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Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is first US Booker Prize winner
- October 26, 2016

Paul Beatty , 54, scooped the £50,000 prize on Tuesday (25 October) at a black tie dinner held at London's Guildhall. The Sellout is Beatty's fourth novel and his success follows in the footsteps of previous winners that include Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie. (more...)
Can't worry about things beyond my control, says Akhilesh Yadav Can't worry about things beyond my control, says Akhilesh Yadav
- October 26, 2016

Mulayam strongly defended Amar Singh, a Samajwadi member of Parliament who is being blamed by the Akhilesh faction for the problems in the family. The root cause of the turmoil in the Samajwadi Party is the re-induction of Amar Singh in the party, the move that worsened the fragile relationship between Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. (more...)
Times Kylie Jenner Showed Off Her Singing Voice Times Kylie Jenner Showed Off Her Singing Voice
- October 26, 2016

People started saying that when I was 16. Kylizzle is hoping to get her very own reality show with boyfriend Tyga according to a new report , and she's convinced she's going to outshine her family's show 'KUWTK'. While Kylie has ruled out having "ass implants" and breast enhancements for now, she's not against the idea out completely. "They're like a cute little size". (more...)
Lynda Carter Annoyed by 'Wonder Woman' Controversy Lynda Carter Annoyed by 'Wonder Woman' Controversy
- October 26, 2016

Yesterday Gal Gadot , the star of a new Wonder Woman film, and Lynda Carter, who played the superhero on American television from 1975-79, were at the United Nations for the ceremony. Yet not everyone at the United Nations itself views Wonder Woman as an appropriate symbol for such a campaign. And today, DC and the WB are promoting the new campaign with the hashtag #WithWonderWoman - a sentiment that feels milled from the same cloth as Hillary Clinton's stump slogan "I'm With Her". (more...)
Laura Benanti is Back as Melania Trump on Late Show
- October 26, 2016

Earlier this month, The Washington Post published a video tape of Trump on a hot mic boasting to Billy Bush during an "Access Hollywood" interview in 2005 about kissing, groping and having sex with women. She explained, "It's many people from the opposite side, they want to damage the campaign". So you know, I know he respects women. "But I was surprised, of course". (more...)
One Heartbreaking Thing You Missed On 'The Walking Dead' Premiere One Heartbreaking Thing You Missed On 'The Walking Dead' Premiere
- October 26, 2016

If that's two for two days now the season premiere of the seventh chapter of The Walking Dead was released, we will not deny that we still have trouble digesting what we could see. Well, technically Rick's lapse in judgement led to Abraham and Glenn's death, but that's a different rabbit hole we refuse to fall into. After a quite frustrating cliff hanger all the way back to the start of this year, all that was resolved in the best episode The Walking Dead has ever delivered. (more...)
2 weeks before election: Polls and Obamacare loom large
- October 26, 2016

Ninety-one percent (91%) of Trump voters believe Clinton has more to hide, compared to 68% of Clinton supporters who feel that way about Trump. Trump, on a swing through Florida on Monday, made another push for supporters to cast their votes now. (more...)
New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law
- October 26, 2016

Trump's comments were delivered outside of handsome Trump National Doral Miami resort, as a throng of his loyal employees stood behind him to help reinforce his Obamacare criticism. Deductibles, which increased 15.2 percent a year in 2006-2010, grew 7.1 percent a year from 2010 to 2015, when the average deductible for single coverage was $1,617. (more...)
Top Hispanic Republican in Texas says he will vote for Clinton
- October 26, 2016

At this point in the race, having talked to fellow Republican voters, a lot of us are more so anti-Clinton than pro-Trump. But the depressed poll numbers have also led Pence to take two trips to staunchly conservative Utah, where particularly turned-off Mormon voters have turned toward alternative options, including Clinton and Independent Evan McMullin, instead of voting for Trump . (more...)
Fed's Evans sees three rate hikes by end of 2017 Fed's Evans sees three rate hikes by end of 2017
- October 26, 2016

Evans, in a speech to the University Club of Chicago, laid out the case for as many as three interest rate hikes in the next year to assuming a "commitment to achieving the inflation target sustainably, symmetrically and sooner rather than later ". (more...)
Cyrus Mistry ouster: Is he seeking appointment with PM Modi? Cyrus Mistry ouster: Is he seeking appointment with PM Modi?
- October 26, 2016

