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Arts&Culture 'Beauty and the Beast' Breaks Records Despite Homophobic Backlash
Author: 0 'Beauty and the Beast' Breaks Records Despite Homophobic Backlash

Walt Disney Co.'s " Beauty and the Beast " will open in Malaysia later this month without removing gay scenes as demanded by local censorship authorities. In addition to sharing a leading lady, Beauty and the Beast and Deathly Hallows also shared a similar audience: women. Beauty 's audience was roughly 60 percent female this weekend.

Author: 0 'Ghost in the Shell' is a hollow experience

While much of this is clearly done with computer generated imagery, Dykstra reveals that practical costumes, makeup and mechanical effects were mixed in for The Major's and many other characters' presentations. We get the impression that Major was built for action, but " Ghost in the Shell " only seasons its cyber-noir plot with occasional bursts of CGI dramatics.

Author: 0 Bob Dylan accepts his Literature Nobel Prize at last

It should be noted that Dylan had declined to attend the traditional Nobel Prize ceremony which is held on December 10 stating other prior commitments. "It went very well indeed", he said, describing Dylan as "a very nice, kind man". The first songwriter to receive the prestigious award, Dylan has joined a celebrated group of laureates including Thomas Mann, Samuel Beckett, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Doris Lessing.

Arts&Culture Tyra Banks Tosses Age Limit for Next Season of 'ANTM'
Author: 0 Tyra Banks Tosses Age Limit for Next Season of 'ANTM'

She added: "You want to audition for "America's Next Top Model"? ". He concluded, "She infused this new iteration of ANTM with passion and creativity and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors". 'I don't care how old you are, honey, ' the runway queen told her fans in a video posted to Twitter . This has always been a passion of mine. Want to be "America's Next Top Model"? In March, Banks announced she would take back the role she originated in addition to hosting " ...

Author: 0 Brazil becomes first team to qualify, Argentina struggles

According to reports from BBC Sport , Brazil has sealed its place to compete in Russian Federation for the World Cup finals next year. Brazil's Diego (left) and Neymar are all smiles at a training session before their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Paraguay.

Arts&Culture Derrick Rose to have knee surgery, miss rest of season
Author: 0 Derrick Rose to have knee surgery, miss rest of season

Rose's most serious injury came in April 2012 when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee near the end of Chicago's playoff opener. He played in 130 of 164 games the past two seasons - averaging 18.0 points and 4.4 assists in 2016-17 - after missing 212 of 312 the previous four years with the Bulls.

Author: 0 Bob Dylan receives Nobel Prize in literature in Sweden

Dylan must deliver a Nobel lecture by June, or forfeit the $927,740 prize, though he will still be considered the laureate. He is expected to give a taped version of the lecture at a later date. While Danius, a fervent Dylan fan, has defended her choice and that of her peers, Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, author of "Trainspotting", mocked the prize "awarded by senile hippies".

Arts&Culture WIN Curzon tickets to box office hit Beauty And The Beast
Author: 0 WIN Curzon tickets to box office hit Beauty And The Beast

In today's dollars and in the comparable suite of markets, Beauty and the Beast is running 35 percent ahead of The Jungle Book, 96 percent ahead of Alice In Wonderland, 100 percent ahead of Maleficent and 148 percent ahead of Cinderella. The company has already announced remakes of The Lion King , Aladdin , and The Little Mermaid , and probably has others in the works that are still waiting to be announced.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police: London attacker acted alone, motive may remain a mystery

Detectives are continuing to search two homes in Birmingham and another in East London linked to the attacker, after completing others elsewhere in London , Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton, Surrey and Camarthenshire in Wales. Adrian Baker, 51, who has lived in Northiam for 25 years, said Elms was known as a "troubled" character. Thousands of items, including computer data, have been seized.

Arts&Culture Trump's ex-NSA Flynn seeks immunity in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump's ex-NSA Flynn seeks immunity in Russian Federation probe

The Wall Street Journal reported Flynn's offer to testify. This narrative and the Nunes back-and-forth with the White House was ridiculed as an elaborate ruse or proof that Nunes was acting in a weird way. "It means that whatever you think is going on, or indictments that the law may be coming at you with, something you think that you've done wrong - you ask for immunity", Nance said.

