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Trevor Hoffman voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Trevor Hoffman voted into Baseball Hall of Fame Vladimir Guerrero (.318/.379/.553 with 449 homers) inexplicably fell short in his ballot debut past year at 71.7%, but he has netted more than 40 new votes from the returning electorate and easily will clear the barrier. Guerrero was elected in his second try. The other option would be the Montreal Expos, Guerrero's team for his first eight seasons. Next year is the last of Martinez's 10 years on... [Full Article...]

MSNBC host destroys Trump for staying silent on Kentucky school shooting Video

MSNBC host destroys Trump for staying silent on Kentucky school shooting Video A 911 emergency call was placed soon after and first responders were at the scene by 8.06am, said Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. "If you have children, my first thought was, when they said some people got killed, and people were injured, was like, oh, my gosh", said Calipari. [Full Article...]

Smith of the Fall Dead at 60

Smith of the Fall Dead at 60 Smith , the frontman of The Fall has passed away. The manager, Pam Vander, did not reveal further details as she announced his death on Twitter but said a full statement would come later. The Fall had cancelled several gigs previous year because Smith was suffering from what Ms Vander described as "bizarre and rare medical issues". The famously temperamental singer was the only consis... [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian Shows off Son Saint to Snapchat

Kim Kardashian Shows off Son Saint to Snapchat The same week, "Power" star La La Anthony caught some backlash with her reaction to Chi's name. Kardashian also uses Bloom Coco Stylwood Bouncer with organic seat pad and a pink baby bottle from Comotomo as two of her other favorites. [Full Article...]

Cent sitting on £5 million Bitcoin fortune

Cent sitting on £5 million Bitcoin fortune Rapper and actor 50 Cent realized this week that he had a stack of bitcoin in storage from a few years ago. According to TMZ's sources, Animal Ambition made about 700 bitcoin in sales, or over $400,000. The musician, who filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in 2015, is now worth $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth . Jackson filed for bankruptcy in 2015 citing d... [Full Article...]

Meryl Streep Joining Big Little Lies for Season 2

Meryl Streep Joining Big Little Lies for Season 2 Acting royalty and three-time Oscar victor Meryl Streep is joining the cast for Season 2 of HBO's moody Monterey-set drama series. When HBO revealed they were definitely moving ahead with Big Little Lies Season 2, even the most excited of Monterey mothers would not dare to hope that they'd have royalty coming for a visit to their schools. [Full Article...]

Payment Processor Stripe to End Support for Bitcoin Transactions

Payment Processor Stripe to End Support for Bitcoin Transactions This, in turn, has led to an increase in the failure rate of transactions denominated in fiat currencies. "For a regular bitcoin transaction, a fee of tens of U.S. But the virtual currency was now "better-suited to being an asset than being a means of exchange", it said. Carlo said it may even be possible that bitcoin itself may become viable for payments again in the future. [Full Article...]

Award-winning Sci-fi Author Ursula K. Le Guin Dies At 88

Award-winning Sci-fi Author Ursula K. Le Guin Dies At 88 Le Guin was known for writing science fiction and fantasy with a feminist sensibility and attained popularity for books such as The Left Hand of Darkness , a science fiction classic that is set on a planet called Gethen where everyone is ambisexual, and the Earthsea series. [Full Article...]

'Logan' lone NM-shot film to get Oscars nod

'Logan' lone NM-shot film to get Oscars nod At the Golden Globes , five men were nominated for best director . His latest film, already the victor of three big awards , has swept the Academy Awards nominations with a total of 13. His performance as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist was terrific, but the recent accusations of sexual misconduct may have tarnished his chances. [Full Article...]

Here's how you can watch Kobe Bryant's Oscar-nominated 'Dear Basketball' film

Here's how you can watch Kobe Bryant's Oscar-nominated 'Dear Basketball' film The animated short is based on a poem Bryant wrote for The Players' Tribune in 2015 under the same name. When he received his nomination, Bryant thanked The Academy on Twitter, calling the recognition "beyond the realm of imagination". Bryant, who played in his last National Basketball Association game in April 2016, had both his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys retired by the Lakers in a ceremony at ... [Full Article...]

