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U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein
- January 11, 2019

About a year later, Judd claims, Weinstein badmouthed her to director Peter Jackson , who had been considering her for a role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. She alleged Weinstein was responsible for her getting rejected for roles in such films as Lord of the Rings . Despite the setback, Judd's lawyer remains confident that the actress will prevail in her three remaining claims. (more...)
Dave Grohl falls off stage after chugging beer Dave Grohl falls off stage after chugging beer
- January 11, 2019

After spilling half of his Bud Light (of all beers) over the speaker system, the frontman took an embarrassing dive mid-guitar solo. Fortunately, security guards were in position and able to stand him right back up and get him back on the stage where he continued playing as if nothing happened. (more...)
VLC crosses three billion downloads, is adding AirPlay support and more VLC crosses three billion downloads, is adding AirPlay support and more
- January 11, 2019

The VLC for Android app will get an update in "about a month" that will bring support for Apple's AirPlay proprietary protocol suite which allows wireless streaming of media between compatible devices. But you probably already knew that and already using VLC as your main video player app on your personal computer, tablet, or mobile phones. They went this route because using the SDKs from these manufacturers would have added hundreds of MB of code to VLC. (more...)
BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51
- January 11, 2019

The mother of two young children, she worked alongside Simon Mayo and Steve Wright on Radio 1 before moving to North West Tonight in 1994. Colleague Roger Johnson says Dianne was a thorough professional and very down to earth. "The best broadcasters, something we all aspire to, is to be exactly what you are on the screen and off the screen and on the radio and off the radio and she did that brilliantly". (more...)
Michael Jackson allegations and fight over them return with new film Michael Jackson allegations and fight over them return with new film
- January 11, 2019

The two-part documentary " Leaving Neverland ", directed by British filmmaker Dan Reed , will make its debut on January 25 in the festival's Special Events category. Both lawsuits were dismissed in 2017. However, Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson has described the work as a defamation because Michael was cleared of all charges by a court. (more...)
Al Pacino to Star in Amazon Drama The Hunt Al Pacino to Star in Amazon Drama The Hunt
- January 11, 2019

Pacino would join previously announced star Logan Lerman . The first season will include ten episodes, with Jordan Peele executive producing through MonkeyPaw Productions , along with Sonar Entertainment. Based on an original idea, drawing from real-life events, " The Hunt " originated as a hot drama series spec, which was taken out to the premium marketplace by Sonar Entertainment last fall, garnering interest from multiple buyers. (more...)
The Sopranos prequel to feature a young Tony The Sopranos prequel to feature a young Tony
- January 11, 2019

Alessandro Nivola has been cast as Dickie Moltisanti, father of The Sopranos' Christopher. Chase will produce The Many Saints of Newark and has written the script with The Sopranos writer Lawrence Konner . On the surface, it seems like Chase reveals that he considers The Sopranos' final scene to be "a death scene", which would indicate that - as many people have theorized - Tony caught a bullet after that famous cut to black. (more...)
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Kick Off Caribbean Honeymoon Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Kick Off Caribbean Honeymoon
- January 11, 2019

The jet-setting couple tied the knot in lavish ceremonies in India previous year and have been traveling since then to celebrate with friends and family. The couple is seen posing together for a picture looking super stylish and a video shows PeeCee swinging with excitement as Nick captures the flawless moment on a selfie video. (more...)
Amazon video game streaming service tipped to launch in 2020 Amazon video game streaming service tipped to launch in 2020
- January 11, 2019

The service will see Amazon compete with Google - which is now testing its Project Stream service in the USA - as well as Microsoft, which is building its own platform , hardware maker Nvidia , and publisher Electronic Arts. The Verge also learned that Amazon is hiring two engineers who are being recruited for " Cloud Games ", while a third listing for a cross platform game engineer refers to "an unannounced AAA game business". (more...)
Lana Del Rey releases haunting new single Lana Del Rey releases haunting new single
- January 11, 2019

The track is believed to be the snippet of music we heard a year ago which everyone titled "Sylvia Plath". Lana belts out: "Writing in blood on my walls / 'Cause the ink in my pen don't work in my notepad". I hope you enjoy the new song I'm putting out on the ninth. The hauntingly attractive single sees Lana bare her soul to us, talking of her own personal demons and the way she copes with them: 'A modern day woman with a weak constitution / 'Cause I've got Monsters still under my bed that ... (more...)
Documentary Exploring Michael Jackson's Alleged Sex Abuse Gets Sundance Premiere
- January 11, 2019

