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Bon Jovi finally inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bon Jovi finally inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- December 15, 2017

Four of the winners of the fans' ballot - Bon Jovi , The Cars , Dire Straits and The Moody Blues - will be inducted as performers in 2018. It was, 'Let's go out and make this happen.' And we actually did. But this year, the five inductees are nearly a mirror image of the top fan vote-getters, as though the electors didn't know whom to vote for and watched the results of the straw poll for guidance. (more...)
Russell Simmons Faces New Rape Allegations Russell Simmons Faces New Rape Allegations
- December 14, 2017

Russell Simmons has been accused of rape by four women in incidents spanning from 1983 to 1996 in New York Times and Los Angeles Times reports both published Wednesday (Dec. Numerous alleged victims have now left the music industry - either as artists or executives - due largely to their negative experiences with Simmons, they said. (more...)
Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor starrer 'Fanne Khan — New Logo Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor starrer 'Fanne Khan — New Logo
- December 11, 2017

Anil Kapoor, who had shared wonderful camaraderie with Salman Khan, in 'No Entry , ' is all set to reunite with the superstar. The soiree was attended by KriArj Entertainment producers, Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor, and Fanne Khan stars, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. (more...)
WWE Wrestler Rich Swann Busted for Allegedly Battering, Imprisoning Wife WWE Wrestler Rich Swann Busted for Allegedly Battering, Imprisoning Wife
- December 11, 2017

According to the police report issued, the attack was on 28-year old wrestler Su Yung , real name Vannarah Riggs and Swann's wife. According to the arrest report, the two were traveling from the event and began arguing after Swann was criticizing Yung's performance and began to get angry with her. (more...)
Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested for disorderly intoxication in Miami Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested for disorderly intoxication in Miami
- December 11, 2017

A video circulated on social media showed Buress handcuffed against a Miami patrol vehicle and talking to officers. "Am I under arrest? What am I detained for?" And though it was later revealed that Buress was actually arrested for disorderly intoxication, the cops apparently told him he was being arrested for trespassing when he asked, to which one of the bystanders responded, "Who's pressing charges on the trespass?" The officer eventually loses patience with Buress and firmly guides ... (more...)
It's a Tuscan affair: Pictures of Anushka-Virat's dreamy wedding venue It's a Tuscan affair: Pictures of Anushka-Virat's dreamy wedding venue
- December 10, 2017

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli soon going to tying the knot in Italy in the coming week. Now why would you ask your family priest to travel with you if not for a very subtle (hint: wedding) family event. Anushka's star-studded guest list includes big names. Anushka Sharma was spotted at Mumbai International airport with her family on Dec 8, amid reports that the power couple are all set for a winter wedding in Italy later this month. (more...)
Aaj Ki Baat December 7 episode: Mani Shankar Aiyar's atrocious remarks Aaj Ki Baat December 7 episode: Mani Shankar Aiyar's atrocious remarks
- December 10, 2017

Aiyar. PM Modi said Aiyar came from a good family, has a number of university degrees, was a diplomat for a number of years and remained a Minister in the Manmohan Singh government, but was resorting to such insults. "I beg to the people of India- please let them be". Modi was quick to respond to Aiyar's comment on Thursday itself. Modi was quick enough to say that the people of Gujarat will answer Aiyar when they vote for assembly elections on December 9 and 14. (more...)
Amazon Echo and Music Unlimited coming to 28 new markets Amazon Echo and Music Unlimited coming to 28 new markets
- December 10, 2017

On Friday, Amazon announced that it was expanding both the Echo and its online music service, Amazon Music Unlimited, to 28 new countries. Additionally, you will also be able to stream out that particular music from the YouTube app. According to some reports , the new YouTube Music service will be called Remix. The merger of the two teams was the first step towards the creation of an entirely new service to cater to the music-centric chunk of users. (more...)
Bryan Singer 'categorically denies' allegations of rape Bryan Singer 'categorically denies' allegations of rape
- December 09, 2017

In 2014, actor and model Michael Egan sued Singer, claiming that the entertainment industry bigshot had forced him to have sex. The alleged victim accused the director of forcing him to perform oral sex and anally penetrating him. confirmed that Singer is no longer the biopic's director. Guzman said the alleged incident lead him to "to experience severe psychological, mental and emotional injuries, shame, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life". (more...)
102-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor guest of honor at memorial service 102-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor guest of honor at memorial service
- December 08, 2017

