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Ronda Rousey Addresses Rumors She's Retired From MMA Ronda Rousey Addresses Rumors She's Retired From MMA
- January 30, 2018

Now that Joanna Jedrzejczyk has her rematch against Rose Namajunas booked for UFC 223, she's looking back on her first-round knockout loss and giving some reasons for it. After suffering her first career loss under the UFC banner, Jedrzejczyk hopes to have a conversation with former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey so that she can help educate other fighters on the dangers of weight cutting in the future. (more...)
Questions: Ronda Rousey joins WWE, and Caroline Wozniacki wins the Aussie Open Questions: Ronda Rousey joins WWE, and Caroline Wozniacki wins the Aussie Open
- January 30, 2018

The athlete revealed the news when she made a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 28. Rousey , who got her " Rowdy " nickname in reference to her being a fan of wrestler " Rowdy " Roddy Piper (used with Piper's blessing, prior to his passing) showed up at the Rumble wearing Piper's signature leather jacket , given to her by Piper's son. (more...)
Grammy Awards: 5 biggest disappointments from the night
- January 30, 2018

The or great victor of night was Kendrick Lamar , who had won three Grammys before televised gala began. Mars also provided a musical highlight of the night , teaming up with the lovable, feisty Cardi B on his " Finesse ". With a glaring image of the American flag, surrounded by a bunch of men in fatigues and masks, Lamar rapped a verse from his iconic song "XXX": "Ain't no Black Power when your baby killed by a coward". (more...)
Stars shine on the Grammy Awards red carpet Stars shine on the Grammy Awards red carpet
- January 30, 2018

But thanks to a public-spat between Academy president Michael Greene and then-NYC mayor Rudy Guiliani, the Awards left NY for the Staples Center in 1999. And just as we have the power to shake culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well. USA Today called the Grammy Awards an "out of touch embarrassment" while host James Corden was criticized on social media for lame jokes and a lackluster performance. (more...)
Jada Pinkett Smith to host new talk show - with a twist Jada Pinkett Smith to host new talk show - with a twist
- January 30, 2018

Jada Pinkett Smith has never shied away from speaking her mind and voicing her opinions on a number of topics. The actress is expected to provide more details about the talk during the festival, which began Thursday (Jan. No word on when Facebook's new talk show will be released. The show will be executive produced by Ellen Rakieten , Miguel Melendez and Pinkett Smith, herself. (more...)
White roses top fashion statement on Grammys red carpet White roses top fashion statement on Grammys red carpet
- January 30, 2018

Neo-funk music got a big thumbs up at Sunday's 60th Grammy Awards . That's correct. In its 60 year, Grammy's are scheduled to take place in NYC rather than LA. Legendary Broadway icon Patti LuPone brought down Madison Square Garden by reprising her career-making performance of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from Evita . (more...)
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM)
- January 30, 2018

About 29.17M shares traded or 22.96% up from the average . Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since January 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500. Visionary Asset has 2,023 shares. The Alaska-based State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.69% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc owns 14,813 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. (more...)
Kelly Clarkson Said Kesha Deserved the Best Pop Solo Performance Grammy!
- January 30, 2018

The British singer, who was not present to accept the award, beat out a strong contingency of female artists for the coveted award. Kelly revealed that she was rooting for Kesha to take home the award in an interview at the 2018 Grammy Awards held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (January 28) in New York City. (more...)
The Bachelor recap: Pins and needles The Bachelor recap: Pins and needles
- January 30, 2018

After some romantic time on a yacht, Arie and Chelsea get hot and heavy on a jetski. Though Arie reassures Krystal they're "much further along" in their relationship compared to others, he fails to confirm whether or not she'll survive another week. (more...)
Who Will Win Super Bowl LII, According To Madden NFL 18 Who Will Win Super Bowl LII, According To Madden NFL 18
- January 30, 2018

At the beginning of the week, however, we thought it was a good time to look to the past. Thirteen years ago, the Patriots won their third Super Bowls in four years, joining the 1960s Packers, 70s Steelers, 80s Niners and 90s Cowboys in dynastic lore. (more...)
All the Grammys performances, including Kendrick Lamar, U2, Kesha, Lady Gaga & more All the Grammys performances, including Kendrick Lamar, U2, Kesha, Lady Gaga & more
- January 30, 2018

