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'Moana' Sails to #1 at the North American Weekend Box Office
- December 04, 2016

With songs from " Hamilton " creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, " Moana " outperformed three other new releases in USA and Canadian theaters, ComScore Inc. said in an e-mailed statement Sunday. The Harry Potter spinoff leads a Hollywood re-take of the Chinese box office's top two spots, accompanied by Disney's Moana . The movie cost an estimated $150 million to produce, not including marketing expenses, according to Imdb.com. (more...)
Kanye West: 'Things are going better,' says Kardashians producer Ryan Seacrest Kanye West: 'Things are going better,' says Kardashians producer Ryan Seacrest
- December 04, 2016

Ryan opened up about Kanye while backstage at 102.7 KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball 2016 on Friday night (December 2) in Los Angeles. According to TMZ , Kanye had increasingly grown more emotional over the last few weeks and has been struggling to cope with pressures of touring, running his business, supporting wife Kim Kardashian through her trauma of being robbed at gunpoint in October and caring for his little ones. (more...)
Stan offers a sneak peek of Sherlock's highly-anticipated fourth season Stan offers a sneak peek of Sherlock's highly-anticipated fourth season
- December 03, 2016

Today Stan Australia launched an exclusive sneak peek of Sherlock's highly-anticipated fourth season, offering only 15-seconds of a scene creating hype for fans. The first episode titled "The Six Thatchers" will air January 1, 2017 on PBS Masterpiece , the same date it airs across the pond. While Sherlock said that Moriarty is definitely dead at the end of the Christmas special, this could be a sign that Moriarty will haunt him long after. (more...)
HBO, Cinemax Subscriptions Now Available Through Amazon
- December 02, 2016

And though that same trial membership isn't explicitly mentioned for Cinemax (which, like HBO , is owned by Time Warner), Amazon offer free trials with all Amazon Channels subscriptions. "For years now, Amazon has demonstrated an incomparable capability for bringing customers exactly what they want, in all the ways they want it", said Sofia Chang, executive vp worldwide digital distribution and home entertainment at HBO . (more...)
Amazon Working On An Alexa-Controlled Speaker With A Touchscreen
- December 02, 2016

The Amazon Echo is a desktop-speaker-cum-voice-assistant created by the e-commerce giant in 2014. It would become the first Alexa speaker with a display, which is expected to show useful information like weather forecasts, calendar appointments, and breaking news . (more...)
Australia: Pro-refugee protesters hold up parliament Australia: Pro-refugee protesters hold up parliament
- December 02, 2016

While reading out the improvements to security in the House of Representatives Speaker Tony Smith said there will also be additional bollards and polls installed for CCTV cameras. Earlier, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would never be convinced parliament's public galleries should be closed, despite Thursday's interruption. (more...)
'Leah Remini: Scientology' accuses church figure of statutory rape, abuse 'Leah Remini: Scientology' accuses church figure of statutory rape, abuse
- December 02, 2016

The stronger focus of the first episode is on the different kind of violence that Remini & Co. argue their church committed against its own: "destroying families in order to protect Scientology". She also went on to state that most active Scientologists are actually 2nd or 3rd generation, those who were born into it, with most of the original converts having escaped. (more...)
Kanye West to 'spend Thanksgiving in hospital' following 'breakdown'
- December 02, 2016

Kanye "is exhausted and now dealing with sleep deprivation", one anonymous insider tells People . "Kanye has had to stay strong to support Kim, and it's like he can't handle it anymore". to be by her husband's side. "I am putting my career, my life, my public well-standing at risk, when I talk to y'all like this", West said . However, the insurance company can deny coverage if Kanye had a preexisting condition that he didn't disclose at the time the policy was issued, or if his illness ... (more...)
Chrissy Teigen Goes Without Underwear, Faces Major Wardrobe Malfunction at AMAs Chrissy Teigen Goes Without Underwear, Faces Major Wardrobe Malfunction at AMAs
- December 01, 2016

She did suffer a major wardrobe malfunction when the risqué dress shifted forward for a minute, revealing an entire shot of her nether regions which was quickly caught by the paparazzi. Chrissy Teigen experienced a tiny wardrobe malfunction thanks to a lecherous LA breeze as she walked down the American Music Awards red carpet last night. (more...)
Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5 Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5
- December 01, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's chairman, Dave Archambault II, released a statement saying that the tribe is deeply disappointed by the move but it has not changed their resolve to prevent the pipeline from being built north of reservation lands. (more...)
Trump, Romney 'break bread' at Trump Hotel restaurant
- November 30, 2016

The celebrated four-star general, who left government under a cloud for sharing classified documents during an extramarital affair, is meeting with the president-elect amid infighting among Trump's advisers about who to pick for the post . (more...)
Kanye Not Doing Too Great, Is Under Constant Watch
- November 30, 2016

