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Outlaw King: first trailer for Chris Pine's Netflix drama Outlaw King: first trailer for Chris Pine's Netflix drama
- August 21, 2018

The Pitch: When Robert the Bruce , the King of Scots, is declared an outlaw by the King of England, the Scotsman declares war on his colonial overlords. Both Edward I and Edward II will have roles in Outlaw King , with the former played by Stephen Dillane and the latter played by Billy Howle . I mean, it's serviceable and not as distracting as say, Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves , but it's clear that Pine's accent work is not his best suit. (more...)
First lady Melania Trump speaks out against cyberbullying First lady Melania Trump speaks out against cyberbullying
- August 20, 2018

Grisham also commented on another reporter's post about the summit. 'It's a honest campaign meant to help children w the many issues they face today, ' Grisham wrote in response. 'When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out. "Let's face it", she said. (more...)
Melania Trump keeps straight face as she attacks ‘destructive and harmful’ cyberbullies
- August 20, 2018

CNN contributor Kate Andersen Brower agreed with Harlow that she was struck by Melania's mention of "some adults" who engage in cyberbullying as "a veiled message to her husband". "By listening to children's ideas and concerns, I believe adults will be better able to help them navigate these often hard topics", Trump said, while also saying: "But we still need to do all we can to provide them with information and tools for successful and safe online habits". (more...)
Chainz ties the knot and Kanye West’s shoes steal the show Chainz ties the knot and Kanye West’s shoes steal the show
- August 20, 2018

In a bold fashion move, West paired an elegant Louis Vuitton-monogrammed neo-mint suit with an ill-fitting pair of YEEZY slides. The beauty mogul and Keeping up with the Kardashians star stunned in a neon green latex midi dress with a thigh slit and python print heels from Gianvito Rossi. (more...)
Tesla shares nosediving as Elon Musk's privatization plans leave market unimpressed Tesla shares nosediving as Elon Musk's privatization plans leave market unimpressed
- August 20, 2018

Still, the Tesla CEO responded to the letter with a tweet in which he said that Ford Motor Co. and Tesla are the only two American vehicle companies to avoid bankruptcy. The billionaire told the Times that no one at Tesla reviewed his tweet, which he said he typed while driving himself to the airport. Musk told the Times that he often faces a choice of insomnia or taking Ambien, a sedative used as a temporary treatment to sleep problems. (more...)
Aretha honoured at father's Baptist Church Sunday service Aretha honoured at father's Baptist Church Sunday service
- August 20, 2018

What would Aretha want here?' " said Mason, a producer for the project. In 1977, Franklin sang for Jimmy Carter at the Kennedy Center the night before his inauguration. "I thought it was really cool and a really special thing for us students to get to do because they easily could've hired professionals from Chicago or Saint Louis", Shaw said. (more...)
Netflix Testing Content Promos Between Episodes Netflix Testing Content Promos Between Episodes
- August 20, 2018

Those auto-playing video previews weren't met with fanfare, though, and the prospect of Netflix ads doesn't seem to be either, even if they are skippable and for original Netflix content. Many threatened to quit Netflix if the company adds commercials. "We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster", Netflix explained in a statement on Friday. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: Manchester United made big mistakes against Brighton Jose Mourinho: Manchester United made big mistakes against Brighton
- August 20, 2018

Mourinho , though, refused to single out any of his players for particular criticism , saying he had learned from being "too honest, too open in my analysis" in the past. Today was a bad performance from all of us and it's wrong we lose points today. But its rich that he is talking about class, I am specifically thinking of some of the spats with Arsene Wenger, that wasn't very classy. (more...)
Asia Argento Reportedly Made a Deal With Own Sexual Assault Accuser Asia Argento Reportedly Made a Deal With Own Sexual Assault Accuser
- August 20, 2018

A new Times report details the allegations leveled against Argento - who dated Anthony Bourdain before his death - by former child actor Jimmy Bennett . At the Cannes Film Festival's Closing Ceremony earlier this year, Argento spoke about Weinstein, saying, "In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes". (more...)
It Turns Out Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves Might Actually Be Married
- August 20, 2018

If you want more unexpected romance from the pair (this time in San Luis Obispo, Calif., rather than Romania), they can be seen as misanthropic wedding guests who find a reluctant connection in Destination Wedding , hitting theaters August 31. (more...)
Man United haven't been this bad since the 80s, according to Souness Man United haven't been this bad since the 80s, according to Souness
- August 20, 2018

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City were not "disrespectful" in their "All or Nothing" documentary series following criticism from Jose Mourinho . "You can not buy class, I agree with Jose, we can not buy class", he said. 'They had more hunger than us. Mourinho said: "You know, a movie without me doesn't sell much". (more...)
Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Earns $126 On Opening Day Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Earns $126 On Opening Day
- August 20, 2018

It is by far the lowest career box office performance of Spacey's career. Indie film distributor Vertical Entertainment announced in June that the movie would be granted a limited release in US cinemas despite the sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey . (more...)
Henry Golding & 'Crazy Rich Asians' Stars Say Their Film Is 'For Everyone'! Henry Golding & 'Crazy Rich Asians' Stars Say Their Film Is 'For Everyone'!
- August 19, 2018

She has a way with people that makes everybody feel so important. That's the sort of person that she is, you know? Naruse is now a professor of English at Tulane University. She went on to give details about how she ended up being part of the "Real Crazy Rich Asians " video. "I think Asian Americans, because they're contextualizing themselves as minorities, are not remembering that they're a minority in one of the most powerful countries in the world". (more...)
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make their engagement official Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make their engagement official
- August 19, 2018

