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NBC News source says Matt Lauer will not receive a payout NBC News source says Matt Lauer will not receive a payout
- December 04, 2017

Savannah Guthrie, you'll recall, got unhappy assignment of announcing Lauer's sacking on Wednesday - though we hear he got the news Tuesday night. As previously reported , Lauer was sacked by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack late Tuesday, November 28, after a female colleague of the journalist claimed he engaged in "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace". (more...)
Star Wars Mighty Muggs: The Expressive Side of the Force Star Wars Mighty Muggs: The Expressive Side of the Force
- December 02, 2017

While the previous trailers for the film hinted at a new dynamic between Rey and Kylo Ren, they did not reveal much as to how Rey will possibly move from light to dark or if she will actually move to the dark side. "I am really , really excited to do the third thing and round it out, because ultimately, what I was signing on to was three films", she told Rolling Stone . (more...)
Iranian teenager 'undergoes 50 surgeries' to look like Angelina Jolie Iranian teenager 'undergoes 50 surgeries' to look like Angelina Jolie
- December 01, 2017

Her critics say that it is possible she didn't undergo any surgery and did her look all by herself by using makeup and prosthesis. According to Belgian media and reported by the Daily Mail , the teen claims her goal is to look like the Hollywood star, and it's seen her lose almost 40 kilograms in the process. (more...)
'Lady Bird' kicks 'Toy Story 2' to the Rotten Tomatoes curb 'Lady Bird' kicks 'Toy Story 2' to the Rotten Tomatoes curb
- November 30, 2017

According to critics, Lady Bird is a flawless movie. On Monday, though, Lady Bird set a new Rotten Tomatoes record: With 170 positive reviews ( and counting ), Lady Bird is now the most-reviewed film to hold a 100 percent rating on the site. (more...)
Jeremy Piven series canceled by CBS after 13 episodes Jeremy Piven series canceled by CBS after 13 episodes
- November 29, 2017

Those numbers aren't great, particularly the one among the age-range beloved most by advertisers. " Wisdom of the Crowd " saw Jeremy star as a man who develops an online crowd-sourcing app to create a crack team to help him find out who murdered his daughter. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein hit with sex trafficking claims, expelled from DGA Harvey Weinstein hit with sex trafficking claims, expelled from DGA
- November 29, 2017

British actor Kadian Noble , 31, has launched a suit in the United States alleging that the producer assaulted her at the Cannes film festival in 2004, after grooming her in London, under claims he was looking to cast her in a film. 'Harvey Weinstein traveled in foreign commerce, knowingly recruiting or enticing Kadian, offering her something of value, knowing that he would use this offer as a means to defraud, force or coerce her into a sexual encounter, ' reads the complaint. (more...)
Naya Rivera Arrested for Domestic Battery After Alleged Altercation Naya Rivera Arrested for Domestic Battery After Alleged Altercation
- November 28, 2017

Sgt. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office explained , "I can just say that there was enough in the video to corroborate the statement of the video and that was why the decision was made that was made". Dorsey also reportedly gave police a cell phone video that allegedly shows him being hit by Rivera. She asked for primary custody of their son, but they reconciled not long after and Naya withdrew her request for sole custody. (more...)
Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard Dies at 89 Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard Dies at 89
- November 27, 2017

After his death was announced, many Hollywood stars and directors took to social media to pay tribute to Rance Howard , including Russell Crowe, Leonard Maltin and Babylon 5 creator J. We remember the life and career of Rance Howard below. Rance Howard had been married to the late Jean Speegle Howard. They married on the tour dressed in their costumes, with the bride dressed as Snow White and the groom as a Huntsman. (more...)
Meghan Markle was officially introduced to the Queen Meghan Markle was officially introduced to the Queen
- November 25, 2017

That, combined with the fact that bookmakers have suspended betting on Harry and Markle's royal engagement, it's safe to say that it could be happening soon. A weekly overview of the chatter from Kensington Palace and beyond. In October, it was widely rumored that Prince Harry had asked his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II permission to marry Meghan-and received it, after the queen had the chance to meet Meghan over tea at Buckingham Palace. (more...)
Ranking the 2018 Hall of Fame semifinalists: Randy Moss on top Ranking the 2018 Hall of Fame semifinalists: Randy Moss on top
- November 23, 2017

Moss played for the Vikings from 1998-2004 and in 2010. This is the sixth straight year that Lynch has made it to the group of semifinalists, beginning with his first year of eligibility in 2013. "Jim's defense was designed around Dawk and his playmaking ability, " former Eagles safety Quintin Mikell, who played alongside Dawkins, said past year. (more...)
Charles Manson hospitalized, reportedly in grave condition Charles Manson hospitalized, reportedly in grave condition
- November 17, 2017

Manson, 83, was reportedly rushed to the local hospital for "various treatments", TMZ said. Manson is serving life without parole for leading his murderous "family" in slaying seven people during a two-night murder spree in 1969 Los Angeles. (more...)
Taylor Swift Throws Shots at Kanye West, Again Taylor Swift Throws Shots at Kanye West, Again
- November 13, 2017

