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Katie Cassidy is Married

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 14:54

Katie Cassidy is married. The 32-year-old actress said “I Do” to Matthew Rodgers on Saturday. The couple exchanged vows in Florida in front of family and friends.

David Cassidy’s daughter and Matthew got engaged in June 2017 after he proposed during a romantic dinner.

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Weekend Box Office: 12/10/18

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 13:51

10. Widows: $3.1 Million (down from
9th)

9. The
Possession of Hannah Grace: $3.2 Million (down from 7th)

8. Robin
Hood (2018): $3.6 Million (remained at 8th)

7. Green
Book: $3.9 Million (up from 10th)

6. Instant
Family: $5.6 Million (remained at 6th)

5. Bohemian
Rhapsody: $6 Million (remained at 5th)

4. Fantastic
Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: $6.8 Million (remained at 4th)

3.  Creed II: $10.3 Million (remained at 3rd)

2. Dr.
Seuss’ The Grinch (2018): $15.2 Million (remained at 2nd)

1. Ralph
Breaks the Internet: $16.1 Million (remained at 1st)

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Powerball: 12/10/18

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 13:45

No winner for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Wednesday night’s drawing will be for $230 million or a $135.9 million cash payout.

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Grandma Meryl

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:15

Meryl Streep is going to be a grandma! The actress’ eldest daughter Mamie Gummer is pregnant with her first child with her screenwriting fiancé Mehar Sethi.

Mamie and Mehar got in engaged while on vacation in Croatia this past August. 

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Cyrus Sibling Engaged

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:13

Trace Cyrus is engaged! The eldest brother of Miley Cyrus popped the question to fellow singer Taylor Sanders.

The 29-year-old pop rocker shared the news on his Instagram page.

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Teen Mom Couple Take 30-day Reflection

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:11

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are trying to fix their marriage by living separately. The “Teen Mom OG” stars are taking a “30-day self-reflection” period apart to see if they can envision a future together.

During the separation the couple plans to focus on their individual struggles by really diving headfirst into their therapy sessions.

Tyler said that he wants to focus on his mental health, while Cate focuses on her postpartum depression and anxiety.

The couple rose to fame on the MTV show when they got pregnant as teenagers with their first child, who they decided to place for adoption. They have since had a daughter, 3-year-old Novalee Reign and are expecting another daughter, due next year.

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Ariana’s Tatted Nana

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:09

To celebrate the end of an emotionally challenging year, Ariana Grande got a friendship tattoo with an unlikely family member. The “thank u, next” singer and her 93-year-old grandmother hit up Brooklyn tattoo artist Mira Mariah for some ink.

The 25-year-old got a celestial tattoo on the top of her left hand, totally sending off “God is Woman” vibes.

Not to be left out, the 93-year-old opted for her late husband’s nickname “Ciccio” on the inside of her ring finger.

Post tattoo, Ariana’s grandma said, “I feel fine…I’ve had a little bit more excitement than this.”

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R. Kelly Screening Investigation

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:07

An investigation into who threatened to shoot up the NYC screening of “Surviving R. Kelly” led police to the singer’s hometown of Chicago.

According to TMZ, the person of interest is a man with Chicago’s 773 area code. The name of the man has not been released and it is unclear if he has a personal relationship with Kelly.

“Surviving R. Kelly” is a documentary about the 51-year-old’s alleged sexual abuse of women. It was screened Tuesday night at NeueHouse in NYC.

The documentary premieres on Lifetime in January.

Both Kelly and the NYPD declined to comment on the incident.

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No More Ring For Cardi

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:04

Cardi B has removed her 8-carat, $550k wedding ring.

As the 26-year-old headed into Madison Square Garden for iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball concert, she proudly waved her hand for fans and paps to notice the bare finger.

The move was obviously a signal to her estranged hubby Offset, who the rapper has already stopped following on Instagram.

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Rapper Faces Life, Girlfriend Gets Inked

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:00

Tekashi69’s girlfriend is supporting her man with some new ink and a new hairstyle. Jade showed off her “69” tattoo and rainbow hair in an Instagram post over the weekend. Apparently, the rapper’s baby mama is sticking by his side even though he is still in custody and facing a life sentence in his federal racketeering case.

