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NBC paid off producer who accused Chris Matthews of sexual harassment

NBC paid off producer who accused Chris Matthews of sexual harassment A spokesperson for MSNBC told the Daily Caller that the company paid a much smaller amount as severance pay. Two sources told the Caller that the woman, who was then an assistant producer for Hardball , received a payment of $40,000 after she accused Matthews of making sexual comments to her in the company of other network employees. [Full Article...]

Apple buys music identifying app Shazam

Shazam has fantastic technology that is under-leveraged. The company had earlier planned to float on the stock market at a suggested valuation of $1bn. Despite marketing arrangements and integrations with Snapchat , Spotify and Siri , the company has struggled to convert this popularity into revenue. [Full Article...]

Cardinals to place Adrian Peterson on season-ending IR

Cardinals to place Adrian Peterson on season-ending IR The running back suffered a neck injury in a game against Jacksonville three weeks ago. Coach Bruce Arians said this week he wasn't sure whether Peterson would return from the injury and there had been no improvement in his condition. In October, Adrian was traded from the Saints to the Cardinals. AP finishes the year with 156 carries for 529 yards, good for only 3.4 yards per carry. [Full Article...]

Ryan Reynolds Reveals New Deadpool 2 Art Featuring Cable

Ryan Reynolds Reveals New Deadpool 2 Art Featuring Cable Now, the painting features Reynolds's titular character as Adam, and Cable as God (though it's slightly more sinister than the original, with Cable pointing a gun at Deadpool ). Ryan Reynolds' running commentary of the Disney-Fox merger has undoubtedly brought some welcome, light-hearted fun to all the negotiations and red tape. [Full Article...]

Two nativity service at St Eustachius' Church in Tavistock

Two nativity service at St Eustachius' Church in Tavistock A Tennessee church's preschool nativity play went spectacularly awry when a 2-year-old " sheep " kidnapped the baby Jesus from the manger. "Teegan loves being the center of attention, so the more people laughed, the more excited she was to show her stuff". [Full Article...]

Clear skies offer great view of Geminid meteor shower Wednesday, Thursday

Clear skies offer great view of Geminid meteor shower Wednesday, Thursday Thanks to the waning crescent moon, it'll be easier to see the debris fall from space this year. The Geminids meteor shower is set to peak this week, with early Wednesday and Thursday mornings offering the best potential. In order to witness the full velocity of the meteor shower you need to get yourself to a dark place, outside of a highly built up area in order to maximise the meteors you wi... [Full Article...]

S/African court rules against Zuma in state capture report

S/African court rules against Zuma in state capture report In August, he survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament by a far more slender margin than analysts had expected. Political instability, including questions over who will replace Zuma - his African National Congress will choose its new leader over the weekend - has been a major driver in South African debt being rated "junk". [Full Article...]

Netflix Hilariously Calls Out All Its New Xmas Movie's Fanatics

Netflix Hilariously Calls Out All Its New Xmas Movie's Fanatics This is not an isolated incident. That works out to almost one viewing a day, and while Bee Movie is a confirmed classic, I seriously would also like to know if this person is okay?? Netflix has kept up the snark in its replies, though the person running the account has also reassured some users that their viewing habits aren't worth shaming them over. [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Losing An Embryo And 'Frustrating' Surrogacy

Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Losing An Embryo And 'Frustrating' Surrogacy The couple does eventually decide to go through with implanting an embryo in their surrogate, but the waiting process to see if it takes is painful, the reality star revealed , especially since she had a failed embryo implant herself prior to this. [Full Article...]

'Dangal' fame Zaira Wasim allegedly molested on flight; Airline says 'inquiry underway'

'Dangal' fame Zaira Wasim allegedly molested on flight; Airline says 'inquiry underway' Vistara's statements came a few hours after the 17-year-old took to Instagram to share how a passenger kept rubbing his foot against her back and neck while she was travelling from New Delhi to Mumbai on the night of Saturday, December 9. [Full Article...]

