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Green Party's Stein to pursue Pennsylvania recount petition in federal court Green Party's Stein to pursue Pennsylvania recount petition in federal court
- December 05, 2016

Even the candidate who requested the recounts in Wisconsin and other states - Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein - didn't do it with the hope of improving her standing (she got 30,000 votes out of almost 3 million cast in Wisconsin). (more...)
'Luke Cage' Renewed for Season 2 on Netflix 'Luke Cage' Renewed for Season 2 on Netflix
- December 05, 2016

In this case, it's a slow push-in on Pop's Barber Shop, a key location in the first season; and the reveal of a neon sign that says " Season 2 Coming Soon ". It is not clear as to when this second season will launch. The debut season of 'Daredevil' spinoff, 'The Punisher'. There is no word yet as to when Jessica Jones will begin streaming their second season. (more...)
Left-leaning candidate wins Austrian presidential vote
- December 05, 2016

Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party lost the May election by less than a percentage point, and polls had for months shown the race too close to call. "What happens here today has relevance for all of Europe", he said before casting his vote. Hofer's announcement puts Alexander Van der Bellen in the clear to assume the presidency. (more...)
'Fantastic Beasts', 'Moana' rule box office over weekend
- December 05, 2016

The returning champ " Moana " stars Auli'i Cravalho as the titular animated character and Dwayne Johnson as the demigod Maui. The film, now in its second frame, earned $6.5 million at 3,875 locations, raising its domestic total to just shy of $100 million. (more...)
Donald Trump can't fathom why racist white nationalists support him
- December 04, 2016

During a conference the "Alt-Right", which supports Nazi ideology, hundreds saluted the US President-elect by raising their arm in the Nazi salute. Even Trump, Spencer warned the white supremacist audience, has taken positions that are in his view too friendly to minorities and Jewish people. (more...)
Could 'Moana' Top 'Frozen' in Second Weekend Box Office?
- December 04, 2016

Last weekend's victor " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them " fell to second place this weekend and brought in $45.1 million, a decline of about 39% week-over-week. The animated film, which features the voices of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Nicole Scherzinger, beat out early estimates, which were set at $75 million. (more...)
Lesley Joseph: It would be fantastic if Ed Balls wins Strictly
- December 04, 2016

Ed, who got the boot after losing in the dance-off to Judge Rinder , said: ' My time on Strictly has been incredible. With a rose between his teeth, the 49-year-old gave it his all as he recreated his flamboyant routine to the Rolling Stones track Satisfaction, reminding everyone one last time just how he had managed to win over the British public. (more...)
Kanye and Kim are not living together for 'medical reasons' Kanye and Kim are not living together for 'medical reasons'
- December 04, 2016

According to TMZ , the rapper's "erratic pattern of taking his meds" was behind his hospitalization on November 21. West's hospitalization came soon after a horrific incident when his wife was tied up by armed robbers in a Paris hotel back in October. (more...)
Florence Henderson, who starred in TV's 'The Brady Bunch,' dies at 82
- December 03, 2016

Her unexpected death was described as "heart failure" in a statement from her manager, Kayla Pressman . Henderson's work on " The Brady Bunch ", and her slyly sexy chemistry with co-star Robert Reed made the show thrive. In 1962, she was the first female guest host of " The Tonight Show ". The series ran from September 1969 to March 1974, with much fan base and it also showcases some glimpses of the Vietnam War, but it did not touch the Bradys' world. (more...)
'They sold us out': Trans Mountain approval sparks backlash in B.C.
- December 03, 2016

Although it was the most contentious of the five conditions when she laid them out in the summer of 2012, the Premier now says a deal on B.C.'s share of the economic benefits will not take long to complete. In a conference call with reporters a day after the Trudeau government approved the pipeline megaproject from Alberta to Burnaby, Anderson said Wednesday he was acutely aware of those who say they will oppose the project at all costs. (more...)
Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech Wedding Images & Videos, Check Out Here Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech Wedding Images & Videos, Check Out Here
- December 03, 2016

