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A Tribe Called Quest and Kate McKinnon Performances Highlight 'SNL'
- November 14, 2016

Besides the one-liners, Chappelle talked seriously about giving Trump a chance. "And we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one, too". The show's decision to open with McKinnon at the piano rather than a skit oriented toward the president-elect, spoke volumes, as did McKinnon's statement. (more...)
Amy Adams says motherhood has empowered her
- November 14, 2016

Even if you know you're not going to get a lot of explosions or fast-paced action, be prepared to experience a movie that will take its time to tell its story while taking you someplace you didn't expect. As the fourth of seven children, born on an Italian army base and raised in suburban Colorado by Mormon parents who divorced when she was 12, Adams is someone for whom adapting comes naturally. (more...)
Why 'SNL's Hillary Clinton "Hallelujah" Open Was Required Viewing For All
- November 14, 2016

Instead of "I'm Rick James, Bitch", or even Alec Baldwin comping out as Trump to offer insults, an explanation, or assurance by way of humor, SNL offered a solemn tone. The last couple minutes of Dave Chappelle's #ChappelleOnSNL monologue . Audience members were treated to a different kind of performance during Saturday Night Live last night. (more...)
Saturday Night Live's 'Hillary Clinton' Mourns Election Loss With Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'
- November 14, 2016

Eschewing its trademark snark, NBC's "Saturday Night Live," in its first post-election episode, opened with Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton playing the piano and singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Alec Baldwin did not reprise his Trump role this week and there was little mention of him throughout the show. Trump's win came as big surprise to many who didn't take his candidacy seriously, let alone expect his win to become a reality, including SNL , who milked Trump's run for joke ... (more...)
John Lewis Christmas advert is guaranteed to make you smile John Lewis Christmas advert is guaranteed to make you smile
- November 14, 2016

It's the Christmas event everyone's talking about - even though it's only mid-November. Retailer John Lewis posted the official advert this morning starring a very cute and mischievous looking boxer dog called Boxer. On Christmas Day, Bridget excitedly sprints outside to use the trampoline, but cheeky Buster has the last laugh as he hops onto the trampoline before her. (more...)
Screenshot from John Lewis Christmas advert 2016 Screenshot from John Lewis Christmas advert 2016
- November 14, 2016

The 90-second commercial - made by adam&eveDDB, the agency best known for making a string of famous commercials for John Lewis - has a hint of the touching epic trip concept used for John Lewis's 2012 festive tear-jerker The Journey. A book telling the story of the ad will arrive in branches and independent book shops from tomorrow, the ad will screen in cinemas ahead of Christmas and a game will give social media followers an interactive experience of the robin's journey home. (more...)
A Minute With: 'Fantastic' Newt Scamander (aka Eddie Redmayne)
- November 14, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them doesn't hit theaters until November 18 , but rumors about the next installment of theHarry Potter prequel franchise are already circulating. And I loved a scene in a speakeasy, where a Mae West-style femme fatale orders "six shots of giggle-water". The Hollywood Reporter said: "Likely to draw in just about everyone who followed the Potter series and to please majority, the picture also has things to offer for fantasy-friendly moviegoers who ... (more...)
NC television station cut audio of parts of Dave Chappelle's SNL performance
- November 14, 2016

After quipping on the polarizing reaction to Trump clinching the presidency, Chappelle noted that the election outcome wasn't the most pressing crisis facing our nation, instead pointing to mass shootings like the Pulse nightclub attack and the staggering rate of police-involved shootings, which spurred the Black Lives Matter movement. (more...)
Wanda Sykes booed off stage after calling Trump Wanda Sykes booed off stage after calling Trump "racist, sexist and homophobic"
- November 14, 2016

He's just the first confirmed one". Sykes is not the only comedian to have been roundly booed for making comments critical of Trump; in October, hundreds of audience members reportedly stood up and walked out of an Amy Schumer concert when the comedian bashed Trump, calling him an "orange, sexual-assaulting monster". (more...)
The Simpsons acknowledge their Trump presidency prediction in first post-election episode The Simpsons acknowledge their Trump presidency prediction in first post-election episode
- November 14, 2016

