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GUN CONTROL: Trump wants 'to have it both ways', Democratic senator says

GUN CONTROL: Trump wants 'to have it both ways', Democratic senator says At that initial meeting with lawmakers - which was fully televised - the President expressed his interesting supporting the Manchin-Toomey background check plan, which had drawn stern opposition from many Republicans and the NRA back in 2013, when it was filibustered in the Senate. [Full Article...]

Why Sam Rockwell dedicated his Oscar to 'good friend' Philip Seymour Hoffman

Why Sam Rockwell dedicated his Oscar to 'good friend' Philip Seymour Hoffman The Oscars kicked off with a bang on Sunday in LA, and the night's first victor was Sam Rockwell . Three Billboards is also in the running for the best picture award, as well as best original screenplay, best film editing and best original score. [Full Article...]

Tower Records Founder, Sacramento Icon Russ Solomon Dies At 92

Tower Records Founder, Sacramento Icon Russ Solomon Dies At 92 Solomon, who transformed his Sacramento record store into an global chain that included multiple San Diego locations, was watching the Oscars telecast with his wife, Patti, and drinking a glass of whiskey at the time of his death. He opened his first stand-alone record store in 1960. In less than a decade he had expanded beyond Sacramento to San Francisco, Los Angeles and beyond. [Full Article...]

Jay-Z & Beyoncé On The Run 2 Tour Announced, Then Retracted

Jay-Z & Beyoncé On The Run 2 Tour Announced, Then Retracted Variety reported that a date for the " On the Run 2 " tour was announced on Beyonce's Facebook and Ticketmaster pages for one date on July 30. You have been warned! - Brandon Irizarry (@bjzarry1234) March 5, 2018Jay Z and Beyonce think they just gonna post these joint tour dates and delete em like nobody saw them? Rumours about a supposed trek began swirling in late February when eagl... [Full Article...]

Messi seals win for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid

Messi seals win for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid The Argentinian megastar hit another landmark as a free-kick in Barcelona's win over Atletico Madrid brought his overall tally to 600 scores - 539 for Barca and 61 for Argentina. Against Girona on February 24, the 30-year-old struck a low effort underneath the wall, catching Barcelona's derby rivals by surprise during a 6-1 win. [Full Article...]

Oscar Winners List: 'The Shape of Water' Leads This Year's Winners

Oscar Winners List: 'The Shape of Water' Leads This Year's Winners There were jibes at U.S. president Donald Trump and disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein , while some celebrities pledged support to immigrants and pitched for gender balance in the industry. That's a contractual rider that enables the signatory to demand greater diversity in casting and the crew. "All of us need to understand the importance of what is real, what is authentic and what is fact"... [Full Article...]

Two Days of Pretrial Hearings Begin in Cosby Case

Two Days of Pretrial Hearings Begin in Cosby Case A judge had allowed just one other accuser to testify . Even before Monday's arguments got underway, Cosby's lawyers were rapped by the judge for falsely accusing prosecutors of hiding or destroying evidence. Cosby's lawyers argue that the other accusers' largely unsubstantiated accusations aren't enough to meet the strict legal standard for letting prosecutors present evidence of a defendant's... [Full Article...]

With Friends Like These: Jennifer Lawrence Taunts Emma Stone at Academy Awards

With Friends Like These: Jennifer Lawrence Taunts Emma Stone at Academy Awards There's other famous folks up in here, too - Meryl Streep , Armie Hammer , Frances McDormand , the Fish monster from " The Shape of Water ", and on and on. With a wide grin on her face, the Mother! actress trekked over seats to reach her place rather than walking her way toward it on the aisle. Jennifer knows just how to liven up the party, doesn't she? Atleast she managed not to fall thi... [Full Article...]

So here's the story behind Meryl Streep's catcalling at the Oscars

So here's the story behind Meryl Streep's catcalling at the Oscars Meryl Streep isn't actually to blame for Jodie Foster's crutches. 'Streep - she I, Tonya-ed me, ' said Foster, in reference to the lauded feature film documenting Tonya Harding's 1994 plot to cripple her figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. [Full Article...]

ESPN names James Pitaro new president

ESPN names James Pitaro new president His appointment is effective immediately. ESPN has tapped a respected Disney executive to help lead the embattled network through a tumultuous period of changing viewership habits, staff downsizings, expensive rights-holder fees and public backlash over its perceived political leanings. [Full Article...]

