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Labor Senator Katy Gallagher revealed to be dual citizen Labor Senator Katy Gallagher revealed to be dual citizen
- December 06, 2017

All federal parliamentarians have now submitted their family records as part of the new citizenship disclosure regime. However, the date of the UK Home Office letter confirming renunciation was June 24, well after the close of nominations for the 2016 election. (more...)
France's king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74: Wife France's king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74: Wife
- December 06, 2017

Star: Johnny Hallyday is seen in this picture from September. I write these words without believing them. Macron said "we all have something of Johnny Hallyday in us". Hallyday also achieved fame through a modest film career, playing in French director Jean-Luc Godard's "Detective" (1984) and with other illustrious directors including Costa-Gavras. (more...)
Yates resigns from TV show after making 'ill-considered remarks' Yates resigns from TV show after making 'ill-considered remarks'
- December 06, 2017

The controversy around Yates' remark, which the London-based CST anti-racism watchdog said reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes, occurred amid a debate largely conducted in the media in Britain about anti-Semitism within the Labour Party and the political left wing. (more...)
Pink's Dating Advice For Daughter Willow Is Actually The Best! Pink's Dating Advice For Daughter Willow Is Actually The Best!
- December 06, 2017

I look like a boy with long hair.' My brain went to, 'Oh, my God you're six. "I was in a school and the bathroom outside the kindergarten said, 'Gender Neutral - anybody, ' and it was a drawing of many different shapes", she told the publication. (more...)
Alien: Ridley Scott says another film is coming Alien: Ridley Scott says another film is coming
- December 06, 2017

Say what? Scott's Alien: Covenant , which came out earlier this year, felt like a return to some legit old-school scares but failed to set the domestic box office ablaze (though, combined with global sales, it ended with north of $240 million in ticket revenue). (more...)
Westworld, SWAT shut down productions due to wildfire Westworld, SWAT shut down productions due to wildfire
- December 06, 2017

Both series film near Santa Clarita, where the Rye Fire is located. "Production of S.W.A.T. has been suspended for the day due to wildfires and unsafe air near our stages". Nobody from the show seems to be in danger, although there's no saying when production will be able to resume. A Santa Clarita Studios employee told Deadline this morning that the facility's internet was down, apparently because of the fire. (more...)
Jay-Z and Beyonce Pose for Pictures in an Elevator Jay-Z and Beyonce Pose for Pictures in an Elevator
- December 06, 2017

Instead of immediately rushing to their vehicle, Jay-Z gave the photographer the go-ahead to take a picture of them chilling in the elevator. Look at them: Beyoncé smiled! She paired the style with a blue fur coat, a mesh top with the word "unity" on the sleeve, a burgundy velvet purse, cat-eye sunglasses and black strappy shoes. (more...)
Eminem Reveals 'Revival' Tracklist Featuring Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, P!nk, More Eminem Reveals 'Revival' Tracklist Featuring Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, P!nk, More
- December 06, 2017

Eminem tweeted out the track listing of the new album on Tuesday afternoon. The tracklist showed that the album also brings in other major stars from the pop world - Skylar Grey , Kehlani , Alicia Keys , Pink and Ed Sheeran - as well as upstate NY rockers X Ambassadors . (more...)
Randy Travis is 'deeply apologetic' after nude arrest video released Randy Travis is 'deeply apologetic' after nude arrest video released
- December 06, 2017

Travis, who suffered a near-fatal stroke a year after his arrest and is still working to regain his speaking skills, released a statement after the three-hour video of his arrest hit the internet on Monday. Travis: "You think I'm lying to you, just check me out". He continued threatening the officer, telling the officer to pray "because you're a dead man in under 10 minutes. (more...)
Dole offers to bake Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake Dole offers to bake Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake
- December 06, 2017

Click inside to read what she said ... "I feel sorry for her", Smith, 35, said at a talk moderated by Vanity Fair at the 92nd St Y. "And they really have". Yeah, that end sentence comes across as a bit sarcastic. Only one day after news broke of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's possible desire for a banana-flavored wedding cake at their 2018 nuptials, given the prince's rumored penchant for the fruit, the opportunistic banana-peddlers at Dole have already offered to bake it. (more...)
Richard Armitage to play Wolverine in Marvel's first scripted podcast Richard Armitage to play Wolverine in Marvel's first scripted podcast
- December 06, 2017

