Arts&Culture


Saoirse Ronan Among Irish Oscar Nominees Saoirse Ronan Among Irish Oscar Nominees
- January 24, 2018

Saoirse Ronan at last week's Critics Choice Awards. Greta Gerwig became only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for a best director Oscar, for " Lady Bird ". "Three Billboards", also from Fox Searchlight, had seven, including acting nods for Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. The 90th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 4th at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, with comedian Jimmy Kimmel on hosting duties . (more...)
Netflix in Talks to Grab Cloverfield Movie 'God Particle' From Paramount Netflix in Talks to Grab Cloverfield Movie 'God Particle' From Paramount
- January 24, 2018

The upcoming Cloverfield movie has been shrouded in secrecy. The reason Paramount may be willing to walk away from this film is that it's significantly more expensive than the last two low-budget Cloverfield movies, with a rumored cost of $40 million. (more...)
Trump slams 'Crazy Jim Accosta' of 'Fake News CNN'
- January 24, 2018

The president was apparently referring to a CNN report by Acosta late Monday on the government reopening after a three-day shutdown. He shall now be known to the president as "Crazy Jim". The tweet came the day after news that a MI man was arrested earlier this month for calling CNN's headquarters and threatening mass killings of those at the network because they were "fake news". (more...)
Dylan Farrow Calls Out Justin Timberlake Over Time's Up & Woody Allen Dylan Farrow Calls Out Justin Timberlake Over Time's Up & Woody Allen
- January 24, 2018

Yesterday, Timberlake tweeted what he probably thought was a harmless, rhetorical question: "Random question: Can someone please explain the saying, "You just want your cake and to eat it too". "And he sat behind me in the doorway, and as I played with the toy train, I was sexually assaulted..." I had a long talk with her about not talking with him and it didn't click. (more...)
Calvin Klein Rediscovers Its 'Cool' With Latest Kardashian/Jenner Campaign Calvin Klein Rediscovers Its 'Cool' With Latest Kardashian/Jenner Campaign
- January 24, 2018

Some even accused Kim of looking unreal! If you look closely at big sister Kim in the middle of the photo above there's a serious re-touch problem going on with her left arm. At this point, it would be foolish to assume that unless the Kardashians are pulling the wool over our eyes in some sort of social media experiment, Kylie Jenner is pregnant. (more...)
Thames Water partners with London mayor for refill scheme Thames Water partners with London mayor for refill scheme
- January 24, 2018

Paul O'Connell from the Drinking Fountain Association, a United Kingdom organisation advocating for public drinking fountains to reduce plastic waste welcomed the news. Khan said he will support pilots of a "refill" scheme in up to five areas of London encouraging businesses such as retail food outlets to offer customers free tap water. (more...)
Macaulay Culkin has opened up about his 'abusive' father in new interview Macaulay Culkin has opened up about his 'abusive' father in new interview
- January 24, 2018

While speaking to GLOW actor Marc Maron on the podcast WTF , Macaulay opened up about how his father abused him when he was younger, and what he's been working on lately. While the model's arm is full of artwork - Jackson has previously said she has over 50 tattoos - the fresh ink is the sole marking on Culkin's forearm. (more...)
Russian Federation bans 'extremist' British comedy 'The Death of Stalin' Russian Federation bans 'extremist' British comedy 'The Death of Stalin'
- January 24, 2018

The culture ministry and the film's director could not be reached for comment.The film, which focuses on the back-stabbing and in-fighting of the Soviet leader's closest allies as they vie for power immediately after his death, was viewed by culture ministry officials and advisors at the weekend."It's a despicable film", said Nadezhda Usmanova, head of the Russian Military Historical Society's department of information. (more...)
Neil Diamond retires from touring following Parkinson's diagnosis Neil Diamond retires from touring following Parkinson's diagnosis
- January 24, 2018

In a statement, the musician says he plans to continue writing and recording music. The announcement came yesterday, just eight dates shy of Diamond concluding his 50th Anniversary Tour. The singer, who turns 77 today, said he had made the decision "with great reluctance and disappointment" following a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. (more...)
United States creator Ursula Ok. Le Guin dies at 88 -family United States creator Ursula Ok. Le Guin dies at 88 -family
- January 24, 2018

Le Guin was the author of 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, 13 books for children, many short stories as well as literary criticism, according to her website. She wrote often about magic, balance, and always layered in a sense of compassion to her works. A member of the Class of 1947 of Berkeley High School, Le Guin was the daughter of anthropologists, Alfred L. (more...)
YouTube Moves All Subscribers To Official Artist Channels YouTube Moves All Subscribers To Official Artist Channels
- January 24, 2018

