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China increases its defence budget by 8.1 percent

China increases its defence budget by 8.1 percent Li told lawmakers assembled at an annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) that China meant to raise its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by around 6.5%. That is $74 billion more than in the previous fiscal year's budget. Though Wang, 69, is past standard retirement age and stepped down from the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee a year ago, he retained his seat as a member ... [Full Article...]

Dwayne Johnson "Humbly & Graciously" Accepts His Razzie Award

Dwayne Johnson The Golden Raspberries awarded to Emoji Movie were for worst film of the year, worst director for Tony Leonidas, and worst screenplay. " Baywatch " was so bad it earned the probably-not-coveted award for "The Razzie Nominee So Rotten You Loved It", beating out " The Emoji Movie ", " Fifty Shades Darker ", " Transformers: The Last Knight " and " The Mummy ". [Full Article...]

Who Did Arie Luyendyk Jr. Pick in The Bachelor Finale?

Who Did Arie Luyendyk Jr. Pick in The Bachelor Finale? Arie initially proposed to Becca , who earned the first impression rose back in the premiere episode and has had a strong connection with the race-car-driver-turned-real-estate-agent throughout the season. While we do credit Arie for being somewhat honest with Becca about his conflicted feelings, it's still hard to watch. "Are you f- kidding me" was Becca's immediate response, as he trie... [Full Article...]

The 2018 Oscars Are Over-So Let's Start Talking About 2019

The 2018 Oscars Are Over-So Let's Start Talking About 2019 But it was heartening to see that most celebrities kept a safe groin-and-hand distance from him. Still, no moment was probably more talked about than Frances McDormand's rousing acceptance speech for best actress . Here's a few that are up for the Oscars history books. Denzel Washington was all of us, cranky and disappointed and ready for the whole thing to be over. [Full Article...]

Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace: Can Paul Pogba deliver the goods?

Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace: Can Paul Pogba deliver the goods? And, with 91 minutes on the clock, Matic smashed in a dipping shot from 25 yards to consign Palace to another week in the drop zone and move United above Liverpool , BBC reports. "But with that disgraceful, childish (goal) - you can find so many adjectives for that second goal. everything changed but the players kept an fantastic attitude". [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018: Actors wear orange American Flag pins for advocating gun safety

Oscars 2018: Actors wear orange American Flag pins for advocating gun safety After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, survivors spearheaded a movement demanding that several national brands disassociate themselves from the National Rifle Association . In addition to the rampant sexual misconduct problem that has been exposed in Hollywood over the past few months, the issue of gun control was expected to be a hot topic through... [Full Article...]

Netflix will now let parents set PIN protection for individual titles

Netflix will now let parents set PIN protection for individual titles Many parents may be averse to some low-quality kids TV shows, or perhaps there is a kids' movie they believe sends out the wrong message about gender roles - whatever the reason, parents will soon have more granular control over what content they can block. [Full Article...]

Sridevi remembered at Oscar ceremony

Sridevi remembered at Oscar ceremony Prior to this, Mr. Boney Kapoor also penned a similar note talking about his love, his Jaan - Sridevi . He also made a honest request for letting the family to grieve privately and to only discuss the memories that connect the audience with her. [Full Article...]

Are Jay-Z & Beyonce Touring Together?

Are Jay-Z & Beyonce Touring Together? It's the best choice for their family". The briefly announced "On the #Run 2" concert date will take place on July 30, 2018 in Philadephia, PA at Lincoln Financial Field. When a date was finally posted for such a tour the internet went insane. In the years since the original run, Bey and Jay have dropped two more critically acclaimed albums-Lemonade and 4:44, respectively-and appeared together o... [Full Article...]

Tower Records founder Russ Solomon dies at age 92

Tower Records founder Russ Solomon dies at age 92 Solomon opened his first Tower Records shop in 1960, where it boomed into a decades-long success. Eventually the company would become a worldwide empire, with stores from NY to Tokyo. Russell Solomon, who founded the Tower Records chain that became a global phenomenon and changed the way people consumed music, has died. Solomon was featured in the 2015 documentary " All Things Must Pass ", dir... [Full Article...]

The Shape Of Water triumphs at Oscar Awards

The Shape Of Water triumphs at Oscar Awards I thought this could never happen. The Netflix documentary Icarus winning best doc feature and Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman winning foreign-language film (over Ruben Östlund's more heavily promoted The Square ) offered minor surprises, with Lelio's film making Oscar history as the first Academy Award victor to feature a trans actor in a leading role. [Full Article...]

