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Announced: An Ad-free Subscription Service Featuring Exclusive Apple Originals And More Announced: An Ad-free Subscription Service Featuring Exclusive Apple Originals And More
- March 26, 2019

Apple is reportedly spending US$1 billion a year on shows and movies from the Hollywood heavyweights. Ahead of the launch, Apple negotiated deals that would let Apple bundle and sell networks at a discount, replicating a business model from the cable TV industry, one source familiar with the matter said. (more...)
Kylie Jenner Responds to Criticism That She's Not 'Self-Made' Kylie Jenner Responds to Criticism That She's Not 'Self-Made'
- March 24, 2019

According to TMZ , following her explosive interview on Jada Pinkett-Smith's Red Table Talk , Woods has been estranged from Jenner, with the site adding that the two have not spoken at all since the explosive tell-all. "Travis has to focus on the tour and performing, so they haven't had the opportunity to try and get things back on track", the source explained. He wants her to be as normal as a kid in her position can be. (more...)
Google Doodle celebrates Bach birth anniversary with first ever AI-powered doodle Google Doodle celebrates Bach birth anniversary with first ever AI-powered doodle
- March 24, 2019

To develop the Google Doodle, teams at Google fed a computer 306 of Bach's chorale harmonizations. However, it's even more fun when the doodle is an interactive one. Today, it's making its latest experiment public, and in a high-profile way: in one of the "Doodles" promoted on the homepage of its search engine. Google PAIR (People + AI Research) then used Google's TensorFlow.js to allow the AI to run on web browsers directly rather than offloading it to a remote server. (more...)
Deal, no-deal, delay or no Brexit? The endgame Deal, no-deal, delay or no Brexit? The endgame
- March 23, 2019

European Council President Donald Tusk said that until 12 April , "all options will remain open and the cliff-edge date will be delayed". The former prime minister was questioned by the ambassadors on whether such a referendum could heal the UK's divisions or simply prolong the country's agony. (more...)
Stadia Crowd Play and State Share take streaming to new dimension Stadia Crowd Play and State Share take streaming to new dimension
- March 20, 2019

Splinter Cell, Civilization, Skyrim, even Super Mario Bros. This was not a controlled test by Digital Foundry , and it can be assumed that Google had set things up to showcase Stadia in the best light. Phil Harrison explained the vision for Stadia as "one place for all the games we play", with the intention to bring players, creators, and those who watch gaming-related content together in one place. (more...)
Netflix confirms that it won’t be part of Apple’s new service Netflix confirms that it won’t be part of Apple’s new service
- March 20, 2019

However, Netflix doesn't really see teaming up with Apple for subscribers as an advantage. "You do your best job when you have great competitors", he said, but acknowledged that sourcing original content is getting more expensive. Onc company that won't be part of Apple's video plans? Hastings' confirmation follows experts' prediction that Netflix may not be included in Apple's TV service. (more...)
MySpace loses 12 years' worth of music uploads following server migration MySpace loses 12 years' worth of music uploads following server migration
- March 19, 2019

According to MySpace users on Reddit , all pre-2015 music stopped working about a year ago. MySpace had admitted to losing 12 years worth of uploaded music in a recent "server migration project". Numerous news articles about the problem have been published today . But that might have been erased, along with some 50 million songs. At the time of the Time acquisition, MySpace was said to be drawing 15 million monthly unique global visitors and 5.5 million in the US. (more...)
Christchurch Attacker May Have Had Support Christchurch Attacker May Have Had Support
- March 19, 2019

The attack is the worst to occur in New Zealand in thirty years. Australian Brenton Harris Tarrant, 28, is believed to be the only person responsible for the attacks, though he could have received support from others, the commissioner said . (more...)
New Zealand terror attack suspect appears in court on murder charges New Zealand terror attack suspect appears in court on murder charges
- March 17, 2019

She said the main perpetrator used five weapons during his rampage, including two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns, which he was legally licensed to own. It said Conservatives stand with Muslims around the world to "reaffirm our commitment to building a world where every people, of every faith, can live in freedom and peace together". (more...)
Celebrity friends console Louis Tomlinson after sister dies aged 18 Celebrity friends console Louis Tomlinson after sister dies aged 18
- March 16, 2019

Tomlinson's mother, Johannah Deakin , died in December 2016 , after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. Celebrities - such as James Corden - sent their wishes to Louis Tomlinson following his sister's death. The results of a full post-mortem examination will be released in days. Her death is now being treated as "unexplained" at this stage, but it's suspected the cause of death was cardiac arrest. (more...)
Marvel Re-Releases Marvel Re-Releases "Avengers: Endgame" Artwork After Excluding Wakanda's Danai Gurira
- March 16, 2019

