4 Words That Are Making Gayle King Smile This October
The return of Shania Twain and four more things Gayle King is loving this month.
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Four words that bring a smile to my face: Shania Twain is back. It’s been 15 years since the country superstar released a new record, and boy, has a lot happened in her life since then. Divorce and a newfound love have led up to her fifth studio album, Now (September 29). The title says it all: Instead of focusing on the past, she’s celebrating her blissed-out state with songs like “Life’s About to Get Good” and “More Fun.” Let’s go, girl!
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After I interviewed LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner here at the Hearst Tower, audience members kept stopping me to talk about his practice of compassionate leadership. Jeff’s belief in walking in someone else’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes had everyone saying, “We want to work for that guy.” Jeff, we’re ready to connect when you are!
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During a meeting at CBS last year, millennial staffers kept bringing up Netflix’s Stranger Things. When they described it as an ’80s-inspired science fiction show based around five tweens, I thought I’d sit it out. Eight episodes later, I was a big fan with even bigger questions: Is Eleven alive? What does Sheriff Hopper know that we don’t? And when does the show come back? The thriller’s second season premieres October 27—perfect for a story that’s so full of tricks and treats.
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In 1973, Billie Jean King, the former number one women’s tennis player in the world, defeated retired ex-champ Bobby Riggs, proving that female players deserve as much respect (and prize money) as men. That showdown takes center court in Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean and Steve Carell as Bobby. Billie Jean told me she never wanted to play that match, but an estimated 90 million viewers wanted to see it. On September 22, I predict crowds will go wild reliving this epic victory.
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Going to a steak house and ordering fish seems like a missed opportunity. But the miso-glazed Chilean sea bass with sesame-orange spinach, arugula, and pickled red onion at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will change your mind. I dined at the one in Palo Alto, California, when I was in town for my favorite son’s graduation from business school—but my favorite daughter’s seafood selection was Grade A, too. Just one taste of those mouthwatering flavors made jealous diners of us all. High marks all around!