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This Olympic swimming medalist lost endorsements after lying about being robbed at the Rio Olympics?
Ryan Lochte
What is the Mook Mafia?
Hilary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook's young political operatives.
What endorsement deals did Ryan Lochte lose?
Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren, Airweave and Syneron Candela all dropped their sponsorship with the U.S. swimmer following his scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
How long has Robby Mook been involved in political campaigns?
He organized phone banks for the Clinton-Gore 1996 campaign as a 16-year-old.
This actress, part of an acting dynasty, died of an AIDS related illness on Sept 11, 2016?
Alexis Arquette, relative of David, Patricia, Rosanna, etc.
What is the main concern regarding Zika Virus?
I’ts been linked to microcephaly, a rare brain birth defect in newborns whose mothers were most likely infected early in their pregnancy.
What was Alexis Arquette’s name at birth?
Born Robert Arquette, she transitioned from male to female in her late thirties.
Attorney General in Obama Administration?
Loretta Lynch
Who is Elizabeth Vargas?
She’s a journalist for ABC, known for her work on 20/20.
What was the focus of Elizabeth Vargas’ Sept 2016 interview with Diane Sawyer?
Her addiction. She’s done 3 stints in rehab and wrote a book recently.
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He leaked details of top-secret American and British government mass surveillance programs to the press?
Edward Snowden
This legendary director recently released a film about Edward Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
Oliver Stone
He was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks. He was convicted on July 29, 2013 of most of the charges, including several violations of the Espionage Act, but was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge?
Bradley Manning
Prime Minister of England?
Theresa May
Newly divorced country singer Blake Shelton is linked to what newly divorced pop star?
Gwen Stefani
Who is the founder of Wiki-leaks?
Julian Assange
Who Am I?
Conan O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows, the most recent of which, Conan, premiered on American cable television station TBS in 2010. (Source: Wikipedia)
Prime Minister of Canada?
Justin Trudeau
Who is Eve Hewson?
The daughter of U2's Bono, she's an actress, best known for This Must Be the Place (2011), Bridge of Spies (2015) and Enough Said.
President of Syria?
Bashar al-Assad
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Mehmet Cengiz Öz, also known as Dr. Oz, is an Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality. Oz first appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other TV programs. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health was launched by Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures. (Source: Wikipedia)
These two celebrities were front & center in urging Chris Rock to boycott the 2016 Oscars?
50 Cent and Tyrese Gibson.
Who is Tyrese Gibson (AKA Tyrese)?
He's an American R&B singer & former MTV VJ, best known for his roles as Joseph 'Jody' Summers in 'Baby Boy' and as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and the Furious series.
President of France?
François Hollande
Chancellor of Germany?
Angela Merkel
Who Am I?
Chloë Grace Moretz is an American film actress. She began her acting career at the age of seven and has appeared in films such as The Amityville Horror (2005), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), and Kick-Ass (2010).
President of Russia?
Vladimir Putin
Who Am I?
Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer and writer, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that have spun off from it.
President Obama’s daughters?
Malia (oldest) & Sasha (youngest)
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Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election?
Mitt Romney,an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.
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What did Kanye West & Kim Kardashian name their baby daughter, who was born on June 15, 2013?
Their daughter is named North West (first name 'North,' last name 'West'). They will call her 'Nori,' for short.
What did the BBC recently report about Vladimir Putin?
That he probably approved the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
Who was Alexander Litvinenko?
He was a former officer of the Russian FSB secret service in Russia. He died of poisoning in 2006 (radioactive polonium-210).
Who is Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg?
She's an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, appointed by President Bill Clinton. She is one of three female justices currently serving on the Supreme Court (along with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan).
What is Notorious RBG?
It's a book. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
This comedian, actress, author, television host has generated lots of publicity recently for posting topless selfies?
Chelsea Handler
What is 'Chelsea Lately?'
It's a late-night talk show on E! Entertainment Television hosted by American comedian, actress, author, talk show host and producer Chelsea Handler.
In February, 2013, this South African sprint runner was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp?
