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Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube combines Alexa and hands-free streaming Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube combines Alexa and hands-free streaming
- June 09, 2018

You can ask Alexa about weather, the Cube will answer using the built-in speaker, However, if you say "Alexa, play Stranger Things", it will turn on the TV, and pull up the show from Netflix . The new Amazon Fire TV Cube will play nice with a number of popular set-top boxes from various providers such as DirecTV, Dish, and Comcast, aiming to cover more than 90 percent of cable subscribers in the United States, according to Amazon. (more...)
Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death Twitter reacts to news of Anthony Bourdain’s death
- June 09, 2018

Emmy Award-winning TV personality, chef and author Anthony Bourdain reveals details of plans for his worldwide food market in New York City at the Singapore World Street Food Congress in this file picture taken on April 9, 2015. "Those amusing cat videos can't keep someone alive, but they can calm people down to then use other coping strategies", she says. However, data shows more Nevadans under the age of 18 committed suicide this year already, compared to all of last year. (more...)
Girlfriend Asia Argento remembers Anthony Bourdain's 'brilliant, fearless spirit' and other tributes
- June 09, 2018

Bourdain was found unresponsive in his hotel room in the Alsace region of eastern France by his great friend, French chef Eric Ripart. In a statement released by the show's network CNN , it was reported that he committed suicide. "It helped bring our family out from living in one room in Flushing to living the American dream", Wang said of being featured. "I looked at him in the eyes and said, this is something we will always be thankful for, Tony", Wang wrote . (more...)
Man found dead in auto at Bonnaroo Man found dead in auto at Bonnaroo
- June 09, 2018

It is the only fatality so far at the festival, authorities said. The victim was identified as Michael Donivan Craddock Jr., 32, of Mount Juliet. In a statement, Bonnaroo organisers said: "The safety of our patrons is our highest priority and our sympathies go out to his family and friends". (more...)
Matt Lauer Ruled Fit to Keep Ownership of New Zealand Estate Matt Lauer Ruled Fit to Keep Ownership of New Zealand Estate
- June 09, 2018

A different source insisted that Lauer and his former producer Kosofsky only discussed "his kids" and did not talk about him heading for the hills - or anywhere else. Under New Zealand law, foreign buyers of sensitive land are required to meet a number of conditions to get consent including that they "must continue to be of good character" - a condition listed in the February 2016 notice of the OIO's decision in Lauer's case. (more...)
Country singer Walker Hayes' newborn dies after birth Country singer Walker Hayes' newborn dies after birth
- June 09, 2018

Hayes was nominated for breakthrough video of the year for his video for " You Broke Up With Me " during Wednesday's CMT Awards and was scheduled to perform at the awards show in Nashville. Walker said: 'Everybody thinks I'm insane having six kids and chasing this dream'. They are my favourite things about life. They're all so attractive and incredible, and watching them grow is the best thing I get to do on earth'. (more...)
The Queen has successful cataract operation The Queen has successful cataract operation
- June 09, 2018

The Queen was treated at the King Edward VII hospital in central London - the same hospital which carried out the hip replacement operation on her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in early April. Unlike her daughter, she spent the night in the King Edward VII Hospital. This week she attended a demonstration put on by medical detection dogs at Buckingham Palace with The Duchess of Cornwall. (more...)
It's here, it's finally here - the first trailer for 'Halloween' It's here, it's finally here - the first trailer for 'Halloween'
- June 09, 2018

While there is plenty of good to be found in some of those sequels, specifically in movies like Halloween II and Halloween H20, it's tough to think of where to go with it. Yet this poster for the Halloween 2018 sequel - standing as the eleventh film overall - seems to convey an "Old Man Logan " kind of vibe, nearly akin to 2017's Logan , teasing the end of the road for a beleaguered character... (more...)
Hilary Duff Pregnant With Baby No. 2 Hilary Duff Pregnant With Baby No. 2
- June 09, 2018

Duff and the singer have dated on-and-off for a few years, most recently getting back together in October . Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma made their relationship red-carpet official on January 28, 2017, but they were hot and cold after that. (more...)
HBO: Game of Thrones' Prequel Series Order HBO: Game of Thrones' Prequel Series Order
- June 09, 2018

The series will reportedly be set " thousands of years" before Game of Thrones , at the crucial moment in Westeros history known as the Age of Heroes (a period full of such great deeds that some Westerosi dismiss them as fairy tales), when numerous great houses of the kingdom were established, descends into "its darkest hour". (more...)
Kanye West and Kid Cudi Drop 'Kids See Ghosts' Album Kanye West and Kid Cudi Drop 'Kids See Ghosts' Album
- June 08, 2018

And while Cudi's manager Dennis Cummings announced on Twitter that there will be a listening party - it will be in Los Angeles, not Wyoming, and presumably the flown-in guest list will be minimal. Interestingly, what's been immediately clear with Ghosts is that the overall reception will likely be much more generally unanimous, as West sounds more lyrically focused here than on the majority of Ye. (more...)
Roseanne Barr Shares Cryptic Tweets About Roseanne Barr Shares Cryptic Tweets About "Making Restitution" for Her Actions
- June 08, 2018

Ever since she posted that infamous racist Tweet , Roseanne Barr has extended a few apologies and has expressed her regret, but has also continued to like and Retweet other conversations defending her statements. The spinoff would include numerous show's key cast members including Goodman, Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf , as well as showrunner Helford and a majority of the reboot's writing staff. (more...)
ABC Defends Priyanka Chopra Over Indian Criticism Of ‘Quantico’ Plot ABC Defends Priyanka Chopra Over Indian Criticism Of ‘Quantico’ Plot
- June 08, 2018

