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Ryan Reynolds thanks wife Blake Lively after Hollywood Walk of Fame honour Ryan Reynolds thanks wife Blake Lively after Hollywood Walk of Fame honour
- December 18, 2016

Blake Lively has posted a super sweet note for her husband Ryan Reynolds sharing how proud she is over his Hollywood Walk of Fame honor! Her trademark blonde tresses cascaded around Blake's gorgeous face in pretty tousled waves, but her preened style didn't stop the beauty from being a hands-on mother as she held her newborn and kept a close eye on a very energetic James. (more...)
See the new trailer for WWII rescue epic 'Dunkirk,' out this summer
- December 18, 2016

Which means when you see the new trailer featuring TONS of Harry's ~acting~, you are going to lose your mind. Spotted in the trailer are regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, while last year's Oscar victor Mark Rylance and Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh join the team. (more...)
Chris Pratt reveals injuries from Passengers set
- December 17, 2016

Faris, looking like a true princess in a stunning lavender lace Reem Acra gown with a crystal-accented neckline, was all smiles while showing it off as she and Pratt posed for photographers. Faris teamed her new ring with a romantic tulle dress featuring a crystal-accented halter neckline and a chic, side-slicked ponytail. "It was an awesome opportunity to be part of an unbelievable story to make a movie unlike anything I've ever done before", Pratt said. (more...)
Indian economy well cushioned to absorb Fed rate hike impact - adviser Indian economy well cushioned to absorb Fed rate hike impact - adviser
- December 17, 2016

England's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 0.25%, as economists had expected. The accelerated expected pace of hikes was a shock to markets, though the December rate was hike wasn't. But rates on some other loans - notably credit cards, home equity loans and adjustable-rate mortgages - will likely rise soon, though only modestly. "They've already priced in this U.S. (more...)
National Geographic Features Transgender Kid on the Cover National Geographic Features Transgender Kid on the Cover
- December 17, 2016

National Geographic's "Gender Revolution" issue coincides with a documentary featuring Katie Couric that airs in February. The new issue will be available on newsstands on December 27 and online in its entirety here on January 3. "People often ask me if I always knew I was transgender", Shon told us. Showing the "everyday" aspects of being transgender (or any gender, or no gender) is exactly what the magazine wanted to do. (more...)
America's Got Talent star Jackie Evancho to sing for Donald Trump America's Got Talent star Jackie Evancho to sing for Donald Trump
- December 16, 2016

It's going to be awesome", Evancho said on the "Today" show on Wednesday. The inaugural committee has said it has "world-class talent" offering their services for the ceremony, but Evancho is the first celebrity to be announced. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and rapper Kanye West have also been rumoured. The " America's Got Talent " runner-up performed for Prez Obama twice. (more...)
United Nations Drops Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador Amid Controversy
- December 16, 2016

Of all these, Wonder Woman always seemed the most fitting appointment . A United Nations spokesman confirmed to Reuters that the empowerment campaign will end this Friday, though he did not provide a reason for the decision. 5 to "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls". Ms Simmons said the release next year of a special-edition Wonder Woman comic book on the empowerment of women and girls, announced in October, was still planned. (more...)
Yahoo reveals yet another billion-user breach Yahoo reveals yet another billion-user breach
- December 15, 2016

Yahoo Inc said on Wednesday that it has identified a new breach that occurred in August 2013 and involved data associated with more than one billion user accounts, double the number affected in a different breach disclosed in September. Yahoo also announced today that its proprietary code had been accessed by a hacker, who used the code to forge cookies that could be used to access accounts without a password. (more...)
Will Anne Hathaway's Catwoman Return For Gotham City Sirens?
- December 15, 2016

Gotham City Sirens will be directed and produced by David Ayer, the same one behind the camera for the Suicide Squad . Ayer's latest stroll into the DC cinematic world, this year's " Suicide Squad ", was bashed by critics for a convoluted plot and poor characterization (although Robbie's performance was lauded). (more...)
Watch the Intense Trailer for Telltale's Batman Series Season 1 Finale Watch the Intense Trailer for Telltale's Batman Series Season 1 Finale
- December 13, 2016

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premieres with a powerful two-parter on December 20 , 2016. Telltale has also released a performance patch for BATMAN - The Telltale Series on Steam , updating the game to support a wider range of PC configurations and address some of the concerns we heard when the game launched earlier this year. (more...)
'Suits' star Patrick J. Adams marries fiancee Troian Bellisario 'Suits' star Patrick J. Adams marries fiancee Troian Bellisario
- December 13, 2016

