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Ways Doctor Strange Is Basically The New Iron Man
- November 08, 2016

It cost $165 million to produce, excluding marketing expenses, and was set to generate $85 million on its first weekend, according to analysts at Box Office Mojo . "Movie theaters exist for a movie like 'Doctor Strange , '" said Dave Hollis, executive vice president of distribution for The Walt Disney Company. (more...)
Melbourne Cup: Almandin delivers second win for jockey Kerrin McEvoy
- November 07, 2016

Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy and carrying 52kg, the Lloyd Williams-owned import fought out a thrilling finish with Irish raider Heartbreak City. McEvoy and his wife, Kathy, are expecting their fourth child any day now and interestingly, Kathy happens to be the sister of last year's Melbourne Cup victor, Michelle Payne. (more...)
Rami Malek to essay Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic Rami Malek to essay Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic
- November 06, 2016

Will the Queen/Malek relationship last? And here's a live performance by Freddie Mercury, enjoy. Amidst all the stalling and controversies surrounding the upcoming Queen biopic titled Bohemian Rhapsody, the creators have made remarkable progress. (more...)
Beyonce-Dixie Chicks collab sparks a clash on social media
- November 06, 2016

Despite the report, CMA did release an official statement regarding the matter: "CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyoncé's performance on the CMA Awards". Bush was from their home state of Texas. There were rumors beforehand that she might open the show and possibly perform her country-inspired song, "Daddy Lessons", but her camp kept mum about whether the performance was a go. (more...)
Beyonce makes surprise appearance at Country Music Awards Beyonce makes surprise appearance at Country Music Awards
- November 05, 2016

The global R&B/Pop superstar was joined by fellow Texas natives the Dixie Chicks . Beyonce is set to perform at the 2016 CMA Awards tonight, it has been claimed. Beyoncé is not the first performer to cross genres at the CMAs - Justin Timberlake joined Chris Stapleton on stage past year to for some duets. (more...)
LGBT characters on TV 'at record high' LGBT characters on TV 'at record high'
- November 04, 2016

Despite the overall increase, LGBTQ characters remain overwhelmingly white. Additionally, there are 28 more LGBTQ characters in recurring roles. Among almost 900 series regular characters on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and the CW, 43 characters-or approximately 4.8%-are lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer. (more...)
Liberals No Longer Allowed to Nominate Supreme Court Justices Liberals No Longer Allowed to Nominate Supreme Court Justices
- November 02, 2016

A week before that , Senator John McCain, who is also running for reelection, said , "I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up". "At some point, we have got to recognize that we're destroying our institutions". "We take from it a level of violent rhetoric that is unsafe and we need to say is unacceptable", Gross told the AP. (more...)
Christina Aguilera endorses Kylie Jenner's 'Dirrty' Halloween costume Christina Aguilera endorses Kylie Jenner's 'Dirrty' Halloween costume
- November 01, 2016

Kendall and Kylie Jenner are always ones to go all out for Halloween and the ladies looked unbelievable for the first night of 2016′s festivities! "Can I be XTINA forever ", she captioned the video. And not only that, but we've still got two more days before it's actually Halloween! Not a single year goes by it does make sense on social networks with different costumes. (more...)
Laura Whitmore 'never cried so much' after sitting out of Strictly Laura Whitmore 'never cried so much' after sitting out of Strictly
- November 01, 2016

After watching her performance of Will Smith's Men In Black, the 57-year-old said: "This is like being at the Honey G concert". "I'm so happy to be here for Halloween". Speaking as she hosted The Unsigned Music Awards which air on Showcase TV on Monday, Laura said: "You get so close to everyone". "When I do I'm A Celebrity, they all cry and I'm holding it together and going to the ad breaks". (more...)
Support for third-party candidates dips as election nears Support for third-party candidates dips as election nears
- October 31, 2016

He said that losing Utah would be a damaging blow to his campaign, telling Baier, "If they go enough for this character that's running all over the state and we lose the state, that's devastating". McMullin calls Trump a racist who uses bigoted rhetoric. Other polls have shown Trump with the lead over McMullin and the Real Clear Politics average still points to a Trump lead of about 5 percentage points. (more...)
Benedict Cumberbatch: Home is my safe harbour Benedict Cumberbatch: Home is my safe harbour
- October 31, 2016

