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Culture Oscar Awards 2017: Our Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards winners
Author: 0 Oscar Awards 2017: Our Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards winners

Meryl Streep earned her 20th career nomination for her performance as a lovably awful opera singer in Florence Foster Jenkins , Ruth Negga excelled as one-half of an interracial couple during the Civil Rights movement in Loving , and Natalie Portman shined bright as former first lady Jackie Kennedy in Jackie .

Culture Jimmy Kimmel may retire from late night show
Author: 0 Jimmy Kimmel may retire from late night show

Kimmel also admitted getting a fee of $15,000 to host the 89 Academy Awards. Jimmy Kimmel is contemplating retirement following the expiration of his 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' contract in 2019. "Possibly", Kimmel says. "I'm not saying that to be coy". "If there's something that excites me creatively, it doesn't necessarily mean something in show business", he said.

Author: 0 Katy Perry & Skip Marley Drop Fun Video For "Chained To The Rhythm"

More or less explicit, the message is the same as its song: we all live to the rhythm of the consumer society, repeating our daily actions, the same routine, without asking ourselves questions "chained". They woke up, they woke up the lions'. Many people on Twitter were quick to notice the resemblance to the two world leaders. Perry's politically themed performance at the Grammy Awards in February 2017.

Culture South African court cancels withdrawal from ICC
Author: 0 South African court cancels withdrawal from ICC

The ICC hit out at the South African government for failing to arrest Al-Bashir during the African Union summit in 2015, despite the arrest warrant issued for his arrest by the ICC for crime against humanity. The Government further has the option of taking the judgment on appeal, which will have the effect of temporarily suspending the order. The ICC has had to fight off allegations of pursuing a neo-colonial agenda in Africa, where most of its investigations have been based.

Author: 0 Saskatoon man featured in joke on the Tonight Show

He spoke passionately about his life at Australia Zoo, prompting Fallon to quip: "It's so cool to see you like this - you're your dad!" "It's really nice to be able to follow his footsteps". After that came the armadillo, which apparently looked like President Donald Trump's toupee to Fallon and then a boa constrictor was shown. Indeed, Steve Irwin himself made several appearances on The Tonight Show back when it was hosted by Jay Leno, before sadly passing away in 2006 after a fatal ...

Culture Justin Bieber Under Investigation for Allegedly Punching Man in Cleveland
Author: 0 Justin Bieber Under Investigation for Allegedly Punching Man in Cleveland

When Justin asked that he delete the video , and the man refused, Justin allegedly became aggressive and headbutted the victim. Lawyers flew from Nashville to Los Angeles to make things easier for Bieber, but after he rubbed it in their faces that he bailed on the deposition, they are now requesting he fly to Tennessee to continue the case.

Author: 0 'Fist Fight' Doesn't Pack Enough Punch

Charlie definitely gets pushed to his limits, as does everyone we have seen on the show, and it makes for quite a hilarious clip. Stay tuned for much more from Charlie Day and be sure to check him out when Fist Fight hits theaters this Friday, February 17th.

Author: 0 Melania Trump re-files $150mn lawsuit against Daily Mail for reputational damage

She is seeking $150 million in compensatory and punitive damages for the loss of products apparel, accessories, jewelry, hair care, cosmetics, and fragrance. Melania Trump has been the first lady for several weeks but little has been said about what she intends to do with her role. "As a result of defendant's publication of defamatory statements about plaintiff, plaintiff's brand has lost significant value, and major business opportunities that were otherwise available to her have been ...

Author: 0 Selena Gomez teases her fans by sharing new music on Instagram

AND she was seen smiling and laughing in the other clip. Selena clearly got her mother's genes, and her beau looks coincidentally like her father. A social media blackout enabled the " Revival " star to get into a more positive headspace and she's now in a relationship with one of the biggest artists in the industry, The Weeknd.

Author: 0 Alicia Vikander Transforms Into Lara Croft In First 'Tomb Raider' Set Images

The actress already has an Oscar for her performance in "The Danish Girl", so she'll be after different, more ancient hardware in the upcoming " Tomb Raider " film. Today adds an extra dose of optimism with a series of photos from the set, which offer our first look at Vikander in costume as the iconic video game hero.

Author: 0 African American Read-In to celebrate black literature

Which is not how you talk about somebody who is dead, or really , someone you know much about. Raise your hand if you sincerely believe Trump knows who Frederick Douglass is, and realizes the legendary abolitionist died 122 years ago. Commemorating the start of this annual observance, our nation's new president, former TV show host Donald Trump, remarked on the "tremendous history" of African American people and their great "sacrifice" to this country.

Author: 0 Frank Pellegrino Sr. Dies: 'Sopranos' & 'Goodfellas' Actor Was 72

Some know him as the restaurateur not shy about denying diners a seat at the table, while others know him as an actor who frequents mob dramas. Frank - who also co-owned the popular Italian restaurant Rao's in East Harlem - died in New York Tuesday.

