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Beyoncé Announces Tour with Jay-Z Then Deletes All Evidence

Beyoncé Announces Tour with Jay-Z Then Deletes All Evidence Still, fans of the megawealthy power couple couldn't help but get excited. However, no explanation has been offered as to why the event pages were pulled. For now, Beyoncé's and Jay-Z's admirers will just have to wait to hear whether or not the On the Run 2 tour is real or just a figment of some hacker's cruel imagination. [Full Article...]

Ratings plunge for Oscars: Least watched ever?

Ratings plunge for Oscars: Least watched ever? With a more diverse, more global and younger infusion of voting members into the film academy, the movie in love with movies still won the top awards. The overnight rating of 18.9 was down a modest 16% from the 22.8 rating from a year ago, with the 2017 telecast also posting a 9.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. [Full Article...]

Russ Solomon, Tower Records Founder, Dies

Russ Solomon, Tower Records Founder, Dies The elder Solomon began selling records out of his dad's drugstore in 1941 at just 16 years old. He named it after his father's drug store, which shared a building and its name with the landmark Tower Theater. He expanded to San Francisco in 1968, opening near Fisherman's Wharf at the very moment the city was becoming a focal point for American rock. Tower's bankruptcy in the United States came ... [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby in court for hearing ahead of 'sexual assault' retrial

Bill Cosby in court for hearing ahead of 'sexual assault' retrial He allegedly drugged and assaulted Constand in January 2004 in his Montgomery County home. In addition to facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania, Cosby has also been slapped with several other lawsuits, including a civil suit in Los Angeles, where Judith Huth has accused him of sexual assaulting her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion when she was just 15. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner-Ivanka Trump's White House presence under scrutiny, roles reduced

Jared Kushner-Ivanka Trump's White House presence under scrutiny, roles reduced While the timing of the hearing could raise some eyebrows in light of the security clearance issues that have plagued the White House , sources tell CNN that the hearing has been in the works for months, though questions about White House adviser Jared Kushner's clearance are expected. [Full Article...]

Italy's League, 5-Star vie for power

Italy's League, 5-Star vie for power The movement's rejection of the establishment makes it hard for it to propose coalitions . The clear losers in the race were the now ruling Democratic Party along with their liberal allies in the More Europe party. There was much speculation that the PD leader, former prime minister Matteo Renzi, would step down. For now, he excluded the possibility of the Democrats joining any government led... [Full Article...]

Three men in court over fatal Leicester shop blast

Three men in court over fatal Leicester shop blast An explosion which killed five in Leicester was caused by petrol, a court has heard. Two other men, also in their 30s and from East Anglia, who were arrested on Friday were "released under investigation" over the weekend, police said. Shane and Sean Ragoobar were among those killed. A sixth man, also from East Anglia, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter and continues to be ques... [Full Article...]

'Icarus' wins Oscar for Best Documentary

'Icarus' wins Oscar for Best Documentary Rodchenkov is the former director of Russia's Anti-Doping Center, who became an unlikely whistleblower against the decades-long corruption exposed in the film. "This wasn't just athletes doping and getting away with it - this was a well-orchestrated operation to completely cheat the Sochi Olympics". With Fogel's help he now lives in hiding in the U.S. [Full Article...]

USA judge orders ex-drug executive Shkreli to give up $7.36 mln

USA judge orders ex-drug executive Shkreli to give up $7.36 mln His lawyer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday. Shkreli's $5 million bail was revoked in September after he posted on Facebook a $5,000 offer for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair during her book tour. They said he spent investor funds on personal expenses "to maintain the image of a successful hedge fund manager". The defense had argued that Shkreli shouldn't have t... [Full Article...]

Rick Ross Back Home After Hospitalization

Rick Ross Back Home After Hospitalization TMZ has said that Ross's family have denied reports that the musician is on life support. Rick spent four days in the hospital after reportedly falling ill at his home in Davie, Florida , with someone calling 911 at 3.30am on Thursday to say the person in distress was "unresponsive with heavy breathing". [Full Article...]