Oscar Pistorius
Supreme Leader of North Korea?
Kim Jong-un. He succeded his father, Kim Jong-ill.
What is the Zika Virus?
A mosquito-borne infection linked to birth defects in South and Central America and the Caribbean. It’s made its way to Florida and several other USA states.
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What is CRISPR?
It's a gene editing tool hailed as a breakthrough. CRISPR has enormous potential application, including altering the germline of humans, animals and other organisms, and manipulating the genes of food crops.
Where & When was the world's first Bitcoin ATM installed?
Two companies, Robocoin and Bitcoiniacs launched the world's first Bitcoin ATM on October 29, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, allowing clients to sell or purchase Bitcoin currency at a downtown coffee shop (source: Wikpedia)
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This Member of The House of Representatives from Arizona was shot on January 8, 2011, a week into her third term. Six other people were killed in the same shooting, and thirteen others were injured?
Gabrielle Giffords
This candidate for Mayor of New York City is caught up in another sexting scandal?
Anthony Weiner
Who is Anthony Weiner's wife?
Huma Abedin
She's one of Anthony Weiner's most recent sexting partners?
Sydney Leathers has taken on representation and is busy booking gigs
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What is one of Anthony Weiner's most recent alter egos?
Carlos Danger
Secretary of Homeland Security in Obama Administration?
Jeh Johnson
Attorney General in Obama Administration?
Loretta Lynch
This actress was taken in on a 5150 psyche hold recently, after allegedly setting a small fire in a driveway in the LA suburb of Thousand Oaks, California?
Amanda Bynes (Hairspray, The Amanda Show, What a Girl Wants, Easy A, etc)
This proposed pipeline has been making headlines recently, as environmentalists oppose it, while proponents say it will create thousands of jobs.
The Keystone XL pipeline
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President Obama has recently said he doesn't believe the Keystone XL pipeline will create as many jobs as its proponents say it will. How many jobs does Obama estimate the pipeline will create?
Obama says it will only create about two thousand jobs.
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According to the USA state department, how many jobs will the Keystone XL pipeline create?
State dept studies say 42,000 jobs will be created.
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What will be the estimated cost of the Keystone XL pipeline?
About 7.6 billion dollars
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This Canadian star of the television series GLEE died in Vancouver, Canada, July 13, 2013 of an accidental overdose?
Cory Monteith
At the time of his death, GLEE actor Cory Monteith was dating which GLEE star?
Lea Michele
Who played Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her own spinoff show?
Valerie Harper is reportedly declining (terminal) with brain cancer
This female country star was found dead on her front porch on Feb 17, 2013, the same place where David Wilson, her former boyfriend and the father of her younger son had killed himself one month prior?
Mindy McCready
He was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks. He was convicted on July 29, 2013 of most of the charges, including several violations of the Espionage Act, but was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge?
Bradley Manning
Who is the founder of Wiki-leaks?
Julian Assange
Who is the current Pope?
Pope Francis
Where is Pope Francis from?
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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What other interesting facts should you know about Pope Francis?
His given name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio and he's the first non-European pope in 1,000 years. He reportedly received the second most votes in the 2005 papal election.
Newly divorced country singer Blake Shelton is linked to what newly divorced pop star?
Gwen Stefani
What is the name of the new royal baby?
George Alexander Louis
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Where did Kate & William get the name George from for their new baby?
George V1 was the father of Queen Elizabeth
Where did Kate & William get the name Louis from for their new baby?
Louis is one of William's middle names and was the given name of Prince Charles' mentor and great-uncle Louis Mountbatten (Lord Mountbatten), who was assassinated by the IRA in 1979.
Who was Lord (Louis) Mountbatten?
Lord Mountbatten was Prince Charles' mentor and great-uncle. He was assassinated by the IRA in 1979. He was known informally as Lord Mountbatten, but was actually Louis Mountbatten, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
This famous biographer has written a new book on Will & Kate?
Andrew Morton
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When did King George V1 reign?
1936 - 1952
What recent Oscar winning movie depicted the life of King George VI?
