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Trump budget would fund border wall, but slash science and research
- March 17, 2017

If Trump gets his way, there will be more losers than winners among government departments and programs. These cuts include the Meals on Wheels program, a home delivery meal service for the elderly and disabled. Some foreign military grants would be shifted to loans. "Many of the reductions and eliminations proposed in the President's " skinny budget " are draconian, careless and counterproductive", said Rep. (more...)
'Grey's Anatomy' Season 13 Spoilers: Jackson, April Reconnect In Episode 16 Photos 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 13 Spoilers: Jackson, April Reconnect In Episode 16 Photos
- March 17, 2017

In the Grey's Anatomy episode 'Who is He (And What is He to You)?', Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and Dr. April Kepner (Sarah Drew) - aka Japril - travel to Montana to operate on a young patient. Sarah Drew said that this " Grey's Anatomy " #Japril episode is totally different because it will focus on Jackson , Entertainment Weekly reported. (more...)
You'll be blocked from new album releases unless you pay You'll be blocked from new album releases unless you pay
- March 17, 2017

The deal may be months away from being finalized, but Spotify is said to have cleared this particular clause with major record labels. "In exchange, Spotify would restrict the biggest album releases to its paid tier for a period of time - a substantial concession after years of friction with pop stars including Taylor Swift, who pulled her music from the platform in 2014". (more...)
Trump to meet Germany's Angela Merkel at the White House Trump to meet Germany's Angela Merkel at the White House
- March 17, 2017

Merkel fired back, saying in a news conference, "I think we Europeans have our fate in our own hands". The meeting is one of the more highly anticipated ones of Trump's young presidency. As Merkel is the longest serving Western leader, in office since 2005, she has dealt with numerous challenges and met with world leaders several times on numerous occasions. (more...)
Disney Princess bikinis become an online hit Disney Princess bikinis become an online hit
- March 17, 2017

Enchanted Bikinis is a swimwear line who have recently launched a series of Disney bikinis, so that every girl can feel like a princess in their own right on the beach. The company's website explains their aim behind this range of swimsuits, writing, "Our mission is to let the princess in you glow and enchant everyone and everything around, when you wear your Enchanted bikini ". (more...)
Tyra Banks returning as host of 'America's Next Top Model' Tyra Banks returning as host of 'America's Next Top Model'
- March 17, 2017

Tyra Banks will return as host of America's Next Top Model , which has been renewed for a 24th cycle and second on VH1. Banks was inspired by the faithfulness of the fans and had "a change of heart" to return has the host. "We'd like to thank Rita Ora for being a great partner and total pro". Commending the temporary host, she added: "Mizz @ritaora, you exemplify Business Boss Brand to the fullest!" Rita Ora is out, and Tyra Banks is back in! We guess it's a case of "if you want ... (more...)
Noel Fielding & Sandi Toksvig Join C4 Bake Off Line-Up
- March 17, 2017

The move proved controversial, with presenting duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins leaving the show as well as judge Mary Berry. The Great British Bake Off (or The Great British Baking Show , as it's known in the U.S.) is a reliably charming and soothing hour of television. (more...)
The BBC Interview Crashers Attend Their Father's Press Conference The BBC Interview Crashers Attend Their Father's Press Conference
- March 17, 2017

But they didn't. And then I saw the door was open. I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars. As Marion sat sucking a lollipop and James squirmed around in his mum's arms, Kelly spoke on the realities of being a working dad, especially one who works from home . (more...)
Clare Waight Keller confirmed as Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller confirmed as Givenchy artistic director
- March 17, 2017

Quite surprising for a brand founded in 1952. The French house officially announced Waight Keller's appointment today via an Instagram post, which included a portrait by fashion photographer Steven Meisel. She had experience designing the latter during her time as creative director of Pringle of Scotland, prior to joining ChloƩ. She is also the second female designer to take the helm at one of LVMH's couture houses (in June, the luxury conglomerate announced Maria Grazia Chiuri as the ... (more...)
'Aquaman' Movie Release Date Pushed Back 'Aquaman' Movie Release Date Pushed Back
- March 17, 2017

With Aquaman beginning production in May, Kroll says that Warner Bros. wants to put another DC Comics movie in front of cameras this year. Aquaman is expected to begin shooting in April with director James Wan at the helm. Right now that includes Jason Momoa as Arthur, Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis and Willem Dafoe as longtime ally Vulko (not pictured). Aquaman is moving out of October to take a plum holiday release window. (more...)
Fighting talk from the United States for North Korea
- March 17, 2017

