Culture


Questlove denies Questlove denies "ridiculous allegations" made in racial discrimination lawsuit
- January 26, 2018

Apparently, Decker and Cimino, who worked for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where Questlove plays drums with The Roots , claim NBC had them fired at the behest of the musician. Lauer's conduct". Kelly is not a party to the complaint , which names NBC and Questlove as defendants. NBC and the Roots' Questlove are denying the accusations, with a rep for the music historian telling Rolling Stone , " Questlove denies the ridiculous allegations made in this lawsuit". (more...)
Casey Affleck withdraws from presenting best-actress award at Oscars Casey Affleck withdraws from presenting best-actress award at Oscars
- January 26, 2018

In 2010, two women who worked for Affleck on the experimental film I'm Still Here filed two lawsuits accusing him of repeated sexual harassment and disparagement. A petition on with more than 19,000 signatures demanded, "Don't let Casey Affleck hand off the 2018 best actress Oscar". While Hudson's comments regarding Affleck certainly weren't decisive on the matter of whether he will present, it seems clear she's right about that cultural turning point. (more...)
Male BBC presenters agree pay reduce amid gender row Male BBC presenters agree pay reduce amid gender row
- January 26, 2018

BBC 5 live's Breakfast host Campbell confirmed, while on-air, that he was taking a pay cut. It is understood that the four presenters had no idea their names would be published, and some were unhappy that they were singled out by the BBC. (more...)
Henry Cavill thought Mission: Impossible 6 would kill him Henry Cavill thought Mission: Impossible 6 would kill him
- January 26, 2018

Sharing details about the accident, the 55-year-old told Graham Norton that it occurred while in pursuit of his co-star, Henry Cavill, who also appears on the chat show along with Cruise and their Mission: Impossible co-stars Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg. (more...)
Catalonia's Puigdemont doesn't rule out return to Spain Catalonia's Puigdemont doesn't rule out return to Spain
- January 26, 2018

After weeks of uneasy calm, the political crisis triggered by Catalonia's independence drive flared up again last week when the new regional parliament elected Torrent as speaker at its first sitting. The government asked the Council of State - the supreme consultative council of the Spanish government which advises on serious issues - for its opinion on appealing against Puigdemont's candidacy in the courts. (more...)
Reba McEntire Is KFC's New Colonel Sanders Reba McEntire Is KFC's New Colonel Sanders
- January 26, 2018

Starting with a series of ads airing next week, country music legend Reba McEntire will don the white suit and wig to play the Colonel, according to The Hollywood Reporter . 'KFC has been a part of my life forever'. Until then, she hopes you forget her uncanny likeness to a certain country music star and just enjoy your deep fried chicken. (more...)
Padmaavat box office collection: Good preview gross despite of fractured release Padmaavat box office collection: Good preview gross despite of fractured release
- January 26, 2018

Padmaavat in Pakistan has been cleared with a "U" certificate. Earlier, there were reports that Pakistan would order some cuts over the negative portrayal of Alauddin Khilji. The Karni Sena pelted stones and vandalized a school bus in Delhi filled with children on Tuesday during the violent protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film. (more...)
The Avengers Project staffing up with ex-Naughty Dog talent and more The Avengers Project staffing up with ex-Naughty Dog talent and more
- January 26, 2018

Now, Crystal Dynamics has announced that a total of 15 industry veterans have joined the studio to work on The Avengers project . He joins Crystal Dynamics as a creative director. Early this month, we learned that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy writer and co-director Shaun Escayg left Naughty Dog for Crystal Dynamics and their Avengers project . (more...)
Alexis Sanchez Denies Thierry Henry Told Him To Leave Arsenal Alexis Sanchez Denies Thierry Henry Told Him To Leave Arsenal
- January 26, 2018

He becomes more than a player because of that multi-functionality. "In big clubs, you have big players, competition and responsibilities - you have to try to go to every competition in a serious way". We are not going to stop until we do that and it's very important the evolution of players. If the players one day are on the bench and don't like it, I'm happy with that . (more...)
Magician David Copperfield accused of sexually assaulting former teen model in 1988 Magician David Copperfield accused of sexually assaulting former teen model in 1988
- January 26, 2018

Lewis, 17 years old at that time, was a contestant in a beauty competition and Copperfield was one of the competition's judges. "Three years and hundreds of stories reported on a false claim investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where the end result was that the accuser was caught by law enforcement making the same false claim about another man", he said. (more...)
Qualcomm Fined By EU Competition Commission Qualcomm Fined By EU Competition Commission
- January 26, 2018

EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that San Diego-based Qualcomm "illegally shut out rivals from the market" for more than five years by paying key customer Apple to not use chips made by Qualcomm's rivals. It said: "The market is also characterised by high barriers to entry". Qualcomm has responded to the ruling and the company strongly disagrees with the Commission's decision and will be appealing the fine. (more...)
Drake Also Breaks Apple Music's One-Day Streaming Record Drake Also Breaks Apple Music's One-Day Streaming Record
- January 26, 2018

To celebrate his success, the artist also known as Champagne Papi posted a photo to his Instagram page comparing his streaming record to NBA legend LeBron James scoring 30,000 points during his basketball career. Days after Spotify's news, Apple Music announced that "God's Plan" also broke the record for the most streamed track worldwide on its first day. Views and his 2017 More Life made Drake one of the top streamed artists for both years mentioned. (more...)
'Murphy Brown' returning with Candice Bergen 'Murphy Brown' returning with Candice Bergen
- January 26, 2018