The singer was "increasingly becoming a powder keg of emotions" in the weeks leading up to his hospitalization last week at UCLA Medical Center . It may be good a thing Kanye West isn't being released from the hospital just yet! "It's really hard to put a label on it. (more...)
How to Watch 'Supergirl' Season 2, Episode 8 Online How to Watch 'Supergirl' Season 2, Episode 8 Online
- November 30, 2016

Apparently, he didn't even remember kissing her when he recovered, and Kara decided not to tell him. The virus is a bio weapon created by her father to kill any alien that isn't Kryptonian in case of an invasion . And, lo, many fics were written on this day. Dear reader , I would submit that there has not. As much as I love and live unrequited feelings, or unknowingly requited feelings, it's nice to see the opposite in practice once in a while. (more...)
American Music Awards Praised Rihanna and Drake's 'Work'
- November 29, 2016

It was also a poignant tribute to the late singer Prince , as the influential artist's 1984 soundtrack album for the film Purple Rain won the favorite soundtrack award at the AMAs, despite its age. She spoke of being honest and truthful, noting, "I don't wanna see your bodies on Instagram: I wanna see what's in here". The show's hosts - former " Saturday Night Live " comic Jay Pharaoh and model Gigi Hadid - also mentioned the Trump family when telling jokes: After Pharaoh impersonated ... (more...)
The Walking Dead: So Is [SPOILER] Alive or Dead? The Walking Dead: So Is [SPOILER] Alive or Dead?
- November 28, 2016

And I love that Tara's kind of sussing them out. They feel like the show, and they just fit right in. It's just that this was an hour-plus of Tara . Here viewers learn that the faction has a policy to kill strangers on site, and that Tara was only spared because she didn't kill one of their members when she had the chance. (more...)
House GOP Seems Ready to Renew Paul Ryan, Other Leaders for 2017 House GOP Seems Ready to Renew Paul Ryan, Other Leaders for 2017
- November 28, 2016

Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, another Freedom Caucus member, said " Donald Trump controls whether Paul Ryan is the next speaker or not" and said "all the signals we have" are that the president-elect wants Ryan in the job. Democrats in the House are disappointed but some say they view this new start as a chance to shift the focus away from partisan politics and back to serving their constituents. (more...)
Blac Chyna's Post-Baby Weight After Thanksgiving Will Motivate Us All Blac Chyna's Post-Baby Weight After Thanksgiving Will Motivate Us All
- November 28, 2016

In the video, Blac Chyna lip-syncs The Weeknd's Party Monster while showing off her new locks - long, Kardashian-esque extensions by @kendrasboutique. While many fans have been quick to give credit to the new mom for her recent accomplishments, others recently speculated that weight loss surgery may have played a role. (more...)
Wife of Putin's spokesman sparks outrage in Holocaust-themed ice skating routine
- November 28, 2016

The wife of President Putin's spokesman has courted controversy by performing a Holocaust-themed ice dance while dressed as a Jew in a concentration camp. Navka posted a series of photos from the performance on Instagram, prompting backlash in the comments. It'd be hard to argue that turning suffering into a ice skating routine doesn't have an even greater (perhaps much, much, much greater) diminishing effect. (more...)
Florence Henderson From "The Brady Bunch" Dies
- November 27, 2016

People close to Henderson say the TV star died to heart failure. She reflected on the time she and her on-screen siblings spent with Henderson, telling her four children they sometimes "had to share" their mother "too much" with them and the world, who fell in love with Henderson's character. (more...)
North and Saint West don't know about father's hospitalisation
- November 27, 2016

West's hospitalization comes after he canceled the remaining dates of the "Saint Pablo" tour, as well as a pattern of bizzare behavior and speeches that spoke about radio, Jay Z, voting for Donald Trump, and many more headline-worthy comments. (more...)
Trump taps K.T. McFarland as Deputy National Security Adviser Trump taps K.T. McFarland as Deputy National Security Adviser
- November 26, 2016

McFarland will be joining Trump's more controversial selection for national security adviser, retired Lt. Recent media reports singled out his links to a Philippine developer who has been appointed that nation's envoy to the USA; disclosed that Mr Trump took a break from transition planning to meet with three business partners building Trump-branded towers in India; and said that Ivanka Trump sat in on a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (more...)
Kanye Wests kids dont know about his hospitalisation
- November 26, 2016

To add to his heavy work schedule and stress, Kanye has been grieving because November 10 was the anniversary of his mother's death. Donda West died of heart disease and complications from surgery in 2007. " Kanye is trying to get better, but he has not been released yet because he and the doctors feel he needs more time to recover". Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian teamed up for a photoshoot in 032c magazine's winter issue - and let's just say they really, truly brought the ... (more...)
Cambodian Officials Unaware of Australia-US Refugee Deal
- November 24, 2016

