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WWE flexes sports entertainment muscle at WrestleMania WWE flexes sports entertainment muscle at WrestleMania
- April 02, 2017

John Cena will team up with his real-life partner, Nikki Bella to take on the team of The Miz and Maryse. Cena didn't have a match at WrestleMania 32 because he was recovering from shoulder surgery, but he was victorious at the three previous WrestleManias. (more...)
Creator of rainbow flag, symbol of gay rights, dies at 65 Creator of rainbow flag, symbol of gay rights, dies at 65
- April 02, 2017

Baker died at 65 in his sleep at his NY home, said Jones, a longtime gay rights and AIDS activist. A condolence meet was organised in the Castro district of San Francisco on Friday evening. "A flag translates into everything, from tacky souvenirs to the names of organizations and the way that flags function", Mr. Baker said in an interview in 2008. (more...)
Jaguar E-type reborn - Jaguar Classic announces £285k E-type restorations Jaguar E-type reborn - Jaguar Classic announces £285k E-type restorations
- April 01, 2017

Restored E-Types will be sold by Jaguar after being given a new lease on life by the brand's Classic division. The resurrected E-Types are the third such models whipped up by JLR as part of the Reborn series, coming on the heels of Land Rover Classic's Reborn Series I and Range Rover. (more...)
GoT season 7 teaser hints long walk to the throne
- March 31, 2017

Each of them take the weight off on their respective thrones , with Cersei's being the Iron Throne. "Winter is here", based on Cersei's visible breath as she exhales while seated on the Iron Throne . Since past year, this has been one of the most talked about series and until now, fans have been expressing their excitement over the upcoming season premiere. (more...)
Joss Whedon Is Set To Direct A Standalone Batgirl Movie Joss Whedon Is Set To Direct A Standalone Batgirl Movie
- March 31, 2017

After directing The Avengers, Whedon became Marvel's guru, "their sort of consigliere" as he put it in an interview a year ago. Other DC Extended Universe Films include 2013's " Man of Steel ", last year's "Batman v Superman ", " Suicide Squad ", and the upcoming "Justice League" and "Aquaman". (more...)
Britney Spears announces new tour (& it may include United Kingdom dates!) Britney Spears announces new tour (& it may include United Kingdom dates!)
- March 31, 2017

The Grammy award-winner will be holding her concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 15-her first concert in the country. The concert set for July 3 at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv is part of Spear's summer Asian tour. Britney Spears may finally perform in New Zealand this year, nearly two decades after the release of her monumental hit '. The former teen star will be jetting off to the Philippines in June and Israel in July for special performances. (more...)
'DWTS' pro Cheryl Burke replaces Abby Lee Miller on 'Dance Moms' 'DWTS' pro Cheryl Burke replaces Abby Lee Miller on 'Dance Moms'
- March 30, 2017

The star was indicted in October 2015 on 20 counts of fraud, and pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and violating currency reporting laws in June. With her experience as a professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars for 19 seasons, Burke has the qualification to serve as the new dance instructor. (more...)
Pacers complete reunion, sign Lance Stephenson to three-year deal Pacers complete reunion, sign Lance Stephenson to three-year deal
- March 30, 2017

The first two years of the deal are guaranteed and the third year is a team option, sources said. Stephenson left the Pacers to sign with the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 offseason. They haven't put together back-to-back wins since early February. With the team struggling just to get in the playoffs after dropping two of three at home to sub-.500 opponents, facing a stretch of five straight games against teams now in the postseason - beginning tonight in Memphis - the Pacers need ... (more...)
'Serial' team's seven-episode podcast is ready for binging 'Serial' team's seven-episode podcast is ready for binging
- March 30, 2017

In returning to that compositional gambit, S-Town emerges as the latest iteration of what is shaping up to be the Serial team's broad principal legacy: how it carries to podcasting the torch of New Journalism, that blend of reportage and literary technique that remains honest to how the personal experience of the journalist is intermingled in the production of a story. (more...)
European Union chastises U.S. for undermining climate-change fight European Union chastises U.S. for undermining climate-change fight
- March 30, 2017

