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'Fantastic Beasts' is not a return to Hogwarts
- November 18, 2016

Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander , a "magizoologist" whose odd creatures escape from his leather case upon his arrival in NY. Redmayne won the best actor Oscar past year for his role as Stephen Hawking in " The Theory of Everything ". (more...)
Dwayne Johnson was an awkward teenager Dwayne Johnson was an awkward teenager
- November 18, 2016

The announcement was made on Tuesday morning, the 44-year-old actor discussed his newly acquired status with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show. He quipped: "It starts with the skin". It was revealed that he earned $64.5 million in a year ending June 1. The People/Entertainment Weekly Network is now celebrating "Sexiest Week Alive", during which a selection of lovely celebrities and famous faces will be appearing in interviews and activities, such as "Sexiest Men In The Kitchen", "Sexiest ... (more...)
USA intelligence director James Clapper submits resignation letter USA intelligence director James Clapper submits resignation letter
- November 18, 2016

Clapper has long hinted he would be stepping down at the end of the Obama administration. Actually, Director of National Security James Clapper , who formally resignedthis week, has been anxiously counting down the days until his planned retirement from the post he's held since 2010 for months, according to CNN, and he won't be hanging around in that capacity for even a second after Donald Trump takes the oath of office. (more...)
Stephen Colbert Calls Out Trump's Twitter Therapy Stephen Colbert Calls Out Trump's Twitter Therapy
- November 18, 2016

While it's been reported that President-elect Trump's transition team is facing some hurdles, Trump himself took to Twitter to say the transition is "going so smoothly". "It's his way around the press". One reporter was able to get in by making a reservation. "Reporters need to be with the President in case something catastrophic happens", Colbert explained, then reflecting on the fact that Donald Trump will soon be President, "I'm sorry, in case something else happens". (more...)
Jennifer Lopez duets with Marc Anthony at Latin Grammys
- November 18, 2016

But the most coveted award of the evening, Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year was won by musician Marc Antony. NEW YORK , NY - AUGUST 27: Jennifer Lopez (L) performs onstage with Marc Anthony at Radio City Music Hall on August 27, 2016 in New York City. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Urges Renewed 'Fight For Values' Hillary Clinton Urges Renewed 'Fight For Values'
- November 18, 2016

She used her speech to ask her supporters not to give up despite deep divisions prior to the November 8 elections. She got emotional as she discussed what she would like to say to her mother when she was younger: "I dream of going up to her, and sitting next to her and taking her in my arms and saying , 'Look, look at me and listen". (more...)
I may go on holiday to deal with heartbreak: Alia Bhatt I may go on holiday to deal with heartbreak: Alia Bhatt
- November 18, 2016

I was young.I used to be with friends trying to distract (from break-up). "I will not feel that bad.(but) I will feel bad", Alia told reporters here last night. The actress feels one should be with like minded people. She advised people to know each other better before getting deeper in a relationship. Alia said she likes guys, who are humorous and have interest in creative things. (more...)
Case Keenum Comments on Jared Goff Being Named Rams' Starting QB
- November 18, 2016

The Rams (4-5) were held without an offensive touchdown for the third time this season in a 9-6 victory over the Jets in NY last week. It's been a long time, it feels like, since I've gotten out there and played. Dickerson asked. "I just believe that they don't have the right coaches in place for him. I want to play". This might not bode too well for Goff . (more...)
Tony Winners Featured in Fantastic Beasts Film, Opening Today
- November 18, 2016

When, a goofy, intelligent and sort of self involved, magizoologist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) sets foot in NY 1926, he has a lot to learn about America than just the fact that Muggles (non magic people) are called No Majs. Newt is an English wizard and field researcher in magical creatures who , when we meet him, is en route to Arizona, where he plans to release a magical Thunderbird named Frank to its natural habitat. (more...)
Judges' shock as Strictly viewers save Balls again
- November 18, 2016

Daisy Lowe has opened up about her Strictly Come Dancing experience. That left the decision to head judge Len Goodman, who chose to save Greg and Natalie, meaning his decision was final. Daisy deserved to get through, voting is a shambles'. For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Ed Balls and Katya Jones perfoming on tonight's edition of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. (more...)
ATP Finals: Murray edges Nishikori in marathon match
- November 18, 2016

