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Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda buys Dick Clark productions for $1bn

Jeremy Wallace, a China specialist at Cornell University, says Wanda began moving into the entertainment arena in Europe and the USA a few years ago. It produces several awards shows and the New Year's Eve countdown show in NY. Wanda-which had revenues a year ago of $39 billion-owns 134 shopping malls, 82 luxury hotels, 213 movie theaters, 99 department stores, and 54 karaoke centers around China.

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Klopp warns Liverpool FC will improve in Premier League title race

Sunday Nov 6, 2016. Coutinho's free kick came to Jordan Henderson out on the left and he played in Lallana to cross for Firmino , who was left with the simple task of applying the finish in front of goal . "But all the work we have to do until the player is here, you need a lot of really good people around and he is really good - he's done a lot of different jobs at the club and it was absolutely natural and easy to make this decision".

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AMC's China-based parent takes $1 billion 'first step' into television production

The company's new owner is Wang Jianlin, a 62-year-old former People's Liberation Army commander turned real estate developer. The 100 per cent purchase has surprised many, as the company had been expected to be only looking to take a controlling stake in the firm.

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Trudeau, EU Leaders Sign CETA Deal in Brussels

A compromise among the regions of Belgium, which persuaded Wallonia to drop its veto, called for language to clarify the handling of trade complaints brought by Canadian or European companies.Belgium pledged to refer the arbitration system to the Court of Justice of the EU, where judges can assess its legality.

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Holy Cow! Harry Caray calls the World Series final! The Daily Dose

During Game 7 of the World Series at the Progressive Field in OH, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians with an 8-7 win. Sterner's children and his wife of 62 years, Donna, were there with him for his final game Wednesday. So, the Cubs' century-plus futility streak is finally over, and Cleveland may have a good shot at breaking its own going-on-69-year world championship drought in 2017.

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Brit Awards overhauls voting system after controversy over lack of diversity

The voting invite list is now also guaranteed to include "17% BAME" - standing for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic - and has been expanded so that 57% of invites will be sent to new members of the voting academy. BPI research found that 70% of the academy was male voters. "I hope this will have a positive effect on the nominations we announce in January". "To do this it's important we have voting academy members who are both knowledgeable and passionate about all types of music and who ...

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Wall Street Journal poll has Clinton leading Trump by 4 points

In a surprise move, Trump added Minnesota to his campaign schedule. It doesn't quite twist the knife when it comes to the media's coverage of Trump - the sketch overall seems to be more about Clinton being exasperated that the race is close, and it ends on a more fanciful note - but the media criticism is unmistakable.

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Massive rally in South Korea to demand Prez's resignation

Inconceivable a week ago, many South Koreans now seem to be reaching Pyongyang levels of fury over an investigation into whether Park allowed a longtime confidante with no official government role to manipulate her administration from the shadows.

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Fox News' Bret Baier Corrects Clinton FBI Indictment Story

Baier's sources say that the investigation into The Clinton Foundation is a "very high priority", and that the FBI has compiled "a lot" of evidence - even before the WikiLeaks dump - and that "there is an avalanche of new information coming every day".

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Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Spotted Together, What's Cooking Between Them?

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were spotted together after it became apparent early this year that they had rekindled their love after a almost two-year lull. TheWe Can't Stop singer and partner seems to be using public events to eliminate any misconceptions people might have about their relationship, especially given what has seemed to be an on-off relationship.

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'Fifty Shades': Is Ian Somerhalder Replacing Jamie Dornan As Christian Grey?

The star Jamie Dornan answer it on his interview on " Jimmy Kimmel Live! " that the rumor would be an expensive mistake, given he's been the Christian Grey on two movies. The actor even expressed his desire to take the role if given the opportunity during that time. It turned out Ian Somerhalder was vigorously lobbied for by his adoring fans to play the role of Christian Grey in the original film.

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Carol Vorderman, Lisa Snowdon and Ola Jordan 'confirmed'

Among the stars expected to be gobbling down live spiders and frolicking in the infamous waterfall are former Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman, ex-Strictly Come Dancing star Ola Jordan and EastEnders actor Larry Lamb . He admitted he was looking forward to seeing his rumoured campmate Carol Vorderman . When asked by The Sun if he fancied her, he said: "I'm single, but I don't know if I'm ready to mingle".

