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Tributes pour in for Bra Hugh Masekela Tributes pour in for Bra Hugh Masekela
- January 23, 2018

The fourth annual Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival takes place on 4 November at the Elkah Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg. "I just went into music because I love it", he told FORBES LIFE AFRICA, when he was on the cover in 2014. Masekela married Miriam Makeba in 1964, but the couple divorced in 1966. President Zuma honoured him with the highest order in South Africa: The Order of Ikhamanga, and 2011 saw Masekela received a Lifetime Achievement award at the WOMEX World Music Expo in Copenhagen. (more...)
Britney Spears bringing Piece of Me tour to Dublin Britney Spears bringing Piece of Me tour to Dublin
- January 23, 2018

She now has a residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Britney Spears shows off her sporty figure in racy pictures. Tickets are from €69.50 and on sale from usual outlets this coming Saturday, January 27th at 9am. Britney has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005. This is the first and only time that " Britney: Piece of Me " will visit the 3Arena. (more...)
Netflix forced to write-off $49 million following Kevin Spacey scandal Netflix forced to write-off $49 million following Kevin Spacey scandal
- January 23, 2018

The company said today in its fourth-quarter earnings report that it took a $39 million write-down "for unreleased content we've made a decision to not forward with", according to Variety . president Frank Underwood. Netflix also decided against releasing the biopic Gore , which starred Kevin Spacey as writer Gore Vidal. The final season of House of Cards has been moved from its usual order of 13 episodes to eight. (more...)
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS TV Reboot Lands A Cast WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS TV Reboot Lands A Cast
- January 23, 2018

So far, the plot details are being kept under wraps, but Kayvan Novak , Matt Berry ( IT Crowd fans, rejoice!), Natasia Demetriou , and Harvey Guillen have been cast in the half-hour series. Waititi has been critically acclaimed for his revival of the Thor franchise in the uproariously amusing Thor: Ragnarok , and Clement has just nailed down a deal for an hour-long special of Flight of the Conchords with musical partner Brett McKenzie. (more...)
Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Given Hold Rating at Cowen
- January 23, 2018

The stock increased 1.30% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $36.65. (NASDAQ: FOXA)'s short interest is 18.21 million shares, or 1.23% of the float. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 53 investors sold ALB shares while 158 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 598 raised stakes. (more...)
Idris Elba Says It's Time to Idris Elba Says It's Time to "Do Something Different" with James Bond
- January 23, 2018

I think that character ... everybody would like to see something different done with it. However, he is still ready to see Bond bosses do something totally different with the super sleuth, now played by Daniel Craig . The hot tip for the eighth James Bond has been Tom Hardy , although the chances of this actually seem pretty slim unless Dunkirk and Dark Knight director, Christopher Nolan is at the helm of the 27th installation in the franchise . (more...)
John Cena in Talks to Star in 'Duke Nukem' Film John Cena in Talks to Star in 'Duke Nukem' Film
- January 23, 2018

The project is set up at Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller's Paramount-based banner, Platinum Dunes. Dimension Films previously had its hands on the pic. Cena's brawny-but-goofy shtick provided comic relief for his roles in Trainwreck , The Marine , and Daddy's Home . The Duke Nukem series follows the muscle-bound protagonist (essentially a protein shake mix-up of action hero stereotypes) with a penchant for cigar-smoking as he battles hordes of evil aliens to save the human ... (more...)
Bill Cosby returns to the stage for first time in 3 years Bill Cosby returns to the stage for first time in 3 years
- January 23, 2018

Cosby has kept a low profile in the wake of a criminal case in which he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. But the judge allowed only one women who claimed to have been attacked to appear in support of Ms constand's claims. (more...)
'Forward progress stopped' on 1000-acre Parker Co. fire threatening homes, schools 'Forward progress stopped' on 1000-acre Parker Co. fire threatening homes, schools
- January 23, 2018

An online message from Willow Park, 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Fort Worth, said a grass fire near a neighborhood led to some homes evacuated, as a precaution. Meanwhile, ranchers were seen in the area wrangling a herd of cattle, directing them away from the fire to safety. The Flower Mound Fire Department on Monday afternoon said parts of US 377 were closed. (more...)
Over 200000 Hit the Streets For the NYC Women's March Over 200000 Hit the Streets For the NYC Women's March
- January 23, 2018

Like a year ago, many women donned the unmistakable pink knit "pussy hats" as they marched through Midtown. Trump tweeted on Saturday, "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a ideal day for all Women to March". The 2017 Women's March was described as the largest day of protests in the US history with the participation of about 4.6 million marchers, according to the Independent. (more...)
Trump Claims Victory As Deal Reached To Reopen US Government Trump Claims Victory As Deal Reached To Reopen US Government
- January 23, 2018

