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Swift, Malik song for 'Fifty Shades' becomes instant hit


We're sharing the details with your right here . The pop superstars take turns in delivering their lines. This comes shortly after the hot new trailer for Fifty Shades Darker was released, teasing even more NSFW scenes in the sequel! " I don't wanna lover forever 'cause I know I'll be living in vain , " Zayn croons in his heaven-sent falsetto atop a finger-snapping beat, supplying The Weeknd-meets-Justin Timberlake vibes across the sexy track. Read More »

Victoria's Secret customer says she was racially profiled

In her video, Houzah says the incident started when a third African-American woman was allegedly accused of shoplifting on Wednesday at the store at the Quintard Mall in Oxford. It appears to be an employee who is arguing with the other black shopper. "So we're all put out", Houzah said. "What happened at our store should not have happened and does not represent who we are or what we stand for". Read More »

Branstad's move to China means Iowa's first female governor


It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as US ambassador to China , especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major USA trading partner. NEW YORK (AP) - Tending to party politics, President-elect Donald Trump is rallying supporters in Louisiana on Friday ahead of the state's Senate runoff election, aiming to pad the Republican majority he will inherit. Read More »

Beyonce, Drake lead Grammy nominations

The Bad Gal liked a pic on Instagram saying that she was snubbed by not being nominated in the Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year categories due to insider fears she would eclipse Beyoncé. Tuesday morning's Grammy nominations gave hundreds of artists a reason to celebrate, with many taking to Twitter to thank their friends, supporters and the Recording Academy. Read More »

U.S. reaffirms 'One China' policy to Beijing after Trump - White House

The White House stood by its longtime foreign policy stance after news of the call broke, saying in a statement on Friday that it remained "firmly committed to our 'one China' policy ,'" which maintains that Taiwan is part of China. "We do not want to play [this] up to confront China", the source told a reporter from The Washington Times. American leaders need to keep in mind that our two countries' destinies are inextricably linked and how President-elect Trump manages the upcoming ... Read More »

Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack


Also Wednesday, President Barack Obama issued a statement saying he and first lady Michelle Obama join Americans in remembering those who gave their lives on December 7, 1941. "And that's what affected him so deeply". He said they were an inspiration during his tours of duty in Vietnam. U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Read More »

Drake tops year-end music lists on iTunes

Spotify and Apple Music have plenty of smaller competitors including established streaming players Deezer and Rhapsody and rap mogul Jay Z's upstart Tidal. We believe that such exclusive content works as a great marketing strategy for Apple Music , giving music-lovers a reason to stay tuned to the music service. Read More »

Biden jokes about 2020 bid

Looks like Vice President Joe Biden might run for president in 2020 . " What the hell, man, anyway ". An emotional Biden told reporters after the vote that he didn't know McConnell was going to rename part of the bill after his son, but that it "validates what we do here". Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars


In just a few short months, the 89th Annual Academy Awards will honor the best of the best in cinema. Oscar events before that however delivered strong numbers, including 2014 when hosted by Ellen and 2013's, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, with each delivering over 43.5 million and over 40 million viewers respectively. Read More »

Transformers: The Last Knight

Now that production for Transformers: The Last Knight has officially wrapped, Paramount Pictures has released the first official trailer for the film. But Michael Bay tries to fit in one or two new things into this opening sneak peek, whether or not much of anything else new is in the final product. Read More »

Merkel seeks new term as leader of German conservatives

She also said there can be no repeat of last year's migrant crisis in the country. Germany's Muslim population has increased in recent years, especially after 2015 when more than 1 million migrants and refugees arrived. "We are faced with a world, especially after the USA election, that needs to re-order itself, with regard to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the relationship with Russian Federation". Read More »

Britex getting more complicated with Supreme Court involvement


Protesters both for and against Brexit rallied outside the court for the start of the four-day hearing, some wearing judges' wigs and waving the European Union flag. At the heart of the Government's appeal to the Supreme Court is the case it made to the Court below; that the power it has to make and withdraw from Treaties (specifically here, the Lisbon Treaty) are not constrained by the 1972 Act. Read More »

