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Mel Brooks Remembers Gene Wilder on Tonight Show
- September 02, 2016

Watch to the end for some delightful tidbits about their process for casting Young Frankenstein and Madeline Kahn ad-libbing on the set. Each has attained cult status among film aficionados and Internet meme creators, so it seems appropriate that these two films specifically would be made available to the public. (more...)
Swizz Beatz Defends Alicia Keys' Make-Up Free VMA Appearance Swizz Beatz Defends Alicia Keys' Make-Up Free VMA Appearance
- September 02, 2016

In In Common, her first single, she appears without makeup, it caused quite a stir. "That's kinda her thing that she wanna do". That is why he called out to all the people who did actually have a problem with her makeup free look in an Instagram video. (more...)
Showtime Sets Premiere Date for Documentary About Disgraced Former Congressman Anthony Weiner
- September 02, 2016

In one of the pictures, Weiner is lying on a bed with his toddler son while he is texting the woman, according to the Post . Reporters on the campaign trail have noticed that in recent months that Abedin has not been wearing a wedding ring, but in May, she did appear alongside Weiner at the Met Gala. (more...)
Stranger Things Season 2 is Officially Happening Next Year
- September 02, 2016

The creators of "Stranger Things" Season 1 , Matt and Ross Duffer, a.k.a. the Duffer brothers will return, and they will helm the series. However, the Duffer brothers have said it will take place a year after the first, in 1984, in part to accommodate the fact its young cast have grown. (more...)
Apple accuses European Commission of 'political crap' over 13 billion Euro fine Apple accuses European Commission of 'political crap' over 13 billion Euro fine
- September 02, 2016

Washington has lined up with the tech giant, accusing the European Union of trying to grab tax revenue that should go to the U.S. government. In both interviews, Cook said Apple remained committed to Ireland. And he added that Apple pays $1 out of every $15 of corporate tax collected in Ireland. In another threat to sovereignty the plan also calls for the European Union to take over corporation tax powers - with the Apple tax thought to be the first step. (more...)
Are Drake and Rihanna Dating?
- September 02, 2016

It's taking everything in our power not to make yet another "Work" reference here. At Sunday night's VMAs, Drake poured his heart out while presenting Rih with the Video Vanguard Award, and she responded by turning her head to the side so his kiss landed on her cheek. (more...)
Seen Colin Kaepernick's 'pig cop' socks? Everyone else has
- September 02, 2016

Photos on sports websites and Twitter on Thursday showed Kaepernick wearing socks patterned with images of pigs with what appear to be police hats. The quarterback refused to stand during the playing of the national anthem at a televised game last week. (more...)
Watch Mel Brooks Remember Gene Wilder on 'The Tonight Show'
- September 02, 2016

The rest is history, as only four years later Wilder would star in his most iconic role as Willy Wonka. Brooks had originally planned to appear on Fallon's show to promote Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film, as well as a talk at Radio City Music Hall on September 2. (more...)
Tropical Storm Hermine strengthens to hurricane as it approaches Florida coast
- September 02, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal says severe weather related to the storm is expected in Georgia through Saturday. A hurricane warning remained in effect for the Suwannee River to Mexico Beach. The governor added that they were preparing for significant storm surge, significant winds , downed power lines, heavy rain , and flooding. The warning is in association with Tropical Storm Hermine located about 305 miles west of Tampa. (more...)
Hurricane Lester strengthens to Category 3 storm
- September 02, 2016

In Hawaii, Hurricane Madeline slowed to 70 miles per hour as it approached within 75 miles southeast of Big Island. Hurricane Lester entered the Central Pacific on Wednesday as a Category 3 cyclone. The rainfall may lead to risky flash floods and mudslides, the weather service warned. But if the storm veers to the south it could have a much greater impact, said Ian Morrison, meteorologist from the National Weather Service says. (more...)
Chris Brown arrested for assault in his home Chris Brown arrested for assault in his home
- September 02, 2016

