Arts&Culture


It'll be a white (but maybe also slippery) Christmas in Montreal
- December 21, 2017

The snow is expected to start falling later Wednesday , but the heaviest snow probably won't arrive in the region until Thursday afternoon, according to Jeff Last, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Green Bay . "The European model doesn't bring the cold air in quick enough to support snow and rain falls into early Christmas morning", Junker said. But don't fret, lovers of winter weather. (more...)
Padmavati row: Bhansali's magnum opus may not be released before April 2018 Padmavati row: Bhansali's magnum opus may not be released before April 2018
- December 21, 2017

Priyanka Chopra , who has worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani , has extended her support to the filmmaker's controversial film, Padmavati , which stars Ranveer Singh , Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles. (more...)
Dave Chappelle Teases New Netflix Special 'Equanimity' Dave Chappelle Teases New Netflix Special 'Equanimity'
- December 21, 2017

To his surprise, however, he didn't see "one deplorable face in that group". "I saw some angry faces, and some determined faces - but they felt like decent folk". "And I'm not with that s-t". He landed a Netflix deal that allegedly made up for what he sacrificed by leaving Chappelle's Show in 2005, and, over the Summer he had a historic residency at Radio City Music Hall in NY, that landed him another $11.5 million. (more...)
Toys R Us jobs saved as creditors agree a lifeline Toys R Us jobs saved as creditors agree a lifeline
- December 21, 2017

The PPF changed its stance after Toys R Us agreed to pay 9.8 million pounds ($13.1 million) into the pension plan - 3.8 million pounds in 2018 and 6 million pounds in 2019 and 2020. The Pension Protection Fund protects pensions when companies fail and has demanded that the cash, which is... "The vote in favour of the CVA represents strong support for our business plan and provides us with the platform we need to transform our business so that we can better serve our customers today and long ... (more...)
New Jersey police officer rescues dog from icy pond New Jersey police officer rescues dog from icy pond
- December 21, 2017

We're out there and I am certainly glad (Nisel's owner) called 911 and there was a safe outcome. Officers George Peterson and Robert Voorhees rushed to the home on Pennington Harbourton Road. Voorhees and the dog were then pulled to safety by other officers. "I am glad that Nisel is doing well and I am very proud of Officers Voorhees and Peterson", Hopewell Police Chief Lance Maloney told New Jersey 101.5. (more...)
President for SA business meeting President for SA business meeting
- December 21, 2017

The proposed amendments to the law would see the 51 /49 percent requirement only applying to diamonds and platinum. "We are only confident that we will form the next government, we know it and Mr. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said corruption remains one of the major problems retarding development and reiterated his government's commitment to ensuring the adherence of the rule of law and democracy. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement photos Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement photos
- December 21, 2017

Kensington Palace provided us with a stunning glimpse at the lovebirds's happily ever after with two snaps of the newlyweds-to-be, which were captured by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Frogmore House in Windsor. Her groom looked dapper in a blue suit . The fact Harry and Markle's engagement photos were taken at Frogmore might be a sign that the pair are are considering the location for their reception. (more...)
Rumor Mill: Coachella Headliners to Span Hip-Hop and R&B Rumor Mill: Coachella Headliners to Span Hip-Hop and R&B
- December 21, 2017

Beyoncé , who was forced pull out of headlining the 2017 edition after her pregnancy announcement, will be performing at Coachella 2018 . The annual festival, which is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will take place over the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year. (more...)
Certain US Employers Face Lawsuit Over Facebook Job Ads For Age Discrimination Certain US Employers Face Lawsuit Over Facebook Job Ads For Age Discrimination
- December 21, 2017

But Facebook reportedly defended the practice. Instead of claim that it wants to do better, as Facebook has with regards to racially discriminatory housing ads, the company seems to be taking a far more defensive stance here. "We completely reject the allegation that these advertisements are discriminatory", said Goldman of Facebook told ProPublica . ProPublica contacted many of those companies involved in the investigation, including Amazon.com Inc. (more...)
Will Smith breaks down the explosive action in Netflix's Bright featurette Will Smith breaks down the explosive action in Netflix's Bright featurette
- December 21, 2017

