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McCain won't 'in good conscience' vote for Graham-Cassidy bill McCain won't 'in good conscience' vote for Graham-Cassidy bill
- September 25, 2017

John McCain's defection , the latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare would likely result in an additional 21 million Americans without health insurance. His opposition likely leaves the bill at least one vote short of the support needed for passage. Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaks at the Southwest Community Health Center his opposition to a Republican-backed bill to scrap Obamacare. (more...)
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Are Expecting a Baby Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Are Expecting a Baby
- September 23, 2017

Kylie began telling friends early this month at the Day N Night Fest and Travis has been telling people about how his life is going to change. "They started telling friends a few weeks ago", the publication quoted an unnamed source as saying. (more...)
'Mother!' Movie Reviews: Slapped With Grade F by Moviegoers 'Mother!' Movie Reviews: Slapped With Grade F by Moviegoers
- September 20, 2017

So, mother!'s F grade doesn't necessarily mean it's dead in the water upon arrival, but rather it's a reflection of how the first audiences are responding to the work's high concepts compared with the movie promised via its trailer. In her latest photoshoot, the handsome woman is once again exploring the spirit of motherhood. Her previous worst was The House at the End of the Street , which made $12.3 million during its opening weekend in 2012. (more...)
Longhorns fall short in double overtime thriller Longhorns fall short in double overtime thriller
- September 19, 2017

But despite a top-five ranking and home-field advantage, USC got all they could handle from the visiting Longhorns , needing a last-minute drive from quarterback Sam Darnold to force overtime. He nailed a 43-yard field goal that kept the Trojans undefeated at 3-0 on the season. There, the two teams exchanged touchdowns, before Ehlinger had the ball jarred loose to set up McGrath to deliver a win for the Trojans. (more...)
Why Veep (Probably) Won't Be Winning Any Emmys Next Year Why Veep (Probably) Won't Be Winning Any Emmys Next Year
- September 19, 2017

The show won six awards in all. What's more, Reed Morano received the Emmy for Oustanding Direction in a Drama for her work on The Handmaid's Tale! The nominees: Veep is up against fellow former victor Modern Family , as well as newcomer Atlanta , and previous nominees black-ish, Master of None , Silicon Valleyand Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . (more...)
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna settle Custody palava Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna settle Custody palava
- September 19, 2017

Citing anonymous sources, TMZ reported that Kardashian agreed to pay Chyna $20,000 a month in child support and her legal fees for "a skosh more than 50% custody". " Rob and Chyna have other issues they need to figure out, but this is a good start". This had led to Blac Chyan's decision to drop her lawsuit against Rob Kardashian for his use of revenge porn against her. (more...)
Emmy Awards: The Complete List of Presenters Emmy Awards: The Complete List of Presenters
- September 18, 2017

As TV's biggest stars head into the Microsoft Theater for the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards , they will first walk the Red Carpet , likely bringing both questionable and unforgettable looks with them. DirecTV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV will also stream the event. ET to see which Emmy fashions get the thumbs up or thumbs down. (more...)
West Indies to tour Pakistan for T20 series in November: PCB West Indies to tour Pakistan for T20 series in November: PCB
- September 16, 2017

Faf du Plessis-led World XI will look for a repeat performance and seal the series when they play Pakistan in the final T20 match at Gaddafi stadium . The ICC chief acknowledged the PCB's efforts in revival of the worldwide cricket in Pakistan . "I can speak for myself and everyone in the World XI squad that we're all really excited to get to Pakistan , to be part of something special, and introducing global cricket slowly and safely back to Pakistan ", HashimAmla told reporters. (more...)
Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for 'Halloween' Reboot Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for 'Halloween' Reboot
- September 16, 2017

The original film's director, John Carpenter , will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on the new movie, which comes from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride . Curtis has played Strode in multiple Halloween movies, including the first two as well as the last two (the seventh and eighth films) in the first series of films. (more...)
Edith Windsor, plaintiff in 2013 same-sex marriage case, dead at 88 Edith Windsor, plaintiff in 2013 same-sex marriage case, dead at 88
- September 15, 2017

Edith Windsor helped change all that, for me and for millions of others. During that period she met Thea Spyer , a female psychologist who would become her lifelong companion. "If you have to outlive a great love, I can't think of a better way to do it than being everybody's hero", Windsor told Ariel Levy in 2013 . "And she said, 'Then there's nothing to hold you there.' That was all. (more...)
Spain prosecutors threaten to arrest Catalan pro-referendum mayors Spain prosecutors threaten to arrest Catalan pro-referendum mayors
- September 14, 2017