Arts&Culture Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster
Author: 0 Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster

Polls show more Americans support than oppose Gorsuch's nomination, though many have no opinion. Among recent Supreme Court nominees, President Barack Obama's choices of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan each received more than 60 votes. "If they filibuster this guy, it is because politics has taken over reason, and it would be a shame", Graham added. Such a change also would apply to future Supreme Court nominees and would be especially important in the event that Trump gets to fill another ...

Arts&Culture The Rick and Morty Season 3 Premiere is Streaming Right Now
Author: 0 The Rick and Morty Season 3 Premiere is Streaming Right Now

The episode is playing over and over on Adult Swim's live streaming site, presumably until midnight (UPDATE: The final loop of the episode ended at 12:06am EST). Harmon even revealed their master plan the night before after a fan complained about the lack of information on season 3. The stinger of the episode hints at an upcoming season of, as Rick puts it, "the darkest year of adventures".

Arts&Culture Blac Chyna loses petition to trademark Kardashian name
Author: 0 Blac Chyna loses petition to trademark Kardashian name

The on again-off again couple, who have a 4-month-old daughter, Dream, appeared happy as ever in a series of clips posted on Saturday. The tumultuous nature of their relationship was documented on the first season of their show, Keeping up With the Kardashians spinoff Rob & Chyna, where they aired out all of their problems - which mostly stemmed from Rob's insecurities.

Author: 0 Trump signs executive orders on United States trade deficit, duty collection

Mr. Trump later signed the two orders aimed at identifying and targeting foreign trade abuses, but behind closed doors, CNN reported. He also signed a second order that seeks to strictly enforce anti-dumping laws. China's Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang says it's trying to narrow that gap. "While China has begun to take steps to address steel excess capacity, these steps have been inadequate to date, and even fewer efforts have been taken by China in aluminium and other sectors", the ...

Author: 0 Collins stars for Gonzaga in what could be only NCAA run

Right now this is about the team that shouldn't, a group of people and personalities so disparate that they ought to have opened the season with "Hello, My Name Is" tags and a translator. "I'm going to continue to listen to her because it was obviously successful", Gray said. "I knew that someone was going to step up and we were going to find a way to win this game".

Arts&Culture Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reconciled? Rumor denied
Author: 0 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reconciled? Rumor denied

When she was asked about Brad Pitt's level of engagement with the family, Jolie said: " Of course, of course " and further continued by saying: "We will always be a family, always." . Brad Pitt fought more and the constant up and down of lawyers in the court led to no settlement but only upliftment of the drama. Shiloh; 10 and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8, were all with her, as they explored her eldest son's home country.

Arts&Culture Handicapping WrestleMania 33: The 5 best bets to make
Author: 0 Handicapping WrestleMania 33: The 5 best bets to make

Seth Rollins vs Triple H: This match has the markings of a handicap match owing to Seth Rollins knee injury. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer welcomed the group at the start of the ceremony, and WWE Superstars Finn Bálor, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and JoJo were also on hand to meet the children and pose for photos.

Arts&Culture Tina Fey Slams 'White, College-Educated Women' Who Voted for Donald Trump
Author: 0 Tina Fey Slams 'White, College-Educated Women' Who Voted for Donald Trump

Do watch HGTV, but [don't] turn our attention away from what is happening". To put some context in Fey's comments, white women with college degrees have not always favored Democrats or Republicans during presidential elections. During an interview with David Letterman in December she lamented, "I definitely came out of last month feeling misogyny is as much more real than two years ago".

Arts&Culture 2 small planes collide mid-air in Florida, killing 2 people
Author: 0 2 small planes collide mid-air in Florida, killing 2 people

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen identified the planes as a Cessna 170 and a Grumman American AA5B, a four-seat light aircraft built in the late 1970s and '80s. "We're trying to gather as much information as we can from the flight path that they took, altitudes and stuff", said air safety investigator Dan Boggs.