Less expected was a win by Philadelphia band The War On Drugs for " A Deeper Understanding ", released in August 2017. If you tuned in earlier in the night, it might've seemed like Kendrick Lamar , not Mars, was primed to take the show's top prize, after racking up five statues, including a sweep in the rap categories. (more...)
Grammys 2018: Lady Gaga Wears Symbolic White Rose To Support Time's Up
- January 30, 2018

Nominees and presenters at the 2018 Grammy Awards will wear white roses in support of Hollywood's "Times Up" initiative against workplace sexual harassment, according to a People report. "A white rose symbolises respect, pays homage to new beginnings and expresses hope for the future", tweeted the Time's Up movement, launched by hundreds of prominent women in Tinseltown to shine a light on sexual misconduct. (more...)
Will Shah Rukh Khan team up with 'Baahubali' writer for revenge drama? Will Shah Rukh Khan team up with 'Baahubali' writer for revenge drama?
- January 30, 2018

Like his other films, this one is also high on drama and action, and can be mounted on a huge canvas. Vijayendra Prasad is also penning the highly anticipated NTR-Ram Charan multistarrer to be directed by Rajamouli. He is now busy with Aanand L Rai's " Zero " and will take a call on any other project only after he completes Rai's project, in which he is playing a dwarf. (more...)
Music Stars Gear Up For 60th Annual Grammy Awards Music Stars Gear Up For 60th Annual Grammy Awards
- January 30, 2018

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, tweeted on Sunday night her displeasure with the skit. "It is something that happens not only in the music industry, or in the film industry. Eric Church, Maren Morris and the Brothers Osborne performed before a backdrop with the names of shooting victims. Later in the broadcast, U2 performed their ode to immigrants , "Get Out of Your Own Way", on a barge on the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty. (more...)
'Cloverfield 4' Reportedly Completed, Hitting Theaters in October 'Cloverfield 4' Reportedly Completed, Hitting Theaters in October
- January 30, 2018

It may even be released before the end of the year! After being dormant for almost a decade, the Cloverfield franchise is back in a big way, with two films potentially debuting this year. Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and is set for an October 26, 2018 release date. It's noted both Cloverfield 3 (possibly titled Cloverfield Station ) and Cloverfield Overlord are being produced by J.J. (more...)
Ashanti Sparkles in Wavy Gold Dress at the Grammys 2018 Ashanti Sparkles in Wavy Gold Dress at the Grammys 2018
- January 30, 2018

Luckily, there is more than one way to tune into the big event. Jay-Z went into the show with a leading eight nominations, mostly from his soul-baring 4:44 album. Kelly Clarkson held a long-stemmed rose in her hand as she chatted on the carpet, its white contrasting with her black gown which included elaborate gold embroidered sleeves. (more...)
Grammys President Neil Portnow Says 'Women Need to Step Up' Grammys President Neil Portnow Says 'Women Need to Step Up'
- January 30, 2018

Early in the broadcast, pop star Alessia Cara won Best New Artist , but there would be no other major female wins for the rest of the night. The singer was not only the sole female Album of the Year nominee - for Melodrama - but the only AOTY nominee to not be offered a solo performance during Sunday's show, ET learned. (more...)
#GrammysSoMale: Backlash After Only One Woman Awarded During Broadcast #GrammysSoMale: Backlash After Only One Woman Awarded During Broadcast
- January 30, 2018

Although the type of initiative that Portnow describes is, on one hand, just the type of mindful outreach that could lead to lasting parity, his comments also seem to suggest that the type of female artist, producer, engineer or executive the industry really needs just hasn't materialized yet - which would be news to all of this year's female nominees in the major Grammy categories, most of whom went home empty-handed. (more...)
Beyonce and JAY-Z Dress to Impress for Roc Nation Brunch Beyonce and JAY-Z Dress to Impress for Roc Nation Brunch
- January 30, 2018

The music industry s biggest night, taking place in NY after 15 years in Los Angeles, also looks set to rally behind the #MeToo movement to end sexual harassment, with a number of A-listers wearing white roses as symbols of solidarity. And Jay-Z previously admitted that whilst the pair had "a lot of conversations" about the music they were releasing, hearing the tracks made them both "uncomfortable". (more...)
Grammy President Says Women Need to Grammy President Says Women Need to "Step Up" to Win More Awards
- January 30, 2018

Others were furious that New Zealand singer Lorde , the only female artist in the running for Album of the Year , was not offered a solo performing slot. Meanwhile, like those who wore a white rose in solidarity with movements like Time's Up and #MeToo, Lorde made a bold outfit statement last night. (more...)
Kesha's Powerful Kesha's Powerful "Praying" Performance at the Grammys
- January 30, 2018

