Adele talks ‘brutal’ backlash after postponing Las Vegas residency: ‘Maybe my silence has been deadly’

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Adele said she was a "shell of a person" following backlash for postponing her Las Vegas residency.

Adele‘s fans certainly have not been easy on her.

The “Easy on Me” singer, 34, has had a strained relationship with her supporters since January after she announced the postponement of her Las Vegas residency just a day before the first show. The “Weekends with Adele” shows, taking place at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, were supposed to run from January through April.

Fans quickly met her with backlash for the last-minute decision, especially when many had already made accommodations or were already in Sin City. Speaking of the criticism, Adele said on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs Sunday that she was a “shell of a person for a couple of months” after letting fans down. 

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Man dies cliff diving in Spain as wife took video from a boat they rented for the stunt: report


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  • A Dutch man died after jumping of a cliff in Spain while on vacation with his family, The New York Post reported.
  • The moment was captured on video by his wife who was in filming on a nearby boat.
  • Rescue teams were able to locate the man’s body. He was later pronounced dead.

A Dutch man was captured diving to his death from a cliff during a filmed stunt while on vacation with his family in Spain.

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A passenger on Tuesday safely landed a private plane on their own, despite having no prior flying experience, after the pilot was unresponsive.

The unidentified passenger took control of the aircraft, a single-engine Cessna 208, after reporting that the pilot fell unconscious, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to The Hill.

The passenger called air traffic control for help, telling them that the pilot was “incoherent.”

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“I’ve got a serious situation here,” the passenger said, according to reports. “My pilot has gone incoherent, and I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”

When asked about their position, the passenger said they had no idea but could “see the coast of Florida.”

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PLANE CRASH: Video captures moment plane falls out of sky into residential neighborhood; 2 dead

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A 74-year-old flight instructor from Chalfont and a 55-year-old Philadelphia man have been identified as the victims of Thursday evening’s fatal plane crash in Hilltown.

Bucks County Coroner confirmed on Saturday that Alfred George Piranian, of Chalfont, and Brian Filippini, the owner of the 1965 Beechcraft 35-C33, both died of multiple blunt injuries in the crash. The deaths have been ruled accidental.

Coroner Meredith Buck said Filippini was flying the plane when it crashed shortly before 5 p.m. in a Hilltown neighborhood not far from a middle school. No one on the ground was injured, but a pickup truck and nearby home were damaged by debris and fire.

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Watch: METALLICA Plays First Show Of 2022 At Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium

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METALLICA played its first concert of 2022 Friday night (February 25) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show, which was reportedly attended by 60,000 fans, featured support from GRETA VAN FLEET and ICE NINE KILLS.

Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below.

The Las Vegas show took place more than two months after METALLICA‘s two 40th-anniversary concerts at Chase Center in San Francisco, California which featured different setlists. They were part of METALLICA‘s “San Francisco Takeover”, a four-day citywide celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary that also included a film festival, photo exhibit and curated lineup of smaller venue shows featuring other acts.


Seven dead as tourist plane crashes near Peru’s Nazca lines

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    Five tourists and two crew died when their plane crashed on a trip to view Peru’s famous Nazca lines. The Cessna 207 single-engine plane belonging to the Aerosantos tourism company came down shortly after takeoff from the small airport of Maria Reiche in Nazca around noon, it said in a statement. There were no survivors among the seven on board. The tourists were two Chileans and three people from the Netherlands, according to the civil defense office in Nazca.

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2 unruly passengers were removed from a Delta flight after cursing at flight attendants


  • Two passengers were removed from a Delta Airlines flight earlier this week after becoming disruptive.
  • Witnesses told WTVJ that one of the passengers was cursing at flight attendants.
  • On Thursday, the airline’s CEO requested federal assistance in combating a surge of unruly behavior.

Two unruly passengers were removed from a Delta Airlines flight earlier this week after becoming aggressive toward flight attendants.

Witnesses onboard the Tuesday flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Atlanta, Georgia, told WTVJ that one of the passengers, a woman, was the primary antagonist. Sources said she was cursing at flight attendants and flipped them off.

