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Unlikely dance star Gemma Atkinson is one step away from Strictly title Unlikely dance star Gemma Atkinson is one step away from Strictly title
- December 16, 2017

The final will feature Gemma Atkinson , Joe McFadden , Debbie McGee and Alexandra Burke . I feel more comfortable in a boxing ring. "The downside of course is that everyone in the country knows how old I am". Despite having been voted off the show, The Sun reported that Brendan was still annoyed at Shirley over her feedback. Joe and his professional partner Katya Jones will be dancing to You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates. (more...)
SAG Awards 2018 Will Have Only Female Presenters SAG Awards 2018 Will Have Only Female Presenters
- December 16, 2017

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards has made a notable change: Only women will present this year's accolades. Although less high-profile than the Golden Globes, the SAG awards are seen as more of an indicator of Oscars glory, since members represent some 1,200 of the roughly 6,000 voters for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (more...)
Matt Damon Skewered For Comments About Sexual Misconduct Matt Damon Skewered For Comments About Sexual Misconduct
- December 16, 2017

Though he's worked with Weinstein several times , Damon said he tried to keep his distance. Damon is now on a press tour in support of his upcoming film, Downsizing . As for his fellow Boston-bred star, Damon said that doesn't know C.K. personally, but is a fan of the comic and thinks that he has a shot at redemption. (more...)
Mario Batali Fired From ABC's 'The Chew' Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims Mario Batali Fired From ABC's 'The Chew' Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims
- December 16, 2017

Another former employee claims Batali would repeatedly grab her from behind and held her tightly against his body, while another alleged that he groped her and that, in a separate incident, he made her straddle him. "I worked at Del Posto [his fanciest restaurant in NYC] and can confirm that not only was Mario Batali very handsy, they would often serve us pasta with cut up hot dogs as family meal". (more...)
First look at Hawk and Dove in DC's live-action Titans series First look at Hawk and Dove in DC's live-action Titans series
- December 16, 2017

If anything, this should make fans excited about other confirmed characters, like Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy. Titans is set to stream exclusively on DC's still-untitled streaming service sometime next year. The superhero suits, like the one for Brenton Thwaites' Robin , were designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, who also designed the Black Lightning suit for Berlanti's other new superhero series, premiering on The CW in January. (more...)
Morgan Spurlock on sexual harassment: I am part of the problem Morgan Spurlock on sexual harassment: I am part of the problem
- December 16, 2017

The " Super Size Me " filmmaker posted a lengthy document online in which he revealed he had been accused of rape while in college. Warrior Poets, which Spurlock co-founded, said in an emailed statement that the move was effective immediately but did not indicate whether it would be permanent. (more...)
BP to return to solar market with 43% stake in Lightsource BP to return to solar market with 43% stake in Lightsource
- December 16, 2017

The task is now to identify which markets the partnership - Lightsource is to be rebranded as Lightsource BP - will target. BP group CEO Bob Dudley said: "BP has been committed to advancing lower-carbon energy for over 20 years and we're excited to be coming back to solar, but in a new and very different way". (more...)
Matt Lauer's Accuser Is 'Terrified' She'll Be Identified, Lawyer Says Matt Lauer's Accuser Is 'Terrified' She'll Be Identified, Lawyer Says
- December 16, 2017

Take a look at this timeline of the network's coverage of the scandal. Lauer was sacked from NBC last month after multiple women revealed claims of sexual misconduct against the " Today " host. "That elbow represents all the women who have come forward during this wave that we're all experiencing", he said. Lauer sent that text at 2:42 PM. (more...)
NASA Discovery Proves That Solar Systems Like Our Own Exist NASA Discovery Proves That Solar Systems Like Our Own Exist
- December 16, 2017

In October 2016, Shallue, who is interested in astronomy, made a decision to use about a fifth of his time at work (Google calls it 20% time, and allows its employees to pursue a pet project during those hours) to find a way to use machine learning to more quickly cipher through Kepler's data. (more...)
Premiere date announced and 1st official photo of 'Roseanne' revival! Premiere date announced and 1st official photo of 'Roseanne' revival!
- December 16, 2017

Roseanne ran for nine seasons from 1988 to 1997. Roseanne will air in its regular time slot, 8:00-8:30 p.m., beginning TUESDAY, APRIL 3, followed by The Middle , which will move to 8:30 p.m. (As long as the Godzilla toy's still there.) He added, "We want everybody to see something that doesn't really exist on TV anymore - an honest family". (more...)
Russell Simmons accused of sexual misconduct in Miami - twice Russell Simmons accused of sexual misconduct in Miami - twice
- December 16, 2017

In light of the new allegations, Simmons has published a fresh denial. Using the hashtag #NotMe, which he said was not meant to be in "conjunction with" or "diminish the #MeToo movement in anyway", Simmons said he would begin by focusing on model Keri Claussen Khalighi , who alleged Simmons forced her to perform oral sex on him while director Brett Ratner watched in 1991. (more...)
Actresses to wear black at Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment Actresses to wear black at Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment
- December 16, 2017

People magazine also cited multiple sources in reporting that major stars were set to participate in the protest. That's because, as the outlet reports, numerous show's attendees will be making a political statement by choosing to wear the hue, one which often represents mourning, in solidarity against the sexual harassment and assault allegations that have flooded the latter half of 2017. (more...)
Peter Jackson says Weinsteins told him to blacklist Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd Peter Jackson says Weinsteins told him to blacklist Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd
- December 16, 2017

