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Life&Culture The Roots' Questlove responds to racial discrimination lawsuit
Author: 0 The Roots' Questlove responds to racial discrimination lawsuit

A weird legal matter has been unfolding since past year after a pair of white cameraman formerly staffed by NBC's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon launched a lawsuit against the network and bandleader Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson . Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino , camera operators for the show, claim the musician targeted them for dismissal because they are white. Thompson is alleged to have demanded both Decker and Cimino be terminated.

Life&Culture Casey Affleck Withdraws From Presenting Best Actress Oscar
Author: 0 Casey Affleck Withdraws From Presenting Best Actress Oscar

The Oscar victor, 42, has told the Academy that he will not be appearing at the awards ceremony, PEOPLE magazine has confirmed. One of his accusers, who worked with him on the mockumentary " I'm Still Here " in 2010, claimed he refused to pay her salary as she had turned down the chance to spend the night in a hotel room with him, adding that she had been subjected to "a almost daily barrage of sexual comments, innuendo and unwelcome advances by crew members, within the presence and with ...

Life&Culture Five male BBC presenters agree to pay cut over equal pay revelations
Author: 0 Five male BBC presenters agree to pay cut over equal pay revelations

The story was then updated again to make clear that while Vine, Humphrys and Edwards had agreed reductions, the corporation was still "in discussions" with Sopel, the North America editor. Last year, the BBC faced severe criticism when it published a list of its top earners, which revealed an enormous wage gap between its best-paid male employees and their female counterparts.

Life&Culture Spain seeks to challenge Puigdemont candidacy to form govt
Author: 0 Spain seeks to challenge Puigdemont candidacy to form govt

In a press conference, she said the speaker of the Catalan regional parliament, Roger Torrent, from the pro-independence party ERC, could not propose Puigdemont for the investiture vote, it should be another person. Meanwhile, Spain's Supreme Court rejected on Monday a request from the state prosecutor to reactivate a European arrest warrant to detain Puigdemont while he is in Copenhagen.

Life&Culture KFC Announces Its First Female Colonel Sanders
Author: 0 KFC Announces Its First Female Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders disappeared from adverts for almost 20 years but was brought back in 2015, when saw the role being played by a host of famous men including Rob Lowe and Ray Liotta. "Oh wait there's one thing that's new about me, it's my Smoky Mountain BBQ". The commercial ends with McEntire crooning, 'I swear I'm not a famous woman'.

Life&Culture Crystal Dynamics Expands Development Team for Avengers Project
Author: 0 Crystal Dynamics Expands Development Team for Avengers Project

The Avengers Project - it sounds like a reveal is brewing... Today, we've received our first update on the project, in the form of some new hires at Crystal Dynamics. "The immediate chemistry and camaraderie has been exactly what I'd hoped for". "We're committed to delivering an incredible, completely original Avengers experience to our gamers, and that means we are always looking to add wonderful developers to our existing best in class studio talent", said Scot Amos , the Co-Head at ...

Life&Culture David Copperfield accused of drugging and sexually assaulting former teen model
Author: 0 David Copperfield accused of drugging and sexually assaulting former teen model

Copperfield was accused in 2007 of sexual assault by former beauty queen Lacey Carroll , but the case was eventually dropped with no official explanation. Copperfield took her shopping and introduced her to his team. Still a minor at 17, she obtained her grandmother's permission to accompany the magician to California, maintaining separate hotel rooms.

Life&Culture Alexis Sanchez meets Man United teammates for the first time
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez meets Man United teammates for the first time

The club now sit second in the Premier League table, 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City , though they remain in the hunt for both the FA Cup and the Champions League. "We've just got to perform as well as we can and then after that you never know". He becomes more than a player because of that multi-functionality.

