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Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins Booker Prize Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins Booker Prize
- October 18, 2018

Northern Irish writer Anna Burns' win will do well to assuage the fears of those within the literary community who fear the intrusion of an American hegemony in the Man Booker awards. "It's challenging in the way a walk up (mount) Snowdon is challenging". Johnson will be the youngest-ever Booker laureate if she wins. Set in the British countryside, Ms Johnson's novel centres on the complex relationship between Gretel and her mother, who abandoned her to foster care so she could make a ... (more...)
Who left Strictly Come Dancing last night and how many are left? Who left Strictly Come Dancing last night and how many are left?
- October 18, 2018

Appearing on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch , Du Beke, who has appeared in the show since it began in 2004, said: "I'm slightly disappointed". Speaking after her elimination, Katie told Tess Daly: "I have taken a lot from this experience and it has all been really positive, and I'll never forget this journey". (more...)
Keira Knightley won't let her daughter watch Disney movies and here's why Keira Knightley won't let her daughter watch Disney movies and here's why
- October 18, 2018

Keira Knightley is setting limits on her daughter's viewing habits. After the audience applauds her answer, Knightley explains the reasoning behind her Little Mermaid decision. "I thought, you know, that's a stable career..." Knightley - who has always been outspoken about women's rights and the ways women are depicted - recently wrote an essay called "The Weaker Sex" for the book Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies ) in which she got real about giving birth. (more...)
Orange Is the New Black Ending After Season 7 Orange Is the New Black Ending After Season 7
- October 18, 2018

The streaming service revealed the news on social media today with an emotional announcement video from the ensemble cast. "But the one thing is, our relationships will continue after the show", Prepon, aka Alex Vause, assured, with Schilling, aka Piper Chapman, later thanking the fans for their loyalty throughout the years: "Thank you so much for all of your support". (more...)
Ariana Grande Announces Social Media Break After Pete Davidson Split Ariana Grande Announces Social Media Break After Pete Davidson Split
- October 18, 2018

And thank you for bein there always". In a now deleted post talking about the TV special, she also briefly describes her feelings rn and where her heart's at, writing: "Can't believe I nearly let my anxiety ruin this for me today!" Sharing snaps of her appearance on Instagram, Ariana is wearing a deep green lipstick, a green and white jewel necklace and diamond earrings. (more...)
Kanye West Wants To Help Uganda Thrive Like Wakanda In ‘Black Panther’
- October 18, 2018

On Monday, the two were hosted by President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe where they discussed promotion of tourism using arts. " I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda's tourism and the arts ", he said . (more...)
Big Bird Actor Caroll Spinney Retires From 'Sesame Street' Big Bird Actor Caroll Spinney Retires From 'Sesame Street'
- October 17, 2018

Sesame Street , created by Jim Henson and now airing first-run episodes on HBO after 45 years on PBS, said a pair of puppeteers mentored by Spinney will take over his roles. "Before I came to 'Sesame Street , ' I didn't feel like what I was doing was very important". And even Oscar, once in a while! He also served in the United States Air Force, but he said that Sesame Street's positive message to its young audience made him feel like he was really fulfilling a objective in life. (more...)
Netflix shares jump 6 percent on strong subscriber growth Netflix shares jump 6 percent on strong subscriber growth
- October 17, 2018

As for earnings, Netflix generated $4 billion compared to the $3 billion it took in a year earlier. The company added 7 million subscribers in the September, exceeding its conservative forecast for 5 million net additions to the service in the third quarter. (more...)
James Ellsworth Comments On Being Left Off SmackDown 1000 James Ellsworth Comments On Being Left Off SmackDown 1000
- October 17, 2018

Previously on the Best and Worst of Smackdown Live: We recapped the boring ol' 999th episode with Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs.an LED board, The Miz's very hard mission to make two stupid WWE babyfaces hate each other, and an appearance from the babyface Big Show (which becomes important later). (more...)
First lady’s plane lands safely after ‘mechanical issue’ First lady’s plane lands safely after ‘mechanical issue’
- October 17, 2018

According to the press pool traveling with Trump, about 10 minutes after the plane took off, reporters could see a thin haze of smoke and the smell of something burning. "Everything is fine and everyone is safe", Grisham said in a statement. The First Lady was traveling to Philadelphia to visit families of children affected by exposure to opioids in the womb and a neonatal intensive care nursery. (more...)
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Show Parenting Skills With Adorable Kids Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Show Parenting Skills With Adorable Kids
- October 17, 2018

