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Kal Penn tweets audition scripts with racist stereotypes

Kal Penn tweets audition scripts with racist stereotypes

The Designated Survivor actor took to Twitter on Tuesday to share screenshots appearing to expose culturally disparaging roles for actors in the entertainment industry. "Found a bunch of my old scripts from some of my first years trying to be an actor", Penn, who was born in New Jersey to Indian immigrant parents, wrote alongside a photo of a script that featured a character named "Gandhi lookalike". Read More

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FG Arraigns Six Boko Haram Suspects

FG Arraigns Six Boko Haram Suspects

At the end of the 7-minute video, 3 persons were executed. A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered that six Boko Haram leaders and a woman be remanded in Kuje Prison, Abuja pending the conclusion of their trial. The Government had slammed an 11-count charge against them, to which they all pleaded not guilty. He said he needs material and know the facts of the matter to enable him prepare for the defence of his client, which he said he couldn't get because of the inability to get in ... Read More

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'American Gods' Trailer: The Old Gods and the New Go to War

'American Gods' Trailer: The Old Gods and the New Go to War

Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle ) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane ). The good news? The seemingly never-ending wait for American Gods to land on our TV screens is almost over. AMERICAN GODS is being produced by FremantleMedia North America with Bryan Fuller ( PUSHING DAISIES ) and Michael Green ( LOGAN ) acting as the program's writers and showrunners. Read More

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Rihanna And Adam Driver Are Taking On A Musical Together

Rihanna And Adam Driver Are Taking On A Musical Together

Leos Carax, the famously idiosyncratic French filmmaker, responsible for insane visuals in films like Holy Motors and The Lovers on the Bridge , will be making his English-language directorial debut with the movie. It is unclear what role Rihanna will play or how big it will be. Okay, the Battleship entry doesn't look great, but she was great as the voice of Tip in Home , and who among us isn't excited for her turn in the all-female reboot Ocean's Eight? Rooney Mara , who was ... Read More

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Saudi Arabia launches first ever girls' council - with no women

Saudi Arabia launches first ever girls' council - with no women

Trump has also urged Israel to stop settlement expansions in disputed territories and said that the Israelis and Palestinians should determine for themselves whether a one- or two-state solution may work best. The deal has been heavily criticized by Trump. USA officials said Trump was considering ending that ban and approving the sale of guidance systems made by Raytheon Co. Read More

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Denver weather forecast for today, March 14: Partly sunny and 71

Denver weather forecast for today, March 14: Partly sunny and 71

Sunny, with a high near 91. A 30 percent chance of rain after 9 p.m., but that night should be partly cloudy with a low of around 50 degrees. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 52. Clear that night with a low around 40 degrees. Wednesday figures to be the coldest and windiest day of the week, with temperatures expected to rise no higher than 42 degrees during the daytime hours. Read More

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Taylor Swift May Have Found Another Way to Conquer the Music Industry

Taylor Swift May Have Found Another Way to Conquer the Music Industry

In addition to hosting "non-downloadable multi-media content in the nature of audio recordings", Swifties will also offer a intrument and accessory line that includes guitars, picks, straps and drumsticks. TMZ is saying that said site might be called " Swifties ", which I guess works if you're a fan of Taylor Swift like that. She went on: "This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success". Read More

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'The Flash': Candice Patton on Barry and Iris' Growing Rift

'The Flash': Candice Patton on Barry and Iris' Growing Rift

This time around, it's the endlessly monologuing Savitar, who honestly believes himself to be the God of Speed. Feeling responsible for Wally's imprisonment in the Speed Force , Barry decides to run in after him. Time for Barry to head to the next floor, but now instead of a time wraith, Black Flash is after him. In the ultimate sacrifice, Jay offers to take Wally's place in the speed force prison - if it means Barry can stop Savitar. Read More

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Richard Spencer's nonprofit, pro-hate National Policy Institute lost its tax-exempt status

