Arts&Culture


'Girl on the Train' steamrolls Parker's 'Birth of a Nation' 'Girl on the Train' steamrolls Parker's 'Birth of a Nation'
- October 10, 2016

Its story is based on an individual who has succumbed to melancholy and has found her solace in alcohol, seeking happiness in fantasizing about the flawless life of a couple from her former husband's neighbourhood. Still, with a budget of only $45 million, Girl should fare OK, says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. "It's hard to know, but considering the initial promise of the movie and all the positive talk about the film and its Oscar prospects, you would have ... (more...)
Kim Kardashian: Concierge Pens Open Letter After Paris Robbery
- October 10, 2016

According to French TV Station BFM TV , five men between the ages of 40 and 50 who spoke French without an accent were involved in the burglary, stealing $11.2 million worth of jewelry. "We consider Kim to be a member of the Pornhub family and want to do all that we can to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to justice". (more...)
Pope Francis names 13 new cardinals, including papal envoy to Syria
- October 10, 2016

Speaking at the end of a special Mass on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica, Francis said the 17 would be elevated at a consistory on November 19th, the eve of the close to his Holy Year of Mercy. Pope Francis looked to the American Midwest when picking his first USA cardinals. The three men Pope Francis selected are moderates and follow Francis' emphasis on mercy over rules. (more...)
Defiant Trump seizes on Clinton sex scandal before debate
- October 10, 2016

What will Trump say about Bill Clinton? Pence spent most of the debate denying and distancing himself from Trump's proposed policies, when he wasn't outright lying about them. "In fact, I took her out furniture shopping". The tweet was backed by statements from a top Trump surrogate, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (more...)
Donald Trump limps towards critical USA presidential debate against Hillary Clinton Donald Trump limps towards critical USA presidential debate against Hillary Clinton
- October 10, 2016

Governor John Kasich of OH said Trump's comments were "disgusting" and Illinois Senator Mark Kirk called for an "emergency replacement". "As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better", Ms O'Dell said. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew Quiets Campaign Ahead Of Debate
- October 10, 2016

A union official, Art Del Cueto , told the candidate that the processing of undocumented immigrants with criminal records had been slowed because immigration officers were so busy handling citizenship applications. Trump , who had owned the Miss Universe pageants, refused to back down from his comments about Machado, unleashing a predawn Twitter tirade about her. (more...)
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. again fined by NFL
- October 09, 2016

Green Bay's defense ranks 29th in the league against the pass at 307.3 yards per game. The bottom line: you have to respect kicking nets on the playing field. "I don't know what you want to call it". We talked about it a couple of games ago, 'Hey, express yourself'. Just keep in mind that my little brother is watching. (more...)
'Birth of a Nation' confronts America's racial past and present
- October 09, 2016

Some will boycott the movie, others will separate things, but whatever the case, the critic must endeavor to seriously and objectively treat the work at hand, and there's no question Parker has made one of the year's greatest films. Historically, it was cinematically ground breaking in terms of technique and suspense building in filmmaking, but it also had the disastrous effect of inspiring the re-birth of the Klu Klux Klan. (more...)
'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' filming remains on hold 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' filming remains on hold
- October 08, 2016

The ring was designed by famed jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz and was a gift from Kim's husband, Kanye West. While the extremely popular show has been suspended, it will still premiere its half season as planned on October 23. Should the show go on hiatus, it's possible that the family would remain on the air through its numerous spinoffs. Kim Kardashian's family have pulled all their appearances amid concerns about their security after her terrifying robbery in Paris . (more...)
Can the Giants beat the unbeaten Vikings?
- October 08, 2016

Bank Stadium, but they sure affected Eli Manning . After starting the season with such optimism and confidence, the Giants (2-2) now find themselves essentially in last place in the NFC East, and the road does not get any easier. Manning did not look Beckham's way until 7:48 was left in the second quarter, when Beckham made his first catch, a 9-yarder. Beckham, who had a career-low 23 yards receiving, was flagged for bumping Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes after a play along the ... (more...)
New nightmarish details emerge about Kim Kardashian West's Paris robbery New nightmarish details emerge about Kim Kardashian West's Paris robbery
- October 08, 2016

But I don't understand why she was in a hotel with no security and think like this. As of Wednesday, Kylie had only opted to share a flashback photo from her birthday vacation to Turks and Caicos, while brother Rob Kardashian had minimal Twitter activity late Tuesday night. (more...)
Bond in pan masala ad provokes social media hilarity Bond in pan masala ad provokes social media hilarity
- October 08, 2016

Well, till yesterday even we couldn't. Pierce Brosnan sent fans into a frenzy on social media when he reprised his James Bond role in a new advert for Indian breath freshener brand, Pan Bahar. This is the sanskari license to kill, of course. Pan Bahar , was established in 1936 in the northern Indian city of Kanpur. The pan masala brand has a tale of having popular Bollywood stands such as father-son duo, and Feroz Khan with Fardeen Khan, Saif Ali Khan and therefore many. (more...)
Bills defensive backs fined for altercation with Patriots Bills defensive backs fined for altercation with Patriots
- October 07, 2016