Just one day after Meghan Markle , the Duchess of Sussex announced she's pregnant , she paid homage to another important mother in her world: Princess Diana . Harry was equally casual in trousers and a shirt. Dubbo is a popular destination for Royals with six official tours making it out to the city to date. (more...)
'Grimm' Spinoff in the Works at NBC 'Grimm' Spinoff in the Works at NBC
- October 17, 2018

A spinoff of the fantasy drama series " Grimm " is now in the works at NBC, Variety has learned. Spinning out of the events and mythology of GRIMM , sources close to the project are saying that the new show will feature a female Grimm , as well as fan favorite characters from the original series. (more...)
Harry and Meghan bring the rain, wow drought-stricken Dubbo
- October 17, 2018

Now 98 years old, her age hasn't stopped Dunne from getting out into the public to be reunited with her favourite member of the royal family, as well as Meghan Markle , who has been given the official stamp of approval! "She's normally in bed at 10.30am but we had to stay up for this. (more...)
Netflix adds more subscribers than thought Netflix adds more subscribers than thought
- October 17, 2018

The better-than-expected subscriber additions , combined with some one-time accounting-related benefits, helped Netflix handily beat Wall Street profit targets. This brings Netflix total subscribers to 137 million a userbase that is only behind YouTube's 192 million when looking at streaming services. Netflix never identifies which shows are most successful. (more...)
How they got rid of Roseanne on 'The Conners' How they got rid of Roseanne on 'The Conners'
- October 17, 2018

The decision to kill off Roseanne by way of a drug overdose was not taken lightly. ABC cancelled Roseanne in May after Barr sparked a furor with a tweet that compared black former Obama administration Valerie Jarrett to an ape. "I just got a call from a friend in the coroner's office", says Roseanne's sister Jackie played by Laurie Metcalf. Dan, working through the terrible news, tells her: 'It doesn't make any sense, I got her knees fixed, I flushed all her pills'. (more...)
Tom and Jerry Movie in the Works, Along With Flintstones & More
- October 17, 2018

Audiences and critics will get to see how this new approach plays out when Tom and Jerry , the first live-action hybrid under this new plan, shoots in 2019. Tom and Jerry started in 1940 - racking up 164 original shorts for various different studios, picking up seven Academy Awards and overtaking the Looney Tunes in the early '60s to become the highest-grossing animated short film series of all time. (more...)
Dennis Hof, Famous 'Bunny Ranch' Brothel Owner, Dead at 72 Dennis Hof, Famous 'Bunny Ranch' Brothel Owner, Dead at 72
- October 17, 2018

Thorley says that if Hof wins the election for the heavily GOP assembly district then officials in the counties that the district covers will nominate another Republican to fill the vacancy. "[Hof] was known nationwide for his role in the HBO series Cathouse , which documented the lives of the workers in his half-a-dozen Nevada brothels". (more...)
Ariana Grande Returns Pete Davidson Engagement Ring, But Will Keep Pet Pig Ariana Grande Returns Pete Davidson Engagement Ring, But Will Keep Pet Pig
- October 17, 2018

Both Grande and Davidson realised the timing wasn't right for either of them, and a source told People that it was "way too much too soon". As of Sunday evening, Grande had not deleted photos and videos of Davidson from her social media accounts, but Davidson's accounts were no longer active. (more...)
Lady Gaga engaged? The singer thanks 'fiance' during speech Lady Gaga engaged? The singer thanks 'fiance' during speech
- October 17, 2018

Other notable guests included: Juliette Lewis, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox, Holland Taylor and Cole Sprouse-plus, you know, tons of others, too. Lady Gaga announced her engagement to Christian Carino . While her speech was truly extraordinary, fashion was on the minds of a lot of people . "When I went backstage, Christian was by the stairs making sure I was okay", Gaga stated in an interview with New York Post's Page Six . (more...)
Northern Irish author Anna Burns shortlisted for Man Booker Prize Northern Irish author Anna Burns shortlisted for Man Booker Prize
- October 17, 2018

In an interview last month, the author said making the Man Booker long list was "wonderful". Anna Burns and Daisy Johnson , both from the United Kingdom, have earned their place in the last six with novels that have so far generated lukewarm praise. (more...)
Piers Morgan mocks Daniel Craig's baby carrier, gets manhood lesson Piers Morgan mocks Daniel Craig's baby carrier, gets manhood lesson
- October 17, 2018

