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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games gold for cyclist Jody Cundy
- September 13, 2016

To be here now is awesome and I'm just so happy. Vanessa Low, the 26-year-old athlete from the northern town of Ratzeburg, not only secured gold in the long jump but smashed a world record in the process. Canadian wheelchair racer Michelle Stilwell added another Paralympic title to her illustrious resume. Ejike began her campaign at the Riocentro Pavillion 2 on Saturday with a successful attempt at 136.0kg, which was a new Paralympic Record and World Record. (more...)
Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza Headlines UFC Return to Australia Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza Headlines UFC Return to Australia
- September 13, 2016

After the decision loss, Souza reeled off eight straight wins before a decision defeat to Yoel Romero . His win streak culminated with him winning the UFC Middleweight Championship from Chris Weidman in December 2015. Bisping, a lot of folks started calling for a rematch after he took out Luke Rockhold . In a report posted by Herald Sun , the middleweight division in UFC is now one of the most competitive in the league. (more...)
Celine Dion sings rap songs as only she can Celine Dion sings rap songs as only she can
- September 13, 2016

Celine Dion is a performer with one of the most recognisable voices in music history and now, she's taken on rap. Celine Dion had a little fun as DeGeneres encouraged her to grow as an artist by having her perform rap songs. Celine was on the show to promote her album, Encore un Soir, specifically, her new single, "Recovering," which was dedicated to her late husband, Rene Angélil . (more...)
Luke Rockhold will fight Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza to headline UFC Melbourne Luke Rockhold will fight Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza to headline UFC Melbourne
- September 13, 2016

FOX Sports 1 will televise the event, which sees the UFC return to Melbourne for the first time since the historic UFC 193 event in November of 2015. The Australian is said to be eyeing for a title shot himself. Talks of names and venues began but none seemed to suit Rockhold. The Brazilian is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Vitor Belfort in May. (more...)
R&B: Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) release new single 'Run' after 15 years R&B: Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) release new single 'Run' after 15 years
- September 13, 2016

But the guys are back with a new hit that is sure to be a smash for the new generation, and for the older crowds such as me, it's a trip down memory lane. While the excitement of the video will be felt worldwide, it should add more as rumors are swirling that "Run" could be the lead single to an upcoming BBD album. (more...)
Sully flies high and lands smoothly at the box office Sully flies high and lands smoothly at the box office
- September 13, 2016

An estimated 80% of those who turned out were over the age of 35, according to Warner Bros. Most audiences are familiar with the events of January 15, 2009, when veteran airline pilot Chesley " Sully " Sullenberger made a dramatic emergency landing on the Hudson River and delivered all 155 of his passengers and crew to safety. (more...)
AJ Lee Posts Tweet In Support Of CM Punk's UFC Debut
- September 13, 2016

He's a phenomenal actor". He has said that he wants to continue fighting but is unsure if it will be with the UFC. It doesn't mean I'm gonna stop. I don't know what happens from here on out . "He probably shouldn't have his next fight in the UFC ", he told Fight Network . Privilege doesn't rub people in a good way. "This might sound like a gimmicky fight but I'm no gimmick". (more...)
'Sausage Party' Co-Director Conrad Vernon Set for 'Toxic Avenger' Remake 'Sausage Party' Co-Director Conrad Vernon Set for 'Toxic Avenger' Remake
- September 13, 2016

Vernon will direct The Toxic Avenger , the story of a New Jersey teenager whose accidental tumble into a Value-Added Tax of toxic waste turns him into a mutant superhero. Vernon co-directed the film with Greg Tiernan after previously helming Madagascar 3 , Monsters vs. Aliens , and Shrek 2 . Conrad Vernon could be seen as a curious choice for a film such as The Toxic Avenger . (more...)
Sausage Party's Conrad Vernon to Direct Toxic Avenger Remake Sausage Party's Conrad Vernon to Direct Toxic Avenger Remake
- September 13, 2016

The Toxic Avenger remake will see Conrad Vernon working off a screenplay by a duo of relative newcomers in Mike Arnold and Chris Poole , rewriting a draft by Steve Pink and D.C. Are you looking forward to The Toxic Avenger remake? The disruption evident in the raucous R-rated sleeper hit Sausage Party will propel a new franchise play here. (more...)
'Sausage Party' Co-Director Conrad Vernon Set for 'Toxic Avenger' Remake 'Sausage Party' Co-Director Conrad Vernon Set for 'Toxic Avenger' Remake
- September 13, 2016

