The Social Climber: UFC's Anderson Silva Snaps Shin, 'Duck Dynasty' Clan Excited for New Shows
Dec. 29, 2013
By ABC NEWS
UFC Title Fight Ends With Broken Bone
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Oh, snap! A hotly-anticipated UFC middleweight fight in Las Vegas between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva ended with a snapped shinbone for Silva and a defended title for Weidman.
According to ESPN, Silva fell to the ground in pain 1:16 into the second round, prompting a referee to waive an end to the fight. Replays showed Silva's shinbone snapped from the force of the collision.
The result was a second-round TKO (injury) victory for Weidman, and severe pain for Silva.
'Duck Dynasty' Clan Excited for New Shows
They're back, and they're ever-so excited! Alan Robertson, a preacher and the eldest brother of the "Duck Dynasty" brood, issued an official statement late Saturday saying that the whole fam is glad they'll be back on the air soon.
"The family is excited to keep making a quality TV show for our dedicated fans, who have showed us wonderful support," he said. "We will continue to represent our faith and values in the most positive way through 'Duck Dynasty' and our many projects that we are currently working on. The outpouring of support and prayer has encouraged and emboldened us greatly."
Full disclosure alert: ABC is a part owner of the A&E Network.
Obamacare Gets Year-End Boost
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A late-December surge has boosted the number of sign-ups on the federal healthcare market, a.k.a. Healthcare.gov, a.k.a. Obamacare, to 1.1 million in 2013. The problem-plagued website saw a boost ahead of Christmas after it extended the deadline for January coverage, the Obama administration said Sunday. Of the more than 1.1 million people now enrolled, nearly 1 million signed up in December.
Formula 1 Champ in Skiing Accident
Retired Formula 1 racing champ Michael Schumacher has been injured in a skiing accident in France. According to the director of the French resort where Schumacher was skiing, the retired seven-time Formula 1 champ was shocked, a little shaken, but conscious when he was taken by helicopter to a hospital.
The 44-year-old was wearing a helmet when he banged his head against a rock and he isn't thought to be seriously injured.
Kennedy Center Honors Billy Joel, Carlos Santana
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Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Shirley MacLaine – oh my! Tonight CBS will air "The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," saluting the achievements of 2013 Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Herbie Hancock and opera singer Martina Arroyo also received the honor, which were handed out on Dec. 8.
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