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Trump trails Sanders, Biden, Oprah in 2020 matchups — CNN poll Trump trails Sanders, Biden, Oprah in 2020 matchups — CNN poll
- January 24, 2018

Biden follows her with 58 percent approval, all but tied by Sanders's 57 percent. Biden leads Trump by 23 points with white women; Oprah leads by 14 and Sanders by 17, according to CNN. Former Vice President Biden has said he's purposely not making a decision about 2020 yet, while Sanders - an independent who ran for the nomination the last time around - hasn't laid out his plans yet. (more...)
First Lebanese movie nominated for Oscar First Lebanese movie nominated for Oscar
- January 24, 2018

Doueiri was released and " The Insult " went through the commercial circuit without problems with the consent of the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon who then presented it as an Oscar candidate for Best Foreign Language Film. "It is the story of the characters within the film", Doueiri stated when discussing his process as a director and storyteller. "It says that in spite of all these things, there is a hope of reconciliation", the director told The Associated Press. (more...)
Chicago West Birth Certificate Out Chicago West Birth Certificate Out
- January 24, 2018

Her blonde locks were disheveled as they were combed back and tucked behind her ear. Kim's sister Khloé Kardashian , who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson , revealed that Chicago's nickname is Chi, which is pronounced "shy". (more...)
Scott Disick has a meltdown over Kourtney Kardashian's new boyfriend Younes Bendjima Scott Disick has a meltdown over Kourtney Kardashian's new boyfriend Younes Bendjima
- January 24, 2018

Last night, Scott called me at, like, two in the morning, which he never calls me late at night. They both have new love interests and seem to spend more time on vacay than they do with their brood, so we have a feeling grandma Kris Jenner is doing a lot of babysitting. (more...)
Dylan Farrow just slammed Justin Timberlake for working with Woody Allen Dylan Farrow just slammed Justin Timberlake for working with Woody Allen
- January 24, 2018

The "cake" in question, according to Farrow's analysis, was Timberlake's purported feminist and social activism-a mantle the sexual assault survivor didn't feel the singer deserved to claim. In the interview with Gayle King , Dylan detailed her claims. Farrow's response comes at a time when Hollywood at large has been jolted into action, figuring out how best to address allegations of rampant sexual harassment and assault within the industry. (more...)
Jury selection for Bill Cosby's retrial slated for March 29 Jury selection for Bill Cosby's retrial slated for March 29
- January 24, 2018

He did it all perched atop a bar stool, clutching his cane and seated inexplicably next to a jar of peaches. He asked the boy if he knew who he was, adding, "I used to be a comedian". Since then, Cosby has largely shunned the limelight aside from court appearances over the a year ago. Ironically, the renewed wave of allegations against Cosby began with a comedian on a Philadelphia stage: In the fall of 2014, jokes Hannibal Buress made at Cosby's expense went viral and led to increased ... (more...)
'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin charges father with abuse 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin charges father with abuse
- January 24, 2018

It was during a 1988 performance of "The Nutcracker" at Lincoln Center in NY that Culkin met Jackson, who came back stage to meet all the dancers. "He came backstage before the show". "I haven't spoken to him in about a quarter of a century". "Honestly, it never struck me as odd", Culkin said about Jackson's interest. "He liked being a kid with me and my brother". (more...)
Neil Diamond Ends Tour Amid Parkinson's Diagnosis Neil Diamond Ends Tour Amid Parkinson's Diagnosis
- January 24, 2018

Diamond was scheduled to perform in Australia and New Zealand in March, following his performances in the USA and Europe. Neil Diamond's announcement yesterday (Jan. The legendary singer-songwriter was in the midst of a 50th anniversary tour. "I am devastated and saddened to hear the news of Neil's illness and his retirement from touring", Dainty wrote . (more...)
Ursula K. Le Guin, grand dame of science fiction, dies at 88 Ursula K. Le Guin, grand dame of science fiction, dies at 88
- January 24, 2018

Her son, Theo Downes-Le Guin, said the cause was not immediately known. Whether writing for children or adults, Le Guin, who died Monday at 88 in her sleep in Portland , Ore., always did so with precision, in language capable of cutting through pretense. (more...)
Jake Paul addresses Logan Paul controversy in typical Jake Paul fashion Jake Paul addresses Logan Paul controversy in typical Jake Paul fashion
- January 24, 2018