And although the trailer jumps all over the place, it appears to confirm a major time jump since Thanos' snap. There's a lot of new footage from the new Avengers: Endgame trailer, which you can see below before we dive in to the details. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth II will create a new Household for Meghan and Harry Queen Elizabeth II will create a new Household for Meghan and Harry
- March 16, 2019

The announcement comes weeks before the couple is expected to welcome their first child . The actor and director called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a "really wonderful, loving couple", in an interview with ITV's " Good Morning Britain " on Friday. (more...)
Netflix Canceled 'One Day at a Time' & the Internet Is in Mourning Netflix Canceled 'One Day at a Time' & the Internet Is in Mourning
- March 16, 2019

The streamer said the hard decision to not renew the series "did not come easily", but the choice was made after "not enough people watched to justify another season". "The outpouring of love for this show is a firm reminder to us that we must continue finding ways to tell these stories", a final tweet form Netflix read. (more...)
Judge Tells Jussie Smollett He Must Make Court Appearances Judge Tells Jussie Smollett He Must Make Court Appearances
- March 15, 2019

We'll continue to keep you updated as we're sure we'll be hearing more about the case ahead of his upcoming April court date. The controversial actor appeared in court this week to plead not guilty for filing a fake police report related to his January attack. (more...)
Hannah Brown Becomes Next ‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown Becomes Next ‘Bachelorette’
- March 14, 2019

Reality Steve , an online personality who brings spoilers out ahead of the season, previously claimed that Colton would chase after Cassie and film with her in Southern California. Harrison responded, "I'll take that as a yes". Any man, too. You should be chosen, and you should choose them back every single day. So it seems Colton's gut instinct was right all along. (more...)
David Beckham sees amusing side after James Corden’s fake statue prank David Beckham sees amusing side after James Corden’s fake statue prank
- March 13, 2019

This was followed by the reveal of a sizzle reel of Beckham's biggest soccer "highs" to be played during the ceremony. The LA Galaxy legend was at his former home stadium for a private unveiling of his effigy, unaware the "Late Late Show" host had switched the artwork out for a far, far less complimentary one. (more...)
Kate Middleton sports Gucci blouse, pants during solo outing in London Kate Middleton sports Gucci blouse, pants during solo outing in London
- March 13, 2019

She added, "My sister was in her class, so they were the same age". Kate, who wore a Gucci blouse and pants by Jigsaw, was also taken with Kameron Batta, aged nine months, and held out her hands as he tried to walk from his mother Kriti Batta, 35, when the parents gathered together to have a chat. (more...)
Captain Marvel provides big lift for IMAX Captain Marvel provides big lift for IMAX
- March 12, 2019

Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson's " Captain Marvel " had a smooth take-off in India with the superhero film raking in Rs 48.47 crore at the box office in its opening weekend. Internationally, the film has grossed an estimated $302 million, making it the fifth highest global opening weekend of all time and the second highest superhero opening weekend of all time, behind only " Avengers: Infinity War ". (more...)
Ronda Rousey Received Special Instructions For Beating Up Becky Lynch Ronda Rousey Received Special Instructions For Beating Up Becky Lynch
- March 12, 2019

Rousey went on to claim that she went "off script" on Raw this week, and is doing whatever she wants to do on TV, having grown exhausted of performing the "act" WWE wants her to play every week. On Ronda Rousey: "Working with Ronda was very different". "Every time I go out there, I'm gonna do whatever the hell I want". "I'm not going out there and doing their f-king act anymore". (more...)
Disney's streaming service reportedly includes every Disney film ever made Disney's streaming service reportedly includes every Disney film ever made
- March 10, 2019

According to Variety , Iger explained that the company had been preparing for the purchase over the past year, saying "We spent most of [last] year on integration planning so we'll hit the ground running as soon as the deal closes". With the launch of Disney +, the “ Disney Vault” will essentially dissolve. Disney has already said it will be removing all of its titles from Netflix later this year, a move that will include the removal of all Pixar movies. (more...)
Former British PM Tony Blair At Akash-Shloka Wedding Former British PM Tony Blair At Akash-Shloka Wedding
- March 10, 2019

The baraat ceremony took place at the Trident hotel, and the wedding rituals will begin at 7:30 pm at the Jio World Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex. Google CEO Sundar Pichai , and former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon are also expected at the star-studded affair. (more...)
Brie Larson Is a Superheroine Breaking Free From a Life Following Orders Brie Larson Is a Superheroine Breaking Free From a Life Following Orders
- March 09, 2019