Jonas". Also, in case you're wondering, Nick's oldest brother Kevin Jonas shared the image as well, albeit on his Instagram story, with the caption "Congratulations @nickjonas @ priyankachopra! ". "Bravo", commented Modern Family star Sofia Vergara . Nick had met Priyanka's family in June and even spent quality time with them in Goa. (more...)
Backstage News On Ronda Rousey's Opponent For WWE Evolution Backstage News On Ronda Rousey's Opponent For WWE Evolution
- August 19, 2018

Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE is planning a main event for Evolution that will bring not only a ton of mainstream attention, but it will also give Rousey a dream match as she carries on with the beginning of her WWE career. (more...)
Kevin Spacey film Billionaire Boys Club makes just £98 on opening day
- August 19, 2018

The film comes after Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance against him when he was 14. Billionaire Boys Club has already hit VOD. Indie film distributor Vertical Entertainment announced in June that the movie would be granted a limited release in US cinemas despite the sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey . (more...)
Stormy Daniels walks out of UK's Celebrity Big Brother Stormy Daniels walks out of UK's Celebrity Big Brother
- August 19, 2018

But on Thursday night she failed to enter the CBB house. "They insisted she conduct herself in a certain way - they attempted to control her and produce a certain result, which she did not feel comfortable with". When asked to comment on reports from an "insider" that she quit after demanding extra money, Mr Avenatti said: "Complete b******t". She told viewers that a custody battle in the U.S. (more...)
Backstreet Boys cancel concert after storm injures 14 fans waiting outside Backstreet Boys cancel concert after storm injures 14 fans waiting outside
- August 19, 2018

WinStar spokeswoman Kym Koch Thompson said that around 150 people in line "did not heed staff's warnings". Before the gig, band member Kevin Richardson tweeted they were expecting 12,000 punters at the sold out performance. "We have been looking forward to a great show with the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees for many months", the statement said. As news spread the gig wasn't going ahead following the storm, and fans were injured, the band took to their respective accounts to wish ... (more...)
Deepika Padukone not invited to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas engagement party? Deepika Padukone not invited to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas engagement party?
- August 19, 2018

So, it came as a bit of a surprise, or should that read a bit of a shock to learn that Ranveer was invited to PC and Nick Jonas' engagement party last night, but Deepika wasn't. Jonas". Nick is believed to have proposed to Priyanka with a Tiffany ring in London on her birthday, July 18. First I'm blessed with an incredible future brother-in-law, and now such an handsome, inside and out, future sister-in-law. (more...)
Alonso's late strike gives Chelsea win over Arsenal in thriller Alonso's late strike gives Chelsea win over Arsenal in thriller
- August 19, 2018

I enjoyed the match for 75 minutes, not in the other 15. "I am sure Eden will be with us for this season". And if we press very high, we are able to do well. "We did very well for 75 minutes but inside that, 15 minutes [when Arsenal scored twice] were frightful". Morata's fourth goal in 2018 was another positive for Chelsea , but Sarri believes there is more to come from the Spain worldwide. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Celebrate Engagement In Mumbai Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Celebrate Engagement In Mumbai
- August 19, 2018

Jonas is reported to have arrived in Mumbai with his parents on Thursday to attend the ceremony. Later, Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram and posted a photo of them hugging each other. " Priyanka's ring is a high quality cushion cut weighing around 4 carats", Andrew Brown , president of WP Diamonds told E! Her engagement to US-based 25-year-old singer Nick Jonas is a talking affair in tinsel town. (more...)
Grand Story-Teller V.S. Naipaul Dies in London Grand Story-Teller V.S. Naipaul Dies in London
- August 19, 2018

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul - Vidia to those who knew him - was born on August 17, 1932 in Trinidad, a descendant of impoverished Indians shipped to the West Indies as bonded labourers. Years before the September 11, 2001 attacks, Naipaul devoted attention to Islamic radicalism in books including " Among the Believers " and "Beyond Belief". (more...)
Disney Won't Re-Hire James Gunn For Guardians 3 Disney Won't Re-Hire James Gunn For Guardians 3
- August 18, 2018

After the meeting, it was decided that Gunn would not be reinstated. It is understood that Horn chose to take the meeting "to clear the air" with Gunn. Bautista has been extremely vocal in his support for Gunn and his frustration with Gunn's firing. Gunn and his agents worked hard in persuading Horn and the company to give the director another chance. (more...)
Netflix is Testing Video Promotions Between TV Episodes Netflix is Testing Video Promotions Between TV Episodes
- August 18, 2018

Netflix's tests now show personalized video content with recommendations on what to watch next. At Netflix, we conduct hundreds of tests every year so we can better understand what helps members more easily find something great to watch. The company has responded saying that it is a limited test being run on a small percentage of its global audience. Ultimately it's going to be user response - how many of these adverts get clicked on - that will determine whether the test gets rolled out as ... (more...)
Showtime Comments on Ruth Wilson's Exit from 'The Affair' Showtime Comments on Ruth Wilson's Exit from 'The Affair'
- August 18, 2018

Actress Ruth Wilson has left fans in suspense after revealing she wanted to leave hit TV drama The Affair but can't explain. The actress has done very few interviews about her character's death, which shocked viewers earlier this month, though she fueled speculation by telling CBS This Morning yesterday, "I did want to leave, but I'm not allowed to talk about why". (more...)

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