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Stormy Daniels blames Celebrity Big Brother withdrawal on custody issue Stormy Daniels blames Celebrity Big Brother withdrawal on custody issue
- August 18, 2018

The adult film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was poised to appear Thursday on " Big Brother ", but was not among the personalities featured on the show's premiere. She wants to come on". However, Stormy made a decision to pull out of the show - with Rylan concluding: 'We had her, she changed her mind and she went. (more...)
Infinity War’s Scarlett Johansson is the Highest-Paid Actress of 2018 Infinity War’s Scarlett Johansson is the Highest-Paid Actress of 2018
- August 18, 2018

In the end, Feige justifies it by stating, "the actors are the best special effects". Jolie earned $28 million, largely thanks to a payment for the film Maleficent 2, scheduled for release in 2020. Reese Witherspoon took fifth place this year with $16.5 million thanks to her part in A Wrinkle in Time and the upcoming season of Big Little Lies . (more...)
Dates announced for Aretha Franklin's visitation, funeral services in Detroit Dates announced for Aretha Franklin's visitation, funeral services in Detroit
- August 18, 2018

On Thursday Patti paid her own moving tribute to the I Say a Little Prayer singer. "She just had this urgency in her voice", says Dianne Reeves, a 2018 NEA Jazz Master and one of countless vocalists inspired by Aretha . She belonged to a generation of African American artists who migrated from the south during a time when segregation and Jim Crow law was still in effect, who then went on to participate in mainstream American culture. (more...)
Why did Stormy Daniels pull out of Celebrity Big Brother?
- August 17, 2018

Moore continued: "She wanted to go on the [Celebrity Big Brother] live show and explain [what had happened] and that was all agreed, she says, and then suddenly they said, 'We don't want you to do any of it'". Daniels made global headlines over claims the president's then personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid her hush money days before the 2016 election to stop her claiming she had an affair with a married Mr Trump in 2006. (more...)
Ariana Grande pays emotional tribute to Aretha Franklin on 'The Tonight Show' Ariana Grande pays emotional tribute to Aretha Franklin on 'The Tonight Show'
- August 17, 2018

While artists like Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, and Missy Elliott penned heartfelt tributes , Ariana Grande paid homage to the Queen of Soul with an emotional performance on " The Tonight Show ". She also told an adorable story about Franklin's troubles with modern technology: Franklin called Grande and wanted her to listen to a recording made by her grandson, but since she couldn't figure out how to send an MP3 digitally, she instead mailed a CD to Grande that arrived months later. (more...)
Elon Musk Breaks Down During Interview Elon Musk Breaks Down During Interview
- August 17, 2018

Tesla stock (NASDAQ: TSLA ) was down as much as 9%, hitting a low of $305.70 during intraday trading on Friday, amid reports that Elon Musk and the electric auto maker's board of directors are preparing to meet with the Securities and Exchange Commission as early as next week. (more...)
Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death
- August 17, 2018

The multiple Grammy victor cemented her place in United States music history with a powerful, bell-clear voice that stretched over four octaves. Sharpton, who was also on MSNBC with King, said his most endearing memory of her was from the 2016 jazz celebration at the White House. (more...)
Stars pay respects to gravely ill Aretha Franklin; tribute concert planned Stars pay respects to gravely ill Aretha Franklin; tribute concert planned
- August 17, 2018

Rev. Jesse Jackson was scheduled to visit Franklin on Wednesday. " Aretha Franklin has been the Matriarch of the Franklin family since the passing of all of her siblings", Quinn tells ET. Aretha never forgot Buffalo and would often talk call out Queen City street names that she remembered while performing on stage. Aretha made her final public performance in August of previous year at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, reportedly battling through "exhaustion and dehydration" to ... (more...)
James Gunn will not return to Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 James Gunn will not return to Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3
- August 17, 2018

According to Variety , Gunn had a meeting with Disney chairman Alan Horn to "clear the air" - but still with the resulting decision that he won't be brought back to the film. Sources tell Variety that Feige "stands by the studio's decision", which again doesn't bode well for Gunn, but that's okay, seeing how he's apparently being courted by other studios. (more...)
Aretha Franklin leaves behind powerful civil rights legacy, along with the music
- August 17, 2018

