<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:52:28 -0500 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:52:28 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Celebs Courtside at Wimbledon]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:07:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/celebs-stands-GettyImages-479655014.jpg Star-gazing isn't just for the red carpet! Take a look at some celebrities who've been spotted in the stands and on the sidelines rooting for their favorite sports teams.

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<![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:47:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Break Records]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:34:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/soldier+field+grateful+dead+crowd.jpg

The Deadheads have done it again at Chicago's Soldier Field, breaking the ticket sales record for the third night in a row during the final show Sunday night.

Prior to the first of the three shows Friday night, the record number of tickets sold at the stadium was 67,936 at U2's 2009 "360 Tour" stop, according to Soldier Field.

On Friday, the Grateful Dead sold a record 70,764 tickets to fans in Chicago and across the country. The next night, they sold even more — 70,844. And finally, the record-smashing third performance on Sunday saw 71,000 ticketholders.

The three-day show was the final performance by the band. When tickets sold out within minutes after they first went on sale in March, the Grateful Dead added a second two-day show in Santa Clara, California.

After selling out on Ticketmaster, passes to the Soldier Field show immediately hit the secondary market, where three-day passes were priced as high as $116,000. As the concert dates drew nearer, the price of tickets on sites like StubHub dropped drastically.

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<![CDATA[Aretha Franklin To Headline "A Night To Remember"]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:57:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ANTR+2014_.jpg

NBC 5 and CitySquare are proud sponsors of A Night to Remember with The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on Saturday, September 6, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas. Tickets are sold out!
Event co-chairmen, Cindy and Scott Collier and Kara and Ross Miller, promise to deliver another stellar event. A Night to Remember has featured legendary performers like Diana Ross, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett and BB King.
For more than 25 years, CitySquare has been fighting the causes and effects of poverty by addressing hunger, health, housing, and hope in Dallas and now offers a variety of programs throughout Texas. The new CitySquare Opportunity Center at the corner of Malcolm X Blvd and I-30 creates new opportunities for individuals and families to receive comprehensive services under one roof. CitySquare helps neighbors achieve progress and begin to work their way beyond poverty into viability and self-sufficiency.
NBC 5 is a proud sponsor of a Night to Remember! For more information, visit www.CitySquare.org/RESPECT.
A Night to Remember - SOLD OUT!
Benefiting CitySquare
Saturday, September 6th
8:00 p.m.
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
Downtown Dallas

<![CDATA[Miss Fort Worth is the New Miss Texas 2015]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:19:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/070415+Miss+Texas.jpg

The new Miss Texas is Miss Fort Worth. Late Saturday, Shannon Sanderford was crowned the new Miss Texas at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.

Sanderford is 23-years-old. Her hometown is Coppell. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she majored in Journalism and Advertising with a Minor in English Writing.

Her talent is Pop Vocal. In the pageant directory, she lists her hobbies as shoe shopping, stick-n-bake cookie backing, blogging, travel and discovering new words.

Sanderford will compete in the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Top 5 contestants were from North Texas:

Miss Texas 2015: Miss Fort Worth

1st Runner-Up: Miss Park Cities Madison Adams

2nd Runner-Up: Miss Richardson Jessica N. Barrera

3rd Runner-Up: Miss Dallas Madison Fuller

4th Runner-Up: Miss DFW Devin Kerns

NBC 5 / KXAS-TV announced that it will air the 2015 Miss Texas Scholarship Competition on COZI-TV (Digital 5.2) Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The program will also stream simultaneously on NBCDFW.com.

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<![CDATA[What You're Doing for Independence Day]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:49:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kaboom_Town_Fireworks.gif

These 2015 Fourth of July and Independence Day celebrations in various North Texas counties should help you see the "rockets' red glare" this year.

Events are sorted by county. Click on any county name to jump directly to that portion of the list.

Dallas County | Tarrant County | Collin County | Denton County | Anderson County | Eastland County | Ellis County | Erath CountyFannin CountyHood County | Johnson County | Kaufman County | Lamar County| Rockwall County

Tarrant County

Fort Worth/Panther Island Pavilion
Fort Worth’s Fourth
July 4, gates open at 2 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.
NBC 5 is a media sponsor of this event.

