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American author George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize American author George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize
- October 18, 2017

Six novels are contending for the 50,000 pound ($66,000) prize, including Saunders' tale of Abraham Lincoln and his dead son and US novelist Paul Auster's quadruple coming-of-age story "4321". This year's Man Booker Prize shortlist pitted three United States and three British writers against one another. "It is a room full of believers in the word, in beauty and ambiguity and in trying to see the other person's point of view, even when that is hard". (more...)
The Pussycat Dolls Was a The Pussycat Dolls Was a "Prostitution Ring", Says Former Member Kaya Jones
- October 18, 2017

In an explosive series of tweets, she said group members had to "sleep with whoever" they were told to and were "mentally broken" by their handlers. Kaya Jones Tweet about being in all-girl group sparked massive outrage. Antin is especially incensed that Jones would bring up former G.R.L. member Simone Battle's suicide , saying it's not just "nasty", but it's unfathomable and disrespectful to everyone who works towards suicide prevention and awareness. (more...)
Bow Wow corrects those who joke on him for Death Row tweet Bow Wow corrects those who joke on him for Death Row tweet
- October 18, 2017

Dre , Snoop Dogg , Suge Knight, 2Pac and more. People took notice, however, that the picture also displays the rapper conveniently photoshopped into the center of the image. In response, Bow replied that he had been on Death Row since he was 6. Death Row legend, Kurupt wrote Bow Wow's first rap record, "After 3", which was supposed to be on the Murder Was the Case soundtrack. (more...)
Boxer Mikaela Lauren kisses Cecilia Braekhus during face-off Boxer Mikaela Lauren kisses Cecilia Braekhus during face-off
- October 18, 2017

But she saw the amusing side, bursting out laughing and telling her Swedish opponent, "I haven't got that in a while". "I haven't got that in a while", Braekhus said, who boats a 31-0 professional record and will defend her WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO world titles on October 21 in Norway. (more...)
Blac Chyna Sues Entire Kardashian Family for Allegedly Getting 'Rob & Chyna' Canceled Blac Chyna Sues Entire Kardashian Family for Allegedly Getting 'Rob & Chyna' Canceled
- October 18, 2017

The Lashed Bar founder, 29, shared a sweet snap of her little lady rocking some new studs after a trip to the mall. Sources connected to E! denied the allegations to TMZ , claiming that Chyna refused to be in the same room as Rob, making it impossible to shoot another season. (more...)
'Project Runway' Star Mychael Knight Reportedly Dead At 39 'Project Runway' Star Mychael Knight Reportedly Dead At 39
- October 18, 2017

Born in Germany on April 11, 1978, Knight divided his childhood between Alabama and NY. "This is how we choose to remember his legacy". He went to Georgia Southern University for his undergraduate studies and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising in 2001. (more...)
Rishi Kapoor Shares His First Look From Mulk Rishi Kapoor Shares His First Look From Mulk
- October 18, 2017

Rishi Kapoor is all set to experiment with another interesting role in his next film, Mulk . Neena Gupta and Rishi Kapoor will share screen space for the first time. He looked very adorable in it. The plot of the story revolves around a joint family from a small town, which fights back to reclaim their honour after being dragged in a controversy. (more...)
Northam still ahead of Gillespie in latest CNU poll, but lead shrinking
- October 18, 2017

Just 24 percent of responders said the opposite, that they only trust Northam on crime. The Wason Center noted this was the first tracking poll in which Northam's share shrank as Gillespie's increased and was the first in which Northam's lead was within the poll's margin of error of 4.2 percent. (more...)
Merlin says revenue hit by weather, terror attacks Merlin says revenue hit by weather, terror attacks
- October 18, 2017

In recent weeks, media reports said Merlin expressed interest in buying SeaWorld - which Varney dismissed during the trading update by saying, "We were not engaged in buying that one". Merlin has also signed a multi-territory agreement with Entertainment One (eOne) to open Peppa Pig themed attractions and accommodation. "We also continue to face significant cost pressures, largely brought about by employment legislation, particularly in the United Kingdom". (more...)
Wilmington police investigating deaths in 3-story house Wilmington police investigating deaths in 3-story house
- October 18, 2017

