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David Yates to direct all five Fantastic Beasts films

From current trailers and promos the film certainly looks stylish and slick, with a big effects upgrade and the nice mix of fantasy, humour and adventure the original films provided. How long will I stay with it? As much as I hate to say it, there aren't really a whole lot of simple and cheap ways to re-watch all of the movies before Friday - but it is possible.

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Dave Chappelle wishes Donald Trump luck in powerful 'Saturday Night Live' monologue

He went on to acknowledge how white Americans are divided, how Trump's presidency will affect those with money, and the importance of Black Lives Matter. Dave Chappelle struck a magnanimous tone in his 11-minute monologue on Saturday Night Live's first show since Election Day. "I said, 'Well you about to see a lot of n****s in gorilla costumes in Cincinnati '".

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Comedian Wanda Sykes booed off stage for mocking Donald Trump

The booing began about five minutes into Sykes' performance and she stayed on stage to finish her set, also delivering jokes on topics outside of the political realm. "(Expletive) you, (expletive) you, (expletive) you", Sykes said to the audience members who were booing her set at the country's longest-running comedy fundraiser.

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"The Simpsons" are not thrilled that they predicted President Trump in 2000

The Simpsons has devoted plenty of airtime to Donald Trump just like the rest of entertainment has. However, The Simpsons is (rightfully) calling this a full-on prediction, and the show is (sadly) not happy about their accuracy at all. The episode received renewed attention after Trump's campaign began gaining steam earlier this year, with the show's writer admitting the former reality star's on-screen run in office was meant to serve as a cautionary tale to the public.

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ISIS and Iraqi army locked in fierce battles around Mosul

The ancient town was home to priceless ruins from the Assyrian empire and contained artefacts dating back to the 13th century BC. IS said shrines and statues were "false idols" that had to be smashed. Nimrud lies some 30km south-east of Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city and IS's main stronghold in Iraq. But Brigadier Ali Abdulla told Reuters ISIS was using suicide vehicle bombs, roadside bombs, snipers and long range mortars to try to hold back the army advance in the north - as well as ...

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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil takes lead over Shivaay in advance booking sales

While business on the opening three days might stay on the lower side, the better film i.e. the one which rakes in better collections on Monday (post Diwali Day) will be the clear victor in this clash. The movie was directed and produced by Karan Johar . Reports say that advance bookings for both movies have been "phenomenal". ADHM has earned Rs 10 crore (approx) from the US market itself in the 2 days while Shivaay could rake in just Rs 1.52 crore (approx).

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Mark Wahlberg stars in first "Patriots Day" trailer

The Patriots Day trailer sets up a scenario that's familiar when it comes to recent real-life-based dramas directed by Peter Berg with Mark Wahlberg playing an everyman who kisses his lovely wife before reluctantly embarking on a seemingly mundane day at work that fatefully yields tragedy.

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Rob Kardashian Names The Happiest Person Following Dream Kardashian's Birth

He wrote: "Today was incredible I am so lucky!" November 11, 2016 by Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon The latest Kardashian has been born - find out her name and see the cutest photos! Rob's mother Kris Jenner witnessed the little one take her first breath on earth, while Chyna's mother Tokyo Toni was also on hand for the special day as she joined the proud parents as they arrived at the hospital at 6:40am (Pacific Time) for planned birth.

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Thousands of students appear for board exams in restive Kashmir

Thousands of students on Monday appeared in the annual board examinations in unrest-hit Kashmir, where life is showing signs of limping back to normalcy. Masrat, the mother of a Class 12 student, said her daughter's school had remained closed for the last four months and she had to study and complete at least 50% syllabus by herself.

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Trump to evade major trade deals with China and Mexico

Trump inherits a war against the Islamic State entering its next act, with offensives underway or in the works against the terrorist strongholds of Mosul, in Iraq, and Raqqa , in Syria. Will he weaken the Paris climate deal that China has ratified? However, neither Trump nor many Republicans controlling Congress are committed to the deal.

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Magnificent Robert Vaughn spied wealth of acting opportunities

But he was also a regular on British television, playing conman Albert Stroller in BBC show Hustle before heading to long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street where he starred for three weeks as wealthy American Milton Fanshaw who wooed cafe owner Roy Cropper's mother Sylvia Goodwin.

