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No evidence bus braked before crash No evidence bus braked before crash
- October 29, 2016

CHP Indio Division Commander Jim Abele said with the investigation is in its earliest stages, "we can't definitively say what caused the crash". Passengers said most people were asleep when the crash occurred shortly after 5 a.m. "In nearly 35 years I've never been to a crash where there's been 13 confirmed fatalities", Abele said on Sunday. Abele said "the bus was traveling significantly faster than the tractor trailer that it struck from behind". (more...)
Science scores improving for USA students, but many still not proficient
- October 28, 2016

The results also show that fourth-grade girls had closed the gender gap and were now performing as well as boys. Average NAEP scores by race/ethnicity in fourth grade science. Washington's students also scored higher than they did in 2009, the last time they took the test. While many states increased student achievement in respective areas, the NAEP says Tennessee showed the largest improvements to the point where its public school students are now outperforming their national peers. (more...)
Lady Gaga returns to NYC bar when she launched her career
- October 28, 2016

She dedicated the song to her friend, Sonja, who's now battling stage four cancer. Lady Gaga sells out stadiums. The pop superstar wore a see-through shirt emblazoned with the tour sponsor Bud Light logo as her band filled it up at the Bitter End, a venue she has frequented since her teens. (more...)
Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize 2016
- October 27, 2016

In his 20s, Beatty moved to NY, where he studied creative writing under beat poet Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College. The 54-year-old novelist is best known for writing lacerating American satires, and has previously written five books in total, as well as two collections of poetry. (more...)
So This Is What Kim Kardashian's Sweet Sixteen Looked Like
- October 25, 2016

And naturally fans on social media gave shout-outs to Kardashian West on her big day. In 2014, five months after she married the 39-year-old rapper, Kim seemed quite content with her life at 34. "Kim" Kardashian West is an American reality television personality, socialite, businesswoman and model. A timestamp on the video is labeled at 2:19 a.m. (more...)
'Deadpool 2' Needs A Director, And Who Better Than Edgar Wright? 'Deadpool 2' Needs A Director, And Who Better Than Edgar Wright?
- October 25, 2016

It should be interesting to see how Deadpool 2 continues its development moving forward. But, per The Wrap , the straw that broke the camel's back was Miller and Reynolds disagreeing on who'd play the highly sought after role of Cable. A replacement for Miller has not been announced as of yet. Granted, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are still onboard to write Deadpool 2 at the moment, but it is still something fun to think about. (more...)
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is Taking Place in Paris The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is Taking Place in Paris
- October 25, 2016

We'll also be looking forward to seeing if Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid walk again after making their debut in the show a year ago, as well as seeing which Angel lands the chance to wear the multi-million pound Fantasy Bra. Fears of the high profile event being targeted by terrorists reportedly delayed VS officials from announcing where the show would take place. But while the location is out there, there are still some things under wraps, including the themes and the performers. (more...)
Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945 Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945
- October 24, 2016

And I've never felt so awesome. He says officers made only six misdemeanor arrests in a crowd they estimated at 30,000. "This means everything", one fan said. "Incredible. Absolutely incredible", an enthusiastic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement. "Rightfully so. We are witnessing history right before our eyes", he added. (more...)
No sanctions for Minneapolis cops in man's death
- October 24, 2016

Some witnesses told police that Clark was handcuffed when he was shot, and his death set off weeks of protests. Friday marks the end of a months long internal investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department. The Hennepin County Attorney's office released the video last March, after deciding not to file charges in the incident. Citing the report, Harteau said the officers were justified in using deadly force and will not face disciplinary action. (more...)
Chris Pine Joins A Wrinkle in Time Chris Pine Joins A Wrinkle in Time
- October 23, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter wrote Mbatha-Raw, who had her breakout performance with Belle , is going to play Meg Murry's mother. Oprah Winfrey , Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling were previously announced as playing Mrs. The Newbery Medal-winning book follows a young girl named Meg Murry who is traumatized by the loss of her scientist father after he goes missing. Which, Mrs. (more...)
Lady Gaga 'Joanne' Album Review: 6 Best Songs From Her New Album
- October 23, 2016