A Vigil For a Burned Down Taco Bell Drew 100 People

A Vigil For a Burned Down Taco Bell Drew 100 People James told the Montgomery Advertiser the idea came from her roommate, Russell Dowis. Customers who adored their local Taco Bell held a candlelight vigil at the parking lot next door to the beloved establishment. Officials said the fire occurred after " a small room holding electrical distribution equipment " went up in flames. In a statement, the owners of the outlet said that they were " ov... [Full Article...]

James Franco shut out of Oscar nominations

James Franco shut out of Oscar nominations Franco's accusers include four former students from his Studio 4 film school. Washington contended for Best Supporting Actor for that film, in which he played Steve Biko , a real-life South African anti-apartheid activist who was killed at age 30 after being held as a political prisoner. [Full Article...]

Oscars: All the Oscar-nominated movies on Netflix

Oscars: All the Oscar-nominated movies on Netflix Leading the charge, Rachel Morrison has received the first nomination for a female cinematographer for her work in Mudbound . She's the first person ever to be nominated for a performance (best supporting actress ) and original song ( Mighty River ) in the same year, for the same film. [Full Article...]

WWE releases cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore amid sexual assault allegations

WWE releases cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore amid sexual assault allegations The victim said that she was passed out on the sofa and although she tried to refuse Amore's advances, he restrained her and then proceeded to force himself on her. This afternoon, the organization announced it has come to terms on the superstar's release. Amore had been with WWE since 2012 and was a two-time cruiserweight champion . [Full Article...]

Shahid, Deepika & Ranveer thank Akshay for shifting 'Padman' to Feb 9

Shahid, Deepika & Ranveer thank Akshay for shifting 'Padman' to Feb 9 Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh today moved the Supreme Court seeking recall of its January 18 order by which controversial Bollywood movie " Padmaavat' was allowed to be released in theatres across India on January 25". Story-wise, the film being a tragic love story gave enough space to both the actors to exhibit their range of performance. He said there is no clarity who will distribute the film... [Full Article...]

Why Best Director Is the Most Important Oscar Category This Year

Why Best Director Is the Most Important Oscar Category This Year Barry Jenkins, " Moonlight " (2016) • Jenkins' underdog indie pulled off a major upset, beating front-runner " La La Land " for Best Picture . To put this aspect into perspective, it's the equivalent of Nolan getting nominated for Following, Paul Thomas Anderson for Hard Eight (his only nomination to date was for There Will Be Blood ) and del Toro getting a nod for Mexican chiller Cronos . [Full Article...]

Kate Middleton's reason for having a home birth

Kate Middleton's reason for having a home birth During Kate's emotive address to the school, she touched on the importance of children speaking up about their mental health in a bid to banish the stigma that still surrounds it, and to "avoid problems that are much more challenging" in adulthood. [Full Article...]

City celebrates Eagles' NFC Championship win

City celebrates Eagles' NFC Championship win By greasing up the city's light poles so fans won't be able to climb them. "So this was definitely one of those games where we wanted to keep our foot on the pedal for as long as we could do it and send everybody a message of who we are". [Full Article...]

Metal legends Slayer announce exit with farewell world tour

Metal legends Slayer announce exit with farewell world tour As fans await with baited breath the details for their last ever chance at seeing the band on a live tour, Slayer reveal that support for the North American leg will include Lamb of God , Anthrax , Behemoth and Testament . The band has announced the dates for what is billed as its final world tour. The promotional video now only mentions North American dates being announcement imminently, b... [Full Article...]

People Evacuated, Stations Closed after Gas Leak in Central London

People Evacuated, Stations Closed after Gas Leak in Central London Witnesses told Sky News there was "chaos" as doormen ordered clubbers to leave the busy venue in the early hours. The London fire detachment said that very almost 1,500 individuals were taken to security as firefighters helped police at a burst gas fundamental in Craven Street, off the Strand, near Trafalgar Square. [Full Article...]


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