• Camila Cabello Self-titled Album Debut At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    Camila Cabello Self-titled Album Debut At No. 1 On Billboard 200

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    Shawn's sophomore follow-up "Illuminate" sold 145,000 copies in its first week of release - earning him his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 in October 2016. Such a milestone should have been easy for someone as popular as the former Fifth Harmony powerhouse, and failure to do so was both embarrassing and a sign that the campaign behind The Hurting.
  • Le Guin, famed science fiction and fantasy writer, dies at 88

    Le Guin, famed science fiction and fantasy writer, dies at 88

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    In the book she posed questions on sexual identity, and questions what social rules, culture and inner life such a world could exude. Writer Shannon Hale lamented Le Guin's death. On Tuesday, Oregonians, authors and fans paid tribute to Le Guin. "In good company. Now here, at the end of it, I really don't want to watch American literature get sold down the river", Le Guin said in the speech.
  • Apple says delayed HomePod speaker ready to go

    Apple says delayed HomePod speaker ready to go

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    The looming question for the company, though, is whether it is too late. A year ago at World Wide Developers Conference, Apple launched its first smart speaker called the Apple HomePod . So while your shiny HomePod may work in Canada if you buy it from elsewhere, Siri will be limited to English only, until additional updates bring support for more languages.
  • Oscar nominations: The triumphs and snubs

    Oscar nominations: The triumphs and snubs

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    Gerwig is expected to be the fifth woman nominated for an Oscar for best director when the nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday. " Mudbound " also scored a nomination for cinematographer Rachel Morrison , who becomes the first female to ever be nominated in the Cinematography category.
  • List of nominees for 90th annual Academy Awards

    List of nominees for 90th annual Academy Awards

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    Joining Stevens among Oscar nominees with local ties is Ann Arbor native Laura Checkoway, whose short film "Edith+Eddie" was nominated for Best Documentary, Short Subject . But the desire to see those in the minority of actors , directors and filmmakers working in Hollywood get their just recognition is not a call for mandatory inclusion in every category.
  • Narendra Modi tells global CEOs

    Narendra Modi tells global CEOs

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    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore have poured into a Davos ballroom to hear the Indian leader's keynote speech for the World Economic Forum this year.
  • Sen. Susan Collins used a 'talking stick' during shutdown negotiations

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    On a conference call with reporters Monday, Manchin claimed partial responsibility for the deal to reopen the government with 24 others in the Senate's bipartisan Common Sense Coalition. Democratic and independent senators who relented in the standoff said they did not necessarily trust McConnell, but had faith that the bipartisan negotiators would force him to abide by his commitments.
  • 6 new rules to prevent Oscars envelope gaffe

    6 new rules to prevent Oscars envelope gaffe

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    Some of the reactions to the blunder were nearly as memorable as the announcement itself! "One of the most disappointing things to me was all the great work that had been done, not only last year but over the last 83 years, around accuracy, confidentiality integrity of that process".
  • Idris Elba: There's no such thing as black James Bond

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

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    I think that character? " James Bond 25" is now in pre-production for a 2019 release. "If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it's gone". "You just have to sign on.' I was also anxious that between Bond and X-Men, I'd never have time to do different things", he added. "Right now it's Daniel Craig, and I'm very happy with Daniel Craig, but who knows what the future will bring?" However, he does have a few ideas on who could be the next super secret spy.
  • Slayer's Final Tour Coming to Blossom in June

    Slayer's Final Tour Coming to Blossom in June

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    The promotional video now only mentions North American dates being announcement imminently, but we're sure other locations and dates will follow on from this initial announcement. The band has been touring in support of 2015's Repentless , their first album since Jeff Hanneman's passing in May of 2013. Since then, the group have teased that a thirteenth studio album could get underway soon, given that they had plenty of material left over from " Repentless ".
  • After Tinder mistake, Missouri freshman emails every Claudia on campus

    After Tinder mistake, Missouri freshman emails every Claudia on campus

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    So Moll swiped left and lost his shot - until he got an idea. So what was Hayden's solution to this? The girl, Claudia Alley shared the hilarious email to her Twitter and people couldn't contain themselves. Alley said she wasn't planning on telling her mom what happened, but she didn't have to. Unless you pay for Tinder plus, which is a costly expense as a broke college kid, accidentally swiping left on someone you meant to swipe right on happens a couple of times.
  • Huge Takeaways From Raw - Raw 25 Doesn't Disappoint

    Huge Takeaways From Raw - Raw 25 Doesn't Disappoint

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    One of the first names announced for Raw's 25th anniversary show was The Undertaker . After the cameras stopped filming at the Manhattan Center, new WWE Intercontinental Champion crowned The Miz returned to the arena and chose to rudely interrupt and cut a promo on DX and The Balor Club.
  • Priyanka Chopra to announce 2018 Oscar nominations

