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Songs by Jay-Z, Harry Styles among Obama's favorites of 2017 Songs by Jay-Z, Harry Styles among Obama's favorites of 2017
- January 14, 2018

He joked that since he has some "extra time on his hands" this year he chose to bring the lists back. Among his favorite songs this year are several heaters from artists like SZA ("Broken Clocks"), Travis Scott (" Butterfly Effect "), Jay-Z ("Family Feud"), DJ Khaled ("Wild Thoughts"), Kendrick Lamar ("Humble"), a song from a group of all-female west African musicians and a single from the elusive Frank Ocean (Chanel). (more...)
'The Walking Dead' Renewed for Season 9 'The Walking Dead' Renewed for Season 9
- January 14, 2018

With the renewal, the network is promoting showrunner Scott M. Gimple to chief content officer for the franchise, where he'll oversee both The Walking Dead , and Fear the Walking Dead as well as other "potential brand extensions". Gimple is hardly being fired by The Walking Dead- quite the opposite. This move also means that The Walking Dead ship needs a new captain, and Gimple has passed the torch to Angela Kang . (more...)
Stranger Things' David Harbour rocked up for this girl's yearbook Stranger Things' David Harbour rocked up for this girl's yearbook
- January 14, 2018

When Stranger Things' , David Harbour isn't busy protecting Hawkins from shadow monsters, he's making a fans high school senior photos memorable. Can't wait to share the photos soon!' She wrote on Instagram: 'Well this is certainly something I didn't think would actually happen! However, the Duffer Brothers have plans to run the series for an atleast four seasons. (more...)
Barcelona: Yerry Mina steps out barefoot during unveiling Barcelona: Yerry Mina steps out barefoot during unveiling
- January 14, 2018

The 23 year-old is pleased to join a club possessing top-tier talent, detailing the impact his first meeting with Messi and Luis Suarez had on him. However, despite trying to nutmeg his dad during a photo session or even dancing for the journalists and photographers present there, none impressed the entertainment loving Spanish crowd more than what he did before stepping on the pitch for the first time. (more...)
Eliza Dushku Names Her Abuser, Demands Hollywood Protect Child Actors Eliza Dushku Names Her Abuser, Demands Hollywood Protect Child Actors
- January 14, 2018

Eliza Dushku alleges she was sexually assaulted while working on the film True Lies in 1994. She says she's coming forward now because of others in Hollywood doing so and because Kramer continues to get work on projects like Westworld and Furious 7 . (more...)
Rep. Schiff blasts Republicans for limiting Russia investigation in US House Rep. Schiff blasts Republicans for limiting Russia investigation in US House
- January 14, 2018

Trump first insisted that he canned Comey on the recommendation of his Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, only to then tell NBC's Lester Holt that he had the Russian Federation investigation on his mind. He said he'd be "glad to" speak to Mr Mueller about it. "Absolutely not", one unidentified man said. "No problem with that at all". Trump said it was "very much better" having to do with North Korea where the USA now has a problem. (more...)
James Franco misses Critics' Choice Awards amid sexual misconduct claims James Franco misses Critics' Choice Awards amid sexual misconduct claims
- January 13, 2018

James Franco says sexual misconduct allegations "not accurate" IBTimes US. "I know we're not all here in black tonight, but let's not lose focus", she expressed. I think, as men, we've been talking for centuries. It's time for us to shut up, listen and amplify. Gal Gadot , the Israeli Hollywood superstar, has won a special award for her portrayal of a positive female role model in Wonder Woman . (more...)
'Shazam!' Gets April 2019 Release Date 'Shazam!' Gets April 2019 Release Date
- January 13, 2018

Currently, there's no strong competition for " Shazam! " in that month with Paramount's " Pet Sematary " set to open a week after the DC movie. The film will also be released in IMAX theaters. The name Shazam is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. DC and Warner Bros. (more...)
Katie Couric Finally Opens Up on Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Matt Lauer Katie Couric Finally Opens Up on Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Matt Lauer
- January 13, 2018

Couric called the allegations made against her former co-host "disturbing, distressing and disorienting" and said such behavior is "completely unacceptable". The statement continued by mentioning the network had reason to believe it "may not have been an isolated incident". As BroadwayWorld previously reported , NBC News fired longtime Today anchor Matt Lauer after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace". (more...)
Helen Mirren discovers she's a year younger, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres Helen Mirren discovers she's a year younger, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres
- January 13, 2018

Ellen was explaining how Mirren wasn't shy about saying her age, which was 72. "I always knew from the get-go that I was only going to be doing two series so I'm just very very grateful that I have had such a wonderful time playing that part and making friends for life", she smiled. (more...)
JJ Redick 'not entirely convinced' dinosaurs existed on Earth JJ Redick 'not entirely convinced' dinosaurs existed on Earth
- January 13, 2018

I'm not. I've come across some weird websites in my Google searches. There was no word for dinosaur. And I'm thinking to myself alright, humans we've been here since 10,000 BC. "I don't necessarily think 9/11 was an inside job but there's some things that I question". It's still highly probable that Irving is just trolling all of us because at this point, he has taken this whole thing to a certain point and it would be pointless to stop now and walk back his comments. (more...)
NBC apologizes for tweet endorsing Oprah Winfrey for president NBC apologizes for tweet endorsing Oprah Winfrey for president
- January 13, 2018

Some people cheered actresses for turning the red carpet into more than a parade of dresses while others recoiled. Almost every female attendee wore a black dress in support of the #MeToo movement against abuse while both sexes also sported " Time's Up " badges to show backing for an initiative against workplace harassment. (more...)
African Union: Trump 's***hole' remarks dishonor 'American creed'
- January 13, 2018

