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Facebook and Google to stop ads from appearing on fake news sites Facebook and Google to stop ads from appearing on fake news sites
- November 16, 2016

Facebook and Google are taking steps to undermine the business model used by fake news publishers. Still, working to minimize fake news is important regardless of political sway, even it's only 1% of the overall content, as Zuckerberg claims . (more...)
At mass for homeless, Pope warns of 'anaesthetised consciences' At mass for homeless, Pope warns of 'anaesthetised consciences'
- November 16, 2016

The day before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Pope Francis said he would make no judgments about the candidate and was interested only in the impact his policies would have on the poor. Scalfari, 92 and an atheist, is the founder of Italy's leftist paper " La Repubblica ", and has spoken to the Pope on several occasions, however, he doesn't not record his conversations with the Pope, and the Vatican has on numerous occasions had to issue corrections on things Sclafari ... (more...)
Mary Berry fronts BBC Two cooking series in the New Year Mary Berry fronts BBC Two cooking series in the New Year
- November 16, 2016

Speaking about the series Mary said: "I am so excited to be doing this new series with the BBC - I have always had an enquiring mind so I know I will be inspired by the great houses we visit". However, yesterday it emerged that Channel 4 were looking at a "legal loophole" which means bosses re-think the deal. Reports have previously claimed the BBC intend to stand their ground over the so-called "hold back clause" and have initially told show makers they will not back down. (more...)
Aston Martin unleashes new Vanquish S with more power Aston Martin unleashes new Vanquish S with more power
- November 16, 2016

The Aston Martin Vanquish S features improved performance over the standard version of the Vanquish . Today, the Gaydon-based luxury marque officially confirmed their latest super GT, the 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S. According to Aston Martin, the dampers, spring rates and anti-roll bushings were re-tuned to give the Vanquish S better cornering ability without sacrificing the pliant ride quality. (more...)
Eddie Redmayne auditioned to play Tom Riddle in Harry Potter sequel Eddie Redmayne auditioned to play Tom Riddle in Harry Potter sequel
- November 16, 2016

Meanwhile, the movie's producer, David Heyman, promised that the film will still evoke the same level of awe and wonder as the first eight "Harry Potter" films. That didn't stop the angry reaction on social media when the casting news broke - with many fans begging author J.K. Rowling to intervene. Though she doesn't say what time period the second movie is set in either. (more...)
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai - Akshara to soon die on the show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai - Akshara to soon die on the show
- November 16, 2016

With a heavy heart, my journey in Yeh Rishta has come to an end. "I wanna do a comedy reality show and play a different character", she told reporters. Hina is portraying the role of Akshara in " Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai , " and the story of the show revolves around her role itself. The "baap" of all reality shows on television, Bigg Boss is now running in its successful 10th year. (more...)
Billy Bob Thornton wants to work with Brad Pitt
- November 16, 2016

When asked what kind of characters the two would play, he responded, "We'd play a couple of Southern guys". Sometimes I won't see her for five years. We'll see if Brad Pitt is listening and happens to make such a film in the future. It says that even if Pitt has been cleared form the allegation, Angelina Jolie will do everything just to prove that he really slapped Maddox while in the plane. (more...)
Conservative flame-thrower to get key White House position Conservative flame-thrower to get key White House position
- November 16, 2016

But the list of groups opposed to the Bannon appointment keeps growing, and some groups in Maryland are concerned about a rise in hate speech. "He has built a career on spreading bigotry and hatred as the head of Breitbart News", Pocan said . (more...)
Drake and Dave Chappelle absolutely freak out during David Blaine's magic trick Drake and Dave Chappelle absolutely freak out during David Blaine's magic trick
- November 16, 2016

Check out what happened. When Chappelle was asked to draw an item that could fit in Drake's hand ("Meek Mill", Chappelle jokes) and sketched a frog, the magician/master showman then spit out three different small frogs from his mouth. What Drake's party witnessed was basically the same trick, but with frogs, and it's both fantastic and disturbing that he was able to fit three live frogs inside his body, without doing damage to both the frogs and his body. (more...)
Matt Damon to cameo in Ocean's Eight Matt Damon to cameo in Ocean's Eight
- November 16, 2016

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight , Matt Damon spilled the beans that he will be making an appearance in the spinoff, though he declined to provide details about the top secret cameo. For now, Ocean's Eight is working toward a June 8, 2018 release date. Ross co-wrote the screenplay with Olivia Milch and is collaborating with director of photography Eigil Bryld ( In Bruges ), quashing my dream of seeing Soderbergh serve as cinematographer on this spinoff. (more...)
Gigi Hadid 'urges Perrie Edwards to move on' Gigi Hadid 'urges Perrie Edwards to move on'
- November 16, 2016

