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Outpour of condolences after gospel star's death Outpour of condolences after gospel star's death
- December 06, 2016

President Jacob Zuma described him as one of the country's greatest musical assets. His music touched the hearts of millions of people. "We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of this most loved and revered musician‚" he said. She has sent out her condolences to the singer's family. His long-time friend, now spokesperson for the Ncwane family, Sipho Makhabane, became emotional as he told The Star about his friend being "unable to hold on". (more...)
Green Hornet Actor Van Williams Passes Away
- December 06, 2016

He drove his boss around town in their ominous, gadget-packed Black Beauty vehicle. He played the same character, a detective named Kenny Madison, on two ABC series: Bourbon Street Beat , with Richard Long and Andrew Duggan, in the 1959-60 season, and then Surfside 6 , with Lee Patterson and Troy Donahue, until 1962. (more...)
Bryant on rolling Cowboys: Plan 'way bigger than being 11-1' Bryant on rolling Cowboys: Plan 'way bigger than being 11-1'
- December 06, 2016

The 17-15 win over the Minnesota Vikings wasn't pretty, but Prescott presided over a key road victory against a conference opponent still in the playoff hunt, keeping their distance from the rest of the NFC. Minnesota played without coach Mike Zimmer after he had emergency eye surgery Wednesday night. "I'm just going to say it right now: I'm sick of the reffing in this league". (more...)
'Moana' tops the North American box office with $55.5M this weekend
- December 06, 2016

It didn't match the 2013 Thanksgiving release of " Frozen ", which opened with $93.6 million. " 'Moana , ' which sounds on paper like another rehash of the established and well-worn "Disney Princess" narrative, but in practice is a progressive and rousing tale that becomes the crown jewel of the latest renaissance from the company", Andrew Parker, a writer with The Global and Mail and a top-rated critic on Rotten Tomatoes, said in his review. (more...)
Lucasfilm rules out a Rogue One Star Wars sequel
- December 06, 2016

Now we have another Star Wars movie hitting the big screen already, with Rogue One arriving on movie screens around the world in just a matter of weeks. "My agent said there's a fantastic leading female role in the upcoming Star Wars that I think you're really going to love", she says in PEOPLE's Stars Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One special issue. (more...)
Trump complains in tweets about Chinese policy after Taiwan call raises hackles Trump complains in tweets about Chinese policy after Taiwan call raises hackles
- December 06, 2016

China rebuked Trump through the official publication of its Communist Party for taking the call - the first conversation between a USA leader and Taiwan since 1979. So far, Trump's advisers have struggled to explain his action, sending mixed messages about whether the conversation with Taiwan's leader was a step toward a new policy or simply a congratulatory call. (more...)
Bills collapse dents playoff hopes in 38-24 loss to Raiders Bills collapse dents playoff hopes in 38-24 loss to Raiders
- December 06, 2016

The Bills trailed the Jags 21-20 early in the fourth quarter, but took the lead for good on a Tyrod Taylor touchdown pass with just under 11 minutes to go and hung on from there. Currently, there are three AFC West teams who would be postseason-bound, but, there are two more contenders nipping at the Broncos' heels. The single-season record is 10, set by New England in 2010 and matched by San Francisco the following season. (more...)
Lady Gaga fans confused by singer's 'normal' look on The X Factor Lady Gaga fans confused by singer's 'normal' look on The X Factor
- December 06, 2016

After holding an intimate show for 50 lucky fans on a London rooftop, and reportedly preparing for an appearance on Alan Carr's Happy Hour, the pop superstar ended her weekend with a performance on The X Factor. Another who was left baffled by the Mother Monster's face which looked different tweeted, "What has happened to Lady Gaga's face? Or is it just me?" Tonight, Lady Gaga came out on stage dressed in a black fringed outfit. (more...)
Rogue One A Star Wars Story review from George Lucas is positive
- December 06, 2016

Columbia Sportswear is releasing a new, limited edition line of jackets inspired by the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film hitting theaters December 16th. Lucasfilm and its parent company, the Walt Disney Company will be holding back the early sales of the film's tickets in North America , which was the opposite of what happened previous year, when they sold the tickets for " Star Wars: The Force Awakens " during mid-October. (more...)
South Africa's ANC backs Zuma after calls for him to quit South Africa's ANC backs Zuma after calls for him to quit
- December 06, 2016

