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Drake to launch IPO for Virginia Black, swapping Hennessy for whiskey Drake to launch IPO for Virginia Black, swapping Hennessy for whiskey
- January 12, 2018

The offering will begin at the end of the first quarter of 2018, and those who wish to invest should register interest now . Today (Jan. 11), Drake , along with spirits entrepreneur Brent Hocking, has announced the plan to take their whiskey brand public. (more...)
Ronan Farrow Will Develop Documentaries For HBO Ronan Farrow Will Develop Documentaries For HBO
- January 12, 2018

Farrow, who is the son of actress Mia Farrow and filmmaker Woody Allen, published an explosive report previous year in the New Yorker documenting a long history of sexual assault and harassment allegations against now-disgraced Hollywood film and television producer Harvey Weinstein . (more...)
Flight of the Conchords are returning -- very briefly Flight of the Conchords are returning -- very briefly
- January 12, 2018

The Conchords are back in flight! The show was well received, being nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, and also featured Rhys Darby , Kristen Schaal and Arj Barker . Hamish Hamilton will direct the special, with Clement and McKenzie executive producing alongside Mike Martinovich. HBO stopped short of announcing the premiere date for the special, but you probably have time to binge through the two-seasons on HBO, and fall in love with the group all over again. (more...)
Haute couture meets haute cuisine at new Gucci Garden in Florence Haute couture meets haute cuisine at new Gucci Garden in Florence
- January 12, 2018

Gucci certainly isn't the first to enter the fine dining business-Ralph Lauren, Versace, Giorgio Armani, and Tiffany & Co.'s got there before. The idea is, of course, the brainchild of superstar creative director Alessandro Michele , who has made Gucci the It luxury brand since he took the helm in 2015. (more...)
South Africa - President Zuma to Host President Kenyatta of Kenya in Durban South Africa - President Zuma to Host President Kenyatta of Kenya in Durban
- January 12, 2018

The future of President Jacob Zuma‚ as promised by party's secretary-general Ace Magashule before the start of the meeting in East London‚ did not feature. Zuma's sacking previous year of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan triggered downgrades of South Africa's credit rating to junk status, significantly raising borrowing costs for Africa's most industrialized economy. (more...)
Sting is the narrator in 'Where the Water Tastes Like Wine' Sting is the narrator in 'Where the Water Tastes Like Wine'
- January 12, 2018

Sting, whose real name is Gordon Sumner, will play the game's narrator, known only as The Wolf. The game is an exploration of American folklore in which the player encounters 16 colourful characters. The rest of the cast is no slouch either, with prolific voice talents like Elizabeth Maxwell as Dupree, Kimberly Brooks as Althea, and Cissy Jones as Bertha. (more...)
Former WWE Star To Compete In The Women's Royal Rumble Former WWE Star To Compete In The Women's Royal Rumble
- January 12, 2018

But while it has been officially announced, there's still a chance for WWE to put the Tag Team title match on TV before the Royal Rumble 2018. That remains to be seen, though. Some also believe Ronda Rousey could be set to finally join the WWE by taking part in the 30-women battle. She was also recently spotted having dinner with Triple H , which added fuel to these rumors. (more...)
Analysts See $0.95 EPS for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)
- January 12, 2018

The Free Cash Flow Yield 5 Year Average of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC ) has risen 16.25% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.45% the S&P500. Buckhead Management Limited Liability holds 330,000 shares. Pinebridge Invests L P holds 48,744 shares. Looking at the other side of the coin, MMC traded as low as $66.75 in the past 52 weeks, and since then the shares have risen 21.59% or $14.41. (more...)
AT&T drops plan to sell Huawei smartphone in US AT&T drops plan to sell Huawei smartphone in US
- January 12, 2018

The refusal is the latest example of a Chinese company struggling to develop its U.S. business. "Additional work by the Intelligence Committees on this topic only reinforces concerns regarding Huawei and Chinese espionage", the letter to the FCC reportedly said. (more...)
Student slashes teen girl at Brooklyn high school: cops Student slashes teen girl at Brooklyn high school: cops
- January 12, 2018

After she allegedly reported the incident, the school investigated the situation and concluded that the reported assault was consensual, proceeding to suspend the student from school. But either way, the case suggests that transparency remains minimal in public school systems when vulnerable children-like students of color or disabled students-report incidents to officials. (more...)
Saquon Barkley signs with Roc Nation Saquon Barkley signs with Roc Nation
- January 12, 2018

