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Steve Harvey made a massive gaffe while hosting the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, incorrectly naming Gutierrez as the {victor |winner} of the crown instead of the first runner-up. Gutierrez said that she admires Wurtzbach as the new Miss Universe . Most of us make mistakes in relative privacy, but Harvey paid dearly for one quick blip.
  • US imposes new Iran sanctions over missile test

    US imposes new Iran sanctions over missile test

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    Apart from those related to the ballistic missile program, activities linked to Iran's support for terrorism, regional destabilization and human rights abuses are also targets of the US sanctions. IRAN hit out yesterday at new sanctions imposed by Washington soon after several United States prisoners had been freed by Tehran. "Personally, I was happy to hear the news", said Hamid Rafi, an Iranian-born, US citizen.
  • Episode 9 Director Responds to Rey Origin Theory

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    There are some massive spoilers and teases in this Star Wars Rebels mid-season trailer. io9 points out that one of the biggest potential pieces of new information here is that, judging from all the scribbling and brainstorming he's been doing, it sounds like Trevorrow might be penning the script in addition to directing.
  • First Trailer Arrives For Key & Peele's Movie Keanu

    First Trailer Arrives For Key & Peele's Movie Keanu

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    It's a simple tale of heartbroken man (Peele), who finds relief by adopting a kitten (the eponymous Keanu ). The cast includes Key, Peele , as well as Method Man, Will Forte, Gabrielle Union, Rob Huebel , Luis Guzman , Nia Long, and Darrell Brit-Gibson.
  • Jonathan Cheban says Gemma Collins is his 'best friend'

    Jonathan Cheban says Gemma Collins is his 'best friend'

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    Delivering the ultimate blow, Christopher added: "If she wants a cup of tea today she can fuck off!" "Aint none of you gonna give me no accolades in here". After all housemates nominated Danniella Westbrook, Gemma Collins, Jeremy McConnell, John Partridge, Megan McKenna, Stephanie Davis and Tiffany Pollard all face the public vote.
  • David Bowie: Brit Awards to pay tribute to the late icon

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    The late musician, who passed away following an 18-month battle with cancer, will be honoured at next month's ceremony at London's O2 Arena on February 24th. A source told the newspaper: "In many respects you don't need a memorial or service to remember David by... you have his music instead". "When someone that great passes, I just lament that I didn't have that opportunity".
  • Glenn Frey of the Eagles dead at 67

    Glenn Frey of the Eagles dead at 67

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    Critics often dismissed them as slick and unadventurous, but their blend of mellow ballads and macho rockers, and of pop, folk and country, gave them broad appeal. According to Billboard , Frey's intestinal issues had forced the band to postpone the Kennedy Center Honors a year ago. The band included the lyrics of the song It's Your World Now from the Long Road Out of Eden album along with the announcement.
  • The Revenant leads Oscar nominations

    The Revenant leads Oscar nominations

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    I am certainly grateful to the artists and collaborators who helped make it possible". "Champagne and Mezcal will run tonight!" "Spotlight", a journalistic thriller about a Boston Globe investigation about pedophile priests, is among eight best picture nominees along with "The Big Short", "Bridge of Spies", " Brooklyn ", "Mad Max: Fury Road", "The Martian", " The Revenant " and " Room ".
  • The 50 Most Powerful Blacks in Hollywood

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    Will Smith will join his wife Jade Pinkett Smith and will not attend the 2016 Academy Awards. In 2014, he wrote an essay on Hollywood's race problem for The Hollywood Reporter . I think that's absolutely true", Clooney said. The Furious 7 star has sided with the likes of director Spike Lee, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, and rapper Snoop Dogg in condemning Academy voters for failing to recognize African-American talent in the main acting categories after the shortlist was announced ...
  • Pressure mounts on Chris Rock to quit as Oscars host

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    Tyrese Gibson and 50 Cent are urging Chris Rock to step down as host of the 2016 Oscars. Tyrese's impassioned comments were made shortly after Spike clarified his reasons for shunning the 28 February (16) awards show, insisting he "never used the word boycott".
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII release delayed

    Star Wars: Episode VIII release delayed

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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is probably one of the better Star Wars movies in recent times, and with the cliffhanger note that it ended on, safe to say that everyone wants to know what happens next. Episode VII's director, J.J. Abrams, is still attached as one of the film's executive producers. It's fairly common knowledge that there are two big seasons for box office: The summer blockbuster season, and the end of the year holiday season.
  • Pope changes church law for gender-friendly pre-Easter rite

    Pope changes church law for gender-friendly pre-Easter rite

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    Pope Francis is flanked by Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia and Father Leonardo Sapienza at the end of an audience with workers of the Catholic Shrines in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Thursday, Jan. "This means that change is possible, doors seem to be opening in the Vatican", she told the news agency Reuters on Thursday. The pope, who has performed the foot-washing rite on women in Buenos Aires and in Rome , wrote to Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in ...
  • First Look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    First Look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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    DC is really pushing the mythic aspects of these characters, and Batman v Superman is refereed to as a launching point for this overall mythology many times over, a mythology that doesn't seem too anxious about creating realism or a seamless tone.
  • Abrams Knows 'Quite a Bit' About Rey's Lineage

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    Now the design is making its way to another Star Wars property: the Disney XD show Star Wars Rebels . My enthusiasm for [Episode] VIII is enormous. While not much is known about Star Wars Episode VIII (predictably), actor John Boyega recently let slip that the Johnson-directed sequel will be " much darker " than Abrams' effort.
  • 'Academy Awards' 2016 Predictions; Who Got The Biggest Oscar Snub This Time?

