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Toronto sisters accused of extortion and cyberbullying in Nigeria Toronto sisters accused of extortion and cyberbullying in Nigeria
- December 29, 2016

According to the news site Politics Nigeria , sisters Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are accused of trying to blackmail the billionaire by claiming they had evidence of businessman Femi Otedola cheating on his wife that they would post on a notorious sex-scandal website. (more...)
Kardashians, Jenners at Christmas party 2016 Kardashians, Jenners at Christmas party 2016
- December 28, 2016

Christmas 2016 may be over but when we talk about the New Year's Eve party, we cannot help but think of the one organized by the Kardashian family. Star magazine has reported that Kris wants to offer Blac some 4 million pounds to leave her newborn behind and leave the Kardashians forever. (more...)
Run the Jewels drop RTJ3 three weeks early as a Christmas surprise Run the Jewels drop RTJ3 three weeks early as a Christmas surprise
- December 27, 2016

Listen right here, or through your own streaming music provider of choice. If that's not enough Run the Jewels , you can also check out Killer Mike and El-P in this new clip from Portlandia . RTJ3 remains, as previously planned, free to download from their website or streamed on US Spotify , Apple Music , and "anywhere digital music is avail". (more...)
Mohammed Shami under fire for picture with wife
- December 27, 2016

Soon, he was not just trolled but also abused by some over the outfit of his wife. What attracted the ire is the Hasin's dressing- 'A sleeveless gown'. Shami hails from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and is among India's leading fast bowlers. He showed support for his wife and stated that it was better for people to live their lives rather than pry their noses into other people's business. (more...)
Russian Military Plane, With 92 Aboard, Crashes Into Black Sea Russian Military Plane, With 92 Aboard, Crashes Into Black Sea
- December 26, 2016

Russian president Vladimir Putin has been informed of the crash. Russia's transport minister said investigators were looking into an "entire spectrum" of possible reasons the crash occurred, including the possibility of a terror attack. The ministry told agencies there was no sign of any survivors at the crash site and that four bodies had been recovered off the coast of the resort city of Sochi, after authorities launched a frantic search operation. (more...)
Chance the Rapper drops surprise Christmas mixtape with Jeremih Chance the Rapper drops surprise Christmas mixtape with Jeremih
- December 26, 2016

The Grammy-nominated rapper has released his new project Merry Christmas Lil' Mama, with the help of longtime collaborator Jeremih . Listen to Merry Christmas Lil' Mama - here. Comedian Hannibal Buress and rappers Noname and Lud Foe all lend guest vocals to the mixtape, which was released to SoundCloud early Thursday morning. (more...)
Happy Holidays From PickupTrucks.com Happy Holidays From PickupTrucks.com
- December 26, 2016

It's Christmas Eve and if we've heard correctly our friend Santa is out starting to make his deliveries. Never once do I remember stressing out about how someone greeted me during the season. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year Ahead. Here we had to get some awesome wishes, SMS, and quotes for Merry Christmas which will help you to greet your loved ones. (more...)
Star Wars' Carrie Fisher has mid-air heart attack Star Wars' Carrie Fisher has mid-air heart attack
- December 25, 2016

United Airlines later released a statement confirming that medical crew were dispatched to Flight 935 from London after a passenger became unresponsive. In the book, she revealed that she and co-star Harrison Ford had a three month fling, confirming all of the film's fan theories. A few passengers, who were on Carrie's flight, also took to social media to share what they saw. (more...)
"Assassin's Creed" Here's what critics are saying about anticipated movie
- December 24, 2016

However, surprisingly enough, Assassin's Creed ends up being a video game adaptation that fans and newcomers can appreciate in equal measures. Certainly it boasts the most intimidating pedigree of any video game movie; all three of its leads have been nominated for or won Academy Awards. (more...)
"Rogue One" brings change to "Star Wars" franchise
- December 23, 2016

So, yeah, it's not exactly equal between them. But the moment that fate chose to put the story in Rey's hands, the moment she's given a chance to escape the conditions she's known her entire life, she takes it. Jyn joins Daisy Ridley's Rey as a strong female lead - a dire need in the genre. Furthermore, on the battlefield, they are perfectly equal. " Rogue One " comes across somewhat, though possibly unintentionally, as an anti-war movie and for this critic, it succeeds at creating a ... (more...)
Charlie Puth Just Broke Up with Bella Thorne on Twitter
- December 23, 2016