I hope somewhere down the line we do get to explore that because I think that's super cool concept, " Derrickson said in an interview. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe . (more...)
US, Israel condemn new UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem US, Israel condemn new UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem
- October 31, 2016

The decision followed two votes in UNESCO over the past two weeks, both condemned Israel's "escalating aggression" against Muslim worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. “Im sure that the quake happened because of the UNESCO decision, ” Kara, a member of the ruling Likud Party, wrote in a memo, Ynetnews website reported. (more...)
Driver failed to brake before fatal bus crash Driver failed to brake before fatal bus crash
- October 29, 2016

The owner of a Southern California charter bus that was involved in a deadly crash over the weekend was sued for negligence in the past - once for a different accident that killed three people. It's tough for all of us". He said the bus had been inspected in 2014, 2015 and, most recently, in April of this year, with no mechanical problems reported. (more...)
Lady Gaga nearly quit music after Artpop
- October 28, 2016

The album "crosses between country and funk, pop, dance, rock, electronic music, folk", she told E! of her fresh work. According to Billboard , Lady Gaga wore a see-through shirt during the New York Dive Bar Tour concert, with the tour sponsor, Bud Light's, logo on the front of it. (more...)
Utah Eighth Graders Have Top Science Test Scores In US
- October 28, 2016

Black and Hispanic students in DODEA scored well above the national average in their respective reporting groups, for both fourth and eighth grade. "Our nation's future is inextricably linked to how well we educate our students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics", he added. The state was able to nearly completely eliminate the differences in test scores among male and female students in both grades, with female students scoring slightly higher on the test. (more...)
'Arrogant' Bob Dylan denounced for Nobel Prize silence 'Arrogant' Bob Dylan denounced for Nobel Prize silence
- October 27, 2016

Even without Dylan's acknowledgment, the Swedish Academy's issuing of the award was controversial from the moment it was announced. The 75-year-old American is the first singer-songwriter to be awarded the prize. Speaking to a Swedish state radio station SR, she said, "Right now we are doing nothing". After over a week of being lauded with the prestigious award, Dylan has choose to not acknowledge his victory and has made no comments on it. (more...)
Disney swaps release dates for 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Toy Story 4' Disney swaps release dates for 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Toy Story 4'
- October 27, 2016

Following that we'll have The Incredibles 2 and of course Toy Story 4. The film has already gone past US$121 million (AU$157 million) since its USA release on Sep. Maybe they want to take more time to polish every tiny detail for it to be a very good fourth movie. "I had a bunch of ideas that I wanted to put in 'The Incredibles , '" he said, "but they just didn't fit". (more...)
Timberlake under investigation for ballot selfie Timberlake under investigation for ballot selfie
- October 27, 2016

No excuses my good people! He took a selfie of himself, but ballot selfies are prohibited in Tennessee. Take a picture with your "I voted" sticker or maybe the early voting signs out there. A 2015 vote by the state legislature banned taking selfies in polling places. On Monday, a judge in MI blocked enforcement of a ban on ballot selfies, saying it violates free speech. (more...)
Michael Phelps, Nicole Johnson secretly married in June
- October 27, 2016

Phelps and Johnson obtained their marriage license June 9, according to the report, and filed the certificate on June 15 in Arizona. Johnson posted a picture of her with Phelps and Boomer on Instagram on the day of the ceremony with the caption, "Such a memorable night with my lil fambam". (more...)
Footage shows robbers escape with Kim Kardashian's jewels
- October 25, 2016

During the 49 minutes, they held up the concierge, gained access to to Kardashian's suite, and tied her up as they stole millions in jewels and other items. "There are pitfalls", she said during the pre-robbery interview, which airs on CBS this Sunday, October 23. She continued, "I mean, she's not doing that well". (more...)
Deadpool 2 loses director Tim Miller over differences with Ryan Reynolds Deadpool 2 loses director Tim Miller over differences with Ryan Reynolds
- October 25, 2016