There's what it represents as Marvel's first female-led MCU movie. "You have to infuse it in every aspect". He joked that the thing he misses the most from the '90s, where the film is set, is the rock band The Verve. Sure she discovers truths along the way, but she's the same snarky, self-satisfied fighter at the end as she is at the beginning - albeit with a little more pep in her step. (more...)
Gayle King Says She Wasn't Gayle King Says She Wasn't "Afraid" During Dramatic R. Kelly Interview
- March 09, 2019

Kelly interview , which aired Wednesday. In any event, King couldn't resist sticking it to Watters and Fox on Thursday when she appeared on " The Late Show With Stephen Colbert ". King said she didn't expect Kelly to confess his crimes, "but I did think that, on some level, he would have a moment of reflection, he would have contrition". (more...)
The Jonas Brothers Hit The Road With James Corden For ‘Carpool Karaoke’ The Jonas Brothers Hit The Road With James Corden For ‘Carpool Karaoke’
- March 09, 2019

Kevin kicked off the game by saying he would rather buy an album from Joe's band DNCE than one of Nick's . "When it ended, it wasn't the best", Nick said. The video of the track also features their real-life partners - Danielle Deleasa, Sophie Turner and Priyanka, respectively. "So it took some time to get into it all and like I said, unpack it". (more...)
Captain Marvel Is Certified Fresh Captain Marvel Is Certified Fresh
- March 09, 2019

The Mid-Credits Scene: Directly mirroring the final shot of the Avengers: Infinity War tag , this one starts with a close-up of Fury's pager - the one we saw him send a distress signal on right before he was dusted. If you are using an Academy Award-winning actor, why not let her act? The Marvel Universe seems to remain well and alive, and one can sense that a Phase Two is ultimately imminent. (more...)
‘Captain Marvel’ Star Says Film is About ‘Intersectional Feminism’ ‘Captain Marvel’ Star Says Film is About ‘Intersectional Feminism’
- March 08, 2019

In short, there's so much to love in Captain Marvel - including a mid-credits sting that nicely sets up the next Avengers movies , now just seven weeks away - that it's nigh impossible to hate the movie, despite its many flaws. A compilation of reviews published by EW reveals some critics saying that Captain Marvel is a "mundane" film "marked by unimaginative plotting", a "generic" superhero film, a film that does not "approach the ranks of top tier Marvel movies ", or a grim ... (more...)
R. Kelly jailed until he pays $161K in child support R. Kelly jailed until he pays $161K in child support
- March 08, 2019

Cook County Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari told the outlet Kelly will be transferred to the county jail, where he will remain until he pays $161,000 in back child support that he owes. Darrell Johnson, who said he is an R. Kelly publicist, confirmed to reporters Kelly was taken into custody over the child support issue. Kelly acknowledged in the interview that he had done "lots of things wrong" when it comes to women, but he said he had apologized. (more...)
Kylie Jenner Is Officially the World's Youngest Billionaire! Kylie Jenner Is Officially the World's Youngest Billionaire!
- March 07, 2019

Someone who inherited everything they have gets a 1, whereas someone who didn't grow up with money and experienced hardships gets a 10, Forbes says. "Leveraging fame and fortune from your pedigree is NOT self-made ". With around 128 million followers on Instagram and her Snapchat being one of the most viewed accounts, it won't be wrong to say that Kylie is one of the most influential celebrities on social media and thus the success. (more...)
‘Game of Thrones’ unveils first full-length trailer for final season ‘Game of Thrones’ unveils first full-length trailer for final season
- March 07, 2019

And it's pretty awesome. For now, fans will have to cling to this trailer and any further footage teases until April. The trailer then skips around: At King's Landing, we see an evil-smirked Cersei, then Dany and Jon arriving to Winterfell as Sansa stares in awe as Dany's dragons fly overhead. (more...)
Pro wrestler King Kong Bundy dies at 61 Pro wrestler King Kong Bundy dies at 61
- March 06, 2019

Bundy competed for a number of territories before earning his greatest notoriety during the 1980s in the then WWF. As the prototypical "monster heel" Bundy was able to amplify the heroics of those like Hulk Hogan . Tributes for the former wrestler began to come out on social media as everyone began to learn of his passing. Bundy was also part of the Transworld Wrestling Federation when he appeared at an event to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast ... (more...)
Avengers: Endgame: Captain Marvel directors on whether Carol Danvers can defeat Thanos Avengers: Endgame: Captain Marvel directors on whether Carol Danvers can defeat Thanos
- March 05, 2019