Intriguingly, there's no mention of Joel Edgerton here (that's him in the header image up top; he plays Smith's orc-cop partner), so I suppose we can draw our own conclusions from that. So when you don't even have thrills and chills, you really can't forgive the total lack of characterisation, hammy dialogue, muddled subplots or the fact its female lead spent 90 minutes simpering in elfish only to then do a 180 for a hero moment that is unearned - the whole concept of "character development" ... (more...)
Judi Dench, Josh Gad Cast in Kenneth Branagh's 'Artemis Fowl' Adaptation Judi Dench, Josh Gad Cast in Kenneth Branagh's 'Artemis Fowl' Adaptation
- December 21, 2017

Joining Dench and Gad in the cast is 12-year-old newcomer Ferdia Shaw who beat 1,000 fellow young actors for the title role. Written by Eoin Colfer, the children's books follow the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the crosshairs of some of the most unsafe creatures on earth. (more...)
Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan as India's most valuable celebrity Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan as India's most valuable celebrity
- December 21, 2017

Team India cricket captain Virat Kohli has raced past Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan as India's top-ranked celebrity brand. Overall, top 15 celebrities' brand value has been estimated at $712 million, and sports celebrities accounted for 25% of this list. (more...)
Nandamuri Balakrishna Jai Simha Movie Teaser released, Watch Now Nandamuri Balakrishna Jai Simha Movie Teaser released, Watch Now
- December 21, 2017

NBK is back to his usual style as Jai Simha after attempting two different characters in Gautamiputra Satakarni and Paisa Vasool. The lead roles are played by Nandamuri Balakrishna and Nayanthara. If reports are to be believed the makers are planning a grand audio release event on December 24. Jai Simha audio will be launched in the presence of fans at Vajra Grounds in Vijayawada on 24 December. (more...)
MCA Middle-Class Abbayi Movie Review Story MCA Middle-Class Abbayi Movie Review Story
- December 21, 2017

Vennela Kishore is nice and humorous in a limited role. The editing has been crisp enough and it should have been better in the second half. A couple of mind games used between Nani and villain Warangal Siva are very routine. It is another must watch film in Nani and Dil Raju's combination. To sum up, MCA is a movie in a routine way... Nani is in fact, clashing with a talented director like Vikram Kumar ('Hello') and if he shows upper hand over the talented director's movie, he ... (more...)
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Are Apparently Headed To Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Are Apparently Headed To "Christian Couples Therapy"
- December 21, 2017

Well, that would be the case if Justin has anything to do with it, a new report claims. "Justin and Selena really bonded over their faith and feel like this is a brand new relationship - even if other people don't see it that way", a source dished to ET. (more...)
Christmas Bureau hands out food, gifts to families in need at holidays Christmas Bureau hands out food, gifts to families in need at holidays
- December 21, 2017

As families, friends, and loved ones prepare to set their tables and enjoy Christmas dinner together, others are searching for the ingredients to make their own meal, or simply to socialize and meet new people. The annual fundraiser helps those in need. "I'm really happy I got a purple bike, because purple is my favorite color", 9-year-old Isabella Hodges said. (more...)
Cardi B Leaves Jimmy Fallon Speechless on The Tonight Show Cardi B Leaves Jimmy Fallon Speechless on The Tonight Show
- December 21, 2017

Cardi B has probably had a better 2017 than anyone else. She even gets some tongue trills out of Fallon by the end. "Once you start making money, everybody wants you to be their kid's godmother or somethin'". "Because you wanna know something, everybody that I know got kids and that's just a lot of kids", she laughed. Jimmy wanted to know all about her rap career and also her engagement to Migos' Offset . (more...)
There was a great movie somewhere inside 'The Greatest Showman' There was a great movie somewhere inside 'The Greatest Showman'
- December 21, 2017

Working with director Michael Gracey, who added his own perspective that Barnum was akin to later visionaries like Steve Jobs, Jackman dedicated his time and energy to the project for years, helping to secure costars such as Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya , whom Jackman admitted to Vogue he first heard about through his young daughter. (more...)
Khloe Kardashian confirms pregnancy rumors with adorable Instagram post Khloe Kardashian confirms pregnancy rumors with adorable Instagram post
- December 21, 2017

But now, we have definitive and undeniable proof that another Kardashian baby is cooking up in the oven. I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. Thank you all for undersigning. Consider those baby questions answered, officially: Khloé Kardashian is pregnant, and she's "thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared" as she dives into this new journey. (more...)
Netflix subs gain parity with pay-TV customers in US Netflix subs gain parity with pay-TV customers in US
- December 21, 2017

According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers , the number of Americans who subscribe to cable TV is now on par with the number who subscribe to Netflix , and it's only a matter of time before Reed Hastings and company pull ahead of the pack. (more...)

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