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SpongeBob Squarepants finally gets Sweet Victory after Super Bowl
- February 05, 2019

But at least their dozen minutes in the spotlight were familiar and safe, and generally gave viewers something inoffensive to watch and listen to between nacho bites. Adam later explained their decision in an interview with Entertainment Tonight , saying: "My life's work and what I put out into the universe has been positive and hopefully inspiring ..." I find Kendrick Lamar way more interesting than the Stones, the Who and Neil Young these days. (more...)
What Channel is the Puppy Bowl On? Broadcast Info, Start Time What Channel is the Puppy Bowl On? Broadcast Info, Start Time
- February 04, 2019

So if you're in need of something to watch to calm your nerves before Super Bowl LIII , look no further than the Puppy Bowl . The Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet showcases puppies and kittens with the hope of getting loving families to adopt the animals. (more...)
Arizona Cardinals: The goal is now Super Bowl 54 Arizona Cardinals: The goal is now Super Bowl 54
- February 04, 2019

In sport a changing of the guard is usually a slow, drawn-out process and rarely comes as sharply defined as it could be in this year's Super Bowl . The players, coaches, and owners of the winning team will receive an elaborate and specially-designed Super Bowl World Champions ring, made by Jostens. (more...)
I will always stand for love — Empire's Jussie Smollett
- February 04, 2019

Jussie Smollett participates in the " Empire " panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on August 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California . After finishing his set, the crowd roared until he returned to play a song titled Powerful . The matter is being investigated by Chicago police as a possible hate crime. (more...)
Virginia governor Ralph Northam sorry for blackface, KKK photo Virginia governor Ralph Northam sorry for blackface, KKK photo
- February 03, 2019

That came after the Virginia Democratic Party tweeted that it had received word that Northam would not be resigning over the photo as they believed he should. The photo shows a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. Northam is under pressure from both Democrats and Republicans to resign after admitting that he is one of two men that appeared in an old photograph, one in blackface and the other dressed in a KKK robe. (more...)
Crowds courageous snow flurries to see United Kingdom royals Meghan and Harry Crowds courageous snow flurries to see United Kingdom royals Meghan and Harry
- February 02, 2019

Body language expert Judi James adds: "I think we've seen the tip of the iceberg, I think she's fiercely intelligent". "It is wonderful that they chose to come here", she said. Royal watchers noticed the Duchess' look when she stepped out of the auto to visit the University of London. Ms Smith said: "They understood the need for blankets, hot water bottles and the tender care that we give out on the van and that tonight will be a very hard night for the women". (more...)
Nintendo to Offer Smaller Switch Console — Nikkei Newspaper Nintendo to Offer Smaller Switch Console — Nikkei Newspaper
- February 02, 2019

For those that have played the original game, getting to the maximum of level 20 is not all that hard. What these features are, we don't know. The game has had several remakes and re-releases since, and Dr. It's going to be free to download, and it will include optional in-app purchases. Nintendo Co.'s October-December profit totaled 104.2 billion yen ($956 million), up from 83.7 billion yen a year earlier. (more...)
Ariana Grande’s Ariana Grande’s "Small Charcoal Grill" Tattoo Now Means "Japanese BBQ Finger"
- February 01, 2019

Acknowledging the error on her Twitter account, she wrote in a now-deleted message: "Indeed, I left out [some characters] which should have gone in between". As Japanese is read from top to bottom, and from right to left, the suggestion her tutor made wasn't arbitrary, since placement can alter the meaning of a phrase. (more...)
Netflix creeped out about Ted Bundy's 'alleged hotness' Netflix creeped out about Ted Bundy's 'alleged hotness'
- February 01, 2019

Netflix has already had to ask viewers not to romance a serial killer (we know its Zac Efron ...but still the story), which comes as no surprise after all the lust policing they've had to do with Penn Badgley in You . 'The most exciting thing for me was being able to sort of lend that Ted Bundy charisma to the part, ' said Zac, 31. It's all pretty tongue-in-cheek, but it is a little bit concerning that there are people glorifying how hot a literal serial killer was. (more...)
The Batman Release Date Announced, Ben Affleck No Longer Playing Batman The Batman Release Date Announced, Ben Affleck No Longer Playing Batman
- February 01, 2019