Filming on Deadpool 2 was planned for early 2017, although that may change as Fox scrambles for a replacement director who can match the anarchic tone and effects wizardry of the first one. Deadpool 2 is due for release in 2018, and is now in the casting stage, with six actresses being tested for the role of Domino , who will be the new female lead in the series. (more...)
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is headed to Paris The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is headed to Paris
- October 25, 2016

The brand set itself a tough goal of upping its wow-factor 2015 show, which boasted Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid in its model line-up for the first time and featured performances from The Weekend , Ellie Goulding and Selena Gomez . Ariana Grande has a close call as model Elsa Hosk walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2014 in London, England. The show is usually filmed in NY, but the show did take place in London in 2014. (more...)
Cubs fans celebrate team's 1st World Series berth since 1945 Cubs fans celebrate team's 1st World Series berth since 1945
- October 24, 2016

Joe Maddon pulled him in favor of Aroldis Chapman, and the decision paid off as Joc Pederson grounded into a double play to end the inning with the Cubs ahead. "He's had some trouble with his back and overcame it and came and helped us win the division and get past the NLDS". Kershaw lasted only five innings, delivering mediocrity on a night when his team needed - and surely expected - brilliance, while Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs' soft-tossing NL ERA leader, delivered a gem worthy of Greg ... (more...)
Harteau: Officers did not violate MPD policy in Clark shooting Harteau: Officers did not violate MPD policy in Clark shooting
- October 24, 2016

Some eyewitnesses said they saw Clark handcuffed when he was shot, but investigators said they were not able to prove the claim. The local prosecutor and the US attorney in Minneapolis declined to file charges against the officers, Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, citing inconsistent witness testimony. (more...)
Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw join Disneys A Wrinkle in Time Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw join Disneys A Wrinkle in Time
- October 23, 2016

The cast for Disney's keeps expanding, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw signing on to play Dr. Kate Murray, microbiologist and mother to main character Meg Murray. L'Engle's 1989 novel, An Acceptable Time , was also marketed as part of the series but took place a generation earlier. A Wrinkle in Time was previously adapted into a made for television movie that aired ABC in 2004. (more...)
Lady Gaga returns to Earth with new album, 'Joanne'
- October 23, 2016

The headline of New York Times critic Jon Caramanica's Joanne review said Gaga "fishes for inspiration" on the album. When Gaga revealed she had a duet with Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine on the album, I didn't know what to expect, but after finally hearing the song, it may go down as one of Gaga's best collaborations. (more...)
Comedian Kevin Meaney Found Dead In Forestburgh Home Comedian Kevin Meaney Found Dead In Forestburgh Home
- October 23, 2016

However, he guest starred in various TV comedies, including 2 Broke Girls , Space Ghost Coast to Coast , 30 Rock and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist . - Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 22, 2016RIP Kevin Meaney . Rest In Peace dear Kevin ", while Judd Apatow tweeted , " Kevin Meaney was as amusing as they get and the nicest man. (more...)
Lady Gaga returns to NYC bar when she launched her career
- October 22, 2016

Even when she's not in high-art mode, Lady Gaga is still high concept. There's a strong element of self-empowerment to the song, which manages to exude a pop vibe amidst the country flare. 'Joanne' , released on October 21st, is one of the most dramatic pieces from Lady Gaga . Hey Girl has the only feature on the album from Florence Welch, and it's so incredible how well Lady Gaga and Florence's voices together. (more...)
Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter
- October 22, 2016

Twenty four hours after the third and final debate saw the Democratic and Republican nominees lock heads, hostilities resumed at the major fundraiser for Catholic charities connected to the Archdiocese of NY. This zinger was met with a chorus of boos. "I'm in trouble when I go home tonight", Trump added. Tearing into his rival, Mr Trump was referring to hacked Democrat emails distributed by WikiLeaks , which are said to show a top aide making a derogatory joke about the Catholic Church. (more...)
NFL Scores, Box Scores For Week 5: October 9; Brady Makes Return NFL Scores, Box Scores For Week 5: October 9; Brady Makes Return
- October 22, 2016

His eyes only focused forward, he savored every second. "I'm glad we got the first down", he said after the win. Brady got off to a torrid start against the lowly Cleveland Browns in New England's 33-13 win and finished with 406 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. (more...)