The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush & Helena Bonham Carter, won best picture for 2010 (2011 Oscars ceremony).
Who is CNN's Royal commentator?
Victoria Arbiter
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What is the most viewed video ever on Youtube (as of July 31/2013)?
Gangnam Style, by South Korean musician Psy, with over 1.7 billion views
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Who was Princess Diana's secret lover?
Dr Hasnat Khan, a heart surgeon
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Who will play Princess Diana in an upcoming bio-pic?
Naomi Watts
This actress died on Dec 20, 2009 after going into cardiac arrest. Her husband had died in the same residence on May 23, 2010?
Brittany Murphy. She starred in films such as Clueless, Just Married, Girl, Interrupted, Spun, 8 Mile, etc.
He was a member of the group 98 degrees, and is currently (2013) the host of a new reality singing television show 'THE WINNER IS?'
Nick Lachey
Who is Paula Deen?
She is an American celebrity chef, former cooking show host, restaurateur, author & actress
Secretary of State in Obama Administration?
John Kerry
Secretary of Defense in Obama Administration?
Ashton Carter
Secretary of Agriculture in Obama Administration?
Tom Vilsack
President Obama’s daughters?
Malia (oldest) & Sasha (youngest)
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Secretary of Transportation in Obama Administration?
Anthony R. Foxx
Secretary of Energy in Obama Administration?
Ernest Moniz
He leaked details of top-secret American and British government mass surveillance programs to the press?
Edward Snowden
The host of 'So You Think You Can Dance?'
Cat Deely
What did Kanye West & Kim Kardashian name their baby daughter, who was born on June 15, 2013?
Their daughter is named North West (first name 'North,' last name 'West'). They will call her 'Nori,' for short.
In August, 2013, this South African-American entrepreneur, engineer, and inventor unveiled a proposal for a new form of transportation between the Greater Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area, named 'hyperloop.' It will use a tube and partial vacuum to reduce aerodynamic drag?
Elon Musk, Product Architect of Tesla Motors.
What other ventures is Elon Musk involved in?
He founded SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) and co-founded Tesla Motors and PayPal.
This actor has been confirmed to play the lead in 'Fifty Shades of Grey?'
Jamie Doran is known for playing Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette, Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time and serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC Two crime drama series The Fall.
This actor dropped out of the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' a month after he was cast?
Charlie Hunnam dropped out shortly after the death of his father, he says, because he has too much on his plate at the moment.
Who is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the USA?
Ben Bernanke
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Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve System in the USA?
Janet Yellen
The case of this girl that went missing in 2007 has been reopened?
Police in Portugal have reopened the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann - five years after the original probe was closed. (Photo shows her at 3 and how she would look now).
She has been cast in the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey, set for release in 2014?
Dakota Johnson, best known for her lead role in the short-lived Fox sitcom Ben and Kate (2012–2013). She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
Who is Al Sharpton?
An American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, and television/radio talk show host. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election.
Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration?
Charles Bolden
Director of the National Security Agency in the USA?
Keith B. Alexander
Who is Honey Boo Boo?
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an American reality television series on TLC, featuring the family of child beauty pageant contestant named Honey Boo Boo(Alana Thompson).
This 17 year-old African American from Miami Gardens Florida was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida on Febuary 26, 2012?
Trayvon Martin
Who was charged with manslaughter in the case of Trayvon Martin?
George Zimmerman acquitted of second-degree murder and of manslaughter charges in July, 2013.
Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election?
Mitt Romney,an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.
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Who finished second to the eventual Republican nominee in the 2012 federal election in the USA?
Rick Santorum. He served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district in 1990 and later became a member of a group dubbed the 'Gang of Seven'.
Who was Michael Jackson's doctor and what drug did he prescribe that killed the king of pop?
Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and sentanced to 4 years in prison. Jackson died June 25, 2009 after a dose of propofol combined with eight tablets of lorazepam he had taken previously. It has been claimed the Jackson self-administrated the propofol.
What is 'Chelsea Lately?'
