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Akshay's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' mints Rs 13 cr on day one Akshay's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' mints Rs 13 cr on day one
- August 13, 2017

The film opened to a decent occupancy of around 25-30% and has collected fair first day figures. It will be interesting to see if Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will successfully cash upon the holidays and cross Shah Rukh Khan's Raees to become the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. (more...)
Fans are not loving court sketches of Taylor Swift Fans are not loving court sketches of Taylor Swift
- August 12, 2017

Swift , 27, is suing ex-radio DJ David Mueller , 55, for allegedly groping her after she agreed to pose for a photo with him and his girlfriend. "I heard it from my daughter's mouth", Swift told the jury. "My understanding was that he had put his hand under her dress and grabbed her rear end". "He sexually assaulted her , right there, that guy". "I didn't see his hand touch her physically", Dent says . (more...)
New Report Claims Usher Does Not Have Herpes New Report Claims Usher Does Not Have Herpes
- August 10, 2017

Usher has yet to publicly dispute a lawsuit in which a man and two women claim that he failed to tell them he had genital herpes before having sex with them. Throughout the report, the source questions the validity of the court documents Davis presented to the gossip site as well as the image of the $2,754 check made out in her name. (more...)
The Dark Tower takes over number one spot in US The Dark Tower takes over number one spot in US
- August 09, 2017

The Dark Tower may have been a box office disappointment, but Sony and MRC still seem to be moving ahead with the franchise. Internationally, the $60 million-budgeted fantasy grossed a further $8 million from 19 countries, meaning it has recouped nearly half of its budget with the majority of global markets still to come, including the United Kingdom on August 18th. (more...)
HBO hackers leak emails, demand payment
- August 09, 2017

According to editors at Wired magazine, the ransom note featured in a video containing scrolling text, set to a GoT score, which was addressed to HBO chief executive officer Richard Plepler . Yesterday, the attackers released some of HBO's internal emails as well as a detailed summary of the Game of Thrones episode due to air this Sunday. (more...)
Jury Selection Begins In Taylor Swift Groping Trial Jury Selection Begins In Taylor Swift Groping Trial
- August 08, 2017

In her deposition a year ago, Swift described the incident in detail, explaining how in 2013 the Denver disc jockey allegedly reached his hand up her skirt and groped her backstage at her concert at the Pepsi Centre in Denver . Mueller was backstage with his girlfriend when they met with Swift , then 23, in a curtained enclosure. Taylor Swift will not be the only person testifying in the courts as she has asked some witnesses, and friends, to testify on her behalf in the trial . (more...)
Dilip Kumar's health not good, says doctor Dilip Kumar's health not good, says doctor
- August 05, 2017

The 94-year-old acting legend is now in the ICU at Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra. Soon, reports emerged that the actor is suffering from kidney dysfunction, and is on a ventilator. The source summed it up to TOI as, "However, we are hoping the organ regains its functionality". Doctors said Kumars kidneys were not functioning properly. (more...)
Bruce Willis Becomes a Vigilante in 'Death Wish' Trailer Bruce Willis Becomes a Vigilante in 'Death Wish' Trailer
- August 04, 2017

For Roth, this is his first foray into the action genre after making his name with horror films like Cabin Fever , Hostel , and The Green Inferno . Director Eli Roth's remake of the 1974 revenge thriller from the novel by Brian Garfield is set in Chicago, where police are overloaded with crimes. (more...)
Ready Player One Teaser Trailer: Spielberg Goes Back to the '80s Ready Player One Teaser Trailer: Spielberg Goes Back to the '80s
- July 23, 2017

Released today at Comic-Con, the trailer for Ready Player One is absolutely insane. Ready Player One takes place in a future where people spend most of their time in an '80s-inspired virtual world named OASIS . Miller, Ben Mendelsohn , Olivia Cooke , Tye Sheridan , and Kiera Bell. "You can do anything you can possibly imagine", said Spielberg. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS , expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday ... (more...)
Ben Affleck addresses rumors that he's out as Batman Ben Affleck addresses rumors that he's out as Batman
- July 23, 2017

