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Mary J. Blige Earns Two Oscar Nominations

Mary J. Blige Earns Two Oscar Nominations Barbra Streisand's "The Prince of Tides" (1991 ) • The directing snub for Streisand, who also produced and starred in this tear-jerking drama, prompted that year's Oscar host, Billy Crystal, to quip: "Seven nominations on the shelf, did this film direct itself?" "Beasts of No Nation", the company's film from two years ago, had a successful festival run but was completely shut out of the Academy... [Full Article...]

'Teletubbies' Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton Barnes dies at 52

'Teletubbies' Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton Barnes dies at 52 It show was rebooted in 2016, but Simon opted out from the role of Tinky Winky at this point. Speaking in 2008, Shelton said he had little inkling Teletubbies would be the success it was when he was cast as Tinky Winky . Barnes' son Henry wrote: "I lost my lovely dad on Wednesday, he was the kindest and most gentle man I knew and I love him more than anything!" According to the BBC, the o... [Full Article...]

The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Abandon This Tradition When She Gives Birth!

The Duchess Of Cambridge Will Abandon This Tradition When She Gives Birth! However, the Duchess of Cambridge could be considering something a little different for her third baby, with sources saying she's keen to have a home birth. Prince Harry will tie the knot with Meghan Markle over the summer, and today it was announced that Princess Eugenie will marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank later in the autumn. [Full Article...]

PM Modi meets President of Swiss Confederation Alain Berset

PM Modi meets President of Swiss Confederation Alain Berset Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Swiss President Alain Berset on Tuesday to discuss the bilateral relation of both countries. "By 2022 we have to produce 175 GW renewable energy in India ". "He spoke about India's economic development and the investment opportunities in the nation". Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to host dinner for global industry bosses from 18 countries in Davos . [Full Article...]

Susan Collins had senators in bipartisan meetings use talking stick

Susan Collins had senators in bipartisan meetings use talking stick Those in the room reportedly laughed off the incident, and Collins replaced the "talking stick" with a rubber ball to prevent any further damage to her office. By Monday morning, McConnell described his plan a bit differently, saying "I hope and intend" to resolve those issues by February 8. Following a three-day shutdown over partisan squabbles, Republican and Democratic legislators representin... [Full Article...]

Natalie Portman Speaks Out About Sexual Exploitation At The Women's March

Natalie Portman Speaks Out About Sexual Exploitation At The Women's March All the more reason marchers are out in full force. "I turned 12 on the set of my first film The Professional , in which I played a young girl who befriends a hitman and hopes to avenge the murder of her family". However, she said she is asking for equal treatment. This may have been the first time that the Black Swan star felt uncomfortable due to the way men treated her, but it wasn't... [Full Article...]

Women Made History With Their 2018 Oscar Nominations

Women Made History With Their 2018 Oscar Nominations Greta Gerwig has become the fifth woman ever to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar. The number of Academy Awards Mudbound's Mary J. Blige is up for - her first ever Oscar nominations . The Shape of Water actress shares the honor of most nods for an African American actress with Viola Davis. Meryl Streep , who plays Kay Graham in the The Post , is stillthe most nominated perfo... [Full Article...]

James Franco Snubbed By Oscars For 'Disaster Artist'

James Franco Snubbed By Oscars For 'Disaster Artist' But she claims the actor took advantage of her on a date. "Hey James Franco , nice #timesup pin at the #GoldenGlobes, remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn't exploitative because I signed a contract to do it?" one woman, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, tweeted the night of the Golden Globes on January 7. [Full Article...]

Daryl Hall and John Oates, Train to visit Infinite Energy Arena

Daryl Hall and John Oates, Train to visit Infinite Energy Arena Hall & Oates perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 12, 2016. "As a producer, I said let's go with all these things", said Hall. Daryl Hall and John Oates and Train will be bringing their summer tour to Pittsburgh. In 2008, they were honored with the Icon Award during Broadcast Music's 56th annual Pop Awards. And, in 2016, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Daryl Hall & John ... [Full Article...]

SNL Parodies Trump's Doctor, Who Confirms How 'Not Fat' He Is

SNL Parodies Trump's Doctor, Who Confirms How 'Not Fat' He Is But Trump, whose height and weight puts him at borderline obese , said he would be willing to reduce portions of his White House meals. In general, though, Jackson was upbeat about Trump's physical condition, prompting questions about how a septuagenarian man with such seemingly poor habits, including little apparent exercise apart from golfing (while driving in carts) and an affinity for gr... [Full Article...]

