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Taxpayers to pay £199bn for PFI contracts into the 2040s, watchdog says

Taxpayers to pay £199bn for PFI contracts into the 2040s, watchdog says Repayment for these projects cost the taxpayer £10.3bn previous year, the report found. The school cost an estimated £24 million to build. Public Accounts Committee chair Meg Hillier accused HM Treasury of having rebranded PFI without fundamentally changing it. [Full Article...]

Tom Hardy's Rap Mixtape from 1999 Has Surfaced on the Internet

Tom Hardy's Rap Mixtape from 1999 Has Surfaced on the Internet Back in 2011, Hardy admitted to BBC Newsbeat that he actually had a record deal, saying: "I used to be with the guy who managed Leela James and Lauryn Hill, Pras, the Fugees and all that". Dubbed " Falling on Your Arse in 1999 ", the album is 18 tracks of the kind of juicy hip-hop freshness you'd totally expect to hear from two kids recording an album "in a bedroom" at the turn of the century. [Full Article...]

Disturbing news about Selena Gomez

Disturbing news about Selena Gomez When asked by her pals what was wrong, the singer and actress admitted she felt like she was losing control. "[The Harvey Weinstein allegations] actually happened right after I had started [on the movie]", she told in November. Allen's adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow , has repeatedly, despite the director vehemently denying her claims over the years. "I have a trunk full of secrets and evidence... [Full Article...]

'Heathers' Reboot: Shannen Doherty Returns In The Most Insane NSFW Trailer

'Heathers' Reboot: Shannen Doherty Returns In The Most Insane NSFW Trailer If so, you may or may not take this well, so please sit down (and keep your bleach locked up): Heathers is becoming a TV show! 'It's 2018, it's not 1988, ' said executive producer Jason Micaleff. The latter actor is playing Heather "Heath" Duke who is a gay teen and this is a significant difference to the casting in the original film. The trailer also provides a quick glimpse at Selma Blair... [Full Article...]

Judge Orders Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner Dropped From Blac Chyna Lawsuit

Judge Orders Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner Dropped From Blac Chyna Lawsuit It's no secret that Blac Chyna and the Kardashian family don't get along very well. The judge is said to have scoffed at Chyna's accusation that the Kardashians messed with her E! contract, ultimately believing that neither Kim nor Kris had any hand in the mess. [Full Article...]

Apple revamps web design for App Store

Apple revamps web design for App Store This has made the country overtake the USA and become the top second country by downloads. The app in question, which is called Wehe and was created by Northeastern University researcher David Coffnes, is designed to measure download speeds from a group of seven popular mobile-based services, including YouTube, Amazon, NBCSports, Netflix , Skype, Spotify, and Vimeo. [Full Article...]

Pharrell, Fergie, Kevin Hart among performers at NBA All-Star weekend

Pharrell, Fergie, Kevin Hart among performers at NBA All-Star weekend N.E.R.D., which also consists of Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, dropped their fifth album, " No One Ever Really Dies ", last month, featuring guest artists such as Rihanna , Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Andre 3000. The NBA's new system will allow top vote-getters from each conference (currently LeBron James and Steph Curry) to choose their teams from a pool of starters and backups. [Full Article...]

Lupita Nyong'o to inspire dark-skinned girls through children's book

Lupita Nyong'o to inspire dark-skinned girls through children's book With guidance from her mother, Sulwe takes a fantastical journey through the night's sky that helps her embrace the beauty of her skin. Lupita Nyong'o has written a children's book about embracing your natural beauty. In November a year ago, Lupita hit back at a United Kingdom magazine for allegedly lightening her skin and editing her hairstyle on their cover. That you will feel the valida... [Full Article...]

Ban On Screening 'The Post' Overturned In Lebanon

Ban On Screening 'The Post' Overturned In Lebanon Lebanon's censorship board had made the decision to ban the movie based on a "boycott Israel" list, which Spielberg appears on since he shot some scenes from the 1993 film "Schindler's List" in Jerusalem, the Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday, citing a source involved with the newspaper drama's worldwide rollout. [Full Article...]

Black Caps choose to bat in fifth ODI

Black Caps choose to bat in fifth ODI It is only the third time Pakistan have been on the wrong end of a 5-0 ODI clean sweep after they succumbed by the same margin to Australia in 2010 and the West Indies in 1988. New Zealand looked to be cruising along at 213-2 but suddenly lost five wickets for just 31 runs before Colin de Grandhomme propped up the tail with an unbeaten 29. [Full Article...]