I'm so thrilled to do it". Exactly when and how that might happen has yet to be determined, but it would be wise to bet against Affleck starring in The Batman . It is fucking awesome. " Matt Reeves doing it, I would be a fucking ape on the ground for Matt Reeves let alone Batman ". So for now The Batman is on track to keep moving forward and Ben Affleck will suit up as The Dark Knight yet again. (more...)
Jagga Jasoos - A Unique Effort That Is Worthy Of All The Applause Jagga Jasoos - A Unique Effort That Is Worthy Of All The Applause
- July 16, 2017

Public review is positive for this movie and critics rating is 3.5 **. The film got delayed for quite a few reasons but director Anurag Basu and the cast of the film kept their belief and finally, it has reached the stage of release. May be the working day and the monsoon factor has affected its opening day collection. Just like Basu's crticially acclaimed " Barfi " this film is another exhibition of borrowed craft & borrowed vision remember " Barfi " had many references and even ... (more...)
'Dunkirk' May be Harry Styles Only Acting Gig 'Dunkirk' May be Harry Styles Only Acting Gig
- July 15, 2017

As kids we received this very simplified, nearly mythic fairytale version of what happened there. We made the crossing about the same time of year the evacuation had taken place and went to Dunkirk . "I really enjoyed this". 'The truth is I cast Harry because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned his seat at the table. "I'd do this one again but it may be one and done - I'd do this one again". (more...)
Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice has passed away Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice has passed away
- July 14, 2017

Mixx (David Hobbs) and Amazing Vee (Yuri Vielot), became a household name after Campbell lured them (minus Vielot) to Miami and signed them to a record deal. The trio formed the group 2 Live Crew in 1984 and scored a number of his records including the controversial single "Me So Horny". Fresh Kid served in the U.S. (more...)
Yellen: economy strong enough for rate hikes Yellen: economy strong enough for rate hikes
- July 13, 2017

The rupee today retreated from two- week high levels against the USA currency and ended lower by 6 paise at 64.59 on fresh bouts of dollar demand amid Fed rate hike rhetoric. United Kingdom pay including bonuses, adjusted for inflation , fell 0.7% in the three months to May - the sharpest drop since mid-2014. "More generally, the Committee would be prepared to use its full range of tools, including altering the size and composition of its balance sheet, if future economic conditions were ... (more...)
Kermit the Frog voice actor has been replaced Kermit the Frog voice actor has been replaced
- July 12, 2017

A Muppets Studio spokeswoman told the outlets that longtime Muppets performer Matt Vogel will be taking over the role. He has also made appearances operating Big Bird and took over the puppetry of Count von Count in 2008. He previously performed as Kermit imitator, Constantine, in the movie Muppets Most Wanted . Here's hoping Kermit doesn't sound like he has a frog in his throat. (more...)
Donald Trump 'replaced by daughter Ivanka at G20 world leaders meeting' Donald Trump 'replaced by daughter Ivanka at G20 world leaders meeting'
- July 09, 2017

Her husband, Jared Kushner , is a senior adviser to President Donald Trump . He was speaking at the launch of a women's entrepreneurship fund that Ivanka helped put together. "And it is known that she works at the White House and carries responsibility for certain initiatives", Merkel said (via Fortune ). Although not elected, confirmed , sworn-in, or even holding an official position within the United States government, Ivanka represented the US at a G20 leaders session on ... (more...)
Trump left hanging by Poland's First Lady during handshake Trump left hanging by Poland's First Lady during handshake
- July 07, 2017

In a story July 5 about President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Poland, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Polish President Andrzej Duda spoke to TVN24. Trump arrives in Warsaw on Wednesday night. "Poland is the geographic heart of Europe, but more importantly, in the Polish people, we see the soul of Europe". (more...)
Launch fails for Chinese heavy-lift carrier rocket Launch fails for Chinese heavy-lift carrier rocket
- July 03, 2017

It was not clear from the live broadcast whether anything had gone wrong. WASHINGTON • An American warship yesterday sailed by a disputed island in the South China Sea occupied by Beijing as part of an operation to demonstrate freedom of navigation in the waters, a United States official said. (more...)
How Does Paul George Trade Impact Russell Westbrook's Thunder Future? How Does Paul George Trade Impact Russell Westbrook's Thunder Future?
- July 02, 2017

