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Renowned Malayalam actor Sreenivasan hospitalised after suffering a stroke Renowned Malayalam actor Sreenivasan hospitalised after suffering a stroke
- January 24, 2018

Later his son Vineeth Sreenivasan took to Facebook saying that his father only had a variation in blood sugar levels. He also wrote that the popular actor will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow, after a day's observation. In September previous year, Sreenivasan made headlines after he reportedly extended his support to his colleague and actor-producer Dileep who was in judicial custody in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a Malayalam actor. (more...)
Katy Perry Honors Minnie Mouse at Hollywood Star Presentation Katy Perry Honors Minnie Mouse at Hollywood Star Presentation
- January 24, 2018

And now, thanks to a collaboration with footwear giant New Balance, Minnie Mouse can officially add sneakers to her list of "items she's totally dominating in 2018". "I think that fashion for me is how I express my personality, obviously [that's what it is] for a lot of people, but I think in the business in what I do, I get to try different things and new things and push the boundaries and do things left of center which is fun", she explains. (more...)
Christina Aguilera Promises New Album Is 'Coming Bitches' Christina Aguilera Promises New Album Is 'Coming Bitches'
- January 24, 2018

The 37-year old pop diva took to Instagram Stories to share a hilarious photo of someone's message to her on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star. The "Genie in a Bottle" singer then reposted this amusing message on her Instagram Stories with a reply. (more...)
Oscars 2018: Greta Gerwig gets first female director nomination in eight years Oscars 2018: Greta Gerwig gets first female director nomination in eight years
- January 24, 2018

Unfortunately, Ansel Elgort did not get recognized for his attractive driving in the film, but keep those fingers crossed for Best Sound Editing , Best Sound Mixing , and Best Film Editing . " The Shape of Water " also earned nominations for cinematography , costume design , film editing , original score , production design , sound editing and sound mixing . (more...)
Netflix adds record 8 million subscribers in fourth quarter Netflix adds record 8 million subscribers in fourth quarter
- January 24, 2018

The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $212.11. Netflix shares hit a record high during the trading day, with a leap after the earnings release lifting the California-based company's overall value above $100 billion for the first time. (more...)
Floyd Mayweather Sr. accused of punching woman at Canelo-GGG fight Floyd Mayweather Sr. accused of punching woman at Canelo-GGG fight
- January 24, 2018

Floyd allegedly told the woman to get out of the auto, but she refused so he reached in and dragged her out by the leg. The woman went to the hospital and was treated for minor injuries. The 65-year-old Mayweather Sr. had a boxing career that spanned from 1974 to 1990. According to court records obtained by The Blast, a warrant was issued for Mayweather's arrest on January 16. (more...)
Rerun of KZN ANC elective conference to take place between March, April Rerun of KZN ANC elective conference to take place between March, April
- January 24, 2018

This comes after the NEC meeting which made a decision to suspend the provincial executives in KZN and the Free State and to establish interim structures. Former ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson, Sihle Zikalala is the party's new provincial task team coordinator. "[The] committee of national executive committee members will work and supervise the work of the interim structure". (more...)
Listen to the 2018 Oscar Nominees For Best Original Song Listen to the 2018 Oscar Nominees For Best Original Song
- January 24, 2018

Sad that Luca Guadagnino received no love for directing "Call Me By Your Name"; surprising that this nomination is only Nolan's first. Lesley Manville bypassed the SAG Awards and the Golden Globe to earn her first Oscar nomination , for her role as the formidable Cyril in Phantom Thread . (more...)
Michigan Doctor Detained by ICE Had Been Investigated for Child Abuse Michigan Doctor Detained by ICE Had Been Investigated for Child Abuse
- January 24, 2018

Relying exclusively on a written statement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Dr. Lukasz Niec could be deported because of two 25-year-old misdemeanor convictions for property crimes Niec committed when he was a teen. But President Donald Trump's executive orders affecting immigration expanded the enforcement priorities of the Obama years by taking a sweeping approach to the definition of "criminal". (more...)
Captain America: Civil War Scene Hints at Avengers 4's Direction Captain America: Civil War Scene Hints at Avengers 4's Direction
- January 24, 2018

While appearing in the latest episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast , the Russo brothers teased that the time travel rumors may be stretching a bit too far. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. (more...)
Josiah Duggar Josiah Duggar "officially courting" Lauren Swanson
- January 24, 2018

