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Lady Gaga, not pregnant Beyonce, to headline Coachella
- March 01, 2017

Gaga will take the headlining spot that had been Beyonce's; pregnant with twins, the superstar announced last week that her doctors recommended she bow out. After Super Bowl and Grammys, this will be Gaga's third big performance this year. Gaga released her album " Joanne " on October 21. She joins Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar as headliners at Coachella , which will also feature Lorde , The XX, Father John Misty and Bon Iver. (more...)
Metropolitan Museum of Art chief resigns after eight years Metropolitan Museum of Art chief resigns after eight years
- March 01, 2017

But despite attracting record numbers of visitors his reign was beset by criticism over the cost of ambitious projects and ridicule over an attempt to modernise the venerable Met's iconic logo. "In close collaboration with the board, curators, and the entire organization, the museum has evolved into a beacon of scholarship and understanding, not only for visitors to our NY sites, but globally through digital platforms, leadership exchanges, and more. (more...)
Breivik's isolation 'not inhumane', Norway appeals court rules
- March 01, 2017

The ruling overturned a 2016 verdict by a lower court that Breivik's near-isolation amounted to "inhuman and degrading treatment" under the European Convention on Human Rights. It said the conditions for his incarceration were "not in violation" of the European Convention on Human Rights. Breivik's prolonged periods of isolation, lasting up to 23 hours, were also noted. (more...)
The best and worst of Oscar 2017 mishaps, upsets and triumphs The best and worst of Oscar 2017 mishaps, upsets and triumphs
- March 01, 2017

Dunaway. After the chaos that erupted at the end of Sunday night's awards when " La La Land " was incorrectly named the best picture victor, Kimmel may have more to complain about when it comes to his relatively low pay. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is pointing the finger of blame at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who later took responsibility for mixing up the winners' envelopes. (more...)
Oprah's not ruling out a presidential run
- March 01, 2017

But "it's clear", Rubenstein interjected, "that you don't need government experience to be elected President of the United States", the specter of a less-loved celebrity who now occupies the Oval Office hovering over the studio. In January, for example, she exclaimed "Never!" when Stephen Colbert prodded her on presidential ambitions. Before Trump, the media mogul who has been ranked the most influential woman in the world, said she didn't feel she had the experience and didn't know enough ... (more...)
Hollywood takes on United States president Trump at Oscars 2017
- March 01, 2017

Hollywood seized the global platform of the Oscars on Monday to take on Donald Trump, but stars kept the tone light and inclusive after the President's divisive debut. Now we know why Beatty had such a odd look on his face as his presenting partner Faye Dunaway read the name of the victor - " La La Land ". He continued: 'It didn't feel like a very glamorous evening. (more...)
Brie Larson didn't clap for Casey Affleck after he won Best Actor Brie Larson didn't clap for Casey Affleck after he won Best Actor
- March 01, 2017

In 2015, actress Brie Larson starred in the movie " Room ", for which she won the Academy Award for "Best Actress". If you remember, Gaga was joined onstage by real-life victims of sexual assault, and following the performance, Larson stood to hug every one of those women. (more...)
Oscars: Steve Harvey Tells Warren Beatty, "Call Me", After Best Picture Snafu
- March 01, 2017

Pictured: Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood. "I was not trying to be amusing", he said. "Man, I wish I had something better and more meaningful to say. Several celebrities wore blue ribbons on Sunday in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) advocacy group that worked to get Trump's bid to ban travellers from seven majority Muslim nations blocked in USA courts. (more...)
Donald Trump Rehearses Speech In Limo. Twitter Goes Into Overdrive Donald Trump Rehearses Speech In Limo. Twitter Goes Into Overdrive
- March 01, 2017

Slightly fewer, but still a majority, felt his policies on taxes (64%), immigration (62%) or health care (61%) were heading in the right direction. But occasionally, the mask slipped. "We can not allow our Nation to become a sanctuary for extremists". Trump's speech, which was delivered Tuesday night, was widely praised for its positive tone but lacked specifics about tax reform and deregulation, two key components of the market's postelection rally. (more...)
'Marvel's Inhumans' Casts Anson Mount as Black Bolt 'Marvel's Inhumans' Casts Anson Mount as Black Bolt
- March 01, 2017