Woman Dumps Popcorn On 2-Year-Old, Hits Her With Container

Woman Dumps Popcorn On 2-Year-Old, Hits Her With Container The one-sided food fight began as the Karmans were seated alongside the girl and her mother inside the AMC Dine-In Theater in Levittown, L.I., cops said. Charles Karman was arrested because he did nothing to stop the dust-up, police said. "If she was this screaming monster child, someone else might have said something, and between the adults she was with, someone would have taken her out". [Full Article...]

Oscars: 'Coco's' "Remember Me" Wins Best Original Song

Oscars: 'Coco's' Here's one last piece of trivia that should wow music enthusiasts or artists in general: Filipino-American Robert Lopez is the only person in the world who has achieved a double " EGOT ". Coco , which is also up for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, is now available on DVD and streaming platforms. The pair won a Tony for best original score a year ago and a Grammy in January for best musical thea... [Full Article...]

Netflix renews Black Mirror for season 5

Netflix renews Black Mirror for season 5 For any fans of the show , it is rather clear that season 4 does not feel like a Black Mirror season . Continuing from the Emmy Award-winning third season, fans were able to enjoy Season 4 when it premiered on the streaming service late a year ago. [Full Article...]

Historic meeting lauds lifetime power for China's Xi Jinping

Historic meeting lauds lifetime power for China's Xi Jinping China today defended its move to remove the two-term limit for President Xi Jinping , asserting that it was important to uphold the authority of the ruling Communist Party and unity of the state leadership. Speaking about the latest turn of events, Trump described Xi as "the most powerful president in 100 years, you know, person in 100 years in China". The move "benefits protecting the authorit... [Full Article...]

Apple allegedly working on over the ear, noise-cancelling wireless headphones

Apple allegedly working on over the ear, noise-cancelling wireless headphones The product has gone through multiple revisions and will likely be redesigned again before launch or may even be scrapped altogether, according to people familiar with the matter. When the company acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics in the 2014 deal, Apple executives said the successful Beats by Dre headphones business was one of the drivers. [Full Article...]

Florida Teacher Removed After Reports of Hosting White Supremacist Podcast

Florida Teacher Removed After Reports of Hosting White Supremacist Podcast She said when parents complained to the school's principal about how she was injecting bias into the school, Volitich said she lied and said it was not true, according to HuffPo . "Pursuant to Florida Statute an open investigation and materials related to it are exempt from public record and can not be discussed until the investigation is complete", the statement from Citrus County schools sa... [Full Article...]

Sasse: Take Guns First, Due Process Second 'Not How America Works'

Sasse: Take Guns First, Due Process Second 'Not How America Works' That is when he brought up POTUS's "due process" line. But it wasn't just "due process" (which would be unconstitutional, so conservatives have nothing to worry about, other than their president abandoning them). The host was certainly quick to shoot down Trump's claims that Obama had made it hard to pass gun control legislation, but soon found himself at a loss when Trump started speaking wit... [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018: Jimmy Kimmel dings President Trump, Mike Pence in opening monologue

Oscars 2018: Jimmy Kimmel dings President Trump, Mike Pence in opening monologue ABC is also livestreaming the show on its website , as well as making the show available on the ABC app , but you can only take advantage of the network's digital offerings with certain participating TV providers and in only a handful of metro areas across the country. [Full Article...]

First Official Look At Disney's Mary Poppins Returns Has Landed

First Official Look At Disney's Mary Poppins Returns Has Landed Video: The Oscars were supercalifragilisticexpialidocious today when they debuted the first look at December's Mary Poppins Returns . You can see the trailer here. Meryl Streep is playing Mary's eccentric cousin, Topsy, and Disney veteran Angela Lansbury is playing the Balloon Lady, a character from PL Travers' original stories. [Full Article...]

Allison Janney on Oscar Win: 'I Did It All by Myself

Allison Janney on Oscar Win: 'I Did It All by Myself The stunning dress was accessorised with Chanel Fine Jewellery but Kate admitted the pieces Margot wore were not what she'd originally planned. Margot Robbie is the latest actress to suffer an all-too-common awards show wardrobe malfunction. [Full Article...]


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