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Montreal jazz festival cancels controversial show after criticism

Montreal jazz festival cancels controversial show after criticism In a statement to Pitchfork, Jazz Fest organizers say, "The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal respect his decision and we hope he'll come back to the festival in the future". Last week over 75 protestors gathered outside the venue for SLĀV , a show that seemingly invoked ideas of the history of racism, oppression and more controversial topics transformed into a musical. [Full Article...]

Mukesh Ambani launches Jio Phone 2, available at Rs. 2999

Mukesh Ambani launches Jio Phone 2, available at Rs. 2999 The new avatar of the highest selling feature phone in India will be available at an introductory price of Rs 2,999. Reliance Jio on Thursday announced the launch of JioPhone 2, a new and high-end variant of the popular smart feature phone. [Full Article...]

Diego Maradona says England committed 'robbery' against Colombia

Diego Maradona says England committed 'robbery' against Colombia Here's a look at some of the best reactions to the win. Uribe's penalty rebounded off the crossbar while Jordan Pickford saved superbly to deny Bacca from the spot. It's a great and completely different test to the one we faced against Colombia. Rather than retiring to bed, the England players sat up past 6am on the morning after their win against Colombia to share stories of their historic pe... [Full Article...]

Nikki Bella sets the record straight on John Cena relationship status

Nikki Bella sets the record straight on John Cena relationship status For some people , because of the media or what they read on social media, they look at this as a very negative". Because of her show on E!, fans have been able to watch a reunion between them, and since then, most have assumed they are back together. [Full Article...]

Steph, Ayesha Curry Welcome Son Canon W. Jack

Jack Curry ". As far as familial legacies go they've already started as Steph's dad, Dell Curry, played in the National Basketball Association when Steph was just a little boy. Later, when Ayesha was 8 months along, she took to Instagram Stories to share a pic of her bare baby bump. The couple said they had decided not to learn the sex of the child, though Ellen guessed the baby was going ... [Full Article...]

It Producers Working on a Child's Play Remake

Lars Klevberg - the Norwegian filmmaker behind the upcoming Polaroid - will direct, working off a script by video game writer and Kung Fury 2 scribe Tyler Burton Smith . No casting has thus far been confirmed. We'll have to wait and see if it ever comes to fruition. What's more, it sounds as though this project is moving relatively quickly. [Full Article...]

Netflix Crushes Cable and Broadcast TV for Home Viewing, Survey Finds

Netflix Crushes Cable and Broadcast TV for Home Viewing, Survey Finds Broadcast was the third most popular option with 18 percent and YouTube came in fourth with 11.4 percent. Netflix has an even larger lead in the 18-34 age category (below), where it's the number one choice for nearly 40 percent of participants. [Full Article...]

3 charged in kidnapping of 'Halloween' actress Daisy McCrackin

3 charged in kidnapping of 'Halloween' actress Daisy McCrackin It's not clear how or why Neal was released following the arrest. Two men pistol-whipped the actors and dragged them into a auto. The indictment states that Stewart, Jones and Neal allegedly went into McCrackin's home and pistol whipped Capone. [Full Article...]

Avengers' Scarlett Johansson: Massage parlour madame, drug-dealing lesbian in Rub & Tug

Avengers' Scarlett Johansson: Massage parlour madame, drug-dealing lesbian in Rub & Tug While her representatives' referencing in itself was somewhat problematic, what was most concerning about Johansson's statement was the dismissiveness, which seemed to only insulted those in the LGBTQI+ community further. "Even if this topic were complex (and it's not: trans people should play trans people), flippantly dismissing concerns over this new role really says a lot about her views rega... [Full Article...]

Amber Heard slammed for 'racist' tweet

Amber Heard slammed for 'racist' tweet Amber Heard is facing backlash after she warned her Twitter followers of an ICE checkpoint in Hollywood. The 32-year-old's tweet immediately drew criticism from followers, who claimed that it was racially-charged, pointing to the fact that Heard singled out "housekeepers, nannies, and landscapers", jobs that are stereotypically linked to the immigrant community. [Full Article...]