    Priyanka Chopra to announce 2018 Oscar nominations

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    All are possible Academy Award nominees. Actors Tiffany Haddish ( Girls Trip ) and Andy Serkis ( Lord of the Rings ) will announce all nominees for the 24 Oscar categories starting at 8:22 a.m. Three Billboards features Frances McDormand , Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell in a black comedy that has had film critics divided on it. This year, the actress will be a part of a panel that will be announcing the nominees.
  • Ryan Reynolds and 'Deadpool' Writers Set for 'Clue' Movie

    Ryan Reynolds and 'Deadpool' Writers Set for 'Clue' Movie

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    Ryan Reynolds in a promo for Deadpool (2016). The Deadpool star has signed a three-year first-look deal with the studio. Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro, will also produce alongside Maximum Effort. He's also producing and starring in " Deadpool 2 ", with David Leitch directing and a May 18 release date. Taking the storyline directly from the classic board game, it focuses on a group of strangers who are invited to a mysterious house, and have to work with the staff to solve ...
  • Britney Spears announces Dublin tour date

    Britney Spears announces Dublin tour date

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    Tickets - from €69.50 including booking and facility fees - will go on sale on Saturday, January 27th at 9.00am. She now has a residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. After kicking the tour off with the Pride show, she'll then head to Yorkshire on August 17 for an appearance at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre on August 17, before following it with shows in Manchester , Dublin , Glasgow , and London .
  • Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies

    Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies

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    Following the end of white-minority rule, he opened the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Kick-Off Concert and performed at the event's opening ceremony in Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium. Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said that "the nation has lost a one-of-a-kind musician". Masekela left South Africa in 1960, first going to London's Guildhall School of Music before proceeding to the United States, where he met up with fellow exiles such as Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu.
  • Netflix spends $53 million ridding itself of Kevin Spacey

    Netflix spends $53 million ridding itself of Kevin Spacey

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    The company's CFO, David Wells, hosted a company earnings interview Monday where Variety reports he addressed projects that were canceled " related to the societal reset around sexual harassment ". The streaming service now has 117.58 million subscribers around the globe, and earlier this year revealed it is set to spend $US8 billion ($10 billion) on TV shows and movies in 2018.
  • Here's What John Cena Would Look Like As Duke Nukem

    Here's What John Cena Would Look Like As Duke Nukem

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    Currently, the movie has no director but we could hear more details very soon. In recent years, Cena has turned his focus towards acting, starring in a range of projects that includes Daddy's Home and the Amy Schumer-led Trainwreck . Paramount Pictures is the Hollywood studio backing the movie and it's expected to be a film that will further push Cena's acting career. This news is baffling considering the Duke Nukem franchise is truly in disrepair and Duke's irreverant and ...
  • Maisie Williams Confirms She's Officially Sophie Turner's Bridesmaid

    Maisie Williams Confirms She's Officially Sophie Turner's Bridesmaid

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    Now, speaking to Radio Times , Williams, who is promoting her new movie " Early Man ", let it slip that she's already been asked to act as a bridesmaid in her wedding. The actress also let us in on a few details from Game of Thrones Season 8, and hyped up the anticipation even further. Williams added that planning for the big day has been put on hold until the final Thrones episodes had been filmed.
  • Cosby performs for first time since assault charge

    Cosby performs for first time since assault charge

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    Cosby delivered a comedy act as part of a night honoring jazz musician Tony Williams . Handing the drumsticks off to the 11-year-old son of the bass player, Cosby asked if the boy knew who he was and then told him. Cosby remains free on 10 percent of $1 million bail, pending the retrial and faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison if convicted of the charges.
  • Stand-Up Comic Attacked On Stage With His Own Mic Stand

    Stand-Up Comic Attacked On Stage With His Own Mic Stand

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    Police told TMZ four other people in the club were injured in the attack. It all started when Brown spotted an audience member who just didn't seem to be enjoying the routine. The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating after video of the assault at the Comedy House on Decker Boulevard spread via social media.
  • Large grass fire threatens home, forces evacuations in north Texas

    Large grass fire threatens home, forces evacuations in north Texas

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    We're working two other grass fires in the county right now. He said its the first fire warning issued since 2011. Both directions of I-20 and I-30 have been closed to traffic and drivers in the area are urged to use extreme caution. Kristin Watson, marketing coordinator for the Pythian Home, said the children and buildings were fine after the fire was mostly contained around 4:30 p.m.
  • Congress just set up another government shutdown deadline

    Congress just set up another government shutdown deadline

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    Senate bigs said they will return to hashing out a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , which protects almost 800,000 so-called " Dreamers " brought to the U.S.as children from deportation. The Senate, according to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), will vote in favor of a bill to reopen the government on Monday and fund it for three weeks.
  • How Close Are Senators to Ending the Government Shutdown?

