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Watch SNL lampoon the director of Kendall Jenner's doomed Pepsi commercial

Watch SNL lampoon the director of Kendall Jenner's doomed Pepsi commercial

In fact, Madonna herself was the victim of Pepsi pulling a 1989 commercial featuring the "Material Girl" singer almost 30 years ago after the controversy surrounding the "Like A Prayer" music video. If Pepsi wanted to make an empowering, unifying statement encouraging audiences to speak up for what they believe in, it should have approached the issue in a way that didn't scream the unrealistic yet recently popularized message that pretty white women - coupled with Pepsi - are the ... Read More

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Peter Capaldi On What Pearl Mackie Brings to Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi On What Pearl Mackie Brings to Doctor Who

The premiere episode of the show's new season screens on BBC America on April 15 at 9 p.m. ET. "Whatever you're doing is working really well and it's quite nice if you could experience things as Bill experiences them as well". "I think that some of the best things that are out there haven't been written yet". Certainly his caustic, always-borderline Time Lord is of the best and most distinctive versions of the constantly regenerated character since the series came back to life 2005 and ... Read More

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Rep. Waters Thinks O'Reilly Should Be Jailed For Sexual Harassment

With an avalanche of advertisers pulling out of O'Reilly's program, Waters said , "It's all catching up with Bill O'Reilly and that sexual harassment enterprise that they created over there at Fox". "The worst part of my job is being a target for those who would harm me and my employer, the Fox News Channel", O'Reilly said. Here's the difference: Roger Ailes built Fox News into a monster, so big that it was ultimately bigger than him. Read More

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Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall

Letterman went on to remember meeting the members of Pearl Jam in the 1980s. What time: The induction ceremony is April 7 at the Barclays Center in New York City. "You're gonna live forever". But, hey, that's rock and roll. Snoop called Pac "the greatest rapper of all time ". According to WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, Snoop credited 2Pac with being the person responsible for getting the Dogg to smoke blunts when he was growing up. Read More

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Music pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi dies at 87

Music pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi dies at 87

Tommy Snyder, a former adviser for Roland , revealed the tragic news on Saturday, as first pointed out by Synthtopia . Kakehashi left Roland and founded ATV in 2013 after a clash with Roland's management. "Thanks for the Electro sounds". The sounds of the 808 continue to be heard in R&B, pop and electronic dance music and they are starkly in the foreground in the current production style called trap. Read More

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Backstage News On Simon Gotch's WWE Departure, Aiden English's WWE Future

Backstage News On Simon Gotch's WWE Departure, Aiden English's WWE Future

Based on English taking the pin in a tag team contest prior to this week's SmackDown , it seems that the decision was a last-minute one. A few weeks later, they fell in a fatal 4-way tag team bout at Money in the Bank. They faced-off against American Alpha and Simon took the pin. The Vaudevillains have not been used all that much since getting called up to the main roster, and they honestly had a gimmick that did not translate well to WWE television. Read More

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MTV Awards sees TV and film compete for first time

MTV Awards sees TV and film compete for first time

Check out who walks away a victor when Workaholics' Adam Devine hosts the MTV Movie & TV Awards live on Sunday, May 7 at 8pm ET/PT from the Shrine Auditorium in LA. Horror film Get Out is now leading nominations with a total of six nods, while the live action remake of Beauty And The Beast and Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things are both on four. Read More

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Mel B accuses estranged husband of abuse in court filings

Mel B accuses estranged husband of abuse in court filings

Then in 2012, while Mel was filming for The X Factor, Stephen allegedly punched her and split her lip after "flying into a jealous rage" over Mel filming a segment with Usher. In the documents, Brown alleges that she is "in fear" for her life, and that Belafonte's alleged abuse ramped up whenever she saw career success. Mel B's life with ex Stephen Belafonte sounds like a literal nightmare. Read More

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Syrian Gas Attack: At Least 100 Dead, 400 Injured

Syrian Gas Attack: At Least 100 Dead, 400 Injured

The incident brought swift global condemnation, with France and Britain demanding an emergency UN Security Council meeting and President Francois Hollande denouncing a "massacre". "If this is shown to be the work of the regime, it is further evidence of the atrocities perpetrated against the Syrian people over six years of appalling conflict", Johnson said. Read More

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Apple proposes to sell HBO, Showtime and Starz in a single bundle

