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Anti-abortion activists 'march for life' in Washington Anti-abortion activists 'march for life' in Washington
- January 28, 2017

On Monday, Trump signed an executive order reinstating a ban on funding to nongovernmental groups that promote or perform abortions worldwide. Trump also voiced his support, tweeting Friday, "The #MarchForLife is so important". "They are denying the most vulnerable and at-risk of the people among us from the trusted, awesome health care we provide", Smith says of Republicans. (more...)
Selena Gomez, The Weeknd share a romantic Italian holiday. See pictures
- January 28, 2017

The two have been going on recent low-key date nights with friends, and now Gomez is wearing The Weeknd's bling. "Taylor doesn't see Selena often, but she wants there to be no weirdness at all", the insider said, referring to reports that things may have gotten awkward because The Weeknd's ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid as well as her sister Gigi Hadid are both members of Swift's girl squad. (more...)
NHL's all-time greats cite Gordie Howe as the best
- January 28, 2017

Happening at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, it will broadcast live in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports beginning at 6:30 PT/9:30 ET. Those at the far goal line will attempt to hit the five hole of the net for 10 points (or 20 if the goal is scored by goaltender, but as of now no goalie is scheduled to be one of the four shooters). (more...)
Trump's voter fraud claims tied to Langer
- January 28, 2017

Langer, a German citizen who can not vote in the United States, said Thursday that "the report in the New York Times and other news outlets was a mischaracterization by the media ". The ABC host later asked , "Do you think that talking about millions of illegal votes is unsafe to this country without presenting the evidence?" During his first TV interview after entering the White House , Trump showed on camera the last letter by Obama and called it a "beautiful letter". (more...)
Emmanuelle Riva, the Oscar-nominated French actress, dies aged 89 Emmanuelle Riva, the Oscar-nominated French actress, dies aged 89
- January 28, 2017

In addition to acting in fils such as Gillo Pontecorvo's Kapo (1960), Jean-Pierre Melville's Leon Morin (1961) and Georges Franju's Therese (1962), Riva was also a published photographer. She remained loyal to the stage throughout her career, while also appearing in films from iconic directors like Philippe Garrel and Marco Bellocchio . (more...)
Oscar'17 nominee 'The Salesman' star to boycott the Academy Oscar'17 nominee 'The Salesman' star to boycott the Academy
- January 28, 2017

He told ABC News on Wednesday that his plan was not a "Muslim ban", but targeted countries that 'have tremendous terror'. There was concern that Trump's order might affect the situation, but now it appears this is the case. He has been doing award season press for The Salesman in the United States. It is directed by the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi whose " A Separation " won an Oscar for best foreign language film in 2012. (more...)
CW's 'Riverdale': Meet The Entire Cast Before Tonight's Premiere CW's 'Riverdale': Meet The Entire Cast Before Tonight's Premiere
- January 28, 2017

AU Editor's Note: Riverdale will be streaming on Netflix in Australia. As a lifelong casual Archie peruser, I will approach Riverdale - The CW's juicy new thriller set in the colorful universe of Archie Comics - with only the facts and mythos that the series itself presents, save for a light dip into online Archie lore whenever the situation truly demands it. (more...)
Oscar nominations include German comedy 'Toni Erdmann' Oscar nominations include German comedy 'Toni Erdmann'
- January 28, 2017

Also recognized in supporting actor was Dev Patel , a British actor of Indian descent, for " Lion ". The opening clip of the live nomination broadcast included various actors of color including Jennifer Hudson and Ken Watanabe, taking a more contemporary approach to the traditional nominations ceremony with the live YouTube video. (more...)
Ruling Expected on Texas Fetal Burial Law Ruling Expected on Texas Fetal Burial Law
- January 28, 2017

During the two-day hearing, abortion providers testified that the rule could put clinics in danger of forced closure because there are a limited number of vendors available to comply with the burial or cremation mandate, and they feared protests by anti-abortion activists could discourage vendors from doing business with abortion clinics. (more...)
Star Wars movie title prompts fan delight, speculation Star Wars movie title prompts fan delight, speculation
- January 28, 2017

While the meaning of " The Last Jedi " is still unknown, fans can expect that " Star Wars Episode VIII " will be something different from the previous films because of its director, Johnson. Though it'll probably be another few months (April is rumored) before we get some kind of teaser trailer, the title reveal has made way for a few minor, but intriguing tidbits of information. (more...)
US Vice President Pence addresses anti-abortion activists at rally in Washington US Vice President Pence addresses anti-abortion activists at rally in Washington
- January 28, 2017

