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Norman Gimbel, award winning lyricist, dies aged 91 Norman Gimbel, award winning lyricist, dies aged 91
- December 31, 2018

Gimbel's death came days after "Laverne & Shirley" star Penny Marshall died at age 75. He died in his home in Montecito, California , the USA, on December 19, according to family sources. "Or else they'll never pay us all this money again!'" Norman Gimbel was born in Brooklyn and began his career with music publishers David Blum and Edwin H Morris. (more...)
Grande cancels show due to ‘unforeseeable health reasons’ Grande cancels show due to ‘unforeseeable health reasons’
- December 30, 2018

Ariana shared a statement on Instagram Stories , write: "Vegas, I am now working through some health issues and am beyond sorry I won't be able to see you this weekend". It's been quite an up-and-down year for Ariana Grande , and so it makes sense that the final weekend of it should be no different! He added, "I'm really sorry, I want to be back on stage and I am doing all I can to get there quickly". (more...)
Absolutely Fabulous star June Whitfield dies aged 93 Absolutely Fabulous star June Whitfield dies aged 93
- December 30, 2018

The role cemented her image as a "proper" Englishwoman - slightly prim, resolutely middle-class, but always in restrained command - that she's played for much of her career. Aged 92, she was appointed a dame at Buckingham Palace. "Her spectacular career is unparalleled in its longevity, with seven decades of being a key element in numerous high profile and successful shows", Shane Allen, controller of BBC Comedy, said in a statement. (more...)
Dipika Kakar WINS Bigg Boss 12! Dipika Kakar WINS Bigg Boss 12!
- December 30, 2018

Though it has been reported with assurance that television actress Dipika Kakar and Indian cricketer Sreesanth will be competing against each other for the winning trophy, a few are speculating that Deepak might be one of the top two contestants, while Dipika being the other. (more...)
Complete Spoilers For WWE SmackDown On New Year's Day Complete Spoilers For WWE SmackDown On New Year's Day
- December 30, 2018

Segment involving AJ Styles refusing to apologize to Vince McMahon for punching him last week. Vince does and laughs to end the segment . - Rusev and Lana hold a United States Championship celebration. Cena insults the pair and a mixed tag team match is up immediately next. Becky tells John that she going to take him off the WWE posters like how she took Charlotte Flair off the posters and makes a remark about Nikki Bella. (more...)
Samsung introduces new Remote Access in Smart TVs, starting next year Samsung introduces new Remote Access in Smart TVs, starting next year
- December 30, 2018

The Remote Access feature is going to provide wireless connectivity with PCs, tablets, and smartphones. "With Remote Access , consumers will be able to easily access various programs, apps and cloud services installed on multiple connected devices directly through their TV screen", said Hyogun Lee, Executive VP of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. (more...)
Jon Jones smashes Alexander Gustafsson to regain UFC light heavyweight title Jon Jones smashes Alexander Gustafsson to regain UFC light heavyweight title
- December 30, 2018

Nunes was certainly deserving of the opportunity as she had won seven-consecutive fights heading into UFC 232 . 'I know I hit hard, but sometimes you never know. If Cormier vs. Jones is booked then UFC would likely need to find someone else for Lesnar to fight...if Lesnar still wants to step into the Octagon. Cyborg goes down, what a punch combo by Nunes, what a match! UFC 232 is happening now live on PPV (pay-per-view) from inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. (more...)
Will Avengers: Endgame Top Infinity War? The Directors Weigh In Will Avengers: Endgame Top Infinity War? The Directors Weigh In
- December 30, 2018

The big question is what is Thanos now up to after Infinity War wrap-up. With all the six Infinity Stones in the Infinity Gauntlet, the unbeatable Thanos finally did what he wanted to in Avengers: Infinity War . He successfully achieved his goal of saving half of the universe's population by eliminating the other half with just a snap. On Monday, Russo brothers revealed their new profile picture, a photo shopped version of Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman's Christmas ... (more...)
Rangers vs. Celtic - Football Match Report Rangers vs. Celtic - Football Match Report
- December 30, 2018

Rangers dominated their Glasgow rivals in the Scottish Premiership encounter at Ibrox and claimed the three points thanks to a Ryan Jack goal in the first half. "Any team that comes up here, if we play to that level, they will be in for a tough game". Celtic really should have been 2-0 down at half-time after a hospital pass to Dedryck Boyata from Gordon saw the Belgian global dispossessed 25 yards from goal by Ryan Kent - who really should have scored but for the Celtic stopper ... (more...)
'My family has keep me well occupied in 2018' 'My family has keep me well occupied in 2018'
- December 30, 2018

