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Journalist who broke Aziz Ansari story attacks news anchor Journalist who broke Aziz Ansari story attacks news anchor
- January 18, 2018

But I have a lot of years on Grace, who was only 22 when she went out with Ansari. But that means that in the majority of the United States, a man who kills a romantic or sexual partner - or just a human who'd expressed interest, or been of interest to the perpetrator - can use the victim's gay or trans status as a legal defense in court. (more...)
Maids Moreton deaths: Three arrests in murder investigation Maids Moreton deaths: Three arrests in murder investigation
- January 18, 2018

The causes of death for the couple, from Maids Moreton, have not yet been determined, officers said. As well as lecturing, Mr Farquhar published three novels, and a character in the 2013 football movie Believe was based on him during his time teaching in Manchester. (more...)
Grizzlies edge Knicks after contentious finish Grizzlies edge Knicks after contentious finish
- January 18, 2018

That's when Lee and Brooks began talking smack. After a warning from official Derrick Stafford, Lee was called for a technical. The rookie grabbed my arm. "I just went up to him and said, 'You can't make the game personal, bro, ' " Lee said. "I'm not going to just give my money away when I can't fight for it. (more...)
YouTube, Twitter & Facebook Grilled by Senators for Spreading Terrorist Content YouTube, Twitter & Facebook Grilled by Senators for Spreading Terrorist Content
- January 18, 2018

Twitter declined to comment beyond Monje's remarks. Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) will be alerting users who might have seen Russian-linked posts during the presidential campaign, it said in Senate testimony. While Wednesday's hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee was ostensibly about how social media companies can better combat terrorism, it veered onto other topics, primarily Russia. (more...)
Pakistan now sends the shoes of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife for forensic testing Pakistan now sends the shoes of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife for forensic testing
- January 18, 2018

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office in a statement on Wednesday categorically rejected Indian allegations that the meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav with his mother and wife, was conducted in an "intimidating" atmosphere as "baseless and twisted". "This included removal of mangal sutra , bangles and bindi , as well as a change in attire that was not warranted by security", said the statement. (more...)
Here's Your First Look At Zac Efron As Ted Bundy Here's Your First Look At Zac Efron As Ted Bundy
- January 18, 2018

So it's not exactly High School Musical or Baywatch territory. Now, we know exactly what Efron's killer looks will entail. While I'm not insane about furthering that mythology, the film piques my interest thanks to director Joe Berlinger , who previously helmed the Paradise Lost documentary trilogy, which investigated the infamous West Memphis Three trial. (more...)
Facebook wants more people watching videos together at the same time Facebook wants more people watching videos together at the same time
- January 18, 2018

A Facebook watch party. Any public Facebook video can be included in a Watch Party, whether it's live or prerecorded. When watching on a mobile device, any comments will be overlaid on the video, while on desktop comments will appear in the sidebar to the right of the video. (more...)
Title logo of Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer NTR biopic released, teaser expected soon Title logo of Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer NTR biopic released, teaser expected soon
- January 18, 2018

The first look poster of upcoming biopic NTR was unveiled to mark the 22nd death anniversary of the legendary movie actor and political leader NT Rama Rao. He had also said the film will shed light on NTR's unknown sides, including his enemies and the people who betrayed him. The makers have released the NBK's NTR First Look Poster on 18 January while they have promised to release the NTR teaser at the same time. (more...)
Major Update on Bon Jovi's Rock Hall Induction Major Update on Bon Jovi's Rock Hall Induction
- January 18, 2018

Bon Jovi has appeared on Stern's radio show for virtually his entire career, beginning in the mid-'80s. Yet Jon initially neglected to tell Stern that this year's induction ceremonies would be in Cleveland, not NY per usual. "I had hoped this day was going to come and it does come and I had given it a lot of thought to who I wanted to induct us", the rocker said. In the case of Bon Jovi , they've picked a doozy. (more...)
Brigitte Bardot joins #MeToo backlash, lambasts the movement 'hypocritical, ridiculous' Brigitte Bardot joins #MeToo backlash, lambasts the movement 'hypocritical, ridiculous'
- January 18, 2018