Up next: " Million Reasons ", a song Gaga and Co. performed on the first stop of the intimate Dive Bar series earlier this month. " Rolling Stone: " 'Joanne " is Lady Gaga's best album in five years, since the disco-stick hair-metal manifesto that was "Born This Way.'. (more...)
Patriots offense destroyed Bengals by manipulating linebackers, reducing penalties Patriots offense destroyed Bengals by manipulating linebackers, reducing penalties
- October 22, 2016

From now through October 16, choose from awesome subscription offers.... Still, it was just a matter of time before the New England Patriots' offense would break through and put up big numbers on the scoreboard. "It's different", Lewis said. "We've got to do a better job". "We've got to start maximizing those possessions", said coach Marvin Lewis. Dalton finished 21 of 31 for 254 yards and a touchdown, with a 103.4 rating. (more...)
Doctor Strange released with nod to nostalgia Doctor Strange released with nod to nostalgia
- October 22, 2016

Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios, and John Lasseter , chief creative officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Join Strange on his risky, mystifying and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" opens in US theaters on November 4, 2016. (more...)
Who Is Dr. Everett Scott on 'Rocky Horror Picture Show: Time Warp'? Who Is Dr. Everett Scott on 'Rocky Horror Picture Show: Time Warp'?
- October 22, 2016

Fox 8's Todd Meany and Jessica Dill will be on hand to watch Janet, Brad and Frank-n-Furter and the rest of the Horror gang strut their stuff. Ben Vereen portrays Dr. Cox reveals that one of the highlights of the project was shooting "Sweet Transvestite", a showstopping production number and the film's most iconic song. (more...)
James Corden + Cher's James Corden + Cher's "I Got You Bae!"
- October 22, 2016

MORE: Happy 70th birthday, Cher! References to dating apps, 'Netflix and chill, ' plus lyrics like, "When we make it Facebook-'offish, ' that means more to me than marriage!" prove that like fine wine and Cher herself, this tune gets better with age. (more...)
Actress pleads not guilty in North Dakota pipeline protest Actress pleads not guilty in North Dakota pipeline protest
- October 22, 2016

She captioned a photo of the river: "one day, baby, we'll sing our poetry. the words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience. and the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing.#alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous#NoDAPL #protectcleanwater#iamonyourside (sic)". (more...)
'Walking Dead': Everything to Know Before the Season 7 Premiere 'Walking Dead': Everything to Know Before the Season 7 Premiere
- October 22, 2016

The identity of Negan's victim will (hopefully!) be revealed this Sunday in the season seven premiere of AMC's undead drama, and the speculation hype surrounding the murderous cliffhanger is only getting bigger and bigger. In the finale episode of the season - when Rick and company are captured by the Saviors - we finally get to meet this major antagonist from the graphic novels. (more...)
Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince music Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince music
- October 22, 2016

The package will include a 12-page booklet featuring never-seen photos by fashion photographer and video director Herb Ritts , who did sessions with Prince in the early 1990s. There's a decent chance someone is going to make a couple bucks off these records. All of the songs on Prince 4Ever date from his Warner Bros. era, which spanned from his signing in 1977 until 1996. (more...)
Apparently Kanye and Jay Z Are in a Dad Fight
- October 22, 2016

Such a move would've boosted Apple Music's star power and subscriber base, but it would have more importantly bailed Tidal out of some messy financial entanglements . "This s-- got me tight, yo!" He said: "Don't call me after the robbery and say , 'How you feeling?' You wanna know how I'm feeling?" Oh, and he's also upset with Jay-Z for not calling after West's wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed in Paris a couple weeks back. (more...)
Tom Cruise Reenacts His Famous Film Roles With James Corden
- October 22, 2016

It's not awful by any means and it certainly isn't fantastic, but it makes for a passable trip to the cinema, though one that you'll probably have forgotten about by the time you get to your front door. They then rescue a dishevelled teen who may or may not be his long-lost daughter (Danika Yarosh). Cruise plays a sensitive but stoic character with little touches of self-deprecating humor and romance, a character that dampens down Cruise's usual smiles and charisma. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger officially out against the Patriots
- October 22, 2016