President Donald Trump lifting rules meant to combat climate change . The Energy Independence Executive Order suspends more than half a dozen measures enacted by his predecessor, and boosts fossil fuels. "It's embarrassing to us and our businesses on a global scale to be dismissing opportunities for new technologies, economic growth, and USA leadership". (more...)
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver Gets An Earlier Release Date
- March 29, 2017

With the upcoming action film, Elgort is given a new image that puts him slightly away from the genre he is known for, a skilled driver who suffered an accident as a kid that caused him to utilize headphones and music. According to The Verge , " Baby Driver " hoists up once again the already wonderful career of Ansel Elgort, the lead of the teen drama flick " The Fault in Our Stars ", as well as being in the "Divergent" series. (more...)
Drake Postpones Concert Due to Illness Drake Postpones Concert Due to Illness
- March 29, 2017

A statement was later posted on Mojo's Twitter page, which read: " Drake really wanted to perform tonight but unfortunately he became ill and his doctor has told him he can't perform tonight". It also didn't help that this is the third time Drake has rescheduled concerts in Amsterdam during his Boy Meets World European tour. However, the rapper hinted at his exhaustion on his new "playlist" More Life, released on 18 March. (more...)
Power Rangers director explains why romantic scene didn't make final cut Power Rangers director explains why romantic scene didn't make final cut
- March 28, 2017

In the original graphic novel, the Power Rangers encounter a unsafe new enemy, along with another character who might be friend, foe or both. That's the helmet of the Green Ranger , and while none of the marketing materials indicated that the fan favorite member of the team would make an appearance in Power Rangers , fans of the original iteration of the TV series were hoping his arrival in a sequel would be teased. (more...)
Harrison Ford Was 'Distracted' During Airport Runway Incident Harrison Ford Was 'Distracted' During Airport Runway Incident
- March 26, 2017

Mr Ford told the traffic controller he had been distracted by another airliner "which was in movement", as well as by "big turbulence" from a landing plane. The pilot is assured the FAA is looking into the incident and that the Husky was not cleared to land on the taxiway. The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the mishap. (more...)
Sean Spicer Won't Deny Trump Aides' Collusion With Russian Operatives
- March 26, 2017

Republican leaders had originally hoped to vote on the bill Thursday, the seventh anniversary of ObamaCare's enaction. "I think at the end of the day, I said this yesterday, you can't force people to vote. This afternoon, House Republicans withdrew the bill after realizing they did not have enough votes to pass it. "Is there any sort of plan if the bill does not pass tonight?" a reporter asked. (more...)
AQUAMAN Joins New Wave of JUSTICE LEAGUE Posters
- March 25, 2017

Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) who will unite to lead the charge against the movie's Big Bad: Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds). But the highlight has to be his sparks of electricity as he races off into a run. What do you expect from Justice League? Anyway, there's a teaser video, too, which thankfully doesn't want to make us want to flag down the closest gynecologist. (more...)
Trump Offers Condolences On American Death
- March 25, 2017

A Utah couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on a dream tour of Europe are among the victims of the London terror attack. Spanish teacher Aysha Fraid was also killed. "Kurt will be greatly missed, and we ask for privacy as our family mourns and as Melissa recovers from her injuries". She was highly regarded and loved by our students and by her colleagues. (more...)
Wife Jan In Serious Accident, Situation Wife Jan In Serious Accident, Situation "Touch & Go"
- March 22, 2017

No further information has been made available at this time. Good ol' JR took to his Twitter to break the news of his wife's accident. She was taken to the hospital immediately, where JR then sent out a tweet to inform his fans of the disgusting news. (more...)
New Sesame Street character helps families understand autism New Sesame Street character helps families understand autism
- March 22, 2017

Julia , who was introduced as an animated character in an online interactive storybook a year ago, will make her US Sesame Street debut on April 10 in a special "Meet Julia " episode on HBO and PBS KIDS. "They might not have been anxious when he cried". " You're beginning to introduce this person as a real person even though they are different", said Perry. (more...)
Meet The New Kid On 'Sesame Street': Julia, A Muppet With Autism
- March 21, 2017

Sesame Street writer Christine Ferraro told 60 Minutes that she hopes Julia becomes less of a novelty on the show. They wanted to help normalize autism using a single character, but autism presents differently in each person with the disorder. (more...)
'Beauty and the Beast' Debuts to Magical $350 Million Globally 'Beauty and the Beast' Debuts to Magical $350 Million Globally
- March 20, 2017