Along with the news, Percy detailed the intent of writing Wolverine: The Long Night and what exactly the story will entail. It will stream exclusively on Stitcher Premium until the fall when it will become available on all podcast platforms. (more...)
Little Mountain area fire in San Bernardino now 100 acres, 0% contained Little Mountain area fire in San Bernardino now 100 acres, 0% contained
- December 06, 2017

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued as the San Bernardino County Fire Department asked for immediate backup as winds blew at 30 to 35 miles per hour. Requesting closure of NB 215 near University and evacuations of neighborhood north of Shandin Hills Golf Course. Assigning resources to structure protection. (more...)
Terry Crews Suing Alleged Groper Terry Crews Suing Alleged Groper
- December 06, 2017

Actor Terry Crews is suing the Hollywood agent he says groped him - claiming he was psychologically harmed from the experience, according to a report . Crews - who now stars on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" - contends he's experienced psychological distress following the incident and is concerned Venit's standing in Hollywood could impact his acting career, according to the TMZ report. (more...)
Shannon Beador Files for Divorce From Husband David Beador! Shannon Beador Files for Divorce From Husband David Beador!
- December 06, 2017

We wish Shannon lots of luck during this time. In season 10, it was revealed that David had been unfaithful. The couple has been married for 17 years and they share three daughters together: 15-year-old Sophie and 12-year-old twins Stella and Adeline. (more...)
Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks Originals Output, Disney's Streaming Efforts Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks Originals Output, Disney's Streaming Efforts
- December 06, 2017

Now, Netflix's content chief Ted Sarandos has weighed in on the potential complications, revealing to investors that Netflix apparently maintains the rights to keep the series already on the service, and potentially continue to produce more starring those characters. (more...)
TMZ: Chester Bennington's autopsy shows alcohol and ecstasy
- December 06, 2017

The site adds that authorities found a prescription bottle of Zolpidem (Ambien) on his dresser, along with a pint glass of Corona and an empty bottle of Stella Artois. The Grammy victor was laid to rest in a private funeral service at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, California, nine days after he died by suicide. (more...)
US Law Firm To Investigate MultiChoice Allegations US Law Firm To Investigate MultiChoice Allegations
- December 05, 2017

Pomerantz is investigating claims related to potential improper payments to ANN7 on behalf of Naspers . Naspers is being probed by a USA law firm over whether Africa's biggest company by market value was involved in unlawful business practices related to a contract with South Africa's politically connected Gupta family. (more...)
Councilman Kevin Stinnet first to announce run for Lexington Mayor Councilman Kevin Stinnet first to announce run for Lexington Mayor
- December 05, 2017

They're looking to challenge 3rd-term Republican Congressman Andy Barr . "Wages aren't growing fast enough to keep up", Gray said. Gray will be running for Kentucky's sixth district seat, which is now held by Representative Andy Barr. The Democrat would have been the first openly gay man to serve in the Senate - a fact that drew little interest from voters on the trail past year. He also kicked-off a tour on Tuesday of the 19-county district to speak with voters. (more...)
Katy Perry, Archdiocese Win $15 mil Verdict Over LA Convent Katy Perry, Archdiocese Win $15 mil Verdict Over LA Convent
- December 05, 2017

On November 17, $5 million of compensatory damages was awarded to the pair, $3.47 million to the Archdiocese and $1.57 million to Katy, as part of the legal battle. Archdiocese lawyer Kirk Dillman insisted Hollister, who was planning to turn the property into a boutique hotel, refused to give up the convent without a fight. (more...)
Fallen Kingdom Trailer in Viral Video Fallen Kingdom Trailer in Viral Video
- December 05, 2017

A Monster Calls helmer J.A. Bayona took over directing duties for the Jurassic World sequel, with Trevorrow returning as screenwriter alongside the first film's scribe Derek Connolly . There were hints at militarizing the beasts in the last film, but this doesn't sound like it's leading into that approach. Only yesterday , we saw the first trailer for the trailer... (more...)
Selena Gomez Makes Instagram Private After Ranting About Interview Selena Gomez Makes Instagram Private After Ranting About Interview
- December 05, 2017