TMZ reported Brown was interviewed by the Los Angeles Police Department before being booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center and released several hours after. The model also said she has visited Brown's home in the past and never encountered any trouble. Early Wednesday morning (August 31), he published a video of Ray J (who was said to be at Brown's home the night of the alleged incident) voicing a message of support. (more...)
LAX Shooting Scare Triggers Second Airport Panic in Two Weeks LAX Shooting Scare Triggers Second Airport Panic in Two Weeks
- September 02, 2016

Pedregon said Monday that police have found no connection between the two incidents. The airport's official statement describes the crowd's behavior more gingerly, informing us that travelers "self-evacuated onto the tarmac" and "rushed through federal security screening without being properly screened". (more...)
Dak Prescott believes he is 'smartest' QB from his draft class
- September 02, 2016

Garrett said Romo's rehab will consist of rest and immobility but the coach refused to rule him out for the September 11 season opener against the New York Giants. We're going to monitor his condition day by day and we'll see how he feels going forward. I think the players see that, and he's done a good job throughout training camp, learning the offense and executing plays and done a good job in the preseason. (more...)
Gene Wilder's death like losing a parent says Willy Wonka child star
- September 02, 2016

Cole also quoted one of Wilder's famous lines from Willy Wonka: "Time is a precious thing, never waste it". "Tampa Theatre was heartbroken to learn of the passing of Gene Wilder ". He played a boozing gunslinger to great success in Blazing Saddles and his standout role was as the charming and mysterious sweet manufacturer in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory . (more...)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Jesus Alone' Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Jesus Alone'
- September 02, 2016

The dark, pained song is a taste of things to come from the album, created in the aftermath of Cave's teenage son's untimely death. One More Time With Feeling is Dominik's 3D black and white feature film. The follow-up to 2013's Push the Sky Away is available for pre-order now via the official Nick Cave website, where you can also purchase tickets for One More Time With Feeling . (more...)
Nigeria Claims Boko Haram Leader 'Fatally Wounded' Again Nigeria Claims Boko Haram Leader 'Fatally Wounded' Again
- September 02, 2016

Almost half a million children in areas affected by Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year, a figure that has more than doubled since the beginning of the year, the United Nations children's agency said Thursday. (more...)
Boko Haram Militia Kill 10, Abduct 13 Others Near Nigeria's Chibok Village Boko Haram Militia Kill 10, Abduct 13 Others Near Nigeria's Chibok Village
- September 02, 2016

Government planes attacked the fighters in the village of Taye inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State on Friday night, the air force said, adding it had only just confirmed details of the raid. Islamic extremist leader Abubakar Shekau was said to have died along with 300 militants during the air raid on Friday. "We know that the Chibok girls are held at the Shekau camp". (more...)
Hear MIA, Zayn Malik's New Gauzy Song 'Freedun' Hear MIA, Zayn Malik's New Gauzy Song 'Freedun'
- September 02, 2016

In an accompanying interview with Annie Mac , M.I.A. reveals she was recently in the Himalayas filming the song's video. Premiered on BBC radio on Thursday, the song tones down the Sri Lanken rapper's typically bold-faced style, accenting Malik's soft, auto-tuned coo with singsong rhymes and swirling production. (more...)
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere Joins Bournemouth on Loan: Club
- September 02, 2016

The Arsenal midfielder's choice of the south coast club is seen as particularly surprising in some quarters given that the likes of Milan and Roma were reportedly interested. The midfielder is said to have been impressed by his best friend and ex-Arsenal player Benik Afobe's encouragement for him to join the Cherries. " You can dress it up any way you like but it comes down to Arsene Wenger deciding Wilshere isn't now good enough to play for his team". (more...)
Bake Off's return cooks up record 10.4m audience Bake Off's return cooks up record 10.4m audience
- September 02, 2016

The Guardian's Tim Dowling said the "gas had been turned up a notch" for the series opener. Two bakers forget key ingredients in the first challenge of baking drizzle cakes whilst another baker, Rav Bansal, slashes his finger with a knife. (more...)

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