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Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly!' dies at 97 Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly!' dies at 97
- January 15, 2019

Kennedy's death. This weird woman, with her odd voice, spastic movements, and remarkable ability to make a white top hat work, made a whole new generation fall in love with her while simultaneously scaring the ever-living crap out of them. No matter the part, she made it her own, including a 1985 reinterpretation of the White Queen in a made-for-TV adaptation of Alice in Wonderland . Stage and screen legend Carol Channing has died of natural causes, the Associated Press reports. (more...)
Netflix is raising its subscription prices, again Netflix is raising its subscription prices, again
- January 15, 2019

This time around, all three plans will cost more, resulting in a price hike that affects all US Netflix users. Plenty of Netflix users and cord-cutters opt to pay for multiple streaming services instead of regular cable, but mounting subscription prices add up and can end up being the same. (more...)
Toto's Africa Will Play On Loop In African Desert Forever Toto's Africa Will Play On Loop In African Desert Forever
- January 15, 2019

He wants "to keep Toto going for all eternity". Siedentopf told the BBC that some Namibians "love it", while others have told him it's the "the worst sound installation ever". It was recently covered by Pitbull for the new superhero film Aquaman, with the rapper adding lyrics about Banksy. Mr Siedentopf said he hopes the song - which is quadruple platinum - will play in the 55million-year-old desert for another 55 million years. (more...)
Spider-Man Encounters Mysterio And Nick Fury In Far From Home Trailer Spider-Man Encounters Mysterio And Nick Fury In Far From Home Trailer
- January 15, 2019

Since Far From Home is set after Avengers: Endgame , we wonder if it's safe to speculate that all the superheroes are in fact dead and Fury is short of Avengers to fight threats like the terrifyingly powerful Elementals. If we assume the lightning storm attacking the London Bridge is Zephyr, all four appear in the Far From Home trailer. The original theme was created by Paul Francis Webster and Robert Harris, and since the original series has become a staple of Spider-Man related ... (more...)
Boney Kapoor slaps legal notice on Priya Prakash Varrier`s Sridevi Bungalow Boney Kapoor slaps legal notice on Priya Prakash Varrier`s Sridevi Bungalow
- January 15, 2019

The post Boney Kapoor Takes Legal Action Against The Makers Of Priya Prakash Varrier's Debut Sridevi Bunglow! appeared first on Popdiaries . The teaser of the film is out and it looks like a failed attempt of recreating the life of Late Sridevi. (more...)
Tidal’s streaming numbers are reportedly under investigation Tidal’s streaming numbers are reportedly under investigation
- January 15, 2019

We have an ongoing dialogue with Økokrim. From the very beginning, [Dagens Næringsliv] has quoted documents that they have not shared with us in spite of repeated requests. When we learned of a potential data breach we immediately, and aggressively, began pursuing multiple avenues available to uncover what occurred. "Additionally, we have engaged an independent, third party cyber-security firm to conduct a review of what happened and help us further protect the security and integrity of our ... (more...)
Captain Marvel Pre-Sales Hit High Note in First Twenty-Four Hours Captain Marvel Pre-Sales Hit High Note in First Twenty-Four Hours
- January 15, 2019

Avengers: Infinity War ended with a lot of our favourite superheroes dying after Thanos' snap. It's therefore argued that the Avenger simply can't summon up the anger necessary to transform. The twist at the end also proves that , rather than just being good means of expository dialogue, it gives us who Carol is without needing to spell it out. (more...)
R Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life R Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life
- January 15, 2019

In the suit, Rodgers said she met Kelly after a concert in San Antonio, Texas and that he "mentally, sexually and verbally" abused her during their relationship. During an interview at Coachella, the singer Vince Staples pointed out , " R. Kelly never went to prison, and he's a fucking child molester". In the clip, Kelly clearly acknowledges Aaliyah's age (apparently, 14 at the time it was shot) as she records a song in the studio, with him serving as producer. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Says Kanye West Was Not Defending R. Kelly Kim Kardashian Says Kanye West Was Not Defending R. Kelly
- January 15, 2019

Kelly during his Sunday service on January 13. Kanye West has a large platform and can use it any way he well pleases, but few would have thought a Gospel-influenced musical event would end having the star defending R&Creep star R. The analogies were in context to his personal experiences. "My husband's words are being taken out of context due to timing". Kanye went on to argue that in that case, we should take down all art, including Leonardo da Vinci's creations. (more...)
Missy Elliott becomes female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame Missy Elliott becomes female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
- January 15, 2019

