<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usThu, 20 Oct 2016 19:43:25 -0500Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:43:25 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[RZA Backs Crowe in Banks Dispute, Says No Racial Slurs Used]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:29:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rzarza.jpg

Rapper/actor RZA finally spoke out Thursday in the ongoing dispute between Azealia Banks and Russell Crowe.

On Monday, Banks charged Crowe had physically assaulted and hurled racial slurs at her during a weekend dinner party in Beverly Hills. Banks was a guest of RZA at the party and until now had been silent about what transpired.

"I invited her to meet me at the BHH Polo Lounge. Yet I had also planned on spending some time with my Buddy RC in his suite, so I asked him if she could join. He says "cool Bobby" so I invited her," RZA wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. "Before the night is over Azealia is insulting half the room she becomes loud and obnoxious. There was nothing funny about her behavior. I felt a little embarrassed because she was my guest."

RZA wrote the verbal abuse escalated when Banks allegedly threatened to cut a girl in the face with a glass before grabbing and attacking another guest.  

"Russell blocked the attack and expelled her from the suite," RZA wrote. "Seeing is believing and I saw her behave as an obnoxious erratic individual and in the circles I frequent this was unprecedented....THIS IS NOT A RACE OR GENDER ISSUE. I did not hear Russell call her a N::gg:::: I'm not trying to protect Russell from anything he is a man of his own Caliber."

Prior to RZA's statement Banks was insistent on her version of events and told E! News she was demanding a public apology from Crowe.

Calls to Crowe's representatives were not returned. 

NBC has also reached out to a representative for Banks.

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<![CDATA[American Airlines Captain Previews Sky Ball]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:20:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/skyball-aa.jpg American Airlines Capt. Jim Palmersheim joins NBC 5 live in studio to preview the events leading up to the airline's Sky Ball fundraiser Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Keeping Up With Country: CMT Awards]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:15:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615757392-ent.jpg Catch the latest from your favorite country stars, whether they're performing soulful ballads on stage or strolling around town in their cowboy boots.

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<![CDATA[Placing Odds on Who 'Walking Dead' Kills Off]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/walking+dead.jpg

If you're like me you were DONE with "The Walking Dead" after April's spectacular face-plant. After building up to a major character death all season you were left on the 1-yard line with no idea who got knocked off. Come see us in six months and we'll tell you more, the show teased.

You can't play with my emotions like that. I'm done. Over it.

But ... that was April. Now it's October. The season premiere is only days away.

Yes ... I'm coming back. And so are you.

So get your hankies ready and let's take a look at my totally unscientific predictions on which beloved cast member will most likely on the receiving end of Neegan's bat 'Lucille' Sunday night.

Michonne: Relax. Everyone's favorite samurai is safe. Michonne is only a few episodes into a relationship with Rick, something the writers slow-played over the course of several seasons. They're not going to abruptly eliminate that storyline by killing her seconds into the episode. Besides, next to Daryl she's the most bad-assed character the show has to offer.
Death Odds: 5 Percent

Maggie: Several problems with this scenario. As bloody as "The Walking Dead" has been, beating a pregnant Maggie to a bloody pulp may be beyond the pale even for this show. Plus, it's hard to imagine Glenn remaining perfectly still as Neegan kills his wife just feet way. 
Death Odds: 10 Percent

Sasha: This girl has been through it. From the death of her brother Tyreese to her former love interest Bob, Sasha spent much of the prior season in a deep funk before finding love again with Abraham. After her character arc in recent episodes her death would be a bit of a surprise.
Death Odds: 10 Percent

Father Gabriel: This death would be too easy. Given the fan base's lukewarm reaction to the character it would almost be a relief to see him taken out. The show runners are going for something a little more gut wrenching.
Death Odds: 15 Percent

Glenn: Yes, he's the most obvious choice. Fans have been wrapped up in knots about Glenn's fate for years because, as readers of the comics are aware, Neegan kills Glenn by beating his brains in with a bat. But, that's exactly the problem. Why would the show do exactly what everyone is expecting? Also, it's unlikely the show would now kill Glenn for real after "fake killing" him earlier in the season.
Death Odds: 25 Percent 

Daryl: If you hear a collective gasp around 9:05 Sunday evening that means everyone's favorite crossbow slinger just bit the dust. But would the showrunners really knock off THE fan favorite? Readers of the comics point out Daryl doesn't exist in the comic world, so his continued existence on the TV show has always been tenuous at best. And his death would rise to the emotional level the moment demands. But I think the writers still have plans for Daryl and his crossbow and he survives Sunday's massacre.
Death Odds: 30 Percent