Yep, Captain Marvel almost arrived on the MCU scene way back in 2015 instead of 2019. Danvers will finally get her due in Marvel's first female-fronted superhero movie this weekend, right on time to (hopefully) defeat Thanos. Feige outlines: "The way we reveal Scarlet Witch [in costume] at the end of the movie?" Thankfully, Kevin Feige is the one calling the shots - and not director Joss Whedon, who pushed for Captain Marvel to appear in Age of Ultron . (more...)
Stoppages don't come much more controversial than Ben Askren's victorious UFC debut Stoppages don't come much more controversial than Ben Askren's victorious UFC debut
- March 04, 2019

Brazil's Johnny Walker needed just 36 seconds to stop Canadian light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov in spectacular fashion Saturday on the undercard of UFC 235. The 31-year-old New Yorker controlled the fight from start to finish, using a dizzying array of kicks to control the distance and out-wrestling Smith against the fence. (more...)
The Voice's Janice Freeman Dead at 33
- March 04, 2019

According to TMZ , Freeman began experiencing trouble breathing while at home Saturday with her husband Dion . Her husband, Dion , gave her CPR until the paramedics arrived but they couldn't save her. She also beat cervical cancer and survived kidney failure as a child. Miley Cyrus' Instagram tribute to Janice Freeman . "This represents you perfectly". (more...)
The Jonas Brothers discuss reunion in first United Kingdom interview The Jonas Brothers discuss reunion in first United Kingdom interview
- March 03, 2019

Viewers also get a quick sneak peek at " Sucker ", when Corden and the brothers start singing the fun, upbeat track that fans are sure to love. About 5 years ago Joe Jonas asked the fans of Jonas Brother to hold it, while they got theband gots its "shit together". (more...)
Khloe Kardashian goes after Jordyn Woods following ‘Red Table Talk’ tell-all Khloe Kardashian goes after Jordyn Woods following ‘Red Table Talk’ tell-all
- March 02, 2019

And while Kylie Jenner's BFF got ready to give her side of the story, Will Smith FaceTimed his pal, where he showered her with support. She said: "I'm not thinking, "I shouldn't be here". "That's my first step where I went wrong". There was alcohol involved. "I was like, 'That didn't just happen.' And I got in the auto and I was like, 'No, that didn't happen'". (more...)
New Captain Marvel TV Spot Reveals a Funny Goose Scene New Captain Marvel TV Spot Reveals a Funny Goose Scene
- March 01, 2019

While The Avengers will face off against Thanos once more, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel gets a 90s set origin story before the final MCU Phase 3 movie. "I think that what I'm excited about is the representation in this film, but [also] what that means to people, how they interpret it or in which ways they feel seen in this movie is up to them", Larson told HuffPost UK on the red carpet. (more...)
Jordyn Woods Will Appear On Red Table Talk Post-Cheating Scandal Jordyn Woods Will Appear On Red Table Talk Post-Cheating Scandal
- February 28, 2019

As the cheating scandal will undoubtedly be featured on the reality series, Jordyn is playing with fire by deciding to talk about it with Jada - a longtime family friend. "There's no way she can justify what she did". " Jordyn eventually broke down and admitted that the hookup happened ", a source told the outlet. According to People and Pop Crave, Khloe popped a "like" on a tweet defending the Kardashians after they were accused of "smearing" Jordyn's name. (more...)
William and Kate get behind bar to pull pints at music venue William and Kate get behind bar to pull pints at music venue
- February 28, 2019

The evening bash celebrates young people making a difference in the country in the business, arts and sport sectors - and include a performance by the band LARKS. They learned about the Stay Onside initiative, which works with criminal justice agencies in a bid to reduce offending rates. According to the media release on the Royal Family's website, "The site provides a safe space to help and support these young people, with particular emphasis on outdoor activities and developing independent ... (more...)
After Disturbing 'Captain Marvel' Trolling, Rotten Tomatoes Makes Drastic Changes After Disturbing 'Captain Marvel' Trolling, Rotten Tomatoes Makes Drastic Changes
- February 27, 2019

It's likely that the changes were ushered in following a prolonged negative response to Captain Marvel on social media platforms from users who have yet to see the movie. The changes involve removing users' ability to rate upcoming films based on how interested they are in seeing the movie. We've found that the " Want to See " percentage score is often times confused with the "Audience Score" percentage number. (more...)
Musician R Kelly pleads not guilty in court Musician R Kelly pleads not guilty in court
- February 27, 2019

Kelly, who was charged Friday, is accused of sexually abusing four individuals, three of whom were under the age of 17 at the time of the alleged crimes, which took place between 1998 and 2010. "There had been a question if Kelly needed make good on $161,663 in back child support before posting bail, but lawyers agreed he could post bond even with that debt looming over him". (more...)