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Sesame Street introducing Julia, a Muppet with autism Sesame Street introducing Julia, a Muppet with autism
- March 21, 2017

The job was awarded to puppeteer Stacey Gordon , who travelled 2,400 miles from Phoenix to New York City to audition for the role. Image credit: Zach Hyman / ThinkProgress.org " In writing Julia for the Sesame Street episode, the big question was, what do we talk about? Her memory is better than most people's, and she has excellent drawing skills. (more...)
Rani Mukerji Reveals Why No Pics Of Adira Have Been Made Public Rani Mukerji Reveals Why No Pics Of Adira Have Been Made Public
- March 21, 2017

She said, "It's wonderful being a mother, you change overnight because there are certain things that they kind of teach you on a day to day basis". Bollywood actor Rani Mukerji recently confessed that she's never been happier. "It is going to be a handsome phase and I am going to enjoy my work in a different way". In a Facebook chat, ahead of her birthday on Tuesday, Rani answered a bevy of questions from her fans. (more...)
Drake admits to drunk texting Jennifer Lopez in new track
- March 21, 2017

More Life was streamed 61.3 million times in its first day on the rival service. That makes Apple Music's performance quite the accomplishment for Apple, and it was likely helped by Drake's debut of the album on OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1. (more...)
Woody Harrelson has apparently quit smoking weed Woody Harrelson has apparently quit smoking weed
- March 21, 2017

Before saying he didn't want the interview to be all about weed, Harrelson explained the euphoric effect it had on him before revealing that he felt weed was hindering him from being "emotionally available". "Well, you know. I feel like it was keeping me from being emotionally available". The actor also talked about his upcoming movie "Wilson" in which a lonely, neurotic man, played by Harrelson, reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time. (more...)
Drake Finally Releases Drake Finally Releases "More Life"…Was It Worth The Wait?
- March 21, 2017

This number is largely due to streams, with traditional album sales likely accounting for 200,000 to 250,000 units. Some fans wondered what happened to a rumoured collaboration with fellow Toronto singer The Weeknd, while others noted a sparse presence by Drake's OVO Sound label mates, like Roy Woods and Majid Jordan. (more...)
Bayern's Arjen Robben mocked by team-mates after angry reaction to substitution Bayern's Arjen Robben mocked by team-mates after angry reaction to substitution
- March 21, 2017

The rebound fell to the center of the box and was met by Robert Lewandowski with a diving header. There was nothing Sommer could do to stop Bayern's opener in the second half, though. Gladbach refused to throw in the towel and pushed hard for a leveler without really troubling the Bayern defense, superbly marshaled by Mats Hummels and Javi Martinez. (more...)
The internet turned Mr Bean into a horror film The internet turned Mr Bean into a horror film
- March 21, 2017

Bean played by worldwide actor Rowan Atkinson was trolled to be dead on social media a few days ago. The character, conceived as "the world's most annoying man", works well in context, as most of Atkinson's work is mimed. The report emerged on Twitter via a fake account posing as USA broadcaster Fox News. They further added, "The first one is the video player embedded in the site". (more...)
Ted Cruz slams Democrats' hypocrisy during Gorsuch confirmation hearing
- March 21, 2017

Sasse, a Republican, expects Democrats and interest groups to mount an aggressive opposition to Gorsuch's confirmation. Gardner said he hopes Gorsuch will receive "a fair hearing" that he would work with "colleagues on both sides of the aisle to expeditiously confirm his nomination". (more...)
Saric soars as Sixers dump Celtics Saric soars as Sixers dump Celtics
- March 21, 2017

Fans pay a lot of money to see LeBron or Curry the one time they come to town. "I've been part of six straight Finals, and every season the Finals is bigger and bigger and better and better, and more people are tuning in". "For us to band together, and be able to get a win like that, it means a lot". Isaiah Thomas did everything he possibly could in order to be cleared to play on Monday. (more...)
Republicans revamp USA health bill to help older Americans
- March 21, 2017