The upcoming film will reportedly centre on a much younger version of Bruce Wayne than Affleck portrayed, necessitating a change in casting. After years of only rumor and speculation regarding the next Batman movie, DC and Warner Bros . (more...)
Ariana Grande’s new Japanese tattoo translates to Ariana Grande’s new Japanese tattoo translates to "barbecue grill"
- February 01, 2019

But - bummer! - social media users swiftly informed her that her tattoo roughly translates to " small charcoal grill ". Ariana Grande is still not sure if she would want to go through the pain of getting the entire phrase tattooed on her hand. (more...)
Chicago police can't find any video of attack on Empire actor Chicago police can't find any video of attack on Empire actor
- February 01, 2019

Smollett and his manager, Brandon Moore, told authorities they were speaking on the phone with each other at the time of the attack, police said . "We send our love to Jussie , who is resilient and strong, and we will work with law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to justice". The 36-year-old actor was subsequently hospitalized and released, local authorities said. (more...)
Meghan and Kate become targets of 'quite serious' abuse on Instagram Meghan and Kate become targets of 'quite serious' abuse on Instagram
- January 30, 2019

Kensington Palace on Monday announced that the Duke of Sussex - who now holds the title as the Captain General of the Royal Marines - will visit Exercise Clockwork in Bardufoss, Norway on Thursday, 14 February. The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday in an editorial called "Vile Abuse" that numerous comments made about Meghan and Kate are too vicious to publish and have included threats. (more...)
Devin McCourty may retire if Patriots win Super Bowl Devin McCourty may retire if Patriots win Super Bowl
- January 30, 2019

Goff didn't hesitate to answer. "But I think that he's definitely not the same quarterback he was", Robey-Coleman says. "I don't know for sure, man". You show me anybody that's great in anything they do, I'll show you somebody that's persevered, demonstrated that mental toughness to overcome some obstacles and adversity. (more...)
Black Panther Wins Big In Screen Actors Guild Awards, Elevating Oscar Chances Black Panther Wins Big In Screen Actors Guild Awards, Elevating Oscar Chances
- January 29, 2019

Brown, and Andy Serkis were on hand to accept the award, with numerous cast offering backstage acceptance speeches about the win. He was speaking as the cast collected the best ensemble prize at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs). (more...)
Kim Porter: Cause of Death a Form of Pneumonia Kim Porter: Cause of Death a Form of Pneumonia
- January 28, 2019

They have three children: twin girls Jessie James and D'Lila, 12, and son Christian , 20. Diddy released a statement days after her passing , captioning an old video of the two, filmed when Kim was pregnant: "For the last three days I've been trying to wake up out of this nightmare". (more...)
Bradley Cooper makes a surprise appearance at Lady Gaga's show
- January 28, 2019

The soundtrack is full of bangers, and yes - as evidenced by these Vegas videos - Bradley and Gaga did sing for the film. Jackson Maine and Ally reappeared together again at Gaga's Enigma residency on January 26 at the Park Theater in Las Vegas. (more...)
A Resident Evil Drama Series Is in the Works at Netflix A Resident Evil Drama Series Is in the Works at Netflix
- January 26, 2019

It's unclear if the projects are related, but if both projects are still in the works, this could be a flawless opportunity to explore the ins and outs of the world created in the long-running game series. The movies, of course, were loosely based on the Resident Evil Capcom video game series. While the six movies were never domestic blockbusters, they always fared well at the worldwide box office. (more...)
Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute
- January 25, 2019

Actor Alec Baldwin has pleaded guilty months after he was taken into NY police custody for his alleged involvement in a fight about a parking space . Baldwin has also had several other run-ins with the general public that did not involve law enforcement. The actor was thrown off an American Airlines flight in 2011 after refusing to turn his cell phone off for departure. (more...)
Kylie Jenner Denies She's Pregnant as She Teases ''Exciting'' Project Kylie Jenner Denies She's Pregnant as She Teases ''Exciting'' Project
- January 25, 2019

The Kylie Cosmetics businesswoman took to Instagram yesterday to tease her upcoming collection for the special day - and she went for a monochrome red look for the occasion. 'When I was 14 I couldn't reach as many people as I can now, ' she spoke in that heartfelt way that made you think she was going to talk about more than just pimples. (more...)
7 burning questions we have after watching Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary 7 burning questions we have after watching Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary
- January 23, 2019

At the time of the event in 2017, he apologized on Twitter but still asserted it was, "NOT MY FAULT.but I'm taking responsibility". Have Seth Crossno and Mark Thompson been paid the US$5 million in damages they were awarded from suing Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland? . (more...)
Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of rape in France Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of rape in France
- January 23, 2019