The pro-independence coalition governing Catalonia says the October 1 ballot will go ahead despite a ruling by Spain's Constitutional Court suspending the vote until judges can rule on its legality. Spain's King Felipe VI also entered the fray, stepping up the pressure on Catalonia by vowing that the Spanish Constitution "will prevail" over any attempt to break the country apart. (more...)
Hurricane Irma weakens into tropical storm Hurricane Irma weakens into tropical storm
- September 13, 2017

A day later, it had weakened to a tropical storm , but still brought risky storm surge flooding to Jacksonville. And Irma seems likely to make more history before she is finished. Eight to 12 feet of storm surge is possible in Southwest Florida between Captiva and Cape Sable, forecasters said. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said the situation was not as bad as it could have been, but warned residents that unsafe storm surge continued. (more...)
Nobody wants to see me kiss the girl, says this actor Nobody wants to see me kiss the girl, says this actor
- September 10, 2017

He said: "Suddenly, you're responsible for other people, which is terrifying. I feel honoured to be a part of it". Sometimes in life it doesn't happen on your schedule, but you find the person that you were always supposed to be with. And then, after the wedding, Amal and I were talking and we just felt we'd gotten very lucky, both of us, and we should share whatever good luck we've got. (more...)
Country Music Legend Don Williams Dead at 78 Country Music Legend Don Williams Dead at 78
- September 09, 2017

To support his family - which would grow to include two sons, Gary and Timmy - Williams worked at a number of odd jobs, including oil field work, and also as a bill collector. Williams retired in early 2016 after being forced to cancel a tour due to sickness. Williams developed an worldwide fan base with followers in England, Ireland, South Africa and Kenya. (more...)
Citing Climate Hoax, Limbaugh Downplayed Irma Threat to Millions. Now He's Evacuating
- September 09, 2017

But even if Irma doesn't take out Mar-a-Lago, climate change eventually will. The Guardian reported previous year that "water is already creeping up bridges and advancing on access roads, lawns, and beaches because of sea-level rise" near Mar-a-Lago. (more...)
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Hasn't Loved Anyone Since Emily Maynard Arie Luyendyk Jr. Hasn't Loved Anyone Since Emily Maynard
- September 08, 2017

After getting dumped at the finale, he nearly made it back to the season 17 of The Bachelor , but Sean Lowe , who is happily married to his match with a baby on the way. Whether you're a Bachelor Nation newbie or just need a refresher, here's everything you need to know about ABC's newest suitor (below)! How do you feel about Arie Luyendyk being the Bachelor? While many believed it to be one of Rachel Lindsay's finalists-Peter Kraus and Eric Bigger were a few of the names ... (more...)
Manson Family Member Leslie Van Houten Granted Parole By State Board Manson Family Member Leslie Van Houten Granted Parole By State Board
- September 08, 2017

Last year, a panel at the California Institution for Women in Chino, tentatively granted Van Housten parole, but it was overruled by Gov. Last year, Van Houten was also granted parole, only to have Brown overturn the decision. A troubled teen, Van Houten was using LSD and marijuana and had become pregnant by the age of 17. From left, Manson followers Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten walk into a morning court session in 1970. (more...)
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter steps down after 25 years Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter steps down after 25 years
- September 08, 2017

As the head of one of the most recognisable publications in the world, Carter is a titan of journalism. Late previous year, Vanity Fair's new subscriptions increased 100 fold after a tweet from president Donald Trump targeting the magazine, in which he stated that the magazine had "really poor numbers". (more...)
Lady Gaga Netflix documentary sees her through return to The Bitter End Lady Gaga Netflix documentary sees her through return to The Bitter End
- September 08, 2017

Candid footage featured her receiving a painful looking injection as part of an unknown medical procedure and joking about her love of marijuana, saying, "Let's get stoned in grandma's car", before being shown smoking a blunt style weed cigar. (more...)
Taylor Swift comes out of hiding
- September 06, 2017

And now Taylor Swift in back in a bridal party, this time for her friend Abigail Anderson's nuptials. This weekend, Taylor Swift headed to Martha's Vineyard to see a true OG squad member and one of her oldest friends tie the knot. (more...)
What is Labor Day? What is Labor Day?
- September 05, 2017

