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Kelly Clarkson and mother-in-law Reba McEntire sing ‘Fancy’

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How fancy. Near the end of Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson‘s tribute medley to Reba McEntire during Fox’s inaugural American Country Countdown Awards, McEntire strolled to center stage and joined them to perform her ’90s smash cover of “Fancy.”

The Monday night event in Nashville honored McEntire with the NASH Icon Award for her influence on country music. Clarkson, who has been McEntire’s…

Watch out, New York: SantaCon has come to town

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Dear Santas: Please be good, for goodness’ sake.

SantaCon attendees gathered in New York City on Saturday for the annual flash mob-meets-bar crawl that’s heavily coated with a boozy layer of Christmas spirit. Hundreds of people dressed up as Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer and other holiday figures to join the daylong drinking event

However, SantaCon organizers have reined in this year’s event, as planned protests over police…

How the Media Summit is unfolding on social media

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Mashable hosted its Media Summit event at the Hudson Theatre in New York City on Dec. 5, 2014

Featuring some of the world’s most innovative storytellers, including Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman, media mogul Wendy Williams, supermodel Coco Rocha, ABC News anchor David Muir and many others, the discussions touched upon the past, present and future of the industry.

If you couldn’t attend the event, or missed the social media…

The ‘Serial’ problem and why you probably can’t trust your own memory

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Six weeks ago I arrived back in London after my first trip to Australia. It felt considerably colder than the 34 degrees we’d left behind in Sydney, but the skies were clear and blue. Or were they? My partner said no, it had been pouring with rain. I had felt absolutely sure, but now I had started to doubt myself, like those moments when you vividly remember leaving something somewhere, only to find it’s not there.

Humor me a moment and try the same thing. Think back to a specific event that…

The future of digital storytelling, according to industry professionals

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The Mashable Media Summit takes place this Friday, Dec. 5. In advance of the event, @MashBusiness hosted a Twitter chat on Monday to see what several Media Summit speakers and the Mashable community had to say about the future of digital storytelling.

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While it’s difficult to predict exactly what the future of digital storytelling will look like, we received many insightful responses about emerging trends in media and…

Republican staffer apologizes for criticizing Obama’s daughters

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A staffer for a republican congressman from Tennessee apologized Saturday after criticizing Malia and Sasha Obama in a post on her personal Facebook page.

Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher, went off on the first daughters after their less-than-thrilled appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony.

Sasha and Malia seemed to reject the pomp and circumstance of the ceremony, adding a…

20 predictions for the future of storytelling

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It’s not easy to predict what the future of anything may be — including the storytelling industry, which has undergone myriad changes over the last few years. Those who have been able to jump on trends early have reaped successes, while those who have fallen behind have struggled to keep up.

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In preparation for Mashable’s upcoming Media Summit, which takes place on Dec. 5 at the Hudson Theatre in New York…

Mystery writer P.D. James dies aged 94

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Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.

Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.

James’ books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around the world, and most were just as popular when adapted for television.

Very sad to hear of the passing of…

These are the tablets to put on your Black Friday hit list

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The retail sales battle lines have been drawn: Black Friday is upon us. Some deals will be genuinely rare and valuable, while others will simply be normal discounts dressed up in Black Friday camouflage

Distinguishing between the two will be fairly difficult, but you can cut through some of the false signals by properly establishing your targets early on. If you’re thinking of snagging the latest and greatest tablet, we’ve devised a short list to make composing your battle plan a little…

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How technology is changing the way we plan and experience events

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Events and event planning are evolving into new, dynamic formats. Old models are falling away and technology is giving both planners and event participants an opportunity to grow and revisit the underlying ideas about how event spaces work.

“It’s been fascinating watching just how fast things have changed,” said Brian Solis, principal at Altimeter Group, at a New York conference this year. He spoke about next steps and generational shifts in the ways we approach and interact with the events…