Wawrow notes that it is unclear as to whether any Patriots' players were fined for the incident and that the league releases that information every Friday. The Bills handed the Pats their first loss of the season, 16-0. Safety Robert Blanton says the National Football League fined him $21,000 and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman says he was fined $10,000. (more...)
Lady Gaga premieres new songs at Nashville club Lady Gaga premieres new songs at Nashville club
- October 06, 2016

Lady Gaga is getting a custom emoji that will appear for anyone using the hashtag #Joanne, in honor of her fifth studio album. However, it wasn't officially confirmed that she was playing the small local bar until she showed up to talk to fans around 4 p.m. (more...)
The Supreme Court Actually Talked About Kim Kardashian's Robbery
- October 06, 2016

Despite him getting flak for not being around when the raid went down, Stanulis said he does not blame Kim's current bodyguard Pascal Duvier. And don't get me started on the comments that said Kim's story of nearly getting raped was untrue and that she willingly seduced the culprits. (more...)
United Kingdom flags tougher rules on foreign workers United Kingdom flags tougher rules on foreign workers
- October 06, 2016

Rudd is also considering strengthening a test that companies have to pass before they can recruit employees from overseas. Ms Rudd, who was speaking at the Conservative Party conference, said students on "low-quality courses" would also face tougher entry rules. (more...)
Watch season 5 premiere 'Legacy' online Watch season 5 premiere 'Legacy' online
- October 06, 2016

Following the season 4 finale, a number of characters made a decision to - at least temporarily - part ways with Team Arrow . Sure, there's an energy and intensity to it that's akin to what we would see from Arrow in Seasons 1 and 2, and it's certainly hard to discover brand new ways to have Oliver battle criminals in dark warehouses again and again, especially on a CW budget. (more...)
Kim Kardashian friends come to console actress Kim Kardashian friends come to console actress
- October 04, 2016

It was really the celebrity who was targeted, with possessions that had been seen and noticed via social media, and it was these goods that the attackers targeted". There was a heavy security presence, including police, as some media stood outside. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo also addressed the incident, tweeting, "I would like to voice my support for her and to tell her she will always be welcomed in Paris". (more...)
Margot Robbie Made a Sleek First Impression on 'Saturday Night Live' Margot Robbie Made a Sleek First Impression on 'Saturday Night Live'
- October 04, 2016

The socially-conscious star wore the top during her opening monologue. Here are the high and lowlights of the season premiere. While she didn't address the topic directly in her appearance on SNL , Robbie's high-profile display of support for marriage equality in Australia is sure to raise the worldwide profile of the effort to make same-sex marriage a reality down under. (more...)
Federal government announces new measures intended to reduce housing market risk Federal government announces new measures intended to reduce housing market risk
- October 04, 2016

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that while believes the overall housing market is "sound", he wants to ensure rules that allow a capital gains tax exemption are being used fairly and only by homeowners selling a primary residence. The government also said it will begin public consultations on modifying the distribution of risk in housing finance by introducing "a modest level of lender risk sharing" for government-backed insured mortgages. (more...)
Alberta won't support Ottawa's climate change plans without a pipeline: Notley
- October 04, 2016

If a province or territory refuses to impose the carbon tax by 2018, Trudeau said Canada will do it for them. Provincial environment ministers are meeting in Montreal, this week, with federal counterpart Catherine McKenna to hash out an agreement over carbon pricing. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' Just Set Emmys Record as Most Awarded Series Ever 'Game of Thrones' Just Set Emmys Record as Most Awarded Series Ever
- October 04, 2016

The award went to Dame Maggie Smith, for her performance as the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley in the final series of Downton Abbey . "Did you win?" Damon asked. "Everyone worked really hard to make it about something deeper, more serious and more modern". John Oliver was a victor for his weekly comedic news commentary program " Last Week Tonight ", giving HBO its first Emmy in the variety talk series category since "Tracey Takes On." was honored in 1997. (more...)
Donald Trump: Presidential nominee was sexist on The Apprentice
- October 04, 2016

The article quotes 2005 victor Randal Pinkett as saying that Trump liked "gawking" at the female contestants and saying "something to the effect of 'I'd like to hit that'". Over the course of Republican nominee Donald Trump's long campaign, more and more unsettling reports have surfaced regarding his treatment of women - there's the news that he harassed former Miss Universe Alicia Machado about her weight, there was the revelation he once called a breastfeeding lawyer " disgusting " ... (more...)
The 6 most surprising moments from the Emmys
- October 03, 2016

