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Patton Oswalt is engaged to actress Meredith Salenger Patton Oswalt is engaged to actress Meredith Salenger
- July 07, 2017

Meredith posted an Instagram pic of the engagement ring on Thursday morning, gushing that she's the "luckiest happiest girl in the universe". "I put the ring in a marzipan [Star Wars] Slave I replica and said, 'Will you be my Padawan of Love?' She maced me but said yes later", he joked . (more...)
Rob Kardashian's Instagram Gets Shut Down After Blac Chyna Rants Rob Kardashian's Instagram Gets Shut Down After Blac Chyna Rants
- July 07, 2017

But Kardashian then moved over Twitter , where he posted semi-nude photos of Chyna , claiming they were taken after surgery he paid for following the birth of their daughter. This went on for several hours as Kardashian would re-post images after Instagram had taken them down. Blac Chyna's side piece is now ready to tell-all about their affair. (more...)
Jay-Z's '4:44: Album Goes Certified Platinum Within a Week Jay-Z's '4:44: Album Goes Certified Platinum Within a Week
- July 06, 2017

Kelly . Piracy-tracking firm Muso published its estimates yesterday, claiming that in the first 72 hours after release , "4.44" was downloaded just over 972k times from piratical sources, with almost 56% of those downloads happening in the US. (more...)
Canada gives $10M, apology to former Guantanamo prisoner Canada gives $10M, apology to former Guantanamo prisoner
- July 05, 2017

Mr. Khadr's lawyer, Dennis Edney has been seeking a formal apology and $20-million in compensation from the Trudeau government for the alleged abuse and neglect of Mr. In 2008, the United Nations Children's Fund said charging Khadr for war crimes, "in particular in front of a military commission not equipped to meet the required standards, would set a risky precedent for the protection of hundreds of thousands of children who find themselves unwittingly involved in conflict around the world", ... (more...)
Kanye West Splits With Jay Z's Tidal Over $3M Kanye West Splits With Jay Z's Tidal Over $3M
- July 04, 2017

West's lawyer sent a letter to the company one month ago claiming the contract would be terminated because Tidal was in breach. Kanye West , who is a co-owner of Jay-Z's Tidal , has reportedly left the company following a dispute over an unpaid bonus. (more...)
Summer of the Lionel Messi murals continues with NY artwork Summer of the Lionel Messi murals continues with NY artwork
- July 03, 2017

Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo greet the press after their civil wedding ceremony at the City Center Rosario Hotel & Casino on Friday. Over 250 guests , including the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's high profile Barcelona teammate Gerard Piqué and his wife Shakira , are expected to attend the event which comes just six days after the footballer's 30th birthday. (more...)
Olivia de Havilland Sues FX & Ryan Murphy Over 'Feud' Portrayal Olivia de Havilland Sues FX & Ryan Murphy Over 'Feud' Portrayal
- July 03, 2017

De Havilland , who is the only living person portrayed in the FX series, was played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the show. De Havilland's attorneys say this is a false representation of their client, explaining how de Havilland spent her career "specifically refusing to engage in gossip mongering about other actors in order to generate media attention for herself". (more...)
Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather share training videos Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather share training videos
- July 02, 2017

Just take a look at the differences in these two Instagram videos that were released this week, one from each fighter. But there's nearly no chance McGregor can win, and after both posted training videos this week, it's easy to see why. "And then it is bad because we all look like mugs, do you know what I mean?" So easily that it won't even be a fight worth watching. Still not convinced? Here's Manny Pacquiao, who has firsthand experience of what Mayweather can do in the ring. (more...)
Elon Musk's first tunnel should be up and running next week Elon Musk's first tunnel should be up and running next week
- July 02, 2017

His newest project, known as The Boring Company , has officially started digging under the city. According to Musk, the first elevator for the electric sled could be operational by as soon as next week. Musk has said that The Boring Company occupies a tiny fraction of his time vs. his work with SpaceX and Tesla , but he's clearly now very hyped on the idea of subterranean solutions. (more...)
Doctor opens fire in Bronx-Lebanon Hospital; gunman dead Doctor opens fire in Bronx-Lebanon Hospital; gunman dead
- July 01, 2017

The shooter has been identified as Dr. Henry Michael Bello, a 45-year-old family medicine doctor formerly employed at the hospital, according to sources. "Active shooting in Bronx Leb". The New York Daily News, however, cited a tweet from the NYPD Special Operations Division saying the shooter is believed to be dressed all in black. (more...)
End of an era for Paddington Bear, after creator dies age 91 End of an era for Paddington Bear, after creator dies age 91
- June 29, 2017

