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Kelly Ripa skips 'Live with Kelly and Michael' over Michael Strahan departure Kelly Ripa skips 'Live with Kelly and Michael' over Michael Strahan departure
- April 21, 2016

Ripa did not respond after Strahan reached out to her, and sources told TMZ this may be the first of a string of absences by Ripa. On Wednesday evening, the spokeswoman said , "On tomorrow's " LIVE with Kelly and Michael , ' Erin Andrews will guest co-host with Michael Strahan". (more...)
Castle star breaks silence on Stana Katic leaving
- April 21, 2016

As viewership numbers inevitably wane and cast salaries increase through the years, long-running series can become prohibitively costly for networks (though it's relatively uncommon for cost-cutting measures effect the series leads). Fans are wondering if the show can continue without departing stars Katic and Tamala Jones . Instead, I hear she, as well as Jones, were informed late last week that for budgetary reasons, they won't be asked to come back for Season 9. (more...)
Kelly Ripa didn't know Michael Strahan was leaving 'Live!' Kelly Ripa didn't know Michael Strahan was leaving 'Live!'
- April 21, 2016

Sources tell TMZ that Ripa's no-show on Wednesday is likely the "first in a string of absences", adding additional weight behind that blindsided theory. Following their 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EST broadcast, Strahan pulled Ripa and Executive Producer Michael Gelman aside at 10:30 to inform them that he would be leaving Live for GMA , sources connected with the production of the show told TMZ . (more...)
Owen Danoff Wins Instant Save; Emily Keener Eliminated From "The Voice"
- April 20, 2016

With her future on the line, traditional country singer Mary Sarah sang Carrie Underwood's " So Small ". The camera caught Christina Aguilera nodding her head along with the song, and all coaches gave her a standing ovation. Team Christina's Bautista - who sang " Kiss From A Rose " by Seal - was saved, along with Team Pharrell's Daniel Passino , who was actually his coach's comeback artist. (more...)
SSC CGL 2016 Exam Dates Postponed - Check Notification Regarding Postponement @ ssc SSC CGL 2016 Exam Dates Postponed - Check Notification Regarding Postponement @ ssc
- April 18, 2016

The candidates who wish to check the notice can walk through the article. The result of the main exam of the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC), Government of Bihar, has been announced. The exam will now be held in August 2016 . Click on this direct link http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/notice/notice_pdf/CGLE, 2016.pdf to access the official notification on the Commission's authorized web portal. (more...)
Locals react to Pope Francis' encyclical
- April 18, 2016

The working document was eventually finalized and sent to Pope Francis , who then used the recommendations to issue his exhortation outlining the Catholic Church's official stance on these issues - though, it should be noted, artificial birth control was not addressed at all in the pope's final exhortation. (more...)
'The Walking Dead' season 7 spoilers: Who is Negan's mystery victim? 'The Walking Dead' season 7 spoilers: Who is Negan's mystery victim?
- April 18, 2016

So you're going to see who's on the end of that bat ". Season 6 of "The Walking Dead" has just concluded with a 90-minute finale last Sunday, ending with a major cliffhanger. "We had to shoot the Blu-ray version, which had a lot of the swearing and a lot of Negan's colorful language, and then we had to shoot the broadcast version". (more...)
Crude oil prices take it on the chin
- April 17, 2016

Those sanctions were lifted in January following Iran's agreement to limit its nuclear program. Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg his country could immediately ramp up production by a million barrels per day, to 12.5 million barrels, "if we wanted to". (more...)
Justin Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian Are Banging After All Justin Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian Are Banging After All
- April 17, 2016

When Kim was little, she used to hold bees and play with them. "It's on nights when she has help, and is able to go out", a source dished to the mag. " Kourtney is great. Rumors that the reality star and the pop star were having sex surfaced back in October, but then they sort of died down until recently, when People reported that the pair are still quietly doing the deed whenever he's in town. (more...)
Ranking Kobe Bryant's 5 best games of his NBA career
- April 16, 2016

Having struggled on his farewell tour, the 2008 NBA MVP, who announced his retirement in November past year, turned back the clock as he had 50 shots at the Staples Center , the most in a game since Michael Jordan (49) in 1993. "Yeah, I'll miss standing here and watching you [media] elbow each other [for position] and all that fun stuff". "I appreciate the journey we have been on, there have been a few ups and downs but the most important part is that we all stayed together ... (more...)
GOP delegates in Pennsylvania primary often are pledged only to themselves
- April 16, 2016

The convention runs from April 29 to May 1 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, at 1333 Old Bayshore Highway in Burlingame. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz accused Donald Trump's campaign of "acting like union boss thugs" in pursuit of the Republican Party nomination, for what he said was their effort to intimidate potential Republican National Convention delegates during CNN's town hall Wednesday. (more...)
New 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Trailer: 'The Dead Are Coming' New 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Trailer: 'The Dead Are Coming'
- April 16, 2016

ET/PT on HBO. Arya is still under training, so we aren't sure when she will get a chance to wreak vengeance on those who wronged her and her family. Last but not least is Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in a clip from the second episode of season 6 . From what we can tell, the show is readying for the colossal war with the White Walkers , which has previously been teased as one of the best battle sequences ever brought to television. (more...)
Blake Shelton flirts with Gwen Stefani in front of Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton flirts with Gwen Stefani in front of Miranda Lambert
- April 15, 2016

