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Royle Family and Vicar of Dibley actress Liz Smith dies, aged 95
- December 27, 2016

Her death comes in the same year her fellow Royle Family star Caroline Aherne died of lung cancer. Originally from Scunthorpe, she served in the Women's Royal Naval Service in World War II. Devastating to lose two members of my second family in one terrible year. Meanwhile, TV presenter Rylan Neal-Clark added: "Oh Liz Smith! we'll miss you nana!" Smith, who was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2009, announced her retirement in July of that year. (more...)
'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher stable after in-flight cardiac incident 'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher stable after in-flight cardiac incident
- December 27, 2016

He also said it was not clear what caused the emergency and later said there were not clear details about his sister's condition. Fisher, who has written and spoken openly about her struggles in the movie business, is considered Hollywood royalty. (more...)
Kelsea Ballerini Gets Engaged on Christmas -- See the Gorgeous Ring!
- December 27, 2016

The singer announced the news by sharing a video on her Instagram of the day the pair met. "I GET TO MARRY MY AUSSIE", read the post. "This morning, 9 months and 13 days later, he got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes and asked me to marry him". (more...)
Chicago has bloody Christmas weekend with 41 shootings, 11 dead Chicago has bloody Christmas weekend with 41 shootings, 11 dead
- December 27, 2016

More than 750 people have been killed in Chicago in 2016, marking the first time in almost two decades that the number slain has exceeded 700, according to the Tribune . Estrada also told the New York Times that overall shootings have also risen dramatically - total shootings now stand at 4,252, compared to 2015's 2,884. (more...)
'Run the Jewels 3' Album Stream & Download
- December 26, 2016

A merry Christmas from Run the Jewels indeed! And hey... El-P definitely holds his own going toe to toe with Killer Mike on his verses - an accomplishment in and of itself. "For us, the RTJ1 hands were about "taking what's yours" - your world, your life, your attitude". The hip-hop duo, comprised of Killer Mike and El-P, were due to put the record out on January 13, but have instead shared it today. (more...)
Kylie Jenner Strips Down for a Super Sexy Short Film with Tyga
- December 26, 2016

And boy is it steamy! But since it is Christmas and Kylie isn't stingy, the reality star chose to share the wealth and gift all of her fans with a lusty short film featuring her and boyfriend Tyga doing some pretty interesting things in the shower. (more...)
Is this when Samantha and Naga Chaitanya are getting engaged? Is this when Samantha and Naga Chaitanya are getting engaged?
- December 26, 2016

Ramesh Bala, who is an industry insider, has confirmed the news on Twitter. "We plan to get married next year", he told IANS. As Samantha's fans are eagerly waiting for the news of her engagement and wedding, rumours have already started making the rounds. (more...)
Twinkle shuts down Salman Khan fans who trolled her for insulting 'Bhai' Twinkle shuts down Salman Khan fans who trolled her for insulting 'Bhai'
- December 26, 2016

Mrs Funnybones took on Salman Khan's fans gamely as they trolled her for her latest column on '10 Wackiest Classifieds You've Missed This Year' . Excellent in dance, drama and art. In retaliation, twinkle said that she's "troll proof" and said: "I write social, political satire-will not examine an ant and spare an elephant because I fear getting trampled by the herd". (more...)
Kim Kardashian Wore a Lip Ring to Her Family Christmas Party
- December 26, 2016

On Christmas, they were spotted in a auto with Kanye looking angry as he stared at Kim , who was on her phone and not making eye contact with her husband. Some media outlets have already speculated on the lip ring's authenticity. The 61-year-old had also included her eldest daughters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian - though Khloé Kardashian, who was having Christmas in OH with her Cleveland Cavalier flame Tristan Thompson, wasn't represented. (more...)
Bournemouth - Premier League Football - 26 December 2016 Bournemouth - Premier League Football - 26 December 2016
- December 26, 2016

The Blues broke the deadlock after 24 minutes, as Pedro Rodriguez curled home a sublime effort from the edge of the area. Most had assumed that with Diego Costa suspended, Batshuayi would slot in to the team as a straight replacement. (more...)
George Michael: Quiet philanthropist who helped thousands
- December 26, 2016

