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James Franco answers phone to Kiwi live on Conan O'Brien James Franco answers phone to Kiwi live on Conan O'Brien
- December 14, 2017

James Franco is ideal as the mysterious Tommy Wiseau and clearly has an adoration for the guy that has expanded into the promotion for the film. "Hey this is Steve, I'm just having lunch in Auckland, New Zealand". After the call, Franco explains that he has been answering the phone in character as Wiseau. "Connan Mockasin?" Steve tried next, again being wrong as he guessed the Kiwi musician, causing even more confusion among the host and actor. (more...)
Bangladesh condemns NY explosion as media say suspect is Bangladeshi Bangladesh condemns NY explosion as media say suspect is Bangladeshi
- December 14, 2017

Police confirmed a person had been detained. WABC reported that the suspect has been in the United States for seven years and has an address in New York's Brooklyn borough. "A woman fell, and nobody even stopped to help her because it was so insane", she said. The four officers happened to be assigned to the Port Authority Bus Terminal police command at the right time. (more...)
Third Ashes test hit by reports of match-fixing, ICC to probe Third Ashes test hit by reports of match-fixing, ICC to probe
- December 14, 2017

Four years on from the last doomed trip to Western Australia, Joe Root led a mostly different set of players through their drills under a big Perth sky while facing the same unenviable predicament as his predecessor Alastair Cook. "If we do go down that route, it's nothing to do with anyone's batting. That is the way we're leaning at the moment". Since 1986, the visitors have made only two totals in excess of 300, but recently the pitch is thought to have slowed. (more...)
Popular Bollywood actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora passes away at 54 Popular Bollywood actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora passes away at 54
- December 14, 2017

Suniel Shetty said, "Will always remember you for your infectious smile & your wonderful humour & wit!" Later the popular B-town producer Firoz Nadiadwala took his responsibility and shifted Neeraj to his bungalow Barkat Villa in Santacruz, Mumbai . (more...)
Peerless David Silva at the helm as Manchester City cruise to record Peerless David Silva at the helm as Manchester City cruise to record
- December 14, 2017

And that spells out trouble for the chasers as it means there is little or no chance of catching City, who have a 11-point gap from second placed Manchester United . " Liverpool , Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, and Chelsea with Jose Mourinho". The neutral will hope that Tottenham give it a good crack on Saturday when they travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on the leaders. (more...)
CANCELLED: FDLE issues Missing Child Alert for boy last seen Nassau Co CANCELLED: FDLE issues Missing Child Alert for boy last seen Nassau Co
- December 14, 2017

If you have any information on Legend's whereabouts, please call 911 or the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. Jones had been the subject of a citywide search since he was picked up from Honey Bears Daycare off Normandy Boulevard by a family friend about 2 p.m. (more...)
PDC Energy (PDCE) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.10
- December 14, 2017

The company was downgraded on Friday, December 2 by Barclays Capital. The stock of eBay Inc. (NYSE:XEL) has "Hold" rating given on Sunday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. North Star Mngmt holds 1,520 shares. A ratio over 1 indicates that the market is willing to pay more for the shares. Xcel Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. (more...)
'Super-Size Me' Director Morgan Spurlock Admits to History of Sexual Misconduct 'Super-Size Me' Director Morgan Spurlock Admits to History of Sexual Misconduct
- December 14, 2017

Former movie mogul Weinstein is facing criminal investigations in London, New York and Los Angeles after more than 50 women - including stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan and Uma Thurman - have accused him of harassment and assault. (more...)
Salman Khan to launch brother-in-law Aayush Sharma with Loveratri Salman Khan to launch brother-in-law Aayush Sharma with Loveratri
- December 14, 2017

Salman Khan Films, which is producing the film, posted the update on their verified Twitter page, adding that Abhiraj Minawala will direct the film. He wrote, "Thank you bhai..." Salman is known to give many newcomers a break in Bollywood, so Aayush making his Bollywood debut via is production house was an obvious choice. (more...)
EPS for JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Expected At $1.71
- December 14, 2017

Vetr upgraded shares of J P Morgan Chase & Co from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $93.14 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Thursday, June 1. Jefferies maintained Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) rating on Thursday, October 5. (more...)
'Riverdale' Cast Cameos In 'Tonight Show' Peanuts Parody
- December 14, 2017