There were 23 charter buses that went to the nation's capital from northeast Indiana. But in the future, America can be won over to a pro-life perspective, "If we each of us do all we can to meet them where they are with generosity, not judgment", according to Vice President Mike Pence. (more...)
Red-hot Heat win 6th straight, 100-88 over Bulls Red-hot Heat win 6th straight, 100-88 over Bulls
- January 28, 2017

Hoiberg benched the veteran for numerous games after that and has not inserted him into the starting lineup that often since. Butler and Wade had an bad lot to say to the media following a heartbreaking loss to the Atlanta Hawks that involved the two stars combining for 73 points but also ended with missed 3-pointers from Taj Gibson , Nikola Mirotic and Paul Zipser. (more...)
Harry Potter Actor John Hurt Dies At 77
- January 28, 2017

John Hurt was knighted in 2015. "To be quite honest, the film was misery to make because of the physical problems, so if it's working I'm jumping for joy", Hurt said in a 1980 interview. Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright called Sir John "inspirational" while filmmaker Kevin Smith tweeted: "Rest in Peace to the actor genius John Hurt ". (more...)
Priyanka Chopra Ups the Hotness Quotient in 'Baywatch' Motion Poster Priyanka Chopra Ups the Hotness Quotient in 'Baywatch' Motion Poster
- January 28, 2017

Playing the character of a bad-ass villain Victoria Leeds, Chopra shares the screen with other notable actors including Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario , Jon Bass, and Kelly Rohrbach . Priyanka Chopra shared a teaser of her film Baywatch on Instagram where she walks suggestively to the camera, blows a kiss at it and wipes off the fog. (more...)
Reasons This Year's Oscar Nominations Are Notable Reasons This Year's Oscar Nominations Are Notable
- January 28, 2017

Also a record: the six black actors nominated, including " Fences " stars Washington and Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris of " Moonlight ", Ruth Negga of " Loving " and Octavia Spencer of "Hidden Figures". Or, has the Academy's expansion diminished the importance of a Best Picture nomination , now that less-deserving movies manage to sneak in? Chazelle said he was "humbled and grateful" for the film's nominations , noting, "its been a tremendous year for films and I'm ... (more...)
Riverdale: this bokeh Archie is weird and addictive Riverdale: this bokeh Archie is weird and addictive
- January 28, 2017

To both her and Kevin's shock, Archie got chiseled over the summer. It's all too familiar. Don't expect Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) to be fighting over Archie (KJ Apa) on Riverdale forever - or even for the rest of the season. (more...)
Millie Bobby Brown cast in Godzilla: King of Monsters! Millie Bobby Brown cast in Godzilla: King of Monsters!
- January 28, 2017

Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens in the U.S. 22 March 2019. This will be Millie Bobby Brown's first film role. Stranger Things took everyone by surprise when it debuted on Netflix past year. King of Monsters is part of a giant monster cinematic universe that also includes Kong: Skull Island. Michael Dougherty is directing from a script by Dougherty and Zach Shields . (more...)
Elgin pro-life supporters upbeat as March for Life gets new life
- January 28, 2017

And I will say this, and I didn't realize this. Ernst also said "we will re-direct Planned Parenthood funding to other eligible women's health care providers", referring to another attempt after previous plans fell through in during Barack Obama's presidency. (more...)
Kung Fu Yoga Telugu release date announced Kung Fu Yoga Telugu release date announced
- January 28, 2017

Kung Fu Yoga actress is turning heat with her sheer oomphs. Among them, superstar Salman Khan was also present. "Sonu and Jackie came on set on a humble bicycle". But when his films do hit the screens, the popularity and box-office collection breaks a record each time. Kung Fu Yoga is an action-adventure-comedy film and is directed by Stanley Tong featuring Jackie Chan , Aarif Rahman , Zhang Yixing , Miya Muqi, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani , Zhang Guoli and Amyra Dastur . (more...)
'La La Land' poised to lead Oscar nominations today 'La La Land' poised to lead Oscar nominations today
- January 28, 2017

To say the least, it is a record-tying, diverse list - Oscars nominations 2017. In a year in which many Oscar bait, yet relatively unmemorable movies were released ( Frost/Nixon , anybody?), hopes and odds were high that Christopher Nolan's film would become the first superhero movie to ever be honored with a Best Picture Oscar nomination . (more...)

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