As it turns out, playing dumb is right on brand for LP. "And he is honestly, truly, truly sorry". "I wanted to let the situation have some time to breathe", Jake said on the topic of how long it took for him to discuss the controversy. But the vlog was viewed more than five million times before it was removed. Logan has issued mulitiple apologies in the wake of the backlash, and said his goal was to raise awareness for suicide prevention before admitting it was a "severe and continuous ... (more...)
YouTube's unified artist channels clean up its music mess YouTube's unified artist channels clean up its music mess
- January 24, 2018

This could create problems for fans who want to limit exactly what they see, but YouTube is betting that the overall simplicity will help both viewers and artists. Today, Vevo-branded channels are frequently bigger than artists' "official" ones. The JustinBieberVEVO channel on YouTube has 33.6 million subscribers, while his separate official YouTube channel now has 4.2 million. (more...)
South Africa's 'Father of Jazz' dies South Africa's 'Father of Jazz' dies
- January 24, 2018

Trumpeter, singer and composer Masekela, affectionately known locally as "Bra Hugh", started playing the horn at 14. In June 2016, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the June 16 youth uprising, he reunited with fellow Jazz Epistles Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonas Gwangwa to perform together for the first time in 60 years, at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. (more...)
LeBron James' family congratulates him on 30000 career points LeBron James' family congratulates him on 30000 career points
- January 24, 2018

A deep jumper over Danny Green to end the first quarter put him over the mark. There's some grammatical errors here (Bron, hit me up if you need a copy editor), but LeBron also seems to have made a mistake in claiming that there are "only 6 seats" in the 30k point club. (more...)
Designer Ulyana Sergeenko Is Receiving Backlash for Using the N-Word Designer Ulyana Sergeenko Is Receiving Backlash for Using the N-Word
- January 24, 2018

Duma later chimed in, posting her own apology on Instagram that read , "I sincerely apologize for my regrettable Instagram story that went out". Many of them expressed incredulity that Duma was praising rather than condemning the designer, which in turn led to her post spreading far beyond her 1.6 million followers. (more...)
State may seek $19M more from ECOT State may seek $19M more from ECOT
- January 24, 2018

As part of the latest appeal, ECOT founder, Bill Lager, has agreed to suspend all fees through June in an effort to keep ECOT open for the students and staff. Thousands of students are either starting in a new school or still looking for a place to take classes after the closure of the state's largest online charter school. (more...)
Did The Undertaker just retire on RAW 25?
- January 24, 2018

But it was all downhill from that point on, according to the fans watching at home. Both Austin and McMahon were part of one of the most popular and memorable WWE feuds of all time during the late 90s and early 2000s, and they resumed hostilities last night on Raw . (more...)
Akshay Kumar's 'Padman' postponed to avoid clash with 'Padmaavat' Akshay Kumar's 'Padman' postponed to avoid clash with 'Padmaavat'
- January 24, 2018

What is alarming is the recalcitrance of the states - two of which will be heard today - and of the mobs that are apparently raring to have a go at the movie halls where the film might be released. "We have all the right to protest peacefully". "Though SSP has assured support but we are in dilemma on screening the movie". Talking to ET over phone from Gujarat, Kalvi said he was confident that the movie will still not be released in Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh despite ... (more...)
'A Wrinkle in Time' Trailer: Brave Children Must Save the Universe 'A Wrinkle in Time' Trailer: Brave Children Must Save the Universe
- January 23, 2018

The kids end up following his footsteps to a planet called Camazotz, ruled by a giant evil brain called The Black Thing. Their journey introduces them to three magical witches played by Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon , and Mindy Kaling , who help guide them through many trials along the way. (more...)
Oscars: Mudbound's Rachel Morrison first woman nominated for best cinematography Oscars: Mudbound's Rachel Morrison first woman nominated for best cinematography
- January 23, 2018

In recent years, she's teamed up with director Ryan Coogler, working as cinematographer on his films Fruitvale Station and Marvel's Black Panther , which will be released on February 16. They include: " Dunkirk ", Hans Zimmer; " Phantom Thread ", Jonny Greenwood; " The Shape of Water ", Alexandre Desplat; " Star Wars: The Last Jedi ", John Williams; " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ", Carter Burwell. (more...)
R Madhavan and Saif Ali Khan to come together for a historical? R Madhavan and Saif Ali Khan to come together for a historical?
- January 23, 2018

