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Oscar Awards: African-American Filmmaker, Jordan Peele, Bags Three Nominations Oscar Awards: African-American Filmmaker, Jordan Peele, Bags Three Nominations
- January 28, 2018

Timothée Chalamet was nominated for actor . British stars shortlisted include Gary Oldman, Sally Hawkins and a pair of Daniels - Day-Lewis and Kaluuya. The old Hollywood, in a way, is still being represented, but the new crowd that comes in every year seems to be young and diverse. These topics appear to have had an impact on this year's nominations, which are largely free of embarrassing exclusions and the kind of all-white line-ups that led to the #OscarsSoWhite campaign on social ... (more...)
'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' runs in circles 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' runs in circles
- January 28, 2018

The strength of Maze Runner: The Death Cure lays in the characterisations and the interactions between them with stand outs being the relationship between Dylan O'Brien's Thomas and Thomas Brodie-Sangster's Newt, the bond between them is palpable leading to a thoughtful and well earned conclusion. (more...)
Celebs back Time's Up white rose protest at Grammy Awards Celebs back Time's Up white rose protest at Grammy Awards
- January 28, 2018

The #TimesUp movement that hit that red carpets Golden Globes, it will also be moving beyond televison and film. "The gossip outlets say they've talked to multiple florists in the greater NYC area and relays that "[flower shops have] fielded a insane number of requests for white roses that Grammy attendees plan to wear Sunday at Madison Square Garden ", which is set to become the Grammys' version of the black dress sign of solidarity that took place at the Golden Globes. (more...)
Baywatch actor Eggert accuses Baio of molestation Baywatch actor Eggert accuses Baio of molestation
- January 28, 2018

Scott Baio is an Italian-American actor and television director. "Wasn't a one-time deal", she said. The actor earned two Emmy Award nominations during his time on Happy Days for his lead performances in TV movies Stoned and All The Kids Do It. (more...)
Actor Jeremy Piven denies new sexual misconduct allegations Actor Jeremy Piven denies new sexual misconduct allegations
- January 28, 2018

The third woman, who has made a decision to remain anonymous, claimed Piven pushed her against a wall in 1994 in a Montreal , Canada hotel room, where he tried to force himself on her. According to Gonzalez, after the second night of filming, she went out for drinks with other members of the cast and crew at Piven's invitation. "I'm just thankful I kind of got out there when I did". (more...)
Donald Trump hits back at Jay-Z for criticising President's 's***hole' comments Donald Trump hits back at Jay-Z for criticising President's 's***hole' comments
- January 28, 2018

Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). The problem now, he continued, is that by not actually taking care of the problem, it's gotten worse and worse and now there's this "superbug" that needs to be dealt with. "Money is not - money doesn't equate to happiness". That's missing the whole point. "You are so misinformed because these places have attractive people and handsome everything". (more...)
Reese Witherspoon jokes about her 'third leg' after magazine editing error Reese Witherspoon jokes about her 'third leg' after magazine editing error
- January 28, 2018

Jordan , Zendaya , Jessica Chastain , Claire Foy , Michael Shannon , Harrison Ford , Gal Gadot , Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter, and Robert De Niro . However, it was not only Witherspoon who appears to have some abnormalities in the magazine cover photo, though, as another Twitter user pointed out that something seems wrong with Winfrey's photo as well. (more...)
Eskom's Brian Molefe must pay back the money — Newsflash Eskom's Brian Molefe must pay back the money — Newsflash
- January 28, 2018

The ruling is a smack-down to Molefe and the former Eskom board, but a victory for applicants led by the trade union Solidarity but eventually including both the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters. A parliamentary inquiry into governance at the utility was instituted past year by the legislature's public enterprises portfolio committee and has heard damning evidence of the alleged looting of state resources. (more...)
Padmaavat Protest: Karni Sena to Make Film on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Mother Padmaavat Protest: Karni Sena to Make Film on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Mother
- January 28, 2018

The period drama has taken the Box Office by storm and raked in Rs 56 crore in two days of its release. The news was given by Taran Adarsh , a popular trade analyst on his Twitter account read as, "Despite non-screening in few states and protests/disturbances, #Padmaavat fares VERY WELL on Day 1". (more...)
East Village bar bans the use of the word 'literally' East Village bar bans the use of the word 'literally'
- January 28, 2018

For example, how do you enforce it on a day-to-day basis? Also, what about people that are using the word correctly? According to TMZ , The Continental bar in NYC posted a sign in front of their store notifying patrons that they can be kicked out if they use a word that's most used by the Kardashian's: " Literally ". (more...)
'SNL' borrows Will Ferrell costumes from Chicago museum exhibit 'SNL' borrows Will Ferrell costumes from Chicago museum exhibit
- January 28, 2018