Other 2019 inductees include Monica, Dallas Austin, Pink, Madonna and Boyz II Men. Elliott has also written songs for Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige, Aaliyah and Jennifer Hudson. "Elliott seemed plugged into the cyber-feminist premonition that the internet would usher in a post-gender age". "That's true now more than ever but it has always been about the song so I'm very proud that in my first year as Chairman of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame that we are recognizing some of the culturally ... (more...)
Christopher McQuarrie Will Direct the Next Two Mission: Impossible Movies Christopher McQuarrie Will Direct the Next Two Mission: Impossible Movies
- January 15, 2019

Christopher McQuarrie , the writer and director responsible for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Fallout , is set to write and direct two more sequels back-to-back. Fallout is now the highest grossing movie in the franchise. Although no date is set for the production to commence, sources expect McQuarrie to start shooting sometime in 2019. (more...)
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake finds its Maria Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake finds its Maria
- January 15, 2019

Rachel Zegler , a 17-year-old high school student, has locked down the female lead, and there's no question she has the pipes to be able to pull off this role. "When I played Maria on stage a few summers ago, I never could have imagined that I'd be taking on the role again in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story ", Zegler wrote on Instagram. (more...)
Here’s how The Accidental Prime Minister and Uri opened at the box-office Here’s how The Accidental Prime Minister and Uri opened at the box-office
- January 15, 2019

In hindsight, 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' director Aditya Dhar feels he took a huge risk by casting Vicky Kaushal as a solo hero in his film. 'Uri' started high on josh on Friday . Any war film about the heroism of its soldiers will be patriotic by default. In contrast, The Accidental Prime Minister has earned critics' wrath for its jingoism and desperation to vilify the Congress party in the crucial election year. (more...)
Cloverfield Lane Director Dan Trachtenberg Boards Uncharted | News Cloverfield Lane Director Dan Trachtenberg Boards Uncharted | News
- January 15, 2019

Uncharted is based on the PlayStation series that follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. Sony has been trying to get the film off the ground for quite a while, originally going with veteran actors like Mark Wahlberg . He's a ideal fit for this movie: he has a deep knowledge of the game franchise and an excellent eye for action and suspense, and the terrific 10 Cloverfield Lane proved he's capable of delivering crowd-pleasing, mainstream material. (more...)
Crucified Ronald McDonald Enrages Arab Christians Crucified Ronald McDonald Enrages Arab Christians
- January 15, 2019

A sculpture of a crucified Ronald McDonald sparked violent protests at a museum in Israel, where hundreds of Christians are calling for its removal, according to reports Monday. However, that hasn't pleased protesters. The Greek Patriarchate said "While we express freedom of expression, this should not include mocking and targeting our religion and religious figures". (more...)
Miley Cyrus Writes Cute Letter to Husband Liam Hemsworth for His Birthday! Miley Cyrus Writes Cute Letter to Husband Liam Hemsworth for His Birthday!
- January 15, 2019

The letter ended: "I'm proud of the person you have become and look forward to all the good we will contribute ToGeThEr in the future". Though most of all, Cyrus says, "I love how you let ME be ME". Miley and Liam got married on December 23 a year ago and confirmed their wedding by sharing pictures from the ceremony on social media. Cyrus, who recently returned to social media after a several-month-long of hiatus to promote her newest hit single "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart", is clearly ... (more...)
Robbie Williams 'torments' Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page in home row Robbie Williams 'torments' Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page in home row
- January 14, 2019

The biter feud between Robbie Williams and his neighbour Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page continues. Page is against the development application as he's anxious the excavation work necessary would fuck up the fancy af 1875 mansion he's been living in for 40 years. (more...)
Game of Thrones unveils season 8 premiere date, new teaser trailer Game of Thrones unveils season 8 premiere date, new teaser trailer
- January 14, 2019

One assumes Bran is not included in this teaser due to him assuring us he is no longer Bran Stark and is now the Three Eyed Raven. Actor Kit Harrington arrives for the world premiere of the television fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" series 5, at The Tower of London, March 18, 2015. (more...)
Kate Middleton's brother James Middleton reveals secret battle with depression Kate Middleton's brother James Middleton reveals secret battle with depression
- January 14, 2019

Middleton, who now works as a tour guide at the Glen Affric Lodge near Loch Ness, a hotel owned by Pippa Middleton's father-in-law David Matthews, goes on to describe how, in the midst of his depression , he up ended his life, packed up his dogs and withdrew to the English Lake District where Middleton realised he needed help and "confronted" his illness. (more...)
Fans confused by 'tie' at Critics Choice Awards Fans confused by 'tie' at Critics Choice Awards
- January 14, 2019

