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Rubio to vote against tax bill unless child credit expanded Rubio to vote against tax bill unless child credit expanded
- December 16, 2017

Rob Portman of OH, one of the Republican negotiators on the bill. Party leaders still hope to roll out their credit by Friday morning, in part to remain on pace to meet Trump's request that Congress send him a tax-cut bill by Christmas . (more...)
Pistons end seven-game skid Pistons end seven-game skid
- December 16, 2017

Myles Turner on the #Pacers ' penchant for the comeback: "We just play better coming from behind, but we can't be that team". "In stretches, we have had individuals playing hard, but right now we're not on the same page, defensively, offensively". (more...)
Miss Iraq Forced to Flee Homeland After Selfie With Miss Israel Miss Iraq Forced to Flee Homeland After Selfie With Miss Israel
- December 16, 2017

Iraq and Israel have a longstanding conflict and are reportedly enemies, reported the Times of Israel . "Millions of Iraqi women live in fear", Idan, who has described herself as a "hardcore feminist", wrote on Twitter along with the hashtag "freeiraqiwomen". (more...)
Halle Berry 'done with love' after split Halle Berry 'done with love' after split
- December 16, 2017

The Oscar award-winning actress put up a post on Instagram stories with a caption " done with love ". The insider stated they appeared as if they were hooking up but weren't holding hands. According to, it was Halle who chose to end the three-month relationship "shortly after" they returned. Castillo captioned his b&w clip to Bruno Mars" new single That's What I Like: "There are short-cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them'. (more...)
Is there a Star Wars The Last Jedi end credits scene? Is there a Star Wars The Last Jedi end credits scene?
- December 16, 2017

At this point in the franchise, to root for a Kylo and Rey romance means rooting for her to save Ben Solo. " 'Star Wars' has been described as a western set in space, and I agree with that". She's Obi-Wan's granddaughter!-fall away as we learn that Rey doesn't belong to any pre-established dynasty in the Star Wars universe. Looking toward the past in these movies has been fun and emotional, but the new trilogy was always going to live or die by what it added to the series, not what it ... (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda releases new 'Hamilton' music with 'Ben Franklin's Song' Lin-Manuel Miranda releases new 'Hamilton' music with 'Ben Franklin's Song'
- December 16, 2017

We think so, as he's given Hamilton fans quite the holiday treat. On their website , the Decemberists , of Portland, Ore, indicated that Miranda wanted to include Franklin as a character in the show and imagined his songs sounding something like the band's music. (more...)
The Stream For NERD's No_One Ever Really Dies Album Is Here The Stream For NERD's No_One Ever Really Dies Album Is Here
- December 16, 2017

Although it's a lovely thing, he said the "collective conscious" understands there has to be a deeper meaning behind the things people do-deeper than just what looks good for the 'gram and what sounds cool on Twitter. "Deep Down Body Thurst" is one of Pharrell's sunny-day funk songs, and if you like "Happy" and "Get Lucky", you'll probably like this one. Pharrell also name-drops Philando Castile , who was fatally shot in his vehicle after being pulled over by police. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding date's been set! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding date's been set!
- December 16, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be held on Saturday 19 May 2018, Kensington Palace has announced. Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her third son just one month before the wedding. Kensington Palace, the official Twitter account of the royal family , posted the announcement Friday morning. The move is a break in tradition, with Royal partners previously having to wait until they are married before being allowed to spend Christmas with the Queen and the rest of ... (more...)
'48 Hrs' Remake In The Works At Paramount Players '48 Hrs' Remake In The Works At Paramount Players
- December 16, 2017

In his first movie role, Murphy played a convict granted a two-day leave from prison to help a detective (Nolte) track down a pair of cop killers. The film was a huge hit at the time, grossing $79m at the domestic box-office. Good Time earned several Independent Spirit Awards, and The Carmichael Show , while disappointingly short-lived, pulled in rave reviews for using the sitcom format to tackle tough issues while still being amusing and honest. (more...)
Merriam-Webster names 'Feminism' as the 'Word of the Year' Merriam-Webster names 'Feminism' as the 'Word of the Year'
- December 16, 2017

At Dictionary .com, the 2017 "Word of the Year" was complicit , which ties in more with events towards the end of this year. Its rise in popularity coincided with the use of the phrase "post-truth politics", which was used past year in conjunction with the European Union referendum and the U.S. (more...)
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
- 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...)