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Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher Public Memorial Service

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher Public Memorial Service

On how the family is handling the tragedy: "I think it's important that you grieve and feel it". Reynolds lost one husband to Elizabeth Taylor , and two other husbands plundered her for millions. "If you had told me this story and I wasn't there, I would have a very hard time believing what I saw", he mused. "It looked like she asked permission to leave, told me she was going to leave, told me she loves me, closed her eyes and went to sleep". Read More

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Game of Thrones' Eighth Season Will Be Just Six Episodes Long

Game of Thrones' Eighth Season Will Be Just Six Episodes Long

Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Game of Thrones's producers David Benioff and DB Weiss announced that the Shape of You singer will be dividing the warring dynasties of Westeros. "Because we realized it was the last time we'd be doing this for this show". "I think HBO might well do [ a spinoff ] and I'm looking forward to watching it", Benioff said, per Deadline . Read More

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Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Collapses and Dies Onstage

Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Collapses and Dies Onstage

Attempts to revive the drummer with CPR and defibrilation were unsuccessful, a witness told the gossip site. The cruise began March 18 in Florida and was traveling to various places, including the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. Hashian played on " Boston ", which included the band's huge classic rock hit, " More Than a Feeling ". Over the years he continued to record music with his former bandmates, playing drums on guitarist Barry Goudreau's solo album and occasionally performing alongside ... Read More

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Ronnie Moran: Former Liverpool captain and coach dies, aged 83

Ronnie Moran: Former Liverpool captain and coach dies, aged 83

Dalglish told Liverpool's official website: "My respect and my admiration for him are absolute and there are countless others who feel the same way". Ian Rush, Liverpool's all-time leading scorer, tweeted: "It's a sad day in Football!" RIP Mr. Liverpool #RonnieMoran you will be greatly missed! Although a tough disciplinarian renowned for his petrifying demeanor, Moran was admired by those under his command and even some of Liverpool's fiercest rivals. Read More

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Kim Kardashian relives terrifying moment Paris robbers threw her on bed

Kim Kardashian relives terrifying moment Paris robbers threw her on bed

They are arguably the most famous family in the world in current times, but it may come as a surprise to some that the Kardashians earn six figures per sponsored social media endorsement. Last month, Kim showered her hubby Kanye West with some Valentine's Day love. Or is that too cynical of a way to look at what Kim has gone through after her robbery past year?? "He said he didn't know what was going to happen to us and that he also had children and that I should stop talking", she said ... Read More

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Drake Got A 'More Life' Flower Tattoo On His Arm

Drake Got A 'More Life' Flower Tattoo On His Arm

It sounds like even more Drake fans will have access to More Life from Day 1. Drake's music continues to set records on Spotify , just as he can as he plans to release his new "playlist" " More Life ". As reported by Twitter, More Life is a trending topic, with 113,000 tweets coming into Twitter surrounding Drake's impending album. Goodness knows I was frantically scrolling through Apple Music trying to find the right spot. Read More

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President Trump Repeats Wiretapping Claim as He Stands by Angela Merkel

President Trump Repeats Wiretapping Claim as He Stands by Angela Merkel

Concerning the most recent report, Mr Trump said he should not be blamed for quoting a Fox News analyst who had accused British intelligence of helping Mr Obama spy on him. It's not like Trump needs to know these things, though. "I am a fair trader. but I am not an isolationist", Trump said . Roeller joined host Mark Garrison to discuss how Merkel could approach today's meeting with Trump. Read More

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Sicilian volcano Mt Etna erupts in front of BBC crew

Sicilian volcano Mt Etna erupts in front of BBC crew

Etna rises above the town of Catania, and records of its activity date back to 1,500 B.C. According to the Volcano Discovery site, there have been more than four dozen eruptions, with one ongoing. Price fared better than one elderly woman nearby, however, with Morelle saying the 78-year-old had been "pelted with rocks and boiling steam", and that a guide's shoulder had been dislocated. Read More

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Tillerson's visit underscores close US-Japan ties: scholar

Tillerson's visit underscores close US-Japan ties: scholar

He pointedly noted that 20 years of "diplomatic and other efforts" had failed to dissuade the isolated communist government from developing its nuclear program, which he called an "ever-escalating threat". The secretary's trip, which will also include stops in Seoul and Beijing, comes as the region is grappling not only with the North Korean threat, but also with increased tensions between China and South Korea, where the United States is deploying a missile defense system that China ... Read More

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India vs Australia: Australia take first look at Ranchi Pitch

The India skipper said: "I think about what I say". His words put the pitch debate in perspective. The top 10 of the Player Rankings for Test Bowlers has remained unchanged but Sri Lanka all-rounder Dilruwan Perera has moved up three slots to 14th rank after his five wickets in the Galle Test while Bangladesh spinner Mehedi Hasan's six wickets have helped him gain four places to reach 36th rank. Read More

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'Weekend Update' From 'SNL' Is Getting Its Own Show This Summer