How The Simpsons' writers knew Donald Trump would become president in 2000 is a mystery. In Sunday's (Nov. 14) show, the cartoon included a new chalkboard gag in its opening credits that addressed a 2000 episode in which it was predicted Donald Trump would one day be president . (more...)
ISIS Holding Firm Despite Mosul Being Surrounded by Troops ISIS Holding Firm Despite Mosul Being Surrounded by Troops
- November 14, 2016

Mosul, some 400 km north of Iraqi capital of Baghdad , has been under IS control since June 2014, when Iraqi government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling IS militants to take control of parts of Iraq's northern and western regions. (more...)
Kiran Rao catches a screening of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil! Kiran Rao catches a screening of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil!
- November 14, 2016

London, Vienna, Paris and a dash of Lucknow are the settings in this film about platonic love, passionate love and unrequited love. "I have watched " Ae Dil Hai Mushkil " and loved it". While Alizeh treats Ayan as a spoilt younger brother to be indulged, his affection for her runs much deeper. But Anushka only considers him as a friend as she is in love with Ali (Fawad Khan). (more...)
Nigel Farage first United Kingdom politician to meet Donald Trump since election
- November 14, 2016

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Farage said: "It was a great honour to spend time with Donald Trump . Farage, who appeared alongside Trump during his campaign, has hinted that he expects to be rewarded with a role in the Trump administration. (more...)
New Trailer, Photos From Boston Marathon Bombing Movie 'Patriots Day' New Trailer, Photos From Boston Marathon Bombing Movie 'Patriots Day'
- November 14, 2016

The film weaves together their stories. Academy Award-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross crafted the film's original score, while Wahlberg, who previousy starred in both Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, served as one of the film's seven producers. (more...)
Tyga is 'excited' for Blac Chyna after birth
- November 14, 2016

The dynamics of the Kardashian extended family is basically the most confusing thing in the whole entire world. Pops sent us an angel. Not just that, much to the shock of their fans and in true Kardashian style they even accepted the Mannequin challenge while Chyna was giving birth! Rob and his fiancée, Blac Chyna, welcomed Dream Renee Kardashian early Thursday morning, and has already received quite an audience at the hospital. (more...)
Thousands of students appear for board exams in Kashmir Thousands of students appear for board exams in Kashmir
- November 14, 2016

Despite opposition and protests by students, the government made a decision to conduct 10th and 12th class examinations of students with 50% syllabus cut and also provided choice to students to appear in exams with full syllabus in March 2017. (more...)
Donald Trump told 'cooperation only choice' by Chinese president Xi Jinping
- November 14, 2016

His comments stand in sharp contrast those made by Mrs. Clinton, who has been an outspoken critic of China's tight grip on civil society for decades. In the Middle East, key offensives are underway against Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria. (more...)
Coronation Street and Hustle star Robert Vaughn has died aged 83 Coronation Street and Hustle star Robert Vaughn has died aged 83
- November 14, 2016

Robert had been battling acute leukaemia. Vaughn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his part in the film The Young Philadelphians (1959), starring Paul Newman . (more...)
Refugee resettlement deal offers hope at last
- November 14, 2016

When asked if the deal might encourage more asylum seekers to arrive by boat with the hope of being resettled in the United States , Mr Turnbull says that was an issue the government had prepared for - confirming any boats intercepted would be sent back. (more...)
Blink's Dougal Wilson back for 2016 John Lewis Christmas ad Blink's Dougal Wilson back for 2016 John Lewis Christmas ad
- November 14, 2016

The chain's Christmas commercials have become an event in the United Kingdom for the past decade. As daughter Bridget goes to bed for Santa's arrival, her dad can be seen carefully building a brand new trampoline in the back garden. Electronica collective The Vaults have covered Randy Crawford's classic One Day I'll Fly Away but reactions to the band's rendition have been mostly lukewarm so far. (more...)

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