Abraham: Well "motherd---". Killing everyone's favorite redhead makes the most sense on a lot of levels. For starters he's a significant character and after a six-month wait it's just not going to cut it if one of the secondary characters gets killed off (sorry Rosita, Eugene, Aaron ... or maybe that's congrats). Also, if you're going by the comics, Abraham's character is already dead by this point in the storyline, courtesy of an arrow through the eye...the death that was instead given to Denise earlier in the season. So by some accounts he's on borrowed time. Of course this sucks the most for Sasha, who is just coming out of her shell. But odds are she'll have to deal with heartache once again.
Death Odds: 50 Percent 

The secret will finally be revealed Sunday night on AMC.

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<![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:13:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA[Sarah's Weekend Picks: State Fair, Concerts]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:15:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TLM_5P_V_STATE_FAIR_TBA_KXASB248_1200x675_780754499992.jpg The Dallas Morning News' entertainment editor Sarah Blaskovich gives her picks for the weekend, including the State Fair of Texas, concerts and events for foodies.]]> <![CDATA['Jack Reacher' Author, Director on Latest Adaptation]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:46:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_jackreacher1019_1920x1080.jpg Author Lee Child and director Edward Zwick discuss "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", the latest movie adaptation of Child's popular books starring Tom Cruise.

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<![CDATA[Cyrus To Campaign Door-to-Door for Clinton in Northern Va.]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:22:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hillarymiley.jpg

In case you've forgotten, Miley Cyrus is with "Her."

Cyrus is taking a little time off from her "The Voice" duties to do some campaigning for the Hillary Clinton campaign at George Mason University in northern Virginia on Oct. 22. 

"As an advocate for LGBTQ rights, gender equality and environmental issues, Cyrus will knock on doors top speak to students about the high stakes in this election for millennial voters," the campaign announced.

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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.
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<![CDATA[Hugh Jackman Reveals First 'Logan' Trailer]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:16:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wolverinewolverine.jpg

The first full length trailer from "Logan" was revealed Thursday morning from none other than Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman.

Penned to the somber tune of Johnny Cash's "Hurt," the clip shows a now much older Logan teamed Patrick Stewart's Professor X, who now suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, as they team one final time to protect a mysterious young girl who the professor says is "very much like you Logan."

According to IMDB the film is set in 2024 and pits the two remaining X-men against a villain named Nathaniel Essex who is intent on destroying the world. Their task is made more difficult by Logan's now failing mutant healing factor.

Jackman has said previously this is the last film in which he'll portray the character Logan. The movie is scheduled for release on March 3, 2017.

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<![CDATA[The 2016 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is Here]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:14:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Neiman-Marcus-Christmas-Boo1.jpg

For those looking to splurge a bit this holiday season, Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus unveiled its annual Christmas Book on Wednesday.

If you have a few thousand dollars laying around you can spurge on one or two of the 10 2016 Fantasy Gifts; we're listing them here from high to low:

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$1.5 million buys you the most expensive fantasy gift -- a Cobalt Valkyrie-X private plane in rose gold. It comes with rose gold flight controls, cream leather seats and two years of 24/7 technical support in the U.S.

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$700,000 buys you and seven friends a week of luxe living at three English estates. This gift comes with access to Alnwick Castle, Wilton House and Blenheim - the childhood home of Winston Churchill. Not to mention, you’ll eat and drink like kings and queens, too.

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An exclusive trip to the Grammy Awards can be yours for $500,000. You’ll get two tickets to Los Angeles to attend the award show in February and accommodations at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. An exclusive backstage tour, walk on the red carpet and a one-of-a-kind Gibson Les Paul ’59 Reissue Guitar are some of the other perks that come with the tickets.

Have you always wanted to host a slumber party at the Neiman Marcus flagship store in Downtown Dallas? You and 11 of your BFFs can sleep over for $120,000. Twelve plump twin beds will be set up and you'll be provided with Neiman Marcus-print pajamas and drinks will be served by an expert mixologist as well as tasty treats while you watch the 1983 documentary The Store in the store surrounded by Valentino, Givenchy and Chanel to name a few.
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For the ultimate collector on your list, $100,000 buys you a curated collection of Caldecott Medal-winning children's books spanning almost 80 years. The books are either first editions or early printings in original dust jackets.

