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Judge set to sentence gymnastics doctor for sexual abuse

Judge set to sentence gymnastics doctor for sexual abuse Olympic medalists Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber are among the victims describing the devastation and betrayal they felt after being molested by Nassar . "She's a fighter", Ferguson said . She says she's possibly the disgraced Olympic doctor's last victim, because he was let go by the university a week after her last "treatment" in August 2016. [Full Article...]

Academy Awards: The Complete List Of Nominations

Academy Awards: The Complete List Of Nominations But as actors Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish finished up the Oscar nominations announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Jan 23) night Singapore time, the hype about Three Billboards' unimpeachable status turns out to have been fake news. [Full Article...]

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies aged 96

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies aged 96 She was 20 years old when she was working in the Naval Air Station in Alameda, California , patching airplane wings and operating rivet machines. "I knew it was actually me in the photo". "It's like the train has left the station and you're standing there and there's nothing you can do because you're 95 and no one listens to your story". [Full Article...]

One of the best comedies ever is getting its own TV series

One of the best comedies ever is getting its own TV series What We Do In The Shadows followed the antics of a bunch of bloodsucking roommates just trying to live their lives in Auckland, New Zealand . Starring Kayvan Novak ( Four Lions ) as Nandor, Matt Berry (The IT Crowd , Toast of London ) as Lazlo, Natasia Demetriou ( Stath, Year Friends ) as Nadja, and Harvey Guillen ( The Thundermans, iZombie, The Magicians ), Taika and Jemaine will prod... [Full Article...]

Netflix lost $39 million after cutting ties with Kevin Spacey

Netflix lost $39 million after cutting ties with Kevin Spacey As noted by Variety's report of Netflix's $39 million, Kevin Spacey might not represent the full source of the loss. Netflix CFO David Wells has said that "these types of business write-downs are an ongoing facet... Netflix later said the series will return for a final season without Spacey's involvement. It will be a shorter season, comprising of eight episodes instead of the usual 1... [Full Article...]

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Oscar Nominee Snubs, Surprises

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Oscar Nominee Snubs, Surprises He burns his tuxedo that he wore while hosting, and yells at baristas when they get his name wrong. "You know I dream about it every night", the comedian says in the promo below. It's a very tongue-in-cheek Oscar promo that leans into the mistakes of yesteryear - though the Academy has made significant changes to its system to make sure a mix-up like last year's never happens again. [Full Article...]

Top Twitter executive departs, putting pressure on Jack Dorsey

Top Twitter executive departs, putting pressure on Jack Dorsey Other high-ranking executives have also departed, leaving it without a permanent chief financial officer and chief revenue officer. "Working at Twitter has been a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I am immensely proud of our team and the key milestones we achieved during my time at the company", Noto said in a statement. [Full Article...]

London hotels and shops EVACUATED by police after ruptured gas main found

London hotels and shops EVACUATED by police after ruptured gas main found As a precaution, approximately 1,450 people have been evacuated. Witnesses described "chaos" as doormen at the Heaven nightclub ordered them to leave after the alarm was raised, while guests at the hotel were moved into emergency accommodation. [Full Article...]

Did #timesup campaign cost one actor an Oscar nomination?

Did #timesup campaign cost one actor an Oscar nomination? Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water led the pack with 13 Oscar nominations , which puts it in the rarefied genre air of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring . Other accolades for Wonder Woman include the Critics' Choice Award for Best Action Movie, the National Board of Review Spotlight Award, and the Screen Actors Guild ( SAG) award for Best Stunt Ensemble. [Full Article...]

Snapchat Stories can now be viewed outside of the app

Snapchat Stories can now be viewed outside of the app It now has more than 178 million daily active users. People who don't use or have never used Snapchat will be able to see certain stories from the app thanks to a new update that was rolled out on Tuesday. Rest of the users will have to update the application to the latest version. Eligible Stories include Official Stories created by celebrities and influencers, Our Stories curated by Sn... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom competition watchdog: Fox's takeover of Sky 'not in public interest'

United Kingdom competition watchdog: Fox's takeover of Sky 'not in public interest' This was primarily because the Murdoch family, which owns controlling stakes in both companies, would own too much of the United Kingdom media market should a deal go through. However, the CMA found the deal would not be against the public interest in relation to meeting broadcasting standards in the UK. It would "significantly weaken the link between Sky News and the Murdoch family" and "could ... [Full Article...]