One lyric states: "Friends don't try to trick you / Get you on the phone and mind-twist you", referring to her infamous phone call with West that was leaked by Kardashian. Taylor Swift's last full album release, 19989, sold just under 1.3 million copies in the United Sates during its 2014 release week. She additionally wrote a heartfelt letter to fans in Reputation's album booklet. (more...)
Injustice 2 DLC will add The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Injustice 2 DLC will add The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- November 12, 2017

And. yes, it appears to be all four Heroes in a Half-Shell, all playable. In the trailer, which you can see above, the Ninja Turtles interrupt a battle between Enchantress and Atom, and when Michelangelo calls dibs on fighting the "magic lady" he's told that they "fight as a team" by Leonardo. (more...)
Eminem & Beyonce Just Released a Track Together Eminem & Beyonce Just Released a Track Together
- November 11, 2017

It is presumably the lead single to his upcoming new album, Revival , his first album since 2013. According to recent reports in Billboard , Eminem has also seemingly confirmed the title of his upcoming album. It's true, Eminem is flawed and human like the rest of us, but still capable of incredible things all the same. "I don't think you should believe in me the way that you do cause I'm terrified to let you down". (more...)
Premiere for Louis CK's 'I Love You, Daddy' is canceled Premiere for Louis CK's 'I Love You, Daddy' is canceled
- November 10, 2017

And yet another woman charged that she could hear the comedian masturbating while she spoke on the phone with him during an alleged incident in 2003. The Woody Allen-esque film tells the story of a successful TV writer-producer that attempts to stop his 17-year-old daughter's growing admiration and relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker. (more...)
Kevin Spacey: Completed Film To Be Shot Again Without Sex Claim Actor Kevin Spacey: Completed Film To Be Shot Again Without Sex Claim Actor
- November 10, 2017

That move resulted after a weekend of back and forth, with Scott and Friedkin in particular incensed that the sordid allegations against Spacey might doom a film that Scott dropped everything to direct, and on which so many people worked hard and did not deserve to see the results hobbled in the marketplace because of the taint of scandal. (more...)
Apple Outbids Netflix for Aniston-Witherspoon Show on Morning TV
- November 09, 2017

Apple has been all-but-officially interested in the show since it hit the market this summer (so, reportedly, was Netflix ). The company's first announced project was the Steven Spielberg anthology series " Amazing Stories ", from the Oscar-winning director and also "Hannibal" creator Bryan Fuller. (more...)
Kevin Spacey Sexual Harassment Allegations Suspends 'House of Cards' Production Kevin Spacey Sexual Harassment Allegations Suspends 'House of Cards' Production
- November 09, 2017

Unruh's son reportedly told the actor he was over 21. In a tearful press conference , Heather Unruh said her "star-struck" son had been at a bar in Nantucket in July 2016 with the actor, who she claimed had bought him "drink after drink". (more...)
Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanon PM to resign Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanon PM to resign
- November 06, 2017

There is "no danger to the economy or pound", Khalil said. "The sudden resignation of Mr. Hariri and his statement in another country is not only surprising and regrettable but is also an indication of his playing a game designed by those who want ill for the region, and the victor of this game is not Arabic or Muslim countries but the Zionists", Qassemi said. (more...)
The Daily Show Rips Fox News for Sexual Misconduct News Hypocrisy The Daily Show Rips Fox News for Sexual Misconduct News Hypocrisy
- October 26, 2017

The settlement with Wiehl was the sixth O'Reilly or Fox made to settle harassment allegations against him, according to the Times . Mr O'Reilly leaked the letters after Ms Kelly said she sent an email to her former bosses at Fox News complaining about the behaviour of Mr O'Reilly toward women. (more...)
" "Taylor Swift gets naked for futuristic "…Ready for It" video tease
- October 25, 2017

She often writes songs about current or ex boyfriends, including Harry Styles , Joe Jonas and John Mayer . "Are you ready for it?/Baby, let the games begin/The games begin". 26). Has Taylor Swift changed her belief that she doesn't need to shed her clothes to sell records? And while we did wait quite a while for new music, this is clearly proving to be more than worth the wait. (more...)
Fox knew of Bill O'Reilly harassment settlement before renewing contract
- October 25, 2017

According to the Times , O'Reilly is accused of repeated harassment, a nonconsensual sexual relationship, and the transmission of sexually explicit material, including gay porn, to Wiehl. The New York Times first reported the previous five settlements in April, spurring outcry that ended in Mr. O'Reilly's ouster. He had been at the network for more than 20 years. (more...)
Butler involved in a crash Butler involved in a crash
- October 18, 2017

Thankfully, it appears no real damage was done with the site saying he suffered just 'cuts and bruises'. On the set of 2013, he broke some bones in his neck shooting the Olympus Has Fallen movie, and he was also trapped underwater during the Chasing Mavericks surfing drama. (more...)
Duchess of Cambridge dances with Paddington Bear Duchess of Cambridge dances with Paddington Bear
- October 18, 2017