    'Academy Awards' 2016 Predictions; Who Got The Biggest Oscar Snub This Time?

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    Though some fans had hoped for a better showing, the box-office behemoth " Star Wars: The Force Awakens " failed to land a best picture nomination. I'm talking about executives. The nomination for Pixar (which also landed a best screenplay nod for "Inside Out") restores its almost unblemished record of Oscar nominations, broken only by 2011's "Cars 2" and 2013's "Monsters University".
  • Williams Deal Doubts Drag Energy Transfer Stock to Five-Year Low

    Williams Deal Doubts Drag Energy Transfer Stock to Five-Year Low

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    Spectra Energy Partners, LP's ROA is rolling at 5.30%, following the ROI of 6.50%. Raymond James Trust now owns 31,030 shares of the company's stock valued at $427,000 after buying an additional 2,990 shares in the last quarter. Still, investors question whether Energy Transfer might better spend cash reducing debt and funding growth at pipeline partnerships it already controls, Kay said in research published Tuesday.
  • Lupita Nyong'o 'disappointed' with lack of Oscar diversity, calls for change

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    The comedian then explained how Hollywood as a whole is to blame for the lack of diversity and not the Academy who votes on which movies, actors and filmmakers gets nominated. For the second year running, the Oscars nominated 20 white actors for the best performances of the year. Clooney, one of Hollywood's biggest and most politically active stars, also said in an interview with industry magazine Variety that beyond nominating actors of color, filmmakers need to provide better roles ...
  • Golden Globes 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio explains his reaction to Lady Gaga's win

    Golden Globes 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio explains his reaction to Lady Gaga's win

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    I won't tell you when", the singer reportedly told the press. The most tweets overall went to Gaga, with Lawrence coming in second and DiCaprio third. Weiner for writing this awful person all the way through to the end of this incredible ride and picking me to play him". However, the 29-year-old seemed to be so overawed by the whole thing that she forget to thank her fiance, Taylor Kinney .
  • David Bowie makes chart history as fans remember the iconic musician

    David Bowie makes chart history as fans remember the iconic musician

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    Van Hove said. Tony Visconti, the longtime Bowie producer who worked with him on Blackstar and who will play the entirety of Bowie's album The Man Who Sold the World at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville on Friday with the band Holy Holy, describes the Young Americans sessions, which included sax player David Sanborn, bassist Willie Weeks, and drummer Andy Newmark, on the website bowiegoldenyears.com.
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Debuts In China With Record $53-M

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    China has become the second-largest market for film releases, and some experts say that it will overtake North America before 2016 is over. Reviews the Leonardo DiCaprio/Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu epic was on the solid side. It's believed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have to make around $100 million more than this total to come close to Avatar's sum, and their record-breaking opening figures suggest that's well within their reach.
  • Tyrese Gibson: Chris Rock should step down as Oscar host

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    Many famous figures in Hollywood have announced they are boycotting the Oscars 2016 , with Jada Pinkett Smith leading the charge, explaining: "At the Oscars... The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group responsible for nominating and choosing Oscar winners, failed to nominate any minorities in several major categories this year, including Best Actor and Best Actress.
  • D24 actor Aidan Turner wins Award at Britain's National Television Awards

    D24 actor Aidan Turner wins Award at Britain's National Television Awards

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    Hollywood star Dustin Hoffman is also in line to present a trophy. The Being Human actor is best known for this year's TV triumph Poldark and became the nation's crush with those scything scenes. This year saw stiff competition among the nominees with Celebrity Juice, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, and The Graham Norton Show. The victor, as with other categories at the awards, will be decided by an online poll of viewers.
  • Star Wars force holds United States box office

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    Considering that the film is about a fairly obscure person whose name recognition is limited to the USA, it's not doing a bad job at proving that Jennifer Lawrence's worldwide fans will come out to see her regardless of her film (there are still several major markets left to open).
  • Tyrese encouraging all Hollywood stars to boycott Oscars over diversity issue

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    Comedian Chris Rock is facing calls to withdraw from his role as host of this year's Academy Awards ceremony, as the row over the lack of representation among the nominees intensifies. "The White BET Awards". Mark Ruffalo, Keaton's co-star in journalism-based drama Spotlight, is one of the 20 all-white candidates up for this year's acting accolades.