Carson Dalys touching statement after mother’s death

Carson Daly wasn’t able to celebrate the Emmy win for “The Voice” on Sunday because he was busy dealing with some tragic news.
FILE - In this May 3, 2008, file photo, Carson Daly and his mother Pattie Daly Caruso arrive at the 134th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Daly announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, his mother died the previous day. (AP Photo/David Harpe, File)

FILE – In this May 3, 2008, file photo, Carson Daly and his mother Pattie Daly Caruso arrive at the 134th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Daly announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, his mother died the previous day. (AP Photo/David Harpe, File) (AP2008)

Carson Daly wasn’t able to celebrate the Emmy win for “The Voice” on Sunday because he was busy dealing with some tragic news. The host’s mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, died early Sunday morning.

The news was confirmed on Monday’s episode of “The Today Show,” where Carson Daly is a host. He was absent from the broadcast, but his colleagues read a statement on air that the “Voice” host wrote.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, wife, grandmother, Pattie Daly Caruso,” Matt Lauer read. “She passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 17. Kiki, as she was known to her grandchildren and many others, touched so many lives with her kindness, her giant spirit and her love of life. She’ll be terribly missed by her family and the world, but her spark will shine for eternity.”

WATCH: Our thoughts and prayers are with @CarsonDaly and his family. Carson’s mom passed away on Sunday https://t.co/KeMxyTMlebpic.twitter.com/472jCXVjnf

— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 18, 2017

Additionally, the star tweeted a response to the outpouring of fans who sent him their condolences in one way or another.

There are no words for the loss of mom. Thank u for the incredible outpouring of love. It helps. Please hug the ones you love most tonight.

— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) September 18, 2017

Daly Caruso was a celebrity in her own right, hosting “Valley Views,” a local television show in Coachella Valley, California. According to The Desert Sun, she hosted the show for 25 years and interviewed such stars as Donald Trump, Barbara Sinatra and Arnold Palmer. The outlet notes that she died of a sudden heart attack at 73.

Controversial ‘mother! loses at the box office while ‘It’ breaks new records

The horror hit “It” topped the North American box office for the second straight week with $60.1 million, bringing its two-week domestic total to $218.8 million.
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“mother!” (Paramount Pictures)

The horror hit “It” topped the North American box office for the second straight week with $60.1 million, bringing its two-week domestic total to $218.8 million, according to final box-office figures Monday.

The Warner Bros. release has quickly become the biggest box-office smash to ever land in September, a typically sleepy month before the fall movie season really kicks into gear.

With the Stephen King adaptation drawing moviegoers, audiences had little interest in Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence. The Paramount Pictures release debuted with $7.5 million and earned an extremely rare F CinemaScore from audiences who rejected the movie’s intense and mysterious thrills.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore.

1. “It,” Warner Bros., $60,103,110, 4,148 locations, $14,490 average, $218,813,729, 2 Weeks.

2. “American Assassin,” Lionsgate, $14,846,778, 3,154 locations, $4,707 average, $14,846,778, 1 Week.

3. “mother!” Paramount, $7,534,673, 2,368 locations, $3,182 average, $7,534,673, 1 Week.

4. “Home Again,” Open Road, $5,183,004, 3,036 locations, $1,707 average, $16,984,088, 2 Weeks.

5. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” Lionsgate, $3,588,883, 3,272 locations, $1,097 average, $70,395,923, 5 Weeks.

6. “Wind River,” The Weinstein Company, $2,572,397, 2,619 locations, $982 average, $29,141,212, 7 Weeks.

7. “Annabelle: Creation,” Warner Bros., $2,411,319, 2,117 locations, $1,139 average, $99,711,680, 6 Weeks.

8. “Leap!” The Weinstein Company, $2,163,778, 2,416 locations, $896 average, $18,705,564, 4 Weeks.

9. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Sony, $1,858,740, 1,436 locations, $1,294 average, $330,245,988, 11 Weeks.

10. “Dunkirk,” Warner Bros., $1,311,449, 1,478 locations, $887 average, $185,148,101, 9 Weeks.

11. “The Emoji Movie,” Sony, $1,001,256, 1,151 locations, $870 average, $83,911,291, 8 Weeks.

12. “Logan Lucky,” Bleecker Street, $996,576, 1,401 locations, $711 average, $26,826,677, 5 Weeks.

13. “Despicable Me 3,” Universal, $857,205, 983 locations, $872 average, $261,094,650, 12 Weeks.

14. “The Dark Tower,” Sony, $757,815, 1,235 locations, $614 average, $49,922,920, 7 Weeks.

15. “Canelo vs. GGG Supremacy,” Fathom Events, $703,396, 465 locations, $1,513 average, $703,396, 1 Week.