Those reported deals set the tone as National Basketball Association free agency dealmaking began Saturday, when the league announced each team's salary cap was $99.093 million (86.7 million euros) for the 2017-18 season. It is surprising how little they got back for the all-star , considering how much they have been offered for him by the Boston Celtics . The trade puts a temporary halt on the Lakers' pursuit of Paul George and will now bring up the questions as to whether George ... (more...)
Arsenal bid for Lacazette, Lemar rejected Arsenal bid for Lacazette, Lemar rejected
- July 01, 2017

The FC panel discuss the lack of love for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid and wonder if it's time for him to make a move. In an article published on the BBC Sport website , Ornstein claims that Arsenal remain in negotiations with Lyon about the possibility of signing 26-year-old forward Lacazette this summer. (more...)
Forecasters expand tropical storm warning along Gulf Coast Forecasters expand tropical storm warning along Gulf Coast
- June 23, 2017

The storm is packing heavy rain, with between four and eight inches likely as it moves north and up to 10 inches possible for parts of the gulf coast, including the Florida Panhandle. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency because of the threat of torrential rains and other severe weather, including unsafe high tides and rip currents. (more...)
List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter
- June 22, 2017

CBS News reported that the note was not necessarily an "assassination list", but that it indicated Hodgkinson had recently focused on the individuals on the list. Duncan had told Hodgkinson that Republicans were playing before leaving. "It's pure speculation what was in this guy's head", O'Connor said. Hodgkinson was killed in an encounter with police who responded to the scene Wednesday morning. (more...)
DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources
- June 22, 2017

The Queen's Speech was also dropped in 2011 under David Cameron's then-coalition government. It means some manifesto pledges are likely to be scaled back or scrapped. He said: "Talks are going on but one thing I'm absolutely certain about is the DUP don't want to see another election and Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street". (more...)
Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors
- June 20, 2017

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele has said he will retry the case . But on the long bus ride home to Pittsburgh, he said, there was little talk. Several of them attended the criminal trial with their lawyers. Cosby's defense against Andrea Constand's allegation that he drugged and raped her in 2004 was that they had consensual sex. (more...)
Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones
- June 20, 2017

Reruns ran after " Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly ". The three shows that aired on ABC after Kelly's - "Celebrity Family Feud", "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" and "The $100,000 Pyramid" - earned at least 1.4 million more viewers than Kelly's did. (more...)
Sean Spicer is interviewing his own replacement Sean Spicer is interviewing his own replacement
- June 20, 2017

The daily briefings from the White House podium were frequently broadcast live on the major cable news networks and his combative back-and-forths with reporters soon earned him a lampooning on NBC's " Saturday Night Live ", where actress Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him has become a national sensation. (more...)
Sphero's spidey-sense tingles with a Spider-Man desk friend
- June 18, 2017

It's a tabletop companion that responds to your voice, tells stories, virtually joins you on missions, and can watch over your room. Again, though, the idea is that Sphero will continuously add stories to Spider-Man's arsenal. BB8 ended up being a popular toy for Sphero and now the company has announced another one, the new Sphero Spider Man Toy. Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 will release in 2018. (more...)
Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky' Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'
- June 17, 2017

His eldest son, Anthony told the Times that John had passed away from pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles . A native of Oak Park, Ill., Avildsen started out as a cinematographer, and shot his directorial debut, Turn on to Love in 1969. (more...)
Escaped inmates captured in Tenn., governor says
- June 16, 2017

Now authorities also are searching for a 2008 white Ford F250 pickup truck with the Georgia tag BCX-5372. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Thursday that the reward for information on the fugitives had been increased to $130,000. Sills said the two inmates got a head start by taking and tossing the Honda driver's cellphone and locking the other 31 prisoners inside the bus. After their bloody jailbreak, the two convicts were spotted in the town of Madison where they broke into a ... (more...)
Wonder Woman lassoes true in fight against evil
- June 12, 2017

A movie theater in the Palestinian city of Ramallah has chose to refrain from screening this month's #1 movie around the world, Wonder Woman , which stars Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot for what appear to be politically motivated reasons. (more...)

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