entered his home on Friday afternoon.

After realizing that someone had broken into the house and removed items belonging to the 28-year-old singer, the police were alerted and launched a full investigation after visiting the scene of the crime.

It is reportedly unknown how the burglars got into the house or what was actually taken. Officers are said to be waiting for Jason to return so he can identify which of his belongings have gone missing.

Jason has made no mention of the incident on his social media, but confirmed he would be back in Los Angeles on Sunday night to celebrate his birthday at The Argyle in Hollywood.

This is the latest in a string of burglaries on celebrities' Los Angeles houses in recent months.

In July, Hilary Duff's Beverly Hills apartment was burgled when she was on holiday in Canada with her son Luca. Reports at the time suggested her social media posts, which included several pictures of her enjoying her holiday, may have tipped the criminals off about her empty pad.

Comedian David Spade had $80,000 in valuables taken after thieves hauled away the safe from his Beverly Hills home in June, while other recent targets have included Creed star Michael B. Jordan, newlywed Shameless star Emmy Rossum, actress Jaime Pressly, as well as singers Demi Lovato, Alanis Morissette, Drake, Nicki Minaj and reality stars Scott Disick and Kendall Jenner.



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