Arts&Culture Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn didn't initially disclose Russia speeches
Author: 0 Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn didn't initially disclose Russia speeches

The chairman later briefed the President on the information and declared publicly that the documents showed Mr Trump's campaign aides were swept up in USA intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals. At the time, Spicer was asked whether anyone in the White House had been involved in supplying the intelligence information to Nunes. Now it is the odor of apparent complicity that the White House is smelling.

Author: 0 Brazil vs Paraguay: Match preview and prediction

FC Barcelona forward Neymar helped Brazil all but qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation on Wednesday morning, when they brushed aside Paraguay 3-0 in Sao Paulo. "We are just getting started", Paulinho said. The fifth final team will have to win over the Oceania group in a two-legged play-off to be able to play in Russian Federation.

Arts&Culture The Biggest Takeaways From Sean Spicer's Press Briefing Just Now
Author: 0 The Biggest Takeaways From Sean Spicer's Press Briefing Just Now

Yates from testifying to Congress about what she knows about the links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. "Dr. Farkas's admissions alone are devastating", Spicer said. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer raised "serious" concerns about whether there was an "organized and widespread effort by the Obama administration to use and leak highly sensitive intelligence information for political purposes".

Author: 0 WWE Wrestlemania 33: Main event change to The Undertaker match mooted

Roman Reigns was able to defeat Triple H and win the WWE Championship, but the fans in attendance were less than thrilled to see him pick up the victory. But if Enzo and Cass are ever going to win the Raw Tag Team Championship titles, doesn't now seem like the time? But then again, we are talking about the professional wrestling business and WWE could pull off a major swerve and let 'Taker retire on Sunday night: Do we need more reasons to tune in? Sheamus and Cesaro are destined to split ...

Author: 0 Details of Chuck Berry's final album revealed

Even Lenny Kravitz chimes in...none of us would be here without you. Chuck Berry's passing over the weekend has resulted in a flood of musical and written tributes to the man credited with helping to invent rock "n" roll music. Known to be a huge fan of Jimmie Rodgers and Bill Monroe, Berry's impressive artistry and skillful guitar playing landed him in the history books. Details about the album, titled Chuck, were first announced last October 16, Berry's 90th birthday.

Author: 0 Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll vote no on Gorsuch

It makes no sense for Republicans to allow a double standard under which Supreme Court nominees of a Republican president are subjected to a filibuster but Senate Democrats , when back in the majority, would be free to abolish the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees of a Democratic president.

Author: 0 Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds celebrated at public memorial

There were few tears throughout the ceremony Saturday, which honored the mother-daughter duo's impact on film, culture and those who knew them with a mix of photos, videos, and anecdotes that kept the audience laughing and applauding. It will be livestreamed on www.debbiereynolds.com. While thousands gathered in the Hollywood Hills on March 25 to say farewell to Hollywood icons Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds , the event was not a somber one.

Arts&Culture 'Ghost in the Shell' replicates a sci-fi classic
Author: 0 'Ghost in the Shell' replicates a sci-fi classic

Scarlett Johansson is back playing another kick-ass heroine in the live action remake Ghost In The Shell . It begins with the "birth" of The Major, a human (Scarlett Johansson) plucked from the wreckage of a crash and souped up as a cyber-enhanced soldier, dedicated to serve as a soldier fighting unsafe criminals.

Author: 0 Racist attacks on African nationals continue: Kenyan woman thrashed in Greater Noida

The riot broke out after five detained African students were released over the death of a 16-year-old Indian boy who died from a suspected drug overdose. India has deepened engagements across African nations with several outgoing and incoming visits since 2015 and Delhi hosted mega Indo-African Summit that witnessed presence of over 40 heads of state and governments.

Arts&Culture Marvel's The Defenders: Production Wraps on Netflix Series
Author: 0 Marvel's The Defenders: Production Wraps on Netflix Series

She added: "When I came on to Iron Fist , it was really Colleen Wing that sold it for me". Because the show is about a character that not many people will be familiar with, and his power-base is off-the-charts varied and powerful, the showrunners have been able to play around with structure, time, narrative, reality and just about anything else you can think of that can be played around with.