16. “Wonder Woman,” Warner Bros., $667,794, 659 locations, $1,013 average, $411,430,094, 16 Weeks.

17. “Girls Trip,” Universal, $570,725, 733 locations, $779 average, $114,337,980, 9 Weeks.

18. “Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature,” Open Road, $461,885, 846 locations, $546 average, $28,093,664, 6 Weeks.

19. “All Saints,” Sony, $371,464, 750 locations, $495 average, $5,234,199, 4 Weeks.

20. “The Glass Castle,” Lionsgate, $351,887, 698 locations, $504 average, $16,724,214, 6 Weeks.

Error on Beyonce vinyl surprises fans with Canadian punk band songs

Some Beyoncé fans who purchased a vinyl of the singer’s 2016 album “Lemonade” are in for an unexpected surprise – she’s only on part of it.
Beyonce album released on vinyl with error featuring Canadian punk band ZEX.

Beyonce album released on vinyl with error featuring Canadian punk band ZEX. (Reuters)

Some Beyoncé fans who purchased a vinyl of the singer’s 2016 album “Lemonade” are in for an unexpected surprise – she’s only on part of it.

That’s because a fraction of the new European run of the lemon-yellow record was mispressed. Because of the screw-up, the first half of the Canadian punk band Zex’s album “Uphill Battle” appears in place of the Grammy-winning record’s A-side, which includes the songs “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up” and “Don’t Hurt Yourself.”

“Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl, a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé ‘Lemonade’ vinyl included music from Canadian punk band, ZEX, on Side A,” Columbia Records said in a statement on Monday. “Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress. Fans who purchased the vinyl will be refunded and given a replacement copy. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.”

Laura Ingraham joins Fox News’ prime-time lineup

Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight primetime show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET, with “Hannity” and “The Five” shifting timeslots in the process.
Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30.

Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30.

Laura Ingraham will host a new weeknight primetime show on FOX News Channel from Washington D.C. starting on Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. ET, with “Hannity” and “The Five” shifting timeslots in the process.

“We are delighted to unveil this new primetime schedule for both our current and future generation of loyal FNC fans. Over the last decade, Laura’s extraordinary insight, expertise and strong voice have connected with our viewers across the network’s programming,” FOX News programming President Suzanne Scott said. “We look forward to her providing the audience with her exceptional commentary, engaging insight and spirited debate.”

While “The Ingraham Angle” will debut late next month, the other changes to FOX News’ primetime lineup take effect on Sept. 25 when “Hannity” moves to 9 p.m. ET and “The Five” returns to its original home at 5 p.m. ET where it was regularly among the most-watched shows in all of cable news. FNC’s 10 p.m. ET slot will be occupied by a variety of rotating guest hosts until Ingraham’s show launches.

“After a decade working at FOX News with a team of television pros, I am thrilled to be joining the primetime line-up as a host of the 10 o’clock hour,” Ingraham said. “Martha [Maccallum], Tucker and Sean have proven that they understand the pulse of America across the political and the cultural spectrum. I look forward to informing and entertaining the audience and introducing new voices to the conversation.”

“I look forward to informing and entertaining the audience and introducing new voices to the conversation”

– Laura Ingraham

“The Ingraham Angle” plans to focus on everyday Americans and will aim to avoid political rhetoric used throughout Washington by career politicians. The show will allow “Hannity” to directly follow “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” putting two of the most popular conservative hosts in all of television on back-to-back, which should provide a nice lead-in for Ingraham, who is already a household name in conservative circles.

Ingraham first joined FNC back in 2007 and has appeared on a variety of programs, both as an analyst and fill-in host. She is the most-listened-to woman in political talk radio and “The Laura Ingraham Show” will continue to air on hundreds of stations across America. Ingraham is the founder of LifeZette, a political and cultural website, and will continue to serve as editor but without a day-to-day operational role.

In addition to her radio and television success, Ingraham has authored several New York Times bestsellers and served as a litigator and Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Netflix sends lighthearted cease and desist letter to ‘Stranger Things’ pop-up bar

All unlicensed good things must come to an end.
"Stranger Things" pop-up bar asked to shut its doors by Netflix

“Stranger Things” pop-up bar asked to shut its doors by Netflix (Netflix)

All unlicensed good things must come to an end. That’s the lesson that the “Stranger Things”-themed pop-up bar in Chicago is learning this week after receiving a rather kind, but stern, cease and desist letter.

The Upside Down pop-up bar in Chicago received a lot of praise from locals when it opened in August for a six-week run. It featured decor designed to look like popular sets from the hit Netflix show, including the alphabet Christmas light wall in Joyce Byers’ home as well as specialty cocktails like “Eleven’s Eggo’s,” with maple syrup flavor, according to Chicago Eater.

