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Black Stars Urge Chris Rock Not to Host the Oscars Black Stars Urge Chris Rock Not to Host the Oscars
- January 22, 2016

Tyrese, the biggest publicity hound in the history of Hollywood, is calling on Chris Rock to withdraw from hosting the Oscars. The changes will be considered at a meeting of the Academy's 51-strong governing board on 26 January, and come after its president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, vowed, on 18 January, to improve diversity in the nominations. (more...)
Tyrese Gibson: Chris Rock should step down as Oscars host
- January 22, 2016

He told People Magazine: "If the host Chris Rock was a homosexual he would have stepped down already". Gibson added, "When you go to the BET Awards, we nominate Sam Smith and Robin Thicke because they're putting out great records". Ever since the 2016 Oscar nominations were announced, there has been a public outcry by several celebrities who have slammed the lack of diversity at the ceremony for the second straight year. (more...)
Pope Francis changes rite to include women
- January 21, 2016

The pope himself broke the precedent in 2013, washing the feet of 12 women prisoners at the Vatican on Holy Thursday. The foot-washing ceremony takes place on the Thursday before Easter in Christian tradition, and is meant to re-create Jesus Christ's washing the feet of the 12 disciples, highlighting his humility and love for all. (more...)
New 'Batman v Superman' footage shown on CW New 'Batman v Superman' footage shown on CW
- January 21, 2016

They explain in more detail as to why Batman and Superman dislike each other. Let us know if you're looking forward to the Justice League movie down in the comments. "She has strength and speed, and she's been training her whole life for war". The Dawn of the Justice League is slated for a 2017 release. His past, roles and hard egded appearance unsurprisingly makes Danny Trejo appear as a scary man, yet many fellow actors have called him one of the sweetest, funniest and kindest stars in ... (more...)
Tyrese Gibson Thinks Chris Rock Should Step Down As Oscars Host
- January 21, 2016

Top Five actor Rock is set to host the awards ceremony on 28 February 2016 in Los Angeles but many members of the African-American community believe he should step down after a number of prominent black actors such as Idris Elba, Will Smith and the Straight Outta Compton cast, were snubbed from the nominations list. (more...)
Star Wars: Colin Trevorrow and JJ Abrams on Rey Theories Star Wars: Colin Trevorrow and JJ Abrams on Rey Theories
- January 21, 2016

George Lucas' newest "Star Wars" addition grossed only $1.733 billion worldwide, while "The Titanic " grossed over $2.86 billion. io9 points out that one of the biggest potential pieces of new information here is that, judging from all the scribbling and brainstorming he's been doing, it sounds like Trevorrow might be penning the script in addition to directing. (more...)
#wheresrey? Disney says more 'Star Wars' heroine toys on way
- January 21, 2016

The answers as to who Rey really is will most likely be answered in the sequel, " Star Wars Episode 8 ". Those kinds of stories are frankly infinitely more impactful and gratifying than all the numbers. It's pretty incredible", the Jurassic World filmmaker told Entertainment Tonight at a BAFTA Awards event Saturday. Despite being hands off on " Star Wars Episode VIII ", people are still relentless about getting information about it, especially concerning Rey's lineage. (more...)
Chris Carter Teases Third 'X-Files' Movie Ahead Of New Season's Premiere Chris Carter Teases Third 'X-Files' Movie Ahead Of New Season's Premiere
- January 21, 2016

There was also FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), who oversaw the X-Files and was at once a paternal figure and a threat to Mulder and Scully's investigations. The new X-Files mini-season is debuting this Sunday, and while I'm trying to keep my excitement in check, I can't help but be immensely hopeful that the new six-episode installment will kick major ass. (more...)
Pinkett Smith says Oscars backlash not really about Oscars
- January 21, 2016

She added: "The awards should not dictate the terms of art in our modern society, but rather be a diverse reflection of the best of what our art has to offer today ". Read also: #OscarsSoWhite: Jada Pinkett Smith Boycotts Oscars, Says They Are Racist - Here's Why! "And we are a dignified people and we are powerful". (more...)
Calls mount for host Chris Rock to boycott Oscars
- January 21, 2016

Underlining his thoughts about protesting by skipping the Oscars, he added, " Chris Rock should definitely step down, and everybody whos thinking of attending, if you're friends with African-Americans, if you love 'em the way we know you do, get outta there!" The controversy surrounding the nominations has only grown since they were announced last week, and of the 20 acting nominees honored, not a single was a person of color. (more...)
Snyder aide email blamed Flint for water crisis
- January 21, 2016

Obama said Wednesday at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources that if he were a parent in Flint he would be beside himself if his children's health was "at risk". Obama has declared an emergency in Flint, qualifying the city for $5 million. The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. (more...)
Eagles Founder Glenn Frey Dies Aged 67 Eagles Founder Glenn Frey Dies Aged 67
- January 21, 2016

The band's total album sales top 100 million copies. 'The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery. Going solo, Frey released three albums and had 13 hit singles, including The Heat Is On , which featured in Eddie Murphy's movie Beverly Hills Cop. (more...)
Star Wars The Force Awakens Plot: Rey's Parents Hinted By Directors? Star Wars The Force Awakens Plot: Rey's Parents Hinted By Directors?
- January 21, 2016

