Taylor Swift Performs At Formula 1 Event In Austin, Texas

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Formula 1 Event In Austin, Texas Features Only Taylor Swift Concert Of 2016

Taylor Swift performed in concert for the only time in 2016 over the weekend in Austin, Texas. The show was part of the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix event at the Circuit of the Americas. Booking Swift was an attempt by race organizers to draw a younger crowd to the sport of Formula 1 racing.

Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. He is now 26 points behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg with three Formula 1 races to go.

Taylor Swift Formula 1 concert
Taylor Swift performed over the weekend at the Formula 1 event in Austin, Texas.

An estimated 80,000 people were in attendance to see Taylor perform many of her hits, including “This Is What You Came For.”  Below, you can see a clip of Taylor performing “Holy Ground” from her Red album.

 

See more videos of Taylor Swift performing at the Formula One event.

Taylor Swift performed on Saturday night after race activities were done of the day. Usher and The Roots performed on Sunday after the United States Grand Prix event. Both concerts took place on the track’s infield rather than the on-site amphitheater.

Today, October 24, 2016, marks the ten-year anniversary of the release of Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album. She’s come a long way since the “Tim McGraw” days.

Taylor Swift “Tim McGraw”

 

Internet Of Things Responsible For Attack

A massive cyber attack on an internet site last week was likely caused by the “Internet of Things”, devices like cameras, DVRs and thermostats. The attack overloaded a company called Dyn, which is a major part of the backbone of the internet. It brought down popular sites like Twitter, Amazon, Reddit and Netflix.

Hackers were able to take over devices that were still using factory default settings for security and direct them at Dyn.

Tom Hanks Stars In “Black Jeopardy” Saturday Night Live Sketch

Tom Hanks hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend with Lady Gaga joining him as the musical guest. One of the most popular sketches saw Hanks play a contestant on “Black Jeopardy”, hosted by Kenan Thompson.

Tom Hanks “Black Jeopardy” Saturday Night Live sketch

 

Hanks also showed up as ‘Sully’ in the “Cockpit” sketch along with Alec Baldwin.

Tom Hanks & Alec Baldwin in Saturday Night Live sketch

 

Los Angeles Rams Lose Third Straight In London

The honeymoon is over for the Los Angeles Rams after a 17-10 loss to the New York Giants in London yesterday. Quarterback Case Keenum threw four interceptions, including one of his final pass of the game. To Keenum’s credit, wide receiver Brian Quick appeared to run the wrong route on the play. On another interception, the ball bounced off receiver Travon Austin into the hands to New York’s Landon Collins. Collins weaved his way into the end zone for a Giants touchdown.

A column in the Los Angeles Times yesterday called for rookie Jared Goff to replace Keenum despite coach Jeff Fisher’s insistence that a quarterback change will not happen.

California Soldiers Forced To Pay Back Enlistment Bonuses

Thousands of Americans that served with the California National Guard are being forced to pay back their enlistment bonuses, putting many in dire financial straits. The bonuses were paid a decade ago when the need for soldiers was at an all-time high. Investigators have found widespread fraud and corruption throughout the country, but it as more widespread in California.

Much like how unrealistic targets led to the Wells Fargo scandal recently, enlistment targets were also what led to the fraud and corruption in this case. Soldiers that served multiple combat tours are being forced to pay back bonuses of $15,000 or more as well as interest. Failure to pay can lead to wage garnishments.

Leslie Jones Talks Being Hacked On Saturday Night Live

In the Weekend Update sketch on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, Leslie Jones showed up to talk about being hacked. She encouraged hackers to use their powers for good by doing things like renewing their driver’s licenses from home.

Leslie Jones on being hacked

 

Boo! A Madea Halloween Takes Box Office Crown

Boo! A Madea Halloween brought in an estimated $27.6 million over the weekend to take the weekend box office crown. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back brought in an estimated $23 million in its debut while Ouija: Origin of Evil brought in $14 million.

Keeping Up with the Joneses, the weekend’d other debut, brought in an estimated $5.6 million.

Check back to RealLifeSTL on Thursday for my Weekend Movie Guide. I’ll preview Inferno, starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones and more.

John Oliver Talks About Opioid Addiction

John Oliver talked about the United States’ opioid epidemic on this week’s edition of Last Week Tonight. The segment opens with the story of a dog eating a full bag of heroin and moves on toe describe how heroin has full coverage and works anywhere, unlike cell phones.

John Oliver on opioid addiction

 

Facebook Co-founder Donates $35 Million To Democratic Party

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has written checks totaling $35 million dollars to the Democratic party in recent weeks. Moskovitz is estimated to be worth $12.7 billion.  He announced his first donation of $20 million in a Medium post, saying “If Donald Trump wins, the country will fall backward, and become most isolated form the global community.” He also announced his second round of donations on Medium.

TD Ameritrade Buying Scottrade

TD Ameritrade will buy Scottrade for $4 billion, as reported by multiple outlets.The deal is expected to close in 2017. Details were not available on what would happen with Scottrade’s company headquarters in St. Louis and its 1,935 employees in the area or the naming rights deal that has the company’s name on Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis.

 

*UPDATE**

Things do not look good for St. Louis. There are currently 1,800 people in the area that work for Scottrade. That number will be slimmed to 500-1,000. Half of the 3,700 people working for the company right now can plan on losing their jobs. The Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis will be known as the TD Ameritrade Center relatively soon.

Scottrade founder and CEO Rodger Riney is undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. He told the press that his health is under control now, but it did play a part in his decision to sell the company.

Nashville Season 5 Premiering January 5, 2017 On CMT

Nashville will return for season 5 on January 5, 2017. The show will move to CMT. Here’s our first look at scenes from the new season.

Nashville season 5 trailer

 

Justin Bieber Storms Off Stage During United Kingdom Concert

Justin Bieber gets really mad when he’s trying to “connect” with an audience and people won’t stop screaming. For the second time on his tour of the United Kingdom, Bieber got frustrated with the crowd. At a show over the weekend in Manchester, the singer dropped his microphone and stormed of the stage. He returned to the stage but apparently stopped the show a little later on when the fans wouldn’t shut up again.

The singer has a point. You’re there for a concert, why in the hell won’t you shut up?

Lauren Alaina Releases “Road Less Traveled” Music Video 

Lauren Alaina recently released the music video for her latest single, “Road Less Traveled.” Meghan Trainor is a co-writer on the song. The song touches on Lauren Alaina’s own problems with Bulimia.  The singer finished second to Scotty McCreery on season 11 of American Idol.

Lauren Alaina “Road Less Traveled” music video

 

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Ryan is a weird dude. He doesn't cook, yet owns a plethora of kitchen gadgets. He rationalized buying a SodaStream while unemployed. He counts Step Up 2: The Streets as one of his favorite movies along with Footloose, Rent, Grease and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He loves Mizzou but only wants them in the SEC so he can tailgate in Nashville. He owns a ShakeWeight and AbLounger, but still loves him some John Donut and Billie's Fine Foods. You can get more of Ryan at iLoveSoulard.com or just check the stool on the far end of the bar at iTap in Soulard.

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