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August Wilson earns Critics' Choice nomination for screenplay of Pittsburgh-set 'Fences' August Wilson earns Critics' Choice nomination for screenplay of Pittsburgh-set 'Fences'
- December 03, 2016

Hell or High Water scored a pair of best supporting actor nominations for Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster, and the category also features Mahershala Ali ( Moonlight ), Dev Patel ( Lion ), Michael Shannon ( Nocturnal Animals ) and Lucas Hedges ( Manchester by the Sea ), who is up for best young actor/actress as well. (more...)
United Nations warns of 'giant graveyard' as thousands flee Aleppo fighting United Nations warns of 'giant graveyard' as thousands flee Aleppo fighting
- December 02, 2016

The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Tuesday that at least 20,000 frightened civilians, many women and children, have fled in the past 48-hours, while a senior government official in Damascus said that some 20,000 fled on Tuesday alone. (more...)
APNewsBreak: All-Star Game no longer determines Series start APNewsBreak: All-Star Game no longer determines Series start
- December 02, 2016

The AL benefited greatly from the " This Time It Counts " rule, winning the All-Star Game in 11 of those 14 years to earn home field. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed! That was the slogan when then-MLB commissioner Bud Selig made the All-Star Game determine home-field advantage in the World Series back in 2003. (more...)
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Rockets fired near Crimean border, warships on high alert Russia-Ukraine conflict: Rockets fired near Crimean border, warships on high alert
- December 02, 2016

Kyiv insists the tests of medium range surface-to-air missiles, in the southern Kherson region bordering the territory annexed by Moscow in 2014, conform to global law.it says the aim of the tests is to bolster its defence capabilities. Ukraine also failed to say whether the tests would involve specific targets or if the missiles would only be fired into the air. However, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Ukrainian tests were a "dangerous precedent", according to Interfax . (more...)
'Manchester by the Sea' tops National Board of Review awards 'Manchester by the Sea' tops National Board of Review awards
- December 01, 2016

Adams won best actress by the National Board of Review for her role in the cerebral sci-fi thriller. The National Board of Review selected Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea" as its favorite film of 2016. " Best Adapted Screenplay " went to " Silence ", a religious drama about Jesuit priests in feudal Japan. It stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle MonĂ¡e and Kevin Spacey . (more...)
House panel OKs Exelon bill, but opposition remains
- December 01, 2016

BEST director Dave Lundy says IL plants produce 41 percent more power than consumers can use, meaning the excess electricity is exported and higher rates for IL consumers will subsidize out-of-state users. Other opponents include the Illinois attorney general's office and AARP Illinois, both of which question the cost to consumers and whether subsidies should be directed to a profitable corporation. (more...)
'Gilmore Girls' Revival: The Scoop On Those Final Four Words
- November 29, 2016

Like, for starters, who's the baby daddy? "We did a few shows and they just had chemistry". While we respectfully disagree with Dean , as we have trouble keeping up with all there is to do in Scranton, it's interesting that the Electric City got a brief shout-out in this highly anticipated new series. (more...)
Trust the Force in 'Rogue One' final trailer
- November 29, 2016

Happy ticket hunting and may the Force be with you. " Rogue One " is the first " Star Wars " spin-off planned under Disney. Hopefully, none of our heroes from Rogue One were on that U-Wing...or shall I say let's all hope that's not the actual Rogue One U-Wing crashing. (more...)
Kim Kardashian West helping feed Kanye
- November 29, 2016

It's understandable that the family feel that they need some time away from the cameras, especially after Kanye's recent hospitalisation. TMZ reported that Kanye has been struggling with paranoia during his stay at the hospital, expressing feelings that people , including hospital attendants, were out to get him. (more...)
Here's what the rain was like at the American Music Awards 2016 Here's what the rain was like at the American Music Awards 2016
- November 26, 2016

On stage, Green Day chanted "no Trump, no KKK, no fascist United States of America", echoing protesters who have demonstrated since the election on November 8. And apparently the fans also love them some DRAKE . EVEN: Zayn Malik wins best new artist. Grande and Nicki Minaj got steamy during their performance of the reggae-tinged "Side to Side": Grande's background dancers danced closely on her, and one male dancer even pulled up her skirt, while Minaj, who rapped from a chair, spread her ... (more...)
Branca, pitcher who gave up 'Shot Heard 'Round World,' dies
- November 25, 2016

