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New words and Snoop "doggy dogs"

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A music superstar who had a string of hits in the 70s and 80s is announcing a very short tour for early next year, including a stop in Orlando. Barry Maniilow will perform a seven night limited engagement arena tour. The trek is set to kick off January 13th in South Florida at Sunrise and wrap up just eight days later, January 21st in Charlotte, North Carolina. Manilow will also perform in Tampa, Savannah, Orlando, Atlanta and Nashville. The Orlando date is January 17th at the Amway Center.

Snoop Dogg has something stylish for all his animal-loving fans. The rapper has launched a pet line called Snoop Doggie Doggs. But Snoop is not just about dogs, he also has items designed to fit cats. The line is available on Amazon where pet owners can find apparel, toys, accessories, and bowls for their furry friends all designed by Snoop himself.

The latest Official Scrabble Players Dictionary has 500 new words. The first updated dictionary since 2018 includes shorthands like guac [[ gwahk ]], (for guacamole), trademarks like dumpster, and nouns turned into verbs like adulting. The potentially highest-scoring new word is fauxhawk [[ FOH-hawk ]], a haircut similar to a Mohawk. The new words join more than 100-thousand words of two to eight letters. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary is the product of a long-standing partnership between game-maker Hasbro and dictionary-maker Merriam-Webster.

A Memphis songwriter may sue Donald Trump. David Porter said he is considering legal action against the former president for using one of his songs in his Tuesday night presidential run announcement. "Hold on, I'm Coming" by Sam & Dave was written by Porter and the late Isaac Hayes in 1966. In a related development, Kari Lake, the defeated Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, is refusing to concede and is running a new ad using "I Won't Back Down" by the late Tom Petty. Petty's estate called it "illegal," adding “We are exploring all of our legal options to stop this unauthorized use and to prohibit future misappropriations of Tom’s beloved anthem."

Aerosmith isn't missing a thing when it comes to lending a hand in disaster relief in the wake of Florida's Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole. The band is sponsoring two Red Cross vehicles that will be sporting their logo as they make their way through the aftermath of the disaster. The Red Cross depends on these community emergency vehicles to reach families in need of a shelter, food, and other things. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says the band is proud to support the Red Cross and "knows the vehicles will be an important tool to helping people for years to come."

The first trailer for the movie "80 for Brady" is being released. It stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field as lifelong fans of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. It's based on a true story and follows the four girlfriends as they travel to the 2017 Super Bowl to see Tom Brady on the field. The movie also stars Billy Porter and Guy Fieri as well Brady and his former teammates, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. "80 for Brady" is set to hit theaters on February 3rd.

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