Bardot, a prominent sex symbol in the '50s, says that she was never a victim of sexual harassment and found it "charming" when men told her she was attractive or that she "had a nice little backside". Bardot's comments follow an open letter from 100 French women, including actress Catherine Deneuve, disavowing the movement, which has arisen amid a wave of sexual misconduct claims in Hollywood. (more...)
EFF protests outside high school on first day EFF protests outside high school on first day
- January 18, 2018

On Thursday morning, some residents and parents gathered in opposition to the protesters, who were made up of members of the EFF, ANC and Black First Land First. "The learners were refused entry to the school on the basis of language‚ contrary to requirements of admission process‚" he said. Police had their hands full, trying to stop the clashes. (more...)
'12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth Hopes Film Can Reduce 'Misconceptions' About Afghanistan '12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth Hopes Film Can Reduce 'Misconceptions' About Afghanistan
- January 18, 2018

Hemsworth is set to reprise his role as Thor in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018. There's also a sense of savoring the moment as completion of the "Avengers' movies marks a possible end of Hemworth's run as the Norse god he has come to personify on the screen". (more...)
Direxion S&P Biotech Bear 3X (LABD)
- January 18, 2018

When combined with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI), it can help decipher the trend direction as well. The benefit of the Schaff Trend Cycle is that it is meant to be quicker than the standard macd and stochastic signals. (more...)
"Go f*** yourself Cory Bernardi." — SAVAGE STUFF
- January 18, 2018

After telling Hayes to "get over yourself" in a tweet, the outspoken Senator hit back in a radio interview on Thursday morning and denied he was using the songs for political gain. Bizarrely, Senator Bernardi defended his inclusion of the Savage Garden song saying he had been criticised for including it "because an openly gay man wrote the song". (more...)
Selena Gomez's Mother Publicly Criticizes Her for Working with Woody Allen Selena Gomez's Mother Publicly Criticizes Her for Working with Woody Allen
- January 18, 2018

DeMille award for lifetime achievement. Ladybird director Greta Gerwig told The New York Times , "If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film". Gomez and Allen has recently worked on a yet to be titled movie and as such, have carved out a working relationship. . "I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the fearless artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve". (more...)
Noted Film actor and Director Kashinath passes away Noted Film actor and Director Kashinath passes away
- January 18, 2018

The same film was later remade in Hindi as Be Shaque and starred Mithun Chakraborty. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah condoled death of Kashinath and stated that his death has created a vacum in the film industry. He went on to direct 16 movies of varied genres, which were all very successful at the box-office. Hailing from Kundapur in Udupi district, the actor is survived by two children. (more...)
Shenzhen beats Manchester to host WTA Finals in 10-year deal Shenzhen beats Manchester to host WTA Finals in 10-year deal
- January 18, 2018

The WTA has 54 events globally, not including the four Grand Slams. "We need to continue to keep our balance". "What you have heard is speculation and nothing is final", she said. That's where we're headed to. They are willing to grow our sport. "It's a fascinating and friendly place, with some of the best tennis fans in the world", she added. (more...)
United States prosecutors charge German man with supporting al Qaeda United States prosecutors charge German man with supporting al Qaeda
- January 18, 2018

A German national, Ganczarski, had personal relationships with top al Qaeda operatives including bin Laden, Abu Hafs el Masri, Saif al Adel and Khaled Shaikh Mohammad, the feds said. Christian Ganczarski, who went by several aliases including Ibrahim the German, traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan at least five times from 1999 through 2001, according to officials. (more...)
White House doctor says Trump aced cognitive test White House doctor says Trump aced cognitive test
- January 18, 2018

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson , M.D., the official physician to the president, revealed the results of Donald Trump's physical this week, crediting him with " incredible genes ", because of "the way God made him". He added: "It's a cognitive test meaning that it assesses memory, executive function, spatial skills, calculation - so it's mostly cognition that is assessed, not the rest of the mental abilities". (more...)
Rupert Murdoch Injures Back in Yachting Accident Rupert Murdoch Injures Back in Yachting Accident
- January 18, 2018