The issue has become more pressing since April when Papua New Guinea ordered the closure of Manus, after the country's highest court ruled that hundreds of asylum seekers were being held illegally on the island by Australia . The US authorities will do their own assessment and decide who are resettled. "Any people smuggling boats that attempt to reach Australia will be intercepted and turned back", he said. (more...)
WWE 'Survivor Series' 2016 results: Match winners, reaction & highlights WWE 'Survivor Series' 2016 results: Match winners, reaction & highlights
- November 21, 2016

Likewise, over on SmackDown , Natalya (though it's not confirmed yet) taking out Nikki Bella and assuming the role of Captain will have repercussions on Tuesday nights. One thing is for certain, this match is going to be brutal. The entire reason Ambrose even came back out had nothing to do with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns and everything to do with his disdain for AJ Styles over what happened earlier in the match. (more...)
Dying girl's letter asking for her remains to be frozen
- November 20, 2016

A problem arose because due to her age, she would need both parents' permission to sign up for the process, and her father had refused, leaving her to ask the court to grant her wishes. Mr Justice Jackson had said nothing about the case could be reported while she was alive because the media coverage would distress her. "It brought her great comfort", Fleetwood said. (more...)
Downtown State College to Start Holiday Season with Tree Lighting
- November 20, 2016

Enjoy reindeer, vendors, music, crafts, and more. Add extras like lights, stand, wreath and tree food. The unique weather is changing the way a local Christmas tree farm is getting ready for the upcoming holiday season. Find out more at mvshops.com. After arriving, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will flip the switch, lighting the official Rutherford County Christmas Tree. "Under the Tree" is on view through January 2, with special holiday-themed programs this month and in December. (more...)
Metallica are back and 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct Metallica are back and 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
- November 19, 2016

Meanwhile their music is included on 15 million user playlists across the streaming site. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett admitted in an interview that will appear in the upcoming issue of Metal Hammer that he felt left out of the writing sessions for the band's new album Hardwired . (more...)
Taylor Swift is highest earner under 30 Taylor Swift is highest earner under 30
- November 18, 2016

The issue also resulted to "Work" singer Rihanna warning Taylor Swift to stay away from Drake or she will be writing songs about him until she's 100. At the time of their split, a source claimed Taylor Swift had parted ways with the actor because she felt he was being too public with their relationship. (more...)
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.2 million budget sails through City Council Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.2 million budget sails through City Council
- November 18, 2016

He says organizations such as Choose Chicago that promote the city must compete with headlines about violent crime. Seattle is another city that has pledged to do so, with Mayor Ed Murray saying, according to The New York Post , "Seattle has always been a welcoming city". (more...)
Indian actor Mallika Sherawat assaulted in France Indian actor Mallika Sherawat assaulted in France
- November 18, 2016

In the Kardashian robbery on October 3, she and her security guard had guns pointed at them and were tied up by the gang before they made off with millions worth of jewelry. Horrified Ms Sherawat and her friend were left to call the emergency services. Police have initiated a criminal investigation, with investigatives believing it to be a burglary attempt. (more...)
Minnesota officer charged in black man's killing
- November 17, 2016

Yanez was charged with two felony counts for recklessly firing his weapon. To those of you may say this incident was Philando Castile's fault, I would submit that no reasonable officer - knowing, seeing and hearing what officer Yanez did at the time - would have used deadly force under these circumstances. (more...)
The Flash: 307 Preview - The Flash: 307 Preview - "Killer Frost" Takes Control of Caitlin
- November 17, 2016

Since we've already had a very good look at the Allen family, the West family, the Ramon family, and a little bit of Wells' family (at least in Earth-2), then perhaps it's also a good time to get Caitlin in the loop. Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) inner Killer Frost has completely taken over her consciousness in the trailer for Season 3, episode 7 of "The Flash". (more...)
Adult sex website hacked in one of largest data breaches ever
- November 16, 2016

According to a report in The Guardian , adult dating and pornography site company Friend Finder Networks was hacked in October, exposing sensitive data of over 412 million customer. The site was previously hacked in May 2015 , when 3.5 million user records were exposed. The last time an adult website got hit this hard in terms of the number of subscribers affected was the case of Ashley Madison. (more...)
Eddie Redmayne: I'm the 'least cool' person on the planet
- November 16, 2016

For showtimes and tickets, visit Valdosta Cinemas . Speaking at the London premiere of JK Rowling " s latest magical tale, the actor praised the "new energy' of the Potter spin-off. Variety cites that " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them " showcases both the strength and weakness of Rowling. (Facebook/fantasticbeastsmovie)"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them " premieres on November 18. (more...)
Utah students stabbed at high school Utah students stabbed at high school
- November 16, 2016

Police say some of the victims are in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy - who stabbed himself in the neck before he was subdued with a Taser by an officer working at the school - has been arrested. All five injured students - and the suspected attacker, also a student - were taken to hospitals for treatment of their wounds. Officials said that the stabbing happened near the school's gym and Martinez and other students told reporters that they occurred inside the boy's locker room just ... (more...)