Missouri, and Pearl Harbor memorials can be seen behind them in the harbor. Snow's father was stabbed in the back while at war but was able to recover. We must never forget". But they made sure to remember those who were. The single vote against Congress's declaration of war against Japan came from Rep. (more...)
Sensex jumps 150 points; NTPC, Tata Steel top gainers
- December 08, 2017

The benchmark BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty opened higher on Thursday. Investors seemed to be bargain buying after the recent fall. Stocks of state-run oil marketing companies such as HPCL, BPCL and International Olympic Committee recorded gains of up to 1.83 per cent after global crude prices dropped by almost three per cent to trade below $63 a barrel. (more...)
Doug Jones: Al Franken should quit for good of the country Doug Jones: Al Franken should quit for good of the country
- December 07, 2017

Sure, not all of them are child molesters (as far as we know), but this Roy Moore saga is proof that abusing a child is not a disqualifying trait for holding Republican office-so at minimum, the Republican Party are child molester sympathizers. (more...)
Black Mirror Season 4 Premiere Date Revealed in New Trailer
- December 07, 2017

With such wide-ranging scope (including the technological and psychological paranoia fans have come to expect from the show), this season is sure to have something to pique the interest of nearly all sci-fi enthusiasts this holiday season. In season 4, the series is sewn even closer to reality via two episodes where technology-as always-is integral, but broken humanity is the ultimate source of dread. (more...)
150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California 150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California
- December 07, 2017

In a scene reminiscent of the October fires in the North Bay, video posted by the Los Angeles Times showed dozens of homes burning in one neighborhood as the fire raced through terrain that reportedly had not burned for decades. The 405 Freeway in Bentwood has been closed as crews try to tend to the blaze. The newspaper said evacuations have been ordered in the Sullivan and Mandeville canyon area. (more...)
Big changes coming; Hours away from Arctic air arriving Big changes coming; Hours away from Arctic air arriving
- December 06, 2017

Elsewhere lows in the middle to upper 30s will be felt as far south as the coastline. "By Friday the United Kingdom will be in an Arctic Maritime air mass with temperatures across the country staying in low single figures by day and below freezing by night". (more...)
Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer fired from movie Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer fired from movie
- December 05, 2017

Wikimedia Commons/Carl LenderQueen biopic in the works starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury . It is being reported that production for the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been put on hold after the film's director/producer Bryan Singer had been fired. (more...)
Netflix Announces More Than 200 Releases for 2018 Netflix Announces More Than 200 Releases for 2018
- December 05, 2017

When the fifth season of the Emmy-winning show came to a close, fans watched as Wright's character, Claire Underwood, declared, "My turn". Sarandos said the final season would star Robin Wright in the lead. Season six was already set to be House of Cards' last before the allegations broke. Netflix has fully parted ways with Spacey, cancelling the " Gore " film it had in the pipeline that was set to star Spacey. (more...)
Washington Post Poll of Alabama Senate Race Oversamples Democrats Washington Post Poll of Alabama Senate Race Oversamples Democrats
- December 05, 2017

That is well within the poll's 4.5-point margin of error, but the survey does show that the allegations of sexual misconduct have severely hurt the Republican candidate who was once seen as the favorite to easily win the race. Less than half of Mr. Moore's supporters, 48 percent, say they're voting for him because he's the "best person for the job". Three late-November polls , however, show Moore leading Jones. (more...)
Selena Gomez is proud of how honest female musicians have become Selena Gomez is proud of how honest female musicians have become
- December 03, 2017

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for BillboardSelena Gomez accepted her Woman of the Year award at the Billboard Women in Music event Thursday night, tearfully thanking her best friend and kidney donor, Francia Raisa . Accepting the award, Gomez said that she was grateful for all the support she has received throughout her career. Does she feel like it is a battle scar? She cherishes on/off beau Justin Bieber and is best friends with her ex, the Weeknd. (more...)
Mueller removed top Federal Bureau of Investigation agent over possible anti-Trump texts Mueller removed top Federal Bureau of Investigation agent over possible anti-Trump texts
- December 03, 2017

The swift removal undoubtedly reflected a desire to insulate the investigators from any claims of political bias or favoritism. Spicer's comments indicated Flynn's ouster was driven by Trump's frustration that the adviser had misled Vice President Pence and others and not the fact he discussed sanctions with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . (more...)
Selena Gomez Honors Kidney Donor at 'Billboard Woman of the Year' Selena Gomez Honors Kidney Donor at 'Billboard Woman of the Year'
- December 02, 2017

