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Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions back in a Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions back in a "few months"
- January 31, 2018

The backlash against EA's Star Wars Battlefront 2 was arguably the biggest gaming story of previous year, even hitting mainstream press, being the talk of governments around the globe, and fundamentally shifting the conversation on loot boxes or anything that might constitute gambling within a game. (more...)
Alessia Cara offers defiant response to backlash over Grammys victory Alessia Cara offers defiant response to backlash over Grammys victory
- January 31, 2018

However, the young artist is unfazed by the anger that her win has elicited over her Best New Artist win. Cara, who hails from Ontario, beat out SZA , Julia Michaels , Khalid and Lil Uzi Vert to take home the award for best new artist . (more...)
Halloween (2018): Jamie Lee Curtis Marks First Day of Filming Halloween (2018): Jamie Lee Curtis Marks First Day of Filming
- January 31, 2018

She shared the first photo from the set and it features her and Green holding a slate used on John Carpenter's original 40 years ago. As you can see, she has the same hair style she had in the first two films. We have some incredible movies debuting this year like Ready Player One , the fourth film in the Cloverfield series, and, of course, the incredible continuation of the killing spree of Michael Myers in the classic film, Halloween! Curtis is reprising the role of Laurie Strode, ... (more...)
Donald Trump or Bill Clinton? Sometimes It's Hard to Tell on Immigration Donald Trump or Bill Clinton? Sometimes It's Hard to Tell on Immigration
- January 31, 2018

That anxious Trump's critics. "Struggling communities, especially immigrant communities, will also be helped by immigration policies that focus on the best interests of American workers and American families", Trump will say. Also in the audience were members of Trump's own family including the first lady, Melania, who recently cancelled a joint trip to Davos, Switzerland and has not been seen with her husband in public since reports alleged he paid porn actress Stormy Daniels hush money ... (more...)
Expect gas prices to keep climbing Expect gas prices to keep climbing
- January 31, 2018

That's up 2 cents from one week ago and 27.6 cents higher than prices one year ago. The average pump price in Florida ticked up just a penny over the past week, to $2.55 on Monday. The market as a whole might see some relief, provided the concentration of refineries can keep up, as federal data show gasoline inventories at their highest level since June. (more...)
Kylie Jenner is Terrified of the Pain Involved With Giving Birth Kylie Jenner is Terrified of the Pain Involved With Giving Birth
- January 31, 2018

Kylie and Travis have been fighting non-stop for months, with the "Goosebumps" artist intentionally avoiding her after she accused him of cheating. Despite the fact that Kylie is expecting someone else's child, Tyga is not going to let that detail keep him away from her. (more...)
Manchester City Sign Aymeric Laporte For Club Record £57m Manchester City Sign Aymeric Laporte For Club Record £57m
- January 31, 2018

He said: " I am very happy to be here ". Perhaps predictably, some have claimed that Athletic Club have actually done better from the deal - suggesting they have invested their money wisely and on a better player than the one they have replaced. (more...)
Man United preparing bid for Bayern Munich star Man United preparing bid for Bayern Munich star
- January 31, 2018

Reported Chelsea and Manchester United target Arturo Vidal is reported to have been given the green light by Bayern Munich to leave the club in the summer. Meanwhile, Alexis Sanchez could be in line to make his Premier League debut for Manchester United when the Red Devils head to Wembley to play Tottenham on Wednesday night. (more...)
Gigi and Bella's 'disturbing' nude photo shoot Gigi and Bella's 'disturbing' nude photo shoot
- January 31, 2018

The shoot was styled by Joe McKenna, while Guido Palau was in charge of hair, Jin Soon Choi did manicures and make-up maven Pat McGrath gave the girls dewy skin and a swipe of metallic eyeshadow across their lids. I'd be more disgusted seeing Gigi making out with Zayn Malik on the cover. "I post what I think would be normal to post of your boyfriend, the comments are: 'It's extra, it's fake, ' " the 22-year-old said. (more...)
DMX Faces Jail Time After Skipping Out On Mandatory Drug Treatment DMX Faces Jail Time After Skipping Out On Mandatory Drug Treatment
- January 31, 2018

Early Tuesday morning (Jan. 30), the It's Dark And Hell Is Hot rapper stood before Judge Jed Rakoff, who deemed his failure to comply with the court order as a "screw you". DMX was spotted last week in a St. Louis airport bar boozing out while buying shots for patrons and preaching. The rapper's attorney Murray Richman claims his client took drugs in an attempt to cope with his child's illness. (more...)
'They Look Small': Sanders Says Celebs Are 'Delusional' About Trump's First Year 'They Look Small': Sanders Says Celebs Are 'Delusional' About Trump's First Year
- January 31, 2018

The ad comes as both Democrats and Republicans are engaged in a messaging battle over the new tax law ahead of the midterm elections. The major party in opposition traditionally broadcasts a rebuttal speech following the State of the Union . (more...)
The Dudley Boyz Set for 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction The Dudley Boyz Set for 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction
- January 31, 2018

This healthy relationship between WWE and the tag team will no doubt have played a major role in their inclusion in the Hall of Fame but it hasn't always been friendly between the two parties particularly when the kayfabe brothers joined rival promotion TNA in 2005. (more...)
Looks Like the Grammy Awards' Ratings May Have Plunged Looks Like the Grammy Awards' Ratings May Have Plunged
- January 31, 2018

Pop singer Alessia Cara became the first Canadian to win Best New Artist , while Carrie Fisher and Leonard Cohen won a posthumous honour each. Media consumption is changing. Bono (and The Edge) were brought out multiple times throughout the night as a seemingly tone-deaf gesture that didn't understand that the night wasn't about them. (more...)
Blake Griffin: Could debut Thursday Blake Griffin: Could debut Thursday
- January 31, 2018

In a surprising turn of events, the Los Angeles Clippers , who are in the middle of a playoff race, traded their star forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons , and they may not be done making moves just yet. Harris and Bradley were the Pistons' two leading scorers but the addition of Griffin creates an exciting front court pairing with Andre Drummond that should help the Pistons improve on their 24th-ranked offense averaging 102.3 points per game. (more...)
Questions: Ronda Rousey joins WWE, and Caroline Wozniacki wins the Aussie Open Questions: Ronda Rousey joins WWE, and Caroline Wozniacki wins the Aussie Open
- January 31, 2018

The endorsement from the WWE legend was the start of a meteoric rise for the 2008 bronze medalist. She began her career in judo, winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. "They've been waiting for a women's revolution". In his very first Royal Rumble match, Nakamura outlasted the rest of the roster to win a title opportunity at WrestleMania 34 , and he wasted no time in challenging Smackdown LIVE champion A.J. (more...)
Parents Must Consent To Religious Conversion Of Minors, Malaysian Court Rules Parents Must Consent To Religious Conversion Of Minors, Malaysian Court Rules
- January 31, 2018

The court today ruled that the Registrar of Muallafs (Muslim converts) had acted beyond the "limits of power" in registering the children as Muslims when conditions for their conversion were not fully met. In 2013, the Ipoh High Court allowed Indira Gandhi's judicial review, nullifying the certificates of conversion but the decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal in a majority decision in 2015 which reinstated the children's conversion certificates after allowing the appeal by the Perak ... (more...)
Adele Dresses Like Dolly Parton, Gushes About the Singer Adele Dresses Like Dolly Parton, Gushes About the Singer
- January 31, 2018

On Wednesday, Adele , 29, shared the fantastic evidence on Instagram . 'You were the hero of our night! Adele is such a huge fan of the country superstar that she recently dressed up as Dolly and shared the wonderful photo on social media. (more...)
Justice Dept. Suspected Carter Page Acted as Russian Agent Justice Dept. Suspected Carter Page Acted as Russian Agent
- January 31, 2018

The White House has repeatedly indicated that it wants the memo out, but Trump's Justice Department had been working to slow or block its release. Ryan told reporters Tuesday that "there may have been malfeasance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation by certain individuals". Late previous year, conservatives, including White House lawyer Ty Cobb and the president's personal counsel, Jay Sekulow, lobbied for a second special investigation into Mueller's team, citing a series of text ... (more...)
Performers take center stage at 60th Annual Grammy Awards Performers take center stage at 60th Annual Grammy Awards
- January 31, 2018

The big winners were Bruno Mars (who won all the categories he was nominated it) and Kendrick Lamar (who got all the rap awards). Ed Sheeran's award for Best Pop Solo Performance also came as a surprise considering he was competing against the genre-popular Kesha and Lady Gaga . (more...)
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to visit Princess Diana before wedding Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to visit Princess Diana before wedding
- January 31, 2018

The American actress, who is set to Wednesday Prince Harry in May, appears to be bucking many customs the Windsor family throws her way. According to the Sunday Times (via The Independent ,) Markle is planning on saying a few words following her wedding ceremony if her father doesn't speak for her. (more...)
Varun Dhawan Meets His Judwaa At Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Varun Dhawan Meets His Judwaa At Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
- January 31, 2018

Even Varun's parents David and Laali Dhawan couldn't resist themselves from posing like their doting son. Varun Dhawan also shared it with Remo D'Souza and said now his ABCD 2 piece of work is here forever. Sunny Leone will soon be joining the ranks of Amitabh Bachchan , Anil Kapoor and other celebs to be immortalised at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Delhi. (more...)
Sushant Singh Rajput looks absolutely menacing in 'Sonchiriya' first look! Sushant Singh Rajput looks absolutely menacing in 'Sonchiriya' first look!
- January 31, 2018

Sushant posted a picture of his look from the film, the actor is seen having a full-grown beard and in the attire of a dacoit. Even Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to his social media handle to share the first look of SSR from Son Chiriya and wrote, " Sushant Singh Rajput embarks on a new journey..." The rugged dacoit look resembles the iconic "Gabbar Singh" from the cult film "Sholay". (more...)
Islanders returning to Nassau Coliseum for short stay Islanders returning to Nassau Coliseum for short stay
- January 31, 2018

The governor and team officials announced today that starting this fall, the Islanders will begin playing some of their home games at the Nassau Coliseum while still playing at Barclays Center. Instead of returning to the renovated Coliseum, the Islanders, partnered with Sterling Development and Oak View Group, plan to create a new 18,000-seat arena at Belmont Park. (more...)
Vatican sends top prosecutor to investigate accused Chilean bishop Vatican sends top prosecutor to investigate accused Chilean bishop
- January 31, 2018

Cardinal Zen confirmed this report, saying: "Yes, as far as I know, things happened just as they are related in AsiaNews". The Holy See's negotiations with the Chinese government could eventually lead to Vatican recognition of seven illicitly ordained bishops aligned with Beijing . (more...)
'Mute' Trailer and Poster Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd 'Mute' Trailer and Poster Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd
- January 31, 2018

Originally announced shortly after the release of Moon in 2009, Mute follows the hidden inner life of Leo, a bartender in Berlin in the year 2052. Sam Rockwell is heavily rumoured to make a return, one that may tie the worlds of Moon and Mute together. Moreover, Jones has said Mute takes place in the same universe as Moon and Source Code , so I'm curious to see if any overt connections are made. (more...)

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