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John Williams Has Never Watched a Single 'Star Wars' Movie John Williams Has Never Watched a Single 'Star Wars' Movie
- December 26, 2016

Did you ever wonder how they got the plans? Overall moviegoing slowed on Christmas Eve, as is typical, with " Rogue One " falling about 33% from Friday and "Sing" declining about 40%. They believe that the inclusion of Mustafar in " Rogue One " is not just to put Darth Vader in a familiar setting in the film, but also to set up its reappearance in " Star Wars: Episode 8". (more...)
Russian Federation weighs military plane crash as possible terrorist act Russian Federation weighs military plane crash as possible terrorist act
- December 26, 2016

A list of passengers published by the defence ministry also included Elizaveta Glinka, a doctor and charity worker who serves on the Kremlin human rights council. The cause of the crash is under investigation, although initial Russian news media reports indicated it was a technical failure rather than terrorism. (more...)
Chance the Rapper Appears on Hannibal Buress' Chance the Rapper Appears on Hannibal Buress' "Handsome Rambler" Podcast
- December 26, 2016

Listen to Merry Christmas Lil Mama on SoundCloud. The first song samples the iconic "you'll shoot your eye out, kid" line from 1983 classic A Christmas Story , plus a holiday rant from comedian Hannibal Buress. Listen to " I Shoulda Left You " via SoundCloud above as well as the whole project, flawless for the upcoming holidays and what's to follow. 2016's shittiness has been meme-worthy, but it's the holidays and that means remembering the things that we're thankful for. (more...)
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from TAPinto Clark Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from TAPinto Clark
- December 26, 2016

Of course, I sometimes say Happy Hanukkah, too, especially at my sister and brother-in-law's house. I've been thinking about that meal in recent weeks, as I've watched the venom spewed in the United States, where I now live, over the alleged "War on Christmas " - that's the name Americans give to their internecine battle over wishing people "Merry Christmas " versus "Happy holidays" or other similarly inclusive phrases. (more...)
Zara and Mike Tindall lose their baby Zara and Mike Tindall lose their baby
- December 25, 2016

A spokesperson for Zara and Mike Tindall has confirmed that sad news that the couple have lost their second baby. "At this hard time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy". Zara and Mike are the parents to a two-year-old daughter named Mia . No further details about the circumstances were given but is understood Zara is not in any medical danger. (more...)
Carrie Fisher reportedly in critical condition after 'cardiac episode' on flight Carrie Fisher reportedly in critical condition after 'cardiac episode' on flight
- December 25, 2016

Fisher is the daughter of Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. United Airlines said crew members had sounded the alarm when a passenger was unresponsive. That's right. The passengers were impressed, saying the crew flew into action, and doctors and nurses helped, fellow passengers. The flight touched down at LAX shortly after noon. (more...)
Carrie Fisher In Critical Condition After Suffering Carrie Fisher In Critical Condition After Suffering "Cardiac Episode" During Flight
- December 25, 2016

Other United Airlines crewmembers and passengers joined the effort to save the Hollywood icon, who shot to stardom as Princess Leia. The 60-year-old - who plays Princess Leia in the sci-fi saga - was taken to hospital after landing at midday local time (20:00 GMT). (more...)
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack, sources say Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack, sources say
- December 24, 2016

The LA Times reports the actress is in critical condition. Actress Anna Akana claimed on Twitter that she witnessed Fisher's health emergency, writing, "Don't know how else to process this but Carrie Fisher stopped breathing on the flight home". (more...)
Bigg Boss 10, December 22: Priyanka Jagga Makes Lopamudra Cry Bigg Boss 10, December 22: Priyanka Jagga Makes Lopamudra Cry
- December 23, 2016

Though, the housemates try to calm the caption, but Lopa is so furious that she tells Bigg Boss to either remove Priyanka Jagga from the house or her. this obviously didn't go down well with Vikrant for he told Manu that he is an actor and understands that Manu and Mona's closeness was just for the cameras. (more...)
Kentucky woman berates Latinas in line at JCPenney; crowd just watches, agrees
- December 23, 2016

In the text posted with the video, Buckner wrote that people in line tried to tell the yelling woman she was "out of order, but she wasn't hearing that". At one point, the woman could be heard telling the other individuals to, "Speak English. You're in America. If you don't know it, learn it", she said when one of the Latina women began to respond. (more...)
Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing at Trump's presidential inauguration Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing at Trump's presidential inauguration
- December 23, 2016