City Press newspaper stated that those who supported the motion included health minister Aaron Motsoaledi , his deputy Joe Phaahla, rural development deputy minister Mcebisi Skwatsha and public works minister Thulas Nxesi . Earlier this month, an investigation by the country's anti-corruption watchdog said a judicial inquiry should be set up to further investigate allegations of criminal activity in Mr Zuma's government. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski out for the season
- December 06, 2016

Gronkowski was injured during the November 13 loss to the Seahawks on a hit from safety Earl Thomas . He played in three games and accrued 24 yards rushing on seven attempts (3.4 avg.) and caught one pass for 2 yards. The Patriots have placed TE Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve , per a league source. Rob Gronkowski took himself out of the November 27 game against the Jets when he experienced tingling in his back and legs. (more...)
Recount effort shifts from Wisconsin to…
- December 06, 2016

Don't count the Pennsylvania recount out yet. Clinton won in Nevada, and De La Fuente finished last. Final counts are outstanding in some counties, but there are not enough uncounted votes to change the outcome, officials said. District Judge Mark Goldsmith, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama in 2010. The campaign is also still pushing for forensic audits of voting machine software in the state. (more...)
'The Walking Dead': How Carl Proved He's Not Just Rick's Kid Anymore 'The Walking Dead': How Carl Proved He's Not Just Rick's Kid Anymore
- December 06, 2016

For me, the most interesting moment of the entire episode was when Negan tells Carl: "Men breaking each other's balls". University is hard enough for many, let alone people who also work full time on a television show. Another stretched-out episode on the horizon is about as welcome as a horde of walkers in Alexandria. Does AMC like longer episodes because it can sell more ad time? The preview ends with Rick staring into the camera with the same terrified expression we have seen so ... (more...)
Don Cherry, others, surprised and shocked at Gerard Gallant firing
- December 06, 2016

The news comes as a surprise, not just due to the fact it was made right after a team loss, but also because this past season, Gallant was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, for Coach of the Year. I've been here four years and we're going on our fourth coach. Give me the home team as more of a fade from the Panthers. The first two goals were kind of fluky. (more...)
Phone Conversation Between Trump and Taiwanese President 'Just a Phone Call' Phone Conversation Between Trump and Taiwanese President 'Just a Phone Call'
- December 06, 2016

But rather than downplaying the significance of the call, Trump on Monday tweeted harsh criticism of China . "They will hope that this is a misstep, but I think privately, they will definitely seek to educate this incoming president and ensure that he understands the sensitivity of Taiwan", she said . (more...)
Kylie Jenner Previews Racy 2017 Calendar Shot By Terry Richardson
- December 06, 2016

She shared the front and back covers on Instagram, which show Jenner in black lingerie and, in one shot, using a giant python as an accessory. Kylie is set to sell her calendar on her online Kylie shop, which she launching on December 10. (more...)
Bob Dylan Writes Speech For Nobel Prize Ceremony Bob Dylan Writes Speech For Nobel Prize Ceremony
- December 06, 2016

In addition, Patti Smith will appear to perform Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the ceremony. American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, the victor of the Nobel Prize in Literature , will send a speech to be read aloud at the awards presentation in Stockholm . (more...)
Teen charged after classmate's dismembered body found near river
- December 06, 2016

Mathew Borges , the mysterious classmate, was charged with murder two days later. Police recovered the head nearby. The teenager was last seen on November 18, and his family frantically posted flyers and appealed for his return on social media before his body was found on Thursday near McCabe Court , CBS reported. (more...)
What does a post-Fidel future hold for Cuban people?
- December 06, 2016

A dialogue with the US had begun under President Barack Obama , who visited Cuba in March. The streets of Havana have been calm since Castro's death, with people expressing national pride by hanging more Cuban flags than normal. The two countries are trade partners and they engage in educational and cultural exchanges. My grandmother who we call MamaGladys (because she refuses to be called abuela and partly because she doesn't want to be seen as old) now has 20 grandchildren, and 10 ... (more...)
Canada's Trudeau Rejects One Pipeline, Quietly Approves Another
- December 06, 2016

She says nearly all the conditions have been met but that progress still being made on two of them; one what she calls BC getting its "fair share of the economic benefits". She said Ottawa's recent Oceans Protection Plan has gone further to address B.C.'s requirement for world-leading marine spill prevention and response. (more...)

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