Its cumulative total now stands at $42.6 million. Refresh for latest ...: Disney's Beauty And The Beast charmed its way into the global box office this weekend with a $ 180M start. The Beauty And The Beast remake follows other Disney live action re-boots like The Jungle Book , which made close to $1 billion (around £807 million) previous year. (more...)
In theaters this weekend: 'Beauty and the Beast'
- March 19, 2017

It might have just been that the other characters were so much more entertaining that Watson's Belle got washed away. Last but not the least, Emma Watson gave a stellar and radiant performance as Belle, as per Guardian . Meunier didn't respond, so Home simply said "Have a good one" and moved on to the day's news headlines from NPR. The star power Disney has attracted to the live-action revivals also broadens their appeal. (more...)
Sock gives Nishikori the boot at Indian Wells, books Federer clash Sock gives Nishikori the boot at Indian Wells, books Federer clash
- March 19, 2017

Sock called Federer's 18th Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open in January a "testament" to Federer's ability, after the Swiss missed some six months of 2016 through injury. The trio (we're not sure if Djokovic will be invited back after his contribution) sing the 1980s classic " Hard to Say I'm Sorry " by Chicago accompanied by Haas' father-in-law and world-renowed record producer David Foster on piano. (more...)
'Beauty and the Beast' is already breaking records at the box office 'Beauty and the Beast' is already breaking records at the box office
- March 18, 2017

While 2016's The Jungle Book revived a Disney classic and still found a way to establish its own voice and narrative, Beauty and the Beast plays as a direct remake that occasionally ventures into new territory before quickly retreating back to safety. (more...)
Iron Fist characters you really should know about Iron Fist characters you really should know about
- March 18, 2017

It demonstrates the limits of the Marvel brand and how desperately the superhero genre needs to evolve. Kung fu movies inspired the character of Danny Rand, and many hoped that the TV show would finally make the character an Asian man. (more...)
Power Rangers Samurai star Ricardo Medina pleads guilty to fatal stabbing Power Rangers Samurai star Ricardo Medina pleads guilty to fatal stabbing
- March 17, 2017

He was accused of killing 36-year-old Josh Sutter with a samurai sword in an argument over Medina's girlfriend at the end of January 2015. Ricardo Medina Jr . Sutter died of his injuries. Medina claims he stabbed his roommate with his sword as an act of self defense. That report cited a separate account from BBC News , which suggested Medina was merely trying to protect himself from Sutter when the stabbing occurred. (more...)
Kim Kardashian convinced men followed her before Paris robbery Kim Kardashian convinced men followed her before Paris robbery
- March 16, 2017

The new series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered in the U.S. on Sunday, and a previously released preview clip for the second episode showed Kim revealing that she begged with the robbers to "let me live". If you're one of the lucky few who've seen the Season 13 premier of Keeping Up With The Kardashians already (us regular folk in the United Kingdom will have to wait until this Sunday), you'll know the series ahead looks jam-packed with dramz. (more...)
Internet can't handle Clear Knee Mom Jeans Internet can't handle Clear Knee Mom Jeans
- March 16, 2017

The unique denim styles are definitely different. Nordstrom.com is selling a product called " Clear Knee Mom Jeans ". Confused shoppers, take note of Topshop's directions: "Wear them folded at the cuffs to keep them looking cool ". (more...)
Corey Graves: "AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon does absolutely nothing for me"
- March 16, 2017

The latest episode of WWE SmackDown Live saw some exciting matches aired from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Tuesday (14 March). This year, with singles matches on the horizon setup for both the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship , one has to wonder if WWE has plans to include the Ladder Match during one of the bouts at this years Wrestlemania . (more...)
"The Bachelorette" Semi-Started Last Night And HO BOY Was It Awkward
- March 16, 2017

Demario was out first. "We couldn't take you to the mansion, so I brought the mansion to you". "What I did is I booked us some flights to Vegas for us to elope". "I need you to be able to talk sports - you don't have to play them, but be familiar with them". "I'm hoping that as a black Bachelorette you're going to get to see a more diverse cast", Lindsay told The Hollywood Reporter , adding that she wants "a cast that's reflective of what America looks like". (more...)
Here's What Really Happened When Those Kids Crashed Their Dad's BBC Interview Here's What Really Happened When Those Kids Crashed Their Dad's BBC Interview
- March 16, 2017