Still, Lauren was surprised when Josiah asked her to take their relationship to the next level. It was a girl's night out and he showed up, so she wasn't expecting it to happen at that time, but that was how it went down. " Counting On " star Josiah Duggar is courting Lauren Swanson . 'She bring sunshine into the room and encourages everyone around her. They recently returned from a trip to Australia and New Zealand, where they traveled to attend Institute in Basic Life Principles ... (more...)
Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Mo'Nique Following Netflix Boycott Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Mo'Nique Following Netflix Boycott
- January 24, 2018

Last week, Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Monique Angela Hicks, better known as Mo'Nique, shared a video to Instagram asking her followers and fans to boycott Netflix . As Mo'Nique continues to make a case for support over her low Netflix special offer, Jada Pinkett Smith has stepped in to defend her. "Thank you for speaking out", Wanda wrote on Twitter on Sunday (21Jan18). (more...)
Emmerdale SPOILER: Cain Dingle's desperate ultimatum for Moira Barton Emmerdale SPOILER: Cain Dingle's desperate ultimatum for Moira Barton
- January 24, 2018

She suggests Moira redecorates Holly's old room to turn it into a bedroom for baby Isaac. Cain turns up, ready to get painting and Moira clocks that Faith is still trying to push her and the Dingle bad boy back together. Moira relays the news to Cain, who rushes round to the farm, pleading with Moira not to leave. As he heads out, he has no idea what the outcome will be and Moira is left confused and upset. (more...)
Blanchett highlights plight of refugees in Davos speech Blanchett highlights plight of refugees in Davos speech
- January 24, 2018

The actress is in Davos to talk about her work for UNHCR. The Australian origin actress, who was honoured here last night along with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and legendary musician Elton John for their social initiatives, said during a session that there is a misconception that developed countries are shouldering the burden of refugees when so many are displaced or in developing countries. (more...)
Greta Gerwig Nabs Best Director Oscar Nomination With 'Lady Bird' Greta Gerwig Nabs Best Director Oscar Nomination With 'Lady Bird'
- January 24, 2018

St. Francis High School is hosting a viewing party for the Oscars on Sunday, March 4. It was also nominated for awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild of America and Broadcast Film Critics Association. (more...)
Donald Trump reveals 2017 Fake News Awards Donald Trump reveals 2017 Fake News Awards
- January 24, 2018

The "awards" were presented in list form and specified particular stories about his presidency. Meanwhile, on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer humbly accepted his fake news award on behalf of CNN (video below), which has faced the brunt of Trump's "fake news" accusations. (more...)
This Is Us drops another HUGE fiery clue about Jack's death This Is Us drops another HUGE fiery clue about Jack's death
- January 24, 2018

This Is Us fired up the how-Jack-dies mystery again on Tuesday night with another huge hint about the manner in which the Pearson patriarch will leave this earth. 'I think the best thing I can say - or the worst thing I can say - is, it's going to be f***ing painful'. While another fan wrote, "yeah so i thought i wanted all the questions on #ThisIsUs to be answered, but i take it back!" In another sequence, Rebecca told Jack, 'You are the strongest person I know'. (more...)
Puerto Rico to privatize state owned power company Puerto Rico to privatize state owned power company
- January 24, 2018

Because PREPA is bankrupt, the noted, a judge will have to approve Rosselló's plans. In comments published on Twitter , the governor said the assets sale would transform the island's power generation system into a "modern" and "efficient" one that would be less expensive for citizens. (more...)
How Fox Topped All Studios at the 2018 Academy Award Nominations How Fox Topped All Studios at the 2018 Academy Award Nominations
- January 24, 2018

For so long, I've just wanted to be a director , my dream has been to make films, and for so long, I just thought the biggest and best reward that could even come from my first movie is that I might get to make another one. "My career is not focused on movies, I just didn't see that this would ever be a possibility and so I owe that to Greta and Saoirse". In the climate that we're in, it does have a good chance [to win ]. (more...)
Cent Made Millions Off Of Bitcoin, Allegedly Cent Made Millions Off Of Bitcoin, Allegedly
- January 24, 2018

Make all the 50 Cent "coin" jokes you want, but the whole thing worked out in his favor. Following the release of Animal Ambition , 50 reportedly raked in 700 bitcoins, which is equivalent to more than $400K, TMZ's sources say. The rapper did not sell off any of his shares, which now are worth approximately $7 million to $8.5 million with the currency's surge in value. (more...)
'Jerry Springer' Regular Steve Wilkos Hospitalized After Car Crash 'Jerry Springer' Regular Steve Wilkos Hospitalized After Car Crash
- January 24, 2018