Jackson recently told New Zealand's Stuff that Weinstein and his brother Bob are a pair of "second-rate Mafia bullies" who talked him out of casting the two actresses - who've both accused Harvey of sexual harassment - in the fantasy film series in the late 1990s. (more...)
Ryan pokes fun at Disney-Fox merger with Deadpool Ryan pokes fun at Disney-Fox merger with Deadpool
- December 16, 2017

To celebrate, he posted an image of Deadpool and Cable reimagined as God and Man - or as Michelangelo's interpretation of the genesis of mankind, anyway. What do you think about Hope's potential appearance in the next Deadpool movie? One of the biggest concerns, however, was whether Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool would remain an R-rated franchise. (more...)
Tupac murder weapon found, but location a mystery, reports say Tupac murder weapon found, but location a mystery, reports say
- December 16, 2017

When L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. took over Compton's law enforcement in 2000, the handgun was part of 3,800 confiscated firearms that were transferred to them. The mysterious death of rapper Tupac Shakur has been shrouded in mystery for decades.However, now there's some more info to add to the conversation - and it's juicy stuff, because it suggests there was a police cover-up in the investigation. (more...)
Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa calls for party unity, end to Western sanctions Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa calls for party unity, end to Western sanctions
- December 16, 2017

Zimbabwe's ruling party says Emmerson Mnangagwa will be its presidential candidate in next year's elections. Mnangagwa is the man who's been waiting in the wings of Zanu-PF for years. Mugabe's time was up the moment he surrendered power to his wife, some ruling party delegates said. The politburo meeting at the ruling party headquarters marked the official start of processes leading to the party's one-day extra ordinary congress set for Friday. (more...)
James Corden Told the Nurse He Named His Newborn Daughter Beyonce James Corden Told the Nurse He Named His Newborn Daughter Beyonce
- December 15, 2017

Both she and her mother are doing great. "I don't know too much about hoofed animals, but I'm pretty sure that's an ass". James and Julia are already parents to son Max, six, and three-year-old daughter Carey. "But seriously we were not expecting this baby to arrive for another couple of weeks. We don't know what we're going to call her". "After the baby was born, I was crying, my wife was crying her eyes out, the baby's crying, and the doctor asked about a name. (more...)
Gus Malzahn: Stability gives Auburn advantage, 'very bright' future Gus Malzahn: Stability gives Auburn advantage, 'very bright' future
- December 15, 2017

That momentum is significant because the other major takeaway from Wednesday was how bright the future is for this Auburn football program. "I believe that more today than I even did at the first of the year". Auburn Equipment tweeted out a look at the blue jerseys with a new Peach Bowl patch attached to it, and it looks awesome. And will he play? Malzahn said Wednesday that getting raises for his assistant coaches was part of his new contract negotiation, which was handled by Auburn ... (more...)
Muggles are losing it over this new Harry Potter activewear Muggles are losing it over this new Harry Potter activewear
- December 15, 2017

The text was produced by Botnik, which, according to the company's website , is "a community of writers, artists and developers collaborating with machines to create unusual new things". "To Harry, Ron was a loud, slow, and soft bird". Subsequently, an encounter with Voldemort prompts Harry to tear his own eyes out of his head, before he dips Hermione in hot sauce and visits a banquet where "several long pumpkins fell out of McGonagall". (more...)
Is Shilpa Shinde the new insecure contestant? Is Shilpa Shinde the new insecure contestant?
- December 15, 2017

In the next task, three members of the house could remotely watch what happened behind their backs. Shilpa and Arshi get into argument over the same. Although Puneesh Sharma was seen making some insulting comments on Hina in the video, the latter got furious about Hina mocking her when she had broken down during her beau Rocky Jaisjwal's visit. (more...)
Eminem expected to continue Trump rants on new album Revival Eminem expected to continue Trump rants on new album Revival
- December 15, 2017

She's told Pollstar that the tour will happen next year on "select dates", however there's no indication of how many shows he'll do. The album is packed with interesting collaborations , namely from pop singers . However, fans of Eminem will really appreciate this album. The album features Eminem on the cover, face-palmed behind the American flag, a not-so-subtle suggestion that the album contains, most of all, political commentary, which makes sense when contextualized ... (more...)
Dubai Super Series: Sour end for Kidambi Srikanth Dubai Super Series: Sour end for Kidambi Srikanth
- December 15, 2017

Srikanth had earlier conceived 18-21, 18-21 defeat from World No. 1 and defending champion Viktor Axelsen in his opening match on Wednesday. In Game 1, Sindhu lead 3-2 and then 7-4. However, it was all over for Srikanth yesterday as he lost to Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen in straight games to bow out of the tournament. Srikanth failed to bring out his top game again as he lagged behind from the very beginning. (more...)
ABC pulls baking show from schedule over sexual harassment allegations against judge ABC pulls baking show from schedule over sexual harassment allegations against judge
- December 15, 2017

ABC has fired The Great American Baking Show judge Johnny Iuzzini and axed the remaining episodes of his show amid sexual misconduct allegations. 'ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct. (more...)
Dustin Hoffman accused of exposing himself to minor in 1980 Dustin Hoffman accused of exposing himself to minor in 1980
- December 15, 2017

At that point, Thomas says that Hoffman asked for a foot massage while continuing to remind her that he was nude. After a sketchy turn of events, Hoffman's daughter was sent home while Thomas remained in his hotel room, where she waited for a ride from her patents. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel's Son Makes His Late Night Debut After Heart Surgery Jimmy Kimmel's Son Makes His Late Night Debut After Heart Surgery
- December 15, 2017

His son needed one surgery after his birth and had a follow-up operation last week. Kimmel used much of his monologue on last night's show to forcefully advocate for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a program that millions of American kids depend on, often for life-saving medical care. (more...)