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Miley Picked On Hailey

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:57

Miley Cyrus crashed Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin’s “Carpool Karaoke” episode and dished about childhood memories with Hailey.

Hailey and Miley have known each other since they were young, but haven’t always had a great relationship. The 26-year-old singer admitted that she and Hailey’s oldest sister Alaia would lock the young model out of their room when she tried to play with them.

Hailey added that her older sister and Miley “used to gang up on me.” To which Miley responded, “It made you who you are, you know? Now you can always take like the trolls and sh*t.”

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Royal Mom’s Still Have To Pee

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:55

Kate Middleton proved that a royal title doesn’t take away from her motherly duties. The Duchess and Princess Charlotte were stuck in traffic when they made a quick exit of the vehicle and headed into a local pub to use the loo. The royals, accompanied by a plain-clothed detective, entered the bar to the astonishment of local patrons.

A regular of the establishment, Maggie McKinney, told the Daily Mail that she was shocked to look up from her usual seat at the bar and see “the Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter.” She added that they “went to the toilet and then trotted out. They seemed totally normal.”

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Chicago To Cleveland

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:53

Kim Kardashian-West’s daughter Chicago West spent the weekend in Cleveland with Auntie KoKo aka Khloe Kardashian.

The reality star sent her youngest to stay with Khloe to prevent her from getting the flu that had hit the KKW Beauty mogul’s home.

Kim told Extra on Thursday, “Yesterday was a hard day because we have the flu going around. I sent her to Cleveland with Khloe.”

Chicago seemed to enjoy her time in The Land with cousin True Thompson, based on the photos Khloe shared on her Instagram.

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Hart: Out

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:33

That was quick: Comedian Kevin Hart is out as the host of the Oscars in 2019. There was uproar over previous tweets deemed to be anti-gay. Meanwhile, online videos surfaced of his 2010 act which had a whole bit on wanting to be sure his son wasn’t gay. Hart took down the offending tweets during the furor, but it wasn’t enough. 

He at first refused to apologize, saying he’d addressed these criticisms previously. Then, without apologizing, he bowed out from hosting duties in the early hours of Friday morning. In a lengthy Instagram post and video he apparently took while lying in bed, he says he’s evolved, said people are just looking for things to be mad about, and is putting the entire issue to rest.

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Birthdays: December 7

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:16

Nicholas Hoult – actor – 29

Aaron Carter – former teenie-bopper hearthrob – 31

Sarah Bareilles – singer – 39

C. Thomas Howell – Actor, “The Oustiders” (Ponyboy) – 52

Jeffrey Wright – actor – 53

Larry Bird – Indiana Pacers star – 62

Tom Waits – singer – 69

Ellen Burstyn – Actress – 86

Noam Chomsky – socialist author and writer – 90

BORN ON THIS DATE

Eli Wallach – Actor, “The Good, the Bad, The Ugly”; more recently “Wall Street 2” – 1915

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History: December 7, 2018

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:15

1787

The Delaware state legislature ratifies the US Constitution, making Delaware the first of the United States.

By June of the following year, New Hampshire was the ninth of the 13 states to ratify the Constitution, rendering it binding.

The laws of the new government came into effect March 4, 1789.

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1805

Westward explorers Lewis and Clark build camp at what would become known as Fort Clatsop, near present-day Portland.

The Winter home was built after the crew laid eyes for the first time on the Pacific Ocean just a couple months earlier. The weather would be too brutal to continue an eastward crossing back across the newly-explored territory.

The area was full of elk and deer, providing plenty of food and resources for the winter. The nearby mountains provided protection from exceedingly inclement weather.

There crew departed Fort Clatsop in March the following year.

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1941

At approximately 7:02 a.m., radar operators stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii spot a fleet of aircraft on the radar headed toward the island. They were expecting American B-17s, so they found no reason to be alarmed.

They were wrong.

More than 360 Japanese fighter planes appeared less than an hour later, attacking the quiet Naval base early on a Sunday morning.