Irish co-production The Favourite is continuing its awards season recognition, leading the nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards , which take place on Sunday. "I want the other woman up here", she confidently said, prompting the announcement of Patricia's victory. The split win comes a week after Close won the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a film drama, an award that many expected Lady Gaga would win. (more...)
Anthony 'The Mooch' Scaramucci joins 'Big Brother: Celebrity Edition'
- January 14, 2019

The first season of celebrity Big Brother saw former White House aid Omarosa Manigault Newman tease the public of scathing White House drama before her own release of a book " Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House ". On Sunday, the network announced that Scaramucci will be appearing on the reality TV game show, where 12 guests reside together in a house outfitted with cameras and sound recording devices that capture their every move. (more...)
Chris Pratt announces engagement to Schwarzenegger Chris Pratt announces engagement to Schwarzenegger
- January 14, 2019

The " Guardians of the Galaxy " star revealed today, January 14, in an Instagram post that he proposed to the lifestyle blogger. Chris Pratt is set to tie the knot with Katherine Schwarzenegger . Schwarzenegger, an author, is also the eldest child of actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger . Thrilled God put you in my life. Pratt got engaged to Anna Faris in 2008, a year after meeting her on the set of Take Me Home Tonight . (more...)
Female bodyguard latest to quit Meghan Markle's entourage Female bodyguard latest to quit Meghan Markle's entourage
- January 14, 2019

Meghan's protection officer, who is understood to be leaving the Metropolitan police , was described by colleagues as "brilliant" and highly regarded in the force. According to royal biographer Andrew Morton, Meghan is very into food: "He loves cooking, exploring new foods, and experimenting with fresh flavours". (more...)
'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere: Official Release Date Confirmed 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere: Official Release Date Confirmed
- January 14, 2019

HBO announced that the premiere date and time of GoT will be shown before True Detective Season 3 premiere. I have a feeling it has a lot to do with cross-promoting True Detective , getting people to stick around on the channel to watch it, after such dismal and panned Season 2. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere Date Revealed 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere Date Revealed
- January 14, 2019

The six-episode season will begin on April 14, 2019 , so if there is no break during the season, the series finale will air sometime in May. While Sansa, Arya and Jon Snow feature in the short teaser, there is no sign of Bran in his new role as the Three-Eyed Raven. (more...)
Egg beats out Kylie Jenner for most liked Instagram photo Egg beats out Kylie Jenner for most liked Instagram photo
- January 14, 2019

The photo , which was posted on January 5 by the account world_record_egg , has garnered over 20.8 million likes, surpassing the previous record-holder, Kylie Jenner , whose post only had 18 million likes. After breaking the record, the mysterious Instagram account shared a message to their egg-cited fans on their story. "YOU DID IT EGG!" cheered another. (more...)
The final 'Game of Thrones' season airs April 14
- January 14, 2019

The series will return for one last ride in April of 2019. So, HBO will reveal the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere date tonight (January 13) before the True Detective season 3 premiere takes place. "It's an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what [author George R.R. Martin] set out to do - which is flipping this kind of story on its head". (more...)
Travis Scott Told NFL He'd Play Super Bowl Under One Condition Travis Scott Told NFL He'd Play Super Bowl Under One Condition
- January 14, 2019

Blige, Usher and Nicki Minaj - were considered or approached to perform with Maroon 5. Typically one of the most fiercely sought gigs in music, the Super Bowl has this year been the subject of boycott and protest. The announcement, which was also shared by CBS Sports, the network broadcasting the event, comes after rumours began circulating late previous year that Maroon 5 would take the stage. (more...)
Brit nominations revealed: Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa lead the way Brit nominations revealed: Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa lead the way
- January 13, 2019

The popstar, who grew up in Walsall, features in the Mastercard British Album of the Year category, as well as the British Female and British Breakthrough categories. In the film, Monae will play African-American feminist icon Pitman Hughes. Kevin Abstract, one of the founding members of Brockhampton, told BBC News previous year that being openly gay in the hip hop community can be hard. (more...)
'The Sopranos' movie star teases upcoming prequel 'The Sopranos' movie star teases upcoming prequel
- January 13, 2019

Sadly the idea of a sequel to " The Sopranos " ended after series star James Gandolfini tragically passed away in 2013 but Chase chose to go back to the series with a prequel that would explore Tony Soprano's teenage years as he began forming his attachments to the mob. (more...)

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