The sketch totally nails Riverdale's moody tone and soundtrack while still somehow weirdly staying true to Peanuts at the same time. Their incredulity is amusing in its own right, but the spot-on jabs at Riverdale (a sordid relationship between a student and a trombone-voiced teacher, the tragic song-inspiring death of Linus Van Pelt) make the parody worth checking out for fans of the show. (more...)
Keaton Jones's mom reacts to social media response on bullying post Keaton Jones's mom reacts to social media response on bullying post
- December 14, 2017

Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? Because of the heartbreaking video, housands of people raised almost $60k via GoFundMe ... "We do not and will not tolerate bullying and have a policy in place" that addresses it. "But his mom, Kimberly on the other hand, is a suspected racist who makes very problematic posts bullying Black protesters". (more...)
Gwen Stefani and Her Sons Have the Cutest Family Christmas Tradition Gwen Stefani and Her Sons Have the Cutest Family Christmas Tradition
- December 14, 2017

Despite their family traditions changing following her divorce from Rossdale, Stefani said that she still makes it a point to go all-out during the holidays. Speaking about the boys, the mother has gushed about her significant other's bond with them quite a lot, so we know for sure her kids are not an issue - Blake would make an incredible stepfather! "And I was just like, 'Wow, this is happening!" "That's probably, to me, one of the greatest traditions". (more...)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gets Star on Walk of Fame Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gets Star on Walk of Fame
- December 14, 2017

In the sweet snap, Jasmine sits in front of a Christmas tree, underneath a sign proclaiming, "It's a girl!" Reputed to be one of the hardest-working stars in Hollywood, he has been in 14 movies in just four years, including previous installments of the Fast and Furious franchise, Hercules , Snitch , G.I. (more...)
Winter storm watch this afternoon Winter storm watch this afternoon
- December 14, 2017

Take is slow on the roads this morning, afternoon, and evening. Snowfall will continue to add up through the week with additional snowfall of a Trace to 4 or more inches into Wednesday . Tuesday late morning/early afternoon: Scattered snow squalls could blow through. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with snow showers. "Another Trace to 2" with up to 4" in the snowbelt. (more...)
'Mr. Robot' Season 4 Ordered by USA 'Mr. Robot' Season 4 Ordered by USA
- December 14, 2017

There have been questions for a little while about the future of the series - Malek and the show itself have been snubbed at numerous major awards shows this year after Mr. Robot and second for Malek for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama. Its third season premiered in October and its finale airs tonight (December 13). (more...)
Will Andrew Lincoln Exit 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Like Chandler Riggs?
- December 14, 2017

Of the moment he found out, Chandler admitted his initial confusion: 'I honestly thought he was joking the first time he said it. Scott has a pretty good sense of humor and we joke around a lot. We'll have to wait until February 25, 2018, to see Carl take his final breath, but no matter what, he'll go down as one the most shocking deaths in Walking Dead history. (more...)
NERD Drop NERD Drop "Don't Don't Do It!" with Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar
- December 14, 2017

N.E.R.D have unveiled a new track called 'Don't Don't Do It!', a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean. "Don't don't do it, '" Pharrell told Zane Lowe. "The way that he handles the pen is kind of how Miles Davis handled the trumpet", says Williams. Pharrell takes over to play " Lemon " and "1000", sharing details on the songs and the meaning behind them. (more...)
Spotify Gets Multiroom Audio Support On Echo Devices Spotify Gets Multiroom Audio Support On Echo Devices
- December 14, 2017

And now, the music can come from Spotify or SiriusXM. However, as many improvements as we've seen on both the hardware and software fronts, one feature that's been noticeably absent since multi-room audio was added in August is the ability to stream Spotify on multiple Echo speakers at the same time. (more...)
Barclays Reports Initiation of Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) Barclays Reports Initiation of Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC)
- December 14, 2017

The firm has a market capitalization of $16,260.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.39, a P/E/G ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 0.88. The stock decreased 0.75% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $122. (NASDAQ:IMDZ) for 1.96M shares. Therefore 71% are positive. Looking further, Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has a Gross Margin score of 4.00000. (more...)
Fukrey Returns is unstoppable, inches towards Rs.50 cr mark Fukrey Returns is unstoppable, inches towards Rs.50 cr mark
- December 14, 2017