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Trailer Introduces Miles Morales's Wall-Crawler

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Trailer Introduces Miles Morales's Wall-Crawler Miles asks before the camera shifts focus to a spider crawling down the subway station's wall. Meanwhile, it seems that Tom Holland's Peter Parker may be getting a new love interest in the as-yet-untitled movie, as the site has also shared an audition tape featuring unknown French actress Louna Fournier reading for the part of Gwen Stacy . [Full Article...]

Hannibal Buress' Arrest Caught on Video

Hannibal Buress' Arrest Caught on Video Explain what I'm detained for", he asks two police officers in the video. What I am detained for?' At first, one officer responds that Buress was trespassing, but later also mentions "disorderly intoxication". "I didn't do anything and I'm not getting into your auto". "Take the handcuffs off of me, I didn't do anything, I'm not getting in your auto", he said. [Full Article...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Send in your questions for the cast

The last event at the Shrine Auditorium was the premiere of Universal Pictures/Illumination's Despicable Me 3 . Fans will see a new lightsaber color in " Star Wars: The Last Jedi ". When it comes to " Star Wars: The Last Jedi " itself, though, the film will be intent on rivalling the $2.068 billion that " The Force Awakens" ultimately grossed. [Full Article...]

Court Upholds Confession of Brendan Dassey From 'Making a Murderer' Documentary

Court Upholds Confession of Brendan Dassey From 'Making a Murderer' Documentary A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of a Wisconsin man in a case chronicled in the television documentary "Making of a Murderer", overturning a lower court judge who had tossed out the original guilty verdict. She called the fact that an "impaired teenager has been sentenced to life in prison" a "profound miscarriage of justice" in her dissent. Dissenting Judge Ilana... [Full Article...]

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise introduce Taylor Swift at Jingle Ball concert

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise introduce Taylor Swift at Jingle Ball concert It's been a truly unusual year for well, pretty much everything, but James Corden joining Taylor Swift's ranks as a substitute backing dancer may well take the biscuit. It looked like he might have won over Swift and her squad with a couple energy boosting warm-ups, but in the end , Corden wouldn't get his debut. It's bound to be the best tour of 2018 if these small sets are any indication. [Full Article...]

Breast cancer symptoms to look out for

Breast cancer symptoms to look out for Researchers did not detect an increased risk in former users who had used hormonal contraception for less than five years. But if they had taken hormonal contraception for more than five years, the higher risk of breast cancer persisted for at least five years after their discontinuation of hormonal birth control, the study found. [Full Article...]

Mahira Khan bags 5th spot in Sexiest Asian Woman list

Mahira Khan bags 5th spot in Sexiest Asian Woman list The Quantico actor thanked everyone who voted for her. Talking about the accolade, Priyanka commented: "I can not actually take credit for this at all". Priyanka Chopra defeated Padmavati actress Deepika Padukone who was voted the sexiest Asian woman in 2016. Pakistani actor Mahira Khan who was on the ninth rank past year, bagged the fifth position on the same list this time. [Full Article...]

Wants His Star Trek Film To Be R-Rated

Wants His Star Trek Film To Be R-Rated Kong ) and Drew Pearce ( Iron Man 3 , Sherlock Holmes 3 , Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation ). They kicked around ideas and one of them will get the job. If Tarantino's R-rated Trek ever sees the light of day, Patrick Stewart and Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise could come along for the ride. [Full Article...]

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices amid escalating feud

And Amazon has been skirting those terms of service by overlaying the Alexa assistant on top of YouTube. The continued feuding may hurt Amazon and Google heading into the holiday season as well, as consumers look for streaming-TV devices to buy that don't limit what they can watch. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis is pushing to change the 'Lord's Prayer'

Trump is expected to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and begin preparations to move the U.S. Embassy to the city, three senior administration officials confirmed late Tuesday. "The US president and his regional allies will bear responsibility for this decision's risky consequences", the official said. The Argentine pontiff's call came a day after he spoke by phone w... [Full Article...]


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