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In 10 Grammy Nominees Are Male, Study Finds In 10 Grammy Nominees Are Male, Study Finds
- January 26, 2018

A new study by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism shows just how much, and it's alarming. Now, ahead of the 60th Grammy Awards, USC Annenberg has set their sights on the music industry . Luke, used his position of power to prey upon his collaborators . That figure has remained mostly unchanged since 2012. Females were more likely to write or perform in the pop genre than their male counterparts - a finding that the authors point to as indicative of the ... (more...)
Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)
- January 26, 2018

It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500. The stock decreased 2.20% or $0.0082 during the last trading session, reaching $0.3637. About 261,449 shares traded. Most of the investors recently have been curious over the performance of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Delta Asset Management Ltd Co Tn, Tennessee-based fund reported 86,323 shares. (more...)
JUMANJI 2 To Battle STAR WARS JUMANJI 2 To Battle STAR WARS
- January 26, 2018

According to the Wall Street Journal (via DiscussingFilm ), Sony chairman Tom Rothman is planning on releasing the sequel for Welcome to the Jungle on December 2019, the same month that Star Wars Episode IX is coming out. Star Wars: Episode IX was originally going to be released in May 2019, but the release date got pushed back when Lucasfilm fired its original director Colin Trevorrow. (more...)
Alabama Teacher Resigns After Calling 2Pac's Alabama Teacher Resigns After Calling 2Pac's "Dear Mama" "N*gger" Music
- January 26, 2018

The Birmingham news reports former Hoover High school teacher Teddie Butcher's resignation Thursday follows a January 19 incident where she used the slur while talking to a student. Murphy said that, in this country, people are entitled to due process. Williams says you can hear student's stunned reactions on the video. Murphy said this is an ongoing investigation will continue to work with the principal and would like to speak with some of the students involved. (more...)
Kasich Appoints Appellate Judge To The Supreme Court Kasich Appoints Appellate Judge To The Supreme Court
- January 26, 2018

She will now run as an incumbent in the November election. "We need to find people that can look at the law, understand the Constitution, make an interpretation on the bench that is not going to be viewed as a partisan determination", Kasich said. (more...)
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend And The Tale Of The Missing Toilet Chrissy Teigen, John Legend And The Tale Of The Missing Toilet
- January 26, 2018

To further explain, Teigen shared a photo of her bathroom, which was legitimately missing a toilet entirely. Chrissy Teigen was anyway because she had already started "releasing" when she figured out that the toilet was nowhere to be seen. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein's assistant sues over sex clean-up duties Harvey Weinstein's assistant sues over sex clean-up duties
- January 26, 2018

Sandeep Rehal , who first went public with her allegations against Weinstein in December , filed a federal lawsuit in New York Thursday accusing Weinstein, The Weinstein Company , brother Bob Weinstein and TWC human resources chief Frank Gil of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation under the New York City Human Rights Law. (more...)
Reese Witherspoon And Oprah Winfrey Share What Keeps Them Going As Actors Reese Witherspoon And Oprah Winfrey Share What Keeps Them Going As Actors
- January 26, 2018

Graydon Carter , the magazine's editor who is stepping down after a 25-year tenure, also appears. Witherspoon took notice of the comments that she was getting and replied to a user on Twitter and joked that she indeed had an extra limb. "What's next?' I'm just really obsessed with learning and pushing myself to be knowledgeable about things I don't know", she explained. On Wednesday, Meryl Streep was confirmed to be joining the cast. (more...)
Gal Gadot Isn't Bothered By Wonder Woman's Lack Of Oscar Nominations Gal Gadot Isn't Bothered By Wonder Woman's Lack Of Oscar Nominations
- January 26, 2018

Even with all this progress, though, there's still a glaring issue: Wonder Woman didn't receive a single Oscar nomination. "As a former American Gladiator, a competitive athlete and a strength coach, I totally identify with Wonder Woman ", says Widerstrom. (more...)
Kim Kardashian's Sexy Photo Is Already Breaking the Internet Kim Kardashian's Sexy Photo Is Already Breaking the Internet
- January 26, 2018

Although Kim has repeatedly referred to the woman carrying her child as "her surrogate" what she actually had was a "gestational carrier" - meaning her newborn daughter is biologically both hers and Kanye's. "You can either choose someone that you know or you can go through an agency, like Kanye and I did." Kim says the agency ran a background check and reviewed the carrier's medical history before everyone was on board. (more...)
Net neutrality will be enforced in NY under orders from governor Net neutrality will be enforced in NY under orders from governor
- January 26, 2018