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United States to take in refugees from Australian centres

It is not known what the arrangements will be for families that are now split, with members in Australia and in detention. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump strongly campaigned on banning Muslim migration and putting up a wall to keep Mexicans out.

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John Lewis Christmas advert is guaranteed to make you smile

The ads have become a tradition and a media event in the United Kingdom, attracting millions of views within hours on YouTube and the John Lewis website. Sound-tracking the clip is the Vaults' cover of One Day I'll Fly Away, originally released by Randy Crawford. Recording it at the Abbey Road studios with the talented, producer Chris Hill, and a 70 piece choir and 66 piece orchestra, was a truly incredible experience.

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Actress Woodley's pipeline protest trial is delayed 1 month

Dozens of activists from around Western Washington left Saturday to join protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline is complete in all of North Dakota except this one crossing, the company said. An approval could strike a blow to the nearby Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has fought for months to stop construction across Lake Oahe, arguing that it encroaches on sacred land and could potentially contaminate water sources.

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Donald Trump Won't Take A Salary While President

Watch the entire interview with Trump tonight on 60 Minutes at 7/6c on CBS. He also noted he will only take $1 a year as his presidential salary and plans to be "very restrained" on Twitter, which he notes is "a great form of communication".

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Hillary Clinton wins Dixville Notch midnight vote

Polls in the New Hampshire towns of Dixville, Hart's Location and Millsfield , a proud group of voters first to cast their vote in a presidential election, open just after midnight Tuesday and close as soon as everyone votes. Asked if he had any regrets, Trump said "sure, there's things I would have done different". "Or maybe not - if Clinton also lost the 2nd Congressional District of ME, where polls show a tight race and where the demographics are unfavorable to her, Trump would ...

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'Beauty and the Beast' Enchanting First Trailer: Watch Emma Watson as Belle

Beauty and the Beast was the third highest-grossing film of 1991 (and the first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars). What did you all think of the trailer? We run through the plot of the film, meeting Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, and an adorable Chip.

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Xbox One Celebrates Fourth Consecutive Win in the NPD Charts

Microsoft issued a statement that seemed to serve as a glowing review of its Backwards Compatibility, saying the number of available titles on the program has more than doubled over the previous year from an initial 100 to over 280 now. Xbox Official Youtube account officially shared a new promotional video regarding Xbox One backwards compatibility. This holiday season, Xbox Live Gold members will get early access to weeklong Black Friday deals on November 18 before the general public ...

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen

We've pulled together five key songs from the man who poured his life into dark, sensual and witty lyrics. Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82. A song that took four years to hone and has been covered over 400 times (and counting) and that's not including the numerous versions on YouTube. "We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries".

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Brad Pitt's Bombshell Tapes Threaten Angelina Jolie's Custody Battle For Children

Reports claim that "dynamite" audio recordings of Jolie might stop her from winning the primary custody of her six children. "The kids are so depressed and [Angelina Jolie] is scrambling to do anything and everything to cheer them up", a source told Hollywood Life.

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Rob Kardashian thinks Dream has Kris Jenner's 'haircut'

Reports suggest the baby's birth was filmed as part of an upcoming TV special for the couple's reality series Rob & Chyna on America's E! network. A little while later, Chyna's best friend Amber Rose - who has a long-running feud with Rob's sister Kim Kardashain West - uploaded a photograph of her holding the little one online.

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McGregor's devastating four-punch combo which ended Alvarez's lightweight reign

Madison Square Garden hosted UFC 205, the promotion's first event in the city since mixed martial arts was banned in the state of NY back in 1997. First off, I had the opportunity to watch the event with my sister, my brother in-law, his brothers and a couple of friends.

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John Oliver slams Trump, calls presidency 'not normal'

In that sense, 2016 was an embarrassment of riches, an incisive-takedown train, one that came to a screeching halt with the phrase "President-Elect Donald Trump ". So, as for the "what the fuck do we do now" question, Oliver's answer is not to move to Canada-"literally the only excuse to ever migrate to Canada is if you were born there originally, it's springtime, and you are a goose"-but instead to stay very engaged in politics, vote at every possible opportunity, and, if possible, support ...

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Conway to Harry Reid: 'Be Very Careful' About How You Characterize Trump

Chuck Todd asked Trump's campaign manager about that on Sunday's Meet The Press , to which, Conway found it "unfortunate" that Clinton World was using that to excuse their loss. Speaking briefly with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower today, Conway said there are "several people being considered and it's Mr. Trump's decision ultimately".

