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CBS News cuts ties with Charlie Rose after sexual misconduct allegations CBS News cuts ties with Charlie Rose after sexual misconduct allegations
- November 22, 2017

Rose was sacked Tuesday from CBS , where he co-hosted " CBS This Morning " and contributed to " 60 Minutes ", and PBS' "The Charlie Rose Show" after the Washington Post published an article Monday about women who said he groped them and walked around naked in front of them. (more...)
Diana Ross' Grandson Stole The Show During Her AMAs Performance Diana Ross' Grandson Stole The Show During Her AMAs Performance
- November 21, 2017

I just want to say congratulations on your lifetime achievement award I want to say congratulations. "This is all about love", she said, before her grandson adorably took hold of the mic, saying, "Grandma, I love you, and I'm so proud of you". (more...)
Harrison Ford Still Playing Hero ... Helps Woman Who Drove Off Highway Harrison Ford Still Playing Hero ... Helps Woman Who Drove Off Highway
- November 21, 2017

TMZ reports that eyewitnesses saw Harrison driving behind the stranger when she lost control of her auto and wound up crashing into an embankment right off the freeway. The actor was involved in a close call at John Wayne Airport in February when he he mistakenly landed on a taxiway as an American Airlines jet was preparing for takeoff, the Los Angeles Times reported . (more...)
Why AT&T's Time Warner Woes Bode Poorly For Comcast Deal With Fox Why AT&T's Time Warner Woes Bode Poorly For Comcast Deal With Fox
- November 20, 2017

Comcast , the owner of TV networks such as NBC and the movie studio Universal Pictures, approached the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media group about the assets, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. USA cable and telecom companies have been buying up media assets and launching advertising businesses in the past several years. Shares of other media companies which could be dragged into a round of consolidation of USA film and TV production and ... (more...)
Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dies at 85 Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dies at 85
- November 20, 2017

The Country Music Hall of Famer had battled intestinal issues ever since he was hospitalized in 2016 after undergoing colon surgery, and he never fully recovered. " Mel Tillis was a guy who had it all: He could write, he could sing and he could entertain an audience", Grand Ole Opry announcer and WSM DJ Eddie Stubbs told The Tennessean . (more...)
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64 AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64
- November 19, 2017

Malcolm's younger brother Angus, 62, is famous for the on-stage antics that he performs while wearing a schoolboy's uniform. The band concludes the message with a simple tribute to Malcolm stating that the guitarist "leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever". (more...)
David Cassidy hospitalized with organ failure, needs liver transplant David Cassidy hospitalized with organ failure, needs liver transplant
- November 19, 2017

Metro.co.uk has reached out to David Cassidy's reps for comment. Cassidy revealed in February that he was diagnosed with dementia after he fell on stage and forgot the lyrics to his own song during a concert in Angoura Hills, Calif. His family are now said to be at the hospital to be by his side as his condition worsens. Cassidy has dealt with substance abuse issues and bankruptcy since finding success early in his life. (more...)
Katy Perry banned from China 'indefinitely' days before Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Katy Perry banned from China 'indefinitely' days before Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
- November 18, 2017

Gigi Hadid will no longer be attending the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 in Shanghai. "Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!" the model wrote . " Maroon 5 was banned a few years ago because one band member wished the Dalai Lama happy birthday on Twitter ". "Victoria's Secret will not have a response", a spokeswoman said by email. (more...)
'Rediscovered' da Vinci painting sells for $450M 'Rediscovered' da Vinci painting sells for $450M
- November 17, 2017

It is the 12th painting to break the $100 million mark at auction, and a new high for any old master at auction, surpassing Rubens's " Massacre of the Innocents ", which sold for $76.7 million in 2002 (or more than $105 million, adjusted for inflation). (more...)
Broadcaster accuses Senator Al Franken of sexual harassment Broadcaster accuses Senator Al Franken of sexual harassment
- November 17, 2017

In lengthy remarks to the press Thursday, Tweeden said that she felt "violated" by Franken when he allegedly forcibly kissed her. Senator Al Franken meets with constituents at Minnesota Farmfest in Redwood County, Minnesota , US, August 6, 2014. (more...)
New earth-like planet found 11 light years from our solar system New earth-like planet found 11 light years from our solar system
- November 16, 2017

