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Meryl Streep joins 'Big Little Lies 2' cast

Meryl Streep joins 'Big Little Lies 2' cast Streep previously won Emmys for the 1978 miniseries " Holocaust ", the 2003 miniseries adaptation of " Angels in America " and just a year ago for her narration on "Five Came Back". In the second season, Celeste will be "reeling from her husband Perry's death" and find herself "adrift, but determined to fight for her family and find the woman she once was", HBO added. [Full Article...]

'Call Me By Your Name,' Rachel Morrison Head Up Queer Oscar Noms

'Call Me By Your Name,' Rachel Morrison Head Up Queer Oscar Noms In terms of diversity, perhaps the most conspicuous oversight was Hong Chau, who co-starred in the otherwise tepidly received "Downsizing", which likely contributed to her failing to make the cut. "The best supporting actor nominees include: William Dafoe, "The Florida Project"; Woody Harrelson, " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"; Christoph... [Full Article...]

Alison Brie Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Brother-in-Law James Franco

Alison Brie Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Brother-in-Law James Franco When the actor collected his award, one of his accusers said it "was like a slap in my face ". However, Tither-Kaplan, 26, does believe that Franco, 39, abused his power and influence when teaching at his Studio 4 film school, which made her and four other women who accused the actor of sexual harassment afraid to speak out for years. [Full Article...]

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nods with 13; Franco, Hanks snubbed

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nods with 13; Franco, Hanks snubbed Movie fans can visit numerous real-world destinations depicted in this year's Oscar-nominated films, from the beaches of France where " Dunkirk " took place to a historic Toronto theater where " Shape of Water " was shot. Unlike his " The Post " co-star Streep, double-time Academy Award victor Tom Hanks did not receive a nomination in the Best Actor segment. Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, ... [Full Article...]

The Woman Who Helped Inspire 'Rosie The Riveter' Has Died

The Woman Who Helped Inspire 'Rosie The Riveter' Has Died She was one of millions of women who filled the workforce during World War II . They toiled in factories as welders, builders of planes and assemblers of war vehicles. For decades, a MI woman named Geraldine Hoff Doyle had been identified as the inspiration for Rosie. It was based on a photograph of a woman standing at a lathe, which was published by a number of magazines in 1943 but never ca... [Full Article...]

WWE releases Enzo Amore following sexual assault allegation

WWE releases Enzo Amore following sexual assault allegation But probably one of the biggest surprises to come out of this story is that, according to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Amore was well aware of the allegations , however neglected to inform WWE of it. "I RESPECT ANYONE STRONG ENOUGH TO SPEAK UP ABOUT ASSAULT, IF ITS f-kING TRUE". Though he was reportedly prone to aggravating his fellow Superstars backstage, Enzo was a much-needed shot in th... [Full Article...]

Wellington vampire movie to be remade as pilot for US TV series

Wellington vampire movie to be remade as pilot for US TV series So far, the plot details are being kept under wraps, but Kayvan Novak , Matt Berry ( IT Crowd fans, rejoice!), Natasia Demetriou , and Harvey Guillen have been cast in the half-hour series. It has not been said that Clement and Waititi will appear onscreen. The fictional documentary chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates that are trying to get by in a modern world that's no... [Full Article...]

Netflix writes down the cost of canceled Spacey and Louis CK projects

Netflix writes down the cost of canceled Spacey and Louis CK projects Netflix said the charge, disclosed in its fourth-quarter earnings report , was related to "unreleased content we've decided not to move forward with ". He reportedly created a toxic working environment via a pattern of sexual harassment and intimidation, particularly at the height of its popularity. [Full Article...]

Oscars: 6 new rules to prevent another best picture envelope gaffe

Oscars: 6 new rules to prevent another best picture envelope gaffe One year after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway falsely announced La La Land as the best picture Oscar victor instead of Moonlight , the accounting firm responsible for the snafu, PricewaterhouseCoopers , has new regulations in place for this year's Sunday, March 4, ceremony. [Full Article...]

Fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88 Some of her best work was " The Left Hand of Darkness " and the " Earthsea " series. Le Guin was made the U.S. Library of Congress Living Legend in the "Writers and Artists" category. In 2014, Gaiman presented her withthe National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. There are dozens more awards that she earned, but suffice to say that she was beloved and res... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin Dropped By Payment Processor Stripe

Bitcoin Dropped By Payment Processor Stripe Carlo said that because of the lengthy transaction times, fails due to fluctuations and exorbitant fees, the company has seen the desire from customers to accept bitcoin decrease. Rising fees and longer transaction times as a result of price fluctuations also lessened its appeal, Stripe said. "Transaction confirmation times have risen substantially; this, in turn, has led to an increase ... [Full Article...]

Apple HomePod Launch Date & Price Confirmed, Pre-Orders Available This Friday

Apple HomePod Launch Date & Price Confirmed, Pre-Orders Available This Friday Siri, now with over half a billion users, portrays a deep understanding of your taste of music and with her help, the HomePod will be able to assist you in a variety of other jobs as well. When HomePod was initially announced at WWDC last summer , the feature list was rather limited. When it was first unveiled last winter, the HomePod's main marketing advantage was its allegedly superior audi... [Full Article...]

Twitter loses key exec Anthony Noto, sparking concerns over turnaround

Twitter loses key exec Anthony Noto, sparking concerns over turnaround Dorsey said Twitter had no plans to replace Noto, whose business operations and revenue-generating operations responsibilities would be assumed by other members of its leadership team. It's something of an open secret in Silicon Valley circles that Noto has been the person in charge of Twitter for the last couple of years. "His departure is clearly not an endorsement of Twitter's immediate prosp... [Full Article...]

Indian Delegation Evacuated After Gas Leak In London

Indian Delegation Evacuated After Gas Leak In London Heaven nightclub was also cleared and guests at a nearby hotel were moved into emergency accommodation. A 100m cordon was set up while engineers searched for the source of the leak. "As soon as the word evacuation was heard from security staff everyone was trying to get out as fast as possible". Westminster City Council leader Nickie Aiken said the Queen Mother Leisure Centre in Vauxhall Brid... [Full Article...]

Retailers lock up Tide pods after risky social media challenge

Retailers lock up Tide pods after risky social media challenge A quick YouTube search returns a thread of videos showing people eating the pods and gagging. YouTube has also stepped up, banning all challenge videos as they violate community guidelines . What should Tide PODs be used for? Tide leads the liquid laundry detergent market, according to figures from the Statista website, and the company is using social media to warn young people about misusi... [Full Article...]

Heath Ledger remembered on death anniversary

Heath Ledger remembered on death anniversary Heath Ledger's sister Kate Ledger recently spoke to World Health Organization about her brother's passing, stating that he is "very much alive in our house". There's not a day that goes by that we don't share stories or talk about him. "Oh yeah, very much". Kate said, "We keep in constant contact with Michelle and Matilda and visit frequently". [Full Article...]

Celebrity Big Brother fans completely outraged over shocking AXE bombshell 'I'm p**sed'

Celebrity Big Brother fans completely outraged over shocking AXE bombshell 'I'm p**sed' A show insider said: "There have been conversations between the execs about not renewing the contract for both Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother ". Big Brother gathered the housemates on the sofas to reveal that the women picked John Barnes to leave the house and he said his goodbyes and left promptly. [Full Article...]

Comedian attacked at SC club

Comedian attacked at SC club He asked the suspect if he was ok, and the suspect replied "Don't f-- with me, man". Brown was injured by the mic stand, but not seriously. The wild confrontation went on for a surprisingly long time before anyone else came to Brown's aid and getting the attacker to leave the stage. [Full Article...]

'Father of South African jazz' Hugh Masekela dies

'Father of South African jazz' Hugh Masekela dies Known as the father of South African jazz, the trumpet master channeled the struggle against apartheid into soulful compositions that championed the experiences of ordinary South Africans. He travelled the continent, performing in Accra , recording in Gaborone and touring with Paul Simon's Graceland , crossing borders as he did genres. [Full Article...]

Britney Spears to open European tour at Brighton Pride

Britney Spears to open European tour at Brighton Pride The " Piece of Me " tour comes after Britney previously concluded her Las Vegas residency with a televised performance on New Year's Eve. It will mark the beginning of her " piece of me " tour of the UK. She now has a residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The release of her debut single '... The last time Britney performed in the United Kingdom was in 2016, at London's Roundhouse, ... [Full Article...]


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