However, Variety reports that the owners were considering extending the run through October, to coincide with the premiere of “Stranger Things” Season 2. Unfortunately, that was something that Netflix simply couldn’t allow. The owners reportedly received a cease and desist letter from the streaming service that asked them to stop in a very on-theme fashion.

“My walkie talkie is busted so I had to write this note instead,” it begins, per DNA Info Chicago, which first reported the letter. “Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show. (Just wait until you see Season 2!) But unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up. You’re obviously creative types, so I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s important to us to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we build.”

The letter went on to politely ask that they not extend their run past its originally-planned six weeks. Additionally, it encouraged the owners to reach out to Netflix for permission in the future if they plan to do something like this again.

“We love our fans more than anything, but you should know that the demogorgon is not always as forgiving. So please don’t make us call your mom,” the letter ends, invoking the name of the titular monster from Season 1.

“Stranger Things” Season 2 is set to drop on Netflix on October 27.

Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, the character actor who appeared in such films as “Cool Hand Luke,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Godfather Part II” and “Alien,” has died at age 91, Fox News has confirmed.

Character actor Harry Dean Stanton who appeared in such films as “Cool Hand Luke,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Godfather Part II” and “Alien,” has died at age 91, Fox News confirmed Friday.

Stanton passed away from natural causes at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.

Before finding fame in Hollywood, the Kentucky native previously served in the Navy during World War II and fought in the Battle of Okinawa. After his service, Stanton pursued acting on-stage in a University of Kentucky production of “Pygmalion.”

Once Stanton moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his craft, he appeared in his first film, “Tomahawk Trail,” in 1957.

Stanton starred in numerous hit films, including “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Godfather: Part II,” and “The Missouri Breaks,” which featured his lifelong friend Jack Nicholson.

Stanton’s film career continued to flourish in the ‘80s with classics, such as “Escape from New York,” “Paris, Texas,” and “Pretty in Pink.”

In 1990, he played an ill-fated private investigator in “Wild at Heart,” which was directed by David Lynch. The filmmaker went on to cast Stanton again in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” in 1992 and “The Straight Story” in 1999.

Stanton didn’t just pursue films later in his lifetime. He also appeared in the hit HBO series “Big Love” for four seasons. His voice was also heard in the animated film “Rango,” opposite Johnny Depp.

Stanton remained a working actor until the end. His last performance will be seen in the upcoming film “Lucky,” which will be released Sept. 29.

Cardinals unravel in sixth in 8-2 loss to Cubs

St. Louis Cardinals take 2-1 lead on Carlos Martinez single, then give up seven runs in sixth inning of loss to Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant had three hits, including his 27th homer, and the Chicago Cubs overcame the ejections of John Lackey and Willson Contreras on their way to an 8-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Bryant went deep in the fourth and singled twice in Chicago’s seven-run sixth, helping the NL Central leaders open a big weekend series on a winning note.

The Cubs moved four games ahead of the Cardinals. Milwaukee, which began the day tied with St. Louis, was scheduled to play Miami on Friday night.

Lackey and Contreras were thrown out with Chicago trailing 2-1 in the fifth. But after outscoring the New York Mets 39-14 in a three-game sweep, the Cubs got enough big hits to improve to 9-4 against the Cardinals this year.

Tommy Pham homered for St. Louis. But the Cubs chased Carlos Martinez in the sixth, sending 11 batters to the plate and grabbing an 8-2 lead.

Bryant led off with a single and Chicago poured it on from there.

Alex Avila — who came in for Contreras — drove him in with a single. Jon Jay put Chicago ahead 3-2 with a single to center.

Avila scored when Martinez (11-11) bobbled Javier Baez’s comebacker and bounced the throw to the plate. Matt Bowman came in and gave up a two-run single to Ian Happ, a sacrifice fly to Ben Zobrist and an RBI single by Bryant that made it 8-2.

Lackey and Contreras were tossed after arguing with plate umpire Jordan Baker in the fifth.

The Cardinals had runners on first and second with two out when Lackey screamed at Baker after he called a ball on a 2-2 pitch to Martinez near the knees and outside corner. Martinez lined the next pitch for an RBI single, giving St. Louis a 2-1 lead, and the 38-year-old Lackey screamed again at the umpire as he ran toward the plate.

Contreras also got into it with Baker and slammed his catcher’s mask to the ground. He was restrained by manager Joe Maddon.

Lackey gave up three hits in 4 2/3 innings. Carl Edwards Jr. (4-4) pitched a perfect sixth for the win.

Martinez gave up seven runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: 2B Kolten Wong departed with tightness in his lower back. He was lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh. … CF Dexter Fowler (bruised knee) remained sidelined. He was hurt when he crashed into the wall trying to make a catch against Pittsburgh on Saturday. … RHP Adam Wainwright (right elbow) is expected to throw a bullpen session Saturday.

