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Celine Dion says 'songs have new meaning' as she returns to the stage after time off caring for René

Celine Dion has gone from one residency to another – the former a year-long hiatus caring for her ailing husband, René Angelil, and the latter her wildly popular stage show at The Collosseum at Caesar’s Palace. The 47-year-old singer’s return was at the behest of her loving partner, who is battling throat cancer, as the Canadian beauty shared in a press conference before the show.

The meaning of songs have a new meaning now,” Celine told reporters. “I sung them, but now I mean it. To me they’ll be different songs. To you, maybe not.”

Celine Dion on stage in Las Vegas on Thursday

Celine cancelled her long-running residency in August 2014 to look after 73-year-old René, who is battling throat cancer.

“I am scared of losing him, because it’s bad,” she said. “But I have to show myself, my husband and my kids that I’m strong and we’re okay. I didn’t want to be here at first,” Celine confessed. “I don’t need it. Don’t get me wrong, I love singing for people, but I have priorities.

My three children and my husband wanted me to be here tonight.”

At the end of the press conference, Celine had a special message for René, who she said was watching from their home in Las Vegas via video link. “ Just enjoy, just enjoy. I love you,” she told him.

Read More: Celine Dion’s unforgettable Las Vegas moments

Celine has been married to manager René since 1994, and they are parents to three children; Rene-Charles, 14, and twins Eddy and Nelson, four.

The star gave a press conference ahead of the show, and said her husband had wanted her to return

Earlier this week she opened up to USA Today about her decision to continue her Vegas run. “That first show, it will be fragile,” she confessed. “There will be moments. Of emptiness, laughter, awkwardness, tearing up. But that’s the point of coming back – otherwise I would just release an album.”

She continued: “We have asked (doctors) many times, how long does he have, three weeks, three months? René wants to know. But they say they don’t know.”

The Canadian superstar said she tries to be strong for her husband, but that is not always what he needs. “Sometimes he just wants me to enter a different place with him,” she explained. “I’ll say, ‘You’re scared? I understand. Talk to me about it.’ And René says to me, ‘I want to die in your arms.’ Okay, fine, I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms.”

Celine said she has done plenty of “grieving” over the last year, but now she wants to show her husband she’s strong enough for both of them. And that includes going back on stage. “You can have shaking knees at the end, but when someone you love falls and needs help, it’s not time to cry. Afterwards, sure,” she said. “But not yet.”

The Cool Girl Take on Red Carpet Hair at the MTV VMAs

Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski was the ultimate red carpet cool girl at the MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo: Getty Images)

It used to be dressing for the red carpet meant high-maintenance makeup and hair. However, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards is proof that looking gorgeous doesn’t have to be all about blowouts and uptight updos. The cool-girl take on the red carpet is about long, wavy, totally undone hair. 

Karlie Kloss, Emily Ratajkowski, and Selena Gomez at the MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo: Getty Images)

Model and Taylor Swift bestie Karlie Kloss walked the red carpet with Swift’s #girlgang with her hair down perfectly framing her face. Emily Ratajkowski’s slightly tousled locks and middle part is the cool-girl take on red carpet hair and Selena Gomez kept her shiny locks in loose, big curls. 

Laura Marano, Tori Kelly, and Cara Delevingne at the MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tori Kelly brought the house down with her amazing VMA vocals while leaving her curls loose and wild. Model Cara Delevingne went with a deep side part and side-swept long locks. Actress Laura Marano looked stunning with long cascading waves.

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Local CBS Reporter and Cameraman Killed During Live Interview

Two local Virginia journalists were shot and killed during a live TV interview on Wednesday morning. The gunman, who has been identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, is currently on the run.

WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were interviewing Vicki Gardner, Executive Director at Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Bridgewater Plaza outside Moneta, Virginia around 6:45 a.m. ET when they were attacked. 

Gardner, who was shot in the back of the head, according to reports from CNN’s Brian Stelter, is currently in surgery.