    How Close Are Senators to Ending the Government Shutdown?

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    Democrats have sought to use the spending bill to win concessions, including protections for roughly 700,000 younger immigrants brought illegally to the U.S.as children. Trump had demanded that any such legislation must also include funding for his U.S. -Mexico border wall. Some Democrats are reportedly concerned that an immigration bill addressing DACA could be quashed in the House, before even reaching the Senate.
  • Bill Nelson votes to reopen the federal government without an immigration deal

    Bill Nelson votes to reopen the federal government without an immigration deal

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    The deal also exposes a growing divide between the center-left and progressive factions of the Democratic party. "The Democrats are turning down services and security for citizens in favor of services and security for noncitizens". The president otherwise remained uncharacteristically quiet, heeding the advice of senior advisers who argued that he has the upper hand over Schumer and the Democrats and that they would soon be forced to capitulate.
  • It's hard to be a man these days: William H Macy

    It's hard to be a man these days: William H Macy

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    Macy has spoken out about equal pay many times. We're not going back. Macy (L) and Felicity Huffman attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles , California. She told the panel, "It's unconscionable they would pay a woman less for the same job". Macy beat out Anthony Anderson for "Black-ish", Aziz Ansari for " Master of None ", " Curb Your Enthusiasm's " Larry David , Sean Hayes for "Will & Grace" and " GLOW's " ...
  • Women over 40 are 'powerful and viable'

    Women over 40 are 'powerful and viable'

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    Kidman spoke passionately about how great it felt to receive such a high honor "at this stage in my life. and at this time in the industry", referencing the #MeToo and Time's Up campaigns. "It's only the beginning, and I'm so proud to be part of a community that is instigating this change". "We can continue to do this but only with the support of this industry and that money and passion".
  • Minnie Mouse to be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

    Minnie Mouse to be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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    She waited 90 years and saw a trail of men and Disney princesses get there before her, but yesterday Minnie Mouse finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . The trio then paraded down a red carpet - decorated in polka dots, naturally. It is a special skill to bring joy to so many, and she does it with the effortless bat of an eyelash.
  • The Internet Remembers Heath Ledger 10 Years After His Death

    The Internet Remembers Heath Ledger 10 Years After His Death

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    His performance earned him 36 posthumous nominations. Hosts Sean Gerber , Sabina Graves , and Mark Hughes share their memories of his legendary portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight . "We hadn't got our heads around the tragedy of losing him, but at the same time, he was receiving such accolades for what he knew was his best work".
  • Woman Accuses Enzo Amore Of Sexual Assault (WARNING: Sensitive Material)

    Woman Accuses Enzo Amore Of Sexual Assault (WARNING: Sensitive Material)

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    The allegation came from a woman online claiming that Amore had raped her in October 2016. It has been confirmed by the Phoenix Police Department that a file has been claimed against Amore and the investigation remains open. He replied "Bitch I have 1million followers on Instagram...you should be begging for this dick" & then he restrained me and it happened. "If not I just want to hang out", said Philomena to Fightful.
  • Ready Player One Featurette: See the Future

    Ready Player One Featurette: See the Future

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    Spielberg is convinced Cline has seen the future, and after watching this, it seems convincing that he's right. Spielberg: "When I read Ready Player One is was the most unbelievable flashforward and flashback at the same time". It's a good time to escape, so virtual reality will be a super-drug... The person able to put together all of the clues that he's left behind for them will not only be able to find the Easter Egg, but will be given Halliday's incredible fortune.
  • Evolution theory 'unscientific', remove from syllabus: Union min

    Evolution theory 'unscientific', remove from syllabus: Union min

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    On Monday, the BJP minister said in Guwahati , "I absolutely stand by my comment that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is not scientific". More than 2000 leading scientists from all fields of science are part of the academies which includes, The Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi , The Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, and the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.
  • Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary

    Peter Jackson To Direct First World War Feature Documentary

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    He said the Imperial War Museum approached him a couple of years ago to see what could be done with their archive footage and how it could be presented in a way not done before. Some of the testimonies, in which the soldiers discuss their fears of heading into battle and how they survived life in the trenches, were recorded for The Great War, the landmark BBC documentary broadcast in 1964.
  • Incredibles 2 Debuts First Look At Some Super New Characters

    Incredibles 2 Debuts First Look At Some Super New Characters

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    Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk will lend his voice to the character of Winston Deavor , a wealthy, larger-than-life businessman who runs a world-class telecommunications company alongside his genius sister, Evelyn. However, when the division is closed, the Parrs are left to fend for themselves. EDNA "E" MODE (voice of Brad Bird ) possesses impeccable design sense, a keen understanding of cutting-edge technology and an unmatched skillset.