And it seems as if Gigi Hadid has had quite enough of Perrie Edwards making any reference to Zayn Malik, as she's allegedly slammed her for the "immature" lyrics in Little Mix " s current smash Shout Out To My Ex ...and urges Perrie to "move on' past their split! Eek... (more...)
Iraqi Forces Securing Ancient Nimrud After Forcing Out IS Extremists Iraqi Forces Securing Ancient Nimrud After Forcing Out IS Extremists
- November 16, 2016

Several suicide auto bombers attacked in the same area on Saturday, wounding around a dozen troops, three civilians and killing a child, officers said. Army officer Mohamed al-Jabouri said Iraqi troops have also captured the village of Numaniya on the edge of the ancient city. The town of Nimrud, some 30 km south of Mosul , lies west of the ruins of the ancient Assyrian site of Nimrud. (more...)
Kendall Jenner Reveals Exactly Why She Deleted Her Instagram Kendall Jenner Reveals Exactly Why She Deleted Her Instagram
- November 16, 2016

Kendall says she needed a break from social media, and admits that she started to become too "dependent" on it. I'm always on it. The Kardashian clan might be getting serious about taking a step back from social media. She also played a fun game of "Hot Hands", where she had to name all the members of her family! DeGeneres told Jenner to make sure she gets someone really good to help her out with art shopping so that she doesn't get ripped off. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's High School Bully Was Immortal Technique Lin-Manuel Miranda's High School Bully Was Immortal Technique
- November 16, 2016

While the conversation was naturally centred on Hamilton and the success of the musical, there was a brief mention of rapper Immortal Technique (who just a short while ago gave his thoughts on Kanye's YEEZUS collection) which has been making headlines and heads spin. (more...)
Doctor Strange Nears $500 Million
- November 16, 2016

But Marvel and Disney's Doctor Strange easily retained the top spot for the full weekend, earning $22.4 million from Friday to Sunday, according to Beijing-based analyst Ent Group. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk also bowed this weekend, taking in $120,000 from two theaters. In third place, Japanese animation One Piece Film: Gold opened with $10.2 million, a healthy performance for a Japanese title overseas. (more...)
'Daddy's Hands' singer Holly Dunn dead at 59 'Daddy's Hands' singer Holly Dunn dead at 59
- November 16, 2016

After Dunn switched publishing companies to MTM, Louise Mandrell had a top 10 hit with Dunn's song "I'm Not Through Loving You Yet". It was the next single that would prove to be her breakthrough - "Daddy's Hands". "I'm not just up there standing where they tell me to stand, singing what they tell me to sing". "I'm the only one, as far as I know on the female side, who writes, produces and sings the material", she said in 1990. (more...)
The musician Leon Russell dies at age 74
- November 16, 2016

His wife, Janet Bridges broke the news of his passing by releasing a statement that read, "We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this very, very hard time". After several decades of lifting up the music of others (as well as crafting a sizeable solo catalogue, starting with 1970's self-titled debut), it was with Sir Elton that Russell attained his broadest acclaim, for a double album released in 2010 titled The Union , which hit a career-high of #3 on the United States ... (more...)
Protests against Trump continue all over the U.S.
- November 16, 2016

Update: Portland Police say protestors are putting metal barricades across SW Yamhill blocking MAX tracks. Demonstrations of discontent have also been expressed in Los Angeles, Portland, Washington D.C. As of early on Saturday morning, some 100,000 people had indicated on Facebook that they were planning to attend or were interested in the anti-Trump rallies in New York , Chicago and Los Angeles, where organisers told protesters that violence and vandalism will not be tolerated. (more...)
Kevin O'Leary Calls Trudeau 'The Wrong Guy' To Deal With Trump Kevin O'Leary Calls Trudeau 'The Wrong Guy' To Deal With Trump
- November 16, 2016

The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) binds 530 million consumers in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Mr. Trump campaigned on upgrading the 1994 trade pact during the election and vowed to tear up the agreement if the US isn't able to get a better deal from Canada and Mexico. (more...)
Moviegoers rush to 'Doctor Strange,' 'Arrival' post-election
- November 16, 2016

That's the lowest 2nd-weekend decline among the last 10 Marvel Cinematic Universal titles, and the 3rd-lowest among all MCU movies behind Iron Man and Thor . Starring Amy Adams and produced by a team that included Shawn Levy (known for the "Night at the Museum" series), " Arrival " was independently financed by Lava Bear and FilmNation for about $47 million. (more...)

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