The 25-year-old singer, who is back in the arms of lover Justin Bieber , stunned in a pair of high-waisted leather pants, which she twinned with a revealing black bustier. "She came up to me and introduced herself to me and said she was a huge fan". The 25-year-old, who remained tearful throughout, thanked her family and her team for sticking with her through "hard times" and making her believe in her talent even when she doesn't herself. (more...)
'Stranger Things' Season 3 Given the Green Light by Netflix 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Given the Green Light by Netflix
- December 02, 2017

You can catch Stranger Things season 1 & 2 now streaming on Netflix . And those claims proved to be true, as the streaming service confirmed today that we'll get to see more from our favourite sci-fi show. " Stranger Things " Season 2 nine-episodes came out just a few days before Halloween and one of the earliest episodes centered around the kids dressed up as Ghostbusters at school. (more...)
Chinese actress Liu Yifei cast as Disney's Mulan Chinese actress Liu Yifei cast as Disney's Mulan
- December 01, 2017

Chinese actress Liu Yifei , also known as Crystal Liu, is set to star as the title woman warrior in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese tale. In Liu, Disney found the complete package. Liu also stood out because Disney were looking for an ethnic Chinese woman in order to defer to cultural accuracy. (more...)
CBS Cancels Wisdom of the Crowd Following Allegations Against Jeremy Piven CBS Cancels Wisdom of the Crowd Following Allegations Against Jeremy Piven
- November 30, 2017

The photo included his Wisdom co-stars, Richard T. Jones, Natalia Tena, Monica Potter, Ion Overman and Blake Lee. Last month, actress Ariane Bellamar accused Piven of groping her while they were on " Entourage ". The only new show on CBS to see its tenure curbed was the underperforming Me, Myself and I ., which was pulled from the schedule in early November. (more...)
Avengers: Infinity War's Trailer Is Finally Here Avengers: Infinity War's Trailer Is Finally Here
- November 30, 2017

I especially loved the ending of the trailer! The Avengers and other Marvel heroes witness the arrival of the evil Thanos ( Josh Brolin ) and his creatures as he continues collecting the final Infinity Stones which he places into his Infinity Gauntlet, assuring his ultimate power. (more...)
'Saturday Night Live' Announces Its Last Three Hosts of 2017
- November 29, 2017

As Kevin Hart famously once said, "It's about to go down!" (Radio.com) December 2017 is set to be big month of music for Saturday Night Live . See the official announcement tweet from the show here. The next episode will air December 9th, hosted by The Deuce's James Franco with musical guest SZA . Meanwhile, U2 will be the musical guest that night. (more...)
Greta Gerwig Still Can't Believe Lady Bird's Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score Greta Gerwig Still Can't Believe Lady Bird's Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Score
- November 29, 2017

The movie's unprecedented success with reviewers since its premiere on September 1 has resulted in the dethroning of Rotten Tomatoes' previous highest-rated movie, Toy Story 2 , which was released in 1999. The coming-of-age flick isn't the only film with 100%, but the more fresh reviews without getting a single rotten, the better the score. "We put our heart and souls into this movie, and the last step of this deeply collaborative art form of filmmaking is giving the film to the ... (more...)
President Trump Now Says That Wasn't Him on Access Hollywood Tape President Trump Now Says That Wasn't Him on Access Hollywood Tape
- November 28, 2017

Donald Trump has been suggesting that the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape that surfaced during the presidential election is a fake. Trump could be heard in the recording telling host Billy Bush that he kissed and groped women without asking for consent. (more...)
Major US Massage Chain Hit With Sexual Assault Scandal Major US Massage Chain Hit With Sexual Assault Scandal
- November 28, 2017

Massage Envy, the nation's largest massage franchise, says it is planning to "strengthen" its policies after more than 180 women have come forward with accusations of sexual assault against the company's massage therapists and managers. Some locations continue to keep abusers on staff, while others have quietly fired accused therapists without reporting them to police, allowing them to move on in their careers without repercussions. (more...)
Ashley Graham, Fergie, Rachel Platten Arrive at Miss Universe Pageant 2017 Ashley Graham, Fergie, Rachel Platten Arrive at Miss Universe Pageant 2017
- November 28, 2017

Mittenaere has spent the past year in New York City living the life of a Miss Universe celebrity, after her 2016 win at the pageant that was held in the Philippines. The beauty pageant contestants competed in a number of categories, including swimsuit, evening gown and a question-and-answer period. Model Ashley Graham will also host. (more...)
Kris Jenner Compares Daughters' Pregnancies To A 'Faucet' That Won't Turn Off
- November 28, 2017

