• Ex-Formula 1 star Lauda buys back airline he founded
Ex-Formula 1 star Lauda buys back airline he founded

Niki went into administration in December 2017 when a deal to sell the airline to Lufthansa fell apart following competition concerns raised by the European Commission. It has not been disclosed how much Lauda paid to reacquire Niki. Lauda improved an earlier offer and showed "commitment to Niki's base in Austria and openness to negotiating a col...

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  • Oscar Nominations: Michelle Williams, James Franco, Tom Hanks and More Snubbed
Oscar Nominations: Michelle Williams, James Franco, Tom Hanks and More Snubbed

Among the snubs were actors Tom Hanks ( The Post ) and James Franco ( The Disaster Artist ), although the latter has been battling sexual-misconduct allegations. Rachel Morrison , for her work in Mudbound , became the first woman ever nominated in the cinematography category. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

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  • Jordan Peele 'ugly cries' as Get Out receives four Oscar nominations
Jordan Peele 'ugly cries' as Get Out receives four Oscar nominations

Big genre blockbusters don't tend to take out the major Academy Awards , but while Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi were nominated in several technical fields, the critically acclaimed Wonder Woman , also the third-highest box office earner of the year , received no nominations at all .

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  • NTAs 2018: Ant and Dec win big with three awards
NTAs 2018: Ant and Dec win big with three awards

Ant told the crowd: "Thank you very much". The pair also received the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award , in the first awards ceremony since the star's death previous year for their Saturday Night Takeaway Show. Donnelly said they were "thrilled and proud and honoured" to collect the award on the same stage where they had performed alongside S...

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  • South Korea government pushes back against 'Pyongyang Olympics' criticism
South Korea government pushes back against 'Pyongyang Olympics' criticism

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics will take place from February 9 to 25. However, this tolerance might not continue once the Games are over. Both groups will be travelling along newly reopened inter-Korean overland routesWith the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics just 17 days away, advance teams from South and North Korea that will be crossing the...

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  • Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' best director nomination is a huge deal
Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' best director nomination is a huge deal

Lina Wertmuller ( Seven Beauties ), Jane Campion ( The Piano ), Sofia Coppola ( Lost in Translation ) and Kathryn Bigelow ( The Hurt Locker ). For her first solo outing in directing her coming-of-age feature " Lady Bird ", Gerwig became one of five best director nominees.

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  • Big Surprises From This Year's Oscar Nominations
Big Surprises From This Year's Oscar Nominations

Thank you with eternal gratitude dear Academy!"Martin McDonagh ( Best Picture & Original Screenplay , " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri")"I'm thrilled that our film has received seven nominations from the Academy, and that the lovely work of our editor Jon Gregory, our composer Carter Burwell, my gentle brothers-in-arms Woody Harrel...

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  • TV Show Host Steve Wilkos Hospitalized After Car Accident
TV Show Host Steve Wilkos Hospitalized After Car Accident

Wilkos was transported to a local hospital for his injuries but has since been discharged. While recovering in the hospital, Wilkos spoke to reporters from TMZ and explained that he usually wears glasses while driving. The star insisted he never drinks or uses drugs. TMZ reported that coincidentally, Wilkos' audio technician and a crew memb...

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  • Funeral Service For Dolores O'Riordan Held In Ireland
Funeral Service For Dolores O'Riordan Held In Ireland

O'Riordan had previously sang as a choir member at St. Ailbe's Church, where the funeral was held, according to TMZ . A public visitation for the beloved singer also took place Sunday in Ireland so fans could pay tribute. Surviving band members Noel Hogan , Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler joined friends and family for the ceremony at St. Alibe's C...

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  • Saoirse Ronan Reacts To Her Third Oscar Nomination For 'Lady Bird'
Saoirse Ronan Reacts To Her Third Oscar Nomination For 'Lady Bird'

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Ladybird . Greta Gerwig became only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for a best director Oscar, for " Lady Bird ". Saoirse Ronan's name announced at the Oscar nominations ceremony this afternoon. The film has also been nominated in the all-important Best Picture category...

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  • Cloverfield 3 may now debut on Netflix too
Cloverfield 3 may now debut on Netflix too

The film that finished shooting in 2016 has had release dates ranging from February 2017 to this past fall, leading to scuttlebutt that Paramount isn't happy with what's in the can. As we previously reported , Paramount Pictures has already started promoting the third Cloverfield movie with a viral website. A second URL is also hidden in the...

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  • Trump thanks 'Crazy Jim Acosta' after tweet that Schumer 'caved'
Trump thanks 'Crazy Jim Acosta' after tweet that Schumer 'caved'

The President praised Acosta on social media, saying "even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees" that President Trump and GOP Congressional leaders defeated the Democratic filibuster and re-opened the federal government. While Trump called the government funding deal a win for Republicans, he also said he wants a big win for "everyone", i...

