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RIP Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens 1955 RIP Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens 1955
- December 13, 2017

On Saturday, DiNizio posted a lengthy update on Facebook and assured fans that he was receiving "the best medical care and attention possible to fix the damage done to my neck and back in my recent falls". "It beats picking up garbage, like I used to do". He also attempted - unsuccessfully - to run for the New Jersey Senate in 2000, with his efforts forming the subject of documentary Mr Smithereen Goes To Washington . (more...)
Nina Simone, Bon Jovi Tapped For 2018 Rock N' Roll HOF Inductions Nina Simone, Bon Jovi Tapped For 2018 Rock N' Roll HOF Inductions
- December 13, 2017

Our list count downs the 100 most overlooked acts that have been snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee and the voters. Their greatest hits' compilation was certified platinum last month when it topped 1 million units sold. (more...)
Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with United Kingdom royals Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with United Kingdom royals
- December 13, 2017

The move is a break in tradition, with Royal partners previously having to wait until they are married before being allowed to spend Christmas with the Queen and the rest of the family in Norfolk. Typically, hundreds of well-wishers gather along the route to the church to catch a glimpse of the Queen and other royals. Last month, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, the fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, who stars in the US.TV legal drama "Suits", announced their engagement with the ... (more...)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review Roundup: What Do The Critics Think? Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review Roundup: What Do The Critics Think?
- December 13, 2017

Kylo Ren, still licking his wounds from the last movie, says as much at least once. 'Star Wars': What Has Luke Skywalker Been Up To All This Time? By the end of The Force Awakens , those questions were answered. It leads to some of Luke's best moments in the entire series. Elsewhere, its humour can feel over-worked, even goofy; there are sight gags and one-liners, pratfalls and assorted bouts of clumsiness. (more...)
'Voice' semifinals pairs Chloe Kohanski with Noah Mac 'Voice' semifinals pairs Chloe Kohanski with Noah Mac
- December 13, 2017

Then Agen grabbed the second spot, followed by Simpson coming in third. This is the first time for Hudson to coach for The Voice , though earlier this year, she also had coaching duties on the United Kingdom version of the singing competition, in which her artist won. (more...)
Kissing competition held in Indian state to reduce divorce rates Kissing competition held in Indian state to reduce divorce rates
- December 13, 2017

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) has demanded the resignation of two Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLAs from the state assembly for reportedly organising a kissing competition for tribal couples during a fair in Pakur. Efforts are also being made to obtain the list of participants to check whether they were really married couples or not, he added. The average sex ratio of the village is 970, which is higher than the Jharkhand average of 948. (more...)
Roy Moore Spokesman Claims Lawmakers Must Swear On Christian Bible Roy Moore Spokesman Claims Lawmakers Must Swear On Christian Bible
- December 13, 2017

Moore, who is besieged by allegations of sexual misconduct, has said in the past that he believes homosexual conduct should be illegal, that Muslims shouldn't be allowed to serve in public office and that events such as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were divine retribution for increasing secularism and immorality in American society. (more...)
HOMELAND Season Seven To Premiere Sunday, February 11 HOMELAND Season Seven To Premiere Sunday, February 11
- December 13, 2017

The show bows on February 11th at 9 PM ET/PT on the premium cable network. The network announced that the show is now filming in Virginia. President Keen ( Elizabeth Marvel ) seems particularly paranoid (who can blame her?) and is putting her trust back into Saul ( Mandy Patinkin ). (more...)
Kevin Hart Admits He Felt Targeted After Extortion Scandal Kevin Hart Admits He Felt Targeted After Extortion Scandal
- December 13, 2017

Though she didn't seem to crack a smile, Parrish let her figure do the talking, flaunting her curves in a strapless La Perla ensemble with a Chanel purse. He quipped: "It's been very flattering. He'll literally sabotage it from the inside". The Doctor Who star defended her character's "child-sized clothes", saying , "I'd never take on a role that was truly gratuitous for no reason". (more...)
LAPD Opens New Investigation Into Roman Polanski LAPD Opens New Investigation Into Roman Polanski
- December 13, 2017

According to the Barnard, her mother took her to meet Polanski in 1975 in a beach in Malibu to do some modelling pictures. She's used social media to draw attention to her allegations. Polanski's lawyer Harland Braun called the claim "bogus" in a statement provided to dpa. Speaking to The News earlier this year, Geimer said she had forgaven the Oscar victor. (more...)
RA Set for Netflix Revival RA Set for Netflix Revival
- December 13, 2017

