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Madonna Celebrates 60th Birthday By Dropping Never-Before-Seen Video Madonna Celebrates 60th Birthday By Dropping Never-Before-Seen Video
- August 17, 2018

In true Madonna style, she then removes the robe to reveal a white corset as she segues into a sparse, unreleased tune ― thought to be titled " Beautiful Game " ― before concluding with an emotional version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". (more...)
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Dies at 76
- August 17, 2018

The teenage Aretha cuts loose in the '50s, revving up a raucous congregation at her father's New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit. According to a family statement given to the Associated Press , "Franklin's official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type". (more...)
Elton John Recalls Aretha Franklin's Final Performance in Heartfelt Tribute Elton John Recalls Aretha Franklin's Final Performance in Heartfelt Tribute
- August 17, 2018

When Franklin, a Memphis, Tenn., native, who was raised in Detroit, was awarded the 2005 Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President George W. Bush, the citation noted: "Her instantly recognizable voice has captivated listeners ever since she toured with her father's gospel revue in the 1950s". (more...)
Social Distortion Frontman Mike Ness Accused Of Attacking Trump Supporter Social Distortion Frontman Mike Ness Accused Of Attacking Trump Supporter
- August 17, 2018

Hildebrand says he grew up listening to the band's music and was excited to attend one of their shows, but never thought he'd leave bloody and bruised at the hands of a famous musician. Once outside, Hildebrand said that he filed a police report with cops who were outside of the club and has plans to press charges against Ness. The station reported that the Sacramento Police Department is investigating the incident. (more...)
Missouri woman job applicant rejected for having ‘suggestive ghetto name’ Missouri woman job applicant rejected for having ‘suggestive ghetto name’
- August 16, 2018

The full email response read: "Thank you for your interest in careers at Mantality Health". Robinson said she applied for a customer service representative position and was "hurt" when she received the message saying, "unfortunately we do not consider candidates that have suggestive ghetto names". (more...)
Marvel's Iron Fist season 2 trailer: Danny Rand battles Steel Serpent Marvel's Iron Fist season 2 trailer: Danny Rand battles Steel Serpent
- August 16, 2018

Blaming Danny for K'un-Lun's tragic fate, Davos swears to avenge their lost city, and reignites a sibling rivalry of sorts over the duties linked with wielding the legendary Iron Fist . In the final trailer for Iron Fist season 2, which drops September 7th, he appears to have completed the evolution into the comic-book arch-nemesis Steel Serpent , complete with his own glowing fist that is, of course, red . (more...)
Teyana Taylor Leaves Tour with Jeremih After Being Teyana Taylor Leaves Tour with Jeremih After Being "Extremely Mistreated"
- August 16, 2018

Do you think #TeyanaTaylor should have stayed on tour despite the drama or do you support her decision to stand up for herself? The comes after she cited mistreatment as to why she would be dropping out of her joint tour with Jeremih . They come to see me then 80% of the room leave after MY SET! In a tweet, Teyana said that she was being mistreated on the tour and hence did not want to continue. (more...)
Ariana Grande Joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke Ariana Grande Joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke
- August 16, 2018

Carpool Karaoke enthusiasts won't have to wait long for Corden's next drive. The Sweetener singer went through some of her own repertoire with Corden, like " Side to Side ", " God Is a Woman ", and " No Tears Left to Cry ". "Literally, Audrey's like my dream role", Grande admitted before proving just how ready she is to hit the stage with an wonderful duet of " Suddenly, Seymour " that blows Corden away. (more...)
Aretha Franklin's death inspires heartfelt tributes from friends, famous fans Aretha Franklin's death inspires heartfelt tributes from friends, famous fans
- August 16, 2018

Last year, Franklin announced her plans to retire, saying she would perform at "some select things". She was diagnosed with cancer eight years ago in 2010 and last year announced her retirement from music. "The entertainer famously caused then-President Obama to wipe tears from his eyes as she belted out a rousing rendition of "( You Make me Feel Like) A Natural Woman " at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. (more...)
James Gunn Is Not Coming Back For Guardians 3 James Gunn Is Not Coming Back For Guardians 3
- August 16, 2018

Reports then also seemed to claim that Kevin Feige - the architect of the MCU - was fighting Gunn's corner in conversations with Alan Horn , but now it looks as though those claims were inaccurate. Gunn and his UTA reps pushed hard for him to be given a second chance, and Horn chose to take a courtesy meeting on Tuesday to clear the air and see if there was a possibility of Gunn returning to the franchise. (more...)
Khalid Says Aretha Franklin Khalid Says Aretha Franklin "Deserves" Title As Queen Of Soul
- August 16, 2018

