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Ranveer Singh Undergoes The Mother Of All Transformations For His Next Role! Ranveer Singh Undergoes The Mother Of All Transformations For His Next Role!
- January 19, 2018

The actor has now given up on his long tresses, heavy moustache, beefed up biceps and even the eight pack abs. We have read enough stories on how he prepared to play Alauddin Khilji in his upcoming Padmaavat directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali . (more...)
USA Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Training Centre Following Abuse Scandal USA Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Training Centre Following Abuse Scandal
- January 19, 2018

Maroney's court statement came a day after USA Gymnastics released the athlete from a gag order imposed as part of a US$1.25 million, (RM4.92 million) settlement, following widespread criticism over the order. Larry Nassar could be sentenced Friday in Lansing, Michigan. Because the national team training camps did not allow parents to be present, my mom and dad were unable to observe what Nassar was doing, and this has imposed a bad and undeserved burden of guilt on my loving family. (more...)
Britain should consider building bridge to France, says Boris Johnson Britain should consider building bridge to France, says Boris Johnson
- January 19, 2018

During the high-level talks Johnson is reported to have told aides: "We are two of the world's greatest economies linked by a single railway". 'Our economic success depends on good infrastructure and good connections. As London Mayor he campaigned for a new four runway hub airport to replace Heathrow on the banks of the Thames Estuary. The project would have cost £47.3billion, but the plans were scrapped in 2014 by the Airports Commission. (more...)
Microsoft AI drawing bot image processing improvement Microsoft AI drawing bot image processing improvement
- January 19, 2018

According to Microsoft , a recent research indicates that the new techniques for text-to-image generation employed behind the creation of the bot produce an image quality with a three-fold improvement, in comparison to previously considered top techniques. (more...)
Ann Curry Says She's Ann Curry Says She's "Not Surprised" By Matt Lauer Allegations
- January 19, 2018

She displayed class Wednesday in talking about her rocky time on NBC's " Today ". Some critics complained that Curry was miscast when she replaced Vieira, yet many viewers appreciated Curry's authenticity. Curry left " Today " in 2012 after a year as a co-anchor and 15 years with the show. Then, some complained she wasn't being professional. When Matt Lauer was sacked from his position at NBC, many fans wondered what Ann Curry would do. (more...)
You can vote on Krispy Kreme's next doughnut glaze flavor You can vote on Krispy Kreme's next doughnut glaze flavor
- January 19, 2018

A national doughnut chain is seeking help in coming up with its next flavor. Last year, Krispy Kreme featured green glaze on St. Patrick's Day, chocolate glaze during the solar eclipse, pumpkin spice glaze in October and gingerbread molasses during the holidays. (more...)
Celebrity Big Brother confirm nominations twist before double eviction Celebrity Big Brother confirm nominations twist before double eviction
- January 19, 2018

After some discussion, they revealed they would save him. "You're going to poke me in the eye with a mascara brush?" She said: "What I'm anxious about is the things everyone has said they have nominated me for are the things my husband complains about". (more...)
Katy Perry said she never had a plastic surgery Katy Perry said she never had a plastic surgery
- January 19, 2018

While Katy herself hasn't gone down the plastic surgery route, she's not here to judge anyone who has. Speaking to Refinery29, the 33-year-old songstress slammed the rumours and said she has not altered her appearance with plastic surgery. (more...)
3 middle school students spell their way to county bee 3 middle school students spell their way to county bee
- January 19, 2018

Saturday, January 27. "My goal is to make the most of my time", Sheridan said. Gildemaster took second place, while Henry Thronson, on the right, won the event and can compete in a regional online geography bee to compete for a place at the state Bee in Aberdeen in April. (more...)
White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy' White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy'
- January 19, 2018

Burck passed specific questions to the White House during the House panel interview, and was given instructions on when to respond and when not to, the person said. Objections to the sweeping pre-emptive claim of potential executive privilege were echoed by Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, a Republican who has generally supported the president. (more...)
Cape Town Metrorail still not back on track Cape Town Metrorail still not back on track
- January 19, 2018

