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Is the Force with China? Star Wars heads for record Is the Force with China? Star Wars heads for record
- January 16, 2016

The statement also thanked fans, saying the record would not have been possible without their "enthusiasm and continued support". Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh instalment of the space saga. The movie is poised to slide into into the top slot for highest grossing domestic film - and it's still in theatres. It opens in the massive film market of China on Saturday, however, which should substantially increase its take. (more...)
'Force Awakens' grosses $53 million in China, now third biggest movie ever 'Force Awakens' grosses $53 million in China, now third biggest movie ever
- January 16, 2016

In the USA the movie had the biggest-ever opening weekend and is now the highest-grossing film of all time, the Journal added. The Force Awakens has a box office total around the world of $1.73 billion after just three weeks of release. (more...)
Academy Awards boss is disappointed in lack of diversity among nominees
- January 16, 2016

Williams said she was surprised by the omission and thought the biographical drama would receive more nominations , to which the rapper-turned-actor replied, "Me too". Many expressed their anger using the hashtag #Oscarssowhite but Ice Cube, whose life and career is portrayed in the film, had a different reaction to the snub. (more...)
The Revenant leads Oscars race The Revenant leads Oscars race
- January 16, 2016

Blanchett was nominated for her role in lesbian romance Carol, and Lawrence for playing the Miracle Mop inventor in Joy. Iñárritu's acclaimed masterpiece inspired by the experiences of fur trapper Hugh Glass, leads this year's Oscar nominations with a huge total of twelve. (more...)
American killed in Italy had fractured skull, then strangled American killed in Italy had fractured skull, then strangled
- January 16, 2016

Miss Olsen's body was discovered by her Italian boyfriend, Federico Fiorentini, a 43-year-old artist, who has been ruled out as a suspect after producing a cast-iron alibi. Olsen was later discovered in the room by her boyfriend, who was concerned after not hearing from her for days. The Florence Prosecutor has said that police did not believe it was a "sex game gone wrong", a possible reference to the largely discredited Italian trial of American Amanda Knox in the city of Perugia in 2007. (more...)
Markets slide again, complete worst two-week start to year Markets slide again, complete worst two-week start to year
- January 16, 2016

Benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.57, or 5 per cent, to $29.63 a barrel in NY. The panicked selling was sparked by a almost 6 percent slide in US-produced crude oil that pushed prices below the critical $30 a barrel mark. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.5 percent. US government bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.09 percent. The euro rose to $1.0955 from $1.0862, while the dollar fell to 116.77 yen from 118.15 yen. (more...)
Ricky Gervais won't apologise for Caitlyn Jenner joke at 73rd Golden Globes
- January 16, 2016

Another easy target: former Olympian Bruce Jenner , now trans celebrity Caitlyn Jenner. She's become a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery and destroying stereotypes. "If jokes caused the easily offended to bleed internally, I'd do more standup". Responding to criticism, Mr Gervais tweeted: "Hosting The Globes has made me want to do a new stand up show next year". (more...)
Angie Bowie 'fine' about estrangement from son
- January 16, 2016

Following the uproar, Jonathan Cheban chose to quit Celebrity Big Brother, citing the "bad vibe" in the house. A huge row resulted when Angie shared the information about her ex-husband's death with Tiffany . She hasn't spoken to him in...I don't even know how long. But Gemma decided that she had "won" that round and admitted that she didn't care what Tiffany said because "she got her shoes back". (more...)
Caitlyn Jenner Addresses Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes Jokes About Her Caitlyn Jenner Addresses Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes Jokes About Her
- January 16, 2016

Well, not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously - now Caitlyn Jenner. Women shined in a attractive way this year: Brie Larson for her exquisite performance in "The Room"; Taraji P. "I knew I had to do it publicly just because I was getting trashed so bad". Caitlyn had a preview of her show's upcoming season for journalists at the up-fronts and there were some gems in it! "I have so much to learn in this community". (more...)
Big Brother House In Chaos
- January 16, 2016