In 1965, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang for President Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration. Singing at the US presidential inaugurations is a "great tradition" of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir , Jarrett said. The choir's participation could make it a target for complaints by Trump opponents, who threatened to boycott future concerts by Andrea Bocelli if he performed at the inauguration. (more...)
Vanessa And Kobe Bryant Debut Photo Of Gorgeous Baby Girl, Bianka Vanessa And Kobe Bryant Debut Photo Of Gorgeous Baby Girl, Bianka
- December 23, 2016

Naturally, the Black Mamba's legions of devoted followers are thrilled at the announcement and are scouring social media for the photo of Kobe Bryant's daughter. Vanessa Bryant wrote on Instagram . "We had such an wonderful time and we are truly thankful for each and every one of you". Retired basketball player Kobe Bryant posted a picture of his new baby girl and she is the most lovely newborn. (more...)
Katie Holmes And Jamie Foxx Steal A Secret Getaway To Mexico Together
- December 20, 2016

The couple, who have been quietly dating since 2013, reportedly caught a limo to the Las Ventanas al Paraiso resort. "They stayed in one of the most private suites at the hotel, separate from other guests and entered by a small path", the insider continues. (more...)
Brees tosses four touchdown passes as Saints top Cardinals Brees tosses four touchdown passes as Saints top Cardinals
- December 20, 2016

If nothing else, it probably had some serious fantasy playoff implications for those who kept the faith in Brees (389 yards and four touchdown passes) and Brandin Cooks (a career-high 186 yards and two touchdowns). "I'm encouraged with young guys we had a chance to play through injury", he said. With the Saints up by two touchdowns, the game's broadcasters were wondering what was up. (more...)
How Did Zsa Zsa Gabor Die? The Legendary Actor Has Passed Away How Did Zsa Zsa Gabor Die? The Legendary Actor Has Passed Away
- December 19, 2016

She acted on stage in Vienna in her youth before emigrating to the United States in 1941. Her television credits include The Red Skelton Hour , Playhouse 90 , and Matinee Theater , as well as numerous guest roles throughout her life. I do not permit men to choose me'". In 1970, Gabor purchased a 8,878-square-foot Hollywood Regency-style home in Bel Air, which once belonged to Elvis Presley. (more...)
Star-studded Carpool Karaoke of 'All I want for Christmas'
- December 18, 2016

Elton John, Selena Gomez and even Adele, whose Carpool Karaoke segment aired in January (16) also appeared, with the stars all belting out the catchy tune in never-before-seen clips from their previous vehicle rides. The video has been viewed more than 17 million times in just two days. While filming scenes with the music royalty like Adele , Lady Gaga, Chris Martin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers , and Selena Gomez , among others, he's been getting them all to sing-along to Carey's ... (more...)
Ryan Reynolds Weighs In On Why Deadpool Succeeded Where Green Lantern Failed Ryan Reynolds Weighs In On Why Deadpool Succeeded Where Green Lantern Failed
- December 18, 2016

Shortly after, Lively and their two daughters joined the proud dad to pose for photos, though toddler James was distracted by a nearby microphone she hilariously got her hands on. "You've given me two of the most incredible children I've ever hoped to have". Jackman returned the compliment in the spirit of their union, by teasing Reynolds for his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . (more...)
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's World War II movie, gets first trailer
- December 18, 2016

If there is one thing that the ongoing hiatus of the United Kingdom band, "One Direction" is proving, it is that the members, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan can survive really well on their own. It was previously suggested by the folks at The Film Stage that only the 15 IMAX theaters equipped to screen Rogue One in 70mm 2D would have the Dunkirk footage attached, but according to the list above, that preview is attached to all showings of Rogue One in IMAX - ... (more...)
Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief strikes again
- December 17, 2016

Notorious worldwide jewelry thief Doris Payne, whose criminal career spans at least two continents and five decades, was arrested Tuesday for shoplifting at Perimeter Mall. Matthew Pond, co-director and co-producer of the documentary " The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne ", said he was sad but not surprised to hear of his former subject's latest run-in with the law. (more...)
Starbucks' New Holiday Drink: Fruitcake
- December 16, 2016

For the next few days, Starbucks locations in the USA and Canada will be offering a new take on a divisive holiday treat. Meet the Fruitcake Frappuccino . Starbucks Corporation will also be celebrating National Ugly Sweater Day tomorrow, December 16. December 16 is National Ugly Sweater Day, so Starbucks Rewards members can get an ugly sweater knitted beverage cozy as a gift with the purchase of a Fruitcake Frappuccino . (more...)
What you need to know about Free Shipping Day What you need to know about Free Shipping Day
- December 16, 2016