'Moana' Had One Of The Best Thanksgivings Ever At The Box Office

Garnering an estimated $81.1 million, the film, which features a female Pacific Islander, fell shy of the $93.6 million five-day opening that " Frozen " earned in 2013. " Fantastic Beasts " has earned just more than $156 million in its two weeks of release. Surprisingly, Pitt-starrer Allied performed way below expectations. Read More »

Gambia polls: President Yahya Jammeh to concede defeat

According to him, he looks forward to a smooth transition of power and working with the incoming President of The Gambia to deepen existing cordial relations between both countries. Reporter Alpha Jallow told VOA that crowds of people gathered to dance in the streets of the Gambian capital, Banjul , Friday in celebration of Barrow's victory. Read More »

The X Factor studio to be demolished after this weekend's semi-finals


She crushed this! We've heard more emotional versions of it live, but this is also far from the first time she's done it now and may be more accustomed to taking it on in this particular environment. Lady Gaga recently performed that Victoria's Secret Fashion Show where she wore a black bejeweled hat with 45,700 Swarovski crystals and cost $1 million. Read More »

Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon Monday

Republican Donald Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in all three states. Trump on Sunday called the recount, "Just a Stein scam to raise money!" Both candidates lost 20 votes. Michigan's Republican secretary of state, Ruth Johnson, said the recount could cost $5 million, though Stein is only responsible for the almost $1 million she spent when filing for the recount. Read More »

Two new cases of AIDS, 56 of HIV in Malta

That funding fell previous year and could be cut further under a new presidential administration. "I've been living with HIV now for seven years and the first couple of years I would have said the virus affected me - living with HIV was hard. Read More »

Green Party Withdraws Pennsylvania Recount Case


Supporters of Republican president-elect Donald Trump have been trying to freeze recount efforts in Michigan , Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, the states where he narrowly defeated his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Scott Walker echoed that sentiment Friday, telling reporters that he doesn't expect his state's recount to significantly change the results. Republican lawyers also argued that the case has threatened the state's ability to certify its presidential electors by the December ... Read More »

Team Advising 'Famous' Rapper To 'Take A Step Back' From Work?


As previously reported , Yeezy was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on November 21, after he reportedly started behaving "erratically" while at Pasternak's residence. TMZ on Wednesday said West had suffered a nervous breakdown triggered by the anniversary of his late mother Donda's funeral on November 20, 2007, and that this time of year has been hard for him since. Read More »

Annual Christmas Parade takes over Main Street in downtown Lafayette


Mosley says she has been coming down to the parade for the past 14 years ever since she was a child. "I think it's wonderful", Halstead said of the parade . "When they come for the first time, we get a lot of appreciative feedback, people thanking us for offering something not only the kids enjoy, but families as a whole", Mrs. Read More »

'Fantastic Beasts', 'Moana' rule box office over weekend

Because people are recovering from the Thanksgiving holiday and busy preparing for the upcoming Christmas festivities, there likely won't be another huge breakout domestic weekend at the box office until Disney and Lucasfilm's next Star Wars instalment, Rogue One , hits theatres on December 16. Read More »

'Luke Cage' brings more ruckus with Season 2 on Netflix


Marvel and Netflix confirmed the news earlier today, with a new video on the show's official Twitter account, which you can check out below. The announcement was made with a tweet that featured a video set to the tune of the Luke Cage opening theme, sent out with Cage's own mantra, "Always forward". Read More »

Trump Disavows Alt-Right Group: 'I Condemn Them'

I disavow, and I condemn", a Times reporter tweeted Trump as saying. "And if they are energized, I want to look into it and find out why". Bannon and Trump's transition team have pushed back at that narrative, and Trump defended his former campaign chairman to the Times . Read More »

Chef Peng Chang-kuei, General Tso's Chicken Inventor, Dies At 98


Navy commander and named it after a 19th-century Chinese military leader. The rest is history. You may not have known his name, but you definitely know his chicken. As a harbinger of what was to become of Peng's famous dish, NYT critic Mimi Sheraton had one issue with Peng's: "The big failing here is to temper seasonings to what the kitchen perceives to be the preferences of the Western palate". Read More »