MODEL-ACTOR DIES ON CHINESE REALITY SHOW SET
HONG KONG (AP) – Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on the set of a reality show set in China. Gao’s death is confirmed by his publicity agency, which posted the news on its Facebook page. Gao was filming “Chase Me” in the Chinese city of Ningbo early today when he reportedly fell while running. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Gao was 35. He rose to fame by becoming the first Asian male model for Louis Vuitton. Gao was in several TV dramas and movies and had a Hollywood credit in the film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”
NANCY GRACE – FOX NATION
NEW YORK (AP) – Former CNN mainstay Nancy Grace is moving on, joining the Fox Nation streaming service. Though she’ll be on a new network, she will continue to cover the criminal justice beat. Grace will host a podcast and radio show called “Crime Stories” on Fox Nation starting in January. Fox News originally designed Fox Nation to offer more of the political commentary viewers see on Fox News Channel. Instead, it has been offering a mix of history, true crime and lifestyle programs with Fox values.
BRANDON BROOKS – ANXIETY
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The NFL player who pulled himself out of a game Sunday says it was an anxiety attack that caused him to bail. Brandon Brooks is a two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman who recently signed a four-year deal worth $54.2 million dollars. He says getting all that money weighs on his mind – and he feels he has to live up to what he’s being paid. Brooks says he went public because he says football players are “people” and “human beings” who “go through the same things that everybody else goes through.” He encourages other athletes with similar problems to speak out to help others – and themselves. Brooks says he plans to play again on Sunday.
NATIONAL DOG SHOW
NEW YORK (AP) – Is Thanksgiving going to the dogs? If NBC has its way, the answer would be yes. It has been airing the National Dog Show on turkey day – and hopes doing so again tomorrow after the Macy’s Parade will draw another big audience. The annual pooch parade is now one of the more popular TV shows on Thanksgiving week. This year’s show will be hosted by actor John O’Hurley. He’ll be joined by figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as well as sports commentator Mary Carillo and analyst David Frei, a licensed judge for the American Kennel Club.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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