But as those legal proceedings get underway, governors are staking out their own positions through executive orders. The New York order's "whereas" clauses include a knock on the FCC and the ISPs who support the FCC network neutrality regulation rollback: "Whereas the FCC recently chose to do away with fee and open internet protections in order to satisfy corporate interests that are not aligned with those of New Yorkers", it says . (more...)
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists update Doomsday clock Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists update Doomsday clock
- January 26, 2018

The doomsday clock has only changed position 23 times since the clock's inception, so the fact that that has changed just a year after it was last updated shows how fast things are moving in these turbulent times. North Korea's continued nuclear tests also caused the group concern. There have been heightened tensions between the USA and North Korea over the past few months, which could influence this year's time. (more...)
Ashley Graham's Ashley Graham's "Ground-breaking" New Beauty Campaign
- January 26, 2018

The America's Next Top Model judge will star in the brand's new " Live Boldly " campaign alongside Gadot and models Adwoa Aboah , Imaan Hammam , and Raquel Zimmermann . And that's exactly what the ladies are already doing if fans' reactions are anything to go by. "So nice to see diversity! Thank you for helping me see I'm lovely!" " Revlon has been so out of touch for the last decades and now this explosion of different kind of beauty", commented DearPrudence. (more...)
David Copperfield backs 'me too' movement after sexual assault allegation David Copperfield backs 'me too' movement after sexual assault allegation
- January 26, 2018

She says that Copperfield assured her that they didn't have sex, but only because she wasn't 18 years old. Copperfield continued, 'But imagine what it's like, believing in the movement, and having also been falsely accused publicly in the past, ' referencing his past allegations made against him in 2007 by Carroll, in a case that was subsequently dropped. (more...)
'A Wrinkle in Time' gets its own Barbies 'A Wrinkle in Time' gets its own Barbies
- January 26, 2018

Get ready for Mrs. Thus far, three characters from the film have been memorialized as Barbies - Mindy Kaling's Mrs. Who , Reese Witherspoon's Mrs. As wonderful as this is, it actually isn't DuVernay's first brush with Barbie. In 2015, DuVernay was transformed into a Barbie doll back as part of the Mattel company's "Shero" campaign, which honored real-life women and their accomplishments in entertainment. (more...)
Warren Miller, Pioneering Ski Filmmaker, Dies at 93 Warren Miller, Pioneering Ski Filmmaker, Dies at 93
- January 26, 2018

Miller launched Warren Miller Entertainment , which he was no longer associated with in recent years with the exception of a few narration cameos. As a documentarian of ski excursions in the winter wilds, Miller took us to places where the threat of avalanches made it too scary for most of us to go in the snowier months. (more...)
Hell Yeah: Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Advocate for Equal Pay Hell Yeah: Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Advocate for Equal Pay
- January 26, 2018

Chastain told Spencer that the two of them would be tied together on this project, and would make the same amount of money. Octavia Spencer can't help but tear up over her friend Jessica Chastain helping her make what she is worth. "[Octavia] had been underpaid for so long", Chastain explained. When her Academy Award-winning costar Octavia Spencer wanted to discuss the gender wage gap in Hollywood and how severely it affects women of color, Chastain was shocked and spurred to action. (more...)
Black Panther Tracking For $100M-$120M Domestic Debut Black Panther Tracking For $100M-$120M Domestic Debut
- January 26, 2018

When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Agency EVP, Ayiko Broyard reflected on Black Panther as a celebration of Black excellence. The protagonist in the latest comic book-inspired film pilots an LC 500 , which also makes a cameo appearance in the Super Bowl 52 spot. (more...)
Ed Solomon steps away from Dark Universe Ed Solomon steps away from Dark Universe
- January 26, 2018

Ever since the troubled release of one of the first salvos in the supposedly upcoming new series, the ill-received The Mummy , the subpar reception made Universal executives begin to immediately shuffle about what to do. In November producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan left the franchise to focus on other projects , spelling trouble for the cinematic universe. Although there are reports that the next planned project, a remake of Bride of Frankenstein , is moving forward, it may ... (more...)
Rand to Dollar: rand rallies against the U.S. dollar, hits R11.88 Rand to Dollar: rand rallies against the U.S. dollar, hits R11.88
- January 26, 2018

The pound also hit $1.40 on the day‚ on optimism over the United Kingdom economy. Investec analyst Annabel Bishop said this was adding on to the effect of a weaker dollar due to USA economic policy concerns. The market is now awaiting purchasing managers' index (PMI) data later in the day‚ which will reflect business conditions affecting employment‚ production‚ new orders‚ prices‚ supplier deliveries and inventories in the manufacturing sector‚ giving an advance indicator of economic health‚ ... (more...)
Casey Affleck recuses himself from presenting at the Oscars Casey Affleck recuses himself from presenting at the Oscars
- January 26, 2018

