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Hugh Masekela, musician and anti-apartheid freedom fighter, dies at 78

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His catchy upbeat 1987 song "Bring Him Back Home " calling for Nelson Mandela's release from prison became an global anthem for the anti-apartheid movement. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, Masekela moved back to South Africa. Music promoter Josh Hozheri has described the death of the icon as a great loss to the music industry. Read More »

Girl of 8 stabbed to death

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Bill Billingham was arrested on suspicion of murder after Mylee's mother Tracey Taundry, 33, found her daughter covered in blood at his bungalow on Saturday. Another said: "We shouldn't be writing this!" "Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death". Read More »

SC says all states will screen 'Padmaavat', no modification its order

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The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali , was originally scheduled to release last month had to be postponed after its application for certification was rejected, and it received backlash from the Rajput community. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, "We'll provide full security to anyone who screens the film in the state". Karni Sena has been the most vociferous of the fringe groups opposing the period drama, alleging that historical facts were distorted in the movie. Read More »

'Mudbound''s Female Cinematographer Rachel Morrison Makes Oscar History

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Blige ), Best Original Song, and Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition to landing a Best Supporting Actress nod, the singer is also nominated for Best Original Song, " Mighty River ". While the Academy, which remains 87 percent white and 72 percent male, has made a concerted effort to diversify its membership in recent years, only a handful of movies focused on black characters became part of the awards conversation this year, including Peele's racially charged horror story Get Out , which ... Read More »

Duchess Kate 'considering' giving birth to baby number three at home

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The duchess of Cambridge , who is pregnant with her third child, arrived at the school to singing and cheering students who presented her with flowers. Roe Green Junior School is one of 50 trialling the free online portal, which aims to build on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's Heads Together campaign, which previous year encouraged people to speak about their mental health problems or provide a sympathetic ear for someone with issues. Read More »

Narendra Modi tells global CEOs

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Modi is the first Prime Minister from India to participate in a forum meeting in two decades after the then Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda in 1997. The occasion also recognized India's growth as an economic and geopolitical power. Trump is due to speak Friday, and the tariffs his administration approved this week will overshadow his arrival. Read More »

The Best Celebrity Speeches from the Women's March in LA

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I adore them and need them more every day. Demonstrators also opposed the government's recent actions against immigrants and minorities after it made a decision to scrap former President Barrack Obama's "Dreamers" program, which offers social protection and educational opportunities to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. Read More »

James Franco Accusers Speak Out on GMA: 'Please Just Apologize'

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Franco, who had been a frontrunner for his portrayal of filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist , was left out of the contenders for the Best Actor category, when the 2018 Academy Award nominees were announced on Tuesday. Former students spoke of an unprofessional culture at Franco's now-closed acting school Studio 4, where he taught a sex scenes class. Robach then asked the women where Franco falls on the spectrum of Hollywood men "behaving badly" and Tither-Kaplan responded ... Read More »

Trump could live 200 years if…, says White House physician

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Obama worked to lower his levels via diet and exercise, while Trump takes a daily medication. The President weighs 239 pounds. "I've found no reason whatsoever to think the President has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes", Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy, he said . Read More »

WWE Raw 25th Anniversary: 7 things we want to see

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To watch RAW 25 in the United Kingdom you will need to be a Sky Sports subscriber. It seemed like things would wrap up there, until Shane made the fatal mistake of getting back up, trying to have a beer with Stone Cold himself. "The Bar", Cesaro and Sheamus came out and led the crowd in a "You Suck" chant against Jordan. With Rollins joining the brouhaha, the Bar retreated at the right moment and left Jordan to suffer an ill-fated springboard knee from his teammate. Read More »

The Oscar Nominations Are Here

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EST. With that said, no guts no glory, here are my Oscar nominations predictions. The cinematic awards season will begin its quest for gold in earnest Tuesday morning as the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards are unveiled. From left, Frances McDormand , Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell appear in a scene from 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri .' The film won a Golden Globe for best motion picture drama and is generating buzz leading up to the Oscars . Read More »

Ryan Reynolds Signs on to Produce 'Clue' Movie

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Ryan Reynolds in a promo for Deadpool (2016). Indeed, revisiting the still-warm corpse of Mr. Boddy is just one piece of a new three-year deal between Reynolds and 20th Century Fox . A Clue movie was made back in 1985 starring Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd, and an attempt at a remake back in 2008 didn't get off the ground. Read More »

Aziz Ansari Ain't Gonna Show Up Just So You Can Boo Him

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He added that he believes the "Me Too" movement is "tremendous", "awesome", and that it "needs to happen", but added that " if someone had a bad date , then it was a bad date". "It is necessary and long overdue", the actor's statement read. However, since then, both men have been at the centre of yet more sexual misconduct claims from young women. Read More »

Arshi Khan To Star Opposite Prabhas? Look What She Has To Say!

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The actor surprised fans when she made a decision to finally interact with them via a Twitter live chat. As we had earlier reported that the Bigg Boss 11 contestant Arshi Khan , the most controversial woman in the house and who is best known as "Awam Ki Jaan", will be hosting a party for all the former contestants of Bigg Boss . Read More »

Neil Diamond announces retirement from touring following Parkinson's diagnosis

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Diamond went on to describe his feelings regarding his stepping down from touring: 'I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years'. Neil said in a statement . " You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement ", Diamond said. Australian fans can get a refund from point of purchase. Read More »

Idris Elba: There's no such thing as black James Bond

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This speculation comes after Bond bigwig Barbara Broccoli, producer on the 007 films, was asked about a post-Daniel Craig future for the franchise and had a relatively open-ended answer . Notably, he'd have filmmakers flip the character's gender. Elba probably could have been a magnificent James Bond , as he has already dabbled in action films, has a lovely accent and looks pretty incredible in a suit. Read More »