Padmaavat: Ranveer Singh calls Khilji a 'monster'

Padmaavat: Ranveer Singh calls Khilji a 'monster' Sanjay Leela Bhansali worked as assistant editor to the team of Bharat Ek Khoj. We will be able to discuss the details about the security close to the film's release. Akshay's " Pad Man " - which marks his wife Twinke Khanna's maiden production venture - tells the story of a real-life superhero who invented a low-priced sanitary pad manufacturing machine to bring a menstrual hygiene revolution fo... [Full Article...]

Kurds in Canada urge Turkey to 'stop spilling Kurdish blood' in Afrin

Kurds in Canada urge Turkey to 'stop spilling Kurdish blood' in Afrin The US, meanwhile, supported Syrian rebels trying to overthrow Assad during the Obama regime - although the Trump administration appears to have pulled back from such covert operations, The Atlantic magazine reports . On Sunday, thousands of fighters of the Free Syrian Army, many trained by Turkey, opened another front against the YPG, which Ankara accuses of supporting a decades-long Kurdish... [Full Article...]

The Internet Reacts to Death of Ursula K. Le Guin

The Internet Reacts to Death of Ursula K. Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness has been reprinted more than 30 times and many of her works have been translated into more than 40 languages, selling millions of copies worldwide. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable; so did the divine right of kings. "Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art - the art of words". [Full Article...]

On Oscar morning - who got snubbed?

On Oscar morning - who got snubbed? Bigelow is the only woman to win best director in the 90-year history of the Academy Awards . It was a very good morning indeed for " The Shape of Water ", " Dunkirk ", " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ", first-time-nominated directors Jordan Peele (" Get Out ") and Greta Gerwig (" Lady Bird ") and many other happy nominees . [Full Article...]

'Friendly and kind' North Korean skaters in Olympic spotlight

'Friendly and kind' North Korean skaters in Olympic spotlight Experts speculate that last-minute change was meant to keep South Korea "on edge". For North Korea , global sports has always been a crucial political and diplomatic strategy. The IOC has not said anything about what doping regime the North Korean athletes have been under the past year and whether the National Anti-Doping Agency in North Korea are compliant with the WADA Code. [Full Article...]

Funeral Of Dolores O'Riordan Takes Place Today

Funeral Of Dolores O'Riordan Takes Place Today Paying tribute to Dolores on the week of her death, President Higgins said she "had an enormous influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally". The Metropolitan Police have said they are not treating her sudden death as suspicious. Following her death, her boyfriend and D.A.R.K. bandmate Ole Koretsky said "the love of my life is gone". [Full Article...]

[PyeongChang 2018] Korean-born Russian short track star not to join Olympics

[PyeongChang 2018] Korean-born Russian short track star not to join Olympics Earlier in December, the IOC chose to ban Russian Federation from the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, after an over-17-month IOC investigation "confirmed the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russian Federation during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, as well as the various levels of administrative, legal and contractual responsibility". [Full Article...]

John Cena in talks for starring role in Paramount's Duke Nukem film

John Cena in talks for starring role in Paramount's Duke Nukem film The fourth game, Duke Nukem Forever , did indeed take pretty much forever to arrive, eventually landing in 2011. In addition to his professional wresting career, Cena has appeared in a number of films, including Trainwreck , The Marine , and Daddy's Home . [Full Article...]

No timelines for Zuma's exit: Magashule

No timelines for Zuma's exit: Magashule Zuma's presidency has been mired in corruption scandals and tarnished by a weakening economy, with the party losing public support ahead of next year's general election. Any sign that Zuma could step down before his second presidential term ends in 2019 has tended to lift South African assets, including the rand currency. [Full Article...]


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