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McLaren report on Russian Federation to pose 'challenge' - IOC
- December 09, 2016

McLaren said the scheme in operation for London 2012 was based on athletes using a cocktail of steroids mixed with alcohol to limit the detection window, and on the Moscow anti-doping laboratory hiding positive tests by Russian athletes. That call has largely gone unheeded, with several winter sports federations set to hold events in Russia this winter, but that could change once McLaren releases his evidence. (more...)
Judge Denies Brad Pitt's Request to Seal Custody Documents
- December 09, 2016

And, although the festive season is a time for family, the "Allied" star may be forced to spend Christmas alone this year as it'll be down to the children whether he sees them. Angelina has not left the children's side since the plane incident. As fans may recall, Brad Pitt made a temporary agreement with his wife that required the actor and his kids to attend counseling as he continued to be limited to monitored visits with them. (more...)
Somber moment for president-elect: Trump to meet OSU victims
- December 09, 2016

He said the US must end what he called a "destructive cycle of intervention and chaos". Over the weekend, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Mr Trump was widening his search for his top diplomatic representative to the world, and a top transition official said that longtime Romney rival Jon Huntsman was now also in the running. (more...)
Trump settles on Oklahoma's attorney general to lead EPA
- December 09, 2016

He has actively and aggressively fought against environmental regulations, and was one of a group of attorneys general who filed a 28-state lawsuit against the Obama administration's rules created to curb carbon emissions. Pruitt was trained as a lawyer before becoming a state senator in 1998 and attorney general in 2011. In it they write: "Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind". (more...)
'Jackie' Trailer Review: Captivating Performance From Natalie Portman 'Jackie' Trailer Review: Captivating Performance From Natalie Portman
- December 09, 2016

Instead, these days, Portman-like many actresses-is concentrating on trying to find scripts with strong female leads. and wishing that more of them were like the films of the 1950s and 60s, which "had strong female roles all the time". No. I think we have all the respect in the world for them and I can only imagine that it is painful. Portman was picked by the director, a Chilean filmmaker named Pablo Larrain. (more...)
'SNL' makes fun of Trump's tweets, and Trump immediately tweets his disapproval
- December 09, 2016

Although Baldwin is not officially a cast member of SNL, he has played Trump since the start of this season. Saturday night's skit featured Baldwin returning as Tweeter-in-Chief, with a cameo from Stephen Bannon, a plate of mashed potatoes and a brutal joke at Mitt Romney's expense. (more...)
War for the Planet of the Apes trailer brings the action
- December 09, 2016

Watch the new trailer, and photos from the flick, below and on the following pages. And yet, for all of the things it gets right, the Apes reboots are still relatively low profile as a franchise. Lead characters die and they stay dead. Reeves also co-wrote the script with Mark Bomback. Caesar narrates it with, "I did not start this war . I showed you mercy". (more...)
Ryan Gosling teaches Jimmy Kimmel to waltz
- December 09, 2016

When asked how he processed having to learn all these new skills, he simply answered, "I forget everything ". "It's just you and I". As it turns out, it went exactly where he was expecting. "His romantic instructions continued, "The world melts away - it's just you and I". Calling his co-star a "cool mother***ker", he said, "You'll have to bleep that, but there's no other way to say it". (more...)
'Game of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies 'Game of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies
- December 09, 2016

His agent's announcement confirmed that he died peacefully at home this morning with his family around him. Like many British actors, he gained wider fame through HBO's "Game of Thrones". He also served in the army during World War II, seeing action in Belgium, Normandy and the Far East. The actor is survived by Lillias Walker, his second wife, and stepdaughter Victoria Burton. (more...)
Michigan's Presidential Recount Is Officially Underway
- December 09, 2016

Meanwhile, lawmakers want to make sure Stein - who filed for the recount - picks up the tab. They claimed that the barriers to a recount under state law - including a required $1 million bond to pursue a challenge - violate the rights of voters. (more...)
Jill Stein Pays $3.5 million for Wisconsin Recount Jill Stein Pays $3.5 million for Wisconsin Recount
- December 09, 2016