Hazel wore a rich maroon lehenga with shades of pink on sleeves and heavy bridal jewellery. The Indian cricket team is in great spirits over their triumphant win against England in the third test match of the series at Mohali. The groom made a dynamic entry riding a motorcycle with barati dancing to dhol beats. Singer Ranjit Bawa rocked the ceremony with Punjabi songs. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli told the media on Tuesday morning, "A nice programme has been planned for this evening and all ... (more...)
'La La Land' named best film by New York film critics
- December 03, 2016

Mahershala Ali is having a great morning, having nabbed a best supporting win from NYFCC for A24's Moonlight and notching a nom with the Critics Choice Awards. Chazelle's film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, also led the Critics' Choice Awards nominations on Thursday with 12 nods. Toni Erdmann was selected as Best Foreign Language Film , and Best First Film was a tie for the Hailee Steinfeld-starrer Edge of Seventeen and Krisha . (more...)
Syrian government presses on in Aleppo, thousands displaced Syrian government presses on in Aleppo, thousands displaced
- December 02, 2016

It accused government forces of being behind the attack. Also, he expressed concern that many fleeing the city, who are perceived to have links to the opposition, were being detained by government forces. Syria's Red Crescent is offering assistance in government-held areas, but does not yet have access to eastern Aleppo. Asked if she meant Russian Federation was directly stopping aid getting in, the spokeswoman said: "Two points". (more...)
MLB Neuters All-Star Game MLB Neuters All-Star Game
- December 02, 2016

Home field advantage now will be decided by which team has the best overall record. The All-Star Game will continue to be fun: friendly, low-stakes fun, the way it was always meant to be. So hey, good news for Miami, which plays host to the All-Star Game this coming season. For 14 years, MLB's All-Star Game was the only such event in the Big Four sports that impacted postseason play. (more...)
Ukraine starts missile test near Crimea, angering Russian Federation
- December 02, 2016

The agency also said that on November 24, Ukraine had issued an aviation notification on "activating unsafe zones at all flight levels in view of missile firing exercises scheduled for December 1 and 2". He said the war games included air defence units as well military drones and S-300 ground-to-air missile systems. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko was defiant, writing on his Twitter page during the exercise that Kiev had to see it through "despite threats from Russia" because it ... (more...)
'Manchester by the Sea' tops National Board of Review awards 'Manchester by the Sea' tops National Board of Review awards
- December 01, 2016

Ava DuVernay's "13th" was also left off the list of the year's best documentaries , which included "O.J.: Made in America", " De Palma ", " The Eagle Huntress ", " Gleason ", " Life, Animated " and " Miss Sharon Jones! ". But Oscar frontrunner " La La Land " was limited to inclusion in the Top Films roster. Affleck also won the best actor equivalent at the Gotham Awards. (more...)
Last-minute Exelon subsidy plan goes to Illinois House floor
- December 01, 2016

Area associations, including the Chatham Business Association, the Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Illinois Municipal League, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and Rockford Chamber of Commerce, say the benefits proposed by Exelon Generation and ComEd will strengthen the economy, save and create good-paying jobs, retain Illinois historically low energy rates ... (more...)
Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton and Pentatonix perform 'Jolene' on 'The Voice' Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton and Pentatonix perform 'Jolene' on 'The Voice'
- November 30, 2016

Parton, Cyrus and Pentatonix were all wearing black ensembles to deliver the performance. Wearing an all-black ensemble, Parton took center stage on the show, trading lines with a modestly dressed Cyrus as vocal group Pentatonix beatboxed and harmonized behind and between them. (more...)
More GILMORE GIRLS On the Way? Alexis Bledel Says 'Anything Is Possible'
- November 29, 2016

Nevertheless, the shocking end of episode 4 of " Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life " which supposed to be the last words ever, has left the fans reeling. After waiting almost a decade, fans finally got to watch the show's creators, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino put their ending on the witty dramedy. (more...)
Star Wars villain resurrected in new Rogue One teaser
- November 29, 2016

In it Diego Luna is promising us that Rogue One will be an adventure in a "Galaxy far, far away". We're now in "full saturation" mode when it comes to Rogue One marketing, with some new TV spots offering more details than the earliest trailers while others lean heavily on the most recognizable iconography possible to convince stragglers that they should get excited about this movie. (more...)
'Moana' cruises with $81.1M Thanksgiving weekend
- November 29, 2016