Author: 0 Bob Dylan thinks twice, finally collects Nobel

The venue was next to the centre where Dylan was to perform later that night. Dylan, recipient of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, received his award in hand in Sweden Saturday. He has said he will not give his Nobel lecture this weekend but a recorded version will be sent later. Dylan kept silent for weeks after he was announced as the victor and when he was asked at the time why he did not respond to the Academy's calls, he told Britain's Daily Telegraph: "Well, I'm right here".

Author: 0 Rooney confirms WrestleMania cameo and WWE summer move

At the time Goldberg was considered a legend, Lesnar an up-and-coming star, having only wrestled in the WWE for 2 years. The title raised the stakes for the match . A non-sanctioned match makes this ripe for interference or controversy. He was upset by friggin' Fandango at WrestleMania 29 but then in his next WrestleMania match he beat AJ Styles (who was being pushed hard).

Author: 0 What to expect at Wrestlemania: Goldberg's skills, Undertaker's mortality

Adding to the earlier report, it is believed that Ross' new deal with WWE will have him appearing for WWE Network content and making appearances on television here and there. Royal Rumble victor Randy Orton . Angle is advertised for the post-Mania edition of SmackDown amidst rumblings that he could potentially return to the ring in WWE , thus setting the stage for a ideal return storyline on SmackDown .

Author: 0 Shane McMahon vows to shatter AJ Styles' ego at WrestleMania 33

The night wasn't over just yet however, as Randy Orton appeared on the Titantron to deliver a message to the eater of worlds. As per sources, Erick Rowan has been prodding his arrival on Twitter , and fans could see him make his rebound at WrestleMania to help his mentor.

Author: 0 Malaysian film censors allow 'Beauty and the Beast' to release uncut

The film, which stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the title characters, has held strong despite controversy over Josh Gad's gay character LeFou. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from " Beauty and the Beast " to "Power Rangers" and " CHIPS ", producing both successful and underwhelming results.

Author: 0 Ramos rested against Alaves as Real battle fixture pile-up

The capital club are on a four-game winning run in all competitions. Sergio Ramos will not be selected by Real Madrid for their home match against Alaves on Sunday, Zinedine Zidane confirmed as his team prepares for the LaLiga run-in. We are going to need all the players and we are ready for the final stretch. He's got four yellows and I hope that's the way it stays until the end. "He has played a lot and tomorrow he will rest", added Zidane.

Author: 0 Wisconsin in transition as successful seniors depart

Nigel Hayes had given the Badgers (27-10) a 2-point lead with 4 seconds left on two free throws. But Chiozza took the inbounds pass, raced the length of the court like Tyus Edney and put up a floater from just outside the arc - one that dropped through as the buzzer sounded for a dramatic victor.

Author: 0 'Beauty and the Beast' to be screened with no cuts

Those who saw " Beauty and the Beast " know that the gay moment director Bill Condon teased was pretty subtle, as TooFab can sum it up as Josh Gad's character LeFou giving Gaston (Luke Evans) some adoring looks and then dancing with another man at the end of the film.

Author: 0 What happened after NXT Takeover: Orlando went off-air?

Neither Roode nor Nakamura is likely to leave NXT just yet, so this match could go either way. #DIY vs. Authors of Pain vs. What did you think of NXT TakeOver: Orlando? With WrestleMania 33 set to take place on Sunday night, the speculation will begin to fly around that Nakamura may make an appearance on the biggest show of the year for the WWE.

Arts&Culture Trump's Budget Might Not Have to Fund Border Wall
Author: 0 Trump's Budget Might Not Have to Fund Border Wall

In an executive order on border security released in January, Trump called for "the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border". During the campaign, Mr Trump repeatedly promised Mexico would pay for the wall, a claim the country has disputed. The editorial said that "more than 500 companies " in Mexico have expressed interest in constructing the wall.

