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Culture Oscars 2019: The Biggest Snubs & Surprises!
Author: 0 Oscars 2019: The Biggest Snubs & Surprises!

After all, Black Panther makes history by becoming the first ever superhero movie to earn a nomination for Best Picture at the Oscars . Netflix is hoping Roma , which won the Golden Globe for best foreign language motion picture, will carry it to the throne.

Culture ‘Black Panther’ Becomes First Comic Book Film Nominated For Best Picture
Author: 0 ‘Black Panther’ Becomes First Comic Book Film Nominated For Best Picture

And veteran film-maker Spike Lee, who spoke to Sky News in December about the lack of diversity at the Oscars , is nominated in the best director category for the first time in his 40-year-career. Meanwhile, "Vice" supporting actress Amy Adams remains on Close's heels in the unusual race by landing her sixth Oscar nomination. King is considered by many to be the front-runner in her category.

Culture Facebook's WhatsApp limits users to five text forwards to curb rumors
Author: 0 Facebook's WhatsApp limits users to five text forwards to curb rumors

WhatsApp is expanding its message forwarding limit to across the world, almost six months after piloting the feature in India . In South Africa a number of advertising scams rely on WhatsApp users forwarding a luring message to friends in return for supposed free air time or vouchers , or access to a list of people due to be paid money .

Culture Here's the unambiguous bright spot in Netflix's disappointing earnings announcement
Author: 0 Here's the unambiguous bright spot in Netflix's disappointing earnings announcement

Netflix cut its outlook for the current quarter as its revenue and subscriber growth disappointed some investors, sending the streaming giant's stock tumbling almost 4 percent in after-hours trades. The earnings report comes at the start of what could be a pivotal year for the company. But this is the first time that higher prices will hit all 58 million USA subscribers, the number Netflix reported at the end of September.

Culture Kelly has officially been dropped by Sony Music
Author: 0 Kelly has officially been dropped by Sony Music

Kelly . While RCA and Sony have not confirmed to NPR that Kelly has been dropped, he was removed early Friday from the label's website . Singer R. Kelly and the sexual misconduct he's been accused of seems to finally be culminating in some real action that could have some long-lasting damage to the singer and his career.

Culture Prince Philip Involved In Car Crash. Here’s What We Know
Author: 0 Prince Philip Involved In Car Crash. Here’s What We Know

But she has strict rules for fan interaction during her outings - and even avoids shaking hands with fans . If you're finding life without a auto tough and causing you to feel down, talk to a family member, friend or your GP'. While statistics from the Royal Automobile Club Foundation suggest that elderly driving licence holders have fewer deaths and injuries , the U.S. Buckingham Palace said Philip, 97, was checked by a doctor after the accident and determined to be fine.

Culture YouTube bans pranks and dangerous challenges
Author: 0 YouTube bans pranks and dangerous challenges

The new clarifications 'make it clear that challenges like the Tide pod challenge , that can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances, have no place on YouTube , ' the company wrote in a blog post . After receiving demands from the community to not allow these types of risky videos, YouTube has announced that it is banning all harmful challenges and pranks.

Culture Meghan Markle visits animal charity Mayhew and gala benefit with Prince Harry
Author: 0 Meghan Markle visits animal charity Mayhew and gala benefit with Prince Harry

And it looks like the Duchess of Sussex makes the pawfect Patron for the charity after she was seen cuddling one of the puppies and cradling it on her blossoming baby bump. Her other dog Guy, a Beagle, did make the journey and is now part of the family and has joined the Sussex's other pet, a black Labrador. The duchess is a dog lover who supported various animal rescue centres in her home city of Los Angeles.

Culture Young Thanos Revealed In 'Avengers: Infinity War' Concept Art
Author: 0 Young Thanos Revealed In 'Avengers: Infinity War' Concept Art

Usually, you can learn a lot about how the film adaptations will come about by reading the comic books. Set up a Valentine's date with her and ask her yourself, as actress Brie Larson, who plays the titular role in the highly anticipated superhero film Captain Marvel , will be flying into Singapore on Feb 14 to promote the film.

