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Culture US' Mattis sees risk in Turkey's operation in Syria
Author: 0 US' Mattis sees risk in Turkey's operation in Syria

Al Jazeera reported that on 20 January, Turkish President Recep Tayyip said Turkey had agreed with Russian Federation that it would extend its military operation to include the SDF-held town of Manbij, approximately 30km west of the Euphrates river.

Culture Oscars: Margot Robbie nominated for Best Actress for role in I, Tonya
Author: 0 Oscars: Margot Robbie nominated for Best Actress for role in I, Tonya

Likewise, Greta Gerwig , who was shut out of a directing nomination from the Golden Globes , is just the fifth woman nominated for best director . While " I, Tonya " was considered a likely Best Picture nominee if the field stretched to 10 (it stopped at nine), it didn't score there, but got attention for Best Actress ( Margot Robbie ), Supporting Actress ( Allison Janney ) and Editing.

Culture Authors, Oregonians and fans pay tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin
Author: 0 Authors, Oregonians and fans pay tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

Her last book was the essay collection No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, which came out in 2017. Le Guin, renowned author of The Earthsea Cycle series and literally scores of other works like The Left Hand Of Darkness , has shuffled off this mortal coil.

Culture North Korean athletes will compete at Winter Olympics
Author: 0 North Korean athletes will compete at Winter Olympics

Experts speculate that last-minute change was meant to keep South Korea "on edge". After being pardoned, she worked for South Korea's National Intelligence Service before marrying one of her bodyguards. and North Korea to discuss the North's weapons program-mes and establish peace on the peninsula, Moon said "But no one can be optimistic about how long the current mood for dialogue will last".

Culture Jennifer Lawrence nominated for Razzie Award as year's Worst Actress
Author: 0 Jennifer Lawrence nominated for Razzie Award as year's Worst Actress

This year's awards won't likely be as controversial , however, as the vast majority of nominees are painfully obvious, easy targets. Leading the pack is Transformers: The Last Knight with nine nominations, including Worst Picture , Worst Director ( Michael Bay ), Worst Actor ( Mark Wahlberg ) and Worst Supporting Actor ( Josh Duhamel and Anthony Hopkins ).

Culture Trump's approval rating sinks to 39 percent, another low
Author: 0 Trump's approval rating sinks to 39 percent, another low

It dropped 40 percentage points in Canada and 28 points among Mexicans, who have been a frequent target of Trump's insults and on whose border Trump is trying to erect a wall. Half of all Americans also say they believe Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians, and an nearly identical percentage say they believe the president tried to interfere with the investigation.

Culture Will Ed Sheeran choose fatherhood over a music career?
Author: 0 Will Ed Sheeran choose fatherhood over a music career?

Ed announced his engagement to Cherry Seaborn over the weekend, writing on Instagram, "We are very happy and in love". Past year the singer credited Seaborn, who he has reportedly been dating since 2015, with nursing him back to health after he was involved in a bicycle accident.

Culture Dolores O'Riordan: Cranberries singer's body in public repose
Author: 0 Dolores O'Riordan: Cranberries singer's body in public repose

Her art is attractive". The 46-year-old Cranberries frontwoman was found dead in a hotel in London last Monday. The funeral mass is set to take place in Ballybricken, Co Limerick on Tuesday morning before a private family burial. The coroner overseeing the case, Shirley Radcliffe, noted that hearing will resume on April 3, the date for a full inquest. On Monday, her body will also lie in repose at a funeral home in Ballyneety from 4pm.

Culture Instagram Adds 'Last Seen', Here's How You Turn it Off
Author: 0 Instagram Adds 'Last Seen', Here's How You Turn it Off

To disable this feature, go to Settings and scroll down to Show Activity Status and tap on the toggle button from blue to white. If you turn off your Activity Status, you won't be able to see other people's either. For example, you could be shown as "Active now", "Active 1h ago", or "Active today". This feature is the same as the one on Facebook Messenger . While it may seem useful if you're tracking someone (in a non-stalker way we hope), without context, it can lead to issues if ...

