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Tim Allen on politics and Hollywood: Tim Allen on politics and Hollywood: "It is like '30s Germany"
- March 21, 2017

The truth is, he delivered these remarks with a laugh, in the manner of a comedian doing stand-up. Tim Allen attends the 100th episode celebration of "Last Man Standing" in Studio City, California, Jan. "I'm not attacking you", laughed Jimmy Kimmel, after Allen turned defensive. "You get in this town ..." "You've gotta be real careful around here", said Allen, 63, whose role in the 1990s sitcom " Home Improvement " made him a star. (more...)
Dame Vera Lynn celebrates turning 100 by beating Drake in the charts Dame Vera Lynn celebrates turning 100 by beating Drake in the charts
- March 21, 2017

Forty mile per hour winds and a wet low mist didn't dampen spirits as veterans, re-enactors and the Singing Sweethearts serenaded Dame Vera and sang happy birthday. And Dame Vera Lynn has celebrated her 100th birthday by becoming the oldest person to release an album with a new compilation of her orchestrated hits. (more...)
'Julia does things differently': Sesame Street's muppet with autism
- March 21, 2017

Sesame Street is providing a different kind of lesson with the introduction of its newest Muppet, Julia , who has autism. The show's creators hope the new character will help children better understand playmates who have autism, which is affecting more and more American kids. (more...)
Beauty and the Beast smashes the box office in opening weekend Beauty and the Beast smashes the box office in opening weekend
- March 20, 2017

That easily toppled last weekend's leader, the Warner Bros. feature "Kong: Skull Island", as well as " The Belko Experiment ", from horror specialist Blumhouse Productions. The film starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans also earned $180 million overseas for a global total of $350 million, according to THR . (more...)
Drake's Gonna Cake Up Big Time W/ Drake's Gonna Cake Up Big Time W/ "More Life" Release
- March 20, 2017

And it's truly a gift to Drake diehards that he didn't debut More Life as an Apple Music exclusive , as he has with his new releases in the past. While the potential credits list doesn't contain track titles (except for " Fake Love "), it does have what looks like an accurate list of guest appearances, producers and samples. (more...)
'Greatest rock'n'roll writer who ever lived': tributes pour in for Chuck Berry 'Greatest rock'n'roll writer who ever lived': tributes pour in for Chuck Berry
- March 20, 2017

In fact, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, once old school mates who'd lost touch, re-connected in part because of Chuck Berry, when Keith saw Mick holding one of the artist's records. Chuck Berry performs during a concert at the Felt Forum in 1969 in New York City, New York. In 1977, some of Berry's music-" Johnny B. Goode "-became a messenger for all of humanity, as it took its place on the Golden Record sent off with the Voyager spacecraft along with selections from Western classical ... (more...)
Awkward: Merkel asks for a handshake, Trump doesn't respond Awkward: Merkel asks for a handshake, Trump doesn't respond
- March 19, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed her commitment to refugees during a press conference held after her meeting with President Donald Trump, who has actively fought to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S. When the topic moved to trade, Trump said the US would do "fantastically well" in its trade relations with Germany. "You watch what happens to Angela Merkel , who I always thought of as a very good leader until she did this". (more...)
Jesy Nelson breaks her silence on the Little Mix split rumours Jesy Nelson breaks her silence on the Little Mix split rumours
- March 19, 2017

Jesy Nelson posted a snap of herself on Instagram earlier this week holding a Nickelodeon award. However, subsequent rumours that Little Mix were somehow on the verge of breaking up over an inter-band feud, with odds on a break-up apparently being slashed by bookmakers, were quickly denied by the group's management on Thursday. (more...)
Beauty & the Beast: Welcome spirit of confusion!
- March 19, 2017

Just like in another Disney movie, The Princess and the Frog , much of the touted diverse cast spends much of the movie as non-humans. Emma Watson was born to play Belle. Considering " Beauty and the Beast ", which hit theaters nationwide on Friday, is set to land one of the top 10 openings of all time , it's safe to say Watson will not be going hungry anytime soon. (more...)
New 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Trailer: Grimlock Roars into Action New 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Trailer: Grimlock Roars into Action
- March 18, 2017

It doesn't matter if there is a real plot to these films, as long as we see Autobots, Decepticons, and Dinobots fighting, we are in. She's cool and all, but we're here for the robots in disguise. There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. Her anticipated new movie, Transformers: The Last Knight , is coming out soon, and the actress even teased an exclusive clip at the Kids' Choice Awards. (more...)
It's back to work for Prince William after a weekend of partying
- March 18, 2017

At Tom van Straubenzee's wedding four years ago-which Kate had to miss because she was pregnant with Prince George-William reportedly ended up losing part of his front tooth after he was knocked in the face accidentally by his friend Tom Inskip during a marathon drinking session. (more...)
Fashion house Givenchy names Waight Keller as new artistic director Fashion house Givenchy names Waight Keller as new artistic director
- March 18, 2017

Tisci, 43, is credited with reviving Givenchy by cultivating links with a long line of celebrities including Beyonce, Madonna and Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian. "Hubert de Givenchy's confident style has always been an inspiration, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this legendary house's history", she said. (more...)
A remake Walt Disney would be proud of A remake Walt Disney would be proud of
- March 18, 2017