Like we said, we weren't aware of how much Bella hate was floating around social media until her love life blew up in her face. Bella Thorne got herself in some brand new social media trouble. "No one should have their heart messed with like this, and I'm not going to be in the middle of it", he wrote. The See You Again hitmaker turned heads on Sunday (18Dec16) when he stepped out with singer/actress Bella in Miami, Florida and put on an amorous display in public, with one image ... (more...)
Iconic Vogue Italia Editor Franca Sozzani Dies at 66 Iconic Vogue Italia Editor Franca Sozzani Dies at 66
- December 23, 2016

Wintour writes, "Franca and I found ourselves falling into a friendship that I am so happy and honored to say sustained itself for 30 years". Sozzani was appointed editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia in 1988 and has since led the publication through boundary-breaking editorials that used fashion to tackle cultural issues like racial inequality, domestic violence and society's obsession with plastic surgery. (more...)
Remains Found in Luzerne County are Teenage Homicide Victim
- December 23, 2016

The mother of a teenage girl who went missing in July has been charged with child endangerment and obstruction in what is now a Pennsylvania homicide investigation. According to an affidavit, Sarah Packer stopped communicating with police a month after reporting her daughter missing. Her mother reported her missing a week later, but never followed up on a promise to drop off photos of the girl, police said. (more...)
Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx's luxury getaway was as discreet as their relationship
- December 20, 2016

It was supposed to be a short trip in order to celebrate the actress's birthday. Holmes then shared two selfies with Suri , and the twinning pair could not look more adorable as they cheesed for the camera. However, they have been spotted out together on a number of occasions since and it was previously thought the actress was warming to the idea of going public with the unlikely romance. (more...)
Arizona Cardinals trail Saints 24-20 at halftime
- December 20, 2016

It was a game in which the offenses left lasting impressions, especially New Orleans' (six touchdowns and 488 yards, including four touchdown passes and 389 passing yards on a 37-for-48 performance by Brees). Palmer was 28 of 40 for 318 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Although the Cardinals did look like they had a little more urgency at the end of the first half as quarterback Carson Palmer hit receiver J.J. (more...)
Zsa Zsa Gabor Dead at 99
- December 19, 2016

The actress was left partially paralyzed after a horrific auto accident in 2002. In January 2011, doctors were forced to amputate her right leg due to an untreated blood clot infection, leaving her bedridden and under the complete care of von Anhalt. (more...)
Jackman: pee on Ryan Reynold's Hollywood star Jackman: pee on Ryan Reynold's Hollywood star
- December 18, 2016

I asked one last time sort of like the groom standing at the alter, 'Will you please be my wife?' and they said they couldn't pull the trigger on Deadpool. One excited fan tweeted: " BLAKE LIVELY AND RYAN REYNOLDS ARE JUST FAMILY GOALS AF", while another described them as "actual perfection", and a third just wrote: "CANNOT DEAL". (more...)
'Dunkirk' Trailer's Harry Styles Moment Causes A Stir On Twitter 'Dunkirk' Trailer's Harry Styles Moment Causes A Stir On Twitter
- December 18, 2016

The rescue effort was undertaken by the British Navy, as well as hundreds of small fishing and pleasure boats pressed into service between May 26th and June 4th, 1940. The film appears to be more straightforward than Nolan's recent work, that has relied heavily on twists and heady concepts. Fighting to keep a wounded soldier silent and gasping for breath as he's submerged beneath the waves, Styles's talents are showcased in a way we've certainly never seen before. (more...)
Fed raises key interest rate and foresees 3 hikes in 2017 Fed raises key interest rate and foresees 3 hikes in 2017
- December 17, 2016

The central bank said in a statement after its latest policy meeting that it's raising its benchmark rate by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent. David Sowerby, portfolio manager for Loomis Sayles in Bloomfield Hills, said investors have seen even bigger action with small cap stocks, which have jumped 50% since market lows as of February 11 and 15% since Donald Trump was elected president on November 8. (more...)
National Geographic finally put a transgender girl on the cover National Geographic finally put a transgender girl on the cover
- December 17, 2016