Culture Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Finally Reveal Baby Name For Third Child
Author: 0 Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Finally Reveal Baby Name For Third Child

The baby sister of North , 4-and-a-half, and Saint, 2, was born on Tuesday, with Kardashian writing on her website , "Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, attractive baby girl". @TheJessLyf posted: "Chicago... West..." We have to admit, "Chi West" is going to be a dope nickname - congrats, KimYe! "Chi West doesn't sound bad".

Culture Kim Kardashian, Kanye West opt for odd baby name
Author: 0 Kim Kardashian, Kanye West opt for odd baby name

Chicago West was born on Tuesday, Jan. 16, but her mother didn't let fans in on her name until Friday, Jan. 19. Kim also told her fans that the name is pronounced as "Shy" and not " Chi ". The rapper and the reality star chose to use a carrier after Kim suffered pregnancy complications with her two older children. She suffered from pre-eclampsia and placenta accreta in pregnancies for her daughter North , now 4, and son Saint , 2.

Culture What's next for 13 siblings allegedly starved, held captive
Author: 0 What's next for 13 siblings allegedly starved, held captive

The family's Perris house is registered as a private school called the Sandcastle Day School. The children were reared on the graveyard shift, with the family staying up all night and going to bed shortly before dawn, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said.

Culture Michael Douglas sexual harassment allegations detailed
Author: 0 Michael Douglas sexual harassment allegations detailed

Braudy claimed that Douglas frequently harassed her when she worked for his company Stone Bridge Productions in the 1980s, repeatedly using inappropriate sexual language. "I'm hurt, really hurt and offended and I wonder if people realise when you do something like this, it hurts a lot more than just one person". Douglas got ahead of the allegations before they appeared in public, describing them to The Hollywood Reporter as "an unfortunate and complete fabrication".

Culture YouTube Monetization Rules Now Favor Established Channels Over Small Ones
Author: 0 YouTube Monetization Rules Now Favor Established Channels Over Small Ones

I received an automated message from YouTube via email telling me they would be in touch as soon as possible. They're never going to get 1,000 subscribers. Perhaps I'm a unique case here, maybe I'm not, but I'm I asking you to reconsider the partnership termination for my account. YouTube is a community, and while there are thousands of established creators out there, new ones are really the backbone of that massive group of creators.

Culture Google Constricts YouTube Rules in cleaning up for Advertisements
Author: 0 Google Constricts YouTube Rules in cleaning up for Advertisements

Ads will only run on Google Preferred videos verified to be compliant with YouTube's ad criteria. In response to "several issues" that affected its community and advertising partners on YouTube, Google announced "tough but necessary" changes in monetization effective in 2018.

Culture '12 Strong' review: Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film
Author: 0 '12 Strong' review: Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film

But it's hard to shake the feeling that 12 Strong-based on Doug Stanton's 2009 book Horse Soldiers , about U.S. Special Forces troops who traveled to Afghanistan shortly after 9/11 to confront Taliban forces-should add up to more than it does.

Culture Dylan Farrow: 'I'm telling the truth'
Author: 0 Dylan Farrow: 'I'm telling the truth'

Others to distance themselves from Allen in recent weeks include To Rome With Love's Greta Gerwig , Wonder Wheel's David Krumholtz and Mira Sorvino , who vowed to never work with him again having won an Oscar for her role in 1995's Mighty Aphrodite .

Culture Kevin Spacey sexual harassment row: Scotland Yard investigates new allegation against actor
Author: 0 Kevin Spacey sexual harassment row: Scotland Yard investigates new allegation against actor

Spacey has also been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment from co-workers and former staffers on the set of TV drama House of Cards . Scotland Yard had initiated its primary investigation into those charges soon after. Similar allegations quickly began flooding in against Spacey, and he was promptly fired from Netflix's House of Cards and Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World .