Roethlisberger underwent surgery to fix his torn meniscus on Monday, but the procedure was not as serious as it sounds. Roethlisberger threw and interception and was injured on the play. "I'll draw from that if things come to it". Teammates say they want to see Jones cut loose and play confidently. He was spectacular in the four games that Roethlisberger missed last season, averaging 112 yards per game over that span. (more...)
Good grief! MetLife is dumping Snoopy Good grief! MetLife is dumping Snoopy
- October 22, 2016

As part of the brand restructuring, the company's new logo will feature the MetLife name in a slightly different typeface. That doesn't explain the loss of Snoopy , necessarily, outside of just a general change of the company's direction; the character and the Peanuts strip in general has broad global appeal. (more...)
Melania Trump takes a page from Hillary Clinton's playbook Melania Trump takes a page from Hillary Clinton's playbook
- October 19, 2016

The show's Twitter account tweeted the video of Lauer's comments, and a brief story about Bush's departure was published to Today .com on Tuesday morning. Bush has said no more about the Trump tape leak since it occurred. "I said to my husband that the language is inappropriate, it's not acceptable, and I was surprised because that is not the man that I know", she said on October 17. (more...)
Obama to Trump: 'Stop whining' about a rigged election
- October 19, 2016

Obama invited Renzi to the White House for the final official visit and state dinner of his presidency, telling hundreds of spectators at the arrival ceremony that "we saved the best for last". Critics say the email showed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation expected favors in exchange for reducing the classification status of Clinton's emails. (more...)
Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney sing FourFiveSeconds duet at Desert Trip Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney sing FourFiveSeconds duet at Desert Trip
- October 18, 2016

Rihanna made a surprise appearance at Desert Trip , an American festival known to many by its affectionate nickname " Oldchella ". The pair, who co-wrote the track with Kanye West, have both featured the single in their set lists since the single was released, but they haven't actually performed it together since the 2015 Grammy Awards. (more...)
HBO's 'Big Little Lies' Teaser Trailer HBO's 'Big Little Lies' Teaser Trailer
- October 18, 2016

Emmy award-winning screenwriter David E. Kelley ( Ally McBeal ) will be in charge of of adapting Liane Moriarty's hit novel for TV while Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée ( Dallas Buyers Club, Wild ) will direct the project. Kidman and Witherspoon are joined by Shailene Woodley in the lead roles, with Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz , Adam Scott, and Alexander Skarsgård filling out the main cast. (more...)
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
- October 18, 2016

The Swedish Academy said it chose Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". Now I can say I've been in a music video of a Nobel Prize victor. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. With songs such as "Blowin" in the Wind", "The Times They Are a-Changin", "Subterranean Homesick Blues " and " Like a Rolling Stone ", Dylan captured the embodiment of the "60s and "70s with its generation's spirit of rebellion, dissent ... (more...)
Phil Collins announces 'Not Dead Yet' comeback tour Phil Collins announces 'Not Dead Yet' comeback tour
- October 18, 2016

But I wouldn't rule out doing something. "It's just a question of getting strength back". 'I said, "Hey Paul, do you mind signing this for me?" and he said, "Oh Heather, our little Phil's a bit of a Beatles fan,"' the singer told The Sunday Times . (more...)
Caitlyn Jenner first Kardashian clan member to speak
- October 16, 2016

Though the men didn't speak English, Kardashian begged for them to spare her life, offering her valuables in exchange for her livelihood. Mr Luc Poignant, a spokesman for a police officers' union, said the men locked her in a bathroom after tying her up with tape. (more...)
Trump goes on another Twitter rant against Clinton and the media Trump goes on another Twitter rant against Clinton and the media
- October 16, 2016

With eight women accusing Trump of unwanted kissing, groping or more, the NY businessman maintained his innocence and his denunciation of opponent Hillary Clinton and an worldwide media conspiracy aimed at denying him the White House. Mr. Obama drew a contrast between Mr. Trump and previous Republican presidential opponents, saying while he thought he would be a better president than them, he was not afraid of them becoming president. (more...)
New 'Rogue One' Trailer Has Daddy Issues and Darth Vader
- October 15, 2016