2400 Americans were killed and 1200 were wounded. Five of 8 battleships were destroyed, 3 destroyers were sunk, and 7 more were left severely damaged.

It was one of the worst foreign attacks on American-held land ever.

The next day the Senate voted to go to war with Japan unanimously, 82-to-0.

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1987

Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev flies into the United States to meet with President Reagan.

During the visit, the two heads of state would approve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty, which would have each nation do away with stockpiles of ballistic missiles in Europe with ranges between 320 and 3400 miles.

This treaty was unique in that it called for eliminating weapons, not just limiting the number a country could have.

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1999

The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against music service Napster for allowing free sharing of copyrighted tunes.

The case would define the new rules of file sharing on online networks.

It took almost 8 years to tie up the case. Though Napster sit down at first, it later returned as a paid service and is still around as a subscription music service.

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Manchin Revokes Support of Trump Nominee

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 20:31

Sen. Joe Manchin is backing off his support for a key nominee of President Trump. The West Virginia Democrat is withdrawing his support for Robert McNamee to be on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission after intense pressure from environmental activists in his party. Manchin unexpectedly voted against McNamee in a Wednesday procedural vote in the Senate. Despite being a Democrat, Manchin’s opposition was unexpected because he’s from a strongly pro-Trump state, he’s supported Trump’s energy agenda in the past, and he voted for NcNamee in committee just two weeks ago. Manchin cited recently released video of the Trump nominee trashing renewable energy as the reason for his no vote.

—QUOTABLE: “After viewing video footage, which I had not previously seen, where Bernard McNamee outright denies the impact that humans are having on our climate, I can no longer support his nomination to be a FERC commissioner.” -Manchin

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U.S. Challenges Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 20:30

The United States military flew an “extraordinary” mission over Ukraine in a show of aggression against Russia. The Department of Defense announced the flyover, conducted under the Open Skies Treaty, as a protest of Russia’s aggressive posture toward Ukraine—particularly its seizure of three Ukrainian ships several weeks ago. President Trump added that he is not happy with Russia’s latest actions, and cancelled a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit last weekend.

—QUOTABLE: “Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!” -Trump on Twitter

—QUOTABLE: “Today the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty. The timing of this flight is intended to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations…Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch strait is a dangerous escalation in a pattern of increasingly provocative and threatening activity.” -Dept. of Defense

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Lemon Criticizes Trump-Obama Funeral Handshake, Cuomo Disagrees

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 20:29

CNN hack Don Lemon just can’t help himself. On Wednesday, the cable news host said that he would not have shaken President Trump’s hand at the memorial service for President George H.W. Bush if he had been in former president Barack Obama’s place. He’s not nearly as big a man as Obama, who did shake the president’s hand, Lemon proclaimed in a nauseating attempt at broadcasting his humility. But fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo condemned Lemon—it’s about showing respect in an important moment for the country, Cuomo rebutted. The Obamas don’t have to show respect, Lemon said—and shouldn’t, given Trump’s attitude toward Barack, he went on.

—QUOTABLE: “Nope, couldn’t do it. I’m not that big a person. I would hope that I would be, but I don’t — I can’t fake the funk as they say. I’m not saying the Obamas did that, but there they go, right there.” -Lemon

—QUOTABLE: “I don’t think it’s about faking the funk. I think it’s about showing respect for something bigger than them.” -Cuomo

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Dem Head Doesn’t Like Republicans Hearing Politics in Church

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 20:28

The head of the Democratic Party is unhappy that with Republicans going to church. “People buy” what they hear at church, and that’s usually a conservative message—and that gives the GOP an unfair advantage, according to Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez in comments recently before a left-wing political group. Republicans have churches, Fox News, and the NRA, which are the only voices most people in rural Republican areas listen to, Perez implied. 

—QUOTABLE: “I’ve learned this from the outreach we’ve done at the DNC. Why aren’t we penetrating, I ask? And I had someone in northwest Wisconsin tell me: ‘You know what? For most of the people I know, their principle sources of information are Fox News, the NRA newsletter and the pulpit on Sunday.’ And it should come as a surprise to no-one that our message doesn’t penetrate.” -Perez

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