Culture Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' to Become TV Series Despite Accuracy Concerns
Author: 0 Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' to Become TV Series Despite Accuracy Concerns

Mr Trump has declared the book "phony" while White House spokesman Sarah Sanders dismissed it as "complete fantasy" and a Trump attorney has sought to halt publication of the "libellous" tome. In the United States, where publisher Henry Holt pulled forward the book's publication by four days after the Guardian published an early extract and Trump's lawyer threatened legal action, Macmillan president Don Weisberg called "the magnitude of demand" for the book unprecedented.

Culture Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations
Author: 0 Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Grace adds that, " He probably moved my hand to his d*ck five to seven times ". "I stopped moving my lips and turned cold". It was really repetitive. He tried to fuck her a bunch of times . Banfield instructed Grace that if she was sexually assaulted "you should go to the police right now" or if she was "sexually harassed and your bad date, because of his actions, mitigated your ability to do your job, you should definitely speak up, and loud".

Culture Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's tragic last photo with boyfriend revealed
Author: 0 Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's tragic last photo with boyfriend revealed

Her three Cranberries bandmates said in a tweet that they were devastated at the passing of an "extraordinary talent". Suffice to say, I am very sad to lose someone who meant so much to me and to many people across the world. Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams said on Twitter that her favourite Cranberries track was I Will Always , adding: "I have never not cried while listening, so here we go".

Culture 'Take shelter': Japan's North Korea missile gaffe
Author: 0 'Take shelter': Japan's North Korea missile gaffe

The news service corrected the error five minutes later, with an on-air host bowing deeply in apology. The people of Hawaii spent roughly thirty minutes saying their goodbyes and desperately trying to find shelter before a correction was issued.

Culture Kris talks about Kylie, lack of privacy
Author: 0 Kris talks about Kylie, lack of privacy

And in a new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians , Kylie's mom, Kris Jenner revealed how a frightening lack of privacy for the family has extended into Kylie's home. So Kris hopped in the auto with Kim and went to see Dr. Jason Diamond, who told her that low-hanging ears are super easy to fix. "It's different that we're doing it together", said Khloé .

Culture The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Trailer Confirms April Premiere Date
Author: 0 The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Trailer Confirms April Premiere Date

It was also announced that Marisa Tomei will be joining The Handmaid's Tale in the upcoming season, although her role is being kept under wraps for now. Hulu has just given us our first look at The Handmaid's Tale and it's safe to say we're in for another intense season! Miller noted that during the making of the first season, there were aspects of the book that they couldn't explore in the initial 10 episodes.

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Author: 0 "Currently no Plans" for Netflix Nintendo Switch App, Netflix Says

So far, the Nintendo Switch has been a celebration of features and games flawless for adults who grew up with Nintendo and now must fit it into their busy grown-up lives. After a huge first year, Nintendo Switch is right now the go-to handheld consoles for all gamers. However, you may find comfort knowing that Netflix and Nintendo have not given up on this possibility just yet.

Culture Watch Bill Murray's Surprise Appearance On SNL As Steve Bannon
Author: 0 Watch Bill Murray's Surprise Appearance On SNL As Steve Bannon

An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from NY, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show. After a year of cloaking their Steve Bannon under the now-iconic, and considering the state of his career, increasingly-appropriate, Grim Reaper garb, the folks at Saturday Night Live have finally revealed his true identity - Bill Murray! "The Bannon dynasty is dawning".

Culture Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: 'I had no idea'
Author: 0 Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: 'I had no idea'

She also maintains that she was completely unaware of any incidents taking place during her time on the show, from 1991 to 2006. One person who has remained mum on the situation was Lauer's former, "partner in crime", Katie Couric . "Couric praised NBC hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, who have taken the helm of " Today " since Lauer" s firing . As I am writing this, I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC .

Culture Spurs chairman makes bold claim over futures of Kane and Alli
Author: 0 Spurs chairman makes bold claim over futures of Kane and Alli

Every word that he said yesterday we need to respect because he's our boss. "We want to start winning trophies so that's the aim. There are a lot of people ready to help with temporary mental issues so it is good for him to get the love from the fans and inspire people to get the same help and talk about it".