Many of Morgan's 6.5 million followers - along with countless others who happened to see the tweet - were less than impressed with the dad-shaming stunt. Many were offended by Piers' comments and were confused as to why it was emasculating for Daniel Craig to carry his child. Others straight-out skewered Morgan, while lots of dads posted sweet photos of themselves proudly carrying their own babies. (more...)
Tara Reid, Dog Booted From Plane
- October 16, 2018

Eyewitnesses claim that Reid was very loud and impolite, complaining about her seat and then about the fact that she hadn't been given a pillow. Flight attendants attempted to calm her down, the outlet further reports. In a video obtained by TMZ , a flight attendant was seen talking to a woman identified as Reid, telling her that he'd gather all of her belongings and meet here "right out here with the captain". (more...)
Superman Has a New Look in Arrowverse Crossover Superman Has a New Look in Arrowverse Crossover
- October 16, 2018

Stop what you're doing right now, because we need to talk about Superman's ( Tyler Hoechlin ) new threads in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover. Resurrected Superman donned the black suit (and a mullet, it was 90's). However, there's also the possibility that somewhere along the line, Elseworlds will be inspired by The Death and Return of Superman . Instead, he'll be in the kind of black and silver number usually associated with the one he wears after he returned from the dead after ... (more...)
A Star Is Born A Star Is Born
- October 16, 2018

The only thing keeping him from self-destructing is Ally. It takes about 20 minutes for the A Star Is Born soundtrack to get to its Big Moment. This is Hollywood star Cooper's first number one single, while it's the sixth time that musician and actress Gaga has topped the charts in Ireland following Just Dance, Poker Face, Bad Romance, Telephone and Born This Way . (more...)
PS4's Spider-Man Shows Off First DLC Suits PS4's Spider-Man Shows Off First DLC Suits
- October 16, 2018

As detailed in the post, " The Heist " will bring with it the Scarlet Spider II , Spider-UK, and the Resilient suits. First, the Marvel's Spider-Man New Game Plus mode lets you keep all of your benchmarks, gadgets, mods, skills, and suits from the previous run. (more...)
Melania Trump Recants The Narrative Surrounding Her 'I Really Don't Care' Jacket Melania Trump Recants The Narrative Surrounding Her 'I Really Don't Care' Jacket
- October 16, 2018

T.I. heavily criticized Kanye after West's meeting with President Trump offered strong praise for each other in front of the press in the Oval Office, saying that he was "ashamed to have ever been associated with" with Kanye. 'I support the women and they need to be heard. "But it will not stop me to do what I feel is right". And just hours later, Melania Trump claimed she was a victim of bullying on-air. (more...)
'The Flash' Movie Pushes Production Start Date to Late 2019 'The Flash' Movie Pushes Production Start Date to Late 2019
- October 16, 2018

According to a new report from Variety , the start of filming for the upcoming Flash solo film has been pushed back, due to tweaks being made to the film's script. Original Flash director Rick Famuyiwa ( Dope ) exited the project in 2016, but his replacements, Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein , are presumedly still on-board. (more...)
Pippa Middleton welcomes first child Pippa Middleton welcomes first child
- October 16, 2018

The mom-to-be, who's keeping her baby's gender a secret, was spotted at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding on Friday, 12 October, after it was rumoured she wouldn't attend to give birth, Harper's Bazaar reports . The Lindo Wing costs £7,500-a-night and is part of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington . Patients are given private rooms with their own en suites while gourmet food is available. (more...)
Twitter explodes as England defeat Spain 3-2 in UEFA Nations League Twitter explodes as England defeat Spain 3-2 in UEFA Nations League
- October 16, 2018

Ramos, who angered Liverpool fans for his tackle on Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final, appeared to leave one on Raheem Sterling during the 3-2 defeat in Seville. Spain lead the group with six points after three games while England are second on four, leaving Croatia bottom with one point although the World Cup runners-up have a game in hand. (more...)
Obama’s Former Campaign Manager is Pretty Ticked About Warren’s DNA Stunt Obama’s Former Campaign Manager is Pretty Ticked About Warren’s DNA Stunt
- October 16, 2018

The findings said she's anywhere from 1/64 to 1/1,024 Indian - that's 0.097% to 0.156%. Warren's release of the DNA report on Monday was accompanied by a almost six-minute, campaign-style video that recounted her background and takes direct aim at Trump, with Warren saying his mocking of Native Americans is "not what America stands for". (more...)

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