The series revival has been given a 13-episode commitment from Warner Bros. along with CBS. The show ran from 1988 to 1998. The show's writers managed to incorporate the vice president's speech into the series itself during its next season premiere, allowing Brown to respond in an episode mockingly titled "You Say Potatoe, I say Potato"-a reference to Quayle infamously misspelling the word "potato" during a visit to a school". (more...)
Marin Cilic into Australian Open semi-final after Rafael Nadal retires injured Marin Cilic into Australian Open semi-final after Rafael Nadal retires injured
- January 26, 2018

World No. 1 Nadal could not continue against Marin Cilic yesterday after an upper right leg problem began troubling him in the fourth set on Rod Laver Arena. Left shouldering Britain's hopes amid the injury absence of Andy Murray and the early exit of Johanna Konta, Edmund was just one win away from overtaking his sometime mentor Murray in the rankings. (more...)
Jordan Peele Ugly Cries Over His Four Oscar Nominations Jordan Peele Ugly Cries Over His Four Oscar Nominations
- January 26, 2018

On " The Daily Show ", host Trevor Noah acknowledged the Academy for attempting to diversify the nominations after receiving complaints from viewers who said people of color were being overlooked. However, the superhero film Wonder Woman , a box office hit, and its director Patty Jenkins were snubbed . Peele is only the third person ever to receive Best Picture , Directing and Writing nominations for his first feature-length movie as a director . (more...)
State Capture Inquiry - Waiting for Zuma's Terms of Reference - Zondo State Capture Inquiry - Waiting for Zuma's Terms of Reference - Zondo
- January 26, 2018

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria found the Public Protector's report on State Capture was binding and ordered the president pay the legal costs of opposing the remedial action put forward. It doesn't matter who they are; this commission will do its job properly. The commission must submit its report and recommendations to the president within 180 days of the commencement of the commission. (more...)
Binoy produces a 'good conduct certificate' from Dubai police Binoy produces a 'good conduct certificate' from Dubai police
- January 26, 2018

The statement said Binoy has been in Dubai since 2003. In a document accessed from Dubai by The Telegraph , UAE resident Hasan Ismaeel Abdulla Almarzooqi has accused Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan - the name on his passport - of absconding from the Gulf country after cheating the travel firm JAAS Tourism LLC of Rs 13 crore. (more...)
Oprah And Reese Witherspoon Laugh Off Vanity Fair's Photoshop Fail Oprah And Reese Witherspoon Laugh Off Vanity Fair's Photoshop Fail
- January 26, 2018

Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon are two of the many incredible actresses that have been chosen to be on the cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue , and they're not holding back about what they've done to remain relevant and make a splash in the entertainment industry. (more...)
Meryl Streep Joins Big Little Lies Season Two Meryl Streep Joins Big Little Lies Season Two
- January 26, 2018

And considering its stellar cast of Nicole Kidman , Reese Witherspoon , Laura Dern , Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley and Alexander SksarsgÄrd, I can't say we should be surprised. No stranger to great movies, some of Streep's famous films include, Sophie's Choice , The Hours, and The Devil Wears Prada . Streep is unlikely to be a regular in the series and will probably just be appearing in season 2, but considering HBOs about-turn on the whole series to begin with, anything can happen. (more...)
T'Challa and Shuri are excellent siblings in new 'Black Panther' clip T'Challa and Shuri are excellent siblings in new 'Black Panther' clip
- January 26, 2018

The film doesn't premiere until early February 2018, but it's already projected to perform wonderfully at the box office. The Hollywood Reporter's roundup of box office tracking finds that T'Challa's adventures in the MCU is now looking at a $100 to $120 million debut. (more...)
Oprah Winfrey on running for president: 'It's not something that interests me' Oprah Winfrey on running for president: 'It's not something that interests me'
- January 26, 2018

Let's be clear: Stedman and Gayle had the world shook at the idea that she was 'actively thinking' of it. When Globes host Seth Meyers had already made a reference to her running with Tom Hanks as her vice president during his opening monologue, Winfrey was seen laughing off the idea of a bid. (more...)
Flavor Flav Caught A Fade In Las Vegas, Pulled Groin Muscle Flavor Flav Caught A Fade In Las Vegas, Pulled Groin Muscle
- January 26, 2018

The heavy built man successfully removes the man dressed in a black T-shirt and trousers off Flav, who is once again dropped to the ground as the man delivers yet another vicious haymaker to the rapper's face. Police sources tell the website the attacker was taken into custody by casino security. When officers arrived, he was cited for battery and released. (more...)
'Wonder Woman' fails at Oscar nominations 'Wonder Woman' fails at Oscar nominations
- January 26, 2018

Gal Gadot brushed over Wonder Woman's Oscars snub as she was asked about the film's lack of nominations on Wednesday (24Jan18), insisting she didn't agree to the film in the hope of awards recognition. With the exception of Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight , superhero movies have had little luck in the non-technical categories at the Academy Awards. (more...)
Legendary snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller dies Legendary snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller dies
- January 26, 2018

Miller was a World War II veteran, an accomplished surfer, champion sailor, and a ski instructor and racer. Miller's films traveled the globe, showing off resorts and mountains from faraway lands. "The best place to ski in the world is where you're skiing that day", Miller often used to say. It was amusing and lighthearted, with stunts like a chimpanzee on skis and lines like, "You can't get hurt skiing unless you fall". (more...)
Octavia Spencer: Jessica Chastain Helped Me Get Equal Pay Octavia Spencer: Jessica Chastain Helped Me Get Equal Pay
- January 26, 2018

After pausing to compose herself as she cried "happy" tears, Spencer went on to praise Chastain for speaking out about parity in the industry, and actually taking action to close the gender pay gap. Pompeo told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month (in an account with a few swear words in): "She [Rhimes] got to a place where she was so empowered that she was generous with her power. (more...)

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