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The Fall's Mark E Smith passes away aged 60 The Fall's Mark E Smith passes away aged 60
- January 26, 2018

Smith at a concert in Chicago in 1983. Smith, 60, passed away at home on Wednesday morning, according to a statement from The Fall's manager Pam Van Damned, following an illness. The band had canceled a string of shows previous year because of Smith's "medical issues". At the time Vander issued a statement saying: "Unfortunately, it would be a gamble on his health to fly anywhere over the next couple of months". (more...)
Investors excited by 'new era' in SA - Ramaphosa Investors excited by 'new era' in SA - Ramaphosa
- January 26, 2018

The South African rand continued its impressive rally against the USA dollar, reaching at some point R11.92 against the U.S. currency - it was trading at 11.93 at the time of this report. The terms of reference may be expanded or amended, according to the proclamation. He added that investors are also curious about the leadership transition, with President Jacob Zuma leading the country and Ramaphosa the ANC. (more...)
Grammy Awards 2018: Celebs to wear white roses to support #TimesUp Grammy Awards 2018: Celebs to wear white roses to support #TimesUp
- January 26, 2018

As you remember, everyone ( except a random few ) wore black to the Golden Globes earlier this month in solidarity with the many survivors of sexual abuse and harassment who have come forward during the #MeToo movement. Rait and Harkins told Billboard they are hoping the symbolism will not only bring attention to the issue of sexual harassment, but also spark discussion and a sense of empowerment. (more...)
Jamie Donaldson leads way in Dubai at 10-under 62 Jamie Donaldson leads way in Dubai at 10-under 62
- January 26, 2018

But it was today. Sadly, it wasn't to be. Donaldson, starting on the 10th, was already six under by the turn and a streak of five birdies in six holes on the way home had him 11 under, before a bogey at the last blotted his card slightly. (more...)
Harry Potter cruises to set sail this Summer Harry Potter cruises to set sail this Summer
- January 26, 2018

Starting this August, you'll be able to embark on a unique, weeklong river cruise along the River Thames in the U.K.to various filming locations from the franchise, Hogwarts-friendly cuisine, and Warner Bros. Each cabin has its own ensuite bathroom, and both the cabins and bathrooms have heated floors to keep things cozy. There's a Harry Potter river cruise coming to London this summer and, to be honest, it sounds absolutely magical. (more...)
Kate Middleton Recycles Her Favorite Pumps for Another Royal Appearance Kate Middleton Recycles Her Favorite Pumps for Another Royal Appearance
- January 25, 2018

A regal Sportmax coat and Seraphine maternity dress ($99; seraphine.com ) covered her burgeoning baby bump, while a patterned scarf added a dose of playfulness to her all-blue look. "When we intervene early in life, we help avoid problems that are much more challenging to address in adulthood", Kate said. The Duchess of Cambridge meets Year 3 pupils at Roe Green Junior School in Brent, London as she launches a mental health program for schools as part of the Heads Together campaign, ... (more...)
Chief Keef Says Enough's Enough W/ Fredo Santana Condolences: Chief Keef Says Enough's Enough W/ Fredo Santana Condolences: "Thank You Tho"
- January 25, 2018

Chief Keef's grandmother, Margaret Carter, said Santana had even more big plans for his future before his life was cut short. Chief Keef wrote January 20, "Stop saying Fredo was my friend, That's my cousin, Big difference". He and his girlfriend had a baby boy last June, she said. "I'm getting back to normal sorry to all my fans turbo bandana will not be dropping tomorrow due to my health issues", Santana wrote. (more...)
Lisa Armstrong speaks out after Ant's 'tough year' speech at NTAs Lisa Armstrong speaks out after Ant's 'tough year' speech at NTAs
- January 25, 2018

The couple, who were together 23 years, announced their split last week. "We started filming for the new series today, so we also filmed a little tribute to Bruce so it feels very, very apt to pick this up". It's been quite a tough 12 months so winning this tonight really, really means a lot, so thank you for all your support, it really means the world to me, it's helped me get through'. (more...)
Star War Battlefront 2 To Get New Season, DICE Revamped Progression System Star War Battlefront 2 To Get New Season, DICE Revamped Progression System
- January 25, 2018

In its announcement, EA calls the changes "significant", and they "address numerous things" players have asked for. While we can't go into too much detail right now, we'll be sharing more details in March. EA DICE says lessons have been learned from the first season, which was themed around The Last Jedi, and that the insights gained have been integrated into this new season. (more...)
James Franco accuser says he is 'not a Harvey Weinstein' James Franco accuser says he is 'not a Harvey Weinstein'
- January 25, 2018

Paley added that she is "regretful" of continuing a consensual sexual relationship with Franco after an initial incident. " Call Me By Your Name " bagged four nominations, including Best Actor nod for Timothee Chalamet making him the youngest actor at 22 to be receive the recognition. (more...)
Reps review INEC Timetable for 2019 Elections Reps review INEC Timetable for 2019 Elections
- January 25, 2018