She explained that it's been a "little bit stressful" but they are now "handling it". "I mean it was terribly cute ", Kelly told The Wall Street Journal . "Everybody we know seems to think it's pretty hysterical, " he told the BBC . It went viral nearly instantly, reaching 84 million views on the BBC's Facebook page alone, and getting media coverage worldwide. (more...)
Virginia supports Hawaii lawsuit against revised travel ban Virginia supports Hawaii lawsuit against revised travel ban
- March 16, 2017

Over 130 US foreign policy experts have denounced President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying it undermines America's national security and interests as much as the original order barring travelers from some Muslim-majority countries and refugees. (more...)
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sets New Record for Advance Ticket Sales
- March 15, 2017

Later on Monday it was announced that the film was pulled from release in Malaysia . LeFou - Gaston's sidekick - literally translates to "the fool". But LeFou's sexuality isn't loudly broadcast. "Parents are therefore strongly advised to provide guidance to their children about this re-make of " Beauty & the Beast ", and indeed to their children's entertainment choices in a rapidly changing age" the bishop adds. (more...)
Trump envoy meets Netanyahu in Israel Trump envoy meets Netanyahu in Israel
- March 15, 2017

Envoy Jason Greenblatt arrived at the West Bank city of Ramallah where he was greeted by Abbas and a Palestinian delegation. A senior Israeli official noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised in his meeting on Monday with the USA envoy the issue of establishing a new settlement for the evacuees of the illegal Amona outpost. (more...)
Children help you live longer, says study Children help you live longer, says study
- March 15, 2017

The researchers compared life expectancy with marital status and parenthood, to see whether having a child influenced how long a person lived. Modig and her colleagues used national Swedish health data to track all men and women born between 1911 and 1925 in that country. (more...)
Lorde unveils the 'Melodrama' era on Saturday Night Live Lorde unveils the 'Melodrama' era on Saturday Night Live
- March 14, 2017

The two freshly released tracks are off her upcoming sophomore album Melodrama. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter is best known for her global smash "Royals", setting a record as the first female artist to top Billboard's alternative chart in 17 years in 2013. (more...)
Scarlett Johansson ridicules Ivanka Trump Scarlett Johansson ridicules Ivanka Trump
- March 14, 2017

And who knows what she does "before saying the name of the false perfume " Complicit "(Complice). " A feminist , an advocate, a champion for women", the " SNL " voiceover said. Ivanka knows where her bread is buttered. The spoof commercial then goes on to address her feminist credentials while noting Trump's past controversies. (more...)
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham Get Engaged With Cher's Help Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham Get Engaged With Cher's Help
- March 13, 2017

Leatham posted it on his own page. Addressing Leatham directly, she added, " I got you babe - alright this is for you, you know what it is - you know what you're supposed to do now". "So Appreciative and much love ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️#Love - #Friendship - #Cher - #FireworksFlowersFullmoonCher - #IGotYouBabe", Jeff wrote alongside the sweet clip . (more...)
Magician Criss Angel back on stage a day after stunt went wrong Magician Criss Angel back on stage a day after stunt went wrong
- March 13, 2017

Criss Angel was rushed to the hospital on Friday night. He was released the same night. Sehl wrote, "He stopped moving, curtain down". Angel also had to cancel a fundraiser appearance on Saturday, for Make-a-Wish of Southern Nevada, according to the statement, instead sending a donation of $100,000 "on behalf of his pediatric cancer nonprofit HELP". (more...)
Ireland ladies continue 100% record in Six Nations
- March 13, 2017

North came in for criticism following Wales' defeat to Scotland a fortnight ago with even his own defence coach Shaun Edwards admitting the wing had been off the pace. Ireland captain Rory Best spoke of the "silly little mental errors" that cost the team - a second-half knock-on by prop Tadhg Furlong with the line in sight, a botched catch-and-drive from a lineout just when Wales was hanging on, that late driving maul that Henshaw needlessly interfered with. (more...)