Prince William and Duchess Kate have announced their third child is due in April 2018. The news was greeted with congratulatory messages from excited fans, including one who tweeted: "Congratulations and many blessings for good health for you all!" The fact that Kate Middleton was in attendance there and even danced around happily is very surprising considering the pregnant royal is still struggling with severe morning sickness. (more...)
Ireland Fall In World Rankings After Rugby Championship Results At The Weekend
- October 10, 2017

South Africa fired back with a try five minutes later through flanker Jean-Luc du Preez but just when you think the All Blacks are on the back foot, they create something out of nothing and score a scintillating try. New Zealand: 15 Damian McKenzie , 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith; 1 Kane Hames, 2 Dane Coles, 3 Nepo Laulala, 4 Sam Whitelock, 5 Scott Barrett, 6 Liam Squire, 7 Sam Cane, 8 Kieran Read (c). (more...)
A familiar character makes a return in the final JUSTICE LEAGUE trailer A familiar character makes a return in the final JUSTICE LEAGUE trailer
- October 09, 2017

Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016) all disappointed while this summer's Wonder Woman connected both critically and commercially. Sam Benjamin will join the likes of Ben Affleck who plays Batman , Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman ) and Game of Thrones star Jason Mamoa who plays Aquaman. (more...)
Las Vegas Gunman Booked Hotel Rooms Overlooking Other Concerts Las Vegas Gunman Booked Hotel Rooms Overlooking Other Concerts
- October 07, 2017

And, according to TMZ , the 64-year-old reserved one room for August 1, two days before the festival, and then booked a second room for August 3. On both occasions, he specifically requested a room with a view overlooking the park, and he had set a check-out date of August 6, the festival's final day. (more...)
Former Chelsea Defender Handed Seven-month Prison Sentence Former Chelsea Defender Handed Seven-month Prison Sentence
- October 07, 2017

Under Spanish law, jail terms under two years for first time offences are viewed as suspended sentences. Carvalho, who now plays alongside former Chelsea midfielder Oscar in the Chinese Super League, is viewed as one of the best defenders to grace Stamford Bridge during the Roman Abramovich era. (more...)
Myanmar makes offer to take back Rohingya refugees Myanmar makes offer to take back Rohingya refugees
- October 04, 2017

However, no timeframe for the programme has yet been put forward. Rohingya-majority Rakhine State has been emptied of half of its Muslim population over the past weeks and more people are on the move as unspeakable acts continue against the Rohingya. (more...)
King Salman Issues Royal Decree: Women Will Drive in Saudi Arabia King Salman Issues Royal Decree: Women Will Drive in Saudi Arabia
- September 27, 2017

The ban has long damaged Saudi Arabia's image overseas, where it had become a symbol of the kingdom's restrictions on women. The implementation - God willing - will be from 10/10/1439 (Islamic date in June 2018) and in accordance with rules and regulations, and the completion of the necessary steps. (more...)
Faye Resnick Has Thoughts About Kylie Jenner's Rumored Pregnancy Faye Resnick Has Thoughts About Kylie Jenner's Rumored Pregnancy
- September 26, 2017

Lena Dunham, the star of HBO's "Girls", is playing counselor after several of her friends told her they felt "triggered" by news of Kylie Jenner's pregnancy. Are they expecting a child together? Kylie and the "Goosebumps" rapper began dating in April - shortly after the reality star broke up with another rapper, Tyga , after nearly three years of on-and-off dating. (more...)
Star Trek: Discovery opening credits are unlike any you've seen Star Trek: Discovery opening credits are unlike any you've seen
- September 26, 2017

The talk show, hosted by Matt Mira, originally of the Nerdist , includes guest appearances from " Star Trek's " stars and features discussions of the episode and recaps. The other show feels like a version of Star Trek created to cater to the immediate cultural moment in all the wrong ways. Star Trek: Discovery launched across the world on Monday, and in celebration a new Klingon trailer for the series was released by Netflix . (more...)
James Corden speaks out over that Sean Spicer kiss
- September 21, 2017

It turns out, the moment was something Colbert came up with just a few days before the Emmys . "Uh... I don't think it was probably the..." The image flashed up on the screen and he joked, "These Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting". (more...)
Powerful quake hits southern Mexico Powerful quake hits southern Mexico
- September 21, 2017

The epicentre of the quake was next to Atencingo in Puebla state, some 120km (75 miles) from Mexico City , with a depth of 51km, the US Geological Survey said . "We are with you and will be there for you". Until further notice, Mexico City's airport, schools as well as the stock exchange will remain closed. (more...)
Flying Lotus scores new Blade Runner animated short Flying Lotus scores new Blade Runner animated short
- September 17, 2017

After the first film about the enigmatic antagonist of the film played by Jared Leto , this is the one dedicated to Dave Bautista , whose imposing stature will take on the role of the mysterious Sapper . Denis Villeneuve has the unenviable task of creating a sequel to Ridley Scott's beloved sci-fi classic, Blade Runner . As you can tell by its title, the anime short will serve as a prequel to the upcoming film, with the action taking place during a power outage, according to NetLab . (more...)