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Apple confirms acquisition of Shazam
- December 12, 2017

Shazam, which was founded in 1999 in the early age of online music, has offered a solution to a longtime agony of listeners - putting a name to elusive songs. Retail giant Amazon seized on its vast consumer reach as it launched its own streaming service previous year. Apple which revolutionised music with the introduction of the the iPod and iPhone, said Shazam was a natural fit for its Apple Music streaming service. (more...)
Twitter Claps Back at Netflix for Trolling Viewers of 'A Christmas Prince' Twitter Claps Back at Netflix for Trolling Viewers of 'A Christmas Prince'
- December 12, 2017

So much so, that Netflix - who are notoriously cagey about their streaming data - made a decision to call out the superfans. Netflix's official account tweeted on December 11. What's Netflix playing at, exposing the die-hard Christmas Prince fans among us? So, is this an attempt by the streaming service to create buzz and get more people to watch yet another mediocre Christmas flick? Something tells us the former. (more...)
Keith Urban praises Nicole Kidman on Golden Globe nomination Keith Urban praises Nicole Kidman on Golden Globe nomination
- December 12, 2017

While her show Big Little Lies headed up the nominations with a whopping six nominations under its belt, Nicole Kidman was personally recognised for her portrayal of Celeste Wright. The 50-year-old actress was given the nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in Big Little Lies . (more...)
Dwayne Johnson Is Expecting A Child With Lauren Hashian Dwayne Johnson Is Expecting A Child With Lauren Hashian
- December 12, 2017

Due this spring, the little girl will be his third daughter, making him "completely surrounded by handsome estrogen and loving, powerful female mana", as he put it. He added: "I wouldn't have it any other way". Simone is set to take the Golden Globes stage as Ambassador at the upcoming ceremony. In other news, Dwayne recently joked that he probably wouldn't run for the presidency in 2020 because he wouldn't want Kevin Hart to ruin his chances. (more...)
'DWTS' Kym Herjavec on Pregnancy: 'It's a Thumbs Up' 'DWTS' Kym Herjavec on Pregnancy: 'It's a Thumbs Up'
- December 12, 2017

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Scott Disick & Sofia Richie Can't Keep Their Hands Off Each Other! Scott Disick & Sofia Richie Can't Keep Their Hands Off Each Other!
- December 12, 2017

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Billy Bush 'infuriated' by report Trump denied 'Access Hollywood' tape Billy Bush 'infuriated' by report Trump denied 'Access Hollywood' tape
- December 12, 2017

Trump, on a hot mic, tells the Access Hollywood anchor about unsuccessfully trying to have sex with a married woman and how "you can do anything" to women "when you're a star". Trump later said he never did any of the actions described on the tape, and dismissed his words as locker room talk. Bush, who was sacked by NBC after the tape's release, confirms the voice is undoubtedly Trump's, but adds that he only recently realized that the talk could be more than "hypothetical hot air from ... (more...)
Stephen Caple Jr. Takes Over For Sylvester Stallone As 'Creed 2' Director Stephen Caple Jr. Takes Over For Sylvester Stallone As 'Creed 2' Director
- December 11, 2017

Sylvester Stallone earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his Creed performance as an older, cancer stricken Rocky Balboa. The Creed film stemmed from Stallone's Rocky series with Stallone reprising the Rocky Balboa role and Michael B. (more...)
Shah Rukh Khan to REPLACE Aamir Khan in Rakesh Sharma's biopic Salute? Shah Rukh Khan to REPLACE Aamir Khan in Rakesh Sharma's biopic Salute?
- December 11, 2017

Now the question what arises here that who will replace Aamir Khan in the film. As per a report by Deccan Chronicle , an insider confirmed, "Aamir is not someone who will do a film if he's not 100 percent convinced of it". According to the reports in a leading Indian daily, Shah Rukh Khan is likely to be roped in for Salute . It failed to put the box office on fire, unlike Aamir previous film Dangal. (more...)
Men: Dark Phoenix Will Include Magneto's Mutant Island, Genosha Men: Dark Phoenix Will Include Magneto's Mutant Island, Genosha
- December 11, 2017

Talking to Entertainment Weekly , the actress revealed that she gave up a few things in order to focus on getting the role right. The diva revealed that she partied just twice in nearly half a year of shooting. At one point in Dark Phoen ix, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) actually jokes to Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) that the group should be renamed the "X-Women" because they're always saving the men. (more...)
Netflix Reveals Which Shows Viewers Devoured vs. Savored Netflix Reveals Which Shows Viewers Devoured vs. Savored
- December 11, 2017