Culture Most Inspiring, Confusing and Bizarre Moments at the Critics' Choice Awards
Author: 0 Most Inspiring, Confusing and Bizarre Moments at the Critics' Choice Awards

Other stars up for the award included Jessica Chastain for Molly's Game, Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water , Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing and Meryl Streep for The Post . We're also digging into the data behind key categories at all the major award shows. The more I talk to Academy members, the more I hear rumblings about this summer's biggest hit - if not because it's a cinematic work of art, then because no movie better captures this new era of female ...

Culture 5 longest winning streaks in the Premier League
Author: 0 5 longest winning streaks in the Premier League

Aguero's admission comes with City's hierarchy holding an internal transfer meeting this week to determine whether they bring forward plans to sign Alexis Sanchez in the wake of Gabriel Jesus's knee injury by bidding for the Arsenal striker this month.

Culture China's Huawei Features US Traction Regardless of Spying Fear
Author: 0 China's Huawei Features US Traction Regardless of Spying Fear

She added that she would be participating in the company's event to launch the Mate 10 Pro in the United States in February. But according to The Wall Street Journal , the carrier backed out of the deal without any explanation. "We win the trust of the Chinese carriers, we win the trust of the emerging markets. and also, we win the trust of the global carriers, all the European and Japanese carriers".

Culture Trump Says He'd Beat Oprah If She Runs For President
Author: 0 Trump Says He'd Beat Oprah If She Runs For President

The POTUS looked confident that he would "beat Oprah ". "I think the person she trusts the most with it is herself". Featuring Oprah's name above white and red lines with 2020 underneath, the design is a simple but powerful way to show your support for the (possible) presidential candidate.

Culture The Post proves the power of the press
Author: 0 The Post proves the power of the press

If Steven Spielberg thinks print is dead, then he's certainly given it a loving eulogy. The Post is one of the most widely appreciated film of the year as it has won several awards already in western par of the world. "Yeah, I know it's the year of the woman and everything, but all of my mentors have been men", including the Public Theater founder Joseph Papp and directors Mike Nichols and Alan Pakula .

Culture Mark Wahlberg reportedly paid way more than Michelle Williams for reshoot
Author: 0 Mark Wahlberg reportedly paid way more than Michelle Williams for reshoot

Wahlberg was named Hollywood's highest paid actor by Forbes previous year, raking in an estimated $68 million in the publication's 12-month scoring period. Mark Wahlberg on the other hand, was paid $150,000 per day for a grand total of $1.5 million dollars, which means that Michelle Williams made less than 1 percent of what her male counterpart made.

Culture OJ Simpson reveals he is not Khloé Kardashian's father despite consistent rumours
Author: 0 OJ Simpson reveals he is not Khloé Kardashian's father despite consistent rumours

Congratulations to her . But trust me, I had nothing to do with it . Khloé addressed the rumours a year ago, when National Enquirer reported Simpson had changed his will to include her . In 2013 Simpson's ex-manager Norman Pardo told InTouch Weekly he believed OJ was Khloe's real dad. 'She wanted to come out, like, 10 years later after my dad passed away and said that I'm not his daughter and that he confided in her and blah-say-blah.

Culture Man Attacks Harvey Weinstein in Restaurant
Author: 0 Man Attacks Harvey Weinstein in Restaurant

As the former Hollywood power broker tries to leave, a diner identified by The Daily Mail as "Steve" appears to block his path and slap him on the face twice with the back of his hand. Weinstein's representative Sallie Hofmeister told The Arizona Republic in an email that TMZ's report was accurate and had no further comment. More than 50 women have come forward and accused Weinstein of sexual assault that began #MeToo movement.