It's a late-night talk show on E! Entertainment Television hosted by American comedian, actress, author, talk show host and producer Chelsea Handler.
Top NBA draft pick in 2013?
Anthony Bennett. He was the number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the first Canadian and first freshman from University of Nevada, Las Vegas to be drafted number one overall.
He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol?
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is about to become a father. Who will be the mother?
Lauren Silverman, who recently divorced wealthy real-estate owner Andrew Silverman. Andrew & Simon were close friends.
2013 Host & judging panel for America's Got Talent?
Nick Cannon is the host. The judges are Howie Mandel (comedian), Howard Stern (radio host), Heidi Klum (model) & Melanie Brown (AKA Spice Girl Melanie B.)
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Who is Banksy?
Banksy is a United Kingdom-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Known for his contempt for the government in labelling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls.
Who is Kris Jenner?
She's the mother of Kourtney, Kim, Khloé,and Robert Kardashian, as well as having two children with Bruce Jenner. She's appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Good Morning America, The Talk, America's Next Top Model and The Kris Jenner Show.
Who is the director of National Intelligence in the USA?
James Clapper
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This French economist, lawyer and politician served as the head of the International Monetary Fund from 2007 to 2011 before he resigned following allegations of sexual assault by a hotel employee in New York?
Dominique Strauss-Kahn. All charges against Strauss-Kahn were dropped after prosecutors questioned the alleged victim’s credibility and found the evidence inconclusive.
Who will replace Jimmy Fallon in 2014?
Seth Meyer, head writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live and host of the news parody segment Weekend Update.
In February, 2013, this South African sprint runner was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp?
Oscar Pistorius
President of Afghanistan?
Hamid Karzai
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China?
Xi Jinping
President of India?
Pranab Mukherjee
President of Iran?
Hassan Rouhani
President of Iraq?
Jalal Talabani
President of Israel?
Shimon Perez
President of Palestine? (non-state administrative authority)
Mahmoud Abbas
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Supreme Leader of North Korea?
Kim Jong-un. He succeded his father, Kim Jong-ill.
President of Syria?
Bashar al-Assad
President of France?
François Hollande
Chancellor of Germany?
Angela Merkel
President of Greece?
Karolos Papoulias
President of Italy?
Giorgio Napolitano
President of Russia?
Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister of England?
Theresa May
Prime Minister of Canada?
Justin Trudeau
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba?
Raúl Castro (He succeeded his brother Fidel Castro)
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President of Venezuela?
Nicolás Maduro He succeeds Hugo Chávez, who hated the USA and called George W. Bush the devil, claiming that the U.S. President George Bush left a sulfur smell around the U.N. speakers’ podium.
President of the United States?
Barack Obama
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of any central authority.The concept was introduced in a 2008 paper by a pseudonymous developer known only as 'Satoshi Nakamoto'.

Bitcoin is called a cryptocurrency since it is decentralized and uses cryptography to prevent double-spending, a significant challenge inherent to digital currencies.Once validated, every individual transaction is permanently recorded in a public ledger known as the blockchain. The calculations required to authenticate Bitcoin transactions are completed using a network of private computers often specially tailored to this task. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Where & When was the world's first Bitcoin ATM installed?
Two companies, Robocoin and Bitcoiniacs launched the world's first Bitcoin ATM on October 29, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, allowing clients to sell or purchase Bitcoin currency at a downtown coffee shop (source: Wikpedia)
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Who Am I?
Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and actor. His real name is Christopher Brian Bridges.
Who is the fastest man on the planet?
Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever.

He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. (source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Jimmy Kimmel, host and creator of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC.
Who Am I?
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He is the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Who Am I?
Stephen Colbert, an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits. (Source:Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Jon Stewart is an American political satirist, writer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. He is widely known as host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central. (source: Wikipedia)
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Conan O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows, the most recent of which, Conan, premiered on American cable television station TBS in 2010. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, actor, singer, musician and television host. He currently hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late night talk show that airs on NBC. Prior to that he appeared in several films, and was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2004. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. He is known for his critical assessments laced with pop culture references. He rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1985, and subsequently hosted a string of his own talk shows on HBO, CNBC and in syndication. He currently hosts a daily, three-hour, self-titled talk radio program, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who is Lebron James?
