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Congress abandons effort to kill ethics office Congress abandons effort to kill ethics office
- January 09, 2017

After the OCE handed over its complete findings in the Azerbaijan case to the ethics panel, lawmakers chose to release only a short summary , deeming the independent watchdog's entire report "not appropriate for release because the referral followed the OCE Board's decision not to cease its investigations". (more...)
The CW Renews All Fall DCTV Shows, With 'Supernatural' and More The CW Renews All Fall DCTV Shows, With 'Supernatural' and More
- January 09, 2017

The CW has given early renewals to seven of its most popular shows. The CW has built its viewership thanks to the success of the DC shows, which aired on four different nights in the fall. Plus, both shows are nominated for Golden Globes this year. Shows that did not receive an early pickup include midseason dramas The 100 , iZombie and The Originals , and freshman series Frequency , Riverdale and No Tomorrow . (more...)
Times the Golden Globes Were Better Than the Emmys and Oscars Times the Golden Globes Were Better Than the Emmys and Oscars
- January 09, 2017

Voted upon by the 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes are the first major event of the season and covers both television and film. Three Indian films - Visaranai (Interrogation - Tamil) by Vetrimaran, Kaadu Pookkuna Neram (When the Woods Bloom - Malayalam) by Dr Biju, and Sila Samayangalil (Sometimes - Tamil) by Priyadarshan was in the race for Golden Globes namination in the category of Best Foreign Film. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Returns on Social Media, Back to a Normal Life Kim Kardashian Returns on Social Media, Back to a Normal Life
- January 08, 2017

Speaking on the popular E! show Keeping Up With The Kardashians in November, Kim admitted that she had been thinking of having another baby but her doctor highlighted his concerns, telling her: 'Here's what I think, your pregnancies, you had toxaemia, you had a retained placenta, very traumatic, we're always anxious about the next serious complication. (more...)
Ray J threw me under the bus, CBB's Stacy Francis claims Ray J threw me under the bus, CBB's Stacy Francis claims
- January 07, 2017

Everything was reportedly friendly, but the I Will Always Love You singer apparently suddenly turned on her. "It was shocking when I saw Ray, I kinda shut down - I want a real talk with him". As Us Weekly notes, the most recent mentioned happened during Thursday's episode, when Ray J and Stacy Francis were doing some hard core reflecting on his relationship with Kim. (more...)
Will Megyn Kelly Boot Days Of Our Lives Off The Air?
- January 07, 2017

She's making the jump to NBC where she will host a daytime news show and one on Sunday evenings. Carlson's rise to prominence and popularity in record time on the network has exceeded even his predecessor's downfall. Kelly and Mr. Trump, which viewers frowned upon. CBS canceled the long-running Guiding Light and replaced it with the more budget-friendly Let's Make A Deal reboot. (more...)
Angelina Jolie Slams Brad Pitt
- January 07, 2017

At least, not in his personal realm, as he's been involved in ongoing divorce proceedings and an unpleasant custody battle with his ex, Angelina Jolie . of Children and Family Services into allegation of abuse". The insider source claims that Pitt missed his kids desperately on Christmas and New Year. (more...)
Who is Stacy Francis? Celebrity Big Brother 2017 Who is Stacy Francis? Celebrity Big Brother 2017
- January 07, 2017

Francis, a singer in the U.S., entered the CBB house on Tuesday. When Celebrity Big Brother was picking a theme for Series 19, they clearly anticipated their New Stars to be just as lively as their All-Stars... Gay boy? Nice one Stacy, you moron. Another added: "Stacy a little homophobia then what's wrong with a straight man sleeping in the same bed with a gay one". (more...)
Nielsen Music Report Is In And The Chainsmokers Had A Huge Year Nielsen Music Report Is In And The Chainsmokers Had A Huge Year
- January 07, 2017

Drake's latest album soared past Beyoncé's Lemonade and Rihanna's Anti on Nielsen's Top 10 Albums of 2016 in the US list. Although Views and 25 topped the streaming and sales charts, Prince wound up being the top-selling album artist overall. (more...)
Debbie Reynolds to Be Buried with Carrie Fisher's Ashes Today
- January 07, 2017

Fisher and Reynolds died last week, one day apart. The event will also allegedly feature an exhibition of Debbie's costumes from her filmography, including 1952 movie musical Singin' in the Rain , as well as iconic Star Wars outfits worn by Carrie throughout her screen career. (more...)
Former CIA director quits Trump team
- January 07, 2017

Clapper Jr. and CIA Director John Brennan". I've been an advisor and felt that I was making a contribution. A spokesperson for Woolsey, Jonathan Franks, said in a statement on Thursday (5 January), "Effective immediately, Ambassador Woolsey is no longer a Senior Adviser to President-elect Trump or the transition. (more...)
George Michael's ex-lover Fadi Fawaz quizzed over star's death
- January 07, 2017

Despite saying he had found his boyfriend dead in the morning, the police were not called until shortly before 2pm, another discrepancy Mr Fawaz will be asked to clear up. Not long ago, Rob admitted to ABC Radio that he'd "lifted" a number of things from George over the years, including the cover of his most recent solo album The Great Unknown , which was inspired by the Wham! video "Bad Boys". (more...)
See Carrie Fisher's touching bond with Debbie Reynolds in Bright Lights trailer See Carrie Fisher's touching bond with Debbie Reynolds in Bright Lights trailer
- January 07, 2017