The White House has not disputed the account of the exchange. But Trump rejected the deal, plunging the issue back into uncertainty just eight days before a deadline that threatens a government shutdown. Durbin said Friday that he had hoped for White House approval of the bipartisan deal. "In regards to Sen". "Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday". (more...)
From Norway to Haiti, Trump's comments stir outrage
- January 13, 2018

How much of Trump's health information is released to the public is up to the president , but Sanders said she expects the White House to release the same kind of details past presidents have made public. government over the comments. Trump's derogatory remarks cited by the Washington Post and New York Times were in reference to African countries and Haiti . (more...)
Were Analysts Bullish Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) This Week?
- January 13, 2018

Temasek Holdings Private Ltd who had been investing in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.85 billion market cap company. They expect $0.02 EPS, down 88.24% or $0.15 from last year's $0.17 per share. HPQ's profit will be $691.00 million for 13.64 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Liam Neeson Calls Sexual Harassment Allegations in Hollywood a 'Witch Hunt' Liam Neeson Calls Sexual Harassment Allegations in Hollywood a 'Witch Hunt'
- January 13, 2018

Speaking on the Late Late show , Neeson said that while he was happy that sexual harassment was being exposed in Hollywood he felt that it had "become a bit of a witch-hunt". Neeson said he was "very humbled" to be honoured by President Higgins and that he would continue to "fly the flag for Irish arts" and to continue his work as a goodwill ambassador with UNICEF. (more...)
Telugu movie 'Jai Simha' 1st Day Box Office Collection Telugu movie 'Jai Simha' 1st Day Box Office Collection
- January 13, 2018

What happened to Balaiya, was he able to save his love Nayanthara , and how come Natasha Doshi impacted his life and was Simha able to eliminate the villains and save his beloved ones is what the action-packed Jai Simha is all about. Dialogues are good. It's worth mentioning here that Balakrishna's Legend did good business at the box office four years ago. Its overseas theatrical rights were sold at a whopping Rs 1.50 crore. (more...)
The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Stands By Carl's Impending Death The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Stands By Carl's Impending Death
- January 13, 2018

In the comics, Carl never experienced a fatal encounter like that, but Kirkman shared his confidence in the showrunners' decision to add the plot development to the show, Entertainment Weekly reported Friday. The loss of Carl doesn't necessarily mean that we're going to be losing big swaths of the comic book story. Proof of the crossover soon came in the form of actor Lennie James already on set of the spinoff- but today we have actual photos of Morgan in the show itself. (more...)
Is Oprah gearing up for a 2020 presidential run? Is Oprah gearing up for a 2020 presidential run?
- January 13, 2018

Model Chrissy Teigen noted everyone has a past. It is still early to determine whether Oprah will pursue a presidential run, but the support for her doing so has already been established. Actress Meryl Streep, who stars in The Post , also threw her celebrity weight behind Winfrey's possible campaign while speaking ahead of a press conference in London, according to the Guardian . (more...)
Hollywood's women take part in Golden Globes blackout protest Hollywood's women take part in Golden Globes blackout protest
- January 13, 2018

Tomlin should also have received, at the very least, an Oscar-nod for that tour de force: hopefully, McDormand will now be in the running to collect her first Academy Award since her 1994 win for the Coen brothers classic, Fargo . The show's host Seth Meyers wasted no time addressing the harassment scandal that has subsumed Hollywood. Perhaps most notably, Natalie Portman introduced the list of Best Director nominees by stepping up to the mic and announcing "and here are the all-male ... (more...)
Ice Skater Admits to Knowing About Kerrigan Attack — Tonya Harding Interview Ice Skater Admits to Knowing About Kerrigan Attack — Tonya Harding Interview
- January 13, 2018

Kerrigan's husband and agent did not have much to say either. "Enough apologizing", Harding said . "I am so over the glamorization of a villain simply because she was born on the 'wrong side of the tracks.' While her upbringing may have been tragic, athletes come from all walks of life and succeed based on merit, not assault. (more...)
Hey, Female Directors, Steven Spielberg Has Some Good News For You Hey, Female Directors, Steven Spielberg Has Some Good News For You
- January 13, 2018

And now, American director Steven Spielberg , who was nominated for the award and is also very much, ahem, male, has responded to the 36-year-old actress' call. According to Glamour, a female director hasn't won a Golden Globe in over 25 years - a staggering statistic given the number of women creating quality films every year. (more...)
Thanks Liverpool - Bristol City Boss Pleased Reds Trust Robins With Ryan Kent Thanks Liverpool - Bristol City Boss Pleased Reds Trust Robins With Ryan Kent
- January 13, 2018

The 21-year-old winger joined the Championship outfit from Liverpool on Friday on a loan deal until the end of the season as he looks to make his mark in English football. He has featured just once for his boyhood club and that came in the FA Cup against Exeter City, but since then he has been out of the picture and will be hoping to kick on with this loan deal until the end of the season. (more...)
NAACP president on Trump: 'We know he's a racist'
- January 13, 2018

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin , who was in the meeting, said Trump did use the words, which Durbin called "hate-filled, vile and racist ". Today as Trump signed a proclamation at the White House honoring Martin Luther King Jr. "The largest group's El Salvadoran, the second is Honduran and the third is Haitian". "I'm bothered by what he said, but I don't think the entire America would agree with him", Charitable said. (more...)
Veteran BBC Presenter Humphrys in Hot Water Over Gender Pay Gap Joke Veteran BBC Presenter Humphrys in Hot Water Over Gender Pay Gap Joke
- January 13, 2018

Now, this in and of itself could be dismissed as a harmless attempt to bring some humour to an otherwise serious story or, more generously, an attempt to diffuse the inevitable awkwardness of one BBC presenter talking to another, who has just resigned over her pay at, well, the BBC whilst on air on a BBC programme. (more...)

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