Culture&Arts


Stamp-man: David Bowie to feature on new Royal Mail stamps Stamp-man: David Bowie to feature on new Royal Mail stamps
- January 26, 2017

Usually reserved for royalty, the new set will instead be adorned by ten different images of the musical icon: four live shots and six album covers, taken from "Hunky Dory ", " Aladdin Sane ", "Heroes ", "Let's Dance ", " Earthling " and "Blackstar ". (more...)
Bob Evans Farms sells restaurants as they go private Bob Evans Farms sells restaurants as they go private
- January 26, 2017

To view the full article, register now. "BEF Foods is the national market share leader in refrigerated dinner side dishes, and is also the market share leader in sausage products in its core Midwest markets", said the release. Bob Evans Farms Inc says that cash proceeds after taxes and transaction costs will range from $475 million to $485 million . The investment firm also thinks Golden Gate may explore a sale-leaseback arrangement with Bob Evans. (more...)
Madonna applies to adopt two children from Malawi
- January 26, 2017

Spokesman Mlenga Mvula says it is now up to the court to decide, AP reports . Madonna , who runs a charity called Raising Malawi in the southern African nation, adopted Malawian children David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009. (more...)
News Tony and Emmy Winner Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80
- January 26, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Levine . Mary Tyler Moore could the turn world on with her smile, as her theme song noted. She was, in other words, a rare character to see on television - and she soon found an audience that appreciated the show's refreshing frankness. Mary Tyler Moore was never able to recapture the particular magic that led to almost a decade of iconic television. (more...)
Weekly US oil inventories jump sharply Weekly US oil inventories jump sharply
- January 26, 2017

US refineries reduced inputs, decreasing by 421,000 barrels per day to 16 million barrels per day last week. However, gasoline stocks surged 6.8 million barrels, compared with expectations in a Reuters poll for a 498,000-barrel gain. Refinery crude runs fell 421,000 bpd last week as utilization rates dropped 2.4 percentage points to 88.3 percent of nationwide refining capacity, EIA data showed. (more...)
Mel Gibson Back in Oscar Race with Six Nominations for 'Hacksaw Ridge' Mel Gibson Back in Oscar Race with Six Nominations for 'Hacksaw Ridge'
- January 26, 2017

The movie star's baby news broke hours before Gibson, 61, picked up his first Oscar nomination since Braveheart , and he admits he was playing the proud dad when he heard his name had been mentioned among the Best Director nods on Tuesday morning. (more...)
Trump Has Lowest Approval Ratings For A New President Trump Has Lowest Approval Ratings For A New President
- January 25, 2017

While the "mainstream media" gleefully reports the "historically low" approval ratings of President Trump, it trumpets the high ratings President Obama enjoyed as he left office. Independents appear to be split, with 40% approving and 44% disapproving. Among Republicans, 90 percent approved of Trump's handling of his first days in office, while 81 percent of Democrats disapproved. (more...)
China 'determined' to safeguard interests in South China Sea China 'determined' to safeguard interests in South China Sea
- January 25, 2017

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China was "committed to peaceful negotiations with all countries concerned" in the dispute, and said it "respects the principles of freedom of navigation and over-flight in global waters". But analysts said his comments, like those of Spicer, suggested the possibility of US military action, or even a naval blockade. It is pertinent to mention here that a number of nations claim the resources-rich South China Sea, an important shipping route. (more...)
Same-Store Sales Slide at McDonald's Offers a Buying Opportunity
- January 25, 2017

Easterbrook said January 23 during a conference call with securities analysts to discuss the company's financial results. Bloomberg says the number of customers at McDonald's has dropped every year for the past four years, falling 2.1 percent in 2016. (more...)
'Manchester by the Sea' scores big with six Oscar nominations
- January 25, 2017

Amazon acquired Manchester by the Sea at Sundance in 2016. As Variety points out , the nomination comes nearly one year after Amazon made headlines by bidding a whopping $10 million for the rights to the film. So for now, Amazon - 1, Netflix - 0. The movie debuted in theaters, which is typical for films backed by Amazon, whereas Netflix typically buys the rights to films specifically to premier them on its streaming service first, which could make the difference in terms of scoring ... (more...)
The next 'Star Wars' is 'The Last Jedi'
- January 25, 2017

Rian Johnson is taking over for J.J. It's been weeks since we've had any new Star Wars developments, but don't worry, your long wait is over. This film is part of the Skywalker saga, which means it's going to be part of the "Episode ##" movies - in this case Episode 8 , or Episode VIII . (more...)
Donald Trump Forced 'Twilight' Stars To Separate? Donald Trump Forced 'Twilight' Stars To Separate?
- January 24, 2017

Come Swim is her directorial debut that's now playing at the Sundance Film Festival. And while Stewart is far from the only edgy, critically beloved actress with modern ideas about sexuality, she is somewhat unique in that she still retains her legions of mainstreams fans from the Twilight days. (more...)
Soulja Boy Officially Charged With Felony Gun Possession Soulja Boy Officially Charged With Felony Gun Possession
- January 24, 2017

Los Angeles prosecutors announced two felony counts and a misdemeanor charge against the 26-year-old, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way . One weapon is said to be stolen from a Huntington Beach police vehicle. The "Crank That" singer had been toting guns in his social media posts before the arrest. If Soulja boy is convicted, he could face up to four years in prison. (more...)
Stacey Dash is fired from her job with Fox News Stacey Dash is fired from her job with Fox News
- January 24, 2017