But that isn't a free pass for Disney to dish out a maddeningly pathetic excuse of a cover. " The one who will break the spell?" The song is let down by instrumentation that sounds unapologetically karaoke-y. I did not know that, and even as I watched certain incarnations of it as it was going, I thought, "Oh, maybe they're just showing me this with me at the beginning and the end just to make me feel good". (more...)
Monopoly Adds New Tokens, Drops the Wheelbarrow, Thimble and Boot Monopoly Adds New Tokens, Drops the Wheelbarrow, Thimble and Boot
- March 18, 2017

The hashtag symbol got 73,139 votes, which seems to indicate that Monopoly fans want to keep the internet off their game boards. According to a rep, participants from 146 countries cast 4.3m votes from January 10 to 31. At least we have a cat and a T-rex now. In a USA Today website story titled " This new T-Rex will make Monopoly nerds forget about the thimble ", writer Mary Bowerman reports that new Monopoly icons will begin appearing in the iconic board game. (more...)
'Iron Fist': Everything You Need To Know About Netflix's Controversial Superhero Show 'Iron Fist': Everything You Need To Know About Netflix's Controversial Superhero Show
- March 18, 2017

Now, Marvel's senior vice president Gary Ignatin has responded to the backlash, saying Jones was "the best actor to play Danny Rand". Might parts of Danny's story remind us of other superheroes? With the mysteries of the Hand becoming ever clearer, Iron Fist also explained the philosophy that drives them. (more...)
Trump's new budget may affect Waco art Trump's new budget may affect Waco art
- March 18, 2017

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) director Neal Benezra says the museum couldn't have co-curated its current Matisse/Diebenkorn show without NEA support, seeing as paintings by Matisse are valued in the millions and tens of millions of dollars . (more...)
Former Power Rangers actor pleads to killing roommate Former Power Rangers actor pleads to killing roommate
- March 17, 2017

TMZ reported a year ago that Sutter's family believed Medina was charged with murder because evidence didn't back up his self-defense story. The altercation became physical, and ended when Medina fatally stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword, officials said. (more...)
Mandy Moore defends 'This Is Us' after season finale disappoints fans Mandy Moore defends 'This Is Us' after season finale disappoints fans
- March 16, 2017

Those of us who have followed the show know by now not to go in unprepared, because one thing has become certain - there will be tears. Perhaps it makes me a bad This Is Us viewer that I didn't really care about when or how he died, but the show leaned on the question so much, both within the narrative (Kate won't tell Toby about it) and without (the many interviews Fogelman did teasing the question of when, or if, it would be revealed this season). (more...)
ABC7's Steve Dolinsky finalist for James Beard Award ABC7's Steve Dolinsky finalist for James Beard Award
- March 16, 2017

Kalup, the top toque in the kitchen at Domaine Hudson on Washington Street, was honored in the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category and Chesapeake & Maine on recognized for its innovative bar program. Ken Forkish (Ken's Artisan Bakery), who won a James Beard Award in 2013 for his cookbook "Flour Water Salt Yeast", is a double finalist this year. Kentucky native Ronni Lundy has been nominated for a 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Award for "Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes". (more...)
'Big Bang Theory' Spinoff 'Young Sheldon' Gets Series Order, Jon Favreau 'Big Bang Theory' Spinoff 'Young Sheldon' Gets Series Order, Jon Favreau
- March 15, 2017

And with Big Bang Theory getting set to wind down its 10th season, the expiration date for one sitcom may be approaching and making room for another. The theoretical physicist is now played by Jim Parsons on Big Bang , which has aired on CBS since September 2007. (more...)
George Michael to be buried next to mother George Michael to be buried next to mother
- March 15, 2017

The overgrown shrubbery near Lesley's grave has been cleared to make space for George's grave. Earlier this week a coroner ruled that George died from natural causes when he tragically passed away on Christmas day, with Andros claiming that the family haven't heard from Fadi since George's death. (more...)
Madeleine McCann Search To Continue Madeleine McCann Search To Continue
- March 15, 2017

Authorities say he "kept secrets" from them during the initial investigation. "Then detectives know they have done everything in their power to try to solve the case". Scotland Yard investigators this week received an additional £85,000 from the government to continue their work for another six months. In spite of reports claiming that the daughter of Gerry and Kate McCann had been seen in the likes of Morocco, Spain and Belgium, the girl's whereabouts are still unknown. (more...)
Kim Kardashian West begged robbers to 'let me live' during Paris raid Kim Kardashian West begged robbers to 'let me live' during Paris raid
- March 14, 2017

There's no way out". "There's no way out", she told her siblings. Back in January, preliminary charges were filed against 10 suspects in the Kim Kardashian robbery ranging in age from 29 to 72. They strapped me with plastic cables ... taped my mouth and my legs. The 37-year-old reality star finally admits to Scott that she feels like she's walking on eggshells when it comes to being honest with him, because she's anxious it might take a toll on his mental health and sobriety. (more...)
Dozens of flights canceled at Upstate NY cities as winter storms strike
- March 14, 2017

Flight Aware reports as of Monday afternoon that Chicago O'Hare International Airport has had 262 cancellations and 112 delays. Nine of those flights were either coming from or heading to Chicago, which had more than 750 of the total Monday cancellations. (more...)
Raven Gates, 'The Bachelor' Final Date With Nick Viall Raven Gates, 'The Bachelor' Final Date With Nick Viall
- March 14, 2017

In a sneak peek for Monday's finale Chris cries as he says, 'I've been falling in love with her for a very long time. Unfortunately, Vanessa's family has reservations about Nick , and her father even refused to give the couple his blessing on their hometown date! After narrowing down the bevy of 30 lovely women to the top two finalists, millions of die-hard fans will tune in to watch as Nick makes the most important decision of his life. (more...)