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SP feud: EC defers decision on allotting poll symbol. What now?

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Pre-poll alliance between Congress and Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party has nearly been inked with last minute negotiations underway. According to reports, though both the rival camps, led by Mulayam Singh and his Chief Minister son Akhilesh Yadav, have been frantically trying to establish their right over the symbol, the EC coiuld freeze it in a ruling that will have potential consequences. Read More »

William Peter Blatty, Author Of The Exorcist, Has Died

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Sad news arrives today as Academy Award-winning screenwriter and author William Peter Blatty has passed away. Blatty wrote the novel - and ultimately the screenplay - for the 1973 flick " The Exorcist ", which centered on two priests attempting to help the possessed 12-year-old daughter of an actress (portrayed by Ellen Burstyn). Read More »

Far-right French politician Le Pen sighted at Trump Tower

Opinion polls in France predict that Le Pen, an unsuccessful presidential candidate in 2012, will make it to the second round of French elections in May to determine a successor to socialist President Francois Hollande. Pool asked whether she was here to meet with PEOTUS and she declined to answer. But when asked if she would speak to pool journalists later, one of her associates said "OK". Read More »

Joe Mixon informs Oklahoma he will enter 2017 NFL Draft

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She's demanding a ton of cash. On ability alone, ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Mixon as his fifth-highest-rated running back behind Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, D'Onta Foreman and Christian McCaffrey. Mixon earned All-Big 12 honors this season with 1,247 rushing yards for 10 touchdowns along with 538 receiving yards and 5 touchdown catches. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. Read More »

Mark Hamill pens tribute to Carrie Fisher

Blasting Storm troopers and battling the darks side, while at the same time portraying a character that showed us how to be fearless and strong, inspiring real-life change. One thing he specifically talks about is Princess Leia being an inspiration to girls. So I was thinking, "Oh my God, it'll be like working with a high school kid". Read More »

Is Azealia Banks Sacrificing Chickens In Her Closet?

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In a video posted to Instagram, Banks reveals her difficulties of brujería (witchcraft) practices. She filmed herself cleaning out the area where the sacrifices had taken place. "At this point I am legitimately terrified of Azealia Banks ", said one Twitter user. She went into further explanation with a typically controversial tweet where she wrote: 'Black people are naturally born SEERS, DIVINERS, WITCHES AND WIZARDS. Read More »

This Uber Driver Saved A Teenage Girl From A Sex Trafficking Ring

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To make matters even more concerning, the women were lecturing the teen on sex act tips as well as instructing her how to pat down a man while giving him a hug. Literature on their partnership and education about child sex trafficking is available to drivers on Uber's website. But it wasn't until he made a decision to eavesdrop on what the other two women were telling her that he figured out what was going on. Read More »

Melissa Benoist Files for Divorce from Blake Jenner

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The couple has no children together. According to US Weekly , the two initially exchanged vows in March of 2015 in a ceremony one insider described to the magazine as 'very small, with their families there'. "The chemistry you see with Marley and Ryder is not acting". The couple had been in good terms until September this year as E! Here, we take a look back at Benoist and Jenner's sweetest social media moments. Read More »

Ronda Rousey saying little to promote UFC 207 comeback fight

Her rise ended last November with a head kick from Holm, who made Rousey look unprepared in their lop-sided fight. I think the UFC has been doing all the promos for her. I say "back", but Zane Simon is out this week, suffering from a rare form of Groat's Disease. Rousey also posted a hype video on Instagram. "Listen, Ronda has given more than anybody", White claimed during a UFC 207 media day event. Read More »

How to celebrate New Year's without going broke

Guests have their option of having dinner only from 5-7 p.m., or dinner and the party from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Grand Army Plaza will come alive with live music and free hot cocoa, starting around 11 p.m. -1 a.m. Packages include food, live band, midnight champagne toast, standard overnight room and brunch the next morning. Although the capital is fairly quiet on New Year's Eve, some of the bars on the waterfront arrange their own sets of fireworks. Read More »