She primarily appeared on the afternoon news discussion show " Outnumbered ", and was frequently chastised on Twitter for her views. Anyway, black people should never see MSM as their only source of information, it will misguide us from our path. (more...)
Yuge: Alec Baldwin to Host Yuge: Alec Baldwin to Host "SNL" for Record 17th Time
- January 24, 2017

Saturday Night Live will return with the first of two back-to-back new shows, with Kristen Stewart hosting on February 4 alongside another SNL first-timer, "Know-It-All" singer Alessia Cara. Baldwin has just under three weeks to prep for the many Trump skits that are likely to come. Along with Baldwin hosting the episode of SNL , Ed Sheeran will be the musical guests. (more...)
Top 'Brexit' Leader Nigel Farage Joins Fox News Top 'Brexit' Leader Nigel Farage Joins Fox News
- January 23, 2017

Banks was part of the delegation led by Nigel Farage which pulled off a remarkable stunt in November when the former UKIP leader became the first foreign politician to visit the president-elect after his shock election win. Farage said: "Through most of my life, what happens in America in terms of social trends or developments, we follow, four or five years later". "He is the only person I have ever met in my life who makes me fee like an introvert". (more...)
Higgins will attend Trump inauguration despite growing boycott Higgins will attend Trump inauguration despite growing boycott
- January 22, 2017

Those techniques - sit-ins, peaceful protest, marches - are the actions we need to take in response to the seemingly endless and inevitable blunders and deliberately racist, classist and sexist policy Trump and his cabinet of rich donors put forward. (more...)
First Lady of Fashion: Melania Trump Channels Jackie Kennedy at Inauguration First Lady of Fashion: Melania Trump Channels Jackie Kennedy at Inauguration
- January 22, 2017

Now, let's talk about Melania Trump: The former model and now, first lady, wore a light blue dress with short cutaway jacket by All-American designer Ralph Lauren . Obama? With her victory-night outfit, The Federalist said Melania had proved "she is a queen at fashion trolling". Lauren supplied Clinton with many of her signature pantsuits and the pair enjoy a cozy relationship, a detail the designer remained quiet about during the presidential race. (more...)
All The Children And Wives Of Donald Trump At The Inauguration
- January 22, 2017

But it was the poster taped in the front of her house that really turned heads. Traditionally, all the secret service nicknames of the first family begin with the same letter. However, it is unclear what her exact role is, but unofficially, she will be the President's most trusted consultant. Donald Trump is not the only member of the Trump organization who starts a new job on Friday. (more...)
Adele Confirmed For Performance At 2017 Grammy Awards Adele Confirmed For Performance At 2017 Grammy Awards
- January 22, 2017

As we reported earlier this month, other confirmed acts include 10-time GRAMMY victor John Legend, eight-time GRAMMY-winning band Metallica, and seven-time GRAMMY victor and current nominee Carrie Underwood. The ten-time Grammy Award victor now has a total of five nominations at the upcoming show and we have everything crossed for her taking home as many of those awards as she can. (more...)
Jennifer Lopez confirms exciting Drake news Jennifer Lopez confirms exciting Drake news
- January 22, 2017

Rihanna has allegedly been telling friends that she thinks former friend Jennifer Lopez is "desperate" as rumors continue to swirl that her supposed romance with Drake is nothing but a publicity stunt. But I just have wonderful people in my life. The kicker? "We'll see if it's on his next album", she continued. "We did one song together", Lopez replied, adding, "I don't know if we will do more, we'll see". (more...)
James Cameron Overseeing New 'Terminator'; Deadpool Helmer Eyed to Direct
- January 22, 2017

According to the site, Ellison is "bankrolling an exploratory effort that includes engaging some top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively". There's no word on how deeply involved Cameron will be with the new " Terminator " project, but clearly based on the rumors, he's going to great lengths to reboot his beloved franchise. (more...)
Johnny Depp gets emotional during acceptance speech at People's Choice Awards Johnny Depp gets emotional during acceptance speech at People's Choice Awards
- January 22, 2017

The speech - interrupted by several fans shouting their love for the actor - reiterated the same thanks to Depp's fans. It's back to business as usual for Johnny Depp. The divorce was finally sorted on January 13, with the judge finalising the pair's financial settlement. Also remaining in Depp's possession will be 42 vehicles, ranging from cars and trucks to motorcycles and boats. (more...)
Westminster and Waterloo bridges closed after World War Two bomb found
- January 21, 2017

MBNA Thames Clippers tweeted: "The river is closed between Charing Cross bridge and Westminster bridge, this is expected to be closed overnight". The rush hour shutdown also saw the closure of Westminster Bridge, in the shadow of parliament's Big Ben clock, and Waterloo Bridge, both of which have since reopened. (more...)
'Star Trek: Discovery' Premiere Date Delayed (Again); Spock's Dad Cast 'Star Trek: Discovery' Premiere Date Delayed (Again); Spock's Dad Cast
- January 21, 2017

Production on Star Trek: Discovery still begins this week in Toronto, but with the premiere date now open-ended, it leaves the creative team with a less stressful work environment, as they're no longer racing towards a premiere date. It's not all doom and gloom - the EW report also revealed that another character has been cast for Discovery . "She's not a central part of the show but we love that character". (more...)