Also according to the release, someone in Antarctica made a decision to binge-watch Shameless this year, while another person found themselves watching Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 365 days in a row. However, our top three most cheat-worthy shows - the ones we skipped ahead of our partners on - also included Stranger Things and 13 Reasons . A few shows were just so good and so enticing that we couldn't resist a little Netflix cheating. (more...)
Remy Ma rips Azealia Banks to shreds after online dig Remy Ma rips Azealia Banks to shreds after online dig
- December 11, 2017

You are a confused nicki Minaj Stan at best these days. In the comment section of the post, Banks spilled the shadiest rhetoric as she attempts to define the state of female rap and the " Wake Me Up " rapper's place in the culture. She then grabbed the chance to subtly diss Remy Ma by captioning her post: "FEMALE RAP IS ALIVE AS PROSPERING HONEY". "Ayo, I know you ain't (sic) talkin about me, dog. (more...)
Jessica Alba Shares Photos Of Her Tea Party-Themed Baby Shower
- December 11, 2017

A thankful Alba shared several pictures of the festivities. Her friends posted some pics, too. Baby blessings! Jessica Alba was showered with love by family and friends to celebrate the upcoming arrival of her third child, a baby boy , on Saturday, December 9. (more...)
Gigi Hadid When the Holidays Get Hairy!!! Gigi Hadid When the Holidays Get Hairy!!!
- December 11, 2017

This magazine should of known this before shooting and releasing this video. So far, Kendall Jenner's spot , depicting her as Rocky Balboa and his girlfriend Adrian, is one of my faves. "The fashion circle is a family, so the Love Advent kind of feels like a Holiday Year Book in a way". Besides her impressive boxing and volleyball skills (she was actually a competitive volleyball player in high school), Hadid appears to be mostly un-retouched and is flaunting her underarm hair. (more...)
Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill crash James Franco's 'Saturday Night Live' monologue Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill crash James Franco's 'Saturday Night Live' monologue
- December 11, 2017

Rogen then asked a question on behalf of the woman sitting next to him: "How come you've hosted four times and Seth Rogen's only hosted twice?" Moments later, Hill stepped in to sit next to Rogen. "It's Franco", he responded, to which Hill replied: "Oh, Davey Franco?" Franco directed and starred in the comedy-drama about Tommy Wiseau , the enigmatic filmmaker behind what is considered to be one of the worst American movies ever: 2003's " The Room ". (more...)
Six-year-old YouTube star earns $US11 million ($14.65 million) a year Six-year-old YouTube star earns $US11 million ($14.65 million) a year
- December 11, 2017

According to Forbes , YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview attracts $US11 million ($14.65 million) every year in pre-tax advertising revenue. It now has close to 800 million views. The Verge reports that the first toy Ryan reviewed was a Lego train set. Ryan's channel took off after a video of him opening and reviewing a Giant Egg Surprise went viral. (more...)
Chandler Riggs Dad Reaction to Carl's Death on Walking Dead Chandler Riggs Dad Reaction to Carl's Death on Walking Dead
- December 11, 2017

This is your final spoiler alert . This resulted in having Carl get bitten, which has even more of an impact on Rick since he's become "this really humanitarian figure and person who could see the good in people and see that people can change and not everyone out there is bad". (more...)
'Stranger Things' season 3 might not be out 'til 2019, actor reveal 'Stranger Things' season 3 might not be out 'til 2019, actor reveal
- December 11, 2017

Harbour told Variety about pushing back the third season premiere's date, and he acknowledged that this might tick off fans. Plotting out all the weird paranormal stuff and '80s homages that will take place in Hawkins, Indiana - and perhaps beyond - takes a ton of time and creativity, so there could be a longer wait than a year ago. (more...)
Jana Kramer's Post About Her Recent Miscarriage Will Shatter Your Heart Jana Kramer's Post About Her Recent Miscarriage Will Shatter Your Heart
- December 11, 2017

The " One Tree Hill " alum clarified in September that she and Caussin were still married. In the caption, Kramer poured her heart out as she talked about losing her baby before it was even born. It's powerful and strong and those who have suffered a loss I truly feel u can heal reading her blog. "A loss is a loss no matter how small". And we're sending our love right back at Jana! 'I too have had a miscarriage and it was the hardest thing. (more...)
Kris Jenner's Emotional Reaction To Kim's Surrogate Is So Heartwarming Kris Jenner's Emotional Reaction To Kim's Surrogate Is So Heartwarming
- December 11, 2017