Armed police will accompany train drivers, a move demanded by drivers living in fear for their lives. "Commuters in possession of monthly tickets may utilise Golden Arrow Bus Services outbound from Cape Town after 6.30pm and inbound from 8.30am tomorrow". (more...)
Mila Kunis Just Received a Major Acting Honor to Kick Off 2018 Mila Kunis Just Received a Major Acting Honor to Kick Off 2018
- January 19, 2018

The Hasty Pudding will honor Kunis on January 25 with a parade she will lead through the streets of Cambridge. The psychological thriller follows a ballerina as she becomes consumed by a rivalry for the lead role in "Swan Lake" that causes her to slip from reality. (more...)
Wife pranks husband years after her death with plastic pot plant Wife pranks husband years after her death with plastic pot plant
- January 19, 2018

Antonia Nicol shared the prank, which was thought up by her mother before her mother's death, and played on her father. "He's been religiously watering them and keeping them alive. "She was very amusing. Had a cheeky sense of humor for sure", she wrote. She explains that after being with her dad since they were 16-years-old, she believes her mum wanted to leave him a daily responsibility to take care of as he came to terms with his grief. (more...)
Flights canceled, schools close with rare snow in Deep South Flights canceled, schools close with rare snow in Deep South
- January 19, 2018

That breaks the city's record low temperature for the date, which was 23 degrees (-5 Celsius) set in 1977. Virtually all of south Alabama remains closed. Low temperatures and risky wind chills are closing schools across Kansas. Thousands of schoolchildren and teachers got the day off because of treacherous travel and cold; cities canceled meetings and municipal court sessions. (more...)
Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack
- January 19, 2018

Trump himself has acknowledged the oddity of their mutual affection; during a meeting with Republican lawmakers in early January, he remarked , "I really like Lindsey". After having faced severe flak from around the world for making derogatory comments about African countries at a meeting, Trump , on Sunday, said that he was not a racist. (more...)
Amazon Studios Reportedly Plans To Shift From Prestige Movies To Popcorn Flicks Amazon Studios Reportedly Plans To Shift From Prestige Movies To Popcorn Flicks
- January 19, 2018

The company's biggest rival in the streaming market is now far outspending other services for original content. Amazon's move toward more appealing content is likely an effort to catch up in offering must-see original programming. So, naturally, Amazon is ditching indies in favor of finding the next Bright . Amazon Studios so far has focused on bringing a little culture to the world of exclusive video streaming. (more...)
'Bad Boys' TV Offshoot Starring Gabrielle Union Gets NBC Pilot Order 'Bad Boys' TV Offshoot Starring Gabrielle Union Gets NBC Pilot Order
- January 19, 2018

The actress will reprise her role for the TV series, which picks up the buddy-cop mantle of the films with a focus on Syd's new role as an LAPD detective working with partner Nancy McKenna, whose casting has not been announced. The first Bad Boys was released in 1995 and was directed by Michael Bay and grossed $141.4 million on a budget of $19 million. Union is now starring in the BET series Being Mary Jane . (more...)
White House: Trump would welcome Oprah's 2020 bid White House: Trump would welcome Oprah's 2020 bid
- January 19, 2018

Back in 1999, Trump told Larry King on CNN that Winfrey would be his "first choice" as a running mate should he ever decide to run for president . "It's the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice", she said. But he added: " I don't think she's going to run ". (more...)
Tom Hardy's Rap Mixtape From 1999 Has Emerged And It's Legit Good Tom Hardy's Rap Mixtape From 1999 Has Emerged And It's Legit Good
- January 19, 2018

As Noisey points out, some sleuthy Redditors uncovered Hardy's mixtape, which saw him perform as Tommy No 1 alongside Eddie Too Tall (British writer and director Edward Tracy ). Now, we can finally hear a loose collection of his tracks with the compilation Falling on Your Arse in 1999 . Hardy himself has previously stated in a 2011 interview with BBC that he "wasn't very good" at rapping but that there is "loads" of recorded material. (more...)
Chrissy Teigen Knows the Gender of Baby Number 2 Chrissy Teigen Knows the Gender of Baby Number 2
- January 19, 2018

