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NEW YORK (AP) -- A chance to hang out with George Clooney, a walk along the red carpet with Meryl Streep or a set visit to see "Game of Thrones" filmed. Those are among the experiences being offered as part of an effort to raise money to combat AIDS. Bono is running a campaign that would see those donating at least $10 to RED - the organization he has set up to fight the disease. The campaign begins today to mark World AIDS Day. Other experiences will see someone go on a bike ride with Bono. He says he will take the winner to the same spot where he had an accident last year that forced him into surgery, and off the road with his band, U2.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jimmy Kimmel is among those involved in World AIDS Day today. The comedian will dedicate his show tonight to the campaign led by Bono to fight the disease. On tonight's broadcast, he will join Olivia Wilde in selling off celebrity experiences in a mock-home-shopping channel setup. Celebrity guests will feature Tom Brady, who will teach a donor how to pass a football. Kimmel is including himself as a "prize." He says he's offering to give someone's kid "the talk."
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Madi Davis is Team Pharrell's last hope on "The Voice." The 16-year-old Texas native is the only singer Pharrell Williams has left in the competition. Last night, she performed a highly stylized version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which she also arranged. Williams says she's a phenomenal talent, with great potential. Team Blake's 17-year-old Zach Seabaugh had the girls going wild again. Blake Shelton says he's never heard screaming like that on the show before. Team Gwen's Korin Bukowski hopes she's able to stay out of the bottom two this week. She's already survived two instant Twitter votes. Tonight, the Top 10 is cut by one on The Voice.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- "Spotlight" is getting major props at a New York City-based film festival. The movie about the reporting on sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Boston has won for best screenplay at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. It also won for best ensemble. Others honored were Paul Dano for his work in "Love & Mercy" and Bel Powley for "The Diary of a Teenage Girl."
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm is getting honored by her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She will have a parade on her behalf on Sunday. Holm won the belt from Ronda Rousey last month in Australia. Before that, Rousey had never been beaten in a match. The parade makes good on a promise by the city's mayor to celebrate Holm for winning the title, Aside from the parade, November was declared to be "Holly Holm Month."
MIAMI (AP) -- Marc Anthony and Jay-Z are two entirely different kinds of recording artists. But they have both branched out into the same line of work: as sports agents. Earlier this year, Anthony joined the Jay-Z in the business of representing athletes with the launch of his Mangus Media company. The group will represent baseball player Aroldis Chapman. The Cincinnati Reds reliever is the hardest throwing pitcher in the major leagues.
November 06, 2015 08:10 GMT
AM-Prep-Today in History
Today is Friday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2015. There are 55 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.
On this date:
In 1632, King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed in battle.
In 1854, America's "March King," John Philip Sousa, was born in Washington, D.C.
In 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term of office.
In 1928, in a first, the results of Republican Herbert Hoover's presidential election victory over Democrat Alfred E. Smith were flashed onto an electric wraparound sign on the New York Times building.
In 1934, Nebraska voters approved dissolving their two-chamber legislature in favor of a nonpartisan, single (or "unicameral") legislative body, which was implemented in 1937.
In 1944, British official Lord Moyne was assassinated in Cairo, Egypt, by members of the Zionist Stern gang.
In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower won re-election, defeating Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson.
In 1962, Democrat Edward M. Kennedy was elected Senator from Massachusetts.
In 1977, 39 people were killed when the Kelly Barnes Dam burst, sending a wall of water through Toccoa Falls College in Georgia.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan won re-election by a landslide over former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic challenger.
In 1990, about one-fifth of the Universal Studios backlot in southern California was destroyed in an arson fire.
In 2012, President Barack Obama was elected to a second term of office, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Ten years ago: An overnight tornado killed 25 people in southwestern Indiana. In a clear jab at Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (OO'-goh CHAH'-vez), President George W. Bush, in Brazil, called on Latin Americans to boldly defend strong democratic institutions. French President Jacques Chirac (zhahk shih-RAHK') promised arrests, trials and punishment in the wake of urban unrest that had spread to central Paris.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama opened his 10-day Asia trip on a somber note in Mumbai, India, where he memorialized victims of devastating terror attacks two years earlier, declaring, "We'll never forget." A Yemeni judge ordered police to find Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born cleric, "dead or alive" after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners. (Al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the mountains of Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011.)
One year ago: The march toward same-sex marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practice in four states: Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. (A divided U.S. Supreme Court overturned the laws in June 2015.) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reassured Jordan's King Abdullah that he would not yield to increasing demands by some members of his center-right coalition to allow Jews to pray at a Muslim-run holy site in Jerusalem.
Today's Birthdays: Actress June Squibb is 86. Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 83. Singer Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five) is 78. Singer P.J. Proby is 77. Country singer Guy Clark is 74. Actress Sally Field is 69. Pop singer-musician Glenn Frey (The Eagles) is 67. Singer Rory Block is 66. Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval is 66. TV host Catherine Crier is 61. News correspondent and former California first lady Maria Shriver is 60. Actress Lori Singer is 58. Actor Lance Kerwin is 55. Rock musician Paul Brindley (The Sundays) is 52. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is 51. Rock singer Corey Glover is 51. Actor Brad Grunberg is 51. Actor Peter DeLuise is 49. Actress Kelly Rutherford is 47. Actor Ethan Hawke is 45. Chef/TV judge Marcus Samuelsson is 45. Actress Thandie Newton is 43. Model-actress Rebecca Romijn (roh-MAYN') is 43. Actress Zoe McLellan is 41. Actress Nicole Dubuc is 37. Actress Taryn Manning is 37. Basketball player Lamar Odom is 36. Actress Patina Miller (TV: "Madam Secretary") is 31. Actress Katie Leclere (LEH'-klehr) is 29. Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is 29. Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis is 27. Actress Emma Stone is 27. Actress Mercedes Kastner is 26.
Thought for Today: "The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn." -- Alvin Toffler, American writer-futurist (1928- ).
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