As with many talented athletes, his injury-shortened career was blemished by a single moment in time: the "Shot Heard "Round the World". Pandemonium ensued - baseball's first big theatrical moment on national TV - with Thomson dancing around the bases; fans storming the field as Branca and the Dodgers trudged off; and Hodges shouting over and over, "The Giants win the pennant!" With his wife, Ann, Branca had two daughters, Mary and Patti. (more...)
Syrian govt rejects Aleppo truce plan
- November 25, 2016

In a meeting Sunday with France's Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault, former Syrian prime minister Riyadh Hijab, now an opposition negotiator, urged an end to the offensive on eastern Aleppo by government forces, Russian Federation and Iran. (more...)
Bill Goldberg Will Appear At The 2017 WWE Royal Rumble
- November 25, 2016

All of the buildup had seen Lesnar's Advocate, Paul Heyman, talking about how Goldberg wasn't in Brock Lesnar's league. It's believed that Goldberg will also be appearing at WWE's "WrestleMania" 33 which is just a few months after the "Rumble". (more...)
First Cars 3 Teaser Shows a Horrible Crash, Teases First Cars 3 Teaser Shows a Horrible Crash, Teases "Everything Will Change"
- November 25, 2016

Could it be the new Lightning McQueen being rebuilt in a supercar style or even some kind of a hybrid auto? The 49-second teaser for Disney Pixar's "Cars 3" features heart-pumping sound effects, screeching tires and gritty visuals culminating in a dramatic crash. (more...)
Many blessings: Community members give thanks Many blessings: Community members give thanks
- November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving unfortunately falls right before the most anticipated holiday of the year, Christmas, and so I feel like most of the time Thanksgiving gets pushed aside in favor of presents and Santa Claus. This thanksgiving , thank all those people who make your life better by being a part of it! 1 Peter 3:8 says, "Finally all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble". (more...)
Prince Harry receives awkward honeymoon invite from Antigua and Barbuda PM
- November 24, 2016

Prince Harry has shown off his batting skills under the watchful eye of cricketing royalty - and was given the thumbs up. It was confirmed earlier this month that the Prince was in a relationship with Ms Markle, one of the stars of the hit series Suits , with the pair believed to have begun dating early in September. (more...)
[RUMOR] 'Crouching Tiger' Actress Michelle Yeoh Joins STAR TREK: DISCOVERY [RUMOR] 'Crouching Tiger' Actress Michelle Yeoh Joins STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
- November 24, 2016

Michelle Yeoh, seen in Netflix's Marco Polo as "Lotus", as well as martial arts movies Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and its sequel, was announced in an unknown role by Meyer. Star Trek: Discovery is set about a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series. Even in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, which was released on Netflix this year, she was doing a lot of her own wire work . (more...)
Fans have 'high hopes' for Gilmore Girls return but first, coffee
- November 24, 2016

They're also still slightly cruel and self-centred, and their friends and family continue to worship them. Will it feel the same? According to Quantcast, the ad tech company that researches the makeup of audiences, Gilmore Girls brings a young age demographic (mainly between 18-34), whose income is skewed highly toward $0-50K incomes. (more...)
Elton John denies he's playing at Donald Trump's inauguration Elton John denies he's playing at Donald Trump's inauguration
- November 24, 2016

Despite an adviser close to Trump saying Elton John would be performing, John's camp has denied he'll be a part of the event. No word on why Scaramucci thought the singer would be playing at Trump's inauguration. 'I'm British. I've met Donald Trump , he was very nice to me, it's nothing personal, his political views are his own, mine are very different, I'm not a Republican in a million years. (more...)
Asked About Her Recent Breakup, Mariah Carey Deflects Festively Asked About Her Recent Breakup, Mariah Carey Deflects Festively
- November 24, 2016

Previews have already shown the casino mogul star, in other scenes Carey tries on wedding dresses. Late last month, Us Weekly confirmed that the " We Belong Together " singer and Packer, 49, ended their relationship two weeks after a trip to Mykonos, Greece. (more...)
Suspect in fatal police shooting upset over custody battle Suspect in fatal police shooting upset over custody battle
- November 24, 2016