Life&Culture Ski movie pioneer Warren Miller dies at 93
Author: 0 Ski movie pioneer Warren Miller dies at 93

Kircher said the ski industry owes Miller nearly everything. Since then the filmmaker has been an icon around the world and especially here in Montana. The films were conceptualized, directed, and narrated by Miller from 1949 until the 1990s. Upon his discharge from the armed services, Miller bought his first 8mm camera, starting Warren Miller Entertainment and the rest is history.

Life&Culture Qualcomm Fined By EU Competition Commission
Author: 0 Qualcomm Fined By EU Competition Commission

Ms Vestager said Qualcomm had paid "billions of dollars" to Apple. The commission announced that it had fined Qualcomm yesterday (24 January) for preventing rivals from competing in the market "by making significant payments to a key customer on condition it would not buy from rivals".

Life&Culture Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks
Author: 0 Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

The victory came in Edmund's first-ever match on Rod Laver Arena against a better-credentialled opponent in Dimitrov, who had ended the campaign of local favourite Nick Kyrgios in the previous round. World number one Rafa Nadal . "I think it's a good thing". The 2009 Australian Open Champion and World Number one Rafael Nadal was forced to retire during his quarter-final clash with Croatian Marin Cilic .

Life&Culture Star Wars Battlefront II To Get A Revamped Progression System
Author: 0 Star Wars Battlefront II To Get A Revamped Progression System

Given that it'll be March before we know any details about these changes, it seems likely that EA DICE has really taken its time over them, and that they'll be as "significant" as promised. Curiously, this mode will apparently only be playable for a limited time and won't be a permanent game mode. See stats like this and more on Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season in the infographic below.

Life&Culture Wonder Woman snubbed by the Oscars
Author: 0 Wonder Woman snubbed by the Oscars

The nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards were announced today, and both The Shape of Water and Get Out have received some serious nods in major categories! Other high-profile nominees that have already played are Dunkirk with eight, Get Out with four and Lady Bird , which received five, most notably for director Greta Gerwig , whose name was obviously missing from the list of nominated directors at the Golden Globe awards.

Life&Culture Harry Potter cruises to set sail this Summer
Author: 0 Harry Potter cruises to set sail this Summer

It's no flying auto, but Harry Potter fans are being courted in a new river cruise that makes stops at key filming locations like 4 Privet Drive, the real-world inspiration for Hogwarts, and the Warner Bros. The Celebration of Harry Potter event will also include a scavenger hunt throughout the magical attractions, film screenings, and studio tours. The event will feature panels with famed cast members like Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George ...

Life&Culture Reese Witherspoon pictured with three legs on Vanity Fair Hollywood cover
Author: 0 Reese Witherspoon pictured with three legs on Vanity Fair Hollywood cover

One wrote: "im tryna figure out how many legs reese witherspoon's got in here, it's been bothering me for the last five minutes". 'Well... I guess everybody knows now... They have since corrected the photo in the online article. "Here we have Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman summoning the women's battle cry of Big Little Lies , alongside Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the indispensable sidekick to The Post heroine Katharine Graham".

Life&Culture Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Raise Her Salary by 500%
Author: 0 Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Raise Her Salary by 500%

Spencer's emotional statement shows how much the pay increase meant to her, and the hope gives to other women and women of color. The Oscar victor, 47, opened up about the empowering moment while speaking on a "Women Breaking Barriers" panel at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Saturday, January 20.

Life&Culture CM says no probe against Binoy Kodiyeri
Author: 0 CM says no probe against Binoy Kodiyeri

While it is not clear from the document dated January 5, 2018, if the complaint was lodged with police or the consulate-general of India in Dubai, it has details of transactions allegedly made by Binoy before he returned to India. He said there was no case pending against him and has no idea how a "settled case" has surfaced all of a sudden. "It's very unusual and surprising that while the CPI-M special plenum clearly pointed out that Communists should live very modestly, and we recently saw ...

Life&Culture New featurette & clip released for Marvel's Black Panther
Author: 0 New featurette & clip released for Marvel's Black Panther

Trying to rectify his superhero movie past with Black Panther is just an added bonus. Box office numbers this early still have the possibility of fluctuating in either direction, but Black Panther set a Marvel Studios record earlier this year by selling the most pre-sale tickets in its first day, eclipsing 2016's Captain America: Civil War which previously held the title.