Selena's response reads, "Never will I let another human guess my words ever again". It's unclear as to whether Selena's teddy bear was gifted by The Weeknd , Justin Bieber , or a friend - but either way, she was upset enough to block her Instagram from anyone not following her aka reporters and press. (more...)
Watch the Trailer for Black Mirror's Upcoming Star Trek-ish Episode Watch the Trailer for Black Mirror's Upcoming Star Trek-ish Episode
- December 05, 2017

A trailer for the episode, which stars Jesse Plemmons and Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel , was released on Tuesday. Some Black Mirror fans have speculated that the " USS Callister " will actually be an in-universe episode of Sea of Tranquility , an effects-heavy sci-fiction show within the the show that was mentioned in season one's " The National Anthem " and season three's " Nosedive ". (more...)
Kim Kardashian Is Teasing This Year's Christmas Card With Bare Bellies Kim Kardashian Is Teasing This Year's Christmas Card With Bare Bellies
- December 05, 2017

For 2017, the Kardashian-Jenner clan has chose to up the ante when it comes to their holiday card. On Friday, December 1, Kim posted the first in the series , a pic showing her two-year-old son, Saint West , standing among a pile of brown kraft-paper wrapped gifts with a massive, undecorated Christmas tree nearby. (more...)
John Mayer Has Been Hospitalized For an Emergency Appendectomy John Mayer Has Been Hospitalized For an Emergency Appendectomy
- December 05, 2017

John Mayer was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday (December 5), and is reportedly in surgery for an emergency removal of his appendix. The 40-year-old musician who found fame as a solo artist has been performing with Dead & Company since the band formed in 2015. (more...)
Ed Sheeran Is The Most Streamed Spotify Artist of 2017 Ed Sheeran Is The Most Streamed Spotify Artist of 2017
- December 05, 2017

Forget Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande or Beyonce - say hello to Dua Lipa, she is "hotter than hell". Sheeran beat out Drake , Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers for the honor, and was also named the Most Streamed Male. " Ed Sheeran absolutely dominated this year with the release of his record-breaking album, Divide ", said Stefan Blom, Spotify's Chief Content Officer. (more...)
'Voice' Singer Melanie Martinez Accused Of Sexual Assault By Former Best Friend 'Voice' Singer Melanie Martinez Accused Of Sexual Assault By Former Best Friend
- December 05, 2017

Martinez , a United States singer who gained popularity after appearing on singing talent show The Voice , has denied the allegations. Martinez , 22, responded on Twitter , writing: "I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told.by Timothy Heller ". (more...)
Kim Kardashian Might've Shaded Taylor Swift by Reposting Her Naked Body Kim Kardashian Might've Shaded Taylor Swift by Reposting Her Naked Body
- December 05, 2017

The figures, which were displayed at an art exhibit, are from West's infamous music video for " Famous ", the song that spurred his and his wife's feud with the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer. At the time, Kardashian used the snake emoji to depict Swift, but over time, loyal Swifties started spamming Kardashian's comments with the little green icon. (more...)
Discovery boosts stake in Oprah Winfrey Network
- December 05, 2017

Harpo will retain a minority interest in the 6-year-old OWN network; it didn't disclose details. Creating the OWN network and watching it flourish, with support from Discovery and a growing group of the best storytellers in television and film, is one of her proudest achievements said Winfrey in a prepared statement. (more...)
Michael Flynn's Former Deputy Appears To Contradict Herself On His Russia Contacts Michael Flynn's Former Deputy Appears To Contradict Herself On His Russia Contacts
- December 05, 2017

But in an email obtained by the Times that McFarland sent on December 29, 2016 ― the day the Obama administration had authorized new sanctions against Russia ― she said that Flynn would talk to the Russian ambassador that evening. The Times reported that it was unclear whether the transition official was saying she believed that the election had been thrown. "Gen Flynn is talking to the Russian ambassador this evening", she wrote. (more...)
Little boy's viral Santa letter is not what you expect Little boy's viral Santa letter is not what you expect
- December 05, 2017

He wrote possibly the bleakest letter to Santa possible. 'Santa , I'm only doing this for the class. The tweet has since been retweeted more than 22,000 times and has left internet users in splits. Her followers found the boy's letter hilarious. Others speculated on his future career, with guesses ranging from his becoming a journalist, like his mother, to a country songwriter. (more...)

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