Barkley took to Instagram Wednesday and announced that Roc Nation Sport's Kim Miale would be his agent. Up to that point, Barkley had kept his decision under wraps . Prosise. "He is a wise man, has a lot of knowledge and gives good advice". Barkley, who is expected to be the first running back selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, rushed for 1,271 yards and 18 touchdowns this season on 271 carries. (more...)
TV3 set to re-brand as Virgin Media Television TV3 set to re-brand as Virgin Media Television
- January 12, 2018

A spokesperson for TV3 said the re-brand would see the group re-named, but this may not be applicable to each channel in the group. The broadcaster was giving a big push to Ireland's Got Talent at this morning's launch, held in Roberta's restaurant in Temple Bar. (more...)
Hollywood Stars Front Campaign Against Sexual Harassment Hollywood Stars Front Campaign Against Sexual Harassment
- January 12, 2018

Time's Up released a letter of solidarity on Monday, to its "sisters" who have also experienced workplace harassment across the nation, specifically including women farmworkers. "For years, we've sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our handsome faces and our glamour", Longoria said. "This time the industry can't expect us to go up and twirl around". (more...)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle tops weekend box office Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle tops weekend box office
- January 12, 2018

It should win the weekend with $33-38 million in receipts. Global is $519.37m. Jumanji's top markets are the United Kingdom ($35.7m), Australia ($20.9m), Russian Federation ($19.2m), France ($18.8m), and Germany ($14.8m). Despite this being the fourth film in the franchise, it's one of the best debuts. " The Last Jedi " made less than half the money that " The Force Awakens " made in its opening weekend in China (that movie took $52 million), and nearly a third less than " Rogue One: ... (more...)
Box-set gambit propels iPlayer to record weekly ratings Box-set gambit propels iPlayer to record weekly ratings
- January 12, 2018

By way of comparison, the figures recorded for the equivalent period past year stood at 58.6m requests for 22.5m hours of content. The BBC has put the increase down to making a number of series, including Peaky Blinders and Line of Duty , available on-demand in their entirety over the Christmas period. (more...)
What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say Before James Franco Stopped Him What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say Before James Franco Stopped Him
- January 12, 2018

Many women took to social media last night to challenge James Franco's win and his wearing of a Time's Up pin . Tommy Wiseau came this close to saying something during James Franco's speech at the Golden Globes , but Franco shut it down. (more...)
Cindy Crawford Is Recreating Her Famous Pepsi Commercial After 26 Years Cindy Crawford Is Recreating Her Famous Pepsi Commercial After 26 Years
- January 12, 2018

Crawford plans to attend the Super Bowl in Minneapolis , where her father lives. Cindy Crawford has recreated her famous 1992 Pepsi ad. It's a big bet-brands pay roughly $5 million for a 60-second spot-to revive slumping sales for Pepsi. (more...)
Dakota Johnson Watching Angelina Jolie Not Watching Jennifer Aniston Is Everything Dakota Johnson Watching Angelina Jolie Not Watching Jennifer Aniston Is Everything
- January 12, 2018

Both these attractive actresses have been married to Brad Pitt - Aniston from 2000 to 2005 while Jolie from 2014 to 2017. Seated at a table near the stage, Angelina Jolie appeared to look down and ignore Aniston as the latter presented an award. (more...)
Ctrip.Com International (CTRP) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.15
- January 12, 2018

International (NASDAQ:CTRP) traded down $0.52 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $47.15. The institutional investor owned 977,979 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 2,979 shares during the period. Sequoia Advisors has invested 0.25% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Ally Fincl invested in 195,000 shares. Fcm Invests Tx invested 0.03% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. (more...)
'Tully' Teaser Trailer: Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody & Jason Reitman Have Another Kid 'Tully' Teaser Trailer: Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody & Jason Reitman Have Another Kid
- January 12, 2018

While Marlo isn't too excited about the prospect of having a nanny at first, especially when the young babysitter proves to be a bit too headstrong for her own good, she eventually softens on the situation. Seeing her struggling, he brother ( Mark Duplass ) hires a night nanny ( Mackenzie Davis ) named Tully that will hopefully ease some of the mothers' burden. (more...)
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
- January 12, 2018

