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Officials In Winslow To Hold Memorial Service To Honor Glenn Frey
- January 20, 2016

We listen back with Jem Aswad , a senior editor at Billboard . "Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide". Frey , 67, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, the band said on its website. Today's modern country, from Garth Brooks and Shania Twain down to the latest generation of Carrie Underwoods and Jason Aldeans, are making ... (more...)
Powerball has made 67 millionaires since November Powerball has made 67 millionaires since November
- January 12, 2016

Lottery officials, backed by mathematicians, said probabilities equal out over time, but in shorter periods, oddities can occur, in the same way someone could flip a coin and get heads five times in a row. And with a new jackpot of $1.4 billion, some are testing whether the store will be a lucky seller for a second time. "The current Powerball jackpot has reached record-breaking levels", lottery officials said. (more...)
Funeral for Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister to be streamed live
- January 10, 2016

Rock fans from around the world are set to unite in a number of memorial services to celebrate the life of one of the genre's finest. His son, Paul Inder, 48, led the eulogies and described his father's determination to keep performing despite his worsening condition and how he sought solace in his spirituality in his final days. (more...)
Aliona Vilani QUITS Strictly just days after winning Aliona Vilani QUITS Strictly just days after winning
- December 23, 2015

While The Wanted singer was the bookies favourite to win the competition, many have claimed the final was fixed after two of Bright's dances were awarded flawless scores by the judges. "I'd be proud to put you in any of my West End shows". I have to say it was divine, you were in charge. "No matter what happens you get a best friend out of " Strictly ". (more...)
Did Miss Universe pageant purposely brew controversy? Did Miss Universe pageant purposely brew controversy?
- December 23, 2015

There apparently are no hard feelings between organizers of the Miss Universe pageant and Steve Harvey after a gaffe this past weekend ended up crowning the wrong contestant. After almost two minutes, Harvey returned to the stage to announce that Miss Phillipines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach , was the actual victor. The comedian/TV personality Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the victor. (more...)
Staal, Liles lift Hurricanes over struggling Penguins 2-1 Staal, Liles lift Hurricanes over struggling Penguins 2-1
- December 23, 2015

Wilson's long lead pass sprung Phil Kessel on a breakaway and the Pens' sniper made no mistake, firing a shot between the legs of Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo to give Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead early in the second period. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is furious with the way things have gone during a five-game losing streak, but remains confident the pieces are in place for a turnaround. (more...)
Daisy Ridley awe-ridden at 'Star Wars' role
- December 14, 2015

Bmag , an Australian site, reported from the screening which took place before a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Event at the famous Sydney Opera House, which had been transformed into a "galactic menagerie" celebrating the saga. Star Wars has had mixed results when it comes to matters of the heart. He answered by revealing that, much to the dismay of Star Wars fans, he will apparently have nothing to do with the project. (more...)
Adele says hello to the X Factor Adele says hello to the X Factor
- December 13, 2015

It's the audience that change, they bring so much light to the audience and I think when they're at Wembley, it's going to go off everybody! The studio has worked with Lydia Lucy, Amy Connelly, Two Shoes and other X-Factor finalists. Che said: "She can show me how it's done". In the last five years the boys have achieved world domination with smash hits including Kiss You and Best Song Ever. (more...)
Daniel Holtzclaw's conviction feels good: For once, a privileged, powerful Daniel Holtzclaw's conviction feels good: For once, a privileged, powerful
- December 13, 2015

Before the verdict was read, Oklahoma City NAACP President Garland Pruitt was concerned about the jury in the case , he told CNN affiliate KOCO . Holtzclaw has been on trial since November, charged with 36 counts of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy, procuring lewd exhibition, indecent exposure, burglary and stalking. (more...)
Category kerfuffle adds to drama of Golden Globe nominations
- December 13, 2015

The Hollywood Foreign Press has released the highly-anticipated list of nominees for the 2016 Golden Globe awards, and it's made one thing abundantly clear: streaming services are here to stay as serious contenders in the new world of television. (more...)
Willard Scott Retiring From 'Today' Show After 35 Years Willard Scott Retiring From 'Today' Show After 35 Years
- December 12, 2015

After 65 years with NBC , and 35 years at TODAY , Scott announced Friday his plans for retirement. "Today" show anchors relived the 1989 inaugural parade for President George H.W. "I love that man". The Today anchors said they'll be sharing more of their favorite Willard Scott moments next week. In his memoir, "The Joy of Living" that Scott wrote that he originally created the character at the request of the fast-food restaurant's Washington D.C. (more...)
Gigi Hadid Won't Let Anyone Mess With Younger Sister Bella
- December 11, 2015

Mary Helen Bowers from fitness studio Ballet Beautiful has revealed her clients - which include the likes of Gigi Hadid and Lily Aldridge - work on toning and elongating their muscles before the hit the catwalk. Do you think Gigi is starting to lose her grip over the family drama that she is now dealing with? As Gigi Hadid continues her meteoric rise to the top of the global fashion game, she has admitted to being targeted by body bullies for not being as super skinny as some of her ... (more...)
Stapleton, 'Girl Crush' bring country music back to Grammys
- December 10, 2015

But Taylor Swift racked up seven nominations, including three out of the four biggest categories Album of the Year , Record of the Year and Song of the Year . Although this music award ceremony is not without its relentless critics and haters, claiming it to be profit-oriented rather than a genuine event that recognizes the true No. (more...)
AP WAS THERE: John Lennon was shot 35 years ago
- December 09, 2015