There's a more serious meaning behind Labor Day as it was first celebrated in 1882 amid a period of great unrest and protests from workers' unions over conditions facing employees. According to a national Gallup poll, almost 80 percent of Americans agree: no worker should be forced to pay union fees as a condition of employment. (more...)
Van With 6 Drowned Family Members Found in Houston Van With 6 Drowned Family Members Found in Houston
- September 05, 2017

Ric Saldivar, 53, has a big family - lots of brothers, spread over east Houston and beyond. That's when the auto "nose-dived" into high water near Greens Bayou outside of Houston, according to NBC News . "Initially, we viewed two bodies that appear to be adults in the front seat of the vehicle and we've been waiting for additional resources to get out here and investigate further", Sheriff Gonzalez said. (more...)
'La La Land' Director's Musical Series 'The Eddy' Lands at Netflix 'La La Land' Director's Musical Series 'The Eddy' Lands at Netflix
- September 05, 2017

Rowling and John Tiffany. Academy Award victor Damien Chazelle , who directed the Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling-led film that swept us all off our feet, is now working on a "musical drama" for Netflix that sounds like a little bit of La La Land , a little bit of Moulin Rouge , and a lot of fun. (more...)
Steely Dan founding member Walter Becker dies aged 67 Steely Dan founding member Walter Becker dies aged 67
- September 04, 2017

Fagen praised his partner as "smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter". Fagen described his bandmate on Sunday as "cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically amusing". "De La Soul introduced me to Steely Dan when they sampled this lovely piece of music. Peg". Safe to say, relatively few of the band's legions of record buyers could have picked Becker out of a line-up. (more...)
Josh Jackson: Meet the New Virginia Tech Quarterback Josh Jackson: Meet the New Virginia Tech Quarterback
- September 04, 2017

Grier has not lost a college game when he was the starter. That way West Virginia can mix up pressure and confuse a quarterback that will be asked to step out of his comfort zone in order to make plays with his arm. I expect that he will. West Virginia has 220 total yards on offense, while the Hokies have 165 yards. - I spoke today with WVU quarterback Will Grier's father Chad, who was checking out the Lincoln Memorial: "I don't expect Will to make every throw or make every play, ... (more...)
Brad Pitt says sorry to Jennifer Aniston Brad Pitt says sorry to Jennifer Aniston
- September 04, 2017

Angelina Jolie was recently joined by her six children for a photo opp at the First They Killed My Father premiere held at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival on Saturday in Telluride, Colo. But, somehow I am just very impatient and I am a little bit erratic. "They need to know that everything's going to be all right even when you're not sure it is". (more...)
Kathy Griffin Takes Back Apology For Controversial Trump Photo Kathy Griffin Takes Back Apology For Controversial Trump Photo
- August 31, 2017

Griffin is no longer willing to tiptoe around her controversial comedy while the president of the United States feels no need to monitor the statements he makes. Griffin cited Trump's ban on transgender people in the military and his pardon of former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Comedian Kathy Griffin says she will not continue to apologize. (more...)
Celebs donate big bucks to Hurricane Harvey victims Celebs donate big bucks to Hurricane Harvey victims
- August 31, 2017

But we know thousands of people have lost everything and now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together, and we're using our unique resources and reach to help those in need". The Kardashian ladies just donated $500K to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. With the National Weather Service calling the situation unprecedented and "beyond anything experienced", the U.S. (more...)
Family of 6 drowns in van during attempt to flee Harvey floods Family of 6 drowns in van during attempt to flee Harvey floods
- August 30, 2017

His brother, Manuel "Sammy" Saldivar, was behind the wheel when he lost control of the vehicle. "The water picked the van up, and it was just floating after that", family member Ric Saldivar told KTRK. "We fully expect that as the water recedes that there would be some grim discoveries", Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jason Spencer told the Houston Chronicle. (more...)
Army Corps to open dams to stem Houston flooding Army Corps to open dams to stem Houston flooding
- August 30, 2017

The Army Corps of Engineers will likely release water from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs beginning Monday morning at 2:00AM CDT (Addicks) and 11:00AM CDT (Barker). There have been more than 500 rescues, Chief Acevedo said. U.S. president Donald Trump arrived Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey , the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure, as officials in Houston struggled to manage the record-breaking rains. (more...)
Taylor Swift takes on critics in new video Taylor Swift takes on critics in new video
- August 30, 2017