Crucially, this means that an artist's subscribers across the affected properties - including their Vevo presence - will automatically become subscribers of these new, verified YouTube channels. TaylorSwiftVEVO has 27.3 million followers, while the official Taylor Swift channel has 2 million. According to YouTube, Vevo channels will still be accessible via the advanced channel filter in search, and they will also be available if a user is specifically searching for the Vevo channel. (more...)
Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend dead at 78 Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend dead at 78
- January 24, 2018

Trumpeter, singer and composer Masekela, affectionately known locally as "Bra Hugh", started playing the horn at 14. He attended Manhattan School of Music in NY, where he studied classical trumpet from 1960 to 1964. A diagnosis of prostate cancer followed in 2008, but this also failed to slow him down. Following the end of white-minority rule, he opened the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Kick-Off Concert and performed at the event's opening ceremony in Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium. (more...)
LeBron James congratulates himself ahead of 30K points LeBron James congratulates himself ahead of 30K points
- January 24, 2018

The Cavaliers' LeBron James made history, scoring his 30,000th point in Tuesday's game against the Spurs . "When I walk into the 30,000-point club they're going to look at me like, 'What are you doing here?' I ain't supposed to be there". (more...)
State may seek $19M more from ECOT State may seek $19M more from ECOT
- January 24, 2018

Meanwhile, many of ECOT's 12,000 students are seeking new schools after the required oversight entity known as its sponsor suspended ECOT's operations last week. Some supporters hope the school might reopen if it wins its case being heard by the Ohio Supreme Court next month. ECOT argues that officials wrongly changed how they tallied student participation, but the state says ECOT didn't sufficiently document that participation to justify all of its funding. (more...)
Shahid, Deepika & Ranveer thank Akshay for shifting 'Padman' to Feb 9 Shahid, Deepika & Ranveer thank Akshay for shifting 'Padman' to Feb 9
- January 24, 2018

Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmaavat revolve around the queen Padmini of Chittore, her husband Rawal Ratan Singh and the adversities they face while fighting the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji. It is the spectacle of an orchestrated abdication of reason that takes down in its sweep not only rights and civilized proprieties, but also notions of art, history, understanding of life, enjoyment, balance, inclusiveness and tolerance. (more...)
Oscar nominees 2018: Snubs, surprises and other knee-jerk reactions Oscar nominees 2018: Snubs, surprises and other knee-jerk reactions
- January 23, 2018

First of all, there was some post-Golden Globes course correction. The Oscar nominees for best animated feature film have been announced by the film academy. Blige: Grammy victor, multi-platinum singer, and-as of Tuesday-double Academy Award nominee and Oscar record breaker. But four black actors were included in the acting categories this year - Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out and Denzel Washington for Roman J. (more...)
Teletubbies Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton dies Teletubbies Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton dies
- January 23, 2018

A trained ballet dancer and father-of-three, he replaced Dave Thompson who was sacked from the role of Tinky Winky in 1997 after a year. He once said: 'I started my career as a ballet dancer and had just started working as a choreographer. (more...)
Kate Middleton 'planning to give birth AT HOME' as due date nears Kate Middleton 'planning to give birth AT HOME' as due date nears
- January 23, 2018

Following her recent revelation that she is less sporty since having children , a pregnant Kate Middleton is on a mission to help teachers improve their skills when it comes to talking to children about mental health issues. Explaining the project, Kensington Palace said: 'Teachers and staff play a pivotal role in a young person's life, but they now struggle to find the right resources in order to provide the most effective support for children in their care. (more...)
Prepare For Another Royal Wedding! Princess Eugenie Is Engaged Prepare For Another Royal Wedding! Princess Eugenie Is Engaged
- January 23, 2018

The lake had a special light I'd never seen. Harry and Cressida dated for two years before splitting in 2014. "It was like this flawless moment, we couldn't be happier because we knew it was going to end up this way". Among those sending congratulations to the happy couple was Eugenie's mother Sarah. In another upload, which showed the pair on a boat, she wrote: "They float with laughter and love. (more...)
As US raises tariffs, India's Modi defends free trade As US raises tariffs, India's Modi defends free trade
- January 23, 2018

The Indian Prime Minister will also interact with CEOs of Indian companies separately. He also presented them "exciting opportunities" for global business in India . "Forces of protectionism are raising their heads against globalization", he told a crowd of business and government leaders in the opening address at the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland. (more...)

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