Stein has raised more than Dollars 6.5 million to pay for recounts in Wisconsin , Pennsylvania and MI. "We are confident in our popular vote count", Thomsen told the Associated Press. Trump's electoral college victory. The New York Times noted at the time that the statewide recount of Ohio's 88 counties resulted in a net difference of 285 votes, meaning that George W. (more...)
Jennifer Hudson Stuns With Powerful 'I Know Where I've Been' Performance
- December 09, 2016

Jerry Mitchell , who choreographed the Broadway musical, also is aboard. Corporate America also chose to get in on the fun, with Toyota, Reddi-wip and Oreo all paying for live commercials and product placements during the show. That honors the original film's Edna, the late Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead), who set the template for a male to own the role. She's excited about life. (more...)
Johannah Deakin, mother of 1D's Louis Tomlinson, dies at 43
- December 09, 2016

She is survived by Tomlinson and six other children, 18-year-old Lottie, 16-year-old Felicité, 12-year-old twins Daisy and Phoebe and 2-year-old twins Ernest and Doris. Johannah was popular with many 1D fans and hundreds of Directioners have been paying tribute to her on social media. "My heart aches for you, just know I love you the same from a million miles away as I do right next to you". (more...)
Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons
- December 09, 2016

He was referring to an executive power known as "prerogative" which, under Britain's unwritten constitution, allows the government to take certain actions without going through parliament. And so, he said, an act of Parliament was needed to take Britain out of the bloc. He added: "In any event, Parliament did not intend that the rights and duties that it had created by the 1972 Act (the European Communities Act) could be nullified by ministers acting in the worldwide plane". (more...)
Gigi Hadid Opens Up About Her Thyroid Disorder
- December 09, 2016

Speaking at a Reebok panel yesterday, Hadid opened up about her thyroid disorder and its symptoms, as elle .com reports. And just like the empowering messages Gigi has been spreading with the campaign, she made it very clear that her meals are far from ideal, too. (more...)
Gigi Hadid taking break from social media
- December 09, 2016

And though some people thin-shamed the 5-foot-10 model, Hadid went on the record to say that her slender frame is because of a thyroid disease. It causes it to slow down, which can cause weight gain and depression - and according to the model, the medications she takes to manage the disease is the cause for her newly skinny figure, despite her intentions not to lose weight. (more...)
Lucas hat-trick in Basel seals top spot for Arsenal
- December 09, 2016

Arsenal , Leicester and Manchester City will represent England in the knockout stage of European football's Champions League following the conclusion of group games. Olivier Giroud has returned to the squad after missing the last two games against Southampton and West Ham United , while Francis Coquelin is suspended after picking up a yellow card in the previous game. (more...)
Doctor Who Christmas special: first full trailer is here!
- December 09, 2016

We've seen plenty of clips and photos, leading up to BBC-A's release of the official trailer. In the new special, The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi , teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield ( Wolf Hall , The Player ) and a superhero to save NY from a deadly alien threat. (more...)
Natalie Portman To Receive Desert Palm Achievement Award Natalie Portman To Receive Desert Palm Achievement Award
- December 09, 2016

Starring Natalie Portman in the title role of Jacqueline Kennedy , the film follows the historic assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his widow's life following the death of her husband. In the movie, we get a look into the frightful and culture-shifting days following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy . Like Jane Got a Gun , the project took several years to come together, with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky originally planning a similar film with his ex-fiance ... (more...)
Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement
- December 09, 2016

House. The function of the College of Electors in choosing the president is similar to that of the Roman Catholic Church and the College of Cardinals who select the Pope. Constitution. "Not in Louisiana." Avallone said. An online petition urging electors to reject Trump has raised 4.7 million signatures, making it the most popular in history . (more...)

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