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Phillip Pullman's first book in the His Dark Materials series was Northern Lights which came out in 1995. The trilogy has sold 17.5 million copies in more than 40 languages. The coherence of Pullman's imaginary world has led some to conclude it is synonymous with Dark Matter, which latest scientific thinking suggests is the most abundant material in the universe, but also among the most elusive and most hard to quantify.
  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series trailer teases some weird pairings

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    We can now piece together that Eichner's involvement in that viral moment was tied to the new series. Music in general is what the Late Late Show host has become known for, and in a very good way. In the one minute trailer, you can see retired National Football League great and TV personality Michael Strahan with NASCAR's Jeff Gordon and members of Metallica with comedian Billy Eichner.
  • You can soon get married at a Taco Bell wedding chapel

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    By my math, that is approximately 210 quesaritos - depending on tax at your location, of course. Lucky couples who get engaged on Valentine's Day now have a new venue to consider for their nuptials: Taco Bell. Taco Bell is partnering with Las Vegas-based Flora Pop , which specializes in traveling pop-up weddings. At least you'll have a ridiculous story to keep going back to years down the road.
  • Harrison Ford flies over 737 while mistakenly landing on taxiway

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    News reported that actor Harrison Ford was piloting the private plane, an Aviat Husky, that was involved in an incident at John Wayne Airport on Monday afternoon. The incident prompted an FAA investigation, which NBC News said could result in anything from 'a simple warning letter to a suspension of Ford's pilot license'.
  • 'The Bachelor' episode 8 preview: Who confronts Nick Viall at hometown dates?

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    Everyone was still reeling from Nick's emotional outburst the evening before, including Nick, who needed Chris Harrison's guidance in order to figure out how to fix the mess he caused with the women. DeGeneres was impressed with Nick after he sent Corinne away following a date he had with another girl. The women and Nick filed onto their boat before stripping down to their bathing suits and lathering on sunscreen.
  • Singer Wears 'Make America Great Again' Dress To The Grammys

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    That something was a Make America Great Again gown featuring Donald Trump's name on the train. "Thank you to all my supporters and fellow believers". Andre Soriano, an immigrant from Philippines, designed the dress. He mentioned hearing "that somebody wanted to bomb the White House" and watching the Women's March.
  • Pop divas leave little to imagination on Grammys red carpet

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    Here are the major sartorial talking points from the night. Proudly accentuating her twin baby bump, the intricate gold design was inspired by Gustav Klimt, art deco motifs and the African sun goddess Oshun, because, why not. A red carpet no-show was Beyonce, pregnant with twins. CeeLo's Monochromatic look was just too much. Similarly, and true to J-Lo form, Jennifer Lopez wore a cleavage-revealing lavender gown - what she called an "orchid confection" - with a dramatic bow at the neck.
  • Lady Gaga Crowd Surfs & Metallica's Mic Goes Out During Fiery Grammys Duet

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    Lady Gaga pretty much blew our minds last weekend with her Super Bowl performance, political or otherwise, so we had some pretty high expectations when we heard she'd be performing tonight with rock Gods Metallica . She definitely proved to be relentless on the Grammys red carpet! She opened the show with this countrys' beloved "God Bless America" evoking our need - more than ever now - to come together in unity as one and stand for an America that all people should defend and cherish.
  • Stars and royalty hit the red carpet for UK Academy Awards

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    Best Leading Actress nominees are: Amy Adams (" Arrival "), Emily Blunt (" The Girl On The Train "), Emma Stone (" La La Land "), Meryl Streep (" Florence Foster Jenkins ") and Natlie Portman (" Jackie "). Viola Davis won best supporting actress for her role in Fences , an adaptation of an August Wilson play in which she had previously starred on Broadway.
  • Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna Wedding Turmoil: 'KUWTK' Star Fears Cheating Affair

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    A week after the chaotic incident, Rob Kardashian made it known that he had reconciled with Blac, despite his family's wishes to keep his distance from her, stressing that the mother-of-two had no right to put her hands on him. "Rob's sisters have hired a private investigator to follow Chyna and catch her cheating", a source dished to Radar . "There haven't been any wedding talks though".
  • Prince's 'Purple Rain' Reissue Packed With Unreleased Music, Concert Films

    Prince's 'Purple Rain' Reissue Packed With Unreleased Music, Concert Films

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    Listeners can also jam out on Google Play and Amazon Music Unlimited, with Apple Music not far behind, Pitchfork reports . The Minneapolis musician, who died in April 2016 at age 57, had shunned most streaming and digital music platforms in 2015, with the exception of Jay Z's Tidal outlet, which seeks to return a larger share of profits to artists.
  • Damon thrilled about Clooney twins

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    Amal Clooney's mom can not get over her daughter expecting twins and we've got the details of her precious baby shopping spree! "It will be one of each!" Nina said the " Money Monster " actor and Amal personally came to visit her and George's father Nick in order to deliver the happy news.
  • Kellyanne Conway apologized to Donald Trump after Ivanka clothing line comments