Now, with nearly ten more days in hand before Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai hits the screens, Fukrey Returns could well go past the Rs 50 crore mark. Fukrey Returns , which is co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment and directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, stars Varun Sharma, Pulkit Samrat, Manjyot Singh, Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi and Richa Chadha in lead roles. (more...)
Family of Keaton Jones receives backlash over mother's post Family of Keaton Jones receives backlash over mother's post
- December 14, 2017

In less than 48 hours, the video clocked in over 20 million views. As messages of love and support made their way to the young boy, many questions began to surface around his mother Kimberly Jones . A GoFundMe page set up for Davis' funeral expense earned only $27,310 in 10 days, an amount almost half of what the account created Saturday to help Jones financially received. (more...)
Suns sign G Canaan Suns sign G Canaan
- December 14, 2017

Leading scorer Devin Booker (24.3 points) is sidelined with a groin strain and Brandon Knight is out for the season while recovering from knee surgery. He played four minutes for the National Basketball Association club against the Philadelphia 76ers, gathering one rebound. They are now 9-20 after losing nine of their last 11 games, including the last four games in a row. (more...)
Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 9 More Women Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 9 More Women
- December 14, 2017

She was 17 at the time . A woman named Lisa Kirk told the paper that Simmons attacked her in the bathroom of a Manhattan nightclub in 1988. Singer SHERRI "SHERI SHER" HINES of the hip-hop group MERCEDES LADIES alleged that SIMMONS raped her in his office in about 1983; two women she told about the incident the same day have confirmed those conversations to the TIMES . (more...)
Tavis Smiley's show indefinitely suspended by PBS following sexual misconduct investigation Tavis Smiley's show indefinitely suspended by PBS following sexual misconduct investigation
- December 14, 2017

Variety reports that the probe into Smiley's conduct revealed that the host is alleged to have engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates. Several expressed concerns about retaliation. His nightly program has aired on PBS since 2004. As the former host of BET Tonight With Tavis Smiley on Black Entertainment Television, Smiley became known as "black America's favorite talk show host", according to National Public Radio , and he has been one of the few black hosts on PBS . (more...)
'Die Hard', 'Titanic', 'Memento', 'Superman' and More Added to National Film Registry 'Die Hard', 'Titanic', 'Memento', 'Superman' and More Added to National Film Registry
- December 14, 2017

Spanning the period 1905 to 2000, the films named to this year's registry include Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts and independent and home movies. "Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole". (more...)
Salma Hayek pens disturbing Harvey Weinstein op-ed Salma Hayek pens disturbing Harvey Weinstein op-ed
- December 14, 2017

She said he made impossible demands, including that she raise $10 million and find an A-list director, all of which she met in order to move forward with the film. She recounts being dragged out of a gala, having to fight to keep her part in " Frida " when he tried to give it to another actress, and having to meet a list of almost impossible demands about the film. (more...)
Councillors vote to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's freedom of Dublin Councillors vote to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's freedom of Dublin
- December 14, 2017

In a letter to city councillors, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullin Jnr and Adam Clayton have condemned Ms Suu Kyi's "failure to defend human rights". Investors are also wary that Myanmar may face reinstatement of some sanctions over its treatment of its Rohingya minority, further threatening Suu Kyi's promise of a reformist government that would attract much-needed foreign investment. (more...)
Matt Damon Asks for Prayers as His Father's Cancer Battle Continues Matt Damon Asks for Prayers as His Father's Cancer Battle Continues
- December 14, 2017

He's been in and out of remission and seemingly putting up a fight against the rare form of blood cancer that's plagued him for the better part of a decade. My wife did, and my father was with us so you know, so it's very, very powerful feelings, kind of, you know, conflicting, you know, conflicting and colliding with each other". (more...)
Inditex Nine-Month Net Profit Rises on Sales Growth Inditex Nine-Month Net Profit Rises on Sales Growth
- December 14, 2017

The owner of Zara fashion stores says net profit surged by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its global expansion with both online and physical stores. Inditex shares have fallen about five per cent so far this year, while H&M's have fallen nearly 20 per cent. In the first nine months, sales rose 10 percent to 18.0 billion euros, while gross margin fell slightly to 57.4 percent from 57.9 percent previous year. (more...)

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