Ruben Studdard Eliminated From 'The Biggest Loser'; A Satellite Is Falling Sometime, Somewhere
'The Velvet Teddy Bear' shed 18 pounds on the weight-loss show.
Nov. 7, 2013 — -- quicklist: 1title: Ruben Studdard Eliminated From 'The Biggest Loser'text: Ruben "The Velvet Teddy Bear" Studdard was eliminated from"The Biggest Loser."
The "American Idol" season two champ and fan favorite was eliminated from the weight-loss show after he failed to lose the 11 pounds needed to save his team.
Studdard, who started the show at 462 pounds, walked away 18 pounds lighter and a "changed person."
"This experience is one of the toughest things I've been through," Studdard said. "I've been through two-a-day football practices. I've been through the 'American Idol' experience. I've been through a lot of mentally and physically challenging experiences in my life. And this, you know, ranks right up there at the top."
quicklist: 2title: A Satellite Is Falling Sometime, Somewheretext: There's a satellite falling. No one knows where or exactly when. Cool.
A European satellite that mapped Earth's gravitational field is going to be pulled down by gravity sometime in the next few days, according to The New York Times.
Apparently, it could fall almost anywhere on Earth. Most of it will suffer a fiery destruction before making it to us, but somewhere between 24 and 45 fragments of the one-ton satellite are expected to make it to the Earth's surface, the paper reports.
There are no known instances of people being hurt by space debris, so fingers crossed.
quicklist: 3title: Happy 70th Birthday, Joni Mitchelltext: Joni Mitchell is 70 years old today. Happy birthday!
So how about some words of wisdom from the legendary songstress?
"It's not how much money you make or what you can acquire," she famously said. "The art of it is to keep a good heart."
Grab some wine, crank up "Both Sides Now" and let it all soak in.
quicklist: 4title: Carrie Underwood Killed It at the CMA Awardstext: I think we can all agree that Carrie Underwood is pretty great and that's probably why she's trending.
She hosted the CMA Awards Wednesday night with Brad Paisley and, as usual, the duo executed the perfect mix of charming, teasing and musical numbers.
In addition to her hosting duties and a lot of wardrobe changes, Underwood delivered a powerhouse performance of some of her biggest hits including "Good Girl," "Two Black Cadillacs" and "See You Again."
Check out a full list of Wednesday night's CMA winners and ABC's live blog here.
quicklist: 5title: Blockbuster Calling It Quitstext: Blockbuster is shutting down. Yes, Blockbuster still exists.
Dish Network Corp., which acquired Blockbuster in 2011, announced that it will close all the remaining 300 Blockbuster retail stores in the United States by early-January 2014. Blockbuster took the first steps in the process earlier this year when it shut down 300 stores nationwide. The Blockbuster By Mail service will also be buried by mid-December, company officials said.
The cause of all of this? Streaming video, of course, on websites like Netflix and Hulu.
So if anyone wants to relive any nostalgic family runs to Blockbuster for a movie and candy, you better do it fast.
quicklist: 6title: Western Black Rhino Extinct text: The International Union for Conservation of Nature has officially declared the Western black rhino extinct. Sad.
The Western black rhinoceros, native to Africa, was a subspecies of the black rhino and last seen in 2006, according to Time magazine.
Rest in peace, rhinos.