Richard Spencer's nonprofit, pro-hate National Policy Institute lost its tax-exempt status

Spencer told The Los Angeles Times it was an error and that he plans to appeal. A controversial figure, Spencer is credited with coining the term alt-right, which refers to a branch of the right-wing that has roots in white supremacy. "They handle so many of these, it's just a routine thing", he added. The nonprofit is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read More

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Vidya Balan's reaction to man who touched her

Vidya Balan's reaction to man who touched her

The situation became so weird that Vidya Balan's manager had to step in and ask the man to let go her. Things got unpleasant for Vidya when the man put his arm around her without her consent. It [cussing] is no big deal. Vidya Balan plays the role of the madam of a brothel. Srijit Mukherji is all set with his debut Bollywood venture " Begum Jaan " which is scheduled for release on 14th April this year. Read More

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Second bomb blast reported in Damascus

Second bomb blast reported in Damascus

The attack comes on the sixth anniversary of the protests which paved the way for the Syrian conflict and is the second bombing in the Syrian capital in five days. They run parallel to the United Nations -mediated political talks in Geneva aimed at ending Syria's civil war. Shortly after, government forces announced they had taken control of Aleppo after four years of rebel occupation. Read More

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Orson Welles' final film will be completed at Netflix

Orson Welles' final film will be completed at Netflix

Producer Frank Marshall is on board to oversee the project's completion. That other film was the story of Hannaford's 70th-birthday party, which is being thrown by a famous golden-era actress (modeled on Orson's friend Marlene Dietrich) as a way of introducing the denizens of New Hollywood to an old master and in hopes that one of them will fund his comeback movie. Read More

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Clerics issue 'fatwa' against reality TV singing star Nahid Afrin

Clerics issue 'fatwa' against reality TV singing star Nahid Afrin

Some reports claim that the fatwa was issued because the venue of her upcoming show was close to a mosque. During the program she also sings an Arabic song as well as Borgeet, devotional songs of Assam's Vaishanavite culture. "I will never do so", Nahid said. The 15 year old singer, who was a runner-up on the celebrated singing reality show has made a decision to fight it out. Read More

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Padmavati set in Kolhapur blazed by unidentified men, Sanjay Leela Bhansali safe

Padmavati set in Kolhapur blazed by unidentified men, Sanjay Leela Bhansali safe

According to the police, the incident took place around 12.30 am on Wednesday, when men armed with bamboo sticks and petrol bombs, broke into Bhansali's lavish set at Masai Pathar. Several trunks full of costumes and accessories, meant mainly for the movie's junior artistes, were damaged in the attack, but nobody was injured. The main cast wasn't present at that time. Read More

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Yes! Power Rangers Has A Post-Credit Scene!

Yes! Power Rangers Has A Post-Credit Scene!

They, after all, were one of the most beloved elements of the original show, and the success of the movie may well depend on just how well it's able to implement them in a more realistic modern-day setting. Thus far, more than 50,000 concurrent viewers have kept an eye on the Power Rangers TV stream, as the original rangers gain their powers and face off against Rita Repulsa. Read More

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Godzilla anime film headed to Netflix

Godzilla anime film headed to Netflix

Shizuno said they will bring spectacular entertainment for existing fans and to those who are new to the legend of " Godzilla ", Netflix reported. "We are truly delighted to unveil Godzilla , which is the latest addition to our growing catalogue of Netflix original anime content, ' said Greg Peters , president, Netflix Japan". Read More

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Facebook Ad Revenues to Surge in '17

Facebook Ad Revenues to Surge in '17

While Facebook will pull some ad spending away from Google, Google still leads in search. That's more than double Facebook's expected share of 20%. Live and recorded video fuel growth in user engagement and advertiser enthusiasm, notes Peart. It's predicted to rise again in 2018, hitting 80 percent for the first time, though that growth is thought likely to slow in 2019, rising by 0.2 percent. Read More