HIs approval rating is at an "all time high" because "Donny Q. Trump's" is in the toilet and "I'm suddenly popular A.F.", he notes. Heck, I voted for Jill Stein all the way. Bush. Ferrell climbs onto a stretcher during his " Saturday Night Live " monologue. "At this point, it's just Legos in there". "We have a lot in common: We're both the exact same age, even though I was president like 40 years ago", he said. (more...)
A few snubs and surprises for Oscars A few snubs and surprises for Oscars
- January 28, 2018

The Chilean film A Fantastic Woman , nominated for Best Foreign Language Film also features a leading transgender actress, Daniela Vega. I know, right? As John Asay explains in his review , while the film covers some profane material, it's also a honest, heartening look at faith, and that may be resonating with viewers. (more...)
Tomi Lahren Blames Liberals For The 'Tide Pod Challenge' Tomi Lahren Blames Liberals For The 'Tide Pod Challenge'
- January 28, 2018

In the first two weeks of 2018, U.S. poison control centers handled 39 cases of teenagers intentionally eating Tide Pods, according to the AAPCC. "We cannot stress enough how unsafe this is to the health of individuals-it can lead to seizure, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma and even death", Stephen Kaminski, the AAPCC's CEO said, in a statement. (more...)
Metals: Gold Closes Higher With Dollar Falling Metals: Gold Closes Higher With Dollar Falling
- January 28, 2018

Gold for February delivery swung between small gains and losses and closed up 0.5%, at $1,362.40 a troy ounce, on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. This level should now act as support on any pullbacks, though this current move could well see the yellow metal power back toward the highs of July 2016, when it was trading closer to United States dollars $1375oz. (more...)
United States says Russian gas link hurts European security United States says Russian gas link hurts European security
- January 28, 2018

The talks centered on security, as well as collaboration in the energy and military sectors. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed the US's support for Poland's position after meeting his counterpart, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, in Warsaw. (more...)
Deulofeu for Roma if Dzeko leaves Deulofeu for Roma if Dzeko leaves
- January 28, 2018

The Italian national side are also keen to have Conte back with the job still vacant. The defeat saw the west Londoners' current poor run extend to just one win in seven games, with Abramovich having axed previous bosses after far less disappointing runs. (more...)
Kylie Jenner enjoying 'low profile' with Travis Scott Kylie Jenner enjoying 'low profile' with Travis Scott
- January 28, 2018

The 22-year-old model spends a lot of time in the Big Apple for various modeling gigs and it can't be easy to be away from her famous family. 'Kylie keeps a small personal circle, and they have all been there for her during this time'. Well, because the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is busy overlooking the building of an estimated $2.37 million mansion that she's going to call her own, according to a building permit issued in December and obtained by TMZ! The family is still ... (more...)
Stevie Nicks Tears Up Remembering Tom Petty, Says Her Heart is Broken Stevie Nicks Tears Up Remembering Tom Petty, Says Her Heart is Broken
- January 28, 2018

Stevie Nicks appeared visibly pained while remembering her longtime friend and touring partner Tom Petty during an acceptance speech Friday night. "Their fusion of all the styles that they embody, between Mick (Fleetwood)'s rhythm playing and Lindsay (Buckingham)'s influence and his alt thing he does, and Stevie's celestial otherworldly thing and Christine (McVie)'s soul, it's an unbelievable band, it really is", he said. (more...)
Donald Trump 'tried to fire' Russian Federation investigator Robert Mueller Donald Trump 'tried to fire' Russian Federation investigator Robert Mueller
- January 28, 2018

But the President never went through with the order, according to the Times report , because White House counsel Donald McGahn threatened to quit instead of carrying out the order. "Fake news. Fake news", Trump said in brief remarks as he entered the conference hall. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had urged Comey's firing, was interviewed for hours last week, becoming the highest-ranking Trump administration official known to have submitted to questioning. (more...)
Performers rehearse for the upcoming Grammy Awards show at Madison Square Garden Performers rehearse for the upcoming Grammy Awards show at Madison Square Garden
- January 28, 2018

Along with Mars, this year's performers include Rihanna , U2, Sam Smith, Eric Church, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga , Little Big Town, Pink, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, SZA, Kesha, Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic. And surprise nominee " Awaken, My Love! " appears to be the longest shot of the bunch. When the British pop powerhouse took the stage to accept album of the year for 25, she split her golden gramophone in half - an accident that many online interpreted as her "sharing" the ... (more...)

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