I was in the ice bath after the match . "He moves the ball around extremely well, better than maybe anyone". However he is nearly there. Hello. Any shenanigans with the sound system at the O2 Arena this afternoon and Andy Murray might have reason to suspect that someone has let Novak Djokovic loose on the controls. (more...)
Jackie Chan receives Lifetime Achievement Oscar Jackie Chan receives Lifetime Achievement Oscar
- November 18, 2016

Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker introduced Chan , calling him a cross between John Wayne and Buster Keaton for the combination of action hero and comedy that has made him a global movie star. Honestly, there is no one who is more deserving. He is particularly involved in his own organizations, the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, which focuses on helping young people in Hong Kong, and the Dragon Heart's Foundation, which aims to "fulfill the desperate needs of children and the ... (more...)
Post Election Domestic Box Office Spikes by 50%
- November 18, 2016

Denis Villeneuve's Arrival - a cerebral sci-fi thriller starring Amy Adams - launched at the North American box office Friday with an estimated $9.4 million from 2,317 theaters for a projected $22 million-$23 million weekend, notably ahead of predictions showing the movie would earn around $16 million. (more...)
Leonard Cohen, rock music's poetic visionary, dies at age 82
- November 18, 2016

His most recent works of poetry were "Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs", "Book of Longing", and " Leonard Cohen: Poems and Songs". His 14th studio album, " You Want It Darker ", had just been released on October 21. The Recording Academy, which in 2010 presented Cohen with a lifetime achievement Grammy, mourned him as "one of the most revered pop poets and a musical touchstone for many songwriters". (more...)
Officer Charged in Castile Shooting Death
- November 18, 2016

The county attorney called Yanez's use of deadly force unjustified, noting that while Castile was armed at the time he was pulled over, he "never removed or tried to remove" the.40-caliber semiautomatic handgun in his pocket. Castile was trying to grab a gun". The group said they would continue to advocate for justice until the case is resolved. Yanez then fired seven shots into the vehicle, killing Castile. (more...)
4 questions about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, answered 4 questions about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, answered
- November 18, 2016

They will follow in the steps of Harry Potter and use "and the" to bridge the gap. For now, fans will have to see how the upcoming titles for Fantastic Beasts fit with the story. Newt's suitcase is a Doctor Who-like portal to a zoo of sorts, where he keeps the creatures safe while he studies them. " Fantastic Beasts " is Rowling's first screenplay. (more...)
LOL: 'Fantastic Beasts' Star Eddie Redmayne Gets Emotional in Hufflepuff PSA LOL: 'Fantastic Beasts' Star Eddie Redmayne Gets Emotional in Hufflepuff PSA
- November 18, 2016

It's no surprise "nice guy" Eddie Redmayne is a badger, but I would never call him "boring or "beige". Not only does Redmayne pledge allegiance to Hufflepuff, his character and the protagonist of Fantastic Beasts , Newt Scamander, was also sorted into the house during his time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (more...)
`Doctor Strange` spell holds over North American box office `Doctor Strange` spell holds over North American box office
- November 18, 2016

Starring Amy Adams , the movie centers on an elite team led by a linguist tasked with investigating mysterious extraterrestrial spacecraft after they touch down on Earth. Obviously, with the 5 million estimate Friday, generations of Cubs fans had far more pent-up celebrating to do. As well as a huge war chest amassing at the box office, it's also received solid reviews, sitting with a 90% approval rating on reviews aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. (more...)
'Doctor Strange' Tops Foreign Box Office With $60.2 Million 'Doctor Strange' Tops Foreign Box Office With $60.2 Million
- November 18, 2016

Disney has just marked its best year ever at the domestic box office with $2.3-M, adding to its record year overseas and worldwide. Faring the best out of the new releases was " Arrival ", which pulled in $24 million, surpassing analyst expectations of $17 million to $18 million and almost doubling the studio's more modest projection of $12 million to $15 million. (more...)
Who Died on 'How to Get Away with Murder'? Fall Finale Recap Who Died on 'How to Get Away with Murder'? Fall Finale Recap
- November 18, 2016

Laurel, who is again revealed to be pregnant and brought into the emergency room due to injuries sustained from the fire, sees the news of Wes's death in the fire on TV from her hospital bed, and cries alongside one of the nurses attending to her: Meggy ( Corbin Reid ), Wes' ex-girlfriend. (more...)

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