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon bring their twins to Kids' Choice Awards

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon bring their twins to Kids' Choice Awards

She and Monroe twinned in matching Adidas ensembles. The 46-year-old diva wore a blue and white striped Adidas zip mini dress, which emphasized her plentiful cleavage. Theres no hard feelings and ill will. Big Sister Love! Roe Roe and Go Go! Cannon threatened to sue the National Enquirer for allegedly preparing a story about Carey fighting for full custody of their twins, with Carey condemning the article in her own Instagram post. Read More

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New 'The Matrix' Reboot Is Apparently Being Made At Warner Bros

New 'The Matrix' Reboot Is Apparently Being Made At Warner Bros

After laying dormant for almost 15 years, it seems that Warner Bros are looking to bring back " The Matrix " trilogy - without the involvement of director-creator duo, the Wachowskis . For all we know, this is The Matrix 4 , as the trilogy was left with just barely open ended enough to continue if you squint a little bit. However, the universe is as interesting as the story, and if Warner Bros. Read More

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The Who Do Las Vegas

The Who Do Las Vegas

While they won't being doing a multi-year stint, they have signed on for six shows in late-July and early-August at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace . The next place to catch The Who will be at the "Teenage Cancer Trust" at the Royal Albert Hall in London March 30 and April 1. Prior to the Vegas residency, the band will play a run of United Kingdom concerts in late March and April. Read More

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Emma Watson Rejected from

Emma Watson Rejected from "La La Land" Because She Was a Diva?

Making him gay just means he has something of a gently suggested crush on Gaston , which makes his character more sympathetic and his loyalty more understandable. How could Emma Watson - brilliant, feminist, intelligent Emma Watson - be a "diva"? The film's director Bill Condon has also previously claimed LeFou would have feelings of confusion surrounding his romantic feelings for Gaston, which are hinted at in subtle ways throughout the story. Read More

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Stephen Hillenburg, Creator Of Spongebob, Diagnosed With ALS

Stephen Hillenburg, Creator Of Spongebob, Diagnosed With ALS

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, revealed he has been diagnosed with ALS. "We ask that our honest request for privacy be honored during this time", the statement continued. " Steve Hillenburg is a brilliant creator who brings joy to millions of fans", read a statement from Nickelodeon . "Out of respect for their wishes for privacy, we will have no further comment". Read More

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White House releases details about Trump's tax returns

White House releases details about Trump's tax returns

Rachel Maddow , MSNBC's ratings star, likely saw her viewership shoot up with the returns. As the White House rushed to push those tax forms out before Maddow could, did anyone think that they just proved there is no reason on earth for Trump not to release the rest of his taxes? The Tweet had just enough time to go viral (it had been shared over 68,000 times before the show began, and " Rachel Maddow " was trending on Twitter nearly immediately) before she went live with Trump's 2005 ... Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg Talks About the Importance of Hobbies to College Students

Mark Zuckerberg Talks About the Importance of Hobbies to College Students

The multi-billion-dollar social media behemoth that is Facebook (fb) famously started as young Mark Zuckerberg's side project while he was still at Harvard. 'Yeah, we should, ' Earnhart said, before soon racing along. He also said out loud in the video: 'What a insane experience. "Did you enjoy it?" Earnhardt said: 'Not really, we were actually going pretty good, but obviously this vehicle is not race ready, but we definitely got up to good speed there'. Read More

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The Bachelor Finale: Thank God It's Over, Let's Move On

The Bachelor Finale: Thank God It's Over, Let's Move On

ABC's The Bachelor with Nick Viall will now decide between Vanessa Grimaldi and Raven Gates for his final rose. Vanessa Grimaldi wins the final rose but she will still face issues on location. "We're still in the process of really getting to know each other ". I want to go to bed tonight wearing my ring. But also, watching it back, I just know that I had a completely different relationship with Nick than him and Vanessa had. Read More

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