Fort Worth/Botanic Gardens
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic
July 2-July 4, 8:15 p.m. - 10 p.m., fireworks at dark

Fort Worth/Texas Motor Speedway
Friday Night Drags with Fireworks
July 3, gates open at 6 p.m., fireworks at approximately 10:15 p.m.
(Free grandstand admission for military and law enforcement officers and up to 3 guests.)

Arlington/Downtown Arlington
Light Up Arlington
July 3, 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Bedford/Corner of Forest Ridge & Bedford Rd.
4thFEST Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.

Grapevine/Lake Grapevine
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
July 3 & 4, fireworks at 9:30p.m.

Haslet/Main Street
14th Annual City of Haslet Independence Day Celebration
July 2, 7:30 p.m., fireworks at dark

Hurst/Hurst Community Park
Hurst Stars and Stripes
July 4, 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Mansfield/Big League Dreams Sports Park
Rockin' 4th of July
July 3, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

North Richland Hills
Northeast Tarrant Family 4th Fireworks Show
July 4, 5 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m.

Dallas County

Dallas/Fair Park
Fair Park Fourth
July 4, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., fireworks at 9:30, $5 entry fee

Addison/Addison Circle Park
Addison Kaboom Town!
5 p.m. July 3 - Midnight, July 4, fireworks at dark

Balch Springs/Balch Springs Recreation Center
4th of July Celebration
July 4, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Carrollton/Josey Ranch Lake
July 4 Community Fireworks Display
July 4, fireworks from 9:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Coppell/Andrew Brown Park East
Spirit of Coppell Celebration and Fireworks
July 3, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m, fireworks at dark

DeSoto/Meadow Creek Park
Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 6 p.m., fireworks at dark

Farmers Branch/Farmers Branch Historical Park
Independence Day Celebration
July 3, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Garland/Firewheel Town Center
Star-Spangled Spectacular
July 4, activities begin at 2 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Grand Prairie/Lone Star Park 
Lone Stars and Stripes Firework Celebration
July 4, gates open at 3 p.m., fireworks after last race

Irving/Lake Carolyn
Independence Day Fireworks Show
July 4, parade at 9 a.m. to noon, free admission, fireworks show lasts from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Lancaster/Lancaster Community Park
4th of July Celebration
July 4, fireworks at dark at Helen Giddings Amphitheater

Richardson/Breckinridge Park
Richardson's Family 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 6 p.m. - 10:15 p.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Collin County

McKinney/Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch
Red, White and Boom Celebration
July 4, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Plano/Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
All-American Fourth
July 4, fireworks at 9:30p.m.

Princeton/P.O.W. Camp
City of Princeton July 4th Spectacular
July 3, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., fireworks at dark

Sachse/Heritage Park
Independence Day Parade and Red, White & Blue Blast
July 3, 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Frisco/Frisco Square
Frisco Freedom Fest
July 4, 4 p.m., fireworks at 10:20 p.m.

Frisco/Dr Pepper Ballpark
Frisco RoughRiders Independence Day Weekend
July 3, 4 & 5, fireworks after each game

Denton County

Denton/UNT Apogee Stadium
Kiwanis Fireworks Show
July 4, 5:30 p.m., fireworks after dusk

Flower Mound/Bakersfield Park
Independence Fest
July 4, 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Lake Dallas/Lake Dallas City Park
The Lake Cities 4th of July
July 4, events start at 9 a.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Lewisville/Vista Ridge Mall
Red, White & Lewisville Fireworks
July 4, 9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Colony/Stewart Creek Park
Liberty by the Lake
July 4, events begin at 6:30 a.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Trophy Club/Independence Park East
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., fireworks at 9:40 p.m.

Southlake/Frank Cornish Park, McPherson Park and Rustin Pavilion
Stars & Stripes
July 3, 6 p.m.,  fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Anderson County

Palestine/Steven Bennett Park Aquatic Center
13th Annual Fireworks Show
July 4, 5 p.m., fireworks 30 minutes after sundown which is at approximately 8:39 p.m.

