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Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83
- August 30, 2016

Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee. When he was six, Wilder's mother suffered a heart attack that left her a semi-invalid. He soon began improvising comedy skits to entertain her, the first indication of his future career. (more...)
Drake professed his love for Rihanna during VMAs Drake professed his love for Rihanna during VMAs
- August 30, 2016

Four of America's Final Five Olympic gold medal-winning gymnasts were on hand to present Beyoncé with the Best Female Video Award at the VMAs , with Gabby Douglas noticeably absent. None of the other performers of the night fared as well. Female video: Beyonce , " Hold Up ". Not as bad as G-Eazy getting curved by Britney Spears earlier in the night, but peep it below. (more...)
Clock ticking, Trump finds himself in an ever-deeper hole Clock ticking, Trump finds himself in an ever-deeper hole
- August 30, 2016

Trump say in that clip from November of a year ago". On immigration, Trump is at sea on a signature issue. Branstad says he thinks Trump and Clinton are running "about even". But they have been noticeably quiet in defending Trump against Clinton's charges of racism in his campaign. In a gesture to Iowa's agriculture industry, Trump renewed his commitment to continuing a requirement that all gasoline sold contain an ethanol-based additive, an issue important to corn growers. (more...)
Wild and fearless Verstappen is just what Formula One needs Wild and fearless Verstappen is just what Formula One needs
- August 30, 2016

It was the third time in Verstappen's brief Formula One career that he had topped the session times and did so in front of thousands of supporters camping under the trees in the unexpected heat-wave conditions. "Of course, with hindsight, I would have given more room to the inside, but you want to make the corner and try to race, and I gave room to Kimi , but not to three cars". (more...)
'Don't Breathe' Debuts at #1 at U.S. Weekend Box Office 'Don't Breathe' Debuts at #1 at U.S. Weekend Box Office
- August 30, 2016

Audiences and movie critics appear pleased. "He's a master filmmaker and to have a B+ CinemaScore and 87% fresh Rotten Tomatoes score is incredibly rare for a horror movie". The movie, from Sony's Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films, is sure to be profitable for the studio, considering it cost $10 million to make. Universal's "The Purge: Election Year" has hit $102 million and Sony's "The Shallows" topped $86 million. (more...)
Kanye West slams Taylor Swift (again!) at 2016 VMAs
- August 30, 2016

Beyonce and Rihanna earned more than awards during Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards. "She's a living, breathing legend in our industry, ladies and gentleman, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, Rihanna ". For her second time on stage, after being introduced by super model Naomi Campbell who called the singer "my friend, my sister, an extraordinary woman", Rihanna and a large group of dancers performed "Rude Boy", "What's My Name" and "Work". (more...)
Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Stephen Bear Wants Everyone To Celebrate His Win
- August 30, 2016

I'm still absolutely baffled that his behaviour didn't get him kicked out of the Celebrity Big Brother house at one point. He said: 'When you believe you're gonna win something you always win. Speaking of his bathroom tryst with Khan, he said: "Behind closed doors, there's nothing wrong with it". She said: "He tested everybody". I'm going to say that we were one of the best watched seasons, so he earned his £12,000 cheque. (more...)
Amid Miserable Summer Box Office, Horror Is Still Untouchable
- August 30, 2016

The film just debuted in cinemas and brought down $28 million worldwide, with more than 26 million of that coming from the States. Of course, out of all of those movies, Don't Breathe has received the most critical acclaim, sitting at an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes as of press time. (more...)
Window-smashing intruder may have been on flakka Window-smashing intruder may have been on flakka
- August 30, 2016

Sheriff William Snyder said the man was using a designer drug that didn't appear in a database of the narcotics analyzer used by investigators. According to deputies, the intruder's friend said they ingested methylone and acid before his freaky behavior. (more...)
Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' 'Blazing Saddles,' dead at 83 Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' 'Blazing Saddles,' dead at 83
- August 30, 2016

He'd continue to work with Brooks over the years , stepping in for actor Gig Young to play a drunken gunfighter named the Waco Kid in the blockbuster Western parody Blazing Saddles and the mad scientist role ("That's pronounced FRAN-ken-stein") in the Universal-horror send-up Young Frankenstein (both 1974). (more...)
'Game of Thrones' star Carice van Houten gives birth to son 'Game of Thrones' star Carice van Houten gives birth to son
- August 30, 2016