Apple proposes to sell HBO, Showtime and Starz in a single bundle

However, there is a subtle difference - conventional TV operators require the consumers to subscribe to all the basic and free channels before offering premium packages to choose from. At present, Apple sells HBO for $15 per month, Showtime for $11 per month, and Starz for $9 a month. Apple recently hired Timothy Twerdhal, former chief of Amazon's Fire TV, to oversee the Apple TV's marketing, which means former Apple TV marketing head Pete Distad can work on Apple's TV deals. Read More

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Jim Ross signs 2-year deal with WWE

Jim Ross signs 2-year deal with WWE

Emotions will be high for a while, especially as The Deadman decided not to exit the ring and instead he proceeded to take off his gloves, hat and his coat and leave them inside of the ring at the event that has become synonymous with him. Wrestlemania 33 witnessed some really great matches , a shock return by The Hardy Boyz, John Cena proposing to Nikki Bella , Seth Rollins defeating Triple H and Brock Lesnar finally defeating Goldberg. Read More

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Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania

Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania

The tight end interfered during a match on behalf of his real-life friend, WWE wrestler Mojo Rawley . But Mahal's rudeness cost him the match when Gronk himself made a decision to enter the ring and give Rawley a little assistance. Now that he's got a taste of it, how long do you think it'll be before until Gronk drops the whole football thing and starts wrestling? That's when Mahal threw his drink at Gronk...who jumped over the barrier and forced his way past security, into the ring! WWE ... Read More

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The Voice final marred by stage invasion and Sir Tom Jones swearing

The Voice final marred by stage invasion and Sir Tom Jones swearing

It's not known what was written on the piece of paper, but putting two and two together, it certainly could have been someone particularly outraged by the decision. I don't see why I wouldn't. He told the Daily Star on Sunday: We're talking about it now. And Gavin admits that is he doesn't get invited back in his spinning chair, he'll feel it's because he's done something "wrong". Read More

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J.Lo, Alex Rodriguez Dating Back To Back

J.Lo, Alex Rodriguez Dating Back To Back

Speaking about Jennifer he says, "We're having a great time. Great sister. Great daughter". They had been spotted several times together. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez brought their budding romance to Central Park South on Thursday - strolling arm in arm after a almost three-hour feast of seafood and homemade pasta. Read More

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Nikki Bella Aggravates Neck Injury; Will She Be Cleared In Time?

Nikki Bella Aggravates Neck Injury; Will She Be Cleared In Time?

Although Nikki had to leave the WWE for a time because of a neck injury, she came back with a vengeance. She stated that she was aware of the facts that bets were being placed in Vegas on whether Cena would finally pop the question. Thankfully, it's nearly time to find out if it's really going to happen or not. It has been rumored that the leader of the "CeNation" will propose to his girlfriend at the event as well. Read More

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Yogi Adityanath orders blanket ban on cow smuggling, directs closure of slaughterhouses

The Chief Minister will then meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence, after which he will call on President Pranab Mukherjee. "You are welcome. From Civil Lines to Ghantaghar, chants of "Yogi-Yogi" are heard frequently, while the 44-year-old's supporters virtually compete with each other in handing over laddoos to those passing by the Gorakhnath Temple where Adityanath was the "mahant" (head priest) since 1994. Read More

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Fun Facts About April Fools' Day

Fun Facts About April Fools' Day

This same prank was resurrected in 1856 when newspaper reports told people that the "lions of the Tower of London" would be washed on April 1 at the White Gate in the Tower. The presenter explains that the penguins escaped the cold, harsh Antarctic weather by flying to the tropical rainforests of South America. In another instance, Google announced in 2011 the new Gmail Motion, which would allow its users to control Gmail with their bodies. Read More

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Netflix's 13 Reasons Why Premiere: Will You Keep Listening, Uh, Watching?

Netflix's 13 Reasons Why Premiere: Will You Keep Listening, Uh, Watching?

