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Georgia kayaker chased by 360-pound gator: ‘I just paddled’

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Georgia kayaker says he could only think of paddling faster after realizing he wasn’t alone in a pond.

Bo Storey told WRDW-TV , “I just paddled and paddled. ...” on Monday to get away from a 10-foot, 360 pound (163.29 kilogram) alligator that got as close as 5 feet (1.52 metres) from the back of his kayak.

Drake reveals tattoo as album hits No. 1

TORONTO—Drake is putting himself ahead of The Beatles after recently shattering another of the Fab Four's chart records.

The Toronto rapper posted a photograph on his Instagram yesterday that appears to show a new tattoo on his forearm—an illustration of the British band crossing Abbey Road while Drake stands at the front of the line, waving at them.

Lil Nas X sets more records

NEW YORK—Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of “Old Town Road.”

The song that beat out Mariah Carey and “Despacito” to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot rap songs charts, respectively.

Organizers finally cancel Woodstock 50

NEW YORK—Woodstock 50 is officially cancelled.

Organizers announced yesterday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won't take place next month.

The three-day festival was originally scheduled for Aug. 16-18, but holdups included permit denials and the loss of a financial partner and a production company.

Telefilm calls on industry to boost female directors

MONTREAL—Telefilm Canada says it's made progress in its efforts to back female-led films, but it needs the entertainment industry to help by putting more women in the director's chair for big-budget features.

Numbers released today suggest the federal agency is making headway towards its goal of achieving gender parity in key film roles by 2020.