Parker, who died on the scene, was reporting for her final day of work and was dating Chris Hurst, a fellow anchor at WDBJ7. Hurst revealed the news on Twitter, adding “[Alison] and I were very much in love. We just moved in together. I am numb.”

We didn’t share this publicly, but @AParkerWDBJ7 and I were very much in love. We just moved in together. I am numb. pic.twitter.com/tUrHVwAXcN

— Chris Hurst (@chrishurstwdbj)

August 26, 2015

The couple was together for nine months and Parker recently celebrated her 24th birthday.

“She was the most radiant woman I ever met,” Hurst wrote on Twitter. “And for some reason she loved me back. She loved her family, her parents and her brother.”

She was the most radiant woman I ever met. And for some reason she loved me back. She loved her family, her parents and her brother.

— Chris Hurst (@chrishurstwdbj)

August 26, 2015

I am comforted by everyone at @WDBJ7. We are a family. She worked with Adam every day. They were a team. I am heartbroken for his fiancee.

— Chris Hurst (@chrishurstwdbj)

August 26, 2015

Melissa Ott, who was engaged to Ward, was in the control room when the shooting happened. She witnessed the shooting happen live, according to additional reports by Stelter.

“We love you, Alison and Adam,” WDBJ7’s official Twitter account posted a few hours after the two were confirmed dead.

We love you, Alison and Adam. pic.twitter.com/hLSzQi06XE

— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7)

August 26, 2015

A search is underway for the Flanagan according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The department is actively “involved in the manhunt for the suspect,” spokesperson Vannette Seward told BBC.

In response to the shooting, ET has learned the New York Police Department is sending officers to TV stations across the city as a precaution.


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This Anonymous Tumblr Has One Goal: Teach Everyone How to Give Women Orgasms

Sadly, as many as 1 in 3 women report having some difficulty achieving orgasm during intercourse, according to data from Planned Parenthood. For many, this disparity is perhaps due in part to the bafflingly persistent awkwardness some continue to perpetuate regarding discussions centered on orgasms. Robots will soon be serving humans at their favorite restaurants, yet the average person is downright incapable of maintaining an adult conversation about sex. Welcome to 2015!

Thankfully, a group of anonymous Tumblr users have united to tackle this issue through 71 highly varied but equally compelling anonymous essays aimed at clarifying the importance of the female orgasm. The essays, each penned by a different woman, should be considered necessary reading both collectively and individually.

Essay #66 describes the four orgasm types of which the author is personally aware, including the fake kind:

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On the topic of both good and bad breast play, Essay #38 defines the difference as follows:

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Essay #69 styles itself after a cookbook recipe, including preparation instructions and itemized directions in the form of a 17-step process, as excerpted below:

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Peruse all 71 essays here and pass along the revelations.

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MTV Video Music Awards 2015 : notre résumé de la soirée (et le palmarès)

Les MTV Video Music Awards 2015, on y était ! Que s’est-il passé cette nuit sur la scène du Microsoft Theatre de Los Angeles ? On vous raconte ça tout de suite !

Cette nuit, les MTV Video Music Awards 2015 se sont déroulés à Los Angeles, avec comme maîtresse de cérémonie l’inénarrable Miley Cyrus. La chanteuse était au top de sa forme pour assurer le show et a été à n’en point douter LA star de la soirée. Dès le tapis rouge, elle a annoncé la couleur : vêtue d’une tenue trèèès légère, elle a montré qu’elle avait une patate d’enfer. Cela s’est vérifié sur scène : un changement de tenue par pause pub, des vannes en veux-tu, en voilà, de l’autodérision (« J’ai fait beaucoup de choses aux VMA, mais rien qui justifie que je devienne animatrice », a-t-elle balancé dès les premières minutes de la cérémonie), du sexy, du trash, bref : du Miley tout craché, du début jusqu’au grand final à base de paillettes, de danseuses atypiques et d’electro en mode makina. Un vrai show à elle toute seule. Mais Miley n’était pas la seule star de la soirée, loin de là.