A source close to the film was quoted saying in Mumbai Mirror as, "The shoot kicks off in Rajasthan, where the story is set, in the first week of February". According to reports, filmmaker Aanand L Rai will be serving as the producer of the film and Navdeep Singh , who has directed films like Phillauri and NH10, will be sitting in the director's chair. (more...)
Taimur Ali Khan tries to comb his hair, photo goes viral Taimur Ali Khan tries to comb his hair, photo goes viral
- January 23, 2018

A few days ago, Taimur was clicked at Tusshar Kapoor's son Laksshya's birthday party. Ambitious actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has resumed work since 2017 post motherhood and the actress also has several endorsements and brand photoshoots in the pipeline. (more...)
Oldman, Day-Lewis and Kaluuya all up for best actor Oscar Oldman, Day-Lewis and Kaluuya all up for best actor Oscar
- January 23, 2018

Eighteen years passed before a second African American filmmaker was recognized: Lee Daniels, for his gritty portrait of a young woman seeking to overcome a childhood of poverty and abuse. Get Out has been nominated for Best Picture as this year's Oscars . On Tuesday morning (Jan. 23) the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced by actors Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis. (more...)
India, ASEAN discuss ways to push SME, start-up ecosystem India, ASEAN discuss ways to push SME, start-up ecosystem
- January 23, 2018

The RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the 10 Asean member states and the six countries with which Asean has FTAs - Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. He said that India stood as an exception in a world where most countries had started to increasingly look inwards. Services contribute nearly two-thirds of India's GDP and surplus in services trade finances nearly half of our trade deficit. (more...)
Davos: Narendra Modi calls for global effort to 'eliminate rifts' Davos: Narendra Modi calls for global effort to 'eliminate rifts'
- January 23, 2018

Modi would deliver the opening plenary address at the WEF summit tomorrow. During the week-long forthcoming visit, the Canadian PM will also visit Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad and Mumbai besides New Delhi where he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi . (more...)
How Analysts Rated Domino's Pizza, Inc How Analysts Rated Domino's Pizza, Inc
- January 23, 2018

It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. They issued a "buy" rating and a $235.00 target price for the company. Therefore 64% are positive. According to Zacks , analysts expect that Domino's Pizza will report full-year earnings of $5.76 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.68 to $5.84. (more...)
Tottenham launch loan bid for Atletico Madrid striker
- January 23, 2018

Tottenham have informed the striker that they are plotting a move for him, either on a permanent or loan deal as they desperately need backup for the prolific forward, Harry Kane . Gameiro has gone on to make 15 appearances between La Liga and the Champions League this season, though just 9 of these have come as starts. Tests were carried out on the 29-year-old after he was forced off during the clash with Girona, and he has been evaluated to be sidelined for a week and four days. (more...)
Greta Gerwig Becomes Fifth Woman Ever Nominated For Best Director Oscar
- January 23, 2018

Since 2011 the category has been open to a maximum of 10 films, after then-AMPAS president Sid Ganis rightly admitted that many fantastic movies "often show up in the other Oscar categories but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize". (more...)
Bloodbath at Kentucky high school after gunman opens fire
- January 23, 2018

Meanwhile, a soccer coach at the school says all of her players are safe. Savana Smothers is the assistant girls' soccer coach for Marshall County High School. The FBI said it is working with state and local law enforcement to respond. According to the Kentucky State Police , the campus was secured at 9:11 a.m. (more...)
Teletubbies star Simon Barnes, who played Tinky Winky, has died Teletubbies star Simon Barnes, who played Tinky Winky, has died
- January 23, 2018

Shelton took over the role of handbag-carrying purple character Tinky Winky after the original actor, Dave Thompson, was sacked in 1997. Tributes poured in for the man behind the beloved handbag-carrying character after news of his death broke. (more...)
Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet vote yes to end government shutdown Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet vote yes to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had urged Democrats to end their blocking tactics, saying: "Every day we spend arguing about keeping the lights on is another day we can not spend negotiating DACA or defence spending or any of our other shared priorities". (more...)

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