Avery Jackson , who has campaigned for equality for years, is featured on the latest special issue of National Geographic . National Geographic is taking a historic step for transgender visibility. According to National Geographic , this gender-centric issue will spotlight articles about modern American standards of beauty, the quickly changing definition of masculinity, and the science behind gender identity to explore the cultural, social, biological, and personal aspects of gender. (more...)
Starbucks' New Holiday Drink: Fruitcake
- December 16, 2016

Inspired by classic holiday fruitcake, the drink consists of a hazelnut crème Frappuccino with dried fruit and cinnamon, plus whipped cream with caramel dots and matcha on top. Take, for example, the trio of Ugly Sweater Cookies - that is, gingerbread people with sweaters made of frosting. Starbucks Corporation is also offering another ugly Christmas sweater item that customers can buy. (more...)
Why Does Holiday Shopping Still Need Free Shipping Day? Why Does Holiday Shopping Still Need Free Shipping Day?
- December 16, 2016

We talked to Free Shipping Day spokesperson Kendal Perez. Merchants must offer free shipping on all orders and guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve for orders placed on December 16. It's natural to worry about absorbing delivery costs, particularly if you're a small retailer. Therefore, unless and until you can consistently assure online shoppers that they don't have to worry about shipping charges, you'll be at a competitive disadvantage. (more...)
Who else sang the anthem at presidential inaugurations? Who else sang the anthem at presidential inaugurations?
- December 16, 2016

It's going to be awesome", she said. It's not the first time Evancho has performed for a President, having sung for President Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C.in 2010. Since Donald Trump won the election, there have been questions as to who would be performing at the inauguration. Celebrity news website TMZ reported on Wednesday that Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli would also be singing at the January 20 ceremony, but there was no official confirmation. (more...)
United Nations Nixes Wonder Woman As Gender Equality Ambassador
- December 16, 2016

The appointment was tone deaf at a time when real women are fighting against sexual exploitation and abuse, and that there were plenty of real heroines that could be the face for gender equality, critics said. Release next year of a special-edition Wonder Woman comic book on the empowerment of women and girls, announced in October, is still planned, said Simmons. (more...)
Hackers stole data from 1 billion users accounts from Yahoo, company says
- December 15, 2016

Yahoo reported Wednesday that as many as one billion user accounts may have been stolen in a breach that happened in August 2013. Using outside forensic experts, Yahoo confirmed that this was user data but added that it had "not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft". (more...)
Robbie reteaming with Ayer for all-female DC movie Robbie reteaming with Ayer for all-female DC movie
- December 15, 2016

Harley Quinn sneaked in a quick kiss on Batman in "Suicide Squad" when he attempted to give Harley CPR after she and the Joker crashed a sports vehicle into the Gotham bay (the Joker escaped). While the movie as a whole wasn't received by fans and critics alike in the best ways, there's no denying the appeal of some of the characters Ayers introduced us to. (more...)
Star Trek Discovery Casts Three Klingons
- December 13, 2016

Latif is set to portray Kol, commanding officer of the Klingons and protégé of T'Kuvma. New to the final frontier - c'mon, you knew it would figure in there somewhere - are Shazad Latif , Chris Obi and Mary Chieffo. It was originally scheduled to debut in January. Exec producers include Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman , Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. (more...)
Amy Schumer anxious violent food poisoning would end her relationship Amy Schumer anxious violent food poisoning would end her relationship
- December 13, 2016

But she didn't mention one thing that I will: Let's not forget, like Schumer , Barbie is the ultimate Jewish-American girl, conceived by the Jewish designer and co-founder Ruth Handler (with her husband Elliot) of the Mattel Toy Company, and named and modeled after their daughter Barbara. (more...)
Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey to play Bridgestone
- December 13, 2016

Get ready to party all night long with Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey . While Richie and Carey haven't collaborated on any hit songs to date, Carey did cover Richie and Diana Ross" " Endless Love " with Luther Vandross , which generated quite a bit of success in the "90s. (more...)
Six inches of snow possible by Monday morning Six inches of snow possible by Monday morning
- December 12, 2016

