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My 'little girl' was stabbed, shocked mothers told neighbours after knife attack

My 'little girl' was stabbed, shocked mothers told neighbours after knife attack Mylee's father, 54-year-old Bill Billingham, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Saturday, soon after publishing a photo of his daughter on social media. Another said: "We shouldn't be writing this!" He added: "She was in shock and she couldn't say anything else". "Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death". [Full Article...]

Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' best director nomination is a huge deal

Although Meryl Streep won her 21st Oscar nomination for her role on The Post , and the film itself earned a Best Picture nomination, co-star Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg were passed over. The 2018 Best Director category is more diverse than a year ago, with Jordan Peele (" Get Out ") and Guillermo Del Toro (" The Shape of Water ") making up 40% of the field. [Full Article...]

Kate 'considering' a home birth for third child

Kate 'considering' a home birth for third child The Duchess was there to launch the pilot of a new mental health website aimed at young people . With the launch of Mentally Healthy Schools, every primary school in the United Kingdom will get free access to a website providing reliable and tested resources suitable for the classroom. [Full Article...]

Here's how the 2018 Academy Awards nominations made Oscars history

Here's how the 2018 Academy Awards nominations made Oscars history First of all, there was some post-Golden Globes course correction. Morrison, 39, studied photography and film at New York University, and afterward, moved into documentary filmmaking and, briefly, reality TV, she told ARRI . Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis will host a nominations special scheduled to begin at 5:22 a.m. that will reveal the film academy's selections for the best in filmmaking fr... [Full Article...]

Slayer To Embark On Their Final World Tour

Slayer To Embark On Their Final World Tour Other details about the tour have yet to be revealed, although the video concludes with a note that North American tour dates are soon to be announced. "I'm grateful that we've been around for 35 years; that's a really long time". Though never fully crossing over into the mainstream like Metallica , Slayer cultivated a dedicated following over their career, releasing 12 studio albums. [Full Article...]

James Franco shut out of Oscars in shock move

James Franco shut out of Oscars in shock move Tither-Kaplan was a student in Franco's acting class. Paley said she had "a lot of things" to say to the "Disaster Artist" star, but urged him to "just apologize". "I had nothing but a great time with her and I have total respect for her ". Tither-Kaplan reiterated that when she was in Franco's sex scenes course at the Studio 4 school in Los Angeles , many women felt uncomf... [Full Article...]

'Real' Rosie the Riveter dies at 96

'Real' Rosie the Riveter dies at 96 Then in 2009, she and her sister visited the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond for a "Rosie" reunion and saw the photo on display. "I knew it was actually me in the photo". Fraley died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Longview, Wash., her daughter-in-law confirmed to the Times . [Full Article...]

6 new rules to prevent Oscars envelope gaffe

6 new rules to prevent Oscars envelope gaffe So what is being done to stop the same thing from happening this year? The company who organised the envelopes, PwC, have introduced several new safeguards after PwC partner Brian Cullinan accidentally gave the awards presenters, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the wrong card, leading them to announce the victor as La La Land instead of Midnight . [Full Article...]

Elmira's Beth Phoenix top WWE Raw Moment

Elmira's Beth Phoenix top WWE Raw Moment Twitter didn't like the action from the Barclays Center all that much either. PWInsider's Mike Johnson was at the event, and according to his live tweets the only action at the venue not seen by the audience at home was a cruiserweight match and appearances by Jeff Hardy, Ric Flair and the new Intercontinental Champion The Miz . [Full Article...]

Neil Diamond says he's retiring from touring after Parkinson's diagnosis

Neil Diamond says he's retiring from touring after Parkinson's diagnosis The singer will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys this weekend. The singer said he will continue to write and record music, but cancelled the Australian leg of his tour based on his doctor's advice. He has sold over 75 million albums in his career and is known for hits like " Sweet Caroline ", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", and "Forever in Blue Je... [Full Article...]

'The Shape of Water' wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars

'The Shape of Water' wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars Nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards will be announced in a two-part ceremony Tuesday morning. Based on last weekend's Screen Actors' Guild Awards and the Golden Globes earlier this month, Three Billboards is an odds-on favorite for best picture , and its lead star, Frances McDormand , for best actress . [Full Article...]

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

Ryan Reynolds and 'Deadpool' Writers Set for 'Clue' Movie No details about this Clue movie have been released; only that film is to be based on the game's "mythology". Reynold's will develop Clue as a possible starring vehicle for the actor. 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 ... [Full Article...]

Tesco announces 1700 job cuts as it 'simplifies' its business

Tesco announces 1700 job cuts as it 'simplifies' its business As a result of these changes, Tesco says 900 new roles with broader remits will be created working across multiple sites throughout distribution, stores and fulfilment. Mr Davies added: 'Our priority now is to support affected colleagues through these changes in any way we can. The roles being cut include personnel managers in 757 large stores and seven warehouses in the United Kingdom, and co... [Full Article...]

Netflix lost $39 million after cutting ties with Kevin Spacey

Netflix lost $39 million after cutting ties with Kevin Spacey Spacey's Gore Vidal biopic with Netflix was also canceled, and the company decided that month not to go forward with a second stand-up special with comedian Louis CK for similar reasons. The film had been in post-production. The company reported a revenue of $3.29 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, and gained 8.33 million new subscribers. [Full Article...]

5 dates announced for her "Piece of Me" tour

5 dates announced for her Tickets are from €69.50 and on sale from usual outlets this coming Saturday, January 27th at 9am. She now has a residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. In recent years she's been performing a residency in Las Vegas, so United Kingdom fans will be thrilled so see her back on this side of the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies He travelled the continent, performing in Accra , recording in Gaborone and touring with Paul Simon's Graceland , crossing borders as he did genres. "He uplifted the soul of our nation through his timeless music". Often described as the "father of South African jazz", Masekela was an icon of South Africa's Sophiatown , the political and cultural enclave of Johannesburg that was razed by apar... [Full Article...]

Regulator says Fox buying Sky not in public interest, suggests remedies

Regulator says Fox buying Sky not in public interest, suggests remedies The CMA explained that while its provisional findings were on the grounds of media plurality, its decision was not due to "a lack of genuine commitment to meeting broadcasting standards in the UK". The deal was referred to the CMA in September previous year for review. Media plurality is defined as "a diversity of independent views about news and current affairs is available from the media", the... [Full Article...]

Maisie Williams Will Be a Bridesmaid at Sophie Turner's Wedding!

Maisie Williams Will Be a Bridesmaid at Sophie Turner's Wedding! After the final season of " Game of Thrones ", star Maisie Williams has another major job lined up: being a bridesmaid for longtime friend and co-star Sophie Turner . In the photo, Turner rests her hand on top of Jonas, ' showing off her pear-shaped bling. She said: "It is (a long time) but I've never anxious about it because I know that people don't really want secrets and I don't think that... [Full Article...]

Large grass fire burns 200 acres in west Flower Mound

Large grass fire burns 200 acres in west Flower Mound Traffic backed up for miles on the interstate and on service and side roads as drivers tried to find alternate routes around the area impacted by the fire. Officials, however, had no immediate word on structures damaged or injuries. The fire prompted several evacuations early on. "All of our hay is now on fire", she said. [Full Article...]

Thousands gather at church to remember Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan

Thousands gather at church to remember Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan Mike and Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler, the three remaining members of The Cranberries, joined O'Riordan's mother and siblings at the funeral home last night. Her family is attractive. It has been confirmed that Limerick's Live 95FM will live broadcast Dolores O'Riordan's funeral Mass on Tuesday. "Subsequently the Met Police attended and they determined the death to be non-suspicious". [Full Article...]


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