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Donald Trump slams Oscars as 'lowest rated in history'; Twitter seethes

Donald Trump slams Oscars as 'lowest rated in history'; Twitter seethes This year's returning Oscar's host read Trump's tweet to his Jimmy Kimmel Live! viewers in which Trump couldn't resist the opportunity to rib Hollywood. He said, "The truth is, every year since Netflix happened, the ratings are down for every big TV event: the Super Bowl, the Grammys, the Emmys, the Golden Globes ". [Full Article...]

Actor Cynthia Nixon laying groundwork in run for governor

Actor Cynthia Nixon laying groundwork in run for governor Hyers and Katz used to be top advisors to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who employs Nixon's wife of six years, Christine Marinoni , and has enjoyed Nixon's support in the past. "Otherwise you won't last long". The duo worked on Mayor Bill de Blasio's first campaign. And in remarks after a recent Broadway show, Ms. Nixon again said she was considering a bid. [Full Article...]

Star Wars Rebels Finale Reveals Connections To Original Trilogy

Star Wars Rebels Finale Reveals Connections To Original Trilogy Does he have a backstory? He said Lucasfilm was intentionally mysterious with Snoke, adding that he had conversations with The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson about backstories for Snoke that explain where he came from. [Full Article...]

Cosby Lawyers: #MeToo Moment Makes a Fair Trial Difficult

Cosby Lawyers: #MeToo Moment Makes a Fair Trial Difficult But on Tuesday, during a key hearing in advance of Cosby's April 2 retrial on charges of sexually assaulting Constand, the comedian's attorneys signaled another prong in their strategy to undercut his accuser's credibility. O'Neill confirmed the jury selection would begin in Montgomery County as early as March 29. O'Neill said that because of the volume of evidence he must review, it was doubtfu... [Full Article...]

Mel C Pours Water On Those Spice Girls Royal Wedding Rumours

Mel C Pours Water On Those Spice Girls Royal Wedding Rumours Weeks after Spice Girls made fans excited when they announced their reunion, Melanie C has revealed that the plans are now on hold. Mel C and Emma Bunton are expected to be among the stars joining the Prince of Wales at his Prince's Trust awards. [Full Article...]

Man gets into bar brawl while holding daughter

Man gets into bar brawl while holding daughter A number of punches were thrown before the 4-year old was removed from Brown's arms. A second man in a beanie then approaches Brown and backhands him on the face. The child was thankfully unharmed. One of the suspects, Joel Michael Wilson , 31, was arrested and faces charges of first degree assault-extreme indifference, second degree assault - serious bodily injury and child abuse. [Full Article...]

Usher confirms he has split from wife of two years

Usher confirms he has split from wife of two years Usher and his wife Grace Miguel are going their separate ways! "The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward". They started dating after his divorce to first wife Tameka Foster , who they share a 10-year-old son Usher Raymond V and 9-year-old son Naviyd Ely. [Full Article...]

Netflix purchases fifth Black Mirror

Netflix purchases fifth Black Mirror Of course, when that escapism is Black Mirror , it's hard to shake the grim paranoia. Unfortunately, we don't yet know how many of those tech scenarios we'll be seeing, as the Season 5 episode count hasn't been revealed. Netflix confirmed the new run of the anthology drama, which comes from Brooker's Endemol Shine Group-owned prodco House of Tomorrow. The most recent series of the dystopian T... [Full Article...]

Trump jokes about low ratings for Oscars broadcast

Trump jokes about low ratings for Oscars broadcast President Trump tweeted on Tuesday as results of the Oscars rating went public. The Academy Awards can keep bragging rights over other awards shows. On the flip side, this year's Best Picture , The Shape of Water , has only raked in $57 million since its December 1 opening. Per AP , "The biggest Academy Awards audience on record came in 1998, when the blockbuster Titanic was nam... [Full Article...]

Overnight Ratings: 2018 Oscars Ceremony Falls From Last Year's Show

Overnight Ratings: 2018 Oscars Ceremony Falls From Last Year's Show The newest victim of Trump's latest tweeting tirade is this year's Academy Awards . The screams of joy were very loud and clear, as a whole host of film industry people (and, as Jimmy said, a few security guards) entered to give people candies and hotdogs in their swanky tuxedos and designers dresses. [Full Article...]