The two-part documentary " Leaving Neverland ", directed by British filmmaker Dan Reed , will make its debut on January 25 in the festival's Special Events category. A probate court in 2015 rejected his claim against the estate itself, which left the two business entities as defendants. Both men have tried to bring their accusations into the courtroom, but their cases were dismissed . (more...)
Aaliyah's former boyfriend makes a big claim about R. Kelly Aaliyah's former boyfriend makes a big claim about R. Kelly
- January 11, 2019

The aspiring model said she was given Kelly's business card by his manager at a downtown Chicago restaurant in 1998. In 2000, the Sun-Times was the first major media outlet to report on allegations of inappropriate behavior involving Kelly and underage girls . (more...)
Bihar court orders FIR against those associated with Accidental Prime Minister Bihar court orders FIR against those associated with Accidental Prime Minister
- January 11, 2019

With an awesome walk towards his office, we see how Manmohan Singh tries to settle down in his initial days. Going through incidents of death of P. V. The film has been directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and written by Mayank Tewari. As per a report of The Hindu, the Kanti police has been ordered to lodge an FIR against Akshaye Khanna , Anupam Kher and 15 others, including the producer and director of the movie, while hearing a plea of an advocate who claimed that the film has portrayed ... (more...)
Bollywood stars meet PM Modi Bollywood stars meet PM Modi
- January 11, 2019

Tiwari, who directed Nil Battey Sannata , said in a statement: "It was an honour meeting our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji with inspiring lovely friends". This dialogue was towards how and in what ways we can do that... The delegation also thanked the Modi government on behalf of the entire film fraternity for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently. (more...)
Billie Eilish has released a new song inspired by Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' Billie Eilish has released a new song inspired by Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma'
- January 11, 2019

Billie Eilish and her collaborative brother Finneas have proven to be talented beyond their years. It seems Billie Eilish likes to stay on trend. Roma is now streaming on Netflix . "Nothing about this song would exist without the film, which is exactly what we love about it". Listen to the mesmerizing " When I Was Older " below. (more...)
Amazon unveils ad-supported IMDb video streaming service Amazon unveils ad-supported IMDb video streaming service
- January 11, 2019

IMDb called the new video service Freedive . The ad-supported service is available from today in the United States on the web, and via Amazon's Fire TV devices. The company spent heavily to produce and acquire streaming-video content including critically acclaimed shows such as "Transparent" and "The Marvelous Mrs. (more...)
Jeff Bezos' Alleged Affair Revealed Hours After Announcing Divorce Jeff Bezos' Alleged Affair Revealed Hours After Announcing Divorce
- January 11, 2019

Hours after Jeff Bezos announced he and his wife MacKenzie are divorcing, the tabloid press was buzzing with stories about the Amazon CEO's new romance. A year ago they launched a charity project together, the Day One Fund, with the aim of helping homeless families and building pre-schools in low-income communities. (more...)
Craig McLachlan: Actor charged with assault and sex offences Craig McLachlan: Actor charged with assault and sex offences
- January 11, 2019

Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with a series of assault offences by Victoria Police. . Craig was charged on summons to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on February 8. The former Neighbours star was accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a 2014 production of the Rocky Horror Show . Whelan Browne said that while performing a sex scene with McLachlan he inappropriately touched her while on stage. (more...)
Criminal Minds to End With Season 15 Criminal Minds to End With Season 15
- January 11, 2019

The show was one of the last CBS dramas to be renewed last season, ultimately receiving a truncated 15-episode order for Season 14. It kicked off this year with its 300th episode , which picked up from the season 13 cliffhanger when two members of the BAU were captured by cult leader Benjamin Merva (Michael Hogan). (more...)
Kate Beckinsale Had the Perfect Comeback For Those Pete Davidson Rumors Kate Beckinsale Had the Perfect Comeback For Those Pete Davidson Rumors
- January 11, 2019

Rumor has it that this past Sunday while at the Golden Globes after-party, Kate and Pete got along quite well. While some reports claimed the two left the event in tandem, an unnamed source told People they exited separately. She's sparked rumours of a fling with Pete Davidson after the pair were spotted leaving a Golden Globes party together earlier this week. Pete attended the awards ceremony with his good friend Machine Gun Kelly . (more...)
ABC Wants The Avengers Presenting Oscars During 2019 Ceremony /Film ABC Wants The Avengers Presenting Oscars During 2019 Ceremony /Film
- January 11, 2019