Walt Disney Co.'s animated musical film " Moana " grossed $55.5 million in its first weekend , the third-best Thanksgiving box-office debut since 1982. The movie took in a strong $81.1 million, according to Exhibitor Relations , which puts it at No. 2 all-time over the holiday weekend. With songs from " Hamilton " creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, " Moana " outperformed three other new releases in US and Canadian theaters, ComScore Inc. (more...)
Nintendo Attractions Coming To Universal Studios Orlando And Hollywood
- November 29, 2016

The three individual parks will announce what will be coming to their own areas in the near future. On its blog, Universal said the lands "will be expansive, immersive and interactive". "We are constantly amazed how the park developers are bringing the essence of our games to life in the real world". "Together we are building it with an eye for what guests will actually experience". (more...)
Kanye West spends Thanksgiving in hospital
- November 26, 2016

But here's the thing: It's November 21 and we need her back now. The lawyer famous for his role in the OJ Simpson trial, who died of esophageal cancer in 2003, is to be honored at the Angel Ball, which is being held at the Wall Street branch of upscale restaurant, Cipriani. (more...)
Donald Trump Selects Donald McGahn as White House Counsel Donald Trump Selects Donald McGahn as White House Counsel
- November 26, 2016

Signaling a U-turn toward Iran, President-elect Donald Trump Friday brought a scholar onto his team who wants to stir up discontent in Iran, and who says she is joining a team of "grownups" on national security issues. Joe Lieberman and Robert C. "Bud" McFarlane, President Ronald Reagan's former National Security Adviser. She has never herself held elected office, but in 2006 was defeated in a bid to seek the Republican nomination to challenge then NY senator Hillary Clinton s successful ... (more...)
WWE Rumors: Goldberg Joins 'Royal Rumble' 2017 Match Favorites With Odds Boost
- November 25, 2016

The last time he competed in a match in WWE was at Wrestlemania XX, in which he had defeated Brock Lesnar. Everyone assumed that Brock Lesnar would run through Goldberg, like he had with everyone else that has stood in his way. If this is indeed the 49-year-old Goldberg's final match, as he has suggested, you have to wonder now what comes of Lesnar's character. Brock Lesnar and Goldberg will enter the WWE Royal Rumble and are expected to face each other in a Survivor Series ... (more...)
The 7 Things to Be Thankful For as a Couple This Thanksgiving The 7 Things to Be Thankful For as a Couple This Thanksgiving
- November 25, 2016

No matter how bad your situation is, if you are alive and breathing, you have a reason to be thankful . Could be that person who wants to set you up with someone who is "perfect for you?" "But with you there is forgiveness so that with reverence we serve you". (more...)
Disney Releases Trailer For 'Cars 3' And It's Very Different Disney Releases Trailer For 'Cars 3' And It's Very Different
- November 25, 2016

The new Cars film is slated to arrive in Summer 2017 and the trailer looks promising. This 49-second trailer features Lightning McQueen, an anthropomorphic race auto that returns to the race track with a new generation of racers and aims to prove that he is still the best race vehicle in the world. (more...)
Prince Harry Begins Whirlwind Caribbean Tour
- November 24, 2016

Prince Harry is greeted by Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne. " Prince Harry is anxious about Ms Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her". Everyone at this party does. Harry spent the final day of his visit to Antigua touring its sister island of Barbuda where he holidayed in April 1997 with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, a few months before she was killed in a Paris auto crash. (more...)
'Gilmore Girls' 'Gilmore Girls' "Epic" Final Four Words: Cast Shares Their Predictions
- November 24, 2016

She said: "I think it's both". (This dreamy "what if?" scenario neglects that many show endings tend to be weaker than their beginnings or middles.) They've gained mythical status, thanks in part to their mystery: Sherman-Palladino has not even confirmed who utters the final words, though many fans have assumed either Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) or her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) will do the honors. (more...)
Michelle Yeoh the star of the new Star Trek? Michelle Yeoh the star of the new Star Trek?
- November 24, 2016

That's what Nicholas Meyer, a producer and writer on Discovery , told ComingSoon .net in a recent interview. Yeoh's CV includes Crouching Tiger, Hiden Dragon (and its recent sequel, Sword Of Destiny ), Marco Polo, Tomorrow Never Dies , Babylon A.D., Sunshine , The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor , Memoirs Of A Geisha and Strike Back . (more...)