Star Trek actor Zachary shared a picture from the special day and wrote that he was moved by Patrick and Troian's relationship. Meghan Markle heads to afternoon yoga in Toronto, Canada on December 10, 2016. Now that she is dating Prince Harry, her social status and popularity has grown immensely. Once sealed their union, Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. (more...)
Watch! Bryan Cranston Comes To 'SNL' As Walter White Watch! Bryan Cranston Comes To 'SNL' As Walter White
- December 13, 2016

Seem like a conflict? The sketch made fun of Donald Trump's transition picks by having White pose as the new head of the DEA. Asked if he knows anything about the DEA, Bryanston - who played the high school teacher-turned-meth manufacturer - replied: " Trust me. (more...)
Winter Storm Warning issued for southeast MI through 4 a.m. Monday Winter Storm Warning issued for southeast MI through 4 a.m. Monday
- December 12, 2016

Visibility was expected to be poor - at times falling below a quarter-mile. The weather service says that travel will be unsafe because of reduced visibilities of less than a mile. This, combined with strong winds will make Sunday night and Monday a travel nightmare, and create the potential for unsafe exposure for those spending more than a few minutes outdoors. (more...)
Taylor Swift Tops iTunes Charts Yet Again: 'That Escalated Quickly' Taylor Swift Tops iTunes Charts Yet Again: 'That Escalated Quickly'
- December 12, 2016

It's a surprising step from an artist who doesn't exactly make anyone's idea of mood music and who generally prefers to keep her image on the squeakier side of clean. I've never had something come out that quick'. The single has been posted on iTunes and Apple Music but is now not available on other streaming or download services. (more...)
Judge Reinhold Arrested After Airport Incident With TSA
- December 12, 2016

Reinhold was allegedly "antagonistic" to police officers when they arrived and they arrested him, the paper said. Actor Judge Reinhold was arrested Thursday after refusing to submit to a security check at Dallas Love Field, police said. (more...)
Santos will Travel to Norway to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Santos will Travel to Norway to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
- December 11, 2016

Several victims of the conflict attended the prize ceremony, including Ingrid Betancourt, who was held hostage by FARC for six years, and Leyner Palacios, who lost 32 relatives including his parents and three brothers in a FARC mortar attack. (more...)
Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice' Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice'
- December 11, 2016

It is not clear if Trump will be paid for his work on the series. Variety believes that Trump is expected to make a five-figure sum per episode during the show's return, but Trump has said that he will not be involved in the show during its return in any capacity. (more...)
Sensex Adds More Gains, Up 109 Points In Early Session
- December 11, 2016

The Patel-led six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), which in its first policy meet had cut interest rate by 0.25 percent in October, this time belied expectations to keep the benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6.25 percent unanimously. Most Asian markets remained firm, with Japan's Nikkei rising 1.23 per cent and Shanghai Composite Index up 0.54 per cent. Frankfurt's DAX 30 added 1.75% and Paris CAC gained 0.87% while London's FTSE was up 0.42%. (more...)
Trial to begin of United States man who killed black churchgoers
- December 10, 2016

Then she saw Roof with a weapon, and screamed, "he has a gun". All other witnesses must stay out until they testify. Sanders told jurors about the horror of seeing her son and her aunt shot to death and sheltering with her granddaughter beneath a table. (more...)
Apple Negotiating With Hollywood To Get Movies Earlier On iTunes
- December 10, 2016

A deal like this could also boost Apple TV pickup, finally giving consumers a really good reason to choose it over Google's Chromecast. Theaters have been given a 90-day window of exclusivity from studios before they sell their movies online or issue them on DVDs. (more...)
Judge refuses Brad Pitt's request to seal custody filings
- December 10, 2016

The " Maleficent " star was said to be concerned that Brad would seek to have un-monitored visits with the children, and Angelina is also reported to have consulted with her therapist on the matter, who said it's too early to sanction such a scenario. (more...)
Adam Eaton heading to Nationals following trade
- December 09, 2016

Harper is probably not that unnamed Nats player, but it's worth noting that not every trade that strengthens the current roster at the expense of future is embraced by current major-leaguers on the team in question. "I think the White Sox did a great job of acquiring good, potential upside players. We are very optimistic about their ceilings and their ability to force the issue and get themselves to Chicago quickly, but we're going to do that on the timeline that their performance dictates ... (more...)
Beyonce leads Grammy nominations as Drake and Rihanna trail with eight nods
- December 09, 2016

After the Grammy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning, one Instagram user noticed the Work singer liked one of their posts with a caption that shaded Queen Bey- who landed nine nominations, one more than RiRi! On her tail, Drake , Rihanna, and Kanye West gained eight nominations each. (more...)
Kim Kardashian 'wants to divorce Kanye West' Kim Kardashian 'wants to divorce Kanye West'
- December 08, 2016

