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Taylor Swift foils Despacito's run at breaking Billboard record Taylor Swift foils Despacito's run at breaking Billboard record
- September 06, 2017

Swift ended the 16-week streak at the top for Despacito , the reggaeton track by Puerto Rican pop star Luis Fonsi with rapper Daddy Yankee , whose remix featured pop celebrity Justin Bieber . With " LWYMMD ", Swift became the first woman of 2017 to reach the very top of the charts . And the cherry on top? The first single from "Red" - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - topped the chart, as did the "1989" lead track, "Shake It Off". (more...)
ANDY BRACK: Let's take a new middle road on Confederate monuments ANDY BRACK: Let's take a new middle road on Confederate monuments
- September 06, 2017

Alexander Stephens said he and his brother want the statue of their forebear moved to a museum "not to have it "wiped away" but to have it contextualized so that someone might actually learn something from it". They act more as a history lesson for where this country used to be rather than where it stands at the present time . I have pictures of my mom and I standing in front of the statue of Henry and Marion Bloch. (more...)
Vince McMahon's Smackdown Live Return Vince McMahon's Smackdown Live Return
- September 06, 2017

Owens continued to insult Shane McMahon , suggesting he does this insane stuff because dad doesn't give him enough attention. Kevin Owens continues to prove his point by injecting himself into the match of Sami Zayn and Aiden English last week. (more...)
Six relatives of singer Selena drowned in Hurricane Harvey, says her father Six relatives of singer Selena drowned in Hurricane Harvey, says her father
- September 06, 2017

Killed were Manuel Saldivar, 84, and his wife Belia, 81, and their four great-grand children: Daisy Saldivar, 6, Xavier Saldivar, 8, Dominic Saldivar, 14, and Devy Saldivar, 16. After climbing out of a window, he tried to rescue the others while holding onto a tree branch, but was unable to. "It's so unfair", the children's aunt, Esmeralda Saldivar, tearfully told the network . (more...)
Bat causes chaos in Irish couple's kitchen Bat causes chaos in Irish couple's kitchen
- September 06, 2017

But as the battle between man and bat continues, Tadh's mum watches on in hysterics - with her face pressed up against the kitchen door as she peers in. Then the camera switches to a woman nearly creepily looking in the door. "Did you get him?" At one point his mother could be seen looking through the window of a door to the kitchen. (more...)
American Horror Story: Cult Premiere Recap: American Horror Story: Cult Premiere Recap: "Election Night"
- September 06, 2017

Her wife, Ivy, seems to think Ally is losing touch with reality in the aftermath of the election, but there is evidence to suggest that Ally may be one of the sanest characters of the season. This season is promised to start off strong and end even stronger, whereas last season began with strong ideas and concepts, but ended with a silly finish. (more...)
Piyush Goyal takes charge as Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal takes charge as Minister of Railways
- September 06, 2017

Goyal said huge investments were made in three years which will definitely lead to development of railways. Prabhu has been my mentor for 20 years. Goyal, who was Minister of State with independent charge, held Coal and Power Ministry before his elevation. (more...)
Women Injured At Dragon Con Women Injured At Dragon Con
- September 06, 2017

However, if true, the incident would be a blemish on the popular science fiction, pop culture, and fantasy convention. "I feel this sharp pain and I thought maybe someone hit me with a water bottle. McDaniel has posted on her Facebook Sunday morning asking for anyone with information to come forwards. And we are proud of the Dragon Con attendees who stepped up quickly, realized the severity of the situation and provided immediate assistance. (more...)
Australian lamb ad comes under religious pressure Australian lamb ad comes under religious pressure
- September 06, 2017

The advertiser would be asked for its response to the complaints and a meeting to discuss banning the ad would be held within a fortnight, she said. Huggins said the advertisement not only portrayed the vegetarian Hindu God Ganesha eating meat, but put "Jesus Christ at the same table as L Ron Hubbard and trivialises one of Jesus's most attractive miracles". (more...)
Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky Make Their First Red Carpet Appearance Together Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky Make Their First Red Carpet Appearance Together
- September 06, 2017

Based on the initial reviews for the movie following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival , mother! is as much a showcase foremost for Lawrence as Black Swan was for Natalie Portman . It's a baroque nightmare that's about nothing but itself. The film's horror plays off everything from the grabby hordes of celebrity culture to the fear of Nazis and terrorists to - yes - what it means to be a mother (complete with the world's most ironic exclamation point). (more...)
Holger Czukay, Can bassist, dies at 79 Holger Czukay, Can bassist, dies at 79
- September 06, 2017

Construction workers who were on-site hadn't seen Czukay for several days and informed a neighbour, who discovered the multi-instrumentalist's body. According to a police report, his body was found inside his apartment, with both the cause and exact date of death now unknown. (more...)
Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes 'PDA' moments in Malibu Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes 'PDA' moments in Malibu
- September 06, 2017

The long-rumored couple were finally, officially photographed together in Malibu, Calif., on Monday, September 5, 2015. Probably not to this super-cute, hand-holding pair! Holmes wore a summery blue print dress as Jamie kept it casual in a T-shirt and Adidas tracksuit bottoms, with both of them wearing fedora hats and sunglasses. (more...)
Bond 25 plot details LEAKED: Daniel Craig's 007 to get married? Bond 25 plot details LEAKED: Daniel Craig's 007 to get married?
- September 06, 2017