While recovering in the hospital, Wilkos spoke to reporters from TMZ and explained that he usually wears glasses while driving. Law enforcement sources in Darien, Connecticut tell us Wilkos was involved in a single-car accident Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Limerick locals pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan in a touching sing-along Limerick locals pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan in a touching sing-along
- January 24, 2018

Around 200 people, largely members of O'Riordan's family and close friends, gathered at Saint Ailbe's church in Ballybricken, outside the western city of Limerick. O'Riordan's boyfriend and fellow DARK band member Ole Koretsky was among mourners at the service. "Her gifts have resonated in the lives of many and will continue to do so as her music and her songs will continue to be played and listened to", he said. (more...)
ROBOCOP (The Good One) is Getting a Sequel ROBOCOP (The Good One) is Getting a Sequel
- January 24, 2018

As we'll see later, their rough draft, RoboCop II: The Corporate Wars , was soon dismissed by Orion, and the project was turned over instead to comic book writer Frank Miller. Paul Verhoeven's film is a classic, we're not even giving you ten seconds to comply with that opinion, and the sequel, while lacking any of the satirical edge of its predecessor, is trashy fun. (more...)
Get Christie Love reboot starring Pitch alum gets pilot order at ABC Get Christie Love reboot starring Pitch alum gets pilot order at ABC
- January 24, 2018

Pitch alum Kylie Bunbury will take on the role of the detective originally played by Graves. - the reboot of the first hourlong network drama with an African American actress as the lead is being greenlighted by ABC , which is run by the first black woman appointed broadcast network president, Channing Dungey, and comes from Uni TV, the first major U.S. (more...)
Megyn Kelly fuels on-air feud with Jane Fonda Megyn Kelly fuels on-air feud with Jane Fonda
- January 24, 2018

Fonda was visibly uncomfortable and asked the host point blank, through an icy glare , "We really want to talk about that now?" Fonda shot back, then directed the conversation back to the movie. "This is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage", Kelly continued. "By the way, she still says she's not proud of America", Kelly said . Kelly proceeded to note Fonda's history of shaming our nation's veterans, earning her the nickname "Hanoi Jane". (more...)
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan nominated for Best Actress Oscar Irish actress Saoirse Ronan nominated for Best Actress Oscar
- January 24, 2018

This is her third nomination, following 2008′s Best Supporting Actress nomination for Atonement and 2016′s Best Actress nom for Brooklyn . Lady Bird , the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig , was also nominated for best picture and helped Gerwig become the fifth woman in history to be shortlisted for best director . (more...)
The Third Cloverfield Movie Might End Up Being A Netflix Exclusive The Third Cloverfield Movie Might End Up Being A Netflix Exclusive
- January 24, 2018

But a new rumor suggests that the theatrical fate of the movie was more dire than anticipated. That much was confirmed past year, but now it sounds like God Particle may be going through some changes just three months before it was originally meant to hit theaters. (more...)
Dunkirk Gets Christopher Nolan His First Oscar Nom for Directing
- January 24, 2018

Rounding out the category is Jordan Peele for Get Out and Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread . Christopher Nolan fans could be satisfied with this year's Oscar nominations . The Warner Bros. war movie made $525.5 million worldwide, far exceeding expectations. "I think the impact of making the crossing the way the ships had in 1940s was a bit of the fairy tale to me before that, but that [trip] suddenly made it very real". (more...)
Trump trails Sanders, Biden, Oprah in 2020 matchups — CNN poll Trump trails Sanders, Biden, Oprah in 2020 matchups — CNN poll
- January 24, 2018

Biden follows her with 58 percent approval, all but tied by Sanders's 57 percent. Biden leads Trump by 23 points with white women; Oprah leads by 14 and Sanders by 17, according to CNN. Former Vice President Biden has said he's purposely not making a decision about 2020 yet, while Sanders - an independent who ran for the nomination the last time around - hasn't laid out his plans yet. (more...)
First Lebanese movie nominated for Oscar First Lebanese movie nominated for Oscar
- January 24, 2018

Doueiri was released and " The Insult " went through the commercial circuit without problems with the consent of the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon who then presented it as an Oscar candidate for Best Foreign Language Film. "It is the story of the characters within the film", Doueiri stated when discussing his process as a director and storyteller. "It says that in spite of all these things, there is a hope of reconciliation", the director told The Associated Press. (more...)