Those kinds of stories are frankly infinitely more impactful and gratifying than all the numbers. "I know quite a bit", he teased. I have a lot of characters that people really love that we're going to make sure are all honored. "Just for the record, but we knew we needed to do something that was bold and maybe unexpected". While Abrams didn't go into detail, what he said suggests that Johnson could answer more questions about Rey in " Episode VIII ". (more...)
Travis Tritt Statement On Passing Of Close Friend, Eagles Member Glenn Frey
- January 21, 2016

The band included the lyrics of the song It's Your World Now from the Long Road Out of Eden album along with the announcement. A whopping 14 years after their 1980 breakup, the Eagles were back, and they launched their "Hell Freezes Over" tour, named funnily after the band famously said it wouldn't reunite "until hell freezes over". (more...)
Glenn Frey of the Eagles dead at 67
- January 21, 2016

Keith Urban has used a video, shot in what appears to be his home, to salute the late Glenn Frey . "The band wasn't about private jets and limos and the Ritz Carlton in those days", he said. The Eagles postponed their participation in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month because of Frey's illness. Glenn Frey had said that Hotel California was responsible, saying that the success of that song had torn them apart due to the pressure of following up on the hit. (more...)
Hillary Clinton in Houston to attend fundraiser
- January 21, 2016

Notably, they sent Clinton's daughter Chelsea to New Hampshire to attack Bernie Sanders' healthcare plan. When presented with polling showing that Clinton is viewed as the least honest candidate by likely New Hampshire Democratic voters, Fallon attempted to reframe the numbers as proof of Clinton's resilience. (more...)
Spike Lee has other plans on Oscars night: the Knicks game
- January 21, 2016

Amid calls for an Oscars boycott over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year's ceremony, the academy's president promised major changes. "This whole Academy thing is a misdirection play", Lee said, explaining the fault lies within the studio system. Gibson states that he knows "more white people than most white people ", saying he doesn't have a racist bone in his body. (more...)
Bernie Sanders' New, More Aggressive, Campaign Game
- January 21, 2016

During the December poll , Sanders had 50 percent support in New Hampshire polls , but soared to 60 percent in January. Among Democratic primary voters, while 70% have a favorable opinion of Clinton, even more - 78% - have a favorable view of Sanders. (more...)
Clinton Too Busy Campaigning to See New Benghazi Movie Clinton Too Busy Campaigning to See New Benghazi Movie
- January 21, 2016

Kerry secured the release of American prisoners in Iran just hours after " 13 Hours " opened, the movie's simplistic, shooting-good-talking-bad moral scheme began to ring impressively false. "No one ordered them to go". From then on it's a tense, gripping affair that left me quietly seething in anger watching these guys get hung out to dry by a government that couldn't or wouldn't send help. (more...)
Steven Avery's ex-Fiancee Says 'He's Not Innocent'
- January 21, 2016

Two years later, Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach . There is a strong feeling amongst viewers of the docu-series that Avery and Dassey were set up by the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department and did not commit the murder. (more...)
Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dead at 67 Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dead at 67
- January 21, 2016

Glen Frey, founder of one of the most successful bands of all-time, the Eagles , has died age 67. According to Billboard , Frey's intestinal issues had forced the band to postpone the Kennedy Center Honors a year ago. His greatest moment with the group was composing the musical for the title track to " Hotel California " and watching Henley's face light up when he listened to the demo. (more...)
Tributes pour in after death of Eagles' Glenn Frey Tributes pour in after death of Eagles' Glenn Frey
- January 21, 2016

Frey died Monday at age 67. 'Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia'. Frey, who could play both guitar and keyboards, formed The Eagles together with drummer Don Henley, in Los Angeles in the early 1970's. Its six Grammys include Record of the Year for " Hotel California " and best country performance by a vocal duo or group for "How Long", from the 2007 album " ... (more...)
Watch all of the 'Dawn of the Justice League' highlights right here Watch all of the 'Dawn of the Justice League' highlights right here
- January 20, 2016

WB has no choice but to follow that pattern, but they're fast-tracking it anyway: their next film will be Batman and Superman at the same time while introducing Wonder Woman on the side. Batman vs Superman releases in North America on March 25th, 2016 . While Warner Bros. made big promises about exclusive footage, the majority of fans expected little more than a bunch of generic interviews and the already promised first official trailer for Suicide Squad. (more...)
Kate Bush pays tribute to David Bowie Kate Bush pays tribute to David Bowie
- January 20, 2016

With his recent death we were doing a listening at our music class to some good David Bowie music. There are rumours circulating that Kanye West is planning a tribute album in memory of David Bowie . This song has become a favorite amongst fans because it takes a lot of guts to express vulnerability the way Bowie did, especially when the source of his vulnerability was his own impending death. (more...)
Country musicians mourn loss of Eagles bandleader Glenn Frey
- January 20, 2016

They showed up in Los Angeles at the same time with the same fire in their belly that they were strong enough and smart enough to do whatever it took to escape their upbringings and become rich and famous musicians. Souther said there are always younger artists that will try to emulate Frey's voice and songwriting, but he was a unique and gifted individual. Felder had his own conflicts, in part from his desire to write and sing more, and in 1980 nearly came to blows with Frey after a ... (more...)