Its down 48.67% from 94,100 shares previously. Another trade for 5,273 shares valued at $177,701 was sold by McManus John. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $7.15 and as low as $1.68. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc . was covered by a number of analysts recently, 4 rated the stock as Buy , 7 rated Hold, 0 rated sell and 2 gave an Underperform. (more...)
Why Christian Bale Still Hasn't Seen Ben Affleck's Batman in Action Why Christian Bale Still Hasn't Seen Ben Affleck's Batman in Action
- January 12, 2018

Christian Bale , a former Dark Knight, is yet to see any of the films that feature Ben Affleck as Batman . "I have not [seen Ben Affleck's Batman]", said Bale . Just hit the buttons on the top of this page. I wasn't an avid fan, but when I had seen the Adam West series, I really enjoyed it. Bale recently mentioned that he hasn't seen Affleck's DCEU Batman yet, despite wanting to see how his successor has fared over the past two years. (more...)
Detective Pikachu Episode 2 Announced With An International Release And Amiibo Detective Pikachu Episode 2 Announced With An International Release And Amiibo
- January 12, 2018

Amazingly, this particular amiibo is larger than the average figure, coming in at 5.3 inches in height instead of the usual 2.7 inches. The Pokémon Company has announced that Detective Pikachu will receive a worldwide release, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. (more...)
Poor Thing! New Pics of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Following Injury Poor Thing! New Pics of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Following Injury
- January 12, 2018

Ly has been spending time with Angelina's kids, too. The 42-year-old actress and filmmaker was joined by daughters Shiloh and Zahara , as well as First They Killed My Father co-writer and subject Loung Ong . She was accompanied by her brother, Knox, as the two stepped out for a casual day of shopping. Angelina has been quite busy this award season, attending the Golden Globes with son Pax on Sunday while Shiloh was out shopping in Los Feliz. (more...)
Domino's global CEO Patrick Doyle to step down in June Domino's global CEO Patrick Doyle to step down in June
- January 12, 2018

Russell Weiner, president of Domino's U.S., was promoted to the newly created role of chief operating officer of Domino's and president of the Americas, Domino's said. Shares of Domino's fell 1.8% in late trading after ending the regular session up 1.5%. Doyle is the second major pizza chain boss to step down within the past month. (more...)
Kenny Omega signs deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling Kenny Omega signs deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling
- January 12, 2018

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter , Omega is now signed with New Japan through January 31, 2019. New Japan Pro-Wrestling star Kenny Omega reportedly isn't coming to WWE in 2018. Jericho's match with Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 got a lot of eyes on the product, a fact which Jericho seems to be very proud of, and it seems that the sky is the limit when it comes to his run with NJPW. (more...)
Protest groups to attend PM's Hamilton town hall Protest groups to attend PM's Hamilton town hall
- January 12, 2018

If the two were friends, Trudeau would have been in trouble for sitting in on two meetings where a grant to the Aga Khan's foundation was discussed, but not the trip, Dawson told the committee. Conservative ethics critic Peter Kent, the architect of Tuesday's ill-fated motion, said Trudeau has the same obligation to be accountable to Parliament as any other federal politician. (more...)
Avengers Infinity War: Chris Hemsworth SPEAKS OUT on Thor 4 rumours Avengers Infinity War: Chris Hemsworth SPEAKS OUT on Thor 4 rumours
- January 12, 2018

The Thor: Ragnarok actor and his actress wife Elsa Pataky are parents to five-year-old daughter India and three-year-old twin boys Tristan and Sasha . Unfortunately, Thor's evil sister Hela ( Cate Blanchett ) is suddenly back in town and he's been cast out (again) to a junkyard planet a million miles away, where he has to fight his way out in order to save his people. (more...)
Saif Ali Khan steps out of his comfort zone for 'Kaalakaandi' Saif Ali Khan steps out of his comfort zone for 'Kaalakaandi'
- January 12, 2018

If a star who has been playing lead role in big films for 25 years can't even get a opening for his content driven cinema and has competition from Mukkabaaz in terms of collection than it explains that a film career does not come with insurance. (more...)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- January 12, 2018

Elsewhere, Lady Bird squeaked out a win over Jordan Peele's Get Out for best comedy/musical, while Coco won for best animated feature . (L-R) " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " director Martin McDonagh , actors Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand , producers Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin. (more...)

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