Les Video Music Awards 2015 ont été le théâtre du sacre de Taylor Swift. Partie grande favorite, elle n’a pas déçu, en remportant les très convoités prix du clip de l’année, du meilleur clip pop et du meilleur clip féminin. Une avalanche de trophées, donc, mais aussi de compliments, notamment de la part d’un certain… Kanye West. Le rappeur n’a pas tari d’éloges sur la chanteuse, qu’il avait malmené il y a six ans sur cette même scène des Video Music Awards. Il a fait son mea culpa, que Taylor Swift a accepté avant de lui remettre le Vanguard Award, un prix d’honneur pour l’ensemble de sa carrière.

Kanye West a lui aussi fait beaucoup de bruit, cette nuit : il s’est mis à danser sur la performance de The Weeknd, a bien joué avec les caméras depuis son siège, a dévoilé des images inédites de lui et sa fille North, et a surtout fait un interminable discours en venan chercher son Vanguard Award. Dix longues minutes où le rappeur a (…)

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Sooraj Pancholi Unveils The Magazine Cover With Mother Zarina Wahab

Must say, star kid Sooraj Pancholi is looking top notch in his semi-formal attire. Sooraj opted to team up his dark toned denims with a checkered blazer. We like!

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Sooraj unveiled the cover of the Stardust magazine along with mother Zarina Wahab, happy with his son’s first step into stardom, Zarina was all smiles.

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The new entrant Sooraj Pancholi is seen sharing space with his mentor Salman Khan on the cover of Stardust magazine. Sooraj posed wonderfully with the owner of Magna Publications Nari Hira.

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The September issue of the magazine surely was a treat to eyes, Salman who is leaving no stone unturned to make Sooraj’s debut a blockbuster hit, is seen all charming on the cover with the newbie.

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Film Hero is a remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1983 film of the same title, actor Sooraj will be seen sharing screen space with newbie Athiya Shetty. The trailer of the film is already impressing the audience.

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Handsome hunk Sooraj when asked about his mentor Salman’s presence on the sets, he replied, “He never visited the set, maybe if he did, then we would have been a little shy or conscious or something, but he has never put any pressure on us.”

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Not only is Sooraj head over heels for his mentor Salman Khan, mother Zarina also seemed to be thankful to the Dabangg star. The elegant lady commented saying that Salman has come in their lives as a ray of hope after many problems.

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Star kid Sooraj also revealed that he would like to work with Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in future, if such a project comes his way.

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Sooraj and Athiya are labeled as the hot favorite star kids already. With loads of expectations riding on them, the audience is eager to catch the newbies on the silver screen.

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Zarina Wahab is obviously all happy for her son’s debut; the veteran actress flaunted the cover page of the magazine with a big smile.

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New star on the block, Sooraj Pancholi is all geared up to make a mark in the tinsel town. The debutant who will soon be seen in the film Hero, recently was snapped at the cover launch event of Stardust magazine. Not only did Sooraj discuss about his cover, but the newbie also shared a few instincts from his upcoming film Hero.
«Anakin, tu es mon fils»: Dark Vador inspire les parents américains
La saga intergalactique imaginée par George Lucas s'invite dans le carnet rose. Aux États-Unis, le petit nom du père de Luke Skywalker fait son entrée dans le top 1000 des prénoms les plus populaires.

L'information a manqué de passer inaperçue, parmi le flot de nouvelles autour de Star Wars VII: Le Réveil de la Force distillées quasi quotidiennement. Pourtant, les fans semblent ne jamais être rassasiés d'Anakin Skywalker, alias Dark Vador, et de ses compères de la saga intergalactique. Preuve en est, les parents sont même de plus en plus nombreux à attribuer à leur rejeton le prénom du héros ténébreux imaginé par George Lucas.