Steve Austin Involved In Hilarious Backstage Interview At WWE Raw 25

Steve Austin Involved In Hilarious Backstage Interview At WWE Raw 25 Strowman took Kane's head off with a clothesline, then ran outside and ate a clothesline from Lesnar. Previously on WWE Raw , Braun Strowman transformed himself from a superstar to a mega star . Stone Cold wasn't the only former superstar to make an appearance. With the bell rung, it was Asuka who struck last and decisively, tossing her teammates out of the ring as the Empress of Tomorrow loo... [Full Article...]

Big questions ahead of Oscar nominations

Big questions ahead of Oscar nominations But officials at PwC say they are all-but-certain there will be no repeat of the " La La Land " fiasco that marred last year's Oscars . William Dafoe ( The Florida Project ), Christopher Plummer ( All the Money in the World ), Woody Harrelson ( Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri ), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri ), Richard Jenkins ( The Shape of Water ) were sho... [Full Article...]

Ryan Reynolds And The 'Deadpool' Writers Are Taking On A 'Clue' Reboot

Ryan Reynolds And The 'Deadpool' Writers Are Taking On A 'Clue' Reboot The first project Maximum Effort will produce is a live-action film based on the Hasbro board game CLUE , along with Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro. Plus given the success of Deadpool (the highest grossing film for Fox since Avatar ), you'd have faith that Reynolds and Fox are going to do something creative with it, unlike the recent blasé Murder on the Orient Express. [Full Article...]

Oscars: How will they avoid THAT from happening again?

Oscars: How will they avoid THAT from happening again? They will sit in the show control room, have a list of all the winners and will know them by memory too. The presenters of the award mistakenly announced that the Oscar for Best Picture would be going to La La Land , when it should have gone to Moonlight. [Full Article...]

Shilpa Shinde Revealed, "Vikas Gupta Filed Criminal Case Against Her"

Shilpa Shinde Revealed, Speaking about winning Bigg Boss 11 an elated Shilpa said, "I am so thrilled that I won this, the entire experience inside the house was different, I would treat it like it's my house, I was not there just for tasks it's not Khatron Ke Khildai it's a house and working, cooking was equally important". [Full Article...]

Large crowds persist worldwide for second day of Women's March

Large crowds persist worldwide for second day of Women's March Others said they traveled to Nevada to show their support and get energized for 2018. In Austin , TX, Texas Handmaids led a women's march to the Texas State Capitol. A woman asking for her rights in Washington. Women also marched in Rome, Italy; Kampala, Uganda; Frankfurt, Germany; and Osaka, Japan, to protest sexual harassment. [Full Article...]

Neil Diamond Retires From Touring Due to Parkinson's Disease

Neil Diamond Retires From Touring Due to Parkinson's Disease In a statement on his web site, Diamond says " It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring ". The singer said that although he could no longer tour, he vowed to continue making music, and thanked fans for their ongoing support throughout his career. [Full Article...]

Who Left "Raw 25" as Intercontinental Champion?

Who Left In case you didn't know. . Now Miz is back from filming the movie and he had a title shot this week on "Monday Night Raw". The two faced off for the Championship on this week's episode of Raw, where Roman lost the title. He commented that the moment was one of the most important in WWE history, and would always be remembered. The Miz will be further down the card, but regardless of who he ... [Full Article...]

Historical moments in Bra Hugh Masekela's life

Historical moments in Bra Hugh Masekela's life According to his biography, Masekela was presented with the highest order in South Africa: The Order of Ikhamanga, and 2011 saw Masekela receive a Lifetime Achievement award at the WOMEX World Music Expo in Copenhagen. 1963 - The year his debut album Trumpet Africaine was released. Addressing "friends and media" via the statement, Masekela said he was positive about the situation. [Full Article...]

Idris Elba: There's no such thing as black James Bond

Idris Elba: There's no such thing as black James Bond He followed Pierce Brosnan , Sean Connery, Roger Moore and more in taking on the titular role. For so long there has been talk about Idris Elba playing James Bond . It could be a white woman", he explained. I think that character ... everybody would like to see something different done with it. Looks like Elba is on board for a drastic change with the character, particularly seeing a woman... [Full Article...]


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