Black Bolt and his brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon) rule the Inhumans; a group introduced to the Marvel TV universe in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The king of Attilan, Blackagar Boltagon has a destructive hypersonic voice that is so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. (more...)
Fans are not happy with Kourtney Kardashian over photo of her daughter Fans are not happy with Kourtney Kardashian over photo of her daughter
- March 01, 2017

Instead of getting all dolled up for a viewing party in Hollywood, Kourtney Kardashian spent Oscar Sunday chilling with her daughter Penelope at home. The 36-year-old was wearing a bath robe in the selfie, while little Penelope rested her head against her mother's shoulder. Kim Kardashian wearing her lip ring . (more...)
Oscars 2017: What Leaders Can Learn from The Best-Picture Mixup
- March 01, 2017

With 14 nominations (tying the record set by "All About Eve" in 1950 and " Titanic " in 1997), Damien Chazelle's musical labor of love was a heavy favorite to win best picture and many other awards. Also Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them became the first Oscar-winning Harry Potter film. Like Jenkins, he said the creators of his film and of " Moonlight " had developed a great deal of respect for one another through the awards season. (more...)
Partial list of winners for 89th Academy Awards
- March 01, 2017

Jordan Horowitz should win the Oscar for classiest reaction. . He and Melania attended the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. The video of the whole excruciating episode is available on the Oscars' site . Kimmel's best bit involved bringing in a busload of unsuspecting tourists to meet the stars, suggesting that perhaps there's not as much of a disconnect between the public and Hollywood as the president would have us believe. (more...)
BJP leader arrested in child-trafficking case
- March 01, 2017

She was arrested from Khoribari under Siliguri sub-division locatednear Indo-Nepal border of Darjeeling district. Juhi Chowdhury was being brought to Jalpaiguri for further interrogation and would be produced before the District Court tomorrow-Says the investigation team. (more...)
"Moonlight" Oscar-winners weigh in on Best Picture mix-up
- March 01, 2017

Having made just over $22 million as of Sunday at the box office, it's one of the lowest-grossing best-picture winners ever. Tarell Alvin McCraney: "Two boys from Liberty City up here on this stage representing 305". I could see if I was in his place how they would feel, and I think they looked over at us and they saw how we had felt as well". "This is Moonlight the best picture ". (more...)
Emma Watson Doesn't Want to Take Selfies with You Anymore Emma Watson Doesn't Want to Take Selfies with You Anymore
- March 01, 2017

As the actress behind Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies and the forthcoming Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," she has a massive fanbase. The storyline will be a side-plot to the main story about Belle - played by Emma Watson - and her relationship with the Beast [Dan Stevens]. (more...)
'Moonlight' and 'La La Land' directors discuss 'messy' Oscar moment together 'Moonlight' and 'La La Land' directors discuss 'messy' Oscar moment together
- March 01, 2017

Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won acting awards. Based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, the victory is also a big win for the black community and the impoverished Miami community as stories regarding marginalized individuals are often overlooked at ceremonies like the Academy Awards. (more...)
It's raining Oscars at the 89th annual Academy Awards It's raining Oscars at the 89th annual Academy Awards
- March 01, 2017

The producers of " La La Land " were nearly through their acceptance speech when the error was detected and Jordon Horowitz, one of the producers, graciously called the team of " Moonlight " onstage. When La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz was advised of the mistake, he told the audience, "We lost, by the way, but, you know". Steve Harvey knows all about announcing the wrong victor. (more...)
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole Are Officially Living Together
- March 01, 2017

There's speculation that Cheryl Cole could give birth any day now, but there was one thing she needed to do first before her role as mommy takes over. And as the world waits to see whether the couple welcome a boy or a girl, it seems that Liam and Cheryl already know what they are going to name their baby. (more...)
Kevin O'Connell, Oscar's Biggest Loser, Finally Wins on 21st Try
- March 01, 2017

He had previously owned the unwanted record for most nominations without a win. He told reporters that " Top Gun " was probably the most hard movie he had ever worked on. O'Connell, however, must be feeling a sense of relief tonight. "An editor needs good material, and the story of Desmond Doss and his courage and selflessness was as good as you get, so that was a great start for me". (more...)

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