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Angie Bowie broke down in tears after she was told about her ex-husband David's death . 'She then took the decision to remain in the house of her own accord. She was comforted by fellow housemates John Partridge of EastEnders fame and David Gest , ex-husband of Liza Minnelli. She was seen alone in the garden. (more...)
Academy Award nominations could see repeat of OscarsSoWhite
- January 16, 2016

He has previous nominations for Babe , Lorenzo's Oil and Happy Feet , winning best animated feature for Happy Feet . And thanks to hits "The Martian" and " Mad Max ", which both grossed more than $150 million in the US last year, this year's crop is more successful than last year's nominations. (more...)
The Revenant leads Oscar nominations with 12 nods
- January 16, 2016

Jennifer Lawrence , the artist that became famous with the Hunger Games saga was nominated again, but this time for actress in a leading role , which is the best award of the night for female interpreters. Best animated short film: "Bear Story", "Prologue", " Sanjay's Super Team ", " We Can't Live Without Cosmos ", " World of Tomorrow ". "I realized how special that is and I didn't expect that to happen to me", he said. (more...)
The Force Awakens chases Avatar's box-office record
- January 16, 2016

There have been many noticing that Daisy Ridley's Rey, despite being the main character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is oddly missing in certain aspects of the merchandising - and J.J. Leonardo DiCaprio had a strong wide release weekend as well, with an estimated $38 million for The Revenant. Also in its third week in theaters, it made $15 million. (more...)
Netflix Releases the First Fuller House Photos Netflix Releases the First Fuller House Photos
- January 16, 2016

There are some tiny new people in this photo , which confirms that there is a Next Generation of Fuller Housers, how are these children distributed? Wouldn't it have been insane if Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky were together in real life? John told Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, "We talked to her agent and her agent was like, 'Come on, she's not going to do that". (more...)
Duchovny, Anderson learn to love their 'X-Files' characters
- January 16, 2016

When it came to the possibility of a renewal or more episodes down the line, Carter's response was measured: "I'm waiting for Fox to come back and say they want more". "We have chemistry and history, and we're going try to get biology", he added with a smile. There are few horror events this year as highly anticipated as the re-opening of THE X-FILES with the return of the show's principal cast in tow for a 5-week, 6-episode event. (more...)
Sam Smith asks 'who's Thom Yorke?' and admits he hasn't heard Radiohead's Sam Smith asks 'who's Thom Yorke?' and admits he hasn't heard Radiohead's
- January 15, 2016

Smith's own "Spectre" song " Writing's on the Wall " was met with a lot of negative reviews from listeners. Around the holidays, Radiohead released their shot at a Bond theme, simply titled " Spectre ". Even though Sam Smith has not heard the new Radiohead song, it has more than 4.12 million plays on the band's soundcloud . "And thank you for not taking my suggestion and ending the entire series on Chumbawamba, you picked the right song". (more...)
Lady Gaga Hints At Release Date for New Album Lady Gaga Hints At Release Date for New Album
- January 15, 2016

As Gaga stood to accept her award, he reacted to her brushing past him, and it doesn't paint him in a very positive light. So thank you for sharing your talent with me. This is evident in her track Til It Happens to You , which is featured on the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground . Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have been busy planning their wedding (Photo: Splash News). (more...)
Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband, passes away at 73 Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband, passes away at 73
- January 15, 2016

For me, it was the most lovely voice in the world", he would recall in interviews . It's not selfish, it's like, 'I'm with you. U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada issued a statement saying he has always appreciated the couple's support because they took a risk on Las Vegas when Dion began her residency in 2002 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace . (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon win big at the globes
- January 15, 2016

Gervais took a briefly serious tone to discuss his own pay for hosting the Globes for the fourth time, as compared to that of last year's hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Oscar Isaac ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens") also received his first Golden Globe for his work in the HBO mini-series " Show Me A Hero ". Its films nabbed six, while television networks it owns snared two awards. (more...)
Lawrence approves of Schumer's beau Lawrence approves of Schumer's beau
- January 15, 2016

Amy Schumer is "in love" with her new boyfriend. When we saw that the gorgeous gals took this sunny selfie together, we couldn't even contain our excitement! Before any additional questions were asked about Schumer's relationship status, her sister Kim chose to switch things up and ask her sister to bust a move. (more...)

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