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will remain at Sandringham until after Accession Day (6th February), with the Duke typically staying on longer than Her Majesty. Harry and Meghan walked arm in arm next to William and Catherine. The Duchess of Cornwall missed out due to a "heavy cold". But the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were there and left the service alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prince of Wales. (more...)
Simmba box office day 2 Simmba box office day 2
- December 30, 2018

Simmba may give considerable competition to Shah Rukh Khan's Zero which released prior to the Christmas weekend last week. Among the recent action-comedies that have posted opening figures in the same ballpark is the Varun Dhawan-starrer Judwaa 2 (2017) - Rs 16 crore on the opening day. (more...)
Actress June Whitfield has died aged 93
- December 30, 2018

TV producer Jon Plowman, who worked on Absolutely Fabulous , said there was "no-one with a better ability to just "place" a line, always an act of utter precision". I had to check her dressing room was ready. She was standing in her underwear, mid-change. She didn't get me sacked. The national treasure had a career spanning seven decades. (more...)
HMV collapse: What to do if you got gift vouchers for Christmas HMV collapse: What to do if you got gift vouchers for Christmas
- December 30, 2018

The collapse is being blamed on a decline in the UK CD and DVD market with Christmas sales this year down 30% on 2017. HMV - which had a hand in The Beatles' big break in the 1960s, recommending the group's demo record to publishers - had around 230 stores and over 4,000 staff before it went into administration in 2013. (more...)
Kanye West surprises Kim Kardashian with $14m gift
- December 29, 2018

They have long-running connections with Miami Beach, with the Kardashian sisters opening a DASH boutique store in the city and Kim starring in " Keeping Up with the Kardashians " spin-off "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami", which ran for three seasons until 2013. (more...)
Gerrard not thinking about replacing Klopp at Liverpool Gerrard not thinking about replacing Klopp at Liverpool
- December 29, 2018

Speaking in an open and honest interview with former team-mate Jamie Carragher for The Telegraph , Gerrard said that he is not thinking about an imminent Anfield return. "There's still a lot of work". "The first half of the season has gone really well". But today is about the supporters. "They need to enjoy tonight and the next couple of weeks because they haven't had the bragging rights for a long time". (more...)
Kelly Clarkson Honors Reba McEntire With Powerful Kelly Clarkson Honors Reba McEntire With Powerful "Fancy" Performance
- December 29, 2018

In addition to McEntire, Cher , Philip Glass , Wayne Shorter , and the creative team behind Hamilton were honored at this year's ceremony. Lambert, the former " American Idol " runner-up, who now fronts Queen in lieu of the late Freddie Mercury, delivered a slow, tender rendition of Cher's 1998 electric dance track as audience members sang along. (more...)
Bre Payton, staff writer for the Federalist, dies suddenly at 26
- December 29, 2018

Prior to her death, Payton was battling the flu and "possibly meningitis", according to a profile on CaringBridge .org, USA Today reported . After the sudden and tragic news of Payton's death was announced, friends, colleagues and fans of Payton flooded Twitter with messages remembering her and expressing dismay at her passing. (more...)
Netflix Touts 45+ Million Viewers for ‘Bird Box’ in Just 7 Days Netflix Touts 45+ Million Viewers for ‘Bird Box’ in Just 7 Days
- December 29, 2018

The streaming service tweeted: 'Took off my blindfold this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box - best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!' While Bird Box was released on December 21, during a week when many were trapped at home with their families, some on Twitter have speculated that this viral phenomenon may not have started out quite so grassroots. (more...)
Vincent, Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Clarkson, & More Perform At Kennedy Center Honors
- December 29, 2018

It wasn't the first time he performed " Believe " - he sang it during "Idol's" eighth season . Led primarily by piano and an orchestral section, Lambert's soaring voice caused Cher to shed a tear, wiping her eye at around the 3-minute mark of the video shared by CBS on YouTube . (more...)
Ariana Grande Cancels Las Vegas Show, Citing Illness
- December 29, 2018

Ariana Grande has cancelled her performance at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday due to ill health. "Vegas, I'm now working through some health issues and am beyond sorry I won't be able to see you this weekend", Grande wrote in a text-post to her 140 million followers, adding, "I love you and so look forward to seeing u and making it up to u next year". (more...)
Barack Obama Shares Year-End List of Favorite Songs
- December 29, 2018

Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? The former president added " Apeshit ", the infectious trap anthem from the duo's most recent album " Everything Is Love ". Obama's other favorite books of 2018 included Shane Bauer's " American Prison ", Lisa Halliday's " Asymmetry ", Zadie Smith's " Feel Free ", Lauren Groff's " Florida ", David W. (more...)
Stars have a gala time at Rajamouli's son's wedding.. Stars have a gala time at Rajamouli's son's wedding..
- December 29, 2018

The wedding ceremony will take place in a five-star hotel in Kukas, near Jaipur, according to a popular daily. All the leading Tollywood celebrities including Baahubali Prabhas, Anushka Shetty , Rana Daggubati and Nagarjuna will attend the wedding. (more...)
Did this 'Sesame Street' character slip in an F-bomb?
- December 29, 2018

There's a lengthy debate raging over the matter on Reddit and on Twitter. Grover is actually saying, " Yes, yes, that sounds like an excellent idea! ". Let us know in the comments! The internet loves to debate anything and everything, so it's really no surprise that includes whether or not a Sesame Street character dabbled in some profanity. (more...)
Watch the New Born Free TV Spot for Captain Marvel! Watch the New Born Free TV Spot for Captain Marvel!
- December 29, 2018

Until recently, Law's character was believed to be a mentor-type to Brie Larson's Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel ). According to yet another toy leak, Law might not be playing classic cosmic character Mar-Vell after all. Starforce is the name of the group comprised of seasoned warriors that help protect the Kree homeworld from threats. She's left her earthly life behind to join an elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by Jude Law's enigmatic commander. (more...)
The Worst Movie of 2018? 'Holmes & Watson' Universally Panned The Worst Movie of 2018? 'Holmes & Watson' Universally Panned
- December 29, 2018

All that aside, here's how you know the film is truly bad: Netflix didn't even want it. People are literally walking out of the movie, too. #HolmesAndWatson don't see it. "The only compelling mystery about Holmes & Watson is how so many amusing people have been squeezed into such an unfunny movie, a movie that isn't almost smart enough to recognize how stupid it should have been", wrote IndieWire's David Ehrlich. (more...)
Meghan Markle wore something she once thought she could never pull off Meghan Markle wore something she once thought she could never pull off
- December 29, 2018

Queen Elizabeth even mentioned Harry and Meghan's baby news during her annual Christmas address. He warned that future generations will face a "completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world" unless action is taken - as well as speaking openly about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's upcoming arrival. (more...)
Woodstock 50th anniversary festival to return to original site Woodstock 50th anniversary festival to return to original site
- December 29, 2018

Janet Huey displays her original ticket at the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York, U.S. August 14, 2009. In this August 16, 1969 file aerial photo, music fans pack around the stage at the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, lower right, in Bethel, N.Y. (more...)
Angelina Jolie Says She's 'Open' to Future in Politics, Sets Off Twitterstorm Angelina Jolie Says She's 'Open' to Future in Politics, Sets Off Twitterstorm
- December 28, 2018

The actress conceded, "I don't know if I'm fit for politics", but added, "I don't know if I have got a skeleton left in my closet". "Honestly, if you asked me 20 years ago, I would've laughed", Jolie told host Justin Webb . "But I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change". But the Hollywood star, who was married to Brad Pitt from 2014 until 2016, seemed more open to the idea in 2014. (more...)
Kim Kardashian teases new lipstick with daughter North Kim Kardashian teases new lipstick with daughter North
- December 28, 2018

The Kardashian-West family released attractive family pictures from their Christmas party this year and while they looked adorable, North was the one snatching up all the attention. Adding, "She picked it though!" She's also previously shared images of North playing around with other makeup products such as eyeshadow. "Lol" said one follower. (more...)
Janhvi Kapoor calls Smriti Irani 'Aunty' and latter's reaction is unmissable Janhvi Kapoor calls Smriti Irani 'Aunty' and latter's reaction is unmissable
- December 28, 2018

Well, a hilarious "someone shoot me moment" happened for Smriti Irani to say the least! During this meeting, they both conversation and here Janhvi called her an "Aunty". While Takht is expected to go on floors next year, it appears that Janhvi has already begun shooting for the biopic, which exclusively rides on her shoulders, a very big responsibility for a newcomer. (more...)

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