The Daily Scoop 10-5-2016
The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media.
Problem at Paisley Park
Some Prince fans will be able to tour Paisley Park this week after the late singer’s home and recording studio received a temporary permit to operate as a museum.
The temporary permit was issued after Paisley Park managers began selling tickets without the city of Chanhassen’s approval. City officials say the managers are not prepared to handle the public safety and traffic concerns that come with operating a museum. The managers were also warned that it would be risky to sell tickets without the city council’s approval.
Tours at Paisley Park will be given to guests who bought tickets between now and October 15. No new tickets will be sold.
Ben Stiller reveals prostate cancer diagnosis
Actor Ben Stiller revealed yesterday that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014.
The comic says he is now cancer-free and he credits his survival to getting a PSA, or prostate-specific antigen test. Stiller broke the news on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM radio.
The actor says he was surprised and scared by the diagnosis in June 2014, when he was 48 years old. Stiller says three months later after surgery, he was declared cancer free.
PSA tests can be a useful early indicator of prostate cancer, and the American Cancer Society recommends men discuss the test with their doctor at age 50.
NBA players unite during anthem
There was a big show of unity before last night’s preseason NBA game between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets.
During the singing of the national anthem, Knicks and Rockets players stood next to each other in one long line with their arms around each other’s shoulders. It was a sign of solidarity and brotherhood during a time many athletes are speaking up about police brutality and racial inequality.
This movement was sparked by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who chooses to take a knee each week during the national anthem.
Other teams across the NBA have also joined the movement with similar gestures during the national anthem.