While the crowd seemed to enjoy it, we'd also like to believe that Lennon himself would have been impressed with Stapleton, Nelson and Kristofferson's heartfelt reinterpretation of his band's classic song, which was certainly another of the evening's highlights. (more...)
Check Out The 10 Most Popular 'Grams Of 2015 Check Out The 10 Most Popular 'Grams Of 2015
- December 04, 2015

The most popular Instagram photo of the year has been revealed as Kendall Jenner's photo, with Taylor Swift's photo following behind in second. Taylor Swift has FIVE of the ten most liked Instagram photos of the year. Fans also threw more likes at her younger sister, Kylie Jenner who landed in fourth place. Swift swept the list otherwise. Enlarge taylorswift/via Instagram Taylor Swift's photo with Calvin Harris was the third most liked photo on Instagram . (more...)
Ryan Coogler inspired to make Creed Ryan Coogler inspired to make Creed
- November 28, 2015

Until now, possibly the biggest surprise of the movie year has been that the consensus best movie is the fourth Mad Max film. Rocky, the owner of a restaurant named after his late wife, Adrian, gently turns him down. "We would often come into conflict with each other". I love a good cinematic surprise, and boy oh boy did I get one last week when I saw Creed . Coogler's story keyed in on a ideal concept. (more...)
Gigi Hadid Out Without Makeup As Victoria's Secret Model Enjoys Another Date Gigi Hadid Out Without Makeup As Victoria's Secret Model Enjoys Another Date
- November 28, 2015

Gigi Hadid was present on the 2015 American Music Awards to present an award together with her bff's sister, Kylie Jenner. In August, Zayn Malik ended his four-year relationship with Little Mix member Perrie Edwards (two years of which were spent engaged) for reasons that aren't disclosed yet until now. (more...)
Apple Bought The Company That Helped With Motion-Capture For Star Wars Apple Bought The Company That Helped With Motion-Capture For Star Wars
- November 27, 2015

The Faceshift website is at the time of writing stripped of a basic demonstration of its markerless motion capture technology. Founded in Zurich, Faceshift is a spin off from Geometry Laboratory and Computer Graphic in the Ecold Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. (more...)
National Dog Show 2015 National Dog Show 2015
- November 27, 2015

With their coverage of the Olympic Games and other events for NBC, Weir and Lipinski have become popular television personalities who will now lend their distinctive presence to The National Dog Show . If you don't have cable, multiple accounts can be signed in at once so ask a friend for login details. Dog shows date back to 19th-century English pubs, when winners received prizes of guns, not trophies, according to a brief history compiled by Purina, the show's sponsor. (more...)
From Jessica Jones to The Flash From Jessica Jones to The Flash
- November 27, 2015

And that's it. So much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been built on origin stories that it's refreshing to see it dispensed with in two words. The delicate and petite Jessica , who is played by Krysten Ritter , has an unusual ability - she has the strength to lift cars and trucks, leap and nearly fly over buildings and apartment blocks. (more...)
A Few Clips from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 A Few Clips from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
- November 26, 2015

But the US Oscar winner's pose on promotional posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 with bow and arrow will not be seen by residents of two Israeli cities. Despite an attempt to bring the spirit of the games on to the battlefield (marauding House of the Dead-style "mutts" and contrived booby-trapped battlefields), the brilliantly brutal gladiatorial narrative that first drove the Hunger Games series now seems a distant memory. (more...)
Adele has already sold 2.3 million copies of disc Adele has already sold 2.3 million copies of disc
- November 25, 2015

The boy band sold 2,416,000 copies of their 2000 album No Strings Attached in the first week on store shelves. Adele's long-awaited new album, 25, hasn't even been out for a week and it's already on track to make history . Taylor Swift's 1989 album was the last record to achieve the milestone when it opened with almost 1.3 million copies past year. Part of that gap can be chalked up to Adele's decision to withhold the album from major streaming services, but it's also a testament to ... (more...)
Dorothy's famous Wizard of Oz dress sells for £1 million Dorothy's famous Wizard of Oz dress sells for £1 million
- November 25, 2015

The pinafore, thought to be one of 10 made for Garland, was only one of two actually worn by the actress in her role as Dorothy in the movie. The buyer was not identified. Bonhams auction house is selling the dress as part of the TCM " Treasures from the Dream Factory " auction of movie memorabilia on Monday. The final price for the dress, made by MGM's famous costume designer, Adrian, was $1,565,000 including commission. (more...)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
- November 25, 2015

Capitol that leeches its districts dry under the command of President Snow (Donald Sutherland, deliciously evil). Some Israeli towns have no appetite for the newest Hunger Games promotional posters. In addition, " Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 " also received a lower CinemaScore of "B+", than the "A" received by the previous two movies. Are you planning on seeing Mockingjay - Part 2 in theaters? But even at over two hours the film rushes through parts and languishes unnecessarily ... (more...)
'The X Factor' United Kingdom results preview: Will Anton Stephans, Che Chesterman, Reggie 'The X Factor' United Kingdom results preview: Will Anton Stephans, Che Chesterman, Reggie
- November 24, 2015

Speaking to hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack after his elimination, Anton thanked the judges and his fellow contestants, adding: "I've had the time of my life on The X Factor, it really has been a wonderful experience". Rita Ora claimed that Anton "deserved to be where [he is] today", but voted to save Che Chesterman. The X Factor presenter took to Twitter a few hours ago to slam '"vile" jibes about her weight following last night's eviction. (more...)