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Calif. deputy dies after a gunman shot him 'execution' style

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office said Sunday morning that a deputy, identified as Dennis Wallace, was shot twice in the head at point blank range. Likewise, luckily with the public's help, it didn't take long at all before Machado - considered "armed and unsafe - was in police custody". This caused Machado to flee the scene, but the police were able to locate him shortly after the call.

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Michael Moore, immigrant activists join weekend protests in New York City

In a live stream on his Facebook page, Michael Moore called Trump a "racist" and a "sociopath" while he tried to see the president-elect inside Trump Tower. Michael Moore speaks to audience members during the screening of I Am Not Your Guru during the Traverse City Film Festival on July 29, 2016 in Traverse City, Michigan.

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European stocks wobble as USA election arrives

He declared victory Tuesday night before a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, pledging to help unite the country after his rancorous battle with Clinton. To win, Trump needs higher turnout among Republican white voters than that which materialised in 2012, a drop-off in ballots by African-American voters and a smaller-than-predicted increase in Hispanic voters, the project showed.

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Backlash after Oprah Winfrey addresses Donald Trump's win

Ms Winfrey, a household name in the United States, had endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency, saying in June her win would be a "seminal moment for women". After seeing President-elect Trump and President Obama meet in the Oval Office, Oprah said it gave her hope for the future. On Thursday, Oprah tweeted a photo of Trump and Obama with the caption "Everybody take a deep breath!" Patton Oswald, a "celebrity" responded "Oprah what the f***?" "I think Oprah would be great.

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LeBron James becomes youngest National Basketball Association player to score 27000 points

At 31, James is about 1 1/2 years younger than Kobe Bryant was when he became the previous youngest to 27,000 points. His teammates didn't let the moment pass without some celebrating. That was at 45-33 midway through the second quarter, when Wall made a 17-foot jumper over Love. They answered with a 25-11 run in six minutes as part of a 32-point second quarter.

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Trump 'flip-flops' on gay marriage; won't fight it

When Stahl followed up on the question, asking whether it's okay that some women might have to travel to other states to receive abortions, Trump said there's a "long way to go" before discussing that. This newly found position is a complete turn around by the soon-to-be 45th President of the United States, who stated emphatically during his presidential campaign that he would be willing to take a look at gay marriage and see if he could appoint Associate Justices to the Supreme Court ...

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GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is "Settled" Law

By Michael Vadon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsFollowing last week's shock US Presidental election result in which Donald Trump was made President-elect, many gay rights activists have raised concerned that the same-sex marriage law, which was enacted in 2015 would be repeal.

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M&S Christmas ad 2016: 'Christmas with Love'

Christmas Morning arrives and Jake and Anna's parents, played by Tracey Lushington and David Brooks, are confused as to who has eaten the mince pies - both questioning each other. Fans of the advert took to Twitter to praise the new campaign by M&S. Stores across the country will also be carrying out 15,000 acts of Mrs Claus kindness for customers, from free coffee for a Café regular to a party makeover for a customer in need of a pick-me-up.

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Watch Dave Chappelle's powerful SNL speech on racism and the presidency

While we thought rights issues would prevent Dave Chappelle from being able to revive any of his signature characters from Chappelle's Show, they must have worked something out with Comedy Central . Chappelle asked. "I admit that's not the best slogan, but McDonald's already took You Deserve a Break Today". "Housekeeping comes in in the morning, cleans my room, I say 'hey, good morning, housekeeping, ' grab a big handful of pussy".

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Kareena lauds KJo's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

A Hindu group stopped the screening of the film in a multiplex for some time at Samdareeya Mall in Jabalpur. The two festive releases- Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Ajay Devgn's Shivaay have received huge response all over. Apart from COEAI, MNS had also announced that they won't let any film featuring Pakistani artistes release in India, including " Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ".

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Eagles of Death Metal attend Paris memorial

France's president Francois Hollande unveiled a plaque outside the stadium "in memory of Manual Dias" - the first person to die on November 13, 2015 by a suicide bomber. "I had to be here to support her", he told AFP . "I came alone tonight". "Terrorism will strike us again", Valls said. The shock after the attacks deepened when it emerged that some of the attackers were young French men who had been trained by Islamic State in Syria.


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