The song off "Rainbows" -  Kesha's 2017 album - represents her return to music after a yearslong legal battle with Sony Music producer Dr. Luke over sexual abuse allegations. She wrote: '"After everything you've done I can thank you for how strong I have become" thank you to the @RecordingAcad, the women on stage with me tonight, and everyone who has supported me through this whole journey'. (more...)
Meghan Markle changes script to speak at her royal wedding Meghan Markle changes script to speak at her royal wedding
- January 30, 2018

While she's not exactly taking a sledgehammer to years of royal protocol, she does seem to have a habit of quietly sidestepping traditions that seem woefully outdated, uncomfortably stuffy, or rooted in sexism. Meanwhile, E! News confirmed that the person responsible for bringing Prince Harry and Meghan together is the prince's childhood friend, Violet von Westenholz. (more...)
Logic reveals he's biracial and slams Trump's hateful words at Grammys
- January 30, 2018

After notching his first No. 1 album with Everybody in 2017, rapper Logic found himself gaining lots of attention for his suicide awareness single "1-800-273-8255", which features Alessia Cara and Khalid . The 21-year-old encouraged people to "support real music and real artists", saying "everyone deserves the same shot". Logic performed his song "1-800-273-8255" at the Grammys. (more...)
Trump wants Jay-Z to know black jobless rate at record low Trump wants Jay-Z to know black jobless rate at record low
- January 30, 2018

She paired the black headpiece with sunglasses, huge earrings and a long-sleeve velvet gown. Nothing could have prepared us for what we saw in the fourth picture in the album, and we're sure the woman in question felt the same way. "For our family. To give our kids a different outcome. And I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man being honest in America, is being an honest black man in America". (more...)
Jay-Z says Trump is 'in pain' Jay-Z says Trump is 'in pain'
- January 30, 2018

You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. "And then now we have Donald Trump , the superbug". Asked by Jones during the premiere of "The Van Jones Show" why he chose to fight for his marriage, Jay-Z replied that his wife was simply "my soul mate, the person I love". (more...)
Arctic Monkeys announce first live dates since 2014 Arctic Monkeys announce first live dates since 2014
- January 30, 2018

TRNSMT , now in its second year, will be held from 29 June - 1 July, and then on 6 and 8 July at Glasgow Green. Flow Festival takes place in Helsinki's Suvilahti area on August 10-12 2018. All four members of Arctic Monkeys , Alex, Matt, Nick and Jamie Cook appeared together in 2016 to play a live gig to promote the Sheffield Children's Hospital arts trail. (more...)
Rose McGowan forced to sell Hollywood Hills home to pay legal bills Rose McGowan forced to sell Hollywood Hills home to pay legal bills
- January 30, 2018

In her soon-to-be released memoir, courageous (out Jan 31), the former Charmed star goes into graphic detail of her alleged interaction with Weinstein at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival - where she claimed she was assaulted. After the alleged assault, McGowan said she was taken to a photo-op with Ben Affleck , her co-star in the Weinstein-co-produced film " Phantoms ". (more...)
Holly Willoughby's £32 Topshop Skirt Stole The Show On This Morning Holly Willoughby's £32 Topshop Skirt Stole The Show On This Morning
- January 30, 2018

Unaware to Holly, the Dancing On Ice studios are reportedly haunted, and Phillip chose to inform her live on the show: "I've saved this moment to tell you that Bovingdon Airfield where we film Dancing On Ice ..." "At the moment it's filmed at Bovingdon airfield, and that's an old World War Two airfield", he explained. (more...)
Artists remember Tom Petty on Grammys red carpet
- January 30, 2018

The campaign has also started a legal defense fund to provide assistance to women in other industries. The group includes over a dozen women in entertainment including Meg Harkins, senior vice president of marketing at Roc Nation, and Karen Rait , head of rhythmic promotion at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records. (more...)
Barcelona loan Deulofeu to Watford Barcelona loan Deulofeu to Watford
- January 30, 2018

Fans will be encouraged by the loan signing of Deulofeu , a player who was brought up through La Masia and has represented Barcelona's senior team and "B" team 110 times. Coached by Javi Gracia, the Premier League side are struggling for form and see Deulofeu as a positive attacking signing. The La Liga leaders said Deulofeu will join Watford until June 30, with the English team covering his salary as well as agreeing to pay a potential add-on of one million euros ($1.2m, £880,000). (more...)