Thursday, October 30, 2014
Entertainment
Nielsen: 23.5 million saw Game 7 of World Series

An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series.

The Nielsen company says more people watched Wednesday night's contest than any series game since the 2011 Game 7 between St. Louis and Texas.

Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.

Several prominent figures gathered Thursday at the Olympic Oval speed skating facility in the Salt Lake City suburb of Kearns to unveil a $1.4 million solar project that they say illustrates a broader effort to upgrade venues from the 2002 games.

Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color

Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes.

Harris, once a member of the '90s R&B group Xscape, told ABC News on Thursday that she traveled to Africa a little more than two weeks ago for cosmetic eye implants that changed her eye color from brown to ice gray — and she couldn't be happier.

Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con

Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.

Hello Kitty Con is expected to draw some 25,000 fans over four days.

Judge: Trial needed to solve 'Blurred Lines' case

A jury should decide a claim by the children of Marvin Gaye that the 2012 hit song "Blurred Lines" improperly copied elements of their father's music, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt made the ruling after reviewing conflicting analyses by experts hired by Robin Thicke and Pharrell, and by Gaye's children to evaluate "Blurred Lines" and Gaye's song "Got to Give it Up."

Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already.

Swift's new gig as New York City's global welcome ambassador is getting a Bronx cheer (not that she knows what that is) from locals who questioned her street cred and mocked the videos she made for the city's tourism agency, NYC & Company.

Jorge Garcia makes the most of 'Hawaii Five-O'

Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-O" and upcoming big-screen movies.

It's logical that he might indulge himself in, say, a fast car or pricey wristwatch. But to think that is to badly misjudge the man and, if you happen to see him decked out on Halloween night, you'll understand why.

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