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San Diego area hotels honored among best in the U.S.
- January 24, 2017

TripAdvisor honored 7,612 properties in 109 countries, but here are the very best. A 33-bedroom family-run hotel, Lawton Court has only been open since 2014 and costs £78 a night. "Travelers planning 2017 trips can find inspiration for some of the best places to book around the world from this diverse group of outstanding accommodations". (more...)
Viola Davis Nominated for Academy Award - See Rest of Nominatons Viola Davis Nominated for Academy Award - See Rest of Nominatons
- January 24, 2017

Rhode Island's Viola Davis has been nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for the movie " Fences ". Davis isn't the only one making history at this year's Oscars. She was nominated alongside her fellow editor, Nat Sanders, for Moonlight , which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Motion Picture. This is shaping up to be a big awards season for Davis, as she's already won a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice award for her Fences role. (more...)
Kylie Jenner Debuts Sleek New Hair -- Cue the Copycats!
- January 24, 2017

While the limits models go to stay slim are often not considered healthy, the supermodel is taking what she calls a scientific approach to eating less, by changing the colour of her walls. While the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star doesn't have much dance experience, we'd say she's pretty darn expressive and graceful. Decked out in chic Puma merch , the Kylie Lip Kit entrepreneur is shown in a variety of poses, including one particularly impressive shot in which she shows off her ... (more...)
Women's March On Washington Spreads Worldwide Women's March On Washington Spreads Worldwide
- January 24, 2017

People are now also contrasting photos of the attendance of the inauguration and the Women's March. The organizers of the march emphasized that any and all "defenders of human rights" are welcome to attend. But, he got a look at demonstrators as his motorcade returned to the White House after his speech at the Central Intelligence Agency. Hannah Bryant, a 34-year-old museum worker, brought her four-year-old daughter - both of them wearing the bright pink "pussy hats" worn by U.S. (more...)
Dennis Quaid Slams Movie's Abuse Allegations
- January 24, 2017

Polone also wrote that the events depicted in the video did not match up with what he witnessed during his weeks on set, when he saw animals being treated ethically and kindly. "When he was asked to perform the stunt from the other side of the pool, which was not how he had been doing it all day, he balked". Both Quaid and host Ellen DeGeneres took issue with the timing of the video's release, saying the mistreatment of the dog should have been brought to light as soon as it happened. (more...)
President Trump to quit Afghanistan President Trump to quit Afghanistan
- January 24, 2017

In an open letter to the new US president published on one of its official web pages, the insurgent movement said the United States had lost credibility after spending a trillion dollars on a fruitless entanglement. Two of his top security appointments - retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and former General Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser - both have extensive experience in Afghanistan. (more...)
'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans Shows-Off Tattooed Baby Bump 'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans Shows-Off Tattooed Baby Bump
- January 24, 2017

In the image, a smiling Janelle wore a pair of low slung jeans and pulled her red top up to put her inked-up bump on full display as the nurse measured her growth. Ensley welcomes big brothers Jace from Evans' relationship with Andrew Lewis and Kaiser from her previous romance with Nathan Griffith . Jenelle was previously married to Cortland Evans. (more...)
Keshia Knight Pulliam Gives Birth to First Child! Keshia Knight Pulliam Gives Birth to First Child!
- January 24, 2017

Keshia Knight Pulliam has given birth to her first child amid split from former National Football League star Edgerton Hartwell. In July, she announced that the couple were expecting a baby girl. Hartwell, who played linebacker for the Falcons and who appeared a few times on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008, got engaged to Pulliam on New Year's Eve. (more...)
Watch the 89th Oscars Nominations Livestream on AWN! Watch the 89th Oscars Nominations Livestream on AWN!
- January 24, 2017

The documentary feature category also highlighted work that engages with the history of racial division in the USA: " I Am Not Your Negro ", based on an unfinished James Baldwin book; Netflix's "13th" directed by Ava DuVernay, about race and the criminal justice system; and Ezra Edelman's sprawling account of O.J. (more...)
The Official Oscars Website Just Made A Really Awkward Mistake The Official Oscars Website Just Made A Really Awkward Mistake
- January 24, 2017

The Oscars made a huge mistake when they listed their nominees - and Irish actress Ruth Negga was affected. But the long-overdue actress' understated performance as a linguist communicating with aliens may have been too muted for voters, who otherwise welcomed the sci-fi drama with eight nominations including best picture . (more...)
Protesters across globe rally for women's rights Protesters across globe rally for women's rights
- January 24, 2017