Presently, the presidential and National Assembly elections come first, with the governorship and state Houses of Assembly coming last. "Rumours have been going round on different platforms that the Commission will be ending the Continuous Voter Registration on 31st January, 2018". (more...)
Miami Beckham United to officially announce MLS team on Monday Miami Beckham United to officially announce MLS team on Monday
- January 25, 2018

Though Beckham and partners, including new recruits Jorge and Jose Mas, have already secured stadium land in Overtown and the league has granted tentative approval of the plan, a formal deal hadn't been cut as 2017 came to a close. He had selected Miami as the site for his franchise years ago, but has struggled mightily to find a suitable plot of land to build an arena. Parallel to Beckham's stadium search, he sought out new investors to add to the group that also includes Sprint CEO ... (more...)
Vince McMahon To Make A Major Sports Announcement Vince McMahon To Make A Major Sports Announcement
- January 25, 2018

The XFL recently returned to pop-culture discussion due to ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary This Was the XFL . The league launched in 2001, and that was the only season the league was around. As you might remember, the original incarnation of the XFL launched rather quickly after it was announced. Alpha Entertainment, a company formed by McMahon, issued a media advisory Thursday saying that McMahon would have a "major sports announcement" on Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Tom Cruise Reveals 'Mission: Impossible 6' Title in Instagram Debut Tom Cruise Reveals 'Mission: Impossible 6' Title in Instagram Debut
- January 25, 2018

Putting two and two together, this likely means Ethan & Co. will be dealing with the fallout of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation , which saw him grappling with the global rogue organization known as the Syndicate. Yes, that is ya boi Tom Cruise dangling off the side of a helicopter which apparently has no pilot. McQuarrie is the first director to try their hand at making more than one Mission: Impossible film, so it remains to be seen if he has too many new ideas to bring to the ... (more...)
Britney Spears finishes $137 million Vegas run, goes on the road Britney Spears finishes $137 million Vegas run, goes on the road
- January 25, 2018

According to Billboard , Britney: Piece of Me played 248 shows over four years, starting December 27, 2013. Final ticket sales figures, reported by event producer Caesars Entertainment, show an overall gross of $137,695,392 for the run, based on a total of 916,184 sold seats. (more...)
Questlove and NBC Accused of Racial Discrimination by Two White Ex-Employees Questlove and NBC Accused of Racial Discrimination by Two White Ex-Employees
- January 25, 2018

However, they say, on June 19, 2017, while working on " The Tonight Show ", they received an "unsolicited racist and misogynist text" from a show stagehand, as did Roots member Mark Kelley (identified as "Mark Kelly" in the lawsuit). "Racism is REAL and exists throughout the world and for these gentlemen to claim victim is not only disrespectful to Questlove and his bandmates , but to all that truly endure racism on a daily basis". (more...)
Oprah in Alabama, visits gravesite of assault victim Oprah in Alabama, visits gravesite of assault victim
- January 25, 2018

Although Taylor's rapist would never face legal repercussions, the state of Alabama issued a formal apology to her in 2011 for failing to prosecute them. "I don't believe in coincidences, " Winfrey wrote on Instagram Tuesday (Jan. 23) alongside a photo from Taylor's gravesite. Winfrey told Taylor's story upon accepting the Cecil B. (more...)
IL native who played Barney the dinosaur now a tantric sex therapist IL native who played Barney the dinosaur now a tantric sex therapist
- January 25, 2018

While Joyner continued his acting career after " Barney " with such shows as That '70s Show and The Young and the Restless , he admits that " Barney " will always have a special place in his heart. Joyner started studying Tantra at the age of 20 and as the attorneys for Barney & Friends said he could not pursue it while he was still under contract, he said tantrism helped him "maintain an abundance of joy during the process". (more...)
Infinity War's Russos 'Open' to Working With Marvel After Avengers 4 Infinity War's Russos 'Open' to Working With Marvel After Avengers 4
- January 25, 2018

But why have they been holding back on this title reveal for so long? "It is certainly part of the concept of the title is that it's advancing the narrative". "So if you go back and look at that film, you may get a hint as to a direction". The technology he was referring to is Binary Augmented Retro-Framing (B.A.R.F.), which character Tony Stark ( essayed by Robert Downey Jr ) presents at MIT early into " CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR ". (more...)
James Franco Accuser: 'He's no Weinstein' James Franco Accuser: 'He's no Weinstein'
- January 25, 2018

Veteran actor Christopher Plummer, 88, was also a surprise contender in the supporting actor race for Sony Pictures' ( 6758.T ) Getty kidnapping film " All the Money in the World ". "I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say, just because I believe in it that much", he told host Seth Meyers. (more...)

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