Eastland County

Eastland/South Side of Courthouse
A Rip-Roaring 4th of July!
July 4, 9.a.m., fireworks at La Mancha Lake Ranch at dusk

Ellis County

Midlothian/MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium
Independence Day Fireworks Display
July 3, parking lot opens at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Maypearl/Main Street
Independence Day Celebration at Main Street
July 3, 6 p.m., fireworks at dark 

Erath County

Stephenville/Stephenville City Park
4th of July Fireworks Show at Stephenville City Park
July 4, 10 p.m.

Fannin County

Bonham/Lake Bonham Recreation Area
Independence Day Celebration
July 4, fireworks after dusk

Hood County

Granbury/Granbury Square
Old Fashioned 4th of July
July 4, events begin at 8:15 a.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Johnson County

Burleson/Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex
4th of July Concert and Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 5 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:20 p.m.

Cleburne/Lake Pat Cleburne
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, fireworks at dark

Joshua/Joshua Owl Stadium 
July 4th Celebration
July 4, gates open at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Kaufman County

Terrell/Ben Gill Park
2015 4th of July Independence Day Celebration
July 4, entertainment begins at 6 p.m., fireworks at dark

Lamar County

Paris/Noyse Stadium
Annual Fireworks Show and Paris Municipal Band Concert
July 3, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., fireworks after concert

Rockwall County 

Rockwall/Harry Myers Park
July 4th Fireworks & Live Music
July 4, 5 p.m., fireworks at dark

Fireworks at Bayside
July 4, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., fireworks at dark 

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<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Show Breaks Record]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:44:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/grateful+dead+soldier+field+crowd.jpg

It wasn't Bears fans, but rather Deadheads who broke the ticket sales record at Soldier Field Friday night.

More than 70,000 tickets were sold to the first of the three shows on the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" tour stop in Chicago, according to Soldier Field. U2 held the previous record of 67,936 tickets sold for the 360 Tour in 2009. The new record is 70,764 tickets.

The show continues Saturday and Sunday nights at Soldier Field.

Tickets went on sale in March and sold out within minutes, immediately hitting the secondary market with prices as high as $116,000 for a three-day pass. Prices then dropped drastically on sites like StubHub as the concert dates drew nearer.

More than 80,000 people are expected to be in the stadium and at the nearby Museum Campus for the Grateful Dead show and the Fourth of July fireworks at Navy Pier. Only people with tickets will be allowed onto Soldier Field grounds.

Ticket holders can enter Soldier Field on the north side along McFetridge Drive or on the south side at the sidewalk areas connecting the stadium to the parking lots.

Tailgating will be permitted in the parking lots only.

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<![CDATA[Lightning at Disney's Magic Kingdom]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:25:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/allyson+conway+magic+kingdom+disney+lightning+070415.jpg

Each night, thousands gather at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando for fireworks. But Mother Nature decided to put on a show of her own Friday night over Cinderella's Castle.

Storms rolled through the Orlando area, bringing flashes of lightning to the skies over the "Happiest Place on Earth." Visitors gathered at the park captured stunning photos and shared them on social media.

Instagram user @ally_conway captured this photo outside the castle:


#epic #lightning #magickingdom #castle #disney

A photo posted by Ally Conway (@ally_conway) on



Check out other photos captured of the stunning display by visitors to the park:






I really love lightning. #lightning #dcp2015 #storm #waltdisneyworld #disneyworld #cinderellascastle

A video posted by MaryJane R (@mjlizro) on


 (H/T: WPTV)

Photo Credit: Allyson Conway]]>
<![CDATA[Fort Worth Lion Meets Cubs]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:39:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/179*120/11030646_10153443026982095_1105190587239840956_o.jpg On Thursday, for the first time, the lion cubs went into the yard with both parents. As expected, the cubs were curious about the male, Jabulani, who allowed the sniffing and pawing. Eventually, everyone settled in for a cat nap.

Photo Credit: Fort Worth Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Zoo's Newest Lion Now on Exhibit]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:40:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dallas+Zoo+Kamau.JPG

The Dallas Zoo wants you to come out and see its newest star, and this one isn't a baby.

Kamau is a 10-year-old lion, weighing more than 400 lbs., and he's just been released into his enclosure.

