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October 3, 2017 - 6:15am
COLDPLAY PAYS TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY WITH 'FREE FALLIN' COVER: Coldplay's concert in Portland, Oregon Monday night included two touching tributes, one to the 59 lives lost in the shooting in Las Vegas and then another to the late, iconic rocker Tom Petty. Coldplay was playing the Moda Center last night as part of its Heart Full of Dreams tour. The band began with a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting, and later in the show, R.E.M. co-founder and guitarist Peter Buck joined them onstage for an emotional tribute to Petty. They played his 1989 track "Free Fallin.'" (People)

TAYLOR SWIFT SENDS FLOWERS TO POLICE STATION AFTER SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS: Taylor Swift sent flowers to the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Community outpost in Pacoima after learning one of their officers was shot at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. "Talk about a class act! @taylorswift sent multiple bouquets of flowers and plants to our station, as one of our officers was shot in Las Vegas last night. This is one of the smaller arrangements. Beautiful flowers can bring a smile to anyone's face. Much respect," LAPD Intel Analyst Kimberlee Binder wrote on Instagram, captioning a stunning array of flowers. On Monday, the LAPD confirmed that a female officer had been injured in Sunday's music festival that ended in a deadly shooting killing several dozen people and injuring 527. (People)

JIMMY KIMMEL CALLS OUT 56 SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST CLOSING GUN-LAW LOOPHOLES: A tearful Jimmy Kimmel addressed Sunday's shooting in Las Vegas on Live! last night. He said: "I want this to be a comedy show! I hate talking about stuff like this. It feels like someone has opened a window into hell." The host made his case for gun control against a backdrop picture of the 56 Senators who voted against closing the gun-law loopholes. In response to politicians like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan who offer their thoughts and prayers in the wake of tragedies like this, Kimmel replies, "They should be praying. They should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country." (Vulture)

BLADE RUNNER 2049, MARSHALL CANCEL RED CARPET PREMIERES AFTER SHOOTING: Both Blade Runner 2049 and Marshall have cancelled their red carpet premieres out of respect for the shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 and injured 527. "We join the rest of the country in sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this tragedy," read a joint statement from Sony Pictures, Alcon Entertainment, and Warner Bros. regarding Blade Runner. "We have decided to cancel tonight's scheduled red carpet premiere of Marshall," Open Road Films said. "Instead, tonight's event will be a private screening of the film for the cast, filmmakers and invited guests. Our thoughts are with the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, their families and all of those affected." (Vulture)

TYRA BANKS SPLITS WITH ERIK ASLA: Tyra Banks and her partner Erik Asla have parted ways after five years, Page Six reports. Their son, York Banks Asla, was born in January of 2016 via a surrogate. Asla is a photographer. The split was reportedly amicable and they continue to work together and co-parent their young son. (Page Six)