Culture First teaser trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far from Home'
Author: 0 First teaser trailer for 'Spider-Man: Far from Home'

The response came following a well known Marvel fan, Kirk Deveyck , who uploaded a video on Twitter for Holland on Saturday, demanding the trailer be dropped. When Gyllenhaal was first cast in Far From Home , it was believed that Mysterio would be the central villain, but that's since been discredited, and we're pretty thrilled about it.

Culture Carol Channing, legendary Broadway actress, dies at 97
Author: 0 Carol Channing, legendary Broadway actress, dies at 97

The show brought her to the attention of prominent admirers including Thornton Wilder, Lady Bird Johnson, and Jacqueline Kennedy, who reportedly brought her children to see " Hello, Dolly! " in their first public outing after President John F.

Author: 0 Rihanna Sues Father for Exploiting Her Name

Rihanna wants the court to prohibit her father and the other man from using Fenty or any other terms that can be confused with her name in order to sell or promote any services and goods. She said she never authorized them to act as her booking agent. In addition to gigs in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Fenty Entertainment reportedly booked an entire Latin American tour to the tune of $15 million.

Culture Steven Spielberg casts high school student Rachel Zegler in West Side Story
Author: 0 Steven Spielberg casts high school student Rachel Zegler in West Side Story

West Side Story is also largely based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , and it features a star-crossed romance between Tony and a girl named Maria . Veteran performer Rita Moreno will play Valentina , an expanded version of the character Doc , the owner of the store in which Tony works. After news of her casting broke, Zegler added on Twitter, "I could say so many things but all I can muster is thank you".

Culture Netflix increases prices across the board
Author: 0 Netflix increases prices across the board

Finally, the premium plan offers UHD streaming when available and streaming on up to four devices at the same time, and its price is growing from $14 per month to $16. However, the company has been burning through cash - as much as $3bn in 2018 - to contain threats from Amazon, Disney and Apple, all new entrants to the streaming business that have promised significant investments in original content.

Culture ‘Fallout’ Director Christopher McQuarrie to Write, Direct Next 2 ‘Mission: Impossible’ Films
Author: 0 ‘Fallout’ Director Christopher McQuarrie to Write, Direct Next 2 ‘Mission: Impossible’ Films

Tom Cruise has also confirmed his return to the franchise as the mentioned agent Ethan Hunt on Twitter , check it out below along with McQuarrie's tweet . Starting with Ghost Protocol , (which, it's worth noting, had some significant script work from McQuarrie ) the franchise has really found its feet, delivering a killer mix of ensemble work, truly mind-blowing action set-pieces, and a sense of character and narrative that was largely missing from the first (still great) three films .

Culture Kylie Jenner v. Egg: The great Instagram battle of 2019
Author: 0 Kylie Jenner v. Egg: The great Instagram battle of 2019

Last week, an account was set up under the name "World_Record_Egg ", and their goal was quite simple - to have the most liked Instagram post of all time. " Take that little egg ", she captioned the amusing clip on Sunday evening. " Take that little egg ", she wrote in an Instagram caption. "What a time to be alive", and thanked everyone for their support.

Culture Meghan and Harry 'don't know' sex of the royal baby
Author: 0 Meghan and Harry 'don't know' sex of the royal baby

Meghan , whose hair was pulled back in her famous messy bun, cradled her now-very visible baby bump during her visit with Harry to Birkenhead, Merseyside, near the northern United Kingdom city of Liverpool. They also visited the Feeding Britain supermarket - which allows local families to buy their weekly shopping at a discounted price. She is also now patron of Mayhew, an animal charity, and Smart Works, a charity that focuses on helping women.

Culture Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after less than a year on the job
Author: 0 Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after less than a year on the job

She's leaving just weeks before Meghan and Harry move out of their London home and Relocate to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor to raise their first child. The bodyguard's departure marks the third close aide to the Sussex team to leave since the royal wedding last May. The resignation of the Scotland Yard inspector follows the departure of Meghan's personal assistant , Melissa Touabti, who left Kensington Palace previous year after six months in the role.

Culture Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration
Author: 0 Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

It's not ideal, which Gaga admits, writing "I share this not to make excuses for myself, but to explain, ' and by declaring she believes victims of all genders and 'of all races", she avoids the argued point that too many people find it easy to protect R Kelly's innocence because all of his alleged victims are black women.

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