In 1997 Michael lost his mother Lesley to cancer - at the time he described her as a "woman of great compassion", adding: 'She felt much as I do, that we were living in a world that was gradually being drained of that'. Osman says George Michael called a woman who competed on the United Kingdom version of " Deal or No Deal ". He was, said Hughes, an "absolute mensch". (more...)
Church prints Tupac's 'Hail Mary' lyrics instead of traditional prayer
- December 26, 2016

Churchgoers received handouts during a Christmas carol service that included lyrics from " Hail Mary ", according to CNN . The event featured musical performances and was held December 11 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, was a fundraiser meant to help with "poverty alleviation projects". (more...)
George Michael in 'first' Carpool Karaoke George Michael in 'first' Carpool Karaoke
- December 26, 2016

The music world is yet to come to terms with the sudden passing of British pop icon George Michael who died on Christmas at the not-so-advanced age of 53. "We sat in the auto and we were singing Wham! songs, and we couldn't really put our finger on: 'Why is this so joyful?' " Corden told the radio host. (more...)
Social media hackers spread Britney Spears death hoax Social media hackers spread Britney Spears death hoax
- December 26, 2016

Twitter account along with that of Marvel Entertainment in the past week. Twitter freaked out Monday morning when the official Sony Music Global page posted a tweet that claimed Britney "is dead by accident". Sony rep says no comment'. According to The Hollywood Reporter , a group called OurMine was found to be behind the erroneous information. "I assume their account has been hacked", Spears' manager, Adam Leber, told CNN. (more...)
'Doctor Who' Season 10 Is Coming
- December 26, 2016

Mackie is definitely excited about her role judging from her Twitter post and seemed to enjoy the United Kingdom airing the Christmas special - she's apparently not in it, but the trailer makes up for it. In this year's 90-minute special episode, the Doctor fights against brain-swapping aliens that attack Manhattan, accompanied by Nardole, a superhero called The Ghost and an investigative reporter. (more...)
Merry Christmas to all our readers from all at YourThurrock
- December 26, 2016

However, should something break, we'll be on it here at Track 'Em Tigers. As we disembarked, I asked the flight attendant if Continental Airlines would allow her to say, "Merry Christmas " to the passengers on the plane. Like every year, it will be celebrated on December 25 worldwide. Aasif Mandvi, a Muslim actor and writer known for Spider Man 2 (2004) and The Dictator (2012), told The Huffington Post he was "a great Christmas caroler". (more...)
Hanukkah: Everything you need to know Hanukkah: Everything you need to know
- December 26, 2016

For many, it seems Christmas is the highlight of the year and for others it can be the absolute worst. You might want to make room for potato latkes and brisket at Saturday's holiday dinner table, because for the first time in almost 40 years, the first night of Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve. (more...)
People mourn Tu-154 crash victims in Sochi People mourn Tu-154 crash victims in Sochi
- December 26, 2016

A list of passengers published by the defense ministry also included Elizaveta Glinka, a doctor and charity worker who serves on the Kremlin human rights council. "Approximately 70 people were onboard", a source in the country's Emergencies Ministry told RIA Novosti according to Russia Today (RT). Sokolov also reportedly said that the Black Sea current may have swept parts of plane fragments to Abkhazia. (more...)
Michelle Fowler to return to EastEnders Michelle Fowler to return to EastEnders
- December 26, 2016

After BBC bosses failed to persuade the star to return, it's claimed they have instead enlisted Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell. Executive producer Sean O'Connor said: "I am thrilled to have secured Jenna Russell to play Michelle Fowler, one of the show's most celebrated characters". (more...)
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016 Recap: The Return of Doctor Mysterio
- December 26, 2016

It also happens to be a very unique moment in "Doctor Who" history. The new companion is named Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie. This is gem stone/on-board computer which knows what its user wants, and then makes it happen. It's Peter Capaldi's third capable turn as the Doctor , a role he landed in 2013, coinciding with 50 years of Doctor Who . "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" does have some slight flaws, however. (more...)

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