Sony has not commented on Brown's behalf. Citing two anonymous police officials, the Associated Press (via NBC News ) reported the star was detained on Monday. Brown had many run-ins with the law since then. She said she met Brown and his friends at the club Le Crystal in the 17th arrondissement of northwestern Paris. (more...)
Giuliani says Cohen talked about Trump Tower in Moscow through 2016 election Giuliani says Cohen talked about Trump Tower in Moscow through 2016 election
- January 23, 2019

Giuliani, in case you missed it over the weekend, told CNN's Jake Tapper that maybe Trump did or maybe Trump didn't talk to Michael Cohen before Cohen lied to Congress about the Moscow Project. In an interview with the New Yorker , Giuliani was asked why he concluded the report was false. An investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign has loomed large over the Trump presidency amid media reports of his ... (more...)
Oscars 2019 Nominations: 13 Biggest Shocks, Snubs & Surprises Oscars 2019 Nominations: 13 Biggest Shocks, Snubs & Surprises
- January 23, 2019

Defying history, Ryan Coogler helmed Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman becomes the first superhero film to earn a Best Picture nomination at Oscars 2019. With three rather unexpected nominations, the Coen brothers' anthology western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs had a great morning. The nominees for best supporting actress are Amy Adams ("Vice"), Marina De Tavira (" Roma "), Regina King ("If Beale Street Could Talk "), Emma Stone (" The Favourite ") and Rachel Weisz (" The ... (more...)
The Biggest Snubs and Surprises from the 2019 Oscar Nominations The Biggest Snubs and Surprises from the 2019 Oscar Nominations
- January 23, 2019

When it comes to directors, as Natalie Portman pointedly declared while presenting at last year's ceremony, yet again , we are left with "all male nominees ". Still, " A Star Is Born " was the sole film to land top nominations from virtually every guild group. Up for Best Actress are Yalitza Aparicio ( Roma ), Glenn Close ( The Wife ), Olivia Colman ( The Favourite ), Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy ( Can You Ever Forgive Me? ). (more...)
WhatsApp Reduces Message-Forwarding, To Curb Fake News WhatsApp Reduces Message-Forwarding, To Curb Fake News
- January 22, 2019

This refers to a restriction of five chats where a message can be forwarded simultaneously, which was tested in India , successfully reducing the number of forwarded messages on the platform, according to official company statements shared with BBC . (more...)
Netflix shares slip as spending weighs on profits Netflix shares slip as spending weighs on profits
- January 20, 2019

Global subscriber additions were at 7.31 million, vs. 6.14 million forecast. The company said it expects to add another 8.9m new paid subs in the first quarter of 2019. Management said domestic average selling price will "improve over the course of the year" and result in revenue growth for 2019. The company said on Thursday it would "continue to finance our working capital needs through the high-yield market" for as long its marginal after-tax cost of debt is lower than the cost of equity. (more...)
Kate makes pizza with school children for first 2019 engagement Kate makes pizza with school children for first 2019 engagement
- January 19, 2019

To complete the outfit, Middleton wore black patent heels with a gold buckle and carried an $890 black leather bag by Aspinal of London. It is understood that she was referring to her mother and daughter trip to the Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House in December, when they watched a rehearsal ahead of the opening night. (more...)
Ant and Dec reunite for auditions for Britain's Got Talent Ant and Dec reunite for auditions for Britain's Got Talent
- January 19, 2019

While Ant will be returning to Britain's Got Talent , his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong has been axed from her makeup job on the show. Anthony McPartlin and his Britain's Got Talent co-star Declan Donnelly were all smiles as they reunited for the show on Friday. (more...)
Prince Philip involved in vehicle crash near Sandringham, palace confirms Prince Philip involved in vehicle crash near Sandringham, palace confirms
- January 19, 2019

The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate , the Queen's country retreat in eastern England. Buckingham Palace confirmed the 97-year-old was behind the wheel of the vehicle when it was involved in the accident with another auto. (more...)
Gillette Makes Waves With Controversial New Commercial Gillette Makes Waves With Controversial New Commercial
- January 17, 2019

The razor brand's new advertisement references #MeToo , sexual harassment, and mansplaining, and shows instances of young boys bullying other boys, and asks, "Is this the best a man can get?' playing on the brand's tagline, 'The Best a Man Can Get". (more...)
Meghan Markle goes from $45 H&M dress to glittering evening gown Meghan Markle goes from $45 H&M dress to glittering evening gown
- January 17, 2019