Madeleine Swann, who was introduced in the previous film in the franchise titled Spectre . But exciting as that news is we are even more ecstatic to hear about a surprising plot twist that claims Bond will quit the secret service and marry the woman he loves. (more...)
Walter Becker, co-founder of Steely Dan - obituary Walter Becker, co-founder of Steely Dan - obituary
- September 06, 2017

When Steely Dan disbanded, Becker retreated to Maui and began growing avocados, while Fagen attempted a solo career. This, plus the group's prodigious work ethic, unwavering stylistic integrity, and far-spanning cultural appeal helped the group rise to stardom and remain there for decades after their inception. (more...)
Mum's outrage as banned Peppa Pig episode is aired Mum's outrage as banned Peppa Pig episode is aired
- September 06, 2017

Parents complained that it could fool children into picking up unsafe spiders, and parent company Nickelodeon has now removed it from Australian rotation. It's the popular cartoon, watched by millions of Aussie children . "They literally pick up the spider and go play with it". The channel initially refused to pull the episode, saying Mister Skinny Legs "did not look real". (more...)
Here's how to get free Chick-fil-A breakfast in September Here's how to get free Chick-fil-A breakfast in September
- September 06, 2017

The offer started on August 31 and ends September 30, and it's only available during breakfast hours at participating locations. It allows customers to place orders and skip lines when showing up at the store to pick them up. Chick-Fil-A is giving away free breakfast to certain customers. You can search or use the map. Head to the Chick-fil-A website to see all the details of this offer. (more...)
Watch Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf Fight in Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' Watch Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf Fight in Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird'
- September 06, 2017

Laurie Metcalf costars as her "scary and warm" mother, while Tracy Letts , Lucas Hedges , Timothée Chalamet, and Beanie Feldstein round out the cast. The writer/director has partnered up with A24 (possibly the most reliable studio working in the entertainment industry today) to release the film - and that, in combination with a reportedly stunning performance by Ronan as the film's lead, has helped the film to emerge as one of the more promising, wild card end-of-year awards contenders. (more...)
'Star Wars: Episode IX' director Colin Trevorrow steps down 'Star Wars: Episode IX' director Colin Trevorrow steps down
- September 06, 2017

Like Trank, Trevorrow's exit occurred before the movie started shooting. Was the underperformance of Trevorrow's latest film, The Book of Henry , to blame? Could The Book of Henry's failure have played a part in his parting ways with Lucasfilm? Back in June Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were let go from the production of the planned origin story of Han Solo , citing "creative differences" as the reason. (more...)
Taylor Swift to play halftime concert of CFP title game Taylor Swift to play halftime concert of CFP title game
- September 06, 2017

It is no surprise to us that Taylor Swift is, once again, singing about a failed relationship. Taylor Swift is one of the biggest artists in the world, and she will be taking her talents to the college football world next. " Ready for It " is a far cry from the record-setting numbers of "Look What You Made Do" which in a week's time has amassed over 280 million YouTube views for its music (217 million) and lyric (63 million) videos. (more...)
Stephen King inspired 'It' filmmakers to become storytellers
- September 06, 2017

It was a hard and daunting task for Muschietti, whose new adaptation comes 27 years after King's It was last adapted for the screen in what is now deemed an iconic role for Tim Curry as the demonic clown who terrorises the small town of Derry. (more...)
Corey Graves is Replacing JBL on Smackdown Live Commentary Corey Graves is Replacing JBL on Smackdown Live Commentary
- September 06, 2017

Layfield has been a commentator for many years after he retired his in-ring career back in 2009. That never materialized. JBL himself announced his departure on September 1 with a tweet stating that he would like to spend more time helping "at risk kids and communities". (more...)
Chris Pine to Play Robert F. Kennedy in Hulu Limited Series Chris Pine to Play Robert F. Kennedy in Hulu Limited Series
- September 06, 2017

Kennedy assassination limited series 11.22.63 helped usher in high-end original scripted programming on Hulu . Hulu is planning to adapt former Globie Larry Tye's well-reviewed biography of Robert F. His next movie will be the Disney reboot of A WRINKLE IN TIME with Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. The Co-creator of Netflix hit BLOODLINE , Todd E. (more...)
Drake has announced the dates for his 2017 Australian tour Drake has announced the dates for his 2017 Australian tour
- September 06, 2017

The hip-hop star, who is one of the world's biggest artists, will be performing a solitary concert at Auckland's Spark Arena on November 3. Despite the problems, Drake carried on and delivered an enchanting tour with appearances by Nicki Minaj , Travis Scott and Young Thug . (more...)
"There's Not Much Sleep" Prince William Speaks Out on Kate Middleton's Pregnancy
- September 06, 2017

Despite Kate's complications, William shared our sentiments about the royal family's new addition, calling the pregnancy "very good news" in what may be the understatement of the century. Prince William , Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge , Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at the Victoria Airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (more...)
Rap star Lil Wayne hospitalized after suffering seizures Rap star Lil Wayne hospitalized after suffering seizures
- September 06, 2017

My dad is doing fine everyone! "You guys are incredible", she wrote, and added, "Oh yeah... and don't believe everything you hear". In 2016, Wayne suffered another bout of seizures on a private flight to California. However, he was forced to cancel a scheduled appearance in Las Vegas . "I go to sleep and wake up in the hospital". Weezy has suffered seizures on a plane before, so flying to Vegas a day or two after his latest episode would have been worse than his last album. (more...)