She noted that women agitating for the right to vote in 1913 mounted a landmark march in Washington the day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. "Isn't it wonderful", someone gushed on Facebook, "how we could have such a peaceful protest?" By evening, students had used their handmade signs to decorate the Walking Man sculpture at the South Pasadena Metro station, bringing the march's energy back with them. (more...)
Oscars 2017: Did Amazon Studios just beat Netfilx to awards race?
- January 24, 2017

So for now, Amazon - 1, Netflix - 0. MA native Casey Affleck is up for a Best Actor Academy Award for his starring role in the film, in which he plays a janitor in Quincy forced to return to his hometown to be the legal guardian for his nephew after a death in the family. (more...)
Trump administration tells EPA to freeze all grants, contracts Trump administration tells EPA to freeze all grants, contracts
- January 24, 2017

Additionally, the plan recommends that Trump issue an executive order prohibiting the EPA from overruling federal or state permit or regulatory decisions unless they clearly violate established law. "This may be a little wider than some previous administrations, but it's very similar to what others have done", he told ProPublica . And his nominee to run the agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has repeatedly sued the EPA over the years, challenging its legal authority to regulate ... (more...)
Roman Polanski steps down as Cesar Awards president following outcry Roman Polanski steps down as Cesar Awards president following outcry
- January 24, 2017

Polanski's lawyer Temime said the decision to pull out had been made "in order not to disturb the Cesars ceremonies, which should focus on the cinema and not on the appointment of the (event's) president". Women's minister Laurence Rossignol called the move "shocking". The choice of Polanski showed "an indifference with regard to the acts of which he is accused" and "a sort of banalisation of rape", she said. (more...)
Taylor Swift Praises Those Who Marched in the Women's March Taylor Swift Praises Those Who Marched in the Women's March
- January 24, 2017

The 27-year-old singer says that she is so proud to be a woman on a day like today. As someone pointed out to her in a blunt reply to her Tweet, she "stayed quiet all through the election process to ensure your record sales wouldn't fall victim to a divided U.S.". (more...)
Black Panther: first pictures from movie shoot Black Panther: first pictures from movie shoot
- January 24, 2017

State Department escorting foreign diplomats on American soil. His own movie gives Marvel the chance to extend their shared universe further, and though the huge ensemble merry-go-round of the Infinity War films loom large on the horizon our interest is piqued by what will happen in Wakanda. (more...)
The mad Lunar New Year travel rush in China well underway The mad Lunar New Year travel rush in China well underway
- January 24, 2017

Originally, it was tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar; it began in the middle of the 12th month and ended around the middle of the first month with the waxing of the full moon. Rather, this case has been designed by emerging pop artist Jacky Tsai, a name that is lost on us but is apparently known for creating something for Alexander McQueen's 2008 menswear collection. (more...)
Saudi's Falih says output cuts set to lower oil inventories
- January 24, 2017

Bernstein Energy reported that in the last quarter of the previous year, global oil inventory decreased by 24 million barrels to 5.7 billion barrels. Analysts at USA financial services firm Cowen & Co said in a note this week that its capital expenditure tracking showed 27 exploration and production (E&P) companies planned to increase spending by an average of 34 percent in 2017 over 2016. (more...)
Horror movie Rings' dead character Samara comes to life Horror movie Rings' dead character Samara comes to life
- January 24, 2017

In the video, customers can be seen chatting with a store representative who is giving them all the specs on the different TV sets as the trailer for "Rings" is playing on all the screens. This isn't the first time horror films have been promoted by scaring the trousers off people. It's a favorite of one our morning producers. Now, she's back in action with Paramount's long-developed sequel Rings and the studio is getting people back in the spooky spirit with a hidden-cam prank. (more...)
Did Tom Brady throw shade at Aaron Rodgers' family drama? Did Tom Brady throw shade at Aaron Rodgers' family drama?
- January 24, 2017

Reportedly, Aaron hasn't been in touch with his family since 2014, around the same time he started dating Olivia Munn. The state of their relationship was first made public last spring when Rodgers' brother Jordan, who was competing on "The Bachelorette" at the time , revealed he and the Packers' star were no longer speaking. (more...)

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