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November 12, 2018

LADY GAGA, LIAM PAYNE HAVE HOMES THREATENED BY WILDFIRES

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga does not know if her home in southern California is still standing. She tweeted on Saturday that she was one of thousands who evacuated because of wildfires in Malibu, home to many celebrities. Wildfires are also raging in the northern part of the state. Lady Gaga says she’s “sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames.” Liam Payne of One Direction tweets he thinks he’s about to lose his house and his memories, but he urges people not to take unnecessary risks. Martin Sheen, Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro say they have evacuated from their homes.

VICTIM OF THOUSAND OAKS SHOOTINGS WAS SURVIVOR OF LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tel Orfanos was one of the survivors of the Las Vegas shootings in October 2017. He died in the shootings at the bar in Thousand Oaks, California, last week. Orfanos, who was 27, was one of the 12 killed by a gunman at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday. His mother, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, says, “I want gun control....I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts.” Orfanos was one of several survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shootings in Las Vegas who were at the bar that night. Brendan Kelly says he doesn’t know how he’ll deal with surviving a second mass shooting. He says, “The second time around doesn’t get any easier.”

JOE PERRY EXPERIENCES SHORTNESS OF BREATH AT BILLY JOEL CONCERT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Perry is recovering after falling ill after appearing as a guest at Billy Joel’s show in New York on Saturday. His publicist says Perry experienced shortness of breath and was treated by paramedics backstage. He was given oxygen, and a tracheal tube was used to clear his airway. Perry, who is 68, was in the hospital as of yesterday and was alert and responsive. Perry has dropped out of his appearance at Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp in Florida. He plans to return to touring later this month.

TRUMP WILL GIVE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO ELVIS PRESLEY

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elvis Presley will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for a civilian. President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients for the honor, which also include Babe Ruth, late Supreme Court Justice Antoni Scalia and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach. The honorees also include former NFL player-turned-judge Alan Page, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Miriam Adelson, a doctor and the wife of major Republican Party donor Sheldon Adelson.

BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD PREPARE FOR HOSTING CMAS

NASHVILLE (AP) — Carrie Underwood says singing on the Country Music Association Awards will feel like she’s got a basketball stuck where her lungs should be. Underwood is pregnant with her second child. She says it’s weird singing while pregnant, but it’s even more weird after giving birth, because she feels like her muscles disappeared. She says she’s sure she can make it through one song. Underwood will return as co-host for Wednesday’s show with Brad Paisley. He says the CMAs are about musicians having a moment on TV that breaks their careers wide open. Paisley says he often doesn’t remember who wins year to year.

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BRUNO MARS MAKES BIG DONATION TO SALVATION ARMY

HONOLULU (AP) — Bruno Mars celebrated the end of his “24K Magic World Tour” yesterday by making sure 24,000 people in his home state of Hawaii will have a Thanksgiving meal. Mars says he’s donated the money to the Salvation Army, which hosts an annual Thanksgiving meal for those in need, including those who are homebound.

by Margie Szaroleta