His coronation was carefully planned, with the group announcing Mistry as heir a year beforehand. The 5.95 percent dollar bonds of Tata Steel due 2024 dropped the most in over five weeks on Tuesday and fell 0.07 cent on the dollar to 102.13 on Wednesday. (more...)
Deepika Padukone to Present Award at MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 Deepika Padukone to Present Award at MTV Europe Music Awards 2016
- October 26, 2016

The actress shared a poster of herself, announcing the news by captioning it, "Deepikapadukone". The actor was earlier chosen among Vanity Fair magazine's Hollywood's Next Generation. The Bajirao Mastani star is following in the footsteps of her co-star from the film, Priyanka Chopra to the red carpet madness and award presentation in the West. (more...)
The Walking Dead's Glenn bids farewell to fans
- October 26, 2016

However, while the Season 7 premiere didn't break the show's overall ratings record, it did improve upon viewership from last season's finale by 16 percent in total audience and by 14 percent in the 18-49 demo. Only one thing's for certain: Glenn and Abraham are dead. "When you look at definition of MA and what content of the show is, it's unquestionable they chose what best represented the content", Winter said, noting it was properly rated because there was nothing more severe. (more...)
American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize
- October 26, 2016

The Sellout , Beatty's playful third novel, and already victor of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, is a searing racial satire set on the outskirts of a fictional LA, in which its African-American narrator proposes to reinstate slavery and segregation to "right another wrong" following the death of his controversial sociologist father in a police shoot-out. (more...)
Kendall Jenner's Alleged Stalker Was Only Charged With Trespassing Kendall Jenner's Alleged Stalker Was Only Charged With Trespassing
- October 26, 2016

He said he was disappointed by the verdict and hoped McKenzie would receive treatment. His attorney Taylor Shramo said he hopes to secure mental health treatment for McKenzie, a Florida native who traveled from Georgia to Los Angeles past year and started hanging around outside Jenner's former home. (more...)
Is Taylor Kinney dating an ex-waitress after Lady Gaga split? Is Taylor Kinney dating an ex-waitress after Lady Gaga split?
- October 26, 2016

In an interview with Howard Stern on Monday, the "Perfect Illusion" singer said she will not "f****ng throw a party" when news of Kinney's relationship gets out. Gaga admitted herself she considers it "pretty fucking cool that over the years, no matter what creative transformation [she's] gone through, he's always been very supportive". (more...)
Baby #2 on the way! Benedict Cumberbatch to be daddy again
- October 26, 2016

It's not too much of a stretch to imagine Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange turning up in Marvel's Infinity War. And it launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it today. "The Avengers: Infinity War" may not be coming out until May 4, 2018, but fans can watch " Doctor Strange " when it hits theaters on November 4, 2016 . (more...)
JLR CEO Ralf Speth Joins Tata Sons Board JLR CEO Ralf Speth Joins Tata Sons Board
- October 26, 2016

Ratan Tata, the interim chairman, was committed to brand Tata and whatever he did was for the improvement of the group, Singhvi told the news channel. But at the same time he clarified this will only be for a short time and a permanent leadership would be introduced in the place shortly. The stalemate over Tata Steel's European operations is also expected to end soon. (more...)
Kluber, Perez lead Indians past Cubs in World Series opener
- October 26, 2016

Cubs pitching had no answer for Indians slugger Francisco Lindor who was 3-for-4 capped off by a double in the seventh and also scored a run. Kyle Schwarber hits a double during the fourth inning. Bases loaded, nobody out, and ultimately nobody across. Strop, Travis Wood and Justin Grimm combined to retire the Indians in the bottom of the seventh, with Lindor left standing on second after a two-out double. (more...)
Madeleine Thien was shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize
- October 26, 2016

The book has been likened to the comedy of Richard Pryor and Chris Rock, and Beatty goes where many authors fear to tread. "Beatty's gifts have been apparent since he published " Big Bank, Take Little Bank " so many years ago", Asim said. The lead character, an African American known as "Bonbon", or "Me" or "Sellout", attempts to restore the town's image by reintroducing slavery and segregation, all of which lands him in the US Supreme Court. (more...)

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