A newfound exoplanet may be one of the best bets to host alien life ever discovered - and it's right in Earth's backyard, cosmically speaking. Bonfils and his colleagues found Ross 128b using the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS ), an instrument at the European Southern Observatory's La Silla Observatory in Chile. (more...)
Wonder Woman 2 Will Now Release on November 1, 2019 Wonder Woman 2 Will Now Release on November 1, 2019
- November 16, 2017

The insider added: "She's tough and stands by her principles". The original Wonder Woman flick was a smashing success at it was released in June of this year with a worldwide gross of almost $822 million ($412 million domestically). Earlier this month, Warner Bros . severed its ties with Ratner amid multiple sexual harassment claims made against him. "He was the film's director, Brett Ratner ". (more...)
Cavaliers earn 11-seed in 39th straight NCAA Tournament appearance Cavaliers earn 11-seed in 39th straight NCAA Tournament appearance
- November 16, 2017

Michigan State led the way with a No. 7 seed, while WMU and UM earned No. 10 and 13 seeds, respectively. This is Clemson's fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth and fifth under head coach Mike Noonan, and it is the fourth consecutive year that the Tigers have earned a first round bye. (more...)
Salman Khan unveils his 'Race 3' look Salman Khan unveils his 'Race 3' look
- November 14, 2017

The "Kick" star is all set to get our hearts racing with her upcoming film " Race 3 " alongside Salman Khan . It also features Saqib, Bobby and Daisy in key roles. This time the makers even have replaced the directors Abbas-Mustan from the choreographer-director Remo D'Souza. Salman was seen walking away with Juhi Chawla in Deewana Mastana (1997), while Anil shook a leg with him in the song Jalwa in Wanted (2009). (more...)
Kanye West Is Laughing At Taylor Swift's Diss Tracks Kanye West Is Laughing At Taylor Swift's Diss Tracks
- November 12, 2017

To follow the song's metaphor, Hiddleston is the getaway vehicle driver who whisks Swift away from another man ("Well he was running after us / I was screaming 'Go go go!'"). However, with lyrics like "I don't like your little games / I don't like your tilted stage / The role you made me play: of the fool / No, I don't like you", paired with the now infamous telephone vocal effect where Swift says, "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now / "Why?" Who do YOU think each song is ... (more...)
Alibaba smashes Singles' Day records with 39% sales lift Alibaba smashes Singles' Day records with 39% sales lift
- November 12, 2017

Singles' Day now marks the start of a 24-day shopping festival. Alibaba offers an e-commerce marketplace, while JD.com has a more vertical operation like Amazon ( AMZN ). Alipay processed 1.5 billion payment transactions in total, up 41% from 2016, and processed 256,000 transactions per second at peak. It is expected that an estimated 1.5 billion parcels related to the event will be shipped over the next six days to millions of people across more than 600 cities. (more...)
AT&T may have to dump CNN to get Time Warner deal approved AT&T may have to dump CNN to get Time Warner deal approved
- November 12, 2017

U.S. authorities have told AT&T and Time Warner they must sell the CNN news channel or satellite operator DirecTV to get the green light for their merger, a source close to the deal told AFP on Wednesday. Some US commentators claim president Donald Trump - a severe critic of CNN - is behind the DoJ's alleged demands. Raj Shah, a White House spokesman, said in a separate statement that Trump "did not speak with the Attorney General about this matter, and no White House official was ... (more...)
All New Star Wars Trilogy Coming After Episode IX All New Star Wars Trilogy Coming After Episode IX
- November 11, 2017

Soon fans will be able to check out Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it hits USA theaters on December 15, 2017. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release in December. " Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it". The next chapter of the new trilogy, The Last Jedi , arrives this December, and J.J. (more...)
Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service
- November 11, 2017

During a quarterly earnings call yesterday with investors, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the news . As part of its plans to create a brand new streaming platform to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, Disney has also revealed it will be producing brand new original content . (more...)
Accio! Every Single 'Harry Potter' Film Is Coming to HBO Accio! Every Single 'Harry Potter' Film Is Coming to HBO
- November 11, 2017

Rowling's deeply powerful and imaginative universe in a new, truly immersive way", said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Like Pokémon Go , the game's emphasis will be on going out and exploring the real world through a smartphone and its camera. (more...)
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's Morning Show Drama Is Headed to Apple
- November 09, 2017