Mayor Francis Slay said the officer did nothing to provoke an attack. After a 30-hour manhunt, Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, was arrested on Interstate 10 around 4:20 p.m. The worst single attack was in July, when a black military veteran killed five white officers at a protest in Dallas - the deadliest day for American law enforcement since September 11, 2001. (more...)
Premiere Date Revealed For Marvel's The Inhumans Premiere Date Revealed For Marvel's The Inhumans
- November 22, 2016

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige did promise a movie, but Marvel is opting to have it first on television. It's not there anymore in the comics, on account of it being blown up over New York City, but knowing it's going to appear on the show is a good sign that Marvel and ABC aren't shying away from the weirdness of the Inhumans (and the Inhumans are pretty weird ). (more...)
Prince Harry's office condemns media coverage of girlfriend
- November 22, 2016

Harry has spoken out before about his dislike of the press and the statement said that while he appreciated he lived a privileged life, he felt he had to speak out. William has also criticised intrusions into Kate's life before they were married and attempts to take unsolicited pictures of his young children, George and Charlotte. (more...)
Canada Open To Renegotiating Free Trade With Trump Canada Open To Renegotiating Free Trade With Trump
- November 21, 2016

Immigration officials said the New Zealand Now website , which deals with residency and student visas, had received 1,593 registrations from USA citizens since November 1, more than 50 per cent of a typical month's registrations in just seven days. (more...)
Trump Speaks on His Cabinet-Filling Meetings: 'We're Seeing Tremendous Talent' Trump Speaks on His Cabinet-Filling Meetings: 'We're Seeing Tremendous Talent'
- November 20, 2016

Trump posted a similar Tweet Saturday evening, only to later delete it. Staffers did not immediately respond to an email asking why. In a morning tweetstorm - a communication method that Trump often used as a candidate but that is unprecedented for a president-elect - Trump claimed that Pence was "harassed" Friday night at a NY theater where he had gone to see " Hamilton ", a musical about Alexander Hamilton that features a diverse cast. (more...)
Kylie Jenner is nearly definitely launching her own lingerie collection Kylie Jenner is nearly definitely launching her own lingerie collection
- November 20, 2016

Will it be lingerie (since that's what Jenner was wearing in all of her teaser posts ?) Or maybe phone cases with the Kylie Cosmetics logo? Isn't it sweet how Kylie is trying to show physical affection to Kylie while still trying to contort her body to get the best angles? Kylie wants us to know that her man is not going anywhere. (more...)
Honey G's song for Movie week is a bit of a stretch Honey G's song for Movie week is a bit of a stretch
- November 20, 2016

It was another successful week for Honey G on "The X Factor", winning a standing ovation from the judges for her mash up of "It's Like That" and " Getting Jiggy With It ". "He knows where I am". "Every time you put on a show, is it the best thing I've ever heard? No". However, Craig was less complimentary, adding that "it looked like you were playing hopscotch in an all-girls school", causing him to award the dance a disappointing score of four, leaving Ed at the bottom of the leader ... (more...)
Israel To Push Ahead With Settlement Building After Donald Trump Victory
- November 19, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied he incited against Yitzhak Rabin in the months leading up to his 1995 assassination, as the country marked the anniversary of the former leader's killing. Glick also invited Trump to "visit Israel and Judea and Samaria to see for himself, as he claimed, that settlement is the way to peace ", in reference to the West Bank. (more...)
Drone in near-miss with plane over London's Shard skyscraper Drone in near-miss with plane over London's Shard skyscraper
- November 18, 2016

Investigators were told that a "potential disaster" was averted as the drone had "probably" passed over the right wing of the plane as it flew over Britain's tallest tower. The pilot reported a black drone, about 50cm across, which was sighted out the right flight deck window and reported to ATC. He added: " Flying a drone in an irresponsible manner puts lives in danger and any offending drone should transmit enough data to allow the police to locate the operator, and, if they have ... (more...)
Paris Hilton voted for Trump Paris Hilton voted for Trump
- November 18, 2016

Hilton, who is a friend of Trump's daughter Ivanka, first met the billionaire property tycoon when she was 12-years-old. Paris was asked to reveal if she voted for Trump in the election this month. Asked if he "wanted to bang" Paris at the time, the real estate tycoon said, "She's a very ... What people don't know is that she is a great beauty on the inside as well", he wrote . (more...)