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Halimah Yacob set to become Singapore's first female president

Halimah Yacob set to become Singapore's first female president That means she's likely to become president-elect after nominations close on Wednesday , and take her oath of office on Thursday . Singaporeans on Tuesday poured scorn on the process to select their new president, an establishment figure, deemed the only eligible candidate, meaning no election will be held. [Full Article...]

With 7.4 million without power, utility workers get respect

With 7.4 million without power, utility workers get respect A small army of Florida Power and Light employees has been working to restore power in the state since Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc Sunday, but customers on the west coast will have to wait longer than others - up to as late as September 22. [Full Article...]

Apple TV Goes 4K

Apple TV Goes 4K Apple has announced that it has partnered with various Hollywood studios like Sony Pictures, Universal, and 20th Century Fox to bring awesome 4K content to iTunes. Interestingly, Apple's specs page doesn't mention a USB-C port on the Apple TV 4K, which leads me to wonder how developers are supposed to interact with it. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors ask judge to toss out Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt case

Prosecutors ask judge to toss out Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt case The U.S. Justice Department said in a court filing it agreed with Arpaio's attorneys who argued the lawman's conviction and the 14-page ruling should be voided, arguing the case and any punitive effect from it are mooted by the pardon. He defended the pardon by saying Arpaio had "done a great job for the people of Arizona". US District Judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix is scheduled to hear arguments... [Full Article...]

Sir Peter Hall, Groundbreaking British Director, Dies at 86

Sir Peter Hall, Groundbreaking British Director, Dies at 86 The BBC will pay tribute to Sir Peter Hall on BBC4 and BBC2 with a special documentary celebrating the life of the celebrated director. His Broadway work included two Tony Award wins, for directing the original production of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming (1967), a Royal Shakespeare Company transfer, and Peter Shaffer's Amadeus (1980), transferred from the Royal National Theatre , where he ... [Full Article...]

Celebrity Homes Smack Dab In Hurricane Irma's Path

Celebrity Homes Smack Dab In Hurricane Irma's Path The crane's arm is now dangling over a high-rise under construction in downtown Miami . "All we care about is the safety of everyone right now", the building's developer, PMG, said in a statement. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm. The city urged residents who did not leave to at least ride out the hurricane in the interior portion of th... [Full Article...]

Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian's Low-Key Dream Kardashian Battle Sparks Controversy

Blac Chyna & Rob Kardashian's Low-Key Dream Kardashian Battle Sparks Controversy DCFS had opened an investigation into Blac Chyna and her alleged drug use before her split from Rob in March of this year. BC hit back and claimed that Rob was physically and emotional abusive, and now they're due in court on September 18 to hash out a custody agreement. [Full Article...]

Watch Gigi Hadid Walk The Runway In Just One Shoe

Watch Gigi Hadid Walk The Runway In Just One Shoe Like a pro, Gigi imitated the heel height of her left shoe by walking on the tip of her toes. When it came time for the finale, when Gigi would walk the runway again with the show's other models, the older Hadid sister had the ideal fix for her lost shoe. [Full Article...]

The full trailer for The Disaster Artist is just superb

The full trailer for The Disaster Artist is just superb But in Hollywood, a group of stars championed the movie, showing their appreciation for the effort that went into making the indie and applauding Wiseau's unique filmmaking choices. Dave Franco plays Sestero in the film. "He didn't see it until SXSW", Franco explained, "and we were unsure of what he was going to think, especially because he said, [mimicking Wiseau's accent] "Greg book only 40 p... [Full Article...]

'It' shatters the weekend box office records despite threats from Hurricane Irma

'It' shatters the weekend box office records despite threats from Hurricane Irma In recent years New Line has had a run of successful horror films including "The Conjuring " series and its " Annabelle " spin offs. The movie is expected to earn $60 million to $65 million by the end of the weekend and may be the silver lining to the rather slow box office. [Full Article...]