Stevie Wonder and her ex-husband Glynn Turman paid the singer a visit, Franklin's publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told CNN . "I'll have more details as I'm allowed to release". 'I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour. "My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking". (more...)
Aretha Franklin dead: Queen of Soul dies aged 76 after cancer battle Aretha Franklin dead: Queen of Soul dies aged 76 after cancer battle
- August 16, 2018

It is possibly why Barack Obama labelled her music as embodying the connection between African-American culture and the experiences felt by many throughout U.S. By the late '60s, Aretha became one of the biggest global recording artists of her time, putting out ten top ten hits in a roughly 18-month span between early 1967 and late 1968. (more...)
Taylor Swift fights back tears on anniversary of DJ grope verdict Taylor Swift fights back tears on anniversary of DJ grope verdict
- August 16, 2018

Last night, Swift brought her Reputation tour to Tampa, Florida , where she made a decision to take a couple minutes to reflect on that challenging time . We've got her emotional statement to fans. She noted society has a long way to go when it comes to addressing sexual assault , and expressed her gratitude to fans who have supported her through her struggles and who have shared their stories with her. (more...)
Kareena Kapoor Khan's birthday bash for Saif Ali Khan; See pictures Kareena Kapoor Khan's birthday bash for Saif Ali Khan; See pictures
- August 16, 2018

On this special day, his brother-in-law and actor Kunal Kemmu shared an uber cool picture of him posing with Saif Ali Khan . Saif celebrated his 48th birthday with family members and close friends. He later donned the tricolour on his T-shirt and held the Indian flag in his hand, but his focus seemed to be on something else. On the work front, Saif Ali Khan will be next seen in " Baazaar ". (more...)
In Sexist & Racist Attack, Trump Calls Omarosa In Sexist & Racist Attack, Trump Calls Omarosa "Crazed" and a "Dog"
- August 16, 2018

We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Ryan - she's White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, in addition to her gig at CNN - then told the SiriusXM host that Manigault Newman attempted to spread lies about her relationship to Hillary Clinton . (more...)
Aerosmith Announces Las Vegas Residency Aerosmith Announces Las Vegas Residency
- August 16, 2018

Aerosmith today announced a headlining residency called " Deuces Are Wild " in Las Vegas. According to Joe Perry , who plays the lead guitar, the band has been "out of the wind for a while", and they think it would be a good idea to "bring some of the history back". (more...)
'Crazy Rich Asians' looks beyond Asia to break Hollywood mold 'Crazy Rich Asians' looks beyond Asia to break Hollywood mold
- August 16, 2018

As of Thursday afternoon, 19 reviews were listed on the site, all rating the film "fresh". 'Don't worry: Crazy Rich Asians won't bomb, and while it won't beat Black Panther either, the film is every bit as exciting in the way it takes an ethnic group that is seldom given more than one or two supporting roles per movie and populates an entire blockbuster with memorable, multidimensional Asian characters, ' said reviewer Peter Debruge. (more...)
Watch The Nun Promo That Was Deemed Too Scary For YouTube Watch The Nun Promo That Was Deemed Too Scary For YouTube
- August 16, 2018

Apple warned internet users about the particular intro of the jumpscare ad. Apple advised people to look away or mute their sound if they have anxiety or hate jumpscares when they see the telltale volume sign being turned down on top of a black screen. (more...)
Melania tried to calm Trump down before Omarosa tirade
- August 16, 2018

To be honest, writing an entire book about the Trump administration sounds like a lot of oxygen given to the president, but exposing political truths can take a lot of necessary heavy breathing. Do you have stories, videos or pictures you would like to share with the world? Unhinged alleges Donald Trump used the N-word on The Apprentice and "has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities". (more...)
Republicans Blast Pearl Jam Poster of Burning White House Republicans Blast Pearl Jam Poster of Burning White House
- August 16, 2018

For donations between $200 and $500 , supporters got tickets to the show as well as a chance to attend a reception the night before with Tester and Jeff Ament, the band's bassist and a longtime friend of the senator. Matt Rosendale, Tester's GOP opponent in November's midterm elections, added that the poster was " disgusting and reprehensible". The committee compared it to other examples of public figures "encouraging violence" against Trump, like Griffin's photo. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra flaunts her engagement ring in this picture with Raveena Tandon Priyanka Chopra flaunts her engagement ring in this picture with Raveena Tandon
- August 15, 2018