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Neiman Marcus always celebrates the holiday with unique "his and hers" gifts. In 2016, it's a pair of Neiman Marcus Island Cars featuring Lilly Pulitzer for $65,000 each. His car comes in crisp, custom green and hers is pretty in pink. The seats and fabric tops are covered in Lilly Pulitzer prints. The cars also come with totes, towels, his swim trunks and her caftan in coordinating fabrics.

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A one-day private quarterback camp with Joe Montana for $65,000 would be the perfect gift for the sports fan on your list. The four-time Super Bowl winner and three-time Super Bowl MVP is your personal coach for the day in the San Francisco Bay Area. You'll get your picture taken with the Pro Football Hall of Famer and walk away with a personalized football.

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Each year, The Christmas Book features a car. In 2016, it's a Neiman Marcus, limited edition Infiniti Q60 in a "stunning Solar Mica paint" -- there are only 50 available for the $63,000 price tag.

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For $30,000, you can hit Broadway for a walk-on role in the musical Waitress. You’ll get four premium show tickets and a meet-and-greet with the cast. You’ll also get a Waitress themed pie-making lesson from the show’s pie consultant. (Can't afford it? The pie recipe is available online for anyone to make)

This year, Neiman Marcus offers gifts for the pessimist and optimist on your Christmas list.

For the pessimist, it's a mattress with a built-in lockbox for $25,000. It can only be opened by one of a million-plus possible combinations and is safe from fire.

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For the optimist, it's a bracelet that brightens the future for $25 -- the bracelet is from the Akola Project (NBC 5 featured a story on the project aimed at changing lived HERE).

The rest of The Christmas Book features gifts in a variety of price ranges.

More: Neiman Marcus' The Christmas Book | The 2016 Fantasy Gifts

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<![CDATA[Royal Family Photos: Will and Kate Around England]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:56:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-614579028-kate.jpg A look throughout the years of Prince William, Prince George and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family.

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Ciara in New York City]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:47:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-615531624-ent.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Emma Stone Does a Killer Britney Spears Impression]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:01:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/emmaemmaspears.jpg

During a Vogue Magazine segment of "73 Questions," Oscar-nominee Emma Stone answers questions on everything from what's her favorite color (red) to the celebrities who have left her most star-struck.

“Diane Keaton, Lorne Michaels and Tom Hanks--I cried in front of all three of them” she admitted.

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But one of the most notable parts of the nine-minute segment is the drop dead impression Stone does of Britney Spears. In her spot-on take she sings the sultry first two lines of Spears’ "Baby One More Time."

Emma Stone will grace the cover of Vogue’s November issue.

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<![CDATA[Kanye West Extends Saint Pablo Tour Dates ]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:09:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/westwest.jpg

Maybe he should rename the tour The [Extended] Life of Pablo.

Kanye West announced 21 additional dates to his Saint Pablo tour on Tuesday. The tour was initially set to wrap up on Nov. 2 in Los Angeles. However, West canceled a number of shows in Philadelphia and Detroit after his wife, Kim Kardashian West, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. West cut his performance short in New York after finding out about the incident, when he cited a "family emergency."

Now the extended tour dates now have West wrapping up on New Year's Eve in Brooklyn, New York. Other cities added to the extension include Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Boston and Washington DC, in addition to the rescheduled dates in Philadelphia and Detroit.

You can purchase tickets for the extended dates beginning Saturday. American Express presale began Wednesday morning at 10 am.

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<![CDATA[Fake 'Melania' Joins Colbert to Address Lewd Comments]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:10:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/240*120/melania+on+colbert.jpg

What would Donald say?

Reflecting on the men's "locker room" talk that recently landed Donald Trump in hot water, 'Melania Trump' made a surprise appearance on "The Stephen Colbert Show" and offered up a wistful thought. 

“They’re all animals--if only a woman could be president.”

Actually, it wasn't Melania Trump, but Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti who joined Colbert to point fingers at the left wing media, the election and Billy Bush.

"He explained it was 'locker room talk' -I did not know this- but when American men gather to sport, they always brag about grabbing women by the Billy Bush” Benanti said.

The real Melania Trump was interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday and defended her husband’s "boy talk,” accusing the then-host of "Access Hollywood" of egging Trump on to make the controversial remarks. 

"Access Hollywood" is an NBCUniversal program.