According to the latest Spotify data, the Swift smash has been streamed 23 million times. Swift's new album, "reputation," will drop on November 10. Shiran, an Israeli Jewish Arabic singer, gets her inspiration from old Yemenite folk songs and chooses to sing most of her music in Arabic, even though that means many of her fans can't understand what she's saying. (more...)
Everything You Need to Know About Jon Snow's Real Name Everything You Need to Know About Jon Snow's Real Name
- August 29, 2017

I'll leave that question unanswered for the moment, but it's clear that while some touch-points between the show and books will remain the same, Littlefinger's death signals that once and for all , the books won't be "spoiled" by the show; the stories are entirely different. (more...)
Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' And 'Poltergeist' Director, Dead At 74 Tobe Hooper, 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' And 'Poltergeist' Director, Dead At 74
- August 28, 2017

The central villain, Leatherface (played by Gunnar Hansen) was loosely based on serial killer Ed Gein , but the tale was otherwise fiction. Hooper also directed the Steven Spielberg-produced 1982 film Poltergeist . He also co-wrote the movie alongside producer Kim Henkel. Aquaman director, James Wan said, "Sad to hear the passing of Tobe Hooper ". His filmography puts him up with legends such as Wes Craven and John Carpenter as visionary directors in horror and he will be sorely ... (more...)
Thousands of Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded by Hurricane Harvey Thousands of Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded by Hurricane Harvey
- August 27, 2017

A Carnival Cruise Line ship in Galveston Harbor. With the Port of Galveston closed to all marine traffic, two Carnival Cruise Line ships scheduled to arrive Saturday are being redirected to New Orleans, according to a company spokeswoman. (more...)
Game of Thrones Videos to Celebrate the Season Seven Finale Game of Thrones Videos to Celebrate the Season Seven Finale
- August 26, 2017

New photos from the upcoming season seven finale, called "The Dragon and the Wolf," showcase the critical first encounter between the King in the North and the current Queen of King's Landing, Cersei Lannister ( Lena Headey ). "I even changed the spelling to make it not as obvious". This is highly supicipous since she set up this meeting and she is presumably "the dragon" from the title. (more...)
Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi not the 'best match' Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi not the 'best match'
- August 26, 2017

The two, who Bachelor Nation saw get engaged on The Bachelor finale in March, have chose to go their separate ways, Viall's rep Brooks Butterfield has confirmed. Since the show's finale, the couple reportedly dealt with lots of fights, jealousy, conflicts over where to live and the public, not surprisingly, questioning the authenticity of their engagement, Us Weekly said. (more...)
Taylor Swift Teases Vengeful New Music Video Taylor Swift Teases Vengeful New Music Video
- August 26, 2017

In addition to the " Look What You Made Me Do " teaser, Swift also unveiled the two magazine covers for exclusive Target-edition releases of Swift's new LP Reputation . " MTV has invited transgender members of the United States armed forces to the 2017 Video Music Awards and we would be honoured if they could attend", said Christopher McCarthy, president of MTV . (more...)
Alec Baldwin's Trump Gives Bannon a Proper Goodbye on Weekend Update Alec Baldwin's Trump Gives Bannon a Proper Goodbye on Weekend Update
- August 26, 2017

He declared himself the true and only "tragic victim" of Charlottesville , complained "the media has treated me so unfairly by using my exact remarks", then read a small portion of them, of course not including his "both sides" comments. He also ribbed President Trump over Afghanistan saying: "They won't tell you about my accomplishments, but I've done so much". Though Trump's Tuesday event could provide hours of satirical material, Weekend Update Summer Edition managed to find a ... (more...)
Disney taps AR content for 'Star Wars Force Friday' toy rollout Disney taps AR content for 'Star Wars Force Friday' toy rollout
- August 25, 2017

Use the " Star Wars " app to scan the graphic and you'll unlock an AR character who appears in your room. By downloading the " Star Wars " application on their mobile devices, giddy followers of the galactic saga will become " Find the Force " participants and will have opportunities to video and photograph the creations, a few of whom might also speak. (more...)
John Cena gets emotional surprise from fans whose lives he changed John Cena gets emotional surprise from fans whose lives he changed
- August 23, 2017

Tyler Schweer, in the short chip, revealed that he gave his mother the wristband and told her not to give up her battle with cancer. 'At a young age he has such great perspective. When the young fan, Tyler, shared the story of getting a wristband from Cena and giving it to his mother for a six-hour cancer surgery, Cena, fighting back tears, said, "That's pretty cool". (more...)
AIADMK merger: PM Modi hails merger, assures all help to TN government AIADMK merger: PM Modi hails merger, assures all help to TN government
- August 22, 2017