LeBron James , nicknamed 'King James', is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).(Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer and writer, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that have spun off from it.
Who is Lorne Michaels?
Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer and writer, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that have spun off from it.
Who Am I?
Chloë Grace Moretz is an American film actress. She began her acting career at the age of seven and has appeared in films such as The Amityville Horror (2005), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), Kick-Ass (2010), Let Me In (2010), Hugo (2011), Dark Shadows (2012) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013). She starred in the 2013 re-adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie, in the titular role. (Source: Wikipedia)
On May 6, 2013, three women from Cleveland, Ohio – Amanda Berry, Georgina 'Gina' DeJesus, and Michelle Knight – were rescued from captivity in a house owned by their kidnapper. What is his name?
Ariel Castro. On July 26, 2013, Castro pled guilty to 937 criminal counts. One month into his sentence, prison guards found Castro dead in his cell. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Nancy O'Dell is an American television host and entertainment journalist, who currently is the co-anchor of the syndicated entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight since 2011. She joined the show on January 3, 2011. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Rob Marciano, the co-host of Entertainment Tonight. He gained prominence as a meteorologist and occasional reporter and substitute anchor for CNN Worldwide in their Atlanta headquarters before joining Entertainment Tonight in January,2013. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Who is Rob Marciano?
Rob Marciano is the co-host of Entertainment Tonight. He gained prominence as a meteorologist and occasional reporter and substitute anchor for CNN Worldwide in their Atlanta headquarters before joining Entertainment Tonight in January,2013. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who is Nancy O'Dell?
Nancy O'Dell is an American television host and entertainment journalist, who currently is the co-anchor of the syndicated entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight since 2011. She joined the show on January 3, 2011. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Mehmet Cengiz Öz, also known as Dr. Oz, is an Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality. Oz first appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other TV programs. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health was launched by Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Deborah Norville is an American television anchor and journalist. Since 1995 she has been host of the syndicated American television program Inside Edition. Bill O'Reilly hosted the show before she took over in 1995.
Who is Deborah Norville?
Deborah Norville is an American television anchor and journalist. Since 1995 she has been host of the syndicated American television program Inside Edition. Bill O'Reilly hosted the show before she took over in 1995. (Source: Wikipedia)
Who Am I?
Bill O'Reilly, is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator.He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, which is the most watched cable news television program on American television. (Source: Wikipedia)
This star of 'The Fast & Furious' film series was killed in a car crash in Santa Clarita, California on November 30, 2013?
Paul Walker
What was Paul Walker's passion?
He studied Marine Biology at community college and had intended on becoming a marine biologist. In 2010, Walker spent 11 days off the coast of Mexico catching great white sharks with a crew for National Geographic’s series Expedition Great White. He took the role in 'Into The Blue' (with Jessica Alba) so he could spend time in the water.
What humanitarian organization did Paul Walker start?
Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). ROWW dispatched medical teams to Indonesia following the 2010 tsunami and into the Philippines to provide care to those suffering the effects of Typhoon Haiyan. It was at a ROWW charity event that his tragic car crash occurred.
Who will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show after his last show on August 6th, 2015?
Trevor Noah
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This notorious gangster escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico on July 11, 2015 and was re-captured on January 8, 2016?
Joaquín Guzmán, otherwise known as El Chapo
What is Notorious RBG?
It's a book. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Who is Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg?
She's an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, appointed by President Bill Clinton. She is one of three female justices currently serving on the Supreme Court (along with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan).
What is Toruk - The First Flight?
It’s a Cirque du Soleil touring production, inspired by James Cameron's film Avatar. It will premiere ahead of the release of Avatar 2.
This Mexican actress brokered an interview between American actor Sean Penn and Guzmán in October 2015, shortly before Mexican Marines recaptured him?
