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English businessman Piers Linney announced in January 2015 that he was going to leave what long time running show?
a. The Apprentice
b. Britain's Got Talent
c. The X Factor
d. Dragons Den
Dragons Den - Piers Linney is the Co-CEO of IT business Outsourcery.
Complete the title of the new 2015 album released by Bob Dylan - "Shadows in the ____"?
Night - Released on February 3rd, 2015, Shadows in the Night is Bob's thirty-sixth studio album.
"L.A. Love (La La)" is the title of a January 2015 Top Ten Smash hit for which singer?
b. Kylie Minge
Fergie - Released as a single, L.A. Love (La La) was recorded for Fergie's upcoming second studio album.
Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira gave birth to her second son on January 29, 2015. What is his name?
Sasha - As of 2015, Shakira has won two Grammy Awards.
Played on February 1, 2015 between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, where did Super Bowl XLIX take place?
Arizona - The New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks with a score of 28 to 24.
Tiger Woods shot the worst round of his professional career in the Phoenix Open on January 30th, 2015. What was the score that he finished with?
82 - He was 11-over par and missed the cut.
Which of these is the title of an animated superhero Disney film released in January 2015?
a. Big Hero 12
b. Big Hero 9
c. Big Hero 10
d. Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 - Big Hero 6 is the first Disney film to feature Marvel Comics characters.
American Beauty/American Psycho is an album that was released on January 16, 2015 by which American rock band?
a. Foo Fighters
b. All American Rejects
c. Fall Out Boy
d. Blink 182
Fall Out Boy - American Beauty/American Psycho made its debut at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200.
Microsoft announced which new operating system in January 2015?
a. Windows 14
b. Windows 12
c. Windows SX
d. Windows 10
Windows 10 - During its first year, Windows 10 will be offered at no charge for users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.
Released to the general public in 2015, the biographical war movie "American Sniper" is directed by which legendary figure?
a. Clint Eastwood
b. Steven Spielberg
c. Ben Affleck
d. Sylvester Stallone
Clint Eastwood - The movie has been nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
According to stats released in 2015, which actor was the most Googled name in 2014?
a. Robin Williams
b. George Clooney
c. Channing Tatum
d. Brad Pitt
Robin Williams - Robin got his start as Mork in the sitcom Mork and Mindy in 1978.
Playing at the box office in January 2015, which of the following is the name of a movie starring Mark Wahlberg?
a. The Bookmaker
b. The Bet
c. The Gambler
d. The Fixer
The Gambler - The Gambler is based on the 1974 film of the same name, written by James Toback.
Who remained in the Top 10 of the music charts around the world with the song "Blank Space" in January 2015?
b. Miley Cyrus
c. Taylor Swift
d. Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift - The song was released on Taylor's fifth studio album '1989'.
Billy Bob Thornton won a Golden Globe Award in 2015 for his role in what popular TV show?
a. Breaking Bad
c. The Missing
d. True Detective
Fargo - Billy Bob Thornton is also the vocalist of the blues band The Boxmasters.
Controversial fashion designer John Galliano debuted his collection for what brand in January 2015?
b. Ralph Lauren
c. Maison Margiela
Maison Margiela - Galliano displayed his first couture collection for Margiela on January 12, 2015.
Which film won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for best Musical or Comedy?
a. The Grand Budapest Hotel
c. Into the Woods
The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Grand Budapest Hotel also received nine Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.
Kyle McLachlan announced in January 2015 that he would be reprising his role as Dale Cooper in the revamp of what TV Show?
a. Quantum Leap
d. Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks - Twin Peaks originally aired from April 1990 until June 1991.
Playing in London, the musical "Sunny Afternoon" is based on the music of which well-known band?
a. The Rolling Stones
b. The Jam
c. The Beatles
d. The Kinks
The Kinks - Quite popular in England, Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the Kinks.
Which actor was nominated for a 2015 Razzie Award for his role in "The Expendables 3"?
a. Mel Gibson
b. Bruce Willis
c. Jason Statham
d. Slyvester Stallone
Mel Gibson - Mel Gibson plays the role of ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks.
Which singer surpassed Elvis in 2015 in terms of all time US album sales?
a. Garth Brooks
b. Michael Jackson
d. Taylor Swift
Garth Brooks - Garth was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
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