An episode of ABC's Quantico featuring a terror plot involving Indian nationalists has resulted in backlash against the drama series' star Priyanka Chopra , a Bollywood star in India . This is the final season of Quantico . The show picked up three years later from where it left off last season and has even taken Kerry Washington's Scandal slot. (more...)
Matthew Vaughn Plans ‘Kick-Ass’ Reboot & ‘Kingsman’ Spinoff, Launches Marv Studios
- June 08, 2018

The director hinted that Patience Lee, the African-American single mom who assumes the vigilante mantle in the most recent Mark Millar comics, could take center stage in the movie. What do you think about the news of more Kick-Ass and Kingsman movies? Vaughn also directed and co-wrote Kingsman: The Secret Service, the 2014 action spy comedy about the recruitment of young Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton) into a secret spy organization. (more...)
Trailer for ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ Trailer for ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’
- June 08, 2018

The clip also sees Williams addressing his fear of abandonment that stemmed from his childhood, and includes a discussion of his drug use and voicemails he left for friends, including Crystal. "Stand-up is survival", he explains. "My father didn't always feel like he was succeeding, but he was the most successful person I know", he says. I saw this at Sundance, and while it is deeply moving and heartfelt, it's a more straightforward doc and not as clever or unique as I was hoping. (more...)
Netflix’s Castlevania Series Will Be Getting a Third Season Netflix’s Castlevania Series Will Be Getting a Third Season
- June 08, 2018

The eight-episode second season picks up where the the first ended, with Belmont allying himself with both Alucard and Sypha Belnades to bring an end to Dracula's reign of terror on the people of Wallachia. The relationship between Dracula's son Adrian Tepes and Trevor Belmont becomes even stronger as they unite to fight against their common foe. The news was revealed by Richard Armitage, the actor who voices main protagonist Trevor Belmont. (more...)
Days after meeting with Kim Kardashian, Trump commutes great-grandmother's sentence Days after meeting with Kim Kardashian, Trump commutes great-grandmother's sentence
- June 08, 2018

Watch " CNN Tonight" at 10 p.m. ET Thursday for Van Jones' exclusive interview with Kim Kardashian West on her reaction to President Donald Trump's commutation of Alice Marie Johnson . "She immediately felt it", Kardashian said of Ivanka Trump . Johnson had applied for clemency three times under the Obama administration but was repeatedly denied. (more...)
Rep For David And Victoria Beckham Speaks Out On Divorce Rumours Rep For David And Victoria Beckham Speaks Out On Divorce Rumours
- June 08, 2018

E! News has reached out to the couple's rep for additional comment. "There is no statement due, no divorce, and a lot of Chinese whispers and fake social media news". The couple were among the guests when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex married last month and the stylish stars are offering up the clothes they wore on the big day via online fundraising platform Omaze to raise money for the families caught up in the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester past year. (more...)
Premier League agree historic winter break Premier League agree historic winter break
- June 08, 2018

Per BBC Sport , a staggered break for the 20 clubs in the English top flight will mean no weekend is empty of fixtures, as a full gameweek will be played across two weekends, five on the first and five on the second. This substantial increase on prize money will benefit all participating clubs at every stage of the world's oldest domestic cup competition. We have also found a way to give the players a much needed mid-season break, whilst keeping the much-loved Christmas schedule in place. (more...)
Halloween Reboot Trailer Is Here, And It's Terrifying
- June 08, 2018

Actress Curtis , one of Hollywood's original Scream Queens , once revealed Halloween's biggest selling point: the scares it delivers. What did you think of the new trailer? Halloween , directed by David Gordon Green and produced by John Carpenter , is released by Blumhouse (the company behind Truth or Dare ). (more...)
Anthony Bourdain dead at age 61, CNN says Anthony Bourdain dead at age 61, CNN says
- June 08, 2018

According to the cable news network , Bourdain was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France Friday by close friend and French chef Eric Ripert . But he first shot to widespread fame in 2000, after releasing a best-selling book called Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which offered a behind-the-scenes look at the world of haute cuisine. (more...)
Anthony Bourdain, Famed Food Critic, Dead at 61 Anthony Bourdain, Famed Food Critic, Dead at 61
- June 08, 2018

CNN reports Bourdain was filming in France at the time of his death and was discovered Friday morning in his hotel room by friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert. Since premiering in 2013, the program has won 5 Emmy awards, and a Peabody. "We ask very simple questions: What makes you happy?" What do you like to cook? His death comes three days after American designer Kate Spade, who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags, was found dead in her NY apartment of suicide on Tuesday. (more...)
TOOTHLESS Makes a Love Connection in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TOOTHLESS Makes a Love Connection in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
- June 08, 2018

The first two films spent an inordinate amount of time tearing Hiccup away from his beloved Toothless dragon and tossing the Night Fury into life-threatening peril. Hiccup is now the leader of the Vikings, while Toothless gets a girlfriend in the form of a Light Fury. And yet it looks good, and Toothless is somehow even more adorable than usual. (more...)
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper share romance in 'A Star is Born' Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper share romance in 'A Star is Born'
- June 08, 2018

Gaga praised the film and Cooper previous year while she was working on it and once the trailer was officially released she took to Instagram to thank her co-star and director for believing in her and championing her for this first major movie role. (more...)
Pippa Middleton confirms pregnancy Pippa Middleton confirms pregnancy
- June 08, 2018

It's official: Pippa Middleton has confirmed she's pregnant with her and James Matthews's first child in a fitness column she wrote for Waitrose Weekend, a publication associated with the British grocer. Extreme sickness put the Duchess in hospital during her first pregnancy and forced her to pull out of a number of events. The sporty Brit said that despite "loads" of research, has struggled to find a comprehensive guide to exercising while pregnant. (more...)

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