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Selena Gomez Shares First Teaser Trailer of Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why'
- January 26, 2017

And here's the synopsis, courtesy of Collider . The new series is based on the best-selling YA novel by Jay Asher . But fans should reserve judgement until the show hits Netflix on March 31st. Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-Winner Brian Yorkey and executive produced by Selena Gomez , Joy Gorman and Brian Yorkey and Kristel Laiblin , the series will premiere on Netflix . (more...)
Donald Trump's latest action has just seriously set back women's rights Donald Trump's latest action has just seriously set back women's rights
- January 26, 2017

Tianna Scozzaro, who directs the Sierra Club's work on gender and equity issues. Still, Ploumen pointed out the problem with targeting abortions in the first place because "banning abortion leads not to fewer abortions, but to more irresponsible practices in back rooms and higher rates of maternal mortality". (more...)
Viola Davis' Mom Is Really Excited About the Oscars Viola Davis' Mom Is Really Excited About the Oscars
- January 26, 2017

That seems unlikely given that Viola Davis is in the Best Supporting Actress category, but the Oscars have disappointed before. Meryl Streep, 67, has become the first star to be nominated for 20 Oscars as she received a best actress nod for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins , competing with Stone, Irish-Ethiopian star Ruth Negga for Loving, French star Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Natalie Portman for Jackie . (more...)
Dad photographs son unknowingly surfing over great white shark Dad photographs son unknowingly surfing over great white shark
- January 26, 2017

Eden Hasson was catching the last of the light while surfing at Samurai Beach in NSW on Tuesday evening when he got the fright of his life. He didn't realise at the time but the snaps show the huge predator on its back as it rides the wave with Eden. (more...)
La La Land ties for most nods as Oscars announced La La Land ties for most nods as Oscars announced
- January 26, 2017

Meryl Streep becomes the first actress to receive 20 nominations, stretching back to The Deer Hunter in 1979. Although their "Lion" picked up a number of nominations, including best supporting actor , best supporting actress (Nicole Kidman) and best picture , the once-powerhouse Weinstein brothers were hardly the major players they used to be, with long-shot gambles " Gold " and " The Founder " garnering nothing. (more...)
Trump Now Wants A 'Major Investigation' Into Alleged Voter Fraud Trump Now Wants A 'Major Investigation' Into Alleged Voter Fraud
- January 26, 2017

CNN reports Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon was registered to vote both in Florida and in NY during the election cycle, as was his daughter Tiffany. Spicer told the press that that is what Trump believes based on evidence presented to him. Trump's announcement Wednesday morning suggests that is the case. (more...)
ABC Apologizes for Incorrectly Listing Tom Hanks, Amy Adams as Oscar Nominees ABC Apologizes for Incorrectly Listing Tom Hanks, Amy Adams as Oscar Nominees
- January 26, 2017

Tom Hanks, who was also robbed of a 2017 Oscar nomination was also listed as a best actor nominee by accident and had to have his name taken down after. "How could she not be nominated for Oscar? " asked one. Its other nominations are for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing , Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing. (more...)
Lily Collins breaking down eating disorder 'taboo' with new movie
- January 26, 2017

While the " Mirror Mirror " actress had to lose weight for the film, she did it with the help of a nutritionist to ensure she remained healthy. A role hitting that close to home required "a different set of emotional skills", she said. She took to Instagram to thank them for their love and support. She also wants others to feel encouraged to come forward with their own stories in order to open up a wider awareness of the subject. (more...)
Sanctuary cities like Ashland in danger of losing federal funds Sanctuary cities like Ashland in danger of losing federal funds
- January 26, 2017

The order explicitly targets sanctuary cities , noting " Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States". The impact of his bill, called the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, would fall mainly on low-income neighborhoods that rely on the federal aid for affordable housing and public services. (more...)
Kannada actress Parul Yadav attacked by six stray dogs Kannada actress Parul Yadav attacked by six stray dogs
- January 26, 2017

She was attacked by the local dogs and this incident was shocking everyone. According to the reports, Parul was attacked by six dogs when she took her dog for a stroll and in the attempt of saving her pet, she got attacked by the dogs. Parul Yadav being treated at the Kokilaben Hospital. She was taken to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai for treatment. This gorgeous actress started her film career in Tamil and Malayalam. (more...)
I have no plans for marriage: Deepika Padukone
- January 26, 2017