"Now I know why they’re on a bus--it’s easier to throw Billy underneath it,"Colbert joked. He then ripped into the idea of Trump, a man who can be persuaded by Billy Bush, in the position of president with nuclear launch codes at his disposal.

"Goodbye Finland," Colbert said.

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<![CDATA[Picking A Wine? Smart Caps Can Help!]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:52:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_smartwine1018_1920x1080.jpg

Product innovation company Uncorked Studios has developed an app called Sommely that makes your wine collection smarter.

Imagine going to your tablet and telling it you're having spaghetti for dinner, and you'd like to pick out a medium-priced bottle of Italian red wine from your collection. Sommely's "smart" wine bottle caps will start blinking to show you which ones fit that criteria.

"Sommely allows you the ability to put that story on a cap," says lead developer Marcelino Alvarez.

Sommely's early prototypes were done on a 3D printer. Inside the cap is an Intel processing chip, bluetooth and an LED light. One battery charge will last years.

"You put the cap on top, press the button, the app says 'Hey is this a new wine you purchased?' Scan the label, and it imports the information and you can add notes, like 'this is for a special occasion' or how much you paid for it, explained tech developer Lee Learner of Uncorked Studios.

Read more on this story at KGW.com.

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<![CDATA[Vogue Endorses Clinton for President]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:45:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wintour+clinton.jpg

For the first time in the magazine's history, Vogue has endorsed a presidential candidate, urging readers to vote for Hillary Clinton.

In an editorial published on Tuesday, the fashion magazine’s board made it clear that they're endorsing the Democratic presidential nominee because of the “the profound stakes” of this election, in addition to “the history that stands to be made.”

"Her years as Secretary of State have shown that she understands how to strengthen alliances abroad, respond to global crises, and continue American leadership in the world," the magazine said of Clinton. "She is forceful in her support for LGBTQ rights, including an end to discrimination against transgender people. She knows the challenges working women face."

The magazine said “deeply divided America” will need an experienced, competent leader and Clinton is the right choice.

Vogue is just the latest of a number of publications to break from tradition and speak out on the election.

USA Today did not officially support Clinton, but instead published an editorial urging Americans to not vote for Donald Trump. Wired backed Clinton for its first-ever presidential endorsement. The Atlantic endorsed Clinton for its third-ever political recommendation (the previous two endorsements were to Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964). And conservative newspapers like the Arizona Republic and The Cincinnati Enquirer have endorsed the former secretary of state for president. 

“We understand that Clinton has not always been a perfect candidate, yet her fierce intelligence and considerable experience are reflected in policies and positions that are clear, sound, and hopeful,” Vogue wrote.

Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is a longtime supporter of Clinton, according to Politico.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received one endorsement from a daily newspaper during the general election. It came from the St. Joseph News-Press of northwest Missouri. 

The Chicago Tribune, Detroit News and Richmond Times-Dispatch endorsed Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Style Guide]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:02:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_480210477901-michelle.jpg The first lady proves she's first in fashion.

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<![CDATA[Extended TODAY: Chip, Joanna Gaines on Getting Their Start]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:01:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fixer-upper-today.jpg

Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” talk with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager in this extended interview about how they met (Chip was wayyy late for their first date), what their hopes are as parents and for their Magnolia lifestyle brand, what they want people to experience when visiting their shop Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas, and more.

In September, NBC 5 sat down with the Gaines' to discuss their life together and the success of their Waco tourist destination, Magnolia Market.

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<![CDATA[Ryan Lochte to Co-Star in New Sharon Stone Film]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:03:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ryanryan.jpg

Out of the water and straight on to Hollywood.

Ryan Lochte isn't letting a little international incident derail his post Olympic career. The current "Dancing With The Stars" contestant has just signed on to join the upcoming Sharon Stone comedy "A Little Something for Your Birthday," according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

In addition to Stone, the film stars Famke Janssen, Tony Goldwyn and Ellen Burstyn. On IMDB the movie description describes Stone's character as an aspiring fashion designer struggling to find success and love. The film is scheduled for release in 2017.

Lochte is currently performing opposite Cheryl Burke on the 23rd season of DWTS.

<![CDATA[Baby Boom: Kerry Washington Welcomes Son Caleb]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:29:58 -0500 E! News reports. ]]> E! News reports. ]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/AP_353722078377-kerry.jpg See which celebrities are gearing up for parenthood in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Flock to Japanese Festival]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:31:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_japanfestival1018_1920x1080.jpg

Nearly 30,000 people have flocked to Japan's Niihama City for the annual Niihama Taiko Festival.