Currently, the event website features 972 merchants. "In 2011, Free Shipping Day became a billion-dollar shopping holiday, with sales jumping 14% compared to the previous year", said Perez. All "Free Shipping Day " offers will be revealed at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday, December 16. Hate paying for shipping when you buy things online? Popular stores in the Free Shipping Day 2016 include UGG , Guess, CrutchField , SuperDry, CAT, The Honest Company, Acer and Sonos. (more...)
Andrea Bocelli to perform with AGT's Jackie Evancho at Donald Trump's Inauguration Andrea Bocelli to perform with AGT's Jackie Evancho at Donald Trump's Inauguration
- December 16, 2016

Classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho, who wowed audiences at age 10 on NBC Network's "America's Got Talent", poses for a portrait in promotion of her forthcoming album " Awakening " on Monday, Sept. The inaugural committee's chairman, Tom Barrack, quashed speculation on Tuesday that rapper Kanye West , who had a surprise meeting that day with the Republican president-elect at Trump Tower in NY, would be performing. (more...)
United Nations pulls the plug on Wonder Woman ambassador campaign
- December 16, 2016

The decision to end the Wonder Woman campaign follows online protests from some who felt that the character's sexualized representation sent the wrong message to girls and women. DC Entertainment - which publishes DC Comics - said Wonder Woman brought had brought exposure to the UN's goal of achieving gender equality by 2030 "as well as elevating the global conversation around the empowerment of women and girls". (more...)
Yahoo says hackers stole information from over 1B accounts
- December 15, 2016

The company said it believed this incident is likely distinct from the breach it disclosed in September, when information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014. That could mean trouble for any users who re-used their Yahoo password for other online accounts. Yahoo! Inc. has identified data security issues concerning certain Yahoo user accounts. (more...)
Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Will Return in Female-Centered Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Will Return in Female-Centered "Gotham City Sirens"
- December 15, 2016

Suicide Squad director David Ayer will helm the film while Margot Robbie will reprise her role as the Joker's part-time girlfriend. Last month, we heard rumors of another ensemble movie that would feature Harley Quinn and possibly the Birds of Prey , an all-girl group of DC superheroes. (more...)
Cabinet condoles Jayalalithaa's death Cabinet condoles Jayalalithaa's death
- December 14, 2016

A meeting was to take place between the two chief ministers on the invitation extended by Ms Jayalalithaa, Justice Wigneswaran further said. "It was both challenging and inspirational". Pointing out Ms Jayalalithaa's "toughness" in administration, "strict discipline" in party affairs, and pro-people popular schemes like Amma Canteen and Amma Water created "an ocean of admirers" for her, he said "all these have now created an environment in Tamil Nadu, which is not ready to accept that she is ... (more...)
Opening score got things started right for Packers
- December 14, 2016

Green Bay is on a three-game win streak, however, following a 38-10 trouncing of Seattle this past Sunday. "It" was a Sunday when the Seahawks were left wishing the snow was their biggest issue. If the Packers make the playoffs, his second touchdown pass to Davante Adams will likely be pointed to as the turning point of the team's season. He underthrew two of his other two picks, another deep ball to Baldwin near the end of the first half and a throw in the end zone to Jermaine Kearse in the ... (more...)
Stefano DiMera actor on 'Days', Joseph Mascolo, dies at 87
- December 13, 2016

He joined Days of Our Lives in 1982 playing Stefano DiMera who was then written as a wealthy worldwide playboy. "The smile on Joe's face is something we'd all come to find comfort in, and he will be sorely missed", executive producer Ken Corday said in a statement. (more...)
What To Expect From Season 7 Return? Josh
- December 13, 2016

Meanwhile, at Carol's house, Morgan pays a visit. At the Sanctuary, Daryl sneaks out. Oh, and Rick got his special gun back! As they were leaving, however, an ominous shot saw an unknown figure watching them from afar, the camera only opting to show the unseen person's patterned boots. (more...)
Southern Tier ready for winter weather Southern Tier ready for winter weather
- December 12, 2016

A Winter Storm Warning has been posted for northern Berkshire County beginning at 4PM Sunday afternoon through Monday at Noon. Winds are expected to blow from the south at 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. (more...)