Gareth Edwards (2014's " Godzilla ") directs. Oh, and did we mention we're extra psyched that this film is the second Star Wars movie to feature a woman as the main protagonist? Speaking with Mon Mothma , one of the Rebel Alliance's leaders, Jyn is briefed about how her father is involved in the Death Star . (more...)
Women Who Accused Trump of Sexual Assault Women Who Accused Trump of Sexual Assault
- October 15, 2016

Trump also suggested the women who have come forward to accuse him were not physically attractive enough to merit his attention. Ivanka Trump , Donald Trump's daughter with his first wife and someone who had often vouched for her father's relationship with women, returned to the campaign trail on Thursday , though she was not asked about the current controversies embroiling his campaign. (more...)
Logo Orders Second Season of 'Finding Prince Charming' Logo Orders Second Season of 'Finding Prince Charming'
- October 14, 2016

Logo today announced it has greenlit a second season for FINDING PRINCE CHARMING, a new hit reality dating competition series that premiered in September. A reunion special will then follow on Thursday, November 10 at 9PM ET/PT, during which Bass will welcome back Sepulveda and his 13 suitors. Season one of " Finding Prince Charming " is now airing Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on Logo. (more...)
Martin Lawrence mourns Tommy Ford's death Martin Lawrence mourns Tommy Ford's death
- October 14, 2016

Though the family's spokeswoman Joy Pervis did not give the cause of his death, NBC reports that Ford suffered from a burst abdominal aneurysm and was placed on life support. The towering Ford, whose height was said to be 6-foot-4, was also a motivational speaker and a children's' book author. He was the Pope of Comedy on the TV One's show "Who's Got Jokes!" "Please respect the privacy of the Ford family during our time of grief". (more...)
Amanda Knox: What time and where to watch new murder trial documentary Amanda Knox: What time and where to watch new murder trial documentary
- October 14, 2016

In the runup to the documentary's release, Netflix, which is releasing the film Friday, ran dueling trailers , in one of which Knox is painted as innocent, in the other guilty. "No one had control over the editorial of the film", said McGinn . "It was very important to include that (in the film) and to make sure people remember that there's a human side to this story that has been forgotten in many ways". (more...)
Pence emerges in NC with praise, 'forgiveness' for Trump Pence emerges in NC with praise, 'forgiveness' for Trump
- October 13, 2016

Pence also hit back on the Hillary Clinton's latest hacked emails, quoting her comments to Wall Street investors in which she talks about having a "public and private position" in order to be politically successful. "I think it hurts a lot, and it changes the narrative". "Frankly, if we put microphones and smartphones in everybody's bedroom and everybody's living room and what people say at the dinner table, where would any of us stand", said Sharine Buchanan, a 39-year-old unemployed woman ... (more...)
Trump says Clinton "has to go to jail"
- October 13, 2016

The Times-Picayune/Lucid presidential poll is a non-probability survey based on more than 400 likely voters responding online each day. Trump claims the support of 76 percent of Republicans. Clinton opened up a strong lead due to the impact of "more of the undecideds - and some third party supporters - who are now coming off the fence are moving to Clinton". (more...)
Athletes respond to Donald Trump's 'locker room talk' defense of taped comments
- October 13, 2016

Brady, who has said he considers Trump a close friend, generated headlines past year when he said it would be "great" if Trump became president. "Certainly I'm not proud of it". But not every Hoosier is willing to give Trump a pass on the infraction. "I better use some Tic Tacs in case I start kissing her", Trump said in the recording after spotting one of the show's actresses. (more...)
Trump targets Clinton's health in new ad
- October 13, 2016

The ad uses images of Clinton coughing, being helped after tripping on a stairway and footage of her nearly falling as the Secret Service escorted her from last month's 9/11 memorial service. 'Hillary Clinton failed every single time as Secretary of State. CNN has reached out to the Clinton campaign for comment and not yet received a response. (more...)
Trump denies he bragged about sexual assault. He's lying Trump denies he bragged about sexual assault. He's lying
- October 13, 2016

On a bus headed to the set of the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in 2005, Donald Trump was secretly recorded saying he was drawn like a magnet to handsome women. "You know, I'm automatically attracted to handsome women - I just start kissing them, it's like a magnet". It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. (more...)