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'Bridget Jones's Baby' review: Renee Zellweger still v. charming
- September 29, 2016

At the beginning of Bridget Jones's Baby , rom-com icon Bridget (Renée Zellweger) laments that somehow, at 43, she's found herself in the familiar position of spending her birthday alone on her couch, in her pajamas, blaring "All by Myself", and it's hard not to share her exasperation. (more...)
'Bridget Jones's Baby' review: Renee Zellweger still v. charming
- September 29, 2016

At the beginning of Bridget Jones's Baby , rom-com icon Bridget (Renée Zellweger) laments that somehow, at 43, she's found herself in the familiar position of spending her birthday alone on her couch, in her pajamas, blaring "All by Myself", and it's hard not to share her exasperation. (more...)
Lionsgate Considering More Twilight Sequels Lionsgate Considering More Twilight Sequels
- September 29, 2016

It's about Stephenie [novelist Stephenie Meyer]. " It's about Stephenie. If she wants to tell a story related to those characters we're here for her ". "It's a possibility ", Lionsgate co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger told Screen Daily . Meanwhile, Pattinson has been working with leftfield directors including Werner Herzog, David Cronenberg and Claire Denis. (more...)
Lionsgate Considering More Twilight Sequels Lionsgate Considering More Twilight Sequels
- September 29, 2016

It's about Stephenie [novelist Stephenie Meyer]. " It's about Stephenie. If she wants to tell a story related to those characters we're here for her ". "It's a possibility ", Lionsgate co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger told Screen Daily . Meanwhile, Pattinson has been working with leftfield directors including Werner Herzog, David Cronenberg and Claire Denis. (more...)
Obama vetoes 9/11 bill allowing suit against Saudi Arabia
- September 29, 2016

But he wrote that "the JASTA would be detrimental to US national interests more broadly, which is why I am returning it without my approval". Obama is expected to veto the bill later Friday. Debate about the bill has spilled onto the presidential campaign trail, as candidates vie to appear tough on terrorism. Demonstrating the hard political position the White House is in, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state, expressed her support for the ... (more...)
Air rage incident reported by airlines on the rise Air rage incident reported by airlines on the rise
- September 29, 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a worrying rise in unruly flyers globally. IATA said in its report that the majority of incidents reported in 2015 involved verbal abuse, failure to follow lawful crew instructions and other forms of "anti-social behavior". (more...)
Forecasters expect lower crest on flooded river Forecasters expect lower crest on flooded river
- September 29, 2016

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dean Borg of Iowa Public Radio. The study came a day after a network of flood barricades in Cedar Rapids, Iowa , largely succeeded in holding back the swollen Cedar River. Residents voted down a sales tax increase that would have helped pay for it years ago. Now the city is waiting on Congress to authorize and appropriate the federal share of a plan to build the system along with investments from the state and the city. (more...)
A Brief History of Gigi Hadid Not Letting Anyone Take Her Down
- September 29, 2016

After extricating herself, Hadid followed the man, shouting, "Who the f- are you, you piece of s-t?!" before going to her auto. Rather than do the same, the excellently feisty Gigi storms after him down the street, yelling "WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU?!" Serial prankster Vitalii Sediuk thought this was cool. (more...)
Andrea Tantaros' Former Therapist: She Talked About Ailes Harassment Since 2014 Andrea Tantaros' Former Therapist: She Talked About Ailes Harassment Since 2014
- September 29, 2016

Finally, Berdy recalls that Tantaros would also regularly complain about Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who invited her to a "very private" beach house and said he'd heard about her reputation for being "wild". Berdy reached out to Tantaros - who was suspended by Fox News earlier this year for apparently failing to seek network approval for her new book - after seeing media reports of her lawsuit and the network's subsequent denials, she wrote in her statement. (more...)
Man arrested over Pippa Middleton iCloud hacking claims
- September 29, 2016