She is being held on $2 million cash bail. At a news conference Tuesday, police say the boys' father, Victor Eppelle, who is now behind bars in York, Pa., has been notified of his sons' deaths. Front and Market streets around 9:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a woman smoking marijuana. Officers said after that call they rushed to the home and as they were going through the apartment they discovered the children's bodies in the bathtub. (more...)
The Flash motion poster for 'Justice League' released The Flash motion poster for 'Justice League' released
- October 18, 2017

These days, we've grown accustomed to motion posters, and this one plays on the idea of a hero's dual identity. The movie also features Amber Heard as Mera, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, as well as Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. (more...)
Roy Price resigns as Amazon Studios chief following sexual harassment allegation Roy Price resigns as Amazon Studios chief following sexual harassment allegation
- October 18, 2017

Price was suspended from the company five days ago following an accusation from an executive producer that Price sexually harassed her during San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. Over & over I said it. Amazon has two series in production with The Weinstein Company, which was Price's main venture at the company. "We are reviewing our options for our projects we have with the Weinstein Company", the statement added. (more...)
Nicole Kidman Finally Explains That Awkward Emmys Kiss with Alexander Skarsgard
- October 18, 2017

Alexander Skarsgard is congratulated by his co-star Nicole Kidman as her husband, Kiwi Keith Urban , looks on. You're not alone, and in a new interview with Graham Norton , she tries to cover her tracks. "And I gave Alex a congratulatory kiss and he's like a mannequin". "I've got an fantastic, supportive, gorgeous husband who I love more than anything in the world", she said. (more...)
'Game Of Thrones' star Lena Headey accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment 'Game Of Thrones' star Lena Headey accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment
- October 18, 2017

He ended up forcibly taking her downstairs and out of the hotel by the arm and Headey said she felt "powerless". The actress says that she never appeared in another Miramax film following the encounter, and assumed for years that she'd be in the clear after having shut him down so swiftly. (more...)
EA Is Shutting Down Visceral Games EA Is Shutting Down Visceral Games
- October 18, 2017

Söderlund has advised that development of the Star Wars title will be moved to various EA studios worldwide. It seems like "story-based, linear adventure game" is a death knell for a big non-console-manufacturing publisher heading into the future of the video game industry. (more...)
Netflix takes on the wild west in Godless teaser Netflix takes on the wild west in Godless teaser
- October 17, 2017

The teaser trailer welcomes you to "no-man's land" as a narrator ominously declares, "T'is a fearful thing to love what death can touch. Tis a human thing to love what death has touched". The seven-part limited series tells the story of well-known criminal Frank Griffin (Daniels) and his violent gang of outlaws who are thirsty for revenge against Roy Goode (O'Connell). (more...)
Sachin Tendulkar Appeals Twitter to Take Down Fake Accounts of His Children Sachin Tendulkar Appeals Twitter to Take Down Fake Accounts of His Children
- October 17, 2017

This led to a lot of controversy on Twitter and ultimately led to Sachin's comments. The former Indian cricketer then took to Twitter to clarify neither Arjun nor Sara have no Twitter accounts. "I appeal to the platforms to take corrective measures immediately". He even went on to recall his tweet in2014 when he had requested Twitter to pull down the fake accounts. (more...)
Black Panther Releases New Trailer Black Panther Releases New Trailer
- October 17, 2017

Also, massive shout-out to Vince Staples on the soundtrack - so immersive. As we learned from the previous trailer, Black Panther , played by Chadwick Boseman , is the heir to Wakanda, a wealthy and technologically advanced African nation that is under threat from various outside forces. (more...)
Riz Ahmed in talks to play Hamlet in Netflix show
- October 17, 2017

Riz Ahmed will sign a deal to star in Netflix's Hamlet , reports Deadline . The project will be written by Mike Lesslie , who penned the well-received Macbeth re-imagining and the not-so-well-received Assassins Creed . (Even if the title Netflix's Hamlet itself is a bit questionable.) It will take place in contemporary London, a place of "economic and political uncertainty", Deadline reported-that is, basically real-life London, a place Ahmed, a native Londoner, knows quite well. (more...)
Joe Jonas Engaged To 'Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner Joe Jonas Engaged To 'Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner
- October 17, 2017

And the 21-year-old actress has been trying to keep her relationship as private as possible. The dark-haired hunk has previously dated a string of famous women, including the likes of Gigi Hadid and Demi Lovato . The DNCE frontman reportedly began dating Turner around one year ago, when they were spotted celebrating Halloween together and hanging out with Nick Jonas. (more...)

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