The mum-to-be let out a big laugh, and simply replied, "I'll take it!" The duchess toured the charity's north-west London headquarters in Kensal Green to mark last week's announcement that she has become the organisation's patron. The duchess later described her early experiences with her rescue dog Guy, who had been traumatised by earlier experiences. In addition to Mayhew, the Duchess of Sussex is also the patron of Smart Works, a charity that helps women get back on their feet, the ... (more...)
Africa by Toto to play on eternal loop 'down in Africa' Africa by Toto to play on eternal loop 'down in Africa'
- January 16, 2019

The 1982 track is quadruple platinum, and was the most streamed song in 2017, with over 440m views on YouTube. Sigh, it used to be that Toto 's " Africa " was one of the more obscure hits to appreciate. Siedentopf has set up a solar-powered MP3 player and six speakers somewhere in the 81,000 sq km coastal desert, with the artist promising that the famous song will now play "for all eternity". (more...)
Spider-Man Encounters Mysterio And Nick Fury In Far From Home Trailer Spider-Man Encounters Mysterio And Nick Fury In Far From Home Trailer
- January 16, 2019

Let us know, and stay tuned for more on Spider-Man: Far From Home as we draw ever closer to the film's July 5th release date . Why it matters: Mysterio will make for an interesting villain for the "Spider-Man" sequel according to Den of Geek , a pop culture website. (more...)
Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97 Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97
- January 16, 2019

Channing wasn't an overnight success - after college, she made a few cracks at roles on and off Broadway in NY, and entertained at Catskills resorts, before returning to her home in San Francisco at her father's request. "Performing is the only excuse for my existence", she said during her last Broadway appearance, in the 1995 revival of " Hello, Dolly! ". President Lyndon Johnson was a huge fan and liked to listen to her songs while he worked. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Low-Key Calls Khloe An 'Idiot' For Staying With Tristan Thompson Kim Kardashian Low-Key Calls Khloe An 'Idiot' For Staying With Tristan Thompson
- January 16, 2019

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 02, 2018 in New York City. Kimye used surrogate La'Reina Haynes to welcome daughter Chicago a year ago. "I mean, I think mine is obvious", Kardashian told the audience, alluding to her 2003 sex tape with her ex-boyfriend Ray J , which was leaked in 2007. (more...)
West Side Story: Steven Spielberg casts 17-year-old student as Maria West Side Story: Steven Spielberg casts 17-year-old student as Maria
- January 16, 2019

Deadline reports that 17-year-old New Jersey high school student Rachel Zegler will make her film debut in the musical as Maria across from Ansel Elgort's Tony . Award-winning Broadway actress Ariana DeBose has been cast as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo , Maria's brother and the leader of the Sharks. (more...)
Netflix Stock Is Soaring After Big Price Increase Announcement Netflix Stock Is Soaring After Big Price Increase Announcement
- January 16, 2019

The premium three-screen 4K/HDR plan will be $16, up from $14. Netflix today increased prices on all of its streaming plans. Netflix just raised its prices, and the stock market is reacting quite positively to the news. Does "improving the overall Netflix experience" mean promoting new series/seasons on the home page when I log in? Netflix ( NFLX ) stock spiked 6% at market open. (more...)
Tom Cruise Announces Upcoming 'Mission: Impossible' Movies | Christopher McQuarrie, Movies, Tom Cruise Tom Cruise Announces Upcoming 'Mission: Impossible' Movies | Christopher McQuarrie, Movies, Tom Cruise
- January 16, 2019

McQuarrie has confirmed the news via his Twitter . The release also leaves room for the studio, Paramount , and Cruise to release Top Gun: Maverick . McQuarrie also revealed he is eyeing a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow - which he wrote - also with Cruise . It makes total sense that Paramount Pictures would try to keep the McQuarrie/Tom Cruise team intact. (more...)
Kylie Jenner loses ‘Most Liked Instagram Post’ to an Egg Kylie Jenner loses ‘Most Liked Instagram Post’ to an Egg
- January 15, 2019

It took about 10 days, but the egg has officially surpassed Jenner's in likes , with more than 29 million likes-and counting-as of morning January 14. If you look at that post today you'll get distracted by an endless stream of eggs in the comments. This is a very popular egg . "Thank you so much for all of your support and messages". (more...)