Temperatures will rise throughout Sunday , from low to mid-20s into the low to mid-30s by Sunday evening, the advisory says. In Fowlerville, Michigan, a 40-car pileup Thursday on Interstate 96 killed at least three people. "Precipitation will taper to scattered areas of light snow or mixed precipitation by Monday afternoon". Areas south of Chicago will likely see less snow, with accumulations of 3 inches or less forecast. (more...)
Judge Reinhold arrested at Dallas airport checkpoint
- December 12, 2016

Actor Judge Reinhold has been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a confrontation with security agents at Dallas Love Field. TSA officials contacted Dallas Police at around 1:15 p.m. The actor's lawyers have disputed the allegations and said he successfully passed the Transportation Security Administration scanner and was stopped only after his bag raised an alarm, according to the Dallas Morning News . (more...)
Tom Holland Secretly Went to High School for 'Spider-Man' Tom Holland Secretly Went to High School for 'Spider-Man'
- December 11, 2016

Based on the success of the trailer released yesterday, Sony has now announced Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 for July 5th, 2019, according to Deadline . Charming, a good sense of humor and strong chemistry with Robert Downey Jr., he makes for a fantastic Peter Parker. We'll be seeing quite a bit of him in the next few years. (more...)
Oakland warehouse had not been inspected in 30 years Oakland warehouse had not been inspected in 30 years
- December 11, 2016

The city has always been hospitable to an underground art scene that flourished in its abandoned industrial warehouses and helped put it on the world's art map. Danielle Boudreaux, a neighbor and one-time friend of Almena and his wife, said that Almena told her around January 2015 that a fire official had recently visited the warehouse and "was breathing down" his neck. (more...)
Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice' Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice'
- December 11, 2016

Yes This Is Not A Dream will be paid an unspecified per-episode fee by MGM and not NBC . President-elect Donald Trump is moving closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, following a private meeting with the business leader. (more...)
Key Indian equity indices trade higher during early session Key Indian equity indices trade higher during early session
- December 11, 2016

The benchmark BSE Sensex ended the session up 52.90 points or 0.20 percent at 26,747.18, a one-month high. Risk appetite improved on the back of a rally in global markets after USA stocks hit new record on Thursday after the European Central Bank extended its massive stimulus programme beyond March though it scaled down the size of the purchase. (more...)
Kanye West Is Back on the Scene-With Blonde Hair
- December 10, 2016

According to Jonathan, the speculation Kim and Kanye are on the verge of a split is "so not true". Kanye West has made his first public appearance since his hospitalization for "temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration" in late November. (more...)
Tons of amusing stars can't make this Office Christmas Party worth attending Tons of amusing stars can't make this Office Christmas Party worth attending
- December 10, 2016

What happens eventually to all the partiers you can easily guess, but along the way are some humor and some tender moments. "She's strong and she's smart, and she is a real champion for the other [actors] in the movie too". Whether Office Christmas Party clears that very low bar depends on how generous you want to be-in this season of generosity-with the definition of "decent number" and "laughs". (more...)
The Wait Is Over: Here's the First 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Trailer The Wait Is Over: Here's the First 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Trailer
- December 10, 2016

In the trailer, there's definitely a reminder that Spider-Man is returning to his roots in Homecoming with a comedic touch felt throughout the 2:17 clip, something also featured in multiple Spider-Man-based TV shows and comics. Spider-Man isn't acting alone anymore. The upgraded costume includes something not yet seen on any cinematic Spider-Man -- the teenager's web slinger exhibiting similar wings under his arm, named as the web wings, Yahoo reported. (more...)
Sisters Scalded to Death in Notorious Landlord's Bronx Building Sisters Scalded to Death in Notorious Landlord's Bronx Building
- December 10, 2016

Describing the apartment as a "loving household", de Blasio vowed a full and thorough investigation, but also indicated the radiator explosion was an unprecedented accident. New York City is experiencing the worst crisis in homelessness since the Great Depression. The other families at the apartment were moved to other shelters. (more...)
Taylor Swift Tops iTunes Charts Yet Again: 'That Escalated Quickly'
- December 09, 2016

One fan tweeted: "I JUST HAD A WEIRD NIGHTMARE AND NOW I COME BACK AND THERES A ZAYN AND TAYLOR SWIFT COLLAB AM I STILL DREAMING". Watch the video posted by Swift below. Antonoff co-wrote three songs with Swift for her smash album "1989", including "Out of the Woods". Fifty Shades Darker , the sequel to the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey , stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. (more...)