Life&Culture Oprah Says She Isn't Running for President in 2020
Author: 0 Oprah Says She Isn't Running for President in 2020

That's not for me. When she told all the girls to know that a new day is on the horizon, many took it to mean that she might consider a bid for the U.S. "I like Oprah. I don't think she is going to run", Trump told reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House. While 48 percent of likely US voters would choose Winfrey, 38 percent would re-elect Trump, and 14 percent of those polled said they were undecided.

Life&Culture Flavor Flav Caught A Fade In Las Vegas, Pulled Groin Muscle
Author: 0 Flavor Flav Caught A Fade In Las Vegas, Pulled Groin Muscle

The attacker punched Flavor Flav in the face, knocking him to the ground. While cops weren't able to pinpoint the exact cause for the incident, Flav suggests it Howard accused the hype-man of disrespecting his mother. While Flav was taken to the hospital, he only suffered minor injuries. He also allegedly had two knives in hand as he chased and threatened her 17-year-old son.

Life&Culture Gal Gadot brushes over Wonder Woman Oscars snub
Author: 0 Gal Gadot brushes over Wonder Woman Oscars snub

It was around that time that hopeful fans began to wonder whether or not the film would get any Oscar consideration, and the studio made a push to get director Patty Jenkins nominated for Best Director. This may come as a surprise to many considering how first film ended for his character, Steve Trevor. Let us know your thoughts down below! However, despite her fondness for the " Wonder Woman " film franchise, Widerstrom did admit, comparatively, the film might not have stacked up to those ...

Life&Culture Ex-Assistant to Harvey Weinstein Files Sex Harassment Suit Against Mogul
Author: 0 Ex-Assistant to Harvey Weinstein Files Sex Harassment Suit Against Mogul

Rehal also said she was subjected to unwanted touching by Harvey Weinstein and sexist comments about her appearance, and was made to pick up Weinstein's prescription for erectile dysfunction. Rehal was required as part of her job to provide Harvey Weinstein with a shot, which she placed in his jacket pocket or in a brown paper bag", according to court papers.

Life&Culture 'Late-Night' show hosts weigh in on Oscar nominee surprises
Author: 0 'Late-Night' show hosts weigh in on Oscar nominee surprises

Kimmel immediately targeted Golden Raspberry Award nominee Boo 2: A Madea Halloween . Here are the best jokes from the funnymen. "And Kobe Bryant is now the tallest person ever nominated for animated short". Over at " The Tonight Show ", Jimmy Fallon spent the bulk of his monologue talking about the White House and Donald Trump . Fallon focused more on a Melania Trump excuse generator and Pepper the robot.

Life&Culture Trump on Classes Testimony to Mueller: 'Not Involved'
Author: 0 Trump on Classes Testimony to Mueller: 'Not Involved'

Trump said he would look to speak with Mueller sometime in "about two to three weeks", but he has made simiar pledges before. Later that day, two FBI investigators interviewed Flynn in his private office in the West Wing about his communications with Sergey Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador to the US.

Life&Culture Captain Marvel: First Image Of Brie Larson In Full Costume
Author: 0 Captain Marvel: First Image Of Brie Larson In Full Costume

However, fans have edited the photos to give Carol Danvers a more classic costume. While full-on principal photography hasn't quite begun, Captain Marvel has started some early production days that will pick up once again in March. Yesterday, we saw a first look at Larson on set as Captain Marvel prepares to start filming. While it hasn't been officially confirmed, it seems Larson will appear in the fourth Avengers film in addition to starring in the standalone Captain Marvel ...