Dems reportedly held a 90-minute meeting before ultimately choosing to trust McConnell's word that he would take up the measure in the near future if Democrats worked with Republicans in reopening the government. He added that he was hopeful about talks on so-called Dreamers , more than 700,000 young immigrants brought to the USA as children who were protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme. (more...)
Nicole Kidman wins SAG Award Nicole Kidman wins SAG Award
- January 23, 2018

Not so fast. Nicole isn't sure Keith wants to go from supporting her in the audience at awards shows to actually being her co-star in a project. Yes, there were black dresses , and white dresses , but there were also gowns in bright red, green, pink and yellow. (more...)
Harry Styles in the running to play James Bond Harry Styles in the running to play James Bond
- January 23, 2018

I think it's more about "we just want to have a black guy play James Bond " rather than "Idris Elba, the actor, play James Bond ". He has got it. Smith continued: "Harry is really good and he can go all the way". He may only be 23-years-old, but could young James Bond be the next reboot for the 007 franchise? Either way, Harry would have to wait for his chance at playing 'Bond, James Bond , ' because Daniel Craig has agreed to do one more film. (more...)
Aziz Ansari misses the 2018 SAG Awards amid sexual misconduct allegation Aziz Ansari misses the 2018 SAG Awards amid sexual misconduct allegation
- January 23, 2018

Back in his Tribeca apartment, Grace claims that Ansari pressured her into giving him oral sex and penetrated her digitally without her consent. "I think that above all what we've always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and you know, does have the right to speak out and come forward", said Brie, who is married to Franco's brother Dave. (more...)
Slayer Reveals Next Tour Will Be Their Last Slayer Reveals Next Tour Will Be Their Last
- January 23, 2018

The promotional video now only mentions North American dates being announcement imminently, but we're sure other locations and dates will follow on from this initial announcement. It shows clips from performances, show posters, pictures of the band, and more. Slayer fired Dave Lombardo , the band's original drummer, in 2013 after he sat out an Australian tour over a contract dispute. (more...)
Nationwide jail strike hits France Nationwide jail strike hits France
- January 23, 2018

Admitting it was "disgraceful" and "unacceptable" that France's prisons' occupancy rate has reached 139 percent, French President Emmanuel Macron asked for "a comprehensive penitentiary plan" before the end of February 2018. On Thursday, about 120 prisoners refused to return to their cells after their midday walk in the yard. We will continue protesting tomorrow. On Thursday, guards at more than 123 facilities were "mobilised", the UFAP-UNSA and the CGT unions said. (more...)
Bill Cosby Returns To The Stage As Sexual Assault Retrial Looms Bill Cosby Returns To The Stage As Sexual Assault Retrial Looms
- January 23, 2018

Bill Cosby has mostly stayed out of the spotlight for the past 3 years, due to his ongoing legal troubles for his alleged sexual abuse against dozens of women. More than 60 women have accuses the actor of sexual assault over the last five years, with the statute of limitations running out on majority. Bill Cosby has arrived at a Philadelphia club where he's scheduled to perform comedy as a spring retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case. (more...)
SAG Awards winners list 2018 SAG Awards winners list 2018
- January 23, 2018

Subsequent shows have featured more varied fashion trends, but the emphasis has been on issues, not exclusively awards, during Hollywood's celebratory season. "I just beg that the industry stays behind us because our stories are finally being told". From the front, it's gender-specific. "Maybe I started something". (more...)
WWE Teases Possible Revival Angle For Tonight, Strowman Comments on Raw 25 WWE Teases Possible Revival Angle For Tonight, Strowman Comments on Raw 25
- January 23, 2018

Tonight marks the twenty fifth anniversary of WWE's flagship show, Monday Night RAW . If that beginning is a sign of things to come on this historic episode of RAW , the fans in attendance at the Barclays Center and the Manhattan Center are in for a massive treat on Monday night. (more...)
WEF 2018: Modi meets Swiss President Alain Berset WEF 2018: Modi meets Swiss President Alain Berset
- January 23, 2018

In 2017, Modi hosted Ivanka Trump, daughter and informal advisor of Trump, when she led a 360-member delegation to a business summit in Hyderabad. Last week, India and USA urged Pakistan to prosecute Hafiz Saeed, as Washington endorsed New Delhi's stance on the Jamaatud Dawa chief. (more...)

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