Judge Orders 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli To Forfeit $7.36 Million

Judge Orders 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli To Forfeit $7.36 Million He purchased the Wu-Tang Clan double album " Once Upon a Time in Shaolin ", which was recorded in secret over a span of six years, through the auction house Paddle8 in 2015 for $2 million. Shkreli has also boasted of owning a Picasso painting. He was found guilty past year on charges related to accusations that he cheated investors in two failed hedge funds. [Full Article...]

'Icarus,' film about Russian athlete doping, wins Oscar

'Icarus,' film about Russian athlete doping, wins Oscar The film chronicles Fogel happening upon a major global doping scandal through Grigory Rodchenkov , the head of the Russian anti-doping laboratory. "We dedicate this award to Dr. Fogel, an amateur cyclist, chose to apply a similar concept to athletics by using performance-enhancing drugs while training for a race in France and seeing if he could pass an anti-doping test. [Full Article...]

Emma Watson Debuts Powerful Time's Up Tattoo … With a Typo

Emma Watson Debuts Powerful Time's Up Tattoo … With a Typo Emma Watson has shown a permanent commitment to the Time's Up movement as she debuted a tattoo with the words at the Oscars. While handsome, the tat was missing one major thing: an apostrophe. A third wrote: "Love Emma Watson trying too hard to prove how much of a feminist she is that times up tattoo and missing the apostrophe". " Emma Watson's new tattoo is so lovely, but the spelling e... [Full Article...]

Robert Lopez becomes first double EGOT victor with Oscar for 'Coco'

Robert Lopez becomes first double EGOT victor with Oscar for 'Coco' There are now 12 individuals who have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (a list that includes Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, and Whoopi Goldberg). 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 ". [Full Article...]

'Black Mirror' Renewed For Season 5 By Netflix

'Black Mirror' Renewed For Season 5 By Netflix Black Mirror first aired on BBC before making the transition to Netflix . As technology continues to change the way we look at the world and ourselves, there's apparently no shortage of subject matter for Black Mirror . As for the episode count, the first two seasons were three episodes each and the last two were six, and one imagines that may be as high as these seasons can go while still al... [Full Article...]

The Walking Dead: The Best Thing Carl's Death Did Was Humanize Negan

The Walking Dead: The Best Thing Carl's Death Did Was Humanize Negan That's why she opted to constantly go in the direction of what she felt was the bigger, better deal for herself. Enid told Cyndie she didn't regret killing Natania, something the women of Oceanside weren't exactly over yet. Negan , for his part, did seem legitimately sad about the news and asked if it was one of his men who did it. "I realized this whole place was a canvas", Jadis says of the tr... [Full Article...]

No. 2 spender China to boost defence spending in 2018

No. 2 spender China to boost defence spending in 2018 China will prioritize lowering rates in manufacturing and transportation, and raise the threshold for annual sales revenue for small-scale taxpayers, said Li when delivering a government report at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress. [Full Article...]

China NPC: Government sets trillion yuan military budget

China NPC: Government sets trillion yuan military budget China has the world's largest standing Army and spends the most on defence after the United States in the world. The annual legislature session commenced on Monday and will go on till March 20. The country will completely open up its general manufacturing sector to foreign investors this year. Analysts have questioned whether Beijing can hit this year's target without stimulus from bank lendi... [Full Article...]

'Coco' wins Oscars for best animated film, best original song

'Coco' wins Oscars for best animated film, best original song There was little surprise in the "Best Animated Feature" category at the 90th Academy Awards, with Pixar picking up the gong for Coco . "It's something we are putting a lot of focus on and I'm thankful for the opportunity on this film". " Coco " dominated the award season in the animation category as it fetched all the major awards, including a Golden Globe and BAFTA, making it a sure shot victor... [Full Article...]

Watch Andra Day + Common's Rousing 'Stand Up for Something' Oscars Performance

Watch Andra Day + Common's Rousing 'Stand Up for Something' Oscars Performance At the top of their performance, Common delivered a timely verse that addressed pressing political issues of the day - including hurricane relief, feminism, immigration and gun reform. "Sentiments of love from the people, from Africa, Haiti, to Puerto Rico ", Common said . Other familiar faces included #MeToo creator Tarana Burke , author and trans activist Janet Mock , Planned Parenthoo... [Full Article...]


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