Later, when the family is eating Thanksgiving dinner together, Kris breaks down when daughter Kylie Jenner says she is the most thankful for her. "One of my favorite traditions during the holidays is to shop for all the kids for Christmas - and now, it's extra special because I get to shop for all the grandkids", Kris gushes. (more...)
Meghan Markle Wore A Chic White Wrap Coat To Announce Her Engagement Meghan Markle Wore A Chic White Wrap Coat To Announce Her Engagement
- November 28, 2017

They were both pleasantly surprised by their blind date. "I said, 'Can I say yes now?'" "I really do admin - add my the way Harry and Hezbollah have..." the text on screen read. Exasperated by the media frenzy, the palace also released an extraordinary statement attacking the "sexism" and "racism" directed at Markle, who is of mixed race. (more...)
Donald Trump posts weird reply to tweet accusing him of stoking racism Donald Trump posts weird reply to tweet accusing him of stoking racism
- November 26, 2017

Steve recommends that you check out " The Square " in theaters now, and tell him all about it. While a pair of $495 sneakers might not be on most people's Christmas list, don't be surprise to see people buy a pair or two, if it meant never having to see another "Make America Great" hat again. (more...)
British Censor Board clears Padmavati 'uncut' for 1 December release British Censor Board clears Padmavati 'uncut' for 1 December release
- November 25, 2017

However, even if the producers of Padmavati got a favourable order from the apex court against Sharma's new plea and also received a nod from the Indian censor board for the movie's release, they may still not be out of the woods. Ghaywan was present at the screening of his short film Juice - backed by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films - on Wednesday, 22 November, when he was asked about filmmakers' creative freedom in the wake of the controversy surrounding Sanjay Leela ... (more...)
Fallen Kingdom Producer Provides Small Tease Fallen Kingdom Producer Provides Small Tease
- November 25, 2017

For now, Owen and his cute, purring baby raptor will have to do. It appears that he knows what he's doing because the little carnivorous hatchling purrs and cuddles up to his hand. Trevorrow released the tease on Twitter earlier today (you can view a GIF of it below). The filmmaker said that not only would that be an interesting idea to explore, it would also open up a number of possibilities for the expansion of the universe. (more...)
Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'OFF limits' to the media Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'OFF limits' to the media
- November 25, 2017

Rory Farquharson is the lucky individual who has caught Malia's eye. He has been described by his former school chums as " popular " and " quite a catch ", and even appeared alongside Prince Harry in a video played at the 2015 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony. (more...)
Iranian Hacker Charged with Extortion over HBO Cyberattack Iranian Hacker Charged with Extortion over HBO Cyberattack
- November 24, 2017

An Iranian man with ties to the country's military taunted HBO employees with the e-mail greeting "Hi All losers!" before announcing he'd stolen scripts to unreleased Game Of Thrones episodes and other sensitive data, USA prosecutors said . (more...)
U.S. officials charge Iranian man in 'Game of Thrones' hack U.S. officials charge Iranian man in 'Game of Thrones' hack
- November 24, 2017

In his hack-and-extort campaign against HBO , Mesri identified locations the company's staff used for remote access, compromised "multiple user accounts" of staff and contractors, and from there, logged into HBO's systems, the indictment said. (more...)
Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sexual assault Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sexual assault
- November 24, 2017

I have no animosity toward any one. Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney accused Nassar of sexually abused them when they were teenagers. London 2012 champion Douglas said: "I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and some things were extremely painful". (more...)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend pregnant with second child Chrissy Teigen and John Legend pregnant with second child
- November 24, 2017

Chrissy Teigen's people have spoken and they told her...not to get bangs. News if she one day wanted to have another child at an event in Los Angeles in early November, Teigen revealed she was indeed "working on it". But Teigen and husband John Legend have always been open about their struggles to conceive , so this news is just that much sweeter for fans of the superstar couple. (more...)
Kris Jenner Might've Accidentally Confirmed Khloe and Kylie's Pregnancies on Instagram Kris Jenner Might've Accidentally Confirmed Khloe and Kylie's Pregnancies on Instagram
- November 23, 2017

Kim also recently chose to drink a sardine smoothie instead of addressing Kylie's reported baby news and Khloé's reported baby news, because #sistersforever. Kris posted a pic of multiple pairs of pajamas, writing, "Can't wait to cuddle up with the kids #holidayseason thank you for a collection for every one of my grandchildren". (more...)
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...)