Aux États-Unis, baptiser son fils Anakin est dans la tendance du moment, plus que Mike, Valentin ou Howard. Le prénom vient ainsi de faire son entrée dans le top 1000 du classement des prénoms les plus populaires en 2014, établi par l'Administration de la sécurité sociale américaine (Social Security Administration) et partagé par le site Baby Name Wizard. Anakin se situe à la 957e place, entre Zaid et Baylor.

Au total, 218 bébés américains ont reçu l'an passé le prénom du personnage central de la saga Star Wars. Huit ans après le dernier épisode diffusé en salle (Star Wars III: La Revanche des Sith, en 2005), la popularité de la superproduction de George Lucas ne faiblit donc pas. L'approche de la sortie de Star Wars VII semble même avoir titillé l'imagination des parents en panne d'inspiration et fans inconditionnels des deux trilogies.

Anakin mentionné pour la première fois en 1983

Néanmoins, ils sont nombreux à privilégier le bon côté de la Force. Luke se classe en effet à la 28e place du top 1000 et a été attribué à 10.431 garçons l'année dernière. Sans oublier Leia, qui, du côté des filles, se hisse à la 509e place. Pas de Obi-Wan ou de Yoda, en revanche.

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Stephen Amell Teases Arrow Season 4, Then Lets Fly With Super Moves in WWE SummerSlam Ring

If you’re looking for an enthralling, move-by-move play-by-play of Arrow star Stephen Amell’s WWE SummerSlam face-off against his social-media nemesis Stardust… this is not the place for it.

RELATEDWill Stephen Amell Enter the WWE SummerSlam Ring as Arrow?

Heck, I was happy to just figure out how to sign up for WWE Network and get the app fired up on my Apple TV. Here are a few GIFs from WWE of the match, which wrapped at 8:25pm ET:

The #BattleInBrooklyn is ON as @amellywood joins @WWENeville to take on @WadeBarrett & @StardustWWE! #SummerSlam pic.twitter.com/FKeynnWrxh

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 24, 2015

There’s no way @StardustWWE expected this out of @amellywood! #SummerSlam #BattleInBrooklyn pic.twitter.com/kQVgTHkHkz

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 24, 2015

BULLSEYE!! @Amellywood and @WWENeville victorious at @WWE #SummerSlam!! @CW_Arrow #WWEArrows @StardustWWE http://t.co/EO7q6my3e0

— WWE (@WWE) August 24, 2015

In the two-on-two throwdown — which paired Amell with Neville against Stardust and King Barrett — Amell got a few early licks in before getting dominated by both of his opponents. But then he got his second wind and leaped off the top turnbuckle onto Stardust and the king. Shortly thereafter — following much nifty aerial work by Neville — the good guys emerged victorious.

Appearing before SummerSlam on the preshow, Amell shared that in Season 4 of the CW’s Arrow, the world will be “bigger,” in part by “getting into mystical things” as well as visiting stories “that fans of [the DC Comics series] Green Arrow: Year One are really going to appreciate.”

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On the mystical front (and as reported earlier this month), Matt Ryan is set to guest-star in the fifth episode as John Constantine, the demon fighter he played on the short-lived NBC drama.

“For Season 4, we always had a plan to introduce magic and mysticism,” showrunner Marc Guggenheim told TV Insider. On hand to help Team Arrow deal with the unexpected aftermath of Sara Lance’s resurrection via Lazarus Pit, “Constantine is this great organic little development.”

Are you looking forward to Arrow dabbling in the mystical?

Want more scoop on Arrow, or for any other show? Email insideline@tvline.com and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

Launch Gallery: Arrow Season 4 Storyline Hopes

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Dean Ambrose Nearly Got Attacked by a Fan During a SmackDown Taping

There was another attempted WWE fan attack just weeks after Roman Reigns got a briefcase thrown at him by a crazy fan. This incident involves Dean Ambrose.