Ryan's declaration that more would be done to help older Americans came after a third House moderate said Saturday that he could not support the bill "in its current form". Paul said of the present GOP plan. That meeting - a prelude to bringing the legislation to the House floor - is expected to produce amendments aimed at securing votes. (more...)
Sensex falls 129 points in early trade on profit booking by investors Sensex falls 129 points in early trade on profit booking by investors
- March 21, 2017

On Monday, the Nifty50 had closed 33 points down at 9,127 and the Sensex had closed 130 points lower at 29,519. Market breadth was positive with 690 advances against 414 declines. Oil prices were muted on concerns of growing USA oil output and high inventories. The stock is trading at Rs 869.1 per share, up by 0.5%. "Aviation, FMCG and power sector stocks also traded on a lower note". (more...)
George Clooney thrills elderly fan with nursing home visit George Clooney thrills elderly fan with nursing home visit
- March 21, 2017

One staffer commented they didn't know he was coming but stated "he bought a card and a lovely bunch of flowers". Staff added Pat was "delighted and surprised when George greeted her with a bouquet of flowers and card", after the Gravity star turned up unannounced. (more...)
Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee
- March 21, 2017

Why?" As Gorsuch sat through hours of 10-minute opening statements by Senate Judiciary Committee members, some Republicans played defense, looking to distance Gorsuch from Trump and the fractious months-long standoff over Garland's nomination. (more...)
Sean Spicer Defended Trump Playing Golf With The Most Ridiculous Excuse
- March 21, 2017

White House aides have been coy about Trump's golfing trips, saying Sunday that he was working at his club and "may hit a few balls". Since taking office, however, Trump, an avid golfer who is reportedly a better player than his predecessor, has not shied away from his favourite pastime. (more...)
'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, A Muppet With Autism
- March 21, 2017

Check out our guide to Autism here. CBS reports Julia was so well-received by children and parents that " Sesame Street " made a decision to add her to the broadcast. Betancourt, in a press release , said families affected by autism have appealed to " Sesame Street " for years to address the condition. Diagnoses of autism have risen steadily in recent years to the rate of one in every 68 U.S. (more...)
Mel B Divorces Husband Stephen Belafonte Mel B Divorces Husband Stephen Belafonte
- March 21, 2017

According to the report, the America's Got Talent star cited "irreconcilable differences" In legal papers that were submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday. Both were by their dad Martin's bedside when he passed away after a long battle with cancer earlier this month and Mel signed off a touching Insta tribute to the 63-year-old as being from both of them. (more...)
Why You Should Take a Moment to Meet Sesame Street's Newest Character
- March 21, 2017

Julia was first introduced in 2015, playing alongside Elmo and Abby Cadabby, as part of an online-only Digital Storybook story called Sesame Street and Autism: See the unbelievable in All Children. "I've been preparing for Julia for my whole life", Stacey Gordon , the puppeteer who voices Julia , said. "It's important for kids without autism to see what autism can look like", she told 60 Minutes . (more...)
Drake Takes More Shots at Meek Mill on More Life
- March 21, 2017

Drake's "More Life" sales projections have arrived, and they're big. And, after some controversy , More Life finally includes a Drake and Kanye West collaboration titled " Glow ". Critics and fans have accused Drake of taking popular trends and using them for his own personal gain while doing nothing for the artist responsible over the past couple of years (remember the Makonnen situation). (more...)
Sesame Street debuts new character with autism
- March 21, 2017

Young viewers and their families will soon meet a Sesame Street Muppet who's a little different than the ones they already know when the long-running children's show introduces Julia , who has autism. "Kids are resilient beings and they can look past differences", Gardner said. Autism awareness and advocacy groups are cheering Julia's addition. (more...)
Google is Downgraded as Advertisers worry about where ads appear
- March 21, 2017

Google said in a blog post on March 17 that it had initiated a "thorough review of ad policies" and will give brands more control over where their ads appear across Google's network. After the Wall Street Journal made inquiries, Google pulled ads off of the videos but left the content up. Matt Brittin , Google's President of EMEA Business & Operations, told the Advertising Week Europe conference in London, "we take our responsibilities to these industry issues very seriously". (more...)

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