Oscar victor Linda Hunt, 73, hospitalized after auto accident

Oscar victor Linda Hunt, 73, hospitalized after auto accident Visibly shaken, the 73-year-old was taken to the hospital after paramedics evaluated her while she sat in a lawn chair on the sidewalk. Once they arrived on the scene, EMTs then examined Hunt and decided that she needed to be treated at the hospital. [Full Article...]

Chris Pine in Patty Jenkins' 'I Am the Night'

Chris Pine in Patty Jenkins' 'I Am the Night' On Monday, the first trailer arrived for this period drama that is set in Los Angeles. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, the trail leads her to infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. A sensational mix of hard-boiled detective noir and the Hollywood culture of the 1940s, I Am The Night looks to be yet another notch in TV's continuing trend of "event series" that boast impressi... [Full Article...]

Three Indicted Over Kidnapping Of ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ Actress

The pair were then alleged to have been taken to Mr Jones's home with black hoods over their heads. At one point Capone tried to come to the aid of McCrackin and was "beat, punched, and kicked" in retaliation, according to the document. According to the official news release , McCrackin was able to escape and alert police after being driven back to her home. According to inmate records, Stewar... [Full Article...]

Dog who portrayed Duke in Bush’s Baked Beans commercials has died

Dog who portrayed Duke in Bush’s Baked Beans commercials has died According to the post, Sam had not worked with the company for years but they expressed their sadness at his passing. Odom's post about Sam's death went viral on Facebook , and now Bush's Baked Beans is responding. 'She is as we are heartbroken. "He was a very special dog to all who ever knew or had the pleasure of meeting him", David Odom wrote. Sam was one of those dog actors that stepped... [Full Article...]

Scarlett Johansson Responds To Backlash After Taking Transgender Role

But while other actors who have faced a backlash over similar casting decisions have stepped away from the role (white actor Ed Skrein left the Hellboy reboot after being cast in a Japanese/American role), Johansson appears to have little remorse. [Full Article...]

Miles Teller Nabs Goose's Son Role in 'Top Gun' Sequel

His young son has now grown up in the second installment, and Teller will be starring alongside Cruise and Val Kilmer in the sequel. Considering Maverick blames himself for Goose's death, it's safe to assume his reconciliation with the man's child will be an emotional one. [Full Article...]

Star Wars: Ahmed Best on the Jar Jar Binks backlash

Star Wars: Ahmed Best on the Jar Jar Binks backlash It's been 19 years since George Lucas introduced Jar Jar Binks to Star Wars fans with the release of 1999's The Phantom Menace and its two tepidly-received successors , and the intervening years have proven the flop-eared Gungan one of the most durable of muses for meme makers across the internet. [Full Article...]

Scarlett Johansson slammed for 'trash' response to anger over new role

Natasha Romanov looks like a pussycat compared to this latest role and the fact that it is based on an actual real person just makes the whole insane story even more outrageous. Many feel this role should be played by a trans actor, particularly #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign , who argued on Twitter that Johansson is "not hurting for money", is already a "well-established actress", and "doe... [Full Article...]

Sony’s streaming TV service PlayStation Vue raises its prices, too

Sony’s streaming TV service PlayStation Vue raises its prices, too It's charging $5 more a month, making its cheapest plan $40. As reported by CordCutters , AT&T is planning to raise the price of all DirecTV Now streaming plans by $5. So if PlayStation Vue is your internet TV streaming platform of choice, you will continue to see the service improve as the price goes up. Now streaming via Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play, FierceCable Radio bring... [Full Article...]

Danny Dyer Takes Down David Cameron In Hilarious TV Rant

Danny Dyer Takes Down David Cameron In Hilarious TV Rant David Cameron has refused to rise to the bait after being subjected to a brutal tongue-lashing from actor Danny Dyer over his part in Brexit. Jack and Dani admit they love one another with Jack exclaiming: "I actually feel like I love you a little bit. [Full Article...]


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