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SC to hear plea on alarming Delhi air pollution

In addition, construction and demolition work were banned for the next five days, Kejriwal said at a news conference called to announce emergency measures to protect the public from air pollution. Puram in the south and Mandir Marg in central Delhi. New Delhi's air pollution soars during the cooler winter months, bringing health troubles to millions, especially children and older people.

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Student's spoof John Lewis advert gets half a million views

The John Lewis advert has established such a following, it even has its very own Facebook page. Adaline (a contender for Christmas number one?), the fake ad shows a lonely snowman stranded in a snow globe desperately waiting for Christmas Day and reminiscing about a Christmas past when he shared gifts with a snow-woman.

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The Walking Dead season 7: trailer and teaser clips for episode 4

It started with the opening credits of Who's The Boss of all things. Meanwhile, Dwight is fucking around beneath and underpass and gets overcome by zombies. Luckily, Daryl simply got jumped by Negan's cronies. Things aren't great with Negan in charge, and though Dwight eventually wins the argument by threatening everyone the man knows, he ultimately gives in and kills him out of mercy.

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Westworld Episode 6 Discussion With David Chen

Bernard's (Jeffrey Wright) entire world pretty much came crashing down this week as he nearly simultaneously learned that Ford (Anthony Hopkins) and Theresa (Sidse Babett Knudsen) were both lying to him. And Teddy , traditionally the one to die or be horribly maimed, turned things around by commandeering a machine gun and killing everyone in the camp of soldiers they uncover.

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Kim Kardashian Helps Kendall Jenner With Sleep Paralysis Anxiety

Kim is already mother to daughter North , 3, and son Saint , 10 months, with the Gold Digger hitmaker - but has been open about her hard struggle with child-bearing. "I just want to get past my anxiety and figure out a way just to live life like I was before", Kim shared. I just want to get passed my anxiety and live life.

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Arsenal miss glorious chance to go top of the Premier League table

This weekend's blockbuster Premier League clash comes from the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal host this season's first north London derby against arch-rivals Tottenham . But he can justifiably argue it should have been disallowed because he was running back to catch two opponents who were offside, and otherwise he had a decent game.

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Nigeria rescues one Chibok schoolgirl near Cameroon border: army

In a bid to set free more girls in exchange for the release of their fighters, Boko Haram purportedly released a video on YouTube showing around 50 girls dressed in headscarves. Thousands of other Boko Haram captives have been freed this year as the military has forced the extremists out of towns and villages in northeastern Nigeria, where they had declared an Islamic caliphate.

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Comey: Emails warrant no new action against Clinton

FBI Director James Comey said on Sunday that it would stand by its decision to not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton after examining additional emails related to the Democratic candidate's use of a private email server. At an afternoon rally in Cleveland, Clinton made no mention of Comey's decision, perhaps calculating that once again reminding voters of the original email investigation would do more harm than good.

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Dylan: I want to attend Nobel Prize ceremony if he can

And he genuinely seems pretty chuffed about the whole Nobel Prize thing, calling it "amazing" and "incredible" and musing, "It's hard to believe... Whoever dreams of something like that?" The academy announced this month that Dylan, 75, had won the Nobel Prize, but he hadn't responded to the foundation.

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Harry hopes for lasting sparkle with Ms Markle

Britain's Prince Harry reportedly spent Halloween weekend in Toronto with Suits actress Meghan Markle , furthering reports of a serious romance between the pair. "She is very clean living and barely drinks and in that respect they were on a different wavelength". A source told The People: "Obviously, Meghan's not expecting to be joining the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas - but she'd love to spend some time with Harry somewhere".

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AT&T Announces Plans to Buy Time Warner

By acquiring a media company, AT&T should be able to diversify its business while generating substantial free cash flow, said Jason Abercrombie, a credit analyst at Newfleet Asset Management, which has about $11.2 billion assets under management.