She needn't have anxious. Oh, and "13 Reasons Why" also has a pair of remarkable lead performances that do full justice to the ambiguities of the teen years. But when tackling issues as complex as mental health and suicide, television must be careful to walk the line between reality and creative license - or so many critics are saying, who argue that shows such as " 13 Reasons Why " can be beneficial as well as harmful, depending on their approach. Read More

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Uber suspends self-driving vehicle program in 2 states

Uber suspends self-driving vehicle program in 2 states

Furthermore a self-driving vehicle used by Google has also had an accident past year in Mountain View, California, striking a bus while trying to navigate around an obstruction. Despite the worries of skeptics, there have yet to be any serious accidents caused by self-driving vehicles (some people will probably reference the Tesla Autopilot fatality that we reported on previous year, but that tech was more of an advanced cruise control [only 1 camera, etc] than a fully autonomous ... Read More

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Uber extends olive branch to mend 'frayed' relationships with drivers

Uber extends olive branch to mend 'frayed' relationships with drivers

Pick-up modifications seem like an easy win for Uber in terms of user experience on both rider and driver sides of the equation. The user can enter a new pickup location and tap "confirm" to notify the driver of the change. Uber talked about a few of the changes coming to help improve its relationship with drivers during a press call last week held to address a number of concerns, including regarding its leadership and culture. Read More

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Oscar accountants get reprieve after best picture blunder

Oscar accountants get reprieve after best picture blunder

This prompted La La Land producerJordan Horowitz graciously to invite the rightful recipients, director Barry Jenkins and the film's cast and crew, to accept the award from him. PwC has handled Oscar balloting for 83 years, in addition to doing the Academy's taxes. She added that the Academy had been "unsparing in our assessment that the mistake made by representatives of (PwC) was unacceptable". Read More

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The 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer looks intense, and we love it!

Sony and Marvel Studios just dropped trailer 2 for Spider-Man: Homecoming and it looks fantastic. "The rich and the powerful ... they don't care about us", Vulture declares in the trailer. With Spider-Man's crime fighting antics nearly causing a catastrophe, Iron Man is left to pick up the pieces. "Like, I'm speechless. If I could pick a movie, it would be Spider-Man, so I got it". Read More

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Bar Refaeli Is Pregnant With Child No. 2

Bar Refaeli Is Pregnant With Child No. 2

But it was Refaeli who won the baby race by welcoming her baby girl first. At the time, Bar posted an adorable snap of her with her husband, and captioned it: "The happiest day of my life". Fashion Monthly that she was looking forward to starting a big family like her own-and now it seems she's well on her way. She said she would love to have kids soon, and she didn't want to put it off much longer. Read More

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See Eminem's Daughter Hailie All Grown-Up: College Student Flaunts Underboob

See Eminem's Daughter Hailie All Grown-Up: College Student Flaunts Underboob

Hailie Mathers has been posting cute photos of her and her boyfriend. It's easy to view Eminem, a.k.a. Marshall Mathers, as a protective father considering that his love for his daughter is apparent in most of his songs. The couple welcomed Hailie on Christmas Day 1995 when Kim was 20 and Eminem was 23. She maintained high grades while juggling numerous extracurricular activities, including National Honor Society, Art Club, Key Club, volleyball, and student council. Read More

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Melaye is a graduate of ABU - VC

Melaye is a graduate of ABU - VC

At the Senate hearing on Monday, March 27, 2017 , Professor Garba said Melaye graduated from the institution, but not with his current name. The Committee was also given the go ahead to probe the alleged importation of a pullet proof Range Rover Sports SUV by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki. Read More

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Syria US-backed fighters take IS-held airport: spokesman

Syria US-backed fighters take IS-held airport: spokesman

The SDF is seeking to effectively encircle Raqa city before attacking the stronghold. ISIL has come under growing pressure from twin US -backed ground offensives targeting Raqqa and their other main stronghold, Mosul in Iraq. The London-based watchdog group said the US ground forces came to help the SDF fighters to cut the road between Raqqa and the northern province of Aleppo, and to isolate Tabaqa from Raqqa city, and thus to tighten the noose on the IS militants in the two cities. Read More

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Senator Cory Booker Asks Mindy Kaling Out On Twitter, Kaling Says 'Yes'

Senator Cory Booker Asks Mindy Kaling Out On Twitter, Kaling Says 'Yes'

Mindy Lahiri, quickly delivered.an apology. NY reports Mindy Kaling made a love connection with New Jersey Sen. Mindy Kaling and Cory Booker started flirting up a storm on Twitter after her character dissed him on 'The Mindy Project.' She agreed to have dinner with the senator and you have to see their adorable tweets! Booker, ever the gentlemen, offered to spring for a Lyft for the actress. Read More

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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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