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Culture Pique agrees new long-term Barcelona contract
Author: 0 Pique agrees new long-term Barcelona contract

The club says the deal will be formalized in the coming days. He has been part of both historic Barcelona trebles (2008/09 and 2014/15) and is also a three-time FIFA Club World Cup victor. The Spain global, 30, has played 422 games for the Catalan club since rejoining from Manchester United in 2008. Pique will continue at Barcelona until 2022.

Culture O'Riordan not suspicious
Author: 0 O'Riordan not suspicious

The Irish musician , who was originally from Limerick , led the band to worldwide success in the 1990s with singles including " Linger " and " Zombie ", died suddenly, her publicist has confirmed, BBC reported on Monday. The Cranberries sold more than 40 million records over their career with some of their most popular hits including " Zombie " and " Linger ". Oof.

Culture Prince Harry, Meghan Markle bundled up for visit to a radio station
Author: 0 Prince Harry, Meghan Markle bundled up for visit to a radio station

Pubs, clubs and bars across England and Wales may stay open later on the weekend of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle if government plans are passed. Station founder Shane Carey said news of their visit had caused "massive excitement" in the area. To make you feel better, here are a bunch of pics of Meghan and Prince Harry from today.

Culture AAA Reports Gas Prices Up Five Cents
Author: 0 AAA Reports Gas Prices Up Five Cents

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $2.48, AAA found, up five cents from last week's survey and 19 cents higher than the $2.29 per gallon average this week past year. West Texas Intermediate crude settled at a four-year high above $62 a barrel last week as global supply levels tightened. The national average price for regular unleaded was $2.49, AAA said, down a half-cent over the week.

Author: 0 Trump aide Stephen Miller rips Wolff book as 'grotesque work of fiction'

Miller, a former Bannon ally, on CNN's "State of the Union" defended the president as a genius and rejected " Fire and Fury " as a work of fiction. Stephen Miller , seen here on August 2, 2017, told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that comments in a new book from former Trump aid Steve Bannon are "grotesque".

Author: 0 'Big Bang Theory' Will Likely End After Season 12, Johnny Galecki Says

Also, the show was renewed for two more seasons a year ago which means we will definitely get a 12th season . Whenever Big Bang wraps up for good, CBS still has spinoff Young Sheldon in its back pocket. For now, we'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out, but we're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be hearing "bazinga" for many more years to come.

Author: 0 Game of Thrones author lines up Irish sci-fi show

Variety reports that Nightflyers , GRRM's 1985 short story, has been picked up by the cable channel Syfy, which, in the United Kingdom at least, is home to endless Buffy re-runs and other assorted trash. Martin will executive produce Nightflyers along with Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman of Hypnotic; Buhler; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P.

Culture Justin Timberlake Maintains A Funky Groove With New Single,
Author: 0 Justin Timberlake Maintains A Funky Groove With New Single, "Filthy"

Justin Timberlake applied a special condition on his new song "Filthy": that it be played "very loud". Despite the change in aesthetic, elements of Timberlake's known sound remain, as " Filthy " shows. Take a look at the video up top and the pictures he shared and let us know what you think! As we previously mentioned , the upcoming record will also feature collaborations with the likes of the Neptunes, Chris Stapleton and Alicia Keys.

Author: 0 Bit of snow on Saturday leads to minor accumulations

Tim says if there is any water on the roads during this first week of the New Year, there would be danger of ice, but he is not expecting any precipitation. In fact, you may want to reconsider partying outside this New Year's Eve , given the biting cold and chance for snow in the forecast . The coldest air of the winter will move into the state starting on Sunday night.

Culture Court rules against OR bakers who refused to make gay wedding cake
Author: 0 Court rules against OR bakers who refused to make gay wedding cake

The Oregon Equality Act of 2007 says businesses can not discriminate or refuse service based on sexual orientation - just as they can not turn away customers due to their race, sex, disability, age, or religion. The Bowman-Cryers were married in 2014 after a federal judge struck down Oregon's same-sex marriage ban. "All of us are equal under the law and should be treated equally", the couple said.

Culture Local jobless rate remains below state average
Author: 0 Local jobless rate remains below state average

In November, there were 7,055 considered to be in the county's labor force, with 6,897 being employed and 158 people considered to be unemployed. Despite this month's blip upward, the county's unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than it was in November a year ago, when it registered 6.9 percent.

Culture Landon Collins Apologizes For Calling Giants Teammate Eli Apple 'A Cancer'
Author: 0 Landon Collins Apologizes For Calling Giants Teammate Eli Apple 'A Cancer'

They play hard. They love what they do. Heading into the predraft process in 2016, few doubted Apple's physical tools and raw talent, but there were concerns about his need for refinement, both as a player and in terms of maturity. He's dealt with a hip injury and had a reported blow-up at coaches during a critical film session. He's got a lot going on with the situation. "Just want him to know I'm always here for him".

Culture Norad's Santa tracker in full operation
Author: 0 Norad's Santa tracker in full operation

The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese. Trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to get Santa's whereabouts by calling toll-free 1-877-HI NORAD (1-877-446-6723).