Monday Night Raw Intercontinental championship results: Reigns vs. Miz

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Upon returning to Raw from his movie hiatus, The Miz immediately made it clear what his No. 1 priority was. The two faced off for the Championship on this week's episode of Raw, where Roman lost the title. The Miz had a big evening at the Barclays Center tonight, pinning Roman Reigns after hitting a Skull-Crushing Finale (following Reigns running into an exposed turnbuckle) to win the Intercontinental Championship. Read More »

The Life And Times Of Award-Winning Jazz Architect Hugh Masekela

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He had been battling cancer since 2008. "A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with profound loss". Rest in power beloved, you are forever in our hearts. Masekela first started playing the piano when he was five years old. Zuma bestowed the National Order of Ikhamanga in Gold in 2010 on Masekela for his exceptional contribution to music and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Read More »

Britney Spears announces Dublin tour date

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She received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike since opening in December 2013. She's smashed Las Vegas. According to Billboard , more than 900,000 tickets were sold to Britney: Piece of Me - generating more than $130 million (£93 million) in ticket sales. Read More »

Moving on From Kevin Spacey Cost Netflix a Lot of Dough

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The cost of doing business with Kevin Spacey was pretty high for Netflix back when House of Cards started, at an estimated $500,000 per episode for the star back in Season 1. Ridley Scott set a daring example by reshooting major portions of his film All the Money in the World , which was a few weeks away from its release, with Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey. Read More »

Shadows TV pilot planned for US

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The new series will change the characters but will still follow the same format. Berry plays Lazslo, the goofiest in the house, the type of vampire who turns into a bat and flies into a wall. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on ... Read More »

John Cena in Talks to Star in 'Duke Nukem' Movie

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Duke Nukem has no current release date, director, or writer. John Cena has appeared in movies like "12 Rounds", "Legendary", "The Reunion", " Trainwreck , ' "Sisters", " Daddy's Home ", " Daddy's Home 2 " and "The Wall". Apparently Paramount has acquired the movie rights to Duke Nukem from Gearbox Software after a previous deal with Dimension Films lapsed. But Duke Nukem would be something completely different. Read More »

Fans On The Verge Of Riot In Manhattan Center for RAW

Through the years, there have been so many reinventions of the show and the product, but tonight a melding of eras will bring wrestling fans old and new nostalgia and memories from two - TWO - locations in NY. A video package airs highlighting the best moments from Raw's past. The segment has previously hosted the likes of Daniel Bryan, AJ Lee, Kane and Matt Hardy among others and you can see his segment with Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee below. Read More »

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research

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The institutional investor held 2,816 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $318,000, down from 6,081 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Goldman Sachs. Buys NXP Semiconductors NV, First Republic ..." published on January 18, 2018 as well as Reuters .com's news article titled: "NXP shareholder Ramius to reject Qualcomm's buyout offer" with publication date: "January 16, 2018. Read More »

Bill Cosby returns to the stage for first time in 3 years

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His first trial ended with a hung jury past year. However, the jury deadlocked, resulting in a mistrial. This time, the jury will be made up of local residents only. Steele immediately vowed to seek a retrial. Cosby's new defense lawyer is Tom Mesereau, the celebrity Los Angeles attorney who got Michael Jackson acquitted of child molestation in 2005. Read More »

Could Harry Styles Be the Next James Bond?

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It's not Christian Bale, Idris Elba, or any other Brit with a resume full of adventure films. Since then, the search has been on to replace him for future 007 films and now, momentum is building for a rather unexpected choice: Harry Styles . Read More »

Grass fires burn Monday in Flower Mound, Parker County

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Three fires were burning in the county Monday afternoon. Aledo is roughly between Weatherford and Fort Worth, near I-20. The fire started in the Willow Park Community and is spreading to the Southeast. He is grateful firefighters were able to stop the flames before it destroyed any homes in the neighborhood. "Scary to think about, you're that close to losing everything", said homeowner Alan Cazares. Read More »

Democrats to vote to reopen United States government

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The programme - which shields more than 700,000 immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children - is scheduled to end in March, following an order from President Trump a year ago. But whether the Senate holds that vote or not, in three weeks, when this continuing resolution runs out, the basic political dynamic will be the same: Americans will still like DACA, but not enough to accept a government shutdown over it. Read More »

U.S. government still shut down on as Senate fails to clinch deal

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Legislation on DACA will go to the floor by that point if lawmakers can't reach a deal on the immigration program, Senate leaders said . "We were not party to any negotiations, and our only message to the Senate all day yesterday was pass our bill to keep the government open", AshLee Strong, Ryan's spokeswoman, said in a statement . Read More »

Host Kristen Bell Tackles #MeToo & More in SAG AWARD Opening

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Both James Franco and Aziz Ansari two weeks ago won Golden Globe Awards while wearing Time's Up pins before being accused of sexual misconduct and in Ansari's case, aggressive sexual behavior by an anonymous accuser. Morgan Freeman was also presented with the Life Achievement Award . Morgan won an Oscar in 2005 for his role in " Million Dollar Baby " (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in "Street Smart" (1987), "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), " ... Read More »

What's next for 13 siblings allegedly starved, held captive

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The Turpins were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments . "They're in good hands". I'm not just saying this stuff. "Why don't we ever see the kids?" "They were "sweetie" this and "sweetie" that to each other". Read More »

Dries Mertens strike helps Napoli win at Atalanta BC

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Juventus is on a roll in league play, having won its last four games, and it hasn't lost since November 19, a span of seven Serie A matches. Fabio Quagliarella hit a hat trick in Sampdoria's 3-1 victory over fellow European hopefuls Fiorentina at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Read More »