Leaving the North with its present level of weapons technology was not an appropriate goal, Tillerson said in Seoul. One of the soldiers was taking video or photos. S. are likely to escalate, Ho said. China sees it as a threat to its own security. He arrived in South Korea from Japan, where he said that 20 years of efforts aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions had failed. (more...)
Netflix announces a major change to its ratings system Netflix announces a major change to its ratings system
- March 17, 2017

Just as thumbing up or down on Facebook give you the instant emotional connection to the thing you're reacting to, doing something similar on Netflix will have a similar effect. "What more powerful: you telling me you would give five stars to the documentary about unrest in the Ukraine; that you'd give three stars to the latest Adam Sandler movie; or that you'd watch the Adam Sandler movie ten times more frequently?" We want you to love what you watch. (more...)
Boy finds huge 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park Boy finds huge 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park
- March 17, 2017

An 8.52-carat diamond that was found in the same park in 2015 was estimated to be sold for $1 million last month, but the park hasn't given an estimate for Kalel's diamond, which is only one carat smaller. "This diamond is a truly extraordinary find", Cox said. About an inch of rain fell on the plowed search area during the week. The teenager said he is planning to keep the gem as a reminder of his day in the park. (more...)
'Spider-Man' Spin-Off 'Venom' Gets a Release Date 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off 'Venom' Gets a Release Date
- March 17, 2017

Sony has announced that #Venom will be hitting theaters on October 5, 2018, which is a lot sooner than we thought. It was about this time a year ago that we learned the Venom project was potentially back on the table. The news, which was first broken by The Wrap , points to Sony Pictures continuing to have big plans for their Spider-Man license that extends beyond a new series of films starring Tom Holland , who is also appearing in Disney/Marvel Studios' Avengers crossover events. (more...)
Donald Trump Invited To Visit Ireland
- March 17, 2017

I'm sure the next leader of Fine Gael will be delighted that the Taoiseach has passed this onto them. In regard to the undocumented Irish, Kenny said: "There is clear agreement to work constructively to deal with this matter". Government officials yesterday issued an embargoed copy of a keynote address that Mr Kenny was expected to deliver at The Ireland Fund dinner in Washington. (more...)
'Beauty and the Beast' stars join James Corden for 'Crosswalk Musical'
- March 17, 2017

Dan Stevens , the British actor known for his role as Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey , will roar onto the big screen this Friday as the Beast in Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast . "I didn't get to play this part in the movie, and I'm actually kind of glad", he said, before delivering the flawless deadpan. "Who wants to do it in front of millions of people in the film when you can do it in front of half a dozen Lyft and Uber drivers?" Beauty and the Beast is the ... (more...)
Trump's Travel Ban: What happens next for the legally challenged executive order? Trump's Travel Ban: What happens next for the legally challenged executive order?
- March 17, 2017

While Chuang said he "should not, and will not, second-guess the conclusion that national security interests would be served by the travel ban", if its primary aim is to discriminate against a particular religion, he had little alternative but to halt the executive order . (more...)
Bow Wow Gets Dragged on Twitter for Threatening to Pimp Melania Trump Bow Wow Gets Dragged on Twitter for Threatening to Pimp Melania Trump
- March 17, 2017

It portrays the president as a clown who's shown with the rapper pointing a gun at him. In it, Snoop Dogg shoots the Trump clown with a gun that releases a flag with the word "bang". But when Trump commented that the same action aimed at Barack Obama would have gotten the rapper in hot water, a Twitter tussle ensued. Although rapper Ice-T was "nervous" that Snoop Dogg was "messing with the line", he concluded: "I roll with Snoop". (more...)
Ed Sheeran announced as final headliner for Glastonbury Festival 2017 Ed Sheeran announced as final headliner for Glastonbury Festival 2017
- March 17, 2017

Ed has never headlined the popular British festival before, but he announced his plans to do so in 2015, telling the Press Association, "The next festival I do will be headlining Glastonbury, but it just won't be next year". Organiser recently revealed that "twice as many bands" had been booked for this year's event, which runs from 21 to 25 June at Worthy Farm in Somerset. (more...)
Rachel Maddow's Donald Trump Tax Return Episode Dominated Cable News Ratings Rachel Maddow's Donald Trump Tax Return Episode Dominated Cable News Ratings
- March 17, 2017

Even the brass at NBC News, the network cousin of Maddow's cable channel MSNBC, were reportedly peeved. Last night, while Maddow was doubling down on why her "scoop" was so big to Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night", Colbert was roasting his old friend in a hilarious segment that perfectly captured Maddow's signature cadence. (more...)

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