The tradition dates back nearly 800 years.

What once used to be a harvest celebration is now a major tourist destination that draws in tens of thousands of visitors every year.

The festival began Sunday and ends Tuesday with a procession of huge floats.

Read more from NTV.co.jp here.

<![CDATA[Clinton Camp to Launch 'Love Trumps Hate' Performance Series]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:06:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Clinton+Series+Collage.jpg

As Election Day looms closer, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced it is launching a "Love Trumps Hate" performance series, featuring a list of popular artists including Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Bon Jovi to encourage more voters to cast their ballot in battleground states.

In announcing the series in a press release the Clinton campaign also took an opportunity to knock Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"In the final weeks of this campaign, what voters will hear from these performers and all Hillary For America surrogates is that Hillary Clinton has the experience and steadiness to bring people together and get real results — Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit and unqualified to be president," the release said.

"The choice in this election is clear," the release continued. "We can either come together to tackle the big challenges facing the country or let Donald Trump keep tearing us apart with his divisive rhetoric and dangerous ideas."

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<![CDATA['Independence Day: Resurgence' Heads to DVD Blu-ray This Week]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:24:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_videoview_1920x1080.jpg "Independence Day: Resurgence" leads the new movies arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this week.]]> <![CDATA[Stefani to Rejoin 'The Voice' Next Season Replacing Cyrus ]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:23:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/The+Voice+Collage.jpg

She’s back!

Gwen Stefani will rejoin NBC’s “The Voice” for its 12th season in 2017. Recording artists Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will return as coaches to the three-time Emmy Award-winning music competition series. Carson Daly will also return as the host.

Current coach Miley Cyrus will take a break from season 12, but will return for the 13th season next fall. Cyrus joined the show as a key adviser this past spring. She voiced excitement about her return on Twitter.

“We can’t wait to experience the unique chemistry and energy Gwen, Alicia, Blake and Adam will bring to season 12,” said Paul Telegdy, president, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “With Miley returning for season 13, we’re truly ecstatic about the unmatched musical know-how and talent coming together in our coming seasons.”

Stefani previously served as a coach in seasons seven and nine, and as an adviser for seasons eight and 10.

This will be Shelton’s and Levine’s 12th season. Keys joined as a coach in the show’s 11th season.

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<![CDATA['SNL's' Spookiest Halloween Sketches]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:39:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-10-18-at-8.24.26-AMTRUMP-SNL.jpg

Halloween might be about all things spooky, but for "Saturday Night Live," there's still plenty of room for laughs.

Since the show begun its run in 1975, "SNL" has put on some of the most memorable Halloween sketches and provided endless inspiration for costumes based on the show's recurring characters.

From Jimmy Fallon's Halloween carols to Rita Delvecchio's trick-or-treater shaming, take a look at some of "SNL's" top Halloween sketches:

Weekend Update: Stefon on Halloween’s Hottest Tips: Season 38, 2012

Stefon makes an appearance on Weekend Update with Seth Meyers to give NYC tourists tips for Halloween. Some of his favorites include a club with hobo-cops, eating "fraisans" - raisins that look like Frasier, and a human piñata.

"The Apprentice" Halloween Promo: Season 30, 2004

In vampire attire, Darrell Hammon's Donald Trump directs a promo for a Halloween episode of "The Apprentice." Channeling his inner "Count Trumpula," he stays true to character as he throws up peace signs while bragging about how high the promo’s ratings will be.

Adam Sandler on Halloween Costume Ideas: Season 17, 1991

Adam Sandler tries to help save parents a couple bucks by giving kids his best ideas for Halloween costumes. Some include using your own face to be "Squishy Face," and "G-Force Man." Others include using arms and hands to execute the "crazy hand coming out of the neck guy."

"Weekend Update:" Drunk Uncle on Halloween: Season 40, 2014

Drunk Uncle, dressed as "America in the Garbage" makes an appearance on "Weekend Update" with Michael Che and Colin Jost to talk about the horror that is Halloween. From getting trapped in a "Native American maze," to goji-berries being delivered to DropBoxes, Drunk Uncle has a lot to say about the changes that have affected the holiday.