Author: 0 Arrival director Denis Villeneuve confirmed for Dune remake

What happens next is an exploration of corrupt politics, environmentalism and gender dynamics. Deadline reported that the studio is developing the project as a film franchise , with Villeneuve directing the first one (at least). While the film underperformed at the box office, it has since gained popularity as a cinematic cult classic. A decade after Jodorowsky's attempt, revered writer-director David Lynch breathed life into the story with his film Dune .

Author: 0 Questions Are Answered in 'A Dog's Purpose'

The leaked video involving a reluctant canine has likely blunted enthusiasm for "A Dog's objective", but that controversy is separate from what a odd, wildly uneven film it is. " A Dog's Purpose " is now playing in theaters. Ticket site Fandango.com reports that A Dog's objective is its top-selling movie for the upcoming weekend.

Culture Police and protesters clash in Australia Day rally
Author: 0 Police and protesters clash in Australia Day rally

Murrup Barak, head of the indigenous development institute at Melbourne University, posted his message on a staff notice board ahead of the country's national holiday tomorrow (January 26). However, if previous years are anything to go by, that day, whether you call it " Australia Day", "Survival Day", "Invasion Day", or whatever, is likely to be the source of some debate.

Author: 0 Nina Dobrev Returning for 'Vampire Diaries' Series Finale

Plec also posted Thursday a photo of The Vampire Diaries crew filming in Damon's bedroom - sans portrayer Ian Somerhalder - for the last time. The series is wrapping up soon with Episode 8.16, and as the script indicates, the ep, " I Was Feeling Epic ", is returning to its roots.

Culture Tragedy strikes the Raees train promotions
Author: 0 Tragedy strikes the Raees train promotions

Shah Rukh Khan plays a baddie in the movie and he will be seen in a negative role after a very long gap. Following the ban on Pakistani actors in India as a result of the devastating Uri attacks previous year, the actress recently let out her frustrations while speaking to a Pakistan daily, the Dawn .

Author: 0 North Korean ICBM test looking more likely, says South

That South Korean intelligence has spotted ICBMs on road-mobile launchers, thus, isn't entirely unsurprising, even though it is a deeply concerning development after North Korea's claimed thermonuclear warhead validation test in September 2016.

Culture Days Total Collection of xXx Return of Xander Cage
Author: 0 Days Total Collection of xXx Return of Xander Cage

After becoming one of the highest paid actresses of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is all set to carve her niche in the west. Vin Diesel stars in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage , and full disclosure - we hadn't even noticed Xander Cage was missing.

Author: 0 Watch Johnny Depp's Emotional Thank You Speech at People's Choice Awards

Fans of Johnny Depp, take out the handkerchiefs! Now, just weeks after the couple's divorce was finalized, Depp is onstage thanking his adoring fans for believing he didn't do it - for validating him, for reassuring him that he is still an icon in their eyes, for loving him.

Culture When SRK met Raees
Author: 0 When SRK met Raees

But, yes! It is true, Superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan will be re-creating their "Karan Arjun" magic once again on screen for director Kabir Khan's film. This video also shows us Siddiqui as the tough police officer and a verbal war between the two. Then we can see Nawaz saying 'Aaj kal din ache chal rahe hai'! "All of them have different styles and I had a great time working with them".

Culture Cubs celebrate with President Obama
Author: 0 Cubs celebrate with President Obama

But he noted that First Lady Michelle Obama has been a lifelong Cubs fan. Obama's affinity for Chicago's other Major League Baseball team, the White Sox, is well known. But even I was not insane enough to suggest that during these eight years, we would see the Cubs win the World Series. Obama noted that sports can speak to "something better in us", before ending his speech by saying that, "sometimes it's not enough to change laws, you have to change hearts".

Culture Carroll's spectacular strike helps West Ham top Palace
Author: 0 Carroll's spectacular strike helps West Ham top Palace

Although this will disappoint West Ham hugely, they cannot let his star quality get to them and must deal with it in a professional way that does not affect the other players at the club, who could be swayed by Payet's individualistic actions.

Culture The CW Renews DC Arrowverse Shows, Supernatural And More
Author: 0 The CW Renews DC Arrowverse Shows, Supernatural And More

Lastly, Supernatural returns on Thursday, Jan. 26, though it has been pushed up to 8 p.m., with the 9 p.m. timeslot now occupied by the new show Riverdale. The CW, formed from a unification of CBS and Time Warner television channels, UPN and The WB, is home to a myriad of critically-acclaimed series that have been steadily growing in popularity.

Culture How Apple's Carpool Karaoke Will Be Different From James Corden's Version
Author: 0 How Apple's Carpool Karaoke Will Be Different From James Corden's Version

A few of the pairs have been revealed, including John Legend with Alicia Keys , Seth MacFarlane with Ariana Grande , Billy Eichner with Metallica , and talk show host Michael Strahan with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon . However, despite being one of the biggest singers on the planet Ed admits he isn't keen on singing along to his own tracks. "We can only do it so many times" on Late Late Show , he said.