Pippa Middleton was at the centre of a major security alert last night after a man offered to sell 3,000 photographs of her and her royal relatives. A spokesman for Kensington Palace, the official residents of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, said it did not speak on behalf of Pippa and would not comment. (more...)
Californians can now break strangers' windows to save pets in hot cars Californians can now break strangers' windows to save pets in hot cars
- September 29, 2016

Californians can now break the windows of parked cars to rescue animals inside without fear of prosecution. "The Right to Rescue Act will save lives", said Steinorth. "Every year, hundreds of animals suffer, and many die , in Los Angeles County from being left in hot vehicles". California's the biggest state to enact this kind of good Samaritan law, joining Wisconsin, Tennessee, Florida, Vermont and Ohio . (more...)
Prankster accosts Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week
- September 29, 2016

On Wednesday, Vitalii Sediuk , who apparently thinks he's being amusing or clever or something, snuck up on Kim Kardashian in Paris and planted a kiss on her famous behind . He said afterwards: "I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me as I didn't mean any harm". Gigi Hadid has opened up about her frightening experience at Milan Fashion Week , saying she had "every right" to fight off her attacker and criticising media outlets who suggested she did not. (more...)
'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93 'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93
- September 29, 2016

He confirmed her birthdate as December 1922, despite media reports that she was 88. She is survived by family and friends, including her son, Robert Nixon, a conservationist and filmmaker who among his other credits was co-producer on 1988's Gorillas In The Mist . (more...)
Hillary Clinton's name misspelled on debate ticket Hillary Clinton's name misspelled on debate ticket
- September 29, 2016

The New York university plans to reprint tickets. The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be one of the most hyped events in USA politics, but the hosts managed overlook one small detail. Students there at the university tell 2 NEWS that the voucher tickets were placeholders for the real ones. Students tickets were issued to 350 winners selected in a lottery from a pool of more than 7,500 entrants, and Schuster said the school then printed souvenir ... (more...)
Lea Michele Throws Open the Doors to Her Lea Michele Throws Open the Doors to Her "Healing" Los Angeles Home
- September 29, 2016

But it just turns out the dish of man candy the host chose to offer up had largely been sampled by none other than Swifty before! "He's got too much going on , Tom Hiddleston ", she joked, clearly referring to his recent breakup from Taylor Swift . (more...)
Violent crime up in 2015 vs 2014 Violent crime up in 2015 vs 2014
- September 29, 2016

Los Angeles, for example, saw an uptick in 2015 in murders from the year before, but the rate has remained at seven murders per 100,000 residents. Law enforcement agencies reported a total of 1,197,704 violent crimes in 2015, including 15,696 homicides. (more...)
Tigers turn to Verlander to counter Indians
- September 29, 2016

Cleveland left several regulars out of its starting lineup Tuesday, and it lost 12-0 to Detroit a night after wrapping up the division with a win over the Tigers. Given the increased importance of relievers in October, as the Kansas City Royals' run to the World Series previous year demonstrated, the Indians have the right formula to continue the AL Central's postseason dominance. (more...)
Transgender child actor to guest star on 'Modern Family' Transgender child actor to guest star on 'Modern Family'
- September 29, 2016

Not often do we see grumpy Jay try to make a good impression on anyone or win anyone over, so this should be a pretty adventurous episode for the patriarch of the family. "Give them auditions. Give them their story", said Tambor. "I would not be unhappy if I were the last cisgender male to play a female transgender on television". (more...)
Creepy clown sightings are happening in Florida, too Creepy clown sightings are happening in Florida, too
- September 29, 2016

People have reported seeing clowns, often in white outfits, in alleys, in wooded areas and on street corners. Complete with references to the film Killer Klowns from Outer Space , Ronald McDonald, and even sewer drains and Pennywise, the iconic scary clown from the Stephen King novel "IT", Hill's government release ran the gauntlet of American clown culture before careening into a serious alert involving local law enforcement. (more...)
Hamilton vows to give everything in title fightback
- September 29, 2016

The Mercedes team principal has overseen a year of nearly complete control by the German manufacturer over its F1 rivals by winning 14 of the 15 races so far this season - the only exception being in Spain when Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took one another out on lap one. (more...)

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