Kate del Castillo
Rolling Stone Magazine published an interview with El Chappo conducted by this Hollywood actor in January, 2016?
Sean Penn
What is CRISPR?
It's a gene editing tool hailed as a breakthrough. CRISPR has enormous potential application, including altering the germline of humans, animals and other organisms, and manipulating the genes of food crops.
What is Al-Shabaab?
Al-Qaeda's Somalia-based affiliate
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Who is Chelsea Handler?
She hosted a late-night talk show called Chelsea Lately on the E! network from 2007 to 2014. She's currently preparing to host a show on Netflix in 2016.
This comedian, actress, author, television host has generated lots of publicity recently for posting topless selfies?
Chelsea Handler
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What is the Zika Virus?
A mosquito-borne infection linked to birth defects in South and Central America and the Caribbean. It’s made its way to Florida and three other USA states.
What is the main concern regarding Zika Virus?
I’ts been linked to microcephaly, a rare brain birth defect in newborns whose mothers were most likely infected early in their pregnancy.
What is PKK?
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê, PKK). It’s a terrorist organization based in Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan.
What is the aim of PKK?
Since 1984 the PKK has waged an armed struggle against the Turkish state for cultural and political rights and self-determination for the Kurds in Turkey.
These two celebrities were front & center in urging Chris Rock to boycott the 2016 Oscars?
50 Cent and Tyrese Gibson.
Who is Tyrese Gibson (AKA Tyrese)?
He's an American R&B singer & former MTV VJ, best known for his roles as Joseph 'Jody' Summers in 'Baby Boy' and as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and the Furious series.
What did the BBC recently report about Vladimir Putin?
That he probably approved the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
Who was Alexander Litvinenko?
He was a former officer of the Russian FSB secret service in Russia. He died of poisoning in 2006 (radioactive polonium-210).
In November 1998, Litvinenko and several other FSB officers publicly accused their superiors of what?
Ordering the assassination of the Russian tycoon and oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
Litvinenko also accused Putin of what?
Ordering the murder in October 2006 of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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What is Lucha Libra?
In Spanish speaking countries it means freestyle wrestling. It involves colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds and maneuvers, as well as high-flying maneuvers. It's being introduced into the USA.
Who is Sepp Blatter?
A Swiss football administrator who is the suspended eighth president of FIFA.
What controversies have Sepp Blatter's plagued his leadership of FIFA?
He's been dogged by claims of corruption and financial mismanagement, including numerous allegations of corruption in the bidding processes for the awarding of FIFA tournaments.
Who is Eve Hewson?
The daughter of U2's Bono, she's an actress, best known for This Must Be the Place (2011), Bridge of Spies (2015) and Enough Said.
This Motley Crue rocker was just sued by his ex wife for child support?
Nikki Sixx, the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe.
Who is Nikki Sixx's ex wife that recently sued for child support?
Donna D'Errico, a Former Baywatch actress.
Donald Trunp's ampaign manager?
A dude named Larry.
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This Olympic swimming medalist lost endorsements after lying about being robbed at the Rio Olympics?
Ryan Lochte
What endorsement deals did Ryan Lochte lose?
Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren, Airweave and Syneron Candela all dropped their sponsorship with the U.S. swimmer following his scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
This actress, part of an acting dynasty, died of an AIDS related illness on Sept 11, 2016?
Alexis Arquette, relative of David, Patricia, Rosanna, etc.
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What was Alexis Arquette’s name at birth?
Born Robert Arquette, she transitioned from male to female in her late thirties.
What is the Mook Mafia?
Hilary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook's young political operatives.
How long has Robby Mook been involved in political campaigns?
He organized phone banks for the Clinton-Gore 1996 campaign as a 16-year-old.
Who is Elizabeth Vargas?
She’s a journalist for ABC, known for her work on 20/20.
What was the focus of Elizabeth Vargas’ Sept 2016 interview with Diane Sawyer?
Her addiction. She’s done 3 stints in rehab and wrote a book recently.
This legendary recently released a film about Edward Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
Oliver Stone