But unfortunately for her followers, the 32-year-old supermodel and her husband, John Legend , agreed to keep mum about their second baby's gender. "John's like, 'No, let's have something for us". Teigen then shows the theater's main floor with many people walking around. The " Lip Sync Battle " star admitted it can be "scary" to see 21-month-old Luna glaring at her parents when they show affection for one another because the tot is so "protective" of her famous father. (more...)
Chinese Military Aircraft Carrier Near Taiwan Sparks Fear Of Hostile Takeover Chinese Military Aircraft Carrier Near Taiwan Sparks Fear Of Hostile Takeover
- January 19, 2018

China has been increasingly hostile towards Taiwan, which it fears as an existential threat . China said yesterday that it does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk. (more...)
Martin Luther King Day inspires volunteers Martin Luther King Day inspires volunteers
- January 19, 2018

He added, "We got to find a way to work on this man's heart". People across the nation honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr . on Monday. "All of civilisation and humanity originated from the soils of Africa", Bernice King said . Police kept the sides apart. Students were given the opportunity to tell a partner what that dream was, and then followed up by some of the students telling McDowall, who wrote on a large sheet of paper on the easel, "My Dream to Help the World". (more...)
U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar among 2018 Grammys performers U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar among 2018 Grammys performers
- January 19, 2018

Also, Miley Cyrus will share the stage with five-time GRAMMY victor Elton John to perform one of John's classic songs. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that U2 and Elton John , who will sing one of his classics with Miley Cyrus , will perform at the January 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (more...)
Lupita Nyong'o Is Writing a Children's Book About Colorism Lupita Nyong'o Is Writing a Children's Book About Colorism
- January 19, 2018

Nyong'o isn't the first celebrity to write a children's book based on her own experience with race and beauty. The story plants seeds in a child's mind, allowing for later access to lessons that children "don't necessarily recognize when they are reading the books", said Ms. (more...)
Alec Baldwin Defends Woody Allen, Says Backlash Is Alec Baldwin Defends Woody Allen, Says Backlash Is "Unfair and Sad"
- January 19, 2018

The statement read: "When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare". "It seems to have worked - and, sadly, I'm sure Dylan truly believes what she says", said Allen. Farrow, now 32, described being taken to a crawl space by Allen. (more...)
Schools issue delays, closings amid concerns of icy roads Schools issue delays, closings amid concerns of icy roads
- January 19, 2018

After dropping into the teens Thursday morning, the temperature climbed into the 40s on Thursday. Caldwell County Schools, Cabarrus County Schools, Kannapolis City Schools, Gaston County Schools, Lincoln County Schools, Iredell-Statesville Schools Rowan-Salisbury Schools, Union County Schools and Hickory Public Schools closed for students Friday due to risky road conditions throughout the area, where secondary roads remain covered in ice and snow. (more...)
Rian Johnson explains the absence of the Knights of Ren Rian Johnson explains the absence of the Knights of Ren
- January 19, 2018

Star Wars might have been the top toy line during the nine weeks of the holiday season around The Last Jedi's release, however sales weren't that good for the rest of the year. Whether one agrees with Gordon-Levitt's stance or not, it's refreshing to see an actor write eloquently about a big-budget feature like The Last Jedi . (more...)
African nation summons U.S. envoy over Trump's rhetoric
- January 19, 2018

Dick Durbin of misrepresenting the discussion on immigration during a recent meeting at the White House. Durbin - the only Democrat in attendance - told reporters that Trump made the comments that were attributed to him. Mr Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who had fled to the USA after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people. (more...)
'Fantastic Beasts': Muggles In France Aren't Called Muggles At All 'Fantastic Beasts': Muggles In France Aren't Called Muggles At All
- January 19, 2018

David Yates , who directed the first " Fantastic Beasts " flick and is returning for the follow-up, " The Crimes of Grindelwald ", spilled the beans about the new moniker in an interview with Entertainment Weekly . Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald . (more...)
California captive plotted escape for 2 years California captive plotted escape for 2 years
- January 19, 2018

The couple are facing a string of serious charges. Bail has been set at $13 million for the Turpins in Riverside County, California. The Turpins are due in court on Thursday. The parents unchained two of them, he alleged. A 17-year-old girl who looked closer to 10 jumped out a window, called 911, and showed the world the secret horror she and her 12 brothers and sisters had been living through. (more...)

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