"He came to us from the Zoo Atlanta about a month and a half ago, so he's finished his quarantine process, he's getting use to his new surroundings," said Sara Squires, Dallas Zoo carnivore keeper.

Kamau came from Zoo Atlanta to be part of the breeding program.

Zoo employees say Kamau can get very vocal, roaring loud enough to hear across the zoo.

"You can catch him during the day at different points, especially at our 10:30 and 2 o'clock training sessions," said Squires.

Photo Credit: Dallas Zoo via YouTube
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<![CDATA[2014 Miss Texas Ready to Pass on the Crown]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:45:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2015-07-03-15h44m41s57.jpg 2014 Miss Texas Monique Evans will pass on the crown Saturday. She has had a busy year, setting a record for the most Miss Texas appearances in a year.

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<![CDATA[Arnold Schwarzenegger is Back in 'Terminator' Rebirth]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:56:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TR-04487R.jpg Robert Wilonsky with the Dallas Morning News reviews "Terminator Genisys"

Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon]]>
<![CDATA[No Felony Charges in Diddy Assault Case]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:21:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/seanCombs-GettyImages-467251773.jpg

Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs will not face charges after he was arrested by UCLA police on suspicion of assault and making terrorist threats, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

The DA referred Combs' case to the City Attorney's office to determine whether any misdemeanor charges will be filed, DA's office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.

There was no immediate word on why county prosecutors refused to file charges.

"We are thankful that the District Attorney rejected felony charges in this matter. This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with," attorney Mark Geragos said in a statement.

Combs was arrested last week for an alleged assault involving a weight-room kettlebell at the athletics facilities of UCLA, where his son plays football.

A source familiar with the case said Combs said he acted in self-defense, and that his son felt he was being bullied by a football coach. Combs said he held up the kettlebell to defend himself, a source told NBC News.

The source added that Combs had gone to talk to the coach, who did not want to talk to the hip-hop impresario. The source said that the coach wanted to call campus police and Combs said that he would call 911.

Officials did not say who was allegedly assaulted or what led to it. No one was seriously injured, police said. Combs' attorney did not immediately return calls from NBC seeking comment.

A rep for Combs Enterprises said Combs was defending himself in the incident.

"The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate," Nathalie Moar, a rep for Combs Enterprises, said in a statement to The Associated Press. "What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son."

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<![CDATA[Sarah's Weekend Picks: Independence Day]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:30:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2015-07-02-15h28m01s52.jpg The Dallas Morning News' Sarah Blaskovich gives her Independence Day weekend picks, including area fireworks shows and concerts.

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<![CDATA[How to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks Live ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:56:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/macys-fireworks.jpg

Now you can enjoy the majesty of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" from the pool, your backyard BBQ or even while out watching other fireworks shows.  

NBC will stream the Mayc's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, including the sizzling performances from music's biggest names, live online beginning at 7 p.m.

The stream is open to everyone, even if you don’t have a satellite or cable TV provider.

The special features a 25-minute synchronized fireworks display and live performances from Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida and more will stream from 7 to 9 p.m. live on your mobile device or computer. If you miss it, you can catch a special one-hour highlight show that airs immediately after at 9 p.m.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July and be sure to watch the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" wherever you go to celebrate.

To access the live stream, click here or download our mobile app and click "Watch Live TV Now." 

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<![CDATA[Miss Texas Scholarship Competition to Air on COZI-TV]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:51:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Miss-Texas-Thumb-070115.jpg

NBC 5 / KXAS-TV announced that it will air the 2015 Miss Texas Scholarship Competition on COZI-TV (Digital 5.2) Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The program will also stream simultaneously on NBCDFW.com.

The 2015 Miss Texas competition, presented by the Miss Texas Scholarship Foundation, will be held June 30 - July 4, 2015 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. The finals and the crowning will be on July 4, 2015, and the COZI-TV program will be a delayed broadcast of this entertaining event.

This is the 80th crowning of Miss Texas. Over 100 participants from across the state will compete in various competitions including talent, swimsuit, interview, photogenic and a popular vote. Miss Texas awards over $1,000,000 in scholarships, awards and prizes annually to young Texas women.