As long as they both are on the same page, it's good. It was the sizzling chemistry between the co-stars that made the director D.J Caruso cast Deepika Padukone for the role of Serena in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage . Recently she got Vin Diesel to India to promote their movie together and got us all going gaga over her. "I don't take such talk seriously". In a behind-the-scenes video, Deepika can be seen in high spirits as she poses with utmost perfection for the lens. (more...)
Kickstarter for Official Apocalypse Now Game Announced Kickstarter for Official Apocalypse Now Game Announced
- January 26, 2017

Just let that sink in for a second. Apocalypse Now depicts the horror and spectacle of the Vietnam War through the character of Captain Benjamin Willard, an American tasked with the assassination of Colonel Walter E. "We will deliver a greater variety of experience and interaction than is now available within the relatively static industry". You can reserve a copy of the game by pledging $25; this will rise to $35 once the first thousand copies have been claimed - so jump in quick. (more...)
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac Have Split After Two Years of Marriage Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac Have Split After Two Years of Marriage
- January 26, 2017

Johansson most recently made an appearance at the Women's March on Washington this past weekend, where she opened up about how Planned Parenthood saved her as a teenager. MORE: Kim Kardashian Calls off Divorce - Kanye West "Convinced Her" to Stay! "Support my daughter", she said in an impassioned speech during the protest. (more...)
Trump's approval rating lowest during first days as President Trump's approval rating lowest during first days as President
- January 26, 2017

Trump's predecessor Barack Obama's opening approval rating in January 2009 was 67 per cent, George W Bush's was 57 per cent in 2001, Bill Clinton's was 58 per cent in 1993, George HW Bush's was 51 per cent in 1989 and Ronald Reagan's was also 51 per cent in 1981, the report said . (more...)
Trump issues executive order for wall to be built along Mexican border Trump issues executive order for wall to be built along Mexican border
- January 26, 2017

That exception could cover Christians fleeing Muslim-majority nations. One of Donald Trump's most eye-catching campaign promises was to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to help cut illegal immigration - but nobody was really sure whether he would actually do it. (more...)
SNL writer suspended for calling Barron Trump the 'first homeschool shooter' SNL writer suspended for calling Barron Trump the 'first homeschool shooter'
- January 25, 2017

Katie Rich , issued an apology for her tweet on Monday. "Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid." she said . Next to one photo where the boy looks during his dad's inauguration, she writes: "I think Barron is on his Gameboy". (more...)
Dutch government plans to counter Donald Trump with abortion funds Dutch government plans to counter Donald Trump with abortion funds
- January 25, 2017

Barack Obama revoked the Mexico City Policy in January 2009, less than a week after taking office. Bottom line: The Republican war on women continues, that war is now global, and Trump is leading the charge. Multiple studies have come out looking at the impact of the global gag rule and they have found that the primary impact is lost access to contraceptives , and in turn, increased rates of abortion-which are primarily unsafe. (more...)
Chris Brown Has A Predictably Racist Response To Aziz Ansari's 'SNL' Monologue Chris Brown Has A Predictably Racist Response To Aziz Ansari's 'SNL' Monologue
- January 25, 2017

To create more balance in the U.S., he suggests that the media start doing positive news reports about brown people to counter the hate-mongering of racists, because members of the hate groups have never "seen brown people doing normal things!" Hey Chris , I've got something for you. (more...)
The Predator Reboot Cast Adds Thomas Jane
- January 25, 2017

Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, and Moonlight's Trevante Rhodes, just added another badass to the squad: Room's Jacob Tremblay . Holbrook stars in the film as an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of the titular alien species and is forced to lead the fight against them. (more...)
Move over Liz! David Bowie will be on United Kingdom stamps from March Move over Liz! David Bowie will be on United Kingdom stamps from March
- January 25, 2017

The British postal service said on Wednesday it would be issuing a special series of stamps in honour of late musician David Bowie . This collection marks the first that Royal Mail has devoted to a single musician or cultural figure - the only other music acts are The Beatles and Pink Floyd. (more...)

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