Kim told her sisters that she and her husband, Kanye West , eventually made a decision to try one embryo with their surrogate. It was maybe a year before we finalized our current situation. She continued to open up about her relationship with the surrogate, especially how hard it has been to control the media discovering who this person is. (more...)
WWE Suspends Rich Swann Indefinitely After Arrest, Domestic Violence Charges WWE Suspends Rich Swann Indefinitely After Arrest, Domestic Violence Charges
- December 11, 2017

Out of fear of the argument escalating further, Riggs got out of the auto, which prompted Swann to stop his vehicle in the middle of traffic. A mug shot of Swann was also uploaded online following numerous national media requests from the department. (more...)
NYPD Identifies 27-Year-Old Akayed Ullah as NYC Subway Bomber NYPD Identifies 27-Year-Old Akayed Ullah as NYC Subway Bomber
- December 11, 2017

Law enforcement officials told the Associated Press that Akayed Ullah , 27, was "inspired by the Islamic State" but apparently had no direct contact with the terrorist group. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo described Monday's attack as "one of our worst nightmares". Four persons suffered minor injuries, official said. (more...)
Ellen DeGeneres Evacuates Her Pets As California Fire Bears Down Ellen DeGeneres Evacuates Her Pets As California Fire Bears Down
- December 11, 2017

Fires closing in. Firefighters making courageous stands. "Packing to evacuate now", he added. The Code Black star later posted an Instagram story showing himself wearing a face mask and walking around the perimeter of his property, where a man was spraying water over his garden hedges from a water truck. (more...)
Price Target Analysis Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)
- December 11, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has a 52-week low of $63.82 and a 52-week high of $88.00. Market watchers will be closely following company shares into the second half of the year. The collective rating of 2.2 for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). (more...)
Chinese daredevil rooftopping star falls 62 storeys to his death Chinese daredevil rooftopping star falls 62 storeys to his death
- December 11, 2017

Wu Yongning fell to his death while attempting to dangle off the Huayuan Hua Centre in Changsha, a city in eastern China, the BBC reported on Monday. His untimely death occurred just days before he was going to ask his girlfriend to marry him. He also planned to bring her family a bridal gift of 80,000 Chinese yuan (about $12,000), which was roughly the same amount he was expected to earn from the video, Jin Jin told the newspaper. (more...)
Russian Federation probe: Michael Flynn charged with lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation Russian Federation probe: Michael Flynn charged with lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation
- December 11, 2017

Flynn was scheduled to appear at a plea hearing at 10.30am in Washington DC. Mueller's team is also examining whether Flynn attempted to orchestrate the removal of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S.to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, two officials said. (more...)
Kesha and Macklemore coming to Darien Lake in July Kesha and Macklemore coming to Darien Lake in July
- December 11, 2017

After reminiscing on the " Good Old Days " with a recent collaboration, Kesha and Macklemore are set to keep the good times rolling by announcing a co-headlining tour. In the clip, Macklemore outlines his plan to become a "rollerblading coach" before Kesha shows up and convinces him to team up for the jaunt. Grammy-nominated artists Kesha and Macklemore are ready to bring excitement and adventure to St. (more...)
'The Walking Dead': Yes, they really did just kill him 'The Walking Dead': Yes, they really did just kill him
- December 11, 2017

Carl fought off several undead attackers in a previous episode, but it was unclear until Sunday night's episode whether a zombie had actually broken his skin in a spot which would prove fatal, meaning it could not be amputated. Asked by host Chris Hardwick on the analysis program " Talking Dead " if there is any chance Carl might survive the injury, executive producer Scott M. (more...)
TV Presenter Keith Chegwin Has Passed Away Aged 60 TV Presenter Keith Chegwin Has Passed Away Aged 60
- December 11, 2017

She revealed: "Our daughter Rose flew home from San Francisco to be with him over the last few weeks and I know he was surrounded by so much love from his second wife Maria, their son Ted, his sister Janice, his twin brother Jeff and his father Colin". (more...)
Christopher Plummer earns Golden Globe nomination after replacing Kevin Spacey Christopher Plummer earns Golden Globe nomination after replacing Kevin Spacey
- December 11, 2017

The nomination was the first sign that voters for Hollywood's award season will respond to the shockwaves sent through the film industry following the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Get Out is nominated in the freakish category for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. An unfinished version of the film is reported to have been screened for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. (more...)