Amber Tamblyn claims James Woods hit on her when she was 16

Amber Tamblyn claims James Woods hit on her when she was 16 James did indeed begin dating actress Ashley Madison , the daughter of his friend, when she was 19 and stayed with her for seven years before splitting in 2013. "The first is illegal". - In July, Woods faced massive backlash, including from actor Neil Patrick Harris, when he compared an 8-year-old creative gender boy to a future serial killer. [Full Article...]

JJ Abrams to Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX' After Colin Trevorrow's Exit

JJ Abrams to Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX' After Colin Trevorrow's Exit If you include the Rogue One reshoots overseen by Tony Gilroy and not the original director Gareth Edwards, this latest shakeup is the fourth time that Disney has run into problems with its Star Wars directors. "So, no, I'm not really thinking about that right now", Johnson said . Prior reports suggested The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was being eyed to helm Episode IX , the ... [Full Article...]

Aditya Pancholi's Wife, Zarina Wahab, Says Kangana Never Approached Her For Help

Aditya Pancholi's Wife, Zarina Wahab, Says Kangana Never Approached Her For Help But Sooraj's father has declared war against the actress who recently said that Aditya used to keep her under house arrest and exploited her to the extent that she had file an FIR against him. She also said that she has no reason to be fearful now because if she will be fearful now, she will continue being fearful for the rest of her life. Kangana has been at the centre of a storm for the past t... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court notice to Centre, Haryana on Gurugaon student murder

Supreme Court notice to Centre, Haryana on Gurugaon student murder A day after the murder of Pradyuman, a seven-year-old Class 2 student, by Ashok Kumar, a bus conductor at Ryan International School , Sohna Road, Gurugram, in the school's washroom, parents mounted pressure on the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) to act against the school. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma leaves Florida 'powerless', moves north

Hurricane Irma leaves Florida 'powerless', moves north Forecasters said it could hit the heavily populated Tampa-St. Florida Gov Rick Scott said people fleeing could drive slowly in the shoulder lane on highways. Images out of Polk County, Florida shows the devastation occurring as first responders attempted to go out into the storm. "Shingles are coming off". [Full Article...]

Bob Dylan announces Salt Lake performance with Mavis Staples

Bob Dylan announces Salt Lake performance with Mavis Staples The singer-songwriter and His Band - proper noun, thank you - announced a 21-date U.S tour. on Monday that kicks off October 13 and concludes November 16. The setlist will include songs from his latest album along with many of his signature tunes. The tour starts in Valley Center, California, and ends in Boston. [Full Article...]

Lawsuit over copyright for monkey's selfies settled

Lawsuit over copyright for monkey's selfies settled The story of the selfie began in 2011 when Mr Slater traveled to Sulawesi, Indonesia, and spent a week taking pictures of macaques. The ubiquity of the photos activated lawful activity after Mr Slater solicited Wikipedia to bring down one from the photos which it had distributed without his consent. [Full Article...]

Daughter of Coronation Street actor found dead at music festival

Daughter of Coronation Street actor found dead at music festival Just five days ago, the Taggart actor posted a photo on Instagram of Louella making her final preparations for the Dorset music festival. "Following the discovery of the woman's body we have now launched an investigation into her death", inspector Sarah Derbyshire told the Guardian . [Full Article...]

Daniel Dae Kim Takes Ed Skrein's Role For Hellboy

Daniel Dae Kim Takes Ed Skrein's Role For Hellboy After Ed Skrein left the Hellboy reboot amidst claims of whitewashing, there was a scramble to find someone who could replace him in the role of Major Ben Daimio . As of now, all we know is that Stranger Things star David Harbour is playing the titular role in Hellboy , and Game of Thrones helmer Neil Marshall is on the director's chair. [Full Article...]

Kid Rock: 'Pretty amusing how scared I have them'

Kid Rock: 'Pretty amusing how scared I have them' He also stood by his criticism of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who, during numerous pre-game performances of national anthem, famously took the knee in protest against police discrimination. Despite claiming he's not officially in the running, the rapper seemingly gave his first campaign speech last Wednesday (September 6), during his concert at Grand Rapids in MI. [Full Article...]


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