With this merger, the state, which was facing an environment of political uncertainty since the death of Jayalalithaa , can expect political stability. The effect of such a climbdown by OPS would open up the way for merger between the two major factions of the party, leaving only the Sasikala faction in the cold. (more...)
First Look at Saoirse Ronan in 'Mary, Queen of Scots' First Look at Saoirse Ronan in 'Mary, Queen of Scots'
- August 21, 2017

Our Saoirse Ronan certainly knows how to morph into absolutely any role going, and she has proved that once more with the first image released of her as Mary Queen of Scots . Dunkirk's Jack Lowden , Martin Compston , Joe Alwyn and Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyle have also been cast in the forthcoming film. The film now does not have a release date, but we expect a mid-to-late release in 2018. (more...)
GOAL FLASH! Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Chelsea
- August 21, 2017

The absolute star of the match was the Spanish worldwide Marcos Alonso who scored two fantastic goals for the Blues. The second half continued in the same vein as Spurs continued to dominate. Yet, it was the worst possible entrance for Chelsea's young Belgian striker as he poked the ball into his own net eight minutes from time, following a wicked Christian Eriksen delivery: 1-1. (more...)
Jerry Lewis dies age 91 Jerry Lewis dies age 91
- August 21, 2017

Sunday morning, saying, "He was surrounded by loved ones". Film was a natural next step, and - as Martin and Lewis - the comedy duo appeared in close to 20 films throughout the early/mid-'50s. "It's going to be a huge loss for everyone including the entertainment industry", Cazau told 8 News NOW over the phone. "They fought openly on film sets and privately behind the scenes", film critic Shawn Levy wrote for the Guardian in 2005. (more...)
6 things we want to see in Marvel's The Defenders
- August 19, 2017

The show will see vigilantes Daredevil , Jessica Jones , Luke Cage , and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand. As the teaser ends, the camera pans out to reveal that he had been signing his work, hammering his iconic skull logo into the floor, presumably as a message to anyone who stands in his way. (more...)
Taylor Swift Might Be Appearing on 'GMA' Later This Month! Taylor Swift Might Be Appearing on 'GMA' Later This Month!
- August 19, 2017

Swift's profile photo is missing from her Twitter page , profile and Facebook and all the photos have been deleted from her Instagram account , though it is still active. REUTERS/Danny MoloshokTaylor Swift is rumored to be releasing a new album later this year. 1989, of course, went on to win the Grammy for Album of the Year. (more...)
Emilia Clarke just dropped hint about who Daenerys ends up with Emilia Clarke just dropped hint about who Daenerys ends up with
- August 19, 2017

The next installment of the series - which is on track to be the most-watched TV series of all time - airs early Monday 21 August in the UK. "I mean, JEEZE, one pet of a dragon and he thinks he's one of them", Clarke wrote on Instagram , along with an apt "#youknownothingjonsnow". (more...)
Justin Bieber Teams Up With 'Sorry' Hitmakers For New Single, 'Friends' Justin Bieber Teams Up With 'Sorry' Hitmakers For New Single, 'Friends'
- August 18, 2017

Tucker has writing and production credits on five of the tracksw from Bieber's 2015 album goal, including the Billboard No. 1 hit single " Sorry ". We still don't know if the song will be part of a new album. In 2013, Bieber received a Diamond award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to recognize his single "Baby" as the best-selling digital song of all-time with over 10 million copies sold. (more...)
Kim Kardashian considered walking out on second wedding the night before Kim Kardashian considered walking out on second wedding the night before
- August 18, 2017

The outing follows the news that ex Kris Jenner branded Caitlyn "absurd" after claiming she came up with the idea for Keeping Up With The Kardashians . "Were definitely trying. We are hoping so", she added. She tells THR , "I never wanted to do Khloé & Lamar; my ex-husband did". However, Kardashian said that back then she felt if she had pulled out, everyone would have thought that she did it just for the show. (more...)
Thousands Of Elvis Fans Flock To Graceland 40 Years After His Death Thousands Of Elvis Fans Flock To Graceland 40 Years After His Death
- August 18, 2017

I looked at that and (thought) there's no way I could be a part of this fan club. Elvis Presley , the hip-shaking, romantic song making, lovable movie star died today August, 16, 1977. "Obviously I went to so numerous shows". 'I love those. I enjoy them all, but those are the ones I sort of feel he was really able to show his acting the way he wanted to at that time. (more...)

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