The line-up for presenters for the Oscars has yet to be announced. The news comes after increased scrutiny over years-old accusations against Affleck that stem from his alleged inappropriate behavior on the set of his documentary " I'm Still Here ". (more...)
Mike Shinoda Releases New Post Traumatic EP With 3 Homemade Music Videos Mike Shinoda Releases New Post Traumatic EP With 3 Homemade Music Videos
- January 26, 2018

Linkin Park have yet to properly address their future following the tribute show that was held for Chester Bennington late past year. Shinoda also said every remaining member of Linkin Park wants to move on as a unit still, but that "it'll take time" to figure out what that looks like. (more...)
Montreal Impact's Tabla signs with Barcelona Montreal Impact's Tabla signs with Barcelona
- January 26, 2018

Ballou joined the Montreal Impact academy in August 2012, before leaving in December 2013. He then rejoined the Impact under-18 squad in April 2015, and played with FC Montreal (USL) in 2016. As the league progresses and begins to stray away from "Retirement League" and transitions into "Development League", Barcelona help the league's claim by purchasing one of the biggest talents the league has ever produced. (more...)
Music's Biggest Night to Demonstrate Support for Time's Up Movement Music's Biggest Night to Demonstrate Support for Time's Up Movement
- January 26, 2018

After almost every female star wore black at the Golden Globes to show support for the Time's Up initiative, the music industry will follow suit at Sunday night's Grammy Awards with a different display. So far, Halsey , Rapsody , Kelly Clarkson , Cyndi Lauper , Dua Lipa , Rita Ora , and Tom Morello have agreed to participate in the wearing of white roses. (more...)
JT and Stapleton's JT and Stapleton's "Say Something" Released Today
- January 26, 2018

The highly-anticipated collaboration from Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton has finally arrived, and it's a surprising and sometimes puzzling blend of both artists' trademark sounds. The song hits its climax as the two are joined by a full choir, and added band, and then slowly comes down off itself with the line, "maybe it's greatest to say nothing". (more...)
'Captain Marvel': First Look At Brie Larson's Costume 'Captain Marvel': First Look At Brie Larson's Costume
- January 26, 2018

Replace that teal with red, and those silver accents with yellow-gold - now you've got Carol Danvers. Avengers 4 is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. As for how it may tie into the plot of Avengers 4 , well, since Carol's solo movie is set into the "90s, it's possible that whatever happened to her in that time has landed her in this new alternate reality that the Avengers may find themselves in". (more...)
XFL Will Return in 2020 After Vince McMahon Formed Alpha Entertainment XFL Will Return in 2020 After Vince McMahon Formed Alpha Entertainment
- January 25, 2018

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is reportedly planning to relaunch the XFL in 2020. PWInsider reports that the plan is to have the league officially return in 2020, in order to give time to build the proper infrastructure. Last month, WWE filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission stating that McMahon would sell approximately $100 million in stock to fund Alpha Entertainment , a company founded to make investments "including professional football". (more...)
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour Coming to Blossom in July Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour Coming to Blossom in July
- January 25, 2018

The band's career-concluding tour will stop at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, Aug. 18. Tickets for the Lynyrd Skynyrd show go on sale on February 2 at 10 a.m. "We've been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans", lead vocalist, Johnny Van Zant adds. Joining the Jacksonville natives on their farewell tour, according to the Associated Press , are a who's who of rowdy rock hellraisers: Kid Rock , Hank Williams Jr ., Bad Company , the ... (more...)
Tom Cruise reveals new Mission: Impossible film title in Instagram debut Tom Cruise reveals new Mission: Impossible film title in Instagram debut
- January 25, 2018

Perhaps more excitingly, Fallout will formally unveil the glorious Henry Cavill mustache that caused so many headaches during the Justice League reshoots past year. Tom Cruise has a new mission! In August, it was revealed that Cruise was injured while filming the sixth Mission: Impossible movie. Fallout boasts quite the impressive cast between the returning players from Rogue Nation and series newcomers like Cavill, Angela Bassett , and The Crown 's Vanessa Kirby . (more...)
Demi Lovato Is Providing Free Therapy For Her Fans on Tour! Demi Lovato Is Providing Free Therapy For Her Fans on Tour!
- January 25, 2018

Demi Lovato is offering free therapy and wellness sessions to fans before the concerts on her U.S. tour . Demi has taken them along with her to shows before and was amazed at how her fans benefited in her doing so. The singer's business partner, Mike Bayer , the CEO and founder of CAST Centers , added, "For Demi and I, we believe mental health should be mainstream". (more...)

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