Monte is both the Dutch actress's and Guy's first child, as they have no children from their previous relationships. It's a boy for actors Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten . Ms Van Ierland says Van Houten "had the baby last week and she is doing very well". Carice had a memorable childbirth scene during the second season of the fantasy series, in which she gave birth to a shadow creature. (more...)
Willy Wonka actor Gene Wilder dies aged 83
- August 30, 2016

It was Wilder's idea to introduce Wonka with a pathetic limp that turns into an expert somersault: The audience wouldn't know whether to believe anything about Wonka after that. Your spirit will be sorely missed. "Until he set fire to himself, when he was freebasing", he said. "If the family decided they want to submit an application, we would gladly consider him", Martinez said, adding that her "dream was always to put him next to his wife Gilda Radner", the former " Saturday Night ... (more...)
Shahid Kapoor to play Deepika Padukone's Husband in Bhansali's Padmavati Shahid Kapoor to play Deepika Padukone's Husband in Bhansali's Padmavati
- August 30, 2016

Given that he's entered his fatherhood, he'sn't prepared to shoot instantly. Well, Shahid has put forward some demands in front of the director to be a part of the film. Sanjay respected Shahid's concern and agreed to the condition and added some more addressing to his role. His first choice has always been Ranveer and Deepika. (more...)
Senate candidate Todd Young gets US chamber endorsement Senate candidate Todd Young gets US chamber endorsement
- August 30, 2016

And while this is about Young versus Bayh, it's also about which party will control the U.S. Senate following the election. They also endorsed Todd Young in the Republican primary in May. Instead Bayh is facing attacks from Young and other Republicans about his own ties to Clinton, who is unpopular in Indiana. "It means tons to me", said Young. (more...)
Rihanna gets behind the bar at Up & Down, cozies up to Drake Rihanna gets behind the bar at Up & Down, cozies up to Drake
- August 30, 2016

Oh yeah, there was a song happening during that video, not just Taylor happening. West, 39, debuted the provocative footage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in NYC on Sunday, August 26. "Thank you #VMAs and thank you to my incredible fans!" Taylor told Complex , that he originally sought her fashion advice for the video, but she was determined for him to notice her singing chops, too , so she hummed along. (more...)
Great balls of dough, it's Bake Off again!
- August 30, 2016

Along the way sShe cooked up a storm, making a wedding cake in an industrial bakery (there wasn't a domestic oven anywhere in the village) and cooking fish netted from her grandmother's pond. Before the show has even begun, BBC has been in panic control. Shout out to Benjamina who shes the first tears of the series whilst repeating every step twice. (more...)
Beyonce and Rihanna were the most tweeted topics during MTV VMAs
- August 30, 2016

A network press release touts substantial year-over-year increases in video streams (including show highlights/clips/performances). Rihanna performed four separate medleys of her biggest hits throughout the show after she was named the receipt of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, MTV's equivalent of a lifetime achievement honour. (more...)
Comedy legend Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' dies at 83
- August 30, 2016

Wilder was also known for his comedy partnership with Richard Pryor, collaborating with the electrifying stand-up comedian on several successful films, including hits like Silver Streak and See No Evil, Hear No Evil . "His first 'Young Frankenstein". It's a simple turn, but in Wilder's hands, it's a hysterically rapid transformation; the only thing better than his skill for faux gravitas was his sheer delight in subverting it. (more...)
Donald Trump plans detailed speech to clear up his immigration stance
- August 30, 2016

Mike Pence on CNN's " State of the Union " Sunday could not say whether the Republican presidential nominee is sticking by, or backing off, his pledge to deport the estimated 11 million people in the United States illegally with the help of a " deportation force ". (more...)
Another fight, another record breaking purse for Conor McGregor
- August 30, 2016

Currently, the featherweight champ, McGregor (19-3) had lost to Diaz via a second-round submission in his most recent bout back in March after moving up to welterweight. While Dana White rebuked the idea of immediately booking another rematch between McGregor and Diaz, one thinks he will probably consider when looking at the PPVnumbers tomorrow morning. (more...)

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