Culture Radiohead Haven't Actually Sued Lana Del Rey, Publishers Say
Author: 0 Radiohead Haven't Actually Sued Lana Del Rey, Publishers Say

Addressing the dispute in a tweet posted over the weekend, Lana claimed that Radiohead's legal team would only accept a deal for 100 per cent of the song's royalties. The distinct melody, on the other hand, might be where Radiohead is taking issue - and where Lana might be in some trouble. Radiohead themselves were sued by songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood over Creep's similarity to The Hollies' 1974 track The Air That I Breathe .

Culture Trump doesn't foresee Oprah presidential run, but predicts he would beat her
Author: 0 Trump doesn't foresee Oprah presidential run, but predicts he would beat her

What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have, and I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories... "I think it's a very very intriguing idea myself". Oprah Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King, is downplaying any suggestion that Winfrey might run for president.

Culture Meghan Markle deletes social media accounts ahead of wedding
Author: 0 Meghan Markle deletes social media accounts ahead of wedding

Just look at how he looks at her! Markle, 36, frequently posted photos of her home, her dogs, her travels and food on Instagram , and shared information about her activism and charitable work and other interests on Twitter . Kate Middleton , Prince Harry , and Prince William, for example, don't have personal social media handles. The couple, stepping out for their second official event since announcing their engagement in November, headed to the Brixton neighborhood of south London to ...

Culture Gwyneth Paltrow Is Officially Engaged To Brad Falchuck
Author: 0 Gwyneth Paltrow Is Officially Engaged To Brad Falchuck

Gwyneth Paltrow finally announced her engagement to fiance Brad Falchuck, and of course she chose to do it on Goop! Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuck have confirmed their engagement with a sweet post on social media. "I have chose to give it (marriage) a go again, not only because I believe I have found the man I was meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that (terrifyingly) are made possible by intimacy".

Culture British PM May to reshuffle cabinet, appoint new ministers
Author: 0 British PM May to reshuffle cabinet, appoint new ministers

Braintree MP James Cleverly has been appointed deputy chairman of the Conservative Party . May's Cabinet reshuffle was more limited than expected with the big names all keeping their jobs, including the gaffe-prone Boris Johnson keeping his position as Foreign Secretary, the newly promoted Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson staying on and Philip Hammond hanging on as Chancellor of the Exchequer after his Autumn Statement, or budget, was received well by Tory MPs.

Culture Khloe Kardashian Reveals Her Pregnancy to Family in New 'KUWTK' Promo
Author: 0 Khloe Kardashian Reveals Her Pregnancy to Family in New 'KUWTK' Promo

In the clip, it was revealed that the two-night episode will be filled with shocking surprises and revelations. Kardashian also dished on where her baby boy will be born, and it won't be in Los Angeles . But the mamas of Twitter let her know sharpish that she might not have anything to worry about, with many of them saying that their navels stayed firmly inside during their pregnancy .

Culture 'CBS This Morning' names John Dickerson co-host
Author: 0 'CBS This Morning' names John Dickerson co-host

It is unclear if Dickerson will continue to host the CBS Sunday news show as he joins " CBS This Morning ". "Colleagues, newsmakers, and peers all appreciate the depth and context John Dickerson brings to every discussion of the day's events-together with his co-hosts he will project our best values on every broadcast".

Culture Black Panther Won The College Football National Championship
Author: 0 Black Panther Won The College Football National Championship

We recently learned that Kendrick would be producing and curating the music for the soundtrack of Black Panther , along with his label boss, Top Dawg. The next issue of Black Panther: Long Live the King will be available January 10 via ComiXology . We all know the story of T'Challa, aka Black Panther ; who he was, what he did, his intellect, attitude, bravery and all around style, swagger and flavor.

Culture Natalie Portman's Golden Globes speech was very candid about an uncomfortable truth
Author: 0 Natalie Portman's Golden Globes speech was very candid about an uncomfortable truth

Bigelow said of the investigation at the time, "Hollywood is supposedly a community of forward thinking and progressive people yet this horrific situation for women directors persists". As Barbra Streisand noted at the end of the show, she was the last woman to win the directing award, and that was in 1984. Of the few women allowed to make movies, fewer still are backed by a studio willing to fund a major awards campaign.