Three Harvey Weinstein accusers present together at Oscars

Three Harvey Weinstein accusers present together at Oscars Annabella Sciorra , Salma Hayek , and Ashley Judd spoke the group, which provides legal assistance to women across various industries seeking to prevent sexual harassment and gender biases in the workplace. "These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year", she said. "It touches me that this could help people everywhere, that we're all moving forward in this movement,... [Full Article...]

Comedian Bill Cosby Returns to Court for Last Pre-Trial Hearing

Comedian Bill Cosby Returns to Court for Last Pre-Trial Hearing Prosecutors wanted as many as 13 women to testify at the first trial, but O'Neill allowed only Kelly Johnson , who worked for Cosby's agent, to take the stand. The 80-year-old remains out on one million dollars bail. A jury deadlocked on the case past year, setting the stage for a retrial. Bill Cosby will be back in Montgomery County court Monday for what is expected to be two days of pre-tri... [Full Article...]

Jennifer Lawrence Got Caught Trolling Emma Stone At The Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence Got Caught Trolling Emma Stone At The Oscars Truth be told, we don't know how many she had - but it certainly seems like Lawrence was enjoying herself at the show. And if you are already in awe of her goofy self, wait till you see the photos from inside the auditorium, she literally let her hair down, and made a decision to have herself a drink or two - and these photos of Jennifer Lawrence drinking wine at the 2018 Oscars are the ... [Full Article...]

Oscars: Why Jodie Foster Was on Crutches

Oscars: Why Jodie Foster Was on Crutches She is at her career-best in "The Bridges of Madison County" (1995) and, if not for the juggernaut that was Shirley MacLaine in "Terms of Endearment" (1983), chances are strong Streep would have triumphed for her incredible work in "Silkwood". [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018: Call Me By Your Name wins Best Adapted Screenplay

Oscars 2018: Call Me By Your Name wins Best Adapted Screenplay Ivory, 89, is now the oldest ever victor of a competitive Oscar . After several films based in India, Ivory moved on to adapt classic novels of British literature, including "The Europeans" "The Bostonian" and " A Room With a View ". Israel, Esq .) and Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour ). Ivory had meant to co-direct Call Me by Your Name with Luca Guadagnino but bowed out when the producers thou... [Full Article...]

Judge orders 'Pharma Bro' to forfeit $7.3M in fraud case

Judge orders 'Pharma Bro' to forfeit $7.3M in fraud case The judge said that the assets on the table include Shkreli's $A6.45 million E-Trade account , stake in the pharmaceutical company Vyera Pharmaceuticals (formerly Turing Pharmaceuticals), the Wu-Tang Clan album Shkreli purchased in 2015, a Lil Wayne album, an enigma machine, and a Picasso painting. [Full Article...]

Disney Names Consumer Chief James Pitaro as New President of ESPN

Disney Names Consumer Chief James Pitaro as New President of ESPN This service will be integrated a new ESPN app - an all-in-one, "personalized digital destination" that includes scores, news, highlights and authenticated live streaming of ESPN's eight USA networks. "As a passionate and lifelong sports fan, I am honored to be joining the ESPN team during such a pivotal time in its storied history", said PITARO, the former VP of YAHOO! Instead, Pitaro stayed on... [Full Article...]

'Coco': 'Remember Me' Wins Best Original Song Oscar

'Coco': 'Remember Me' Wins Best Original Song Oscar When it comes to the Grammys, Lopez has won three out of the four nominations he's received, two of which were for his work on " Frozen ", received in 2015, and another win in 2012, for "The Book of Mormon ". Lopez broke records in when he first joined the EGOT club back in 2014, when he won a Grammy for Let It Go . Of the 12 outstanding artists to ever achieve EGOT status, Lopez earned hi... [Full Article...]

Emma Watson's Apostrophe Catastrophe: Misspells 'Time's Up' On Arm

Emma Watson's Apostrophe Catastrophe: Misspells 'Time's Up' On Arm While someone else said: "Love Emma Watson trying too hard to prove how much of a feminist she is with that Times Up tattoo and missing the apostrophe". " Emma Watson's new tattoo is so handsome, but the spelling error is really annoying", another person commented. "Inspired by the phenomenal campaigners of #metoo , TIME'S UP , Ni Nunca Mas, the #lifeinleggings movement and others, a grou... [Full Article...]


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