Culture Booking Steps For WWE Raw (Jan 2)
Author: 0 Booking Steps For WWE Raw (Jan 2)

The Jan. 23 episode takes place at The Q in Cleveland, just six days before the Royal Rumble. Jericho is on a month to month contract with the WWE and has been since the spring. As a guest on " The Kevin Owens Show ", he faced off with the host and also Chris Jericho before a real interesting possibility stepped into the ring.

Culture Brock Lesnar suspended one year by USADA after failing two drug tests
Author: 0 Brock Lesnar suspended one year by USADA after failing two drug tests

Last month the Nevada Commission announced it has suspended Brock Lesnar for one year, and now USADA has reportedly done the same. Lesnar has now been banned for a year for doping violations at the UFC 200 event. He defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision at UFC 200, but the result was overturned to a no contest by the NAC, which shared jurisdiction in the case with USADA.

Culture Hulu Scores CBS Deal to Offer Even More Content
Author: 0 Hulu Scores CBS Deal to Offer Even More Content

Perhaps just as big as the service's price, Hulu said it reached a deal with CBS for its live TV service. AT&T had the best value service with its $35-a-month DirecTV Now plan of more than 100 channels, but will increase the price to $60 later this month.

Culture Janet Jackson Had a Baby Boy
Author: 0 Janet Jackson Had a Baby Boy

Instead, the 50-year-old icon and her husband Wissam Al Mana went with the slightly less expected (and ultra sweet) "Eissa". Janet delivered a baby boy Tuesday with hubby Wissam Al Mana , and the kid's name is Eissa Al Mana . But in late November she took to Twitter to update her fans on how things were going, tweeting, "Hey you guys..." Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana confirmed in October that they were expecting.

Culture Valencia display not lost on Europe-chasing Everton boss Koeman
Author: 0 Valencia display not lost on Europe-chasing Everton boss Koeman

There was little between two teams competing to be the best of the rest in this Premier League campaign until the closing stages at Goodison Park when the introduction of Enner Valencia gave much-needed support to the commanding Lukaku. Lukaku was still to have his moment and his was the best of the lot, Baines winning a 40-60 ball on the edge of the box as Southampton tried to clear their lines, the excellent Tom Davies picking up the second ball and sliding the ball perfectly into Lukaku's ...

Culture Amazon awarded patent for flying warehouse
Author: 0 Amazon awarded patent for flying warehouse

Amazon plans to use giant flying warehouses to help its drones make deliveries, a new patent reveals. The patent was approved last week, GeekWire reported , offering insight into how Amazon intends to safeguard drone-borne packages of the future.

Culture Light snow on and off today through tonight
Author: 0 Light snow on and off today through tonight

Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday for parts of Fayette and Westmoreland counties. But there will be winds of 13 to 20 miles per hour, and gusts of 34 miles per hour. "Deep low pressure will track from the ME coast into eastern Canada today ", the National Weather Service says. Friday night will see lows dip into the low 20s, perhaps even lower in the western suburbs.

Culture Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher: 'She Was Our Princess'
Author: 0 Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher: 'She Was Our Princess'

News of Fisher's death comes after she suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on December 23. The actress and author was in "a lot of distress" during the flight to Los Angeles, according to the LA Times, and stopped breathing 10 minutes before the plane landed at LAX.

Culture Carrie Fisher's brother says actress is in stable condition
Author: 0 Carrie Fisher's brother says actress is in stable condition

Todd Fisher, Carrie's brother, told the Associated Press that his sister had been stabilized at the hospital, where she is now surrounded by her daughter, Billie Lourd, and her beloved French bulldog, Gary. Fisher says in her new memoir, " The Princess Diarist ", that she and Harrison Ford had an affair on the set of the original " Star Wars ", which hit theaters in 1977.

Culture 92 onboard Russian military plane crashing in Black Sea
Author: 0 92 onboard Russian military plane crashing in Black Sea

Russian doctor Yelizaveta Glinka, who received wide acclaim for her charity work in Ukraine and Syria, was also on board. A total of 84 passengers and eight crew were on board the plane that dropped off radars minutes after taking off. The band, founded in 1928, is the official choir and dance group for Russia's military and was named for its founder, Alexander Alexandrov. The Defense Ministry said that fragments of the Tu-154 had been found 1.5 km off the coast of Sochi at the depth of ...

Culture Gareth Edwards used archived Star Wars footage for Rogue One
Author: 0 Gareth Edwards used archived Star Wars footage for Rogue One

Would this have changed your experience of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Previously released clips of Battlefront 3 gameplay can be seen on FuZaH's YouTube channel . Only members of the REBEL ALLIANCE dare take a stand against the ruthless Imperial forces. Spencer Wilding, who hails from Rhyl, is the guest of honour at a special screening of Rogue One .

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