Rita Delvecchio’s Halloween: Season 22, 1996

Rita, an Italian-American housewife, has had it with Halloween. She screams at trick-or-treaters throwing toilet paper rolls at her house, calls a boy dressed as David Hasselhoff "the primetime pimp," and threatens to throw her shoe at kids. Her friend Loretta even stops by to take part in the trick-or-treater shaming.

The Exorcist 2: Season 1, 1975

In this episode, two scared priests pay a visit to a young girl who’s been possessed by the devil. She throws hot soup in one of their faces, bashes the priest over the head with a glass vase and even insults their mothers. It’s safe to say that the priests can only take so much of the child.

"Weekend Update:" Jimmy Fallon on Trick-or-Treating: Season 24, 1998

Jimmy Fallon joins the "Weekend Update" desk to share his favorite "Halloween Carols." Some include his own spin on the Matchbox Twenty song, "3 a.m." involving someone wearing the same costume as his girlfriend. And that’s just the beginning of the music.

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<![CDATA[Nobel Academy Can't Find Bob Dylan to Give Him Prize]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:31:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16287408229659.jpg

The Nobel Academy can't seem to find Bob Dylan after he won the prize for literature, NBC News reported.

The academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, said she had emailed and called Dylan's "closest collaborator" to ensure he gets his hefty award of $927,740, according to a translation published in The Guardian.

So far, she said, she's received "very friendly replies," according to The Guardian — but Dylan is still nowhere to be found.

This leaves the academy in the odd position of giving up on tracking down their laureate.

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<![CDATA[House Concerts Help Up-and-Coming Artists Get Exposure]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:10:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sofar+house+concert.jpg

Before they make it to radio, most artists and musicians start small – really small.

On a Saturday in September, NBC 5 went to a North Dallas home to see up-and-coming artists perform. It was the fifth anniversary of Sofar DFW. Sofar is short for "Songs from a Room." It's a house concert circuit in 278 cities worldwide.

"Sofar really tries to find those artists who have something different," said Sofar DFW Director Tony Najera. "It's catching on because it's cool!"

If you've never heard of Sofar, there's a reason. The concerts are kept secret. The performers aren't announced until showtime. The venues are intimate.

"I'm still shaking all the nerves out," said singer/songwriter Ronnie Heart after his performance. "It was a good prompt for me to play my music in a completely different way."

Heart, who doesn't usually play unplugged, added a jazz flute to his set at the last minute, for a totally different sound.

The artists aren't paid for performances. The payment is exposure. Sofar has a multiplying factor. The concerts are recorded, produced to a professional video and put on their website, where that exposure goes worldwide.

"Which is essentially several hundred dollars," explained Jenner Fox, of the Odell Fox folk duo. "Good as gold!"

Soulful Fort Worth singer Leon Bridges once played for Sofar. Now he's on the radio and stages around the world.

"Sometimes you can find them on the radio, sometimes you can't," explained Najera. "They're using Sofar as a platform to kind of springboard them on later."

The exposure isn't just for the artists. It's for the audience, too. The performers aren't announced before the shows so those who attend expose themselves to music and arts they might not otherwise go see. The Sept. 5 anniversary show included music acts Ronnie Heart, Odell Fox and a slam Poet named Javon Rustin.

The intimate atmosphere is hard to duplicate.

"It makes all the difference that people really listen and being there with you, and it's just a special thing for us," said Fox. "Even if it was a big dark room with a thousand people and everyone's listening on bated breath, like that would be cool. We wouldn't mind that!"

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<![CDATA[Ariel Winter Says Sofia Vergara Taught Her To Love Her Body]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:56:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sofiasofia.jpg

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter says she has co-star Sofia Vergara to thank for finding confidence in her body.

"I had Sofia Vergara, for one thing," she said in an opinion piece on Today.com. "Growing up working with her was amazing because I got to learn from how confident she was in her body, and with her curves."

The young star has become something of a body image advocate in recent years, garnering an impressive social media following while often posting revealing pics of herself. 

Winter says she grew up in the public eye starting on the show when she was just 11 and was "completely flat-chested. Pretty much overnight, I transformed into what I felt like was a completely different person. I suddenly had a D-cup and my body was filling out, and it was really hard for me accept a lot of the criticism I faced online."

Winter, who has openly discussed her decision to get a breast reduction, also talked about the backlash she faced following that decision.

"I got it because I needed it. I needed it, I wanted it, I feel better about myself with it," Winter said. "I feel like I’m the way I’m supposed to be."

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