American reality television personality Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kanye West is supposedly on the rocks. A source told the magazine that she isn't rushing to file papers and start the process just yet, but she is planning the next steps to make it official, waiting until she can build a case for full custody of their kids. (more...)
Good Question: Do We Like Real Or Fake Christmas Trees? Good Question: Do We Like Real Or Fake Christmas Trees?
- December 08, 2016

We select the trees in the field and prune them to have a lighter feel, which suits a lot of customers. The most traditional tree toppers are either a star or an angel, but you can now find all manner of toppers, or go down the homemade route and create an original with the whole family. (more...)
Secret of Rey's Parents Revealed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Secret of Rey's Parents Revealed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
- December 08, 2016

But assuming for a moment that she doesn't have such information... I thought a lot was answered in " The Force Awakens ". Then after the screening I went for a drink with my agent and everyone, and we were chatting away and I realized that oh, in their minds it's not answered at all! "I think curiosity is a wonderful thing", Ridley observed. (more...)
Amy Schumer to star in 'Barbie' movie Amy Schumer to star in 'Barbie' movie
- December 08, 2016

The actor will reportedly star as the film's titular character, despite her feeling that she doesn't fit in with the other perfectly proportioned dolls. The Amy Schumer Live tour would have marked the comedian's first tour of Australia and New Zealand. Amy Schumer attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (more...)
Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama
- December 06, 2016

Abe will go to Hawaii on December 26-27 for a summit with Obama, during which time he would remember the victims of the Pearl Harbor attack, his office said Monday. The US maintains numerous military bases in Japan, along with about 47,000 troops, under a security treaty that obligates it to protect the country, crucial for Tokyo given its restraints on waging war. (more...)
Lady Gaga gives show-stopping Million Reasons performance on X Factor Lady Gaga gives show-stopping Million Reasons performance on X Factor
- December 06, 2016

It was time to have her back! True to usual Gaga form, it was another visual event, as viewers watched her steadily rise up in the air on an elevated podium as she belted out the track. Naturally, the " Perfect Illusion " singer-songwriter is knee-deep in promo mode, performing the track everywhere from her Bud Light Dive Bar Tour to the stage of the 2016 American Music Awards to the runway of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. (more...)
Trump Tweets 'SNL' Is 'Unwatchable' After Sketch About His Tweets
- December 06, 2016

Mr Trump's complaint was retweeted by none other than Baldwin himself, who said he'd stop once Mr Trump released his tax returns. "Not amusing and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Before the show had even ended - and as if to prove Baldwin's point - Trump took to his preferred medium to voice his disapproval. He hasn't really been a fan of the show. (more...)
Jill Stein's party to continue to seek recount in Pennsylvania, Michigan Jill Stein's party to continue to seek recount in Pennsylvania, Michigan
- December 05, 2016

Saying it has become clear that 'the state court system is so ill-equipped to address this problem, ' the statement said 'we must seek federal court intervention'. Mr Trump's supporters had been trying to block a recount in Pennsylvania, on the grounds that there was no evidence of tampering with the voting system. (more...)
Left-Leaning Candidate Wins Austrian Presidential Vote
- December 05, 2016

The knife-edge presidential run-off was all the more dramatic for being a re-run of an election held six months ago - before Britain chose to leave the European Union and Americans elected Donald Trump as president - offering an indication of whether popular anger at the political establishment has grown. (more...)
Netflix Confirms Luke Cage is Coming Back for Season 2 Netflix Confirms Luke Cage is Coming Back for Season 2
- December 05, 2016

As the video begins, the lights are on in the shop; however, after a few seconds they lights go off and camera pans down to the corner of the window. The announcement was made with a tweet that featured a video set to the tune of the Luke Cage opening theme, sent out with Cage's own mantra, "Always forward". (more...)
As Per Usual, Disney And 'Harry Potter' Movies Top The Box Office
- December 05, 2016

The Warner Bros. film, which stars Eddie Redmayne, has earned close to $170 million. "Incarnate" centers on a scientist ( Aaron Eckhart ) who enters the mind of an 11-year-old boy to rid him of an evil spirit. Paramount's " Arrival " took third place in its fourth week, with $7.3 million. It is expected to earn just north of US$2 million from 1,737 theatres this weekend. (more...)
Weird twists emerge in killing of ex-Jets star Weird twists emerge in killing of ex-Jets star
- December 05, 2016

Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was fatally shot during an apparent road-rage incident while standing beside a man's vehicle at a suburban New Orleans intersection, authorities said Friday. McKnight, who police say was unarmed on Thursday, was a standout at USC before he was selected by the New York Jets in the 2010 NFL Draft. Col. (more...)