US President Assures Mexico Will Pay for Border Wall

NAFTA is a bad joke!' Some Democrats who met with Trump aide John Kelly on Wednesday say Kelly told them there are parts of the border where a wall isn't needed and that Trump didn't know that when making campaign promises. Mr Kelly elaborated in an interview later with Fox News , saying the Republican president's views had "evolved". Trump had repeatedly promised during his campaign, and... [Full Article...]

HDFC Bank Q3 net rises 20.10% to Rs 4642.6 crore

HDFC Bank Q3 net rises 20.10% to Rs 4642.6 crore Total expenses rose 11 per cent to Rs 104.72 billion in the quarter. The growth was driven by net interest income, other income and operating profit. HCL Tech said the board of directors has declared an interim dividend of Rs 2 per share for the financial year 2017-18. [Full Article...]

I never molested my daughter: Woody Allen

I never molested my daughter: Woody Allen Dylan Farrow has given her first television interview about her claims she was molested by her adoptive father Woody Allen, insisting she is "telling the truth". Allen has claimed in the past that Farrow has been brainwashed and manipulated by her mother (and his ex), Mia Farrow-suggesting that her story is falsified and is being used as a weapon to destroy Allen and his film career. [Full Article...]

H&M Just Hired a New 'Diversity and Inclusiveness' Leader Over 'Racist' Ad

H&M Just Hired a New 'Diversity and Inclusiveness' Leader Over 'Racist' Ad The Swedish fashion giant said Annie Wu, now H&M's global manager for employee relations, will become its new global leader for diversity and inclusiveness for the H&M Group and will be based at the retailer's headquarters in Stockholm. Many were angered when Liam's mother Terry Mango defended the brand and told people to stop "crying wolf". Social media users widely condemned the company, and art... [Full Article...]

Rian Johnson explains the absence of the Knights of Ren

Rian Johnson explains the absence of the Knights of Ren Although the majority of the cast and familiar elements from " The Force Awakens " return for " The Last Jedi ", there was one major shift: a change in directors. Although we think we'll let him off... Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now screening in cinemas. After all, it's fair to say that no one would want an overstuffed film. [Full Article...]

Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as South cleans up snow

Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as South cleans up snow Governor Roy Cooper said two people have died in a crash caused by slippery conditions on North Carolina's main roads. As Winter Storm Inga moves northeasterly, it is already dropping snow in Pennsylvania - with Ashland seeing over 8 inches - as well as similar accumulations in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey. [Full Article...]

'Bad Boys' TV Spinoff Featuring Gabrielle Union Granted Pilot For NBC

'Bad Boys' TV Spinoff Featuring Gabrielle Union Granted Pilot For NBC Because the hit film series - which originally starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence - is getting a small screen spin-off, except this time it's going to be female-led. The project was reportedly conceived by Primary Wave Entertainment as a vehicle for client Gabrielle Union . The as-yet-untitled show is written by The Blacklist writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier. [Full Article...]

President Trump claims he could beat Oprah if she ran in 2020

President Trump claims he could beat Oprah if she ran in 2020 She really did want to say "enough already" and I think she delivered on all that in a very eloquent way. The 63-year-old Winfrey - whom Golden Globes host Seth Meyers half-jokingly quipped could be the candidate to beat President Donald Trump in 2020 - also hailed the role of the often-maligned media. [Full Article...]

Boyfriend of late Cranberries singer shares his grief: 'My heart is broken'

Boyfriend of late Cranberries singer shares his grief: 'My heart is broken' Limerick remembered Dolores over the past few days, the city and county and indeed all of Ireland shocked at the tragic news, with people queueing to sign a book of condolences at Limerick Council buildings to pay tribute to the world-famous singer who had never forgotten her roots. [Full Article...]

Samantha Bee explains how Aziz Ansari fits into the #MeToo backlash

Samantha Bee explains how Aziz Ansari fits into the #MeToo backlash A few days before the Ansari controversy erupted, some number of young women had taken to eviscerate the writer Katie Roiphe on Twitter, for a piece she was writing for Harper's Magazine, related to the movement against harassment, but still weeks away from publication. [Full Article...]


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