"The Miss Texas organization produces a fantastic show," said Brian Hocker, NBC 5, Vice President, Programming. "We are thrilled to bring the production to TV and online for all of North Texas to enjoy."

The winner of the Miss Texas competition will compete in the Miss America competition and embarks on a 12-month speaking tour, a process requiring her to be dedicated, articulate and of good character. Texas has had three women win the title of Miss America.

COZI-TV can be seen on the NBC 5/KXAS-TV over the air digital channel 5.2. It is also currently available on Time Warner channel 1245, Charter – Fort Worth and Dallas/Park Cities 188, Verizon Fios 460, Grande 280, One Source 801, GEUS 126 and Suddenlink 128.

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<![CDATA[Jim Carrey Calls Calif. Gov. 'Fascist' Over Vaccines]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:31:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_170468991560.jpg

Actor Jim Carrey turned to Twitter to air his frustrations over California's new strict vaccination law on Tuesday, calling Gov. Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist."

In a series of tweets, the Golden Globe winner insisted that he was "pro-vaccine" but "anti-neutrotoxin" and "anti-mercury," which, he believes causes autism in children. The rant started with Carrey saying California's governor, who signed in the one of the strictest immunization laws in the country, "must be stopped."

Carrey and former girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, who believe McCarthy's son's autism was caused by vaccines, have become activists on the issue. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is "no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and [autism], as well as no link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and [autism] in children."

In the same Twitter tirade, Carrey also accused the CDC of being "corrupt" and unable to "solve a problem they helped start."

The California bill removes the state's personal belief exemption for immunizations and instead says that only children with serious health problems may opt out. It came in the wake of a measles outbreak at Disneyland last year that affected more than 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico. 

"This is truly a case where science — and what is the best case for public health — prevailed," state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, said at a press conference Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Movie Star Walrus Dies at 21]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:34:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/Sivuqaq.jpg

A Six Flags Discovery Kingdom walrus who starred in popular movies passed away on Sunday.

Sivuqaq was taken in by the park in 1994 with three other orphaned walrus calves. All four made their debut together in spring of 1995 at the Walrus Experience.

“Words cannot describe the loss we feel,” said Dianne Cameron, marine mammal manager. “We are grateful to have shared his life with him. He touched many people and was loved enormously.”

Sivuqaq also appeared in the 2004 feature film “50 First Dates” as “Jocko” the walrus.

He was also the voice for various creature characters in “Lord of the Rings”, “The Hobbit” and “Jurassic Park."

The park reports that “Sivuqaq demonstrated an intelligence that scientists could not have known about walruses, and hence, he contributed greatly to scientific study of Pacific walruses, one of the least-known and least-studied marine mammals in the world.”

At 21, the male Pacific walrus died from heart failure.

<![CDATA[Enrique Iglesias Charged in Miami-Area Traffic Stop: Florida Highway Patrol]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:13:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/062915+enrique+iglesias.jpg

Singer Enrique Iglesias is facing misdemeanor charges of obstruction and driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop in Miami-Dade County last month, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

According to the FHP, on May 6, Iglesias was pulled over in a Cadillac Escalade after a trooper spotted the SUV driving northbound on Interstate 95 in the closed express lanes.

As the trooper pulled the Escalade over, Iglesias jumped from the driver's seat into the back and the passenger got into the driver's seat, according to an FHP arrest affidavit. Iglesias then climbed into the passenger seat, the report said.

"It was Mr. Iglesias that was the initial driver, yes," FHP Lt. Julio Pajon said.

Iglesias and the passenger, identified as Abel Tabuyo, were handcuffed, and Iglesias invoked his Miranda rights, the report said. Tabuyo said he didn't know why he switched seats with Iglesias, the report said.

Iglesias and Tabuyo, who was also charged with obstruction without violence, were released after signing notices to appear in court. Both entered not guilty pleas and Iglesias' next court date was set for July 10.

NBC 6 reached out to Iglesias' attorney and is awaiting an official comment.

The alleged incident happened just a few weeks before the 40-year-old Iglesias badly injured his hand after grabbing a drone at a concert in Tijuana, Mexico. He later underwent reconstructive hand surgery in Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Clear Channel]]>