Singer George Michael has died aged 53

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The BBC tonight reported that Michael's publicist said he "passed away peacefully at home". "The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this hard and emotional time ", the agent said. He came out in 1998 after being arrested for soliciting sex with an undercover police officer in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Grammy-winning pop star donated all of the royalties from his group Wham!'s single "Last Christmas/Everything She Wants" to Ethiopian starvation relief, according to ... Read More »

'A Christmas Miracle!' Nick and Vanessa Lachey Welcome Son Phoenix Robert

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The couple welcomed their third son Phoenix Robert Lachey on Christmas Eve, just three months after revealing that they were expecting. World, say hello to Phoenix Robert Lachey . We had our Christmas miracle. She added, "Mommy, Daddy, Camden & Brooklyn LOVE You very much!" "Newest Lachey arriving Spring 2017". The couple's other children are son Camden John, 4, and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, who turns 1 on January 5. Read More »

Run the Jewels drop RTJ3 three weeks early as a Christmas surprise

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The duo's first and second albums - Run the Jewels and Run the Jewels 2 - arrived in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Stream RTJ3 and check out a clip of Run the Jewels' appearance on Portlandia below. Like their last two albums, RTJ3 is available for free as a digital download on their website (as well as all streaming services). The album will still get a physical release on 13 January in the United States, and 20 January in other locations. Read More »

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: "Rogue One"

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One of the biggest questions throughout the development of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was how the opening of the movie would be handled. Could we just film an extra scene where we see Jyn and Cassian, they're okay and they're on another planet?' And it never came. Read More »

Malcolm Brogdon dunks on Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

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Malone, a Hall of Famer who died in September 2015, had a multi-faceted appreciation of James' talent and accomplishments. He's now passed Hakeem Olajuwon, Elvin Hayes, and Malone this year on the all-time scoring list. The Cleveland Cavaliers star also shared how Malone was always just there for him, and how his new National Basketball Association record is just very special. Read More »

Bigg Boss 10: Why is Swami Om abusing Manu and Manveer?

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While everyone is trying to calm them down, Bigg Boss has something special planned, and it's the flawless solution. But will Vikran't entry change the equation between Manu, Mona and Manveer? While it is an emotional moment for Priyanka, Manu too is seen teary-eyed as he misses his mother who passed away a couple of days ago. Read More »

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Actress And Glamour Icon, Dead At 99

In 2002 Gabor was injured in a vehicle crash, and again in 2010 when she fell out of bed. Her television credits include The Red Skelton Hour , Playhouse 90 , and Matinee Theater , as well as numerous guest roles throughout her life. Gabor was known to be picky, however, spurning the advances of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, John Huston and Henry Fonda, she wrote in her autobiography. Read More »

Mariah Carey Leads Star-Studded Carpool Karaoke on 'Corden'

Carpool Karaoke is a regular segment of Corden's United States television programme The Late Late Show with James Corden . Clearly this has been in the works for a while! It was basically the most epic sing-along we could have asked for, even if " All I Want for Christmas Is You " is now even more embedded in our heads than it was before. Read More »

Dunkirk: Watch the stunning first trailer for Christopher Nolan's war film

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One Direction's Harry Styles, making his big-screen debut, is also shown briefly in the trailer as part of a group of young soldiers witnessing the carnage unfolding around them . In the United States, there are almost 90 theaters playing the Dunkirk prologue with Rogue One on IMAX screens, so getting to see it shouldn't be too hard for most, though you might have to drive a little further than normal. Read More »

Oscars: Nine Films Advance in Foreign-Language Race

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While Dolan said he hasn't really considered what an Oscar nomination would do for his career, he already feels fortunate that "it's never been hard so far to get an artist or an actor I'd admired to work on one of the films that I've made". Read More »