Culture Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma throw classy reception, shine in traditional ensemble
Author: 0 Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma throw classy reception, shine in traditional ensemble

The Delhi reception which was held on Thursday saw the presence of cricketers Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan, apart from the couple's family members and close friends. "All I can say is thank you Anushka!" Kohli on the other hand complemented her in black textured bandhgala with silk kurta and hand embroidered pashmina shawl .

Culture North Korea begins tests to load anthrax onto ICBMs
Author: 0 North Korea begins tests to load anthrax onto ICBMs

The Director of Press of the Institute for American Studies of North Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that such accusation is another example of the U.S. The North was also thought to be among the world's largest possessors of chemical weapons, ranking third after the United States and Russian Federation, according to the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a non-profit organization aiming at protecting lives and the environment from nuclear, biological, radiological, ...

Culture United Nations chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar
Author: 0 United Nations chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar

The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar on Friday sought to up pressure on the country's government over the whereabouts of two Reuters journalists who have been held captive for days, according to reports. Reuters global communications chief Abbe Serphos said: "We are urgently seeking more information about the circumstances of their arrest and their current situation".

Culture 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Author: 0 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

The premiere came six days before the movie's general release in U.S. theaters, kicking off a run widely expected to be the most successful worldwide since 2015's " Star Wars: The Force Awakens ". OnePlus is also rolling out pop-up stores at the aforementioned nine cities, giving its fans the ability to go hands-on with the Star Wars-themed variant of the OnePlus 5T .

Culture BCCI unofficially ushers in Big Four era with new FTP
Author: 0 BCCI unofficially ushers in Big Four era with new FTP

The above proposal will be finalised at an ICC meeting in February 2019. According to details , the new FTP has also provided Indian Premier League (IPL) a bilateral free window, which means no team will be playing any bilateral cricket between April and May.

Culture Huckabee Sanders Vindicated: Bloomberg and WSJ Walk Back Deutsche Bank Subpoena Story
Author: 0 Huckabee Sanders Vindicated: Bloomberg and WSJ Walk Back Deutsche Bank Subpoena Story

President Trump owes Deutsche Bank over $300 million for real estate deals made prior to becoming president, and now Robert Mueller wants to take a closer look at Trump's accounts with the worldwide megabank. "An earlier subheadline said a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller's office requested data and documents about President Trump's accounts".

Culture John Mayer Has Been Hospitalized To Undergo An Emergency Appendectomy
Author: 0 John Mayer Has Been Hospitalized To Undergo An Emergency Appendectomy

The band's official Twitter account broke the news of Mayer's health issue early Tuesday. Dead & Company is now next scheduled to perform on Thursday at the Amway Center in Orlando , FL. A statement from a Dead & Company rep adds, "All tickets for the December 5 show will be honored for the rescheduled date". Refunds will also be available at the point of purchase.

Culture Hollywood's victims: Pamela Anderson hints women are to blame
Author: 0 Hollywood's victims: Pamela Anderson hints women are to blame

She also attempted to dismiss the controversy saying "This is not victim blaming " and referring to Weinstein as "a sexist pig and a bully". She added that "women [must be] aware of certain problems and how to spot them and fight them". Somehow I think she was expecting the backlash. Anderson also recounted an incident in 2008 when Weinstein was personally abusive to her over the phone, after she raised concerns about animal welfare on the set of Superhero Movie .

Culture Prince Harry and fiancee Markle take their first official walkabout
Author: 0 Prince Harry and fiancee Markle take their first official walkabout

They're also scheduled to meet with and talk to staff from Nottingham Academy who are involved in the Full Effect program, which prevents young people from turning to violence and crime. Kensington Palace hasn't announced any more engagements for the couple yet. The couple, who got engaged earlier this month at the cottage they share in the grounds of Kensington Palace in central London, are to be married next May in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the family home of British kings ...

Culture Actress' Lawsuit Accuses Weinstein Brothers Of Sex Trafficking
Author: 0 Actress' Lawsuit Accuses Weinstein Brothers Of Sex Trafficking

In a civil action filed in NY on Monday, she claims a violation of U.S. federal sex trafficking laws by Weinstein, his brother Bob and The Weinstein Company . Later, Weinstein used force to keep her from escaping, according to the suit. He then "forcibly pulled Kadian into the bathroom, told her "to relax while he gripped her firmly" and 'started to rub Kadian's breast and buttocks" states the complaint.

Culture 'Lady Bird' breaks Rotten Tomatoes record
Author: 0 'Lady Bird' breaks Rotten Tomatoes record

Previously, Toy Story 2 held the record with 163 reviews. With so many reviews, even a critically beloved movie is bound to come up with at least one or two dissenters (or someone like Armond White, who believes it's his job to play the contrarian).

Culture We Finally Know When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Married
Author: 0 We Finally Know When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Married

If you're a big fan of the royal family, you're going to want to mark your calendars, because we finally have wedding details for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle . A palace spokesman said Meghan would retain USA citizenship through the process of becoming a United Kingdom citizen, but it was "too early to say" if she would retain dual nationality.

