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The hunt for Gollum

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Another loss for the music world: Grammy winning saxophonist David Sanborn has died . His death was announced in a statement on his social media accounts. Sanborn played in the Butterfield Blues Band and was known for touring with big names like Stevie Wonder and David Bowie. In fact, he played sax on Bowie's 1975 hit, "Young Americans". David Sanborn also made regular appearances with Paul Shaffer and the band on David Letterman's late-night shows. In 2018, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer but still performed until just recently. David Sanborn was 78.


The first of a new batch of "Lord of the Rings" films will release in 2026. "Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum" will focus on the character Gollum. Andy Serkis reprise the role of Gollum from the original trilogy. Serkis will also serve as director. 


A New York woman is screaming about her ice cream. She is suing Cold Stone Creamery over its pistachio ice cream. She said that instead of pistachio nuts, the dessert has "pistachio flavoring." Her lawyers wrote in court filings that she would not have purchased the product had she known it did not contain actual pistachios. A federal judge in Brooklyn ruled that the class-action suit can move forward but did not say how much money the plaintiff is seeking.


A Swiss artist is the winner of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. The contest in Sweden last weekend came down to Switzerland and Croatia, but Switzerland jumped out to the lead after the jury vote and held on after the audience votes. The Swiss artist Nemo took the prize with his song, "The Code." The win is the third all-time for Switzerland and first since 1988, when Celine Dion sang "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi".


A television show based on the gambling scandal involving baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani is in the works. Lionsgate Televsion says it will track the rise of Ohtani and him signing his 700-million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers before learning his interpreter Ippei [[ e-pay ]] Mizuhara allegedly stole money from him to pay off illegal gambling debts. A producer for the series calls it "Major League Baseball's biggest sports gambling scandal since Pete Rose" and says the show will "get to the heart of the story." Last Wednesday, Mizuhara agreed to plea guilty to bank and tax fraud charges.


Taylor Swift fans can't shake it off after someone brought their baby in the pit at one of Taylor's "Eras Tour" shows in Paris. A photo went viral that appears to show a baby sleeping on top of a coat on the floor in the standing room section. One Twitter user posted the photo, writing "get your baby off the floor and GO HOME." The post gained hundreds of comments, with many concerned parents and fans saying venue was super crowded and not safe for a baby.


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