You might fairly ask if HBO moved up the release of Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens' documentary to January 7 to maximize viewer interest. It's safe to say that the proverbial apple didn't fall far from the proverbial tree. A portion of Fisher's ashes will also be laid inside a coffin, which will be buried next to Reynolds' grave. "They had what Carrie called "rampant empathy" for each other". (more...)
Casting is Underway for 'New Mutants', Classic 'X-Men' Actors To Return
- January 07, 2017

Written and directed by Shyamalan, Split also stars Anya Taylor-Joy ( The Witch , Morgan) in the role of a young woman named Casey who's trying to escape her abductor (along with two other girls) by taking advantage of some of his other, more helpful personalities. (more...)
Tucker Carlson to Take Megyn Kelly's Time Slot on Fox News Tucker Carlson to Take Megyn Kelly's Time Slot on Fox News
- January 06, 2017

Some cable news observers had speculated Fox would replace Kelly with one of the four women who had filled in for her at 9 p.m. Martha MacCallum will take over 7 p.m. In some ways, it makes more sense than " The Kelly File ", which was not necessarily compatible with those other shows. "This is a great decision by FNC and I will be cheering him on", Kelly said via her Twitter account . (more...)
Tom Jones lambasts BBC and The Voice makers for sacking him Tom Jones lambasts BBC and The Voice makers for sacking him
- January 06, 2017

He said: 'When she passed it was so sudden, in April, she found out she had lung cancer and it was too late, it was terminal, and it was very, very quick. Sir Tom, however, was invited back to the panel, with Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale taking up the other revolving seats. The debut single by Kevin Simm, the former Liberty X singer who won the last series, peaked at 24 in the charts. (more...)
Writers threaten to leave Simon & Schuster over Milo Yiannopoulos book deal Writers threaten to leave Simon & Schuster over Milo Yiannopoulos book deal
- January 06, 2017

The book will be published on March 14 by Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. 'I thought they were going to have me escorted from the building - but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of money'. Comedian Leslie Jones has spoken out against Simon & Schuster's decision to publish a book by outspoken "alt-right" figure Milo Yiannopoulos, months after he was banned from Twitter for allegedly encouraging a bombardment of abusive tweets towards the Ghostbusters actor. (more...)
No Christmas trees on the neutral ground! No Christmas trees on the neutral ground!
- January 06, 2017

NFPA says they recommend using one's local community's recycling program for tree disposal, if possible; trees should not be put in the garage or left outside. The mulch will be available at the drop off location. "A gentleman by the name of Kim De Gagne who is selling Christmas trees for quite a number of years now, over in McKenzie Towne". (more...)
Washington Post Express makes huge error on women's rights cover story Washington Post Express makes huge error on women's rights cover story
- January 06, 2017

After being published online and on Facebook for hours and being distributed in print (the Express is a free newspaper available at many stands throughout the Washington D.C. The gender symbols we use and misuse are derived from cuneiform depictions that connect gender to what has been a planetary cliche since ancient times, apparently: Mars for the male symbol and Venus for the female. (more...)
"Conan" shifting to a weekly show, according to Turner boss
- January 06, 2017

The Turner boss told TheWrap that the late-night field is "too crowded and competitive" and that he hopes ratings will improve with weekly shows. While at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Turner CEO John Martin told TheWrap that TBS "is planning to retool" the show to a weekly series, though there's no word when it will change. (more...)
Michael Keaton on Turning Down Batman Forever: 'It Sucked' Michael Keaton on Turning Down Batman Forever: 'It Sucked'
- January 06, 2017

Batman Forever is a decidedly campier film than 1989's Batman and 1992's Batman Returns , which were both directed by Tim Burton. Keaton says that he was really interested in doing it and working with JJ Abrams but that when the offer changed and he was being asked to star in an open ended TV series then he decided he just couldn't commit to it. (more...)
Samaje Perine Becomes OU All-Time Leading Rusher, Declares For NFL Draft Samaje Perine Becomes OU All-Time Leading Rusher, Declares For NFL Draft
- January 05, 2017

In three seasons at Oklahoma, Perine now has 4,122 yards. If Perine returns, he will again share the backfield with Joe Mixon and Baker Mayfield, who have both elected to stay at Oklahoma as well. Thank you to all the fans who have me on as I've progressed through my career. "That being said, after much consideration, I have chose to enter the 2017 NFL Draft". (more...)
ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson Reach Deal to Cut Ties
- January 05, 2017

Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of State, is severing ties with Exxon Mobil Corp. through a $180-million retirement package one week before his Senate confirmation hearing begins. The value of these shares are being sent to an independently managed trust. By extricating itself from Tillerson, Exxon hopes to alleviate concerns regarding conflicts of interest while Tillerson serves in the Department of State. (more...)
Kim Kardashian shares social media photo holding son Saint West
- January 05, 2017

Meanwhile, Kim , who has dealt with her own issues after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris previous year, is ready to get "back to normal", a source told ET Wednesday. Not long after, a source close to the Kardashian clan told Radar, " Kanye called Marquette himself behind Kim's back". She briefly stripped her two last names off of her profile, so that her name read simply as Kim . (more...)
Janet Jackson welcomes son Eissa, with husband Wissam Al Mana
- January 04, 2017

Janet Jackson and husband, Wissam Al Mana , are parents to a newborn baby boy. Janet Jackson has given birth to her first child today, People reports . She's doing great. Janet feels really strong and is just so excited for the baby to come. "She actually feels very good about everything". "Please, if you can try and understand that it's important that I do this now". (more...)