With the 2019 Academy Awards moving forward with no host and instead apparently planning to rely on a whole cast of celebrities to introduce the show's various segments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is seeking to reunite the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Avengers for the ceremony's broadcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter . (more...)
Weird City Trailer Reaction: 4 Ups & 1 Down Weird City Trailer Reaction: 4 Ups & 1 Down
- January 11, 2019

Futuristic living, DNA matching, and fitness cults are coming to life in Jordan Peele's new sci-fi YouTube series, Weird City . The trailer debuted today and from first glimpse the title really lives up to its name, as it depicts the lives of people who live in lower class below "the line". (more...)
Gwyneth Paltrow's ex-husband Chris Martin joined her on 'very modern honeymoon' Gwyneth Paltrow's ex-husband Chris Martin joined her on 'very modern honeymoon'
- January 11, 2019

So (it was) my new husband, his children, my children, my ex-husband, our best family friends. Speaking on U.S. talk show Live With Kelly And Ryan , Paltrow called it "a very modern honeymoon". A source said: "They're a total modern family and had a great time celebrating together". Gwyneth keeps images of her kids to a minimum on her social media and rarely steps out with them in public. (more...)
The Punisher Season 2 Official Trailer The Punisher Season 2 Official Trailer
- January 10, 2019

In the first full trailer for Season 2 of The Punisher , we find Mr. Castle protecting a young girl ( Giorgia Whigham ) after she is nearly murdered for information. That is, if such a thing is even possible. Today, just over one week before the second season of one of the last two Marvel series on Netflix launches, the latest trailer shows the body count has risen and the villains are more crazed than ever. (more...)
Vegas police want Ronaldo's DNA for alleged rape in 2009 Vegas police want Ronaldo's DNA for alleged rape in 2009
- January 10, 2019

Ronaldo, for his part, has "firmly" denied the allegations, claiming his encounter with Mayorga was consensual. Jasmine Lennard , right, claimed Juventus soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo threatened her with bodily harm. Lennard, 33, called the footballer "a psychopath" in now-deleted tweets, in which she pledged to assist the woman who has accused Ronaldo of rape. "Upon leaving the bathroom, Ronaldo pulled the plaintiff into a bedroom and on to a bed and attempted to engage in sexual ... (more...)
'Green Book' director: 'I was an idiot' for genital-flashing 'Green Book' director: 'I was an idiot' for genital-flashing
- January 10, 2019

In a 1998 Newsweek feature , highlighted by editors at The Cut website, Cameron described how Peter showed her his penis at a meeting to discuss her casting in his and his brother Bobby's hit comedy There's Something About Mary . The filmmaker went on to relate that he and his brother had performed the "joke" in question, "Easily 500 times". $ 500 on a belt buckle!' I say it's not stupid ... (more...)
Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
- January 10, 2019

The former Heisman Trophy victor first confirmed they were an item last July during his appearance on ESPN. According to People , Tebow also flew her family over from South Africa, imported a South African musician to serenade the family, and developed an elaborate ruse to keep her off the trail, by pretending to say they were getting together with his family because he was buying his dad a truck. (more...)
Lindsay Lohan Addresses Her Instagram Feud With Kim Kardashian on 'WWHL' Lindsay Lohan Addresses Her Instagram Feud With Kim Kardashian on 'WWHL'
- January 10, 2019

But the actress is hoping to make a comeback with her new MTV reality series Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club. The 32-year-old was asked about the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star calling her accent "confusing" on Instagram a year ago, and her response is typical LiLo. (more...)
Paramount Pictures shelves Star Trek 4 Paramount Pictures shelves Star Trek 4
- January 10, 2019

Star Trek Into Darkness did even better box office office business than the first movie, but fared less well among fans, while Star Trek Beyond was a pretty significant box office failure. "What he understood at that point was that he was with people who desperately wanted to collaborate with him, that we weren't trying to exploit him", Kurtzman recalled. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo to submit DNA in Vegas rape case
- January 10, 2019

Ronaldo's legal team told Metro.co.uk: 'Mr Ronaldo has no specific recollection of meeting Ms Lennard 10 years ago or at any point. Lennard, a fashion model from the United Kingdom who starred in the British spin-off of Celebrity Big Brother , posted about Ronaldo in a series of tweets on Tuesday night. (more...)

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