Culture Harrison Ford helps rescue woman after crash
Author: 0 Harrison Ford helps rescue woman after crash

TMZ posted photos of the vehicle and Ford at the scene. On Sunday, the star reportedly helped a woman who crashed her auto on the highway. Ford, who was either leaving from or going to the Santa Paula Airport, helped the victim, authorities said.

Culture The Incredibles 2: watch the first trailer
Author: 0 The Incredibles 2: watch the first trailer

Incredible's "Yeah, baby!" works on a couple of different levels. Whilst we don't know too much about the film, this teaser will likely be enough to whet the appetites of fans before a full-length trailer is unearthed. Samuel L. Jackson voices Frozone, a new villain who hatches a brilliant and risky plot. I could probably go on at length about the virtual perfection of the superhero genre that is Brad Bird's original Incredibles film, but I'll spare you all.

Culture Gigi Hadid will not be walking in the Victorias Secret Fashion Show
Author: 0 Gigi Hadid will not be walking in the Victorias Secret Fashion Show

As previously reported, the post shared on Instagram showed the model holding up a chocolate dessert shaped like a sumo wrestler's face and imitating the face by squinting her eyes . Perry made worldwide headlines in 2015 for her seemingly-political stage look. She announced the news on Twitter Thursday as other models, including sister Bella Hadid jetted to Shanghai.

Culture Charles Manson Hospitalized, Reportedly Near Death
Author: 0 Charles Manson Hospitalized, Reportedly Near Death

As the head of the Manson Family, Manson brainwashed his followers with visions of "Helter Skelter", an apocalyptic race war that he believed was imminent, based on his interpretation of the Bible and lyrics on The Beatles' White Album. Manson has been incarcerated in various California prisons since 1971, when he was convicted of first-degree murder, despite never participating personally in his cult's violent crimes.

Culture Amid mixed reviews, Taylor Swift's Reputation witnesses strong sales
Author: 0 Amid mixed reviews, Taylor Swift's Reputation witnesses strong sales

In a review headlined " Taylor Swift is no longer America's sweetheart", Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt called " Reputation " an "oddly bifurcated creation, half obsessed with grim score settling and celebrity damage, half infatuated with a lover who takes her away from all that".

Culture Women Accuse Louis CK Of Sexual Misconduct
Author: 0 Women Accuse Louis CK Of Sexual Misconduct

Wolov told the Times . In 2003, writer, illustrator, and performer Abby Schachner spoke to C.K. on the phone, when she heard him begin to masturbate. Corry also said that she received an email from C.K.in 2015, years after the alleged incident, in which the comedian offered a "very very very late apology" for his behavior.

Culture Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in completed J. Paul Getty biopic
Author: 0 Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in completed J. Paul Getty biopic

So, basically, this was a good move for everyone, except Kevin Spacey . Scott's drastic choice to cut Spacey from the movie will put it at risk of missing its December 22 release date, thus jeopardizing its Oscar eligibility. All the Money in the World features an ensemble cast including Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg . The film follows abduction of John Paul Getty III , who was abducted in 1973 at age 16.

Author: 0 Reese Witherspoon And 'Friends' Star Jennifer Aniston Returns To Television

But Apple - armed with a $1 billion war chest for a big push into original programming - won, in part by committing to two seasons of the series, each 10 episodes, that will premiere as early as 2018. Ms. Witherspoon is coming off a major success with the HBO limited series " Big Little Lies ", for which she was a star and an executive producer. Michael Ellenberg , the former head of drama at HBO, will also be an executive producer.

Culture Ex-news reader says Spacey assaulted son
Author: 0 Ex-news reader says Spacey assaulted son

Her son was only 18 years old at the time. Representatives for Spacey did not immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment in regards to Unruh's allegations. "I don't know how much she saw", the former news anchor said. "And shame on you for using your apology to Anthony Rapp to come out as a gay man", Unruh angrily said.

Culture Saudi minister says he has 'confirmed information' on plot to kill Hariri
Author: 0 Saudi minister says he has 'confirmed information' on plot to kill Hariri

Saad Hariri was appointed prime minister in late 2016, heading a 30-member national unity cabinet that included Hezbollah after a years-long spell without a government in the country. His father, Rafik al-Hariri, was prime minister after Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war and was assassinated in a auto bombing in 2005. In Lebanon's sectarian system the president must be a Maronite Catholic, the prime minister a Sunni and the speaker of parliament a Shi'ite.

Culture Judd 'made deal to flee Weinstein advances'
Author: 0 Judd 'made deal to flee Weinstein advances'

He was extremely persistent and physically overpowering. He even pulled my tampon out. I was mortified. I was in disbelief and disgusted. "It's just who I am", she said. They met again at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 and she offered to help on his productions in NY. She said Weinstein went to the bathroom and emerged wearing only a bathrobe, asked Huett for a massage and wouldn't take no for an answer, so she complied.

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