Rod Stewart Tops Album Charts
TOPPED: It's been a quarter of a century since raspy-voiced rocker Rod Stewart sat atop the U.S. album charts with 1979's Blondes Have More Fun. But the "Maggie May" singer has returned to No. 1 with Stardust … The Great American Songbook: Volume III, which finds Stewart collaborating with various artists on such pop standards as "Blue Moon" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside," reports the Associated Press. The album sold nearly a quarter-million copies for the week ending Oct. 24, sending it to the top of the charts.
REUNITED: It's back to Texas for cast members of the nighttime soap opera Dallas. The Ewing family is headed back to the ranch for Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork, which will air on CBS Nov. 7, The groundbreaking show that elevated prime-time television dramas into serialized stories, returns to its roots with visits from Larry Hagman, whose infamous "Who shot J.R.?" became one of the era's defining moments. The show went off the air in 1991.
AWARDED: David O. Selznick produced Gone With the Wind, King Kong, Anna Karenina and many other influential films in American cinema, but his contributions had somehow been overlooked – at least on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Selznick, who was responsible for bringing Alfred Hitchcock to Hollywood, did not have a star of his own. That oversight was corrected Tuesday, where he was posthumously awarded his own star just a half block from Grauman's Chinese theater, AP reports. Selznick died in 1965.
CELEBRATED: The Boston Red Sox moved one step closer to erasing their stigma Tuesday night, with a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the World Series. The last time the Red Sox won the series was 1918. The BoSox lead the best-of-seven series 3-0, and one more win would clinch the title for them. Game 4 is Wednesday.
DIED: Music enthusiast and rock journalist Greg Shaw died Oct. 19 in Los Angeles of heart failure, The New York Times reports. Shaw was the founder of Bomp Records, and a contributor to magazines including Creem and Rolling Stone. He was 55.
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