The books alone were a worldwide phenomenon. selling more than 35 million copies . HaperCollins released the latest Paddington story, " Paddington's Finest Hour ", in April. In creating the initially homeless Paddington , Bond drew on memories of the refugees and evacuees who streamed through British train stations before and after World War II, seeking security in safer places. (more...)
Keshia Knight Pulliam's last-ditch defense of Cosby Keshia Knight Pulliam's last-ditch defense of Cosby
- June 28, 2017

The first prosecutor to review the case in 2005 passed on it. Judge O'Neill denied Cosby's lawyers a chance to call Jackson as a witness, saying that her testimony was hearsay. She woke up on the couch early in the morning with her clothes disheveled, she said. "I wanted to to what I would have wanted to receive". Cosby testified under oath more than a decade ago as part of Constand's civil suit against him. (more...)
Exclusive Interview: Ansel Elgort explains why he joined 'Baby Driver' Exclusive Interview: Ansel Elgort explains why he joined 'Baby Driver'
- June 26, 2017

When Wright first started fanatically listening to the lead track off the band's " Orange " album in 1995, the British writer-director had a vision that has culminated, more than two decades later, with his new film, " Baby Driver ". "Sometimes the choreography is more obvious and sometimes it's subtle but it's always sort of there". They compliment and clash with each other in seamless ways. (more...)
Greater Noida Set To Get It's First Airport Greater Noida Set To Get It's First Airport
- June 25, 2017

Thanking the central government for the in-principle approval by the Civil Aviation Ministry for the project, the Health Minister said the Uttar Pradesh government had identified 3,000 hectares of land for the proposed airport. Choubey said. There will be one runway in the first phase. He added that the airport will cater to 30-50 million passengers per year in next 10-15 years. (more...)
Josh Peck Reportedly 'Hurt' by Drake Bell's Wedding Tweets Josh Peck Reportedly 'Hurt' by Drake Bell's Wedding Tweets
- June 24, 2017

As if you haven't talked about Drake Bell and Josh Peck enough this week already, Drake's fans are all up on Josh's Instagram after Drake called him out on Twitter for not inviting him to his recent wedding . In another now-deleted tweet , Bell wrote "I'll miss ya brotha", also posting a pic of himself and Peck during happier days. Bell and Peck worked together from 2004 to 2007 on " Drake & Josh ". (more...)
'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped 'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped
- June 23, 2017

Bill Cosby told the mother of the woman who has accused him of sexual assault that he was a "sick man" and apologized, the mother testified on Wednesday at the comedian's criminal trial. At another point, Cosby invited her back to his home to talk about Temple basketball and about her career . Her testimony continued to say she had trouble standing up after taking the pills and that Cosby led her to the couch to lie down and gave her a pillow before she became unconscious. (more...)
Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico
- June 23, 2017

Cindy has top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and the storm is presently stationary in the Gulf. The center of Tropical Storm Cindy was located about 250 miles from the coast of Louisiana, with peak winds of 45 mph. He said the Escatawpa River, at 15 feet (4.5 meters), would typically be lower than 3 feet (1 meter) at this time of year. Tropical Storm Bret has unleashed heavy flooding, knocked out power and ripped off several roofs in some areas of Trinidad &Tobago as it swirls ... (more...)
How the 'Wonder Woman' box office gross compares to other superhero movies How the 'Wonder Woman' box office gross compares to other superhero movies
- June 22, 2017

Well as it turns out, while Gadot is contracted for a follow-up as part of her overall DCEU deal, Jenkins isn't quite that official yet when it comes to her involvement in Wonder Woman 2 . Wonder Woman is breaking box office records left, right and center, and is well on its way to surpassing the $1.229 billion earned by The Fate of the Furious . (more...)
Trump Calls Warmbier's Death A 'total disgrace'
- June 21, 2017

The Hamilton County coroner's office in OH said Tuesday morning that they are investigating Warmbier's death. It said his medical records from an air ambulance service that brought him to OH and from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was hospitalized until his death Monday, have been reviewed, and the treating physicians have been interviewed extensively. (more...)
'Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday 'Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday
- June 20, 2017

Many commented on the fact that Kate had dressed little Charlotte in pink and wore the same pink, as do many makeup suits matching their daughters. As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events . The Buckingham Palace statement issued by Queen Elizabeth said: "In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies". (more...)