During a SmackDown taping, Ambrose was greeting fans when one dude climbed over the barrier and charged at him from behind. The security guard saw him at the last second and tackled him to the ground. This could’ve been a disaster, too; some tweets claim this fan was trying to stab him.

Heres a pic of dean ambrose after a man tried to stab him at a live show last night…crazy. @GrimsToyShow pic.twitter.com/0JiFMBV9Pb

— war eagle #MGWV (@wareagle041409)

August 29, 2015

#DeanAmbrose almost got stabbed by a fan.. Luckily the security was there to stop it in time. https://t.co/vPTjfK2pap pic.twitter.com/G2k9EPjUm7

— Carmellathan Good (@peyvitt)

August 29, 2015

A Fan at the WWE Show in San Juan tried to Stab Dean Ambrose.. Woah…

— Goose (@MapleJordan43)

August 29, 2015

You can see the video of the incident above.

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Phil Daniels reunited with Quadrophenia's iconic Lambretta

Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels has been reunited with his iconic Lambretta which featured in the movie.

With its 10 mirrors, twin head lamps, leopard skin spare wheel and fox-tail ariel, Daniels is rolling back the years to celebrate Our Generation and talk Quadrophenia.

To a younger generation, Daniels is probably best known as EastEnders’ Kevin Wicks or the Cockney geezer on Blur’s Parklife.

(Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

However, Quadrophenia’s Jimmy Cooper remains his most renowned role so who better to launch Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics – A Way of Life, a new compilation album of classic Mod hits by The Who, Small Faces, The Jam and others?

Inspired by The Who’s 1973 rock opera of the same name, Brit classic Quadrophenia was released in 1979 to critical acclaim.

Set in 1964 against the backdrop of a burgeoning youth culture of Mods and Rockers, it ushered in a Mod revival in the late 1970s, giving a new generation a fresh appreciation of the music of that time.

“When I did the film, I was 19,” Daniels says. “I was a big fan of The Who and I knew the album Quadrophenia. I liked a lot of soul music, Jimmy Ruffin, people like that.”

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And what are his memories of such a seminal movie? “All I can remember about the film is working really hard.

“We shot it all in six weeks and we did the end first – the first few days were on Beachy Head; it was quite interesting and it’s kind of a nice way of doing a film where you do the end first so at least you know where you’ve got to go with the character and I knew where I had to go with Jimmy.”

Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics – A Way of Life’ is released on August 21 and is the official album for Mod Week 2015, which runs August 24-31.

President greets Malaysia on national day

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted the people of Malaysia on their national day on Monday.


In a message to the Malaysian king, Mukherjee said: “Our ties have strengthened substantively as we share the desire to deepen and broaden our multi-faceted relationship to our mutual benefit.

"We look forward to strengthening our relations with Malaysia and working with you to advance regional cooperation,” he added.

Malaysia celebrates national day on August 31 to mark its independence from British colonial rule.

Neuer Job für Hulk Hogan? Er will Trumps Vize-Präsident werden

Eigentlich könnte man meinen, Hulk Hogan (62) hat genug Ärger am Hals, um ein bisschen leiser zu treten. In einem vor Jahren aufgenommenen Sextape soll er sich rassistisch geäußert haben. Nachdem das an die Öffentlichkeit kam, hat sich der Wrestling-Verband WWE schnell von seinem ehemaligen Aushängeschild distanziert. Hogan hat sich inzwischen öffentlich entschuldigt - und strebt nun offenbar nach einem neuen Amt.

Als der Ex-Wrestler vom US-Promiportal “TMZ” gefragt wurde, mit welchem Präsidentschafts-Kandidaten er gerne mal in den Ring steigen würde, sagte Hogan: “Ich will mit keinem der Kandidaten im Ring stehen. Ich will Trumps Vize-Kandidat werden.” Und damit er auch wirklich Gehör findet, legte er nach: “Habt ihr das gehört? Vize-Präsident Hogan.” Seinen Humor hat Hogan also noch nicht verloren…

Zwischen ihm und dem Wrestling-Verband WWE soll es übrigens kein böses Blut geben: Sie seien die besten, kein Zweifel, sagte Hogan über seinen Ex-Arbeitgeber. “Ich liebe diese Leute. Das ist meine Familie.”