    Kellyanne Conway apologized to Donald Trump after Ivanka clothing line comments

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    She later added: "It's a wonderful line".But enforcement - and punishment - for violating these rules largely falls to the head of the federal agency in question . "Government resources should be used for public purposes, not to promote any private party's products". Regardless, Drumpf went on a Twitter tirade on Wednesday to complain about his precious Ivanks being "treated unfairly" by the "terrible" department store , a tweet that was later re-posted to the official POTUS page.
  • Sting and Timberlake to perform at Oscars

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    Legend, who starred in La La Land , will perform both Audition (The Fools Who Dream ) and City of Stars . When it comes to the performers for the Best Original Song at each year's Academy Awards , its usually a bit of a mixed bag. Show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said: 'We're thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. Sting co-wrote the song with J.
  • Catch the 59th GRAMMY Awards on Vh1!

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    Also nominated in the category were Drake for " Views ", Bieber for "Purpose" and Sturgill Simpson for "A Sailor's Guide to Earth". Adele , thanks to her album "25" and ballad "Hello", is also in all three top Grammy categories. Check out a few of our favorite hits! The 59th Annual Grammy Awards , hosted by James Corden, will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb.
  • Pellegrino thanks Alaves players for Copa del Rey 'gift' against Celta Vigo

    Pellegrino thanks Alaves players for Copa del Rey 'gift' against Celta Vigo

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    In the final on May 27, Barcelona will field a team that includes Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Neymar. Barca moves into first place in the league with 48 points, with Real Madrid in second with 46. Suarez opened the scoring in the 37th minute when he completed a attractive team buildup that quickly moved the ball from left to right of the attack before Suarez was left to fire in Aleix Vidal's low cross.
  • ICE Fights Back Against Fake News on Criminal Alien Arrests

    ICE Fights Back Against Fake News on Criminal Alien Arrests

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    According to David Marin , director of enforcement and removal in Los Angeles , of the 161 people arrested in southern California, only five wouldn't have been targeted under the Obama administration's policies. People are reportedly being rounded up in raids across the country this week for possible deportation. Cox said ICE only targets specific individuals.
  • Oprah reported to have sold Klimt painting for $150m

    Oprah reported to have sold Klimt painting for $150m

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    USA entertainment tycoon Oprah Winfrey sold a Gustav Klimt painting to a Chinese buyer for $150 million, a source close to the transaction told Bloomberg , making it one of the largest private art deals of the year so far. The painting now hangs at the Neue Galerie in NY, where it is to be on display until September. Both portraits will be reunited in an exhibit at Neue Galerie this year before "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II" is shipped to its new owner in China.
  • Abe to Invest $450 Billion in USA for Next 10 Years?

    Abe to Invest $450 Billion in USA for Next 10 Years?

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    Almost 9,000 U.S.jobs would be generated by increased exports of livestock products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's export multiplier. The economy and security are expected to be the two main issues addressed at the bilateral meeting. Trump's complaints over Japanese not buying many USA -made cars drew a stern response from Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp.
  • "American Idol" May Return on NBC

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    The network was pitched a reboot and its trying to figure out how to fit the singing competition into the schedule. After a 15-season run, American Idol ended past year. How should an American Idol return do things any differently? "I'm not so sure". The Voice is NBC's most-watched non-football program (besides This Is Us) and now has two cycles a year.
  • Hillary Clinton Says the 'Future Is Female' in Powerful New Video

    Hillary Clinton Says the 'Future Is Female' in Powerful New Video

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    She asked those women who are anxious "whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure" to stay focused. Clinton cited as an example the millions of demonstrators who took part in last month's Women's March across the world. During her video statement, Clinton reiterated comments she had previously made in a speech after she conceded the election, saying that women and girls are "valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world".
  • Kendall and Kylie Jenner tease new Kendall + Kylie collection

    Kendall and Kylie Jenner tease new Kendall + Kylie collection

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    Kylies Minogue and Jenner were embroiled in a legal tussle over the trademark for the name "Kylie" to use for "advertising services" and "endorsement services". Jenner hoped to secure the trademark to be used for her beauty and clothing lines. The goal for Jenner was to gain protection in the United States for her advertising brand but popstar Kylie Minogue stepped in the ring to intervene.
  • Matt Damon Sneaks Onto Jimmy Kimmel Live! as "Tom Brady"

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    Damon, 46, crashed the late night talk show on Monday dressed as New England Patriots player - and latest Super Bowl champion - Tom Brady . 'I kinda don't want to ever take it off... "Just so much success here, I'd rather just keep it on". There was an argument that ensued and security eventually escorted Damon off the stage. Kimmel yelled as Damon was carried out, a reference to the Deflategate controversy that previously plagued Brady.