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Jordan Peele Among Directors Guild Nominees

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of-age film “Lady Bird” Peele for his horror sensation “Get Out.” Guillermo del Toro also scored his first DGA nomination for “The Shape of Water,” as did Martin McDonagh for his revenge tale “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Christopher Nolan got his fourth for “Dunkirk.” Winners will be revealed at a Feb. 3 ceremony. With nearly 16,000 members, including television and commercial...

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‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ renewed for two new seasons

[ad_1] Samantha Bee will be on TV for the next presidential election. TBS' "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" has been renewed for two new seasons, the network announced on Thursday. The renewal keeps Bee and her weekly late night show on the network for this year's midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election. "We were fortunate to start our show in an election year, and I'm so grateful TBS has picked us up for two more seasons which will see us through the...

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Taraji P. Henson Proud Mary Hairstyles

[ad_1] Taraji P. Henson stars as a hit woman in Boston for her latest movie, Proud Mary. Celebrity hairstylist, Tym Wallace was responsible for all of Taraji’s looks in the movie. “She’s a contract killer, she had to be understated. You’ll see a lot of straight, sleek, styles.” The platinum blonde bob in the trailer for the film gives us a stylish undercover, Mary. “Yes, that was fun! You get to see a good, glam moment.” Tym gets more in depth about the character and how it translates to hair. “She’s very simple in real life. Very chic.” Mary’s life is far...

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Trump Targets, Then Backs Surveillance Program In Tweets

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — After a few confusing tweets, President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed the House to renew a critical national security program that allows spy agencies to collect intelligence on foreign targets abroad. The House is expected to vote on a version that would put restrictions on how the FBI could use information on Americans that is inadvertently swept up by the program. “This vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land,” Trump said in a morning tweet. “We need it! Get smart!” With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking...

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Granddaughter Kills Grandfather, Gets Friends To Hide His Body

[ad_1] In one of the more disturbing stories to come out earlier this week, the teenage granddaughter of an elderly man allegedly murdered him and had her friends help her to cover it up. 86-year-old Otha Perrin from Georgia was found dead in a pond and his 19-year-old granddaughter Savanna Marie Jennings is charged with his death. However, she reportedly wasn’t the only culprit, as she recruited her friends William David Peterson, 19 and Dakota Scott Street, 18, to help hide his body. PEOPLE magazine has the exclusive details, including what charges are facing the trio and more. Via PEOPLE: Jennings and Peterson...

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Journalist says she started notorious list of allegations against men in the media

[ad_1] A journalist has come forward to say she was the person who started a high-profile list of men in the media industry who are alleged to have acted inappropriately toward women. In a first-person account published late Wednesday by The Cut, a New York Magazine website focused on women, Moira Donegan said she initially compiled the "S***ty Media Men" spreadsheet in October. "The anonymous, crowdsourced document was a first attempt at solving what has seemed like an intractable problem: how women can...

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O. J. Simpson Threatens Vegas Casino With $100M Lawsuit

[ad_1] O.J. Simpson’s attorney has threatened a lawsuit against The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas that would seek $100 million in damages over alleged “malice and racial prejudice” related to Simpson’s permanent banishment from the property late last year. Simpson hit up the establishment for a bit of post-prison excitement but was reportedly kicked-out and banned for being drunk and disruptive. He was released from prison in October after his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. The disgraced Hall of Famer denies causing a scene at the casino’s Clique bar on Nov. 8. His lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne claims casino workers concocted a...

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‘Gone With The Wind’ Actress Hattie McDaniel’s Biopic Is In The Works

[ad_1] Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award, is receiving a biopic that’s currently in the works. The Hollywood Reporter reports that producer Alysia Allen was able to get film rights from the biography Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood by Jill Watts. Producer Aaron Magnani will work alongside Allen to produce the film. At the moment, the two are looking for the right screenwriter to bring the film to life. Before getting to the big screen, McDaniel’s was the youngest daughter of freed slaves. She started acting in Vaudeville and was one of the first Black woman on the radio. She starred in...

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White Teacher Threatens To Lynch Her Black Student

[ad_1] If you are a teacher who resorts to lynching threats to get your students to work — it’s time to find a new gig. According to Tanisha Agee-Bell, a white teacher at Mason Middle School in Mason, Ohio threatened her 13-year-old son with a lynching if he didn’t get back to work. WLWT5 reports that the teacher admitted to saying, “If you don’t get back on task, your friends are going to form an angry mob and lynch you.” Bell complained and is asking for the teacher to be removed from the classroom. However, the school is defending the teacher, the...

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Cosby References #MeToo Movement After Meal In Philadelphia

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby referenced the #MeToo movement after a dinner at an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 80-year-old comedian was dining with a friend and his publicist, and some members of the media were invited to document the event. One reporter says he shook her hand and said “Please don’t put me on #MeToo,” the social media movement denouncing sexual assault. He told her, “I just shook your hand like a man.” When asked about his April retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, he replied, “We’re ready.” Cosby’s new trial was supposed...

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