Apple streaming services announced on Wednesday the two actresses will co-star and produce a new untitled scripted series that goes behind-the scenes of a television morning show. The new show will reunite the two actresses. The show, T.H.R. reports, will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how America's morning show stars really live and work-with some background inspiration from Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV . (more...)
Mariah Carey's security guard threatens to sue for sexual harassment Mariah Carey's security guard threatens to sue for sexual harassment
- November 09, 2017

Mariah Carey appears to be the first female entertainer publicly accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal , which has seen more than 75 women accuse the producer of sexual misconduct. Earlier this week, Mariah was said to have undergone surgery to lose weight , according to a new shocking report . Apparently the singer became self-conscious of her weight after viewing cruel comments online. (more...)
'Kevin Spacey Sexually Assaulted My Son' 'Kevin Spacey Sexually Assaulted My Son'
- November 09, 2017

Heather Unruh, a former anchor at television station WCVB, told reporters Wednesday that Spacey bought her "starstruck" then 18-year-old son "drink after drink after drink" at a crowded restaurant in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in July 2016, and then "stuck his hand inside my son's trousers and grabbed his genitals". (more...)
Gordon and Hosmer both win another Gold Glove Gordon and Hosmer both win another Gold Glove
- November 09, 2017

Managers and coaches from the American and National leagues vote on the awards, which honor the best fielding performances in each position in both leagues. · Arenado led all National League third baseman in total chances (423), assists (311), double plays (39), defensive WAR (2.3), and range factor per game (2.64) while ranking second in fielding percentage (.979) and third in zone rating (.832). (more...)
UK MP apologises for lying about undisclosed meetings in Israel UK MP apologises for lying about undisclosed meetings in Israel
- November 08, 2017

She said they had also been attended by Stuart Polak, the honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel and an influential pro-Israel lobbyist. In a clarification, on Monday she said that "this was not the case" and that he "did become aware of the visit, but not in advance of it". It was confirmed that Ms Patel did not reveal her meetings only afterwards. (more...)
Lamar Odom Collapsed at a Nightclub Lamar Odom Collapsed at a Nightclub
- November 07, 2017

The medical emergency comes after Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband spent a "heavy night of drinking" and partying, according to TMZ , with the publication adding Lamar "slumped" on the floor of a VIP booth. It's no secret that Odom has faced lots of struggles with alcohol and drug abuse. His ex-wife Khloe Kardashian - whom he was still married to but estranged from at the time - was by his side for much of his recovery process. (more...)
Police investigate 'credible' rape claim against Weinstein Police investigate 'credible' rape claim against Weinstein
- November 05, 2017

The Manhattan District Attorney's office tells CBS News that they have assigned a senior sex crimes prosecutor to investigate this case. The 33-year-old met the disgraced Oscar victor at a party in October, 2010, and the pair shared a ride home together, she told CBS News. (more...)
Broadcom is reportedly exploring a massive acquisition of $80 billion Qualcomm
- November 04, 2017

A Qualcomm spokeswoman declined to comment. No final decisions have been made and there's no guarantee a deal will go ahead. The potential offer is a premium of 27.6 percent to Qualcomm's Thursday close. At issue between Qualcomm and Apple are licensing fees the chipmaker charges for patents that cover the basics of how mobile phone systems work. (more...)
Hairy Heidi Klum Dons 'Thriller' Werewolf Guise for Halloween Bash Hairy Heidi Klum Dons 'Thriller' Werewolf Guise for Halloween Bash
- November 02, 2017

Every year the supermodel hosts her own Halloween party and blows everyone away with her awesome costumes, and this year will be the 18th annual Heidi Halloween Party. "Obviously it's hard because I can't dance like Michael Jackson ". Additionally, she arrived with a crew of zombies to the party, dancing like in the Thriller video. (more...)
NSFW I, Tonya trailer flips off biopic tradition NSFW I, Tonya trailer flips off biopic tradition
- November 02, 2017

The movie highlights Harding's tumultuous relationships with her chain-smoking, tough-as-nails, acid-tongued mother ( Allison Janney ) and hotheaded ex-husband Jeff Gillooly ( Sebastian Stan ). Shane attacked the skater in a corridor at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, bruising her leg badly enough to keep her out of the National Championship that Tonya won. (more...)
Khloe Kardashian's recent post about boyfriend Tristan Thompson appears to confirm pregnancy Khloe Kardashian's recent post about boyfriend Tristan Thompson appears to confirm pregnancy
- November 02, 2017