Stevenson took to Twitter to confirm the exciting news, writing in two separate posts, "I'm showrunning a new She-Ra reboot for Dreamworks TV and Netflix!" The show followed the adventures of Princess Adora, who transforms into the super-powered warrior She-Ra using the Sword of Protection, as she helps the citizens of Etheria fight back against the villains who kidnapped and raised her. (more...)
Jada Pinkett Smith Slams The Golden Globes For No Jada Pinkett Smith Slams The Golden Globes For No "Girls Trip" Nomination
- December 13, 2017

One notable person in particular has some thoughts on the matter: Haddish's Girls Trip co-star, Jada Pinkett Smith , which she shared on social media today. She notes how The Big Sick Movie didn't even receive a nod and how Get Out was controversially considered a comedy saying it "illuminates the depths of the sunken place. (more...)
Gov. McAuliffe: Congress needs to act on CHIP program funding Gov. McAuliffe: Congress needs to act on CHIP program funding
- December 13, 2017

John Kasich and Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper led the letter-writing effort. The House passed its funding package for CHIP in early November, which would draw funding for the program away from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. (more...)
Tristan Thompson Expected to Make Return Tomorrow vs. Hawks Tristan Thompson Expected to Make Return Tomorrow vs. Hawks
- December 13, 2017

Lue also disclosed power forward Kevin Love (left hip) will return to the starting lineup following a one-game absence and center Tristan Thompson will make his first appearance since November 1 after battling a left calf injury . Love missed Saturday's win over the 76ers with a sore left hip. It means Love stays at the 5 and Jae Crowder remains in the lineup. Lue said Thompson would be on a minute restriction, but he would not specify what that range would be. (more...)
Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after elaborate premiere Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after elaborate premiere
- December 13, 2017

While the latest films in the Star Wars franchise have featured strong performances and effective storytelling, the Golden Globes simply do not award the elements that differentiate Star Wars from many other films. Fans at the premiere were also treated to up-close looks at new characters, including an elite squad of guards clad in red armor as well as a collection of droids, including the droids C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8, who walked and rolled down the red carpet before the film's stars ... (more...)
Get a Deeper Look Into Marvel's Get a Deeper Look Into Marvel's "The Punisher" in Netflix's Featurette
- December 13, 2017

Critical reaction was mixed, with season 1 rating as the second-lowest Marvel Netflix series on both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic , but fan reception felt stronger than the critics' scores. The behind-the-scenes featurette focuses on the lead characters and how they came to be in the situations we find them in during season one. Losing his family to killers in the series, the incredibly well-armed Punisher takes few prisoners, if you know what I mean. (more...)
Mother of bully victim Keaton Jones, 11, faces backlash
- December 13, 2017

Johnson and his classmate, Alyssa Vargas, said with the multitude of social media platforms, bullying happens on a daily basis. The tweet continued: " She believes in equality and doesn't want any harm done to ANYONE". Monday , MMA fighter, Joe Schilling, accused the child's mother of setting up a GoFundMe account for financial gain. Many found other ways to dramatize their sympathy: The actor Chris Evans invited Jones to join him at a movie premiere , and other celebrities made ... (more...)
Justin Bieber's Mom Opens Up About Selena Gomez Justin Bieber's Mom Opens Up About Selena Gomez
- December 12, 2017

Even beyond her love for Selena, it's clear that Justin is growing up based on what Pattie said about him on his own, too - from church to life to better dealing with his fame, Justin is growing up. Justin recently wrote a sweet little note to his mom Pattie Mallette on Instagram: "Love you mom!" The source continued, " Justin canceled his tour to take care of his mental health and he wants to continue to focus on this". (more...)
Genome reveals secrets of Tasmanian tiger's extinction
- December 12, 2017

Humans "without doubt" helped the thylacine disappear. But the thylacine's genome sequence revealed another interesting thing: Despite a 160-million-year separation between metatheria , the subbranch (or clade) to which mammals such as the Tasmanian tiger (and other marsupials) belong, and eutherian , the clade that spawned the more familiar placental mammals (including canines), from a purely physical standpoint, it would be hard to deny that thylacine bears a remarkable resemblance ... (more...)
Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy - and raises serious privacy questions Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy - and raises serious privacy questions
- December 12, 2017

Netflix didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the reaction to the tweet, which has been retweeted about 66,000 times and liked 259,000 times and has drawn 4,000 replies. It's not shocking that tech companies like Netflix and Amazon collect all sorts of sensitive data about you. As long as Netflix doesn't actually use that data to turn you into the product. (more...)

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