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  • Bill Cosby Returns To Stand-Up Comedy For First Time Since Trial
Bill Cosby Returns To Stand-Up Comedy For First Time Since Trial

The appearance comes after a judge ordered on Friday that jury selection would begin on March 29 for Cosby's retrial on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand in 2004, court records show. Since Hannibal Buress' viral comedy skit which exposed Bill as an alleged sexual predator, around sixty women have come forward to acc...

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  • Don't ask Macaulay Culkin about Paris Jackson or you'll get this response
Don't ask Macaulay Culkin about Paris Jackson or you'll get this response

In the video below, Macaulay says, "I'm a very open book when it comes to things, but when it's with her - she is beloved by me". "I know you're not". Ahead of the holidays, the duo were joined by Culkin's girlfriend Brenda Song for a cozy meal in Paris, France. On January 22, 2018, Macaulay Culkin appeared on a podcast and answered some ve...

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  • Parkinson's forces Neil Diamond to quit touring after 50 years on stage
Parkinson's forces Neil Diamond to quit touring after 50 years on stage

As a result of the news, his tour dates in Australia and New Zealand have been cancelled. The singer announced his retirement from performing after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease . Diamond's " Sweet Caroline " is played at each Boston Red Sox home game during the 8th inning. One of the biggest-selling artists in the world with more...

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  • Famed author Ursula K. Le Guin dies
Famed author Ursula K. Le Guin dies

In addition to her fantasy and science fiction novels, Le Guin wrote short stories, poetry and literature for young adults. In 1969, Le Guin published The Left Hand of Darkness , which was about a planet where people aren't assigned a gender but rather adopt one for brief periods of reproduction.

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  • YouTube's Consolidation Of Music Hubs Will Lessen Prominence Of Vevo-Branded Channels
YouTube's Consolidation Of Music Hubs Will Lessen Prominence Of Vevo-Branded Channels

If a fan is subscribed to an unofficial YouTube artist channel, they will now be subscribed to the Official Artist Channel and subscriptions to any unofficial artist channels will become inactive. A Vevo rep declined to comment. Their Vevo channels will only appear when they are searched for directly or when YouTube's advanced search is use...

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  • Legendary Hugh Ramopolo Masekela has Died
Legendary Hugh Ramopolo Masekela has Died

Masekela founded the Botswana International School of Music, a nonprofit organization aimed at educating young African musicians". Also known affectionately in South Africa as Bra Hugh, Masekela was born in the town of Witbank in 1939.

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  • LeBron congratulates LeBron on scoring 30000 points before LeBron actually does it
LeBron congratulates LeBron on scoring 30000 points before LeBron actually does it

The Cavaliers star, who is just seven points shy of scoring his 30,000th point in the National Basketball Association, posted on Instagram Tuesday to congratulate himself for almost accomplishing the feat. LeBron James knows the Cavaliers have a proven vaccine that could cure them of this midseason malaise: a larger dose of him. Spurs co...

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  • Cincinnati Public Schools Accepting Former ECOT Students
Cincinnati Public Schools Accepting Former ECOT Students

Thousands of students are either starting in a new school or still looking for a place to take classes after the closure of the state's largest online charter school. ECOT says it closed because the Ohio Department of Education wouldn't accept a final deal regarding the collection of millions of dollars. ECOT supporters contend the state has he...

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  • Why Bret Hart Didn't Appear On The WWE Raw 25th Anniversary Show
Why Bret Hart Didn't Appear On The WWE Raw 25th Anniversary Show

After the cameras stopped filming at the Manhattan Center, new WWE Intercontinental Champion crowned The Miz returned to the arena and chose to rudely interrupt and cut a promo on DX and The Balor Club. Monday's RAW broadcast was also shown from The Manhattan Center, the venue for the first show, and the tag-team duo of Triple H and the Heart...

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  • Pad Man takes a step back for Padmaavat's deserved solo release
Pad Man takes a step back for Padmaavat's deserved solo release

As many as 50 protesters had created uproar near cinema halls and threatened theatre owners then that they would stage massive protests if the film is screened at respective cinema halls. "We will keep on protesting against the movie and demand a ban on its release", a protester said. Protests against the Bhansali directorial have taken a violent...

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  • James Franco Accusers Speak Out on GMA: 'Please Just Apologize'
James Franco Accusers Speak Out on GMA: 'Please Just Apologize'

Appearing on Good Morning America , Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley discussed their claims. "I think that above all, what we've always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and, you know, does have the right to speak out and come forward", Brie answered.

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  • What Obama Says He Was Feeling During Trump's Inauguration
What Obama Says He Was Feeling During Trump's Inauguration

According to a number of reports today , he then went on to say that they were "the family she never had". Samantha Markle insisted on Twitter that Meghan had a loving family, while also taking the opportunity to promote a book she is writing about the royal fiancee.

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  • Russian Federation repeals film permit for satire about Stalin's death
Russian Federation repeals film permit for satire about Stalin's death

The culture ministry and the film's director could not be reached for comment.The film, which focuses on the back-stabbing and in-fighting of the Soviet leader's closest allies as they vie for power immediately after his death, was viewed by culture ministry officials and advisors at the weekend."It's a despicable film", said Nadezhda Usmanova, hea...

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