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Scandal Season 5: My Hopes for Olivia, B613, a New Gladiator (?) and More

Need a place to discuss your hopes and dreams for Scandal Season 5? As the saying at one time regularly went: “It’s handled.”

RELATEDScandal’s Bellamy Young: Ousted From White House, Mellie’s In ‘World of Hurt’

Season 4 of the D.C.-based drama took some knocks, critically, but the numbers held up in its new, earlier time slot (where it averaged 9.2 million viewers and a 2.9 rating, down just a tenth in the demo from the shortened Season 3).

Still, the show has unarguably flirted with an identity crisis, straying far from its “weekly fixes” roots to, at one point, thrust its valiant heroine into a weeks-long hostage thriller. Or, to take a pointed (and powerful) street-level look at race relations.

RELATEDScandal Season 5 to Mark the ‘Reconstitution’ of the Gladiators

TVLine readers gave the Season 4 finale — in which B613 was finally booted (at great cost to Cyrus and Mellie) and “Olitz” was reunited– an average grade of “B,” down a tick from Season 3’s “B+.” Looking ahead to Season 5, here’s a character-by-character breakdown of what I would hope to see happen.

Launch Gallery: Scandal Season 5 Wish List

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Patrick Dempsey ( Grey's Anatomy ) prépare une série sur la Formule 1
L'acteur américain s'apprête à adapter à la télévision le livre de Michael Cannell intitulé The Limit.

À l'instar d'Ellen Pompeo, sa compagne dans Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey va s'essayer à la production. Et quoi de mieux pour un grand passionné de sport automobile comme lui que d'adapter la vie de Phil Hill, ce mécanicien devenu en 1961 le premier pilote américain à avoir remporté le titre de champion de Formule 1.

Produite par sa société Shifting Gears Entertainment, la série sera basée sur le livre de Michael Cannell intitulé The Limit et diffusée aux États-Unis sur Sundance TV.

Patrick Dempsey a participé à trois reprises aux 24 Heures du Mans et s'est classé 22ème lors de l'édition 2014 à bord d'une Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.



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Nike And Under Armour Get Back-To-School Buying Lift

Nike (NKE) and Under Armour (UA) enjoyed strong athletic footwear sales gains last week as back-to-school buying moved into high gear and their products scored big with consumers. In the week that ended Aug. 22, total athletic footwear sales jumped 9.5% vs. a year earlier, according to a report by Deutsche Bank analyst Dave Weiner, citing data from market researcher SportScanInfo. Under Armour, which has a 92 IBD Composite Rating out of a possible 99, saw robust gains for the week. Its sales soared 68.8% vs. year-earlier levels. Nike, which boasts a 97 Composite Rating, saw an 11.3% increase in sales. Weiner noted that while overall Adidas sales remained “weak” with a 9.3% decline, the namesake Adidas brand saw a slight increase of 0.4%, driven in part by the release of the Yeezy Boost 350. Basketball shoes, long a top athletic footwear category, scored a 7.7% increase. Nike’s Air Jordan Retro 9 Militia Green was the best seller across both the category and athletic footwear overall, Weiner noted. Nike’s Jordan Son of Mars and the kid’s Air Jordan Retro 7 model also continued to perform well, he added. Running category sales were stronger, rising 9.4%. Over the past 13 weeks, Nike and Under Armour have been the primary share gainers in the running category, while Asics, Brooks and Adidas have all lost share, Weiner noted. The casual athletic footwear category “maintained momentum” with a 20.5% jump, Weiner said. Shares of Nike were down 0.1% on the stock market today, while Under Armour edged up 0.8%. Skechers (SKX), which makes casual walking shoes, was off 0.5%.