Author: 0 Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service

Mother-daughter actresses Debbie Reynolds, left, and Carrie Fisher were honored by hundreds of fans at a memorial service in Los Angeles on Saturday. Fisher, 60, an actress and writer who starred as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, died December 27 after suffering a medical emergency days earlier aboard a flight from London.

Arts&Culture Missing 'La La Land'? 'The Greatest Showman' is coming
Author: 0 Missing 'La La Land'? 'The Greatest Showman' is coming

The triple-threat showed in person to the 20th Century Fox CinemaCon presentation to give a peek of his original musical based on the life and innovation of P.T. "It was pretty awesome". There's a reason that " The Greatest Showman " required Jackman putting his clout behind the project. According to the singing-dancing actor, The Greatest Showman is a celebration of 'creativity and what is unique about each and every one of us'.

Author: 0 New Justice League Trailer Released

But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman , Aquaman , Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. It looks as if director Zack Snyder has lightened things up a little, at least from the trailer. But there are other, somewhat more minor questions we want to ask and hopefully get an answer to when Justice League hits theaters later this year.

Author: 0 Gonzaga-South Carolina: 3 keys to the Bulldogs' 77-73 win

Gonzaga (37-1) will play the victor of North Carolina-Oregon on Monday night. That's why it wasn't a shock to see the Gamecocks go on a 16-0 run after Gonzaga built a 14-point advantage midway through the second half. "We said that we're brothers; we said that we stick together, and it shows". Sports breaks down the first Final Four matchup on Saturday at Glendale, Ariz .

Arts&Culture Akshay Kumar empties toilet pit with Minister DWS in MP
Author: 0 Akshay Kumar empties toilet pit with Minister DWS in MP

Akshay Kumar has been quite fervemtly going across all venues to promote his upcoming release and also its main cause - the sanitation in our country. While that might be true, I am doing Toilet - Ek Prem Katha because this issue needs a lot of promotion. This is not the first time that Akshay has been instrumental in spreading a message on sanitation.

Arts&Culture Westinghouse Bankruptcy Caused by Nuclear Power Plant Cost Overruns
Author: 0 Westinghouse Bankruptcy Caused by Nuclear Power Plant Cost Overruns

However, the US embassy said that the USA government remains committed to civil nuclear cooperation with India. The construction cost overruns fall on nuclear power plants that would have contained Generation III+ AP1000 reactors, which Westinghouse designed with "passive safety features", like using gravity and convective cooling, to make them simpler, easier to maintain, and more resistant to earthquakes, plane crashes, or electrical blackouts.

Author: 0 Public Memorial Service Held For Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Three months after their back-to-back deaths, mother-and-daughter actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher were honored Saturday at a poignant public ceremony in Los Angeles. Equipped with smiles and punch lines, he explained to attendees that the public event "is a show and not a memorial, because my mother didn't like memorials and funerals".

Author: 0 Wozniacki into Miami Open semis, Federer books q-final place

Finally playing like he should have for the last decade, Berdych started cranking flat groundstrokes to all corners and took advantage of a dip in Federer's form to force a third set. "That's my game style that I've had success with, so that's what I'm going to bring". Yet Berdych responded by rattling off the next two games for the loss of just one point.

Author: 0 WrestleMania 33 hosts The New Day unveil INCREDIBLE set for WWE extravaganza

They started quarreling in between the match. Smackdown works diligently every week to build storylines and characters solidly, so it's hard not to see this as a something of a snub for the women's division, but it would be just true to form for the combatants, Champion Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Naomi, Becky Lynch, Mickie James and Carmella, to deliver beyond measure and give their Raw counterparts something to follow.

Author: 0 Meeks shoots, and rebounds, and saves the day for Tar Heels

The college basketball season is coming to an end, and we only have four teams still standing: South Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, and North Carolina . As a result, OR punched its ticket to the program's first Final Four appearance since 1939, also known as, the first year of the NCAA Tournament.

Author: 0 WWE legend Goldberg: 'I'm absolutely miserable'

I can't name a power wrestler who has come back 13 freaking years afterward. Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned a WWE Hall of Fame legend will be calling a match at WrestleMania 33 - so those of you who don't wanna be spoiled, be warned ...