The awards continue to roll in for "The People v. O.J. Simpson" as Courtney B. Vance won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie. "Our show started out as political satire, but now it feels like a sober documentary", she said. But the British-US miniseries did scoop a directing gong, for Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier. (more...)
Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel
- October 03, 2016

Peres died early Wednesday of complications following a stroke. In every role Peres undertook - from forging Israel's defence strategy in the 1950s to running his eponymous peace foundation - he was known for his energy and enthusiasm, even recording jokey YouTube videos into his 90s. (more...)
NTSB: NJ Transit Engineer Says He Can't Remember Crash
- October 03, 2016

The cause of Thursday's crash, in which a train barreled into the Hoboken station, is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the FRA. Signs posted at an NJ Transit maintenance facility in Hoboken said there had been 10 incidents involving trains between December 2015 and this February, and that the main cause of the incidents was human error. (more...)
Drew Brees secures triumphant return to San Diego with comeback win
- October 03, 2016

We know their defense is not going to stop much, and the team I have no reason to believe any of this will change this week. On Sunday, Brees played at Qualcomm Stadium for the first time as a visitor and helped the Saints beat the Chargers, 35-34, but he actually visited the field on Saturday after arriving in San Diego. (more...)
Lady Gaga confirmed for Super Bowl LI halftime show
- October 02, 2016

This 2010 hit would ring off in H-Town, especially if - wishful thinking here - two-time halftime show alum Beyonce made a third consecutive Super Bowl appearance alongside Gaga for this performance. Knowing the Super Bowl brings out all the star power, who should join Lady Gaga on stage at Super Bowl 51? " Perfect Illusion " is out now, with Gaga's fifth studio album Joanne set for worldwide release on October 21. (more...)
'Bridget Jones's Baby' review: Renee Zellweger still v. charming
- October 01, 2016

The couple got secretly married in August 2013, just two months after the US Supreme Court passed the Marriage Equality Act. Bridget Jones was never a character that was particularly feminist, but this time out her views on motherhood and love seem positively archaic, and her decision to keep the baby she finds herself pregnant with seems to be purely based on the fact that her obviously bonkers mother seems to think she should have given in to her biological imperative by now. (more...)
Debate Commission Says Donald Trump's Mic Had 'Issues' In Debate Hall Debate Commission Says Donald Trump's Mic Had 'Issues' In Debate Hall
- October 01, 2016

Trump had complained about his microphone after he and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton faced off in Monday night's debate, which was widely viewed as a victory for Clinton. "My microphone was bad", Trump said. Trump and Clinton's performances, not surprisingly, were the subject of great debate on Monday night, with a plurality of observers declaring Clinton the victor. (more...)
BBC sells Bake Off format ahead of MIPCOM push
- October 01, 2016

Within days, judge Mary Berry announced she would be staying with the BBC out of "loyalty", with fellow judge Paul Hollywood being the only "Bake Off" star to make the move. However, Channel 4′s chief creative officer, Jay Hunt hit back - and insisted that C4 didn't poach the Bake Off from them. Speaking at the Royal Television Society conference, Mr Purnell, the former Labour Culture Secretary, initiated the row by saying there was a "chasm in regulation" between the quota requirements ... (more...)
The National Museum Of African American History And Culture Is Now Open The National Museum Of African American History And Culture Is Now Open
- September 30, 2016

This museum, Obama says, provides "context for the debates of our time". The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public on September 24. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians. "The historic significance of the newest and 19th Smithsonian museum - and its importance to all Americans - will make it an unprecedented local, national and global event unlike any other opening ... (more...)
Kimmel blames producer Mark Burnett for Trump Kimmel blames producer Mark Burnett for Trump
- September 29, 2016

The Outstanding Comedy Actor gong went to Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a transgender woman in Transparent , for the second year in a row. Yes, "Game of Thrones" has the most Emmy wins in television history. It was a hilarious segment people. Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: D.V. BeVincentis, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story". (more...)
Maggie Smith accepts Emmy award, responds to Kimmel's jokes
- September 29, 2016

Before that, she honed in on GOP contender Trump's campaign. With that said, do U think the Emmys are really dead ?? She promised to rebuild the wall between comedy and politics and "make Mexico pay for it". Of the 27 awards handed out in prime time, six apiece went to HBO and FX. In the era of Peak TV, how do you introduce the Emmy Awards? Bush sincerely asks Kimmel, "Are you nominated?" for an Emmy, to which Kimmel confirms he is, only to have Bush respond, "Wow, what's that ... (more...)
Better Call Sean: Hannity confirms Trump opposed the Iraq War Better Call Sean: Hannity confirms Trump opposed the Iraq War
- September 29, 2016

Trump desperately wants voters to believe he opposed the war from the start, but reality keeps getting in the way. "The record shows that I'm right", he said . "I would never have handled it that way". And that's because we want to know what they're going to do in the future. "That's still false." Politifact re-upped its version of the piece, as did The Washington Post , which has given the statement four Pinocchios. (more...)