Brianna Morfesi, a passenger on Delta flight 1582, told the NBC affiliate that she was seated a couple of rows away from the couple and filmed the incident.

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Miami-Dade Commission Agrees To Do Something About ‘Peacock Problem’


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MIAMI (AP) — Peacocks could be on the outs in some South Florida neighborhoods after the Miami-Dade commission agreed to loosen a law protecting the birds.

While the 20-year-old law still protects peacocks from harm, commissioners agreed Tuesday to allow cities to opt out if they present appropriate plans to humanely remove the divisive birds from areas where they’re not wanted, the Miami Herald reported.

“Mating season is when we get the most complaints. They get very aggressive,” said sponsor Raquel Regalado, whose district includes neighborhoods in Coral Gables and Miami where peacocks roam freely. “They lay their eggs, they build their nests, they peck the cars.”

Neighbors often clash over the peacocks. Some love the colorful birds while others complain of droppings, noise and the damage they cause by roosting on cars or houses.

“In my district, we learn to live with these peacocks,” said Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, representing Palmetto Bay, which has designated itself a bird sanctuary. “They almost become a part of the community. I know our residents lose it when anyone harms any of these peacocks.”

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Allegiant is expanding its network with 9 new routes that put a prominent focus on Austin, bringing low fares to the city and going head-to-head with legacy airlines — see the full list


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  • Allegiant Air is expanding its network with 9 new routes to leisure destinations this spring.
  • The fast-growing cities of Austin and Nashville are each getting 3 new routes as people flock to the boomtowns.
  • The ultra-low-cost carrier will go up against industry giants like Southwest Airlines and American Airlines in Austin.

Allegiant Air announced a slew of new routes on Tuesday, focusing on popular leisure destinations across the US.

Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant is expanding its route map with nine new routes to states like Texas, Tennessee, California, and Georgia, focusing heavily on the cities of Austin and Nashville.

“We’re thrilled to kick off 2022 with a network expansion in twelve of our markets,” Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue and planning, Drew Wells, said in a press release. “These new routes will grow our presence in Austin, where we recently opened a base, while connecting travelers in some of the smaller cities we serve to several popular vacation destinations such as Nashville, Savannah, Roanoke and San Diego.”

Allegiant’s expansion at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport comes as major players, like American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, take a stronghold on the market. Southwest has historically dominated the airport, but other carriers have since realized the increasing demand in the fast-growing metro city that has been bolstered by tech companies, the busy service industry, festivals, and the University of Texas at Austin, according to ATXplained.

Southwest and American are the airport’s biggest operators, with both carriers announcing new routes to the Texas boomtown in 2021. As of November 2021, Southwest had 34.3% of the market share, while American had 23.4%, according to airport data. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines were the only other carriers to have shares in the double digits, with 13.7% and 11.9%, respectively.

While Allegiant has lagged behind in Austin, taking just 1.7% of the market in November, it is the first airline to open a base at the historically non-hubbed airport, according to the carrier.

“Austin has been a really exciting location for Allegiant – not only do leisure travelers appreciate having convenient access to the incredible music scene, cultural and historic attractions the community has to offer, but local residents have also flocked to our affordable, nonstop flights for their travel needs,” Wells said in an April press release. “It makes perfect sense to establish a permanent base in Austin, further establishing Allegiant as a hometown airline in a city we love and where we plan to grow.”

Allegiant’s base opened in November, but its expanded presence in 2022 will bring low fares to compete with the airport’s major operators. According to the budget airline, fares to the city will start as low as $49 one-way.

In addition to Austin, Allegiant is also bringing low fares to Nashville, which was named the fastest-growing metropolitan city in Tennessee from 2010 to 2020, according to US Census data. The airline will connect the Music City to a handful of markets starting at $39 one-way.

Here’s a closer look at Allegiant’s nine new routes.

Between Austin and Sarasota, Florida

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Allegiant will fly between Austin and Sarasota beginning April 14. The airline will not face any competition and fares start at $49 one-way.

Between Austin and San Diego, California

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Allegiant will fly between Austin and San Diego beginning April 20. The airline will compete with Alaska and American on the route with fares starting at $49 one-way.

Between Austin and Washington DC

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