Life&Culture Coverage and Reactions of the Euro Exchange Rate Complex — ECB Meeting
Author: 0 Coverage and Reactions of the Euro Exchange Rate Complex — ECB Meeting

Failure to post a higher high from the previous peak could potentially set the stage for NZDUSD to trade flat with the downside risks building up. The Dow Jones Industrial Average . Elsewhere, the NZD plunged overnight before recovering somewhat, after New Zealand's inflation surprisingly slowed in the fourth quarter. "The explicit targeting of the exchange rate is something that goes back many many years ago", he insisted.

Life&Culture PIL filed in HC seeking action against Karni Sena
Author: 0 PIL filed in HC seeking action against Karni Sena

And today on the eve of the release of our beloved film, I wish you all a Happy Republic Day in advance and invite you all to the cinema halls. Connected to India got in touch with Sreyashi Sen, founder and managing director of DARPAN Singapore Pte Ltd, a Singapore homegrown company which distributes, produces independent and meaningful cinema.

Life&Culture Music Industry to Wear White Roses at Grammy Awards to Support #TimesUp
Author: 0 Music Industry to Wear White Roses at Grammy Awards to Support #TimesUp

In a letter sent to members of the music industry, the group said, "We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance". A fashion statement means nothing when half the people who will attend this year's GRAMMYs have either worked with or supported executives, industry players, music producers, rappers and singers who are sexual predators or have been accused of sexual assault and misconduct.

Life&Culture Why Tom Cruise Is Now on Instagram
Author: 0 Why Tom Cruise Is Now on Instagram

Cruise also shared a new image from the movie, featuring himself hanging from a helicopter, with a caption that reads: "We've upped the ante for the sixth #MissionImpossible ". After Mission: Impossible III, the franchise made a decision to ditch the roman numerals and go with episodic titles beginning with Ghost Protocol and followed by Rogue Nation .

Life&Culture Casey Affleck Drops Out of Oscar Ceremony
Author: 0 Casey Affleck Drops Out of Oscar Ceremony

In the wake of Casey Affleck dropping out of the 2018 Oscars , the Internet is airing its views on his withdrawal from the awards show. In light of the ongoing #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns sweeping through Hollywood, bowing out of presenting is the right movie, even though he has denied the claims and settled civil suits with his two accusers out of court.

Life&Culture Kim Kardashian Responds To Suggestions She's Already Asked Surrogate For Fourth Child
Author: 0 Kim Kardashian Responds To Suggestions She's Already Asked Surrogate For Fourth Child

Us Weekly said Kardashian and West had spoken to their surrogate about the possibility of another child. I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control. The reality star advised that the alternative birth option was not for everyone, but she felt lucky, writing: "I absolutely love my gestational carrier and this was the best experience I've ever had".

Life&Culture Piers Morgan to score first global TV interview with Donald Trump
Author: 0 Piers Morgan to score first global TV interview with Donald Trump

The former editor of the Daily Mirror and News of the World announced the interview with Trump on Twitter alongside an old photo of himself with the U.S. Here's all you need to know about the President's chat with the Good Morning Britain host. It is understood the one-on-one will be recorded by ITV in Davos while world leaders are gathered for the World Economic Forum this week.

Life&Culture Van Marwijk appointed new Socceroos coach
Author: 0 Van Marwijk appointed new Socceroos coach

Van Marwijk is probably best known for being the coach who came oh-so-close to steering The Netherlands to World Cup glory in 2010, only to be beaten late by Andres Iniesta and Spain. "I want to thank Steven Lowy, (FFA chief executive) David Gallop and (FFA head of national performance) Luke Casserly for the confidence they have shown in me".

Life&Culture Will giving ex-con felons the vote turn Florida blue?
Author: 0 Will giving ex-con felons the vote turn Florida blue?

The restoration of felons' rights has always been controversial in Florida , with critics of the state's process comparing it to post-Civil War Jim Crow policies created to keep blacks from casting ballots. Florida is home to more than 1.5 million citizens who can't cast a vote in elections unless granted clemency by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet.