Of course, Kardashian has posted cryptic Snapchats in the past calling Thompson "dad", so this could mean nothing. They took home the Best Couples Costume award of the party. The jury is still out on whether or not Kylie Jenner is pregnant. However, Jenner has also not directly confirmed her pregnancy. But a few followers seemed to spot an apparent "lack" of baby bump in the photo. (more...)
India ranks 100 in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business list India ranks 100 in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business list
- November 01, 2017

According to the World Bank's latest annual ease of doing business report, India now ranks 100th among 190 countries. "Predictably, this has sent a chill through the business community and no "ease of doing business" is visible there", he added. (more...)
Selena Gomez All Smiles, Sings 'Wolves' After The Weeknd Split News Selena Gomez All Smiles, Sings 'Wolves' After The Weeknd Split News
- November 01, 2017

Us Weekly reports that Selena is considering getting back together with Bieber , but they're not official as of now. News that he's "upset" with seeing Gomez spark things up with her ex. Then, a short time later, as many fans anticipated, Gomez and The Weeknd parted ways. The source continued: " Selena and Justin realized it was time to grow past their history and move on". (more...)
Linkin Park remember Chester Bennington with concert
- October 30, 2017

At the same time as Bennington's body was discovered, but before news of his death became public, Linkin Park released the music video for the newest single from its seventh studio album, " One More Light ". Mike Shinoda performed an emotional Chester Bennington tribute song called " Looking For An Answer ". "When the band played " Numb " with Chester's mic standing centre stage lit by a single spotlight, there was no singer on stage, but rather the thousands of fans in attendance ... (more...)
Kathy Griffin Blasts TMZ's Harvey Levin, Releases His Personal Number
- October 29, 2017

Kathy Griffin is calling out Andy Cohen for saying he doesn't know her. No matter how specific the reporter got, all Cohen could ask was "Who?" UPDATED with reaction from Andy Cohen : Shortly after Griffin posted her dragging of Harvey Levin and Andy Cohen , Cohen took to Twitter to say, "I am completely stunned by this story". (more...)
Kardashians sign huge deal for five more seasons Kardashians sign huge deal for five more seasons
- October 28, 2017

Of course, momager Kris Jenner has come closest among the family to outright confirm that Khloe is pregnant, telling Entertainment Tonight that she is "over the moon" about her daughter being in a great place in here life. It looks like the Kardashian clan is getting bigger and bigger and they are already preparing the next generation of reality TV stars. She's not taking her weight gain "well at all", and is also anxious Tristan, 26, will dump her in the delivery room just like he ... (more...)
Brother of Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Arrested In Los Angeles Brother of Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Arrested In Los Angeles
- October 27, 2017

His bail was set at $US60,000 ($A78,000), according to police . According to Los Angeles County criminal records, Paddock has had several run-ins with the police , including assault and battery charges in 1989 and a variety of property crimes and driving without a license around 1994 and 1995. (more...)
Maroon 5 tour includes Boston, Hartford shows Maroon 5 tour includes Boston, Hartford shows
- October 27, 2017

The performance will be part of a tour for Maroon 5's new album, Red Pill Blues , the pop group's sixth studio album. The Red Pill Blues Tour is going to be jam-packed with dates and locations and feature a special guest! Maroon 5 will also be dropping by Philadelphia as their second-to-last city on the tour. (more...)
Terry Richardson whines about being axed from Condé Nast Terry Richardson whines about being axed from Condé Nast
- October 27, 2017

A spokesman for Richardson told the Telegraph last week that "You are basing a story off of random comments on Instagram and old stories that have already been addressed". The article claimed Richardson had been accused by models of making them strip and perform sex acts during photoshoots. After the controversy in 2014, Vogue said the mag had " no plans to work with him in the future". (more...)
Dead after Shooting at Grambling State University, Suspect Still at Large Dead after Shooting at Grambling State University, Suspect Still at Large
- October 27, 2017

Caldwell was not a student at the university , Sutton added. In order to keep students safe, the sheriff has made plans for "extra patrol on and around GSU campus for the foreseeable future". There's no place for viciousness on Grambling State University grounds. The campus was not put on lockdown following the incident, but students are being advised to stay inside. (more...)
Latest Harvey Weinstein Accuser Claims He Forced Oral Sex During Her Period Latest Harvey Weinstein Accuser Claims He Forced Oral Sex During Her Period
- October 26, 2017