Hitting Christian radio this week, " Savior's Shadow " was co-written by Shelton and Nashville songwriting veterans Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall . When an artist writes a song, it carries a little piece of them. If I'm Honest will be released May 20th. "I woke up and immediately wrote it down". (more...)
New Indiana Jones film will be continuation of 'The Crystal Skull' New Indiana Jones film will be continuation of 'The Crystal Skull'
- April 15, 2016

Both in the Jason Bourne series and on Indiana Jones , we are not going to do the Bond thing. "We think those characters are iconic, and those are the only actors who can play that", he said. Screenwriter David Koepp, who worked on the last film, has been hired to write the script. Or even more awkwardly: the utterly tragic, but deeply convenient, death of Indiana Jones' aggravating son? One of those challenges could be Ford's age. (more...)
Diana Ross complains of head, neck pain in limo crash Diana Ross complains of head, neck pain in limo crash
- April 15, 2016

The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner's In the Name of Love tour was set to perform Thursday in Providence, Rhode Island. A 2009 Acura SUV that went through a stop sign on Adams Street struck the limo, Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio said. (more...)
Taylor Swift Clears Up Exactly When She'll Start Writing Her New Album Taylor Swift Clears Up Exactly When She'll Start Writing Her New Album
- April 14, 2016

When asked by Vogue what she plans to do next, Taylor admits, "I have no idea". I don't see it being couture. The star went on to reveal the pressures of dating in the limelight , saying, "You know, I went out on a normal amount of dates in my early 20s, and I got absolutely slaughtered for it", she said. (more...)
New Game of Thrones season 6 trailer released New Game of Thrones season 6 trailer released
- April 14, 2016

That's all that remains between now and the start of Game of Thrones Season 6, which is shaping up to be the biggest (and hopefully best) season to date. She is welcomed "home", but she is in her tattered gown and has even gone to their destination, Vaes Dothrak - on foot, rather than riding horseback. (more...)
La'Porsha Renae Addresses Backlash Over LGBT 'Lifestyle' Comment La'Porsha Renae Addresses Backlash Over LGBT 'Lifestyle' Comment
- April 13, 2016

Adam Brock was among 12,000 would-be " American Idols " who auditioned at Heinz Field one hot summer day in 2011. It is an American adaptation of their hit United Kingdom series Pop Idol . Judges got in on the act as well. Plagued by falling ratings and a need for relevance, the show tried a revolving door of hosts (the one thing Ellen Degeneres, Steven Tyler and Nicki Minaj all have in common) before settling on Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr . (more...)
U2's Bono testifies before Congress on violent extremism U2's Bono testifies before Congress on violent extremism
- April 13, 2016

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen responded to the recommendation by telling Bono it was not the first time she's heard someone say the USA should fight the Islamic State by making fun of them. "The worldwide community, though it means well, is having a lot of meetings about the crisis, and I believe it is issuing a record number of press releases". (more...)
Katrina Kaif Has Been Removed From The Kapoor Family WhatsApp Group Katrina Kaif Has Been Removed From The Kapoor Family WhatsApp Group
- April 13, 2016

At a recent party, when Ranbir and Katrina came face to face and the duo maintained a safe distance. The birthday party of Shetty saw Ranbir and Katrina spending some time talking to each other, say onlookers. "She gave all of herself to this relationship. He finally let her down very bad", he said. A mutual friend of the couple stated that Katrina was "very, very upset" by Ranbir Kapoor's attitude. (more...)
'Walking Dead' Petition Demands AMC Reveal Negan's Victim, Not Kidding
- April 11, 2016

But was it Daryl who got bludgeoned to death in the season finale? "All of these characters - even the [ones] that weren't in that lineup - are in a position where they will learn the world isn't what they thought it was and it will challenge them as far as how they choose to move forward and who they want to be". (more...)
'Batman vs. Superman' still number one at box office
- April 10, 2016

Batman v Superman? More like "critics vs. fans". "They'll be crying all the way to the bank with US$700 million", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for ComScore . It took in $11.1 million over the weekend putting it in 3rd place. It has to be said though that once you take the film's $27.7 million Thursday preview screening contribution out of the equation, then then figure turns into a 62.1% drop. (more...)
'Star Wars' leads winners at profanity-laden MTV Movie Awards
- April 10, 2016

Hugh Sheridan, left, and Rebel Wilson arrive at the MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros . Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, who presented Smith with his award, said: "Will is a champion for diversity in Hollywood, blazing a path for actors by showing that someone of any colour can play any role, and can open any movie and win any award and be the biggest freaking movie star in the whole world". (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio Is Dating a New Model Leonardo DiCaprio Is Dating a New Model
- April 10, 2016

According to Page Six , DiCaprio has been getting awfully cozy with the Victoria's Secret model. She has modeled for the cover of Design Scene magazine. Page Six also quotes a source who denies the rumors, saying, "It's not true". "He isn't spending time with anyone", says the source, which adds just the right melancholy touch to this whole affair. (more...)
Bob Dylan shares song off new album, Bob Dylan shares song off new album, "Fallen Angels"
- April 10, 2016

We're curious to see how he interprets the rest of his tracks on Fallen Angels , which is out on May 20th. Along with the announcement, Dylan also shared his take on " Melancholy Mood ", the 1939 B-side of Sinatra's first single. Speaking about the album recording session, Engineer Al Schmitt recently told Billboard: "It's going along great". Ahead of the USA dates, Dylan kicks off his one-month Japanese run Saturday. (more...)