'Weekend Update' From 'SNL' Is Getting Its Own Show This Summer

They went live about an hour following Vice-Presidential nominee Mike Pence's address to the convention and the country. Additional SNL cast members are also expected to make appearances on the spinoff. Saturday Night Live has been having an unbelievable season in terms of both ratings and reception. Spinning off " Weekend Update " over the summer is a no-brainer for the network, given that the longtime sketch series has arguably never been more relevant. Read More

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PR stunt: There's no 'openly gay' character in Beauty and the Beast

PR stunt: There's no 'openly gay' character in Beauty and the Beast

In a letter to Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov said that the film violates a Russian law which prohibits the promotion of " gay propaganda " to minors, Russian news outlet Ria Novosti reported . It involves LeFou, played by USA actor Josh Gad, who is a sidekick of the film's main antagonist Gaston. He then mentioned a payoff in the end that he didn't want to give away, "But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie". Read More

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WikiLeaks' CIA document dump shows agency can compromise Android, TVs

Last year, Snowden suggested that the Federal Bureau of Investigation could crack any iPhone without Apple and the latest WikiLeaks revelations give this some credence. Like something from the George Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, it appears that your TV is indeed spying on you on behalf of Big Brother. Wikileaks said in its press release that Year Zero introduces the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of zero-day ... Read More

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Chance The Rapper Does More For Chicago Public Schools Than Illinois

Chance The Rapper Does More For Chicago Public Schools Than Illinois

Unable to come to an agreement with the Governor, who vetoed an education bill this past December, Chance took matters into his own hands by offering a donation of $1 million to CPS, of which much is focused towards arts programs. "Everybody and their momma knows about what's going on in Chicago, it's constantly talked about", Chance said. School funding has been a politically volatile subject in IL for decades, pitting low-income school systems with mostly students of color against ... Read More

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The Walking Dead Recap: Just A Little More

The Walking Dead Recap: Just A Little More

She brings this to Sasha and the two agree on a one-way trip to the Sanctuary to kill Negan. And hey, sad as it is, an interracial couple on TV is still a nice change of pace, especially on a series that's had certain problems in the past. And hey, I'm here for that. The episode begins with a quick montage of Rick and Michonne out on a supply run. I love that he turned it on her and said, "Say yes", the way she said that to him. Read More

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Ranking all the Wolverine movies after Logan

Ranking all the Wolverine movies after Logan

Ageing fanboys and enthusiasm from critics propelled Logan , an R-rated X-Men spin-off, to a fat US$85.3 million (S$120.3 million) in North American ticket sales over the weekend. Old man Logan won't go gently into that good night. One of the film's strengths is how it basically stands on its own, making only passing references to events and characters from the previous films in the X-Men franchise. Read More

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Logan: Track Hugh Jackman's history as Wolverine

Wolverine is a great character and Hugh Jackman has done the role justice. Hugh Jackman's swan song as Wolverine opens wide this weekend on a massive wave of critical acclaim. "I am really invested in it". To be clear, I'm not entirely sure Logan is going to provide a glimpse at an alternate X-Men timeline, much of this is still theoretical at this point. Read More

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Gigi Hadid Graces First Vogue Arabia Cover

Gigi Hadid Graces First Vogue Arabia Cover

Gigi Hadid was revealed to be the cover star of Vogue Arabia's first-ever print edition issue. Hadid appears wearing a scarf over her head in two different images for the front page of Vogue Arabia . Below are some of the Twitter reactions to the cover, which run the gamut. A source told People: 'Kendall's still not exclusive with anyone, but she's definitely been showing more interest in A$AP'. Read More

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Profane and violent, 'Logan' lets Wolverine off the chain

Strangely, Stephen Merchant isn't used to his full comic potential and plays very much a straight role here, and to good effect. Laura is also a killer badass, and Keen makes her so fun to watch. While Logan looks to be a lot lighter on the toilet humor and sex jokes, it is a safe bet that it could continue the trend of successful R-rated movies with a noir approach. Read More

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'White Helmets' Cinematographer Blocked From Oscars Due to Travel Ban

AP reports that the Department of Homeland Security blocked Khaled Khatib after discovering "derogatory information" about him, with Khatib having made plans to fly from Istanbul to Los Angeles the day before the ceremony. According to Slate, the White Helmets are often the only emergency first responders allowed into the city . Khatib told the AP that he had not been detained, but did not elaborate further. Read More

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'Hidden Figures' stars honor NASA physicist Katherine Johnson on Oscars stage

Hampton resident and NASA Langley pioneer Katherine Johnson made an appearance at Sunday night's Academy Awards. The film was about the work of Johnson, along with two other incredibly skilled NASA workers in the 60s. But her accomplishments go far beyond what was adapted into Hidden Figures . Johnson, portrayed in the film by Henson, calculated the trajectory for Alan Shepard, the first American in space. Read More

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