Her best-selling album, " Amazing Grace ", a 1972 release, is among five Franklin recordings that are featured in the Grammy Hall of Fame. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family, ' the family said. I'll always be grateful for her kindness and support, including her performances at both my inaugural celebrations, and for the chance to be there for what sadly turned out to be her final performance last November at a benefit supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS. (more...)
Aretha Franklin: An appreciation by Bill Flanagan Aretha Franklin: An appreciation by Bill Flanagan
- August 17, 2018

Aretha was recording from the time she was 14, but when she signed to Atlantic Records in 1967, her career exploded. Her father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, was a famous preacher whose sermons were played on radio and records. Her popularity stayed strong with "Freeway Of Love", and the George Michael duet "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)". Her Baptist minister father was the organiser behind the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom - the largest-ever demonstration for civil rights in the United ... (more...)
Aretha Franklin remembered as 'Queen of Soul' with 'special gifts' Aretha Franklin remembered as 'Queen of Soul' with 'special gifts'
- August 16, 2018

From Beyonce to Mary J. Blige and Amy Winehouse to Florence Welch, her work informed and inspired in particular a number of female musicians performing across different genres and decades. " Aretha has everything - the power, the technique", Rolling Stone wrote . She stood up midway through the performance and threw off the coat, and the crowd - which included President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama - completely lost it. (more...)
Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends
- August 16, 2018

Legendary performer Aretha Franklin , often dubbed the Queen of Soul , has tragically passed away at the age of 76. The Soul legend, who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think, I Say a Little Prayer , and Respect , died from pancreatic cancer. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra Debuts Her Engagement Ring Priyanka Chopra Debuts Her Engagement Ring
- August 16, 2018

While Tandon mentioned her and Chopra's pouty lips in the pic, it was the star's ring that was hard to miss. Although, Chopra appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that same month and said the two had only arrived together because they were both wearing Ralph Lauren and seated at the same table. (more...)
Italy bridge collapse: search efforts continue Italy bridge collapse: search efforts continue
- August 16, 2018

Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell, from Bicester, were among the drivers forced to flee for their lives when the bridge in the northwest Italian city of Genoa gave way yesterday. "We are not quake victims - although we are living like them for now - they can't blame their disgrace on a natural disaster." said a man interviewed by Corriere della Sera yesterday. (more...)
Melania Trump is using fashion to 'punish' Donald Trump, according to Omarosa Melania Trump is using fashion to 'punish' Donald Trump, according to Omarosa
- August 16, 2018

Trump tweeted: 'When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House , I guess it just didn't work out. "They absolutely know it's true". Manigault-Newman also claims that Trump considered being sworn into office with his book "The Art of The Deal" rather than a Bible, which by tradition previous presidents used for their inaugural oaths. (more...)
Youtube removes trailer for 'The Nun' after violating Youtube removes trailer for 'The Nun' after violating "shocking content" policy
- August 16, 2018

The tweet received over 145,000 likes and 132,000 retweets. Instead, the video played as pre-roll before unrelated videos, scaring the rosary beads off unsuspecting viewers. Some users online complained of seeing the ad late at night or at other inopportune times. Even YouTube released a statement stating they strive to avoid offending anyone. (more...)
Alexa, Cortana finally get the conversation going Alexa, Cortana finally get the conversation going
- August 16, 2018

The companies gave a preview of the functionality at Microsoft's 2018 Build event, showcasing how Alexa and Cortana can work together. If you're using an Echo device, say, "Alexa, open Cortana", and if you're on a Windows 10 PC, say, "Hey, Cortana, open Alexa". (more...)
Pearl Jam's Poster For Dem Sen Fundraiser Features Dead Trump Pearl Jam's Poster For Dem Sen Fundraiser Features Dead Trump
- August 16, 2018

The eye-catching image has sparked a flood of reaction with many taking umbrage with the depiction of a destroyed Washington, DC and a dead United States president. In addition to the poster, the band also shared an image of an early sketch for it, with the caption: "Y'all know the deal". Pearl Jam is receiving widespread backlash this week over an official poster promoting a show in Missoula, Montana. (more...)
Every time Melania has used her clothes to 'punish' Trump Every time Melania has used her clothes to 'punish' Trump
- August 16, 2018

That's not true. During Obama's eight years in office, black employment rose by 3 million jobs, compared to 700,000 jobs in the first 18 months of Trump's presidency. During the campaign and her White House tenure, Manigault Newman, who was the highest-ranking black official in the West Wing, stood by Trump even at moments of racial strife, including the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Trump's targeting of NFL players kneeling during ... (more...)

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