Chopra, 36, and Jonas , 25, first met past year and in May, they both attended the Met Gala in New York City as guests of Ralph Lauren . "His friends and family have never seen him like this", a source told People . While the actor has been killing the internet with her gorgeous and super fit pictures on Instagram, in which she has been wearing some unbelievable outfits, which you just can not stop ogling at and will definitely make you drool. (more...)
Twitter suspends Alex Jones from key functions of account Twitter suspends Alex Jones from key functions of account
- August 15, 2018

Jones will still be able to browse Twitter and send direct messages to his followers, however he won't be able post publicly for seven days. Some critics have claimed that, given the monopoly-like power that Silicon Valley giants now exert over the internet, encouraging them to regulate content based on ideology, hate speech, or arbitrations of "truth" and "falsity" will jeopardize internet freedom and vest a handful of corporate executives too much control over it. (more...)
A Year Later Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together A Year Later Cortana and Alexa Are FINALLY Working Together
- August 15, 2018

Starting today, U.S. -based users who want "early access to the collaboration" can start talking to Cortana via their Echo devices and to Alexa on Windows 10 devices and Harman Kardon Invoke speakers, which are powered by Cortana. The debut of Amazon's Alexa digital assistant on Windows 10 devices has been a long time coming, and is already on a select few laptops and desktops . (more...)
She Shot Off Her Face. Now She Has a New One She Shot Off Her Face. Now She Has a New One
- August 15, 2018

She's featured on the cover of National Geographic's September issue . There are still months of slow healing and painful therapy ahead. She underwent surgery for chronic gastrointestinal problems, and she faced betrayal in a personal relationship. (more...)
Akshay Kumar meets Hockey legend Balbir Singh Akshay Kumar meets Hockey legend Balbir Singh
- August 15, 2018

Singh had played a leading role in that win by scoring two goals and the team had received a grand welcome from the Indian fans upon their return home. He captioned the first as, "It is always better to be safe than sorry". In the clips, he can be seen urging people to follow traffic rules. The response so far has ensured a Rs 20 crore start for the film, and our prediction of Rs 22 crore opening on Hype Meter is something that might prove to be true. (more...)
Celtic’s Champions League hopes ended by AEK Celtic’s Champions League hopes ended by AEK
- August 15, 2018

Goals from Rodrigo Galo and Marko Livaja consigned Celtic to an exit from the competition, despite Scott Sinclair's late consolation goal. Celtic will now go into the Europa League, where they will face either Lithuania's Suduva or Spartaks Jurmala of Latvia. (more...)
Pregnant Reality Star Lyric McHenry, 26, Dies of Suspected Drug Overdose Pregnant Reality Star Lyric McHenry, 26, Dies of Suspected Drug Overdose
- August 15, 2018

She is mostly known for producing and appearing in her best friend EJ Johnson's reality series, EJNYC , back in 2016. McHenry was found on a sidewalk at 5 a.m. "Police are investigating, the matter is ongoing". Police noted bruising on her knees, but no other injuries. The young mother-to-be was posting videos to her Facebook and Instagram accounts - partying the night away - just hours before the discovery. (more...)
Alex Jones' Infowars Removed From Vimeo For Violating Terms Of Service Alex Jones' Infowars Removed From Vimeo For Violating Terms Of Service
- August 15, 2018

Jones said on his program Friday that he had instructed his staff to do so and "take the super high road", though he contested whether the tweets violated any Twitter rules. Dorsey's comments on why Twitter isn't taking action were also met with criticism. The move was thought to be galvanised by a social media backlash, with activists flagging Spotify's continued streaming of the content, which other sites had made a decision to remove. (more...)
21-year-old woman becomes youngest in USA to receive face transplant
- August 15, 2018

Stubblefield doesn't remember the suicide attempt or any of the surgeries that followed to help mend her face. Ms Stubblefield lost parts of her forehead, her nose and sinuses, most of her mouth, and bones that make up her jaw and structures of her face. (more...)
Meghan Markle 'won't fall for dad's crocodile tears' Meghan Markle 'won't fall for dad's crocodile tears'
- August 15, 2018

Speaking to The Sun a U.S. source said: 'Meghan loves Thomas and does want to maintain a relationship with him in the long run. The friend says this is not the first time Meghan has had to deal with her dad's self-pity. "That it would end in tears". She went on to say, "That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them". Soon after, a series of very obviously staged pictures of Markle showed up in the tabloids. (more...)

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