Murdoch , executive chairman at both his companies and deeply involved in his businesses, has in the past few years signaled that leadership would remain in the family. The transaction could be scrutinized by antitrust enforcers, but complicating any review are the well-known friendship and political ties between President Donald Trump and Murdoch - with the two men even discussing the transaction in a phone call. (more...)
France ditches plans for divisive west coast airport France ditches plans for divisive west coast airport
- January 18, 2018

The prime minister said farmers whose land was expropriated for the proposed airport could get their land back if they wanted. French Security forces were being deployed to the region around Nantes. He was accused of capitulating to the environmentalists and anarchists who have been blocking plans for the airport outside Nantes. "We will put a stop to the no-go zone which has flourished in this area for almost 10 years", he said. (more...)
Designers Will Auction Off Their Black Golden Globes Dresses for Time's Up Designers Will Auction Off Their Black Golden Globes Dresses for Time's Up
- January 18, 2018

Condé Nast has partnered with Time's Up and eBay for Charity to host an auction of Golden Globes gowns and tuxedos, with all proceeds benefiting the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund , which connects victims of sexual harassment with legal representation and assistance. (more...)
CAS to start Russia Olympic doping appeals CAS to start Russia Olympic doping appeals
- January 18, 2018

The Court of Arbitration of Sport will begin appeals hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Winter Games for doping and banned for life from the Olympics. Verdicts are expected by Friday, Feb. 2, one week before the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony in South Korea. The IOC banned Russian Federation from competing at the forthcoming Games, in December. (more...)
'Teen Mom 2' Star Briana DeJesus Confirms Split With Javi Marroquin 'Teen Mom 2' Star Briana DeJesus Confirms Split With Javi Marroquin
- January 18, 2018

Despite their split , DeJesus said she does not have bad things to say about Marroquin. "He wanted a wife and home right now and I didn't see a reason to rush", she continued. "We are dating", Javi shared while he was appearing on "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" alongside ex Kailyn, with whom he shares 4-year-old son Lincoln. (more...)
Alec Baldwin criticizes public Alec Baldwin criticizes public "renunciation" of Woody Allen as "unfair"
- January 18, 2018

In an open letter for The New York Times , Farrow detailed her accusations against Allen. Brosnahan joins a growing chorus of Allen collaborators who have sought to distance themselves from him in the wake of the #MeToo movement, including two who are now contending for Oscars for other film work: Lady Bird writer/director Greta Gerwig said that she wishes she had not worked with Allen, and Call Me By Your Name lead actor Timothee Chalamet said that he would be donating his full ... (more...)
FX's 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' will unnerve you FX's 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' will unnerve you
- January 18, 2018

Versace's name may be in the title , but Miglin, Trail and Madson get nearly as much backstory, not to mention Cunanan, the only character who appears in every episode . O.J. Simpson) premieres tomorrow at 10 PM ET/PT on the cable network. Cunanan also killed five other people that year and the series will touch on those murders as well as his life in the San Diego gay community, and the strong presence of homophobia in the 1990s. (more...)
Meadows: GOP Leaders Don't Have Enough Support to Avoid a Shutdown Meadows: GOP Leaders Don't Have Enough Support to Avoid a Shutdown
- January 18, 2018

Sen. The plan, crafted by three Democrats and three Republicans and in the works for months, aims to address the four issues insisted on by Trump: a reasonable DACA fix; limits to the green card visa lottery and the family reunification program also known as "chain migration;" and improved border security. (more...)
Kris talks about Kylie, lack of privacy Kris talks about Kylie, lack of privacy
- January 18, 2018

The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister, who has yet to comment on the news that she's expecting her first baby, had a huge crib sent to her Californian home. And she was notably absent from the Kardashian Christmas card in December, an event that fans had hoped would confirm her pregnancy , once and for all. (more...)
Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date
- January 18, 2018

According to the research, most respondents couldn't name the historical event that occurred on Australia Day . When asked to pick the best day for Australia Day from a list of options, a whopping 70 percent of respondents did not select the current date. (more...)
Oil rises ahead of US weekly inventory figures Oil rises ahead of US weekly inventory figures
- January 18, 2018

For most of last year, the resurgence of U.S. crude oil production was capping price gains and offset part of the production cuts that Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) and its Russia-led non-OPEC partners have been implementing since January last year, report said. (more...)

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