Another actress has come forward claiming Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her and has filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company alleging it "condoned and enabled" his misconduct. Herman said Huett is not alleging Weinstein raped her because she could have walked out. It wasn't the first time Weinstein had acted inappropriately toward her, she said. (more...)
Fallen soldier's widow says she is 'very angry' about President Trump's call Fallen soldier's widow says she is 'very angry' about President Trump's call
- October 25, 2017

Lemon played a clip of Mrs Johnson's interview with ABC where she said she had been moved to tears with anger and frustration at the president's response. Myeshia Johnson appeared on " Good Morning America " on Monday and said, when he called her last week, "I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband's name, and that's what hurt me the most, because if my husband is out there fighting for our country and risked his life for our country, why can't you remember his name?" "What ... (more...)
Singapore to Start Limiting Private Car Ownership Singapore to Start Limiting Private Car Ownership
- October 25, 2017

A limited number are made available via auction annually. LTA said the adjustments to the vehicle growth rate will not affect the supply of certificates of entitlement (COE), as the quota is determined by the number of vehicle deregistrations. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' season 8: Kit Harington cried after reading script 'Game of Thrones' season 8: Kit Harington cried after reading script
- October 24, 2017

Meanwhile, watch Kit Harington being interviewed about the Season 8 finale below. While the HBO fantasy drama is one of the biggest television shows in the entire world now, the 30-year-old actor claims the producers' original attempt at episode one was a disaster. (more...)
Matt Damon and George Clooney Share What They Knew About Harvey Weinstein Matt Damon and George Clooney Share What They Knew About Harvey Weinstein
- October 24, 2017

Matt Damon says that he was aware of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment of Gwyneth Paltrow . "This level of criminal sexual predation was not something I ever thought was going on", he added. Since The New York Times published an explosive article on the disgraced movie mogul which contained allegations of sexual harassment and abuse over three decades , more victims of sexual harassment have been encouraged to share their stories. (more...)
Justin Timberlake Addresses Returning to Super Bowl After 2004 Janet Jackson Exposure Justin Timberlake Addresses Returning to Super Bowl After 2004 Janet Jackson Exposure
- October 24, 2017

JT fits the bill of a halftime act to a T: a mainstream, relatively safe megastar (never mind the "D - - in a Box" skit on " SNL ") who is readying the follow-up to his last album, 2013's "The 20/20 Experience", and will likely launch a big tour once his new record is ready to drop. (more...)
President Trump to allow release of classified JFK assassination documents President Trump to allow release of classified JFK assassination documents
- October 22, 2017

Also, Trump was not clear about whether he would publish all of the documents in full, or with some of them redacted. The National Archives is required to release all of its JFK documents by Thursday, 25 years to the day after President George H.W. (more...)
Trump Celebrates Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights Trump Celebrates Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights
- October 22, 2017

In his remarks, Mr. Trump said Indian-American neighbours and friends have made incredible contributions to the country - and to the world. The fireworks signify Lord Ram's return to his kingdom after being exiled for 14 years and defeating King Ravana, when the local people set off their own version of fireworks. (more...)
The Most Heartbreaking Moments From Demi Lovato's New Documentary The Most Heartbreaking Moments From Demi Lovato's New Documentary
- October 21, 2017

In her documentary, Demi goes into detail about a recent eating disorder relapse that was triggered by her breakup with her long-term boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama , that happened in June previous year. "I just came to the breaking point". Body image, what I'm going to eat next, what I wish I could be eating, what I wish I didn't eat. I met him on January 11 of 2010, and it was at a PSA shoot at his house for the 2010 census forms. (more...)
Dow opens above 23000, powered by IBM (IBM, ABT, CVS, CMG) Dow opens above 23000, powered by IBM (IBM, ABT, CVS, CMG)
- October 21, 2017

Wall Street opened quietly on Tuesday as positive results from big investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley failed to fuel the optimism that has led the major indexes to record highs. tax reforms also supported the greenback. The 30-stock index is on track for a third session of gains, and on Friday the Dow posted a fifth straight week of gains. (more...)

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