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James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceJames Blunt set sail over the audience at Radio 2's Hyde Park festival on Sunday - perched precariously inside a rubber dinghy.The star's take on crowd-surfing came at the end of a mid-afternoon set, which featured the hits You're Beautiful, Bonfire Heart and 1973.But he came to a sticky end when the Union Jack dinghy capsized about 30 rows back from the stage."Can we have him back, please?" compere Ken Bruce asked the crowd.Blunt later emerged unscathed, after posing for selfies with (some of) the 35,000-strong audience.Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: Full coverageRadio 2's rain-soaked "festival in a day" also saw performances from Stereophonics, Rick Astley, Emeli Sande and Blondie.And country star Shania Twain gave her first UK performance in 13 ye...
Girl with 3D printed hand wants to throw first pitch at every MLB park

Girl with 3D printed hand wants to throw first pitch at every MLB park

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Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball teams are lining up to let 7-year-old Hailey Dawson throw out a first pitch at their games.Dawson has a rare disease called Poland Syndrome and was born without three fingers. She had a 3D printed hand, which works with fishing line.Hailey has already thrown out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles. She wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark.On Thursday, something really special happened. Teams responded quickly to her wish, asking her to come to their games and take the mound. Bleacher Report posted a link to a video featuring Dawson, which the teams responded to in droves.Those teams included: the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians...
Linkin Park hearts 'broken' by singer's suicide

Linkin Park hearts 'broken' by singer's suicide

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Linkin Park have said their "hearts are broken" following the suicide of lead singer Chester Bennington.Bennington, 41, was found dead in the bedroom of his home in Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles last Thursday, and, while a note has not been found, the LA County Coroner announced he had hanged himself.The US rock group said "the shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened".Video:April - Sky speaks to Chester Bennington The band's statement, which was addressed to Bennington, said his family "want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you"."Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can n...
Linkin Park star's wife falls victim to SICK Twitter hack after his suicide

Linkin Park star's wife falls victim to SICK Twitter hack after his suicide

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Chester Bennington was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday July 20, shortly before 9am.The singer had openly struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life.Now, Bennington's wife Talinda's Twitter account appears to have been hacked following his tragic death.During Thursday evening, a number of strange messages appeared on her account.TWITTERSHOCKING: Chester Bennington's wife has been hacked on TwitterStars we've lost in 2017 The famous faces we've lost so far in 2017.HBO True Blood star Nelsan Ellis dies aged just 39 GETTYTRAGIC: Chester Bennington took his own lifeAfter just minutes, the first three messages were deleted.A short while later, a fourth tweet appeared and was almost immediately removed.After a further 3
Linkin Park lead tributes to dead bandmate Chester Bennington

Linkin Park lead tributes to dead bandmate Chester Bennington

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The music world is coming to terms with the shock passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home shortly before 9am today.According to TMZ, the 41-year-old committed suicide by hanging himself.Linkin Park singer and guitarist Mike Shinoda is the first member of the band to comment on the tragic death.In a post addressed to his 700k followers, he wrote: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."GettyStars we've lost in 2017  Famous faces who have died in 2017HBO True Blood star Nelsan Ellis dies aged just 39 TwitterHEARTBROKEN: Mike confirmed news of Chester's death Several other members of the music community have also taken to Twitter to share their reactio