Cubs: SS Addison Russell hopes to return this weekend after being sidelined since Aug. 2 because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot. If not, he could be back early next week. Russell is scheduled to work out Saturday. … RHP Jake Arrieta (strained right hamstring) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session.

UP NEXT

The Cubs send RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-5, 3.35 ERA) to the mound while the Cardinals go with RHP Michael Wacha (12-7, 3.99 ERA).

Badgers-BYU pregame notes

Notes, tidbits and stats for Saturdays game between the Wisconsin Badgers and BYU Cougars in Provo, Utah

Notes, tidbits and stats for Saturdays game between the Wisconsin Badgers and BYU Cougars in Provo, Utah:

— This is the third meeting between Wisconsin and BYU with the series tied at 1. BYU won at Camp Randall in 1980 and the Badgers won at home in 2013.

— This is Wisconsin’s first true nonconference road game since 2013 at Arizona State.

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— Under Paul Chryst, Wisconsin is 16-3 when scoring first (1-0 in 2017), 7-3 when the opponent scores first (1-0 in 2017), 13-3 when leading after the first quarter (1-0 in 2017), 3-2 when trailing after the first quarter (1-0 in 2017), 20-2 when leading at halftime (1-0 in 2017), 2-4 when trailing at halftime (0-0 in 2017), 20-2 when leading after the third quarter (2-0 in 2017) and 3-3 when trailing after the third quarter (0-0 in 2017).

— Wisconsin enters Week 3 as one of eight FBS teams yet to allow a point in the second half this season.

— Alex Hornibrook needs 1 passing TD to tie and 2 to pass Tony Jess Cole, Bud Keyes and Tony Lowery for 16th place and 3 to tie and 4 to pass Greg Bohlig for 15th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Troy Fumagalli needs 44 receiving yards to pass Mel Reddick for 18th place, 118 to pass Jacob Pedersen for 17th place and 157 to pass Tim Stracka for 16th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Jazz Peavy needs 144 receiving yards to pass David Gilreath for 25th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Derrick Tindal needs 1 pass breakups to pass Lamarr White, Joey Boese, Roderick Rogers and Darius Hillary for 14th place and 2 to tie Brett Bell for 13th place on UW’s all-time list.

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— Tindall needs 3 passes defensed to tie Troy Vincent, Lamar Campbell, Brett Bell and Aaron Henry for 15th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Rafael Gaglianone needs 8 points to pass P.J. Hill for 9th place on UW’s all-time scoring list.

— Gaglianone needs 4 field goals to tie Taylor Mehlhaff and Rich Thompson for 3rd place on UW’s all-time list.

— Gaglianone needs 1 field-goal attempts to tie and 2 to pass Mike Allen for 5th place and 4 to tie Taylor Mehlhaff for 4th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Gaglianone needs one 50+-yard field goal to join Taylor Mehlhaff and Philip Welch as the only to have three FGs from 50+ in Wisconsin history (Mehlhaff 52, 51, 51; Welch 57, 52, 50; Gaglianone 51, 50).

— Natrell Jamerson needs 1 kick return for a touchdown to tie Ira Matthews and Nick Davis for the most in UW history (2).

NFL Pipeline: Long Beach Poly second among high schools for most active NFL players

The Jack Rabbits got game.

Perennial CIF Southern Section power Long Beach Poly has the second most NFL players in the league according to a recently released NFL survey of the 2017 NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters. The Jack Rabbits seven players is second to only St. Thomas Aquinas of Florida with 12.

Of the seven players Long Beach Poly has currently in the NFL, five players are on offense and two are on defense. Wide receiver is the most popular position with three Jack Rabbits currently doing their thing on Sundays including: JuJu Smith-Schuster of Pittsburgh, Kaelin Clay in Buffalo and DeSean Jackson in Tampa Bay.

With their 12 players, St Thomas Aquinas leads the way for the state of Florida, which came in with the most players by state at 212. California was second among states with 191, while Texas takes third with 179 players.

Other notable CIF-SS high schools on the list include Colton High School with five players active in the NFL and Servite High School with four players in the league.

Bradford expected to play Sunday for Vikings despite knee injury

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was limited all week in practice due to a left knee injury.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to play at Pittsburgh despite a knee injury that limited him all week in practice.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he anticipates that Bradford will play Sunday. Bradford was listed as questionable on the injury report.

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Bradford was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Monday in the opener against New Orleans. He showed no signs of trouble during the game.

ESPN reported that Bradford felt pain and swelling in his left knee that has twice been surgically repaired. The network says he had an MRI test Tuesday that revealed no specific damage. Zimmer declined to confirm the MRI.

Two defensive starters were also listed as questionable: cornerback Xavier Rhodes (hip) and linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring).