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'Empowered' gymnast in Sports Illustrated 'Empowered' gymnast in Sports Illustrated
- February 15, 2018

The last time I was on this particular carpet was me on the cover, being the first black girl. Marciano has denied Upton's allegations. Upton, 25, believes change was necessary in the modelling industry to make it a safer environment and suggested the best way to achieve that is for women to keep speaking out. (more...)
Cobra Kai Teaser: Daniel and Johnny Return in YouTube's Karate Kid Revival Cobra Kai Teaser: Daniel and Johnny Return in YouTube's Karate Kid Revival
- February 15, 2018

But these days, Daniel is a peaceful family man who owns a successful auto dealership while Johnny is trying to introduce the heartless ways of the Cobra Kai to a new generation when he reopens the dojo. The first-ever footage of Cobra Kai , a YouTube Red 10-episode half-hour comedy series set 30 years after The Karate Kid Part III, has arrived. (more...)
Ready Player One 'Come With Me' Trailer Focuses On Real-World Threat Ready Player One 'Come With Me' Trailer Focuses On Real-World Threat
- February 15, 2018

In previous trailers we saw characters and items from the games Overwatch, King Kong , and Street Fighter , and from films like Iron Giant and Back to the Future . J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, Win Morisaki and Philip Zhao. You can watch the first official-trailer below. Ready Player One will hit theaters on March 29, 2018 . (more...)
Gunman kills 17 in Florida high school Valentine's Day shooting Gunman kills 17 in Florida high school Valentine's Day shooting
- February 15, 2018

Two died from their injuries at the hospital. "I think we spoke with you in the past about a complaint that you made about someone making a comment on your YouTube channel", an agent said in a voicemail to the MS resident. Wednesday and law enforcement was already at the scene. Student Jaime Guttenburg has also been identified as a victim, according to Local 10 News . (more...)
Rio carnival dancers shine at epic samba parade Rio carnival dancers shine at epic samba parade
- February 15, 2018

In doing so, the samba school's procession along the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, the purpose-built parade runway in downtown Rio de Janeiro , was marked by representations of rural slave labor, slave trafficking, informal work and recalling "the Mulato", the first newspaper published by Black people in Brazil in 1833. (more...)
NXT: Baszler beats Moon, but doesn't walk away women's champion NXT: Baszler beats Moon, but doesn't walk away women's champion
- February 15, 2018

Dunne with a forearm to the elbow on the ring steps. Strong pulls Dunne off the top for a backrbeaker, but Dunne gets free and gets two on a sitout powerbomb. Here's Aleister Black in a suit for a chat. It has put him face to face with the sensation. Now there is a devil on his back. After last week's interview, it appears NXT newcomer and overall bad-ass Shayna Baszler will be challenging Ember Moon for the NXT Women's Championship. (more...)
Ciara Reveals First Photos of Daughter Sienna Ciara Reveals First Photos of Daughter Sienna
- February 15, 2018

She was dressed in a slinky golden silk dress as she carried the little girl in and out of the makeup chair. The newest addition to Cici and Russell Wilson's family made her grand debut on the singer's brand new TradeMe app. "If I could put out my prayer list and it come true for you. I ask that you live minus all potential limitations and genuinely make its best", the letter proceeded. (more...)
Blac Chyna adds Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner to lawsuit Blac Chyna adds Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner to lawsuit
- February 15, 2018

A few months back, Chyna compared her process of leaving the Kardashian family to that of leaving the controversial Church of Scientology. According to Chyna, she claims that the Kardashian ladies conspired to have her reality show with her ex, Rob & Chyna nixed from E! and dropped from the network's line up. (more...)
America's 18 school shootings in the first 44 days of 2018 America's 18 school shootings in the first 44 days of 2018
- February 15, 2018

He said a suspect is in custody. Another victim was on the street, and two people died at the hospital. "He got kicked out of school a year ago", said Bonilla. Specifically, they want legislation on tighter gun control . Investigators inspect social media publications of the suspect and find "very disturbing" materials, the sheriff added. (more...)
Lil Pump Arrested for Firing Gun Inside His Home Lil Pump Arrested for Firing Gun Inside His Home
- February 15, 2018

Upon responding to the initial call, cops reportedly discovered a single bullet hole in the front door of Pump's home. Pump's manager wasn't at the rapper's house but ended up reporting it to police. Lil Pump has been arrested for discharging a weapon in an inhabited place. Pump is now held inside of a juvenile detention hall but his team is still saying that there were three men trying to break in. (more...)
Florida high school shooting kills 17 Florida high school shooting kills 17
- February 15, 2018

Jamie's parents were among scores of desperate, panicked relatives seeking information about their daughter on social media . The suspect reportedly fled school grounds, and was able to escape by blending in with other students who were running to safety. (more...)
Black Panther: Everything you need to know about the Chadwick Boseman film Black Panther: Everything you need to know about the Chadwick Boseman film
- February 15, 2018

From Iron Man to Captain America, Star-Lord to Black Widow and Spider-Man to Hulk they have given us a plethora of characters to enjoy while watching them save the world. Meanwhile, Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaue appears with a new villain, Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger, Marvel's most relatable villain to date, ripe with 2018 baggage. (more...)
Thirteenth Doctor Comic to Arrive this Autumn Thirteenth Doctor Comic to Arrive this Autumn
- February 15, 2018

Fans got their first glimpse at the thirteenth incarnation of the hero at the end of the 2017 Christmas Special, Twice Upon A Time , which saw Peter, 59, retiring from his stint as the Last of the Time Lords. That said, there's no additional information about how the comic series will fit into or alongside the show, nor have there been any hints as to what kinds of stories await Thirteen in her comic book travels. (more...)
Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One gets a retro-style poster Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One gets a retro-style poster
- February 15, 2018

A new poster has been released for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One , and while the film itself promises to be filled with pop culture references throughout, Tye Sheridan's pose and the inclusion of the Delorean auto immediately bring back memories of the classic poster for the 1985 film Back to the Future . (more...)
Video showing 'demonic child' screaming through 8 hour flight goes viral Video showing 'demonic child' screaming through 8 hour flight goes viral
- February 15, 2018

New York City artist Shane Townley recorded the ordeal and uploaded the video to YouTube, titling it, "Demonic child screams and runs through an 8 hour flight from Germany to Newark". The child is still heard screaming. One disgruntled passenger filmed the "nightmare" flight, noting the "demonic" way the child screamed. People watching the video weren't on the kids' side, arguing that the kid and his parents should have been booted off the flight for the good of everyone else. (more...)
Winter Olympics: A day-by-day account Winter Olympics: A day-by-day account
- February 15, 2018

Here are some of the recent highlights as the first full week of events begins. White, Chloe Kim , Jamie Anderson and Red Gerard have locked up all four snowboarding titles for America so far in Pyeongchang . And the US has rebounded vs. From Adam Rippon , the first openly gay American figure skater to go to the Olympics , to Mira Nagasu, who was cheered for landing the triple axel , there are plenty of athletes to keep an eye on at the Winter Olympic Games . (more...)
Dallas students surprised with free showing of Marvel's Black Panther
- February 15, 2018

Ross, add to the main game's roster of over 200 Super Heroes and Super Villains". He got particularly emotional talking about his relationship with two young cancer patients, who died before the film's release. FOREST WHITAKER ON THE GENIUS OF DIRECTOR RYAN COOGLER: "His films always have some message about the depth of humanity, bringing out the voices of people of color while finding the universal connection that brings us together as one..." The film has been in the news for a ... (more...)
George RR Martin confirms release schedule of latest ASOIAF installment George RR Martin confirms release schedule of latest ASOIAF installment
- February 15, 2018

In other words, Martin is now focused on finishing Volume 1 of Fire & Blood in 2018, then going back and Winds of Winter , then continuing on to Volume 2 after that's done. 'Abridged versions of some of those pieces appeared as " The Princess and the Queen ", " The Rogue Prince ", and " The Sons of the Dragon ", but these are the full versions, together with some chapters that have never appeared anywhere'. (more...)
South African President, Zuma, resigns South African President, Zuma, resigns
- February 15, 2018

Ramaphosa was sworn in as the new president by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who also presided over the election. Meanwhile, there was no immediate response from Zuma to an announcement Tuesday by the ruling African National Congress party that the president must leave office. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra allegedly sues Nirav Modi for defrauding her Priyanka Chopra allegedly sues Nirav Modi for defrauding her
- February 15, 2018

Priyanka Chopra , who has become an global sensation, had shot for a Nirav Modi's jewels campaign a year ago. "She and her team had blamed him for non-payments for their endorsement deals", said a statement from PeeCee's spokesperson. These two are not the only known faces in Nirav Modi ad campaigns. A-listers from Hollywood like Kate Winslet and Dakota Johnson wore his brand to the red carpet of award shows. (more...)
No local chefs included in James Beard Foundation Awards No local chefs included in James Beard Foundation Awards
- February 15, 2018

A list of semifinalists have been selected from more than 20,000 online entries in 21 categories and in ten different regions of the United States, representing a wide range of culinary talent from best new restaurants , outstanding bar programs , bakers, chefs and rising star chefs (aged 30 or younger). (more...)
So, Amy Schumer Got Married On Tuesday So, Amy Schumer Got Married On Tuesday
- February 15, 2018

Jennifer Aniston , Jennifer Lawrence , Jake Gyllenhaal , David Spade , and Larry David were all reportedly in attendance, and a comedian officiated the wedding, though we're not sure which of Schumer's famous friends did the honors. To catch you up: Fischer is a chef and cookbook author from a magical place called Beetlebung Farm on Martha's Vineyard. "Everyone was having a good time". (more...)
Tallon Griekspoor in Rotterdam Open tennis Tallon Griekspoor in Rotterdam Open tennis
- February 15, 2018

The Swiss fifth seed slumped to another surprise defeat by an outsider, after losing in the Australian Open second round to Tennys Sandgren. But Dutchman Griekspoor delighted the home fans by moving into a 3-0 lead in the second before forcing a decider, which he subsequently dominated to record an astonishing 4-6 6-3 6-2 triumph. (more...)
Wendy Williams gives fans a health update after canceling shows Wendy Williams gives fans a health update after canceling shows
- February 15, 2018

Today's Valentine's Day episode, which featured Taye Diggs as the guest, was abruptly canceled Tuesday (Feb. 14) because Williams was ill. Pictured: Williams poses in the VIP Lounge during the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (more...)
Frank Ocean celebrates Valentine's Day with Moon River cover Frank Ocean celebrates Valentine's Day with Moon River cover
- February 15, 2018

Ocean has shared his take on " Moon River ", which was written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer , and originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's . Posted above a caption that says simply "In the late nite", the song is spare instrumentally - featuring just a gentle electric guitar and some atmospheric keyboards - but elaborate vocally, with multiple overlapping overdubs of Ocean's voice woven together. (more...)