Vernon will direct The Toxic Avenger , the story of a New Jersey teenager whose accidental tumble into a Value-Added Tax of toxic waste turns him into a mutant superhero. Vernon co-directed the film with Greg Tiernan after previously helming Madagascar 3 , Monsters vs. Aliens , and Shrek 2 . Conrad Vernon could be seen as a curious choice for a film such as The Toxic Avenger . (more...)
Get Ready For A Remake Of THE TOXIC AVENGER Get Ready For A Remake Of THE TOXIC AVENGER
- September 13, 2016

Toxic Avenger is a re-imagining of Troma's cult classic, which tells the story of a New Jersey teenager whose accidental tumble into a Value-Added Tax of toxic waste turns him into a mutant superhero. ALIENS. The Wrap goes out of its way to specify that this will be a live-action remake, just in case you were anxious Vernon might be making a feature film version of the inexplicable Toxic Avenger cartoon series . (more...)
'Sausage Party' Co-Helmer Conrad Vernon To Direct 'The Toxic Avenger' Remake 'Sausage Party' Co-Helmer Conrad Vernon To Direct 'The Toxic Avenger' Remake
- September 13, 2016

Loosely based on Lloyd Kaufman's classic Troma franchise, The Toxic Avenger is the tale of a high school kid who gets dunked in a Value-Added Tax of toxic waste by a corrupt chemical company. The Toxic Avenger remake is being produced by Se7en and Hancock producer Richard Saperstein , along with Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road production company and reality-TV veteran Charlie Corwin. (more...)
Trump says Putin 'a leader far more than our president' Trump says Putin 'a leader far more than our president'
- September 13, 2016

Clinton , meanwhile, unveiled a list of endorsements from 95 retired generals and admirals - most of whom had previously announced their support for the Democratic nominee - who cited her years as secretary of State and as a US senator in contrast to the NY businessman who lacks experience in government and has attacked global allies as well as adversaries. (more...)
Christian Siriano's love for plus size a big deal Christian Siriano's love for plus size a big deal
- September 13, 2016

Not only did Siriano cast models of various sizes, but he featured an ethnically diverse lineup, as well. Cindy Ord via Getty Images Models at the Tracy Reese presentation. But it's hard to ignore the fact that right now, it's trendier than ever to be inclusive. Among those applauding the models of size was Ashley Graham, who sat front row and made history as the first plus-size model to hit the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year. (more...)
Jack White Discusses Working With Beyoncé On Lemonade
- September 13, 2016

That's your job as a producer". Last month he shared a never-before-heard recording of the White Stripes' " City Lights ". White also spoke to NPR about collaborating with Beyoncé , saying she told him, "I want to be in a band with you", to even talking about his roots in Detroit and the Third Man Records store and record plant, "It's about building things and letting people see things being really made in a town that has always been known for creating and crafting handsome ... (more...)
Toronto sneak peak of 'Hidden Figures' moves Henson to tears
- September 13, 2016

TIFF artistic director Cameron D. Bailey noted in an introduction that the festival rarely hosts sneak peeks of this nature, but if this presentation is any indication, we won't be waiting that long until we see the final product. The three women and Pharrell discussed the importance of telling such an inspiring story. Henson added that the reason she was so concerned about getting that scene right was because she felt she owed it to the real Katherine Johnson, who's still alive. (more...)
Chocolate Factory's Charlie Pays Tribute To Gene Wilder Chocolate Factory's Charlie Pays Tribute To Gene Wilder
- September 13, 2016

Brooks, who just turned 90 this summer, remembered his friend and said he'll miss being able to call him. He also revealed that the idea for what became " Young Frankenstein " was actually Wilder's. His late wife Ann Bancroft was staring in a production of " Mother Courage " and Wilder was cast as the chaplain. 'He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship'. (more...)
New Star Trek Forever stamps to be dedicated in Iowa
- September 13, 2016

Stamps include the Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background, the silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background, the silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background, and the Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock's iconic hand gesture) against a blue background. (more...)
Newton subjected to different rules than other QBs
- September 13, 2016

Assessing a player for concussions is a collective effort that includes team physicians, athletic trainers, medical spotters who watch the game from a booth using binoculars or on video replay, and an unaffiliated neurological consultant, also known as a UNC, according to league protocol. (more...)
Slave revolt film gets standing ovation in Toronto
- September 13, 2016

Glaser added in his CBC report, "We played that clip long because you could hear me there actually asking him a question about whether Fox Searchlight has changed their approach, their strategy because of all the attention on his personal life, that's when... (more...)

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