Revolutionary Technology Can See Around Corners 'Like Magic'

Revolutionary Technology Can See Around Corners 'Like Magic' The system could also be used to see through foliage from aerial vehicles or to give rescue teams the ability to find people blocked from view by walls and rubble. But it's hard to use NLOS imaging because it's computationally demanding to process the repeated light scans in time to produce an image quickly enough for it to be applicable in the real world. [Full Article...]

Barbie launching new doll series of "Inspiring Women"

Barbie launching new doll series of The trio of women in the collection are nothing short of Iconic-artist and feminist Frida Kahlo , pilot Amelia Earhart , and Katherine Johnson , the NASA math genius who helped get the first man on the moon. There are some new Barbies in town - just in time for International Women's Day. In addition to those three dolls, which will be available for purchase sometime this year, Mattel has ad... [Full Article...]

GO is an electric driverless ride-share vehicle by Renault

GO is an electric driverless ride-share vehicle by Renault Renault chief operating officer, Thierry Bolloré, said. "With vehicles that are more and more integrated into the surrounding environment, in cities that have become "smart" through sensors, connectivity and other innovations are created to make urban life more pleasant for people". [Full Article...]

Prosecutors Ask for 15 Years in Prison for Ex-Pharmaceutical Chief

Prosecutors Ask for 15 Years in Prison for Ex-Pharmaceutical Chief Under U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, the applicable range of sentence for Shkreli's offenses and for the loss valuation to investors is between 27 and 33 years. The judge revoked the bail and jailed him in September when he posted he would pay a $5,000 bounty to anyone who could get a lock of Hillary Clinton's hair while the prominent Democrat was on a book tour. [Full Article...]

Ava DuVernay's Unprecedented Journey to 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Ava DuVernay's Unprecedented Journey to 'A Wrinkle in Time' While young boys and men of color just saw a remarkable example of a warrior in Black Panther's T'Challa, young women of color are about to see that in Wrinkle's leading lady, Meg Murry . The crux of A Wrinkle in Time is about love. "We make movies to be appreciated and loved by everybody". It's about loving those around us, even when it hurts, because our love has power and can save them. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks European trade partners who criticized tariff plans

Trump attacks European trade partners who criticized tariff plans The EU executive said that it was preparing a package that would affect a total of $3.5 billion in United States exports including denim, bourbon, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. To that end, USA firms sold $53 billion in exports and imported $118 billion in goods to Germany a year ago, the kind of dynamic that he has often opposed. [Full Article...]

Head of Fyre Festival Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Head of Fyre Festival Pleads Guilty to Fraud District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan. McFarland's Fyre Media was a startup that in 2016 developed an app to allow concert promoters to bid digitally for artist bookings. McFarland also pleaded guilty to lying to an unnamed ticket broker to persuade him to buy $2 million for a block of advance tickets to Fyre festivals that would be staged in the future. [Full Article...]

Call Me By Your Name director confirms sequel and teases plot details

Call Me By Your Name director confirms sequel and teases plot details He also revealed details of the plot, saying that Elio ( Timothee Chalamet ) and Oliver ( Armie Hammer ) will return for a second installment - which is good news for those who were left bereft by the film's ending. "I think it's going to be a very relevant part of the story", he told THR at January 13's Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards. "I wouldn't be standing up here without the i... [Full Article...]

RuPaul apologises for controversial comments about transgender Drag Race contestants

RuPaul apologises for controversial comments about transgender Drag Race contestants Some were explicit about responding to Ru, but others spoke more generally about the importance of trans and non-binary people to the drag world. The 57-year-old Drag Race star caused uproar within the LGBT community when he made controversial comment about trans people competing on the hit show, and following the huge backlash he made a drastic U-turn, telling his followers on Twitter ... [Full Article...]

Tyler Perry Comedy Casts Tiffany Haddish

Tyler Perry Comedy Casts Tiffany Haddish She'll join Tika Sumpter ( Southside With You ) and Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass) in the cast. Haddish will play a woman who gets released from prison and re-enters her sister's life, helping her realize that she may be getting "catfished" by an online boyfriend whom she's never actually met. [Full Article...]


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