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Race tightens, but Clinton still leads Trump by 4%, new poll finds

The poll has a credibility interval of 3 percentage points. As home secretary, Mrs May told a Commons committee previous year that Mr Trump's comments about barring Muslims from the U.S. The Democratic vice presidential nominee says in an interview with Fusion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had become a "leaky sieve" and some of its employees have improperly worked to leak information harmful to running mate Hillary Clinton.

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'Doctor Strange' wins box office in debut weekend, tops 'Trolls'

Third place went to Hacksaw Ridge, also in its debut weekend, which raked in US$14.8 million. Scott Derrickson directs the film with a $165 million price tag. "Yes, for a marketing tagline the idea that it's something that you haven't seen before is a great way to sell something, but having something that arrests and totally disrupts what people are expecting to see inside of a movie theater is part of what will help jump-start what has been a bit of a slower box office lately, which is good ...

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'Pulimurugan' makes history; enters 100 crore club

Jeethu Joseph's Drishyam with Mohanlal in the lead role had gained 75 crore in the box office. The "mass film" that tells the story of man versus man-eaters had a record 600-odd shows on the opening day, with even Rajinikanth's Kabali and Salman Khan's Sultan clocking only 425 and 225 shows respectively.

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Brad Pitt seeks joint child custody with Angelina Jolie

The estranged couple - who got married last year - are now locked in a bitter legal battle as Angelina has requested full physical custody of their six children; Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne , while he has asked for shared guardianship.

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Dakota Pipeline: Oil firm hid discovery of artefacts

Jakob Thibault of Rhode Island said. The 1,172-mile (1,885-km) pipeline, being built by a group of companies led by Energy Transfer Partners , would offer the fastest and most direct route to bring Bakken shale oil from North Dakota to US Gulf Coast refineries.

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Joe Jonas spotted kissing Sophie Turner before the MTV EMAs

While watching the Kings of Leon perform at the Oude Luxor Theater in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Joe had his arm around Sophie and the pair were seen kissing throughout the show. In an interview with ASOS magazine this year, she revealed how she likes to keep things low-key when getting to know someone: 'My friend once got a text off this boy, 'Wanna go watch Anchorman and eat Dominos?' That is the flawless date'.

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Manchester City 1-1 Middleborough

With the dropped points, Manchester City drop to second place with 24 points. Karanka admitted De Roon's goal was a sweet moment. This is parking the bus, but with a speedy get-away vehicle sat with its engine revving ready to race to the opposite end of the field.

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New Doctor Strange Spot Reimagines The Avengers As Dogs

Marvel Studios has released a new TV spot for Doctor Strange before it debuts in the US this week, and it's full of tail-wagging fun. North America and China continue to wait for the advent of Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme with bated breath, but it seems Doctor Strange is already off to a strong start at the global box office after scoring $86 million overseas.

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Trump, Clinton take different strategies ahead of election day

The Real Clear Politics Average of national scientific polls shows Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by 2.2 percentage points - 44.9 percent to 42.7 percent for Trump. But with polls not looking good, Trump has turned to New Hampshire, Wisconsin and MI, states that were to be a part of Clinton's firewall. Voters showed lingering doubts over the suitability of either candidate to lead the country.

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"Doctor Strange" spins magic at re-energized box office

As the film opens, unusual is a cocky surgeon on top of his game, speeding along a coastal highway in a sleek Lamborghini, with only an early Pink Floyd track on the soundtrack to suggest the weirdness that is to come. Check out a full breakdown of Marvel's box office record here . Think of all the Marvel movies to date, put together to form one long narrative. Gibson hasn't directed a film since " Apocalypto " in 2006.

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Bebe Rexha's mother baffled at daughter's nod to host MTV awards

Adele is set to give both nominee pack leaders a run for their money as she battles Bieber for best song with her track Hello, and Beyonce for best female and best live act. The 23rd EMAs will see punk rockers Green Day handed the Global Icon Award for their contribution to music. Telling the crowd he was happy to be out of their home country and away from the chaotic Presidential campaigning, Billie Joe Armstrong said: "It's nice to be out of America just for a second because of this ...


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