Life&Culture Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries Dead at 46
Author: 0 Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries Dead at 46

The ceremony, broadcast live online by a local radio station to fans around Ireland and the world, began with a recording of her 1995 duet of " Ave Maria " with the Italian opera giant Pavarotti. The Cranberries are responsible for hit songs such as " Zombie " and " Linger " - both of which are still widely listened to until this day. Mourners broke into applause as the singer's coffin was carried out of the church to the strains of The Cranberries' song "When You Are Gone".

Author: 0 Z Reportedly Says No To Performing At 2018 Grammys

ET spoke with the GRAMMY Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich at The GRAMMY Museum and Paley Center's The GRAMMYs® Return To New York panel discussion in NYC on Monday, where he dished on bringing the show back to the Big Apple. He also appeared on some of 2017's biggest collaborations including Logic's song "1-800-273-8255", which is nominated for Song of the Year at the GRAMMYs.

Author: 0 India in the Grip of Violent Protests Ahead of 'Padmavat' Release

And, this recent incident at Ahmedabad's mall is raising some serious concerns, as the protesters at the place charged over a ticket counter by setting it on fire as they are going to screen " Padmaavat " there. On the other hand, the filmmakers have denied the allegations. In a couple of states, the theatre owners are scared to screen the film as it might damage their property.

Life&Culture 'Get Out,' 'Dunkirk' to Return to Movie Theaters Following Oscar Nominations
Author: 0 'Get Out,' 'Dunkirk' to Return to Movie Theaters Following Oscar Nominations

Other nominations include: Kevin Wilson, Jr.'s " My Nephew Emmett " was nominated for best live action short Film . The Post director , Steven Spielberg , also failed to nab a nomination for the best director . Warner Bros' hit Wonder Woman was not only the first stand-alone superhero film with a female lead since 2005 but was also directed by Patty Jenkins who became the highest-grossing female director in Hollywood ever.

Life&Culture Slayer Look To Call It Quits After One, Last Farewell Tour
Author: 0 Slayer Look To Call It Quits After One, Last Farewell Tour

The award-winning act's highest charting release from their extensive ouevre is 2015's Repentless , which sold 49,000 copies in the first week. The video features their epic track " Raining Blood " and it certainly seems to suggest that the final curtain is about to be drawn.

Life&Culture Grumpy Cat wins $710000 payout in copyright lawsuit
Author: 0 Grumpy Cat wins $710000 payout in copyright lawsuit

The following year, a company called Grenade Beverage snagged a $150,000 deal to market iced coffee beverages featuring the cat's scowl. It also has an iced coffee, Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino , which led to a breach of contract suit against manufacturer Grumpy Beverages.

Life&Culture Pregnant Kylie Jenner Is Having *Tons* of Emotions About Her Pregnancy
Author: 0 Pregnant Kylie Jenner Is Having *Tons* of Emotions About Her Pregnancy

E! News is spilling all of the tea on the end of Kylie Jenner's pregnancy. Though Jenner is still reportedly upset with Scott, he's doing everything in his power to win over her affections - especially before the birth of their child. "She flipped out on him and accused him of cheating on her with several women during her pregnancy, including a girl that she is kinda friends with!" a source dished to Radar .

Life&Culture Kate Middleton bundles up baby bump for London outing
Author: 0 Kate Middleton bundles up baby bump for London outing

While speaking to the audience, the Duchess of Cambridge reaffirmed her dedication to mental health awareness, especially amongst young people . Kate visited Roe Green Junior School, Brent, one of the schools that has been doing a trial of the new website, to officially launch the online resource.

Life&Culture Girl of 8 stabbed to death
Author: 0 Girl of 8 stabbed to death

The schoolgirl died in hospital on Saturday after she was found with stab wounds at a bungalow in Valley View. He is now in a stable condition and will be questioned in due course. Flowers and teddy bears have been left outside the property in memory of the child. The man, thought to be the girl's father Bill Billingham, has undergone surgery on a stab wound to the stomach.